23 Nov, 2019

News digest for 11/22/2019

Prime Minister Netanyahu will be charged

Israel’s attorney General has announced that Prime Minister Netanyahu will be charged in connection with 3 criminal cases. Thus, Netanyahu will become the first head of the Israeli government, against whom criminal prosecution is opened.

The first case against Netanyahu involves suspicion of taking a bribe. Netanyahu as a Minister made decisions that allowed his friend Elovich to earn about $500 million, investigators say. In exchange news, the online businessman have released the news, which helped to protect the interests of Netanyahu and was directed against his opponents.

The second criminal case concerns the relationship between Netanyahu and the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, Arnon Moses. The publisher provided the Minister with the most favorable coverage of his activities in exchange for the elimination of a competitor.

According to the third criminal case, Netanyahu is accused of receiving gifts (expensive cigars and champagne) from American businessmen Arnon Milhan and James Parker.

Benjamin Netanyahu has commented on the allegations against him. The Israeli Prime Minister said that their goal is to overthrow him as head of government.

“We will certainly improve these weapons»

President Vladimir Putin said that during the incident in Severodvinsk, where people were killed in the explosion, the development of unparalleled weapons was carried out.

“No matter what, we will certainly improve these weapons»

The President also noted that the weapons on which the victims worked “are designed to ensure sovereignty and security for Russia for decades to come.”

“This is not an ordinary work that led to the tragedy. To devote himself, his life to such a cause is a courageous, serious choice of a real man, a citizen and a patriot of the country, ” Putin added.

On August 8, an explosion occurred at a military training ground near Severodvinsk in the Arkhangelsk region. According to “Rosatom”, the emergency happened during works with a liquid jet propulsion system with an isotopic power source. As a result of the incident, five people were killed.


Vladimir Putin presented the stars of Heroes of Russia to pilots Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin, who were able to land in the field of Airbus with failed engines and passengers on Board


Pos-loans for medicines appeared in Moscow

Against the background of falling incomes of the population and sales of drugs in the pharmaceutical retail network “Samson-Pharma” and MTS-Bank launched the first pos-lending service in pharmacies on the market. Buyers are offered up to 300 thousand rubles for up to a year at a rate of 23% per annum. Samson-Pharma expects that lending will bring the network up to 10% of additional revenue in 2020. But most of the expensive drugs that could require a loan, the state gives out for free, and large purchases are easier to make on standard credit cards.

Experts advised the government and its party to become kinder

Experts close to the Kremlin from the St. Petersburg politics Foundation discovered the reason for the fall in the rating of the government and its party and on the eve of Saturday’s United Russia Congress offered recipes for correcting the situation. In their opinion, the power “overcame” with repressions and bans, constantly shows “whip”, but forgot about “gingerbread”. She becomes angrier, while society becomes more tolerant and less aggressive.

This dissonance is visible both on measurements of moods, and on falling ratings of transfers of Vladimir Solovyov and other propagandists. United Russia is useful to abandon the unpopular in the masses of aggressive rhetoric and restore the image of the “party of good deeds”, experts advise


Turkey remains at risk of sanctions under CAATSA law

The representative of the state Department recalled that Turkey remains at risk of sanctions under the law CAATSA (on opposition to America’s enemies through sanctions). At the same time, this law does not approve any strictly defined term for the introduction of restrictive measures. For example, the official noted, in accordance with the same law, Washington imposed sanctions against Chinese government agencies for the purchase of Russian fighters only nine months later.

“Turkey can still return to the negotiating table. They know that to do that, they have to destroy, or return, or somehow get rid of the C-400»

The Minister of health of Russia dismissed the Director of the center of narcology

The last two days across Russia kilometer queues in narcological dispensaries are built. All because of the new rules of medical examination, which introduced additional drug testing. Because of this, the cost of a certificate of medical examination had to grow, and thousands of people decided to get it in advance.

Vladimir Putin called the price increase “nonsense,” and the health Ministry began to fuss. First, they decided to postpone the introduction of new rules, and then, of course, to find the culprit. Klimenko was responsible for the evaluation of the new system from the Ministry of health — she wrote a positive characteristic. However, later Klimenko changed her mind and wrote a new review, but it was not considered. Today Klimenko wrote a letter of resignation, but then admitted to colleagues that she was fired.

Medical examinations of drivers want to be carried out remotely

The Ministry of health proposes to replace face-to-face medical examinations for a number of employees with remote ones. The relevant draft law, which will amend the Labor code, the laws “on the basis of health protection of citizens in the Russian Federation” and “on road safety”, is posted on the portal regulation.gov.ru. this legislative initiative of the Ministry of health appeared as a result of the execution of the order of the government of 2017 on the creation of a new order for automated remote pre-trip and post-trip medical control of drivers.

The project defines it as a complex of medical examinations with the use of telemedicine technologies and medical products that allow to remotely judge the state of health of an employee.

Gazprom has disclosed the value of the shares put up for sale

Gazprom disclosed the sale price of part of its quasi-Treasury stake of 3.59% of the capital. It is 220.72 rubles per share. A total of 3.59% of the company will be sold for almost 188 billion rubles.

Navalny spoke about Rogozin’s “cosmic riches”

General Director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and his father-in-law own two neighboring plots of land with cottages in the Moscow region. Their property in the Khimki area is worth 350 million rubles, according to the investigation of the Fund against corruption (FBK).

“350 million — what is on the declarations – is three times more than Rogozin could earn as an official in his entire life,” the Fund points out.

On thefts at the Vostochny cosmodrome two new cases were opened

Two new criminal cases were opened by the Investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Amur region on the fact of theft during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome.

The head of Dagestan appealed to Putin

The head of the Republic of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev asked the President of our country Vladimir Putin to support the Republic and give instructions that the potential of those enterprises that exist in the region is fully used. He said this at a working meeting with the head of state. Information about this is available on the TASS website.

High-performance jobs are bad here. First, because we have suspended five projects. But another point is that the defense order has decreased. – Vladimir Vasiliev, Russian politician

“Victory” warned of the risk of accidents due to airport staff

Pobeda airlines has warned of the risk of disasters due to an increase in the number of “unacceptable damage” to aircraft landing gear, including at Vnukovo, the low-cost airline’s base airport, and Pulkovo in St. Petersburg.

This is reported by RBC with reference to the letter of the General Director of “Victory” Andrei Kalmykov, which he sent to the Minister of transport Yevgeny Dietrich on November 6. The press service of the Ministry of transport confirmed the receipt of the letter.

The deputies introduced their draft law on CTP to the Duma

Deputies from all factions, headed by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on the financial market Anatoly Aksakov, submitted to the house their version of the draft law on CTP. This Aksakov has informed “Interfax”.

“After discussion in Parliament, after discussion in the presidential administration and with the Bank of Russia, we came to the opinion that the expansion of the tariff corridor and the increase in insurance compensation to 2 million rubles can lead to a significant increase in tariffs,” Aksakov explained.

Tax regime for the self-employed will expand the geography

The initiative to expand the geography of the experiment was made by the head Of the state Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrei Makarov and a member of the Federation Council Nikolai Zhuravlev. They proposed to launch this mechanism in donor regions and/or in the subjects of the Russian Federation, where there are cities with millions of people, from January 1, 2020. The bill on Thursday was adopted by the state Duma in the first reading

On the roads of Germany there is a new warning sign: here the road is crossed by bunglers, buried in their mobile phone.

Great joy came to Khabarovsk …

The mayor of Khabarovsk, Sergei Kravchuk, instead of recognizing the problems with cleaning the city because of heavy snowfall, told about the unbridled joy he feels at the sight of snow drifts on the streets of the city. According to Kravchuk, the main thing is that the trees and lawns were protected by snow.

I’m not the mayor of Khabarovsk. First of all, I am a resident and for me snow is a great joy. Last year we did not see snow at all, so it should not be in the far East. Yesterday’s snow is not snowfall, but simply falling of precipitation, let and monthly, but it very much pleases me because snow closed lawns, roots of trees and for them is a blessing, – Sergey Kravchuk declared.

Recall, the consequences of the past over Khabarovsk cyclone has not been eliminated so far. Tens of kilometers of roads in all areas of the city are covered with snow. Snow removal equipment can not cope.

Chukotka needs 2.7 billion rubles for resettlement of emergency housing

More than 2.5 billion rubles are required for the Chukotka Autonomous district to settle 21 thousand square meters of emergency housing in the framework of the national project “Housing and the urban environment” until 2024.

From 2020, contributions to the overhaul of the Kolyma will increase

The authorities of the Magadan region have established a new minimum contribution per 1 square meter for the overhaul of residential buildings, the correspondent of IA REGNUM reports. So, from January 1, 2020, residents of apartment buildings in Kolyma will pay 9.9 rubles per sq. m. this year, the minimum contribution is 9 rubles.

The Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation is going to increase the share of the ruble in foreign trade

The share of ruble settlements in foreign trade turnover by 2024 should increase to 30% compared to 20.3% in 2018 — this target is proposed to set by the Ministry of economic development. The draft foreign trade key performance indicators KPI (RBC has) is scheduled to be submitted to the government Commission on economic development and integration in December. The press service of the Ministry declined to comment.

Russia increased investments in US government bonds

By the end of September 2019, Russian investments in the US national debt reached 10 billion 75 million dollars, while the share of long-term bonds accounted for 3 billion 66 million dollars, and short-term-7 billion 9 million dollars, reports TASS

The demand of Russian banks for the Euro reached an annual maximum

Since the beginning of 2019, the country has received $7.8 billion in dollars and $9.53 billion in euros through banks. also, the net demand of Russians for foreign currency cash in September more than quadrupled to $1.4 billion.

“Helicopters of Russia” is not able to sell their products to India and Indonesia

At the Dubai Airshow 2019 held in the UAE, the Russian holding “Russian Helicopters” could not agree with India and Indonesia on the supply of mi-171 and Mi-172 helicopters there. Two sources in the aviation industry told RBC.

Reuters learned of Exxon Mobil’s plans to sell $25 billion in assets

One of the largest oil companies in the world – the American Exxon Mobil-is preparing for a large-scale sale of its assets, Reuters reports, citing sources. According to the Agency, the Corporation in total is ready to sell assets for $25 billion.

The cost of the ice Palace on Strelka has increased almost 2 times

The cost of the ice Palace, which is planned to be built on the Strelka of Nizhny Novgorod, has almost doubled. Now the construction is estimated at 10.8 billion rubles. It is reported by “Kommersant-Volga region”.

CYANUS found the smallest apartments in Moscow new buildings

The area of the smallest apartment for sale in the Moscow new building is 19.9 sq. m. this is reported in a press release by analysts of the online advertising service CIAN. This compact apartment is located in a residential complex on Rimsky-Korsakov street, 11 and is sold for 5.7 million rubles.

Banks promise Russians for biometrics to reduce interest rates on loans

Large Russian banks can reduce rates on loans to customers who have passed biometrics. Banks have such an opportunity after the Central Bank reduced the requirements for mandatory reserves for loans to customers who have passed casts in the Unified biometric system (UBS).

Large families are denied compensation for mortgages

Large families, who were promised to pay compensation in the amount of 450 thousand rubles, are denied. In Dom. RF received 6,000 applications for subsidies, but approved only 2,000 of them

Formulate refusal as follows :” does not correspond to that appears in the resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation of 07.09.2019 No. 1170 about this measure of social support”. Such a payment can be obtained to repay a loan ” issued for the purchase of housing or land under a contract of sale or equity»


And on the streets of Manchester (England) there are special footpaths for people who go and look into their smartphones.


Pakistan wants cheaper gas from Turkmenistan

After India, Paktistan also wanted to get Turkmenistan to reduce the price of gas, which will flow to the country through the future Turkmenistan — Afghanistan — Pakistan — India (TAPI) gas pipeline. Now Islamabad is in talks with the operator of the project Tapi Project Company Limited (TPCL), after which construction work will begin on the Pakistani section of the pipeline, according to the Express Tribune.

“We are set to get a new gas price for the TAPI project. Construction work will begin only after negotiations, ” said a senior official associated with Pakistan’s oil and gas sector. He expressed confidence that Pakistan would complete the first phase of its TAPI section (construction of a gas pipeline without compressor stations) within 30 months of the start of construction.

New “green” project on Kolyma

The station with a capacity of 2.5 megawatts is planned to be launched in 2021, the preliminary cost of the project exceeds 300 million rubles. In the spring of this year, Polymetal commissioned a solar power plant (SES) at the Svetloye field in the Khabarovsk territory.

Ethiopia will soon start producing and exporting gas to the world market

Ethiopia is expected to join the list of major natural gas producers in Africa when it begins commercial production of the recently discovered huge natural gas reserves at Arba Myncha in the southern part of the country.

Novak is silent about Russia’s position in OPEC +

Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, November 20, that he is not yet ready to announce what position his Ministry regarding the agreement on world oil production will defend at the upcoming OPEC + meeting in Austria

The US air force called the timing of the readiness of hypersonic weapons

The head of the us air force logistics Command, General Arnold bunch, said the hypersonic weapons will be on initial combat readiness in 2022.

US army begins search for robots for medical evacuation

The us Army medical research and development command has issued a request for information on robots of varying degrees of autonomy, which could be used as part of the provision of emergency medical care to soldiers and for the evacuation of the wounded. It is reported by Flightglobal.

The launch of “Nord stream-2” postponed

“In the middle of next year,” Kozak informed, without specifying in what month it will happen. Earlier, energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the launch of “Nord stream-2” can take place before the end of this year.

Us Senator Ted Cruz indicated that us sanctions against Gazprom’s partners on the project could delay its launch indefinitely. To this end, Washington can adopt a special law or take advantage of existing ones.

The Ministry of transport commented on the refusal of Western companies from the North sea route

“Unfortunately, there is a risk that under the guise of environmental problems, political problems are solved (goals are pursued. — Primas’. ed. ) to curb the Russian development of the Arctic. Because in the Arctic basin, I mean on a global scale, Russia is the undisputed leader, ” said Deputy transport Minister Yuri Tsvetkov

In October, American sports equipment manufacturer Nike and environmental group Ocean Conservancy said they had agreed not to transport products across the Arctic ocean, and called on global companies to do so. Before that, the Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said it would not use the North sea route for container traffic between Northern Europe and Asia. In August, a similar statement was made by the French CMA CGM, in October-the German Hapag-Lloyd.

Use of drugs without the permission of the patent holder

The government of the Russian Federation submitted to the state Duma amendments to the Civil code, providing that in case of emergency related to national defence and security, including the protection of the life and health of citizens, the government of the Russian Federation has the right to make the decision to use an invention, utility model or industrial design without the consent of the patentee. The text of the document is published in the electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.

The patent holder will be notified as soon as possible, and he will be paid commensurate compensation. The methodology for determining the amount of compensation and the procedure for its payment will be established by the government of the Russian Federation

In China, the United States protested after the incident in the South China sea

Chinese authorities have made a strict submission to the United States in connection with the passage of American ships in the area of disputed Islands in the South China sea. On November 22, Chinese foreign Minister Geng Shuang said.

New nuclear submarine “Prince Vladimir” has completed state tests

After the tests, the nuclear submarine arrived at the white sea naval base in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region. The submarine “Prince Vladimir” has completed a full range of factory tests, which were held at the ranges of the Northern fleet in the White sea.

The state will collect data on movie views on the Internet

From 2021, the state will begin to collect data on watching movies and TV series in online cinemas, according to the amendments to the law on cinematography prepared by the Ministry of culture: video services will be required to transfer information to the EAIS accounting system, where data on viewers of traditional cinemas are now collected.

The rental released a fantastic film ” Outpost»

Fantastic film on the theme of the post-Apocalypse from the Director Yegor Baranov (“Gogol”, “Sparta”) and screenwriter Ilya Kulikov (“Chernobyl. Exclusion zone.)» According to the plot of the tape, almost all over the Earth, equipment fails overnight, communication breaks down and millions of people die. Only the so-called circle of life, which includes part of the territory of Russia and neighboring States, remains untouched. Survivors gather an army to find an invisible enemy and fight him.

Released the series ” Nothing happens twice»

On the First channel was launched on Ukrainian TV series “Nothing happens twice”. The premiere of the multi-part film took place on November 18. The main roles in the series were performed by Maxim Drozd, Katerina Tyshkevich, Anton Batyrev, Irina Efremova and Nadezhda Meyher-Granovskaya, according to the website of the channel

Coldplay refused to tour for the sake of ecology

The band Coldplay refused to hold a concert tour in support of their new album “Everyday Life” because of concern for the environment. This is reported by BBC News. According to band leader Chris Martin, the band wants to take a break from touring.

“We’re not going on tour with this album. Let’s take a break for a year or two to figure out how to conduct a tour not only within the concept of sustainable development, but also to make it useful, ” said the soloist.

He added that their next tour will be “environmental.” During the tour, the musicians will abandon the use of plastic and will receive energy from solar panels.

T-Fest has released a new album

Rapper T-Fest (Kirill Nezboretsky) released his fourth Studio album “blossom or perish”, which included 22 tracks at once and at the same time no joint. In support of the record, Kirill will give concerts at the Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow on November 22 and at the A2 Green Concert club in St. Petersburg on December 21.

The project “MKhAT Fridays” starts at the Moscow art theater named after Chekhov

“Mkhatovsky Fridays” is a cycle of evenings, invented by the Deputy artistic Director of the Moscow art theater, leading “radio Culture” Vadim Vernik. According to his idea, once a month one of the actors of the theater in the company of colleagues and friends can present any program. It can be theatrical, musical, interactive, as well as experimental performances. The main condition is informal communication, which gives the artists the opportunity to realize their even the most daring creative dreams, and the audience to learn more about the life of their favorite actors.

Exhibition ” Moses Feigin. And laugh and cry ” opened in the capital gallery ARTSTORY.

The project is timed to the 115th anniversary of the artist-the last representative of the Russian avant-garde. Works that have been exhibited at exhibitions in the Pushkin Museum, the Tretyakov gallery and other Museum spaces, as well as works that will be presented to the audience for the first time. Among the rare works are “self-Portrait”, “Execution”, “Old jockeys and Charlie”, “and laugh and cry”. Part of the exhibition will take a specially created maze, which symbolizes the serpentine life and creative path of the artist.

“Portrait of a woman with a garnet pendant” by Boris Johanson transferred to the Russian Museum

In 2018, two Chinese citizens at the Pulkovo airport found undeclared paintings “Lenin’s Speech at the II Congress” by Serov, “Shepherd boy” by Nesterov and “Portrait of a woman with a pomegranate pendant” by Johanson. The smugglers turned out to be the Director of the Harbin Academy of arts Chen Fengyue and an employee of the Academy Chen Dong. The men were charged with ” illegal movement of cultural property on a large scale.” In January, the court sentenced the smuggler to two years of imprisonment in a General regime colony.

“Cranes” in the homeland of Alexey Batalov

The first film festival “Cranes”, dedicated to the memory of Alexei Batalov, opened in Vladimir-the hometown of the artist. The program includes 38 films. They are presented in four competitions-full and short films, documentaries and children’s films.

Ozzy Osbourne will return to the stage

Ozzy Osbourne will take the stage for the first time in a year for a joint performance with rappers Post Malone and Travis Scott. They will perform on November 24 at the annual American music awards the American Music Awards. This was announced by the official account of Ozzy in Facebook. The musicians will perform the song Take What You Want, according to Rockcult.roo.

Microsoft questioned the professionalism of Russian programmers

The Microsoft and IDC study was conducted in Hungary, Greece, Poland, Russia, Romania and the Czech Republic. It showed that only 3.5% of employees in the above countries fully meet the IT qualification requirements.

Twitter users will be able to hide responses to their posts

The American company Twitter, which owns the eponymous social network, decided to allow users to hide answers to their publications. This is stated in a statement published on Thursday, November 21, in the official blog of the company.

Liquid crystals help to see the world four dimensional

Chinese scientists from Nanjing University have proved that it is possible to obtain a four-dimensional image by one frame. Researchers have proposed a new approach to the creation of such a camera, based on an array of small lenses in which liquid crystals act as a refractive medium, writes the portal “N+1”. Experts have created a superstructure of small lenses: each microlens builds its own two-dimensional image, and the position of the sharpest among all obtained allows you to determine the distance to the object and the degree of polarization. Scientists recognize that their invention is imperfect and there are still significant improvements.

Transplant organs of genetically modified animals to humans

Scientists from the Moscow Institute of physics and technology and Chinese researchers signed a contract in Shanghai to work together: they plan to breed genetically modified animals, which will grow organs for subsequent transplantation to humans. About it write “Izvestia” with reference to the head of laboratory of genomic engineering of MIPT Pavel Volchkov.

According to the scientist, MIPT will cooperate with Clonorgan, The Institute of veterinary and animal husbandry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as with representatives of the cities of Chongqing and Chengdu. Chinese investors are already definitely going to invest seven million dollars in this study.

A new method of gene therapy right inside the body

Scientists at Halle-Wittenberg University have developed a new DNA delivery vehicle for gene therapy. Their method uses artificial lipids rather than modified viruses, which are now being actively investigated for the treatment of congenital immunodeficiency, blindness, sickle cell anemia, cancer and other serious diseases.
Liposomes combine with nucleic acids in DNA to form so-called lipoplexes, the authors explain. Then it merges with the cell membrane and releases the gene material into the cell contents. Scientists developed four artificial lipids that efficiently transported DNA.

Scientists have discovered a gene for binge drinking

Researchers from the Salk Institute in La JOLLA (USA) found a gene directly responsible for the predisposition to alcoholism and binge drinking. Experts remained to confirm the presence of a similar site in the human brain and the role of such mutations. If successful, scientists will be able to start developing drugs that protect against the development of cravings for alcohol, despite the genetic predisposition, reports Science.