6 Jul, 2019

News digest for 07/05/2019

In Venezuela operate death squads Maduro

According to eyewitnesses, the so-called “death squads” include representatives of the special police forces. They arrive in black pickups with no license plates, break into houses and attack women. They separate young people from other family members before shooting them.

According to the UN, fighters falsify crime scenes and throw evidence to victims, in particular, weapons and drugs. They shoot at the walls or in the air to show that the victim allegedly resisted. The UN report says that the killings are part of the strategy of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, aimed at neutralizing the opposition.

Russia will strengthen the capacity of the Venezuelan armed forces

Moscow will continue to strengthen the capacity of the Venezuelan armed forces, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “We will, of course, conduct events within the framework of the existing agreements, which will help strengthen the capacity of the armed forces of this country,” Ryabkov told reporters.

Named the amount of compensation to farmers in the Irkutsk region

Affected farmers, gardeners and gardeners are compensated for losses of crops, land and livestock from the regional budget. This was reported by the government of the region with reference to the Governor Sergei Levchenko.

“It was decided to provide individual measures of social support to the affected citizens engaged in gardening and gardening, personal subsidiary farming…, caught in the flood zone,” — said the head of the region.

For each hundred square provided compensation of 4.5 thousand rubles, but not more than 45 thousand rubles. For the loss of cows compensation will be 50 thousand rubles, for young cattle — 25 thousand rubles, but not more than 50 thousand rubles, for pigs, goats and sheep — 5 thousand rubles, but not more than 25 thousand rubles, for rabbits and birds — 200 rubles, but not more than 2 thousand rubles.

The authorities will allocate 662 million rubles from the Federal budget and 318 million more from the regional budget to the people affected by the flood in the Irkutsk region. Victims whose houses were flooded as a result of unprecedented flood, 10,5 thousand people. A simple calculation shows that the average for each such victim will have only 93 333 rubles

Russia plans to ban mobile phones in schools

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that by the end of the summer the Agency will make proposals to ban the use of mobile phones in Russian educational institutions, RIA “Novosti”. In her opinion, phones should be banned in schools.

We will work out the issue and will be ready to report within a month. — Anna Popova, Russian politician

In Russia introduced the concept of a new second-class carriages

The project of a new reserved seat car with longer beds and without side shelves was presented by the Federal passenger company, RIA Novosti reported.

“Russian helicopters” decided to launch an air taxi in Moscow

The Russian Helicopters holding, part of rostec, plans to launch a helicopter taxi in Moscow and the Moscow region after 2025. RBC reported this to the company’s press service.

There are three types of transport. The first is a flight on request between different areas of Moscow for one or two passengers, it will take an average of 15 minutes. The second is a scheduled flight from the city to the airports with a maximum capacity of five passengers. The third – from city to region at a distance of 100 km.

The second batch of killer whales from “whale prison” will be released next week

The second batch of mammals from the “whale prison” in the middle Bay will be released into the sea of Okhotsk next week (from July 8). This was said by the Deputy Director for scientific work of the all-Russian research Institute of fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) Vyacheslav Bizikov on July 4.

Just released, Vladimir Vladimirovich. They have already sailed to the places where, as a matter of fact, they were caught. We can see by the beacons, the animals have adapted. — Alexey Gordeev, Russian politician

Rosavtodor called the deadline for increasing the speed limit on highways

GOST, which implies an increase in the permitted speed on some roads from 110 to 130 km/h, can be introduced in late 2019–early 2020. This was reported by the Deputy head of Rosavtodor Evgeny Nosov, reports TASS.

AvtoVAZ resumes production

AVTOVAZ group announced the resumption of production of cars at the factories in Togliatti and Izhevsk from July 5 this year.

Top 10 most expensive brands in Russia 2019:

  1. Sberbank, 842.1 billion rubles (+ 25.6% compared to last year),
  2. Gazprom, RUB 552.2 billion (+ 72.1%),
  3. LUKOIL, 397,2 bn, (+41,3%),
  4. Rosneft, RUB 246.9 billion (+21.1%),
  5. Railways, 185,8 billion roubles (+16,9%),
  6. “Magnet”, 170,3 billion rubles (+17,4%),
  7. VTB, 144.8 million billion RUB (+23,3%),
  8. Tatneft, RUB 132.4 billion (+36.2%),
  9. MTS, 121.5 billion rubles (+6.1%),
  10. NOVATEK, of 119.9 bln (+59,1),

The most expensive brand in the world Forbes 

  1. Apple  $265.8 billion (+ 12% compared to last year)
  2. Google $136.2 billion (+ 27% compared to last year)
  3. Microsoft $110.2 billion (+ 20% compared to last year)
  4. Amazon $211.4 billion (+ 37% compared to last year)
  5. Facebook $48.8 billion(-6% compared to last year)
  6. Coca-Cola $23.8 billion(+ 3% compared to last year)
  7. Samsung $221.6 billion(+ 11% compared to last year)
  8. Disney $33.8 billion (+ 10% compared to last year)
  9. Toyota $190.8 billion (+ 0% compared to last year)
  10. Mcdonald’s $96.1 billion (6% compared to last year)

The principle of equality, but not for all

The opposition parallel government of Venezuela presented the concept of possible restructuring of the country’s debts in terms of treatment of various foreign creditors. The principle of equal treatment of the majority of creditors, with the exception of

  • bilateral loans from Russia and China;
  • debt agreements subject to anti-corruption investigations;
  • compensation for losses that Venezuela was obliged to pay by the international arbitration tribunals.

The principle of equality is intended to discourage individual creditors from initiating legal proceedings against Venezuela, since “debts for which there are judicial decisions will not receive any preferences”.

Apple has disclosed the number of requests to remove apps from the App Store

Apple has disclosed the number of requests it has received from authorities in various countries to remove apps from the App Store due to violations of local laws in the last reporting period.

In total, the company received requests to remove 770 applications. Most of all from China, which asked to remove from the App Store 626 applications, most of which were related to pornography or gambling. 517 of them were removed.

In second place — Norway, which asked to remove 37 applications (all requests are fulfilled, violations are related to gambling). In third place — Vietnam: 29 applications (most refers to gambling), removed nine applications.

Saudi authorities have asked to remove 25 applications (all requests are related to violations of privacy laws and all are satisfied). Switzerland — 19 applications (gambling, 15 removed).

Russia sent requests to remove 11 applications, 10 were satisfied. Most concerned online casinos.

Putin was late for a meeting with the Pope, as 4 years ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on July 4 on an official visit to Rome. The Russian leader was late for a scheduled meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican for 1 hour, writes “European truth”. In 2015, the President of Russia during his visit to Italy was also late for a scheduled meeting with the Pope.

The United States will soon return to the moon and set its flag on Mars

“I want you to know that we will return to the moon very soon and one day, soon, we will set the American flag on Mars,” Donald trump announced.

In mid-may, trump promised that he would allocate an additional $1.6 billion to NASA’s budget for the development of the moon and Mars. The head of state explained that he decided to include additional funds in the budget so that the United States could “return to space in a big way”. In March, Vice President Mike Pence pointed out that at the request of the White house NASA over the next five years should organize a flight of American astronauts to the moon.

For the mission of the Orion spacecraft to the moon in 2020, it is planned to use the superheavy launch vehicle Space Launch System (SLS).

United Nations world tourism organization

Number of international trips:
1950 — 25 million
1970 — 166 million
1990 — 435 million
2018 — 1.4 billion

In 2018, tourists were interested in:
1. The Empire State Building, New York
2. The Statue Of Liberty, New York
3. TV Tower, Toronto
4. Arc de Triomphe, Paris
5. Eiffel tower, Paris

Harvard scientists have created able to see the cloak of invisibility camera

Physicists from Harvard University (USA) created the first optical camera that is able to photograph the invisibility cloak and other camouflage systems thanks to the ability to recognize polarized radiation. The study was published in the journal Science.

Large families will receive 450 thousand to repay the mortgage

Payment is not more than 450 thousand rubles, it is a one-time and relies on only one mortgage. The amount can be used to repay the main part of the debt, and if the main debt of the family is less than 450 thousand, then to repay the interest on the loan.

Lunar and solar eclipses affect animal behavior

Solar eclipses can cause some of the biggest changes in animal behavior. Active during the day representatives of fauna fall into a dream when their night colleagues think that overslept. Some species of spiders begin to break their nets during the Eclipse, as they usually do at the end of the day. Fish and poultry are heading towards a night’s rest, while the appear night bats. Hippos in Zimbabwe were seen leaving the rivers during the Eclipse heading for overnight feeding sites on land. In the middle of the journey, the sunlight came back, which led to excitement and stress until the end of the day. In 2010, the night monkeys Azara stopped producing food in Argentina during a lunar Eclipse.

Russian Railways plans to start transportation of trucks from Krasnodar to Sochi by rail

Russian Railways plans to transport up to 47 cars per day in this way. According to transport workers, such transportation will reduce the load on the roads in the Krasnodar region, especially in the summer, when the hard tourist traffic in the direction of Sochi.

Russian citizens are dissatisfied with the work of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

The study showed that the majority of citizens are dissatisfied with the work of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (62%), while only 36% approve of his activities. A little more (43%) respondents support the work of the government, do not approve — 55%. At the same time, 38% of respondents positively assess the activity of the state Duma, 59% – negatively.

At the same time, the majority of Russians (68%) approve of the activities of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In April and may, this figure was 66%, at the beginning of the year — 64%. The opposite opinion is shared by 31% of respondents, 1 percentage point less than a month earlier.

At the same time, the number of Russians remains high (41%), who believe that the country is developing in the wrong direction, 48% of respondents are satisfied with the course of the state’s movement.

“Notebook in the box” with fields of barbed wire

Vladimir artel released a souvenir — “Notebook in the box” with fields of barbed wire and the facts about the cult prison. The notebook even received a prize for the original idea at the all-Russian competition “Tourist souvenir”.

Tatneft to buy Russian gas stations and terminal in St. Petersburg from Neste

Tatneft and Finnish fuel producer Neste signed an agreement under which the Russian company will acquire the retail fuel business of Neste, Tatneft said in a statement. We are talking about 75 gas stations and a terminal in St. Petersburg.

In Russia found a way to raise the pension to 56% of earnings

The NAPF believes that against the background of low incomes of the population, a system of co-financing should be introduced, when 2% of contributions are made by the employer, 2% by the citizen, 1% by the state. The Association also believes that it is necessary to exempt from tax on personal income payments to NGOs.

The Russians promised the noticeable rise in prices on OSAGO

The planned increase in the limits of payment for life and health in the CTP will lead to an increase in the price of the policy by 15 percent, leads “Kommersant” forecasts of experts.

We will remind, on July 11 the government will consider the draft amendments to the law on CTP, prepared by the Ministry of Finance, it describes the next reform of the “citizen”. It assumes from January 1, 2020 an increase in payments for damage to life and health to 2 million rubles. (now 500 thousand rubles.).

“Intergeo” Mikhail Prokhorov asks for 60 billion rubles of state support

As found out “Kommersant”, “Intergeo” Mikhail Prokhorov can get support from the state for its copper-Nickel project on the basis of AK-Suga and Kingash deposits in Eastern Siberia. The company asks to allocate 60 billion rubles for the construction of roads and power lines. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to work on the issue, the Ministry of industry and trade confirmed plans to allocate funds. Experts believe that state support will improve the perception of the project by investors

The state Duma introduced a project to reduce the shelf life of credit histories

The term of storage of credit histories was proposed to be reduced from 10 to 3 years. The relevant bill was submitted to the state Duma by deputies of the Parliament of the Republic of North Ossetia — Alania (at the disposal of the “parliamentary newspaper”).

German refineries complained of contaminated oil from Poland

Refineries in East Germany complained about the contaminated oil supplied from Poland, writes Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), citing sources. This may lead to a conflict between the German side and the Polish oil pipeline operator PERN.

The business may be required to pay the investment program of “Rosseti»

The Ministry of energy proposes to include in the fee for technical connection of consumers who need power over 150 kW, the costs of “Rosset” for the development of network infrastructure

“If we take into account the needs of the investment program in the payment for the technical connection, the costs of consumers can increase by about three times, by 80 billion rubles, and this change can affect even small and medium-sized businesses: 150 kW is necessary for a not very large store,” the energy consumer community calculated, the Vedomosti newspaper writes.

Samsung warned investors about a 56% reduction in profits%

In the second quarter of 2019, Samsung’s net profit will be ₩6.5 trillion ($5.6 billion), according to a message on the company’s website. This is 56.3% below the level of net profit of the Korean electronics manufacturer in the second quarter of last year. Revenue will be reduced by 4.2%, the company predicted

China began construction of the middle section of the “Power of Siberia»

The state oil and gas Corporation of China (CNPC) began construction on the territory of the country of the middle section of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”, the press service of the Corporation reported on July 5.

Lithuania will not receive €1.5 billion from Gazprom»

The country has lost an appeal in the dispute on gas prices in Lithuania are unable to appeal to sue the “Gazprom” €1.5 billion overpayment in a few years for being too expensive, in her opinion, the Russian gas

In Ukraine, there are enough funds for payments on foreign debt

According to the Ministry of Finance on July 1, the government will have in the second half of 2019 to pay the foreign debt equivalent to 70.2 billion hryvnia, and all taking into account internal obligations – 216.8 billion hryvnia.

Sberbank sells Turkish “daughter»

All approvals from Turkish regulators for the sale of the Turkish “daughter” of Sberbank — Deniz Bank have been received, the credit institution is moving to close the transaction “in full steam,” the press service of Sberbank. The transaction for the sale of Denizbank, a Turkish Bank will be closed at the end of 2018 — beginning of 2019.

Tele2 will cease to operate in Abkhazia

“From 15 July 2019 when staying on the territory of Abkhazia will not be available to subscribers of Tele2 communication services”, — said on the website of the operator.

As noted by Tele2, the operator will inform about the change in the terms of communication services in international roaming

Bashkiria will direct more than 1 billion rubles to the development of beekeeping

The authorities of Bashkiria intend to direct more than 1 billion rubles to the development of beekeeping, the program is designed until 2030, the press service of the Ministry of agriculture of the Republic said on Thursday.

Regions will receive two billion rubles to support business

This year, Russia’s regions will receive an additional two billion rubles to support small and medium-sized businesses. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, RIA Novosti reported.

Net profit of Sberbank under RAS in the first half of the year increased by 11.7%

Net profit of Sberbank under RAS in the first half of 2019 increased by 11.7% compared to the same period last year — to 444.16 billion rubles, follows from the Bank’s statements.

VTB increased its share in the capital of PIC group to 23%

VTB Bank increased its share in the capital of PIC group of companies to 23.05% from 7.57%, according to the materials of the credit institution.

Bank “Otkrytie” came out of the reorganization with a profit of more than 24 billion rubles

By the time of exit from the rehabilitation for the first 5 months of 2019, the Bank earned 24.2 billion rubles, which is four times higher than the financial result of the whole 2018 year, according to a press release of the credit institution. Projected figures for net profit for the first half of 2019 – 28.8 billion rubles

Pakistanis declared $7.5 billion in foreign accounts

According to the Pakistani news Agency Jang, the Pakistanis declared 152 thousand foreign accounts for a total of 7.5 billion dollars

In Nizhny Tagil will produce liquefied natural gas

The plant for low-tonnage production of liquefied natural gas will appear in Nizhny Tagil. The project is being developed in Sverdlovsk professionals. It is planned that the company will produce five tons of fuel per hour.

Pension tax may become mandatory

The concept of the PKI assumes that an additional “pension tax” (presumably in the amount of 6% of the salary) will be withdrawn from the salaries of citizens, which will be used to form an additional part of the pension.

In Russia from October 1 will increase salaries for military and police

In Russia, from October 1, 2019, salaries of servicemen and law enforcement officers will increase by 4.3%, the corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the document was published on the government website.

British astrophysicists have created a new method of cancer treatment

Scientists from different fields United to adapt astrophysical methods of modeling the interaction of light with matter to the task of finding and treating tumors. The authors demonstrated the possibility of using programs in the field of diagnosis and therapy of melanoma using nanoparticles created for the study of radiation transfer problems in space. The report with the results of the work was read at the Congress of the Royal astronomical society of great Britain.

Named the real way to prevent a global catastrophe

Scientists at the Swiss higher technical school of Zurich concluded that the delay in global warming for several decades can be achieved by planting forests with a total area of 4.4 billion hectares. Plants will remove excess carbon from the atmosphere and use it to grow.

American General declassified us plan in case of nuclear war

The chief of the General staff of the US air force David Goldfein said that he must first contact Todd Walters, head of the European command of the US armed forces, after which “in an instant” us and NATO forces will launch a massive counterattack, including “the use of fighters, bombers, tanker aircraft, intelligence, cybernetic, space and special operations.”

According to the General, after that he must contact the head of the Northern command of the US armed forces Terrence O’shaughnessy to take retaliatory action on American territory. Ground-based missiles will be ready to repel a missile strike and identify a real warhead among false targets. After that, at the final stage, nuclear submarines will be used, which “will give a destructive volley from under the water.”

The third contact of Goldfine will be the head of the us Strategic command John Hayten. He will have to report what kind of nuclear attack will be required to “deter” the enemy.

“Each of these missions is “win-win”, and they should all be running at the same time”, — quotes Goldfein Defense Maven.

Germany returned to the owners of the stolen Nazi painting of Signac

German experts have established another picture from the collection of Cornelius Gurlitt, who died in 2014, which was stolen by the Nazis during the Second world war. The work of art was sent to the family of the rightful owner.

Russia started military exercise in the Black sea of NATO ships

A detachment of ten ships of the Russian fleet began planned maneuvers in the Black sea, where already held naval exercises Sea Breeze NATO countries, the press service of the Ministry of defense

“The grouping of the black sea fleet continues a set of measures to control the activities of NATO ships,” the press service added.

Earlier it was reported that Russia is ready to respond to NATO’s actions in the Black sea. NATO exercises started on July 1, they will be held on land, at sea, under water and in the air.

The Kremlin has reviewed the investigation Golunova

The Kremlin got acquainted with the investigation of journalist Ivan Golunov and considers this topic the prerogative of the relevant authorities, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov

Kudrin called Russia lagging behind in spiritual values

Russia is not a world leader in matters of spiritual values or the preservation of family traditions, the country “must stretch” to become a leader and an example for others in this area, said the head of the accounts chamber Alexei Kudrin and cited the relevant statistics.

He pointed out, for example, that the number of interrupted pregnancies on 1 thousand born Russia is twice ahead of the United States and more than twice — Germany.

In Sudan, the military and the opposition agreed to create a new government

The TV channel said that the negotiations lasted two days. The sovereign Council will be elected for three years and will be chaired by representatives of both sides in turn. The agreement also provides for the postponement of the establishment of the legislative Council after the formation of the government.

South Korea plans to increase its military budget

The Ministry of Defense of South Korea has proposed an increase in the military budget by 8% in order to strengthen the country’s defense capability and improve the overall command and control of troops, reports the UNT.

Agreement between Russia and Qatar entered into force

The agreement on military-technical cooperation between Russia and Qatar, providing for the supply and repair of armaments, the joint development of military equipment and the training of specialists, has come into force, it follows from a document published on the legal information portal on Thursday.

The Russian large landing ship “Orsk” again goes to Syria

Turkish media believe that the ship is sent to the Syrian port of Tartus, where the Russian base is located. It is noted that this is the third trip of the Orsk BDK to Syria in the current year.

Named date of the summit Russia – Turkey – Iran on Syria

The summit of the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to resolve the situation in Syria is planned to be held in Turkey in mid-August. This was announced by the representative of the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan Ibrahim Kalyn.

“The summit Turkey – Russia – Iran on the Syrian settlement will be held in August. It will be organized by our president in Turkey, ”Kalyn said on the NTV channel.

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, in his comment to Interfax, confirmed the holding of a summit on Syria in mid-August. Peskov noted that preparations are currently under way for a meeting of the leaders of the Russian Federation, Iran and Turkey.

In London, in the trash can found top-secret data on himbaze

Documents classified as “Secret” and belonging to the well-known British government laboratory for creating weapons of mass destruction Porton Down in Wiltshire, near Salisbury, were found in a trash can in a parking lot in the north of London.

In Britain, found an archival video with Banksy

The record was found by reporter Robert Murphy in the archives of the British broadcaster ITV. The interview was made before the first exhibition of the artist, which took place in London 16 years ago and brought him fame. The journalist, however, notes that it is not yet possible to say with absolute certainty that it is Banksy who is on the video.

The new novel by Stephen King will be released in Russian

The new novel by the American writer Stephen King “The Institute” will be available in Russian in December-January. This was announced on Thursday by Dmitry Aronov, director of marketing and marketing communications of the AST Publishing House, at the presentation of new projects.

Katsuhiro Otomo announced work on the animated series “Akira”

The author of “Akira” Katsuhiro Otomo announced work on the creation of an animated series, which will be a continuation of the cult manga. The project is engaged in the production studio Sunrise. Akira tells the story of 2019 after the Third World War. Read in the source

Amsterdam refused to host Eurovision 2020

Amsterdam will not accept the Eurovision contest in 2020. The mayor of the capital of the Netherlands Femke Halsema in an open letter, said that the concert hall Ziggo Dome will be unavailable during the scheduled period, reports TASS.

“This is due to reservations, which, as it turned out with careful study, cannot be transferred,” explained the mayor of Amsterdam. According to her, attempts to find another venue for the competition were unsuccessful.

Eurovision 2020 should be held in the Netherlands, because in 2019 the contest was won by the representative of this country Duncan Lawrence with the song Arcade

Pavel Kashin will perform at the art festival “Baikal Live-2019”

The music art festival “Baikal Live” will be held August 23-25, 2019 on the coast of the Small Sea near the village of Sakhyurta, Olkhonsky District. This was reported to the Oblastnaya newspaper by the organizers.

Huawei leads user testing of its own OS

According to network sources, Huawei is currently inviting people to conduct user testing of the operating system on one of the new smartphones. Presumably we are talking about the device Huawei Mate 30.

Moskvich sued Apple 340 000 rubles for a defective MacBook

In total, the plaintiff was paid 340,837 rubles. Also, Apple must pay a fee in the amount of 6,127.92 rubles.

Korean light attack helicopter made the first flight

The success of the first flight partly determines the success of the entire aircraft development program. Flight tests of the light attack helicopter LAH began after the successful completion of the ground test phase, during which experts checked the operation of the onboard systems and engines.

Largest concentrations of algae in the Atlantic threaten marine life

Scientists note that algae are important for marine ecosystems. They provide shelter to marine animals in the open ocean and help to saturate the water with oxygen through photosynthesis, provide food to fish, birds and turtles.

In the US, created a gravitational spa for astronauts

The prototype, assembled by American engineers, fits in the room a little more than the usual office. It is a metal platform resembling a medical stretcher connected to a centrifuge of a short radius. A man falls on a gurney, and after a short countdown, it begins to rotate. Slow at first, and then faster.

The angular velocity created by the centrifuge attracts the subject’s legs to the base of the platform – almost as if he were under the influence of the force of gravity of the Earth. However, this type of gravity has one problem that is familiar to anyone who rides the rides in an amusement park: if you turn your head to the side, there will be a disturbance in the inner ear that will create the illusion of a fall.

Scientists have created cancer-helping bacteria

Scientists at Columbia University have created bacteria that sensibly perceive and respond to different environments. Experts are of the opinion that a strain of non-pathogenic microorganisms will help in the treatment of cancer.