What happened on the night of May 2
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation confirmed the evacuation of more than 200 people from Sudan
At the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation told about the evacuation more than 200 people from Sudan. According to the agency, among the evacuees are employees of the Russian diplomatic mission and representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry. The evacuation is carried out by decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian military department clarified that in addition to the Russians, citizens of the CIS countries and a number of friendly foreign states are being taken out of Sudan, who turned to Russia for help in this matter.
NBC: US military monitors hot air balloon over Hawaii
US military follow the balloon of unknown origin, which flew over the Hawaiian Islands. This is reported by the NBC channel, citing officials. The balloon was spotted over Hawaii. It is noted that he kept his distance from American secret facilities. Currently, according to the channel, it is slowly moving over the Pacific Ocean and follows towards Mexico. According to the channel, the American authorities do not think that the ball belongs to China. The US military failed to establish who exactly owns the object and what its purpose is.
Biden invites congressional leaders to White House amid threat of default
United States President Joe Biden invited the leaders of the Congress USA on May 9 for a meeting at the White House. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen earlier in a letter to lawmakers expressed confidence that without raising or suspending the debt ceiling, the US administration will not be able to fully service its obligations from June 1.
The Russian Armed Forces destroyed a wagon with ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the railway station in Kramatorsk
Rocket and artillery units of the group of forces “South” hit the train station in Kramatorsk in the Soledaro-Bakhmut direction and destroyed a wagon of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with ammunition. This was announced on May 2 by the head of the group’s press center, Vadim Astafyev. In addition, the Russian military near Konstantinovka attacked the temporary deployment points of the 24th separate mechanized brigade, as well as the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Duma and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have prepared a project on the “Russian shelf” in retail chains
Deputies of the United Russia faction in the State Duma and the Ministry of Industry and Trade have developed a bill obliging retail chains to create shelves with non-food products from Russian manufacturers. Appropriate amendments are being made to the law “On the Fundamentals of State Regulation of Trade Activities in the Russian Federation”, write “Izvestia” with reference to the document.
At first, the mechanism is proposed to be used only on non-food products, and its extension to food products is possible at the second stage. The initiative is designed to increase the competitiveness of domestic consumer goods
The State Duma is developing a bill on payments for a long marriage
State Duma deputies from the Liberal Democratic Party are developing a bill on the introduction of support measures throughout the country in the form of payments for married couples for the duration of marriage after 20 years of being in it. About it informs TASS, referring to one of the developers of the initiative. For every 5 years, it is proposed to pay 20 thousand rubles to each spouse, provided that people have been married for more than 20 years. The press service of the Liberal Democratic Party noted that the bill is planned to be sent for review to the government before the end of this spring session of the State Duma.
Passport in the clouds: what scares the digitalization of basic documents
Last summer, the Ministry of Digital Development froze the project of digital passports. As the head of the department, Maksut Shadayev, said at the time, there were more serious problems. But already in February 2023, he spoke in favor of the accelerated introduction of digital documents. The initiative was supported by Vladimir Putin and instructed to prepare a draft decree by the beginning of May. There was also a new idea – to use the Gosuslugi portal as an identity card. Survey data from the research center of the SuperJob portal say that the proportion of opponents of electronic documents in Russia is growing. Why is this happening, understood “Profile”.