5 Aug, 2019

News digest for 08/03-04/2019

Public procurement has already got the Prime Minister of Russia

During the meeting on the work on the social development of economic growth centers in the far East, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the situation with unscrupulous contractors and the underestimation of prices at competitions “got it”. After that, he strongly demanded to strengthen criminal liability.

“Low prices are competitions — in General, this situation, as we say, got”, — RBC of a word of Medvedev. “This problem is continuous throughout the country,” the Prime Minister said. Medvedev explained that we are talking about filing an application for auction in an “unenforceable” form. As a result, “everything is canceled, we all lose money, and someone enjoys this situation,” Medvedev added.

Medvedev identified cases where the activities of the participants of the competition aimed at the destruction of its results.

The EU called for the immediate release of detainees at the rally in Moscow

“The EU expects the immediate release of more than 600 peaceful protesters detained by police in Moscow during a demonstration for fair regional elections,” — said in a statement.

More than 2 thousand people came to the agreed meeting in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, the coordinated action “Peter for Moscow”, organized to Express solidarity with the Moscow opposition, gathered in Hyde Park on Lenin square more than 2 thousand people. About ten citizens were detained.

Rallies in Moscow: thousands of PARTICIPANTS, 800 DETAINEES

According to human rights activists, only on Saturday on the streets of the Russian capital came from 10 to 12 thousand people.

On Saturday, August 3, in Moscow meetings took place again. They are not the first weekend for the non-admission of independent candidates for the elections to the Moscow city Duma.

According to human rights activists, only on Saturday on the streets of the Russian capital came from 10 to 12 thousand people. During the protests, law enforcement officers detained more than 800 people.

At the airport of San Francisco will ban the sale of water in plastic bottles

At the airport of San Francisco on August 20 will enter into force a ban on the sale of water in plastic bottles.

In terminal D Sheremetyevo airport stopped letting people

Due to problems with electricity, people are not allowed in the terminal D of Sheremetyevo airport, reports The Village, citing its own correspondent. The security service of Sheremetyevo specify that at the entrance scanners were disconnected.

The law on housing insurance from emergencies in Russia came into force

On 4 August entered into force the law on insurance of property of citizens from emergencies. Residential premises are insured against the risks of loss and damage as a result of an emergency

Apple is increasing its financial results.

Revenue of the Russian “daughter” Apple Inc. — Apple Rus LLC — in 2018 amounted to 197.2 billion rubles, which is 30% more than in 2017. Then the company earned 151.9 billion rubles.

Net profit of the company at the end of last year amounted to 2.97 billion rubles (in 2017 — 1.28 billion rubles, in 2016 — 6.45 billion rubles). Profit from sales of the company’s products for the past increased by 1.5 times and amounted to 5.77 billion rubles.

At the end of fiscal year 2018, which ended September 29, the revenue of all Apple Inc. it amounted to $265.6 billion, which is 11% more than in the previous year ($229.2 billion). Apple’s net profit for the 12-month reporting period was $59.5 billion against $48.4 billion in 2017

Su-24MR aircraft will conduct exploration of fires in the Krasnoyarsk region

The aircraft are equipped with equipment that allows exploration in all weather conditions In the Krasnoyarsk territory transferred su-24MR aircraft, which will conduct exploration of large forest fires in the region, the Department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation

Venezuelan dictator Maduro continues to be under the gun of the United States.

American President Donald trump said he was considering a blockade of Venezuela. However, he did not disclose details.

“Yes, I am considering,” the head of state said, answering the question whether he is studying the possibility of isolating Caracas, given the amount of assistance that Venezuela receives from Russia, China and Iran.

In late July, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against three associates of the Venezuelan head Nicolas Maduro. They are suspected of taking bribes from a Colombian citizen, contributing to the conclusion of an unprofitable contract for the supply of food to Venezuela. Washington believes that with the help of relatives of the head of state, an extensive corruption network was created.

The second package of anti-Russian sanctions

As part of the second package of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the US in response to poisoning in the UK former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia

The document States that the new restrictions, which are imposed in accordance with the requirements of the 1991 law, involve the United States preventing the provision of any loans to Russia, financial or technical assistance from international institutions (IMF or the world Bank).

We are also talking about the ban on us banks to participate in the primary sale of sovereign debt not in rubles and to provide non-ruble loans to the Russian government.

The third measure concerns the tightening of the rules for the provision of American goods and technologies to Russia.

“As in the case of the first round of sanctions, these measures will enter into force 15 days after notification to Congress and will be valid for at least 12 months,” — said in a statement the representative of the Department.

Credit card limits, which has been released by Apple

The credit card that Apple has issued in conjunction with Goldman Sachs cannot be used for a number of purchases, according to the user agreement, which is published on the website of the partner Bank. The company promised to save its customers from annual payments for service, as well as cashbacks from 1% to 3% of payments.

In particular, it says that Apple Card can not be used to buy cryptocurrencies, lottery tickets, casino chips and bet on the racetrack. It is also reported that all transactions will be calculated in us dollars. Foreign currencies will be converted into dollars. In the U.S., the map should appear this summer.

Bow and crossbow equated to hunting throwing small arms.

Vladimir Putin signed a law that equates a bow and a crossbow to a hunting throwing small arms. Buy a bow and crossbow will be able to those people who have a hunting ticket and a permit for the storage of hunting weapons.

Previously, the law prohibited the use of a bow and crossbow while hunting. Now the law was supplemented with a paragraph, according to which “a weapon that does not have mechanisms for fixing elastic elements in a stressed state (bow), the arc force of which is more than 27 kg/s, or having a mechanism for fixing elastic elements in a stressed state (crossbow), the arc force of which is more than 43 kg/s”, is equivalent to a hunting one.

Lukashenka wants to join Belarus to Russia again.

Lukashenka gave the government detailed information on the talks with Vladimir Putin held in St. Petersburg and instructed the government to speed up coordination of the program on deepening integration with Russia. It is noted that all the initial terms should be maintained.

“Literally right now, the government is beginning to work out with its colleagues all the issues that have not yet been agreed on in-depth integration with the Russian Federation»

Data on the size of the salary of the President of Ukraine are disclosed.

Vladimir Zelensky receives a salary of 28 thousand UAH ($1.1 thousand) per month before taxes, the head of state’s Affairs Department reported.

“Other components of wages (allowances, bonuses, etc.) to the President of Ukraine is not established,” the Department said. It is noted that the same salary of 28 thousand UAH was received by the former President of the country Petro Poroshenko.

Ukraine has made an increased membership fee in PACE

Ukraine introduced an increased membership fee in PACE and invited other countries to follow this example in order to ensure the work of the organization without Russia’s participation. The additional amount was $400 thousand, which exceeds the amount of the usual contribution. Permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba admitted that no one followed the example of Ukraine.

Zhirinovsky called the cause of fires in Siberia

The LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky did not rule out that the cause of large-scale forest fires in Siberia could be the impact of lasers from abroad.

“It is easy to influence from abroad today: laser beams – and any forest will catch fire,” Zhirinovsky said in the framework of the all-Russian educational youth forum “Territory of meanings”.

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the Fund of struggle

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the Fund to fight corruption Alexei Navalny “on the Commission of financial transactions with money, obviously acquired by other persons in a criminal way.”

According to investigators, “from January 2016 to December 2018, persons related to the activities of the non-profit organization “anti-corruption Fund”, including employees of the Fund, received a large amount of money in rubles and foreign currency, which “third parties” made through cash-in ATMs and Recycling in Moscow to the current accounts of several banks.” The UK States that “all necessary measures are taken to establish the identities of all accomplices in the crime and their detention.”

In the Perm region, the man was put for deforestation

In 2017, a resident of Kungur cut down 75 trees under the power line. Not on its own initiative — such assignment was given to him by local electricians. Agreed in words, but just in case the worker wrote the necessary statements. Only after the beginning of the work, inspections began, and eight months later a criminal case — two and a half years in prison and a fine of 2.5 million rubles. According to investigators, he still did not ask permission and did not receive the necessary papers.

The musicians refused to perform at the festival “Barbecue Live»

According to “Medusa”, the event was organized in a hurry – a few days before the action for free elections. The leader of the group “Nogu Svelo!”Maxim Pokrovsky wrote on Instagram that musicians do not consider themselves entitled to take part in recreational activities at a time when the situation in society is so tense. Music should bring people together, not separate them, — he added, adding the hashtag #allow. Previously from participation in the festival, refused the leader of group “Accident” Alexey Kortnev and “Bravo” and “Tequilajazz”.

I would go to the priests, let them teach me

In the educational Committee of Russian Orthodox Church released information that the preparatory departments of the higher spiritual institutions were enrolled on 25% more willing to become priests than a year earlier, almost 20% increase in the number of those who entered the first year of universities of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The religious scholar Sergey Petrov believes that young people are not always driven by the desire to serve God.

“There is a saying: one goes to Church for Jesus, and the other — for the bread of the piece. Many see this as a great opportunity for career growth. You can make good money in anything not particularly need. The way many seem to be attractive,” — said “URA.RU” Petrov.

According to him, young people are “buying into the hype of the Church.”

“We regularly see priests on “Mercedes”, with expensive hours, mansions in three-four floors. It is no secret that many of them live a luxurious life,” Petrov said.

Huawei received record revenue in Russia

The revenue of the Russian subsidiary of Huawei Technologies Co. — LLC “tech Company Huawei” — in 2018 increased from 61.7 billion to 132.3 billion rubles., follows from the SPARK data. Net profit of the company at the end of last year increased 2.4 times to 3.35 billion rubles.

A representative of Huawei declined to comment. However, RBC’s source, close to the company, confirmed that the revenue for 2018 is a record for the Russian division of Huawei. According to him, the increase in sales of mobile devices of the Chinese brand contributed to the growth of the indicator

Kuzbass is going through difficult times.

Since the beginning of the year there have been negative trends in the coal industry. Ordinary workers were the first to be hit. The massive reduction in coal enterprises, the bankruptcy of companies and the growing wage arrears — this Kuzbass leads, according to the telegram channel “Coala”.

In the region since the beginning of 2019, 730 people have been reduced at coal enterprises, by the end of August it is planned to reduce another 66. Of the 233 enterprises working in the field of coal mining, 228 remained by July, these data are provided by Kemerovo State experts.

“More than a thousand employees of the coal company “Taldinskaya” (prokopyevsky district) are on forced leave, 871 miners of Leninsk — Kuznetsk mine “alexievskaya” can not get their money, salary arrears appeared on LLC “Rover”, — the channel reports.

The volume of the national welfare Fund for July doubled

The volume of the national welfare Fund (NWF) in July 2019 has doubled and amounted to 7,867 trillion rubles, or 7.2% of GDP, equivalent to $124,137 billion reported in materials of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

Belarus will reduce export duties on oil

Bet on crude oil will drop to 94.1 per ton Republic of Belarus from August 1, 2019 reduces set export duties on oil and oil products, which are exported outside the customs territory of the EAEU.

The Pentagon announced its desire to place missiles in Asia as soon as possible

Pentagon chief mark Esper said he supports the early deployment of new missiles in Asia, according to Reuters. The statement was made the day after the termination of the INF.

We’d like to do this as soon as possible, but these things usually take longer than you’d expect at first. — Mark Esper, American politician

In one light day in Greece there were 44 forest fires

382 firefighters, 156 vehicles, 9 aircraft and 5 helicopters worked on the elimination of 44 fires. Due to the increased risk of fires, special accident prevention measures, including a curfew in the forests, were introduced on August 4.

Naval aviation AFU conducted exercises over the Black sea

Naval aviation of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) conducted flight tactical exercises over the Black sea. About it reports TASS with reference to a press-service of the Ministry of defence of the country. As noted, the exercises lasted a week over the sea.

U.S. Secretary of state made a statement on the Crimea

Us Secretary of state mark Pompeo is sure that Crimea “should return to Ukraine”. He said this during a conversation in the non-governmental organization “Economic club of Washington”. Transcript of the conversation posted on the state Department website.

Terrorists refused to leave the demilitarized zone in Idlib

The terrorists of the group “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” (former “Dzhebhat al-Nusra”, banned in Russia) said they refused to withdraw their formations from the demilitarized zone in the Syrian province of Idlib. It is reported by TASS with reference to the TV channel Al Mayadeen.

The defense Ministry reported on 16 extinguished large fires in Siberia

The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation told about the successful extinguishing of sixteen large fires in Siberia, which on Friday managed to cope with aviation. The extinguishing involved Il-76 VTA aircraft, which made sixteen sorties, and mi-8 helicopters, which carried out twenty flights.

Ships of the Northern fleet conducted exercises in the Baltic sea

Earlier it was reported that about 70 ships, combat boats and support vessels, as well as 58 aircraft of the Navy and the Russian aerospace forces take part in the operational exercises “Ocean shield — 2019”, launched in the Baltic sea.

India expressed concern about us military assistance to Pakistan

Representatives of the Indian foreign Ministry expressed “serious concern” about the us decision to provide military assistance to Pakistan.

“We discussed this issue with the us Ambassador to Delhi, as well as with the us government. We expressed serious concern about military assistance to Pakistan,” Indian foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar told reporters.

Russia created a rocket to destroy the capitals of Europe

The Russian Federation is to blame for the abolition of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles. This was stated by the head of the British foreign Ministry Dominique Raab, reports the British newspaper The Daily Mail.

The British foreign Minister, the authors of the material write, is sure that the Russian side was engaged in “the secret development and deployment of a missile system that can be aimed at European capitals.”

Experts from the United States will conduct training for the newly elected deputies of the Rada

The USAID Agency for international development will hold a two-day training for newly elected deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. This is reported by the official website of the legislature of the post-Soviet Republic.

Trump is considering a blockade of Venezuela

The President of the United States Donald trump is considering a blockade of Venezuela. He declared it to journalists on Thursday, August 1. No details about the planned isolation of the American leader did not report.

Venezuela appealed to the UN because of the threat of blockade by the United States. A statement was made by the permanent representative of the country to the international organization Samuel Moncada during the meeting of the security Council.

I gave instructions to the permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN, Samuel moncade, that he said today before the security Council about the illegal and criminal threat of Donald trump to impose a naval blockade and quarantine against Venezuela. — Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician

Iran detained the second foreign tanker in a month

The crew of the vessel consisting of seven people of different nationality is detained. This is the second foreign tanker detained by Iran in the last month. On 19 July, the IRGC reported that the tanker Stena Impero, flying the British flag, was detained in the Strait of Hormuz for violating international shipping rules.

Irkutsk authorities called the number of victims of the flood

The Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko called the exact number of victims due to the large-scale flood at the end of June. According to him, the disaster did not spare 42.6 thousand people, many of whom lost their homes

Based on the cartoon Winx game will take the series

The premiere will take place next year. The new series re-tells of the adventures of fairies bloom, Flora, Musa, Layla, Tecna and Stella in the school of magic.

Gal Gadot will play in the new series inventor Hedy Lamarr

Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in a new series of the channel Showtime, which will play the famous inventor Hedi Lamarr, RIA Novosti reported with reference to Entertainment Weekly. The creators of the series have not yet decided on its name.

Gergiev showed the Opera Parsifal at the Mariinsky festival in Vladivostok

Valery Gergiev, artistic Director of the State academic Mariinsky theatre, opened a series of Opera premieres at the Mariinsky international far East festival. The conductor introduced the seaside public Opera “Parsifal»

Earlier Russian conductor Gergiev booed in Germany when he conducted Wagner’s Opera “tannhäuser”. The musicians did not play smoothly, inaccurate and blurred, writes “die Zeit”; the performance resembled a “musical murmur”. The reason for the failure is that Gergiev almost does not rehearse with the musicians personally. There is also a big load: almost simultaneously the orchestra should perform in two other cities. Performance in Beatroute was the first in the career of Valery Gergiev

The Russian government has decided to allocate 200 million rubles for the film ” Nuremberg»

The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia will allocate this year to the Ministry of culture 200 million rubles for the creation of the film “Nuremberg”, according to the order published on Tuesday on the official portal of legal information.

Il Foglio (Italy): it is still difficult for Moscow to tell about itself

In response to the success of the TV series “Chernobyl”, directed by Johan Renck (Johan Renck), Russia shot another series, another Chernobyl, another story. Russian journalist Leonid Bershidsky tried to explain why the Russian “Chernobyl” will never be better than the American and, especially, will not be able to be honest.

The reason for this is simple, the journalist explained, and it is that Russia continues to treat nuclear disasters in the same way as it did in 1986. Bershidsky cites as an example an incident that occurred in 2017, when a group of French and German experts published a document identifying the spread of the radiation cloud in Europe. This cloud, despite the absence of danger, required an explanation, and, according to scientists, it was formed in the South of the Urals. Russia promised to investigate, but gave no explanation. In conclusion, the journalist calls on foreign scientists to closely monitor the Russian nuclear industry, because no matter what happens, “Russia will not be the first to tell the world about it.”

Chris pine will play in the film about the murder of President Kennedy

Chris pine joined the cast of the historical drama called “Newsflash”, which will take place within one day – November 22, 1963, when the President of the United States John F. Kennedy was killed.

BG and group “the Aquarium” collected from fans on new album

Boris Grebenshchikov and group “the Aquarium” is going to release a new album, for which they organized a fundraiser among their fans. As reported on the website of the Russian crowdfunding platform, the musicians have already collected 1 million 920 thousand rubles.

Alfa Future People festival, has announced the new members of the techno scene

The Alfa Future People music festival has announced new members of the techno scene. This is stated in a press release received by the editor of “Tape.ru.»

The venue will feature the French dOP, the flagship of the new techno from Detroit Matthew Dear, the stars of Electrotech house Tifschwarz and German musician Marc Romboy. Earlier, the organizers announced that the techno scene will be a Duo from Barcelona Audiofly, as well as German DJ Chris Liebing, canadian house project Art Department, popularizer of Danish techno Courtesy, Russian Duo SCSI-9 and performer Mujuce.

The festival will be held from 16 to 18 August in Nizhny Novgorod region. In total, seven scenes will be available to visitors. Tickets for the event can be purchased online.

Instagram and WhatsApp will change names

Facebook instagram and whatsapp messenger announced the upcoming “reboot” of the social network. Within this company, both products have changed their names, reports The Information. In each app, the company intends to mention that it is “from Facebook”.

Google Assistant can now read and reply to messenger messages

Now, with the command “Read my messages” voice assistant will be able to check chats in WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, Discord, GroupMe and other messengers. The assistant will read the messages aloud and be able to answer them when the user dictates the message.

To activate the feature, you must give the assistant access to Android notifications. It is noted that messages containing images, videos and audio recordings are not available. In this case, Google Assistant will say, “the Message contains an audio app” and will not