14 Oct, 2019

News digest for 10/12-13/2019

Donald Trump gave the right to the Ministry of Finance to impose sanctions against Turkey

Us Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that us President Donald Trump signed a decree that gives the Department the right to impose sanctions against Turkey.

According to him, the presidential decree allows to introduce “absolutely new” and very significant sanctions, the goals of which can be both Turkey itself and the country’s leadership.

Mnuchin said these are “very powerful sanctions” that could ” destroy the Turkish economy.” The Finance Minister expressed hope that it will not come to that.


Yandex shares fell 20 percent. All because of the bill, which limits the share of foreigners in “significant information resources”, which includes “Yandex”


The US will take punitive measures against Turkey

The US will take penalties against Turkey if it commits any “inhumane and disproportionate” acts against civilians during the operation in northeastern Syria.

The us authorities under such actions mean ” ethnic cleansing, indiscriminate shooting from the air and from other weapons on the civilian population.” “That’s what we’re looking at right now. So far, we have not seen examples of this, ” – said the representative of the American foreign Ministry.

Boeing illegally obtained permission to Commission the 737 Max

A group of international experts JATR identified significant shortcomings in the certification of the aircraft 737 MAX, made by Boeing and the Federal aviation administration (FAA).

The panel included 28 FAA staff, 2 NASA staff and 9 civil aviation officials from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and the UAE.

Gas production in Ukraine in 2018 increased to 21 billion cubic meters

The United States in the future may become a buyer of Ukrainian gas, but for this they will have to invest heavily in the development of the gas industry of the country, said the General Director of “Naftagaz” Islam Nazaraliev.

“The simulated consumers of Ukrainian gas can be the United States, because their consumption is more than 775 billion cubic meters,” Nazaraliev said. In his opinion, India, Azerbaijan and the Czech Republic could also buy gas from Ukraine in theory.

Gas production in Ukraine in 2018 increased by 2.4% to 21 billion cubic meters. The updated energy strategy of the country plans to increase gas production to 35 billion cubic meters per year until 2035.

Began an active process proceedings of embezzlement in the Russian space Agency.

The accused are the former Director General of the NGO. Lavochkina Sergey Lemeshevsky, head of the Directorate of legal support of the Association Ekaterina Averyanova and Chairman of the law firm “Tretyakov and partners” Igor Tretyakov.

According to investigators, Lemeshevsky and Averyanova entered into fictitious contracts with the office for the provision of legal services. In reality, however, they were carried out by full-time NGO lawyers. The amount of damage amounted to about 330 million rubles. the Court seized property worth about 400 million rubles from the accused in the case of theft from “Roscosmos”.

Roscosmos plans to lease the lunar base

The Corporation “Strategic control points” will develop a project of the lunar base, which has its own small nuclear power plant. The base project was named Patron Moon.

“Strategic control points” estimate the cost of developing Patron Moon at 462 million dollars. It is proposed to send the base to the moon in 2028 on a super-heavy class booster “Yenisei”.

The Ministry of Finance of Russia found guilty of the lack of economic growth.

Russian companies have accumulated about 30 trillion in Bank deposits and accounts.they are not in a hurry to invest them, as a result of which the economy is growing at a very slow pace, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced.

“There is money in the accounts of enterprises accumulated about 30 trillion rubles. But they do not work, they do not go into the economy, because there are certain risks, there is a fear that prevails over the levels of profitability that can be obtained from the investment of these funds»

In countries that have managed to make an economic breakthrough, investments account for 30% of GDP and above, he said. So, according to him, in Singapore the volume of investment is 42% of GDP, in Japan in the 1980s it was at the level of 33%, in Korea in 1993-37%. In Russia, this figure is 20.6, said Anton Siluanov


Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will develop strike systems that will overcome any missile defense system.


The Kurds demand that Washington either stop the Turkish military operation

The Kurds are demanding that Washington either halt the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria or allow them to negotiate with the Syrian government and Moscow for the Russian military to provide a no-fly zone over the site of the fighting.

“You left us. You leave us to the slaughter. You don’t want to protect people, but you also don’t want other forces to come to protect us. You sold us. It is immoral, ” the Kurdish military leader said.

Us administration officials said Washington did not want the Kurds to turn to Moscow for help.

Russia did not support the us statement in the UN Security Council

Russia did not support the us statement to the UN Security Council on the Turkish military operation in Syria. The draft document proposed by Washington characterizes Ankara’s actions in Syria as an invasion and calls on Turkey to stop the military operation in the neighboring country.

US and China agree on terms of trade agreement

China will increase purchases of agricultural products, make a number of concessions on intellectual property and financial services. The US will suspend tariff increases next week, but the option of raising them in December remains on the table.

The agreements reached trump called the first stage of the trade deal. There will be a second stage and possibly a third. Huawei-related issues are not part of the agreement and will be discussed separately.

American destroyer entered the Black sea

The American destroyer “porter” with guided missile weapons entered the Black sea, reported in the Russian National center for defense control.

In Ecuador, protesters blocked roads to the airport of the capital

Ecuador was gripped by protests after President Lenin Moreno signed a decree abolishing subsidies for diesel and gasoline from October 3. Their prices rose by more than 120%, people took to the streets. There were riots in some cities. A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador.

Germany to stop arms exports to Turkey over Syria operation

“In view of the Turkish military operation in the North-East of Syria, the Federal government will not issue permits for new supplies of defense products that can be used by Turkey in Syria,” German foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Bild am Sonntag

Improvement of Moscow is more expensive than all regions combined

The gap between the capital and the rest of Russia was demonstrated only by one example in his blog journalist Pavel Pryanikov:

“Expenses of regions for improvement in 2018: Moscow – 257 billion rubles (in 2019 it amounted to 270 billion rubles, and since 2014 it has doubled, – approx.ed.) All other regions of Russia combined – 205 billion rubles.

Of the 462 billion rubles for improvement in Russia, Moscow accounted for 55% of all expenses. In second place with a huge margin Moscow region – 30 billion, in third place St. Petersburg with expenditures of 16 billion rubles.

US suspends Pavel Durov’s telegram ICO

The U.S. securities and exchange Commission (SEC) has secured a temporary injunction against two offshore companies allegedly engaged in unregistered initial placement (ICO) of Gram tokens in the U.S. and abroad and managed to collect more than $1.7 billion, according to the Agency’s website. It is about Telegram Group Inc. and her” daughter ” TON Issuer Inc.

During the preparatory stage of the cryptocurrency release, Telegram sold approximately 2.9 billion grams to 171 buyers. Most of the $ 1.7 billion was raised from investors in the United States: 39 buyers from there purchased more than 1 billion grams worth $424.5 million during the first round, 1 Gram was valued at $0.37, during the second-at $1.33. The recommended price at launch is $3.62.

“Our extraordinary actions are aimed at preventing Telegram from flooding the U.S. markets with digital tokens that we allege were sold illegally»

As of January 31, 2019, defendants spent approximately $218 million of the $1.7 billion raised to support the messenger and blockchain.


The volume of global investments in the technology of distributed Ledger systems (blockchain) has increased five-fold since 2016 and is approaching the mark of $ 3 billion.


Russia has offered China one of the last major oil fields in Siberia

Rosneft and Neftegazholding are preparing a deal to sell a large stake in oil fields in the North of Eastern Siberia to Asian investors.

According to Vedomosti, citing Federal officials and sources familiar with the negotiations, buyers from China and India are offered up to 40% in the project, which will unite four fields in the Krasnoyarsk territory, including those included in the Vankor cluster, which Russian state-owned enterprises call “the largest Northern asset” of the country. The total reserves of the cluster are estimated at almost a billion tons, or 8.6% of all profitable reserves in the country (according to Rosnedra).”

California will ban the sale of fur and the use of animals in circuses

“California is a leader in matters relating to animal welfare, and today this leadership implies a ban on the sale of fur. But we go further. We declare to the whole world that such beautiful wild animals as bears or tigers should not act on the bars of a trapeze or jump through fire, ” said the Governor of the us state of California Gavin Newsom

California will be the first state in the United States to ban the sale and manufacture of fur products. The law will come into force in 2023.

Irkutsk Governor explained the idea to raise his salary

The Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko said that the increase in his salary is necessary to solve the issue of increasing salaries to employees of budgetary organizations. About it Levchenko said in comments to RBC.

In The state Duma, other people continue to vote for deputies in their absence.

So, for example, as found out Znak.com, on October 8 someone all day voted for the Deputy from fraction “United Russia”, skater Svetlana Zhurova.

October 8 in the tower ” Empire “in the complex” Moscow city “from 11 o’clock Moscow time was held the Grand opening of the third season of the competition managers “Leaders of Russia”.Svetlana Zhurova was also present at the event and even posted 10 photos from there in her Instagram profile.

At the same time, if you go to the official website of the lower house of Parliament in the section “system of analysis of voting results at the meetings of the state Duma”, you can see that the Deputy Svetlana Zhurova, physically being in the “Moscow city”, allegedly took part in the vote from 12:03 to 15:54 Moscow time. Deputy Zhurova, according to the system on the website of the Duma, supported all the bills, which are recommended to vote for the Council of the faction “United Russia”.

The US spends the most on Snapchat’s political ads.

This year, campaigns have spent more than half a million on political advertising spending. Political groups in Canada spent about $ 469,766 on advertising, while German political groups forked out $ 29,000 during 2019.



Singapore will ban advertising of sugary drinks

In Singapore, as part of the campaign to combat diabetes intend to ban advertising in the media drinks with high sugar content, writes the local newspaper Straits Times

On the streets of Omsk to combat dirty air will put artificial trees

In Omsk can install artificial trees to combat smog. According to some public figures, mechanical trees will appear on the most polluted streets of the city. They can supposedly capture carbon directly from the atmosphere without sucking in air.

Airports Saudi Arabia is equipped with e-visa kiosks

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Saudi Arabia demonstrated an electronic visa kiosk at the GITEX-2019 electronics exhibition held in Dubai. Such terminals are installed at all airports in the Kingdom.

Up to $19 trillion in debt could be at risk of default

In the event of a major downturn in the global economy, “corporate debt at risk of default will increase to $19 trillion,” which is almost 40% of the total debt in the 8 largest economies in the world, said managing Director of the International monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva on October 8 at the annual meeting of the IMF and the world Bank in Washington. The likely level of default on corporate debts exceeds the indicators of the crisis in 2008.

Russia’s foreign debt has increased by $17 billion since the beginning of the year

The external debt of the Russian Federation as of October 1, 2019 amounted to 471.6 billion dollars, an increase from the beginning of the year by 16.9 billion dollars, or 3.7 percent, according to the website of the Central Bank.

Ecuador recognized unfulfilled obligations on oil supplies

Ecuador’s state oil company Petroecuador is unable to meet its obligations to supply oil abroad due to extraordinary circumstances. This was announced by the Ministry of energy and non-renewable natural resources of the country.

Poland received part of the compensation due to the shortage of oil

Russian companies have partially compensated Poland’s largest oil refinery Orlen for the short supply of oil through the Druzhba pipeline. This was stated by the press Secretary of the Polish company Joanna Zakrzewska.

The Ministry of Finance reported an increase in tax benefits for oil workers

By 2033, the share of oil produced in Russia on preferential terms will almost double to 90%, Director of tax and customs policy of the Ministry of Finance Alexei Sazanov said in September. According to him, budget revenues falling due to the benefits will grow to 2.3 trillion rubles.

Losses of the Federal budget from benefits to oil workers since 2013 have more than doubled — from 0.5 to 1.2 trillion rubles, it is noted in the “Main directions of the budget, tax and customs tariff policy for 2020 and the planning period of 2021 and 2022”.

  • Over five years, the share of oil production benefits has doubled — from 26.7% in 2013 to 49.8% in 2018 (56.6% in the first quarter of 2019);
  • The total volume of production was almost unchanged, fluctuating around the value of 490 million tons per year;
  • Benefits doubled, investments from 2014 to 2018 increased by only 33% (approximately 350 billion rubles.);

U.S. moves thousands of troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia

Washington is sending additional troops to Saudi Arabia to protect oil fields. According to the official representative of the us defense Department, the Pentagon has sent to this service 3 thousand troops, 2 patriot batteries and one – THAAD.

Russia delivered the First mi-171 helicopter to China

At the beginning of this year, the civil aviation administration of China issued a national certificate for the mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The Russian side also plans to deliver the first two Ansat helicopters to China in early 2020.

In Samara have pronounced a sentence to the former officers of FSB

Samara district military court sentenced the former colonels of the FSB, they are deprived of military ranks and awards and sent to the colony for protecting the oil business

Japanese scientists have revived the dead brain

Japanese scientists managed to preserve the viability of the mouse brain for 25 days after removing it from the skull. The new technology will provide significant assistance to patients who require transplantation of tissues and internal organs. As reported by scientists, the life time of the brain could reach 100 days.

Erdogan transplants officials to Turkish-made Volkswagen

Government executives are currently using Audi, and the lease contracts for these cars expire in about two months. Volkswagen’s new Turkish plant will produce next generation Passat and Skoda Superb sedans in 2022

In the United States found a fish that can survive without water

In the state of Georgia in the United States found a population of Northern snakehead-atypical for this region of fish, which is characterized by extreme survivability, writes “World 24”. It is noted that this fish can live up to four days without water.

The government has reduced the period of consideration of the application for citizenship of Russia

The government of the Russian Federation approved a bill on which the term of consideration of the application for Russian citizenship in a simplified manner is reduced, according to the website of the Department. The term of consideration of the application is reduced from 6 months to 3.

Turkey expects NATO to support operation in Syria

The Turkish foreign Minister informed the Secretary General of the Alliance about the operation. Ankara is counting on NATO countries to support its military operation “Source of peace” in the North-East of Syria.

Against the ex-Governor of the Chelyabinsk region initiated a case

The investigative Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation adopted a criminal case against the former Governor of the Chelyabinsk region Boris Dubrovsky, suspected of abuse of power, the damage in the case of embezzlement of budget funds is estimated at more than 20 billion rubles.

It is not possible to detain or interrogate the suspect-Dubrovsky has been hiding in Switzerland for several months, in a house decorated for his son, the media write.

Posner stated that Solovyov “deserved” the song ” Evening M»

TV presenter Vladimir Pozner spoke about his attitude to Vladimir Solovyov and Boris Grebenshchikov’s satirical song “Evening M”. The journalist admitted that he does not consider the leading channel “Russia 1” his colleague.

The network has a new trailer for ” Charlie’s Angels»

Released a new trailer for the upcoming Comedy Thriller “Charlie’s Angels”, the corresponding video was posted on October 11 on the official page of the film company Sony Pictures in YouTube. The film was directed by Elizabeth banks, the restart of the picture will be a continuation of the popular television series.



The Prosecutor General’s office intends to ban the service to people with HIV and hepatitis

The Agency proposes the government to expand the list, banning the service in the Prosecutor’s office for people with chronic viral hepatitis, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, sclerosis, specific personality disorders, severe hearing impairment, chronic diseases of muscles, bones, joints or lack of limbs, “significantly impeding movement”, the absence of one of the organs, “led to a persistent disruption of the functioning of one or more body systems”, as well as with similar consequences, which occurred as a result of injury.

Now in the relevant list of diseases there are mental disorders, including as a result of the use of psychoactive substances, schizophrenia, mental retardation, mood disorders, epilepsy and active forms of tuberculosis.

Volodin arrived in Istanbul with a greeting from Putin to Erdogan

State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the press service of the lower house of Parliament reports.

“The Chairman of the state Duma conveyed to the Turkish President warm words of greeting from Russian President Vladimir Putin, — the statement said.

In Russia, the procedure for calculating transport tax has changed

According to item 2 of Art. 362 of the Tax code, calculation of the sum of the transport tax is made taking into account the increasing coefficient. Now to calculate the tax for cars worth from 3 million to 5 million rubles. not older than three years, only one type of increasing coefficient 1.1 is used. It is worth noting that earlier this figure ranged from 1.3 to 1.5.

Fairy in the new “Cinderella” will play a black gay

American black actor, openly gay Billy porter will play the fairy godmother in the new musical “Cinderella”. About it reports Variety.

Netflix has released a full-length sequel to ” breaking bad»

On the streaming service Netflix on October 11, the premiere of the full-length continuation of the series “breaking bad” – the film “the Way: breaking bad”. The Vince Gilligan film will continue the storyline of the AMC drama series. The main character of the film was Jesse Pinkman played by Aaron Paul.

Alfonso Cuaron signed a contract with Apple

Oscar-winning Director Alfonso Cuaron has signed a contract with Apple. According to the Hollywood Reporter, in the next few years he will work on exclusive TV projects for the streaming service Apple TV+, the launch of which is scheduled for November 1, 2019. It is noted that Cuaron’s deal with Anonymous Content remains in force.

The trailer for “jungle Cruise” with Dwayne Johnson is out

Disney Studio presented a trailer for the movie “jungle Cruise”, based on the same attraction Disneyland. In pursuit of the success of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, the authors attracted to the picture the star Duo of Dwayne Johnson and Emily blunt



Luke Evans announces debut music album

It seems that the actor decided to start a musical career. British actor and singer Luke Evans recently announced on Instagram the release of his first musical album. The album titled At Last will be released on November 22.

Announced all required to install on Android 10 applications

The document specifies the changes that will come into force next month. This is, for example, replacing Play Music on YouTube Music as the main application.

The requirements also state that all smartphones with Android 10 must have ” Android Auto preinstalled in the system partition as a key component without a shortcut.” Recall, this application is a service for drivers.

The usual applications

  • Google Play;
  • Google search;
  • chrome browser;
  • Google drive;
  • Gmail;
  • Duo (instead of Hangouts);
  • Google map;
  • Play Music;
  • Play Movies;
  • Google Photos;
  • YouTube.

Manizha and Stone Submarines presented the video for the joint song All Rise

Singer Manizha and Moscow neo-psychedelic band Stone Submarines presented the video for the joint song All Rise. In the video, children’s Bunny and lion masks coexist with trips on the “Mustang” in the vast desert-while the guitarist falls from the sky, wrapped in a carpet



It will be possible to pay for travel on turnstiles in the subway by UnionPay cards

Bank cards of the payment system UnionPay began to be accepted on contactless payment turnstiles in the Metropolitan metro. At the moment, this can be done at 150 metro stations and MCC. UnionPay is China’s national payment system.

The Cure are preparing three new albums

The Cure is working on three new albums, one of which is ready for release. This was reported by frontman Robert Smith. All three records are now at different stages of readiness.

Intel Core 7 processors will no longer be available

Judging by the text, the release of almost the entire series of processors Core 7th generation for desktop PCs (Kaby Lake) will be discontinued by the manufacturer. We are talking about processors Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium and Celeron, which are produced by the 14nm process technology+

Binance has launched a P2P trading service.

After the announcement of the launch of the service, the coin of the Binance Coin exchange rose by 9%. At the moment, the ee rate is $17.37 An update to the iOS app and a browser version that opens access to the P2P trading service are in development.

“Google Maps” Orient people with visual impairments

Google has added a new Voice Guidance tool to Google Maps. Designed for visually impaired people, it should help them reach their destination with detailed voice navigation

The band Mozgi presented the video for the song “Space Sheep”.

The track will be included in the band’s new album “Middle Finger”, which will be released on October 18, 2019. In the story of the video space sheep are preparing to conquer the Earth, but do not expect to meet with the power of musical energy of the group Mozgi



The Creator of Android has developed and released a smartphone remote

Android OS Creator Andy Rubin has developed and released a unique smartphone with a revolutionary design. Rubin reports about it on the page in a social network.Currently, the gadget is undergoing testing.

Rostelecom and Russian standard Bank showed their payment system with the help of a person.

Within the framework of the Finnopolis investment financial technology Forum, partners conducted a demonstration payment in the fast payment System (SBP) using biometrics. With a facial scan, the customer paid for a Cup of coffee.

Email and the cloud Mail.ru you can log in by fingerprint

Mail and cloud Mail.ru added new ways to log in to your account on desktop versions. Now it can be done by fingerprint and using external devices: USB -, Bluetooth-and NFC-keys. Fingerprint login is the most common example of using an electronic key.

New synthetic leather improves robots ‘ sensory abilities

Sensitive synthetic skin allows robots to feel their own body and environment. A team from the technical University of Munich (TUM, Germany) has developed a system that combines artificial skin with control algorithms and used it to create the first Autonomous humanoid robot whose body is almost completely covered with artificial skin, the press service of TUM reports. A description of the development is given in the journal Proceedings of IEEE.

From the lunar soil for the first time received oxygen

Scientists have long established that the lunar soil (regolith) is very rich in oxygen. Rock samples studied in laboratories consisted of 40-45% of it. But oxygen is stored in lunar soil not in pure form, but as an oxide encased in a mineral or glass, so is not available for immediate use, according to Planetary and Space Science.

Neural network trained to look for violations in the brain

Russian neurophysiologists with colleagues from Germany have created an artificial intelligence (AI), which is able to find traces of various disorders in the brain, analyzing the signals of its electrical activity. The first results of the test of his work published in the scientific journal Chaos, the press service of the Russian science Foundation (RPF).

Eggs of the blood Fluke was prevented by HIV to infect T‑lymphocytes

The antigens found in schistosome eggs alter the immune system by preventing its cells from binding to HIV particles. In addition, it stimulates the growth of T cells, which are more resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus. The study is published in the journal PLoS Pathogens