12 Aug, 2021

Strategic partner in green energy

In 2020, the European Union (EU) unveiled a hydrogen strategy that will widely use “green” hydrogen – a gas produced from the sun, wind and other renewable energy sources.

To achieve so-called climate neutrality, Europeans are going to invest in green hydrogen from 180 to 470 billion euros by 2050. Ukraine is considered the main partner for the implementation of these plans. Europe expects that up to ten gigawatts of capacities for the production of “green” hydrogen will be built in Ukraine by 2030.

In 2020, Kiev and Berlin signed an energy partnership agreement, one of the elements of which was the development of hydrogen energy. Within the framework of new hydrogen projects, Ukraine can receive part of the 2.8 billion euros of investments that Germany plans to allocate for hydrogen projects abroad.

Reforming the EU energy sector opens up new opportunities for the Ukrainian gas transmission system (GTS). The cheapest way to transport hydrogen is to re-equip existing gas pipelines, which increases interest in Ukraine, which has its own GTS.

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Vice-Speaker of the Federation Council Kosachev RIA Novosti: it is necessary to demand from the authorities of Kazakhstan to assess the actions of nationalists against Russian-speaking citizens

The Federation Council of Russia plans to raise the issue of violation of the rights of Russian-speaking citizens in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan at the inter-parliamentary level, Senator Dzhabarov told RIA Novosti

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The Ministry of Information of Kazakhstan told RIA Novosti that it considers inappropriate provocations on the language topic – the development of the state language should take place by legal methods.

Earlier it was reported that nationalists in Kazakhstan began to organize raids on shops and check whether the labels on goods are translated into Kazakh and whether sellers communicate with visitors in Kazakh. Similar patrols are already taking place in all major cities of the country.

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Belarus has offered the United States to reduce the number of its embassy in Minsk to 5 people by September 1, RIA Novosti was told at the Foreign Ministry.

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Belarus said it is stopping the approval of all new projects, grants and programs through the US government until “confidence is restored” between the countries

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Navalny was charged with creating an organization that infringes on the personality and rights of Russians (part 2 of Article 239, up to 3 years in prison)

We are talking about the FBK (already recognized as a foreign agent, an extremist organization and banned), on whose behalf Navalny, Volkov, Zhdanov and others called for uncoordinated actions, knowing in advance that they were illegal.

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The Krasnoyarsk authorities obliged everyone arriving in Norilsk and Dudinka to either have a certificate of vaccination or transferred coronavirus – or pass a PCR test within 3 days, waiting for the result in quarantine

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Ethiopia. Rebels from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray have entered into a military alliance with the Oromo Liberation Army rebel group to jointly confront government forces.

In 1991, it was the coalition led by the Liberation Fronts of Tigray and Oromo and a number of other forces that overthrew the Mengistu regime. Tigrayans were included in the leadership of Ethiopia until 2018.

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Zelensky approves Ukraine’s economic security strategy until 2025, it talks about countering threats from Russia

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The Ministry of Finance proposed to launch an experiment on the online sale of Russian wine from January 1 – first in Moscow, the Moscow region and Mordovia (delivery by “Russian Post”)

Russian Post assured RIA Novosti that its infrastructure is ready to start an experiment on online wine sale

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Two-time Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Sadulayev told RIA Novosti that State Duma deputy Hajiyev gave him $ 1 million for Tokyo gold. For 2020, the deputy Hajiyev declared income in the amount of 9,115,435 rubles. This is about 8 times less than a million dollars.

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Switzerland has tightened sanctions against Belarus, incl. introduced controls on trade in certain goods and restrictions in the financial sector

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The combined capital of the world’s billionaires since the beginning of the pandemic has grown by almost 69% (to $ 13.5 trillion), according to a study by the British charity Oxfam in conjunction with the Alliance against Inequality, the Institute for Policy Research and the Patriotic Millionaires organization.

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The Belarusian Foreign Ministry has withdrawn its earlier consent to the appointment of Julie Fisher as US Ambassador to Minsk. This decision, according to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, was made in response to the sanctions imposed by the United States – Medusa

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In 2020, the Russian Authors’ Society, as follows from its report, transferred 1.7 billion rubles to domestic composers and songwriters, which is almost 46% less than in 2019. The total collection of RW in favor of copyright holders in 2020 amounted to less than 3.3 billion rubles. This is the lowest figure in the last ten years.

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On Sakhalin, they promised to restore the monument to Gagarin, which was thrown into a landfill, by September 1. The broken monument, which used to stand at the entrance to Nevelsk, was found on the coast of the Lovetskaya River. Gagarin lay among the rubble, sand and mud.

The district administration said that they tried to maintain the monument in good condition for several years and even wanted to move it to the city square, but then they gave up and scrapped it. A gas station will be installed in place of the stele with the astronaut. That the old monument was on the coast, of course, “not good”, said the regional head.

Later, Roskosmos got involved and demanded that the Sakhalin governor restore the bas-relief. Valery Limarenko promised that Gagarin would be restored in the near future and that he would find a worthy place in the city center.

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Депутат госсовета Марий Эл на встрече с ветеранами труда заявил о божественной природе власти и рекомендовал при встрече с начальством кланяться. Позже Владимир Кожанов объяснил, что под начальством имел в виду исключительно власть в лице народа. Его представители утверждают, что появление ролика с вырванной из контекста фразой спустя два месяца после встречи – это предвыборная провокация.

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Американские биологи разработали антитела против сперматозоидов, которые могут стать альтернативой существующим контрацептивам. Антитела, доставленные во влагалище овцы вместе с эякулятом, уменьшили количество подвижных сперматозоидов на 99 процентов. В будущих экспериментах ученым предстоит узнать, как хорошо антиспермальные антитела предотвращают беременность

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Delivery of Russian wine through “Mail” can only improve its quality, said RIA Novosti in “Roskachestvo”

“The impact of mail delivery on the quality of wine may be positive due to the fact that the wine will not stay on the shelf for a long time, where conditions are far from ideal for the preservation of the best properties of the drink.”

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Russia allocates $ 1.1 million to Tajikistan for the construction of a border post on the Afghan border – Interfax

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Shoigu launched the reconstruction of BAM

“Today we have laid the stone, symbolizing the beginning of the reconstruction of the eastern branch of the Baikal-Amur Mainline. This is a 340-kilometer section from Ulak to Fevralsk. The significance of this section of the BAM for the country’s economy is enormous,” Shoigu said.

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The maximum permissible concentration of chemicals in the air of Yakutsk exceeds the norm by almost 20 times – Rospotrebnadzor

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Today the court will pronounce a verdict on the residents of Pskov, the spouses Leah and Artem Milushkin. Leah was the coordinator of Open Russia, Artyom regularly participated in protest rallies, but they are accused of selling drugs

The Milushkins deny their guilt and insist that what is happening to them is political pressure. The prosecutor’s office requested 16 years of strict regime for Artyom Milushkin, and 12 years in total for Leah. The court will deliver its verdict today.

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Governor of the Amur Region on good results: “This year, only 80 thousand hectares of forest burned down. In the past there were 160 and this was also a very good indicator ”

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Bloomberg reported that Audi has created a convertible car that can be transformed from a sports car into an elegant touring car with the push of a button. The new Audi Skysphere is an electric roadster with retro-style doors reminiscent of carriage doors. Its most notable feature is the ability to shorten and lengthen the wheelbase. The car’s engine delivers 465 kilowatts (623 horsepower) for the entire car weighing 1800 kilograms and can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in four seconds.

Audi has pledged 15 billion euros to electrify its entire vehicle fleet and promises to offer 20 new sustainable models by 2025.

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Gas prices in Europe renewed their record during the trading session on August 11. The cost of the September futures on the TTF gas hub (the most liquid hub in Europe) approached $ 570 per 1,000 cubic meters. m.

Gas prices on the forward market started to rise last year. A year ago, the average daily futures price was about $ 150.6 per 1,000 cubic meters. m. Thus, the price of gas increased 3.6 times over the year. Since the beginning of June, when the futures price was about $ 316.8, the indicator has grown almost 1.8 times.

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Iranian authorities fail to stop anti-government protests. In some cities, monuments to military leaders of Iran were completely destroyed.

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In Moscow, the head of the research enterprise of hypersonic systems Kuranov was detained in the case of treason, the FSB will ask the court to arrest him – a TASS source

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Belarusian opposition leader Latushko announced the detention at home of the former Belarusian ambassador to Slovakia, who a year ago spoke in support of the protesters

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Alexander Nevzorov was hit in the face during an autograph session with the words “Stop offending the feelings of believers”

“You can not do it this way. An adult logical guy – well, why touch the sacred? Because of two or three priests, you offend everything that is sacred, everything that is churchly, ”said the attacker to Nevzorov.

The journalist, in turn, said that he was not going to file a police report against the man and hoped that “over time he will learn to formulate his performances in a slightly more civilized manner”.

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Adviser to the vice-governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Andrei Agafonov called the residents of Krasnoyarsk “an aching heap of shit” and “a whiny rabble” – because of complaints about smoke from forest fires

Later, the post disappeared from Facebook. According to Agafonov himself, he did not delete it: it was done by the Facebook administration, which considered that the post was contrary to the norms of the community. “And I was banned for a month,” the official added.

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In Krasnodar, FSB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Kubrak received monthly from businessman Alexei Miroshnikov from 500 thousand to one million rubles for a guarantee that the entrepreneur would not become a defendant in a criminal case, writes Kommersant, citing sources.

The FSB officer was responsible for ensuring the energy security of the region. He also promised Miroshnikov “certain preferences from Kuban-Energo,” which he supervised on duty.

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Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will be extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. There he will be tried for crimes in the Darfur province during the 2003-2008 civil war. It is suspected that he personally gave orders for the suppression of riots and the destruction of people. Sudanese Foreign Minister Maryam al-Mahdi said that “the cabinet has decided to hand over the wanted ICC officials.”

Omar al-Bashir was in power for thirty years. Suspended in April 2019 after months of protests. Billions of dollars in assets confiscated. In December 2019, he received two years for corruption.

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The hole in the Soyuz MS-09 in 2018 was drilled in zero gravity by a person unfamiliar with the structure of the spacecraft – TASS source

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The exchange price of AI-92 gasoline has updated the record in Russia, exceeding 58 thousand rubles per ton

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In Uzbekistan, 200 lovers of walking “earned” $ 6.5 thousand on this – a program to support a healthy lifestyle has begun in the country, within the framework of which residents are credited with money for daily walks. All the producers of beer, vodka and cigarettes pay for this.

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement) resumed their offensive on Kandahar. They have already announced the seizure of the prison from which the prisoners were released. A RIA Novosti source said that the fighting is taking place in the central square, the Taliban have seized the hospital.

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As part of an out-of-court settlement, Novaya Gazeta has removed an article about Rosneft from its website after the company’s claim to protect its business reputation. A column by journalist Maxim Averbukh was published on the Novaya Gazeta website on February 20. In it, he questioned the successful results of the oil company at the end of 2020.

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The United States has called on OPEC countries and their allies to increase oil production in order to lower gasoline prices and help restore the global economy. US President Joe Biden announced the US position.

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