Opinion

Climatologist warned the south of Russia about the threat of drought

Some Russian regions should be wary after reports of a dried-up source of the River Thames in the UK. In particular, those areas where the risk of drought is high and there is a shortage of fresh water. This was reported to URA.RU by Alexei Kokorin, director of the climate program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF Russia). He explained that the risks for different regions of Russia in terms of…
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Politics

Taiwan prepares for war in response to Chinese military exercises

China’s People’s Liberation Army combat drills begin around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi’s visit, in what Taipei’s defense ministry claims is tantamount to a blockade of the island. The Taiwanese military said it was “preparing for war without seeking war” after the Chinese military launched an unprecedented four-day live-fire exercise off the coast of Taiwan on…
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Opinion

Deputy Belousov, who was given 10 years in prison, may be put on the wanted list

The verdict in the case of a record bribe of three billion rubles was passed on August 3 by the Moscow City Court. The defendant, State Duma deputy Vadim Belousov, accused of receiving kickbacks on state road contracts, trodden his way to a strict regime colony for 10 years. His mother-in-law, accountant Margarita Butakova, was given a five-year suspended sentence. One of the longest-running…
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Economy

The expert called the easing of restrictions on the export of Russian oil a tactical move

Western companies are trying to set a fixed price for Russian fuel The UK and the EU have eased restrictions on Russia’s oil trade. “Winter is coming,” as the heroes of the “Game of Thrones” said, and no one in the world wants to stock up on firewood for a period of bitter frosts. Western partners were forced to back down, amid fears of a sharp rise in energy prices. Which, like…
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