30 Ноя, 2021

These resources will be in demand

Russia’s oil reserves will last for at least 30 years, and gas reserves for 50 years. This assessment was given by the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexander Novak, reports TASS. According to him, despite the process of energy transition, Russia is confident in the possibility of selling its oil and gas reserves.

“We believe that in the coming years these resources will be in demand in the energy markets,” Novak stressed.

In addition, he said that gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia pipeline reached 13.4 billion cubic meters at the end of November.

Earlier, the authorities talked about the measures in the oil market. According to Novak, there is no need to take urgent measures yet. He stressed that the OPEC + colleagues did not ask for urgent measures.

Novak pointed out that despite the fact that the price of oil fell by 10 percent, «today the price has already increased by almost 4 percent.»

 

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Information has leaked into the network that despite all confidentiality agreements, the FBI easily gains access to the correspondence in the WhatsApp messenger

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US to expand military infrastructure in Australia and the Pacific Islands, Pentagon said

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The average price of Gazprom’s gas for export to non-CIS countries in January-September increased by 87% compared to the same period in 2020, follows from the company’s report on the analysis and assessment of the financial situation

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The completed revision of the deployment of US troops implies continued participation in the fight against IS (a terrorist group banned in Russia) in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said

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Republicans blocked rapid adoption of a defense budget in the Senate amid demands to discuss the «Russian threat»

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The Bank of Russia has put into circulation commemorative coins with the image of the actor and clown Yuri Nikulin.

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First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration of Russia Sergei Kiriyenko presented the Order of Alexander Nevsky to President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov, the press service of the company reports.

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will step down as Twitter CEO. This was reported by the American television company CNBC, citing its own sources.

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Russia will respond to the decision of the United States not to issue visas to the families of Russian diplomats and their families, which is why 27 employees of the diplomatic mission will be forced to leave the country on January 30.

The fact that in January 2022 some of the Russian diplomats with their families will leave the United States was announced on November 27 by Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov. He said that accreditation was revoked from spouses of diplomats, and visas were not issued to children. Because of this, diplomats are forced to leave the United States. A second group of diplomats will return to Russia from the United States for the same reason next June.

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The United States insists that the upcoming departure of 55 Russian diplomats from the United States in 2022 cannot be considered as their expulsion or punitive measure. This was stated by the deputy head of the press service of the State Department, Jalina Porter.

“What is happening is not expulsion. The Russian government, of course, was warned about replacing those who leave with other members of the diplomatic corps. These procedures are not punitive, but they were introduced to ensure parity between the US and Russian diplomatic missions, ”she said.

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The new president of Natura Siberica is Mikhail Sergeev, who previously worked at the Crimean Federal University (KFU) and in the innovative agricultural valley «Agropolis».

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From January 1, 2023, Russian companies, more than 25% of whose capital belongs to offshore owners, will not be able to receive subsidies and investments from the budget, according to the law, which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Justifying the rise in prices for cars by the rise in prices for steel, automakers are simply shifting the blame, according to Severstal. Machine prices rise as steel prices fall, the company said.

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The presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, had a telephone conversation, said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports. According to him, the presidents talked about the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border and discussed the schedule of meetings.

They also talked about the situation around Belarus and Russia, said the Pul Pervy Telegram channel, close to the press service of the Belarusian president.

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The SBU announced an investigation into the preparation of the seizure of power in Ukraine. According to the department, the citizens of Russia and Ukraine were preparing to seize state power in the country. Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he had received information about a coup d’état planned for December 1

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The Meshchansky Court of Moscow did not accept the surety of billionaire Gennady Timchenko. He personally came to a closed trial in the case of the Magomedov brothers and acted as a surety for one of the brothers — Magomed, a former member of the Federation Council. This was reported by Novaya Gazeta, citing sources.

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Companies and individual entrepreneurs will be allowed to pay taxes, insurance premiums, fees, as well as penalties and fines using a single tax payment. Such a law was signed by President Vladimir Putin.

Organizations and individual entrepreneurs will have the right to apply a special payment procedure from July 1 to December 31, 2022 inclusive. The norm will come into force on January 1, 2022, but not earlier than after one month from the date of its official publication.

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Russia does not want to negotiate with Ukraine to extend the gas transit contract beyond 2024. This was stated by the head of Naftogaz Yuri Vitrenko, reports Reuters.

“There is nothing, not even a hint, formal or informal negotiations (with Russia) <…> we are discussing with the Americans and Germans that we all would like the transit to continue, but the Russians do not want to start these discussions,” he said.

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A supermarket in the vicinity of Melbourne, Australia, apologized for instructions attached to checkout counters that required employees to press a special button and call for help when Africans arrived.

The instructions read «If an African visitor enters the alcohol section, press the help button immediately!» and «A minimum of two staff members must be present when serving Africans.»

The manager tried to explain himself and said that «this is not a dedicated button for Africans» and that he only wanted employees to alert colleagues if «strangers or Africans» entered the store — for security reasons.

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In Vienna, after several months of waiting, negotiations resumed on the restoration of the nuclear deal with Iran and the return of the United States to it, this is already the seventh round.

The last time discussions in Vienna took place in June, and in August, Iran’s leadership changed, Raisi became the new president.

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Twitter’s board of directors unanimously appointed CTO Parag Agrawal to replace Jack Dorsey as CEO, Reuters reports.

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European observers tried to «stain» the voting process, for which they «came as enemies, an espionage delegation.» “They were all over the country, spying on social, economic and political life,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Maduro added that the «spies» found no reason to criticize the electoral process in Venezuela, and then issued a «poorly written and full of improvisation» report. The Venezuelan President assured that the republic has an impeccable and democratic electoral system.

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The Yamal prosecutor’s office punished the school principal and teacher for showing the LGBT flag in class. The teacher decided to give a lesson dedicated to the International Day of Tolerance and showed a rainbow flag on one of the slides. The prosecutor’s office decided that this caused irreparable harm to the students and brought the teacher and headmaster to disciplinary responsibility.

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As the newspaper Kommersant found out, the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office of Russia sent materials to the Investigative Committee to initiate a criminal case against former and current employees of the Russian Guard — four generals and three colonels.

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The data on grain collection coming from the regions and showing the successful completion of the harvesting campaign are doubtful and may contain «notes», said on Monday the head of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevsky.

«Regional bodies are putting pressure on agricultural producers today so that they» give a shaft «, both in terms of area and harvest,» threatening otherwise to stop subsidies and state support, said Zlochevsky.

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According to Anadolu, Kazspecexport, on behalf of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, signed a contract for the supply of ANKA UAVs with the Turkish aerospace company Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayi AŞ (TUSAŞ).

In accordance with the agreement of the Air Force of Kazakhstan until 2023, they will receive three drones equipped with electro-optics, an infrared port and a laser rangefinder with a camera. The drones, capable of climbing to an altitude of 10 km, carrying 350 kg of cargo and performing missions at a distance of up to 250 km, are accompanied by 2 ground bases, as well as a package of logistics support (technical documentation, training and spare parts).

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The car owner has 10 days from the date of purchase to overtake the car and vehicle to the desired location without registering. The corresponding law was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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An Estonian startup launches the production of artificial meat from nanofibers. Gelatex will receive 1.2 million euros from investors for this project. According to the Food Ingredients 1st portal, she managed to create a material that is able to give laboratory meat a texture similar to the texture of the real one.

At the same time, Gelatex technology is 90% cheaper than other methods of imparting fibrous structure to artificial meat, such as electrospinning. The company is now ready to produce nanofibers for less than a thousand euros per kilogram. If we scale up production, then in five years this material will cost only 40 euros, and in ten — 20 euros per kilogram. Accordingly, the price of the final product, which is very expensive today, will also drop significantly.

The company is now launching pilot projects with eight of the world’s largest laboratory meat producers.

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The EasyMile autonomous bus was allowed to travel on French public roads with the fourth level of autonomy — that is, without the driver’s safety net. The company’s permit was issued by the French Ministry of Transport and Environmental Transformations. It will allow an unmanned bus to travel on public roads without a driver from September 2022.

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The National Informatization Center (part of the Rostec structure) by 2022 will develop special software (SPO) to predict rallies and riots. This was reported by Kommersant with reference to a source. The system will predict the occurrence of riots and their escalation based on publications in the media and social networks and data from «smart» cameras. According to the newspaper, the development is being carried out within the framework of the project of the Ministry of Emergency Situations «Safe City» (BG). The system will be used by municipal and regional executive authorities

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The retail lending market in Russia will grow by 22% over the year to reach a record RUB 25.6 trillion. This was stated by Anatoly Pechatnikov, VTB Deputy Chairman of the Board, within the framework of the Russia Calling Forum.

“The largest share in the total loan portfolio of individuals in the market at the end of the current year will be occupied by mortgages and cash loans. The portfolio of housing loans will exceed RUB 12.6 trillion. (taking into account the assignment and securitization), cash loans — 9.8 trillion, ”the deputy chairman explained.

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In Belarus, the scheduled for November 30 flight of Iraqi Airways, on which Iraqi refugees were supposed to return home, has been canceled, follows from the data on the online scoreboard of the Minsk airport

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The Czech Foreign Ministry announced that they would deport the head of the Belarusian Football Federation, Vladimir Bazanov, if he «really is» in the country. The media report that Bazanov should come to the game of the women’s national team of Belarus

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St. Petersburg State University teacher Michael Fries was fired and deported from Russia. According to «Fontanka», the teacher was expelled by the decision of the FSB for participating in the activities of an «undesirable organization»: at the university, Fries oversaw an academic exchange with Bard College

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Operators VimpelCom, Megafon, MTS and Tele2 stopped connecting new subscribers to unlimited Internet. The service is unprofitable for operators, since subscribers consume a large volume of traffic against the background of the growing load on the network, says Konstantin Ankilov, General Director of TMT Consulting. Due to the disadvantageousness of the unlimited Internet several years ago, it was already abandoned, but returned due to heightened competition.

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The Caribbean island state of Barbados has officially become a republic. President-elect Sandra Mason, who was elected in October, also took office. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain will no longer be the head of the Caribbean state.

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More than half (57%) of Russians believe that their wages should be indexed by the employer by 20% or more, according to the experts of the analytical center «Alfastrakhovanie» according to the results of the survey.

At the same time, one third of the respondents would be satisfied with indexing by at least 10%. At the same time, only 9% of Russians consider their work to be greatly underestimated and would like to receive twice as much.

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More than 4.5 thousand trucks have accumulated at the border at Belarusian checkpoints, awaiting departure to Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, the State Border Committee said. According to the ministry, the Lithuanian route remains the busiest.

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The average cost of aviation fuel in Russia in November increased by 5.27% (against October), in total since the beginning of the year by 29.7% (Federal Air Transport Agency)

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The first group of «Sakhalin compatriots» went to Korea for permanent residence. «Sakhalin compatriots» — this is how a special law refers to persons of Korean nationality who were sent to forced labor on the island of Sakhalin during the colonial rule of Japan (1910−1945).

The Sakhalin Koreans Support Law entered into force on January 1, 2021. Its purpose is to compensate for the damage suffered by people who were forcibly brought to Sakhalin. In total, 21 former residents of the Korean Peninsula and 239 family members of forced labor victims received the right to leave the island for their historical homeland.

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The Ministry of Science and Higher Education has approved new criteria for the accreditation of higher education. Now, universities, institutes and academies can lose their accreditation if their students all receive poor grades and fail to find work after graduation. This follows from the order of the Ministry of Education and Science on accreditation indicators, published on November 29.

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Readovka learned that a convoy of border guards in Smolensk now checks every train entering the carriage, launching passengers one at a time after carefully checking passports and tickets.

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Polish special services recorded 134 attempts to cross the border, including two aggressive groups of migrants. In the Melnik area, about 70 people tried to break into Poland: they threw stones at the soldiers and blinded them with a laser. The second group tried to cross the border in the Shudzyalovo area: the migrants also threw stones and then began throwing firecrackers at the soldiers.

Since the beginning of the year, Polish special services have recorded nearly 40,000 attempts to illegally cross the border. Most of all — over 17 thousand — were stopped in October.

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The central bank is going to pursue a tight monetary policy to bring inflation back to the 4% target, said Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina.

In her opinion, Russia will not be able to “wait out” the period of inflation growth, since inflation expectations in the country are not “anchored”. She also noted that in Russia there is a risk of unwinding an inflationary spiral.

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Non-residents last week withdrew the equivalent of $ 1 billion from ruble government bonds, the maximum weekly volume in seven months. The sale is also underway in the markets of other developing countries.

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As it became known to Kommersant, the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office sent materials to the Main Military Investigation Department of the TFR to initiate a criminal case on embezzlement and abuse against four generals and three colonels of the Russian Guard.

All of them are involved in the results of the audit, in connection with the introduction of the information system (IS) «Real Estate» in the structure of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Guard. She had to digitize and combine all objects of the department in a single register. However, the system, on which 200 million rubles was spent, did not work.

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The number of legal disputes over copyright for photos in Russia this year will grow by 40%, analysts calculated. The plaintiffs are the photographers themselves, as well as the owners of photo bases, for example, the media, in general now they are demanding more than 100 million rubles.

They are forced to go to court by the increase in the number of violations in social networks and good prospects. If last year the courts satisfied only 20% of the claims, then in 2021, according to forecasts, they can satisfy almost half.

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The cost of electricity in Finland has set a record: a megawatt-hour at peak times costs more than 400 euros. This is about 5 times higher than a year ago. Finland is volatile and takes about 10% of its electricity from Russia. Experts believe that high prices will remain until the summer, until the Olkiluoto-3 nuclear power plant is launched in the country.

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Google will teach laptops to detect people peeping at the screen. The company is developing protection for devices running Chrome OS from people peeping at the screen from behind the user’s back. It detects that someone is looking at the screen and can react to this in several ways, for example, warn the user or dim the screen.

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Swiss researchers believe that in order to preserve the climate, it is necessary to abandon beer and meat. And also from coffee, long distance travel and video games. In addition, residents of the future will have to flush the toilet only twice a day and take a bath once a week to combat global warming, according to a report from the Swiss financial conglomerate Credit Suisse.

Researchers argue that the way of life of modern mankind is accompanied by high CO2 emissions. The largest accounts for the citizens of developed countries: the emission of CO2 from a household in them is 130 tons of CO2 per year, and on average in the world — 3.4 tons per year.

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The mayor’s office of Krasnoyarsk explained why the salary of the head of the city was raised from 250 thousand rubles to 300. The city administration told the Podyom newspaper that even after the increase, Sergei Eremin’s salary was lower than that of his colleagues. The politicians who supported this decision said that «250 thousand for the head of the city is ridiculous.»

The amount of the mayor’s remuneration has not been revised since 2006. Before the increase, the salary of the mayor of Krasnoyarsk was lower than that of the heads of other cities with a population of over one million.

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Putin, speaking at the plenary session of the investment forum VTB Capital «Russia is Calling» online, recalled his right to be elected for a new term in 2024, but said that he had not yet made a decision to participate in the elections.

«Do you know what the trick is? In accordance with the Constitution, I have the right to be re-elected for a new term. Whether I will do it or not, I have not decided for myself yet.»

The very existence of this right — it already stabilizes the internal political situation. Much the same as Biden’s announcement that he will be re-elected. I have enough right to be elected. It is too early to say who is planning what in 2024. »

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According to a source of Radio Svaboda in Brussels, the fifth package of EU sanctions, which will be approved on December 1, includes companies from Belarus, Syria and Turkey, as well as Belarusian border guards, judges and propagandists. The sanctions will take effect from the moment they are signed and published.

Persons to whom the sanctions will be applied:

Igor Kryuchkov, Head of the Separate Active Events Service of the Border Guard Service
Anatoly Lappo, Chairman of the State Border Committee
Konstantin Molostov, head of the Grodno border detachment
Pavel Kharchenko, head of the Polotsk border detachment
Igor Gutnik, head of the Brest security group
Alexander Davidyuk, head of the Lida border detachment
Maxim Butranets, head of the Smorgon border detachment
Anatoly Glaz, official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sergey Epikhov, judge of the Minsk district court
Igor Lyubovitsky, judge of the Supreme Court
Sergei Girgel, Senior Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General’s Office
Valentina Kulik, judge of the Supreme Court
Andriy Prokopuk, Executive Director for Financial Investigations of the State Audit Office
Igor Marshalov, Director of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control
Anna Sokolovskaya, Judge of the Collegium of the Supreme Court for Civil Cases
Marat Markov (https://t.me/BlackBookBelarus/3616), head of the ONT TV channel
Dmitry Karsyuk, judge of the Tsentralny district court of Minsk

Companies and organizations to be sanctioned:

Belavia Airlines
Travel agency «Center Resort»
Travel agency «Oscar Tour»
Hotel «Minsk»
Hotel «Planet»
Separate Active Events Service (OSAM)
Cham Wings Airlines (Syria)
Passport and Visa Center VIP Grub (Turkey)
«Grodno Azot»
Belorusneft
«Grodno Khimvolokno»
«Belshina»

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The regional financial authorities will check the eligibility of the candidate for the position of the head of the financial authority of the municipality. The corresponding federal law comes into force on November 30.

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“We are on the side of the people who live in Crimea, and we need to listen to what they want, because people have the right to vote. If people want to live in Russia, we agree with them, ”said Zabihhula Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), in an interview with Octagon magazine

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Putin announced the threat of further growth in food prices.

“In many respects, under the influence of external factors, the growth of consumer prices accelerated,” Putin said, speaking at the Russia Calling! Forum.

Among them — large-scale injections of funds into the economy, carried out by Western governments and central banks, and the crisis in the global energy market. Due to the rise in oil and gas prices, the cost of nitrogen fertilizers has jumped.

“And for agricultural producers around the world, this is one of the key resources for maintaining soil fertility and stable yields. It is obvious that this situation creates risks for further growth in food prices, ”Putin warned.

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On December 1, Russia introduced mandatory labeling of packaged mineral water. For the implementation of the project, 22 million stamps have already been printed — they will be placed on bottles to ensure traceability in a special system. From March 1, 2022, this rule will apply to the rest of the water in the package.

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The weighted average supply price on the market for housing being built by professional developers in Russia has grown by 31% over the past year and reached 119.6 thousand rubles per square meter by November, according to the analytical review of the Unified Resource of Developers (ERZ).

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Lukashenko told RIA Novosti that he would offer Putin to return nuclear weapons to Belarus if similar NATO systems are in Poland

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The Izmaylovsky court of Moscow sentenced the excommunicated schema-abbot of the Sredneuralsky nunnery to 3.5 years in a general regime colony in the case of inducement to suicide and arbitrariness. He was also found guilty of violating freedom of religion for refusing to allow an expert commission into the territory of the monastery.

Before the meeting, Sergius himself apologized for having «misinterpreted» his words. After the announcement of the verdict, he said: «The Lord said: do not judge, but you will not be judged.»

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Channel One decided not to renew the contract with the VID company, which produced the Fields of Miracles quiz, «due to the inexpediency of concluding a new contract on the changed conditions offered to the channel.»

From January 2022, Channel One will independently release a program called Our Field of Miracles. Yakubovich will remain the leading

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British antitrust regulator ordered Meta to sell Giphy, bought for $ 400 million a year and a half ago

The regulator explained its decision by the fact that the deal to buy Giphy gave Meta (Facebook) an edge in the social media market that could be used to eliminate competition: Meta could restrict access to Giphy GIFs to other platforms in order to encourage the use of its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, and collect more data from users of other platforms.

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The fortune of the head of the largest crypto exchange Binance by trading volume, Changpeng Zhao, was $ 90 billion, which made him the richest man among ethnic Chinese and one of the richest people in the world.

In mid-November, Zhao announced that he was ready to donate 99% of his fortune, since he considers himself a financially independent person. Zhao, who owns $ 1.9 billion in assets, bought bitcoins in 2014 and still holds most of it. Zhao also owns Binance Coin tokens.

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The issue of the transit of Russian gas is secondary, first the fuel must be sold, said presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the question about the absence of negotiations with Kiev on gas transit after 2024.

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A temporary measure in the form of a reduction in value added tax (VAT) will not lead to a decrease in prices, said Finance Minister Anton Siluanov at a session of the Russia Calling Forum, broadcast by RBC. Siluanov added that tax cuts are «good for the economy.»

“But this does not lead to lower prices. We have reduced taxes how many times and saw that the benefits from this were received primarily by the producers of certain sectors of the economy. Therefore, as a tool to reduce prices, tax cuts are not a good way to go. But it would be good to support our producers, ”explained the head of the Ministry of Finance.

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Russian and Belarusian fighters went together to patrol the border of Belarus. The flights are operated by multifunctional Su-30SM aircraft. This is not the first time the military of the two countries have carried out such operations.

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Amnesty International обратилась к специальному докладчику ООН по вопросу о правах коренных народов с просьбой рассмотреть дело Александра Габышева. Сейчас он содержится в психиатрической больнице в Новосибирске в 5000 км от дома.

Среди полномочий спецдокладчика ООН — общение с властями по индивидуальным случаям нарушений прав человека, он направит в Россию обращение с требованием освободить Габышева

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Тwitter запретил делиться изображениями или видео частных лиц без их согласия

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Amnesty International has asked the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to consider the case of Alexander Gabyshev. He is now being held in a psychiatric hospital in Novosibirsk, 5000 km from his home.

Among the powers of the UN Special Rapporteur is to communicate with the authorities on individual cases of human rights violations, he will send an appeal to Russia demanding the release of Gabyshev

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Twitter has banned the sharing of images or videos of individuals without their consent

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