12 Дек, 2021

The amount of wages you need to be happy

The monthly income, which Russians consider sufficient for happiness, amounted to 178 thousand rubles. per month. Since January 2021, this amount has grown by 12 thousand rubles — then, for complete happiness, the average resident of Russia needed 166 thousand rubles. per month.

Kirov (143 thousand rubles), followed by Lipetsk (142 thousand rubles) and Astrakhan (141 thousand rubles), opens the five cities with the lowest demands of residents in terms of financial assessment of happiness. Ryazan took the second place, and Orenburg became the leader, where, on average, 138 thousand rubles are needed for happiness.

On the contrary, the greatest requests are from Muscovites, who need 228 thousand rubles for happiness. per month.

 

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The first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was auctioned in the United States for $ 471,000 (~ 34.5 million rubles). This is a record price for commercial books published in the 20th century.

Heritage Auctions said the book was published in the UK in 1997. The circulation is only 500 copies. The original price of the lot was $ 75,000, but during the course of the auction the price increased more than six times. Previously, the books in this edition of «Harry Potter» sold at prices ranging from 110,000 to 138,000 dollars.

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According to information from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the US Embassy have launched a project to strengthen security on the Ukrainian border from the eastern and northern sides — Russian and Belarusian. The project may provide drones, special vehicles, video monitoring and communication equipment, equipment for border guards.

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Visa Inc. — the world’s largest payment operator, launched a global cryptocurrency advisory service for its banking clients and traders on Wednesday. Visa intends to launch its own services this year that will allow it to buy, sell and store digital currency through its banking partners.

A new global study by Visa found that nearly 40% of surveyed crypto investors said they would be more likely to switch from their main bank to a bank offering cryptocurrency-related products in the next 12 months.

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In Sicily, Bishop Antonio Stagliano, speaking to children at one of the church holidays, said that there was no Santa, and the CocaCola company came up with a red wizard costume in order to better sell their drinks.

The children were disappointed, and the parents were angry — they accused the bishop of destroying family traditions and depriving the children of the holiday. The diocese has already released an official statement saying that the church does not want to stop children from dreaming.

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Hungary has limited the issuance of visas for Russians. Free windows for registering for the submission of documents for individual tourists ended at the end of November, and for tour operators, the country’s consulate introduced restrictions on the number of visas issued, Interfax reports. As the reason for such restrictions, the consulate named violations of the accreditation and visa regime by certain travel agencies.

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According to Eurostat forecasts, by 2050 people aged 55 and over will make up 45.9% of the population of Italy and more than 45.0% of the population of Lithuania, Portugal, Greece and Latvia.

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Meta opened the Horizon Worlds metaverse in the US and Canada. You can create your own three-dimensional avatar and roam the virtual world. To use the service, you need an Oculus virtual reality headset. Only people over 18 are allowed into the metaverse.

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The Russian Ministry of Justice never explained where the Irkutsk Union of Bibliographers got foreign funding. According to the members of the union, they have no funding at all. «Not strange, not foreign,» explains the co-founder of the organization, Alexei Petrov. The union, created in 2005, was informal for a long time — it did not have bank details until 2020.

In November 2021, the Irkutsk Union of Bibliophiles Foundation for the Development of Book Culture entered the register of «foreign agents». It is headed by Aleksey Petrov, a historian and coordinator of the organization of independent observers «Golos» in the Irkutsk region. Previously, he was included in the same register in his personal capacity.

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The reusable US spacecraft New Shepard, which launched on Saturday on a suborbital commercial flight with a crew of six space tourists, made a successful landing, developer Blue Origin said.

The crew included two passengers invited by the company — the eldest daughter of the first American to fly in space, Alan Shepard — Laura Shepard Churchley and the host of the Good Morning America television show on ABC channel Michael Strahan, as well as four paid tourists — philanthropist Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick. entrepreneur Lane Bess and his wife Cameron Bess.

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The meeting of the foreign ministers of the G7 countries began on Saturday in Liverpool with a discussion of Russia. Elisabeth Trass discussed with her German counterpart Annalena Berbock the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border:

«We talked about our united front in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine, about passing the baton to the G7 and close cooperation during the FRG’s presidency in the G7, as well as promoting freedom and democracy.»

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Nearly 80% of Americans who celebrate New Years and Christmas do not wait until December to decorate their homes for the coming holidays. According to a survey by YouGov, every second planned to do this after Thanksgiving (in 2021 it fell on November 25), but before the last month of the year.

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Most British drivers fought with their passengers in 2021. Among the most common reasons for conflict were advice on which route to take, how fast to travel, and what temperature to maintain in the cabin. This is the data of the research of the Waze company among 2 thousand drivers about their habits and situations on the road.

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In Serbia, opponents of the authorities’ environmental policy have blocked the Gazela Bridge, part of the most important European transport corridor that runs through Belgrade. The reason was the amendments to the legislation, which, according to the protesters, will allow the Australian-British concern to start mining lithium in the country.

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The US Air Force Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint strategic reconnaissance aircraft approached Donbass. This is evidenced by data from the aviation monitoring website Flightradar.

Based on the map of the aircraft’s movements, he began his flight from the north-west of Ukraine, after which he headed to the central part of the country, and then to the Donbass. According to Ukrainian media reports, the plane can conduct reconnaissance in the area of ​​the contact line.

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Israel is preparing a military option to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Israeli media write. Israeli Defense Minister Beni Gantz visited Washington on December 9, where he presented to his American counterpart a plan to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities. The United States secretly gave the green light to prepare for the operation.

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The US State Department launched the DisinfoHacks project in Greece to combat false news, aimed at countering fake news and «disinformation from Russia,» said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at the presentation of the project.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffered a stroke in London’s Belmarsh prison, where he has been held since 2019, the Daily Mail reported, citing fiancée Stella Morris.

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Initially considered symbols of freedom, social networks have become one of the main threats to democracy over time. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said this in a video message to the participants of the conference on information technology in Istanbul, Anadolu agency reports.

The Turkish President noted that the authorities «are trying to protect citizens, especially vulnerable sectors of society, from lies and misinformation, without violating the right to receive accurate and impartial information.»

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Biden said in a commentary to the American press that sending US troops to Ukraine in the event of an escalation between Russia and Ukraine was never even considered. The US response to Russia’s actions will be economic.

According to him, in the event of a Russian invasion, Washington will concentrate more forces on the eastern flank of NATO.

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The State Department claims that the G7 countries have a unified position on the consequences for Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. He described the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting as «intense». About meeting

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Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency in Kentucky over a tornado. At least 80 people died in five American states.

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The ex-director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Directorate for Construction in the Far Eastern Federal District was charged 900 million rubles. Andrei Poplavsky was previously sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for embezzlement and commercial bribery.

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The General Staff of Ukraine does not disclose data on the use of Bayraktar and Javelin in Donbass. He calls this information «service».

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European Film Academy Award winners:

  • Best European Film — “Where Are You Going, Aida?”;
  • Best European Comedy — Ninja Child;
  • «European Discovery» — «Promising Girl»;
  • best director — Yasmila Zhbanich («Where are you going, Aida?»);
  • Best Actress — Jasna Djuricic («Where are you going, Aida?»);
  • Best Actor — Anthony Hopkins (Father).

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A sculpture of the royal family was dismantled in Crimea. For two months in the sanatorium «Livadia» there was a composition depicting Nicholas II with his wife and children in a cocoon. The author of the installation claimed to have depicted monarchs under the protection of «angel wings in the grotto»

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As State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev said this week, “the media holding of the Union State of Belarus and Russia is planned to be created by the end of 2022”.

Mezentsev recalled that the proposal to create a single media holding came from Alexander Lukashenko, and was supported by all members of the Supreme State Council of the Union State.

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