19 Фев, 2022

The turnover of foreign trade in goods of Russia

The turnover of Russia’s foreign trade in goods in 2021 reached $789 billion, the highest since 2013 (then it was $842 billion). For a number of positions, Russian deliveries abroad in 2021 went at record (iron ores and concentrates, fresh and frozen fish) or maximum for many years (copper, aluminum) average annual export prices, follows from the data of Rosstat and the Federal Customs Service (FTS) .

Gas exports (pipeline gas, LNG) from Russia in 2021 increased by 1.9 times, to $64 billion. In physical terms, exports grew by 0.5%, that is, the growth was achieved due to the price effect

In 2021, gold exports decreased by 6%, to $17.4 billion. Deliveries of hard coal abroad increased by 42% and amounted to $17.6 billion. In physical terms, Russian coal supplies abroad increased by 6.4%.

Russian exports of nickel and products from it decreased by about a third, to $2 billion. Including deliveries of unwrought nickel from Russia decreased by 66% in physical terms, to 45.4 thousand tons, which was partially offset by an increase of 25% world prices for this metal used in the production of stainless steel and batteries for electric vehicles.

Exports of refined copper and copper alloys in 2021 decreased by 17% in value terms (to $3.85 billion) and by 40% in physical terms. At the same time, the export of copper wire increased sharply — by 45% by weight and 2.2 times by value, to $1.93 billion. Due to this, the total export of copper and copper products from Russia increased by 5.8%, almost to $6 billion

Export of electricity from Russia in 2021 increased by 2.7 times, to $1.33 billion, compared with $489 million in 2020

Export of mineral fertilizers — $ 12.5 billion in value terms

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The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, announced the organization of a mass centralized departure of citizens to the Rostov region. According to Pushilin, Zelensky will soon order the Ukrainian military to launch an offensive in the Donbass

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR announced that it is planned to evacuate about 700 thousand residents of the DPR

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Putin reacted to the situation in the Donbass. Acting head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations urgently flies to the Rostov region. On behalf of the President, he will create conditions for the accommodation of refugees. Everyone arriving in the Rostov region from the Donbass will be given 10,000 rubles each.

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Putin signed a decree on conscription in 2022 of citizens of the Russian Federation who are in reserve to undergo military training in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, the state security bodies and the bodies of the Federal Security Service.

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Kiev denies any plans of any attacks, calling on international partners to condemn “Russian provocations” in Donbass.

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France, Germany, Ireland, Estonia, Albania and Norway, as well as the EU delegation, called on Russia not to recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, noting that such a move is contrary to the Minsk agreements. The Permanent Representative of France to the UN, Nicolas de Riviera, voiced a joint statement after a meeting of the UN Security Council on the crisis in Ukraine.

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Latvian scientists, with the help of volunteers, surveyed the country’s beaches for the first time for the presence of microplastics. Sand samples were taken from 25 beaches along the coastline. The results are plotted on a specially created map.

It turned out that microplastics are everywhere, but in different concentrations, reports Latvian Radio 4. So, on the picturesque beach of Jurkalne, on average, there are five particles of microplastics per square meter, and on Akmenrags, which is located nearby, — 500 particles.

Researchers note that microplastics often remain from clothing, packaging, and plastic products forgotten on the beach. According to experts, it is impossible to fight it with technical means, only people themselves can do this, changing their behavior.

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According to Rosstat, in the group of services, prices for notarization of wills (+18.1%) and execution of powers of attorney (+5.2%), as well as verbal legal advice on family issues (+2.2%) increased significantly.

In the group of housing and communal services, tariffs increased: for renting residential premises in state and municipal housing stocks — by 9.7%, major repairs — by 7.6%.

Among other observable services, the annual cost of the policy of compulsory civil liability insurance of vehicle owners (OSAGO) increased by 4.5%.

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Developed by the Canadian company Robotics Center and manufactured by Teledyne FLIR Defense, the Echo SAR (search and rescue) module includes the Artemis mobile phone detection system developed by the British cellular technology company Smith Myers. Echo SAR turns mobile phones into life-saving beacons detected by drones

It is reported that when one of the drones flies over the disaster site, the module installed in the chassis is able to detect the signal of all mobile phones in the area, even in the absence of a cellular network. The location of the phones is displayed on the map. The module itself uses the Linux operating system, weighs 1.04 kg, has 32 GB of internal memory and can operate at temperatures from -20ºC to 50ºC.

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law «On virtual assets», which will legalize cryptocurrency exchanges and digital money in the state. He also opened the way for the introduction of cloud technologies in government agencies and the further development of legislation in the field of protecting digital assets from possible abuse and fraud. Cryptocurrencies will be regulated by the National Securities Commission, the National Bank and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

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The statements about the evacuation are “an attempt to provoke our troops”, there are no orders to liberate the territories of Donbass, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said.

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The Ministry of Justice of Russia added two legal entities to the list of foreign media outlets: Process 2021 LLC and Novogodny Release LLC. The first belongs to the editor-in-chief of Important Stories* Roman Anin*, the second belongs to the journalist of Radio Liberty* Ivan Belyaev*

* — recognized in the Russian Federation as foreign agents

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The new package of sanctions that the United States is developing in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine will deprive the Russian Federation of access to global financial markets and sophisticated technologies. This was announced at the White House

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Putin awarded the rank of major general to the head of the Saratov Federal Penitentiary Service. Anton Efarkin took over as head of the Saratov department in October 2021, when the former head resigned after Gulagu.net published a video depicting scenes of sexual violence and torture at the Saratov TB Hospital No. 1. According to human rights activists, Anton Efarkin at that time was the deputy head of the operational department of the Federal Penitentiary Service.

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5 billion rubles from the state budget were transferred to the Rostov region for lump-sum payments to refugees from Donbass. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to pay each arriving person 10,000 rubles.

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TikTok blocked the RIA Novosti account, before deleting the video with Pushilin’s appeal about the evacuation. At the same time, a similar video with Pasechnik’s performance remained in the channel.

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According to the draft strategy for the development of the construction industry and housing and communal services of the Russian Federation until 2030, about 50% of housing transactions are processed using credit funds. At the same time, the project states that almost a third of families in Russia cannot afford mortgages even at a zero rate.

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A geese parade was held in one of the small towns in the Netherlands. During the parade, the music of the orchestra sounded, and the geese themselves obediently walked in a row and marched in step.

These are not circus geese, but feathered ones, specially trained to sense rhythm and pace. The geese were played the same music almost every day, and some of them, as if in sync, learned to march together, according to Vector News.

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Qatar Foreign Ministry: Doha is looking for a stable line to send gas to Europe. According to Tasnim, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani said:

Qatar, as one of the world’s leading gas exporters, is working to increase gas production and secure a stable supply line to Europe.

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General mobilization was announced in Donetsk and Lugansk. In this regard, travel is prohibited for men from 18 to 55 years old.

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On Wednesday, a fire broke out aboard the Felicity Ace, en route from Germany’s Emden to the US. The Portuguese Navy evacuated a team of 22 sailors. At that moment, the cargo ship was about 90 nautical miles from the Azores. For safety reasons, the drifting car carrier is followed by the Portuguese patrol ship NRP Setúbal.

On board was a cargo of hundreds of expensive cars, including Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti and VW. Car dealers have already warned customers that there may be difficulties with the expected delivery of cars.

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock during her speech at the Munich Security Conference called for a clarification of the wording and calling the crisis in Eastern Europe “Russian” and not “Ukrainian”: “The entry of Russian troops is a completely unacceptable threat. Not only in relation to Ukraine, but also in relation to all of us and our security architecture in Europe. Therefore, this crisis is not Ukrainian. This is the Russian crisis

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The «Union of Donbass Volunteers» will hold a «meeting of commanders» in Moscow, at which it will decide the issue of sending its activists to the self-proclaimed DNR, LNR. Akhra Avidzba, ex-commander of the Pyatnashka brigade of the DPR army, told Gazeta.Ru about this.

“This time, everything needs to be structured. We don’t want it to be like 2014. Then everyone got as best they could, and it is not clear where they ended up. We know how to mobilize people, how to deliver and immediately break them into units,” he said, adding that if not for the meeting, he would already be in Donetsk.

The Union of Donbass Volunteers is an interregional public organization headed by the former head of the DPR Alexander Borodai.

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Roskomnadzor demanded that Znak and Forbes remove news about Navalny’s investigations

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British clothing manufacturer Vollebak has launched a jacket that will help you survive the apocalypse. The jacket was made from a material developed in the late 1950s by Dr. Karl Marvel for NASA’s Apollo program. The thing withstands temperatures of almost 1,300 ° C and is not afraid of chemical attack, and it also transforms into a sleeping bag. Price — $1,295

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TikTok unblocked the RIA Novosti account and restored the deleted video of Pushilin’s appeal after the intervention of Roskomnadzor

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Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian during a meeting with acting. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan said that the products of Afghanistan are unique and Tehran is ready for any cooperation and investment in Afghanistan.

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will take part in a security conference in Munich on February 19, after which he will return to Kiev on the same day, the press service of the head of state’s office reported.

At the conference, Zelensky is scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US Vice President Kamalla Harris.

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NATO temporarily closes its office in Kiev and moves staff to Brussels and Lvov, Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reports.

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The European Union is now able to replace the supply of Russian «blue fuel» with the purchase of liquefied natural gas, said the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the Munich Security Conference.

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Gazprom-Media is changing the management of its radio holding. Radio stations, including Avtoradio, Humor FM and Ekho Moskvy, will be managed by Vadim Tereshchuk, who previously headed the Choose Radio group. This was announced by the interlocutor of RBC in the media market.

A source in Gazprom-Media confirmed this information, specifying that the current head of GPM Radio, Yuri Kostin, will remain in the holding: it is expected that his new position will be announced on Monday, February 21.

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In France, a man accidentally turned off the Internet in the entire city, trying to limit access to the network to his children. My father did not like that teenagers were on social networks at night, so he bought a communication jammer.

The effect turned out to be massive: the device will turn off Internet access not only in his house, but throughout the beach town of Messange. Local residents filed complaints with their providers, after which an investigation began. Silencers are not allowed in France. The device was confiscated. The man now faces a fine of up to €30,000 and 6 months in prison

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The European project HUUVER showed tests of its caterpillar robot with propellers. He rode down the hills of rocks, down the grassy slope, and took off. During ground missions, the drone tank can operate up to 10 hours on a single charge of its lithium battery.

It takes off with the help of eight bandages located inside the caterpillar platforms. In the air, HUUVER can spend up to 20 minutes. The device can be remotely controlled by operators, but it can also fly autonomously. It is equipped with a Sony 4K optical camera, thermal imager, Galileo satellite navigation system, lidar and Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier microprocessor. Most likely, it will find application in industrial, military and rescue missions.

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