5 Aug, 2021

Which politician do Russians trust?

According to the latest polls of Russians, the incumbent in the first place in July 2021 expressed confidence in 31% of respondents against 33% a month earlier. All further results are in the region of 10% and below

Prime Minister Mishustin is trusted by 12%: slightly more than in June, but such fluctuations are quite at the level of statistical error. Zhirinovsky lost one percentage point and dropped to 11%. Shoigu, on the contrary, by 1 pp. increased its support level and is also now at 11%. 9% of respondents trust the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lavrov, and only 6% trust the head of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Zyuganov

Of the conventionally opposition politicians, Navalny and Grudinin are in the lead – both are trusted by 3% of respondents, by 1 percentage point. more than a month earlier! By the way, we can proudly say that the level of support for Navalny and Grudinin in just a month has grown by one and a half times – it sounds proudly, it makes little sense, however, in such a statement there is little

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Smoke from wildfires in Siberia covered the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, Xinhua reported. At the same time, in Mongolia itself, there are no foci of natural fires.

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Putin approved a draft agreement with South Ossetia on dual citizenship and simplified acquisition of Russian citizenship by residents of the republic

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Seven Western countries, including the United States, Britain and France, in a joint statement demanded that Russia withdraw recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

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The decision to recognize the Anti-Corruption Foundation as an extremist organization entered into force

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The United States will continue to strengthen the military potential of Ukraine – Pentagon

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Ministry of Finance does not discuss or consider the possibility of introducing a tax on meat in Russia – ministry

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Roskomnadzor has blocked the publication “Open Media” in Russia – Ura.ru

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Open Media, commenting on its blocking, stated that it had not received any notification of this from Roskomnadzor or the Prosecutor General’s Office.

“At 19:03 Moscow time on August 4, four letters from the RKN arrived at the general address of the editorial board with a demand to remove illegal information, but which information was not specified in the letters,” the editorial office said.

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The site “MBH Media” is also included in the register of Roskomnadzor

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According to a URA.RU source close to the RKN, the reason for blocking MBH Media and Open Media is calls for riots and extremist activities.

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The Open Media project, whose website was blocked by Roskomnadzor on August 4 at the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office, announced the termination of work on August 4.

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MBH Media project announced its closure

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The Investigative Committee of Russia began an investigation over the death of 20 million bees in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. According to beekeepers, the pestilence occurred due to the fact that the local agricultural holding “Dary Malinovki” processed its fields with strong chemicals, without warning anyone about it.

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Roskomnadzor has blocked DeviantArt, a popular website for artists, illustrators and photographers. The reason for the blocking was that the administration of the resource “did not restrict access to dangerous, primarily for children, content.”

Roskomnadzor reported that since 2019, it has sent 145 requests to the DeviantArt administration demanding the removal of “prohibited materials containing child pornography, suicidal and narcotic content.”

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The OSCE has decided not to send observers to the September elections in Russia. The OSCE explained its decision by the fact that the Russian authorities limited the number of observers – no more than 60 people. The OSCE believes that there should be several times more observers.

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Refusal of the OSCE / ODIHR to observe the elections to the State Duma will not affect their legitimacy – Pamfilova

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More than half of Navalny’s former chiefs of staff have left Russia or are under investigation, writes RBC.

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The Lithuanian authorities believe that Belarus is helping people from Iraq get to the border with the EU: escorting a convoy of migrants by car to the Lithuanian border was caught on video. The car, presumably, belongs to the Belarusian border guards.

The migrant crisis has intensified so much that there is no longer room in the tent camps and border schools where these people were sent. Now Lithuanians are bringing them back to Belarus. And Lukashenka hints that “this is just the beginning” and Islamic radicals may go to Lithuania

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In Belarus, a court sentenced a woman to two years of “house arrest” and a fine for commenting on one of the telegrams and poop emoji addressed to a police officer. A resident of Ivatsevichi also has to pay 2 thousand Belarusian rubles ($ 799) compensation to the victim.

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A court in Minsk sentenced the man to a year in a strict regime colony for shouting “Lukashenka is a rooster!” From the balcony. He was found guilty of insulting the president

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Spanish artist Asier Sans won an international cartoon competition with a piece of raw meat in the form of Trump

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Roskomnadzor has blocked the Internet portal of the Profession – Journalist Prize established by Khodorkovsky, which has been awarded to independent media since 2016.

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150 employees of the startup Xsolla, which provides payment tools for developers and publishers of video games, ”were fired at the same time by the willful decision of the owner of the company, Alexander Agapitov. Employees learned about their dismissal from Agapitov’s mailing list, in which he said that “the big date team analyzed their activities” in work chats, mail, documents and dashboards and marked their work as “uninvolved and unproductive.”

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In Stavropol, an artist was detained, who put a golden toilet near the traffic police building. The author of the composition, Alexander Chaplygin, said that he wanted to “contribute to the fight against corruption” in this way, and hoped that the object would serve as a “cold shower for every employee” of the State Traffic Inspectorate. He called the construction “bribe-prison”.

The man was interrogated and released without drawing up a protocol; The artist himself claims that he was threatened with opening a criminal case for insulting a government official. The installation, he said, was seized.

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In China, a magnetic levitation train was demonstrated, the speed of which can reach 600 km / h.

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Brazilian border guards detained a private plane that had flown in from Turkey. On board, they found almost one and a half tons of cocaine in suitcases. The plane, according to media reports, used to belong to some government structures in Turkey.

The crew of the plane are Turks, with one passenger on board, reportedly a Spanish citizen. In total, 24 suitcases with 1,300 kilograms of cocaine inside were found on board during the inspection.

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China’s revenue from the sale of medical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in 2020 abroad is estimated at $ 88.1 billion at the end of 2020, against $ 22.9 billion in 2019. , follows from the report of the Peterson Institute for World Economy (PIIE), which drew attention to RBC.

Thus, the income increased by 3.8 times. Of the total, $ 53.8 billion is for masks and respirators, $ 16.8 billion for face shields, $ 10.8 billion for protective clothing, and $ 3.9 billion for gloves.

The largest importers of Chinese PPE in 2020 were the United States and the European Union, which purchased protective equipment for $ 24.6 and 23.4 billion, respectively. Russia’s indicator was equal to two billion – against 0.57 billion at the end of 2019.

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For 5 years, the share of Russians receiving news on TV has decreased from 90% to 62%. During this time, the importance of Internet sources and social networks has grown significantly. The most active growth in the audience of Internet news was observed in 2015-2020, according to Levada Center (the organization is recognized in Russia as a foreign agent).

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The exchange price of AI-92 gasoline in Russia beats historical records, 57 947 rubles per ton

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Pakistan strengthens the fence on the Afghan border, the Pakistani military was brought to the highest combat readiness along its entire length, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.

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The number of unauthorized landfills in Russia is growing by more than 30% every year, said Alexander Abelin, Assistant Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

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Beijing authorities have canceled all exhibitions and other major events scheduled for the current month. Students in all middle and high risk areas in China will not start school on September 1.

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The Belarusian state channel showed a film in which the head of the country’s KGB said that “the most important role in organizing protests in Belarus belongs to the United States.” The film says that active or retired intelligence agents are behind civil society, and “bloggers, journalists and activists are dolls” that are “controlled” by ex-Freedom House head David Kremer and Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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There are now more than 700,000 illegal migrants from the CIS countries in Russia, the Interior Ministry said. A few months ago, the ministry reported that there are more than 1 million illegal immigrants from neighboring countries in the country.

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The Ukrainian court “arrested” 13 aircraft of the Russian passenger carrier, which flew to Crimea, the prosecutor’s office reports.

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“From now on, not a single foot on the territory of Belarus from the adjacent side, be it from the south or from the west, should set foot. <…> Close every meter of the border, ”Alexander Lukashenko said.

From the south, Belarus borders with Ukraine, from the west – with Poland and Lithuania. According to Lithuania, the Belarusian authorities do not prevent migrants from crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border towards the EU. The Lithuanian authorities declared an emergency situation and began erecting a wall with barbed wire on the border. Lukashenko believes that Poland and Lithuania are organizing provocations at the border.

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The Russian submarine “Eagle”, accompanied by the tugboat “Altai” and the destroyer “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” followed from St. Petersburg, where he took part in the naval parade, towards the Kola Peninsula. Near the Danish island of Seyere, the Eagle, which was sailing on the surface, lost its speed. It began to be carried away by the current towards the island. According to Danish sailors, they offered help to the Russians, but they politely declined.

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In Nizhny Novgorod, after two years of reconstruction, the Chkalovskaya Staircase was solemnly opened. Residents who came to look at the renovated slope were shocked by the scattered bags, bottles, glasses and other waste lying on the steps. The organizers of the event, in an interview with the publication “Rise”, shifted the blame onto the contractor.

The reconstruction of the Chkalovskaya staircase, timed to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the city, lasted almost two years and cost 160 million rubles. In honor of the opening of the slope, a concert of the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra was organized.

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The girl sued McDonald’s for the fact that the cheeseburger advertisement forced her to break the fast and insulted her religious feelings. Ksenia Ovchinnikova demands compensation in the amount of 1 thousand rubles from the restaurant chain. According to the girl, in 2019 in Omsk, she saw a banner advertising a cheeseburger and “could not help herself.” By purchasing a sandwich, Ovchinnikova broke the fast, which she had previously observed for 16 years without exception.

“I ask the court to investigate, and, if there was a violation, to oblige McDonald’s to compensate me for moral damage in the amount of 1 thousand rubles.”

A Christian woman who has filed a lawsuit against the McDonald’s restaurant chain because of the spoiled Lent should not go to court, but confess, RIA Novosti was told in the Moscow Patriarchate.

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SpaceX Starlink satellite internet speed increased 1.5 times in the quarter. In the first 3 months of the year, the speed in the United States was 65.72 Mbps, now it is 97.23 Mbps. At the same time, the median download speed using “wired” broadband Internet in the United States is 115.22 Mbps.

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From October 1, Venezuela is introducing a digital national currency into circulation – it will have six zeros less than paper money (recently the Venezuelan central bank issued banknotes of 200 thousand, 500 thousand and 1 million bolivars)

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