Against the background of the past talks between the foreign ministers of Japan and Russia on the conclusion of a peace treaty between the countries, Japan’s public television NHK conducted a survey of the country’s residents regarding the transfer of sovereignty over the Kuril Islands by Russia to Japan.
According to published data, 38% of respondents believe that Japan should seek from Russia a one-time transfer of all the “Northern Territories”, i.e. immediately four islands of the Kuril chain: Kunashir, Iturup, Shikotan and Hibomai. The same number of respondents (38%) supported the gradual transfer of the Kuril Islands by Russia to Japan. In their opinion, Russia must first pass on Shikotan and Hibomai, and then Kunashir and Iturup. And only 10% of respondents agreed on the transfer of only two islands to Japan: Shikotan and Hibomai. As can be seen from the survey, the question of concluding a peace treaty without the transfer of islands in Japan is not considered at all.
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The Parliament of Great Britain rejected Teresa May’s plan for secession from the European Union.
As expected, the Parliament of Great Britain rejected the plan proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May for the secession of the United Kingdom from the European Union. A vote on the May plan for Brexit was held today, January 15th. 202 members of the House of Commons spoke out for Theresa May’s plan, 432 deputies were against.
Court in Moscow extended the arrest of eight Ukrainian sailors
The Moscow Lefortovo Court extended the arrest to eight of 24 Ukrainian sailors accused of illegally crossing the Russian border in the Kerch Strait. As reported by TASS, the period of arrest extended to April 24.
Russia will not pay a fee to the Council of Europe
Russia will not pay a fee to the Council of Europe in 2019, said State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy. “Russia will not buy a ticket for that film, which it does not watch at the cinema, and, accordingly, it will not pay for its non-participation,” Tolstoy told reporters.
Venezuelan parliament called Maduro a usurper of power
The Venezuelan National Assembly adopted a statement in which President Nicolas Maduro was declared a usurper of power. According to RIA Novosti, the world public was informed by the chairman of the country’s National Assembly, Juan Guaydo, who on January 11, 2019 was declared interim head of Venezuela.
Ukraine has announced the resumption of production of aircraft “Ruslan”
The Ukrainian enterprise Antonov plans to begin production of the An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft, while refusing to use Russian components, First Deputy Director General of the Ukroboronprom concern Sergey Omelchenko said on the channel of Pryvoy Channel.
Former Mexican President accused of accepting bribe from drug lord
Colombian drug dealer Alex Cifuentes accused former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto of taking bribes from drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, also known as El Chapo (Shorty). Reports the edition about it Aristegui Noticias
Poroshenko called his goal for the next five years
March 31 in Ukraine will be presidential elections. According to surveys of the sociological service “Rating”, Poroshenko ranks last among the candidates for which the inhabitants of the country are ready to vote, and steadily leads antirating.
My goal is to make Ukraine non-volatile over the next five years. We can satisfy our needs with our gas. It is necessary to stop someone stealing this gas, and then blamed it on public debt. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
Erdogan called the withdrawal of US troops from Syria a step in the right direction
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the withdrawal of American troops from Syria a step in the right direction. He wrote about this in his column for the newspaper Kommersant.
“The withdrawal of the United States from Syria is a step in the right direction,” Erdogan said.
The United States is exploring the possibility of increasing the strength of the missile defense system in the country and in the world
The administration of US President Donald Trump is exploring the possibility of building up the forces of the missile defense system (PRO) in the country and abroad. This was reported by the Associated Press.
US Vice Admiral calls for restraining Russia and China with robots
The commander made a statement at the symposium of the association of surface forces. According to him, medium and large vessels without a crew are needed, as well as a large surface combatant ship and combat-capable frigate, RIA Novosti quotes.
Indra exercises this year in India
The Indra-Russian-Indian exercise this year is scheduled to take place at one of the military grounds in India, the Russian Eastern Military District reports.
“This year’s Indra-2019 Russian-Indian joint military exercise is planned to be held at one of the military grounds of India. The time, place, composition of the forces and means of the exercise have yet to be agreed with the Indian side during preparatory consultations,” the message said.
Poroshenko spoke about the psychological impact of Javelin in the Donbass
Poroshenko believes that in this case the psychological effect of the complex worked. The Ukrainian president believes that the enemy has ceased to use heavy equipment due to the possibility of the use of the Javelin complexes with the thermal guidance system by the Ukrainian security forces.
I want to draw attention to the psychological results of providing us with Javelin … We do not have tank attacks now. This effect is only on one type of weapon. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
US drone flew near the borders of the Russian Federation and over the Donbas
American strategic drone RQ-4B Global Hawk Air Force flew near the Russian borders and over the Donbas, according to data from the Twitter account of the aviation resource PlaneRadar.
Russia intends to develop military-technical cooperation with Serbia
Russia highly appreciates the position of Serbia in maintaining neutrality and will continue to support it in the field of military-technical cooperation. About this in an interview with two Serbian publications, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin website.
Russia explained to the USA its accusations of non-compliance with the START-3 Treaty.
The Russian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the US Senate claiming that Washington was in compliance with the terms of the Strategic Offensive Arms Treaty (START-3), according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing a document.
The contract for the supply of Su-57 plan to sign in 2020
The second contract for the production and supply of Su-57 fighters is planned to be signed in 2020, TASS reports, citing a source in the aircraft industry. The contract involves the transfer of 13 such fighters to the Air and Space Forces (VKS).
Kurds ousted terrorists from key outpost in eastern Syria
The detachments of the SDS began an operation on September 10 against the IS outposts in the east of the province of Deir-ez-Zor. According to the Syrian Center for Monitoring Human Rights, over 1,100 terrorists were killed as a result of military operations and strikes by Western coalition air forces.
Senator Gillibrand announced her desire to run for president
Democratic Senator from New York State Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she was going to participate in the next US presidential elections to be held in November 2020.
China advises its companies to avoid travel to the US
China has asked several state-owned enterprises to avoid business trips to the United States and their allies, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. We are talking about the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Court in the United States rejected the requirements of air traffic controllers for the payment of salaries
Employees of airports tried to oblige the American authorities to issue money despite the so-called shatdaun – the suspension of the government.
In the Central Bank saw in fairy tales a hindrance to the financial culture of Russians
Some fairy tales form Russians’ belief in the easy receipt of rewards and harm the formation of a culture of financial literacy, the Central Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank, Sergei Shvetsov, said in the State Duma, reports the Moscow Agency
In Vladivostok, ambulance arrived at the call was stoned.
Unidentified people in Vladivostok attacked an ambulance car that arrived at the call and threw stones at it, a representative of the city Ministry of Internal Affairs told RIA Novosti.
The residence of the governor of the Vladimir region will be leased
According to the Vladimirsky News Agency, the head of the region, Vladimir Sipagin, was offered to take a house during his rule, but he refused and offered to make a hotel out of the mansion in Yuryevets. The project is designed for accommodation of VIPs, specially protected persons, investors.
Ministry of Transport proposed to free air carriers from extra fees
As a result, the latter risk incurring double costs. According to most experts, the measure will reduce airline costs and ticket prices, as well as increase competition in the market. At the same time, there is a risk of new charges from airports and the bankruptcy of regional air ports.
Conductors in St. Petersburg forbidden to drop children out of transport
According to the children’s ombudsman of St. Petersburg, Svetlana Agapitova, the document says how a conductor should behave if a student cannot pay for travel by bus, trolleybus or tram.
To wash more often and less often go out
The smog situation in Sibay remains difficult. Today, the wind has changed direction, then the city is again shrouded in a haze with a chemical smell.
The head of administration, Rustem Afzalov, addressed the townspeople. In social networks, he asked residents of the Mining microdistrict to visit the street less often and more often to humidify the indoor air. Also, the mayor advised to wash his eyes, nose and mouth and use a respirator.
“Due to the fact that as of 5 hours and 30 minutes on January 16, 2019, the wind direction in the area of the Sibay quarry is south, south-west, we ask you to follow the recommendations,” wrote Afzalov
In Ukraine, calculated the size of the average pension
The Pension Fund of Ukraine reported on its Facebook about the size of the average pension in the country. The ministry reported that the average pension in Ukraine as of January 1, 2019 is UAH 2,645.6 – a little more than 6 thousand rubles. or about $ 93.
The assets of the oligarch Firtash arrested in Cyprus at the suit of VTB
The arrested property of the oligarch is estimated at almost $ 46 million. In particular, interim measures affected Group DF Holdings Limited – Firtash’s parent company, which manages all of its assets in different countries. Dmitry Firtash is on the list of the richest people in Ukraine.
The total amount of debt is more than 2.5 billion rubles. According to informed sources of Kommersant, a lawsuit was filed with the District Court of the Cypriot city of Limassol on December 20 last year by lawyers from VTB Bank and a week later interim measures were taken on it.
The Ministry of Finance will offer OFZ more than 35 billion rubles
The Ministry of Finance at the first weekly auctions in 2019 on January 16 intends to place federal loan bonds (OFZ) in the amount of 35.1 billion rubles, follows from the report of the department. The ministry intends to hold three auctions on Wednesday.
Independent gas stations do not rule out the appearance of price tags for half a liter of gasoline
Independent gas stations warn about the possible introduction of marketing “tricks” in selling gasoline at gas stations, for example, about the appearance of price tags for half a liter of fuel, according to a press release from the Independent Fuel Union (NTS).
Central Bank announced the imminent start of the discussion of the new pension concept
The government at the end of January will decide on the start of a public discussion of the draft individual pension capital (IPC), which should replace the current frozen funded pensions. This was stated by the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov, reports TASS.
Packs of cigarettes offered to mark the code instead of excise stamps
The results of the experiment on digital labeling of tobacco products have shown that a special two-dimensional code can also solve the fiscal problem and replace excise stamps. Soon cigarettes and cigarettes can completely move to the new standard.
Oilmen will be obliged to pay property tax on wells
All production wells of the Ministry of Economic Development are planning to include in the tax base for real estate tax, – said Deputy Finance Minister Ilya Trunin. According to him, the corresponding bill has already been prepared. If the document is adopted, the oil industry will be obliged to pay another tax.
The media found out about the possible purchase by Rostelecom of DataLine operator
Rostelecom is negotiating to purchase DataLine, an operator of data centers owned by IT holding Inline Technologies Group, the Kommersant newspaper reports, citing two sources in the telecommunications market.
Russia’s international reserves in 2018 increased to $ 468.5 billion
The cost of monetary gold in reserves in December increased by $ 3.978 billion, or 4.8%, to $ 86.903 billion. Its share in reserves in December rose to a new record level of 18.5% from 17.9%. For the whole of 2018, the value of gold in reserves increased by $ 10.256 billion, or 13.4%, from $ 76.647 billion.
The average size of bank deposits in Russia grew by 8%
Over the past two years, the average size of a bank deposit in Russia grew by 8% and amounted to more than 682 thousand rubles. At the same time, the greatest growth was observed last year. “Izvestia” came to such conclusions after a survey of banks included in the top 30 credit organizations
Ministry of Finance announced the possible capitalization of Promsvyazbank
In 2019, Promsvyazbank may recapitalize. At the same time, the government is also considering the possibility of a non-monetary increase in capital. This is reported by Vedomosti, citing Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev.
Italy for the year gave the European Union 4.4 billion euros more than it received
In 2017, Italy transferred 4.4 billion euros more to the EU budget than it received from its funds, Italia Oggi reports on Tuesday, January 15, citing official EU statistics. Thus, Italy has confirmed its status as a “donor country” of the European Union, journalists say.
Central Bank placed coupon bonds of the 17th issue for 427 billion rubles
The Bank of Russia placed coupon bonds of the 17th issue for a total of 427 billion 38.953 million rubles at face value. The demand for securities amounted to 427 billion 38.953 million rubles at face value, according to the materials of the Moscow Exchange. The volume of supply amounted to 500 billion rubles at par.
Coal mining in the Krasnoyarsk Territory increased by 22%
In 2018, the extraction of hard coal in the Krasnoyarsk Territory increased by 22%. This was reported by the company Russian Coal, a member of the SAFMAR group, M. Gutserieva. As reported, coal of “G” grade with a calorific value of over 6000 kcal / kg is mined in the region in the Sayano-Partizansky open pit.
Export duty on oil in Russia will decrease from February 1
The duty on the export of oil from Russia from February 1 will drop by 8.3 dollars – to 80.7 dollars from 89 dollars per ton in January, follows from the calculations of the Ministry of Finance.
The preferential duty rate on oil for a number of fields in Eastern Siberia, the Caspian fields and the Prirazlomnoye field in connection with the new calculation formula adopted in the framework of the tax maneuver in the oil industry, from February 1, 2015 remains at zero.
Two cars fell into a pit of boiling water in St. Petersburg
The breakthrough of the heating main happened in the courtyard of the house number 4 on Ordzhonikidze Street in the Moscow district of St. Petersburg. Two parked cars collapsed into the hole formed after the breakthrough of the pipe with boiling water.
In St. Petersburg, the court terminated the case of a repost of political anecdote
The Nevsky District Court of St. Petersburg discontinued the criminal case of Eduard Nikitin, who was accused of extremism for publishing an anecdote about elections and caricatures on the social network VKontakte.
As “Kommersant” previously reported, the reason for the criminal prosecution of Eduard Nikitin was the repost of caricatures and a political anecdote, in which the author doubted that the elections could lead to changes in the lives of ordinary citizens.
The first trailer “Spiderman: Away from Home”
It is curious that in the opening trailer, the Mysterio looks more like a hero, and not like a villain, fighting against the monster that destroys London. The Russian premiere of “Spider-Man: Away from Home” is scheduled for July 4th.
Madonna can speak at Eurovision in Israel
Pop singer Madonna can speak at Eurovision-2019, which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, as a guest star reports portal Ynet. The portal informs that the organizers of the competition are already negotiating with a famous singer.
Alisha Keese to hold the 61st Grammy Awards
It became known who will hold the prestigious Grammy Awards ceremony this year. On her page on the social network Instagram, popular R’n’B-singer Alisha Keese told that the choice of the organizers of the award fell on her.
Public Council established under the State Duma Committee on Culture
At the State Duma Committee on Culture, the Public Council first appeared, the committee’s press service told Interfax. As follows from the document of the Committee’s press service, which is at the disposal of Interfax, 22 people were included in this Council.
The director from London is going to the Perm theater “At the Bridge”
A director from London is going to the Perm Theater “At the Bridge”. This was told by the artistic director of the theater Sergey Fedotov
Group Chemical Brothers will perform in the summer in Moscow
The British group The Chemical Brothers will arrive in Moscow with a concert on June 7, organizing company SAV Entertainment reports on its official website. It is reported that at a concert with the Russian capital, the group will present its new album “No Geography”
“Primeval Russia” is preparing to open
Nature Festival “Primordial Russia” starts on January 18 in the Central House of Artists. The festival is held for the sixth time. The main themes remained unchanged: the beauty of nature in Russia, as well as how to preserve it.
The creators of “Griffin” abandoned jokes about gays
In the animated series “Griffins” will no longer joke about gays. The fact that the fun at the expense of homosexuals is curtailed, told Donald Trump one of the main characters – Peter Griffin – in the Sunday release. And then, in an interview with TVLine, executive producers of the show Alek Salkin and Richard Appel confirmed this.
Fans of joking around scrupulous topics, such as disability, cancer, AIDS, feminism, pedophilia, slavery or obesity, refused to joke about gay people voluntarily. According to Richard Appel, this decision was made without any pressure from outside: the creators of the show now feel uncomfortable in such humor.
The Cranberries have released a song from the last album recorded with Dolores O’Riordan
The group managed to record 11 songs before the death of O’Riordan, which will be included in the album. In The End will be the eighth and last record of the group.
State Cinema of Ukraine in 2018 released 40 films
In 2018, the state agency of Ukraine on film issues produced 40 Ukrainian films, said the head of the agency Philip Ilyenko, reported January 15 to UNIAN According to him, in 2018, nearly 480 million hryvnas ($ 17.13 million) were spent on the production of all Ukrainian films.
Museum of Russian impressionism told about new exhibitions
From February 13 to May 19, an exhibition of landscape painter Nikolai Meshcherin will take place. He devoted his painting experiences to the search for light and color. From June 4 to September 24, the exhibition “Pavel Benkov and Nikolay Feshin” will be presented. And from October 10 to January 26, the exhibition “Spanish Impressionism” will be held. The paintings provide 14 major museums in Spain: the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, the Museum of Montserrat, the House Museum of Joaquin Sorolla, the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao.
Zurab Tsereteli was awarded the highest award of the Ministry of Culture
Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky presented the highest departmental award to the President of the Russian Academy of Arts, Zurab Tsereteli, a silver sign “For Contribution to Russian Culture”. The award ceremony took place on January 15 during the celebration of the anniversary of Tsereteli, who turned 85 years old on January 4, at a meeting of the presidium of the Academy.
Dutch royal family auctioning Rubens drawing
The sketch of Rubens with the image of a young man with raised hands is planned to be sold at Sotheby’s auction along with 12 more pictures of old masters, as well as with porcelain, dishes and silver from the collection of the Dutch king Willem II. It is expected that on January 30 at the auction in New York a draft will go under the hammer for $ 3.5 million.
Almost a third of Russians use only mobile Internet
The number of calls from smartphones is increasing, and from the tablets on the Web they are getting less and less. The main observation is the increase in the share of users who use only the mobile Internet. If last year they accounted for 18% of all Internet users, this figure increased to 35%.
In Russia, learned to determine the nature of man by his correspondence
Russian experts have learned to determine the nature of a person by analyzing his correspondence. This was reported to Izvestia at SearchInform, whose employees created a corresponding computer program.
Nike introduced sneakers with automatic lacing
The American company Nike introduced smart basketball sneakers with automatic lacing. The novelty is called Adapt BB, a small electric motor and a set of sensors that track the fit of the shoe on the foot are used for lacing.
Xiaomi intends to change the design of their smartphones
Lei Jun responded that this message will be taken into account in the further development of new models, and also promised in 2019 significant progress in the design of smartphones. He wrote in his account: “Redmi Note 7 – this is just the beginning.”
The first trade-in hours appeared in Russia
The first trade-in hours appeared in Russia, the South Korean manufacturer Samsung began offering such a service, the company’s press service told RIA Novosti. Previously, the trade-in for electronic devices operated in Russia only on smartphones, tablets and Apple MacBook laptops.
Created the world’s first mouse-sized computer.
The dimensions of the device slightly exceed the serial samples. The body and parts are printed on a 3D printer. Inside is a single board computer Raspberry Pi Zero W with four cores.
In Ryazan, test a minibus without a driver
Testing the new Russian unmanned bus will begin in the spring of 2019 in one of the parks in Ryazan. About this “Izvestia” told the developers of technology, the information was confirmed by the adviser to the governor of the Ryazan region.
Sales of Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Cor 2 fitness bracelet launched in China
A new fitness novelty from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has appeared on sale in China. We are talking about the model Amazfit Cor 2, which did not change the Amazfit Cor. The novelty is traded in retail with a price tag of $ 44.
Earth’s magnetic pole moves toward
Scientists have found that the north magnetic pole of our planet unpredictably wanders and moves, deviating from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia. Due to the fact that the magnetic pole of the Earth goes to the side, there is a problem of failure of parameters in navigation for aircraft and ships.
How to repair composite material
Australian professor Adrian Mouritz from RMIT University has created a polymer that can be sprayed onto cracked or damaged fibrous composite surfaces. Their mechanical integrity is restored in about 10 minutes, which seems to be required for solidification of the substance. It is unclear from the message of the university how long his term of service is, most likely we are talking about a limited period of time. On the composition of the polymer, unfortunately, nothing is reported. His research was funded by the Australian Department of Defense and the United States Navy.
The brain extracted memories in reverse order.
British psychologists conducted a series of experiments in which they showed that in the process of extracting memories of an object, certain properties of it (semantic and details of appearance) are extracted from memory not in the order in which they got there.
Tomato plants emit aroma to prevent bacterial attacks
Tomato plants emit aroma to prevent bacterial attacks. This volatile compound is hexylbutyrate (HB), and, according to research conducted at the Institute of Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, it has tremendous potential to protect crops from infections, drought, etc. The results were published in the journal Frontiers in plants
Scientists talked about a suddenly “awakened” black hole
Within the limits of a young galaxy, researchers managed to find a supermassive black hole. The peculiarity of the latter is that in just two months its size had doubled. Representatives of the scientific world are encountering such transformations for the first time.
Volkswagen and Ford announced the creation of an alliance
The competition between Volkswagen NFZ and the Ford light truck branch has come to an end. The German and American companies announced the creation of an alliance, within the framework of which several joint projects are planned at once, and above all, the production of vans and pickups on a common architectural base.
BMW has announced the release of the updated BMW 7-Series sedan
The company BMW, refusing to participate in the Detroit Auto Show, will present the updated flagship BMW 7-Series sedan at a special event on January 16. The final teaser with the novelty was published by the press service of the German automaker in their social networks.
Arctic Trucks built liftovanny VW Amarok with a coffee maker
Arctic Trucks has prepared a Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck, equipped with a V6 engine, for serious off-road use and operation in cold climates. The car was built in collaboration with the Icelandic dealer Hekla as a support machine for winter customer pokatushek off-road.
McDonald’s deprived of the rights to the Big Mac trademark in the EU
McDonald’s American fast-food chain has been deprived of the exclusive right to the Big Mac trademark. The decision was taken by the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), The Irish Times reports.
Justice Ministry will begin to eliminate the party for non-participation in the elections
As of January 15, information on 64 political parties was entered into the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, 63 of them have the right to participate in elections as electoral associations. Earlier, 37.4% of Russians reported disapproval of the activities of political parties.
Yaroslavl TV Company received an award for “the success of the year”
GTRK “Yaroslavia”, which gained fame for the plot of the “robot” Boris, became the winner in the nomination “Success of the Year” in the regional competition for the Day of the Russian Press. The photo of the diploma, to which the TJ portal paid attention, was published in the Vesti-Yaroslavl group on the VKontakte social network.
“Your work is an important part of ensuring freedom of speech, equal access to information, and the development of civil society,” the diploma says. Employees of the State Television and Radio Company “Yaroslavia” received an award from the hands of the mayor of the city, Vladimir Volkov.
Chubais called Russia an energy-wasteful country
Anatoly Chubais, chairman of the management board of Rosnano, believes that electricity in Russia is consumed inefficiently because of its cheapness. He stated this speaking at the Gaidar Forum.
Russia is one of the most energetic countries in the world. But since our economic growth is not very observed, since 2014 there has been no increase in energy efficiency, since 2014 it has stagnated. The world continues to increase energy efficiency, and we continue to remain in the same place. – Anatoly Chubais, politician
The head of the Savings Bank called the only way to defeat corruption
Head of Sberbank German Gref at the Gaidar Forum stated that digitalization is the only way to fight corruption in Russia. In his opinion, thanks to digitalization, it is possible to ensure the transparency of decisions made by officials. Read in the source
If there is a transparent process activity, put in a figure, with market access to this information, and when each decision of any official can be analyzed by the expert community and the assessment of this decision is laid out, corruption will begin to disappear as a phenomenon. – German Gref, Russian politician
Putin reassigned Kuznetsov as Children’s Ombudsman
The decision entered into force on January 15th. Kuznetsova became the children’s ombudsman on September 9, 2016, after Pavel Astakhov resigned. Recall that Vladimir Putin signed a package of laws expanding the powers of children’s ombudsmen.
Kudrin called the main factors for GDP growth of 3% per year
According to the new May decree of President Vladimir Putin, it will not be possible to accelerate economic growth to 3–3.5% to enter the top five largest economies in the world only through the implementation of national projects. This was stated by Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin at the Gaidar Forum. Read in source
I believe that it is necessary to significantly increase the powers of the subjects, transfer part of the land resources to the subjects. These are serious structural steps, they are not all spelled out in the national projects. I believe that we need additional policies that will create drive and economic growth. – Alexey Kudrin, Russian politician
Syrian Kurds did not accept Erdogan’s offer
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan invited the Kurds to create a buffer zone in northern Syria. However, this proposal was not accepted by the Syrian side, as stated by their main representative Aldar Khalil
In the capital of Libya, armed clashes began again.
In the capital of Libya, Tripoli, clashes began again between the units of the Tripoli Defense Force and the 7th Infantry Brigade, formed as residents of the town of Tarhuna. According to the portal Al-Mutawassit, both sides are using not only small arms, but also heavy weapons.
The head of the IRGC: Iran will not withdraw troops from Syria
Iran will not give up its military presence in Syria, despite the threats from Israel, said the head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ali Jafari, on January 16, British agency Reuters reported.
In Serbia, detained a militant who was preparing an assassination attempt on Putin
Near the Serbian city of Novi Pazar, the 21-year-old Wahhabi Armin Alibashich was detained. Local security services believe that the young man could have been preparing a terrorist attack during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Belgrade, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta on January 16.
Japanese hotel with robots fired robots for inefficiency
The publication told what problems the owners of the hotel faced. For example, a robot velociraptor at the front desk did not learn how to make copies of the guests ’documents. The robot assistant could not cope with the simplest requests that could be solved by a voice assistant in a smartphone.
The State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill on palliative care.
The State Duma, at its meeting on Wednesday, adopted in its first reading a government bill expanding the concept of “palliative medical care” and enshrining the patient’s right to relieve pain, including narcotic drugs. Read in the source
Terminally ill people will receive high-quality medical care, necessary anesthesia, as well as social and psychological support, and most importantly – they will be able to stay in a difficult life period at home, next to their relatives and friends. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician
YouTube has forbidden to publish dangerous for life and health chellendzhi
The administration of video service YouTube has forbidden to publish materials about pranks and challengings dangerous for life and health. The rules were updated on January 15th.
Bottled water made green tea healthier
American researchers tested the taste and beneficial properties of black and green tea, brewed in tap water, bottled and deionized water. They found that it is bottled water that makes green tea the most beneficial: it contains more antioxidant catechins. It also makes tea more bitter, according to an article published in the journal Nutrients.
Drivers will be able to issue an accident using a smartphone
In Russia, there will be a mobile application for registration of accidents on the europrotocol. It is possible to issue an accident and receive payments through the portal of public services. Vedomosti reported this with reference to Alexey Gorobtsov, director of the e-government development department of the ministry.
In the Urals, wages will increase and officials, and all state employees
Recall an attempt to raise the salary to the mayor of Yekaterinburg Alexander Vysokinsky and city administration specialists ran into the “cry” from Moscow. Secretary of the United Russia General Council Andrei Turchak criticized the decision of the deputies of Yekaterinburg. Also, Yevgeny Kuyvashev spoke with criticism. Read in source
The question is, of course, in the form in which it was done. I do not disclaim responsibility: it was necessary to first consult with people and consult with the federal center, but at the same time there is a problem, and it must be solved. – Yevgeny Kuyvashev, Russian politician
Russians will be able to visit five more cities in China without a visa
From January 1, citizens of Russia can stay without visas for six days in another five cities in China while traveling through a country in transit. The innovation concerns the cities of Xiamen, Qingdao, Chengdu, Wuhan and Kunming, informs the site profi + travel.
Most Russians in 2019 will go to Turkey
According to the OZON.travel survey, 75% of Russians plan to go to Turkey this year. Of these, 41% intend to visit not resort cities at all, but Istanbul, another 38% want to go to Antalya and Alanya, the remaining 21% have chosen Bodrum and Marmaris.
Gref denies plans to create a regional airline based on UTair
About the instructions of the government to Sberbank and VTB to create an airline for regional transport became known in October. The banks stated that the project parameters would depend on the estimate of the Bain hired for this.
Banks have found a way to reduce payments on mortgages with matkapitalom
The essence of the proposal – to allow the issue of shared ownership of housing for children only after the mortgage loan is fully paid, writes RBC. This scheme will give families the opportunity to refinance these loans and pay lower interest on them.
Families that took out loans at high interest rates – 12.5–14.7% – were particularly interested in refinancing mortgages in 2015–2016 and could reduce their monthly expenses at current mortgage rates (as of November, the average rate was 9.52% annual).
Sberbank launched the option of withdrawing money to cards from WebMoney wallets
The press center of the largest Russian state-owned bank announced the launch of the option of withdrawing money to cards from WebMoney wallets. In a statement, Sberbank notes that it is possible to carry out operations to withdraw money to cards from WebMoney purses in real time.
The design of the new Uzbek banknote is approved
“Big Asia” has already reported that for the first time rumors of a new banknote appeared last year. Then informed sources said that the bill will be released soon. Recall that in August of the year before last in Uzbekistan banknotes of 50 thousand soums were put into circulation.
Chinese exports noticed a shortage of demand
Monitoring World Trade The US defense duties affecting shipments from China in the amount of more than $ 250 billion finally affected the volume of Chinese exports – in December it decreased by 4.4% year-on-year.
American Chevron stops hydrocarbon production in Europe
On January 11, the Norwegian company Equinor (formerly Statoil) closed a deal to buy from American Chevron a 40% stake in one of the largest oil and gas fields on the British shelf of the North Sea – Rosebank.
Uralkhimmash will manufacture block equipment for the joint venture Gazprom and BASF
The equipment is intended for the arrangement of UKPG-51 5A of the Achimovsk deposits of the Urengoy oil and gas condensate field (NGKM). As the press service of the plant specified to the Interfax-Ural news agency, Uralkhimmash for the first time will deliver block equipment to Achimgaz.
For 11 months of 2018, exports of goods from Kazakhstan went up by 23%
According to the results of 11 months of 2018, the value of exports of goods from Kazakhstan increased by 23.4%, imports – by 8%, the statistics committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic reported.
During the reporting period, prices for oil exports increased by 32.2%, natural gas – by 25.3%, manganese ores – by 23.1%, iron ores – by 19.7%, copper – by 17.1%, ferroalloys – by 14.9%, rolled ferrous metals – by 12.6%, coal – by 8.6%.
From the number of imported products, prices for fruits and nuts increased by 59.4%, prices for poultry meat rose by 29.2%, fish – by 15%, sugar – by 13.4%, vegetables – by 11%, tea – by 10, 1%, margarine – by 4.2%.
Owners of solar panels in the UK will be paid for surplus electricity
The UK government advocated the introduction of a new electricity metering scheme, according to which large energy companies will pay owners of small renewable energy sources (RES) for the power they actually export to the grid.
In the work of the Russian artist-activist saw the corruption of children
Irina Sereda, the head of the Nafanya Children’s Club, was summoned to the investigation department in St. Petersburg to check the complaint of child abuse. This is reported by the TV channel “Rain”.
Sereda told that the complaint was submitted to the artist Mila Arbuzova, who taught at Nathan in 2017. Who filed the complaint is unknown.
The investigative committee was interested in the work of Movimento di Belezza (“The Movement of Beauty”). According to Arbuzova herself, the ironic remake of Sandro Botticelli’s painting “The Birth of Venus” depicts a feminist Sasha Chernousova and her daughter.
In 2020, the sequel will be released “Ghostbusters”
The Sony Pictures film company will film the sequel to the film Ghostbusters. The director will be Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Raymatan, who shot the first two films (in 1984 and 1989)
Sofia Coppola will shoot a film for Apple with Bill Murray
Sofia Coppola will be the director, screenwriter and one of the producers of the new film with Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) and Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation Areas”) for Apple and A24 studio.
The trailer for the movie “John Wick 3: Parabellum” with Keanu Reeves
The debut video was published on YouTube. “John Wick 3: Parabellum” – the third part of the popular action movie with Keanu Reeves, where he played the main role of dreaming about the resignation of the killer John Wick
Danny Glover will play in the new part of Jumanji
The star of the franchise “Lethal Weapon” Danny Glover joins the cast of the sequel “Jumanji: Call of the Jungle”. Earlier, Danny DeVito and Aquafin also joined the caste (“8 Oceans’ Friends”, “Insanely Rich Asians”).
Olga Kurylenko and Gary Oldman will play in the British thriller “Courier”
Olga Kurylenko and Gary Oldman will play together in the British thriller “Courier”, which will put this year a veteran of the genre film about the London slums Zachary Adler (“The Rise of the Krays”, “Rising of the Infantryman”), reports Deadline.
Quentin Tarantino went to film critics
Quentin Tarantino became a film critic and wrote a review of the film with Stallone. The famous director, actor, producer, screenwriter, cameraman, as well as the owner of the cinema New Beverly Cinema, from time to time also writes reviews of films that he particularly likes, giving marks.
Sharon Stone will play in the prequel series “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
Tensely awaited series “Ratched”, a prequel-spinoff of Foreman’s cult drama “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, has grown completely murderous – according to the characteristics of the project skirmishers – caste
“Machete” returns to the Russian scene with a new album
The group “Machete” announced the return to the Russian scene after a long break. The musicians intend to release a new album in the very near future.
“For four years, we have been studying spiritual practices, meditations and reflections on life, what we do here and how we can be useful to the world. We wrote wonderful songs and worked with amazing musicians, without interrupting the creative process for tours, interviews and performances. Now it’s time to show all this to people, ”says the leader of the group, Yaroslav Maly.
Festival “Spirit of Fire” will be presented in Berlin
The presentation of the XVII International Spiritual Debut Film Festival will be held during the 69th Berlin International Film Festival in February.
Started accepting applications for participation in the award “Andryusha-2019”
Children from 7 to 15 years old are invited to participate in the X Anniversary Award “Andryusha-2019”. Reception of applications is open until February 1.
Xiaomi made a fingerprint scanner to full screen
Thus, to unlock the gadget, the user can attach a finger to almost any part of the screen. The scanner size is 50 mm by 25 mm, which, according to the head of Xiaomi, is more than five times the standard area on the market, and more than 15 times the fingerprint of the classic Xiaomi scanner on the back panel
The government will develop the Russian OS
The government will be engaged in the development of the mobile operating system (OS) Sailfish, including as a service for the interaction of Russian officials, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov told reporters on the sidelines of the Gaidar Forum.
According to Kommersant, the gradual transition of government officials and employees of state-owned companies to use the Russian mobile operating system Sailfish Rostelecom will require more than 160 billion rubles. Almost 8 million users want to be transferred to it by the end of 2021.
Tesla has released charging electric car at home
Tesla started selling a wall charger for electric cars Wall Connector with a NEMA 14-50 connector, which can be used at home.
New Michael Kors Sofie 2.0 Smart Watch Presented
The well-known company Fossil officially unveiled the next version of smart watches, which are presented under the brand name Michael Kors Sofie 2.0. Experts pointed out the luxurious design and the use of expensive finishing materials, giving a chic look to the accessory with smart options.
The Tsar luxury sword phone from the Russian brand Caviar is on sale
The Russian brand of luxury smartphones Caviar presented its new product – Tsar-phone. Models are the names of the Scandinavian warriors. As the iReactor was told in the press service of the Russian brand, the gadget has already entered the world sale.
Monitor GIGABYTE Aorus AD27QD has a refresh rate of 144 Hz
The detailed technical characteristics of the GIGABYTE Aorus AD27QD gaming class monitor have become known. The device is equipped with a 27-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. The response time is only 1 ms, the contrast is 1000: 1, and the refresh rate is 144 Hz
Anonymous browser DuckDuckGo now collaborates with Apple
Anonymous browser DuckDuckGo is now working with Apple. It can be installed both on a mobile phone and on a home PC. The creators have promised complete anonymity of users when using the service.
Surveys appeared in group chats and Viber communities.
In the messenger Viber appeared the function of conducting polls. It is available in group chats and communities. According to the developers of the application, the new option should be an additional opportunity for interactive and feedback between users.
Firefox 67 will get separate profiles for different browser versions
Browser Firefox 67, which will be released in mid-May, will receive a change in the mechanism for working with profiles. Currently, all versions of Firefox that are installed on the same OS use the same profile by default, which contains settings, bookmarks, history, extensions, and so on.
A movie downloaded from a torrent steals bitcoins
Pirate Bay distributes “films with a surprise inside” An information security specialist under the pseudonym 0xffff0800 discovered on the popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay a distribution of the film The Girl in the Spider’s Web (“The Girl Who Is Stuck on the Web”).
In Egypt, found an unknown burial in the temple of the Sphinx
Not all the secrets of antiquity were revealed to modern man, and we learn most secrets by chance. So, during the drainage work on the removal of groundwater from the temple of the Sphinx, we managed to find a previously unknown burial.
Physicists first built the acoustic insulator Chern
Chinese physicists are the first prototype of the acoustic insulator Black, in which sound waves with a frequency of about two thousand hertz are irreversible and topologically protected. For this, scientists used meta-atoms with rotating rotors, which supported octupole resonances and had acoustic irreversibility. Article published in Physical Review Letters
Found a way to overcome incurable cancer
Scientists at the University of Basel (Switzerland) have discovered substances that inhibit the formation of metastases – secondary foci of malignant tumors that occur at the incurable stage of cancer. This is reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
Paleontologists have described the insect that made the first flight on Earth
Insects took to the air first on Earth – about 350 million years ago, long before the appearance of dinosaurs. However, the development of flight remains a mystery to scientists. It is not even known which of their groups was the first to have the ability for a primitive, initially planning flight. This work was undertaken by a large international group of scientists, including Yevgeny Yang from the Moscow Institute of Paleontology. Borisyak RAS. Their article is published in PNAS magazine.
The brain areas responsible for measuring time are defined.
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine measured the brain activity of students using fMRI during and after watching the show and indicated the zones that were activated when determining the time interval. The work was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Scientists noted that the accuracy of the respondents’ answers depended on the activity of two zones of the temporal lobe — the perirhinal cortex, marked by Brodman fields 35 and 36, and the entorhinal cortex, related to the hippocampal formation.
China plans to build a scientific base on the moon
In China, after a successful landing of the Chang’e-4 apparatus on the far side of the moon, as well as an experiment in cotton cultivation, they shared plans for the future. The head of the lunar mission, Wu Yanhua, said that China, together with some other countries, plans to build a scientific base on the moon. Reports about it «Futurism». The Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Germany and Saudi Arabia are interested in cooperation with China on this issue.
Russian project recognized dangerous to world science
Astronomers around the world have criticized the project of the Russian startup StartRocket, which consists of sending a giant billboard visible in the night sky from almost any point on the Earth’s surface.
BMW called the prices of the updated seventh series sedan
The Russian representative office of BMW has published prices for the updated BMW model of the seventh series. The cost of the Bavarian sedan will be from 5 million 480 thousand rubles to 10 million 910 thousand rubles, the press service of the automaker. The car is available in versions with a short and extended by 14 cm base.
The most expensive “Mustang” in the world sold for 147 million rubles
The new owner of the car cost $ 2.2 million (147 million rubles at the current rate). Thus, this “Shelby” for the second time recognized the most valuable and expensive “Mustang” ever put up for auction.
Cadillac will release only 275 Cadillac CT6 sedans in the V-Sport version
Cadillac will only release 275 Cadillac CT6 sedans in the V-Sport version, equipped with a 4.2-liter engine that has never been installed in this car. Engine power is 557 horsepower, paired with a ten-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive system