17 Ноя, 2021

Share of residents with wealth in Europe

According to Credit Suisse, of all European countries, the lowest proportion of people with a fortune below 10 thousand dollars (here the total value of all property is taken into account) was in Iceland — only 6%. This, by the way, is also the lowest result in the world.

At the same time, importantly, there are countries where both the average and median wealth are higher than in Iceland — in Luxembourg, for example, but the share of residents with a fortune below $ 10 thousand in Luxembourg turned out to be more than twice as large: 13% … Such is the Scandinavian socialism performed by Iceland, not Norway or Sweden, as we are used to

72.8% of Russians had less than 10 thousand dollars in wealth. In Turkey, the figure is 57.6%, in Armenia — 52.3%. Azerbaijan: 73.5% And Georgia: 77.7%

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The Saudi Crown Prince announced the creation of the industrial city of Oxagon in the kingdom. It is planned to produce environmentally friendly production with zero emissions and clean energy.

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The head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East Chekunkov told RIA Novosti what the city of Sputnik, built from scratch in the Far East, will look like:

It will be a tourist Mecca, comparable to the Crimean coast or the resorts of the Krasnodar Territory, the city will compete with the Crimea and Sochi

This new housing, new urban space, it will find buyers not only among residents of Vladivostok, but also other Russians

Priority will be given to Russian architects, urbanists and companies, but foreigners will be offered joint participation

Among them are the French, they are strong in the hotel business, they have well-known hotel chains, resort projects

Specific land plots will be offered to foreign partners after the completion of the master plan.

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Police in unrecognized Kosovo detained four Russian citizens who had entered the self-proclaimed entity by mistake. According to the Russian Embassy in Serbia, Russian diplomats are making every effort to resolve the situation.

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Russian Post reported an accident at the sorting center in Vnukovo. The company warned Moscow residents about the delay in sending parcels due to the incident, while it is noted that the delay will not exceed a day

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The European Commissioner called the test conducted by Russia a threat to the EU’s activities in space. ISS crew members were also at risk, Thierry Breton emphasized.

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The Bureau of Investigation of the All-Russian Popular Front has asked the leadership of the Russian Guard with a request to check the security of social institutions, which today seriously underestimate the cost of these services, the Izvestia newspaper reported.

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The Ukrainian government has allocated about $ 800 thousand to the State Border Service for the engineering and technical development of the state border, the press service of the country’s Ministry of Economy said.

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The Swedish Ministry of Defense supports the EU’s idea of ​​creating a military training base in Ukraine and allows the sending of a Swedish military contingent in this country.

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Merkel’s office after her departure from office will be expanded to nine people instead of five, as voted by the Bundestag committee on the budget. The Left Party considered it overkill and suspected the chancellor of intending to create a «shadow department»

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Compared to the fall of 2020, the construction of apartment buildings in 43 cities with a total population of 2.2 million people decreased to zero. Fyodor Vylomov, General Director of the Building Complex Rating Agency (RASK), told Izvestia about this.

According to him, among the reasons for the market decline are the discrepancy between the capabilities of buyers and the desires of developers, climatic and territorial features, problems with project financing for launching new projects, as well as the lack of free land. For example, there are 26 cities where construction with the use of escrow accounts is still not being carried out, but the old scheme is used, he said.

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According to Biden, the President of the People’s Republic of China once asked if he could give a definition of what America is.

“I looked at him and said:“ Yes, and in one word: opportunities. We are the only country in the world that has emerged from the crisis stronger than before it began. We in America have always believed that anything is possible. Anything is possible — and we need to rekindle that spirit, ”Biden said, campaigning in support of his ambitious infrastructure plan.

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The team of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival said that Roskomnadzor blocked the festival’s website based on complaints from far-right groups. At the same time, the blocking did not disrupt the festival: online screenings of films are held on another site.

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The Russian and Chinese Space Weather Center has opened in Beijing. The center will operate under the management of the China Meteorological Administration, the PRC General Administration of Civil Aviation, and Roshydromet. Its goal will be to accelerate the development of meteorological services for the international civil aviation industry.

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Harry Potter is back! The cast of the hit movie will be reunited in a special on HBO Max. It will be released on January 1, 2022 in honor of the 20th anniversary of «Harry Potter». The episode will tell about the making of the film, and the stars will share stories from the set.

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10 years ago, during the ceremony of laying the «golden link» of the Berkakit-Tommot-Yakutsk railway, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promised to connect the two banks of the Lena River with a bridge. 10 years have passed, there is no bridge

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Russia in September had US government securities worth $ 3.918 billion, according to data from the US Treasury Department.

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Rescuers of the Buryat Search and Rescue Service recorded an appeal to the head of the region, Tsydenov. According to them, they receive an average of 26 thousand rubles a month ($ 360), despite the irregular schedule and difficult working conditions. Some have to earn money as taxi drivers and couriers. More than half of the BRPSS employees have promised to quit if their salaries are not raised to what they receive at the Ministry of Emergencies.

Earlier, the issue of remuneration has already been raised, but the problem has not yet been resolved. Rescuers do not even have social guarantees: only those who were in federal service are entitled to pension benefits.

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The police of Kazakhstan are investigating the case of the illegal imprisonment of a Russian citizen who claims to have been in labor slavery for 20 years in the Karaganda region. The suspect was detained, investigative actions are being carried out with him.

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The mandate for the stay of the Turkish military in Azerbaijan (received in November 2020) has been extended for a year

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Japan conducted the first tests of an unmanned Shinkansen (high-speed train), the train made three unmanned runs, reaching speeds of up to 100 km / h. Just in case, there was a driver in the cab, but the automatic control system itself guided the train along the route from the start of the movement to the stop.

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The first and only tidal power plant in the country was built in Soviet times. Due to the high cost, it was mothballed, but now they decided to return to the idea. They want to place a new TPP in Kamchatka. If everything works out, it alone will provide almost half of the power from all power plants in Russia. Moreover, it will be completely safe for the environment.

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The US has offered China to share oil from its strategic reserves to stabilize prices, the South China Morning Post reported, citing a source. Chinese Foreign Ministry did not confirm or deny information about the sale of strategic oil reserves

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Self-portrait of Frida Kahlo sold for a record $ 34.9 million. The work was sold by the heir to a collector from New York, who bought it in 1990 at Sotheby’s for $ 1.4 million. a couple of artists.

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The Taliban (the terrorist movement «Taliban» is prohibited in the Russian Federation) sent a letter to the US Congress with an appeal to unfreeze the Afghan state reserves.

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The official trailer for «Spider-Man: No Way Home» has been released. For the first time in the movie history of Spider-Man, the hero is exposed. Now superhero exploits have become inseparable from ordinary life and endanger loved ones. When Peter Parker asks Doctor Strange for help, the situation only escalates. A powerful spell breaches a hole in our world, admitting the most powerful villains that have ever fought Spider-Man in any of the universes. Now Peter is facing the greatest test. And it will forever change not only his own future, but also the future of the entire Multiverse. Sony’s Russian account puts the premiere on December 15th.

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This year, the volume of opium production in Afghanistan has grown by 8 percent and reached 6.8 thousand tons. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has warned that the rise means 320 tons of pure heroin will enter markets around the world.
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Cypriot taxi drivers on Tuesday blocked traffic in the center of the capital — Nicosia. So they expressed their indignation at the police and customs inspections of the fuel. Taxi drivers claim that the security forces are trying to prohibit them from refueling with cheaper gasoline on another part of the island — in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, writes the Cyprus Mail.

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In Greece, the owners of catering establishments defended their rights. They require financial support for institutions that have suffered from the effects of the pandemic. According to Ekathimerini, popular restaurants, cafes, bars and taverns in Athens ostentatiously closed their windows with shutters and turned chairs over onto the tables of open verandas.

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In the Spanish province of Cadiz, there is an indefinite strike of workers in the steel industry, they are demanding higher wages and bonuses for harmful working conditions. According to the Voz de Cadiz edition, activists erected barricades and burned fires in the area of ​​the industrial zone. During the clashes 4 people were injured.

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Baikal Electronics is developing two processors for laptops (12 nm) and servers (6 nm). The company has already received 9.44 billion rubles from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The first samples are expected by 2025, it is planned to release up to 600 thousand devices on Baikal-S2 chips. The new chips will be based on the ARMv9 architecture.

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Official customs statistics of Russia recorded in 2021 a sharp increase in the export of goods of hidden categories (the SSSS code, reflecting the supply of weapons, aircraft, nuclear materials, etc.) to a number of NATO countries

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Instagram began to request video selfies of users to fight bots. The social network said that this is done to make sure that a real person is behind the account, and not a bot. The identity of users is checked if they quickly put a lot of likes or subscribe «to a bunch of accounts in seconds.» It is clarified that the face recognition technology is not involved in this. According to Instagram, the posted video selfies are reviewed by the social network team, and the files are stored for no more than 30 days.

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The Basmanny Court of Moscow fined the Muz-TV channel 1 million rubles. under an administrative article on the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors. The reason was the broadcast of the channel’s award. This is the maximum possible fine for a legal entity for such an offense.

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The Estonian government has announced a call for reservists to collect, they will be sent to stretch barbed wire on the Russian border

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The ECHR banned teachers from insulting schoolchildren. This is stated in a summary prepared by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Although the incident took place not in Russia, but in Croatia, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation included it in the generalization of the decisions of the ECHR, because the legal positions of the Strasbourg Court apply to all states that have acceded to the European Convention on Human Rights.

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The searches took place at the financial director of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA) Alexander Efremov and Vice-Rector Ivan Fedotov, a law enforcement source told RIA Novosti.

The searches took place in the framework of the criminal case of the rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences («Shaninka») Sergei Zuev and ex-Deputy Minister of Education Marina Rakova, a source told RIA Novosti.

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Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets said that Alexander Lukashenko demanded from Merkel in exchange for ending the migration crisis on the border with the EU. According to her, there were only two demands, to recognize him as president and lift all sanctions. However, as Liimets noted, no one is going to satisfy the demands put forward.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany reiterated that there are no plans to accept migrants who are on the Polish-Belarusian border.

They also stated that the German government does not recognize the legitimacy of Alexander Lukashenko as President of Belarus, but considers it necessary to negotiate with him to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants

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The Russians will perform at the Beijing Olympics under the name ROC due to WADA sanctions, MATCH TV reports. The flag with the emblem of the Russian Olympic Committee on a white background will be used as the national flag. As in Tokyo, instead of the anthem, a fragment from the First Concerto of Pyotr Tchaikovsky for piano and orchestra will sound.

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The average speed of mobile Internet in the Russian Federation for the first time since the launch of LTE networks in Russia decreased to 21.7 Mb / s in November 2021 compared to 24.3 Mb / s a ​​year earlier, according to a study by the TelecomDaily agency.

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The withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers from Transnistria remains a priority of Moldova’s foreign policy, said Moldovan Foreign Minister Nikolai Popescu.

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According to some media reports, Belarus has abruptly cut off a branch of the Druzhba oil pipeline leading to Poland. The pipe suddenly needed an «unscheduled repair». This will take approximately three days. Druzhba supplies Russian oil to Europe.

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The transit of oil through Belarus in the direction of Poland is temporarily limited, this is due to the fact that the Belarusian transit enterprise Gomeltransneft has begun repairs on one of the branches, Igor Demin, an official representative of Transneft, told reporters

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The court may be given the right to place suspects and accused in a psychiatric hospital for up to six months and extend this period. Such a bill was recommended by the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation to be adopted in the second reading. Now the court is not authorized to send the defendant for treatment on its own initiative.

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Electricity supplies from Belarus to Ukraine stopped — Strana edition

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Meta has unveiled a prototype VR glove for its feedback virtual universe. They write that it reproduces sensations such as gripping an object or moving a hand over a surface.

When a person puts on a glove and enters the virtual reality mode, the control system creates pressure on various parts of the hand — if you touch the virtual object, there is a feeling of real physical contact, the resistance of the object is felt.

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Barbados will be the first country to open an embassy in the metaverse. Users will be able to buy and sell virtual real estate and land, as well as issue and receive electronic «visas» and move between worlds using «teleports». Digital Embassy is slated to open in January 2022

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The IOC has introduced a new concept for transgender athletes, softening the requirements for them:

▪ no athlete can be excluded from the competition on the basis of gender identity

▪ it will be up to the federations to determine whether an athlete has a «disproportionate advantage» in this regard.

▪ the implementation of the new criteria will take into account human rights, strong evidence and the opinion of athletes

▪ the concept will take effect after the 2022 Olympics

Previously, transgender athletes were only allowed to compete if their testosterone levels were below a certain level in the year prior to the competition. The rules have been in effect since 2015.

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In the capital of India, schools and colleges have been closed due to the dirty air. Its quality index in New Delhi reached 451 — a mark of 500 is already considered life-threatening. The main cause of smog is the massive burning of straw in the fields. The Supreme Court ruled such actions by farmers illegal, but they continue to do so in order to make way for a new crop. Heavy car traffic and a large number of industrial enterprises also play a significant role in air poisoning.

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«Veterans of Russia» demanded tougher punishment for «MUZ-TV» for gay propaganda. The head of the Veterans of Russia movement, Ildar Rezyapov, told Gazeta.Ru that the fine is not enough punishment.

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Rector of St. Petersburg State Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko became the sole owner of a five-star hotel in the Solnechnoye village in the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg. This is reported by the ChTD telegram channel with reference to information in the Kontur.Fokus database — a service for checking Russian and foreign counterparties.

The hotel does not have a website, and, as the ChTD telegram channel found out, no one fits the phone listed on the Rostourism website. At the same time, the organization employs only 19 people, and the hotel has more than a billion rubles on its balance sheet.

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Ireland will pay around 800 million euros to victims of the so-called Single Mother Houses. Survivors will be paid 65 thousand euros, according to The Guardian

More than fifty thousand unmarried pregnant girls passed through these Catholic orphanages. There they were systematically humiliated and beaten, deprived of the right to proper medical care. The reason for this attitude was often the «sinfulness» of the girls in the eyes of the staff.

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