13 Dec, 2017

EU plans sanctions on Russia

Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk said that the leaders of the EU countries at the summit on December 14 will consider the implementation of the Minsk agreements in terms of the possibility of extending anti-Russian sanctions. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

It is noted that the results of the summit are expected to extend the sanctions for six months without changes.

“The chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and the president of France Emmanuel Macron will also report on the implementation of the Minsk agreements with the aim of extending economic sanctions against Russia,” the letter of the summit, spread by the press service of Tusk, reads.

Digest of Russian and foreign news

POLITICS

In the US, the ban on the use of “Kaspersky” by state structures

The use of software products of the Russian company Kaspersky Lab by authorities in the US is officially prohibited. The corresponding provision is contained in the US defense budget for the fiscal year 2018, which was signed on Tuesday by President Donald Trump

Tillerson said that about 35,000 DPRK citizens work in Russia

A large number of North Korean citizens are still working on the territory of the Russian Federation, there are about 35,000 of them, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech in Washington at the Atlantic Council

The media learned the terms of the exchange of prisoners between the Donbas and Kiev

The exchange of prisoners between the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and Kiev must be completed by December 25, the Izvestia newspaper reports citing sources in the Minsk Contact Group and Russian diplomatic circles.

Trump’s adviser accused Russia of “subversive activities” against the US

US National Security Adviser Herbert McMaster said that Russia is engaged in “sophisticated subversive activities” against the United States.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine wants to condemn all builders of the Kerch bridge

Ukraine plans to condemn all the participants in the construction of the Kerch bridge for the “likelihood of an environmental catastrophe.” This was stated by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko on Tuesday, December 12

Media learned about EU plans to extend sanctions against Russia

The European Union will extend sanctions against the Russian Federation after the report of Merkel and Macron on the situation in the Donbass, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the source. It is expected that the report will be presented at the summit on Thursday.

Hamas announced the beginning of the third intifada after the decision of Trump

The Palestinian movement Hamas announced the beginning of the third intifada after the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On this RIA “News” said the press secretary of the movement Abdulativ Alkanu

Prosecutor General’s Office will ask France for materials on the case of Suleiman Kerimov

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office will ask the French authorities for materials on the case of Russian senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was detained in Nice in late November on charges of tax evasion and money laundering.

There is an international mechanism: if a Russian citizen commits a crime in the territory of another country, we have the right to demand the materials of the criminal case in order to attract this person if he committed the crime already in his country, in accordance with our legislation. – Yuri Chaika, Russian statesman

The head of the FSB reported on the prevention of 18 major terrorist attacks in 2017

Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia Alexander Bortnikov said that his department had prevented 18 major terrorist attacks in 2017. According to him, the leaders of terrorist organizations continue to try to create hotbeds of activity in various regions of Russia.

Yesterday, in the Moscow region, as a result of a special operation of the Russian Federal Security Service, the activities of a group of people from Central Asia that planned the commission of terrorist acts, including suicide bombers, during the New Year holidays and during the campaign for the presidential elections in Russia were stopped. – Alexander Bortnikov, Russian statesman

Limit access to sites of unwanted organizations

Roskomnadzor has received requests from the Prosecutor General’s Office to restrict access to Russian-language sites to sites containing information materials of undesirable organizations, the ministry said. It is about the materials of 11 organizations that are recognized in Russia as undesirable.

Gorbachev met with the US ambassador in Moscow

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev met with the American ambassador in Moscow, John Huntsman

The powers of Stoltenberg on the post of NATO Secretary General were extended until 2020

The North Atlantic alliance extended the powers of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg until September 2020. This is stated in the statement of the alliance. The decision was made at the meeting of the alliance.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia called Syria the source of mass telephone calls about mining

“Most of the calls came from the concentration of terrorists in Syria,” Zubov told reporters. “In terms of intensity, we can say that in fact it was a question of cyber attack on the territory of the Russian Federation” (quoted by Interfax).

Trump denied accusations of harassment

American leader Donald Trump rejected accusations of sexual harassment, a politician wrote on the page on Twitter. The US president said that the demands for investigating the charges are his opponents – representatives of the Democratic Party

In Ukraine, accused Poklonskaya of a “war crime”

Ex-prosecutor of Crimea and State Duma deputy Natalia Poklonskaya in Ukraine was called a war criminal, reports UNN. This was stated at the briefing by the prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gunduz Mammadov.

GPU calls Saakashvili for questioning on December 18

“You need to appear on December 18, 2017 at 09:30 to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine for questioning as a suspect in the criminal case of 04.12.2017,” the text of the agenda, published on the agency’s website, reads.

Putin’s aide rebuked “not a fig does not earn” “Roskosmos”

The presidential aide Andrei Belousov called on Roskosmos to restructure the business model following the example of Rosatom and start making money.

But this is all iron, this whole form of activity is not money, sorry. I’m still waiting for Roskosmos to come and say: let’s close the FTP, give money to the capital, I’ll earn. Now this will really turn. – Andrey Belousov

Putin receives reports on the content of Trump Tweets

President Vladimir Putin receives reports that his American colleague Donald Trump publishes on his Twitter. The press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov told journalists about it.

In any case, everything that comes out of his authorized Twitter is perceived in Moscow as his official statements and nothing else and, of course, it is reported to President Putin along with other information about the official statements of politicians and heads of state from other countries. – Dmitry Peskov,

Zakharova joked that Americans will be delivered to the moon by “Russian hackers”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the decision of US President Donald Trump, who on the eve signed a directive on flights to the moon.

Poroshenko extended the work of the mission to investigate the disaster MN17

“I signed the law on the extension until August 1, 2018 of an agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands on the international mission to protect the investigation of the MN17 flight disaster,” Poroshenko wrote. Note that the work of the disaster investigation mission is not prolonged for the first time.

FBI recognized the right of the Attorney General not to report on meetings with Kislyakom

The Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged that US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not obliged to talk about his contacts with foreign citizens when he was a senator, CNN reported.

Trump proposed to execute convicts for terrorism

The Nation News agency specified that the US president insists on carrying out urgent reforms in the field of immigration policy because of the second attempt in two months to carry out the terrorist attack in New York. December 11, at the Port Authority in New York, an explosion

Turkey no longer sees threats from the regime of Bashar Assad

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told NTV television that the regime of the Syrian leader Bashar Assad no longer poses a threat to Turkey.
If there is an operation on our part, we will coordinate its parameters with our allies, with Russia in advance. – Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish politician

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Russian sappers returned from Syria without losses

Russian sappers during de-mining of Deir-ez-Zor did not lose a single person, said Deputy Chief of the Engineers Major-General Konstantin Smeshko.

Donald Trump signed the US defense budget for 2018

President of the United States Donald Trump signed the law on the defense budget of the country for 2018, according to the “facebook” of the White House. According to the document, from the country’s budget of $ 692 billion, 4.6 billion will be allocated for “counteraction” of Russia in Europe

In Ukraine, about 70% of conscripts did not come to military enlistment offices

The autumn call for urgent military service was completed in Ukraine, about 70% of draftees did not appear in the commissariats, the press service of the land forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Tuesday. According to the department, military commissariats called and sent more than 12,000 troops to the troops.

US supports dialogue between Kurds and Baghdad – Tillerson

The US is in favor of a dialogue between the Kurds and the central government of Iraq, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking in Washington.

“Flying radar” A-50 returned from Syria to Ivanovo

“Flying radar” A-50 after a successful mission in Syria returned to Ivanovo, the department of information and mass communications of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Two Palestinians were killed in an air strike on the Gaza Strip

The Israeli air strike on the northern part of the Gaza Strip led to the death of two Palestinians, Western media reported on Tuesday referring to the Palestinian authorities. According to the editions, a motorcycle hit on which two Palestinians moved.

Sands commented on the withdrawal of troops from Syria

“The decision was made by the supreme commander-in-chief, President Putin,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian leader, told journalists, speaking of the withdrawal of the main part of the group of the Russian Armed Forces from Syria.

In fact, the operation to save Syria and free the territory of Syria from terrorists is completed, and there is no longer any need to use large-scale combat capabilities. There is simply no object to use this potential. Therefore, the supreme commander-in-chief decided to withdraw. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

The Russian military group will be reduced by two-thirds

According to the commander of the Russian group in Syria, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikina, 23 Russian planes and two Ka-52 helicopters will leave Syria. In addition, three detachments – special forces, military police and a mine clearing center, as well as a military field hospital – will return to Russia.

South Korea asked the US to postpone military exercises for the Olympics

The authorities of South Korea appealed to the US with a request to postpone military exercises until the end of the 2018 Olympics, the Financial Times reports with reference to four sources familiar with the situation. Thus, Seoul intends to avoid provocation by the DPRK.

Poroshenko compared the Ukrainian “cyborgs” with the Spartans

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko compared the siloviki who participated in the battles at the Donetsk airport in the fall of 2014 – in winter 2015, with the Spartans. This is stated in the appeal of the head of state, published on his website on the occasion of the Day of Army of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

The Russian Navy is betting on the frigates of Project 22350M

The Russian Navy, in its development, relies on the frigates of the project 22350M, which in the future will become the main Russian military ships of the far sea and ocean zones, said on Tuesday during the meeting of the Main Command and the Admiralty Coordination Council of public organizations of veterans, .

Border guards of Lithuania were allowed to shoot unidentified drones

Lithuanian border guards can now be fired at unidentified drones, the state border guard service at the Interior Ministry said. It is about those UAVs that can damage the national security interests of the country and pose a threat to the life and health of citizens.

Bortnikov warned of the threat of return of militants from Syria

“The real danger is the return to Russia of former participants of illegal armed groups from the countries of the Middle East who can join bandit groups, conspirator cells, and also participate in the formation of their support base and the recruitment of new militants,” Bortnikov said.

In connection with the liberation of the government territory by the Syrian army with the support of the Russian Armed Forces … the militants are forced to look for ways to continue terrorist activities in the territories of other states, including the Russian Federation. – Alexander Bortnikov

Russia and India will soon sign a contract for the supply of S-400

Russia and India will soon be able to sign a contract for the supply of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to the Indian Armed Forces. This is reported on Tuesday by the Indian news agency PTI with reference to the director for international cooperation of state corporation Rostek Viktor Kladov.

UN: More than 2.8 thousand civilians become victims of war in Donbass

More than 2.8 thousand civilians were killed, another 9 thousand were injured as a result of the armed conflict in the Donbass since its inception in 2014. Such data are given in the next quarterly report of the United Nations Special Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.

The court overturned Trump’s ban on transgender service in the army

Transgenders were given the right to serve in the US Armed Forces on June 30, 2016, following the relevant decree of President Barack Obama. However, in August 2017, Trump signed a ban on the service of transgender people in the army. The ban was to come into force definitively in March 2018.

Moscow Helicopter Plant named after M.L. Milja is 70 years old

In Moscow, celebrated the birthday of the legendary helicopter plant, which turned 70 years old. It was built under the leadership of Mikhail Mile, the famous Russian designer.

ACCIDENTS

In Italy, declared the regime of emergency because of an explosion in a gas hub in Austria

On Tuesday morning, an explosion occurred in the gas hub in the Austrian Baumgarten, 21 people were killed and 21 injured. The work of the gas hub is completely stopped. The Austrian gas regulator E-Control announced the termination of transit gas supplies to Italy, Slovenia and Hungary.

The court arrested in absentia the CFO of VIM-Avia

The court decided to consider the measure of restraint in absentia, to establish for a period of two months and to calculate from the moment of extradition or detention of Kalashnikova in the territory of the Russian Federation. Earlier, the court in this case in absentia arrested the owner of the airline “VIM-Avia” Rashid Mursekayev

Telegram was punished for refusing to disclose the correspondence of the accused in the terrorist attack

According to the lawyer of the company in the Meshchansky court of Moscow, the FSB’s request concerned six phone numbers, two of which belonged to the persons involved in the case of the terrorist act. He noted that the accused did not use the Telegram messenger, but exchanged messages via Whatsapp.

In the Leningrad region, an Estonian stole a car with a pensioner inside

Employees of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate in the Leningrad region detained a car stolen by a foreigner with a pensioner inside the border with Estonia, an official representative of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia, Irina Volk, said.

In the suburbs, a man cut off his wife’s hands from jealousy

The man confessed that out of jealousy he had cut off the brushes of both hands from his wife, a criminal case was opened on this fact, Tatyana Petrova, the head of the press service of the MOI of Russia for the Moscow region

Uber debited $ 18,000 for a 20-minute trip from the client’s card

The Uber Taxi service customer received an account of 18.5 thousand Canadian dollars (about $ 14 thousand) for a 20-minute trip, which was supposed to cost $ 12-16, Slate portal reported.

Paralympic Pistorius injured while fighting in prison in South Africa

As a result of the fight, the athlete received bruises and bruises. Pistorius is serving a sentence for the deliberate killing of his girlfriend, Reva Stenkamp. In November, the South African court decided to increase the term of imprisonment of Pistorius, who was sentenced to six years in prison for the premeditated murder of Stenkamp, to 13 years and five months.

Wife of suspect in bomb blast in New York detained in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh police interrogate the wife of Akayed Ull, the main suspect in the organization of the bombing in New York. This is reported by the publication bdnews24. More detailed information was not provided to the police, but it is known that the couple have a six-month-old son.

ECHR awarded € 104 thousand for torture in the police in five regions of Russia

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) awarded € 104.3 thousand compensation to victims of torture in the police of Mary El, Nizhny Novgorod region, Chuvashia, Moscow and the Pskov region. The decision was published on the website of the court.

Convicted for the murder of Nemtsov Dadayev was sent to the colony

Zaur Dadaev, convicted of the murder of Boris Nemtsov’s policy, was sent to the colony. This is reported by “RIA Novosti” referring to a lawyer.

Members of the IG cell, who were preparing terrorist acts in the Moscow region, were arrested

The participants of the terrorist group, detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts in the Moscow region, were arrested. This was reported by TASS on Tuesday at the Public Information Center (DSP) of the FSB of Russia.

In Bulgaria, seized 200 thousand bitcoins worth $ 3 billion

In May 2017, Bulgaria’s law enforcement agents confiscated 200,000 bitcoins from crypto-drivers. While the authorities decided where to spend the proceeds, the rate for crypto-currencies increased, and now the cost is more than $ 3 billion

ECONOMY

The Central Bank revoked the license from the commercial bank “Kanskiy”

Since December 13, Centobank has revoked the license from commercial bank “Kanskiy”, the corresponding order was published on the Bank of Russia website.

The United States will need to reduce the UN budget by $ 250 million

Representatives of the United Nations in response to the US proposal expressed their readiness to cut financing by $ 170 million. The UN budget for 2018-2019 is planned to be approved by the end of the year. According to France-Presse, the organization requests $ 5.4 billion for its needs, which is $ 200 million less than the budget for 2016-2017.

The Central Bank announced an overabundance of coins

The number of coins in circulation significantly exceeds the need of Russians, it follows from a letter of the Central Bank published by the Association of Russian Banks. The Central Bank noted that the number of coins in the country is about 1.5 times higher than in the euro area.

The government has allocated 20 billion rubles. on the promotion of successful regions

The first three places in terms of the pace of development in Russia occupied Yakutia, Tatarstan and the Moscow region. The cost of encouraging successful regions has already been set in the budget for 2017. In late November, the government allocated 11.6 billion rubles. to ensure the social sphere in 23 regions of Russia.

In Germany, issued the first permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2

The authorities of the German city of Stralsund have issued a partial permit for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, Ostsee Zeitung reports. The builders of the gas pipeline were allowed to work on parts of the continental shelf of Germany. The permission to implement the project was issued by the Stralsund mining department.

Ukraine complained to The Hague for a trillion damage in the Crimea because of Russia

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office sent two information letters to the International Criminal Court in The Hague because of the “appropriation” of property in Russia in the Crimea, “Ukrainian Truth” writes.

Durov told how much he earned on bitcoins

Co-founder of the social network “VKontakte” and the creator of the messenger Telegram Pavel Durov called bitcoin “digital gold.” In an interview with Bloomberg, he said that about four years ago he bought two thousand bitcoins at a price of $ 750 per coin

The Central Bank introduced an interim administration in the Crimean Bank of the World Bank

The Central Bank appointed an interim administration for the management of PJSC Bank BBB and introduced a moratorium on meeting the claims of the bank’s creditors. This is stated in the official message of the regulator. The Central Bank considers the financial position of the credit institution to be extremely unstable.

Rosstat confirmed Russia’s GDP growth in the III quarter at 1.8%

Rosstat confirmed the first estimate of the country’s GDP growth in the third quarter at 1.8% in annual terms after an increase of 2.5% in the II quarter and 0.5% in the first quarter. The volume of GDP for January-September of 2017 amounted in current prices to 65 trillion 814.9 billion rubles.

Rosneft asked the court to arrest Sistema’s assets for 131 billion rubles

Rosneft and Bashneft filed an application to the Arbitration Court of Bashkortostan to arrest AFK Sistema assets as an interim measure for a previously filed suit for the recovery of 131.6 billion rubles. It follows from the files of the court that the application for the arrest of assets was registered on December 11, 2017.

Vlasti RF vydelyat 32,5 mlrd rubley na povysheniye zarplat byudzhetnikam

Vlasti Rossii vydelyat iz byudzheta 32,5 mlrd rubley na indeksatsiyu zarplat sotrudnikam federal’nykh uchrezhdeniy na 4% v 2018 godu, soobshchayet «Gazeta.Ru» so ssylkoy na press-sluzhbu Minfina.

Nablyudatel’nyy sovet Sberbanka odobril strategiyu na 2018-2020 gody

Nablyudatel’nyy sovet Sberbanka na zasedanii vo vtornik odobril strategiyu kreditnoy organizatsii na 2018-2020 gody, soobshchil zhurnalistam glava banka German Gref. Takzhe nabsovet utverdil novuyu dividendnuyu politiku, otmetil glava banka

Tarify RZHD na gruzoperevozki proindeksiruyut na 3,9% v 2018 godu

«Ustanovit’ indeksatsiyu tarifov na perevozki gruzov zheleznodorozhnym transportom i uslugi infrastruktury dlya gruzovykh zheleznodorozhnykh perevozok na 2018 god v razmere 3,9% k urovnyu tarifov 2017 goda», — govoritsya v dokumente.

Medvedev predlozhil markirovat’ sredstva individual’noy zashchity

Prem’yer oznakomilsya s otdel’nymi vidami individual’nykh sredstv zashchity, kotoryye predlagayut otechestvennyye predpriyatiya, i obratil vnimaniye ministra promyshlennosti i torgovli Denisa Manturova, chto kakoy-to produktsiyey, naprimer, protivogazami, uzhe pora sebya obespechivat’ samostoyatel’no

Minfin napravil v pravitel’stvo predlozheniya po nalogovym reformam

Minfin Rossii sformiroval i napravil v pravitel’stvo svoi predlozheniya po nalogovoy reforme. Soderzhaniye doklada vedomstvo ne raskryvayet. Vybrannyye pravitel’stvom predlozheniya budut napravleny prezidentu RF Vladimiru Putinu, soobshchil zhurnalistam zamministra finansov Vladimir Kolychev.

Russian authorities will allocate 32.5 billion rubles to increase wages to state employees

The Russian authorities will allocate 32.5 billion rubles from the budget for indexing salaries to employees of federal institutions by 4% in 2018, Gazeta.ru reports, citing the press service of the Ministry of Finance.

Supervisory Board of Sberbank approved the strategy for 2018-2020

The Supervisory Board of Sberbank at a meeting on Tuesday approved the strategy of the credit institution for 2018-2020, the head of the bank, German Gref, told reporters. Also the Supervisory Board approved a new dividend policy, the head of the bank

Tariffs of Railways for cargo transportation will be indexed by 3.9% in 2018

“Set the indexation of tariffs for the carriage of goods by rail and infrastructure services for freight rail transport for 2018 at a rate of 3.9% to the level of tariffs in 2017,” the document says.

Medvedev proposed to mark the means of individual protection

The prime minister got acquainted with individual types of personal protective equipment offered by domestic enterprises and drew the attention of the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov that it’s time to provide some products, for example, with gas masks

The Ministry of Finance sent proposals to the government on tax reforms

The Ministry of Finance of Russia has formed and sent to the government its proposals for tax reform. The department does not disclose the content of the report. The proposals selected by the government will be sent to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, told Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev.

The court refused to collect 1 billion rubles from Yulmart in favor of Sberbank

Earlier, the court of first instance refused to collect from co-owners of Yulmart Dmitry Kostygin, Mikhail Vasinkevich, August Mayer, and also from former CEO Sergei Fedorinov more than 1 billion rubles in the suit of PJSC “Sberbank of Russia”.

In Moscow, the number of transactions with elite housing has increased over the year by 42%

In Moscow, the number of transactions with elite housing has increased in 2017 by 42% – to 336, according to the materials of the real estate association Top Brokers Alliance. At the same time, according to the alliance, the average budget of the supply in the elite segment decreased by 26% – to 136 million rubles per lot.

AHML: in November, more than 110 thousand loans were issued for 210-230 billion rubles

The trend of market growth, supported by record low rates, continued in November 2017: more than 110 thousand loans were granted for 210-230 billion rubles

Inflation in the UK accelerated in November to a maximum since 2012

Inflation has peaked since March 2012, which was due to the dynamics of prices for air tickets and computer games.

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine issued bonds worth $ 2.4 billion

Domestic government bonds worth $ 2.4 billion were issued by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine for 11 months in 2017, the press service of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reports.

The Central Bank placed bonds at 17.8 billion with a bid of 200 billion rubles

December 12, 2017, the Central Bank of Russia placed coupon bonds at 17.794 billion rubles at face value, according to the regulator’s website. The volume of supply amounted to 200 billion rubles, demand at face value – 17.794 billion rubles.

“VTB Capital” expects inflation to increase in early 2018

“VTB Capital” presented a report in which it predicted the dynamics of inflation in Russia in the first quarter of 2018. It follows that at the beginning of next year there will be an increase in consumer prices.

Ukrtransgaz cuts transit of Russian gas due to explosion in Austria

“Ukrtransgaz” temporarily reduced the volume of transit of Russian gas through Ukraine towards Slovakia because of the explosion in the hub in Austria, the company’s website says.

S7 plans to file a complaint with the FAS because of the prices for jet kerosene

The S7 aviation group, which considers the prices for aviation kerosene in Russia to be excessively high, plans to file a complaint with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). This, as the “Finmarket”, said co-owner, the head of the board of directors of S7 Natalia Fileva on the sidelines of the forum “Cosmos as business”

Goldman Sachs expects Rosneft’s profit to grow by 80% in 2018

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that Rosneft’s profit in 2018 will increase by 80% compared to 2017, which in turn will lead to an increase in dividend yield, the bank’s report says.

The increase in oil reserves in Russia in 2017 will exceed production

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation told how the volume of oil growth in the Russian Federation increased. According to the results of 2017, it will at least exceed production by 547.5 million tons, said the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy.

Novatek wants to invest in gas assets 700-780 billion rubles

NOVATEK CFO Mark Jetway, presenting the company’s strategy, said that it intends to invest 700-780 billion rubles. until 2030 in gas assets within the Unified Gas Supply System (UGSS)
Saudi Aramco plans to invest more than $ 40 billion a year

On Tuesday, the Saudi oil company Saudi Arabian Oil Co announced its intention to invest over $ 40 billion a year in oil and gas projects in the next 10 years.

In Rostov there will be mobile refueling complexes

In Rostov-on-Don, mobile gas filling stations may soon appear as a result of a rapid increase in the amount of equipment that runs on gas. Representatives of the press center of Gazprom

China this year increased oil imports by 12%

China continues to increase oil imports. According to the data of the main customs administration of the People’s Republic of China, 386 million tons of oil were imported to the country over the first 11 months of this year, or 12% more year-on-year than in January-November of the previous year

Sobyanin endowed the status of an industrial complex with three more enterprises in the capital

Moscow endowed the status of an industrial complex with three enterprises of the capital, another enterprise became an anchor resident of Technopark “Otradnoe”.

Download Nord Stream on Monday reached 120% of capacity

Loading of the offshore gas pipeline from Russia to Germany Nord Stream (Nord Stream) on Monday reached 120% of its designed capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m per year, according to European gas transport operators. On an annualized basis, this corresponds to 66 billion cubic meters. m.

Control stake in the LNG-terminal project in Kamchatka will be at Novatek

“Novatek” intends to retain a controlling stake in the construction of a transshipment LNG terminal in Kamchatka, said the head of the company Leonid Mikhelson.

Durov: Telegram monetization will happen in early 2018

Monetization of the telegram can begin in early 2018, the founder of the messenger Pavel Durov said in an interview with Bloomberg. How to monetize Telegram, Durov did not specify.

SOCIETY

The dates of the USE in 2018

The Ministry of Education and Science told that the early stage of the USE in 2018 will be held from March 21 to April 11, the main stage – from May 28 to July 2 and additional (September) – from September 4 to 15. The early and main stages of the USE in 2018 will begin with examinations in geography and informatics and ICT.

In 2018, Russians will be able to correspond on the website of state services

In 2018, the portal of state services will be an online messaging service with state agencies and citizens. To do this, the button “Write a message” appears on the site, Aleksey Kozyrev, deputy head of the Ministry of Communications, told Izvestia.

The Ministry of Education and Science suggests considering the availability of children from applicants

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation proposes to charge additional points for admission to universities for girls under 23 years old who have a child, the corresponding project has been published on the federal portal of draft normative legal acts.

In Sochi, the head of the tax inspection was fired for non-payment of taxes

The head of the interdistrict inspection of the Federal Tax Service of the city of Sochi was fired in connection with non-payment of taxes in a large amount, the press service of the Krasnodar Territory Prosecutor’s Office told Interfax on Tuesday.

The Moscow authorities did not allow any opposition action in honor of the Constitution Day

On December 10, representatives of various movements planned to hold a march and rally, and on December 12, four pickets in the center of Moscow were declared. The authorities considered that the shares would interfere with pedestrians and preparations for the New Year.

Cellophane bags disappear from Russian stores

The Ministry of Industry and Trade is negotiating with retail chains to expand the use of paper bags, which should replace traditional plastic products for Russians. This was reported by the head of the Ministry Denis Manturov

Almost half of Russians believe that budget funds are being spent wrongly

Only 20% said that the money from the state budget is being spent on the whole correctly today. Among the unreasonable expenses, the citizens interviewed by the FOM called excessive aid to other countries, debt forgiveness and excessively high salaries of officials, deputies, and expenses for maintaining the state apparatus.

The first channel will broadcast Olympic competitions with the participation of Russians

The first channel will show the Winter Olympic Games in Phenchang, which will be held from 9th to 25th February next year. But only those competitions in which Russian athletes will participate.

RZD will launch “Sapsans” between St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod from March 1

From the beginning of March, RZD will resume the Sapsanov message between St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod, the company’s press service reported.

The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia approved the idea of introducing the “Lessons of Family Happiness” in schools

The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation in principle approved the initiative to create an educational course “Semeinovedenie”, said on Tuesday the commissioner for the rights of the child under the President of the Russian Federation Anna Kuznetsova

A patent for work in Moscow in 2017 received 400 thousand guest workers

About 400 thousand migrants received a patent for work and legal stay in Moscow in 2017, the mayor of the capital Sergei Sobyanin said on Tuesday.

There are many complaints about migrants, who made up a significant part of the crimes in the city of Moscow. Of course, it is impossible to say that this problem has been solved. On the other hand, every year the order in this industry becomes more stable: this year already about 400 thousand migrants have received a patent. – Sergey Sobyanin

CULTURE

The building of the Central House of Artists on the Crimean shaft will be completely handed over to the Tretyakov Gallery

The building of the Central House of Artists on the Crimean shaft will be fully handed over to the Tretyakov Gallery. This was announced by the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky.

Opening the museum town Pushkin Museum of Pushkin postponed until 2020

The opening of the first buildings of the museum town of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts will take place in 2020, a year after the planned time, Interfax reported on Tuesday.

In Perm, the museum “Russia – My History. Perm Territory »

It is noted that the new park is an exhibition project, which is devoted to the history of the Russian Federation from ancient times to our days. The task of the project is to give a sober assessment of the events of the past.

The names of the nominees for the Golden Globe Award are named in the USA

In the US, the names of the nominees for the film and television award Golden Globe were officially announced. The main favorite was the Mexican director Guillermo del Toro with the film “Form of water”.

Stallone refused to work on the sequel to the spin-off “Rocky”

Stallone himself refused to work on the band “Creed 2”. According to him, the director of the sequel should be from the same generation as the hero Adonis Creed personifies. The first film “Creed: The Legacy of Rocky” directed by Ryan Kugler was released in 2015.

Appeared the first trailer of the film “What Men Talk About. Continuation”

“Quartet I” began to shoot the sequel to the film “What Men Talk About” Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov played himself in the third part of “What Men Talk About”

Seth Rogen will play the legendary American TV presenter

Seth Rogen will play a major role in the film “News” (Newsflash) by David Gordon Green, director of the drama “Stronger.” A painting by Ben Jacobi’s script will tell you about Walter Cronkite, the famous American evening news anchor on the CBS channel.

Poster of a new movie Spielberg shocked the fans with a long leg

Internet users shocked posted on Twitter poster of the new blockbuster Steven Spielberg “The first player to prepare.” Fans of the director’s creativity found that the main character in the performance of Tay Sheridan, pictured in the picture, phantasmagoric long right leg.

Trailer released by the Samara director of a black comedy about losing weight

In the network appeared the trailer of the short film “Not in shape”, which is a black absurd comedy about losing weight

Hugh Jackman told why he refused the role of James Bond

The Australian actor said that at that time was bound by the commitment to the film “X-Men 2”, but the main reason for his refusal was, in his opinion, the improbability of the plot of the upcoming James Bond film.

Hugh Jackman talked about the possible joining of Wolverine to the “Avengers”

Hugh Jackman, known for his role as a fierce mutant of Wolverine, said that for many years he dreamed of joining his character to an elite group of superheroes from the film “The Avengers”. This and

In Japan they presented the film “The Big” by Valery Todorovsky

In Japan, there was a closed screening and presentation of Valeriy Todorovsky’s film “The Big One”, which tells the story of a difficult journey by a girl from a provincial town to the stage of the country’s main theater and the back side of the life of the ballet dancers. The girl can become reality in the case of the purchase of Fox’s Disney studio.

The song Sweet Dream was written under amphetamine

According to Eurythmics lead singer Dave Stewart, during the writing of the worldwide hit Sweet Dream, he was influenced by amphetamine. It all started with a tour to Australia – there Dave Stewart went with vocalist Annie Lennox.

The singer from Ossetia was called “the new Viktor Tsoi”

22-year-old Alan Khadzaragov from Vladikavkaz is often compared with the legendary Viktor Tsoi for a similar manner of execution. Performed by Alan under the pseudonym Matrang.

In St. Petersburg, starts the festival “Square of the Arts”

The Winter Festival “Arts Square” will be held in the city on the Neva for 10 days and invites all music lovers from 14 to 24 December to attend concerts where the melodies of legendary and ingenious composers will sound: Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Schubert, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini , Chopin and others.

“Proletarian Tango” presents its new clip “Lullaby”

The group “Proletarian Tango” hastens to please its fans. On the eve of the big concert in A2, eleven charming stiligues present a new clip for the song “Lullaby”. He is preceded by the monologue of actor George Shtil. thinking about how to say about love, how to confess your beloved, what to give.

On the stage of the Tambov Drama Theater, together with the actors, there will appear mannequins

The actors are actors of the Tambov Academic Drama Theater – Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Irina Gorbatskaya, Sergey Klyuchnikov, Egor Katushenko.

The Mariinsky Theater published a program of New Year’s performances

The St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater spoke about festive performances and concerts that will be held in December and January.

Started accepting applications for participation in the Oryol Festival “LUDI”

To participate in the Festival are invited performances, created in professional Russian and foreign theaters. Acceptance of applications will last until February 1, – the organizers told KP. Recall, the international festival “LUDI” will be held for the eighth time on the stage of the theater “Free Space”.

In the Bryansk theater dramas will put “Kirillin’s Day” by Tolstoy

Work on the play “Cyrillin Day” began in the Bryansk drama theater, the press service of the institution reports. The production is a scene from the tragedy of Alexei Tolstoy “The Death of Ivan the Terrible” in two acts.

In “School of Modern Play” they will tell about Jewish wisdom

In the Moscow theater “School of Modern Play” the play “Died-Shmoumer, if only he was healthy”, is based on the texts of Jewish anecdotes, utterances and aphorisms. The premiere will be held on December 15 and 16.

Greece volunteered to sponsor the performance of the Northern Drama Theater

The Tarsk Northern Drama Theater named after Ulyanov received an interesting proposal. The Ministry of Tourism of Greece applied to the leadership. Officials of the most ancient state suggested that the Tarchanians stage the play “Oedipus King”, the production of which they volunteered to finance.

TECHNOLOGIES AND SCIENCE

The system for controlling the transportation of garbage was tested on the basis of “Plato”

RT-Invest Transport Systems Company tested a prototype of a system for controlling the movement of waste on the basis of the state system “Plato”. On this Tuesday, December 12, Tass reported the company’s CEO Anton Zamkov

Scientists have figured out the secret of longevity

As a result, scientists have drawn conclusions – for long-livers characters are such personality traits as stubbornness, optimism, self-confidence. Also an important role is played by attachment to the family and native land

The Ministry of Defense of Singapore will invite “white hackers” to check sites

The Ministry of Defense of Singapore announced the launch of a program in which about 300 “white hackers” from around the world will check the agency’s Internet resources for vulnerability, according to the ministry’s website.

Genetics took the blame for the extinction of the marsupial wolf

The article with the results of the work of biologists is published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The habitat of tilatsin presumably made up most of the island of Tasmania, located south of Australia. In the twentieth century, he died: the last well-known individual died in the zoo in 1936.

The musician without a hand again could play the piano due to a prosthesis

Success with the new prosthesis was achieved thanks to previous experiments: as early as 2014, Georgia volunteer – musician Jason Barnes – decided to cooperate with the developers of robotics after he lost his right hand as a result of an accident.

The new drug slows the development of Huntington’s disease

The first test results indicate that the experimental drug can slow the development of Huntington’s disease, which causes irreparable damage to the brain. The drugs used at the moment, only help to alleviate the symptoms of this disease, but do not affect its course.

Russian scientists found genes responsible for the development of atherosclerosis

Scientists have tried to explain this process from the point of view of genetics. Junior researcher of the National Medical Research Center for Cardiology of the RF Ministry of Health Nikita Nikiforov said: “In the course of the study, we identified ten genes responsible for the accumulation of cholesterol in cells.”

The paleontologist recreated the “voice” of tyrannosaurus

According to the researcher, the sounds that the lizard published – a relative of modern birds and crocodiles – were rather similar to their voices, and not to the roar of modern predator mammals. Tyrannosaurs lived 68-66 million years ago in the territory of modern North America.

Scientists have learned to determine the sex of ancient people on tooth enamel

Scientists from the UK proposed an innovative solution, thanks to which it is possible to determine the sex of an ancient person. It turns out that they used for this tooth enamel. Information about this appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Secret software of the Federal Security Service received a dynamic defense

According to the ISP RAS officer, the use of dynamic protection reduces system performance by no more than 1-2%, which is almost invisible to the user.

“Nanotrava” made glass simultaneously cloudy and transparent

With the application of textures in the form of “nanotrava” to the surface of glass, the material scientists managed to make it simultaneously cloudy and transmitting light in a wide range of wavelengths. The turbidity of such a glass can be switched by impregnating the glass texture with water

A new strategy for the destruction of bacteria that cause chronic infections

The new strategy allows to overcome the key obstacle of these antibiotics – they often fold before infections with high bacterial density, which is typical of many chronic diseases caused, for example, by Pseudomonas aeruginosa or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.

SPACE

The insurance covered all losses from the non-standard launch from the Eastern

The insurance covered all losses from the abnormal launch on November 28 from the cosmodrome Vostochny. This was announced by the head of Roskosmos Igor Komarov at the conference “Space as a business”, organized by the state corporation and TASS.

We were faced with a problem that was not related to quality, not to discipline in production, but to the peculiarity of software development, which was first tested about 20 years ago. – Igor Komarov

S7 wants to order up to 2023 12 carrier rockets

S7 Group owner Vladislav Filev in his presentation, shown at the conference “Cosmos as Business”, said that S7 plans to order 12 launch vehicles before 2023

The Juno probe measured the depth of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter

The width of the Great Red Spot is 13 thousand kilometers, and the length is 40 thousand kilometers. A probe flying over the planet was able to find out that the vortex leaves in the atmosphere of the planet for 300 kilometers, while the temperature of the vortex rises, the deeper the vortex descends toward Jupiter.

Roskosmos discusses the development of space tourism

With a number of international companies Roskosmos experts are going to discuss the prospects for cooperation on the domestic segment of the ISS. According to the forecast, the development of space tourism will be one of the main directions. Today, on December 12, the head of state corporation Igor Komarov informed about this.

Chinese astronomers have discovered 3 new neutron stars

The FAST pilot period will end in 2019, and then the telescope will allow China to detect more than 100 new pulsar stars annually. “I think in the future such important discoveries will become regular,” said Zhang Shuxin, deputy head of the GAOK branch in Guizhou Province.

Appointed the date and time of undocking of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft with the ISS

The decommissioning of the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft with the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for 8.15 Moscow time on December 14, the Mission Control Center press service (MCC) said on Tuesday.

SOGAZ will insure the launch of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft for 3 billion rubles

The contract covers the risks of the complete death of the launch vehicle (the non-launching of spacecraft to a given orbit, the spacecraft is completely destroyed or lost, there was no separation of the spacecraft from the launch vehicle, it is impossible to connect the spacecraft with the ISS for technical reasons, etc.).

Head of RSC Energia: Russia will fly into space on current engines for another 30-50 years

Russian missiles will fly on today’s engines for another 30-50 years, and the cost of deducing the payload will not change. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday by the general director of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev (previously he headed the NGO Energomash, a company that manufactures rocket engines)

GADJETS

A smartphone with a fingerprint scanner under the display will be shown in January

Specialists of the company said that Clear ID FS9500 sensor can work under the screen of any gadget with OLED-display. To recognize the fingerprint, the sensor will illuminate the display and read the pattern. According to Synaptics, their sensor can work even with protective glasses up to 1.5 mm thick

Owners of smartphones Samsung Galaxy are happier than iPhone owners

Analysts likeFolio studied the Twitter feed and found out that users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones write more positive tweets than iPhone owners. The specialists assembled posts of users of both brands in “Twitter” from the beginning of 2016 to the present day.

The latest OS Oreo installed only 1% of Android users

According to Google, the latest mobile OS Oreo installed on less than 1% of Android-devices. Over the month, the number of system users increased by only 0.2%. According to the results of December statistics, Android 8.0 Oreo only works on 0.5% of gadgets

Became known for the exact characteristics of the smartphone Nokia 6

On the expanses of the network, there were accurate data on the technical equipment of the new Nokia 6 smartphone. It is expected that the launch of the new product will begin in early 2018. As it became known, the device will receive a 5.5-inch full-size IPS-screen, 4 GB of internal and 32 GB of flash memory.

The web has features of the “eternal” smartphone Kyocera Torque G03

The creators of the Japanese company to the delight of many disclosed the characteristics of the “eternal” phone Kyocera Torque G03, which in the near future will be presented to the general public. Note that he was nicknamed “unhabitable” due to the fact that the unit is extremely difficult to break or break.

The most powerful Mac will be available on December 14

Apple has announced that from December 14, 2017, users will be able to order a powerful PC-candy bar iMac Pro. The manufacturer positions iMac Pro as the fastest Mac in the history of Apple.

Google has released three exciting new applications for all smartphones

The American corporation announced that its employees managed to create three new stunning applications for smartphones based on the Android and iOS operating systems, which already now can download all comers for free

Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies. All of them relate to experimental programs, that is, in the final analysis, they may turn out to be further developed, or they can be implemented in some other software, thereby expanding its functionality. At the core of the three new applications is the proprietary technology for recognizing objects and people

The network flowed the characteristics of Huawei Honor 9 Lite with a dual camera

Network sources shared the characteristics of the smartphone Huawei Honor 9 Lite, which has not yet been officially introduced.

In the sale came the smart column Google Home Max

Smart column of premium Google Home Max, the largest in size in the family of Google Home, went on sale. Without much excitement Google Home Max appeared in online stores Google Store, Best Buy and Verizon at a price of $ 399 with delivery on the same day

Caviar joined the Putin Team and created the iPhone X for the team members Alexander Ovechkin

Caviar presented two iPhone X with official designs designed specifically for Putin Team and its supporters

INTERNET

ESET warns about the continuation of the cyber espionage operation

ESET warns about the continuation of the cyber espionage operation with traces of participation in the scheme of a large Internet provider. In September 2017, ESET presented a study of the malicious spyware distribution campaign FinFisher (FinSpy), which was previously sold to government agencies.

Malware Wp-Vcd is distributed through “pirate” themes for WordPress

At the end of November 2017, IB specialists told about a new malware Wp-Vcd, which attacks sites running WordPress. Malware uses for attacks already known vulnerabilities in plug-ins or the CMS itself and is masked for legitimate WordPress files.

Exchange Binance included in the listing of ETHLend at the request of users

Every month, users of the Binance exchange vote for the most interesting crypto currency, which subsequently appears as an available-for-trading asset on the platform. Exchange users can already enter / display ETHLend tokens and trade in pairs LEND / BTC and LEND / ETH.

A new macOS-backdoor, masquerading as a document

Researchers from Malwarebytes found that the version of the backdoor OceanLotus, which received the name HiddenLotus, is distributed using the file Lê Thu Hà (HAEDC) .pdf, which is disguised as an Adobe Acrobat file

GAMES

The network leaked information about the development of a new part of Battlefield

The Internet community actively discusses the applications of the YouTube video sharing user under the name AlmightyDag about the alleged development of a new part of the world-famous Battlefield shooter. According to the source, the release of the novelty will take place next year.

The enthusiast went Super Mario Odyssey without jumping

Soon Gamechamp3000 managed to find out that the counter in Super Mario Odyssey takes into account and the mandatory jump during the cutscene. It would seem that the game will not go through the planned way, but Gamechamp3000 resorted to trickery – connected the second player.

Square Enix introduced the mobile version of Life is Strange

Square Enix introduced the mobile version of its favorite by many gamers episodic game Life Is Strange, which tells about the dangerous and unusual adventures of the friends Max Colfield and Chloe Price. The game will be released on iOS the day after tomorrow, December 14, 2018.

Large ARK extension

Studio Wildcard announced the release of the second major expansion for the “sandbox” ARK: Survival Evolved called Aberration.

In Atomega zahveditsya sworn enemies

Limb – the most fierce battles are for control of the central zone, which leads several paths. The team of developers from the Reflections studio supplemented the gameplay with the new mechanics “Sworn Enemy”. If one of the opponents often attacks the player, he becomes a sworn enemy.

In Destiny 2 correct the real error: the elitism of raids

Fortunately, Bungie heard the players, and admitted its wrong. In the official blog post on the site Destiny 2, the developers acknowledged that they made several mistakes when they decided how to control the access of players to the content. Now Bungie will try to correct the mistake.

Ubisoft gives to all comers a PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Following a free copy of the real-time strategy in the World in Conflict Complete Edition, Ubisoft publishers prepared another gift for all PC users – the adventure action game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Jam City and Warner Bros. signed a contract for the creation of the game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Interactive Entertainment announced the conclusion of a license agreement for the creation of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, the first game in which players can create their own characters and immerse themselves in the lives of Hogwarts students. The game will be released under the Warner Bros.

AUTO

Ford announced the intention to produce hybrid unmanned vehicles

Creation of a new car from scratch was announced by executive vice president of the company Jim Farley. He talked about the inefficiency of modern electric vehicles, which require regular recharging and the importance of creating something new. In particular, we are talking about a hybrid engine in the new version.

Presented supercar Ares Panther with folding headlights and motor V10

The Ares Panther car is built on the same platform as the Italian supercar Lamborghini Huracan. Supercar Ares Panther equipped with a powerful engine V10, whose power is not yet voiced, but experts believe that its performance will be at least 570 horsepower.

The car of the year in Japan for the first time was the European crossover

For the first time in three years, the Japanese recognized the European model as the best model in the “Car of the Year in Japan” competition. So, the winner in the Japan Car of the Year category was the new Swedish crossover Volvo XC60 of the latest generation, which was competed in the voting of the jury members.

Chinese company BAIC will refuse cars with ICE in eight years

By 2020, BAIC is going to stop selling cars with gasoline and diesel engines in Beijing, and by 2025 throughout China. Earlier, a similar plan with the same deadlines was voiced by another Chinese company – Chongqing Changan Automobile.

Tuning studio Hennessey presented 1200-strong Chevrolet Corvette ZR

As you know, under the hood of the stock compartment is an eight-cylinder engine with a volume of seven liters and a capacity of 775 hp. After completion of the power unit began to produce 1,200 horsepower. Now the acceleration to the first hundred will be carried out in 2.2 seconds.

Skoda company told about new products, which will appear on the Russian market in 2018.

As reported in the press service of the Czech brand, for April-May, sales of Kodiaq off-road vehicle of local assembly are planned, and in August Russian dealers will have a special line of Skoda Rapid, Octavia and Kodiaq Hockey Edition.

Ares Design unveils Panther Project supercar based on Lamborghini Huracan

The novelty of the Italian body atelier was the upgraded 5.2-liter V10 engine from Huracan. It is assumed that it will be more powerful than the original, which on the standard all-wheel drive modification Huracan develops 610 liters. from.

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