A rally was held in Nazran against the border agreement with Chechnya, Interfax reports. The rally is organized by the movement “Support of Ingushetia” and “Coordination Council of Youth Organizations of the Republic.” The participants of the action told that they had applied for holding a referendum on the issue of borders.
“We have submitted an application to the Republican Electoral Commission for registration of an initiative group of 100 people, and we very much hope that the document will be considered in strict accordance with the law,” one of the Ingush opposition leaders Siraddin Sultygov told Kommersant.
Local politicians and human rights activists again reported that the mobile Internet was disconnected in Ingushetia before the rally. The head of the local branch of the Yabloko party, Ruslan Mutsolgov, wrote about this on his Facebook page.
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Banks require justification
If citizens refuse to provide the credit institution with documents explaining these transactions, their card or account may be blocked. Clients of Binbank, Tinkoff Bank and Sberbank faced this problem, the victims told Izvestia.
Sberbank said they did not know about “mass blocking of cards or customer accounts,” reports TASS.
“Sberbank has a system for protecting customers against fraud. If the operation is in doubt, the client can be contacted for confirmation, ”the message says.
As noted in the bank, if the client has confirmed the operation, it will be carried out.
“The bank must also comply with the requirements of the legislation on countering money laundering,” the statement says.
Sberbank recalled that the criteria for verifying operations are enshrined in the legislation and “household transfers between citizens are not included in the control perimeter”.
Putin presented state awards in the Kremlin
The President of Russia presented more than 40 state awards in the Catherine Hall of the Kremlin. Among those awarded are workers in industry, agriculture, health care, cultural workers, scientists, famous artists and sportsmen.
Putin signed the law on the tax regime for self-employed
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law according to which from January 1, 2019, the self-employed will pay taxes. The document is published on the official portal of legal information. The experiment is designed for ten years – it will be valid until December 2028.
Brilyov confirmed the presence of British citizenship
TV presenter, journalist, deputy director of the state-owned company Russia 1 for special information projects Sergey Brilev confirmed that he has, besides Russian citizenship, British citizenship as well as property in London.
Why investigate something that I never hid? I first have a British residence permit, and then a second citizenship – a fact that is well known to my employers. When the relevant legislation appeared, I, as expected, informed the then FMS about it. – Sergey Brilev, Russian journalist
In Kaliningrad, doused with paint monument to Kant
Vandals doused with pink paint a monument to the philosopher Immanuel Kant in the center of Kaliningrad. The bronze figure of the founder of German classical philosophy stands on Universitetskaya Street, at the entrance to one of the buildings of the Baltic Federal University, which is named after Kant.
Set fire to peer for fun
In Krasnoyarsk, at a skating rink at the Rassvet stadium, a group of teenagers at the weekend (November 24-25) set fire to one of their friends. This information appeared today, November 27, in the Krasnoyarsk public groups in social networks.
Buryatia flared up around the center for tourists for 12 million
“They will build a pavilion for budget funds, of course, in the center of the city (not in the center, not in a patsan way). There will sit two consultants who speak English and Chinese (and why not Polish, for example?). They will offer guests convenient routes and tourist maps. Another feeder for wives, nephews and mistresses. In general, sinekura for another dozen idlers, ”wrote Andrey Rinchino on Facebook.
The Ministry of Labor told about reducing the number of injuries at work
Albert Sakayev, deputy director of the Department of Occupational Health and Safety at the Ministry, said the department noted a decrease in the number of injuries and deaths at work in Russia over the past 10 years.
Parents of Russian schoolchildren are asked to ban the lessons of sex education
Social activists in the face of the parents of Russian schoolchildren appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with an open letter asking to ban sex education lessons in schools. Such lessons, they say, provoke early interest in sexuality and are dangerous for children.
Pope Francis called the thirst for consumption “mental illness”
The craving for consumption is a “mental illness,” Pope Francis said during a sermon on Monday, November 26, the press service of the Holy See reported.
16 criminal cases initiated against Roscosmos
On the facts of violations identified during inspections in the “Roskosmos”, 16 criminal cases were initiated. This was announced by the official representative of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Alexander Kurennoy, reports “Interfax”. More than 40 materials were sent by prosecutors to the investigating authorities to initiate possible criminal cases.
The Supreme Court intends to partially legalize the spy technique
The Supreme Court of Russia opposed the criminal prosecution of people for “spy gadgets” if they did not intend to use these devices as a means of encroaching on the constitutional rights of citizens.
Petersburg schoolchildren were given the task to write a letter to father to the front
Petersburger was indignant at the fact that her fourth-grader daughters were given a shocking homework in the Russian language – to imagine that her dad had gone to war, and to write a letter to her father at the front. In carrying out this task, a ten-year-old girl burst into tears.
The authorities of Yakutia have called the songs of Eljay dangerous propaganda
Scheduled for November 28, the concert of Alexey Uzenyuk in Yakutsk was canceled due to threats against the rapper. The administration of Yakutia approve this decision. The Ministry of Physical Culture and Sport in the region stressed that Aljay is known for performing songs of “antisocial content” with foul language.
“Similarly uncontrolled, open and free propaganda, contrary to a healthy lifestyle in society, especially among children and young people, can eventually lead to an irreparable blow to the moral and moral values of modern society” that with such songs the future of youth “will be in danger”.
Life will be better, life will be more fun
A third of Russians believe that life in the country will change for the better over the next five years. These data are presented in the study of the holding “Romir”. Another 41% believe that the changes should not wait.
“More than a third of Russians (35%) believe that the life of Russian society will change for the better in the next five years, and 7% of them said this with absolute certainty. There are fewer supporters of pessimistic views – an order of magnitude – 24%, ”the RIA Novosti poll shows.
According to the study, Russians in the age from 18 to 24 years (40%) believe more often in positive changes.
“Among Russians over 60, only one in four (25%) believes in positive change,” they say in Romir.
Google employees urged not to launch a search engine with censorship in China
In August, it became known that Google is planning to launch a project to create a censored version of a search engine called Dragonfly in the People’s Republic of China. It is assumed that Chinese Google will block sites and search queries according to the policies of local authorities.
In the Arctic, offered to open a visa center
The opening of a visa center in one of the arctic regions of the country will attract foreign tourists to the Russian North and “pull away” the flow of tourists from Norway and Greenland. This opinion was expressed at the meeting of the working group on the promotion of tourism in the Arctic during the “Accessible Arctic” forum in Vorkuta.
Competition for “Aeroexpress” to “Pulkovo” again extended
The terms of the competition for the concession for the creation and use of the railway line to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport can be extended for another two months. This was announced on November 27 by the Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin, Interfax reports.
The development strategy of domestic resorts and resorts has been approved.
“The goal of the strategy is to increase the availability of sanatorium-resort treatment, the development of therapeutic and recreational areas and resorts, the material and technical base of sanatorium-resort organizations, and health tourism,” the Russian government’s press service said.
The Central Bank has issued a kilogram silver coin
A commemorative silver coin weighing 1 kilogram was issued by the Central Bank. This was reported in the press release of the regulator. It is dedicated to the participants of the final stage of the all-Russian vote on the choice of symbols for banknotes in denominations of 200 and 2000 rubles.
Sverdlovsk region will allocate two billion rubles for road repairs
The budget of the Sverdlovsk region from the federal treasury in the framework of the national project “Safe and high-quality roads” will receive almost 2 billion rubles. This money will be directed to the repair and improvement of the streets of Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil and the regional road network.
Ministry of Finance places bonds in euro for the first time in five years
The Ministry of Finance has opened a book of applications for the placement of euro-denominated Eurobonds, two sources in the financial market told RBC. The previous time Eurobonds in Euro Russia placed five years ago. Eurobonds are placed for a period of seven years with an expected yield of 3% per annum
Ministry of Economic Development has appointed a new director of the Cadastral Chamber
Parviz Tukhtasunov became the director of the Cadastral Chamber of Rosreestr, this was reported in a press release from the department received by RBC. According to the order of the Ministry of Economic Development, Tukhtasunov will be responsible for the development of all the state services of the Federal Register of Services in the Network.
Rosneft resumed selling fuel on the exchange
On November 15 and 16, Rosneft completely stopped supplying fuel through the exchange, bidders said. From November 19, the state-owned company resumed trading through the stock exchange, but made only targeted transactions. From November 27, the company has resumed free sale, the Vedomosti interlocutors say.
China’s foreign exchange reserves decreased by $ 34 billion over the month
The volume of foreign exchange reserves of China decreased in October 2018 and amounted to $ 3.053 trillion. Thus, during the reporting month, the country’s foreign exchange reserves decreased by approximately $ 33.9 billion, according to Finam.
The volume of Russia’s international reserves for the period from 9 to 16 November 2018 decreased, according to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, by $ 2.2 billion – from $ 461.5 billion to $ 459.3 billion.
The national debt of Ukraine fell by $ 350 million in October
Today, November 27, 2018, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine reported that in October of this year, the country’s total public debt decreased by 0.5% or $ 350 million and amounted to $ 74.32 billion on November 1. In national currency, the national debt amounted to 2 trillion 93.08 billion hryvnia.
The Russian economy has fallen into a “stagnant pit”
The Russian economy has fallen into a “serious stagnant pit,” the head of the Accounts Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, is confident. Even the price of oil that has risen after the crisis does not help to grow. The President of the Russian Federation has previously set the task to reach growth rates above average.
In general, we have been living for the last 10 years with a growth rate of 1%. In general, I want to say that after the Second World War, we have such a long period in the history of Russia that we live more than 10 years with such a growth rate – 1% – no. We, in general, have fallen into such a serious stagnant pit. – Alexey Kudrin, Russian politician
Ministry of Transport asked not to raise VAT on domestic flights
Airlines may lose hundreds of millions of passengers, and the budget – more than 100 billion rubles. due to the increase in VAT on domestic air travel through Moscow, said Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich in a letter to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, said Vedomosti
The revenue of Sistema in the third quarter increased by 13.6%
The consolidated revenue of Sistema according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Q3 2018 increased by 13.6% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 204.6 billion rubles, taking into account the application of new standards.
Nasdaq will launch cryptocurrency futures
The American stock exchange Nasdaq, which is one of the largest in the world, is preparing to launch Bitcoin futures in the first quarter of 2019, Bloomberg writes, citing its own sources. The company believes that the new product will be in demand among investors, despite the decline in the cost of cryptocurrency in 2018.
The Ministry of Energy announced the potential to produce 100 million tons of LNG
Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said that the LNG production potential of Russia will be about 100 million tons by 2035, the RBC correspondent reports. According to experts, by 2035 oil production will amount to 123 million tons in the baseline scenario and 143 million tons in the optimistic scenario. Gas production is expected to reach 593.3 billion cubic meters. m in the baseline scenario and 673 billion cubic meters. m – optimistic.
United Technologies will split into three companies
One of the largest financial and industrial corporations in the United States, United Technologies (UTC), has decided to divide the business into three independent companies, UTC said in a statement.
500 million rubles for relocation in front of the Universiade
About 500 million rubles were allocated to the Krasnoyarsk Territory from the federal budget for the relocation of emergency housing before the Universiade in 2019, the press service of the Regional Ministry of Construction reports.
Kaspersky Lab has suspended plans to open offices in the US
Russian Kaspersky Lab antivirus software development company has suspended plans to open an office in the American cities of Chicago and Los Angeles, said Alexander Moiseyev, director of business development for the company.
In Kursk in the current year loans of fifty billion rubles have been issued
During the first three quarters of 2018, the Kursk branches of credit and financial institutions issued borrowed funds totaling fifty billion rubles. This figure is higher than one third compared to the same last year.
The volume of mortgage issuance in Russia grew by 40%
The volume of mortgage loans in October increased by 40% compared to the same period in 2017. This was reported in a press release by analysts of the state company DOM.
Petersburg will spend 4 billion rubles on the system “Smart City”
In the next five years in St. Petersburg they will spend about 4 billion rubles on the implementation of the “Smart City” system. The allocation of an impressive amount became known during the plenary discussion at the I International Forum of the Transport Infrastructure of St. Petersburg, which opened on November 27 at the Lenexpo site. Experts discussed prospects and goals for the development of a regional road network until 2024
Hackers have learned to legalize stolen money through the courts
One more scheme of withdrawing funds with the help of executive sheets was told by the interlocutors of the Kommersant newspaper. This time, the hackers learned how to use court decisions to launder funds, and they use real enforcement orders, receiving a completely legal scheme.
France to close 14 nuclear power plants by 2035
French President Emmanuel Macron said that the country will actively switch to green energy and completely abandon coal-fired power plants. By the 2022nd year, plans to completely abandon the use of coal for the production of electricity.
Brazilian Petrobras increased hydrocarbon production by 8% in October
The Brazilian state oil and gas giant Petrobras in October increased hydrocarbon production by 8% thanks to the launch of production on the P-69 platform of the Lula field, the company said
Production of Mechel in 2018 is expected to be 2-5% lower than a year earlier
Coal mining “Mechel” in 2018 will be 19.5-20 million tons, said the head of the company Oleg Korzhov during a conference call for investors. This is below the level of last year (20.6 million tons), as well as the previously announced forecast for the current year of 23.3 million tons.
3.6 times more money will be allocated for gasification of the Kirov region
After today’s working meeting, Alexey Miller said that the financing of the regional gasification program in 2019 will grow 3.6 times compared with the current year, that is, from 235 million rubles to 850 million.
Venezuela rejects BP’s plan to buy Total SA in gas project
BP PLC’s offer to acquire Total SA’s 49% stake in the Venezuela’s gas project was rejected by the country’s oil ministry. The remaining 51% in the project belong to Equinor ASA.
The subsidiary of Gazprom Neft for the first time introduced a “multi-story” well
Gazpromneft-Orenburg announced the launch of a high-tech well. This well was built for the first time by the technology of “multi-storey” drilling. It has several branches from the main trunk.
Newmont brings the Subika project to industrial level in Ghana
American Newmont Mining, the world’s second largest gold producer, entered industrial volumes at the Subika underground project in Ghana, which is a project to expand the existing Ahafo field, the company said.
Railways is counting on an increase in the cargo base at BAM
The East-Siberian Railway plans to increase the cargo base on the Baikal-Amur Mainline by transporting liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) from art. Lena-Vostochnaya (Ust-Kut). This will be possible due to the expansion of production of the Irkutsk Oil Company (INC).
National Bank of Ukraine called the “daughter” of VTB insolvent
The Ukrainian branch of the Russian bank VTB was declared insolvent by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), reported on November 27 to UNIAN. According to the report, on November 28, the NBU plans to introduce a temporary administration in the bank management.
The media learned about plans to attract Ozon.ru $ 200 million investment
Online retailer Ozon.ru plans to attract several hundred million dollars of investment, a source in the investment community told Kommersant. This information was confirmed by a source close to the shareholders of the company. According to him, it is planned to raise more than $ 200 million.
The share of counterfeit in dairy products of Russia
The share of counterfeit products on the Russian dairy market reaches 20%, the Rosselkhoznadzor said. “According to our research, we are working on a risk-based approach, up to 20% are many examples of counterfeit – and 18%, and 19%, and 20%. And it depends on a number of circumstances, ”said Sergey Dankvert within the framework of the V International Agricultural Dairy Forum (quoted by RIA Novosti)
“Rosgeologiya” will master more than 700 million to update the tech park
For the period until 2020, the Russian government plans to allocate to Rosgeology an amount in the range of 717 million rubles. The correspondent of the publication “Ecology of the Regions” with reference to the Cabinet of Ministers reports that the funds are planned to be sent to update the technical park of the department.
The share of non-residents in the public debt market fell to 25%
The decline in October was 0.8%. The regulator notes that in nominal terms over the specified period, non-resident investments in the Russian state debt decreased to 1.807 trillion rubles from 1.853 trillion rubles.
Mechel refinances $ 1 billion pre-export loan
The Russian mining company Mechel reported on refinancing a $ 1 billion pre-export loan, said Oleg Korzhov, the company’s general director.
Will tell when will see fit
President Vladimir Putin will talk about his attitude to the incident with the Ukrainian ships in the near future, when he sees fit. From the very beginning, the head of state received all the information about what was happening. For him, this provocation is a serious matter, and he will give an explanation when the time comes.
To underestimate the significance and danger of such provocations would be wrong. For the president, this is a very serious question. He received information from the very beginning. When the time comes, the president will give all the necessary explanations. Including he will be in Argentina to communicate with the media. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman
Trump may cancel meeting with Putin at G20
US President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Washington Post that he could cancel a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina because of an incident in the Kerch Strait, during which Ukrainian naval ships were detained for violating the Russian border.
Maybe we will not hold a meeting. We may not even hold a meeting at all … I do not like this aggression. I do not like aggression at all. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
Trump spoke about the call to Riyadh to lower oil prices
In an interview with The Washington Post, US President Donald Trump spoke about his call to Riyadh and talking about lowering world oil prices.
Russia does not recognize the decision of the arbitration in favor of Oschadbank
The Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation stated that the Russian authorities did not recognize the decisions of the international arbitration court in Paris on the claim of the Ukrainian Oschadbank and did not intend to pay compensation for the annexation of the Crimea. About this with reference to the press service of the department wrote “Interfax”.
12 Ukrainian sailors arrested in Crimea
The election of a measure of restraint to the remaining twelve detained sailors of the Ukrainian Navy is expected on Wednesday. On November 25, the border department of the Federal Security Service of Russia detained three ships of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait area – the boats Berdyansk and Nikopol, as well as the tug Yana Kapu.
Alibaba head has become a member of the Chinese Communist Party
A total of “selected 100 leaders recommended to join the party.” Among them – the founder and head of one of the largest companies in China in the field of online trading Alibaba Jack Ma, as well as the head of China’s largest telecommunications company Tencent Ma Huaten.
German Foreign Ministry reported on Europe’s interest in maintaining the INF.
European countries are interested in Russia and the United States continuing to comply with the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF). This was stated by German Foreign Minister Heiko Meuse during a speech at the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum.
Erdogan attributed the victory of the Islamic State terrorists to Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the defeat of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (IG, banned in the Russian Federation) was possible thanks to the actions of Ankara, and other opponents of armed groups, he said, “no fight against him.”
China has threatened the US to respond toughly to the increase in duties
Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced his desire to increase duties on goods from China from January 1, 2019.
“China is interested in resolving such tensions through equal negotiations,” said Shuang.
Hashkaji killed after refusing to return to Riyadh
The head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, said that Saudi journalist Jamal Hashukji was murdered to the music. He said this in an interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Former head of the Polish Financial Supervision Commission arrested
In Poland, the former chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission Marek Hzhanovsky was arrested on suspicion of corruption. According to the representative of the anti-corruption bureau of the police Themistokles Brodovsky, charges of corruption to the ex-official will be brought to the prosecutor’s office in Krakow.
The Kremlin will close for visitors because of the teachings
The Federal Security Service (FSO) will conduct special tactical exercises in the Kremlin area and in the surrounding area with the participation of aircraft technicians. The event is scheduled for Friday, November 30th.
“The events will cover a significant part of the territory of the Moscow Kremlin, some of the introductory will be implemented in Red Square, Alexander Garden and Borovitskaya Square”, – quotes the message service TASS.
In the US, six Russians were accused of online fraud
The US government in absentia charged with fraud on the Internet six citizens of the Russian Federation and two citizens of Kazakhstan. This is stated in a statement issued Tuesday by the prosecutor’s office of the Eastern District of New York
Russia and Argentina will sign an agreement on fisheries
Russia and Argentina will sign a number of agreements during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Buenos Aires, including an agreement on cooperation in fisheries, the Russian Ambassador to Argentina Dmitry Feoktistov told reporters.
The State Department called on Europe to carefully implement sanctions against Russia
European countries should make their sanctions imposed against Russia because of the situation around Ukraine more effective, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said
Venezuela hit four planes of drug dealers from Colombia
In Venezuela, four planes of drug traffickers from Colombia were shot down in half a month. This was announced on Tuesday, November 27, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Nicolas Maduro
The media learned about the new proposal passed to Trump Kim Jong-un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a message to US President Donald Trump offered to allow international observers to visit North Korean nuclear facilities, reports Yonhap with reference to a high-ranking diplomatic source.
Tunisians protest against the visit of the Prince of Saudi Arabia
Residents of Tunisia took to the streets in protest against the visit to the country of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, November 27, Anadolu.
Kosovo is ready to reach an agreement with Serbia
Presidential adviser on national security, John Bolton, said that after meeting with the head of the unrecognized state of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, both sides concluded that it was necessary to conclude an agreement between Pristina and Belgrade.
Hungary refused to extradite two Russians to the USA
Hungary denied the US extradition of two Russian citizens whom Washington suspects of arms trafficking. This is reported on the State Department website. We are talking about Vladimir Lyubishin senior and Vladimir Lyubishin junior.
US Secretary of State will discuss the situation on the border with the Mexican Foreign Minister
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to discuss the situation on the US-Mexican border with Foreign Minister of Mexico Luis Wiedegaray Caso, who arrived in Washington, reports Reuters.
ARMY and WEAPONS
Competition “Marine landing” will be held in the Kaliningrad region in 2019
At the training ground of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Federation in the Kaliningrad region in 2019 within the framework of the International Army Games a competition “Marine landing” will be held. This was reported on November 27 by the press service of the Baltic Fleet of Russia.
Rostec has developed an engine for the new Mi-28NM helicopter
The press service of the company said that the development of the engine has already been completed. It is designed for the latest Russian attack helicopter Mi-28NM “Night Hunter”, RIA Novosti reports.
Japan plans to purchase 100 F-35 fighter jets from the USA
The Japanese government is considering buying from the United States a hundred additional fifth-generation F-35A fighter-bomber aircraft. On Tuesday, November 27, it is reported in the newspaper Nikkei
The drone built into the Smerch has been tested
The press service of the concern “Tehmash” stated that work on the creation and testing of the UAV launched in the projectile of the Smerch multiple rocket launcher is in the final stage.
KFOR exercises started in Kosovo ahead of schedule
Earlier in the territory of the province of Kosovo, the exercises of the international mission of NATO – KFOR started. This was stated by a spokesman for the mission of Vincenzo Grazo, reported on 27 November, Tanjug. The start of the exercise was scheduled for the coming days, but the mission stated that they had started early.
Turkish attack helicopters will be presented at the exhibition in Karachi
According to the TUSAŞ press service, at the exhibition the company’s products will be presented by Atak and T625 helicopters, Anka drone, Hürkuş training aircraft and Türksat 6A satellite. Recall, TUSAŞ has been actively cooperating with Pakistan for many years.
The detained ship of the Ukrainian Navy received a hole
A photo of the Berdyansk armored boat of the Ukrainian Navy appeared in the web. A shot from a small-caliber projectile in the conning tower of the ship hit the shot.
US military tested autonomous group of drones
American scientists conducted successful tests of unmanned aerial vehicles that can continue to perform combat missions after losing communication with the command and control center. According to Western media, the tests were conducted in closed mode on the territory of the Yume site in Arizona (USA).
US will establish observation points in northeastern Syria
The United States will establish observation points in northeastern Syria near the border with Turkey, coalition spokesman Colonel Shaun Ryan told reporters at a press briefing.
FSB released documents seized from Ukrainian sailors
The document sets the task for the senior group of ships to transfer from Odessa to Berdyansk in “secretive order”. According to the statement of the FSB, the main attention of the Ukrainian military was aimed at ensuring a covert approach to the Kerch-Yenikalsky Canal, as well as passing through it.
Pacific Fleet ships visiting Singapore
Several naval vessels of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) arrived at the Singapore naval base at once.
The first military transport aircraft Il-112V transferred to flight tests
The procedure for the transfer of the first military transport aircraft Il-112B took place on Tuesday at the Voronezh Aviation Plant (PJSC “VASO”). It is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Division of Transport Aviation UAC
The United States will supply Egypt with a batch of Apache helicopters
Ten American upgraded AH-64E Apache attack helicopters will be sold to Egypt, the Pentagon’s defense cooperation and security administration said. The amount of the transaction – one billion dollars
The United States appointed a curator for the Defense Ministry and the General Staff of Ukraine
On his Facebook page, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced that Keith Dayton, a strategic adviser on the part of the United States of America, had taken office. In addition, he reported on a meeting with US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES
Scientists obtained quantum gas condensates from a mixture of two types of atoms
Scientists from Austria obtained condensates of quantum gases consisting simultaneously of two different types of atoms. This was reported in the journal Physics. Scientists put erbium and dysprosium isotope mixtures into an optical trap and cooled it with a laser
Mitochondrial DNA can be inherited from the father
In the treatment of a four-year-old boy, American doctors have proven that DNA contained within mitochondria can be transferred from the father. Previously, scientists believed that it was almost impossible, since there are thousands of times more mitochondrial DNA in the egg than in the spermatozoon.
Physicists could not explain the energy inefficiency of kinesin
Japanese physicists measured with the help of optical tweezers how much of the ATP energy is spent on the movement of the “walking protein” kinesin and heating the environment. It turned out that “useful work” is less than 20 percent of the chemical energy of ATP
Scientists videotaped the whaling trick
Canadian biologists have described the hunting tactics of humpback whales: rising to the surface of the ocean at the places of prey of birds of prey for fish, these mammals open the mouth, thus imitating a small body of water.
The DNA of the mysterious “Siberian Unicorn” was analyzed for the first time.
Until now, very little was known about the mysterious animals of the Elasmotherium sibiricum species living in Eurasia. Only a few fragmented bones were restored: thanks to them, scientists established the size of an ancient rhinoceros – the beast was very large and weighed about 3.5 tons (about the same weight, for example, female African elephants weigh).
In a new study, experts were able to analyze the DNA of an ancient animal. The results surprised researchers: they dated Elasmotherium sibiricum to a time when, as was previously supposed, these animals became extinct; the latest established dating is from 35 to 36 thousand years. By this time, people have already begun to populate the steppe regions of today’s Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and northern China.
Scientists have proposed to “darken” the sun because of global warming
Scientists from Harvard and Yale universities have proposed to “darken” the sun a bit to combat global warming. According to Stern, it is about spraying chemicals in the stratosphere to mitigate solar radiation on Earth.
Scientists have created heart cells for drug testing.
The staff of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology together with colleagues from the Institute of Cytology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created a special culture of heart cells for rapid assessment of the safety of drugs.
Millions of houses in Chinese Xinjiang withstand severe earthquakes
Millions of earthquake-resistant homes were built in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China in the north-west of the country, which have already withstood 30 earthquakes of magnitude 5 and above over the past seven years, the China Daily reported on November 27.
Artificial intelligence is not ready for deployment into aircraft systems.
Artificial intelligence in the near future can not be built into the on-board equipment of passenger aircraft. This conclusion, according to Aviation Week, came to experts from the French Aerospace Research Center (ONERA) and Thales.
In Krasnoyarsk, scientists have created luminous yeast
Krasnoyarsk scientists have figured out why mushrooms are glowing, and created glowing yeast. Future research may help treat cancer. The development belongs to scientists from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as to their foreign colleagues.
Scientists found wasps transforming spiders into zombies
The wasps lay eggs on the spider’s body, and the larvae that hatch from them begin to control the behavior of the arthropods. Scientists have discovered this parasite by chance while studying the behavior of spiders. They drew attention to the strange behavior of some arthropods.
Created a trap for moving physical objects with light
It turns out that the basic principles of the movement of small objects (cells, molecules and other micro-size particles) with the help of light rays were formulated as early as 1970, but only recently installations have been created that have even more functionality.
Scientists have deciphered the mechanisms of memorization and forgetting.
Scientists from Scripps Research in the United States discovered a physiological mechanism by which memories are formed and then forgotten. The results of this study are published in the scientific journal Cell Reports.
“We believe that this system is set to remove memories that are not important and are not necessarily intended to be stored for a long time,” according to the authors of the study. – It is quite reasonable from the point of view of physiology that the same neuron is involved in all this. During the study, we showed how this all happens. “
In England, found a mass grave of women
The cemetery was found in the county of Lincolnshire (England), located off the coast of the North Sea. Experts found 20 burials, while in the graves, most of which belonged to women, were found artifacts used in ritual ceremonies.
Muscovites in December will be able to see two starfalls
Muscovites will be able to observe the peaks of two meteor showers at once in December. On the night of December 14, the Geminids will have a maximum of the stargazing, and on the night of December 22 – Ursida, according to the website of the city mayor’s office. It is noted that the Geminida starfall will be one of the largest and most spectacular in the past year.
“Federation” waiting for the next revision
The current tests of the Federation spacecraft have shown that there is a need to continue to adjust its design. In the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. Zhukovsky is working to improve the design of the ship “Federation”.
A serious defect was found at the Vostochny cosmodrome
At the launch facility of the Soyuz-2 rocket of the Vostochny cosmodrome, critical inconsistencies of design documentation and massive violations of the completed construction work were revealed.
GMV is testing space maintenance robots
The third, FACILITATORS, is responsible for executing orbital and planetary scenarios, including the diagnosis of all systems and the conduct of field trials. In September, preparatory work on all three blocks was completed, and field trials began.
The dying sun “poured” the Earth with nanodiamonds, say scientists
The Earth and other planets of the Solar System will be literally “bombarded” with huge heaps of sand, nano-diamonds and corundum, which the star will generate in the last moments of its life, astronomers say in an article published in the journal MNRAS.
Astronomer discovered new globular clusters in the Milky Way
The specialist gave the clusters the designations Camargo 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105 and 1106. According to the available information, the age of the clusters is 12.5-13.5 billion years. Camargo also determined that they appeared in the early stages of the formation of the Milky Way.
NASA told when the US will return to the moon
The head of NASA, Jim Brydenstein, on his twitter said that the United States would soon return to the moon, and he promised that it would happen “sooner than you think.”
Russia and China will begin joint preparation of flights to Mars
In the near future, Russia and China will begin to conduct joint research of spacecraft for landing on Mars.
Historical Museum invites citizens to an inclusive festival
The Accessible History Festival will be held at the Historical Museum from December 1 to December 8. For visitors, they organize excursions, performances, cooking classes, weaving classes, wool felting, wax modeling, and drawing in various techniques.
The first trailer of fantasy thriller “Artemis Fowl”
Disney has released a teaser trailer for Artemis Fowl, a film adaptation of the popular fantasy novel of the Irish writer Jon Kolfer. The plot tells about a brilliant teenager criminal who learns about the existence of the underworld, inhabited by magical creatures.
Gotham Awards 2018: Rider Recognized as Film of the Year
This year, the best film of the year was Chloe Zhao’s drama “Rider”, which tells about a young horse trainer, whose career in the rodeo was crossed out by a severe head injury. The hero returns to his native Indian reservation and tries to regain a purpose in life.
The trailer for the series “I Am Night” with Chris Pine
At a very young age, the fauna remained in the care of a black cleaner. After 20 years, the girl decides to find his real mother. Fauna sees in a woman a key to the past, where warm memories and hopes are hidden. But instead, she is caught up in a strange conspiracy, where there are forces that for many years have hidden the story of a girl.
Chris Pine played the role of Jay Singletari in the six-part project, who with the help of Fauna is trying to solve the mysterious murder. TNT channel will release the series “I – night” January 28, 2019.
Zanussi and Vodolazkin will perform at the New Year Book Fair
Petersburg writer Yevgeny Vodolazkin and Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi will talk about the modern perception of texts and video images. This open dialogue between two world-famous cultural figures will take place on December 15, 2018, the press service of the salon reported.
Historical Museum invites citizens to an inclusive festival
The Accessible History Festival will be held at the Historical Museum from December 1 to December 8. For visitors, they organize excursions, performances, cooking classes, weaving classes, wool felting, wax modeling, and drawing in various techniques.
Gala concert “High Art – High Technology” was held in the suburbs of Cairo
The performance of the Bolshoi Theater and Mariinsky soloists was organized by the Russian corporation Rosatom, which is building the first nuclear power plant in Egypt on the Mediterranean coast.
Presentation of the “Star of Theater” award will be held on December 3 at the Vakhtangov Theater
This is the only Russian award in the field of theatrical art, which has the status of an independent audience award. Its laureates in 16 nominations by Internet voting are determined by a multi-thousand audience.
In 2018, at the request of the audience, the nomination “The Best Theatrical Project” was introduced, said Valery Yakov, editor-in-chief of Teatral magazine, President of the Star of the Theater Award, in an interview with Radio Culture. The only nomination whose winners are determined without a spectator vote, but only by an editorial board magazine “Theater” – “Legend of the scene.”
In 2018, in this nomination, Yulia Borisova and Stanislav Lyubshin will be awarded.
At the London auction ended “Russian bidding”
The picture of Konstantin Makovsky “The game of hide and seek” went under the hammer on the London Stock Exchange Sotheby’s for 5.5 million dollars.
An opera singer broke his mouth during a performance at the Yekaterinburg Theater
Opera singer from Bashkortostan Ilgam Valiev injured his face during the play “Carmen” on the stage of the Yekaterinburg Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. He said that he was injured during a staging brawl, despite the fact that the professional team rehearsed all the scenes to automatism.
Based on the works of Roald Dahl, the animated series will be filmed
Netflix with The Roald Dahl Story Company will shoot an animated series based on the works of Roald Dahl. British writer Roald Dahl is widely known for books for children with a bit of black humor.
The spectacular trailer of the military drama “Save Leningrad”
The YouTube channel of Universal Pictures Russia published in places a little sweetened and lurid, but diligent, entertaining, spectacular trailer for the large-scale Russian military drama “To Save Leningrad”. The picture is based on real history and events that marked the beginning of the famous “Road of Life”.
Unknown interview with Kurt Cobain published
Roberto Lorusso, a member of the Dead City Beat group, published an unpublished interview with Nirvana group leader Kurt Cobain. Audio recording was made in 1991 in Canada.
According to Lorusso, he did not publish the record before, because he considered it “shameful.” He interviewed, as a student, for university radio. Lorusso and Cobain at a ten-minute audio recording discussed the issues of censorship in music, the increasing success of the group Nirvana, and after that for some reason turned to the topic of rap. According to Cobain, white rap artists are nonsense. According to Lorusso, the interview was unsuccessful, because he had not worked through the questions beforehand, and had not fully studied the topic of discussion. In addition, he noted that Cobain did not like the heightened interest in his group.
Announced the best children’s books of all time
The Independent publication provided a list of the 30 best children’s books of all time. The list opens with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, which experts call the most powerful and unusual example of children’s literature.
It also includes Andersen’s fairy tales and the Grimm fairy tales published in the 19th century, Peter Mat by James Matthew Barry, The Chronicles of Narnia by Clive Lewis, The Hobbit, or There and Back by Tolkien, a series of books about the adventures of Harry Potter Joan Rowling, “How to Train Your Dragon” Cressida Cowell.
TRANSPORT and CARS
Mercedes-Benz drones will be able to “communicate” with pedestrians
The company Mercedes-Benz introduced a prototype of an unmanned vehicle capable of “talking” with pedestrians. Following the results of his research, the German automaker found that for the safety of people and cars on the roads, pedestrians should understand what an unmanned vehicle is going to do
Fully disclosed the appearance of a giant crossover Hyundai
At the disposal of the Chinese edition of Autohome were spy photos of the new Hyundai flagship crossover company – Palisade, in which the car was captured without camouflage. The premiere of the model will be held November 28 at the motor show in Los Angeles.
Crossover Fiat 500X for the United States distinguished from the European engine
The company has declassified the updated Fiat 500X SUV at the end of the summer, but now, before the opening of the international auto show in Los Angeles, the developers have released a version for North America. In particular, there is another power unit installed. If in Europe a new gasoline turbotrake 1.3 FireFly produces 150 hp, 270 N / m, then in the USA its more powerful version is presented – at 179 hp. and 285 N / m.
The updated SUV will enter the US market in the spring of 2019 in three versions (Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus) at a price of $ 25,785 (1.72 million rubles).
Ford Explorer 2020 model year brought to the tests
The American concern brought to tests a prototype version of the Ford Explorer crossover, which they plan to launch in the series in 2020. Photospies noticed this novelty during the next test drive.
“Zhiguli” with a regular “automatic”
Belarus sells the rarest “VAZ-2105” with a regular “automatic”. The considered copy of the VAZ-2105 was released in 1986. At the moment, the car is in Bobruisk and has a mileage of 115,000 kilometers. The current owner estimates this rare car at one and a half thousand dollars.
Ferrari has made an exclusive sports car for a personal client.
In Maranello presented a unique spider Ferrari SP3JC. While about the car almost nothing is known. According to preliminary information, the car was built on the order of businessman John Collins.
The construction of the supercar was done by the Special Projects division, it was made in just one instance. Judging by the pictures, the car received items from the Ferrari 812 Superfast and F12berlinetta models.
Electrocar Audi e-tron GT show in Los Angeles
Public display of the car is scheduled for November 28th. The electric car Audi e-tron GT will serve as a prototype for the commercial electric car, which should appear on sale in 2020. The car is based on the PPE chassis, on which the Porsche Taycan is built.
New version of Toyota Sienta released
Japanese car brand Toyota has released a new modification of the popular model Toyota Sienta. The most significant update was that customers will be offered to purchase a car in the version with a five-seater cabin. This novelty was named Funbase
The famous Clarkson and his show will return to Mongolia
Amazon Prime allocated $ 260 million to 36 releases. On April 8, 2016, a short trailer appeared where Clarkson, Hammond and May tried to come up with a name for their new show, the video ended with # TheStillVeryMuchUntitledClarksonHammondMayAmazonPrime hashtag.
SNAM and Volkswagen will develop networks of gas stations for vehicles on compressed gas
The largest supplier of natural gas, the production company SNAM and the automobile concern Volkswagen signed a contract. According to the contract, the companies will work together to create a network of gas stations, where it will be possible to refuel with compressed gas fuel.
Nissan Leaf premiere postponed due to the situation around Carlos Gon
Nissan planned to present a new Leaf with a 60 kWh battery, but decided to do with a presentation. This is due to the fact that Nissan fears that the situation with Carlos Ghosn would overshadow an important presentation in the media.
Chinese Transformer: long-range Ford turned into a JMC
Almost all the Koch industrialists’ family came to Turkey for awarding the Truck of the Year prize to Turkey – they own 50% in the Ford Otosan joint venture, which manufactures these trucks.
The Audi A3 family can be extended with a liftback
The German model Audi A3 can get another modification – 5-door liftback. About this foreign specialized publications became known a couple of hours ago.