Where the waste of thermal power plants turned the lake into the turquoise Maldives, how much car owners spend on maintaining their cars, which areas of Moscow can become ghettos, why city residents are sick more often, but villagers live longer – about this and many other things in our survey.
… Residents of Novosibirsk in social networks are actively sharing photos and videos of the reservoir with turquoise water, because of what this place is dubbed the local Maldives. However, the lake is not a natural miracle, but an ash dump where the waste of CHP-5 is dumped. And so bright color it gives calcium, so go into the water is dangerous.
Stanislav Razhev: Ash dump of CHP-5 aka Siberian Maldives.
… The cost per square meter in the elite new buildings in Moscow exceeded 1 million rubles.
… Prices for resale in the country reached a four-year high. In June, the average price of a “square” on the secondary market increased by 7.8% – up to 64.8 thousand rubles.
… In Kamchatka, due to the abnormal heat of 50 degrees, an apartment building tilted: piles are shifting near the building, residents were evacuated.
… Two thirds of Russians regularly recycle at no extra charge, Kommersant writes. 64% of Russian workers work in the evening, at night and on weekends. In this case, compensation for overtime is achieved only by a third of the employees, such conditions were called bonded.
… Using the services of a taxi is more profitable than driving a private car, according to one third of Russians. 78% of motorists use taxi services, 44% use cab drivers several times a month, about a third change from personal transport to a taxi several times a week. 40% of motorists spend on taxi less than 500 rubles per month, 18% – 1-3 thousand rubles. 25% of motorists annually spend 30-50 thousand rubles for the maintenance of a personal car, 17% – from 51 to 80 thousand.
… Social networks around the world captured BottleCapChallenge – a flash mob for opening bottles in various ways. Permyachka Anna Saranina knocked the lid off the flask of water with an accurate shot from a crossbow.
… Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that large banks should invest in lending to small and medium-sized businesses instead of lending to the public – so there will be no new production and new jobs.
… Almost half of the participants of the online voting (about 8,000) on the choice of the name for the park, which is being built on the site of the burnt down Zimnyaya Chery shopping center in Kemerovo, would like to call it the Angelov Square – too many children died there.
… Moscow’s diversity and heterogeneity play a cruel joke on it – experts talk about the financial and ethnic stratification that can lead to the emergence of real ghettos. At risk – the sleeping areas of the old and new buildings, but the problems are selected and to the city center. In the list of the most vulnerable to ghettoization areas include Vykhino, Karacharovo, Kotelniki, Tekstilshchiki, Kapotnya, Lyublino, Staroye Marino, Biryulyovo, Golyanovo and Metrogorodok. What other areas are at risk and why, Lenta will tell. An indicator of the disadvantage of the area can be considered the abundance of tents with shawarma, the presence of such tenants as “All 350” (clothing), “Ivanovsky / Belarusian knitwear”. ”
… Internet users were amazed by the clip of the blind pianist. Danil Bolshakov in a strict suit and a snow-white wig on the shore of the Gulf of Finland played until the piano burned to the ground.
Danila Bolshakov: Burning piano.
… Vice-Premier Tatyana Golikova states: because of bad ecology, city residents are sick 1.5 times more often than in villages. But the high availability of medical care allows them to live longer than people in rural areas.
… In Moscow, built the highest residential skyscraper in Europe. The 101-storey One Tower will appear in Moscow City. It is only slightly inferior to the St. Petersburg "Lakhta Center."
… Deputies suggest abolishing fines for over-toning cars.
… The country counted 62.5 thousand abandoned construction projects. The Accounts Chamber explained that the bulk of the unfinished projects are objects financed by the regions.
… The state absorbed the Russian economy, leaving no room for private business, writes Lenta.ru. According to the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the state and state-owned companies control 70% of the country's economy. And no improvement is foreseen in this: Russians avoid doing business, fearing pressure from the government and security officials.
… Medvedev approved the project of the first private highway – the “Meridian” highway with a length of almost 2000 km. It must pass from the border of Russia and Belarus to the border with Kazakhstan, connecting Europe and China. The project cost is 600 billion rubles.
… The last catastrophic flood in the Irkutsk region, as a result of which hundreds of settlements were under water, and about 30 people died, was the result of a massive deforestation that took place in the USSR 40 years ago. As a result, the intensity of floods and floods increases, streams grow shallower, the groundwater level decreases, wells dry up and valuable species of fish disappear.
… Scientists at the Swiss Technical Institute who are engaged in research on climate change considered Russia a key to saving the world from an environmental catastrophe that global warming will lead to. Experts believe that it is necessary not only to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, but also to plant a billion hectares of forest (this is comparable to the territory of the United States). Russia has the greatest potential for this. New forests are able to absorb about 200 billion tons of carbon dioxide – almost 2/3 of the volume that has entered the atmosphere due to human activities since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Landing 1 trillion. trees will cost $ 300 billion