5 Sep, 2018

It’s time to change the laws on personal data

Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications Alexei Volin said that the current legislation on personal data does not allow the development of useful areas of activity, Tass reports.

“In the near future, we will generally need to review what is included and what is meant by personal data. Because the modern regulator in the field of personal data, in principle, makes impossible a huge number of very useful and necessary areas of activity. By the way, including journalism, because today you can not photograph a person without his consent, “the deputy minister explained.

And he added that, since modern legislative regulation makes it impossible for photographs to appear in the gold fund of world journalism, it is necessary to change the regulatory and legal approach.

As an example, Wolin called the ban on the publication in social networks of a well-known documentary photo of Nick Utah “Napalm in Vietnam”, which depicts a running nine-year-old girl without clothes (all of her things caught fire, they had to be reset).

Russian authorities warned Google

On Tuesday, September 4, it became known that the Central Election Commission, the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Federal Agency for Emergency Situations sent official letters to Google with the request not to interfere in the elections in Russia.

The documents say that the dissemination of any information related to calls for shares on the voting day will be regarded as an attempt to thwart the conduct of Russian elections.

Google has not yet reacted to the warnings of the commission and departments. However, the journalists in the company were told that the received letters were accepted for consideration

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BREXIT without agreement

A senior UK official serving in the ministry for the country’s exit from the European Union, said about the possibility of disengagement without an agreement with Brussels, reports Reuters on September 4.

“We have plans, they are at the stage of detail, we constantly work on them and supplement them,” said Philip Recruft, the permanent secretary of the UK exit department of the EU.

Russian media are being expelled from Ukraine

The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) should stop the work of Russian media in Ukraine, including them in the sanctions lists. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs Anna Hopko

“The NSDC must analyze and stop the activity of all Moscow mouthpieces in Ukraine, making them on the sanctions list,” she wrote on Facebook.

Japan expressed protest to Moscow because of the memorable events in the Kuriles

Japan expressed Russia’s protest through diplomatic channels in connection with the events marking the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Southern Kuriles. This is the general secretary of the government Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference.

The Supreme Court of Greece decided to extradite Vinnik of Russia

The Supreme Court of Greece decided to extradite Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik to Russia on the second request of the Prosecutor General’s Office. As reported by RIA Novosti, the request of the French side will also be considered.

The Russian was detained in Greece on July 25, 2017 at the request of the American authorities. He is accused of laundering up to $ 4 billion with the help of a crypto exchange.

The issue of deployment of NATO military bases in Ukraine

On September 3, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on amendments to the constitution. In the main law of the country it is proposed to consolidate the aspiration of Ukraine to join the European Union and NATO.

At the same time, the Rada did not exclude the possibility of discussing the deployment of the military bases of the alliance instead of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, the basis of which is enshrined in the constitution of Ukraine.

“This is a very cool question … The wording that you see, filed by the president, it concerns only one base, and there it is clearly spelled out. And the second moment – before our entry into NATO and before our accession to the EU we will change the constitution, “Klimkin said on Monday on ICTV.

Russia will continue to supply the US rocket engines

America will buy from Russia four additional rocket engines. According to Kommersant, Energomash and Orbital ATK signed a contract for three years. Engines RD-181 will buy for American carrier rockets such as “Antares”

Hailey accused Russia and China of interfering with the denuclearization of the DPRK

US permanent representative to the UN Nikki Haley said that Russia and China allegedly interfere with the solution of the nuclear problem of North Korea. According to her, Moscow and Beijing create problems in the work of the Committee of 1718 (on the observance of sanctions against Pyongyang).

The countries of America called on the Venezuelan authorities to accept international assistance

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a declaration signed by 11 countries of the Americas with an appeal to the Venezuelan authorities to accept international assistance for resolving the humanitarian crisis

Lavrov said that the US is manipulating the dollar

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Channel One said that the US “manipulates the dollar as they want.” According to him, many countries for decades hoped that the United States would “faithfully fulfill” its duties as the issuer of the world’s main reserve currency, the dollar.

Immediately stops servicing any banking operations in dollars, not only the country that they want to punish, but also all those who have some kind of relationship with it in one way or another. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia

The US hopes for a peaceful settlement of the situation around Idlib

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington hopes for a settlement of the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib by diplomatic means. A transcript of the relevant conversation between Pompeo and journalists was published on the website of the US State Department.

Trump and Moon Zhe Ying discussed the dialogue with the DPRK

President of the United States Donald Trump discussed with South Korean leader Mun Zhe Ying the prospects for a dialogue with the DPRK, reports the “Yonhap.” It is specified that during the telephone conversation the leaders discussed the development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the negotiations on denuclearization

Lavrov called the Norman format “blasphemy” after the death of the head of the People’s Democratic Republic

The minister stressed that Russia does not abandon the “Norman format,” but it is inappropriate to collect it, especially when neither Berlin nor Paris expressed their condemnation of the murder of the head of the People’s Democratic Republic of Belarus, Alexander Zakharchenko, Tass writes.

In broader terms, neither Berlin nor Paris can influence the Ukrainian president Poroshenko, who has been skipping his duties for more than a year. The only one who can influence the Ukrainian side is the United States. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia

Canada will not yield to the US in the trade agreement

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau insists that Canada will not sign a revised agreement on the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) unless it has a dispute resolution mechanism and provisions for the protection of Canada’s cultural sectors, including the media, CBC reported.

“It is unthinkable for Canadians that the American television network would buy Canadian media companies, whether newspapers, television stations or television networks, that would be a waiver of our sovereignty and our identity, and we simply will not accept it,” Trudeau told reporters in Vancouver on Tuesday.

The Governor of Arizona named the successor of McCain in the Senate

A former member of the Upper House of Congress from Arizona, John Kyle agreed to assume the post of senator from that state, which became vacant after the death of John McCain. This was announced on Tuesday by the Governor of Arizona Doug Dewsie

Trump accused the head of the FBI in attempts to undermine the authorities

President of the United States Donald Trump increased criticism of the director of the FBI, Christopher Ray, asserting in private conversations with his assistants and allies that he allegedly deliberately trying to undermine his power. This was reported on Tuesday by NBC.

The White House threatened Assad with a military response “in the case of a new chemotherapy”

The White House once again threatened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with military force in case of using chemical weapons. This was stated on Tuesday, September 4, by US presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on her Twitter.


The UN mission resumed work on the Golan Heights

The road connecting Israel and Syria can soon resume its work in the Golan Heights. This is due to the resumption of the work of the UN mission in the region. The return of the UN mission was made possible by the work of the Russian military police, which is engaged in providing security in the province of El Quneitra

Israel’s video of the strike of the province in Syria appeared

The Syrian portal Orient News has published several video footage showing the flight of a rocket, which, according to the portal, was fired by the Israeli Air Force in the province of Ham. The shots were shot by Syria’s air defense forces. On another video, according to the portal, the consequences of Israel’s attack are also visible in the province of Hama

Sands described the threat to Russian bases in Syria

A spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that drones sent by terrorists from Idlib are a threat to Russian temporary bases in Syria, RIA Novosti reported.

Of course, this leads to a general destabilization of the situation. This undermines attempts to bring the situation to the track of political and diplomatic regulation. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian diplomat

In Syria, when attacking drones of militants killed three soldiers

In the Syrian province of Latakia, as a result of the attack of unmanned aerial vehicles, three government servicemen were killed and nine wounded. This is stated in the message of the Center for the reconciliation of warring parties in Syria, published on the website of the Russian Defense Ministry.

The main temple of the Armed Forces of Russia will be built in the park “Patriot”

The main temple of the Armed Forces of Russia will be built by the RF Ministry of Defense in the Patriot Park of Culture and Leisure of the Russian Armed Forces near Moscow. This was reported by the Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu.

Shoigu approved the plan for the production of military satellites “Pion-NKS”

The schedule of production and testing of the satellite “Pion-NKS” was approved. This was reported by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

“I approved a coordinated schedule for the manufacture and testing of the Pion-NKS satellite,” Shoigu said.

Political Ministry of the Ministry of Defense will issue propaganda films

The recently created Political Administration of the Ministry of Defense will issue propaganda films, the prevention of extremism and the fight against drug addiction. This is stated in the draft Regulations on the new structure, which in the near future should be approved by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, RBC reports.

Turkey pulls military equipment to the Syrian border

The Turkish military are moving equipment to the Syrian border, the newspaper Hurriyet reports. It is noted that through Kilis and in the direction of the village of Elbeyli on the Syrian border in the morning passed eight vehicles carrying tanks and howitzers

In Donetsk, the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian siloviki formed an offensive strike group of more than 12 thousand people and deployed it on the Mariupol direction. This was announced by the deputy commander of the operational command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic, Eduard Bazurin.

The US Navy nuclear submarine set course for the Eastern Mediterranean

Earlier, the submarine entered the port of Gibraltar Marine monitoring resources reported that the US Navy strike attack submarine Newport News class Los Angeles, set course for the Eastern Mediterranean, reports Interfax.

Foreign Ministry of Syria announced the supply of US weapons to terrorists through Ukraine

According to the representative of the Foreign Ministry of Syria, Eastern European countries, Ukraine and the Balkan countries are used to supply weapons. The diplomat noted that the United States is supplying arms to the terrorist organizations “Jabhat al-Nusrah”, “Islamic State” and other groups banned in Russia

In Armenia, more than two thousand Russian military participate in the exercises

More than two thousand military of the Southern Military District (SDO) deployed in Armenia are involved in the verification of combat readiness in the framework of bilateral company exercises, the press service of the South-Eastern Military District informs.

China will begin mass production of engines for the new fighter

China will be able to launch a serial production of the fifth generation J-20 fighter aircraft by developing a new, improved version of the WS-15 aircraft engines, which will be launched into mass production at the end of this year. This was reported on Wednesday by the newspaper South China Morning Post.


In Surgut, first-graders were given diaries with a sickle and a hammer on the arms

In the city of Surgut in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, first-graders received a diary from the city administration on September 1 with an erroneous coat of arms of Russia, according to the portal “Oh, Surgut!”. It is noted that the double-headed eagle on the arms holds a sickle and a hammer.

Buyers of non-residential premises are equalized in rights with real estate investors

The source of RBC, familiar with the development of the bill, said that it is planned to prepare changes in September. Later, the Ministry of Construction published a draft law providing for the protection of buyers of non-residential premises in apartment buildings in case of bankruptcy of the developer.

The older generation of the Moscow region left privileges

The Minister of Social Development of the region Irina Fayevskaya clarified that the preservation of benefits for citizens of pre-retirement age will cost the budget of 618 million rubles. At the end of August, Andrei Vorobyev said that the region will retain the existing benefits for the older generation.

Debts of residents of Vladivostok to power engineers exceeded 1 billion rubles

The volume of indebtedness of consumers in Vladivostok to the Far Eastern Generating Company (JSC “DGC”) for heating and hot water supply exceeded 1 billion rubles, RIA “Vostok-Media” writes. The most malicious non-payers are cut off from hot water supply.

In Russia, there will be programs to maintain the health of pensioners

Supporting the health of older people will be combined complex medico-social programs within the federal project, RIA Novosti health minister Veronika Skvortsova said.

Refuse import of medical devices

Minpromtorg proposes to expand the list of medical products, import of which is prohibited for state and municipal needs. The document was published on the official portal of draft normative acts.

As RBC writes, if the Ministry of Industry and Trade approves the proposals, such medical devices as artificial lung ventilation devices, air sterilizers, intraocular pressure measuring tonometers, functional medical beds and otorinoscopes will be prohibited.

The crew of the ship “Pomorye” can not return from the US due to lack of visas

The crew of the ship Pomorye can not return from the US to Russia because of the lack of visas for the shift crew. This was reported by Consul General in Houston Alexander Pisarev.

Yarmolnik compared FSO with Volk from the fable of Krylov

Leonid Yarmolnik during a court hearing on the suit of the Federal Security Service to recover from the actor more than 800 thousand rubles for a car damaged in an accident, Mercedes compared FSO with Volk from the fable of Krylov.

The State Duma will discuss the issue of criteria for marking books “18+”

The State Duma plans to discuss the issue of criteria for marking books “18+” after a high school student from Ekaterinburg refused to sell books of poets Sergei Yesenin, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Joseph Brodsky in three shops, said the grandson of the writer Mikhail Sholokhov, the deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Culture Alexander Sholokhov.

The number of orphans in Russia has dropped to a record low level

The number of orphans in Russia has dropped to a record low. As of September 1, 2018, 47,800 children are registered in the database on orphans. Over the past ten years, pupils in orphanages became 67.8 thousand fewer.

Over 12 years of drinking Russians became less than 40%

Igor Aleshin, the head of Roskokolregulirovanie, told journalists that positive changes in the consumption of alcohol by the residents of the country are observed in Russia, IA Nation News reports. According to the agency under his control, for the last 12 years, Russians have started to drink 40% less than before.

In Nicaragua, the number of people killed in protests exceeded 480 people

The total number of deaths during anti-government protests in Nicaragua increased to 481 people, the Nicaraguan Human Rights Association said on Tuesday.

Investigative Committee requests to extend arrest to fireman Genin

The central district court of Kemerovo will consider September 7 an application to prolong the arrest to the chief of the guard of firefighting and rescue unit No. 2, Sergei Genin, accused of negligence in the criminal case of a fire in the shopping center “Winter Cherry”. This was reported by TASS in court on Wednesday.

“The meeting is scheduled for September 7 at 11:00 (07:00 Moscow time). … … The investigation has received a motion to extend the arrest against Genin,” the court said.

“Rosneft” will hold a one-time indexation of corporate pensions

The oil company Rosneft will conduct a one-time indexation of corporate pensions to former employees of the company, Igor Sechin, the head of Rosneft, told Tass.

The government is discussing the introduction of a tourist gathering across the country

Russian regions can get the right to collect tourist tax – up to 2% of the price of accommodation. The government is now discussing the possibility of introducing appropriate changes to the Tax Code, RBC reports citing representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Culture

Customs increased the amount of budget revenues by one third

For eight months of 2018, the amount of federal budget revenues administered by customs authorities amounted to 3.707 trillion rubles, the report says. Growth by almost a third, given that over the same period last year, this figure was about 2.846 trillion rubles.

Business reacted to Putin’s proposal to protect pre-retirees

To set administrative and criminal responsibility for employers for dismissal and refusal to hire citizens of pre-retirement age was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an address to the Russians dedicated to pension reform.

Now these deductions are 22%, the total insurance deductions are 30%. We believe that if the deductions to the pension fund are reduced from 1.5 to 2 times or by a total of 25% for all payments, this would be a good incentive to keep people of pre-retirement age, not to fire them. – Alexander Shokhin, Russian public figure

The national project on science will be implemented within the framework of three federal projects

The National Science Project will be implemented within three large federal projects, for which one deputy minister of science and higher education of the Russian Federation and a vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences will be responsible, said Alexei Khokhlov, vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Federal project number one is the development of scientific and scientific-industrial cooperation, which (from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education) will be headed by (first deputy minister) Grigory Vladimirovich Trubnikov,” Khokhlov said on Tuesday at a meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The second federal project, for which Deputy Minister Alexander Medvedev will be responsible, will be connected with the development of the infrastructure base for research and development. The third federal project is dedicated to developing human resources and attracting young people to science, it will be supervised by Deputy Minister Marina Borovskaya, Khokhlov said.

Deputies will tighten the requirements for the issuance of loans

Deputies are preparing new requirements for borrowers. As the chairman of the financial committee of the State Duma Anatoly Aksakov said, deputies may introduce in the autumn a bill related to the ratio of family income and payments on a loan


Nabiullina said the factors to increase the key rate of the Central Bank

Chairman of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina said that the regulator sees factors to raise the key rate. This is reported by RIA Novosti. She stressed that at the moment there are few factors to reduce the CBR’s base rate.

Now there are a few factors that would speak for a rate cut. There are a significant number of factors that indicate the retention rate, and there are some factors that allow you to put on the table and the question of a possible increase in the rate. – Elvira Nabiullina, Russian politician

The co-owners of Evraz transferred shares from Lanebrook to two structures

Businessman Roman Abramovich and other co-owners of the Evraz holding transferred shares from the Lanebrook Limited structure to two others on September 3: Crosland and Greenleas. This is stated in the message Evraz on the website of the London Stock Exchange. Now the share of Lanebrook Limited in Evraz has dropped to zero.

Projects for super profits of companies from the “Belousov list”

The super profits of companies from the “Belousov’s list” can be directed to the development of railways and ports, said Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich, TASS reported.

“Naftogaz” assessed the default interest for non-payment by Gazprom of a debt of $ 100 million

In addition, Gazprom will have to compensate Naftogaz’s expenses for compulsory execution of the Stockholm arbitration award, because of which this debt was formed. This September 4 in an interview with the Ukrainian “Fifth Channel” said the commercial director of “Naftogaz” Yuri Vitrenko.

German and St. Petersburg shipbuilders agreed on joint training of young cadres

On September 4, at the exhibition site SMM-2018, a landmark memorandum of understanding was signed between the St. Petersburg State Maritime Technical University and the Union of German Shipbuilders. Also, the parties to the memorandum are the Russian Scientific and Technical Society of Shipbuilders named after Academician A.N. Krylov and Institutes of the Technical University of Hamburg: Institute of Shipbuilding and Security of Ships, Institute for Ship Design and Constructional Safety. The memorandum presupposes a number of joint projects in the field of the educational process for training specialists in shipbuilding and ocean engineering.

“I congratulate both sides on signing such a significant document. Its goal is to develop academic, educational and scientific cooperation between St. Petersburg and Germany. It is gratifying that the memorandum was signed at the most significant event for shipbuilders all over the world, the leading industry exhibition. I am confident that cooperation between the University and the Union will promote the development of scientific developments in the field of marine engineering, science and technology, opening up opportunities for the exchange of ideas, experience and support for the high standards and qualifications of maritime professionals of our countries, “said Sergey Movchan, St. Petersburg vice-governor .

India plans to circumvent US sanctions

Indian state oil refineries will be able to circumvent US sanctions and continue to import Iranian oil under a scheme in which consumers switch to the use of vessels owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company and insured by Tehran.

Gazprom is looking for a developer of a robotic complex for the Arctic

Gazprom has announced a tender for the development of technical proposals for the creation of a domestic robotic complex for the diagnosis of underwater mining equipment in ice conditions in the offshore fields of the Arctic shelf, the company’s materials show.

Gazprom to invest 10 billion rubles in Yamal projects

A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the parties in the framework of the Yamal project, an agreement on expanding the use of natural gas as motor fuel and a gasification agreement.

Russia will cut 10 times the supply of petroleum products to Belarus

Last year, the amount of the loss exceeded 10 billion rubles, and for the first half of the current lost another 10 billion. In this regard, Russia intends to reduce the scale of supplies to a maximum of 100-300 thousand tons, said Sazanov.

Slovakia remains the main supplier of Russian gas to Ukraine

Recall, starting in 2009 in Kiev, they began talking about the need to launch the so-called “reverse routes” of Russian gas supplies from European countries. In November 2012, Ukraine began importing gas through Poland, from April 2013 – from Hungary, and from September 2014 – from Slovakia. For 4 years since the opening of the Slovak reverse corridor since September 2, 2014, it imported 36.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas along this route

More than 80% of Russian companies announced their readiness to sell assets

Foreigners do not want to invest in Russia. 84% of the owners of Russian companies are ready to give up part of the assets, but the offer to sell the finished business in Russia is far ahead of the demand, the EY study says. Investors fear economic uncertainty, weakening of the ruble and new sanctions, experts say. At the same time, they do not wait for the improvement of the situation before 2020.

The main activity of the market is related to the sale of small and medium-sized businesses, and at the moment the supply exceeds demand: only 32% of respondents plan to purchase. – Alexei Ivanov, Russian writer

The construction of the Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Combine began

In Transbaikalia, construction of the Udokan Mining and Metallurgical Combine began on Tuesday, the Baikal Mining Company (BGK, owned by the shareholders of Metalloinvest Alisher Usmanov and its partners) reported. The foundation stone of the plant laid the first stone.

Property is more expensive than gold

The aggregate value of all real estate in the world was $ 280.6 trillion as of the end of 2017, which is a record value, according to a study by Savills World Research.

Experts of the company note that the largest share falls on residential real estate – $ 220.6 trillion. For comparison, the cost of all gold that was ever produced is $ 7.6 trillion – only 3.5% of the total cost of housing.

“Last year, the total value of all residential real estate in the world increased by 8.0% and amounted to $ 220.6 trillion, exceeding the indicator for the commercial sector (by 3%, $ 33, 3 trillion) and the growth of the value of agricultural land and forest land (for – 0.4%, $ 27.1 trillion.) For comparison, the value of the shares showed an increase of 22% and the price of gold increased by 13%, “comments Yolanda Barnes, director of the world research department Savills.

The Central Bank placed coupon bonds of the 12th issue for 22.2 billion rubles

The Bank of Russia placed coupon bonds of the twelfth issue for 22 billion 190,292 million rubles at par value. Demand for securities amounted to 22 billion 190,292 million rubles at face value, according to the materials of the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The semi-annual profit of Vostochny Bank under IFRS exceeded 4 billion rubles

Vostochny Bank summarized its performance in the first half of 2018 in accordance with international financial reporting standards. Thus, the profit for the six months amounted to 4.031 billion rubles.

Societe Generale for violations of US sanctions will pay 1.2 billion euros

Societe Generale SA (SocGen), the third-largest bank in France, estimates the fine for US regulators in connection with the conduct of business in countries against which US sanctions are in effect at 1.2 billion euros.

Russia has already earned about $ 80 billion this year on oil exports

Russia sold crude oil for the first 8 months of this by about $ 80 billion. The budget from this trade received about 3.6 trillion rubles only “on the line” of the Federal Customs Service.

Projects on oil production on the Arctic shelf remain unprofitable

Projects for oil production on the Arctic shelf of Russia remain unprofitable even at current relatively high prices per barrel, said the president of the Union of Oil and Gas Industrialists of Russia Gennady Shmal, speaking at the Tatarstan oil and gas and chemical forum.

The market value of Amazon exceeded $ 1 trillion

The second US company, following Apple, overcame the bar in $ 1 trillion of market capitalization. To this end, Amazon, which in circulation on July 18 had 487741189 common shares, it was necessary to overcome the price of $ 2,050.27 per share.

In Russia, they proposed setting a minimum price for beer

Rosalkogolregulirovanie plans to discuss with the Ministry of Finance the introduction of a minimum retail price (MRC) for beer. This was in an interview with the agency RIA Novosti told the head of the department Igor Alyoshin.

Participants of the brewing market have already addressed me with proposals for the introduction of the MRC. Therefore, we will thoroughly study this issue and submit it for discussion at the Ministry of Finance. – Igor Aleshin, Russian military leader

Agrarian requests increased by autumn

As told “Kommersant” in the Ministry of Agriculture, the ministry agreed with the Finance Ministry proposals on the necessary allocations for 2019 in the amount of 302.3 billion rubles. A significant part of the funds (258.3 billion rubles) is needed for the implementation of the state program – an increase in funding for measures to promote land reclamation, sustainable development of rural areas and the payment of a “single” subsidy

The government rejected the idea of creating a separate fund for the digital economy

The government does not support the idea of creating a separate fund for the development of the digital economy, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov told reporters after the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the ANO Digital Economy.

Iran has developed a new export route

The plans are to use a new oil terminal, which is being built in the Gulf of Oman. Its capacity is 1 million barrels of crude oil per day. This was stated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, stressing that the change of the route is of strategic importance for the country.

Transocean buys a drilling company Ocean Rig

Swiss oil service corporation Transocean has agreed to purchase a drilling company Ocean Rig for 2.7 billion dollars, reported Transocean

The natural gas in London has risen in price to a maximum in 7 years

Prices for natural gas for delivery in the winter months 2018-2019. rose Tuesday at the auction in London to a maximum of seven years, 76.45 pence for the term ($ 346 per thousand cubic meters) on the news that the development of British nuclear power plants during the heating season will be less than usual.


Prosecutors refused to start a case against Kevin Spacey for harassment

The prosecutor’s office of Los Angeles refused to start criminal cases against Kevin Spacey and Stephen Segal on allegations of sexual harassment, according to the TMZ. According to the portal, the prosecutor’s office refused to start cases after the expiration of the statute of limitations, as cases of harassment were revealed in the early 1990s

Julia Snigir was first published with Evgeny Tsyganov

Actress Yulia Snigir was first published with the father of her child Evgeny Tsyganov. Before that, the civil spouses tried not to expose their relations for show. In Moscow, the premiere of the feature film “The History of One Purpose” directed by Avdotya Smirnova.

Natalia Sturm reunited with her son after scandal with ex-husband

Natalia Sturm reunited with her son Arseniy after a scandal with her ex-husband. Igor Pavlov, who kept the child away from his mother all summer, let him go to a Moscow school.

Natalia Sturm has put in Instagram several photos from the line of 14-year-old Arseniy, who studies in the capital.

“I was hysterical-psychic”: Golubkina about Andrei Mironov

Maria told that she always considered Mironov a father, and learned that she was not her own child, she learned by chance. She recalls that the actor and her mother, the actress Larisa Golubkina, always adhered to very strict methods of education. According to the woman, her parents were poor teachers.

“To be honest, he was hysterical-psychic,” remembers Golubkin’s stepfather. “I understand that he had a headache all the time, he had an aneurysm, but I think it gave him pleasure.” He kept yelling at me. The muzzle was red too, my mother screamed at me about anything and made me hysterical, but my father brought me up like that, and my mother just took out my brains. “Dad worked hard, but in the breaks he still tried to educate me. , that I can, it’s thanks to him. “

Milos Bikovich appeared with a new girl at the Venice Film Festival

The star of the film “Ice” Milos Bikovich was seen in the company of the 22-year-old model of Barbara Tatalovich, who, like an actor, comes from Serbia. In the framework of the 75th Venice Film Festival, the premiere of the film “Roll into the asphalt” with Mel Gibson in the title role.

Niki Minage’s bare chest was seen by a crowd of 50,000

The singer performed at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. During the dance, the narrow dress could not hold the lush breasts of the actress, and she fell out. This embarrassment was seen by a 50-thousand audience and supported the singer with applause

Tired and inconspicuous Angelina Jolie

Users of the Network appreciated the walking outfit of the famous actress – sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat, t-shirt and leggings. Fans of Jolie found her image too “negligent.” Style casual does not go to the current Angelina, making her tired and inconspicuous, write commentators

In Krasnoyarsk, an exhibition of works by Sergei Shoigu

The exhibition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Red Army. In the Krasnoyarsk Art Museum. Surikov (Mira Avenue, 12) opened an exhibition of paintings and sculptures of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

A feature of this exhibition is the work of Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. It is important that when a military man, whose main work is making harsh decisions, has a subtle spiritual world and a purely romantic outlook on life. – Alexander Uss, a Russian lawyer

45-year-old Julia Vysotskaya boast of slender legs in a mini dress

45-year-old Julia Vysotskaya boasted of slender legs in a mini-dress. We add that Vysotskaya received a beautiful and even tan when she traveled with France along with her husband Andrei Konchalovsky.

The court wants to interrogate Dzhigarkhanyan on the case of his ex-wife

The Moscow court wants to interrogate the Russian actor and director Armen Jigarkhanyan on the case of his former wife Vitalina Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya, who is accused of violating the privacy of her personal life, lawyer Yevgeny Parfenov said.

The family of Jeanne Friske changed her lawyer

For two years, the family of singer Jeanne Friske is forced to sue and seek justice. The fact is that the accusations related to the money allocated for the treatment of Zhanna Friske have not yet been dropped from her family members. One of these days it became known that the father of the star again changed the lawyer.

Natalie Portman admitted that she always wanted to play a pop star

American actress Natalie Portman admitted that she always wanted to play a pop star, this fact she shared with reporters on Tuesday.

In the FBI and shoes from the “Wizard of Oz”

Scarlet satin shoes, embroidered with sequins, were stolen from the Minnesota Museum in 2005. According to the plot of the film, they were magical. For the information that would help to find them, a prize of one million dollars was assigned.

According to the FBI website, in the summer of 2017, 12 years after the theft, one person contacted the company that insured the shoes, and said that he knew how they could be returned. When it became obvious that “the involved persons were just trying to blackmail the owners of shoes,” the police of the city of Grand Rapids in Minnesota turned to the FBI for help.

After nearly an annual investigation, “with the invaluable help of the FBI’s team on art crimes, the FBI and field offices in Chicago, Atlanta and Miami,” the shoes were found during the operation under cover in Minneapolis.


Singer Zemfira released the first track in five years

September 4 singer Zemfira released the first song in five years – the track “Joseph”, written on the poems of Joseph Brodsky. The recording was attended by electronic designer Roman Litvinov (also Mujus), and the cover artwork was directed by Renata Litvinova and designer Gosh Rubchinsky.

Jarakhov made a massacre of bloggers in a new video

Blogger and musician Eldar Jarahov released a new clip for the song “We drink”. Premiere of the video was held on the YouTube channel “Successful Group”. The video is filmed in the style of American youth comedies with a dash of movies about zombies and do not count.

Francesco Tristano will perform in Moscow

The pianist performed at the best venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, touring with the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin and the Russian National Orchestra. The Sound Up Festival has been held in Moscow since 2016.

Tom Odell returns to Russia with a new album

In October 2018 Odell will present the third studio album “Jubilee Road”, a song from which he will perform in two Russian capitals. The last time Tom Odell came to our country in the spring of 2017 as part of a tour in support of his fresh album “Wrong Crowd”

“Masha and the Bears” will release “RastaMahu”

The group “Masha and Bears” is finishing work on its new album “Kingfisher”, over which they have been working for the last year. According to the team leader Masha Makarova, work on the disc is already on the home stretch.

The contest of conductors for the 90th anniversary of Svetlanov will be held in Paris

September 4 in Paris, the International Competition conductors. Eugene Svetlanov. It will be dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Russian conductor and composer. This was reported in the press service of the review.

Block Party frontman preparing a musical about gays

Leader of the British indie rock band Block Party Kele Okereke revealed details of his theatrical debut. At the moment, he is working on a musical called “Leave To Remain”, reports NME.

Eminem avenges hayters in the video for the song “Fall”

Eminem released a video for the song “Fall”, which was included in his new album “Kamikaze”. The clip visualizes the answer to all the hayters on the criticism of his previous album “Revival”, about which all media and fans responded rather negatively.

Vladimir Indie Rockers

In August, a notable event occurred in Vladimir’s musical environment: the indie rock band “Letters” presented its second studio album titled “We are not robots” (indie is from English “independent”, independent, independent).

Center for opera singing Galina Vishnevskaya opens the 17th season

On the first day of the new academic year Galina Vishnevskaya Center for Opera Singing gathered a creative team on the eve of the opening of the 17th educational and theatrical-concert season.

The festival “Asia-Siberia-Europe” will be held in Krasnoyarsk

Eliso Virsaladze will come to Krasnoyarsk and begin rehearsals on September 20. The legend of Russian piano art will give a single concert on September 22 at the closing of the festival. Details of the festival program can be found here.


Fanny Ardan will come to St. Petersburg

Famous French actress Fanny Ardan will come to St. Petersburg, Rosbalt reports. She will present in the city on the Neva a documentary film “Maria Do Kallas”, which will be shown on September 20 in the framework of the film festival “The Epistle to Man”.

Henry Cavill will play the role of Geralt in the series “The Witcher”

Actor Henry Cavill, known for the role of Superman, will play the role of Geralt of Rivia in the series “The Witcher” from Netflix. The actor himself hinted at this, jokingly at Instagram, that his new home is the kingdom of Kaedwen.

The Ministry of Culture did not let the film “The Stolen Treasures of Europe”

The Ministry of Culture refused to issue a rental certificate to the documentary “Stolen Treasures of Europe”, which tells about European works of art exported to Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

Ilya Naishuller will shoot a film starring Bob Odentkerk

Actor Bob Odenkerk, known for the role of Saul Goodman in the series “Better Call Saul” and “In All Grave,” will star in the upcoming film by Russian director Ilya Nayshuller. This is reported by Geeks WorldWide. The new film Nayshuller was called “Nobody” (“Nobody”).

Netflix released the trailer for the movie “July 22” about the terrorist attack of Breivik

Netflix published the trailer for the film “June 22”, which will tell about the terrorist attack of 2011 in Norway, committed by extremist Andres Breivik, who blew up the car, and then went to Uteya Island, where the youth camp was located, and shot vacationers related to the Workers Party.

Director Alexey Uchitel will make a film about Victor Tsoe

In the center of the plot is not the singer, but the bus driver, into which the musician crashed. The Russian director Alexei Uchitel will shoot a film about the bus driver, into which Viktor Tsoi crashed.

Released dubbed the trailer “The Nutcracker”

In short, the final duplicated trailer of the next reading of the Tchaikovsky’s Hoffmann / Tchaikovsky tale, the feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” was just published on the official YouTube channel Disney Russia.

Revolutionary format in the cinema

Russian documentary from St. Petersburg Victor Kosakovsky will show the first ever film in the format of 96 frames per second at the Venice Film Festival, RIA Novosti reports.

In a normal movie, 24 frames appear on the screen in one second. In the format of 96 frames per second before any films were filmed. The action of the painting “Watercolor” is centered around the water. Shooting took place at Lake Baikal, Greenland and in other parts of the world.


The Russian government postponed the introduction of 5G

The Russian government decided to postpone the implementation of mobile communication of the fifth generation (5G). This is reported by TASS with reference to the vice-premier Maxim Akimov. According to him, commercial exploitation of 5G in large cities can begin by the end of 2021.

Yandex launches its own cloud platform

At the first stage of its development, the platform will be focused on Russia, but in the future, international expansion is planned, the service manager Jan Leshchinsky told TASS.

Samsung will introduce a new folding smartphone by the end of the year

Korean manufacturer Samsung is preparing to release a new folding smartphone, the gadget will be presented before the end of 2018. This became known today, on September 4. The main feature of the novelty will be that the screen of the novelty can be bent, notes CNBC with reference to a source in Samsung.

In Russia, they created the “killer Skype for Business”

The company claims that the novelty is not inferior to foreign analogues such as the popular Skype for Business, and by some parameters it can surpass the Microsoft product.

Defective smartphone from Rostelecom

The smartphone of Rostelecom for state employees remains inadequate due to the lack of the necessary eco-environment and applications, the Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications Konstantin Noskov told journalists.

“I have such a phone. The problem is – in the absence of eco-environment, there are not a lot of applications, the smartphone is defective not because of technical characteristics, but because there are not enough applications, “Noskov told journalists.

The video showed the renderers of the iPad Pro

Insiders were posted on the web video, demonstrating the renders of the iPad Tableless PC. Apple is going to launch a presentation on September 12. Designers created rendered images thanks to the tablet drawings, which were recently merged into the Internet.

Scammers write off money from iPhone owners using Touch ID

The user does not have time to remove the finger and unintentionally agrees with the conditions. It also turned out that the application developers are scammers

A real smartphone for geeks

The smartphone for geeks ZeroPhone on the basis of 1-paid PC Raspberry Pi Zero was announced. Open software and hardware will allow the owner to independently control their device.

Huawei again allowed to put unofficial firmware on smartphones

Huawei again launches a program to unlock the boot loaders of its smartphones. While it will work in a limited test mode. Recall, in May, Huawei decided to close the program, which allowed enthusiasts to officially unblock the bootloader of smartphones.

Fake Viber steals photos and documents from WhatsApp chats

Experts ESET in the person of the main expert of the security company Lucas Stefanko warned that at the moment the fake Viter client is being distributed on the Web, which steals photos and various documents directly from private WhatsApp chat rooms.

Chinese search engine Baidu opened a subsidiary block-company

Chinese search engine Baidu in late August, registered in Hainan, a subsidiary of Dulian Internet Technology, which will focus on research and development in the field of blockade, the development of e-sports software, as well as the organization and management of sports events.

Google updates for recurring queries in Chrome

For Chrome installed on devices with Android OS, Google has taken care of ensuring the speedup of searching for recurring queries. Add the search was due to Service Worker. This script is used by the browser in the background, regardless of the page and interaction with the user.

Twitter “transforms” into Facebook

Twitter will be equipped with new features that will make communication easier, but in appearance will bring social networking to Facebook. Director of Product Management Twitter Sarah Haider showed the changes that are going to be implemented in the social network. Tracks make conversation easier, as well as threads in your own messages.

India is going to reduce the influence of Internet giants

The power of India is going to introduce strict rules for the technology industry within a few months. This is necessary to limit the influence of Internet giants from America. They too long conquered the Indian market.

The first information about the Android 10 OS

On the Internet, there was already the first information regarding Android 10.0 or Android Q. According to the participants of the Android Open Source Project, the Android 10 operating system will warn users of devices about possible problems during the launch of old applications


New artificial photosynthesis will make fuel from light and water

Scientists have developed a new system that combines the strengths of natural photosynthesis and its artificial counterparts. In particular, they “revived” the ancient algae genes to make their enzymes produce hydrogen, which will become the basis of eco-fuel.

Scientists have learned to predict the risk of developing dementia for 10 years ahead

Researchers from Denmark have learned to assess the risk of developing dementia for 10 years, based on age, gender and differences in the human APOE gene. All this will help identify patients at high risk and prescribe effective prevention.

Scientists have created superfast solar panels

Created by engineers from the University of California, the solar battery has an additional layer, which includes lead and iodine.

The largest seaplane was first tested by planing

The promising Chinese amphibian aircraft AG600 on September 1, 2018 for the first time was tested by gliding, Sina Military reported. The largest in the world of the seaplanes preparing for production is being tested in a reservoir on the Zhanghe River in Jingmen of Hubei Province.

Infants were able to distinguish violence from authority

Young children are probably able to distinguish a leader who others obey out of respect, from an aggressor whose instructions are carried out for fear, says an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

On the surface of immune cells found a new structure

Macrophages find and absorb the decay products of cells, microbes, cancer cells and foreign particles in the body. The detected structures help macrophages capture targets and analyze the environment for new threats. Scientists compare these formations with poles for a tent.

Scientists have found new bacteria resistant to antibiotics

Scientists from Australia said they found three new strains of Staphylococcus bacteria resistant to antibiotic action. This is reported on the site of the Australian Institute of Infectology and Immunity.

Drones can drive away flocks of birds from airports

Scientists have created miniature drones of two types: the first can hang at high altitude and monitor the situation over the airport; the second – operate a flock and drive the birds away. About this project, the authors write in an article published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

Computer vision allowed to control the robokentavr with gestures

European developers have equipped the robot Centauro with a system that allows the operator to control the robot without additional equipment. It creates a model of the human body in real time and turns its movements into movements of the corresponding parts of the robot.

Depth did not save the corals of the Great Barrier Reef from discoloration

Pedro Frade of the Portuguese University of Algarve and his colleagues investigated the extent of coral bleaching in 2016 in nine sections of the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. The area of coral reefs at depths of 30-40 meters there is approximately equal to the area of shallow reefs.

Scientists have created half-alive “hunters on bacteria”

Synthetic cells were unable to survive for a long time or to multiply. In fact, they can not be called living particles either, they are “semi-living” biochemical structures, the scientific publication ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces states.

Biologists have learned to monitor the “communication” of neurons

Scientists from the University of Virginia (USA) have developed a sensor neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which allows you to visually monitor the action of the transmitter in real time. This contributes to more effective testing of drugs against neurodegenerative diseases.

Scientists have investigated the quantum strangeness of the chicken and egg problem

Today, a team of physicists from the University of Queensland and the Louis Néel Institute demonstrated: as far as can be judged within the framework of quantum physics, both chicken and egg could appear simultaneously – first. The study is published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Scientists compiled a catalog of gene-regulators of the structure of the cerebral cortex

Analyzing the brain scans and genetic material of more than 50 thousand people, scientists have identified genes whose polymorphism is responsible for differences in both the volume and area of the structures of the cortex responsible for cognitive functions.


Mercedes-Benz officially introduced the first electric crossover EQC

The company Mercedes-Benz introduced the electric crossover EQC 400 4Matic. The car demonstrates a new design. The machine is driven by two electric motors, the total output of which is 402 hp. At stations, the car can be charged from 10 to 80% in 40 minutes.

Seat showed the video of the new crossover Seat Tarraco

The company Seat has published in the Web another video of its new crossover, called Tarraco. The video shows a test prototype of the model, covered with camouflage film. The automaker decided to demonstrate off-road characteristics of the novelty, as well as a number of driver assistance systems.

Crossover DS 3 Crossback debuts next week

The design of the SUV borrowed the features of a large “SUV” brand DS 7 Crossback, while the interior of the DS 3 is slightly different from the flagship. It is expected that the novelty will be built on the CMP platform, which later will form the basis of the next generation of Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa models.

Renault plans to remove from the Russian market Logan and Sandero

The main designer of the company Rinalt said that the company plans to stop the production of models Logan and Sandero, according to rumors it will only affect the automotive market of Russia and Brazil. In Europe, the release will continue, only a little under the Romanian brand Dacia

BMW announces new electric concept car of iNEXT line

In mid-September, Bavarian engineers will present the concept of the new generation iNext electric car, which will not begin mass production until 2021. On its Twitter channel, BMW published a teaser video of a new prototype iNext with autonomous driving.

In Russia, the production of a new crossover Hyundai Santa Fe

Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad began serial production of a new generation Hyundai Santa Fe crossover. On the Russian market, the model will be presented in four trim levels: Family, Lifestyle, Premier and Hi-Tech with 2.4-liter petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engines.

Toyota introduced the versatile Corolla Touring Sports

Toyota completely declassified the new station wagon Corolla Touring Sports. The world premiere of the “single-volume” will be held in October this year at the Motor Show in Paris. Wheelbase Corolla Touring Sports “stretched” to 2,700 mm, which is 60 mm more than a hatchback

Ford in 2020 will release an affordable electric crossover

The press service of the brand told that the novelty, which will see the light not earlier than in 2 years, will be driven by a fully electric power plant. In this case, the exterior of the model will be borrowed from Ford Mustang, and the price range will allow you to win most of the market.

Atelier Zagato puts on sale electric Zele

Italian tuning studio Zagato decided to put up for sale the cheapest model – electric Zele. The model itself was presented in 1972 as part of a showroom in Geneva. The body of the car is made of fiberglass, and all the key components are borrowed from the Fiat 500 and Fiat 124 models

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