17 Oct, 2018

New sanctions against Iranian companies and banks

The US Treasury announced the introduction of sanctions against 20 companies and banks from Iran. Restrictive measures have been introduced for supporting the quasi-military Basij organization, accountable to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

In particular, Mellat, Parsian Bank, Sina Bank, the investment company Bahman Group, and the Iranian Tractor Company (ITMC) were blacklisted. Washington also believes that funding was provided through the Iranian Mehr Eqtesad Bank.

“This extensive network (of companies) provides Basij’s financial infrastructure for recruiting, training, and instructing children, who are then sent to fight in the IRGC-initiated conflicts in the region,” the report said.

Legal entities and individuals in the United States are prohibited from conducting any business with those involved in the list; dollar payments and assets of defendants in the United States are blocked.

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The State Duma adopted a law on the prohibition of advertising writing diploma theses

The State Duma finally adopted the law of the Russian government banning to advertise services for writing diploma works to order.

Skvortsova called optimal age bar for the sale of alcohol

The optimal lower age bracket for alcohol buyers should be 21 years, said Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova in an interview with RIA Novosti.

I think that the age of 21 years is quite suitable as a lower limit, especially for strong alcohol. – Veronika Skvortsova, Russian politician

Crocus Group has signed contracts for the completion of another 9 houses Urban Group

The bankruptcy manager of the development companies Urban Group has concluded contracts with AO Crocus for the completion of another nine houses, the construction of which has been stopped by the group, the press service of the bankruptcy manager said.

Warsaw authorities plan to demolish the monument to the Red Army

The law implies, among other things, the demolition of Soviet monuments. According to estimates of the Institute of National Remembrance of Poland, it will affect more than 450 monuments throughout the country, 230 of which are monuments to soldiers of the Red Army.

The State Duma proposes to create the Ministry of psychological climate

According to the parliamentarian, the “recent events” taking place in the country show the need for the creation of a specialized agency in Russia, the task of which will be to form a “normal psychological situation in society”.

The aggression is becoming normal, and the behavior of adults is copied by children with terrifying accuracy. In the Russian segment of the Internet, on the wave of popularity, there continue to be videos of humiliation of schoolchildren, filmed by their peers. We almost forgot what compassion is. – Boris Chernyshov, Russian politician

Canada became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana

Canada became the second country in which marijuana was completely legalized, Al Jazeera said on October 17. The law on the permission of a narcotic substance for recreational purposes comes into force today, October 17.

Punishments for prayers in the temples of the Patriarchate of Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church reminded tourists of the need to abide by the decision of the Synod, which broke off its communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, reports Interfax.

As Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, secretary of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, said, the refusal to confess disobedience to the church was punished for refusing to follow this ban.

The Embassy of Ecuador has drawn up rules of conduct for Assange

At the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK, a document was drawn up for the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, which regulates his stay in the diplomatic representation. He regulates the order of visits, communication with the outside world, the provision of medical assistance to Assange.

The State Duma adopted a law on licensing bus transportation

The State Duma at a plenary meeting on Tuesday adopted a law that excludes the possibility of bus transportation without a license and involves equipping vehicles with tachographs with the subsequent possibility of access by state control bodies to their testimony.

Over the past five years, Russia has become half the drink

Alcohol consumption in five years has been reduced by almost half, and tobacco – by almost a quarter, said Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova

The minister noted that as a result of measures taken in the country, life expectancy has increased to an absolute historical maximum: almost 73 years for men and 77.5 years for women.

The paramedics showered the patient in slippers and kicked them down

The orderlies of the psycho-neurological hospital No. 5 in Magnitogorsk scoffed at an elderly patient. One of them threw slippers at a man, and then kicked him. His colleagues laughed at what was happening. The hospital chief doctor Alexander Belikov confirmed that the incident occurred on June 29.

The Cabinet proposed to strengthen control over the expenditure of matkapitala

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on a bill to the State Duma, according to which it is proposed to strengthen control over the expenditure of matkapital funds for the improvement of living conditions. The corresponding document is published on the government website.

Ministry of Health announced new tobacco control measures

The Minister of Health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova announced new measures in the field of tobacco control, reports RIA Novosti. According to her, the Ministry of Health is considering the introduction of “impersonal” packs of cigarettes, on which there will be no logos, and the brand will be written in a single font.

The issue of introducing impersonal cigarette packs is being considered, which has proven to be effective in a number of countries. But the solution of this issue takes time and should be carried out through the adjustment of the legislation of the Eurasian Economic Union. – Veronika Skvortsova, Russian politician

Aeroflot stopped selling subsidized tickets

On Tuesday, Aeroflot stopped selling subsidized tickets to the Far East, Kaliningrad and Simferopol, which follows from the letter sent to the carrier’s agencies (TASS has a copy). Termination of sales associated with the full development of state budget funds for these programs

Placement of modular type proposed by the manufacturer of cars for Russian Railways

The largest producer of passenger trains in Russia, the Transmashholding group, has developed and presented to the management of Russian Railways the concept of a second-class car with capsules instead of shelves, says Kirill Lipa, the group’s general director, in RIA Novosti

Penalties from the cameras for the passage of the stop line

The Moscow system of photo-video fixation of violations began to record cases of cars leaving the stop line. Reports of the first fines appeared on the automotive Internet forums; on October 16, the balance holder of the cameras – the Traffic Management Center (CTO) officially confirmed the information.


In Russia, launching payment from smartphones at ATMs

Operations using smartphones in ATMs are widespread in the world. However, while in Russia such contactless payments and transfers are available only in 782 of 203 thousand terminals.

Venezuela refused to use the dollar in the foreign exchange market

Venezuela has refused to sell the dollar in the foreign exchange market, said the country’s vice president Tarek El-Aysami.

Audi will pay € 800 million fine in connection with the diesel scandal

The Audi auto concern will pay € 800 million due to manipulations with indicators of emissions of harmful substances in diesel cars. This was reported on Tuesday by a group of Volkswagen, which includes the company. In Volkswagen explained that the decision on the penalty was made by the prosecutor’s office of Munich

World Cup 2018 brought the economy of the Russian Federation 952 billion rubles

The overall positive economic effect of the World Cup for the Russian economy exceeded 950 billion rubles, an annual increase in the next five years is estimated at 150-210 billion rubles, according to a final study of the Russia-2018 organizing committee.

Putin is confident that the Russian economy has a “positive picture”

During the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that a “positive picture” had developed in the Russian economy as a whole.

Constantly low values for inflation and unemployment. In August, unemployment fell to 4.6%, now it is at a record low. The rise in prices over the past month has somewhat accelerated, but is within the framework of the target. – Vladimir PutinEuropean-Asian News

State Duma raises fines for banks for questionable operations

The government bill aimed at toughening the punishment of banks for conducting suspicious transactions or transactions that created a threat to depositors, the State Duma adopted in the first reading, a REGNUM correspondent reports on October 16.

Mortgage over the past six months has become less affordable for Russians

Mortgage over the past six months – from March to September – has become less affordable for Russians: the amount of family income, “comfortable” for servicing such a loan, increased by 8.7% in September compared to March and amounted to 70.3 thousand rubles. At the same time, Moscow turned out to be the most expensive region for servicing mortgages, according to a study by the National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH), which RIA Novosti learned of.

Cyprus arrested assets co-owner of “Yulmart”

The District Court of Nicosia decided to arrest large stakes in Wild Orchid and Riv Gosh groups owned by Yulmart co-owner Dmitry Kostygin, who is under house arrest in St. Petersburg in a loan fraud case.

Russian-Chinese investment fund to invest in three Skolkovo Ventures funds

IFRR will invest in the three existing Skolkovo Ventures funds: the Skolkovo-Digial fund, the Skolkovo-Industrial 1 fund and the Skolkovo-Agrotechnological 1 fund. The parties also intend to add a new partner to the funds in 2018, and exchange the shares until the end of the first quarter of next year.

Oil shipments from the United States to China have fallen sharply

Oil exports from the United States to China became another victim of the trade war between the two countries: in the first half of the year, the People’s Republic of China was the largest buyer of American oil, but in the third quarter, supplies dropped sharply, writes The Wall Street Journal.

In the first nine months, 45 million square meters of housing were introduced in Russia

Earlier in the Ministry of Construction predicted that the introduction of housing for the year may be about 80 million square meters. According to Rosstat, in August 2018, 5.2 million square meters of housing was built in the country, which is 17% less than the figure for the same period last year.

Noskov spoke about the budget of the national program “Digital Economy”

The Information Infrastructure will be the most capital-intensive in the Digital Economy national program – it is planned to spend 413 billion rubles of budget funds from the total amount of state financing of the program at 1.08 trillion rubles by 2024, said the head of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications Konstantin Socks.

LUKOIL started the development of the Rakushechnoe field in the Caspian Sea

LUKOIL started the development of the Rakushechnoye field, the company said. Rakushechnoye is LUKOIL’s third major project in the Caspian. The proximity of the object to the fields to them. Yuri Korchagin and Vladimir Filanovsky allowed to optimize the arrangement.

Ilon Musk will leave the post of head of Tesla for three years

The court of New York delivered a final verdict by agreement between Tesla founder Ilon Mask and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mask accused of fraud will not be able to take a single leading position in the company for three years.

Polish company challenged EU decision to close case against Gazprom

The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG decided to challenge in court the decision of the European Commission to close the perennial antitrust investigation against Gazprom, follows from the database of the EU Court. The date of filing the appeal is October 15, the essence of the claim is not disclosed in the documents. RBC sent a request to Gazprom.

Russia has reduced investments in US government bonds

Russia in August reduced its investments in Treasury bonds of the US Treasury (US Treasuries) by $ 810 million, follows from the data of the US Treasury. At the end of August, Russia owned US Treasuries totaling $ 14.097 billion compared to $ 14.907 billion a month earlier.

Investment banks valued Uber at $ 120 billion

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley estimated Uber Technologies at $ 120 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing its own sources. Banks gave their assessment of the company on the eve of the upcoming release of Uber on the stock exchange, which may take place already in early 2019.

Siluanov ruled out a rise in gasoline prices due to an increase in excise taxes

First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov ruled out a rise in gasoline prices in Russia due to the increase in excise taxes from January 1, reports RIA Novosti.

No planned increase in the price of fuel – for gasoline, for diesel fuel – is planned for next year. In our plans – an increase in prices in the framework of inflation, in the framework of those forecasts of socio-economic development, which are submitted along with the budget to the State Duma. – Anton Siluanov, Russian politician


US sanctions for participating in the restoration of Syria

The administration of US President Donald Trump is developing a new strategy for the war in Syria, which provides for sanctions for Russian and Iranian companies involved in restoring this country, reports NBC television channel citing five sources familiar with the plan.

Pompeo discussed the disappearance of Hashukji with the King of Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday in his residence in Riyadh, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against the background of the scandal about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Hashukdzhi, reports the Foreign Ministry of Twitter on Twitter

Aksyonov intends to invite Assad to the Crimea in April 2019

Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov intends to invite Syrian President Bashar Assad to the V Yalta International Economic Forum, which will be held in April 2019.

Four ministers in French government

The new leaders received the Ministry of Culture, which was headed by Frank Riester, the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Relations with Territorial Communities, which was headed by Jacqueline Gourette, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, commissioned by Didier Guillaume.

Putin dines at the Sochi restaurant with the President of Egypt

A spokesman for the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, said that the presidents of Russia and Egypt, Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, will meet for an informal dinner in one of the Sochi restaurants, RIA Novosti reports.

Alexander Telepneva expelled from the “United Russia”

Alexander Telepnev excluded for actions that discredit the party and harm the political interests of the party. Recall that on the night of February 9-10, Andrei Shirman, known under the pseudonym DJ Smash, was beaten in one of the nightclubs of Perm

The UN demands to search the embassy of Saudi Arabia

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, demands that the diplomatic immunity be removed from the building of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. This is necessary to conduct investigations there in connection with the search for the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Given the seriousness of the situation surrounding the disappearance of Khashukji, I believe that the immunity of the premises and officials, enshrined in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963, should be immediately lifted. – Michelle Bachelet, Chilean politician

Found evidence of the murder of a missing Saudi journalist

Turkey’s Prosecutor General’s Office found evidence of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. About this with reference to its sources in the department said the channel Al Jazeera on Twitter. Khasoggi disappeared on October 2, 2018 in Turkey.

Captured a hostage in Cologne was a supporter of the IG

He who took a hostage at a train station in Cologne is a supporter of the Islamic State terrorist group banned in Russia, reports the publication Focus. Earlier it was reported that the police managed to neutralize a man who had taken a woman hostage at the central station of Cologne.

Germany is ready for Brexit

A spokesman for the German government said that the country was well prepared for the consequences of a British exit from the European Union, Reuters reported on October 16.

The official noted significant progress in the negotiations of London and Brussels, adding that support for Ireland, which remains in the Commonwealth, should be spelled out in the treaty with impeccable clarity.

Recall that the UK will come out of the European Union at the end of March 2019, negotiations are currently under way on the conditions of disengagement, if they do not succeed at the right time, then the parties will have to prepare for a tough Brexit.

The main threat of Donald Trump policy

US President Donald Trump considers the policy of raising the base interest rate pursued by the Federal Reserve System (Fed), the main threat to his success as president. He said this in an interview with Fox Business.

IMF chief postponed trip to Saudi Arabia

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has postponed her trip to the Middle East, as part of which she planned to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. The fact that the trip was postponed, on the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, the press service of the fund.

According to Christine Lagarde, the story of Saudi journalist Jamal Hashukji in Turkey has horrified her, and she will follow the incoming information.

“Human rights, freedom of information are basic human rights. And monstrous things have become known to us, and I am terrified,” said Lagarde at a conference in Indonesia, where a regular meeting of the World Bank Group was held.

Russia will not wait for expulsion from the Council of Europe

Russia will not “bring joy” to those who want to exclude it from the Council of Europe, and leave the organization itself, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced in an interview with Euronews TV channel.

I do not think that participation in the Council of Europe is more important for Russia than participation of Russia in the Council of Europe for European countries. This is my firm position. We joined the Council of Europe on the assumption that it provides a pan-European universal legal and humanitarian space. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Russia may impose sanctions on Poland

The Russian Federation may introduce political and economic sanctions against political figures in Poland because of the demolition of a monument to Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War. This was stated by the first deputy head of the international committee of the Federation Council Vladimir Jabarov.

The current politicians in the leadership of Poland want to go as far as possible from our common history. Moscow may impose sanctions against such politicians who encourage the demolition of monuments to Soviet soldiers. – Vladimir Dzhabarov, Russian politician

Trump disclaims responsibility for the defeat in the upcoming elections

US President Donald Trump said that if Republicans lose the election to the House of Representatives, he will deny responsibility for it. He stated this to the Associated Press.

Russian Foreign Ministry called on Brussels to put pressure on Kosovo

The European Union should put more pressure on Pristina to resolve the situation in Kosovo, said Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko


Defense Ministry preferred American communications satellite

The Ministry of Defense of Russia has posted on the portal of public procurement a notice of holding a closed auction for the purchase before November 30, 2019 of 80 Iridium satellite communications equipment worth 41.8 thousand rubles each.

According to the scientific director of the Institute of Space Policy, Ivan Moiseev, the Russian military use the services of an American company because of the good quality of communications and the lack of analogues.

“We have a similar company,“ Gonets, ”but it has very low bandwidth and transmission speed. If the Ministry of Defense needs something more expeditious, you will have to order from foreign customers. The Iridium system is unique, to some extent, they are monopolists, ”an expert told RIA Novosti.

Peskov told about the implementation of the memorandum on Idlib

The Russian-Turkish Idlib memorandum is generally being implemented, and one cannot expect that everything will go smoothly and without roughness, said Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov to journalists on Tuesday.

500 soldiers from Russia and India will take part in the Indra exercise

As part of the exercise will involve 500 troops from the Russian Federation and India. It is planned to work out the interaction of headquarters and units, tactical actions and the neutralization of conditional opponents. Also for the military will be held lectures, shooting, sporting events and demonstration of weapons and equipment.

Final check for 2018 began on the Black Sea Fleet

The check will affect ship and shore connections. As part of the final test for 2018, both ship and coastal formations are checked, the fleet spokesman Alexey Rulev said. The check will take place within two weeks

Russian military drones in Abkhazia

Unmanned aerial vehicles of the Southern Military District in Abkhazia are conducting active reconnaissance of enemy ground and sea targets as part of tactical exercises, the press service of the Southern Military District reports. Exercises take place at the Tsabal, Nagualou and Gudauta test sites within two weeks.

South Korea, North Korea and the United States agreed

Representatives of the Republic of Korea, the DPRK and the United States for the first time held on Tuesday tripartite consultations on reducing military tensions in the Joint Security Zone in Panmunjom. This was reported by the South Korean Ministry of National Defense.

US Air Force confirmed the participation of the US military in the crash of the Su-27

The US Air Force confirmed that the American soldier was involved in the incident with the Su-27 aircraft, which crashed during a combat training flight in the Vinnitsa region, RIA Novosti reports.

“We have seen reports of an accident with the US military and can confirm that the US military was involved in this incident. The incident is currently under investigation, and we will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available, ”the US Air Force said.

Iranian authorities announced the liquidation of the organizer of the terrorist attack in Ahvaz

The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps stated that the Iraqi security forces liquidated the main organizer of the terrorist attack, which occurred in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, reports Mehr, citing the corps’s press service

In Estonia, with the money the USA built new facilities for NATO equipment

On Tuesday, at Ämari air base near Tallinn, new facilities were built, which were built with US funds and intended for the reception and maintenance of NATO troops and equipment in Estonia. It is reported by the press service of the General Staff of the Defense Forces of the Baltic state.

The landing ship “Peter Morgunov” is preparing for tests

Until December 10 of this year, the large landing ship “Peter Morgunov” (project 11711) will begin testing, reports RIA Novosti on October 17, citing statements from representatives of the Yantar plant. According to representatives of the plant, the ship’s readiness today is 82%

Pacific Fleet ships conducted exercises in the East China Sea

The ships of the Pacific Fleet as part of the Varyag guards missile cruiser, the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev, and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma during exercises in the East China Sea have worked out the search for enemy submarines.

British aircraft carried out reconnaissance near the Syrian regions with the S-300

British reconnaissance aircraft flew near areas of Syria, where Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems are deployed. This was reported by Interfax on Tuesday, October 16

Non-combat losses during the conflict in the Donbass

About 900 servicemen died in Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict in the Donbass in 2014 as a result of non-combat losses – suicides or premeditated murders. This was announced on Tuesday, October 16, by the Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios.

After analyzing the state of non-combat losses during the period of hostilities, that is, in the period from 2014 to 2018, we were faced with terrible statistics … Almost 900 Ukrainian military men died as a result of suicides, as well as premeditated murders. This is a terrible loss. – Anatoly Matios, Ukrainian military leader

Russian sappers in Laos

Russian sappers shared their demining experience in Laos in recent years in Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.


Gref called physical schools relic of the past

The head of the largest credit institution believes that mathematical preparation is important, but schoolchildren should be developed evenly, “360 degrees.”

All specialties are needed, people of all talents and talents are needed. And we do not need math schools. In my opinion, this is a relic of the past. I am a categorical opponent of mathematical schools. So it was in the Soviet Union, and it seems to me that this is not a very good experience. – German Gref

The human body is not designed to fight cancer

According to the expert, the human body was not designed to fight cancer. The scientist noted that cancer is very “smart” and always finds ways to spread, which is why scientists have so far failed to defeat him.

Virtual reality glove created in Switzerland

Ultralight glove that allows you to manipulate objects in virtual reality, created by experts of the Federal Polytechnic schools of Lausanne and Zurich (EPFL and ETH Zurich).

Facebook posts predicted depression

American researchers analyzed posts on Facebook for almost 700 users and found that it was possible to predict depression with high accuracy long before the official diagnosis.

Scientists have discovered a new form of melting matter

Tsong together with his colleagues, including Russian scientists Pavel Dolgirev and Alexander Rozhkov from Skoltech, discovered a new form of matter melting, conducting experiments with an unusual analogue of ice and other solid materials, the so-called charge density wave.

Superconductors at low temperatures in the presence of a magnetic field

An international group of physicists led by Mikhail Feigelman from the Institute of Theoretical Physics. L.D. Landau explained the behavior of “dirty” superconductors at low temperatures in the presence of a magnetic field. Understanding these processes will allow them to be used to create efficient qubits (quantum bits) – the “building blocks” of promising quantum computers. The corresponding article was published in Nature Physics.

Robozmeya climbed on the ladder

Japanese engineers presented a robotic snake that can climb a stepladder. Her body consists of several interconnected parts: with the help of this, a robot can bend into various forms, twisting steps and climbing upwards. On this, with reference to the laboratory site, reports CNet.

Calculate the mass ratio of the two heaviest quarks

Theoretical physicists from Germany used the theory of asymptotically safe quantum gravity to calculate the mass ratio of the two heaviest quarks, the t-quark and the b-quark. To do this, scientists repelled from the known values of the Abelian hypercharge and the electroweak and strong coupling constants and traced the flow of the renormalization group up to the Planck scale of energy. In addition, the researchers showed that the charge and mass relations of quarks are interconnected. The article was published in the Physical Review Letters and is freely available.

Rainwater harvesting system at MSU Botanical Garden

The rainwater harvesting system will be launched at the Pharmaceutical Garden on October 18, Olga Arkhipova, press secretary of the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University, said.

According to her, this is one of the main environmental projects of the decade in Russia, since it will be the first rainwater harvesting system among gardens and parks in the country.

The system was presented in February 2018. The project is timed to the 312th anniversary of the Botanical Garden.

The last day of Pompeii will take two months

The officially recognized date of the eruption of Vesuvius – August 24, 79 AD – may be incorrect. This is indicated by the inscription left by one of the inhabitants of the destroyed Pompey, according to La Repubblica.

Studying the ruins of the “House with a garden”, archaeologists found on one of the walls a charcoal-drawn date “16th day before the November calends”. According to the modern calendar, this is October 17th.

A photo of eyes made people donate more

A similar “watching-eye effect” (“watching-eye effect”) insists that when watching a person becomes more prosocial: for example, he helps others more often or makes more donations.

Developed resistant catalyst for fuel cells

Researchers at Brown University have developed a new alloy catalyst, which both reduces the use of platinum and also withstands fuel cell tests.

New device for capturing electromagnetic radiation

Chemists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and NUST MISiS together with colleagues from Finland developed a new device for capturing electromagnetic radiation. It is based on a detector from carbon nanotubes treated with oxygen to increase sensitivity.

The star system from the constellation Taurus has denied the laws of space

Astronomers have discovered a unique stellar system that refutes the basic concepts of the laws of space. Its center is the light of the “infant”, by the standards of the Universe, the age is only about two million years. But four planets are already spinning around it, all of which are gigantic.


Search engines will be obliged to remove links to pirated content without trial

The Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Culture will develop amendments that will oblige the search engines to remove links to pirated content at the request of the right holders without a court order. This was discussed at a round table on the issue of combating piracy, the newspaper Vedomosti reported.

The test of the Telegram blockchain platform can begin as early as the fall of 2018

The blockchain platform Telegram Open Network (TON) will be launched in test mode in the fall of 2018. The developers have stated that they have completed work on almost all of its critical components.

17 models of Oppo smartphones will receive support for Hyper Boos technology.

Hyper Boost will appear first on Oppo R17 and R17 Pro smartphones, which will be the first to receive this technology after Oppo Find X. Next month it will appear on other models, among which were R11, R11 Plus, R11s, R11s Plus, A83 and A1 , and at the end of the year Hyper Boost will be available in the R9s, R17, R15, R15 Dream Mirror, A5, A79 and A73.

Vertu brand will return to the world market on October 17

The presentation of the new phone under the Vertu brand will take place tomorrow in China and the manufacturer has already sent out an invitation to the guests, although it is unknown what is being shown. Recall Vertu brand was created by Nokia

Xiaomi called the date of the presentation of the unusual slider smartphone Mi Mix 3

The company Xiaomi has published an extension on which the date of the presentation of the Mi Mix 3 smartphone is indicated. As it turned out, the event is scheduled for October 25th.

“Rostec” launched the production of the most powerful servers “Elbrus-804”

Concern “Automatics” of the state corporation “Rostec” began mass production of high-performance servers Elbrus-804, designed to build computing clusters, as well as work with applications and databases. This was reported to Izvestia in Rostec.

Xiaomi showed on the photo flagship smartphone slider Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi spokesman Donovan Sung on Mi Mix 2S took a photo of the guy who was lying on the floor, and next to him was a large number of smartphones. In the hands of a guy holding Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, and under it is visible the box from the device. The post itself in the network did not sign.

CTL Chromebox CBx1 Mini PC on Core i7-8550U costs $ 600

CTL has expanded the range of compact computers with the Chromebox CBx1 Core i7 Version, which runs on Chrome OS and comes with an Intel Core i7-8550U processor.

Together with Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will present a Meizu Note 8 tablet

At the press conference will be presented smartphone Meizu Note 8, which should demonstrate good results as a photo. Not so long ago, a Meizu smartphone with a model number M822Q appeared in the TENAA database, under which Meizu Note 8 can be hidden.

Xiaomi has released a new DVR for $ 50

Today, Xiaomi introduced the new car DVR Xiaomi Mijia Driving Recorder 1S, which is made in an aluminum alloy case and equipped with a three-inch IPS-screen, which allows you to comfortably view the footage. Sony IMX307 is used as an image sensor.

The head of Google first told about the search engine for China Dragonfly

Google CEO Sundar Pichai for the first time commented on the development of search engine for China Dragonfly. This happened at the 25th anniversary conference of the Wired edition in San Francisco. First of all, Pichai refuted the statement that Google “left” China 8 years ago.

Messenger users can delete messages

It is reported that the offspring of the social network Facebook Messenger will allow account holders to delete a message not only for themselves, but also for the interlocutor. It is noted that the change in correspondence can be applied within 24 hours.

Microsoft will add dictation to Office web applications

The free Dictate application used speech recognition technology, supported more than 20 languages and knew a few commands, however it was only available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office and the operating system at least Windows 8.1

Smartphone makers will pay for pre-installing Google applications

From October 29, Google will charge smartphone makers for pre-installing their applications on gadgets released for sale in the European Economic Area. This is reported in the official blog of Google.

Huawei Watch GT: a smart watch with a long battery life

Huawei has officially unveiled the Watch GT wristwatch, the preparation of which we have already reported. Smart Chronometer uses proprietary software platform LightOS. The developer decided not to use the Google Wear OS operating system.

Mushkin Source M.2-SATA SSD storage capacity reaches 960 GB

The Mushkin Source M.2-SATA SSD family includes four models: customers can choose between options with a capacity of 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB. The speed of sequential reading of information reaches 560 MB / s, the speed of sequential writing is 520 MB / s.

Inno3D GeForce RTX 2070 series of 3D cards includes two models

Inno3D has expanded the ranks of manufacturers who have prepared 3D cards for release, which are based on the new Nvidia GPUs on Turing architecture. The GeForce RTX 2070 series includes the TWIN X2 and X2 OC models.

Presented Huawei Band 3 Pro Fitness Bracelet

This is a fitness bracelet Huawei Band 3 Pro, which is equipped with a color touch screen, made by technology AMOLED. Its diagonal is only 0.95 inches with a resolution of 120 x 240 pixels. There is the same water protection as the Huawei Watch GT.

IBM unveils first AI-based cloud cybersecurity platform

The IBM Security Connect platform will be “the first cloud-based security platform built on open technologies, with AI in the center, [designed] to analyze pooled security data with unrelated tools,” the company said.

Montblanc released the second model of “smart” watches

House Montblanc has released a new model of smart watches Summit 2 in a 42-mm unisex style case. The watch is equipped with Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, which provides enhanced performance, optimal battery consumption and the ability to work in the “Only hours” mode.


Tesla will release a new autopilot

Tesla is working on creating a new processor in their cars. It is expected that the chip will appear in about six months with the new autopilot, reports UberGizmo.

The device will differ from the actual processor by the speed of calculation, which will allow the autopilot system to work faster – by 500% or even 2000%.

Ilon Mask promised that those who bought an electric car in the maximum configuration will be able to come to the dealerships and issue a replacement for the old chip for a new one free of charge. The rest of the replacement will cost $ 5,000.

New Porsche Panamera GTS being brought to Russia

Porsche Panamera GTS equipped with a gasoline four-liter V-shaped “eight”, issuing 460 hp and 620 Nm of torque. Acceleration from zero to hundred takes just 4.1 seconds. The maximum speed of the Panamera GTS liftback is 292 km / h, and that of the Panamera GTS Sport Turismo station wagon is 289 km / h.

The engine of the project “Cortege” plan to turn into aviation

Director General of the Central Institute of Aviation Motors (TsIAM) named after Peter Baranov, Mikhail Gordin, said that the automobile engine from the project “Cortage” can be turned into an aircraft engine.

We have now signed a contract with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to carry out the work under the code “Adaptation”, which implies research into the methodology for turning an automobile engine into an aircraft one. We take the engine from the “Cortege” and make it aviation. This work will end with the creation of a demonstrator. – Mikhail Gordin

Insurers are not allowed to repair cars with old parts

As explained by the representative of the Bank of Russia, the quality of old parts is very doubtful, their use can lead to frequent vehicle breakdowns. In addition, it is difficult to determine the degree of wear and tear of used parts and other information.

Updated Honda Inspire Sedan Coming Soon

Honda has announced the start of sales of the new Honda Inspire luxury sedan in China, scheduled for October 25th. The first “commodity” cars have already arrived to the dealers and are waiting for the first buyers. The final prototype of the Inspire model was presented in the spring of this year at the Beijing Auto Show.

Kia will make Ceed and Sportage hybrid

Arthur Martins, Kia’s European Marketing Director, has officially confirmed work on the Kia Ceed SW hybrid wagon, and the hatchback and liftback will receive such a propulsion system if the company considers such a project to be justified.

Virtual hypercar Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo will be real

Usually, people go to the virtual world, and here the situation is a little inverse – the virtual model of the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo hypercar will come to the real world. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) started developing a model with a factory index BC-03

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk received a 1200-strong version

American tuning studio Hennesey Perfomance Engineering presented a super-powered version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUV with a 1200-horsepower V8 engine. With such a power plant, the car accelerates to the first “hundred” in a record 2.3 seconds.

In the next two years, Opel will present eight of its new products.

The automaker intends to present to the public not only updated versions of existing models, but also new cars and their additional versions. Next year, Opel is due to introduce the next-generation Opel Corsa hatchback and the new Vivaro family of commercial vehicles. A year later, the premiere of the second-generation Mokka X crossover is coming.

In addition, several electrified models will appear during this period. Next year, the all-electric version of the new Corsa and the Opel Grandland X PHEV hybrid crossover will be presented. By the end of 2020, there will be 4 electrified models in the range, and by 2024, all versions of Opel will have versions with an electric makeweight.

BMW presented the seven-seater X7 crossover

The German company BMW presented its new X7 crossover, which has become the largest in the line, reports Autocar. As expected, the car will appear on the Russian market in March next year and will cost from 5,830,000 rubles for the basic version.

Revived Ford Territory: New Details

An updated version of the Ford Territory SUV is being prepared for the official debut. The model will be focused primarily on the Chinese market. As noted, Ford Territory was built on the basis of the Yusheng S330 crossover.

Under the hood of a car there will be a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, whose power reaches 145 horsepower. The length of the transport is 4.58 meters, and the drive is initially exclusively foreseen.

Ford Territory will receive updated LED headlights, as well as a panoramic roof, while an upgraded multimedia system will appear inside. The instrument panel will be digital, and even in the presence of a special security system Co-Pilot360


Booker Prize awarded Anne Burns for the novel “The Milkman”

The writer from Northern Ireland Anna Burns for the novel “Milkman” (Milkman) became the winner of the international Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize) in 2018, announced the jury of the most prestigious award of English-language literature in London.

Restoration “Night Watch” will be held live

Restoration of the Rembrandt painting “Performance by the rifle company of Captain Frans Banning Kok and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburg”, widely known as “Night Watch”, will be watched by everyone, told the Guardian director of the Amsterdam Art Museum Reyksmyuseum Tako Dibbits. Work on the picture plan to start in July 2019

Famous Finnish writer Arto Paasilinna passed away.

Arto Paasilinna, one of the most famous and translated into foreign languages by Finnish writers, died. He passed away in the city of Espoo at the age of 76. The demise of the classic literature was reported by the publishing house Werner Sderstrm Ltd, RIA Novosti reports.

“Yandex” taught voice assistant to read fairy tales

For example, Doletskaya reads “Babu Yaga”, Okhlobystin performs “Sivku-Burka”, and Antoha MS – the fairy tale “Gingerbread House” by French writer Charles Perrot. Recall, in September, it was reported that Yandex wants to teach its voice assistant, Alice, to speak foreign languages.

The Art of Cinema magazine will open a bookstore in Moscow

The Art of Cinema magazine and the Moskino film network will open a bookstore in the capital. He will appear in the foyer of the cinema “Star” on the Earthen Shaft. Opening is scheduled for October 29th.

In the store you can find new and rare books about filmmakers and biographies of directors. The store’s assortment will be handled by the editors of the publication led by film critic Anton Dolin. According to him, because of the small space of the lecture store and other themed events will be held in the cinema “Stars”.

Henry Rollins will open his exhibition in Moscow on December 17

A photo exhibition of Black Flag and Henry Rollins, an ex-vocalist of Black Flag and Rollins Band, will take place in Moscow. His new photo project is called Travel Slideshow. Rollins, known for his stand-ups, often happens in Russia with performances. Some episodes from his travels will be included in the photo project – Rollins will show the public his favorite pictures from South Africa to the Antarctic.

Project “Artmigration to Children”

The Union of Theater Workers of Russia will present a new project “Artmigration to Children”. On November 1, the best performances staged for children and teenagers by young directors in the regions of Russia will arrive in the capital.

In 2018, 80 regional performances, staged by directors under the age of 40, were announced for the competition. Expert advice chose the top six.

The Minister of Culture spoke about the preparations for the Year of the Theater

The working group as a whole approved the plan of the Year of Theater, which was announced in Russia in 2019, the details of the document will be known later, Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky told reporters.

“Yes, on the whole, the basis of the plan has been approved by the working group. When the plan is signed by all the parties, when we supplement it with the corresponding plan from the regions that come to us, I think we will just separately gather and tell you about it,” the minister said the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi.

Exhibition “Vasya, get up!” arrived in Ekaterinburg

Traveling exhibition “Vasya, get up!” The national exhibition project “Shukshin. The Hero’s Palette” opens in Yekaterinburg. From October 16 to October 28, local residents will be able to get acquainted with the works of artists of a wide variety of genres, which were created in a creative residence in Vasiliy Shukshin’s homeland – in the village of Srostki, Altai Krai.

Musical Theater. Origins – exhibition on Strastnoy Boulevard Moscow

The exposition was based on sketches of scenery and costumes created by artists who collaborated with the Stanislavsky Opera Theater and the Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater before their unification in 1941. At the exhibition you can see the sketches of Isaac Rabinovich, Boris Matrunin, Peter Williams, Martiros Saryan, Vladimir Dmitriev, Boris Erdman and other set designers.

An unknown Rembrandt self-portrait may have been discovered in Sweden

The history of the painting is not exactly known. At the end of the 19th century, it belonged to a Swedish collector who lived in Paris, and later ended up in Sweden. Author’s signature is missing. The study of paintings by Bronson Catellani was engaged in collaboration with other specialists. They conducted many examinations, the results of which indicate the authorship of Rembrandt

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