30 Mar, 2019

Fake News Act Enters into Force

In Russia, on Friday, March 29, laws on fake news come into force, as well as a law on insulting society and state symbols, TASS reports.

Earlier, President Vladimir Putin signed a law on administrative responsibility for the dissemination of information that insults society and the state.

Thus, the penalty for distributing fake news starts from 30 thousand rubles for citizens up to 500 thousand rubles for legal entities. If an inaccurate news will lead to a malfunction of life-support facilities, transport or social infrastructure, the fine threshold is increased to 100 thousand rubles for citizens and to a million rubles for companies. A fine of 300 thousand to 1.5 million rubles will be threatened if the dissemination of false information led to the death of a person or massive disturbances of public order.

The penalty for insulting state symbols for the first time is 30-100 thousand rubles. In case of a repeated violation, the threshold will increase to 100-200 thousand, and if this happens again more than two times, the violator is threatened with a 200-300 thousand fine or administrative arrest of up to 15 days.

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Brazil urged Russia to withdraw the military from Venezuela

On March 26, Maria Zakharova’s comment was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, in which she recalled that Russian specialists have the right to be in Venezuela in accordance with the military-technical cooperation agreement (MTC) of 2001 and additional approval from the National Assembly for this is not required.

NATO ships entered the Black Sea

Four warships of the second permanent naval group of NATO passed the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits, entered the Black Sea. Interfax informs about this with reference to the source. It is noted that the first NATO ships entered the Black Sea around 19:00 MSK.

Named the date of the meeting of Trump with Mun Zhe Un on the DPRK

It is specified that Mun Zhe Ying will arrive in the USA on April 10, and the meeting with the President of the USA will take place the next day – on April 11. The White House has confirmed this information.

Germany has extended a ban on the supply of arms to Saudi Arabia

The German government extended to September 30 a ban on the supply of weapons to Saudi Arabia. This was reported by NTV television channel with reference to the official representative of the Cabinet Steffen Seibert.

Putin spoke out against the construction of the high-speed railway to Kazan

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not approve the construction of a high-speed railway (VSM) Zheleznodorozhny-Gorokhovets, which was supposed to be the first section of Moscow-Kazan, and is inclined to the expediency of creating an alternative toll road, writes with reference to sources of the Kommersant newspaper.

In the Pension Fund of Dagestan are searched

Law enforcement officers conduct special activities in the building of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in Dagestan. On the reasons for the visit of security officials in the OPF on RD is still unknown. In addition, according to sources of “Cheka”, searches and seizure of documents take place in the homes of some senior staff of the pension fund in the country.

The United States spent over five years on the army of Ukraine more than $ 1.3 billion

Pentagon spokesman Eric Pachon told Izvestia that the USA has allocated over $ 1.3 billion to Ukraine in 2014 to strengthen its defense capability and improve interaction with NATO.

More than 100 tons of ammunition were destroyed in Eastern Gute during the year

The Syrian military for the year destroyed more than 100 tons of ammunition, which threw the militants, retreating from the suburb of Damascus Eastern Guta, told the brigadier general, the commander of the engineering group Mayas Mahmoud Asa.

CNN: Trump’s son-in-law was interrogated on the “Russian case”

The son-in-law of US President Donald Trump Jared Kushner testified to the committee of the Senate, which deals with the “Russian business.” This is reported by CNN. As noted, this happened behind closed doors. The channel said that CNN journalists noticed him leaving the building. Later, the testimony of Kushner was confirmed by the senator in the committee.

 Gazprom will buy the company Rotenberg and Timchenko

Structures of Gazprom are negotiating the purchase of its largest contractors – Stroygazmontazh companies from Arkady Rotenberg and Stroytransneftegaz from Gennady Timchenko, told RBC two sources close to Gazprom and a company interlocutor who works with a monopoly.

Moscow offered to give the right to vote to residents with temporary registration

Moscow City Election Committee has developed amendments to the rules of voting in the capital, said the head of the IPCC, Valentin Gorbunov, writes Kommersant. Among other innovations is the right to vote in elections for residents of the city with a temporary registration.

Kremlin responded to Trump’s call to leave Venezuela

We do not believe that third countries should be concerned about our bilateral relations with some states. We in no way interfere in the internal affairs of Venezuela. We hope that third countries will follow our example and allow Venezuelans to decide their own fate. – Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the President of Russia

The Ministry of Labor offered to pay the Russians for an uncomfortable schedule

The Ministry of Labor of Russia plans to develop methods for assessing the impact of intellectual workloads on employees’ health and obliging employers to pay extra for non-optimal working conditions.

Izvestia: Roskoschestvo prepared a new GOST for baby food

Roskoschestvo developed a new GOST after checking the quality of baby food, which was conducted jointly with the Ministry of Industry and Trade at the end of 2018. The study showed that the actual content of nutrients and vitamins in infant formula does not correspond to the level indicated on the product label.

A meeting of reindeer herders will be held in the Magadan region

The governor of the Magadan region, Sergey Nosov, arrived in the North-Evensk city district on a working visit. During the event, herders will discuss with the leadership of the Magadan region working conditions and the future development of the traditional direction of agriculture. Also in the framework of the rally will be held a concert and a race on a reindeer sleigh. Then Sergey Nosov will hold a meeting with the leaders of the reindeer brigades.

The relatives and colleagues of the head of “Rostec” found villas in Spain

Investigative journalists from the International Organized Crime and Corruption Investigation Project (OCCRP) have discovered a village in Spain, in which the houses belong to the relatives and the entourage of the head of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov. The text of the investigation published in the publication “Medusa”.

Muscovites leave the city

The share of Muscovites who leave the city on time or forever, accounts for 32 percent of all rented apartments in the capital. This is stated in the materials of the agency “Inkom Real Estate”, which is referred to “Lenta.ru”.

According to company statistics, five percent of apartment owners leaving the city receive education abroad, 17 percent found work in another country. Another 19 percent leave for family reasons, 24 percent are people who are planning to build a business (mainly farming) in the province. The remaining 35 percent accounts for pensioners who rent housing in Moscow in order to provide for themselves, while moving to relatives, to a country house, to a village or a small town.

300 smart stops will appear in Chelyabinsk

Such stops should become peculiar islands of security. There will be several cameras installed that will analyze the behavior of people at the bus stop, and, in the case of non-typical behavior, transfer data to the public order protection bodies, – Oleg Izvekov, Director of the Smart City project in the Urals

In addition, they will have a button for calling a taxi and an access point to free Wi – Fi. The stops will be part of the project “Smart City”, which has been implemented in the Chelyabinsk region since 2017.

ONF helps to modernize employment services

At a meeting of the central headquarters of the ONF, a new project of social activists “Employment Service 2.0” was presented, which was described by the coordinator of the “Profstagiya” Front project, Ilya Semin. According to him, activists will assess the work of the employment service in the regions and develop their recommendations for the modernization of their activities.

“The main task is to contribute to the modernization of the employment services in accordance with the needs of citizens and employers. We will evaluate how the employment services in the regions work, analyze how people are satisfied with their activities, and determine the best practices, ”said Semin.

Authorities postponed the launch of a new funded pension system

The introduction of the draft law on individual pension capital (ICP) has been postponed indefinitely. About this “Izvestia” reported several sources close to the government, the presidential administration and the Central Bank.

Authorities abandoned plans to transfer St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church

The issue of the transfer of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church is no longer on the agenda, told RBC a government source and source, close to the Ministry of Culture. “The topic is closed,” – said RBC source in the government.

Toyota has applied for special investment contract

Toyota submitted an application to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the conclusion of a special investment contract (SPIC), sources told the Kommersant, and then confirmed to the company. According to the interlocutors of the newspaper, now the company intends to invest 20 billion rubles. for 10 years, localize the production of a number of components, as well as modernize production in St. Petersburg.

Gazprom will buy part of the assets of Kyrgyzneftegaz

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Board of Gazprom, and Kubatbek Boronov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, signed a roadmap on the participation of the Russian company in the acquisition of property and assets of Kyrgyzneftegaz in the framework of the state visit of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Kyrgyzstan.

Central Bank filed for bankruptcy Ufa Roskomsnabbank

The National Bank of Bashkortostan, the Central Bank branch, today submitted to the Arbitration Court of the Republic an application for bankruptcy of Ufa Roskomsnabank, whose license the regulator recalled on March 7. Date of consideration of the case has not yet been appointed.

The selection of participants of the national project on export will begin on April 1

The competition for the selection of participants in the national export project will begin on April 1, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said during a speech at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.

“Today we are entering the stage of practical implementation. Competition procedures for the selection of participants in this project will begin on Monday, ”Kozak said.

The Accounting Chamber has revealed an overestimation of the cost of work on the Russian Railways line in Siberia

The company Russian Railways overestimated the cost of construction and installation work on the Mezhdurechensk-Taishet line by almost half a billion rubles. This was discovered by the Inspectors of the Accounts Chamber, reports OTP.

FESCO’s revenue in 2018 increased by 30.3%

The consolidated revenue of the FESCO transport group in 2018, according to IFRS, grew by 30.3% year-on-year, to 57.0 billion rubles amid a revival of the economic situation and an increase in transportation volumes.

The main problem of the Russian economy – Vladislav Zhukovsky Stolypin club

The Russian authorities are doing everything possible to ensure that there are no points of growth, economic development, investment, expansion of the middle class and money from the population in the Russian Federation, says Vladislav Zhukovsky, an economist and member of the presidium of the Stolypin club. He stated this on March 27 to a REGNUM correspondent commenting on the words of Bank of Russia Chairman Elvira Nabiullina, who declared that the lack of domestic sources of long-term money was a weak point of the Russian economy.

“The main problem of the Russian economy is Elvira Nabiullina herself and others like her,” said Zhukovsky. – Different sorts of Siluan, oreskina, Medvedev and, in general, the entire Russian political and economic construction of a flawed type. That socio-economic and financial policy that has been pursued by the Russian authorities over the past decades puts an end to the development of the economy. It suppresses investment, stifles small and medium-sized businesses, destroys the middle class, maintains a shortage of money in the economy, high interest rates and makes domestic production unprofitable and meaningless

China reduces refining VAT and retail fuel prices

Due to the adjustment of the value-added tax rate (VAT) from April 1, 2019, retail prices for gasoline and diesel fuel will be reduced to 225 yuan ($ 33.4 per ton) per ton and 200 yuan per ton, respectively.

Emissions of carbon dioxide increased to historic highs.

Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO 2) increased in 2018 by 560 million tons to a historical maximum of more than 33 billion tons due to increased demand (2.3%) for energy resources and extreme weather conditions. This is evidenced by the report of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Armenia wants to discuss gas price with Russia again: vice premier

Armenia wants to negotiate with Russia on the price of gas not for one year, but for longer periods. Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan announced this at the government hour in the Armenian parliament. The price of gas is fixed every year.

Yakutia should switch to its own motor fuel until 2027

As reported by YSIA, Yakutia, due to high prices and low-quality gasoline at gas stations, can start producing its own fuel by 2022. Aysen Nikolayev noted that the implementation of projects in this area will, according to preliminary calculations, reduce the cost of a liter of gasoline by 8-10 rubles.

Gazprom Mezhregiongaz NN will shut off gas at eight boilers of Arzamas for debts

Residents of Arzamas may be left without hot water because of the debts of the supplier company of the municipal unitary Thermal Power Production Enterprise (TEPP) of 247.3 million rubles. Gazprom Mezhregiongaz NN intends to disconnect eight boiler TEP from gas today

Krasnoyarsk Territory within 5 years may become the 2nd in the Russian Federation after the KhMAO for oil production

Krasnoyarsk Territory has become a leader in oil production in Siberia and may take second place in the country after the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District in the next 5-6 years, said Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, coordinator of the Oil and Gas of Siberia program Alexey Kontorovich.

FSB auditioned Mikhail Abyzov for two years

The FSB intercepted Mikhail Abyzov, the former Minister for Open Government, at least two years before his arrest, RBC reports citing sources.

HBO showed the trailer for the series “Chernobyl”

The premiere of the series “Chernobyl” will be held May 6 of this year. HBO showed the trailer for the Chernobyl mini-series based on the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. The two-minute video was published on the official page of the American TV channel on YouTube

Benedict Cumberbatch starred in the war drama “1917”

The star of “Doctor Strange” Benedict Cumberbatch received a role in the military drama of Sam Mendes “1917”. Christie Wilson-Kearns (“Scary Tales”) wrote the script for the film together with Mendez, who occupies the director’s chair of the film. The film will unfold during the First World War.

Teaser trailer for horror “Terrible stories for the story in the dark”

A teaser-trailer for Andre Ovredal’s film “Scary stories for a story in the dark” from producer and screenwriter Guillermo Del Toro has appeared on the web. In the center of the plot will be a group of teenagers involved in horrible events in a small town on the eve of Halloween. The film is based on the books of Alvin Schwartz, but is not their exact adaptation. “Scary stories for the story in the dark” will be released on October 31, 2019.

Stephen King’s story was filmed in Russia

Directed by Alexander Domogarov Jr. posted on YouTube his first short film “Let the Children” based on the story of the famous American writer Stephen King.

Theater group from Balashikha won the grand prix of the international festival

The musical theater group “Children of Melpomene” of the Balashikha Children’s Art School won the Grand Prix at the International Festival “Theatrical Assemblies”, the city district press service reports.

“We showed the musical fantasy of Gogol’s Petersburg Narratives, Meyerhold’s metaphors to Schnittke’s music. All these authors are anniversaries in 2019. We prepared a lot of material during the preparation. We showed illustrations of Savva Brodsky on the screen. Everything turned out! we are 10 points each, “- the words of the team leader Anna Marfina are in the message.

 The Matrix is ​​twenty years old

Twenty years ago, the first movie of one of the most popular sci-fi franchises in the world was released, which not only changed our ideas about reality, but also influenced all modern cinema.

Iggy Pop and Tom Waits will star in Jim Jarmusch’s movie about zombies

American musicians have already appeared in his 2003 “Coffee and Cigarettes” tape. The new film director will tell about the zombies. You will see Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevigny, Bill Murray, Daniel Craig and Caleb Landry Jones.

A new version of “Pet Cemeteries” is coming out.

30 years after the first adaptation, a new version of “Pet Graveyards” is released. One of the darkest works of Stephen King in 1989 turned into the most profitable horror in the world, and, apparently, the new adaptation plans at least to repeat that record.

Eva Krause released her solo album “Renaissance”

“Renaissance” became the second solo album of the singer after “Lyubol”, which was released in November 2018. In December last year, the group “We” announced the collapse. Eva Krause accused Daniel Sheika of treason and manipulation.

A new trailer for the film “Godzilla 2: King of Monsters” has been released

Warner Brothers Pictures has released a new TV trailer for the film Godzilla 2: The King of Monsters on its official YouTube channel. In the video you can see the already known monsters of Rodan, Motru and the three-headed King Hydorus.

The handpan will sound in Syktyvkar

For the first time in Syktyvkar a concert of the group Nadishana Trio will be held, bringing together musicians from Germany, Hungary and Indonesia. In their program, the performers combined ethnics, jazz, progressive and acoustics, and the unusual instrument will be the key instrument.

Roskomnadzor found the most effective way to block Telegram

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) sent the heads of three operators from the “big four” – MTS, MegaFon and VimpelCom – an offer to test equipment for deep filtering on their networks in any region traffic (Deep Packet Inspection; DPI), developed by the Russian company RDP.RU; The purpose of testing is to prepare for the implementation of the so-called draft law on sovereign Runet. The test will also show whether it is possible to block Telegram and reduce the speed of access to YouTube

Boston Dynamics introduced the mover

The robotics company Boston Dynamics, on its YouTube channel, demonstrated a Handle robot equipped with a suction paddle for loading and unloading

Twitter will mark the “bad” messages of politicians

Twitter intends to change the attitude to the posts of politicians who do not meet the requirements of the social network. According to service representative Vijay Gadde, the administration is working on notifying users that the publication is contrary to company policy.

Broadcasters offered to create a single seller of their content on the Internet.

The National Media Group (NMG) proposed to legislatively establish the creation of a single operator in Russia that will distribute the content of the largest Russian TV channels on the Internet (channels of the first and second multiplexes), RBC reports citing four sources in the telecommunications industry.

Bank accounts of citizens are emptied on a call

In recent months, the Bank of Russia has recorded a sharp rise in unauthorized transactions with bank customer accounts. In the overwhelming majority of cases, they occur through substitute telephone numbers using social engineering. Banks and telecom operators are ready to deal with it and even offer real technical solutions – but they cannot decide who should pay to whom and how much. Therefore, citizens can only be careful with their personal data and not be frank with unknown subscribers, even if they are calling from a telephone bank.

VyprVPN will not connect to the Roskomnadzor registry

VyprVPN service will not connect to the registry of information banned in Russia, said Sandy Jokubaitis, general director of Golden Frog, the developer company. Yokubaitis told Interfax that the relevant requirement of Roskomnadzor was received the day before.

“We are not going to fulfill any censorship requirements of the Russian government. Our main mission is to keep the Internet open and free, ”he said.

In turn, the founder and CEO of OpenVPN, Francis Dignet, also said that the company would not fulfill the requirement of Roskomnadzor and connect to the register of information prohibited in Russia. He stated that the company does not intend to compromise.

Potentially dangerous technology found in Intel chips

Analytical experts at Positive Technologies conducted a small study, during which undocumented technology was discovered in Intel processors. It provides the ability to read data from memory and intercept signals from peripheral devices.

Scientists broke mosquitoes human search system

Aedes aegypti suffers from dengue fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, zika virus and some other diseases. Mosquitoes find people including the heat of the human body and exhaled carbon dioxide, as well as focusing on the complex smell of human sweat.

Scientists from Amsterdam have taught robots to “multiply”

As part of a pilot project, scientists created two “parent” robots who exchanged software code and created a “child” (so far only in the form of a code), which inherited their specific features.

Scientists have created “contraceptive jewelry” for women

In recent years, scientists have been actively exploring the potential of transdermal therapeutic systems. These are patches and films that stick to the skin and slowly release this or that medicine. Such tools are widely used to combat nicotine addiction, suppression of symptoms of motion sickness, and so on.

Not so long ago, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created a revolutionary contraceptive patch for women, which releases an active contraceptive into the body called levonorgestrel.

Hot tea causes cancer of the esophagus

Drinking hot tea increases the risk of esophageal cancer by 90%, writes Eurekalert, citing experts from the American Cancer Society. The study lasted for ten years and covered about 50 thousand volunteers aged 40 to 75 years.

Life in the orphanage reprogram the blood cell genome

Russian researchers have studied from the point of view of epigenetics, how exactly life in a shelter, far from biological parents, affects children under four years of age. Having studied the modification of DNA in the blood cells of several dozen of such children, they found the results of epigenetic reprogramming — the work of some genes was suppressed, while others, on the contrary, were strengthened.

The United States launched an experimental military communications satellite into orbit.

The Electron launch vehicle (“Electron”) of the American company Rocket Lab successfully launched an experimental communications satellite into orbit. The satellite was made by request of the Pentagon’s Advanced Research Programs Administration (DARPA), TASS reports.

Scientists: another galaxy without dark matter found

Astronomers confirmed the almost complete absence of dark matter in the galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 and found next to it a similar one – NGC 1052-DF4. The data on the velocities of stars in these objects are fully consistent with the distribution of visible matter and are incompatible with the presence of dark matter.

Hubble telescope recorded the self-destruction of a giant asteroid

The width of the object reaches 4-9 km, and it also has a pair of narrow comet-like tails of debris. This phenomenon indicates that the celestial body is subject to gradual self-destruction. In particular, each tail serves as evidence of an active event that released material into space.

Hubble telescope captures a galaxy of 200 billion stars

Two new images from the Hubble Space Telescope show two galaxies in all their radiant glory. The first picture of the galaxy called Messier 49 includes about 200 billion stars

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