9 Jun, 2020

News digest for 06/08/2020

According to the press Secretary of the us Treasury, the change in the shareholder structure of the largest Russian oil company, as a result of which the state holding Rosneftegaz reduced its share in it from 50% to 40.4%, will not affect the sanctions regime against Rosneft.

The Russian company was included in the Sectoral Sanctions Identification List (SSI) in 2014, which means that American entities are prohibited from providing new medium – and long-term financing to companies included in the SSI List. The provision of services for the development of hard-to-reach deposits and shale oil is also excluded.

Salaries of top managers of state-owned companies and state corporations

According to Kommersant, citing its sources, the Russian government is considering setting the remuneration ceiling at the level of three minimum earnings of the Prime Minister — that is, no more than 30 million rubles a year per person. Exceptions are possible only by decision of the President.

Spending by state-owned companies on payments to the management Board and Board of Directors in 2019:

Rosneft — 3.5 billion rubles
Russian Railways — 2.7 billion rubles.
Transneft — 2.3 billion rubles.
Aeroflot — 2.1 billion rubles.
Gazprom — 1.5 billion rubles.

In Russia, they offered to pay employees 150 rubles per hour

The state Duma proposed to introduce a minimum hourly wage in Russia and pay employees 150 rubles per hour. The corresponding bill was sent to the government by parliamentarians from the LDPR, RIA Novosti reports.

At the same time, the minimum wage is subject to indexation once a year based on the growth of consumer prices for the previous year. It is also clarified that the use of the minimum hourly wage for other purposes is not allowed. The authors explain that according to the minimum wage, the hourly rate is from 89.85 rubles in may to 65.92 rubles in July.

The largest publishing house has left Russia

According to Alexey Ivanov, the publishing house will be renamed, but will be able to use the name Bauer Media Group until 2021. According to the Rospechat report for 2019, Bauer Media Group is the largest publishing house in Russia by audience

The Ministry of Finance has mobilized 600 billion rubles to the government’s reserve Fund

The Russian Prime Minister said that the Ministry of Finance has mobilized 600 billion rubles to the government’s reserve Fund, which will be used to support industries affected by the coronavirus, RIA Novosti reports.

Kadyrov instructed to draw up lists of those who want to marry, but do not have financial opportunities – and allocate 207 grooms funds to buy brides, RIA Novosti reported in the press service of the spiritual administration of Muslims

Violations and shortcomings in the judicial Department of the Supreme court

The accounting chamber found violations and shortcomings in the judicial Department of the Supreme court and the Moscow city court for a total amount of more than 5.2 billion rubles. The judicial Department ineffectively disposed of property and did not ensure the commissioning of 12 capital construction projects under the Federal program, and the Moscow city court distorted the annual budget statements by 4.8 billion rubles.

THE TIMETABLE FOR THE LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS IN MOSCOW:

From June 9:

  • self-isolation, passes, and scheduled walks are canceled for everyone – including the elderly and chronically ill
  • social cards will be earned, and beneficiaries will again be able to ride for free on public transport
  • hairdressers, beauty salons, photo studios, veterinary clinics and employment agencies are starting to work
  • restrictions are lifted for carsharing, public organizations, film studios, recording studios, and research institutes
  • theaters, concert organizations, and circuses can hold rehearsals
  • you can visit cemeteries

From June 16:

  • summer verandas cafes and restaurants and dentistry will start working
  • libraries, real estate offices, rental services, advertising, consulting and other agencies are reopening
  • museums, exhibition halls, zoos will open

From June 23:

  • all other cafes and restaurants, fitness clubs and swimming pools are open
  • restrictions on the operation of kindergartens and the use of outdoor swings, simulators, benches are removed
  • social protection institutions will return to normal operation
  • passenger navigation on the Moscow river is resumed.

The eighth point of the decree issued by the mayor of Moscow on the stages of lifting restrictions on coronavirus States that the timing of lifting restrictions can be postponed depending on how the epidemiological situation develops.

The Vityaz device clarified the depth of the Mariana trench

As explained by Igor Denisov, Deputy Director General Of the Foundation for advanced research (FPI), in 1957, the vessel of the USSR Academy of Sciences “Vityaz”worked at this point in the Mariana trench. Then the vessel recorded a depth of 11,022 meters. And now it turns out that it is 10,028 meters.

This suggests that there is information to think about – whether the previous “knight” incorrectly measured the depth, or changed the bottom itself. All this is subject to reflection and analysis, ” he said.

Rosprirodnadzor proposed to introduce licenses for waste disposal companies

Rosprirodnadzor and the Russian Ministry of nature have submitted a proposal to the government to introduce temporary licenses for industrial waste disposal enterprises instead of the currently used perpetual permits.

Russia is one of the four countries with the most affordable gas for the population

Russia ranked third among the countries with the most affordable gas. Kazakhstan topped the rating, where residents can buy 8.8 thousand cubic meters of gas for a monthly salary. Second place was given to Luxembourg. The cost of gas in this country is hardly low, but the average salary of its residents allows you to purchase a significant amount of blue fuel. Residents of Russia can buy 6.5 thousand cubic meters of gas on their salary, RIA Novosti reports.

The last place in the list went to Moldova, whose residents can not boast of high earnings. Bulgaria and Serbia were also among the outsiders. The most expensive gas costs in Sweden, where one cubic meter will cost 95.6 Russian rubles. In Kazakhstan and Russia, this figure is 3.2 rubles and 6.3 rubles, respectively.

The Central Bank of Kazakhstan kept the base rate at 9.5%

“The national Bank of Kazakhstan has decided to maintain the base rate at 9.50% per annum with an interest corridor of + / – 2 percentage points,” the regulator said in a statement released on Monday.

Gerhard Schroeder once again heads the Board of Directors of Rosneft

Gerhard Schroeder was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosneft, the world’s largest oil and gas company, according to the company’s announcement. This decision was made on June 5 at the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the results of the annual meeting of shareholders

Britons will be paid to abandon the usual car in favor of an electric car

According to sources in the Telegraph, the government plans to pay 6,000 pounds, or about $7,600, to all people who are willing to exchange their car with an internal combustion engine for an electric car. It is expected that the country’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce this measure on July 6 as part of the announcement of a large plan to save the economy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 12, Russia Day, will hold in the Kremlin the first big event “in full-time mode” since the end of March-will award the Heroes of labor-presidential adviser Vladimir Tolstoy

Rosstat data on the average salary of Russians for the first quarter of 2020

The highest average salary for the first quarter of 2020 was recorded in Chukotka, where this figure was 109.1 thousand rubles per month. Chukotka is followed by the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (101.5 thousand rubles), Moscow (95.5 thousand rubles), Magadan region (89.5 thousand rubles) and Sakhalin (89.4 thousand rubles).

The lowest average salary for the first quarter was received by residents of the Ivanovo region (27 thousand rubles), Dagestan (27.2 thousand rubles) and Kabardino-Balkaria (27.5 thousand rubles). the regions with low wages also include the Altai territory (27.6 thousand rubles) and Karachay-Cherkessia (27.6 thousand rubles).

In Russia as a whole, the average salary for January—March was 48.3 thousand rubles.

Military expenditures of Russia, the United States and China

Britain has introduced a two-week quarantine for all arrivals in the country

The UK government has ordered all arrivals to the country from June 8 to go to an independent two-week quarantine at their place of residence, TASS reports, citing the home office of the United Kingdom.

In Japan, an unknown person donated more than $270 thousand

The authorities of the city of Nara in Western Japan received a gift from an unknown citizen of more than $270 thousand to overcome the consequences of the spread of a new coronavirus in the region, the newspaper “mainiti”reports. The donation was received on June 4. A man aged 70 left a paper bag with money in the Department

Russia plans to revive production of Rokot launch vehicles

Roscosmos plans to resume production of Rokot launch vehicles. As RIA Novosti learned from its own source in the industry, the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation and the Khrunichev Space center signed a contract. The new RN will be called “Rokot-M”

“Open media” : the plebiscite on the Constitution was given a turnout of 65 %

The turnout for voting on amendments to the Constitution was set at 65 %. Open media writes about this on June 8 with reference to interlocutors close to the presidential administration, the Central election Commission and regional administrations.

The absence of a mention of “zeroing out of time” on the website on amendments to the Constitution may be explained by a technical failure-Peskov

Mention of Putin’s reset of terms was added to the website for voting on the Constitution

In the seventh point there is now a line: It also specifies the limit on the number of terms as President of the Russian Federation — it applies to the current President without taking into account the number of terms that he holds at the time of adoption of the amendments

Russia opens borders for Russians to travel abroad for work and study, treatment and care of relatives.

The name of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch became known

Samsung is preparing to release a new product, a next-generation smart watch. It is known that they will be named Galaxy Watch 3. the Information appeared on the official website of the national broadcasting and telecommunications Commission of Thailand.

Pre-order for Sony Xperia 1 II is open in Russia

Sony today announced the start of pre-order for the flagship Xperia 1 II model. The cost is 79,990 rubles. For pre-ordering on the site of the Sony Store online, customers will receive a new model of fully wireless headphones WF-XB700.

Scientists told why 5g towers are being burned in Europe

Physicists claim that harm to the human body can only be caused by radio waves that reach a power of kilowatts per square meter or higher. Moreover, a significant portion of the rays are absorbed by the atmosphere and solid bodies, such as the walls of houses or the body of a car. Therefore, although 5g towers use millimeter waves, they are quite safe.

However, such data does not stop residents of the EU and the US, who burned more than 140 radiators. Not least of all is the press, which spreads viral and unreliable news. The conspiracy theories themselves will always exist, psychologists say. The point is that proponents of conspiracy theory are trying to go beyond just agreeing with the government, researchers, and members of society. In this respect, they are similar to patients with psychosomatic diseases who go to extremes by simple autosuggestion.

It turned out that artificial intelligence also needs sleep

The research team found that network modeling became unstable after long periods of unsupervised learning. When they exposed the networks to States similar to the waves that the living brain experiences during sleep, stability was restored.

The diet of white sharks was a surprise for biologists

Richard Granger and colleagues from the University of Sydney, during the study, found in the stomachs of sharks various types of fish that usually live near the bottom or burrow in the sand. The shark diet was quite diverse — along with salmon, these large marine predators eat eels, whiting, sponges, mullets, flounders, stargazers and flathead fish, as well as stingrays, including bottom spiny-tailed and electric.

It is estimated that salmon makes up about a third of the shark’s diet, bottom fish-almost 20%, and another 15% – cartilaginous fish, in particular, stingrays, 5% account for the inhabitants of coral reefs, such as, for example, blue gropers.

Russia will be forced to use SpaceX ships

Russia will be forced to use SpaceX ships to deliver astronauts to orbit. This was stated by the representative of NASA Stephanie Shierholz, reports Forbes. She explained that using only “Unions” will be unprofitable for Roscosmos, because the Americans will no longer pay for them.

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Violations and shortcomings in the judicial Department of the Supreme court

The accounting chamber found violations and shortcomings in the judicial Department of the Supreme court and the Moscow city court for a total amount of more than 5.2 billion rubles. The judicial Department ineffectively disposed of property and did not ensure the commissioning of 12 capital construction projects under the Federal program, and the Moscow city court distorted the annual budget statements by 4.8 billion rubles.

The Vityaz device clarified the depth of the Mariana trench

As explained by Igor Denisov, Deputy Director General Of the Foundation for advanced research (FPI), in 1957, the vessel of the USSR Academy of Sciences “Vityaz”worked at this point in the Mariana trench. Then the vessel recorded a depth of 11,022 meters. And now it turns out that it is 10,028 meters.

This suggests that there is information to think about – whether the previous “knight” incorrectly measured the depth, or changed the bottom itself. All this is subject to reflection and analysis, ” he said.