27 Янв, 2022

People do not believe that their lives will improve

According to Edelman, in most developed countries a very small proportion of the population (stablely less than half) believes that in 5 years the life of them and their families will be better: optimists from 15% in Japan to 43% in Singapore. In Russia, only 31% of the population believes in improving their lives in 5 years

And in most of these countries, the result has deteriorated over the past year: in the United States, for example, the proportion of people who believe that their life will be better in 5 years has decreased by 6 percentage points over the year. In China, although so far the majority of the population there still believes in an improvement in life in the future, this very part decreased immediately by 8 percentage points. in just a year.

Where do the main optimists live? Kenya, Nigeria, Colombia, Indonesia, and so on

<<< News Feed January 27, 2022 >>>

Microsoft reported quarterly revenue surpassing $50 billion for the first time and earnings that beat analysts’ estimates, driven by demand for cloud computing, games and Windows software.

Total revenue for the quarter rose 20% to $51.7 billion. Earnings rose to $18.8 billion, or $2.48 per share.

Sales of commercial cloud solutions grew 32% to $22.1 billion this quarter.

Productivity division, which includes Office, was in line with the median forecast of $15.9 billion.

The PC division, which includes Windows, Surface and Xbox, posted $17.5 billion in revenue, beating the median forecast of $16.7 billion.

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Putin ordered to provide tax incentives to partner companies of the state program for the development of genetic technologies. Rosneft is the main partner of this state program.

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In April, the world’s first farm of mechanical CO2 absorbing trees will start operating. They are columns consisting of disks with a diameter of more than one and a half meters, covered with a special resin. The distance between the disks is about 5 cm. At the moment the air passes through this structure, the disks absorb atmospheric CO2. It takes approximately 20 minutes for the disks to fill with carbon dioxide, after which they are immersed in a container below, where water and steam move CO2 into a closed chamber. The plans include the creation of three farms capable of absorbing up to 1000 tons of CO2 per day

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The head of the United Russia faction, Vladimir Vasilyev, turned to the «leadership» of Russia with a request to provide assistance to the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR by supplying military products

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The Supervisory Board of the “Market Council”, which unites participants in the Russian wholesale electricity market, has agreed on the commissioning of plants generating renewable energy by burning waste without fines, if the delay is no more than 12 months from the originally announced date. This will enable Rostec’s subsidiary to launch five factories without paying for the failure to meet the initial deadlines.

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Roskomnadzor ordered Yandex’s food delivery and taxi services to store user activity data for six months.

The press service of Yandex explained to Podyom that the request was received due to the fact that on January 14 they were included in the register of information dissemination organizers.

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6 Russians were detained in Germany while trying to illegally enter the country. The police say that this is a family with minor children.

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Inflation in Russia from January 15 to January 21 amounted to 8.64% in annual terms after 8.61% on January 14, according to the review «On the current price situation» prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

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Russian industry in 2021 as a whole increased prices for its products by 28.5%, Rosstat reported.

The leaders are coal mining (+161.5%), oil and gas (+78.3%), chemical industry (+51.2%), production of coke and petroleum products (+42.9%), metallurgy (+30.7%). %).

Food manufacturers raised prices by 14%. And the most modest growth (+3.7%) in the production and distribution of heat and hot water.

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Moscow received US response to its security proposals — Russian Foreign Ministry

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The United States will not publish a response to Russia’s security proposals, it is counting on similar steps from Moscow, Blinken said

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The response from NATO on security was handed over to the Russian ambassador in Brussels, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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The US Federal Reserve kept the base rate at 0-0.25% per annum

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Ukraine received a copy of the US response to Russia’s proposals on security guarantees, CNN reports citing a source.

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Poland says it is ready for Russian inspections of US air defense facilities in Europe if Russia allows missile inspections in Kaliningrad, writes WSJ

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Average consumer prices for gasoline in Russia increased by 7 kopecks over the week. and amounted to 50.52 rubles. per liter, according to the materials of Rosstat. Diesel fuel increased in price by 23 kopecks. — up to 54.69 rubles. per litre.

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The total wage arrears in Russia as of January 1, 2022 amounted to 785.8 million rubles, having decreased by 471.3 million rubles compared to December 1, 2021, follows from Rosstat data.

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The State Department has told Russian diplomats that the Russian ambassador will be forced to leave the United States by April if Moscow does not comply with a number of Washington’s conditions for issuing visas to the guards of the American ambassador to Russia, said the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States, Anatoly Antonov.

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The two missiles fired by North Korea are believed by the South Korean military to be short-range missiles, Yonhap News Agency reported.

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Su-35S fighters of the Eastern Military District relocated to Belarus for exercises

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About 28% of industrial enterprises said they intend to optimize staff and reduce workers in the future. This is stated in the published analytical note “Changing business processes after the COVID-19 pandemic: results of a survey of enterprises”, prepared by analysts of the Central Bank.

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The Russian Ministry of Finance issued an order to increase the minimum retail price for vodka and spirits. An increase in the minimum retail price for a 0.5-liter bottle: for vodka — from 243 rubles. up to 261 rubles; for brandy — from 324 rubles. up to 348 rubles; for cognac — from 446 rubles. up to 480 rubles

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NATO will maintain the principle of «open doors» for other countries, but in negotiations with Russia there are areas where progress is possible, said Jens Stoltenberg. The Alliance offered to establish a direct line of communication and use military contacts

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In Russia, 1% of the country’s population owns 47.7% of the national wealth.

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NATO Secretary General urged Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. Jens Stoltenberg was referring to the deployment of Russian forces in the Crimea, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, as well as Transnistria, whose independence or Russian affiliation the alliance does not recognize

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Researchers at the Center for Digital Technology and Management at the Technical University of Munich have developed a sleeve and glasses with tactile feedback that allow blind people to partially «see» the skin of the hand. The development, the authors hope, will help people with vision problems better navigate in public places.

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Russia cannot set up its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela, as it was during the Soviet period, as these countries seek to get out of isolation and restore normal relations with the United States, said Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev

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8-hour talks between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France took place in Paris: in Kiev they called them the resuscitation of the «Normandy» format, the parties sorted out all the discrepancies on the Minsk agreements, they intend to work out solutions and discuss them in 2 weeks in Berlin

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Turkey tentatively offered Istanbul to host meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbass (so far, its meetings have been held in Minsk or online), the OSCE reported.

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Deputies of the top board of the Kazakh parliament approved legislative amendments abolishing the life-long chairmanship of the ex-president of the republic Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (ANC) and the Security Council.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to take part in the Munich Security Conference in 2022. This was announced by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

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The State Duma of the Russian Federation in the third, final reading adopted a law on fines for banks, telecom operators, payment agents and postal operators for money transfers to illegal casinos and gambling operators, as well as foreign IT companies that violate the law “On Landing”.

The fine for officials will be from 100 to 500 thousand rubles, for legal entities — from 25 to 40% of the accepted payment, but not less than 5 million rubles.

Currently, 13 foreign companies are subject to the Landing Law: Google, Apple, Meta Platforms, Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Viber, Spotify, Likeme, Discord, Pinterest and Twitch.

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The New York Times has learned that the United States has offered Russia talks on mutual limits on nuclear weapons. In particular, we are talking about the renewal of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF Treaty), which ceased to operate in 2019.

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Manufacturer iRU announced sales of computers based on the Russian processor Baikal-M — they will be 15-20% more expensive than foreign versions with the same characteristics.

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According to a survey by the Levada Center (the organization is recognized in Russia as a foreign agent), 68% of Russians believe that it is time for the government to limit the influx of labor migrants into the country. This is slightly lower than the results of the previous two years (72-73%), but significantly higher than five years ago (58% in 2017). Only 11% of respondents say that we need more migrants (the maximum was in 2018: 14%), while 19% have no opinion on this issue

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Hitachi ID Systems in North America conducted a survey and found that 65% of those surveyed — company executives or their employees — received offers of «cooperation» from hackers who offered to help them inject ransomware into the organization’s information systems.

Some survey participants were tried to bribe, giving more than $1 million, in cash or bitcoin. Others — no more than $ 500 thousand.

38% of all respondents said their companies were affected by ransomware. Of those who were offered bribes, almost half reported that the company later became the victim of attacks. 26% of those attacked paid the ransom, 29% refused to pay.

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In Belarus, social networks and the website of the Belarusian publication «Nasha Niva» were recognized as «an extremist formation.» In the summer, the editorial office announced that it would stop working in Belarus for security reasons, and journalists would work on reviving the publication outside the country

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Putin is well aware of the calls of Russian deputies to help the DPR and LPR with weapons, but his reaction has not yet been received, Peskov said

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Three residents of Vladivostok, using seven cars, committed 32 accidents, receiving illegal income in the amount of more than 6 million rubles. They deliberately created emergencies and were entitled to insurance payments. A criminal case has been initiated.

Researchers at the Center for Digital Technology and Management at the Technical University of Munich have developed a sleeve and glasses with tactile feedback that allow blind people to partially «see» the skin of the hand. The development, the authors hope, will help people with vision problems better navigate in public places.

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Russia cannot set up its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela, as it was during the Soviet period, as these countries seek to get out of isolation and restore normal relations with the United States, said Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev

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8-hour talks between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France took place in Paris: in Kiev they called them the resuscitation of the «Normandy» format, the parties sorted out all the discrepancies on the Minsk agreements, they intend to work out solutions and discuss them in 2 weeks in Berlin

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Turkey tentatively offered Istanbul to host meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbass (so far, its meetings have been held in Minsk or online), the OSCE reported.

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Deputies of the top board of the Kazakh parliament approved legislative amendments abolishing the life-long chairmanship of the ex-president of the republic Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (ANC) and the Security Council.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to take part in the Munich Security Conference in 2022. This was announced by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

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The State Duma of the Russian Federation in the third, final reading adopted a law on fines for banks, telecom operators, payment agents and postal operators for money transfers to illegal casinos and gambling operators, as well as foreign IT companies that violate the law “On Landing”.

The fine for officials will be from 100 to 500 thousand rubles, for legal entities — from 25 to 40% of the accepted payment, but not less than 5 million rubles.

Currently, 13 foreign companies are subject to the Landing Law: Google, Apple, Meta Platforms, Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Viber, Spotify, Likeme, Discord, Pinterest and Twitch.

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The New York Times has learned that the United States has offered Russia talks on mutual limits on nuclear weapons. In particular, we are talking about the renewal of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF Treaty), which ceased to operate in 2019.

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Manufacturer iRU announced sales of computers based on the Russian processor Baikal-M — they will be 15-20% more expensive than foreign versions with the same characteristics.

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According to a survey by the Levada Center (the organization is recognized in Russia as a foreign agent), 68% of Russians believe that it is time for the government to limit the influx of labor migrants into the country. This is slightly lower than the results of the previous two years (72-73%), but significantly higher than five years ago (58% in 2017). Only 11% of respondents say that we need more migrants (the maximum was in 2018: 14%), while 19% have no opinion on this issue

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Hitachi ID Systems in North America conducted a survey and found that 65% of those surveyed — company executives or their employees — received offers of «cooperation» from hackers who offered to help them inject ransomware into the organization’s information systems.

Some survey participants were tried to bribe, giving more than $1 million, in cash or bitcoin. Others — no more than $ 500 thousand.

38% of all respondents said their companies were affected by ransomware. Of those who were offered bribes, almost half reported that the company later became the victim of attacks. 26% of those attacked paid the ransom, 29% refused to pay.

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In Belarus, social networks and the website of the Belarusian publication «Nasha Niva» were recognized as «an extremist formation.» In the summer, the editorial office announced that it would stop working in Belarus for security reasons, and journalists would work on reviving the publication outside the country

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Putin is well aware of the calls of Russian deputies to help the DPR and LPR with weapons, but his reaction has not yet been received, Peskov said

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Three residents of Vladivostok, using seven cars, committed 32 accidents, receiving illegal income in the amount of more than 6 million rubles. They deliberately created emergencies and were entitled to insurance payments. A criminal case has been initiated.

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Memorial, liquidated in Russia, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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The Parliament of Catalonia has passed a resolution pardoning approximately 1,000 people who were executed for witchcraft some 400 years ago. Such an initiative followed the adoption of similar documents in Scotland, Switzerland and Norway, according to the BBC.

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