4 Nov, 2019

News digest for 11/02-03/2019

The Supreme court decided to liquidate the movement” For human rights ” Lev Ponomarev.

Ponomarev considers the court’s decision illegal and intends to appeal it. He said that he does not yet know in what format the movement will continue to exist.

“Legal protection is a way of life, so we will continue to work in this area. I will try to somehow preserve the backbone of the Central office and regional offices of the movement, ” the human rights activist says.

The index of the quality of the urban environment of Russia

The Ministry of construction together with the state company “Domrf” and the consulting Bureau “Strelka” prepared an index of the quality of the urban environment. It was developed on the basis of a study of 1114 Russian cities.

Of all the analyzed settlements, 262 are characterized by a favorable urban environment, and the environment in the remaining 852 cities is designated as unfavorable in the index. Thus, the ratio of favorable and unfavorable cities is 23.5 to 76.5%.

In the list of 15 cities with a population of more than 1 million people, six are recognized as favorable. The most points in this group were scored by Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, and the most unfavorable millionaire was Omsk.

The authorities want to spend another 300 billion rubles to work with poor cities.

In Moscow appeared on sale of apartments with an area of 11.1 and 11.6 square meters

In Moscow appeared on sale apartments in new buildings with an area of 11.1 and 11.6 square meters. meters. This is the smallest housing in the history of the capital’s housing market, – said experts. They recalled that seven years ago the total area of the smallest housing option in Moscow was 33 square meters

For a car, the minimum allowable area in Parking lots is 13.25 sq. m.

Sberbank launches mortgage under 1%

Sberbank announced a comprehensive offer for developers and buyers of apartments, which will reduce the mortgage rate to 1%. The offer will be available to developers and buyers of apartments in new buildings, the Bank said. Use them buyers of new buildings in all regions of Russia through the service “Domlec”. In this case, the project must be implemented through escrow accounts.

The ranking of the 500 richest people in the world included 23 Russians.

The total wealth of the most successful Russian businessmen has grown by 37.1 billion dollars since the beginning of 2019. The best result was shown by the co-owner of “Norilsk Nickel” Vladimir Potanin with a fortune of 26.3 billion dollars, judging by the data of the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The toxic waste treatment plant was a dummy

The environmental Prosecutor’s office of Moscow region sent to the Main investigation Department of the MIA materials for initiation of criminal proceedings against the company “Progress”, which for many years was engaged in the alleged disposal of toxic chemical wastes, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – substances that Deplete the immune system and cause so-called chemical AIDS. The company had no equipment to work with waste. The installation for their alleged disposal turned out to be a dummy.

“Russian post” need support in social networks

“Russian post” will spend about 30 million rubles on “leveling the negative” and “forming a positive image” in social networks. The tender is posted on the public procurement website. In its description it is said that “Mail of Russia” needs support, development of representation in social networks, “leveling of a negative and formation of positive image of the customer”, and also “ensuring natural growth of audience of official groups”.

Russian Railways ordered two copies of the BP-43 armored train of world war II

Armored trains should be made to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory Day. This is reported by the website “Open media”. A copy of one armored train will cost 148.8 million rubles. The total amount of the contract of Russian Railways is 297.6 million rubles. According to the documents, the armored train will consist of two anti-aircraft platforms, two armored platforms and two control platforms, which were used to detect mined sections of the track. The company is going to provide the contractor with a locomotive, and the winner of the tender himself will have to buy weapons and ammunition

Russia sent $ 315 million in cash to Venezuela in a year

Venezuela received $ 315 million in cash from Moscow. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing the company ImportGenius, which studied the customs data. It took six planes to carry more than $ 300 million worth of dollars and euros. The funds were received in the country between may 2018 and April 2019.

Medvedev proposed to create projects to help the Afghan economy

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed to think about creating projects within the framework of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO), which will help the Afghan economy to get out of the crisis.

“We need to think about specific projects that will allow the Afghan economy to emerge from the crisis and become an active participant in the political and economic processes in the region,” Mr. Medvedev said at an expanded meeting of the Council of heads of government of the SCO member States

The concept of development of Russia until 2020 failed

According to the government, the Concept of long-term social and economic development of Russia, which was adopted in 2008, ends in 2020. For a number of indicators of the concept, the terms were extended due to non-fulfillment of the forecast values

The strategy stressed that Russia should be among the top five countries in GDP by 2015-2020. The concept also assumed that real GDP would grow by 64% -66% by 2020, but the actual growth rate was only 5.8% in 2013-2019. At the same time, the predicted indicators of economic acceleration did not come true.

The American economy has created 128 thousand new jobs.

This figure was less than expected because of the already settled strike against General Motors, as a result of which several thousand workers were temporarily considered unemployed. The labor Department data beat analysts ‘ expectations, but they show a sharp decline in the manufacturing sector and a slowdown in hiring this year

Norway to allow dual citizenship in 2020

The Norwegian Telegraph office reports that from the beginning of 2020, Norwegian citizens will not have to give up their passport when obtaining a second citizenship, just as foreigners will not lose their country’s citizenship when obtaining a Norwegian passport.

Norwegian Minister of education and integration Jan Ture sanner said Norwegian laws would now be in line with global trends. The amendments to the legislation will come into force on January 1, 2020. At the same time, Norwegian citizens who have already renounced the citizenship of a Scandinavian country in favor of another, can return a Norwegian passport.

The state allocates funds to help students and takes personal income tax

From 2020, cash assistance, which is paid to students and postgraduates and does not exceed 4 thousand rubles per year, will be exempt from personal income tax. The relevant law was signed by the President at the end of September 2019.

“This is the money that the state allocates to help students and takes personal income tax. Perhaps, it is necessary to refuse the taxation in this part?”- asked the first Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov Chairman of the student Union PetrSU Alexey Butenko.

Anton Siluanov agreed that levying a tax on cash assistance to needy students – “this is not the case when you need to fiscal»

WTO allows China to impose retaliatory measures against the United States

“China may require permission from the dispute resolution Authority (DSB )to terminate concessions or other obligations at a level not exceeding $ 3.579 billion annually”

The organization explains that the volume of possible retaliatory measures corresponds to the damage of China from the actions of the United States and therefore should not exceed this mark. The damage, according to the document, is related to US measures that did not comply with WTO rules and were used in anti-dumping

The US and China have made progress on a temporary trade agreement

U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made progress on a number of issues on an interim trade agreement between the countries during a telephone conversation with Chinese Vice Premier Liu he.

In a statement, the us trade mission, the text of which leads the Agency, noted that Washington and Beijing “have made progress in various areas and are in the process of resolving outstanding issues.” At the same time, discussions on the conclusion of the agreement will continue at the level of deputies. The two sides held “serious and constructive ” talks on the” core issues ” of the trade agreement, and discussed arrangements for the next consultation.

U.S. government debt hits record high of $23 trillion

According to the us Treasury, this number is relevant as of Thursday, October 31. The growth of the national debt has accelerated since the arrival of US President Donald trump — from the inauguration, when it was $19.9 trillion.

“Reaching $23 trillion in debt by Halloween is a frightening milestone for our economy and the next generation, but Washington is showing a lack of fear,” Michael Peterson, CEO of the Peter Peterson Foundation, told the publication.

Tesla shares rose nearly 24 percent%

The fortune of the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk for the week rose by $2 billion and reached $22.9 billion, this happened after Tesla reported a profit in the third quarter of 2019. Tesla’s adjusted profit was $342 million, with Revenues of $6.35 billion, down 8 percent from the third quarter of last year.

Kamchatka authorities told about the readiness to accept travelers

Recently, there has been an increase in the tourist flow to Kamchatka from China. Last year, 2.6 thousand Chinese visited Kamchatka. This figure has doubled compared to 2017. The total number of guests of the Peninsula in 2018 amounted to 25 thousand people.

In St. Petersburg and Moscow will limit cash payments for the sake of experiment

St. Petersburg can take part in the experiment of the Ministry of economic development, in which organizations will not be able to pay in cash with individuals for work and services rendered. All payments will have to be made by Bank cards.

“Roscosmos” terminated the contract for the production of missiles ” Angara»

“Roscosmos” terminated the contract with the Khrunichev Center for the production of the carrier rocket “Angara-1.2”, follows from the materials available to RIA Novosti. The contract worth more than two billion rubles was signed on July 25. The rocket was supposed to be ready by October 15, 2021.

The Saudi regulator has approved IPO of Saudi Aramco

The Board of Directors of the Saudi capital market Authority (CMA) has approved the application of the national oil company Saudi Aramco to conduct an initial public offering of its shares (IPO).

The Finance Ministry wants to transfer all small businesses to pay taxes online

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is studying the possibility in the future to transfer all small businesses to the online mode of payment of taxes. This was stated today by first Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. According to him, ” the self-employed believe that this (method of tax collection — ed.)»

“Russian post” plans to develop new lines of business

For example, the company plans to develop its service for the management of commercial real estate, to develop a service for retail delivery of goods, monetization of GIS utilities.

The development of new products, including the launch of a delivery platform for e-Commerce and the provision of fulfillment services, will require another 31 billion rubles.

The expansion of the Sakhalin LNG plant frozen

The expansion of the LNG plant on Sakhalin, controlled by Gazprom, is frozen due to the lack of necessary gas reserves, three sources familiar with the plant’s development plans told Reuters.

In large Russian cities increased prices for rental housing

Rent from October 2018 to October 2019 rose by 13%. In major cities of Russia for the year rental housing prices rose by 27%, the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the data “Avito real Estate»

Golikova declared unsuccessful optimization of health care

Optimization of health care in many Russian regions was unsuccessful, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. She made her statement in the program ” Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the TV channel “Russia 1”.

“In many regions, the optimization was carried out unsuccessfully, frankly speaking,” RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.

Kadyrov calls for treatment by traditional Muslim methods

The head of the Chechen Republic told his followers on the social network “Instagram” that he himself is treated with traditional methods of Muslims, in particular resorting to hijama (Capillary bloodletting, performed for medicinal purposes) and reminded that Hijama is the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.

Do not forget about Islamic medicine, which was used by our Prophet Muhammad. In case of adversity with health or in life, please contact the Islamic center, where you will be assisted in accordance with the norms of religion. I myself use these methods and therefore advise you,” the head of the region said in a video message.

Egypt’s resort will be surrounded by a six-meter wall to protect tourists

Egyptian authorities said they were about to complete the construction of the wall around Sharm El-Sheikh. A powerful fence of concrete and metal structures will be 37 km long and 6 m high. It should protect the resort’s tourists from the inhabitants of the Sinai desert, or rather-from the local Bedouins.

Medvedev met with the Sultan of Brunei

Medvedev is currently in Bangkok representing Russia at the East Asia summit and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations business investment summit. Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Bangkok

Russian pilot gave the girl “steer” the plane

Record in social networks placed the heroine of the video, but currently her account is not available. It is also noted that the girl allegedly illegally put at the wheel of her close friend, the commander of the aircraft. In turn, in “Iraero” reported that carry out check upon an event.

The newer the car, the thinner the body

Why earlier cars were made of thick metal, and now-from thin, but modern LADA cars made of “foil”, much safer than their predecessors with “impenetrable” body, explained the specialist of the press center of “AVTOVAZ” Stas Bereziy in the next issue of the program “in fact”.

“The outer panels of the body are stamped from thin, plastic steel, but inside the body-where the safety frame is used massive steel thickness of a millimeter or more. In addition, the body uses a lot of parts made of high-strength steel, ” – said the presenter.

Turkey has promised to send captured ISIS fighters to Europe

The Turkish authorities accused the European Union of trying to force Ankara to deal with the captured terrorists of the IG (Islamic state group, banned in Russia) alone and promised to send them to Europe.

Dresden authorities declared a ” Nazi emergency»

The authorities of the German Dresden adopted a resolution on the introduction of special measures to combat neo-Nazism called Nazinotstand (“Nazismunemesto”), reports ” BBC. The city authorities noted that the situation with the actions of the far-right in the city has become critical.

Published a new trailer for the film “Jumanji: a New level»

In the network appeared the first trailer of the fantasy-Thriller “Jumanji: a New level”. The video was published on the official Russian-language YouTube channel of Sony Pictures Studio. The plot of the new film the main characters again vozrasta in the game to save his friend.



Redmi released a cheap 40-inch TV

Xiaomi’s famous Redmi brand introduced its first TV in the summer — a 70-inch Redmi TV worth $ 530. Users liked the novelty with high quality and affordable price.

Microsoft unveils updated Edge browser logo

Microsoft unveiled an updated Edge browser logo that changed four years ago. Improved icon began to resemble Internet Explorer. The date of the official launch manufacturers can call at the conference Ignite, which will be held next week in Orlando.

Owners of the Apple Bank card scored loans for 10 billion dollars

Goldman Sachs acted as a partner. Now he reported on how much money the users of this card took on credit. From launch to September 30, 2019, Apple Card holders were granted loans totaling $10 billion.

Oil eaters: a breakthrough in the field of ecology

Russian scientists have made a breakthrough in the field of ecology. The Arctic research and design center for offshore development has officially received a patent for a special strain of bacteria that devour petroleum products.

Apple may release new 16-inch MacBook Pro

MacRumors received from an anonymous source an image that allegedly captures the new MacBook Pro 16. In addition, details about some of the characteristics of the novelty became known. 16-inch MacBook Pro will be equipped with discrete graphics cards AMD Radeon RX 5300M and Radeon RX 5500M. Recall that the Radeon RX 5500M is built on the AMD Navi 14 GPU with 1408 stream processors and has 4 GB of GDDR6 memory.

Netflix has published a trailer for ” the Witcher»

Streaming service Netflix on its Youtube channel published a trailer for the series “the Witcher”, which is based on the works of Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The first season of the series, consisting of eight episodes, will be released on Netflix on December 20.



WhatsApp messenger received support for fingerprint login

Users will be able to access the additional feature through settings. To do this, go to “Account”, then to “Privacy”, then to “fingerprint Lock”. Here users can activate the option and configure biometric data

Bacteria do not touch the spider web because it is very difficult for them to eat it

An article in the Journal of Experimental Biology said it was important for bacteria to be given an additional source of nitrogen so they could colonize the web. Obviously, “spider” nitrogen is not available to them for some reason; and it is quite possible that in spiders living on earth, the web is more inaccessible to bacteria than in spiders that weave air networks. From a practical point of view, such methods of antibacterial protection could be of interest to us in our eternal struggle with microbes, which even antibiotics sometimes do not take.