28 Jan, 2020

News digest for 01/27/2020

Russia has completed delivery of the second s-400 regimental kit to China

Russia has completed the delivery of the second regimental set of s-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to China by sea, and the acceptance and transfer act was signed in December in China. A military-diplomatic source told TASS on Monday

The Palestinian President refused to talk to trump on the phone

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas rejected US President Donald trump’s request for a phone conversation, Anadolu Ajansi reported on January 27, citing a source who requested phone conversations a few days ago ahead of trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Russian spy plane spotted over Turkey

“Russia’s most advanced “reconnaissance aircraft” from the special air force VKS is flying from Chkalovsky [airfield], probably to the Russian Hmeimim air base through Turkish airspace, ” observer and photographer Yoruk Isik wrote on Twitter, attaching a flight map of the aircraft with the number RF-64514 to the publication.

The us military in Europe will work out the scenario of the ” war of 2028»

The United States has already begun transferring military equipment to the Baltic States, as well as Poland and Georgia – this is where the exercises, which are called “the war of 2028″in the scenario, will take place. The enemy is not specified, the training will take place on the border with the Russian Federation

Bill Murray will be a “Ghostbuster” again»

The actor himself last starred as Venkman more than 30 years ago in the 1989 film Ghostbusters II. In the sequel, Ernie Hudson and Dan Aykroyd will play their characters again. The film is expected to premiere in Russia on July 9 this year

Disney is preparing a reissue of the cartoon ” Bambi»

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the company has already ordered the production of an adaptation of the iconic 1942 cartoon. Writing the script was entrusted to Geneva Robertson-Duoret, who worked on the film “Capital marvel”, and Lindsay beer, known for the film “Footsteps of chaos”.

As in previous film adaptations, Disney plans to resort to CGI graphics. Insiders report that the creators of the remake will not change the original story. He tells about a fawn whose mother was killed by a hunter, and his forest friends. At the time, the cartoon has received three nominations for “Oscar”….

Hugh Jackman’s successor named for the role of Wolverine

It is worth noting that the 25-year-old Montgomery is currently not the only possible option for the role of Wolverine. Many viewers do not rule out that the creators of the picture will be able to persuade Hugh Jackman to continue acting in the project. The first x-Men movie was released in 2000.

Billie Ailish received a Grammy in four major categories

American singer Billy Ailish won the Grammy award in four most prestigious categories: “Best recording of the year”, “Best song of the year”, “Best album of the year” and “Best new artist of the year”. This is reported on the official website of the award

The Spanish virtuoso will give the only concert in Moscow

Javier Bonet-winner of international competitions, soloist, member of chamber ensembles, a wonderful teacher and tireless researcher will give the only concert on February 2 in Moscow. On February 1, Bonet will hold a master class.

Beeline will start selling SIM cards on AliExpress

VimpelCom, which owns the Beeline brand, is the first Russian mobile operator to start selling SIM cards on the AliExpress Russia platform, Kommersant reports. Experts are confident that this measure will help the company to correct the situation with a falling subscriber base.

Microsoft has updated the Office app for Windows 10

Microsoft has updated the free Office app to version 18.2001.1241.0, designed to run on the Windows 10 operating system. While the SOFTWARE is being tested by participants of the Windows Insider program.

Presented one of the smallest smartphones in the world

Rakuten Mobile has introduced one of the smallest smartphones in the world. The device was named Rakuten Mini. The cost of the device on the American market will be approximately 200 dollars.

Apple finally abandoned Flash in the test build of Safari

The company has completely stopped supporting Adobe Flash in the latest version of Safari Technology Preview, and in the coming months the same change will occur in the stable build of the browser

Vine co-founder launches new app for short videos

Dom Hoffman, One of the creators of the vine looped video service, has launched a new app ― Byte. It is already available in the App Store and Google Play. Byte allows you to shoot or upload short six second videos from the gallery

The group on the Constitution of the Russian Federation clarified the nuances of indexing pensions

According to the co-chair of the working group on the preparation of amendments to the Constitution, Talia Khabrieva, cited by RBC, the changes proposed by the head of state to the country’s Basic law reveal the principles of forming the pension system for citizens, only the indexation itself and its regularity are guaranteed. However, the procedure for indexing pensions, the grounds and conditions for different categories of pensioners, are established by Federal law.

“Thus, the specification of the rights of working pensioners to indexation will be determined in the industry legislation,” khabrieva explained.

Pension savings of Russians will be taxed

Citizens who are members of the guaranteed pension product (GPP) system will have two options for receiving funds: a pension plan with payments for many years or receiving all savings at once with the deduction of personal income tax.

The Russians called the desired level of wages

Requests for the desired salary level are not 100% dependent on the real salary, according to Mikhail Gundarin, head of the Department of the Russian state social University. Commenting to the REGNUM news Agency correspondent, a new public opinion survey conducted by specialists of the service for job search and recruitment “Work.ru”, he explained:

“Our provincials do not count on a luxurious life, even in dreams. No foreign trips, no luxury purchases — there would be something to eat, but what to wear, and help relatives.”

26% of respondents expect a salary of 100 to 200 thousand rubles. Earning less than 30 thousand rubles a month would suit 4% of respondents. According to experts, on average, the country’s Russians want to earn 92 thousand rubles a month.

China ranked second in the world in terms of arms sales

The United States ranked first in the world in terms of arms production and sales, followed by China, and Russia ranks third. This was announced from a special report published on Monday by the Stockholm international peace research Institute (SIPRI).

More than 10% of Russians said they do not trust artificial intelligence

Most Russians (75% of respondents) know about artificial intelligence (AI) technology, but only 29% of them understand its essence. This follows from the results of a joint survey of the all-Russian center for public opinion research (VTSIOM) and the project office for the implementation of the national program “Digital economy” of the Analytical center under the government of Russia (RBC has a copy)

12% of respondents have a negative attitude to the spread of this technology. In particular, they are afraid of possible technical failures, personal data leaks, violation of personal space and unpredictable consequences of technology development. The majority of respondents have a positive or neutral attitude to the development and implementation of artificial intelligence. Russians are ready to use this technology for obtaining public services (68%), for solving household tasks (54%), in the field of leisure and entertainment (54%), medicine (52%) and education (44%).

The oncologist commented on the hypothesis of scientists about the contagion of cancer

A Russian oncologist commented on the hypothesis of canadian medical scientists transmitting cancer from person to person through the microbiomes that exist in our body.

“There have been cases when people with severe immunodeficiency could be transmitted tumors. But these are people who live only on replacement therapy, ” the doctor said. At the same time, he noted that this does not happen serially in medical practice.

Russia may stop gas transit through Poland

The contract for gas transit to Europe via Poland via the Yamal — Europe gas pipeline ends on may 18, but Gazprom has so far shown no desire to discuss a new contract, RIA Novosti reported. In case of termination of deliveries, only Ukraine and Turkey will remain among the main transit countries.

To punish him for the stranding of the vehicle mileage

In February, the state Duma plans to discuss the introduction of fines for rolling mileage from used cars. This is written by Izvestia with reference to the Association ” Russian car dealers “(ROAD), the information was confirmed by the state Duma Committee on transport. The Association offers to collect up to 1 million rubles for such services.

Major Russian banks have started complaining about illegal actions of tax authorities

The Federal tax service (FTS) has started to fine banks that do not block personal accounts of individual entrepreneurs due to various non-payments. RBC writes about this. .

In response, the Federal tax service began to fine banks that refuse to block personal accounts of individual entrepreneurs due to non-payment of taxes, insurance premiums, fines, etc.the largest banks faced such penalties. According to RBC, VTB and URALSIB faced similar fines. Credit organizations refused to stop operations and recover funds from accounts that entrepreneurs opened for personal purposes, and offered the Federal tax service to act in accordance with the law through bailiffs.

“Large banks did not comply with the Federal tax service’s decisions in order not to block clients’ personal accounts EN masse, and secondly, they were guided by the procedure described in the Tax code.»

Banks in 2019 received about 300 thousand such orders from the tax service for each.

Far Eastern timber producers asked to reduce export duties

The Dalexportles Association has asked Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to impose a moratorium on raising the export duty to 80%. The appeal was prepared following a meeting with representatives of the representative office in the far Eastern Federal district, the investment promotion Agency (API) and other agencies.

Russian Railways ‘ daughters made a record profit in 2019

According to estimates, the holding itself received more than 14 billion rubles from real estate management in 2019. Subsidiaries in this respect earned about five billion. The record is marked in the sphere of dividends paid by Russian Railways ‘ subsidiaries last year.

Investments in the development of blockchain in Russia are planned to be halved

Investments in the development of blockchain in Russia until 2024 are planned in the amount of 28.4 billion rubles. Previously, the cost of implementing this technology was estimated at 55-85 billion rubles, writes Kommersant with reference to the state Corporation rostec and its draft roadmap.

According to the roadmap of the state Corporation, 9.5 billion rubles will be budget funds and 18.9 billion – extra-budgetary funds. With the help of blockchain technologies, it is planned to save 500 billion rubles and collect up to 600 billion rubles in additional taxes. rostec sent the project for approval to the Ministry of communications and the Analytical center under the government, the state Corporation reported.

Bloomberg named companies that grew up on the change of government in Russia

Shares of Detsky Mir and Magnit, TCS and Sberbank, and Magnitogorsk iron and steel works group rose in price after the change of the Russian government. The potential for further growth is associated with increased government spending on infrastructure and social support.

Electricity suppliers were required to install new metering devices at their own expense

According to the amendments, commercial accounting of electric energy (capacity) is provided by guaranteeing suppliers and network organizations with the use of electric energy metering devices, including through intelligent systems that allow transmitting the necessary information to the settlement center

Montenegro forgave Somalia debt of 5 thousand euros

Montenegro forgives Somalia a debt of 5,030 euros in accordance with an initiative of the International monetary Fund. On December 18, 2019, the IMF Executive Board approved a funding package to restructure Somalia’s external debt. Somalia’s debt includes $ 242 million

The ROC is not satisfied with the level of teaching the basics of Orthodoxy in schools

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) considers the level of teaching in schools of the “Basics of Orthodox culture” unsatisfactory. Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations, said this on the Russia-24 channel.

All that has been achieved is that in one class one hour a week is devoted to the cultural subject “Fundamentals of Orthodox culture”, or Islamic, or Jewish, or Buddhist, or secular ethics. Almost everything is limited to this, ” the Metropolitan said.

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky arrived in Poland

The Ukrainian leader will take part in commemorative events in Auschwitz to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. In addition, Zelensky intends to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda

Poland did not invite Putin to Holocaust memorial events

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Poland did not invite Vladimir Putin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The Kremlin representative said that Russia will be represented by the Ambassador

A trailer for the film “Dau” by Ilya Hrzhanovsky has appeared

The network has a trailer for the film “Dau” by Russian Director Ilya Hrzhanovsky. The 7-minute video shows episodes from the story of the main character, the Soviet physicist Lev Landau. “Dau” is divided into 13 films with a total running time of 700 hours.



The first batch of Norwegian oil has arrived in Belarus

On the morning of January 26, the first batch of Norwegian oil arrived in Novopolotsk for processing at the Naftan plant. 59 tanks arrived from the port of Klaipeda – about 3.5 thousand tons. The entire batch of Norwegian oil is 86 thousand tons

Russia asked Belarus for proof of damage from ” dirty oil»

Russia expects documents from Belarus proving the damage caused to the Republic by “dirty oil”. Their presence may become the basis for compensation from the Russian side. This was stated by Russian Ambassador Dmitry Mezentsev on January 27, RIA Novosti reported»

Rogozin suggested to involve scientists of Belarus in research on the ISS

Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the Roscosmos state Corporation, offers joint research work not only in the scientific centers of the Union state, but also in the ISS space orbit.

Russians will be able to get a certificate of employment in the MFC

The government has added to the list of MFC services obtaining information about the employment of citizens contained in their individual personal accounts, the corresponding document is published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers. Previously, this information could only be obtained from the Pension Fund.

Ruben Vardanyan sold a stake in a business center near the Kremlin to Chinese investors

Chinese Fosun, representing a consortium of Chinese investors, became the sole owner of the business center at the Kremlin – Vozdvizhenka center, buying 10% of the project from the Ruben Vardanyan Foundation. This is reported by RBC with reference to extracts from the Cyprus register of companies and the usrn. Previously, Fosun had 90%, and the remaining 10% was held by Avica Property Investors, the founder of Troika Dialog, Ruben Vardanyan. Ruben Vardanyan and Tatiana Ternavskaya, CEO of Fosun Eurasia Capital, which manages Fosun assets in Russia, confirmed the transaction to RBC. Vardanyan did not name the reasons for selling his share.

Siemens will leave Russia without technology

Technologies of the European company Siemens will not be transferred to Russia for political reasons, said the CEO of the Russian company “Power machines” Timur Lipatov on January 27, according to the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

Moscow pawn shops issued loans for almost 10 billion rubles

The volume of loans issued by pawn shops registered in Moscow decreased by 2.77% to 9.4 billion rubles in the third quarter of 2019. This was announced on Monday, January 27, the press service of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

According to the Bank of Russia for the Central Federal district, the debt of clients on the main debt on loans provided at the end of the third quarter of 2019 amounted to 7.4 billion rubles.

Fungal clouds that are dangerous for people have been detected

Scientists from the University of California have found previously unknown particles of fungi in The earth’s atmosphere that can cause allergies or asthma. Fragments of fungal spores are extremely small, their size is about 30 nanometers, and their number per unit of space exceeds all permissible limits.

Issachar, an Israeli woman, petitioned Putin for clemency

As the lawyers said, on January 26, they had a conversation with issakhar about the need for a pardon to appeal to the President of Russia. Earlier, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the appeal is a formal necessity and the process cannot develop without it.

“As a result of our discussion, Naama decided to apply to the President of the Russian Federation with a request for pardon and release, and such a request has already been submitted in writing in the prescribed manner through the administration of the detention center where she is located,” RIA Novosti quoted the Pen & Paper bar Association as saying.

Us air force fighters intercepted two Russian Mi-17 helicopters in Syria

In the publication Avia.pro, referring to the entry in the social network Twitter, reported that Russian Mi-17 helicopters were intercepted by us air force fighters in Syria. It is noted that two American warplanes entered Syrian airspace from the East and went to intercept Russian Federation helicopters that tried to fly over the area where the United States military bases are located.

However, neither the Russian defense Ministry nor the Pentagon confirmed this information, so it is not known for sure whether the US actually raised fighter jets in the air to drive away Russian helicopters from its air bases.

The Libyan war continues: the Haftarot is Misrata

The forces of the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, continued their offensive on the city of Misrata as part of the resumption of hostilities in the country. This is reported by the Associated Press. According to him, the Haftarot pulled your hand at the village center Abugan 120 kilometers from Misrata. At the moment, there are fierce battles between the LNA and the militia.

Poland announced the signing of an agreement with the United States to buy the F-35

Polish defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said that the Polish side will sign an agreement to buy F-35 fighters from the United States on January 31. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Minister’s Twitter.

Syrian army launches attack on militants in Aleppo

It is reported that the militants were heavily shelled in the West of Aleppo province, in addition, the Syrian army occupied the village of Mar Shamsheh in the South of Idlib province

The US announced the beginning of the final battle for Syria

It is assumed that the war zone in Idlib province in northwestern Syria will expand due to the more active participation of powers associated with the Syrian opposition-Turkey and to a lesser extent the United States.

At a parade in new Delhi, India showed anti-satellite weapons for the first time

On January 26, in honor of Republic Day, a parade was held in new Delhi, where the Indian anti-satellite missile ASAT (Anti Satellite) was demonstrated for the first time. TASS reports that the rocket was transported on a special platform along Rajpath Avenue.

SK stopped the criminal case of embezzlement against the ex-head of ” RUSNANO»

The investigative Committee of Russia has terminated the criminal case against the former head of RUSNANO, Leonid Melamed, and the former financial Director of the company, Svyatoslav Ponurov, after the expiration of the Statute of limitations. They were previously involved in the case of embezzlement of 220 million rubles.

An artificial Japanese singer is touring Europe.

Hatsune Miku is a 16-year-old star, whose official height is 158 centimeters, weight is 42 kilograms, and age is 16 years. However, in ten years, she will also be 16. This is a constant. Just like she was 16 when she was born in 2007. Hatsune Miko’s voice is sampler, based on the timbre of actress Saki Fujita. She voiced cartoons. And then a computer program — Vocaloid-awarded Hatsune Miko an amazing range, richness of intonation, and even different languages. The girl was drawn and with the help of powerful computer graphics, released on stage, often even with live accompaniment.

Hatsune Miku is wildly popular in her homeland of Japan, and her live concerts gather stadiums there. Miku also has three million Facebook followers. Recently, she also had a lover named Kaito. But this is not accurate, like fell in love. There is an intrigue.

Released a trailer for the ” Chernobyl “Thriller” Forbidden zone»

A trailer for the Belarusian Thriller “Forbidden zone”has been published on Megogo Distribution’s YouTube channel. And it looks evil, tense, and generally good. The film is set in 1989-three years after the Chernobyl disaster



Apple has patented a flexible iMac computer

The us patent and trademark office (USPTO) has published another application for registration of the invention, the author of which is claimed by Apple. As follows from the description in the document published on the Agency’s website, we are talking about the project of a new iMac computer.

The key feature of the new product is the design. A desktop computer is a solid piece of glass that bends at the bottom. The screen smoothly moves to the block where the keyboard and touchpad are placed, and on one of the patent pages a similar element is presented, but without a built-in keyboard — it is expected that such a solution can be implemented in the proprietary dock for Apple laptops. The vertical element behind the screen must serve both as a stand and as a housing for placing the necessary iMac components.

Blizzard has published system requirements for Warcraft III: Reforged

On the site Battle.net there are minimum and recommended system requirements for Warcraft III: Reforged. According to published data, the remaster of the classic RTS should work stably even on medium-power computers.

Water on Mars was suitable for life

Water on Mars many years ago could be suitable for various microorganisms to live there. According to scientists, billions of years ago, the climate and conditions observed on the red planet could be very different from the current ones

The CEC has begun preparations for voting on amendments to the Constitution

The Central election Commission has begun preparations for a nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution. It will be held on the basis of the law on the amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation (adopted in the first reading by the state Duma) and internal acts of the CEC, using the “elections” and “Mobile voter” gas systems. This was discussed at a closed video conference with the regional commissions, where the CEC leadership instructed colleagues to hold the vote so that there was no doubt about its results. Experts note that the CEC and regional commissions have no legal grounds to prepare for the all-Russian vote before the law on the amendment comes into force.

Mongolian authorities have closed the border with China

In connection with the threat of a new type of pneumonia caused by the coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the global times newspaper reports. It is noted that the movement of vehicles and pedestrians is prohibited at border checkpoints.

Ambulance drivers are going on strike in Yekaterinburg

The health Department of the Yekaterinburg administration is sure that the protest of ambulance drivers who are going to go on strike and refuse to work a shift on the night of February 1 will not affect the citizens in any way.

Putin instructed to extend the maternity capital program

Following his address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to extend the maternity capital law until December 31, 2026 and ensure annual indexation of payments. The document is published on the Kremlin’s website.

KFC is starting to develop a small format

KFC will open a new type of fast food — small outlets where the menu and staff will be cut. Kommersant writes about this with reference to the owner of the KFC master franchise in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Yum! Brands Russia.

Fast food of the new format is going to be developed in small and medium-sized cities of Russia with a population of 10 thousand people. The area of premises for such retail outlets will be 120 square meters. The main competitors of the retail chain in small cities will be local Shawarma sellers and local pizzerias, according to the representative of the Prime network Maria Loshkova.

In Taganrog managed to sell an automobile plant

The automobile plant produced cars under an agreement with Peugeot and Hyundai accent, as well as cars of its own brand. However, the plant failed to cope with the crisis, and in 2014 it was declared bankrupt. They tried to sell it for years.

The government of India has decided to sell Air India

According to RIA Novosti, referring to the Department of investment and management of state assets of the government of India, the country’s authorities decided to sell Air India, which has debts totaling $ 8.45 billion. The buyer will be given management control and 100% of the share capital.

Mishustin instructed to audit the implementation of national projects

The head of the government instructed the deputies to conduct an audit of the work done on the implementation of national projects. As reported by IA REGNUM, earlier Mishustin instructed to submit proposals for these programs by February 20.

Belarus caught the Russians in the import of “sanctions” in Russia

The main volume of sanctioned products entering Russia from Belarus is imported by Russians. This was stated by the Chairman of the State customs Committee (SCC) of the Republic Yuri Senko, Interfax reports»

Golikova called on the Ministry of education and science and the Russian Academy of Sciences to abandon competition

“There can be no competition, which is more primary – science or higher education. Here we work absolutely in tandem, and this relationship that develops between science and higher education, it is necessary, it needs to be developed, ” Golikova said during the presentation of the new Minister of science and higher education Valery Falkov to the staff of the Department.

Mishustin has dismissed Deputy Minister of health Boyko

The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin freed Elena Boyko from the post of Deputy Minister of health. The decision was made at her request, according to the government’s order. She was appointed Deputy head of the Ministry of health in December 2018. Earlier, Elena Boyko headed the Department of information technologies and communications in the Ministry.

Putin instructed to approve the procedure for importing unregistered medicines

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed to approve the procedure for importing unregistered medicines for medical care by March 1.

Lukashenko plans to attend the Victory day parade in Moscow

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has accepted an invitation from Russian leader Vladimir Putin to attend the Victory day Parade in Moscow on may 9, Russian Ambassador to Minsk Dmitry Mezentsev said on Monday.

Total number of unemployed in Russia

In December 2019, unemployment decreased by 34 thousand people compared to November and amounted to 3 million 473 thousand people, according to published preliminary data from Rosstat.