6 Dec, 2019

News digest for 12/05/2019

This is not a similar foreign product

The Federal Antimonopoly service of the Russian Federation found that Ariel and Persil washing powders, as well as Lindt chocolate, which are sold in Russia, differ in quality and composition from similar products abroad.

Manufacturers are issued warnings – they must either reproduce the product, which in Russia is served as the original, exactly in the same composition as in Europe, or put on the packaging designations indicating that it is not similar to foreign goods

Manufacturers of washing powders responded to the accusation of the FAS

Executive Director Of the Association of manufacturers of household chemicals Peter Bobrovsky responded to accusations of double standards voiced by the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS).

“These companies produce goods in accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation and the EAEU and have no right to be guided by the regulations of other States,” RBC quoted him as saying.

In addition, according to Bobrovsky, the FAS allegedly supports the myth that goods manufactured abroad are of better quality. He added that the FAS statement damaged the business reputation of investors “who develop production in Russia and create high-tech jobs.”

Russians warned about the possible increase in the cost of CTP

The tariff corridor of CTP can be expanded by 30 percent, said the newspaper “Izvestia” in the Russian Union of insurers (RSA). In mid-October, the state Duma postponed consideration of the bill aimed at liberalizing the CTP, because of the risk of tariff growth. The Deputy bill does not say about the rejection of the coefficient of CTP for engine power (seriously affects the cost of the policy) of the insured car, as previously planned by the project of the Ministry of Finance

A Russian billionaire has been hit and killed by a car near his home in London.

The founder and owner of the group of companies “Tycoon” Dmitry Obretetsky spent a week in a coma-he received severe head injuries. He died without regaining consciousness.

Obretetsky was called the richest Volgograd. He began to create his business Empire back in the 90s. His “Tycoon” is one of the largest distributors of the world-famous companies Mars, Nestle, Procter & Gamble. He was also in the advertising business. In recent years, the man and his family lived in England.

“Group-IB told about the method of interception of correspondence in Telegram»

The company Group-IB, engaged in the “prevention of cyber attacks”, reported the hacking of telegram accounts from a dozen entrepreneurs. The attackers gained access to the correspondence of their victims. They intercepted the SMS that telegram sends to log into your account. This is one of the most unreliable authorization methods. This is how the accounts of the opposition were hacked in the telegram a few years ago. In no other way is telegram protected by default.

Monopoly on broadcasting of the main TV channels in Runet

The state Duma approved in the first reading of the bill, according to which by 2020 the broadcast of 20 mandatory public TV channels on the Internet will be engaged in one intermediary — it will have to work with everyone else. The need for the law is explained by the fight against piracy.

The single supplier of TV content, most likely, will be established in 2017, the company LLC “Vitrina TV”. She is part of the” National Media Group ” close to President Putin billionaire Yuri Kovalchuk.

Business jet for Dmitry Medvedev’s wife for $50 million

The anti-corruption Fund (FBK) has released an investigation in which it claims that Svetlana Medvedeva, the wife of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, used in 2012-2018.a private plane Bombardier Global Express 5000 for $50 million. this conclusion the authors of the investigation made, comparing public reports about Medvedev’s trips and data on Board flights, which were taken from sites that track the movement of aircraft.

According to FBC, the current owner of the liner-registered in Belize IF COMPANY LIMITED. The company with this name (without specifying the place of registration) is listed on the website flightaware.com, providing flight information. FBK claims that this offshore company bought the liner in December 2017 from another offshore company – TEKSER MANAGEMENT LIMITED, which in turn was on the list of VTB affiliates until September 2018. There is no information about the deal in open sources, but TEKSER MANAGEMENT LIMITED is indeed the former owner of the liner.

Medals and orders named after Akhmat Kadyrov

The government of Chechnya allocated 4.6 million rubles from the budget for the purchase of 20 gold medals and orders named after the first President of the Republic Akhmat Kadyrov. The tender is posted on the public procurement portal, it drew the attention of “MBH media”. The term of the contract is until December 31.

The contractor must produce 10 medals “in Memory of Akhmat-Hadji Kadyrov, the first President of the Chechen Republic”. On the obverse of the medal there will be a portrait of the first President of Chechnya, on the reverse-his saying “Patriotism is proved not by words, but by deeds”. Medals will be connected to the pads in the form of the flag of Chechnya. The front part of each block should be inlaid with 54 emeralds, 36 rubies and 18 diamonds.

The Chechen authorities also ordered 10 orders of Kadyrov. On the obverse of the order will be a portrait of Kadyrov, on the reverse-the inscription “Son of his people” and ” He went undefeated.” The order should be connected with a gold block inlaid with precious stones (which, in the terms of reference is not specified).

Remind the authorities of the ” red lines»

The leaders of three Ukrainian political parties Petro Poroshenko, Yulia Tymoshenko and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk called on Ukrainians to come to the Kiev Maidan on the eve of the Normandy four summit in Paris. Politicians believe that Ukrainians should remind the authorities of the “red lines” – compromises that can not be made when discussing the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass

  • No compromise on a unitary state and no federalization.
  • No compromise on the European and Euro-Atlantic course.
  • No political actions, in particular elections in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass until the conditions of security and de-occupation are fulfilled. In particular, the withdrawal of Russian troops, the disarmament of illegal armed groups, the establishment of control over the state border.
  • No compromise on de-occupation and return of Crimea to Ukraine.
  • No cessation of international trials.

Ukraine has agreed to grant Donbass a special status

Ukraine is ready to carry out constitutional reform in accordance with the Minsk agreements and to grant Donbass a special status. This was stated by the assistant of the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky Andrei Ermak, reports “European truth”.

According to him, the Ukrainian authorities will limit the reform to decentralization issues. Thus, the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by Kiev “may receive additional powers,” Yermak said.

“But this will never mean that it will be federalization or some kind of autonomy,” the assistant to the head of state stressed.

Boeing chief engineer resigns

According to the Seattle Times, Hamilton’s resignation was reported to employees of the Corporation in an internal newsletter. Hamilton, among other things, was investigating the crashes of the MACH 737. According to the Seattle Times, he planned to leave the company last year, but he was asked to stay to help with the investigation of the causes of the wrecks of the new liner

Medvedev’s press conference, the main thing:

  • the economy and social sphere have lived this year stably;
  • GDP growth will be 1.3-1.5%;
  • real disposable income of the population of the Russian Federation at the end of 2019 may grow by 0.2-0.3%;
  • the level of integration between Russia and Belarus is very high, the trade turnover is greater than with the United States;
  • the overall state of primary health care in a number of regions remains dismal. It is necessary to build new buildings or carry out major repairs, it is necessary to buy medical equipment. Each region should also invest in this. The reform will require about 550 billion rubles in the next five years;
  • next year, 175 billion rubles are planned to solve the problem with the shortage of vital medicines. The list of such drugs is expanding;
  • Zelensky is interested in normalizing relations with Russia;
  • the Prime Minister does not yet have a final position on the bill on domestic violence, but “if people complain, then there is domestic violence»;
  • the problem of doping is also there. If the athletes did not know they were using banned drugs, then they should not respond. In other cases, the final responsibility “lies with the athlete and the doctor»;
  • in the USSR there was a lot of good, but it is not necessary to idealize it;
  • about the protests: “In social networks and such will not solve the problem. You can Express your opinion, but it must be done by law»;
  • “news on television is verified information, and on the Internet the degree of verification tends to zero»;
  • the decisions to respond to Georgia’s aggression and to pension reform were the most difficult in Medvedev’s life

The Moscow city court refused to reinstate the former police officer

The Moscow city court refused to reinstate the former operative Maxim Umetbayev, dismissed from the interior Ministry after the detention of journalist “Medusa” Ivan Golunov. It is reported by RIA Novosti. Ivan Golunov claimed that umetbayev beat him after detention: the police officer punched him twice in the temple, and then stepped on his chest with his foot.

Earlier, the court issued similar decisions against three other former police officers. This is the head Of the Department for drug control ATC in Moscow Colonel Andrei Shchirov, his subordinate Denis Konovalov and a former employee of the ATC Roman Feofanov.

The state Duma introduced fines for the media- ” foreign agents»

The state Duma in the third reading adopted a law on fines of up to five million rubles for gross violation of the order of the media – “foreign agents”. Under the rough means a repeated violation — more than two times during the year. For the first violation of the order of the media, recognized as a “foreign agent”, legal entities will be fined up to a million rubles, citizens-10 thousand rubles.

Tax inquiries became the reason for the sanctions of the Bank’s clients

The tax service of Russia requires files explaining the economic meaning of transfers of funds from the accounts of legal entities to individuals. Also, the tax service is interested in the purpose of cash withdrawn from checks and corporate cards. Any contracts, invoices and invoices requested for doubtful transactions should be sent. So look for measures aimed at reducing the tax burden.

Lawyers for Israeli Naama Issachar appealed to the Moscow city Court

In the spring of 2019, Naama issakhar was flying to tel Aviv from Delhi with a transfer in Moscow and 9.6 grams of a prohibited substance was found in her backpack.

The appeal, which Open media received from the Pen & Paper bar Association, says the court did not specify a specific method and specific place of illegal movement of the prohibited substance across the customs border of the Customs Union at all. Issachar had no intention of illegally moving the drug across the customs border, and it cannot be crossed at all while on Board a plane in the air, the complaint said.

In Russia will begin to sell minced artificial fish

Thanks to a new project of biologists in Russia will be minced artificial fish-according to scientists, the meat derived from the cells of sturgeon, will be produced in incubators

A resident of Novosibirsk sued compensation for the Mat at the concert Shnurov

Gulyaev filed a lawsuit against the leader of the group “Leningrad” Sergey Shnurov, concert organizers and hockey club “Siberia” because of obscene language performed by the artist. As “Kommersant” wrote, Gulyaev explained that he had heard Shnurov’s songs on the radio, but there was no Mat in them. At the concert he was faced with a profanity, it grieved him, and so he went away with the performance of the “Leningrad”. He demanded to pay 300 thousand rubles of moral compensation.

The organizing company “Dragon and Phoenix” will pay a fine of 2.2 thousand rubles and return Gulyaev ticket price of 2.5 thousand, as well as pay two thousand in compensation for moral damage

Spaniards offered Greta Thunberg to travel from Lisbon to Madrid on a donkey

Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who refused to fly because of harmful emissions, soon has to go from Lisbon to Madrid to get to the 25th conference of the UN framework Convention on climate change (COP25).

In this regard, the Association of residents of the village of Talavera de La Reina (Autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha) proposed to Thunberg to travel from the Portuguese capital to Madrid on a donkey. The Association said that they are ready to provide the activist with an animal, because they ” realize the importance of raising awareness of the world about the state of the environment.” As explained in the Association, which circulated its statement on social media, they want Greta to personally learn one “of the ways that thousands of people have used for centuries” for movement

China burns more coal-in violation of climate agreements

China is increasing the production of “dirty” energy based on the burning of coal, thus violating earlier commitments in this area. In addition, according to the international Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), China has become one of the largest sponsors of coal energy abroad and finances projects with a total capacity of 399 gigawatts in Bangladesh, Vietnam, South Africa, Pakistan and Indonesia, and a total of 27 developing countries

The state Duma Committee supported the bill on the return of beer to the stadiums

The state Duma Committee on physical culture, sports, tourism and youth Affairs supported the bill on the return of beer sales at stadiums.

Our fans are the most cultured… Look what’s going on in Europe, what kind of fans there are, especially in the UK, but no one forbids them to drink beer. The tail shouldn’t wag a dog… we shouldn’t infringe on our people in the rights, — the head of Committee Mikhail Degtyarev told. — It doesn’t matter where they have a beer, in the stadium or in the restaurant. Possible expansion in other sports. At the world Cup, all proceeds from the sale of beer went to the RFU. The distribution of funds is aimed at the development of children’s and youth sports.

The state Duma increased the minimum wage by 850 rubles

The state Duma at the plenary session adopted in the second reading a bill to increase the minimum wage (minimum wage) to 12 thousand 130 rubles from January 1, 2020.

Corporation, Huawei, has filed a lawsuit against the American government

The lawsuit against the us Federal communications Commission was filed by the Chinese telecommunications Corporation Huawei, December 5, according to the Central television of China. Huawei is seeking to lift the us FCC ban on the use of government funds to buy its equipment

Editing DNA of babies from China could trigger new mutations

An experiment to edit the DNA of human embryos conducted by Chinese biophysicist he Jiankui could lead to unpredictable mutations, international experts have found. Recall that in 2018 it became known about the birth of the first children with a modified genome.

Merkel called the reason for the expulsion of Russian diplomats

Germany has decided to expel Russian diplomats amid the case of the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, because it has not received assistance from Moscow in the investigation of the crime. This was stated on Wednesday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the NATO summit.

Citizens of Ukraine will be banned to travel to Russia on internal passports

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that the Cabinet of Ministers from March 1, 2020 may cancel the possibility of crossing the state border with Russia by citizens of Ukraine on an internal passport and birth certificate.

Former FSB has limited the right to departure from Russia

The head of the state Duma Committee on security and anti-corruption in response to a question from journalists explained that restrictions on travel abroad will not be extended to all security officials. They will affect mainly those who were aware of information of special importance or top secret information. The procedure for making decisions on restricting travel will be established by the FSB of Russia.

“From openly hostile and provocative actions on the part of a number of foreign States can suffer and suffer sometimes not only the military, but also their family members and children,” – said, in turn, a member of the Committee on CIS Affairs Artem Kavinov

Germany must solve the” problem ” on its own.

Us President Donald trump said he has not yet decided on sanctions against the Nord stream-2 gas pipeline project. He said this after a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the NATO summit in London.

“We haven’t really determined it yet,” the us President said when asked if the US was going to impose sanctions on the pipeline. According to him, Germany should solve the “problem” on its own.

In Kazan, eco-activists set up a tent camp ” Shies-2»

Kazan eco-activists opposed to the construction of an incinerator, pitched a tent camp. Proactive citizens intend to take measures to prevent the laying of access roads to the future of the MSZ. It is planned to build an incinerator on agricultural land. At the same time, public hearings on this project were not held.

Activist Mark Halperin changed his suspended sentence to a real one

The court in Reutov decided to change the punishment of activist Mark Halperin from conditional imprisonment to real because of his participation in protests in Moscow this summer. This is reported by ATS-info. Halperin will be sent to the colony-settlement for a year and a half, counting the days he spent under house arrest.

The judges proposed to punish the media for pressure and unjustified criticism

Judges in Russia want to protect themselves from “tendentious publications, “”indiscriminate, unfounded criticism” and pressure from the media. This is reported by “Vedomosti” with reference to the draft concept of information policy of the judicial system for 2020-2030, which is discussed by the Council of judges

The Deputy of the state Duma complained to the hard work and humble service apartments.

Go to the MPs for service apartments and other “show off” — is meaningless, and working in the state Duma, “to plow,” said state Duma Deputy Alexander Petrov. According to him, lawmakers are given Soviet housing in a panel house built in the 90s. Now Petrov lives in a three-bedroom apartment with an area of ” about 100-110 square meters.” for a few million rubles

Also the Deputy reported that recently discipline became much stricter, and the pass of meeting for the disrespectful reason threatens with “indecently big” penalty. “46 thousand rubles, if I’m not mistaken,” Petrov said.

Author of the law on foreign agents Leonid Levin

President Vladimir Putin signed a bill on the recognition of foreign agents of individuals. the co-Author of the law and its main lobbyist in the public field was the head of the state Duma Committee on information policy Leonid Levin.

While Levin dealt with the source of income of the Russians, the Insider dealt with the sources of income of Levin himself and found a lot of interesting things. As it turned out, he owns real estate for almost a billion rubles, and his company earns hundreds of millions of rubles for the implementation of state orders, and contracts go to him in violation of anti-corruption norms.

Oil in exchange for doctors

30 thousand doctors were in Venezuela under the agreement with Cuba. Cuba received 90 thousand barrels of oil per day at reduced prices for the supply of labor resources. Overall, the deal brought Cuba about $1 billion a year

Iran has acknowledged the deaths of demonstrators during the November protests

Iranian state television has acknowledged the deaths of demonstrators during November protests over rising gasoline prices. The dead were called “bandits and rioters” who attempted to destroy order in the country. More than 7,000 people were arrested.

According to Amnesty International, 208 people were killed in clashes with the army and police, other observers put the figure at 400.

Earlier, a source told the New York Times that in Bender Mashahr, soldiers of the Islamic revolutionary guard corps surrounded a group of protesters sheltering in reeds and opened fire on them, killing 40 to 100 people .

GDP per capita by country

In Russia-a little less than 25 thousand dollars per person per year. The leaders are oil countries (UAE, Kuwait, Norway (and Yes, Norway also produces a lot of oil)), as well as the United States and Ireland.




The state Duma of Russia extended its winter holidays

If for ordinary Russians December 31 will be working, the deputies of the state Duma new year holidays will begin on December 19. Parliamentarians will rest for more than a month-much more than usual.

“Just someone in the leadership of the Duma loves to relax, ski,” – said the interlocutor of “Open media” in the lower house.

How much do canadian politicians earn?

In 2019, the salary of canadian politicians increased once again. As of April 1, the base salary of all members of Parliament had increased by 1.4 per cent to $ 172,700. On top of that base amount, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives another $172,700, plus a $2,000 cash car allowance, as head of government.

Trudeau’s salary rose from $340,800 to $345,400. Everyone who leads the Conservative party, along with interim leader Rona Ambrose, now receives $255,300, plus $2,000 in car allowance. The salary of the head of the NDP-Thomas Mulcair-also rose to $231,300. The Quebec MP will receive the money until his party elects a new leader this fall. As for the senators, their income rose even more-by 1.6 percent, to $147,700. MPs ‘ salaries have been rising every year since 2013. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper has frozen payments to the house and Senate for three years to show how to act in the event of an economic crisis.

In Russia proposed to lift the ban on the sale of cigarettes in schools

The ban on the sale of cigarettes within a radius of 100 meters from educational institutions requires revision, said the Association, uniting members of the network and non-network retail trade, in a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeev. About it on December 5 report “Izvestia”.

The Russians are allowed to go to the pools without help

Russians older than 12 years will be able to use the pool without certificates. The decision was made by the Supreme court of the Russian Federation, reported “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” on December 2. The initiator of the innovation was Rospotrebnadzor.

The bill on the tax for the self-employed passed in the Duma the second reading

Deputies of the state Duma adopted in the second reading a bill to expand the experiment on taxation of self-employed citizens in 19 regions of the country. Currently, the professional income tax (PDP) is levied on the self-employed in Moscow, Moscow region, Kaluga region and Tatarstan.

In the center of Moscow introduced a new fine for Parking on the sites of special equipment

In some areas of the center of Moscow introduced a new fine for illegal Parking on the site of special equipment and on the lawn. This “RIA Novosti” said the head of the press service Of the center for traffic management (TSODD) Anastasia Pisar.

Gref’s son will go to work in the structure of “alpha-Groups»

Oleg Gref, the son of Sberbank President Herman Gref, was appointed managing Director in the investment division of Alfa group-A1, the company said in a statement

Reserve “PILLARS” in the Krasnoyarsk territory received the status of a national Park

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the transformation of the state nature reserve “Pillars” in the national Park “Krasnoyarsk Pillars”.The document was published on the website of the Cabinet on Wednesday. “To transform the Stolby state nature reserve into the Krasnoyarsk Stolby national Park with a total area of 47,219 hectares on the lands of specially protected areas and objects, — the resolution reads

Russia needs 100 years to develop human capital

Human capital per capita in Russia has increased by almost 80% since 2000, but is only one fifth of the OECD average (about $100 thousand, or 4.1 million rubles, against $500 thousand in constant prices in 2014).

“At the current rate, it will take almost 100 years for Russia to catch up with other countries,” the report notes.

The structure of the total wealth of Russia according to the data for 2017 in the assessment of the world Bank looks like this:

  • human capital-46%;
  • capital produced-33%;
  • natural capital — 20% (of which 15% – non-renewable sources, 5% — renewable);
  • net foreign assets — 1%.

The share of human capital in the country’s wealth is much smaller than the average in the countries of the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) — 70%. Produced capital in these countries averages 28% of total wealth, natural-only 3%, net foreign assets-minus 1%.

Putin said that Bulgaria is delaying the construction of the ” Turkish stream»

Bulgaria is deliberately delaying the construction of the “Turkish stream” on its territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference with his Serbian counterpart Alexander Vucic.

My answer to Putin: the Russian President can come and see how we work. Now we are building an average of five kilometers a day. We started late, as many approval procedures had to be completed. – Boyko Borisov, Bulgarian politician

The number of accidents with buses increased by 12%

In 2019, the number of accidents with buses increased by 12% compared to last year’s figures. About it write “Izvestia” with reference to data of traffic police.

To obtain the rights of foreign drivers will have to undergo retraining

Innovations will affect bus and truck drivers. The traffic police want to return to the scheme, which operated until 2014, when the owners of foreign rights could manage transport in Russia only for six months.

“RUSNANO” will receive 20 billion rubles for the development of the digital economy

Russia will create a Fund for digital economy projects under the management of the Corporation “RUSNANO”. About it write “Izvestia” with reference to the letter of the head of “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais to the head of the Ministry of economic development Maxim Oreshkin. It is noted that 20 billion rubles will be allocated for the creation of the Fund

In Russia began accepting applications from shareholders for compensation

Began receiving applications from shareholders of distressed homes for compensation, the decision to pay which was made in November at a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Fund for the protection of the rights of citizens-participants of shared construction. The Saratov region became the first region to start receiving applications.

Power machines was the only applicant for turbine subsidies

As part of the re-tender for subsidies for the development of high-capacity gas turbines, only one application was received. It was again filed by the company “Power machines”, the beneficiary of which is Alexey Mordashov. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of industry and trade.

The Russian government approved the benefits for the processing of liquefied gases

The Russian government has decided on measures to support the petrochemical industry, the relevant bill should be submitted to the government before December 6. As “Kommersant” found out, the reverse excise tax on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will be introduced from 2022 and will gradually grow from 4.5 thousand to 7.5 thousand rubles per ton from 2026, according to the minutes of the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. It can be claimed either by projects introduced after 2022, or by plants that have invested at least 65 billion rubles in modernization. As compensation for the loss of budget revenues, a tax on associated gas production will be introduced, which was opposed by the largest processor of this raw material SIBUR.

Business will Finance the construction of icebreakers for the North sea route

As told” Izvestia ” Deputy head of the Department Andrei Ivanov, half of the costs for the construction of ships agreed to take over the business, in particular “NOVATEK”, “Norilsk Nickel”. In exchange, companies will receive reduced tariffs for navigation on the NSR.

In “Norilsk Nickel” clarified that it is not about direct investment in the creation of the fleet, and the conclusion of a long-term contract to ensure navigation on the North sea route.

NOVATEK reported that it also does not participate in the direct financing of the construction of nuclear icebreakers. However, the projects of the energy company can provide more than half of the target for SMP cargo traffic.

For Russian software developed criteria of state support

The working group on the direction of “Information security” of the national program “Digital economy” at the meeting on December 29 considered amendments to the criteria for grant support for developers of domestic software (software), which is included in the list of priorities for the development of the Russian it industry

Many Chinese people think the Russians are aggressive people for various reasons.

According to the author of the publication Sohu, during the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, the country was able to get a large area of 25 million square kilometers.

The defense Ministry will disband the unit where private Shamsutdinov served

“The part where Shamsutdinov served will be disbanded before the end of the year,” the source told RBC. Another military unit of the Eastern military district will be stationed on the basis of the disbanded unit, a source told RBC in the military district

Venezuela’s PDVSA oil production rose in November

The average level of oil production of the state oil company of Venezuela PDVSA in November amounted to 926 thousand barrels per day, which is 17% more than in October, Bloomberg reported, citing the document.

The US has completed the withdrawal of troops from Northern Syria

In October, us President Donald trump announced the withdrawal of the us military from the area of the Turkish operation in Northern Syria, but said that Washington intends to maintain control over oil fields in the North-East of the Arab Republic in order to protect them from the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).

The US air force will oppose Russia system ” Golden Horde»

The US air force wants to send against its opponents a system of semi-Autonomous high-precision weapons Golden Horde (“Golden Horde”), which also involves the use of artificial intelligence and communications. This is reported by the American edition of Popular Mechanics.

Hungary has promised not to let Ukraine into NATO

On October 30, it was reported that Hungary blocked the NATO Declaration of support for Ukraine because of the oppression of the Hungarian population by the Ukrainian state. Szijjarto then said that his country is not ready to sacrifice the fate of 150 thousand living in Ukraine Hungarians for geopolitical interests.

North Korea has not ruled out a full-scale armed conflict with the United States

According to him, the chief of the General staff of the DPRK army, Park Jong-Chun, at this stage the countries are technically at war and there is a certain risk that any accidents can lead to a full-scale armed conflict. Park Said Pyongyang would respond quickly to the possible use of weapons by Washington.

“Anyone can guess what actions the DPRK will respond with if the US conducts a military operation against North Korea. The use of armed forces against the DPRK will be a terrible thing for the US,” he said in response to the words of us President Donald trump about the possibility of using force against Pyongyang.

Director Sokurov said the hostility of the presidential envoy to the NWFD

On his page in the social network Facebook, the Director said that Alexander Gutsan, in particular, refused to discuss with him the construction of a waste landfill in Shies. Besides, according to Sokurov, the envoy explained discontent of citizens with a situation “intervention of Americans” and “fuss of speculative opposition”. As the Director told, Alexander Gutsan declared that with dissatisfied “in General there is nothing to talk about”, they “don’t want to work, are too exacting to a salary level and in General are whimsical”.

The President of Kazakhstan voiced the position on the Crimea

“First of all, we do not call what happened in Crimea annexation. What happened happened. Annexation is too heavy a word when applied to Crimea. Secondly, there was no fear, as you say,” Kazakh President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev told Deutsche Welle.

He explained that Kazakhstan has absolutely trusting and good-neighborly relations with Russia.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has threatened Kazakhstan with a move for the words Tokayev on the Crimea

Ukraine intends to take diplomatic measures against Kazakhstan because of the statement of the President of the country Kassym-Jomart Tokayev about the Crimea. On Wednesday, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Ekaterina Zelenko.

The Kremlin commented on the data on Erdogan’s order to shoot down the su-24

Peskov said that Russia does not believe rumors about Erdogan’s personal order to shoot down the su-24 in 2015. He added that “this information is quite impersonal”, so it can not be considered reliable. A Russian su-24 was shot down by a Turkish F-16 over Syria in November 2015.

Unknown gunmen attacked the Kurds from the SDF

The fire was opened on one of the checkpoints of the Kurdish military on the outskirts of the city of Diban, located across the Euphrates in the East of the province of Deir ez-Zor. At the moment, information about the losses suffered in the ranks of the Syrian democratic forces is being clarified.

Macron accused Turkey of links with ” mediators of terrorists»

French President Emmanuel macron said Turkey works “sometimes with terrorist intermediaries,” Le Figaro reported. The French President accused Turkey of fighting Kurds linked to the international coalition against terrorism in Syria.

NATO countries approved the defense plan for the Baltic sea

NATO countries approved at the summit in London an updated defense plan for the Baltic sea, which Turkey previously refused to accept, said on Wednesday at a press conference in London, the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.

“Plans regarding how to protect the various parts of the Alliance are periodically reviewed and updated. Today we approved an updated defence plan for the Baltic region and Poland. I welcome that and it shows that we are capable of moving forward, ” he told reporters.

Earlier, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will refuse to support NATO’s plans to protect Poland and the Baltic States, if the Alliance does not recognize terrorist organizations that threaten Ankara

Muslims in China have protested to the US

The Chinese Muslim Association on Thursday protested to the US for the recently approved human rights bill in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region (XUAR) by the us House of representatives. This is stated in a statement issued by this religious organization.

The Russian space forces struck at Syria

VKS planes hit the positions of militants banned in the Russian Federation terrorist organization “Hayat Tahrir al-sham” in the vicinity of the city of Sheikh Ahmad near the Turkish observation post in tal al-EIS. Russian combat aircraft together with the Syrian military conducted an attack in the area of Aleppo.

The Swedish version of the Gripen e fighter made its first flight

A version of the advanced Jas-39E Gripen e fighter developed specifically for the Swedish air force made its first flight on December 3, 2019. According to Jane’s, the aircraft with the factory number “6002” received a new gray camouflage paint of three tones. In the near future, Saab, which assembled the fighter, will continue its flight tests, and after their completion, will transfer the aircraft to the state tests of the military

The US has allocated almost a billion dollars for a hypersonic missile

Between the us company Lockheed Martin and the us Department of defense signed an agreement to develop a hypersonic missile, called “Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon” air-based. The value of the contract is estimated at 989 million dollars

The Russian hypersonic “Dagger” found a critical vulnerability

The critical vulnerability of the Russian hypersonic missile ark “Dagger” is that it develops hypersonic speed only 60-70 kilometers from the target, due to the fact that the missile X-47M2 is solid-fuel, which significantly limits its capabilities

Large-scale NATO cyber exercises begin in Estonia

Large-scale cyber training NATO Cyber Coalition begins on Monday in Estonia on the Basis of the Academy of the defense Forces in Tartu, the press service of the Estonian military. The exercises will last in Estonia until December 6

Exhibition about the creators of the Soviet space Shuttle ” Buran”

On December 5, the Moscow Museum of cosmonautics opened the exhibition “Gleb Evgenievich Lozino-Lozinsky-designer of cruise ships”. The aim of the exhibition is to show the technologies and inventions that scientists from all over the country, under the guidance of an outstanding designer, came up with for the Buran spacecraft in a record 12 years. Most of the exhibits visitors will see for the first time: before the exhibition they saw only the developers and participants of the project “Buran”.

Saratov hosts the festival ” Stars of world ballet»

The VII international project “Stars of world ballet in Saratov”will take place on the stage of the Saratov Opera and ballet theatre from December 1 to 8. Leading soloists from theaters in Russia, Italy, Germany and Cuba will come to our city. On December 1, the project was successfully launched with The premiere of Tchaikovsky’s the Nutcracker

YouTube named the most popular music videos of 2019

In the first place Stormzy with Vossi Bop, followed by Sam Smith and Normani with the song Dancing With a Stranger, closes the top three Billie Eilish and her bad guy. In fourth and fifth place are Ariana Grande (7 rings) and Lil Nas X (Old Town Road).

“Time machine” posted a video for a new song about the wind

The band “time Machine” posted on its official YouTube page a black and white video for the new song “the wind Wakes up”.

Drezden goes on tour with new album

Sergey mikhalk’s project Drezden presented on December 3, 2019 a new album “Edelweiss”. The album includes 11 tracks. As told InterMedia in the press service of the team, mixing and mastering of the album was engaged in Vitaly Telezin, and the recording took place at his Kiev Studio “211”. The music video for the title single, released in November 2019, has garnered more than 1.5 million views.

The Killers will perform at the Park Live festival

American band The Killers will perform in Moscow at the eighth festival Park Live. This was reported in a press release received by the editors of “Tape.ru.» Their performance will take place on July 18, 2020 in Luzhniki Park.

The festival “Artdokfest” opened»

From 5 to 12 December in Moscow and St. Petersburg will host the documentary film festival “Artdokfest”. The themes of the films “Artdokfest”: unemployment, pollution, disenfranchisement, immigrants and emigration, propaganda, LGBT, Ukraine, alcoholism, private business, bureaucracy, the judicial system-and love, friendship, camaraderie. At the center of each film are the untold stories of real people who find it difficult and who probably could have been easier under different circumstances.

Motorola has patented a modular folding smartphone

Motorola has patented a modular folding smartphone with a flexible screen. The device should be the heir to the recently introduced “clamshell” Razr. According to the publication iXBT with reference to the resource LetsGoDigital, the peculiarity of the patent is the modularity of the smartphone.

IPhone 11 Pro collects users location data

Security specialist Brian Krebs said that the iPhone 11 Pro collects data on the location of users. In his blog KrebsOnSecurity, he said that even if you disable all the services that would allow the gadget to find out the geolocation of the user, the smartphone collects and transmits data about his location

Microsoft is developing a diskless version of the next generation Xbox

Microsoft employees reported that in parallel with the announced console Project Scarlett, the company is working on a cheaper diskless version of the Xbox. Four people with knowledge of the project told Kotaku reporters

Xiaomi started selling the Mi TV smart TV 5 Pro

Xiaomi has announced the official launch of new smart TVs Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro with a diagonal of 55 and 65 inches. Starting December 12, Xiaomi Mi TV 5 Pro can be purchased in Chinese stores. The price tag translated into dollars, very affordable-only 523 and 707 dollars.

China blocked Ethereum blockchain browser

The Ethereum blockchain browser has become unavailable to Chinese residents, according to CoinDesk. Founder Etherscan.io Matthew tan confirmed that the site has been blocked for three months, the reasons for this remain unknown.

The launch of the Amazfit x smart watch with a curved screen will begin in 2020

Huami brand, which is supported by the Chinese company Xiaomi, announced that the production of” smart ” wristwatches Amazfit X will begin next year. The display size will be 2.07 inches diagonally, pixel density-366 PPI (dots per inch). Touch control support will be implemented. The screen brightness will be 430 CD / m2. Power will provide a battery capacity of 220 mA•h, the charge of which will last for a maximum of seven days of battery life. Information about the estimated price at the moment, unfortunately, no.

MSI unveils MSI GT76 Titan gaming laptop

In the configuration with the mobile “stone” series Intel H 9th generation laptop is called MSI GT76 Titan 9S. in the case of desktop processor (9th generation s-series Intel) model is called MSI GT76 Titan DT 9S

Samsung launches TV sales for $1.7 million

Devices of the Wall Luxury line, which is designed for ordinary customers, and Professional, for corporate, appeared on sale. A total of three models: 146, 219 and 292 inches. They differ in resolution 4K, 6K and 8K respectively. The price tag of the smallest version starts at $490,000, the largest model will cost $ 1.68 million.

TVs of the Wall line are modular Micro-LED panels. The frame rate is 120 Hz. These TVs are designed for a long service life-about 100,000 hours.

Amazon Echo’s new smart speaker requires no electrical connection

Amazon has announced a new “smart” speaker, long called Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition. The device is made in a cylindrical body with a diameter of 102 mm and a height of 72 mm.

The sunspots amplified the plasma waves

Astronomers have proved that the waves in the plasma of the Sun’s chromosphere are amplified when moving away from the surface of the star due to the formation of acoustic resonators over the spots. Suitable conditions for resonance occur due to high temperature gradients at the edges of the chromosphere.

The “kissing bugs” virus turned out to be the ancestor of hepatitis A

American geneticists have found that the human hepatitis a virus is not similar to other hepatitis viruses, but to the virus of triatoms, or” kissing ” bugs (subfamily Triatominae). Scientists suggest that bedbugs were the original hosts of the ancestral virus, which then spread to bats, and from them to rodents, monkeys and humans. The study was published in the journal Microbiology Open.

Physicists from Germany for the first time created a method of measuring pressure through a container

For the first time, scientists were able to determine the pressure of a gas by measuring the electrical capacitance of a capacitor filled with it. This method belongs to the primary methods and will independently verify the readings of standard cargo-piston manometers with high accuracy, the authors write in the journal Nature Physics.

Concussion disrupts the brain’s information pathways

Concussion can have an impact on the way his hemispheres exchange information. This conclusion was reached by experts representing new York University.

Concussion survivors have experienced a certain delay in response time to words presented to the left of the letter X. this shows that it takes time for information to travel from one hemisphere to the other through the corpus callosum, which is measured by the difference in response time between words presented on different sides of our field of vision.

Created durable titanium alloys for 3D printing

The development will be used in the creation of medical equipment, military and aerospace technologies. The scientists ‘ paper was published in the journal Nature. Modern titanium alloys in the process of three-dimensional printing during cooling often crystallize not in the most successful form-in the form of columns

Cancer cells don’t seem to tolerate microgravity

Joe Zhou and members of the Department of biomedical engineering at the Sydney Institute of technology have been studying the effects of microgravity on human cells since 2014. The researchers decided to test for resistance to microgravity and cancer cells, which created in the laboratory a miniature centrifuge, recreating the effect of microgravity. They then placed cancer cells from the ovaries, mammary glands, nose and lungs. At the end of the experiment, it was found that almost 90 percent of the cells died. At the same time, the cells were not subjected to additional effects of any medications. This encouraged the experts, so they decided to consolidate the research by sending cancer cells to the ISS in early 2020. There they will stay for seven days, and then in frozen form will go back to Earth.

Scientists have created new “smart” materials with shape memory

Scientists of the National research nuclear University “MEPhI” and the National research technological University “MISIS” have developed new functional materials from alloys with shape memory. Experts explained that the material consists Of tinicu alloy with high copper content. It was obtained by a combined extreme action of ultrafast cooling from the liquid state and megaplastic (intense) deformation.

China launches high-resolution Earth observation system satellite

According to the newspaper “people’s daily online”, “Gaofen-12” launched as part of the national project to develop a high-resolution Earth observation system. It is known that this microwave remote sensing satellite is capable of transmitting photographs with a resolution of less than one meter.

A giant planet has been discovered orbiting a white dwarf for the first time

White dwarfs are the final stage in the evolution of Sun-like stars. According to the authors of the new study, it is the first time they have seen a giant planet, albeit collapsing, in orbit of such an object.

The Hubble telescope took a picture of two “friendly” galaxies

The image is published on the website of the National Aeronautics and space administration NASA. It recorded a Duo of galaxies located in the constellation of Dragon at a distance of more than 250 million light years from Earth. The galaxy called NGC 6285 in the picture is located on the left, and the galaxy NGC 6286 is on the right. Together they form one space object, which was named Arp 293. This Duo differs from many others in their behavior.