11 Sep, 2020

News digest for 09/10/2020

Mysterious properties of dark matter revealed

Scientists at the Harvard and Smithsonian center for astrophysics in the United States conducted detailed simulations of mysterious dark matter to reveal its supposed properties. The unexpected results are reported by Universe Today.

Researchers have suggested that dark matter consists of weakly interacting massive particles (wimps) with a mass that is about a hundred times greater than that of a proton. In the model, such dark matter formed halos around galaxies. However, it turned out that halos can have completely different masses: from the mass of the planet to the masses of galactic clusters. They have a characteristic structure, becoming more dense from the edges to the center.

Remains of an ancient Primate previously unknown to science have been discovered in India

International researchers have identified the remains of a creature found in India in 2015. The fossilized lower molar tooth belongs to an ancient APE previously unknown to science. Scientists used the tooth to restore the full appearance of the Primate, which was given the name Kapi ramnagarensis.

Vitamin B1 deficiency leads to the development of alcoholic dementia

A group of scientists from the Medical University of Vienna suggested that iron deposits in the brain, formed against the background of a lack of vitamin B1, may be the main cause of cognitive decline. They presented their results in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Engineers have created a motorized backpack

This motorized backpack dampens inertia from the loads in the backpack when walking, thereby making it easier to carry. Experiments have shown that a person walking with such a backpack spends 11% less energy than if he was carrying loads in a normal bag. News about the development of a motorized backpack is published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. The first prototype was created in 2006 by US engineer Lawrence Rome.

Rapid growth of trees is called a bad signal for the climate

The rapid growth of trees indicates their short age, reports ToDay News Ufa. Scientists consider this process a bad signal for the climate. The faster the tree grows, the faster it will die. But decomposing in the ground, tree trunks emit carbon dioxide into the air, which they previously removed from the atmosphere. As a result, slow-growing long-lived trees are replaced by fast-growing, but much more vulnerable ones.

Scientists have discovered fish species that can “walk” on land

The researchers found that some fish that represents the collection bulidorova able to move on the land. Previously, this unusual ability was detected only in the cave angelfish Cryptotora thamicola.

Lack of oxygen in tumors contributes to metastasis

Metastases are formed by cancer cells that break away from the primary tumor. A research team at the University of Basel has determined that the cause of this process is a lack of oxygen.

A new subspecies of the rarest Arctic butterfly has been discovered in Yakutia

A new subspecies of the rarest Arctic butterfly was discovered in the Momsky district of Yakutia. Scientists from Tomsk and Altai universities published the study in the journal Acta Biologica Sibirica.

Unknown to science creatures found in the ice of Antarctica

An international team of scientists on Board the new Zealand research vessel RV Tangaroa scanned part of the sea floor in the Ross sea area. The use of modern technologies has allowed scientists to make many discoveries. After investigating an ecosystem that has remained unexplored for millions of years, experts have obtained images of strange creatures found at depths of 3,000 to 5,000 meters

Scientists have discovered huge sea spiders that had almost no body, but only one leg. Another interesting find was a polychaete worm, which is not found under a rock, its size is much larger than that of a normal worm. On a seamount North of the Ross sea, researchers found an unusual cluster of sea lilies that were closely related to sea urchins

Scientists believe that paracetamol makes people more risky

A study by scientists from Ohio University (USA) showed that the usual paracetamol for many, which often helps millions of people cope with headaches and lowers their temperature, can also encourage them to take risks.

Scientists believe that the results of the study are significant for evaluating over-the-counter medications: many people take them, but do not even think about the side effects.

Our reality has been called into question

A new paradox has been discovered in quantum mechanics that challenges some seemingly sound ideas about physical reality: if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound when it falls? Some scientists say that maybe not..

An article published in Nature Physics describes experiments that have shown that bell correlations do exist. For many physicists, this was evidence that Bohr was right: physical properties don’t exist until they are measured.

The mystery of metallic hydrogen in the center of Jupiter is revealed

American and Swiss scientists have built the first model of processes that allowed us to describe all the stages of the transition of hydrogen to a metallic state, reports the journal Nature.

The model was based on accurate calculations for the section of the electronic structure of dense hydrogen. They were extended to different temperature and pressure ranges by a machine learning system. According to the scientists, the study was able to determine that the state of hydrogen at extreme pressure changes gradually between the molecular and atomic phases during the transition of the first kind. Scientists call this state a system with a hidden critical point.

Pollution has made the smell of flowers unpleasant for pollinators

Scientists have found that pollution of the ozone layer can lead to irreversible consequences, such as changing the way of life of insects. As it turned out, because of the increased ozone content, they simply stop pollinating some plants

Wood has helped improve charging for electric vehicles

Researchers at Texas A&M University used lignin contained in wood to create the lining of a new supercapacitor. It turned out that such a device has a high capacity, which does not fall even after thousands of charge-discharge cycles. It can be used to charge electric vehicles.

Hydrologists told about the melting of glaciers on the Kolyma

Hydrologists measured the thickness of glaciers on the Kolyma. Then they made a graph of the temperature and rate of melting. It turned out that over 20 years, the area of ice has decreased by half.

Microsoft announced Xbox Series X and Series S prices for Russia

In the Russian market, Microsoft will ask for 26,990 rubles for the Xbox Series S, and 45,590 rubles for the Xbox Series X. Pre-order starts on September 22, as well as worldwide. In several countries, Microsoft will launch the Xbox All Access program, which allows you to lease consoles for a fee on a monthly basis.

Samsung and LG will stop supplying displays for Huawei smartphones

South Korean companies Samsung Display and LG Display plan to stop supplying displays for Huawei Technologies smartphones. This had to come because of the us sanctions imposed on the Chinese manufacturer. This was reported by Reuters

Microsoft explained the reasons for the ban on deleting Windows 10 apps

The manufacturer’s documentation notes that individual programs are linked to a number of platform options. The Edge browser is the base for web-based applications. The same situation leads to the fact that removing one component will cause problems in the functioning of many others. The developer notes that the “Your phone” program is associated with the integration of several devices into a single network.

Users can use special tools to remove programs from the operating system. It is difficult to say what kind of problems will follow. Due to the connection of several functions with one component, problems may occur in the system’s performance.

Motorola brand introduced an updated folding Razr with 5G support

Motorola has announced the second generation of the iconic folding smartphone Moto Razr. The new product has 5G support and an improved camera system

Rostec asked for a budget for the development of electronics and software

Rostec prepared and sent to the Council in the direction of “Transition to digital, intelligent production technologies” of the strategy of scientific and technological development at the Russian Academy of Sciences proposals for the development of a program for creating intelligent hardware and software platforms (APP) based on domestic SOFTWARE and electronic components, follows from the document available to “Kommersant”

VKontakte has launched a group video call service

The social network Vkontakte has launched a service for group video calls for 128 participants, in which even users who do not have a page in the social network can communicate. This was reported on the company’s website on Thursday, September 10

There was a glass for cars with customizable tinting

BOE Technology specialists presented tinting on car Windows, which can be conveniently adjusted to the weather or time of day. The advantage of this tinting is that if necessary, it will not need to be removed

Chrome starts blocking ads that slow down the browser

In the spring of this year, the developers of the Chrome browser announced that very soon their product will have a mechanism that will detect and unload too “heavy” ads that consume too many system resources (creating an excessive load on the processor, network bandwidth, and so on)

According to Google engineer John Delaney, in September, Google developers began to gradually implement the corresponding mechanism in Chrome M85. As it is deployed, the team promises to keep an eye on any problems that arise and unforeseen consequences

A trailer for the third season of Star trek: discovery has been released

A trailer for the third season of Star trek: discovery was posted on the social network Twitter. Fans of the series “Star trek: discovery” can watch the trailer for the third season of the project. It is known that the first episode of the series will be released on October 15 this year

Slipknot will perform at the Park Live-2021 festival in Moscow

American band Slipknot will perform in Moscow as part of the Park Live-2021 festival. This is reported on the official page of the festival “Vkontakte”. It is specified that the group will perform on July 16, 2021

Samara will host a theater festival

From September 28 to October 5, Samara will host the V all-Russian festival “Volga theater seasons”. The audience will see 14 performances presented by theaters in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ryazan, Kostroma, Irkutsk, Bryansk, Yoshkar-Ola, Orel, Cheboksary. They will be played on the stages of several theaters of the regional capital, including “Samart”, drama theater named after Gorky, etc.

Gorillaz group released a joint video with the leader of the Cure

British “virtual” band Gorillaz published a video for the song Strange Timez, recorded with the leader of the group the Cure Robert Smith. The track became part of the Song Machine audio-visual series.

British New Order released a new single after a five-year hiatus

For the first time after a five-year hiatus, synth-pop group New Order from the UK released a new single. The music track called “Be a Rebel” can be listened to both in digital format and on CD.

When to expect new products from the Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger said in an interview with Rolling Stone that the musicians will get together and start recording new songs as soon as they have the opportunity to do it safely

I don’t know yet when we will be able to come together and make a record. This will happen under safe circumstances. I’m sure it will be soon, ” the musician said in response to a question about when to wait for the new release of the band.

Zemfira told about the new album

Ufa native and Russian singer Zemfira again announced that she is writing a new album. The album in question was announced by Zemfira in April 2020. Then it was stated that it is ready for two-thirds. The exact release date of the album is still unknown.

Tourists in Turkey complained about the lack of night discos and fines

Russian tourists have complained that hotels in Turkey cancel discos and are fined for listening to music after 00: 00. The decision was made after a decree by the country’s interior Ministry aimed at fighting Covid-19 amid a sharp increase in the number of infected people.

Zelensky to visit Vienna

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will pay a visit to Austria next Tuesday, September 15, and hold talks with the Austrian leadership. This was reported on Thursday by the Austrian press Agency with reference to the office of the President of The country.

As the Austrian side officially informed, this will be Zelensky’s first visit to Vienna at the invitation of Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen. The Ukrainian leader will also meet with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the first Chairman of the national Council of Austria (lower house of Parliament) By Wolfgang Sobotka.

“Gazprom” began to disrupt gas supplies to China

Gas supplies to China via the Power of Siberia gas pipeline are noticeably behind plans. In the first eight months, only 2.3 billion cubic meters were pumped. Vladislav Borodin, General Director of Gazprom transgaz Tomsk, said this in a congratulatory message in the corporate newspaper.

Boston Dynamics has started selling Spot robosobacks outside the United States

According to the report, Boston Dynamics decided to expand its sales geography and entered the EU, Canada and the UK markets. Previously, the company successfully launched sales in the United States. Robosobaka is used by Foster+Partners for round-the-clock monitoring of the construction of a power plant in London

TikTok owners are trying to negotiate with the White house

The owner of the Chinese video service TikTok, ByteDance, is trying to negotiate with the White house about the incomplete sale of the American segment of the app on the eve of the upcoming ban on its work in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources

The EU requires Facebook to suspend the transfer of user data to the US

The Irish data protection Commission has sent Facebook a preliminary order to suspend the transfer of data about European users to the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports

BP and Equinor create strategic partnership in offshore wind power

British oil and gas company BP has agreed to purchase from Norway’s Equinor (formerly Statoil) the right to lease offshore wind power assets in the United States for $ 1.1 billion, as well as to establish a strategic partnership in this transaction, Equinor said in a press release

In the US, more than a thousand visas of students and scientists from China were canceled

Earlier, acting Secretary of homeland security Chad wolf stressed that the US is blocking visas for Chinese students and scientists to prevent them from appropriating the results of important research.

Poland plans to build a floating LNG terminal in Gdansk

The Polish authorities are going to build a floating regasification terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the port of Gdansk. This was announced by the head of the Polish gas transmission company GAZ-Sistem Tomasz Stempen. According to GAZ-Sistem, demand for its services has increased by 30% in recent years

Tihanovskaya was handed the keys to the new opposition center in Warsaw

The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki handed the ex-candidate presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski symbolic keys to the new Belarusian center in Warsaw. According to Moravetsky, Belarusians will now have “a home so that they can continue to fight for changes,” Interfax reports. A white-red-white flag was raised on the building of the center.

The us market received a folding smartphone Microsoft Surface Duo

The Microsoft surface Duo folding smartphone goes on sale in the US. The version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash storage will cost customers $ 1,400. A network source published a commercial with a demonstration of the new device

The police used gas against the migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos

On the Greek island of Lesbos, migrants from the Moria camp that burned down the day before tried to get to the city of Mytilene. The police used tear gas, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Open TV channel

Montenegro’s opposition signs coalition agreement

The leaders of three opposition blocs that received more than 50% of the vote in the parliamentary elections signed an agreement on Wednesday to form a coalition government in the country. “The new government will responsibly fulfill its international obligations and fight against corruption and crime, “said Zdravko Krivokapic, head of the party For the future of Montenegro.

Inter RAO took control of a joint venture with American GE

Inter RAO increased its stake in Rus Gas Turbines Holdings B. V. (a joint venture with American GE) from 50% to 50.99%, according to the company’s disclosure. Thus, the joint venture will comply with the government’s requirement that foreign companies should not have a 50% or higher share in joint production of high-capacity gas turbines in the Russian Federation.

Revenue from oil exports from Russia for seven months

Revenues from oil exports from Russia in January – July amounted to $43.9 billion, a decrease of 37.7% year – on-year, according to data from the Federal customs service (FCS) of Russia. The volume of Russian oil exports in July 2020 decreased by 8% in value terms to June and amounted to $4.83 billion.

The West refused to lend money to Russia

Auctions for the sale of Federal loan bonds (OFZ), which are held by the Ministry of Finance to cover the budget deficit, are held for the third month in a row almost without the participation of foreign investors. This conclusion follows from the materials of the Bank of Russia.

Russian e-Commerce market

According to data for the first six months of this year, the turnover of remote trade in Russia amounted to 1.65 trillion rubles. Of these, 16% were cross-border trade, and 84% were domestic trade. These are the data Of the Association of e-Commerce companies.

Temporary import of used combines from China wants to limit

A draft decision of the Eurasian economic Commission (EEC) concerning restrictions on the temporary import of second-hand harvesters of foreign production has appeared on the portal of the Eurasian economic Union (EAEU). Restrictions apply to the period of temporary importation-it will be possible to import equipment to Russia only for a period of 10 days, whereas now temporary importation is allowed for 2 years.

Now, according to experts, the scheme with temporary importation is mainly used by farmers from the Far East, who receive used equipment from China, and pay for it only 3% of duties and taxes from the total amount per month.

Share of overdue consumer loans in Russia

In January — July 2020, the indicator of overdue debt on consumer loans increased by 2.6% and actually returned to the level of the beginning of autumn 2019. The lowest rates of delinquency on consumer loans in July were recorded in Ugra (9.0%), Yakutia (13.7%) and Tatarstan (13.9%).

The population did not get the funds allocated from the state budget

Serious financial inconsistencies have been found in numerous assistance programs for citizens affected by the pandemic. Rosstat officials report that the population did not get even 1/3 of the funds allocated from the state budget.

The Ministry of Finance estimated that in 2020, about 3,195 trillion rubles were allocated to support the population in total. However, Rosstat does not agree with this figure: in reality, the population received 430 billion less. At the same time, many experts are sure that all the money was sent to its destination

The accounting chamber revealed violations and shortcomings in the Ministry of energy

The accounts chamber checked how the Ministry of energy of Russia executed the budget in 2019, identified shortcomings and violations in the amount of 292 million rubles, including when forming the state task and monitoring the implementation of budget investments, the JV said in a press release.

Execution of Russian budget expenditures on national projects in eight months

Expenditures of the Federal budget of the Russian Federation for the implementation of national projects and the comprehensive plan for the modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure (KPMI) for the first eight months of 2020 were fulfilled by 48.4%, which is 1.059 trillion rubles out of the 2.189 trillion rubles set by the updated budget list

US fined Deutsche Bank’s “daughter” for violating sanctions against Russia

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, which is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, received a fine from the US Treasury in the amount of $583 thousand for violating sanctions imposed against Russia over the annexation of Crimea

Technoparks of Russia will get help

5.3 billion rubles will be allocated to help manufacturers of import-substituting products, modernization of industrial enterprises by the regions, and subsidized loans to businesses in the next three years. Thus, the government will restart industrial policy and support the development of industrial parks in Russia.

Belarusbank suspends issuing housing loans

On September 10, it became known that Belarusbank suspended the issuance of preferential loans for the construction or reconstruction of housing under decree No. 240. This refers to lending with a housing subsidy provided for by presidential decree No. 240 “on state support for citizens in the construction (reconstruction) of residential premises”.

Russia increased its gold output in the first half of the year

Russian enterprises in the first half of 2020 produced 146.485 tons of gold extracted and obtained as a result of associated production, including processing of scrap and waste, as well as in concentrates — this is approximately 1.95% more than in the same period of 2019, according to the Union of gold producers of Russia.

The Polish oil giant announced the transition to “green” types of energy

PKN Orlen President Daniel Obaitek has announced plans to transform the state-owned oil company into a renewable energy company.

Bulgarian transit has become gold for Gazprom

In the first half of the year, Bulgaria became the most expensive transit country for Gazprom. The Russian company paid for actual transit and for reserved, but not used, including through the TRANS-Balkan gas pipeline from Ukraine

In Lithuania, electricity is cheaper for the second week in a row

Last week, electricity prices in the Baltic States fell slightly, according to independent energy supplier Elektrum Lietuva. In Lithuania, electricity fell by two percent to 43.43 euros per megawatt-hour

Navalny regained consciousness and can speak

Russian blogger Alexey Navalny, who is currently being treated in a clinic in Germany after being “poisoned,” has fully regained consciousness. Der Spiegel magazine reported this with reference to its sources on September 10.

In Germany, called the substance that poisoned Alexey Navalny

The German newspaper Die Zeit published an investigation into the precedent with the Russian politician. The material says that the poisoners used a substance code-named A-242 (a modification of the “Novice”). Dz journalists note that Navalny did not die due to the operational work of Omsk specialists, to whom Alexey was admitted to the hospital.

Pompeo allowed the involvement of high-ranking Russians in the incident with Navalny

“I think that people all over the world correctly perceive such actions. And when they see an attempt to poison a dissident and they recognize that there is a significant chance that it came from high-ranking Russian officials, I think that this is not good for the Russian people. I think that this is not good for Russia, ” the head of the state Department said.

Pompeo announced the us intention to find those responsible for the “poisoning” of Navalny

The United States will make every effort to identify those responsible for the situation with Alexey Navalny. US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said this on September 9 in an interview with journalist Ben Shapiro

Peskov commented on Pompeo’s words about Navalny

The Kremlin considers hints about the possible involvement of Russian officials in the situation with Alexey Navalny unacceptable and distorting reality. This was stated by the press Secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, answering a question about the words of US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

We consider direct or indirect indications of the involvement of any official Russian representatives unacceptable and a priori erroneous and distorting reality, ” Peskov said. – We are interested in finding out the reasons for what happened, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

Germany passed the results of Bulk samples to the OPCW

As reported Ufanotes.ru with reference to ToDay News Ufa, according to German government spokeswoman Martina Fitz, Berlin has no reason to share data with Moscow. She asks the Russian side to provide information on the case “about the poisoning of Navalny”.

Kolesnikova complained about the actions of security forces in the IC of Belarus

Member of the coordinating Council of the opposition of Belarus Maria Kolesnikova filed an application to the Investigative Committee (IC) with a request to open a criminal case against employees of the state security Committee and the Main Department for combating organized crime and corruption of the Ministry of internal Affairs. This is reported on the website of former presidential candidate Viktor Babariko.

Internet broadcasting will be regulated by analogy with television

Video content on the Internet, social networks and sites that may be classified as media by some criteria, but are not, are proposed to be regulated according to similar rules for television. This is reported today by RBC with reference to the draft development Concept in the draft Concept for the development of television and radio broadcasting for 2020-2025.

The Ministry of industry and trade proposed to start mandatory labeling of alcohol with beer

The Ministry of industry and trade proposed to expand the project of mandatory labeling of goods by introducing mandatory labeling of beer, and later of all alcoholic products. This was stated by the head of the Ministry Denis Manturov at a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with members of the government.

Russia resumes flights to Maldives

Russia opens its first flights to the Maldives after a break due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to RIA Novosti, flights will be operated by Aeroflot from Sheremetyevo airport on Thursdays and Sundays, and return flights on Fridays and Sundays.

The world’s animal populations have declined in 50 years

Experts from the world wildlife Fund, after analyzing their observations, concluded that over the past 50 years, animal populations have declined by 68 %. The greatest losses were recorded in tropical regions. Populations of wild species that live in Latin America decreased by 94 %, in the Asia-Pacific region-by 45 %, in North America populations decreased by 33%, in Europe and Central Asia – by 24 %.

The Ministry of health considers it necessary to raise the age of sale of weak alcohol

The Ministry of health of Russia has developed a bill to ban the sale of alcohol strength above 16.5% to people under 21 years of age. According to current legislation, 16.5% is the threshold value of wine strength.

Residents of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk started Instagram for the 25-year-old puddle.

“Attraction” is located in the courtyard of the house number 10 on Pacific street. For many years, residents have complained to the city authorities about flooding, but the puddle is still in the same place, and the road has not been repaired.

Local media report that 6 years ago, the administration told residents that the reconstruction of the yard was included in the plan for 2017, but then the reconstruction was postponed to 2024. Therefore, the activists decided to draw attention to the problem in a different way. Now on the page of puddles more than 600 subscribers

Retailers in the markets will be obliged to get cash registers

During the autumn session, the state Duma will consider a bill that allows companies managing retail markets to be held accountable for the lack of cash registers for sellers. This is reported by RBC with reference to the author of the initiative Deputy Andrey Lugovoy

FBK suspected the President of Tatarstan of taking a bribe

The anti-corruption Foundation published a new investigation in which it said that the current President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, ” received a bribe of almost 3 billion rubles.”

Avtodor has selected contractors for the construction of the Moscow — Kazan highway

Avtodor has selected contractors for the construction of seven stages of the new Moscow — Kazan toll highway. A section of the road in Tatarstan (663-729 km) will be built by Transstroymekhanizatsiya. The cost of the work was estimated at 123.2 billion rubles.

Seven of Avtodor’s eight tenders for the design and construction of the m-12 toll highway from Moscow to Kazan were declared invalid due to the fact that one application was submitted for them, and the customer canceled another tender, according to an analysis of data from the public procurement portal, which was reviewed by RIA Novosti.

Emirates airline refunded customers money for canceled flights

Emirates has refunded customers more than 5 billion dirhams (US$ 1.4 billion) for canceled flights that did not take place due to THE covid-19 outbreak and related border closures in March 2020.

Lukashenko said that he does not intend to give up power

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko admitted that he is not going to give up power, as he was not elected for this purpose, Sputnik Belarus reports.

I want to tell you in a manly way, so that we do not have some understatement. I am often reproached with the fact that “he will not give up power”. Rightly criticized. The people did not choose me for this, ” the President said when introducing Andrey Shved as Prosecutor General.

Ukraine has arrested 65 Russian planes in absentia

Ukraine has arrested 65 planes of several Russian airlines in absentia for flying to Crimea without Kiev’s permission. The Department of the Prosecutor General’s office of Ukraine, which is called the “Prosecutor’s office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea” and is located in Kiev, applied for this measure

The military of China will take part in the exercises “Caucasus-2020” in Russia

Chinese military personnel will take part in the strategic command and staff exercise “Caucasus-2020”, which will be held from 21 to 26 September in Russia, the Ministry of defense of the people’s Republic of China reported

The Russian state Duma will adopt a law on residents of the besieged Sevastopol

In March 2020, Vladimir Putin, during a working meeting with the acting Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev, announced his decision to support the adoption of the law on granting the status of a veteran of the great Patriotic war to citizens who currently have the status of “Resident of besieged Sevastopol”.

Minsk again reported to Washington

Belarus has informed the United States of the situation inside the country. This was announced today, September 10, by the Ministry of defense of the Republic. At the same time, it was noted that foreign States should not interfere in the internal Affairs of Belarus.

It is reported that the head of the Department of international military cooperation, assistant Secretary of defense for international military cooperation, major General Oleg Voinov, met with us charge d’affaires in Belarus Geoffrey Juke in Minsk on the initiative of the American side.

Pushilin canceled the order to strike the AFU positions near Gorlovka

The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin canceled his order to strike the positions of the Ukrainian military near Gorlovka (near the village of Shumy), Interfax reports. In Donetsk, this decision was explained by the fact that the DPR “achieved from the Ukrainian side a joint inspection of Ukrainian positions”

Yemeni rebels announced strikes on the capital of Saudi Arabia

Yemeni rebels have announced attacks on the Saudi capital, RIA Novosti reports. The corresponding statement was made by the representative of the rebel movement “Ansar Allah” Yahya Sariya on the air of the Houthi-controlled TV channel “al-Masira”.

The Kremlin does not believe that the Belarusian people are dissatisfied with Lukashenka

The question is the proportion of those among the entire population. A huge number of residents of Belarus sincerely support Lukashenko. “And even a mass protest does not mean that all Belarusians are absolutely against Lukashenka,” Peskov said at a press conference in Interfax for regional media

Putin announced his intention to create a Commission on the incident with Navalny

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that Russian President Vladimir Putin in a conversation with him announced his intention to create a Commission to investigate the circumstances of the incident with Alexey Navalny.

“President Putin assured me that Russia intends to clarify what happened, saying that he intended to create a Commission of inquiry, and also expressed his readiness to work with the German authorities, “Conte said in an interview with the Folo newspaper.

Dmitry Peskov hastened to refute the Italian Prime Minister Conte

“I don’t rule out that there may have been some misunderstanding. Indeed, the subject of the Berlin patient was touched upon and, indeed, the President informed his Italian counterpart that pre-investigation actions have been carried out for quite a long time.”

Statement By Maria Kolesnikova

Maria Kolesnikova’s lawyer submitted her application to the Investigative Committee with a request to open a criminal case on the fact of abduction and threats. In the statement, Kolesnikova indicates the specific names and positions of people who exerted psychological pressure on her. She noted that she can identify everyone and is ready to give evidence:

“There were threats to take my life, which were perceived by me as real. In particular, it was stated that if I did not voluntarily leave the territory of the Republic of Belarus, I would still be taken out: alive or in parts. There were also threats to imprison me for up to 25 years.

They put a bag over my head, pushed me into a minibus and took me to the Belarusian-Ukrainian border, where they tried to expel me from the Republic of Belarus using force against my will.

After I tore up my passport, thus excluding entry to the territory of Ukraine, I was put back in a minibus and taken to the Mozyr border guard unit, where I stayed until the evening of 08.09.2020.”

And those who disagree with his actions-go to the side and do not interfere

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called on the Prosecutor’s office to help him “save the state”, and those who disagree with his actions – to step aside and not interfere.

“Whether I do it with you or without you is up to you. But you can’t tilt me. If you want to stand by and save the country, get up. If you don’t want to, don’t betray me. You are men in uniform. No need to fast and hype. Get out of the way and don’t interfere,” Lukashenka said, introducing the new Prosecutor General in Minsk to the Central office of the Prosecutor General’s office.

Belarus refused to open a case in connection with the detention of journalists in Minsk.

At the end of August, the Belarusian Association of journalists sent a document to the investigative authorities describing the circumstances of the incident and justifying the need to initiate criminal proceedings. Today the Association published a response to its request:

“BAJ received a response from the head of the Department for work with citizens’ appeals of the Central office of the UK: “We inform you that the information contained in the appeal is essentially abstract, and therefore there are no grounds for the Investigative Committee to conduct inspections and make decisions in accordance with the procedure established by the criminal procedure code of the Republic of Belarus.”

Media officials argued that those responsible should be held accountable for obstructing the legitimate activities of journalists.

“Police officers arbitrarily destroyed the original materials of the shooting, which are the intellectual property of journalists and the media. All this was accompanied by threats of damage or destruction of professional equipment of journalists.”

In Chelyabinsk, unknown people attacked the coordinator of the local headquarters of Navalny.

Neither the money nor the phone were taken by the attackers, although he was unconscious, Alexey Baraboshkin himself told Open media. Baraboshkin believes that the attack may be related to a new video investigation that he is preparing together with colleagues. According to him, the operator, also working at the headquarters, noticed the surveillance

Best universities in the world

The next issue of the Times Higher Education ranking of the best universities in the world, in General, did without surprises. British and American universities are totally dominant. 1 and 6 places for the British (Oxford and Cambridge), the remaining places in the top ten for the Americans.

The first University from any other country in the ranking is ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 14th place. Canada, Singapore and twice China are also in the top 25.

Among Russian universities, the leaders are: MSU in 174th place, MIPT in the 201-250 group, and HSE in the 251-300 group. And 13 other universities in the top thousand. From the first three of our universities the quality of teaching and research and international openness leads MSU on income – the Institute, but on the citation in the first place-Higher School of Economics (in the last – MSU)