2 Jan, 2019

Check in the style of the security forces …

On January 1, 2019, a law came into force allowing the Central Bank (CB) to conduct test purchases in banks. They will be similar to the operational-search activities of the security forces.

The amendments expand the powers of the regulator: employees of the Central Bank with the permission of the Chairman of the Bank of Russia or his deputy will be able to hold a control event at the bank without his prior notice and in the presence of two witnesses, as well as using video or photo and film, reports Interfax.

The Central Bank previously explained that in this way the regulator will be able to verify that banks observe the procedure for opening deposits, maintaining accounting records, and making entries in the book of registration of open accounts.

Briefly about the main thing …

Trump extended the withdrawal of troops from Syria

US President Donald Trump agreed to extend the withdrawal of American troops from Syria up to four months.

Lukashenko did not mention Russia in the New Year greeting

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the New Year’s address bypassed the topic of closer cooperation between Russia and Belarus. Congratulations of the Belarusian leader published on the official portal of the President.

Kim Jong-un said when ready to meet Trump

At any time, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is ready to meet with US President Donald Trump, Yenhap reports. This became known from Kim’s New Year’s appeal.

In the State Department responded to the detention in Moscow of an American for espionage

It is reported only that a criminal case has been opened against the detainee under the article “Spying”. Earlier, a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in an interview with journalists, said that the US Embassy in Moscow had been notified of the detention of a US citizen in strict accordance with the bilateral consular convention

Americans did not appreciate the Pentagon’s joke about dropping a bomb in Times Square

The strategic command of the US armed forces apologized for the unfortunate New Year’s joke. The military in social networks promised to drop the bomb on Times Square in New York. On the eve of the New Year, the ceremony of lowering the festive ball takes place on the famous square.

CEC of Ukraine eliminated all its polling stations in Russia

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine liquidated all polling stations in Russia. The CEC amended the decision to create polling stations on the day the presidential campaign began.

Ukrainian Navy will receive new ships and boats

The commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Igor Voronchenko, said that the Ukrainian Navy will receive new ships and boats in 2019. Reports about it RIA “News”. According to him, Ukraine intends to continue to lead the army to NATO standards in 2019.

Syrian Armed Forces announced the call for 2010 demobilization

On December 31, the General Staff of the Syrian Armed Forces announced the demobilization of the 2010 conscription. The statement was published by the state media of the republic. According to the text of the decree, the appeal was discontinued in respect of the officers called up as part of the 103rd set on November 21, 2010.

State tests of the tank “Armata” will begin in 2019

State tests of the Russian T-14 tank on the Armat platform will be held next year in the research institutes of the Russian Ministry of Defense. This was told in the press service of the department.

Model of the main temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will be presented in the Patriot Park

The layout of the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation that caused the public resonance will be displayed at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center (Pavilion C) in Moscow. It will be possible to see all the New Year holidays in the framework of the exhibition “Christmas Week in the Army of Russia”, reported On the eve.RU in DIMK MO RF.

Bulgaria has sent a batch of weapons for the Syrian militants

Bulgarian weapons for Syrian militants delivered to Saudi Arabia. According to “Marinetraffic”, a vessel arrived in Saudi Arabia (bulk carrier Stade), which left Bulgarian Burgas. The ship brought into the country weapons for the Syrian militants

In Tokyo, eight people were injured when a car hit pedestrians

Eight people were injured in Tokyo from deliberately hitting a car on pedestrians after the New Year, the driver was detained and told the police that he had committed a “terrorist attack”, Japanese media reported. As the channel NHK, among the victims – one teenager who is unconscious.

May has promised to open a new chapter in the history of Britain

Great Britain in 2019 will open a new chapter in its history in connection with the forthcoming exit from the European Union. This was stated in her holiday address to the citizens by the country’s Prime Minister Teresa May.

Senator Elizabeth Warren decided to compete for the presidency of the United States

Fact Elizabeth Warren – US Senator from Massachusetts, a representative of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. She sharply criticized the current president Donald Trump, including during the 2016 election race

Tsipras promised that 2019 will be the year of the revival of Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that 2019 will be the year of the country’s revival and Greece will never return in the “dark days of memorandums with creditors and policies of tightening the belts.”

In the US, they want to allow fertilizer from human remains

The authorities of the US state of Washington plan to allow the so-called human composting – a technology involving the use of human remains as agricultural fertilizers.

Ueli Maurer took office as President of Switzerland

Swiss Finance Minister Wei Maurer took office on Tuesday as President. In this position, he will work, according to the country’s constitution, during the whole of 2019 without interrupting the performance of his ministerial duties.

Trump’s lies counted for 2018

US President Donald Trump in 2018 publicly told a lie on average 15 times a day. This conclusion came The Washington Post. The special program was engaged in the selection and verification of all suspicious statements of the president.

The employer will be able to compensate employees for the rest in Russia

From January 1, employers will be able to pay their employees the cost of rest, reports REGNUM. However, compensation can only be for rest spent in Russia, and the amount of funds is limited to 50 thousand rubles.

What laws in real estate will come into force in 2019

From January 1, 2019, it will become much easier to register in a country house, thanks to the entry into force of the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 217, which makes significant changes in the lives of most owners of country houses.

In the coming year, housing and communal services will rise in price twice. The reason was the increase in the VAT tax, explains Svetlana Razvorotneva, executive director of NP “Housing and public utilities control”

New rules for participation in shared construction will come into force on July 1, 2019. According to them, all payments at the conclusion of the contract of equity participation (PDU) between equity holders and developers will be made exclusively using an escrow account

From January 1, 2019, documents lost in case of an emergency can be restored free of charge, that is, without paying state duty

From the beginning of the year, citizens of the Russian Federation will be able to pay all property taxes in a single payment.

From the beginning of the year, all houses where the management method has not been selected will be transferred to the managing organization determined by the decision of the local government

The law on the free collection of dead wood in Russia came into force

Today, on January 1, a law has entered into force in Russia, which allows collecting a dead-tree in the forest for free, reports REGNUM news agency. Until today, collecting fallen trees is considered illegal logging.

Garbage collection rates have increased many times.

Since January 1, there will be a multiple increase in the cost of the garbage disposal service due to the onset of “junk” reform, reported IA REGNUM. Work with garbage will be organized under the new scheme. Regional operators will come to this market, previously selected on the basis of competitions.

Tourists in Venice will impose a new tax

A new tax for tourists in the amount of € 2.5– € 5 (depending on the season) is planned to be introduced by the Venice authorities from the visitor. It is reported by Deutsche Welle. The new fee is called tassa di sbarco, which literally means “tax for the opportunity to go ashore.”

At the cemetery in St. Petersburg staged a procession for sobriety

The Russian Orthodox Church organized a procession in St. Petersburg for sobriety at Nikolsky cemetery

Ministry of Health: In 2019, 60% of patients with HIV will receive treatment.

As a result, if in 2017, 48 percent of patients with HIV received antiretroviral drugs, in 2018 the coverage of such therapy increased to 55.6 percent. In 2019, at least 60 percent of patients will receive the necessary treatment, clarify with the ministry.

The minimum wage will increase to 11280 rubles from January 1

From January 1, the minimum wage in Russia will be equal to the subsistence minimum for the working-age population in the second quarter of 2018 and amount to 11280 rubles.

VAT rate increased to 20 percent

The value-added tax rate (VAT) from January 1, 2019 increased from 18 to 20 percent. In this case, all tax exemptions operate in the same volume. The size of insurance contributions to social extrabudgetary state funds also remained at the same level.

Funds confiscated from corrupt officials will go to the Pension Fund

On January 1, a law came into force introducing new rules on the enrollment of funds confiscated in the course of the fight against corruption, reports REGNUM news agency. Previously, such funds, both cash and funds from the sale of confiscated property, went to the federal budget.

In Russia, increased excise taxes on gasoline

From today, January 1, excises on gasoline and diesel fuel will increase in the country, reports REGNUM. The excise tax per ton of gasoline will increase by 2.7 thousand rubles and amount to 8.258 thousand rubles, and per ton of diesel fuel – by 3.7 thousand rubles, reaching 11.892 thousand rubles.

Moscow and Yerevan have agreed on the price of gas for Armenia in 2019

On the eve, Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan communicated by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reminds TASS. During this telephone conversation, a solution acceptable to both sides was found. The price of gas for the population of Armenia will not change.

As stated in the message, in accordance with the additional agreement to the contract between Gazprom export and Gazprom Armenia CJSC, the price of gas at the border of Georgia and Armenia from January 1 will be $ 165 per thousand cubic meters.

The law on the federal budget for 2019-2021 came into force

On January 1, the law on the federal budget for 2019 and for the planned period of 2020 and 2021 came into force, reports REGNUM news agency. The main indicators of state metrics are calculated on the basis of the socio-economic forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development.

Michael Kors bought Versace for $ 2.12 billion

American fashion house “Michael Kors” bought his Italian rival “Gianni Versace” for 2.12 billion dollars. When the transaction will be finalized (presumably until March 2019) at Capri Holdings Limited.

Highland Gold completes the purchase of the “Walunisty” mine in Chukotka

Highland Gold Mining Yevgeny Shvidler, Roman Abramovich and their partners (control 37.4% of the shares) closed the deal to buy the “Valunisty” mine in Chukotka from Aristus Holdings owned by the same businessmen.

500 Euro banknote surviving the last days

In January 2019, most European countries will stop issuing banknotes of 500 euros. Thus, the 17-year history of five hundred euros ends, the banknote, which has been launched since the official transition of the EU countries to the single European currency, reports the French portal 20 minites

The ECB warned residents of the EU countries and its guests that the bill of 500 euros will continue to be used as a means of payment. In addition, they can be exchanged by the central banks of the euro area without time limit.

Expanding the list of goods to be labeled

Since January 1, the Russian government is empowered to determine the list of goods subject to mandatory labeling, a REGNUM informs. In addition, the government will compile a list of economic entities producing this labeling. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will coordinate the process

The number of pre-New Year loan applications in Russia increased by a quarter.

This growth is reported in a study of the credit bureau “Equifax”. Who takes what and how much money? Here is what the Equifax Credit Services director says

“We just took and compared 2017 and 2018, from December 1 to 25. The number of applications for loans increased by about 25%. I am now considering small loans: consumer loans, credit cards. I think this is due to a slightly higher level of optimism in the country than before. Basically take the amount of up to 150 thousand. The order of numbers is the middle class. Because it is already above average, there the limits already start from 400 thousand. You see, when they take loans of up to 150,000, by and large, I will allow myself to say, these are fairly easy loans, it’s still not cars, not apartments. Although they also take this, of course, ”- Oleg Lagutkin, Director of Equifax Credit Services

According to the Bureau of Credit Histories, in the first three quarters of 2018, citizens took various loans and loans totaling 3.5 trillion rubles. This is 34% more than in the same period of the previous year.

Huawei’s annual revenue for the first time exceeded $ 100 billion

Earlier in December, Huawei representatives reported that in 2018 the company’s revenue will exceed $ 100 billion for the first time. Experts confirmed Huawei data, estimating the Chinese company’s annual income of $ 109 billion. Experts point out that the company’s revenue grew by 21% compared with 2017.

Qatar left OPEC after 57 years of membership

Qatar has been one of 15 OPEC members for 57 years. The organization itself was founded by oil-producing countries in 1960 to control energy production quotas.

600 thousand citizens of Georgia celebrated New Year without payables

Under the terms of the program, all banks, microfinance and online organizations were required to write off accounts payable not exceeding 2,000 GEL from citizens on the “black list”. This measure is aimed at overcoming in the country the problem of excessive debt of the population on loans.

A new procedure for calculating property tax is being introduced in Russia

Entered the law on the introduction in the Russian Federation of a new procedure for calculating real estate tax, calculated according to the cadastral value of real estate, reports REGNUM news agency. Previously, the tax was calculated on a special rate, which initially was 0.2 and grew by 20% every year.

Egypt will receive the next tranche of the IMF loan in January

Egypt will receive the next tranche of the IMF loan in the amount of two billion dollars in January next year, said Tarek Amer, chairman of the Central Bank of Egypt, at a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation will try to place in the I quarter of 19g OFZ for up to 450 billion rubles

In 2018, the Ministry of Finance managed to place OFZs in the amount of just over 1.0 trillion rubles, with the original plan being 1.45 trillion rubles. In 2017, the Ministry of Finance attracted 1.70 trillion rubles at auctions.

Currency of unknown origin flowed to Turkey

An unofficial foreign currency inflow broke all records According to a report in the Dünya newspaper, the budget deficit in the Turkish economy for 10 months of 2018 amounted to 27.2 billion dollars, while the inflow of foreign currency from “uncertain sources” during the same period broke all records and reached 18 , 4 billion dollars.

Small Business Deposit Insurance Act Enters into Force

In the event of revocation of a license from a bank, the depositor will be entitled to receive the insurance payment only if information about it is contained in the unified register of small and medium-sized businesses on the day the insured event occurred.

Tajikistan anti-crisis plan comes into force on January 1

The anti-crisis plan of measures approved by the government of Tajikistan comes into force on January 1. The document consists of 24 points and will replace the anti-crisis plan adopted in 2015. The relevant government agencies are instructed to submit information on the progress of its implementation to the government on a quarterly basis.

In a new clip of Olga Buzovoy Wasserman

Russian TV presenter and singer Olga Buzova has released a new video for the New Year. He got the name “Dance under Buzov”. Anatoly Wasserman took part in the project.

An exhibition of wooden sculptures opened in Gorokhovets

In the exhibition hall of the Gorokhovetsky Historical and Architectural Museum opens an exhibition of wooden sculptures by a distinctive artist from the village of Paskovo, Aleksandrovsky district, Seraphim Brijan.

The Multi Nutcrack Nutcracker will be presented in Zaryadye

In early January, her new production will be shown in the Zaryadye concert hall in the capital – this is the multi-genre Nutcracker, three in one: opera, ballet and legend at the same time. Today you can imagine how it will look.

Ryan Reynolds shared a new photo from the filming of “Detective Pikachu”

Ryan Reynolds shared a new photo from the filming of “Detective Pikachu”, in which he plays the most popular pokemon. The director of the film was Rob Letterman, best known for his work on Submarine and Horror.

Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray will appear in the continuation of “Z ombilanda”

According to the portal, the stars of Ghostbusters will play the role of themselves. As noted, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin will return with their roles from the first Zombieland. In this case, Aykroyd and Murray may appear in the picture in the image of a zombie.


From January 18 to February 17, the VI All-Russian Nature Festival “Primordial Russia” will be held in the Central House of Artists

More than 1000 naturalist photographers from 50 regions of Russia sent their works for selection to the festival. This year, the All-Russian Festival “Primordial Russia” for the second time, together with the All-Russian School Movement, held the All-Russian Children’s Nature Photography Contest.

Jerome Salinger Anniversary

The creator of one of the most famous novels of the 20th century, “The Catcher in the Rye”, neglected fame and dreamed of being “untied and given to write” from him – January 1 marks 100 years since the birth of Jerome Salinger.

Announced the release date of season 3 “Very strange cases”

Netflix shared their New Year’s poster and teaser for the third season of “Very Strange Things”, simultaneously announcing the premiere date of eight new episodes of the show – July 4th.

Finished work on the film shot in Volsk

In Moscow, the work on the short film “Eyebrows” was completed with the participation of popular Russian actors. The action of the lyric comedy takes place exclusively in the city of Volsk, Saratov region. The script was written by the editor of our portal Vladislav Stepanov

Jaroslav NS Kuznetsov released a film about the shooting of the guide on the Brewmaster

RuHub analyst Jaroslav NS Kuznetsov released a film about the shooting of the guide on Brewmaster. Will the video itself, is unknown.

The film about the blockade of Leningrad will show on YouTube

The film, which caused a lot of controversy, which the director himself calls “black comedy”, was to be released on a wide screen in early January. However, even before the show, a flurry of criticism collapsed. As a result, director Alexei Krasovsky decided to limit himself to showing on the Internet, he wrote about this on his Facebook. The tape tells about how the New Year in besieged Leningrad is celebrated by a privileged family.

Grigory Leps announced a duet with Emin from Azerbaijan

Grigory Leps presented an excerpt of his new song “Roses” on an Instagram microblog. The composition is recorded in a duet with Azerbaijani musician Emin.

A video from Microsoft with technology 2019 from 2009 appeared on the web.

A 2009 video from Microsoft about technologies in 2019 was published online. Reports the edition about it “Infoactor”. As it became known, a video of Microsoft was published on the Web.

Oppo introduced its own voice assistant Breeno

Oppo Vice President Wu Heng presented a voice assistant called Breeno at the annual conference.

Smartphone Samsung Galaxy A10 will receive a camera with a matrix of 48 MP

The source provided information according to which the Samsung Galaxy A10 will receive a screen with a “hole” and a dotted cut, like the model of the Galaxy A8s. Unlike the latter, the novelty will receive a smaller opening under the camera for selfies. The very same “frontalka” can boast a powerful module with a resolution of 48 MP.

Xiaomi has founded a new company Shamrock Mobile

As it became known, in October of this year, Xiaomi founded a new company called Shamrock Mobile GmbH, whose office is located in Germany. In the source code of the official site, on which there is no information about the products, will find the line Shamrock Mobile powered by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi has promised not to engage in real estate and cars

Recently, rumors that Xiaomi intends to create new units that will be engaged in the real estate market, as well as developments in the field of automobiles, have become frequent.

The Cougar Puri RGB Keyboard for Cybersportsmen has been released

The Cougar Puri RGB keyboard for cyber sportsmen with additional protection and backlight has been released. The device is convenient to transport and suitable for different types of games. Cougar introduced Puri RGB for cyber sportsmen who go to game competitions in different cities and countries.

New Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Bracelet

Fitness bracelet Fitbit Charge 3 appeared on the Indian market. As the successor to Charge 2, it has the same form factor, but carries small changes.

Celeste Collector’s Edition will be available in 2019

The developers of the company Limited Run Games on their Twitter page reported that in 2019 the collector’s edition of the game Celeste will be on sale. The publication will be released in a limited edition of 2500 copies, and its sales will begin on January 1.

Shop KupiVip hired “emotional” robots

The online sales platform KupiVip.ru together with the company Neuro.net, specializing in projects in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence, launched in pilot mode the project “emotional electronic assistant”.

During the experiment, the robots demonstrated high performance and a low level of dropping the tube, while almost none of the buyers could distinguish them from traditional employees.

Microsoft has patented a new magnetic USB Type-C connector

An application was filed with the United States Patent Office in May of this year. It was published last week. Thanks to the magnetic connector, you can quickly and easily connect the desired cable to the device.

Presented “smart” watches Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon 2019 Edition

The brand Louis Vuitton introduced the new “smart” watch version of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon 2019 Edition. We are talking about the updated version, which was released last year. For the hardware, they took the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 single-chip system.

New security camera Yi Home Security Camera

The Chinese company Yi Technology has released a home security camera Yi Home Security Camera. The Yi Home security camera is equipped with a 111-degree wide-angle lens with a 940 nm non-invasive infrared sensor.

Chuwi will launch a budget 14-inch Herobook laptop

If the upcoming Teclast F7 Plus laptop from the next news is offered by an adult SoC Celeron N4100, the old Chuwi Herobook hardware platform will be based on an old Intel Atom x5-Z8350 SoC with a quad-core 1.44-1.92 GHz CPU

The Japanese have found a rich mineral deposit on their shores.

In Japan, geologists have discovered the largest deposit with rare earth metals and other minerals, while experts say that the deposits will last for several centuries to be used by the entire planet.

China has created a silver nanowire fabric for smart clothes

In China, a group of engineers offered a way to create the finest silver nanowires for smart clothes. They are an excellent conductor of electricity. Filaments are made by absorbing silver into microfibers.

Found protein responsible for anxious behavior

It has been established that such reactions provoke hyperactivity of neurons and the amygdala of the brain. Scientists have conducted a series of studies in mice and found that the IgSF9b protein, discovered in 2013, has an impact on particularly disturbing animals. When it was blocked, their behavior was normalized.

Created a new diamond window for fluorography

Scientists of the Institute of General Physics named after A.M. Prokhorov (IOF) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, together with Russian colleagues, created a two-layer diamond plate for x-ray sources. The research was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (RNF). Article scientists published in the journal Applied Physics A.

Physical exercises support the brain, which weakens

As a result of research at Duke University, it turned out that the diet did not affect cognitive abilities, but physical exercise helped: those who practiced aerobics had a brain “younger” by 9 years: initially, the subjects had a brain state equal to 93 years, and after the experiment 84 .

Scientists told about the benefits of alcohol for the heart

People suffering from cardiovascular diseases and moderately drinking alcohol, on average, live a year longer than non-drinkers or alcoholics. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of Washington in St. Louis (USA). The work of experts published in the journal JAMA Network Open.

Inside the black holes, experts discovered a portal in another space and time.

According to the general theory of relativity of Albert Einstein, as soon as an object falls outside the event horizon inside a black hole, it is at the singularity point and is completely destroyed. In a black hole, gravitational attraction is infinite, and the laws of physics known to all stop working.

New Horizons probe reaches an asteroid on the border of the solar system

The US space probe New Horizons has flown past the asteroid Ultima Thule in the Kuiper belt, NASA said in a Twitter message. Thus, the interplanetary station has set a record: never before have research vehicles reached objects so far from Earth.

The dispersion of the orbits of the planets was explained by congenital deformation

Astronomers have figured out why in some systems the orbital planes of the planets do not always coincide with each other or with the equatorial plane of the star. According to the journal Nature, this may be due to the initial deformation of the gas-dust disk from which these planets are born.

The launching table in Plesetsk is being upgraded specifically for the “Angara”

RIA Novosti reports that the launch vehicle for the Angara launch vehicle at the Plesetsk cosmodrome will be upgraded to summer launches. These works are associated with the use of a new upper stage, which was developed at RSC Energia.

The launch of the satellite “Bion-M” No. 2 with mice is transferred to the year 2023

The head of the Bion project, Vladimir Sychev, told reporters about the transfer of the launch of the domestic biological satellite Bion-M2 from 2022 to 2023. This is due to the inclusion in the project of scientific equipment from France.

6-motor SnakePit for 2000 “horses” are sold at auction

Model 1975 release, called SnakePit, was built Barris Kustom. Under the hood of the dregster, 6 Ford powerplants from Ford are installed immediately, the total return of which is 2,000 hp. Together with the units, there are two automatic transmissions and 12 Holley carburetors.

There was a video with a prototype of the SSC Tuatara

A three-minute video appeared on YouTube, the highlight of which was the prototype of the SSC Tuatara model, presented at the beginning of the year in Pebble Beach. The car shown on the video is a prototype, and this is also indicated by the absence of side mirrors.

It became known when new car numbers would appear in Russia

New car numbers in Russia will come into force on August 4, 2019, reports RIA VladNews with reference to autonews.ru. Previously, it was said that the standard will come into force on January 1, but Rosstandard asked to postpone the innovation.

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