US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo accused Rosneft of buying Venezuelan oil from PDVSA despite sanctions, RIA Novosti reports.
The Russian state-owned company Rosneft continues to buy crude oil from PDVSA, a Venezuelan company under the control of the government, contrary to the sanctions of the United States. Rosneft chief executive officer Igor Sechin continues to stretch his life buoy to the regime. – Mike Pompeo, American politician
The accusations by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against Rosneft are groundless and are distinguished by subjectivity and bias. This was stated in the press service of the company.
“The activities of Rosneft in Venezuela are associated with the implementation of mining projects and oil supplies, and are carried out in accordance with international law and existing market contracts concluded long before the United States imposed unilateral sanctions restrictions,” the message said.
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Russia sent a note to Ukraine
Russia sent Ukraine a note because of the breach of the friendship treaty. The Russian Foreign Ministry, in particular, states that Ukraine violated article 6 of the contract, in which the parties undertake to “not enter into any agreements with third countries against the other party.” According to the ministry, Ukraine also violated the article, according to which the parties guarantee “the protection of the ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious identity of national minorities on their territory”. In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry urged Kiev to “comply with its bilateral and international obligations not in words but in deeds.”
On December 10, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the law on the termination of the treaty of friendship with Russia.
Russia is no longer considered a strategic partner of the EU
Deputies of the European Parliament supported the resolution, according to which Russia can no longer be considered a strategic partner of the EU. The reasons given are the annexation of the Crimea, “direct and indirect” participation in the conflict in the east of Ukraine, as well as violation of the territorial integrity of Georgia and Moldova.
The resolution was adopted on the basis of the report on relations between Russia and the European Union, which contains a number of complaints against Russia. In particular, it mentions the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripale in Salisbury, cyber attacks and Russia’s alleged connections with “populist forces” within the EU. Also, the authors of the report drew attention to the prosecution in Russia of opposition activists and human rights activists.
The European Parliament stressed that a return to the pre-existing state of affairs is possible if Russia restores the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Bank of Russia issued a coin with the image of the Crimean Bridge
In anticipation of the fifth anniversary of the reunification of the Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia, the Central Bank issued a coin with the image of the Crimean bridge. In the message on the website of the Central Bank it is noted that the regulator issues into circulation a commemorative coin of base metal worth 5 rubles.
The European Parliament urged to stop the “Nord Stream – 2”
The European Parliament voted for the resolution on political relations between Brussels and Moscow, which contains a proposal to stop the “Nord Stream – 2”.
The initiator of the resolution was MEP from Latvia Sandra Kalniete. She insists on the introduction of measures against Moscow, “if Russia’s violation of international law will continue.” 402 deputies voted for the document, 163 voted against, another 89 abstained.
Putin ordered Gazprom to increase the rate of gasification in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller to prepare proposals for increasing the gasification rate of the country. The corresponding statement was made during a working meeting on Tuesday, March 12, writes RIA Novosti.
The Interior Ministry began to fight the manipulation of consciousness of adolescents
In the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the work of the working group on the elaboration of additional measures to prevent, suppress and solve crimes related to the manipulation of the consciousness of minors through social networks has been intensified. – Nikolai Patrushev, Russian politician
The transit of Russian gas through Bulgaria to Turkey will stop since 2020
From January 1, 2020, Bulgaria will cease to be a transit country for Russian gas to Turkey via the Trans-Balkan Corridor. The Bulgarian side estimates the losses from this to be 110 million dollars a year, but this route should be replaced by the second line of the Turkish Stream.
Putin proposed to give the Investigation Committee new powers
The head of state submitted to the State Duma a bill that implies the vesting of the Investigation Committee (SC) with the authority to organize a forensic examination, reports TASS.
“At the same time, the IC of Russia is entrusted with the authority to organize the production of forensic examinations … appointed in accordance with the criminal procedural legislation …” – the explanatory note says.
The State Duma called to revise the Constitution of the Russian Federation
The State Duma proposed to revise the norms of the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the supremacy of international law over national legislation. This idea was made by the Deputy Speaker of the lower house of parliament, Peter Tolstoy.
Poland wanted to buy F-35 fighter jets from the USA
Polish President Andrzej Duda on Radio Szczecin announced that Poland is negotiating with the United States about the purchase of fifth-generation F-35 American fighter-bombers. Reports about it RIA “News”.
We have already talked about this issue with the American side. We are talking about F-35 aircraft so that there is clarity. – Andrzej Duda, Polish politician
Unarmy detachments will appear in all defense enterprises
As it became known to “Kommersant”, detachments of the military-patriotic movement “Unarmia” may appear at the enterprises of the Russian defense-industrial complex. The corresponding proposal was sent to the leadership of the defense industry complex with the goal of “developing the multi-arms movement”, the number of which, according to the plans of the military, by 2020 should be about a million people. Earlier, “Kommersant” reported on the letter of the acting deputy commander of the Eastern Military District with a request to take in “Yarmarmia” “100% of the children of officers aged between 8 and 18 years old”. The defense industry enterprises are ready to support the project, and human rights activists express fears in connection with the “interference of the military in children’s structures”.
Pakistani Foreign Minister discussed the situation in the region with John Bolton
According to Pakistani news agency Dawn, citing the official press release of the Pakistan Foreign Ministry, the parties discussed the tense situation in the region and the conflict in Kashmir
In 2020, the Pentagon intends to purchase 110 fighters
The draft US budget for the fiscal year 2020 (will begin on October 1, 2019 – Ed.) Involves the purchase of 110 fighter jets. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to a document published on the White House website.
Ministry of Health introduced anti-tobacco concept to government
The official title of the document is “The concept of the implementation of state policy in the field of tobacco control.” Previously, it was agreed with the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Sport, the Federal Tax Service and Rosstat. The project is designed for the years 2019-2030 and involves reducing tobacco consumption to five percent among the population and further consistent removal of these products from the market after the 2050th.
In Moscow, veterans will be paid up to ten thousand rubles for Victory Day
Moscow authorities will provide veterans with one-time financial assistance from 3 to 10 thousand rubles for Victory Day, said Mayor of the capital Sergey Sobyanin.
Russians will help keep the discount when paying controversial auto fines
The draft law was submitted to the lower house of parliament by a group of State Duma deputies. In their opinion, one should be allowed to pay a fine for administrative violations on the road at a 50% discount for 20 days, not from the moment the ruling was issued, but from the moment it entered into legal force.
“The establishment of this norm will retain the incentive function for timely payment of the fine and will add the possibility of appealing controversial decisions without fear of losing the possibility of paying a fine of 50% if the complaint is rejected,” the explanatory note says.
Net outflow of capital from the Russian Federation since the beginning of the year has more than doubled
Net private capital outflow from Russia in January-February 2019, according to preliminary estimates, amounted to $ 18.6 billion, which is 2.1 times higher than the corresponding figure ($ 8.7 billion), follows from information on the CBR website.
The State Duma approved the draft on raising pensions in excess of the subsistence minimum
Next week we plan to adopt the law finally. This will allow recalculation as soon as possible, and citizens will begin to receive funds. Moreover, the recalculation will be made from January 1, 2019. This decision will affect more than 4 million people. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician
State Duma allowed to regulate foreign payment systems
The State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the first reading bills on the regulation of foreign payment systems in Russia. According to the amendments, foreign companies can create legal entities in the Russian Federation, after which they will be able to transfer money from the public.
Business does not see reductions in unscheduled inspections since 2014
The head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), Alexander Shokhin, said that since 2014, the number of organizations to which the inspectors came with planned inspections has decreased. According to him, “the level of unscheduled inspections remains about the same.”
“Last year, our polls show that planned inspections were held in more than 78.5% of companies, and unscheduled – in 46%,” Mr. Shokhin said at a forum on control and supervisory activities within the framework of the Russian Business Week (quoted by RIA News”).
Ministry of Agriculture proposes to introduce a mortgage at 1% per annum for villagers
In Russia, they proposed to launch a program of preferential mortgage to improve the living conditions of the rural population. The relevant bill introduced to the State Duma Ministry of Agriculture, reports “RIA Real Estate”.
Ivanov urged to raise fees for environmental damage up to bankruptcy
If payments of companies for negative impact do not improve the environment, payments should be raised up to bankruptcy of enterprises, said special representative of the Russian president for environmental protection, environment and transport Sergey Ivanov during the discussion at the Russian Business Week.
Loss of oil from the sale of fuel in Russia
According to Vagit Alekperov, the head of LUKOIL company, the losses of the Russian oil industry from freezing fuel prices have amounted to 35 billion rubles since the beginning of this year, and another 15 billion rubles. oil companies have missed due to the presence of a damping mechanism, reports TASS. The head of LUKOIL stressed that the damper should not be negative.
“This is biased. We believe and hope that this will be corrected. But there is no consensus yet, negotiations are underway between the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance, ”said Vagit Alekperov, speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the conference in Houston
Chemezov appreciated Russia’s GDP growth from digitization of the economy
The head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov, estimated how Russia’s GDP growth until 2025 would be ensured by the digitization of the economy. This is stated in the report received in the RBC press service of the state corporation.
According to the most conservative estimates, over the next five to six years, digitalization of the economy should give about 4.5% of GDP growth, and under the ambitious scenario – more than 11% of growth. – Sergey Chemezov
The United States will recall all remaining diplomats in Venezuela
The US this week will withdraw all remaining diplomats in Venezuela. State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter explained that the presence of diplomatic workers in Venezuela “limits the policy” of the United States.
US aviation authorities demanded upgrading of Boeing 737 MAX systems
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to oblige Boeing Corporation to modernize 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 airliners after a plane crash in Ethiopia, which killed 157 people. The corresponding press release is published on the website of the department.
May and Junker agreed on changes to the Brexit agreement
British Prime Minister Theresa May, during a meeting with the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, agreed on changes in the agreement on the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. It is reported by SkyNews, citing the head of the administration of the British Prime Minister David Lidington.
“We have provided legally binding changes to the Brexit agreement with the EU,” he said.
According to Lidington, the government will introduce two new documents to parliamentarians.
12 people disappeared off the coast of China after a ship collision
Off the coast of eastern China’s Zhejiang province, a local fishing vessel on its way to the port sank after a collision with an airliner. The incident occurred at night on Tuesday. On board the boat were 14 people, two managed to save, 12 are missing.
The United States threatened Germany with a reduction in intelligence sharing due to Huawei
Washington warned Berlin to limit intelligence sharing if the German authorities allowed Huawei, a Chinese corporation, to take part in launching a fifth-generation mobile communication in the country (5G)
The United States included in the list of sanctions Russian-Venezuelan bank
According to Vedomosti, sanctions against Eurofinance Mosnarbank were imposed because of its connection with the Venezuelan oil company PDSVA. According to the American authorities, the current president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro and his supporters use the PDSVA for money laundering.
This decision demonstrates that the United States will take action against foreign financial institutions that support the illegitimate regime of Maduro, and thus contribute to the economic collapse and humanitarian crisis causing suffering to the people of Venezuela. – Stephen Mnuchin, American entrepreneur
US Air Force showed the first flight of a heavy drone “Valkyrie”
The first flight of a heavy stealth drone Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie (“Valkyrie”) was filmed in the United States. Record posted by Defense News portal
Trump asked Congress to increase defense spending by 5%
US President Donald Trump asks Congress to increase defense spending by 5%, to $ 750 billion in fiscal year 2020, which begins October 1. This is stated in the budget request distributed on Monday, published on the White House website.
Venezuela detained suspects in an attack on the country’s power grid
In Venezuela, two suspects were detained in an attempt to sabotage the country’s power grid facilities, said Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
We caught two people trying to sabotage the communication system at the Guri reservoir to disrupt the recovery process. They are interrogated. Those guilty of these serious crimes against human rights, against peace, and those guilty of betraying their homeland must be accountable before the law. – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician
Sweden called Russia “the losing superpower”
Jonas Kjellen, an expert at the Swedish Institute of Defense Studies, said that Russia was unable to “keep up with the development of Western military technologies.” This was reported on the website of the Institute.
Russian Army has begun to create a closed Internet
The Russian Armed Forces set about creating a sovereign Internet. The closed digital information exchange system has already received the name – Multiservice Transport Communication Network (MTCC). The first phase of work will be completed by the end of 2019, and it will be fully ready in two years, the Defense Ministry told Izvestia. The MTCC will have its own search engine, and for its independent operation, the military will lay a fiber-optic cable through the Arctic. According to experts, the experience of creating such a system is useful in the formation of a national network.
Mask said that Ukraine played a major role in the cosmonautics of the USSR
“Ukraine has played a leading role,” the entrepreneur wrote.
Thus, Musk responded to the user’s comment compdemon, claiming that the majority of Soviet space engineers are of “Ukrainian origin”, and in the 28 years of its existence, Russia “did not make a space revolution and still uses the old Soviet legacy”.
State Duma deputy offered to withdraw cars from drunk drivers
According to the parliamentarian, it is necessary to learn from the experience of Belarus, where they seize the vehicle for drunk driving. It is reported that if a driver is drunk again during the year, the car, regardless of who owns it, is taken into state ownership.
“There, if the driver repeatedly got drunk during the year, then the car (regardless of who owns it) is taken into state ownership,” the parliamentarian wrote on Facebook.
Latvia has built a fence on the border with Russia
Latvia has built a 93-kilometer fence on the border with Russia, TASS reports, citing local media. The height of the fence, including barbed wire, is 2.7 meters. The construction of the fence is part of a project launched by the Latvian authorities to strengthen the border with Russia.
Outsourcing in the army did not justify itself, said Shoigu
The system of outsourcing in the Russian army did not justify itself, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting of the relevant committee on March 11.
“The outsourcing system that has developed since 2012 has not been able to justify itself in everything. Tasks to support the troops in combat conditions were not performed. There was no one to feed the servicemen, the equipment was not repaired, and fuel and lubricants were not delivered to the field exit areas, ”he said.
S-400 took up combat duty in the Leningrad region
“In the Leningrad region, the calculations of the newest anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 have stepped on combat duty for air defense of military, administrative and civilian objects,” the press service of the ZVO reported. Earlier, the air defense of the Kaliningrad Region was reinforced by the S-400.
Russians will inspect a military site in France
A military delegation in France will be examined by the Russian delegation in one day. The visit is intended to test, dictated by the Vienna Document 2011 on confidence- and security-building measures. The Russian team of inspectors will evaluate information about a military facility.
The State Duma called to tighten the rules for the passage of foreign ships
The head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Vladimir Shamanov, at a briefing for military attaches accredited in Moscow, called for tightening the rules for the passage of foreign ships in the Russian maritime zone. In particular, he proposed to make mandatory the presence of Russian border guards on such vessels.
We will certainly add to these rules the presence on these vessels of representatives of the border service of the FSB of Russia and other additional measures that will dramatically tighten and reduce the ability of foreign ships to use the Northern Sea Route for military purposes. – Vladimir Shamanov, Russian politician
The head of Lukoil assessed the impact of sanctions on the company
Sanctions affect the oil company LUKOIL negatively, said the head of the company Vagit Alekperov.
I am not in favor of localizing the Russian market from the global market. I am for the integration, which allows you to get the best of what is available at the moment. – Vagit Alekperov, Russian entrepreneur
Oil production in Venezuela plummeted due to power outages
Power outages in Venezuela have been going on for the fifth day in a row, which is why many enterprises are not working. According to the source, the consequences of “blackout” for oil production will be reflected in the reporting of the Ministry of Oil for March.
Sberbank returned loans on bail and increased the age of the borrower
From March 11, Sberbank launches “Consumer loan on bail”, under which customers will be able to receive a loan up to 80 years. The corresponding press release is published on the organization’s website.
It became more expensive for families in Russia to service mortgages
The highest rate of recommended family income, comfortable for servicing a mortgage loan, at the beginning of March was recorded in Moscow – 139.1 thousand rubles. It is followed by the Moscow Region (103.0 thousand rubles) and St. Petersburg (87.7 thousand rubles).
“One of the reasons for the increase in the recommended income for mortgage servicing, among other things, is the growth in the average size of a mortgage loan, which increased in direct proportion to banks’ reduction in the size of the initial mortgage installment,” said NBCH General Director Alexander Vikulin.
Central Bank announced the success of the devaluation of banks
The process of devaluation takes place in Russia at a balanced and moderate pace and does not require special regulatory measures. This is stated in the information and analytical material of the Central Bank “Review of the risks of financial markets”. According to the regulator, the current speed and form of devaluation does not lead to significant imbalances in the banking sector and does not require the additional implementation of special macro-prudential regulation measures.
Saratov region borrows 1.5 billion rubles
The authorities want to borrow 1.5 billion rubles. Return the loan plan for 1 year. Officials agree at 8.5% per annum.
Reliefs on heat may appear in religious organizations of Transbaikalia
The head of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Alexander Osipov, initiated a draft law on preferential tariffs for heat energy for religious organizations in the region. On this March 12, “MK in Chita” reported in the press service of the governor of the region.
Spetsnaz FSB went to storm the Interior Ministry
Spetsnaz FSB stormed the department of the Interior Ministry in the city of New Usman in the Voronezh region and detained its chief – Lieutenant Colonel Anatoly Uvarov. According to local media, he is charged with taking bribes. In addition, a criminal case on abuse of power has already been initiated against Uvarov.
The Supreme Court of Russia clarified the rules of parking in the courtyards
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has allowed the capital’s avtoledi to park the car in the courtyard of the house where she lives. Earlier, due to regular violations of parking rules by a woman, the neighbors decided to deprive her of the right to leave the car in the territory fenced off by the barrier.
“She lost the first trial. In its decision it is stated that “there was no evidence of the obstruction of the defendant’s access to the plaintiff’s housing. And the restriction on the use of parking was established by a decision of the general meeting of car owners”. Appeal with this verdict agreed. But the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation – no. In his opinion, the conclusion of the colleagues “does not comply with the requirements of the law”, “said the material of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
It is noted that the Supreme Court recommended that the lower instances “reconsider the dispute with due account of their clarifications”.
Russians will have the opportunity to complain about bad roads in the Ministry of Transport
Mobile application ONF “Map of the killed roads” integrate with the information system of the Ministry of Transport. After that, the Russians will be able to directly complain to the office about the quality of highways. The fact that the Ministry was interested in the project of public figures, said State Duma deputy Alexander Vasilyev.
In Saratov, the roof collapsed district education
In the Oktyabrsky district of Saratov, the roof of the two-story house No. 25 on Sacco and Vanzetti streets collapsed. This was reported by local residents in the public “Saratov Life” on VKontakte. On the website of the government of the Saratov region indicated that the building of the former gymnasium and school, as well as an extension on Sacco and Vanzetti streets are objects of the cultural heritage of the city ..
In eight houses of Samara roofs collapsed under the weight of snow
It turned out that in the current winter period, in the regional capital, the roofs of eight buildings were destroyed under the weight of snow. They suffered due to untimely roof cleaning
American business boycotts Petersburg forum because of Calvi case
Leaders of US companies and US officials may refuse to travel to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June in response to the arrest in Moscow of the founder of the Baring Vostok investment fund by US citizen Michael Calvey, Financial Times reported, citing sources.
In Russia, the incidence of tuberculosis and HIV has increased
The incidence of both tuberculosis and HIV infection increased in Russia – at the end of December 2018, more than 30 thousand patients were registered, in 2014 there were 25.5 thousand, according to the website of the Central Research Institute for Health Care Organization and Information of the Ministry of Health Russia.
Announced the release date of the final series “The Big Bang Theory”
The series finale will be shown this spring, May 16th. The final series of the 12 season of the popular American television series “The Big Bang Theory” viewers will see on May 16, 2019, reports the portal Deadline. The writers said that the last episode will last one hour.
The first trailer of the new movie by Doom has been released
The first teaser trailer for the movie Doom: Annihilation has appeared on YouTube, the premiere of which is scheduled for 2019
HBO has shown a new teaser for the series “Chernobyl”
HBO has shared a new teaser for the historic Chernobyl mini-series, starring in which Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Jared Harris and Jesse Buckley played. The plot unfolds in 1986. At the nuclear power plant in a small town an explosion occurs.
The State Duma ruled out the possibility of filming “Brother-3”
State Duma Deputy Dmitry Svishchev ruled out the possibility of filming the continuation of Alexey Balabanov’s films “Brother” and “Brother-2”. He voiced this position to the correspondent of the Federal News Agency.
Russian trailer for the film “High Society” with Pattinson and Binoche
The Claire Denis film “High Society” is called one of the most anticipated films of 2019, although the picture itself appeared in 2018 – its premiere took place at the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF). The first reason for the increased interest in the work is that Claire Denis is a classic of French and world cinema.
Tyka Vaityti will remove a serial remake of “Bandits in Time”
The director of the third “Torah”, Taika Whiteiti, will work with Apple on the TV series “Bandits in Time,” based on the Terry Gilliam film of the same name. Whiteiti will write and stage a pilot episode of the project, as well as act as an executive producer with Gilliam and Dan Halstead.
Dovlatov’s D-Day festival returns to St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg will again host the D-Day festival, dedicated to the memory of Sergey Dovlatov. As 78.ru director of the festival Anastasia Printseva specified, the writer will be remembered on August 31 and September 1.
St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will play the best tango in the world
The orchestra will perform the tango of such composers as Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Gerardo Rodriguez. The organizers promise listeners exclusive orchestral versions of some works that will be performed for the first time in the Northern capital. Igor Ponomarenko will conduct this evening.
The 130th anniversary of the birth of the legendary dancer Vatslav Nijinsky
Andris Liepa will devote another episode of his project “Autographs and Images” According to him, the entire ballet of the 20th century was built on the fact that it was Nijinsky who brought the male dance to a height equivalent to female ballet. Liepa told TASS that the ballet show on the stage of the State Kremlin Palace will be held on April 18. The program will include fragments of the performances restored by him, in which Nijinsky danced.
Farewell tour Manowar
The American rock band Manowar will give on March 12 in St. Petersburg the sixth of a series of Russian concerts as part of a farewell world tour. The tour started on March 1 in Novosibirsk and continued with concerts in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg and Samara. On March 14, the band will perform in Moscow, and the final shows will be held in Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar on March 16 and 18. The musicians emphasize that this is the greatest moment for themselves and Russian fans.
The book about Marina Tsvetaeva
A book about the fate of the Russian poetess Marina Tsvetaeva was published in Beirut. The author of the biographical novel is a Lebanese writer Venus Hurie-Gata living in Paris. In it, she traces the whole life course of Tsvetaeva to her suicide on August 31, 1941.
Apple will present its new products on the presentation on March 25
The American company Apple will hold a presentation of their new products on March 25 live from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. This is reported on the official website of the company. Presentation time – 10 am local time (20:00 Moscow time).
Russian startup NGINX purchased for $ 670 million
There was information about the purchase of a Russian startup NGINX for a record 670 million dollars. It was acquired by the company F5, engaged in multi-cloud services. In the above amount will be purchased all the shares that are in free circulation, will not do without a number of adjustments.
ProtonMail service partially blocked in Russia
The FSB has blocked Protonmail for the security of the Universiade The company Techmedia claim that they have contacted the technical support of MTS. In response, they were sent a copy of the letter from the Federal Security Service (FSB), in which the MTS was asked to block access to 25 IP addresses.
Twitter introduces a new application
Technical developers of the social network Twitter are launching a new Twttr application, with the help of which specialists will test the experimental configuration.
The World Wide Web celebrates its 30th anniversary
Exactly 30 years ago, on March 12, 1989, a presentation of a unified system of organization, storage and general access to information took place. British physicist and engineer Tim Berners-Lee presented his work to the heads of the European Center for Nuclear Research
Vivo showed a smartphone without ports and physical buttons
The concept Apex 2019 was presented to Vivo at an event in Hong Kong, reports The Verge. It was expected that the smartphone will be presented at the Mobile World Congress 2019 exhibition, but the debut was somewhat postponed. Apex 2019 is equipped with a solid glass case that does not have any ports or buttons.
Huawei tricked users in advertising new smartphones
Huawei did not use its images to display the camera capabilities of the P30 smartphone. One of the posters shows a volcano. Allegedly, this is a snapshot of the new flagship. Journalists found on the web a similar shot from photographer Tom Pfeiffer. Among the posters was a photo of ducks. This picture is a photographer Jake Orson. P30 series will be presented on March 26 in Paris. Smartphones should be surprised by the quality of the shooting.
In the Russian Federation will appear a system with information about all measures of business support.
A digital platform will appear in Russia that will allow you to track the “digital footprint” of all projects applying for support measures from state development institutions. The creation of such a platform today is being done by the Skolkovo Foundation, Chairman of the Foundation Arkady Dvorkovich told at the Forum of Development Institutions as part of the Russian Business Week.
According to him, today there is no general picture of business services offered by various development institutions. Moreover, different development institutions often use different terminology, criteria and requirements for recipients of support measures. Consequently, it is difficult for business to understand which development institution they should follow for support for their project, although in reality there are not so many intersections between the areas of activity of different development institutions.
Durov was accused of not paying $ 800 thousand to the creators of bots for Telegram
Telegram founder Pavel Durov was accused of not fulfilling the conditions of his BotPrize contest for creating bots for the messenger and did not pay the programmers 800 thousand dollars of the prize fund.
Fake Intel Coffee Lake Refresh leaked onto Amazon
Deficit and overpriced prices are not the only problems that buyers of Intel processors from the Coffee Lake Ref family will face. As follows from the message of the German computer magazine c’t, fake Intel chips appeared on the market.
Xiaomi introduced a watch with a marble dial
The model is called Ultratime Zero. In addition, for the Chinese corporation Xiaomi, the device was prepared by a local manufacturer by Beijing Taihuo Red Bird Technology. The watch dial will be made of marble.
WhatsApp developers have introduced a new option
WhatsApp messenger got a new feature that restricts adding a user to group chats without his consent.
Acoustic metamaterial designed to absorb sounds
“Modern sound insulators are literally thick walls,” say researchers from the team of Boston University professor Xin Zhang.
Their project does not look like traditional approaches at all: it uses metamaterial, whose properties are determined not by its composition, but by the details of form and structure. In an article published in the journal Physical Review B, scientists describe and demonstrate such a structure – an open, similar to a series of rings through which free air flow can flow, but at the same time almost no sound breaks out.
China completes the creation of an artificial sun
Scientists in China have come to the final stage of the multi-year construction of the “artificial Sun”. It is known that the development is a nuclear reactor, which will allow to obtain processes and reactions similar to those occurring in the depths of the star.
In West Africa, discovered a new species of hairpin snakes
In Africa, scientists have discovered a new species of deadly snakes, which were previously not known to science. Their main feature is the ability to attack the victim sideways due to the unusual structure of the skull.
Dental fillings will last forever thanks to new material.
The material for the seals will be twice as strong as those used now. In addition, it is resistant to water, enzymes in the oral cavity, as well as bacteria. Thus, fillings for teeth can become eternal ..
Electronic chip first cooled below millikelvin
Physicists first created a working electronic device whose temperature is below one thousandth of a Kelvin. The authors managed to maintain the temperature below 700 microkelvin for 85 hours.
Russian scientists are developing a method for the treatment of thrombosis
Specialists of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Scientific and Medical Center of Hematology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation create an ultrasound gadget that allows you to quickly find and destroy blood clots in blood vessels without putting the entire body at risk. His description and first test results are published in the journal PLoS One.
Scientists from the United States have developed a robotic leg, which itself learns to walk
New algorithms of artificial intelligence allow a robotic limb to independently learn a new task to walk just five minutes after the game, and then adapt to other tasks without any additional programming. About the new development reports portal EurekAlert! With a link to the University of Southern California, an article describing the mechanism appeared in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence.
Scientists: earthly mantle pierced by mysterious structures the size of a continent
One of the drops is located under the Pacific Ocean, the other is under Africa and partly under the Atlantic Ocean. These are massive structures – roughly half crossing the mantle, each the size of a continent.
Mice were able to distinguish numbers.
Scientists from the Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals SB RAS found that field mice can distinguish not only 5 from 10, the difference between which is quite obvious, but 5 from 6 or 8 from 9, which exceeds the abilities of many other primates, and for rodents altogether described for the first time.
Forgetting required more effort than remembering.
Biologists from the University of Texas at Austin conducted a small study with the participation of volunteers and found that the activity of their temporal lobe increased when information was forgotten – in comparison with memorization. The work was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Excess weight may be associated with better survival after a stroke.
“For the first time, it was noticed that overweight can play a role in the survival of people who suffered from kidney and heart disease, so there was a need to find out whether this is also related to improved survival after a stroke,” says study author Zuolu Liu Fellow, University of California (University of California Los Angeles)
Snakes “scatter” on obstacles like light
Scientists investigated the nature of the movement of the western shovel-snake when crawling through a series of vertical obstacles. It turned out that in this case, the wavelike oscillations of the body of the snake experience mechanical diffraction, and the authors compare this with the scattering of electromagnetic waves.
NASA plans to land a man on the moon by 2028
The US space agency plans to land a man on the moon by 2028, according to the draft budget of the US space agency. According to the document, the total amount of funding for the agency in fiscal year 2020 could reach $ 21 billion.
UAE approved a national space strategy until 2030
The Space Sector Development Strategy until 2030 approved the Cabinet of Ministers of the United Arab Emirates. This was reported by the press service of Dubai Dubai Media Office. The strategy includes 79 projects in the field of space science, the manufacture and testing of spacecraft, and the provision of space services on a commercial basis.
“We are striving to become a model for countries trying to launch ambitious space programs,” said Dubai’s Vice President and Prime Minister, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Hubble filmed a galaxy merger
NASA has published a photo of the merger of two galaxies PGC 57039 and PGC 200329. The photo was taken using the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 camera installed on the Hubble telescope. The picture was posted on NASA twitter.
Scientists have found a way to build a super-fast starship
Researchers at the space laboratory at Kansas State University came to the conclusion that for interstellar flights at the speed of light, it would be necessary to use a massive source of energy of unlimited power. It is known that conventional fuels will be just extra ballast. New solutions to the problem should be sought in space. A tanker can be considered a black hole. This space object radiates an incredible amount of dangerous radiation, and its temperature is so high that it has nothing to compare it with. Technical experts believe that the optimal size of the astronomical body, suitable for refueling the ship, will be about 2.8 Attometer. Despite the small size, such a black hole in just a few years will be able to give the necessary acceleration to the aircraft. The approximate lifetime as a power source for a spacecraft will be 100 years ….
China is developing a super heavy rocket
China has made significant progress in developing the key technologies of the Changzheng-9 super-heavy launch vehicle (the Long March 9). Her first flight is scheduled for 2030, according to Renmin Jibao.
The main mystery of the cosmos received an unexpected explanation
A group of physicists from the USA and Germany came to the conclusion that the high speed of stars on the periphery of galaxies, which is considered to be a sign of the existence of dark matter, in fact, can be explained by a non-zero photon mass. It is still unknown what dark matter is, and this is one of the main unsolved problems of modern physics. It is believed that it may include difficult-to-find objects from ordinary matter, as well as not open elementary particles.
NASA will test a solar-powered drone transmitting a 5G connection
The Japanese technology giant SoftBank, in partnership with NASA and the American aerospace company AeroVironment, has created a massive solar-powered UAV that can transmit 5G communications to almost anywhere in the world.
Opel will resume car sales in Russia this year
Opel plans to resume sales of its cars in Russia until the end of 2019. The main focus will be on commercial models and crossovers – the most promising market segment right now. It is reported by “RBC” with reference to the leadership of the brand.
New BMW M3 test on the road
BMW M Head of Planning, Carsten Price, shared the first official information about the sports sedan. As expected, the new M3 will serve the same newly developed 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, which we saw last month in X3 M and X4 M. In the basic version, the S58 engine will develop 473 hp. power and torque of 600 Nm. You can order the M3 in the Competition version and BMW will increase the power of the power plant to 503 hp.
Bugatti will let out 500 children’s electric cars in cost of 30 thousand euros for everyone
Initially, Bugatti Baby was planned to be created in a single copy, but after a large number of requests from customers who visited Molsheim, it was decided to send the children’s Bugatti to mass production. So, from 1927 to 1936, 500 copies of Bugatti Baby were released.
Mitsubishi company does not plan to produce sports cars
The market strategy of the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi opened at the Geneva Motor Show, managing director Rob Lindley, said the publication Car Throttle. According to him, the company does not produce sports cars due to the small segment of this market and the limited capabilities of the corporation itself.
New minivan Geely Jiaji on the Volvo platform enters the Chinese market
The car will be available with a cabin for six or seven seats. The minivan’s engine compartment space is occupied by a 1.8-liter gasoline turbocharged engine with a return of 184 “horsepower.” The cost of new items varies from 99.8 to 148.8 thousand yuan (from 0.98 to 1.4 million rubles).
Mercedes-Benz began selling minibuses Vito Life in Russia
Russian dealers of the brand announced the start of sales of an 8-seater minibus Vito Life. According to the press service of the brand, the 8-seater minibus will be equipped with a 190-horsepower diesel engine and a permanent all-wheel drive system.