1 Sep, 2020

News digest for 08/31/2020

The number of officially registered unemployed in Russia during the period of the coronavirus pandemic increased from 727 thousand to 3.6 million. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of labor Anton Kotyakov during the discussion of measures to increase the level of employment in the United Russia party.

The number of fraud cases has risen to a record high amid the pandemic

During the period of restrictions related to the coronavirus epidemic, the number of registered cases of fraud in Russia has increased dramatically. This is evidenced by the statistics of the Prosecutor General’s office, analyzed by RBC. At the same time, the growth was solely due to telephone and Internet fraud-in the six months of 2020, the number of cases of such fraud increased by 76% compared to the first half of 2019.

Fraud is one of the most frequent crimes committed in Russia.most often, only theft is registered. If the latter during the period of self-isolation became less by 9%, then fraud cases-significantly more, by 36% (article 159-159. 6 of the criminal code).

Armed clashes between India and China have started again

On the night of August 29-30, 2020, the Chinese people’s liberation army troops violated the previous consensus reached during military and diplomatic meetings in the continuation of the standoff in Eastern Ladakh, and carried out provocative military actions to change the status quo, – the Times of India reports the Ministry of defense of India.

China completes exercises in South China and East China seas

The Chinese Navy has completed large-scale exercises in the South China and East China seas, confirming its determination to establish control over the rich natural resources of the disputed territories of the Indo-Pacific region, which are part of the zone of strategic interests of the United States. The maneuvers involving the air force and Navy, accompanied by the launch of ballistic missiles, were a response to the strengthening of the American presence in the region and were perceived in Washington as an attempt to “intimidate the United States and its allies.” By playing up the tension, China has demonstrated its ambition to keep the last word in the dispute over who will own the wealth and strategic routes of the Pacific and Indian oceans.

US to stay in South China sea despite Chinese protests

The United States reserves the right to freedom of navigation in the neutral waters of the South China sea and will not back down from it. It is a pity that Beijing decided to act aggressively and aggressively, said President trump’s national security aide Robert O’brien.

Latvia declares Lukashenka persona non grata

Latvian foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevich has added Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and 29 other high-ranking Belarusian citizens to the list of people banned from entering the country. This decision is stated in a message published on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Latvia

The CEC of Montenegro announced the final results of the parliamentary elections

The ruling Democratic party of socialists won the parliamentary elections in Montenegro, the Central election Commission said. This is reported by TASS.

The democratic party won 35.06% of the vote, the opposition coalition “for the future of Montenegro” — 32.55%, the coalition” Mir — our nation “— 12.53%, the coalition” Black on white “-5.53%,” social Democrats of Ivan Bryovich ” — 4.1%. Thus, United, the opposition forces win the elections, for the first time in 30 years ahead of the ruling party.

The ROC commented on the results of the elections in Montenegro

The Moscow Patriarchate hopes to review the law on alienation of churches and shrines in favor of the state in Montenegro and links the current record voter turnout in the country’s parliamentary elections to the fact that “the feelings of believers were greatly affected” by the current authorities

Italian island mayor threatens strike over migrants

The mayor threatened to organize a General strike and close the island of Lampedusa to migrants. This Italian territory is full of illegal immigrants, TV Center reports. The situation became more complicated over the weekend.

Aston Martin has introduced a version of the DB5 electric car for children

Aston Martin together with the company-manufacturer of miniature cars Little Car Company built a functional scale copy (2/3) of the legendary sports convertible DB5, produced from 1963 to 1965, which was driven by James bond himself.

Warren Buffett buys Japanese stocks

The American holding company Berkshire Hathaway, which is headed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said on August 30 that it acquired just over 5% of the shares of five major Japanese companies, according to the Kyodo news Agency

It became known about the involvement of an ex-FSB special forces officer in the murder in Berlin

Journalists from the Insider, Der Spiegel and the Bellingcat research group in a joint investigation revealed the identity of an alleged accomplice of Russian Vadim Krasikov, who is suspected of murdering Georgian citizen Zelimkhan khangoshvili in Berlin in the summer of 2019.

The burning of the Koran led to riots in Sweden

Mass riots began in the Swedish city of Malmo after members of the right-wing extremist party “Hard course” staged a rally to burn the Koran. According to Life, the authorities tried to prevent such a provocation, but the event still took place.

Berlin film festival to become gender neutral

The organizers announced changes — historically established nominations were replaced by “gender-neutral” ones. From 2021, instead of the award for the best female or male role, the “Silver bear” will be awarded for the main role, the supporting role, regardless of the gender of the performers

Turkey announces exercises in the Mediterranean amid crisis with Greece

Turkey issued an international NAVTEX alert on Saturday to conduct artillery exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean from August 29 to September 11, amid strained relations with Greece over seismic surveys in the disputed area of the shelf.

The European Union plans to impose sanctions against Turkey.

The reason for the fines is the country’s illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. This was stated by the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrel

The General staff of the Czech armed forces announced the start of NATO exercises in the country

NATO military exercises “Ample Strike 2020” will start in the Czech Republic. This was reported in the General staff of the armed forces of the country. Air force exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance in the Czech Republic will last until September 19.

Abe discussed the situation around the Kuril Islands with Putin

The conversation was initiated by the Russian side. The head of state thanked his colleague for their joint work and personal contribution to the development of bilateral cooperation.

Abe, in turn, confirmed Tokyo’s intention to continue dialogue with Moscow to resolve the issue around the Kuril Islands and conclude a peace Treaty

Foreign Ministry of Germany summoned the Ambassador of Belarus because of the deprivation of accreditation of journalists

The representative of the German foreign Ministry, Christopher Burger, noted that the Belarusian Ambassador was called to an “urgent conversation” in the German foreign Ministry. Earlier, German foreign Minister Heiko Maas called the withdrawal of accreditation of journalists in Belarus unacceptable and protested

Lukashenka’s aide rejected the possibility of negotiations with the opposition

Assistant of Alexander Lukashenko Nikolai Latyshonok rejected the possibility of talks with the opposition. He said this to the protesters near the cordon at the independence Palace in Minsk. The Latvian stressed that 20-30% of the population opposed the current President of Belarus.

Russia expels three diplomats of the Slovak

Russia has protested to Slovakia over the expulsion of three Russian diplomats from Bratislava. In response, three Slovak diplomats will be sent from Moscow. The Russian foreign Ministry said this on August 31 to Slovak Ambassador Peter Priputen.

All-Russian youth forum “Islands” opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

The all-Russian youth Forum “Ostrova-2020” is held in Sakhalin on August 30-September 4. Participants were about 1 thousand young people under 35 years of age from 77 regions of Russia.

Moldova lifts ban on entry to the country for Russians

Raisa Nowicki, a spokeswoman for the Republic’s border police, told TASS that the new rules will come into force on September 1. She also added that the” red list ” of countries that are still banned from entering the territory of Moldova includes 53 States.

China condemned the visit of the speaker of the Czech Senate to Taiwan

Beijing reacted very painfully to the visit of a large Czech delegation to Taiwan, which was headed by the speaker of the Senate of the Czech Republic Milos Vystrcil. A delegation of Czech business circles arrived on the island on Sunday to expand trade ties between the Czech Republic and Taiwan. A representative of the Chinese Ministry of foreign Affairs called the delegation’s visit a “provocation” and said that Mr. Vystrchil would “pay dearly” for it. In turn, the Czech politician noted that the Czech Republic is not going to bow to the threats of China.

Lukashenka appeared at his residence for the second time with a machine gun

Natalia Eismont, press Secretary of Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian leader, posted a photo showing the head of state leaving the independence Palace, holding a machine gun. RIA Novosti journalists previously asked Eismont where the Belarusian President is currently staying

The German foreign Ministry supported the continuation of sanctions against Russia

On the one hand, we need constructive relations with Moscow, because without Russia, Europe will not be able to guarantee its security… On the other hand, dark clouds are hanging over our relations, and sanctions must be maintained if nothing changes in place, “said German foreign Minister Heiko Maas, speaking in Paris to the French ambassadors in Europe.” and of course, we also expect Russia to be more actively involved in clarifying the case of (Alexey) Navalny,” he added.

The Council of EU countries in June decided to extend the sanctions imposed in connection with the annexation of Crimea to Russia for a year until June 23, 2021. The European Union emphasizes that it still does not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia.

The Kremlin promised a meeting between Putin and Lukashenko

Russian and Belarusian presidents Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko will meet in Moscow in the near future. This was reported to journalists by the press Secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, reports the correspondent of RBC.

Terms are agreed. The two presidents agreed yesterday that this will take place in the coming weeks. Accordingly, the meeting will definitely take place within a couple of weeks.

Peskov allowed Belarus to transfer experience on changing the Constitution

Answering the question of journalists whether Russia will help Belarus to update the Constitution of the Republic, if a request for assistance is received, the presidential press Secretary replied

This cannot be ruled out, of course, why not share your experience, especially since it is fresh experience, quite rich and expert, as the results of the vote indicate.

Lukashenka promised to hold a referendum on the new Constitution

Belarus is already working on the third version of the country’s Constitution. This was stated by President of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with Chairman of the Supreme court Valentin Sukalo on August 31, BelTA news Agency reports.

To spin, to Express their opinion, what they like, don’t like, their thoughts. I want to say especially zealous, who are shouting for change: they should understand that every adult has one vote when voting for a particular issue in a referendum on the Constitution.

Peskov: negotiations with Belarus on state debt to Russia continue

Negotiations with Minsk on the issue of refinancing the national debt of Belarus are continuing, Russian presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said on August 31.

I will leave this issue to our financial authorities – they are the ones who make contacts with their Belarusian colleagues… Contacts continue.

Kadyrov called on the Belarusian people to support Lukashenko

The head of Chechnya was happy to thank Alexander Grigoryevich for building fraternal relations with the Russian Federation. Kadyrov also criticized the opposition and called on them to come to their senses and join the current government.

European and US countries made a joint statement on Belarus

The press service of the British foreign office published a joint statement with the EU, Switzerland and the United States on what is happening in Belarus.

The main message is that the authorities of the Republic must comply with international agreements and stop using violence and intimidation against protesting citizens.

Western countries also stated that they support Belarusians who are seeking to hold repeated presidential elections, and demanded consideration of the issue of releasing all illegally arrested demonstrators.

The document notes that the authorities of the Republic are obliged to conduct an open investigation of all alleged crimes.

The US announced Russia’s plans to influence the elections in Georgia

US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said that Tbilisi should expect Russian interference in the October parliamentary elections in the country, the correspondent of the newspaper VZGLYAD in Tbilisi reports, citing local media.

Military exercises in the Grodno region have ended in Belarus

Complex tactical exercises with a combined group of troops are coming to an end in the Grodno direction in Belarus, the press service of the Ministry of defense of the Republic reported on Monday. The exercises are held in Belarus on August 28-31

Russians will begin to return money when repaying loans

The borrower can inform about their desire to cancel insurance early within 7-10 days after the loan is repaid. Seven days are given to those who insured themselves, 10-to those who were insured by a financial institution.

On September 1, an out-of-court mechanism for bankruptcy of citizens will be introduced.

To use it, you must meet two conditions — at the time of filing the application, the monetary obligations of a citizen must be at least 50 thousand rubles, but not more than 500 thousand rubles, and no enforcement proceedings should be conducted against him. The application can be submitted to the MFC at the place of residence or stay.

Law on strengthening Patriotic education in Russian schools and universities

On September 1, the law on strengthening Patriotic education in Russian schools and universities comes into force. The law is aimed at creating” a sense of patriotism and citizenship, respect for the memory of defenders of the Fatherland and the exploits of heroes of the Fatherland, for the law and order, the man of labor and the older generation, mutual respect, respect for the cultural heritage and traditions of a multi-ethnic people”, for nature and the environment.

Certificates for free use of social services

From September 1, citizens will be able to get social certificates for free use of social services. The new form will allow you to independently choose the provider of services in the field of education, health, social protection, employment, physical education, sports and tourism.

Law on providing primary school students with free hot meals

On September 1, the law on providing primary school students with free hot meals comes into force. The process will take place in stages until September 1, 2023. This year, 21 billion rubles have been allocated for its implementation.

The host party can be not only a Russian citizen

From September 7, the host country for foreign citizens will be able to be not only a Russian citizen, but also any foreigner who owns housing on the territory of Russia. An application for registration at the place of stay can be submitted through the portal “public Services” or the MFC.

AliExpress will launch Express delivery of products in Russia

A project for Express delivery of food, ready meals and everyday goods called ” Eat!» will launch the company “AliExpress Russia” together with the service “Scooter”. This was announced on August 31 by RBC with reference to a joint statement of the companies.

Tesla has learned to recognize speed limit signs

American car giant Tesla intends to introduce an update for its electric cars, the novelty will receive an improved safety system that will allow you to carefully recognize road signs and apply data during driving.

Until now, Tesla electric cars with autopilot could only be guided by navigation maps, while now the new product will more clearly comply with regulations on the roads. The release dates for Tesla models with this option have not yet been announced.

Who destroyed new roads in Barnaul

Sand miners in Barnaul settlements transported heavy loads on recently repaired roads, despite weight restrictions, the Prosecutor’s office of the Altai territory reported. The head of the city made an idea about the elimination of violations.

Russian traffic police will start using new devices

So, from the first of September this year, the traffic police will get a large number of devices that can assess the road surface and the condition of the car. At the disposal of car inspectors will be equipment for diagnostics of the brake system and steering, a tread depth meter, as well as smoke meters for analyzing exhaust gases. In addition, the service will receive luxometers that can be used to measure the illumination of a road section.

Aeroflot’s loss in the first half of the year increased almost 6 times

Aeroflot Group’s revenue for the first 6 months of 2020 decreased by 52% compared to the same period in 2019 and amounted to 149.35 billion rubles. Net loss amounted to 58.27 billion rubles

Russians have become more active in using credit cards

According to the credit history Bureau (BCI), in July, the share of citizens using credit cards immediately after receiving them reached a historic high. By the end of July, the level of utilization of the limit (making a purchase or receiving funds from an ATM) within the first month after receiving a credit card increased by 14 percentage points to 68%.

“Zarubezhneft” has paid record dividends

As the company notes, the level of dividends for 2019 exceeded the figure a year earlier by 10%. Pay dividends at the rate of 50% of net profit according to international financial reporting standards (IFRS)

Successful over-fulfillment of the company’s goals allowed the company to approve a record amount of dividends in the amount of RUB 6.65 billion by the end of 2019, which is more than 10% higher than last year. For several years, the company has been assigning them at the rate of 50% of net profit, – said in a statement

The us technology sector is worth more than the entire European stock market

The capitalization of companies in the us technology sector exceeded the capitalization of the European stock index Stoxx 600 for the first time in history. In 2007, the capitalization of the Stoxx 600 exceeded the capitalization of companies in the us technology sector by four times.

VEB reported a loss for the six months

VEB made a net loss of 43.5 billion rubles in the first half of 2020. This follows data from the international financial reporting standards of the Corporation, published on August 28. For the same period in 2019, the Corporation had a profit of 12.8 billion rubles.

Gazprom’s net profit in the first half of 2020

Gazprom for January – June 2020 received 32.9 billion rubles of net profit under IFRS related to shareholders, compared to 836.49 billion rubles a year earlier, according to the company’s materials. Gazprom’s revenue for the first half of the year decreased by 1.4 times, to 1.9 trillion rubles.

The Russian government has increased subsidies to regions for converting cars to gas

The Russian government has tripled the amount of subsidies that regions can receive for converting vehicles to gas, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree increasing the amount of subsidies from 25 million to 75 million rubles

The index of business activity in the services sector of China

In August 2020, the business activity index (PMI) in China’s services sector increased immediately by 1 point, to 55.2 points, according to data from the State statistical office. This is the highest level since January 2018 (55.3 points)

Number of Russians with loans and borrowings

The total number of borrowers who are in arrears on Bank loans or loans from micro-financial organizations is 42 million (as of April 1, 2020), of which 5.5 million are clients of micro-financial organizations

Egypt bought a record amount of wheat from Russia

Russian agricultural companies have exported almost 2.3 million tons of wheat to Egypt since the beginning of the season, taking an 80 percent share of the Egyptian market. This is reported by the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to the analysis of “Rusagrotrans”.

Flour mills of Russia proposed to introduce a grain subsidy for the population

The Russian Union of flour and cereal enterprises proposed to consider the mechanism of targeted assistance to the poor as a measure to support the production of bakery products in the conditions of grain price volatility

Oil exports from Russia via the Transneft system

Oil exports from Russia via ports in August decreased by 33.5% to 7.7 million tons. In September, this figure may reach 7.5 million tons. So, in August, the volume in Novorossiysk fell by half, to 1.4 million tons, in Primorsk decreased by 2.4 times, to 2 million tons, respectively.

Net profit of Tsingtao Chinese brewery

Qingdao brewery is listed on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges. The company’s revenue for the specified period from January to June 2020 was 15.68 billion yuan, which is 5.27% lower year-on-year. In six months of operation, the company sold 4.41 million kiloliters of beer.

Don arbitration seized the accounts and property of Donrechflot

The arbitration court of the Rostov region seized the accounts and property of ” Donrechflot “and” Azov-don shipping company ” in the amount of 3.9 million dollars. Information about this is published in the court’s file.

Russian Railways losses for the first half of 2020

Vadim Mikhailov, Deputy General Director of Russian Railways, said that in the first half of 2020, the company suffered a net loss of 46.6 billion rubles in accordance with international financial reporting standards (IFRS).

Profit of the largest banks in China

Major Chinese banks have reported the biggest drop in profits in more than a decade. Thus, the profits of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC), the world’s largest Bank by assets, China Construction Bank Corp., Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. and Bank of China Ltd. it fell by at least 10% in the first half of 2020, according to reports from banks.

External public debt of Belarus for 7 months of 2020

The external public debt of Belarus on August 1 amounted to 17.8 billion dollars, an increase from the beginning of the year by 3.7%, the press service of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic reported on Monday.

Sinopec, the Chinese oil giant, has started making losses for the first time

The largest processor in Asia had a net loss of 21.7 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) compared with a profit of 32.2 billion yuan a year ago, the company said in a statement, citing international accounting standards. The company has never reported a half-year loss since listing in Hong Kong in 2000.

Indian refineries refuse to receive oil from China-linked companies

State-owned Indian refineries refused to buy crude oil from foreign companies linked to China, the Times of India reported

State-owned refineries in India have stopped tenders for the purchase of crude oil from suppliers associated with Chinese companies, as part of the implementation of the decision of the Indian government to restrict imports from neighboring countries, the newspaper writes, referring to the Ministry of oil of India.

OTKRITIE Bank’s net profit

OTKRITIE Bank’s net profit for the first 7 months of 2020 amounted to 24.4 billion rubles. In the first 7 months of 2020, OTKRITIE Bank’s assets increased by 193 billion rubles (+8 percent) to 2.5 trillion rubles. This was announced by the Bank’s press Secretary in the Ural Federal District Sergey Antonov

Released a teaser of the series “Confrontation” based on the novel by Stephen king

Stallone announced the release date of the Director’s version of “Rocky 4”

The Director’s version of the cult action film “rocky 4” will be released on November 27, 2020, exactly 35 years after its premiere in the United States. This statement was made by Sylvester Stallone, who himself worked on the extended version of the film

The trailer for the film “the Human voice” by Pedro Almodovar has been released

The trailer for the new short film “the Human voice”by Pedro Almodovar has been published on the Internet. The main role in the film was played by Tilda Swinton. The film was an adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s monopiesa

The series “kept Women” will get a third season and a different Director

Video service START on August 28 announced that the series “kept Women” will be renewed for another, third season. The main role will still be played by Daria Moroz. And the Director will be her father — Yuri Moroz, known for the projects “Brothers Karamazov” and ” Dot»

Yekaterinburg will host the “Petrushka the Great” festival

The x international festival of puppet theaters Petrushka Veliky will be held in Yekaterinburg from September 10 to 14. The theme of this year’s festival is the connection of times. Puppet shows from France, Germany will be presented

University grove in Tomsk will be painted with works of art students

According to representatives of Tomsk state University, on September 3, everyone can see the works of emerging artists on the University’s fence. All illustrations will fit on stands near the Scientific library (old building). You can admire the art online or by visiting an offline exhibition. Tomichi can view All the works from September 3 to October 15.

A new power unit reactor was launched at the Leningrad NPP

The successful launch of the nuclear reactor of the new power unit No. 2 took place at the Leningrad nuclear power plant (NPP). This was stated by the operator of Russian nuclear power plants — Rosenergoatom concern. The event is rated as one of the main events in the Russian nuclear power industry over the past few years.

Chinese smartphones was accused of illegal withdrawal of money

In smartphones Techo Chinese manufacturer Transsion found malicious software, writes the publication Buzzfeed News. Many users of these devices faced the fact that money was debited from their account due to paid subscriptions that they did not ask for.

Samsung 980 Pro solid-state drive enters the market

Samsung has released a 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe m solid state drive.2 with a maximum read speed of 7000 MB / s (1 TB SKU). This means that computer gamers can install a high-speed solid-state drive in their machines, which will challenge the much-touted ultra-fast SSD that will come with the PS5, at least in terms of processing uncompressed data

Google has launched a quantum simulation of a chemical reaction for the first time

The Google AI Quantum team claims that it was able to conduct the first quantum simulation of a chemical reaction. According to experts, they used a computer with a 54-qubit sycamore quantum processor to simulate changes in the configuration of the diazene molecule

LG demonstrated the LG Wing smartphone with a double rotating screen

LG demonstrated the LG Wing smartphone with a double rotating screen. A video appeared online that shows us the advantages of such a screen. The rotating T-shaped screen allows you to work in two applications or play games using the main screen to control, and the second to view the map.

Instagram Facebook sued over account that sold likes on Instagram

Instagram Facebook is suing again for fake likes on Instagram. Instagram Facebook is suing a man who sold fake likes and comments on Instagram as part of a “fake interaction service,” Facebook said in a statement

Android found a vulnerability that can be used to steal confidential data

Oversecured, an app security company, discovered a vulnerability in the Android system that allowed malicious apps to access critical user data.

Google confirmed the discovery of the problem and stressed that it has already been fixed. According to Toshin, to finally get rid of the risks, all app developers should update the Play Core libraries

In the US, the first case of self-healing from AIDS was revealed

According to the results of the study published in the journal Nature, American scientists found a person whose virus lived in the body for 24 years, and then spontaneously disappeared. Previously, doctors have already met with a complete cure for the disease. However, this was the result of special treatment.

Scientists were able to determine the temperature during the ice age

Experts have studied samples of ancient ice and deposits on the walls of caves during the glaciation. As a result, they found that during the last ice age, which occurred 2.6 million years ago, the average temperature of the Earth was about nine degrees

The main culprit of inflammation in the intestines has been identified

Scientists have determined that the cause of inflammatory bowel diseases is damage to the immune system cells-T-killers. If in healthy people the cells of the immune system fight with other cells of the body affected by intracellular parasites, then in sick people the immune system begins to attack harmless bacteria in the intestines.

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) affect between 6 million and 8 million people worldwide. Such ailments can be accompanied by pain, chronic disorders, frequent and” urgent ” acts of defecation, stool with blood and weight loss.

Compact nuclear battery developed by Russian scientists

According to experts, beta-voltaic cells, which are used in the battery, make it possible to use it for twenty years. At the same time, it does not need to be recharged. After the scientists announced their development, many scientific publications around the world have already written about it

Scientists have found a mutation that increases the craving for romance

Researchers at McGill University in Quebec interviewed 111 couples about their relationships: how often they laugh, quarrel, ask each other for help, what emotions are caused by communication with each other. It turned out that the most sociable and romantic were carriers of a certain mutation in the CD38 gene associated with the production of oxytocin. Such people forgave their partner more easily, were less angry and disappointed, and adapted to the relationship faster. In addition, they often referred to their partners ‘ caring.

In Japan, they created fibers that can glue a person to the ceiling

Scientists from the National Institute of materials science in Japan have artificially grown fibers that mimic the hairs on the foot of a fly. So, the development of researchers allows you to stick to any smooth surface. The results of the study are presented in the journal Communications Biology.

How to neutralize microbes from the Martian soil

A new method for safely analyzing samples from Mars by capturing hypothetically possible microorganisms contained there with calcium carbonate crystals was developed by a group of Japanese scientists led by associate Professor Suzuki Yohei from the University of Tokyo, August 31, NHK World-Japan reports.

Quantum exchange between two computer chips

Experts from the University of Bristol and the technical University of Denmark for the first time managed to carry out a quantum exchange between two computer chips. Scientists managed to send information from one chip to another, bypassing all sorts of standard connections. The principle of this method is based on the so-called quantum entanglement.

Doctors described a new way to lose weight — walking on tiptoe

The beneficial effects of walking can be enhanced if you walk on tiptoe-say American researchers who have found that this type of walking is good for weight loss. About how to spend more calories when walking, told the staff of the University of Utah.

A 10 million-year-old tree has been discovered in the Peruvian Andes

In the Central Andes, a fossilized tree about 10 million years old was found under volcanic ash at an altitude of four thousand meters above sea level. Previously, scientists were able to find only fragments of the tree, but this time an entire trunk was found. Now only grass grows in the altipano meadow.

A way to store solar energy was invented in Cambridge

Carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight produce oxygen and methane acid,which can be stored as fuel, or converted to hydrogen fuel.

Scientists have discovered a way to dissolve blood clots in blood vessels

Doctor of chemical Sciences Vladimir Vinogradov developed a project for the treatment of blood clots formed in the blood. The scientific work will be carried out with the support of a presidential grant. Blood clots clog blood vessels and often cause death.

Belarusian border guards did not allow the head of the Catholic Church in Belarus to enter the country.

Belarusian border guards refused entry to Metropolitan Tadeusz Kondrusevich of Minsk-Mogilev, Chairman of the conference of Catholic bishops in Belarus, without explanation.

Kondrusevich was not allowed to enter the country at the border crossing of Kuznitsa-Bialystok-Bruzgi, when he was returning from a business trip to Poland. At the same time, Tadeusz Kondrusevich is a citizen of Belarus.

FBK published an investigation into the illegal business of officials in Novosibirsk.

The film entitled “Who captured the capital of Siberia and how to liberate it” tells about the deputies of the city Duma and officials of the administration of Novosibirsk, who are the beneficiaries of large construction companies and housing and utilities organizations. Alexey Navalny worked on it shortly before his poisoning.

Forcibly recovered in favor of Yevgeny Prigozhin

From the accounts of Lyubov Sobol, 34 million rubles were forcibly collected in favor of Yevgeny Prigozhin. She posted a screenshot of the Bank account on Twitter.

A few days ago, the businessman bought out the debt of Navalny, Sobol and FBK from Moskovsky Shkolnik. Now they have to pay 88 million rubles personally to the businessman.

The plant sued the FBC after an investigation in which a” Moscow schoolboy ” was accused of an outbreak of dysentery in Moscow’s educational institutions in 2018.

At Alfa-Bank: “We execute the decision of bailiffs, as any Russian Bank should do. If the amount specified in the resolution is greater than the amount on the account, a minus sign will be displayed.”

Overpass for a billion rubles washed away by rain

In the Krasnoselsky district of St. Petersburg, the ground collapsed on the bridge opened less than a month ago on the Krasnoselsky highway in Gorelovo. This overpass cost the city a billion rubles and 3 years of work, says the group “Transport COLLAPSE, Krasnoe Selo”.

The emergency occurred due to washout after heavy rains. The ground collapsed in a section about 20 meters deep and about 10 meters wide. There was a threat of collapse of the asphalt pavement and the overpass itself. As a result, the passage to the SNT “Sodruzhestvo”was completely blocked. Streams of water and wet sand flowed down from the bridge, and pillars began to fall into the washout.

The TFR cannot charge Furgal because of a 15-year-old ruling

The investigative Committee can not charge the former Governor of the Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgal on the key episode of the case — the murder of businessman Yevgeny Zori. As Kommersant found out, the investigative Department of the Khabarovsk city Prosecutor’s office 15 years ago found Furgal not involved in this case. Today, the issue of canceling the decree will be considered in the Moscow city court.

Protests in Khabarovsk continue, today is the 52nd day


Russians overdue more than 40% of microloans

By the end of the second quarter, the share of overdue debt in MFIs ‘ portfolios reached 42%. Such data, as reported by TASS, is given in the review by the National rating Agency (NRA).

The contractor from KHMAO told about bullying in part

A contract worker from Khanty-Mansiysk, Bern Friedrich, started talking about the humiliations he was subjected to in the unit. According to Byrne, he signed the contract on July 16 and began serving as an ordinary operator. Two weeks after the start of the service, he had a conflict with Sergeant Mammadov.

For him to humiliate a person is a common thing. Can simply so offend, suddenly hit Sent us on Aduiskiy landfill on four days. The first two days were quiet. On the third day in the evening, we sit by the fire. Suddenly Mamedov got up from behind and wrung his hand. It was very painful. Later, when he was already drunk, he came up and beat me with a stick. He hit me on the head, and my helmet slipped off, leaving a bruise on my face. After that, there were headaches. Often in front of everyone, apparently he jokes like that, offers to perform a sexual act with him, – said Bern Friedrich.

Earlier, the defense Ministry announced the complete elimination of hazing in the Russian army.

Anniversary of victory over Japan will be marked with a light show

On September 3, Smolensk, Veliky Novgorod, Voronezh, Rostov-on-don, Sevastopol, Tula and Khabarovsk will host the light historical show “Fight for Victory”. The organizers timed the event to the 75th anniversary of the end of world war II and the victory of the Soviet troops over the Japanese army.

70 million rubles were allocated from the presidential grants Fund for a series of three-hour shows. The charitable Foundation “Memory of generations” headed by United Russia Deputy Valentina Tereshkova submitted an application for a presidential grant of 69.8 million rubles in November 2019 and won the first competition in 2020.

State support for end-to-end technologies in Russia

The government Commission on digital development approved the development of “end-to-end technologies”, which will be allocated 46.3 billion rubles of state support until 2024. Among them-the creation of another domestic operating system (OS), as well as analogues of popular solutions for video communication Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

At the same time, the total amount of 46.3 billion rubles includes not only grants, but also, for example, direct financing of projects (similar to state orders), financing of venture funds and private equity funds, state corporations and companies with state participation.

Mishustin’s instructions on the results of his trip to the far East:

  • Financing of the first stage of construction of the Kamchatka regional hospital
  • Reconstruction of the Magadan regional cancer dispensary
  • Equipment of the Chukotka district hospital
  • Creation of telecommunications infrastructure in Chukotka with access to a unified telecommunications network
  • The preservation of feed-in tariffs for electricity for 8 years
  • Inventory of real estate of the national fish Resource
  • Reducing the region’s dependence on vegetable imports
  • Updating the fleet of aircraft for regional and local transportation