What happened on the night of August 4

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Khinshtein asked Mishustin to allow the RKN to check the business on the facts of data leakage

The head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, Alexander Khinshtein, sent an open letter to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with a request to withdraw from the moratorium on business inspections on the facts of personal data leakage. The official argued his request by the fact that the problem of the security of personal data of Russians remains extremely acute, indicates TASS.

Business representatives told how many employees were fired in the last 6 months

24% of representatives of medium and small businesses have already reduced staff over the past six months. Another 13% will follow this decision by the end of 2022. Of the 11% of companies, up to 50 employees left – since the beginning of February 2022, many firms from the environment of small and medium-sized businesses have switched to work in savings mode, writes RBC.

The State Duma called the timing of the transition of the laws of the DPR and LPR to the Russian standard

The process of transition to Russian legislation of the LPR and DPR will be completed in the next month and a half, said Viktor Vodolatsky, coordinator of the group for inter-parliamentary relations with the People’s Council of the LPR, first deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots. The deputy also said that cooperation with the Russian Federation in many areas has already been established on the territory of both republics, reports TASS.

Japan announced its intention to participate in the Sakhalin-2 project

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Koichi Hagiuda said that his country expects to retain its participation in the Sakhalin-2 project. This project was also called necessary by the Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan, Hirokazu Matsuno, reports TASS.

The US Senate approves the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO

The US Senate approved a resolution on the ratification of the protocols on the accession of Sweden and Finland to the North Atlantic Alliance. This decision has already been welcomed by US President Joe Biden. He expressed readiness to sign the relevant documents.

The heat wave in Europe led to a catastrophic increase in deaths

Thousands die in Europe’s record heat wave in July. Most of the victims are in Germany, where more than 3 thousand deaths have been officially registered since July 18, including due to abnormal heat. A surge in deaths was also recorded in Spain and Portugal.

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