10 Aug, 2021

Russians, work, pension

27% intend to stop working early (a year ago there were only 20%), RIA Novosti has such a study of the Rabota.ru service and SberNPF.

Only 20% intend to work up to 55 years (a year ago there were 31%) and only 22% think to continue working until 60 years (a year ago there were 27%). 10% plan to work until at least 65, and 22% plan to work until at least 70.

18% of respondents explained that relatives who will support them will help them finish their careers, 7% have additional sources of income, 2% have personal savings, and 47% are not preparing for retirement in any way.

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US President Joe Biden has approved new sanctions against Belarus, according to the White House website. The document says that the actions of the Belarusian regime “pose an extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

New US sanctions against Belarus will affect the defense sector, energy and transport, affected 23 people and 21 organizations. The White House said that among them are businessmen close to Lukashenka and 15 companies controlled by them.

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The World Tree Hugging Championships will be held in Finland. The competition will be held in three stages. At the first stage, participants will compete in who will hug more trees in eight minutes. Moreover, each tree will need to be hugged for at least 5 seconds. Then it will be judged how sincerely the athlete hugs the tree. The third stage was named “freestyle”. It will be important here how creative the participants are in the process of hugging the trees. One minute will be allotted for this.

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Lukashenko asked Russia to provide a new loan. It is needed to restore the economy after the pandemic – due to the fact that the IMF refused to give Minsk funds earlier.

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Russia has closed the entry to the country for a number of British representatives “tightly involved in anti-Russian activities,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The department did not name these people.

The entry ban was a response to the sanctions that the UK imposed against a number of Russians in December 2020 and April 2021. These restrictions were related to the persecution of members of the LGBT community in Chechnya and the Magnitsky case.

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Almost all taxi drivers in Moscow have registered in the system that tracks the time behind the wheel. An analytical system for taxi drivers is essential to protect drivers from overwork and overwork; they can drive up to 40 hours a week.

“Today, 75 thousand drivers of Moscow and the Moscow region have already received digital profiles of the KIS” ART “- this is almost 100% of active drivers who go on the line every day,” the Department of Transport and Development of Road Transport Infrastructure of the capital reported.

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The Moscow mayor’s office is expanding the experiment to collect data from citizens, writes Kommersant. For 329 million rubles, the Traffic Management Center will add a biometric recognition function to the Moscow Transport application to pay for travel in public transport by face.

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Biden has appointed his former close adviser and ex-State Department special envoy for international energy issues Amos Hochstein to the US special envoy for Nord Stream 2, writes Axios. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated to this that it did not close the doors for dialogue, but would proceed from real steps.

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Investigative Committee opened a new criminal case against Zhdanov and Volkov (Navalny’s associates) – on the financing of extremist organizations

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Nicaragua has recalled ambassadors to Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica for consultations. These countries previously recalled their own ambassadors from Nicaragua for consultations on the “alarming” political and legal actions of the Ortega government, which, in their opinion, threaten the freedom and security of the opposition.

Presidential elections will be held in Nicaragua on November 7, registration of candidates ended on August 2 – while over the summer 7 presidential candidates were arrested on various charges, including the daughter of the ex-president, Cristiana Chamorro.

The current President Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, have been nominated from the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front.

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North Korea stops responding to calls from Seoul on inter-Korean lines restored several weeks ago

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Brazilian indigenous rights organization (Apib) filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, in which it accused President Jair Bolsonaro of genocide

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The Presnensky Court of Moscow dismissed the claims to protect the honor and business reputation of opposition leader Alexei Navalny against the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov – Interfax

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Wastewater enters the environment without treatment in Crimea, Sevastopol, Dagestan, Primorsky Territory and Kabardino-Balkaria, follows from the report of the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova.

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The government of the Nizhny Novgorod region sent for observation 50 of its employees involved in events dedicated to the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to Nizhny Novgorod, follows from the data of the government procurement portal.

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Microsoft will be the new sponsor of the Gerald A. Lawson Charitable Foundation for Black and Native Students.

The foundation is named after Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (1940–2011), one of the first and few black engineers in the history of the gaming industry. He is believed to have originated the idea of ​​removable cartridges for video games, which predetermined the development of the entire industry.

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After the introduction of an emergency regime at the border, Latvian border guards are allowed to force migrants to Belarus, according to local publications. In addition, the Latvian border authorities will not accept applications for granting refugee status.

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NASA plans to conduct three one-year missions to simulate the surface of Mars at the Texas Space Center. They will enable research to prevent and address potential problems in future human space flights to the Moon and Mars.

Each mission will include four crew members living and working in a 160 square meter 3D printed module. The habitat will mimic the challenges of a mission to Mars. Crew tasks can include simulating spacewalks, scientific research, using virtual reality and controlling robots, and messaging. The annual mission is due to begin in the fall of 2022.

Requirements for volunteers are US citizenship, health, age 30-55, no smoking habit, pilot experience, and a master’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics

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