8 Oct, 2018

India responded to the threat of US sanctions

The chief of staff of the Indian Army, General Rawat Bipin, said that India was pursuing an independent policy, despite the threat of sanctions from the United States. He made this statement after signing a contract for the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, reports The New Indian Express.

“Yes, we understand that sanctions can be imposed against us, but we are pursuing an independent policy,” said Mr. Bilin. He added that in the future India would like to buy Kamov’s helicopters and other weapons systems from Russia.

Russia and India signed a contract for the supply of five regiments of the S-400. The Kremlin reported that the amount of the transaction is $ 5.43 billion. The agreement, as expected, was signed during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Delhi.

After signing the contract, the United States warned the allies and partners about the threat of sanctions in the framework of the Law on Counteracting the Opponents of the United States through Sanctions (CAATSA).

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New emergency housing resettlement program

The concept of a new state program to assist the regions in resettling citizens from emergency housing was presented to Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the president with members of the cabinet in the Kremlin.

Only about 14% of the funds for the resettlement of an unfit for living fund will be spent by the regions – the remaining financial burden, 86%, will be assumed by the state treasury.

For these purposes, “the federal budget plans to allocate 432 billion rubles,” said the head of the Ministry of Construction Vladimir Yakushev.

In St. Petersburg, a schoolboy with green hair was not allowed on Teacher’s Day

In St. Petersburg, an eleventh-grader with green hair was not allowed to attend the solemn event dedicated to the Day of Teachers, which was held at the school. The director said that such an image is contrary to the statute of the school

In Moscow, will launch a new form of public transport

By 2020, a new type of public transport will appear in Moscow – water transport. These plans are the relevant department of the metropolitan government publicly voiced through Twitter. We are talking about the route from Kiev railway station to the Lower Mnevniki.

Roskomnadzor blocked mirror site “MBH media”

Roskomnadzor, by decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office, blocked the mirror of the MBH Media website on Ksenia Sobchak’s election website. This was reported by the press service of the movement “Open Russia” in its Telegram-channel.

In the Russian Federation banned from advertising drugs on television

Ministry of Health officials have proposed to stop advertising drugs on TV. This initiative is due to the fact that under the influence of advertising, many begin to self-medicate and impair their health.

The author of an article about Villa Kiselev in Crimea lost his job.

Crimean architect Vladimir Mazurin was fired from the Stolitsa construction company after a scandal with the publication of an article about the villa of the director general of the Russia Today agency Dmitry Kiselev in Koktebel. This Mazurin told Novaya Gazeta.

The publication said about the reconstruction of the building, which cost its owner almost 200 million rubles. The author wrote that the expensive house is located on a landslide slope, and there is a danger that in case of a landslide it can move down. The architect did not name the names, but the journalists of Novaya Gazeta came to the conclusion that Dmitry Kiselev owned the real estate. Later, the TV host accused Mazurin of fraud and extortion, and also denied information about the cost of the villa.

In the suburbs in 2018 closed more than 20 landfills

The governor of the Moscow region, Andrey Vorobyov, told about this in the air of the TV channel “360”.

“Every time has its own challenges. He came to our share in 2018 – garbage. The problem was ripe for a very long time, since 2013, ”he said.

The Governor noted that experts from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands are involved in solving the problem of waste disposal. At the same time, from January 1, 2019, new laws on the collection and recycling of waste come into force in the Moscow region.

Scientists from ITMO have found arsenic and phenol in the New River

In particular, the reservoir contains hazardous substances – phenol and arsenic and other dangerous elements. In addition, according to experts, the indicators of harmful bacteria are greatly exceeded in the river. So, for example, the number of coliform bacteria is 600 times more than normal, and thermotolerant coliform bacteria are immediately 6000 times.

According to the researchers, birds that arrive from other reservoirs, after 3-4 hours in the river, become immobilized, stop feeding, and therefore die after 8-10 hours.

Activists celebrated Putin’s birthday by arranging a smoke show

A group of St. Petersburg activists congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his 66th birthday by walking along one of the city streets with a banner and red smoke bombs, David Frenkel, a Mediazone photographer, told Twitter

The banner indicates the wish of the protesters to the national leader: “Long years in prison!”.

Frenkel also said that four protesters had been detained. OVD-Info specifies the names of the actionists: Vladislav Ivancho, Svetlana Utkina, Andrei Graf and Ivan Rubtsov. All were taken to 78 OP.

The former head of staff Trump confiscated property

The former head of Trump’s headquarters, Paul Manafort, lost his property in New York, including the apartment in the Trump Tower and part of bank accounts, Fox News reports.

In addition to the apartment in a skyscraper, Manafort confiscated three more real estate in New York. This was done by a group of special prosecutor Robert Muller, who is investigating the “interference” in the American presidential election. At the same time, Manafort has retained ownership in Florida and Virginia.

The lawyer, who headed Trump’s campaign headquarters before the 2016 elections, is accused of conspiring and lobbying for the interests of the regime of Viktor Yanukovych, this case is not directly connected with Rashagate. Manafort faces up to 10 years in prison, he previously pleaded guilty to several counts and agreed to make a deal with the investigation

Manafort has also been convicted of financial and tax fraud in the past.

Employers want to be required to keep records of microtraumas

Employers are offered to oblige to keep records of bruises, abrasions and other microtraumas of employees. The Ministry of Labor developed the relevant amendments to the Labor Code, told “Izvestia” in the department. They explain that microdamages may be harbingers of accidents at work.

ROC supported the initiative to raise the age of sale of alcohol

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has a positive attitude to the initiative of the Ministry of Health to increase the minimum age at which citizens are allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages.

“I believe that measures aimed at protecting young people from the threat of alcohol should only be welcomed,” said Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations.

In Bulgaria, killed a journalist who exposed the machinations of the EU means

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Arlem Desir, said that he was saddened and shocked by the death of journalist Victoria Marinova in Bulgaria. This is stated in his statement on the organization’s website.

I will closely monitor the investigation, open authorities. I urge them to quickly find and bring to justice the perpetrators and clearly determine whether this attack is connected with the work of the journalist. – Arlem Desir, French politician

The first president of Ingushetia called on the protesters to form an organizing committee.

The first president of Ingushetia, Ruslan Aushev, called on the rally participants in Magas, protesting against the agreement on the border with Chechnya, to form an organizing committee for talks with the authorities.

Decisions must be coordinated according to the Vainakh custom, according to tradition – with his people. If this brother transfers the land to his brother, he must coordinate with his family. If a teip passes to another teip, he must coordinate with his teip. – Ruslan Aushev, Russian public figure


China will produce more than 100 billion cubic meters of shale gas by 2030

By 2030, the Chinese oil and gas industry will provide production of over 100 billion cubic meters. m shale gas. This was reported on Sunday by the Central Television of China, with reference to the data of the State Energy Administration of China

Energy of the Arkhangelsk region switches to local types of fuel

In recent years, it is energy that has become one of the growth points – the key investment-attractive sectors. Today both large federal energy structures – TGK-2, Rosseti, – and local companies are represented in Pomorie.

Saudi Prince has announced an increase in oil production at the request of the United States

Saudi Arabia and OPEC + halved the reduction in Iranian oil exports to the world market at the request of the United States, said Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, in an interview with Bloomberg.

Saudi Aramco will be listed on the stock exchange by early 2021

It is assumed that during the IPO, the company can be valued at more than 2 trillion dollars. As the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, said, Saudi Aramco will be listed on the exchange in late 2020 or early 2021. The prince did not report the reason for the delay in listing.

The largest banks again raised the rates of ruble deposits

Large banks continue to gradually increase the rates of retail ruble deposits. In the first week of October alone, five of the top 20 banks by the size of the population’s attracted funds made it.

Siluanov urged Russians not to run to banks to withdraw currency

“Many people think that we urge to abandon the dollar: we must run to the banks and more likely withdraw the currency,” said Siluanov.

He then denied the validity of this point of view, assuring that the government had never thought of imposing restrictions on the currency.

Siluanov announced plans to force state-owned companies to settle in rubles

Directives for large companies are personally approved by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. It is worth noting that at the beginning of the week Siluanov and the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin announced a plan to ban payments in dollars.

China’s foreign exchange reserves declined to the level of July 2017 in September

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange Control of China reported that in September, the country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $ 22.7 billion, to $ 3.08 trillion. This is the lowest since July 2017 indicator.

Sberbank estimated the outflow of funds of individuals in September at $ 0.9 billion

In September, Sberbank recorded an outflow of retail deposits of $ 0.9 billion. About it reports RIA Novosti news agency referring to representatives of a financial organization. The inflow of funds of legal entities for the period amounted to about 1.5 billion in US currency, added in Sberbank

Russia’s international reserves decreased by $ 1.5 billion in a month

As of October 1, Russia’s international reserves amounted to $ 459.163 billion against $ 460.615 billion as of September 1. About this reports “Gazeta.Ru” with reference to the materials of the Bank of Russia.

Safmar Group “froze” structure of Mospromstroy development

Safmar Group indefinitely froze its development structure Mospromstroy Development, Mikhail Gutseriev, co-owner of Safmar Industrial and Financial Group, told reporters, noting that the group is ready to sell a number of objects with a sufficient amount of the deal.

VTB is interested in financing large projects in India

During his visit to India, VTB President and Chairman of the Board of VTB told CNBC channel about the bank’s readiness to invest money in large projects in this country, citing “a good experience in financing Indian companies”

Italian authorities will receive 15% of Alitalia

The Italian government has developed a plan for the reorganization of the airline Alitalia, according to which it will receive a 15% stake in the carrier. This is reported on Sunday by the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. According to the newspaper, the remaining 85% will be sold to third-party companies.

All online stores in Russia will be obliged to accept bank cards

Currently, bank cards are required to accept online stores with a turnover of 40 million rubles. By July 2019, this threshold will be reduced to 20 million rubles, and by 2021, to zero, thus obliging all online stores to accept cards.

Refservice entered into an agreement with the Danish Maersk

The company will invest 12 billion rubles. in the new cars “Refservice” (part of Russian Railways, is engaged in transportation in refrigerated and isothermal rolling stock) on October 4, entered into an agreement with the Danish Maersk (one of the world’s largest companies for sea freight, primarily containers) for the transportation of perishable goods from ports inland.

The amount of risky investments in the world grew by a third

In the first half of 2018, the volume of investments in the global venture capital market grew by 32.2% compared to the same period in 2017 and reached $ 99 billion

Russian Railways does not plan to invest in a bridge to Sakhalin

The management of Russian Railways rejected the idea of financing the construction of a transport passage to Sakhalin, Vedomosti reports.

Mortgage delay amounted to 63.7 billion rubles

The main danger in the form of a currency mortgage has almost been reduced to zero by the efforts of the regulator. The delay in mortgage loans reached 63.7 billion rubles, but so far the loan portfolio is growing much faster than bad debts.


US and DPRK will create a working group on denuclearization and the new summit

This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to South Korea’s senior secretary for public affairs, Yong Yong Chang.

“Secretary of State Pompeo said that the two sides agreed to set up a working group to agree on a timetable for the process of denuclearization and the summit of the United States and North Korea in the near future,” he said.

It is also reported that Pompeo and Kim Jong-un agreed to continue the discussion in order to determine the exact place and time of the summit of the USA – North Korea.

He made a good trip to Pyongyang, where he met with Kim Jong-un. We continue to make progress in the agreements reached during the Singapore Summit. Thank you for accepting me and my team from the State Department. – Mike Pompeo, American politician

The party “Consent” won the elections to the Seimas of Latvia

The party “Consent”, the leader of which is the mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, received 19.88% of the votes, according to the results of counting all the ballots, according to the Central Election Commission of Latvia. The party won the elections to the Seimas of Latvia.

Ahead of us all is a very long and difficult process of forming a new government. And a lot will depend on our common wisdom and endurance. – Nil Ushakov, Latvian politician

Putin and Netanyahu agreed on the first meeting after the IL-20 disaster

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday at a meeting of the Israeli Cabinet of Ministers that he would soon meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss coordination between the Israeli military and Russian forces operating in Syria.

Some time ago I was on the phone with Putin. We agreed to meet soon to continue the important coordination between the armies of our countries. – Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli politician

The Senate approved the candidacy of Cavano for the post in the US Supreme Court

The US Senate approved the candidacy of Brett Cavanaugh for the post in the Supreme Court, nominated by President Donald Trump. 50 senators spoke in support, another 48 voted against. One of the members of the upper chamber of the Congress abstained, another did not attend the meeting.

The nomination Cavanaugh caused one of the most notorious scandals in the internal political life of the United States. Because of allegations of sexual harassment that allegedly took place in the 1980s, before the final vote, a re-examination of the candidate’s personal file by the FBI agents was organized. However, afterwards, almost all vacillating Republican senators came over to his side.

Chinese authorities suspect head of Interpol of corruption

According to the newspaper, as part of a large-scale campaign against corruption, Meng Hongwei is suspected of “assisting the company in a deal in the field of cybersecurity.” Earlier, Interpol sent a request to the Chinese authorities about the disappeared president of the organization Meng Hongwei.

Interpol head resigned

The head of Interpol Meng Hongwei resigned, according to a statement by the organization. Meng Hongwei’s application for resignation was received on Sunday by the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon

Condoleezza Rice proposed a way to “contain Russia”

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Russia of “crossing all possible red lines” and suggested a way to contain it. The politician shared her thoughts in an interview with the Ukrainian edition of “New Time”.

I believe that these boundaries have already been passed. Fortunately, we and our European allies were able to agree on joint sanctions against Russia, and, I think, it is worth continuing. – Condoleezza Rice, American political analyst

Ingushetia’s Parliament to reconsider border treaty with Chechnya

On Monday, October 8, the Ingushetia Parliament will re-examine the treaty on the administrative border with Chechnya. As stated at the rally in the center of Magas, the deputy Seth-Salim Akhilgov, the parliament annulled the previous results of voting on the ratification of the treaty.

Turkey will refuse IMF loans

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country will not continue to take loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), RIA Novosti reports.

Turkish police told about possible killers of a Saudi journalist

Turkish police believe that a group of 15 people from Saudi Arabia came to Turkey “specifically for the murder” of Saudi opposition journalist Jamal Hashkaji, according to Washington Post, citing sources.

Japan accuses the PRC of its aggressive policies in the South China Sea

Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya said that China continues aggressive attempts to change the current state of affairs in the South China Sea.


Israeli air force strikes Gaza Strip

“The Israeli Air Force plane struck a group of terrorists in the southern part of the Gaza Strip who were launching burning balloons in the direction of Israeli territory,” the Twitter statement said.

US aircraft arrived in Ukraine to participate in military exercises

“The US Air Force F-15C Eagles and C-130J Super Hercules airplanes arrived in Ukraine to participate in the international military exercises Clear Sky 2018, the purpose of which is to strengthen peace and security,” the US Embassy in Ukraine said on Facebook.

US Coalition evacuated ISIS militants from Deir-ez-Zor

The US-led international coalition evacuated Islamic State fighters from the Syrian city of Deir-ez-Zor. This is reported by the Syrian agency SANA, citing sources.

London is ready to inflict cyber-shock on Russia

The British Ministry of Defense is considering the possibility of carrying out massive cyber attacks to turn off the power supply in Russia, the Sunday Times wrote, citing sources among senior officials in the security forces.

Published a new video upload S-300 S-300 in Syria

The TV channel “Star” has published new footage of unloading anti-aircraft missile system S-300 in Syria. The video shows a military transport plane from which the C-300 is being unloaded.

NATO Secretary General explained to the Serbs the reasons for the bombing of Yugoslavia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated on October 7 in Belgrade that the North Atlantic Alliance bombarded the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 in order to protect civilians from the regime of President Slobodan Milosevic.

“I reported that we did this to protect the civilian population and prevent further actions by the Milosevic regime,” Stnberg said.

He also stressed that his most important message is the need to “look to the future.”

Latvia announced approaching the borders of the Russian warship

On Twitter, the National Armed Forces of Latvia reported that on October 6, 14 naval miles from the country’s territorial waters, a Russian warship was spotted in the Latvian exclusive economic zone. According to the Latvian military, it was a ship of the class “Steregushchy”

US drone conducted reconnaissance at the borders of Russia about 11 hours

A strategic unmanned aerial device of the US Air Force RQ-4B Global Haw was noticed near the Russian borders, RIA Novosti reports, citing data from the aviation resource PlaneRadar. It is reported that the American drone conducted reconnaissance at the borders of Russia for eleven hours.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine showed a map of the mined areas of Donbass

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense presented a map on which the mined territories of Donbass are marked. The map is published on the official website of the military department. The ministry said that the map was developed in conjunction with the non-governmental organization The HALO Trust.

India buys C-400, ignoring US threat

India acquired Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, despite the threat of US sanctions. This was told by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. Borisov made a statement during a speech on the TV channel “Russia”.

In the Rada recognized the inability to complete the rocket cruiser “Ukraine”

Secretary of the Rada Committee on National Security and Defense, MP Ivan Vinnik said that the country will not be able to complete the construction of the missile cruiser “Ukraine” due to the lack of the necessary components and funding. About this, he told the publication edition of “Crime.net”

Russian military will inspect landfills in Greece

The Russian military will study a number of training areas and polygons in Greece in accordance with the 2011 Vienna Agreement on measures to build confidence and security. About this edition of the “Red Star” told the head of the Russian national center for reducing nuclear danger, Sergei Ryzhkov.


Scientists have recognized dangerous pregnancy and childbirth after 35 years

Scientists from the University of Alberta (Canada) have recognized pregnancy and childbirth as dangerous after 35 years. The risk of developing cardiac problems appears not only for the mother, but for the child. Scientists conducted a study on laboratory rats over 9.5 months.

Scientists inform about the beneficial properties of red beets for humans

Beets are rich in iron, which is an essential trace element for the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow. Thus, the use of this vegetable protects a person from anemia and anemia. It has been proven to have a positive effect on the liver.

Sex with Neanderthals protected Homo sapiens from viruses

Primitive people are faced with a completely different climate to which they are accustomed to in Africa. When they met Neanderthals, they had already lived in Eurasia for hundreds of thousands of years, so their immune system had enough time to evolve to protect against infectious viruses.

Scientists have figured out why husky has blue eyes.

As a result, biologists have found that dogs with blue eyes are characterized by a specific duplication of the ALX4 gene, which is responsible for the development of the eye in mammals. Such duplication was found mainly in Siberian Husky breed dogs.

Scientists have created the first artificial “life” on a quantum computer

Scientists have done extensive work and created the first artificial “life” on a quantum computer that can encode the behavior associated with death, communication, mutation, self-reproduction. The mystery of the origin of the universe has not yet been disclosed.

In Japan, launched an innovative submarine

The disadvantage is the high cost of innovative equipment. In the future, Japanese engineers plan to equip large-displacement submarines with lithium-ion batteries. Japan expects other countries to be interested in these technologies in the near future.

Scientists first filmed a mysterious monster from the depths of the ocean

A team of researchers plunged to a depth of 1000 meters into the Atlantic Ocean in a special apparatus about 1500 km off the coast of Portugal – not far from the Azores.

Australia has created a font for memorizing texts

The technology is called Sans Forgetica, and its development involved researchers at the Royal Melbourne University of Technology. Australian scientists have created a font to remember the read. It is intended for students in order to prepare materials for scientific work.

Winners of the Global Energy Prize awarded in Moscow

Energy Minister Alexander Novak presented the Global Energy Prize in Moscow. The winners were Russian Sergey Alekseenko and Australian Martin Green. Academician Alekseenko said that energy is the foundation of any country, and now it is on the verge of revolutionary changes.

“Only during the existence of the award from 2003 to 2018, the generation of energy from renewable sources increased from 2% to 10%. This is a huge leap, and growth is limited only by the relative high cost of renewable sources, but resolving this issue is a matter for the near future. ”

The finalists for the 2018 Enlightenment Award.

By tradition, the short list of the award includes the authors of eight editions, four of which represent exact and natural, and four – social and humanities. This is reported by the N + 1 correspondent from the Gilyarovsky Center at the Museum of Moscow, where the ceremony takes place.

In the category “Natural and exact sciences” the finalists were the authors of the following publications:

Stanislav Drobyshevsky, “Tales from the Grotto: 50 stories from the life of ancient people”, M .: Alpina non-fiction, 2018;
Alexey Savvateev, “Mathematics for the humanities. Live lectures ”, Moscow: Dmitry Pozharsky University;
Irina Yakutenko, “The Will and Self-Control. How genes and the brain prevent us from fighting temptations ”, M .: Alpina non-fiction, 2018;
Sergey Yastrebov, “From Atoms to the Tree: An Introduction to Modern Life Science,” M .: Alpina non-fiction, 2018.

In the category “Humanities” among the finalists included:

Sergey Zotov, Mikhail Mayulz, Dilshat Harman, “The Suffering Middle Ages”, M .: AST, 2018;
Vladislav Inozemtsev, “Unmodern country. Russia in the world of the XXI century “, M .: Alpina Publisher, 2018;
Boris Kolonitsky, “# 1917 Seventeen Essays on the History of the Russian Revolution”, St. Petersburg: European University Press in St. Petersburg, 2018;
Amiran Urushadze, “Caucasian War. Seven stories “, M .: UFO, 2018;

The jury of the “Educator” award of this year is to select the best authors in both nominations. Prize winners will be called at the awards ceremony, which will be held on November 15, 2018 in Moscow.

In Italy, opened the plant, pumping carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

The first plant, sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, Climeworks launched in Switzerland in 2017. According to forecasts, the company should pump out up to 900 tons of carbon dioxide each year.


Voyager 2 is close to the boundary of the solar system

The team working on the Voyager-2 mission knows that the spacecraft is now approximately 17.7 billion kilometers from Earth. However, it is hard to say exactly when he will leave the Solar System after passing through the heliopause.

Gaia telescope recorded intergalactic movement

Astronomers from the Netherlands, when processing information from the Gaia telescope, found that in the Milky Way, some of the stars move with irregular speed relative to the center of the Galaxy. In this regard, scientists have suggested that these stars could appear in our galaxy from the outside

Stray stars bombard our galaxy: unexpected discovery

In 2013, the European Space Agency launched the Gaja satellite with an ambitious goal – to map all the stars of our galaxy. Recently, astronomers decided to turn to the collected information to find previously unknown luminaries.

Named the exact time of the visit to the object of the Kuiper belt 2014 MU69

The short-term start of the engines increased the speed of the probe by 2.1 meters per second and slightly clarified its trajectory, which will allow the New Horizons to make the closest span of the Kuiper Belt 2014 MU69 object, unofficially called Ultima Thule, on January 1, 2019 at 8:33 Moscow time of time.

Scientists have compiled a list of planets on which life can be

Specialists have compiled a list of five planets on which conditions are suitable for life. The first planet is K2-3d, which is located 150 light years from Earth. Scientists also noted Kepler-62e and Kepler-62f.

Scientists: Phobos can be a huge fragment of Mars

Scientists said that Phobos can actually be a huge fragment of Mars. A similar theory was advanced with respect to Deimos, which has slightly smaller dimensions.

Falcon 9 rocket with Argentinean satellite launched from California

Today, the Falcon 9 (Falcon-9) launch vehicle with the Argentinean satellite SAOCOM-1A launched from the US Air Force base in California.

Microsoft intends to leave on the moon a capsule with human DNA

Microsoft has announced its intention to develop a temporary capsule with data on the human DNA inside, after which this invention will go for long storage on the illuminated part of the Moon, the natural satellite of the planet.


Russian Museum brought paintings by Repin and Aivazovsky in Tokyo

At the exhibition, Vasnetsov and Aivazovsky, Shishkin and Repin, Levitan and Vasilyev are different in genre and direction.

The Bolshoi Theater opened the Days of Culture of Tajikistan in Russia

The grand opening of the Days of Culture of Tajikistan in Russia took place on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater. The audience heard masterpieces of the musical art of Tajikistan performed by famous ensembles and soloists from this country.

In Frankfurt, will present a rare instance of “The Knight in Tiger Skin”

A unique manuscript edition of Shota Rustaveli’s poem The Knight in Tiger’s Skin with a chased cover will be presented at the book fair in Frankfurt, the Georgian government said. The decision was made by the country’s Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze.

The exhibition “Harry Potter. History of Magic” opened in New York

In the New York Historical Society opened the exhibition “Harry Potter. The History of Magic”. It is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the release in the USA of the first book about the young wizard.

“This exhibition contains things that can hardly be seen again in one exhibition. Therefore, I recommend not to miss this unique opportunity,” says exhibition curator Robert Olson.

Exhibition of ancient children’s books

The exhibition “Books of the Old House: The World of Childhood of the XIX-XX Centuries” will open on October 23 in the Ivanovo Hall of the Russian State Library in Moscow. This was reported on Sunday on the website of the mayor and the government of the capital.

“The exhibition will feature rare books from the library of the royal family, the earliest comics, moralizing editions of the XVIII century, the first children’s horror story, as well as toys and paintings of the XVIII-XX centuries,” – said in a statement.

Dancers from the world’s leading theaters will perform at a concert in the Kremlin Palace.

The dancers of the world’s leading theaters will perform in the program “Stars of the Ballet of the 21st Century” on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow.

“The audience will enjoy a magnificent program – the landmark works of talented modern choreographers, the best examples of the classical ballet heritage, Russian and world premieres,” the State Kremlin Concern press service reported.

Imperial Russian ballet presented in Australia

The Imperial Russian Ballet Theater under the direction of Gediminas Taranda presented the best parts of his repertoire to the Australian public. The performance took place in Sydney, on the stage of the State Theater.

The audience saw three performances at once in one performance called Russian Triple Bill (Russian Triple Bill), it includes each act from the most famous and popular Russian ballets – “Sleeping Beauty”, “Carmen” and “Chopiniana”. ”

Culture of the Republic of Korea will be presented at the festival in St. Petersburg

The traditional culture and modern achievements of the Republic of Korea in the technological, industrial and other fields will be presented at the 1st Korean Festival in St. Petersburg. According to the Consul General of this country in St. Petersburg Kwon Don Sok, the event will take place on October 13-14 and will be held annually.

New museum dedicated to architectural details of ceramics

A new museum dedicated to the architectural details of ceramics, opened in the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg. The permanent exhibition “Keramarch” is located in the dungeons of the Gosudarev Bastion of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the press service of the museum of the city’s history reports.


Producer Bondians promised not to turn agent 007 into a woman

Barbara Broccoli, the daughter of the founder of the bondian and the producer of the new films about agent 007, assured film franchise lovers that James Bond is not going to “change sex.” While women on the main role in bondiana not considered.

The trailer of the miniseries “Good Signs” based on the Pratchett novel

The YouTube portal features a trailer for the mini-series “Good Omens”, based on a novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The film tells the story of an angel and a demon who are trying to prevent a biblical apocalypse. The series starred David Tennant and Michael Sheen. The major role in bondian is not considered.

Bryansk actor Anton Shagin played in a film about the Decembrist uprising

In St. Petersburg, are filming the film “Union of Salvation”, one of the roles in which played the Bryansk actor Anton Shagin. The painting by Andrey Kravchuk tells about the uprising of the Decembrists in 1825. The tape is occupied by famous young actors.

Anton Shagin played the poet Kondraty Ryleev, Maxim Matveyev – Sergey Trubetskoy, Ivan Kolesnikov – Emperor Nicholas I. Also in the film will appear Alexander Ustyugov, Vladislav Reznik, Dmitry Palamarchuk.

The premiere is scheduled for December 26, 2019.

Danny Trejo has agreed to play the role of Koshchey the Immortal

Danny Trejo agreed to play the role of Koshchey the Immortal. This Hollywood actor said during a meeting with fans, which was held during the festival Comic Con Russia, reports Tass.

The first film festival “Glory to Russia” takes place in Vladikavkaz

The first All-Russian festival of historical and patriotic cinema “Glory to Russia” is held in Vladikavkaz. It involves 19 documentaries in the competition program and about 40 outside it.

The trailer for the third season, “Stan against the forces of evil”

A trailer for the third season of the American comedy series in the horror genre “Stan Against Evil” (“Stan Against Evil”) appeared in the network, the premiere of which will traditionally take place on Halloween.

Damon Wayans leaves Mortal Kombat after season 3

“Lethal Weapon” continues to “shake”: the seemingly series based on the cult series of militants, barely recovered after the dismissal of one of the main actors, Klein Crawford, as the second half of this tandem, Damon Wayans, announced his retirement after the current 3 seasons .


St. Petersburg Chapel will perform in Slovakia and Austria

The choir will perform the sacred music of Russian composers: Dmitry Bortnyansky, Pavel Chesnokov, Alexander Arkhangelsky, Georgy Sviridov. Another concert will take place in the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Vienna, where the orchestra of the State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg will perform.

All the music of John Lennon reissued to his birthday

The release of the complete works of John Lennon “John Lennon: Imagine: The Ultimate Collection” was released on the Geffen / UMe label on October 5, 2018, on the eve of the 78th birthday of the musician. Lennon Yoko Ono’s widow personally oversaw the remixing, remastering and drawing up of the box set.

Ice show “Romeo and Juliet” was held at the site Arena di Verona

The foreign premiere of the performance on the ice of Ilya Averbukh “Romeo and Juliet” was held on Saturday at one of the world’s leading venues – at the Arena di Verona, reports TASS correspondent from the scene.

Tom Yorke is 50 years old

In addition to working in his own team, York has repeatedly sang in collaboration with various performers such as Björk, PJ Harvey, UNKLE and others. In addition, he participated in two supergroups: VepisіFFirsiAtomsfórReas, and also wrote music for films.

Festival “National Collection”

The festival “National Collection” with the performance of music on folk instruments will be held in St. Petersburg from November 12 to 15 in a new format – with the holding of a competition of ensembles. This was reported by the festival director Inga Kutyanskaya.

Theater “At the Nikitsky Gate” will present the premiere of the musical

The plot of Pushkin’s story “The Captain’s Daughter” became the basis of the musical of the same name, the premiere of which will take place in the Moscow Theater “At Nikitsky Gates”. This was reported to TASS by the theater director, the author of the performance and the director of the performance, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Mark Rozovsky.

New Rammstein album may be released in the spring of 2019

“It looks like the new album will be released next spring,” Landers said, noting that Rammstein plans to return to the usual sound in the new sound that fans of the band could hear at concerts. The last work of famous Germans was the album “Liebe ist für alle da”, released in 2009

Kirill Nemolyaev is preparing a children’s metal album

Musician and producer Kirill Nemolyaev is preparing a new album called “Forces United – For Children”

According to Cyril, the listeners are “awaiting an exciting musical adventure through the pages of our childhood in the company of famous heroes (from Dr. Aibolit and Moidodyr to Hedgehog in the Mist and Dunno) to the accompaniment of the coolest guitar riffs and beautiful melodies.” Evgeny Egorov (“Epidemic”), Andrey Lobashev, Peter Elfimov, Sergey Sinev, Mark Boals and Goran Edman (both are vocalists from the group Yngvi Malmsteen) take part in the recording of the disc.

The cult group Laibach will perform in Moscow

The legendary industrial group will present their new concept album Also Sprach Zarathustra, based on the immortal work of Friedrich Nietzsche. It was originally written for theatrical production, but later turned into an independent musical work.


Images of the Google Pixel Slate tablet appeared on the Web

Images of the new Google Pixel Slate tablet appeared on the web. The official announcement of the device will be held on October 9 of this year. The novelty will work on the basis of the operating system Chrome OS.

Released Facebook Lite app for iOS devices

Facebook Lite for Android devices was released in 2015. Recently, there was information that the developers have prepared a version of the application, adapted for devices running iOS.

Samsung Galaxy S10 will be equipped with a second-generation neural processor

According to the information provided by the well-known Ice Univerce insider, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will acquire a neural processor of the second generation. The second-generation neural processor is being developed by the South Korean corporation Samsung, which will be equipped with a Galaxy S10 smartphone.

Intel Presents Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor October 9

It is reported that this system was created specifically for the desktop processor Core i9-9900K, as well as other similar models. At the same time, according to rumors, the company will introduce the updated Skylake-X family. Presumably, it will include processors up to 22 cores.

The new tablet Chuwi Hi10 Air will be equipped with a keyboard and fast charging

Chuwi Hi10 Air has an all-metal body and supports information input via an electronic pen. In addition, it became known that the tablet supports fast charging, so that the battery can be charged up to 100 percent in 3 hours.

Totallee announced a leather case for iPhone XS and XS Max

Totallee has introduced a line of covers for the iPhone XS and XS Max, made entirely from leather. The cost of new items will be $ 35, the manufacturer also reports the presence of covers from this material for the previous iPhone line and for the not yet released iPhone XR.

Xiaomi presents Mi Note 4 and Mi Mix 3 on October 15

Xiaomi will present the pre-flagship Mi Note 4 on October 15th. The smartphone has an advanced camera and a large display. Xiaomi Mi Note 4 equipped with a button that launches a voice assistant

Samsung’s new “Notebook Flash” may appear as early as 2019

New laptops are being developed by the South Korean company Samsung Group. The devices appear in the documentation under the code name “Notebook Flash”, and the manufacturer plans to bring them to light in 2019. Information about new devices came from a certain source.

Wikium integrated the neural interface

The user puts on a head a special hoop with encephalo-sensors that transmit data on α-, β- and γ-rhythms of the brain via Bluetooth, and in real-time monitors the most “productive” states.

The developers are confident that a person remembers these conditions and is able, if necessary, to independently increase concentration, stimulate attention, selectively memorize and reproduce information, track fatigue in time and enter a state of relaxation and meditation.

The fight began with fake news

The web decided to declare war on fake news. Facebook has already taken its measures. Now Google has launched a beta version of Fact Check Tools, which will help you verify information.

Rostelecom is preparing to test the Russian mobile OS Sailfish

Rostelecom conducted several purchases to test the Russian mobile operating system Sailfish, follows from the data on the government procurement portal. The information was confirmed to Vedomosti by a representative of the operator, Andrei Polyakov. According to him, testing will be in real conditions.

AMD will introduce a successor to the Radeon RX 570

Along the way, AMD is going to release a successor for the Radeon RX 580, which will be built on the full version of the Polaris 30 with 2304 stream processors. Here we will also see higher clock frequencies, due to which performance should increase.


Skybound to complete the final season of The Walking Dead

The creator of the project “The Walking Dead” Robert Kirkman at the New York festival Comic-Con reported on the agreements reached with Telltale. This will allow the Skybound gaming unit to complete The Walking Dead final season.

A new interesting detail will appear on Sony PlayStation 5

The manufacturer has equipped the device with a PS5 drive. And now all games will be distributed on Blu-ray disc media, having the ability to record data up to 120 gigabytes in size. PS5 sales are scheduled for the end of 2019

Square Enix announced a collection of all the games in the Kingdom Hearts series

The Japanese company announced the compilation Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far for the PlayStation 4: this compilation includes absolutely all games of the franchise, except for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3, and at the same time the publisher included the Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover prequel in the form of an animated film.

Collector’s Edition Ace Combat 7 is equipped with an airplane

On the official website of Bandai Namco you can already pre-order a collector’s edition. It costs 160-170 euros, depending on the platform (about 12,300 rubles). Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 18, 2019, and the game will get to PC on February 1.

The web published a trailer for the launch of Space Hulk: Tactics

Action turn-based tactical game takes place within the universe, called Warhammer 40,000. The game will be released in a few days. According to the promises of the creators of the game, gamers will be in the midst of a spectacular battle between aliens and humans

Authors Shadow of the Tomb Raider announced the first DLC

Square Enix introduced the first addition to The Forge action adventure Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It will be the first of seven scheduled monthly DLCs.

Lara Croft will go to the Forge of the Fallen Gods, flooded with lava, to reveal the secrets of Kuvak Yaku. Addition will add a new tomb, which players can pass on their own or in cooperative mode.

The Forge will be available to owners of PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 13. Season ticket holders will receive a supplement for free

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