11 Apr, 2020

News digest for 04/10/2020

The deal to buy the government’s stake in Sberbank from the Central Bank took place on April 9, a Federal official told Izvestia. The information was confirmed by two sources close to the Cabinet. The transaction amount was 2.14 trillion rubles, which is 300 billion less than originally planned. This is due to the fact that Sberbank’s securities have fallen in price on the Moscow exchange. Since the deal was announced on February 11, the state monopoly’s shares have fallen by 20%.

The Czech foreign Ministry refused to hand over the demolished monument to Marshal Konev to Russia

The Czech foreign Ministry refused a request from Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to hand over the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev, which was dismantled in Prague. This is stated in the message of the Czech foreign Ministry, which was at the disposal of “Izvestia»

What was committed in Prague, which is a crime, can become a long-term irritant in our bilateral relations and, no doubt, will not remain unanswered. – Maria Zakharova, Russian diplomat

Earlier, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu asked the Czech authorities to return the dismantled monument to Russia, but the Czech side refused. The municipal authorities are going to install a monument in the Museum of the twentieth century, which will be opened in Prague.

SK Russia opened a criminal case over the dismantling of the monument to Konev in Prague

The investigative Committee of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on the fact of dismantling the monument to Marshal of the USSR Ivan Konev in Prague. This was reported to journalists by the official representative of the IC of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko.

“The main investigative Department of the UK has opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under part 3 of article 354.1 of the criminal code (“Desecration of symbols of military glory of Russia, committed in public”),” she said.

Putin dismissed the chief investigator of the Ministry of internal Affairs Romanov

Vladimir Putin dismissed Colonel-General Alexander Romanov from the post of Deputy Minister of internal Affairs-head of the investigative Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs. The presidential decree was published on the portal of legal information. The reasons for removing the General are not given in the decree.

Russia will allocate 100 billion rubles for the construction of the first two helicopter carriers

The first two Russian universal landing craft (UDC) will be built at the Gulf plant in Crimea, and the corresponding contract will be signed at the end of April. This is reported by TASS, referring to a source in the military-industrial complex

Russian tourists can’t return from Bali

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Russian tourists cannot return home, according to the Mir 24 portal. Many people have almost no money, and they don’t even have enough money to buy food, the Russians told reporters.

In Russia, gasoline production has fallen

The fifth production of gasoline environmental class in Russia during the week from 1 to 7 April was down by 18.9% compared to the previous week and amounted to 648 thousand tons is 799,3 million tonnes, data from the Central dispatching Department of fuel energy complex (CDU TEK, the structure of the Ministry of energy), who have studied RBC

Restraining gasoline prices brought money to the budget for the first time

In March 2020, Russian oil companies paid 10.5 billion rubles to the budget under a damping mechanism that helps to restrain fuel prices on the domestic market. These funds will help reduce spending from the national welfare Fund of Russia (NWF).

As RBC reminded, the damping mechanism allows companies to earn excess profits if export oil prices are lower than in the domestic market. They share part of the proceeds with the state. Otherwise, they receive money from the budget to avoid raising prices for gasoline and diesel fuel in Russia.

Bernie Sanders revealed the reasons for leaving the presidential race

Senator from the us state of Vermont Bernie Sanders revealed the reasons for leaving the presidential race. The lawmaker said this on Thursday, April 9, in an interview with MSNBC.

“As a U.S. Senator, I must take action in light of an unprecedented crisis,” Sanders said.

He stressed that he intends to do everything possible to protect workers in the country during the economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, as well as to provide all those in need with health insurance.

The developers have increased the price of housing in Moscow

Seven of the ten largest developers in the Moscow region increased prices in their projects between March 20 and April 3, 2020, despite switching to remote sales during the self-isolation regime. This is stated in the materials of the CIAN, received by the editorial office of .

In Ukraine, the R-360 anti-ship missile of the Neptune complex was tested”

The rocket was launched at the AliBey test site in the Odessa region. According to Ukrainian developers, the maximum range of the Neptune rocket is 280 kilometers. The speed is about 1000 kilometers per hour. The height of the flight over the crest of the waves is from 3 to 10 meters. The missile carries a warhead weighing 150 kilograms. The Neptune division can fire a simultaneous R-360 salvo from six launchers – 24 missiles at intervals of 3 to 5 seconds.

US revises who funding

The United States is reviewing the amount of funding for the world health organization, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said. He noted that the organization did not give the results that were expected from it.

The us Senate demanded a report from the who on the fight against coronavirus

According to the newspaper Politico, us Republican Senator from Indiana Todd young called the head of the world health organization Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus to the foreign Affairs Committee of the us Senate to testify about the actions of who to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The clock on the roof of a skyscraper confirmed Einstein’s hypothesis

Scientists placed the clock synchronized with each other on the first floor and observation platform of the highest skyscraper in Japan, Tokyo Sky TGE, located at an altitude of 450 meters from the earth’s surface. When checking the readings the watch showed a discrepancy

Huawei has introduced a new smart TV X65

The main feature of the new development of the Chinese brand was the presence of a 24 MP retractable front camera on a smart TV. The Huawei Smart Screen X65 has 6 GB of RAM built in, with a total storage capacity of 128 GB. The new smart TV from a well-known Chinese brand will be available at a price of $ 3,540. There is no information about the start of sales yet….

The Mask show will feature a Dinosaur and a mirror Man

In the seventh issue, the creators of the program promise many surprises. Two new players will be added to the remaining players. It is already known that they will be a Dinosaur and a Mirror-Man

Vyacheslav Butusov released an instrumental album

In the Studio “Sinelab”, which is located in Moscow, the recording of a new instrumental album by Vyacheslav Butusov “CHIAROSCURO”took place. You can download or listen to the album on all platforms, including on the musician’s social media pages.

Bob Dylan topped the Billboard chart for the first time

Legendary singer and Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan first reached number one on the us Billboard chart. The artist’s success was brought by the composition Murder Most Foul, writes the NME portal.

Netflix has begun work on a sequel to “Explosive blonde”

Netflix has begun developing a sequel to “Explosive blonde” with Charlize Theron in the title role. This is written by the portal DiscussingFilm. The original film was directed by David Leitch.

Twenty One Pilots released a new music video

Twenty One Pilots have released a music video for the song “Level of Concern”. This is the first work of the band after the release of the album “Trench” in 2018, not related to the last record



Melodiya released a CD of Alyabiev’s instrumental works

The recording company “Melodiya” released instrumental works by the composer Alexander Alyabyev. The Studio presented recordings of the artist’s chamber, orchestral and theatrical music.

Google has banned employees from using Zoom

Google has banned its employees from using Zoom on their office computers due to non-compliance with security standards. This is reported by BuzzFeed with reference to a letter sent to employees of the company.

ASUS GeForce GT 710 video card is presented

It seems that the fashion for devices with a set-top box “retro” is not limited to consoles and cassette players. Biostar and Gigabyte have already released their motherboards with outdated processors. And ASUS presented the GeForce GT 710 card for multi-monitor systems.

OnlineCasino has developed a human gamer model

Gamer Michael suffers from a curved spine, vitamin D deficiency, eczema due to constant stress. In addition, the eyes may be bloodshot, because the person does not sleep much and constantly looks at the computer screen. Even my fingers were rubbed off on the controllers. According to today News Ufa, the experts meant fans of online games and office employees. Such consequences may be noticeable in 20 years.

Smartphone with a color display on electronic ink

At CES 2020 earlier this year, Hisense demonstrated the world’s first smartphone with a color display on electronic ink. Today, the company confirmed that the smartphone will be released in China on April 23 during the China Digital Cloud 2020 conference.

Video card in the style of Cyberpunk 2077 appeared on sale

NVIDIA in February 2020 introduced the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition video card with a circulation of only 200 units. Some of them were raffled off, and the rest started selling on eBay.

SberCloud granted access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SberCloud and Red Hat have signed a partnership agreement under which SberCloud customers can deploy RHEL in the cloud. According to the company, SberCloud became the first cloud provider in Russia to provide access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) from the cloud with vendor support.

Integration with Linux files will appear in Windows 10 Explorer

Last year, Microsoft built full support for the Linux kernel in Windows 10, and now the company plans to fully integrate access to Linux files in Explorer. Now, by clicking on the Linux icon on the left in the Explorer navigation bar, you can access the root file system for all Linux distributions installed on the system.

Avast has released a secure browser for Android

Antivirus giant Avast has launched the Android version of its secure browser, Avast Secure Browser. Now users can secure their web surfing and online shopping

Facebook has launched an app for lovers

The social network and messenger for couples in love Tuned features a news feed for two people. Users can share their mood, share music, and create a digital photo album.

Archaeologists have recognized the Amazon as one of the oldest centers of agriculture

Archaeologists have suggested that the southwestern Amazon may have been the seat of ancient agriculture. The inhabitants of these lands began to cultivate wild plants for the first time. The study of Islands of forest on the plain helped to find traces of fertilizers, charcoal and burnt earth.

Antisense nucleotides cured deafness in mice in utero

Scientists used antisense oligonucleotides for intrauterine correction of a mouse model of usher syndrome. As a result, it was possible to restore the expression of a protein whose gene mutates in this disease, and to improve the development of hair cells in the inner ear. The mice had improved hearing and coordination compared to control animals. The technique can potentially be used for intrauterine treatment of disorders of the human auditory and vestibular system. The article is published in the journal Nuclear Acids Research.

Tooth finds show that ancient apes swam across the Atlantic

Paleontologists have discovered in Peru the teeth of ancient Primate monkeys that lived in what is now Egypt about 34 million years ago. As to how animals in the Oligocene crossed the Atlantic and ended up in South America, scientists have only assumptions.

Northern riding peat is promising for oil desorption

The Institute of environmental problems of the North of the Federal research center for integrated Arctic studies of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk) has created a laboratory for swamp ecosystems. Its employees are engaged in research of useful properties of peat, for example, the composition and content of biologically active compounds that are essential for pharmacological production. A promising direction from the point of view of economy and ecology is the creation of highly efficient peat oil sorbents for eliminating the consequences of oil production and transportation and its refined products

Almost a quarter of Russian citizens lost their income due to self-isolation

According to the survey conducted by the Institute of state and municipal management, HSE, only 22% of respondents kept their earnings at the same level after the introduction of isolation, which implies the prohibition to go to work, except in exceptional cases. 24% of respondents reported that they lost their income completely, while 32-40% of Russians ‘ income fell significantly. Among those Russians whose incomes have not changed due to the introduction of quarantine measures-39% of government employees, 31% of employees of budget organizations and only 18% of employees of commercial companies.

10 rubles a day on the card for meals in the dining room

Since the beginning of the distance learning period for Omsk schoolchildren, parents of students whose meals were allocated an additional 10 rubles from the budget will be able to get this amount to the card. The corresponding order was signed by Oksana Fadina

We are talking about students from families where the average income for each family member does not exceed one and a half times the minimum subsistence level in our region. An additional amount of ten rubles a day was allocated from the municipal and regional budgets for school breakfasts and Lunches of such students.

Price of reconstruction of the” residence ” of Patriarch Kirill

The cost of reconstruction of the Fedorovsky town in Tsarskoye Selo near St. Petersburg increased by 584 million rubles – to 2.4 billion rubles. About this writes Znak.com with a link to the documents of the public procurement portal. Today Feodorovsky town is the Patriarchal farmstead. The complex consists of several buildings with a total area of more than 10 thousand square meters.

According to the publication, this year more than 1.58 billion rubles will be allocated from the Federal budget for reconstruction, and 840 million rubles will be allocated in 2021. Initially, according to the documentation, it was assumed that the cost of design and further reconstruction “in the mode of restoration with adaptation to modern use” would be 1.84 billion rubles. But on March 27, changes were made to it.

The Ministry of economic development could not predict the future of the Russian economy

The updated forecast of socio-economic development of the city, based on which the Federal budget is formed and which is normative for a number of state structures, was to be submitted to the government on Thursday, April 9. However, this did not happen.

“In connection with the current situation in the economy, the Ministry of economic development proposed to postpone the development of scenario conditions for the forecast of economic development of the country to a later date,” the Ministry’s press service told Interfax.

The MAYOR did not comment on the question of when to expect the forecast to be prepared now.

The fines payable for out-of-home

The profile Committee of the state Duma told “Open media” that they know about the problem of illegal fines issued for leaving the house. They were appointed in most regions, and since April in Moscow, under the old article 6.3 of the administrative Code. But it is intended only for those who are obliged to go to quarantine (visitors, patients who have come into contact with them). 15-thousand fines for other citizens, which were issued by the police everywhere, are already canceled in the courts of the regions.

For everyone else in the antivirus package on April 1, article 20.6.1 of the administrative Code was adopted (with a penalty of 1,000 rubles). However, only the Ministry of emergency situations, Rospotrebnadzor and regional officials can use it, and the police can not use it: the lawmakers did not provide for this.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin: the limit on mortgage holidays will be increased:

for Moscow — up to 4.5 million rubles

for the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, and regions that are part of the far Eastern Federal district — up to 3 million

for other regions-up to 2 million rubles

EU countries have reached an agreement on measures to support the economy

EU countries have reached an agreement on measures to support the economy against the background of the new coronavirus epidemic, Eurogroup President Mario Centenu said. As Centenu noted, the Ministers approved the provision of credit support to the countries affected by the crisis in the amount of about €240 billion. This money will be allocated from the European stabilization mechanism — ESM) – the financial support Fund for the Eurozone countries. These funds should be spent on healthcare. In addition to ESM loans, the Eurogroup approved other measures to help countries during the epidemic.

The Ministry of health of Russia called salt a means to prevent coronavirus

The Ministry of health of Russia has added table salt to the list of recommended remedies for the prevention of coronavirus. Sodium chloride is proposed to be used to create an isotonic solution that can be used to irrigate the nasal mucosa. This, according to experts of the Department, reduces the number of both bacterial and viral pathogens of infectious diseases.

The Russian government has approved the rules for returning money to tourists

The Russian government has approved the rules for returning money paid for a tourist product to customers from the personal liability Fund (PPO) of the tour operator, the portal of the Russian government reports. Tourists will be able to get money for canceled trips due to coronavirus in eight months.

Experts note that there is no guarantee that the funds will be sufficient for all payments. Some tourists can only get a part of the cost of the trip. Therefore, Russians are advised to simply postpone the trip to a later date.

Russia will introduce fines for hidden traffic cameras

The Ministry of transport, the Ministry of internal Affairs and the state Duma transport Committee are developing amendments that will allow fining police officers and private companies for hidden or unreasonably installed complexes for fixing traffic violations. This became known to Izvestia.

Oil-contaminated water hangars can get into the taps of residents

Krasnoyarsk Angara river in March was polluted with oil, the company that was supposed to eliminate the violation, did not do this, the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova said in social networks.

25 billion rubles will be allocated to support Moscow business

“Key support measures in terms of rubles: compensation for part of the costs of rent and taxes-more than 13 billion rubles, deferred taxes-about 11.5 billion rubles,” – told Interfax on Friday in the operational headquarters of Moscow on economic issues.

According to the mayor’s office, owners of commercial real estate will also be able to get city support.

“To do this, they need to reduce the rental rate by at least 50%. In this case, the support measures will amount to about 8.6 billion rubles per quarter, ” the headquarters stressed.

Ukraine will receive $150 million from the world Bank

The world Bank will allocate $150 million to Ukraine to support the population in the context of a new type of coronavirus pandemic, Interfax reports, citing the Ukrainian Ministry of social policy.

“Gazprom” called the starting date of the construction of the new site “Forces of Siberia”

Gazprom will begin the construction of a new gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” – from Kovykta to Chayanda – in the third quarter of 2020, stated in the message of gas holding.

In Poland, remember the victims of the plane crash near Smolensk

In Warsaw, at the monuments to Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who died in the plane crash, and the victims of the crash, erected on Marshal Jozef Pilsudski square, officials, keeping their distance, lay flowers and light candles in small groups

In China, dogs were removed from the list of edible animals

The Ministry of agriculture of the PRC excluded dogs from the list of edible animals. According to today News Ufa, this is stated in a statement of the Department. It says that with the development of human civilization and society’s love for animals, dogs were recognized as companion animals

Joe Biden has overtaken trump in popularity among Americans

Against the background of the struggle of the administration of Donald trump with the coronavirus pandemic in the country, the rating of his main rival for the election campaign from the Democrats, Joe Biden, is growing, CNN reports according to the results of a survey of Americans

Spain is preparing for the summer season without tourists

The Spanish government is preparing for the summer season-it is assumed that it will pass without the arrival of foreign tourists due to the closure of borders due to the spread of coronavirus. The fact that Spanish beaches, cities and attractions this summer may remain without foreign tourists, reported with reference to informed sources, the Spanish newspaper ABC

Foxconn will produce ventilators at its plant in Wisconsin

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision), a long-time contract partner of Apple for the Assembly of iPhone smartphones, announced today that it will begin production of ventilators (also called fans in the US) at a plant in Wisconsin (USA) to help medical facilities that lack this equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.

Romania has imposed an embargo on grain exports

Romania has suspended grain exports to third countries for the duration of the emergency situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Thursday by the Minister of internal Affairs of the country. According to the Grain Agency Online with reference to the Reuters news Agency

The US told about the interception of Russian Il-38 in the area of Alaska

The day before, American fighters were able to intercept two Russian Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft located in the area of Alaska. This statement was made by the North American aerospace defense command. Information is transmitted by ” RIA Novosti»

“Russian aircraft were intercepted over the Bering sea North of the Aleutian Islands, they did not enter the sovereign airspace of the United States or Canada,” NORAD said in a tweet

China’s Changzheng-3B launch vehicle crashes after launch

China failed to put a satellite into orbit for the second time in the past 30 days.the Changzheng-3B carrier rocket launched on April 9 crashed. This is reported by the Chinese publication Xinhua.

Sea tests of the Chinese amphibious aircraft AG600 were conducted

The AG600 performed its first ground flight in Zhuhai, Guangdong province in southern China, in December 2017, and its first test flight on water over a reservoir in Jingmen in October 2018. The test flight over the sea will be another milestone in the creation of the aircraft.

Putin called Russia’s tasks in the space industry

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting on the rocket and space industry that it belongs to vital sectors of the economy and “solves problems that require uninterrupted, rhythmic work.”

The US called on Russia to take measures against the ” Russian Imperial movement»

The US believes that the Russian authorities should take additional measures to combat the ultra-nationalist organization “Russian Imperial movement” (REID), said the state Department’s counter-terrorism coordinator Nathan sales. on April 6, the state Department added REID to the list of terrorist organizations.

“Medusa”: the Kremlin is trying to raise the rating of Putin at the expense of suppression of coronavirus

The Kremlin demanded that regional heads create a background of “positive information dominance”, suppressing panic and fighting fakes during the coronavirus epidemic in the country. Meduza writes about this, citing several sources close to the presidential administration. The positive agenda has another goal-to increase the rating of President Vladimir Putin, – writes in his investigation of the special correspondent of “Medusa” Andrey Pertsev

The Arab coalition announced the end of military operations in Yemen

The end of the military operation against the Houthi movement “Ansar Allah” in Yemen was announced on Wednesday evening by the official representative of the Pro-Saudi coalition, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, according to Al Arabia TV channel

Apple opens free access to movies and TV series

Apple TV + decided to make free access to the original collection of projects — now viewers will be able to watch several TV series, children’s projects and a documentary without a subscription.

Philips ActionFit wireless headphones are disinfected in the case

In other words, Philips ActionFit headphones are disinfected in the case, which is especially important given the scope of their application, since sweat is a good environment for the development of microorganisms. The headphones have emitters with a diameter of 6 mm.