25 Ноя, 2021

Spain introduced a reusable launch vehicle

The Spanish company PLD Space held a presentation of the reusable suborbital rocket Miura 1. It is assumed that it will launch up to 100 kilograms of payload and will be able to reach an altitude of about 150 kilometers in 120 seconds.

The carrier has one step. The rocket is 12.5 meters long and 0.7 meters in diameter. She will return using engines and parachutes. They wanted to launch the rocket back in 2020, but this was prevented by problems with the power plant. Now the first launch should be carried out next year.

The Spanish plan to use the experience gained to create a more powerful launch vehicle Miura 5, which will launch up to 300 kilograms of cargo into low-earth orbit. They intend to launch it in 2024.

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Diesel fuel has risen in price by 55 kopecks in a week, since the end of September already by 2 rubles, or 4% (data from Rosstat)

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United Arab Emirates on the background of the collapse of the lira allocated $ 10 billion for investments in the Turkish economy

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Residents of Kabul are selling equipment and clothing abandoned by the Americans during the evacuation. Bullet-proof vests, ankle boots, helmets, splinter-proof goggles can be bought several times cheaper than in the USA (and in Russia). For example, the price of a bulletproof vest does not exceed $ 200.

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Social Democratic leader Magdalena Andersson, elected as Swedish prime minister on Wednesday, resigns after the decision of the Greens to leave the government — media

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The ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Furgal, was charged with organizing a criminal community and seven episodes of fraud, a lawyer told RIA Novosti

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The United States imposed export restrictions on the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, due to the fact that it «manufactures military products for the military end user.»

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The military court sent Oleg Kislov, head of the landfill Kapustin Yar, under house arrest. According to Kommersant, he was charged with bribery in the case of the loss of 300 tons of fuel belonging to the Ministry of Defense.

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A London court ruled that the claims about Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in the book «Putin’s People» were defamatory. As noted in the court verdict, statements made by the author of the book, former Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times newspaper Catherine Belton, that Abramovich allegedly acquired the London football club Chelsea «on instructions from the Kremlin,» were presented in the text as a statement of fact, and not expressing an opinion that violates the libel law.

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The Nutcracker ballet has been canceled in Berlin due to racial stereotypes. The directors did not like the appearance of children, whose faces are painted with dark paint, as well as the «stereotypical» images of China and India in the ballet. The production will be presented to the audience, but later and in a revised version.

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The fishing industry called Japan a factor in the growth of prices for caviar in Russia. According to them, Japan, the main caviar market, is experiencing a severe shortage of caviar in storage facilities and is actively replenishing stocks. This makes Russian companies expect a shortage of raw materials and build these fears into the final price.

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Google began to move servers to Russian data centers. Google already stores its data in Russian data centers, in particular, in those owned by Rostelecom. This is required by the law on personal data, which will enter into force in five months.

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New German government confirms plans for transition to renewable energy

“We intend to diversify the energy supply in Germany and Europe. For energy projects, including in Germany, European legislation is in force, ”the agreement says.

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The state corporation «Roscosmos» will spend 29.6 million rubles for the purchase of souvenirs, follows from the data of the portal of state purchases.

The list of purchased goods includes fleece capes, boxes of chocolates made in the form of Christmas tree decorations, gift sets of woolen mittens and scarves, tea sets, calendars and diaries, portable chargers, gift sets with a cup holder. In addition, Roskosmos will purchase 800 Galaktika gift sets.

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Ukraine is conducting a large-scale special operation on the border with Belarus. The goal of Operation Polesie is «to prevent the migration crisis and counter illegal activities.» The operation involves units of the State Border Service, the National Guard, the police and the armed forces.

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The head of the bank JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon has apologized for the joke that his organization was going to survive communism in China, writes Reuters.

Daimon’s joke stemmed from the fact that this year simultaneously marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and JPMorgan Chase’s work in the country.

“I bet we’ll last longer,” the banker said earlier.

After Daimon’s joke, the bank’s shares, on the eve of being recognized as the most important in the world, were falling even before the start of trading and continued to decline on November 24. By the time the material was prepared, the paper on the stock exchange in New York was losing 0.7 percent, the cost was $ 167.09.

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Former IT security analyst at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Emma Maho, is suing the company for gender discrimination. According to her, the salaries of women in the company are often lower than those of men in the same positions. Moreover, the company’s management systematically hinders the advancement of women on the career ladder.

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In October 2021, the share of studios for the first time exceeded 20% of the total number of all apartments for sale on the market for new buildings of economy and comfort class in Moscow, Metrium experts calculated. Over the past year, the supply of studios has almost doubled, and together with one-room apartments, they form 56% of apartments in the mass segment of the Moscow market

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The subsidiary of the United Wagon Company made a technical default. She has no money to pay investors coupon and bond redemption. UWC shareholder is already developing an anti-crisis plan

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Yandex has joined Apple, Google and Amazon to develop a unified standard for smart home devices. The new standards will simplify the process of manufacturing smart devices and allow integrating different services, functionality and voice assistants with each other.

Apple, Google, Amazon and the Connectivity Standards Alliance have teamed up to develop a single protocol for a smart home back in December 2019. The release of new devices manufactured in accordance with the new standards is scheduled for the first half of 2022

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The most profitable tech company in the world — Apple — makes more than three thousand dollars. Per second. Alphabet (which is Google) — 2239 dollars, Microsoft 2153, Meta (which is Facebook) 1278, and the last five leaders Amazon — brings a modest $ 833 in revenue per second

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Imports of palm oil to Russia in the first nine months amounted to 803 thousand tons. This is 7.1 percent more than in the same period last year, according to Rosstat data.

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Over the past five years, the Russian budget has received less than 295.6 billion rubles due to large volumes of illegal tobacco products. This conclusion was reached by the Accounts Chamber, the audit report was published on the department’s website. Of these, 246.3 billion falls on the lost tobacco excise tax, and the rest is value added tax, which was not paid.

The main reason for the high share of counterfeit products on the market in various rates of tobacco excise tax in Russia and the EAEU countries is a difference of 39-50 percent. According to the National Research Center of Competence in the field of combating illicit trafficking in industrial products (NSC), 6.7 percent of all cigarettes sold in Russia are illegally imported from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, Belarus accounts for 93 percent of illegal tobacco products from the EAEU countries.

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The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia reported on Wednesday about the «binding» of several Internet sites to the State Services portal. Now users of the State Services with a verified account are able to perform legally significant actions on commercial sites, having passed authentication using the Unified Identification and Authentication System.

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Mining companies have started to leave Kazakhstan due to power shortages. Coindesk was informed about this by the co-founder of Xive, Didar Beckbau, which closed a data center for 2.5 thousand mining installations in the southern part of the country. Other companies are looking for relocation sites, Beckbau said. Basically, miners are moving to Russia and the United States, Beckbau added.

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Biologists have studied vulture bees that eat meat instead of pollen and make honey from dead flesh. Using chicken meat baits, the researchers obtained several dozen vulture bees and determined their differences from other types of bees.

The main feature of the bees of the genus Trigona predictably turned out to be the structure of the digestive system — in terms of the composition of the intestinal microflora, vulture bees are very close to vulture hawks, vultures, hyenas and other scavengers, which allows them to eat carrion without harm to themselves

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The developer of Russian rockets «Topol», «Yars» and «Bulava» JSC «Corporation Moscow Institute of Heat Engineering» (MIT, part of Roscosmos) with oil and gas enterprises will begin testing the first domestic hydraulic fracturing complex (hydraulic fracturing fleet) on December 2 in Volgograd. This was reported to TASS in MIT.

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Day two riots in the Pacific Solomon Islands. Protesters against government policies have set fire to parliament and ransacked shops in the center of the capital. The police are trying to resist the crowd, Australia is urgently sending several dozen peacekeepers to the islands.

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The Vladimirsky court refused to satisfy Navalny’s complaint against the decision of the district court, which dismissed the claim to IK No. 3, which prohibited lawyers from bringing equipment

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The Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW) has detained a citizen of the country who is suspected of working for the Russian special services. This, as reported by Polsatnews, said the press secretary of the Minister-Coordinator of the Polish special services Stanislav Zharin.

«The detained 66-year-old man supported espionage activities in favor of the Russian intelligence (FSB) and acted to the detriment of the interests of the Polish Republic,» the ministry said in a statement.

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USS Arleigh Burke-class DDG51-class missile destroyer headed for the Black Sea, the US Sixth Fleet reported on Twitter.

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The Taliban (an organization banned in Russia and recognized as terrorist) have called on Russian businessmen to invest in Afghanistan. Mohammad Sohail Shahin, a spokesman for the movement, assured that they will create the necessary conditions for investors and comply with the laws of the country.

The economic situation in Afghanistan is still extremely difficult. The Taliban (an organization banned in Russia and recognized as terrorist) have access to only 0.1% of state reserves, since a significant part of them is frozen by the United States

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In Istanbul, 43 people were detained as they took to the streets to protest over the fall of the lira. Those gathered chanted the slogans «Resign the government» and «We will not leave our country to a handful of robbers and thieves.»

In Turkey, due to the collapse of the state currency, protests began. Lira set a new anti-record, falling from 11.37 to 13.21 per dollar.

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The total amount of material and technical assistance to Ukraine from the United States in 2021 amounted to more than $ 130 million, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.

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Vladimir Putin fired the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Alexander Kalashnikov. He was appointed to the post of Director of Service in October 2019. General Arkady Gostev was appointed the new head of the FSIN, before that he served as deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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Disney + began showing a Peter Jackson documentary about The Beatles. It is based on previously unpublished entries. The film is edited from almost 60 hours of film, shot in 1969. Then The Beatles decided to make a film about the work on new songs and rehearsed in the presence of the film crew, and also recorded a concert on the London rooftop. This was their last public appearance in full force.

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In the administration of the city of Zhigulevsk, the publication «Rise» was called a fair allowance for a labor veteran of 10 rubles, which «everything is correct», since this payment is compensation for payment of housing and communal services.

A resident of the Samara region previously said that she is a veteran of labor of federal significance, last month the pensioner received 121 rubles from the state, and this — 10 rubles 66 kopecks.

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The Union of Women of Russia proposed to prohibit indicating the sex of the perpetrators of road accidents. The Union believes that the news about sloppy women driving only worsens the attitude towards them.

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Refugees at the Polish-Belarusian border staged a rally against being sent to Iraq. Their posters said they didn’t feel safe there. The migrants demanded to be allowed into the European Union.

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Bloggers who staged a rally with hijacking a taxi in Moscow received 3.5 years in prison — prosecutor’s office

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An Interfax source said that Shaninka’s executive director pleaded guilty and testified against rector Sergei Zuev. After the conclusion of the deal with the investigation, Kryuchkova was transferred from the pre-trial detention center to house arrest.

“Kristina Kryuchkova fully admitted her part of guilt, spoke about the scheme for cashing the stolen money, testified against the rector of Shaninka Sergei Zuev and other defendants in the case,” the agency’s source said.

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Amsterdam hosts the documentary film festival — IDFA. The central event of the festival is the world premiere of the lost film by Dziga Vertov, a representative of the Russian avant-garde and one of the founders of modern documentary filmmaking, «The History of the Civil War.»

There were also screenings of other important films of the festival: editing «Nature» by the director from Armenia, creator of the remote editing method Artavazd Peleshian (the 82-year-old author himself could not come to the premiere, for him the picture was presented by his fan — singer Patti Smith) and «Where we are going ”by a young director from Belarus Ruslan Fedotov — his film was completely filmed in the Moscow metro.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs plans to accept about 700 thousand foreigners into Russian citizenship by the end of the year, said Kirill Adzinov, Deputy Head of the Main Directorate for Migration Issues of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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