4 Dec, 2018

President of Ukraine proposed to end the friendship

On Monday, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on the termination of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, reports Interfax.

“To terminate from April 1, 2019 the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, concluded on May 31, 1997 in Kiev and ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on January 14, 1998 in accordance with Article 40 of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation “, – says the bill.

The document states that the termination of the agreement releases Kiev from any obligations to fulfill it and does not affect the rights, obligations or legal status of Ukraine, which arose as a result of the implementation of the named Agreement before its termination.

The President proposed that the law take effect the day after it was published.

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SOCIETY

In Slovakia on the international media forum discuss the problems of journalism

Responsibility of the media to society, issues of journalistic ethics and ensuring the right of the user to receive objective information, the problems of combating false news are discussed at the Media Forum 2018 that opened on Monday in the city of Pezinok, near Bratislava: freedom of journalism in the context of human rights, new technologies and international information security ”

Putin approved the new composition of the Human Rights Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree approving the new composition of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) under the President of the Russian Federation, the corresponding document was published on the HRC website.

Gerard Depardieu received a residence permit in Novosibirsk

French actor Gerard Depardieu received a Novosibirsk residence permit – they have already put a corresponding stamp in the Russian passport of the artist. This was reported to RBC Novosibirsk by the representative of the actor, his business partner Yulia Mosman. According to her, Depardieu arrived in Novosibirsk on December 2.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia decided to reduce the burden on the district policemen due to lack of personnel

The Ministry proposes “to exclude the practice of instructing the district police officer to check on registered statements and reports of economic crimes, serious and especially serious crimes or not related to the competence of the police, as well as crimes, administrative offenses and incidents committed outside the territory assigned to them administrative areas “.

Also, the Ministry of Internal Affairs considers it necessary to “translate the document flow of district police officers and their leaders into electronic format within the framework of the use of the“ District ”module. The planned date of entry into force of the order is May 2019.

Russians called the main sign of the arrival of old age

The emergence of serious health problems indicates the boundary of the onset of old age. This opinion is most often held by the Russians themselves (50 percent). This writes the “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” with reference to the study of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) and the international company Bayer.

Twice less often than diseases, respondents called signs of old age the inability to provide for themselves (27 percent) and the cessation of active labor activity (26 percent). Every fifth respondent associates the onset of old age with retirement.

Russia intends to simplify the procedure for determining disability

The head of the Ministry of Labor, Maxim Topilin, said that the procedure for passing a medical and social assessment (ITU) to establish disability would be as simple as possible for Russians.

In order to make the examination more comfortable for the citizens, the transfer of the necessary documents from the medical organizations to the ITU office without the participation of a citizen will be organized. We are at the point where all business processes are automated and occur in standard formats. – Maxim Topilin

The match of children’s hockey teams in Bashkiria ended in a fight

The match between children’s hockey teams “Orlan” and “Salavat Yulaev – 2” ended in a mass brawl, reports Championat.com on Monday, December 3. The meeting was held in Sterlitamak. Nine-year hockey players decided to find out the relationship in the fists, and the fans, among whom were parents, actively supported them. Soon, the fighting hockey players managed to separate, but the fight almost broke out between their parents, who ran out onto the ice.

Parks in Moscow earned free figure skating schools

In 15 parks of Moscow, schools of figure skating began to work. In the eight Moscow parks, they will work for free, according to the portal of the mayor of Moscow. Classes under the guidance of professional trainers will be available in nine parks.

Moskalkova promised to understand the reasons for canceling rappers’ concerts

The Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Tatyana Moskalkova, promised to investigate the reasons for canceling rappers’ concerts in several regions, TASS reports.

“I will definitely understand these situations, I need specifics: when, where. It would be nice to meet with the artists of the groups in order to understand their position, ”said Moskalkova, answering the questions of Moscow schoolchildren at the All-Russian open lesson“ Human Rights ”.

Schoolchildren asked the ombudsman if she doesn’t see manifestations of censorship in disrupting music concerts

Pope concerned about homosexuality among priests

A serious issue that is alarming, the Pope called homosexuality in the walls of theological seminaries during the interview. The head of the Vatican talked with the priest Fernando Prada. Hours of conversation with the head of the Vatican will be the basis for the book “The Strength of Vocation”, which Fernando Prada is currently working on.

The court in absentia arrested the inventor of Bifidok for failure to pay wages

The co-owner of the pharmaceutical manufacturer “Partner”, the inventor of the popular fermented milk bifidok drink, Igor Vainshtok, was arrested in absentia and put on the international wanted list. As it became known to “Kommersant”, he is charged with failure to pay salaries to employees of the company (Art. 145 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and abuse of authority (Art. 201).

Mr. Weinstock is abroad, he told “Kommersant” that “he went to friends,” but did not specify his country of residence. He considers his own criminal prosecution to be “part of the raider seizure plan” of his enterprise, which until recently accounted for 61% of the Russian market for medicinal bifidus-containing drugs.

Moskalkova called the law on the decriminalization of domestic violence a mistake

I am a supporter of ratification of the Istanbul Convention, which defended the system of protection of family members, because today the person in the family space is not protected from domination, which causes damage, but does not go over the edge of crime. – Tatyana Moskalkova, Russian politician

Russians will be able to rest at the expense of the employer in January

Recall that in April of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that will allow employers in determining the tax base for income tax to take into account the costs incurred by them to pay for tours within the Russian Federation for their employees and their family members within 50 thousand rubles per person.

This applies to the cost of services for the organization of tourism, sanatorium-resort treatment and recreation in the territory of the Russian Federation for employees, their spouses, parents, children under the age of 18 years, and also children under the age of 24 who study full-time in an educational organization

Bonus for exemplary drivers

In Moscow, it is necessary to introduce a loyalty program for motorists who do not violate parking rules. This opinion was expressed by the chairman of the Transport Committee of the Metropolitan Public Chamber, the head of the project “Probok.net” Alexander Shumsky.

When drivers misbehave, we fine them, punish them with evacuation. But there are people who do not break the rules. It turns out that you can behave well for at least ten years, and no one will thank you for it, ”RIA Novosti quotes Shumsky’s words.

The official noted that as a bonus, you can give exemplary drivers a “couple of days” free parking per year.

POLITICS

EU and US will fight together with Russian aggression

The head of EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, notes the coincidence of the interests of the European Union and the United States in the confrontation of Russia on the “Ukrainian issue”, Interfax reported.

“In recent weeks, we have seen that we share the same interest in solving the problem of Russia’s violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Only together Europe and America can confront the challenges that Russia puts forward both in European territory and elsewhere,” said Mogherini, speaking on Monday in the School of Management. John F. Kennedy, Harvard University (quoted by “Interfax”).

Peskov told about the absence of plans for Putin to talk with Poroshenko

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that Vladimir Putin had not yet had a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, about the incident in the Kerch Strait. This is the correspondent of RBC.

I can only confirm to you that, indeed, so far after the incident of a telephone conversation between Putin and Poroshenko, there has not been such a conversation at the moment, as far as I know, in the coming days. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported a “migration amnesty” for Moldovan citizens

Citizens of Moldova who have violated the terms of their stay in Russia from January 1 to February 24, 2019 will be able to go home without administrative responsibility. Also, they will not be decided to prohibit their subsequent entry into Russia.

Putin did not discuss with Trump on the G20 the possibility of a visit to Washington

The presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, during a brief contact on the G20 did not discuss the possibility of the visit of the President of the Russian Federation to the United States, Russian spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

UN climate change conference launched in Poland

In the Polish city of Katowice, an international UN conference opened, the main topic of which was climate change. Heads of missions from various countries, as well as ministers dealing with ecology and climate issues, came together from all over the world.

In the US Congress urged Trump not to leave the INF Treaty

A group of US senators in Congress on Monday sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump calling on them to abandon plans to withdraw the United States from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles (INF).

Maduro announced the departure to Russia to meet with Putin

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that he was going on a visit to Russia. About this Venezuelan leader wrote in Twitter. According to him, the purpose of the trip is to strengthen diplomatic relations between Moscow and Caracas.

Now we are going to the Russian Federation to expand and strengthen diplomatic relations and friendly relations between our fraternal countries. – Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan politician

Netanyahu will discuss with Pompeo the situation in the Middle East region

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the situation in the Middle East region during a meeting in Brussels. Netanyahu office reports

Prosecutor General of Ukraine called for the introduction of new sanctions against the Russians

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, put forward an initiative to introduce new sanctions against Russian citizens and companies after the incident at the Kerch Strait. He said this in an interview with ICTV.

I am sure that it is time to put an end to the conduct of Russian business in the country. – Yury Lutsenko, Ukrainian politician

The head of the CIA will tell the senators about the murder of the journalist Hashkadzhi

CIA Director Gina Haspel will hold a closed briefing for members of the US Senate, at which she tells how 59-year-old Saudi journalist Jamal Hashkaji was killed. Last week, the behavior of the head of intelligence agencies angered several influential senators at once.

US ambassador called Poland “the bastion of protection” from Russia

The new US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, called the country “a bastion of protection” in the region against Russian aggression, and also said that the country plays a fundamental role in the global strategy of the American President Donald Trump.

Finland may prohibit working in state structures to holders of dual citizenship

The Parliament of Finland on December 4 will begin consideration of a bill proposing to prohibit recruitment to the Ministry of Defense and the Border Guard Service of dual citizenship holders.

Medvedev replaced Russia’s trade representative in Germany

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev ordered Andrei Sobolev to be appointed as the new trade representative of the Russian Federation in Germany. The document is published on the official portal of legal information.

ARMY and WEAPONS

Poroshenko announced the transfer of troops to the border with Russia

Kiev is moving military units to the border with Russia, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. According to him, this is a necessary step “to enhance the defense of the border.” He added that in areas where martial law was declared, training fees would be held for first-line reservists.

All the opportunities offered by the military situation of the authorities will be used to strengthen the protection of the state border with the Russian Federation and the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Terms of combat coordination of brigades, which are located in the respective camps, will be reduced. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

In Russia, developed a draft expeditionary ship for the Navy

Designers of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) made a universal project of an expedition ship for the Russian Navy to implement several tasks at once, USC head Alexei Rakhmanov told journalists on Monday

NATO announced a buildup of presence in the Black Sea

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance has increased its presence in the Black Sea. A Gazeta.Ru correspondent reports about this. According to him, the bloc strengthened its presence in the region.

Russia will exhibit attack helicopters and fighters at an exhibition in Egypt

The international military-technical exhibition EDEX-2018 will be held in Cairo from December 3 to 5 and will be the first such large-scale event in North Africa. Rosoboronexport will present at the forum Russian armament and military equipment – products of 11 domestic manufacturers.

Aistyonok complex detects tanks 20 km

The Aistenok complex detects ground targets, in particular, tanks, at a distance of 200 m to 20 km. The total weight of the system components is 135 kg. The assembly of the complex and preparation for work takes about 5 minutes.

MiG-25RB and upgraded Su-24M2 lit up in Syria

The most powerful strike aircraft of the Syrian Air Force – the upgraded Su-24M2 and MiG-25RB are based together at the T-4 airbase. A photo appeared on the web, taken at this military facility, which is located near the famous Palmyra.

The US Navy ship will enter the Persian Gulf

The US military decided to send a group of ships of the Naval Forces (Navy) of the country to the Persian Gulf to demonstrate the power to Iran. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources in the Ministry of Defense.

In Ukraine began military gatherings reservists

In Ukraine, the collection of servicemen of the operational reserve began, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the country reported on Facebook. It is indicated that the fees will last up to 20 days. Brigade tactical exercises will be held at the test sites in the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions, which will last up to ten days.

Mi-28 and Ka-52 helicopters will arm with heavy high-explosive bombs.

Mi-28 helicopters “Night Hunter” and Ka-52 “Alligator” will equip the RF Ministry of Defense with unguided heavy explosive bombs (FAB), which have long been considered incompatible with these ships. About “Izvestia” reported in the Russian military

The State Department could not confirm the fact himataki in Syrian Aleppo

The special representative of the US Secretary of State for Syria, James Jeffrey, speaking to reporters, said that the US authorities did not have sufficient evidence about the conduct of a chemical attack by militants in Syrian Aleppo.

ECONOMY

Qatar announces withdrawal from OPEC

Qatar announced its intention to leave the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 1, 2019. This was announced at a press conference by the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Bin Srid Al-Kaabi. According to him, this decision is not related to any conflicts with other members of the organization and this step should not be considered politically motivated.

“This is a technical decision, caused by the desire to strengthen Qatar’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the world, and we also proceed from Qatar’s oil production,” he explained.

The Minister noted that Qatar plans to focus on gas production and increasing LNG production

China has agreed to reduce duties on cars from the US

US President Donald Trump on Twitter said that China agreed to reduce and remove duties on the importation of American cars into the country.

China agreed to reduce and cancel duties on cars supplied to China from the United States. Currently, the duty is 40% – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States

“Victory” proposed to introduce a paid registration at Russian airports

Loukoster Pobeda turned to the Ministry of Transport with a proposal to exclude the carrier’s obligation to include in the ticket price the registration fee at the airport from the federal aviation regulations (FAP). About this in an interview with RBC said the head of “Victory” Andrei Kalmykov.

Regions will begin to stock grain to stabilize the price of bread

Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev, who oversees the agro-industrial complex, following a meeting with Valery Cheshinsky, President of the Russian Union of Bakers (RSP), instructed the heads of relevant departments and regional governments to create grain reserves in a timely manner to prevent food price spikes and generally stabilize the bread market.

The former owner of FC Otkrytie abandoned the claim to the DIA to 28 billion rubles

Otkrytie Holding filed a lawsuit against the DIA in July, the company asked to invalidate the contract of assignment of claims between the agency and the Growth Bank for a debt of 28 billion rubles. The money was received by the holding in 2015 from the DIA for the reorganization of the Bank Trust, which was reorganized by Otkritie FC. The representative of the plaintiff did not explain why the claim was withdrawn.

Patrushev reported to Putin about the prices of bread, sugar and milk

According to him, the wholesale prices for bread made from rye flour and a mixture of rye and wheat flour remain at the level of 2017. Wholesale milk prices can also be compared with the prices of last year.

There is a certain deviation at the wholesale prices for sugar. The wholesale price for sugar is higher than in 2017. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture explained that Russia produces about 6 million tons of sugar, and domestic consumption is 5.8 million tons, so there will not be any difficulties.

Russian billionaires since the beginning of the year have become richer by $ 2.7 billion

The second place among Russian businessmen is occupied by one of the main owners of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, who increased his fortune by $ 1.11 billion to $ 20 billion. On the third line is the main beneficiary of NLMK, Vladimir Lisin, with a capital of $ 18.6 billion. Mr. Lisin became richer at $ 584 million

The project “Nord Stream – 2” financed by 6 billion euros

The foreign partners of the oil company provided financing for EUR 3.273 billion, including EUR 1.644 billion for long-term financing (until 2035) and EUR 1.29 billion for bridge financing (until 2019). How the project is financed by Gazprom is not disclosed in the financial statements: Nord Stream 2 AG is a 100% subsidiary of the company and intragroup transactions are not displayed in the financial statements.

Upon execution of the budget, investments by Gazprom into the project in 2017 amounted to 103.3 billion rubles. (1.57 billion euros), for 2018 (after revision) provided for the amount of 92.183 billion rubles. (1.25 billion euros).

The cost of construction of the Nord Stream – 2 is estimated at 9.5 billion euros, taking into account interest costs.

“Hole” in the balance sheet Inkabank amounted to 2.8 billion rubles

The “hole” in the Inkabank balance sheet (Moscow), whose license was revoked on October 31 of this year, is about 2.8 billion rubles, according to data on the Central Bank website. Thus, the bank’s assets at the date of the license revocation are estimated at about 146.4 million rubles against almost 208.1 million in the balance sheet of a credit institution at the reporting date.

State Bank of Pakistan raised key rate to a record 10%

The State Bank of Pakistan (Central Bank) raised the refinancing rate by 1.5%. According to the Pakistani TV channel Samaa TV, now the key rate in Pakistan is 10% – a record figure for the last five years

Loading on the Russian Railways network in November increased by 1.2%

The average daily loading on the network of Russian Railways in November 2018 amounted to 3,564.6 thousand tons, a source familiar with the company’s activities told Interfax.

Russian polar aviation want to transfer to gas engine fuel

The transfer of Russian polar aviation to gas-engine fuel will reduce budget costs for the delivery of aviation kerosene to the northern regions and increase the flight life of airplanes and helicopters by 30%. The initiative was supported by the members of the Coordinating Council for the Financial Control of the Infrastructure Complex under the budget committee of the Federation Council

Heineken and AB InBev raise beer prices for European cafes and restaurants

A spokesman for the company said that prices rose slightly: – We want to emphasize that the prices for Heineken, Amstel and Brand for both 50-liter kegs and tank beer are very competitive, and the price adjustment is very small.

Privolzhsknedra auctioned oil and gas sites in Bashkiria

Baikinsky subsoil area of 348 square meters. km It is located on the territory of Karaidelsky and partly of the Askin districts of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The starting amount of a one-time payment for the use of subsoil is 19.81 million rubles.

North Kushkulsky subsoil area of 423.9 square meters. km Located in Karaidel district. For it is proposed to pay 14.52 million rubles as a one-time payment.

Shakhtausky subsoil area of 67 square meters. km It is located on the territory of Sterlitamak and Aurgazinsky districts of Bashkiria. The starting amount of one-time payment for the use of subsoil amounts to 3,501 million rubles.

For Toshkurovsky plot of 244 square meters. km is proposed to pay 13.5 million rubles. The site is located on the territory of Askin and Baltachevsky districts.

The results of the auction summed January 29, 2019.

Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend the OPEC agreement

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend the OPEC + agreement to control oil production, TASS reports. According to him, the question about the volume of production remains open.

Now about the price of oil and our agreements. Yes, we have an agreement to extend our agreement. And the question is, there is no final point about volumes. But we together with Saudi Arabia will do it. – Vladimir Putin

Hong Kong company builds neighborhood in Vladivostok

A subsidiary of the Hong Kong corporation “AO TON”, which is a resident of the free port of Vladivostok, has launched a project to build a residential complex. As it became known, RKSK LLC began construction of the frame of the first apartment building.

Top 10 countries with the most rapid increase in housing prices

Malta + 12.86%, Hong Kong + 11.11%, Netherlands + 8.45%, Singapore + 7.93%, Ireland + 7.21%, Philippines + 5.75%, Macao + 5.49%, Germany + 5.15%, Thailand + 5.13%, Mexico + 4.75%

In Russia, experts say about the “minimum increase in the value of real estate”, which amounted to 0.18% on an annualized basis.

The most significant annual decline analysts have noted in Egypt (-20.91%), Turkey (-11.27%), Dubai in the UAE (-8.73%), Ukrainian Kiev (-6.27%) and Shanghai China ( -4.49%).

Central Bank: more than 7 billion rubles were withdrawn from Agrosoyuz Bank

The temporary administration, which manages the bank Agrosoyuz, has identified operations for the withdrawal of assets worth more than 7 billion rubles. former management and owners of the bank. This is reported on the website of the Central Bank.

Uralkali changes its markets

Uralkali will direct products previously destined for India and China to more profitable markets. The company has signed a contract with China for an insignificant amount of potassium chloride at $ 290 / t, the contract with India may not be signed at all, Interfax from Kenya reported the words of the main owner of the company Dmitry Mazepin. There, the businessman held talks with President Uhuru Kenyata about the conditions for the participation of Uralkali and another of his companies, Uralhim, in tenders for the supply of fertilizers to agricultural producers.

Property confiscation was unprofitable for the state

Last year, the Federal Property Management Agency spent on storage of confiscated property more than it received from its sale. About this in conclusion on the basis of testing the effectiveness of the implementation of the confiscated writes the Accounting Chamber. Audit findings are at the disposal of RBC.

Regions will receive 8.6 billion rubles to compensate for the jump in fuel prices

The government will allocate 8.6 billion rubles. regions for the procurement of coal and fuel oil required for heating. The decision was taken at a meeting on November 29, the government order is already preparing for signing, RBC was told in the press service of the Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko.

For the first time, 12 regions will receive subsidies. We considered the possibility of helping the subjects in order to secure the passage of the heating season. None of the citizens should not be left without heat. These subsidies will be sent as soon as possible. – Vitaly Mutko, Russian politician

Passion for loans pushes Russians into debt trap

In the first half of the year alone, Russians borrowed 68.3 billion rubles from banks to cover existing debts. This is 1.7 times more than last year. The average loan amount taken by borrowers to refinance increased by 17%.

Dividend yield of Bank St. Petersburg shares

We estimate the bank’s net profit for 2018 at about 8.3 billion rubles. (+11 g / g), and with a payout ratio of 20%, the bank should pay about 3.3 rubles. per share, which implies a dividend yield of 6.8%.

Gazprombank places bonds for 5 billion rubles

The maturity period is 3.5 years, the offer is not provided. The nominal value of one security is 1000 rubles. The indicative rate of the 1st coupon is in the range of 8.95-9.10% per annum, which corresponds to the yield to maturity at the level of 9.15-9.31% per annum.

Corporations are not in a hurry to part with debts

Monitoring the global economy Non-financial corporations around the world over the past five years (from the second quarter of 2013) have accumulated a total of more than $ 16 trillion of net debt, according to calculations by the Washington Institute of International Finance.

Construction of a floating LNG terminal completed in the port of Kaliningrad

The construction of a floating LNG storage and regasification terminal in the port of Kaliningrad was completed, Governor Anton Alikhanov said on Monday during a live broadcast on the Kaliningrad GTRK television channel.

Russian oil transit to China grew by more than 70%

The first branch of the Skovorodino-Dacin pipeline was commissioned on January 1, 2011. The pipeline significantly reduces the cost of Chinese imports of Russian oil, which used to be produced mainly through rail deliveries.

Japan resumes oil imports from Iran

At the end of 2018, Japan can resume imports of crude oil from Iran. At the end of 2018, Japan can resume imports of crude oil from Iran, said the president of the Japanese oil company, Takashi Tsukoka.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES

The DeepMind algorithm predicted the three-dimensional shape of a protein better than a human

In our body can be from tens of thousands of different proteins to a million. Determining their structures, and therefore their functions, would allow us to better understand not only the work of the organism as a whole, but also create new types of drugs that fight a variety of ailments – from diabetes to Parkinson’s disease.

Donating to sleep is optional

Researchers have shown that during an examination session at a university, it is more important for a student to allocate time for a full sleep than for a night cram. A new strategy to stimulate students will be published in the Journal of Interior Design, and the test results will be published in the journal Teaching of Psychology. A short summary is already available at Eurekalert.org.

“The best dream helped, and did not hurt the final exam. This is contrary to the opinion of the majority of college students that they should donate either to study or to sleep, ”the authors conclude.

Spider silk production plant to be built in Thailand

Artificial spider silk, which will be made by the giant factory of the Spiber startup, will satisfy 15-20% of the global demand for the material of the future – durable, lightweight and elastic

Spiber’s spider silk is four times stronger than steel, and more elastic than nylon, according to Nikkei. The material is used in various fields, including medical products. However, a startup aimed at orders from manufacturers of clothing and cars, but they need completely different volumes.

Nanocomposite magnets will allow you to create new electric motors

New metal materials, scientists from Pittsburgh intend to use when creating electric motors, which will allow them to reduce the size of the motors, while maintaining the existing power levels.

In Japan, robots have learned how to work productively with humans.

Engineers taught robots to synchronize their actions with human movements. As the experts said, the development of interaction between robots and humans is an important issue of modern robotics. Therefore, many scientists are working to ensure that robots can work with humans and help them.

A previously unknown giant cave discovered in Canada

In Canada, surveyors were able to identify a giant cave, which turned out to be one of the largest in the world. Previously, researchers never saw it, so research will be conducted for the first time.

Found the missing link of whale evolution

The prehistoric whale, which lived about 33 million years ago, may be the “missing link” in the evolution of marine mammals. A new species called Maiabalaena nesbittae.

Metamaterials turned the office with Wi-Fi into an analog computer

French physicists have come up with a way to turn an office with Wi-Fi into an analog computer. To do this, scientists covered the office walls with meta-surfaces that change the boundary conditions for the reflected waves, and set up the antenna response creating and measuring the electromagnetic field.

Scientists have discovered the secrets of longevity of giant turtles

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Lonely George and the giant tortoise Aldabrachelys gigantea, an endemic of Aldabra Island. A representative of this species, male Jonathan, is currently the oldest living land animal, about 186 years old.

It turned out that these turtles have more copies of the genes that are part of the innate immunity system in mammals than in mammals. They also acquired additional copies of genes or developed mutations in genes that affect aging. Moreover, additional copies of genes protect turtles from cancer.

Physicists are close to managing chemical reactions

In previous works, in which scientists from MIPT from Oleg Tolstikhin’s group participated, it was shown that studying the interaction of molecules with a strong electromagnetic field of a laser leads not only to an understanding of the electronic structure of the molecule, but also to control the movement of electrons in it with attosecond time resolution.

Physicists have found a way to launch the first fusion reactor

Scientists from the UK said they had found a way to cool the plasma heated to a million degrees with a special installation. According to scientists, by 2025 it will be possible to start the first fusion reactor, if their hopes for the installation are met.

Scientists have discovered the missing link in the evolution of whales

Scientists have discovered the missing link in the evolution of whales – a new species, just four and a half meters in size, without whiskers and teeth, which is uncharacteristic for modern underwater mammals. Information about this appeared in the publication Current Biology. A new species called Maiabalaena nesbittae. A new species called Maiabalaena nesbittae. According to paleontologists, this individual is a transitional variant from ancient whales to modern ones and answers all questions that have arisen in the past regarding the development of these animals.

In the diet of ancient people was caviar and fish

German scientists analyzed fragments of an ancient vessel, which date back to the 10th millennium BC, and found out that the ancient people who lived in Germany ate a dish of fish caviar 6000 years ago.

The digestive system of crustaceans will help scientists turn wood into biofuel

A team of scientists led by the University of York studied the posterior intestine and found that hemocyanas — the same proteins that make invertebrate blood blue — are crucial to their ability to extract sugar from the tree.

SPACE

Kepler filmed the death of a star in detail

According to the website of the Australian National University (ANU), astronomers have witnessed the long death of a star in a distant galaxy. We are talking about the supernova SN 2018oh, located 170 million light-years from us.

Scientists have revealed the main secret of black holes

Scientists from the National Astronomical Observatory in Japan found out that black holes are actually clusters of several types of gas that mix inside the formation and constantly “explode” outside.

NASA scientists told about the first results of the landing InSight

The InSight landing module landed on the surface of Mars in the right place. Scientists did not find large stones and other obstacles that could interfere with the work of the drill and observations of the marsh shakes, NASA said.

Space offered to bring 20 kilometers

The International Aviation Federation (FAI) proposed to the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) to discuss the possibility of reducing the official boundary of outer space (the Karman line) from 100 to 80 kilometers

In the double star system there are planets with life.

In a system with two stars, planets have been discovered whose satellites have all the conditions for the emergence and maintenance of life. The moons were discovered in the Kepler-35 system. Like the planet Tatooine from Star Wars in this system, all bodies revolve around two stars dancing with each other.

LIGO has reported four new gravity waves.

The LIGO / Virgo group found four more gravitational waves emitted during the confluence of black holes in the data of the second season of observation — the events GW170729, GW170809, GW170818 and GW170823. Thus, the total number of registered gravity waves reached eleven. This was reported by physicists at the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop Conference, a preprint of the work was posted on the website arXiv.org. In addition, scientists have published the first catalog of gravitational waves

Virgin Galactic will send people into space before the end of the year

Billionaire Richard Branson, the head of Virgin Galactic, specified the date of the first flight of his suborbital ship: test pilots will go to space before Christmas, followed by the first space tourists who will see that the Earth is round and will have “astronaut wings”.

Astronomers have shown stars that look like comets.

The image shows the Westerlund 1 star cluster, one of the most massive and the youngest in the Milky Way. In the photo are visible comet “tails”. They are formed by dense and powerful winds that stars throw into space.

“The mechanism of this phenomenon is similar to the one with which comets come to life with their famous tails,” explained ESO. “In the Solar System, they are“ blown out ”of the nuclei of mother comets by particle streams emanating from the Sun. Therefore, comet tails are always directed to The sun. ”

Neptune is moving closer to Mars

December 7, a rather rare and interesting event for astronomers-observers will happen – a close convergence of two planets in the sky: Mars and Neptune.

AUTO

KIA and Hyundai are planning to release pickups on the same platform

Following Hyundai, which is about to launch its first pickup truck based on the Santa Cruz concept of 2015, we started to create our own “open SUV” at KIA. Home sales are scheduled for 2020. This was announced by the chief designer of the South Korean alliance Hyundai-KIA Luke Donkervolke

Pre-order for a new Mercedes-Benz GLE is open in Russia

Russia began accepting orders for the new Mercedes-Benz GLE. Premium crossover is available in three trim levels: Premium, Sport and Sport Plus with gasoline and diesel engines. Prices start at 4,650,000 rubles.

Groupe PSA and Toyota announced long-term cooperation

The PSA group and the Toyota company are expanding cooperation in Europe. As part of the agreement, the French alliance will expand the production line of Toyota commercial vehicles with a new C-class minivan.

KAMAZ and Rostselmash are going to develop unmanned combines

The heads of the two large industrial companies KAMAZ and Rostselmash plan to conclude an agreement on the joint production of unmanned combines. In order to implement the agreement, in the near future a group of specialists will be organized who will directly address this issue.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan sells for 2.5 billion rubles

In the town of Sunny Isles Beach (Sunny Isles Beach) in Miami-Dade County (Florida, USA), the British SUV is sold for $ 38 million, which is 2.5 billion rubles at the current rate!

The imposing set of “options” is included in the crossover, which includes … a luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II sedan, a Lamborghini Aventador supercar and a luxurious furnished penthouse with an area of 1207 square meters on the 47th floor!

New Toyota Corolla was the best in the crash test JNCAP

As a result of the tests, it turned out that the best indicators were assigned to the Korol model from Toyota (122.4 points). Subaru Forester took the second position (122.3 points). The third number in the ranking of the Honda N-VAN (119.2 points).

Electric hypercar Pininfarina PF0 will get 1900 “horses”

The new Hypercar Pininfarina PF0 will not only be super stylish, but also supposed to be the most powerful production car in the world. As we know, PF0 will receive from the manufacturer an electric power unit supplied by the Croatian company Rimac. Earlier, the auto company declared that the car could accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in 2 seconds, and reach 300 kilometers in less than 12 seconds. Now I understand why he was awarded the title of the “fastest” car in advance.

Daimler advanced in “communication” drone with people

Pedestrians are used to looking for eye contact with drivers to make sure they are safely crossing the road. They expect a similar interaction from the drones. Researchers from the concern Daimler talk about “informed trust” and devoted him to the project Cooperative Car.

Seat Leon can become a sedan

The trend of focusing on crossovers is spreading among most car manufacturers. However, the company Seat, it seems, decided to take a more risky path. After all, developers are going to turn your Leon model sedan into a sedan

SsangYong introduced a racing SUV for the Dakar

The weight of the SUV is just under 2 tons. Under the hood, the SsangYong Rexton DKR is an 8-cylinder engine with a capacity of 450 hp. A pair of engine is a 6-speed sequential gearbox. From zero to hundred, the model accelerates in 4.4 seconds, and the maximum speed is 195 km / h

FAW brought to the tests a new large premium crossover

The Chinese concern has started testing a new large crossover, which will be sold under the Besturn brand.

Volkswagen created super clean fuel R33 BlueDiesel

The new fuel was called the R33 BlueDiesel and developed by Volkswagen engineers in collaboration with Coburg University specialists. According to the information of the portal Auto Evolution, you cannot call a fundamentally new development: the idea put forward by the Neste concern about 10 years ago is the basis of biofuel.

Seat has shown a futuristic concept Vitoria crossover

The main advantages of the new development are a very spacious cabin, an electric battery, which, according to the manufacturer, will differ from its counterparts, as well as an autonomous control system of the fifth level, thanks to which the vehicle is fully self-driving. According to preliminary data, the new development of the Spanish manufacturer will not see the light in the near future. In addition, there is information that the car can see the light in 2030 or even later.

Updated Jaguar XE sedan debuts in 2019

The British company plans to introduce an updated Jaguar XE sedan next year. This was reported by the foreign edition with reference to the head of the Rawdon Glover brand division.

Which cars are better: modern or old?

Almost all automakers have deteriorated the quality of their cars, namely, engine performance, strength of the body and its components, suspension system, etc. These elements, after a breakdown, are often completely unrepairable, so they are sent to a landfill.

Now automakers have begun to pay more attention to ecology. They reduced fuel consumption by reducing the weight of the car. But this caused a significant decrease in the service life of vehicles.

CULTURE

Boyarsky urged to return censorship in the cinema and theater

Actor and singer Mikhail Boyarsky said that he was in favor of censorship in the field of theater and cinema and the creation of artistic councils, reports RIA Novosti. According to Boyarsky, “artistic licentiousness” does not benefit the state.

The festival-school of contemporary art “Territory. Sakhalin

Soloists of the “Helikon-Opera” theater will take part in the concert, and the exhibition will be presented by the staff of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In addition, People’s Artist of Russia Yevgeny Mironov will talk about the program for the development of theatrical art in the regions of the Far East.

National Media Group will buy 50% of Art Pictures Studio

The National Media Group (NMG) has agreed to purchase 50% of the film company Art Pictures Studio from its founders, director Fyodor Bondarchuk, and producer Dmitry Rudovsky. This was reported on Monday by the newspaper Kommersant, citing sources in companies.

“Theatrical star” will be awarded at the Vakhtangov Theater

The only theatrical audience award in Russia “Theatrical Star” will be awarded on December 3 at the ceremony, which according to tradition will be held at the Vakhtangov Theater. The laureates are not determined by professional critics, but ordinary viewers by means of Internet voting on the award page.

Winners of the contest “Great Names of Russia” will be announced on December 4

The names of prominent figures of politics, science, art and culture, who won the contest “Great Names of Russia”, will be announced on December 4 on the TV channel Russia-1, according to organizers.

The Hermitage is planning to exhibit sculptures that can be touched

For many years, the Hermitage has a program called The Past at Fingertips, within which museum specialists work with children. This specialized program for visually impaired and blind children is built on archeology classes, which highlight the history of man from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. The Hermitage also tried the practice of including items for the visually impaired in the exhibition.

Videos about the history of Moscow began to show in the subway cars

The authors of the project wanted to tell all the most interesting things about the capital: legends, entertaining facts, unusual stories that will help to get to know the city better. You can learn, for example, about how Yuri Gagarin was met in Moscow after returning to Earth, or about what monument and from which the people call the “fridge with a beard”. See the videos in the subway will be until the end of the year.

The world’s largest bathyscaphe museum opened in Kronstadt

The exhibition presents six unique vehicles – from ultra-small Triton submarines to inhabited self-propelled vehicles such as “Reef” and “Langust”. Bathyscaphes were delivered from various regions of the country, where they were used in parts of the Navy, in scientific organizations and at enterprises of the fishing industry. The open-air museum is located on the pier at Petrovsky Park and is open to visitors at weekends.

Sculptures at the entrance to the pavilion “Azerbaijan” at VDNKh will be recreated according to author’s casts

We are talking about the lost sculptures of “Azerbaijan” and “Shepherd” that adorned the entrance to the building until the 1960s, while the profile of the exhibition did not change to industry and many pavilions were reconstructed. For the sculpture “Shepherd” author Faud Abdurakhmanov was awarded the Stalin Prize.

Days of the Far East in Moscow will begin with a fair on Tverskaya Square

Representatives from all regions of the Far Eastern Federal District will be located there. Visitors will be able to take master classes in arts and crafts, try unique teas in the Tea House, seafood delicacies in the Fisherman’s Village, as well as purchase souvenirs.

A separate pavilion will be devoted to tourism in the Far East, where you can plan your trip. On the main stage, non-stop will be regional bands.

Winners of the festival “Pushkin in Britain”

Poet Lyudmila Svirskaya from the Czech Republic became the winner of the poets’ tournament in the framework of the Pushkin in Britain festival. This was reported by Tass. The second place in the competition was taken by the poet Boris Fabrikant from Great Britain, the third – Sergey Kraynev from Serbia. The festival of Russian poetry “Pushkin in Britain” has been held in London since 2003.

Bust of Leo Tolstoy opened in Kazan University

The monument is set in the rector’s garden. This event crowns the Year of Tolstoy in Tatarstan. A bust on the campus appeared within the project “Alley of Russian Glory”. The ceremony was attended by Vladimir Tolstoy, adviser to the president of Russia on cultural issues, who is a great-great-grandson to the writer.

The project of the Siege of Leningrad Museum

The area of the museum complex will be almost 25 thousand square meters. The building will be divided into thematic blocks: “The Road of Life”, “Attempts to break the blockade”, “Operation Iskra”, “Lifting the blockade and the post-war reconstruction of the city.” cities.

Petersburg authorities approved the installation of the monument to playwright Volodin

The monument may appear in the Matveyevsky garden, next to the house where the playwright lived. The sculpture project was prepared by sculptor Igor Frolov. The initiative to install the monument belongs to the director of the Ostrov Theater Tamara Isaeva and the chairman of the Writers’ Union of St. Petersburg Valery Popov.

Shakhnazarov considers it necessary to limit the rental of American films in Russia

Limiting the number of American films in the Russian box office can support domestic cinema. This opinion was expressed by the head of Mosfilm, Karen Shakhnazarov, reports TASS.

In 2017, Shakhnazarov supported the proposal of the Ministry of Culture to introduce a 3% non-tax payment from each ticket sold to support domestic cinema to the Cinema Fund. Later, the ticket collection was rejected by the government.

Ministry of Culture will submit to the State Duma a bill on benefits for the book-selling

The Ministry of Culture will independently submit to the State Duma a bill that should provide bookstores with the right to rent on preferential terms premises in libraries, theaters, museums and other cultural institutions. This was announced at a meeting in the Office of the Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova.

Moscow Kremlin Museums present music festival

On December 3, in the Chamber of the Patriarchal Palace of the Patriarchal Palace, the opening of a new musical project of the Moscow Kremlin Museums “Kings and Muse: Opera at the Russian Court” will take place. The goal of the project is to show the development of opera art in Russia, which was held with the support of Russian rulers.

CINEMA

Relatives banned Ural director to produce a film about Carlson

Relatives of the Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, who created the plump good-natured person who lives on the roof, were forbidden to use such a name for the film. As the short film director told E1.RU, their team took a day to change the posters, trailers and change the name of the picture.

Guillermo del Toro spoke about his film adaptation of “Pinocchio”

Speaking at the Marrakesh Film Festival, Guillermo del Toro discussed with the audience his new project – a puppet cartoon based on the fairy tale by Carlo Collodi “Pinocchio”. According to the director, his picture is not at all suitable for family viewing.

The fifth season of the “Black Mirror” will be released on December 28

Netflix’s fifth season of Black Mirror will be released on December 28th. This information became known because of the error of the streaming service, which accidentally posted an image with a schedule of prime projects. The first episode of the new season will be called “Barmaglot” (“Bandersnatch”).

Timote Shalame starred in the new film Wes Anderson

In the center of the plot will be a branch of the American newspaper, located in Paris. In total, the film will have three separate storylines. Very soon, the film “The Beautiful Boy” will be released, starring Timote Shalame – watch the trailer here

The star of “Harry Potter” will play in the series M. Night Shyamalan

Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”, “The Wild Thing”) will perform one of the main roles in the multiseries psychological thriller, which will remove M. Night Shyamalan for Apple.

Lily Collins in the outcast trailer

The action takes place in the XIX century, a convict convict Jean Valjean tries to correct the mistakes of the past, but after him the imperious and cruel inspector Javert goes tirelessly, for whom Valjean is caught for his whole life. At the same time, France is on the verge of massive political change.

In Penza, chose the best actors of the festival “Male role”

The best young actor recognized Philip Gurevich, who played in the film Avdotya Smirnova “The Story of a single appointment.” The best male role, according to experts, was performed by Yevgeny Tsyganov.

A film about Ryazan parachutists will be shown at the film festival “Okraina”

On December 8, the 16th “Outskirts” film festival starts in Ryazan. About the program and features of the “Outskirts” of this year, said the president of the festival, Alexander Nikitin. Retrospective will last 17 days

The director of the 25th James Bond film told about the plot

The director of the anniversary episode “Bond” Carey Fukunaga intends to continue the storyline proposed by the creators of “Casino Royale.”

The network has an official trailer for the film “Captain Marvel”

An official trailer for the movie “Captain Marvel” starring Bree Larson appeared on the Web. The video was posted on the official Marvel Entertainment channel on YouTube. This is the first project of the studio with a central female character.

Israel Film Festival will be held in St. Petersburg

Cinemafilm Cinema Club presents the Israel Film Festival, which will be held from December 4 to 9 at the Giant Park cinema center.

Awards for the achievements of the British independent film industry

The event took place in England on December 2, 2018. Awards in the main categories were distributed as follows:

  • The best British independent film – “Favorite”;
  • The best foreign independent film – “Roma”;
  • The best director – Yorgos Lantimos, “Favorite”;
  • The best script – “Favorite”;
  • Best Actress – Olivia Coleman, “Favorite”;
  • Best Supporting Actress – Rachel Weiss, “Favorite”;
  • Best Actor – Joe Cole, “Fights without rules”;
  • Best Supporting Actor – Alessandro Nivola, “Defiance”;
  • The most promising debut – Jesse Buckley, “The Beast”;
  • Best Directorial Debut (Douglas Hickox Prize) – Richard Billingham, Ray and Liz;
  • The best debut scenario – “American Animals”;
  • Breakthrough in producing – “Ray and Liz”;
  • Best cinematography – Favoritka;
  • The best design of the painting is “Favorite”;
  • Best make-up and hairstyles – “Favorite”;
  • Best Costume Design – Favorite

MUSIC

Fans of Ozzy Osbourne congratulate the musician on his 70th birthday

The rock musician was born on December 3, 1948 in Birmingham, UK. In 1968, Osborne, along with Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, founded the famous rock band Black Sabbath, which broke up only last spring.

As a member of the band, Osborne ended up in the USA Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame British Music. Also, the rock musician has a star on the “Walk of Fame” in Birmingham and Hollywood. In total in the world more than 100 million records with the participation of a rock artist were sold.

Olga Seryabkina will give the first solo concert

The debut solo concert of the Molly project by the ex-member of the Silver group Olga Seryabkina will be held at the Izvestia Hall club on April 20, 2019. The concert will feature solo hits of the actress “Drunk”, “Fire”, “I just love you”, “Under My Skin”, etc.

The first exclusive concert Molly promises to be special, sincere and truly sincere – the organizers promise.

David Bowie “come to life” in Moscow in the photographs of Steve Shapiro

The exhibition was based on portraits of David Bowie from a twelve-hour private photo shoot, which he and Steve Shapiro held in 1974 in Los Angeles.

The group “Mummy Troll” will perform on “Invasion” in the Tver region

“Invasion 2019” will be held in the Big Zavidovo Tver region on July 5, 6 and 7. To date, it is already known that musical groups “Aquarium”, “Bi-2”, “Picnic”, and also Vyacheslav Butusov will perform at the festival

Sister Olga Buzovoy appeared in the clip rapper ST

Today Alexey Stepanov, known under the pseudonym ST, has released a music video for the song “Karenina”. A well-known rap artist was also the author of the script and editor. The main roles in the video were performed by Valeria Dergileva, Anastasia Spirina, Alisa Vasilyeva, and also Olga Buzovoy’s sister Anna

The Guardian named the best songs of 2018

The favorite of 50 music critics of the British edition and the only man in the top five of the rating was Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, who in 2018 released the track This is America.

Frontman Rammstein will present St. Petersburg show “Messer”

Till Lindemann will present on December 3 to St. Petersburg “Messer” – a show, information about which is still kept secret. According to some reports, this is a musical and poetic one-man show. The organizers have already reported that during the event any photo and video will be strictly prohibited.

On the eve of the northern capital Lindemann held an autograph session. “Messer” – a collection of poems by Till Lindemann, published in 2003; in the fall of 2018, the book was first published in Russia.

The festival of actual music “Other Space” ended with the premiere

Two scores of Gerard Grise sounded for the first time in Russia at the closing of the festival of actual music “Another Space”. The artistic director of the festival, Vladimir Yurovsky, believes that the fear of new music must be overcome. For this, according to him, it is necessary to come once every two years to one of the concerts of the “Other Space”, and, perhaps, to several.

Big Tesla Boy concert and presentation of the new album Remedy

December 23 in St. Petersburg from the scene of the Cosmonaut Club Tesla Boy present us a fresh album “Remedy”. And if the previous two works were electroklash and electropop, then the third plate is different. Here and symphonic flavor, introduced by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and pure electro-punk, and bright shades of jazz in saxophone solos and even hip-hop

Festival “World of Siberia” for the Universiade will be held in March in Krasnoyarsk

Instead of the first of July, the World of Siberia will be held from March 3 to 5. The Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, on orders from above, has found a way to diversify the leisure time of the Universiade guests. The festival will take place not in summer, but in spring, officials say.

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