1 Mar, 2021

Expanded luxury tax in Russia

In Russia, the list of state services provided without registration has been expanded. The list has been replenished by six positions and at the moment there are 80 points in it. Now in any subject it will be possible to obtain a certificate of disability. Also, the Russians will be able to apply to the Pension Fund to change the information on the account and apply for parking for disabled drivers, Izvestia TV channel reports.

Prince of Saudi Arabia approves the murder of journalist Khashukji

The United States is imposing visa restrictions on 76 Saudi Arabians who may have been involved in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Hashkadzhi, as well as threats and intimidation of other dissidents, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement.

On February 26, the United States National Intelligence released a report claiming that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud approved an operation to kidnap or kill Khashkadzhi.

“We believe that the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman, approved the operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill the Saudi journalist Jamal Hashkadzhi,” the report says.

In Russia, expanded the luxury tax

The Ministry of Industry of Russia has expanded the list of cars worth more than 3 million rubles, which are subject to the so-called “luxury tax”, by 89 items.

According to the law, owners of cars worth between 3 and 5 million rubles must pay transport tax with a coefficient of 1.5. The tax on cars one to two years old is calculated using the coefficient * 1.3, for cars two to three years old – 1.1.

The double tax must be paid by owners of cars worth 5-10 million rubles and up to five years of age. Triple tax – for models at a price of 10-15 million rubles and an age of 10-20 years.

Maduro demanded a review of relations with Spain

Maduro demanded a deep revision of relations with Madrid after the visit of the Spanish Foreign Minister to the regions bordering with Venezuela in Colombia.

“Get out of Latin America, chancellor of Spain. Go home, foreign minister, that’s enough humiliation,” the president said.

Users massively sued Facebook

In the US state of Illinois, users massively sued Facebook – and won, now each of the 1.6 million Americans who filed a complaint will receive $ 345 from the social network.

Illinois residents (one in five Facebook users in the state were involved in the lawsuit) complained that the social network recognizes their faces and allows them to be tagged in photos without their consent. This feature is contrary to state data protection laws – one of the most stringent in the United States.

The United States has tested the new command and control system “Golden Horde”

The idea is that precision-guided ammunition and guided aerial bombs dropped from aircraft could exchange data, organize themselves into a “flock”, independently re-target in flight and simultaneously hit targets

NATO forces conduct Poseidon 21 exercises in the Black Sea

Until March 6, it is planned to work out scenarios to combat underwater threats, as well as enemy aircraft, ships and submarines. Bulgaria, France, Greece, Romania, Spain, USA and Turkey are involved. Ukraine is not invited.

Biden claims the “simple truth” about Crimea

The US government will never recognize Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea and will support Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said in a statement posted on the White House website. It was prepared on the occasion of the Ukrainian “Day of Crimea Resistance to the Russian Occupation”.

The United States continues to support Ukraine and other allies today, as it has since the beginning of the conflict [in Ukraine]. On this gloomy anniversary, we would like to remind you of a simple truth: Crimea is Ukraine, the US President said in a statement.

The Telegram team told how it will monetize the messenger.

Channel ads, premium stickers, Instagram stories, and even an online sales platform can be used. The company outlined its plans in a report for potential investors: Telegram plans to borrow $ 1 billion from them to cover other debts

The search for those who ordered the murder of Boris Nemtsov

The investigation into the case of those who ordered the murder of Boris Nemtsov has been extended until the end of May, said lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, who represents his daughter’s interests. In the case of the murder of Nemtsov, only the perpetrators were convicted – the lowest level of the crime. However, the secondary and higher beasts went unpunished, the lawyer noted.

Western diplomats brought flowers to the scene of Boris Nemtsov’s murder. Six years ago, on February 27, a Russian politician was killed on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge in Moscow.

US House of Representatives approves economic rescue plan

The bill provides for the allocation of $ 400 billion to combat the spread of coronavirus, about $ 1 trillion will be allocated to help citizens affected by the pandemic and restrictive measures, the rest of the money will go to stimulate economic growth.

FSB investigators extorted a bribe in bitcoins

Former FSB investigators Aleksey Kolbov and Sergei Belousov were found guilty of extortion from the former head of Izvestia, Erast Galumov.

Kolbov was sentenced to 12 years in a strict regime colony. Belousov was sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment in a strict regime colony. In addition, the court ruled to deprive Belousov of the military rank “Major of Justice of the Reserve”, Kolbov – the title of “Captain of Justice of the Reserve”

Alexey Navalny received the Boris Nemtsov Foundation prize

The Boris Nemtsov Foundation awarded politician Alexei Navalny a prize for courage in upholding democratic values in Russia. Last year, activist Konstantin Kotov became the laureate of the award