1 Nov, 2018

Alternative to the Suez Canal

Russia, India and Iran will hold a meeting in November, where they will discuss the launch of the North-South international transport corridor, the Iranian television channel Press TV reported on Wednesday.

The channel notes that the new transport corridor will stretch for 7,200 km and will become a cheaper alternative to the Suez Canal. The project will include a railway and water transport.

Goods will be shipped from India to the city of Bandar Abbas (Iran) on the shores of the Persian Gulf, then they will be shipped to the city of Bandar Enzeli on the shores of the Caspian Sea, after which they will go to Astrakhan and will be shipped by rail to Europe.

The new transport corridor will reduce the cost and time of delivery of goods by 30-40%. The volume of freight is estimated at 20-30 million tons annually.

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The list of imported medical products is not replenished

Vice Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova put a veto on expanding the list of imported medical products that cannot be bought by state institutions. Earlier, the Ministry of Health agreed to change this list, despite the criticism of famous doctors

The first lawsuit against “VKontakte” for providing personal information

A resident of Ufa filed a lawsuit against VKontakte for providing personal information to security officials, RIA Novosti reported in the joint press service of St. Petersburg courts.

“The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg registered the claim of Lilia Chanysheva <…> for compensation for moral damage in the amount of 100 thousand rubles for disclosing personal information of the user to law enforcement agencies,” the agency’s source said.

Mass registry of medical services rendered in the framework of the MLA

On the website of the Territorial Fund of Compulsory Medical Insurance of the Voronezh Region there is an online service “Information about the medical services rendered to the insured person and their cost”. Many Voronezh residents, who decided to check how much money was spent on their treatment, found annotations. Moreover, these were both visits to general practitioners and narrow specialists.

So, Voronezh Nikolai Klumov told the publication My Online found that in two years he had been “healed” by almost 5 thousand rubles – he had 11 visits to a general practitioner in Polyclinic No. 7. However, a man is treated in private clinics, and in This clinic, he does not even have a medical card.

Peskov commented on the report on domestic violence in Russia

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on a previously published report of the human rights organization on domestic violence in Russia, based on a conversation with dozens of women, RIA Novosti reports.

Rather, it is probably not a report, but notes on several dozen specific cases of manifestation in Russia. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Putin signed a law banning advertising theses writing services

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits the distribution of advertising services for the preparation and writing of final qualifying papers, scientific reports on the main results of scientific qualification papers and other works that are provided for by the state system of scientific certification or necessary for intermediate or final certification.

Growing responsibility for what is happening in the country

The number of Russians who feel responsibility for the situation in their family has also grown – 92 against 91% a year earlier. Also, the proportion of Russians, who believe that they can influence the events, has increased significantly. For the country as a whole, this indicator increased from 5 to 10%, for the city – from 9 to 16%.

Putin halved the term of the decision on the issuance of matkapitala

Recall that the decision to issue or refuse to issue a certificate is made by the territorial body of the Pension Fund on the basis of a statement that indicates, for example, whether citizens were deprived of parental rights, whether they committed crimes and so on.

In Thailand, until the end of the year they plan to legalize marijuana

The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand’s Public Health Committee has promised to adopt an amendment to the drug law by the end of December this year to legalize the cultivation of marijuana and kratom for medical and research purposes.

The President retained the benefits of the former pension rules

The President, as promised, retained the right of citizens to tax benefits under the old pension rules, having signed the relevant law. We are talking about land and property taxes. The amendments were made to the Tax Code and the head of state approved them.

200 thousand schoolchildren have applied for the competition “My first business”

More than 200 thousand applications for participation in the competition for schoolchildren “My first business” were received within a month from the beginning of registration. This was reported on Wednesday in the press service of the autonomous non-profit organization (ANO) “Russia – a land of opportunity.”

Social payments to large families in St. Petersburg will grow 2 times

In accordance with changes in the draft budget for 2019, social payments to large families in St. Petersburg will increase by 50%. This was announced by the Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov at a meeting of St. Petersburg Zaks.

Russia will develop a system of motivation of citizens to a healthy diet

In Russia, a system of motivation of citizens to a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and rejection of bad habits will be formed. One of the first tasks is to organize monitoring of what exactly happens to the people of the country on the table, and this will help assess the scale of the existing problems.

Court in Moscow lifted the arrest from the account of ex-minister Ulyukayev

Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow on Wednesday granted a statement by the bailiffs service to lift the arrest of the property of the ex-Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev, who was sentenced to eight years in prison, which should allow him to recover a 130 million rubles fine in a bribe case, TASS reports.

The authorities decided to unite all children’s clinics in Kaliningrad into one

City hospital No. 1, which includes a clinic in the Kosmodemyansky microdistrict and a nursing care center, will be joined to City Hospital No. 2. All children’s clinics in Kaliningrad will be merged into one – the City children’s clinic.

“That is, when several medical institutions work as one legal entity, the patient has no questions about where to be examined. He also has increased opportunities to receive hospital care in other profiles. At the same time, as he went to his polyclinic at the place of registry, he will continue to walk, nothing will change for him in this, ”commented Health Minister Alexander Kravchenko.

Passengers “Victory” had to pay extra 25 euros for entry into the plane

Some passengers could not check in online, and at the check-in desk at the airport, they were charged 25 euros. The Victory page on the social network was attacked by disgruntled passengers.

Putin signed a law on the preservation of tax incentives for pre-retirees

Vladimir Putin signed a law that preserves the property tax benefits for Russians of pre-retirement age. The corresponding document is posted on the official portal of legal information. The president introduced the document to the upper house; the State Duma adopted it on October 11, and on the 24th approved the Council of Federation Council

Small traffic police fines will begin to collect in an accelerated mode

As the director of the Federal Bailiff Service, Dmitry Aristov, said in an exclusive interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the central administration of the department will be engaged in the collection of electronic traffic control fines of up to 3,000 rubles across the country. If there are funds in the debtor’s accounts and there is no information about the debtor’s payment of the fine in the unified system of state and municipal payments, they will be written off by the bank.

One third of TVs only accept analog TV

Experts warned that in case of disconnection of analog TV from 16.2 million to 33.7 million TVs can be with a “black” screen, told RBC one of the market participants who is familiar with expert opinions.

The average salary of teachers in Moscow

The average salary of teachers in the general education system in Moscow for the nine months of 2018 increased to 90 thousand rubles and more. This was facilitated by, inter alia, stimulating urban payments, Alexander Muratov, head of the economic analysis department of the Moscow Department of Education, said at a meeting of the commission on education of the Moscow City Duma.

“If we take 2017, for example, the average salary in the system of the department of pedagogical workers of general education institutions was 75.8 thousand rubles. For the first nine months of 2018, the salary of teachers of general education organizations crossed the bar at 90 thousand rubles” – said Muratov.

Orthodoxy as a mandatory optional

Primary school pupils in Pskov were obliged to study “The Basics of Orthodox Culture,” according to MBH Media, citing the father of one of the pupils of school No. 3, Boris Kiryukhin.

The director of the educational institution stressed that under this compulsory elective course, pupils will be credited with or failed at the end of the year.

“It is impossible not to study Orthodoxy in Pskov, it’s Orthodox, there are churches everywhere!” Said the director.

Kiryukhin himself said that all parents of elementary school students in the parents’ meeting were forced to sign a written consent for their children to learn the basics of religion.

The father did not agree and said that his son was not given a choice, the student himself does not feel the need to study the discipline, and in general is too small to understand the basics of religion.

The class teacher told her father that they had been given a training plan in the city administration. The mayor’s office of Pskov said that they had included the subject in the list taking into account regional, national and ethnocultural peculiarities of Russia.

The minimum wage to 25 thousand rubles was submitted to the State Duma

The bill to increase the minimum wage (SMIC) was submitted to the State Duma by the deputies of the Communist Party faction headed by Gennady Zyuganov

The instigators of the strike at the mine “Amethyst” in Kamchatka will be fired

The management of the Gold Company of Kamchatka, part of the structure of the Renova Group of Viktor Vekselberg, announced that the instigators of the strike at the Amethystvy mine would be dismissed.

On October 29, workers of the largest gold and silver deposit in Kamchatka, Amethystvoi, went on strike. People are dissatisfied with working conditions and sharply dropped pay.

Other enterprises belonging to the Renova group, owned by Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg in Kamchatka, also intend to strike.

Only 5% of Russians spent their summer holidays abroad

It is worth noting that every fifth Russian did not take a vacation at all in the summer, about 20% of respondents did not have the financial ability to go abroad, and 5% of the respondents refused to have a vacation in favor of a part-time job.


Central Bank estimated the damage from the activities of “Cashbury” at 3 billion rubles

At the end of September, the Bank of Russia handed over to the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs information about a group of Russian and foreign companies operating under the single brand “Cashbury”, in whose activities the Central Bank saw signs of a financial pyramid.

Putin participated in the launch of a diamond deposit in Yakutia

The Verkhne-Munskoye diamond deposit was commissioned in Yakutia, and Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the ceremony through a video conference, according to the Kremlin website.

Illegal MFIs will not be allowed to demand loans from citizens

Illegal MFIs lend to the population at extremely high interest rates – 1000% per annum, although by law they are not allowed to issue loans at all. As a result, the debt is quickly accumulated, and the so-called black collectors are busy collecting it.

The government will evaluate the impact of Russian laws on business

The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) of the Russian Federation intends to check the impact of Russian legislation on business, RBC reports October 31. According to the publication, in 2019, the department will check 20 current laws, after which a decision will be made to improve or completely abolish them.

Mastercard net income reached $ 1.9 billion

The payment system Mastercard increased its revenue by 15% to a record $ 3.9 billion, follows from the financial statements for the past quarter. This allowed the company to get the highest net quarterly profit for the entire time of its existence in the amount of $ 1.9 billion.

Business activity in the PRC industry slowed down

The business activity index (PMI) in the non-manufacturing sector of the Chinese economy in October slowed to 53.9 points from 54.9 in September, according to data from the state statistical office of the country published on Wednesday.

The volume of mortgages issued to Russians in January-September increased

The volume of mortgage loans provided by Russian banks to resident individuals in January-September 2018 amounted to 2.07 trillion rubles. This is 61.1% more than in the same period last year, follows from the data of the Bank of Russia.

Bank of Japan retains key monetary policy parameters

The Bank of Japan retained the main parameters of monetary policy following a two-day meeting, which ended on Wednesday. The quarterly macroeconomic forecast of the Japanese Central Bank states that inflation will remain below the targeted level (about 2% per annum) at least until the beginning of 2021.

Oil has fallen in price. The Moscow Exchange index fell below 2300 points.

By the end of the trading, the MosBirzhi index dropped by 0.74% to 2,299.98 points. A day earlier, it was equal to 2317 points. The RTS index lost 0.65% and dropped to 1105.33 points.

Kazakhstan plans to place Eurobonds in November

Kazakhstan plans to place Eurobonds in the amount of 1.17 billion euros, Finance Minister Alikhan Smailov told reporters. The day before he said that the placement of Eurobonds is planned for the first half of November.

The quarterly profit of the largest Chinese bank increased by 5.6%

The largest Chinese bank Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), also ranked first in the world in terms of assets, increased its net profit in the third quarter by 5.6% compared to the same period last year – to 79.19 billion yuan ($ 11, 4 billion).

Romania intends to become a gas hub due to production in the Black Sea

Romania expects to become the largest gas producer in Europe at the expense of production on the Black Sea shelf, Romanian Energy Minister Anton Anton said, according to October 31 Ukrinform.

Tatneft doubled its net profit in January-September

PJSC TATNEFT in January-September of the current year received 162.9 billion rubles. net profit against 86.17 billion rubles. a year earlier. Thus, the increase was 1.9 times.

Rosneft has selected contractors for the construction of wells in the Irkutsk region

Mining and Industrial Company Nedra (GC Nedra) will build wells in two Rosneft licensed areas in the Irkutsk Region – Danilovsky and Zapadno-Chonsky. The results of the tender reports the correspondent Sibnovosti.ru

The net profit of the Austrian OMV for 9 months increased by almost 7 times

The net profit of the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, attributable to shareholders, for the first nine months of 2018 amounted to 830 million euros, which is 6.7 times more than a year ago, the company said.

Russia remains the main supplier of nuclear fuel to Ukraine

The total cost of nuclear fuel was $ 307 million. At the same time, Ukraine imported 183.5 tons of fuel from Russia worth $ 208.32 million. The rest (140.95 tons) was imported from Sweden in the amount of $ 98.7 million.

Russia handed over to the USA a batch of four RD-180 rocket engines

Scientific-Production Association “Energomash” informed about the transfer to the United States of four rocket engines RD-180. This is reported on the organization’s website. According to available information, this delivery was the second since the beginning of 2018.

Central Bank appreciated the “hole” in the capital of the bank “Rublev” at 9.3 billion rubles

Previously, the regulator estimated the volume of the “hole” at 2.7 billion rubles. In addition, the temporary administration of the bank revealed signs of a withdrawal of assets by lending to borrowers with questionable solvency. The Central Bank revoked the license from the Rublev Bank at the end of June. In terms of assets, the bank held 170 place in Russia.

Suleiman Kerimov’s business will be registered in Dagestan

The business of a member of the Federation Council, Suleiman Kerimov, will be registered in Dagestan, the head of Dagestan, Vladimir Vasiliev, said Wednesday

Gazprom Neft has agreed a loan of 10 billion rubles in Alfa Bank

The Board of Directors of Gazprom Neft approved the opening of a credit line at Alfa Bank for a period of 5 years, the company said. The credit line is designed for up to 10 billion rubles.

Azerbaijan to increase natural gas production in 2019

The conclusion of the Accounts Chamber on the draft state budget of Azerbaijan for 2019 was published on October 30. It contains, among other things, an estimate of the production of natural gas by the state-owned company SOCAR (State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic) in the coming year.

Syria imports from Iran 2 million barrels of oil per month

The import of Iranian oil to Syria is 2 million barrels per month, said Mustafa Hasvia, general director of the state-owned fuel company, the Syrian publisher Al Watan said on October 31

Central Bank wants to block sites with information about scammers

Central Bank intends to get the authority to block sites that disseminate information about fraudsters, says the regulator’s concept of combating unfair actions in the financial market

Krasnoyarsk administration took a new loan

The money taken at a lower interest rate will be used to pay off the old debt.

“The purpose of such events is to minimize the cost of servicing municipal debt and reduce the annual debt burden on the budget,” the mayor’s press service said. The amount of new loans – 700 million rubles.

Pensions in Belarus increased by 5.3% from November 1

In Belarus, from November 1, pensions increased by 5.3%. In Belarus, from November 1, labor pensions have increased. On average, they rose by 5.3%. The corresponding decree was signed by President Alexander Lukashenko at the end of October.

Belarus asks Russia for $ 630 million to refinance state debt

The government of Belarus plans to receive a loan from Russia in the amount of $ 630 million to refinance state debt in 2019, said Finance Minister Maxim Yermolovich of Belarus. External debt of Belarus is $ 16.5 billion, for the first nine months of 2018, it decreased by 1.1%.

American companies raise prices for their goods

Over the past week, American companies have raised prices for many products – from air tickets and paint to food. They are betting that consumers can afford to pay more and blame them for rising costs for fuel, materials and food.


The head of the British Foreign Ministry threatened Russia

Russia will pay a very high price for its actions if it continues to behave in the same way as it has done it recently, said British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, speaking at the Policy Exchange Research Institute on his country’s role in world politics after leaving European Union

Vladimir Putin signed a new concept of migration policy

The President of Russia has signed a new concept of migration policy. According to Vladimir Putin, the bureaucratic barriers to obtaining the right to citizenship, residence or work in Russia that existed before will be removed.

It is aimed, among other things, at creating more comfortable conditions for resettlement to Russia for permanent residence of compatriots from abroad and at creating clear rules for entry and obtaining the right to reside, work, and acquire Russian citizenship. – Vladimir Putin

Trump extended the effect of the oil embargo from Iran

US President Donald Trump extended on Wednesday the action of the embargo imposed earlier on the supply of oil and oil products from Iran. This was reported by the press service of the White House.

Moscow protects the interests of Russian companies operating in Iran

Russia is constantly protecting the interests of its companies, including the situation with US sanctions on Iran, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. US President Donald Trump announced in May that Washington was withdrawing from an agreement on a nuclear program with Iran.

Three Auditors of the Accounts Chamber Resigned

Three auditors of the Accounts Chamber of Russia submitted applications for early departure from their posts. This was reported by TASS in the press service of the Accounts Chamber. According to the control department, in the near future the president will consider their applications.

“These are Vladimir Katrenko, Alexander Zhdankov and Bato-Zhargal Zhambalnimbuev,” the department’s press service said. All of them received proposals to transfer to another job, the RF SP noted.

Saudi Attorney General hides the body of Khasoggi

Saudi Al-Muadjib, the Prosecutor General of Saudi Arabia, refused to inform the Turkish law enforcement authorities where the body of the murdered opposition journalist Jamal Hashoghi was located. About this newspaper Hurriyet, citing sources in the government.

Putin will not be able to attend the conference on Libya in Palermo

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be able to attend the conference on the Libyan settlement in Palermo, but Moscow will be represented at the proper level, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters

$ 40 million to combat foreign misinformation

The US government has allocated $ 40 million to the Global Interaction Center to support initiatives to counteract disinformation and propaganda spread by foreign countries, said the representative of the US State Department Robert Palladino.

About the most important agreement May on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May has made a deal with Brussels, which will give British financial companies access to European markets after leaving the European Union, writes The Times, citing government sources.

US prepares new sanctions against Venezuela

US authorities are developing sanctions that will be aimed at restricting the export of gold from Venezuela. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

The United States promised to “spare” the allies sitting on the Iranian oil needle

Presidential adviser on national security, John Bolton, promised that Washington would not create difficulties for its allies and partners dependent on Iranian oil, despite the intention to prevent the export of energy from Iran, reports RIA Novosti.

China strengthens presence in the controversial archipelago

On a number of China-controlled islands and reefs of the South China Sea archipelago (SKM), which is called Nansha in the PRC, and in a number of other countries of Southeast Asia Spratly, a Chinese meteorological station is open, Xinhua reports on October 31 with reference to the PRC Meteorological Department


Ukraine closes the sky over the Black Sea

Ukraine will close the sky over the Black Sea for testing missiles near Kherson, said the representative of the command of the Ukrainian Air Force, Dmitry Strutinsky.

“Tomorrow flight test exercises will begin in the Kherson region to test guided missiles to anti-aircraft missile systems,” the Ukrainian news agency quoted him as saying.

Joint response to the military “Trump Fort”

In September, Polish President Andrzej Duda confirmed that the Polish state is ready to spend $ 2 billion to deploy America’s military base. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia said that the plans to create a US military base in Poland were directed against Russia.

We are thinking about how to resist all this and with minimal cost – we are not so rich, neither Russia nor we … – how to find an adequate answer in this situation. – Alexander Lukashenko

The Ministry of Defense told about the flights of the Tu-160 near the area of NATO exercises

It was reported that British fighters took off over the Norwegian Sea because of the Russian Tu-160. Recall from October 25 to November 7 in Norway are the largest NATO exercises since the Cold War. In the Norwegian Sea, near the exercises, Russia plans to conduct firing from 1 to 3 November.

In Russia, began to teach specialists to work with hypersonic weapons

The complex device “Sarmatian” and “Avant-garde” requires the training of specialists from scratch, which will take about five years, according to IA PrimaMedia. According to Izvestia, specialists will need to be proficient in modern programming technologies.

Bolton accused China of copying Russian weapons

China, in the course of military-technical cooperation with the Russian Federation, is stealing Russian intellectual property and will soon begin selling its weapon systems, says US National Security Advisor to the President John Bolton

Turkey began to develop its long-range air defense system

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country began developing a national long-range air defense system called Siper. The Turkish leader said this at a presentation of new domestic technologies of the defense industry in Ankara.

In Germany, most of the military equipment declared unsuitable

State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Germany, Peter Tauber, said that only a third of the military equipment entered service in 2017 can be considered serviceable. This is reported by the German newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

Russian fleets get homing torpedo

The fleets of Russia received a homing torpedo “Physicist – 1”, as reported on the portal of public procurement. At least 20 torpedoes entered service for Russian sailors.

Ukrainian army again violated the truce in Lugansk

Ukrainian security forces four times a day fired at the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR), the press service of the People’s Militia of the LPR told RIA Novosti.

Canada will buy frigates from Britain to fight the Russian Navy in the Arctic

Canada decided to buy 15 British frigates “Type 26” to fight the Russian fleet, writes Defense News. Ottawa is not able to oppose anything to Russian submarines in the Arctic, the article says. Ships will cost Canada 60 billion in national currency.

In the Crimea, awarded the officers of the Black Sea Fleet

Officers of the Black Sea Fleet awarded state awards. At the meeting of the Military Council for excellence, courage, bravery and excellence in the service, the Black Sea Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev presented them with various state awards.

Terrorists attacked a village in the west of Aleppo

The village of Kafrnakh in the west of Aleppo was attacked by militants of the Tahrir Ash-Sham group (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation), October 31, a source told the news agency Red Spring in Syria. Reported several injured.

Ukraine accused Russia of delivering weapons to the Donbass

Permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Vladimir Yelchenko, said that Russia uses the Sea of Azov for hidden arms supplies to the east of Ukraine. According to him, the sea is allegedly used as an additional channel to secure the Donbas from the territory of the Crimea.

The United States and Japan have attracted more than 50 thousand military to joint exercises

Keen Sword large-scale military maneuvers began in Japan with the participation of the American military. 56.5 thousand people are involved in them, the agency Kyodo reported on October 31. From Japan, about 47 thousand military personnel participate in the maneuvers, and another 9.5 thousand military personnel from the United States.


Antibiotics cause obesity in young children.

Babies receiving antibiotics subsequently face obesity much more often, as shown by a large-scale study involving more than 300 thousand children. It turned out that if antibiotics are prescribed for children under the age of two, the probability of obesity is increased by 26%.

Karate saved cockroaches from the fate of zombies

American cockroaches have learned to defend themselves against the parasites of emerald cockroach wasp with the help of a kind of “karate”, according to an article published in Brain, Behavior and Evolution. In order not to allow the wasp to get on itself, the cockroach with its back foot kicks in a creeping parasite.

An eye implant that prevents blindness has been created.

In 90% of cases, blindness can be prevented with the help of the drug Lucentis, which stops retinal detachment, notes New Atlas. Unfortunately, injections of medicine must be done directly in the eyes, for which you have to visit the doctor every one and a half to two months.

The “elephant birds” were semi-blind and nocturnal.

Scientists, led by a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Julia Clark (Julia Clarke), analyzed the existing skull remains of the epiornis, showing that the areas associated with the perception and analysis of visual information were practically undeveloped in these birds. This, according to scientists, may indicate an exclusively nocturnal lifestyle for a half-blind bird. Article published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B

A few centuries ago, epiornis (“elephant birds”) living in Madagascar are considered to be the largest birds that have ever existed: they could grow above three meters and gain a mass of more than half a ton. Presumably, their disappearance is associated with a person, although this hypothesis is often criticized: for example, it is shown that epiornis coexisted with people for a long time.

Scientists have identified the horns’ genes in deer

Scientists obtained samples of these cells and investigated them in the laboratory. The authors used a whole set of modern methods of genetics, including the analysis of RNA signaling molecules, a point of disabling or, conversely, overexpression of individual genes

Immunity can interfere with editing the genome of people

Failure to edit the genome using CRISPR may be associated with human immunity. It turned out that immune cells react to the Cas9 protein, which is used in this method, because this protein is present in the cells of the common streptococcal bacteria.

The largest telescope will be built on Mauna Kea Mountain in Hawaii

The Supreme Court in Hawaii approved the construction of a 30-meter telescope on Mount Mauna Kea, which is considered to be sacred by local residents.

Remote appendix will reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s

A group of researchers from Sweden said that people who had appendicitis removed, were many times less likely to experience Parkinson’s disease in the future. The results of their work on this topic are published on the pages of the information publication Science Translational Medicine.

Samara scientists have patented the installation for obtaining water from the air

The principal difference between the installation, developed by engineers of the Samara University, is the use of vortex effects to obtain water and electricity.

Life expectancy depends on the number of neurons in the brain.

The coefficients obtained made it possible to make correct predictions of life expectancy, they were accurate in 75% of cases. So, birds live 10 times longer than animals with similar body indicators, but with fewer brain neurons.

Scientists first created a 3D model of the Neanderthal chest.

An international team of scientists from the United States, Spain and Israel worked together to reconstruct the Neanderthal thorax from the remains of its skeleton. Finding real modeling too time consuming and dangerous for bones, the scientists decided to create a virtual copy.

The owl’s midbrain helped in studying the attentional mechanism

Scientists found out that single neurons in owls react to several things that are far from each other. Thus, the researchers concluded that in order to analyze information coming from different points in space, the midbrain should have significantly fewer neurons than the stimuli themselves. Moreover, each neuron, in theory, must encode several different signals at once.

“We think that the neurons of the midbrain can be an important key to the puzzle of inability to focus on one thing. Our work is fundamental, but this idea can also be tested on patients. If we are lucky, it will allow us to find a way to treat attention deficit disorder, ”said one researcher.

Refusing marijuana for a month improves memory

Researchers studied how quitting marijuana affects the mental ability of adolescents and young adults. It turned out that the refusal, even for a short time, has a positive effect on memory, whose work worsens under the influence of this drug.


Japan has its own satellite positioning system.

Own satellite positioning system earned in Japan on Thursday, November 1.

Over the next few years, it will serve as an addition to the American GPS, but from 2023, after all satellites have been put into orbit, it will become independent.

Mitibiki satellites are able to determine the location of objects on Earth with an error of no more than 6 cm. At the same time, due to the high degree of encryption, the Japanese GPS will be protected from unfriendly interference.

Scientists have proved the existence of a black hole close to Earth

An international group of astronomers studied in detail the compact radio source Sgr A * in the center of the Milky Way. Researchers recorded flashes of light that are associated with the accretion disk of a substance rotating at a speed equal to 30 percent of the speed of light. This confirms that Sgr A * is indeed a supermassive black hole. This is reported in an article published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

China has successfully tested the return missile control system

Earlier, China announced its intention to test the Changzheng-8 launch vehicle in 2021. This reusable rocket can be launched up to 20 times, the time for launch preparation is noticeably reduced – it will not exceed one day.

“All this will allow us to reduce the cost of space launches by 90%,” said Chen Hongbo, director of the research center of the China Aerospace Corporation. “We will be able to return and re-use two stages of the rocket, and not one, as is done in the case of the Falcon-9,” said the scientist.

The State Commission has identified a violation of technology during the assembly of the Soyuz rocket

The state commission has identified one case of violation of the technological process during the assembly of the Soyuz-FG rocket, which crashed when launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Reports about it “Interfax” with reference to the interlocutor in the representative office of the Samara assembly enterprise

On Mars, discovered a lot of rare components for rocket fuel

Foreign researchers have discovered on Mars a lot of rare substances that are necessary for rocket fuel. Chemical compounds of perchlorate are formed on the Red Planet in a natural way. In addition to the production of rocket fuel, they are used in the manufacture of fertilizers and explosives.

NASA has completed the work of the Kepler orbital telescope

The TESS telescope, which NASA launched in April, replaced the Kepler. In March 2021, the agency also plans to launch the orbital observatory “James Webb”.

US military is exploring the possibility of urgent delivery of cargo on missiles

They have not yet agreed on anything concrete, but it is known that the military are considering the possibility of an urgent (within 30 minutes) delivery of cargo to any part of the world using rockets. When receiving the order, the container with cargo will be put into orbit and dropped at the specified point.


Named the debut date of the revived sports car Toyota Supra

Immediately after the presentation, the revived model will be available for order, but prices and configurations will be announced additionally. As has been repeatedly reported, a sports car is being created on the platform, which formed the basis for the third generation BMW Z4. This platform was created in conjunction with Toyota and BMW.

Nissan Kicks received a special version for music lovers

Nissan will launch the Nissan Kicks crossover in a special version of Rhythm “for music lovers.” The public premiere of a car with a unique premium-class audio system will take place as early as November at the Sao Paulo Motor Show.

Tata has made a new Land Rover crossover

The namesake of the “Indian” is in Toyota, but it is sold on the home market in Japan, and is exported only to Malaysia. Now Tata has taken the next step, showing a photo of the exterior of the five-door crossover, and announced it officially announcing its launch into production.

AVTOVAZ began collecting buggies based on LADA Granta

Already assembled the first copy of the floor panel “Grants” and the original body, painted in bright green. This is a beach version of the buggy, later there will be open cars of a slightly modified modification as well as a light farm truck on the same basis.

Hispano Suiza will return to the market with an electric sports car

Representatives of the company announced their intention to produce electric cars, and the first model with which the brand will return, will be presented in March 2019 at the Geneva Motor Show. A new electric car will be.

The Ringbrothers Seaker SUV returns viewers back in time.

American atelier Ringbrothers carefully approached the restoration of the look of an old SUV. Of course, we have a restaurant, and inside you can find a lot of modern parts and assemblies.

In 2024, diesel cars disappear from the streets of Paris

The plan provides for the issuance of special signs to car owners with the date of their ban. From July next year, cars with the sign “Crit’air 5” will be banned, from 2021 – “Crit’air 4”, from 2022 – “Crit’air 3”. After 6 years, it is planned to ban all diesel cars from driving through the streets of Paris.

Kaliningrad Avtotor launched production of new Ford trucks

The main distinctive feature of the new models is the more powerful and economical engine Ecotorq Euro-5. The cars are equipped with 9-speed gearboxes, have two wheelbase lengths and two cab variants: a day one and a high double one.

Restomod Dodge Super Charger first received a 1000-strong motor Hellephant

The Mopar division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) presented a Dodge Super Charger restomod on the SEMA show, equipped with the new Hellephant box engine. 7.0-liter unit with a fully aluminum block and a driven supercharger produces 1014 horsepower and 1288 Nm of torque

Audi recalls another 664 cars in Russia due to possible fire

618 Audi A4 and A5 cars with TFSI engines of 1.2 and 1.4 liters, which were sold in 2017 and 2018, are subject to recall. These cars may have been unevenly tightened screws fastening the fuel rail. Due to vibrations and shaking while driving, fasteners may loosen

Russian cars Aurus bought up two years ahead

Applications for the purchase of cars of Russian executive class cars Aurus cover the manufacturer’s capabilities for two years in advance, said Sollers CEO Vadim Shvetsov at the VestiFinance forum.

Atelier Hennessey has returned a Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck to a V8 engine

In the tuning studio Hennessey reported that they intend to collect a hundred copies of this pickup with an improved eight-cylinder engine with a working volume of five liters, inherited from the Mustang, and gave him the name VelociRaptor V8.

Honda turned the pickup Ridgeline into an extreme buggy

The SUV was shown during the SEMA exhibition. The basis of the buggy was laid chassis with a modified suspension from a Honda Ridgeline pickup. Partly migrated to the concept and the interior of the serial car.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S is the fastest four-seater Nürburgring.

The four-seater stunning hatch Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic + set another record. This car was the fastest four-seater version on the Nurburgring. Car slipped “Northern loop” for 7 minutes. 25.41 seconds

Crossover Kia Telluride prepared for extreme off-road

For the SUV created four versions created for extreme off-road, which differ in body color and a list of additional equipment. In this case, all modifications equipped with a six-cylinder engine and of course all-wheel drive system.


At the exhibition “Treasures of museums of Russia” will show paintings from the regions

The exhibition “Treasures of Museums of Russia” will show the work of artists from the collections of 50 regional museums in the country, said Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky at a press conference at the Russia Today Institute.

In Moscow, will restore the Green Theater VDNH

Glavgosexpertiza issued a positive opinion on the restoration of the Green Theater VDNKh, which has the status of an object of cultural heritage of federal significance. The building will be replaced by rotten wooden roof structures, and the balustrades of the stairs and the floor will be restored.

The opening ceremony of the Year of Theater in Russia will be held in Yaroslavl

The next, 2019th year, in our country has been declared the year of the theater; decree about this, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed back in April. It is noteworthy that the first of all the events scheduled for this year will be the grand opening, which will be held in the homeland of the Russian theater – in Yaroslavl.

Vitaly Volovich Museum will be created in Yekaterinburg in 2019

The museum of the national artist of Russia Vitaly Volovich will be created in Yekaterinburg, it is planned to open in August 2019. TASS on Wednesday said the Minister of Culture of the Sverdlovsk region Svetlana Uchaikina. The Ural schedule died in Yekaterinburg on August 20 at the 91st year of life.

Exhibition of pumpkin sculptures held in “Pharmaceutical garden”

In the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University “Aptekarsky Garden” on October 31, when Halloween is celebrated in many countries, an exhibition of pumpkin sculptures depicting gods and ancient heroes will be held. Visitors will also receive workshops on painting and decoration of pumpkins and an evening stroll through the garden.

Kaluga hosts international paramusic festival

According to TASS, inclusive dance studios from Moscow, Abakan and Kostroma compete for first in place in dance nominations. Participants come from Kostroma, Pyatigorsk and Kaluga in academic, pop-jazz and gesture singing, as well as artistic expression. Most of the contestants in the musical categories – singing and playing musical instruments. The smallest participant is only five years old, the oldest is 30. The festival is held in Kaluga for the third time. Prior to that, he was accepted by Moscow and Yaroslavl.

A plaque to A. Goncharov will be installed on a house in the center of Moscow

A memorial plaque in memory of the People’s Artist of the USSR Andrei Goncharov will be installed on the house in which the director lived. The grand opening will take place on October 31 in the framework of the program dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrei Goncharov.

Sotheby’s opens exhibition in Moscow on the eve of bidding in London

Sotheby’s opens the exhibition in Moscow on the eve of the November and December trading in London. It will show 15 works of Russian art, including paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky and Nikolai Feshin.

The exhibition also exhibits a picture of the Georgian primitivist Niko Pirosmani. It will become one of the central lots of future trades.

Mariinsky Theater – a participant in the festival of ballet art in New York

The George Balanchine Festival of Ballet Art begins in New York. The review will be held on the stage of the “City Center” for 5 days. Eight outstanding ballet companies of the world, including the Mariinsky Theater, will demonstrate their art.

Exhibition to the 200th anniversary of Ivan Turgenev opened in the House-Museum of Ostroukhov

The exhibition “Arabesques. Pages of Life of Ivan Turgenev,” dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the writer’s birth, solemnly opened in the House – Ostroukhov Museum in Moscow. It is built according to an unusual principle and represents “original stories” from the life of Turgenev, Dmitry Bak, director of the State Museum of History of Russian Literature named after V. I. Dahl, said at the opening ceremony.

Stolen during the war years, the tray of Nicholas II returned to Tsarskoye Selo

The tray with the monogram of Emperor Nicholas II returned to Tsarskoye Selo. According to TASS, the Moscow collector, who bought it at an antiques market, donated a dish of the early 20th century.


Massive Attack go on tour in honor of two anniversaries

Massive Attack is preparing to celebrate two anniversaries – their own 30th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the album “Mezzanine”. The disc will be reissued on all possible carriers, including such exotic, as the DNA of the album, placed in a spray paint can.

In honor of the first event, the trip-hop group will go on tour in Europe and the USA. Tours start January 28, 2019 in Glasgow. In the Old World Massive Attack will also visit Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal and Ireland. The guest of the European tour will be the soloist of Cocteau Twins Liz Fraser, who participated in the recording of the songs “Teardrop”, “Black Milk” and “Group Four” on the album “Mezzanine”. Dates in the US have not yet been announced, but the musicians have announced that they are going to give concerts in Washington, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles and other cities.

Suzanne and Malbek shot a joint video for the song “Excites me”

The artists admitted that they initially shot a video for another track from the recently released album Reptiland. However, at the last moment, the authors decided that the song “Excites me” will be able to more accurately convey the necessary “emotions and vibrations.”

Lana Del Rey sang a new song at the Apple presentation.

Lana Del Rey spoke at the presentation of Apple, which was held in New York on October 30, 2018. The artist sang the new song “How to Disappear” from her upcoming album “Norman Fucking Rockwell” with piano.

Basta sang “Sansaru” with his 6-year old fan

At a concert in Minsk, which took place on October 27, the rapper sang the song “Sansara” with his six-year-old fan Ivan. The song made the whole hall sing along with the newly created artist.

Kaluga hosts the World Paramusic Festival for the third time

Our reference: Thanks to the support of local authorities, the paramusic festival is held in Kaluga for the third time. Prior to that, he was accepted by Moscow and Yaroslavl. Since the organization in 2009, more than 50 Russian regions have participated in the festival.

Grammy Prize winner from the USA will perform in Russia

At the closing of the Silver Lira festival in St. Petersburg will perform the jazz string quartet “Turtle Island”, which twice received the award “Grammy”. The concert will be held in tandem with the People’s Artist of Russia David Goloshchekin, reports TASS.

The authors of the music for the “Vikings” Wardruna performed in Moscow

The Norwegian band Wardruna, known for the soundtrack to the popular TV series “Vikings”, will perform in St. Petersburg, and previously a concert in the Russian capital was held in triumph

Alexander Vasiliev has a collection of poems!

“Any line is a scar on the face, a trace of the shrapnel Sown in the head, it will not allow anyone to grow old”

A large collection of poems by Alexander Vasilyev unites everything that was created in the quarter of a century of existence of an iconic rock band. The poems are arranged in chronological order from “Dusty Were” 1994 to the “Counter Strip” of this year. You will see for yourself the difference between the piercing lyrics of the “Splin” of the 90s and the asceticism of the poems created for the latest albums. There is no way out: times change, people, cities, and we are with you. But the texts of “Splin” still excite and scramble so that the earth leaves from under the feet.

All his life “Spleen” spent next to us. The 90s, when the sunrises were unbearably beautiful, and no one thought about the sunsets; 2000s, when the head was spinning from the first victories and splitting from the bitterness of defeats; 2010, when we began to forget that songs can be sung, and not listen.

In 2019, the Splin group will knock 25, and Alexander Vasiliev – 50.

The release of the album of the rock band TattooIN “A Small Fragment of the Universe”

On October 31, the release of the second studio album of the Moscow rock band TattooIN “A Small Fragment of the Universe” took place.

There were significantly more tracks to the album, but only 12 tracks were included in the final compilation. The musicians once again collaborated with the poetess Tanya Ivanova, who appeared on the first TattooIN release. Also above the texts are Konstantin Arsenev and Ivan Bochkov.

Prosecutor General asked to temporarily ban rap concerts in Russia

The deputy of the legislative assembly of the Leningrad Region, Vladimir Petrov, turned to the Prosecutor General of Russia, Yuri Chaika, with a request to temporarily stop allowing rappers to perform in Russia. Reports about it RIA Novosti with reference to the letter of the deputy

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