4 Jan, 2020

News digest for 01/03/2020

Russia is divided into two economies.

As the correspondent of IA REGNUM, this was stated by state Duma Deputy Sergei Panteleev (Communist party).

“Today we have two economies, two poles, two countries. According to the results of the sociological research, 72% of the survey participants do not see the coincidence of the interests of the government and society. The foreign economy, where everything seems to be very good, everything is flowing, everything is growing, oil, gas, metal, wood, financial markets, banking, created a financial superliberal capitalism, when commodity markets are not very interesting, most importantly-financial. What is there to be surprised when the fall in production stagnation of the economy, the annual profit of banks in Russia about a trillion rubles, ” – he says.

“And there is an internal economy, I mentioned its deplorable state and stagnation in growth of 1-1. 5% per year, which is not able to provide a decent life for citizens,” the parliamentarian said.

The Netherlands officially abandoned the name ” Holland»

The name “Holland” from January 1, 2020 officially ceased to exist as a designation of the state of the Netherlands, according to radio station NOS. Now local authorities, universities, private companies and print media must use the name “Netherlands”.

In Palau has banned creams from the sun

The Republic of Palau, located on a skeleton in the Pacific ocean, became the first country in the world to ban sunscreens. This is reported by the “BBC”. As of January 1, sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and eight other toxic ingredients cannot be sold or used in the country. For violation of the ban faces a fine of thousands of dollars, illegal products will be confiscated.

The country has decided to ban creams because they harm the environment, including corals and tropical fish. Palau President Thomas Remengesau said that toxic substances from creams were found in many places on the Islands, as well as in the tissues of living organisms

Lithuania has started construction of a gas pipeline to Poland

In Lithuania, construction work has begun on laying a gas pipeline to Poland. This is reported by the company Amber Grid, which is the operator of the gas transmission system.

Medvedev approved the payments to doctors for the detection of cancer

The decree of the government, which approves the rules of incentive payments, was signed by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers Dmitry Medvedev. Each new cancer patient is “estimated” at a thousand rubles. Half of the amount is due to the doctor responsible for the organization and conduct of medical examination and medical examination.

Chechen authorities intend to attract tourists with military tours

“By and large, military tours are games of war for adults. Imagine an ordinary clerk who stays in the office for months. Going on an extreme journey, the Manager of the middle (or even higher) level at least for a few hours will be distracted from the usual routine, throw out emotions and, importantly, feel like a superhero.

What is a real adventure? This is when you go on a trip, you do not just look around, contemplating the beauty of Chechnya, but when you become a participant in some event and get an experience that has not yet been. There are plenty of opportunities for such adventures in the Chechen Republic. In particular, we offer our tourists to get experience of military training.”

Russia sets post-Soviet record for oil production

Russia in 2019 set a record for the volume of oil production for the entire post-Soviet period. On Thursday, January 2, reports Bloomberg. According to the Agency, in 2019, Russian fields produced 560.2 million tons of oil, which is equivalent to 11.25 million barrels per day.

In the Krasnoyarsk territory the number of commercial organizations has decreased

According to the service “SKB Kontur”, January-December 2019 the number of commercial organizations in Krasnoyarsk region decreased by 8.5% from 59.7 per thousand to 55 thousand, the figure in half below the national average data for the same period, the number of companies in Russia decreased by 12% with increasing of the number of IP by 2%.

Among the regions in terms of commercial organizations, the Oryol region lost the most, where the number of organizations decreased by 13%. In the top three anti-rating are also Moscow with a drop of 12% and St. Petersburg with a similar indicator.

Estonia recalled the annexation of part of its territory by Russia.

The Tartu peace Treaty of 1920, which established the Russian-Estonian border, is still in the UN register of existing international treaties. This was announced by the speaker of the Parliament of Estonia Henn Billwas.

Belarusian oil refineries reported the termination of oil supplies from Russia

Belarusian oil refineries-Naftan OJSC (Novopolotsk, Vitebsk region) and Mozyr oil refinery (Gomel region), state the absence of contracts with Russian oil companies for the supply of oil and the termination of supplies of raw materials from January 1.

“We are working with a reduced load on the remnants of raw materials that were accumulated in December. Contracts for the supply of oil are still not concluded, there are no deliveries since January 1, ” the representative of the refinery told Interfax.

The representative of another plant also said that the situation in comparison with the situation on December 31 has not changed, there are no contracts for the supply of oil. The enterprises note that the current reserves of crude oil will keep the loading of refineries at a technologically acceptable level until mid-January


For ten years, officials in Russia has become more than 500 thousand people. With a population growth of 4 million (2 of them-Crimeans).


Penza Employment Center is looking for three chiefs

Drunk employees of the center fought at a corporate party because of the girl. As a result of the incident, the 56-year-old head of the Department died… the Killer, a 36-year-old colleague, was detained. The local website reports that two more employees were fired after the incident, and the state institution is looking for three new bosses.

Released goods and services will simply have no one to sell

The head of Crocus Group Araz Agalarov pointed out to the Russian authorities that the current tax policy of the state drives the country into poverty. Increasing GDP is impossible without increasing the level of income of Russians, summed up Agalarov.

The average pension in Russia does not exceed $200 (about 12 thousand rubles), for some citizens it is even lower than this level. Agalarov noted that the salaries of Russians are low. Without an increase in these revenues, it is impossible to increase production, because the released goods and services will simply have no one to sell.

Greece intends to buy 20% of EastMed pipeline gas

Greek gas company DEPA has signed a letter of intent to buy gas from British Energean Oil & Gas, which operates in Israel. DEPA and Energean Oil & Gas signed the document on Thursday in Athens in the presence of the leadership of the Ministry of environment and energy of Greece.

The Central Bank of China has reduced the ratio of required reserves

The people’s Bank of China (analogous to the Central Bank) announced a 50 basis point reduction in the required reserve ratio from January 6. The regulator has issued a special appeal on this issue, excerpts from which leads TASS.

Maduro announced the sale of Venezuelan oil for cryptocurrency

Since August 2018, prices and salaries in Venezuela have been linked to the cryptocurrency exchange rate. Maduro said that Petro is provided with national reserves of oil, gasoline, gold and diamonds.

We will sell Venezuelan oil for Petro, we are already selling Venezuelan iron and steel for Petro. We already have signed contracts for the sale of oil, steel, iron and aluminum, and we will sell some of the gold produced in Petro. – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician

Gazprom and Moldova have extended the agreement for the supply of gas

As previously reported by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, representatives of Gazprom agreed with Moldova that the country will buy gas at a price of 173-175 per 1 thousand cubic meters. note That in early 2019, the state imported Russian fuel at a price of 235 per 1 thousand cubic meters.

The Ministry of Finance in the first quarter of 2020 will offer at auctions OFZ 600 billion rubles

The approximate volume of OFZ placement with a maturity of up to five years inclusive is 150 billion rubles, from five to 10 years inclusive-250 billion rubles, from 10 years-200 billion rubles.

Belarus ‘ external debt decreased by 0.3 billion dollars

In turn, the state debt, as of December 1, amounted to 43.7 billion Belarusian rubles – this is less by 3.6% compared to the figures at the beginning of the year. The internal state debt decreased by 1.8%, reaching 8.7 billion Belarusian rubles.

DIA transferred another 5 billion rubles to the Bank of Russia as part of debt repayment

On December 27, the Deposit insurance Agency (DIA) transferred 5 billion rubles to the Bank of Russia as part of the repayment of debt under the credit line. On Tuesday, December 31, reported in the Agency, specifying that in the IV quarter it returned 66 billion rubles.

“During the period of the agreement, the Agency transferred 258 billion rubles to the Bank of Russia, including 213 billion rubles in 2019. As of December 31, 2019, the Agency’s outstanding balance is 584 billion rubles. In 2015-2017, the Bank of Russia provided the Agency with a credit line to maintain the sufficiency of the mandatory Deposit insurance Fund. The last tranche from the Bank of Russia was received on October 23, 2017. At the end of 2017, the amount of income to the Fund allowed the Agency to start a refund, ” the report said.

In Ukraine, new gas prices for the population began to operate

Guaranteed and market prices for gas for the population began to operate in Ukraine. Earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a program of guaranteed gas prices, according to which the population can pay in the heating season for eight hryvnia (about 0.33 dollars) per cubic meter.

The head of the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Alexey Orzhel said that the price of gas for the population in the first quarter of 2020 will be seven percent lower than in 2019.

Gazprom reduced gas exports to foreign countries in 2019

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Board of Gazprom, said that by the end of 2019, the company has reduced gas exports to foreign countries by 1.3% – to 199.2 billion cubic meters of gas

Russia lowered export duty on oil

The duty on Russian oil exports has decreased from today-immediately by $13.3, or 14.7%, to $77.2 per ton from $90.5 per ton, in effect in December 2019. In addition, as previously indicated by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the duty on light oil products and oils is reduced to $23.1 from $27.1 per ton, on dark-to $77.2 from $90.5 per ton. At the same time, the export customs duty on commercial gasoline was lowered to $23.1 from $27.1 per ton.

The US has pleaded guilty to the deaths of 1,359 civilians in Syria and Iraq

As a result of strikes by the us coalition against the terrorist group ISIL (banned in Russia), in Syria and Iraq since 2014, 1,359 civilians have been killed. So, in the statement of the coalition it is said that in the period from August, 2014 to the end of November, 2019 the coalition put 34725 blows.

Trump warned Erdogan about the consequences of intervention in Libya

US President Donald trump has warned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the consequences of military intervention in Libya. This was told in the White house, reports TASS.
On January 2, the Turkish Parliament approved a mandate to send the military to Libya. The decision was supported by 325 deputies, against — 184. Thus, the Turkish government received permission to provide assistance to Tripoli.

Germany and France excluded Poland from military projects

As an example of refusal to cooperate with Warsaw, the newspaper cites the French-German project MGCS (Main Ground Combat System ) to replace the Leclerc and Leopard tanks deployed in the European Union

“Warsaw would be happy to take part in a joint project to build a new tank, but Germany and France prefer to implement the project on their own,” writes Die Welt.

Poland took command of NATO’s ultra-fast response Force

Poland assumed command of the NATO superfast response Force (VJTF) in 2020. Information about this was published on the website of the North Atlantic Alliance. In 2020, the dominant position in NATO will take 21 brigade Podgalskih shooters

China has deployed the SIASAIL-I solar sail in orbit

The first solar sail deployed in space was the Znamya 2 sail deployed on the Progress M-15 in 1993. In December 2019, the first Chinese solar sail SIASAIL-I, developed by the Shenyang Institute of automation at the Academy of Sciences of China, was deployed in orbit.

UAZ plans to expand car exports to China

Ulyanovsk automobile plant (UAZ) plans to expand the supply of cars to China, told RIA Novosti Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov

“Ulyanovsk automobile plant is establishing cooperation with a foreign partner — a trial batch of about 600 hunter cars has been delivered to China. Now we are working on the possibility of sending for certification for compliance with the technical requirements of the PRC models “Patriot”, “pickup”, “Bus/Combi”, – said Morozov.

Tesla Model 3 started producing in China

The first Tesla Model 3 electric cars from the largest factory in China, built in Shanghai, have already come off the Assembly line. The first fifteen electric cars were distributed among the employees of the company, who knowingly ordered them and made payment. The construction of the plant cost the company $ 2 billion.

In China, presented kupeobrazny electric car Nio EC6

Chinese car manufacturer Nio has introduced its third model-a coupe-like crossover EC6 with an electric unit. This is reported on the Business Telegraph website. The design of the new ES6 is similar to the appearance of the mid-size crossover ES6.

In the United States recorded the lowest rate of population growth in 100 years

The U.S. census Bureau on Monday published a report that in 2019, the country recorded the lowest rate of population growth in the last century, the Hill newspaper reported, citing the Department’s report.

Erdogan: 250 thousand refugees are moving towards the border from Idlib

Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that more than 200 thousand refugees are being sent from Idlib to the border of his country. During his speech in Ankara, the Turkish leader criticized Western countries, which, in his opinion, do not pay enough attention to the problem of migration.

A court in Belgium has dismissed the case of Puigdemont’s extradition to Spain

A Belgian court has decided to stop the case for the extradition of the former head of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont to Spain. The court recognized his parliamentary immunity, according to RTBF. The fact that Puigdemont was elected as a member of the European Parliament from Catalonia was taken into account.

Iran has promised to avenge the death of the US General IRGC Suleimani

Ayatollah Khamenei’s confidant and former head of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC), Mohsen Rezai, promised that Iran would avenge the death of Qassem Suleimani, head of the IRGC’s al-Quds special forces. The Iranian military wrote about this on Twitter, RIA Novosti reported on January 3.

“Qasem Suleimani, who died the death of a Martyr, joined his brothers to take tough revenge on the United States,” he wrote in a microblog.

Qasem Suleimani was killed on Friday, January 3 in a RAID carried out by US helicopters. He was in a car that was traveling from Baghdad airport. The Pentagon confirmed its involvement in the attack.

The Turkish army attacked the area of the Russian military base in tel Tamra

ANHA News reports that the Turkish army attacked the positions of the Syrian Kurds in the area of the Russian military base in the city of tel Tamr for no apparent reason. It is reported that the area of the Russian military base was subjected to rocket fire.

The US has threatened Argentina with a possible suspension of IMF assistance

The administration of US President Donald trump has warned Argentine President Alberto Fernandez about the possible suspension of aid from the International monetary Fund (IMF).

The reason may be the position of Fernandez in relation to the former President of Bolivia Evo Morales and the Venezuelan authorities. The President of Argentina has previously offered to grant political asylum to Morales.

Greece, Israel and Cyprus to sign agreement on gas pipeline construction

Tonight, the energy Ministers of Greece, Israel and Cyprus will sign an interstate agreement on the joint implementation of the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline project (Eastern Mediterranean Pipeline Project-EastMed).

The US imposed sanctions against the Cuban defense Minister

The United States of America imposed sanctions against the Minister of the Revolutionary armed forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Sintra Frias. This is reported by RT with reference to the statement of the US state Department. It is noted that the sanctions were imposed because the States consider Frias involved in human rights violations.

Disney has published a teaser for new products in 2020

Disney has published on its official YouTube channel a teaser video of new products that are waiting for viewers this year. Among the most anticipated premieres at once two films from Marvel – “the Falcon and the Winter soldier”, and ” Vandavizhn»

There is information about the plot of the new film about Harry Potter

The new series will tell about the younger son of Harry Albus Severus, which the audience saw in the epilogue “deathly Hallows”. Also in the script will be the daughter of Voldemort, who will try to resurrect his father-the villain.

The debut trailer for “quiet place 2” was shown on the Network

The main roles were played by actors from the first part: Emily blunt, Milly Simmonds and Noah Joop. The star cast was joined by Cillian Murphy and Jimon Honsu, known for the film “Blood diamond”. The film was again directed by John Krasinski

Xiaomi said that the company will spend billions of dollars

Founder and CEO lei Jun said that 2020 will be very important for the company when it comes to fifth-generation networks. In addition, the company plans to actively develop areas of smart home and smart home appliances, which it has been doing well over the past few years. The leader of the Chinese company said that Xiaomi will invest more than 7.1 billion dollars over the next five years in these areas.

Apple will release two budget smartphones to replace the iPhone SE

According to the latest data, Apple is going to release to replace the iPhone SE not one, but two inexpensive smartphones at once. This was reported by the Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, citing its own sources in the company. So far this is unconfirmed information

LG will show a TV that can descend from the ceiling

The developers say that the new TV will be able to roll up. It is known that the new TV will be equipped with an OLED panel with a diagonal of 65 inches and a resolution of 4K Ultra HD.

Shevchuk released a video for the song ” the Sun will rise»

The official youtube channel of the DDT group published a video for a new song by Yuri Shevchuk “the Sun will rise”

Scientists have discovered a mysterious crater from a planetary disaster

In Laos, a gravitational anomaly was discovered, which suggests that 780 thousand years ago a large asteroid fell in this area and formed a crater of 20 kilometers in size. Despite decades of searching, geologists have not found out exactly where the “progenitor” of these deposits fell, what size it was and what consequences it could cause, reports the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

You can manage multimedia content in Chrome

Google has introduced some changes in the management of multimedia in the Chrome browser. Thus, experts intend to introduce innovations with content that is played in the background.

Anker has developed an external flash for iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

According to the developers, the flash is paired with Apple’s app, which is designed specifically for cameras with third-party apps. It is reported that such a flash is brighter than the built-in one. A full charge of the flash battery will be enough for the user to take 10,000 pictures. The lightning connector is used for charging. It is known that the new product will go on sale in January next year, its cost will be 50 dollars

Huawei MateBook D15 Ryzen Edition goes on sale

The MateBook D15 Ryzen Edition received a large 15.6-inch FHD display with an effective area of 87%, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a narrow 5.3-mm frame around the display. Meanwhile, the case has a thickness of 16.9 mm and a weight of about 1.62 kg.the case is made of aluminum alloy. Inside the laptop there is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB solid-state drive, a 1 TB hard drive and a Radeon Vega 8 video card. The price in China is 570 dollars.

Xiaomi to unveil protected smartwatch at CES 2020

Huami, which is owned by the Xiaomi brand, plans to present the Amazfit Bip S smart watch and TWS headphones at CES in Las Vegas. On the eve of the event, a promo poster of the new protected Amazfit t-Rex smartwatch appeared on Weibo.

By 2025, Bentley plans to release its first electric car

Bentley expects to produce an all-electric car powered by solid-state batteries by 2025. As Bentley Chairman and CEO Adrian hallmark said in an interview, electrification will play a key role in the automaker’s future.

Due to an employee error, information about Wyze customers was in the public domain

An internal investigation by Wyze revealed that due to an employee error, the customer database was opened from December 4 to 26. Wyze assured that the leaked database did not contain financial information, but included the personal data of 2.4 million users

To create an analogue of ” Apple AirDrop»

The largest Chinese tech giants, including “Vivo”, “Oppo” and “Xiaomi” have joined together to create a joint project. The created technology will allow instant file transfer between devices of these brands. A similar function has “Apple” – “AirDrop”.

Klipsch introduced the T10 True Wireless headphones

For the second year in a row, Klipsch is introducing new wireless headphones ahead of CES. Both the T5 True Wireless and its next generation in the form of the T10 True Wireless ANC include artificial intelligence, a gesture control system, and active noise reduction.

Hackers from North Korea stole Microsoft data

The IT company reported that it is about data scientists, members of public organizations and government officials who are involved in the topic of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Microsoft believes that the hacker attack was committed by a group of cybercriminals from North Korea.

Instagram started deleting posts of influential people

The purge is caused by a struggle with the products that people who have authority in the network help sell. The company has no complaints about them. Instagram removes posts that advertise and promote prohibited products.

Telegram started checking spelling

Words that Telegram doesn’t recognize are now underlined in red. So the authors of messages will be able to get rid of typos. The developers did not specify which database the application uses for spell checking.

Scientists have linked volcanism to the rotation of the earth

Geophysicists Gianluca Sottili from Rome and Francois Lambert from Paris compared information about the eruptions of mount Etna with data on the polar movement of the planet and came to the conclusion that the eruptions are associated with the rotation of the Earth, writes the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

In the United States for the first time used the technique of lowering body temperature during surgery

A group of doctors from the medical center at the University of Maryland was the first in the world to perform the operation, during which it was possible to successfully apply the technique of reducing human body temperature. This is reported by New Scientist with reference to the head of the group Samuel Tisherman.

Astronomers have named the day when the Sun will approach the Earth

As you know, the Earth moves around the Sun on an elliptical trajectory. Although the deviation from the circular orbit with the so-called eccentricity of 0.0167 is insignificant, in the annual cycle the distance between the Earth and the Sun changes by 5 million km.The greatest distance of the Earth from the Sun occurs in the Northern summer, and the greatest approach is observed in winter.

Astronomers say that on January 5, 2020, the Sun will approach the Earth at the smallest distance in the year. The distance between the space bodies will be 147,091,144 km. in Summer, this distance is about 152 million km

India plans new lunar mission in 2020

In 2020, India is scheduled to launch the third lunar mission “chandrayan-3” to the moon, reports phys.org this will be an unmanned flight – the first since the failed one in September 2019. Then, during a hard landing, the Indian space industry lost the lunar lander “Vikram”.

“The chandrayan-3 mission is likely to be launched in 2020. It will be quite economical. The Orbiter is already there [orbiting the moon] and is functioning, so we will cut costs. Only the landing mission will be delivered” ” the Times of India quoted state Minister Jitendra Singh, who oversees the Indian government’s space industry, as saying.

European space telescope launched to search for planets outside the Solar system

The name of the telescope, created as part of the European space Agency’s basic space research program by the Swiss space Office, CHEOPS is short for the English Characterising Exoplanets Satellite – “Satellite for describing exoplanets”.

Scientists took a photo of the magnetic field around the galaxy

Scientists from the max Planck Institute of radio astronomy have registered a unique cosmic phenomenon-they found a powerful and changeable magnetic field around the galaxy NGC 4631, which has a spiral shape. This galaxy is often called the Whale galaxy