10 Jan, 2020

News digest for 01/09/2020

Putin watched the exercise of the Northern and black sea fleets

Vladimir Putin watched the joint exercises of the Northern and black sea fleets in the Black sea from the Northern fleet’s missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov.

In the Black sea, a joint exercise of the black sea and Northern fleets was conducted with the implementation of missile firing, including Kalibr cruise missiles and a hypersonic aeroballistic missile “Dagger”. The exercise involved more than 30 ships, a black sea fleet submarine and more than 40 aircraft of the Russian air force.

Rouhani is counting on help from Europe, China and Russia

“It is very important for Tehran that Europe, China and Russia play an important role in maintaining the Joint comprehensive plan of action and protect the interests of Iran,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

In the capital of Abkhazia, residents stormed the building of the local Presidential administration.

The protesters are demanding that the results of last summer’s presidential election be invalidated. In total, more than a thousand people are currently participating in the action. Local law enforcement agencies have not yet used force against the demonstrators. People have already broken into the building, they are asked not to smash the offices. The current head of the Republic, Raul Khajimba, won the summer elections.

Minsk is getting closer to Europe.

Belarus and the European Union signed an agreement on visa facilitation and cooperation between the parties in the field of readmission. According to the new document, the visa fee for Belarusians wishing to visit the EU will be €35. In addition, according to a message on the website of the European Commission, the time for processing visa applications will be reduced. At the same time, some categories of travelers, including journalists, students and members of official delegations, will be able to obtain multiple-entry visas with a longer validity period, while providing fewer documents required to confirm the purpose of the trip.

According to the European Commissioner for internal Affairs Ylva Johansson, the agreement will help improve the mobility of citizens, as well as help to establish closer ties between Belarus and the European Union.

Arkhangelsk court decided to demolish the buildings on Shies for the future landfill

The construction of a garbage landfill near Shies from the point of view of the law turned out to be self-construction, so the Arkhangelsk court decided to demolish the unloading complex erected by the Technopark company at the landfill, the guards ‘ hostel, a water well and a number of other objects, said Andrey Borovikov, coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in Arkhangelsk, to Open media

The Iraqi authorities have resumed negotiations with Russia on the purchase of s-300 complexes.

They began a few months ago, said the head of the defense and security Committee of the Iraqi Parliament, Muhammad Rida. According to him, this is due to attacks on the bases of the Shiite militia “al-Hashd al-SHAABI” in Baghdad and other provinces.

“It was assumed that this issue should have been resolved long ago. A few months ago, after the attacks on the bases of the Shiite militia “al-Hashd al-SHAABI” in Baghdad and other provinces, there was a need for these weapons and the responsible party resumed negotiations on the contract for the S-300, ” Rida told RIA Novosti on Thursday, January 9.

The head of the Committee does not know at what stage of the transaction. However, according to him, its conclusion was approved by the top leadership of Iraq.

New rules of behavior of athletes during the Olympic games

The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee has approved new rules of conduct for athletes during the Olympic games, which impose penalties for holding protests during official ceremonies and competitions.

Participants in the Olympic games are now prohibited from demonstrating disagreement with a particular decision or political views on the playing field, in the Olympic village, during the award ceremonies, opening and closing of the Games. Athletes are forbidden to wear symbols of a political nature, to demonstrate political gestures, to stand on one knee, to violate the Protocol of ceremonies.

The athlete has the right to voice his views when communicating with journalists, at team meetings and in social networks.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia approved the privatization plan for 2020-2022

The plan provides for the privatization of shares of 186 joint-stock companies, 86 FSUE, the state’s share in 13 LLC, as well as more than a thousand objects of other property. Revenues to the budget as a result of the sale of property are projected at the level of 3.6 billion rubles annually for three years. So, it is planned to reduce the participation of the state in the enterprises “Modern commercial fleet”, “Rosspirtprom”, “VTB Bank”, “Kizlyar brandy factory”.

Russia will complete Nord stream-2 on its own

Nord stream-2 will be put into operation in 2020, regardless of whether the Swiss pipe-laying company Allseas will return to the project or not. According to experts, Russia will be able to complete the gas pipeline on its own.

Shamsutdinov wrote a letter to the families of his victims

Conscript soldier Ramil Shamsutdinov, who shot eight colleagues in a military unit in Transbaikalia, wrote an open letter addressed to the families of his victims. This is reported by Telegram-channel Baza.

“I wanted to serve, protect the Homeland, after the service I wanted to continue to link my life with the army. But I didn’t expect to end up in this hell. There was nowhere to run and complain, ” the soldier wrote.

A soldier who escaped from a military unit in Transbaikalia is detained by the police

A conscript soldier who escaped from a military unit in Transbaikalia was detained by the police and is in a military unit in the Krasnoyarsk territory, the press service of the Eastern military district reported on Monday.

“The soldier who earlier left the location of the military unit in Transbaikalia, was detained by law enforcement agencies and is in one of the military units in the Krasnoyarsk territory,” – said in a statement.

It is specified that in the near future he will be returned to the military unit where he is serving.

“The command of the unit does not plan to apply disciplinary measures to him,” the district reports.

The report notes that the reason for leaving the place of service, the soldier called the desire to visit his mother on holidays, who had previously suffered a stroke.

“He did not make any complaints about the non-statutory relationship,” the report said.

Holidays in Russia and abroad will rise in price

In 2020, the Russians will have to put out of pocket for the rest more. And not only at home, but also abroad. The resort fee will have to be paid when traveling to the Crimea and Krasnodar territory. This contribution is already in effect in several regions of these two regions, but in 2020 there will be more of them. For example, in the Krasnodar region will need to pay for a visit to the Dolzhanskaya, Yeysk, Tuapse Tengi and settlements. In the Altai and Stavropol territory will also be a resort fee.

The tax will be effective in Turkey from April 1, writes the portal 74.ru. Hotels will take a fee of 1% of the room rate during 2020 and 2% – in 2021. For the opportunity to spend the night in Amsterdam from 1 January costs €3.

Named the cause of the outbreak of pneumonia in China

The cause of the outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province was a new type of virus, according to the Central television of China, citing a group of experts.

“As of 21: 00 on the seventh of January <…> after testing by the nucleic acid method, 15 confirmed cases of a new type of coronavirus were detected, — the report says.

Experts added that further epidemiological investigation and study of clinical manifestations of the disease is required.

In Russia, temporarily banned the import of fish and seafood from China

Since January 9, the Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the import from China of several species of fish and shrimp, as well as sea cocktails, reports OTR. The restrictions are temporary, they were introduced by the results of the inspection of enterprises of China, which took place in December

The Federal penitentiary service will simplify the employment of former prisoners

The Federal penitentiary service (FSIN) will develop a special project that will make it easier for prisoners to find work after their release. On December 9, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the message of the Department.

As follows from the draft document on employment, in each correctional institution, social protection employees will be able to post resumes of convicts through their personal account on the portal “Work in Russia”, where available vacancies are collected. After that, applications will be sent for consideration of candidates for employment.

Uralets went to work and lived a quarter of a century in slavery

Viktor Bogdanov, a 70-year-old native of Magnitogorsk, was freed from slavery in the North Caucasus. According to the organization “Alternative”, the man was in slavery for 24 years. Now public men are looking for his relatives in his hometown.

Bogdanov left Magnitogorsk to work in 1996 with a Soviet passport. During his time in slavery, the man passed from master to master and did not receive money for his work.

“Now he has no documents, no health, no roof over his head. He was almost completely blind. He has a lot of old fractures, “-said in the telegram channel of the organization “Alternative”.

In the Altai territory, the largest tourist site is closed due to losses

The famous complex in the Altai territory “Siberian farmstead”, where they held “Altayfest”, “Siberian Maslenitsa” and other holidays, is closed to tourists.From January 10, there will no longer provide services for visitors.

As explained in the press service of “Belokurikha resort”, at first the complex was in demand from the government and business. Regional, interregional and international events were held here. Over time, events became less, and the last four years, the losses of the complex reached a maximum of 80 million rubles a year.

GOST for chewing tobacco adopted in Russia

In Russia for the first time developed and approved GOST for chewing tobacco, reports RT with reference to the text of the corresponding document. According to the Agency, the new standard came into force on January 1, 2020.

Guest spelled out all the key requirements for chewing tobacco, including allowable ingredients (raw tobacco, glycerin, propylene glycol, salt, sodium bicarbonate), information about the manufacturer and the product, and also marked “18+”.

A new law on the Church has come into force in Montenegro

“All religious objects that represent cultural heritage, and which were the property of the state of Montenegro before the loss of its independence in 1918, and which after did not pass properly into the ownership of any religious community, will be recognized as the property of the state,” -reported on the national television of Montenegro.

Justin Bieber suffers from Lyme disease

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber said on Instagram that he suffers from Lyme disease. The artist kept the diagnosis a secret for several years.

While many people continued to say that Justin Bieber looked like shit, that he was on methamphetamine and so on, they simply did not understand that I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and also chronic mononucleosis, which affected my skin, brain function, strength and health in General. – Justin Bieber, canadian singer

Largest freshwater fish declared extinct

Living in the Yangtze river Chinese oarfish-Psephurus gladius-can be considered an extinct species. For several years, scientists have tried to find traces of the presence of these fish, but to no avail.

Chinese oarfish, also called psephura, were one of two species of the oldest family of ray-finned fish: it was very common 34-75 million years ago, writes Science of the Total Environment. In modern times, only two species were known-the Chinese and American oarfish. The first is endemic to the Yangtze river, the second is found in the Mississippi river basin.

The Chinese oarfish is just one example of the rapidly disappearing fauna of the Yangtze river. The 2017-2018 study did not detect the presence of another 140 species of fish in the river basin: most of them are considered to be on the verge of extinction


In Naryan-Mar, kindergartens do not work because of dirty water

In Naryan – Mar, the work of kindergartens has been suspended, the official website of the NAO reports. On January 9, in Naryan-Mar, parents were unable to send their children to kindergartens. pre-School institutions were closed due to an accident on a water pipeline. Dirty water enters kindergartens

Shares of “Mechel” has risen in price by 29%

Mechel’s ordinary shares rose by 28.94% to 98.38 rubles per paper during trading on the Moscow exchange, according to trading data. The maximum share price in the course of trading rose to 104 rubles, which is higher than the previous closing level by 26.63%.

Preferred shares rose in price by 22.13% and reached 118.65 rubles per paper. The peak growth of preferred shares reached 123.65 rubles, which is 21.4% higher than the value of the previous closing securities

China will allow foreign companies to explore and produce oil and gas

China will allow foreign companies to conduct oil and gas exploration and production in the country, AFP reports. The Ministry of natural resources of China announced that the innovation will come into force on may 1, 2020 and will affect foreign firms registered in China with net assets of at least 300 million yuan ($43 million).

Hewlett-Packard repeatedly refused to merge with Xerox

HP’s Board of Directors has once again rejected Xerox Holdings Corp’s offer to buy the printer and personal computer maker, according to Marketwatch.

“We reiterate that the HP Board of Directors is focused on delivering sustainable benefits for the company’s investors in the long term,” HP CEO Enrique lores and Chairman Chip Berg wrote in a letter addressed to Xerox management.
Earlier this week, Xerox announced that it had secured the necessary funding to acquire HP.

“Your letter of January 6, 2020, regarding funding, does not solve the main problem – the Xerox proposal significantly undervalues HP – and is not subject to discussion,” they said.

11 best US stocks for the year 2020 according to the Bank of America

Analysts at Bank of America, one of the world’s largest banks, named the most promising stocks from the S&P 500 index. Among the 505 us stocks included in this index, experts selected one paper for each sector.

  • In the telecommunications services sector-shares of Walt Disney, the world leader in the entertainment industry, which manages film studios and theme parks;
  • In the consumer Staple sector, the most interesting were the shares of one of the world’s largest producers of pork, beef and chicken Tyson Foods;
  • In the consumer Discretionary sector, carmax, The largest used car retailer in the United States, looks the most attractive;
  • In the energy sector (Energy), the Bank’s experts noted the shares of oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil;
  • To insure against sharp movements on trading platforms will help shares of the utilities sector (Utilities), which bring stable dividends. In this sector, experts highlighted the shares of American Electric Power-a company engaged in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States;
  • In the financial sector (Financials), the most interesting paper experts called the shares of one of the largest American banks Citigroup;
  • In the field of health care (Health Care) — manufacturer of dental equipment and supplies Dentsply Sirona;
  • In the industrial sector (Industrials) – shares of the American military-industrial company Raytheon Company;
  • In the information technology sector, Bank of America experts called the shares of the processor manufacturer Intel the most attractive securities;
  • In the materials sector, the shares of the paper and packaging manufacturer WestRock Company look promising;
  • In the real Estate sector, experts noted the shares of The kimco Realty Corporation Fund, which specializes in investments in shopping centers.

In Kuban, the production of vodka in January-November 2019 increased by 93%

In the Krasnodar region in January-November 2019, 757.9 thousand decalitres of vodka were produced. This is 93.1% more than for the same period in 2018, according to data from the Unified interdepartmental information and statistical system (EMISS). In terms of production of the Kuban occupies 23-e a place in Russia.

Losses of the Russian economy from new year’s holidays

Because of the long new year holidays, the Russian economy has lost more than a trillion rubles. This is with reference to financial experts reports Газета.Ru. during the holidays, more than half of the organizations did not work in the country, and the productivity of enterprises decreased by 15-20%.

Internet outages cost the global economy $8 billion

The results of the study of losses of the world economy due to deliberate Internet outages were published by Top10VPN on January 7. According to the results, the economic damage for 2019 amounted to more than $ 8 billion. Since 2016, economic losses have increased by 235%.

In the publication, the researchers drew attention to “authoritarian regimes” that use blackouts as a protective measure to prevent protests and riots, “especially in connection with elections.” Thus, according to the authors, the regimes limit the flow of information in order to maintain their power. According to the study, such measures were taken in 21 countries in the past year.

The lead in economic losses was led by Iraq, its damage amounted to 2.3 billion dollars. This is followed by Sudan ($1.9 billion), India ($1.3 billion), Venezuela ($1.1 billion) and Iran ($611 million).

The Asian region became the leader in terms of time indicators. Here the amount of outages amounted to 9.7 thousand hours, in Africa-7.8 thousand hours, in the middle East, temporary losses amounted to 577 hours

Bitcoin exchange rate rose above $8000

On Wednesday, the value of the cryptocurrency reached $8391, according to data from The coinmarketcap exchange. The growth of bitcoin contributes to the escalation of the conflict between the US and Iran, says Bloomberg head of the analytical company Skew Emmanuel Gow. In his opinion, the tension in the relations between the two countries also contributes to the growth of the price of gold. Another factor contributing to the growth of bitcoin is the return of professional investors from the Christmas holidays.

Russian Railways reported a decrease in loading on the network in 2019

Loading on the Russian Railways network in 2019 amounted to 1.278 billion tons, down by 0.9% in annual terms, the press service of the Russian Railways reported. “Loading amounted to 1 billion 278.1 million tons, which is 0.9% less than the previous year,” the holding said in a statement

“Gaz-System” will begin construction of the ground part of the “Baltic Pipe” in Poland

The Polish gas operator “Gaz-System” has received permission to build the ground part of the “Baltic Pipe”. This was announced today by representatives of the company.

China has announced a meeting with the US government on a trade deal

Chinese Vice Premier Liu he announced his intention to visit the United States with a delegation to sign an agreement on the first phase of the trade deal between the countries on January 13-15. This was reported by Reuters on January 9, citing a statement from the representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China Gao Feng.

A court in the United States allowed the use of the Pentagon budget for the construction of the wall

A Federal appeals court in the United States sided with the White House on the issue of using $ 3.6 billion from the Pentagon budget to build a wall on the border with Mexico. To Finance the construction, the us President imposed a state of emergency.

The us President addressed the nation.

– As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon

“No American soldiers were injured in the strike, and the early warning system worked perfectly.

– Our armed forces are ready for anything, Iran understands this and this is a good sign for the whole world.

“Suleimani was responsible for “the worst possible crimes.” He’s been planning a few more attacks in the last few days, but we stopped him. By neutralizing it, we sent a serious message to all the terrorists.

– The US immediately conducts new “powerful sanctions” against Iran.

“Iran must give up its nuclear weapons ambitions.

“It’s time for Britain, Germany, France, Russia, and China to back away from the nuclear deal.

– Today I ask NATO to become much more involved in what is happening in the middle East.

“We are stronger now than at any time in history

The permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations said that Iran has completed the revenge for Sulejmani

Iran has completed its revenge for the murder of General Qasem Suleimani and will not take new military action if there is no aggression from the United States. This was stated by Iran’s permanent representative to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi, answering a question from TASS about the reaction of Tehran to the speech of US President Donald trump.

The Pentagon told about the consequences of a missile strike by Iran on the US base

The us military base “Ein al-Assad” in Iraq was subjected to rocket fire from Iran. According to Esper, Iranian forces launched 16 ballistic missiles from at least three different positions. 11 of them caused damage to the airbase, another one fell at the base in Elibe.

As reported by Reuters, according to Esper, 11 missiles hit the air base of ain al-Assad, another-the base in Erbil, the helicopter was damaged, tents and Parking areas.

The US has informed the UN security Council of its readiness to negotiate with Iran

Us Ambassador to the UN Kelly Kraft sent a letter to the security Council of the organization, in which she said that Washington is ready to negotiate with Iran without preconditions to reduce tensions in the region, reports Reuters with reference to the document.

Iran’s envoy called the us offer of cooperation senseless

Majid Takht-Ravanchi is sure that the proposals do not make sense as long as the us sanctions against Tehran are in effect.

Current engine oils can break the car engine

Modern low-viscosity engine oils (standards 0-W20 and 0-W30), recommended by automakers for most turbocharged engines, reduce their service life. They have to make such “sacrifices “for the sake of record power and efficiency ratios, according to experts of the portal”Avtovzglyad”.

Geely and Mercedes-Benz have teamed up to produce electric cars

When registering a new company, each party invested $ 388.77 million in the company. The new company in China will produce Smart electric citicars, and they will be offered not only in China, but also in Germany and other European Union countries.

Production of electric Smart will begin in 2022. Now it is known that they will be created on a new platform, and will be collected at the factory in Ningbo. The Chinese automobile concern will develop the electric Smart, and the Mercedes-Benz representative office will design the car

Japanese banks ordered their employees to leave Iran

Japanese media report that Japan’s largest banks have issued an order that all Japanese employees working in Iranian offices must leave Iran. It is specified that the decision was made for security reasons in connection with the deterioration of the situation in the middle East

There was a version of a possible attack SAM ” tor ” on the Ukrainian liner

A photo allegedly taken at the crash site of the Boeing 737-800 “International airlines of Ukraine” began to spread on Twitter. It is claimed that it shows a fragment of a missile launched, presumably, from the anti-aircraft missile system (SAM) “tor”.

Iranian authorities called the cause of the crash Boeing engine fire

Engine fire was the cause of the crash of the Boeing 737 “Ukrainian airlines”, which crashed in Tehran. This was reported by the official representative of the international airport Imam Khomeini, RIA Novosti reported.

Iranian authorities have denied the media version that the plane was hit by a missile. Then it would have exploded in the air. The cause of the crash of the “Boeing” was an engine fire, which led to an unsuccessful attempt by the pilot to maneuver and land the liner, the IRNA Agency reports, citing a representative of the Ministry of roads and urban development of Iran..

Iran refused to hand over the black boxes of the crashed plane to the US

Iran will not hand over the black boxes of the crashed Ukrainian airliner to the manufacturer Boeing or the United States, the head of the civil aviation Organization of Iran, Ali Abedzadeh, said on Wednesday.

“We will not give the black box to the manufacturer and the Americans,” Ali Abedzadeh said in response to a question. He added that it is not yet clear which country Iran will send the black boxes to decrypt the data. The decoding of the flight recorders will be handled by an Iranian organization

The main versions of Ukraine’s reasons for the plane crash in Iran

The plane with Ukrainian experts arrived in Tehran, they began to study the circumstances of the crash of Boeing, the press service of the national security and defense Council of Ukraine reported.

Now four versions of the UIA plane crash in Tehran are being considered, among them-the defeat of the anti-aircraft missile SAM tor, said the Secretary of the national security Council of Ukraine Alexey Danilov. Among other versions-a collision with a UAV or other flying object, the destruction and explosion of the engine for technical reasons, an explosion inside the aircraft as a result of a terrorist attack.

The President of Estonia refused the Crimean wine presented by diplomats

The Russian Embassy gave the head of Estonia Kirsty Kaljulaid in honor of her 50th birthday a bouquet of flowers, chocolate and a bottle of Crimean champagne. Flowers and chocolate were accepted by the President of the Republic, and the wine was sent back to The Russian diplomats by the kaljulaid office.

The Ministry of defense of Russia will receive in 2020 50 guns ” Boa»

Units of the defense Ministry in 2020 will receive 50 pistol complexes “boa”, according to the website of the military Department.

Israel announced a breakthrough in the development of a laser system to intercept missiles

The Israeli defense Ministry announced the achievement of a “technological breakthrough” in the development of a laser missile defense system.

The office of defense research and development under the Ministry of defense reports that a technological breakthrough has been achieved in the development of lasers for intercepting missiles. — Primas’. ed.), ” – said in a release of the Ministry, received by RIA Novosti.

It is noted that they can be used to intercept “a number of threats, including drones and guided missiles.”

In the” green zone ” of Baghdad, two missiles fell

Two rocket shells fell near the” green zone ” of the capital of Iraq, according to media reports. According to the RIA Novosti news Agency, the blow fell on the territory where the buildings of diplomatic missions and government agencies are located….

“Green alternative” has urged Australia to stop the genocide of camels

The green alternative has demanded that Australian authorities stop killing camels. The party sent a corresponding appeal to the Australian Embassy in Moscow.

Biological diversity is not threatened by individual species of animals, but primarily by man, his destructive and thoughtless activities, industrial experiments, military tests, emissions of harmful substances.

The reason for the concern of the “Green alternative” was media reports about plans to destroy 10 thousand camels in order to preserve water reserves in the desert region of South Australia

Liberated by the Russians, kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria

All three kidnapped sailors have been released. Also, local media reported that during the operation, several pirates were destroyed. On January 2, off the southern coast of Nigeria, pirates attacked the Ambika oil dredger, which is used for laying underwater pipelines.

The Ministry of emergency situations recommended to residents of Yekaterinburg not to go out on the streets

Sverdlovsk rescuers recommended residents of Yekaterinburg not to go out. We are talking about those who are in Ordzhonikidze district. An unauthorized waste dump(which is kept by one of the oligarchs) is burning there, the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Sverdlovsk region told Novy Day.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor raised the standards for the content of harmful substances in the air by 60 times, so that according to statistics, the total number of people living in cities with high levels of pollution became less.

The pension Fund of Russia will reduce pensions to Russians.

The Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) has several reasons for reducing the size of the pension for older citizens of the country. This was stated by Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Elena Bibikova.

One of the reasons for recalculation of pension in the smaller party-moving to other subject of Federation as in this case the regional coefficient which is considered at calculation of the sum changes”, – writes “the parliamentary newspaper” with reference to the people’s choice.

Another reason for reducing the amount of payment may be an unpaid apartment bill or a fine. The debt will be written off from the pension until its full repayment, specify in the FIU


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About the admission of Russian athletes to participate in the summer Olympic games

The international Olympic Committee will consider allowing Russian athletes to participate in the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics after the final decision of the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) on THE WADA dispute with RUSADA — IOC communications Director mark Adams

Timothy Salame will play a young musician, Bob Dylan

The film is based on Elijah Wald’s book about Bob Dylan’s transition from folk to rock, “Dylan Goes Electric”. James Mangold, Director of “Logan” and “Ford vs. Ferrari”, directed the film under the working title “Going Electric”. Bob Dylan will be the Executive producer of the film, which will allow the use of songs and music in the film.

Baz Luhrmann makes the film ” the Master and Margarita”

The author of the successful films “the Great Gatsby “and” Moulin Rouge “Baz Luhrmann will shoot a picture based on the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov “the Master and Margarita”. The film will be produced by the copyright holder of the film adaptation Svetlana Migunova-Dali, who previously worked on the Russian film “Legend # 17”. Other details of the project, as well as the cast, have not yet been disclosed.

Presentation of the film award “Oscar” again will be held without a host

The Academy awards ceremony in 2020 will be held without a host. This is stated in a brief message posted on the” Twitter ” of the American Academy of motion pictures. It also promised to include “star performances and surprises”in the program of the ceremony.

Exhibitions at the state Museum of architecture named after A.V. Shchusev

The state Museum of architecture named after A.V. Shchusev hosts an exhibition “Christmas history in Western European engraving of the XV-XIX centuries”. The exhibition includes 32 engravings of Western European masters of the XV-XIX centuries.

On February 21, the new BTS album “Map of the Soul: 7” is released»

In his account in the social network, the South Korean group BTS said that the new album Map of the Soul: 7 is released on February 21, pre-order for it opened on January 9. The album design will be made in four versions of blue. Those who pre-order will receive a photo album, a book with lyrics, a mini-book, a photo, a postcard, a sticker and a poster.

Mastercard has introduced its own sound brand

International payment system Mastercard has introduced its own music single Merry Go Round, which will become its sound brand. Mastercard’s music single is a continuation of the rebranding of the payment system, which is trying to strengthen its identity in ways suitable for the digital age. Swedish singer Nadine Randle took part in the recording of the song Merry Go Round. Mastercard is also currently working with producer Niklas Molinder.



Liam Gallagher announced the reunion of the band Oasis

Former Oasis leader Liam Gallagher said on Twitter about a possible reunion of the group. The musician also announced the release of his third album and the end of his solo career. “I’m going to end my solo career after the third album,” Gallagher said.

It became known the name of the performer of the main role in ” the Lord of the rings»

The Amazon film division has decided on the performer of the main role in the future series based on the work of John Tolkien “the Lord of the rings”. It was Robert Aramayo, who played young ned stark in Game of thrones. The main character of the series will be called Beldor.

The first season of “Lord of the rings” will premiere on the Amazon Prime stream service in 2021. The series also will star Morphed Clark,EMA Horvath, Marcella Kavena, Joseph mole, Max Baldry, and other actors.

An unreleased version of David Bowie’s iconic song has been released

Record company Parlophone has announced the release of a new mini-album (EP) with compositions by British musician David Bowie. The record was called Is It Any Wonder, reported in the American magazine Rolling Stone. The release date is not specified yet.

On January 8, when Bowie would have turned 73, the first track from the record was presented – a previously unreleased version of the famous song The Man Who Sold the World. It was recorded during an acoustic concert in new York in 1996. The song was aired by the BBC in January 1997, on the day of the musician’s fiftieth birthday.

There will be six tracks on Is It Any Wonder, and Parlophone will publish one song each week.

85 years ago, the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley was born

The king of rock and roll – the very embodiment of the American dream-still remains one of the most popular performers of the XX century. In the world as a whole, one billion copies of his albums have been sold.

Physicists have successfully tested ultrasound treatment for cancer

According to today News Ufa with reference to EurekAlert, a team of American scientists managed to set up ultrasonic waves so as to destroy the cells of breast cancer, colon cancer and leukemia.

To date, clinical practice shows that high-intensity ultrasound exposure to the tumor during cancer treatment destroys all cells in its path indiscriminately. To solve this problem, scientists have come up with a new ultrasound approach that targets the unique structural properties of tumor cells. During the experiments, it was found that with a pulse duration of more than 20 MS and a frequency of 0.5-0.67 MHz, ultrasound is able to selectively affect cancer cells without harming red blood cells.

Lead author David Mittelstein said: “there is No need to search for unique molecular markers of cancer cells to destroy them»

At the moment, researchers can’t explain all the mechanisms that lead to this result. Simply adjusting the frequency of stimulation, we saw significant differences in the response of cancer and healthy cells, but future research will help us determine the details of the process, – in conclusion, the scientists stressed.

Doctors noticed a decrease in the normal temperature of the human body

Over the past two centuries, the average temperature of the human body has decreased slightly, so the old standards set in the mid-nineteenth century have ceased to be relevant. This fact drew the attention of the staff of the Medical school of Stanford University (USA).

This is not a mistake. Indeed, over the past two hundred years, the life of the average person has changed significantly – changed food, appeared more advanced medicine, medicines, and so on. Inflammatory reactions are no longer as significant a problem as they were in the nineteenth century. And statistics confirm this — if you compare the medical archives of different years, you can see how the average body temperature of Americans gradually decreased, ” says Julie Parsonnet, author of the study.

Self-tuning brain activity in the alpha range improved attention

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of technology have taught participants to regulate the activity of the parietal lobe of the right or left hemisphere in the alpha range. To do this, they recorded their brain activity using a magnetoencephalograph and regulated the distribution of the resulting alpha activity that the participants see on the screen. As a result, participants began to pay more attention to what is ipsilateral hemisphere, the activity of which they changed. This, on the one hand, indicates the inhibitory function of alpha rhythms in the process of attention, and on the other — indicates the direct impact of such activity on cognitive functions, the scientists write in the journal Neuron.

Scientists have inhabited a dead coral reef

Scientists from Australia and the UK have come up with an original method of restoring reefs. On one of the dead sections of the Great Barrier reef that stretches along the Australian coast, researchers placed underwater speakers that broadcast sounds recorded on healthy sections of the reef. The purpose of this unusual experiment was to attract communities of fish and marine animals to the corals, which would help stop the degradation of the reef. An article about the experiment is published in the journal Nature Communications.

During the experiments, Simpson and his colleagues found that twice as many fish flocked to dead but” sounding ” corals as to areas of the reef where there was silence. This increased not only the total number of fish, but also species diversity. Among those attracted to the dead reef were species from all parts of the food chain-predators, scavengers, and herbivorous fish. The proven technique could be an effective tool for restoring coral reefs around the world

Astronomers from the Netherlands and Canada have found the source of signals from space

The source of the signals from space, called fast radio bursts (FRB), was found in the region of active star formation in the neighboring spiral galaxy, which is 470 million light-years from Earth. The fast radio pulse lasts only a few milliseconds. It is accompanied by the release into space of the amount of energy that the Sun emits for several tens of thousands of years.

Scientists note that at the moment they do not know the exact mechanism of this phenomenon. However, according to one hypothesis, it is associated with the activities of alien civilizations, reports Lenta.ru with reference to the study.

A colossal “wave” of gas and young stars has been discovered in the milky Way

Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a huge, unbroken stream of gas in the form of a curved wave that connects many areas of active star formation in the milky Way. According to them, this is the largest of these structures in the entire Galaxy, leaving trillions of kilometers up and down from the plane of its disk. João Alves and his co-authors talk about it in an article being prepared for publication in the journal Nature.

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown radiation from a black hole

The space giant M87 is 55 million light-years from Earth and weighs 6.5 billion times more than the Sun. Scientists have noticed the release of a jet of high-energy particles from the center. The jet had a record speed exceeding the speed of light, which violates the laws of physics.

Discovered a group of galaxies that originated during the first stars

An international team of astronomers, partly funded by NASA, has discovered the farthest group of galaxies ever discovered. Named EGS77, this trio of galaxies dates back to a time when the Universe was just 680 million years old, or less than 5% of its current age of 13.8 billion years, according to an article published on phys.org.

The young universe was filled with hydrogen atoms that weaken ultraviolet light so much that they block our view of early galaxies. EGS77 is the first group of galaxies caught in the process of clearing this cosmic fog, said James Rhodes of NASA’s Goddard space flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA experts have created a robot for research under the ice

As reported by the new York Times, the device, called Bruie (Buoyant Rover for Under-ice Exploration-Floating Autonomous vehicle for research under the ice) was tested in East Antarctica

In the long term, the New York Times noted, such a device could be used to explore the ocean hidden under the ice on Jupiter’s moon Europa