Russia through the hidden eye (continuation)

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This is all: continuation of my long thread:
I remembered that someone was talking about how in some forums, more loaded threads "fold" and some of their content can disappear. And that's why I'm continuing. (Some people have 100 threads, so no problem.)
And so.:)
 
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Sociohumanitarian engineering - priorities of the present for the future


*The picture is the logo of the International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference Connect-Universum. "Organizing international “intelligent communications networks” (R. Collins); new interdisciplinary project teams and “invisible colleges” (groups of scholars and practitioners dealing with the most pressing problems of social communications and contemporary digital network society); contributing to the progress of the world scientific and educational community and its ability to rise above any political contexts with an awareness of their contextual transient nature. The main organizer of the International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference Connect-Universum is Tomsk State University (TSU) represented by the TSU Department of Social Communications. Tomsk is a Siberian city with more than 400 years of history, the university capital of Russia; it is listed among the hundred world’s best student cities according to the QS agency (Quacquarelli Symonds). The Connect-Universum Online Conference has almost a 20-year long history..."

There was such a thing.

“On November 27, TSU invites you to join the Zoom broadcast of the plenary part of the V International transdisciplinary scientific and Practical web conference Connect—Universum-2020. Topic: "The post-pandemic future of the University: possible models, their potential and risks". The event will be held in the format of panel discussions and will open the program of the V International Forum of University Cities.<...>The Connect-Universum virtual platform will bring together representatives of the academic community from the UK, Canada, USA, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia.”

Small details. It is, in general, the whole of this upcoming mini-series is a minor detail before I proceed with the love affair between the Russian system strategists and the club of Rome. But, as is becoming increasingly clear: the club of Rome is never far away when it comes to Russia's future development. So it is possible that at some point and he will also appear during the short impromptu walk through of Tomsk State University (TSU).

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“The students of the Institute of Economics and management will be supported by the donation "leaders of the future" (26.04.2023)

As part of the donation fund of Tomsk State University (TSU) is formed donation number 4 "Leaders of the future". The mission of the new target capital is to maintain the best traditions of higher economic education at Tomsk State University and to form a culture of philanthropy for the development of the alma mater. From 2024 students from the Institute of Economics and management will be paid nominal scholarships at the expense of capital, and students from all faculties and institutes of TSU will be able to receive support for the development of start-ups in the future.„

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Pandemic " led " Tomsk scientists to social networks to promote science - 18.04.2023

More than 20 young scientists from Tomsk participated in an international study on the impact of the covid pandemic on their work and careers. The survey of respondents showed that forced work "remotely" turns out to be not only difficult for scientists – thanks to online conferences, Tomsk scientists expanded the geography of their participation in such events, and social networks became a place to communicate with an audience interested in obtaining new knowledge. The study gave the opportunity to identify new trends in modern scientific communication.

Galina Serbina, deputy director of the Scientific Library of TSU, as part of an international research group, analyzed the impact of the covid pandemic on the careers of young scientists. In the project team, the official of Tomsk State University became the only representative of Russia.

The work was carried out within the framework of the Harbingers-2 Project, organized by the international independent Interdisciplinary research group CIBER Research (UK) led by Professor Dave Nicholas (University of Tennessee, USA). In 2020-2022 representatives from eight countries interviewed scientists in depth about their work and careers during the pandemic. This made it possible to identify new trends in modern scientific communication. And although Russia's official participation in this project was suspended in February 2022 (the project was officially completed in November 2022), by a joint decision of the project managers, the library management and the interviewers, the TSU employee fully fulfilled his scientific duties. Articles on the results of the study continue to be published.

For reference: CIBER Research (Great Britain) under the leadership of Professor Dave Nicholas is a long-time partner of the National Library of TSU, the library together with Professor FIPN, leading researcher of the Faculty of Philology of TSU Elena Dutchak has already conducted joint research with this group on scientific communications and organized a laboratory of library and communication research.

The study "Harbingers-2" was supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (USA). This charitable non-profit organization provides grants to support original research and education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics.„

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news TSU 26.04.2023

How the Tomsk carbon landfill will help reduce the carbon footprint

Tomsk State University scientists together with their colleagues will launch a series of new climate observations at the regional carbon landfill in 2024: currently, the project participants are expecting expensive equipment to study the carbon cycle, and after its installation they will begin experiments.

What is a carbon landfill and what role does this site have for the global "green agenda", said TSU Professor Lyudmila Borilo.

Carbon dioxide (co₂) emissions into the atmosphere are considered to be the main cause of climate change on Earth. Experts call the carbon footprint the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated as a result of human or enterprise activity. The global "green agenda" involves minimizing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere – achieving so-called carbon neutrality.

"Green" monitoring
As previously reported, the project to open carbon landfills was launched in 2021 by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Currently, 17 such sites are already operating in Russia, and there will be 80 of them in total.

Carbon polygons of Russia, Infographic: RIA Tomsk

"The project really covers all natural ecosystems represented in Russia. This diversity is necessary in order to establish monitoring in the presented zones according to international standards and methods," says Borilo.

Carbon footprint assessment has been carried out in Russia before, but it was impossible to fit it into the global picture because of the difference in methods of calculating carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Now, Russian researchers will use equipment and techniques that are used in other countries. To do this, the Ministry of Education and Science will equip research bases with appropriate equipment.

"In order to integrate into the global system, Russian researchers will receive American equipment and apply European techniques. Thus, we will support the global "green agenda", and our research will help to obtain accurate data necessary to protect the ecology of the planet," says Lyudmila Borilo.

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The landfill in the Tomsk region is part of a large–scale strategic project "Global Earth changes: climate, ecology, quality of life", implemented with the support of the federal program "Priority 2030". 15 universities are participating in the project, its goal is to study the transformation of the environment during global warming.

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In addition to monitoring, landfills are needed to develop technologies that allow efficient accumulation of carbon from water, air and soil for subsequent processing or disposal. Experts call this work decarbonization, and its ultimate goal is to compensate for environmental damage from greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

For this work, carbon farms are being created at landfills.

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For this purpose, scientists of the Siberian Botanical Garden of TSU select plants to create a carbon farm. They focus on agricultural crops that are already cultivated in the region and are able to absorb atmospheric carbon in a significant amount, such as wheat, corn, sunflower. For them, cultivation technologies have already been worked out, only adjustments are required for the specifics of carbon farming.”

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Priority 2030: Botanic garden scientists are looking for plants that actively absorb carbon - 29.09.2022

One of the main climate challenges facing humanity is to reduce the level of carbon in the atmosphere. In order to reduce the concentration of this element, which is the main component of greenhouse gases, different approaches are being developed. One of them is the creation of carbon farms – territories with plants capable of absorbing carbon from the air as efficiently as possible and transforming it into a soil form. Currently, scientists of the Botanical Garden of Tomsk State University are conducting research aimed at selecting such plants for a carbon farm being created as part of a large climate project in the Tomsk region.

– The farm will be located in the floodplain of the Ob River and will become part of a carbon landfill that TSU is creating together with partners to study the carbon cycle and test chemical and biological technologies for its capture, accumulation and storage, – explains Anastasia Burenina, project executor, researcher at the Laboratory of Rare Plants of SibBS TSU. – Currently, the project "Assessment of the productive potential of agricultural crops for carbon farms in the subtaiga zone of Western Siberia" is being implemented on the basis of the Botsad. Its task is to assess the production potential – the intensity of photosynthesis, the structure of the crop and other characteristics of traditional crops and promising introducers in order to select an assortment of plants for the creation of carbon farms.
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It should be added that the project to find plants that absorb carbon from the atmosphere as efficiently as possible is part of large-scale interdisciplinary research implemented by TSU within the framework of the stratproject "Global Earth Changes: climate, ecology, quality of Life", supported by the federal program "Priority 2030".”

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Tomsk carbon landfill will receive equipment for 80 million rubles - 04.04.2023

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in 2023 allocated 80 million rubles for the purchase of equipment for a carbon landfill in the Tomsk region. A large-scale climate project aimed at monitoring the carbon cycle and creating greenhouse gas sequestration technologies is being implemented by a large interdisciplinary team bringing together participants from the Large University of Tomsk: Tomsk State University, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, IMKES SB RAS, Institute of Petroleum Chemistry SB RAS and SIBNIISKHIT. TSU is the operator of the project.
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As Lyudmila Borilo notes, Siberian ecosystems have a significant impact on the formation of the climate on the planet. For example, Siberian swamps are the most efficient carbon sink and storage on Earth. We can say that they provide an ecosystem service to the whole planet. Research will help to find out what the volumes of emissions and absorption in the study area are.
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At the same time, the carbon landfill serves as a platform for the creation and testing of technologies aimed at reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To do this, TSU scientists are developing chemical and biological technologies for carbon sequestration. In particular, the staff of the Biological Institute and the Botsad of TSU grow and test plants with an increased ability to accumulate carbon. The approbation takes place on a carbon farm at the station "Kaibasovo" TSU. It is also part of the carbon landfill and is the main site for monitoring the carbon cycle in the ecosystem – the Ob floodplain. The Ob is the longest river in Russia and plays an important climate-regulating role.

One of the sites of the carbon landfill - the TSU Kaibasovo station

It should be added that the carbon landfill of the Tomsk region is a significant part of the large–scale strategic project "Global Earth Changes: climate, ecology, quality of life", implemented by TSU with the support of the Priority 2030 program. In 2020, a consortium of the same name was created, bringing together the scientific potential of about 15 leading universities and academic institutes in Russia in order to jointly study the transformation of the environment, human health, society and economy caused by global climate change.”

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Federal Program of Strategic Academic Leadership "Priority-2030"

Strategic projects

Global Earth changes: climate, ecology, quality of life

The main focus of the project is the assessment and forecast of the full carbon cycle in the Arctic zone of Russia and Northern Asia. The results obtained will make it possible to make a long-term forecast of the state of the Arctic system, refine existing climate models and formulate a proposal for a set of necessary measures to protect against the effects of climate change.

Consortium "Global Earth Changes: climate, ecology, quality of life"
The purpose of the consortium is to implement the Strategic Project of the TSU Development Program "Global Earth Changes: climate, ecology, quality of life" as a set of interrelated activities aimed at solving the above-mentioned tasks, a scientifically based understanding of the processes causing global climate warming and their consequences, the development of human resources, including the implementation of new educational programs and additional professional programs in in the interests of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation and economic sectors; implementation of projects for the development of the social sphere and import substitution programs; ensuring scientific, technological and innovative development and improving the m/n competitiveness of the consortium Participants.”

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My chosen accent from the publication:
"In order to integrate into the global system, Russian researchers will receive American equipment and apply European techniques. Thus, we will support the global "green agenda", and our research will help to obtain accurate data necessary to protect the ecology of the planet," says Lyudmila Borilo.

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I forgot about little carbon from 2021.
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05.10.2021
The first carbon capture facility in Russia will be created in Tomsk

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation has approved a project that will create the first carbon test site in the Tomsk Region. The project envisions monitoring climate-active gases as well as designing technologies for capturing, storing, and neutralizing them. One of the instruments that will significantly lower the industrial carbon footprint will be the first direct carbon capture facility in Russia.

It will be developed by TSU and the Engineering Chemical Technology Centre (ECTC) and will be implemented by a large interdisciplinary team of the University of Tomsk: TSU, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics SB RAS, IMCES SB RAS, IPC SB RAS, and Siberian Research Institute of Agriculture and Peat.

The carbon test site is one of the priorities of the consortium Global Earth Changes: Climate, Ecology, Quality of Life, initiated by TSU. Some of the participation agreements were signed during the forum U-NOVUS 2021.

The Tomsk regional carbon test site will become a part of the test site network created under the order of Vladimir Putin. The network will solve both climate and economic issues,” explains Lyudmila Borilo, executive director of the TSU Center of Excellence TSSW: Siberian Institute of the Future. “The first issue is decarbonization, which means lowering carbon emissions – one of the main components of greenhouse gases. Experts say that if humanity does not lower carbon emissions level by 2100, the average temperature will rise by 3.5-5.2 degrees Celsius, which will lead to natural, economic, and social disasters. Climate transformation already causes a negative effect on the environment, and it gets worse every year.”

<…>Scientists will monitor carbon levels in the air, water, and soil using new approaches like aero- or unmanned platforms. There are plans to build a carbon farm there too, to develop and test technologies of carbon absorption and its neutralization or recycling.

Tomsk scientist scans for dangerous carbon

“There are now two types of sequestration technology – biological and chemical,” explains Ludmila Borilo. “Biological approaches use the ability of plants and soil to capture and absorb carbon.[...]The other set of instruments for maintaining carbon balance are chemical technologies, beginning with sorption materials. Tomsk scientists will present their own solutions in this area.

The newest instrument for carbon sequestration is a direct air capture facility. There are only a few of them, actively worked on by scientists from Europe and the US. For example, German scientists are creating a plant for capturing CO2 and recycling it into a clear carbon granulated powder. This will clear the atmosphere from greenhouse gases and industry will have new raw material for high-tech manufacturing.

There are as yet no projects like this in Russia. TSU scientists with specialists from the Engineering Chemical Technology Centre (ECTC) will create the first one. ECTC has a great deal of experience in designing recycling technologies.

The second important task for the Russian carbon test site network is ensuring the place of the Russian economy on the global market. Due to the carbon tax being enforced by the EU, Russia can pay billions and lose the export market for products with a carbon footprint such as metal, oil, and wheat.

To remedy this, Russia will need effective sequestration technologies to lower the emission level and our own monitoring data that will prove the ability of Russian ecosystems to absorb carbon.

“Currently, the numbers are not in our favor,” notes Ludmila Borilo. “The EU data states that German forests absorb ten times more carbon than the Russian. It is obviously untrue, but we need to prove it. A network monitoring all the country’s major ecosystems will provide the necessary data and prove that Russia with its natural resources does an ecosystemic favor to the whole planet. It needs to be counted towards the carbon quota allocation under the Paris treaty.”

The project Carbon Test Site of the Tomsk Region also aims to educate new specialists, who will participate in monitoring, creating new carbon sequestration technologies, and implementing them via various climate projects.

In the Year of Science and Technology, under the President’s order, 80 carbon test sites should be created. They will monitor and study the carbon cycle in different ecosystems – forests, steppes, tundra, bodies of water, etc. This will assess the real carbon balance of Russia and develop and implement projects to reduce the carbon footprint.

Studying global changes in climate, ecology, and quality of life is one of the TSU priorities included in the ten-year development strategy of the university.
Its scientists investigate the thawing of permafrost, the changing landscapes of the Arctic and Siberia, greenhouse gas emissions and their transfer to oceans, and the transformation of the Arctic indigenous peoples’ traditional lifestyle caused by global heating. The results will help adapt the nation to climate and environmental transformation.”

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After this good carbon catch, which will save my thread for an entire year ahead from dangerous carbonization, let's move on to the rest of the report from Tomsk - the university capital of Russia.

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13.12.2021 - 110 teams will compete in Counter-Strike to win 550,000 Rubles

The tournament is supported by TSU, TSU Center for Applied Big Data Analysis, expert-analytical center Policy in Research and Education, and Colizeum, a network of cybersport clubs.
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The organizers note that the tournament has several goals: to develop and endorse cybersport among students; to promote a healthy lifestyle and good approach to cybersport training; to organize student hobbies; and to study the use of cybersports in education.

“Cybersport is very important today; especially in academia– we can use cybersport and its elements in education. You upgrade your character in-game and it ‘upgrades’ you back, your cognitive abilities. The way people think, react, what they feel while gaming – we want to research that in the university and implement the results into our educational programs. The National University Cybersport Association functions to involve more universities in our organization,” says Ilya Demeshkin, head of the cybersport division of the TSU Center for Applied Big Data Analysis.

Cybersport studies are a part of the TSU strategic project Social and Human Engineering in the Priority 2030 program. .."

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Priority 2030: Neurotechnologies will help humanitarians in scientific research - 19.10.2022

Anthropologists, philosophers, linguists and other TSU researchers of a socio-humanitarian profile have completed an internship in Moscow at the Neurotrend company, which is a partner of the Center for Neuroscience of Tomsk State University. In the neural laboratory, they studied the features of data processing on new software that has a number of functional advantages over foreign analogues. The new knowledge will expand the subject field and interdisciplinary context of TSU research projects in Economics and Decision Science, modern education, linguistics and philosophy.

20 employees and students of TSU took part in internships. They studied the principles of organizing a neuroscientific experiment and the development of experimental design; worked out the technical aspects of conducting research using an eytracker, a bio bracelet, an encephalograph and other neurodevices; independently processed data on this equipment and tested hypotheses in their own mini-cases.
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In June, at the opening of the TSU Neuroscience Center, researchers from various fields of knowledge showed interest in neurotechnologies, recalls [Director of the TSU Neuroscience Center] Anastasia Peshkovskaya. The project case session brought together philologists, historians, economists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, linguists, sociologists, representatives of clinical medicine, modern education, cultural scientists, specialists in the field of design. As a result, 16 research cases were developed, each of which is based on neuroscientific research questions and data that can be obtained exclusively using neurotechnologies.

– At the opening of the center, we received requests for internships, and Neurotrend and I planned trips to the laboratory. Today, the cases developed in June are unfolding into full–scale projects, and some have already won competitions for grants," the director of the center notes. – Currently, TSU, the Neuroscience Center and Neurotrend are jointly creating an ecosystem with real tools and platforms where it is possible to implement unprecedented projects and produce new products, technologies and knowledge useful for students and employees of universities, private companies and the public sector.



For reference: Neuroscience is one of the most dynamically developing interdisciplinary fields, to which numerous discoveries in the field of behavioral and social sciences, medicine and psychology are due. The TSU Neuroscience Center opened in July 2022. His work focuses on research and development in the field of education and talent realization, behavioral economics, quality of life and health preservation, including in the framework of projects on cognitive engineering and personalized medicine.”
 

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*Image from the page for Priority 2030 program on Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, which begins with: "The goal of the Priority 2030 program is to form a group of universities that will become leaders in creating new scientific knowledge, technologies, and developments for implementation in the Russian economy and social sphere."

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TSU Telegram channel

"Neural network on the channel: the future of content?

Hello, friends! For the next few days, our Telegram channel will be managed by a neural network. It will create a variety of content — texts and images. We want to test how well artificial intelligence can replace humans in creating content.

Will the texts be interesting and informative? Will you notice the difference between human-made texts and AI? Leave your observations and questions in the comments.

(Illustration: this is how, according to the neural network, Telegram TSU looks like)

#neural network #MdjrnBot #ChatGPT t.me/tomsk university/4149 Mar 28 [2023]"

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A few months back in time, to the news from the TSU page on 30.11.2022:

Scientific groups of Tomsk State University have won grants from the Russian Science Foundation following the results of the 2022 competition

The Russian Science Foundation summed up the results of the competition of projects of small individual scientific groups in 2022. The Expert Council selected 2017 projects based on the results of the examination, including 19 grants for projects led by TSU employees.

The main objective of the competition is to create and develop new topics for research teams (including determining the object and subject of research, drawing up a research plan, choosing research methods) and forming research teams. Grants are allocated for the implementation of fundamental scientific research and exploratory scientific research in 2023-2024 in the branches of knowledge specified in the tender documentation, with a subsequent possible extension of the deadline for one or two years.

The amount of one grant of the RSF is up to 1.5 million rubles annually. Detailed information is available in the section of the RSF website "Contests".

TSU projects that won the RSF grant competition [among them]:

1. Pchelintsev V.A. - Development of geometric methods for estimating the energy levels of quantum billiards; 2. Danilkin E.A. - Development of a micro-scale mathematical model and computational technologies for the study and prediction of the processes of vehicle emissions propagation in urban neighborhoods using a supercomputer ;

11. Rezanova Z.I. - Risk communication in the field of healthcare in the conditions of infodemia: transformation of meanings in socially relevant discourses

12. Myagkov M.G. - Research of narratives in social media using big data analysis technology (on the example of narratives about vaccination against COVID-19)
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8. Simakova A.V. - Nutrients of terrestrial invertebrates – a source of food raw materials of new quality
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Forward again, to 28 March 2023 - TSU Telegram channel.

"Valuable additives for the food industry

TSU scientists are developing valuable additives based on invertebrates that can be used in the food industry to ensure the country's food security.

TSU biologists note that invertebrates are an environmentally friendly source of protein, vitamins and trace elements. As part of a new project supported by the RSF, scientists are investigating crickets, marble cockroaches, and mollusks. These animals contain few calories, reproduce quickly and are not fastidious in content.

Biologists, using specialized nutrition, provide an increased content of vitamins and trace elements in the diet of invertebrates, and at the next stage of the project they will analyze the biomass to find out how species accumulate useful elements.

The results of the study will help to learn how to manage the concentration of vitamins and trace elements in the biomass of invertebrates.

P.S. The text written by a living person can be read
here.

#neural network #ChatGPT #MdjrnBot t.me/tomskuniversity/4152 Mar 28 [2023]

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“The text written by a living person can be read here.” There we go: Tomsk State University, News, 28.03.2023."

The TSU biologists create valuable additives based on invertebrates

The search and introduction of new protein sources into the food industry is a promising trend in ensuring food security in the world. More and more countries are using invertebrates as a source of protein. Scientists of Tomsk State University, within the framework of a new project supported by the Russian Science Foundation, are exploring the possibility of creating food additives with a controlled composition of nutrients. Crickets, marble cockroaches, mollusks and earthworms will be used as model species for obtaining animal protein and essential nutrients.

– Terrestrial invertebrates are very rarely used in Russia, although they are of interest for use as food for humans, animal feed, in biomedicine
, – said Anastasia Simakova, project manager, Head of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the TSU Biological Institute. – The purpose of our research is to develop biologically active food additives based on invertebrate biomass – a rich and at the same time eco–friendly source of protein, vitamins and trace elements. Each person's body has its own characteristics, the need for nutrients in the population is different, so we intend to learn how to regulate the concentration of vitamins and trace elements in the biomass of invertebrates.


“one of the most promising sources of protein and vitamins”

As a promising source of protein and biologically active substances biologists study marble cockroaches, crickets, mollusks and earthworms. The researchers explain their choice by the fact that the listed species contain few calories, increase weight very quickly, reproduce well, are unpretentious in content. At the same time, these animals have a short life cycle, which allows scientists to track how much a particular species assimilates and accumulates a certain nutrient element.

At the beginning of a series of experiments, biologists determined the initial nutrient composition in the biomass of the selected species. Then the first offspring of invertebrates were transferred to a diet where they receive certain vitamins and trace elements. At the next stage, an analysis of biomass will be carried out, which will show how each of the species accumulates the necessary components, which of them is the most promising for use as the basis of dietary supplements. Minerals and vitamins consumed by invertebrates are converted into a bioavailable form, which can be used to quickly overcome immunodeficiency of various etiologies in humans and animals.

– We are not talking about replacing the usual food for the population – beef, pork, chicken and other types of protein – with invertebrates, – Anastasia Simakova clarifies. – The essence of the idea and the project is precisely in the supply to the human body of those vital elements that we do not receive in the right amount due to our habitual nutrition.

Invertebrates are also favored as a promising source of raw materials by the fact that there are no toxic substances in the biomass of animals raised for food. Only edible insects that do not produce or accumulate toxins are cultivated in industry.

Economically, the cultivation of invertebrates is more cost-effective than traditional agriculture. To produce one kilogram of invertebrate protein: requires an average of 500 times less water, 12 times less feed and ten times less land area than the production of one kilogram of protein from beef. In addition, scientists note other significant advantages of this type of protein: insect microflora is not pathogenic to humans, and the product itself is safe from a microbiological point of view, since invertebrates are grown in an isolated environment, they have minimal ability to cause allergic reactions for humans.

In addition, the amino acid composition of invertebrate protein is extremely rich and diverse, which is why oysters, shrimps, crabs have long been used to improve the body and restore strength. Terrestrial invertebrates are no worse than marine ones, but they live next to us, they can easily be grown on mini-farms even in the harsh conditions of Siberia.

the images from the article of Tomsk State University

Quite a lot of promising start-ups for the cultivation of invertebrates are being implemented abroad. Thus, the Israeli company Hargol FoodTech is a world leader in the cultivation of grasshoppers, produces protein powder from locusts and dried insects. The company's products are in great demand all over the world as an ingredient for protein shakes, bars and pasta.

We should add that the research conducted by TSU scientists, among other things, will be important for the development of biomedicine. The identification of the dependence of the properties of the nutrient composition of invertebrates on the composition of the feed consumed by them will allow the creation of technologies for the industrial cultivation of biomass with certain properties and chemical composition, which will also be in demand in biomedicine for the production of biologically active forms of vitamins, trace elements, enzymes and other substances.


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TSU, Priority 2030 program page.

"The Priority 2030 program” will concentrate resources to ensure the contribution of Russian universities to achieving the national development goals of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2030, increase the scientific and educational potential of universities and scientific organizations, as well as ensure the participation of higher education institutions in the socio-economic development of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

The goal of the Priority 2030 program is to form more than 100 progressive modern universities in Russia by 2030 - centers of scientific, technological, social and economic development of the country."

Just below this short priority 2030 text is a box with a "development agenda", which is worth considering separately. A small quote from the beginning:

"[...]The main directions of research in 2010-2020. They were determined by the content of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the focus on the quality of human life and society, which was decomposed into components: Environment, Physical Environment, Society and Man, with corresponding project pools and institutional formations (TSSW:Siberian Institute of the Future, Institute of "Smart Materials and Technologies", Institute of Man of the Digital Age, Institute of Biomedicine, respectively)."

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Another page for priority 2030:

TSU is in the first group of winners in the track "Research Leadership" of the Federal Program of Strategic Academic Leadership "Priority-2030".

Tomsk State University Development Program

The TSU development program is aimed at forming a set of solutions that respond to the big challenges stated in the Strategy of Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation.

The strategic goal is to form an innovative model of a world–class university in Russia – a leader in education, research and development.

TSU's strategic focus is focused on three large-scale levels.

The global level is the development of a world–class university as a global center for generating knowledge, research and human capital for the sustainable development of Russia and the world (civilization) in a new technological way.

The national level is the achievement of a breakthrough in key areas of the implementation of the SNTR of the Russian Federation and national goals to ensure the advanced development of the Russian Federation.

The regional level is the integration of resources and competencies for the implementation of the "Third Mission" of the university, aimed at accelerated socio–economic development of the region.

The federal program "Priority 2030" is aimed at forming a broad group of universities that will become leaders in creating new scientific knowledge, technologies and developments for implementation in the Russian economy and social sphere. A large-scale state project involves the transformation of the usual model of universities and their development in the logic of not only educational, but also world-class research centers.

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Priority2030, Strategic projects

Engineering (Synthetic) Biology 2.0: Bio-engineering, molecular and cellular engineering

Global Earth changes: climate, ecology, quality of life

Security technologies

Socio-humanitarian engineering: research and design of man and society


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Socio-humanitarian engineering: research and design of man and society

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The project is aimed at developing technologies that will contribute to human adaptation and development in the new digital environment. The main subject of research is the forms and technologies of increasing human capabilities in three areas: cognitive (neuroscience, artificial intelligence, cognitive science) – to expand cognitive and intellectual resources of a person, biological (cyborgization, bio-medicine, robotics) - to compensate and/or enhance body functions, media communication (new interfaces and communication formats).

The goal is to develop methods for identifying the principles of interaction between biological and technological and technologies for increasing (strengthening, supplementing, expanding – English augmentation) human capabilities in a globally developing technological world in three directions: cognitive, biological and media communication.

Consortium "Hybrid technologies of socio-humanitarian design of man and society of the future"

It was established in 2021 as part of an agreement on a consortium of organizations involved in the implementation of the Project "Socio-humanitarian Engineering: research and design of man and society".

The purpose of the consortium
Improving the effectiveness of breakthrough scientific research in the field of human and society design based on socio-, bio-, cognotechnology and artificial intelligence. Consolidation of intellectual, personnel, information and other resources in order to create a unified scientific and educational environment, search for and support talented young researchers and the formation of a training system in the interests of scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation.

The main directions and objectives of the strategic project

Project 1. "Strong intelligence: forms, methods and technologies of cognitive enhancement"
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Creating a platform of strong natural intelligence as a model of cognitive enhancement.

Research and testing of experimental cognitive practices (hybrid creativity, including the methodology of art &science; bio-art and bio-design, generative design, recombinant poetics and computer science (Neosentience)).

Creation of a model of a person's self-realization based on the analysis of his digital traces, analysis of information about education, professional samples, profiling using geographical, socio-demographic, physiological, socio-psychological, cognitive, behavioral data.

Project 2. "Bioethics, cyborgization, reincarnation technologies (embediment)":

Analysis of cases and practices of applying technological solutions related to cyborgization.


Development of recommendations of a socio-psychological and ethical nature aimed at increasing the level of adaptation of technologies related to cyborgization.

Empirical bioethics. Creation of normative ethical requirements related to real-life practices.

Project 3. "Modern media Anthropology":

Media communication amplification research based on big data methodology and digital modeling.

Development of linguistic models, work with digital archives and various cultural practices, which are based on the integration of a person into a media-communicative technological environment.

Project 4. "Visionary discourses and foresights":

Creation of a database and analysis of visionary discourses concerning technological development/technological transits.

The study of the influence of visionary discourses on the economic and political agenda.

Conducting open foresight activities based on various methodologies (foresight sessions, experimental art&science projects, futurological methods, etc.

Key results:

1. Formation of a new discourse and theoretical and methodological model of interdisciplinary socio-humanitarian research, a model for predicting new identities and lifestyles /behaviors in various social contexts.

2. The creation of a transdisciplinary methodology and the introduction of big data into the field of socio-humanitarian research, which will allow us to join international megaprojects and initiate megaprojects linking Europe and Asia on the basis of TSU, in order to achieve Russia's leading position in the scientific and educational markets of Southeast and Central Asia.

3. Training of SHAPE specialists who possess socio-, cognitive technologies based on artificial intelligence.

4. Advanced modeling of the types of Russian sociality and their transformations: systems for monitoring, analysis, forecasting and correction of social processes using artificial intelligence technologies (from AI to AGI) to strengthen Russia's sovereignty.

5. Creation of a unified research infrastructure for the collection, processing and accumulation of human digital footprint data in order to provide resources for projects at the intersection of reality, which will determine the turn of social and humanitarian research in Russia towards solving urgent problems of man, society and the economy.

6. Creation of a research network on the basis of the Large University of Tomsk and the Tomsk General Education system for the analysis of social and cultural transformations caused by mass migration processes. Development and testing of technologies of cultural adaptation, cultural transfer to overcome inequality as one of the global challenges of digital society, to form a loyal attitude of educational and other types of migrants to Russian culture.

7. Implementation of the results of socio-humanitarian studies of Siberia into the practice of regional socio-economic policy and educational activities to ensure the sustainable development of the territory.”

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Project
Socio-humanitarian engineering: priorities of the present for the future

21.02.2023
"Posthuman" by Rosi Braidotti

Priority 2030: Socio-humanitarian engineering: priorities of the present for the future



About the author

The name of Rosie Braidotti, a modern philosopher and feminist theorist, is not very familiar to the Russian-speaking reader, despite the role of her research in modern socio-humanitarian discourse.

Rosie Braidotti is an honorary professor at the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), an honorary member of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a member of the European Academy, winner of the Humboldt Research Prize for lifetime contribution to science. Along with the book "Posthuman" (2013), its main publications are Nomadic Subjects (2011) and Nomadic Theory (2011); Posthuman Knowledge (2019); Posthuman Feminism (2022); The Posthuman Glossary (2018) and More Posthuman Glossary (2022) ("Expanded Glossary of the Posthuman"). Rosie Braidotti's interdisciplinary research is represented by three main areas: modern subjectivity, feminist theory and posthumanistic convergence.



The book was first published in Russian in 2021.



According to Braidotti, the future of humanitarian research depends on the ability and desire of scientists to deal with problems arising from the development and influence of all "posthuman", for example, the impact of biotechnology, climate change and other environmental and social transformations.


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Reviews: ... "Posthuman" makes a vital contribution to feminist research in various disciplines... Braidotti interprets modern problems in a non-standard way: challenging, encouraging and inspiring.” - Feminist Review

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National Research Tomsk State University:

THE LABORATORY FOR COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE


The Laboratory for Comparative Research in Quality of Life is established to create and develop scientific and educational environment for encouraging and doing complex cross-disciplinary research of the quality-of-life and well-being, objective and subjective factors affecting the quality-of-life.

The activity of the Laboratory:

1. Doing and developing fundamental cross-disciplinary research of quality of life and wellbeing in a changing world;

2. Design and update of educational elements on quality of life (topics within disciplines, disciplines, campus courses, academic degree programs, learning technologies across all levels of education);

3. Analysis of the urban environment as a factor of quality of life and human potential development;

4. Measurement of various aspects of the quality of life, as well as an analysis of existing indicators and indices that characterize the quality of life, subjective well-being of the person and the factors affecting them.

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Partners: Institute of Place Management — IPM, Manchester, UK and International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, Higher School of Economics”

*A quick, short walk to the Institute of Place Management — IPM, Manchester, UK.

02 April 2020, Coronavirus Recovery Framework for Towns and Cities

Each passing day we are witnessing the unprecedented effects of coronavirus on the heart of our cities and towns, as the boundless pandemic is altering – and potentially displacing – their social and economic role.

In order to assist place managers who are responsible with the gargantuan task of supporting their cities and towns through this pandemic, the IPM has developed a Coronavirus Recovery Framework.

The Framework is designed to help place leaders take the most effective action now, in the immediate crisis, and to build the capacity for recovery and longer-term transformation.

The Framework sets out a series of systematic preparedness, response and recovery measures, across four stages: Crisis, Pre-Recovery, Recovery, and Transformation. This approach, drawing on health emergency and disaster management, is a fundamental shift for place leaders.

Above: The Institute of Place Management's Coronavirus Recovery Framework

continue reading... The Time to Act is Now: A Framework for Post-COVID 19 Recovery for our Towns and Cities

12/04/2021, Welcome back: ways towns and cities will emerge from the pandemic

29 Jul 2021, NPPF 2021 Comparison Update

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was revised on 20 July 2021 to set out the government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. The new Framework replaces the previous NPPF published in March 2012, revised in July 2018 and updated in February 2019.

The first addition is a reference to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals within the document’s introduction. The UNSDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The IPM welcomes this inclusion, as we recently wrote about how the UNSDGs “provide a bedrock for sustainable place management and development” and have committed to consulting our Membership on how we can best use these global goals to develop practical tools and guidance that will help our members achieve a more radical vision for the places they serve. You can read the full IPM blog on that subject here:

12/04/2021, UN Sustainable Development Goals: Harnessing global ambition for better places after lockdown

Whilst the Institute of Place Management was created to support practitioners, academics and policymakers create and manage better places, it has taken a global pandemic for ‘better places’ to become such a global and mainstream aspiration.

15 Dec 2021, The BID Foundation to lead evolution of the industry as Institute's first Community of Practice

Speaking about the changes, the Chair of the TBF, Bill Addy, CEO of Liverpool BID Company said: Our purpose when we formed the BID Foundation was to work collectively and ensure BIDs added more value to the places and communities they serve. The BID Foundation was always about improving practice and the pandemic has demonstrated how quickly we act and how much we get done. Now, we want to work more collaboratively with other place leaders and Government to tackle bigger challenges, like climate change, on behalf of the levy payers who fund us and the wider communities who have an important stake in the places we work.

29 Mar 2022, Cost of Living: BID Foundation webinar - 5th April

The cost of living and of doing business on UK high streets has become a defining issue for BIDs and communities in 2022.

Faced with macroeconomic pressures, limited government spending post-Covid, and global events like Russia's invasion of Ukraine, what can BIDs do now to support their levy payers?"
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And, briefly, the other partner - International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, Higher School of Economics (Russia)

About, Goals of the Laboratory:

Integration of different approaches to goal setting and motivation developed within the American, European, and Russian psychological traditions; Development of theoretical models of relationship between goals and personality, as well as of interventions aimed to reach their optimal balance in various activities; Development and cross-cultural validation of new and existing methods for measurement of goal characteristics, engagement, reflection and subjectivity; Participation in international projects and initiation of new ones aimed at studying the contribution of socio-cultural factors to personality and motivation development.

The research projects of the laboratory address engagement, meaning, motivational regulation, concordance of goals, and other constructs using instruments developed by the laboratory members as well as validated Russian versions of established measures.

The first news from main page: 11 Apr 2023, Diagnosis of personality traits by facial features

On April 11, Evgeny Osin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology of the HSE University and the University of Paris Nanterre made a presentation on the topic: "Diagnosis of personality traits by facial features: Development and validation of a psychometric model".

The report presented theoretical justifications for the connections of facial features with personality traits and presented the results of a study showing the possibility of reliable and valid prediction of personality traits from photographs ("selfies") using a cascade of neural networks trained on the material of self-assessments on the traits of the "Big Five". New validation results were also presented, demonstrating the relationship of the assessments of traits obtained with the help of artificial intelligence with the assessments of unknown anonymous experts-people who make up the first impression of the photo.

The article referred to in the report: (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-65358-6)

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Back to Tomsk Q&L.

Project title: The Organization of Social Spaces as a Condition for the High Quality of Human Life in the Digital Era: an Interdisciplinary Approach

Abstract: This research deals with organizing and managing different types of social spaces as an important condition for the high quality of human life in the digital era, including brand management of places that are seen as important elements of the human environment. The characteristics of these spaces are identified within the context of the hybrid ontology (‘real virtuality’ and ‘virtual reality’) and the high mobility of the network society (digital nomadism).

[...]Besides, if social spaces are created in accordance with the modern demands to ecology and design, they become important in attracting the most mobile groups of population: students, tourists, entrepreneurs, investors, invited professionals, labor migrants, digital nomads and others

Therefore, we can suggest that including a large number of highly technological multifunctional social spaces in the architecture of the digital society enhances the quality of people’s life, creating comfortable conditions for their successful socialization and personal fulfillment. This also increases the attractiveness of places, as they are becoming a part of the brand for different target publics.

The results of this research will have both scientific and applied value, which will result in the set of recommendations on organizing different social spaces for governmental, commercial and non-commercial organizations.

A distinctive feature of this research project is its implementation in the conditions of 1) wide-ranging interdisciplinary representation; 2) partnership with the Institute of Place Management — IPM, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the initiator of creating the network of scientific and educational institutions dealing with place management, and creating the world-wide agenda in the development of the professional standards of place management, branding and marketing, and 3) including Laboratory of Humanitarian New Media Technologies TSU in this international network.”

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Project title: Creative middle class as a driver of sustainable development of the region and improving Quality of Life (on the example of the Tomsk region)

Abstract:
Ensuring sustainable development and improving Quality of Life of people in conditions of global challenges are the priority tasks of the social and economic policy of Russia and its regions. Global challenges are associated with increased technological, economic, social and environmental risks. In these conditions, it is important to ensure the sustainability of the functioning of social and economic systems as a purposeful process that ensures the stability of the connections, elements and structure of the system as a whole in the direction of increasing the level and quality of life of people within the balance with the environment.

Globalization exacerbated regional problems, because a human man lives in a certain territory, despite the fact that his activities can be carried out around the world.

The main tasks, associated with the social and economic development of Russian society and regions, are raising the level and quality of life, structural reforming of economy, finding a balance between economic and social development and the environment, involving citizens in the process of making managerial decisions, presuppose the existence of a social group, which simultaneously acts as a factor of social changes, and is able to realize them.

So, the implementation of priorities is not possible without the subject of social and economic transformation for sustainable development and improving quality of life, including the Tomsk region. Such subject can and should become a creative middle class, which, unlike the traditionally understood middle class (or the middle class of the industrial era), does not have a craze for consumption and which focuses on creative activity, innovation, professional self-realization, active civic position. A creative middle class can also become a collective generator of new ideas, an intellectual basis for implementing long-term priorities for the region’s social and economic development.

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Project title: Integral indicators of quality of life, well-being and sustainable development of the city on the example of City Prosperity Index (CPI) for Tomsk

Abstract:
The research project is focused on the problem of measuring the quality of life, the level of comfort and sustainability of the urban environment. The commitment to understanding what determines the changes in society is the fundamental principle of the social sciences. Today, we are facing the situation when science and society are building strategies based on data that at least does not fully reflect the changing reality: economic growth, including GDP, is insufficient and not quite adequate indicator of the social and economic progress. GDP does not reflect recent changes in the structure of the economy, including, those connected with the globalization processes, does not reflect the growing inequality in the distribution of income and the impact on the environment.

As a key methodology for analyzing the well-being of Tomsk, the City Prosperity Index (CPI), developed by the United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN-Habitat, is used. The City Prosperity Initiative is both a system of indicators and a political dialogue. The research methodology combines the use of sociological surveys and statistical data for a comprehensive analysis of the social, economic, political and environmental well-being of the city. The resulting integral indicators contribute to a holistic understanding of the quality of life in the city. The viability of the methodology is also confirmed by the fact that it lies within the concept of sustainable development, reflecting how much the current level of well-being can be preserved in future periods of time.

The measurements based on the methodology of the City Prosperity Index (CPI) for Tomsk allows to identify deficiencies and weaknesses, as well as sustainable benefits that affect the capacity building, which will provide a basis for empirically based development of long-term political, social and economic solutions, including those affecting the quality of life improvement.”

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Etc. - They want to improve the Quality of Life, that's what they say. I saw one of their scientific digest from August 25 last year (6 months after the start of the Great Proxy War Against the Deep State), and after making sure that they relied only on established authorities, I was reassured that the future was bright. Watch it and you, too, dear visitors, when the mini-show "Russia vs. globocabala" continues in the next episode of this mini-series… :)
 

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TSU Scientific Digest: Climate Neutrality and Economics - 08/25/2022

The new issue of the TSU Scientific Digest introduces readers to an overview of world news and resources about global changes in the Earth – how the economy can become climate neutral, which technologies will help companies and what are the opportunities and risks for Russia in the transition to a climate neutral economy.

In the digests of Tomsk State University you will find links to the most relevant scientific articles from top journals, monographs, books, thematic portals, scientific media, upcoming events with brief annotations to them. In addition, the digest includes the "Golden Archive" section.

The digests were prepared by the staff of the Laboratory of Comparative Studies of Quality of Life, the Department of Social Communications and the Laboratory of Humanitarian New Media Technologies of the FP with the assistance of the Scientific Library and the Information and Analytical TSU Center.

The project team hopes that Digests will help make your scientific activity even more effective and will be the beginning for you to master new fields of research and technological developments.

READ THE NEW ISSUE OF THE DIGEST "Climate Neutrality and Economics"

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"Climate Neutrality and Economics"

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"How can the economy become climate neutral?”

Climate neutrality by 2050 / / European Commission, 2019
In November 2018. The European Commission has presented a long-term strategic concept for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thereby showing that the European economy can become climate neutral (a zero-emission greenhouse gas economy). This is possible by working together on strategic components such as: energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, clean and safe means of transport, competitive industry and circular economy; as well as high-tech infrastructure, natural sinks and other carbon capture and storage systems.

What technologies will help companies become climate neutral?

Carbon-neutral manufacturing is possible: here’s how // World Economic Forum, 2022
The publication on the World Economic Forum website is a structured overview of technologies that can help companies step up their efforts to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to achieving climate (carbon) neutrality.

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(page 3)

"Climate change is one of the main challenges facing humanity today. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions are a factor that seriously worsens global warming, so Carbon Cycle Research is one of the research priorities worldwide. Tomsk State University has established a good scientific reserve in the field of climate research and in particular the carbon cycle. This will help solve problems related to minimizing the effects of global warming, creating new approaches to adapt humanity to the new climatic conditions. All directions of the project "global Earth Changes: climate, ecology, quality of life" are in line with the priorities of the federal scientific and technical program of Russia in the field of environmental development and climate change by 2030. they have received recognition at the state level. The accumulated potential and experience of TSU allows to establish on the basis of the Tomsk carbon Polygon Center for verification, audit and international certification of climate projects and sequestration technologies, which should set uniform requirements, standards and contribute to increasing the efficiency of the entire system of carbon polygons of the Russian Federation". - Viktor Demin, First Deputy Rector of Tomsk State University.

"To carry out large — scale research tasks at the initiative of TSU, a consortium of global Earth Changes: climate, ecology, quality of life has been established, which includes dozens of research centers and specialized institutes that have a large scientific reserve in the study of Siberia and the Arctic-the territories that respond most sensitively to climate change. The research is carried out with the support of the "priority 2030"programme. - Lyudmila Borillo, director of "TSSW: Siberian Institute for the future"

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Other interesting links in the digest, page 6:

Scientific media and thematic portals

https://eenergy.media/
Every day news, announcements of events from the energy sector of Eurasia and the whole world are published on the portal. The materials of E2nergy regularly address issues such as: decentralization and localization of the Electricity System, Alternative Energy and renewable energy sources (RES), renewal and operation of networks, energy security of countries, technological solutions in the field of restructuring of the energy system in cities, achieving climate neutrality, etc.“

https://netzerocities.eu/
The service-oriented platform, Horizon2020, is part of the research and innovation programme in support of the European Union (EU) "Green Deal". NetZeroCities (NZC) helps European cities overcome institutional and cultural barriers to achieve climate neutrality.

(page 9)

International scientific journals: Carbon Neutralization, Climate Policy, Carbon Neutrality, Journal of Industrial Ecology ("journal founded by the Yale Center for Industrial Ecology Environmental schools..", specifies the digest.)

(page 10)

Books and monographs
Global Climate Change Policy: Analysis, Economic Efficiency Issues and International Cooperation, Paul J. J. Welfens. The book by Paul welfens, founder and president of the European Institute for international economic relations (EIIW), examines the issue of climate change from the perspective of Economics and international politics. The author argues that in order to achieve climate neutrality on a global level, a single emissions trading system (ETS) should be developed. First, it must be adopted by the countries of the "big twenty" (G20) and then integrated into the global emissions trading system (ETS).

Smart Green Cities: Toward a Carbon Neutral World Clark Woodrow II, Cooke Grant. The authors of the book look at modern Cities in terms of their impact on Climate Change, Mitigation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In this context, the book presents numerous examples of using the best" green " technologies, from generating electricity from renewable sources to developing smart local networks that allow cities to be carbon neutral.

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RUGGEDISED Smart Cities and Communities event: From Smart to Climate Neutral 6 september 2022, website: ruggedised.eu

The World BioEconomy Forum, 7-9 sept. 2022, wcbef.com

A Global Bioeconomy Alliance conference: Key Technologies in the Bioeconomy, 27-29 Sept. 2022, bioeconomy.world

The 17th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES), 6-8 novemb 2022, paphos2022.sdewes.org

UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27) 7-18 november 2022, sdg.iisd.org

REPORTS AND ANALYTICAL REPORTS OF THE CLUB OF ROME*

Climate change mitigation strategies: impacts and obstacles in low- and middle- income countries, 2022

Planetary turnaround: an investment banker’s perspective on climate change action, 2022

International Systems Change Compass. The global implications of achieving the European green deal, 2022

21st Century Wellbeing Economics: The Road to Recovery, Renewal & Resilience
, 2021

The club of Rome is an international public organization that has been active since 1968. it brings together representatives of the global political, financial, cultural and scientific elite around solving global problems, including climate change and achieving climate neutrality of the economy
.

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«Golden Archive»


Ugo Bardi, Limits and Beyond: 50 years on from The Limits to Growth, what did we learn and what’s next? Exapt Press, 2022, 306 p.

John Urry,
Climate Change and Society. Polity Press, 2011, 200 p.

Barbara Ward,
Spaceship Earth. Columbia University Press, 1968, 164 p.

Alexander King, Bertrand Schneider,
The First Global Revolution: a Report by the Council of the Club of Rome. Orient Longman, 1991, 174 p.

(page 13)
Additional links

Diving into the problem

Europe must set robust clean hydrogen standards to mobilise MENA investment // Climate Home News, 2022

Five steps to get industries on track for net zero // World Economic Forum, 2022

How can blockchain open access to carbon markets? // World Economic Forum, 2022

What is the difference between carbon-neutral, net-zero and climate positive? // Plan A Academy, 2022

Why equitable global systems hold the key to Europe’s vision for a green and just Europe // The Club Of Rome, 2022

Climate neutrality by 2050: new opportunities for international cooperation // ROSCONGRESS, 2021

Russia on its way to carbon neutrality // United Nations Climate Change, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Climate Neutrality // United Nations Climate Change, 2021

The Club of Rome calls on EU to adopt wellbeing economics instead of growth at all costs // The Club Of Rome, 2021

Climate neutrality by 2050: is the mission feasible? // Space

Scientific media and thematic portals: Carbon Pulse, Climate Home News, Climate Policy Database, Energy Cities, Green Growth Knowledge, Partnership, Inside Climate News

[And many, many others, and almost all the names of foreign literature, and climate congresses, with the links to them, are written in English. So if you click the link to the digest (at the beginning of the publication) you can look.]

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(page 16)

Additional links. Books and monographs:

Chetan Keswani, Cristina Possas, Emmanuel Koukios, Davide Viaggi (Eds) Agricultural Bioeconomy: Innovation and Foresight in the Post-COVID Era, 2022

Daniela Thrän, Urs Moesenfechtel (Eds) The bioeconomy system, 2022

Siming You, Waste-to-Resource System Design for Low-Carbon Circular Economy, 2022

Ashok Pandey, Tyagi, Sunita Varjani (Eds) Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals: Circular Bioeconomy — Current Developments and Future Outlook, 2021

Bill Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need, 2022



...And more in the same spirit – in the Digest, which concludes: "this informational and analytical product was created within the framework of the project "scientific digest of TSU: Frontline Research and technologies".

Project objectives: - creation of information products necessary for effective scientific activity in the most priority international areas of fundamental and Applied Research; -periodic information and analytical monitoring of Advanced Research and development of the latest technologies, which allows scientists to quickly master new subject areas of research; – popularization of Science and scientific activity. Thus, the digest represents a selection of the most relevant scientific and Popular Science sources in the last 3 years with their brief annotations on the mentioned problem. In addition to references to the most highly cited publications and recent articles in international journals...“
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Finally, let's return to "Socio–humanitarian engineering: priorities of the present for the future" (project, part of the strategic projects of Tomsk State University, as part of the "Priority 2030" program: the largest university support program in the history of Russia, whose goal is "by 2030". to form in Russia more than 100 progressive modern universities, Centers for scientific, technological and socio-economic development of the country, to achieve the National Development Goals of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2030“.)

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«Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century» Elise Bohan , 24.03.2023

The XXI century will be decisive for humanity, says Elisa Bohan, a transhumanist from Oxford University. If we do everything right, the future of humanity may become almost unrecognizable by the end of this century.

About the author: Eliza Bohan is a senior researcher at the Oxford University Institute for the Future, whose director is Nick Bostrom himself. She has a doctorate in evolutionary macrohistory. As a doctoral student, she wrote the world's first book on the history of transhumanism, A History of Transhumanism. Her professional interests include the history of philosophy, complex systems, ethics of artificial intelligence, transhumanism, public speaking and popular science communications.

According to the author, the book Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century is a "love letter to humanity".

On the image: the love letter of Elise to humanity

Eliza Bohan on her book Future Superhuman: Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century:

I am extremely excited by the idea that we can potentially design machines that will be equal to a person and then surpass him. We will be able to use this intelligence to solve the most difficult problems. We live surrounded by anthropogenic risks, such as nuclear weapons, the risk of the spread of bioengineered pathogens; artificial intelligence itself, which is obviously one of the new risk categories, and, of course, climate change. We were flooded with tons of information. We need to act. We need to work ahead of the curve on this issue.

I quite convincingly substantiate in the book that the biggest obstacle to solving global problems of sustainable development in the XXI century is our monkey brain. This does not mean hatred of humanity and a desire to wipe it off the face of the Earth. Just look at how we are struggling with this complex system that we have built ourselves, and which seems to be ahead of our ability to understand and curb it.

We have to build new brains. We have the technology, so we will definitely use it to put something together, and everything will be fine. Although it may happen that, being limited by short-term thinking and focusing on false incentives, we will not be able to create a safe and reliable artificial intelligence. The stakes are very high.

(From a podcast with an interview on the portal futurespodcast.net )

On the photo above: Transhumanist from Oxford University with monkey brain

Although we don't often acknowledge it, the 21st century is the era of transhumanism, in which everything that still makes us human-from the brain and body to values and lifestyles – is ready to be transformed or replaced. Over the course of our lives, we can see the fusion of human and artificial intelligence and overcome biological limitations, dealing with aging, disease and premature death, leaving behind these crude and cruel remnants of evolution.
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As people living in a historical era, we must be prepared to face the most incredible opportunities and the most terrible dangers that members of our species have faced throughout history. Humans will experience everything from genome sequencing and gene therapy to designer babies, working robots, sex robots, and a symbiotic relationship with artificial intelligence systems that will know us better than we know ourselves.
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What could help the great leap into the age of Superman, given that we have remained "simple" people for hundreds of thousands of years? Non-evolutionary change can be frightening. Maybe we should stop deepening the gap in the fragile tissue that makes up our reality? After all, any new technological advances that provide us with new opportunities will be accompanied by big side risks. I assure you that by trusting me and reducing your skepticism, you will get answers to your hottest questions as you read this book. …”
 
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Translation of first 3 paragraphs:

The idea promoted that human activity has led to climate change and increased natural disasters is not true. Global warming is affected by the degassing of natural hydrogen and the decay of the potassium isotope. This decision was made by the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on complex issues of Eurasian economic integration, modernization, and competitiveness.

The Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Complex Issues of Eurasian Economic Integration, Modernization, and Competitiveness discussed the results of studies of the impact of natural hydrogen degassing and the decay of the potassium isotope on global and local climatic processes and came to a conclusion that completely contradicts the global tendency to blame humans for climate change.

“We are publishing the decision of our Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences, adopted as a result of a discussion of two scientific discoveries that radically change our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of global warming,” writes Chairman of the Council, former adviser to the President of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Glazyev in the telegram channel. - From them, in particular, it follows that the main reason for the warming of the ocean and the heating of the Earth is the removal of the potassium isotope from its bowels. The power of this heat flux is 1 watt per square meter, which is a quarter of the heat flux from solar radiation. This is orders of magnitude greater than the impact of the greenhouse effect, which humanity is trying to fight at the cost of huge costs without real results.
 

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Translation of first 3 paragraphs:

The idea promoted that human activity has led to climate change and increased natural disasters is not true. Global warming is affected by the degassing of natural hydrogen and the decay of the potassium isotope. This decision was made by the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) on complex issues of Eurasian economic integration, modernization, and competitiveness.

The Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Complex Issues of Eurasian Economic Integration, Modernization, and Competitiveness discussed the results of studies of the impact of natural hydrogen degassing and the decay of the potassium isotope on global and local climatic processes and came to a conclusion that completely contradicts the global tendency to blame humans for climate change.

“We are publishing the decision of our Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences, adopted as a result of a discussion of two scientific discoveries that radically change our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of global warming,” writes Chairman of the Council, former adviser to the President of Russia, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Glazyev in the telegram channel. - From them, in particular, it follows that the main reason for the warming of the ocean and the heating of the Earth is the removal of the potassium isotope from its bowels. The power of this heat flux is 1 watt per square meter, which is a quarter of the heat flux from solar radiation. This is orders of magnitude greater than the impact of the greenhouse effect, which humanity is trying to fight at the cost of huge costs without real results.
And the following paragraphs:
In turn, the main cause of local climatic catastrophes, continues Sergey Glazyev, is the emission of natural hydrogen, which increases under the influence of the changing forces of attraction of the Moon and the Sun, which generates ozone holes.

"The temperature increasing due to this and the mixing of ozone with hydrogen is the main cause of forest and steppe fires. Including those that have arisen recently. This discovery completely disavows the concept of the Montreal Protocol, the implementation of which destroyed entire sub—sectors of the chemical industry, without having any effect on the size of the ozone holes, which only increased," adds the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences cites the recommendations of the Scientific Council, among which is the preparation of information on the results of research for the President of Russia with a scientific justification of the necessary measures in the field of national security and international relations, including issues of the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences decided to tell about non-economic factors of climate change at the September international climate conference in the UAE.

Now the global trend is to blame human activity for climate change, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions. This point of view is already leading to a restructuring of the world economy and energy crises, as Western countries are striving to rapidly abandon fossil fuels, of which they are importers, and switch to renewable energy sources."
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Sounds so promising. It is as if Russia is at the beginning of the path to withdraw from all agreements to tackle human-caused global climate change and to stop all their application on its soil. And not only because it is the Scientific Council of Eurasian Economic Integration, so potentially the entire Eurasian zone would be free from the threat of global economic restructuring and energy crises imposed by deception by Western countries (according to Glaziev). That sounds (potentially) really fantastic.

And it also, let's say, reinforces the reality of climate change. But it is not man-made; and because it is not, it (which with this statement is further reinforces as real) maybe not be contained and controlled by human intervention through various low-carbon strategies and climate measures. ? I wonder what will be proposed for the future for.. reaction, protection, (?) from real climate change? For the economy and society, for the individual. Maybe nothing, because it's useless? But if there is an amendment, there may be damage.

Interesting.

I also simply cannot imagine where this could lead, knowing how fundamental part of the National Russian strategies, not only for the very near future but also for the present, are these various measures to tackle climate change - a National Transition Programme to a low - carbon economy, low-carbon development, ESG, etc. - this is such a fundamental objective of the national goals for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that it is really unimaginable. What a shock and transformation it would be.

I don't want to sound shocking, but this would bring such confusion to the strategic goals of the Russian Federation (which are almost fully supported and by every significant business), which are aligned with the global goals, that it would amount to a almost socio-economic revolution..
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See, for example, what is reported on January 31, 2023, in the edition Financial One.
Financial One (fomag.ru) is the first and only professional publication in Russia specializing in the subject of investments in Russian and international financial markets and stock trading.
Climate agenda in Russia
31.01.2023
(Reuters)
Russia expects to become carbon neutral no later than 2060 and will continue the course of decarbonization of the economy, despite the reorientation of export flows from Europe to Asia.

Below are the facts about Russia's climate agenda (new facts are marked *):

* * Russia plans to spend about 19 trillion rubles on the climate agenda until 2030, according to VEB.RF.

* * Western sanctions against the Russian energy sector, the withdrawal of Western companies from Russia, as well as the increase in the carbon intensity of real GDP due to trade restrictions in the long term will put the Russian Federation in front of additional challenges in the implementation of the climate agenda and the reorientation of export flows to Asia, the Bank of Russia believes.

* * Russia will continue to decarbonize the economy, despite the reorientation of its export flows from Europe to Asia, Maxim Reshetnikov said.

* * The lion's share of Russian large issuers and non-public companies continues to implement the climate agenda, despite the difficult economic situation, according to a study by the Moscow Stock Exchange together with the Horizon consulting company.


* * The second climate project has been registered in the Russian Federation this year, within the framework of which carbon units will be released: Rushydro has entered into the register of carbon units a project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Vladivostok CHP-2, located in Primorsky Krai. Due to the transfer of the station from coal to gas, the annual emissions reduction will be at least 64,000 tons.

* * The first climate project with the release of carbon units was registered in September on Sakhalin - the Dalenergoinvest company became the owner of the project. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to produce 96 carbon units and build a solar power plant on Iturup Island, which will save about 15 million rubles annually for the local budget by reducing purchases of diesel fuel.

* * In August, the Russian authorities established a fee for exceeding the greenhouse gas emissions quota in the Sakhalin experiment in the amount of 1,000 rubles per ton of CO2.

* As part of the first regional climate experiment on Sakhalin, it is planned to create a system for trading carbon units. Sakhalin, according to plans, should achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2025, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.2 million tons of CO2 equivalent. The main contribution to reducing emissions will be taken by the region - 0.8 million tons, the rest - 0.4 million tons will fall on business and 21 organizations have already been identified that emit more than 20,000 tons of CO2 equivalent per year.

* Bashkiria, Khabarovsk Krai, Irkutsk and Kaliningrad Regions have also expressed interest in conducting such experiments, but in order to participate in the experiment, the regions need to conduct an inventory of emissions.

* * In October, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak called on companies and relevant agencies to adjust the targets for the development of hydrogen energy in Russia, taking into account Western sanctions, with an emphasis on increasing the share of domestic technologies and reducing export plans. Earlier, the Russian Federation expected to occupy 20% of the global hydrogen market in the future, and by 2024 it planned to supply up to 200,000 tons of hydrogen to foreign markets. In addition, the Russian Federation wanted to build a hydrogen cluster on Sakhalin with an eye on Japan.

* * Russia remains a climate-responsible country and has no plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but is forced to postpone some climate projects for two years due to the inability to purchase the equipment necessary for them in Europe, said Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko.

* Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a goal for the country to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2060.

* Putin called for resisting attempts by the EU and the US to dictate the climate agenda.


* Russia has a long-term socio-economic development strategy with a low level of greenhouse gas emissions, the costs of which in 2022-2030 were estimated at 1%, in 2031-2050 - 1.5-2.0% of gross domestic product (GDP).

* In 2021, the Russian Federation adopted the law "On Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions", according to which, from January 2023, some Russian enterprises had to start preparing emission reports. The law provides for the creation of a register of carbon units – an information system where climate projects will be registered and carbon units and transactions with them will be recorded.


* Russia, focusing on the absorbing function of forests as part of its climate agenda, plans to strengthen the fight against fires and is waiting for business interest in the development of forest projects, as well as carbon disposal projects, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Alexander Kozlov told Reuters earlier.

* According to him, the Russian Federation annually emits about 1.6 billion tons of CO2 equivalent into the atmosphere, taking into account net absorption in forests in the amount of about 600-650 million tons per year.

* The head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, estimated the potential of geological storage of CO2 of the Russian Federation in the developed oil and gas caves and salt deposits of the Russian Federation at about 1.7 trillion tons.

* Russia has significant potential for developing carbon dioxide capture and storage projects, and such investment projects can pay off in 10-11 years, Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said earlier. (Olesya Astakhova. Editor Dmitry Antonov)"

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(*The information from the Reuters article has not yet been refuted and removed from the site, and the site is not recognized as a foreign agent spreading disinformation about the Russian Federation.)
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Just to think about ending all of this and the radical change in direction that would follow, my head is spinning...
 
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Since it is a Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences, this news of the discovery must necessarily reach the ears of Professor Klimenko. Then he will probably change his mind.
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16.05.2023
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Global warming can be stopped by reducing the population

It is possible to stop global warming if population growth slows down within 25-50 years, says Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, leading expert of the NUST MISIS Competence Center Alexander Klimenko.

The expert recalled that at the conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention, The Glasgow Climate Pact was adopted, which is designed to keep the increase in global average temperature well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels from 1850 to 1900, as well as the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees. According to Klimenko, the pact will not be able to achieve these goals.

The academician noted that the Warsaw Declaration of 2013 "on the fastest possible" reduction of CO2 emissions was not so successful. The gap between the achieved decarbonization index (the process of removing carbon from an alloy or other material) and the necessary increases annually, so such a program in the Glasgow package will not be completed within the specified period, the specialist stressed in an interview with the Gazeta.Ru.

Another important factor in slowing down the process of global warming is the reduction of methane emissions. However, according to the expert, it will also not be effective, since the poorest countries, where the population is growing rapidly, will negate the efforts of the world community to limit emissions.

In addition, the Glasgow Pact talks about stopping the loss of forests by 2030 and restoring them. At the same time, young trees cannot absorb carbon in the same amount as adult trees.

"The world community has no real opportunities to limit the temperature rise within 2 degrees and even more so 1.5 degrees. These opportunities will not become available if the growth of the world's population is not suspended during the life of the current or next generation," the academician summed up.

Earlier, Yulia Zyulyaeva, a researcher at the Laboratory of Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction and Climate Change Monitoring at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that due to global warming, the climate in the middle part of Russia will become more and more extreme, as the Parliamentary Newspaper wrote. In summer, temperature indicators will more often be at abnormally high values, and in winter — at zero. An increase in tornadoes is possible.


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It will probably no longer be necessary for the official state portal to inform us of the urgent need for population reduction.

Also, probably Tatyana Zavyalova, and the entire long-term ESG program of Sberbank, will end in the near future. Lets remember part of what she said at the end of last year.
Sberbank: Green fintech in Russia needs domestic solutions and the formation of its own carbon market
November 14, 2022

Green fintech is part of the "big fintech" and is developing rapidly: according to experts, last year the volume of investments in the world reached 210 billion dollars. With such a high global pace of development, green fintech in Russia lacks domestic solutions, which in turn are still due to insufficient market demand. This was stated by Tatiana Zavyalova, Senior Vice President for ESG of Sberbank, at the section "Digitalization and the climate agenda" of the FINOPOLIS forum. During the discussion, big data for assessing climate risks, digital solutions in the sustainable financing market and prospects for the development of green fintech in new realities were discussed.

As Tatiana Zavyalova noted, ESG parameters are gradually becoming an integral part of scoring and credit models and are beginning to directly affect the provision of financing. However, in the future, another scenario is also possible, when green fintech will focus exclusively on applied tasks, such as reducing energy costs, switching to renewable energy sources and responsible consumption.

According to the speaker, the request for ESG today comes not only from business, but also from its customers: so, in the Savings Bank, the number of ESG-oriented customers has doubled and reached almost 15 million people. According to Tatiana Zavyalova, the Savings Bank plans to offer ESG customers special products with an ESG component, for example, a green mortgage. The bank has already developed a carbon calculator that calculates a user's personal carbon footprint based on their transportation expenses. In the future, with the help of a calculator, each person will be able to independently calculate the amount of carbon that he produces due to daily activities. And the next logical step for Sber is solutions that will help customers compensate for their personal carbon footprint.

As for corporate clients, as Tatiana Zavyalova noted, stable credit products are already built into the standard credit process of the bank, green marking takes place within the framework of automated banking systems. ...
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The Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies FINOPOLIS is held by the Bank of Russia in partnership with the leaders of the IT and financial market and has become the country's largest platform for discussing and analyzing trends and opportunities for the use of modern digital technologies in the financial sector. The mission of FINOPOLIS is to promote the introduction of innovative technologies in the financial sector of the Russian Federation. "

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It will no longer be necessary, in the future, to apply calculation and reduce the personal carbon footprint humans leave on the climate. I guess.
Here's what else happened on the so intriguing finopolis 2022.

The head of the Kurchatov Institute expects an increase in mortality from covid to 90%

According to Mikhail Kovalchuk, 9 out of 10 patients will die from the new version of the coronavirus


MOSCOW, November 11. The coronavirus variant with a mortality rate of 90% may become a new threat that humanity will face in the future. This opinion was expressed on Friday at the forum of innovative financial technologies Finopolis 2022 by the president of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” Mikhail Kovalchuk.

“The atomic era has passed, and the atomic umbrella that saves us today is decaying. Because they will kill you and me in another way. A covid with a mortality rate of 90% will come, where 9 out of 10 cases will die, and that will be the end of it. <…> Bio-hazard has become the main one,” Kovalchuk said.

He called cyber threats the second significant challenge. However, unlike biological ones, it is possible to cope with them by turning off the “switch”, the scientist believes.

“But you can’t do anything about bio-hazard. The Americans have surrounded us in all the republics with biological laboratories. They can first make endemic viruses that destroy livestock, undermine agriculture. Here, the African swine fever is man-made, I can tell you in detail. Therefore, we must understand that today [there are] new challenges,” he also explained.
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"To name a few," as many journalists like to use this cliche, of the things that will no longer be necessary to reduce/neutralize human influence on the climate, which now, as Glaziev and the council say, is not a factor. I love it and look forward to the development.
 
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Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Global warming can be stopped by reducing the population
It is possible to stop global warming if population growth slows down within 25-50 years, says Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, leading expert of the NUST MISIS Competence Center Alexander Klimenko.
I should note that I did not see this fan of population reduction, professor Klimenko, among the leading scientists in this project "on behalf (instructions) of the president", aimed at drawing up a working model of the future world, together with the club of Rome.
PROJECT CARD,

SUPPORTED BY THE RUSSIAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION

general information

Name: World development and "limits of growth" in the 21st century: modeling and forecast

Years of implementation with the support of the RNF: 2020 - 2022

Contest: 2020 Contest "Conducting fundamental scientific research and exploratory scientific research on behalf (instructions) of the President of the Russian Federation" (leading scientists)

INFORMATION FROM THE APPLICATION

Annotation
Until recently, human civilization has developed along the path of mainly extensive development. In the second half of the twentieth century, the situation began to change dramatically. Thanks to the activities of the Club of Rome, the UN, and other organizations, it became clear that extensive economic development and consumer attitude to nature will inevitably lead to an environmental catastrophe, that scientific knowledge should be directed not only to improving the material aspects of human life, but also to ensuring the sustainability of socio-natural processes.

Traditional forecasting methods have lost their effectiveness in the face of rapid technological changes and the sharp aggravation of many global problems. A qualitative breakthrough is needed in the development of quantitative methods of modeling and forecasting global processes (ecological, climatic, demographic, socio-economic, political), in the interests of timely identification of development constraints, possible crises and justification of ways to overcome them.

The project aims to:

- to improve existing and develop new methods of mathematical modeling and forecasting of global ecological, climatic, demographic, socio-economic, political processes;

- to create a comprehensive system of global modeling based on modern mathematical methods and models;

- on the basis of a set of developed mathematical models to make a forecast of world development in technological, ecological, climatic, demographic, socio-economic, political spheres, to identify the limitations of this development ("limits of growth");

- on the basis of modeling, to develop a system for assessing the sustainability of global processes and emerging risks of global development in various fields, to determine the tasks that humanity will have to solve in the coming decades;

- to develop a methodological apparatus (mathematical models, methods) for information and analytical systems of strategic planning in the Russian Federation in the interests of ensuring the safe and sustainable development of the country;

- Prepare a report to the Club of Rome outlining the Russian vision of achieving the sustainability of global development and overcoming the "limits of growth".

The scientific novelty of the project lies in the fact that it implements an interdisciplinary approach to forecasting world development based on joint and interrelated analysis and mathematical modeling of demographic, environmental, socio-economic, political processes in the context of the upcoming large-scale socio-natural and technological changes. Based on this approach and mathematical modeling, the general concept of the boundaries and limits of human evolution, including natural and social limitations, as well as ways and directions of overcoming them for further safe and sustainable development will be substantiated.

The aim of the project is to create a system of mathematical models based on the synthesis of natural sciences and humanities for modeling and forecasting global processes and "limits of growth" in the interests of strategic planning and ensuring sustainable socio–natural and social development. ....."
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Abstract of the results obtained in 2022

In 2022, the following scientific results were obtained within the framework of the project "World Development and the Limits of growth in the 21st century: modeling and forecasting".

1. The following mathematical models have been developed:

- a mathematical model reflecting the patterns of the dynamics of technological progress throughout human history. The revealed patterns were used in the formation of a system of equations describing macro-historical dynamics;

- a mathematical model for predicting demographic dynamics in the era of widespread use of intelligent machines. The model is constructed using the demographic model of S.P.Kapitsa and the formula for the production of useful information in human society, based on the assumption of S. Kuznets about technological progress. The model makes it possible to carry out scenario forecast estimates of the dynamics of the Earth's population on the time horizon until the end of the 21st century;

- a mathematical model that allows predicting the average global temperature of the surface atmosphere for various demographic scenarios, taking into account the necessary fuel and energy balance. The model made it possible to select optimal scenarios for the energy transition (from the use of currently dominant fossil fuels to renewable energy sources) that meet the requirements of the UN Paris Climate Agreement, and formulate conditions for the implementation of these scenarios;

- a basic mathematical model of interaction between the civilizational core of the World-System and the World-System periphery, which is at a lower stage of technological development. The model is designed to analyze the possibility of the emergence of equilibrium states in this interaction and the logic of further evolution;

- basic dynamic equations reflecting demographic and economic dynamics in relation to different historical epochs. Based on the modeling, conclusions are drawn about the patterns of world development in the historical periods under consideration. Various options for further demographic and economic dynamics are considered;

- a basic mathematical model for describing transitional historical epochs when there is an abnormally rapid change in key indicators of demographic and economic development. Examples of such epochs are: "axial time" (in the first millennium BC) and the industrial era (the last 200 years). It is shown that at the initial stage of such epochs there is a hyperbolic growth of the main demographic and economic characteristics, and at the final stage there is a sharp deceleration, accompanied by severe social instability and a serious transformation of social structures (which is just observed at the present time).

2. On the basis of these models, as well as models developed at the previous stages of this project, a comprehensive system of modeling world dynamics has been formed, taking into account the mutual influence of global demographic, natural-ecological, economic, social, political processes, basic dynamic equations reflecting these interactions have been proposed, the modification of these equations in relation to different historical epochs has been justified. The results of mathematical modeling have shown that humanity is currently moving to a fundamentally new phase of historical development, when the old economic and social technologies no longer work. There is a transition of human society into a new phase state, the shape of which has not yet been determined. In this situation, we are not talking about forecasting, but about designing the future in new historical conditions. The analysis of options for further world development is made. Based on the analysis and modeling results, a project of the future society with the conditional name "World-organism" is proposed, based on the primacy of the principles of cooperation over the principles of competition. If this project is implemented, as mathematical modeling shows, it is possible to solve global problems related to ecology, global warming, and energy. Based on the conducted research, an initiative report was prepared to the Rome Club, which was sent to the Club's management. ...."
 

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GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
RESOLUTION
of April 30, 2022 No. 790
MOSCOW

On Approval of the Rules for Creating and Maintaining a Register of Carbon Units, as Well as Conducting Operations with Carbon Units in the Register of Carbon Units

In accordance with part 1 of Article 10 of the Federal Law "On Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions"
, the Government of the Russian Federation decides:

1. Approve the attached Rules for Creating and Maintaining a Register of Carbon Units, as well as conducting Operations with Carbon Units in the register of Carbon Units.

2. This resolution comes into force on September 1, 2022 and is valid until September 1, 2028.

Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation M.Mishustin

(As amended by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.11.2022 No. 2180)

RULES for creating and maintaining a register of carbon units, as well as conducting operations with carbon units in the register of carbon units

1. These Rules establish the procedure for creating and maintaining a register of carbon units (hereinafter referred to as the register), as well as conducting operations with carbon units and units for fulfilling the greenhouse gas emissions quota (hereinafter referred to as the quota fulfillment unit) in the register. (As amended by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.11.2022 No. 2180)

2. The Register is an information system in which climate projects are registered and carbon units and quota fulfillment units are recorded, as well as operations with carbon units and quota fulfillment units provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation and international treaties of the Russian Federation. (As amended by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.11.2022 No. 2180)

3. The Register contains information provided for in Parts 1 and 2 of Article 10 of the Federal Law "On Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions", as well as information provided for in Part 6 of Article 11 of the Federal Law "On conducting an experiment to limit greenhouse Gas Emissions in Certain Subjects of the Russian Federation". (As amended by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.11.2022 No. 2180)

4. The form of a model contract for the provision of services by the operator for conducting operations in the register (hereinafter referred to as the contract) and the procedure for determining fees for the provision of such services are established by the Government of the Russian Federation in accordance with part 5 of Article 10 of the Federal Law "On Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions".

5. The operator performs operations in the registry after the conclusion of the contract.
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13. The operator performs the following operations within the framework of maintaining the register:

a) registration of the climate project;

b) change of information (information) about the climate project and (or) about the participant in the circulation of carbon units;

c) opening and closing of an account in the registry;

d) operations on the account in the register;

e) issuance of carbon units;

f) other operations in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of limiting greenhouse gas emissions, international treaties of the Russian Federation and the treaty.
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4. The application for registration of the climate project together with the documents attached to it, provided
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etc.
Over there again.

Alexey Overchuk awarded the winners and finalists of the International Climate Contest "Green Eurasia"
May 24, 2023

Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk took part in the awarding ceremony of the winners and finalists of the first International Climate Contest "Green Eurasia". The event was held within the framework of the II Eurasian Economic Forum program.

The International Climate Contest "Green Eurasia" is held by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives for the Promotion of New Projects in cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission to search for effective practices on climate mitigation and adaptation, as well as other climate practices aimed at sustainable development of the EAEU member states, and their popularization.

The competition received about 300 projects from citizens, companies and government agencies of the EAEU member states, as well as a number of neighboring countries. The winners and finalists of the competition were determined by the leading experts of the EAEU member states in the field of climate mitigation and adaptation, as well as members of the presidium of the competition.


From the transcript:

Dear contestants and guests of the forum!

On behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, I am pleased to welcome you to the award ceremony of the winners and finalists of the International Climate Contest "Green Eurasia", held for the first time in the Eurasian Economic Union. The competition is another good illustration of the multifaceted interaction of the countries of our union on the climate track.

The climate agenda occupies a special place in the life of the modern world. Our countries have committed themselves to achieving carbon neutrality. This is a complex process affecting all aspects of the economy.

The implementation of the energy transition and the decline in the share of fossil energy sources entail issues of energy and food security, affect the pace of economic growth, especially in developing countries, require the development and use of new types of raw materials necessary for new technologies, and also pose threats of new cross-border trade barriers.

Taking into account the impact of the climate agenda on the economies of the EAEU member states, we include these issues in the agenda of the Eurasian Economic Commission to develop common approaches.

And the projects of the Green Eurasia contest clearly demonstrate that all the EAEU countries are involved in the climate agenda today.

I hope that the practices that are highly appreciated by experts will be in demand for the development of the technological sovereignty of the Union in the conditions of the growing influence of climate change.

I thank the contest participants for the submitted projects and congratulate the finalists and winners!


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Over there again, Russian Government.
(Victoria Abramchenko is a Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation)

Victoria Abramchenko took part in the plenary session of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress
May 26, 2023 / Saint Petersburg

From the transcript:
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Today, as part of the plenary session, we are discussing the topic of compatibility of man and the planet.

Is it possible to interact in such a way that economic development and technological progress do not lead to environmental disasters and irreversible changes?

Every person on the planet has the right to a healthy living environment, clean air, water and soil.

But if this is a human right, then why is there environmental pollution, degradation of ecosystems and reduction of biodiversity?

The answer is obvious.

Firstly, accelerated industrial production, which is necessary to ensure the economic growth rates of developed countries, leads to a multiple increase in the use of natural resources. And on all continents.

Secondly, the consumption of goods and the associated volume of production and consumption waste is growing every year.

Thirdly, the climate on the planet is changing faster than humanity has time to take measures to curb global warming and adapt to the inevitable changes.

I will focus on the key environmental challenges that the world is facing due to human activity.

The first concerns the ecological well-being of the world's oceans and freshwater sources.

Let me remind you that the reserves of fresh water on the planet do not exceed 3% and they are not fully suitable for household needs. Clean drinking water is becoming the most important global strategic resource.

The main reasons for the reduction of freshwater reserves and pollution of water bodies around the world, scientists call the industrialization of the planet, population growth, as well as an increase in the number of hydraulic structures.

Examples of affected objects include Lake Chad in Africa, which lost 95% of its volume, or the Aral Sea, which almost dried up more than 10 years ago.

It is very important to highlight the problem of the influence of microplastics on the pollution of the oceans. Photos of a dolphin or seal entangled in nets, or a dead albatross, whose stomach is filled with plastic waste, are shocking.

Like many other pollutants, plastic garbage is a cross–border environmental problem.
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Another important and effective international institute in the field of ecology is BRICS. It was Russia in 2015, during its presidency, that invited the countries to cooperate in the field of environmental protection.

Now we are continuing to promote the Russian initiative "Platform of environmentally friendly technologies of BRICS" and the program "Clean Rivers of BRICS".

The second direction, where the influence of man is especially noticeable, concerns the state of the land.

One of the key challenges can rightfully be called the pollution of the planet by production and consumption waste.

Scientists say that in order to ensure the current way of life of mankind and the growing consumption of natural resources, by 2050 the resources of the three planets of the Earth will be required.


In our country alone, we accumulate more than 8 billion tons of production and consumption waste annually.

The useful part of them should be processed and reduce the consumption of natural resources. Therefore, we have been implementing a project for the transition to a closed-loop economy for a year now. Among its tasks is the involvement in the turnover of useful fractions from construction waste, agriculture and industry.

A cyclical economy is not only environmentally friendly, but also economically profitable. According to international experts, this industry is capable of generating up to 1 trillion US dollars per year of added value in the global economy by 2025.
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Dear colleagues, international cooperation also plays a special role in solving the problems of reducing anthropogenic impact on the atmosphere.

According to expert estimates, 9 out of 10 people on the planet live in areas with high air pollution. According to WHO estimates, air pollution has caused the premature death of 7 million people worldwide.

About 77% of all emissions come from industrial enterprises and the fuel and energy sector, and 23% from transport. Therefore, it is necessary for companies to switch to the best available technologies, and in the field of transport – to its eco-friendly types.

In the federal air quality improvement project, we provide for measures to economically stimulate the environmental modernization of polluting enterprises and tighten responsibility for hazardous emissions.

The President of Russia supported the establishment of liability in the form of fines from the turnover of companies.


We continue to work within the framework of the Montreal Protocol aimed at protecting the ozone layer.

According to the national cadastre for 2021, Russia managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 46% compared to 1990.

Dear colleagues, Russia will continue its development without harming the environment. This is laid down in all strategic documents of the country's development.

Our state ranks first in the world in terms of area, second in terms of fresh water reserves. We understand our responsibility to preserve this unique heritage.

At the same time, we are concerned about the use of ecology as an instrument of political pressure and economic manipulation. Thus, environmental technologies and equipment are becoming inaccessible to many countries due to the policy of sanctions pressure, and through certain international environmental organizations, prerequisites are being created for interference in the internal affairs of states.

This should not be allowed.

Environmental problems are often of a cross-border nature, and they can only be solved together.

I call on the countries of the world to ensure equal access to green technologies and sustainable development tools. We are against environmental discrimination and are open to dialogue.

Colleagues, no one will be able to close a wall against climate change or create an ecological oasis.

Let's not forget that humanity will have no other home than our planet.

Thank you for your attention."

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Let's see now, after the revelation of Glaziev and the Scientific Council of Eurasian Economic Integration that man-made climate change (which is again real, according to the council) is a Western myth for scam to Eastern (and other more poor) countries, how will everything mentioned here and in the previous comments change.
 
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"National Projects" is an information resource about the country's development plans for the near future and measures to improve the quality of people's lives.

May 21, 2023 / IN THE BELGOROD REGION, THERAPEUTIC VIRTUAL WALKS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

May 21, 11:25
IN THE BELGOROD REGION, THERAPEUTIC VIRTUAL WALKS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

Scientists of Belgorod State National Research University in the course of work on the national project "Science and Universities" have developed virtual walks for the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with depression, the press service of the university reported.

"Scientists have developed virtual walks for the treatment of depression. A new method of correction of a person's psychological state makes it possible to increase the effectiveness of rehabilitation and reduce the time of its passage. The study was conducted by an interdisciplinary team on the project of the strategic development program "Priority 2030". A patent has been obtained for the development," the press service said.

With the new method of psychological state correction, virtual reality technologies are used — VR, any means of creating a visible virtual space are used as a means of visualization, for example, VR glasses or VR lenses. Such technologies, according to the developers, will expand the approach to the correction of depressive states and neurodegenerative disorders. There are no analogues of the method developed by scientists from the Belgorod region yet. Its novelty lies in the fact that the content of virtual reality is viewed from the point of view of a holistic image with its boundaries.
"By choosing different terrain and duration of the virtual walk, you can influence the psychoemotional state of the patient. At the same time, all parameters are selected individually, taking into account the reaction of a particular person," said Orest Ivashchuk, associate professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Modeling at the Institute of Engineering and Digital Technologies.
According to the goals of the national project "Science and Universities", Russia should enter the top five countries leading developments in priority areas. National projects initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin started in 2019.
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March 17, 2023
IN RUSSIA, THE SELECTION OF PROVIDERS FOR AN EDUCATIONAL AI PROJECT HAS STARTED

The selection of educational providers for the artificial intelligence project has been announced, thanks to which Russians will be able to receive additional professional education in the field of digital technologies with the financial support of the state.
"The operator of the University 2035 project announces an open selection of educational organizations and advanced training programs in the following areas: data analyst, data engineer, technical analyst, data architect, AI architect, AI project manager," the organizers said in a statement.

The full cost of the programs should be up to 110 thousand rubles, while the amount of up to 85 thousand rubles will be compensated to organizations by the state, and citizens will be able to pay the rest on their own. Applications from providers are accepted until April 9, 2023 inclusive. You can get acquainted with the requirements and submit an application on the website.
Citizens wishing to participate in the project have the opportunity to study online on favorable terms - up to 90% of the course cost is funded from the funds of the federal Artificial Intelligence project of the national Digital Economy project.

The national project "Digital Economy" is aimed at accelerating the introduction of digital technologies in the economy and social sphere, creating conditions for high-tech business, increasing the country's competitiveness in the global market, strengthening national security and improving the quality of people's lives. National projects initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin started in 2019
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May 24th, 2023
THE "MY SCHOOL" SYSTEM WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE MOSCOW REGION



The Moscow region will become the first region in Russia where the "My School" system created under the national project "Education" will be introduced everywhere, the Ministry of Information and Social Communications of the Moscow region reported.

"The Federal State Information System (FGIS) "My School" is a single access to educational services and digital educational materials for children, parents and teachers. About 60 educational institutions of the Moscow region are already getting acquainted with "My School" in the pilot mode. And since September, FGIS will begin to be implemented in all secondary educational institutions of the region," the ministry said.

My School is based on the Moscow Electronic School system developed by the Moscow government, which is used as the basis for regional segments of the federal platform. FGIS "My School" is an extensive library of e—books and educational courses. Now there are more than 6 million educational and methodological materials in the system. With the help of the system, students can use video tutorials in preparation for the Unified State Exam, personal and group communication channels, for example, chats, video calls. Teachers have at their disposal an electronic journal and diary, the ability to carry out self—checking of homework. Parents can use electronic diaries, see the rating and geolocation of students, contact teachers through chats.

The national project "Education" provides for the elimination of schooling in the second and third shifts. The project is aimed at ensuring the global competitiveness of domestic education. According to its goals, Russia should enter the top ten countries in terms of the quality of school education. National projects initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin started in 2019."
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The Russian alt-media and part of ordinary Russians have a lot to say about this school system, and nothing good. They call it "digitization from cradle to grave." On the right in the photo is the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin. The same Sobyanin:

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May 25, 2023
NEURAL NETWORK IN TYUMEN HELPS THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE TO ADVISE CITIZENS

The interactive neural network system of the Tyumen region "Virtual Consultant 72" (VK-72) has learned to advise citizens on issues for the employment center. The development of the platform is carried out thanks to the national project "Digital Economy", the Department of Informatization of the region reported.

"Now VK-72 can talk about vocational training, the amount of benefits, the timing of its enrollment, explain the issues of registration as an unemployed person, obtaining the necessary certificate, advise on working on the portal and finding suitable vacancies, and also help the employer in registration," the message says.

The neural network has already helped to relieve the load from the specialists of the Tyumen branch of the employment center and handles 35% of citizens' calls independently. Since the launch, more than 3 thousand people have already talked to the new employee.

The national project "Digital Economy" is aimed at accelerating the introduction of digital technologies in the economy and social sphere, creating conditions for high-tech business, increasing the country's competitiveness in the global market, strengthening national security and improving the quality of people's lives. National projects initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin started in 2019."
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May 25, 2023
A DESIGN SESSION ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WAS HELD IN STAVROPOL

The design session on the application of digitalization technologies in the field of municipal and public administration was held on the basis of Stavropol Agrarian University, which corresponds to the goals of the national project "Digital Economy". This was reported in the press service of the government of the region.

The session was moderated by Sberbank. The participants, working in teams, considered the possibilities of using digital technologies and developed their own solutions for the introduction of artificial intelligence in various sectors of the region's economy, including in the field of digitalization of public administration, agriculture, housing, medicine, social protection, tourism, as well as the creation of digital services that affect the quality of life of citizens.

The event was also attended by the Governor of the region Vladimir Vladimirov. During the discussions, the best projects and promising areas for the introduction of digital technologies and artificial intelligence into the work of government authorities and the economy of the Stavropol Territory were identified. They will be included in the roadmap for the development of the region.

"In Stavropol, every department, every municipality already has its own databases that can be combined and analyzed with the help of artificial intelligence. This will speed up the development of solutions that will help improve the lives of people in our region. The success of the region will depend on the quality of the work we have done in this area today," the governor said.


The national project "Digital Economy" is aimed at accelerating the introduction of digital technologies in the economy and social sphere, creating conditions for high-tech business, increasing the country's competitiveness in the global market, strengthening national security and improving the quality of people's lives. National projects initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin started in 2019."

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No joke, no deception - "the quality of life" on Russians, slowly (and not so slowly) but surely, is "improving" with AI in every field. So popular Multipolar BRIX Alternative to the Deep State Bad West.
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Ministry of Health of Russia Telegram Channel, May 25, 2023

⚕ Mikhail Murashko: At the moment, the technological structure in medicine is radically changing

This was noted by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko during the forum "Ophthalmogerontology: innovative solutions to problems".

Today's time is a time of change, which always allows us to implement more global tasks than during the period of stability. There is a change of technological structure in medicine. This consists in several key areas," he noted.

Developments in the field of synthetic biology and cellular technologies have reached a completely new level: from minimal manipulation of the cell and simple immune-biological drugs to complex genetic constructs that allow effective treatment of complex and rare diseases;

➡Medical equipment: now we use automated devices that seemed to us quite perfect until quite recently ⬇

But a new period has come: today in a number of areas there are devices used as integrated software with artificial intelligence, and as an independent application, — the minister stressed.

Drastic changes have taken place both in regenerative medicine and in the direction of developments in chemistry.

Together, this sets a unique high standard for the development of medicine and science. The Minister also noted that the development of new medical technologies is impossible without the introduction of these developments into clinical practice.

— Medical science should include developments. Our task is not only to participate in international clinical trials, the main thing is to create products for these clinical trials," Mikhail Murashko emphasized.

Introduction of artificial intelligence: already in 2022, more than 500 thousand diagnostic studies using AI were conducted in Russia
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This year, the first stage of the introduction of artificial intelligence will start in almost all regions
as a mandatory option in the medical support of patients, — said Mikhail Murashko."

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What more good, from the Ministry of Health! Could it be even better?
 

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THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH CLINGS TO THE WHO WITH ITS HANDS AND FEET: HOW THE DEPUTY OF MURASHKO TRIED TO SAVE RUSSIA'S POSITION IN AN ENEMY ORGANIZATION

At the 76th World Health Assembly taking place in Geneva these days, which this year is dedicated to "saving lives, promoting health for all" (that is, lobbying for the already prepared draft Pandemic Agreement, the "zero" version of which we was analyzing), Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Sergey Glagolev spoke. Moreover, he made a report on behalf of the Union State of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. Alas, the position of "our" Ministry of Health has not changed in any way – Glagolev complained to "global partners" about the injustice in the behavior of "some countries", which, they say, deprived Russia of "the latest medicines, technologies and research." But Russia and Belarus are happily ready to cooperate, share information and technology with everyone – including those who conducted experiments on civilians in Ukrainian biological laboratories under the coordination of the Pentagon, presumably. We know perfectly well who the main sponsors who determine the policy of WHO are the same governments and private foundations that are now sponsoring the murder of Russians in their own country. Even Glagolev, for form's sake, spoke out against the concept of the "third sex" of WHO (but not against the anti—scientific "theory of gender"), and immediately noted that "the key task of the future is to strengthen the global healthcare architecture based on open and mutually beneficial cooperation." In general, with such officials, one can only hope that the WHO will leave the Russian Federation, and not the Russian Federation from the WHO.

Against the background of the reading out not so long ago by the head of the WHO, Gebreyesus, of a Russophobic report on the activities of our country in its own, suggesting sanctions against our country (one of the measures, to the delight of the conservative community, has already been implemented – the closure of the WHO office in Moscow), Glagolev's words are just childish babble and a desire to keep the oath to "partners" with ostentatious "indignation" their own politics.

As we have already told, the first anti-Russian resolution was adopted on May 10, 2022 at a special session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe. At the same time, it was recommended to include this topic in the agenda of the 75th session of the World Health Assembly. And on May 28, 2022, a resolution with the same title was adopted within the framework of the VAZ - "The emergency situation in the field of health in Ukraine and in countries hosting refugees that arose in connection with Russian aggression" (resolution 75.11). The document directly accused our country of aggression, said that we need to stop attacks on medical institutions and pointed to the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia (i.e., the application of the relevant articles in the WHO charter). We are talking about depriving a member of the organization of the right to vote and the right to service. But "our" Glagolev glagolized* at the WHA session as if none of this had happened.

[*glagol = verb, a pun on the last name of the deputy minister]

"Over the past three years, the pandemic has presented a challenge to the whole world, revealed many problems and vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, in overcoming the current pandemic, when the highest degree of cohesion, mutual assistance, coherence of actions and rejection of selfish practices were required, some countries preferred to look for the guilty, to politicize the situation. Nevertheless, despite all the difficulties and problems that have been revealed, the world has managed to cope with this hardest blow and save millions of lives," said the Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation.
(telegram channel of Ministry of Health https://t.me/minzdrav_ru/2784)

Separately, Glagolev praised the Chinese partners for "timely and effective response to the pandemic and large-scale assistance to states in need." And then he began to complain about the "elite club" of pharmaceutical giants who wanted to sneeze at an equal partnership.

"We cannot but pay attention to the large-scale facts of corruption around pharmaceutical giants that are being revealed, including those related to the desire to limit the market of medicines, turning it into an "elite club", depriving the population of the countries of the opportunity to access the latest medicines at affordable prices," Glagolev said.

The official also stressed that equal access to technology and research is especially necessary today, which many states are deprived of due to unjustified sanctions and corporate lobbying. According to him, Russia and Belarus are "ready to provide assistance and cooperate with all countries on the principles of solidarity, equality and respect for international law."

And the key task of the future (apparently, Murashko, Glagolev and Co have it in common with the globalists) turns out to be "strengthening the global healthcare architecture based on open and mutually beneficial cooperation." Thus, Glagolev once again supported the so-called Pandemic Agreement, which WHO is about to adopt, and this moment is approaching, including "our" Ministry of Health. In fact, the text of the preliminary version of the PS clearly states that the global health architecture should be based on the "dominant role of WHO", and not on "mutually beneficial cooperation". But Glagolev also forgot this fact.

Then "our" official continued to complain to the wolves that the sheep were disappearing. That is, the "attempts of individual states" (the United States, the private American Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Kingdom, Germany – the main sponsors and hosts of the WHO agenda) to politicize the work of the organization in their own interests. Glagolev gave examples of infringement of Russia's interests:

"- The refusal of the WHO national collaborating centers located in the USA and the UK to provide a reference sample of the influenza virus to the Russian scientific Institute, which is a violation of the terms of reference and fixed provisions of the work of the collaborating centers.

- Groundless deprivation of the right of the Russian Federation to host a geographically remote WHO office for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.

- A group of biased EU countries with the participation of Ukraine, in violation of the WHO Charter, a week earlier closed the WHO Office on NCDs in Moscow, thereby depriving the countries in need of expert support and practical assistance to the organization during the period of recovery from the pandemic."

"We note that to date we have not received a response from WHO about the reasons for such illegal actions. We ask the WHO secretariat to take control of providing explanations on the facts of politicized violations of WHO working procedures," Glagolev said.

Well, in order to express his "position" at least on some obviously destructive aspect of WHO's activities, Glagolev noted that Russia opposes the concept of the "third sex" promoted by globalists.

"In the vast majority of WHO member countries, the existence of only two sexes - men and women — is fixed at the legislative level. The concept of the "third sex" has no universally recognized recognition, is not agreed upon by the member countries and does not have the comprehensive support of the world community. It contradicts the ethno-cultural way of life, religious ethics, and national traditions of most of the WHO member countries," the representative of the Ministry of Health noted, noting that through this concept, the views of Western countries that are unusual for them are imposed on the countries of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Glagolev recalled that the concept of gender is not fixed in the main WHO documents and expressed concern that the concept of the third sex may reduce the importance of family and traditional values.

True words, but we cannot help but notice that earlier the same Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation approved a simplified version of sex change in Russia, and also issued a regulatory act on the creation of an Interdepartmental working group to support the introduction of ICD-11 in our country from WHO, in which the taboo is removed from p***philia (it is not a deviation if a p***phile is physically does not r*pe), transgenderism is recognized as the norm. And the very anti-scientific Western liberal theory of gender ("social sex", in which the orientation and self-determination of a person is limited only by his own imagination), through which all kinds of perversions are legalized and normalized among children, has never raised questions from our medical officials.

And it is not surprising that, in fact, "our" Ministry of Health is now busy implementing infrastructure for gender reassignment operations, reviewing the norms of psychiatry and recognizing transgender people as mentally healthy people. Everything is strictly according to WHO patterns and in the continuation of the implementation of the methods of this structure of humanizers, also lobbying for sex from diapers, abortions without restrictions and the legalization of euthanasia.


So we are waiting for real cases from officials – it is not so important even from goosebumps, or from someone higher level. We don't need empty words. In the meantime, we will have to continue to watch how the WHO hosts lower Russia below the baseboard and terrorize our citizens with their "new normality" through "our" emissary officials."
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27.05.2023

"It is difficult to imagine a world order in which Russia is not among the major players"
Henry Kissinger and different generations of domestic politicians
May 27 marks the 100th anniversary of the American statesman, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He repeatedly visited the USSR and the Russian Federation and met with Soviet and Russian leaders: Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin. Henry Kissinger and domestic politicians — in the photo gallery "Kommersant".


1972, during Nixon's visit to the USSR


On July 3, 1974, Brezhnev and Nixon signed a treaty limiting underground nuclear weapons testing.


Brezhnev and Kissinger on the hunt


Moscow, February 5, 1987


With Gorbachev, German city of Halle, December 5, 1993


Meeting with Putin at the Kremlin, September 13, 2001


"Putin should be perceived as a character of Dostoevsky <...>, with all the contradictions and doubts about his own people" - Kissinger
On the photo: Putin with Kissinger in the Kremlin, October 12, 2005


With Medvedev, in Kremlin


At the Government House in Moscow, with Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, December 12, 2008


With Lavrov in schab-apartment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March 19, 2009


June 12, 2012, with former Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov* at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

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Russian developers have received a patent for artificial visual intelligence in the USA

Scientists of the Russian company Smart Engines have received a US patent for a proprietary development. The invention makes it possible to significantly optimize the operation of neural network architectures that are used for image recognition. The authors of the invention are Senior researcher-programmer of Smart Engines Alexander Sheshkus, CEO of Smart Engines PhD Vladimir Arlazarov, Technical Director of Smart Engines PhD Dmitry Nikolaev, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Director of Science of Smart Engines PhD Vladimir Lvovich Arlazarov.

The authors of the invention proposed a new neural network architecture that combines the blocks used in modern neural networks with a classic tool for analyzing real–world images - the Hough transform. The inventors expect that the proposed architecture will open a new page in the success story of neural network technologies in computer vision. The first studies of Haf neural networks, already published in scientific periodicals, fully confirm this idea. The patented solution is already used in Smart Engines software products for autonomous recognition of passports, ID cards and other documents."
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Say "thank you" to the Russian scientists for the fact that the U.S. AI recognized your U.S. ID card flawlessly (I hope your vaccination status and carbon footprint are all right).
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The speed of approach: by 2035, the whole of Russia will be covered with superfast Internet

25.05.2023
By the mid-2030s, almost all Russian houses and apartments will be connected to the ultra—high-speed Internet - 1 Gbit/s or more. This is stated in the draft strategy for the development of the domestic communications industry. This is necessary for comfortable access to high-quality video content, watching TV of modern standards, online games, using virtual and augmented reality, the document says. Experts believe that with such a speed of access, it is possible for completely new services to appear on the digital market - for example, a person's telepresence in the place where it is needed. Experts estimate investments in the project at hundreds of billions of rubles, so its implementation provides tax benefits for signalmen.
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Today it is almost impossible for a Russian household to fill a 1 Gbit/s channel, says Konstantin Ankilov, CEO of TMT Consulting.

- The program solves the problem of the next decade. Then a wide spread of new technologies is expected: augmented and virtual reality, telepresence, which creates a realistic effect of finding a person in a place other than his home — real or virtual. The transmission of visual and other information from a large number of objects will create new requirements for both the bandwidth of the home Internet channel and network delays," Konstantin Ankilov told Izvestia.
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In general, the project for the development of high-speed home Internet is really positive and extremely important for Russia, says Denis Kuskov, CEO of TelecomDaily. It is not about the user getting access at super speeds to a conditional online cinema or Telegram, he notes. By the end of the decade, both the fleet of computers and smartphones and the number of gadgets (IoT) will increase in apartments and private homes: smart speakers, sensors, possibly augmented and virtual reality devices that will be developed in the short term. We can also talk about communication systems that simulate the remote presence of a three—dimensional human model in certain conditions, for example, at a meeting, the expert argues.

The development of communication networks in such a scenario will require additional costs, and tax benefits in such a situation are really needed, especially in the face of rising equipment costs due to sanctions, concludes Denis Kuskov.


Rosseti Ural is implementing a large-scale program for the introduction of intelligent electricity metering

24.05.2023
As part of this project, in 2023-2024, Rosseti Ural power engineers will install 134 thousand meters of a new generation as part of the implementation of the mechanism of energy service contracts, that is, by attracting investor funds.

Russia and China: prospects for joint development in the Internet of Things market

25.05.2023
By the end of 2022, China has become a world leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine interaction (M2M) market. The country is betting on mobile IoT connections, that is, NB-IoT technology. Already today, China provides 70% of connections in the world, speaking in absolute numbers - the number of IoT connections in the country has reached 1.84 billion. Due to the specifics of state regulation, the IoT solutions of Chinese developers have only now begun to be actively promoted outside of China. How this will affect the Russian Internet of Things market, we talked with Andrey Plavich, head of the MTS Center for the Development of Networks and Solutions Based on Internet of Things Devices.
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Will Russia follow the example of China? What will be the development of domestic NB-IoT, will it be able to compete with LoRa, NB-Fi, etc.?

I am convinced that NB-IoT will become the dominant standard of the Internet of Things due to all its advantages. For example, networks will definitely become widespread in the housing and utilities sector and energy. I repeat, there are already networks in all regions of the country - if there is equipment, it takes minutes to connect.

You have noted that the high growth of connections in China is due to state support, is there support from the state in Russia?

Russia is also actively digitalizing the economy, which is stimulated by the state. For example, Federal Law No. 522 on the introduction of smart electricity meters has been adopted.

The scale of projects using Internet of Things technologies offers ample opportunities for the development of import substitution: interest in IoT equipment will entail an increase in demand for packaging, communication modules and other microelectronics elements.


Smart City climate initiatives on the way to decarbonization

26.05.2023
JSC Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions (RIR, part of the Rosatom State Corporation) shared its experience in implementing environmental projects, including using advanced digital solutions.

The company is actively developing activities in the field of consulting on emissions reduction, as well as validation and verification of greenhouse gases. In St. Petersburg, at the Youth Day of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress, a panel discussion "Urbanism of eco-cities: a comfortable environment of the new time" was held, where the expert of the Sustainable Development project office of the RIR Vinera Kashapova presented a report "Climate initiatives of the city on the way to decarbonization". In her speech, the speaker stressed the effectiveness of a single integrated approach of infrastructural and digital development of cities to ensure sustainable development of the territory.

RIR pays close attention to the issues of ecology and nature conservation for future generations. The company has accumulated extensive experience in managing thermal power plants and implementing environmental projects, including using digital technologies. The RIR is also an accredited body for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas emissions in Russia. One of the priority tasks of environmental activities is to reduce the negative impact of production on the environment, including reducing emissions into the atmosphere. At the same time, RIR solutions in the field of digitalization of the urban environment, housing and communal services and public administration are used in more than 100 cities of Russia. The synergy of the "Smart City" and the environmental agenda is a step into the future, which already has real cases today.

The Speaker of the RIR considered the main prerequisites and drivers of the climate agenda, initiatives to reduce the greenhouse effect and climate projects in Russia. Based on the company's experience, she revealed the mechanism and methodology for implementing the climate project. Vinera Kashapova spoke about the functionality of the Smart City digital platform, shared an example of the successful implementation of a comprehensive infrastructure project in Zheleznovodsk. To date, it has no analogues: the work of the municipality, services for citizens, and tourist services are combined on one digital platform. There are "smart" stops and "smart" pedestrian crossings in the resort city. There is a system of intelligent accounting for the consumption of municipal resources and the accumulation of solid household waste ("smart" garbage cans). In kindergartens and schools, sensors are installed that record the consumption of water, heat, and electricity – thanks to round-the-clock monitoring, it is possible to save about 20% of the previously consumed amount of resources.

"Rosatom is one of the recognized leaders of the environmental agenda. As a division of the state corporation, we pay special attention to this issue. We share the unique experience of projects that we implement in the environment based on digital technologies. Rational use of electricity is not just a concern for the federal, regional, local budget or, possibly, the family budget. This is a conscious contribution to the preservation of the environment, which does not require abandoning the usual level of comfort," said Vinera Kashapova."
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HOUSE.RF launches a training course on the "green" standard of apartment buildings

Digital Academy HOUSE.RF [on russian - DOM.RF], together with the HSE, is launching a training course on the national "green" standard developed for apartment buildings and the methodology of design and construction in accordance with its requirements.

The course is available to everyone, including design and construction companies, technical customers, management organizations, specialists in the field of "green" construction, manufacturers of building materials and equipment, as well as students and teachers interested in the development of the sustainable development agenda.

"This year, the "green" agenda in construction has not lost its relevance. On the contrary, the principles of sustainable development, effective management of business processes, work to reduce emissions of harmful substances and reuse of materials from demolition and construction of houses today are in the focus of attention of the largest participants in the real estate market. These tools make it possible to reduce construction costs, improve the quality of housing under construction and, ultimately, improve people's living standards. In order for the implementation of the national "green" standard of housing in Russia to be conducted more actively, we are entering a new stage — we are launching a special training course on its features and specifics of application," said the Director for Sustainable Development of the HOUSE.RF Marina Slutskaya.

The course program consists of 16 lessons with video lectures, presentations, test tasks and additional materials. "Cadets" will get acquainted with the legislation in the field of "green" construction, study the provisions of GOST R and the principles of "green" labeling in the EISWS, and also replenish their knowledge in the field of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly construction.

The course of study is designed for a month, the format for submitting educational material is online. Those who have successfully completed the training are issued a HOUSE.RF certificate and the certificate of the state certificate of advanced training of the Higher School of Economics."

At the site of the business program of the I All-Russian competition "Smart City Talents", business and government will meet to solve issues in the field of education

May 25, 2023
On June 22-24, 2023, the final of the I All-Russian competition – Olympiad "Smart City Talents" will be held in Tambov with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

At the site of the business program of the I All-Russian competition "Smart City Talents", business and government will meet to resolve issues in the field of education.

In addition to the competitions of children and adolescents in the areas of "Science and Technology" and "Creativity and Art" in the very center of the Chernozem region, heads of regional authorities responsible for education and digital transformation from almost all subjects of the Russian Federation, federal executive authorities and business representatives will gather to discuss the effectiveness of the system for identifying, supporting and developing abilities and talents in children, adolescents and youth.

The program includes plenary sessions, expert, motivational, strategic and foresight sessions, pitch presentations, communication in the framework of a panel discussion and an informal part with leading experts in various fields of business, as well as representatives of state authorities."

The BRICS Business Council supported the holding of the IV International Forum on the Development and Digital Transformation of Cities

May 26, 2023
The BRICS Business Council supported the holding of the IV International Forum on the Development and Digital Transformation of Cities, which will be held on July 26-28 in Ufa.

The business program of the main event of the Smart City project will be a bright and productive experience for all participants. The organizers have prepared an exclusive package of events that will help participants gain fresh knowledge and experience from leading Russian and international experts in the field of urban development and digital technologies.

Chairman of the Russian part of the BRICS Business Council, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin noted that the era of digital technologies radically changes the principles of functioning of urban communities. Thousands of different digital solutions have already been implemented in the regions of the country, the main goal of which is to create comfortable conditions and convenient services for the life of Russians.

"The motto of the forum "Smart City – Smart Country" reflects the idea of a socio-economic organization based on digital technologies, which are increasingly becoming part of our lives, contribute to the effective management of complex urban infrastructure, and ensure a steady increase in the quality of life and business activity. I am sure that the holding of the event will contribute to the establishment of business ties, the search for new breakthrough ideas and the promotion of initiatives aimed at the implementation of the Smart City project", he wrote in his greeting to the organizers and participants of the Forum."

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MGIMO Centre for Sustainable Development and ESG Transformation Digest #12

27 April 2023
The English version of the MCUR Digest (MGIMO Centre for Sustainable Development and ESG Transformation) is a regular information source accumulating the main news of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union in the sphere of sustainable development and ESG transformation, responsible finance and climate agenda.

The twelfth issue is focused on the latest news in the above-mentioned areas that were in the spotlight in Russia in March 2023. The originals of the news are available via active links in the text. The English version is published monthly.

Sustainable finance

The recent bankruptcy of Silicon Valley Bank stirred up criticism against the ESG agenda. Elena Borisenko, Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprombank, believes that ESG «had little to do with» the bankruptcy of SVB and calls for creating a «smart ESG», which will be based on critical thinking, consistency, adaptability and priority of substance over form.

The first issue of Russian sustainable development bonds took place in March. The bonds issued by Rosbank PJSC are aimed at refinancing environmental and social projects. The issue complies with Russian and international (ICMA) standards, as verified by ACRA. As far as the banking sector is concerned, the environmental projects of Russian Agricultural Bank should be noted — the bank has issued an EcoCard, the holders of which will be able to take part in the programs of the bank’s Ecology Fund. It has also approved a plan of joint environmental projects with Rosprirodnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources).

There have also been changes in the regulatory sphere — the Russian Government has expanded the taxonomy of green and adaptation projects and has made changes to the requirements for the verification system of sustainable financial instruments.

Other news on the topic:

08.03.2023 Vasily Vysokov, CEO of Tsentr-Invest: Sovereign ESG Banking as a Risk Management Tool
08.03.2023 Motives for Green Investment of Russian Companies
22.03.2023 Lietaer’s «Yin Vectors» of Financial Markets
22.03.2023 Sber’s ESG Report for 2022: Sustainable Finance Portfolio Reached 1.3 Trillion Rubles

Useful materials:

Annual Report 2022 — Central Bank of Russia
Green and Responsible. ESG Requirements Around the World. An Analytical Report by Sber

Climate policy and carbon regulation

The Russian Government continues its work on adaptation to global climate change in order to prevent its negative impact on the economy and the people’s standard of living. The national action plan for the second stage of adaptation to climate change has been approved and signed by Prime Minister Mishustin. The plan is designed for the period until 2025 and contains 17 measures, which are grouped into federal, sectoral and regional modules. The plan also provides for organizational, legal, scientific, methodological and informational support for the necessary adaptation measures.

Other news on the topic:

07.03.2023 Share of Sales of Electric Vehicles in Russia Has Reached 1 Per Cent
20.03.2023 New Emission Commitments to Be Discussed at UN Conference in Dubai, Experts Say
27.03.2023 Italy’s Giving up on Russian Gas Has Made It Difficult to Meet Environmental Goals
29.03.2023 Russia’s Climate Policy under Sanctions — the Regulatory Aspect
29.03.2023 St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange and Institute of Global Climate and Ecology Have Signed A Cooperation Agreement

Useful materials:

Climate in Russia in 2022. A report by the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology
World Climate Policy. A Digest by the Green Party of Moscow
The Era of Universal Fragmentation. An Article by War and Peace Portal
The EU’s Response to the Energy Crisis. Materials by the Russian International Affairs Council
An Interview with Alatash Sedat, Researcher at the Scientific and Educational Laboratory of Climate Change Economics of HSE

ESG infrastructure

The implementation of green procurement practices is one of the recent developments in the ESG infrastructure in Russia. It was discussed at the round table titled «New Environmental Requirements for Public and Corporate Procurement», held in early March. In accordance with the Regulation of the Russian Government No.1224 on green public procurement, it is now obligatory to specify the proportion of recycled materials in any procurement. According to the participants of public procurement, there are not enough transparent data and standards for these requirements to be met properly. Nowadays businesses are developing and using their own ESG criteria, so further development of green public procurement depends on standardization of ESG requirements.

Another important sphere of ESG infrastructure and ESG transformation of Russian SMEs is the creation of sustainable supply chains. X5 Group, the largest Russian retailer, and SberFactoring have launched a joint pilot project of green factoring for suppliers, unique for Russia. The solution allows a discount off the current financing rate for X5 suppliers who have received an ESG rating not lower than the desired level.

Mikhailov&Partners, a business agency, has conducted a survey of top managers and experts to get an up-to-date picture of ESG agenda in Russian companies. The study showed that about half of the companies adjust their ESG strategies, the same share of respondents do not reduce budgets for ESG initiatives, and the focus is shifting towards social problems. At the same time, 84 per cent of companies consider ESG to be a factor of employee loyalty and communicate actively with their employees on ESG-related issues.

President Putin attended the Congress of Russian Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and spoke about the creative role and responsibility of business. The President proposed to establish an award for the most responsible companies, and stressed the need for public non-financial reporting. It should be noted that work on the bill on mandatory non-financial reporting, which began in 2017, was suspended again in 2022.

Infragreen, an expert platform, has presented its report titled «ESG, Decarbonization and Green Finance in Russia 2022», which is a unique source of aggregated information on many aspects of the ESG agenda in Russia. The report contains an assessment of ESG consulting market, an overview of ESG bonds issues, an assessment of the total ESG portfolio of Russian banks and the results of the Consolidated 2022 Ranking carried out by Infragreen.

Other news on the topic:

16.03.2023 Norilsk Nickel to Launch a Remuneration Program for Digital Investor Employees
17.03.2023 Norilsk Nickel Is Preparing for IRMA Certification
20.03.2023 MTS Has Launched an Internal Survey on ESG Issues
20.03.2023 Yulia Katasonova, Manager at RA Expert, Spoke on Issues of ESG Ratings Regulation
29.03.2023 ACRA Has Published a New Methodology for Assigning ESG Ratings

Useful materials:

Ratings Market in Russia. A review by the Central Bank of Russia

Environmental protection

Sustainable development is one of the key integration priorities of the Eurasian Economic Union. It is vital to mobilize not only all existing resources, but also to use more incentives for scientific and technological development, economic assistance and «greening» of the economy. This was said by Dmitry Volvach, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia, at the opening ceremony of the 8th International Youth Forum on Sustainable Development, which was held on March 27-29 at MGIMO.

Other news on the topic:

13.03.2023 The Role of Forests in the Conservation of Water Resources and Prevention of Desertification
17.03.2023 International Environmental Cooperation Within the EAEU
20.03.2023 Recycling Spots Are Now Visible in Yandex.Maps
24.03.2023 Legal Aspects of Lake Baikal Protection and Socio-Economic Development of the Baikal Region

Useful materials:

Roshydromet (Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring) Report for 2022


The MCUR Digest is being issued as part of the implementation of the strategic academic leadership program «Priority 2030».
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Department of International Complex Problems of Nature Management and Ecology
MGIMO Centre for Sustainable Development and ESG Transformation

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2030.MGIMO / Strategic projects >> Russian International Resource Center ESG
The aim of the project is to create and develop the Russian International Center for Sustainable Development Competencies and ESG, systematizing and developing the best scientific, educational, administrative and regulatory practices in the field of environmental, social, managerial responsibility and strengthening the contribution of the Russian Federation to its development.

Main tasks
- creation of a resource center for sustainable development;

- organization of an annual open international conference on ESG issues;

- development of national management standards and ESG professional standards;

- providing consulting services on the implementation of ESG standards in the corporate sector;

- organization of an independent ESG rating of Russian companies and an annual report.

As a result of the implementation of this project, the perception of Russia as one of the leaders of the global legal and economic regulation and practice of ESG will be formed, the dominant leadership in this area in the space of post-Soviet Eurasia will be consolidated. The establishment of the center will contribute to the formation of a national system of state and corporate ESG norms and practices compatible with the general international ESG field.

Results
- Perception of Russia as one of the leaders of the global legal and economic regulation and practice of ESG, the dominant leadership in the space of post-Soviet Eurasia;

- Formation of a national system of state and corporate ESG norms and practices compatible with the general international ESG field;

- The number of publications on ESG in Scopus — 50 per year;

- The number of new ESG educational programs is 5.

Key partners of the strategic project: MIPT, Rostec Group, Rosneft PJSC, Transneft PJSC, VEB.Russian Federation, PJSC "Norilsk Nickel", JSC "Russian Railways", JSC "UMMC", the Russian Union of Insurers, PJSC "Rostelecom", GC "Mother and Child".


News / New MGIMO publications / May 12, 2023

People in Smart Cities
People in smart cities: monograph / S.G.Kamolov, O.S.Volgin, E.N.Kaunov [et al.]; under the general editorship of S.G.Kamolov, K.Kabsung. — Publishing house: Rusains, 2023

The book presents a state-of-the-art research, built around a value-based vision of Smart Cities. It details the dynamics in human values for the past decades and is an attempt to present a wider perspective on new digital global culture. Today the smart city panorama seems very chaotic and people feel lost in the fast-changing digital environment. The book makes the reader take a break from overwhelming information streams and think of oneself identity. It also outlines contemporary approaches to Smart City governance strategies which help to improve the quality of life in the urban spaces as well as create public value for citizens.

Overall, this study offers a valuable resource for researchers, students and those who are interested in the Smart City of today and a future direction...
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Putin promised to discuss the promotion of Russian video games in the BRICS countries

TASS, 05/31/2023
Russia will discuss with BRICS partners the promotion of Russian video games in these countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday during an inspection of the exhibition "Development of the Creative Economy in Russia."

So he answered the request of one of the participants of the event to help Russian game manufacturers with entering the Chinese market.

"We will put this into the negotiation process with our partners. The market is huge. And not only China - in all BRICS countries," the head of state assured in response.


Vladimir Vladimirovich during his walk through the exhibition



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June 5 is the last day of accepting applications for the I All-Russian competition-Olympiad "Smart City Talents"

Due to numerous requests and taking into account the huge interest, the organizing committee of the competition decided to extend the acceptance of applications until June 5.

The organizers of the competition note the incredible number of applications received, there is no need to go anywhere to participate in the competition, children of even the most remote subjects of Russia can participate.

The contest aims to give a chance to every child and teenager in the country, regardless of social status and physical abilities:
Show your talent to professionals who implement the best projects for children and teenagers
Find a mentor – an acting specialist of an extra class
Sign a contract with leading business representatives
Start your professional career in the Russian industry


The jury will have a difficult task to select the applicants who will meet on June 22-24 at the final of the competition in Tambov.

In search of talents, more than 50 active market professionals who actually make decisions in the Russian industry are involved in the project.

Each winner will receive:
Access to closed castings of iconic projects
Media support of your career on the resources of the Olympiad
Free training course with project partners
Additional points and preferences for university entrance tests
Personal page in the presentation of the winners of the competition
The children will have an unforgettable eventful program, meetings with the ambassadors of the competition, gifts and prizes from the partners of the Olympiad.


For more information on participation, see the official page of the contest in VK and the event website

Recall that the competition is supported by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Digital Development of Russia."


One of the posters of the contest: "The future depends only on you"

For more information on participation, see the official page of the contest in VK and the event website
Event website:

Candidates from 6 to 18 years old can participate in the following categories:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
new production
new security

new medicine
new living environment
artificial intelligence
nanotechnology and nanoengineering
neurotechnology and cognitive sciences

creation of virtual worlds
energetics
space
new transport


CREATIVITY AND ART:
vocals
dancing
acting
TV presenter
blogging
design and modeling
free genre



A few more photos from the page





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A platform for identifying and developing talents that unites all the most popular children's directions
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The jury consists of acting professionals. In search of talents, more than 50 active market professionals who actually make decisions in the Russian industry are involved in the project, among them: Heads of leading universities; Representatives of technology-leading companies; Heads of relevant state authorities; Film directors; Agents; ...
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Not just a Contest! It is a platform for creative growth and talent development. By participating in the project, children get into the community of future professionals of culture, creative, scientific and technological industries and the personnel training system for years to come.
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Official Partner:

A little detour from traditional and patriotic forumsmartcity.ru, for a brief review of the official partner Sitronics group.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
Our goal is to ensure the digital transformation of processes using intelligent solutions, creating a high—tech, safe and environmentally friendly future
- Nikolay Pozhidaev, President of Sitronics Group


BUSINESS EVOLUTION THROUGH INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES

Sitronics Group - a multidisciplinary Russian IT company with extensive experience in digitalizing strategic sectors of the economy and implementing large—scale projects for business and the state

Digital transformation of projects for business and government is carried out thanks to a wide range of tools, as well as cooperation with the largest developers of IT products around the world.

The company has diverse competencies: from the production of its own IT equipment to the development and implementation of solutions in the field of the Internet of Things and software. Sitronics Group develops comprehensive IT solutions and implements them at any stage of infrastructure maturity.


WE CAN
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A few messages from the news section of the site

Sitronics Group has become a partner of the events of the Smart City project

MARCH 30, 2023
The multidisciplinary Russian IT company Sitronics Group (part of AFK Sistema Group), a developer of integrated solutions for government and business, has become a strategic partner of the Smart City project events.

Smart City is a departmental project of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation on digitalization of urban economy, which is implemented within the framework of the national project "Housing and Urban Environment" and the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".

Sitronics Group has been developing and implementing digitalization technologies for more than 20 years that can ensure maximum security and optimization of intelligent processes. The company has accumulated significant competencies in creating solutions for "smart cities" from the introduction of video surveillance and analytics based on artificial intelligence to the development of intelligent traffic control systems.

Today, Sitronics Group has many years of experience in creating digital platforms for managing territories for the specific needs of customers with the integration of services for collecting various data and ensuring the protection of information of critical infrastructure facilities. The ecosystem of Sitronics Group products solves the tasks of the Smart City standard, including not only smart management at the city level, but also monitoring of any systems, facilities and the development of charging infrastructure for electric transport.

"We are active market players and participate in various aspects of the development of the Smart City project. So, last year our experience was useful for updating the standard as part of participation in the working group of the Ministry of Construction of Russia. This year we are actively involved in the planned activities of the project. Firstly, these are exhibitions where we will present our solutions. And secondly, it is a discussion of ways to achieve digital transformation of cities taking into account new realities for effective management and providing comfortable conditions for residents," said Nikolay Pozhidaev, President of Sitronics Group.

"Being in constant dialogue with market participants and the professional community is one of the key principles of the work of the Ministry of Construction of Russia. I am sure that cooperation with one of the leading companies for the creation of intelligent technological solutions, including within the framework of the departmental project working group, will increase the effectiveness of Smart City events," said Konstantin Mikhailik, Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing of the Russian Federation.

In total, four main events of the Smart City project are being prepared in 2023. On April 13-14, the First National Award for contribution to the development of digitalization of urban economy "Smart City" will be presented in Krasnoyarsk. Ufa, Tambov and Saratov will host the relay in summer and autumn. Forums, performing arts championships and All-Russian games will be held in these cities."


Sitronics Group unveils Smart City Solutions in India

07 APRIL 2023
At the largest industry exhibition Smart Cities India, the company demonstrated solutions for intelligent transport, video analytics and the creation of an electric water fleet.

Sitronics Group (part of the Sistema Group of PJSC AFC) presented its solutions for the implementation of the smart city concept at the largest industry exhibition Smart Cities India in New Delhi, as well as within the framework of the Russian-Indian Business Forum "Cooperation for Development and Growth". Sitronics Group's developments were presented at the stand of the Russian Export Center within the framework of international cooperation with the assistance of the Marinet Industry Center, as well as the Moscow government.

In particular, video analytics solutions, intelligent transport systems, as well as remote monitoring tools aroused particular interest from representatives of government and business in India. ..."

Sitronics Group's Smart City Infrastructure project for the Leningrad Region is the best in Russia

APRIL 14, 2023
The project in the village of Sosnovo, Priozersky district, won the "Infrastructure" nomination of the national award for contribution to the development of digitalization of urban economy.

The Leningrad region took the first place among infrastructure solutions for the "Smart City". Sitronics KT, a member of the Sitronics Group, in 2022 introduced a socio-economic development management module in Sosnovo — a program for calculating IQ City indicators.

"The module we have implemented is part of the company's own digital region management platform. With the help of our system, you can track the dynamics of the implementation of regional and federal programs, the implementation of national projects, the pace and status of the execution of orders in a settlement, city or region. The key purpose of implementing the solution is to improve the lives of citizens," said Igor Marenich, CEO of Sitronics KT.

"Smart City increases the efficiency of the digital urban management system and the comfort of residents. Its implementation in the Leningrad Region is coordinated by the Competence Center — the head of the Regional Committee for Housing and Communal Services. We are implementing pilot developments in Gatchina and Sosnovy Bor, and now a comprehensive project in Sosnovo has been noted at the federal level. Congratulations to the winners, I am sure that our experience will be useful in other districts of the Leningrad Region and regions of Russia," said Alexander Timkov, Chairman of the Housing and Communal Services Committee of the Leningrad Region.

In total, within the framework of the national award for contribution to the development of digitalization of urban economy "Smart City", about 100 applications reached the final. The Organizing Committee considered more than 200 projects submitted by 51 subjects of Russia. The winners of the award were determined in 29 industry and special nominations.
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Sitronics Group and the Smart City Competence Center have agreed to cooperate in the implementation of projects for the digital transformation of cities

APRIL 14, 2023
A multidisciplinary IT developer of solutions for government and business, Sitronics Group (part of Sistema AFC Group) and the Smart City Competence Center signed an agreement on the implementation of projects in the field of urban development and digital transformation of urban economy. Within the framework of cooperation, the regions participating in the departmental project will have the opportunity to use the company's expertise in the implementation of their programs.

The document was signed in Krasnoyarsk within the framework of the First National Award for contribution to the development of digitalization of urban economy "Smart City". The organizations agreed to unite and coordinate efforts to improve competitiveness, development and digital transformation of the construction industry and housing and communal services.

The signed agreement defines the areas of interaction between Sitronics Group and the Smart City Competence Center, and allows successful digital projects to be replicated nationwide in interested participating cities.

The attention of Sitronics Group is focused on the development and implementation of technologies that can provide not only comfortable living, but also security for city residents. To do this, the company implements projects on the introduction of digital management platforms, as well as video surveillance and analytics systems based on artificial intelligence.

"Sitronics Group has accumulated a lot of expertise in digitalization of cities. We are implementing projects that cover different spheres of life: from intelligent transport and urban management to healthcare and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Last year, our experience was useful when updating the standard as part of participation in the working group of the Ministry of Construction of Russia. I am sure that the new proposals will also be accepted and implemented in practice," said Nikolay Pozhidaev, President of Sitronics Group.

ANO "Competence Center "Smart City" was established in September last year as a platform consolidating participants of the departmental project, experience and expertise. The participants of the organization are the executive authorities of the regions of Russia responsible for the implementation of the departmental project of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation.

"The key idea of our activity is the effective scaling of successful projects with the optimization of budget funds. The signing of the agreement contributes to the synergy of government and business, allows us to use the best practices that have already been implemented in some regions to "land" in others," said Adel Slavutin, Director General of the Autonomous Non—profit Organization for the Implementation of projects in the field of urban Development and digital Transformation of Urban Economy "Smart City Competence Center".

"Smart City" is an approach to the development of a city using digital tools to improve living standards, quality of services and management efficiency. The departmental project unites all the cities of Russia, the number of which exceeds 100 thousand people.

"The Ministry of Construction of Russia continues systematic and consistent work on the creation and development of qualitatively new, sustainable and "smart" cities. With the help of new technologies, safe, affordable and comfortable living conditions are being created, an effective urban management system is being formed. I am sure that this agreement is another important step that will increase the effectiveness of Smart City activities through methodological and informational support," said Konstantin Mikhailik, Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing of the Russian Federation."


Digitalization of urban economy

APRIL 24, 2023
The ceremony of awarding the national award "Smart City" took place in Krasnoyarsk. The event is being held for the first time, awards are awarded for contributions to the development of digitalization of urban economy – from transport to medicine. As part of the business program, a number of agreements were signed on the implementation of new projects that are designed to change the lives of Russians with the help of modern technologies.

More than a hundred participants – both individual companies and enterprises, and regions as a whole - reached the final of the award. The authorities of the Leningrad Region and Sitronics Group received an award in the "Infrastructure" nomination for the implementation of the socio-economic development management module – the IQ City indicators calculation program. The solution is part of the company's own digital region management platform. The system helps to track the implementation of regional and federal programs, the implementation of national projects, the speed and status of execution of orders in a settlement, city or region.

"The most basic purpose of such systems is reliable and fast information for decision–making. At the second stage, decisions themselves are usually automated, there are fairly standard procedures – if three of the five indicators have developed like this, then the decision should be like this. But first of all, it is fast and very high–quality information about what is happening. There are clear trends in the economy, city structures want to do their work more efficiently, while understanding the aspirations of citizens," commented Nikolay Pozhidaev, President of Sitronics Group.

The Smart City Award is part of the eponymous project of the Ministry of Construction of Russia. It has been implemented for five years. During this time, various "smart" solutions have been implemented in more than two hundred cities from forty-seven regions of the country, the department said.

"Our main task has always been methodological support on the one hand, that is, to form the rules of the game, examples, the best cases, to tell about it, on the other hand, to make some kind of benchmark. This is how the IQ indicator of cities appeared – its main task is to reflect a whole set of factors. That is, there was a task to make such a complex indicator that it would not be possible to win simply by doing some one project, even if you did one project, you would be at the bottom, you would have to do many, many different projects, because we have a cross-cutting figure. This year we will show that we have grown by 16 percent in terms of the IQ of cities," said Konstantin Mikhailik, Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation.

Digital projects, which, according to the organizers of the award, have proven their effectiveness in individual cities, will be implemented nationwide. The agreement was signed by the IT developer of solutions for government and business Sitronics Group and the Competence Center "Smart City". Regions will be able to use the company's expertise – from intelligent transport and urban management to healthcare and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

"We have acquired a lot of competencies in video analytics. Well, the platform solutions of our company today are also being implemented in a number of regions – that is, these are management platforms for one or another can even be said to be branches of urban economy. Moreover, we are engaged in infrastructure projects and communication projects, today we provide space data as an operator for the development of the urban intellectual environment," Nikolay Pozhidaev stressed.

According to the plan of the Ministry of Construction, thanks to the Smart City project, the share of residents participating in the management of their hometown will grow to sixty percent by the end of next year."

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Partner [of the competition "talents in the smart city"]:

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The Russian company "Unicorn", the developer of the Ujin platform, the technology leader in the smart building segment. We combine expertise in engineering systems, artificial intelligence and innovations in the field of the Internet of Things.


Why Developers Choose Ujin:
Winner of the IoT Awards 2021 — The Best IoT solution for a smart City
The Ujin platform and mobile application are included in the register of domestic software
Innovation of the year: IT solution in the field of development
Skolkovo Resident Company

About company
Creating a unified digital environment of buildings. We improve our approaches in the field of technological solutions and help to introduce new technologies into the daily life of a person

We are a completely Russian company and independently produce software. Data processing centers are located on the territory of the Russian Federation

Ujin — creating trends in digitalization and management of smart buildings. We combine expertise in engineering systems, artificial intelligence and innovations in the field of IoT

We are a member of the interdepartmental working group project "Smart apartment building" for the elaboration of proposals, as well as the development of recommendations on the formation of standards


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The Ujin platform was included in the list of particularly significant projects in the field of construction and housing, approved by the Ministry of digital development of Russia, and received a grant from the Russian Information Technology Development Fund.
Development of the Ujin Platform project within the RFRIT grant

Unicorn has received a grant from the Russian Foundation for the Development of Information Technologies (RFRIT) for the development of the Ujin Platform project


As part of the competitive selection for the development of Russian solutions in the field of information technology, Unicorn is implementing improvements that will expand the functionality of the platform to solve existing problems in the housing and utilities industry and building maintenance in general and allow third-party developers to develop their own integration modules and services for users based on the Ujin platform.

The grant was provided for the completion of software, the purpose of which is the digitalization of the housing and communal services sector, as well as automation of the management of residential, commercial and social real estate and individual premises (apartments, offices, offices) and IoT devices. The project implementation period is from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Project plans

The completion of the Ujin platform will be carried out in two stages:
The first stage started in September 2022. The tasks of this stage are related both to the expansion of user functionality and to the work on the architecture of the platform necessary for its scaling in various formats (saas, on-premise, box)

At the first stage, we are:
Working on the development of the platform's functionality. So in relation to our Virtual Control Room product, we will improve some of the services related to scheduled repairs and maintenance of building equipment. Checklists and technological maps will appear. We are also working on integrating the Virtual Control Room with BIM models of the building. This will greatly simplify and eliminate the need for manual input of information when starting an object.

We are already working on the development of visualization of the state of engineering systems: sections related to graphic plans of security systems and engineering systems of buildings. In the personal account of the Management Company, floor plans of the building and vertical sections will be available, on top of which equipment will be displayed in relation to specific premises.

We are improving the section related to elevator systems. It will allow you to display the movement of elevators in real time and monitor their condition, as well as send the elevator to the desired floor.

We are working on a block about the development of b2c services and a personal assistant. There are many tasks: starting from the possibility of voice interaction with Ujin Assistant via Ujin devices, ending with the management of paid subscriptions to the skills of a personal assistant for end users.

We plan to integrate with GIS of housing and communal services for OSS and payment of receipts not only from the Management Company, but also from all service providers in the MCD. This will give the Management Company the opportunity to work with debtors through restrictions on access to smart building services with a built-in warning system for notifications about upcoming outages.

We will significantly rework the section related to the acceptance of apartments and other real estate objects, including using the possibility of a personal assistant. Skills will be created that allow you to book and rent premises, inventory in buildings. Skills of collecting feedback, surveys, subscription management, pass orders, elevator management.

In the MP of the resident, we will create a section in which the available paid services of the platform will be displayed with the status of subscription availability, its validity period and the amount of the subscription fee.
We implement internal billing and provide opportunities to manage subscriptions to b2c and b2b services, respectively, through the personal account of the CC and MP of the resident.

We perform a large block of internal work. It is aimed at providing the ability to scale the Ujin platform. This is primarily her work in on-premise mode.

We are processing work with signals and events, implementing a data bus. And we are also creating a version of our software that can work locally at the facility, providing inter-system services and interfaces for managing engineering systems in conjunction directly over a local network with equipment located in the house, regardless of the availability of the Internet and the connection between the building and the platform located in the cloud.

The 2nd stage starts from July 2023
Here, the tasks performed are associated with a significant redesign of the architecture of the Ujin platform in order to transform it into a scalable operating system.

Project implementation progress
Green corridor for the resident

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Updates for the resident are reflected in the following:
- The elevator automatically recognizes the resident when passing through the access point and will go to the desired floor,
- smart elevator control can be included in one of the smart home scenarios. For example, when the "We left" scenario is activated, the elevator will automatically go to the desired floor to the resident.

As a result, the interaction of the resident with the residential complex in terms of passage to the territory and home is maximally simplified due to the formation of the so-called "green corridor".
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Ujin Assistant - a personal assistant of the user in a smart building.

New features of Ujin Assistant: recommendations, surveys of residents and evaluation of services

Our personal Assistant has more and more new skills. This month we added the following features to Ujin Assistant:

1. Creating surveys of residents. This feature will allow any resident to create a survey on a topic of interest and get answers from other residents or a separate group. For example, a resident of the house can initiate the installation of sports equipment in the yard. To understand how many residents are willing to support this idea, he can create a survey. Any survey is moderated by the management company, after publication, residents receive a notification with an offer to participate.

2. Collecting feedback on completed works. After receiving a service from a management company specialist, for example, an electrician, the Assistant will offer to evaluate the quality of the work performed, you can rate and add a comment. The results will be transferred to the management company.

3. Personalized recommendations. The "My Profile" section will appear in the mobile application, where the resident will be able to write information about himself. In addition, if the resident gives such permission, the Assistant will save personal information about the user during work. In this way, the Assistant will be able to form personal recommendations: offer the resident to take surveys, watch the news, use services that correspond to his interests. For example, a survey about sports equipment from the first point can be conducted only among those residents who were interested in the topic of sports or noted it in their profile. This collection of information will also be useful for the management company: she will be able to create personalized news and distribute it using interest targeting.
22.05.2023

News:
IT company Ujin has become a partner of the events of the Smart City project

The Russian IT company Ujin (Unicorn LLC), a developer of a platform for smart buildings and a line of IoT devices for the professional and consumer markets, has become a strategic partner of the Smart City project events.

Smart City is a departmental project of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation on digitalization of urban economy, which is implemented within the framework of the national project "Housing and Urban Environment" and the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation".
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In total, four main events of the Smart City project are being prepared in 2023."

Ujin and ANO "Competence Center "Smart City" signed a cooperation agreement

The signing of the cooperation agreement took place on April 13 in Krasnoyarsk within the framework of the I National Award for Contribution to the Development of Digitalization of Urban Economy. The IT company Ujin has become a strategic partner of the events of the Smart City project.
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Day 1
Interactive and competitive platforms "Smart City. Science and Technology"

- Introducing guests to the latest news and projects on digitalization of cities
- The possibility of direct communication between residents and government representatives
- Latest news and events of the Digital Region
- Review of voting on the PIC, The best implemented and ongoing projects of a comfortable urban environment
- Quantoriums, robot schools and other formats for teaching children and teenagers in the region
- Competitions in the directions of the National Technological Olympiad
Exhibition exposition of modern projects directly aimed at the development and improvement of people's quality of life


Day 2
The opening ceremony of the All-Russian competition- Olympiad "Smart City Talents"

- Master classes from the stars of cinema, blogosphere, TV and show business
- Trainings and seminars with the best teachers
- Networking with current industry professionals
- A business program dedicated to the best practices for working with children's talents
- Performance of the best teams of the region
- Performance of the star headliner of the Opening Ceremony


Day 3
A grand gala concert of the winners of the competition at the main venue of the city together with the jury members - stars of cinema, music, TV and show business!
Awarding the winners of competitions in various categories
Performance of the headlining stars of Russian show business
The closing ceremony of the All-Russian competition-Olympiad "Smart City Talents"

Honored guests

Egorov Maxim Borisovich
Head of the Tambov region

Mikhailik Konstantin Alexandrovich
Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation

Fayzullin Irek Envarovich
Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation

Kiriyenko Sergey Vladilenovich
First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation

Kravtsov Sergey Sergeevich
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation


There is and Official greetings from him:
Dear friends!
The All-Russian competition–Olympiad "Smart City Talents" is a unique platform where children can take the first step towards their dreams, reveal their talents and decide on a profession, and adults find effective solutions here to achieve their goals in the field of education.
It is important that the competition gives every child and teenager a chance, regardless of their place of residence, social status and physical abilities, to show their talents, find a mentor and implement the most interesting and ambitious projects together. Thus, we strengthen the children's faith in themselves, their future and the future of Russia.
I wish the organizers of the contest interesting and productive work, and the young participants – bright impressions and victories!

Sergey Sergeyevich Kravtsov
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation

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Other honored guests of "Smart City Talents":
Golikova Tatyana Alekseevna
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation for Social Policy
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And the honored guest:
Chernyshenko Dmitry Nikolaevich
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
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Smart building – the foundation for a smart city

08.08.2017
In July 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the formation of the digital economy is becoming a matter of national security. In addition, according to the President, the digital economy is not a separate industry, but a new basis for the development of the public administration system, economy, business, social sphere and the whole society. And already on July 31, 2017, the Digital Economy program was approved. Strategic planning, among other things, implies the development of technologies for "smart cities". It is the "smart city", through the integration of information and communication technologies and engineering, that is one of the key factors in the creation and prosperity of a safe and conscious society.
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Of great interest is the installation "Smart Home/apartment", where leading Russian integrators present intelligent home systems, security, comfort and multimedia systems, lighting, climate control, curtains, air and water leakage control, as well as intercom.
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Separately, it is worth noting the special conference "Cities of the future: technologies for business and the state", the announcement of the program of which is scheduled for September.

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May 16, 2017
A program written for Putin: 50 "smart" cities with Wi-Fi and drones will be built in Russia

The draft of the "Digital Economy" program developed by the Ministry of Communications assumes the creation of 50 "smart cities" in Russia by 2025. Such cities will be built up with technoparks, Wi-Fi will be available everywhere in them, residents will participate in decision-making by city authorities using electronic services, houses will be built using digital technologies, and drones will start driving through the streets.

50 smart cities by 2025
CNews continues to publish about the project program "Digital Economy of Russia", prepared by the Ministry of Communications on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The program describes the development plan of the Russian ICT industry in the period up to 2025.

One of the sections of the program - "Smart City" - is devoted to the description of "innovative cities in which it is possible to implement a set of technical solutions and organizational measures aimed at achieving the highest possible quality of resource management and service provision, in order to create favorable conditions for living and staying, business activity of current and future generations."

It is planned to create 50 "smart cities" in Russia. In 2018, a corresponding concept should be ready, and by 2025, an ontological model of the smart city's activity should be developed, which is a structured description of smart city objects and the relations between them.

In 2019, the first rating of "smart" cities of the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEU) will be ready, and by 2025 at least eight Russian cities will be included in the TOP 50 world rankings of "smart" cities. Subsequently, the best practices of "smart" cities will be replicated in other cities of Russia and the EAEU. ..."


Vladimir Putin supported the proposal to involve young people in the Smart City urban digitalization project

February 13, 2019
On February 12, at a meeting with representatives of the public in Kazan after Oleg Zorya's speech [Head of the All-Russian project "Urban Renovation"] The President of Russia stressed the need to attract young people and volunteers to the Smart City urban digitalization project within the framework of the national Housing and Urban Environment project.
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"There are a lot of areas for attracting volunteers. We just need to think and use people who are eager to help their neighbor to solve the tasks that we face in the field of creating a comfortable urban environment," Vladimir Putin said.
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Russia – Central Asia Summit
Vladimir Putin took part in the meeting of the heads of state participating in the first Russia–Central Asia summit.

October 14, 2022, Astana
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Another important issue is the improvement of cooperation in the field of epidemiological and sanitary safety. The pandemic has clearly confirmed the need to develop at the regional level a comprehensive system of measures that can ensure the health and well-being of our citizens, as well as strengthen the technological independence of the States of the region. It would be necessary, for example, to think about the possibility of creating a research laboratory of the CIS infrastructure.

We also consider it a priority task to build up a joint technological resource in the field of information security. We propose to start implementing projects within the framework of the Commonwealth in the field of digitalization of the urban environment ("smart city") and public administration ("electronic government"), ensuring network security, digital education. ..."


The "smart city" of Zheleznovodsk interested Putin

15.01.2023
Digitalization is becoming a tool for bringing the authorities closer to the residents, they decide which facilities to build, and their initiatives should find an instant response from the authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin believes. He expressed this opinion while getting acquainted with the digital project "Smart City", which was represented by the head of Zheleznovodsk Evgeny Moiseev.

Before the start of the Council for the Development of Local Self-Government, Vladimir Putin very carefully familiarized himself with the Smart City project.

Using the example of Zheleznovodsk, Evgeny Moiseev demonstrated a digital panel "Smart Resort City", with the help of which resort residents will quickly recognize the city, its sights and express their wishes in the improvement of resort areas. ..."
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Russians will be deprived of the usual online payments. SMS with confirmation codes on the verge of destruction

From October 2023, SMS messages with confirmation codes will become paid for banks. This is done to stimulate them to switch to a new method of payment identification on the user's device. The initiator claims that it is more secure, but banks are in no hurry to abandon the classic SMS method, despite the fact that the new one has been in effect for about a year.

[...]According to Kommersant, the initiator of the new levies is the National Payment Card System (NSPK), the operator of the domestic payment system Mir. According to the publication, all the changes are still at the project level, but the NSPK managed to send out the likely new tariffs to the banks.

The changes are due to take effect in October 2023.

The commission for sending an SMS message with an online payment confirmation code will fall on the shoulders of banks. For issuers, it will amount to 20 kopecks for each such operation, and the acquiring bank will pay the same amount if the user has made a purchase on the website served by him through a browser. If the purchase is made through the app, the commission will be 10 kopecks for each operation.

According to Kommersant, demanding 20 kopecks from banks for each message sent with a confirmation code, the NSPK seeks to make the online shopping process safer for consumers. The operator wants to force banks to switch to a new way of identifying the user – by recognizing the gadget from which the payment is made. The Bank will identify the mobile phone or other device as the client's main device and then make the payment without sending a paid SMS. At the same time, the NSPC does not prohibit banks from using the old method (sending codes), but simply makes it paid.

Representatives of the NSPK assure that the innovation (identification of the user by his device) is more profitable for banks due to the absence of commissions. According to them, the Russians themselves will also benefit – the new method is allegedly designed to increase the security of online payments "through a comprehensive assessment of the risk level of the operation based on the data transmitted by the TSP," the publication writes.

ТСП in this case are a "trade and service enterprise". This term usually refers to organizations that provide services or sell goods and accept payment by bank card. These are ordinary stores, retail chains, etc. ..."

02 June 2023
The ecosystem of the housing sector from Dom.rf* has united 40 digital services

[*Dom = Home]
For successful digitalization of the economy, a particular industry or business, it is important to take into account the opinion of all market participants and clearly understand the audience that the launch of IT products is aimed at. This approach allows you to create a multi-purpose ecosystem. Nikolay Kozak, Managing Director for Digitalization and IT of Dom.rf, said this at the session of the Ministry of Construction of Russia "Construction Complex of the Future: Challenges and prospects of digital transformation", which took place within the framework of the CIPR-2023.

As the speaker noted, a prerequisite for digitalization is the synergy of all market participants, which is based on data, that is, statistics and analytics.
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"In general, the result of this approach at the moment is our ecosystem of the housing sector, combining more than 40 multifunctional services that simplify and accelerate business processes, make it more accessible to people are living in a well–maintained and well-equipped environment," he stressed.
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Also, artificial intelligence is being actively introduced into the Dom.rf: AI is already being used in the processes of advising citizens, recruiting personnel and integrated into the educational projects of the state-owned company, including the launch of an AI course together with the Sber. Yi editor helps the company to work with large documents. And for the Unified Digital Platform of the Russian Federation (Gostech) The Development Institute, together with the Ministry of Finance, worked out the modules of the client path."

The Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation spoke about the development of the Smart City urban digitalization project

Over the five years of the Smart City project, a community of experts from federal and municipal authorities, the largest players in the industry, representatives of supporting educational organizations has been formed.

"Digital solutions within the framework of the project bring concrete benefits to people in more than 200 cities in 47 Russian regions," added Daria Dolgikh, Deputy Head of the Project Directorate of the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation, at the session of the CIPR "Pulse of the Digital City. Automation of the urban environment".

She recalled that within the framework of the competition "Best Municipal Practices", the most promising integrated solutions can receive support, which can be replicated in other regions of the country in the future.

"We are additionally working on the issues of evaluating business solutions that fall into the Bank of Smart City Solutions. It is especially important now to support the import substitution unit. Work in this direction is already being carried out by market leaders and advanced organizations ready to offer innovative solutions," Daria Dolgikh stressed.
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Forget about anonymity: in the Russian Federation they want to make the Internet using a passport

June 3, 2023

IT specialists and relevant authorities are discussing the introduction of new technology in the Russian Federation.

In the future, passport registration will be required to access the secure Internet. The user will receive a unique code.

Andrey Svintsov, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, told about this on the air of the Moscow Speaks radio station.


According to Svintsov, we will soon come to the conclusion that it is more profitable for us to have an absolutely transparent Internet. There will be some kind of personal identifier that will indicate who is hiding behind this account. A certain code will be assigned, through which the special services will always be able to determine the owner of this account.

According to him, after consulting with experts of the Moscow State University and The Ministry of Digital Development, we will have to change the technology of the Internet. Today's technology, when it is possible to connect to the network from anonymous devices, will be replaced. It will look like this: you get to the secure Internet only after pre-registration in it. You register with a passport, get an analogue of a domain name and with this identifier you enter the protected part of the Internet from anywhere in the world. There will be a single operator that manages all our personal data.

At the same time, Svintsov noted that the unprotected Internet will also remain, but the users themselves will be responsible for their personal data.

Earlier, Deputy Alexander Khinshtein said that all negative content can be removed from the network only if the "Internet works according to a passport", thereby making it absolutely safe.

Passport—based Internet is not a new idea that has already been implemented or is being discussed in some countries of the world. For example, in China there is a social credit system that links citizens' online activity with their personal data and evaluates their behavior according to various criteria. [*BRICS]

In India, there is an Aadhaar project that provides each citizen with a unique 12-digit identification number associated with his biometric data, such as fingerprints and iris scans. This number is used to access various public and private services, including bank accounts, mobile communications and the Internet. However, the project is facing criticism for violating the right to privacy and for vulnerability to hacker attacks. [*BRICS]

Iran has a "white internet" system that allows citizens to access certain government-approved sites without having to use VPNs or proxy servers. To register in this system, users must provide their personal data, including passport number, email address and phone number. Human rights organizations criticize this system for restricting freedom of information and for the possibility of surveillance of citizens' online activity. [*One of the "deepstate targets", among her top "enemies", and a candidate for BRICS membership]

The purpose of such technologies is to increase security, combat terrorism, crime and fraud, as well as improve the quality of public services. However, they also carry risks to human rights, freedom of speech and personal privacy. Questions arise about how to protect citizens' data from leaks, abuse and hacker attacks, how to control the actions of government agencies and private companies that have access to this data, how to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency, fairness and responsibility when using such technologies.

Therefore, it is important that the introduction of the passport Internet in the Russian Federation be accompanied by a broad public dialogue, taking into account international standards and best practices, as well as the development of a regulatory framework that would guarantee the protection of the rights and interests of citizens in the digital environment." :)

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And on March 31, 2021, in an interview with TASS, Khinshtein said:
Alexander Khinshtein: verification of users on the Internet is a matter of time

Recent months have brought a lot of information guides related to the Internet industry: slowing down Twitter traffic, plans to tighten regulation of foreign IT companies, new rules for collecting personal data of users of social networks. Will Russians be verified on the Internet, why Twitter was "hit", how to "land" IT giants, what is the situation with media freedom in our country, what was the use of the law on the "sovereign Runet" and how Russia can become "the hostess at its party," Alexander Hinshteyn, head of the Information Policy Committee of the State Duma, told TASS in an interview.

Alexander Evseevich, good afternoon! I would like to start with one of the hottest topics of the last week - the draft order of Roskomnadzor on a unified information system for personal data management, which has stirred up the information space. Will we soon be allowed to access the Internet using a passport, as in China?

- No. Today, the topic of access to the Internet by passport is not relevant and premature. In that draft order, we are talking about the procedure for access of users and operators of personal data to the unified information system of Roskomnadzor. So in this case, we can talk about a very free interpretation of the essence of the draft departmental order. How much verification of users on the network is generally necessary is a topic of a separate conversation, but this issue should be resolved not within the framework of some internal document, but exclusively within the framework of federal legislation. If we talk about my personal position, I believe that we will definitely come to this - the only question is the timing. Sooner or later, verification will happen. At the same time, there should be no obligation here. If a person does not want to be verified, it is wrong to force him forcibly. But we will come to a situation where unverified users simply will not be able to be full participants in the process, they will not be perceived by others. Every year, transparency in the network will increase and unverified users will lose their influence more and more. Verification will not become an imposed rule, but a part of the culture of communication. We must create conditions under which it is unprofitable to be anonymous. ..."
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The State Duma has denied rumors about access to the Internet by passport

June 5, 2023

Login to the Network by passport is not expected in the foreseeable future.

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein said that the parliament is not preparing bills on the introduction of mandatory identification of Internet users by passport. He called such ideas "wrong" and "irrelevant."

Khinshtein stressed that by now many laws have already been adopted aimed at creating a "comfortable" and "relatively safe" digital environment. He stressed that there is still a lot of work to do, but in his opinion, Internet access via passport is not expected "at least in the foreseeable future."

In his opinion, online identification is "a matter of convenience, not coercion," and it would be wrong to force users to verify. However, he admitted that in the near future there may be a trend when unverified users "simply will not be able to be full participants in the process." Then "verification will not become an imposed rule, but a part of the culture of communication," the deputy suggested.

Thus, he refuted the information about which we wrote earlier with reference to Khinstein's deputy on the committee, Andrei Svintsov. On the air of the radio station "Moscow Speaks", he expressed the opinion that it would soon be "more profitable for everyone to have an absolutely transparent Internet." "There will be some kind of personal identifier that will tell who is behind this account. A certain code will be prescribed, through which the special services will always be able to find the one who owns this account," Svintsov promised.

The deputy said that the conversation about this was with experts from Moscow State University and The Ministry of Digital Development, and it became clear that it would be necessary to change the current technology when you can get into the Network from anonymous devices. "It will look like this: you get into a secure Internet only by registering in it in advance. You register with a passport, get an analogue of a domain name, and with this identifier you enter the protected part of the Internet from anywhere in the world. There will be a single operator that operates with all our personal data," Svintsov predicts.

This initiative caused a strong reaction in society and the media. Many experts and activists on the rights of Internet users have spoken out against such restrictions on freedom and anonymity on the Web. They believe that this will violate the constitutional rights of citizens to freedom of speech, information and protection of personal data. In addition, they fear that such a system could be used to censor, control and persecute undesirable persons and opinions.

At the same time, some politicians and public figures supported the idea of "passport-based Internet". They claim that this will help fight crime, extremism, terrorism and other threats on the Web. They also refer to the experience of other countries where mandatory identification of Internet users has already been introduced or is planned to be introduced, for example, China, Iran, Turkey, etc.

So far, no official bills on this matter have been submitted to the State Duma. However, it is possible that in the future such proposals may be put forward by individual deputies, as well as from the government or the president. In any case, it will cause heated debates in parliament and society."

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"28.09.2022
The work of the 12th Russian Internet Governance Forum began
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Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko welcomed the participants of RIGF 2022 and wished them fruitful work. He noted that RIGF is one of the largest events in Eastern Europe for the development of the global network, as well as an important annual event for the entire Internet community and part of the Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

“This gives us the opportunity to discuss current digital trends at RIGF and collaborate within the global agenda. The Internet is a worldwide network that must be maintained together. Today it is necessary to create new international norms of responsible behavior in the digital environment, and Russia is ready to take part in building an open space of trust on the Internet as a responsible international partner,” Dmitry Chernyshenko said. ..."
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Artificial intelligence will soon be everywhere

By 2035, Russian society will switch to unmanned transport, and by 2030, all "routine" household procedures will disappear. The most progressive areas in the digital society will be IT, artificial intelligence, medicine.

05.06.2023
Such forecasts for the coming years were made by experts participating in the conference "Two sides of the digital Society. Visionary dialogue". Digital sovereignty has also become one of the key topics for discussion.

Futurologist, head of the project "Technological progress and the economy of the future" Kirill Ignatiev outlined the main trends for the next 10 years:
"Until the early 2030s, the trend towards simplification of routine procedures will go very quickly. Many of them will simply disappear. For example, using video monitoring and facial recognition technologies, we will be able to quickly check in for a flight at the airport or check into a hotel without reception. Such hotels already exist. The next is the development of 5G and 6G technologies. I would note this from the point of view of such an important trend as improving the scenario of interaction with the surrounding space. It will happen thanks to the Internet of Things. For example, we can, while on the train, use the application to give the command "bring tea". At home, our equipment will be automated and it will become better to interact," the expert said.

"In the future, digital creativity using AI technologies will be more modern. Glasses and lenses will have internet access. When it appears, we will be able to broadcast the picture we see on social networks. We will not need a gadget for streaming, we will become streamers ourselves. Some basic technologies will become much cheaper. For example, quantum computers, wind power, thermal pumps. The next trend is automated logistics. These are self-driving cars and other vehicles, which will begin with specific cargo transportation routes and will switch to household transport by 2035. We will also observe the refusal of cash, the preponderance of self-employment before employment as part of the staff," Kirill Ignatiev is sure.

The founder of the service for extracting data from documents "Dibrain" Alexey Khakhunov said:
"I would consider the future relative to the key trend - generative networks. They will take up most of our lives. Most likely, in a year, using ChatGPT for every person will be as commonplace as using a phone. Generative networks are any kind of content creation: image, video, sound, text. ChatGPT has already gone far ahead. We have two players who do this - Yandex and Sber. The latter will make a universal model, Yandex - specifically for the Russian language, everything else is not important to him."

Mikhail Solovyov, Product Director of MTS PJSC, is convinced that technology changes should be accepted as they are:
"After we put some information on a computer or phone, it becomes de facto public and belongs to everyone: the company that sells us tickets, our providers, cellular providers. All information about us is recorded. You can't be afraid of this, because it won't stop happening. We need to understand what kind of world we live in and transform. Artificial intelligence does not require large costs. So he will just come and be our great friend. New technologies should be treated more simply.
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Putin urged to use the capabilities of the metaverse


15.11.2021
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the international conference on artificial intelligence and data analysis "AI Journey 2021" noted the importance of using metaverses for remote communication, learning, work and creativity. To do this, in his opinion, it is necessary to develop new information security standards and optimistic scenarios for the development of the real digital world:

"Issues of personal data protection and digital payments, countering the hidden manipulation of preferences and actions of citizens, human actions, are increasingly coming to the fore. Moreover, we are already talking not only about ensuring the cybersecurity of the person himself, but also his virtual double — avatar, which will be located inside the metaverses that are being formed now.

All this will help people to be close to other people who live even on other continents. But let me remind you that the term "metaverse" itself was proposed three decades ago by a famous science fiction writer, and according to his plan, people fled, literally escaped in it from the imperfections of the real world. Such an approach would be too pessimistic for us today.

I think that there is definitely no need to go down this path. On the contrary, it is necessary to use the capabilities of the metaverses so that people can communicate, work together, study, implement joint creative and business projects, regardless of any, even very long distances."


The President stressed that the development in this direction will be a real challenge for technology companies, representatives of creative industries, for the creators of virtual and mixed reality devices, as well as for lawyers who will have to develop rules for regulating economic and social relations in a fundamentally new world.

Recall that Seoul, the capital of South Korea, took the course on using metaverse to provide people with economic, cultural, tourist, educational and civic services. Officials want to optimize bureaucratic activities and implement digital services for all segments of the population, including the socially vulnerable."

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