The idea of raising taxes for wealthy citizens is already being implemented in Russia. Dmitry Peskov, the press Secretary of the Russian President, drew attention to this when commenting on a petition in which more than 80 millionaires around the world called on governments to increase taxes on wealth.
«In Russia, it is already [being implemented],» Peskov told TASS, answering a question about the Kremlin’s attitude to this idea.
Earlier, a petition appeared on the Millionaires for Humanity website, in which more than 80 millionaires from the United States, Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Canada and the Netherlands called for higher taxes on wealth so that the world’s wealthiest people can help overcome the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ksenia Sobchak and Sergei Erenkov filed to the Investigative Committee of Russia
Journalist Ksenia Sobchak and Director Sergei Yerzhenkov filed an application to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation to initiate criminal proceedings after the conflict on the territory of the Sredneuralsky monastery in the Sverdlovsk region, TASS was told by Yerzhenkov’s lawyer Sergei badamshin.
«Today, Sergey and I, as well as Ksenia and her lawyer Sergey Panchenko, filed an application to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. We ask you to open a criminal case under part 3 of article 144 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation («Obstruction of the lawful professional activities of journalists»),» the lawyer said.
called the Most important goal in life of the Russian youth
VTsIOM respondents were asked to choose three life priorities.
For 60%, the most important thing was material prosperity. «A good emotional climate» in the family was chosen by 29% of respondents. Young people also prioritised taking care of their health and regularly visiting a doctor (23%), having free time for Hobbies (22%), good housing conditions (22%) and socializing with friends (21%).
The birth and upbringing of one child, the presence of a permanent partner and higher education were chosen by 5% of respondents. Control over their diet and daily routine was considered important by 3% of young people.
Stability of the Russian financial system ….
According to the stability of the financial system, Russia is ranked 120th in the world, and one of the reasons for this is the dominance of representatives of the public sector in the financial market, said Alexey Kudrin, head of the accounting chamber, at a meeting of the Federation Council for the development of the financial market.
«The stability of work in the financial sector is very risky, there are many risks. One of the factors of our low position is the dominance of large state institutions»
Speaking about other factors, the head of the accounting chamber pointed out the narrowness of the range of financial instruments used, among which bonds and Bank loans dominate, and the placement of shares for raising funds has not been used since 2017
At the Murmansk Governor found in the garage «Mercedes» and «Lexus»
Deputy of the Murmansk region Alexander Makarevich found in the garage of the regional government it is unknown at whose expense the purchased premium cars Mersedes-Benz and Lexus-570 LX. He appealed to the government, as well as to the Prosecutor’s office, demanding to explain what funds were used to buy new cars that cost 5-10 million rubles.the Governor of the region, Andrey Chibis, refused to explain where expensive foreign cars came from, referring to some friends of the Murmansk region.» The government refused to disclose information about them.
The mayor’s office of Khabarovsk told about complaints of residents about noisy rallies.
Khabarovsk mayor Sergei Kravchuk first commented on the rallies in support of the Governor of the region Sergei Furgal, who was arrested in the case of contract killings.
«Such rallies are not needed in the city. They are illegal and have a detrimental effect on the health of all those who take part in them. After all, according to statistics, one carrier of the coronavirus infects six or seven in a crowd. It is good if there were no patients, but I am not sure about this,» the head of the city said.
The administration of Khabarovsk said that residents of the city more than 20 times complained about the noise due to the rallies. «Older people have pressure, graduates can’t sleep before exams. We are working with law enforcement agencies on this issue, » the mayor’s office said.
The first detentions took place at a rally in support of Furgal in Khabarovsk
The police detained several participants of an unauthorized rally in support of the arrested Governor of the Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgal, an Interfax correspondent reports from the scene of the event.
Income of Russia from export of gold exceeded the sales of gas
Russia in the second quarter of 2020 for the first time earned more from gold exports than from gas sales. This is evidenced by data from the Central Bank of Russia and the Federal customs service (FCS).
Nord stream is stopped for maintenance
Both lines of the Nord stream gas pipeline will be stopped for scheduled maintenance from July 14 to 26. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the operator of the project Nord Stream AG. from 23 to 29 June, gas supplies through the Turkish stream gas pipeline were stopped for the same purpose.
In Russia, almost half of drivers are distracted from the road
As reported by TASS with reference to the state traffic Inspectorate of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia, almost half of Russian drivers are distracted from the road while driving. In 59% of cases, motorists are distracted by communicating with passengers, 45% — by switching the radio, and another 19% — on the phone. At the same time, not everyone feels the danger: 2/3 of motorists admit that a distraction on the phone can turn into a tragedy, and 1/4-are afraid of communicating with passengers. In addition, 76% of drivers said that in case of poor visibility or heavy traffic, they will not be distracted by a call, and the rest are not afraid of anything.
China has been hit by a new attack
China is going through frankly difficult times this year. At first, this country was the first to take the brunt of the coronavirus. Then it faced a new round of economic war with the West. After that, the situation was aggravated by a new escalation of protests in Hong Kong, as a result of which the middle Kingdom risks losing the city as a regional economic center. And finally, immediately after that, several Chinese provinces were hit by flooding, which led to an outbreak of African swine fever.
China has prepared for hard times
The Chinese government has announced that it will continue to pursue an active fiscal and prudent monetary policy amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is reported by Reuters with reference to Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
Turkish foreign Ministry issued an ultimatum to Haftar’s army
The soldiers of the army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar must leave Sirte and Jufra in Libya, otherwise the Turkish side will launch a military operation. This was stated by Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, RIA Novosti reports. According to the head of the Department, the decision on this issue has been passed to colleagues from Russia.
Oppo announced the release of ultra-fast charging for smartphones
The release of a new smartphone charging system was announced by Oppo. This device can become the most powerful on the market. The manufacturer’s Twitter account says that the charge is intended for people who don’t like to wait for the phone to charge.
Published the trailer for the fifth season of the series «Lucifer»
On the YouTube channel of the streaming platform Netflix published a trailer for the fifth season of the series «Lucifer» with Tom Ellis in the title role. Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren Jerman) gets used to life without Morningstar (Lucifer), who returned to Hell at the end of season four, and tries to forget him.
China’s Huawei revenue in the first half of the year
Revenue for Chinese telecommunications company Huawei in the first half of 2020 increased by 13.1% year-on-year to 454 billion yuan (about 64.8 billion dollars), the company said. The net profit margin for the reporting period was 9.2%.
The US has rejected a number of China’s territorial claims in the South China sea
Today, we are strengthening US policy towards a vital part of the region — the South China sea. We make it clear that Beijing’s claims to offshore resources in much of the South China sea are completely illegal, as are its efforts to bring them under control through threats. — Mike Pompeo, American politician
According to him, Beijing did not offer legal grounds for its policy, and the arbitration Tribunal in 2016 rejected the claims of the PRC. Now the US policy will officially correspond to the position of arbitration, Pompeo said.
In particular, he said that from the point of view of Washington, the PRC has no legal basis for an exclusive economic zone around the Scarborough reef and the Spratly Islands, which are disputed by the Philippines, as well as on the Mischief reef and Second Thomas Bank. In addition, the US denies any Chinese rights to waters outside the 12-mile zone around the Spratly Islands. In addition, the US now denies Beijing’s claims to waters disputed by Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
China criticized the US for its position on the South China sea
China criticized US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo on Tuesday for saying that Beijing’s claims to resources on the bottom of the South China sea are illegal. The corresponding statement was published on Twitter on the page of the Chinese Embassy in Washington.
«On July 13, 2020, the US State Department issued a statement that ignores the efforts of China and the ASEAN countries to ensure peace and stability in the South China sea, deliberately distorts facts and international law, including the UN Convention on the law of the sea,» the statement said
Industrial production in Japan falls for the fourth month in a row
On a monthly basis, Japanese industrial production fell by 8.9% in may compared to the previous month. It is noted that this fall in industrial production in Japan is the fourth month in a row, as businesses have stopped their activities due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.
The US will allocate funds for the creation of strategic missiles
The American concern «Northrop Grumman» will receive the first tranche from the us military budget for the creation of a fundamentally new Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The first part of the project’s financing will amount to $ 85 billion.
The Ukrainian Parliament has adopted a law on legalizing gambling in the country
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at a meeting on Tuesday adopted a law on the legalization of gambling in the country, this decision was supported by 248 parliamentarians with the necessary minimum of 226 votes. The document has yet to be signed by the President of Ukraine.
Putin has made it easier for foreigners to obtain Russian citizenship
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on simplified Russian citizenship for all foreigners whose children already have Russian passports or have reached the age of 18. The document was published on the official portal of legal information.
Lucasfilm will shoot a new animated series based on the «Star wars» universe
It is expected to premiere in 2021. On Tuesday, July 14, it became known that Lucasfilm will shoot a new animated series based on the Star wars universe. This was reported by the Comicbook portal.
Deep Purple recorded a song about nothingness
Deep Purple released the third single from their new album «Whoosh!» on July 10, 2020, which will be released on August 7. In a cheerful composition called «Nothing at All», Ian Gillan sings about the damage that people have done to their planet, and also examines the philosophical concept of non-existence.
Roger Taylor released a song about self-isolation
British musician Roger Taylor, known as the drummer of the band Queen, published a video for the song Isolation, which he wrote during the period of isolation imposed in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
Massive Attack released a mini-album «Eutopia»
British trip-hop group Massive Attack has unveiled their new mini-album «Eutopia». The source of inspiration for the three-track release was the book «utopia» by the English philosopher and humanist writer of the early XVI century Thomas More»
Apple is developing its own game console based on ARM
This was reported by The wccftech portal. The chip on which the new product will work will also be used for new versions of MacBook. Recently, Apple announced the rejection of Intel processors, arguing its decision to create its own processor. The console will get the Apple Arcade platform, with which users will be able to launch games from smartphones to the big screen.
HP S750 client SSD drives
HP has announced the S750 series of solid-state drives (SSDS) designed for the mass consumer market: devices can be installed in desktop and laptop computers, as well as in ultrabooks.
The new products are made in a 2.5-inch form factor, and the connection uses the SATA 3.0 interface with a bandwidth of up to 6 Gbit/s. The SMI controller and 96-layer microchips of 3D NAND flash memory are applied.
The series includes three models with capacities of 256 and 512 GB, as well as 1 TB. All versions have a sequential read speed of 560 MB/s, and a sequential write speed of 520 MB/s.
Xiaomi has introduced a children’s phone
The new product called Qin AI Life has a compact 1.54-inch display with a resolution of 240*250 pixels. The battery capacity is 1150 mAh.
Norilsk Nickel sent 6 billion rubles to eliminate the accident in Norilsk
MMC Norilsk Nickel has financed the work to eliminate the consequences of the accident at CHPP-3 in Norilsk for 6 billion rubles. The total cost of cleaning was estimated at about 10 billion rubles (about $150 million).
American companies operating in Hong Kong are concerned about Chinese law
The vast majority of American companies operating in Hong Kong are concerned about the entry into force of the Chinese law on security in this Autonomous region of China. These are the results of a survey conducted by the American chamber of Commerce. This concern was expressed by 76% of the 183 companies surveyed. At the same time, according to the Financial Times, only a small number of American companies expect that they will have to leave Hong Kong altogether.
High-tech companies have suspended cooperation with the Hong Kong authorities
Last week, several leading high-tech companies suspended their cooperation with the Hong Kong authorities and announced that they would not release data related to user activity on their platforms upon request. These are Facebook and its WhatsApp messenger, as well as Twitter, Google, Telegram, Zoom, Microsoft-owned social network LinkedIn, and even the TikTok service, which is owned by the Chinese holding company ByteDance.
Fujifilm cameras can be turned into a webcam for Apple Mac
To start using Fujifilm cameras as a webcam, you only need to download and install the new firmware and software, connect the camera to a PC or Mac using a USB cable, and change the video source in the app that is used for video conferences.
Twitter hires programmers to create new subscription-based platform
Twitter Inc published a list of vacancies for web engineers to create a new platform based on a paid subscription, as a result of which the social network’s shares rose on Wednesday. In afternoon trading, shares of the social network rose 7% to $ 35.31.
Solar panels based on liquid polymers
Australian scientists have invented solar panels based on organic polymers instead of silicon. The researchers were able to create a fully functional demonstration project of the new batteries. Experts plan to build the first solar cell plant in Australia.
Scientists have discovered a hormone that causes cravings for sweets
Experts have found that in our body there are specific cells that control how much sugar is eaten and how much you want to eat more. They respond to THE fgf21 hormone. It regulates the balance of sweetness in the human body, as well as sets the sensitivity to insulin. FGF21 also plays a significant role in the energy balance
Aeroflot is changing its business model.
The airline will pass all the main medium-haul routes to its daughter, the low-cost airline Pobeda. Thus, Aeroflot expects to reduce the average ticket price on the market by 30%.
Another company of the Russia group, instead of Aeroflot, will focus on social areas, including flat fares that are applied on flights to the far East, Kaliningrad and Crimea. It will receive all Russian-made Aeroflot Airliners, including Superjet Airliners.
Aeroflot itself will focus on long-haul flights in order to become a «five-star company», said Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev.
Alexey Navalny said that he was called for questioning in the libel case
The investigative Committee handed Alexey Navalny a summons for questioning in a criminal case of libel. In June, the politician was accused of libel when he called «traitors» and «a disgrace to the country» who appeared in a video in support of amendments to the Constitution, one of them was a veteran Ignat Artemenko. Whether today’s agenda is related to this is unknown
Eight countries are already ready to host Russian tourists
These are Turkey, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Maldives, Croatia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.To travel to most of these countries, you will need to get a certificate of the absence of coronavirus, said Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia. Also, when crossing the border, tourists will measure the temperature.
We do not comment on this topic. We can’t help you, unfortunately
The ROC declined to comment on the purchase by the abbess of the Pokrovsky convent of Mercedes-Benz for 10 million rubles. Abbess Feofania has not changed cars of the German brand for almost twenty years: at least four Mercedes-Benz cars have been replaced in her personal fleet.
Alexander Khrekov, a representative of the Synodal Department for relations with society and the media, told the newspaper «Rise» that representatives of the Patriarch do not intend to comment on this situation in principle.
«We do not comment on this topic. We can’t help you, unfortunately.»
This position was supported by the Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department Vakhtang Kipshidze:
«There will be no comment. We declined to comment.»
Protodeacon Andrey Kuraev responded to the purchase of a car for 10 million by the abbess of the Pokrovsky convent. He told LiveJournal that once the abbess refused to help a priest who was serving her, who asked for money for an operation for her son:
Workers staged a mass brawl at a construction site in Severny Chertanovo.
For a preliminary reason, the conflict started because of unpaid wages. The police said that only one Builder had requested medical help. None of the participants in the fight wrote a statement
Project released an investigation about the Chechen elite.
«Project» released an investigation about a Moscow businessman Pavel Krotov, who, according to the publication, manages money and property in the interests of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, his close friend Adam Delimkhanov and their friends. According to the authors of the investigation, Krotov at least twice gained access to assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, acting in the interests of the Chechen elite. During the preparation of the text the source of the publication advised journalists not to interfere in this: «Think about your health.»
Moscow activists held a rally in support of journalists on July 14
On July 14, Moscow activists organized a rally in support of journalists: the monument to the first printer Ivan Fedorov had its mouth taped shut, and a placard «Freedom of speech»appeared in its hands. This is how the activists expressed their solidarity with journalists who are increasingly persecuted for their work in modern Russia. The monument stands between the Lubyanka and the Kremlin.