24 Ноя, 2021

The main freedoms for Russians

According to a survey by the ANO Levada Center (recognized as a foreign agent in Russia), Russians consider the most important rights and freedoms to be the right to life, liberty and security of person (75%), the right to medical care and the right to a fair trial (62% each) ), freedom of speech (61%) and inviolability of property and home (53%)

Over the past 4 years (2021 compared to 2017), freedoms (of all) and rights of a more «political» plan have grown: freedom of speech in 2017 gained only 34% of the vote (against the current 61%), 44% against 29% vote for freedom of movement four years ago, freedom of religion scored 36% versus 22%, and freedom of peaceful assembly — 26% versus 13%

At the same time, the importance of «social» rights has decreased: the right to medical care has lost 8 pp, the right to social protection and the right to work — 5 pp each, but the record holder is the right to free education: this year by the most important was 49% versus 59% in 2017!

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New York authorities removed a statue of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, from the City Hall of the City Hall. The decision to dismantle was previously criticized by Trump, who said that «the radical leftists have gone mad and are causing the country serious pain.»

The monument stood for 187 years. Attempts to remove the statue of Jefferson (he was a slave owner) were made earlier, and after the assassination of George Floyd they were resumed.

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Three far-right groups have been summoned to the US Congress to testify on the January 6 assault. This statement was published by a committee investigating the storming of the Capitol.

Testimony and documents have been requested from The Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and First Amendment Praetorians. In addition, the leaders of these organizations — Henry Tarrio, Elmer Stewart Rhodes and Robert Patrick Lewis — were summoned to the Congress. The committee suspects all 3 groups of planning the assault.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, despite a cold, is physically healthy, fully aware of what he is doing, and is focused on work, his spokesman said, writes The Guardian.

Johnson’s health concerns prompted his Monday speech to the Federation of British Industry. In his speech, the prime minister parodied a roaring car engine and told how he visited Peppa Pig World — a theme park dedicated to the children’s animated series Peppa Pig. Before that, for about 20 seconds he tried to sort out the papers on the podium, repeating «I beg your pardon» several times.

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The Ukrainian military said that the Javelin anti-tank missile systems (ATGM), supplied by the United States to Ukraine as part of a military assistance package, have not yet been used in the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation in Donbass.

In turn, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny said that the Javelin ATGM was used during the exercises at the Shirokiy Lan training ground.

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Finnish Nokia and Russian computer manufacturer Yadro have agreed to set up a joint venture for the production of 4G and 5G base stations in Russia. Production is deployed at the Yadro plant under construction in Dubna, Nokia will transfer software licenses to the partner.

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Another lawyer of the adviser to the head of Roscosmos, the former special correspondent of Kommersant and Vedomosti Ivan Safronov, Evgeny Smirnov left Russia. Earlier, disciplinary proceedings were launched against him. According to Mr. Smirnov, the same was true for the other defenders of the journalist.

“The initiator of all this is the investigator Chaban … He is trying with the help of the Ministry of Justice to somehow attract, at least somehow hook the lawyers — especially Ivan Pavlov, me for the company and other defenders in the case of Ivan Safronov. To come up with at least something for which we can be punished … The FSB is now trying to push through, for any, even absurd, reasons some kind of repression against Ivan Safronov’s lawyers, ”the lawyer said.

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Prague is ready to send police or military to help Warsaw to resolve the situation on the border with Belarus, the Czech Prime Minister said

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Russian Helicopters declined to comment on personnel changes in the company. This was reported to RIA Novosti by an official representative of the holding. Sources in the defense industry told RIA Novosti, in turn, Russian Helicopters will be headed by Nikolai Kolesov, the general director of KRET, instead of Andrei Boginsky. Boginsky will become the deputy head of the UAC for civil aviation.

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The US Department of Energy considers the prices for gasoline in the country to be «too high» and is investigating the reasons. A gallon of gasoline — about 3.7 liters — costs an average of $ 3.5 in the States. Last year, according to open data, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the US was $ 2.1.

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The United States has released a list of countries invited to the December «Summit for Democracy» — according to the list of 110 countries, one can judge which country is considered a democracy in Washington and which is not.

Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are invited from the post-Soviet countries.

Russia and China were not invited, as were Turkey and the monarchies of the Persian Gulf. Not on the list of invitees, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan. The only EU country that was not invited was Hungary.

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The Pentagon has reorganized the UFO tracking group — the main difference so far is that the word «unidentified» has disappeared from its name. The new structure will be called even more cumbersome: the group for identification and synchronization of the approach to aerial objects, in the English abbreviation — AOIMSG. At the same time, the Pentagon assured that it takes very seriously and always investigates reports of any intrusion into the airspace of any objects — «identified and unidentified.»

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The telegram channel and social networks of the opposition newspaper Nasha Niva were recognized as extremist materials in Belarus. This was reported by the publication itself.

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President Vladimir Putin submitted for ratification to the State Duma an agreement between Russia and Tajikistan on the creation of a unified air defense system (air defense), the corresponding document is posted in the electronic database of the lower house of parliament.

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Protesters in Turkey demanded the resignation of the authorities after the collapse of the lira exchange rate. Earlier on Tuesday, the Turkish currency for the first time began to cost more than 13 lira per dollar. Protesters demanded the resignation of the government and members of the ruling party

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The Russian State Duma explained the benefits of the devaluation of the ruble. Oleg Savchenko, deputy head of the Duma Committee on the Financial Market, said that the Russian economy needs a devaluation of the ruble, as well as an increase in the key rate of the Central Bank. At the same time, he noted that «this must be done carefully, focusing on objective factors» in the world economy.

“Firstly, we are increasing the export opportunities of our enterprises,” the deputy is quoted by News.ru. “Secondly, there’s no getting around.”

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will test the DART spacecraft, which, after a collision with an asteroid, will have to change its trajectory.

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Apple is suing Israeli software developer NSO Group and its parent company, which it claims are responsible for spying on Apple’s customers, the company said on its website.

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The number of people willing to continue working after officially retiring has grown by 22% compared to 2020. At the same time, more than a quarter of respondents after reaching retirement age want to try themselves in a new field.

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In Russia, there is an increase in the sphere of transportation and courier delivery. The turnover of this market segment is 605 billion rubles, about 830 thousand people are employed in the field.

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In Russia, there is no trend for foreign banks to leave, the head of Raiffeisenbank told RBC. Individual players simply could not build a business here due to a specific management model

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In Bulgaria, they officially announced the victory of Rumen Radev in the presidential elections. 66.72% of voters voted for him.

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The sun is a huge sphere of hydrogen gas. For this reason, different parts of it rotate at different speeds. The surface spins quickly, as shown by the movement of the sunspots. One revolution of the equatorial zones is 25 Earth days, and the pole — 36. The speed of rotation inside the Sun is 27 days.

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Due to the lack of chips, the Japanese Sony has suspended orders for some models of digital cameras

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The State Duma of Russia on Tuesday in the second, main reading, approved the draft federal budget for the next year, which provides for cuts in spending on key social and economic items and a sharp increase in funding for law enforcement agencies.

From 1.362 trillion rubles this year, healthcare spending will decrease to 1.245 trillion next year. From 6.208 trillion rubles, spending on «social policy» will be reduced to 5.837 trillion rubles, follows from the explanatory note to the law on the budget, posted in a single database of the Duma

Expenditures under the item «national security and law enforcement» in the 2022 budget increase from 2.384 to 2.799 trillion. rubles. Allocations for «national defense» grow by 129 billion rubles, to 3.51 trillion

By 26%, or 100 billion rubles — the allocations for the «environmental protection» item, which is sewn into the financing of landfills and waste incineration plants, are growing.

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Between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, US tax authorities confiscated $ 3.5 billion in cryptocurrency. This money accounted for 93% of the total amount of funds withdrawn.

The IRS has been given expanded powers to track cryptocurrency transactions under the infrastructure investment bill signed by Biden last week.

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Zara Rutherford, who single-handedly went around the world on a high-speed ultralight plane, is forced to stay in the village of Ayan in the north of the Khabarovsk Territory due to bad weather. She told about this on her Instagram.

Zara dreams of becoming the youngest woman in history to fly around the world in a small plane and visit 52 countries on five continents. She began her journey on August 18 and has already crossed the Atlantic, Canada, USA, Caribbean Islands, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico. But in Russia, Zarya had to stay late: her plane froze over. The girl hopes to hit the road before the lingering blizzards begin.

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In Latvia, a man was detained, who is suspected of stealing 600 thousand euros using a new cryptocurrency. The young Latvian was sought by the Spanish authorities after, according to the investigation, he fled with investors’ money in the summer of 2020. The Spanish Civil Guard calls him «one of the largest known cryptocurrency cyber fraudsters.»

The attacker created the Hodlife cryptocurrency, The Unicorn Token. Investors were promised commissions on transactions carried out on the new platform. The initiator ran an aggressive advertising campaign for the project on Twitter and Telegram, and also hired an actor who posed as the founder in commercials. As a result, more than a thousand people lost their money.

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The Italian Antimonopoly Service found out that in 2018, Amazon and Apple agreed on special conditions for the sale of gadgets and headphones from Apple and Beats (a division of Apple): only a few intermediary companies and Amazon itself could trade them on Amazon.it.

The agreement discriminates against Italian official and unofficial distributors of Apple and Beats, who are unable to work through Amazon.it, the service said. The collusion also affected buyers — discounts on products for Italians became less. Amazon will pay a fine of 68.7 million euros, Apple — 134.5 million euros. Companies are required to cancel the agreement.

Amazon.it is the most popular electronics retailer in Italy, accounting for about 70% of device purchases, of which at least 40% are from retailers.

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Startup Zeva Aero has built a prototype of the Zero single-seat air taxi and is preparing to move to manned flights within three to six months. It looks like a flying saucer and is made according to the tailsitter scheme. The developers hope that the tailsitter will find application not only as an air taxi, but also the military and emergency response services will be interested in them.

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The EU approved the introduction of a new sanctions mechanism, which should stop the uncontrolled movement of refugees. Europe will punish airlines even for inadvertently transporting migrants. In addition, the head of the European Commission proposed creating a black list of illegal carriers. She is confident that Lukashenka is deliberately provoking an aggravation of the crisis.

The migration crisis on the borders of Belarus and the European Union began at the end of May. Large groups of illegal migrants from the Middle East began to storm the borders of Lithuania, Poland and Latvia in the hope of obtaining asylum in the European Union

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Irina Fatyanova, the former head of Navalny’s * headquarters in St. Petersburg, left Russia. According to Fatyanova, over the past year her «red line» has been constantly shifting: at first she was ready for fines, days in a detention center, searches and interrogations, then — for a criminal term of several years.

“But the story with [the former head of Navalny’s headquarters in Ufa] Lilya Chanysheva changed a lot and helped me understand that I needed to leave,” Fatyanova wrote. She added that the decision to leave Russia was the most difficult of her life.

* Public movement of supporters of Navalny. The activity of this movement was terminated by a court decision on June 9, 2021.

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The Chelyabinsk Regional Court overturned the verdict against the anarchist Dmitry Tsibukovsky and his wife Anastasia Safonova in the case of the banner «FSB is the main terrorist», which they hung on the fence of the local intelligence department in 2018 in support of the defendants in the «Network» case * (the organization is banned in Russia).

The case was sent for new consideration to the court of first instance. Tsibukovsky and Safonova changed the measure of restraint to prohibiting certain actions and released them from the pre-trial detention center.

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Increases in gasoline and diesel prices may be introduced in Turkey due to the depreciation of the Turkish lira, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.

It is also reported that Apple has suspended sales of its products through its official online store in Turkey due to the need to revise prices amid a sharp drop in the Turkish lira. According to the Haberturk TV channel, the depreciation of the national currency has led to the fact that Apple products have become cheaper in the Turkish market than in the case of their private import from the United States.

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The court recognized the fine of the FAS Russia for Booking.com in 1.3 billion rubles for imposing the parity of prices on the hotels — the court’s decision

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The film by Mikhail Efremov won the All-Russian competition for video clips among convicts, writes Baza. The actor, who is serving a sentence for an accident on the Garden Ring, wrote the film «The Gospel of Fyodor» based on Dostoevsky’s novel «Crime and Punishment». The work won the prize for the best editing, the newspaper writes.

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Darrell Brooks ran into a crowd of participants in the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA. Six people died there and more than 60 were injured. Now he faces five life sentences

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In Tyumen, a drunk driver driving a BMW hit two road workers. The portal 72.ru informs about it. The press service of IC «RIA Novosti» clarified that the accident was committed by an employee of the Investigative Committee. According to 72.ru, the driver was a 34-year-old Major of Justice, Deputy Head of the Investigation Department of the Regional Directorate of the UK.

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Albert Einstein’s drafts on the theory of relativity were sold on November 23 for € 11.6 million at Christie’s in Paris, Franceinfo radio reported. The buyer chose to remain anonymous.

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Two US Island class patrol boats have arrived in Odessa. They were delivered by the transport vessel Ocean Grand, which dropped anchor in the Ukrainian port. It is clarified that the American boats left for Odessa from Baltimore on Monday, November 8. Previously, the ships were at the disposal of the US Coast Guard. The US embassy said the boats «will help strengthen Ukraine’s maritime security» and will also increase the Ukrainian Navy’s interoperability with NATO.

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The director of the plant in Asbest, Ivan Krasnoyurchenko, was imprisoned for a year for using the pirate «Compass — 3D v 18» software on several work computers for designing and viewing drawings, says Tochka News. The damage was counted in a million. At the same time, the copyright holders themselves did not make any claims. We were even ready to meet halfway and conclude a licensing agreement

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Alexei Navalny filed a fourth lawsuit against the colony in the Vladimir region, where he is serving his sentence. Navalny asks to declare illegal the decision to register him as prone to extremism and terrorism, the court explained. The preliminary hearing on the case is scheduled for December 9th.

Navalny is in prison on charges of 60 violations of public order after a suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case

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Refugees tried to break through the border with the help of Belarusian security forces, Polish border guards say. They published footage from a section of the Belarusian-Polish border, through which about 100 illegal immigrants wanted to pass. During the day, border guards recorded 267 such attempts.

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The Investigative Committee detained Alexey Rudnev, General Director of Gazprom Gas Distribution Krasnodar, as well as his deputies in four cities. They are suspected of bribery for 20 million rubles

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The Ministry of Finance ruled out the default of Rusnano on bonds with state guarantees. The government has already made decisions to change the board of directors. At the Moscow Exchange, at the request of Nabiullina, trading in all nine issues of Rusnano bonds was suspended.

On the same day, Rusnano published on its website a message that the company had met with creditors and major bondholders. Possible scenarios for debt restructuring were discussed in order to avoid the “most negative scenarios”.

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Three German parties — Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats — agreed to form a new German government headed by Socialist leader Olaf Scholz.

Social Democrat Scholz will become the new Chancellor of Germany. «Green» Berbock is tipped for the post of foreign minister, the leader of the Free Democrats Lindner — the post of finance minister.

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Italian taxi drivers have staged a nationwide strike against Uber and similar international companies and illegal carriers.

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The State Duma at a plenary session on Wednesday adopted in the final third reading the law on the minimum wage for 2022. According to the document, the minimum wage from January 1, 2022 is set at 13,890 rubles per month.

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A North Korean was sentenced to death for selling copies of The Squid Game. A man in another country downloaded the series to a USB flash drive, took it to the DPRK, and then sold it to his compatriots. But the businessman’s fate ended in failure — he was sentenced to death.

The plan was revealed after several schoolchildren were found watching the series. They were sentenced to five years of forced labor, and the school’s teachers were fired.

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The State Duma adopted the federal budget for 2022-2024. The main characteristics of the budget for three years are calculated based on the volume of GDP of 133.33 trillion rubles in 2022, 141.88 trillion in 2023 and 151.5 trillion in 2024.

Revenues: 2022 — 25.02 trillion rubles, 2023 — 25.54 trillion, 2024 — 25.83 trillion;

Expenditures: 2022 — 23.69 trillion, 2023 — 25.24 trillion, 2024 — 26.35 trillion;

Surplus: 2022 — 1% of GDP, 2023 — 0.2% of GDP, 2024 — deficit of 0.3% of GDP.

The cost of a barrel of Urals oil: 2022 — $ 44.2, 2023 — $ 45, 2024 — $ 45.9.

Inflation: 4% for each of the three years.

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Police Chief of Dolgoprudny Colonel Karen Sevikyan is suspected of organizing the transit of Indian citizens through Russia to Mexico. The investigation believes that he, together with an accomplice, met migrants at Sheremetyevo and issued forged visas for them

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Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Anatoly Vyborny told Gazeta.Ru that mentioning the position of the perpetrators of an accident causes irreparable damage to the reputation of not only a particular person, but also the organization in which he works.

“There is absolutely no need to shift the emphasis to the position of the person. Some offenses that have criminal consequences are committed intentionally — for example, rape, embezzlement, robbery, and so on. And others without definite intentions — as a result of an accident, road accident in certain circumstances. In such cases, it is not entirely correct to focus on the position [of a representative] of one or another authority, because a negative opinion is formed, ”he said.

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BlackRock Inc., BMW AG, Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. invest 700 million euros ($ 787 million) in the consortium Ionity GmbH, which is engaged in the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles. The joint investment will more than quadruple the number of Ionity Rapid Chargers in Europe to more than 7,000 by 2025.

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For the first time, paleogeneticists succeeded in isolating ancient human DNA from calcite. The remains of this man were found in an underwater cave in Germany, where they lay for more than three thousand years. Apparently, the bearers of the Urnopol culture used this place as a sanctuary.

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Elon Musk sold Tesla shares for another $ 1.05 billion. On November 23, Tesla shares fell 4%, to $ 1109.03. And against the backdrop of a fall in their value, the amount of tax decreased: after the sale, he will need to pay a tax of $ 3 billion. The total block of shares sold by Musk exceeded $ 9.8 billion.

On November 6, Musk launched a Twitter poll to see if he should sell 10% of his Tesla shares to pay taxes. Then the 10% share of Elon Musk’s stake was estimated at almost $ 21 billion, and sales taxes at $ 5 billion.

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