2 Jun, 2020

News digest for 06/01/2020

The state Duma is asked to cancel the resolution of Soviet deputies in 1989 on the condemnation of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. An open letter in support of the relevant initiative of Deputy Zhuravlev was sent by 38 scientists, public figures and officers, the text is available from RIA Novosti. Among the signatories are Heroes of Russia, doctors of historical, legal and political Sciences.

According to the authors, the resolution of 1989 was adopted under pressure from outside, distorts history, and among its goals was to create “the illusion of legitimacy of the secession of the Baltic republics from the USSR, allegedly entered the USSR not by their own will.”

The authors believe that the 1939 Pact was “a necessary step of the Soviet leadership, motivated by the desire to protect national and state interests of the USSR and its security”, and did not envisage the partition of Poland, Bessarabia, Bukovina and the Baltic States – “such an approach does not reflect actual events.”

In Russia, work has begun on a space fighter

The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, speaking on the air of Komsomolskaya Pravda, said, among other things, that the possibility of creating a winged manned spacecraft is being considered. According to him, “kosmoplan” will be able to work both in the atmosphere and in airless space, primarily in near space. He called it “a very promising topic.”

According to sources in the rocket and space industry, work has already begun. And we are not talking about the revival of the Soviet space Shuttle “Buran”, but rather about the light orbital plane”Spiral”. This amazing spacecraft was developed and even tested in the Soviet Union several decades ago. Until today, the technical ideologies embodied in it are not outdated.

In AGINSKY began searching for the authors of an offensive inscription about Putin

Law enforcement officers of the AGINSKY Buryat district began searching for the authors of an offensive inscription with the name of Putin, which unknown people put on a hill in the district center at night. On June 1, “MK in Chita” reported a source in local authorities.

Tourists in Cancun are lured with free accommodation and food

200 private companies in the Mexican city of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula offer tourists free hotel accommodation and food. Such measures are being taken in order to restore tourism in the region, Metro reported.

The tourist season in this region of Mexico is scheduled to start on June 8. The proposed initiative in the popular tourist city will come into effect on June 15. Hotels will offer two free nights of accommodation for every two booked. When booking a room for two adults, two children will stay free of charge. This scheme also applies to car rentals (two free days with two paid days). It is expected that some other resort mountains in Mexico will introduce the same conditions.

Number of officially unemployed in Russia

The number of officially registered unemployed in Russia has reached 2.09 million people, according to the Minister of labor and social protection Anton Kotyakov. He believes that the growth in the number of unemployed Russians will make the third quarter of 2020 the most difficult for the labor market.

Actual number of unemployed Russians

The actual number of unemployed Russians is four times higher than the number officially registered in the employment services of Russians, said Boris Kravchenko, President of the Confederation of labor of Russia (KTR), a member of the presidential Council for human rights.

It is obvious that the number of unemployed people named by the Ministry of labor (2.09 million people) does not give an understanding of changes in the labor market, Kravchenko said in an interview with Interfax. There are 8 million unemployed citizens in Russia, and the trend towards increasing unemployment continues, Kravchenko stressed.

The budget of the Russian Federation will be financed by “people’s” bonds

The government of the Russian Federation is discussing a significant expansion of sales of “people’s” bonds of the Ministry of Finance (OFZ-n) and their regional counterparts. This measure was included in the plan to restore business activity, sources in the government’s financial and economic bloc told Izvestia.

Russia has lost the lead in gas supplies to Turkey

Russia in the list of the largest gas suppliers to Turkey has fallen from the first place to the fifth, according to a report by the Turkish energy regulator EPDK. RBC drew attention to the materials of the report. According to the report, in 2020, Azerbaijan, Iran, Qatar and Algeria surpassed Russia in terms of gas supplies to the country.

Another billion from the Moscow budget will go to the plebiscite on the Constitution.

The Department of information technology will spend 997 million rubles on the purchase of computer equipment “for the preparation of the all-Russian vote,” according to the contract on the public procurement website, which was discovered by Open media.

Experts conclude that universal electronic voting is being prepared in the capital: this amount of equipment — more than 12,000 computers-is enough to provide all the polling stations in Moscow. Despite the announced purchase, the IPCC claims that all this is still “at the level of rumors” and the final decision on holding remote voting in Moscow has not yet been made

How the family model is changing

The Pew Research Center estimates that just over half of Millennials (who are now between 23 and 38 years old) live with their family. Your own family is your spouse and / or children. 13% of Millennials live alone with a spouse, 30% with a spouse and children, and 12% with a child without a spouse.

9% live alone, a record 14% live with their parents, an even more record 14% live with other relatives (grandparents, uncles, aunts, and so on), and 7% live with some strangers.

To understand the scale of changes: among people born in the 1940s, 86% of those aged 23-38 lived with their family, 70% of them with their spouse and child. Another 8% were with their parents, and the other options were not popular at all.

Among the generation born in the 1950s and 1960s, 69% lived with their family at the same age; in 20 years, 65% of them did, and now 55% do.

In Omsk, ampoules with reagents were thrown into the trash.

Some of them are broken. According to local residents, Most likely, the drugs, including ammonia, toluene and hydrogen sulfide, belong to the Agricultural University, which is located nearby. Among other things in the trash were old documents and magazines from the departments of the University

Zelensky urged not to involve his country in the us presidential campaign

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky called for not involving his country in the us presidential campaign and denied any involvement in the appearance of recordings of conversations between former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and former us Vice President Joe Biden.

“Why do we need to involve Ukraine in this again? We now enjoy bipartisan support in the United States, both in Congress and in the Senate. We have the support of the President (Donald trump). These records are not a priority, ” Zelensky said in an interview with The Telegraph. Zelensky stressed that Ukraine does not want to influence the domestic or foreign political situation in any country. “We are an independent state. The United States of America is an independent country, ” he said.


Events commemorating the events in Beijing’s Tiananmen square are banned in Hong Kong for the first time in three decades, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing the organizers of the action. According to them, the police explained this measure as a “significant threat” to the lives and health of participants due to a complex epidemiological situation.


The railway bridge over the Kola river collapsed in the Murmansk region.

Earlier it was reported that the Kola river overflowed its banks and displaced the supports of the railway bridge. As a result, freight and passenger traffic on the Output – Kola section from the Output station to the Murmansk station has been suspended, and restoration work is being carried out.

The Ministry of Finance of Russia increased the duty on oil exports

Starting from June 1, the duty is $ 8.3 per ton of oil. The may level of oil export duties was the lowest since 2002. The previously established preferential zero rate for oil from certain East Siberian fields, Caspian fields, and Prirazlomnoye fields is still being maintained.

The Russian defense Ministry will buy meteorological complexes for a billion rubles

The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation will hold a closed auction on June 18, 2020, during which it is planned to purchase near-field weather radar systems. The initial price of the lot exceeds 1 billion rubles, the correspondent of IA REGNUM reports.

The Prime Minister of Bavaria proposed to reduce taxes and invest in Hi-Tech

The Prime Minister of the Federal state of Bavaria, located in the South of Germany, Markus Zeder proposed to reduce the tax burden on individuals and businesses on may 31 in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

Russian gas transit through Ukraine has halved

Gazprom has signed a new agreement with Ukraine for gas transit from Russia at the end of 2019. According to the agreement, this year 65 billion cubic meters of raw materials will be pumped through the territory of Ukraine, and in the next four years, the annual transportation of Russian gas will amount to 40 billion cubic meters.

Ukraine will receive about $ 7 billion by 2025 for the transit of natural resources from Russia, regardless of the actual volume of pumping, said the head of the “operator of the GTS of Ukraine”.

A US company has received a strong gas inflow at a well in Uzbekistan

Epsilon Development Company (EDC) explained that when drilling at the new Talimarjan-12 field, the daily gas inflow reached 200 thousand cubic meters. However, the company intends to increase the gas flow to 400 thousand cubic meters per day using hydraulic fracturing. Recall that EDC has been operating in Uzbekistan since the beginning of 2019.

New traffic rules have come into force in Finland

New traffic rules have come into force in Finland, YLE reports. As part of the road reform, some old rules are eliminated and personal responsibility of the road user is added. For example, the law has a duty to anticipate the situation-that is, you need to be prepared for possible mistakes by other road users.

France suggested Twitter move from the US

Cedric O, head of the French Ministry of digital technology, made an offer to the Twitter management to move its headquarters to his country.

Poklonskaya appealed to the UN because of Kiev’s blocking of water supply to Crimea

Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya sent a letter to the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet calling to condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities, which unilaterally blocked the supply of fresh water to Crimea, and to take measures to resume the supply of Dnipro water through the North Crimean channel.

Iran has changed its mind about sending the black boxes of the downed Boeing to Ukraine

The Iranian authorities decided not to send the black boxes of the Ukrainian International airlines plane shot down near Tehran in January, the ISNA news Agency reports. The reason for this decision was the delay in Ukraine’s response to Iran’s proposals.

International exercises Sea Breeze 2020 will be held contactless

The command of the Naval forces of the armed forces of Ukraine announced plans to conduct international exercises Sea Breeze 2020 contactless

This year, in order to comply with security measures, training will be held exclusively in the marine phase with the involvement of aviation, respectively, the main focus will be on working out the safety of operations at sea, including anti-submarine, anti-boat, air defense, and the like — – the command wrote in its official Facebook account.

Residents of Minneapolis in the morning restore order on the streets affected after the riots

Hundreds of people came out to clean up the aftermath of a fire in an unfinished shopping center building in Minneapolis, where protests continue. People come from everywhere to clean up their city.

Russia’s Northern fleet will receive hypersonic weapons

By the end of the year, more than 180 units of weapons and military equipment adapted to use in the harsh conditions of the Arctic will be delivered to the fleet’s land and coastal forces. Tests of new weapons, including hypersonic weapons, will continue, which will allow us to increase the combat potential of the Northern fleet, ” he said in an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, fleet commander Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev

The Finance Ministry has proposed to classify purchases of Regardie, FSO and “Roskosmos”.

The three departments mentioned by the Ministry of Finance also stated the need to get this opportunity. Rosgvardiya offered to hide its purchases “for the unification of the approach”, the Federal tax service asked to make the auction closed because of the” terrorist threat”, and Roscosmos offered to classify purchases in the space industry because of the risks of information leakage and to fight sanctions. So far, only the defense Ministry, the FSB and the foreign intelligence Service have the right to classify public procurement

Ukraine’s losses after signing the Budapest Memorandum

First President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk said that after signing the Budapest Memorandum, Ukraine lost about $250 billion.

Nuclear weapons were tactical, which also went to Russia. There were Backfire carriers (the designation of Russian Tu-22M bombers according to the NATO classification), these famous aircraft. They also moved to Russia. If you count everything, it’s somewhere in the range of $250 billion — ” Kravchuk said.

North Korea conducts placement of domestic loan bonds

North Korean authorities are offering domestic loan bonds for the first time since 2003. According to the Daily NK news resource, the placement began last month and is run by Kim Jong — UN’s sister, Kim Yo-Jong. It is reported that the bonds are distributed among representatives of high-ranking and wealthy North Koreans. The volume and terms of placement are unknown.

Rogozin deleted his post in which he called Yeltsin a ” pathological traitor

The head of “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin deleted from Twitter his post in which he called former Russian President Boris Yeltsin “an ethnic nationalist” and “a pathological traitor”, reports Lenta.ru.

The publication cited a screenshot from Rogozin’s Twitter account, where he supports Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and talks about the need to invest in the high-tech industry, not in the export of hydrocarbons. Rogozin claimed that ” the USSR became a great power thanks to industrialization.” Rogozin later wrote that the tweet was deleted accidentally. But he always considered Yeltsin a traitor.

Russians are ready to personally take part in mass protests

28% of Russians are ready to personally take part in mass protests against the fall in living standards, according to a may survey by the Levada center commissioned by Open media. This is the maximum figure for a year and a half. The last time such a level of readiness to protest for economic reasons, sociologists recorded in the fall of 2018 after the adoption of the law on pension reform.

The greatest potential for protest is among the young and the poorest. Among those who “barely have enough to eat”, 37% are ready to take to the streets if the actions take place. Among respondents aged 18-24, 40% are ready to protest.

Criminal penalties for calling minors to mass riots

The state Duma is preparing a bill that provides for punishment of up to 10 years in prison for calling minors to mass riots, Deputy Marchenko told RIA Novosti.

According to current legislation, the organizers of an unauthorized rally are administratively responsible for involving minors in an uncoordinated event.

Rogozin said that he saved the space industry by threatening the US with a “trampoline”

“In 2014, there was a real threat of sanctions against our rocket and space industry. I warned them that way. It worked. This was not a joke on our part, but a real threat. And it was heard, ” Rogozin wrote on Twitter, responding to one of the users.

Russian response to the successful launch of the Crew Dragon rocket

On the air of the radio station” Moscow Speaks”, the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on defense, a member of the LDPR party Alexander Sherin, he said that:

We still need to see “how many components in this rocket are Russian”.

Find out ” whose engines are on the ship.”

Wait for the next flights, because “there was a tragic experience in American history when people died even after a preliminary successful launch” (a hint about the death of the Challenger).

“Russia is a pioneer. This is a classic. Everything is normal in this regard. We are neither cold nor hot in this regard. We are not going to change much in this regard. Everything works, everything flies, everything docks”

Average salary of a Moscow city Duma Deputy in 2019

The average salary of a Moscow city Duma Deputy in 2019 was 617 thousand rubles a month, Open media found. This amount was indicated on average in their declarations by deputies who were re-elected in September 2019 and served a full year on a permanent basis, heading the Commission. From the calculations of ” OM ” it follows that we are talking about paying their labor from the city budget.

Daughter of the mayor of new York was arrested for participating in a protest

The daughter of the mayor of the American city of new York (new York), Chiara de Blasio, was among the protesters arrested near Union square. This is reported by the TV channel NY1.

The 25-year-old girl, according to a TV source, was detained along with hundreds of other demonstrators at the intersection of 12th street and Broadway in Manhattan on Saturday evening, may 30. It is reported that the protesters threw unknown objects at police officers. The warnings of law enforcement officers did not affect them. Chiara de Blasio, as specified, was charged with hooliganism

Xiaomi has introduced the latest printer with Android and iOS support

Chinese company Xiaomi announced the Mi Inkjet all-in-One printer, which is already available for pre-order at an estimated price of $ 70. Actual sales will begin on June 11. The new product refers to all-in-one devices

Samsung Odyssey G7 1000R monitor will be released in June

Network sources report that the Samsung Odyssey G7 1000R gaming monitors introduced earlier this year will be available for sale this month. The price and exact release date will be announced later.

Bitmain introduced new miners for bitcoin mining

On June 1, a new model of equipment for mining cryptocurrency Antminer T19 went on sale, as announced by its manufacturer Bitmain in its official blog. The devices allow you to mine bitcoin and other digital assets running on the SHA256 algorithm.

Samsung the Sero rotary TV went on sale in Russia

The presentation of Samsung the Sero in South Korea took place in April last year, at the beginning of the year, it was announced that it will be released in the US and Europe. In Korean, the name of the TV means “vertical”. Samsung the Sero can rotate 90 degrees, meaning it can be used both horizontally and vertically, similar to smartphones and tablets. This was done so that users could view a variety of content, including from social networks, YouTube, and so on, in any screen orientation.

The largest volcanic zone on Earth has been discovered

Geologists have found traces of a giant magma bubble called a superplume under New Zealand, which in the past led to the largest volcanic activity on Earth. The researchers ‘ paper is published in the journal Science Advances.

Radiation is redistributed to the atoms in the ceramic silicon carbide

American scientists have found that irradiation of ceramic silicon carbide with ions leads to an increase in the concentration of carbon atoms near the grain boundaries of the substance. Previously, it was believed that this process of segregation of atoms under the influence of radiation is more typical for metals and alloys, rather than ceramic materials. Grain boundaries in polycrystals act as a binding “cement”, so changes in their chemical composition can significantly affect the properties of the material. Now scientists will be able to more accurately predict the effect of radiation on the properties of ceramics and create resistant to aggressive conditions of ceramic materials. The article is published in the journal Nature Materials.

Wormwood can kill breast cancer cells

Scientists have found that wormwood is able to destroy 98% of breast cancer cells in 16 hours. Experts believe that wormwood extract, known as apoptosis, can fight the pathology. Bioengineers claim that this plant is popular with the Chinese. They use it to treat malaria, because the parasites can’t survive its effects.

The number of habitable places on Earth is shrinking

On Earth, due to rising air temperatures, the number of places suitable for life is gradually decreasing. The results of the team’s research are published in the scientific journal Science Advances.

According to researchers, one of the most important parameters is the air temperature according to a wet thermometer. For humans, the threshold is 35 °C, which corresponds to a temperature of 46 °C with 50% humidity. At this temperature, the human body can not cool down with the help of the sweating mechanism.

Powerful permanent magnets are presented

The authors note that they were able to double the coercive force of magnets. This value shows how resistant the material is to demagnetization. Moreover, at the present time, this is a world record for additive technologies for the production of permanent magnets.

China told about launches for the construction of a space station

In total, the construction of the station will require 11 launches: withdrawal and two additional modules, four manned and the same number of cargo missions. It is planned that the creation of a long-term space station in China will be completed in 2023.