1 Mar, 2018

Exxon Mobil leaves the Russian market

US energy corporation Exxon Mobil announced withdrawal from joint projects with Rosneft to search for new fields.

As the annual report, which the company sent to the US Securities Commission, states, Exxon Mobil is doing this because of EU and US sanctions against Russia imposed after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The process for the withdrawal from the projects for the development of the shelf of the Kara Sea, the Chukchi Sea, the Laptev Sea, as well as the Black Sea, common with Rosneft, will begin as early as 2018.

In addition, Exxon Mobil was the operator of the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project.

The company is forced to leave one of its most promising investments in order not to fall under sanctions.

In 2017, the long-term assets of Exxon Mobil in Russia were estimated at about $ 5.7 billion. In 2016, this figure was 4.8 billion, and in 2015 – 4.7 billion.

Because of the withdrawal from projects with Rosneft, the company incurs losses of at least $ 200 million, writes The New York Times.

Comments from representatives of Exxon Mobil have not yet been received.

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“RIA Novosti” compiled a list of actors criticizing Russia

Many colleagues in the shop criticized Serebryakov, and State Duma deputy Ivan Sukharev suggested that they should not be allowed to shoot in films with state funding of actors who criticize the country. In this regard, RIA Novosti has compiled a list of actors who have been unflattering about Russia, but are working in the country.

The Ministry of Health told about the introduction of drug testing at work

Director of the Moscow Scientific and Practical Center of Narcology, the chief psychiatrist-narcologist of the Ministry of Health of Russia Yevgeny Brun told Izvestia about the introduction of testing for drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Already there is experience at the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant, at some other enterprises, but so far this testing has not become massive. Now we are engaged in entering all labor collectives and conducting preventive work there … Everything will be voluntary. – Eugene Bruhn, a psychiatrist

The second stage of the amnesty of capital starts in Russia on March 1

The second stage of the amnesty of capital starts in Russia from March 1, 2018, it will last until February 28, 2019

Medinsky favored the sale of ancient manors to private owners

According to Medinsky, at present the estate can be a “place of residence for people who are in love with this business, or become a part of different forms of tourism.”

Changes in SDA come into force in Russia in March

Changes in the SDA concerning the use by drivers of vehicles of retro-reflective waistcoats in the dark are coming into force in Russia from 18 March 2018. This is defined in the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12 December 2017

Young voters in Moscow will receive tickets for concerts

Invitations to the concerts of the stars of the Russian stage will be given to young Muscovites aged 18 to 24 who will first come to vote in the presidential election. As the chairman of the Moscow City Election Commission Valentin Gorbunov told journalists, each ticket is designed for two persons

Walmart will not sell weapons to people under 21 years of age

The largest in the US, the Walmart chain, has banned its stores from selling weapons and ammunition to people under the age of 21. The company will also remove from its site images of any items that resemble assault rifles in the form of toys and airguns.

Sanctions in Finnish

Border stores offer residents of St. Petersburg free buses – just to come and buy.

Between St. Petersburg and Nizhny began to run “Sapsan”

High-speed trains “Sapsan” from March 1, 2018 began to run between St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Trains will make a stop in Moscow. To get from St. Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod or vice versa on “Sapsan” it will be possible in 8 hours

The hunger proposed to expand the list of mandatory childhood vaccinations

At the moment, the national calendar of preventive vaccinations includes vaccination against 13 infections.
“We must expand the vaccination schedule,” said the Famine, recalling that, in particular, because of chicken pox in kindergartens, entire groups are being closed.

The teacher fired at the school in Georgia, USA

A school teacher in the US state of Georgia fired at the building of the school. As reported in the police of the city of Dalton, where the school is located, injured as a result of the incident there, and the teacher was detained.

In the US, who took out the hijab Muslim women will pay 180 thousand dollars

The authorities of New York will pay a large compensation to three Muslim women, whom the police forced to remove the hijab. Earlier, the girls appealed to the court and claimed violation of their religious rights. But all cases were closed without charge.


Reality show “House – 2018”

A scandal erupted in the debates of presidential candidates on Rossiya 1: Ksenia Sobchak doused the water of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who roughly cursed her. In the LDPR Sobchak was accused of “historical plagiarism,” and she herself stated that everything “looked sad.”

The squabble between politicians was fastened during the speech of one more candidate – Sergei Baburin. Zhirinovsky intervened in the speech, the time for which Baburin was taken. Sobchak called him to calm, to which the leader of the LDPR called her “fool.”

“It’s not necessary to bring bazaar girls here from the street.” Dirt is everything. “” House-2 “is debauchery, let it shut up,” Zhirinovsky said.

“Participants of” House-2 “behave more decently than you”, – Sobchak answered.

Zhirinovsky continued to call Sobchak, after which she poured a glass of water on politics.

“Behave yourself, I use your methods,” she said. After that, Zhirinovsky broke into the air with foul language.

The prosecutor’s office completed the verification of the film “The Death of Stalin”

No additional measures will be applied, – first deputy prosecutor general of Russia Alexander Buksman told TASS. Recall, this film in Russia recalled the rental certificate. Cinema “Pioneer”, which held several screenings of the film, was fined

Polina Gagarina called the reason for Olga Buzovy’s frenzied popularity

Polina Gagarina decided not to follow in the footsteps of her numerous colleagues who repeatedly criticized and criticized Buzov. The singer decided to tell how to achieve the same popularity, without having vocal data. Gagarina said that in the modern world it is not necessary to have supernatural abilities to conquer the scene.

“Probably, its pret. In all senses of the word. Energy is very important. Perhaps now Olya is on some kind of energy uplift … An artist is a unique unit, and if they go on, it means they are going to him. And then how to search for what the phenomenon is, for, against … I do not want to comment on what happens to Olya Buzovoy, but I know that her ears should burn every day, since in a circle of completely different people her name is mentioned . This is HYIP, “Gagarina said.

Lolita Milyavskaya called Elena Keeper “a finished creature”

“Lawyers want this statement to be deleted, it’s true, it’s not an impudent creature, it’s over,” said the star and added that let the court deal with it further.

Star of “Hunger Games” told about insulting attitude towards itself

American actress Jennifer Lawres, winner of the Oscar and the main actor in the trilogy “Hunger Games,” admitted that she experienced unpleasant moments in communicating with men during filming

Pugacheva praised Sobchak for a shower for Zhirinovsky

Alle Pugacheva liked how Ksenia Sobchak behaved during the debate with Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The TV host was also supported by his colleagues in Dom-2. Judging by the comments of Alla Pugacheva, the singer is pleased with the speech of the presidential candidate Sobchak at the televised debates

Robbie Williams spoke about the “dark” fear of a visit to Russia

British singer Robbie Williams said that the illness, because of which he canceled the trip to Russia, made him survive a strong fear. He said this in an interview with The Sun

In the new movie Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt

Both actors have already starred in the films of Tarantino. DiCaprio played in the film “Django freed” (Django Unchained, 2012), Pitt – in “Inglourious Basterds” (Inglourious Basterds, 2009).

Syria: the producer of the film-nominee for Oscar received a visa to the United States

Syrian producer Karim Abid received an American visa and will be able to attend the Oscar ceremony.

Father Friske: At the funeral, Shepelev told anecdotes

Those present dragged Dmitri from the windowsill, after which he declared that he was not a fool, and plans to live for a long time. The subsequent behavior of the TV presenter and at all angered the father of the deceased, because at some point Shepelev began to laugh loudly and tell the jokes present at the funeral.

Yakovlev shields the injured son-freak

Elena does not approve of the enthusiasm of the heir, but at the same time does not want to go to the conflict with his son because of his tattoos. According to Yakovleva, although she considers the heir’s tattoo as a mistake, but at the same time she understands: Denis has a lot of merits, with which she is very proud.

Picasso’s picture was sold for almost $ 70 million at Sotheby’s in London

Painting of the Spanish and French painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), entitled “Woman in beret and checkered dress (Maria-Therese Walter)” was sold on Wednesday at the auction of the London auction house Sotheby’s for £ 49.8 million ($ 69.4 million) . This is reported by the Associated Press.

Ivan Urgant and Ksenia Sobchak live together

Apartments in high-rise were bought by Willie Tokarev, Dmitry Nagiyev, Andrey Kaikov, Valery Nikolayev and Alexander Shirvindt. Quite near the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, in the “Club House” on Smolensky Boulevard, settled Ivan Urgant, Ksenia Sobchak, Nikita Mikhalkov.

Under the masterpiece Modigliani found a recorded portrait

In the London Tate Gallery, under the masterpiece of Amedeo Modigliani, his earlier work was found. As established art, the painting “Portrait of a Girl” was written on top of another portrait.

About Paul Walker will remove a documentary

Studio Paramount Network will remove a documentary about Paul Walker, reports Deadline. The director of the film “I’m Paul Walker” is Adrian Baitenhais, who previously produced the documentary “I’m Heath Ledger”, and the producer of the project will be Deric Murray.


Because of sanctions: ExxonMobile refused projects with Rosneft

US oil company ExxonMobil decided to withdraw from joint projects with Rosneft due to US and EU sanctions against Russia.

“Gazprom” confirmed that it is obliged to pay “Naftogaz” $ 2.56 billion

The arbitration in Stockholm satisfied Naftogaz’s claims to Gazprom on a $ 4.673 billion gas transit claim, according to two court proceedings, the Russian company must pay 2.56 billion US dollars to the Ukrainian side, Gazprom said.

Gazprom Neft increased its net profit by 26.5% in 2017

At the end of 2017, net profit of PJSC Gazprom Neft increased by 26.5% yoy, to about 253 billion rubles. The company released its IFRS financial results on Wednesday. At the same time, the company’s revenue, taking into account duties, grew by 18.2% yoy, to 2 trillion rubles.

Gazprom increased gas supplies to Turkey

According to the information provided in the official announcement of Gazprom, in 2017 gas supplies to Turkey via the Blue Stream gas pipeline increased to 15.8 billion cubic meters. meters.

In Kazakhstan, the volume of transported gas increased by almost 15%

In 2017, Kazakhstan’s gas transportation company KazTransGas increased the volume of transported gas by 14%, to 100.9 billion cubic meters. m, reported February 28 in the press service of the company. Transportation of gas for export amounted to 17.7 billion cubic meters. m, which is 34% more than in 2016.

Sibur estimates the remaining capex in Zapsibneftekhim at $ 4.2 billion

Sibur estimates the remaining capex at Zapsibneftekhim at $ 4.2 billion, according to the company’s IFRS report for 2017.

Gazprom Neft began testing an important facility in Yamal

Gazprom Neft has started testing the first complex gas treatment complex (GPG) and its injection system at the Novoportovskoye field in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.

The media learned about the threat of disruption of the timing of the purchase of Rosneft shares by $ 9 billion

The Chinese edition reminds that earlier the company headquartered in Shanghai agreed to buy Rosneft shares for $ 9.1 billion – now journalists are afraid that the deal may be postponed again due to the fact that CEFC will not be able to find a bank to obtain a loan for payment of a part of the amount under the contract.

Excise stamps on alcohol and tobacco will grow in price

The cost of the excise mark for marking tobacco products is planned to be fixed at a rate of 200 rubles per 1000 copies excluding value-added tax (previously – 150 rubles), and the cost of an excise mark for the labeling of alcohol products is 1,850 rubles per 1000 copies, excluding VAT 1700 rubles).

FAS has launched an investigation into the growth of prices for SMS-mailings

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia initiated an investigation into MTS, Megafon, Vympelcom and Tele2 because of the possible increase in the cost of SMS-sending to banks. This is reported by the head of the Communications and Information Technologies Department of the FAS Elena Zaeva

The growth of US GDP in the IV quarter of 2017 slowed to 2.5%

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the US economy grew by 2.5% in annual terms, according to the second estimate of the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce. The estimation coincided with the forecast of analysts

The new chairman of the Fed returns the old problem for China

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell surprised some investors with signals about a possible acceleration of interest rate hikes in the US this year. Probably, he also complicated the life of the Chinese authorities.

Powell’s speech in the Senate contributed to the continued growth in the yield of 10-year Treasury bonds to 2.90%. Now it is only 0.92 percentage points below the yield of similar 10-year bonds of China, that is, the gap has narrowed to a minimum since March and has become much less than 1.67 points, reports Dow Jones.

Theoretically, narrowing the gap in yield makes US Treasury bonds more attractive and unfolds capital flows from China’s bonds.

Gazprom places 5-year Eurobonds for 750 million Swiss francs

The last time Gazprom held in Swiss francs in July 2017 was 500 million Swiss francs at 2.25% per annum. In addition to this issue, last year Gazprom placed Eurobonds for $ 750 million (for the first time in three years, placement in dollars), £ 850 million and € 750 million.

Annual inflation in the eurozone slowed in February to 1.2%

The annual inflation in the euro area is again slowing down – the figure dropped to 1.2% in February from 1.3% in January of this year, the correspondent of Banki.ru in Brussels said with reference to the preliminary estimates of Eurostat.

ExxonMobil made the seventh discovery of hydrocarbon reserves on the shelf of Guyana

American ExxonMobil made the seventh discovery of hydrocarbon reserves on the shelf of Guyana, the company said. The company in January began drilling a well of Pacora-1 with a length of 5.6 kilometers.

ExxonMobil plans to create in Mozambique an export project for LNG

US oil company ExxonMobil plans to create a project for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Mozambique, Reuters reported citing a company spokesman


In Poland, the law on banning “Bandera ideology” came into force

In Poland, the law came into force on March 1, which prohibits the country accuse the people of being responsible for the Holocaust, but also introduces penalties for the promotion of “Bandera ideology.”

Director of Communications of the White House resigned

Director of Communications of the White House, Hope Hicks, resigns after less than six months, the press service of the US administration reported.

On Tuesday, Hope Hicks, for more than nine hours, answered questions from members of the US House of Representatives intelligence committee on the investigation of Russia’s alleged intervention in the US elections in 2016. According to CNN, Hicks admitted that she had lied for Trump’s sake, but, she said, it was an innocent lie to save.

Facebook found no evidence of “Russian intervention” in Brexit

The letter states that no additional Russian-related accounts or pages that would advertise in the UK during the referendum on Brexit were found in the internal investigation, in addition to the “minimal activity reported earlier”.

Tokyo expressed a protest to Seoul on the issue of “women for consolation”

Japan protested to South Korea after the words of South Korean President Mun Zhe In regarding Tokyo’s position on “women for consolation.” This was stated at a press conference by the Secretary-General of the Japanese government Yoshihide Suga

Clinton called Trump to protect the US from “still-coming” Russians

Ex-Secretary of State and former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes that “the Russians are still going” and President Donald Trump must stop ignoring this fact and begin to protect the United States from them.

I say this as a former secretary of state and as an American: the Russians are still going. Our intelligence community calls Trump to action. Will he continue to ignore them and refuse to act or will he defend our country? – Hillary Clinton, American politician

German media accused the Russian Federation of attacking hackers on the servers of the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry

Sites of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany were attacked by foreign hackers. This was reported by the DPA agency with reference to security sources. According to his information, the cyberattack was carried out by hackers of grouping ART28, also known as Fancy Bears.

In ЛНР have declared the arrangement about “an absolute truce” in Donbass

At the talks in Minsk, the Contact Group on Peaceful Resolution of the Conflict in Donbass agreed to establish an “absolute truce” in the conflict zone on March 5. This was stated by a representative at the negotiations of the self-proclaimed LC, Vladislav Daney, the Lugansk information center reports.

The parties agreed on the absolute observance of the ceasefire, which will begin exactly at midnight on March 5 in Kiev, as well as measures to control it. The final document will be agreed by the parties and will be published in the coming days. – Vladislav Danego, statesman


Security conference under the aegis of the Security Council of Russia will be held in Sochi

The Security Conference under the auspices of the Russian Security Council will be held in Sochi from April 24 to 26, 2018. This in an interview with RIA Novosti told the assistant secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation on international security issues Alexander Venediktov.

Pentagon: Poroshenko hurried with allegations of arms shipments

The Pentagon commented on Petro Poroshenko’s statements about the supply of American weapons. “It’s premature to talk about when it will be,” said a spokesman for the US Department of Defense. RIA Novosti reminds that the president of Ukraine earlier called specific deadlines.

Delivery of weapons should take place in a few weeks. We are talking about a number of supplies, in particular anti-sniper complexes. This is especially important at the front … means of electronic warfare and many other types of weapons. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

A group of landing ships of the US Navy entered the Mediterranean Sea

A landing group of ships of the US Navy entered the Mediterranean Sea. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the data of the International Automatic Identification System AIS.

The Syrian army conducted an operation to clean up militants in East Gut

Syrian government troops conducted an overnight operation to clear militants in East Gut, Muraselon reported, citing a source in the military department. According to the publication, the night operation was conducted by elite units of the “Tiger Force” in the town of Haush Dawahr and its environs.

NYT reported on the reluctance of Syrian Kurds to fight with IG

According to The New York Times, referring to the US military, “thousands of Kurdish fighters and commanders” from the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) are increasingly refusing to fight terrorists (in particular, with the terrorist organization “Islamic State” banned in Russia) .

London asked the US not to execute the British executioners DAISH

London demanded that the US guarantee that the White House will not seek the use of the death penalty for the case of British detainees in Syria who were executioners of the DAIS (the Arabic name of the banned “IGIL” group in Russia).

UN convoy exploded on a mine in Mali, four peacekeepers were killed

Four peacekeepers were killed as a result of an attack on the UN mission in Mali. The MINUSMA (Multidisciplinary Integrated Mission of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali) communiqué says that the Blue Helmets convoy was blown up on a mine near the city of Mopti


AliExpress launches two new services in Russia since March 1

On the first day of spring, the largest Chinese trading platform AliExpress launches two new services in Russia, the newspaper Kommersant writes. Since March 1, the “blog exchange” and the international social network “Shopaholic Club” will work, the newspaper notes.

The slow-motion mode will be the main feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9

In the company Samsung said that among the many innovations of the Galaxy S9, the main one is the slow-motion mode. Also representatives of the South Korean brand noted that this function is sure to appeal to users.

Wacom presented a 24-inch interactive display Cintiq Pro

Japanese transnational company presented a 24-inch interactive display. This monitor is a full-fledged monoblock that works like a PC. The novelty is based on Windows 10.

Apple patented a laptop with an OLED display instead of a keyboard

The American corporation Apple patented the right to release laptops with OLED-display, which acts as a physical keyboard. According to the description of the alleged future of the MacBook, it will consist of two hinged screens.

Hackers found a new way to cheat iPhone, iPad and Mac owners

Attackers have found a new way to cheat iPhone, iPad and Mac owners.

All that was needed for scammers is the Email address database for logging into Apple ID.

They send letters to these addresses, exactly the same as important messages from Apple, and use various tricks that prevent their messages from being sent to Spam.

The letter contains “important” information and a link, after which users go to the Apple fake site where they are asked to enter important information: data from their account, and then the bank card number, its validity period and a CVV code consisting of three digits .

When a credulous user enters all the necessary information, all his funds are immediately written off from his card.

GeIL introduced the newest DDR4 memory modules in Russia

GeIL (Golden Emperor International Ltd.) announced the launch of Russian sales of the latest DDR4 memory modules and sets designed for use in gaming systems.

Scientists have studied the harm from the radiation of smartphones

The radiation from the smartphone is much weaker than the ionizing radiation, and does not have enough energy to directly damage the DNA structure at the cellular level, but the researchers of the American Cancer Society (ACS) still believe that as a precautionary measure, mobile use should be reduced as far as possible

Volvo Cars launched a fund for investment in technology startups

The name of the company in the message is not specified. The amount of the investment and the total amount of the fund are also not disclosed. The vice-president for strategic partnership of the Volvo Cars technology center in the Silicon Valley, Zaki Fasihrudin

Vkontakte users can now be authorized through Google

The end of February became a landmark for the adherents of the social network “VKontakte”. Now they can be authorized through a Google account. Earlier, the entrance was available through internal registration or the Facebook page.


Scientists have learned why hallucinogenic fungi secrete psilocybin

Hallucinogenic effect of the fungus is due to stimulation of serotonin 5-HT2A receptors, the publication notes in its message. American scientists believe that psilocybin can change the behavior of insects, including termites. However, experts do not cite evidence of their theory

Scientists: the touch of a loved one relieve the pain

French and Israeli scientists in the course of the research found that with the help of touch it is possible to save a person from pain. This is due to the fact that with their help you can synchronize brain activity and thus dull the pain.

Scientists: Depression can lead to changes in the brain

According to experts from the Center for Addiction and Psychological Health at the University of Toronto, clinical disorders lead to a disruption of the functional of neurons. Scientists have analyzed the work of the brain during the period of clinical depression, comparing it with inflammations of various types.

Soft robokuki equipped with pressure sensors and internal pressure

American engineers have developed a soft actuator, equipped with three types of sensors that respond to pressure, curvature and changes in internal pressure.

GM-lymphocytes saved mice from glioblastoma

Scientists have tested lymphocytes with a chimeric antigenic receptor against the CSPG4 marker as a treatment for glioblastoma, the most aggressive brain tumor. Modified lymphocytes successfully suppressed the development of glioblastoma in mice and prolonged their life.

In Europe, in 2020, test the hybrid rotorcraft RACER

In Europe, helicopter holding Airbus Helicopters will test the novelties. The RACER hybrid rotorcraft (Rapid and Cost-Effective Rotorcraft) will be tested by specialists in 2020. Information is provided by Flightglobal.

Xenon isotopes will tell you about the chemical composition of the Archaean air

Geologists from France and the USA, led by David V. Bekaert of the University of Lorraine, found that to clarify the atmospheric composition of the Archaean atmosphere, it is possible to use the isotopic composition of xenon, which can be found, for example, in quartzite samples of three billion years old found in the western Australia.

Scientists have discovered stem cells of double action

Scientists from the University of Queensland Laboratory (Australia) have discovered double-acting stem cells that can generate cells with blood vessels. The research materials appeared in the thematic edition. Biologists have isolated endothelial progenitor cells from the placenta.

Scientists have told us where in the solar system can be life

Scientists have established that extraterrestrial life can theoretically exist within the solar system, reports Phys.org. According to researchers from Germany and Austria, the conditions on Enceladus, one of the satellites of Saturn, are suitable for the life of archaea – unicellular microorganisms that do not have a nucleus.


Russia will give Kazakhstan two launch sites in Baikonur

Until the end of May, Russia will give Kazakhstan two pads at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Izvestia reports. This edition was informed by the deputy chairman of the aerospace committee of the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan Galymzhan Dunbayev

Discovered the first stars of the universe

The first stars in the universe appeared 180 million years after the Big Bang, and not through 500 million, as was thought before. To this conclusion came scientists from the American University of Arizona. Experts scanned the sky in the range from 50 to 100 MHz using a ground station

Astronomers: The Moon and the Earth could have been born inside a giant “bagel”

The moon could not have been born inside the disk from the wreckage of the Earth and its progenitor Teiya, and in a hot “bagel” of hot gas that arose after their collision and the evaporation of a tenth of our planet, the article published in the journal JGR: Planets says.

For four years, S7 Space will produce 12 launches from the Sea Launch

It is planned that in the period from 2019 to 2022 years 12 launches will be made. This is reported on the site of the company S7 Space. In particular, the first start will take place in December next year

On the ISS arrived flying robot with Artificial Intelligence

At the ISS arrived flying robot with Artificial Intelligence, which will monitor the mental state of the crew. At the ISS, a ball-shaped robot was delivered to Simon, who was nicknamed “flying brain” because of its shape, because the robot is made in the form of a ball with a face.

Astronomers have found one of the most non-metallic stars

A group of Spanish astronomers discovered a primitive star with an extremely low iron content. The object, called SDSS J0023 + 0307, has become one of the most non-metallic stars from the open to date, according to The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

A small asteroid will pass in 113 thousand kilometers from the Earth

A small asteroid will be held on Friday at a distance of 113 thousand kilometers from Earth. As portal Space.com reported on Wednesday referring to astronomers participating in the NASA project to search for small celestial bodies, the diameter of the asteroid that received the designation 2018DV1 is estimated at seven meters.

All ruble prices for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up truck in Russia are named

Mercedes-Benz dealers began accepting orders in Russia for a new pickup of the X-Class. In June, he will appear in showrooms of official cars and some small tonnage centers. According to the company, the novelty will be represented by models X 220 d for 163 “horses” and X 250 d for 190 “horses”.

The base Pure will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Its price will be 2 899 000 rubles. Model X 250 d Progressive with a 7-speed automatic transmission will cost 3 169 000 rubles. The top version of X 250 d Power will cost 3 499 000 rubles ….

In Russia, sales of the new seven-seater crossover Lexus RX 350L

In the Russian market, Lexus RX L will be offered only in the RX350L version. Under the hood of this version is a 3.5-liter V6 with a power of 294 hp. In Russia, the basic equipment of the RX350L was estimated at 3,804,000 rubles. It will have 10 airbags and an audio system with 12 speakers.

Flagship Skoda Superb will be hybrid next year

The company announced a hybrid version of the model for 2019. At the elevator, a plug-in hybrid power plant PHEV was announced.

Updated sedan Subaru Legacy will return to the Russian market

The new version will be offered with a non-alternative gasoline engine, and the start of preliminary orders is scheduled for May 2018. Official representatives of the Russian office of the Japanese brand told that the updated sedan Subaru Legacy will reach the Russian market in May.

McLaren presented a very carbon version of the Senna hyperkar

British automaker McLaren presented a very carbon version of the hyper car Senna, which premiered in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The material of the entire body will be the lightest carbon fiber, covered with a thin layer of transparent lacquer on top.

KIA starts selling new fast food Stinger on the Russian market

Today, on March 1, KIA starts selling a new fast food stinger on the Russian market. The corresponding information is divided “AUTOSTAT”.

Honda announces seven-seat hybrid version of the CR-V crossover

Other characteristics of the plant are not yet declassified, but it is known that the hybrid crossover will be offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions. An ordinary crossover will be offered with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, a pair of which will be a six-speed mechanic or a variator.

BMW will present at the Geneva Motor Show a four-door coupe 8-Series

Most likely, the manufacturer will present at the Geneva Motor Show a new four-door version of the 8-Series coupe. A year ago, before the debut of the two-door model, the same teaser was published, only in this image it is evident that the car is more spacious

Mitsubishi recalls almost 40 thousand cars in Russia

According to the information published on the official website of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart), nearly 40,000 Mitsubishi cars were recalled in Russia.
The cause of the service campaign is the possible incorrect operation of the relay control unit ICE. As a result of this malfunction, the engine of recalled vehicles may die out.

All the work on the elimination of this malfunction will be carried out free of charge for the owners of cars that have fallen under the service share.

Premium crossover DS7 Crossback appeared at Chinese dealers

Alliance Peugeot-Citroen launches the sale of SUV Cross-country SUV on the market. In the Chinese market, live sales should start on March 20, but already in the showrooms there were the first commodity models

Published the first teaser of the new generation of the KIA Quoris sedan

South Korean automaker KIA published the first teaser video of the KIA Quoris sedan of the new generation. According to the latest data, the official world premiere of the new luxury sedan will be held in April this year.

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