12 Dec, 2020

News digest for 12/11/2020

The mayor of the city of Agidel in Bashkiria Fanis Gilvanov was outraged by the reluctance of residents to work for 15 thousand rubles (approximately $ 200). He wrote about this on his page in “VKontakte”

I can no longer understand anything – what kind of work do the Agidelians need? We don’t want to sew, we don’t want to be sellers in stores, we don’t want to work as cooks, we don’t want to work as nurses, we don’t want to work as doctors, we don’t want to work as teachers, we don’t want to work as an estimator, we don’t want to be an architect, we don’t want to do construction work on landscaping, we don’t want to work as bus drivers. we want it, we don’t want to be an electrician, we don’t want to be a washer in a car service. There are also vacancies in the police. But these are jobs

In Russia, the number of citizens who want to move from small towns has increased.

RBC writes about this with reference to a survey conducted by specialists from the Higher School of Economics. As experts found out, the share of Russians who thought about moving to other regions over the past four years has grown from 28 to 42 percent. Many citizens are sure that they cannot get a good education at their place of residence (this was indicated by 87 percent of residents of small towns). In addition, they are massively ready to move for the sake of work – in large (non-capital) cities, only 39 percent of residents are confident that they will be able to find a decent job. In medium-sized cities this indicator is less than 25 percent, in small cities it tends to zero. Moscow looks the most attractive for its residents.

Belarusian opposition announced the creation of “people’s embassies” abroad

The opposition of Belarus has announced the opening of “people’s embassies” of Belarus in other countries, according to the Telegram channel of the leader of the Belarusian opposition, former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

The people’s embassies are aimed at protecting the rights, support and solidarization of Belarusians living in different countries of the world, the message says.

Russian State Duma supported amendments to the Federal Law “On Police”

In particular, in accordance with the draft law, if police officers received a statement or report of incidents, they will have the right to inspect the scene of the incident, terrain, premises, vehicles, items, documents and other objects.

Police officers will have the right to enter premises, land plots and territories in order to detain persons caught at the scene of their commission of an act containing signs of a crime.

The police will also have the right to open vehicles. For example, if a person in a car needs first aid or medical assistance. Or a baby is left unattended there. Or if the person who has committed (committing) a crime is blocked in it.

Also, the police will have the right to inspect citizens if there is reason to believe that they are hiding items of theft with them.

Limit advertising of alcohol and gambling

Google will introduce new settings that will limit the display of ads for certain categories of goods and services on its services. The first change will affect YouTube – users will be able to express a desire to see fewer promo videos on the topic of alcohol and gambling.

Street protests forced Albanian Interior Minister to resign

The death of a young man at the hands of the police was the reason why Albanian Interior Minister Sander Leshai resigned, Bosnia and Herzegovina radio and television reported.

EU expanded sanctions against Turkey

The leaders of the countries – members of the European Union agreed on the expansion of sanctions against Turkey due to the conduct of exploration work in the disputed areas of the Eastern Mediterranean. This was announced by the representative of the President of the European Council Barend Leits.

Wartime regime introduced in two cities of China

The “wartime” regime in the cities of Suifenhe and Dongning on the border with Russia was introduced by the Chinese authorities due to the detection of an infected with coronavirus, the press service of the regional steering working group on countering the epidemiological threat reported on December 10.

The Russian government ordered to fix the prices for sugar and butter

At a meeting with business representatives on December 10, the government gave instructions to stabilize food prices, the press service of First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov said. The wholesale price for sugar should not be higher than 36 rubles / kg, retail – 45 rubles / kg, for sunflower oil – 95 and 110 rubles / kg, respectively

In Rostov, prices for essential products have risen sharply

In October, the cost of some products in Rostov increased by 14% compared to the same period last year. This is reported by “Expert Yug” with reference to a meeting of the City Duma Commission on Investments, Small Business and Trade. Thus, the price of apples increased by 22.9%, the cost of a kilogram of carrots – by 35.6%. Granulated sugar rose in price by 27.1%, and rice by 12.5%. The price for buckwheat increased the most – by 86.5%.

US imposed sanctions against Kadyrov’s foundation and sports clubs from Chechnya

The United States imposed sanctions against the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation, created on the initiative of Ramzan Kadyrov, as well as against related companies and sports clubs, including FC Akhmat, as well as the personal trainer of the head of Chechnya in equestrian sports.

The United States did not impose new sanctions against Kadyrov himself – he has been on the US sanctions list under the Global Magnitsky Act since 2017.

The Magnitsky Act allows for the imposition of personal sanctions against persons who, according to Washington, are involved in human rights violations. The persons involved in the updated sanctions list are prohibited from entering the United States, and their financial assets in US banks are blocked.

UK imposed sanctions against three Russians

The British authorities have imposed personal sanctions against three Russian politicians due to the torture and human rights violations committed against representatives of non-traditional sexual orientation in the Chechen Republic. This is stated in a statement released on Thursday by the United Kingdom Foreign Office.

Restrictions, implying a ban on entry to Great Britain and freezing of bank accounts, were adopted against the speaker of the Chechen parliament Magomed Daudov, ex-head of police in the Chechen city of Argun Ayub Kataev, and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Chechnya Apti Alaudinov. In addition, sanctions were imposed against the Terek special rapid reaction unit.

Rambler Group decided to disband Rambler News Service

The Rambler Group media holding has decided to disband the Rambler News Service (RNS) news agency, Vedomosti reported, citing sources. General Director of Rambler & Co Maxim Tadevosyan confirmed to the newspaper that the agency will stop working in the previous format.

Mr. Tadevosyan said that the matter concerns the transformation of RNS and the launch of a new project, therefore the holding does not plan to revoke the media license issued to the agency. However, he did not specify in what format RNS will be restarted.

Russian athletes most often violated anti-doping rules in 2018

The total number of anti-doping rule violations was 1,923. The most violations in Olympic sports were in cycling (215 cases), track (188) and weightlifting (157). The Russians became the leaders in the number of violations – 144 cases of doping were identified. In second place on the list is Italy (132), in third – France (114), follows from the report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Morocco agreed to establish diplomatic relations with Israel

Morocco has become the latest Arab country to agree to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, Trump announced. For its part, the United States recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara

Roadmap for gasification of Russian regions

The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy and Gazprom have come up with a way to finance the large-scale gasification of the country, which requires about 2 trillion rubles by 2030. The company will issue perpetual bonds with state support – if necessary, the Ministry of Energy will pay interest on them instead of Gazprom

Norilsk Nickel shareholders approved dividends

Norilsk Nickel shareholders approved dividends for 9 months of 2020 in 98.6 billion rubles (about $ 1.2 billion). For comparison, payments for the whole of 2019 amounted to 324 billion, Rosprirodnadzor demands from the company 148 billion for the Norilsk state of emergency.

Poisonous spiders and snakes found in the Rostov region

Their bites can kill a person. This is reported by the “AiF” edition. The press service of the Southern Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences noted that the increase in the population of karakurt spiders in the region is associated with prolonged warming

In Tuva, they wrote a myth-tale about Sergei Shoigu.

The author of the book “Son of Khur-Kuzhuget Sergek with a dark red horse” Zoya Kyrgys expects that the work will be studied in schools. In a conversation with “Rise” the writer said that the main character of the tale is a hero, whose actions allegorically reflect facts from the biography of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. Kyrgys is confident that Shoigu’s image conveys “a huge positive charge of modern youth.”

The character Son of Khur-Kuzhugeta Sergek is a bright noble essence, a collective image of a hero from the epic of Tuvans, a legendary person was taken as a prototype, who became a symbol of not only Tuva, but also great Russia – the hero of Russia Sergei Shoigu. Sergek is his parents called him when he was little. Since childhood, he was distinguished by a restless character. According to his mother, he could jump from a ten-meter cliff into the waters of the Yenisei, and once she had to jump after her son, so she was scared. Three districts have already ordered books for me. And I will give this fairy tale to all schools

Russian diplomat accused of espionage

The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) said two Russian diplomats working at the Russian Embassy in The Hague have been declared persona non grata. They are accused of spying in the high-tech sector.

European Union will extend economic sanctions against Russia

The leaders of the 27 EU countries have decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia, said spokesman for the President of the European Council Barend Leits.

This is a political decision to extend the sanctions, a legally binding resolution must be made by the Council of the EU, consisting of ministers – representatives of the participating countries. The extension of the restrictive measures will come into effect after the publication of the legislative act in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The current restrictions are calculated until January 2021. The decision to extend the EU sanctions has been made every six months since 2014, when the restrictions were introduced. The events in Ukraine and accusations of the annexation of Crimea became the reason for the sanctions