13 Oct, 2021

Most expensive brands in 2021

Amazon was recognized as the most expensive brand in 2021 with an estimate of $ 683 billion – and this is 64% more than a year earlier! In general, the entire top of the ranking is occupied by technology companies, and all these brands have risen significantly compared to 2020, the second-ranked Apple (612 billion) added 74% over the year, Google (458 billion) – 42%, Microsoft (410 billion) grew by 26%, and the Chinese holding Tencent (240 billion – the fifth in the world. And you might not have heard of such a company) grew by 60%

The cheapest were automobile and insurance brands. The most expensive brand of automakers – Tesla – is valued at only $ 42.6 billion. The most expensive brand of an insurance company and at all only 38 billion

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The G20 participants held a summit dedicated to Afghanistan. The result of the meeting, which was not attended by the top officials of Russia and China, was the decision to increase humanitarian aid to the country, but not to recognize the Taliban regime.

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The representative of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Sergei Kabakovich said that a new criminal case was opened against the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and the former Minister of Culture of the country Pavel Latushko from the “creation of pseudo authorities”

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The Ministry of Transport ruled out the goal of introducing free travel by 2035. They plan to stimulate the transfer of passengers to public transport with the help of a large-scale program of its renewal

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Former head of Rosalkogolregulirovanie Igor Chuyan lived in Montenegro as a citizen of Ukraine named Igor Levin, local media outlets and a RBC source reported. In Russia, the UK considers him involved in the theft of 30 billion rubles

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Kadyrov announced that there are no “shaitans” from Chechnya in Turkey. According to Kadyrov, he visited several Turkish cities, but the “shaitans” apparently “fled” from there. Six foreigners were detained in Turkey last week on suspicion of espionage. In addition to weapons, they found a Russian passport

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In China, against the backdrop of power outages, they decided to adjust the pricing mechanism for electricity received by coal stations: now the range of price fluctuations has been increased to 20% (previously, the upper limit was 15%). And for energy-intensive enterprises, prices will be determined on the basis of market transactions and will not be limited to 20% growth.

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Western countries do not give any response to the appeal to unfreeze Afghan funds in banks, a Taliban representative told RIA Novosti (the movement is banned in the Russian Federation as a terrorist movement).

“They are silent … they mention the provision of humanitarian aid for certain amounts, but these are all temporary solutions,” said a representative of the political office after a meeting in Qatar with the EU delegation.

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Rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences Sergei Zuev does not plead guilty in the case of fraud initiated against the ex-deputy head of the Ministry of Education Marina Rakova. The rector of “Shaninka” in the IVS is kept in the same cell with the accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm, a member of the POC said.

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The Investigative Committee of Russia has combined the cases of money laundering by members of the FBK (recognized in the Russian Federation as an NGO-foreign agent and an extremist organization) of 1 billion rubles with the case of financing extremist activities by individual members of this fund, lawyer Vladimir Voronin said.

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Ukraine will not resume electricity imports from Russia and Belarus, the ban on which expires on November 1, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said.

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Rosfinmonitoring proposed to introduce the possibility of out-of-court blocking of operations on bank accounts and cards of Russians for up to 10 days. The decision on blocking will be made by the heads of Rosfinmonitoring, the Ministry of Internal Affairs or the FSB and only “in urgent cases.”

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Viacheslav Volodin promises that the State Duma will seek a significant increase in the incomes of Russians. He is also confident that the state is able to overcome poverty in the country.

“For this, everyone will have to work more responsibly, realizing that this problem exists in our country and it should be at the top of the agenda. We must, together with the government, try to do everything to ensure that every social group that feels the problem receives help and support, ”said the State Duma speaker.

On October 12, during a meeting with deputies of the State Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the “main enemy” of Russian society the low incomes of the country’s citizens.

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On October 11, 2021, in honor of the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang, at the Exhibition of the Achievements of Three Revolutions, the inauguration of the Exhibition for the Development of State Defense “Self-Defense – 2021” took place. The leader of the DPRK was present at the opening ceremony. During his speech, Kim Jong-un vowed to create an “invincible army.”

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Apple has announced a new fall presentation on October 18th. Insiders predict that the company will show new MacBooks, which will have an updated chip, and AirPods.

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The Soyuz rocket was painted under Khokhloma in honor of the 800th anniversary of Nizhny Novgorod. Such patterns were depicted in the Volga folk crafts. Soyuz in a new design will fly into space from Baikonur on October 28

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For the first time in 11 years, Russia has resumed receiving radioactive waste from European nuclear power plants. More than a thousand tons of uranium waste from France will be imported to Russia

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Rain Neuromorphics presented an analog neural processor that most closely mimics the work of the human brain, capable of creating a solution for artificial intelligence problems with extremely low consumption and powerful cognitive functions. The chip contains 10 thousand digital neurons and will be released using a 180nm process technology.

According to the developers, the first chips will be able to provide 125 million INT8 parameters for processing vision, speech, natural language and recommendations, while consuming less than 50 watts. Samples will be available in 2024, and silicon will be ready for commercial delivery in 2025.

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, after talks with US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, said that the two countries had failed to achieve much progress. According to him, in matters related to the normalization of diplomatic relations, as well as the issuance of visas, the “crisis potential” remains, and the United States does not heed Russia’s demands. The Russian side also recalled that it does not accept the American military presence in Central Asia. Ms. Nuland refrained from commenting on the results of the meeting.

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The Belarusian authorities want the French ambassador to Belarus to leave the country no later than October 18. Belarus also urgently recalled the ambassador from Paris. The reason is called a business trip.

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Airbus will launch a network of solar-powered drones – they will fly for six months without landing, distributing the Internet. The company is working to increase the autonomous flight duration of its Zephyr electric aircraft from the current 25-26 days to three months, and subsequently to six months. This will enable them to carry out practical tasks – to provide the Internet for more than a billion inhabitants of the developing regions of the Earth.

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Due to the sharp increase in excise taxes this year, Russians began to buy cheap cigarettes, Vedomosti writes. The rise in the price of products may lead to an increase in sales of illegal cigarettes, market participants say. They, in turn, are cheaper, since no excise tax has been paid from them. Many Russian smokers cannot afford even the cheapest tobacco products and start buying illegal cigarettes.

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Avtovaz has increased prices for the entire model range by an average of 1.8% since October 18, 2021, the Vedomosti newspaper reports, citing the chairman of the BN Motors board of directors.

Lada price indexation will become the sixth in 2021. According to the publication, Lada Granta will rise in price by 6.6 thousand rubles, “Niva” (Legend) in a three-door version – by 7.6 thousand rubles, Vesta and Largus models – by 9.6 thousand rubles, Travel and Niva – by 8.6 thousand and 9.6 thousand rubles. accordingly, Lada Xray – by 10.6 thousand rubles. Most of all the usual “Niva” in the five-door version will rise in price, the price of which will increase by 17.6 thousand rubles.

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Coal supplies from Russia to Europe increased by 12% compared to 2020.

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The UN will send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through the territory of Uzbekistan. Currently, only 5% of Afghan families are provided with adequate nutrition, more than half of children in Afghanistan under the age of five are malnourished and on the verge of starvation.

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Trade between Russia and China for 3 quarters of 2021 grew by 29.8% – to $ 102.52 billion, according to the PRC customs

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Scientists have created a simulator of a Martian base in the Israeli desert. The six test astronauts will spend three weeks there in complete isolation from the outside world. Their main task is to simulate the search for life on Mars. The astronauts will move around the desert only in spacesuits, each of which weighs 50 kilograms. If the current project is successful, next time astronauts will spend 200 days in the simulator.

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The new software for controlling traffic cameras, on the development of which the Moscow mayor’s office will spend 180 million rubles, will allow traffic police officers using the Intercept mobile application to track and stop for inspection cars that are on the wanted list, removed from the register and registered for deceased citizens. Due to a number of features of the legislation, such car owners today manage to avoid fines from cameras.

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The minimum pension for Muscovites, together with the city supplement, will rise from 20,222 to 21,193 rubles. in 2022. Thus, there will be an increase in pensions by 4.8%. In this regard, “the minimum pension for non-working pensioners in Moscow will be 1.5 times higher than that provided for by federal legislation,” the city authorities said.

According to the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development, the inflation rate at the end of 2021 will be 7.4%. In the next year, 2022, and 2023, this figure is projected at 4% at the end of the year, said the head of the department, Maxim Reshetnikov.

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The Russian Ministry of Finance issued a statement: Russia, against the backdrop of a favorable situation in foreign markets, almost completely fulfilled its annual budget revenue plan for the first three quarters.

The volume of revenues received by the budget in January-September amounted to 17 trillion. 923 billion rubles, or 95.5% of the total amount approved by the law on the federal budget. The budget expenditures for 9 months were executed by 76.6% to the annual plan.

In terms of oil and gas revenues, the plan has even been exceeded: 6 trillion rubles have already been received. 185 billion rubles is 103.3% of the annual indicator. Against the background of European energy hysteria and rising gas prices, I think this is not the limit. True, experts do not advise to rejoice prematurely, explaining this by the fact that a failure is quite possible behind the rise – for example, due to an overestimation of the cost of a barrel of oil.

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The International Biathlon Union has deprived Russian biathlete Olga Zaitseva of a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics. In the summer of 2020, the athletes found male DNA in a doping test. As part of the forensic medical examination, it was established that this is the DNA of Zaitseva’s spouse. Earlier, Zaitseva and two other Russian biathletes were disqualified for life due to violation of anti-doping rules

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed ex-State Duma deputy Natalya Poklonskaya as ambassador to Cape Verde, the corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. Poklonskaya told RIA Novosti that she is glad to be appointed ambassador to Cape Verde – she likes diplomatic work and her dream has come true

Cape Verde is a small Portuguese-speaking republic on the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa.

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The Polish government approved a bill on the construction of a wall on the Belarusian border (now there is only a temporary barbed wire stretched there)

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On the eve in Orsk, two patrolmen stopped a man on the street and demanded 20 thousand rubles from him – otherwise, the police said, they would find prohibited substances in his house during a search. When the man refused, three more police officers joined the conversation and handcuffed the victim, threatening with a pistol.

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that they had caught five extortion police officers. They are from 22 to 30 years old, during interrogation they said that they did not know why they were arrested, and the money was planted on them.

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Two cars collapsed under the asphalt in Novosibirsk. The incident took place in the parking lot of the business center. According to preliminary data, because of the burst pipe, the soil was washed away and a hole was formed. There are no casualties. In this business center, the Podyem newspaper was told that the parking lot did not belong to them.

“This is not our parking, but a city one. This is a breakthrough in the heating system, this is how our utilities work. Two years ago we had a major overhaul of the heating system in this very place, and this is how it was done. ”

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The Moscow Mayor’s Office plans to transfer photos of users of the mos.ru public services portal to the police for use in the face recognition system. To develop a procedure for autosaving photos, we entered into an agreement for 236 million rubles

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The Moscow Mayor’s Office denied the information that appeared in the media about the alleged transfer of personal data to the police from the profiles on the mos.ru portal.

The Kommersant newspaper, referring to the government procurement portal, previously reported that the Moscow government plans to improve the mos.ru portal so that all uploaded photos of users to receive government services are transferred to the face recognition system used by the police.

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The Ministry of Construction of Russia allowed to live in dilapidated housing, if it is “of limited suitability.” These are houses where there is lurch, defects or damage that indicate a decrease in load-bearing capacity. They will be allowed to live with regular checks.

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Ankara considers the Russian Federation and the United States responsible for the fact that the Kurdish formations in Syria carry out attacks on Turkey, the republic’s Foreign Ministry said.

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Belarusians took more than half of foreign currency deposits from banks. For 20 months in a row, there has been a serious outflow of funds from banks in the country. During this period, individuals took $ 2.311 billion from banks.

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Japan made a presentation to Russia because of the trip of Grigorenko and Khusnullin to the southern Kuril Islands – Japanese Foreign Ministry

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The power structures have access to passport data and photographs of citizens uploaded to the State Service portal, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

“All the data contained in the State Services is already transparent and available by law for law enforcement agencies,” Peskov said, commenting on media reports that the Moscow Mayor’s Office intends to transfer photographs of citizens uploaded to mos.ru to the face recognition system for the police. “All passport data are available to the security forces. There are photographs and so on. There is actually nothing like that in this,” he added.

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White House: USA to hold a virtual high-level meeting on the fight against ransomware viruses on October 13-14, more than 30 countries will take part in it, Russia was not invited

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The White House said that Russia has taken a number of measures against cyber ransomware, but the United States is waiting for further steps

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The Korean Central Telegraph Agency revealed a day in the life of Kim Jong-un. The leader of the DPRK watched the demonstration performances of the special forces, who lay with their backs on the broken glass and broke the iron chains with their hands. He also visited the exhibition, patted the armor on the tank and had a beer with the generals.

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New riots broke out in Kosovo. According to local media, the riots began after the Kosovo police raided local shops, demanding documents for the products. Due to the actions of the police, residents of several districts blocked the streets, tear gas and stun grenades were used against them.

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Interium agency specialists monitored social networks, blogs and instant messengers for obscene language. And they saw nothing new. The amount of abuse (in comparison with last year) decreased, but only by 8.9%.

The most swearing settlement in Russia is the city of Dno. For the third year in a row. The second on the list was Anapa, which lagged behind Dna in the use of obscene language by more than ten times. The third in the ranking is Moscow, and St. Petersburg, which is usually called the cultural capital, was in the sixth line.

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The EC proposed to introduce a global moratorium on the extraction of hydrocarbon fuels in the Arctic, but supported the extraction of mineral resources by the EU countries while observing “high environmental standards,” the European Union said.

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Putin reaffirmed that Russia will strive to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2060.

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Belarus has introduced criminal liability for subscribing to “extremist” Telegram channels and chats. The participants will be tried as members of an extremist group. The maximum sentence under this article is seven years in prison. Once again: subscribers of extremist Telegram channels can be imprisoned for up to seven years. By the way, in Belarus, about 180 Telegram channels, chats and media are recognized as extremist.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus has not yet revealed how in practice they will apply punishment for subscribers of extremist Telegram channels – Sputnik Belarus

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Russia increased its share in global bitcoin mining from 6.8% in June to 11%, according to this indicator, the country ranks third in the world, according to data from the Cambridge University business school.

According to the study, the United States is the world leader in bitcoin mining: its share is 35.4%, which is more than twice the figures reflected in the previous report. Kazakhstan is in second place with a share of 18.1% (+10 pp compared to June).

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The external debt of the Russian Federation as of October 1 amounted to $ 489.2 billion, having increased by $ 21.9 billion since the beginning of the year – Central Bank

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The European Commission issued a statement on the energy crisis:

▪️ Stabilization of energy prices is expected by April, while there is currently no risk of interruptions in the EU energy supply

▪️ gas supplies from Russia were below expectations, Gazprom fulfilled contracts, but practically did not offer additional supplies to reduce pressure on the market

▪️ investigates possible cases of violation of competition rules in the EU energy market

▪️ invites the authorities of the EU countries to partially cover the increased energy bills, allow payment deferrals, reduce taxes for vulnerable segments of the population

▪️ EU countries should increase investment in renewable energy sources amid rising gas and electricity prices

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The Russian government has approved a regulation on state control in the field of biometric identification, it will be conducted by the Ministry of Digital Science. The regulation contains criteria for dividing into groups of severity (“A”, “B” and “C”), taking into account the severity of the consequences of non-compliance by accredited organizations carrying out identification with the requirements of the law. The regulation comes into force on January 1, 2022.

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Rosatom commented to RIA Novosti on the Greenpeace protests at the office of the French Orano, where activists demanded not to send reprocessed uranium to Russia and not to pollute other countries.

The supplies of regenerated uranium from France to Russia are aimed at its further use in the Russian nuclear power industry, the state corporation explained. In addition, this will allow to reduce the environmental burden of the nuclear industry, as well as help to solve the problems of sustainable development, said in Rosatom.

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Kozak discussed Donbass with Nuland, gave details: they confirmed that the Minsk agreements remain the only basis for a settlement, and Nuland confirmed the US position that significant progress in the settlement is hardly possible without agreeing on a special status for Donbass. He and Nuland agreed to continue mutual consultations on the topic of Ukraine.

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Russians will remain without American visas for a long time. The Foreign Ministry stated the failure of negotiations on the work of the embassies.

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Space company Steve Wozniak Privateer Space will search for space debris in orbit. To do this, she entered into an agreement with a startup Astroscale.

The first satellite, Pono-1, which the company will send on February 11, 2022, will be equipped with 42 sensors, of which 12 are cameras. The body of the satellite will be 3D printed from carbon fiber with the stiffness of titanium. In 4 months “Pono-1” will be taken out of orbit. The company plans to launch Pono-2 at the end of April.

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