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Ecological detective: the story of how the destruction of protected natural areas occurs
An emergency has occurred in the Smolensk region, which may affect the ecology of the entire European region of Russia. There, the State Nature Reserve "Khmelita" was deprived of the status of a specially protected natural territory. The question reached the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
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Sharashka for returnees: what does the historical experience of the USSR show to emigrants
The shortage of engineering personnel in Russia was recognized even by the head of the Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev. The question is already about national security. Nurturing specialists from school is effective, but for a long time. Returning professionals who left Russia is much faster, but ... will it work?
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There are no such analogue in the world anymore: how the air defense of Moscow was created. From 1918 to the present day
The appearance of the Pantsir air defense systems on the roofs of some buildings in Moscow is being used by anti-Russian propaganda at full power, they say, the capital's air defense system has obvious gaps. However, this version is far from the truth. For 105 years, Moscow has acquired a unique protective ring.
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Welcome, dear "traitors": what awaits the returning relocants in Russia
It is not easy for the relocators, who are now facing a choice whether to return to Russia, to understand what to do: at home they are threatened with confiscation of property, then they promise to create comfortable conditions. It is possible to guess what to really expect from the authorities for a long time. Historical experience suggests – nothing good.
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Scarcity at the cost of a lifetime: why medicines are becoming less and less available
The topic of drug shortages in pharmacies has reached the president. The problem did not arise today, but officials assured that the difficulties were temporary. Why are the prices of medicines rising and at the same time some of them simply disappear from the shelves? How to overcome the crisis in the Russian pharmaceutical market?
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Out of competition: how much do the workers of military factories receive in Russia and abroad
In connection with SMO in Ukraine, a boom in military production began in the world. But not only guns and tanks compete on the battlefield, but also the quality of engineers and workers of military-industrial complex enterprises in Russia and in the West. According to the logic of globalization, their salaries and living standards should be comparable with each other. Is it so?
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How will the new Shvonders dekulakize the Russians who left after the start of the Special military operation
To confiscate or not to confiscate property from citizens who left Russia after the start of their own? The proposal of the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin to "punish" those who left divided everyone into two camps: for and against. And there are also those who do not believe that such a thing is possible in a legal (at least formally) state.
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Living with a budget deficit: Situation in Russia and in the USA
The budget deficit of the Russian Federation in 2022 reached 3.3 trillion rubles. The government is already looking for ways to combat it by raising taxes. At the same time, the United States does not pay any attention to its deficit – they spend as much as they want, if necessary, they just print money. Why doesn't Russia do the same?
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Do some catch more or the others do steal more? Why is the number of corruption cases growing
In the last three years, the curve of corruption crimes has been creeping up. And this is despite two years of pandemic and ITS. Novye Izvestia, together with experts, figured out what this trend means: law enforcement officers began to work better or started stealing "like the last time".
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Moscow is retreating. Who became the main breadwinner of the country
Moscow in the first half of 2022 did not pay taxes to the federal budget by 274 billion rubles. But the Samara Region and Perm Krai together increased deductions by 290 billion rubles, compensating for the capital's blunder. Novye Izvestia found out who is feeding Russia now.
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What the expedition "Great Rivers of Russia from source to mouth" revealed
In 2015, with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, the Public project "Expedition of the Great Rivers of Russia from source to mouth" was launched.
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Results of 2022: the most high-profile arrests of the year and the new "fashionable" crimes
The Federation Council supported the initiative to toughen the punishment for sabotage up to life. How else? After all, Vladimir Putin recently set the task of seriously strengthening the work of security agencies in key areas: identifying traitors, spies and saboteurs. But in 2022, they have already worked ahead of the curve.
Декабрь 2022
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"Compaction" of children: optimization and commercialization have reached orphanages
In 2021, there were 494 thousand orphans in Russia. With the beginning of the special operation in 2022, the number of orphans began to grow. It would seem that the state should increase the number of orphanages, but in Moscow exactly the opposite is happening. The Family Education Assistance Center "Lesnoye" for children with disabilities was closed.
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Results 2022: good cars in Russia will once again become the lot of the chosen ones
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared a strategy for the development of the automotive industry. It's very similar to science fiction. Novye Izvestia analyzed the promises of officials and tried to find out why, despite billions of funding for the automotive industry, personal cars for Russians will become even less accessible.
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The leading workers are no longer the same as earlier: Sanctions have reshaped Russia's industrial production
Briefly about industrial production in Russia against the background of sanctions and ITS own: the trend of decline could not be reversed. In general, slow growth was recorded for ten months, but by the end of the year, not those industries that traditionally support the country's economy were fired.
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From restoration for billions to destruction. The fate of the "manor estate" in Moscow
The phrase "manor of the nobility" evokes literary and historical associations: balls, beautiful ladies, gentlemen. But even now, in the age of urbanism, there are islands of the "beautiful era" in Moscow. "Novye Izvestia" found out who owns them and how much it costs.
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Question of the day: Will the Earth's magnetic poles change in the nearest future?
The last time such a phenomenon happened on our planet more than forty thousand years ago, its consequences were severe, but not catastrophic.