30 Nov, 2019

News digest for 11/29/2019

The US cut spending on payments to the NATO budget.

The share of direct U.S. funding was about 22%, which covered the cost of maintaining the Alliance’s headquarters, its investments in security and some joint military operations of the participating countries.

Now in the us defense Department, the White house wants to cut payments to about 16%, which almost equates the country in terms of direct investment with Germany (14.8%). It is expected that the shortfall in the budget will be closed by other member countries of the Alliance.

“All allies have agreed on a new cost-sharing formula. According to the new formula, the amount of investment for most European allies and Canada will increase, while the us share will decrease. This decision reflects the allies ‘ commitment to the Alliance, as well as a more equitable sharing of the financial burden»

The Russian model of the health care system is a reference

The Russian model of the health care system is one of the reference in comparison with other countries of the world, said on Thursday the Minister of health of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, speaking at the X all-Russian Congress of patients.

“If any of you received treatment in Germany, in Israel, in America, in other countries, then you will have a completely different look when you come back here at how the aid is organized in Russia. Now, just for General understanding, our model is one of the reference in the world”, – quotes Skvortsova TASS.

According to the world health organization, in terms of health spending, Russia ranks 91st in the world between Niger and Sudan

 

The President of Kazakhstan has signed a law under which Ministers, governors and mayors of cities must resign if their subordinates were convicted of corruption

 

Navalny found the United Russia from the Moscow city Duma secret cottages.

The Moscow headquarters of Alexei Navalny released an investigation of suburban real estate deputies of the Moscow city Duma. 16 members of the party “United Russia”, of which seven were able to be re-elected for a new term, in the declarations for 2018, there were cottages. The video about this is published on the YouTube channel of the headquarters.

Trump arrives on unannounced visit to Afghanistan

Trump came to the country to meet with the U.S. military in honor of thanksgiving, which is celebrated on November 28. The Washington Post writes that this is trump’s first visit to Afghanistan. This is trump’s second visit to the country where fighting is taking place. In December 2018, also on an unannounced visit, he visited Iraq

In Russia it is impossible to conduct business honestly and legally

40% of entrepreneurs believe that in Russia it is impossible to “conduct a successful business honestly, in accordance with the law”, showed a joint survey of PwC and the analytical center NAFI. 58% said that doing honest business is possible.

Two-thirds of respondents (60%) believe that in the 1990s, business in Russia also could not be conducted honestly. Another 34% of respondents believe otherwise. 52% of respondents noted that it is more difficult to do business in Russia now than in the early 1990s. 42% believe that now, on the contrary, it is easier to do business.

69.2% of businessmen do not consider doing business in Russia safe, showed the results of a closed survey of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation, presented in may. 84.4% of entrepreneurs said that business in Russia is not protected from unjustified criminal prosecution.

Know-how of Amur utilities

In Belogorsk, Amur region, the mayor instructed employees to find new ways to combat ice.
“Almost the entire city is covered with sand. But the result that would satisfy me, as the head of the city, and the residents of Belogorsk, will not be achieved. It is necessary to find new methods, ” the official said.

During the discussion, various suggestions were made: in particular, the use of flammable substances to melt the ice crust was proposed. After that, they began to pour gasoline on the tracks and set fire to them. It melted quickly, and the resulting liquid workers covered with sand.

Vancouver to increase tax on empty homes

Vancouver city Council has increased the tax on vacant homes from one percent to 1.25 percent for the 2020 tax year. The decision follows an employee report that analyzed the fairness and effectiveness of a tax that was introduced in 2016 at one percent of taxable value to encourage homeowners to rent out properties they didn’t live in all the time. All collected revenues are directed to the implementation of initiatives in the field of affordable housing.

In Moscow, another person involved in the so-called “Moscow case”was detained.

The Investigative Committee brought 30-year-old Sergei Surovtsev. Surovtsev is held under article 318 of the criminal code – ” the Use of violence against a representative of the authorities.” According to investigators, he participated in a protest on July 27. Surovtseva suspect that he hit the employee of Rosgvardiya section of a metal fence then disappeared. Surovtsev’s house has already been searched.

Sergey Surovtsev does not admit guilt and does not give any testimony in accordance with article 51 of the Constitution, his lawyer Vasily Kushnir told Open media.

Comrades stand back, citizens, back up.

“Look at what is happening in Hong Kong, what is happening in Barcelona, what is happening in Paris, these are not the last cities, this is a sample of civilization, what is happening there. It would be the same with us. Look at what was happening in our neighbors in Kiev. It all started with that, too. Let us stand peacefully. Comrades stand back, citizens, back up. No, we’re not splitting up. Oh, well, wait a minute. Five thousand wait, 10 thousand, 200 thousand, 500 thousand wait. How did it end? Murder, shooting, in fact a coup, from which Ukraine still can not move away. What would we have if this were happening?»

How much does it cost to turn off the Internet?

According to calculations NetBlocks (Cost of Shutdown Tool) full blocking the Internet in the US will be worth more than 7 billion(!) dollars per day(!). In China, a little less than 6 billion, in the UK-a little more than 2. And in Russia-310 million dollars per day (the same as blocking Twitter for a day in the United States). Or $ 12.8 million an hour.

The former Prosecutor General of Armenia was put on the wanted list.

On Monday, Gevorg Kostanyan became another defendant in the case of “March 1”. The special investigation service insists on his arrest because he did not appear at the Department within 48 hours. The ex-Prosecutor General, in turn, called this term an attempt to arrange a “show”. Kostanyan explained to Sputnik Armenia that he is abroad-he signed a contract with the University of the Prosecutor’s office of the Russian Federation and now teaches there. In his opinion, the investigation chose the moment when he left Armenia and cannot return yet.

Why is the whole world wearing NASA clothes?

T-shirts, hoodies, backpacks — a lot of people wear clothes and accessories with the logo of the American space Agency. But NASA is a us government Agency that does not have the right to produce goods for commercial purposes. It turns out that for the release of goods with NASA brands run collaborations with her.

Any clothing brand can put a logo on things, you need to send a request to NASA. A NASA spokesman in charge of distributing the logo says it receives at least one request every day. Moreover, the Agency does not receive a percentage of profits from sales of goods with its logo.

This is beneficial to clothing manufacturers. There is a chance to raise sales due to the popular logo, without paying money for promotion. Everyone wins

Residents of Europe began to borrow more actively.

This is stated in a new study by Intrum, which specializes in credit management in European countries. The annual “European consumer payments report 2019” was compiled on the basis of a survey of 24 thousand consumers in 24 European countries where the company operates.

45% of respondents admitted that their expenses grow faster than income, and this has a negative impact on their well-being. Despite the fact that the majority (75%) of European consumers still manage to save a part of their salary every month, more than half (52%) are dissatisfied with the amount they manage to save.

In Blagoveshchensk completed the bridge to China across the Amur

In Blagoveshchensk, the construction of a bridge over the Amur river, which leads from Russia to China, was completed. This was reported on November 29 on the website of the government of the Amur region

The time of sale of Russian wine offered to extend until midnight

The Association of retail companies (ACORT) made a proposal to extend the time of sale of Russian wine until midnight as an additional measure to support domestic producers. The corresponding letter was sent to the government, the Ministry of Finance, the state Duma and the Federation Council.

The Ministry of labor of the Russian Federation explained the inability to make a weekend on December 31

In 2019, it will not be possible to make December 31 a day off in Russia centrally. This was stated by the Minister of labor and social protection Maxim Topilin. He stressed that the decision to postpone weekends and holidays the Russian government takes in advance, usually in October

In “Roscosmos” explained the difference in the salary of Rogozin and the head of NASA

The difference in the salary of the head of “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin and NASA Director James Bridenstine is explained by the fact that the Russian state Corporation is engaged not only in civil subjects, but also in combat missile technology. He noted that abroad, people who are engaged in combat topics and are custodians of state secrets, receive 10-20 times more.

Rogozin’s income for 2018 amounted to 29.5 million rubles or $460 thousand, while the annual salary of NASA executives does not exceed $250 thousand.

In Sicily to sell the house for one Euro

In the small Sicilian town of Bivona, you can buy a house for just one Euro.At the moment, the population of the city is about four thousand people. While forty years ago, the number of inhabitants of the city was twice as large. With the help of this action, local authorities expect to attract new citizens to the city.

The house can be purchased for one Euro, provided that the buyer can confirm the possibility of investing in the repair of two and a half thousand euros. If desired, it can be turned into a cafe, shop or mini-hotel. Some of the buildings are quite livable, but there are those that require major repairs.

Sberbank announced the creation of a company for the development of drones

Sberbank and Cognitive Technologies group have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) Cognitive Pilot. It will develop unmanned vehicles in Russia. As a result, Sberbank will receive a 30% stake in the new company, cognitive Technologies management-70%.

Reserves of precious metals in Russian banks

Promsvyazbank, the most famous racketeer Bank among other Russian banks, became the leader among Russian banks in terms of growth of precious metals reserves in October. Reserves of precious metals in terms of gold at this Bank increased by 4.4 tons to 6.8 tons, Sovcombank-by 2.9 tons to 5.2 tons, Sberbank-by 1.8 tons to 22.5 tons.

The largest stock of precious metals as of November 1, VTB-52.3 tons, then Sberbank-22.5 tons, then Gazprombank-9.3 tons.

FC OTKRITIE Bank took the first place in terms of inventory reduction. in October, the Bank’s precious metals reserves decreased by 3.3 tons, or 26%. In second place – the Asia-Pacific Bank-minus 436 kilograms, the third – the Bank “CentroCredit” – minus 111 kilograms.

Ministry of education approved new educational standards

The Council for Federal educational standards, which operates under the Ministry of education of Russia, approved the draft changes in methods and forms of teaching in primary and secondary schools.

Russian President Vladimir Putin set the Ministry the task of updating educational standards by December 1. They will begin to operate from September 1, 2021 and will be gradually introduced into the education system until 2024.

Yarovaya proposed to introduce the subject “My Russia” in Junior schools»

In primary classes, the discipline “My Russia” may appear, which will tell students about their native country and region. Such a proposal was put forward by the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya, RIA “Novosti”writes.

It is also necessary to include a compulsory discipline in the educational programs of universities, which will be devoted to the issues of the civilizational heritage of Russia. In particular, Yarovaya suggested that textbooks in all disciplines should be supplemented with a reference section “Our names” with information about the contribution of Russia and domestic figures to the development of civilization.

“Roskosmos” has found decades-old patterns of corruption

Under the new leadership, Roscosmos managed to uncover fraud schemes that existed at the enterprises of the state Corporation for decades. This was on the radio station “Komsomolskaya Pravda” said the head of the internal audit service “Roscosmos” Artem Melnikov.

Marking perfume and tires will become mandatory

Mandatory marking of tires, perfumes and cameras starts. A special chip will protect buyers from fakes. Denis Manturov, head of the Ministry of industry and trade on the introduction of mandatory labeling:

“None of the sectors where labeling is already in place, there was no price increase, reducing the range or depopulation shelves, not fixed problems both large and small and medium-sized businesses. At the next stages for consumers, labeling can lead to a decrease in prices by 5-10%, ” says Denis Manturov.

The interests of the Russian authorities and society do not coincide

As follows from the sociological survey “Levada center”, 72% of residents believe that the interests of the government and society do not coincide. This is the highest value since November 2007, and the previous record – 68% – sociologists noted in October 2011, on the eve of the first wave of mass protests, later called “swamp”.

The territory of advanced development appeared in Tulun

Tulun was badly damaged after two powerful floods that covered the city in the summer. Destruction began to recover and now created the territory of advanced development (TOR). This will help establish benefits and open new businesses

 

Roskomnadzor has published a list of sites with fake news

 

The Federation Council has published a bill on domestic violence

The authors of the bill proposed to give protective orders to protect victims. The perpetrator of domestic violence want to prohibit contact with the affected party. Medical institutions may be required to report the facts of family violence.

In the suburbs looking for migrants who killed a nuclear physicist

Three days, relatives, volunteers and police were looking for 53-year-old Muscovite Boris Kuretov. It was known only that on the night of disappearance the man moonlighted as the taxi driver. In the second hour received made to order from one of aggregators for MKAD, and then simply gone missing. The body of Boris Kuratova, found in the car, which disappeared two thousand rubles, tablet and jacket

From the beginning, there was a feeling that he could have been killed. He just couldn’t go out and unplug the phone. Wrong person. Boris, a physicist, graduated from MEPhI, was engaged in the mathematical support of nuclear power systems and spacecraft, was in his 50s not necessary for either the country or science, as a result, the last three years he worked in a taxi, – said a family friend of Stalin Gurevich

Russian-speaking hackers switched to foreign banks

Hackers from Russian-speaking groups have almost stopped attacking Russian banks and switched to foreign credit institutions, according to the annual report ” Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019 “(for the II half of 2018 — I half of 2019) of Group-IB, which specializes in cybersecurity issues.

“Until 2018, Russian-speaking groups often attacked banks in Russia and the CIS, but over the past year, this trend has changed dramatically. Now the attackers focus mainly on foreign banks and organizations»

As noted, new groups ” often begin to work in their region: so it was with Cobalt, with Silence in Russia, so it is now with SilentCards in Africa.” “Home” regions are a test ground for them: having worked out the techniques, they go further. For example, the same “Russian-speaking Troika” focused on goals in Asia, Africa, Europe and America.”

To support compatriots for foreign parishes of the ROC

Bells for the Church in Dusseldorf, a baptismal box for the needs of the Orthodox community in Shanghai, six sets of priest’s vestments for Dublin — this is not a complete list of household items of the Orthodox Church, purchased by the Moscow mayor’s office in October-November 2019. In total, in October and November, the mayor’s office spent 8,137 million rubles on the purchase of such products, according to “Open media” on the basis of public procurement data.

In total, 13 countries received assistance from the Moscow mayor’s office this fall: Abkhazia, Armenia, Argentina, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Estonia.

The mayor’s office provides assistance to foreign parishes of the ROC on a permanent basis: in 2018, it spent 8.8 million rubles on the purchase of household items for them, Open media estimated»

The Turkish foreign Minister called Emmanuel Macron a sponsor of terrorists.

“He is already a sponsor of a terrorist organization and constantly hosts them (YPG) in the Elysee Palace. If he says his ally is a terrorist organization… I have nothing more to add, ” Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

The representative of Deripaska denied reports of deprivation of citizenship of Cyprus

The representative of the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska denied media reports about the deprivation of citizenship of Cyprus businessman.

This is an internal matter of Cyprus, that is, it concerns Cyprus and Deripaska himself. This has nothing to do with the Kremlin. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Business promised 70 trillion rubles for security

Deputy head of the Ministry of Finance of Russia Andrei Ivanov said that in the preparation of the bill ” on protection and promotion of investment and development of investment activity “(NWPC), the Ministry of Finance interviewed the owners of the largest Russian companies, as well as billionaires from the Russian Forbes list.

“We asked prospectively, if such a tool will appear, how much you are willing to give <…> Received projects for 70 trillion rubles,” Ivanov said.

It is noted that the key idea of the bill is a guarantee of invariability for investors of business conditions, first of all fiscal.

Calvey is officially facing a multibillion dollar lawsuit

The arbitration court of the Amur region accepted the claim of PJSC “Orient Express Bank” to “Evizon holdings limited” and Michael Calvi for compensation of losses caused to the Corporation in the amount of 8.8 billion rubles.

In Russia, introduced new benefits for the villagers

The Russian villages in 2020 will be able to in banks soft loans for the improvement of their homes, follows from the decree of the RF Government, published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

In Blagoveshchensk opened the first charging for electric vehicles

The station appeared in the Parking lot of the social and cultural center. It allows you to service two cars at the same time-on fast and long modes

The government approved the reform of control and supervision activities

According to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the government approved the main parameters of reforming the control and supervision activities in the Russian Federation. New approaches to business vetting are due to take effect from 2021.

Garbage carriers announced the withdrawal from the Novosibirsk market

Three of the twelve Novosibirsk operators for transportation of municipal solid waste (TCO) reported that they are leaving the market. The representative of the two companies “Eco-line” and “La-TRANS” Vladimir Bulychev explains this accumulated debts of the regional operator “Ecology-Novosibirsk” for the transportation of garbage.

Chechnya and Moscow have become leaders in the development of the budget for national projects

The leaders in the execution of budgets for national projects were Chechnya (77.4%), Adygea (75.5%), Tatarstan (72.8%), Moscow (72.2%) and the Penza region (71.2%). In absolute terms, the expenses of the leading regions (as of November 8) amounted, respectively, to 12.8 billion, 2.9 billion, 18.4 billion, 85.5 billion and 5.6 billion rubles.

The lowest execution of expenditures on national projects — in the Magadan region (14.9%), the Jewish Autonomous region (23.6%), Dagestan (25.9%), Tver region (26%) and Karelia (27%).

By November 8, 52 regions, including St. Petersburg, spent more than half of the funds provided for national projects (63.4%).

Governments will continue to reform pensions

Such a conclusion can be drawn from the review of the Organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) on the development of national pension systems.

On the one hand, this is due to an increase in the ratio of the elderly to the number of workers. Over the past 40 years, the number of people over 65 has grown from 20 to 31 per 100 people. By 2060, this figure will increase to 58.

But there is another factor: the retirement age in developed countries does not keep up with the growing life expectancy. The OECD survey notes that the added years of work account for only half of the increase in life expectancy after age 65. The generation entering the labor market now will spend 33.6% of adult life in retirement, the current pensioners-32%.

Life expectancy has fallen in the US

After 2010, life expectancy in the United States stabilized, and began to decline in 2014, dropping from 78.9 years to 78.6 years in 2017. This is despite the fact that the US spends more per capita on health care than any other country in the world.

Preferential car loan programs extended for 2020

On November 23, 2019, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed government resolution No. 1507 on extending state support for demand for cars under the First car and Family car programs for next year.

Sberbank became the owner of 8% of AFIP refinery

Safmar and Sberbank did not comment on these changes in the authorized capital of the plant. As reported, in early may, “Afipsky refinery”, the management company of which was GC “New stream” businessman Dmitry Mazurov, was completely sold to LLC “oil technologies”.

In September 2019, the Bank of Russia bought 9.33 tons of gold

In September 2019, the Bank of Russia bought 9, 33 tons of gold. On September 1, the gold reserve in the vaults of the Bank of Russia amounted to 2242.56 tons, and on October 1, the gold reserve of the Bank increased to 2251.89 tons

Regions of Russia with the strongest drop in wages

The fall in nominal wages took place in 69 regions of the Russian Federation out of a total of 85. The most significant reduction in income is recorded in the Murmansk region, where the figure was 12.2%. The second line of the list is occupied by Karachay-Cherkessia, where the drop was 9.5%. Three closes Chukotka “ “lost” 9.2%.

Xiaomi unveils shape-changing bed

Xiaomi has created a “smart” electric bed that can take the shape that the user needs for maximum convenience. The device was named Xiaomi 8H Milan Smart Electric Bed. It can be controlled by buttons or voice.

Russian banks have discovered a new virus to steal money

Russian banks have started to face a new virus that is able to automatically transfer funds through mobile applications for the Android operating system. On Friday, November 29, RBC reported with reference to the report Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019 company Group-IB.

Caracas pays debts to Russia and China with oil money

The money coming from the sale of oil is spent by the Venezuelan authorities to repay debts to Russia and China, and not to buy food and medicine for citizens. On November 27, said U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams, speaking to reporters.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the program of guaranteed gas prices

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the program of “guaranteed gas prices”, according to which the population can pay in the heating season for 8 hryvnia (about 0.33 dollars) per cubic meter, said on Wednesday the Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk at a briefing.

The state will pay extra to oil companies for price restraint

Oil companies in 2019 will receive from the budget for restraining fuel prices 250-300 billion rubles, said the Director of the Department of tax and customs policy of the Ministry of Finance Alexei Sazanov.

“We believe that the damper is currently working normally. As we can see, the price in the domestic market above inflation is not growing, we do not plan to make any changes at this moment, – Sazanov explained. – In total, taking into account the fact that oil was above $60 most of the time of the year, the payment of the state is about 250-300 billion rubles per year. This is for diesel and gasoline in the part of the damper.”

University – “trap” to identify illegal students

U.S. immigration and customs enforcement has created a”trap” University to identify visa violators. “Farmington University”, which had no training program, illegal immigrants used to extend the stay in the United States under the student visa program

Climate summit in Madrid

From 2 to 13 December, Spain will host the UN climate change conference COP25. It will be attended by representatives of 196 countries, including 50 heads of state and government

Huawei intends to challenge in court the new restrictions on its activities in the United States

On November 22, the Federal communications Commission (FCC) of the United States decided to ban American wireless operators working in rural areas from using funds from the Federal Fund program, the size of which is $8.5 billion, to buy equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, whose activities, according to Washington, pose a threat to the national security of the country.

Hungary refused to participate in the “Eurovision” because of sex minorities

Hungary refused to participate in the music contest “Eurovision-2020”. According to the Guardian, the decision was made against the background of increasing “homophobic sentiment” in the country.

According to the Guardian, earlier one of the commentators of the Pro-government Hungarian TV channel called “Eurovision “”homosexual flotilla” and stressed that the refusal to participate in the competition will benefit the mental health of citizens.

In Sevastopol detained Ukrainian spy

In Sevastopol detained a suspect in treason Russian woman, told RIA Novosti in the FSB of Russia. They specified that the woman was recruited by the Ukrainian special services and on their instructions she collected secret military data.

First created substance in the coldest place in the Universe

Scientists at Harvard University conducted the coldest chemical reaction in the Universe, producing diatomic molecules of potassium and rubidium. This was reported in a press release on the website EurekAlert!

Russia has conducted a launch of a ballistic missile “Topol»

The Russian defense Ministry launched an Intercontinental ballistic missile “Topol” from the range Kapustin Yar in the Astrakhan region. This was reported in the press service of the Department

In the state Duma of Russia proposed to limit the share of foreign capital in clinics

The preparation of a bill to limit foreign participation in the share capital of private Russian medical organizations is carried out in the State Duma on the proposal of Yevgeny Fedorov, reports RT news Agency.

“An organization’s data or otherwise have access to medical information of millions of citizens of Russia”, — said Fedorov.

The parliamentarian believes that in the conditions of fierce confrontation between Russia and the West, this medical information and biomaterials can be used by foreign intelligence services to the detriment of our state, up to the creation of samples of chemical and biological weapons.

North Korea tests ultra-large rocket launcher

In the DPRK, tests of a multi-purpose mobile rocket launcher of ultra-large caliber took place, according to the Rodong Sinmun newspaper. The tests were personally observed by the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong UN

Ukraine has tested a cruise missile complex “Neptun»

Ukrainian developers have completed the testing phase of the cruise missile R-360 complex “Neptune”, reported November 28 in the press service of the company “Defense Express” with reference to the Director General of the design Bureau “Luch” Oleg Korostelev.

For the first time we flew more than 250 kilometers on a given route and altitudes. That is, we can say that today the development of the aircraft with the specified characteristics was completed. – Oleg Korostelev

The acquisition of su-30SM fighters by Belarusians was called a mistake

The Belarusian information resource ” UDF ” reports that the acquisition of Russian su-30SM fighters by Belarus is a mistake. This is due to the fact that despite the relatively small “price tag” for one combat vehicle ($50 million), Minsk will have to spend 135-160 million dollars.

“According to unofficial data, during the life cycle of the su-30SM “eats” six engines (2 of them are already installed and paid for when buying). For example, the new engine for the MiG-29 RD-33 costs from 2.5 million dollars. AL-31FP will have a cost many times higher. This is because it is structurally more complex due to the presence of a controlled thrust vector. As a result, $ 10 million for the engines is a deliberately low amount, ” the material says.

In addition, experts believe that the further modernization of the su-30SM will have to pay a considerable sum. As a result, Minsk will pay 2-2. 5 billion dollars,not 600 million dollars, for the purchase of a batch of 12 fighters from Russia. This sum is comparable to the purchase of 35 American F-35 or 50 Chinese fighters 5 generation FC-31.

Russia donated weapons to Gabon to protect elephants

Russia has supplied Gabon with a shipment of weapons to fight poachers and protect the country’s national parks. This was told in the Russian defense Ministry. Small arms went to Gabon for free

In the South of Russia the formation of a new division has been completed

The Russian military Department on December 2 will complete the activities on the formation of the 150th motorized rifle division stationed in the Rostov region, the press service of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation reported on November 28.

The new order of medical examination for drivers will come into force on July 1, 2020

The new order of medical examination for Russian drivers, including drug testing and alcohol abuse, will come into force on July 1, 2020, according to the order of the Ministry of health, published on the evening of November 21 on the website of the Department.

The Moscow Kremlin will open an exhibition about Peter I

The new exhibition “Peter I. Collector, researcher, artist” will open at the end of November in the Moscow Kremlin. The exhibition will include not only exhibits from the Kremlin museums, but also the Hermitage, Peterhof, Kunstkamera, library and archive of the Academy of Sciences, RGADA, as well as Dresden, Amsterdam, Greenwich.

Exhibition graphics artists-Wanderers in the Tretyakov gallery

The exhibition “Unknown Wanderers. Graphics of the second half of the XIX century ” opened in the Main building of the Tretyakov gallery. The exhibition includes 250 works of graphics. The exhibition is held in the framework of the program “Tretyakov gallery opens its storerooms”. Visitors will see works by Ilya Repin, Vasily Surikov, Valentin Serov, Ivan kramsky, Nikolai and Vladimir Makovsky, Vasily Polenov, Isaac Levitan.

Exhibition of Alexander Tyshler in the framework of the year of theater

The exhibition of Alexander Tyshler opened in the Russian Museum as part of the year of theater in Russia. The exhibition includes more than 70 works of the master: engravings, paintings and graphics. The exhibition at the Stroganov Palace will last until February 24.

Music festival “advent” will open in Moscow on December 1 and will last until early January.

In the Western Christian tradition, “advent” is a time of preparation for Christmas, and all festival concerts are dedicated to the pre-holiday theme. They will be held in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The program includes choral, chamber and symphonic sacred music, organ evenings.

The Central event will be Johann Bach’s “Christmas oratorio” performed by the Svetlanov Symphony orchestra. Also an unusual – jazz – program will be presented by the academic chamber choir under the leadership of Vladimir Minin. The festival program also includes an organ concert “Bach-gala” and a solo evening of organist Alexander Fiseysky.
Jewelry Lyudmila Zykina exhibited in the Historical Museum

The exhibition “jewels of Lyudmila Zykina” opened in the State Historical Museum. It will last five days, until December 2. Then the jewelry will be auctioned. The date of the auction will be appointed when a truce will be reached between the heirs of the singer.

Rapper Snoop Dogg to release album of lullabies

American rapper Snoop Dogg will release an album in which he will present his hits in a new arrangement-adapted for lullabies. The musical project will be released as part of the popular series Rockabye Baby.

“Nuki” will present a new album in Red Roof

The presentation of the new album of the solo project “Nuki” by the vocalist of the group “Slot” Daria Stavrovich will take place in the space of Red Roof on Red October on March 6, 2020.

Morrissey announced the release of a new album

Morrissey’s new album will be titled “I am not a Dog on a Chain” and will be released on March 20, 2020. This is reported on the website of the musician. Produced by Joe Cicarelli, released by BMG.

Emir Kusturica is preparing to publish a novel ” Punishment without crime»

Director Emir Kusturica announced the imminent publication of his fiction novel, which will be called “Punishment without crime”. This is reported by the Russian newspaper.

Russia has begun preparations for the identification of smartphones by IMEI

Mobile operators “Beeline”, “MegaFon” and Tele2 together with Rossvyaz began to prepare for the introduction of identification of smartphones by numbers of subscriber devices IMEI. It is reported by TASS with reference to Rossvyaz. The information was also confirmed by representatives of the companies.

Microsoft has recognized the problem in all versions of Windows 10

Microsoft has acknowledged a problem that is common to all versions of Windows 10. This is reported on the support page of the system. As it turned out, the problem affects devices with a Thunderbolt interface, although only in some cases

Appeared in the sale of 10-core processors Intel Core i9-10900X

In comparison with HEDT-chips from Intel of the last generation, the recommended price tag for Cascade Lake-X of the new release was reduced by almost 2 times. The initial cost of Core i9-10900X with 10 cores was $590, and for the version of Core i9-10980XE with 18 elements will have to pay almost $980

Tesla develops laser wipers

The American manufacturer of electric cars received a patent for laser wipers, which will be used on future models of the brand. Also, such a system will be able to clean solar panels on the roof and external cameras. The technology was called “pulsed laser cleaning”.

Created antibacterial coating for smartphones

Experts from ITMO University in St. Petersburg have created a coating for a smartphone based on zinc, which prevents the appearance of fatty traces and protects the device from pathogenic bacteria.

In Russia, created an “intelligent” street lamp

In Russia, an intelligent street lamp with a lighting control system was created. The project was developed by the Ural company NPO ” Elektromashina “reports”Rossiyskaya Gazeta”. The lamp is equipped with a video camera, the recording of which can be stored on the server. It also has motion sensors and ambient light, which allow you to choose the optimal brightness mode. Sensor level of harmful substances in the air, if the content of substances exceeds the maximum permissible concentration, the data will be sent to the mobile laboratory. The device can also be used as a repeater for sound notification and advertising. In addition, the lamp can support or extend the coverage of the Wi-Fi zone, follows from the publication

Google began to evaluate the pronunciation of users

To analyze the correctness of pronunciation, Google uses artificial intelligence, which gives an assessment of the articulation of sounds and recommendations for correcting mistakes.

Outlook turned into a progressive web application

Microsoft made of Outlook.com and Outlook for mail web services progressive web application (Progressive Web Apps, PWA). This will allow anyone to use Outlook on Windows, macOS, Chrome OS and other platforms that support PWA.

Predatory dinosaurs that changed teeth every two months discovered

The teeth of the predatory late Cretaceous dinosaur Majungasaurus crenatissimus were updated very quickly — the authors of the study, which appeared in the publication PLOS ONE, believe that these lizards changed their teeth every two months. The material on the topic was published by the information publication RIA Novosti.

The project of the Russian superheavy rocket class was sent for revision

Roscosmos, together with the Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences, decided to finalize the project of the superheavy space rocket complex in order to find additional tasks for the spacecraft. This is reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to three sources in the rocket and space industry.

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