3 Ноя, 2021

The place of women in the modern world

The latest edition of the Georgetown University’s Global Women, Peace and Security Index has been published. Scientists analyze 170 countries of the world according to three most important criteria: the inclusion of women in public and political life, fairness of justice in relation to the fairer sex and, of course, security.

Norway took the first place in the ranking, followed by Finland and Iceland. Denmark, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden are also great options. There is a direct road to those who are not satisfied with the 53rd place, given by the compilers of the rating of Russia.

As in most rankings, Estonia (20th place), Latvia (23rd) and Lithuania (30th) climbed the highest among the countries of the former USSR. Interesting is the 38th place of Belarus and the 40th of Georgia. But what really surprised was the 60th place of Turkmenistan and the 66th place of Ukraine.

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Google has blocked the YouTube channel of the Investigative Committee of Belarus due to the sanctions, BelTA reported, citing a representative of the department.

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Scythian gold after the decision of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal to transfer the collection to Ukraine still remains in the Netherlands, Russia has the opportunity to return it, said the Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin.

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Gazprom did not book additional capacities for the transit of natural gas through Ukraine in the I-III quarters of 2022 at the auction, it follows from the data of the RBP platform.

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The Safe Internet League records the first attempts to discredit the Russian presidential elections in 2024, the organization said.

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Russian Security Council Secretary Patrushev met in Moscow with CIA Director Burns, they discussed Russian-American relations, the Security Council of the Russian Federation reported.

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Rada in the first reading supported the simplification of the granting of Ukrainian citizenship to Russians who were «subjected to political persecution.»
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The EU has pledged to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions in at least 100 European cities by 2030, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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Russia, Great Britain, USA, Germany, Israel and 100 more states adopted the Glasgow Declaration on Forests and Land Use on November 2. Countries reaffirmed their commitments to sustainable land use and the conservation, protection and restoration of forests and other ecosystems.

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FSB officers detained the head of the administration of the city of Belogorsk in Crimea while receiving a bribe, said the head of the region Sergey Aksenov.

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The Dutch court will continue to consider the case of the Boeing crash in Ukraine in July 2014 on November 8. Loves will be provided to the relatives of the victims who have expressed a desire, but have not yet exercised their right to go to court.

A Malaysian Airlines passenger Boeing-777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17, 2014 in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Killed 298 people — citizens of ten states.

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Facebook management refuses to use face recognition system,

«We are discontinuing Facebook’s facial recognition system. People who have agreed [to use it] will no longer be automatically detected in photos and videos. We will remove individual facial recognition templates for more than a billion people,» the social network said in a statement.

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The Taliban (the Taliban movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation) announced that they would punish Afghans for using foreign currencies in the country. The Central Bank of Afghanistan previously issued a decree according to which all trade operations in the country should henceforth be carried out only in the national currency.

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Interpol considered it impossible to use its channels to search for Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

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The adviser to the head of Roscosmos, Ivan Safronov, was placed in a punishment cell of the Lefortovo detention center for three days because he tried to glue a TV antenna with sausage paper to the wall of his cell, a member of the POC said. According to the human rights activist, Safronov was looking for such a position of the camera television antenna, in which it would be possible to watch TV, which did not work due to problems with this antenna.

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The Russian Ministry of Agriculture considers an economically justified rise in the price of dairy products possible, according to the agency’s report «On Producer Prices (as of October 27),» which the Izvestia newspaper got acquainted with. For all types of livestock and dairy products, there is an increase in production costs, the department stressed.

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The largest Russian shipyard «Sevmash» in 2022 will transfer to the Russian Navy two nuclear submarines — the strategic Generalissimus Suvorov of project 955A (code Borey-A) and the shock «Krasnoyarsk» of project 885M (code «Yasen-M» ), a source close to the Russian military department told TASS.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs has developed a draft order on the procedure for collecting fingerprints from labor migrants arriving in Russia. They will also collect prints from foreigners applying for Russian citizenship.
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Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) wants to stop registering all cars except electric ones by 2027, and from 2030 to ban them altogether

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Mayor elections are taking place in New York. For the first time in 8 years, the mayor will be replaced in the megalopolis — De Blasio has completed his two terms, it is impossible to run for the third.

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The head of the CIA, Burns, will hold meetings in Moscow on November 2-3 with representatives of the Russian government to discuss bilateral issues, the US Embassy told RIA Novosti. They also noted that he visited Moscow on behalf of President Biden.

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The Supreme Court refused to accept for consideration the class action lawsuit filed by the children of the victims of Soviet repression against the State Duma on housing of the repressed, it follows from the data from the court’s file.

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Kekhman ruled out performances like The Wonderful Georgian from the Moscow Art Theater. The Moscow Art Theater said that they did not plan to stage performances with invited actors. Last week, after the arrival of a new director, the theater canceled the production in which Buzova played, due to «poor ticket sales during the restriction period.»

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Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved new rules for the gradation of information that constitutes a state secret, according to the degree of secrecy. The government decree on this is published on the official portal of legal information. The regulation comes into force on January 1, 2022. In total, there are three levels of secrecy.

Information of particular importance includes:

information on military, foreign policy, economic, scientific and technical, intelligence, counterintelligence and operational-search activities, the spread of which may harm the interests of the Russian Federation in one or more of the indicated areas.

The government classified the following as top secret information:

information from the areas listed in the previous paragraph, but the spread of which may harm not the entire Russian Federation, but the interests of a state body or a branch of the economy.

The classified information should include

all other information from the number of information constituting a state secret.

In the last paragraph, damage to the security of the country will be considered damage to the interests of an enterprise, institution or organization that works in the areas listed in the first paragraph.

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From 2022, Rosgvardia and the FSO will have to conduct their tenders in a closed way. The Ministry of Defense, the SVR and the FSB, as well as their subordinate institutions, are already hiding their purchases.

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In Moscow, there are not enough mosques even for local Muslims, not to mention migrants, so reducing the number of visiting Muslims in the capital and building new prayer houses will help improve the situation. Rushan Abbyasov, deputy head of the Council of Muftis of Russia, mufti of the Moscow region, told RIA Novosti about this.

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The US Marshals Service conducted an unscheduled inspection at a Washington prison and said it did not meet standards. The prison will not be closed, but about 400 people will be transferred to Pennsylvania.

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Former candidate for mayor of New York from Tomsk, Vitaly Filipchenko, who had dropped out earlier from the race for the mayor’s chair, did not lose his desire to participate in politics and admits that in 4 years he will again fight for the mayor of the Big Apple. He does not plan to change his program for the next elections.

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According to the Stockholm Peace Institute (SIPRI), China is the world leader in the pace of nuclear build-up. At the end of 2019, the number of nuclear warheads in possession of the PRC increased by 30 and reached 320 units. As a result, China for the first time in its history rose to the third place among the states of the world in this indicator, overtaking France. In the latter, the number of warheads has decreased by 10 over the year and is 290 units. The United States reduced its nuclear arsenal by 385 warheads, to 5800 units, Russia — by 125, to 6375 units.

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China has the largest nuclear missile silo program in history, The Hill reports, citing a report by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).

Citing satellite images, FAS experts note the rapid construction of launchers at three bases, each of which is located in the north of the country — close to the border with Russia.

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Eric Adams, 20 years in the police force, wins New York Mayor. In his first post-election speech, he addressed the city gangs. Adams promised them that from January 1, when he took office, weapons and drugs would disappear from the streets of the city, the shooting would stop, and the schools would stop killing students.

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The structure of «Rostec» will be engaged in the first stage of digitalization of Russian prisons, which will cost the budget 22.5 billion rubles. Among other things, it is planned to deploy a neural network in prisons and colonies to identify and recognize the faces of convicts and guards and to determine «atypical behavior of prisoners or employees of correctional institutions: fights, beatings, and more.»

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A court in Kazan sentenced the former imam and teacher of the Russian Islamic University Gabdrakhman Naumov to six and a half years in prison. According to the investigation, he was involved in the creation in Tatarstan of a cell of the banned organization «Nurdzhular»

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Former deputy head of the pre-trial detention center, Yevgeny Martynov, was appointed director of a school in Achinsk. For the last two years, Martynov headed the “Zapadny” Center for Social Assistance to Families and Children, but spent most of his career in SIZO-3. At first he was a junior inspector, then an operational commissioner, and in 2010 he became the deputy head of the pre-trial detention center.

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The Arbitration Court of the Krasnoyarsk Territory postponed the consideration of the claim of the Federal Agency for Fishery against the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company (NTEK, a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel) on the recovery of 58.7 billion rubles.

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The Ministry of Economic Development decided to recalculate the income and expenses of Russians in 2022. When evaluating paid services, new sources of information will be taken into account, for example, self-employed income, car sharing and courier delivery. Also, from 2022, it is planned to take into account data on electronic services in the IT field.

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Yahoo is shutting down in China. The company said that the whole point is in the difficult legal and business environment in the country. Yahoo’s departure coincided with the entry into force of a law that restricts the collection of user data. A spokesman for the company added that they continue to advocate for the rights of their users, the freedom and openness of the Internet.

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In Amsterdam, all new buildings will be built from natural materials. By 2025, all buildings will have to consist of at least 20% wood or other biomaterials. The innovation will reduce the volume of carbon dioxide in the city by 220 thousand tons per year, which is equal to the amount of emissions from 22 thousand houses

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In Bulgaria, 57 candidates for deputy were on the lists of persons involved in work for the KGB, which was disbanded in 1990. This became known thanks to the so-called Dossier Commission, which publishes the activities of the state security service of the times of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria.

Some candidates have already talked about the colossal surprise caused by finding themselves on the «compromising» lists. To date, three have announced their refusal to participate in the parliamentary elections

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The car, which stood in one place for 47 years, became an official monument. Half a century ago, the owner of a Lancia Fulvia constantly parked it at his newspaper stand in the Italian commune of Conegliano. So it was much more convenient for him to load and unload the goods.

But then the man retired and left the car in the same place forever. It has merged with the cityscape and has become a local landmark. Recently, the local authorities took the car for restoration. Soon she will be returned to her place, but in a new official role

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The total salary debt in the Russian Federation is 1 billion 369 million rubles, which is 16% less than in January — Golikova’s secretariat

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The flagship of the United States Navy USS Mount Whitney, which is heading to the Black Sea, has made a stopover in Istanbul. Press Office of the 6th US Navy Fleet: «Later Mount Whitney will join the USS Porter, which is in the Black Sea.»

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Apple has announced the Beats Fit Pro headphones with system active noise canceling and waterproof and sweat-resistant IPX4. They can play for up to seven hours without stopping, and taking into account recharges from the case — up to 30 hours. US sales start today at $ 199.99. Available in four colors: black, white, gray and pink.

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TNT suspended the scandalous show «Game», which was demanded to be banned for kissing men. The press service of the TV channel said that the reason was the aggravation of the situation with the coronavirus.

«The health of the creators of the show and its viewers is a priority for the producers of the TV channel and the IGRA project, so the shooting is postponed until the epidemiological situation in Moscow stabilizes.»

At the same time, as Super writes, the TNT administration notified the staff of the final termination of work on the project.

Earlier, the organization «Veterans of Russia» demanded to close the show due to manifestations of LGBT themes. The chairman of the movement called what was happening on the air a provocation, contrary to the doctrine of national security.

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In Russia, the number of fraudulent calls from pseudo-enforcers has skyrocketed. Compared to January-February in the fall of 2021, there are 10 times more of them.

The scheme is as follows: the subscriber is supposedly called by representatives of the bank, he does not believe them and hangs up. A few minutes later, an «employee of the state structure» contacts the same person, informs him that a call has been recorded from malefactors, persistently offers to cooperate with the investigation, issue confidential information or transfer money to another account. To be convincing, attackers address subscribers by first and last name, use legal terms.

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Within a few months, the United States will begin dismantling equipment from Huawei and ZTE. We recall that earlier the products of these Chinese companies were recognized in the United States as a threat to national security. US companies are also legally responsible for recycling Huawei and ZTE equipment. In turn, some of them will be able to receive compensation for the cost of replacing equipment. But not all. Only telecommunications companies with less than 10 million customers will receive compensation, and the subsidies themselves will be provided only for the dismantling of equipment manufactured by Huawei and ZTE no later than June 30, 2020.

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The South Korean company Samsung, together with the Australian Dr. Denim has released a collection of jeans. The jeans have pockets sewn into which only a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip can fit. In addition, the garment has Z-shaped patches over the traditional pockets. The jeans will be released in a limited edition: it is planned to sell only 450 pieces. Each will cost $ 1499, but the Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone will also go with the clothes as a gift.

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Bill Gates was accused of hypocrisy after he celebrated his 66th birthday on an environmentally damaging ship. The main environmentalist and fighter against global warming celebrated his birthday on the luxury ship Lana, which releases 19 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere per day. And the guests flew to the birthday boy by helicopter

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The volume of federal funds allocated to the regions for the construction and repair of roads will be calculated according to formulas for which special coefficients are provided, Gazeta.Ru learned. In particular, the availability of orders from the president and the government, as well as the cost of projects, will be taken into account. One of the coefficients takes into account the ratio of excise taxes received by the regions from the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel to the length of the roads themselves.

The regions will be divided into three groups: if there were 300-500 thousand rubles per 1 km of the road in the past year, then a multiplying factor of 2 is introduced, and if less than 300 thousand rubles per 1 km — 3. If more than 500 thousand rubles, then an increase federal funding for this indicator is not provided.

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At the climate forum in Glasgow, US President Joe Biden reproached Vladimir Putin for keeping silent about environmental disasters in the country

«His tundra is literally on fire,» Biden said at the climate forum.

On the same day, at 20 degrees below zero, the tundra caught fire near Magadan. Avialesokhrana of the Magadan Region reports that such a fire is a unique case: usually at this time of the year the tundra is already covered with snow, but this time the fire is rapidly taking over new territories: 360 hectares of tundra are burning.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations says that it keeps the situation with the fire under control and the nearest villages of Raduzhnyts and Arman are not in danger.

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Internet resources of the Polish TV channel «Belsat» recognized in Belarus as an extremist group

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According to the Ashvaka news agency, a vehicle of members of the radical Taliban movement (banned in the Russian Federation) was blown up near the Shabarkhan-Agha mosque in eastern Afghanistan in Jalalabad. After the explosion, a shootout took place between the Taliban and, presumably, militants of the Islamic State in Khorasan group, which is an offshoot of the Islamic State extremist organization (IS, banned in the Russian Federation).

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