4 Jan, 2019

For installations with a doll with Putin’s face

In Perm, Alexander Shabarchin, an activist of the Navalny local headquarters, and two other people were prosecuted in Perm because of an installation with a doll with a Putin face. The human rights project Apology of Protest reports that the incident was qualified under part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of individuals).

As Sergey Rain Ukhov, the coordinator of the Navalny headquarters in Perm, clarified to the Rain channel, law enforcement officers searched the apartment of Shabarchin. According to Ukhov, the activist seized all the equipment.

Recall that in November in Perm, near the Central Department Store, unknown persons installed a dummy with the face of the president and criticism of him. The police detained Shabarchin, the leader of the Permian branch of the Libertarian Party, Alexander Kotov, and his 17-year-old friend, who were filming the dummy on video.

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Vsevolod Chaplin proposed to cancel the celebration of the New Year

In an interview with the Federal News Agency, Chaplin said that he was waiting for truly religious people to come to power in Russia, they would cancel the “cult of the“ Irony of Fate ”and the very celebration of the New Year.

… In the 1980s, we, young Christians, flatly refused to look at the “New Year” box and generally participate in a false “holiday”. Real Christians do this today. And let us not “tens of millions” – we have the right to tell those who are wrong that they are wrong. When real believers come to power, this “holiday” will be canceled.

Ukraine will again send warships through the Kerch Strait

Kiev plans to send the ships of the naval forces of Ukraine through the Kerch Strait in the near future. About this, as the TV channel NewsOne, said adviser to the President of Ukraine Poroshenko Yuri Biryukov.

According to international agreements, laws, agreements, Ukrainian warships have the right to unhindered passage from the Black Sea to the Sea of ​​Azov and vice versa. The end of the story. Yes, we will continue to do it, regardless of whether Russians like it or not. – Yuri Biryukov, Ukrainian public figure

The media learned about the US plans to reduce the military presence in Afghanistan

The United States intends to halve the military presence in Afghanistan, writes the Military.com portal, citing a Pentagon source.

The source said that the commander of the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Scott Miller will withdraw from the country about 7 thousand soldiers from 14 thousand soldiers stationed in the region. He estimates that the withdrawal process will take from 8 to 12 months.

The new press secretary of the Pentagon appointed Charles Summers

The Deputy Spokesman for the US Department of Defense, Charles Summers, is appointed as the new military official. In this position, he replaced Dana White, who resigned on the first of January of the new year. Summers reported on taking office on Twitter.

The media told about the flight of the head of the embassy of the DPRK in Rome

Cho Son Gil headed the North Korean embassy in 2017 after Italy’s expulsion of Ambassador Moon Jong Nam due to the activation of the DPRK nuclear program. Migration services of Russia have declared asylum applications from citizens of the DPRK.

SBU expelled Belarusian journalist for “anti-Ukrainian propaganda”

The Security Service of Ukraine has forcibly expelled a political observer, journalist, Belarusian citizen Pavel Karnazitsky from the country for “anti-Ukrainian propaganda,” the SBU press service said on Wednesday.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announced the US intervention in the affairs of the country

The United States interferes in the internal affairs of Venezuela and does so through other countries in the region. This is stated in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic following the visit of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to Brazil.

The Nigerian army destroyed more than 200 militants “Boko Haram”

The Nigerian government army destroyed more than 200 militants of the radical group Boko Haram during a large-scale operation using ground and air forces. On this, as reported by informational Agence France-Presse, said Wednesday night the Ministry of Defense of an African country.

In Syria, the terrorists captured the city of Darhet el-Izz

According to the television channel Al Mayadeen, militants “Dzhebhat al-Nusra” (a terrorist group banned in Russia) captured the city of Darath al-Izza in the north of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Six Israeli fighters launched rocket attacks on Egypt

According to the information available to the current hour, at least six Israeli F-16i fighters took part in the air strikes on the North Sinai, while the Egyptian air force also took part in the air strikes, which allowed the terrorists to cause maximum damage, although there was no official information about the losses of Islamic militants state “by the current hour is not.

Seven international exercises will be conducted by the Ground Forces of the Russian Armed Forces in 2019

Peacekeeping-oriented maneuvers will be conducted by the Russian military with soldiers from Egypt, India, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Laos, Algeria, and Pakistan. In 2019, Russian Ground Forces units will take part in seven joint maneuvers with colleagues from foreign countries.

Ukraine’s interceptor boat appeared in the Sea of ​​Azov

The Mariupol detachment of the maritime guard of the State Border Service of Ukraine received a new interceptor boat, according to the Facebook page of the Cabinet.

APU reported on the update of the aviation fleet

The Ukroboronprom corporation reported that last year it managed to supply almost 50 aircraft and helicopters for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, thus updating the Ukrainian Armed Forces fleet and strengthening it with modernized flying machines, TsarGrad reports.

Over the repair and modernization of technology worked cluster aircraft, which includes 16 enterprises. Among the equipment supplied by the army are the Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, the Su-25 attack aircraft and others.

An earthquake has occurred in the area of ​​the DPRK nuclear test site

In September 2017, North Korea produced the sixth and most powerful nuclear explosion in Phunheri, claiming a successful thermonuclear warhead test. After that, several earthquakes occurred in the area of ​​the test site, which were the result of the test

Turkey to the border with Syria armored

Reportedly, the arrival of technology is associated with the need to strengthen the border with Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an attack on the Kurdish forces about three weeks ago, but postponed it after his American counterpart decided to withdraw US troops from Syria.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory will ban the sale of weapons at the time of the Universiade 2019

The FSB of the Russian Federation proposed to ban the sale of any weapons, as well as poisons in the Krasnoyarsk Territory during the Universiade 2019. The draft presidential decree, developed by this department, is posted on the portal of draft regulations

Days of Moscow in 2018 were held in 13 countries

Days of Moscow and Days of Culture of the Russian capital were held in 13 countries of the world in 2018. This was reported by the press service of the department of foreign economic and international relations of the city.

Russians spent an average of 50-60 thousand rubles on trips. in 2018

Russians, on average, purchased vouchers from tour operators for 50-60 thousand rubles. in 2018. These were weekly tours of Russia or foreign countries with three or four star hotels, said Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), to the Moscow City News Agency.

Ice Moomin Troll Park Opened in Finland

Dedicated to the characters in the books of the popular fairy taler Tove Jansson, an ice park opened in Finnish Leppävirta. Ice Moomin trolls are located in an underground cave, which is located at a depth of 30 meters. In addition to the Moomin trolls themselves, in the park you can also see the legendary bridge, familiar to readers from the books of Jansson, and the five-meter Moomin House. The exhibition can be year-round, since the temperature in the cave allows it

For Pskov priests, “envelopes” with money cancel

During the diocesan meeting in Pechora, Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon Shevkunov sharply spoke for the transparency of church accounting, the press service of the Pskov diocese reported.

“Dear fathers and brothers, we completely cancel all sorts of“ envelopes ”, offerings on the occasion of the anniversary of consecration, name day and the like. For that matter, I, with gratitude, accepting good wishes and hoping for your prayers, prefer to meet important dates for me in a narrow and prayer circle. Everything about the “envelopes” was forgotten, ”said the metropolitan.

Shevkunov explained that people will trust the Church only if they see that strict and honest records are kept of the funds received and spent.

Russia has about 150 satellites in orbit

The Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia reported that about 70% of Russian spacecraft are controlled by Space Forces.

“In 2018, the Space Forces VKS specialists ensured the launch of 15 Russian spacecraft of various purposes, conducted from the Plesetsk, Baikonur, Vostochny cosmodromes,” RIA Novosti reports.

The Chinese apparatus “Chang’e-4” landed on the far side of the moon

The Chinese unmanned station Chang’e-4 made a soft landing near the South Pole of the Moon. This is the first spacecraft to embark on the other side of the Earth’s satellite. Communication with him is maintained through the Quetqiao orbital repeater.

Tajikistan cancels flights due to unprofitability

Tajik Air Tajik Airlines suspends a number of flights due to the fact that they are not in demand. The airline apologized to the passengers and asked “not to rock the situation and not to call the company for impracticable actions.”

Tajik Air does not specify which flights were canceled, but it is known that on 2 January the plane did not fly from Moscow. There will be no flights to Khujand, St. Petersburg, Tehran, Delhi, reports Radio Ozodi, citing the spokesman for the airline.

China plans to build 6.8 thousand kilometers of railways in 2019

China in 2019 plans to put into operation 6.8 thousand kilometers of new railway lines, among which 3.2 thousand kilometers are given to high-speed trains, the state-owned China Railways said in a statement.

In the Saratov region will repair 300 kilometers of roads

This year in the Saratov region are going to repair about 300 kilometers of roads. This was reported today in the press service of the regional Ministry of Transport and Road Management

Tesla reported record production

Tesla reported a record production in 2018. According to her, at the end of last year the largest number of cars was collected in the company’s history.

ATP exchanges closed sharply lower on statistics from China

The major stock indexes in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) closed on Wednesday with a fall in the indices, reaching 2.8%, amid weak statistics from China – the second largest global economy, according to trading data.

Verkhovna Rada has increased the maximum amount of public debt of Ukraine

In accordance with the law, at December 31, 2019, the maximum amount of public debt of Ukraine is set at 2 trillion 60 billion 101 million 364.5 thousand hryvnia. At the end of 2018, the maximum amount of public debt was determined at the level of 1 trillion 999 billion hryvnia

SOCAR to increase production of chemical products in Azerbaijan

This year, the Azerkimya Production Association, which is part of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), plans to increase production by 35-40%.

Iraq’s oil exports in December increased by 10%

The level of oil exports from Iraq in December amounted to 3.726 million barrels per day, a representative of the Ministry of Oil of the country Asim Jihad told Bloomberg. Thus, compared with November, the growth of oil exports from the country amounted to 10%.

Sakhalin Triton field is among the three largest in the world

The Triton oil and gas field discovered on the shelf of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk is recognized as one of the largest projects in the world. The discovery of this deposit became known in November 2018.

Renewable Energy in Mongolia

The percentage of renewable energy in Mongolia reached a record high in 2018. Thus, according to the Ministry of Energy, the production of renewable energy today takes 16% of the total electricity generated in the country.

Apartments in Slovakia are rapidly becoming more expensive

The difference in prices between the capital of Slovakia and other cities of the country remains significant. While the average cost of an old three-room apartment in Bratislava is € 2,200 per square meter, in илиilina, Trnava and Košice – € 1,500, Nitra – € 1,400

Trump did not rule out that the shutter will last “for a long time”

Partial suspension of the US federal government will last as long as necessary. This statement was made by US President Donald Trump, speaking at a meeting of his office in the White House.

Apple warns investors about lowering revenue forecast

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an open letter to investors about the slowdown in iPhone sales. As the main reason, he pointed out the trade wars between the United States and China. Cook’s letter to investors says that Apple now expects revenue of $ 84 billion over the last quarter.

It is clear that the economy began to slow down there in the second half, and, as it seems to me, the fact is that trade tensions between the United States and China put additional pressure on their economies. – Tim Cook

Mitt Romney refused to participate in the US presidential election

The senator from Utah and the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States in the 2012 elections, Mitt Romney, said he was refusing to participate in the presidential elections in 2020.

Spain has saved more than 400 migrants in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year

Spanish coast guard officers in the first two days of 2019 saved 401 migrants in the Mediterranean.

Parks in the United States overflowed with garbage because of the suspension of the government

US national parks are overflowing with garbage and sewage due to the suspension of the work of the country’s government. According to CNN, this led to the fact that employees of parks were sent on unpaid leave.

Taiwan freighter sank off the coast of China

The freighter “London” sank in Taiwan off the coast of the Chinese eastern Zhejiang province, January 2, reports the publication Paper. The incident occurred at 4:30, 90 nautical miles from the Chinese eastern Zhejiang province.

Over 300,000 car owners in Germany are suing Volkswagen

The Reuters publication, citing a representative of the Federal Office of Justice Thomas Ottersbach, reports that more than 300,000 German car owners are ready to join the class action suit against the Volkswagen concern in connection with a diesel scandal.

In China, two pandas could not share one tree

The network has fought two pandas for one tree in China. The movie, on which two pandas are trying to simultaneously climb a single tree, conquered the Internet. First, animals are jostling, pushing each other off the trunk.

Almost a third of sales in the car market in Norway fell on electric cars

The NRF noted that the number of sales of electric vehicles in Norway reached a record level. So, in 2013, the share of electric cars among the total volume of car sales was 5.5%, and in 2017 – 20.8%.

Queen guitarist released a song about a space probe

Recall that the musician has a degree in astrophysics. Guitarist of the legendary rock band Queen Brian May released a new song called New Horizons. It is noted that it is dedicated to the end of the 12-year mission of the same-name space probe.

On the first day of the New Year, Chris Kelmy died.

January 1, after celebrating the New Year, singer Chris Kelmi died in his country house, REN TV channel reports.

After the death of Yevgeny Osina, 63-year-old Chris Kelmi promised – no more alcohol. The singer was afraid to repeat the fate of a colleague, but today it became known that he could only survive the author of the hit “A Girl Crying in a Machine Gun” for a month and a half.

Named the most popular music album of 2018 in the UK

The leader of the year was unexpected – the soundtrack to the film The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman. The creators of the album are Badge Apiaries and Justin Pole.

The top also includes George Ezra Staying At Tamara’s record and the Divide album of one of the most popular (and highly paid) musicians in the United Kingdom at the moment – Ed Shiran.

Among the singles leader was the song One Kiss performed by Dua Lipa and Kelvin Harris. The second line was taken by the composition of the rapper Drake’s God’s Plan, and the third of the leaders is George Ezra with the single Shotgun.

The Nutcracker play premiered at Zaryadye

The premiere of the play “The Nutcracker”, combining elements of ballet, opera and circus, took place on Wednesday evening in the Moscow concert hall “Zaryadye”. Juggling Christmas trees, a conductor dressed as a Grasshopper, acrobats, dancers and opera singers: the audience greeted the experimental production with an ovation.

St. Petersburg will host the anniversary festival VOLKOV ManiFEST

The VOLKOV ManiFEST festival will be held for the fifth time from 3 to 5 January in Lendok. The idea of ​​the festival, conceived six years ago, was supported by the program director of the Erart Museum, Denis Rubin, an admirer of the talent of the composer and musician Vladimir Volkov

In Izhevsk, the festival “Udmurtia charges”

January 3 at 19:00 on the Izhevsk Central Square will host the festival “Udmurtia charges.” More than 100 people will participate in this flash mob. After performing the dance, the dancers will start a big round dance around the main tree of the city.

Sam Rockwell and Jessica Chastain will hand over Golden Globes

Sam Rockwell and Jessica Chastain will participate in awarding the winners of the Golden Globe Award for merits in the field of cinema and television in 2018, which is second only to Oscar.

Alisa Ganieva spoke about the prohibitions in Dagestan

Writer from Dagestan Alisa Ganieva on the radio station Ekho Moskvy spoke about the tendency in the republic related to the banning of some concerts, showing films, calling not to celebrate the New Year and to close all night clubs

“Kalinov Bridge” by Dmitry Revyakin recorded a new album “Dauria”

The album was recorded at the studio SNC Stas Namin. Information about the possible plans of the group to perform a new set as part of the concert program is not yet available. Upcoming performances of the group “Kalinov Bridge” are expected in February 2019

Radio “Orpheus” collects “Winter Orchestra”

The project participants will be a team assembled from musicians and radio listeners “Orpheus”. Currently, musicians are learning a program consisting of popular and favorite works by Rossini, Brahms, Strauss, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Khachaturian and Sviridov.

“Every good.” Charitable festival starts in Perm

Start a year with “every good” everyone can. Tomorrow a charity art festival starts in Perm. Dozens of Perm musicians and artists decided to start the new year with good deeds

Exhibition Jacopo Tintoretto opened in Nizhny Novgorod

On January 2, the exhibition “Jacopo Tintoretto. A Man of the Renaissance”, timed to the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birth, opened in the Nizhny Novgorod Art Museum.

Tintoretto paintings are a rarity in Russian museums. For example, in the Hermitage there are only three of his canvases. One genuine work of the Renaissance master, “A Portrait of a Venetian Nobleman,” is also kept in the Nizhny Novgorod Museum. The painting was written in the 60s of the XVI century.

The exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakovs ends at the New Tretyakov Gallery

An exhibition of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov works in the Tretyakov Gallery before the “old” New Year. For Moscow conceptualist Ilya Kabakov, who has collaborated with his wife Emilia Kabakova since the 1990s, the exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val became the first full-fledged retrospective.

Order of the Legion of Honor of France was received by the writer Michel Welbeck

Welbeck is one of the most widely read French authors in the world. His first novel, Expanding the Space of Struggle, was published in 1994 and immediately brought fame to the author. For the next novel “Elementary Particles” the writer was awarded the French literary prize “November”. Michelle Welbeck is also the winner of the Goncourt Prize for the novel “Map and Territory”.

Appeal in the case of Scythian gold will be considered in March

2 years ago, the Amsterdam District Court decided to return Scythian gold to Ukraine. Crimean museums have challenged him. By court decision, the Ukrainian side must pay 111 thousand euros for the temporary storage of exhibits in the Dutch museum. The head of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Pavel Petrenko, said then that these funds would be transferred after the final verdict of the court.

“In March, meetings in court will continue. The process is, of course, not fast, but we hope for a positive consideration. Our position remains unchanged, the collection should return to the Crimean museums,” said Malgin.

Holiday programs on Pushkin’s fairy tales are held in libraries.

From January 2 to January 6, festive programs with master classes, contests and gifts are held in 160 libraries. 22 reading rooms will hold 46 Christmas trees. The main theme of many programs is the fairy tales of A.S. Pushkin and fables IA Krylov. Anniversaries since the birth of these writers will be celebrated in 2019.

University for robots will appear in Russia

In Russia, by 2035, it is planned to create a university for training robots and artificial intelligence. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the STI “Avtonet”.

“By 2035, a“ university ”will appear in Russia for teaching artificial intelligence, or an organization on the basis of which digital consciousness technologies will be tested and improved by experienced specialists, the agency’s source said.

It is noted that employees will train artificial intelligence in the implementation of applied tasks, which are also related to the introduction of V2X communication technologies into the city’s transport infrastructure.

The list of the most dangerous smartphones compiled in the US

Analysts of the US Federal Communications Agency have compiled a list of the most dangerous smartphones in the world. Mainly taken into account the level of SAR-radiation, which shows the amount of harmful effects of the gadget on a person, according to the portal Phone Arena.

The most dangerous was the Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone. It turned out that the maximum radiation rate for this model is 1.52 W / kg, for the body and head – 1.35 W / kg, writes the Federal News Agency. In second place was another phone from Google – Pixel 3. Its figure is 1.34 W / kg. Close the top five dangerous gadgets smartphones One Plus, LG V40 and iPhone XS Max and XS. Their performance is not critical, but above average.

In 2023, 90% of computers will ship with SSD

The report of Western Digital reported that the proportion of computers and smartphones with SDD, produced in 2023, will reach 90%. Experts also believe that the market size of SSD-drives will grow from $ 12.3 billion in 2018 to $ 16.8 billion in 2023.

Sony will show new smartphones at CES 2019

There is information that Sony plans to show its new smartphones at CES 2019. Of course, there is no official information about this and it will not be, since the company wants to show the most interesting and play on the effect of surprise.

Full-load Mercedes X-Class van costs $ 205,000

German firm Matzker specializes in preparing Land Rovers for land-based adventures, but the latest work uses the Mercedes-Benz X-Class as the basis for setting up equipment in the desert

The new 700-strong BMW supercar will appear in 2023

Together, the two units will produce about 700 hp. Most likely, the hybrid supercar BMW will release a limited edition. For the car, the Bavarians will ask not less than 147,500 dollars. Car sales will start in 2023, and the timing of its presentation has not yet been announced.

In China, presented a crossover Jetour X90

At the beginning of the year, the presentation of the Jetour X90 youth crossover was held in Beijing. Sales start in mid-January.

Mercedes GLB will be presented this summer

GLB uses the Mercedes MFA2 concept for compact models, such as the newest A-class and the new generation CLA. This allows all of them to use the same powertrain and technology.

The GLB-Class in the USA will be represented by an A-class sedan engine and will have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 188 horsepower (140 kW) and 299 Newton-meters of torque. Europeans will have a choice: a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 1.5-liter turbodiesel.

If you lack 188 hp, spy shots have already confirmed the development of the Mercedes-AMG GLB35. This would split the A35 turbocharged 2.0 liters, creating a powerful 302 hp. (225 kW) and 400 Nm. It is not yet known whether Mercedes is planning to also create a full bore GLB45 with a capacity of more than 400 hp. (298 kW), but the common platform for the future A45 makes it possible.

The United States submitted a proposal to Turkey for the supply of Patriot air defense system

US representatives submitted a proposal to Turkey for the supply of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM).

Medvedev appointed Elena Boyko Deputy Health Minister

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev appointed Elena Boyko Deputy Minister of Health. The corresponding order was published on the portal of legal information. Boyko previously headed the department of digital development and information technology departments.

The White House warned US citizens against traveling to China

“The Chinese authorities use their powers to prevent US citizens from leaving China, using” exit bans “, sometimes not allowing US citizens to leave the country for years,” said the United States foreign ministry.

Almost 70 thousand Russian military took part in operations in Syria

Almost 70,000 Russian military have gained combat experience in operations in Syria. Interfax reported this with reference to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

US urged Iran to abandon testing of ballistic missiles

The United States calls on Iranian authorities to stop launching three launch vehicles in the coming months. This was stated by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement released on Thursday, January 3.

The mission of the NATO Air Police in the Baltic countries goes to Poland

On Thursday, January 3, the NATO Air Police mission in the Baltic countries moved to Poland. As reported by BNS, four Polish F-16 fighters replaced the same machine as the Belgian Air Force. The planes of the NATO mission are stationed at the Zokniai airfield under Saulai.

Defense Ministry intends to modernize Be-12 amphibious aircraft fleet

The Russian Defense Ministry intends to modernize the Be-12 anti-submarine amphibian aircraft fleet in 2019, the department of information and mass communications of the military department said on Thursday.

Estonia commemorates those killed in the civil war

The memory of those who fought for the independence of Estonia in the years of the civil war is celebrated in Estonia every third of January. In commemoration of the armistice concluded between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic in the country, the state holiday “Memorial Day of those who fought in the Liberation War” was established.

According to tradition, on January 3, state flags are displayed in Estonia. At 10:30, the church bells will ring, and a minute of silence will be announced on the radio.

In Brussels, the court banned the taxi service Uber

The Brussels Economic Court has banned the operation of Uber’s taxi service in the Brussels capital. On this today, January 3, according to RTL Info. In accordance with the decision of the Economic Court of Brussels, the work of the Uber service in the city is recognized as illegal.

Experts have named the most useful winter sport

Quiet skiing in the park or forest is the most useful and safe winter sport, they can be recommended to almost everyone, according to experts polled by RIA Novosti.

The government will create a system of care for the elderly and disabled

As part of the federal project “Older generation” of the national project “Demography”, a system of long-term care for elderly people and people with disabilities who need social services will be created, according to the website of the Cabinet.

Hermitage has changed the day of free visits

Since the beginning of 2019, the Hermitage has changed the day of free visits. Doors for everyone now open on the third Thursday of each month. This is reported on the museum website.

Venice has introduced a fee for entry into the city

In Venice, introduced a fee for visiting the city instead of a tourist tax for the night. Tax in the amount of from two to five euros will have to be paid by all tourists, including those who come to the city for several hours, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Daily Mail.

Kazakhstan approved tariff for transportation of Russian oil to China

“By the order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (…), the cost of transporting Russian oil in the amount of 10 million tons per year through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the People’s Republic of China (…) was approved for the period 2019-2023 in the amount of $ 15 per tonne excluding VAT” – said in a statement on the company’s website

Coca-Cola bought a Costa coffee network from Whitbread for $ 4.9 billion

Whitbread PLC has closed the sale of The Coca-Cola Company to the Costa Coffee Network. The deal amounted to 3.7 billion pounds, Whitbread reported ($ 4.9 billion, the Coca-Cola report).

Construction of the Mohamand hydroelectric station in Pakistan will begin in two weeks

On January 2, the retired Lieutenant-General Mazmal Hasin, chairman of the water and energy resources of Pakistan, said that the construction of the long-awaited Mohamand hydroelectric station will be launched within two weeks.

In Russia, earned a new development fund

Since this year, a new state development fund has been launched in Russia, created specifically to finance infrastructure projects as part of the implementation of the May presidential decrees

A new development fund is not a separate legal organization with its staff, but only one of the items of federal budget expenditures. Over the next six years, it plans to implement almost 400 projects worth 3.5 trillion rubles in the areas of the digital economy, transport, housing, education, the environment, small and medium businesses, exports, human capital development and health care.

British finances entrusted women

The Ministry of Finance of the United Kingdom appointed two women to the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee. The ministry announced that Colette Bow and Jane-Ann Gadia were taking office. They replaced Richard Sharpe and Martin Taylor.

As noted in the British Ministry of Finance, the appointment of women with a recognized reputation in the financial world should not only strengthen the committee, but also increase gender diversity in it, because until that time there was only one woman among its 13 members.

Oil exports from Venezuela fell to a minimum in 28 years

Photo: Juan Carlos Hernandez / ZUMAPRESS.com The fall in production against the background of the economic crisis in Venezuela led to the fact that oil exports from the country in 2018 was only 1.245 million barrels per day – this is the minimum volume for 28 years.

In Bulgaria, found a forgotten warehouse with new BMW

According to the Autoclub portal referring to the Bulgarian Facebook community “Tsentar for Fighting with a Cella”, the other day ten sedans and one BMW 5 Series wagon in the E34 body were found in a warehouse in Blagoevgrad 25 years ago.

About 700 people were affected by the earthquake in China

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 alarmed the population of China on the morning of January 3. A natural disaster has arrived in the southwestern part of the country in the province of Sichuan. According to Chinese media, 774 victims are now known.

Record fast electric aircraft built in Britain

The project will be implemented by Rolls-Royce specialists together with engineers from other organizations. The British intend to build a record-fast electric aircraft that can reach speeds of over 480 kilometers per hour, reports nplus1.ru

China is preparing to release in 2022, unmanned high-speed train

China plans to launch an automated high-speed train in the Beijing-Zhangjiakou section of Hebei Province by 2022. This was reported by the China Daily news agency on January 3 on the official website.

“We create protective zones”

German police verifies information about the creation of right-wing radicals civil defense units in the Bavarian Amberg. About it reports TASS with reference to law enforcement agencies. According to the agency, the relevant messages appeared in social networks. Thus, Facebook began to distribute posts of the Nuremberg branch of the National Democratic Party of Germany with attached photos of people in yellow vests. They are accompanied by the inscriptions: “We create protective zones.”

On December 29, four migrants while intoxicated committed indiscriminate attacks on passersby. At least 12 citizens suffered.

Dagenstan New Year’s Salute

On New Year’s Eve in the Dagestan city of Derbent, a three-year-old boy received a gunshot wound to the head, he was hospitalized in intensive care, doctors estimate his condition as serious, reports TASS.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Dagestan, an emergency occurred when the parents went out with the child to watch the fireworks. According to the head of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Dagestan, Ruslan Ibragimgadzhiyev, during the celebration of the New Year, someone opened fire with a firearm, a bullet hit the child in the head.

The film “Mary Poppins Returns” is coming out on Russian screens

In 1964, Robert Stevenson presented a musical based on the work of the British-Australian writer Pamela Travers, which was a great success.

Oleg Koronny wanders around Peter in the Pompeya music video for the song “Do”

The video tells about a person who has to make a decisive and important step in life, but he can’t do it, which goes against the life-affirming lyrics of the song. 10 songs for all occasions from Pompeya listen here

In Moscow, an exhibition of “Paris Evenings” by Baroness Ettingen

The exhibition recreates the atmosphere of the salon of the Baroness. The exhibition opens with the painting “The Wedding” by artist Henri Rousseau, whom Ettingen greatly valued. The cabin also featured the work of Francis Picabia, Amedeo Modigliani, Andre Derain, and others.

The release date of the film “Once upon a Deadpool” became known.

American actor Ryan Reynolds called the release date of the censorship version of the film “Deadpool-2”, which was called “Once-was Deadpool”. In digital format and on Blu-Ray film will appear January 15, 2019.

In St. Petersburg, opened an exhibition of icons from amber

Christmas exhibition takes place in the Museum of Amber on the Gostiny Dvor. In the Museum of Amber, located in the Gostiny Dvor, opened a Christmas exhibition. Visitors can see icons up to two meters high and Easter eggs made of amber.

The Bird Box has become the most popular film in Netflix history.

A Netflix film titled “Bird Box” (Bird Box) with Sandra Bullock appeared in the largest paid video streaming service on December 21

Yusup Razykov finished a film about Aram Khachaturian

After the success of the drama “Turkish Saddle”, director Yusup Razykov filmed a new film, “The Saber Dance”, the first appeal of the cinema to one of the key personalities of our twentieth century musical life, the composer and conductor Aram Khachaturian.

Kevin Smith began work on the reboot of “Jay and the Silent Bob”

Kevin Smith is actively working to reload the cult comedy “Jay and the Silent Bob Strike Back.” Now Smith, together with his colleague Jason Muse and his wife Jordan Monsanto, are developing the project.

There was a comedy horror trailer from Timur Bekmambetov “Dron”

Timur Bekmambetov’s company Bazelevs Production shared the trailer for the comedy horror “Dron”, whose plot is very opaque intersected with the franchise about the doll with a knife Chucky

Rammstein Guitarist Announces Release Of Five New Clips

The guitarist of the German group Rammstein Richard Kruspe told about the release of five videos for songs from the new album. Reports about it Kerrang !. According to him, the tour in connection with the release of the new album will be “big and superintensive” show.

“It looks like this time we will have five music videos. I am very pleased with the album, although, of course, something else may change, ”said Kruspe.

The network found traces of the device with iOS 13

According to rumors that informers had circulated last spring, iOS 13 will focus on changes in the iPad, but iPhone users will certainly also be offered something new.

Xiaomi will turn the Redmi smartphone into a separate brand

At the event, the developers announced that the Redmi smartphone will become a separate brand from Xiaomi. The first device that will introduce the line, the user will be able to see already this month. Representatives of the company have not yet disclosed the name of the device.

Huawei introduced the budget smartphone Y5 Lite for 118 dollars

Huawei has introduced a new budget smartphone, released on the program Android Go. Its name is Y5 Lite, and the price is 118 American dollars. The gadget is equipped with an IPS-display of 5.45 inches with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels.

Acer introduced the lightweight and shockproof TravelMate X3410 laptop

Acer has introduced a lightweight and shockproof notebook TravelMate X3410. This model belongs to the business segment, the device will become a convenient gadget for people who travel frequently and can work outside the home or office. A shockproof laptop weighs 1.6 kilograms.

Samsung will show the OLED panel Sound on Display

According to ETnews, Samsung showed its innovative Sound on Display OLED panels at CES in Las Vegas, which will open in early January. The technology itself was described earlier this year, but so far there is no real product with it.

Google will continue work on contactless control system

The corporation began work on the creation of a contactless control system in 2015. It allows you to replace the tap on the screen with gestures such as rubbing your thumb and forefinger. The sensor built in inside fixes the movements.

Introduced Samsung Exynos Auto V9 single-chip system

The Samsung Exynos Auto V9 single-chip system includes eight ARM Cortex-A76 cores operating at a frequency of up to 2.1 GHz, a high-quality sound subsystem and built-in security features that meet the requirements of ASIL-B.

New watches from LG can get a modular camera

The new patent filed at USTPO (US Trademark and Patent Office) demonstrates LG smart watches that have a modular camera attached to the strap.

Vuzix Blade smart glasses valued at $ 1,000

Vuzix, a company that has been engaged in smart glasses for more than ten years, is mainly focused on corporate customers. However, last year she showed a prototype of a device called Blade, which will be addressed not to doctors or warehouse workers, but to ordinary consumers.

In Mexico, discovered the temple of the god Shepe-Totek

Mexican archaeologists have discovered an interesting find in the state of Puebla. This is the Temple of the God Xipe-Totek from Aztec mythology. Rather, archaeologists saw the ruins.

Biologists have figured out how to make immunity suppress multiple sclerosis

Canadian scientists have found in the human gut special immune cells that can neutralize inflammation inside the brain and prevent the development of multiple sclerosis. Prospects for their use in medicine were disclosed in the journal Cell.

Hyundai has created a wireless automatic charging for electric vehicles.

Today, Koreans presented a new wireless automatic charging system for electric cars called the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS). Interestingly, it combines two functions at once: autonomous battery charging (by electromagnetic induction) and automatic parking.

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