26 Янв, 2021

News digest for 01/25/2021

Physicists conducted an experiment that confirmed a unique theory that used to be something ephemeral. Now, by experience, it has been possible to establish that under properly created conditions, two people can observe the same event, seeing it in their own way. And each of them will be right.

Although the experiment itself has not yet been licensed and its results have not been published in scientific journals, the data obtained are beyond doubt. They prove that when it comes to quantum physics, there is no point in talking about a general objective reality.

Navalny’s headquarters estimated the number of participants in the actions throughout Russia

The number of participants in protests in support of Alexei Navalny throughout Russia amounted to 250-300 thousand people, the head of Navalny’s headquarters network Leonid Volkov told Open Media.

France called for effective sanctions against Russia

Effective sanctions should be introduced against Russia in connection with the case of blogger Alexei Navalny. This was stated by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

As for the sanctions, it is necessary to make them really effective, — quotes Le Drian’s words to RIA Novosti, which he said on the air of France Inter radio station.

The President of Poland proposed to impose sanctions against Gazprom

On the eve of the meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers, Polish President Andrzej Duda proposed to limit the possibility of economic functioning on the territory of the European Union of the Russian company Gazprom, which is building the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. He also spoke in favor of increasing sanctions pressure on Russia as a whole.

Then the situation with the observance of international law, as well as human and political rights in Russia, will begin to move forward, because this will be a serious step in the sphere of Russian economic interests, — Duda said in an interview with the Financial Times.

Life on Earth came about by chance

Researchers from around the world are creating computer simulations that aim to explain and model the origin of life on Earth. Almost all scientific projects have confirmed that the emergence of simple and complex life forms on our planet is an absolutely random process that lasted about four billion years.

Dmitry Peskov — about protest actions

Now many will say that many people have taken part in illegal actions. No, few people came out, many people vote for Putin. And many people voted for the amendments to the Constitution. If you compare the numbers, you will understand how few people are, although they are also citizens of Russia, — said Peskov in an interview with the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin »

Scandal at the World Cup in Finland.

At the finish line, the Finnish skier Myaki blocked the path of the Russian Bolshunov, he swung his stick at his opponent, and immediately after the finish he deliberately crashed into him. The jury decided to disqualify the Russian and deprive the team of bronze.

According to local publications, the Finnish skier injured his hand in this conflict. The police received two applications for Bolshunov’s actions — law enforcement officers will evaluate them and decide whether to start an investigation.

Clashes between soldiers of the border forces of India and China

Clashes between soldiers of the border forces of India and China took place in the area of ​​the Naku-La pass in the Indian Himalayan state of Sikkim, Latesly reports, citing sources. According to them, the military of the People’s Liberation Army of China made an attempt to invade Indian territory, the Indian military stopped them. The clashes wounded 20 Chinese and four Indian soldiers.

SpaceX has set a new world record

SpaceX has launched a Falcon launch vehicle with 143 satellites, setting a new world record for the number of satellites launched by a single rocket. The previous record was registered in 2017. Then the Indian Space Agency was able to successfully launch a rocket with 104 satellites.

SpaceX’s mission was named Transporter-1. Of the satellites in orbit, ten are for the global Starlink network. SpaceX is deploying it to bring the internet to hard-to-reach places on Earth. The rest of the satellites will work for the needs of various clients, including the Finnish company ICEYE, which develops systems for monitoring hazardous ice objects.

Food prices in Russia

According to official data, in the first 11 months of 2020, consumer prices for food in Russia on average increased by 5.1%

The leaders of growth are Saratov Region (+ 8% YTD), Kabardino-Balkaria and Buryatia (7.2% each). Food prices rose by 7.1% in Dagestan, by 6.9% in Adygea, 6.8% each in Ryazan Oblast and the Jewish Autonomous Region. In total, growth by more than 6% was recorded in 23 regions. And among them are a large number of regions with developed agriculture.

The lowest rise in prices is traditionally in the northern regions: + 1.4% in the NAO, 2.3% in Chukotka. The third place was shared by Moscow and the Leningrad region: prices there have added only 3.4% since the beginning of the year. And then — again to the north: Yakutia, Murmansk, Tyumen, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Kamchatka: everywhere the price increase does not exceed 4%.

In Moscow and Vladivostok, criminal cases were opened for blocking roads.

Metropolitan police estimated the number of protesters at 4 thousand people and said that a number of participants had «intent to render the communication lines in the city unusable.» Also, 7 criminal cases were initiated on the use of violence against police officers, hooliganism and damage to property.

In Vladivostok, the Interior Ministry announced that protesters blocked traffic on the city’s central streets from 14:30 to 17:20. The department claims that in this regard, the ambulance could not travel to four urgent calls in the city, including to a nine-month-old baby.

UPD: Also, a criminal case on obstruction of traffic was opened in St. Petersburg. The police told «Ascent» that a group of citizens «forced the drivers to make dangerous maneuvers to avoid hitting pedestrians», now they are wanted.

Vladimir Putin commented on Navalny’s investigation

A question about the FBK film was asked by a student at an online meeting. Putin said that he had not watched the film of Navalny’s team and that the palace had never belonged to him. Putin adds about Navalny’s «investigation»: this has been exaggerated for a long time, the opportunity presented itself to compile and try to brainwash the citizens. He called it editing and compilation: «Boring, girls»

I didn’t watch this film simply for lack of free time, but leafed through the video selections that the assistants brought me. I want to answer your question right away: nothing of what is indicated there as my property, neither me nor my close relatives, belongs and never did. Never!.

US Ambassador protests over support for uncoordinated actions in Russia

The American side should comply with Russian laws, the US ambassador was pointed out to this in connection with the actions of the embassy during uncoordinated actions in the Russian Federation. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said this on the air of Channel One. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov had a conversation with the American Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan, she said.

Earlier, the embassy stated that it «supports the right of all people to peaceful protests» and «freedom of expression», and also that they are observing reports of protests in 38 cities of Russia.

Putin announced attempts from the outside to interfere with the civil aircraft industry in Russia

They are trying to hinder the development of the Russian civil aircraft industry from abroad. This was announced on Monday, January 25, by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with students on the occasion of Student’s Day.

As an example, he cited the creation of the MC-21 medium-range aircraft. But Russia “is being put in a wheel there with the help of the same sanctions almost at every step,” he said.

Japan has not joined the treaty banning nuclear weapons

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that the country will not join the nuclear weapons ban agreement, which comes into force on Friday, January 22, RIA Novosti writes.

Putin said he has never done business

Business has never interested me. Not because it’s bad — on the contrary, no. I think that this is a very noble occupation, especially if you think about the social side of business, about job creation, about decent wages, about the development of economic sectors — this is very cool and very useful. But this is not mine at all. <…> I have never done this, — the president explained.