18 Apr, 2018

Change of power in Cuba

The head of the press service of the US State Department Heather Nauert voiced at the briefing his country’s position on the change of power in Cuba

“We are watching what is happening in the National Assembly of Cuba, and we see that this is definitely not a democratic transition (power) and this worries us seriously,” she noted.

Recall that the State Council of the Island of Freedom issued a decree according to which on April 18 a meeting of the legislature of the island state – the National Assembly of People’s Power will be held.

In the framework of the planned event, the deputies of a single-member parliament will elect from their ranks the successor of Raul Castro, who will assume the post of chairman of the State Council of Cuba, as well as his first deputy and 29 members of the supreme executive body acting on behalf of the National Assembly ….

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WP found out about Pompeo’s secret meeting with Kim Jong-Eun

The CIA director, nominated by the president for the position of secretary of state, Mike Pompeo held a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-no. The Washington Post writes about this with reference to two sources having direct information about Pompeo’s secret trip to the DPRK during the Easter holidays.

Ministry of Transport of Russia has extended the permission for flights of USA liners

The Russian authorities have extended the permission for flights of US air liners over the territory of the country, the State Department told reporters.

Roscomnadzor threatened with Facebook blocking

Roskomnadzor already in 2018 can block Facebook, if it does not comply with the requirements of the law on the localization of databases in Russia, said the head of the department Alexander Zharov in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia” on Wednesday.

Until the end of 2018, we will inspect the company, and there are several points that must be met: the localization of databases of Russian citizens on the territory of Russia, the removal of all prohibited information – and they are already significantly late in time – and compliance with other laws. – Alexander Zharov, Russian statesman

Armenian opposition announced the creation of a committee of “velvet revolution”

Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan, who heads the protest actions against the ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, announced the creation of a “velvet revolution” committee. According to him, this structure will lead the movement and “bring it to a victorious end.”

Protests, strikes are taking place throughout the country, streets are blocked. A revolutionary situation has been established in Armenia. I here and now announce the beginning of a velvet revolution. – Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian journalist

Trump’s adviser explained the confusion with anti-Russian sanctions

The head of the National Economic Council at the White House, Larry Kudlow, explained the statement of the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley about the introduction of new sanctions against Russia “temporary confusion” and “step ahead.”

Turkish government extends the state of emergency

The Turkish government decided to extend the state of emergency in the country for another three months, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Tuesday. The regime of emergency was introduced in Turkey after a coup attempt in July 2016 for a period of three months

Poroshenko decided to create a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church

“I decided to appeal to the ecumenical patriarch with a request for a tomos about the autocephaly of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine,” Poroshenko said. He added that as soon as the Verkhovna Rada’s approval is received, the request will be sent to the Ecumenical Patriarch.

Ukraine today as never before close to the emergence of its own autocephalous local church. This will be attested not only by the position of the universal patriarch, but also by the position of the members of the Synod … I can not disclose details of this meeting, but all the necessary elements for the creation of a local church are already there. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

“Volga-Dnepr” will not renew the contract for the transportation of Western military cargoes

“Putin cuts off the wings of the French Air Force” – this begins the material of the French edition of Challenges, which, citing its own sources, says: the Russian GC “Volga-Dnepr” informed NATO that after 2018 it will not provide AN-124 transport aircraft to the alliance countries -100.

Trump demands toughen US immigration laws

US President Donald Trump said that the decision of the country’s supreme court to repeal the law on the deportation of immigrants convicted of serious crimes should be reviewed.

Avakov announced in the US his “return plan” of Donbass

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, discussed with his assistant to the US Secretary of State, Wess Mitchell, his plan to regain control of the Donbas.

With the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Wess Mitchell, the plan for the return of Donbass and Crimea on the step by step strategy and the creation in Ukraine of a single international platform to combat organized crime, in particular, Russian crime, were discussed in great detail. – Arsen Avakov, Ukrainian businessman

The European Commission supported the accession of Macedonia and Albania to the EU

The head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogerini, said that the states had made significant progress in carrying out reforms initiated by Brussels and could join neighboring Serbia and Montenegro, which are in the process of accession.

Japanese companies refuse to work with Rusal

The largest Japanese commodity traders asked Rusal to stop shipment of aluminum and other products due to sanctions. This was told by the Reuters agency on Tuesday, April 17.

The US Congress will limit Trump’s right to use military force

It is reported that the document should replace the previously published law of 2001 and 2002. In addition, the Congress will be vested with great powers. Such a decision was made after Trump, without coordinating with Congress, ordered the bombing of Syria.

Over the years, many efforts have been made to update these powers, and although work remains to be done, I am pleased that we have reached an agreement that will be considered by the committee … I look forward to a healthy discussion and the process of amending our committee next week. – Bob Corker, American politician


Syrian air defense systems have worked by mistake at the military base “Shayrat”

Syrian air defense systems on the military base “Shayrat” worked by mistake on the night of April 17, and there was no attack on the state. This is reported by the SANA agency referring to military sources.

Saudi Arabia confirmed readiness to send troops to Syria

Saudi Arabia has confirmed its readiness to send troops to Syria “together with other countries” in order to stabilize the situation, AFP “We are discussing with the US and conducting discussions since the beginning of the Syrian crisis” in 2011, said Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair in the course of a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Riyadh.

The newest Su-25SM3 was added to the assault aircraft of the South

Attack aircraft of the Southern Military District have been replenished with six new highly modernized Su-25SM3, the head of the South-East Press Service Vadim Astafyev told reporters.

Trump intends to expand the export of American weapons

President of the United States Donald Trump intends to ease a number of restrictions on the supply of arms and military equipment to other countries. This will be laid in the new strategy of the US administration, which can be presented this week, as reported on Tuesday by the agency Reuters, which had its main provisions.

US can share with RF information about IGIL in Abu Kamal

Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon at a briefing at the Pentagon said that the United States has intelligence that the IG (banned in the Russian Federation) is beginning to conduct more attacks on the western side of the Euphrates River in the Abu Kamal area against pro-government Syrian forces.

The Israeli army attacked the position of Hamas after the shelling on the border of Gaza

The newspaper notes that the Israeli tanks fired at the Hamas observation post as a response to the shelling. Earlier it became known that the Israeli military had destroyed the largest tunnel, dug by Palestinian militants for access to the territory of Israel.

In LNR accused the OSCE of promulgating the coordinates of military equipment

The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR), Lieutenant-Colonel Andrei Marochko, accused the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (CMM) in publishing the exact coordinates of military equipment that the Ukrainian security forces fired on the night of April 17.

“Kommersant” learned about the first sale abroad of Belarusian MLRS “Polonaise”

The first export supply of rocket systems “Polonaise” of Belarusian production can take place already in 2018, the newspaper Kommersant writes in reference to a source close to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic.

In Turkey, mines are created in the form of sea rays

Shells will be created as part of the Wattozz project. It is planned that the mines will be made in the form of sea rays. The projectiles will be controlled using encrypted hydroacoustic signals


In the United States, an emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines aircraft killed a man

Onboard the liner there were 143 passengers and five crew members. The media reported that a plane heading from New York to Dallas (Texas) made an emergency landing in Philadelphia due to engine problems. Eyewitnesses reported that the fragments of the engine that hit the salon hit one of the passengers

The preliminary cause of the tragedy in the shopping center “Winter Cherry” is named

According to preliminary data, the cause of the fire in the shopping center “Winter Cherry” in Kemerovo was a short circuit over the playing area. This was reported by the director of the department of supervision and preventive work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Rinat Enikeev.

IAC called the cause of the crash of the Mi-8 helicopter in Khabarovsk

The helicopter Mi-8 of the airline “Vostok”, which crashed in Khabarovsk on April 11, touched the antenna mast before the fall. This was stated by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC).

Boris Titov wants to deal with the death of a businessman in the prison of St. Petersburg

Authorized by the President of the Russian Federation to protect the rights of entrepreneurs, Boris Titov expressed his intention to understand the tragic history of St. Petersburg businessman Valery Pshenichny, who died under strange circumstances in one of the pre-trial detention centers in St. Petersburg in February this year.

In the Persian Gulf, an Iranian helicopter crashed

The helicopter belonging to the Iranian oil company crashed in the Persian Gulf, reports IRNA. It is noted that the helicopter followed from the island of Laban to the island of Kish and transported the patient to the hospital. According to preliminary data, the victim and his doctor were killed, the pilot managed to escape.

Near the central station in Berlin found a bomb

Near the central station in Berlin, a bomb was discovered during the Second World War. A shell weighing almost one and a half tons was found during construction on a pedestrian street. Sappers have already started work.

Iraqi court sentenced to life imprisonment of two Russians

Two Russians and one Frenchwoman were sentenced to life imprisonment in Iraq on April 17 for their support of the terrorist group Islamic State (IG) banned in Russia. Another four foreigners passing through this case will be executed.

A collision of two tankers near Singapore resulted in a leakage of butane

As a result of a collision of two tankers in the territorial waters of Singapore, a butane leak occurred. This was reported by the newspaper Singapore Times with reference to the Maritime and Port Administration of Singapore

In Dagestan, the case of embezzling 16 million rubles in the repair of the museum

Investigators opened a criminal investigation into the theft of 16 million rubles in the capital repair of the historical museum in Dagestan, told RIA Novosti a senior assistant to the head of the investigation department of the UK for the republic Egor Balashov.

Nine cars burned in an open parking lot near the Moscow Ring Road

The fire damaged nine cars in an open parking lot in the north-eastern part of Moscow. This is reported by TASS with reference to a source in emergency services.
“At the 92nd km of the Moscow ring road, there was a fire on the car in an open area,” the source said.

Captain Rosgvardia arranged a showdown with the driver “Oka” and got on video

In the suburbs, the driver of the “Oka” filmed a video interview with the captain of Rosgvardia, who demanded to give him a driving license. Recording the conflict on Tuesday, April 17, publish “Vesti.”


Kremlin Museums temporarily suspended online ticket sales

The sale of tickets to the Moscow Kremlin museums on-line is temporarily suspended, according to the website of the cultural institution. “For reasons beyond the control of the museum (due to the blocking of the work of one of the services), the sale of tickets online has been temporarily suspended,” the message says.

Evelina Bledans almost lost her hearing due to her illness

The popular TV presenter Evelina Bledans said that she almost lost her hearing because of her illness. She was saved only thanks to timely application for qualified medical help.

Another forced myself to sleep in the day and drink a lot of fluids, and now also an antibiotic, with which I do not make friends in life. I got used to the power of self-medication to be treated, but this time it did not work out. – Evelina Bledans, Russian actress

In Thailand, the court acquitted Leslie and Rybka

In Thailand, the court acquitted Alexander Kirillov and Anastasia Vashakevich, known as Alex Leslie and Nastya Rybka, as well as six other citizens of Belarus and Russia in the case of illegal entrepreneurial and labor activity. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the lawyer Sattaphon Siyotkhu.

Ksenia Sobchak became the most stylish woman in Russia

The traditional annual award “The Most Stylish in Russia”, organized by Hello magazine, this time surprised the public with its choice. The main award this year went to Xenia Sobchak. Tatyana Navka, the winner of the previous year, presented the most stylish woman in the country to the award.

Rotaru Russian oligarchs pay 2 million for three songs

Singer Sofia Rotaru no longer gives a big solo concert. She does not need it: the performer is already getting huge money on corporations. Despite the difficult financial situation, the oligarchs are still willing to pay Sophia Mikhailovna big money so that she will perform at their event. Last year, the singer marked a round date – 70 years

Singer Glukoza confessed to using ecstasy, heroin and glue

Singer Natalia Chistyakova-Ionova, known under the pseudonym Glukoza (Gluck’oZa), admitted that she used psychoactive substances at the beginning of her career. About this, she told in an interview published on YouTube-channel Super.

Father Friske demands that Shepelev be restricted from leaving Russia

The conflict between the relatives of the youngest son of the late pop star Jeanne Friske is gaining momentum. The other day it became known that the father of the singer Vladimir Borisovich appealed to the Investigative Committee with a demand to restrict Dmitry Shepelev departure from Russia.

Eva Longoria became the owner of a personal star on the Walk of Fame

A few hours ago, the star of the series “Desperate Housewives”, 43-year-old Eva Longoria, shared with the fans joyful news on the personal page of Instagram. Her long-standing dream came true – the actress got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Lera Kudryavtseva put her son on NTV

The only son of Lera Kudryavtseva, 28-year-old Jean, until recently could not boast of success in his career. After graduating from the Plekhanov Russian Economic University, he could not find a job for a long time, remaining financially dependent on the stellar mother. The TV presenter decided to help her son and, having learned that one of the projects on NTV needed a producer, suggested the candidacy of Jean.

Chaliapin accused his lover of treason with a fitness trainer

Singer Prokhor Chaliapin suspects of treason his beloved Tatiana Gudzev. In his opinion, she had a connection with a fitness trainer. The musician hired a detective who photographed the moment of meeting Tatyana and the athlete in the gym.

The star of “Papa’s daughters” left a dying mother with a multimillion-dollar debt

Actor Sergey Frolov continues to understand the difficult life situation. The apartment that he inherited after his mother’s death is under bail. Galina took two loans from the microfinance organization for almost two million rubles.

Zvyagintsev joined the jury of the Cannes Film Festival

Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev joined the jury at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. At the moment, the author of the picture “Dislike”, which in 2017 was awarded a prestigious movie event, is actively improving English, according to Screen Daily.

Nikolay Drozdov leaves the program “In the world of animals”

Leader of the program “In the world of animals” Nikolai Drozdov announced his intention to leave the project and hand over the post to his successor, Tass reports. Leading the program can be 15-year-old partner Drozdova Alexei Lapin. He has been involved in the creation of the program for 10 years.

Children’s studio program – it’s just not even my format. Already one of the five programs is being done by Alexei alone. I have to watch this transfer from the outside. – Nikolai Drozdov, scientist

The first in history: Spielberg’s films collected more than $ 10 billion

71-year-old Steven Spielberg was the first ever director, whose films have grossed more than $ 10 billion at the box office

Zemfira will perform at the festival of fans of FIFA in Kazan

Rock singer and composer Zemfira will perform at the fans’ festival in Kazan on July 4 within the framework of FIFA Fun Fest. The concert is already marked on the official website of the artist. Recall, FIFA Fun Fest will be held on the square near the center of the family “Kazan”.

Singer Alyosha starred in the new video naked

Singer Alyosha completely exposed in her new video. YouTube users recently saw a new clip for the song “Tequila” by the popular Ukrainian singer Alyosha, in which the artist appeared completely naked to the audience. At the same time quite “indecent” places are not explicitly shown

“The First Channel” announced the casting in the show “Voice” for pensioners

On the “First Channel” the casting for participation in the project “Voice 60+” started. For the first time in the history of the popular vocal project, older people will appear in it.

The first teaser-trailer for the film “T-34”

The network published the first teaser trailer for the war movie “T-34”, directed by Alexei Sidorov. The film tells about the confrontation of two tankmen

The Grand Prix of the Moscow festival “DOKER” received the film “Makala”

The Grand Prix of the International Documentary Film Festival – “DOKER” received the film of Emmanuel Gras “Makala” co-produced by France and the Congo, the press service of the festival reported. The independent festival “DOKER” was held in Moscow from 12 to 17 April.

“The Game of Thrones”: Samuel Tarley may turn out to be a mysterious prince

Samuel Tarley from the series “The Game of Thrones” may turn out to be a mysterious prince Azor-ahay, whose search continues from season to season. According to legend, he was born out of salt and smoke, when darkness thickened around him, and he must wake stone dragons.

Creators of “World of Wild West” will withdraw cyberpunk-drama for Amazon

The screenwriter of the series will be an Oscar winner for the film “Simple Plan” Scott B. Smith. The chair will be directed by Vincenzo Natali – the author of “Cuba” and several episodes of “The World of the Wild West”. It is planned that the project will be withdrawn in collaboration with its own film studio Amazon and Warner Bros.

Studio Pixar has removed a cartoon about the revived bun

A teaser-trailer of the cartoon “Bao” was shown by the Disney / Pixar studio. In the short film, shot by the Chinese Domi Shi, it is told about a woman whose children grew up and left the house, but she gets a chance to once again experience the joy of motherhood when she comes to life in a kitchen and turns into a baby steam bun bao

The actress from “Fifty shades of gray” in sex scenes was replaced by a double

Actress Dakota Johnson, who played the role of Anastacia Steel in the film “Fifty shades of gray,” admitted that she did not take part in erotic scenes.


Telegram lawyers appealed the court’s decision to block

Lawyers representing the telegram messenger filed a complaint with the Moscow City Court against the decision of the Tagansky District Court to immediately block the service. “They appealed against the immediate execution of the decision to block Telegram in the Moscow City Court,” one of the lawyers of the messenger, Pavel Chikov, wrote in his telegram channel.

Senators introduced a bill banning the advertising of drugs on television

The authors of the initiative are also concerned about the advertising of antidepressants on television, because people who use such drugs are, by virtue of their mental state, extremely suggestive

The average life expectancy in Moscow rose to 77.9 years

The average life expectancy in Moscow has increased to 77.9 years, reports kp.ru. “Life is more important than life, for the last seven years we have increased the expected life expectancy of Muscovites by 3.7 years – almost up to 78 years”, said the Mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin.

It is necessary to work on improving the skills of doctors, … wages, improve the situation in the field of cancer care, and increase high-tech care. It is also necessary to work with the elderly population, who needs special attention, to develop palliative, patronage care. – Sergei Sobyanin, Russian politician

The State Duma will develop standards for the placement of cameras on the roads

The State Duma Committee on Transport and Construction will create a working group that will legislatively determine where and in what cases it is possible to install traffic control cameras. The Deputy Chairman of the Committee Sergey Bidonko told the “Parliamentary Newspaper” about this.

Airlines offered to complete the registration an hour before departure

The largest Russian airlines asked the Ministry of Transport to grant them the right to complete passenger registration 60 minutes prior to departure, instead of the current 40, Izvestia reports. This will help avoid flight delays at major airports.

The court fined two participants of the action in defense of Telegram near the FSB building

Meshchansky court in Moscow fined two participants of the action near the FSB building in defense of the blocked telegram messenger Telegram. This was announced by RBC press-secretary of the court Julia Bocharova.

Prosecutor General’s Office revealed violations in the activities of Roskomnadzor

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office revealed violations in Roskomnadzor in 2017 – the service untimely blocked resources with extremist information. This is stated in the report of Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to the Federation Council.

The Constitutional Court gave the undergraduates the right to a third postponement from the army

The Constitutional Court allowed a deferment from conscription for military training, even if it turns out to be the third one, and decided to change the law accordingly, RIA Novosti reported.

The number of fines for speeding increased by 33% in 2017

In 2017, Russia issued 69.4 million fines for speeding, which is 33% more than in 2016. This was reported to Izvestia by the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate. Of the total number of violations, 96% concerned an excess of 20 km / h, a penalty is not written below this threshold.

The share of electronic sales of OSAGO contracts exceeded 40%

Yurgens noted that the reason for the increase in electronic sales of OSAGO was the global market changes that played on increasing the accessibility of “autocitizen” and in general affected the level of digitalization of the entire insurance market.


Tourists told us where the world’s most delicious beer is brewed

According to the results of the survey, the Czech Republic was declared the country with the most delicious beer. It was chosen by 44% of the polled Russians. In their opinion, it is in this country you can find the most delicious beer in the world

The most expensive city in the world for business trips is named

New York has retained its title of the most expensive city in the world for business trips. According to the rating, disseminated on Tuesday by the consulting agency ECA International, on average, one day of business trip will cost $ 874.

Minsk became the most popular city in the CIS for spring travels

The capital of the Republic of Belarus – the city of Minsk – leads the list of cities that Russians choose for spring trips. This follows from the rating of the cities of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the travel of Russian tourists this spring, which was formed by the analytical agency “TourStat”.

Almost 90 tourist companies have left the structure of “Tourist Office”

“45 companies – members of the association were excluded from the register of tour operators for outbound tourism in connection with an unpaid membership fee in the period established by law until April 15.

In addition, 44 companies independently announced their withdrawal from the “Tourist Office” at their own request on the basis of a relevant statement, “- said in a statement published on the association’s website.

In Sochi will introduce a special procedure for registering citizens for the period 2018 World Cup

From 25 May to 25 July, due to the strengthening of security measures for the period of preparation and holding of the 2018 World Cup in Sochi, a special procedure for registering visiting citizens is introduced. Russian citizens who will reside in the private sector will have to register within three days after arrival.

Museum-Reserve “Divnogorie” will open the tourist season on April 28

On the site of “Divnogorie” there was information about the opening of the excursion and tourist season. The museum-preserve will open its doors in 11 days – April 28.

AirBaltic launches flights between Riga and Kaliningrad

Airline from Latvia airBaltic has launched direct scheduled flights on the route Riga-Kaliningrad-Riga. Aircraft Bombardier Q400 (DH4) will fly 6 times a week.

What kind of insurance do they offer us along with the air ticket?

When buying tickets, we are immediately attached to the “wagon” insurance. And this, it turns out, is not so bad.

“We need to distinguish travel insurance and insurance for the duration of the flight,” Tyurin said. – Insurance for the duration of the air travel, including abroad, does not fall under the requirements of the legislation and does not apply to the whole trip. In the world market there is no such product at all. In fact, it disorients the tourist and casts a shadow on the entire insurance market. In most cases, our tourists do not see the difference in the offered products when booking the air ticket, and often the product is only one. Yes, the insurance for the flight is much cheaper, but choosing it, tourists risk being without insurance protection, leaving the plane “- Andrey Tyurin, head of ERV insurance company (ERV Tourist Insurance JSC)

Ministry of Labor proposed to increase the maximum unemployment benefit

The Ministry of Labor proposes to bring the maximum amount of the unemployment benefit to the subsistence minimum of the able-bodied population. At the same time, the minimum amount of benefits is supposed to be set to 30% of the maximum, the press service of the ministry informed portal iz.ru.


“Rusal” suspended export of aluminum through “Transcontainer”

“Rusal” has suspended aluminum export shipments by containers of “Transcontainer”. This was told by the general director of the railway operator Peter Baskakov on the sidelines of the TransRussia forum. He noted that “this does not have a big impact” on the company

Russia and Iran can extend the agreement on oil supplies for five years

The head of the Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak said that he was working with Iran to extend the agreement on oil supplies to Russia under the oil-for-goods program for five years.

The first delivery was already, now the next ones are being organized. The agreement is valid, it is extended. In general, we believe that it should be extended for five years, and we are working on this issue. – Alexander Novak, Russian statesman

FAS filed a case against retail suppliers of gasoline to the Crimea

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia filed a case against ten companies that are engaged in retail deliveries of petroleum products to the Crimea. The message is posted on the website of the department.

The US will increase the production of shale oil by 125,000 barrels a day in May

Shale oil production in the largest oil and gas producing regions of the USA in May 2018 will grow by 125 thousand barrels per day in comparison with April – up to 6.996 million barrels per day. Such a forecast was made by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the Ministry of Energy of the country.

Gazprom Neft to Invest $ 35 Billion in Exploration

The company “Gazprom Neft” in 2018 intends to invest in geological exploration of about 35 billion rubles. This was stated by the head of the Directorate for Geological Exploration of the company Alexei Vashkevich.

Kiev plans to confiscate the assets of Ukrainian debtors of Gazprom

Kiev plans to confiscate the property of Gazprom’s debtors in the country, as well as the assets of the Russian company abroad, Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko said on the air of the ICTV channel.

Putin stopped the privatization of MC Rusnano at the insistence of the FSB

The privatization of the management company “Rosnano” was not carried out because of the appeal of the Federal Security Service to the Russian president. This is stated in the report of the Prosecutor General’s Office to the Federation Council, with which Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika will speak tomorrow.

Schlumberger wants to buy 24% of Russian Eurasia Drilling

The world’s largest oilfield services group, Schlumberger (registered in the Netherlands Antilles, headquartered in Houston and Paris), has come close to buying a stake in the Russian drilling company Eurasia Drilling Company (EDC).

The IMF predicted a slowdown in the global economy

The strongest growth of the world economy in 2011 will continue in the near future, but the preconditions for a slowdown are already ripening, it follows from the updated global forecast of the IMF. For the time being, the Fund maintained the forecast for global growth at the level of 3.9% in 2018-2019

The Nizhny Novgorod Foundry will receive tax breaks

The authorities of the Nizhny Novgorod region intend to conclude a special investment contract with the foundry “Rosalit” in order to provide the company with tax incentives. The instruction for the preparation of the corresponding contract was given by the region’s region Gleb Nikitin, Tass reported on Tuesday in the administration of the region.

FAS allows reducing barriers to foreign investment in the Russian Federation

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) proposed to work out mechanisms for the possible reduction of administrative barriers for foreign investment in seaports and airports in Russia

IMF head: crypto-currencies will help develop the financial market

The specialist added that the crypto-currencies will lead to “diversification of the financial landscape”. This will improve the balance between “centralized and decentralized service providers and a financial ecosystem that will be more effective and potentially more reliable in countering threats.”

Sberbank will not be able to stop lending in foreign currency

Sberbank can not stop currency lending, as customers need currency, including for equipment purchases, the head of the largest Russian bank, German Gref, told reporters.

Macroeconomics is healthy enough to withstand various kinds of shocks. We are now very carefully looking at currency risks, we hedge, we can not stop lending in foreign currency. Not the most successful idea now is to change the regulation urgently. – German Gref, Russian statesman

“Total” is interested in alternative energy in Kazakhstan

Total EREN (a subsidiary of Total), specializing in alternative energy projects, expressed its readiness to invest in the construction of solar and wind power stations in Kazakhstan. This was announced on April 17 in the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.

In the first quarter, the volume of oil production in Kazakhstan increased by 6.1%

According to the results of the first three months of 2018, the volume of oil production in Kazakhstan increased by 6.1% compared to the same period in 2017 and amounted to 22.4 million tons, Kazinform reports citing First Deputy Minister of Energy Makhambet Dosmukhambetov .

US began commercial LNG shipments from the new terminal

Earlier two test batches had already been shipped from the terminal, and Dominion started commercial operations in early April. At the moment, tankers LNG Sakura (177,000 cubic meters) and Meridian Spirit (163,000 cubic meters) are heading for Cove Point, Eikon data showed.


The head of Roskomnadzor told about the blocking of 18 subnets of Amazon and Google

Roskomnadzor introduced 18 subnets of Amazon and Google into the roster of banned information, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov told the Izvestia newspaper. On Monday, Roskomnadzor, in accordance with the court’s decision, began to block the telegram in Russia.

18 subnets were unloaded into a single register of prohibited information. All subnets belong to Amazon and Google. All subnets are dealt with by our specialists before we proceed to unload. And we can confidently state that there are no socially significant resources on these IP-addresses. – Alexander Zharov, Russian statesman

Investor Telegram explained the stability of the messenger to locks

Investigator Telegram, the main shareholder of Qiwi, Sergey Solonin, said that the messenger has built in technology that allows changing IP-addresses through built-in functions in smartphones, so it can not be completely blocked in Russia.

In “Domodedovo” introduce the technology of face recognition

The Moscow airport “Domodedovo” successfully tested the technology of automatic face recognition, the airport press service reported. As a result of testing, the accuracy of identification was more than 90 percent. The system was decided to be introduced into the work of the airport security service.

On Avito there were announcements with services on detour of blocking Telegram

In the Internet on Avito there were offers of users concerning services to bypass the blocking of the popular Telegram instant messenger for money. It is reported that enterprising professionals can provide a different range of services in this matter.

World IT giants and social networks refuse to participate in cyberattacks

According to The New York Times, companies will publicly renounce cyberattacks against citizens and enterprises of all countries of the world without exception and will help any country to resist cyberattacks. The agreement will also be attended by Oracle, Symantec, FireEye, HP, Finnish Nokia and Spanish Telefonica.

Apple launches subscription news service

The new service is expected to work in 2019. According to Bloomberg, having bought Texture in early March this year (the service provides access to materials from around 200 worldwide media for a monthly fee of $ 9.99), Apple reduced twenty of the company’s 100 employees.

Caviar presented a button phone Tsar Titanium

The second version is made of a titanium case and has the name Caviar Tsar Titanium, here you can see engraving in the national style, as well as in the form of the Double-headed Eagle. The cost of these devices starts from 149 thousand rubles.

The budget novelty of Huawei Y 6 is presented in Russia

Leaders of the corporation Huawei announced the release of its budgetless frameless smartphone Y6. The mobile device, equipped with a 5.7-inch display, will be on sale in the market at a price of $ 150. For the performance of the Huawei Y6 gadget, the Snapdragon 450 processor will be responsible.

Smartphone OnePlus 6 will receive a housing with protection from water and dust

To “warm up” the interest of customers to the future novelty, OnePlus regularly publishes some hints on its features. Today, on April 17, in the official Twitter-account appeared a small video, hinting at the presence of protection from water and dust

Attempt of Roskomnadzor to block Telegram “hacked” Viber

The blocking of IP addresses by Roskomnadzor led to the failure of Viber. In the evening of April 17, the messenger is unavailable. In the fight against proxy and VPN, Roskomnadzor has blocked more than 15 million IP addresses from cloud storage of Google and Amazon.

Roskomnadzor unlocked banned sites and torrent Rutracker

Roskomnadzor unblocked the banned websites and torrent tracker Rutracker. Presumably, this happened because the agency concentrated its own resources on blocking the Telegram messenger, Snob reported with reference to the telegram channel Akitilop.

Durov began to pay grants to VPN and proxy administrators

The creator of Telegram Pavel Durov thanked the users for the support of the messenger, which was blocked by Roskomnadzor yesterday. Mr. Durov said that he began to pay grants in bitcoins to VPN and Proxy-service administrators, helping to bypass the blocking.

Although the Russian market does not constitute a significant share of the Telegram user base, it is important to us for personal reasons. In the framework of the Digital Resistance – a decentralized movement in defense of digital freedoms and progress – I began to pay bitcoin grants to proxy and vpn administrators. – Pavel Durov, Russian businessman

Sotsset “Odnoklassniki” is partially blocked in Russia

The work of many services is already broken, including Viber and OneDrive, and literally just that the “Odnoklassniki” social network was partially blocked in Russia, and earlier the same happened to the messenger “TamTam”

When telegrams were blocked, Roskomnadzor lost control over prohibited resources

When the telegram was blocked, Roskomnadzor lost control over previously prohibited resources. In Russia, again available sites for adults, online casinos, as well as an encyclopedia of extremism, – reports the publication “Fontanka”

Microsoft created a new IoT-service based on the Linux kernel

Microsoft developed a new IoT-service based on the Linux kernel. The new integrated product is focused on working with devices using low-power microcontrollers.


PUBG and Fortnite suffered from Roskomnadzor locks

Popular online games PUBG and Fortnite suffered because of the activities of Roskomnadzor, aimed at blocking the telegram messenger.

On the new map in PUBG will appear “smart” blue zone

Bluehole reported that today PUBG players will temporarily be available for testing the updated Savage map: it has new locations, dynamic weather, a modified loot table and a unique “smart” blue zone, the size of which depends on the number of surviving players

Remastered Dark Souls on Nintendo Switch postponed until summer

Sad news for Nintendo Switch owners. Bandai Namco has announced that the release of Dark Souls: Remastered has been postponed until the summer. The company reported this in the official tweet of the project.

Creator PUBG considers the red zone as one of the most important elements of the game

The creator of PUBG designated red zones as one of the most important elements of the game. He listened to the reviews from the fans of the product, but does not always regard their opinion as absolutely true. He does not agree with the need to remove the red zone from the shooter.

Ubisoft named the date and time of the press conference on E3 2018

Ubisoft has named the exact date and time of its press conference within the E3 2018 – do not forget to mark it on the calendar if you are looking forward to the teaser of the new Splinter Cell and Watch Dogs 3.

In Kingdom Come: Deliverance appeared a third-person view

In the network there was a modification for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, released by the moderator Fuse00, which turns the simulator of the Middle Ages into a game from a third party. Such a behavior of the camera was not provided for by the developers, which led to a number of problems and limitations.

Sony stops production of the PlayStation Vita console

Portable game console Sony PlayStation Vita was announced back in 2011. It was not very popular in its best years, and now even more so.

Battletech received a cinematic trailer on the colonization of space

Developers of Battletech decided to remind players of the imminent release of the strategy and released a cinematic trailer that performs the role of an intro game, dedicated to the difficult task of colonizing space.

No Man’s Sky can go on Xbox One at the end of June

Another branch of the company named another date – June 27. Despite the fact that the information differs a little, there is a high probability that No Man’s Sky will really be released on the Xbox One at the end of June this year.

The authors of the game Guild Wars 2 banned 1600 cheaters using spyware

Among the nearly 1600 blocked cheaters turned out to be the well-known IS specialist Fabian Wosar, who indignantly told about how the company fights against dishonest players

In Wasteland 3 is already running multiplayer

Studio inXile Entertainment talked about the progress of the tactical role-playing game Wasteland 3. According to the developers, 90% of the scripts of the game scenes are ready, the rangers know how to use the weapon, the transport moves and kills the gaping pedestrians, and the multiplayer works both on the PC and on the consoles.

Adventure Yuppie Psycho will tell you about the horrors of office everyday life

The developers promise that the story will be made up of the players’ decisions. And we can do it on October 31, Halloween: Yuppie Psycho will be released on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

50,000 players in Minecraft have been affected by the virus

Over the past 30 days alone, more than 50,000 user accounts have been affected. According to a study by Avast Threat Labs, the virus reformats the hard drive and removes backups and system files.

Activision canceled the creation of the plot campaign Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

At once two reliable editions have informed, that in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for the first time in a series there will be no traditional plot campaign.


Malaria makes people even more attractive to mosquitoes

Researchers found one of the reasons for the rapid spread of malaria. It turns out that a single-celled parasite – a malarial plasmodium – makes a sick person much more “attractive” for mosquitoes that carry the disease, reports The Independent.

Scientists have improved the enzyme, decomposing plastic

To test one hypothesis, the biologists created a mutant PETase with an active center resembling the active center of the cutinase. As a result, it turned out that an artificially created mutant enzyme splits plastic 20% more actively than natural PETase.

Google created a computer that detects cancer in humans

Developers from Google presented a prototype of their first “smart” microscope. He will help doctors identify different types of cancer. This was reported by the portal What’s New.

Scientists have developed flexible solar panels for portable electronics

Scientists from Japan in the course of working together with their American colleagues have created flexible solar panels for portable electronics. The development converts light into energy with an efficiency of up to 10%.

Scientists have explained the different number of consonants in the languages of the world

Scientists working at the Yale School of Medicine in the US were able to explain a different number of consonant letters occurring in known languages of the world, by polymorphism of an element of READ1 (responsible for the expression of the DCDC2 gene). The results of genetic research appeared in the thematic edition.

In Russia, invented a cure for all infections

For the first time in the world, Russian scientists developed a capsular bacteriophage that would help immunity defeat any infection. The bacteriophage itself is a virus that can infect bacteria cells. Holding “Microgen” has already conducted the first clinical trials of development.

Rain on order: China is building a weather management network

China hopes to provide rain and snow on the territory of more than 1.6 million square kilometers (which is three times more than Spain). Burners were originally developed as part of the Chinese military program for changing weather for defensive purposes.

Scientists have been able to improve the brain by using stool transplantation

Scientists managed to improve the efficiency of the brain by transplanting feces. This procedure was useful in the case of violations of the central nervous system, provoked by cirrhosis, according to researchers from the United States.

Scientists: On Earth people could live intelligent beings

Scientists Gavin Schmidt, who is a climatologist at NASA’s Space Research Institute in conjunction with astrophysicist Adam Frank from Rochester University, said, following the “Silurian hypothesis” that human beings on Earth could be inhabited by sentient beings who should have left traces of their being on the planet.


A large asteroid flew past Earth

At a distance of half the moon’s orbit, a large asteroid flew past the Earth. The American aerospace agency calculated that the width of the cosmic body was from 48 to 110 meters. About the asteroid in his Twitter account engineer Andrew Rayder said.

In the constellation Ursa Major found a new planet

Russian scientists discovered a new planet outside the solar system. The planet was called KPS-1b, and it is in the constellation Ursa Major.

Diamonds from the dead planet found inside meteorites

Analysis of the particles of a meteorite with the help of an electron microscope allowed scientists to assume that the first diamonds found in pieces of “alien” cosmic objects that appeared on the Earth’s surface could form inside an ancient protoplanet whose size and composition are similar to Mercury or Mars.

Received a mysterious signal from an unknown source in the Milky Way

US specialists studied the spectrum of cosmic X-ray radiation and found an emission line at an energy level of 3.5 keV. It shows the existence of an unknown source of radiation. This is reported in a press release on Phys.org

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