12 Nov, 2018

Koreans eliminate border posts

The military of South and North Korea began the destruction of 20 security posts along the border between the two countries. Previously, they were withdrawn troops and weapons.

“Seoul and Pyongyang have completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from 22 posts of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas,” the Seoul-based agency Yonhap reports.

In this case, both sides agreed to keep two guard posts, one on the south side of the DMZ, the other on the north side. The post, which will be kept by North Korea, was visited by the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in June 2013. In December, countries should begin to verify the results of the destruction of posts.

In total, South Korea has 60 security posts in the demilitarized zone, and North Korea has about 160.

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Russians propose to introduce a minimum amount of alimony

“A proposal was made to determine the amount of alimony not in shares of the salary or other income of the debtor, as is currently the case, but to establish the minimum alimony in accordance with the subsistence minimum,” the FSSP reported.

Art object for the Day of Police

On the Moscow embankment not far from the Kremlin, instead of the usual stormwater, a lattice appeared, holding the hands of an unknown prisoner by the bars. One gets the impression that someone is sitting down. The work is made of steel. It is reported that the project is called “very close.”

Sakhalin teacher brought a schoolgirl to tears because of a hole in her sweater

A teacher of Russian language and literature in a school in Kholmsk, Sakhalin Region, brought the student to tears because of a small hole in the jacket’s shoulder. Video of the incident published on the web. On frames shot by classmates, the teacher publicly scolds the girl.

Japan will start using Wi-Fi to monitor tourists

In the middle of September, according to RIA Novosti, sensors were installed that monitor the Wi-Fi signals of smartphones and collect data on the number of guests and how long people have been at certain points.

To date, 1,403,415,415.68 rubles have been transferred to the construction of the main temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

In the Bashkir Ministry of Internal Affairs interested in the medical center

The gullible citizens signed the contract, as they thought, for free medical services, and in fact turned out to be borrowers of different banks for fabulous sums. Entrepreneurial pseudo-physicians, using the naivety of clients, managed to get a lot of credits on someone else’s passports.

Russian authorities declared war on alcohol

On November 11, a law came into force allowing not only law enforcement agencies, but also specialized officials to issue fines for trafficking in counterfeit alcohol. At the same time, the State Duma introduced an initiative to limit the sale of alcohol at night in bars and cafes. The Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation proposed to reduce by 2.5 times the number of stores selling drinks, setting a limit in the settlements: 50 points per 100 thousand people.

Cambodian police arrest 15 pregnant women for human trafficking

Cambodian law enforcement authorities detained 15 pregnant women suspected of surrogate motherhood. Suspects may be charged with trafficking in persons. According to the laws of Cambodia, women face 20 years in prison for this.

Leopard attacked the child in the lobby of the Moscow circus

A leopard pounced on the child right in the lobby. As it became known to “MK”, the incident occurred a few days ago. A group of schoolchildren with their parents came to the Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard in order to watch the show and take a tour backstage.

In Russia, they propose to create a “forest garden” the size of Egypt

Overgrown agricultural land in the northern non-chernozem part of Russia can be turned into a “forest garden” by growing forest for sale, RIA Novosti reported in Greenpeace Russia.

The Expert Council approved the short-list of the competition “Great Names of Russia”

The start of the voting will be announced on November 12 at a special press conference. Names – finalists were determined by the results of sociological surveys of residents of the regions. Under the terms of the competition, the shortlist includes three names of finalists for each of the 47 airports.

Another deputy decided to stretch a month for a living wage

A deputy of the Astrakhan Regional Duma (LDPR), Pyotr Kirillov, stated that he was conducting an experiment, which he would report on in his social network. He promises to blog about how a month lives on a living wage – for Astrakhan it is 10,126 thousand rubles.


Alibaba set a new world sales record in one day

It took 15 hours and 49 minutes for the Alibaba Group to surpass last year’s own sales record for Bachelor’s Day, November 11th, the traditional Chinese day of sales

Check banks for readiness to remove biometrics

The Bank of Russia has begun a check on the readiness of banks to withdraw biometric data from citizens Territorial divisions of the Central Bank request banks and their branches about the real situation. Judging by the data of Rostelecom, the readiness is still extremely low, and the Central Bank will have to either massively penalize credit institutions, or think about a postponement.

In Russia, prices will increase for sweet carbonated drinks

Sweet carbonated drinks in Russia can rise in price by about 20%. The expert council under the government proposed to introduce excise taxes on these products. He reflected his position in the response to the federal project “Strengthening public health” (Izvestia has one).

Shareholder agreement in Alrosa will be extended

Russia and Yakutia agreed on the extension of the shareholder agreement in Alros, which assumes that each of the parties will retain at least 25% plus one share each. The agreement expires this week, but it assumes an automatic renewal of five years, unless otherwise specified.

“There are no discussions on the revision of the agreement,” Kommersant quotes the representative of the Ministry of Finance.

Russia and Yakutia agreed on the extension of the shareholder agreement in Alros, which assumes that each of the parties will retain at least 25% plus one share each.

In Russia, in 2018, the production of vodka and wine fell

In October, production decreased by 3.7%, to 7.56 million dal. For 10 months, wineries produced 8.79 million dal of champagne and sparkling wines, which is 4.1% less than a year earlier. October production decreased by 11.4%, to 1.65 million dal.

Gazprom raises medium-term production target for the period up to 2025

Gazprom raised its medium-term production target for the period up to 2025 from 520-560 to 540-560 billion cubic meters of gas, according to a new memorandum to the concern’s Eurobonds program.

Gazprom Design will create gas chemical complex in Priangarie

A subsidiary of Gazprom – Gazprom Design – won the tender for the preparation of a feasibility study. The information was published on the website of public procurement. Winning the competition will help the company create a gas chemical complex in the Irkutsk region.

Poland will build the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline by October 1, 2022

The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline will connect the fields on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea with Poland through Denmark. The project will be implemented in three stages. The capacity of the future gas pipeline will be 10 billion cubic meters per year.

Central Bank of China continued the devaluation of the yuan

The People’s Bank of China (Central Bank, NBK) on Monday once again weakened the renminbi (the official name of the Chinese currency) – by 147 basis points, to 6.9476 yuan per dollar. As a result, a steady devaluation tendency recovered, somewhat weakened in early November by increased fluctuations in quotations.

“Against the backdrop of the appreciation of the dollar, the cost of fixing the yuan at any level will significantly outweigh the benefits derived from such tactics. The potential for concern in this situation should be considered as the potential of the market to adapt to a steady devaluation of the renminbi. Until will increase, the likelihood of the weakening of the yuan will remain high, “- noted in a report of the Chinese investment bank Merchant Securities.

State debt of the Saratov region decreased to 50.2 billion rubles

The Ministry of Finance of the Saratov Region has reduced the amount of public debt to 50.2 billion rubles, having repaid 100 million rubles in advance. The press center of the department notes that we are talking about the transfer of funds as part of the return of a bank loan.

Russians in the third quarter of 2018 set a record for car loans

Citizens of Russia in the III quarter issued auto loans for a record amount of 132.9 billion rubles, which is 11% higher than last year. In total, more than 181 thousand applications were approved.

Grants for flights within Russia will double

The subsidization of flights between regions of the Russian Federation and within regions can be doubled in the next three years. The exception is flights to the Moscow air hub and transit through it.

Moscow developers are actively engaged in redevelopment

Moscow developers are actively engaged in redevelopment. The lack of new sites for the construction of luxury housing in the center of Moscow forces developers to rebuild existing facilities. In the next three years, the share of such projects in the overall structure of the proposal may increase by 2.5 times.

Minstroy will develop a program to extend the life cycle of dilapidated houses

A program to extend the life cycle of dilapidated houses can be developed in Russia. About this during the parliamentary hearings in the Federation Council on the problem of resettlement of citizens from emergency housing, said Minister of Construction and Housing of Russia Vladimir Yakushev.

In the suburbs will support the builders and tenants of office centers

In the Moscow region, the government promised to support builders and tenants of office centers in the region. It is supposed to introduce a subsidization of interest on the loan for a number of developers and to compensate part of the rent.

The Central Bank has closed 326 sites of creditors

The number of sites of false banks blocked by the Central Bank increased sevenfold in a year – from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. There are 326 of them, it follows from the data of the center for the fight against cybercrime (FinCERT) with the regulator, which Izvestiya got acquainted with.

“Binbank” and “Discovery” revealed the details of the merger

The merger of Binbank and Otkritie FC will be completed by mid-2019. This was reported to Izvestia by the press services of credit institutions. The legal merger of FC Otkritie and Binbank is scheduled for January 1, 2019.

“Agricultural Bank” capitalize by 25 billion rubles

Rosselkhozbank (RSHB) is planned to be capitalized by 15 billion rubles in 2019 and another 10 billion rubles in 2020.

The State Duma Committee approved the amendments to the budget for 2018

The amendments provide for an increase in total revenue by 1 trillion 874.0 billion rubles – they will amount to 18.947 trillion rubles. Total spending is increasing by 212.7 billion rubles, to 16.808 trillion rubles. The share of expenditures to the volume of GDP will decrease by 0.3 percentage points. The federal budget surplus in 2018 will increase by more than four times compared with the indicators indicated in the current version of the budget – it will amount to 2.137 trillion rubles.

Near Tomsk will extract rare minerals

Tomsk company TISK has started the development of a polymetals deposit. We are talking about Turuntaevsky mine. It is located near Tomsk. The company will invest 3 billion rubles in its development. In the next five years, TISK plans to conduct exploration and start mining ores. In the future, processing is also possible. At the first stage, the investment will be about 200 million rubles.

Zinc reserves in the ore deposit is estimated at 700 thousand tons. Associated and precious metals – 70 thousand tons. In addition to this deposit in the Tomsk region, TISK has licenses for the development of six sites: for the extraction and processing of sand, sand and gravel, fractionated gravel, rubble, expanded clay shale, and brown coal.


Protests in Bulgaria

The police of the Bulgarian city of Blagoevgrad intends to take measures to end the protest of motorists. As reported by BGNES, the E-79 highway has been blocked by motorists who have been complaining for four hours due to high prices for automobile fuel, the upcoming increase in OSAGO and an increase in the size of the transport tax on old cars.

“Due to the impossibility of organizing the protest to control the participants of the action, the police will conduct an operation to restore public order,” BGNES quotes a statement from the police department.

Trump discussed in Paris with Putin, Macron and Merkel DSMD and Syria

US President Donald Trump discussed during a working lunch at the Elysee Palace with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel a number of topics, including the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium and Short-Range Missiles (DRDM), the situation in Syria as well as trade and sanction issues

Theresa May Expresses Readiness for “Other” Relations with Russia

According to RIA Novosti with reference to the prepared text of the Prime Minister’s speech, in his speech, May recalls the dangers borne by Moscow and praises the countries of the West for unity “in the face of Russia’s violation of world rules.”

The British Prime Minister expressed the hope that the Russian side would abandon “attacks undermining international security” to build “other relations” with London.

“We hope that the Russian state will choose this path. If it does this, we will behave in a similar way, ”says Mei.

British Foreign Minister spoke about the purpose of his visit to Riyadh

United Kingdom Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday to discuss the murder of Saudi opposition journalist Jamal Hashukji and then the United Arab Emirates to discuss the war in Yemen, according to a statement from the British Foreign Office.

Participants of the march in honor of the independence of Poland burned the flag of the EU

In Poland, during a march in honor of the country’s independence, the participants in the nationalist organization burned the flag of the European Union. The activists accompanied their actions with shouts:

“Down with the European Union!”, – writes “RG”.

Putin’s assistant announced his visit to Istanbul

Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the ceremony of completing the construction of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. This was stated by Assistant Head of State Yury Ushakov. The event will be held in Istanbul on November 19, writes “Izvestia”.

In Khakassia, pens with “disappearing” inks were found at three sites

Pens with allegedly disappearing ink were found at three polling stations in Khakassia, the chairman of the electoral committee of the republic, Alexander Chumanin, told reporters.


Israeli military killed one of the leaders of Hamas in the Gaza Strip

Five Palestinians, including one of the key field commanders of Hamas, were killed during the raid by Israeli special forces in the Gaza Strip. This was reported by the newspaper Haaretz. The victim was the deputy head of the elite military unit of Hamas “From al-Din al-Qassam” Nur Barak.

Netanyahu interrupted visit to Paris because of the situation in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to end his visit to Paris, where he is at events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and return to his homeland.

South Korea and the DPRK have begun the elimination of border posts

Seoul and Pyongyang completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from 22 security posts in the demilitarized zone. The military of South and North Korea began the destruction of 20 security posts along the border between the two countries. Previously, they were withdrawn troops and weapons.

Russian military inspectors to visit Anaconda exercises in Poland

From 12 to 16 November 2018, within the framework of the implementation of the Vienna Document 2011 on confidence- and security-building measures, the Russian group of inspectors plans to conduct a visit to observe certain types of military activities in Poland, said the head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear Hazard Sergey Ryzhkov.

China’s army will recruit 40 female pilots in 2019

The Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army of China plans to recruit 40 women across the country as pilots in 2019, Xinhua news agency reported November 11.

Arab-Kurdish troops resumed operations against terrorists in Syria

The message on the resumption of operations against the militants of the Islamic State (an organization whose activity is prohibited in the Russian Federation) was made by the press service of the Arab-Kurdish detachments Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on November 11, RIA Novosti reports.

New satellite communications station launched by the military in the Arctic

It is noted that the deployed station will improve the communication system and management units of the district in the area, will provide uninterrupted secure communication channels.

German fighter jets continue to fly over Estonia

Eurofighter German Air Force fighters continue to carry out a mission to protect the airspace over the Baltic countries and are stationed at Ämari air base near Tallinn, from Monday to Friday they will make daily training flights over the territory of Estonia at low altitudes.

Poltorak promised to respond to Russia’s “possible aggression” on the Black Sea

The Minister of Defense of Ukraine made another statement about how the Ukrainian army “is ready to confront Russia.” At the same time, Stepan Poltorak said that Russia “may resort to aggressive actions on the Black Sea”.

Exactly ready (to confront Russia). We draw conclusions from what is happening in the Azov Sea. We have there (in the Black Sea) room for maneuver and escalating efforts. Russia is not the full owner of the Black Sea, because there are NATO countries there, their interests are there.


Scientists have created a bacterium capable of producing oxygen on Mars

According to scientists, to make the Red Planet suitable for human life will allow salts found in the soil of Mars. Scientific figures were able to create a genetically modified organism that could have the strongest effect on the chemical compound perchlorate.

Scientists have discovered a brain microflora

According to Professor Roberts, realizing “what and where to look,” scientists examined brain tissue samples of 34 healthy people, roughly in half of people with schizophrenia and healthy, and noticed bacteria in everyone.

Spanish scientists have named the causes of aging skin

As it turned out, with age, the dermal fibroblasts acquire the characteristics of the adipocytes that make up adipose tissue. This leads to loss of cellular identity and blocking collagen production. It ends with the fact that the skin begins to age.

Scientists explain the reason for the preservation of the bones of ancient dinosaurs

Researches were conducted by scientists from the universities of Yale, Brussels, Bonn and the American Museum of Natural History, reports site Naked Science.
A group of special chemical elements in brown stains the bones and teeth of dinosaurs containing them. Such compounds are resistant to water and have properties that protect against bacteria. Now scientists are closer to answering the question of how the soft tissues of dinosaur remains have been preserved for hundreds of millions of years.

Created a device that separates the current of the spins in liquid light

Researchers from Skoltech, together with their foreign colleagues, came up with a way to separate the “liquid light” into streams with different spins. Spin current manipulation has great potential for use in modern photon devices.

Nano-springs with unique magnetic properties created

For the first time in the world, scientists from Russia and South Korea created iron and cobalt nano-springs. The latest scientific development has unique magnetic properties and can be involved in the creation of nanosensors, nanorobots, new types of memory and agents for drug delivery in the most complex, including cancer.

Invented a new manufacturing technology MAX phases

Layered materials with the properties of ceramics and metal are called MAX phases, but until recently it was possible to manufacture only small forms of such materials. The development of Russian scientists allows to obtain bulk products in just one technological phase.

Why babies and adults laugh differently

Experts from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands concluded that babies express their positive emotions in the same way that chimpanzees do. It’s all about breathing: children between the ages of 3 and 18 months laugh not only on the exhale, but also on the inhale.

Inhabitants of the Andes adapted to high-altitude life thanks to potato

The most important factor adapting to the highlands, scientists have called changes in the genes responsible for the processing of starch. The cultivation of potatoes in the Andes was practiced for a very long time, so the ancient Indians quickly adapted to the thin air of the mountain range.

Walking outdoors can prevent myopia in children

During the experiment, experts found that walking in the fresh air reduces the risk of myopia in children by 60%. Therefore, scientists advise more walking, so that the eyes can look into the distance and focus on objects at a distance.

Station “Voyager 2” leaves the solar system

The Voyager-2 station goes into outer space, leaving the solar system. As well as Voyager-1, the second unit was launched in 1977. The first probe carries on board the message to aliens, it contains information about the Earth and humanity.

Rocket Lab made another successful commercial launch.

At the beginning of this year, the first successful commercial launch of the Electron carrier with three similar devices on board was made. Early in the morning of November 11, a second commercial launch was successfully conducted from a spaceport in New Zealand, only this time with a large number of satellites. A web video appeared on the web.

2 exoplanets wandering in complete darkness discovered in the Milky Way

Astronomers from Poland discovered 2 exoplanets wandering in complete darkness in the Milky Way galaxy. We are talking about worlds without stars, which we managed to find with the help of data analysis “Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment”.

The scientist questioned Einstein’s theory of gravity.

A scientist investigating a supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy questions Einstein’s theory of gravity. Information shared edition Express.

“We were able to get close enough to be able to see stars in orbit for ten years. There is a star S0-2, which rotates every 16 years. She gave the first evidence that supermassive black holes really exist. This 16-year S0-2 orbit mapping has allowed the team to test how gravity works near a supermassive black hole – a mysterious object weighing about 4 million suns. We were looking for a slight wobble while she was close to a black hole. Studies show how gravity blends space and time. We have discovered a new approach to the study of supermassive black holes through the orbits of stars, ”the scientists noted.

In Sweden, micro-chips are implanted in citizens

For five years, Biohax has been engaged in the implantation of chips, which should allow to simplify the lives of people. An electronic device is implanted into a person’s hand between the index finger and thumb. The whole operation lasts a few seconds and after it there is no scar.


Telegram will get its blockchain platform

By the end of November 2018, the company Pavel Durov will launch a new project – blockchain – a platform based on the popular Telegram messenger. Telegram Open Network will conduct transactions faster than its competitors and will be equal to Visa and Mastercard. The new unit of cryptocurrency will be called Gram.

Facebook has filed a patent on a geolocation search engine

Facebook has applied for a patent, which secures the technology of users searching for a network of friends on geolocation.

Headphone Air Cleaner

Dyson filed patents on a wearable air purifier in the form of a pair of headphones. The device is designed to ensure that a person breathes fresh air while being in the center of the city or on the production site.

What viruses threaten Apple users

At the end of September, information security specialist, founder of Digita Security, Patrick Wardle realized how the creator of the Fruitfly Mac virus, Philip Durachinsky, had infected computers on the macOS system for more than 13 years, after which he stole files, overheard users and spied on them

Facebook introduced the Lasso music service to combat TikTok

The function relished a lot of teenagers. As part of the competition, Facebook launched its own analogue of the social network, called Lasso. The Verge doubts that the company will be able to attract the attention of young men, who make up only 5% of users.

Hackers trade $ 50 digital data

Cybercriminals trade digital identities for $ 50. Hackers offer digital data of a person for as low as $ 50. For this amount, the buyer receives bank details and account in social networks.

New Google Chrome protects against scams on the Internet

Millions of people make paid subscriptions every month without knowing it. In the version of the browser Chrome 71, when visiting such a site, a warning will be displayed that when specifying the number, the user can be connected to a paid subscription. To prevent it from being displayed, resources will be obliged to indicate all paid services. This innovation will spread to sites that require visitors to specify a phone number before viewing content.

YouTube is now available for the Nintendo Switch.

It is noted that in the YouTube application, you can also watch videos shot in 360-degree format. Recall that the first application for the Nintendo Switch was Hulu, released last year.

Samsung joined the Artificial Intelligence Partnership

As part of the partnership, Samsung will join the working group on the interaction of people with artificial intelligence and will study the possible ways of human communication with intelligent systems. In addition, the company will be engaged in research related to the safety of AI

LinkedIn introduced the function “events” in test mode

LinkedIn brand manager Ashu Dooby told the VentureBeat publication that during the test period, the organizers will only be able to create events that are open to everyone. It is assumed that later privacy settings will make events visible, for example, only for members of a particular community.

Most Asian countries use illegal software.

Experts of the largest software copyright holder company for personal computers conducted their research and found that in Asian countries the majority of users (more than 80%) use illegal programs to carry out their activities.

New technology eSIM for mobile phones earned in Russia

A new eSIM technology for mobile phones has begun work in Russia, Apple representatives said. With this feature, phone owners can call other countries from their number without a standard SIM card.

Slider Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 withstood 350 thousand disclosures

The Chinese enthusiast decided to find out how many disclosures the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will withstand. Recall that during the presentation of the gadget, the manufacturer announced about 300 thousand disclosures. As it turned out, the device really maintains this and even more. Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 broke its own record.

The LapPi Kit turns the Raspberry Pi Mini PC into a laptop

The Kickstarter site has completed a fundraiser for the release of the LapPi kits. The LapPi Kit allows you to turn the Raspberry Pi mini-PC into a laptop.

Meizu X8 will get a gradient version

It seems that chameleon type coloring has gained great popularity among smartphone manufacturers and will become a new trend in the color palette of many mobile device makers, including Meizu. The company decided to release a gradient version of the recently introduced X8 smartphone.

Seagate and Western Digital Will Build 100TB Hard Drives

Companies Western Digital and Seagate intend to create hard drives with a capacity of more than 100 TB. In the production of “hard drives” it will be possible to break through the use of innovative HAMR-and MAMR-technologies. Seagate is currently producing a 14 TB Barracuda device.

Hoover cordless vacuum cleaner introduced

The American company Hoover enters the market with a novelty, a wireless vacuum cleaner H-Free. The technology used to create this vacuum cleaner will be able to meet the needs of all customers and provide comfort throughout use.

New vivo Y95 smartphone spotted on Geekbench

The new mobile device Vivo Y95 was tested on the benchmark Geekbench. Smartphone control under the code “vivo vivo 1807” with 4 GB of RAM is assigned, presumably, to the Android OS 8.1 with a proprietary platform. Vivo Y95 is based on Snapdragon 439.

New Half-Life can come out with Valve’s VR helmet

The network has photos with the developed device. On the popular photo hosting Imgur there were pictures of a VR headset with the logo of the gaming company Valve, but the authenticity of the photo remains unclear. Reports resource UploadVR about it.

NetGear Nighthawk AX8 Router Supports Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax)

NetGear announced the sale of Nighthawk AX8 wireless routers. A key feature of the new product is Wi-Fi 6 support (what used to be called IEEE 802.11ax). The basis of the device is a quad-core 64-bit processor operating at 1.8 GHz.


Part of the films of the Arctic open festival in Arkhangelsk will be shown with sign and typhoid translations

Part of the films of the competitive program of the II International Film Festival of the Arctic Countries Arctic open, which will be held in Arkhangelsk from December 6 to 9, will be shown with sign language interpretation so that people with hearing and vision impairments can watch them.

In Kaliningrad, looking for actors to shoot in the film “Port”

As reported in the social network Vkontakte in the group “Filming in cinema in Kaliningrad”, the next episode of the serial film “Port” will be filmed in the city tomorrow. On November 12, men and women are invited to the scene at the cemetery.

An exhibition on the 200th anniversary of I.S. Turgeneva

A book exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Russian writer Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev opened in the Orthodox Information Library Center of the Yekaterinburg Diocese

St. Petersburg will host a lecture on the interregnum of 1825

The library of “Old Kolomna” will host a lecture by Jacob Gordin “The Interregnum of 1825 – Utopia Gets Outlines,” according to the official website of the Lermontov Library.

The historian, publicist, and editor-in-chief of Zvezda magazine, Jacob Gordin, will tell the meeting participants about the events of 1825: after the death of Alexander I, Russia found itself in a dynastic impasse. Nicholas was not allowed to the throne because of the resistance of the Guards generals, Constantine refused to reign. There was a new oath – an unprecedented “oath” in Russian history – a violation by the soldiers of the oath. The lecture will continue the cycle “Guards Utopia – Russian Guard through the Century. 1725-1825. ”

Verdi’s Jerusalem opera will be heard for the first time in Moscow

Giuseppe Verdi’s Jerusalem opera will be performed for the first time in Russia on November 20 in the Tchaikovsky Hall. According to the organizers, the opera will be presented by the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center in concert performance.

The Lezgin Theater will host the premiere of “Yetim Emin”

Honored Artist of Russia Abdullah Habibov speaks as a brave and freedom-loving, humane and noble, generous and honest mountaineer Etima Emin

Applicants for the award “Paradise”

An exhibition of photos of the best Novosibirsk performances was opened in the House of Actor. It presents applicants for professional theater award “Paradise”. The jury is now working hard, and the audience vote goes

Russia has established an award for the best performance in Russian classics

In Russia, they established an award for the best theatrical production based on the works of Russian classics. The relevant decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the document is posted on the official website of the Government of Russia.

The Eurasia Foundation will hold an evening in memory of artists in Orenburg

Residents of Orenburg are invited to recall two outstanding Orenburg artists: a virtuoso engraver and an outstanding watercolorist, a master of bookplate and book illustrator Vladimir Sergeyevich Bobrov (1937-2017) and a book artist Fyodor Mikhailovich Ablenin (1952-2018) invites the Orenburg charitable foundation “Eurasia”.

Draft novel by Turgenev “Fathers and Children” will show in St. Petersburg

A draft manuscript of the novel “Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev, which was purchased at Christie’s in 1999, will be presented for the first time to the general public at an exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the writer’s birth. It will be held at the Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House) in St. Petersburg, according to the organization’s TASS.

Middle East Louvre for the year since its opening

Over a million people visited the Middle East Louvre in Abu Dhabi, which is a branch of the world famous French museum. This was reported in an electronic version of the newspaper Al-Shark al-Ausat, quoting a special statement by the museum’s directorate, distributed on the occasion of the first anniversary of the opening of the largest collection of European painting, sculpture and graphics in the Middle East.

Stars of St. Petersburg ballet gave a gala concert in Shanghai

The ballet stars of the leading theaters of St. Petersburg gave two concerts in Shanghai, in which numbers from the golden fund of world classics, original modern productions and creative experiments were presented. The concerts were held with great success on November 9-10 on the stage of the opera hall of the Shanghai Oriental Art Center in the Pudong district.

Written in foreign languages works of Turgenev translated into Russian

The works of the writer Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, as well as his letters written in French, German and English, which are in public funds, archives and museums, have been translated into Russian. About this TASS told the director of the Oryol Museum writer Vera Efremova.

She explained that Turgenev wrote stories and plays not only in Russian. Most of the so-called “children’s fairy tales”, as the writer himself called them, were written in French, and correspondence was conducted in English, German, and French.

The main work on the translation of the heritage of a famous writer was carried out in the 70s, 80s of the 20th century. In the 1990s, work was suspended.


10-hour BAHMARAFON passed in Zaryadye

Moscow hosted the first Russian music marathon dedicated to the 333th anniversary of Bach. The concert was attended by recognized masters of Bach music from Russia and abroad. BAKHMARAFON was the culmination of the 18th ArsLonga International Music Festival, which started on September 27 from a concert in Simferopol.

Donald Trump will award Elvis Presley the highest award of the USA

US President Donald Trump will posthumously award Elvis Presley the “King of Rock and Roll” to the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award ceremony will be held on November 16th.

This is the country’s highest award for civilians. It is honored by people who “have made a special contribution to the security and protection of the national interests of the United States, to the maintenance of world peace, as well as for achievements in the field of culture or other public and private spheres.”

Elvis Presley is an American singer and actor who became one of the first performers included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42 from cardiac arrest.

Vivacello anniversary cello music festival starts in Moscow

The tenth international festival of cello music Vivacello opens in the Moscow hall “Zaryadye” with the premiere of a work by Gia Kancheli written for the artistic director of the review Boris Andrianov. This was reported in the press service of the review.

Music Festival “Mariinsky” opened in Samara

The 11th Mariinsky Music Festival opened at the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Earlier this Samara festival, held since 2008, was called “Mstislav Rostropovich”, but from this year changed its name to “Mariinsky”.

Sting and Shaggy will perform on the stage of the “Olympic” in Moscow

The name of the new record was formed from the telephone codes of the UK, where Sting was born, and Jamaica, where Shaggy came from.

In St. Petersburg will host a concert “Bi-2”

In the “Ice Palace” in St. Petersburg, at the final stages of a large-scale tour in support of the album “Event Horizon” the B-2 group will once again play a familiar concert program with an updated set design and new video sequence.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was taken to hospital after the concert

Guitarist of the American rock band Aerosmith Joe Perry, giving a concert in New York, felt bad. He was taken to a medical facility, writes the Internet portal TMZ. The musician performed with pianist Billie Joel in the sports and entertainment complex Madison Square Garden

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