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Russians are more satisfied with their lives!

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Dear me, Anatoly Karlin via Twitter drew my attention to a rather interesting poll by the Levada Center, which asked the Russians to say about the overall satisfaction with their lives and that of Russia. Now, in contrast to the journalists «The Economist», wrote about this in August, I'm not going to accept the results of a survey as a solid proof of anything. With the "scientific basis" of public opinion polls have enough problems, so the results should always be taken with a healthy skepticism. However, if we take as a basis the method «The Economist»

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Rebels in Libya stormed the last pockets of resistance to Gaddafis forces

Seven months after the beginning of the revolution in Libya and the month after the capture of Tripoli, the resistance of the rebels have only a 2-towns — Sirte and Bani Walid. September 27, the rebels captured the port in the eastern part of Sirte, and another group of troops continued pressure from the west. Reporters for the conflict is always a couple of times changed term for these people. At first they were "protesting" (February), then "anti-government forces", "insurgents", and in the end, "revolutionaries." Now, when most of the country under their control, they became known as the "forces

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Russia has reduced in 2012 the export of unprocessed timber by 15.9%

Russia has reduced in 2012 the export of unprocessed timber by 15.9% to 17.6 mn m3 stated in the statistics of the Federal Customs Service of Russia.

Decline in exports was entirely due to a decline of 16.8% of deliveries to foreign countries, exports to the CIS countries, by contrast, grew by 34.9%. Exports of lumber almost unchanged at 11.14 million tonnes.

Exports of newsprint in 2012 to foreign countries decreased by 6.5% to 1.14 million tons, while exports to CIS countries increased by 63.6% to 157.4 thousand tons.

In 2012, plywood exports

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Russia lifts embargo on arms supplies to Libya

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The day before the addition of presidential powers Dmitry Medvedev issued a decree abolishing the embargo on arms supplies to Libya. According to the document, "all state agencies under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation" in their activities proceed from the fact that the earlier measures provided for by Presidential Decree shall not apply "to the sale, supply or transfer of Libyan arms and related materiel of all types, as well as the provision of training and the provision of technical, financial and other assistance intended solely to assist the Libyan authorities to ensure

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Russia is moving closer to Belarus: between states canceled transport control

With April 1, 2011and at all border points between Russia and Belarus will be canceled transport control.

As stated by First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, this decision is connected with the formation of Customs Union of — Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. According to Deputy Prime Minister, the same procedure with respect to the borders with Kazakhstan to be introduced to the July 1, 2011.

A senior official also stressed that "the customs union could take place when all forms of border control will be transferred to an external circuit." In addition, in the near

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Russia expands its exports of sugar

The increase in sugar production in the Russian Federation in the past year, and a decline in domestic prices will significantly increase the volume of sugar exports.

According to the operative data, the volume of exports for the year 2011 from the territory of the Russian Federation was 245 thousand tons. In addition to traditional Russian markets in the CIS countries, last year opened, and other areas.

According to the Federal Customs Service of Russia, new importing countries were the United Kingdom, Montenegro, Afghanistan, Syria, the U.S. and Italy. Their share in the total export volume of about

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Russian military aircraft sold $ 20 billion

"Rosoboronexport" for the last seven years abroad put 290 Russian aircraft worth over $ 20 billion. As stated in an interview to "Russia 24" Deputy Director General of the state company Alexander Mikheyev, a large part of the exports of aircraft fell on the "Su" and "MiG". According to Mikheyev, the aviation component traditionally is at least 40 percent of the total supply of "Rosoboronexport" and continues to grow.

Earlier, the state-owned company told, that for the period from 2001 to 2011, Russia sold abroad more than 400 military helicopters. Mikheev on air "Russia 24", in

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Japan may be headed for disaster

09.04.2013

The catastrophic earthquake in northern Japan, which took place in March 2011, not fully defused accumulated in this zone tectonic stresses, and in the next year and a half, we can expect a new earthquake of magnitude of about 9.0, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Alexis Lyubushin seismologist at the Institute Physics of the Earth named Schmidt.

 

 

He presented his report at the European Geosciences

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Russia in terms of military spending in 2011 for the first time rose to sixth place

By the volume of military spending in 2011, Russia for the first time in its recent history took 6th place in the world, pushing Germany to seventh place, and in dollar terms in Russian military spending in 2011 for the first time exceeded the pre-crisis 2008.

In calculating TSAMTO it comes to military spending at current prices (that is translated at the average exchange rate of the U.S. dollar for each specific year).

The calculations used data TSAMTO representing systematization official reports of ministries of finance, defense ministries and governments of the countries for which such

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Russia gave Uganda a second batch of Su-30MK2

Uganda Air Force received a second batch of Russian Su-30MK2, said Ugandan edition of Daily Monitor. What is the number of aircraft Russia has transferred Uganda is not known. According to the representative of the Air Force captain Kikonko Tabari (Kiconco Tabaro), the military did not disclose the details received military equipment or troop movements for security reasons.

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Russia gave Uganda the first batch of Su-30MK2 in July 2011. Information about the size of the party then also not been disclosed.

Currently, one of these aircraft does not fly, as is being repaired —

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