9 Aug, 2019

News digest for 08/08/2019

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More than a quarter of children in Russia live below the poverty line.

Twenty-six percent of Russian children under the age of 18 lived on less than 10,000 rubles ($150) per month in 2017, the State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said. That’s double the 13.2% of Russia’s overall population, or 19.4 million people, who lived below the poverty line that year.

More than half of Russia’s poor children live in families with three or more children, according to Rosstat’s poverty report for the latest available period. Close to 45% of poor children live in rural Russia, versus more than 18% who live in towns and cities, Rosstat’s report published last Wednesday said.

Economist Tatyana Maleva warned of a “poverty trap” that awaits these children in the future and forecast that data for 2018, which will be available in summer 2020, will not show an improvement.

“They will feel deprivation entrenched in them from childhood at every stage of their life,” Maleva, the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration’s head of social analysis and forecasting, told the RBC news website Wednesda

Roscosmos proposed to create a contractor for the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome»

Roskosmos proposes to establish the Contracting organization for construction of the cosmodrome “East” to be the sole executor of works. This is stated in the explanatory note to the bill, posted on the portal of draft normative legal acts.

In Alaska in the bottle found the message of the Soviet times

The time capsule with a note dated June 20, 1969, was discovered the other day by American Tyler Ivanoff. The photo of the find was published on Facebook. The sender, according to the message, served on the “Russian fleet of the far Eastern shipping company” on the floating base “Sulak”. The author of the message conveyed his heartfelt greetings to the future recipient and asked him to report the discovery to the ship’s crew.

“We wish You good health, long life and happy sailing,” the letter concludes.

The floating base “Sulak” was built in Yokohama, Japan in 1966, in 1992 it was written off.

Gorky Park will hold the Meat&Beat festival on August 10 and 11

August 3 in Gorky Park urgently gathered festival “Barbecue Live”, while on the boulevards of Regardie detained walking. August 7 announced that August 10 in sync with the rally on Sakharov in the main Park of Moscow will be music and gastronomic festival Meat & Beat. This is stated on the website of the Park.

“On Saturday from 12:00 to 20:00 on the stage of the festival will perform Yegor creed, Polina Gagarina, group “Degrees” and OQJAV, Klav Coca, Bianca, MANIZHA, Rita Dakota, Amchi, Sonorous, MC Doni”, – said on the Park’s website.

Meat & Beat ― already the third festival, which the authorities of Moscow will organize in the days of the protests. In all cases, they were reported three days before the event, and the list of artists had to be changed on the go, because some of them said they had not heard anything about it, and refused to perform.

Minsk counts on London’s support in establishing relations with the United States

This was stated by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with British Ambassador Fiona Gibb.

“You (UK) have a great relationship with the US. I wish this relationship was somehow projected on Belarus. I think you can help us in this,” Lukashenka said. The President also added that, in his opinion, the Belarusian-British relations have advanced over the past three and a half years, which Gobb worked as Ambassador in Minsk.

On July 4, Lukashenka congratulated us President Donald trump on independence Day and noted that friendly and mutually beneficial relations with America are one of the priorities of Belarus ‘ foreign policy.

The area of forest fires in Siberia is not reduced.

In the Krasnoyarsk region, according to the morning of August 8, burns more than 860.2 thousand hectares, reported in the regional “forest Fire center”. On August 7, 859 thousand hectares were reported.
In the Irkutsk region, the fire covered about 668.57 thousand hectares, the regional emergency Department reported. August 7, according to official data, burned about 675 thousand hectares.

In addition, according to the Federal air Guard, in Buryatia and Transbaikalia burns about 105 thousand hectares of forest. Thus, the total area of fires in four regions amounted to 1.63 million hectares — the same, according to official information, burned on August 7.

Irkutsk authorities said that the emergencies Ministry refused to give the aircraft

The authorities of the Irkutsk region on July 26 sent a letter to the EMERCOM of Russia with a request to allocate aircraft to extinguish fires, but were refused, told the Agency TASS acting Minister of forestry of the region Eduard Filippov:

“We asked for help. It did not work for the emergencies Ministry [to help with extinguishing forest fires], because we had a flood in Tulun – this was the answer. But still on July 26 we wrote to the Ministry of emergency situations that sent us the airmobile group provided by the plan of suppression”.

The state Duma wants to ban foreigners from working in a taxi without Russian rights

The state Duma Committee on transport and construction has proposed a new version of the draft law on the regulation of taxis. Now behind the wheel of a taxi can prohibit foreigners from working without Russian rights, it is proposed to adjust market tariffs by the methodology of the Ministry of transport and enable regional authorities to conduct certification of drivers for knowledge of the city. Also in the new version there was a requirement to install tachographs to control the mode of work and rest of drivers.

Opposition of actions in support

Supporters of the policy of Alexei Navalny in Belgorod wanted to spend the 10th of August the picket with a demand to “free the political prisoners, stop the absurd criminal proceedings, release candidates and to admit them to the polls, the resignation of the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, the Chairman of Mothersurname Valentin Gorbunov, the Vice-mayor Natalia Sergunina, the leadership of Regardie and MIA”. They applied, offering the authorities three different locations for the action.

In the answer of the city hall it is said that all platforms are occupied: there will pass meetings “In support of actions of employees of power departments of Russia at suppression of illegal actions of participants of unauthorized public events”.

On August 10, Moscow will host a rally in support of independent candidates for the Moscow city Duma. Navalny’s regional headquarters supported this action and promised to hold similar rallies in their cities. In most cases, the authorities agreed on actions.

The Federal penitentiary service has admitted the involvement of its employees to torture in prison “Crosses»

The Deputy head of FSIN Valery Maksimenko declared that the staff of the pre-trial detention center (SIZO) “Crosses-2” didn’t prevent beating of the prisoner, and also allowed emergence in establishment of the forbidden subjects, for example, phone. On the eve of the YouTube channel of human rights organization Gulagu.net a video was published where several people beat one of the prisoners.

“Here already our employees by definition are guilty. We install all these persons and also they will give the materials to the investigating authorities”,— said Mr. Maksimenko (quoted by “Moscow speaking”). In addition, the Deputy head of the Federal penitentiary service noted that the Commission, in particular check the version of the press hat the employees of the FSIN. Previously, this was stated in a statement published on the human rights portal.

Terrible service and inadequate prices

Russian tourists expressed their preference for foreign resorts over domestic ones. This is stated in the study of travel service “tutu.ru” available “Tapes.ru.»

The main reason that Russians do not want to rest at home is the low level of service (30 percent of respondents think so) and high prices for holidays in Russian resorts (this is the opinion of 51 percent of respondents). Also, about a quarter of respondents (24 percent) admitted that they want to see other countries on vacation. At the same time, 15 percent of the survey participants said that they prefer Russian resorts to foreign ones.

Putin joked about the fires in Siberia before the victims of floods

Putin in Sochi asked whether the residents of the Angara region like to relax in the South. To which one of the victims said that they were afraid to return to Tulun. The man sitting next to him added that they were thinking about moving:

“Everything is fine here [in Sochi], everything is beautiful where we were. Scared to go back there, especially left, it was so, and now even the second wave, and there’s probably quite scary.”
“Already thoughts appear to move to another city, to Krasnoyarsk, for example,” one of the men added.

“Well, there are fires, I heard,” Putin said with a laugh.

But then he turned to a serious tone, saying that fires occur in areas not available even for aviation.

Irkutsk authorities have paid to the victims from flooding on 10 thousand roubles

Almost 45 thousand residents of the Irkutsk region affected by the flood received one-time payments of 10 thousand rubles. As the press service of the regional government reported, the authorities completed the payment of these funds. Also, 22,3 thousand people received payments for 50 and 100 thousand rubles for the loss of property

Involved in emergency response in the Angara region unemployed increased salary

Unemployed persons involved in public works in flood-affected areas of the Irkutsk region increased the amount of material support. This was reported by IA REGNUM in the press service of the regional Ministry of labor. So, for a full month of work unemployed will pay 18 048 rubles.

Rosstat reported on the growth of prices for bread

In the first seven months of 2019, the cost of bread and bakery products in Russia increased by 7.7% compared to the same period in 2018. It is reported by RBC, citing data from Rosstat.

The government will allocate 6 billion rubles to extinguish forest fires

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the government’s reserve will be allocated almost 6 billion rubles to extinguish forest fires. At the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, he recalled that he announced these decisions during his recent trip to Siberia and the far East.

When I was there, I gave a number of instructions, including support for the regions at the expense of Federal money. Today we will discuss and allocate the allocation of these funds. First, it is proposed to allocate almost 6 billion rubles from the reserve to extinguish forest fires in a number of areas. — Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

In Russia, came up with how to improve the efficiency of ministries

Functions of departments are duplicated and constantly multiply, the Ministry of Finance writes in the project of the Main directions of the budgetary, tax and customs and tariff policy for 2020-2022. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the copy of the document, its authenticity was confirmed by the Federal official. To solve the problem, the Ministry of Finance proposes to make a list of those powers that can be delegated or centralized.

Post office Bank will open branches in “Magnet»

Post Bank after the opening of Bank outlets in the stores “Pyaterochka” will start working in the network “Magnet”. The project will start in a pilot mode in the fall in three regions — Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl and Kostroma regions, told RBC first Deputy Chairman of the Bank Georgy Gorshkov.

Real estate tax is introduced in Crimea

Since 2020 in the Crimea the real estate tax is entered. An estimate of 2.2 million buildings and premises is expected this year. According to the report on their value, published on the portal rosreestra, and will calculate the amount of tax.

In Denmark, began to issue mortgage loans at 0%

In Denmark, began to issue a mortgage at 0% per annum with a loan term of 20 years. The relevant conditions are offered by the local Nordea Bank Abp, according to the American edition of Bloomberg. Low mortgage rates in Denmark are offered by other banks.

Turkish Ziraat Bank began to take the card “the World»

Payment cards “Mir” began to accept the Turkish Ziraat Bank. This was reported in a press release of the National payment card system (nspk, the operator of the payment card “Mir”). “Ziraat Bank”, one of the largest banks acquirers of the Turkish Republic, began to take the card “the World” in their devices.

“Ivan Lopatin”, sold at auction in Lithuania

Arrested cargo ship “Ivan Lopatin”, owned by the Russian company “Murmansk shipping company” (MMP), sold in Lithuania at auction for five million 51 thousand euros. This is according to the website Evarzytynes.lt, which publishes the auctions.

In Sochi, a record rise in price of new buildings

The value of the average cost of housing in new buildings on August 1, 2019 reached 136.6 thousand rubles per 1 sq. m, this is an absolute record for the entire modern history of the market. Thus, for the price of a square meter Sochi is the leader among all non-capital Russian cities.

The IMF recommended Russia to disclose the finances of 30 thousand state-owned companies

The international monetary Fund (IMF) recommended that the Russian authorities oblige all state-owned enterprises to publish annual financial statements, according to RBC. Now, according to the Fund, the data of more than 30 thousand state-owned enterprises remain outside the budget.

Net profit of Gazprom Neft under IFRS in the first half of the year increased by 29.2%

Gazprom Neft in the first half of 2019 increased its net profit under IFRS relating to shareholders by 29.2% compared to the same period last year — up to 215 billion rubles, the company said

Trade between Russia and China in January-July increased by 4.7%

Chinese exports to Russia in January-July 2019 compared to the same period last year decreased by 0.8% and reached 26.67 billion dollars, while imports from Russia to China increased by 9.4% to 34.46 billion dollars.

Trade between China and North Korea increased by 15.3%

According to published data Yonhap News with reference to representatives of the Korean international trade Association., in the period from January to June 2019, North Korea’s exports to China increased by 14% to $150 million, and imports — by 15.5%, to $1.14 billion.

Russians will be obliged to prove the origin of more than $100 thousand on the borders of the EAEU

The Board of the Eurasian economic Commission — the body of the EEA, whose decisions are binding — has established a threshold for cash or monetary instruments, above which it will be necessary to confirm their origin when passing customs. This threshold is $100 thousand, the Commission said. In EEU includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Net profit of VTB in the first half of the year decreased by 23%

Net profit of VTB group according to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) for the six months of 2019 amounted to 76.8 billion rubles against 99.8 billion rubles a year earlier, according to the Bank’s statements.

Sberbank’s profit in January-July increased by 10.8%

In January-July 2019, the net profit of Sberbank of Russia increased by 10.8% in annual terms and amounted to 519.7 billion rubles. Separately, in July, the profit increased by 5.7% to 75.5 billion rubles. This is stated in the message of Sberbank, which submitted reports on RAS.

The government of Ukraine obliged “Naftogaz” to reduce the price of gas

Since the lowest price offered “Naftogaz”, the Cabinet noted that in August the price should be reduced to 4 650 UAH (12 thousand rubles) per thousand cubes, and not 4905 (12.7 thousand rubles), as it was before.

“Naftogaz of Ukraine”, according to the order of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, is obliged in August to reduce the price of gas for the population by another 265 hryvnia per thousand cubic meters, — said in a statement.

Rosneft remains the last major fuel supplier to Venezuela

It follows from the documents that in the first month of summer Caracas received 1.7 million barrels of gasoline from Rosneft, which corresponds to the supply of 56,000 barrels per day or about a quarter of the volume of gasoline consumed by Venezuela two years ago. FT calls it a “lifeline.”

Russia’s revenues from oil exports in the first half of the year decreased by 3%

In physical terms, during the reporting period, the volume of oil exports amounted to 125,832 million tons, which is 0.3% less than in the same period of 2018. Revenues from the export of petroleum products in January—June decreased by 10.5% to $34.227 billion.

Erdogan again announced the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea

Turkey has never recognized and does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia and supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. He said this at a press conference with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

Zelensky invited Turkey to take part in the restoration of Donbass

President of Ukraine Zelensky during a working visit to Turkey invited the authorities to take part in the restoration of Donbass. This was told by Zelensky himself during a joint briefing with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan.

Since the beginning of the year in Kirov has risen in price housing

In Gyrostate told about the change of prices in the housing market of the Kirov region in the II quarter of 2019. Compared to the first quarter, housing in the primary housing market rose by 0.6 per cent and in the secondary housing market by 1.7 per cent.

Prices for Studio apartments in Novosibirsk jumped by almost 20%

According to the press service N1.RU, the average cost per square meter in Studio apartments in Novosibirsk for the year rose by 18.6% — to 74.5 thousand rubles. In June odnushku without a kitchen measuring 25 square meters can be purchased for 1.8 million rubles.

The Russian company will start producing sour cream in China

Russian dairy producer soyuzsnab will open dairy production in Shandong province in Eastern China by the end of 2019. It is reported by TASS with reference to the head of the representative office of the dairy company in China Branislav Popovich.

U.S. sanctions against Iran damage the economy of India

The us decision to stop the delay from imposing sanctions for the purchase of Iranian oil is detrimental to the economy of India. This was stated by the Indian Ambassador to USA H. Shringla.

India was the second largest buyer of Iranian oil after China, but was forced to stop importing oil from Iran after the 6-month exemptions from us sanctions ended on may 2, 2019.

Bulgaria is modernizing its military equipment fleet

The Ministry of defense of Bulgaria reported that filed a request for the supply of combat vehicles for the army. It is planned to purchase 150 units of vehicles (90 combat and 60 service) for three battalion combat groups, as well as training their composition.

China has ridiculed the newest Russian strike UAV With a 70 “Hunter»

Chinese media criticized the latest, razrabotapo according to Chinese experts, the drone has a very large size and rough stealth technology, as it has a significant number of antennas sticking out everywhere, as well as no hidden air intakes and a motor nozzle. Experts noted that such elements were used in the previous generation of aircraft. To increase the stealth of his new car of the Russian Federation is still a lot to work on it, I believe the Chinese.

The Chinese publications added that the final price of the drone can significantly exceed its original cost, and because of the low maneuverability and lack of elaborate stealth it can easily knock down any air defense system, so it is not suitable for important operations.

The US intends to return to negotiations with the DPRK on denuclearization

Washington expects to resume talks with Pyongyang on denuclearization within a couple of weeks. This statement was made by U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo. The politician noted that the us strategy against the DPRK has not changed, despite the launch of missiles.

In the United States experienced a powerful hypersonic engine for the fighter

The us military announced the successful testing of the most powerful hypersonic jet engine, the us media reported.

The government of Pakistan withdrew its diplomats from India

Following an emergency meeting of the government, Pakistan announced that it was going to lower the status of the diplomatic mission in India (to withdraw the Ambassador), suspend trade, revise bilateral treaties with India, and raise the issue of India’s decision to deprive the state of Jammu and Kashmir of special status.

President of Kyrgyzstan: Atambayev from the witness became the accused

President of Kyrgyzstan sooronbay Jeenbekov said that the former head of state Almazbek Atambayev has lost the status of a witness and now he will be accused of committing a serious crime.

Turkey and the United States agreed to create a security zone in Syria

The Turkish side agreed to the participation of Americans in the creation of a security zone along the border with Syria to the East of the Euphrates river.

Damascus condemned Turkey’s plans to create a security zone in Northern Syria

“Syria has expressed its categorical rejection of the us and Turkey announced an agreement on the creation of the so-called safe zone, stressing that this is a gross violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria,” Sana quotes the statement of the Syrian authorities.

The us military destroyed a Syrian oil tanker

The us military fired and destroyed a Syrian oil tanker. Several hours it became known that the us military patrol carried out the shelling of the Syrian oil tanker, as a result of which the latter was destroyed, as evidenced by the video footage.

MiG-21 continue to fight in Syria

The second-generation MiG-21 fighters, which Soviet pilots called “Balalaika” for their characteristic appearance, are still actively used by the Syrian air force.

Iran has created a replacement for the Russian S-300

As experts assume, it will amount to 320-350 km. The defense Ministry of Iran did not hide the fact that the system was developed on the basis of the S-300, but believe that the Bavar 373 can become a worthy competitor for the “Favorites” from Russia.

The Ministers of defense of the United States and Russia will visit Mongolia

U.S. defense Minister mark Thomas Esper and Deputy defense Minister Alexander Fomin visited Mongolia on August 8, the press service of the Ministry of defense of Mongolia.

Mark Esper, recently appointed to the post of us defense Minister, begins his foreign visit from Mongolia. During his visit, the US defense Secretary will meet with President of Mongolia Khaltmagiin Battulga and defense Minister Samagina by Enkhbold.

The Deputy Minister of defense of Russia Alexander Fomin will meet with President Khaltmagiin Battulga at the joint training center of the armed forces of the country “Tavan Tolgoi”, where the first military equestrian marathon “Aravt”.

Students of RSUH opposed the deductions for rallies

Students, postgraduates and graduates of the Russian state humanitarian University (RSUH) opposed the expulsion of students held liable for participation in unauthorized actions. The reason for the appeal of students to the rector was the comment that the referee gave to RAPSI on the eve of the uncoordinated action of the opposition in support of unregistered candidates to the Moscow city Duma. Earlier, the rector promised to hold opposition purges at the University