13 Апр, 2021

On attracting labor migrants to Russia

The Ministry of Labor of Russia was told about the new procedure for attracting labor migrants. The main innovation is the application procedure from employers. Moreover, it is possible to invite foreign specialists exclusively for certain projects. Companies that want to hire foreigners must meet certain requirements: staff — from 250 people, annual income — from 2 billion rubles. As explained in the Ministry of Labor, this was done so that employers could provide decent conditions for migrants and comply with sanitary and epidemiological requirements.

Travel assets of Arkady Rotenberg in Crimea

Businessman Arkady Rotenberg has been the beneficiary of sanatoriums and a hotel in Crimea for two years, his spokesman said. According to him, the entrepreneur is «related» to the sanatoriums «Ai-Petri», «Mishor», «Dyulber», «Zhemchuzhina» and the hotel «Dacha Rachmaninov». By the summer, he may become the sole beneficiary of the assets.

In January, Arkady Rotenberg announced that he was the beneficiary of a mansion in Gelendzhik from an investigation by opposition leader Alexei Navalny about «Putin’s palace.» Mr. Rotenberg announced that he wants to make an apart-hotel there. Then he said that he has facilities in the Crimea and the Far East.

Where will the funds of the National Welfare Fund be invested

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed by May 1 to submit a list of infrastructure projects, the investment of which will be carried out with the involvement of funds from the National Welfare Fund (NWF)

Euronews TV channel stopped broadcasting in Belarus.

The operator of Belarus for the provision of telecommunication services — the republican unitary enterprise Beltelecom — has stopped broadcasting Euronews since Monday. The reason why the regulator decided not to renew the contract with the TV channel is not explained.

Last week, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko appointed a new minister of information. The post went to Vladimir Pertsov. Previously, he served as head of the representative office of the Mir interstate television and radio company. First of all, Pertsov announced the expansion of state content in the media. According to him, it is unacceptable that the information agenda is not formed by representatives of the state.

In Simferopol, he dismantled 50 passenger buses

Investigators are establishing the circumstances of the dismantling of 50 passenger buses of the municipal enterprise «Goravtotrans» in Simferopol. This was reported by Olga Postnova, Senior Assistant to the Head of the Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee for Crimea and Sevastopol.

“On the fact of negligence of unidentified officials of the enterprise, a criminal case has been initiated and is being investigated, all the circumstances are being established,” Postnova said.

Restoration of Simferopol buses disassembled for spare parts will cost 92 million rubles

Cuban authorities have clarified the conditions for Russians to enter the resort of Varadero

Each visitor, upon arrival at Varadero Airport, will undergo a real-time PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, which will be sent to the Molecular Biology Laboratory in the province of Matanzas. Upon arrival at the booked hotel, the visitor puts on a bracelet that identifies him within 24 hours before receiving the test results. At this time, the tourist must comply with established isolation measures, such as wearing masks and social distance in public areas of hotel facilities, the Cuban Ministry of Tourism said in a letter.

As the department clarifies, if the result of the PCR test turns out to be negative, the tourist can use the services of the resort without restrictions. If, with a positive test, a tourist has symptoms of coronavirus, he will be sent to a hospital for treatment in accordance with established medical protocols.

Bank of Russia bought currency on the domestic market

The Bank of Russia bought a currency on the domestic market with settlements on April 8 in the amount of 8.6 billion rubles, follows from the data on the regulator’s website. The volume of currency purchased by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation with settlements on April 7 amounted to 6.7 billion rubles.

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation from January 15 returned to buying currency according to the budgetary rule. During this period, the volume of foreign currency purchases on the domestic market reached 308.4 billion rubles.

The number of poor has grown in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the number of residents with incomes below the subsistence level has increased by 20%. At the same time, the republic managed to enter the top 10 countries in terms of the projected increase in the number of the richest people, the analytical service Finprom.kz reports.

“In the fourth quarter of 2020, the number of households with incomes below the subsistence level increased by 12% over the year, to 140.6 thousand. 858.5 thousand people lived in these households, which is 20.1% more than a year earlier. «, — the message says.

Debt of Russians on loans

At the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, the total debt of Russians on bank loans increased by 13.4% since the beginning of the year and reached 19.92 trillion rubles.

Korean scientists have developed an artificial nervous system that responds to light

Researchers at three universities in South Korea have been able to create an artificial nervous system that mimics the work of the brain. The design consists of a photodiode, a material that converts light into an electrical signal, a transistor that acts as a mechanical synapse, and an artificial neural circuit that acts as the brain of the system. This system can be used to create complex robots or develop prostheses.

A technology has been created for storing large amounts of information in DNA storages

An accurate method of reading and writing information into biological molecules, DNA, has been developed by a group of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, TechRadar reports. As the head of the project Lachar Ionkov told reporters, the researchers created the Adaptive DNA Storage Codec (ADS Codex) software package, which «converts data from what a computer understands to what biology understands.» The program allows you to encode binary information in a DNA molecule with a minimum amount of errors.

Scientists have found a way to completely restore lost teeth

Scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Fukui report that antibodies to a single gene help stimulate tooth growth in mice with dental agenesis (a congenital disease). The article was published in the scientific journal Science Advances.

Sea level rise due to climate change turned out to be less than expected

Researchers at the University of Utrecht have created a new high-resolution climate model. According to her, the sea level in the next 100 years will rise by 25% at a slower pace than previously thought. The research is published in the journal Science Advances.

Rogozin said about contracts lost due to US sanctions

Roscosmos has lost several potential contracts for the launch of foreign satellites due to US «dastardly sanctions», said the head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin, RIA Novosti reports.

Russia will include Serbia in space projects

Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botan-Kharchenko announced the beginning of a new stage in the strategic relations between Russia and Serbia. In his article for the Politics newspaper on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space, the diplomat said that Russian-Serbian cooperation is increasingly developing in an innovative direction and has a “space perspective”.

“We hope that in the near future we will establish cooperation with Serbian friends in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes and achieve concrete results in this area,” said Botan-Kharchenko.

DPRK completes construction of 3,000-ton nuclear submarine

In the DPRK, the construction of a submarine with a displacement of 3 thousand tons has been completed, Yonhap reported, citing intelligence from the United States and South Korea. According to media reports, the DPRK authorities are waiting for the right moment to demonstrate the submarine

Anthony Hopkins won a BAFTA award

British actor Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. This was reported on the website of the award. Hopkins received his award for his role in the drama Father, directed by Florian Zeller.

The film «The Land of the Nomads» won the main prize of the British Film Academy BAFTA. Frances McDormand was named Best Actress for her role in it.

Israel is behind the explosion at the Iranian nuclear facility

The accident at the Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz was due to an explosion that Israel staged, the New York Times writes, citing sources in the American and Israeli intelligence services. According to the newspaper, the explosion dealt «a serious blow to Iran’s ability to enrich uranium,» and normal operation of the facility may be restored no earlier than in 9 months.

The Baltic states for the first time cut off the import of electricity from Russia

According to Kommersant, Latvia, without explanation, stopped commercial imports from the Russian Federation for two days, April 8 and 11, when a test disconnection of the transmission line between Belarus and Lithuania was carried out.

France deported Magomed Gadaev to Russia

Magomed Gadaev fled Russia in 2010, claiming that he had been kidnapped and held for five months at a Chechen OMON base. Already in France, he proved in court that he was tortured in custody. But now he was deported to Russia and handed over to the Chechen police.

Poster for the Day of Cosmonautics in the city of Saratov

The cross-country vehicle from the Hollywood film «The Martian» on the Saratov poster for Cosmonautics Day is «some liberties in interpreting events,» Maxim Makurov, head of the Saratov administration’s cultural department, explained to Open Media.

“Banner images are fictional. We allowed ourselves some liberties in the interpretation of events, since the action is still entertaining in nature. The creators of the stands used the ideas of studying the planets of the solar system, based on the exchange of advanced scientific achievements and technological developments, ”explained Makurov

Earlier, local media reported that banners dedicated to the Day of Cosmonautics and the 60th anniversary of the first manned flight into space appeared in Saratov on Kirov Avenue. Instead of Yuri Gagarin, the designer depicted on the poster the Orlan-E spacesuit, used during the filming of the imitation of a flight to Mars, against the background of the all-terrain vehicle from the Martian.

Russians were pleased with the increase in taxes

The majority of Russians, 52 percent, were satisfied with the current tax level, describing it as sufficient. Their size was said to be oversized by 36 percent. These results follow from the VTsIOM poll, cited by RBC.

A referendum on the adoption of a new constitution is underway in Kyrgyzstan.

The proposed amendments are primarily aimed at strengthening the powers of the president. The new constitution will give the president a second term. According to Kyrgyz media reports, many local lawyers criticized the draft constitution, calling it the «Han Constitution,» and President Sadyr Japarov was accused of trying to usurp power by comparing him to a «khan.»

Let’s be optimistic about tomorrow

Against the backdrop of sanctions, Russia intends to create conditions within the country in order to produce domestic goods and services for its own use, said Andrei Kutepov, head of the Federation Council’s economic policy committee.

“Let’s be optimistic about tomorrow: we will create such internal conditions under which, no matter what we come up with, it will not concern us, so that we have everything of our own. This is my unequivocal position, ”said Kutepov. According to him, recently the country has managed to create everything «for comfortable living — from tourism to food».

Business in Russia in February 2021

In February 2021, there were 11 thousand fewer companies in Russia (21.5 thousand were registered, 32.5 were liquidated).

The leaders in terms of decreasing the number of companies in February were St. Petersburg (-1149), Moscow (-1068) and the Chelyabinsk region (-1041). In the 4th place, the Perm Territory, the figure is already much lower: -677, and in general, a decrease was recorded in 65 regions.

The leaders in terms of increasing the number of companies are: Tatarstan (+200), Altai Territory (+119), Vologda Region (+100, Kursk Region (+69) and Saratov Region (+42)

Air taxi startup Archer accused of stealing production technologies

Wisk Aero LLC, a maker of electric airplanes designed to serve as taxis, claims its technology was stolen by Archer Aviation Inc., a $ 3.8 billion rival startup, in a SPAC deal struck at the start of this year with United Airlines Holdings Inc. and investment banker Ken Moelis.


Netflix ordered the series from Russian producers for the first time.

According to Kommersant, we are talking about the modern version of Anna Karenina and the history of the 1990s in Russia. The first project will be taken up by 1-2-3 Production («Dyatlov Pass» and «Epidemic»). The publication, citing sources, writes that the contract with the studio has already been signed. The second Netflix project is a dramatic story, written by Mikhail Shprits, which takes place in the 1990s. The director will be Daria Zhuk, famous for the drama «Crystal». Until now, Netflix has not ordered production from the Russians, buying only ready-made series.

France decided to ban domestic short-haul flights.

This is going to be done as part of the country’s overall strategy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Airplanes will not be able to fly between cities if you can get from one of them to another by train in less than 2.5 hours. For example, between Paris, Nantes, Lyon or Bordeaux. Airlines are unhappy and call the bill untimely amid the crisis in the industry due to the pandemic.

Penza police sued Navalny’s headquarters for work at the rally

The court in Penza accepted the lawsuit of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs against the head of the Penza headquarters of Navalny Anton Strunin and local resident Yuri Tsepaev for consideration, the coordinator of the Apology of Protest Alexander Peredruk confirmed to Open Media. The Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to force Strunin and Tsepaev to compensate for almost a million rubles that the Penza department of the ministry spent on additional payments to the police officers who were on duty at the January 23 protest. The defendants are not going to pay.

“The task of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is to protect public order, regardless of whether a peaceful action was agreed or not. Therefore, it is unreasonable to talk about the presence of harm caused by a peaceful action, ”Peredruk explained.

Who will be denied a pension in Russia?

If a citizen does not have a large enough individual pension coefficient, he may be denied an old-age insurance pension. This was told in the Pension Fund of Russia, according to IA DEITA.RU.

The department also said that in order to retire, Russians need to have at least 12 years of continuous insurance experience and 21 individual pension coefficients. Otherwise, as noted in the FIU, the state will have the right not to assign a pension to such citizens and they will have to work even after 65 years.

The Council of Muftis of Russia said that there are not enough mosques in Moscow

A large influx of believers is expected in Moscow during Ramadan, there are not enough mosques in the capital, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Rushan Abbyasov told RIA Novosti in an interview with RIA Novosti.

We do not, of course, have enough sites for believers, mosques. During the usual Friday prayers, they block both Bolshaya Tatarskaya Street, and the streets on Poklonnaya Gora, and in the area of ​​Mira Avenue. On January 1, when Friday fell on a day off, 35 thousand people came to the Moscow Cathedral Mosque to pray. The capacity of the Cathedral Mosque is 10 thousand, if packed. And now we are launching 5 thousand in connection with the distance requirements. If Friday falls on a working day, then 13-15 thousand people come to the Cathedral Mosque, — said the mufti.

Russian summer residents warned about fines for fences in their dachas

Russian summer residents face fines for installing fences that prevent the flow of light to neighboring areas. RIA Novosti was warned about the possible punishment for excessively high fences by a member of the Russian Bar Association Alexander Obryvko.

In the event that neighbors complain about a high fence, the summer resident can be fined 5 thousand rubles. In addition, the court will oblige him to dismantle the fence. This measure only applies to fences between neighboring plots. With the mutual consent of the owners of neighboring plots, it is possible to install other types of fences or none at all, the lawyer noted.

Summer residents will be fined for the «wrong» potatoes

The punishment in the form of large fines threatens those summer residents of the Russian Federation who use their own seed potatoes for planting in spring. Experienced agricultural and breeding experts say it is illegal. For planting, it is necessary to use potatoes, which are specially bred and grown on the territory of specialized seed farms. This is reported by UTRO.ru with reference to UssurMedia and the Union of Russian Gardeners.