24 Jun, 2021

The most expensive cities in the world for expats

If you are an excellent specialist who wants to continue working for your company, but live abroad. Which city will be the most expensive to live in? New York, Hong Kong, Switzerland cities come to mind? It’s also expensive there, but not as expensive as in Ashgabat!

The capital of Turkmenistan, “thanks” to the food shortage and hyperinflation, surpassed both Hong Kong (second place) and Switzerland (5th, 8th and 10th places for Zurich, Geneva and Bern, respectively). In third place, by the way, is also a rather unexpected location: Beirut. The capital of Lebanon, too, not because of a good life, took such a high line of the rating, alas

Otherwise, everything is quite expected: in addition to the already mentioned cities, the top ten also included Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Beijing.

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A fifth (20%) of elite housing in the secondary market of Moscow is overpriced and does not meet modern requirements for product characteristics, according to a study by analysts from the Point Estate premium real estate agency. The presence of a significant number of overvalued secondary apartments in the elite segment is also confirmed by other market participants.

“The share of supply in the secondary real estate market with an overpriced value is really quite large and amounts to about 20%,” said Andrey Solovyov, regional director, director of the city real estate department at Knight Frank.

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The fifth arrest in a day in the Pussy Riot group: Maria Alekhina also received 15 days. Olga Karlova, her lawyer, told Open Media that the actionist was arrested for disobeying police officers. Alekhina challenged the judge of the Kuntsevo court, demanding an impartial consideration of her case. She was denied.

Alekhina was detained on Tuesday, when she was on her way to the court of a member of the punk group Luce Stein. The arrest report says that Alekhina refused to voluntarily proceed to the police car. The video recording of the detention confirms that Alekhina calmly gets out of the taxi and goes to the police car.

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called on the peoples of the countries bordering the republic to deal with the “distraught” politicians who make decisions on sanctions against Minsk.

“I appeal primarily to the peoples of our neighboring countries – Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians, Ukrainians: wake up before it’s too late, deal with these politicians who have gone mad and have lost reality,” he said.

Lukashenka specified that today, “like 80 years ago,” the region is on the brink of a global conflict. According to him, Belarus has always had peace with its neighbors, and countries need to stop “at this last line.”

“Sanctions, provocations. I just want to ask: are you doing this on purpose, want to test the borders for strength, and the new generation of Belarusians – for patriotism? Let’s try, ”the president said.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to arrange a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the EU countries, according to diplomatic sources. This initiative was supported by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Berlin believes that Putin’s meeting with US President Joe Biden in Geneva is a good reason to revive relations with Russia. At the same time, France and Germany insist that the EU has common points of contact with Moscow. Among them are the climate, the situation in the Arctic region, cross-border cooperation, health care, space exploration, the fight against terrorism, relations with Syria and Iran.

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In Astrakhan, two people on electric scooters collided head-on on a completely empty road. Both were hospitalized with injuries.

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Britney Spears asked the court to revoke her custody. The singer demands to terminate the agreement according to which her father has been controlling her personal and financial affairs for the past 13 years, including issues of treatment and career.

“I lied to the whole world, saying that I was happy. I’m not happy and not okay, I can’t sleep. I want my life back. I want to marry. I wanted to take out the spiral and have a child, but the guardian would not let me. They don’t want me to have children. “

Spears also complained that she was not allowed to share the car with her boyfriend, bodybuilder Sam Asgari. According to her, due to the compulsory treatment, she felt “like drunk” for five years.

Britney Spears is under the care of her father due to alcohol and drug problems. Last year, the singer tried to challenge the guardianship, but lost the court. After that, she refused concerts.

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In the United States, the court delivered the first verdict in the case of the storming of the Capitol. The accused was given a three-year suspended sentence. The prosecutor indicated that she should not be in jail, as she spent about 10 minutes inside the Capitol building and did not participate in violent actions.

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Putin invited Kadyrov to run again for the post of head of Chechnya. According to Putin, with the personal participation of Kadyrov, “Chechnya has become one of the safest constituent entities of the Russian Federation.”

“You are in the material, you work effectively, you know the situation from the inside, therefore, I believe that you need to go to the polls and continue your work. For my part, I can only wish you success, ”Putin said.

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For the first time in Russia, an entire university – the American Bard College – was recognized as an “undesirable” organization. For many years, the university collaborated with the St. Petersburg State University and the chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Alexei Kudrin, but the Prosecutor General’s Office considered that his “activity poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation.”

“Yes, they have the right today to have any political opinion, this is due to them under the Constitution. But if the formation of views occurs at the expense of foreign organizations, then people are initially laid the basis that in Russia, with the existing economic and political system, they will not find their development and they must look at those countries that are donors of grants, “- said the initiator Alexander Ionov …

Bard College is a well-known private university in the state of New York, founded in the 19th century. It is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world in the field of art and design. The educational institution became the first in Russia, where they taught according to the principles of “liberal education”. Students themselves made a training plan and chose which disciplines they want to study

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The Ukraine national team reached the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020. For Ukrainians, this is the first entry into the playoffs of the European Football Championship. In previous years, they either did not qualify or did not leave the group

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The flight director of S7 Airlines was detained in a commercial bribery case. According to the investigation, the top manager received one and a half million rubles for assistance in the employment of one of the S7 employees for the position of a pilot of the Airbus A320neo

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Employers are obliged to remove without salary any employees who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the absence of medical contraindications, the Moscow operational headquarters said.

Suspension time is not included in seniority, is not taken into account when registering a paid vacation and will be considered absence from the workplace for an unjustified reason

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About 5 million labor migrants must be attracted to the construction industry in Russia by 2024, including from the EAEU countries, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.

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The statement on bringing the owners of the YouTube channel “Navalny Live” to criminal liability for libel and incitement to riot has been submitted to the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee to initiate proceedings. This was reported by the Concord company owned by businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin.

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The Federation Council of Russia adopted a law on personal funds – it allows Russians to create funds (by analogy with foreign trusts) to manage their business or property. The fund can be created indefinitely or for a certain period, and after the death of the owner, it will become hereditary. The minimum size is 100 million rubles.

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Berlin hosts the second international conference on Libya – “Berlin-2”. The central item on the agenda is the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries, which was unconditionally supported by all conference participants except Turkey.

Unlike the last conference, Libya is represented by a single government, which is still transitional. Holding elections in Libya before the end of the year is the second important item on the agenda.

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A fire at the Lukoml State District Power Plant (one of the largest power plants in the country) in Belarus, units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the republic left for the place. Social networks write about the massive blackouts in the Mogilev and Vitebsk regions.

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McAfee founder John McAfee is found dead in a prison in Spain. The creator of the popular antivirus was detained in Spain at the request of the United States, which accuses him of tax evasion. On Wednesday, a Spanish court approved his extradition to the States.

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Foreign currency savings of Russians on deposits in May fell to the lowest level since the end of 2010 of $ 58.9 billion (follows from the analysis of RIA Novosti statistics of the Bank of Russia)

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Mishustin instructed to develop measures to reduce the share of the shadow economy in the Caucasus by August 1. Among the instructions are also to work out the routes of connecting the tourist clusters of the North Caucasus and the Black Sea region, to submit proposals for the development of the resort of Minvody and for the reconstruction of the strip at the airport of Makhachkala.

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Patrushev’s theses at the Moscow conference:

▪ the NATO summit showed an unprecedented anti-Russian charge, the number of Western military exercises with the development of scenarios of a clear anti-Russian orientation is growing

▪ the course taken by Russia to build up its defense capability today has no alternative

▪ the degradation of the situation in Afghanistan as the US and NATO troops withdraw, will contribute to the growth of terrorism in this country, we assume that they will stick to their promises of assistance to the Afghan government

▪ neo-Nazis in Ukraine actually dictate their will to the authorities and undertake forays into neighboring states, neo-Nazis from Ukraine were spotted in Belarus and neutralized by the Belarusian authorities

▪ there are clear signs that dangerous pathogens are trying to be used for military-political purposes, we see a resurgence of biological weapons

▪ it is necessary to pay attention to the coincidence of the places of outbreaks of dangerous diseases with the location of foreign biological laboratories of individual countries

▪ climate change can reshape the political map of the world and provoke an unprecedented global crisis

▪ in 2020, over 120 thousand cyberattacks on critical infrastructure in Russia were registered, most of them came from the United States, Germany and the Netherlands

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At the beginning of the year, YouTube blocked the official channel of FC Akhmat due to the fact that Ramzan Kadyrov and legal entities associated with him came under sanctions. Six months have passed and now “Akhmat” decided to fight for justice in court – the club filed a lawsuit against Google demanding to restore their account. Roskomnadzor acts as a third party in the claim.

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FSB investigator Alexander Chaban suggested that Ivan Safronov, an adviser to the head of Roscosmos, accused of high treason, cooperate in exchange for a call from his mother, whom he had not seen for a year, lawyer Dmitry Katchev told RIA Novosti.

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In Belarus, in the Gomel pre-trial detention center, the trial of Statkevich, Losik, Tikhanovsky, Tsyganovich, Sakov and Popov will be closed. The lawyers of all those involved in the case are under a nondisclosure agreement.

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In the first quarter of 2021, the Bank of Russia recorded the minimum number of cash withdrawals from bank cards in ten years – 544 million transactions totaling 6 trillion rubles. Such data are contained in the statistics of the national payment system, which was published by the Central Bank. The previous anti-record for many years (551 million operations) was set in the second quarter of 2020.

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The British destroyer Defender was legally in international waters off the Crimean peninsula, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

“The important point is that we do not recognize the Russian annexation of Crimea,” the prime minister said.

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Microsoft has introduced a new operating system Windows 11

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The Moscow Mayor’s Office will spend up to 37 million rubles on round tables, seminars and workshops on the topic of “adaptation to climate change”, Open Media drew attention. Due to these expenses, Muscovites will learn how to adapt to climate change, and at the same time they will develop an interest “in the environmental education activities of the Moscow government

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Lukashenko is ready to impose martial law if sanctions hit state-owned enterprises. The European Union officially adopted sectoral economic sanctions against Belarus today

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Zelensky extended for 3 years the sanctions against a number of Russian banks, including Gazprombank and Sberbank, against Russian airlines, including Aeroflot, Russia, Ural Airlines and others. The sanctions against Miller, Deripaska, Rotenberg, Kostin and a number of other Russian oligarchs and officials were also extended.

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Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte refused to participate in the summit of EU leaders, if Vladimir Putin takes part in it, due to the case of the crash of the Boeing MH17 over Donbass in 2014

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