24 Sep, 2020

News digest for 09/23/2020

Artificial intelligence can predict a person’s thoughts

Finnish scientists have created a technique that allows a computer to simulate visual perception by tracking human brain signals. They tried to reproduce how a person thinks. This is reported by Scientific Reports.

Regular walks in picturesque places improve the standard of living

Emotion magazine published a new study by scientists from San Francisco, the results of which suggest that walking in nature has a positive effect on human well-being.

Russia has developed a technology for printing invisible images

Researchers from ITMO University have developed an inkjet printing technology that allows you to apply unique color images that can be seen through a smartphone screen. The new technology will help protect manufacturers from counterfeiting their products. The scientists ‘ work is published in the journal ACS Applied Material Interfaces.

For the first time, scientists were able to create three-dimensional gels using 3D printing

Physicists from the National Institute of standards and technology published an article in the journal ACS Nano, which described a new method for 3D printing soft objects from gels or other materials with similar properties. The new technology will create flexible injection electrodes for monitoring brain activity, biosensors for detecting viruses and soft micro-robots.

Unusual natural phenomenon discovered in the Arctic

During the Arctic MOSAiC expedition, which took place during August and September, a new natural phenomenon was discovered at the North pole. Researchers studied the state of sea ice and came across entire small “lakes” and melted glaciers.

It turned out that every day, from August 31 to September 5, an icy area the size of the us state of Maine disappeared from the surface of the North sea. Scientists have linked this phenomenon to the abnormal heat in Siberia. The national snow and ice data center (NSIDC) concluded that the area of sea ice in the Arctic has sharply decreased to 3.74 million square kilometers.

British scientists have found out how rats giggle

Researchers at the University of Bristol tickled rats and recorded their laughter. As it turned out, not all rats like to be tickled. Some are silent, but others make a large number of sounds, showing a positive emotional reaction. The study, published September 21 in the journal Current Biology

Research leader Professor Emma Robinson says these results are important for finding ways to improve the emotional state of lab rats. Without being able to ask the animal how it feels, researchers must rely on other methods. The research was funded by the University of Bristol graduate school and a grant from the medical research Council. Now scientists are looking for additional funding to expand the work.

Sea sponges will help you create new skyscrapers and bridges

Bridges, buildings for various purposes, and new-generation spaceships may differ significantly from what we are used to. This was stated by scientists at the Harvard SEAS school, who intend to use construction technologies donated by nature itself.

We are talking about the structure of the sea sponge Euplectella aspergillum, whose skeleton has a structure that significantly exceeds the strength of all existing building structures. Scientists who have studied these skeletons for two decades are sure that this is exactly what is needed for the introduction of completely new construction technologies.

Found a way to record ocean warming

Scientists say they have found an effective way to measure ocean warming. In this they were helped by sound waves arising from earthquakes. It is known that sound waves pass through water due to the vibration of water molecules. At the same time, it is easier for them to vibrate at a higher temperature, because in warm water they spread much faster.

Smart artificial cells to treat the body from the inside

The laboratory of Professor Sheref Munsi from the University of Alberta in Canada was the first to develop artificial cells that can chemically communicate with living mammalian cells and influence their behavior-first with the help of bacteria, and then with the help of cells of multicellular organisms. Phys.org.

In the future, such artificial cells can be created for the synthesis and delivery of special therapeutic molecules designed to treat certain physiological conditions or diseases — and all this inside the body,” explained Professor Mansi, who conducted research together with scientists from the University of Trent (Italy).

The increase in the World’s oceans by 2100

If the rate of greenhouse gas emissions does not decrease, the level of the World’s oceans will rise by 38 cm by 2100. These are the results of a study conducted by a group of more than 60 scientists, reports Live Science.

Radiation-resistant bacteria have been grown

Experiments with the effect of radioactive radiation on living organisms were conducted in the laboratory of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The researchers used E. Coli bacteria that were initially unstable to radiation as experimental material.

The microorganisms were exposed to 50 cycles of radiation. But after the tenth attempt, scientists noticed changes at the genetic level. The result is organisms that are not harmed by radiation, the researchers say. They have identified three mutations that provide radioactive resistance. Organisms have passed the next stage of evolution. This means that life on Earth can survive even in the event of a series of nuclear disasters and severe pollution of the entire planet.

Vietnam has implemented a series of solar energy projects

The authorities of longan province in the Mekong Delta (socialist Republic of Vietnam) are implementing projects in the field of solar energy on unproductive agricultural land, VNexplorer writes on September 22. On average, a single 50 MW project generates 72 million kWh of electricity each year and contributes about 18 billion Dong ($775,000) to the provincial budget.

A sharp warming of water in the Red sea has led to the mass death of fish

According to The Guardian, scientists from the Interuniversity Institute of marine Sciences in Eilat investigated the situation when in July 2017, 427 carcasses of dead fish of 42 species were found on the coast of Eilat in Israel. An autopsy revealed that 13 of them had a streptococcal infection caused by the bacterium Streptococcus iniae.

According to scientists, usually a healthy immune system of fish copes with such an infection. Further research showed that in those days, the water temperature rose by 4.2°C in 2.5 days – the highest rate in 32 years since the beginning of measurements.

UAE signs agreement with NASA to train astronauts

UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum said the UAE has signed an agreement with NASA to train Emirati astronauts for potential missions to the International space station

Earth-type extrasolar planet PI found

The Kepler telescope recorded a new type of planet, which has already been named K2-315b. The radius of the cosmic body is 0.95 of the earth’s. This means that the exoplanet is included in the list of previously known celestial bodies similar to Earth.

It has already been established that the exoplanet orbits a cold star with a mass 5 times less than the sun. The planet rotates around its star every 3.14 days, choosing a speed of 81 kilometers per second. More information about the discovery of scientists wrote the scientific journal The Astronomical Journal.

Scientists found microorganisms older than Earth in the meteorite

Employees of The paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the joint Institute for nuclear research, studying the Orhei meteorite that fell in France in 1864, revealed fossilized microorganisms that are older than Earth.

NASA’s IRIS Observatory detects nanojets on the Sun

In a new study, scientists led by Patrick Antolin from the University of Northumbria, United Kingdom, report the first convincing Detection of nanojets – bright narrow plasma streams moving perpendicular to magnetic structures located in the solar corona – in a process that can prove the existence of nanoflares – hypothetical events that can cause the solar corona to warm up to extremely high temperatures, which has not yet received a clear scientific explanation.

Dust particles in space mixed with ice

In particularly cold space environments, water is present in the form of ice. Until now, however, the relationship between ice and dust in these regions of space has been unclear. A group of researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and the max Planck Institute for astronomy proved that dust particles and ice are mixed

Hubble took the explosion of a supernova that was seen by the ancient people

When a star runs out of nuclear fuel, it explodes from its own weight. Thus, the star dies, radiating a powerful shock wave. This phenomenon is called a supernova. One of these explosions could be observed by ancient people 10-20 thousand years ago. The supernova was about 2,500 light-years from Earth, but it was so bright that the inhabitants of the planet could observe its light. NASA’s Hubble space telescope managed to capture the remnants of a supernova and a small section of the blast wave, Business Insider reports.

The supernova explosion continues to live in the sky and is a network of multicolored luminous ribbons. It is called the loop of the Swan, because it is located in the constellation of The same name. This is not the first picture of the Swan Loop. The first photos were taken in 1991, but then the image was blurred due to a defect in the main mirror of the Hubble telescope. Two years later, it was repaired, and the astronauts were able to get more accurate images.

Scientists have found out how galaxies “go out”

Almost all the galaxies observed by astronomers can be attributed either to “blue”, in which stars are born, or to “red”, where new celestial bodies are no longer formed. This is due to the peculiarities of the luminescence spectrum of young and old stars. Scientists have found out what happens to those galaxies that glow differently.

By studying intermediate variants called “green” galaxies, astronomers have discovered that star formation stops the flow of matter from active galactic nuclei and from supernovae. These flows heat up the interstellar gas, interfering with the process of approaching sedentary molecules and turning them into a star. The results of the study are published in Astrobites. According to calculations, the rate of termination of the process of star formation in the galaxy directly depends on the power of the black hole in its center.

In addition, scientists have found that in frozen galaxies, interstellar gas is dominated by metal molecules formed inside stars, while in young galaxies of the blue spectrum, there is mainly hydrogen and helium.

From the dark side of the moon, NASA will study the evolution of the ancient Universe

One of the bold plans that will allow us to learn much more about the early Universe than astronomers know now is related to the upcoming NASA mission. It is assumed that a spacecraft will be sent to the far side of the moon, which will be able to look into the very first days of the formation of the ancient Universe. The device, which is called DAPPER, will have to search for certain radio signals. They were published by the universe during the so-called “dark ages”. Their period is dated to about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. At that time, there were no stars or galaxies that could light up the Universe.

If a spacecraft mounted on the far side of the moon is lucky enough to detect these signals, their decoding will give modern science a new level of understanding of the development of the Universe and the processes of formation of stars and planets. The task is complicated by the fact that any early signals from space are extremely weak.

Airbus will create satellites to study polar ice and snow

The European space Agency (ESA) has selected Airbus to design and build the Cristal mission vehicles for monitoring polar ice and snow as part of the Copernicus program.

Experts told what threat voice assistants can pose.

According to ToDay News Ufa, smartphone and PC users who use voice assistants are faced with leaked recordings heard “accidentally”. So, when activated, the artificial intelligence that recognizes speech, while waiting for a voice command, hears what is happening nearby.

Most of the voice assistants transmit some audio streams to the servers of development companies. Recordings with unrecognized sounds can be listened to by assessors (specialists who evaluate search results). The latter may not be employees of companies and, accordingly, they are not subject to obligations on non-disclosure of confidential information, Ashot Hovhannisyan, founder of the DLBI leak intelligence service, told Prime

WhatsApp will automatically delete sent photos

Sources said that the WhatsApp team released a beta version 2.20.201.1 of the messenger for Android, which introduced automatic deletion of sent photos and other media files. The feature will soon be available in a stable build.

The first Nokia column is presented

HMD Global has announced the first portable Bluetooth speaker under the Nokia brand. The device is called Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker, the case is plastic at the bottom, and the top is covered with a cloth. The speaker is only available in black and is equipped with a strap.

Seagate has released an 18 TB Exos series helium hard drive

Seagate has released an 18 TB Exos series hard drive. The new disk provides high performance and high capacity for data centers and other facilities. The Seagate Exos X18 hard drive is a 3.5-inch helium drive that offers a SATA and SAS interface.

Nokia introduced smartphones 2.4 and 3.4

The Nokia 3.4 device has a 6.39-inch screen, a Snapdragon 460 processor, a 13, 5 and 2 MP triple main camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, as well as an NFC chip for contactless payment and a 4,000 milliampere-hour battery. The price of the new product is 13990 rubles.

The Nokia 2.4 has a 6.5-inch display, a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, a dual camera with 13 and 2 MP sensors, a 5 MP front camera, and a 4,500 milliampere-hour battery. Its price starts from 9990 rubles.

The network has released a trailer for the horror “Books of blood” based on the stories of Clive Barker

Streaming service Hulu has published the first trailer for the horror “Books of blood”, created based on the stories of science fiction writer Clive Barker. The film is based on several stories from Barker’s famous series “Books of blood”, published in the 1980s.

Netflix will show the new movie Sophia Loren All life ahead

In November, the streaming platform Netflix will release the movie “All life ahead” — the first full-length picture of the legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren in ten years. This is reported by Deadline.

The film, directed by Lauren’s son Edoardo Ponti, tells the story of Madame Rosa, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who makes a living raising the children of prostitutes. Among her pupils is a 12 — year-old Senegalese boy, Momo, whose role in the film was played by debutant Ibrahim Guye.

The Turkish Lira has updated its historical minimum

The Turkish Lira is currently trading at 7.6440 per $ 1 dollar-the lowest level in the history of the national currency of the country, which is part of the “Big twenty” of the world’s largest economies. At the end of trading on Monday, the Lira fell to 7,6365 for $ 1

Trump’s speech at the UN session

Us President Donald Trump’s speech at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (GA) on Tuesday was the shortest he has delivered at the world organization during his presidency, lasting just over seven minutes.

Trump accused China and the who of falsely saying that the coronavirus is not transmitted from person to person, and that it is not transmitted by people without symptoms. He called on the UN to hold China accountable for the spread of the coronavirus.

China has protested trump’s statements at the UN

The people’s Republic of China protested after the statements of the President of the United States Donald trump at the session of the UN General Assembly. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Chinese foreign Ministry

In Stockholm, canceled the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prizes

In Stockholm, a solemn Banquet and the ceremony of awarding the Nobel prizes, which was supposed to be held in the concert hall on December 10, were canceled, according to the official website of the award.

Thawed American bomber crashed into a glacier 76 years ago

Fragments of an American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that crashed 76 years ago have been found on Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier. This is reported by the Daily Mail. It is noted that local residents and representatives of the local administration consider the crash site a landmark and do not want to eliminate the traces of the disaster. It is noted that the melting of the glacier, thanks to which the wreckage of the plane was found, is associated with global warming.

Italian authorities want to get rid of their stake in the world’s oldest Bank

The Italian authorities wanted to sell a controlling stake in the troubled Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, which is the world’s oldest operating credit institution. This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to sources. Italian authorities have owned 68 percent of the credit institution’s shares since 2017.

In the United States court refused to unfreeze the assets for a relative Vekselberg

The Federal district court for the southern district of new York refused to unblock the assets of us investment funds frozen by the US Treasury Department due to sanctions against Vekselberg, a cousin of Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.

Intrater, Vekselberg’s cousin, in July 2019 filed a lawsuit against the Office of foreign assets control (OFAC) of the us Treasury, demanding to unblock the assets of a number of us investment funds where Vekselberg was an investor.

Snowden denied reports of agreeing to pay US royalties for books

Former employee of the national security Agency (NSA) of the United States, Edward Snowden, said that he did not agree to pay the US government $5 million in the lawsuit of the Ministry of justice from the money he received from the sale of his book. He wrote about this on his Twitter account.

Earlier, CNN, citing court documents, reported that Snowden agreed to pay the us government more than $ 5 million earned from the sale of his book and from speeches.

China has promised to stop carbon emissions by 2060

China will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 and peak greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade, Chinese President XI Jinping said via video link at the UN General Assembly.

Which Bank helped Kolomoisky launder money

Deutsche Bank helped Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky launder money that he withdrew from PrivatBank before its nationalization. This is stated in the investigation of the International consortium of investigative journalism (ICIJ), published on September 22

It is noted that Kolomoisky’s cooperation with Deutsche Bank lasted from 2006 to 2015. In total, the businessman was helped to conduct more than a thousand dubious transactions worth more than $ 750 million (57.2 billion rubles), which were withdrawn in the United States,

Earlier, the website of the US Department of justice reported that Kolomoisky was accused of money laundering by PrivatBank

Emirates to buy f-35 stealth fighters from the US

The United States and the United Arab Emirates hope to conclude an initial agreement on the sale of f-35 stealth fighters by December. Now the administration of Donald trump is studying how to structure the deal in such a way as not to enter into conflict with Israel

Titov warned of mass bankruptcy of firms with preferential loans

Commissioner for the protection of entrepreneurs ‘ rights Boris Titov sent a letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in which he warned of mass bankruptcy among recipients of preferential loans under 2%

The state Duma adopted a law on increasing excise taxes on cigarettes

In 2021, excise tax rates on tobacco products will increase by 20% instead of the planned 4%. This law was adopted by the state Duma. The Ministry of Finance expects an increase in the price of a pack of cigarettes by 20 rubles.

Russia will start exchanging tax information with Turkey and Nigeria

The Federal tax service (FTS) proposed to include Turkey and Nigeria in the list of countries with which the automatic exchange of tax information is carried out, follows from the draft order of the Department published on the official portal regulation.gov.ru. According to the draft order, a total of 91 countries have now declared their readiness to carry out automatic exchange of tax information.

Murmansk authorities have increased the living wage for pensioners

The cost of living for a pensioner in the Murmansk region will increase by five percent in 2021. As reported by IA REGNUM in the regional government, the relevant bill was adopted today in the regional Duma

Recall that at present, the subsistence minimum for pensioners in the Murmansk region is 12,253 rubles. At the same time more than 18 thousand pensioners have an income below this value

Prices for medicines and medical products in Russia

Medicines and medical products in Russia in August rose by 8.37% and 8.43% in annual terms. This is reported by TASS with reference to the data of the Unified interdepartmental information system (EMISS).

The Russian Cabinet of Ministers decided to review the transport system development plan

The Cabinet of Ministers intends to significantly revise the plan for the development of the Russian transport system and focus funding on nine key projects, first Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov said at a plenary session of the Federation Council on September 23. According to Belousov, in 2021-2024 it is planned to spend 4 trillion rubles, and from 2025 to 2030-another 1 trillion rubles.

It is proposed to give priority to the “Europe – Western China” highway, approaches to the ports of the Azov-black sea and North-Western basins, as well as to develop the Northern sea route, the Central transport hub, the network of airports, seaports and high-speed traffic.

Russian frigate collides with a merchant ship off the coast of Denmark

The civilian merchant ship Ice Rose and a Russian frigate collided off the coast of Denmark. This was reported on Twitter by the Danish Armed forces. The military does not specify the name of the frigate

Baltflot confirmed the collision of a warship with a civilian vessel

The collision of a Russian warship and a refrigerator ship in the Baltic Strait zone occurred in poor visibility, the ship is returning to its base under its own power, the Russian Baltic Fleet added.

Yandex has agreed to buy Tinkoff Bank

Yandex has agreed to buy TCS Group, which includes Tinkoff Bank. The deal will amount to $ 5.48 billion

ROS guard dispersed the inhabitants of the village in Dagestan

In Dagestan, residents of a village in the suburbs of Makhachkala staged protests over the start of construction on land that they consider their own. The land was cordoned off by the Russian guard, stones were thrown at the riot police, after which the security forces conducted mass detentions

Russia is selling the excise tax on liquefied natural gas

Russia will introduce a reverse excise tax on liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). Amendments to the Tax code were approved by state Duma deputies

Private companies are leaving the stock markets

Billionaires around the world are thinking about buying back shares of public companies and removing their leading businesses from the scrutiny of stock markets. This is due to the fact that private companies are not affected by the growing volatility on the exchanges, in addition, they are not required to regularly publish detailed financial statements. This was reported on September 22 by the Vedomosti newspaper.

Rocket Internet CEO Oliver Samver believes that placing shares on the stock exchange is no longer the best way to raise funds. To Finance further development, Rocket Internet relies on private investment.

The state Duma of Russia exempted bankrupts from paying VAT

The state Duma adopted a bill in the third reading, according to which it is proposed to exempt bankrupts from paying value-added tax (VAT) when selling goods and services that were manufactured and performed after the debtors were declared insolvent

Regional budget revenues in Russia have declined

Budget revenues of the Russian Federation’s constituent entities decreased by about 7% in January-September, first Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov said in a speech at the Federation Council on Wednesday during the government hour.

Turkey intends to review prices for Russian gas

Turkey is negotiating long-term contracts with the Russian side to reduce gas prices, Turkish energy and natural resources Minister Fatih Denmez said. According to him, the start of gas production from a recently discovered field in the Black sea will reduce gas tariffs in Turkey and reduce the cost of importing it.

Navalny announced his plans after his discharge

The press service of the Berlin University clinic “Charite” reported that Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was discharged from the hospital, as his condition has significantly improved, and further hospitalization is not required.

After discharge, Alexey Navalny intends to “normalize” his life on the recommendation of doctors and achieve recovery from the consequences of poisoning. He wrote about this in his Instagram.

The plans are simple: a physical therapist every day. Maybe a rehabilitation center. Stand on one leg. Fully regain control of your fingers. Keep the balance. It’s funny, I wanted to learn how to ride a Wake Board behind a boat on a wave and learned this summer. And now I’m learning to stand on one leg, ” Mr. Navalny wrote on Instagram.

The average duration of a healthy life in Russia is named

The average healthy life expectancy in Russia is 46.5 years, according to the results of a study conducted by the Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation.

The Russian state Duma has banned free traffic on toll roads

The state Duma adopted in the third reading the law on regulation of travel on toll roads, as well as on the rules for forming tariffs. A ban on driving on toll roads is prescribed , but only if the section of road is marked accordingly.

Alexander Lukashenko secretly took office as President of Belarus

The ceremony was held at the Palace of independence and was not broadcast on television. Several hundred people were invited to it, according to journalists, they were both top state officials and heads of local authorities, as well as representatives of state media, scientists, culture and sports.

The text of the presidential oath was delivered by Lukashenka in Belarusian, and then he made a speech in Russian. He called the inauguration a day of shared victory with the audience and noted the” steadfastness, courage and solidity ” of civil servants. After the ceremony, the servicemen took the oath of office to the President.

The Kremlin refrained from commenting on Lukashenka’s inauguration

The President of the Russian Federation can call Lukashenka to congratulate him on taking office. This was told by Peskov on September 23. In the meantime, according to him, the Kremlin will not comment on Lukashenka’s inauguration.

I prefer not to comment here. This is an absolutely sovereign, internal decision of the Belarusian leadership. If it is accepted, it means that it was considered appropriate. I can’t comment on this in any way. – Dmitry Peskov

Slovakia was the first EU country to refuse to recognize the legitimacy of Lukashenka

Slovakia was the first EU country to refuse to consider Alexander Lukashenko the legitimate President of Belarus. This was written on Twitter by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korchok, RIA Novosti reports.

“Alexander Lukashenko, who was inaugurated today, has no legitimacy to lead his country,” the Slovak foreign Minister said. Korchok added that his country supports the people of Belarus.

Lithuanian foreign Minister calls Alexander Lukashenko’s inauguration a farce

Lithuanian foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius called the inauguration of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko a farce. In his opinion, Lukashenka cannot be considered a legally elected head of state

Time did not include Putin in the rating of the most influential people

This year, not a single Russian is represented in the rating. The magazine did not find a place in any of the categories for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Thus, for the third year in a row, Time did not include the Russian leader in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Belarus ‘ opposition calls for indefinite action of defiance

After the secret inauguration of Lukashenka, Pavel Latushko, a member of the Presidium of the constitutional court of the opposition of Belarus, announced an indefinite action of defiance:

For us, the citizens of Belarus, for the world community, he [Lukashenko] is now nobody. An unfortunate mistake of history and a disgrace to the civilized world. We will never accept fraud and demand new elections!

Germany did not recognize Lukashenka as the legitimate President of Belarus

Germany does not consider Alexander Lukashenko a legitimate President of Belarus even after his inauguration. This is reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the statement of the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert.

Czech Republic does not recognize the legitimacy of Lukashenka

“The elections in Belarus were neither free nor fair. Their results are not legitimate, so today’s inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko is also illegitimate,” the Czech foreign Minister said.

Putin told the senators about the success of Russia

Changes to the Constitution are good. People supported the policy of strengthening Russia’s sovereignty. Citizens have become real co — authors of the new Constitution and they should fully feel this-the government will have to do a good job.

Our top priority is children. We support families with children. And schools. And we will support you even more.

We were able to help citizens, despite the fall in oil prices, new high-tech sectors are gaining strength.

The situation in our country remains tense due to the coronavirus, while in other countries everything is very bad.

Because we helped the economy with cheap loans.

Yes, the problem of poverty has worsened. But we will help everyone change their lives.

We will also increase pensions.

We will increase spending on medicine and the environment.

We have big plans — we will build roads, modernize airports, reconstruct museums, explore the world’s oceans and space, and create new jobs.

Almost 20 million Russians have incomes below the subsistence minimum

Rosstat recently published figures on the ratio of income of Russians and the subsistence minimum – and 19.9 million people in the second quarter of 2020 had incomes below this very subsistence minimum – this is 13.5% of the country’s residents.

For comparison: a year ago, in the 2nd quarter of 2019, 18.6 million Russians had incomes below the subsistence minimum: growth for the year by 1.3 million people.

At the same time, the ability to live on a living wage without additional (even natural) income still raises questions: 11468 rubles is not a very large amount, to put it mildly. Of these, 5398 rubles are allocated for food.

The choreographer was offered jobs as a loader and a watchman during the reduction

The chief choreographer of the Nizhny Novgorod Opera and ballet theater was offered a job as a loader and watchman. The contract with people’s artist of the RSFSR Valery Miklin ends on November 17. Tatyana Mavrina, who headed the theater in July, offered him a choice of 28 vacancies with an average salary of 12 thousand rubles. As the head of the personnel Department Ekaterina Esina told the newspaper “Rise”, so far Miklin has not stopped at anything

Putin introduced a bill to the state Duma on a new way to form a government.

According to the document, the Prime Minister, deputies and Ministers are appointed by the President after their approval by the state Duma. The President will exercise overall leadership of the government. The head of the Cabinet of Ministers will be personally responsible to the President for exercising the powers assigned to the government. The President will be able to dismiss any member of the Cabinet, including the Prime Minister, without dissolving the government.

Putin suggested that Navalny could have taken the poison himself

The French newspaper, citing sources, claims that the Russian President made such a statement during a telephone conversation with Macron on September 14. Putin allegedly argued his version by saying that this nerve agent is less difficult to manufacture than is commonly believed. According to the publication, Putin explained that the investigation of Navalny’s poisoning is not being started due to the fact that Germany and France do not provide the results of his tests to Russian specialists, and also offered to study a possible Latvian trace in the poisoning case.

The Kremlin’s press service reported after the conversation that during the conversation with Macron, Putin stressed the inappropriateness of “unsubstantiated, unfounded accusations” and stated the need to transfer Russia’s biomaterials and the results of Navalny’s tests.

Ramil Shamsutdinov pleaded guilty to shooting his colleagues in Transbaikalia.

He explained the act by the fact that he could not tolerate bullying from other military personnel. The examination showed that he is mentally healthy. This is reported by the investigation. A preliminary hearing on his case is scheduled for September 29. Earlier, one of the defendants in his case confirmed the facts of hazing in the unit where Shamsutdinov served.

It will be more difficult for Russians to apply to the constitutional court

It will be much more difficult for Russians to apply to the constitutional court now than to the ECHR-this follows from the draft law on the constitutional court introduced by Putin yesterday, Open media found out. Now this can only be done if the citizen was refused by all other Russian courts

This is not only about appeal and cassation in the” highest possible instance for this category of cases”, but also the need to reach the Supervisory instance. There is a strict deadline for filing a complaint — this must be done within a year from the moment of exhaustion of legal remedies.

The main thing from Vladimir Putin’s speech at the UN General Assembly session

  • The UN is fulfilling its main mission with dignity.
  • The veto power of the five permanent members of the UN security Council works, it is necessary and reflects the real military-political balance in the world.
  • It will take a long time to restore the global economy, and the previously tested anti-crisis measures will not always work
  • The arms control system is being degraded, regional conflicts are not abating, and threats from terrorism, crime, and drug trafficking are becoming more acute
  • The potential of who needs to be qualitatively strengthened, and Russia will take part in this work.
  • Russia is ready to provide the UN With all the necessary qualified assistance. In particular, we offer to provide our vaccine voluntary vaccination of employees of the Organization and its subsidiaries
  • Russia stands with the initiative to conclude a legally binding agreement involving all major space-faring Nations, which would ban the placement of weapons in outer space
  • We count on mutual restraint in the deployment of new missile systems

Uzbekistan is switching to ID cards instead of passports.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree according to which a unified ID card system will be introduced in Uzbekistan starting from January 1, 2021.ID cards will be issued in two stages:

  • from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022-on a voluntary basis, upon reaching the age of 16, as well as for other reasons provided for by law
  • from January 1, 2023 to December 31,2030— mandatory
  • A biometric passport of the 2011 model will be considered invalid from January 1, 2031.
  • You can get or replace your ID card at any public service center within 1 business day (currently, it takes 10 days to issue a biometric passport).
  • The ID card will only be valid within the country. you still need a passport to travel abroad.