2 Oct, 2019

News digest for 10/01/2019

The people’s Republic of China is 70 years old.

70 years ago, Mao Zedong won the civil war supporters of the conservative nationalist party led by Chiang Kai-shek.

After Mao’s victory:

  • he began nationalization, collectivization and industrialization.
  • distributed 47 million hectares of land of rich landowners to 300 million poor peasants
  • began terror against rich Chinese. At least a million of them were killed
  • simplified Chinese writing to make it easier to teach Chinese to read and write.

In 1966, he wanted to get rid of his political rivals and started a big purge called “cultural revolution” or “Maoism”.

Mao and his supporters urged to fight against old ideas, customs, culture and traditions. Destroyed museums, monuments, books, works of art, everything that Mao thought reminded of the “bourgeois”. All Chinese ambassadors were recalled from abroad. Playing cards and chess was a crime. It was forbidden even to sing lullabies to children. Mao Zedong’s personality cult was introduced.

The end of the” cultural revolution “is considered to be 1976, when the”gang of four” was arrested. This was the name given to the main Communist figures who tried to lead the country after Mao’s death.

China showed at the parade a new Intercontinental ballistic missile

At the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the formation of China showed the latest Intercontinental ballistic missile DF-41. On October 1, reports “RIA Novosti”. The PRC began work on this three-stage missile in the 1980s and in 2009 it was to be shown to the public.

The Finance Ministry will change the taxation of rich Russians

The Ministry of Finance submitted to the state Duma the draft “Main directions of budget, tax and customs tariff policy for 2020 and the planning period of 2021 and 2022”, according to which the approach to taxation of rich Russians will change. It is reported by RBC.

According to the document, the minimum stay in Russia will be reduced from 183 to 90 days. At the same time, even if a citizen has been in the country for less than 90 days, in the presence of real estate, economic and personal ties in Russia, he will be considered a tax resident.

The Finance Ministry also plans to introduce a personal income tax rate of 13% for tax residents and non-residents. At the moment, for non-residents it is 30%. This change is intended to simplify the administration of the tax and reduce incentives for wealthy Russians to go abroad for a long time

Pediatric oncologists demand to remove the leadership of the Institute

Pediatric oncologists from the national medical research center (SIC) of Oncology named after Blokhin threatened dismissal because of the conflict. They demand to remove the leadership of the Institute

“We demand to remove the newly appointed leadership of the Institute, reasonably and transparently distribute the salary, to audit the construction of new buildings of the Institute. We addressed to all representatives of the power, nobody heard us…. – authors of the address declared. – If the requirements are not met, 26 employees Of the research Institute of pediatric Oncology and Hematology will resign from the Institute, ” they promised.

The Ministry of health of Russia accused oncologists of violating medical ethics

“The speeches of four doctors of the research Institute of pediatric Oncology and Hematology are a gross violation of medical ethics and deontology,” the Ministry of health said.

Critical statements of doctors about harassment by the new head of the medical institution are not justified, according to the Ministry.

“The requirements that Director Svetlana Varfolomeeva makes to the team are absolutely justified, correspond to modern approaches and improve the quality of treatment of patients. These requirements are met in all other cancer institutes of the country, ” the Ministry of health of Russia said.

The Kremlin commented on the situation in the cancer center named after Blokhin

The Kremlin hopes that the Ministry of health will take the necessary measures to clarify the situation with the national medical research center of Oncology named after Blokhin, whose employees want to resign EN masse, the press Secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

This appeal is seen and heard in the Ministry of health, and we hope that the Ministry of health will take the necessary measures to clarify the situation. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

The military has proposed to increase fines for evaders six times

The chief of the Main organizational and mobilization Department of the General staff of the Armed forces of Russia Lieutenant General Yevgeny Burdinsky on the TV channel “Russia-24” said that the fines for draft Dodgers from military service can grow six times.

FTS warned about fake tax notices

In Russia, cases of fraudulent notifications of tax payments, according to RBC with reference to the Federal tax service (FTS). In fictitious letters, taxpayers are asked to use a QR code to transfer the debt to the account of fraudsters.

When paying tax, it is recommended to carefully check the payment details specified in the official tax notices, as well as all information about the taxable property (type, number, period of ownership, etc.). The amount of taxes payable can be found in the “Personal account of the taxpayer” on the official website of the FTS or by applying for a tax notice to any inspection, the press service explained.

Residents of Ufa opposed the construction of the Dolphinarium

Last year, the Dolphinarium was planned to be built in Chelyabinsk, but residents of the city also opposed it. Then a petition was created on the Internet demanding to cancel the plans for the construction of the facility, the mayor’s office received about 300 appeals on this occasion. The petition received more than 70 thousand signatures.


Axi0mX hacker has published an exploit program that gives superuser rights on almost all Apple devices released from 2011 to 2017. Apple’s error, which was used by axi0mX, is of a hardware nature and the company will probably not be able to fix it.


Russians consider income 12.5 thousand rubles as the poverty line

Only 7% of respondents receive income of 38.1 thousand rubles or more. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev estimates that more than 19 million people (13% of Russians in the country) live in Russia with incomes below the subsistence level.H

Egypt is preparing to launch charters from Russia

Major players in the Russian tourism market will be able to send travelers to Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada 2-3 weeks after the announcement of the lifting of the ban on charters between the countries. This was reported by ATOR Mohammed Abd Elgani, former attache of the Department for the promotion of tourism of Egypt in Moscow

In Spain, found a ship with amphorae, sunk about 1700 years ago

In the Mediterranean sea off the coast of the Spanish island of Majorca, scientists have discovered a ship with Roman amphorae, which sank about 1700 years ago. This was reported in Facebook Balearic Institute for the study of marine archaeology.

In Bashkiria, the debt of heat consumers rose to 6.16 billion rubles

At the beginning of this year, the debt amounted to 6,135 billion.the Main part of the debt — more than 3,52 billion rubles, or 57,2% falls on the management of housing organizations, the debt of the population is almost 1,5 billion, or 24,1%, said the Director of the branch “Teplosbyt” Irina Popova.

The Georgian court recognized the fact of discrimination of Muslims in Batumi

In Georgia, the Batumi city court recognized the fact of discrimination of the city authorities against the Muslim population of the city. This is with reference to the decision of the court informs a portal “news-Georgia»

This conclusion was made by the court in a lawsuit filed by the Muslim community of the city against the city hall because of the authorities ‘ ban on the construction of the mosque. The court’s decision notes that in the area where Muslims want to build a mosque, seven Orthodox churches have already been built, the construction of which the city authorities did not interfere.

“It would be groundless to say that the municipality treats the representatives of both religions equally,” the judge commented on this situation.

There was a video of the destruction of the Saudi army by the Houthis

Journalist Mahmoud Gamal posted on Twitter a video and photo of the defeat of a column of Saudi troops in Najran province, which borders Yemen.

The footage shows the missiles hit the IFV, which ignite and explode. Crews abandoned the material part and hastily left the location of the columns. It is noted that the Houthis managed to get countless pickups and other military equipment, as well as a large number of weapons and ammunition.

Earlier, Yemeni media reported that in Najran on the territory of Saudi Arabia there was a complete defeat of the Saudi army by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from the Ansar Allah movement. They told that about one hundred soldiers of the opponent were lost, and thousands of people are taken prisoner.

US sanctions hit shipowner of Yamal LNG tankers»

US sanctions against the world’s largest Chinese shipping company Cosco hit NOVATEK’s Yamal LNG project. The project lost the ability to use more than a third of its ice fleet — six LNG tankers Arc7, as they are owned by a joint venture between Cosco and canadian Teekay, the newspaper “Kommersant”.

How to get a visa to Saudi Arabia

Tourist visas are available both electronically and at Saudi airports. E-visas are issued for one year, and their holders will be able to visit the Kingdom repeatedly. The length of stay for each visit may not exceed 90 days, and for multiple visits is limited to 180 days.

“The consular fee for a visa, including the cost of medical insurance, is 440 Saudi riyals, which is about 117 us dollars, the fee is paid electronically,” said Saudi Ambassador to Moscow RAID bin Khalid Crimley.

The reduction of officials in Russia will spend almost 5 billion rubles

In the next three years, the dismissal of Federal officials plan to spend 4.8 billion rubles, said “Izvestia” in the Ministry of Finance. The funds will be used to pay laid-off employees.

Based on the fact that, according to Rosstat, last year the average salary of a Federal official amounted to 127 thousand rubles, and with the reduction of workers are paid compensation in the amount of three salaries, we can expect that until 2022 it is planned to dismiss about 13 thousand people, calculated in the group of sovereign ratings and macroeconomic analysis of ACRA.

The Federation Council proposed a 100-fold increase in fines for shady business

The head of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Andrei Kutepov sent to the Minister of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin information about legislative initiatives, including a proposal to increase the penalty for the introduction of shadow business a hundredfold.

Russia bought the equipment of the Latvian fish factory

The equipment of one of the largest Latvian fish processing enterprises Sabiedriba IMS after bankruptcy was in Russia, reported TV3.

The fishery went bankrupt after the Rosselkhoznadzor banned the export of fish products to Russia in 2015. Top management of the Latvian company to pay off creditors, began to sell equipment at auctions at a large discount. Zitari LZ company bought refrigerators and other appliances from the company, and then resold the equipment to Russia

In Crimea refuse to accept the Russian money

In the Crimea refuse to accept Russian money: we are talking about “copper” coins of 10 and 50 cents. As the correspondent of RIA “New Day”, the ending tourist season on the Peninsula is characterized by a massive transition to a cashless payment system. In the Crimean shops try to avoid “communication” with copper money – sellers simply round up the sum to ruble, and, always in the big party. But if the client wants to pay with a card, you punch in the check the original amount without rounding up to cents.

The Russian government has selected six large companies for privatization

The government plans to reduce the share of state participation in the authorized capital of six joint-stock companies, follows from the forecast plan of privatization of Federal property for 2020-2022.

  • “RusHydro” (the state’s share in the authorized capital-61,2%);
  • Sovcomflot (Russia represented by Rosimushchestvo is the sole shareholder of the company — 100%);
  • “Transneft” (78,55%);
  • “Rostelecom” (45,04%);
  • Rosseti (88.04%);
  • United grain company (UGC, 50% plus one share).

WhatsApp will stop working on older smartphones

Restrictions will affect gadgets that run on the operating systems Android 2.3.7 and iOS 8. “Due to the fact that we do not plan to update these operating systems, some features may stop working on them at any time,” – said in a statement

Russians are less likely to take cars on credit

In Russia recorded a drop in interest in buying a car on credit. This is stated in the report of the credit Bureau “Equifax”. At the beginning of August this year, loans for cars were issued for 390 billion rubles, which is 12 percent more than at the beginning of the year

The Federation Council proposed a 100-fold increase in fines for shady business

The head of the Federation Council Committee on economic policy Andrei Kutepov sent to the Minister of economic development of Russia Maxim Oreshkin information about legislative initiatives, including a proposal to increase the penalty for the introduction of shadow business a hundredfold. As noted, the letter proposes to raise the fine from 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles (now from 500 rubles to 2 thousand rubles).

Released the first teaser of the fourth season Of ” very strange things»

Streaming service Netflix has announced the fourth season of the popular series “very strange things” and published its first teaser. The video itself says little about the essence of the season, but some hints are already there. First, the description says, ” We’re not in Hawkins Anymore.”



The volume of “gray” wages in Russia

The volume of so-called gray wages, which do not go deductions and do not pay taxes in Russia, reached 10 trillion rubles a year. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the long-term budget forecast submitted to the state Duma.

In Russia put up for sale nuclear power plant

Unfinished building of the Gorky nuclear power plant near Nizhny Novgorod put up for auction for 85.2 million rubles, writes “Nizhny now”.

The NPP is located in fedyakovo village of Kstovsky district of Nizhny Novgorod region. Buyers are offered an eight-storey building of the first main building with an area of 13.8 thousand square meters, a ventilation pipe with a height of 100 meters and a land plot of 32.6 thousand “squares”. Other infrastructure will not be sold.

Rosneft has opened a new field on the Sakhalin shelf

The terms of commissioning of the new field will be determined in the course of further development of the project. In total, Rosneft owns 55 licenses for sites in the waters of the seas of Russia.

Trump announced the complete modernization of the us nuclear forces

Us leader Donald trump announced the complete modernization of the us nuclear forces. According to him, the latest equipment was adopted.

The US military is more powerful than ever and will continue to be even stronger. We have the latest equipment, information about which we do not disclose and which no one has ever heard of. – Donald trump, 45th President of the United States

The British opposition is preparing an impeachment against Johnson

According to the Sunday Times, the British opposition recently held a meeting during which the question was raised about the possibility of launching impeachment proceedings against Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In Belarus do not see the point in placing the Russian military base

In the deployment of the Russian air force base in Belarus, “there is no practical, no political, no military sense,” said in an interview with RBC, the head of the foreign Ministry of the Republic Vladimir Makei.

Earlier in an interview with Kommersant, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Belarus ‘ refusal to host a Russian base an “unpleasant episode.” But the main thing, according to the Russian Minister, is that Minsk confirms the allied nature of relations with Moscow.

The United States expanded sanctions list Russians

The US has expanded sanctions against Russian citizens and companies for “interfering in elections,” the us Treasury Department said. Thus, Denis Igorevich Kuzmin (born in 1990) and Igor Vladimirovich Nesterov (born in 1985) are included in the updated sanctions lists.

In addition to Kuzmin and Nesterov, the restrictions will affect the companies Autolex Transport Ltd and Berateh Group Limited, registered in the Seychelles, as well as Linburg Industries Ltd, registered in the Czech Republic.

As noted in the United States, these companies and individuals are associated with Russian businessman Eugene Prigozhin. The sanctioned companies own three planes and a yacht. According to the us Treasury, they belong to Prigogine, who tried to ” undermine the American democratic processes»

Greta Tunberg was invited to speak at the state Duma

State Duma Deputy, first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on natural resources, property and land relations Vasily Vlasov invited the Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg to make a speech to the Russian youth in The state Duma. He gave the corresponding letter to the Swedish Embassy in Russia.

The Minister of defence of Latvia is threatened with resignation

The Deputy of the Saeima of Latvia said that the behavior of Artis Pabriks is considered unacceptable. Latvian defense Minister Artis Pabriksu need to resign after statements that members of the Waffen SS-the pride of the Latvian people.

The Waffen SS legionaries are the pride of the Latvian people and state. It is our duty to honour these Latvian patriots from the depths of our souls. — Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician

Russian foreign Ministry said the destruction of ISIS and “Jabhat al-Nusra” in Syria

Groups “Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat al-Nusra” (both organizations are banned in Russia) destroyed in Syria, including with the help of Russia, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin.

Colonel Cherkalin took bribes right outside the FSB building

FSB Colonel Kirill Cherkalin received some bribes from intermediaries, including FSB Colonel Mikhail Gorbatov on the street or in a cafe near the FSB building on Lubyanskaya square and all thus received $750 thousand, the investigation found. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to case materials

In the southern Urals intensified scammers!

Members of a mysterious organized criminal group write letters and call the enterprises of the region on behalf of the Vice-Governor Yegor Kovalchuk with a request to transfer funds for construction of housing for orphans. The recipients are indicative of one-day firms. This is not the first case in the region. Swindlers are represented by assistants of the first Vice-the Governor, heads of municipalities.


in St. Petersburg, a fan who hit a Riot police officer during a skirmish at the stadium received a year of penal settlement


The investigative Committee of Russia is looking for garbage in the Moscow metro

Another contract for cleaning the metro from garbage was signed in 2017. Then the metro agreed with its partners “Ekostroyresurs” that all waste will be exported to the landfill “Timokhovo”. In total-35 700 tons. The contract amount is 52 million rubles.

The metro regularly paid for garbage collection, the accounting Department regularly received coupons from the landfill about the acceptance of the next batch of slag. In July 2019, the metro conducted an inspection which revealed that in fact only 531 of 35,700 tons were brought to the landfill. Where the rest of the garbage went-no one knows. To whom all this time paid for acceptance of waste-nobody understands.

In the first six months of 2019 2.4 million people from Central Asia came to Russia

From Kazakhstan -21 000
From Kyrgyzstan-265 000
From Tajikistan-524 000
From Uzbekistan-918 000

Britain “is at war every day»

Britain is “at war every day” because of cyber attacks by Russia and other countries, said British chief of defence Staff General Nicholas Carter.

“The changing nature of warfare shows that the boundaries between States of peace and war are blurred»

He explained that the concept of war is no longer defined as before. As Carter noted, this is due to the fact that the rivalry of major powers and the struggle of ideas with non-state actors threaten the British every day. According to him, the “interpretation” by Russia and China of the rules governing international obligations threatens the ethical and legal grounds that are the basis for the rules of armed conflict.

He also expressed the view that information will be at the center of future wars.

“There will still be interaction between people — the war has mainly a political function. However, it will be much more complex and will include new areas-space and cyberspace,” the General said.

Negative rates only on deposits of legal entities in foreign currency

Russian banks can get the right to introduce negative rates only on deposits of legal entities in foreign currency, deposits of citizens will not be affected. Such explanations were given by the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Sergey Shvetsov.

“Indeed, the rates in the Eurozone today are negative, and we were approached by credit institutions about the accrual of negative rates on deposits of legal entities on deposits of citizens, nothing is discussed»

At the moment, Russian legislation does not allow credit institutions to charge customers for placing funds on deposits. According to the Civil code, the Bank is obliged to pay the client interest income on such products. In early September, the Central Bank warned that this has become a problem for banks: when placing funds in high-quality European assets, they face negative rates, but they themselves can not take a fee from Russian customers for storing euros on deposits.

Meldonium on WADA’s 2020 list

The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) has submitted a list of banned substances for athletes for the next year. The list was approved by THE WADA Executive Committee on September 23 and takes effect on January 1.

“The annually updated list is accompanied by serious consultations with a wide range of anti— doping representatives from around the world,” SAID WADA CEO Olivier Niggli. “(The list) helps us protect not only the integrity of the sport but also the health of athletes around the world,” he said.

In the category of “Hormone and metabolic modulators” and included the preparation Meldonium. With him at the time he started doping scandal in the Russian sport.

The Ministry of labor sent to the Cabinet a report on the four-day working week

“The Ministry of labor sent a report to the Russian government on the introduction of a four-day working week in the future. This issue requires further study, ” -leads TASS statement of the press service of the Ministry.

The Ministry of labor proposed to consider the topic at the site of the Russian trilateral Commission on regulation of social and labor relations. Federal authorities, all-Russian unions and employers ‘ associations are expected to take part in the discussion.

Traffic police will introduce an electronic driver’s license on a smartphone

Driver’s license in Russia can now be shown from the smartphone screen, said the head of the traffic police Mikhail Chernikov. According to him, this initiative is now being worked out by the Department. At the same time, if a motorist wants to issue a “classic” right in the form of a plastic card, this option will remain unchanged. The chief of the state traffic Inspectorate didn’t call exact terms of innovation.

Came into force allowing librarians to demand a passport

A law has come into force in Russia that allows librarians and cinema cashiers to demand passports from visitors. The document is published on the Internet portal of legal information. The document amends the law “on protection of children from information harmful to their health and development”.

A huge iceberg broke away from Antarctica

The breakaway block, called D28, contains 315 billion tons of ice. Despite the huge size, according to scientists, the formation of icebergs is part of the normal cycle of ice shelves

Prices will rise for dairy products due to labeling

The simultaneous launch of two dairy control systems will lead to higher prices in stores. Already in November, they may increase by 10-12%, told “Izvestia” in the Committee for the development of agriculture of the Moscow chamber of Commerce.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appointed the center for advanced technology development (CPT) as the single operator of the digital labeling system in Russia. 50% of the center belongs to USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov and his partners, another 25% – the state Corporation “rostec” and managing partner of Almaz Capital Alexander Galitsky.

Irkutsk deputies decided to reward officials for eliminating the consequences of the flood, allocated about 336 million rubles

Started labeling of expensive drugs

October 1, Russia started mandatory labeling of drugs included in the program “7 high-cost nosology” (7VZN). They are purchased by the state order and issued to patients suffering from rare diseases. From 1 January 2020, all medicines are subject to labelling.

“The infrastructure is all assembled, the final product is being accepted. All organizations and all manufacturers of 28 drugs are connected to the system, all are registered,” – said yesterday the head of Roszdravnadzor Mikhail Murashko at a meeting of the Presidium of the boards of “OPORA Russia” and the Association “NP “OPORA”.

A DataMatrix marking code that resembles a QR code is assigned to each drug package. Manufacturers and suppliers will scan the code at each stage of the drug movement, up to the issuance of the pharmacy to the final buyer.

Pension savings of Russians will freeze for another three years

The government submitted to the state Duma a bill on the next extension of the moratorium on the use of savings until 2022. The” freeze ” of the funded part of the pension, which was introduced in 2014 and declared as temporary, and then annually extended, gradually becomes indefinite.

The total amount the employer pays for the employee Pension Fund (22% of salary) will go to current payments for current retirees, including 6% that, as originally intended, was to generate funds for the payment of the same age.

The funded part of the pension, thus, will continue to go to the distribution system, allowing the Federal budget to save on the annual transfer to the FIU, through which the Fund pays for about half of all pensions.

In the hospital №6 Perm strike, the doctors demanded to raise the salary

In Perm, too, doctors are on strike: they are forced to combine night duty and work to get 20 thousand rubles a month. Officials of the Ministry of health, as usual, do not see the problem – the salary is called “satisfactory”. Surprisingly, the doctors supported the Prosecutor’s office and even found violations in the hospital.