The international human rights group “Agora” presented the report “Internet Freedom 2018: Delegation of Repression”. In 2018, lawyers registered 662,842 cases of restriction of Internet freedom in Russia – 5.7 times more than the year before (115,706). Most of the restrictions (488 609) are associated with locks. Another 161,171 restrictions – prohibition of information on various grounds: just as many pages were recognized as prohibited by decisions of state bodies.
In 2018, the number of regions in which users face severe pressure increased from 26 to 41 (more than 30 facts or the use of violence). Human rights activists have separately noted the Crimea, where the situation “has continued to deteriorate constantly over the past four years.”
The author of the study, Damir Gainutdinov, and the head of the international Agora, Pavel Chikov, in their conclusions noted a new trend that had taken shape in the current year.
“By recognizing blocking at the level of Internet providers as ineffective and recognizing the reputational risks incurred by massive criminal prosecution of ordinary users, the Russian authorities hope to control the Internet, forcing major services to cooperate and monopolizing the Internet access market,” “Ъ”.
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Russian answer Washington
“It is necessary to develop a ground-based version of the sea-based Caliber complex with a long-range cruise missile, which has proven itself in Syria. At the same time we have to create a ground-based missile system with a long-range hypersonic rocket, ”Interfax quotes Sergei Shoigu.
According to the Minister of Defense, these measures are being implemented due to the fact that since February 2, the United States has suspended fulfillment of its obligations under the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF).
The perfect place to deploy US missiles
The four Russian islands of the Kuril Ridge, claimed by Japan, due to their geographical position, will be an ideal location for deploying American missiles, as this will allow Tokyo and Washington to defend themselves from DPRK ballistic missiles, writes Japan Business Press.
The US Senate opposes the rapid withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan
On Monday, the US Senate voted to amend the foreign policy bill, which will be considered this week. This amendment, proposed by Mitch McConnell, warns the US president against the “hasty” withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
Crypto Exchange cannot return money to customers due to the death of the owner
Picked up money in the grave. Clients of the Canadian cryptobirge QuadrigaCX risk never to see their money again. The fact is that in December 2018, the 30-year-old owner of the service, Gerald Kotten, died suddenly.
The State Duma will send a delegation to Vienna to the OSCE PA session
The State Duma will send its delegation to the OSCE PA session in Vienna at the end of February. This was announced by the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky. Slutsky said that the Council of the Duma approved the composition of the delegation for the winter session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Vienna from February 20 to 23
The USA and Greece held military exercises near Mount Olympus in January
The United States and Greece held joint military exercises in January at the foot of Mount Olympus, which indicates a further expansion of the United States military presence in this country. This was reported on Monday by The Wall Street Journal.
Doctors have identified bacteria associated with depression
Belgian microbiologists and doctors from the Catholic University of Leuven found that people with depression lack several types of intestinal bacteria. Scientists have compared the totality of microorganisms of the human intestine of healthy and people with depression.
Britain will introduce a simplified mechanism for the importation of goods from the EU after Brexit without a deal
The UK will introduce a simplified transitional mechanism for importing goods from the EU after Brexit in case London and Brussels do not enter into a deal on the conditions for Britain’s exit from the EU. This was reported on Monday by the Royal British Tax and Customs Service (HMRC).
Ukraine has increased gas transit from Russia to Europe
In the first month of 2019, gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transportation system increased by 25.7% compared with the same period last year – to 7.6 billion cubic meters. m. This is evidenced by the data of Ukrtransgaz.
The US Ambassador spoke about the evidence of violation of the Russian INF Treaty.
The US ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman, wrote in an article for RBC that the US authorities gave the Russian side the coordinates and test dates of the 9M729 missile, which, according to Washington, violates the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles (INF).
Russia conducted flight tests 9M729 at distances significantly exceeding 500 km. The United States provided Moscow with a significant amount of information confirming violations of the agreement, including geographic coordinates and test dates. – John Huntsman, American politician
Washington announced its intention to comply with the INF Treaty for another six months
Washington intends to comply with the terms of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF) for the next six months. On this February 4, said the representative of the US Department of State Vanessa Asker in an interview with the British television and radio company Bi-bi-si.
In Sweden, recruits are taught to repel an attack of Russia
Last summer in Sweden, the army received 3.7 thousand recruits. In winter, they were given training exercises, which they were taught to repel the Russian attack. The reason for this, Colonel Stennabb calls the proximity of a powerful state to the borders of Sweden, namely the “military enclave”, which is located in Kaliningrad.
Named a new way to beat cancer
Scientists at the University of Salford (UK) have developed a new method for detecting cancer stem cells, from which the rest of the malignant tumor develops. According to the researchers, the point treatment of these cells with drugs will help to turn the neoplasm into a chronic disease, significantly increasing the life expectancy of the patient. This is reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
State Department outlined the agenda of the meeting of the coalition to combat the IG in Washington
The United States and its partners in the international coalition to combat the Islamic State terrorist group (IG, banned in the Russian Federation) at a meeting at the level of foreign ministers in Washington on February 6 will discuss the revitalization of diplomatic and military efforts to further pressure on terrorists, as well as ways of bringing them to justice. This was reported on Monday to reps by representatives of the US Department of State.
Maduro responded to Trump’s words about a military invasion of Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the “madness” the willingness of the American leader Donald Trump to send troops to Venezuela. Reports about it RIA “News”.
This is crazy, talking about the war in the 21st century. It’s crazy, Mr. Donald Trump, to think that you can send troops here to this land that will defend itself. – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician
Iceland recognized Guaido as the president of Venezuela
Earlier it was reported that as a guaydo and. The heads of state recognized Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and also Estonia. Also, before this opposition leader, they called the President of Venezuela the United States and a number of Latin American countries.
Poroshenko will order not to allow observers from Russia to the elections
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he would give an order to the State Border Service not to let Russian observers into the country to elect the head of state at the end of March.
I, as president of Ukraine and supreme commander-in-chief, plan to issue an order to the border guard service of Ukraine not to allow observers from the Russian Federation into our country. And I guarantee the Ukrainian people that my order will be executed. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
The European Parliament refused to consider Russia a strategic partner
Relations between Russia and a number of Western countries have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea. The West, accusing Russia of intervening, imposed sanctions against it. In the summer of 2014, Moscow retaliated, headed for import substitution.
The outdated agreement on partnership and cooperation between the EU and Russia should also be revised. And any future framework of EU – Russia relations should be based on full respect for international law and OSCE principles. – Sandra Kalniete, Latvian politician
Russian Foreign Ministry sent note to French Embassy
The Russian Foreign Ministry sent a note to the French embassy with a request to comment on President Emmanuel Macron’s statements about the “interference” of the Russian media in the “yellow vests” protests, in order to make sure that the French president’s quotes were accurate, in particular, he called the representatives of the protesters “dumb” – “propagandists.” Reports about it RT with reference to the official representative of the department Maria Zakharova
CNN: Riyadh supplies US weapons to extremists
According to the TV channel, Riyadh is transferring US weapons to al-Qaeda-related extremists. As noted, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates use American weapons to gain the loyalty of militants and rebel tribes.
EU introduced new sanctions against Iran
The European Union has imposed restrictive measures on two Iranian citizens and one company from Iran. Such a statement the EU Council circulated today.
“The Council is deeply concerned about the hostile actions of Iran in the territories of several Member States, and in this context, it decided to include two persons and one organization in the list,” said a statement published on the EU Council website.
CNN: Seoul will increase the cost of maintaining US troops
South Korean authorities agreed to increase the cost of maintaining US troops to $ 1 billion. According to the channel, we are talking about American forces that are stationed in the south of the Korean Peninsula. As noted, the parties entered into an agreement for one year. At the same time, South Korea can also extend the term of this agreement.
Two fighter squadrons deployed in the Arctic
The Russian Defense Ministry plans to deploy two squadrons of interceptor MiG-31 fighters of the Northern Fleet in the Murmansk region. About this newspaper “Izvestia”. According to the newspaper, the agency intends to repeatedly increase the combat power of the Northern Fleet.
The Ministry of Defense has developed a training manual on how not to take bribes
According to Izvestia, the preface to the training manual states that it was compiled not only for officers, but also for civilian personnel of military units, as well as employees of “organizations set up to fulfill the tasks assigned to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.”
The manual consists of several sections. The first of them tells that bribing is one of the most dangerous official misconduct. The following are the types of “thanks” for illegal services. It is also noted that a bribe can be “veiled form.”
Poroshenko extended the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law extending a moratorium on the sale of agricultural land until 2020. This is evidenced by the information on the website of the Verkhovna Rada. “Returned from the signature of the president,” – said in a statement.
Ukrainian border guards built towers to monitor the Azov
According to him, the head of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Peter Tsigikal, these facilities will be equipped with radio engineering and visual monitoring of the situation. The towers are designed to provide control along the entire maritime border. In addition, various options for strengthening maritime units in the region are being considered. Cigikal said that Kiev can buy 22 patrol boats from France.
Roscosmos recognized the lack of electronics due to Western sanctions
Because of the restriction of access to electronics used in space, problems have arisen in the Russian civil and military cosmonautics, Yuri Koptev, head of the scientific and technical council of Roscosmos, told Russia-24 TV channel.
New squad appeared in the Northern Fleet
A new special squad to combat underwater sabotage forces was created as part of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.
UN Secretary-General told how mercenaries in Chad exacerbate conflicts in CAR
UN Secretary-General António Guterres spoke at the UN General Assembly, drawing attention to the tense situation with the prosperous mercenary activity in Africa, the responsibility for which lies largely with the authorities of Chad. About this reports “Federal News Agency”
Russian-Mongolian exercises “Selenga” will be held at the site of Munch Hat in Mongolia
The Selenga-2019 Russian-Mongolian exercise will take place at the Munh Hat training ground in Mongolia in August and September. This was announced on Tuesday by the head of the press service of the Eastern Military District (VVO), Colonel Alexander Gordeyev
In Colombia, killed the leader of the revolution
The man, along with nine other “partisans-dissidents” were killed during the assault, which was attended by more than two hundred special forces soldiers. “Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia” was formed in 1964 during the civil war in the country
The staff of the Venezuelan Air Force assured Maduro of loyalty to the oath
Maduro said that he had visited the Libertador Air Force along with the general staff of the Venezuelan armed forces, reports TASS.
“They confirmed their loyalty and commitment to their homeland,” Maduro said after meeting with the Venezuelan Air Force personnel.
In Kuzbass due to radiation closed kindergarten
In the city of Belovo, Kemerovo, the work of the kindergarten has been suspended due to the increased level of radon gas in the atmosphere, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the regional department of the Federal Bailiffs Service.
The State Duma is preparing a bill on maternity leave for men
State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Vasily Vlasov is preparing a bill that will allow men to take 10-day paid leave at birth, the politician also sent the relevant initiative to the Minister of Labor and Social Protection Maxim Topilin.
IKEA will start renting its furniture
Swedish furniture company IKEA will begin to lease furniture. About this in an interview with the Financial Times newspaper said the executive director of Inter IKEA (owns the IKEA brand) Torbjørn Löf. This service is introduced as part of a green business program.
Russia will create complexes of digital public services
By 2021, super-services will be created in Russia – complexes of digital public services. The Presidium of the government commission has identified 25 priority life situations for which these services will be developed. This is reported on the website of the Cabinet
It is assumed that after 2021, Russians, for example, will be able to apply for pensions and medical certificates, passports online, apply for admission to a university or apply to law enforcement agencies, register when moving to another region, appeal against a fine, get permission for business. The list also includes super-services on education in Russia for foreigners.
Ural Airlines have reduced catering for passengers
Ural Airlines has cut expenditures on food for its passengers so as not to raise ticket prices.
The number of victims of bullying in schools is five times higher than it seems to teachers
Scientists from the Higher School of Economics Education Institute analyzed the results of more than 80 studies of teenage bullying abroad and in Russia. They concluded that around 35% of students face harassment all over the world. In Russia, such schoolchildren are 27.5%. The victims of aggression are most often children who are overly controlled at home, without providing emotional support. For Russian students, silence is a problem in front of parents and teachers, and the number of schoolchildren being bullied by classmates is five times more than teachers think.
Moscow will double budget spending on medicines for oncology patients
Moscow will double the budget for medicines for oncology patients. This was announced by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on his personal website.
We are constantly working to reduce the purchase price of drugs. Not so long ago, two offset deals were concluded, according to which most of the oncological preparations will be made in Moscow, including a significant part of the import preparators, which we have not done before. – Sergey Sobyanin, Russian politician
A tourist route to the Pole of Cold will appear in Yakutia
From March 2019, it is planned to launch a tourist route to the Pole of Cold – from Yakutsk to the village of Tomtor in the Oimyakonsky Ulus. There is a lot of interest for the route among tourists.
Tourism infrastructure subsidies will receive 22 regions
22 regions will receive subsidies for the development of tourism infrastructure. In the 2019-2021, the federal budget allocated about 21 billion rubles for these purposes, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with his deputies.
I signed a government decree according to which we will direct subsidies for the creation of the supporting infrastructure of tourist clusters in 22 regions. A total of about 21 billion rubles for this year and the next two years is provided for in these purposes in the federal budget. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician
Developing swamp tourism
February 4 is the World Wetlands Day celebrated since 1971 at the initiative of the United Nations. Swamps occupy more than 6% of the territory of Russia. The Russian housing reservation service Tvil.ru surveyed tourists in social networks and found out which regions of the country are popular for walking through the marshes (marsh tourism).
38% of respondents voted for Karelia, 21% – for the Leningrad region, 11% – for the Tver region. Also in the ranking were Novosibirsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Vladimir regions.
More than 1’000 fjords adorn the west coast of Norway
By 2050, the Norwegian government will make a “ferry-free route” along the west coast of the country. The most innovative part of the project will be laying of floating underwater tunnels of concrete, according to CNN.
“At this depth, waves and currents are no longer as powerful as on the surface,” explains Arianna Minoretti, chief engineer of the Norwegian Road Administration (NPRA). In addition, the floating tunnel minimally changes the landscape, since most of it is hidden from view. It is less noisy than the road or the bridge.
For parking began to closely monitor
In connection with the upcoming games “Children of Asia” in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, they began to actively monitor illegal parking. Traffic police officers conduct regular raids, cars of violators are sent to a car parking lot, and owners are fined.
Pope congratulated earthlings on the New Year according to the lunar calendar
During the traditional Sunday sermon, the Pope congratulated the inhabitants of the planet on the upcoming New Year according to the lunar calendar, on February 3, RIA Novosti reports.
State Duma will discuss free travel on toll roads in the North
According to the authors, under current conditions, the creation of public roads solely at the expense of state funds is impossible even in the long term due to northern costs – the high cost of building and operating roads, but for local residents movement on them will be free.
Deputies intend to ban advertising of drugs on television
On Wednesday, the State Duma planned to consider in its first reading a bill on a total ban on the advertising of drugs on television and radio. As the authors of the bill explain, today about 60 percent of Russians prefer self-treatment.
Central Bank launched a robot to find financial pyramids
In the second half of 2018, the Bank of Russia launched a robot to identify illegal financial organizations and projects on the Internet, including those with signs of pyramid schemes, told Valery Lyakh, director of the Central Bank of Russia in Combating Unfair Practices, in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Named the size of the average salary in Moscow in 2018
The average monthly salary in Moscow in 2018 was 80,881 rubles. The relevant data of the Moscow City Statistics Committee for January – November 2018 was reviewed by RT. According to the ministry, this is 11.7% more than in the same period of 2017
Rosstat explained the statement about the record growth of the economy
The message is shown on the site office. Earlier, Rosstat reported that in 2018, GDP growth in the country amounted to 2.3 percent, which is higher than the forecasts of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Bank of Russia. In addition, this figure was a record since 2012, when the economy grew by 3.7 percent.
In Russia, prices for gasoline and diesel fuel have decreased
Prices for gasoline AI-92, AI-95 and diesel fuel in Russia for the week decreased by 1 penny. Such data leads the Moscow Fuel Association. According to the report, in the period from January 28 to February 4, prices at Shell gas stations and the Astra gas station network significantly decreased.
The former head of the bank “Discovery” was declared wanted because of embezzlement
Igor Krasnov, Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper, stated that the investigation had announced the search for the former head of Otkritie Bank, Yevgeny Dankevich. Read in source
Borrowers organized the issue and placement on the Moscow Stock Exchange of 40 million bonds with a par value of 1 thousand rubles. According to the investigation, knowing that the real value of the bonds is less than half of their nominal value, Dankevich gave an instruction to acquire them at full value. – Igor Krasnov
The airline Germania declared bankruptcy
Germania airline has filed for bankruptcy. This was reported on Tuesday by DPA. According to him, the company suspends all flights. Germania is a privately-owned airline founded in 1978.
Half of the purchases in Russia were paid by cards
The share of non-cash payment in January 2019 in Russia increased to 50%. This was reported to “Izvestia” by one of the largest operators of cash register equipment “Taxcom”. Experts believe that switching to cashless settlement reduces the turnover of illegal funds.
Central Bank found a withdrawal of assets from the insurance company “Accept”
The interim administration of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has identified operations aimed at withdrawing assets from Accept, an insurance company whose licenses were revoked in the autumn of 2018, the regulator said.
VEB to invest in the construction of three tankers for NOVATEK
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that VEB will finance the construction of three more tankers to transport light oil products and gas condensate. At a meeting of the supervisory board of the state corporation, he recalled that the Supervisory Board had previously approved the construction of two oil tankers at the Zvezda shipyard in the Far East.
Following the meeting, the head of VEB, Igor Shuvalov, clarified that the order for the construction of three tankers was in favor of NOVATEK. The cost of each tanker will be € 35 million.
From the writ of execution remove the output
As explained in the press service of the Ministry of Justice, the bill provides for the possibility of transferring funds under the writ of execution exclusively “to the collector’s account opened with a bank or other credit organization operating in the territory of the Russian Federation”.
Julius Baer increased net profit by 2.7% in 2018
The net profit of the Swiss banking group Julius Baer last year amounted to 735.3 million Swiss francs ($ 756.4 million) against 715.9 million francs in 2017, according to a press release from the bank. Operating profit Julius Baer grew by 3.6% – up to 3,368 billion francs.
Alphabet finished 4th quarter with net profit
Alphabet profitability on operating profit dropped to 21% from 24%. Google’s revenue in the fourth quarter increased by 21.5% – to $ 39.122 billion. Operating profit increased by 12.9%, reaching $ 9.7 billion.
The list of goods subject to VAT at the rate of 10% has been added.
The Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 58 dated January 30, 201, which amends the list of codes of types of food products subject to VAT at a rate of 10%, was published. The list is supplemented with the following item: fish fillet, other fish meat (including minced meat), fresh or chilled.
IMF approved a $ 2 billion tranche to Egypt
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the allocation of the next tranche to Egypt in the amount of $ 2 billion. The agency issued a statement on Monday
Japanese MUFG slightly increased its net profit for the first 9 months of the fiscal year.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MUFG), the largest bank in Japan, released financial statements, according to which its net profit for the first 9 months of the current fiscal year (ending December 31) grew by 1% YoY to 872.23 billion yen ($ 7.9 billion).
Primavtodor owes banks 1.14 billion rubles
Primavtodor owed banks 1.14 billion rubles. The arrears for 21 months increased by 443.5 million rubles. Information provided by the Chamber of Control.
Auditors recorded an increase in the company’s management expenses to 731.1 million rubles. In the cost structure, the largest volume is accounted for by staff salaries, which increased by 123.8 million rubles (63.7% of expenses). Losses “Primavtodor” amounted to 207.8 million rubles.
LNG imports to China hit a record high in January
In January, China imported record volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The total volume of deliveries reached 6.55 million tons. As reported by Reuters, referring to the data of the company Refinitiv Eikon, in January 2019, the previous record set in December, was exceeded by almost 2%.
Orsk refinery began production of sulfur granulation
The Orsk Refinery is part of the industrial-financial group Safmar by Mikhail Gutseriev. The sulfur granulation line, which was launched by Russian, German and Chinese engineers, was included in the vacuum gas oil hydrocracking complex.
In Kuban, an official gave orphans apartments in a hut for prisoners
The Investigation Committee of Russia said that in the Krasnodar Territory the head of the Ust-Labinsky district had bought apartments for orphans in a hut for prisoners. Reports about it RIA “News”.
According to the investigation, the district administration for the purchase of housing for orphans and children left without parental care, held electronic auctions, resulting in municipal contracts for the purchase of nine apartments, – reported in the press service of the management of the RF IC in the region.
Maria Stepanova became the winner of the literary award “NOS”
The awards ceremony for the winners of the NOS Award took place in Moscow this evening. The winner of the reader’s vote was Viktor Pelevin’s iPhuck10.
Hollywood actor Liam Neeson is accused of racism
Nison admitted that he perfectly understands his character, who, having lost his son, begins to take revenge on the drug mafia, because a few years ago, a person close to him was attacked by unknown people while the actor himself was filming abroad
“What color was their skin? She said black. About a week I walked the streets and waited for these black bastards to come out and attack me so that I could kill them, ”the star says.
The rugged picture of Banksy “Girl with a ball” exhibited in the German Museum
From complete destruction saved the fact that the shredder cut the canvas only half and broke. “The girl with the ball” was restored and sent to the gallery of Baden-Baden. In order to avoid repetition of events, the employees removed all the shredder’s wires from the apparatus and carefully checked the frame again.
Russian Winter in Macedonia
The opening ceremony of the Russian cinema festival “Russian Winter” took place in the capital of Macedonia. At the event in the House of Cinema “Kinoteka” in Skopje, the general director of the film studio “Mosfilm” Karen Shakhnazarov received the title of honorary doctor of the University of Audiovisual Arts EFTA, reports TASS.
The 69th Italian Pop Song Festival starts in Sanremo
The famous festival of Italian pop song begins on Tuesday evening in the city of San Remo on the Ligurian coast. This oldest musical show, which became the prototype of Eurovision, has been held since 1951 and will be held 69 times this year.
Anya Taylor-Joy will play in a horror from Edgar Wright
The star of “Split” and “Witches” Anya Taylor-Joy received a major role in the new project directed by Edgar Wright – psychological horror thriller “Last Night in SoHo”. The plot details are kept secret, we only know that the action will unfold in London.
Medinsky ordered federal theaters to stage plays about Peter I
Until February 7 this year, federal theaters will present projects of special productions for the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter I. Such an instruction was given by the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky at a meeting with the participation of heads of federal theaters of Russia, as well as heads of regional specialized departments
Mail has posted a video of Michael Jackson’s interrogation on charges of pedophilia.
The Daily Mail newspaper published a video of the interrogation of pop star Michael Jackson on charges of pedophilia. Personnel posted on the website of the publication.
In the Moscow center Artplay stole a picture with Putin
At the festival of contemporary art, Kot Art Fest in the center of Artplay design stole a painting by artist Nikita Teply. On the stolen Rabotai canvas was depicted President Vladimir Putin.
The series “Legion” will be closed after the third season
The series “Legion” will be closed after the release of the third season, according to Variety. This was announced by CEO of FX Networks John Landgraf.
FX showed the first trailer for the series “Real Ghouls”
FX Channel has released the first expanded trailer for the series “Real Ghouls” (based on the movie of the same name in 2014). The authors of the original film are working on the show – the scriptwriter is Jemaine Clement, and Taika Whiteiti is appointed as the director.
Pictures in the style of “Gothic naive” show Stavropol
Artists call their recognizable decorative style “gothic naive.” The authors work with wooden canvas, which is put on impressive frames. As Pavel Nikolaev confesses, he does not paint pictures, but talks to them.
The Five Evenings Theater Festival opens in St. Petersburg
A press conference devoted to the opening of the XV International Evening Festival named after Alexander Volodin “Five Evenings” will be held in St. Petersburg on February 5. In 2019, for the first time in the history of the festival, the program included film screenings based on his scripts and plays.
The teaser of the project “Terrible stories for the story in the dark”
The teaser for the movie “Scary Stories for a Story in the Dark” by Andre Ovredal is published on YouTube. Teaser prepared for advertising Super Bowl – the final match of the US Football Championship. Produces the film Overdale Guilherme del Toro
“The Walking Dead” extended for the tenth season
The AMC channel extended the Walking Dead for the tenth season – this became known from a short video published on the series’s official twitter. Apparently, the authors of the show in it will continue to develop the storyline with the Whispering
Dima Bilan presented a new video for the song “Ocean”
Video composition appeared on the singer’s YouTube channel. The song “Ocean” is well known to fans of Dima Bilan, but this time it is a new arrangement by Anton Shaplin. The presentation of the new video took place on February 4th.
Famous German organist Philip Krist will perform in Yekaterinburg
In Yekaterinburg, on February 11, 2019, at 19:00, in the large concert hall of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Society, an organ concert will be held by Philip Krista, organist of the Main Church of St. Mary and the Church of the Holy Cross in Suhl in Thuringia
Musical Battle “Hands Up” and “Disco Accident”
The joint concert of the Hands Up and Disco Crash groups will be held on February 21, 2019. Both bands will perform their main hits, and the concert is positioned as a musical battle.
We have not news, but a musical bomb! – Disco club musicians reported on instagram. On the eve of the Day of Defender of the Fatherland, we and our long-time friends, the Hands Up group, will come together in a real battle. Of course, musical. With us – all the main hits and great mood, with you – smiles and a real break on the dance floor.
Internship group of the Vakhtangov Theater will present its first performance
The internship group of the Vakhtangov Theater of New Recruitment on February 5 will present its first performance “Everything Will Be” based on the play by Nina Sadur. After the closure of the First Studio of the Theater, 24 graduates became artists of the theater, and artistic director Rimas Tuminas proposed to form a new trainee group.
“Chart Dyuzhin” will be awarded in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg in 2019 for the first time will fully host the national music award “OUR Radio” – “Chart Dozen”. The prize and the eponymous rock festival held in Moscow for one day before, on February 16, will be moved to the Ice Palace. Chart’s Dozen will be held for the 12th time.
Mail.ru Group announced the launch of the Atom browser
Mail.ru Group has announced the launch of a browser with a higher level of security Atom. This was reported in the press service of the company.
Rosstandard approved the first national standard for the Internet of things
Rosstandard approved the first in Russia national standard of the “Internet of Things” (IoT), a copy of the order of Rosstandart, available to RIA Novosti, testifies.
“Approve the preliminary national standard of the Russian Federation PNST-2019” Information technology. Internet of things. Wireless data transmission protocol based on narrowband modulation of the NB-Fi radio signal) “with the effective date of April 1, 2019 and valid until April 1, 2022,” the document says.
Viber has updated the interface and introduced chat rooms without phone numbers.
Experts note that now the interface of the beloved by many messengers has been changed: it has become more intuitive. Now all possible chats are available in one dialog box, grouped the last calls, the list of contacts, and the management of Viber Out calls on one tab.
The head of Xiaomi promises a large number of new products this year
Under the above brands, smartphones are also produced for foreign markets, and in 2019 the company intends to release a large number of new products with features that will surprise many. For example, the Poco brand produces a budget and powerful smartphone, and Black Shark specializes in gaming smartphones.
In the network Ethereum found a serious vulnerability
The developers of the blockchain-startup Parity Technologies discovered an error in the Ethereum cryptocurrency network. Hackers could disrupt the work of the entire ecosystem, services using the JSONRPC protocol were at risk: MyEtherWallet, MyCrypto, Infura and others.
Highscreen smartphones with NFC module are on sale
The developers have implemented LDAC data encoding technology, which allows to reduce the loss of quality when listening to music through Bluetooth-headphones. Highscreen Power Five Max 2 Lite also has an integrated NFC module that allows you to make purchases via Google Pay.
BQ introduced the floating phone BQ-2439 Bobber
Protected push-button telephone BQ-2439 Bobber, presented on the eve of the Russian electronics brand BQ, will be an excellent gift for fishermen, as well as for all people interested in outdoor activities. The main feature of the phone BQ-2439 Bobber – the fact that it can not be drowned.
Apple now stores data in Russia
Apple recently complied with Russian data law requirements. According to Bloomberg, Apple stores the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of its Russian users on servers within the country.
Belkin company showed wired internet adapter on iPad
The Belkin company, engaged in the release of accessories, showed an adapter for carrying out a simple and familiar to many users of wired Internet on an iPad tablet. The maximum throughput of the new device for a small device reaches 460 Mbit / s.
Sweden plans to start developing a unique graphite deposit
A unique graphite deposit located in the Swedish region called Norrbotten can be developed by the Australian company Talga Resources.
Guardian began to use the author-robot
The website of the Australian version of the British Guardian newspaper at the end of last week published the first material, which was completely written by a robot.
Tesla buys battery manufacturer Maxwell Technologies for $ 218 million
Tesla intends to buy Maxwell Technologies, a company producing ultracapacitor batteries, for $ 218 million, February 4, Reuters reports. Information about the transaction has already led to an increase in Maxwell Technologies’ quotations on the stock market to $ 4.58 per share.
There were pictures of the new smart watch Fitbit Versa 2
The new Versa 2 smart watch is offered in an aluminum case, giving a more expensive and elegant look to the gadget. Also, due to the structural strength, it will be possible to dive with the device to a depth of 50 meters.
Nokia 6.2 with a hole in the screen and a Zeiss camera shown on video
The video was created based on the latest rumors about the new product. According to insider data, Nokia 6.2 2019 will receive a camera for selfies, which will be located in the hole of the screen, and this solution will be used for the first time in the models of the brand. It is located in the video in the upper left corner of the screen.
Presented a compact PC ASRock DeskMini 310
ASRock has expanded the range of small form factor computers with the DeskMini 310 model, which supports the installation of ninth-generation Intel Core processors in the LGA1151 version.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is ready for global launch
Profile resource XDA Developers announced that the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition will soon appear in international sales. The mention of the corresponding version was found in the fresh firmware code for Xiaomi devices.
Cougar Revenger ST: gaming mouse with PixArt sensor and backlight
The company Cougar announced a computer mouse Revenger ST, designed for users who spend a lot of time playing games. The manipulator is connected to the computer via a wired USB interface; cable length is 1.8 meters.
The Huawei MateBook 13 will be available in Europe soon.
About the imminent start of sales in Europe and the UK, the famous network informant Roland Quandt (Roland Quandt) on the social network Twitter. He did not give exact dates of release, but managed to find out retail prices. Huawei MateBook 13 will be offered with a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels, Core i5 or i7 Whiskey Lake processors, 8 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB on a solid-state drive. The cost starts from 970 euros. This is significantly more expensive than prices in China, where the younger version is offered at a price of 725 dollars.
Camera Petcube Bites Treat Flinging Pet for entertainment pets
Portable Fiio M6 Player
Fiio, a Chinese audio equipment manufacturer, has launched the Fiio M6 high definition portable music player. Fiio M6 is a portable music player with high resolution, it has a compact shape and design, with a 3.2-inch touch screen with a resolution of 480×800-pixels
Yanko Design Mr Charger
Yanko Design Mr Charger unique wireless charger. Possessing a toy charm, this device makes charging an exciting experience. Unlike traditional docking stations for a phone or tablet, Mr Charger looks like a guy sitting on the edge of a wall and hanging his legs.
Google has launched two Android apps for the hearing impaired.
Google is working to improve the daily lives of hearing-impaired Android users with two new applications, Live Transcription and Sound Amplifier.
Xiaomi has released an external battery with wireless charging
Xiaomi introduced in China a new model of portable battery Mi Power Bank with Qi wireless charging function, with a capacity of 10,000 mAh, a compact body and an unusual design.
The new device monitors the share of “flowing” overseas traffic
NetTestBox 1.0 allows you to measure one-way delay of data packets, in contrast to foreign counterparts, which record only two-way delay (packet transfer time there and back)
Twitter will allow you to edit posts in five seconds
Twitter creator Jack Dorsey delighted users that they can edit tweets, but they won’t have much time to make changes. According to him, a short time interval will be introduced in which the tweet can be corrected. After that it can not be edited.
AB InBev fully bought RateBeer
CEO of RateBeer social network Joe Tucker said that Anheuser-Busch InBev, through its investment division ZX Ventures, bought the social network in full.
Scientists were able to juggle drops with a laser
Foreign physicists have found that when dropping by a laser, these drops fall on stable orbits, the irregular shape of which resembles the flight path of juggling balls, reports Physical Review Letters. Physicists not only explained the phenomenon, but also constructed its model.
Oceans change color due to global warming
By 2100, more than 50% of the water in the oceans will change color due to global warming. A study on large-scale change in marine ecosystems, published in the journal Nature Communications.
Created porous carbon fibers
US scientists have created porous carbon fibers based on a block copolymer, part of which is removed during the synthesis process. A large specific surface area and porosity of the material will allow storing electricity and light gases such as hydrogen with it, the authors of the article report.
Scientists have created artificial skin with superhuman properties
A group of scientists has developed artificial leather, which gives its holder superhuman capabilities. Employees of the Universities of Connecticut and Toronto worked together to create an innovative device.
Scientists have proposed another option to solve the essence of dark matter
Scientists in the field of astrophysics, conducting research on the basis of the Kazan Federal University, have proposed another way of solving the essence of dark matter. According to them, the answer must be sought in the axions, which are the ultralight particles of which it consists.
The first fossil fossil discovered did not belong to Archeopteryx
Using the laser-stimulated fluorescence method (LSF), an international team of researchers determined that the fossilized feather found in 1861 in southern Germany did not belong to the ancient ancestor of birds. Perhaps its owner was a feathered dinosaur, according to the website of the University of Hong Kong.
In the United States began to create genetically edited children
American geneticist Dietrich Egli from Columbia University is trying to repeat the experiments of Chinese scientists to create genetically modified children.
The first artificial network of oceanic seismometers
Professor Princeton University Frederik Simons (Frederik Simons) with colleagues developed a seismic sensor of a new type – a hydrophone. The scientists developed the device with GPS and water temperature and salinity sensors and installed it on a platform called Mobile Earthquake Recordings by MERMAID. They drift passively – usually at a depth of the order of one and a half thousand meters – and whenever they detect an earthquake, they quickly rise to the surface in order to transmit data via satellite to scientists using GPS. The first experimental flotilla was launched in 2017, and now the first scientific results have appeared in the hands of an international team of researchers, which were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Periodic law of Mendeleev stopped working
Periodic law, which was discovered by the chemist Dmitry Mendeleev, no longer works. Only the first 111 table elements obey him. And already the 112th element of the “Copernicus” behaves not at all as the scientist of the past had predicted.
Iridium and serum albumin destroy cancer cells
The final conclusion was made by British scientists from the University of Warwick. They said that the rare element of iridium would be the decisive force in the fight against cancer. Its rarity is due to the fact that it was brought from space by an asteroid that killed dinosaurs, scientists say.
When exposed to iridium laser experts managed to get a toxic form of oxygen, which turned out to be dangerous for cancer cells, but completely harmless to healthy ones. To deliver an element to an organism is offered with the help of albumin – blood proteins. Then the patient is sent to a photodynamic therapy session, where the tumor is exposed to a laser. It helps to “blow up” iridium, producing toxic oxygen, which kills cancer. British scientists clarify that this method will be effective with the most aggressive forms of cancer
Silicone rubber turned into a semiconductor
Scientists from Korea and the United States introduced flexible rubber electronics. The devices made by them can be stretched without loss of performance by 50%, folded in half or rolled up
It was possible to achieve such a result by increasing the mobility of charges in rubber, more precisely in polydimethylsiloxane (silicone). By adding carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles of silver and gold to the PDMS, the researchers turned the material into a “good”, that is, low electrical resistance, semiconductor.
Diamonds in Russia will control the blockchain
The development of the blockchain system was handled by the company Bitcarat.com, founded by graduates of NITU MISiS and MEI. Already at the extraction stage, each stone is asked to assign a unique digital code, which is then entered into the blockchain base.
The new type of devices will be able to get to Alpha Centauri in 20 years
To get to the nearest star system, located in the constellation Centaurus, Voyagers will have to fly for thousands of years, but there are other ways, the authors of one of the projects are sure, to cover a distance of more than 4 light years in only a couple of decades. This will be possible if the spacecraft picks up a speed of about 0.2-0.3% of the speed of light, for which it will have to be made very small, the size of a small chip. After it is placed in orbit, such a mini-device will need to be accelerated with the help of a high-power laser system installed on Earth up to a speed of 6 thousand km / s.
In Antarctica in the spring will launch a station to receive data from satellites
A station in Antarctica to receive information from Earth remote sensing satellites is planned to be commissioned in March-April, Roscosmos reported on Monday.
Toyota will present a new Land Cruiser at the Tokyo Auto Show
The concept car will be presented to the general public at the Tokyo Motor Show this fall, and a new car may appear on sale in 2020, reports the Best Car publication. Together with the Toyota Land Cruiser, the related Lexus LX will probably be introduced.
Mazda will introduce a new compact crossover in Geneva
Mazda has announced the premiere of a new compact crossover. The public premiere of the novelty, the debut teaser of which appeared on the social networks of the brand a few hours ago, will be held on March 5, 2019 at the International Motor Show in Geneva. Details about the car yet.
Volkswagen announced the premiere of a new Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Prior to the premiere, Volkswagen published a teaser video, which showed elements of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. In particular, they showed a radiator grille with a red stripe, as well as black glossy elements that were chromed in an ordinary car.
Alfa Romeo sold for 567 thousand euros after 35 years of inactivity in the parking lot
Sold a rare copy of the car found in Turin on the basement of the building. It turned out to be Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, released in 1962. At one time, the car could not be picked up due to a broken freight elevator, and as a result, she stood there for 35 years.
There will be no discounts for cars of the “Cortege” family, said the general director
The market price of the Kortezh family of cars, which will appear under the Aurus brand, will be determined before the end of the first quarter of 2019, there will be no discounts for buyers, Aurus CEO Gerhard Hilgert told RIA Novosti.
Updated SUV Changan CS95 will enter the market in the spring
Model created on the platform Raeton. Salon is designed for five or seven seats. The cost of the car will be announced closer to the start of sales.
Chicago will show Nissan Pathfinder in the Rock Creek Edition
South Korean full-size 2018 Nissan Pathfinder crossover gets a new edition of Rock Creek Edition. The car will be presented at the Chicago Motor Show in a couple of days.
For the year in Russia there were 40 less auto dealers
According to agency experts, the decline in the total number of dealers in our country over the past year was due to the fact that 458 dealer contracts were terminated, and only 418 new contracts were concluded.
The web has published renderings of the new Chevrolet Corvette in the back of the “targa”
The front of the car still looks rather short, but the sharp lines of the body and the wheel arches add some distinctive features to the Corvette. Recall that in recent times there have been many rumors about a new model. Not so long ago, the Corvette test video even appeared on the Web.
BMW has recognized the ninth series unnecessary.
It was expected that the long-sided “nine” on the CLAR platform will be released in early 2020 as a “four-door coupe” and will challenge the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 sedan. In the eighth series, revealed to the world last year, there is a coupe and convertible
Ruben Singh immediately bought six Rolls-Royce cars
A unique collection of Rolls-Royce cars dedicated to three precious stones: rubies, emeralds and sapphires was assembled by a British businessman of Indian origin Ruben Singh. Three Phantom sedans and three Cullinan SUVs are painted in pairs in colors of these diamonds by special order.
Atelier Roush has developed a modified version of the Ford F-150
The well-known studio Roush presented an improved modification of the American Ford F-150 2019 pickup truck. Thanks to the changes received, the novelty was given the name F-150 SC and F-150 Nitemare.
The first modification has a 5-liter gasoline engine with a power of 650 hp. In addition, buyers can also order as an additional option an improved exhaust system that increases the driving performance of the car.
The second novelty has a similar installation with a power of 610 hp It should also be noted that the difference in appearance of the pickup is manifested in the use of a more advanced design, expressed in dark shades, not previously used in the original version of the American model F-150.
Mercedes-Benz launched a new diesel version of the G350d
The volume of the new power plant is 2.9 liters, in combination with the 9-speed “automatic” 9G-Tronic, it can generate power of 286 liters. with. The 6-cylinder diesel engine has been certified for compliance with Euro 6d-TEMP. According to the documentation, fuel consumption per 100 km is about 9.7 liters. In Eco mode, slip mode is activated, which makes this Mercedes-Benz the most economical in the G-Class line. From zero to 100 km / h, the G350d can accelerate in 7.4 seconds, the stated maximum speed is 199 km / h.
In Russia, will come into force new rules for the importation of cars
From July 1, 2019, to obtain a TCP, it will be necessary to pass an inspection in an accredited laboratory and obtain a safety certificate, the owner must deliver the car after customs with the help of a tow truck, and after the tests take it back to it and only then can it be issued to TCP.
An accredited laboratory that can issue SBTCs is available only in Vladivostok, moreover, it is still capable of issuing documents for cars and motorcycles. It cannot issue SBKTS to trucks, buses and special equipment, and in the meantime, experts have already advised to hurry with the purchase and paperwork for such transport