27 Sep, 2019

News digest for 09/26/2019

The subsistence minimum of Russian pensioners in 2020 will be 9311 rubles.

This follows from the draft Federal budget for 2020 and the planning period 2021-2022, prepared by the Ministry of Finance of Russia. The draft Federal law proposes to set the subsistence minimum of a pensioner in the whole country in order to determine the amount of social Supplement to the pension.

As of 2019, the average cost of living of a pensioner in Russia as a whole is 8846 rubles, according to the FIU.

Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced that in 2020 the insurance pensions of unemployed pensioners will be indexed above the forecast value of inflation, and their average size will be 16.4 thousand rubles.

The U.S. justice Department plans to launch an investigation against Facebook

U.S. attorney General William Barr has instructed the justice Department to open an antitrust investigation into Facebook, Bloomberg reported, citing a source. The Federal trade Commission (FTC) is already investigating.


Kristalina Georgieva, chief Executive officer of the world Bank, has been appointed managing Director of the International monetary Fund (IMF). The previous head of the IMF Christine Lagarde was nominated for the position of the European Central Bank.


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asked Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government. He made this decision after consultations with representatives of the parties that had passed the Parliament.


In Russia illegally cut down 19 million cubic meters of forest in three years

In Russia for three years under the cover of sanitary logging destroyed 19 million cubic meters of forest, said the first Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman. According to him, “this is only the tip of the iceberg.”

“It was succeeded to stop similar practice in the Republic of Altai, Khakassia, Irkutsk, Penza, Tomsk and other areas. The total volume of illegal sanitary logging amounted to 19 million cubic meters in three years, ” Interfax quotes the first Deputy Prosecutor General.

He noted that half of the volume of illegal logging in the country falls on the territory of the Irkutsk region.

“The destruction of forests in specially protected natural areas (PAS) is alarming. In 14 regions, the administrations do not even plan environmental measures. For 7 months of this year, 62 thousand hectares of unique protected forest were destroyed in the protected areas, ” Buksman stressed.

The ROC received 4.5 billion rubles through subsidies from the Agency for nationalities

Over the past four years, organizations associated with the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) have received subsidies from the Federal budget to support spiritual and educational activities. A total of 4.5 billion rubles was allocated through the Federal Agency for nationalities (FADN). In most cases, the money goes to the construction of spiritual centers in the regions of the Russian Federation.

Draft budget to support the activities of the President of Russia

2020 – 13 billion 851 million rubles
2021 – 14 billion 191 million rubles
2022 – 14 billion 625 million rubles

Priest Nikolai Stremsky was arrested in Orenburg.

Leninsky district court of Orenburg arrested prior to November 12, the rector of the Holy Trinity monastery of mercy in Saraktash district Nicholas Stremsky. The meeting was held behind closed doors, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the court. In what accuse the priest, in court don’t speak. In the UK and the interior Ministry is not officially commented.

According to local media, he is suspected of rape and indecent assault, the list of victims mentioned seven children. On education Stremsky are 70 children. At the trial, the priest said that the children could invent their testimony

The head of the manufacturer of electronic cigarettes resigned

The head of the largest American manufacturer of electronic cigarettes resigned amid the ongoing “epidemic” among vapers. His resignation is published on the company’s website.

“Since I joined Juul, I’ve worked nonstop helping turn a small company into a global business, so a few weeks ago I decided it was time to retire,” Kevin burns said.

Population density of Russia per square km.

About 68.3 % of Russians live in the European part of Russia, which makes up 20.82% of the territory. The population density of European Russia — 27 people/km2, and Asian-3 people / km2. Urban population -74.27 % (2017). As of 2014, the population density in Russia was 8.4 people/km2.

The President of Ukraine told the details of the conversation with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky told the details of the conversation with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The speech of the leader of Ukraine tried to convey the newspaper “Ukrainian truth”.

According to Zelensky, Lavrov approached him when they were both standing in line, said he wanted to meet and hoped for an end to the conflict in Donbass. The President replied that he also wants to end the war.

“Yes, please, our side, we do everything, this is our country, this is our land. If you’re ready, let’s end the war? Give us our territory, exchange people, ” – said Zelensky.

The US will create in the Polish city of Poznan command post

The United States will create a division command in the Polish city of Poznan and from there will direct the actions of its troops on the Eastern flank of Europe. This was announced on the air of the Polish radio Minister of national defense of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak.

Draft budget to support the activities of the presidential Executive office

13.7 billion rubles in 2020
14 billion rubles in 2021
14.5 billion rubles in 2022

Mufti of Moscow proposed to legalize polygamy in Russia

Mufti called to take into account the fact that the number of women in Russia exceeds the number of men – according to Rosstat, 10 million. In addition, in Russia there are many situations where ” women are widowed or divorced”

Camera tripod disappear from the roads of the Chelyabinsk region

The authorities of the Chelyabinsk region sided with drivers in a dispute with private owners who install cameras that record the speed of cars. The fact that the car owners have increased complaints about unfair fines. Violations were removed by cameras-tripods, data, as it is known, are transferred from them to traffic police.

The contract is valid until the end of the year. In 2020, we will not renew it. And the released money – about 110 million rubles-will be sent to stationary video recording posts. — Alexey Teksler

To store garbage in sparsely populated areas

The state Duma introduced a bill allowing to arrange landfills in sparsely populated areas, the correspondent of “Rosbalta”. The initiative was taken By the Assembly of deputies of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

The bill provides for the possibility of accumulation of solid municipal waste (MSW) “in places (at sites) of waste accumulation that do not have a year-round connection with the network of public roads in accordance with the territorial scheme in the field of waste management, for a period of not more than 36 months.”

Bali has already begun to suffer from a ban on extramarital sex

Indonesian officials have banned extramarital sex in Bali. In prison can get three tourists who were caught in the room without a marriage certificate. Tourists are asked to remain calm and continue to relax on the island, as the President suspended the introduction of this law for some time. Australians have already begun to refuse to travel. In addition, the law has an article that prohibits insulting the President of the country, state symbols and religion. Bali’s tourism business fears who such a law could harm tourism. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest amendments to the criminal code banning sex before marriage.

The Central Bank Russia slightly “tweaked” inflation

One of the reasons for the decline in inflation in Russia, the President called the” twist ” of the Central Bank 700 billion rubles in anticipation of their arrival in the economy, which is delayed because of the lack of vigorous work on the implementation of national projects. Vladimir Putin said this at a meeting with members of the Russian government, broadcast by the TV channel “Russia 24”.

The court for the first time in five years supported the business in the dispute over dividends to offshore

The contractor of the consortium Sakhalin Energy-the company drilling oil and gas wells “KSA DEUTAG drilling” – managed to challenge additional taxes for the payment of dividends to offshore, follows from the decision of the Arbitration court of the Sakhalin region.

“Business failed to prove in court that the structures operating in such jurisdictions are not technical companies created to save on taxes,” Dmitry Fomin, a lawyer at KPMG’s dispute resolution practice in Russia and the CIS, commented to RBC.

Rotenberg agreed to sell the largest contractor ” Gazprom»

Arkady and Igor Rotenberg sell two of its contractors “SGM” and “Gazprom drilling”. Vedomosti writes about this, citing sources familiar with the negotiations. “Gazprom drilling”, according to sources, is estimated at 47 billion or 58 billion rubles. Gazprom and Gazprombank will pay from 70 to 95 billion rubles for stroygazmontazh.

The buyer will perform a “Gastrocrom”, the new single contractor of “Gazprom”, where the monopoly of 49% and the rest of the structures of Gazprombank and individuals. the Sale will take place in October, said two sources close to the CMB, and a source close to the “Gastrostomy”.

In Russia, 9% of fuel at gas stations was a surrogate

The share of counterfeit and surrogate fuel in the Russian market is 8.8%. This was shown by Rosstandart inspections carried out since the beginning of the year. Thus, at gas stations sold 6 million tons of surrogate per year.

Russian bankers have proposed to introduce a tax on transactions with cryptocurrency

Mining must be legally recognized as an analogy of the occupation of property or equate it to finding money, according to the Association of banks of Russia. The organization published a report in which it proposed a way to legalize cryptocurrencies in the country, Izvestia reported.

“Applying legal fiction, it could be argued that the first owner of crypto assets “found” them, since receiving from an anonymous system can be conditionally considered a find,” the document says.

In this case, digital money can be considered a thing and taxed, as well as barter transactions. It is proposed to introduce cryptocurrency into Russian law within the framework of the phrase “newly created” (includes property independently produced by a citizen, for example, fruits, products, etc.).)

Statistics of the shadow economy in Russia

According to the world Bank, the size of this part of the economy is 3.5 times larger than in the countries belonging to the “Big seven”. If we compare the volume of hidden economic activity in comparison with other most visible indicators in the economy of the Russian Federation, we can replace the following:

The volume of the shadow economy (2019) 20.5 trillion. rubles’.
Federal budget expenditures (2019) 18 trillion. rubles’.
Gazprom’s annual revenue (2017) is 6.5 trillion. rubles’.
Cash income of Russian citizens (2018) 57.5 trillion. rubles’.

In the system of fast payments the Central Bank will introduce payment for biometrics person

Rostelecom has developed a technology of payment for goods using facial biometrics, which is integrated into the system of fast payments of the Central Bank. For this payment, the buyer will not need a Bank card or QR-code

Aeroflot’s Board of Directors approved the lease of five more SSJ-100s

Aeroflot’s Board of Directors approved the lease of five new Sukhoi Superjet 100 jets. This is stated in the message of the airline. It is planned that Aeroflot will receive the aircraft by the end of 2019

Transneft reported an increased content of chlorine in oil “Rosneft»

During the first eight months of 2019, Rosneft delivered oil from the pipeline system with an average content of organochlorine compounds of 1.7 ppm (a million share), the press service of Transneft reported.

Japan to invest $10 billion in LNG projects worldwide

The Japanese authorities together with private companies of the country intend to invest $ 10 billion in projects in the field of liquefied natural gas (LNG) around the world, Reuters reported, citing a statement by the Minister of economy, industry and trade of Japan Issyu Sugawara.

Belarus unites two operators of the Druzhba pipeline»

Belarus has been uniting two operators of the Druzhba pipeline on its territory since October 1, Andrei Verigo, chief engineer of JSC Gomeltransneft Druzhba, said on Thursday

“From October 1, we will become a single company — Polotsk “Druzhba” (“Polotsktransneft Druzhba” — ed.) will be part of our team. There are no benefits of a single enterprise, there are interests of the country, ” Verigo told reporters.

He also said that the planned volumes of transit of Russian oil through the territory of Belarus through the pipeline “Druzhba” in 2019 will not be achieved, pumping will be about 54 million tons.

Reuters learned about Saudi Aramco’s oil purchases from other countries

Saudi oil company Saudi Aramco purchases oil from suppliers in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait to meet its obligations to refineries in Bahrain, Malaysia and South Korea. This was reported by Reuters, citing sources familiar with the situation

Auriant Mining began the factory tests of the CIL on Targane

Swedish Auriant Mining, develops gold deposits in Russia, has begun testing a new factory CIL (coal-in-alkali) at the tardan field in the Republic of Tuva, the company said in a statement

Share in the refinery “Northern Kuzbass” put up for sale

The message about the selling price of the asset issued by the bankruptcy Trustee “Anzhersky oil refinery” Alexei Antonov. It States that the share of 64% will be auctioned for 182,1 mln. it is also Noted that this share is pledged Finoyl, OOO.

VAT and met will give the budget 2020 two-thirds of revenues

As follows from the draft budget for the years 2020-2022, the sum of all revenues next year in the amount 20,363 trillion on these two taxes will have 13,538 trillion is exactly two-thirds of the revenue part of the state Treasury. VAT in 2020 is planned to collect in the amount of 7,502 trillion rubles.

Global energy consumption will grow by 50% by 2050%

Energy Information Administration in the material EIA projects nearly 50% increase in world energy usage by 2050, led by growth in Asia notes that the forecast of the International energy review 2019 (IEO2019) Aer suggested that world energy consumption will increase by almost 50% between 2018 and 2050. Most of this growth will come from countries outside the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) and will be concentrated in regions where strong economic growth is driving demand, particularly in Asia.

US to impose sanctions on China over Iranian oil

According to Pompeo, sanctions are found due to the fact that China transported oil from Iran in spite of sanctions measures against this country. Pompeo equated such actions to the action of exerting maximum US pressure on Iran.

“This measure is aimed at depriving the Iranian regime of critical revenues,” Pompeo said.

Chinese official hid in the basement of his house 13 tons of gold

Employees of the National Supervisory Commission (anti-corruption body of China) found in the basement of the former mayor of Ganzhou – 57-year-old Zhang Qi, almost 13 tons of gold (for comparison – an eighth of the gold, which, for example, in 2019, Poland acquired), as well as hundreds of millions in dollar terms. In addition, the official was the owner of several luxury homes with an area of more than a thousand square meters.

The official set a world corruption record and was unable to explain to investigators the origin of the funds. According to experts, found in the house would be enough to save two Greece from default

Russia will spend on housing for officials

The Russian government in 2020-2022 will allocate officials about 9.5 billion rubles of subsidies for the purchase of residential real estate, reports TASS with reference to the draft Federal budget for 2020 and the planning period 2021-2022.

How do different countries treat the UN?

Experts conducted surveys, and it turned out that only in 3 countries the organization is rather disliked. Guess how it is treated in Russia. Why, then, did our delegation want to go to the General Assembly?

In Russia proposed a new way to deal with snow on the roads

Russian engineers have proposed to deal with the icing of the road and snowdrifts on the roadway with conductive concrete, using the so-called “warm roads”. This is stated in the research of experts from Rosdornii, reports RT

In Chechnya, the father of the bride had to apologize to Kadyrov

Posted on the Internet video in which the bride cries, hugging his father, caught the eye of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, who condemned the behavior of the Chechen: according to Muslim customs, the father should not attend the wedding of his daughter. Ramzan Kadyrov condemned the behavior of a countryman publicly.

He showed this video at a meeting with representatives of the legislative and Executive authorities of the Republic and voiced his position: he will not allow anyone to neglect Chechen traditions.

Moscow city hall refused to agree on the action ” Immortal GULAG»

Moscow city hall refused to agree to the opposition rally in memory of victims of political repression “Immortal GULAG”, said the Chairman of the party” Civil initiative “(unofficially called” party of changes”) Andrey Nechaev on his Facebook page.

The decision on the district coefficient in Primorye is again postponed

Recall that on September 2, 2019, the regional administration adopted resolution No. 565-PA without taking into account the reasoned opinion of the Primorsky regional trilateral Commission. The document establishes from January 1, 2020, the district coefficient in the territory of Primorye is 1.2 instead of the usual 1.3


The Tulun authorities refused to compensate the local because he was not at home at the time of the flood.


Gay couple with adopted children have requested political asylum in the US

Russians Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Erofeev requested political asylum in the United States. After they were searched in the case of the adoption of their two children, Vaganov and Erofeev decided not to return to Russia. She and the kids have been living in Washington state for three weeks

Alexei moneychanger released from custody

The defendant in the” Moscow case ” Alexei minyailo, accused of participating in mass riots, was released from custody. The judge noted that in the case against minyailo there are no signs of riots; the actions of the accused are seen only signs of an administrative offense, so there are no grounds for detention. The investigation and the Prosecutor’s office did not specify whether the criminal case against minyailo would be dismissed.

Detained Golunov ex-police demanded to restore them to service

Three ex-police officers who detained the journalist Ivan Golunov in the case of drugs and were dismissed, filed lawsuits demanding to restore them to the service of the interior Ministry. Relevant information “MBH media” found in the files of the Moscow city court.

The press service of the Moscow city court “MBH media” reported that the case is classified as “secret” and is heard behind closed doors. The next meeting will be held on October 2

The Finance Ministry proposed to increase subsidies to the “First channel” and VGTRK

In 2020, channel One may receive 6.5 billion rubles from the budget for the production and purchase of content. The Finance Ministry proposes to allocate 24.2 billion rubles to Finance VGTRK.

Smoking on the balcony is now prohibited

In Russia, the Rules of the fire regime have changed, now on the balconies and in the rooms of houses, hostels and hotels it is forbidden to use open fire.

There is no clear definition of open fire in the document, but, according to paragraph 436 of the fire regulations, its source is, among other things, a burning match and a cigarette.

The government resolution amending the law is published on the Internet portal of legal information.


In world trade, coffee is the second most traded commodity after oil.


Russia will have an analogue of ” Wikipedia»

1 billion 989 million 304.4 thousand rubles will be paid from the state budget to the Creator of the new encyclopedia-open joint stock company “Scientific publishing house ” Big Russian encyclopedia”. The project to create an electronic encyclopedia, which started on July 1, should be completed on April 1, 2022.

China’s direct investment in the US

China’s investment in the US has declined by 90% during trump’s presidency amid a tightening trade standoff between the countries. A new round of trade war between the US and China began in late may, when Donald trump imposed a national emergency because of the alleged threats from Huawei to the country’s information technology

The US and NATO conducted tests atomic bomb B61-12

The national nuclear safety administration at the U.S. Department of energy, together with the U.S. military and NATO representatives, conducted three tests of a modification of the B61 atomic bomb. As the press service of nwab, the tests took place on August 21.

The bomb was dropped at a test site in Nevada, and it was not equipped with a nuclear warhead. The tests themselves took place as part of the B61 life extension program. The final exercises will be held next year.

The US denied Rogozin a visa to attend the CTBT conference

Dmitry Rogozin, head of the state Corporation Roscosmos, confirmed that he had not been issued a us visa to attend the conference on facilitating the entry into force of the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban Treaty (CTBT).

US to allocate additional aid to Venezuela

The United States will provide additional humanitarian aid to Venezuela in the amount of about $119 million, according to a statement by U.S. state Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus, published on the Agency’s website

Draft budget to Finance the interior Ministry

By 2020, it will exceed 1 trillion. rubles’.
2021 to 765.5 billion rubles
In 2022, 790 billion rubles.

Saudi Prince admitted responsibility for the murder of Kalkaji

The crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, admitted their responsibility for the incident with the killing in Istanbul of a Saudi journalist Jamal Hackage. This is stated in the announcement of the documentary series Frontline, posted on Thursday on the website of the US public broadcasting service PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). This film by journalist Martin Smith will air on October 1.

He, however, insists that he was not aware of what is happening with Hackage. Mohammed bin Salman al Saud explained that the Kingdom has “20 million subjects and 3 million civil servants” who have their own agenda and tasks, and it is impossible to know what each of them is doing.

Lukashenka confirmed readiness to send peacekeepers to Donbass

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday confirmed his country’s readiness to take part in the settlement in Donbass, including by sending a Belarusian peacekeeping contingent there.

Gref predicted the first world revolution of public administration

The head of Sberbank German Gref, speaking at the Congress INTOSAI, said that now many States are facing the need for change, as the fourth industrial revolution brought a lot of new things.

“We stand on the threshold of the need for the first revolution of public administration,” he said.

According to Gref, despite the four industrial revolutions, the system of public administration remained the same – with a giant process management and a lack of project management and innovation

Trump and Duda signed a Declaration on military cooperation

The leaders of the United States and Poland Donald trump and Andrzej Duda signed a joint Declaration on military cooperation, which refers to the implementation of previous agreements concerning the strengthening of the military presence.

On the border of Lithuania and Belarus will be a us tank battalion

A us tank battalion is arriving in Lithuania, which will be deployed on the border with Belarus near the Pabrade test site, the Lithuanian defense Ministry website says. It is noted that the Americans arrived in Lithuania not for exercises, but for long-term location and deployment.

Bloomberg reports battles involving Wagner PMCs on the front lines in Libya

Mercenaries private military company (PMCs) Wagner began to fight on the front lines in Libya on the side of field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with the situation. Officials from Libya and Western countries are among the Agency’s interlocutors.

In the Crimea relocated aviation regiment of the Northern fleet

In the Crimea arrived ship fighter aviation regiment of the Northern fleet. The personnel were relocated to the MiG-29K. On the Peninsula, troops will practice the technique of take-off and landing ground test training complex THREADS.

“The best entrepreneur-2016” and her husband were arrested in Chita

In Chita arrested the businessman Olga Levochkina on suspicion of smuggling of the wood to China. This September 24 ZAB.RU reported in the East Siberian transport Prosecutor’s office. Levochkina in 2016 won the contest ” Best entrepreneur “in the category”Business woman of the year”.

Yes, indeed, the detained individual entrepreneur Levochkin Olga, her husband, a citizen of Russia and China Blue SSC Min. and a number of persons, according to the investigation, they jointly have made the illegal movement of timber across customs border in China. Now suspects are arrested by court, the measure of restraint in the form of detention is chosen, – explained in Department.

Anti-war satire “Rabbit Jojo” will not be released in Russian hire

Rental company “Twentieth Century Fox CIS” does not plan to release a picture of Taiki Waititi “Rabbit Jojo” in Russian cinemas. About it reports the edition “Chinareport” with reference to the press service of the Bank. Representatives of “Twentieth Century Fox CIS” could not comment on the reasons for the decision not to release the film in the Russian hire.

“The Avengers” producer Kevin Feigy will create a film on ” Star wars»

The head of Mavel studios Kevin Feige will be working on a new film kynoselen “Star wars”. On September 26, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Irkutsk will host the festival of pop culture ” Baikal Comics fest»

In Irkutsk from 28 to 29 September on the territory of the military sports club “combat” and karting club “Highway” will be held the festival of pop culture “Baikal Comics fest”. The event is held for the third time. More than 3500 spectators took part in the festival in 2018.

Released the trailer for “Proxima” with Eva green

In YouTube published a trailer for the film “Proxima” Alice Vinokur. The main role in the space drama was played by Eva green. The film is a story about a woman astronaut who goes into space to perform an important mission for a year

Jared Padalecki will play Tough Walker in the remake of the series

American actor Jared Padalecki, familiar to viewers for the role of Sam Winchester in the series “Supernatural “in the near future may play a major role in the remake of the series” Walker, Texas Ranger “(in the original — “Cool Walker: Justice in Texas”), glorified Chuck Norris.

New video for Abbey Road anniversary album

New video for the Beatles ‘song” Here Comes the Sun”. The release is timed to the fiftieth anniversary of the famous album Abbey Road. The trailer for the video can already be viewed on the band’s official YouTube channel

The XX international Volkov festival started in Yaroslavl

The festival poster was opened by dancers of the Perm Opera and ballet theatre named after Tchaikovsky. They showed Mikhail Fokin’s ballets: Chopiniana, Vision of the rose, Dying Swan and Polovtsian dances. In total, the program of the Volkov festival includes 10 performances of theaters from Russia, Estonia, France.

Released a new trailer for “the Irishman” Martin Scorsese

A new trailer for Martin Scorsese’s crime drama “the Irishman”has been published on YouTube. The main roles in the film were played by al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The film is a story about Frank Sheeran, who killed dozens of American gangsters

Moscow will host the First festival of student films “Voznesensky Fest»

The festival will be held from 27 to 29 September in the halls of the Moscow school of new cinema, it will be dedicated to the memory of Soviet filmmaker Marlene Khutsiev and the anniversary of the film “Zastava Ilyich”. The competition program includes 35 films.

Return to ” Jurassic World»

The main actors in the science fiction film “Jurassic Park” Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern will meet again on the same set. According to the Hollywood Reporter, they will play in the film “Jurassic World 3”.

Google introduced Android 10 for budget devices

Android 10 (Go Edition) is designed specifically for smartphones, the amount of RAM does not exceed 1.5 GB. In addition to improved speed on budget devices, the new version of Android will provide phones with data encryption and an updated set of proprietary applications.

DJI unveils new drones and services for industrial customers

The Chinese company at the event in the US introduced two new industrial drones, a number of services and a new initiative to provide first aid during natural disasters and search missions using drone technology

“This year, we are committed to putting our easy — to-use drones in the hands of farmers, agronomists and agricultural workers to help them manage their lands in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way,” said DJI Vice President and regional Manager for North America Mario Rebello.

NPO Energomash digitizes the rocket engine RD-171МВ

Digitization of the design documentation for the RD-171MV engine for the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle is in the final stage, the press service of the Energomash Research and production Association reported on September 25.

“We plan to complete the work in late September-early October. In addition to 3D models, we create a full-fledged electronic design documentation, with all the information necessary for the production, control and delivery of finished products,” said Oleg Tver’, head of the digital technology implementation Department of NPO Energomash.

RD-171МВ — an upgraded version of the base engine RD-170/171, developed by NPO Energomash in the 1976-1986 years.

Facebook intends to “digitize” the planet

For the project, it is planned to create a three-dimensional model of the planet, which would allow users to live in improved interactive spaces. In fact, Facebook “swung” to create a full-fledged virtual reality that will lie on top of the physical world.

Russian projects in the field of biotechnology have not found investors

Venture investments in Russian biotech in the first half of 2019 fell to $5.1 million. Experts note the great interest of investors in this sector, but they are deterred by the excessive riskiness of projects.

In the global market for the first half of the year, the number of transactions in biotech increased and exceeded 1.7 thousand in the amount of $21 billion.

Huawei will install the Russian operating system on its servers

Russian developer of operating systems “Basalt SPO” will start selling Huawei servers based On kunpeng processor with ARM64 architecture under the brand Taishan on the Russian operating system “Alt Linux”, CEO of” Basalt SPO ” Alexey Smirnov said.

Manufacture of servers has already begun in China, they will predustanovyat Russian operating system, and then “Basalt SPO” will sell licenses to customers when buying servers, says Alexei Smirnov: as license sales “Basalt SPO” will make a profit.

Yandex Translator learned to translate conversation

In Yandex.The translator has a mode of dialogue. It is useful in situations when you need to discuss something with a foreigner. The application will act as a translator: it will listen to replicas, translate them and voice the interlocutor.

The Swiss Parliament refused to block pirate sites

The hosts that host pirate sites can expect tougher moves in the future, Roskomsvoboda, citing Torrentfreak. At the same time, users in Switzerland will still be able to download pirated content for personal use, lawmakers have decided.

Yandex.Pictures got a photo editor

The service of the famous Russian IT-company added a photo editor, in addition to adding inscriptions, its functionality now includes the ability to crop the photo and draw on it. Over time, the company will expand the capabilities of the editor, as well as add it to the full version of the site to work with a computer – now it will be possible to use it only in the mobile version of the search engine and in the Yandex application.

A decoder has been released to fight bitcoin ransomware viruses

The company-software developer in the field of cyber security Emsisoft has released a new decoder to fight the virus-ransomware bitcoin WannaCryFake.

Internet Explorer has become a source of vulnerability for all computers

Microsoft has issued a warning about the dangers posed by Internet Explorer. It was discovered a critical vulnerability that allows attackers to hack the computer and gain access to personal data of the user. Versions 9-11 of the browser are reported to be affected by this vulnerability

ASUS has confirmed the release of the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

It is reported that the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is tentatively equipped with the same processor as the regular “sixteen sixty”. The difference lies in the memory configuration, the SUPER card is credited with GDDR6 with a bandwidth of 14 Gbit / s. The normal version only GDDR5 at 8 GB / s

Apple has warned about the dangers of third-party iOS-keyboards

Apple has warned of the danger that can be caused by third-party iOS keyboards. We are talking about a defect of programmers, because of this, the program without any demand gets access to the text that the user types.

China changed its mind to give money to Japan Display

Chinese investment firm Harvest Group will not provide any financial assistance to Japan Display, which supplies displays for Apple devices. This was reported by the Nikkei Agency.

Jackdaws can warn each other about dangerous people

British scientists said that jackdaws can remember dangerous people, avoid them, and talk about them to relatives. This is written by the Royal Society Open Science. Biologist Victoria Lee said that birds can recognize dangerous people and report them to each other as a warning.

Record-fast neutron tomography showed water absorption by roots

To demonstrate the capabilities of the authors in the dynamics recorded the process of movement of water in the soil with a time resolution of one and a half seconds, but the potential of the method is much wider, scientists write in the journal Optics Express.

New study studies superluminal gamma-ray bursts

Astrophysicists John Hakkila of the College of Charleston and Robert Nemiroff of Michigan technological University published a study showing that explosions that create gamma-ray bursts can actually exceed the speed of light in surrounding gas clouds, but this does not violate Einstein’s theory of relativity because they move faster than light in the medium, but not faster than light in a vacuum. This work will appear in a new issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

A method for creating a superluminal engine is named

Joseph Agnew from the University of Alabama in the United States believes that The concept of the Alcubierre bubble, which allows a spacecraft to reach superluminal speed without violating the principle of causality, is plausible. He said this at the forum of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Indianapolis, reports the publication Science Alert.

The developer called the cost of the robot ” Fedor»

The cost of the robot-Android, similar to the robot sent to the ISS “Fedor”, is about 30 million rubles. This was told by the Executive Director of the NGO “Android technology” (the company-developer of the robot) Evgeny Dudorov.

“If we talk in General about the cost of the robot… more than 20 million rubles, more than 30 million rubles,” he said in a video posted on the YouTube channel PRO – robots, RIA “Novosti”.

He said that this amount relates directly to the manufacture of one instance of the robot, designed to perform certain tasks, the cost includes its programming.