18 Dec, 2018

Abolish the Constitutional Court

The head of the Tyva Republic, Sholban Kara-ool, is going to liquidate the Republican Constitutional Court. According to the politician, the judicial authority should be abolished because of its uselessness.

“I consider as nonsense any dependency, when it is possible, without working, to receive income. That is why I intend to initiate a bill in the near future in order to remove an institution such as the Constitutional Court of the Tyva Republic from the power structure, ”FlashSiberia quotes the head of the republic.

Over the past few years, the court has not reviewed a single case. About 30 million rubles are spent annually on its maintenance.

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The court found flaws in the claim of Zolotov to Navalny

“Zolotov’s statement of claim to Navalny was left without movement due to its incompliance with the requirements of Articles 131, 132 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the Russian Federation, a time limit was provided to remedy the shortcomings that gave rise to leaving the claim without movement, until January 9, 2019,” the press service said court

Residents of Starokorsunskaya blocked the road and created a traffic jam

Last Saturday, about a dozen residents of the village of Starokorsunskaya in the suburbs of the regional center blocked the road, thereby expressing their categorical disagreement with the increase in the price of travel on the shuttle bus number 141A from 35 to 58 rubles.

Venediktov called Kiselev “stinking scum” for saying about Felgengauer

The editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy radio station, Alexei Venediktov, called TV presenter Dmitry Kiselyov a “stinking scum” after he claimed that Felgengauer had been the victim of a “sick sex maniac” who only cut her neck skin. Thus, he greatly diminished the injuries received by the radio host. Venediktov insultingly wrote about the TV host on his Twitter.

Illegal alcohol traders in the Urals switched from vodka to beer

The assortment of clandestine alcohol has changed in the Urals, Yury Chashchin, head of the interregional department of the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation in the Urals Federal District, told a press conference.

Webster’s dictionary chose the word of the year

The American dictionary Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, known as the Webster Dictionary, traditionally chose the word of the year. They have become “justice” (eng. Justice), according to the official website of the publication.

In the dormitory of the University of Geological Survey arrested about 20 students

Representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Rosguards staged a raid around 6 am: some students were found and seized narcotic drugs and traumatic weapons. The university explained that the reason for the raid was the search for some people who spent the night at the kindergarten near the hostel.

Golikova told how mortality will be reduced in Russia

In the social block of the cabinet, the main tasks are to ensure the natural growth of the population and increase life expectancy to 78 years by 2024.

“As part of the activities implemented under the national Healthcare project, we intend to reduce mortality by 17 percent. That is, save over 200 thousand lives for this period,” said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, commenting on the meeting’s results

In Lviv demolish the monument of glory to Soviet soldiers

Dismantling began on Monday, December 17th. The publication clarifies that immediately to demolish the entire stela of the monument will not work because of the complex structure, so it was decided to destroy it gradually. There is a proposal to transfer some elements of the stela to a local museum.

The program to overcome the aggression in Russian schools

Children’s ombudsmen handed over to the government their proposals on the program for overcoming aggression in schools, the ombudsman for children’s rights, Anna Kuznetsova, reported.

“A number of recent problems, tragic events in educational institutions, facts of bullying, harassment in schools indicate that there is certainly a problem. We sent to the government a list of measures aimed at overcoming this phenomenon, and we hope for support, ”Ms. Kuznetsova said at a meeting of the Presidential Council on the implementation of state policy in the field of family and child protection (quoted by RIA Novosti).

Sverdlovsk Defense Ministry may deprive of heating

Sverdlovsk energy plan to turn off the hot water at the objects of the regional Ministry of Defense. The municipal management of the enterprise owed 170 million rubles for electricity, heating and hot water. The amount must be paid before December 29.

Igor Shuvalov’s family owns a villa in Dubai

The family of Igor Shuvalov, who until May of this year served as first deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, owns a villa in Dubai worth about eight million dollars. Information about this is contained in the emirate’s closed real estate registry. An exclusive building with a private beach and swimming pool located on the shores of Palm Jumeirah – the world-famous artificial island in the form of palm trees in the Persian Gulf.

Information about the Shuvalovs’ real estate was contained in leaked documents received by the American non-profit organization C4ADS, which specializes in the analysis of data and information about global conflicts and international security issues.

In Ufa, the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

In Karmaskalinsky department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Bashkiria, which became widely known in the country after the rape of the investigator from Ufa, conducted a ceremony of purification. According to one of the employees, the department was visited by a mullah and a priest.

The head of the personnel department of the ROVD, a certain Mrs. Filippova, together with her spouse, who works as the head of the DAEC in the ROVD, decided to turn to the clergy.

Estonian activist banned from entering Russia until 2073

The Russian border guards did not allow the Estonian activist URALIC Center for the Development of Indigenous Peoples Oliver Loode to enter the territory of the Russian Federation. The notice, which Loode posted on his Facebook page, states that entry to Russia is closed for him until October 25, 2073.

The ban was established on the initiative of the FSB on the basis of the law, according to which entry to a foreign citizen may be prohibited in order to ensure the defense capability or security of the state, public order or to protect public health. In case of entry into the Russian Federation before the specified deadline, Loode faces criminal liability.


From Sevastopol to Moscow will start a train on the Crimean bridge

Tickets for railway trains, which will go on the Crimean bridge, will begin selling on December 9, 2019. It is reported by TASS with reference to the general director of the FSUE “Crimean Railway” Alexei Gladilin.

Parking time in the center of Moscow has decreased three times after the growth of tariffs

On the first Sunday after raising tariffs and changing the parking rules, the parking time in the center of Moscow decreased threefold, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the Moscow Administrator of the Moscow Parking Space.

In St. Petersburg, approved a plan for the construction of the metro in the regional Kudrovo

The authorities of St. Petersburg have approved a “road map” for the construction of a subway in the Leningrad Region, in the village of Kudrovo, which will soon receive the status of a regional city. This was reported to IA REGNUM on December 17 by the press service of Smolny.

On the Moscow railway launched 90 new trains

The Moscow Railway (MZhD) launched 90 new electric trains on eight railway routes. Now, passengers in suburban trains will be additionally available 100 thousand seats, according to the portal of the Mayor of Moscow.

Until the end of 2022 reconstructed 8 interchanges on the Moscow Ring Road

Earlier it was reported that over the past years 14 major transport interchanges at the intersection of the Moscow Ring Road with the departure routes were reconstructed.

Services have been developed to search for free parking and road pits.

An online service that determines the availability of free parking spaces in the capital was developed by Moscow students, reports TASS. In addition, young specialists have created a radar that is able to assess the condition of the road surface in real time, that is, simply speaking, to detect all kinds of holes and potholes on the road.

In Tatarstan, proposed to change the remuneration system for bus drivers

At a joint meeting with the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Tatarstan Artem Khokhorin proposed to change the remuneration system for bus drivers. This year, the number of accidents due to their fault increased by 20%. According to Hochorin, bus drivers violate traffic rules in connection with the pursuit of revenue. Now their salary depends on the number of flights.

“In Kazan 14 PATP. All enterprises compete with each other, and drivers arrange a race for performance. This causes neglect of traffic rules, which leads to accidents caused by drivers of public transport. This is especially true of such cities as Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny, where the driver’s income depends on revenue, ”said Chochorin.

A traffic light for pedestrians dependent on smartphones was installed in Perm.

“The traffic light is built into the pavement tile. A glowing tile under your feet duplicates a traffic light signal. This innovation allows you to prevent accidents related to the negligence of pedestrians, ”the traffic police said.

Chelnam to repair roads will allocate 2 billion rubles

Next year, Chelnam will be allocated 1.36 billion rubles under the federal program “Safe and High-Quality Roads”, and 660 million rubles under the republican program “Repair of the road-street network”. This was announced by the first deputy head of the executive committee Ilya Zuev

Yaroslav.Drayv car-sharing service launched in St. Petersburg

The car sharing service Yandex.Drive has been launched in Petersburg. It is noted that 750 new Renault Kaptur, Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Rapid and Audi A3 cars for rent appeared on the streets of the city. About this on Monday, December 17, reported the press service of “Yandex”.


From January 1, 2019, the export duty on oil in Russia will decrease by 1.5 times, to $ 89 per ton, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement. Now the export duty is $ 135.1 per ton of oil.

Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the supply of animal feed from China

Since December 14, the Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the delivery of all types of feed and feed additives for animals from China, reports Interfax, citing the agency. This decision was made in order to prevent the introduction of African swine fever (ASF) from China.

Central Bank on March 14 will put up for sale the Asia-Pacific Bank

The Central Bank of Russia on March 14, 2019 will hold an open auction for the sale of the Asia-Pacific Bank (ATB), the regulator said in a press release. The starting price of the bank is 9 billion 857 million 152 thousand rubles. Applications for participation in the auction will be accepted from February 18 to March 4.

Polymetal sold Hakandzhinsky enterprises for $ 30 million

The buyer was a group of unrelated private Russian investors. The package sold includes a processing plant with a capacity of 600 thousand tons of ore per year, infrastructure at the Khakanja deposit, as well as the remaining stockpiles of ore (about 0.1 million ounces of gold equivalent).

Control over CTC Media will be transferred to the National Media Group and VTB

The media manager Ivan Tavrin will sell his STS Media shares through his UTV holding, according to Vedomosti, citing sources in the market. The buyer of 75% of the company’s shares will be a consortium of the National Media Group (NMG) and VTB. The information about the transaction was confirmed by Ivan Tavrin himself.

Hitachi acquired 80% of ABB’s power grid business

The Japanese company Hitachi announced on December 17th that it had acquired a share of 80.1% in the electricity grid business of the Swedish-Swiss ABB. The amount of the transaction will be $ 6.4 billion.

The volume of issuing credit cards in Russia increased by almost 70%

Russian banks for 10 months of 2018 issued nearly 9 million new credit cards (8.97 million units). This is 69.2% more than in the same period of 2017 (5.30 million units). Such data are cited by the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH).

Qatar has bought a stake in a large oil field in Mexico

Qatar’s state-owned oil company Qatar Petroleum (QP) has acquired 35% of the Italian Eni project, which includes three offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico, said Qatari Energy Minister and QP President Saad Bin Srida al-Kaabi.

PIK ranked first in terms of revenue among the developers of Moscow

The PIK development group took the first place in terms of revenue in Moscow in 2018, according to a rating of metropolitan developers prepared by the organizers of the Urban Awards prize. PIK with a share of sales in the capital market of 17.7% received revenue of more than 111 billion rubles.

The settlement of “Gazprom” in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for over 100 million

The management of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District expects to eliminate the abandoned geological settlement in the area of the Kharasaveyskoye field developed by Gazprom. About 100 million rubles will be allocated for these purposes.

Google invests $ 1 billion in new campus in New York

Google is investing $ 1 billion to create a new campus in New York, said CFO Ruth Porat in a corporation blog. The campus will consist of three buildings: two are already rented, the third is a letter of intent

By the end of the year, two more metro stations will be completed in Moscow

According to him, for ten months of the current year 32 kilometers of lines and 15 stations were put into operation. “15 stations have already been commissioned, and by the end of the year we are planning to open another Belomorskaya and Savelovskaya,” said Bochkarev.

Growth in industrial production in the Russian Federation in November slowed to 2.4%

Industrial production growth in Russia in November 2018 slowed down in annual terms to 2.4% from 3.7% in October, the Federal State Statistics Service reported. Economists had expected less pronounced growth inhibition – a consensus forecast prepared by Interfax for November was 3.2%.

The government clarified the costs of social national projects

In the next six years, more than 6.5 trillion rubles will be spent from various sources on national projects on demography, health care, education and science. About this at a meeting of the Presidium of the Council on strategic development and national projects, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the correspondent of RBC.

Income Poroshenko in 2018 increased 12 times

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared income of 198 million hryvnia ($ 7 million). This writes the publication “Ukrainian News”, referring to the data in the Unified Register of declarations of civil servants

The court sought from the contractor of the Vostochny cosmodrome 63 million rubles

The Moscow Arbitration Court sought from the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “The Main Military Construction Directorate for Special Objects” (formerly known as Spetsstroytekhnologii) 63 million rubles. according to the suit of the Vostochny cosmodrome, reports RIA Novosti. The plaintiff demanded 3.3 billion rubles from the contractor. Penalties

Entrepreneurs ask authorities not to introduce environmental tax

Entrepreneurs are asking the authorities not to impose environmental tax Protecting the right to waste disposal, which allows optimizing the costs of environmental fees, associations, which include major manufacturers of electronics and home appliances, tires and packaging, sent a letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russia will have enough oil for the next quarter century

“We currently have enough oil reserves for 23–25 years at current production levels. But at the same time every year we provide a simple reproduction of stocks. Thus, this bar is constantly moving away, ”said the head of Rosnedra, Yevgeny Kiselev, in an interview with the NTV television channel.

As for ordinary gold, then, according to Kiselev, Russia has huge reserves that guarantee reliable production over the coming decades. However, there are problems with manganese, chromite, uranium and titanium-zirconium deposits, since they do not have “great economic feasibility” at the moment.

Market for non-performing loans increased by 40%

On December 17, 2018, it became known that in January-September of the current year the banks sold overdue loans to collectors for a total amount of over 410 billion rubles, which is 37% more than last year.

Argentina has the highest inflation since 1991

In 2018, inflation in Argentina reached 43.9%, which is a record since 1991, when a currency — the Argentine peso — was introduced with a fixed exchange rate.

The duty on the export of oil from Russia from January 1 will decrease by 1.5 times

The export duty on oil in the Russian Federation from January 1, 2019 will be $ 89 per ton, according to the materials on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. Currently it is $ 135.1 per ton. Thus, the duty will be reduced by $ 46.1 per ton – almost a third.


115 years ago, people first climbed the sky in a manned spacecraft.

Priority design and construction of the first aircraft in the world is recognized for the brothers Wilbur and Orville Wrights. They carried out their first successful flight on December 17, 1903.

The Wright brothers were not the first “aircraft builders” in world history, and not even the first to take to the air on an experimental aircraft. But they are the leaders in flight control in the air – and this made the further development of aircraft manufacturing in the world real.

Energy drinks increase stroke risk 5 times

A recent study by the British Heart Foundation showed that the number of people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cause of arrhythmias, has soared by almost five percent in just one year: in 2017/2018 there were 1,324,067 people diagnosed with this diagnosis.

Professor Nicholas Linker of the British Society of Cardiology, an expert in the field of arrhythmia, said on this occasion:

“About 20% of the population do not represent life without coffee, and for them only one energy drink can cause a heart rhythm problem in which there is a lot of this substance. Even a single drink every day can cause arrhythmia, increasing the risk of stroke five times. The situation is aggravated by smoking and alcohol. ”

A new study will help predict the emergence of tornadoes.

Meteorologist Jana Houser from Ohio University has been involved in “hunting” tornadoes for many years and, eventually, achieved success. The researchers presented their results at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (American Geophysical Union).

Using a portable Doppler radar with fast scanning, a team of scientists was able to obtain comprehensive data on four tornadoes born as a result of rare storms in their structure. According to Hauser, all of them were formed not in the sky, but on earth.

The feathers of ancient birds that lived 100 million years ago were found in China.

A team of scientists found an amber with a bird’s tail inside – the age of the find is 100 million years. This is the agency “Xinhua”. It is noted that the scientists found feathers in the Hukong Valley in northern Myanmar.

Genes have been found in plants that allow them not to suffocate under water

Scientists have found genes in plants that allow them not to die when they are under water. Plants like animals, when under water, can experience fatal oxygen deficiency, but with the help of some genes, they are relatively easy to tolerate critical situations.

Russian biochemists have discovered the secret of lupus

Multiple sclerosis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases can occur due to serious disruptions in the bone marrow stem cells, forcing them to collect special aggressive antibodies.

Hexagonal silicon will accelerate data transfer to the speed of light

As noted in the UNN, the new work can serve as a starting point for the creation of optoelectronic integrated circuits manufactured using traditional technological operations and materials based on silicon.

Fluorophores will help track whether the drug has been absorbed by the body.

A team of scientists from the Ural Federal University (Ural Federal University) headed by Professor Grigory Zyryanov synthesized a group of multi-purpose fluorophores. About the content and results of work on the original technology, the researchers told in the authoritative international scientific journal Dyes and Pigments.

“Fluorophores are powders of different colors, which begin to emit visible radiation, in other words, to shine when exposed to optical radiation of a certain range. This phenomenon is called “cold light” or fluorescence, ”explains UFU professor Zyryanov.

Psychologists have figured out how dangerous conflicts at work

American scientists have found that a rude attitude of colleagues leads to the appearance of symptoms of insomnia in an employee: restless sleep and frequent ascents in the night

Physicists have determined the work of the field in the presence of non-stationary charges

Physicists Armen Allaverdyan and David Karakhanyan determined the work of the field in the presence of non-stationary charges. Their article was published in the journal Physical Review Letters, a preprint of the work is posted on the site arXiv.org.

Mother’s brain activity affects the child’s attention

Employees of the University of East London conducted a unique experiment using electroencephalography, described in the pages of the publication PLoS Biology. Scientists watched the games of twenty pairs consisting of a child (up to one year old) and his mother, fixing the brain activity of the participants.

Coral sowing has begun off the coast of Australia

This is an attempt by scientists from the University of Queensland, with financial support from local businesses, to at least partially restore the ecosystem affected by coral bleaching. In some areas of the Great Barrier Reef, up to 90% of corals died from this disaster, leading to serious environmental and economic consequences.

In Britain, found the path of the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period.

It is noted that the “dinosaur trail” was the largest discovery in the UK for all 160 years of scientific research. The find was made in East Sussex, after heavy storms and tides brought down some rocks

In patients with ankylosing spondylitis detected an individual set of immune cells

Scientists have found that in the foci of inflammation in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis accumulates mainly an individual set of immune cells for each patient. This was learned thanks to the first T-cell study of patients.

The hill on the island of Java was the oldest religious building

A huge hill on top of Mount Padang on the island of Java may not be a natural object, but the remains of an ancient religious building, archaeologists have found out. At the beginning of the 19th century, ruins in the form of stone columns were found on this site.


Prigogine met with leaders of the armed groups of the Central African Republic

Businessman Yevgeny Prigogine, who is called the media by Putin’s “cook,” participated in a meeting with leaders of armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR). The summit was held in the capital of Sudan on August 27-28. Prigogine flew to the meeting on his personal plane, according to the French edition of Le Monde, referring to the summit participants.

“Russian instructors are expanding trade relations with field commanders in the CARs and hampering the peace process initiated by the United Nations,” the publication notes. Recall that in January-February 2018, Russia sent a party of small arms and ammunition to the republic, as well as 175 Russian instructors to train the Central Asian troops.

The website of the Russian Foreign Ministry says that at a meeting in Sudan, a declaration was signed on the creation of a Central African opposition group that will seek sustainable peace in the CAR. Among the signatories were the leaders of the largest armed groups, including organizations that were previously members of the Alliance “Séléka” and “Antibalaka”. On participation in the Summit Prigogine Office does not report.

Lavrov said Russia will not fight with Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a broadcast on the site kp.ru and on the air of the radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda” said that Russia will not fight with Ukraine.

I promise you that we will not fight with Ukraine. It is important to understand that sometimes the recognition of independence, as now proposed, the LC and the DPR and a declaration of war … I can not imagine how you understand this to yourself. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

The Kremlin denied the discussion of the unification of Russia and Belarus

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that the issue of uniting Russia and Belarus into a single state is not on the agenda. This is the correspondent of RBC.

No, in this formulation, this topic is not on the agenda. She was not discussed, and there is no talk about it. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

The Kremlin confirmed that the meeting between Putin and Abe could take place on January 21

The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being discussed on January 21, but the final date has not yet been agreed, said Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

“Such a date really figures among the rest,” said Peskov.

Presidents of Sudan and Syria held talks

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Syria on a working visit on Sunday. At the Damascus airport, he was personally met by Syrian leader Bashar Assad. The presidents held talks discussing bilateral relations, as well as the development of the situation in the SAR and in the region as a whole.

The Kremlin told about the preparation of Putin for a big press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin from December 17 to December 19 will be preparing for a big annual press conference to be held on December 20. This was stated to journalists by the press secretary of the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov.

The Kremlin regulated the size of posters for the press conference of Putin

In the letters that came from the Kremlin to all accredited members of the press, and this time there are a record number of 1,702 people, there is a message:

“Please do not use posters larger than A3 in size during the press conference (297 mm x 420 mm), as this hinders the work of photographers and cameramen”

Trump decided to consider issuing Gülen to Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt авavushoglu said at a conference in Doha that US President Donald Trump, in a conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Buenos Ajeres, said that the issue of extraditing Turkey to opposition preacher Fethullah Gulen is now being worked out.

The last time we met in Buenos Aires, President Trump told Erdogan that they are working on it. – Mevlüt авavuşolu, Turkish politician

Canadian Prime Minister described Putin in one word

As a result, when describing Vladimir Putin, Trudeau used the word “problematic”, and when asking about Donald Trump – “unpredictable”. Earlier, the media noted a cooling in relations between the United States and Canada, the peak of disagreement was Trump’s unwillingness to meet Trudeau personally on the fields of the UN General Assembly

Iraqi President Renounces British Citizenship

Iraqi President Barham Saleh renounced British citizenship, which he received during the rule of Saddam Hussein. This was reported by RIA “News”. The newly elected leader of the country took such a step, since this is required by the country’s constitution.

Rescued from Nazi Germany, children will receive compensation

The German authorities will pay compensation in the amount of 2.5 thousand euros to those who were evacuated from the country during the Second World War. According to the Izvestia newspaper on December 17, first of all, we are talking about Operation Kindertransport, when Jewish children were taken to the UK.

All-Russian Popular Front headed by Mikhail Ravozhaev

In the autumn of this year, Mikhail Razvozhaev, who held the post of Acting Head of Khakassia, became the head of the executive committee of the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF). The decision was taken at a meeting of the central headquarters of the movement, the press service of the ONF.

The United States spoke about the new sanctions against Russia

The United States does not rule out the introduction of new sanctions against Russia because of the incident in the Kerch Strait. About it reports RIA Novosti. The incident in the Kerch Strait occurred on November 25th.

Mass fight between Ukrainians and Poles took place in Warsaw

A mass fight between Ukrainians and Poles took place in Warsaw. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 15, at the Vilno railway station in Warsaw. Between the Ukrainians and the Poles there was a verbal skirmish, after which the parties floated their fists and began to throw bottles.

Spanish Supreme Court refused to suspend the exhumation of Franco’s remains

The Spanish Supreme Court rejected the petition of the dictator Francisco Franco’s family to suspend the exhumation of his remains from the basilica in the Valley of the Fallen. Government sources said Monday that they plan to conduct an exhumation in January.


Russia spoke about the plan in case of US withdrawal from the rocket treaty

Russia is considering the US withdrawal from the Treaty on Medium and Small-Range Missiles when planning the combat use of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN). This was announced to the Red Star by the commander of the missile forces, Colonel-General Sergei Karakaev.

“These measures are primarily associated with the creation of missile systems equipped with modern anti-missile defense systems, promising military equipment with increased survivability,” said Colonel-General Sergei Karakayev, Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), in an interview with the RF Red Star.

December 14, it was reported that Moscow will not be bound by any obligations under the INF Treaty, if the United States leaves it. Prior to that, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, said that the targets for destruction in the event of a response from Moscow would not be the United States itself, but the countries that deployed American complexes with medium and short-range missiles.

Russia will help China to develop super heavy rocket

In early 2019, NPO Energomash plans to prepare documents for obtaining permission to assist China in the development of an extra-heavy rocket engine. The cooperation of the two countries was discussed at the meeting of the NPO Director General Igor Arbuzov with the staff of the Design Bureau.

Defense Ministry to build shipyard in Tartus

According to Ivanov, the project of the shipyard was developed jointly by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia. It is planned that the GCC built directly in Tartus will allow for the repair of ships of various classes.

We have a joint project for the construction of a shipbuilding workshop or a shipyard together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade directly in Tartus for the possibility of repairing ships of various classes. Design is underway, a reconnaissance team has left for the site. – Timur Ivanov, Russian economist

Turkey has announced unsuccessful attempts by the United States to prevent it in Syria

Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Soilu said that the United States would like to prevent the Turkish military operation in Syria, but Turkey will not allow it. His words were published by Anadolu

Erdogan said that trump approved the Turkish military operation in Syria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he received from his American counterpart Donald Trump the approval of the new Turkish military operation in Syria. It is planned to be held against Kurdish formations based east of the Euphrates.

The defense Ministry will transfer to the Crimea from the Kuban more than a dozen fighters

“On December 22, 2018, more than 10 Su-27SM and Su-30M2 fighter aircraft of the 4th Army Fighter and Air Defense Fighter Regiment will fly from the Krymsk airfield in the Krasnodar Territory to the Belbek airfield in the Republic of Crimea to their place of permanent deployment,” the report said.

The military stole from Admiral Kuznetsov radio components and a half million

Two servicemen received a large timeframe for embezzling radio components from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. They stole 393 radio elements with a total cost of more than 1.4 million rubles.

NASA: The policy did not affect the cooperation of the United States and the Russian Federation on space

Policy tensions between the United States and the Russian Federation did not affect the cooperation between the two states in the field of space, said NASA employee William Paloski, one of the leaders of the joint SIRIUS project. Its authors are studying the compatibility of the crew members of the expedition to the moon.

Shoigu met with the head of the Department of Civil Protection of Italy

Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow with the head of the Department of Civil Protection under the Council of Ministers of Italy, Angelo Borelli. The meeting of the heads of the two departments was initiated by the Italian side.

The United States in the near future will make new deliveries of weapons to Ukraine

Kurt Walker, the State Department’s special representative for Ukraine, said that the United States would soon announce the launch of new arms supplies to Kiev.

Announcements will be made, Congress will be notified in the next couple of months of the first tranches. – Kurt Walker, American diplomat


Serebrennikov became the man of the year according to theatrical critics

The Theater Critics Association awarded the artistic director of the Gogol Center, director Kirill Serebrennikov, the prize in the nomination “Man of the Year”, reports Medusa

Achilles visited the premiere of an opera about cats in the Hermitage Theater

Hermitage cat Achilles visited the eponymous theater in St. Petersburg. The snow-white sports oracle came to look at the opera “The Palace Guardians”, the creators of which were inspired by the famous Tailed.

The project of the November city theater was the “Event of the Year” on Yamal

In Yamal, the results of the competition for a special professional award have been summed up. Collectives of libraries, museums and cultural and leisure institutions of the district presented 15 projects. And the November theater was the best among them.

Republican Russian theater in Kalmykia will close

According to director Viktor Haptakhanov, the theater was ordered to install fire protection systems. The theater does not have funds for the installation, requiring several million rubles, and the republican budget for the next year has already been laid out.

Year of theater opened in Bratsk

This evening it was difficult to understand what to rejoice more. Whether the premiere, or the opening of the year of the theater. The event, though not epoch-making, but very significant for both actors and connoisseurs of their talent. Artists presented a new play “Theatrical Detective”.

The performances of the Tula Puppet Theater are presented in Cyprus

From 5 to 10 December 2018, in the framework of the international project “Russian Theater Seasons in Cyprus”, the Tula State Puppet Theater held a tour. The team presented the performances “Parsley” and “Three Bears”.

Medina will present the “Theater Romance” awards

In the Theater Museum. A.A. Bakhrushina held a solemn ceremony of awarding the annual award in the field of literature about the theater “Theatrical Romance”. Among the laureates of this year are Valery Fokin, Inna Solovyova, Eduard Kochergin, Alexey Bartoshevich, Nonna Skegina, Dmitry Trubochkin.

The long list of VII Awards The Art Newspaper Russia

“Museum of the Year”

  • State Tretyakov Gallery
  • The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
  • State Museum of Contemporary Art – Kostaki Collection (as part of the Organization of Museums of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki (MOMus)
  • House Museum of Velimir Khlebnikov
  • Moscow Kremlin Museums
  • Museum of the History of Vitebsk Folk Art School
  • St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art.

“Exhibition of the Year”

  • “Dress Rehearsal” of the Foundation V-A-C, MMOMA and Kadist
  • A series of three “Gothic” exhibitions of Sergey Khachaturov in Tsaritsyno
  • “Not everyone will be taken to the future” by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
  • “Russian way. From Dionysius to Malevich “

“Best Book”

  • Anna Vyazemtseva (Italian Totalitarian Art),
  • Boris Groys (“In the stream”),
  • Arkady Ippolitov (“Just Rome. Images of Italy XXI”),
  • Alison Cole (“Renaissance in Italy. Life at court: art, pleasure, power”),
  • Olga Tilkes (“Stories of the Country of Rembrandt”),
  • Anna Chudetskaya (“Vladimir Weisberg. From color to light”),
  • Yudin L (“To Say Your Own …”).

Personal contribution

  • Mikhail Abramov – Founder of the private Museum of the Russian Icon;
  • Vagit Alekperov – Founder of the Museum of the International Numismatic Club;
  • Leonid Mikhelson – Founder of the V-A-C Foundation (“Victoria is the art of being modern”);
  • Natalia Opaleva – Founder and CEO of the AZ Museum
  • Alisher Usmanov – Founder of the Art, Science and Sport Charitable Foundation
  • Asya Filippova – Founder and Director of the Fabrika Creative Industries Center
  • David Yakobashvili – Founder of the “Assembly” Museum

Restoration of the year

  • Karl Brullov. “Portrait of Gregory, Eugene, Leo and Theophilus Gagarin.” State Hermitage
  • The Palace of Peter III, the Chinese Palace, the decoration of the church pavilion and the interiors of the chambers of Vorontsova (the Great Menshikov Palace). The palace and park ensemble “Oranienbaum” (as part of the State Museum-Reserve “Peterhof”)
  • The study and restoration of sculptures from the fund of displaced valuables: “John the Baptist” by Donatello, “Bust of Francesco del Nero” by Giulio Maczoni. State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S.Pushkina
  • “Heaven” from the chapel of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God in the village of Khvalinskaya, Kargopol District, Arkhangelsk Region. 1790. Pine, mixed technique. Kenozersky National Park
  • Mansion Kekusheva on Ostozhenka, 21
  • Vladimir Tatlin. “Letatlin”. 1929-1932. Wood, metal, silk, cork, whalebone, rawhide belt, duralumin, steel cable. Central Museum of the Air Force of the Russian Federation, in temporary storage in the State Tretyakov Gallery
  • Approved diploma on the election of Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov to the Moscow State. 1613. Russian State Library

Exhibition of Boris Chepkasov to open in Volgograd

Visitors will see landscapes, still lifes and portraits In the exhibition hall of the Ilya Mashkov Museum on December 20, the opening of the exhibition by Volgograd artist Boris Chepkasov will take place.

Yoko Ono exhibition opens in Moscow in October 2019

The exhibition was called The Sky is Always Clear and will run from October 1 to November 24. The exhibition will be held as part of the XIV International Festival-School of Contemporary Art “Territory”.

In Nizhny Novgorod, reconstructed the last exhibition of Vasily Maslov

According to the Kultura TV channel, the project of the museum institution is the reconstruction of the last lifetime exhibition of the artist Vasily Nikolaevich Maslov. It took place in the winter of 1937. In the summer of the same terrible year, Maslov was arrested, his artistic heritage was sent to the archives.

At the Kazan station on December 18 opens the exhibition “Station” Russia “

The project dedicated to Russian railway stations was presented by our country at the architectural biennale in Venice. The exhibition consists of five sections – “Introduction to Geography”, “Project Business”, “Waiting Room for the Future”, “Luggage Storage” and “Overcoming Free Space”. In the last room, the film “Seven days in seven minutes” will be shown about the journey of director Daniil Zinchenko across the country to meet with his grandfather.

Former apartment house merchant Natalia Bykova became an object of cultural heritage

The house is located on Zhukovsky Street, next to Chistoprudny Boulevard. The highlight of the building is the interior of the main entrance, which has been preserved from 1910 to the present day in its original form. On the facade of a brick building in the Art Nouveau style, bay windows stand out, and the lower part of the building is decorated with facing that imitates natural stone.

The cycle of free tours in the framework of the festival “Journey to Christmas

From December 25, pedestrian walks along the most popular routes connected with landmarks and famous residents of Moscow will become available. Part of the excursions will be devoted to the Russian traditions of celebrating the New Year and Christmas.

Museum Reserve “Boldino” may acquire federal status

The A. Pushkin Museum-Reserve “Boldino”, located in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, may acquire the status of a federal museum. This was reported on Friday by the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. “We considered the possible transfer of the Boldino museum to the federal level with the minister. We will contact the Russian government on this issue together,” the press service said Gleb Nikitin, governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Festival of Asian Culture was held in Rostov

National polyphony filled the Rostov Palace of Culture “Leisure”. The festival of culture of the peoples of Asia gathered creative teams from the Rostov region and Krasnodar region.

The anniversary festival of bayan players ends in Moscow

The XXX International Music Festival “Bayan and Bayanists” ended with a concert at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. During the five days of the festival, soloists and ensembles from Russia, the USA and Europe competed in the performance of classical accordions, pop melodies, rock ballads, movie soundtracks and modern compositions written specifically for this instrument on a bayan. One of the main tasks of the festival was the demonstration of the wide possibilities of the keyboard instrument, the TV channel emphasizes.


Volkswagen recalls more than 4.3 thousand Tiguan crossovers in Russia

Volkswagen recalls 4,320 Tiguan crossovers in Russia due to the risk of a short circuit. Recall subject cars sold from 2017 to 2018.

The first high-quality images of the interior of the new Lada Vesta appeared

In the first case, the car has an interior in black and orange style, and in the second, beige and black. Judging by the pictures, the updated Lada Vesta will get a new front panel, new door cards and a central floor tunnel.

In Hyundai came up with the ideal anti-theft system

The Hyundai came up with the perfect anti-theft system. South Korean Hyundai Motor has announced that it has developed an intelligent keyless entry system. Car owners will be able to open / close the door and start the car by fingerprints.

Crossover Seat Ateca prepared for heavy off-road

Crossover Seat Ateca reworked for off-road driving. The car received clearance increased by 20 mm – to the level of 208 mm. The price of a complete set of additional equipment in Germany is 13.96 thousand euros, which is equivalent to about 1.05 million rubles.

Sales of Mazda CX-5 Black Edition started in Russia

The Russian car market started selling a limited edition crossover Mazda CX-5 Black Edition 2019 model year. The machine is built on the Supreme platform.

New Audi SQ2 crossover prices announced

The model in the European market was estimated at € 44,500 minimum, which is about 3.3 million rubles. The initial configuration of the crossover offers a rich list of equipment, which has a sports steering wheel, leather trim, climate control, infotainment with a 8.5-inch screen and much more. The car is driven by a turbocharged 300-horsepower engine. For more information about the crossover portal “TvooyAvto” reported earlier

Porsche 988 Vision Hypercar: First Images

Porsche specialists are working on a model that can become a competitor for the 488 GTB, McLaren720S, Lamborghini Huracan.

The supercar has a rather unusual appearance, it has bulging wheel arches and a large air intake, like the model 911. It is expected that the engine will be located between two axles. In addition, it is worth noting a rather low roof line and a glass engine cover. The salon has sport seats, a digital sensor unit and a two-spoke steering wheel.

Mercedes-Benz published a teaser for the new version of CLA

The updated German coupe will be presented at the CES Consumer Electronics Show next month. Mercedes-Benz has a new technology that will be included in the options list of the MBUX infotainment system.

It can be assumed that the new product will be offered to customers with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, developing a maximum of 188 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque.

Atelier Brabus showed tuned Mercedes G550

German tuners presented the main project, created on the basis of the Mercedes-Benz G550, which is designed to show off the desert. The novelty was painted in a color that is different from the Desert Sand offered by Mercedes. The car received additional lighting equipment installed on the bumper and roof.

BMW started to test the updated BMW X6 crossover

BMW has brought to the tests an updated BMW X6 crossover, and judging by the photos on testing, a prototype was seen in the M Performance package. It is assumed that in this version of the crossover will be a 4.4-liter eight-cylinder turbo engine.

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