30 Jul, 2021

The number of loans in Russia continues to grow

According to the United Credit Bureau (OKB), which has information on approximately 97% of Russian borrowers, banks issued 6.9 million credit cards in the first half of 2021, which is 50% more than in the first six months of last year. At the same time, the issuance of credit cards in quantitative terms returned to the level of 2019.

The total limit (lending volume) provided to Russians this year on credit cards exceeded 480 billion rubles, which is 59% more than in the first half of 2020. Compared to the same period in 2019, this figure decreased by 10%.

On average, banks in 2021 provided one borrower with a credit limit of almost 70 thousand rubles. In the first half of 2020 – about 65 thousand rubles, and in the first half of 2019 – 77 thousand rubles.

Among the 30 regions in which borrowers took out the most credit cards in six months, the largest increase in loans compared to the first half of 2020 was in the Moscow and Irkutsk regions, Krasnoyarsk Territory (55% each), Perm Territory (57%) and Stavropol Territory (63 %). The smallest is in St. Petersburg, Voronezh and Omsk regions (39% each), Samara region (38%) and Altai Territory (34%).

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The cosmonauts on the ISS reported that the engines on the Nauka module had started unplanned, so they had to turn on the engines of the Zvezda module in order to compensate for the disturbance from the switched on engines of the Nauka module. The engines of the Nauka module on the ISS were disabled. Roskosmos commented on the unplanned inclusion of the engines of the Nauka module: work is underway with fuel residues

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Elon Musk congratulated Rogozin on the successful docking of the Nauka module with the ISS. The head of Roscosmos, in response, wished all the best.

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The ISS crew did not feel the changes that occurred due to the switching on of the Nauka engines, they were recorded by automation on Earth, NASA reports. The investigation of the situation with the module will be led by Russia, but NASA engineers will also be involved, the US space agency added.

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Roscosmos decided not to investigate the incident with the unplanned activation of the engines of the Nauka module, a source told RIA Novosti

“No commissions on this issue, especially with NASA engineers, will not be created, the situation is accepted as normal,” the source said.

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya met with the 66th US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The meeting lasted 45 minutes. They discussed how to increase the pressure on the regime and at the same time support the Belarusians inside the country. They also discussed how to build relationships with new partners, including Australia, Japan and India.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: “It was a very warm and useful meeting. I am grateful to Condoleezza Rice for all her advice. She perfectly knows the situation in Belarus and generously shares her experience ”.

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Russia and China pose daily threats in space, said Air Force Chief of Staff Michael Wigston. According to him, Russia has deployed a number of satellites that “have the characteristics of a weapon.” He also claims that China is developing missiles to destroy satellites, as well as “laser blinding weapons” and mechanisms to create radio interference.

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Only 14% of Russians work where they dreamed in childhood (RIA Novosti has the corresponding research by Rabota.ru and SberZdorovye). 27% dreamed of becoming a doctor, 23% in the military, 21% as a teacher, 18% as a driver, 16% as a policeman, 13% as an actor, 11% as a lawyer, 9% as an inventor or artist, and 7% as a pilot.

Of those who did not fulfill their dream, 28% said that they did not try enough, 25% said that it was difficult to get into the necessary sphere without connections, 22% in adulthood simply liked another profession more, and 11% did not have enough health.

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The new Peruvian president, Castillo, has announced that he will break 500 years of tradition and will not live in the Casa de Pizarro Government Palace, which was built for this purpose during the Spanish conquest.

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Bastrykin instructed to check the performances of “Contemporary” for insulting veterans. As emphasized in the press release of the Investigative Committee, Bastrykin gave such an order “in connection with the appeals of representatives of the public.” The name of the performance, which aroused the interest of the UK, was not specified in the press release of the department. TASS notes that we are talking about the production of “First Bread”.

Earlier, “Officers of Russia” complained to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Moscow Mayor’s Office about the play “First Bread” because of “excessive use of profanity”, “blatant propaganda of same-sex love” and “insults to veterans” allegedly contained in the monologue of the main character, whose role is played by Leah Akhedzhakova

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Most Ukrainian citizens believe that Ukrainians and Russians are different peoples. Nevertheless, in the east of the country, 65% of citizens are sure that Putin is right, and even in the west there are 22% who believe that the people are still one. At the same time, unlike the president of Russia, the overwhelming majority of Ukrainians are sure that it is Ukraine, not Russia, that inherits Ancient Rus.

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The editor-in-chief of the “Project” Roman Badanin and his deputy Mikhail Rubin left Russia. As Badanin said, when the publisher of the Project, the American company Project Media Inc., was declared “undesirable”, he and his family were on vacation abroad and did not return to the Russian Federation. Badanin also said that the publication will continue to work from abroad. The journalists, he said, are planned to be transported to one of the countries near Russia.

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The temperature in the Arctic is rising faster than in other parts of the Earth, and this process can threaten negative consequences for the weather on the planet, according to the report of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group (CCAG).

“The warming of the Arctic is happening much faster than the global rise in temperatures. Over the past 30 years, the Arctic has warmed up by 0.81 degrees Celsius, over a decade more than three times faster than the world on average – 0.23 degrees”, – noted in research.

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More than half of the innovative technologies and materials that were used in 2018-2020 on federal highways turned out to be old, according to the report of the Accounts Chamber.

According to the auditor Valery Bogomolov, during this period, 264 technologies and materials classified as new were used during the construction, reconstruction and repair of roads. Of these, 168 (or 63.6%) “in fact are not new,” he said.

The department stated that there was no environment conducive to the creation and subsequent application of innovations.

The Accounts Chamber also pointed out gaps in the regulatory documents, due to which key concepts such as “new technologies”, “new technological solutions” and “new materials” are not enshrined in legislation. The auditors also noted that from 2014 to 2020, the country did not carry out research and development work in this area.

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Despite chip shortages, Ford was able to post profits in the second quarter
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Google is sued in UK for inflating tariffs for millions of users

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Facebook has reported the largest quarterly revenue growth since 2016

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Strong Porsche and Audi sales help VW contain damage from chip shortages

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Indian startup Nykaa seeks $ 4bn valuation in IPO

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Lukashenko said that if necessary for the security of the Union State, he is ready to immediately deploy Russian troops in Belarus, but so far there is no need for this.

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The authorities of Belarus did not appeal to the Russian authorities about the possibility of deploying the armed forces of the Russian Federation in the republic. This was announced by the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

“There have been no appeals from Belarus in this regard. You know that this is possible after the official appeal of the leadership of one country to the leadership of another country. it was, “said a Kremlin spokesman.

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The first group of evacuated Afghans arrived in the United States, it has 200 people

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In the Belarusian KGB, the external calm around Belarus is considered seeming. The head of the special service said that Minsk is at the stage of repelling the hybrid aggression of the West, where they are discussing various options for changing the government in the country, not excluding the use of military force. The West and the opposition that left Belarus are planning active phases of destructive actions in September-October 2021 or the first half of 2022

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The Latvian State Police has launched a criminal trial in connection with an emergency landing in Minsk in May of an Irish airline Ryanair

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Lukashenka says the West wants to leave Belarusians without pensions and salaries – BelTA

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OPEC has provided Belarus with $ 20 million in credit until 2038. The money should go to health care. The money is provided to Belarus at 3% per annum.

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The average minimum tariff for cellular communications in Russia in the first half of 2021 increased by 16% – up to 326 rubles per month.

Moscow, Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi districts, Magadan and Sakhalin regions were named regions with the most affordable cost of mobile communications at the end of the half-year. Cellular communications are the most expensive in Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia, according to a study by the information and analytical agency Content Review.

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The situation with illegal migrants on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border continues to worsen every day. Lithuania said that no negotiations with Lukashenka will be conducted, they will continue to install a fence on the border with Belarus

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In Surgut (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug) the party of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in its entirety refused to participate in the elections to the local City Duma.

“We are boycotting the elections to the Surgut Duma. None of the candidates will come to register. We do not consider the elections to this body legitimate, since they cannot ensure the representation of the majority of the residents of the city of Surgut, ”the Communist Party said.

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