21 Aug, 2020

News digest for 08/20/2020

On the morning of August 20, Navalny was hospitalized after an emergency landing of a plane in Omsk, on which He was returning to Moscow from Tomsk. Earlier, Yarmysh reported that Navalny felt ill on the plane, he was hospitalized with toxic poisoning.

Alexey is still on a ventilator. He’s in a coma in a serious condition. The results of the tests yet, ‒ she wrote. Yarmysh added that Navalny is in intensive care

According to Yarmysh, Navalny could have been spiked with something in his tea, since, according to her, this is the only thing He drank in the morning. Telegram-channel Life Shot with reference to a source wrote that previously the politician was diagnosed with acute poisoning with an unidentified psychodisletic

The richest security officer in Russia was the Deputy head of the interior Ministry

Deputy interior Minister Vitaly Shulika declared the largest revenues for 2019 among the leadership of Russian law enforcement agencies — he earned 26.7 million rubles. This follows from the declarations of officials, information from which was published on Wednesday on the websites of the interior Ministry, FSB, FSO, SVR, Investigative Committee and Rosgvardiya. In 2018, Vitaly Shulika declared just over 4 million rubles.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Russia allocated funds for retraining the unemployed

Russians who are out of work due to coronavirus will be able to pass free training with the possibility of further employment. 2.99 billion rubles will be allocated for this purpose. This is reported on the website of the Russian government.

The Belarusian interior Ministry did not agree to side with the protesters

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Belarus will not join the protesters and condemn the current government. The statement was published in the official Telegram channel of the Ministry’s press service.

We are called to refuse our identity cards, to stand in columns with the protesters, and to publicly denounce our colleagues and the authorities. This will not happen!”, – said the Telegram channel of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Belarus.

Protesters give the authorities the Belarusian city changed my mind

Power of the Belarusian city of Grodno, who earlier managed to negotiate with the protesters against the current government, suddenly and without warning abandoned his obligations. This is reported in the Telegram channel of the newspaper “Nasha Niva”.

Just before the protest, they changed their mind and blocked the main street of the city, it was cordoned off by riot Police and KGB officers, who only allow local residents to pass through on their passport. They also informed the organizers that there will be no TV broadcast

Rostec to hand over unclaimed Superjet 100s to Red Wings

The red Wings airline, controlled by Rostec, will receive 30 of the 59 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ) aircraft, for which there were no buyers for various reasons. We are talking about unclaimed Airliners, among which there are both not yet contracted (so-called white tails) and undelivered SSJ for the Mexican airline Interjet. The latter bought only 22 of the 30 ordered boards

US companies will move production from China

According to a Bank of America study, it will take $ 1 trillion to move American production from China, whose products are intended for export. According to experts, due to the transfer of production, the return on equity will fall by 0.7 percent and the margin of free money by 1.1 percent. Analysts note that the consequences for manufacturing companies will be “significant, but not prohibitive.”

In Germany, a social experiment will be conducted on the payment of basic income

In Germany, researchers will give a group of people 1433 euros (more than 124 thousand rubles) each month as an experiment to find out whether the scheme of unconditional basic income works. DPA writes about this. They will not control the expenses of the participants in the experiment — specialists will only begin to track changes in their behavior.

Driverless cars in a dedicated lane

Self-driving cars from next year will be able to get priority on Russian roads, as public transport, experts are preparing proposals for amendments to traffic rules and will soon submit them to the Ministry of internal Affairs, a representative of the national technology initiative (NTI) “AutoNet”told RIA Novosti.

Kudrin told Vladimir Putin about violations of officials

The accounting chamber revealed budget violations of 50 billion rubles, said the Chairman of the joint venture Alexey Kudrin at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. According to Mr. Kudrin, 169 inspections were conducted, 20 violations require a legal assessment of the Prosecutor General’s office and the TFR

Gazprom has begun to classify work on the Nord stream 2 project

Plans for the completion of the Nord stream 2 gas pipeline remain unchanged, but some of the work must be classified. This is stated in the message of Gazprom, given in the framework of the online conference “Dialogue with Gazprom”, RIA Novosti reports

We are limited in the amount of information that we can provide publicly at this stage, including because there is significant pressure on the project, ” the company’s representative replied to a question about the timing of construction.

In the Samara region, migrants set up a camp at the railway station

According to eyewitnesses, the migrants set up tents at the station and organized a camp kitchen. As the journalists suggested 63.RU, a spontaneous camp could have been formed after the disbanding of a migrant settlement on the border of the Samara region with Orenburg

Car brand Porsche launches the Porsche Travel Experience project in Russia.

All over the world, the project has been working since the end of the 90s of the last century and pleases motorists with unique routes that allow them to visit the most interesting and inaccessible places on the planet

Driverless robotic taxi service launched in Shanghai

The first drones will be available in one of the districts of Shanghai, but the company “AutoX”, which produces the launch, already intends to add 100 cars. This is reported by “Popular Mechanics”. The app for ordering a driverless taxi is called “AutoNavi”.

Apple’s capitalization exceeded $2 trillion for the first time

Apple shares this morning, August 19, rose by 1.3% to $468.4, thus the Corporation’s market capitalization exceeded $2 trillion for the first time. Since the beginning of the year, the company’s shares have increased by 57%. At the end of July, Apple reported for the third quarter, its results were better than experts expected: revenue grew by 11%, to $59.6 billion, and profit – by 12%, to $11.2 billion

Amazon CEO’s fortune nears $200 billion

The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, has increased his fortune to a new record, approaching the $ 200 billion mark, according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires ranking. The head of Amazon’s savings increased by $ 7.2 billion over the past day.

The trailer for the film “the Last drop” with bill Murray has been published

The first trailer for the film “the Last drop” directed by Sofia Coppola has appeared Online. The main roles in the film were played by bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans. According to the story, Lara (Jones) was happily married until her husband (Wayans) began to stay in the office for a long time with a new colleague. Apple Apple TV + 2020 2020.

The plan for gasification of Russia turned out to be impossible

At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the head of the accounting chamber, Alexey Kudrin, said that the plan for gasification of the country was not fulfilled, which was established during a planned inspection. According to him, currently there is a strong lag behind the targets. So, over the past three years, only 15 percent of the plan was completed. At the same time, funding for events is reduced.Gazprom Neft’s IFRS net profit in the first half of 2020In the first half of 2020, Gazprom Neft reduced its net profit under IFRS related to shareholders by 26 times compared to the same period last year — to 8.232 billion rubles, the company said in a statement

A canadian restaurant chain has converted all its cash reserves to bitcoin

The canadian restaurant chain Tahini’s has announced the transfer of all its cash reserves to bitcoin. According to the company’s representative, the Fiat currency is losing its value and attractiveness due to its oversupply in the economy

The accounting chamber announced record borrowings in Russia

The accounting chamber has prepared a report, which shows that this year the state will increase the volume of borrowings to 4.1 trillion rubles. This information is provided by RBC with reference to the Department’s report. This amount is a record for the last 15 years.

The cost of loans exceeded the Deposit rates

Information from 11 major Russian banks indicates that the cost of consumer loans exceeded Deposit rates by an average of 2.5 times, calculated specifically for “Izvestia” in the analytical company FrankRG

Russia will present new joint projects to China

The interdepartmental working group of the Russian part of the Secretariat of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental Commission on investment cooperation considered two new investment projects for joint implementation with China in the amount of $10 billion, the Ministry of economic development said in a statement

Budget revenues of the Tyumen region

The budget of the Tyumen region for the first half of 2020 received 43.7 billion rubles – 14.9% less than in the same period of 2019, according to the regional office of the Federal tax service

The Russian government has allocated funds to support the economy

The Russian Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 1.25 trillion rubles from the reserve Fund to support and restore the economy, the accounting chamber said in a statement.

The funds were allocated “to address issues of financial support for measures to prevent the impact of the deterioration of the economic situation on the development of economic sectors, to prevent and eliminate the consequences of the spread of coronavirus infection”

Every fifth resident of Russia pays for three loans

Almost half of Russians have credit obligations to financial organizations. This is reported by TASS with reference to the results of the research of Raiffeisenbank. The most common loans for residents of Russia are for the purchase of a car, construction or purchase of housing, or for repairs.

According to the results of the study, 46% of Russians surveyed pay for one loan, and every third pays for two. 20% of respondents have three or more loans.

Experts note that Russians do not take too large loans: 40% of respondents – no more than 100 thousand rubles; 38% – no more than 500 thousand rubles.

1 billion rubles for the construction of gas stations

The government of Bashkortostan considered the placement of gas filling equipment for cars that use natural gas as motor fuel at existing gas stations.

According to the Minister of industry and energy of Bashkortostan Alexander Sheldyaev, this year they planned to build seven automobile gas filling stations with funding in the amount of 40 million rubles for each gas station, of which 88% is from the Federal budget. In 2021, the Republic plans to build 10 gas stations, and in 2022 – 9.

Rosneft and Bashneft received “negative profit” in the 1st half of 2020

Rosneft’s net loss under IFRS attributable to shareholders in the first half of the year amounted to 113 billion rubles. Bashneft’s loss attributable to shareholders in accordance with IFRS in the first half of the year amounted to 6.363 billion rubles.

The Polish foreign Minister has resigned

“Jacek Czaputowicz resigned from the post of Minister of foreign Affairs”, — quotes the message text PAP. As specified in the Department, its head believed that “after the presidential elections, it is time to change the head of Polish diplomacy”

The US has threatened Russia and China for refusing to comply with sanctions against Iran

US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that if Russia and China refuse to comply with the UN sanctions regime being restored by the United States against Iran, then Washington will respond in the form of further sanctions.

In Florida, 750 million GMO mosquitoes will be released

According to CNN, GMO mosquitoes were released in the territory of the Florida Keys archipelago. It took specialists about ten years to get permission to use such insects.

They will have to fight dangerous mosquitoes that carry the zika virus, Dengue fever, yellow fever and Chikungunya virus. The British company Oxitec worked on the creation of genetically modified mosquitoes. Scientists want to test whether the modified insect can become an alternative to spraying insecticides.

Poland will simplify entry for Belarusians who want to leave the country

The Polish Prime Minister noted that Belarusians who come to the country help the Polish economy a lot, whether they are University students or workers. It is planned to simplify entry for those who plan to enter Polish universities.

Japan will help the US create a network of low-orbit military satellites

The US and Japan intend to deploy a network of small-sized low-orbit satellites that will be used to track missiles, including those that move at hypersonic speeds. This is reported by the Nikkei newspaper. According to the publication, the parties intend to agree on the terms of cooperation in the near future. It is expected that the project will require about nine billion dollars.

Earlier it became known that the United States intends to place about a thousand miniature satellites in low-earth orbits with a height of 300 to 1000 km. Two hundred vehicles will be equipped with infrared sensors to detect missiles. The first 30 experimental vehicles should be launched in 2022.

In Italy again put up for sale houses for two euros

The authorities of the Italian village of Sambuca, located in Sicily, offer to buy a house for the price of two euros. The municipality as part of a project to attract new residents to the village. A total of 15 buildings are planned to be included in the program. The terms of participation remain the same — buyers will have to restore the buildings at their own expense within three years. They are also required to make a Deposit of 5 thousand euros to the local Treasury — it will be returned upon completion of the repair.

Turkey has discovered gas deposits in the Black sea

The Turkish TV channel Habertürk has not yet reported on the size and depth of the fields, as well as the difficulties of gas production. But it is known that deposits of “good quality” could be found in the section “Danube-1”, which is located in the internal waters of Turkey near the Romanian and Bulgarian borders, RIA Novosti writes. As reported by the media, another field was discovered in the area of the city of kyrklareli. The Turkish President has already announced that the discovered gas fields open a “new era”for Turkey.

Turkey moves troops to Syria

A large column of Turkish troops, consisting of armored vehicles and self-propelled artillery systems, entered Syria from the border province of Hatay. This is reported by the human rights organization SOHR.

In Germany, they proposed to impose sanctions against US senators

The American authorities openly threaten to sanction even European companies – 120 companies may be blacklisted by the United States. At the same time, Germany risks losing 12 billion euros invested in the gas pipeline.

Published the trailer for the new film adaptation of “Death on the Nile” by Agatha Christie

20th Century Studios Russia has published the official Russian trailer for the new film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective story about Hercule Poirot “death on the Nile” on its YouTube channel»

The Council of the opposition of Belarus declared its readiness for contacts with Russia

The coordinating Council of the Belarusian opposition is ready for contacts with Russia, said Pavel Latushko, a member of the Council’s Presidium and former culture Minister. Earlier, he said that the transfer of power in Belarus should be decided within the country itself

A dialogue with the Belarusian opposition would be interference in the country’s internal Affairs.

“The Belarusian authorities should identify and name internal Belarusian problems in a dialogue with representatives of those who protest. And we would not interfere in this protest in any way, especially now, at the hottest stage,” said Dmitry Peskov, the press Secretary of the Russian President.

Peskov noted that Putin and Lukashenko have recently spoken on the phone four times.

EU to impose sanctions against those responsible for violence in Belarus

The European Union intends to impose sanctions on Belarusian officials responsible for” violence, repression and falsified elections, ” said the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, on August 19. According to him, the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko may also be included in the sanctions list.

The opposition does not plan to interfere with Lukashenko’s participation in the new elections

The coordinating Council of the Belarusian opposition will seek to hold new presidential elections as soon as possible and completely change the composition of the country’s Central election Commission, said Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the Council’s Presidium. According to her, President Alexander Lukashenko has the right to run again.

The Belarusian foreign Minister acknowledged the need for changes in the country

Belarusian foreign Minister Vladimir Makei believes that changes in the country are necessary, but not at the cost of civil strife or revolutions.

“Changes are needed, no one denies this. But not at the cost of civil strife or revolutions. In this case, there will be many times more victims and negative consequences. We are already set back many years in our development due to the events of recent days, ” Mr Makei said in a statement on the foreign Ministry’s website.

Lukashenko instructed the KGB to identify the organizers of the riots

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the state security Committee to identify the organizers of street riots and stop their actions. This is stated in the list of orders that he gave following the meeting of the security Council, BelTA reports.

The coordinating Council does not intend to change the state system of Belarus

The Coordinating Council for the transfer of power created by the Belarusian opposition does not aim to change the country’s constitutional system and foreign policy, Council member Maria Kolesnikova said at a briefing. This is reported by Interfax.

The purpose of the Council is to overcome the political crisis and ensure harmony in society on the basis of the Constitution, Kolesnikova said.

The Belarusian opposition demanded the immediate start of negotiations

The coordinating Council of the Belarusian opposition demanded that the current authorities immediately start negotiations and develop mechanisms for holding new elections. This was stated by the agent of a candidate for President of the country Svetlana Tikhanovski Olga kovalkova, reports TASS.

This step is the only way to overcome the political crisis in the country, the opposition Council concluded. In turn, the refusal to start negotiations will put the current government responsible for the deepening of the political and economic crisis in Belarus.

Lukashenko demanded that the media dismiss journalists who supported the protests

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has demanded that state media not allow journalists who supported the protests to return to work. This is reported by the BelTA news Agency

Iran unveils new ballistic and cruise missiles

The armed forces of Iran have developed a new ballistic missile, the tests of which were broadcast on Thursday by the broadcasting Corporation IRIB. We are talking about a surface – to-surface ballistic missile, which was named “Haj Qasem” in honor of General Qasem Suleimani, who was killed by the us military in January.

In addition, a new cruise missile “Abu Mahdi” was demonstrated, named after the commander of the Iraqi Shiite formations “al-Hashd al-SHAABI” Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who died along with Suleimani.

France to continue military operation in rebel Mali

France will continue its military operation “Barkhan” on the territory of Mali, despite the fact that the rebel military captured the country’s top officials. This was announced by French defense Minister Florence PARLY on Twitter.

Khabarovsk hosts the 41st day of protests

The main slogans of Khabarovsk rallies and marches remain slogans of support for Furgal. “Get your hands off Furgal!”

The Belarusian Prime Minister informed Mishustin

Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko informed Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in a telephone conversation that the economy and industry of the Republic are working normally, the Belarusian Cabinet of Ministers said in a statement.

The Venezuelan foreign Minister expressed support for the Belarusian authorities.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza expressed his support for the authorities of Belarus. According to him, Minsk and Caracas “face similar attacks that repeat the same scenario.” This was stated by the head of the Venezuelan foreign Ministry during the ceremony of awarding the order to the Belarusian Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic Oleg Paferov.

There were protests outside the Yekaterinburg diocese

At the building of the Yekaterinburg diocese, protests began over the decision to disband the Sredneuralsky monastery. Is defrocked schemamonk Sergius and his followers. After the decree of Metropolitan Kirill of Yekaterinburg and Verkhotursky, he declared a “combat alert”. Metropolitan Kirill ordered the expulsion of all the inhabitants of the monastery (about five hundred women). The nuns are already ready to receive seven monasteries.

Pavel Latushko told about threats on behalf of the KGB of Belarus

Pavel Latushko, a member of the Presidium of the coordinating Council of Belarus, spoke about threats “allegedly on behalf of the KGB”. The former Minister of culture and dismissed head of the Kupalovsky theater said that he receives such messages through various channels. He also released a photo of his house, the walls of which were stained with red and white paint by unknown people.

Latushko noted that he was offered to go abroad and coordinate the work of the Council from there, and later return under the guarantees of foreign leaders. However, he does not intend to leave the country, RIA Novosti reports.

Belteleradiocompany employees held a strike in the center of Minsk

10 employees of BT have written applications on holiday at own expense and to the dismissal for the last day. On this edition of “the Rise,” said a source in the BTRC.

“In total, 50 people are not working now. Some have completely quit, others have left at their own expense.”

Now employees of the Belteleradiocompany are holding a strike in the center of Minsk. At the intersection of Independence Avenue and street Makaenka gathered about 50 people. Earlier, those who went on strike were not allowed to enter the building of the TV center.

VKontakte is testing a neural network to combat hostile statements.

“The neural network is learning to identify a variety of categories of insults and threats. These include manifestations of xenophobia, racism, homophobia, sexism and other prejudices, as well as insults based on religious affiliation, age, appearance or the presence of diseases.” To strengthen moderation on the topic of hate speech and train artificial intelligence, the social network added a new category of complaints – “Hostile statements”.

In the first half of this year, Vkontakte deleted 520,000 materials on the topic of inciting hatred and hatred, as well as blocked more than 1 thousand profiles and almost 2.5 thousand communities.

Two Belaruskali employees who went on strike have disappeared in Soligorsk.

First contact was stopped Dmitry Kotelevich, and then Maxim Filanovich. Both are members of the strike Committee, which represented the interests of the strikers at the company. The strike Committee assumes that Kudelevich was detained, writes Tut.by.

He called. We didn’t have time to talk to him. Only his conversation with some people was heard. He asked: “Who are you, why did you stop me, why did you block the road and not let me pass?» Asked to call the traffic police if something is wrong with the car. After he said he wasn’t going anywhere, the phone went dead. He hasn’t been in touch since.

Belarus has opened a criminal case under the article about the seizure of power.

Prosecutor General Alexander Konyuk explained that this decision was made after the creation of the coordinating Council of the opposition.

“The creation and activities of the coordinating Council are aimed at seizing state power, as well as harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus. A criminal case has been opened under article 361 of the Criminal code.”

Vyacheslav Panin refused titles and awards

Artistic Director of the youth variety theater Vyacheslav Panin, who also directed the parades in honor of the independence Day of Belarus, refused titles and awards. Here’s what his statement says:

The cynicism of the authorities is off the scale. I admit it’s insulting to me. I don’t want to stand in the same line as the people who destroyed and maimed my people yesterday. I’m getting out of this row. I take a step forward and become one with Latushko and all kupalovtsy, people who are honest, principled and true citizens of their country. <…> I return to the title of “Honored art worker”, the medal of Francysk Skaryna and other less important medals and insignia. This is my civic act and I can’t do anything else in this case. And also because patriotism for me is not an empty rattle of an ideological rattle, but responsibility and respect for my people.

Belarus continues to call Russia

Angela Merkel twice tried to call Alexander Lukashenko to discuss the protests in Belarus. He refused. This is reported by the telegram channel “Pool of the first”, which is associated with the press service of Lukashenko.

Belarus continues to call Russia. The presidents and Prime Ministers have already spoken to each other. Now it is the turn of the leaders of the lower houses of the Parliament: Vyacheslav Volodin and Vladimir Andreichenko discussed the situation in Belarus and (of course) the development of relations between the two countries, the state Agency BelTA reports.

The Lithuanian foreign Ministry added Lukashenko and 31 other Belarusian officials to the list of non-residents

This is reported by Delfi. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius did not disclose the entire list, but clarified that it included officials representing the OMON, KGB and election Commission. The list has been submitted to the Lithuanian Ministry of internal Affairs for approval.

Demand of rich Russians for” Golden visas ” for Greece

Wealthy Russians have sharply increased their interest in buying Greek real estate in order to obtain a residence permit (residence permit). About 20% compared to the beginning of the year, the demand for the “Golden visa” program, which the Greek government issues in exchange for investments in the amount of 250 thousand euros.

White-red-white flag of Belarus on the wall of Tsoi

Moscow police are looking for artists who painted the white-red-white flag of Belarus on the wall of Tsoi. Someone complained to the police that the most popular flag of the last two weeks appeared on the famous wall on the Moscow Arbat. This is a white-red-white flag that has become a symbol of protests in Belarus. What does the Choi wall have to do with it? Everything is simple: the song “Change” became the anthem of events in the country, and on August 15, 30 years since the death of Viktor Robertovich turned.

The head of VTB Kostin has expanded its “fisherman’s House»

The banker Kostin seems to be a big fish lover. His “fisherman’s House” on specially protected lands in the Yaroslavl region now occupies more than 6 hectares-Kostin has bought a rather large plot on the Bank of the reservoir, discovered “Open media”.

A very poor banker, it seems, also saves on property taxes. Satellite images of the site show several large houses, farm buildings, a gazebo and a pier, but only a tiny shed is registered in the Federal Register on the land of Kostin, which the state can charge tax on

The Russian national helicopter center bought a statue of Archangel Michael

The national helicopter building center named after M. L. Mil and N. I. Kamov, which is part of the rostec state Corporation, is purchasing a statue of the Archangel Michael. Information about this was found by Open media on the official website of the state order placement. The maximum contract price will be 670,000 rubles, according to the documentation.

The European Union will allocate funds to help the people of Belarus.

This was announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She said that of the €53 million, €2 million will go to help victims of political repression and violence by Belarusian authorities, €1 million will be directed to support civil society and independent media, and the remaining €50 million Belarusians will receive to fight coronavirus, support social services and business

Olivia Wilde adapts a female Marvel comic for Sony

Popular Hollywood actress Olivia Wilde has been appointed Director of one of the women’s comics Marvel, which intends to screen the Studio Sony Pictures, the Publication Variety, reports on the signing of a corresponding contract and the imminent launch of the project in production

Released the trailer for the movie ” Cuties»

The girl quickly realizes her freedom and her own attractiveness, frustrating her mother with her traditional values of an immigrant family. The film starred Maymunah Gueye, Misin Therese Diop, Demba diaw and others. Netflix will start showing the film on September 9

The sixth season of “Lucifer” will pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement

Recently, events related to the Black Lives Matter movement have subsided a little, but the world will not be the same. Apparently, this is also the opinion of the showrunner of “Lucifer” Ildi Modrovich, who in a recent interview with ET Online said that one of the episodes of the sixth season will be dedicated to the movement for the rights of the black population

Mariah Carey announced the release date of the album ” The Rarities»

American singer and music producer Mariah Carey has announced the release date of a new album, “The Rarities”. As the artist wrote on Twitter, the album will be released on October 2.

London Grammar released their first single in three years

“Baby It’s You” is the first song recorded by the trio since their collaboration with Flume in 2019. Moreover, this is the first independent single of the band since 2017 — then London Grammar released their second and last album at the moment, ” Truth Is a Beautiful Thing»