30 Jan, 2018

“Kremlin list” for the US Congress

The US Treasury Department presented the so-called “Kremlin report” to the congress in the framework of the law on sanctions against the Russian Federation.

The “Kremlin report” includes the names of 114 high-ranking Russian officials and state company executives, as well as 96 oligarchs with a fortune of over one billion dollars. The most senior person on the list was Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The list also included the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.

Among the oligarchs are mentioned: entrepreneurs Oleg Deripaska, Roman Abramovich, Vladimir Potanin, Alisher Usmanov, Suleiman Kerimov, Mikhail Fridman, Arkady Vekselberg.

The “list of oligarchs” also included one of the richest people in Russia, chairman of the board of directors of AFK Sistema Vladimir Evtushenkov, ruble trillionaire, CEO of ZAO Severgrupp, chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Power Machines and chairman of the board of directors of Sveza CJSC Alexei Mordashov , the main owner of MMK Viktor Rashnikov, the president and co-owner of the oil company Lukoil Vagit Alekperov, the owner of the Novolipetsk metallurgical plant Vladimir Lisin.

The list also includes a member of the board of the company “Sibur” Kirill Shamalov, whose name the press associated with the alleged daughter of Vladimir Putin, Katerina Tikhonova. According to the media, until recently they were married, but already divorced. Kirill’s father, co-owner of the Rossiya bank Nikolai Shamalov, who is credited with Putin’s inner circle, was previously included in the EU blacklist.

The former head of Rossetei Oleg Budargin, who left his post in September 2017, the heads of Inter RAO Boris Kovalchuk and RusHydro, Nikolai Shulginov, also fell into the Kremlin’s list of oligarchs. At the same time, replaced Pavel Budavin Pavel Livinsky in the list is not included.

In addition, the list includes the developer of Kaspersky Lab Evgeny Kaspersky, the head of Yandex Arkady Volozh, the former co-owner of the Mail.ru Group Yuri Milner, the Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matvienko, the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, the chairman of the board and the deputy chairman of the board of directors PJSC Gazprom Alexey Miller, general director of the Rostekh corporation Sergey Chemezov.

Among the figurants of the report, Russian ministers – the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, the head of the Ministry of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, the head of the RF Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov.

The list includes the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin and the head of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov. The administration of the president’s administration also entered the list. In the “Kremlin report”, in particular, the head of the AP Anton Vaino, his first deputy Alexei Gromov, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, presidential aide Vladislav Surkov are mentioned.

The list also includes the heads of state banks VTB and Sberbank Andrei Kostin and German Gref, as well as former co-owner of Binbank Mikhail Shishkhanov. Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC), was also included in the “Kremlin report”.

According to Interfax, a separate part of the report is a list of enterprises with a state share of more than 25% and revenues of more than $ 2 billion.

It was noted that the report does not imply the immediate imposition of new sanctions. However, experts believe that a mention in the list may complicate the conduct of business for the defendants. In particular, the new measures introduced by Washington threaten to cut the access of these individuals to operations with foreign financial institutions.

Briefly about the main thing …

POLICY

In the Congress held a secret briefing on sanctions against Russia

The US Congress held a secret briefing on the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, it was conducted by representatives of the State Department and the administration of President Donald Trump. The event on its page was told by a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat Ben Cardin.

Head of the CIA announced the forthcoming intervention of the Russian Federation in the elections in the country

Russia intends to actively intervene in the midterm elections in the United States in 2018, said the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo.

US accused the Russian Federation of violating the UN Security Council resolution on the DPRK

The US State Department on Monday again accused Russia of violating the UN Security Council resolutions on the DPRK and stated in this regard that “there is no time for excuses”.

FBI deputy head Andrew McCabe resigned

The deputy director of the US FBI, Andrew McCabe, resigned, CBS News reported. The interlocutor of the channel, familiar with the situation, said that Mr. McCabe had to leave his post ahead of schedule.

In the British House of Lords, they spoke in favor of expanding dialogue with Russia

In the upper chamber of the British Parliament – the House of Lords – there were debates on cooperation with Russia. A number of participants in the hearings spoke in favor of expanding the dialogue between London and Moscow

Pushkov threatened Poland with cessation of sale of Russian gas

Previously, Pushkov criticized the statement of the President of Poland on the conditions for the purchase of Russian gas, calling it “strange.” The state-owned Polish oil and gas company PGNiG purchases most of the gas from Gazprom.

Poland will finish until Russia stops selling gas to it. Let them take him even from Africa. There is no point in meeting Warsaw. – Alexei Pushkov, Russian public figure

The Belgian parliament has a resolution to lift sanctions against Russia

The Parliament of Belgium has made a resolution on the lifting of economic sanctions from Russia, said the leader of the “Flemish interest” Philip Devinter

The US refused to participate in the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue in Sochi

US representatives will not attend as observers at the Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue in Sochi, the US Embassy in Moscow

The European Parliament approved the launch of the sanctions procedure against Poland

The profile committee of the European Parliament approved the launch of a procedure against Poland under Article 7 of the EU Treaty, which could lead to the country’s deprivation of the right to vote in the Council of the EU, according to the broadcasts from the committee’s meeting room.

Rodchenkov: all orders for the doping program of Russia came from Putin

Grigory Rodchenkov, former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory and informant of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), said that all actions related to the doping program of Russia were conducted on the orders of President Vladimir Putin.

All orders came from the president of the country. Only he could put such tasks before the FSB. Putin knew about the doping program in Russia, and Mutko, who before him reported, said that the president knows about me. – Grigory Rodchenkov, chemist

ARMY AND WEAPONS

The State Department called on Russia to stop the “dangerous” interceptions of aircraft

The US Department of State expressed deep concern over the interception of a Russian reconnaissance aircraft by an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea and called on Moscow to stop such actions in order to avoid dangerous incidents and clashes

Ministry of Defense: the number of conscripts in the landing force was reduced by half in four years

“The body of professionals, increasing every year, relentlessly reduces the proportion of those serving under the draft,” the Ministry of Defense stated. By the end of January, for the Airborne Forces, the draft company ended with the taking of an oath for about 5,000 servicemen.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia adopted new models of Kalashnikov assault rifles

The director for external communications of the concern “Kalashnikov” Sofia Ivanova confirmed to RIA Novosti that the Ministry of Defense took the new automatic weapons. Earlier in the department, they announced that they would select an automatic rifle for combat equipment “Ratnik” based on tests of models AK-12, AK-15 and AEK-971.

The US military losses in Afghanistan increased by more than a third in a year

For 12 months in the fighting in Afghanistan, 14 were killed and 127 US military were injured, media reported. The previous reporting period was completed in November 2016. For 12 months, the losses rose by 35%

The US rejected the demand of Turkey to withdraw military advisers from Manbije

The US “does not consider the possibility” of withdrawing troops from Syrian Manbije (80 km from Aleppo). This is reported by CNN with reference to the commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votela.

Kurds in Africa say that Turkey bombs civilians

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey announced on January 20 the beginning of the operation “Olive Branch” against the formation of Kurds in Syrian Afrina, later the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the beginning of a ground operation in Africa. Simultaneously with Turkey, the militants of the “Syrian Free Army” are active.

Poroshenko opened Ukraine for a year for foreign military personnel

From today, foreign military can legally be on the territory of Ukraine. The corresponding law was signed on Monday by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. True, with one reservation – “exercises” on the land of Ukraine, foreigners can hold until the end of 2018.

The siloviki placed heavy artillery in the Donbass, the DNR

Ukrainian security forces placed heavy artillery near the contact line in Donbass, Eduard Bazurin, deputy commander of the operative command of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, told journalists on Monday

In Turkey, 311 agitators were arrested against the operation in Africa

Turkish law enforcement officers held during the week the detention of 311 people who carried out agitation against the behavior of the Turkish army’s military operation in Africa. They are charged with propaganda of terrorism.

SOCIETY

German automakers were accused of experiments on humans and animals

The largest German carmakers were accused of experimenting with humans and animals, whose purpose was to identify the effects of nitrogen dioxide on their health. In the center of the scandal were Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. Information about the experiments was published in the newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung

Putin called for ensuring the growth of salaries of Russians

The growth of real incomes should concern both the budget sector and commercial enterprises, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Increasing the efficiency of our economy through the development of labor potential is a large, complex task that requires close interaction of society, business, the state, their readiness to seek and find a balance of interests. – Vladimir Putin

Ministry of Transport proposed to forbid to drop free riders to frost

The Ministry of Transport proposed to prohibit landing stowaways in the cold. The corresponding bill is under consideration in the government.

The State Duma supported the restriction of the sale of liquid for veypov

The head of the Duma committee on health protection, coordinator of the United Russia party project “Healthy Future” Dmitry Morozov supports the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation on limiting the sales of liquids for electronic cigarettes. This was reported on Monday in the press service of United Russia.

In Russia, the birth rate has fallen sharply

In the current year, the birth rate in Russia fell by almost 10.9%, the ministry’s report says. Born 1.7 million people, which is 203.4 thousand less than last year. At the same time, the mortality rate also decreased compared to 2016 – by 63.6 thousand people, amounting to 1.8 million people.

The number of women of reproductive age until 2032 or 2035 will decrease by 28%. Assuming that in this situation the absolute number of births will remain at the level of 1.8-1.9 million, it is not necessary, unfortunately. – Maxim Topilin

In Russia, the number of crimes committed by foreigners has decreased

Foreigners in the year 2017 began to commit in Russia to 6.6% less crimes, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.

Medvedev approved the list of services provided in any MFC of the country

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a list of services that can be obtained at the multifunctional center (MFC).

This means that it is possible to file documents, obtain a result on these documents in any subdivision of the relevant state body, the extrabudgetary fund or in the MFC, that is, in the multifunctional center, if there are relevant agreements. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian statesman

The court banned the use of user data “VKontakte”

On Monday, January 29, the Ninth Arbitration Court of Appeal partially granted the suit of the social network VKontakte to the company Double (operates under the Double Data brand), the developer of software for analyzing a large amount of data – the defendant is prohibited from using for their own purposes user data the most massive Russian social network.

The FIU told about the planned increase in payments to beneficiaries since February

The monthly cash payment (EDV), sent to Russia by almost 15.5 million beneficiaries, will increase by 2.5% from February 1. This was reported by the press service of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFR). It is noted that the same amount will be increased the size of the set of social services included in the EDR.

Overdue marshmallows and socks for winning the festival

In the city of Rzhev, Tver region, the pensioner was given an overdue marshmallow and socks for winning the creativity festival. This is reported by the portal tverigrad.ru.

The 62-year-old woman received this award at the ceremony of awarding the participants of the XI Open Festival of the Creativity of Older People “I Love You, Life!” In the Rzhev House of Culture in the nomination “Decorative and Applied Creativity”, presenting the jury of the painting and embroidery with ribbons.

The award was presented by the head of Rzhev Vadim Rodilivov. In the package that was presented to them, the pensioner discovered men’s socks, a box of overdue marshmallow, three sweets and a postcard “Happy New Year.

TRAVELS

In Spain, imposed sanctions against drunken tourists

In Spain, they impose sanctions against drunken tourists. The authorities of the main tourist city, Palma, intend to impose restrictions on the sale of alcohol. The tourist flow in the Spanish Palma at times increases in the summer.

In Kabardino-Balkaria, a sanatorium will be built near the hydrogen sulfide springs

Within the framework of the project, roads were built and reconstructed to recreational facilities, including a thermal spring in the village of Ausheger and the Upper Blue Lake

Tourists will start driving on excursions to the Kazan cemeteries

The guests of the city will be shown the graves of outstanding personalities. In Kazan this year it is planned to start excursions around the ancient cemeteries.

On Yamal will create more than ten mountain shelters for tourists

In the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YNAO), 11 new mountain shelters for tourists in the Polar Urals are planned to be built, Tass learned from the regional administration

Authorities of the DPRK create a recreation zone at the site of the military test site

Today it became known that in the east of North Korea it is planned to create a large resort. According to the latest information, the place for recreation of citizens will be arranged in the coastal zone of Wonsan-Kalma.

Japan and Korea began joint promotion of combined tours

“I am sure that the combined tours of Korea and Japan will give Russian tourists a special unforgettable experience,” Kang Namgu considers. In his opinion, Korea has a huge potential as a center for transit tourism to the countries of the eastern hemisphere, including Japan.

SHOW BUSINESS

Meryl Streep registered her name as a trademark

The 68-year-old Strip paid a fee of $ 275. Thus, her name will become a registered trademark, and therefore use the words “Meryl Streep” in the field of entertainment services without its permission will not be

Angelina Jolie visited Syrian refugees in Jordan

Actress Angelina Jolie visited the Syrian refugee camp in Jordan and described how “hard on her heart” because of the war in Syria, reports the Associated Press.

Poems about temples-brothels and popes

Shnurov got rid of not only the priests, but also the temples, which he compared to brothels: – A brothel is a brothel.
And what about the fact that they put on their cassocks? Not a form, like, a man paints. Among the priests are the fagots In the bad meaning of this word. – Sergei Shnurov

Ukrainian writer accused Bulgakov and Pushkin of plagiarism

Ukrainian writer Yuri Vinnichuk in his column on the portal Zbruch accused the classics of Russian literature Mikhail Bulgakov and Alexander Pushkin in plagiarism.

With Bulgakov the problem. However, as with Pushkin, whom the French do not perceive, considering the usual epigone of French poetry. A lot of classic poems by Pushkin, including “The Letter of Tatyana” – it’s a rehash from French. – Yuri Vinnichuk, Ukrainian writer

In a fur coat and shorts: Kim Kardashian again bared

On one frame, Kim stands in a fur coat, flinging it open. Under the coat, she only has cowards, and they are more like a string. On the other photo, she is up on her knees on her hands and knees and looks at the photos.

Dzhigurda could not get the right to multimillion-dollar inheritance

Everyone famous actor and singer Nikita Dzhigurda is not very happy with the decision of the court about the legacy of Bratash, which was re-sent for re-examination due to the revealed inaccuracies and errors in the procedural documents and Dzhigurde will have to fight for the right to multi-million-dollar inheritance anew.

Woody Allen’s new film may not come out because of a sex scandal

Woody Allen’s new film “Rainy Day in New York” with Timothy Shalame in the title role may not go on a broad roll due to a newly escalated sexual scandal around the figure of the director and his adopted daughter, the portal on January 29 told The Telegraph.

Users offered to watch Buzovoy clips without sound

YouTube video sharing subscriber Ekaterina Zaykova posted a clip in her account that became a parody of Olga Buzova’s famous “Little Half” hit. It is noteworthy that the girl supplemented the video with a sign translation.

The number of sites for musicians in the Moscow subway will increase

As reported in the press service of the Moscow Metro, until February 25, artists can leave online application for participation in the project. It is planned that in the third season the number of sites for performances of musicians will increase to 32.

Ex-wife Dzhigarkhanyan is waiting for his return

Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya added that she does not consider her ex-husband guilty, but does not understand why he chose such tactics. Moreover, the pianist believes in the return of Dzhigarkhanyan and declares that she did not appropriate either the apartments or the money of the master.

Senchina left her husband and son a luxurious inheritance

According to TV channel 78, after the death of pop star Lyudmila Senchina, there was a country house in the closed cottage village “Kultura” and an apartment on the Petrograd side. Now it is to be divided between the third husband Vladimir Andreev and the only son Vyacheslav Timoshin

In New York, Grammy Awards were awarded, including for the song “Putin”

In New York, the 60th ceremony of awarding the music award of the National Academy of Arts and Technology of the United States Grammy was held. As before, the intrigue before the announcement of the names of the winners remained to the last.

Sarah Jessica Parker spoke about impressions from Moscow and St. Petersburg

American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the role of Carrie Bradshaw in the series “Sex and the City” spoke about his impressions of visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg.

“From the first moments, when I was surrounded by fans, I suddenly felt so good, free, calm. You see, in any country in the world I was not given gifts at autograph sessions. And in Russia everyone came up and gave me something to remember! “- told Parker in an interview with Izvestia.

She noted that she received as a present from the fans matryoshka dolls, a balalaika, a kerchief, a warm shawl, a lace collar, lacy napkins, books, CDs with music, and ballet pointes.

Widow Rumiantseva spoke about the relationship of the wife with lesbians and criminals

The widow of the actress Nadezhda Rumyantseva, Willie Hshtoian, told that his wife was besieged throughout the life by “criminals and perverts”. They fell in love with the actress, waited for her near the house and hoped for reciprocal feelings.

Rihanna’s face with wild thoughts during the “Grammys” was stolen by memes

In social networks around the world continues the discussion of the main event of the first month of the new year, the Grammy Awards. Apparently, users were amused by the look on Rihanna’s face during the performance at the ceremony with the song “Wild Thoughts”. Grimaces of the singer became memes on the web.

ECONOMY

Ministry of Energy convicted of betrayal of Russia’s interests

“The participation of foreign organizations in the legal regulation and development of strategic documents in the fuel and energy complex can not be considered as appropriate to the national interests of the Russian Federation,” the Accounting Chamber believes.

Cyprus company Bimersano Services increased its stake in Promsvyazbank

The materials of the PSB state that as the date of the foundation for the acquisition of shares by the Cypriot company is indicated on December 28, 2017 as the closing date of the shareholder register, because the bank has no other information about the date of purchase of Bimersano Services Ltd. securities. As of September 30, 2017, Bimersano Services Ltd had a 1.08% stake in Promsvyazbank.

ExxonMobil invests $ 50 billion in the US economy in five years

The oil company ExxonMobil plans to invest $ 50 billion in the US economy until 2023.

Debts of potential bankrupts exceeded 31 billion rubles

The number of Russians who applied for debt cancellation exceeded 87 thousand in two years. By 2020, the army of potential bankrupts can grow fivefold, analysts warned.

Bloomberg reported on Sberbank’s negotiations on the sale of Denizbank

Sberbank is discussing the sale of Turkish Denizbank to Arab banks, including the largest Dubai bank, Emirates NBD, Bloomberg reported today, citing sources familiar with the situation. According to Reuters, banks from China showed interest in buying.

Singapore invested a record amount in overseas property

The volume of investments last year compared to 2016 increased by 40 percent, and also broke the record, established in 2015, when it was purchased overseas property worth about 27.6 billion dollars.

Big and small businesses have believed each other

The largest corporations and companies with state participation in 2017 purchased goods and services from small and medium-sized businesses for more than 2 trillion rubles. This was reported to Izvestia by the head of the SME Development Corporation Alexander Braverman.

Venezuela had to buy Russian oil for supplies to Cuba

Because of the crisis in Venezuela, the Venezuelan state-owned company PDVSA is experiencing difficulties in implementing the promised oil supplies to Cuba, the company had to purchase Urals oil, sources said. On the island of Curaçao, where the port of Ballen Bay is located, there are oil reservoirs PDVSA.

American “daughter” of TMK announced the launch of an IPO in the US

During the IPO, investors will be offered about 38.3% of the company’s shares, and if the organizers take advantage of the options, then only 42% of the company will be sold. TMK will sell 15.8 million shares of its “daughter”, and another 7.44 million shares sold by Ipsco itself. The price range is set at $ 20-23 per share.

FAS allowed the shareholder of IC Opora to buy the state insurer Yugoria

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia granted the request of Opora, a shareholder of Open World, LLC (Moscow), to purchase a 100% stake in the state insurer Yugoria (Khanty-Mansiysk), the ministry said.

The former president of the bank “Otkrytie” was sheltered by VEB

Mr. Aganbegyan was dismissed from the post of the president of the sanitized bank “FC Otkrytiye” and was removed from the Board of Directors of the “Opening of the Holding” on September 14, 2017

Net profit of the IBC in accordance with RAS for 2017 increased by 5.5 times

The net profit of the Moscow Credit Bank (RAS) in accordance with the Russian Accounting Standards grew by 5.5 times in 2017 as compared to 2016 and amounted to 13.9 billion rubles, according to a press release from the credit institution.

SMP Bank will receive the right to a part of the Pension Fund

Representatives of the SMP Bank and the Pension Fund have not yet commented on the information received. Recall, earlier IA “Infopovod” reported that in April 2015, SMP Bank was able to receive additional funds from the Bank of Russia to continue the rehabilitation of MOSOBLBANK

Georgia finally gave up Russian gas

Georgia finally refused to buy gas from Russia. Georgy Chikovani, deputy head of the Georgian Ministry of Economy, said that Azerbaijan fully covers Azerbaijan’s needs for this type of fuel, radio “Azattyk” (the Kazakh edition of “Radio Liberty”) reports.

Gazprom Neft has opened a large field in Khanty-Mansiysk

The reserves of the facility are estimated at 25 million tons. Gazpromneft-Khantos (part of PJSC Gazprom Neft) has opened a new oil deposit in the Kondinsky district of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District.

ACCIDENTS

Aviation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations will continue searching for the missing vessel “Vostok”

The leadership of the Ministry of Emergency Situations decided that the departmental aviation will continue to search for the vessel “Vostok”, which disappeared in the Sea of Japan.

In Khabarovsk, because of a malfunction, a flight plane from Vladivostok

The plane, the next from Vladivostok to Blagoveshchensk, made an emergency landing at the airport in Khabarovsk.

In Austria, 150 skiers were rescued from a stuck lift on helicopters

In the mountains of Austria emergency services rescued about 150 skiers from the stopped lift.

The child was injured in the collapse of snow from the roof of the house in Magadan

In Magadan, a half-year-old child was injured in the collapse of snow from the roof of one of the houses. According to this fact, a check is being carried out, the press service of the SB RAS for the region reports. The incident occurred on the morning of Tuesday, January 30.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the roof of an apartment building collapsed

The roof of the apartment house collapsed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Tass was informed about this in emergency services.

More than 340 secret tombs with hundreds of bodies found for a year in Mexico

Attorney General of the Mexican state of Veracruz Jorge Winkler reported that in 2017 in 44 municipalities were found more than 340 secret graves. In total, they found 225 bodies, 335 human skulls and more than 30 thousand bone remains

Court arrested a colleague of Navalny

Perovskiy court of Moscow found guilty of repeated violation of the rules of holding a rally of oppositionist Alexei Navalny – Nikolai Lyaskin. The court sentenced him to 15 days of administrative arrest, TASS reported citing the press service of the court.

Former chairman of the party “Social Democrats of Russia” died in jail

The former chairman of the party “Social Democrats of Russia” and ex-candidate for the governors of the Pskov region Alexey Burnatsev died in jail

Same-sex marriage in Denmark left a couple of Russians

Pavel Stotsky and Eugene Wojciechowski, whose passports were found invalid after they were stamped, confirming the same-sex marriage they had made in Denmark, left Russia, according to the Russian LGBT Network, a human rights organization.

In addition, police officers openly stated that they can not protect them from encroachments by homophobic citizens and organizations. This, too, was a hidden threat. Therefore, it was decided that they should leave Russia for now. – Igor Kochetkov, Russian public figure

The schoolgirls who got into the Eternal Fire brought administrative cases

The video with schoolgirls spitting in the Eternal Flame was published by the publication “Notepad Krasnodar” and spread in social networks. It shows two girls with mobile phones, standing near the Eternal Flame. They spit in the fire and dance against the background of a military memorial.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Local news will receive priority in the Facebook feed

Zuckerberg explained that users constantly tell the creators of the social network that they want to see more local news there. Such news helps people understand the problems that affect their lives, the founder of Facebook believes. The first changes in the tape will be tested by US users.

Media called the price of a new smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9

According to journalists, in South Korea, Samsung Galaxy S9 will cost about 890-935 dollars (about 50-52 thousand rubles)

In Russia, there will be domestic smartphones cheaper than 10 thousand rubles

As a material for the manufacture of the case, a glossy glass is chosen. In addition, buyers will be offered Pixelphone S1, which will have more “weak” characteristics. As reported by Hi-tech Mail.ru, the cost of Pixelphone M1 will be less than 10 thousand rubles

Huawei Pay payment service will begin international expansion from Russia

Huawei and UnionPay International have signed an agreement to bring Huawei Pay mobile payment system to the international market, the parties said. “Russia will be the first market outside of China, where the service will be presented,” reads the press release

In Russia, officially launched sales of Huawei Honor View 10

January 29 in the markets of Russia appeared smartphone Huawei Honor View 10. You can buy a novelty for 35 thousand rubles, but soon the cost of the flagship will decrease. Today, officially launched sales of the new flagship from Huawei in Russia.

Microsoft released an update to disable protection from the Specter

In January of this year, the world was aware of such vulnerabilities as Meltdown and Specter, which provoke the unstable operation of many Intel processors. Fighting them hard, and the other day, Microsoft and did release an update that allows you to disable protection against the Specter vulnerability

The announcement of the smartphone VKWorld Mix 3 with a glass panel

The web has information about the imminent release of the phone VKWorld Mix 3. The gadget will enter the market as a successor to MIX Plus, presented last year.

Nissan will launch the production of solar panels and energy storage systems

Nissan announced the creation of Energy Solar, which will produce solar panels and energy storage systems for homes

Intel Core i3 8300 and Core i5 8500 will be available from February 14

The Core i3 8300 model has four cores, but there is no hyper-threading, but it has good base frequencies of 3.7 GHz and 9 MB-L3. The Intel Core i5 8500 has six cores, without a hyper-thread, but will be faster than the Core i5 8400.

Microsoft and Google are preparing to present a universal quantum computer

Companies Microsoft and Google are engaged in the development of quantum computing technology, which should become revolutionary. In the near future, corporations will announce results. At the moment it is not known whether quantum computers can solve real problems

On the development of e-sports in Russia will spend 500 million rubles

The Internet Initiatives Development Fund plans to invest 500 million rubles in startups in the gaming and e-sports. At the first stage, the business accelerator will be launched in conjunction with the M19 cybersport organization.

The crypto-cash start-up fund collected $ 6 million and disappeared, leaving the “penis” on the site

For a week with a small Prodeum raised about $ 6 million, the ICO was to continue until March 13, 2018. However, on January 28, startup customers noticed that all information had disappeared from the company’s website. On the main page left only one word – “penis”.

In “Domodedovo” for S7 customers will earn a system of face recognition

In December 2017, this technology was tested at the S7 office. Accuracy of facial recognition was 90%.

Vivo Xplay7 will be the first smartphone in the world with 10 GB of RAM

On the Internet there were the first photos from the early presentation of the smartphone Vivo Xplay7. As it became known, the novelty will have a powerful iron. It will also become the world’s first phone, which will have 10 GB of RAM.

THE SCIENCE

Engineers have learned to change the color of objects printed on a 3D printer

Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the system ColorFab. That the objects printed on the 3D printer could change their color after printing, the specialists created three types of ink. All of them have one base and a photoinitiator for its hardening

Chemists created a flexible battery of stretchable electrodes

Chemists from Korea have developed an elastic polymer material based on stretchable electrodes, which can be used in flexible lithium-ion batteries. Experimental samples demonstrated the preservation of 100% stable power regardless of the degree of deformation.

In China, they proposed to build a hypersonic biplane

Surprisingly, Chinese experts suggested using a “biplane” design in the development of a prospective hypersonic passenger aircraft. Conclusions of the PRC developers are set forth in the publication Science China.

Archaeologists have discovered the oldest “colored chalk”

One of the oldest examples of coloring matter was discovered by archaeologists from Great Britain. Paints are made in the form of a small bar resembling modern chalks

The skeleton of a dinosaur is found in the Sahara Desert

Scientists of the Egyptian University of Mansour discovered an interesting object in the desert. The researchers found a skeleton of a giant dinosaur from the group of titanosaurs in the region of the Dakhla oasis in northern Egypt. According to preliminary data, this species is about 80 million years old.

Chemists calculated the energy of the attachment of an electron to a molecule of water

American chemists have been able to determine the energy that is required for a water molecule to attach an electron

Will diagnose and predict the patient’s condition

Specialists of the American corporation Google create artificial intelligence (AI), capable of diagnosing, predicting the condition and further development of the disease in the patient

Scientists figured out what the activity of parts of the hippocampus

Scientists from the California Institute in Davis conducted an experiment that showed which parts of the hippocampus are responsible for those or other fragments of memories. The hippocampus is part of the brain, the main function of which is to create and further store different memories

Scientists have read the human genome with the MinION sequencer

American and Canadian specialists were able to read human DNA with the help of the sequencer MinION. In terms of size, the device resembles a smartphone, but the functions of its capabilities helped scientists set a record for the longest reading of the genome.

In China, will build their own trains on a magnetic cushion

High-speed transportation system Maglev (magnetic cushion train) is one of the key projects of the five-year plan (2016-2020) of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to promote the advanced system of transit rail transport.

Scientists have discovered a method of creating implants of calcium mineral

Representatives of the University of Chicago developed a new method that allows you to create special flakes of calcium. Scientists are sure that in the future this technology will be useful for creating implants for bones and joints

SPACE

NASA published photos of the storm raging in the atmosphere of Jupiter

Photos of the most powerful storm raging in the atmosphere of Jupiter, published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA).

The developers called the launch of the Russian orbiting observatory

The Russian orbital observatory “Spectrum-Roentgen-Gamma” (“Spectrum-RG”) can be launched at the end of this – early next year, the head of the scientific program of the project “Radioastron” Yury Kovalev said on Monday.

Space dust can destroy humanity – scientists

Every day almost sixty tons of cosmic dust settles on our planet. Its main source is a near-planetary dust cloud, in second place comets and asteroids, and on the third – a dust cloud near the star. Sometimes a speck of dust comes from interstellar space and rarely from intergalactic space.

Physicists of Moscow State University have developed an algorithm for recognizing signals from space

Thanks to the developed algorithm, Russian physicists expect to explore the Moon, Mars and Jupiter. Based on the results of the work, scientists will be able to provide a complete description of the possible existence of extraterrestrial life

Russian space rocket “Proton” was unnecessary to anyone

In 2019, Proton will put into orbit (as planned) the meteorological satellite Electro-L No. 3 and the X-ray observatory Spectrum-RG. More orders for Proton services were received from no one.

ESA intends to launch two satellites to study the dark side of the moon

In the framework of the project to study the dark side of the moon, the European Space Agency (ESA) intends to launch two satellites to the Earth satellite. Thus, experts want to study the sites in the area of the crater Shackleton. So two Lumio and VMMO machines will get their tasks, and they will be different.

AUTO

Toyota in 2018 will bring to the market of the Russian Federation a new Camry and crossover C-HR

The most expected models in the Russian Federation in 2018 will be the tenth generation of the Camry sedan, which is built on a new platform and a compact crossover C-HR, which has been repeatedly reported and its appearance in the Russian Federation is expected from the second half of 2017.

Haval at the Moscow Motor Show will present a new model of 2018

The Chinese company Haval intends to present a new model of the car at the Moscow International Auto Show. In 2016, the manufacturer began production of H4, H6 and M6 of the new generation

Qwest turned the Tesla Model S into the fastest wagon in the world

At Qwest, the Tesla Model S electric car was created by the universal, and it was also the fastest in the world. British specialists from Qwest made big changes in the Tesla Model S electric car, including reduced its weight by 14 kg due to the use of carbon, from which the back was made.

Volvo in 2019 will introduce its first electric hatchback

The power reserve of the electric car will be about 500 kilometers. In the market, the Volvo hatchback with a fully electric power plant will arrive in 2019, and its cost will be from 35 to 40 thousand dollars

Kia showed a new conceptual cross SP Concept

The company Kia has published the first images of the new conceptual crossover. A prototype called SP Concept will be officially unveiled in a few days at the Auto Expo Motor Show in New Delhi. Judging by the teasers, the KIA SP Concept will receive a two-tone coloration of the body and all-LED optics.

Roewe showed off the SUV Roewe RX8 based on the Maxus D90 pickup truck

All details about the new Chinese model yet, but auto experts believe that RX8 is based on the frame Maxus D90. Together with the first images of the model, the car manufacturer revealed its dimensions: length – 4 923 mm, width – 1 930 mm, height – 1 810 mm, wheelbase size – 2 850 mm.

Almost for 1 million dollars sold at auction the first superbike in the world

Vincent Black Lightning was produced from 1948 to 1952 and during this time, only 30 units of such motorcycles were created. It was built on the basis of the Black Shadow, but due to a number of changes it became lighter and weighed only 163 kg, while the donor 208 kg

Ford introduced an updated Explorer SUV for Russia

Sales of the updated crossover Ford Explorer in Russia will begin in the first half of 2018, the company reported on the features. Seven-seat model received a number of design changes, increased noise isolation, as well as a number of technical improvements

Skyactiv-3 engines from Mazda will be able to compete with electric vehicles

Japanese engineers have set themselves the next big challenge: Mazda representatives said that its specialists will develop a line of Skyactiv-3 engines over the next few years that will become even safer for the environment, as their emissions into the atmosphere will be reduced by a quarter, which will put them in one series with power plants for electric vehicles.

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