The revenues of the Russian budget from January to July 2018 amounted to about 10.5 trillion rubles, compared to the previous year, budget revenues grew by almost 20% – additional money brought higher oil prices and the ruble exchange rate.
Almost a third of this amount – 3.326 trillion rubles – went to the maintenance of officials, security agencies and the president.
The expenses for the maintenance of the president for the last year have grown from 7 to 11 billion rubles.
The state spends about 2.5 trillion rubles on servicing the national debt and buying up the currency, increasing the financing of customs, tax and regulatory authorities (an increase of 15% or 17 billion rubles).
Expenditures on the army and the police increased to 1.654 trillion rubles and 1.01 trillion rubles, respectively.
Support for entrepreneurship decreased by 40.2 billion rubles.
On the development of space programs, expenses decreased from 20.2 to 13.8 billion rubles.
Reduced the cost of “social policy” – by 248 billion rubles.
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In Germany, the government legalized the third sex
The German government ordered the third floor to be fixed in civil status books. This was reported by the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs on Twitter. In accordance with the amendments, in addition to the “male” and “female” sex in Germany, there will be an “intersexual” sex.
In the US, the transgender is running for the first time as governor of the state
Politician Christine Holklist became the first transgender woman to run for the post of state governor in the United States, reports The New York Times. Holkist is a representative of the Democrats. In the struggle for the right to represent the party in the election of the governor of Vermont, she bypassed three applicants.
Mail.Ru Group has interceded for convicted persons for posts
Mail.Ru Group appealed to the State Duma with a request for amnesty for convicts for posts under articles 282 (inciting hatred or enmity, as well as humiliation of human dignity) and 148 (violation of the right to freedom of conscience and religion) of the Criminal Code, the company said.
More than 300 priests in the US were accused of pedophilia
According to the ministry, over a thousand children, some of whom were under 10 years old, have become victims of the Catholic Church ministers from the 1950s to the present. And some priests “lit up” in scandals with pedophilia several times.
The prosecutor’s office issued a warning to the organizers of the “March of Mothers”
The prosecutor’s office of the Central Administrative District of Moscow warned the actress Ian Troyanov from holding the “March of Mothers”, not agreed with the authorities. This was reported in Fasevok her husband – film director Vasily Sigarev.
Vasilyeva opposed the introduction of a uniform form in schools
A uniform school uniform is not a necessary measure for Russian educational institutions, says Minister of Education Olga Vasilieva.
Hollywood producer Martirosyan Russia will give Armenia
The Supreme Court of Russia recognized as legitimate the decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office to extradite the accused of fraudulent film producer Stepan Martirosyan to Armenia. According to the representative of the court, Mr. Martirosyan, in the near future he will be extradited to his homeland.
In the State Duma, they suggested registering segway and gyroscope
Deputy of the lower house of the Russian parliament from the LDPR faction Vasily Vlasov proposed to supplement the Rules of the Road with points that would regulate the movement along the streets of the owners of segways, giroskuters and monocells.
Trains from 11 cities of Russia will start to go to the Crimea
Passenger trains from 11 Russian cities will go to Crimea after the opening of the railway section of the bridge across the Kerch Strait, said the general director of the FSUE “Crimean Railway” (KZD) Alexei Gladilin.
Availability of medical care in rural areas
Experts of the All-Russian People’s Front (ONF) believe that indicators of the provision of rural residents with doctors and middle-level medical personnel were almost 40% lower last year than in the whole country, the press service of the ONF reported.
The worst situation is in the Pskov, Saratov and Bryansk regions, the Republic of Mari El, the Kemerovo region.
Putin on Wednesday will visit the youth forum “Mashuk”
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, August 15, will visit the North Caucasus Youth Education Forum “Mashuk-2018” in Pyatigorsk, the Kremlin press service reported. The head of the Russian state will examine the exhibitions and expositions and meet with the forum participants.
Ukrainian writer was indignant because of ignorance of Bandera by children
Ukrainian writer Larisa Nitsoy, known for her struggle for the Ukrainian language, was outraged that children do not know who Stepan Bandera is. On the air of ZIK, she told that she worked in the summer camp in Transcarpathia, where children from Ukrainian regions came.
Investigation of the case of sexual violence in the orphanage completed
The IC of Russia has completed the investigation of the criminal case of sexual violence against pupils of the St. Petersburg orphanage, reports the press service of the ministry on August 15. The victims of the corrupters, according to the investigation, were children from the St. Petersburg Center for the Promotion of Family Education No. 8.
The criminal case was instituted against the former director of the school No. 565 of the Kirov district Stanislav Vinogradov, the former deputy director of the orphanage Mikhail Elin, former pupils and pupils of the school of Pavel Prikashchikov, Kirill Pokalyuk and Andrei Solovyov. According to the version of law enforcement officers, they molested children since 2002 for 15 years.
Also, the photographer Alexander Brykov was brought to criminal liability. From 2005 to 2008, he raped and filmed pornographic materials with children at home, investigators say.
The Russians spent 281 billion rubles on the purchase of premium cars
The Russians spent 281 billion rubles for the purchase of new premium cars for the first half of 2018, which is 7% more than in the same period of a year ago.
Russia will toughen requirements for foster parents due to murders
The Ministry of Education intends to invite the government to tighten the rules for selecting foster parents for orphans. It is a question of more careful psychological testing of guardians and limiting the number of foster children that a family can adopt.
Artist Banksy did not know that an exhibition of his works was taking place in Moscow
British Street art artist Banksy did not know that an exhibition of his works was taking place in Moscow. Correspondence with a fan of his work is published in the verified Instagram artist
Matilda left her husband’s surname after the divorce
Later, the secular lioness officially formalized the new name, changing the documents. Earlier it was reported that Sergei Shnurov announced a break with Matilda after eight years of marriage. The musician devoted some time to the former beloved verses, and Matilda asked the fans not to offend her stellar husband because of the divorce
Marusya Fomina’s former lover Pavel Tabakov became mother for the first time
Marusya Fomina, 25, became a mother for the first time. The actress and model gave birth to a daughter to her spouse – the creative director of the film company “Sky” and the secular party-goer Alexei Kiselev. Happy Dad first shared this joyful news with the fans.
Alla Pugacheva gave her “adopted son” to a regular school
The press rarely appears information about the actual adopted son Alla Pugacheva Genet.
Alla Pugacheva has acquired everything necessary for the boy. He lives on the territory of the castle of the Diva, and his parents, Victoria and Vlad, occasionally visit him.
Valeria and Iosif Prigogine build a children’s room in the house
The stars specified that the kid does not belong to them as a grandson, and the fans have already begun to speculate, but it quickly turned out that the boy is the son of brother Joseph Prigozhin. Now the producer has told that they, together with Valeria, equip the children’s home in a Swiss house.
Zemfira told about relations with Litvinova
Singer Zemfira talked about the nature of her relationship with the shocking actress and director Renata Litvinova. In the social network “VKontakte” traditionally avoiding the attention of the media Zemfira held a regular session with fans.
“What you want to see as a cum-out is impossible for many reasons. I really love Renata, this is my closest person and my best friend. At the same time, she has a man, the father of her daughter, a man whom I respect very much. You have invented something there, but the reality is completely different, “Zemfira replied to the frequently asked question about special relations with Litvinova.
Buzova burst into tears, telling that she no longer loves Tarasova
Almost two years ago, Olga Buzova divorced from football player Dmitry Tarasov, but the passions around the former spouses do not cease until now. In a recent interview for the show “Married to Buzov” 32-year-old singer admitted that she no longer loves the athlete.
The actress of the series “Happy Together” is getting married
Narrowed Julia Zakharova was photographer Alexei Novgorod. In December last year, the star of the series “Happy Together” Yulia Zakharova informed the public that she was getting divorced from her husband by rock musician Alexander Doronin. Divorce actress experienced hard, and also admitted that her husband beat her
Ksenia Borodina disowned her friendship with Olga Buzovoy
Ksenia Borodina disowned her friendship with her colleague on the project “House-2” Olga Buzovoy. Unexpected recognition of the TV presenter appeared in the media. Borodin is satisfied with her work on the TNT channel and is not going to “jump above her head” in an attempt to get into more interesting projects.
Paris Hilton postponed her wedding
In the relationship of a secular lioness with a fiancé, problems arose. Fans of 37-year-old Paris Hilton are puzzled by the unexpected news: she decided to postpone her wedding for more than six months.
Photoshop instead of sport: Buzova drew a steel press
In the photo in the bathing suit the iron press with cubes is clearly evident. The fallovers immediately decided that Olga just drew a press in Photoshop.
The main “Harry Potter” called on a Skype fan from Russia
Actor Daniel Radcliffe spoke with a Russian woman on Skype. Talking with the idol, known for the Harry Potter films, was a gift for the girl. Astrakhan resident Daria Nefedova won the contest, which was held on the eve of the premiere of a new film with Radcliffe in the title role
The face of the new advertising campaign “Eldorado” was Yuri Dud
The face of the new advertising campaign of a major Russian retailer of home appliances and electronics “Eldorado” was the leading YouTube show “in the Doodle” and editor in chief of Sports.ru Yuri Dud, the company’s press service reported.
The “Animals” group issues OST “LETO”
June of this year was marked by the release of the picture of Cyril Serebrennikov “Summer”, and on August 24 the group “Beasts” is releasing an official soundtrack for the film. Reconstruction of old phonograms, instruments used in the 80’s – only a small part of the “Summer” musical component realized in the work.
Festival “Leningrad Bridges” moved to Vasilievsky Island
The festival “Leningrad Bridges”, which does not justify its name this year, will be held from 17 to 19 August in the Port of Sevkabel. From the idea of atmospheric performances on bridges for a number of reasons had to be abandoned.
Hymn of Lamborghini in the video of Kuavo “Lamb Talk”
The participant of trio Migos Kuavo presented a clip to the new track “Lamb Talk”. As the name suggests, the single is dedicated to the Italian automaker, presented in the video by several Lamborghini Aventador of different colors
Alexander Malinin starred in a vampire drama
The song itself was specially re-recorded for the clip. The plot of the musical kinominiature is based on the mystical and dramatic love story of a young nobleman and a vampire beauty in 19th century scenery. Alexander Malinin plays in it the role of the father of the lyrical hero and the main fighter with the “evil spirits”.
Soloist of the Omsk Philharmonic will perform hits Rammstein on “SymphoRocPark”
August 18 in the “Park on the Queen” will be the second “SymphoRockPark”. The organizers announced minor changes – so, the conductor of the Omsk Sifmonic Orchestra admitted that he would no longer make music lovers happy playing the bass guitar.
Participants of the festival Koktebel Jazz Party
The festival, which will be held from August 24 to 26, will host the teams from around the world for the 16th time. This year there will be about twenty bands, in particular, ethno-fusion bands Rajeev Raja Combine (India) and Sedar Band (China), pianist Vahagn Hayrapetyan (Armenia), New York All Stars (USA).
The international festival named after Muslim Magomayev opens in Chechnya
On August 15, the first international song festival Orpheus-2018 in memory of the People’s Artist of the USSR Muslim Magomayev opens in the Chechen capital Grozny.
Arkhangelsk group “Candy Beat” will perform at the contest “New Star”
Participant of the fourth season of the TV project “New Star” was the band “Candy Beat” from Arkhangelsk. The project is aired on the federal channel “Zvezda”, according to the website of the regional government. The project involves teams from 85 regions of the Russian Federation. Pomorie will present “Candy Beat”.
Young musicians from Chita have become laureates of the contest in Harbin
Musicians from Chita took part in the International Accordion Week (International Assordion Art Week), held in Harbin (China) from August 7 to 11. The best accordionists and bayanists from China, Russia, Serbia, Great Britain presented their performing arts to the jury.
Young musicians from Yakutia were selected for Yury Bashmet’s orchestra
Young musicians will perform in the best concert halls in Korea (Seoul), China (Beijing, Shanghai), Singapore and Russia (Moscow, Vladivostok), the press service of the Higher School of Music. V.A. Bosikova
“Ural Dixieland” for the first time in 30 years made in Serbia
Earlier, “Ural Dixieland” was on tour in Serbia 30 years ago, in 1988, together with other bands from the USSR, spoke on the program of the Union of Soviet Societies of Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries. – Natalia Rikker told the website “The First Regional Musicologist”.
The US imposed sanctions against the Russian shipping company due to the DPRK
The US expanded sanctions against the DPRK, adding one physical and three legal entities, the US Treasury Department said in a statement. The list included the company LLC Profinet, as well as its general director Vasily Kolchanov.
Turkey doubled trade duties on 22 types of American goods
Turkey doubled import duties on 22 types of American goods, said the Minister of Trade of Turkey, Rukhsar Pekcjan
Ukraine Calls for NATO’s Azov Sea
Ukraine plans to appeal to the UN Security Council or NATO with a request to accompany the vessels in the Sea of Azov, Georgy Tuka, Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, said on 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Theoretically, we can consider two possible versions. The first is an appeal to the UN Security Council with a request for a sea convoy. The second version, it is less likely from my point of view, is the use of NATO forces to accompany the Sea of Azov. – Georgy Tuka, Ukrainian public figure
Merkel and Erdogan discussed the situation in Syria over the phone in Syria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They discussed the situation in Syria, as well as the state of bilateral relations. This was reported in the government of Germany.
Moscow hopes for better relations with Athens
Russia never interfered in the internal affairs of Greece and did not try to influence its foreign policy.
We consider the situation to be abnormal and temporary, and we hope that it will be overcome as soon as possible. We, too, are ready to show patience and responsibility in the interests of restoring full-format interaction for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries. – Maria Zakharova, Russian diplomat
Bashar Assad declared amnesty for participants of military operations in Syria
Syrian President Bashar Assad signed several decrees on amnesty for various categories of citizens, including those who took part in hostilities in the country.
The Turkish court refused to release the pastor-spy from the US
The Turkish court left under the house arrest of the pastor from the United States Andrew Brunson, Gazeta.ru reported. A US citizen was restricted in his freedom of movement while investigating allegations against him
Denmark will build a fence along the border with Germany
Denmark intends to erect a fence along the German border to prevent the spread of African swine fever. This is reported by Deutsche Welle. The Ministry of Environmental Protection gave final approval for the construction of the fence
Qatar invests $ 15 billion in Turkish economy
Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will invest $ 15 billion in the Turkish economy, Erdogan’s press service said.
Berdimuhamedov thanked Putin for his efforts in the field of security
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that Russian President Vladimir Putin does a lot on the international arena, in particular, on security issues, in addition, much is being done to strengthen the friendship between Turkmenistan and Russia.
Ex-head of the CIA: Trump will not silence me
“President Trump is very much mistaken if he believes that by withdrawing my access to classified information he will be able to silence me,” he added. In addition, Brennan called Trump’s decision “politically motivated” and aimed at suppressing freedom of speech.
I believe that Mr. Trump went for this, as he did with others, to suppress any criticism against him or to his administration … This is his way of trying to take revenge on me. – John Brennan
In China, the timing of a new round of trade talks between the US and China
Deputy Minister of Commerce of China Wang Shouwen will lead the delegation, which will travel to the US in the second half of August to continue trade negotiations. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the statement of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The Russian Embassy remembered the US intervention in Russia
“In 1918, a hundred years ago, US soldiers landed in Vladivostok and began a bloody American intervention in [the] years of the bitter Civil War,” the embassy said.
US Vice President advised Turkey not to have patience with Trump
US Vice President Mike Pence, in the context of sharply deteriorating relations between Washington and Ankara, said that Turkey “should not have been patient” of President Donald Trump, reports Reuters.
Pastor Andrew Brunson is an innocent man held in Turkey, and justice requires him to be released. Turkey does not have to endure the patience of Trump, who intends to ensure that innocent prisoners in prison abroad Americans return to the United States. – Mike Pence, American politician
Russia and Turkey began discussing the abolition of the visa regime
Turkey is discussing with Russia the possibility of abolishing the visa regime, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Anatolian news agency.
We support the idea that our citizens can visit Russia without any problems with visas. We are working in this direction. We have reached a principled agreement with Russia on the abolition of visas for holders of official passports, our entrepreneurs, in particular, truck drivers. – Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish politician
Trump overturned Obama’s directive on cyber attacks against US opponents
US President Donald Trump signed a decree that abolishes a number of conditions and circumstances that allow Washington to take cyberattacks against its opponents.
In Libya, supporters of Gaddafi were sentenced to death
A criminal court in the Libyan capital sentenced 45 people to death for involvement in the massacre of rebels during the fighting for Tripoli in August 2011, the “Ahir News” portal reports with reference to the court’s decision.
Breaking in the Brexit negotiators’ passions
European diplomats taking part in Brexit talks fear that they are being bugged by British intelligence services.
As the newspaper The Daily Telegraph writes with reference to the high-ranking sources in the European Union, suspicions of espionage arose among the negotiators after the leakage of the “politically sensitive” presentation criticizing the British plans not to leave the single EU market. It is clarified that London learned about the slide show almost at the same time as the European diplomats for whom the information was intended.
ARMY and WEAPONS
US doubles military contingent in Norway
It’s about seven hundred Marines instead of three hundred and thirty soldiers who were in the country earlier. Oslo was urged not to perceive this as a military escalation and assured that representatives of the US armed forces would be in Norway solely for training purposes.
Kaspiisk will become a full-fledged naval base
A fully-fledged naval base will be built in Kaspiisk, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday, on a working trip to Dagestan.
I want to emphasize that a modern naval base with systems of engineering, navigation, hydrographic and material support should be built in Kaspiisk. – Sergei Shoigu, Russian military leader
The date of the presentation of the newest Russian SAM system “Pine”
Holding “High-Precision Complexes” (part of Rostech) presents the newest Russian anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) “Pine” at the forum “Army-2018”, the press service of the company said on Wednesday.
The US declared the need to protect the satellites from Russia and China
The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said that the United States needed Space Forces to protect its satellites from Russia and China. According to The Washington Post, while the US has no plans to place weapons in space
In Russia for the first time there will be naval units of the military police
This year, the military police of Russia for the first time will include units of the sea military police, the press service of the Western Military District. The first such unit will be opened at the Baltic Naval Base of the Western Military District.
In Donetsk, they told about the situation on the line of demarcation
“The most difficult situation was in the Mariupol direction, where the occupying forces inflicted a massive blow to four settlements from mortars, grenade launchers, weapons of small arms and small arms,” the report said.
The military continues to search for the rocket
Helicopters and ground patrols of the Estonian Defense Forces continue to search for a missile that the Spanish fighter accidentally launched.
British fighters escorted Russian planes over the Black Sea
British fighters were in the air on Monday, August 13, from the Romanian airbase “Mikhail Kogalnichanu” to escort Russian aircraft over the Black Sea, said a spokesman for the British Royal Air Force on August 15.
The newest rescue boat was launched in Kamchatka
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky solemn ceremony of launching a search and rescue boat of a new generation “SMK-2187”, intended for the rescue team of the Pacific Fleet, was held. This was reported by the Press Service of the Airborne Forces
In Iraq, Turkish forces destroyed a member of the executive committee of the PKK
The Turkish General Staff reported the destruction of Ismail Ozden, member of the executive committee of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who was the curator of the group in Iraq’s Sinjar
In the Omsk region, the construction of a road to the detour of Kazakhstan
The vice-governor continues to study the situation in the region and gives start to various socially significant projects. One of these is the construction of a road from the village of Milogradovka to Alabot. Now locals are moving along the road through Kazakhstan.
Sberbank became the most expensive brand of Russia by Brand Finance
“The brand value of Sberbank grew by 18%, to 670.4 billion rubles.” Thanks to high productivity, Sberbank has reached the mark of Russia’s best brand, “the report says on the website of Brand Finance.
In the Crimea, the issue of Visa and MasterCard was terminated
Genbank in the Crimea stopped issuing Visa and MasterCard payment cards. This is reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to the press service of the bank. It is noted that since August 15, all cards issued by the bank of these payment systems are no longer being serviced.
Avtovaz will take up to 10 billion rubles
Autoconcern AvtoVAZ will provide Renault Finance S.A. – a subsidiary of the Renault group – a loan of up to 10 billion rubles. This is stated in the message of the Russian company. It is noted that the loan agreement between the companies was concluded before March 30, 2023.
“Alrosa” tested the mechanism of ruble settlements with foreign customers
“Alrosa” tested the mechanism of settlements with customers from China and India in Russian currency, the transaction was conducted by VTB in China, the company said.
“Aeroflot” will buy shares from those who disagree with the deal on MS-21 aircraft
Aeroflot will purchase securities worth 7 billion rubles from shareholders who do not agree with the deal on leasing new Russian passenger aircraft MS-21. The decision was made following the meeting of the company’s board of directors.
Tour operators refused burning tours to Turkey for the velvet season
Russian tour operators will not offer burning tours to Turkey for the velvet season and will increase the prices for vouchers in comparison with last year by 10%. This is reported in the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).
Alfa Bank will partially finance the repurchase of Megafon shares
“Megafon” attracted a three-year loan from Alfa-Bank for the amount of 21 billion rubles. to finance the repurchase of the operator’s securities, announced in mid-July, the company said in a statement. The operator did not disclose the interest rate.
Belarus expects to get a loan from Russia
Belarus expects to attract in 2019 a state loan to Russia in the amount of $ 1 billion to refinance payments on external public debt.
Minpromtorg discussed with companies the idea of withdrawing super profits in the budget
Minpromtorg consults with metallurgists and chemical companies on the topic of seizure of additional revenues, the ministry said. The ministry also analyzes the possible impact of such a measure on the economy, including the investment plans of specific companies.
Norilsk Nickel is preparing to switch to settlement with foreign customers in rubles
Norilsk Nickel is preparing to switch to settlement with foreign customers in rubles. Representatives of the company told about it
The duty on oil exports from Russia will decrease by $ 5.4 from September 1
The duty on oil exports from Russia will go down by $ 5.4 from September 1 to $ 130 from $ 135.4 per ton in August. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the data of the Ministry of Finance.
Gazprom increased gas supplies to the Donbass in the first half by 10%
Gazprom supplied 1.534 billion cubic meters of gas to the southeast of Ukraine (Lugansk and Donetsk regions) in January-June 2018, the company’s report says. In the first half of 2017, Gazprom supplied 1.389 billion cubic meters of gas to the Donbas. Thus, shipments grew by 10.4%.
The net profit of the En + energy segment grew by 16%
Energy segment of En + Group Oleg Deripaska in the first half of this year brought the group net profit of $ 139 million, which is 15.8% more than the level of the same period in 2017, the company said.
Apartments in houses under construction are becoming more expensive than in ready-made houses
In the neighborhoods of new buildings, the prices for apartments in houses under construction equaled the cost of housing in the neighborhoods already populated new high-rise buildings.
“Prices in apartments at the construction stage and the cost in the finished houses often are almost the same. There are enough factors why this happens – in the house already handed over at the stage of delivery there are many unsold apartments, they do not allow changing the average market price, “says Tatyana Kopyttseva, the chief specialist of the department of the new buildings of the Kvarten agency.
Housing prices in the suburbs are growing, and the pace of sales are falling
The pace of sales of low-rise housing in the Moscow real estate market is rapidly falling, representatives of the agencies for the sale of apartments and houses. In the region over the past five years, sales have fallen by 38%.
Renault began delivering cars from Russia to Mongolia
Renault began delivering cars from Russia to the Mongolian market, as reported by the press service of the company.
The Central Bank suspected OFC Bank and the Russian Trade Bank in the withdrawal of assets
The Bank of Russia discovered signs of withdrawal of assets in the bank “United Financial Capital” (OFC Bank) and the Russian Trade Bank. This was reported in the press-service of the regulator. Together, the organizations, presumably, withdrew the amount of 15.5 billion rubles.
Egypt will start exporting gas in January 2019
Egypt will stop importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the beginning of October 2018, coming out on complete self-sufficiency, from the beginning of January 2019 it is planned to start exporting gas.
The residents of Chechnya complained about the rise in prices for liquefied gas
In Chechnya, liquefied gas has risen in price, the cost of which at some gas stations has reached 26 rubles per liter. According to local residents, the cost of fuel was equal to the price for it in Dagestan, while in some other regions of the North Caucasus gas is much cheaper.
Gazprom cut gas supplies to Latvia 10 times
Gas exports to Ukraine increased by 10.4% to 1.534 billion cubic meters compared to 1.389 billion cubic meters in the first half of 2017. At the same time, all gas deliveries to Ukraine in 2018 were carried out to the south-east of the country (Donetsk and Lugansk regions).
“Lukoil” increased gas production in Uzbekistan by half
According to the results of the first six months of 2018, gas production at the Kandym and Gissar fields amounted to 6.1 billion cubic meters, which is twice as much as during the same period in 2017, the press service of Lukoil company reported July 15, .
Debt of potential bankrupt grew to 37 billion rubles
The debt of potential bankrupt has reached 37.02 billion rubles in the first half of 2018, an increase of 49% compared to the same period last year.
Russia ceased to reduce investments in the US public debt
The Russian portfolio of US national debt remained unchanged in June and remains at $ 14.9 billion, according to data from the US Treasury. Russia’s investments in the US government debt fell to a minimum in 2007 in May. From April to May, Russian investments fell threefold.
Sberbank recovered from the “daughter” of Coca-Cola more than 431 million rubles
In the file of the Arbitration Court of the Nizhny Novgorod region, a lawsuit was filed by Sberbank to Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia LLC, the Russian structure of Coca-Cola, the largest beverage producer.
WWF expedition ended in the Arkhangelsk taiga
Within 10 days the specialists investigated the forests of the Verkhnetoemsky district. Participants of the expedition described the flora and fauna of forests, identified rare species, collected information on the state of the stand and the presence of pests and diseases.
The first conclusions made by the expedition indicate that despite the active use of the territory by the local population, taiga ecosystems remained virtually intact
In the Pronsky River Kerd again massively kills the fish
In late July, residents of the village of Orlovski agitated the death of a large number of fish in the river Kerd. August 15 on the river Kerd again happened PE: fish began to surface and the water became very muddy. This was reported to a single dispatching service by a local resident of the village of Oktyabrsky from Kamenka Street.
Forests and beaches of Tver are again littered with garbage
The road to the most popular vacation place Tverichan – careers in Konstantinovka – again littered with garbage. Many embankments and parks are also covered with waste. Subbotniks regularly take place in the regional center, but soon dumps appear again.
Ryazan people continue to clean the forest of debris
Within the framework of the action “Clean the forest from rubbish”, the forest clearing along the slopes has been started. While executing Nikolai Lyubimov’s order to develop volunteerism in the Ryazan region, Ryazan forests continue to be cleaned of debris and illiquid wood – dead wood and dead wood, according to the website of the regional ministry of nature management
Almost 60 thousand inhabitants of the Sverdlovsk region drink dirty water
About 60 thousand residents of the Sverdlovsk region are not provided with quality drinking water, the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor
The leakage of radioactive iridium at the airport in Budapest
Turkish media reported the leakage of iridium-192 radioactive material from a container that was aboard the Turkish Airlines aircraft at the Budapest airport on August 15. According to preliminary information, the incident occurred in the international terminal 2B, which was immediately closed.
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
Robot SEER taught to copy the facial expressions of a person
The robot has two modes: actual eye contact and imitation. Visitors to the exhibition have already noted that the robot is less emotional than people, but the manifestations themselves are quite realistic. SEER is able to recognize the position of the eyebrows, eyelids and head.
Scientists: a special gene protects elephants from cancer
Elephants live about the same as people, and they have a hundred times more potential cancer cells, but 17% of people and less than 5% of elephants suffer from cancer. This fact attracted the attention of scientists and they decided to understand the reasons. Genetic analysis showed that, like in humans, the p53 gene is associated with the suppression of the growth of the number of cancer cells in elephants. It is necessary to determine the damage to DNA that precedes the development of the tumor and contributes to the death of defective cells.
However, if people have only one copy of this gene, then the elephants, as it turned out, have 20 of them. Moreover, they had a pseudogen (analogue of the gene, unable to encode the protein and be expressed in the cell) LIF6 – a factor of inhibition of leukemia. Somehow he developed a new function – when p53 is activated, he begins to produce a protein that gets to the mitochondria, the “power stations” of the cell, and destroys them. For such an unusual return, scientists nicknamed him “zombie genome.”
Sleep deprived people can infect you with loneliness
The researchers found that people’s desire for personal space increased when they did not sleep the night before. The investigators reported that they felt more alone than after a full night’s sleep. Also, deprived of sleep, were more often perceived by other people as antisocial.
Scientists have explained, what is useful breakfast before training
Breakfast before exercise proved to greatly increase the metabolic rate of carbohydrates and the removal of glucose from the blood after training, and also affects the changes in blood sugar level within two hours after eating. In other words, a healthy breakfast before exercise accelerates the metabolism.
In the US, the intervention in human genes was approved
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for the first time a drug intended for the treatment of hereditary transthyretine amyloidosis (hATTR). This is reported by the publication Science Alert.
Experts have identified chains of molecules that transmit signals of pain and itching
The main role of mRNA is performed in skin sensory cells, which consists of the transmission of itch and pain signals. A team of scientists from the Spanish University of Cantabria has proven that there is a pain signal only with the activity of miR-30c-5p miRNA molecules
On the hottest exoplanet rains come from iron and titanium
Observations of the hottest known exoplanet, the discovery of which became known last year, showed the presence of iron and titanium vapor in its atmosphere, which gives a new idea of the conditions on “ultra-hot Jupiters”.
India intends to launch a man into space
During his speech from the walls of the Red Fort in Delhi on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that by the year 2022 India will send its first manned mission to space on the 75th anniversary of its independence.
India has always been advanced in the field of space science. But we decided that by 2022, when 75 years have passed since India gained independence, or earlier, India’s son or daughter will go into space. – Narendra Modi, Indian politician
The new GLONASS satellite will be launched in early 2019
The general director of the enterprise “ISS named after academician M.F. Reshetnev “Nikolay Testoyedov said that the third satellite of the GLONASS-K1 series is planned to be launched in early 2019. “It (launch) will take place in the first quarter of 2019,” RIA Novosti reported citing Testoyedov.
Scientists have discovered the “galactic desert” in the young universe
Scientists from the University of California in Los Angeles opened the “galactic desert” in the young universe. A huge spherical area without stars is next to the constellation Pisces
Russia decided to increase the cargo flow to the ISS
“It is planned that the order for Progress МS ships will be increased from 2020 due to the increase in the number of Russian crews from two to three people and in connection with the integration of three new modules into the Russian segment of the ISS,” RIA Novosti reports. .
US will resume independent manned flights to the ISS in 2019
The United States announced the resumption of independent manned flights to the International Space Station, without the help of Russia. Deliver astronauts into orbit will be a private American space company SpaceX, created by Ilon Mask, writes Daily Mail.
Scientists named possible places for landing of the rover “Hayabusy-2”
The Hayabusa-2 automatic station was launched into space in early December 2014 to study, collect and return samples from the Ryugu asteroid. As scientists hope, it will return to the ground the first 100% “pure” samples of the primary matter of the solar system.
The NASA probe flew to the Sun
Parker Solar Probe is a probe and at the same time the mission of the American space agency, whose purpose is to study the Sun.
China presented a lunar rover for the reverse side of the moon
China demonstrated to journalists on Wednesday a photo of its new Lunokhod, which is scheduled to be delivered this year to the other side of the Moon with the help of the spacecraft Chang’e-4.
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Green light to Russian motherboards
The Department of Radioelectronic Industry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation issued to OAO Ricor Electronics (the company is part of the Russian innovation holding Ricor) a statement on the confirmation of the production of industrial products in Russia on a line of server system dual-processor motherboards based on Intel Xeon E5 processors. The conclusion is entered in the Register and published on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Motorola introduced the smartphone P30
Motorola presented its new smartphone Motorola P30. Users noted that the design of the device is similar to last year’s flagship from Apple – the iPhone X. The phone received a 6.2-inch display, a dual main camera at 16.5 mp, and a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.
Apple will release a car
Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the company can make a coup in the car market, as it was done by Steve Jobs after the first released smartphone. Automotive will be brought to a new level thanks to the design solutions of the specialists of the company from Cupertino.
Samsung introduced a universal modem for 5G, 4G, 3G networks
The Korean manufacturer told about its new modem Exynos Modem 5100. It has already been tested at 5G stations and will soon be delivered to customers.
Smartphone Huawei Honor 8X lit up in the database TENAA
Experts believe that this name hides the model Honor 8X or 8S. The main chip in the design of the device will be a cutout in the form of a drop, which is expected in the smartphone Oppo F9.
LG will release a 5G smartphone in the first half of 2019
According to rumors, the smartphone will become part of the LG G series, which will be equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor. The 5G device will be out in the first half of 2019. Earlier News.ru told about the new smartphone Moto Z3.
New self-smartphone Oppo F9 Pro will be presented on August 21
The new self-smartphone model Oppo F9 Pro will be presented on August 21. The device was supported by a fast charging mechanism, as well as a powerful self-healing device. Oppo company officially indicated that Oppo F9 Pro will receive VOOC Flash Charge support.
Apple is developing a chip that reads health data
It is reported that at the moment Apple is looking for an engineer to develop sensors for health, wellness and fitness indicators. Also in the plans of the corporation to continue work on optical sensors that measure heart rate
The characteristics of the GeForce RTX 2080
Yesterday Nvidia presented professional Quadro RTX video cards. Among other things, the specifications of these adapters allowed to assume what the characteristics of video game cards will look like
Fitness bracelet Fitbit Charge 3 is preparing to appear on the market
On the expanses of the network there were data on equipping the new fitness tracker Fitbit Charge 3. The device is a bracelet that must be worn on the wrist. The device will be equipped with a touch screen, Bluetooth modems, Wi-Fi and NFC.
In Google Chrome appeared “lazy loading”
The idea is to load images and some other data as the page scrolls, but not immediately. This allows you to reduce the amount of transmitted content, because those data that are not visible on the screen, simply will not load.
In future versions of Chrome should appear “lazy loading” by default, and in the version of Chrome Canary (for developers), it already exists.
The new Android banned the function of recording calls
By the way, Google Corp. has long been trying to fight the recording of calls in its OS – once in Android there was even a built-in API allowing recording, but in 2015, with the release of Marshmallow, it was decided to refuse the corresponding toolkit.
In Russia, presented the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus with a 23-megapixel camera
In Russia, the developers of Sony presented the smartphone Xperia XA2 Plus, equipped with a 23-megapixel camera and advanced sound. At the moment, the model is available for pre-order, and you can purchase it in September. The world presentation of the device was in July this year
Samsung has created a self-healing screen cover
Samsung has patented a special oleophobic coating, which is supposed to be used on protective glasses for mobile devices. Such coatings are designed to protect the screen from finger baking, but Samsung has gone further and describes the possibility of “self-healing” damage.
Twitter announced new account locks
Twitter microblogging service announced the blocking of accounts created by previously locked users. Suspends accounts this week
Thousands of Instagram accounts are hacked – they accuse Russia
As it turned out, hackers completely steal accounts, and they are reregistered to another mailbox in the .ru domain zone. All complaints of users to the developers of Instagram have so far been ignored, and according to preliminary data, over 5,000 Instagram users have already been hacked.
Huawei and Ivanti will jointly develop solutions for campus networks
The agreement involves the joint development of endpoint security solutions for users of the campus network, taking into account all its features.
Published audiobioteka BBC
British Broadcasting Company BBC has posted its own library of its own sound effects, which includes about 16 thousand files in WAW format.
As they say in the accompanying statement of the company itself, users can freely download materials for personal use, as well as educational and research projects.
Among the lined audio tracks were the sounds of bombers, the noise of bursting bombs, the biting of counting machines and even the sounds of the cashier’s of the Moscow Mayakovskaya metro station
New vulnerability: hack the MacBook into one click
Well-known IT expert Patrick Wardle at the hacker conference DEF CON presented a report entitled “The Mouse is Stronger than the Sword”. The expert told about the new vulnerability of the operating system macOS.
This bug allows you to crack a MacBook in one click. In this case, the hacker acts remotely and without any problems bypasses the computer’s security system. The cybercriminal simply clicks objects and gains access to the user’s confidential information.
Apple executives are notified of the existing problem. The programmers have already developed the Kext update package. The application will protect users’ computers more reliably. Serious vulnerability was noticed accidentally. Only the next version of the Mojave system completely blocks the ability to hack the MacBook into one click.
Twitter Lite launched in Belarus, Ukraine and other countries
The developers reported that the Twitter Lite application was available in two dozen new countries, including Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Romania, India and others.
Haval announced the completion of a new plant in Russia
The Chinese auto giant Haval announced the completion of the construction of its new plant in the Tula region. The first assembly shops will be put into operation already in the first quarter of 2018, and the production capacity of the plant at the first time will reach 80,000 cars per year.
The new crossover Lexus UX will come to Russia
Japanese company Lexus announced the start of sales in Russia its most affordable model – a compact crossover Lexus UX. The novelty will arrive in Russia on November 1, 2018, and the price list and bundles for it will be announced closer to this date.
Volkswagen will bring six new products to the MIAS-2018
Will not fall behind them and the company Volkswagen, which announced six new products. The press service of the German brand reported on the future presentation at its own stand of the new generation of the Touareg crossover, which is already available for pre-order.
Geely will bring a new crossover and hybrid sedan to the auto show in Moscow
Up to a hundred Geely SX11 accelerates in 7.9 seconds. Most likely, the auto show will be announced and when SX11 will appear at Russian dealers and under what name. In addition, Geely will bring to the exhibition and GE hybrid sedan, already presented in the Chinese market under the name Borui GE.
New hatchback Ford Focus ST
The new Ford Focus ST hatchback will feature a more aggressive exterior, a new front and rear bumpers, a spoiler, a diffuser, an upgraded braking system, and a front axle drive system.
Crossover Haval F7 will appear on the market in autumn
The Chinese auto giant Great Wall announced the premiere of the new crossover Haval F7, the flagship of the youth F-series. The novelty will enter the market of the Middle Kingdom in the autumn of this year.
Tuning studio Steeda built a new version of the Ford Bullitt Mustang
Each car will be issued a certificate of authenticity and charms with engraving Steve McQueen. In total, the studio plans to produce about 300 such cars. The cost of the Ford Mustang Bullitt Steve McQueen Edition will be 46,595 dollars or 3.13 million rubles.
Alfa Romeo will replace the Mito hatchback with a compact crossover
The company Alfa Romeo in early 2019 will cease production of the compact hatchback Mito, which should be replaced by a small crossover. This is with reference to the head of the European division of the Italian brand Robert Zebri reports Autocar
Chevrolet is testing the updated Chevrolet Trax crossover
American automaker Chevrolet brought to the road tests the updated crossover Chevrolet Trax. The first spy photos of new items in camouflage published on the eve of the portal Motor1. Note that, depending on the market, the model can be sold under two names: Trax and Tracker.
In the Microsoft Store, pre-order Metro: Exodus
In the store Microsoft Store began pre-order Metro: Exodus – a new shooter from the studio 4A Games. At the moment, the possibility of pre-purchase and download the game is available only to the owners of the Xbox One console. Players are available two types of publications: Standard Edition and Gold Edition.
VKontakte users can officially support the Alliance or the Horde
From August 15 to August 29, every user of the social network can officially support one of the two warring parties: the Alliance or the Horde. To do this, go into the special application and just choose the side or pass a small test.
A computer game about the Nivkhs and Ainuas will be developed in the Khabarovsk Territory
The board game “Silver Spear” according to the myths, legends and tales of indigenous people of the Far East will become a computer game. This was told by Viktor Shilyaev, President of the Khabarovsk Territory Youth Public Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the North “Phoenix Amura”.
THQ Nordic bought the rights to TimeSplitters and Second Sight
The single author of TimeSplitters and Second Sight is the studio of Free Radical Design (Nottingham, England), which in 2009, along with intellectual property rights, was bought by the same Crytek
The final season of The Walking Dead will end in December
Creators of the interactive drama The Walking Dead from Telltale presented the schedule for the release of all episodes of the final season of the project. The series, with a fanfare started in 2012, will come to the end exactly by the end of the year
The Battle of Black Ops 4 will begin on September 10
Open testing of the “Blackout” mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will take place on September 10 within the limited beta test. This information was confirmed by the publishing house Activision and studio Treyarch
Oldcast Night Trap will be released on August 24
Fans of old school video games will be delighted with the announcement of Nintendo – the classic interactive horror movie Night Trap, released in 1992 on Sega CD, will be re-released for the Nintendo Switch next week – August 24, 2018.
For Paladins, Smite and Realm Royale will now be responsible for different studios
Studio Titan Forge Games will take the beginning of the mythological MOBA project Smite. For the multiplayer first-person shooter Paladins will now be responsible for Evil Mojo Games
A new video of Fallout 76 dedicated to teamwork
Bethesda company has published a new video Fallout 76, continuing a series of educational videos “Time of adventure.” The theme of the issue was the joint work of the players. The developers remind that as they pass, the players will meet other users who also left Vault 76.
The first gameplay trailer Battlerite Royale
Stunlock Studios introduced the first gameplay trailer of its royal battle Battlerite Royale.
Patrick Soderlund left Electronic Arts
The company Electronic Arts announced that after twenty years of work, it left the chief design director Patrick Soderlund (Patrick Soderlund).
Warface will break into the PS4 in mid-September
Crytek announced the exact release date of the command tactical shooter Warface on the current console from Sony. The game will be available for free on the PlayStation 4 starting on September 18th. Prior to this number gamers can get early access to the project – for this you need to purchase one of the founder’s sets.
French company arranges interviews at Fortnite
Many people who are looking for work genuinely hate stress interviews, and they can be understood. But the French advertising agency Dare.Win such applicants do not exactly fit: the company brought the stress-interview to a new level – it is conducted during the match in Fortnite.
Technical miracle in detail – Digital Foundry on the first gameplay Red Dead Redemption 2
Resolution Rockstar confirmed that the fourth trailer Red Dead Redemption 2 completely consists of real gameplay frames. In social networks, Sony specified that the movie was recorded from the version of the action movie for PS4 Pro