8 May, 2018

In Russia everything is still …

Dmitry Medvedev, nominated by President Vladimir Putin for the post of Prime Minister of Russia, voiced his proposals on the leadership of the Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting with State Duma deputies from United Russia.

In particular, Anton Siluanov in the new government will oversee the entire economic block, retaining the post of finance minister, told RIA Novosti a source in the Cabinet.

This post was held by Igor Shuvalov, he was responsible for such issues as budget, taxes and non-tax payments, public procurement, road safety, foreign trade, small and medium-sized business, housing and migration policy.

By his deputies, in addition to Siluanov, Medvedev suggested appointing Tatyana Golikov, Alexei Gordeev, Dmitry Kozak, Vitaly Mutko, Yuri Borisov, Olga Golodets and Maxim Akimov.

The current Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov was proposed to the post of deputy prime minister for defense issues. In the past cabinet, this post was occupied by Dmitry Rogozin.

Golikova is now the chairman of the Accounting Chamber, and before that she was the Minister of Health and Social Development. Now she is offered the post of vice-premier, who oversees issues of public health and social policy.

The hunger, according to Medvedev, could supervise “cultural issues, issues related to the organization of work on the sports track.”

Kozak proposed a new field of activity – industry and energy. Prior to that, they were in charge of Arkady Dvorkovich.

Medvedev suggested that Akimov be appointed deputy prime minister and that he should deal with issues that concern “the development of transport, communications, and the digital economy.”

Vitaly Mutko, as planned, will deal with construction and regional policy.

Former Minister of Agriculture, ex-governor of the Voronezh region Alexei Gordeev received an offer to take the post of deputy prime minister in charge of the agricultural complex. He had previously held both the post of minister and vice-premier.

As the source of RIA Novosti specified, Yuri Trutnev will continue to work in the new government at the current position.

“Yuri Trutnev retains his place as deputy prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev did not mention him at a meeting with the United Russia faction, since he also holds the post of presidential envoy in the Far Eastern Federal District,” the source said.

At the same time, Medvedev did not announce candidates for ministerial posts at a meeting with United Russia deputies.

Briefly about the main thing … …

POLICY

The media reported on Trump’s plans to withdraw from the nuclear deal on Iran

Earlier it was reported that Trump would announce his decision on a nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, May 8. Iranian President Hasan Ruhani said that the country is ready for any decision by the United States regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program.

I will announce my decision on a deal with Iran tomorrow at the White House at 2 o’clock. – Donald Trump, 45th US President

The G20 summit will be held in June 2019 in Fukuoka

The meeting of heads of financial departments and heads of central banks of the G20 countries next year will be held in the Japanese city of Fukuoka. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance of Japan, Taro Aso

EU will consider new sanctions against Russia because of presidential elections in Crimea

Additional restrictive measures against Russia in connection with the presidential elections in Crimea will be considered by the permanent representatives of 28 EU member states on May 8. This is reported on the website of the EU Council in the published agenda.

President of South Korea called on Japan to normalize relations with the DPRK

South Korean leader Mun Zhe Ying called on Japan to resume dialogue with the DPRK on the normalization of relations.

“I think it is especially necessary to resume the dialogue between North Korea and Japan,” Mun Zhe Ying said in an interview with the Yomiuri newspaper.

The UN Secretary General met in Havana with the new head of Cuba

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held a meeting with the Chairman of the State Council and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Kanel.

The US extended sanctions against Venezuela

The US added three citizens and 20 Venezuelan companies to the sanctions list for involvement in drug trafficking, the press service of the US Treasury said. The blacklisted enterprises belong to Venezuelans under the sanctions.

Trump will not come to the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem

The ceremonial opening of the embassy is scheduled for May 14. The transfer of the building of the US diplomatic mission from Israel’s capital Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was initiated by Donald Trump himself, saying that this city should be the capital of the state

The Kremlin announced Merkel’s visit to Sochi in May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a working visit to Sochi on May 18. This was announced by. the assistant to the president of Russia Jury Ushakov, informs TASS. The representative of the cabinet of ministers of Germany confirmed TASS the fact of Merkel’s arrival in Sochi on May 18, without giving details of the visit.

In Armenia, the ruling party declared its readiness to withdraw to the opposition

The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) is ready to go into opposition if the leader of the protests of Nikol Pashinyan is elected prime minister, Vahram Baghdasaryan, the head of the faction

Erdogan accused EU of default on migration deal

The EU countries do not fulfill their obligations to Turkey on the migration agreement, listing only one billion euros instead of six, the Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan

China and Japan will create a mechanism for communication to prevent incidents

The Chinese and Japanese authorities will soon agree on the establishment of a bilateral communication mechanism to prevent incidents at sea and in the air caused by territorial disputes. This is reported by the agency RIA Novosti.

SOCIETY

“We do not recognize Putin as president”: a new banner appeared in St. Petersburg

At the entrance to the city, on the Pulkovskoye Highway, a banner with the inscription “We do not recognize Putin as president” appeared. The poster appeared on May 7, the day of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration

In honor of the Victory Day veterans will be paid 10 thousand rubles each

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which veterans of the Great Patriotic War will receive 10 thousand rubles. The text of the document is published on the official portal of legal information.

Residents of Russia get into debt: The volume of lending in the I quarter grew by 53%

The United Credit Bureau (OKB) summed up the results of the credit activity of regions in the I quarter. 2018 on the basis of information from 600 creditors who transmit data to the Bureau.

In January-March 2018, 8.65 million new loans totaling more than 1.59 trillion rubles were issued. On an annual basis, the number of loans extended grew by 22%, while lending increased by 53%. For the same period in 2017, 7.10 million loans were granted for 1.04 trillion rubles.

Moskalkova drew attention to tough detentions in St. Petersburg

Tatyana Moskalkova, the human rights ombudsman under the Russian president, promised to deal with the facts of harsh detention for “He is not our king” in St. Petersburg. She herself reported this on Monday.

Cossack army explained that its members did for the shares of Navalny

The Central Cossack Host declared that its members had only expressed their civil position, they did not carry the protection of the territory and did not participate in the uncoordinated action on May 5 in the center of Moscow.

The charitable fund of assistance to convicts is included in the list of foreign agents

The Ministry of Justice included the Charity Fund for Assistance to Convicts and Their Families in the register of foreign agents. The decision to include a non-profit organization in the list was made following the consideration of the application received from it, the ministry’s website reported.

The heads of local churches opposed the idea of “autocephaly” in Ukraine

The heads and representatives of local Orthodox churches do not support the idea of the Ukrainian authorities to create a “single autocephalous church” in the country, Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary Anthony, the administrator of the affairs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, said on Monday.

Patriarch Cyril will pray for power and wisdom of Putin

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia made a thankful moleben in honor of the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin on May 7, RIA Novosti reported. The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church met the President after assuming office at the entrance to the Annunciation Cathedral of the Kremlin.

In Russia, proposed to narrow the lanes on the roads

In Russia, proposed a new preliminary national standard, which will allow to narrow the lanes on the roads to 3-3.25 m in populated areas and up to 3.25-3.5 m on highways outside the city.

State-owned companies are not yet planning to buy limousines “Cortege”

The interviewed representatives of state companies and corporations informed the radio station “Says Moscow”.

Mikhail Leontiev, vice president and spokesman for Rosneft, said that the top management of the state corporation is using other machines.

“I do not know, but we do not go to executive cars on representative cars.”

According to Svetlana Plotnitskaya, the head of the press-service of Rosnano, the management will not be interested in such an offer.

“I think it’s unlikely. I will not comment on anyone, but, most likely, it will not be interesting to us exactly. “

Press Secretary of the chairman of the board of Gazprom, Sergei Kupriyanov said that he does not yet know about the company’s intentions to purchase limousines.

“We will not comment yet. I do not have information. “

Representatives of “Rostekh” and “Sberbank” could not respond promptly to the request of the radio station.

Melanya Trump announced the launch of a program for children

First Lady of the USA Melanya Trump announced the launch of her program Be Best (Be the best), aimed at informing children about the struggle with the difficulties of modern life. As informs CNBC, the program Be Best is aimed at maintaining the physical and emotional health of adolescents and children.

Doctors of Germany asked Merkel to introduce a “tax on sugar”

More than 2,000 German doctors wrote an open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the ministers of her government and party leaders, calling for a fight against excessive consumption of sugar at the federal level, Handelsblatt writes.

The water in the houses of the inhabitants of the Kurgan was not suitable for drinking

In the inhabitants of Shevelevka in the Kurgan, water comes from the taps, which can not be drunk. This conclusion was made by the specialists of JSC “Water Union”, having surveyed the water supply networks at the request of the Kurgan people.

Residents of the village in the Astrakhan region paid for air

In the village Kapustin Yar Akhtuba district of the Astrakhan region. The applicants spoke about the blatant situation with the village’s water supply and billing for this service.

“The most important question we have is water. We have not seen water for three weeks already. Previously, at least it went at night. I have one air from the pipe, “the villager said. – Last year, I also opened the tap, bleeding air. Then I received a bill for two thousand rubles, although I had an overpayment for water. I wound the air for two thousand. Appealed (to the service provider company – author’s note) with the question “How to be?”.

The staff answered: “Do not open the tap! Do not open the tap, it will not wind the air. “

I did not take it with hostility, I paid everything. But further it is impossible. But in every house there are children. In one pelvis personally I bathe my family ”

The investigation again requests the transfer of Malobrodsky for house arrest

Malobrodsky is accused in the case of director Kirill Serebrennikov about the theft of budget funds of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. He will be in custody until June 19. In late May, the court examined the first petition of the investigation to transfer Malobrodsky to house arrest and refused to satisfy him.

Young – green ….

The youngest millionaire in Ukraine is a seven-year-old resident of the city of Cherkassy. This was announced by the Chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Miroslav Prodan.

“The youngest taxpayer turned 7 years old (Cherkassy), and the oldest one – 99 years old (Kiev)”, the message says on the website of the service.

It is noted that the total income of more than 1 million hryvnia was declared by 4,063 taxpayers.

Roskomnadzor received 46 thousand complaints about illegal blocking of websites

Roskomnadzor received about 46 thousand complaints about unlawful blocking of websites when the agency tried to restrict access to Telegram’s messenger

Ukrainians called the main problem in the country

According to the study, more than 60% of respondents said that the military conflict in the southeast of Ukraine is the main problem of the country. Another 33.5% complained about the shortage of jobs, and 31.9% complained about the size of salaries and pensions

Protection of the Crimean bridge will cost 54 million rubles

It is a question of transport crossing the Kerch Strait (from the 141st to the 160th km of the A-290 Novorossiysk-Kerch highway). The document indicates that the contract price will be 53.9 million rubles. Money will be allocated from the federal budget.

More than 26 thousand illegal migrants for the year arrived in Canada from the United States

Over a year, more than 26,000 illegal migrants from the US crossed the land border with Canada. The data of the Canadian Ministry of Public Security and Civil Protection is broadcast by TASS. Since April 2017, the US-Canadian border has been illegally crossed by 26 thousand 250 people.

In China, condemned for life ex-member of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee

The first People’s Court of the Middle Step of Tianjin City in China on Tuesday condemned the life-long former member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Sun Zhengcai on the case of corruption, according to the Central Television of China

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Britain accused Syria of secret production of chemical weapons

Britain’s UN representative Jonathan Allen said that the Syrian authorities continue to secretly produce chemical weapons

The US Congress will expand the “training and equipment” program in Syria

The US Congress plans to expand the Pentagon’s “training and equipment” program for armed opposition forces in Syria by the end of 2019.

The head of Iraq’s intelligence told about the whereabouts of the leader of the “Islamic State”

Head of the Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Department of the Iraqi Interior Ministry Abu Ali al-Basri in an interview with Fox News said that the leader of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi hides in Syria

International military exercises Arrow 18 began in Finland

The exercises started in the west of Finland in Nienisalo. In addition to the Finnish military, the military from the United States and Norway participate in them. A total of about 3.2 thousand Finns, 150 Americans and 50 Norwegians are involved in the exercises.

The Ministry of Defense published a video of the testing of the combat vehicle “Terminator”

The Ministry of Defense of Russia has posted a video on Facebook that demonstrates the combat capabilities of new military equipment, in particular the tank-fighting vehicle (BMPT) “Terminator”. The video shows how the car overcomes obstacles, water obstacles, fires at targets.

Israel threatens to “eliminate” Assad if Iran attacks from Syria

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said that the lawful president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar al-Assad, will be “eliminated” if he allows the Islamic Republic of Iran to use his country as a base for an attack on the Jewish state.

The US was going to transfer weapons to Europe for a “collision”

The US authorities want to supply arms to Europe in order to prepare for a “clash”. In particular, we are talking about the new armored personnel carrier “Stryker”. They want the US military to ensure the mobility of their army’s brigades in Europe.

The Ministry of Defense showed the newest drones “Corsair” in action

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation showed the work of the newest unmanned aerial vehicle “Korsar”, intended for aerial reconnaissance. The flight’s video is published on Monday on the page of the agency in the social network Facebook.

In the US, they are preparing to monitor Russian submarines in the Atlantic

Former Commander of the US Navy destroyer Brian McGrath said that the only task of the Second Fleet recreated in the US would be to counteract the Russian submarines in the Atlantic

Israeli minister threatened to destroy Assad

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz threatened Syrian President Bashar Assad with overthrow and liquidation if he continues to allow Iran to act from the territory of his country, the local Internet news source Wye-No quotes.

The US and the Philippines launched the annual military exercises Balikatan

The annual joint military exercises of the United States and the Philippines started on Monday, they will be attended by eight thousand troops, said the Philippine TV channel GMA News.

Turkey will continue military operations in Iraq and Syria

“Turkey will not stop and will continue operations in the region until the last terrorist is destroyed in the territories from Ain al-Arab to Khasek in northern Syria, from Sinjar to Kandil in Iraq,” Erdogan said, referring to the priorities at the presidential and the parliamentary elections on June 24.

The Russian Federation will present at the exhibition in Jordan the flamethrower system “Solntsepek”

The international exhibition will take place from May 8 to May 10 in Amman. The heavy flame-throwing system TOS-1A “Solntsepik” will be presented at the Russian stand within the framework of the international exhibition of special forces SOFEX-2018 in Jordan.

“Admiral Vinogradov” and “Admiral Tributs” set out on a long voyage

It is planned that the ships will be involved in the active phase of the bilateral Russian-Chinese naval exercise “Maritime interaction-2018”. “Admiral Vinogradov” and “Admiral Tributs” – large anti-submarine ships project 1155 “Fregat”.

ACCIDENTS

The UK began checking after the collapse of the wall of the hostel in Saratov

“Investigative bodies have organized a check in connection with the collapse of the corner of the building of the five-story hostel, in which there are plumbing rooms [non-residential], on the Prospect of Builders of the city of Saratov,” the investigative department said.

Oil tanker caught fire in the territorial waters of South Korea

On Tuesday, May 8, in the territorial waters of the Republic of Korea, a tanker under the Panamanian flag carrying oil products caught fire. Representatives of the coast guard of the country reported the incident

In Stavropol, a man blew himself up in the entrance of an apartment building

The explosion occurred in a multi-story building in Stavropol, the reasons are clear, there is no information about the victims, a source in law enforcement agencies of the region

In Tatarstan, a man attacked the kindergarten guard with a knife

In the city of Almetyevsk on Monday night, a man with a knife entered the kindergarten, wounded a woman guard and set the building on fire, RIA Novosti reported. The head of Almetyevsky municipal district of Tatarstan, Airat Khayrullin, said this at a meeting in the mayor’s office.

At night there was an armed attack on the kindergarten. An unknown man with a knife broke glass, a woman of 60 years is in hospital with a knife wound. Then there was arson. Now the investigating authorities are engaged in this case, they catch the criminal. – Airat Khayrullin, Russian businessman

The FSB found four lawyers in Samara and almost 36,000 rounds of ammunition

Employees of the FSB department in the Samara region found a warehouse with a local lawyer, where four armored personnel carriers (BTRs), more than 50 firearms and several tens of thousands of cartridges were stored, the press service of the regional department told RBC.

In Berlin, the plane made an emergency landing due to engine failure

The Airbus aircraft of the 321 German Lufthansa airline made an unscheduled landing at the Berlin Tegel airport due to the failure of one of the engines. This is written by Berliner Morgenpost. Bort followed from Munich to Helsinki.

The case of thallium poisoning workers plant in Taganrog transferred SK

The Investigation Committee (IC) of the Russian Federation will investigate further mass poisoning by thallium at the Taganrog Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex (TANTK) named after Beriev. Prior to that, investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were involved.

This is reported by “RIA Novosti” referring to the lawyer of the international human rights group “Agora” Alexander Popkov.

The incident occurred on March 2. Workers of the plant were diagnosed with thallium poisoning – metal, which belongs to highly toxic poisons. From the action of the substance, according to various sources, from 27 to 37 people suffered, but mass poisoning did not lead to fatalities.

More than a month later, the police detained the suspect responsible for the poisoning. He was a 37-year-old employee of the enterprise.

In Thailand, acquitted the Russian woman in the case of drug trafficking

Law enforcement authorities in Thailand stopped the criminal case against 32-year-old Russian woman Rimma Kukanova, suspected of involvement in drug trafficking. This was reported to TASS on Monday in the consular department of the Russian embassy in this country.

Mara Baghdasaryan demands to return her driver’s license

As the press-secretary of Dorogomilovsky court of Moscow Anastasia Tataruly reported, the claim of Baghdasaryan went to the profile division of the Moscow police.

In it Baghdasaryan “asks to declare illegal the refusal to issue a driving license and oblige to eliminate violations of rights and freedoms by issuing a driver’s license.”

The suit will be considered by the court on May 18, RIA Novosti reported.

Activists reported detentions at a rally against a dump in Kolomna

Several residents of Kolomna were detained on May 7 at a rally against the import of garbage to a local training ground, activists Irina Naletova and Vyacheslav Egorov told RBC.

Eco-technical parks for waste will appear in Russia

In Russia, in 2019, eco-technical parks will appear, where they will sort and process waste and create new products from recycled resources. This is reported by “Izvestia” with reference to the deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov.

Another confiscated Bentley Khoroshavin went under the hammer

“On Monday, an auction was held for the sale of the confiscated car Bentley Mulsanne 2012 release, formerly owned by the ex-governor of the Sakhalin region Khoroshavin,” – said in a statement. The initial value of the property was 6 million 495 thousand rubles.

SHOW BUSINESS

Prosecutor General of New York has resigned because of accusations of violence

Attorney General of New York State Eric Schneiderman resigned amid accusations of violence, reports Reuters. Charges against Schneiderman from four women were published in the journal New Yorker.

Actress Oksana Fandera denied information about her hospitalization

Earlier, the public Mash in “VKontakte” published a message about the hospitalization of the actress in the capital’s clinic with acute abdominal pain. It was also said that the doctors diagnosed acute pancreatitis, and during the preparation for the operation, Fandera refused to go to hospital and went to a private clinic.

Adele staged the birthday of “Titanic”

Adele on a grand scale celebrated on May 6, 2018 its 30th birthday. The singer arranged a costume in the style of the movie “Titanic” in one of the hotels in Beverly Hills. The perpetrator of the celebration dressed up as the main character Rose, having changed almost beyond recognition

“Night of Museums” in 2018 will be devoted to the theme “Masterpieces from the Reserves”

All-Russian action “Night of Museums”, which will be held on May 19, this year will be devoted to the theme “Masterpieces from the storages”, the press service of the Ministry of Culture of Russia reported on Monday.

The British named the best song of all time

British radio station Smooth radio published on Monday an annual rating of 500 best songs of all time. The first place was taken last year’s slow composition of 27-year-old singer Ed Shirana Perfect.

Happy and beautiful: Shake and Cooper eclipsed other star couples on Met Gala

A lot of star couples were seen at the Met Gala in New York, but Irina Sheik and Bradley Cooper were the most beautiful. After the birth of her daughter, Leia top model Irina Sheik was less likely to go out. On the high-profile film premiers and star parties, the girl’s father, actor Bradley Cooper, forgot.

Friske announced the return to the scene

In the group, Natalia came after the departure of an effective soloist Anna Semenovich. However, in 2008, the younger sister Jeanne Friske decided to leave the group, unable to withstand frequent trips, close attention of the public and the media.

Random meetings and a new image

Oleg Gazmanov went on vacation in Jordan, and upon his return home decided to change his image, notifying the fans about it through publication in the social network. In particular, on the new frame the singer poses with a new haircut “under the zero”, and next to him is the son Rodion, who, unlike his father, prefers moderately long ringlets.

Both the son and his parent are posing in military uniform. Oleg Gazmanov himself explained that he happened to meet with a relative during the filming on the First Channel, dedicated to the Victory Day. The musician added that he was enjoying the success of his successor.

Virtual concert halls will appear in 500 cities of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin drew the government’s attention to the need to create virtual concert halls in no less than 500 cities of the country – on Monday the head of state signed a decree on “National goals and strategic tasks of the development of the Russian Federation until 2024”.

Births the other day: Malakhov confirmed the pregnancy of 46-year-old Kudryavtseva

“The secret became clear: Lera is going to become a mother again,” the all-knowing Andrei Malakhov frankly declared. And the fact that the spouse, hockey player Igor Makarov, just three years older than her 28-year-old son from her first marriage, diva considers only a plus.

Star of “Sex and the City” adopted a child

Christine Davis, the star of “Sex and the City”, adopted a second child. Everyone knows that the famous actress, who played the legendary Charlotte York, for her 53 years has never been married. In 2011, she reported that she adopted a newborn girl, whom she gave the name of Gemma Rose.

Buzova and Kirkorov told about the creation of the clip “The color of the mood blue”

Pop singer Philip Kirkorov posted on YouTube backstage from the set of his clip “Color mood blue.” In the video, he admitted that the creation of a clip in youth stylistics was promoted by the showman Ivan Urgant.

The Rockefeller Collection is pulled to a record

The collection of the Rockefeller family, according to various estimates, can collect from $ 500 million to $ 1 billion. The collections from the sale of the collection will go to various charitable foundations. David Rockefeller died last year at the age of 101, he was the grandson of the founder of the Rockefeller dynasty, John D. Rockefeller.

Bruce Willis will play coach Mike Tyson

Bruce Willis got a role in the sports drama “Cornerman”. He will play the legendary boxing coach Casa D’Amato. He trained many fighters in the professional ring, including Floyd Paterson, Jose Torres and Mike Tyson.

Parthenov published the last part of the documentary “Russian Jews”

The journalist and documentary Leonid Parfenov published his third and final part of the documentary film “Russian Jews” on his YouTube channel “The Parthenon” with his own preface. In the preface to the documentary, Parfenov answered user questions about the previous films.

ECONOMY

Venezuela and Palestine will create a fund in the crypto currency

Venezuela and Palestine will create a joint fund for the development of peoples with an initial volume of 20 million units of Venezuelan crypto currency Petro. This Monday, May 7, agreed to the President of Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro and the head of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas.

Russia has limited the supply of pork from Hungary

“Due to the worsening of the epizootic situation in the African swine fever in the Heves region of Hungary, on May 7, 2018, temporary restrictions are imposed on deliveries of live pigs, slaughter products, pork meat and pork meat products to the Russian Federation from all over Hungary, embryos of pigs and sperm boars, “- said in a statement.

The foreign exchange reserves of China fell in April to a minimum in 5 months

China’s foreign exchange reserves, the largest in the world, in April 2018 decreased by 0.6% compared to March, or by $ 17.9 billion, to $ 3 trillion 124.85 billion, according to the People’s Bank of China (NBK). The indicator was minimal for five months.

The Finance Ministry expects 320.6 billion rubles of additional revenues from oil

The Ministry of Finance expects that the volume of additional oil and gas revenues of the federal budget, connected with the excess of the actual oil price above the base level, will amount to 320.6 billion rubles in May. This is stated on the website of the ministry

Corporation Nestle for $ 7 billion has received the right to sell coffee Starbucks

Nestle has entered into an agreement with Starbucks that it will be able to sell Starbucks products outside of the coffee shops around the world. This right cost Nestle $ 7.15 billion, according to an official statement of the company.

In China, TV presenter was fined $ 13.5 million for manipulation on the exchange

In China, TV host Liao Yingqiang was fined 86.2 million yuan (about $ 13.5 million) by the state regulator for manipulating the stock market. This was reported on Monday by the Xinhua News Agency with reference to the statement of the Commission for Regulation of the Securities Market of the PRC.

Import to Russia increased by 19.2%

The Federal Customs Service of Russia told about the increase in imports from non-CIS countries by 19.2% in the first quarter of 2018. The cost of goods imported to Russia in April was $ 17.5 billion.

The court found the former co-owner of bank “Trust” bankrupt

The Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region declared Nikolay Fetisov, one of the former owners of the sanated Trust bank, bankrupt and opened for six months the procedure for selling his property, follows from the published operative part of the court decision.

The United States will block Russia’s last money trickle

The latter actively played on the difference in interest rates in the US and Russia, investing relatively “cheap” US dollars in high-yielding Russian (Brazilian, Turkish) securities

Gazprom plans to increase the authorized capital of the joint venture with Petrovietnam

The Board of Directors of Gazprom will consider on May 21, 2018 the issue of increasing the authorized capital of Gazpromviet, a joint venture with the Vietnamese oil and gas company Petrovietnam, Gazprom said.

The State Duma supported the expansion of the regime of SPS to the port of Sovgavan

The State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Problems of the North and the Far East recommended for consideration in the first reading a draft law on the extension of the Vladivostok Free Port Regime to the territory of the Soviet-Havana region of the Khabarovsk Territory, where the seaport Sovetskaya Gavan is located, the RF Ministry of Economic Development reports.

Putin instructed until 2024 to ensure the growth of the economy above the world

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed until 2024 to ensure Russia’s entry into the list of the five largest economies, to ensure the growth of the economy above the world economy, inflation is not more than 4%, according to the decree signed by the president on “National goals and strategic tasks for the development of the Russian Federation until 2024” .

The net profit of RusHydro in the first quarter of this year was 12 billion rubles.

According to the company RusHydro, its revenue under the Russian financial reporting standards for the first quarter of this year increased by 45% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 40 billion rubles.

The total assets of RusHydro as of March 31 this year amounted to 990.7 billion rubles, which is 1% higher than assets as of December 31 last year.

The volume of investment in commercial real estate in Russia has halved.

Investors are slow to invest in Russian commercial real estate: according to the results of the first quarter of 2018, the total amount of investments in warehouses, offices and shopping centers amounted to only $ 300 million – this is half as much as in the same period last year. This “RBC-Real Estate” was told in the international company Colliers International.

Particularly noticeably decreased the share of foreign capital – now it is 14%, whereas last year it reached 18%, and in the pre-crisis 2014 – 25%, analysts say.

The most attractive segment for investors is still offices – they accounted for 63% of the total invested money in the first quarter (in 2017 – 65%).

The second by volume of investments in the segment were warehouses. For the first three months of this year, they accounted for 17% of all investments (in 2017 – 0%).

Much less attractive for investors are shopping centers (11%) and hotels (9%), concluded in Colliers International.

THE INTERNET

A quarter of users are less likely to go to Facebook

The survey of experts showed that the scandal affected only a quarter of Facebook users: 49% of users enter the social network with the same frequency as before, and 26% – more often than before. The rest of the users began to visit their pages less often.

Google created a game on neural networks to find Emoji in reality

Google’s developers have pleased their regular customers with a new development. There was information about creating a game on neural networks. For smartphone users, companies offer to take their spare time to find Emoji in reality.

ESET discovered an application for the theft of crypto currency on Google Play

Specialists ESET warn of a new fraud with crypto currency. Attackers placed a phishing application Cardano ADA Wallet on Google Play. The malicious application is described as a wallet for ADA, crypto currency based on the Cardano platform.

Google AdWords is testing new adaptive search ads

Google AdWords is testing a new format for adaptive advertisements. These ads will automatically be composed of the given elements, taking into account the surrounding content. The basis of the new function is the machine learning technology.

How can I protect Telegram from locks?

This feature is provided by the developers of the popular Tor browser, created for secret surfing the global Web. To work around, no special effort is required. In this case, you need to launch the browser. It is required to go into the network settings, add a connection method, select via SOCKS5 the TCP option. In the point of the host you need to write 127.0.0.1, in the port – 9150. It should be ticked “Through IPv6”.

The main disadvantage of this setting is the speed of sending files. It is 2-3 times lower.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

A new membrane material for water purification was invented in China

The novelty can be used both for filtration of salts and other harmful elements, and for water purification in domestic life and at industrial enterprises. In addition, according to Chinese engineers, the nanofilter is able to cleanse seawater well and make it fresh

Scientists: Starvation starts the process of body rejuvenation

Biologists from the United States in the course of the experiments revealed a unique mechanism of self-ablation of the body. Studies on rodents have shown the relationship between stem cell regeneration and starvation. Experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology left experimental animals for a day without food

Unmanned vehicles have learned to ride on rural roads

A group of engineers led by Daniela Rus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology introduced a system that allows unmanned vehicles to drive on their own, with little prior knowledge of the terrain.

Tested the world’s first cure for alcohol dependence

Specialists from the University of Texas (USA) experienced the first cure for alcohol dependence. An article about this is published in the scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology. It is reported that the new drug completely blocked the craving for alcohol in rats and worms

Recorded concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Specialists from the Scripps Institute for Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego said that last April the average concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere reached a record. It was 410 parts per million.

A graduate of St. Petersburg State University created an application capable of recognizing the voices of birds

A person records the singing of a bird with an application, which then sends it to a special server, using a neural network to analyze the sound and determine which of the feathered singers. Now the program is able to recognize only 20 species of birds, but with rather high accuracy – 90%.

The movable wall helped the chaotic swarm of robots to seep into the gap

French physicists have discovered that if a chaotic swarm of autonomous elongated robots is confined by a movable deformable wall, then they begin to form clusters spontaneously, and the whole system begins to move not chaotically but rather directionally

Bluetooth-sensor in the mouth helps to track sodium intake

American engineers have created a prototype wireless sensor, installed in the mouth, which monitors the concentration of sodium in food.

Physicist specified the rate of decay of a false vacuum

The theoretical physicist at Stanford clarified the rate of decay of the false vacuum (which will lead to the disappearance of our universe), calculating the lower and upper boundaries for it.

Scientists have discovered the theory of consciousness in seven-month-old children

Until now, experts could not determine whether there is a theory of consciousness in children who have not yet learned to speak. Scientists came to the conclusion that the most active indicator of the presence of this theory in infants may be neuroimaging data

Scientists create cement for bones based on silk

Materials for “bone cement” were fibers made by genetically modified silkworms, and a special antiseptic protein. Scientists hope that their development over time will replace the metal plates, which sometimes implant people with fractures.

AUTO

Authorities named the cost of cars of the project “Cortege”

To order a car from the project “Cortege” will be able to anyone already this year. The cost of cars is about 10 million rubles

Receiving orders for cars of the project “Cortege” will open in late August – early September this year. This is reported by RBC with reference to the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

According to him, the serial cars will cost more than 10 million rubles., Interfax reports. At the same time, in early January of this year, the official said that the prices for cars for the Russian political elite, will start from 6-7 million rubles.

New Russian cars will be launched under the name Aurus. It is formed by the initial syllables of the words Aurum (Latin gold) and Russia (Latin Russia). The models will go on sale under the names in honor of the Kremlin towers – “Senate”, “Arsenal” and “Commandant”, TASS reported.

“If we are talking about models – they were chosen by the names of the Kremlin towers.” The Senate “is a sedan and a limousine, a minivan is an” Arsenal “, and an SUV, an off-roader that will be out at the end of next year, is the” Commandant ” explained Manturov.

Aston Martin in 2018 will present a “charged” version of DB11

British automaker Aston Martin plans to release a “charged” version of the Aston Martin DB11 AMR coupe already this year. It is reported that only a few copies of the novelty will come to the market, which will immediately make it a real exclusivity.

The new Mercedes CLS received a two-liter engine

Earlier, the coupe-like sedan was only equipped with V6 and V8 engines with a volume of at least three liters. The line of engines was replenished by a four-cylinder M264 bieturbodiesel, the volume of which is 2.1 liters, and the power is 299 hp. and 400 Nm of torque.

There were data on the new Opel Mokka X

A recent interview with Michael Loscheller, who is the general manager of the Vauxhall car brand, managed to find out that the successor to the current crossover Mokka X will use the same platform as the next-generation Opel Corsa, as well as the new version of the French hatchback Peugeot 208

Updated Mercedes-Benz GLA noticed on the tests in the Nurburgring

The next stage of road tests is the renewed compact crossover Mercedes-Benz GLA. This time, the photoplayers portal Motor1 noticed it on the tests on the legendary track in the German Nurburgring.

The new crossover Volkswagen Tharu will arrive in Russia in 2020

Thanks to the published photos it became known that the novelty was called Tharu or “people’s car”, and earlier such was announced in the Russian market. Thus, the new crossover Volkswagen Tharu will come to the Russian market, and its serial assembly will start at the enterprise in Kaluga.

In Russia, half of cars purchased on credit

In the first quarter of 2018, 28.3% more auto loans were issued than during the same period in 2017.

According to the results of the first quarter of this year, the number of cars purchased on credit amounted to 164.3 thousand units. Compared to the same period last year, the number of auto loans issued increased by 28.3% (in Q1 2017 – 128 thousand units). Volumes of car loans in monetary terms increased by 30.9% and amounted to 115.1 billion rubles (in 1 quarter of 2017 – 87.9 billion rubles.), The NBKI reports.

The share of credit machines in the total volume of the automobile market continues to increase, reports “Autostat”. Thus, in the first quarter of 2018, credit machines accounted for 50.3% of total sales, an increase of 4.6 percentage points over the same period in 2017. (in the first quarter of 2017 – 45.7%).

Suzuki has updated the budget crossover Vitara Brezza

The company Suzuki is preparing to debut an updated version of the budget crossover Vitara Brezza. The novelty will be on sale this summer. According to the Indian media, the car will receive only cosmetic refinement, better materials for interior trim and a new gasoline engine.

Cars and trucks Volvo learned to communicate with each other

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks will connect their cloud services for continuous data exchange between cars in real time (this connection is called C2C or V2V).

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