1 Июн, 2021

Replacement prisoners for labor migrants

The majority of Russians (71%) supported the idea of ​​attracting convicts to work in the spheres in which migrants usually work, RBC reports, citing a survey by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM).

In total, 71% of the respondents supported the idea of ​​involving prisoners in labor, while 62% believe that the prisoners themselves would prefer to serve their sentences in correctional centers rather than in colonies. Disagree with this proposal, 21% of participants in the study, the newspaper writes.


Tajikistan has created a labor exchange for migrants wishing to work in Russia


Zhirinovsky, during a speech in the State Duma, proposed to reconsider the age categories. Recall that in December last year came into force a law on youth policy in Russia, which raises the age of young people up to 35 years old inclusive.

“Let us be considered children under 30 years old. They don’t understand anything until they are 30, they are all children. «


Russia can respond to unfriendly actions of other countries with both economic and military measures. These options are provided for in the draft new version of the National Security Strategy, said Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council.


Russia will supply modern weapons to Belarus, Lukashenko said.

“There will be some wariness, we will see activation in NATO, right up to a military conflict, within 24 hours (our bases, airfields, etc. have been determined) Russian units and troops will be transferred to Belarus,” Lukashenka said. At the same time, there were no discussions about «creating some kind of bases».


The Bank of Russia has banned banks from setting a minimum limit on transfers through the Fast Payment System for clients at a level of less than RUB 150,000. per day.

«Credit institutions will have to adjust them by June 10, 2021 inclusive,» — said in the message.

According to the Central Bank, some banks are lowering the daily limits on the volume of transfers through the SBP.


The Reserve Bank of India has issued a clarification that cryptocurrency transactions are not prohibited in the country, so banks and other financial institutions are not allowed to warn customers against digital coin transactions.


Berlin and Paris strongly condemn the actions of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko against the civil society of the republic, and the sanctions against the country will be implemented pointwise, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Moscow does not exert any pressure on Minsk in connection with the detention of Russian woman Sapieha — Russian Ambassador to Belarus


Cyprus closed its airspace for Belarusian planes


The government approved a regulation on the conduct of an exam in the Russian language, history of Russia and the basics of the country’s legislation for foreign citizens wishing to obtain a work permit in the country.

According to the document, such an exam will also be taken by those who want to obtain a temporary residence permit and a residence permit. The examination itself will be recorded on camera, and foreigners who have successfully passed the tests will receive the appropriate certificates. Those who did not pass the exam will have the right to apply to the conflict commission of the responsible organization.


The former head of the Open Russia organization, Pivovarov, was brought in for questioning in the UK as part of a criminal case, a law enforcement source told TASS. They want to initiate a criminal case against Pivovarov under Article 284.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (activities in the territory of the Russian Federation by a foreign or international non-governmental organization, in respect of which a decision has been made to declare its activities undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation), «a source told Interfax.


The state debt of Russia for the first quarter of 2021 increased by 741.3 billion rubles. and amounted to 19.7 trillion rubles. (about 17% of GDP), follows from the report of the Accounts Chamber on the execution of the federal budget for January-March this year. Domestic debt is at the level of 15.434 trillion rubles, external — $ 56.1 billion.


The options currently being discussed to increase export duties, MET or any other tax exemptions from metallurgists are «dead ends,» Vladimir Potanin, head of Norilsk Nickel, told Interfax.

“An increase in the severance tax or any other tax burden will lead to the same result — the loss of the competitiveness of each individual company, which will also affect the budget. The weakening of the positions of specific enterprises and industries will lead to a weakening of the country’s positions. With regard to the contribution of metallurgy to housing construction, companies in the industry can supply products directly to housing developers. At reduced prices and only what is in demand, «the head of Norilsk Nickel believes.


A pilot predictive safety system will be implemented in one of the schools in the Moscow region this year, representatives of the developer’s company told Vedomosti. The neural network will monitor the behavior of schoolchildren, monitor safety, monitor the state of school infrastructure, provide children with food and provide them with medical care if necessary.


In the first quarter of this year, 3.2 million citizens did not pay off utility bills. This is 20% more than in the same period last year — then 2.6 million citizens were listed as debtors for housing and communal services, the Federal Bailiff Service told Izvestia.


On average, Russians need about nine years to save up for an apartment, while a year earlier this period was eight years, according to the analytical material of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA).


Lukashenko said that he agreed with Putin to minimize losses of Belarusian refineries from the tax maneuver in Russia from January 1, 2022 — Belta


Russian Post received permission to sell drugs remotely


A law on «educational activities» came into force in Russia. In the document, it means activities “outside educational programs aimed at disseminating knowledge and skills”.

  • it is prohibited to use it to incite hatred, including by means of “informing students of false information about the historical, national, religious and cultural traditions of peoples”;
  • only government agencies and local authorities and their authorized organizations, people and entrepreneurs will be able to engage in educational activities;
  • federal agencies should monitor international cooperation of educational organizations in order to prevent “negative foreign interference in the educational process”;
  • educational organizations will be able to conclude agreements with foreigners and foreign organizations only after the approval of the Ministry of Education and Science or the Ministry of Education.


Putin is working on his speech at the SPIEF, it will be devoted to the country’s socio-economic development and investment attractiveness — Kremlin


The Russian government has submitted to the State Duma a bill obliging banks to provide the Ministry of Justice with access to information on the transactions and accounts of non-profit organizations that are bank secrets.


Anna Trapeeva, Chairperson of the Council of Deputies of the Turochak District of the Altai Republic, filed an honor defense lawsuit against journalist Svetlana Skoromnaya. The deputy believes that a journalist has no right to publicly express his opinion about the session of parliament! She said at the trial:

«She argues from her belfry, but the opinion of competent people and higher authorities is completely different!»

The judge dismissed the claim. But she is going to «fight» further and prove that you cannot express your opinion, hiding behind the crust of a journalist …


The State Duma approved in the first reading a bill obliging IT giants to open their offices in Russia:

▪️ international IT companies with a daily audience of more than 500 thousand Russian users will have to open representative offices in Russia

▪️ IT giants will have to install a user counter chosen by Roskomnadzor

▪️ the same representative offices will have to be created by hosting providers, operators of advertising systems and organizers of disseminating information on the Internet, since they also use personal data of Russians

▪️ these representative offices will have to fully represent the interests of the parent companies and will become the main channel of interaction with the Russian regulator

▪️ representative offices will have to create a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website and use it to interact with the authorities

▪️ IT giants will have to post an online form for Russians’ appeals (details will be determined by Roskomnadzor)

▪️ for refusing to comply with this law, IT companies will face a ban on advertising, a restriction on the receipt of funds from Russians, a ban on search results, a ban on the collection and transfer of personal data abroad — and a complete blocking

▪️ on the Roskomnadzor website there will be a list of foreign IT companies that have opened a representative office in Russia

▪ the law will take effect on January 1, 2022