13 Jul, 2020

News digest for 07/11-12/2020

The Blue stream gas pipeline leading to Turkey has been out of operation since may, Reuters reports, citing sources. In mid-may, it was closed for maintenance, and the date for resuming its operation is unknown. The reason is that Turkey has sharply reduced gas imports from Russia over the past year, and now one branch of the Turkish stream is enough for deliveries

Putin instructed to ensure the adoption of tax laws by July 24

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to ensure the adoption of laws on tax maneuver in the IT sphere and on increasing personal income tax for incomes of more than 5 million rubles a year by July 24. This is stated in the list of instructions published on the Kremlin’s website.

Kudrin said about the stagnation of the Russian economy

The Russian economy, despite discussions for many years, is at a standstill, said Alexey Kudrin, head of the accounting chamber. Speaking to graduates of the Russian school of Economics (NES), Kudrin said that political decisions that could bring the economy out of this state are not taken.


In Khabarovsk, more than 40,000 thousand people came to a rally in support of Furgal. A rally that doesn’t have a leader. The rally, which had not been organized


Israel protests against Pro-government economic policies

In tel Aviv, about 10,000 people protested against the government’s economic policies during the coronavirus pandemic. Self-employed and small businesses require financial support from the authorities. According to them, either it does not exist at all, or it is very small.

Right to vote on amendments to the Constitution

An official from Karelia, Yevgeny Antipin, was fired after he said that he and other employees of the district administration were being forced to” correctly ” vote on amendments to the Constitution. The district authorities called his words “fiction”

Aviation kerosene leak in Taimyr

Several tons of aviation kerosene spilled into the ground due to the depressurization of the pipe on Taimyr, an informed source told Interfax.

“When pumping aviation fuel from a barge near the village of Tukhard, a pipe was depressurized at the storage tank of the oil refinery station, and about 8 tons of kerosene spilled into the ground,” the source said. Pollution of the Bolshaya Kheta river was avoided. The accident is localized.

Iran called the cause of the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing a human factor

Iran’s civil aviation Agency published a report on the investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian plane in January. Among other things, It says that the cause of the accident was human error, tasnim reports.

Recall that the Boeing 737-800 crashed on January 8 a few minutes after departure from the airport in Tehran. 176 people were killed. Iran first cited a technical fault as the cause of the crash. Then the authorities admitted that the plane was mistakenly shot down by the military.

Bill gates called for providing coronavirus vaccine to those in need

Microsoft founder bill gates called for providing the COVID-19 vaccine primarily to those in need. He considers it necessary to be guided by the principles of fairness rather than economic benefit in the distribution of the drug.

It is essential that leaders make these difficult distribution decisions based not only on factors that contribute to market growth, but also on principles of fairness. – Bill gates, American entrepreneur

Apple has launched a trial batch of smart glasses

Augmented reality headsets with translucent lenses from Apple and Foxconn-Apple Glass, have successfully passed the testing stage and are ready for production of a trial batch, July 10, the publication the Information reports.

The US decided to impose duties on goods from France

The decision to impose duties of 25% on goods imported from France was made by the American authorities, July 10, Agence France-Presse reports. The total amount of duties should be about $ 1.3 billion. However, it is noted that the entry into force of restrictions has been postponed

Transfer fees provided Sberbank with a record profit

For the second quarter of this year, commissions from individuals brought Sberbank revenue of 16.2 billion rubles, which is 52.5% higher than in the same period of 2019, according to the Bank’s report. Since January 2020, Sberbank’s revenue from commissions for transfers has amounted to 31 billion rubles. The Commission for transfers from a credit card is 3% of the transaction amount, but not less than 390 rubles.

Libya has resumed oil exports from the ports

Libya resumed oil exports from its ports after a six-month hiatus, the national petroleum Corporation (NOC) said in a statement. The first tanker for export will be sent from the port of es-Sidr.

The state Duma limits the cost of loans in Russia

A ban is introduced on making the conclusion and execution of a consumer credit (loan) agreement conditional on the need to purchase additional services for a fee.

The exception applies to cases when the purchase of such services is carried out in accordance with the requirements for the conclusion of an insurance contract for the collateral that provides claims to the borrower under the consumer credit (loan) agreement, insurance against the risks of loss and damage.

In case of violation of this prohibition, the lender is obliged to pay the borrower compensation in the amount of two times the cost of additional services within 10 working days from the date of submission of the corresponding claim by the borrower.

Trump announced success in the fight against drug trafficking

The southern command of the US armed forces (SOUTHCOM) has seized 120 tons of cocaine worth $ 2 billion over the past 12 weeks, and more than 1 thousand drug traffickers have been arrested, us President Donald trump said during a speech at the command’s headquarters in Florida.

Equipping passenger buses with tachographs was delayed

The Russian government has postponed the period of mandatory equipping of city buses with tachographs for a year. According to the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, changes have been made to the timing of equipping tachographs for various categories of vehicles. The new deadline for installing devices in the document is July 1 2021

In the US, they are checking the deal for the purchase of Chinese companies of a firm that received an order from the Pentagon

The Committee on foreign investment of the United States is conducting inspections in connection with the purchase by Chinese companies of the American pharmaceutical firm Ritedose, which signed a contract with the Pentagon. This was reported on Friday by the Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

The US government will not cooperate with Huawei and HikVision customers

Rules prohibiting US government agencies from buying goods from companies that use the products of five Chinese companies, including Huawei and HikVision, will be finalized by the administration of President trump, Reuters reported, citing an official.

The U.S. Supreme court recognized half of Oklahoma as Indian land

The Supreme court of the United States recognized a significant part of the state of Oklahoma — about half of its territory — as land belonging to an Indian reservation. This will change the situation of the state’s indigenous people, reports The New York Times. Five judges voted for this decision, while four opposed it.

Dutch lawsuit against Russia over MH17 received in the ECHR

Earlier on July 10, the Dutch government said it would file a lawsuit against Russia in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over the Downing of a Boeing in 2014. The statement said that the Netherlands “wants to achieve truth, justice and accountability” in the case of the deaths of 298 people.

Ukraine and NATO agreed to strengthen the Alliance’s presence in the Black sea

Ukrainian defense Minister Andriy Taran and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed during a telephone conversation to strengthen the presence of the Alliance’s forces and assets in the Black sea. This was reported by the Ministry on Thursday, July 9, Interfax-Ukraine reports

The parties agreed to strengthen the presence of forces and assets on land, sea and in the airspace of the black sea region by increasing air patrols and the presence of ships of the naval forces of the Alliance member countries,-said in a statement on the website of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine.

Bon Jovi released the single American Reckoning

American singer Jon Bon Jovi has written a new song for his band Bon Jovi. The track was named American Reckoning. The song was released on July 10 on all official digital music platforms.

A trailer for a movie about Nikola Tesla has appeared

The network has released a trailer for the new movie “Tesla” with Ethan hawke in the title role, which tells about the life of the inventor Nikola Tesla. The main story of the film will focus on the life of Tesla and his difficult relationship with Thomas Edison and others.

The US and Japan signed a Declaration on the joint development of the moon

Representatives of the Ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology of Japan and the US National Aeronautics and space administration (NASA) signed a joint Declaration on cooperation in the lunar exploration program.

Sales of Samsung Odyssey monitors have started in Russia

The line will be represented by two models: G9 and G7. The first model supports Dual Quad HD resolution with an aspect ratio of 32:9. attached to the back of the backlight contains 52 colors and five lighting effects. The monitor can be tilted and rotated according to user preferences. Odyssey G9 has received a screen diagonal of 49 inches. It was equipped with HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. the G7 Version received two versions: with diagonals of 32 and 27 inches. An aspect ratio of 16:9, display resolution – 2560×1440 pixels. The main sales of Samsung Odyssey will start on July 24. The” top ” version of the monitor will cost 109,990 rubles.

Acer unveils new Full HD AOpen monitors

Acer has introduced three monitors of different levels under THE AOpen brand-models 32HC5QRPbiipx, 24CL1Ybi and 22CV1Qbi with a diagonal of 31.5, 23.8 and 21.5 inches, respectively. The first of these new products refers to the game level.

Google has announced a ban on advertising tracking software

Spyware and other tracking technologies will be banned from advertising in Google Ads from August 11. This was reported on July 10 by ZDNet. The corresponding rule will be included in the updated Google policy.

NASA plans to turn lunar regolith into oxygen

The us space Agency NASA is actively preparing for the Artemis state program to deliver people to the moon. The Agency wants to start collecting lunar regolith to turn it into oxygen. Pioneer Astronautics is one of four companies interested in the Artemis mission

A new species of Mesozoic mammals was found in Yakutia

A new species of fossil mammal from the Mesozoic was found by Russian and German scientists in Yakutia. Information about this discovery was published on July 10 in the scientific journal Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The found animal was named by scientists cryoharamiya late (Cryoharamia tarda)

Scientists have studied the prints of the skeleton and teeth of Cryogenie and found that it is a small rodent-like animal had webbed between legs and can plan between the trees. They also found that in the early Cretaceous, the location of Teete had relatively warm weather-much above 0°C, but below 14 °C.

The Mindshunter Zephyr gaming mouse is equipped with a fan

Mindshunter has started accepting orders for the Zephyr gaming mouse. The main features of this device include a perforated case and a built-in fan designed to “prevent sweating of the palms”.

Huawei has patented smart glasses with a swivel-pull-out camera

The Internet has spread information that Huawei has issued a new patent with a description of the corresponding mechanism for smart glasses. The document received approval from the national intellectual property Agency of the PRC, and its sketches were sent to the public. In the picture, you can see a mobile selfie camera similar to the manufacturer’s smartphones. It has the ability to move to fix the image not only in front of the user, but also on the left or behind..

Dmitry Peskov: We believe that we have many other, more important things to do

“Echo of Moscow”: HBO released a documentary series about the persecution of gays in Russia, in particular, in the Chechen Republic. Have you read this series in the Kremlin? Do they consider it important to somehow control the investigation that was opened at the time about these crimes?

Dmitry Peskov: Well, you know, if you think that the Kremlin should drop everything and get acquainted with the hbo series about gays in Russia, let us know. We believe that we have many other more important things to do.

Echo of Moscow: In General, it is about the human right to life, among other things. This is not a serious enough problem according to the Kremlin?

Dmitry Peskov: I would not exaggerate the importance of such series.

In Paris, there were protests against the new heads of the interior Ministry and the Ministry of justice.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanen was accused of rape in 2018, but was acquitted a year later due to lack of evidence, according to the court.

In the case of the new Minister of justice, it is more difficult, Eric DuPont-Moretti in 2011 as a lawyer defended the former Secretary of state for public service Georges Trone after the latter’s accusations of harassment. As a result of a long trial that lasted 7 years, the Throne was acquitted.

In the Novosibirsk region, an eighth-grader stabbed the head teacher of his school.

A criminal case has been opened against Valentina Boldyreva, the Deputy Director for educational work at Smolensk SOSH, on the night of July 8 and 9. According to local media, the suspect entered the window of the room where the teacher lived, presumably for the sake of robbery, but the woman woke up and tried to detain the attacker, who in response stabbed the teacher with a knife. Boldyreva died on the spot.

In St. Petersburg, Schoolgirls hung a rainbow flag in front of the institution.

As told in the administration of the Pushkin district, on July 9, two girls hung a rainbow flag on a flagpole next to the Russian tricolor — it was possible to establish this by recording from CCTV cameras, the newspaper “Paper”writes. One of the girls, who, according to the school, turned out to be a student, was interviewed and passed the information to the Commission on juvenile Affairs.

“It was a diversion, the flag has already been removed. Now the school is taking the exam, ” the head teacher of the school told the publication 78.ru.

In India, they started selling protective masks with diamonds.

The owner of a jewelry store in the state of Gujarat in the West of the country explained that one of the clients who was preparing for the wedding asked to make unique masks. Accessories were needed for the bride and groom.

“We instructed the designers to make masks, which the client later bought. After that, a wide range of such masks was produced… There is a mask that requires yellow gold and American diamonds to make, it costs 150 thousand rupees. Another mask is made of white gold and real diamonds, its cost is 400 thousand rupees.”

Elon Musk: He was one of the best

Elon Musk called the grandson of Sergei Korolev and invited the family of the Soviet rocket Builder to attend one of The next SpaceX launches, as soon as air traffic is opened. They, in turn, invited Musk to Moscow.

We talked for 20 minutes, he is a pleasant, very funny, very positive person, and we laughed a lot. He has great respect for the memory of my grandfather, considers him one of the greatest engineers and outstanding people of his time, – said the grandson of the inventor Andrey Korolev channel “ZVEZDA”