16 Nov, 2020

News digest for 11/14-15/2020

The authorities of Tuva have banned the use of the names of the republic in the names of sites and groups in social networks without permission. In an interview with Gazeta.Ru, Acting Minister of Justice of Tuva Buyan Khovalyg explained that such a measure is intended to protect the honor and dignity of the region and its inhabitants.

The main reason was that some groups, which had the words Tuva in their names, denigrated the honor and dignity of our republic. This violated the interests of the majority of the inhabitants of our region. Profanity was widely used in these groups. This was also one of the criteria. This law does not prohibit the use of the words Tuva, Republic of Tuva. It only establishes the procedure for using official names, – said the head of the republican Ministry of Justice.

According to the adopted law, violators face a monetary fine for the inconsistent use of the words Republic of Tuva and Tuva. For citizens up to 5 thousand rubles, for officials – 6 thousand rubles, for legal entities – up to 50 thousand rubles.

The government of the Russian Federation recognized mushrooms as agricultural products

The Russian government has included mushrooms in the list of agricultural products; the decree signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was published on the legal information portal. As noted by RIA Novosti, for agricultural producers when selling their own products, there is a zero rate of income tax. In general, the corporate income tax rate in the Russian Federation is 20%.

The Bell recalls that several large mushroom producers operate in Russia, including the Mushroom Rainbow company, 70% of which is owned by Mishustin’s son-in-law Alexander Udodov.

Detentions in Armenia over the preparation of the murder of Nikol Pashinyan

Ex-head of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan and the commander of the Ashot Yerkat volunteer detachment Ashot Minasyan were detained as part of the case on the preparation of the assassination of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

During the searches as part of the investigation in the apartments of the suspects and other buildings, 3 Kalashnikov machine guns – PK, one Kalashnikov light machine gun – RPK, 2 anti-tank grenade launchers with telescopic sights, three assault rifles, 14 rifles with optical sights, 9 boxes of 5.45 mm ammunition were found ., 5 boxes of cartridges of 7.62 mm., 233 cartridges of the same caliber, 11 capsules, 8 electric fuses, 1 grenade fuse, 13 mechanical fuses, 1 wick, 2 “RGD” grenades, 3 hand grenade fuses, 1 grenade ” F-1 “, 1 body of an anti-tank grenade, 1 TNT cube with a homemade metal frame, 1 device for electric detonation and other ammunition and weapons.

Iran fired on militant positions on the other side of the border

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC, part of the Iranian Armed Forces) fired at the positions of militants on the other side of the border who attacked border guards in Iranian Azerbaijan, IRIB TV and Radio Company reported.

On the eve, law enforcement officials reported the death of three Iranian border guards in clashes in the Iranian province of West Azerbaijan. The security forces noted that they did not allow the militants to enter Iran.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced the creation of a People’s Tribunal

The leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced the creation of a people’s tribunal in order to convict President Alexander Lukashenko and supporters of his regime in the future.

“Our country has finally become a crime scene. I declare that Alyaksandr Lukashenka and his accomplices are a terrorist organization that must answer for their crimes, ”Tikhanovskaya explained the need to create a tribunal.

Tikhanovskaya said that together with the online platforms Zubr and Golos, which monitored the elections, the opposition developed a system for recording evidence of crimes. There it will be possible to upload photos and videos confirming the illegal actions of the security forces, and in the future they can be used in court. She promised the security officials themselves an amnesty if they report the crimes of their colleagues.

Lukashenka said that he will not just leave the presidential post, but will leave only when necessary

Answering journalists’ questions, he said that this process should take place within a predetermined time frame. The details of the constitutional changes that are now being worked out, he promised to announce at the All-Belarusian Assembly.

Traditional Sunday march took place in Minsk

Mass protests continue in Belarus after the presidential elections on August 9 and the announcement of the victory of Alexander Lukashenko

According to eyewitnesses, the security forces used gas to disperse the demonstrators near the Pushkinskaya metro station, writes Tut.by.

People gathered for protests not only in Minsk, but also in other cities of Belarus, for example, Zhodino, Molodechno and Vitebsk, Telegram channels HEXTA and Belarus of the Brain broadcast


Khabarovsk residents continue to hold rallies in support of the arrested ex-governor Sergei Furgal. Saturday was the 127th day of the protests. According to human rights activists, there are detainees


Shoigu reported to Putin on Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh

1960 military personnel
90 armored personnel carriers
380 units of automotive and special equipment

RF resumes aviation communication

  • Flights on the route Moscow – Addis Ababa will be three times a week, and to the Seychelles on the route Moscow – Victoria – twice;
  • For citizens of Ethiopia and Seychelles, restrictions on entry into the Russian Federation associated with measures on COVID are removed;
  • Russians can also freely fly to any of these countries;
  • It was also decided to increase the number of flights to Kazakhstan up to three a week (to Nur-Sultan) and up to two to Almaty;
  • There will be seven flights to the UAE per week, taking into account the reduction in passenger traffic to Turkey;
  • Flights to Cuba will be increased to four per week, and to the Maldives – to eight.

The Austrian Chancellor has announced a full lockdown in the country.

It will enter into force on November 17 and will last until December 6. According to Sebastian Kurz, almost all trade will be closed in the country, except for shops of daily necessity, post office, banks and pharmacies. Hairdressers and beauty salons will not work, schools will switch to distance learning.

Turkey fined the American company Google

Turkey has fined the American company Google 25.6 million dollars. The corresponding decision was made by the country’s antimonopoly department. The company is known to have been fined for “abusing its dominant position in the general search market.” According to the Turkish Antimonopoly Authority, Google deliberately placed ads in the first search results with undefined advertising quality, which after publication did not generate income. Earlier it was reported that the Russian court fined Google 1.5 million rubles.

Ivan Safronov’s mother never received a call from her son

FSB investigators did not allow journalist Ivan Safronov to call his mother today and wish her a happy birthday. Under the pretext that in this conversation he can convey something to foreign special services.

The Pentagon called for the end of all wars with the participation of the United States

The new acting head of the Pentagon Christopher Miller announced the need to end all wars with the participation of the United States, The Hill newspaper reports with reference to the text of the memorandum sent to the department’s employees

UK to ban selling cars on gasoline and diesel from 2030

The UK has revised plans to ban vehicles powered by internal combustion engines that run on gasoline and diesel. This information was published the day before by the Financial Times.

ULA announced the launch of a US reconnaissance satellite

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched an Atlas V launch vehicle with a secret NROL-101 spacecraft on Friday for the needs of the US National Defense and Space Intelligence Administration (NUVKR).

Turkey denies Lavrov’s statement

President Erdogan, in fact, denied the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, indicating that he also intends to send his military to Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Turkish military will operate in Karabakh with the aim of observing and monitoring the agreements on the same basis as the Russian ones. And negotiations on Karabakh continue at the level of the foreign ministers of Turkey and the Russian Federation

Peskov stated that the participation of Turkish peacekeepers in Karabakh was not discussed

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov denied a new statement by the Turkish authorities about the participation of the republic’s armed forces in the peacekeeping mission in Nagorno-Karabakh. A representative of the Kremlin told reporters about this on Thursday, November 12, writes “Country of Soviets”.

In Belarus, 300 students expelled for participation in protests

Lukashenko said that he now receives letters from the parents of expelled students. According to him, they beg him to restore the children to universities, explaining that no matter how they tried to re-educate the child, they did not succeed.

I instructed to work out a mechanism. Well, we threw these 300 people out. I will not say that they are frostbitten and bad. And they are doing fine. Some are generally very capable people. I think: well, let’s lose them. Who needs them? Listen, well, they will go to this Poland, well, let them work there, but they are not needed there

Lukashenko threatened to close border for goods from Ukraine

Alexander Lukashenko threatened on STV air that he could close the country’s border for goods from the territory of Ukraine. As Lukashenko admitted, the issue of an open border with Ukraine was repeatedly raised during negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

And he always, at any meeting (asks): why is your Ukrainian border not closed? Why do Ukrainians supply some sanctioned products to the Russian market through Belarus? And why do you buy something from them, this and so on. He’s right. And you (Ukraine) are imposing sanctions against us. Listen, wake up. You see that we do not close the border for goods from the Ukrainian territory, – Lukashenka said

Platon added to the road fund of Russia

Payments from freight carriers and logistics companies for federal highways replenish the road fund every day. According to the system’s report, over the five years of operation, Platon has replenished the road fund of Russia by 130 billion rubles.

Tourist-booked hotel in Cuba turned into observatory

As the top manager of one of the tour operators told the portal TourDom.ru, the authorities of Cayo-Coco in the near future promise to allocate the Sol Cayo Coco 4 * hotel for observation. A separate building will accommodate those whose PCR test will show a positive result upon arrival, in the other – tourists who have contact with them.

The value of the national brand “Russia”

British consulting company Brand Finance has updated its annual rating of the value of national brands. The value of the brand “Russia” has lost more than $ 130 billion since the beginning of the year. The value of the brand of Russia now occupies the 14th line and is in the corresponding rating between the Netherlands and Switzerland

It is noted that the United States has traditionally occupied the first line in the ranking in 2020, China is in second place, and Japan is in third. Thus, the national brand of the Russian Federation in 2020 turned out to be almost 30 times cheaper than the “USA” brand – $ 828 billion against $ 23.7 trillion

When assessing national brands, Brand Finance analysts took into account indicators of GDP, political climate, investment in capital and other indicators. The indicator of the “soft power” of the state – its cultural attractiveness for foreigners was also evaluated. The Russian Federation was in tenth place in this indicator