28 Dec, 2017

For creating a new autonomy

A petition for the creation of a new autonomous community called “Tabarnia” on the Change.org website was signed by more than 72,000 people in just a few days. This term has become the most common in the Spanish segment of social networks.

Tabarnia is the fictional name of the territory that unites the Catalan provinces of Tarragona and Barcelona. For the first time, the organizers of the Internet site Barcelona is not Catalonia spoke about it, which positions itself as an opposition to the movement for the independence of Catalonia.

The concept collected thousands of comments and became viral, up to the creation of its own Wikipedia article, which compares the fictitious Tabarnia with a map of the results of the polls conducted in these regions of Catalonia.

Its supporters separate themselves from the supporters of Catalonia’s independence, using the same arguments that they refer to when they leave Spain.

“The freedom of Tabarnia. Catalonia is robbing Tabarnia. Corruption of Catalan politicians doomed Tabarnia to poverty. The citizens of Tabarnia have the right to make decisions about their future. The people of Tabarnia want only to vote. Tabarnia is not about independence, it’s about democracy. If Tabarnya proclaims herself autonomous, she will be guaranteed to remain in the European Union, “- summarizes the Spanish edition of El País the theses of the supporters of Tabarnia.

Barcelona and Tarragona are the most rich and densely populated provinces of Catalonia. Here, supporters of Catalonia’s independence lost at the elections held on December 21, Ciudadanos won the party, opposing the secession of Catalonia from Spain.

Despite the obviously ironic nature of the phenomenon of Tabarnia, he received great publicity and caused a violent reaction in the media.

Ines Arrimadas, chairman of the parliamentary group of the party Ciudadanos in the Assembly of Catalonia, commented on the phenomenon as follows:

“Tabarnia is the idea that puts the movement for Catalonia’s independence in front of a mirror of its own contradictions and the fragility of its arguments. It is very revealing how some people were nervous. “

Russian and world news digest

POLICY

Tillerson stressed the need for US-Russian cooperation in Syria

The United States recognizes the need for cooperation with Russia in areas where states have common interests, including the solution of the Syrian question. This was stated by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his author’s article, published on Wednesday in The New York Times

The exchange of prisoners was over in Donbass

The largest exchange of prisoners between the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and Kiev took place in the Donbas. In the NDP and LCL, 238 people returned, and the territory under the control of the Ukrainian government – 73.

The new mayor of Vladivostok took the oath

The new mayor of Vladivostok Vitaly Verkeenko on Thursday took the oath and officially took office, told RIA Novosti a representative of the city administration. “On Thursday, at an extraordinary meeting of the Duma, which was held in the building of the city administration, Verkeneko swore an oath,” the source said.

Tillerson asked Russia to return observers to SCPM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during a telephone conversation on Monday, asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia should return its observers to the SCCC in Donbass, the State Department said in a statement on the results of this conversation.

Putin met in the Kremlin with current and former heads of regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with current and former heads of several regions of the country in the State Kremlin Palace during the New Year celebrations on December 27, the Kremlin press service reported.

CEC wished Putin success in the new year

CEC member Alexander Klyukin, who received documents from Vladimir Putin to stand as a candidate for the presidential election in 2018, wished the Russian president success in the new year.

Erdogan: Turkey does not intend to cooperate with Assad in Syria

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said during his visit to Tunisia that it is impossible to cooperate with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria. With this statement, the Turkish leader spoke at a press conference in Tunisia, broadcasted by A Haber.

Putin called increasing investment a political task

The expansion of investment and entrepreneurial activity in the Russian Federation is not only an economic but also a political task, as it increases resources for the development of the social sphere, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the State Council on investment policy in the regions on Wednesday.

In the full sense of the word, this is a political task, because it creates real resources, increases resources for the development of health care, education, the social sphere as a whole for the implementation of improvement programs and improving the urban environment, and the implementation of environmental projects. – Vladimir Putin

Reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences: scientists asked Putin to save the dying science

Academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) sent an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in which they complained about the problems related to the recent reform and the work of the Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations (FAO), created within the framework of the reform.

In Jerusalem, at the Wailing Wall built a station named after Trump

In Jerusalem, near the Western Wall, a railway station will be built, named after US President Donald Trump, Israeli Transport Minister Israel Kats said. This is reported by The Jerusalem Post.

Putin: economic relations with Kazakhstan have changed to a new quality

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the economic relations between Russia and Kazakhstan have moved into a new quality. The Russian leader said this during a conversation with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

But, strictly speaking, this is not even the main thing. And, maybe, it’s not that we have accumulated direct investments in Kazakhstan’s economy over 10 billion, but what’s important is that we are moving on to another quality of our relations. – Vladimir Putin

Minsk confirms liberation of two Belarusian doctors in Libya

Earlier on Wednesday, the head of the Russian contact group for the intra-Libyan settlement, Lev Dengov, told RIA Novosti that two doctors, citizens of Belarus, were released in Libya thanks to the efforts of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov and the Russian Foreign Ministry

ARMY AND WEAPONS

The media learned of the threat of flight disruption under the Open Skies Treaty

Observation flights under the Open Skies Treaty in 2018 are in jeopardy because of Georgia’s position. This was reported by RIA Novosti referring to the military-diplomatic source. The reason was that the Georgian authorities do not want to allow the passage of Russian aircraft over the country’s territory.

Air Defense of the Russian base of Khmeimim in Syria shot down missiles of militants

The Russian anti-aircraft missile and cannon system (ZRPK) Pantsir-C1 intercepted two missiles fired by militants at the airbase of Khmeimim in Syria, Al-Masdar reported. The militants fired several rockets at the Russian air base from the settlement of Bdama in the province of Idlib.

The US Coalition declared the ability of IGIL for sudden attacks in Syria

The militants of IGIL (a banned organization in Russia) have regained the opportunity to again suddenly launch an offensive. This was stated by the British Major-General of the Army Felix Gedni, deputy commander of the operation headquarters Inherent Resolve.

The S-300 in Syria repeatedly took on escorted American aircraft

Located in Syria, the Russian anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) S-300V4 repeatedly took in escorted reconnaissance aircraft and bombers of the US Air Force, said in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper, the commander of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Russia, Lieutenant-General Alexander Leonov.

Lavrov called the new main objective of the anti-terrorist operation in Syria

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov said that the defeat of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (banned in Russia) can be considered a fait accompli, and now the main task in Syria is the destruction of the Jebhat an Nusra group (banned in Russia).

They are still resisting, including, according to our information, due to receiving assistance from outside. But, as our president said, in case of relapses of terrorist activity, we will actively support the actions of the Syrian army with the help of our military intelligence. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

APU during the exchange of prisoners opened fire on the suburbs of Gorlovka

Ukrainian military shelled the village of Dolomitnoye, which is located in the suburb of Gorlovka, ten kilometers east of the place where the prisoners were exchanged between the official Kiev and the Donetsk People’s Republic.

In Russia in 2017, built 214 helicopters and 139 combat aircraft

The defense and industrial complex of Russia built 214 helicopters and 139 combat aircraft for 2017, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on the air of the Rossiya 24 television channel. “In 2017, we produced 139 combat aircraft and 214 helicopters,” he quoted RIA Novosti as saying.

Ukraine is preparing a large-scale provocation against Russia

Ukraine is preparing a massive sabotage against Russia. This was reported in social networks by the activist of Kiev anti-Maidan Yuri Kot, referring to his sources at the headquarters of the Armed Forces. As the correspondent of RIA Novyi Den reports, on July 17, 2014, Boeing-777 of Malaysia Airlines was beaten over the Donbass.

“Admiral Panteleev” conducted training in the South China Sea

The crew of the large anti-submarine ship of the Pacific Fleet “Admiral Panteleev” conducted a training session in the South China Sea to combat the survivability of the ship. This is reported on Thursday by the Information Support Department of the Press Service of the Eastern Military District for the Pacific Fleet.

Japan intends to launch its own production of long-range cruise missiles

Japan intends to launch its own production of long-range cruise missiles to strike ground targets. Information about this spread the newspaper “Sankei” with reference to government sources. The first prototype will be constructed by 2022

The Russian Foreign Ministry explained the restrictions for the United States under the Open Skies Treaty

In September, the Wall Street Journal reported that Washington is preparing to limit the flights of Russian military aircraft over the US to the Treaty. In particular, on flights over Alaska and Hawaii. According to the newspaper, this was the response of the US authorities to a similar Russian ban on flights over Kaliningrad.

Russia’s General Staff named the main task in Syria for 2018

The chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia Army General Valery Gerasimov said during a conversation with kp.ru that in 2018 the defeat of the “Jabhat an Nusra” grouping * is the main task in Syria for 2018.

On the military line – the end of the destruction of the rebels “Djebhat an Nusra” * and their ilk. Some of the militants of this terrorist organization are in the zones of de-escalation. – Valery Gerasimov, military commander

In Kaliningrad on the frigate “Admiral Makarov” lifted Andreevsky flag

Today, a solemn ritual of lifting Andreevsky Flag on the frigate “Admiral Makarov” was held. This is the third multi-purpose watchman built for the Black Sea Fleet in the Baltic Yantar Shipyard. It will be based in Sevastopol.

Ukraine conducted a missile test in a reserve protected by UNESCO

The Ukrainian military conducted tests of the rocket fire system “Alder” in the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve, Lenta.ru reports, citing the Ecology-Right-Man Foundation.

The Ministry of Defense of Lithuania: the NATO Air Force for the past three times accompanied by Russian planes over the Baltic

On December 22, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation informed that during the week preceding the week Russian planes flew four times to intercept foreign aircraft, airborne reconnaissance along the borders of the Russian Federation was conducted by 18 foreign aircraft.

ECONOMY

Gasoline in the US proved to be more affordable than Russian for Russians

Analysts used to calculate this indicator only a fraction of the cost of gasoline from the total amount of consumer income, this indicator did not reflect the real price of fuel. It turned out that the average Russian spends 2.1 per cent of annual income on gasoline purchases against 2.02 per cent per annum, which the US resident spends.

The cheapest fuel costs residents of Venezuela, who give it about 0.05 percent of their income, followed by China’s residents – 0.45 percent of revenue, third place went to Turkey (0.47 percent of revenue). The most for gasoline is spent by the inhabitants of Mexico, which for this takes about 3.55 percent of income. On the second place from the end was South Africa – 3.23 percent, the third – the Greeks, which cost gasoline at 2.82 percent per annum.

At the same time, the average price for a gallon of gasoline (3.79 liters) in the US was higher than in Russia – 2.85 dollars against 2.63 dollars.

The cheapest petrol was again in Venezuela – $ 0.01 per gallon, followed by Saudi Arabia – $ 0.91, the top three Iran – $ 1.2. The highest price for fuel for consumers was installed in Norway – $ 7.67 per gallon, followed by Hong Kong – $ 7.5 per gallon, the third Netherlands – $ 7.

The Central Bank is not going to fight inflation in 2018

The central bank will not raise the rate to fight inflation in 2018, as this year it was slowed down by a good harvest and a strong ruble exchange rate. This is stated in the report on the monetary policy (LCP) of the Bank of Russia, which is available to Izvestia.

State debt of the subjects of the Russian Federation exceeds 2 trillion rubles

As Vasiliev noted, as of December 1, the state debt of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation is 2.141 trillion rubles.

Renova Group sold shares of gold mining company

Offshore company Renova Assets sold 14.75%, another 3.16% sold Panamanian Lamesa Holding S. A, whose beneficiary is also Vekselberg. Metkombank sold a 4.42% stake in Petropavlovsk. The Cyprus company Fincraft Holdings Ltd acquired 22.42% of the gold mining group of companies.

Investment leaders: what assets have become the most profitable for the year

At the end of the year, five instruments showed positive dynamics, the other five – negative. The most profitable asset was deposits in euros. The lowest yield was demonstrated by shares

The ESN group Grigory Berezkin acquired the newspaper Delovoy Peterburg

Group ESN Grigory Berezkin closed the deal to buy the newspaper Delovoy Petersburg. Tass was informed about this by the press service of the UST. “Yes,” TASS said in response to a question whether the deal to buy a 100% stake in the publication was closed.

The number of enterprises in the Crimea has increased by almost 10% since the beginning of the year

The number of legal entities registered in the Republic of Crimea has increased by almost 10% in 2017, amounting to more than 36 thousand. In 2016, this figure reached 32.9 thousand. This was reported by Kryminform with reference to the Minister of Finance of the region Irina Kiviko.

Leontiev: “The active” Alrosa “is sold under a certain buyer”

“Alrosa” considers the claims to be groundless. The company said that they “prepared for this auction throughout the year 2017 and prior to its announcement repeatedly held consultations with potential participants, discussing the main terms of bidding.”

Alfa-Bank opened a credit line for Detsky Mir for 9 billion rubles

The chain of stores “Detsky Mir” received from Alfa-Bank a credit line for 9 billion rubles. This was reported by Interfax with reference to the materials of the retailer. The credit line will last until December 31, 2021.

FAS extended the deadline for the implementation of the order on intranet roaming

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia plans to extend the deadline for the implementation of the intranet roaming warning until January 31, 2018 for three operators – VimpelCom, Megafon, MTS, said Anatoly Golomolzin, Deputy Head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service.

Dodon asked for a discount on gas

Moldovan President Igor Dodon, during a working visit to Russia on Tuesday, addressed Alexei Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, with a request to give Chisinau a 10-15% discount on gas. This is the Moldovan leader himself said on Wednesday in Facebook.

Despite the fact that within several years the gas price for Moldova has decreased more than twice, the population pays almost $ 380 per 1,000 cubic meters. It is necessary to reduce the price of gas for the end user. – Igor Dodon, Moldovan statesman

Billionaires of the world became richer in 2017 by almost $ 1 trillion

The state of global billionaires in 2017 grew by almost $ 1 trillion. This is reported by TASS with reference to Bloomberg. It is noted that in the outgoing year the state of 440 billionaires from the agency list, in which 500 names, increased by $ 1.05 trillion.

Geely buys a 8.2% stake in AB Volvo for $ 3.3 billion

The Chinese holding Zhejiang Geely Holding Group buys 8.2% of AB Volvo’s shares from the international investment company Cevian Capital for $ 3.3 billion. Information about this was spread by Cevian Capital itself.

Gazprom Neft filed a lawsuit against Rosprirodnadzor KhMAO for 530 million rubles

Gazprom Neft-Khantos (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft) filed a claim in the arbitration court for the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug for almost 530 million rubles to Rosprirodnadzor for KhMAO due to an overpayment for the negative impact on the environment due to the burning of associated petroleum gas .

RFPI to issue AFK Sistema short-term loan for 40 billion rubles

The head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI), Kirill Dmitriev, said that the fund will provide Sistema short-term loan for 40 billion rubles. on the security of a number of assets in order that the corporation could pay off with Rosneft. He told about it to the TV channel “Russia 24”.

Crimea will put up for auction the former assets of the Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoisky

Petrol stations, hotels, a sanatorium will be sold at public auction, the corresponding decision was made on Wednesday, December 27, at the regular session of the parliament of the republic.

The “Federation” complex in “Moscow-City” is fully put into operation

The Federation complex, consisting of two skyscrapers, was fully commissioned after completion of the work in the Vostok tower. This is reported in a press release of ZAO “Tower Federation”.

Putin promised regions loans on preferential terms

At the meeting of the State Council for Investment Policy in the Regions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he instructs the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank to prepare proposals for issuing loans to commercial entities by subjects of the federation on preferential terms.

Sberbank and VTB will give Samara loans of 1 billion rubles

It became known that PJSC “Sberbank of Russia” and PJSC “VTB” will give out to the mayor’s office of Samara loans of 500 million rubles each. This is evidenced by information on the website of state procurement. As interest, Sberbank will receive 40 million rubles, VTB – 40.1 million rubles.

Central Bank plans to place coupon bonds for 700 billion rubles

“The Bank of Russia decided to issue the fifth and sixth issues of the Bank of Russia (CBR) coupon bonds and approved decisions on the release of COBR-5 and the release of COBR-6,” the report said.

The machine for the production of diamond tools was launched at the Schwabe plant in Moscow

A new machine tool for the production of diamond tools was launched at the Moscow research and production association Optics (part of the Schwabe holding company). This was announced on Wednesday by TASS general director of the enterprise Sergey Kuznetsov.

Libya plans in 2018 drilling and repair of 80 oil wells

“Under the program for 2018, the company’s board of directors approved a number of well drilling and repair projects, the total number of which reaches 80,” NNK leader Mostafa Sanaalla said. According to him, the coming year should be exceptional for the Libyan oil industry.

ACTIVITIES

Explosion in a supermarket in St. Petersburg: ten victims

According to the Investigative Committee, the explosion occurred as a result of the operation of an improvised explosive device, whose capacity was 200 grams in TNT equivalent. On the fact of the incident a criminal case was initiated under the article “Attempted murder of two or more persons”.

When shooting at a school in southern Turkey, injured six people

The attacker opened fire from a pomp shotgun in a group of schoolchildren who played football on a playground near the school. As a result of the attack, six people were injured, among them five children. All the victims are hospitalized, their lives are not in danger.

In Turkey, 27 people were sent to prison for their relations with FETO

In Turkey, 27 people were sentenced to various prison terms for involvement in the organization of the opposition preacher Fethullah Gülen (FETO), whom Ankara considers guilty of attempting a coup. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to local media.

UK instituted a case on non-payment of salaries to employees of VIM-Avia

With regard to the leadership of “VIM-Avia” a criminal case was instituted on the fact of delay in salary payments to employees. According to the investigation, as of December 19, 2017, wage arrears amounted to more than 490 million rubles

In Mexico, a Venezuelan model was killed

The Venezuelan model of Andrein Elisabeth Escalona was killed in Mexico after leaving the disco in the city of San Pedro in Nuevo Leon. According to local police, a 27-year-old girl was shot in a car on which she left the disco.

The deputy of the city Duma Pskov is accused of fraud for 200 million rubles

The deputy of the city council of Pskov, businessman Oleg Bryachak charged with fraud with loans worth more than 200 million rubles. As reported in the Investigative Directorate of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for the Pskov region, the businessman was not detained.

Bribe per million: arrested the contractor of the cosmodrome Vostochny

In the case of obtaining a large bribe for arrest, the head of a firm working at the Vostochny cosmodrome (the Amur Region) was taken.

In Iraq, detained IG members from Germany

Eight German women were detained and imprisoned in Iraq on suspicion of terrorism. Women are accused of involvement in the terrorist group “Islamic State” (banned in Russia) and illegal entry into Iraq.

The plane returned to Los Angeles because of messed up passenger flights

The plane of the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, which flew from Los Angeles to Tokyo, turned around after four hours on the way and returned to the point of departure after it became clear that there was an unregistered passenger aboard, reports CBS.

In Germany, a tourist vessel collided with the support of a bridge

In Germany, a passenger ship crashed into the bridge support, 27 people were injured, Bild reports with reference to the police. According to emergency services, the incident on the Rhine occurred in the city of Duisburg. A total of 129 people were on board the Swiss Crystal ship, including 26 crew members.

In the Indian Ocean rescued the sailor and his cat after seven months of drift

On Christmas Day, off the coast of the island of Reunion (overseas territory of France) rescued a Polish traveler who for seven months drifted in the Indian Ocean on a faulty ship. This was reported by the French Water Rescue Society (SNSM).

In Moscow, they robbed Ramzan Kadyrov’s assistant

The unknown kidnapped from the Mercedes Khasain Kadyrov money, iPhone and tablet. The victim estimated total damage of 650 thousand rubles

The cause of the collapse of the gangway in Pulkovo

In St. Petersburg, completed traso expertise, appointed in connection with the collapse of the gangway in Pulkovo. As a result, experts have established that the support axis has a fundamentally different design than that provided by the manufacturer. Experts came to the conclusion that the knot created by craftsmen in Pulkovo is insufficient for the load that arises when the passengers boarding and disembarking from the aircraft.

Operatives conduct searches in the slaughter department of the MUR

The events are conducted by the operatives of the GUSB of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. It is reported that the searches are related to the case of contract murder in one of the capital’s regions, the investigation of which was unsuccessful.

SOCIETY

The survey showed that adult Russians would ask Santa Claus

Adult Russians would ask for Santa Claus health (63%), happiness (27%), and money (17%). This is evidenced by the survey data of the research holding “Romir”.

Putin explained the massive dismissal of drivers from Gazprom

The transfer of gasoline-powered cars belonging to Gazprom cars led to massive dismissals of drivers due to the impossibility of draining gasoline and diesel fuel. This, according to RIA Novosti, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the State Council.

And within the country it will be used with great economic effect and will create unconditional competitive advantages for the whole economy. Therefore, we must continue to unconditionally support this direction of development both at the governmental level and at the regional level, which is very important. – Vladimir Putin

The Supreme Court of Russia received and filed a lawsuit against Telegram of the Federal Security Service

The Supreme Court of Russia registered the claim of Telegram about the cancellation of the order of the FSB concerning the decipherment of communications. “RIA Novosti” informs that this is reported in the card case. The lawsuit was presented to the judge, in the court the messenger is represented by the human rights group “Agora”.

Putin recommended to get rid of excessive demands on officials

The President called for considering this situation, since, in his opinion, “excessive regulation of everything and everything is meaningless and harmful.” At the same time, in October this year the Telegram-channel “Failure” published the rules for conducting social networks for officials.

The sale of wine through the Internet will begin on July 1

According to the minister, the sale of alcohol in the network will start with wine, and later it will be possible to buy strong alcoholic beverages.

Ukrainians called the main event of the year in the country

According to Interfax-Ukraine, 26.1% named the introduction of visa-free travel as the main event of the year, 9.6% consider such an event “Saakashvili’s case”. At the same time, the majority of respondents (16.7%) consider the main international event to be the introduction of Donald Trump as the US president.

Medvedev suggested considering the tax on movable property

“A tax on movable property was mentioned here, one could even consider the fate of this tax in the context of improving the tax legislation, which is planned in accordance with the president’s instruction,” Medvedev said at a meeting of the State Council on Development of Investment Attractiveness of the Regions.

13346 rubles will be the average old-age pension in 2018

13346 rubles will be the average old-age pension in 2018, said today, December 27, during a press conference managing the regional branch of the Pension Fund of Russia Natalia Melnikova

In the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, after a speech by a schoolboy in the Bundestag, four officials were punished

Disciplinary sanctions were received by four officials of the administration of Novy Urengoy after checking up on the results of a speech by the student of the city gymnasium Nikolay Desyatnichenko in the German Bundestag who said that he visited the burial place of Wehrmacht soldiers near Kopeysk in the Chelyabinsk region where he “saw innocent dead people, many of whom wanted to live peacefully and did not want to fight. ”

Calls to Binbank became free worldwide

The call does not pass through the tariffed mobile operator, but through the Internet channel. And you can ask questions to the bank’s employee from anywhere in the world where there is access to the Network. In order for the operator to answer online calls as quickly as possible, Binbank singled out a separate line.

The Voronezh region will increase the cost of travel in electric trains

From January 1, 2018, the cost of travel in suburban trains of the Voronezh region will increase. This was reported on December 26 by the passenger company Chernozemye. Changes in the tariff scale are made according to the order of the department for state regulation of tariffs in the Voronezh region

The survey showed an increase in the number of donors among Russian citizens

The number of Russian citizens who become donors has increased over the past few years. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM).

On Paveletskaya Square in Moscow built an underground shopping center

Place a shopping center is planned between the Garden Ring and the building of Paveletsky Railway Station. As the head of the project organization Mosproject-2, Mikhail Posokhin, said, the complex will have three underground floors. The total area of the shopping center will be 78 thousand square meters.

Large hospitals in the Crimea are equipped with helipads

“In future, in all major hospitals in the Crimea should be equipped with helipads, we plan to implement it in 2018-2020,” – said the source. In Crimea, there is only one helicopter, which is used for the needs of sanaviation

From the New Year the preferential tickets will go up in the metro of Petersburg

A single nominal discount ticket for a month will go up by 31 rubles and will cost 576 rubles. A single pass for 90 minutes, operating in buses, trolleybuses, trams and metro, will fall in price by 5 rubles – up to 65 rubles.

Patients can live without pain, and doctors – without fear of a criminal case

In Russia, the rules for prescribing analgesics will be relaxed and their turnover will be decriminalized. In particular, for the medical profession, criminal responsibility will be abolished.
According to a survey of the Vera Hospice Care Foundation, almost 40% of doctors are afraid of instituting criminal proceedings because of prescription of narcotic painkillers. It is not only for doctors, but also for junior medical personnel.

PFUR is planning to increase the share of foreign students in the university to 40%

“By 2020, the ratio of foreigners to the number of Russian students is planned to increase to 40%,” the university noted. According to the press service, at present the share of foreign students in the PFUR is 35%.

The fare in Vladivostok will grow from January 1

The Department of Municipal Economy noted that tariffs for the next year are set by means of indexation. Thus, Vladivostok’s public transport will cost 23 rubles. The last time the tariffs went up in January 2017.

TOURISM

In Russia in 2018 there will be religious tourism

Rosturizm and the ROC will jointly develop religious tourism in Russia; head of the agency Oleg Safonov signed an agreement with the head of the Patriarchal Council for Culture Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov), wrote on Thursday, “Izvestia”

In Russia, for the 2018 World Cup, camping for campers will appear

The head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, Oleg Safonov, said that camping for avtotouristov appear in Russia for the World Cup in 2018, they will be located at a distance of about 250 kilometers from each other.

Rospotrebnadzor warned of outbreaks of avian influenza in Europe

Rospotrebnadzor warned tourists from Russia about new outbreaks of bird flu in Europe. The corresponding message is published on the website of the department. It is noted that the first cases of avian influenza reported Holland

Krasnoyarsk airport fined for non-suitability for disabled people

LLC “Airport Emelyanovo” fined 20 thousand rubles for violation of the rights of disabled people. This is reported by the West-Siberian Transport Prosecutor’s Office.

The most busy air route in the world is named after the year

The air route between the South Korean cities of Seoul and Jeju has become the busiest in 2017, the newspaper Independent reports. They were used by more than 11 million people, which is 3 million more than on the second busiest route between the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Sapporo, Interfax points out.

The golden ring has risen in price

The average cost of accommodation on the route, according to OneTwoTrip, in 2017 increased by 3%, to 3.4 thousand rubles. per night. The most popular city of the Golden Ring for the New Year holidays is Yaroslavl, says OneTwoTrip Development Director Arkady Gines

Tatarstan expects to become a full participant in the medical tourism market

The authorities of Tatarstan count that the republic will become a full-fledged participant of the medical tourism market due to the passage by the clinics of international certifications in 2018-2019. This was reported on Wednesday by the Minister of Health of the region Adel Vafin.

The foreign tourist flow to Tunisia grew by a quarter in 2017

A record level of revenues of 3.5 billion dinars was recorded in 2010, when almost 7 million tourists visited Tunisia. The industry provides thousands of jobs and is a key source of foreign exchange.

The number of Russian tourists in Estonia is growing again

The number of Russian tourists in Estonia continues to grow, although it is still far from record levels. This is evidenced by the general data of tourist and transport companies, writes the portal err.ee. This year, many Russians traditionally spend Christmas and New Year holidays in Estonia

Olonets entered the top 5 small tourist cities in Russia in 2017

Traveling in Russia, tourists book hotels and houses in small towns for a period of 2 to 4 nights and pay from 2 to 6 thousand rubles per day. According to Tvil.ru, in 2017 tourists stayed in Olonets on average for 4 nights and spent 4.2 thousand rubles a day per family for living

Greece will begin to collect tourist tax from 1 January

Tourist tax for every day of accommodation in hotels and licensed apartments will be valid in Greece throughout 2018, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) informs. According to the association, the fee can be paid on the day of arrival or departure from the hotel.

The dates for the start of sales of permits to Egypt are announced

Before the termination of air service with Egypt cost of the permit for one person was 29-32 thousand rubles. Thus, rest with the whole family in Egypt will cost more than before. Earlier it was reported that the restoration of air communication between Moscow and Cairo is expected from February 1, 2018

In Crimea, the shortage of tourists was explained by the “opening” of Turkey and the price of tickets

Crimea this year was visited by 5.2 million tourists – slightly less than in 2016, as the Turkish leisure direction was opened, and air tickets became expensive, said the vice-premier of the Crimean government Larisa Opanasyuk

On the ski slopes of Sochi earned the “Mountain Patrol”

In the future, they plan to take serious measures – to stop rendering services and block the ski pass. Work patrol will be until the end of the winter season. As the Internet portal “Kuban 24” wrote, the ski resorts of Sochi in winter will receive 360 thousand tourists.

Sverdlovsk cities received 10.2 million for the development of tourism

This year, five Sverdlovsk municipalities received subsidies of 10.2 million rubles for the arrangement of the territory of popular objects of the tourist display.

SHOW BUSINESS

Rostov rapper Basta said that he is leaving the stage

“We leave music with Jigan,” it was informed. However, most likely, it was a joke on the part of the artist.

Svetlana Bondarchuk showed a slim figure in a bikini

In her microblog Bondarchuk shared a beach snapshot, in which she was photographed in a bikini. Ex-husband of the director stands on the background of the ocean, showing a slender waist and a flat stomach. By the way, in Bali Svetlana was recently – in September.

The list of the sexiest women of 2017 is published

The web has published a list of the sexiest women in 2017. Its authors are representatives of Telegram-channel Super. Thus, in the first place was the Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who won the hearts of millions of men in the role of Diana Prince in the superhero blockbuster “Wonder Woman”.

Shepeleva was accused of meanness because of the scandal with relatives Friske

Lawyers of Joan’s relatives suggested that Shepelev deliberately makes sure that Plato forgot his grandmother, grandfather and aunt. Many Internet users also agreed with them, who attacked the TV presenter, accusing him of baseness.

The son of Anastasia Stotskaya became a copy of Kirkorov

Stotskaya herself dismisses and inclines the similarity of her son to the Bulgarian singer to the fact that her husband, Sergei, is also a dark-haired and brown-eyed man, into whom Sasha went.

Nikolay Noskov became grandfather for the second time

Fans of the artist wish the child to grow up healthy and happy. 61-year-old Nikolai Noskov again became a grandfather. The daughter of the musician Catherine gave birth to a charming girl.

Gazmanov otzhalsya in the snow in one underwear and caused a stir

Oleg Gazmanov, despite his 66 years, still can boast of an excellent physical form. The performer often pleases his subscribers with pictures, where he demonstrates a beautiful figure and causes constant enthusiasm.

Concert agent gave Olga Buzovaya soap in the form of a genital organ

The day before the famous leading and already popular singer Olga Buzova posted a video on social networks, where she laughs heartily at the gift. She reports that she received a gift from a concert agent of many Russian stars Alexei Novatsky.

Troubled Volochkov humiliated by hints of drunkenness

The dancer put in her Instagram-account a picture with a goddaughter – they together went to the show of Ilya Averbukh “Alice in Wonderland”. Picky subscribers Volochkova did not like the look of the ballerina: they decided that the actress had unsuccessfully picked up clothes.

Pierre Narcissa for rape faces up to 6 years in prison

The songwriter even beat his daughter and often broke on it, exposing the child to moral pressure. The lawyers of the radio presenter said that for the deed actor will receive up to six years of imprisonment, since Suvorov’s lie detector is 100 percent guaranteed that they will achieve justice.

Kanye West presented Kim Kardashian with “every little thing” for 200 thousand dollars

Famous American singer Kanye West made a present to his beloved, reality reality star, Kim Kardashian. The cost of the gift exceeded the amount of 200 thousand dollars. American rapper has long been famous for the habit of giving unusual gifts for the holidays

Tina Kandelaki congratulated subscribers with frank photos

The general producer of “Match TV” and the fast-talking TV presenter Tina Kandelaki decided to congratulate subscribers on the New Year. As a gift on the page in the social network Instagram, the TV host published her candid photo

Stesha Malikova spent almost a million rubles on the New Year’s dress

The daughter of a famous artist bought a luxurious dress from Valentino in the Moscow Central Department Store, the cost of which is almost one million rubles. The girl was convicted for her extravagance. Heiress Dmitry Malikov, Steshu Malikov, is often criticized for her way of life and her demonstrative posts in social networks.

Father of Victoria’s daughter Boni is looking for girls at night through social networks

Father Victoria’s daughter Boni was convicted of finding a girl for one night in social networks. Fans noted that Alex Smerfit began to post frequently messages suggesting to the fair sex to meet with him and spend the weekend.

Viewers will choose the format of the new season of Smeshariki

The company Riki Group, which is the creator of the animated series “Smeshariki”, will allow fans of the children’s show to choose the format in which the new season will be filmed, this was reported by the portal “Culturomania” on December 27

HBO host John Oliver regrets the unsuccessful discussion with Dustin Hoffman

HBO TV anchor John Oliver said he regrets that their discussion with Dustin Hoffman about the accusations of harassment was unsuccessful, he explained that he could not help asking the actor the questions he asked, his words were conveyed on 26 December by the portal Variety.

The project “Voice of the City” starts in Sochi

The “Voice of the City” brand will open in Sochi on January 3. A feature of the performances of this format is the inseparable connection of audio recordings with the route of movement and the obligatory involvement of participants in the action.

Blogor Yuri Khovansky summoned to the battle Orenburg rapper

Orenburg rapper Dmitry Bagrov, apparently, does not forget the old grievances. Five years ago, the scandalous blogger Yuri Khovansky laughed at the songs of the Orenburg rapper. Bagrov was then only 16 years old and, naturally, he could not adequately respond.

Philip Kirkorov explained why he agreed to return to Eurovision

The singer, of course, could not refuse and intends to storm the vocal competition. In a recent interview, he said that he had already written a song for the performer, and explained why he decided to take part in the contest again.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Google taught the program to speak in a human voice

To demonstrate the extraordinary features of the program in Google, the actress was asked to read several sentences. Then the same Tacotron 2. As a result, “speech” Tacotron 2 is virtually impossible to distinguish from the original.

WeChat will replace the Chinese ID cards

With the help of WeChat, the Chinese can even register their company. In January 2018, the technology will also be used outside the province. In the future, virtual ID-cards can be presented in hotels, railway ticket offices and other places.

Sensors with AI will help Carlsberg create new varieties of beer

Carlsberg agreed to develop a joint project with Microsoft and two research universities, vc.ru. The brewing company plans to use sensors with support for artificial intelligence technologies to determine the flavor and taste of the drink.

Engineers Oculus patented a brand new VR-helmet

Owned by American company Facebook company Oculus patented a fundamentally new VR-helmet. While the device was not officially presented, as it is only a concept of the future product.

Instagram began to show “recommended” posts in the tape

In the “Recommended” will be displayed posts that lycal account, to which the user is subscribed. A new subsection will appear at the bottom of the tape – you can view it after the person has already familiarized themselves with all the publications of friends in the main stream.

The new wireless charging system is approved with the US

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the first wireless charger that can charge gadgets at a distance of up to one meter. Received the appropriate certificate of start-up Energous from San Jose.

Hacker Group Fancy Bear updated its backdoor Xagent

Experts told what hackers were doing in the outgoing year 2017, and also noted the emergence of a new version of the main malware grouping – the backdoor Xagent, which is used in spying operations. Researchers recall that Fancy Bear has been operating since at least 2004.

Encrypting viruses come into vogue

Cryptographic viruses, previously known primarily to professionals, in 2017 gained worldwide fame. Their idea is simple: to penetrate into the victim’s computer, to encrypt its contents and to demand money to return access to the device.

HeadHunter buys the oldest job search service in Russia

HeadHunter (NN) acquires part of the assets of the service to find work for job.ru, including its domain name and trademarks, the NN report says. The deal will be closed until the end of January after the integration of the acquired assets.

Since 2018 WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones

The messenger WhatsApp refuses to support some operating systems. This is reported in the company’s blog. As noted, after December 31, 2017, the application will stop working on the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10.

On Apple filed claims for a trillion dollars for the secret deceleration of the iPhone

A California resident, Violetta Mailyan, filed a lawsuit in the amount of $ 999,999,999,000 for deliberately slowing down the old iPhone. A similar claim for $ 100 million was injected into the company by a resident of New York, Raisa Drantivi.

Xiaomi and ZMI presented a unique power bank of stainless steel

The joint works of Xiaomi and another Chinese company ZMI resulted in a rather unusual power bank made of stainless steel. Sales of Xiaomi launched on its own trading platform.

In Singapore, they decided to introduce bicycle rental for crypto currency

The largest bicycle rental company oBike in Singapore intends to introduce its own oCoins crypto currency in 2018 to pay for services. This is stated in the statement oBike. It is specified that the Tron platform will be used for payment.

Google will not prohibit the export of AdWords data through the service API

Under the terms of the agreement, the company allowed the export of AdWords data through the API service. Today, December 27, 2017, the document expires. However, Google will not change its rules.

“Yandex” translates media-context banners into “Direct”

“Yandex” completely remade the media-context banner, built it into the line of formats “Direct” and conducted a closed testing of the new product. After evaluating the feedback of advertisers, the company plans to offer all accommodation only through Direct from February 1, 2018.

GAMES

Developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have changed the system of complaints

Studio Bluehole, which develops computer games, has changed the system of complaints against gamers. The creators decided to ease the process of fighting unscrupulous gamers in the game project PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which became the best game of the year.

Microsoft accused of stealing the idea for advertising PUBG

The images have the same idea – a character from PUBG runs through the field with dry grass, but this field is located inside the Xbox console. Macsterr was not upset about the plagiarism of a large company and said that it would not raise any charges towards Microsoft.

Civilization VI: India will be headed by Chandragupta

The developers of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI spoke about Chandragupta, the leader who will lead India with the release of the add-on Rise and Fall. Unlike Gandhi, Chandragupta will be a much more aggressive ruler with numerous bonuses aimed at accelerated expansion.

Nintendo removed the secret game from the Switch menu

In September 2017, the hacker discovered that the Nintendo Switch built a classic golf simulator. Now it became known that the Japanese company removed the game after the next update of the console. The golf simulator for NES disappeared from the menu after the fourth version of the firmware was released.

Sony confused the increased interest in the game with DDoS attack

As it turned out, on Saturday, unexpectedly a large number of users came to the game server, and the automatic PlayStation Network system recognized this situation as a DDoS attack, initiating the disabling of the authorization system.

The development of the mobile game on Devil May Cry was taken by the Chinese studio

A small Chinese studio Yunchang Game acquired from Capcom the right to develop a mobile role-playing shooter for Devil May Cry, which should become a temporary exclusivity in China.

Hackers failed to crack the latest version of Denuvo

Obviously, sooner or later hackers will find ways to crack the new version of protection, but by that time Denuvo will create more effective protection.

Zombie Run 2 – chasing the thief

Creator animates you and sends in pursuit of Igor, escaping from the crime scene. From this moment the chase begins. Unlike most runners, in “Zombie Run 2” you do not run away from pursuers, but you are catching up

The piano in the bushes: the royal battles changed gaming forever

Perhaps gamers will get tired of this someday, but the entire 2018 will obviously be under the sign of battle royale

In the trailer “Caliber” developers offer to go on a hot tour

To go on a “hot tour”, you need to take with you everything you need, adjust to a positive mood, collect a good campaign and start all the hard.

New video of Dragon Ball FighterZ dedicated to Tenshinhana

Company Bandai Namco published a new gameplay video fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ. In it, the cyber-sporting commentator Hellpockets spoke about Tenshinhana and demonstrated the gameplay for this character. The plot of the game will tell about the army of clones, which appeared in the world of Dragon Ball.

The registration on the ZBT The Crew 2 is open

Company Ubisoft announced the opening of registration for the closed beta testing of its new racing simulator The Crew 2 – it is available at the following link. Unfortunately, the studio does not report the timing of the PTA, which means it will probably take a long time to wait.

Nintendo delays the release of 64-gigabyte gaming cartridges until 2019

Nintendo delays the release of 64-gigabyte Nintendo Switch cartridges for third-party game developers until 2019, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Alpha 3.0 update for Star Citizen

The developers released an updated version of the game project Star Citizen – Alpha 3.0. The uniqueness of the updated update is the possibility of landing on the planet. The trading system in Star Citizen was subjected to renewal, the content was added to the general universe, new spaceships, etc.

Khabarovsk aborigines will create a board game about the Far East

Young people representing indigenous peoples of the Khabarovsk Territory received a presidential grand prize, the amount of which is more than 400 thousand rubles. These funds they decided to spend on creating a new board game that will help in studying the history of the Far East and the cultures of its indigenous peoples.

SCIENCE AND COSMOS

Russia equips two astronomical observatories in Cuba

Russia intends to equip in Cuba two modern astronomical observatories. In the island state there will be fully automated telescopes for the study of positional, photometric and spectral characteristics of various space objects.

Petersburg archeologists found the bronze-century toys in Khakassia

Archaeologists from St. Petersburg have discovered children’s toys from the beginning of the Bronze Age during the excavation of two burial mounds of the Itkol II burial ground in Khakassia, the press service of the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Tests of engines for the Soyuz-5 rocket will begin in 2019

Tests of RD-171MB engines for the new Russian Soyuz-5 medium-range missile are scheduled to begin in 2019, the engine manufacturer NPO Energomash reported.

Scientists: global warming threatens even slow-moving

In fact, if individual changes – temperature, humidity, radiation – slow-moving vehicles are easily transferred, then their joint action can be dangerous. Scientists have investigated the reaction of the Pacific turtles of Acutuncus antarcticus, the inhabitants of the Antarctic, to various factors associated with global warming

Scientists have found a new kind of giant octopus

Scientists have discovered a new kind of giant octopus. They decided to divide into two genetic groups. Scientists from the University of Alaska Pacific are conducting an experiment, as a result of which giant octopuses were divided into two groups.

Scientists from Italy printed on the 3D printer a “shield” for the brain

It is reported that the barrier is able to protect the brain from neurotoxins, bacteria and viruses, but at the same time it does not allow the body to penetrate the drugs that are used to combat Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. For this, doctors have to inject drugs “through” the barrier so as not to damage it.

In the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, a robot telescope for exploring exoplanets

In Karachaevo-Cherkessia, on the territory of the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, installation work was completed to create a robotic telescope designed for exploring exoplanets. In total, six similar telescopes are planned to be installed in Nizhny Arkhyz.

Rogozin accused the leadership of Roskosmos of systemic mistakes

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin noted that the management of Roskosmos state corporation has system errors

The NASA breaks ties with Roskosmos

Representative of NASA Philip McAleister said that the agency is rather the results of cooperation with Roskosmos in terms of delivering personnel and cargo to the ISS, but is forced to abandon further cooperation.

China will create a satellite sounding system for geolocation

The head of the department noted that Gaofen-7 devices are designed for all-weather and round-the-clock coverage of the Earth’s territory. It is planned that China will use seven cartographic satellites, including Gaofen-7. They will be used to compile and update maps.

AUTO

Volvo will offer two variants of batteries for its electric cars

Mr. Green added that the electric car will be offered with sets of batteries of various sizes. According to preliminary information, the power reserve of the “green” novelty in the basic version will reach at least 400 kilometers. Prices for electric cars will vary from $ 35,000 to $ 40,000.

The Tesla Model 3 electric car exceeded the declared maximum speed

The Tesla Model 3 electric car was dispersed to 228 km / h, while the claimed maximum speed is 224 km / h. The car owner shared his achievement on the Tesla Model 3 Road Trip page

Crossovers Macan dressed in cult race livery Porsche

Porsche painted five Macan crossovers in the famous racing liveries, reflecting the brand’s racing legacy. Cars photographed in the cult places of Singapore.

Avtodor by 2020 will install 71 charging station for electric vehicles

By 2020 on the Russian routes there will be 71 charging stations for electric vehicles, which will be installed by the state-owned company Avtodor. The first charging for electric vehicles will appear in 2018.

Mini cars will get the details printed on a 3D printer

The British premium brand Mini launches a new program Mini Yours Customized, which provides for personalization of cars. Customers of the company will be able to order exclusive exteriors, printed in Germany on a 3D printer.

Chinese Dongfeng is preparing for Russia immediately 4 new items

The Chinese automaker will bring to the Russian Federation four new models: 7-seat crossover DFM 580, sedan DFM A30, cross hatchback DFM AX3 and compact “parketnik” DFM AX4

The images of the crossover Mahindra on the basis of SsangYong Tivoli were unveiled

On the expanses of the network, new images of the crossover Mahindra, built on the basis of the Chinese model SsangYong Tivoli, were unveiled. A manufacturer from India is developing a new representative of the SUV segment.

The first pictures of the updated cross-ven SsangYong Stavic appeared

It is reported that the updated version of Stavic will soon be presented and it will receive a 2.2-liter 178-horsepower diesel engine that works in tandem with a 7-speed automatic

Land Rover will bring a “budget” Discovery to Russia

Land Rover plans to bring to the Russian market more affordable version of the off-roader Discovery with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine.

In 2018, AvtoVAZ will refuse to produce the sedan LADA Priora

In 2018, AvtoVAZ will stop producing the legendary sedan LADA Priora, which will remain in the history of the Russian automotive industry as the lowest model. Production will stop already in the summer of next year, releasing 7 thousand copies

In the Upper Pyshma appeared “Horse” pedal and scooter “Crumb”

The exposition includes a pedal “Horse”, a motor scooter “Baby”, cars “Neva”, “Lvovianka”, “Rainbow”, “Sport”, etc. There is even a real Soviet electric car, which is produced by specialists of the Novosibirsk enterprise Elektroagregat. Behind every car lies its own story.

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