13 Nov, 2019

News digest for 11/12/2019

Cities ban natural gas in homes to save the planet.

Natural gas is a fossil fuel that produces roughly 33% of the U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas causing climate change.

Putin called for decisive action in the fight against corruption

Russian interior Ministry officials must resolutely fight corruption and other crimes, firmly counter terrorism, extremism and attempts to split Russian society, Putin said Sunday at a gala concert on the occasion of the day of the employee of the internal Affairs bodies.

A new investigation by the FBC about the real estate of the Prosecutor of the city of Moscow

The family of Moscow Prosecutor Denis Popov owns expensive real estate in Montenegro, Spain and on the ruble. This is described in a new investigation of the anti-corruption Fund. The total value of the property is 3 million euros. In 2009-2011, when the property was purchased, Popov officially received 60 thousand rubles a month, and his wife was unemployed.

The Kremlin-on the inspection of the property of the Prosecutor of Moscow Denis Popov

“Medusa”: the President in September, after receiving the approval of the Moscow city Duma, appointed Denis Popov as the new Prosecutor of Moscow (Prosecutor of the subject of the Federation). And today, the anti-corruption Fund published an investigation, according to which ten years ago, Popov’s wife bought real estate in Montenegro, which the Prosecutor did not reflect in the Declaration.

Did the relevant bodies of the presidential administration inspect Popov’s property before his appointment? Will there be further verification now after the newly discovered facts?

Dmitry Peskov: Before such appointments, a very thorough check of all data is carried out. Data are provided that are subject to Declaration, including on the subject of property that is either owned or in temporary use. These data are, of course, the most carefully checked. The very fact of the appointment suggests that no violations of the relevant legislation have been found.


New Zealand summed up the results of voting in the 2019 presidential election, which was held for the fourteenth time. Their goal is to draw attention to rare and endangered species. The victory among the 85 candidates was won by the magnificent penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), or hoiho in the Maori language. For him gave about 12 thousand votes — this is more than the number of penguins living on Earth of this species.

The investigative Committee of Russia classified the criminal case of Ivan Golunov

The journalist of “Medusa” at first planted drugs and accused of sale. After Russian journalists and not only stood up for him, the charges against Golunov were dropped. However, there was no new news about who fabricated the case and how the investigation was proceeding.

On November 11, Ivan Golunov said on his Facebook page-the investigation classified all the case materials. This was said by the investigator during the court session.

“The police beat the detainees? Giving them drugs? Falsifying evidence? Now, this is all a state secret. Today in court the investigator told that after the previous session of court the decision to classify all criminal case entirely, because of existence of the state secret was made”,-Golunov told.

The organizer of the “White helmets” found dead in Istanbul

The organizer of the “White helmets” and former British intelligence officer James Le Mesurier found dead in Istanbul, reports Diriliş Postası. The body was found in the yard of his house in the Beyoglu district. According to preliminary police data, the cause of death could be a fall.

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In the village Lastovo (RT) inaugurated the pontoon bridge.

The opening ceremony of the bridge was attended by the head of Nizhnekamsk district Aidar Metshin, Deputy of the state Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, Deputy General Director of the group of companies “TAIF” Ruslan Gizzatullin, head of the rural settlement Raif Gainutdinov, Director of Nizhnekamsk CHP (PTC-1) Sergey Olyunin and representatives of the Turkish COMPANY

According to “Tatar-inform” this event locals have been waiting 20 years. However, it is plastic and cannot be used in winter. Officials who arrived at the opening said that the bridge will soon be dismantled, or the ice formed on the river will crush it.

Aydar Metshin called the construction of the bridge an important strategic event not only for Elantov, but also for the entire Nizhnekamsk region.

Seize property from families and friends of corrupt officials

The constitutional court allowed to seize property not only from families, but also from acquaintances of corrupt officials — if it is acquired on the income which legality isn’t confirmed. This position was expounded by the judges in its reply to the statement of the relatives and friends of the former interior Ministry Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko — they have previously been withdrawn 9 billion rubles According to the court, such forfeiture “refers to a special legal measures” and is aimed at effective combating corruption, reports the newspaper “Vedomosti»

Zelensky agreed to meet with Putin in Kazakhstan

The first President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to organize talks between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky. Mr. Nazarbayev presented his initiative to the Ukrainian President during a personal meeting, and he agreed, the former President of Kazakhstan claims.

“I have already received Zelensky’s consent to a tete-a-tete, I informed the President of Russia about it. Now look. If a neutral platform is needed, I proposed Kazakhstan, ” Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a meeting of the discussion platform “Astana club “(quoted by RIA Novosti).

In the far East they wanted to return to the previous retirement age

The head of the Duma Committee on regional policy, problems of North and Far East Nikolai Kharitonov offered to return the residents of the far Eastern Federal district (FEFD) former retirement age in connection with climatic conditions in the region. This is reported by the newspaper “Izvestia”.

In order for people to come and stay there, you need a special motivation. One of its elements could be a revision of the parameters of the pension system. To enable both men and women to retire five years earlier. – Nikolai Kharitonov, Russian politician

In Russia proposed to reduce the period of use of studded rubber

To reduce the wear of the road surface in the Central region of Russia, the specialists of the state company “Avtodor” propose to reduce the life of studded tires to 188 days (according to current standards, 273 days are allowed to ride on “spikes” – from the beginning of September to the end of may) and introduce fines for non-compliance with this condition. This is stated in the study of specialists of the company, which was reviewed by RT.

Cost of oil in different countries including taxes

Saudi oil company Saudi Aramco has published data on the total cost of oil in different countries, including taxes. The cost of oil for Saudi Aramco was estimated by its industry consultant, IHS Markit. She considered the so-called breakeven price of oil (breakeven costs), that is, the one at which production on the project is permissible cost-effective.

From the point of view of IHS Markit, throughout the middle East, the cost of oil is cheaper than in Russia: in Iraq-about $20, in Iran – $22, in the UAE – $20/30 (for onshore / offshore fields).
In Nigeria (onshore projects), the break-even value is estimated at about $28 per barrel.
In Venezuela (projects on land) – $36.
In the UK (North sea) – just under $40.
In the USA (Gulf of Mexico) – $40.
More expensive than in Russia, oil production in Kazakhstan ($46/51 on land / offshore projects), on land projects in the United States ($49), in Angola and Thailand (about $50, offshore projects), in Azerbaijan, India and China ($55-60).

Deputy energy Minister Pavel Sorokin in February 2019 said in an interview with Vedomosti that the cost of Russian oil today is $25 or less, “everything else is taxes.”

Manufacturers have proposed to remove the restriction on the strength of beer drinks

Russian beer producers made a proposal to exclude restrictions on the strength of beer drinks from the technical regulations of the Eurasian economic Union (EAEU). Write about this “Izvestia”, referring to the materials working group of the expert Council under the Federal alcohol market regulatory service.

The investigative Committee launched a special project on the search for missing children

“The investigative Committee of Russia on its official website launched a new section” Attention, a child is missing!”, where the actual information on search of minors ” is placed, – it is told in the message.

The new section is designed to promptly inform all interested structures, media and citizens in order to successfully complete the search for missing children

Employees of the national Bank of Ukraine detained on suspicion of embezzlement

Seven employees of the national Bank of Ukraine were detained in Kiev on suspicion of embezzlement of 1.2 billion hryvnia (more than $48 million). About it on Tuesday, November 12, reports TASS with reference to the Ukrainian security officers.

Roscosmos announced its readiness to extend the operation of the ISS until 2030

Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin announced Russia’s intention to use Baikonur for manned flights to the International space station (ISS) until 2030. According to RIA Novosti, he said this during the conference “days of space in Kazakhstan”. According to him, recently the media wrote that the us congressmen took the initiative to extend the work of the space station until 2030.

“This means that at least until this period, Baikonur will work within the framework of this manned program,” he said.

Kazakhstan named the cost of two projects in Baikonur

About $ 330 million is needed for the implementation of the project of the Baiterek space rocket complex and the modernization of the Gagarin launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin said.

The Prosecutor General’s office found 2.5 thousand violations in the implementation of national projects

Deviations from the laws were allowed, in particular, in the provision of state support, competitions, construction of social infrastructure, as well as regional and municipal rulemaking.

The government will issue a subsidy to cover the debts of “Lenfilm»

The government approved the grant of 500 million rubles to the Lenfilm Studio to cover debts on loans. The corresponding consent was given by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, also recommending VTB Bank-the lender of the film Studio-to provide installments on the loan for 1.5 billion rubles.

Billionaire Lisin paid the largest tax on offshore profits

Lipetsk region this year ranks second after Moscow in revenues to the consolidated budget of the region of personal income tax (pit) from the amounts of profits of a controlled foreign company (CFC), follows from the data of the Federal tax service on September 1, 2019.

Property Novosibirsk “Sibselmash” put up for auction

The assets of the Novosibirsk plant “Sibselmash” are put up for closed auction as a single lot in the framework of the bankruptcy of the enterprise. The initial value of the property amounted to 1.8 billion rubles In the composition of the lot includes real estate, equipment, machinery and other property.

Revenues from Russian oil exports decreased

The volume of Russian oil exports in value terms in January–September 2019 decreased by 4% compared to the same period a year earlier and amounted to $90.43 billion.

Muscovite stole more than 420 thousand rubles, reissuing his SIM-card

More than 420 thousand rubles were transferred to themselves by unknown swindlers from a Bank card of the inhabitant of Moscow, having reissued his SIM-card, reported in a press-service of the capital Central Board of police.

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander»

The Israeli air force struck the home of the commander of the Islamic Jihad group Bahi Abu al-ATA in the Gaza strip, the IDF said on Twitter. The leader of the group was killed, writes Reuters.

Rogozin responded to Putin’s words about the theft in the East

On the eve of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that the cosmodrome has not yet managed to restore order, and there “steal hundreds of millions”, despite the large number of already initiated criminal cases.

New thefts during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome have not been recorded, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Tuesday.

The Israeli air force struck at Damascus

Israeli air force planes launched a missile strike on the territory of Syria. This time, targets in the capital Damascus were attacked. Syrian air defense systems returned fire.

Erdogan to meet with trump in US

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit the United States on November 12-13 and discuss with his American counterpart Donald trump the purchase of the latest fighter jets, Russian and American s-400 and Patriot air defense systems, as well as the situation in Syria

SpaceX launched a rocket into space with 60 satellites

Us space technology maker SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 launch vehicle with 60 Starlink satellites into space as part of the creation of a high-performance communication channel that is able to provide an Internet connection anywhere on the planet.

Israel and the United States refused to discuss a nuclear free zone in the middle East

Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that Israel and the United States refused to participate in the conference on the creation of a nuclear-free zone in the middle East, the newspaper Izvestia.

“Food plant Concord” businessman Prigogine changed owner

Owned by Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, the company “Concord food Plant” has received a new owner. Information about it was found by the edition “Present time”. The plant was the largest asset Prigogine owned directly.

According to RBC, on October 30, 50% of the company’s shares went to JSC “development Corporation”, which belongs to the founder of the charitable Foundation in Tomsk Ekaterina Roslikova. In the register it is listed as the only owner.

Distribution of Russian population by income

According to official data of Rosstat (Yes, we also understand that it is not always worth believing them), almost a quarter of the Russian population has an income between 27 and 45 Tr per month. At the same time, however, a third of the country lives with an income of up to 19K per month, and a little more than half – up to 27. Which is not so rosy

Putin and XI Jinping to launch “power of Siberia” via teleconference

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader XI Jinping will participate in the launch ceremony of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline via teleconference. As the correspondent of IA REGNUM, this was reported by the assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov.

“In December, in a teleconference mode, Putin and XI Jinping will start supplying Russian natural gas to China via the Eastern route,” Ushakov said.

USA gave weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian

This statement he made Secretary of state Mike Pompeo WCSC. According to him, trump wanted to make sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin “will not be able to harm the Ukrainian people.”

“Therefore, we gave the people of Ukraine defensive systems. The previous administration decided not to do so, they gave blankets. We gave real weapons so they could fight against the Russians, ” Pompeo said.

In 2016, the US launched a state program aimed at strengthening the fleet and land forces of Ukraine, Washington has already spent more than $1 billion on it

The date of the next round of trilateral consultations on gas is known

The nineteenth of November is seen as a possible date for a new trilateral Ministerial meeting of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union on gas. This was reported on November 12 by a European source in Brussels. The parties have not yet confirmed this date, the source added.

The Pentagon announced its intention to leave up to 600 troops in Syria

About 500-600 American troops will remain in Syria, said the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the US armed forces, General mark Milley. “Less than a thousand, more in the neighborhood of 500-something, maybe about 600,” Millie replied to a related question on ABC television.

The Network has a trailer for the cartoon ” Scooby-Doo»

YouTube channel of Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official trailer for the cartoon “Scooby-Doo”. The film, directed by Tony cervone, will be released on the big screen in 2020.


Finished shooting the ninth ” fast and Furious»

Director Justin Lin announced on Twitter about the end of the main shooting process of the action movie ” fast and furious 9 — – a new part of the multimillion-dollar action franchise.

Nikolay Karakhan’s first exhibition in Russia

The first Russian exhibition of works by Nikolai Karakhan opens on November 12 at the State Museum of the East. The exhibition for the 120th anniversary of the artist’s birth presents 120 paintings and drawings, as well as rare archival documents.

In 1918, Karakhan entered the art school of Tashkent, where he received an academic education. In 1930 he joined the Union of artists of Uzbekistan. He was at the origins of the preparation and organization of the first art exhibitions in the Republic. In 1939, Nikolai Karakhan took part in the design of the USSR pavilion at the world exhibition in new York

The exhibition “Geometrism” opens at the New Tretyakov gallery

Malevich’s “black square” or Mondrian’s intersecting lines are all examples of geometric, or, as it is also called, cold abstraction, a form of abstract art based on the use of geometric forms, colored planes, straight and broken lines, combined into non – objective compositions.

155 years marks the writer Maurice LeBlanc

Maurice LeBlanc from childhood dreamed of becoming a writer. But the need forced to work in the factory. The decision to change the life of LeBlanc took after the death of his mother.Real fame and commercial success came to him after the decision to write detective fiction. Stories, novels and plays about Arsene Lupin brought Maurice LeBlanc good dividends, causing dissatisfaction with Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes received in the person of Arsene Lupin literary rival