9 Dec, 2019

News digest for 12/07-08/2019

Talks between the heads of Russia and Belarus

Lukashenko and Putin met in Sochi on December 7 to discuss deepening integration. According to the Belarusian President, he came to analyze the Treaty on the Union state.

The talks between the Belarusian and Russian leaders lasted more than five hours. The first part of the conversation was held with the participation of members of the delegation, then Putin and Lukashenko continued to communicate in a tete-a-tete format.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko left the Sochi residence “Bocharov Ruchey” of the President of Russia without a statement to journalists. Earlier it was planned to join Belarus, which would change the Constitution. But Lukashenka refused to discuss the sale of his country.

The main outcome of the talks between Putin and Lukashenko

All decisions have been postponed for two weeks until the next meeting on December 20, and the governments have been instructed to work on integration

In Minsk, hundreds of people rallied against integration with Russia

In the center of Minsk on December 7, an opposition rally was held in disagreement with the authorities, the participants of which oppose integration with Russia. The reason for the protests was the talks between the presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, which began in the afternoon in Sochi.

Ukraine should be an “equal ” and” independent ” country.

“I really do not want Ukraine to be a country “between”. Because this “between” has a continuation — “by the way”. You know, when the big bosses sit at the table, representatives of empires, I really do not want us (Ukraine) to be the dish that is served on the table to these big bosses” – said the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky

Zelensky admitted that he was ” between a broken Alliance with the United States and a hostile Russia.”

The best fighters will receive award whips from the city hall

The Department of national policy and interregional relations of the Moscow government announced a competition for training camps for 300 members of the Moscow district Cossack society. As “Open media” found out from the documents on the public procurement website, the Moscow authorities are ready to pay up to 6 million rubles for “training Cossacks to perform public service of the Russian Cossacks” and the formation of skills necessary “for the protection of public order, security during public and mass events.” Applications for the contest are accepted until December 23.

Earlier, the Russian authorities decided to allocate 357 million rubles for the Russian Cossacks, and the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation decided to involve in the dispersal of protest rallies of Cossacks and ” veterans of Donbass»

The sentences of protesters in Moscow



In Yekaterinburg will open a prison shopping center.

It will sell furniture, clothing and food made by prisoners in the colonies. In FSIN reported that inside there will be “a showroom and a Museum”. The Department expects that citizens, tourists and fans will come here and thus they should like it

“There is nothing more to steal in the Kurgan region»

The phrase that attracted the attention of the Urals, Governor Shumkov said, speaking about the socio-economic situation in the region. He added that now the region needs to invest and work hard. One and a half hour direct line with the population Vadim Shumkov held on November 27. He answered many pressing questions of the residents, including the closure of hospitals and orphanages of the region.

Recall that the mother of Shumkov, who now heads the Kurgan region, became the owner of 54.7 million square meters of land for several million rubles

Russians are begging to raise the retirement age.

The Deputy of the state Duma and the champion of the Olympic games in Turin of 2006 on speed skating Svetlana Zhurova declared that she has acquaintances who “beg” about possibility to work on pension. She told about it in interview to the edition “Sports day by day”. According to the Deputy, she heard such statements from workers of education, health and culture. Zhurova noted that such people “are ready to work as long as they are able to benefit society.”

“I have friends who are 65 years old. They not that not to expel on pension, they say: “change the law, do (raise the retirement age to 70 years””, – the Deputy shared.

Scientists have discovered three stages of human aging

Three important stages of aging that a person goes through throughout life, have identified American scientists from Stanford University. These stages are related to the qualitative composition of the blood and begin at 34, 60 and 78 years, concluded the authors of the article published in the journal Nature Medicine.

In the Urals, the emergency room doctors came out to protest because of low wages.

Ambulance staff in Magnitogorsk (Chelyabinsk region) came to protest because of dissatisfaction with salaries. This is reported by the correspondent “URA.RU”. as reported to the Agency in the press service of the city hall, the action is agreed. The picket was held peacefully, without extensions of any of the requirements were all written on posters. The action lasted about an hour and a half.

The doctors started talking about their dissatisfaction in early November. According to them, the paramedics receive about 10 to 18 thousand rubles.

Ministry of education proposed to increase the salaries of teachers

The Ministry of education sent a proposal to the Ministry of labor to increase the salaries of teachers. It became known from the letter of the Deputy head of the Ministry of Education Victor Basyuk published on the website of Department.


50 people shot dead at a protest in Iraq. 130 wounded. The attackers were in civilian clothes and on civilian cars. The police stood by and did nothing.


Trade restrictions for not contributing enough to NATO funding

Us President Donald trump has said that his country may impose trade restrictions on countries that do not contribute enough to the financing of the North Atlantic Alliance. He said this immediately after a trip to London for the NATO summit. Trump noted that there are many countries that fulfill their obligations and invest 2% of their GDP in NATO funding.

“There are those who are close to this indicator. And there are those who are not close at all. And in this case, we can do something to revise our trade relations. It’s just not fair when countries get our protection and don’t want to pay for it»

Mejlis intend to organize a March from the territory of Ukraine to the Crimea

Members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people intend to organize a March from the territory of Ukraine to Crimea. This was stated by the leader of the organization Refat Chubarov. The action will be called ” Peace against violence and occupation. March of dignity”. Chubarov stressed that it will be peaceful and non-violent. According to Chubarov, the action is designed to ” help return Russia to the legal framework.”

The organizers have already formed a headquarters. The composition of the participants and the date of the March in the Majlis intend to announce later. Preparation of the procession should take several months, Chubarov explained. He added that the organizers intend to appeal to other countries and international organizations to take part in the March. These include the OSCE Special monitoring mission in Ukraine (SMM), PACE, the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, the NATO parliamentary Assembly. Also, the proposal to join the action will be sent to the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada.

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) discovered a large oil field

Mexican state oil and gas and petrochemical company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) discovered on land in the state of Tabasco in the South-East of the country a large oil field, which was named “Keski”.

“We can confirm to you, Mr. President, the presence of a giant field of 500 million barrels. oil equivalent category 3P (proved, probable and probable reserves)»

Russia is developing a new document on cars

In Russia there will be a new accompanying document for cars and trucks up to 3.5 tons. this will happen in connection with the introduction of GOST on informing consumers about energy efficiency and environmental performance of vehicles. It says that informing consumers about the amount of energy and fuel consumed by cars should be carried out by carmakers using the “energy efficiency label” document.

The Guest States that this document should contain information about how much carbon dioxide the vehicle emits. In addition, it should contain data on how much gasoline, diesel fuel, oil or natural gas is consumed per 100 km.

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The EU decided not to allow circulation in the EU Facebook Libra

The EU Finance Ministers have decided not to allow Facebook Libra or any other stablecoin (cryptocurrency tied to stocks of conventional currencies or physical goods) to circulate in the EU. Following the meeting, they concluded that it is still impossible to say what risks the emergence of a new means of payment carries. The Ministers also stated the need to develop special laws that will regulate the circulation of cryptocurrencies in the EU. In addition, Brussels is engaged in the creation of its own digital currency, which should become a legitimate alternative to cryptocurrencies created by private companies.

Facebook LiBr Facebook Libra, which involved 20 different companies in addition to Facebook, is due to be launched in June next year.

Russian farmers refuse to use domestic seeds

Russia has enough domestic varieties of seeds, but they are not in demand among farmers, said Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture Ivan Lebedev.

“The basic problem is: if we open the register today, domestic varieties and hybrids are enough, but if we look at their use in agricultural producers, we immediately see that they are not in demand»

Lebedev explained that multinational companies work with package solutions that are not available from domestic producers, and Russia is inferior in marketing and promotion of seeds.

Germany has launched its own investigation into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter

The Federal Prosecutor’s office of Germany has launched its own investigation into the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The investigation will also be handled by the Federal criminal police Agency of Germany (the structure under the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country, which deals with serious crimes). The case was opened after law enforcement found that two alleged GRU officers who poisoned the Skripals spent three days in the Frankfurt area in 2014.

Information about the beginning of the investigation of the Skripals in Germany appeared against the background of the expulsion from this country of two Russian diplomats on the investigation of the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin. The German foreign Ministry said that there are sufficient grounds to believe that the crime could have been carried out by order of the authorities of Russia or Chechnya. Russia, as usual, called this information speculation. It is stated that the diplomats declared persona non grata were agents of the GRU.

The world Bank should stop lending to China.

The President of the United States Donald trump believes that the world Bank should stop issuing loans to China.

“Why is the world Bank lending money to China? How is that possible? China has enough money, and if there is not enough money, they create it. This must stop!»

In February of this year, trump nominated for the post of head of the world Bank, Deputy Finance Minister for international Affairs David Malpas, who criticized the Bank’s activities, including because of large loans to China. His candidacy was approved in April.

Medvedev’s response to the Navalny investigation

Press Secretary of the head of the government of Medvedev Oleg Osipov announced in connection with the investigation of Alexei Navalny about the flights of Medvedev’s wife on a private plane:

“The Prime Minister himself traditionally does not respond to the provocations of Navalny and others like Him. A lot of honor.”

Medvedev’s spokesman says the flights were paid for “from personal funds.” Of which it is not reported. According to the calculations of Radio Liberty, the monthly salary of the family couple Medvedev would be enough for an hour and a half to rent a plane, which, according to the investigation, was used by the wife of the head of government

In new York, a sign with a Declaration of love to the head of VTB Andrey Kostin from naili disappeared

Eyewitnesses report that a memorial plaque with a Declaration of love to the head of VTB Andrey Kostin, which was bought by TV presenter nail Asker-zadeh in 2015, disappeared from the bench of Central Park in new York. As reported by opposition leader and head of FBK Alexei Navalny, the cost of the plate – 10 thousand dollars.

The fall of the employment market in Canada

The canadian labor market unexpectedly weakened for the second month in a row, registering the biggest drop in employment since 2009 and questioning the sustainability of the domestic Outlook.

The economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, Statistics Canada reported Friday in Ottawa, after a decline of 1,800 the previous month. That cuts the total number of jobs added this year to 285,100.

The report fell short of economists ‘ average forecast of 10,000 jobs growth. The unemployment rate rose to 5.9 percent a month from 5.5 percent in October, the biggest monthly jump since 2009. The decline in employment was widespread in both the goods and services sectors.

In Novosibirsk, the cost of public transport has risen

From December 8, tickets in the tram, trolleybus, bus and metro cost from 23 to 25 rubles. According to the Novosibirsk city hall, the increase in travel is due to the need to repair and update the city’s public transport fleet

Russians over 50 years old, looking for work, offered to pay a scholarship

The Ministry of labour and social protection has developed a document providing for the payment of scholarships to people 50 years and older if they plan to study to find work. The document is published on the portal of draft normative legal acts

North Korea reported the success of an “important” test at the spaceport

North Korea successfully conducted an “extremely important” test at the Sohae cosmodrome on Saturday that could affect the country’s strategic position, the North Korean Central Telegraph Agency (KCNA) reports.

North Korea removed the topic of denuclearization from the agenda of negotiations with the United States

North Korea’s permanent representative to the UN, Kim Song, said the topic of denuclearization is irrelevant for talks with the United States, Reuters reports. Song noted that North Korea does not need long negotiations with the American side.

In China, the first hybrids of pigs and monkeys were born

The world’s first hybrids of monkeys and pigs were born in a Chinese laboratory as part of a program to grow human organs inside animals for transplantation.

Announced prices for the budget analogue SUV Toyota Land Cruiser 200

According to Chinese automotive publications, the Hengtian L4600 will cost from 211,800 yuan, which in terms of about 1.9 million rubles. In fact, the Hengtian L4600 is a copy of the Toyota Land Cruiser 200. Toyota Land Cruiser 200 in China now costs from 7 million rubles.

Russian athletes to go to Olympics as ROC team

President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov said on the TV channel “Russia-24” that Russian athletes at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will act as part of the ROC team. As Pozdnikov explained, no one has any complaints about OCD and the Olympic Charter allows the team of the national Olympic Committee to perform

In China, for the first time launched two launch vehicles of the same type in a day

The first solid-fuel booster launched a Gaofen series remote sensing satellite into orbit, the second six small spacecraft of private Chinese companies. Less than 6 hours passed between the launches of the two launch vehicles from the Taiyuan space center

China’s foreign trade shrank to $4.14 trillion

The volume of China’s foreign trade from January to November inclusive decreased by 2.2% in annual terms, to 4,143 trillion dollars, Chinese customs officials said.

Greta Thunberg said the lack of real results of eco activism

Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg said that she does not see the real results of eco-activism and does not think it is reasonable to continue the fight for the environment through school strikes.

“The only thing we want is real action. There was no real action. Of course, we have achieved a lot, but if you look from a certain point of view, we have not achieved anything, ” – summed up the year Thunberg. – “The volume of carbon dioxide emissions is not decreasing, but, on the contrary, increased in 2019. It will grow by another 0.6%. So there is no victory”

Us corporate debt rises to 47% of GDP

U.S. corporate debt has risen to 47 percent of GDP over the past decade. It currently totals $ 10 trillion. Experts note that the official data may not correspond to reality and be a little understated.

Another batch of Russian LNG has arrived in Lithuania

A shipment of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Vysotsk came to the port of Klaipeda. The tanker Coral Fungia entered Klaipeda on Saturday afternoon, according to the portal Marinetraffic.com. currently, the vessel is located near the local LNG terminal

The US punished all oil buyers

The cost of tariffs for transporting oil using tankers rose sharply during the fall due to the fact that the US imposed sanctions against Chinese shipping giant COSCO for cooperation with Iran.

IMF and Ukraine agree on new $5.5 billion bailout

Ukraine and the international monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed on a new cooperation program involving a loan of about $5.5 billion for three years.

In the United States launched the aircraft carrier “John F. Kennedy»

The newest American aircraft carrier “John F. Kennedy” officially launched. The Navy will have it in two years. The godmother of the ship was Caroline Kennedy-the daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the press service of the company that performs the construction of the ship.

The Fund founded by Kudrin will close part of programs and will reduce employees

Most of the staff founded by the head of the accounts chamber Alexei Kudrin Fund “Dialogue “(formerly called the Kudrin Foundation for the development of civil initiatives) in the next two months will leave it. RBC was told about this by a source close to the Fund and confirmed by an interlocutor in the Committee of civil initiatives (CGI). “Dialogue” was created to support the initiatives of the CGI. Most of the Committee’s programmes will also be reduced. According to RBC’s interlocutors, the reason is the reduction of funding from the main sponsor of the Norilsk Nickel Fund.

Israel announced the launch of three rockets from the Gaza strip

Palestinian radicals from the Gaza strip fired three rockets at Israel on Saturday, two of them intercepted by the Iron dome air defense system, the army press service said.

“In response, Israeli army fighter jets and attack helicopters have just struck several Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza,” the Israeli army’s Twitter account said.

We will stand “side by side “while” fighting “Russia’s “aggression”

this is stated in the statement of the us Embassy in Ukraine on the support of the country during the “Normandy summit”, published on December 7 on the website of the Department. The diplomatic mission of the United States also promised that they will work “with allies and partners to continue to force Russia to fulfill its obligations and begin the process of peaceful renewal of full sovereignty of Ukraine in the Donbass.”

The first trailer for the Comedy “Main character” with Ryan Reynolds has appeared

On YouTube channel 20th Century Fox Russia posted the first trailer for the film “the Main character”, in which the main role was played by American actor Ryan Reynolds



The Russian project “Tiguvon” closed due to damages of 40 million rubles

In the project, the company Infowatch invested 40 million rubles, and for the improvements of the smartphone needed more investment, but as a result, it was decided to abandon the development of the smartphone and close the project. “Cigapan” is not the first unsuccessful attempt to create a Russian smartphone.

“GRIN FEST” – in memory of the musician Roman Grinev

The festival “GRIN FEST”, dedicated to the memory of the musician Roman Grinev, will be held in Moscow. The program of the evening includes works in the genres: funk, jazz, rock and afrobeat, including compositions by Roman Grinev from the repertoire of his ensemble “Fusion Port”.

Roman Grinev passed away last fall. After the tragedy, a charity evening was organized, it was attended by about 70 musicians. The concert marked the beginning of the annual festival. According to the organizers, the event is charitable in nature and takes place on the birthday of Roman Grinev.

Terry Riley concert in Moscow!

The pioneer of meditative minimalism Terry Riley will give two concerts in Russia. In Moscow, the 84-year-old American performs on December 8, and in St. Petersburg-on December 11, together with his son Gyan.

Festival “the universe of books”

From 11 to 15 December, the Moscow libraries, as well as the all-Russian Museum of decorative art will host the festival “universe of books”. Anyone can try himself in the role of a secret book Santa Claus. In a special box can be will put an leaf with entitled art, giving thus advice other, that revere, and also pull a similar recommendation for themselves.

In Moscow show ” Christmas story in print”

Engravings by Durer, Parmigianino, Solis, Goltzius, Rubens, Vignon and other artists, including anonymous authors, are on display at the Museum of architecture. Some of the works are shown to the public for the first time. What unites all these works is that they are all dedicated to the events associated with the birth of Jesus Christ.

Exhibition of the Russian order in the Historical Museum

The Historical Museum opened an exhibition “for service and bravery. 250 years of the Order of St. George”. It will feature unique exhibits, including items issued by order of the government from the funds of the Gokhran of Russia.

Visitors will see not only the orders themselves, but also what was associated with them: military uniforms with St. George’s ribbon, the service that was used during the annual gala dinner of the Cavaliers, award weapons, portraits of heroes of the First world war. The exhibition will be open from December 7 to March 16.

Microsoft forces users to upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft representatives announced that a significant update Windows 10 November 2019 Update (code value 1909) has started and will be distributed to all systems with OS versions 10 Home and Pro.

Scientists: smartphone use has increased the number of head injuries

Statistics show that since the late 2000s, when smartphones actively entered human life, people have become more likely to receive neck and head injuries. Experts attribute the increased incidence of injuries to the fact that smartphones began to perform much more functions than a conventional push-button phone.

Apple confirmed surveillance of users of new iPhone models

“We do not see any security threats. The geolocation services work icon continues to inform users through the status bar when they are working. The indicator is displayed because of system services that can not be turned off in the settings, ” Apple representatives said.

Before that, journalist Brian Krebs, who specializes in the field of security, noted that the iPhone 11 Pro collects data about the user’s location, and the work of geoservices can not be disabled through settings. According to him, Apple contradicts itself. After all, the company has assured of full control over its location in the devices.

New models of Huawei smart glasses went on sale

The first two models are sunglasses, three more models are designed for people with imperfect vision. At the end of this week, the Smart South Side 01, Smart Alio 01 and Smart Alio C1 models finally went on sale. The price of smart glasses ranges from 280 to 355 dollars.

Apple Watch will be able to detect Parkinson’s disease

The new tracking sensors in the Apple Watch will be able to detect Parkinson’s disease. New technology in smart watches should teach the algorithm to calculate the symptoms of neurological disease. Apple has been incorporating more health-enhancing features into Apple Watch smartwatches for some time.

Apple announced the start date of sales of the new Mac Pro

According to the details of the email from the company, the Mac Pro will be available for order on December 10. However, exactly what configurations will be available is unclear at the moment

Journalists suggest that for $ 6,000, those wishing to get a computer with an eight-core Xeon, 32 gigabytes of RAM and SSD to 256 gigabytes, as well as a video card Radeon Pro 580X. the Monitor is equipped with a Retina 6K display with a diagonal of 32 inches, brightness in peak mode 1 600 Kendal per square meter and a contrast of 1 000 000 to 1. Its cost starts from $ 5,000.

Google Chrome has learned to create QR codes from any URL

Google has integrated a new feature into Chrome. Thanks to it, the browser in the Assembly Canary 80.0.3987.0 learned to create QR codes from any URL. Chrome users now have a feature that allows sharing a page through a QR code.

Scientists have discovered in unicellular ability to think

Biologists from Harvard University have proved that the simplest single-celled-infusoria can remember information and apply it in their lives. They were led to these conclusions by an experiment a century ago, which they repeated again. The results of the experiment are published in the scientific journal Current Biology.

In the human brain found “bad mood receptor»

An international team of scientists has discovered a receptor in a little-studied area of the brain that may be responsible for regulating bad mood. An article about this study is published in Science.

A biomarker of schizophrenia found in the hair

Experts at the RIKEN center for brain research (Japan) found that abnormally high levels of the enzyme Mpst in the brain, which produces hydrogen sulfide, is associated with schizophrenia. The article “Excess production of hydrogen sulfide and polysulfides underlies the pathophysiology of schizophrenia” is published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.