22 Окт, 2021

What are Russian youth proud of?

Interesting results of a recent study on the main reasons for pride and shame for their country among Russian youth (to understand the sample: students of Moscow universities, from 17 to 25 years old were interviewed)

So, most of all young people are proud of our great literature! And 2-4 places in a very dense group are occupied by the victory in the Second World War, space and the achievements of science! And in 5th place are great travelers by a large margin.

The main reasons for shame for their country among young people are the rudeness and rudeness of people (1st place), and a very dense group of repressions of the 20-50s, poverty of the population and limited and selfish government. The lag behind the West lags behind them quite a bit. And Putin’s coming to power causes more shame than the collapse of the USSR

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NATO has developed the «Concept of Deterrence and Defense in the Euro-Atlantic Space», which is a strategic plan to defend against a potential Russian attack on multiple fronts simultaneously, Reuters reported.

«Russia was previously thought to be a nuisance, but not an imminent threat, but the Russians are doing some alarming things — testing robotic systems and hypersonic cruise missiles, which can actually be destructive,» a senior NATO analyst said.

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French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the republic will freeze gas prices for the entire 2022, and people with low and middle income will receive compensation, reports AFP.

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The Investigative Committee of Russia has charged Ilya Belostotsky, director of the Yeralash children’s comic newsreel, with the corruption of minors, TASS reports.

Belostotsky was arrested a year ago — on October 14, 2020 — but it was only now. Last year, according to the REN TV channel, Belostotsky’s relatives hid where the director was, and said that he was seriously ill and could not get in touch.

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The Ecuadorian prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation against the country’s President Guillermo Lasso, who was accused of fraud and tax evasion after the publication of the «Pandora archives».

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Sausage and sausage makers have warned of price increases. According to them, the increase can be from 7 to 20%. Trade networks are still evaluating the proposals of suppliers to increase the price of products. The Ministry of Agriculture has already promised additional subsidies to producers this year

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The FSIN told RIA Novosti that the statements about the beating of Shestun in the pre-trial detention center are untrue and that he himself inflicted wounds on his forehead

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The Latvian National Council for Electronic Media has revoked the broadcasting license of the Russian-language First Baltic Channel.

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Iida Group Holdings, Japan’s leading timber construction operator, has filed an application with the Federal Antimonopoly Service for the purchase of RFP Group, one of the main exporters of Russian timber to China and other Asian countries, leasing plots with the right to cut 3.7 million cubic meters per year.

The Japanese investor intends to acquire 75% of the company’s shares, the assets of which include Dallesprom and Amur Shipping Company. As reported by RBC with reference to a source close to the deal and a representative of the FAS, the current shareholders intend to retain 25% of the company.

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The Nevada authorities have allowed Elon Musk to build a network of underground tunnels in Las Vegas. Passengers will be transported there in Tesla cars. The tunnel system is called the Vegas Loop. Its length will be 46 kilometers, on which 51 stations will be located. The capacity of the system is 57 thousand people per hour, which is almost five times more than the Las Vegas monorail carries in a day. The stations are planned to be opened in stages, the entire project should be completed in three years.

Vegas Loop will cost more than public transport, but cheaper than a taxi. For example, a trip from the airport to the Las Vegas convention center, which is about five kilometers between them, takes five minutes and costs $ 10.

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The robot artist was arrested on suspicion of espionage. Ay-Du was detained at the airport in Egypt, when she was on her way to the exhibition. The suspicion of working for the special services appeared because of the cameras in her eyes. The robot uses them to photograph its own work. Ay-Du was held in custody for ten days. At this time, the artist was turned off so as not to injure her. Or to protect yourself?

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Participants of the Miss France contest filed a lawsuit against the organizers because of the choice of the winner in appearance. The lawsuit was supported by the feminists of the Osez le féminisme association! («Dare to feminism!»), Who accused the organizers of violating labor laws. They believe that criteria such as beauty, the absence of a husband and children discriminate against each participant.

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Tesla Inc. said it is shifting to cheaper lithium iron phosphate batteries worldwide, moving away from the chemistry used to power most electric vehicles as prices for key materials have risen significantly.

The switch to LFP batteries will apply to standard Tesla vehicles, the company said, reaffirming a strategy outlined last year to use lower-cost components to produce cheaper models.

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Russian coal reserves recalculated

The Ministry of Energy recalculated the coal reserves in Russia and came to the conclusion that they would last for 350 years. Sergei Mochalnikov, Director of the Department for Foreign Economic Cooperation and Development of Fuel Markets, told RIA Novosti about this in an interview with RIA Novosti.

“Coal reserves in Russia exceed 400 billion tons. This will be enough for us for a very long period. At the current level of production, it will last for about 350 years, ”the official said.

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By 2027, the private space station Starlab will appear in Earth orbit, which will receive tourists and conduct research. It will be built by industry leaders like Nanoracks, Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin. The station will be formed from a residential module with a volume of 340 m³, power and propulsion units, a laboratory facility and a massive robotic arm-manipulator.

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The Russian Ministry of Justice explained the recognition of the «Golos» observer movement as a «foreign agent» by the fact that it had received two transfers in the amount of «about 200 rubles» from a certain citizen of Armenia. As noted in the movement, they do not have a bank account, and the name of the «citizen» is male

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Photos from concerts on social networks can become the basis for checking the organizers of events for compliance with anti-coronavirus measures — Moscow authorities

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Biden reaffirms US readiness to defend Taiwan in case of Chinese attack

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The Blagoveshchensk City Court imprisoned Marat Arustamov, Deputy Director General of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities (operator of Russian civilian spaceports, TsENKI), on suspicion of fraud.

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In Belarus, the chat of the club of Tsoi’s song lovers was recognized as an «extremist formation». According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the creators and participants of the chat face up to seven years in prison. At the time of this writing, there were four people in the chat room of the Tsoi Song Lovers Club.

The song «Changes!» Is one of the main protest songs in Belarus. On August 6, 2020, shortly before the presidential elections, at a rally organized by the authorities in Minsk, two DJs Kirill Galanov and Vladislav Sokolovsky played the song «Change!», For which they were arrested for 10 days.

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The Bank of Russia raised the rate to 7.5% — raised it for the sixth time in a row, but immediately increased the step to 0.75 percentage points.

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NATO Secretary General said that Russia should not be afraid of Ukraine joining the alliance, it is a defensive alliance. He also said that the decision on Ukraine’s entry into NATO will be decided by 30 allies and Ukraine itself — and other countries, including Russia, cannot interfere in this.

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Russian schoolgirl Victoria Loskutova won the European Under-18 Chess Championship. Thanks to this victory, the girl will soon receive an invitation to the Russian national chess team.

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