8 Oct, 2021

Russians’ trust in the institutions of power

The most trusted among Russians are: the army (61%), the president (53%), special services (45%), churches and religious organizations (40%), charitable organizations (36%), according to a survey by the Levada Center.

The least trusted are political parties (17%), big business (18%), trade unions (20%), the State Duma (25%) and the Federation Council (25%).

At the same time, in general, there is a decrease in confidence in the main political institutions: for the president – from 75% (2017) to 53% (2021), for the State Duma – from 33% (2017) to 25% (2021), for the government – from 35% ( 2017) to 33% (2021), for political parties – from 19% (2017) to 17% (2021).

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The court arrested the head of Rosengineering for two months on fraud charges. Dmitry Novikov was the contractor for the construction of Olympic facilities in Sochi and the Igora resort near St. Petersburg.

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The service of ordering and delivery of food “Yandex.Food” has introduced a new fee from users, the proceeds from it will be directed to the development of the aggregator, according to the website “Yandex.Edy”.

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The Facebook company refused to voluntarily pay a 26 million rubles fine for refusing to remove prohibited content, the bailiffs will force it.

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The European Parliament demanded that the EU introduce additional measures against Russia if it continues to support Minsk.

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The Moscow City Court upheld the decision to include Meduza on the list of foreign agents.

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USS Connecticut nuclear attack submarine collided with an unknown object during a dive in the Indo-Pacific region. None of the crew received life-threatening injuries, the nuclear power plant was not damaged.

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The bailiffs began the procedure for enforcing fines from Twitter in the amount of over 8.9 million rubles for refusing to delete prohibited information.

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Another confusion in RUSADA: its founders elected three new members of the supervisory board, and the acting the general director of the anti-doping agency, Mikhail Bukhanov, said that this decision was illegitimate. According to him, WADA was not notified of this, which violates the monitoring program and the RUSADA recovery plan.

The secretary of the general council of RUSADA Elena Spiridonova told RIA Novosti that WADA is aware of the re-election, the founders and the supervisory board constantly interact on procedural issues.

The chairman of the supervisory board Natalya Sokolova, in turn, called Bukhanov’s position strange and said that his words would soon be given a legal assessment.

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The Constitutional Court of Poland has confirmed the superiority of the constitution of the republic over the legislation of the European Union.

The main point of confrontation between Warsaw and Brussels in recent years is the Polish judicial reform, which, according to the EU, may violate European law.

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Rosturizm together with tour operators will develop a tourist route around Putin’s vacation spots – plans that it will be several regions of Siberia

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Rogozin said that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites can retarget cruise missiles in flight, control special forces and an agent network, and distribute anti-Russian content

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Russia is starting to modernize its precision weapon guidance system, and new satellites are being created, Nikolai Testoedov, Director General of Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, told RIA Novosti.

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54.2% of waste at landfills in Russia is disposable packaging, Greenpeace found out (RIA Novosti has a study). Environmentalists believe that disposable goods and packaging should be phased out and replaced with reusable ones.

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The US Senate passed a bill to temporarily raise the government debt ceiling, preventing a possible default

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The retail price of gasoline in the United States peaked since 2014 – $ 3.24 per gallon (3.8 liters), a spokesman for the American Automobile Association told RIA Novosti.

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The rise in energy prices in the EU could accelerate the so-called “imported inflation”, said at a press conference on Wednesday, Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Alexei Zabotkin.

“Even if this is a one-time occurrence, the scale that occurs will affect the cost of goods and services produced in these countries,” he explained (quoted by Interfax).

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The United States should impose sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operator, as Russia failed to fulfill the key condition of the deal that gave the green light to the project, namely, not to use gas as a weapon. With such a proposal to the administration of Joe Biden on Thursday made a member of the international committee of the House of Representatives, Republican Michael McCall.

In his opinion, the situation on the European gas market, where prices have soared by 840% since the beginning of the year, was the result of manipulation by Gazprom, which is thus promoting the early approval of Nord Stream 2.

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Russia nationalizes the only large plant of rare earth metals. The Prosecutor General’s Office demands to recognize the illegal privatization of the Solikamsk magnesium plant in the 1990s. And take 89% of the shares in favor of the state.

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The relatives of the guys who beat the passenger in the Moscow metro are very surprised by the behavior of the fighters. According to them, there were almost no problems with the guys. And in general, the relatives do not understand how the guys could end up in Moscow: one must take an exam in Lipetsk, and the other in Vladikavkaz to get a job. The family members of the detainees plan to apologize to the beaten Roman and help him in every possible way.

“This was the kindest child that grew up. We were even angry that he was too kind-hearted, that he was right up to tears, so we just wonder how it happened. ”

Earlier in the Moscow metro, a group of drunken young people behaved aggressively and harassed passengers. One girl reprimanded them and asked them to be quiet. The man decided to intercede for her. According to eyewitness videos, they continued to kick him on the head, even when he was already lying on the floor in a pool of blood. He was hospitalized with fractures of his nose and facial bones. The attackers were soon detained by the police. They turned out to be natives of Dagestan, previously convicted of theft and battery.

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In Spain, 18-year-olds will be given 400 euros each. So in a European country they decided to support those who become adults this year. The state wants young people to use this money to buy books or go to the theater.

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One of the largest and oldest banks in the United States U.S. Bank launched a cryptocurrency storage service for large investors. It will now work with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. Over time, support for other coins will appear, including Ethereum.

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The US Department of Justice has created a special unit to investigate crimes related to cryptocurrency. NCET will investigate the crimes of virtual currency exchanges and other money laundering infrastructure. NCET will also provide expert information on blockchain and cryptocurrency transactions for the Department of Justice and other US government agencies.

The group will remain under the leadership of Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polit Jr. for now, but the DOJ is looking to hire someone with experience in “conducting complex criminal investigations in cryptocurrencies and blockchain.”

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Russia has no plans to create a separate fleet for operations in the Arctic, informed sources told Interfax.

“Our Northern Fleet not so long ago received the status of a military district and a joint strategic command. It is geographically located in the Arctic. There is nothing additional and is not expected,” said one of the agency’s interlocutors.

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GLONASS satellites will get rid of imported microcircuits by 2026, Nikolay Testoedov, general director of Information Satellite Systems named after Reshetnev, told RIA Novosti.

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Ads and content that deny climate change and anthropogenic causes will not be promoted by Google and YouTube, according to the company’s updated advertising and content monetization policy.

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2021 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Filipino journalist Maria Ress and Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation is preparing a new procedure for entering and leaving Russia, it will take a couple of months – Lavrov

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Tesla follows Oracle and Hewlett Packard to Texas. Elon Musk explained the move of the headquarters to Austin by the high cost of housing in Silicon Valley and the impossibility of further expansion of production:

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In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, a 68-year-old woman who worked as a taxi driver was killed for a PIN code from a bank card. The body was thrown into the well. A 25-year-old suspect was detained in the case; he withdrew 80 thousand rubles from the victim’s card.

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WADA is concerned about the sudden resignation of 3 members of RUSADA’s supervisory board, including its chairman, and will assess the situation.

“We are in contact with the founders of RUSADA and have requested additional information about the three new members, including the process of their appointment, in order to conduct a thorough assessment of the situation,” RIA Novosti told WADA.

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The police in Moscow found a “rubber apartment” in which 550 people from the southern regions were fictitiously registered. A 37-year-old owner was arrested in the case.

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Due to the rise in the cost of building materials, the Cabinet of Ministers allowed to revise the cost of already concluded contracts for overhaul in residential buildings within 25%. … According to the document, the price of the contract can increase by no more than a quarter, provided that it does not exceed the marginal cost of overhaul services in a particular region.

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The Ministry of Construction said that the possibility of changing the price of contracts for overhaul in apartment buildings will not entail an increase in contributions from citizens

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In Vladivostok, a court sent under arrest three residents suspected of extorting money for the passage of trucks to checkpoints on the border with China, the prosecutor’s office told RIA Novosti. Members of the organized criminal group created a queue and extorted money from drivers for the opportunity to drive up to the border. From the car they demanded from 100 to 200 thousand rubles.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the actions of the European Union and the United States with regard to Nord Stream were one of the reasons for the current gas crisis in Europe

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Russia has never used energy resources as a weapon, even in the most difficult times it did not stop supplies: this has never happened and will not happen, Peskov said. The Kremlin categorically disagrees with Sullivan that Russia is using energy resources as a weapon; this is a misjudgment.

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China said that “the United States deliberately delayed and hid the details of the accident” with a nuclear submarine, these actions are “opaque and irresponsible”

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About 10% of builders from Uzbekistan, hired to work in the Russian Federation on a pilot project, will go to the construction of facilities at the Vostochny cosmodrome, said the Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services.

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A peace treaty with Russia will not be concluded without settling the territorial dispute, said Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

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Ireland has joined the global corporate tax. 130 countries of the world have agreed to raise the income tax rate for large corporations to 15%.

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Rosstat will again change the method of calculating the income of Russians. This was last done in 2019. Then people managed to find 1.75 trillion rubles, which were not there before.

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In Moscow, taxes on residential real estate will be raised by 20%. The cadastral value of housing from 2022 will rise sharply in all administrative districts.

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An auction for the replacement of carpets and floor coverings in the plane of the special flight unit “Russia” was found by the channel “We Can Explain” on the government procurement portal.

The IL-96-300 with tail number RA-96016 will have carpets in the office, toilet, conference room and in the “Master Passenger’s bedroom” updated, according to the procurement documentation. The carpets will be supplied by the Chinese company Hebei Elegant Carpet. The rest of the aircraft uses a special Batiflex floor covering from the French company Gerflor. A square meter of carpet costs 79,996 rubles, and Batiflex – 20,781 rubles per square meter.

According to Kommersant, the Il-96 with the tail number RA-96016 is the president’s reserve aircraft; it also carries other state leaders. In 2019, Medvedev used it, and in 2020 – Mikhail Mishustin

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Over the past 10 years, cloud provider Amazon Web Services has spent $ 35 billion building infrastructure in Virginia (USA). There are more than 50 data centers in the northeast of the state, making it critical for AWS. The $ 35 billion investment in Virginia is the largest in a single state, making the company one of the top taxpayers and employers. AWS earned $ 45 billion in 2020 – more than many Amazon sales teams.

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Rosturizm has developed requirements for hotels in rural tourism. These hotels included guest houses, farm houses, huts, log huts, yurts, chalets, bungalows, fisherman’s houses and cottages. They will receive guests around the clock, carry out daily cleaning of the rooms.

The requirements for hotels in the field of rural tourism are spelled out in a published government decree. In particular, rural hotels should be equipped with a water supply or a minimum supply of water for at least a day. The area of ​​a single room must be at least 9 square meters, and there must be a catering or a place for self-catering on the territory.

The requirements should come into force from the beginning of March 2022 and be valid until the end of February 2028.

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The eldest daughter of the head of Chechnya, Aishat Kadyrova (22 years old), headed the republican ministry of culture. Prior to that, she was the first deputy minister.

“I am sure that in the responsible post of the Minister of Culture of the Chechen Republic, Aishat will achieve even more significant results in her activities and will successfully cope with the tasks set. With all my heart I wish the dear NEGENDER success and good luck in her work, the implementation of her plans and new ideas! ”

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The Russian Ministry of Justice has entered Bellingcat and MNews publications into the register of foreign media agents. Bellingcat participated in the investigation into the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny and investigated the involvement of Russian private military companies in conflicts.

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The American rover Perseverance has temporarily suspended operations on the Red Planet, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reported. This is due to the fact that Mars and Earth are currently on diametrically opposite sides of the Sun and it is impossible to maintain communication with the rover. It is expected that the rover’s communication with the Earth will resume in mid-October, after which the exploration of the Red Planet will continue.

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According to the results of the third quarter, the demand for housing worth up to 6 million rubles. in New Moscow exceeds the supply by more than 2.5 times, the study showed. According to the data, almost a quarter (24%) of buyers would like to buy apartments in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas up to 6 million rubles. The supply share in this budget is only 9%.

The imbalance between supply and demand is also observed in the highest price segment – from 13 million rubles. per lot. This segment accounts for 13% of all demand in New Moscow and only 8% of supply. In other budgets, supply and demand are balanced.

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Skoda Auto announced a “significant reduction or even halt” of production at its factories in the Czech Republic from October 18 until the end of the year, Radio Prague International reported.

The automaker decided to restrict the work of three factories in the Czech Republic in the city of Mlada Boleslav and the village of Kvasiny. According to Tomas Kotera, a spokesman for the company’s management, the production halt is due to a shortage of semiconductors used in the assembly of car electronics.

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Countries in which the most energy is generated by coal-fired power plants. If you do not take into account small countries (such as Botswana, with its 99.8% of electricity generated from coal), the leaders will be South Africa (85.5%), India (70.6% – Serbia, Poland and Kazakhstan are still around this figure) and China (60.8 %)

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