In previous edition of Voice of Russia's '.RU' - daily Runet review we've mentioned the customs service debacle in which one Russian e-shopper found himself, he purchased an Android phone which was not officially sold in Russia through a European e-retailer. Listen on air and read more on Voice of Russia's daily Runet review '.RU' at en.ria.ru/radio_dotru/.
During the meeting with ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions in Moscow at the beginning of July the Russian President has outlined the priorities of Russia's foreign policy. Touching upon Russia's relations with China, Vladimir Putin said they shouldn't threaten Russia's relations with other Asia-Pacific countries, including Vietnam, India and Japan, who are being concerned about China’s assertive foreign policy. Vyacheslav Matuzov, a former diplomat, and an international affairs analyst and Gleb Ivaschentsev, a former ambassador of Russia to South Korea, and Deputy Head of the Russia Apec studies center share their thoughts on the issue with the Voice of Russia's Agree or Disagree.
Here’s an odd story – apparently the latest Motorola Moto G released under the auspices of the IT giant Google is… illegal in Russia. One online shopper, Evgeniy Yarutkin, tried importing the device into Russia after buying it at one of European e-retailers. However, when he tried to claim his parcel at the post office, he was told that he needed customs clearance. To his surprise, he seemingly became the defendant in a criminal case when he tried to return the phone. Let’s have a closer look. Listen on air and read more on Voice of Russia's daily Runet review '.RU' at en.ria.ru/radio_dotru/.
Forty percent of the Russian population smokes, of which 60 percent being men and more than 20 percent women. Among youth, one-fourth smoke. Thus, the country has one of the highest male smoking rates in the world and one of the highest youth smoking rates in Eastern Europe.
Now that smoking in Russia has been banned in public places, owners of office spaces might feel the affect as well. This sector though has been facing this problem for a year already, as it's the previous anti-tobacco package that banned smoking in offices and workplaces last summer. As a result, it is increasingly common to see office managers smoking outdoors in all weather conditions across Russian cities now.
Statistics say that in the weeks since Russia's ban on smoking in eateries went into effect at the start of last month, restaurant and bar revenues have dropped by up to 20 percent. The data might also be worrisome for hotel owners. Apart from being one of the world’s biggest tobacco-consuming countries, Russia is among the top travel spots.
The ban on smoking in restaurants, cafes and bars is going to be one of the most effective ways to curb smoking in Russia, Health Ministry officials think. However, restaurateurs are certain that the measure will mostly likely cut their business, rather than radically reduce the number of smokers.
The tobacco business is most probably going to feel the bulk of impact from the new wave of prohibitive measures. Russia is now the world's second largest cigarette market.
People who claim to be worried about global warming are actually the ones using up more electricity than those who deem the problem "too far away to worry about," according to what a new study commissioned by the UK government has discovered.
Scotland may be launching tourists into space by the year 2018, if everything goes as planned. The UK government has already picked out six probable spots in Scotland in which it thinks can be used to move both tourists and satellites into outer space. The possible sites are as follows: Stornoway Airport, Kinloss Barracks, RAF Lossiemouth, Glasgow Prestwick, RAF Leuchars and Campbeltown Airport. However, the first two places on the list do not offer a lot of runway space for travel of this kind.
There are social networks for everyone these days based on language, geographical location, interests and other, sometimes unexpected parameters. For example, there’s a whole social network, just for cats – well, their owners. Listen on air and read more on our daily Runet review '.RU' at the voiceofrussia.com.
The "Childhood" choir from the city of Blagoveshchensk in Russia's Amur region has won a gold medal at the World Choir Games under way in Riga, Latvia.
Regular monitoring is crucial for people suffering from eating disorders, since even the smallest changes in a person’s eating habits could develop into severe health problems. Eating disorders are also hard to spot, especially if the affected individual is of a normal weight.
The American Psychiatric Association only recently recognized binge eating disorder as a diagnosable condition. It defines binge eating as "recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most people would eat under similar circumstances, with episodes marked by feelings of lack of control."
In Voice of Russia's weekly entertaining show From Moscow With Love with its unrivaled hosts Vasily Strelnikov and Natalia Stefanova will tell you about the most interesting events in Moscow, Russia and the World. This week, Vasily is losing sleep over things that shouldn’t worry the typical Russian. The Internet, dual citizenship and his pay parking permit. To cool off, he visits one of the tallest buildings in Russia – the Imperia skyscraper and shares his impressions. There’s also an account of the Soviet Space Shuttle – Buran being moved from Gorky Park to a new location. Meanwhile, Natasha is getting ready for another trip to London, which means having to go through the entire process of visa application at the British Embassy in Moscow.
We’ve talked about some of the initiatives to make the internet a safer place for kids – such as while lists, parental filters and so on in the previous edition of Voice of Russia's '.RU' - daily Runet review. Well, actually, perhaps these parental filters can protect not only children, but their parents. While lawmakers generally insist that access to information online should be limited as to protect the vulnerable hearts and minds of minors from being exposed to violence, nasty propaganda and other clearly adult content, they often overlook one thing that kids definitely should not do without parental supervision – spend money. Listen on air and read more on our daily Runet review '.RU' at the voiceofrussia.com.
Two-thirds of Russians (64 percent) believe that a military conflict involving nuclear arms is possible, the Moscow-based Kommersant newspaper reports, citing the results of a poll held by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) in late June.
Bulimia is an eating disorder closely related to anorexia. A person suffering from bulimia alternates between binging and purging. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, bulimics usually appear to be of average body weight which makes it harder to identify affected individuals.
The gun control debate in the US has intensified over the last years due to the surging number of shooting sprees. Though mass shootings happen all around the world, they are largely regarded as an American social phenomenon.