21 Апр, 2021

The most popular product among Komi residents

According to Komistat, in 2020 retail stores and fairs sold goods worth 165 billion rubles, which is an average of 202 thousand rubles for each resident of the republic (in the previous year, 197 thousand rubles).

In the volume of goods sold, the largest share was occupied by alcoholic products (10 percent), meat and meat products (nine percent), cars (six percent), gasoline (five percent), dairy products, tobacco products, clothing and medicines (four percent each) …

Russian Railways assessed the cost of modernization of BAM and Transsib

The cost of work at the third stage of modernization of the BAM and Transsib — the Yakutsk cluster — will be from 350 billion to 700 billion rubles, Deputy Director General of Russian Railways Andrey Makarov told reporters

Russian Railways complained about the shortage of builders

After the closure of borders during the coronavirus pandemic, Russian Railways sees a shortage of builders for railway facilities and an increase in labor costs up to 100%, Deputy General Director of the company Andrey Makarov said at a briefing.

Normandy format talks ended in vain

The three-hour talks between the political advisers of the «Normandy format» led nowhere. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to a source in the Russian delegation.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Presidents of France and Ukraine Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks, following which they called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine.

Court on the claim for recognizing FBK as an extremist organization

On April 26, the Moscow City Court will hold an interview on the claim of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office for the recognition of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK, recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation) as an extremist organization. The meeting will be held in a closed mode for the media, as it contains materials marked «classified». TASS was told about this by the press secretary of the Moscow City Court, which received the statement of claim, Ulyana Solopova.

«The materials received by the court have been classified as secret. The case will be considered behind closed doors, in accordance with the requirements of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation,» she said.

FESCO attracted a loan from VTB to refinance liabilities

FESCO (parent company — PJSC «Far Eastern Shipping Company») signed a loan agreement with VTB in the amount of 25.8 billion rubles. ($ 323 million) to refinance current liabilities, the transport group said.

Finland began to receive most of its energy from renewable sources

Analysts at Statistics Finland report that in 2020 the consumption of renewable energy has exceeded the consumption of fossil energy in Finland. The total share of fossil energy declined to 37%, while the share of renewables rose to 40%.

TIME magazine added the ability to pay for a subscription with cryptocurrency

TIME Magazine began accepting cryptocurrencies as a payment method for subscriptions on April 19 as part of a new partnership agreement with the Crypto.com platform. Users who subscribe using cryptocurrency will have unlimited access to the content on the magazine’s website for 18 months, and will also have the opportunity to participate in events and other programs organized by TIME for subscribers.

So far, only residents of the United States and Canada can pay for a subscription to the magazine with cryptocurrency, but TIME promised that in the next few months, residents of other countries will also be able to use this opportunity.

Michael Keaton will star as Batman again

According to the source, shooting for The Flash began this week in the UK. Keaton will be joining them soon. The Flash will be released on November 3, 2022.

Recall that the main role in the movie «Flash» will be played by Ezra Miller. In addition, Ben Affleck will join the cast. He will also play the Dark Knight. It is assumed that Keaton and Affleck will perform their roles at different time periods of the plot.

Jumpsuits with the illusion of an athletic body created in China

Designers from China have created clothes with the illusion of a sporty body. This is reported by the LADbible edition. These are overalls that mimic the human body with prominent muscles. In addition, jumpers in the form of a tightened torso also appeared in the assortment of sellers.

The clothes are presented in different shades and are made of medical grade silicone, which does not cause allergies. It is noted that the cost of things varies depending on their size and configuration and ranges from $ 121 to $ 609 (from 9.2 to 46.4 thousand rubles).

Samsung Display launches smartphone panel production in India

In April 2021, Samsung began producing displays for smartphones in India at its Noida, Uttar Pradesh plant. According to Gizmochina, the solution created 500 jobs and also indirectly employed 1,300 people. Samsung Display has invested $ 653 million to move manufacturing from PRC to India, and the country previously set a $ 1.02 billion incentive to develop local manufacturing.

US to increase military budget

The United States decided to increase the military budget by 750 billion dollars. The administration of US President Joe Biden sent a corresponding project to Congress. This became known on Tuesday, April 20

Russia expels two diplomats from the Bulgarian embassy

Two employees of the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow have been declared persona non grata in Russia. This decision was made by the Russian Foreign Ministry in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Bulgaria in March 2021.

Georgia’s ruling party and opposition sign anti-crisis pact

The agreement, proposed by the head of the European Council Charles Michel, aims to end the political crisis and create radical electoral and judicial reforms. Michel called the deal «a starting point on the road to strengthening democracy.»

The Kremlin does not intend to comment on the topic of Navalny

«Actually, we no longer have the opportunity to comment on this situation at all, this citizen, this convict. And we will not do this. Because we do not have information, we do not receive it.»

It smells like cheap PR: Fadeev does not plan to visit Navalny

The head of the Human Rights Council, Valery Fadeev, said that he did not plan to visit Alexei Navalny in the colony due to his state of health.

“I don’t plan at all,” Fadeev told reporters when asked if he was planning to visit Navalny for now. — «Well, I’ll come, for example, I’ll see an unhealthy, emaciated person, and what? It smells like cheap PR. We already imagine what is happening there,» he added.

Increasing the shelf life according to the Yarovaya law

According to RIA Novosti, a government bill has been submitted to the State Duma of Russia, which obliges the owners of communication networks to store data on the transmission of calls and messages (including text, images, audio and video) in Russia for 3 years — and, upon request, provide security officials with this information and information about users.

Recall that from July 1, 2018, according to the «Yarovaya law», telecom operators are obliged to store information about the content of conversations and correspondence of users (including photos, video and audio) for 6 months, from October 1, 2018 and Internet traffic of users for 30 days — to provide them at the request of the special services.

Putin signed a law that allows for online personal income tax deductions

  • so far, there are two types — on the cost of buying a home and interest on a mortgage and on an individual investment account
  • it will be possible to issue through your personal account on the FTS website
  • you will not need to fill out a declaration or collect documents — the tax authorities will check everything themselves
  • the term for obtaining a deduction will be reduced to one and a half months

Russians will be able to receive information about real estate on the portal of public services

The corresponding decree was signed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin. Among the information that will be displayed in your personal account, there is the type of property and its purpose, date of commissioning, cadastral number and cadastral value, area of ​​the premises and its main characteristics, size of share in ownership. The information will be loaded from the Unified State Register of Real Estate (USRN) and will be available to users for a review.

How many courts have seized illegal property from Russian officials

In 2020, the courts ruled to confiscate illegally acquired property worth more than 74 billion rubles from Russian officials, said Viktor Baldin, head of the department for overseeing the implementation of anti-corruption legislation of the Prosecutor General’s Office. According to him, in just the last year, prosecutors initiated more than 400 procedures for controlling expenditures, and 53 claims were filed with the courts.