1 Aug, 2019

News digest for 07/31/2019

Dependence of European countries on Russian gas.

Europe’s demand for natural gas is constantly growing, and its own production is rapidly declining. Only Russia can fill this gap.

Experts fear for the reliability of future supplies and believe that the Russian giant Gazprom and LNG suppliers will fight for the European market.

Russia risks to re-enter the conflict in PACE.

The French foreign Ministry called on Russia to release detainees at a protest rally in support of independent candidates in the elections to the Moscow city Duma.

“In recent days, peaceful protests in Moscow have been followed by a large number of arrests and detentions. France calls for their detainees to be released as soon as possible,” the report said.

Particular concern was caused by the deterioration of the health of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in a special reception.

It is noted that Russia is a member of the Council of Europe and the OSCE, so it must respect its commitments, in particular with regard to freedom of opinion, expression, demonstrations and participation in free elections.

The law on “sovereign” Russian Internet carries with it risks of corruption.

In the regulatory framework for the law on “sovereign Runet”, which is being prepared by the Ministry of Communications, there is no document with technical requirements for means of countering threats, that is, equipment that will have to be installed on their networks by Telecom operators.

This is stated in the letter of the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin to Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, in charge of telecommunications. According to Shokhin, this can lead to failures in communication networks, as well as create corruption risks when purchasing this equipment.

German Gref asked for tax discounts from the state

Gref asked Putin to change the economic conditions for the Antipinsky oil refinery,so that the company could pay off the debt of $5 billion and work on.

According to Gref, it is necessary to increase the logistics ratio from 1.1 to 1.5 and allow swap operations under the terms of licenses for oil production under the national Park “Buzuluk Bor”, which “New stream” received in 2015.

The US will withdraw from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles on August 2

Us presidential adviser on national security confirmed that Washington will withdraw from the Treaty on the elimination of medium-range and shorter-range missiles on Friday, August 2.

“This Friday will mark the official termination of the Treaty, as the US will withdraw from it»

Trump announced the us withdrawal from the INF Treaty IN autumn 2018. The reason for the withdrawal from the agreement for the American side was the development of a 9m729 cruise missile by Russia. In the United States indicated that its range exceeds the permitted contract. On February 2, the US began the process of withdrawal from the Treaty, which should be completed in six months (August 2) and suspended its obligations.

The law on mortgage vacation came into force

In Russia, on July 31, the law on mortgage holidays came into force for citizens who find themselves in a difficult situation and can not provide payments on the loan. Now the Russians will be able to demand from the Bank to reduce payments or suspend them for up to six months. In this case, the suspension will not be considered a delay, so it will not affect the credit history. However, the total amount of interest will increase.

A pause in the payment of the loan can be taken by citizens who are recognized as unemployed, disabled or temporarily incapacitated for a period of more than two months. The law also applies to those whose monthly income has decreased or the number of dependants has increased. At the same time, those Russians whose loan does not exceed 15 million rubles will be able to count on a mortgage vacation.

In the regions of Russia cancel operations due to lack of doctors

“The administration of the GBUZ of Kazakhstan “Evpatoria city hospital” informs that due to the acute shortage of doctors in the specialty “anesthesiology and resuscitation” the administration is forced to temporarily stop the provision of planned surgical care in the form of planned surgical interventions under General anesthesia,” the website of the city hospital says.

A week ago, the planned surgery of the city hospital of Kamensk-Uralsky also stopped operating, because several surgeons just quit.

Novgorod region canceled operations due to lack of ENT doctors. In early July, there were spontaneous rallies.

In Buryatia the district attorney in the form of an order demanded from the Ministry of health of the Republic of CRH to provide doctors!

Russia has denied the satellite Internet

The state Commission on radio frequencies refused to allocate frequencies in the Russian Federation to the British company OneWeb for the development of satellite Internet.

President trump has set tariffs on leading trading partners.

If Mexico does not make additional efforts to stop the flow of migrants to the us-Mexico border, President trump has threatened to introduce a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican goods.

Mexico is the largest trading partner with the United States, bringing total trade in goods to more than 150 billion , representing about 15 percent of all goods traded by the United States.

The consumer basket was proposed to be divided into male and female

Draft guidelines “Physiologically based (basic) sets of food consumer basket for the main socio-demographic groups of the population in the whole of the Russian Federation” FIC food sent to the CPS and the Ministry of health.

In Russia in 2018 from HIV infection died about 20 thousand people

In 2018, about 20.6 thousand Russians died of HIV infection, according to the report of the Central research Institute of the organization of Informatization of the population of the Ministry of health of Russia.

“HIV infection in young working age (18-44 years) comes to one of the first places in the structure of mortality (2018),” the report says.

In 2018, HIV infection was detected in almost 86 thousand people. In General, the country registered 896 thousand people with HIV.

A quarter of Russians noticed the deterioration of their financial situation

Almost 25% of Russian citizens recorded deterioration of their financial situation in the last two or three months. This is evidenced by the survey of the Fund “Public opinion»

«About improvement.< ..> say 8% of the survey participants, the deterioration is stated by 24%, 67% indicate no changes,” – said July 30, FOM on its website

The majority of Russians (60%) assess their financial situation as average, and 28% – as bad. 12% of respondents said that they do not have enough money even for food, and 25% indicated that they can afford food, but not clothes.

Moscow police warned that the opposition rally on August 3 is illegal

The press service of the Central Board reported that on the Internet there were calls for citizens to take part in a mass event in the center of the capital on August 3.

Meanwhile, the police reminds, the Moscow authorities did not coordinate such actions, the event is illegal, and for the organization and participation in unauthorized rallies responsibility is provided. In addition, the capital’s Central Board reported on the incoming information about the alleged use of aerosols of irritating action and pyrotechnics on an unauthorized action. In this regard, the police once again reminded citizens of compliance with the laws.

The opposition has scheduled a new rally in Moscow on August 10

Independent candidates, not registered in the elections to the Moscow city Duma, on Wednesday will apply to the mayor’s office for action on August 10. About it RBC said Gennady Gudkov, and confirmed by the press Secretary Alexei Navalny Kira Armys

Trump promised to find out about the hospitalization of Navalny

The President of the United States Donald trump said that he would study information about the hospitalization of blogger Alexei Navalny, who on July 29 was taken from a special hospital to a Moscow hospital with a severe Allergy attack. This is stated on the ABC News page on Twitter.

Eleven districts of the Buryatia Republic was dominated by smoke

In Buryatia, smoke sucked 11 Central regions of the Republic, as well as the capital — Ulan-Ude. This was reported by IA REGNUM in the press service of the Republican forestry Agency.

From Poland to Europe on a budget the bus BlaBlaBus

Residents and guests of Poland will be able to go to the cities of Europe on the budget bus company BlaBlaBus, which goes to the local market. This writes the Polish cultural center in Kaliningrad.

The main advantage of the carrier — low prices. The ticket price starts from several zlotys. How much will the trip from Poland, is still unknown. At the moment, there are already scheduled flights to Germany and back.

The hunters become the prey in a trailer of the movie “the Hunt»

The film company Universal Pictures posted on its YouTube channel trailer of the film “Hunt” (“The Hunt”), which premiere in Russia is scheduled for October 17 this year.

The film was directed by Craig Zobel (“World of the Wild West”, “Abandoned”, “American gods”). Roles in the film performed Emma Roberts, Hilary swank, Glenn Howerton, Betty Gilpin, Ethan Sapley and others.

Traffic police first published a map with all the cameras on the roads

The traffic police launched a test mode on its website interactive section, which collected information about the means of photo and video recording on the roads, said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf

“The new section was created to better inform road users about the places of installation of complexes of automatic photo-video recording, as well as to help developers of navigation applications to be guided by the information received in their activities”, – said Wolf

Krasnoyarsk producers of bottled water from the tap

General Director of “Rostec” Sergey Chemezov proposed to label bottled water. According to him, the falsification in this area comes to 80 percent.

The most counterfeited products are the water we drink. It is necessary to start labelling these products, – said Chemezov.

According to the Professor, doctor of biological Sciences, special representative of Rosstandart in the SFD Vasily Morgun, for the Krasnoyarsk territory the process of marking water is not relevant.

Studies show that the water, including tap water, we have a good, does not contain any impurities. Another thing is that not all manufacturers of bottled water indicate that they pour tap water, – said Vasily Morgun.

Irkutsk Governor did not receive a flood warning from the Ministry of emergency situations

The Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko said that he had not received warnings from the MOE about the threat of flooding.

“The fact is that the warnings of the Ministry of emergency situations and any other organizations are of different nature. If we talk about this amount of precipitation, exceeding the critical mark, I, for example, [such warnings] did not receive,” he said in an interview with RBC.

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the work of regional authorities to eliminate the consequences of large-scale flooding in the Irkutsk region.

“Given what I heard there, I can not recognize the elimination of the consequences of the flood satisfactory,” Putin said after a meeting with local residents affected by the flood.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Yuri Chaika demanded to check the actions of officials who were responsible for monitoring the flood situation in the Irkutsk region and alerting the population.

Chinese authorities have allocated $120.5 million for flood relief

Chinese authorities have allocated 830 million yuan ($120.5 million) to eliminate the consequences of floods in five regions of the country. This was reported on Wednesday by the Ministry of Finance of China.

The Prosecutor General’s office begins mass inspections of pension funds

Already in August, the Prosecutor General’s office of Russia will begin to conduct mass inspections in the country’s pension funds. The corresponding order was given earlier by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Net profit of Sberbank in the II quarter increased by 16.3%

Sberbank group of Russia in the second quarter of 2019 increased its net profit under IFRS by 16.3% to 250.3 billion rubles, the Bank said in a press release.
The Ministry of Finance reported on the difficulties of abandoning the dollar in trade

The gradual transition to national currencies in trade calculations is underway, but the process is hampered by the global historical role of the us dollar as the most liquid currency with a highly developed system of correspondent accounts, said RBC Director of the Department of Finance for control of external restrictions Dmitry Timofeev

The wider use of national currencies is supported by the European Union, China, Russia and other countries, Timofeev said, but governments should take a coordinating role, as commercial participants have little incentive of their own to give up the dollar.

Profits of South Korean company Samsung Electronics fell by 58%

In the second quarter of 2019, the South Korean company Samsung Electronics recorded sales of 56.13 trillion won (~$47.44 billion) and operating profit of 6.6 trillion won (~$5.57 billion). It is reported by Mail Business Newspaper with reference to representatives of the company.

Apple reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2019

The company’s revenue for the reporting period amounted to 53,809 billion dollars. This figure rose by 1% year-on-year. International sales accounted for 59% of quarterly revenue. Almost half of the revenue — $ 25.986 billion — comes from iPhone smartphone sales.

The savings Bank may, in addition to invest 13 billion rubles in JV with Mail.ru

The savings Bank may, in addition to invest 13 billion rubles in joint venture with Mail.ru in the year following the closing of the transaction in case of implementation of the KPI, as follows from the materials of the Bank for international financial reporting standards (IFRS).

The regions will have seven billion on the fight against poverty

Seven billion rubles will be allocated to the regions included in the pilot project to combat poverty in 2020. This was during a working trip to Barnaul said the Minister of labor and social protection Maxim Topilin.

All regions included in the pilot project will receive seven billion rubles in 2020 (co-financing under the program of social contact), – quotes the head of the Department of RIA Novosti.

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has attracted $690 million in the domestic market

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in 2018 attracted to the state budget 65,128 billion hryvnia (about 2.6 billion dollars), 3,478 billion dollars and 503 million euros through the placement of domestic government bonds.

The state Department approved the sale of South Korea’s equipment for the maintenance of drones

The state Department has approved the possible sale of equipment and services to South Korea for the maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicles RQ-4 in the amount of $ 950 million.

Bulgaria has ratified the Treaty on the purchase of F-16 Block 70 from the United States

The United States welcomes the decision of the Bulgarian government to acquire eight multi-purpose f-16 Block 70 fighters, as well as related equipment, and looks forward to cooperating with Bulgaria on this project.

Released the trailer for the fifth season of the series “Peaky blinders»

Posted on YouTube the trailer for the fifth season of “the blinders”. The new season of the series will premiere on BBC in 2019. The series is a story about the criminal world of Birmingham 20-ies of XX century.

In China banned Muslims demonstration of religion

Beijing authorities have imposed restrictions on restaurants and kiosks with Halal food. From the institutions located in the city, demanded to remove the inscriptions in Arabic and Islamic symbols. It is reported by Reuters.

According to Muslims who hold 11 restaurants and shops in Beijing, officials also pointed to the need to remove images related to Islam, such as the Crescent moon and the word “Halal”.

“They said it was a foreign culture, and we should use all the Chinese,” the Manager of one of the restaurants told reporters.

Reuters calls what is happening a continuation of the campaign to unify all manifestations of religion, launched in China in 2016. The point is to bring all manifestations of religiosity in line with Chinese culture. Reuters recalls that earlier many mosques in China were obliged to change the dome in the middle East style to the Chinese roof-pagoda. The Committee of the government of China on ethnic and religious issues declined to comment.

Trump has announced plans to reduce the US defense budget

Us President Donald trump said that in the future plans to necessarily reduce the defense budget of the country. He reported about it on July 30 in interview to C-Span TV channel.

China has banned residents from traveling to Taiwan

Chinese authorities from August 1 banned private trips to Taiwan for residents of 47 cities, according to TASS. The ban is temporary. As stated in the Ministry of culture and tourism of China, the decision to ban was taken in connection with the current state of relations between the two sides

Bolton considered unlikely the extension of start-3

The strategic arms reduction Treaty (start-3), which expires in early 2021, is unlikely to be extended, said us presidential adviser on national security John Bolton, speaking at a conference in Washington.

North Korea’s ballistic missiles did not reach Japan

In South Korea, the second time in a week recorded the launch of North Korean missiles. It is noted that we are talking about ballistic missiles, and this is a violation of UN security Council resolutions. In North Korea, the information has not yet been commented on. The situation is discussed at an emergency meeting of the national security Council convened by Seoul.

“Our armed forces today [31.07.2019] at dawn at 05.06 and 05.27 (local time, respectively 23.06 and 23.27 MSK on Tuesday) recorded in the area of Kalma near the city of Wonsan launches in the North-East direction in the sea of two short-range ballistic missiles,” – said the joint chiefs of staff (JCS) of the armed forces of South Korea.

The SSJ 100 aircraft urgently villages in Samara from-for malfunctions

Heading from Krasnodar to Tyumen SSJ100 plane was forced to land urgently at the airport of Samara. This is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to the Kuibyshev transport Prosecutor’s office. Clarifies that the incident occurred at about 02.00 am on July 31.

Aviation Ministry of emergency situations began to extinguish forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region

Aviation EMERCOM of Russia began to extinguish forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk territory. On Wednesday, July 31, told the Agency TASS in the press service of the regional head of the Department. “Aviation Ministry of emergency situations began to extinguish forest fires,” — said the press service.

Released a trailer for the horror movie “lighthouse” with Robert Pattinson

Released the first trailer of the new film with Robert Pattinson in the title role. The film is shot in the genre of horror and is called “lighthouse”, it will tell about the two caretakers of this building, the world premiere of the film is scheduled for October 18.

Directors of “Night games” will take up “Dungeons and dragons»

According to Deadline, citing its own sources, at the moment Paramount and AllSpark Pictures are negotiating with Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daly, who made the film “Night games”, as well as were the writers of the blockbuster “spider-Man: Return home”. About the film version of “Dungeons and dragons” first became known in February 2018

Game service Twitch launches its vocal competition

Gaming platform Twitch launched Twitch vocal competition Sings: Stream Star Season 2. The winners will go to San Diego and win $20 000 Conditions of the contest were published on thematic portal TwitchCon July 30. Persons over 18 years old are allowed to participate in the contest.

Created artificial cells for cancer treatment

Scientists Imperial College London for the first time created artificial cells that can perceive environmental factors and release chemicals in response to stimuli. This was reported in a press release on Phys.org

The tires will be able to generate electricity

The collection of electricity is produced during movement, during deformation during rotation. The developers of the “energy combine” believe that the resulting energy can be used to power the tire pressure monitoring system or any other automotive device.

Biologists have revealed the secret of the disease from which Stephen Hawking died

The RPS25 gene in question is involved in the synthesis of substances that destroy nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And the blocking of this gene, as geneticists have found out, allows to prolong the life of living beings affected by the disease.

Will re-release the Kinks “Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)” along with lost the album of Dave Davies

Kinks announced the release of a special anniversary reissue of the album “Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)” to the 50th anniversary of its release. According to the official instagram of the band, the box set will include previously unreleased tracks, brand new recordings with the choir, long lost solo album by Dave Davis and “much more”. The release is scheduled for October 25, 2019. Along with the announcement, Kinks released a previously unreleased version of the song “The Future”.. InterMedia recalls: Kinks ‘ album “Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)” was released on October 10, 1969.

Oculus, Hololens and Vive headsets will be able to share applications

Users of Windows Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2 can simply install it to run any openxr-based application.Facebook promises to add support for applications built on OpenXR 1.0 on Rift and Quest platforms

The liver was found cells that are able to restore the diseased tissue

Scientists have discovered for the first time that in the human liver there are cells with the properties of stem cells. According to experts, they can be used to restore the tissues of the diseased organ.

Scientists have found the true age of the moon

Scientists from the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the University of Cologne in Germany found that the Moon is much older than previously thought. According to new data, the earth’s satellite was formed 50 million years after the emergence of the Solar system. Thus, the age of the moon is more than 4.5 billion years

“Comparing the relative number of different elements in the rocks formed on the satellite at different times, it is possible to find out how a certain sample is related to the inner world of the moon and the solidification of the magmatic ocean,” said Dr. Raul Fonseca from the University of Cologne.

Russian branch of Changan called the price of the crossover CS35 Plus

The Russian representative of the Chinese brand Changan today, June 30, announced the cost of a new crossover Changan CS35 Plus. Sales of CS35 Plus in the dealerships of the company in Russia will start on August 5, 2019 at a price of 970 thousand rubles for the basic version.

Audi announced the cost of a new Audi S7

After the successful debut of the Audi S7 earlier this year, the German brand announced that the model 2020 model year will cost from 83 900 dollars (about 5.32 million rubles at the current rate). Standard fastback Audi S7 is available in two finishes.

Sold at auction sports car Lotus Cortina 1965

As part of the auction held recently Bonhams, which was held in Silverstone, was implemented a unique sedan Lotus Cortina 1965 release. Sports American sedan cost the new owner more Lamborghini Huracan. And usually these machines are sold for an average of 22 thousand euros, but this copy with a rich history cost the new owner in 243 thousand euros, that is almost 10 times more expensive.

The uniqueness of the sports car is that it was modified by Alan Mann Racing team in order to participate in the European Touring Car Championship series. And managed the car known racer John Whitmore, who was able to win her 8 out of 9 rounds in its class, according to Tarantas.News. Later, the pilot bought this car and used it until 1995.

Lada 4×4 pickups began to be used in airborne

It is worth noting that we are not talking about civil off-road vehicles, and the semi-truck vis-234600 “Lynx”, which is specifically for the Russian army received increased clearance, increased diameter wheels with deep tread, locking front and rear differentials and reinforced rear axle.

Production of new Subaru Legacy and Outback started

At the factory of the Japanese automaker in Indiana, a new generation of Legacy and Outback models of the 2020 model year stood on the Assembly line. Both new products are designed on a completely different modular platform. Legacy, and the Outback will be installed as a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter engines and 182 horsepower (239 Nm), and turbocharged 2.4-liter powertrains, 260 horsepower (376 Nm). As noted, both versions of the engines will be paired with a stepless variator and a “Subar” all-wheel drive system Symmetrical AWD.

Electric Porsche Taycan has collected more than 30 thousand pre-orders

As told the German edition of Handelsblatt member of the Board of Porsche AG Andreas huffner, at the moment the company has received more than 30,000 pre-orders for the new product, and each potential buyer makes a pre-payment of 2500 euros. Premiere of the production version will be held on 4 September 2019

GAS is developing unmanned “Gazelle»

Gorky automobile plant (GAZ) is developing a new version of “GAZelle” with fully Autonomous control. The cars are already being tested at a specially prepared landfill, the company told TASS.