21 Окт, 2021

The number of hungry people in the world is growing

The 2020 crisis has led, among many other problems, to a sharp exacerbation of the problem of hunger in many countries of the world: the number of chronically hungry people has grown from 650 million people worldwide in 2019 to 768 million in 2020.

The most serious problems are now observed in Afghanistan: it is estimated that 93% of the population there is in some way undernourished — this is about 40 million people. The rest of the leading countries of this sad rating are mainly in Africa: Somalia, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Mali

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially announced non-working days in Russia:

▪ by presidential decree, the days from October 30 to November 7 have been declared non-working throughout Russia

▪ salary will remain

▪ Putin allowed the regions to introduce non-working days ahead of schedule (until October 30) while maintaining salaries

▪ regions are also given the right to extend non-working days after November 7, with salaries saved

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The German Interior Minister said that the key to solving the refugee crisis on the EU-Belarus border lies in Moscow.

«I cannot imagine … that the regime in Belarus could do all this, at least without receiving consent or approval from Moscow,» the minister said.

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The United States detained 1.7 million migrants, a record 35 years, this fiscal year, the Washington Post writes.

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The issue of international recognition of the Afghan government was raised at a meeting in the Moscow format, said the Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.

International recognition of the Taliban power (the Taliban movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation) in Afghanistan will come when they meet the expectations of the world community, Kabulov added.

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement) gave a press conference in Moscow following the talks. They assure that the government they have formed is not final and that new reforms will follow. In the center is their interim Deputy Prime Minister Hanafi.

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If the new Afghan government is not recognized, destructive elements will increase their influence in the country, said a Taliban representative (Taliban, banned in Russia).

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A Kiev court arrested ex-Prime Minister Azarov in absentia, who is suspected of treason at the conclusion of the Kharkov agreements. The Office of the Prosecutor General said that now Kiev can begin the procedure for his extradition.

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Barbados became a republic and elected its first president — Sandra Mason. Until now, Mason, as governor-general, has represented the interests of the previous head of state — Queen Elizabeth II.

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«Echo of Moscow» will remove from the site the video clip of Alexander Nevzorov, which, according to Roskomnadzor, «incites social discord in relation to Christian clergy,» said its editor-in-chief.

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Four citizens of the Russian Federation, one citizen of Uzbekistan and one citizen of Ukraine were arrested in Turkey on charges of military and political espionage, Turkish media reported

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The new Czech authorities want to conduct an audit of relations with Russia and China, the emphasis will be on human rights and civil society, said Martin Dvořák, a member of the working group preparing the program.

The elections in October were won by the coalition of liberal forces «Together» (the Civic Democratic Party, TOP 09 movement and the Christian Democratic Movement), after which it announced a union of forces with another liberal coalition consisting of the Pirate Party and the movement «Heads and Independents» and took 3rd place. The ruling centrist movement ANO of Prime Minister Babis then became the 2nd.

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The Moscow City Court recognized as legal the rejection of the claim of Alexei Navalny against the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.

Earlier, the decision of the Presnensky District Court of the city of Moscow refused to satisfy Navalny’s claims against Peskov. According to the statement, the plaintiff disputed the words of the press secretary about his cooperation with foreign intelligence services.

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The agreements on the deployment of two Russian military facilities in Belarus — a missile attack warning system node in the city of Baranovichi and a radio station of the Navy in the city of Vileika, have been extended, Shoigu said.

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The European Parliament has awarded Alexei Navalny the Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

The Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was established by the European Parliament in 1988. It is named after the Soviet physicist, one of the leaders of the human rights movement in the USSR, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov. The laureate receives a diploma and a check for 50 thousand euros.

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All participants in the meeting on Afghanistan in the Moscow format supported the unfreezing of the country’s assets, said a Taliban representative (Taliban, banned in Russia).

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The wage arrears in Russia as of October 1, 2021 amounted to 1 billion 369 million rubles, according to the materials of Rosstat.

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In Turkey, on charges of espionage, four Russians, a citizen of Uzbekistan and Ukraine, were arrested on charges of military and political espionage. Ankara believes that they were preparing an attack on the Chechen opposition

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The British opposition has called for sanctions against Telegram. In the Telegram messenger, materials of extremist content are actively disseminated, which is why tough sanctions, up to and including criminal prosecution, must be imposed against platform leaders who do not fight extremism, said the leader of the British Labor Party, Kir Starmer, speaking in the House of Commons.

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Five drones fired at a US base in southern Syria, striking barracks and outbuildings. No data on victims

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Britain is negotiating with the Ukrainian authorities over the sale of weapons to it, including Brimstone missiles, The Times reported.

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Russian Foreign Ministry in a comment to RIA Novosti: Western supplies of weapons to Ukraine will not contribute to the settlement, but may encourage Kiev to provocations in Donbass

Russia will try to prevent British arms supplies to Ukraine, this will bury the prospects for a settlement in Donbass, Senator Tsekov told RIA Novosti.

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The court banned the sale of Samsung smartphones in Russia as part of the case on banning the Samsung Pay service. The sale of models from the 2017 Samsung Galaxy J5 to the latest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Samsung Galaxy Fold is prohibited.

The decision to ban the storage and sale of 61 models of Samsung smartphones in Russia was taken at the suit of the Swiss Sqwin, which insists that the Samsung Pay system installed on these devices violates its patent

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One of the Taliban commanders (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement), who previously led the suicide bombers, Mawlavi Zubair Mutmain, is now responsible for security in Kabul. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mutmain now solves, among other things, domestic conflicts of the population, «instructing» citizens.

The former Taliban, who became police officers and now work under Mutmain’s leadership, are not paid or received any additional training. According to the WSJ, it is not clear what laws they follow.

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The details of last year’s mission of the Chinese apparatus «Chang’e-5» on the moon have become known: in a small reactor, the lunar soil, rich in titanium-iron and iron oxides, was heated to 2500 ° C, which led to the release of oxygen. Theoretically, using this method it will be possible to extract air for the breathing of astronauts on the Moon, but also raw materials suitable for further use. According to experts, 100 kg of lunar soil can be extracted up to 30 kg of oxygen.

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Non-working days in Moscow were announced ahead of schedule — from October 28 to November 7. How the life of Muscovites will be arranged:

▪️ shops are closed and the work of all other organizations stops, including services, food, sports, culture, recreation and entertainment.

▪️ only pharmacies, grocery stores and distance selling will work

▪️ restaurants and cafes will be closed, they will be able to work only for takeaway, canteens and restaurants in hotels will be able to work only for employees and guests

▪️ QR codes are introduced for visiting theaters and museums with the condition of 50% occupancy

▪️ the provision of public services in the centers «My Documents» and the premises of government agencies is suspended, but online public services will continue to be provided in full

▪️ there are holidays in schools and kindergartens, the work of sports schools, circles and sections is suspended — for preschoolers who have no one to leave at home, there will be groups on duty

▪️ universities and colleges will be able to conduct classes exclusively remotely

▪️ medical organizations will continue to provide planned assistance, emergency assistance is preserved in full

▪️ mass events are prohibited with a couple of exceptions

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The Kremlin — about the awarding of the Andrei Sakharov Prize to Alexei Navalny. Dmitry Peskov:

We believe that by such decisions the European Parliament probably devalues ​​the meaning of these words significantly. We know that in the European Parliament .. We respect this body, of course. But no one can force us to show respect for such decisions. We believe that such decisions are made by those people who, let’s say, specifically in this episode, specifically in the story with this person involved, or rather the convicted person serving a sentence, simply do not have reliable information.

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The first South Korean launch vehicle, Nuri, was launched from the Naro cosmodrome. The Nuri rocket weighs 200 tons. It is equipped with liquid engines — four in the first stage, one in the second stage and one in the third stage. All three stages of which were developed domestically. On board the rocket was a mock payload weighing 1.5 tons, which will be in low earth orbit — from 600 to 800 kilometers from the earth’s surface.

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Funding for Rosgeologia will be cut by 20% — from ₽15 billion to ₽12 billion for three years, another ₽3 billion will be received by Rosnedr institutes. The head of Rosgeology, Sergei Gorkov, told RBC that even RUB15 billion would not be enough to modernize its equipment.

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Lukashenko finally announced the date of the referendum on the new Constitution — it will take place in January-February 2022. The republic will retain the presidential model of government, but with broad powers of the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly

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Most expensive bicycle wheel? The Pro VT-1 wheel weighs 880 grams and is by far the most expensive and lightest carbon wheel for a bike. Manufactured using the DEX-LCM process developed by NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics). The wheel spokes weigh only 3 grams and can withstand significantly higher loads than steel spokes. The wheel will cost $ 16,000

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Roskomnadzor excluded Dozhd from the list of media outlets receiving foreign funding. However, the TV channel still retains the status of a foreign agent, Natalya Sindeeva, general director of Dozhd, told the Podyom newspaper.

“We were excluded from the RKN list, since we did not have foreign funding during this period. But we were not excluded from the base of the Ministry of Justice as a foreign agent ”.

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The amount of fines for violating antiquated restrictions in Moscow since the beginning of this year has exceeded 107 million rubles, according to the website of the Moscow department of Rospotrebnadzor.

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“A man posts cats today, and tomorrow — a call to a rally. If he receives foreign funding, it means he is registered as a foreign agent. And what will post his case «, — said Maria Butina, who became a deputy of the State Duma

Maria Butina owns foreign bonds worth 24 million rubles, and also receives funding from an American acquaintance

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The ministry has proposed amendments to the law on mass media. They expand the list of media outlets that may not report to Roskomnadzor on receiving funds from foreign sources: from other states, international organizations, NGOs — foreign agents, etc.

The Ministry of Digital Affairs believes that this provision of the law should also not apply to the media, the founders of which are federal government bodies or financed by subsidies from the budget.

At present, representative offices of foreign media that operate in Russia with the permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or created within the framework of international treaties of Russia may not report to Roskomnadzor.

Now a foreign agent can be recognized as a media outlet that receives funds from foreign sources — and at the same time transmits information from the media that has already been recognized as a foreign agent.

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The Kremlin does not yet have a position on the draft Ministry of Digital Development, which will allow the state media to avoid being included in the register of foreign agents, Peskov said.

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In Moscow, the first video camera appeared, recording cars and motorcycles that travel between lanes (a fine of 1,500 rubles). It was installed in the southeast of the capital, and soon they will be installed in other problem areas.

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Tesla reported that its third-quarter net income rose 389%.

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In the first reading, a bill was adopted, according to which the President of the Russian Federation will be able to extend the term of service of marshals and generals after they reach 70 years of age. The amendments were initiated by Vladimir Putin.

As the Chairman of the Defense Committee Andrei Kartapolov noted, this will have a positive effect on ensuring the country’s defense and retaining in the military service senior officers with extensive experience in military service, possessing developed professionally important qualities, capable of fulfilling tasks to ensure the defense and security of the state in any prevailing conditions. …

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