Trump threatened “a thousand times more powerful” response to Iranian attack :: Politics :: RBK

The United States has long had information about Iran’s preparation of an action of revenge for the killed General Soleimani. Trump warned the response would be much stronger than the stock itself

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Iran will receive a thousand times larger response for attempting to attack the United States, President Donald Trump warned on his Twitter.

“According to press reports, Iran may be planning an assassination or other attack on the United States in retaliation for the assassination of terrorist leader Soleimani, which was committed to prevent his planned attacks, the killing of American soldiers, for the death and suffering inflicted over so many years.” …

“The response to any attack by Iran in any form on the United States will be a blow to Iran that will be a thousand times more powerful!” – promised Trump.

On the eve of the publication Politico, reported that the Iranian authorities are planning an assassination attempt against the US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks in response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani. According to the sources of the publication, the US intelligence knew about the danger threatening Marx since the spring, but in the past few weeks more specific information about the impending attack has appeared. In particular, it became known that the Iranian embassy in South Africa may be involved in the conspiracy to assassinate the ambassador.


Moscow Exchange launched trading in shares of foreign companies from the S&P 500 index :: Economy :: RBC

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The Moscow Exchange has launched trading by foreign companies from the S&P 500 stock index. reported on the Mosbirzh website.

It is noted that trading in shares of foreign issuers and settlements on them will be carried out in Russian rubles within the framework of the reliable infrastructure of the Moscow Exchange. Dividends on shares will be charged in the original currency – on US securities in US dollars. By the end of the year, the list of available instruments will be increased to 50 shares. In the future, the Moscow Exchange plans to expand the list of available instruments.

As before reported Boris Blokhin, director of the stock market department of the Moscow Exchange, it is planned to launch trading in shares of the most liquid S&P securities by the end of summer, and another 25 securities in mid-autumn. According to Blokhin, at the first stage it will launch 50 securities. Trades will be held in rubles.

Blokhin added that within the framework of Russian legislation, the Moscow Exchange will initiate the listing of securities as an organizer of trading.

Managing Director for Sales and Business Development Igor Marich explained that the exchange will monitor the activity of clients and, based on this, will add new shares.


Mahfud MD: Many Laws Born Based on “Political Trade Off” Page all

JAKARTA, – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam) Mahfud MD said, a lot Law based on political trade off. This means that the law was born from the results of compensation.

He revealed that when the government proposed the formation of a law, the DPR as a legislator often asked for compensation for the making of the Law.

“If the government proposes this law, the DPR proposes gini for compensation, and the DPR must be given that. So that many laws are grounded. political trade off, “said Mahfud while attending the release of a survey by Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC) on virtually the condition of Indonesian democracy during the Covid-19 period, Sunday (23/8/2020).

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According to Mahfud, while still serving as Chairman of the Constitutional Court from 2008 to 2013, he canceled many of the resulting laws political trade off.

Although the Law with political trade off remains procedurally valid, said Mahfud, this is corrupt behavior.

“This is corruptive. If the government wants this article, please I want this article. That is fine procedurally, but it’s not good,” he said.

Currently, continued Mahfud, corruption is mostly built through democracy. In fact, Indonesian governance is implemented by adhering to the democratic system itself.

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Mahfud said that during the era of President Soeharto’s leadership, massive corruption occurred only within the government. Meanwhile now, corruption is everywhere.

“In general, there are those who think that even though we choose a democratic (government system), much of the corruption that occurs in Indonesia is built through democracy. So corruption is made democratically through decisions in the DPR,” he said.

It was reported that the results of a survey by the research institute Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC) showed that public satisfaction with the implementation of democracy in Indonesia reached 67 percent.

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This figure has decreased sharply compared to people’s satisfaction with the conditions of democracy before the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was conveyed by the founder of SMRC Saiful Mujani, when releasing a survey on the condition of Indonesian democracy during the Covid-19 period, Sunday (23/8/2020).

“Satisfaction with the running of democracy, 67 percent said they were very satisfied or quite satisfied, 27 percent said they were not satisfied or not satisfied at all,” said Saiful.

Saiful said that before the Covid-19 pandemic occurred in the country, 74 percent of the people said they were satisfied with the implementation of democracy.

In June 2020, that number had dropped sharply by 59 percent. Even though it has not fully recovered, the latest SMRC survey shows that people’s satisfaction with democracy is currently starting to rise again.

“So we see that this is an indication that Covid creates a sense of dissatisfaction with democracy,” said Saiful.


Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs starts checking another rival of Lukashenko :: Politics :: RBC

At the headquarters of Tsepkalo, they answered that there was already a court decision on this issue, which Iggeji did not dispute. The structures affiliated with it were generally forbidden to engage in construction in Belarus due to numerous violations. “Not a single object was completed to the end and was not transferred in the prescribed manner to the customer. Dozens of legal proceedings have taken place or are ongoing in all facilities, ”the headquarters noted. “We can only guess about the motives of the current statement of Mr. Iggeji. We are carefully studying the situation regarding the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Mr. Igdeji for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation as a result of the dissemination of false information, ”said Tepkalo at the headquarters.

Tsepkalo became the last remaining free representative of the “big opposition three” rivals of Alexander Lukashenko in the August presidential election. Two other members, blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky and former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, have already been detained. In an interview with RBC, Tsepkalo did not rule out that something similar could happen to him, but assured: “We are simply moving in the political process, doing what is allowed to be done in accordance with the Constitution and the electoral legislation of our country.”

On June 24, Tsepkalo announced that he had handed over 160 thousand signatures to the Central Election Commission with the required 100 thousand. Registration of candidates for the presidential elections, which will be held on August 9, is scheduled for July 5-14.

RBC sent a request to the representative of Valery Tsepkalo.


Authorities pushed Sberbank from Gostekh, which he invented

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The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media has proposed a new version of the draft resolution on the experimental launch of the Gostech digital platform, in which it excluded the proposal to appoint Sberbank as its operator. The Bank is the initiator of its creation, and the idea to make it the operator of its creation was expressed by the Ministry in a previous modification of the draft resolution of June 10, 2020.

Platform without operator

A digital platform with the unofficial name of “Gostech” can remain without a single operator. This follows from the revised version of the Russian Government’s Ministry of Communications decision on an experiment to create this platform – all references to specific companies were excluded from it, as Kommersant wrote.

After the launch, Gostekh is expected to take on the interaction of citizens and business with public services and information systems of government agencies. The updated draft resolution is aimed at coordination with other departments, and its discussion should take place on June 29, 2020.

The idea to create a digital platform “Gostech” belongs to Sberbank. After amendments to the draft resolution were made at the launch stage, the platform can use the experience of not only Sberbank, but also its competitors, including the VTB and Rostelecom consortium. At the end of March 2020, they created a joint venture, Big Data Platform, whose main activity was the development and monetization of products based on big data processing using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies.

Several operators can appoint a digital platform for Sberbank

According to the draft resolution, the Gostech platform is designed to integrate a number of public services. These include, among other things, cadastral registration of real estate, rental of state property, as well as obtaining a digital policy of compulsory medical insurance (MHI). The operators of these services after the launch of the platform will be Rosimushchestvo, Rosreestr and the MHI Fund.

Previous version of the project and participation of Sberbank

Sberbank initiated the creation of the Gostech platform. In mid-April 2020, he first demonstrated to the Government of Russia the concept of “Gostekh” for the migration of government services and authorities. The Ministry of Communications and the Analytical Center under the Government also took part in its development.

Sberbank appeared in a previous version of the draft resolution, on the experiment to create Gostekh, sent by the Ministry of Communications for approval to other interested departments on June 10, 2020. As CNews reported, the bank was indicated as a participant in the experiment to deploy the platform and the department even offered to give it the powers of its operator.

Representatives of the Ministry emphasized that the transfer of the Gostech development to Sberbank does not imply any expenses from the federal budget. However, a number of experts expressed concern that this transfer carries the risks of a merger between Gostekh and the bank’s information systems. This can lead to a monopolization of the interaction of the state with individuals and businesses within the framework of the provision of financial services, insurance, communication services and other products of its ecosystem.

Other possible platform members

The proposal of the Ministry of Communications for the appointment of Sberbank as the Gostekh operator was preceded by a joint appeal of the heads of VTB, Russian Post and Rostelecom to the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin June 9, 2020 As CNews reported, in their appeal they proposed not to be limited only to the developments of Sberbank during the creation of Gostekh.

As an alternative, they proposed their own technologies along with the State Unified Cloud Platform (GEOP) Gosoblako, about which CNews wrote about the experimental launch in late August 2019.

The heads of VTB, Russian Post and Rostelecom made an additional proposal to create an interagency working group to develop a new concept for Gostekh, which would include, among other things, experts from the business community. They also insisted that the list of decisions for the creation of Gostekh should not be closed.

In their opinion, the launch of Gostech will require access to the widest possible number of developers, as well as compliance with a policy of non-discriminatory integration and the rejection of the use of non-free software of foreign origin


The CEC did not exclude voting in the election for several days :: Politics :: RBC

The Federation Council and the CEC are discussing the possibility of postponing the practice of voting for several days to subsequent elections. This, according to the upper house of parliament, will ensure convenience and security.

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Voting for several days in the election is quite possible, said RBC member of the CEC Yevgeny Shevchenko. According to him, for this it is necessary to consolidate this idea legislatively. Earlier, a similar idea was made in the Federation Council.

“If this is an element of the electoral law, the CEC, as a law enforcement body, will implement this,” he said. “I talked a lot with the participants in the voting, almost all of them speak positively that there is an opportunity to choose when to vote.”

Answering the question whether the Federation Council had already approached the CEC with a similar proposal, Shevchenko explained that after the end of the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution “all issues related to the forms of its holding will be discussed in detail, including with the legislators”.

The fact that the Federation Council intends to discuss with the CEC and the Civic Chamber the possibility of extending the practice of voting within a few days to the elections was previously announced by the chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation Andrei Klishas, ​​RIA Novosti reports. According to him, this possibility will be discussed taking into account practice gained during the nationwide voting on the Constitution.

The speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, proposed discussing the possibility of spreading the voting form for several days. She noted that the extension of the vote on the Constitution made it possible to comply with sanitary and epidemiological requirements in an epidemic.

How is the vote on amendments to the Constitution. the main thing

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Officially, the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution is set for July 1, but Russians can come and vote at the polls from June 25. In Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, you can also cast your vote remotely.

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The head of USC explained the change of position with the words “there is only one president in the country” :: Society :: RBC

Denial of the title of president of the United Shipbuilding Company, Alexei Rakhmanov, explained that “there is only one president in the country” and “we know him very well”

Alexey Rakhmanov

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The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has abolished the presidency because there is “only one president” in the country. This was stated by the head of the USC Alexei Rakhmanov, reports RBC.

“For the fifth day already, I’m not the president of USC, but just the general director,” Rakhmanov said. He explained that the relevant changes were approved, made to the charter of the company and entered into force. In the future, they will be followed by other organizational rearrangements.

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“Why we did this, the answer is very simple – the president in the country is one, we all know him very well, and everything else should have its own names,” Rakhmanov explained.

Earlier in Russia, the authorities changed the name of the posts of heads of regions of the country. In September 2010, the parliament of Chechnya – at the suggestion of Ramzan Kadyrov himself – decided to change the name of the post of the head of the region from “president” to “head of the republic”. Kadyrov explained his proposal on renaming the presidents of the republics of Russia that “there should be only one president in a single state”, and the “parade of regional presidents” should be stopped.


The Kremlin responded to the appearance of the first data on the results of the vote :: Politics :: RBC

Publication of exit polls for voting on amendments can help raise public awareness, Peskov said. In the morning, VTsIOM announced the first data on the results of the vote, although it is forbidden in ordinary elections

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The question of whether VTsIOM allowed exit polls to be voted on under the Constitution should be addressed to the Central Election Commission, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RBC reports. However, he recalled that we are not talking about competitive voting.

“Here the main authorized agency is the CEC. Therefore, the conclusion of the CEC is probably fundamental. It should be borne in mind that we are not talking about a competitor voting, therefore, we can identify with the opinion of the CEC, ”the representative of the Kremlin said.

VTsIOM named the results of exit polls on voting under the Constitution

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According to Peskov, the publication of the preliminary results of the vote before the completion of the plebiscite “may contribute to raising public awareness.”

In accordance with the legislation on elections, the publication of exit polls is prohibited until the end of voting or referendum. However, the format for voting on amendments to the Constitution was not provided for in the current voting. Its implementation is regulated by a special law and a presidential decree.

On the morning of June 29, two days before the end of the vote, the results of the exit polls were published by VTsIOM. Turnout at that time was more than 30%. (37.1% at 12:45 Moscow time). Of the polling participants surveyed by sociologists, 70% agreed to answer a question about their choice. Of these, amendments supported 76%.

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The chairman of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, confirmed that the publication of the exit polls does not violate the law, but recalled that the CEC asked to abstain from doing so until the end of the vote. “The only thing we asked was for the results of the exit polls not to be announced, at least until the moment the vote ends. But this is only what we could give as a recommendation. Unfortunately, we have no other levers, ”she said.


The prosecutor’s office will check the “sausage king” of Tönnis due to the outbreak of COVID-19 :: Society :: RBC

About 1.5 thousand people were infected with coronavirus in a meat processing plant owned by Tonnis. After that, the plant was closed. Bloomberg calls it Germany’s largest local COVID-19 outbreak

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German politicians and the prosecutor’s office began testing against Clemens Tönnis after 1.5 thousand people became infected with coronavirus at his meat processing plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (federal state North Westafalia in Germany), reports Bloomberg. The publication WirtschaftsWoche back in 2015 due to the type of activity of Tönnis gave him the nickname “sausage king”.

The agency notes that the majority of cases of COVID-19 are workers from Eastern Europe. After information was received about infected people, the authorities decided to close the plant. Bloomberg calls the situation at the Tonnis facility the largest local outbreak of coronavirus infection in Germany.

The publication also reported that after the outbreak of infection at the plant in German political circles, they discussed the possibility of accelerating legislative changes that improve working conditions and the level of hygiene in enterprises. Some politicians are also considering asking Tennis to take on some of the costs that the country incurs due to the pandemic.

WHO warned of a new wave of coronavirus incidence in Europe

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Der Spiegel talked to one of the factory workers named George. According to him, in the past few weeks, a device for measuring temperature has been installed at the entrance to the enterprise. However, measures to identify cases were taken too late, the man said. In addition, George said that there was no person at the entrance who would service the device, so the workers “just ran past.”


Foreigners canceling a visit to Russia will be reissued for free visa :: Society :: RBC

Foreign citizens who in March this year issued a visa to visit Russia, but canceled the visit due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to reissue it for free. This was stated in an interview to Kommersant by the Deputy Foreign Minister, State Secretary Yevgeny Ivanov.

According to him, Russian laws do not allow to extend a visa if it is issued. but not used because the visa is a document with a limited validity period. But ignoring the issue of canceling visits and expiring visas would be wrong.

“The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers it possible to offer foreign citizens who have canceled their trips to Russia, despite previously issued single or double entry visas, the validity of which began in mid-March, to apply for new visas of the same multiplicity for free,” Ivanov said.

Russia and Belarus signed an agreement on mutual recognition of visas

The deputy minister noted that it would be possible to draw up documents for entry into Russia free of charge within six months from the date of lifting restrictions on entry in the country. To do this, foreigners will need to provide documents confirming their right to obtain a visa for a new term.