3 Dec, 2019

News digest for 12/02/2019

The UN Secretary General called for an end to “the war against nature»

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said humanity must stop waging a ” war against nature.” Such a statement was made on the eve of the opening of the 25th session of the UN on climate change (COP-25), his words are quoted by Agence France-Presse.

The Kremlin has ruled out discussing the status of Crimea with Zelensky

On November 22, it was reported that Zelensky’s team is actively developing a strategy for the return of Crimea to Ukraine. Earlier in the month, the Ukrainian President expressed confidence that the Peninsula and Donbass will return to Ukraine.

Russia and Belarus will transfer some powers to a single government

The presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed to create a single Parliament and government, which will be transferred to a number of governing functions.

“The presidents agreed that the goals stated grandiose (Treaty on the establishment of the Union state of 1999 – ed.) and they should not change,” – said Semashko

In Ukraine, decided to change the leadership of ” Naftogaz»

“A political decision has been made to change the leadership and start tenders for all strategic companies,” Interfax — Ukraine quoted him as saying at a press conference in Kiev. Orzhel stressed that the current leadership can take part in competitions for vacant positions.

Abe announced a new approach to the issue of Smoking

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes that the issue of the southern Kuril Islands will soon be resolved on the basis of a new approach.

“We share with Russian President [Vladimir] Putin a sincere desire to resolve the territorial problem on the basis of a new approach,” Abe said.

According to him, trips of former residents of Kuril Islands to the four Northern Islands to visit the graves of their ancestors have already been provided. The Prime Minister recalled with regret that the former inhabitants of the island have died or are in old age.

“I will make every effort to ensure that smiles return to the faces of these people as soon as possible,” Abe said.

To recover unpaid wages without a court

Putin signed a law on expanding the rights of state labor inspectors. In accordance with the amendments, the text of which is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information, the state labor inspector will be able to apply to the bailiff service because of outstanding debts on wages, without waiting for a court decision.

How much did Russians spend on Black Friday»

Russians for three days of sales of “Black Friday” spent in online stores 22.3 billion rubles, which is almost 30% more than a year ago, announced RIA Novosti calculations President Of the Association of Internet trade companies (AKIT) Artem Sokolov.

The Ministry of justice has submitted to the abolition of more than 3.7 thousand regulations of the USSR

The Ministry of justice of Russia has submitted to the government a list of more than 3.7 thousand normative acts of the USSR, subject to cancellation in the framework of the “regulatory guillotine”. This was reported by the press service of the Department.

The judge who insulted the participant of the meeting, resigned

The judge of the Soviet district court of Krasnodar, who insulted the participant of the meeting, resigned, an inspection was launched against him, the representative of the Krasnodar regional court told RIA Novosti.

The head of the Central Bank called the amount of recovery from the former owners of banks

The Central Bank has filed lawsuits against the ex-owners of banks, which sanitizes the regulator. The head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina in an interview with TV channel Russia-24 said that the total amount that is trying to recover the regulator is about 530 billion rubles.

In Moscow in 2019 they bought an elite primary for a record amount for 5 years

In 2019, the high-budget primary real estate in Moscow buyers spent a record amount over the past 5 years-more than 82 billion rubles, according to the consulting company Knight Frank. This is 6% more than in 2018.

The index of manufacturing industries in Russia fell to the lowest in 10 years

Russian manufacturing companies pointed to a sharp deterioration in market conditions in the past month. This is evidenced by the data of the analytical company Markit. The company calculated the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit PMI index of Russian manufacturing industries, which tracks the overall market situation — in November, it fell by 1.6 points (from 47.2 points in October to 45.6 points in November).

This is the worst performance for Russian manufacturing industries in a decade, the company said in a press release. The index fell to the lowest since may 2009, and the rate of decline was the highest since March of the same year.

In Lipetsk, the house was first repaired, and then recognized as an emergency

Residents have long demanded to recognize the building emergency. This is a former clinic, converted into a hostel. The building is about sixty years old. The press service of the city hall most.tv confirmed that residents appealed to recognize their house emergency, but then they were refused, as the building was already undergoing major repairs. This fall, experts still recognized the house emergency. Why there did capital repairs, in the city hall could not explain.

Russian pensioners will be paid 5 thousand rubles

Payments to pensioners in the amount of five thousand rubles at a time will be carried out in the new year. Money for this purpose in the budget of the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) is already registered. Despite the fact that in the coming year the FIU budget will still be in deficit, its size will be 118 billion rubles.

Americans spent $7.4 billion on online shopping on black Friday»

Us residents spent $7.4 billion on online purchases, according to data from Adobe Analytics, CNBC reports. This amount was a record for all-time sales, second only to “cyber Monday” 2018, which collected $7.9 billion in revenue.

Tesla from Germany drove 1 million kilometers in 5 years

For five years, the American electric car drove 1 million km, and the car owner Hans Jorg Gemmingen told what the car had problems during this time.

The purchased car had some design flaws, which is why it often failed the electric motor, and now the car has a fourth motor. The first time it was changed under warranty, when the odometer was marked 40 000 kilometers, and the last when running 320 000 kilometers. According to the car owner, all replacements were carried out under warranty.

But in addition to the motor in the electric car there was a problem with the battery. The first 290 thousand km the original battery was used, and after it was replaced by a rented one and Gemmingen drove another 250 thousand km across Europe. at this time, the issue of the warranty case with the first battery was resolved. As a result, the owner of “Tesla” under warranty installed a third battery pack, and he lost all the time only 20% of the capacity.

For five years in the electric car completely changed suspension, shock absorbers, traction battery cooling system and display. Also in the dealership changed retractable door handles. All repairs were spent 13 thousand euros (about 900 thousand rubles). Replacement tires on the Tesla Model S P85 occurred every 50 thousand km, and the brake discs were changed every 400 thousand km. mileage.

According to Gemmingen, he on his machine mostly retards expense of recovery, to the same he very neatly drives. The car owner hopes that he on his “Tesla” will be able to drive a million miles-1.6 million km

Source: http://tvoe-avto.com/

Trump raised tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina

Us President Donald trump wrote on his page on the social network that he is renewing duties on imports of steel and aluminum from Argentina and Brazil due to the fact that these States are pursuing a policy of devaluation of national currencies, reports TASS.

Putin demanded to increase the combat capabilities of the Navy in the coming years

“In the coming years, it is necessary to actively increase the combat capabilities of the fleet. In many respects, this depends on the planned receipt of frigates and submarines, modified for the use of hypersonic missiles “Zircon”, in the Navy, ” the head of state said, opening the 14th series of meetings on defense topics.

About the Central Bank’s plans to expand the Deposit insurance system

The government issued a positive opinion on the bill to increase insurance from 1.4 million to 10 million rubles for depositors who received large funds under certain circumstances, but did not have time to quickly withdraw them before the revocation of the Bank’s license.

It is noted that the government recommended before the adoption of the bill to calculate its impact on the adequacy of the mandatory Deposit insurance Fund. Also in conclusion, attention is drawn to the possible increase in the rate of insurance premiums paid by participants of the Deposit insurance system.

It is believed that the initiative will increase the level of confidence in the banking system as a whole. Although in reality, trust will be reduced.

Trade with Iran to circumvent U.S. sanctions

France, Germany and the United Kingdom welcomed the accession of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden to the INSTEX payment mechanism. Six countries joined the mechanism, which will allow trade with Iran to bypass U.S. sanctions, on November 29.

“This progress strengthens INSTEX, demonstrates European efforts to promote legitimate trade between Europe and Iran, and clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran»

In 2015, the six mediators (the United States, France, Britain, China, Russia and Germany) agreed to lift all sanctions against Iran related to its nuclear program. Under the agreement, called the JCPOA, Tehran guaranteed the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Restrictions on the Nord stream-2 project»

Us sanctions will affect various companies involved in the construction of the pipeline. In particular, the Swiss Allseas, which specializes in laying pipes and cables under water, may fall under the rules that will limit the access of European companies to the American market. It is indicated that several German companies that work together with Gazprom are also under threat. Restrictions can be introduced even before the Catholic Christmas.

Boris Johnson has promised a review of security strategy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised next year to carry out the biggest review of the country’s security, defence and foreign policy since the cold war. The upgrade of the defense system involves the entry of the British air force to the forefront in the field of military space technology.

“We must conduct a huge technological upgrade of all our security forces so that they can withstand the hostile forces of terrorists and organized crime,” Johnson said in announcing the plans.

The Prime Minister stressed that the new security relationship with the European Union should go hand in hand with NATO’s support.

“Despite the fact that we plan to leave the EU, we are obliged to strengthen cooperation with Europe in the field of security. But the basis of European security since 1949 is NATO, and in the 70th anniversary of the Alliance, we must modernize, not abandon it, ” he said.

Russian post is ready to spend almost 450 million rubles for advertising its services

This is reported by “MBH media” with reference to materials on the portal of public procurement. For this money, the Russian post wants, in particular, to order videos in which at least two media personalities with a total number of subscribers in Instagram of at least a million people and at least 200 thousand people should participate. Quadrocopters and camera stabilization systems should be used for shooting. In total, at least 30 videos about the products and services of the Russian post Should be produced by June 30, 2020.

In Severodvinsk, there was a massive ecological picket

About 150 people took part in the action. Among the slogans of the picketers were: “Lustration is a victory, the victory of Shies is inevitable”, “news about the explosion at Nenoksa we learn from the Twitter of Donald trump”, ” there is no Landfill in Katunino!”.

The Prime Ministers of Belarus and Russia discussed by phone the coordination of integration roadmaps, agreed to meet on December 6, the press service of the Belarusian government reports. The Russian government confirmed the meeting of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas

Lev Ponomarev created a new movement “For human rights»

Human rights activist Lev Ponomarev created a new social movement “For human rights”. About it on November 30 reports “Interfax”. According to him, the new organization is likely to continue the work of the movement of the same name, which operated on the territory of Russia since 1997.

Le Monde declared the victory of Russia over alcoholism

French newspaper Le Monde noted a significant decrease in alcohol consumption in Russia. This conclusion was reached by the authors of the article, based on statistics of the world health organization. Thus, according to who, alcohol consumption in Russia by 2016 decreased by 43 percent.

“Rostec” received control in the ” National air ambulance service»

Rostec gained control of the national air ambulance service (NSSA). Previously, the state Corporation in the NSSA was 25%, write “Vedomosti”.

According to the publication, the company was supposed to receive 150 sanitary helicopters in 2019-2021, but in 2019 received only eight (NSSA could not get loans from banks to buy equipment due to high risks). Eight cars were put “daughter” of Rostekh “NetPromoter”, which still did not pay for the party cost about 2.5 billion rubles.

Now, according to the Rostec representative, RT-Finance (Rostec’s daughter) will Finance the NSSA, and Rostec’s daughter Aviakapital – service will also provide leasing.

The Prime Minister of Malta has declared that will retire after the murder of the journalist

Joseph Muscat in January 2020 plans to resign as Prime Minister of Malta amid a scandal over the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Central Bank will create a database of computers and smartphones to combat money laundering

In a single database, the Central Bank will collect information from banks about smartphones, tablets and computers from which legal entities clients access the Internet Bank and make transfers. The base is designed to counter money laundering.

Russian Railways will sell tickets for buses and planes

Russian Railways (RZD) plans to start selling tickets for planes, buses and water transport in 2020. It is reported by TASS with reference to the Director of the company for information technologies Evgeny Charkin.

In Innsbruck, tourists can use public transport for free

In Innsbruck, Austria, tourists will use public transport for free from may 1, 2020, TASS reports, citing the city’s tourism Bureau. As specified, the right to benefit will receive tourists coming for two days or more.

In Buenos Aires will take a tax from foreign tourists

Tourists wishing to visit Buenos Aires may have to pay a new tax of a dollar and a half per night. The money collected in this way will be used to create and develop a public company Visit Buenos Aires, according to the TravelRussianNews information portal. It is planned that the new company will contribute to the development of international tourism to the capital of Argentina. Officials who advocated the introduction of a residence tax for foreign travelers, indicate that such a measure has long and successfully applied in Europe. We add that the value of this tax varies from city to city, and also depends on the number of stars at the hotel. In Buenos Aires, however, the fee will be the same for everyone.

Traffic police of Russia drivers to public transport

“The process of organizing transportation is important. Why do we support the idea of transferring drivers to public transport? We remove risky elements from the road, free up roads, increase their capacity. The experience of Moscow has shown that this is absolutely the right direction. It is impossible at the moment to build so many roads that motorists feel free and comfortable on the roads, ” he said at a seminar on road traffic Deputy head of the traffic police of Russia Oleg Ponaryin

In China opened a new impressive bridge

In Guangdong province, over one of the gorges at an altitude of 500 meters erected engineering miracle – “glass bridge” – Huangtengxia Tianmen Sky Walk. Which is comparable to a skyscraper of 166 floors. In the evening, the world’s largest round waterfall with spectacular lighting turns on.

Former Commissioner of ” Our ” Robert Schlegel received German citizenship

Former Commissioner of the Pro-Kremlin movement “our” and former state Duma Deputy from “United Russia” Robert Schlegel is now a German citizen. In correspondence with the süddeutsche Zeitung, he stated that he was “disillusioned with politics” and his views had ” changed a lot»

The Kremlin – on the investigation of Ivan Golunov

“Medusa”: today, as you asked, we waited for the decision on the complaint about the delay of the investigation in the case of Ivan Golunov. Basmanny court rejected it, deciding that the inaction of the investigation is normal. Ivan himself complains that no investigative actions have been carried out with him for a long time, and the case materials are unreasonably classified. How would the Kremlin comment on this situation now, given Vladimir Putin’s previous statements that “all this arbitrariness should be investigated”?

Dmitry Peskov: in this case, we must focus on the court’s decision. We don’t comment on it. Then we observe the development of the situation.


The government has decided where to invest a trillion from the NWF

Money from the national welfare Fund (NWF) can be invested in domestic infrastructure projects, as proposed by the Ministry of Finance, and put on loans to other States to buy Russian products (primarily energy), which was lobbied by the Ministry of economic development. The draft of such amendments to the Budget code was prepared by the Ministry of Finance and posted on the portal regulation.gov.ru

Payment of “tax on Google” in Russia complicated Bank details

A number of foreign companies providing electronic services in Russia have encountered difficulties in transferring the “Google tax” – the obligation of foreign sellers of digital services to pay VAT. The problem was reported to RBC by representatives of two international companies and tax consultants.

Zvezda shipyard cooperates with Samsung

Last month, Zvezda shipyard, which is owned by a consortium of Rosneft and Gazprombank, and South Korean company Samsung Heavy Industries signed an agreement to supply components for five gas carriers of NOVATEK’s Arctic LNG-2 project.

The state Duma introduced a package of projects to tighten anti-cartel norms

The bill amending the criminal and penal codes increases from three to four years the maximum term of imprisonment for the conclusion of a cartel, as a result of which a large amount of income was obtained. At the same time, the threshold values of large and especially large income (damage), which constitute a crime in cartel agreements, are doubled.

Demand for Saudi Aramco shares exceeded supply by almost half

Interest in placing Saudi Aramco in total have shown at the moment 4.9 million retail buyers, applying for 47.4 billion Saudi riyals ($12.6 billion), Bloomberg reported, citing one of the organizers of the transaction, the investment company Samba Capital. The collection of applications from individual investors ended on November 28.

LUKOIL withdraws from Venezuela and strengthens in Africa

Back in January, reports surfaced that LUKOIL had frozen contracts with PDVSA to avoid U.S. bans after sanctions were imposed on the Venezuelan oil producer. The reports were unofficial, but a month later Litasco, the single operator of international trade of LUKOIL group, stopped exchange operations with Venezuela.

Loading on the Russian Railways network decreased by 1.7% in November

Loading on the network of Russian Railways in November 2019 amounted to 105.5 million tons, which is 1.7% less than in the same period last year, according to operational information of the company

Trump declined to attend impeachment hearings on December 4

Early last week, Jerry Nadler sent trump a letter informing Him that the impeachment hearings would be held on December 4. In the message, the head of the Committee also asked the President to send no later than December 1 a response about his readiness to take part in them.

Us energy Secretary resigns


Today I bid farewell to the Department of @ENERGY. It has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve in the @realDonaldTrump Administration as your Secretary. Thank you to my wife, my children, and to the American people for allowing me to serve. Signing off. – RP

BMW and Great Wall to build electric car factory in China

The construction of the 650 million Euro plant is expected to be completed in 2022. Earlier this month, Great Wall received regulatory approval to build a new plant. Great Wall is the largest crossover and pickup truck manufacturer in China.

All nuclear fuel from the nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” intend to take out by 2031

The government of Japan intends to complete by 2031 the removal of all spent nuclear fuel, which is in the cooling pools of six power units of the emergency nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1”. This is stated in the revised plans of liquidation works.

To deprive terrorists of the right to early release

Following a visit to the site of the terrorist attack on London bridge, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed the opinion that those convicted of terrorist activities should be deprived of the right to parole.

Customers learned about the waitress’s long journey to work and bought her a car

In the American city of Galveston, visitors to one of the cafes gave a car to a waitress when they learned that she spent five hours on the road to work and back. According to the Daily Mail, Adrianna Edwards walked 22.5 km every day to get to work, and in the evening she did the same way.

In Tokyo at a rally demanded from Russia to return the Kurils

In Tokyo, a rally was held for the return of the “Northern territories”, as in Japan they call the southern part of the Kuril Islands. As reported by Japanese public television, the action was attended by about 500 people, including former Japanese residents of these territories.

The Greek delegation with a scandal left the ceremony with the participation of Erdogan

The Greek delegation led by Deputy Minister of energy and environment Dimitris Ikonomou scandal left the opening ceremony of the TRANS-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) in protest against the “provocative statements” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports TV channel Skai.

China has imposed sanctions on the United States

China imposed sanctions against the American human rights organization Human Rights Watch and suspended the consideration of requests for us ships to enter Hong Kong. Chinese foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a briefing on Monday.

The US state Department urged the EU to “confront the threats” of Russia and China

The US state Department congratulated the new leadership of the European Commission and the European Council on taking office, and urged them to confront “joint security challenges” and “threats” from Russia, China and Iran. This was reported on the website of the Department.

Chinese fifth-generation fighter cheaper Russian su-57 and su-35

As reported by the news Agency “Sina”, today the fifth-generation aircraft Chengdu J-20 of the Chinese air force is one of the most competitive in the world. It is noted that in terms of cost, this combat vehicle is somewhat inferior to the American fifth-generation fighter F-35, and at the same time wins against the Russian su-35 and su-57. The price for one Chengdu j-20 fighter will be from about 90 million dollars.

Patrushev invited China to discuss strategic security in Russia

Patrushev is meeting in China from December 1 to 4 to discuss bilateral strategic security measures.

Taking this opportunity, I invite the Chinese side to take part in the next international meeting, which will be held on may 26-29 next year in the Kaliningrad region, ” Patrushev said on Monday in Beijing at a meeting with a member of the Politburo Of the Central Committee of the Communist party of China, Secretary of the political and legal Commission of the CPC Central Committee Guo Shengkun.

North Korea has built dozens of new sites for missile launches

For several months, the North Korean military has built dozens of additional concrete platforms throughout the DPRK, from which various types of missiles, including Intercontinental missiles, can be launched using mobile installations, the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported.

The Russian defense Ministry received the first mi-38T helicopter

The Ministry of defense delivered the first military transport Mi-38T, told RIA Novosti General Director of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Andrei Boginsky

“She (machine. — Primas’. ed.) are in trial operation. By the end of the year, we will pass the money…> second”, – he specified.

The Japanese government bought the island for exercises the United States air force

For American military exercises, the Japanese authorities buy a desert island. The land is owned by a private company and is located in the South-West of the country. The Ministry of defense held talks with entrepreneurs, and an agreement was reached to purchase the island of Mage in Kagoshima Prefecture.

For the first time in the history of the Japanese Navy the ship was headed by a woman

For the first time in the history of the Japanese Navy, the commander of a warship was a woman. The ship is equipped with a multi-purpose computerized aegis ballistic missile tracking and interception system.

The first teaser of the new James bond film has appeared

The network has a short teaser of the upcoming Thriller about the British agent 007 James bond. The 25th anniversary bond, dubbed “007: No time to die,” will appear on wide screens on April 2 next year.

Warner Bros. plans to shoot a trilogy about the Joker

The 2019 film the Joker was an incredible success, grossing more than $ 1 billion worldwide in the R. Warner Bros. ratings. is not going to stop on the achieved success, and plans to back it up with two more films. “The Joker” exceeded all expectations of the Studio Warner Bros.

VIN Diesel announced the return of Riddick and Groot

VIN Diesel has completed work on the set of the film “fast and furious 9” and decided to please his fans with the announcement of the return of a number of his popular characters. The corresponding post was published on the official page of the actor in the social network Instagram.

Tambov will host a traditional festival of Japanese cinema

The traditional festival of Japanese cinema “Momiji”will be held in Tambov. From 6 to 8 December, everyone will be able to see five paintings for free. Screenings will be held in the cinema of the Tambov regional Museum

The twelfth Winter book festival will be held in Kazan in mid-December

On December 14 and 15, the XII Winter book festival will be held in the center of contemporary culture “Smena” in Kazan. The program of the forum will be held in two directions — lecture and parallel. This is reported on the website of the festival

Anniversary competition of young musicians “Nutcracker” starts in Moscow

Forty-eight young musicians will take part in the anniversary, XX International television competition “the Nutcracker”. The Grand opening will take place in the Concert hall. Tchaikovsky on Monday. This was reported by the press service of the TV channel “Russia K”, the organizer of the show.

The authorities of Ingushetia created the Union of composers of the region

The authorities of Ingushetia have created the first Union of composers of the region, whose duties will include the search for young talents and providing them with comprehensive support for development, the Minister of culture of Ingushetia Temerlan dzeytov told TASS.

The film “Bull” won at the film festival in Poland

The Grand Prix of the thirteenth festival of Russian films “Sputnik over Poland”, held in Warsaw, received the film “Bull” directed by Boris Akopov.

The Warsaw film festival lasted for 10 days. During this time, the audience was able to see more than 100 films. Screenings were held in cinemas “Luna”, “Electronics”, “Illusion”. Information about this was shared by RIA Novosti.

II Hainan island international film festival

In China, the II international film festival of Hainan island began its work. The opening ceremony was attended by famous actors, musicians, filmmakers and other artists. The jury will be chaired by French actress Isabelle Huppert.

The winners will be named on December 8. As a reward, the winners will receive a gilded statuette in the form of a palm tree growing on the sand- “Golden coconut”. The festival will also name the winners in the category of the best short films and documentaries.

The University of Leipzig is 610 years old!

In may 1409, as a result of Hussite unrest in Prague and clashes between Czechs and Germans at Charles University, German teachers and students left Bohemia for Leipzig. The rulers of the city immediately allocated funds for the Foundation and maintenance of the new University. On December 2, 1409, in the refectory of the monastery of St. Thomas, the theologian Johannes Otto von Munsterberg solemnly read the Charter of the University, which originally included four faculties: liberal arts (which also included exact Sciences), theology, medicine and law. In different years, Leibniz, Goethe, Nietzsche, Radishchev, Wagner and the current German Chancellor Angela Merkel studied here.

Windows 7 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free

Users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Although officially Microsoft “asks” 120 dollars for an update

Hackers have created a new virus to steal money from Russian banks

Another dangerous virus was discovered by Russian experts. Its danger is that it automatically transfers money to the account of the distributor of a dangerous mobile application for the Android operating system (the so-called AutoFill)

Created drone JetQuad, received four jet engines

A group of scientists has developed a drone with jet engines, called AB5 JetQuad. Equipped with four microturbines, the device weighs 23 kilograms, plus it takes on Board 18 kilograms of diesel fuel, since its turbines are very voracious.

Scientists have learned to charge electric cars in ten minutes

Researchers at Penn State University have developed a new method of charging lithium batteries in just ten minutes. And such a charge should be enough for 320-480 kilometers. Scientists believe that this will allow electric cars to truly compete with conventional cars.

The new SMS replacement standard proved dangerous for users

Around the world, operators are introducing new RCS-technology to replace old SMS, but do not approach the process very responsibly. Cybersecurity specialists at SRLabs have discovered vulnerabilities associated with the implementation of this online Protocol.

In WhatsApp, fraudsters have stepped up, using a new scheme of deception

Security experts warn WhatsApp users about new threats lurking in incoming messages. The attackers have learned quite well to disguise themselves as various well-known firms, companies, shops and even the manufacturer of WhatsApp.

New Windows Trojan steals passwords from Chrome and stores them in MongoDB database

On the landscape of cyber threats, a new Trojan for Windows systems has been discovered, stealing passwords stored in the Google Chrome browser. At the same time, the malware uses a remote MongoDB database to store the stolen credentials

The festival “New wave” moved to Kazan

In the year of the centenary of the TASSR in Kazan will be held the festival “New wave”. This was stated by composer Igor Krutoy at a press conference at the Volga Academy of physical culture, sports and tourism.

“Just 3 years ago, during the transition of the “New wave” from Jurmala to Sochi, there was a proposal to hold this festival in Kazan. Now, after so many joint projects – the Universiade, the world aquatics championship, the championship on working professions – in the year of the 100th anniversary of the TASSR, “New wave” will be held in Kazan at the end of August. I think this week, when we will hold the festival, the life of the city will change, ” said I. Krutoy.

The Pushkin Museum opened an exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough

“December evenings” at the Pushkin Museum this year are dedicated to the music of British composers, and the festival concerts will be accompanied by an exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough. 11 UK museums took part in the preparation of the exhibition. This Gainsborough in Russia has never seen

Moscow hosts an exhibition of graphics

In the Tretyakov gallery on November 28 opened the exhibition ” Unknown Wanderers. Graphics of the second half of the XIX century”. This was told on the website ” Culture. Russian Federation.»

According to the organizers, there you can see the works of Ilya Repin, Ivan kramsky, Valentin Serov and Vasily Surikov. Also, the site said that the exhibition will show those genres of graphics that existed in the second half of the XIX century. It is specified that the works were created in the period from 1871 to the mid-1910s.

Roskomnadzor blocked the domain of the photo Bank Shutterstock

Roskomnadzor made one of the domains of the largest American photo Bank Shutterstock in the register of prohibited. MBH media drew attention to this. The list includes the domain image.shutterstock.com.

The list includes the domain image.shutterstock.com. the Reason is the violation of article 15.1 of the law “on information, information technology and information protection”, which prohibits pornographic images of minors, information about methods of suicide and drug use and violation of laws on gambling and lotteries”.

The decision may be related to the image of the Russian flag in excrement, which was posted on the personal page of one of the users, according to other users of the photobank. According to a petition posted on Change.org, is a resident of Latvia with the nickname aijaphoto.

Off the coast of the United States revealed a new seismic zone

At the bottom of the Pacific ocean revealed a previously unknown fault system that can generate powerful earthquakes. It is located near the West coast of the United States, according to Science. Scientists used a network of deep-sea cables responding to tremors.

Facebook has a tool to export media files to Google Photos

Facebook has announced the launch of a new tool with which users of the social network will be able to interact with their own media files. The new feature allows you to transfer photos and videos from Facebook to other online services.