4 Mar, 2021

Reduce the number of people living below the poverty line

The Russian authorities plan to reduce the number of people living below the poverty line no earlier than 2030. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.

“If we talk about poverty, this is a multi-component task, it depends not only on the volume of investments that we make through the support of families from the budgets of all levels, but also on the growth rate of the economy in the first place,” she said in an interview with TASS.

In March 2018, in a message to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin set the goal of halving the poverty level in Russia over the next six years.

RusHydro dividend policy

RusHydro is ready to pay 23.3 billion rubles. dividends for the last year, which will be a record figure for the company. This is stated in the presentation of the holding to the IFRS report.

Senator from Tuva Lyudmila Narusova spoke about single pickets near the building of the Federation Council.

She announced this at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building. Before that, Narusova clarified whether single pickets are allowed.

“When I see some marginal people near the Federation Council with incomprehensible demands that do not fit into any framework at all, well, this is unpleasant. Straight on the steps of the Federation Council there are some kind of homeless people with demands. And the fact that this person is standing on our porch, we seem to be in solidarity. This, in my opinion, is unpleasant, ”said Narusova.

She did not specify what requirements the picketers had. The head of the committee, Andrei Klishas, ​​said in response: “We are expecting from you a draft law banning single pickets.” After that, the audience laughed.

Ksenia Sobchak did not agree with the remark of her mother, Senator Narusova, about the “homeless-looking” people picketing the Federation Council, and Open Media drew attention to it.

“I absolutely do not support this and do not share these views,” she wrote on her instagram, answering the subscriber’s snide question, is it worth it to introduce a dress code for people standing on the steps of the Federation Council

EU imposed sanctions on Russian security officials

The European Union has imposed sanctions on four high-ranking Russian security officials in connection with the situation around opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They were added to the sanctions list in connection with their role in “the arbitrary arrest, prosecution and conviction of Alexei Navalny, as well as in the suppression of peaceful protests caused by his illegal treatment.” The decision is published in the official EU journal.

The following fell under the sanctions:

  • Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Kalashnikov.
  • Chairman of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin.
  • Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov.
  • Director of the Russian Guard Victor Zolotov.

US imposes sanctions on Russia over Navalny case

The list of persons in respect of whom restrictions are imposed include the first deputy head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergey Kiriyenko, the head of the presidential department for domestic policy Andrei Yarin, the director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, the deputy ministers of defense of Russia Alexei Krivoruchko and Pavel Popov, the prosecutor general of Russia Igor Krasnov and the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Kalashnikov

In addition, the United States will tighten restrictions on exports to Russia for 14 institutions, nine of which are Russian, three are German, one is Swiss, and another is a public research institute, the administration official said. A list of these institutions is to appear on the US federal registry. It is clarified that all these institutions “are involved in activities contrary to American interests in the field of national security and foreign policy.”

The US has banned the issuance of loans to Russia

As part of anti-Russian sanctions, due to the situation around Alexei Navalny, the United States banned American government financial organizations from providing loans to Russia. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the US Treasury.

It is emphasized that there will be restrictions on “the provision of loans by the United States or other financial assistance.” This prohibition also applies to the Export-Import Bank of the United States and applies to any loans, loan guarantees and other financial assistance.

Britain after US and EU sanctions said it will continue to work with partners

Britain, after new US and EU sanctions, said it would continue to “work closely” with partners to “hold Russia accountable.” Whether London plans to impose its own sanctions, the head of the British Foreign Ministry did not specify – but as a rule, he introduces anti-Russian restrictions more or less simultaneously with Brussels and Washington.

Scheme of deceiving Russians under the guise of payments from “Gosuslug”

The cybercriminals have come up with a new way of deceiving Russians – they send an e-mail a letter allegedly from the “Gosuslug” portal, in which it is proposed to enter the insurance number of an individual personal account (SNILS), allegedly to receive the prescribed social benefits. This was reported by RIA Novosti.

Aeroflot reduces the number of routes in Russia

Aeroflot will stop flights to 26 Russian cities this year. This follows from the carrier’s airline ticket booking system, the data of which was analyzed by Izvestia. Aeroflot’s route network will have only 57 of its own domestic Russian destinations

60 years ago, Alexander II freed the peasants from serfdom

On March 3 (new style), 1861, Alexander II abolished serfdom in Russia. The peasants received personal freedom, but were forced to serve corvee or pay quitrent for the use of allotments. Not everyone managed to get out of addiction completely. Over time, the feudal landlords achieved some changes in the reform in their favor.

The court extended the arrest of Ivan Safronov in the case of high treason

The Lefortovo Court of Moscow has extended the arrest until May 7 of the former journalist and adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov. The investigation’s petition was granted by the court.

Safronov was detained on July 7, 2020; in the evening of the same day, the ex-journalist and adviser to the head of Roscosmos was detained by the Lefortovo court. The FSB accuses him of transferring classified information in the defense sphere to one and the intelligence services of NATO countries. Safronov does not admit his guilt …

The son of an employee of the NKVD filed an application with the police for the great-grandson of the repressed

In Novosibirsk, the son of an NKVD officer Alexei Mityushov filed a police complaint against Denis Karagodin, who was investigating the death of his great-grandfather in 1938. Sergei Mityushov considered that the information that his father signed the act of execution discredits an NKVD employee, according to the website Karagodin.org.

For the first time, corals were counted in the Pacific

Scientists have conducted the first complete coral count in the Pacific Ocean. This study is important for assessing the risks of their extinction, reports Nature Ecology & Evolution

We estimate there are approximately half a trillion corals in the Pacific Ocean. About the same as trees in the Amazon, or birds around the world, said lead author of the study, Dr. Andy Dietzel of the ARC Coral Reef Research Center of Excellence at James Cook University.

Russian automakers are faced with a shortage of microcircuits

The Russian auto industry is struggling with a shortage of microcircuits Russian suppliers of electronics for cars, in particular ERA-GLONASS modules, are faced with a worldwide shortage of chips, which in some cases is 40%. Without such modules, cars cannot enter the Russian market.

Bacteria can treat atopic dermatitis

Scientists have identified a universal type of bacteria that can reduce the manifestation of atopic dermatitis. The experiment was carried out with the help of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The results were published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Britain completes ground tests of a fast electric aircraft

The British company Rolls-Royce has completed ground tests of the ionBird high-speed electric aircraft prototype being developed as part of the ACCEL research program.

Scientists have trapped cold plasma in a magnetic trap

Physics and astronomy professor Tom Killian, graduate students Grant Gorman and Mackenzie Warrens at Rice University were able to magnetically trap the coldest plasma – about one degree above absolute zero. This is the first time that an ultracold plasma has been contained by a magnetic field.

To understand how the solar wind interacts with the Earth, or to get the energy of nuclear fusion, you need to understand how plasma – a soup of electrons and ions – behaves in a magnetic field, – explained the purpose of the study Killian.

A new principle of data transmission in 5G format

American physicists propose to abandon the use of electromagnetic devices for wireless data transmission. In their opinion, it will be much more efficient to use rays of light. The authors of the idea argue that by applying a new data transmission technology, it is possible to significantly speed up work in the already existing 5G format and gradually move on to the next stage of development – 6G

Microsoft introduced a platform for interaction in virtual reality

The American company Microsoft held a presentation of its new development – a platform for interaction between people who are far from each other through “mixed reality”. This is reported by EVO-RUS.COM.

The platform, called Mesh, allows interlocutors to communicate and collaborate on various projects through virtual avatars or holograms. With it, for example, engineers can jointly develop a 3D engine design, and architects can jointly develop a holographic construction. Mesh uses virtual and augmented reality technologies. To use the platform, you need Microsoft HoloLens glasses.

Voyager Generation Trailer Released

Lionsgate has released a trailer for its new Generation Voyager movie. Johnny Depp’s 21-year-old daughter played in it the role of a girl who, as part of a group, goes on a space expedition in order to colonize a distant planet.

The film was directed by Neil Burger (Fields of Darkness). In addition to Depp and Farrell, Ty Sheridan, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Viveic Kalra, Finn Whitehead, Archie Reno and others also took part in the project.

Yakut film “Ichchi” will be released worldwide

The Yakut film “Ichchi” by Kostas Marsan will be released worldwide. The distribution rights were bought by two companies – TVCO and High Octane Pictures. TVCO will show the film in all countries of the world except Russia, Canada, USA and CIS countries, and High Octane Pictures in the USA and Canada.

The premiere of the mystical thriller “Icchi” took place in September 2020. The main roles in the film were played by Borislav Stepanov, Marina Vasilieva, Ilya Yakovlev and other actors

Samsung unveils new MICRO LED and QLED TVs

The company stressed that it will help make the image bright and clear. Inorganic LEDs have been added to the design, they will prevent burnout throughout the life of the TV. New items will be available for purchase during 2021. The first models will be released with a diagonal of 110 and 99 inches. Later, models with smaller parameters will appear.

Up to four users will be able to participate in Instagram live streams

The social network Instagram introduces the Live Rooms feature, with the help of which each user can invite up to three people to host their live broadcast.

Three new species of glow-in-the-dark deep sea sharks

As marine biologist Jerome Malefeu from the University of Leuven told Radio New Zealand, scientists were the first to see and describe three new species of deep-sea luminescent sharks that live off the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

“During the joint expedition, my colleagues and I from the New Zealand Institute of Aquatic and Atmospheric Research were able to catch these sharks, observe and document their ability to glow in the dark,” he said.

Japanese billionaire will choose partners to fly with him to the moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who bought all tickets for the first flight around the moon from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company for an undisclosed amount, will select eight people to fly with him. This was reported in a video message on the entrepreneur’s website, a link to which he posted on Twitter.

“I invite you to take part in the mission. Eight people from all over the world. A total of 10 to 12 people will take part in the trip, I invite eight to fly with us, ”said Mr. Maezawa.

Samsung will release three new Exynos chipsets in 2021

The company will launch three new Exynos chipsets in 2021, including the mid-range 800 series chip, the high-performance 1200 series chip, and the flagship 2200 series chip. Two of them, the 1200 and 2200 series chips, are expected to feature GPUs based on AMD RDNA architectures.

The Exynos 2200 comes in two versions – for smartphones and for laptops. They will have a similar architecture, but different form factors. The laptop version of the chip will power Windows 10 laptops. The first laptop with this processor is due out this summer.

The richest people in China

The richest person in China, with a fortune of 550 billion yuan ($ 85 billion), is the owner of Nongfu Spring, the largest bottled water producer in China, Zhong Shanshan. The second and third places on the list are taken by the founders of Tencent Holdings Ltd. Pony Ma (480 billion yuan) and agricultural trading platform operator Pinduoduo Inc. Colin Huang (450 billion yuan) Founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Jack Ma is ranked fourth. The fortune of Ma and his family over the past year increased by 22%, to 360 billion yuan ($ 55.6 billion).

Russian students will not be able to find work in their specialty

Tens of thousands of students will not be able to find work in their specialty due to the long-term transformation of the Russian economy and the labor market, writes Nezavisimaya Gazeta. The hospitality industry, theaters and airlines are cutting staff and not ready to accept new hires. The Russian education system has not yet begun perestroika and accepts applicants who will not be able to work in their specialty.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has placed tenders for the purchase of aviation unguided missiles

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has placed tenders for the purchase of S-8KOM aircraft unguided missiles for a total amount of 8.99 billion rubles. S-8KOM 80 mm caliber is designed to destroy armored, lightly armored, unarmored military equipment and manpower. Fits in container launchers for aircraft and helicopters.

 

what Russian women will receive as a gift on March 8

Wildberries told RIA Novosti that Russian women will receive a gift on March 8. Her statistics show that

sales of pans quadrupled in two weeks,
hair dryers 3.8 times,
sets of cosmetics 5 times,
perfume 6 times,
soft toys 6 times,
jewelry 4 times and
unfading flowers 7 times.

The tax service of Russia gained access to data on e-wallets

Banks from April 1 will automatically notify the Federal Tax Service about the opening of personalized electronic wallets by Russians, as well as about operations on them during a tax audit. Until now, this procedure was valid for bank accounts.

Banks will begin to transmit to the Federal Tax Service (FTS) information about the opening and closing of electronic wallets by individuals (Yandex.Money, QIWI Wallet, WebMoney, PayPal and other services). The corresponding changes to the Tax Code entered into force on April 1, 2020.

Rosneft Sues Novaya Gazeta, Vital Stories and Bloomberg

Rosneft filed claims with the Moscow Arbitration Court against Novaya Gazeta and Vazhnye Stories, as well as Bloomberg. The essence of the company’s claims is still unknown.

Roman Shleinov, a journalist for Vostochnye Stories, suggested that the lawsuit may be related to the material “Dancer for Rosneft”, published on February 8. It stated that in 2014 a stake in the Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli was bought for Rosneft. Rosneft itself denied this

Ivan Golunov posted a video with a detailed chronology of his detention

Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov posted a video with a detailed chronology of his arrest. From the records, in particular, it follows that the police were on duty at Golunov’s house from the very morning, knew exactly where the journalist would go during the day, and were preparing to detain him in a specific place. A video posted on YouTube shows the moment when operative Denis Konovalov plant drugs on Golunov.

“When I watch video from surveillance cameras on the day of my arrest, I am most struck by the routine of what is happening. When committing a crime, none of the police officers get nervous. With a calm, practiced movement, they straighten the hood of the jacket that covers the zipper of the backpack, throw in drugs. Nothing personal, ”the journalist wrote.

Pension: there will be no reduction in the retirement age

The Cabinet of Ministers did not support the bill to reduce the retirement age. According to the government commission on legislation, the gradual increase in the retirement age in the long term “will create a stable financial basis for the systematic indexation of the rate of pensions.