25 Dec, 2018

2019 for the Russian economy

The beginning of 2019 will be a difficult period for the Russian economy, both due to external and internal factors, said Maxim Oreshkin, in an interview with Russia-24, in an interview with Russia.

“The most difficult period for economic dynamics is the beginning of 2019. Here we have a whole range of factors converging: this is not an easy global situation, volatility in commodity markets, a decline in demand for Russian export products as a whole due to the slowdown of the global economy. In Russia – increasing the VAT, which will consume some, including consumer demand. The policy of the Central Bank to curb the possible risks of increasing inflationary pressures in the future will also have a restraining effect on the economic dynamics, on credits ie at the beginning of 2019 “, – the minister said.

According to the latest data, the growth rates of corporate lending are beginning to slow down, which will also affect the economic dynamics in early 2019, Oreshkin added.

Briefly about the main thing …

The outgoing head of the Pentagon signed an order on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria

The order on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria has already been signed, according to CNN, citing a source at the Pentagon. In the document, as the source said, the exact dates of the withdrawal are indicated, but he did not disclose them to the TV channel. Later information about the signing of the document by the president was confirmed at the Pentagon.

May thanked the British military for “protection from Russia”

In the Christmas message of the British Prime Minister Theresa May, she speaks of the successful defense against the “invasion of Russia”. This was reported by Sky News.

The soldiers of Ukraine defeated the recreation center on the border with the Crimea

Ukrainian soldiers defeated a recreation center on the border with the Crimea, into which they settled under the pretext of imposing martial law in the country, with former members of the Verkhovna Rada, Alexei Zhuravko, sharing their Facebook account.

Roskomnadzor appreciated the possibility of disconnecting Russia from the Internet

The head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, commented on the possible disconnection of the Russian segment of the Internet from the global network. According to him, at present there is no prospect of disconnecting Runet from the global network.

The state should be ready to ensure that in case of an emergency for natural, man-made or man-made reasons, the situation is localized and the provision of communication services, Internet access is restored as soon as possible. – Alexander Zharov, Russian politician

Yakut Santa Claus complained about the mercantile spirit of Russian children

Russian children have become more mercantile and often ask for expensive equipment as a gift. This was told by the Yakut Grandfather Frost Eee Dyl in an interview with RIA Novosti. Father Frost noted that he received many letters from all over the country.

Times has published a list of Sputnik journalists following the example of “Peacemaker”

The British newspaper The Times has published a list of journalists from the Edinburgh bureau Sputnik, as well as a call from the Liberal Democratic Party member of the Scottish Parliament Alex Cole-Hamilton to confiscate the property of Russian journalists working for “propaganda.”

“Other countries have taken a tougher stance on the assets of Russian citizens than we are in the UK. The UK government should look again at what can be done,” said Cole Hamilton.

Medvedev replaced the head of Rosstat

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appointed head of the Federal State Statistics Service Pavel Malkov from the Ministry of Economic Development instead of Alexander Surinov who left this post. The relevant documents are published on the website of the Cabinet. Surinov was dismissed “at his request.”

The son of the owner of “BRIC” went to a party after the tragedy in Solikamsk

The son of the owner of Uralkali, Nikita Mazepin, after the tragedy at the mine in Solikamsk, went to a party in the Moscow club Secret Room. Posts about this appeared on the pages of social networks of a young man and his friend with the nickname @daurt on Instagram.

Volodin met with the Prime Minister of Vietnam

State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Suan Fook. Reports about it RIA “News”. During the meeting, Volodin said that the parliaments of Russia and Vietnam would support top-level projects.

Israeli military fired on armed men on the border with Syria

Representatives of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told about the incident that occurred on the night of December 24 in the Golan Heights. There, according to their data, Israeli soldiers noticed “armed men crossing the alpha line leading to Israel” near the Syrian border fence.

An exhibition of graphics from private and museum collections will open in Barnaul

The exhibition will feature works from the funds of the Cheluskinsky House of Art: Reinhold Berg, Oleg Yakhnin, Nikolai Domashenko, Alexander Muravyov, Evgenia Dorokhova. Also participating Altai artists and art historians: Larisa Pastushkova, Lyudmila Rubleva, Yulia Ramenskaya and others.

Volker called the release of Ukrainian sailors a condition of a visit to Moscow

The US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker in an interview with the TV channel “1 + 1” said that he was ready to make a visit to Moscow as soon as the Ukrainian sailors detained while crossing the Russian border would be released.

Vasilyeva told about the standard of homework for schoolchildren

First-graders do not ask homework; in grades 2–3, schoolchildren should not spend more than an hour and a half on their performance, in grades 4–5, the maximum allowed is two hours, in grades 6–8, two and a half hours, 9-11th – up to three and a half hours, reminded the Minister.

In the first grade, homework is not asked, in the second – third grades, the student should not spend more than one and a half hours on it, in the fourth – fifth grades, a maximum of two hours is allowed, in the sixth – eighth – 2.5 hours, in the ninth – eleventh – up to 3 , 5 hours. – Olga Vasilyeva, Russian politician

The exhibition “Shakespeare” presented in Krasnodar

The collection of 19th century engravings under the general title “Shakespeare” was presented in the Krasnodar Regional Exhibition Hall of Fine Arts. The exhibition – engravings from private collections in Europe, America and Russia. The idea of creating an exhibition project belongs to the owners of these works.

In 2018 Gazprom expects maximum net profit over 5 years

“At present, it is rather difficult to predict the amount of net profit due to the strong influence of exchange differences, the size of which depends on the values of exchange rates on the last reporting date of the year, but we expect that by the end of 2018, net profit will be much higher than last year and may reach maximum values for at least the last five years, “he noted

Gazprom will reduce its investment program in 2020 by 19.7%

Gazprom will reduce the investment program from 1.33 trillion rubles in 2019 to 1.065 trillion in 2020, and in 2021th – to 1.25 trillion. The company’s investment has peaked; in the next decade, it will decline, said the deputy chairman of the holding board, Andrei Kruglov.

Son Gaddafi asked the Kremlin to help him become head of Libya

The son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Saif al-Islam is seeking Moscow’s support for the realization of its presidential ambitions. About this, without specifying the sources of information reported Bloomberg.

Released the first trailer of the Russian horror “Otryv”

The first full-fledged trailer of the domestic horror-thriller “Separation” about a group of friends who were stuck on the top of the mountain on the eve of the New Year turned out to be on the web. The director of the tape was Tigran Sahakyan.

Kurdish detachments freed more than a thousand prisoners from the hands of the Islamists

More than a thousand hostages held in captivity by the Islamic State (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) were released by the fighters of the coalition Forces of Democratic Syria (SDS), said the commander of the Kurdish detachments, who led the operation on December 23 to Firat.

A three-year-old boy independently got out of the taiga in the Khabarovsk Territory

A three-year-old boy survived, after being alone in his death on a frosty night on a taiga road a few kilometers from a small settlement in the Khabarovsk Territory. This was reported on Monday TASS in the administration of the village Kenai Komsomolsk district.

Over the year, foreign funds withdrew from Russia $ 1 billion

Over the year, foreign funds withdrew $ 1 billion from Russia. In 2018, international investors withdrew a record amount of funds from Russian funds since 2013. The total outflow exceeded $ 1 billion and became one of the worst indicators among the funds of developing countries.

The widow of Ambassador Charles stood up for the children of Bryansk officials

Marina Karlova, the widow of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, stood up for the children of the Bryansk officials who traveled to Demre from the international charity foundation she heads. About this reports portal “Bryansk news.” Karlova urged not to pay attention to the status of the participants of the trip.

Pakistan and Islamic banks will issue joint bonds for $ 1.5 billion

The State Bank of Pakistan (central bank), together with a consortium, will issue bonds totaling $ 1.5 billion. The funds obtained through the sale of bonds on the open market will be used to remove state-owned energy companies from the debt crisis.

Scientists: Animal genus will help plants to purify the air

The rabbit gene, by which American scientists have modified an ordinary home plant, turned it into a biological “conditioner” for cleaning indoor air from benzene and other carcinogenic substances.

Netflix will shoot a series about the assistants of Sherlock Holmes

Netflix announced its intention to make a new series about Sherlock Holmes. However, the film will be not so much about the famous detective, as about the homeless boys who collected information for Holmes on the streets of London, the portal NME reported.

US State Department warned of terrorist attacks in Barcelona on holidays

The US State Department warned of the possibility of terrorist attacks in the capital of the Spanish Catalonia, Barcelona. According to the US Foreign Office, tourists and local residents during the Christmas holidays have to be very careful in the Ramblas.

In Yemen, hit drone drone CH-4 made in China

It is known that the Saudi air force consists of Chinese CH-4B drones. They are considered to be a sort of counterpart to the US MQ-1 Predator drones. They are also in service with Iraq, Egypt and Nigeria.

Activists of Yunarmiya gave New Year’s gifts to Syrian children

The activists of the Russian movement Yunarmiya donated over 600 sets of paints, albums and other stationery to the children of the Syrian city of Es-Saklabiya (Hama province) as part of a charity event.

In 2019, singer Rihanna will release a new album

During the conversation, the singer Rihanna with her fans on the chat in her Instagram, to another question of one of the fans “When will she release her new album?”, She wrote shortly: “2019”. It should be noted that the last studio work of the singer was released in 2016.

Astronaut Prokopyev: a hole in the “Union” was made from the inside

Household compartment “Union MS-09” was holed from the inside. This was stated by cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev, who returned to Earth from the ISS. Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopiev testified to the investigators who are investigating the partial depressurization of the spacecraft.

In the form in which the words of the interrogation appear, of course, this was not the case, everything is still ahead. There was a survey of how to act in a situation. The survey was also led by flight specialists. – Oleg Artemyev, Russian cosmonaut

Hubble gave a photo of one of the oldest globular clusters

NASA researchers published an image from the Hubble cluster of the NGC 1466 cluster, whose age scientists estimated at 13.1 billion years, which means that this object appeared almost simultaneously with the Universe.

The new electric sports car Tesla Roadster was shown on video

The novelty can be released in 2020. A video appeared on the Internet, in which a new model of the American automobile company Tesla was demonstrated. On the record you can see the design elements of the new electric sports car, as well as the exterior of the car.

In the State Duma offered to allow to bind the insurance policy to the driver

As a result, the deputies explain that a citizen who periodically uses two or more vehicles must be inscribed on every MTPL policy for every car he uses or insurance policies must be issued without specifying the persons allowed to drive the vehicle, which entails a significant increase in insurance award.

Activists asked Travnikov to make condoms free

Novosibirsk activists asked Governor Andrei Travnikov to create a program to subsidize the sale of condoms or to arrange their free distribution in polyclinics

According to activists, high-quality condoms are too expensive for young people – their cost is 800-900 rubles. per pack 12 pcs. At the same time, the use of condoms is “one of the most reliable ways to protect against infection not only of HIV, but also of other sexually transmitted diseases”

Russian banks are more likely to issue loans to pensioners

Russian pensioners for 10 months of 2018 received a loan of 403.3 billion rubles. This is 42% more than last year, a study by the Joint Credit Bureau for Izvestia showed. During this time, 3.5 million new borrowers of retirement age appeared on the market – almost 11% of the total.

Filming of the fourth season of the Nevsky series started in St. Petersburg

The shooting of the fourth season of the action-packed detective of the NTV “Nevsky” TV channel started in St. Petersburg

Launched test operation of Freightliner electric trucks

Over the next couple of years, test operation at Freightliner wants to rid their electric trucks of childhood diseases in order to start their full production in 2021.

Stores may not be allowed to issue gift certificates

In Russia, they propose to introduce regulation of the turnover of gift plastic cards. With such an initiative, the National Payment Association (NPA) addressed the FAS and Rosfinmonitoring. About this “Izvestia” told its executive director Maria Mikhailova.

Cellular operators have warned customers about the increase in tariffs since January

Megafon sent messages to customers saying that in 2019 the VAT rate is changing and that the operator will update prices from January 9th. From the message on the Tele2 website it follows that the operator will also change the parameters from January on a part of the archive tariffs. MTS has not warned about the increase in tariffs yet.

Alena Rakhmetalieva’s film received the award of the Istanbul Festival

A short meter director Alena Rakhmetalieva from Kazakhstan received the award of the Istanbul Film Festival, which was held from 14 to 16 December. In the center of the plot is the son of a teacher, on which senior pupils are published.

Lenovo released wireless headphones Thinkplus Pods One

Lenovo has released a wireless headphone Thinkplus Pods One. The new device received protection from moisture, 10-hour battery life and support for Bluetooth 5.0.

Hyundai creates a regional headquarters in Russia

The area of responsibility of the new headquarters will include the following areas: planning and operational management of production in Russia; product distribution in Russia and the CIS countries (Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Armenia, Turkmenistan).

Russia refused to pay in dollars in military contracts

Russia is no longer using dollar settlements in major trade contracts, said Industry and Commerce Minister Denis Manturov in an interview with RBC. For example, the delivery of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems is paid in rubles or in the national currencies of the purchasing countries.

Antioxidants in combination with vitamin B12 can become dangerous.

Vitamin B12, considered a very healthy substance, can be detrimental to it. Experts from ITEB (Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biology) of the Russian Academy of Sciences found out that these cobalamins convert antioxidants into dangerous components that destroy DNA structure.

On the Amur tigers will shoot a documentary

ORF from Austria already has experience in the Khabarovsk Territory. Director Franz Hafner shot here a film about Cupid (“Amur – Asian Amazon”) and about the nature of the Sea of Okhotsk (“Wild Sea of Russia”). The Russian premiere of the last film will take place on Channel One on New Year’s holidays.

Shareholders of Sollers and Globaltrans will be engaged in logistics

In Globaltrans, Kommersant confirmed that Konstantin Nikolaev (11.2% Globaltrans), Nikita Mishin (11.5%) and Sergey Maltsev (4.7%) are among the creators of the NL. The Sollers declined to comment.

Bitcoin grew by 9% over the weekend. Rate exceeded $ 4240

Bitcoin’s share of the digital money market dropped to 51%, the last time it was just as low at the end of September. Over the past two days, the industry’s capitalization has grown by 15%, it again exceeded $ 144 billion, although two weeks ago it was at the level of $ 100 billion

Dates for the 108th Film Market Announced

MOSCOW, Film Business Today – The Russian Film Market Directorate reports that the 108th Film Market will be held from 15 to 18 April 2019 in the New Arbat Conference Space, 36 The event will be held in the traditional format.

An analogue of the Great Wall of China was found in Uzbekistan

Archaeological research built in the III century BC. e. The fortress of Uzundara showed that it was part of a single fortification system of the Seleucid state, which protected its northern borders from nomadic attacks. Scientists called it the Great Bactrian Wall – by analogy with the much more famous and large-scale Chinese fortification. This is described in the press release of the Institute of Archeology RAS

Candidates for the purchase of Krymtelecom assets were determined

The Ministry of Property and Land Relations of Crimea will hold an auction for the privatization of Krymtelecom JSC. The initial sale price is 998 million rubles, the auction increment (for a raise) is 49.9 million rubles. According to the documentation for the auction, two companies submitted applications for participation in it – LLC “UKIP” (structure of the ex-commander-in-chief of the Missile Forces Vladimir Zaritsky) and the company “Sarych” (associated with the former top management Arkady Rotenberg)

In Argentina, a court ordered a radio host who offended feminists to invite them to broadcast

During the broadcast, the guilty journalist Angel Etchekopar was forbidden from interrupting female activists, whom he contemptuously called “feminats”. He will also not be able to criticize them after the broadcast. The execution of these conditions will be monitored by the “gender” special prosecutor Veronica Guanino.

Construction of the industrial park in Kyzyl will begin in 2019

Construction of a new industrial park for the production of building materials and processing of wool and hides in Kyzyl will begin in 2019, the head of the region Sholban Kara-ool said in an annual message to the Tyva Parliament.

Researchers have found a new method to fight HIV

The reason for the spread of the virus is the metabolic activity of immune cells, experts say. In particular, the focus on the consumption of glucose by these cells. Consequently, inhibitors of metabolic activity made it possible to destroy infected cells in the laboratory.

Due to the delay in the quota order, the fishermen have lost 150 million rubles

The order of the Federal Agency for Fishery on the distribution of quotas for fishing enterprises was delayed until the twentieth of December. This led to the fact that some market participants will not be able to get permission to catch fish before January 1 and will suffer losses.

Sverdlovsk region ends the year with a debt of 50 billion rubles

The size of the public debt of the Sverdlovsk region as of December 1 was 49.82 billion rubles. Relevant information released by the Ministry of Finance of the region. Thus, over the month, this figure declined slightly: as of November 1, the debt was 50.72 billion.

Business presented investment projects to Siluanov

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov held a meeting with the participation of business representatives, as well as federal and regional authorities on the expansion of investment programs of companies. This is the press service of the first vice-premier.

“The total amount of projects submitted by the business amounted to 15.3 trillion rubles, of which investors own funds are at least 3 trillion rubles,” the press release says.

The largest US banks assured that they have money for loans

The six largest US banks have confirmed that they have enough liquidity for lending against the background of the next increase in the interest rate of the Federal Reserve System (FED), said United States Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin on Monday.

Human blood cells turned into stem cells of the nervous system

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg reprogrammed human blood cells and fibroblasts into stem cells of the homogeneous nervous system. The work was published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

In “Roskosmos” called the financial situation of the state corporation difficult

The first deputy head of Roskosmos, Maksim Ovchinnikov, in an interview with Kommersant, said that he estimates the financial condition of the state corporation as dire. According to him, the volumes of foreign corporation contracts are falling.

“Secondly, not everything is so simple with the execution of internal contracts. Breaking deadlines means that revenue does not come under these agreements; it shifts to the right. Thirdly, there was sequestration of funding for state programs, ”said Mr. Ovchinnikov.

Russian customs will receive parcel information from China

Authorities have found a way to deal with gray imports from China, which is delivered by mail. Until now, Russian customs officers lacked reliable information about these products.

So far, the exchange of information has begun only on certain categories of high-risk goods, and also if intellectual property rights may be violated, the representative of the FCS clarifies, but the list will expand in the future. Which goods are considered risky, he refused to disclose.

From January 1, electricity tariffs will rise in Prikamye

The Perm Territory Regional Tariff Service approved new electricity tariffs. On average, it will increase by 3%. According to the decision of the PCT, from January 1, 2019, the price of a kilowatt-hour at one-rate tariff for the population from the new year will be 3.99 rubles, and from July 1 – 4.13 rubles

Valves in Shanghai are rising in price against the backdrop of winter production cuts

According to Reuters, Chinese construction fittings rose for the third session in a row, as concerns about the limited supply intensified against the background of tougher measures to protect the environment in the leading steel-producing city of Tangshan.

In Rostov, the court will pass a sentence on the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir

The North Caucasian District Military Court concluded the trial of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Residents of Bakhchisarai, Zevri Abseitov, Rustem Abiltarov, Remzi Memetov and Enver Mamutov, are in the dock. This was reported in the press service of the court.

The Bakhchisarai Four was arrested in May 2016. The father of seven children, Mamutov, is accused of organizing a terrorist cell, and Abiltarov, Memetov and Abseitov are accused of participating in it. Subsequently, they were also charged under the article “Preparing for the violent seizure of power”

Biologists first showed how lizards breathe underwater

It turned out that the lizards of the species Anolis oxylophus have a special air bubble in which there is always a supply of air. Being under water, these reptiles barely move, and wait until the danger on land is over, and they will be able to emerge again. Air supply lizards enough for 15 minutes. But how exactly they manage to breathe under water is still not clear. Biologists have stated that they will definitely study this issue. In the meantime, they propose to science lovers to observe how scientists were the first to capture the unusual ability of long-standing common reptiles.

In the United States landed cloned from the ancient stumps of redwoods

Previously it was thought that it was impossible to clone dead trees – usually only live trunks are needed for this. But activists created sprouts of trees from stump DNA, which were then grown in the laboratory for 2.5 years.

Sales of Acer Swift 5 laptop started in Russia

The body of the gadget is made of magnesium-lithium alloy. The laptop was equipped with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, including NVMe SSD-drive for 1 TB. Acer Swift 5 is able to work offline for up to five hours

New detector on the “electronic storm” will speed up communication

A schematic diagram of a terahertz transistor detector (left) and an image of a real device in an optical microscope (right). Picture provided by the MIPT press service. At the end of the twentieth century, Mikhail Dyakonov and Mikhail Shur suggested “compressing” a falling terahertz wave into a small volume (on the same volume of the detector ).

The group of robots was forced to work as a single organism.

Scientists have succeeded in forcing machines to exist and act on the principle of living biological cellular structures. As a result of testing, the robots could independently, acting as a well-coordinated group, find the areas specified by the specialists. At the same time, robots are still poorly oriented in physical space.

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Communications will cover almost the entire territory of Russia with the LTE-450 network

The Minister of Communications and Communications, Konstantin Noskov, at the round table of the RANEPA, stated that the department intends to cover almost the entire territory of the Russian Federation with the LTE-450 network. And the RTRS infrastructure will help in this.

Gal Gadot announced the completion of filming “Wonder Women 2

The performer of the role of Wonder Woman Gal Gadot announced on her official page on the social network Instagram about the completion of the filming of the second series.

China will have its first privately owned rocket manufacturing plant.

Although with the first launch of the Chinese space explorers, the failure was waiting – the satellite never went into orbit due to the crash of the 3rd stage of the rocket, but the company makes a serious bet on the new carrier and opens a factory for its production.

Sberbank insures bank cards against cyber attacks

Sberbank began insuring bank cards against cyber incidents – debiting funds during unauthorized contactless payments from customers’ smartphones or as a result of malware infecting the device. This is stated in a press release of the credit institution.

The company Asus has patented a smartphone with a retractable camera

Asus has filed a patent application for smartphones equipped with a retractable camera. Experts suggest that this technology can be used by the company in the new Zenfone. This was announced on December 24 portal 91mobiles.

Discord attracted another $ 150 million investment

Chat service for gamers Discord, which is owned by Hammer & Chisel, raised an additional $ 150 million as an investment, thus increasing its value to $ 2.05 billion. Digital Trends portal reported this on December 23.

Primitive disguise as Microsoft allowed to massively steal user passwords

There are some similarities Security experts have noted a fairly massive phishing campaign “on behalf of Microsoft.” In fact, fraudulent emails mimic Office 365 automatic notifications about the failure to send any email – Microsoft Found Several Undelivered Messages.

The director of the gallery on Solyanka quit after the cancellation of the exhibition on torture

The director of the Moscow State Gallery on Solyanka, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, quit after the cancellation of the exhibition of the artist Catherine Nenasheva about torture, which was scheduled for September. About this he wrote in Facebook.

The exhibition dedicated to torture by Nenasheva’s “Cargo 300. Collages of Experiences” was to consist of seven performances invented by people who survived the torture and go through the Gallery on Solyanka in September, but it was canceled. There they explained that this happened “due to circumstances beyond Solyanka’s”, and refused to give details.

Total transport weight under total control

Officials are planning to introduce a requirement for mandatory equipping trucks with axle load sensors. Such a proposal is contained in the passport of the national project “Safe and high-quality roads”. After 2023, all new trucks weighing more than 3.5 tons will need to be equipped with axle load sensors.

Roskomnadzor has denied plans to spend on struggle with Telegram 20 billion rubles

The head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, did not confirm media information about spending 20 billion rubles on the development of a new application blocking system, including Telegram. Reports about it TASS.

“We didn’t do anything of what was said in the BBC material,” he noted.

FSB of Russia detained Ingushetia businessman for embezzling Rosatom funds

The FSB officers detained one of the richest businessmen from Ingushetia, the owner of the Achaluki mineral water plant, the former general director of the management company of OJSC Concern Rosatomstroy, Khasan Tumgoev. He is suspected of embezzling funds allocated for the reconstruction of one of the Rosatom institutes.

Tymoshenko announced confident victory of “Batkivshchyna” in local elections

As Tymoshenko announced to journalists, “Batkivshchyna” won “the absolute first place by a large margin,” gaining 35.7% of the vote. The second with 22.7% was the “Petro Poroshenko Bloc”, which, according to the leader of the “Batkivshchyna”, used the “fierce administrative resource”.

Turkish police intercepted a large shipment of drugs

Drug truck heading from the Netherlands. The drug consignment was supposed to get to Turkey, but was intercepted at the Serbian-Bulgarian border. According to Anadolu, the operation took place jointly with the Serbian and Bulgarian colleagues.

In St. Petersburg, the teacher was dismissed, who called children prostitutes and Gopnik

From the Petersburg school №81 of the Kalininsky district, the teacher was dismissed, who called the students gopniki, and the students – “pre-election” “girls of easy virtue”. As the “Rosbalt” correspondent was told in the press service of the district administration, the teacher was dismissed by mutual decision of the parties in connection with violation of etiquette.

Well-off and educated people live longer

The life expectancy of low-income and uneducated people is 6.6 years shorter for women and 9.1 years for men compared to wealthy and educated people. To this conclusion, scientists from the Louvain Catholic University (Belgium), writes Soir.

Armenian government announced date of Pashinyan’s visit to Moscow

Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a working visit to Moscow on December 27, reports the press service of the government of the republic.

It is noted that within the framework of the visit Pashinyan is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We will talk about bilateral relations between states and about interaction at the international level.

Turkmenistan launched its own social network “Bizarde” or “Bi-Bi”

According to the rules of the social network, the user can not be younger than 13 years. He is responsible for any information published from his account. The administration of the social network may at any time terminate the provision of services without warning or explanation

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Odnoklassniki and VKontakte social networks are blocked in Turkmenistan

Lukashenko stressed the importance of comprehensive relations of Minsk with Moscow

The comprehensive nature of relations between Belarus and Russia is of great importance, and it is important for both countries. This statement today, December 24, at a meeting on topical issues of cooperation with Russia was made by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

We have always emphasized the significance of this interaction. The comprehensive nature of our relations is of serious importance not only for Belarus, but also for Russia. They are built on a systematic and, most importantly, planned basis. – Alexander Lukashenko

Early parliamentary elections scheduled in Israel

The Israeli ruling coalition decided to dissolve itself and hold early parliamentary elections in early April. On it informs RIA “News” with reference to the representative of the party “Likud”.

How many engines RD-180 and RD-181 Russia supplied the USA

Since the end of the 1990s, the Russian NPO Energomash has sent 130 RD-180 and RD-181 engines to the US for American launch vehicles, 93 engines have already been used in space launches, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti on Monday.

Surprise for motorists is preparing for March 2019

Chief State Inspector of Russia Mikhail Chernikov called for a review of the low size of fines for speeding over 20 km / h. According to him, speeding from 20 to 40 km / h is one of the most massive violations of traffic rules.

Google refused to challenge the fine from Roskomnadzor

Google did not file a lawsuit against the fine of 500 thousand rubles, issued by Roskomnadzor for the company’s refusal to connect to the unified register of sites prohibited in the Russian Federation for filtering search results, the press service of the company told Interfax.

Ministry of Justice recognized the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements as an inoagent

“The fact of the organization’s compliance with the characteristics of a non-profit organization performing the functions of a foreign agent was established during the planned documentary inspection conducted by the Main Department of the Ministry of Justice of Russia in Moscow,” the ministry said.

South Korean authorities fined BMW

South Korean authorities have fined BMW $ 10 million for a malfunction that caused the cars to fire. The cause of the fire was a defect in the exhaust gas recirculation system. BMW previously recalled 100,000 cars in South Korea to correct this problem, but the company is now facing a criminal case due to the possible concealment of information about this problem.

Matvienko explained who will be punished for “disrespect for the authorities” on the Internet

According to the speaker of the Federation Council, the responsibility for insulting the authorities will be applied in the case of “deliberate and serious insults” and leave the opportunity to express criticism of a representative of the authorities in a non-offensive form.

“This is about deliberate, serious insults,” Matvienko replied to the question of whether officials would not use the law of disrespect for power in their own interests. “No one speaks of criticizing the head of the municipality, the governor, if he did something So, but not in an offensive form. For example, the “moron” I recently heard. “

In Moscow, arrested the initiator of the project on the superstructure of the five-story building

The Tverskoy Court of Moscow took into custody Valery Chernyshov, director general of the Association “City Landowners” and the City Reconstruction of Five-Storey Companies. Previously, a fraud case was opened against him on the basis of statements by deceived shareholders.

In Australia, vegan parents brought the child to rickets

For breakfast, the child was fed one cup of oats with milk and half a banana, at lunch there was toast with peanut butter or jam, for dinner – oats. Parents claim that they tried to give the girl potatoes, tofu and rice, but she was naughty. The weight of a child at 19 months was 4.9 kilograms.

WTI oil drops below $ 45 for the first time since 2017

The price of WTI crude oil fell below $ 45 per barrel, according to trading data on December 24. In the course of trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the cost of WTI oil futures for February delivery fell by 1.7% compared to the opening of trading and amounted to $ 44.82 a barrel

NOVATEK will include in its membership the second representative Total

Currently, NOVATEK’s board of directors includes one Total representative, Mike Borrell, who is the senior vice president for the North Sea region and Russia, and is also on the voting list. At the same time, there is no current independent member of the board of directors Andrei Sharonov in the list.

President of Roscosmos Bank appointed

Oleg Baranov was appointed President of Roskosmos Bank – Fondservisbank. The site of the state corporation says that the decision was made today by the board of directors of the bank, chaired by Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Roscosmos.

Oleg Baranov was born on May 4, 1967. In 1991, he graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in Law. The biography of Mr. Baranov on the Roskomos website does not indicate where he worked until 2012. In 2012–2014, he worked in the management company Dynamo and in the football club Dynamo-Moscow. In 2013–2016, he worked at the Deposit Insurance Agency – Advisor to the General Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of DIA Asset Management LLC. In 2015–2017 – Member of the Board of Directors of Russian Capital Bank. In 2016–2018 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Fund for the Protection of Investors.

Prosecutor General’s Office reported an increase in corruption in Russia

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation announced an increase in the number of corruption crimes in Russia. About this on the video channel “Ether” said the official representative of the supervisory authority Alexander Kurennoy.

Russians began to take more loans

It clarifies the bureau, the number of loans issued in the past month increased by 8%, and the volume of lending – by 33% compared with November 2017. The leader in terms of growth was the segment of cash loans: their total number increased by 18%, and the volume of loans – by 51%.

Matvienko announced the readiness of the delegation of Federation Council to go to the USA

If the intention of the Senate of the United States Congress to invite our delegation is confirmed, we will certainly send such a delegation. Moreover, we have already sent proposals on the composition of the delegation, some preliminary dates were agreed, then after the elections they changed. – Valentina Matvienko, Russian politician

China demanded explanations from the United States of procurement of spy equipment

According to TASS, Beijing was surprised by the published information about the procurement of listening devices by US embassies. A statement on this matter was published by the Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chuning. The Chinese Foreign Ministry are concerned about the information received. Now, the US missions are required explanations about this purchase.

“Yandex” will show their own New Year show

On the evening of December 31, Yandex will show its first New Year show on its main page, the search engine said. Shoots show by Arkady Rotenberg’s Red Square Media Group

An exhibition of photographs of David Bowie in Moscow will be opened by George Underwood

As the project organizers told InterMedia, a meeting with one of the artist’s best friends, artist George Underwood, will take place on the day of the official opening of the exhibition.

Xiaomi introduced the youth smartphone Xiaomi Mi Play

Xiaomi introduced a youth smartphone, which was named Xiaomi Mi Play and is distinguished by the fact that it becomes the first in the company’s model lineup, which received a drop-like neckline and a MediaTek Helio P35 processor.

Slave labor of women used in the Mordovian colony

The leadership of correctional colony No. 14 in Mordovia has been suspended from the results of the verification of reports of slave labor of convicted women. This was announced by the deputy director of the FSIN, Valery Maksimenko.

According to Maksimenko, Indira Bagaev, a former convict of IK-14 UFSIN in Mordovia, complained to the FSIN with a complaint that the colony actually uses women’s slave labor in sewing clothes, that they are forced to work until 1 am, to fulfill left orders, and to sheathe the bosses and their relatives.

Water to hydrogen fuel

The human lungs are a separator – the air that enters the body passes through a thin membrane. This membrane extracts oxygen from the air and sends it into the bloodstream.

This mechanism, scientists used to produce hydrogen fuel. The device they created is a bag of thick, light-weight film. By placing it in the water, the engineers apply voltage, and the particles of hydrogen and oxygen, resulting from the splitting of water, get inside the lung and create energy, passing through a membrane of conductive metals.

A lung-shaped device generates hydrogen fuel more efficiently and more stably than its counterparts. In the future, researchers will try to create a system of such devices.

AvtoVAZ is preparing eight brand new models

AvtoVAZ plans to launch eight new models by 2026 and upgrade nine existing ones. In order to strengthen the scientific and technical potential of the enterprise, a set of 400 engineers was conducted, among whom there are young specialists. This is the press service of the automaker.

Hyundai recalls new Santa Fe in Russia

Hyundai decided to organize a revocable company on the Russian market. About this reports Rosstandart with reference to the representative of the Korean brand in Russia, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing.

According to Rosstandard, the reason for the revocable campaign was the “probability of damage to the airbag material when it was opened,” and this defect was found only in the configuration with a panoramic roof.

Volkswagen to launch Land Rover Defender electric rival

By 2022, Volkswagen may launch a fully electric SUV that can compete with Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler. Auto Bild reports this with reference to its own source.

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