13 Mar, 2020

News digest for 03/12/2020

Trump delivered a televised address to the nation

  • The US will ban entry from Europe for 30 days starting on March 13. For the UK will make an exception
  • The European Union failed to take effective measures to prevent the epidemic, as the US did
  • Working Americans affected by the disease are guaranteed financial assistance, it will be ” unprecedented measures”
  • Small and medium-sized businesses will also receive assistance: the affected companies will be given loans with a low interest rate
  • The US is prepared for the coronavirus better than any other country, “the virus will not have a chance”

UPD the us Department of homeland security explained that the ban is aimed at people who visited the Schengen area. It does not apply to persons with permanent legal residence status in the United States and their next of kin.

The meeting of the Russian government, Mikhail Mishustin

  • Russia did not initiate the withdrawal from the OPEC+agreement. Offered partners to extend the deal until the end of the second quarter or the end of the year
  • The situation in the Russian economy is under control even in conditions of instability in global markets, and measures are being taken to stabilize the situation
  • Russia has all opportunities for carrying out socially-oriented policy, including for the indexation of scheduled benefits and payments
  • Now the Russian authorities are working on measures to deepen import substitution in a number of areas
  • The threat of coronavirus spread in Russia is minimized
  • Mishustin asked the Russians to understand proactive measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus, including in Moscow

In Poland, announced a lecture “the Collapse of Russia in 2025

Lecture Polish lawyer Casimir Mickevicha “the Collapse of Russia — a variety of scenarios. The question of the collapse of the Russian Federation in the Russian, American and Polish fields of view ” will be held tonight, March 12, in Warsaw.

“The question of the collapse or collapse of Russia is one of the most important issues of modern international politics, because it directly affects the balance of power in the global dimension,” the event’s announcement reads.

The map of “Russia 2025”, which illustrates the announcement, shows how the world’s largest country is divided into about 30 “independent republics”. There are such quasi-States as “Konigsberg”, “Ingermanland people’s Republic”, “Kuban people’s Republic”, “Ural Republic”, “Kamchatka Republic”. Also, the border regions of Russia, according to the map, went to countries such as Finland, Norway, China, and Japan.

Kiev terminated lease agreements with the Russian Embassy

The Kiev city Council terminated the lease agreements for land plots in Podil with the Russian Embassy in Ukraine. About it reports “UKRINFORM”. Thus, it was decided to terminate the documents authorizing the construction of new premises of the Embassy of the Russian Federation at several addresses. We are talking about the sites located on Spasskaya street, 13-15, Spasskaya, 14 and borichevsky Street, 17, 19, 21. They were provided to the Russian Embassy in February 2017. It is noted that this decision was made at a meeting of the city Council.

The Russian government will allocate additional funds to Crimea and the Far East

In addition, more than 7 billion rubles will be sent to Crimea, and more than 1 billion rubles will be sent to the far East, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

The Saudis want to propose to Europe to triple the volume of oil at $25

According to Bloomberg, oil supplies from the Kingdom, combined with unprecedented discounts, turn the European market into the most important area of redistribution of interests in the price war between Riyadh and Moscow.

“Saudi Arabia offers its main Arab Light crude for delivery to Rotterdam at a price of about $ 25 per barrel, which is a huge discount compared to the price of Russian Urals oil,” the Agency notes.

Indonesia refused to buy su-35 fighters

The Indonesian authorities have abandoned plans to conclude a contract with the Russian Federation for the supply of 11 fighters for a total of $1.1 billion, TASS reports, citing Bloomberg.

Roskomnadzor blocked the website of opponents of amendments to the Constitution

Roskomnadzor blocks the site net2020.ru the place where signatures were collected against the presidential amendments to the Constitution was a surprise for the authors of this site, one of the initiators of the movement to counteract the amendments, Moscow municipal Deputy Ilya Azar, told Open media. None of the activists were invited to the Tagansky court, which decided to block them, he said.

The case referred to by Roskomnadzor in the register of blockages, the Tagansky court was supposed to start considering only on March 26 — a preliminary interview was scheduled for this date, the experts were convinced. The plaintiff in this case is Roskomnadzor, the defendant is the American hosting provider CloudFlare.

Bezrukov is campaigning for a nonexistent amendment to the Constitution

The video shown by the CEC with Sergey Bezrukov, who is campaigning for the introduction of a non — existent amendment to the Constitution on the protection and preservation of the Russian language, is only a draft version, Liana Khusainova, Bezrukov’s press Secretary, told Open media. “The final version of the video is not ready yet,” she stressed.

The list of amendments approved by the Parliament only States that article 68 of the Constitution will be supplemented with the definition of the Russian language as “the language of the state-forming people, which is part of the multinational Union of equal peoples of the Russian Federation”. Another amendment to the same article will add a provision on the need to preserve culture in Russia

Scandal in the Duma of Saratov: “What labor prowess when there are no factories!?»

The Duma decided to award Saratov the title “City of labor valor”. The Communists revolted: “all the factories that made up the pride are either destroyed or lie in ruins!”and demanded to announce the list of “valiant enterprises”. United Russia could not voice the list. Everyone quarreled, but the title was awarded with a scandal.

Those who want to vote against, “will take on a pencil»

He said this during his speech in the state Duma, Mr. Volodin, broadcast on the website of the lower house of Parliament. According to him, the law is about guarantees that the salary will not be lower than the subsistence minimum, about protection of the institution of marriage, culture, and the Russian language.

Those who do not vote for such proposals should understand that people will then walk around with a pencil and look at the names of those who did not support these and other norms. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

OPEC countries lower crude oil prices

Iraq lowered the official sale price of its Basrah Light oil to buyers in Asia by $5 per barrel in April. Aramco reduced the price of the Arab Medium variety by $6. Kuwait has lowered the sale price for Asian buyers in the same way as Saudi Arabia. The UAE, the only major producer that still sets prices retroactively, has reduced the cost of its four varieties for February sales by $1.63 per barrel since January.

Trump announced a ban on entering the United States from Europe

The US will ban entry from EU countries starting on March 13. The ban is being imposed for 30 days, the US President said, addressing the nation from the White house. The US President added that the restrictions will not apply to the UK, and exceptions will also be made for Americans who have been tested for coronavirus.

Minsk agreed on the separation of forces in the Donbas and the exchange of prisoners

The trilateral contact group in Minsk agreed on the withdrawal of forces in the Donbas, as well as the simultaneous opening of new checkpoints across the contact line in the localities of Zolotoye and Shchastya. This is reported by the press service of the office of the President of Ukraine.

Metro construction does not meet the goals of the state program

Representatives of the Novosibirsk city hall told RBC Novosibirsk that due to the lack of funds in the budgets of all levels, the estimate for the extension of the Dzerzhinsk metro line has not been updated, and work on new stations specified in the General Plan until 2030 is not being carried out.

Anatoly Kostylevsky, Minister of transport and road management of the Novosibirsk region, said that the subways do not meet the goals of the state programs for the development of transport infrastructure.

Earlier, Governor Andrey Travnikov said that funds from the national welfare Fund will be allocated for the construction of the metro in Novosibirsk.

Erdogan said the destruction of eight “Shell” zrpk in Syria

The Turkish armed forces have killed eight anti-aircraft missile and gun complexes “Carapace” in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters after returning from Brussels, CNN Turk reports

The Russian defense Ministry said that Turkey’s information about the destruction of eight Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems “Pantsir” does not correspond to reality.

Shortage of devices for collecting money from car carriers

The Siberian Association of automobile carriers (SAAP) appealed to the Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Dietrich because of the shortage of on-Board devices in the Platon system. This was reported by RBC Novosibirsk in the press service of the organization.

“In recent months, Siberian carriers have faced a shortage of onboard devices (trackers) in the Platon system. Every day the problem becomes more acute and affects the interests of more and more transport companies, ” SAAP President Vyacheslav Trunaev said in an address to the Minister.

These devices allow you to automatically collect money in the “Plato” system. The devices are issued to carriers for free, but every three years they must return them and receive new ones.

Belarus intends to buy two oil tankers a month not from Russia

Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas said that Minsk intends to buy at least two oil tankers a month with supplies not from Russia.

“Belarus has decided that we will take at least one tanker per month for each plant (Mozyr and Novopolotsk refineries), regardless of whether we agree with the Russian Federation or not,” BelTA quoted Rumas as saying.

Fund for the control of “Yandex»

Elena Shmeleva became the Chairman of the Board of the Yandex public interest Foundation. Shmeleva runs the Sirius educational center and the Talent and success Foundation, whose founders include cellist Sergey Roldugin. The media call him a friend of Putin. Roldugin was mentioned in publications about money laundering in Panamanian Offshores.

The new Fund is being created as part of the deal to prevent Yandex from being restricted by significant Russian IT companies that are owned by foreigners. It is assumed that the public interest Foundation will be able to control decisions that could potentially affect national security.

Us stock indexes fell again

Major U.S. stock indexes, which fell heavily on Monday but recovered somewhat on Tuesday, were again significantly lower. The Dow Jones fell 4.9% to 23,759 points, the S&P 500 fell 4.3% to 2,758 points, and the NASDAQ dropped almost 4% to 8,013 points.

The Tinkoff group, has reported record profits for 2019

TCS Group Holding PLC (the Tinkoff Group — the parent company of Tinkoff Bank, Tinkoff Insurance and Tinkoff mobile) reported record net income for the fourth quarter and 2019, and announced the first payment of interim dividends for 2020.

The Russian government confirmed the rise in prices of medicines and household appliances

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov confirmed the risks of rising prices for household appliances and medicines in Russia due to the weakening of the ruble, but considers them not critical. The government is ready to take measures to curb the price of vital medicines if necessary, he told reporters.

Airlines reminded Mishustin about compensation for fuel costs

The Russian Association of air transport operators (aevt) asked Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to compensate for the increase in prices for aviation kerosene that occurred in 2018. The white house was supposed to allocate money at the end of last year, but then the government’s reserve Fund did not find 22.4 billion rubles to help carriers. Now airlines hope to receive compensation from the budget by the middle of the year.

“The Executive authorities had made preliminary calculations on the amount of compensation for airlines, has prepared a draft decree of the government,— the statement says Russian air transport operators Association.— But the decision has not been made yet.”

Several military installations in different parts of the country

Polish foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said that several American military facilities in different parts of the country will appear on the territory of Poland, rather than one so-called “Fort trump”base. He said this in an interview published on Thursday by RBC.
“There will not be one base, there will be several objects in different parts of Poland. This is due to NATO’s plans to increase combat readiness. There will be about six or seven points, that is, the pilots in one place, the command in another, the tank troops in the third, and so on.”

Ideal fuel for a fusion reactor

To achieve more energy production than spent on fusion, you must choose the most efficient fuel supply scheme. An international team of physicists led by Princeton University Professor Egemen Kolemen has been working on this issue for several years.

Initially, it was assumed that a mixture of two heavy hydrogen isotopes-deuterium and tritium-would be fed into the tokamak vacuum chamber using an injector. But, as physicists have found, in this case, the parameters of the plasma initially grow, and then rapidly fall. Scientists have proposed an alternative. Using a special “gun”, they dispersed microscopic ice pellets to a speed of 1 kilometer per second. And then injected them into a cloud of plasma. The result met expectations – the efficiency of the installation increased. The results of the experiments are published in the journal Nuclear Fusion.

Tesla is looking for a place for another plant

Tesla has started searching for a location for the new plant. Apparently, we are talking about the Central part of the United States. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, tweeted about the search for the location, adding that it would be nice to provide a model Y crossover to the East coast of the United States.

“Trust” and “Opening” did not agree with the claims

Banks trust and OTKRITIE sent a statement to the high court in London, in which they opposed the counterclaims of the former co-owner of OTKRITIE and the founder of O1 Group, Boris mints (available to RBC). The entrepreneur stated that he was not involved in the transaction, which became the basis for the proceedings. After it was committed, a campaign was allegedly launched against his family and business in order to cause damage. Mr. Mintz estimated the losses at $650–$950 million, the documents say.

A Dagestani man who insulted Kadyrov disappeared with his friends in Chechnya

In the capital of the Chechen Republic, Grozny, three residents of Dagestan disappeared, one of whom was Seidaidin Mustafayev, who previously insulted Ramzan Kadyrov, and also smoked a cigarette near the heart of Chechnya mosque. Relatives and friends of the missing claim that Chechen security forces were involved in the disappearance of the men.

The parliaments of the Siberian regions approved amendments to the Constitution

Legislative assemblies of several regions of Siberia at extraordinary meetings on March 12 approved a package of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, adopted the day before by the state Duma and the Federation Council. Thus, the amendments were supported by deputies of the legislative assemblies of the TRANS-Baikal, Primorsky and Krasnoyarsk territories, the Amur, Magadan, Sakhalin, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk regions and the Chukotka Autonomous district.

In St. Petersburg, unknown persons stole about a billion rubles from the Bank

A billion rubles were stolen from the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian agricultural Bank, the press service of the FSB office for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region reports. According to the Agency, the attackers acted on behalf of legal entities from the Phaeton group of companies.

Alcohol shop at a military factory

Employees of the inter-municipal Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs for closed administrative-territorial entities found underground workshops for the production of counterfeit alcohol in the suburbs of Podolsk and Chekhov, as well as in Pereslavl-Zalessky in the Yaroslavl region. RBC was told about this by a source in the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Moscow region, the information was confirmed by another source in the Central Board.

Transportation of Plenipotentiaries of the President of Russia in 2020

The office of the President of Russia has signed two state contracts for transport services and air transportation of Vladimir Putin’s authorized representatives.

The Kremlin allocated 159 million rubles for the first purchase. The most money — 28.5 million rubles — will pass the former head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov, who represents the President in the Volga Federal district. Followed by the SFD (23 million), CFA (22,3 million), DFO (20.7 million rubles), Siberian Federal district (19.8 million rubles) Federal district (17,6 million), UFO (17 million) and the Northwest Federal district (9.8 per million).

Air transportation of Plenipotentiaries will cost taxpayers 179 million rubles. The most money for flights will be spent by the Plenipotentiary in the far Eastern Federal district, the most remote from the center, Yuri Trutnev — 67 million rubles. Followed by the SFD (34.2 million rubles) Federal district (27,9 million), CFA (13 million rubles), Siberian Federal district (12.8 million rubles), PFO (to 11.9 million) and of the region and UV at 6.2 million

Valentina Tereshkova’s daughter started earning money on public procurement

Farmservice LLC, which is controlled by the daughter of the famous parliamentarian Elena Tereshkova, received its first state awards. The Moscow Department of health signed a contract with the company for the supply of Antidiarrhoeal, intestinal anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial drugs by June 30

“Farmservis” – a subsidiary of OOO “Probioferm”. Tereshkova Jr. co-founded this company with a participation rate of 15% in 2018. Her partner is Dmitry Savelyev, a member of the Federation Council.

Tereshkova-the senior also owns the business assets.

In her last election Declaration, she indicated that she holds shares in the Yaroslavl plant of technical fabrics “Krasny Perekop”. According to the state statistics center of Rosstat, the company’s revenue in 2018 amounted to 360.4 million rubles, net profit-3.2 million. the company earned a total of 41.3 million In public procurement.

The politician also indicated that she receives money from LLC “Red square”. The company with this name is known as the media group that produces programs for Federal TV. Her projects include “Fashion verdict”, ” Let’s get married!”, “Who wants to be a millionaire?», «Voice». Red square is owned by billionaire Arkady Rotenberg

Peter Jackson’s documentary about the Beatles will be released in September

Disney has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to a documentary film directed by Peter Jackson about the Beatles, “The Beatles: Get Back”. It will be released on September 4, 2020 in the United States and Canada, and international release dates will be announced later.

The anniversary cartoon festival has started its work in Suzdal

An Open Russian animation film festival will start working in Suzdal. It will be the 25th anniversary. Recall that the main review of Russian animation is traditionally held with the support of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.

A trailer for Apple’s animated Comedy “Central Park” has appeared»

The authors of the project are Lauren Bouchard (“Bob’s diner”), Nora Smith and Josh Gad. The latter will also give a voice to one of the characters. In addition to him, Kristen bell (“In a better world”) and Stanley Tucci (“Cute bones”) also participate in the voice-over.

The plot of the animated series tells the story of the caretaker of Central Park and his family. They will have to protect the green area from a businesswoman who wants to demolish the Park and build a pack of new skyscrapers in its place. In addition, the characters will need to solve various problems directly in the Park.

Apple ordered two seasons of the 26-episode series at once. The first three will appear on the service on may 29, after which the series will be released once a week. The first season will have 10 episodes.

 

 

Universal Pictures will make a new film about Dracula

According to the portal “Igromania”, the company Universal together with the film company Blumhouse has already started shooting. The film will be directed by Karin Kusama (“Jennifer’s Body”, “Invitation”, “time for retribution”). Matt Manfredi and Phil hay will work on the script.

An ancient supermassive black hole is aimed directly at Earth

The newly discovered supermassive black hole looks like the oldest and farthest among those encountered by astronomers. And this mysterious hole sent its beam of bright particles directly to the Earth. The supermassive black hole was named PSO J030947. 49 271757.31.

An extremely rare system of two brown dwarfs has been discovered

Astronomers processing the signals of the” first light ” of the recently commissioned Chilean telescope accidentally stumbled upon a very rare, almost unique system consisting of two brown dwarfs

Blue Origin has revealed the launch of a competitor, the Falcon Heavy

The fairing of a heavy rocket with a diameter of more than seven meters has such an impressive size that it can completely fit inside the New Shepard, another rocket developed by Blue Origin. The height of New Glenn is 95 meters, and the weight of the new item ranges around 45 tons

Astronomers have clarified the size of neutron stars

The results of the study suggest that the typical radius of a neutron star reaches 11 kilometers. In addition, they also found that a neutron star in a system with a black hole can be absorbed by it, provided that the size of the black hole is larger and it does not rotate quickly.

The skull of the smallest dinosaur in history was found in a piece of amber.

Employee Lars Schmitz from SCRIPPS College in California found a Mesozoic fossil in the Burmese January. The approximately discovered sample dates back to 99 million years ago. The results of the work are published in the scientific publication Nature.

Russian scientists were able to treat cancer by heating the tumor

An international team of scientists led by specialists Of the national research technological University “MISIS” (Moscow) was able to achieve a complete cure of mice suffering from a form of bowel cancer using the so-called magnetic hyperthermia. the results of this work are published in the prestigious world scientific journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine

Visa customers will be able to delete their card data from third-party sites

The payment system plans to launch a service in Russia that will allow customers to use gadgets to track the list of sites where card data is left. If desired, customers will be able to be deleted from the data Bank. Visa is currently looking for partners for this project

IPhone 12 to be released with world Facing 3D camera

The camera that will be installed on the iPhone 12 will probably be called World Facing. Apple engineers have been working on it for more than two years. Insiders report that the supplier of components for the iPhone 12 3D camera will be Lumentum.

The share of unsafe medical electronics has increased dramatically

The share of medical equipment that is outdated and therefore vulnerable to hacker attacks has recently increased dramatically. In the United States alone, 72% of information networks and Internet of things devices used in healthcare are at risk of being hacked.

Pacifico Energy will manage offshore power plants

Japanese energy provider Pacifico Energy has entered into an agreement with Norwegian company Shoreline to implement a digital platform for optimizing the construction, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. This was reported by the publication ReNews.

IT giants make their apps free because of coronavirus

Microsoft, Google, LogMeIn, Cisco, and Zoom have made virtual communications tools free for small businesses because of the spread of the new virus. This is reported by Business Insider. For example, Twitter asked 5,000 of its employees to work remotely because of the coronavirus.

Prosecutors found in the open access database of the customs for eight years

On one of the Internet sites, prosecutors found a complete and regularly updated database of all export and import operations of Russian companies for 2012-2019, which included data from all customs posts in the country, according to the website of the Interregional transport Prosecutor’s office

Developers reacted to the fall in the national currency

Moscow developers are closely monitoring the situation with oil prices and the fall in the ruble exchange rate. So far, fluctuations in the markets have not affected the cost of a square meter, but some companies do not rule out a revision of prices for new buildings due to a sharp decline in the exchange rate of the national currency.

Draft changes to the rules for vehicle inspection

If the vehicle component numbers do not match the data specified in the submitted documents, the technical inspection operator refuses to provide the applicant with technical inspection services, — the text published on the portal of draft normative legal acts says.

After that, the service operator will make a record of the detected violations in the unified automated technical inspection information system.

Some rooms of the Church of the Savior on spilled Blood can be provided to the Church.

The city authorities are considering the possibility of providing ROC premises behind the altar and in the basement for joint use by Museum and Church employees

Gazprom’s export revenue fell by 40% in Januar

Gazprom’s revenues from gas exports in January 2020 fell by 41.1% compared to the first month of last year and barely exceeded $3 billion, according to the Federal customs service.

MTS increased its net profit by 8 times

MTS ‘ net profit in 2019 increased eight times compared to 2018 and amounted to 54.2 billion rubles, reports RBC correspondent from the company’s event. As explained by the President of MTS Alexey Kornya, the net profit was affected by “strong growth in service consumption”, as well as the absence of super-tough competition in the market