29 Aug, 2019

News digest for 08/28/2019

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Volume of Russia’s “secret” economy

Russia’s spending on the purchase of weapons and intellectual property products in 2017 amounted to 4.85 trillion rubles. It is reported owned by Grigory Berezkin the RBC, citing data from Rosstat. This represents almost 5.3 per cent of GDP for the year in question.

Another us Senator complained about the refusal to issue a Russian visa

This time we are talking about Democrat Chris Murphy, who was also going to visit Russia as part of a bipartisan delegation. This can be read in a press statement published on the personal website of Mr. Murphy, who represents the state of Connecticut in the Senate and is a member of his Committee on foreign relations.

The Senator, who calls himself a “tough critic of the Kremlin,” argues that at a tense moment in us-Russian relations, which are going through difficult times, including a crisis in disarmament issues, it is Russia that is “not interested in dialogue.”

As owners of the world’s largest nuclear arsenals capable of destroying each other, we have a responsibility to maintain security throughout the world. – Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator

Employees of the Pension Fund sold personal data of Russians

The Prosecutor General’s office of the Russian Federation began checking the Pension Fund of Russia (FIU) and non-state pension funds (NPF). The reason for the check was the massive abuse of the transfer of pension savings of citizens in the NPF, writes “Kommersant”.

“According to the FIU, the results of transition campaign 2017-2018 from the PFR to NPF received 209,2 billion rubles”, — specifies the edition.

According to the version of the Supervisory authority, the FIU workers illegally, for a fee, forward money to the Russians in the NPF, using a fake notary confirming signatures. The Prosecutor’s office believes that because of this, the Russians could lose investment income of 45 billion rubles.

The Finance Ministry and the Central Bank of Russia will present a new system of pension savings

The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank will present a new model for the formation of pension savings in a week, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev told reporters. He specified that the new system would not be called “Individual pension capital” as previously planned.

Pompeo confirmed US plans to work on Russia’s return to the G8

US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in an interview with FOX59 and CBS4 confirmed that the us administration intends to work on Russia’s return to the G8 format, in which the country’s leader Donald trump is interested.

The greening of Moscow do not cheap

Moscow city hall is ready to spend 1.5 billion rubles to plant 1,179 trees and 108 thousand shrubs and care for them, found “Open media”. Planting each birch, Linden, Apple or Christmas tree will cost the city 200 thousand rubles.

For Russian teachers developed norms of behavior in social networks

Specialists of the Ministry of Education together with the all-Russian trade Union of education workers have developed regulated norms of behavior for teachers in social networks, the newspaper “Izvestia”reports on August 27.

According to the document, teachers are advised to refrain from using obscene language on the network, as well as from posting “information that harms the health or development of children” — such as pornography, description of suicide methods, promotion of alcohol and drug use.

Risk ratios will increase for all loans

The Central Bank decided to “stop” the practice of banks to artificially increase the terms of consumer loans-loans for more than five years will be taken into account when calculating the debt burden of individuals as five-year. The Central Bank makes changes to the concept of PD, which is introduced on October 1, 2019.

Since October, in addition to the UCS, the debt burden of the borrower will be taken into account in the regulation, which will be calculated as the sum of average monthly payments for all loans and borrowings to the average monthly income of the borrower. Risk ratios will increase for all loans to heavily indebted borrowers with a PD of more than 50%.

The Deputy Governor of the Khabarovsk territory took the radar from the traffic police officer

Brawl on the road made by the first Vice-Premier of the government of Khabarovsk territory Vladimir Hlopov — he assaulted a COP and robbed the traffic police radar.

“Klapow staged a fight on one of the posts of the speed control in the village of Friendship”, — has informed a number of channels.


In France neutralized the virus, which subdued 850 thousand computers

The special Center of the French gendarmerie for combating cybercrime (C3N) managed to neutralize the virus, which for a long time was used for its own purposes by a large network of hackers. This was reported on Tuesday by the newspaper Le Figaro.

According to her, in the course of countering cybercriminals gendarmes managed to neutralize involved in their attacks more than 850 thousand computers. They belonged to users who knew nothing about the fact that their equipment is remotely controlled by hackers.

Depardieu received land near Minsk for the construction of a house

The representative of the French actor Gerard Depardieu Julia Mosman confirmed to RBC that he received a land area of 0.15 hectares near Minsk. So she commented on previously appeared in the publication tut.by information about the new possession of the actor in the village Laprovince.

We have to buy unregistered drugs

Almost 13% of patients with cancer has gained not registered in Russia medicines, this was stated by member of the Public Council on the accessibility of medical care at Ministry of health of Russia Irina Borovkova, citing data from the Association of cancer patients of the study.

The Ministry of industry and trade proposed to introduce a quota for state orders of domestic goods

The Russian authorities are considering the possibility of establishing a quota of 50% for state orders of Russian goods. The measure may become a temporary economic support for Russian producers of goods and organizations of the military-industrial complex (MIC).

The death of winter crops caused 1.5 billion rubles of losses to Tatarstan

Winter crops died on the area of 200 thousand hectares in Tatarstan. The damage is estimated at almost 1.5 billion rubles and Tatarstan still hopes to receive compensation in this regard. At a briefing in the Cabinet of Ministers said the head of the Ministry of agriculture Marat Akhmetov

Chinese consortium intends to buy a gold mining company in the Baikal Region

A consortium of Chinese investors with the participation of Fosun is moving forward in the deal to buy the Russian gold producer “Highest”. May list, a company associated with the consortium, has filed a petition with FAS for the acquisition of 100% of the gold miner, which has not yet been approved. Fosun is probably operating in a consortium with the state-owned Zhaojin Mining Industry, whose top management has announced large-scale plans to double production through the acquisition of foreign assets.

Debts of Russians for housing and communal services rose to 564 billion rubles

At the end of the first quarter of 2019, the debts of Russians for housing and communal services (HCS) amounted to 564.5 billion rubles. This “Izvestia” reported in the Ministry of construction. Compared to the same period last year, the debt increased by 28.7 billion rubles. Most individuals have not listed for heat supply-146.4 billion rubles.

Bank “St. Petersburg” increased interest income

Net interest income for the 1st half of 2019 amounted to RUB 11.1 billion (+7.3% compared to the 1st half of 2018). Compared to the 1st half of 2018, interest income increased by 9.5%; the bulk of interest income is represented by interest income from loans issued – 71.9%, which increased during the 1st half of 2019 by 11.8%.

British Petroleum announced the sale of all assets in Alaska

BP plans to sell a full $5.6 billion stake in Alaska, the press service of the British company said. It is specified that the buyer is Hilcorp Alaska, which will receive part of the stake in the TRANS-Alaska oil pipeline and the exploration division of BP in Alaska.

Russian stock prices for gasoline began to rise

In mid-August, exchange prices for gasoline went up, fuel has already risen by about 6%, said “Kommersant”. The Federal Antimonopoly service believes that the increase in wholesale prices for gasoline is associated with a decrease in supply in the market. This, in turn, is due to the planned repairs to be carried out at three Rosneft refineries and one Gazprom Neft in September»

Indian authorities are unhappy with the terms of contracts with Gazprom for LNG

India is considering revision of long term contracts for the supply of liquefied natural gas. The terms of Gazprom’s agreement with India’s Gail for 2.5 million tonnes, which was last revised in early 2018, may also be at risk. Many LNG buyers are thinking about changing long-term contracts, since their prices, tied to oil, are already twice as high as in the spot market.

Putin has allowed Erdogan to purchase su-57

According to available information, Erdogan asked Putin the possibility of buying a plane. The Turkish leader directly asked if it was possible to buy the su-57, to which the Russian President responded positively.

Erdogan criticized the actions of Syria in Idlib

The actions of the Syrian army, which allegedly allows the bombing of civilian objects in the de-escalation zone in Idlib, interfere with the implementation of the Sochi Memorandum on Syria, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The electronic passport has proposed to equip the SIM card

Cellular operators have proposed to add e-passports feature Mobile ID. This will allow users to perform remote authentication. But experts fear that so personal data of Russians will leak abroad.

Estonian energy company agreed to buy more LNG from Russia

Estonia will start receiving Russian LNG in September. State concern Eesti Energia will receive liquefied natural gas from the factory “kriogaz Vysotsk” through the Klaipeda terminal in Lithuania. This information was confirmed by BNS in Eesti Energia.

Kazakhstan to increase oil production to 100 million tons in 2024

Kazakhstan plans to increase oil production to 100 million tons in 2024. This was stated at a government meeting today by the head of the Ministry of national economy Ruslan Dalenov, the TV channel “MIR 24”.

Norway in July 2019 increased hydrocarbon production by 29%

In July 2019, Norway managed to increase oil, condensate and LPG production by 28.9% to 1.799 million barrels. / day. compared to 1.396 million b / d in June 2019, However, compared to July 2018, the figure decreased by 6%.

The Central Bank recommended the Norwegian state Fund to reduce investment in European assets

The Norwegian Central Bank has recommended that the state pension Fund (aka the Oil Fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth Fund) reduce investment in European stocks and substantially increase the share of North American companies.

Each spouse is entitled to a tax deduction

The Ministry of Finance of Russia explained the procedure of receiving a property tax deduction each spouse when buying an apartment in common ownership (the letter of Department tax and customs policy of the Ministry of Finance of Russia from August 15, 2019 No. 03-04-05/62119).

When buying an apartment at the expense of the total income of the spouses, each of them has the right to receive property tax deductions in the amount of actually incurred expenses for the purchase of an apartment and to repay interest on a mortgage loan. It does not matter in the name of which of the spouses issued such property, as well as who of them made the money in its acquisition. The only condition for obtaining a deduction is that it should not be used earlier.

The U.S. approved the sale of Japan 73 interceptors of a missile defense system

The US state Department has approved the possible sale of 73 interceptor missiles for Japan’s missile defense system at a total cost of 3.29 billion dollars, according to the Agency for cooperation in the field of defense and security, part of the Pentagon.

Kurdish troops depart from the Syrian-Turkish border

Kurdish militia YPG and SDF agreed to withdraw part of the troops from the Syrian-Turkish border under an agreement between Turkey and the United States, August 27, reports Reuters.

It is expected that the” safe zone ” in the North-East of Syria, the creation of which Turkey insists, will be from 5 to 14 kilometers. The zone will be patrolled by joint units of Turkey and the United States.

IT conference in Germany canceled because of the ” dominance of white men»

Annual conference for PHP developers Central Europe was to be held 4-6 October. More than 250 applications for presentations and seminars were submitted. The organizers have selected 39 of them, but in July began to appear in social networks, which PHPCE this year “is held with the limitation “Only for white men,” writes 22century.

One of the registered participants, the Director of the development Department Platform.sh Larry Garfield semetic also that many of the announced speakers are going to read two of the report or to conduct a seminar. In this regard, he suggested that they abandon some of these activities, freeing up time for women. But the organizers noticed that among the 250 applications filed, there was only one from a woman, and the selection of applications has already been completed. Garfield then announced that he was withdrawing from the conference. He said he expected a “more diverse set of speakers”next year.

Another participant, mark Baker, added that the organizers, forming an all-male composition of speakers, limit participation in the conference for women and minorities. As a result, Baker also declined to participate in the conference.

“Many potential participants, especially representatives of minorities, will look at this composition and come to the conclusion that the conference is not for them. They don’t just look at the content of the discussion – they look for role models, people like them, people who would inspire them… and they don’t see that in a male – dominated line-up,” he said.

The organizers decided to simply cancel the event

China has banned a US warship from entering the port of Qingdao

The Chinese authorities rejected the request of the American side to enter the us warship in the Chinese port city of Qingdao. This was reported on Tuesday by Reuters, citing a Pentagon spokesman.

In the United States filed lawsuits against major cruise companies that worked with Cuba

Five lawsuits against three major cruise companies operating with Cuba were registered in the United States under the Helms-Burton act, which allows U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies controlling property on the island confiscated after the revolution.

The mascot and slogan of the 46th WorldSkills world Championship in Shanghai became known

After open voting, the winners were hand drawn images of boy Nandana (Ability) and girls Caocao (Skillfulness). Their appearance refers to the landmark building for Shanghai – the TV tower “Eastern pearl”. They are in work clothes, goggles, in their hands, dressed in gloves, they hold Lu Ban castle, which embodies the spirit of ancient craftsmanship. Mascots hold up their thumbs and spread their hands wide, inviting artists from all over the world to come to Shanghai to participate in competitions.

The slogan of the 46th world championship of professional skills WorldSkills Stanislava “skills Workshops change the world” (Master skills, Change the world). It means that technical skills are the driving force behind the development of human civilization, the common wealth of our world. It is necessary to master the skills to change the world, to open the future for the benefit of mankind.

The President of Bolivia decided to personally participate in extinguishing forest fires

According to Agencia Boliviana de Información, Bolivian President Evo Morales visited the areas covered by forest fires in the region of Chiquitania in the Department of Santa Cruz, where he inspected the work of firefighters, as well as took part in the fight against fire.

Congressmen urged trump to impose sanctions against Turkey over S-400

Members of the American house of representatives (lower house of Congress) Committee on foreign Affairs called on US President Donald trump to impose sanctions against Turkey over the purchase of Russian s-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

US intelligence agencies accused China of using LinkedIn to recruit agents

Representatives of the counterintelligence services of a number of Western countries said the growth of the use of social networks by foreign agents to recruit spies, the most active in this area is China, and LinkedIn is the most popular platform for recruitment, writes the New York Times.

Pakistan plans to close airspace to India

“The Prime Minister is considering a complete closure of the country’s airspace to India,” the Minister said on Twitter.

Brazil to accept UK aid in extinguishing fires in Amazon

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Brazil, Aresto araújo on behalf of the government of the country agreed to accept the UK help to fight forest fires in the Amazon, reports the newspaper “Globo”.

An increase in the brightness of the star’s environment in the neighboring galaxy was recorded

Observations of the PSR B0540-69 pulsar in the large Magellanic cloud galaxy by several observatories showed that the pulsar wind nebula surrounding it gradually began to increase its brightness in the x-ray range after it experienced a sudden increase in the rate of deceleration of rotation in 2011.

Moscow will host a series of organ concerts about the life of Bach

On August 30, the oldest Lutheran Cathedral in Moscow will host the premiere of the new project of the Bel Canto Foundation – “well-tempered hoax”, which is a new format of musical and historical events.

In the marvel movie universe will be a superhero-gay

It is known that the film will be based on the comic book Chloe Zhao. However, what is the character of the popular comic Feige had in mind, no one yet knows.

“He’s married, he has a family and a big secret related to his real essence”, — said Feige, leaving the name of the character secret.

The hotel is in the style of “Star wars” opens in the United States

In the early days before the guests will perform those who make films _ including the heads of HBO, Universal, Sony and other studios, the producers of the cult films (such as Mad Max, planet of the apes, Star wars, etc.), as well as another 20 key speakers from the USA, Europe and Asia.

The Studio “Mill” considering the way girlfriends Luntik

Animation Studio “Mill” is engaged in the study of the image of the girlfriend Luntik, which may be called Harrier. One option was presented. The animators portrayed the girlfriend Luntik with a Bang and kind of curls

Terms of issue of Telegram cryptocurrency

The American newspaper the New York Times called the launch date of the new blockchain-platform Telegram Open Network (TON) c own cryptocurrency Gram, over which the founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov and his team have been working for several years.

Sberbank began work on its own “smart” column

Sberbank began developing its own “smart” column, told three sources close to the Bank. According to one of the interlocutors of RBC, the work is still non-public, and the presentation of the device is possible not earlier than next year.

In 2019, an unmanned cargo ship will go to sea

In 2019, for the first time in history, an Autonomous cargo ship without a crew will sail. As noted by the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung, in the foreseeable future, such bulk carriers will plow the ocean in large numbers, becoming a kind of”Ghost ships”.
Huami has presented smart watch Amazfit GTS and Sports Smart Watch 3

The event in China, the company Huami announced a line of new “smart” hours Amazfit, which included models Amazfit GTS and Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3. Amazfit GTS GTS Externally Huami Amazfit largely resembles the Apple Watch.

The first flight was made by an unusual cargo drone from Bell

On the eve of the flight tailsitter (landing on the tail) APT 70 was shown by representatives of the company, who talked about the technical features of new items and its capabilities. Firm bell introduced the drone APT 70, where 70 indicates carried weight in pounds (about 32 kilograms).

Xiaomi invented the scarf, heated and tightening on the neck

Xiaomi company has filed a patent application in which he described his new invention. It turned out to be a scarf that not only warms the owner, but also eliminates the need from time to time to correct it, writes Gizmochina.

A special system, according to the authors, will independently tighten the scarf in automatic mode-sensors will monitor the degree of tension of the fabric and increase the intensity of coverage. Whether it will be possible to control it from a smartphone is still unknown.

Canon’s home printer got a large touch screen and the option to print nail stickers

The flagship model is Canon Pixma TS8340 equipped with a printing system with six separate ink tanks, a 4.3-inch touch color screen, two-way paper feeding system, dual-band Wi-Fi module (2.4/5 GHz), SD card slot for direct printing from a flash drive, and multipurpose tray for printing on discs and create labels on the nails.

Emporio Armani has released a smart watch in which you can swim

Emporio Armani’s new touch – screen smartwatch collection combines cutting-edge technology with the perfect urban style.

«Yandex.Zen ” is embedded in Viber

Viber developers and “Yandex.Zen ” jointly develop a pilot version of the news tab, which integrates the capabilities of the news feed “Zen” in the messenger interface. Thus, the developers plan to significantly expand their reading audience.

In Peru, the Indians drove Russian scientists from mount Huascaran

Russian scientists were evacuated from Peru because of the aggression of local residents from the Indian tribe. Members of an international expedition of glaciologists studying ice were evacuated by helicopter. According to TASS, local residents came to the camp of researchers and demanded the immediate completion of all work, although the Peruvian authorities allowed the experts to carry them out.

“Yandex” will warn drivers about approaching schools

By the beginning of the new school year ” Yandex.Navigator ” will learn to warn drivers about approaching unregulated pedestrian crossings near schools. If a motorist is speeding, he will hear a voice message.

Preparing a child for school has become twice as expensive

The survey showed that Russians began to spend twice as much money on preparing a child for school compared to 2017. This is reported by TASS with reference to the data VTSIOM. Thus, the residents of Russia spent or plan to spend an average of 26 thousand 986 rubles.

“Apartment” child support

The Russian government is currently working on amendments to the Family code. If they are accepted and come into force, the judges will be able to appoint additional alimony in favor of the parent remaining with the child to resolve the housing issue of children. About it writes “the Russian newspaper”.

A million rubles for moving to the village

The program “Zemsky Uchitel”, which involves a one-time payment of 1 million rubles for those who move to work in schools in villages and small towns, is designed for teachers under the age of 55 years.

Muscovites raised the minimum pension

From September 1, the city social standard of the minimum income of unemployed pensioners will increase, according to the official website of the mayor of Moscow. Sergei Sobyanin raised payments to 19.5 thousand rubles. That is, now elderly Muscovites will receive two thousand more.

In Moscow, the court dismissed the claim against the couple who took the child to the rally

The Perovsky court of Moscow refused to consider the claim of Prosecutor’s office about deprivation of parental rights of Dmitry and Olga Prokazov who came to unauthorized meeting on July 27 with the child. About it reports the edition Znak.com Wednesday, August 28.

According to the lawyer of the family Maxim Pashkov, the case was transferred to the Lefortovsky court, at the place of residence of its principals.

“Where the Prosecutor’s office was in such a hurry that it gave the case to the wrong court, I do not know,” he added.

The situation has already intervened Commissioner under the President of Russia for the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova, she asked the Prosecutor’s office to withdraw the claim to deprive the spouses of parental rights.

World democracy index.

Advanced economies such as France, Japan, and the United States found themselves in the category of “imperfect democracies.”
Japan, which has a negative rating due to inaction on gender inequality, has actually made improvements, but still “has a long way to go.”
Among the lowest ranked countries were North Korea, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Of the European Nations with the lowest rating were Russia and Belarus.

The Kremlin refused to link the incident in Anapa with police impunity

The Kremlin does not believe that the case of forced sex of a minor athlete in Anapa indicates “total impunity” of the police. This was stated by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering questions from journalists, reports RBC.

Putin again bought Kuban ice cream. Again at the air show. The same saleswoman

During a visit to the MAX air show, Russian President Vladimir Putin bought ice cream from the same saleswoman as in 2017. This drew attention to the publication of “Mediazona”. Two years ago, the head of state tried ice cream together with the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov and other officials.

A criminal case against the Director of the FBK Ivan Zhdanov

Against the Director of Fund of struggle against corruption Ivan Zhdanov prosecuted for willful failure to judgment. A notification of the service of judicial bailiffs tweeted his lawyer Vladimir Voronin. Zhdanov accused that he does not remove from the Internet movie FBK “He’s not Dimon.”

The US will strengthen Eastern Europe.

The United States is going to deliver to Lithuania 500 armored vehicles worth $170.8 million, announced the US state Department. It is specified that we are talking about light unified tactical vehicles Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). They are currently in service with the land forces, special forces and the us marine corps.

List of candidates supported by Navalny

Navalny’s team published a list of candidates that the politician supports in the elections to the Moscow city Duma on September 8. 35 of 45 — representatives of the Communist party. As a” Smart choice ” in the 21st district, the opposition recommends Leonid Zyuganov-grandson of the head of the Communist party of Russia Gennady Zyuganov.

Owner refused to serve gay bakery fined in Kemerovo

In Kemerovo, the court fined the owner of the bakery Anton Ipatov, who refused to serve gays. This is reported by RIA “Novosti” with reference to the decision posted on the website of the court. It is specified that the court found him guilty under the article “Incitement of hatred or enmity, as well as humiliation of human dignity” and imposed a fine of 10 thousand rubles.

Imported organic products can be removed from the shelves of the Russian Federation

Organic products that do not have Russian certificates may disappear from the shelves after the entry into force of the law “on organic products”.

Half of Russian families with children have a loan

In Russia, families with children are twice as likely as other Russians to take out consumer loans. As a result, 52% of such families have them. This was stated in Sberbank. It is noted that in General 28% of Russians aged 18-65 years have a consumer loan.

The Bank of Russia will issue a commemorative silver coin for the 100th anniversary of VGIK

On August 28, the Bank of Russia issues a commemorative coin, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the all-Russian state Institute of cinematography (VGIK) named after S. A. Gerasimov. The three ruble coin is made of silver, the press service of the Central Bank of Russia reported.

Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to form an Alliance

Japanese automakers Toyota and Suzuki signed an agreement to create an Alliance. Talk about it. The purpose of the Alliance is “to establish and promote long-term partnerships for the development of cooperation in new areas, including Autonomous driving”.

Toyota is expected to acquire a 4.9% stake in Suzuki for a total of 96 billion yen ($907 million), and Suzuki will buy Toyota shares for 48 billion yen ($453 million).tsya August 28 in a joint statement of the companies published on the Toyota website.

Smolny is preparing to issue bonds for 36.9 billion rubles

The authorities of St. Petersburg will decide on the bond issue in late November-early December 2019. The maximum amount of borrowing will be 36.9 billion rubles. In 2020, this figure will increase to 74 billion rubles, and in 2021 — 96.5 billion rubles.

China will release its own cryptocurrency until November 11

Forbes claims that the people’s Bank of China will present its own cryptocurrency before November 11. According to the publication, this day in the country celebrate the day of the bachelor and held mass sales