8 Nov, 2018

New sanctions against Russia

In the US, a mechanism was launched to review a package of measures against Russia, which received the unofficial name of “draconian sanctions”, representative of the US Department of State David Tesler told BBC Russian Service.

The first package of restrictions was introduced at the end of August 2018 as a reaction of the United States to the poisoning in Britain of the former GRU colonel Sergey Skrypal and his daughter Julia with a little-known nerve agent.

The congress gave Russia 90 days to explain the situation with the poisoning of Skripale in Salisbury, and also to provide guarantees that it will no longer produce and use chemical weapons.

“Today we told Congress that the Russian government did not fulfill the criteria previously announced. Therefore, the mechanism of introducing the second round of sanctions is being launched. The law does not provide for the mandatory entry of the sanction into force today. BBC representative of the State Department.

The second package of sanctions implies the introduction of severe restrictions on Russia.

  • The ban for US banks to provide loans to the government of Russia, if it is not loans to buy food or agricultural products.
  • Almost complete ban on mutual trade. An exception is the export of agricultural goods from the USA.
  • Restricting or freezing diplomatic relations between the United States and the Russian government.
  • Ban on flights to companies that are controlled by the government of the country. Under this rule falls Aeroflot.
  • The law also provides for the introduction of personal sanctions against people involved in the distribution of chemical weapons.

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Poroshenko demanded from the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church to leave Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko said that the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine has nothing to do, and urged its representatives to return to Russia. He expressed this opinion at the conference “Lessons of the hybrid decade: what you need to know to move forward successfully.”

Is it normal when the Kremlin is going to urgently gather the Russian Security Council, chaired by Putin, with one issue on the agenda – how to protect the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Investigative Committee of Russia will check spending Sverdlovsk officials

“A pre-investigation check was organized on the information revealed in the media about possible misuse of budget funds aimed at supporting gifted young people,” the report says on the website of the Investigative Committee.

The next day, from the website of the Investigative Committee (SC), the news about the audit of the financial activities of the youth policy department of the Sverdlovsk region disappeared

Experts named the most environmentally friendly countries

According to a survey of residents of 70 European cities, an annual report Pollution Index 2018 Mid-Year was compiled, in which experts from the Numbeo website (he specializes in collecting statistics on cities and countries) rated places on the planet with the worst ecology. The index shows, first of all, the degree of air and water pollution. Other types of pollution are practically not taken into account.

Mongolia has become the most problematic country in terms of ecology. In second place is Afghanistan, and in third place is Myanmar.

The most prosperous environmental situation in Finland. Iceland, Estonia, Sweden and Norway are slightly inferior to it in purity.

Russia is located in the middle of the list – 48th out of 102. Chelyabinsk was recognized as the dirtiest city in the country, Yekaterinburg ranked second. Moscow and St. Petersburg divided the 3rd and 4th place in ecologically problematic Russian cities.

Pavel Bassinsky became the author of the Total Dictation of 2019

The text for the campaign “Total dictation” in 2019 was written by Pavel Bassinsky. This was stated by the project manager Olga Rebkovets

In Usolye-Sibirskoye, an emergency situation was introduced due to the threat of chemical pollution.

The authorities of the city of Usolye-Sibirskoe of the Irkutsk region have introduced an emergency situation in the municipality due to the threat of the spread of chemical pollution from the territory of the former enterprise “Usoliekhimprom”.

Where you must have insurance

Sometimes tourists break up with large amounts of money, and all because they did not have insurance with them. One of such countries was named by specialists in Rostourism, reports IA PrimaMedia. Tourists who are going to go on holiday to India should have insurance

The first forum of the active laity “Favor” will be held in Moscow on November 14

On November 14, in Moscow in the Column Hall of the House of the Unions, the first active activists’ forum “Favor” will be held, the event will gather 1,500 Orthodox figures and professionals in various fields who will discuss topical issues of the spiritual life, actor, TV host, general director of the Spas TV channel Boris told reporters. Korchevnikov.

48 billion rubles for primary medical care

Improving the availability of medical care is provided for by the national project “Health” More than 48 billion rubles will be allocated to ensure the availability of primary medical care, including in remote areas, reports TASS with reference to Deputy Minister of Health Tatyana Yakovlev.

Excess hydrogen sulfide concentration recorded in Moscow

In the east of Moscow, on the night of Wednesday, a double excess of the norm of hydrogen sulfide content in the air was recorded, according to the data on the Mosecomonitoring website.

Krasnodar will be able to complain about the drivers of buses that violate traffic rules

Each Krasnodar bus, trolleybus and tram will have a special sticker with a phone number. You can call him if the driver of public transport violated the rules of the road.

The campaign is aimed at reducing the number of accidents involving trams, trolley buses and buses.

Matvienko is concerned about the prospect of disconnecting part of the country from TV

The Federation Council intends to appeal to the government and to the president with a request to take measures so that no one in Russia will remain without television after switching to digital broadcasting next year. The head of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, commissioned to do everything possible for that.

To support the unprotected segments of the population, because the satellite set-top box is expensive, the pensioners cannot afford it. – Valentina Matvienko, Russian politician

MOE will begin to check shopping centers on new standards

The Ministry of Emergency Situations will increase the risk category for shopping centers and other objects with a massive stay of people from significant to high and will conduct scheduled inspections at such facilities from 2020 once every two years.

Committee of the State Duma supported the bill on amateur fishing

It enshrines the right of citizens to freely and free of charge carry out recreational fishing on public water bodies, with the exception of water bodies provided for conducting recreational fisheries.

The bill also prohibits electric locomotives, restricts the sale of networks, while maintaining the current provisions for the regions of the North, Siberia and the Far East, where citizens can fish with nets for personal purposes. In order to preserve and rational use of aquatic biological resources and their habitat, the document introduces the concept of daily catch rate – the volume of the aquatic biological resource type allowed by man for a calendar day.

Ministry of Health proposed to ban calls against vaccines

The Ministry of Health is working on a bill that bans public appeals against vaccination. About this RBC reported in the press service of the Ministry. “At present, the draft federal law is being finalized, therefore, comments are still premature,” the report says

United Russia proposed to deprive of parental rights for the participation of children in rallies

State Duma deputy from United Russia Sergei Vostretsov proposed imposing fines for parents of minors participating in unsanctioned rallies, and also consider depriving them of parental rights with more than twice the child’s participation in such an action.

Sergey Aksenov will transplant officials on

Aksenov transplanted the leadership of Simferopol to public transport The capital of Crimea is choking in huge traffic jams. Sergey Aksenov proposed an unusual way to cope with a traffic collapse that swept the capital of the region.

Unfortunately, there is nothing to boast about the issue of transport. In my opinion, the situation has not improved, and the colossal traffic jams clearly show this. – Sergey Aksenov, Russian politician

Rospotrebnadzor told about insanitary conditions in hospitals

According to the inspection of Rospotrebnadzor in medical institutions, they most often ignore the observance of sanitary standards, do not follow the rules for the treatment of medical waste, and the staff do not have a physical examination. Rarely there are situations when surgical operations are not performed in operating theaters, reports PrimaMedia.

In Voronezh, doctors amputated a healthy leg to a pensioner instead of a patient

The son of a 89-year-old pensioner from Voronezh turned to law enforcement after his mother’s doctors at the local hospital amputated a healthy leg instead of a patient.


Experimental industrial wind farm began work in Tiksi

On November 6, a significant event took place in the polar village of Tiksi – the ceremony where the wind farm of the wind power station was put into operation as part of three wind turbines with a total capacity of 900 kW

Construction of the deepest subway tunnel in China completed in China

The 8.1 kilometer-long tunnel partly passes under the sea, it connects the eastern and western parts of the city of Qingdao in Shandong province, China Railway No.3 Engineering Group reported.

The company noted that this is the deepest tunnel in mainland China, its deepest part located 88 meters below sea level. Tunnel construction began in September 2015

Visit Russia office to appear in Shanghai

The Federal Agency for Tourism launched the Visit Russia project in 2015. During this time, more than 50 offices were opened in almost 30 countries of the world. In the representative offices of Visit Russia, local tour operators can get detailed information about all visiting and recreation programs in Russia.

Medvedev ordered the Ministry of Energy and the FAS to conclude an agreement with the oil industry

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the Ministry of Energy and the Federal Antimonopoly Service to conclude agreements with oil companies to stabilize the oil products market.

On the basis of this decree, the Ministry of Energy and the Antimonopoly Service are charged with concluding an agreement with economic entities on taking measures to stabilize and develop the domestic market for petroleum products. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli brought almost $ 137 billion in revenues to Azerbaijan

For eight years, from the beginning of 2001 to October 1, 2018, the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) received $ 136.782 billion in a project to develop a block of oil and gas fields (ACG) in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.

Petrobras net profit grew almost five times in January — September

At the end of the third quarter, the net profit attributable to Petrobras shareholders amounted to 6.644 billion reais ($ 1.8 billion), which is almost 25 times more than a year ago. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were 0.51 reais ($ 0.138) versus a year ago figure of 0.02 reals ($ 0.005).

Russia and China will sign an agreement on settlements in national currencies by the end of the year

Russia and China by the end of this year intend to sign an agreement on settlements in national currencies. The head of Vnesheconombank, Igor Shuvalov, announced this on Wednesday, November 7.

We are interested, the Chinese side is no less, and perhaps even more interested, because it was announced yesterday by the Chairman of the PRC that such an agreement be signed as soon as possible. The shortest time – it would be great if we could sign it before the end of the year. – Igor Shuvalov, Russian lawyer

The growth of social inequality began in Russia

Russia in 2017 passed the lowest level of social differentiation since 2006, but since 2018 inequality begins to grow again, and this dynamic will continue in 2019, according to the Institute’s review Center for Development of the Higher School of Economics “Comments on the state and business” .

“But social differentiation is growing in 2018 compared with 2017. Considering the fact that in 2019 lower wage growth rates are expected in the public sector compared to 2018, this may mean that Russia has passed the lowest level of social differentiation over the past 12 years, and social inequality will grow again, “give a disappointing forecast in the Development Center.

The number of potential bankrupts in Russia is growing

In the third quarter of 2018, the number of potential bankrupts among Russian citizens reached 3.6 million. Izvestia writes this, citing data from the National Bankruptcy Center.

Bank “Opening” has provided “Norilsk Nickel” credit line of 15 billion rubles

Otkritie Bank provided a revolving credit line of 15 billion rubles for 3 years to Norilsk Nickel to finance general corporate projects, the press service of the bank reported.

Net profit of Credit Agricole in the 3rd quarter increased by 3.2%

The quarterly profit of the bank excluding non-recurring income and expenses in the past quarter increased by 17% compared with the third quarter of last year, to 1.13 billion euros. The revenue of Credit Agricole in July-September increased by 5% – to 4.8 billion euros.

Mutko called the amount of receivables in the housing sector

Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko called the amount of receivables as of October 1, 2018 in the housing and utilities sector, the Gazeta.Ru correspondent reports.

“According to statistics, we see that accounts receivable as of October 1, 2018 in the housing and utilities sector is 1 trillion. 298 billion rubles. Compared to the first quarter of this year, it fell by more than 100 billion rubles (as of April 2018 – 1 trillion 414 billion rubles), ”said Mutko.

Investors switch attention from Germany to other European countries

Respondents described pricing in large centers in Germany and other European countries as “close to peak” and “overpriced”. The volume of real estate transactions in Germany in the period from October 2017 to September 2018 amounted to € 65 billion – € 3 billion less compared to the previous 12 months.

The head of the Ministry of Environment threatened to stop forest exports to China

Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, warned of a possible halt in forest exports to China before restoring order in this area, in particular, before solving the problem of reforestation.

Iran calls on Russia and Saudi Arabia to reduce oil production

Russia and Saudi Arabia should reduce oil production to the level of 1 million barrels. a day, Bloomberg said Iranian representative to OPEC Hussein Kazempur

“Naftogaz” filed a lawsuit against the government of Ukraine for $ 236 million

The National Joint-Stock Company (NAK) “Naftogaz of Ukraine” appealed to the Economic Court of Kiev with a request to recover from the government compensation in the amount of more than 6.63 billion UAH ($ 236 million) for supplying gas to the population at prices below market prices, Russian news agencies report citing a court decision .

Venezuela will present its cryptocurrency to OPEC

The Venezuelan authorities will present their Petro cryptocurrency as a means of settlement to the OPEC member countries. This was announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Petroleum Industry of Venezuela, Manuel Quevedo.

Private organizations will not allow to shelf

The head of the Ministry of Ecology of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kobylkin, spoke with the domestic press and said that the development of oil and gas fields on the Russian shelf is in full swing. However, there is no point in summoning private oil organizations.

Poland will sign a new agreement on the supply of LNG from the US

Poland will sign another agreement on the supply of liquefied gas from the United States, said Peter Vozhniak, chairman of the board of the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG. In October, PGNiG and the American Venture Global LNG signed a contract for the supply of two million tons of LNG to Poland annually for 20 years.

In the Khabarovsk Territory, a debtor of a bakery can turn off the gas

All 100% of the municipal shares of the company are in a catastrophic situation. Such a difficult situation has caused concern among the supplier company Gazprom Gas Distribution Far East. Only from June to September 2018, the bakery owes more than 1 million rubles for natural gas.

Asia became the main export market for Rosneft instead of Europe

In July-September, for the first time, the state-owned company exported more oil to the east than to the west. Such data is contained in the report of Rosneft under IFRS for the III quarter, published on November 6

Energy subsidies for the Far East may decline

Energy subsidies for the Far East may be reduced by 20-40% if the Government of the Russian Federation approves the new tariff reduction scheme proposed by the Ministry of Energy. Now consumers of the Far East electricity is provided at a fixed rate, and in other regions prices are regulated by the market. The new scheme of the Ministry of Energy suggests that reduced energy tariffs in Siberia and the European part of Russia will provide small and medium businesses, as well as new investment projects, the implementation of which increases energy consumption. Discount budget organizations will pay the state

Insurers were allowed not to disclose fallen under sanctions shareholders

The government has allowed insurance companies not to disclose information on the composition and structure of owners if a sanction has been imposed on a shareholder who has a controlling stake or owns a significant part of the company, or on members or participants.

Severstal to almost double investment in core projects

Metallurgical company Severstal has announced plans to invest in the renewal of the first redistribution capacity and to almost double the investment. This is reported on the company’s website. It is noted that in 2019 the investment program will be $ 1.4 billion, about 75% of which will be development projects.

The Ministry of Finance placed two issues of OFZ for 11.2 billion rubles

OFZ-PD were placed with a maturity date of May 23, 2029 in the amount of 6.535 billion rubles. with demand of 8.995 billion rubles. Proceeds from the placement amounted to 5.98 billion rubles. In addition, the Ministry of Finance placed OFZ-PD with a maturity date of February 28, 2024 in the amount of 4.702 billion rubles. with demand of 12.703 billion rubles.

China and Pakistan agreed on currency swaps

During the visit of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to Beijing between the governments of China and Pakistan, an agreement was reached to extend the agreement on currency swaps between the State Bank of Pakistan and the People’s Bank of China

National debt of the Nizhny Novgorod region since the beginning of 2018 decreased by 4.2%

After the reduction of the state debt of the region by 4.2%, its size amounted to 72.8 billion rubles, that is, it decreased by 3.2 billion rubles.

At the moment, the structure of the state debt of Nizhny Novgorod region is as follows: 49.8% – government securities, 39.4% – budget loans from the federal budget, 10.7% – loans from commercial banks, 0.3% – government guarantees.


Russian special services prevented several terrorist attacks during the 2018 World Cup

During the World Cup in 2018, several terrorist attacks were averted, reports Soviet Sport. This was informed by the director of the FSB of Russia, Alexander Bortnikov. As reported, drones could be used for the attacks.

The agencies of the Federal Security Service have taken all the necessary measures to detect and stop attempts to use unmanned aerial vehicles by terrorists during the World Cup held in Russia. – Alexander Bortnikov, Russian judge

Poroshenko signed the law on the transfer of the Church of St. Andrew to Constantinople

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law on the peculiarities of using St. Andrew’s Church of the National Reserve “Sophia of Kiev”. This is reported on the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Putin appointed new plenipotentiary in the Northwest Federal District

President Vladimir Putin appointed Alexander Gutsan his new plenipotentiary representative in the North-West Federal District (NWFD). This is reported on the Kremlin website.

Peskov commented on the cancellation of the meeting between Putin and Netanyahu

A meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 11 in Paris was not planned, reports of its cancellation are not true, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told reporters

The authorities will support large companies in the case of new sanctions

The authorities will support Russian large companies if they fall under the new US sanctions, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. So the head of government commented on the intentions of the US State Department to introduce new sanctions against Russia.

Therefore, nothing critical will happen, I’m sure of it. But all this is unpleasant and, of course, will force us to make certain decisions, if necessary, including the support of individual companies, large companies, if they find themselves under such sanctions. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

The quality of vocational education will be discussed at parliamentary hearings in the State Duma

In the conditions of digitalization, the labor market is changing rapidly, more and more processes are being robotized, and some professions are just a thing of the past, while the quality of education and the education system itself should not lag behind these processes. The most important task of vocational training today is to ensure the breakthrough development of the country, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

UN is unlikely to solve the issue of the shelf of the Russian Federation

There are no chances for a positive decision of the UN Commission to expand the borders of the Russian continental shelf, said Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. According to him, this is due to the current foreign policy situation in relation to the country, reports RIA Novosti.

Organizers of Davos refused to invite Kostin and Deripaska and Vekselberg

Businessmen Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Vekselberg and VTB head Andrei Kostin were told that their visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos would be undesirable, according to the Financial Times, citing two sources familiar with this decision.

“Deripaska, Kostin and Vekselberg have become what they have become, not thanks to the Davos forum. And the Davos forum became the Davos forum thanks to such businessmen. Therefore, let’s say, by rejecting such businessmen, the forum cuts its foundations, ”said the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov.

Czech Republic will refuse to sign the UN Global Agreement on Migration

In October of this year, a number of EU countries refused to sign an agreement, since it could provoke a new wave of migration. Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Croatia opposed the treaty.

State Department accuses Iran of trying to hide oil tankers

About a dozen Iranian oil tankers turned off their transponders of the automatic identification system and now represent a threat to international navigation and ecology. This statement was made on Wednesday by US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook at a briefing for journalists at the State Department.

CNN journalist lost access to the White House after a skirmish in Trump

Sarah Sanders, White House spokeswoman, informed that CNN journalist Jim Acosta was temporarily denied a pass after a fight with US President Donald Trump during a press conference. She wrote about this on her twitter page. It is noted that Acosta confirmed this information.

Trump has threatened to launch investigations against Democrats due to leaks

US President Donald Trump threatened to launch investigations in the Senate of Congress against Democrats because of leaks of classified information if they initiate investigations against Republicans in the House of Representatives.

Canada apologized for refusing to accept the ship with the Jews in 1939

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking Wednesday in front of the House of Commons, offered official apologies for the refusal of the Canadian government to accept Jewish refugees who arrived on the St. Louis ship from Nazi Germany in 1939, the premier’s official website said in a press release.

As I bring these apologies, I sincerely hope that we can shed light on this painful chapter of our history and make sure that this lesson is never forgotten. Anti-Semitism, xenophobia and hatred have no place in this country or in this world. – Justin Trudeau, Canadian politician

US representative to attend Moscow meeting on Afghanistan

The representative of the United States will take part in the next meeting of the Moscow format on Afghanistan, which will be held on November 9. This was announced on Wednesday at a briefing by the Deputy Head of the State Department Press Service Robert Palladino


Delivered to Syria ZRS S-300 fully prepared for service

All three battalions of anti-aircraft missile systems that were delivered to Syria by Russia after the death of 15 Russian soldiers over the Mediterranean Sea and the crash of the Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft are ready for combat work.

Ansat helicopter with an emergency landing system has been tested

Specialists of the Kazan Helicopter Plant have completed testing of the Ansat light helicopter with an emergency landing system, the press service of the Russian Helicopters said.

Rocket troops replenished with military experts

Combinations and military units of the Strategic Missile Forces have replenished more than 2 thousand junior military specialists graduates of training centers of the Strategic Missile Forces located in Pereslavl-Zalessky (Yaroslavl region), Ostrov (Pskov region) and Kapustin Yar (Astrakhan region. ).

Russia will supply grenade launchers to the Philippines

Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, Mikhail Petukhov, said that the Russian and Philippine parties had signed a contract for the supply of grenade launchers this year.

Syria refused to help Israel

The head physician of the Neighborhood mission, Led Colonel of the IDF Sergei Kutikov told reporters that the Syrian government had refused Israeli humanitarian aid after regaining control over the south-western region of the country.

In the Northern Fleet began checking marines

A comprehensive control check began in the Northern Fleet, during which fighters and officers of a separate marine brigade will demonstrate their skills, TASS reports on November 6, citing a statement from the press service of the Northern Fleet.

The United States has experienced an intercontinental ballistic missile

The United States Air Force tested the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Minuteman III. The launch was carried out from the base Vandenberg in California, reports AP. The command post said that the tasks were achieved, but refused to go into details.

Shoigu discussed with Marshal Haftar the situation in Libya

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu discussed the situation in Libya with the Libyan Marshal Khalifa Haftar in Moscow, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Ministry of Defense. The parties also discussed the fight against terrorism and the topic of security in the Middle East.

Russia is developing an aviation complex for long-range aviation

United Aircraft Corporation announced the beginning of the development of a promising long-range aviation complex, according to the UAC Facebook. Details of the project in the corporation did not call, but indicated that the development of the complex is under special control of the Supreme Commander and the Minister of Defense.

The Chinese military visited the Academy of the General Staff of Russia

A delegation from the Chinese Institute of International Strategic Studies (CIMSI) paid a visit to the Military Academy of the General Staff of Russia, the Information and Mass Communications Department of the Russian Defense Ministry reported on November 7. The Chinese military discussed a number of issues with their Russian counterparts, chief among which were the geopolitical situation and the fight against international terrorism.

The military will not be allowed to post personal data on the Internet

The ban will affect the distribution of photographic and video materials, geolocation data, information about colleagues – everything that may relate to official activities. It will not be possible to publish data on military units, subdivisions where the military serve, places of deployment, the explanatory note to the document says.

The new law affects exclusively the service activities of the military. For his violation of contract can dismiss, full-time military – to bring to disciplinary responsibility. The norm does not apply to dismissed from military service. Anything that is not related to work, you can freely publish in social networks.


Scientists have discovered many anomalies of the development of ancient people.

A press release with the results of the study was published on Phys.org. Scientists studied the remains of people who lived during this period, which began 2.6 million years ago and ended 11.7 thousand years ago, and found unusual features of skeletal development.

The discovery of Russian chemists will accelerate the search for new “miracle substances”

Chemists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Skoltech and the Samara Technical University have speeded up the work of the revolutionary USPEX algorithm, which helps to discover superconductors and fancy compounds of uranium and rare metals. His new version was presented in the journal Computer Physics Communications.

Nanobots support our health

An international team of researchers has created a nanobot which is about 200 times smaller in diameter than human hair, has a special coating that allows the bot to slip through dense tissues. The device includes a magnetic material, so that they can be easily controlled using an external magnetic field. The unique properties of nanobots are described in an article published in the journal Science Advances.

In Indonesia, discovered rock paintings by the age of 40 thousand years

In Indonesia, on the island of Kalimantan, archaeologists discovered cave paintings about 40 thousand years old. According to the Nature magazine, a drawing of an animal was found in a limestone cave in the eastern part of Kalimantan Island.

Genes have almost no effect on longevity.

American scientists in the course of their recent research have determined the extent of the influence of genes on the duration of human life. To the great surprise of the experts, it turned out that longevity with genetics is associated with a very small degree of probability.

Anxiety disorder in dogs affects metabolism

Scientists have discovered that dogs suffering from an anxiety disorder are changing their metabolism — in their blood, in particular, it turned out to have more glutamine amino acid than healthy dogs.

Kakadu Goffin create tools for solving various problems

Austrian ornithologists found out that the Cockatoo Goffin (Cacatua goffiniana) can not only create tools, but also adapt them to solve different problems. So the birds managed to tear off a piece of cardboard of the required length, depending on how far the reward was.

Bioreactor helped frogs regenerate limbs

At the Tufts University, the United States conducted an experiment in which scientists were able to grow new limbs from spur-fingered frogs. This was achieved by a device that delivered progesterone steroid hormone to the place of amputation. As the researchers told in their article in the journal Cell Press, the bioreactor significantly accelerated wound healing and new paw growth.

Scientists set a record for quantum communication data exchange

Scientists from Switzerland and the United States set a record distance for the process of quantum distribution of encryption keys via fiber optic cable. This is covered in Physical Review Letters. Physicists generated photons with a frequency of about 2.5 GHz, which were transmitted via cable.

China began to recognize people by walking

The Chinese authorities are introducing a new surveillance system to monitor the whereabouts of people. The system identifies a person by scanning his silhouette and gait, reports Associated Press. The developers claim that they managed to achieve high accuracy of recognition: the figure reaches 94%.

Scientists have developed a portable device to control allergens

Scientists at the University of California have developed a device to control allergens in the air. With the help of machine learning this portable device allows you to identify and classify the genus of harmful substances.

The ancients suffered developmental abnormalities due to incest

Specialists from the University of Washington found that among the remains of people who lived in the Pleistocene, there is a large number of individuals with developmental anomalies. Eric Trinkaus analyzed 66 fossils of ancient people, most of which were 200 thousand years old.

Scientists have created a scar-free wound healing gel.

Chinese scientists have developed a silk protein-based gel that can heal wounds and not leave scars, a study published in the journal Biomaterial Science. Scientists used the substance sericin, which is contained in silk fibers.

Acoustic camouflage moths

Biologists at the University of Bristol talked about the importance of hairs on the chest for night moths. The bristles play the role of acoustic camouflage and hide the butterflies from the echolocation of bats.

Russian scientists have developed a drug against thrombosis

Recently, a new drug has been successfully tested on animals: with a high efficacy of the drug, there are no side effects. The new technology reduces the thrombus resorption time by 20 times.

Northern smooth whale is threatened with extinction due to human activity

A team of scientists from the National Center for Northeast Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Massachusetts, led by Peter Corkeron, found that human presence in the Atlantic has a negative effect on the northern smooth whale population. Researchers published their work in the journal Royal Society Open Science

Geophysicists have figured out how the world’s ocean appeared

A team of geologists from the University of Arizona led by Peter Basek found the answer in an unexpected place and found that our planet contains much more hydrogen than previously thought.

“Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, which is abundant in space, so any source of hydrogen could be a source of water on Earth,” explains astrophysicist Steven Desch.


AMD introduced the world’s first 7-nanometer GPU

AMD has shown the world’s first 7-nanometer graphics processor. The presentation of GPU based on Vega chips was held at the Next Horizon event.

New Apple iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini are on sale

Apple has released its new devices, which were presented a week ago in New York. The updated iPad Pro tablet, MacBook Air laptop and Mac Mini compact desktop are now available in 40 countries

A series of smartphones Samsung Galaxy R returns to production

The Samsung Galaxy R series of smartphones is being sent back into production. In July 2018, there was evidence that the company was working on the relevant product, but at that time it was not known exactly which category of devices it would become

Oppo introduced the Oppo RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo smartphones

The Chinese company Oppo in Europe held a presentation of two smartphones – the Oppo RX17 Pro and RX17 Neo, which will be sold in the Russian Federation. In the European market, the Oppo RX17 Pro will cost 599 euros, while the second model is priced at 349 euros.

The cheapest Xiaomi laptop went on sale

The cheapest Xiaomi laptop, which is priced at about 448 dollars, went on sale. We are talking about a model equipped with a 15.6-inch diagonal panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, as well as an eighth generation dual-core Intel Core i3 processor.

Xiaomi introduced Mi AirDots wireless headphones

The Chinese company Xiaomi introduced the Mi AirDots wireless headphones for $ 29. The novelty supports the standard Bluetooth 5.0 and will be available in China on November 11.

Samsung launched TV production in Russia

The first in the world of television sets with artificial intelligence will begin to produce South Korean company Samsung in Russia. This is stated in the press service of the corporation. As noted, the plant, located near Kaluga, will create devices with diagonals of 75 and 85 inches.

LG starts selling the “aged” version of the flagship smartphone G7

LG announced the start of sales of the “aged” version of the flagship G7. The company said that it will be possible to buy devices with the Fit index this week. Initially, the model was shown at the end of August at the exhibition IFA-2018.

Google Pixel Slate Tablet available for pre-order

Google started taking pre-orders for the Pixel Slate tablet, which was introduced a month ago. While you can order only the younger versions, which are available at prices ranging from 600 to 800 dollars. Top variations, the price of which reaches $ 1600, will be available later.

The new processor Helio P70 will be installed in the smartphone Realme

The new processor Helio P70 is entering the world market. It will be installed in the smartphone Realme. Information confirmed Manhav Sheth, executive director of Realme India.

Xiaomi introduced the battery vacuum machine

The company Xiaomi yesterday presented on its collective funding platform a portable Cleanfly Car Portable Vacuum Cleaner for a car manufactured by Cleanfly. The device is priced at $ 29.

Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro + Special Edition 3D Cards appear

The source has published images of the 3D-map Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro + Special Edition. The basis of this card will be a 12-nanometer GPU with 2304 stream processors, 144 texture units and 32 raster operations blocks.

Half of Russians are not afraid of losing access to their accounts

Most Russian Internet users are not afraid of losing access to their accounts on various websites and social networks – these are the results of a study by Avast, reports Nation News.

Google will add reports of accidents and police presence in the service “Maps”

The US corporation Google has announced the expansion of the functionality of its map service Maps – Google Maps users will be able to mark the accident on the maps, as well as the places where radar and cameras are installed to monitor traffic

The girl in the US suffered because of a fire on the iPhone X

The girl received burns due to burned up while charging the iPhone X in the US. This was reported by one of the users of the forum Reddit. According to preliminary data, the victim put the phone on charge and went to rest, but as a result, the smartphone ignited, and the girl received a burn, writes iReactor.

Hublot has released a watch that can only be bought for Bitcoins

The Swiss manufacturer Hublot has released a limited collection of watches Big Bang Meca-10 P2P, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin – the watch can be bought only for this cryptocurrency. This was said in a statement.

Elephone PX equipped with a dual front-facing camera

Elephone has entered the race to create a completely frameless smartphone. The future Elephone PX device is said to be equipped with a retractable front camera a la Vivo Apex. At the same time it will be double, but without flash

The new version of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air was estimated at 579 dollars

A week ago, it became known that Xiaomi is preparing to start selling the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air laptop at a price of 545 dollars. However, only yesterday the novelty was introduced, and the price turned out to be slightly higher than expected ($ 580).

The A12X Bionic processor in the new iPad Pro turned out to be more powerful than the Core i7

The test results in Geekbench proved that Apple was not sly. So, the older iPad Pro on the single-chip A12X Bionic system turned out to be faster than Microsoft Surface Pro 6 on a 4-core Core i5-8250U and a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Tests were sharpened for photo and video processing tasks.


Finnish Station Petersburg was not recognized as a monument

The Committee for State Control, Use and Protection of Monuments of History and Culture (KGIOP) refused to recognize the Finland Station in St. Petersburg as a newly discovered cultural heritage object, said Assistant Head of the Yabloko faction in the regional legislature, party member Kirill Strakhov.

State Duma changes the rules for showing films in Russia

The State Duma adopted in the second reading a bill permitting the showing of films in Russia without a rolling certificate for the time of film festivals, the Rosbalt correspondent reports. In 2017, 157 film festivals were held in Russia, 112 of them in international status.

The Ministry of Culture believes that Pulkovo will not receive the name of Sergei Shnurov

Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, questioned the fact that Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg would be named in honor of Sergei Shnurov, the leader of the Leningrad grouping.

Krasnoyarsk will host the International Forum “Ballet XXI Century”

The central event of the forum will be the International Grand Prix of Siberia ballet competition, which traditionally gathers the best young dancers in the world. The jury consisted of outstanding figures of ballet art.

Moscow will sum up the preparations for the 100th anniversary of the First World War

The website of the Russian Historical Society states that during the meeting, the results of the work of the Organizing Committee on the preparation of events related to the 100th anniversary of the First World War will be summed up, as well as large-scale historical and educational projects implemented under its auspices.

105 years ago was born the French writer Albert Camus

A boy from a poor family who lost his father early, after graduating from school, had to drop out of school and start earning to help his mother. But one of his teachers insisted that a talented teenager should continue to study and even managed to get a scholarship for him. Camus will later devote his Nobel speech to this teacher.

Festival of Russian culture opens in Rome

The program will be screened by the film “Russian European Ivan Turgenev”, prepared for the 200th anniversary of the writer by the State Museum of A.S. Pushkin. The tape is based on the memoirs of Turgenev’s contemporaries: Lev Tolstoy, Athanasius Fet, Nikolai Nekrasov and many others. The poetic theme will be continued on November 8 in the literary and musical play “The Fifth Season … Love” with the participation of Honored Artists of Russia Nina Shatskaya and Olga Kabo.

Goncourt Prize winner was the writer Nicolas Mathieu

The 40-year-old French writer Nicolas Mathieu became the winner of the Goncourt Prize, reports TASS. The Honkurov Academy recognized his book Children After them as the best French-language literary work of the current year. This literary prize has been awarded in France annually since 1903.

Vladivostok fortress will be turned into a federal museum-reserve

On the basis of the Vladivostok fortress will create a federal museum-reserve on the sample of Sevastopol. This idea was approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Implement the project will begin in the first half of 2019

Exhibition from the collection of the Marquis Campana

The exhibition “The Dream of Italy – Marquis Campana’s collection,” said Coralie James Louvre Press Officer, will be held in the exhibition halls of the Louvre until February 18, 2019. In March, the Conservatives Palace in Rome will take over the Russian-French exposition for several months. The opening of the exhibition in St. Petersburg in the halls of the State Hermitage Museum will be held in July.

At the close of the exhibitions, the Louvre and the Hermitage are planning two large scientific conferences. They will be devoted to the study of archival documents related to the formation of the collection, as well as the problems of restoration and storage of its unique works of art.

Museum of the History of Tula Kremlin

The museum dedicated to the stages of the construction of the Tula Kremlin and its military history will be created in two towers of the fortress, the 500th anniversary of which will be celebrated in 2020. About this TASS told the head of the branch “Museum” Tula Kremlin “Elena Zykova.

“There will be two towers of the Tula Kremlin – the tower of the Ivanovo Gate and the Nikitskaya Tower. We will equip exposition complexes on each tier telling about the history of construction, features of defense organization, the Kremlin’s military history. the garrison on the walls of the Kremlin – who, where and with what weapons was in. We set the task to form materials of a popular science character, so that they would be interesting to a wide range of setiteley “- Zykov said.

Moscow will host events dedicated to the 100-year history of the Shabolov Tower

Libraries in the south of Moscow, the International Shukhov Fund and the Council of Deputies of the Donskoy municipal district are launching the Shukhov-Fest project. The opening and presentation of the program will be held on November 8 in the Library №166 them. 1st of May. The goal of the project is to acquaint Muscovites with the legacy of inventor Vladimir Shukhov. The program – lectures, film screenings, discussions and other events.

Exhibition of animal painter Vladimir Smirin

The opening of the exhibition of works by animal painter Vladimir Smirin was held at the Klyuev House of the Moscow Zoo. In the exposition almost 40 paintings of wild animals and zoo inhabitants, some of which will be seen by the guests of the zoo for the first time.

In London, building a large museum complex

The Victoria and Albert Museum presented the projects of a new branch in the former London Olympic Park. The branch will include two buildings: a museum on the embankment and a research center. Space for temporary exhibitions will be created in the five-story building of the museum, Artgid reports.

The painting of Wassily Kandinsky will not be returned to the heirs of the former owner

The Netherlands Restitution Committee rejected the request of the heirs of the collector Emmanuel Levenstein to return the picture of Wassily Kandinsky “Landscape with Houses” to them. The canvas is stored in the Museum of Amsterdam. In October 1940, five months after the German invasion of the Netherlands, the painting was put up for auction by a collector.


On the series “Breaking Bad” will remove the full-length film

In the publication The Hollywood Reporter appeared reliable information about the upcoming two-hour film on the cult TV series Breaking Bad. The film crew was headed by American scriptwriter, film director and film producer Vince Gilligan, who is also the author of the original series and his spin-off, “Better Call Saul.”

Shrek and Puss in Boots will be restarted

Christopher believes that you need to create something new, and not just a film from a chain of sequels. Recall that in 2010 came the fourth part of the “Shrek”. Then the creators of the cartoon said that the tape will be final.

TV channel “Star” makes a film about Hadji Umar Mamsurov

The stories of the great commanders and generals of Russia are told in the project “Legends of the Army” on the TV channel “Star”. For the heroes of the next tape film crew arrived in North Ossetia. Previously, they have already shot a documentary about the legendary General Issa Pliev.

Announced the date of the premiere of the Russian series of robots

The series “Better than People”, in which Paulina Andreeva played the robot, was presented to the world film industry as early as 2017. It was decided to make the premiere on November 23th on the Web on START video service. An official trailer for the movie series has been released for this event.

Kari Fukunaga will turn the film “The Researchers” into a TV series

In the story, two friends, “Kulibin”, possessed by space, collect a real spacecraft from garbage spare parts. Already the first experimental flight turns into a long-awaited meeting with an alien civilization, but the guys have competitors pursuing the same goals.

Kharatyan told about the musical based on the film about the midshipmen

Dmitry Kharatyan spoke about the production of the play based on his motives. The actor said that the production of the musical of the same name was timed to the 30th anniversary of the film. The performance was staged at the cinema “School of Midshipmen”.

Andrei Merzlikin played Vampilova in the new film studio “Lendok”

The shooting of “Sea-buckthorn summer” took place in Petersburg at the “Lendok” film studio, as well as at Baikal, where Vampilov died in August 1972. This year he would have turned 81 years old. The basis of the screen narration was Vampilov’s correspondence with the famous metropolitan who was cursed by Elena Yakushina.

Under the Silver Lake shows the inside out of Hollywood

In the Russian rental goes “Under the Silver Lake” – a conspiracy theories about pop culture, youth and meaninglessness of life. This is a new work by the director of the acclaimed horror “Ono” by David Robert Mitchell.

Stadium “Nizhny Novgorod” will become a platform for the “Bitter Fest 2019”

An agreement was signed in Nizhny Novgorod to hold the Gorky Fest festival in 2019. The parties were the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin, actor Mikhail Porechenkov, who is the president of the festival, and the organizer Oksana Mikheeva, informs the regional government

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