13 Dec, 2018

Arrest for “clear disrespect” to the state

The senators suggested punishing the publication on the Internet of materials expressing “obvious disrespect for society, the state, official state symbols, the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the bodies exercising state power” in Russia.

The document, published on the website of the lower house of parliament, was prepared by Andrei Klishas, ​​head of the Federation Council’s committee on legislation, Lyudmila Bokova, and State Duma Deputy Dmitry Vyatkin.

For the distribution of such materials, the authors of the document offer to punish with a fine from 1 thousand to 5 thousand rubles or by administrative arrest for up to 15 days. Corresponding amendments are made to the article “Petty hooliganism” of the Administrative Code of the RF.

Briefly about the main thing …

SOCIETY

42% of respondents never read the Constitution of Russia

More than half of Russians (58%) read the Basic Law of the country, about 42% of respondents said that they had never read the Constitution, and another 26% of respondents admitted that although they had read, they did not remember anything, it follows from the results of the Levada-Center poll . The majority of Russians (76%) are confident that the authorities comply with the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

About possible change of the Constitution

“I don’t know anything about it. I have never heard of it,” said Peskov, answering the question if he knew about Putin’s and Medvedev’s discussion of the possibility of changing the Constitution.

Earlier, Medvedev wrote in his article “25 years of the Constitution: the balance between freedom and responsibility” in the journal “Law” that amendments to the Constitution can be aimed at updating the status of government bodies, but should not reduce the level of personal protection.

The State Duma has extended the deadline for paying traffic police fines at a discount

The State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a bill allowing drivers to extend the 20-day deadline for payment of road fines with a 50 percent discount if the notice of the fine arrived at the post office later than the deadline.

Roskomnadzor threatened to change the law in order to block Google

Russian legislation may be changed to more stringent sanctions measures against foreign Internet companies that do not comply with the laws of the Russian Federation, in particular, blocking the US corporation Google. The deputy head of Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin told the TASS correspondent

“If the penalties do not have an effect on the behavior of a foreign company, then there is a possibility that the legislation may be changed, which will allow Google to block in Russia,” said Subbotin

The State Duma adopted a law on recreational fishing

The State Duma adopted in the third, final, reading the law on recreational fishing, initiated by the government of the Russian Federation. According to the law, recreational fishing is carried out by citizens of the Russian Federation freely and free of charge on public water bodies, with the exception of cases provided by law.

Restrictions for recreational fishing are spelled out by law for territories allocated by the state for marketable aquaculture, as well as for specially protected natural areas and national parks.

According to the law, in places of mass recreation limited underwater hunting for security reasons. It is also prohibited to fish using explosives and chemicals, as well as using electric current.

Residents of St. Petersburg will have access to the city video surveillance system.

The Committee for Informatization and Communication launched the Safe Petersburg mobile app. The application is part of the “Safe City” hardware-software complex, which combines various information systems and infrastructure solutions that ensure the safety of Petersburgers. This is stated in the press service of the department.

The hieroglyph “disaster” declared in Japan as a symbol of 2018

The hieroglyph “wazawai”, meaning “disaster”, “misfortune”, “misfortune”, was declared a symbol of the outgoing 2018 in Japan. For this decision, the majority of residents of the country who took part in the annual nationwide poll voted.

The State Duma adopted a bill to strengthen fire prevention measures

The draft law, tightening control over fire safety, the State Duma adopted in the first reading, a REGNUM correspondent reported December 12. Norms are introduced after the tragedy in the shopping center “Winter Cherry” in Kemerovo.

Named the cleanest regions of Russia

The public organization Green Patrol presented the Ecological Rating of the Subjects of Russia in the Autumn of 2018. As follows from the document, the Tambov region has become the cleanest Russian region. The second place was occupied by the Altai Territory, and the third – the Republic of Altai.

Chemotherapy is on the list of essential drugs.

Expensive drugs for chemotherapy included in the list of essential and essential drugs (VED). It is reported by TASS with reference to the Assistant Minister of Health of Russia Vitaly Vlek.

In Perm, schoolchildren were allowed to dye their hair and get pierced

The Perm Department of Education ordered the schools of the city to amend the requirements for students’ appearance by February 1, 2019, eliminating the ban on hair dyeing, manicure, bright make-up and piercing, the city administration’s press service told RIA Novosti.

A priest in Moscow beat a child during baptism

The yagemateri page on Instagram published a video of the baptism of the child that frightened Internet users. The record shows how the priest several times with force dips the child’s head into the water while he screams and cries

The police were forbidden to go to concerts of rappers, rockers and punks

The police were forbidden to go to concerts of rappers, rockers and punks, because the artists oppose the authorities and call for anarchy. It is reported by Ura.ru, citing sources in law enforcement agencies of one of the regions of the Ural Federal District. It clarifies that the relevant order, signed by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, has already been received by most departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

According to nsn.fm, they promised to punish for violating the new rules, up to and including dismissal. It does not specify how the list of performers will be determined, whose concerts are forbidden to visit by the police, and how the police are going to control

According to nsn.fm, earlier the lawyer of the International Human Rights Group “Agora” Pavel Chikov told about the existence of a “black list” of musicians in Russia. According to him, he was compiled in the central apparatus of the FSB. The human rights activist also reported on the existence of instructions on the non-admission of performances of these artists in Russian regions. About this Chikov wrote in his channel on Twitter after the cancellation of the concerts of Eljay, Husky, ICЗPEAK and others.

Putin urged to find out the reasons for the cancellation of rap concerts

Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, instructed to find out the reasons for canceling rap concerts. Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova said that she also sent a request to the Moscow prosecutor’s office after reports of a ban on speeches.

Yesterday at the meeting of the president with the HRC, this issue was again raised. It turns out that this is not a single situation, but a system one. For the president this was also a new question, he said that it was necessary to find out the reasons. – Tatiana Moskalkova, Russian politician

In the Moscow metro can increase the penalty for drinking coffee

In Moscow City Council may consider increasing the fine for a trip with coffee in the subway. About this member of the commission of the Moscow Parliament on security Yevgeny Gerasimov.

“I think at the meeting of the security commission I will make an official consideration of the question of increasing the fine for traveling with open drinks and bring this issue up for consideration by the Duma. The amount of the fine must be discussed. – he said, reports the Agency “Moscow”.

Currently, travel to the metro with open drinks entails a warning or the imposition of an administrative fine on citizens in the amount of 100 rubles. This is spelled out in Article 10.9 “Violation of the Rules for Using the Metro and MMTS” of the Moscow City Code.

More than 900 civil servants fired since the beginning of the year due to loss of confidence

More than 900 officials were dismissed from the civil service due to the loss of confidence that comes after gross corruption violations, said Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika on Wednesday.

An official of the Federal Service for Supervision of Transport was fired after a prosecutor’s inspection revealed that his wife had acquired 66 cars, while family incomes could not ensure the completion of these transactions. – Yuri Chaika, Russian lawyer

Ministry of Labor proposed to index the size of benefits from 2019

The Ministry of Labor introduced a bill that provides for the indexation of social payments through the department by 3.4%. Increase payments is planned from February 1, 2019. The document posted on the portal of bills, says about setting the indexation rate for payments in the amount of 1.034.

In Gus-Crystal damaged Solzhenitsyn’s armored plaque

“There was such an incident. A statement to the police arrived yesterday. Currently, police officers are holding events to identify the person who may have been involved in the commission of this crime, ”the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Vladimir region told RBC in response to a question about board damage.

Putin spoke about the changes in the provision of material assistance to veterans

Russian President Vladmir Putin said that the Russian authorities want to provide annual material assistance to veterans of the Great Patriotic War, and not just for anniversaries.

State Duma agreed to isolate terrorists from other prisoners

The deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved in the first reading a package of amendments providing isolated detention in prisons of those who were convicted of crimes of a terrorist and extremist nature.

The projects propose to adjust the norms of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Executive Code on serving the sentence of persons convicted of crimes of a terrorist nature. – Pavel Krasheninnikov, Russian lawyer

 “The state owes you nothing” went to work and conducts the reception of citizens

The temporarily dismissed head of the Sverdlovsk Department of Youth Policy, Olga Glatskyh, today went to work. At 13:00 she began receiving citizens. At the reception, while representatives of the local media were seen only.

ECONOMY

Sberbank gave a forecast for the ruble exchange rate

The average dollar exchange rate in 2019 and 2020 will be equal to 65-70 rubles, according to analysts of Sberbank. Excerpts from the presentation of the bank leads RIA Novosti. Sberbank’s previous forecast, made in August, provided for the average dollar rate in 2019 at 66.5 rubles, in 2020 – 67 rubles.

Capital outflow from Russia increased more than threefold in 2018

Net capital outflow from Russia by the private sector in January-November 2018, according to preliminary data, amounted to $ 58.5 billion. The data is reported on December 11 by the press service of the Bank of Russia. For the same period of 2017, capital outflows amounted to $ 17.7 billion.

Sobyanin: Moscow’s revenues from tourism reached 112 billion rubles. in year

In Moscow in recent years, built more than 50 hotels. About 30 more are being built and designed now. They are planning to open them in the next two to three years.

A farm will be built on the site of a tobacco factory in Moscow

The re-profiling of the parking lot has become part of the project proposed by the investor to create the first city farm in the metropolitan metropolis on the territory of the former tobacco plant “Liggett-Dukat”. It is assumed that the cultivated area will be 52.5 thousand “squares”.

The cost of European gas for Ukraine beats records

In November, the average price for thousands of cubic meters of natural gas imports for Ukraine was $ 339, UNIAN reports with reference to the State Fiscal Service. At the same time, a month before, gas from abroad cost Ukraine about $ 323 per thousand cubic meters.

Oreshkin announced a non-public search for investors for privatization

The government did not refuse privatization, it conducts a non-public search for investors and is ready to consider selling assets if they are in demand, Maxim Oreshkin said, RBC reports.

If there is a substantive interest in Russian assets that are now on the balance sheet of the state, then this issue will be considered from the point of view of strategic partnership. – Maxim Oreshkin, Russian politician

Shares of MegaFon grew by 5% on the news about the offer to minority shareholders

The shares of MegaFon at the Moscow Stock Exchange grew by 5% against the background of the message about the direction of Megafon Finance for consideration by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation of the offer to minority shareholders on the repurchase of the shares of the parent company. According to the data of trades, as of 11:37 Moscow time, the shares rose by 4.8% to 615 rubles per share.

Russian authorities will tighten control over online payments

The draft law on the regulation of the work of foreign e-wallets and payment systems in Russia, submitted to the State Duma on December 7, will introduce additional control over payment aggregates. For the first time in Russian legislation, it is planned to introduce the concept of a payment aggregator – a specialized company that provides a variety of online payments for online stores.

Sberbank will connect new banks to the transfer service by phone number

Sberbank plans to expand the list of partners in the service of p2p-transfers (peer-to-peer, between individuals) by phone number, said deputy chairman of the bank Svetlana Kirsanova on the 2018 Analyst Day.

In Russia, online retail for the year grew by a third

In 2018, in Russia, the market for rapidly turning goods or goods with a high purchase frequency (FMCG) on the Internet grew by 32.2% compared with 2017. The frequency of online purchases has increased over the year by 21%. Such data presented research holding “Romir”.

Mikhelson announced the pressure of the West on Norway because of Russian gas

NOVATEK asked to speed up the construction and commissioning of a terminal for transshipment of Russian gas in Murmansk, since the transshipment of liquefied gas from the existing Yamal LNG plant in Norway caused pressure on this country from Western partners

Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to extend the experiment on labeling cigarettes

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia proposes to extend the experiment on cigarette labeling until the end of February 2019, that is, before the start of mandatory labeling, said Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Moscow mayor’s office agreed to a lower property tax rate

The Moscow Mayor’s Office agreed to a lower property tax rate. The Moscow Mayor’s Office agreed to a slight increase in the property tax rate requested by the business community. Next year it will be 1.6%, an increase to 2% will be smooth, at 0.1 pp per year.

Naftogaz is counting on Texas justice

On December 6, Naftogaz of Ukraine filed lawsuits in the courts of the North and South districts of Texas against the American division of Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM & T USA, part of the Gazprom group) and the consulting company DeGolyer & MacNaughton (leading auditor of oil and gas reserves).

Tesla decided to recover from a former employee $ 167 million

Tesla wants to recover from a former employee – technologist Martin Tripp – $ 167 million, according to CNBC with reference to legal documents. The lawsuit was filed in June, but the amount of claims became known only now.

Nord Stream 2 off the coast of Finland

It became known that the laying of the Nord Stream-2 pipes in the waters of Finland will begin soon. This was reported on the official website of Nord Stream 2 AG ….

Industrial production in the eurozone in October grew stronger than expected

The volume of industrial production in the euro area in October increased by 0.2% compared with the previous month, showed the statistics of the European Union (Eurostat). The growth of industrial production in annual terms amounted to 1.2%.

For ten months, the income of banks in Kazakhstan increased by 2.4%

In the first ten months of 2018, the revenues of the banks of Kazakhstan amounted to 27.7 trillion tenge ($ 74.8 billion), which is 2.4% more than in the same period of 2017. On December 12, the analytical portal Finprom reports, citing data from the National Bank of the Republic.

In 2018, Russian banks will receive a record profit in 7 years

As stated in the review of the NAFI analytical center (available at Gazety.Ru), by the end of the year we can expect an intensive growth of the banking sector – the amount of assets is expected to reach 82.7 trillion rubles.

At the end of 2018, the aggregate net profit of Russian banks will exceed 1 trillion rubles – this will be the maximum mark in the last seven years, ”the report says.

The latest data on the Central Bank website shows that the net profit of the banking sector in the first nine months of 2018 amounted to 798.13 billion rubles. This is almost two times more than the same indicator for 9 months of 2017 (then it was 411 billion rubles).

The economy will not help even $ 100 a barrel.

Even if the cost of oil reaches $ 100 per barrel, and the ruble is relatively cheap (65 rubles per dollar), the Russian economy will grow only by 2.1% in 2019. This is stated in the report of the American Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch, reports RBC

In Udmurtia, for ten months, loans of almost 206 billion rubles have been issued

During the ten months of 2018, banks issued loans to Udmurtia (the public, enterprises and organizations) loans totaling 205.8 billion rubles.

Compared to January – October 2017, the volume of loans issued to legal entities grew by 28.7% and exceeded 108 billion rubles, to individuals – by 39% to 97.7 billion rubles. For the same period last year, legal entities were granted loans of 84 billion rubles, citizens – 70.3 billion rubles.

Chinese CNPC leaves gas project in Iran under US pressure

The Chinese oil and gas company CNPC has suspended participation in the Iranian gas project South Pars-11 under pressure from the United States against the background of trade negotiations between the countries, reports Reuters with reference to Chinese officials.

Next year, the EDB intends to sell part of the loan portfolio in rubles

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) plans to sell part of its loan portfolio in 2019, chairman of the bank’s board Andrei Belyaninov told reporters. According to him, the bank will begin sales with ruble loans.

“We have now come to the conclusion that in 2019 we will sell our ruble portfolio in pieces, because we have completed the task, the projects have already been launched. We will put certain lots on the market, understanding that banks will buy them and we will receive money and finance new projects, “said A. Belyaninov.

Deductions “Naftogaz” accounted for 18% of all revenues to the budget of Ukraine

For 11 months of 2018, the Naftogaz Ukraine group of companies paid into the state budget $ 4.373 billion in taxes and dividends, which is $ 501 million more than the cumulative figure for the whole 2017. It is reported by the press service of the national joint-stock company “Naftogaz.”

“For 11 months of 2018, the Naftogaz group paid UAH 121.2 billion in taxes and dividends to the state budget, which is UAH 13.9 billion more than the cumulative figure for the whole of 2017. In January-November 2018, revenues from the group amounted to about 18% of total state budget revenues. The Naftogaz group remains the largest taxpayer in Ukraine, ”the report says.

Bank of Russia called the rate of project financing for developers

The average rate on loans for developers in the transition to project financing will be 7-9%. This statement was made by the Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Olga Polyakova, reports Interfax-Real Estate.

Gazprom plans to enter Iraqi market

Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Khaidar Mansur Hadi commented on the meeting with representatives of Gazprom Energoholding. The meeting discussed the possible work of the concern in the electricity market in Iraq.

“I met with the delegation of Gazprom Energoholding, which told in detail about the company’s activities and the desire to enter the electricity market in Iraq,” the Iraqi official told Twitter.

The Iraqi ambassador expressed the full support of the Russian company from the embassy and stressed the significance of this decision for the Iraqi side.

Nazarbayev launched the construction of the gas pipeline “Saryarka”

Within the framework of the nationwide bridge “The Second Five-Year Plan of Industrialization. Made in Kazakhstan “President of the Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev launched the construction of the Saryarka gas pipeline, the agency” Kazinform “reports on December 11

At the initial stage of construction, the length of the highway will be 1061 km. The pipeline will have a capacity of 2.2 billion cubic meters of gas. The project will provide gas to 2.7 million people.

The Saryarka gas pipeline should supply gas to the central and northern regions of Kazakhstan. It will take the route Kyzyl-Orda – Dzhezkazgan – Karaganda – Temirtau – Astana – Kokchetav – Petropavlovsk

The cost of the cheapest one-bedroom apartment in Moscow

According to analysts, in total, more than 14 thousand apartments are being sold in Moscow’s new comfort-class buildings, of which 5.5 thousand are two-room apartments. The average “dvushka” is 9.9 million rubles, a year ago, this figure was 9.6 million rubles.

The cheapest two-room lot is presented in the residential complex “Ash”, Orekhovo-Borisovo Yuzhnoye district. The area of ​​the apartment is 39.6 square meters. Each “square” will cost the buyer 149 thousand rubles.

TRANSPORT

Traffic was suggested to be regulated with the help of cameras of fixing violations

Record road jams can camera photo and video recordings, to regulate the movement with the help of traffic lights. Representatives of the transport cabinet of our country said that it was previously proposed to collect data from city roads to identify the most difficult places with the help of copters.

In Krasnodar, more expensive travel in public transport

As reported by Yugopolis, in the spring of 2018 the prices for public transport in Krasnodar have already been raised – from 23 to 26 rubles. In total, over the last five years, travel in Krasnodar public transport has risen by more than 2.5 times.

Gazprom will pay for road repairs in the Leningrad region next year

The authorities of the Leningrad Region have signed an agreement with Gazprom Invest LLC for the maintenance and repair of roads involved in the construction of gas pipelines, the regional administration’s press service told 78.ru. Compensation from Gazprom will be more than 1 billion rubles.

The most, the most expensive in the Stavropol region is repaired

The section of the road that leads to the village of Dvortsovskoe, Kochubeevsky district, was repaired for 13.5 million rubles. According to the ONF, the route was recognized as the most “killed” in the Stavropol region: in 2017, it took the first place in the anti-rating of the “ONF Road Inspection / Dead Road Map” project.

At the airport of Ulan-Ude, operation of the new runway began

As it became known, on Wednesday, December 12, the technical operation of the new artificial runway began at the Baikal airport. At night, experts closed the old band and switched light equipment. In the morning, the first aircraft took off from the new runway.

Thousands of violations of road safety standards in schools in Russia

The action “Road to School”, which was held as part of the United Russia party’s “Safe Roads” project, revealed about a thousand violations in 35 regions of the Russian Federation, while in six regions they have already corrected plans to repair the roads, the press service of United Russia reports.

“During the action, about 1000 violations were revealed in 35 regions of the country,” said the coordinator of the party project, deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Transport and Construction, Sergei Bidonko, quoted by the press office.

From the beginning of the year, more than 800 thousand cars have traveled along sections of the M-11 toll road

In the first 11 months of 2018, 804.5 thousand vehicles traveled through the open sections of the M-11 Moscow-St. Petersburg highway. So many trips through the toll stations were recorded, reported on Wednesday, December 12, in the press service of Avtodor Group

In Russia, there will be benefits for owners of cars on gas

From January 1 in the Kostroma region benefits will begin to operate for owners of vehicles that use gas as fuel. With the legislative initiative to the regional Duma to reduce the rates of transport tax came the administration of the region. Deputies supported the proposal of the authorities unanimously. Similar indulgences for motorists who have switched to environmentally friendly fuel are beginning to act in other regions.

Housing and public utilities organizations, road maintenance companies, road builders, and carriers using natural gas vehicles will not pay transport tax from January and the next six years. Medical institutions and fire service institutions until 2024 will transfer in the form of taxes only 50% of the prescribed amount. Introduced relief measures should encourage people to switch to environmentally friendly fuels, which also allow them to reduce the costs of companies and the budget.

Boeing introduced a new business jet for long-haul flights

Boeing at the International Business Aviation Exhibition of the Middle East presented two new business jets of the BBJ-777X range.

Aircraft BBJ-777-8 without refueling can fly 21,570 km, BBJ-777-9 – 20,370 km. The cabin of business jets is spacious (three times larger than that of competitors) – 302.5 sq. M. m and 342.7 square meters. m, respectively, noted in the message. The interiors of the aircraft can be changed in accordance with the tastes of VIP-clients, clarified in the company

POLITICS

The Kremlin responded to the words of Poroshenko about the war with Russia

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, commented on the words of the head of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who described the incident in the Kerch Strait as a “war”. Reports about it RIA “News”. According to the press secretary, the Kremlin does not agree with the interpretation of Poroshenko.

We do not agree with this interpretation of the position. This is a provocation from the Ukrainian side and a gross violation of the state border of the Russian Federation, with all the ensuing consequences for violators and the offending party. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Trump called to protect Europe from Russian gas

The lower house of the US Congress passed a bipartisan resolution, in which the congressmen called on European governments to abandon the Nord Stream II project, and the US president Donald Trump to impose sanctions against him, reports Bloomberg. The resolution has no legal force, but shows the attitude of congressmen to the project.

Kremlin commented on US resolution against Nord Stream-2

The Kremlin considers the resolution of the US House of Representatives against Nord Stream II an attempt to prevent the implementation of a purely commercial project. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, the RBC correspondent reports.

It is about trying to prevent the implementation of a purely commercial project. The project has a number of competitive advantages, but its implementation is trying to prevent, using all permissible and unacceptable methods. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Lugansk authorities handed over 42 prisoners to Kiev

Representatives of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) handed over to the Ukrainian side for the further serving of the sentence 42 prisoners. This was reported on Facebook by the Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova. The transfer of prisoners took place in the city of Happiness.

Ukraine has set up a commission to prepare a claim to Russia

The Ukrainian Cabinet has created a commission for the preparation of a consolidated claim to Russia “for aggression against Ukraine.” It is reported by the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

In the US, called to rid the economy of Ukraine from the “influence” of Russia

Employees of the Analytical Center in the Council on Foreign Relations of the United States developed the American politicians on the economy of Ukraine

“The pace of reforms being carried out by Ukraine can be accelerated if we increase diplomatic pressure and provide it with technical assistance along with targeted financial incentives and anti-incentives. The administration of Donald Trump, who has not yet defined a clear strategy for Ukraine, should make the reform of the energy sector a central theme in relations with this country, ”the document, which RT familiarized with, reported.

It is noted that Moscow uses Kiev’s dependence on Russian gas for political purposes.

The United States suspected Chinese authorities in a cyber attack on the Marriott

Chinese hackers are behind a cyber attack, which led to the leakage of personal data of 500 million people who stayed in hotels of Marriott International Inc group around the world, writes The New York Times.

Canada is “concerned” with the detention of its former diplomat in China

Later, the fact of the detention of the ex-diplomat was confirmed by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. In 2014-2016, Michael Kovrig served as vice-consul at the Canadian embassy in China, then was consul at the Canadian consulate in Hong Kong

ARMY and WEAPONS

Erdogan announced the start of the Turkish military operation in Syria

In a few days, Turkey will begin an operation in Syria. This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the agency “Anadolu” reports.

Yandex.Maps revealed secret objects in Turkey and Israel

The Yandex.Maps service accidentally revealed the exact location of 300 military facilities in Turkey and Israel, as well as two NATO military bases. An employee of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Matt Korda, discovered that the mapping service buzzed up some areas in these states.

Russian Air Force and Venezuelan Air Force made preparations for joint flights

Crews of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Venezuelan Air Force prepared for joint flights at the airfield of Maiquetia of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

Putin conferred the rank of admiral to the commander of the Baltic Fleet.

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree conferring the rank of admiral to the commander of the Baltic Fleet Alexander Nosatov. The corresponding document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Submarines of the Pacific Fleet of Project 949A will receive Caliber missiles

The Russian Defense Ministry plans to equip nuclear submarines of Project 949A of the Pacific Fleet with Caliber cruise missiles. According to the commander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Sergei Avakyants, at the moment, the project 949A nuclear missile cruisers are being upgraded for high-precision weapons.

Representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and Israel will discuss the situation in Syria

Representatives of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia and Israel on December 12 will hold a meeting in Moscow, during which they will discuss security in the Middle East, as well as the situation in Syria.

In the Baltic Fleet will form the first research and production division

Until the end of the year, the first research and production division will appear on the basis of the formation of the Baltic Fleet ships under construction and repair. The press service of the Baltic Fleet reports on this. Already made the selection of more than twenty candidates, of which will begin the formation of a research and production company

Russia can start a ground operation at any time.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko does not rule out that Russia may launch a ground operation against Ukraine at any time. He stated this in an interview with the American television channel Fox News.

“We need to improve military and technical cooperation, including the supply of lethal weapons, which will help protect our country from a possible ground operation, which, we do not rule out, Russia can start at any time,” he said.

In the Bryansk region will create a military-patriotic complex

In the Bryansk region on the basis of one of the military units will create a military-patriotic complex. It is planned to hold cultural and leisure and military-patriotic events, as well as sports competitions. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES

“Russia 24” issued for a robot Boris dressed in a costume dancer

The TV channel “Russia 24” showed the story of the forum “PROJECT”, which is held in Yaroslavl. The story tells about “the most modern robot” Boris, who spoke about his skills and tried to dance under the track Skibidi of the group Little Big. As it turned out, it was a man dressed in a suit. The report was removed from YouTube and a new version called “The most modern robot Boris with a Russian man inside” was uploaded. At the same time, at the forum itself, during Boris’s speech, no one declared that a real robot was on the scene.

Dracula’s Ant is named the fastest creature on the planet

Dracula’s Ant is recognized as the fastest creature on the planet. According to experts, representatives of the Mystrium camillae species can gain speed up to 90 meters per second for a short time.

Created forever flowing drops of primordial matter

Scientists have created ever flowing drops of primordial matter. According to experts at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the USA, they had to use a heavy ion collider modulating a quartz-gluon plasma for the experiment.

Physicists explain fireworks in a Bose condensate using density waves

Using theoretical calculations and numerical simulation, scientists have shown that in the early stages of evolution, density waves appear in a Bose condensate, which then cause the condensate to emit directed particle beams

Robot skate learned to move on the ice

The Velox robot, developed by Pliant Energy Systems, was introduced last year. Earlier, developers noted that Velox can swim under water, as well as move on snow and hard surfaces, and now they reported that they taught the robot to slide on ice, reports New Atlas.

Neuroscientists have learned how the brain makes difficult decisions

Australian scientists have found that the formation of preferences for certain objects when choosing from several similar options is already formed in the decision-making process, and not only after a choice. To do this, they conducted experiments using fMRI and Aytreker, during which participants had to evaluate the food, and then choose between several options that were equivalent for them. Article published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Food from one plate helped people quickly agree

American scientists have found that eating together from a common dish enhances cooperation among people. To do this, they conducted two experiments, during which strangers had to come to an agreement during the meal: the snacks were either common or separate for each. It turned out that food from a common plate makes people (and even strangers) come to an agreement faster. The article is being prepared for publication in the journal Psychological Science, and the preprint can be found on the website of the University of Chicago.

Scientists uncover new danger of dust

It turned out that dust collects triclosan in large quantities (a chemical compound that is included in various soaps and antibacterial agents – ed.), And the higher its concentration in samples, the more genetic markers indicating resistance to antibiotics, found scientists.

Russia will help Turkey to create optical atomic clocks

Russian scientists will help Turkish metrologists to create ultra-precise optical atomic clocks. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Scientists from Russia and Turkey signed a special agreement to create ultra-precise watches.

Cellular 3D printing will reduce the weight of cars and rockets

For example, regular cellular structures in engine parts or car or rocket vehicle instruments may carry loads similar to molded parts, while weighing less than half

New useful properties found in coffee

Millions’ favorite drink contains a substance that, when combined with caffeine, can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and the dementia of Levi’s body. Currently, these progressive diseases associated with brain degeneration are incurable.

Engineers invented breakthrough spin storage

An international team of researchers led by engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a new magnetic device for manipulating digital information 20 times more efficient and 10 times more stable than commercial spintronic storage devices.

SPACE

Astronauts could accidentally destroy the trail drill on the “Union”

A source in the rocket and space industry reported that cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopiev, who worked yesterday in open space, could inadvertently destroy the traces of the drill, which allegedly pierced the case of Soyuz MS-09.

Australian authorities intend to create a national space agency

The Australian government is going to create a national space agency, whose headquarters will be located in Adelaide. The initial investment of the state will be more than 40 million dollars

The United States returned to the project of creating a “space gun”

The United States returned to the project of creating a “space gun”. Development began in 1961. Now it will be finalized using modern technologies. If the tests are completed with success, this will allow the shipment of cargo to near space every hour or one and a half. The weight of the delivered goods is not reported.

On Earth, found traces of a deadly cosmic catastrophe

The article was published in the journal Astrobiology. Researchers have shown that in terrestrial rocks, dating back 2.6 million years ago, there is a peak of the iron-60 radioisotope content, the cores of which fall to Earth in the form of cosmic rays.

InSight probe sent the first selfie from Mars

The first selfie from the surface of Mars, taken by the InSight rover, was delivered to Earth. The landing module sent the first shots to the control center of the NASA profile team. The agency posted a frame in public access.

Gazprom Space Systems will cooperate with S7 Space

Gazprom Space Systems will cooperate with S7 Space. Recently, the parties signed an agreement on cooperation. Gazprom Space Systems and S7 Space will work together to create and launch vehicles for civilian use.

Scientists have discovered traces of organic matter on the planet Ceres

Large amounts of organic matter are deposited on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, according to NASA Dawn spacecraft data. It probably contains more carbon than any meteorite found on Earth.

Visually impaired can view the starry sky through the application

A student of the University of Queensland in Australia, Hume Deco, has developed a mobile application with the help of which visually impaired people will be able to observe the position of the stars and the planets of the solar system.

NASA: Water found on asteroid Bennu

The interplanetary station OSIRIS-Rex was able to detect traces of water on the explored asteroid Bennu. This was reported by representatives of the space agency NASA during his speech

“Rosatom” participated in the creation of systems for the Chinese lunar apparatus

State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom has developed one of the systems of the Chinese spacecraft Chang’e-4, launched on December 8 to study the far side of the moon.

In Moscow region appeared lunodrom

A lunodrome appeared on the territory of the Technological University in Korolev – it is, in fact, a part of a real space station only without “entrails”.

GADGETS and INTERNET

Vivo introduced a smartphone with two displays

The main display will receive a 6.39-inch screen with a resolution of 2340×1080. The second screen will be smaller – with a diagonal of 5.5 inches, according to FAN. NEX Dual Display will not be equipped with a retractable camera, unlike its predecessor. The smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 10 gigabytes of RAM. Sales of the device in China start on December 29th. There the gadget will cost about 720 dollars. When the smartphone “gets” to other countries – is still unknown.

Ministry of Communications removes foreign software from the Russian registry

In six months, the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media will begin to exclude products based on developments of foreign origin from the register of domestic software.

In November, at a meeting of the expert council on Russian software at the Ministry of Communications, it was decided to phase out the use of software based on software of foreign origin, “in terms of DBMS, application servers and platforms”, follows from the published protocol

Russia has created a hybrid iPhone XS and Apple Watch 4

Russian brand of luxury smartphones and accessories Caviar presented a collection of designs for the iPhone XS, inspired by the art of watchmaking. On the case of one of the models are Apple Watch 4 watches (see the video below).

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Forbidden City with 10 GB of RAM went on sale

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Forbidden City has a blue tint and gold engraving. On the back of the gadget depicts a mythical creature. This version comes with 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory.

Instagram will help users in the development of the account

Instagram is working on new features to help track account development. Now the toolkit is available only to a narrow circle of people (for example, celebrities and popular bloggers).

Puma Released 1986 Sneakers from 1986

Puma re-released the RS-Computer’s smart sneakers, the shoes were created in 1986. In the new version, data is transmitted via Bluetooth, access to information occurs through the RS-Computer Shoe application.

Prosecutor General’s Office has made a portrait of a Russian hacker

The average cybercriminals in Russia are men aged 30-35 years.

“Contrary to popular belief, this is not a brilliant hacker. As a rule, this is a person who somehow received a program that allows hacking a computer or smartphone,” said Alexander Kurennoy, representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

He also noted that at present, cybercrimes are more technical crimes than intellectual ones.

Huawei will enter the market of TVs with the brand “Window”

Maybe Window is not the most elegant and elegant designation for a series of televisions, but if Huawei takes this market seriously and offers its models at a competitive price, then no one will think about the meaning of the name.

Google has released a new operating system instead of Android

A few hours ago, Google added to the AOSP code of the Android operating system support for a proprietary application development kit for the new OS. Due to this, now all applications created under Fuchsia OS will be able to fully work on new versions of the “green robot”.

Intel showed a working system on the processor Ice Lake

Clearly, this is precisely Ice Lake. In the description of the Sunnycove system it is noted that in archiving in 7-Zip it is capable of providing a performance increase up to 75%. True, what exactly Intel compares its new product is unknown.

Presents a prototype of the first Russian tablet

Russian developers have presented a prototype of the first Russian tablet running the operating system Sailfish Mobile OS. Video of the new gadget published on YouTube-channel “Open Mobile Platform.” The tablet has not yet received the name

OC beta beta released Android 9.0 Pie on Nokia 8 smartphone

More recently, in order to evaluate the ninth version of Android, it was necessary to buy the flagship Nokia 8.1, but because of the large number of complaints among users, the developers decided to expand the list of smartphones suitable for the new OS.

Apple charged with violating competition rules in Egypt

If the company does not correct the situation within two months, the competition protection authority will issue a claim in court. According to the news agency Red Spring, in January 2018, in the case of Apple Corporation, the Paris Prosecutor’s Office was considering the case of the planned obsolescence of Apple gadgets.

New Trojan for Android displays money from its victims’ PayPal accounts.

ESET specialists shared information about the new Trojan for the Android mobile OS. The malware skillfully steals PayPal payment system users. First, the program forces users to log into the account, and then simulates clicks to send funds to the account of criminals.

Google is not going to launch its search engine in China

Google has no plans to launch its search engine in China and intends to report on relevant plans, if possible. This was announced on Tuesday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a hearing in the legal committee of the US House of Representatives.

Facebook has learned to predict user movements.

Facebook has at least three patents that allow it to predict where the user is going to go. For example, last year the company registered the rights to the technology of “offline trajectories”.

For Windows 10 there were Christmas wallpapers

Microsoft has released a new Winter Holiday Glow theme for the Windows 10 operating system, which is already available in the Windows Store. This theme contains only new wallpapers, without additional sounds or something else.

Google will tell where users go

Google added the “For you” tab to the Maps service, with the help of which companies will be able to offer users personalized recommendations on entertainment in the city.

AUTO

Aston Martin showed a 1000-horsepower Valkyrie engine

After several months of rumors and speculations, Aston Martin has officially confirmed that the new Valkyrie hypercar will receive a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 with a staggering return of more than 1,000 horsepower. New 12-cylinder unit created in conjunction with the company Cosworth.

Published photo of the new generation Toyota Supra

It is noted that the model was located in the rear of the van without any camouflage – only under a small layer of fabric. As can be judged by the pictures, the novelty received an aggressive design of the front part, something resembling the concept of the FT-1, presented almost 5 years ago.

Chinese automaker Lifan recalls almost 2 thousand cars.

As follows from the message, the decision was made in connection with possible problems with the battery. Recall subject cars sold from September 2018 to the present.

Lexus SUV with a mileage of 1 million kilometers discovered in Russia

Upon reaching the millionth run, the owner passed the record holder to Trade-in, in exchange for buying a new Lexus LX 570 in Premium equipment for 6.7 million rubles. We note that previously, automobile runs of 1 and 2 million kilometers were recorded mainly in the USA (of the latter, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Tundra).

Dacia models will get a different design from Renault.

On the technical side, cars will not differ from the previous ones, so there is no point in waiting for innovations. Previously, the company’s manufacturers produced models Duster, Logan, Sandero Stepway and Dokker in the market of our country under the Renault brand, differing only in company emblems.

Volkswagen Touareg and Tayron will be hybrid

Volkswagen introduced two hybrid versions in China for the Touareg SUV and the Tayron crossover. Both with PHEV technology, i.e. it is possible to recharge from a household network

Volkswagen admitted to the sale of pre-production cars

A new scandal around the German company will bring the brand another financial loss and a blow to reputation. According to the rules, test samples are disposed of. By the way, according to German journalists, who conducted their own investigation, the implemented prototypes were about 9,000 cars sold from 2010 to 2015

Tesla may submit an electric pickup next year.

If everything goes according to plan (although it is too optimistic to expect Tesla to do this), then after the premiere in 2019 of the prototype, the start of mass production should occur by the end of 2020.

Atelier Bitter will turn the Chevrolet Corvette into a wagon

It is possible that the Germans and technically modify the car, upgrading its suspension and engine. Earlier, the Chevrolet Corvette with a body Shooting Brake showed American tuning studio Callaway. The company sells a special styling package that turns the car into a coupe station wagon

Euro NCAP named the safest cars in 2018

In the category of “Large family car” and “Hybrids and electric cars”, the winner was a new generation Lexus ES sedan.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has become the safest car in the Small Family Car segment.

Eurocap experts have recognized Hyundai Nexo as the safest large crossover

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