11 Jun, 2020

News digest for 06/10/2020

On the website of remote electronic voting 2020og.ru amendments to the Constitution have been published. Recently, thanks to Mediazone and journalist Alexander Plushev, they returned a reference to the zeroing of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms. Medusa found out that many nonexistent amendments were published on this site, the text of which was different from the real ones. The site’s editors manually rewritten some of the amendments, in some cases distorting their essence. A number of errors were already corrected by the time of publication, others were removed along with the amendments themselves, but some still remain in place

Patrushev in an interview with” AIF “told about the attempts of the West to “rock” the situation in Russia

  • There is evidence that the West intends to intensify attempts to destabilize the situation in Russia before the vote on the Constitution.
  • The US state Department is one of the coordinators of the West’s destructive activities against the Russian Federation.
  • The West actively uses the Internet and controlled media to discredit the Russian leadership.
  • Candidates for the role of leaders of the non-system opposition in Russia are selected by the West.
  • The West is interfering in Russian elections at the Federal and regional levels.
  • The ” color revolution “in Russia is a strategic goal of the West, which is engaged in” exporting revolutions ” to the countries of the former USSR.

Spontaneous rally in Dagestan against the actions of police officers

Residents of the Dagestani village of Manas went to the meeting after the police detained several people because of violations of the self-isolation regime, reports “Caucasian knot”. The protesters were angry that the police hit one of the detainees-an elderly man. According to the “Caucasian knot”, at least a thousand people came to the Federal highway “Caucasus”.

The gathering lasted several hours. By the evening of June 9, the participants of the gathering dispersed, the head of the village of Manas Abdulvagab Vagabov told the newspaper: “The situation is now normal.” According to Vagabov, police officers apologized for rough behavior, released the detainees, issuing them fines.

The authorities of the state of new York are preparing laws that strengthen control over the actions of the police.

These are laws on criminal liability for the use of a chokehold when detaining and disclosing disciplinary information about police officers.

Investec showed the first footage of the bridge Blagoveshchensk—Heihe.

It is expected that the first road bridge between Russia and China will work this year – when restrictions will be lifted due to the coronavirus.

The IMF approved a program to support the economy of Ukraine

The new IMF program to support Ukraine for $5 billion for a period of 1.5 years is associated with a great risk, said the head of the Fund.

  • There is high uncertainty about how severe and long the global economic downturn remains.
  • Within the country, there is considerable uncertainty about the direction of economic policy.
  • Public debt remains high, as well as funding needs.
  • Ukraine will need to tighten its fiscal policy as it recovers from the crisis.

The Vice-mayor of Moscow Anastasia Rakova found an apartment in a historic house

The Vice-mayor of Moscow Anastasia Rakova found an apartment with an area of 154, 5M2 in a historic house on the street.Ostozhenka is known to Muscovites as “the House under the glass”. The apartment worth €1 million is registered to the 79-year-old mother of Rakova, who came to Russia from Kazakhstan

At the age of 22, the daughter of a retired Colonel, Anastasia Rakova, came as a young specialist (without a diploma) to the Duma of the KHMAO, where Sergey Sobyanin worked as the Chairman

Sharp decline in exports from Russia in Q1 2020

Exports from Russia fell in the 1st quarter of 2020 by 15% compared to the same period in 2019.

Russia has abandoned the idea to ban layoffs during the pandemic

The Ministry of labor and social protection has changed the draft government decree on special regulation of labor relations during the pandemic. RBC writes about this. In the updated version of the document, among other things, the initiative to ban the dismissal of employees or send them to work on the initiative of the employer disappeared. The Ministry of labor also rejected the new procedure for putting employees on shifts and changing their duties without consent.

In Russia, they proposed to replace the SuperJet-100 with the Tu-334

The replacement of the Russian medium-range SuperJet-100 aircraft could be the Tu-334, which was put into mass production. This point of view was expressed by the head of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Andrey Kutepov.

The Senator noted that he proposes to consider the option of using Tu-334 on domestic routes. The aircraft, according to him, has passed all stages of testing, and its serial production can be established in a short time, TASS notes.

In the TRANS-Urals, some roads were blocked until the end of June

Kurgan authorities decided to leave the roads to Tyumen, Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk closed until June 30. This was reported in the press service of the regional Department of housing and communal services with reference to the decision of the operstab to combat coronavirus.

The complete blocking of vehicle traffic was extended for the period from may 30 to June 30 [ … ] by organizing mechanical obstacles and installing technical means of traffic management, — the Agency reports.

By mid-July, Russia will restore air links with 15 countries

The first countries with whom Russia will restore air traffic will be the CIS countries. Flights will start from July 15, according to information on the website of the Association of tour operators. It also explains that these will be regular flights to the capitals and major cities.

Timex and Huami unveiled Metropolitan smartwatches

Today, the American watch company Timex is going to present its second smart watch. The product will be included in the Metropolitan smartwatch line, and the new smartwatch will use software developed in collaboration with Huami

Peskov replied to Lukashenko: there are no oligarchs in Russia

There are no oligarchs, i.e. businessmen who influence politics with money, in Russia. This was stated to journalists on June 10 by the press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the statement of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko about “money of Russian oligarchs”.

“We are not aware of any Russian oligarchs, of their existence,” Peskov said.

Lukashenko previously said that the financial resources of “Russian oligarchs” are used by opposition politicians in Belarus, which is preparing for presidential elections

Ukraine was not invited to take part in the Victory parade in Moscow

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky was not invited to Moscow for the parade on June 24, as Ukraine is not a de facto member of the CIS, and it did not declare a desire to share the joy of the Victory day. This was stated to journalists by the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

As we know, Ukraine is not a de facto and largely de jure member of the CIS, does not show any desire to continue working in these structures and has never signaled its desire to share the joy of the Victory day. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Putin and Merkel discussed the situation in Ukraine

During the conversation, the leaders discussed issues related to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and expressed their intention to further cooperate through the ministries of health. Putin and Merkel also exchanged views on the settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict

EU approves extension of sanctions against Russia

EU permanent representatives approved the extension of sanctions against Russia for another year for the annexation of Crimea. This was reported on Twitter by Radio Liberty journalist Rikard Jozwiak

Decommissioned Moscow trams go to Omsk

Ten cars that are no longer needed in the capital will take to the streets of Omsk. They were transferred to the municipal enterprise “electric transport” by the Department of transport and road infrastructure development in Moscow. The Omsk Department of transport explained that in may 2019, ten tram cars of 2007-2009 production were reserved for Omsk, and they will be handed over to the city free of charge.

Tourists are offered excursions to sunken ships of the far East

A new type of excursions – diving to sunken ships – is offered to tourists by far Eastern diving clubs. Adventurers can get acquainted with the” lost ” ships of different times. According to scientists, there are more than a thousand ships hiding under the water in the far East.

Some shipwrecks cause a lot of problems. For example,” lost ” ships in large numbers accumulated on the bottom of the Primorsky Bay of Peter the Great – there are about 130 of them-are dangerous both for the environment and for navigation. They must be brought to the surface.

Bank profits hit record low in may

Russian banks in may received a record low profit – about 500 million rubles, writes TASS with reference to the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina. Nabiullina stressed that in five months, banks received 561 billion rubles, most of which came in the first three months.

Beijing has started selling off the US national debt

The authorities of the people’s Republic of China have started selling off the national debt of the United States of America. This is reported by the Chinese portal Sohu. According to the newspaper, Beijing believes that Washington will not be able to easily deal with economic difficulties, respectively, and investments in the us public debt carry unjustified risks.

They can’t sell dairy products in Altai

The warehouses of Altai producers have accumulated an unprecedented amount of butter, cheese and milk powder in the amount of four billion rubles, TASS reports. As the Minister of agriculture of the region Alexander chebotayev said, the situation is acute, it is not possible to sell products.

The strengthening of monitoring agents to receive cash payments

The QIWI payment company suggested that the Central Bank strengthen control over the activities of payment agents that accept cash payments from the public, or completely abolish them as an institution and apply a unified approach to all market participants who act as intermediaries when accepting payments.

The US intends to build an icebreaker fleet

President of the United States Donald trump has instructed to develop a program for the construction of icebreakers for the Arctic and Antarctic. This is stated in the Memorandum of the head of state. The host of the White house instructed to study and compare the operational, as well as financial benefits and risks of the icebreaker fleet.

The United States will develop and implement a program to purchase an icebreaker fleet for polar security that will support our national interests in the Arctic and Antarctic, ” Mr. trump said in a memo sent to members of his administration

China sent fighter jets to Taiwan to intercept US aircraft

The flight of a US military aircraft over Taiwan forced the people’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) to send its fighters to the island, June 9, according to the Global Times.

India and China partially withdrew troops in Ladakh

China and India have withdrawn some of their troops in the border areas of the allied territory of Ladakh to strengthen mutual trust, the Times of India reported.

It became known how many MiG-29s Russia handed over to Syria

As it became known, the Syrian military has already started using these combat aircraft. The fighters silenced the Turkish military’s radar facilities and struck the positions of the militants

The Turkish President asked Putin to allow Russians to rest in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Erdogan told the Turkish press that he is in talks with the Russian leader about the arrival of tourists. During a recent telephone conversation, he asked Vladimir Putin to open the borders and allow Russians to rest in his country, writes ATOR.

Romania may recognize Russia as a hostile state

The Romanian authorities may recognize Russia as a hostile state and a threat to the region, according to the draft national defense strategy for 2020-2024. The Supreme defense Council, which is headed by President Klaus Iohannis, has already approved the document.

Abrams tanks of the Egyptian armed forces go to the aid of Haftar

A large column of military equipment of the armed forces of Egypt entered the territory of Libya to help the Libyan national army of Khalifa Haftar. Videos of the Egyptian column heading to the border with Libya are actively published in social networks.

The trailer for the third part of “the Incredible adventures of bill and Ted” has appeared

The main roles are played by Keanu Reeves and Alex winter. The original picture with the participation of these actors was released in 1989. The first two films were called “the Incredible adventures of bill and Ted” and ” the New adventures of bill and Ted”

About the first bitcoin billionaires will make a film

Brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who became the first crypto billionaires in 2017, will make a film about their history. To do this, Ben Mezrich’s biographical book “bitcoin billionaires”will be adapted.

Dalai Lama to release debut music album

The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama XIV, is preparing to release his debut music album. He will release it on July 6, his 85th birthday. The album Inner World includes 11 songs, arranged by musicians Junel and Abraham Kunin from New Zealand, reports the Rolling Stone.

He was considered the fifth of the Beatles

In the list of all the Beatles ‘ songs there are only a few that were recorded without the participation of George Martin, all the others — let me remind you, there are more than two hundred of them, released with the participation of the legendary producer. He put everything into the Liverpool four: time, energy, his musical ear and soul.

“VKontakte” to invest in “Clips”

VKontakte is going to invest 1 billion rubles in the recently launched service “Clips”. This was reported to Sostav by representatives of the social network.

New AMD Ryzen processors and Radeon video cards are expected in October

Various sources say that AMD will release both new CPUs and new video cards to the market at the beginning of the fourth quarter, that is, in October. However, announcements are expected earlier. For example, video cards can be presented at Computex in September.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is already available for pre-order in China at a price of $ 40

The official announcement of the New mi Band 5 fitness bracelet from Xiaomi is expected only in two days, on June 11, but one of the online platforms, apparently, did not have enough patience, so the bracelet has already been pre-sold there. Moreover, in both versions — Chinese and international.

The Predator X38P gaming monitor is available in Russia

Acer announced the release of a new game monitor on the Russian market, the Predator X38P, which received a 37.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 3840 x 1600 pixels with a refresh rate of 144 Hz (175 Hz in overclocking mode).

TCL released TVs for 129 and 200 dollars

TCL has introduced two budget TVs-models with a diagonal of 32 and 40 inches. They will be offered for 129 and 200 dollars, respectively. The 32-inch model has a matrix with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, only two HDMI ports, Bluetooth, an Ethernet connector, one USB 2.0 port and Wi-Fi

Google Chrome for PC got Automatic subtitles

We are talking about Live Captions (Automatic subtitles), which are now available on all PC platforms-Windows, macOS, Linux and ChromeOS. It is reported that this feature in the form of a “stub” was added to Chrome Canary in the spring, but then the switch did not activate the feature.

Polymer coating that helps fight fungi

Scientists have created a specific polymer coating that helps fight fungi. In this way, you can avoid using chemicals that contain fungicides. Experts were able to find different compounds of fungicides that acted against fungi.

The Harvard school of engineering has created a tiny robot cockroach

One of the smallest and fastest robots was created by researchers from the Harvard school of engineering and applied Sciences. John A. Paulson (SEAS) and Harvard’s Gard WISS Institute for biological engineering, the SEAS press service reported on June 3 on its official website.

The HAMR-JR micro robot is a smaller version of the Harvard Ambulance micro Robot (HAMR). the HAMR-JR has a body length of 2.25 cm and weighs about 0.3 grams. HAMR-JR can run, jump, carry loads, and circumvent a coin. The ability to move at a speed of about 14 body lengths per second makes it not only one of the smallest, but also one of the fastest micro-robots.

Scientists have found out how mushrooms turn ants into “zombies”

A group of scientists from the Netherlands, Germany and the United States found out at the molecular level how the parasitic fungi Ophiocordyceps camponoti-floridani make ants “zombies”. The fungus begins to manipulate insects by affecting neurobiological mechanisms. Under the influence of toxins in insects, the biological clock is disrupted, and the perception of flavors changes. Then the affected victims crawl onto the branches of plants, bite them and turn into an” incubator”, where the fungus then spreads its spores. This creates a continuous cycle of insect infestation