2 Apr, 2019

Priests burned books about wizards

Priests burned books about wizards, vampires and werewolves in front of a church in Polish Gdansk, the SMS z Nieba Foundation informs. The Foundation published photographs showing how priests and servants collect books and other things in a basket, and then throw them into the fire. The burning, in particular, affected the books on Harry Potter, vampires and werewolves from the Twilight series, as well as The Secrets of Ancient Medicine and Magic. Together with them, masks and figurines that are associated with other religions and beliefs fell into the fire.

The priests explain that their action is a form of symbolic struggle with things that contradict the commandments of God and the Catholic Church.

“It’s hard to understand without the spirit of God,” says one of the protesters.

Clergyman Jan Kukharsky, who participated in the ceremony, said in response to a question about the Harry Potter books, that this type of literature is contrary to the word of God and should be discarded. The priest said that the believers brought books and things to be burned in the church.

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Maduro said the “electromagnetic attacks” on the objects of electricity

A massive power outage occurred across the country on Saturday evening, authorities announced new attacks on power supply facilities. On Sunday morning, in some parts of the country, electricity supply was restored, but then again it was interrupted.

“These were the” electromagnetic attacks “that caused damage to power lines,” he said. “In addition, we are investigating possible cases of infiltration into the power supply system, the investigation is already underway,” the Venezuelan president added.

Venezuela announced power saving mode

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Twitter announced the introduction of standards for the production, distribution and consumption of electricity in the country. According to him, these restrictions are introduced in Venezuela for 30 days.

The results of voting in the presidential elections in Ukraine

Ukrainians did not do one round. Comedian Vladimir Zelensky and head of state Petro Poroshenko will converge in the second round. It will be held on April 21.

Poroshenko noted that the elections were held freely, according to OSCE standards. At the same time, Tymoshenko called the exit poll results “corrupt and untrue” and assumed that she would dispute the voting results.

The CEC of Ukraine stated that it had not recorded serious violations during the voting. However, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the police received more than 1.9 thousand reports of violations, 31 criminal cases were opened.

In the south of Russia began large-scale exercises

The divisions of the two Russian combined-arms armies and the Black Sea Fleet coastal defense formations were alarmed within the framework of the large-scale exercises that started right away in the Crimea, Dagestan, North Ossetia and the Rostov Region, the press service of the Southern Military District reported

Miller claims no obstacles for Nord Stream-2

The head of Gazprom, Alexey Miller, stated that there were no obstacles to the construction of Nord Stream-2 and promised to complete the laying of two gas lines by the end of 2019.

In general, there are no fatal legal obstacles that would allow us to say now that we can not complete the construction of the Nord Stream – 2 before the end of 2019. – Alexey Miller

Brexit petition for cancellation has collected more than 6 million signatures

The petition demanding the abolition of Brexit and the preservation of UK membership in the European Union on Sunday broke the mark of 6 million signatures collected.

US threatened Russia with retribution for Maduro’s support

Russia can “pay a high price” for supporting the regime of the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro. About this on the air CNN said US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams. According to him, Washington will not disregard the actions of Moscow and Havana, which act as the main supporters of Maduro.

None of the top officials in the administration has any doubt that we will make them pay for it. – Elliot Abrams, American politician

Netanyahu: Israel will leave troops at the borders of the Gaza Strip

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the country will not withdraw troops from the Gaza Strip and is generally ready to conduct a military operation if necessary. The statement was made during the arrival in Israel of the President of Brazil, Zhair Bolshonar.

Large-scale exercises of rocket troops will be held in the Tver region

Large-scale exercises of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be held in April in the Tver region. This is the press service of the Ministry of Defense. According to the ministry, more than four thousand servicemen and 400 pieces of equipment will take part in the exercises of the Bologoevsky missile formation of the Strategic Missile Forces.

In Lithuania, will begin construction of diesel-electric submarines “Baltijos Audra” with hypersonic weapons

The admiral of the second article, Vardas Pavarda, at the weekly hearings on Euro-Atlantic cooperation made a report in which he announced the start of construction of the Baltijos Audra diesel-electric submarine at the shipyards of the Curonian Spit (NATO classification – Hake Fin). It is reported that the initiative of the Lithuanian military department has already been approved by the NATO headquarters. The submarine “Baltijos Audra” is planned to equip with hypersonic RVJ-M missiles (Rėkia virš jūros – a modernized version).

Tests of the giant railgun shot on video in Turkey

A video appeared on the network about the SAHI 209 BLOCK II modernized electromagnetic gun test passed in Turkey. Information about the results of the test is currently unavailable.

The installation is a tower located on a trailer-trawl, having a large diameter trunk. The device is capable of firing 35-mm projectiles weighing up to 1 kilogram. Shot range can reach 50 kilometers. The main purpose of the railgun is planned to be used in air defense systems.

The government supported equating electronic cigarettes to ordinary ones.

The government commission on crime prevention supported the position of the Ministry of Health of Russia and Rospotrebnadzor on the unified regulation of electronic and conventional cigarettes, Interfax reports.

Residential complexes are planning to equip the face recognition system

Residential complexes can be equipped with biometric facial recognition systems. The pilot project for the introduction of such a development plans to launch the Kalashnikov concern. The initiative is aimed at improving the safety of citizens, the general director of the company, Vladimir Dmitriev, told Izvestia.

From the oldest prison in Japan will make a luxury hotel

The oldest prison in Japan Nara will be rebuilt in a luxury hotel, writes News On Japan. The prison was built in 1908 of red brick and is the personification of the Meiji era. In addition, Nara was the only pristine of the five prisons of that time and was used as intended until 2017.

Rospotrebnadzor launched the Single Consultation Center

Rospotrebnadzor from April 1 launched the Single Consultation Center (ECC), which will work around the clock and seven days a week in Russian and English, is reported on Monday on the site of the department.

Moscow authorities have subsidized taxi companies for six years

Since 2012, the authorities of Moscow have been taxiing taxi companies for more than 700 million rubles, which made it possible to significantly renew their fleet. This was reported by TASS Deputy Mayor of Moscow Maxim Liksutov

Sobyanin told about the benefits for older Muscovites

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on the Russia 1 TV channel noted that all social benefits for older people will be maintained, despite raising the retirement age.

“We made sure that those citizens who will later retire will still have the same benefits as previous pensioners, but without retirement already at the age of 55 and 60. This concerns including public transport, ”said Sobyanin.

Malaysian ex-prime minister suspected of paying $ 367 million in taxes

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suspected of not paying taxes in the amount of $ 367 million, MalayMail reports. According to the newspaper, Razak did not declare about 4 billion ringgit (almost $ 1 billion). As noted, this amount includes “financial assistance”, which he received from the royal family of Saudi Arabia

It has become easier for exporters to get a VAT rebate.

To substantiate the application of the zero tax rate on VAT when transporting exported goods by rail from April 1, 2019, electronic documents may be submitted to the tax authority instead of copies of shipping and shipping documents.

This opportunity is provided by:

  • in the implementation of services for the international carriage of goods exported by rail in the customs procedure of export;
  • in the implementation of freight forwarding services and services for the provision of railway rolling stock for transportation or transportation by rail of exported goods;
  • when performing work by Russian carriers in rail transport in relation to exported goods.

Income Poroshenko for the year increased 95 times

Incomes of the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in 2018 increased by more than 95 times compared with 2017. From the tax return it follows that the total amount of his income, including gifts, is 1.55 billion UAH (about $ 56.9 million).

The Ministry of Finance proposed to abolish VAT at 10% for sugar-containing beverages.

Deputy Finance Minister Ilya Trunin sent to the government proposals to abolish the preferential value-added tax rate for beverages with high sugar content (it is now set at 10%), the Kommersant newspaper writes, citing a letter from Trunin and the ministry representative.

FAS proposed to reduce the number of natural monopolies

The number of natural monopolies in Russia will decrease from 14 to eight after the abolition of the law on natural monopolies. The deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Sergey Puzyrevsky said this in an interview with the Kommersant newspaper

“With the new definition, only infrastructure spheres remain in the status of natural monopolies: transmission of oil and petroleum products, gas through pipelines, railways, train stations, etc.) Public telecommunication services, electricity transmission, heat supply, water supply, water disposal <…> there are 14 of them, eight will remain, “said Puzyrevsky.

The areas in which natural monopolies should disappear include ports, airports, inland waterways, ice wiring, disposal of radioactive waste, and postal services, the official said.

The freezing of gasoline prices in Russia will be extended for another three months

Prices for gasoline and diesel in Russia in small wholesale will remain fixed for another three months, starting from April 1. The government last week decided to extend the relevant agreements with the oil companies for this period.

Omsk Oil Refinery Begins a Loss

The Omsk Oil Refinery, like the other Russian oil refinery Gazprom Neft, sharply worsened its financial performance. The general director of Gazprom Neft, Alexander Dyukov, commenting on the refining economy in the first quarter of this year, made an unexpected announcement to the media:

“All refineries have suffered losses. Gasoline production was unprofitable. We were imposed unnecessary obligations in the domestic market (fuel supply, which created an excess of supply. – Ed). We fulfilled these obligations, but as a result we dropped the wholesale prices in the domestic market, and from this we got a double loss. ”

“On the one hand, we have to make investment decisions on refinery modernization. On the other hand, the government is doing everything to kill the economy of oil refining and make it ineffective, the director general of Gazprom Neft complained. “But now the government should determine how much oilmen should supply fuel to the domestic market.”

The duty on oil exports from the Russian Federation from April 1 rises by $ 6.2

The duty on highly viscous oil in April increases to $ 9.7 from $ 9.1. The duty on light oil products and oils rises to 29.2 dollars from 27.3 dollars per ton, on dark ones – to 97.4 dollars from 91.2 dollars.

In Krasnoyarsk, Sberbank requires 2.6 billion rubles. from a major telecom operator

PJSC “Sberbank of Russia” filed a lawsuit to recover more than 2.6 billion rubles. from Krasnoyarsk JSC “KB” Iskra “, which provides communication services. According to the documents of the arbitration, the reason for the dispute was the improper performance of obligations under the loan agreement.

Capital small business loses its attractiveness

Indicators of the development of private entrepreneurship in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2018 worsened and fell back to the level of four years ago, the study “Tachometer of small and medium businesses. Version 4.0. The results of the 2018 “consulting company” 2B Dialogue “, writes” Kommersant “.

The payback period for all types of business activities in Moscow increased from 0.9-10.2 years to 2-10.5 years. The investment attractiveness of businesses showed a negative trend. If in 2017 an investor to get 1 rub. revenues, invested 0.2–2.4 rubles, then in 2018 – already 0.2–3.2 rubles.

“Magnet” decided to make a gift to the president

According to the Vedomosti publishing house, from April 1 to April 5, the management of the trading network, the second in terms of the number of stores in Russia, has planned to repurchase its shares in the market in the amount of 670.4 million rubles. They will be transferred as a reward to company president Jan Dunning

APF lost part of the pension savings of Russians

The financial problems of NPFs have affected the accounts of millions of clients. By the end of 2018, the total returns of the largest Russian non-state pension funds (NPFs) turned out to be significantly less than inflation.

The government can use the National Welfare Fund to pay benefits to oilmen

The government is looking for a way to compensate for falling budget revenues of 190 billion rubles. from the increase in compensation to oilmen for the supply of motor fuel to the domestic market. One option is to take money from the National Wealth Fund (NWF). It was suggested to consider such an opportunity after the meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on March 21. About this “Vedomosti” told two federal officials and the person who saw the minutes of the meeting with the Prime Minister. Medvedev representative didn’t answer Vedomosti’s questions

100 billion rubles for the development of tourism

The Ministry of Economics of Russia has prepared a “roadmap” of a strategy for the development of the tourism industry for a period of six years, the Vedomosti newspaper reported, citing a document. As the federal official told the publication, they can allocate up to 100 billion rubles to finance the strategy until 2024.

Named the most profitable company in the world in 2018

Saudi Saudi Aramco became the most profitable company in the world in 2018, earning $ 111.1 billion for the year, reports Bloomberg, citing data from Moody’s Investors Service, published on the eve of the oil and gas giant’s exit from Saudi Arabia to the international bond market.

Saudi Aramco issues $ 10 billion bonds

The proceeds will be used to pay the advance payment on the transaction with SABIC. Next week, the state-owned oil company of Saudi Arabia will issue bonds in the amount of $ 10 billion.

Online casinos legalized in Belarus

As BelTA informs, the tax authorities and the gambling monitoring center will have remote access to the online casino, and from August 1, the establishment must connect to a system that provides control over turnover in the gambling industry. The decree also concerns the activities of ordinary gambling houses. It will not be necessary to register gambling tables and slot machines, cash desks for betting shops and sweepstakes with the tax authorities, gambling business tax can be paid in a fixed amount.

It will be possible to visit gambling establishments from the age of 21, and not from the age of 18, as it was before the decree. Casino visitors and establishments themselves will not be allowed to give players money to participate in gambling. The duty to record casino visitors and recipients of winnings is also introduced.

Dividend yield of Surgutneftegaz will be 8.5-9.3%

Net profit for 2018 was an impressive 827.6 billion rubles. (x5.5 g / g) at the expense of profit from exchange rate fluctuations in the amount of 509.6 billion rubles. amid the weakening of the ruble by 8%. This implies impressive dividends on preferred shares in the amount of 7.6 rubles. – above our forecast of 6.9 rubles.

In the UAE announced a record increase in fuel prices

Super 98 gasoline went up by 9.85% to 2.23 dirhams ($ US 0.61) per liter. The price of a liter of Special 95 rose by 9.89% compared with the previous month – up to 2.11 dirhams ($ US 0.57). A slight increase of 3.3% occurred with the price of diesel fuel – up to 2.49 dirhams ($ US 0.68).

The name of the reign of the new emperor will be announced in Japan.

The name of the reign of the new emperor of Japan will be announced on Monday by the government of the country. Contrary to tradition, it will be communicated to the population in advance – exactly one month before the present crown prince Naruhito takes the throne.

In Poland, they want to consolidate the EU’s membership in the Constitution

As reported on Sunday, March 31, Radio Poland, in the opinion of the Deputy Minister of Culture of Poland, Jaroslav Sellin, an article should be included in the Polish Constitution, which will speak about the country’s presence in the European Union.

In China, universities have launched a program in the specialty “artificial intelligence”

The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in China creates demand for qualified specialists in this field. To this end, the Chinese authorities decided to launch a program of university training in the specialty “artificial intelligence” in 35 universities of the country.

Polluted land companies Novokuznetsk face a large fine

Administrations of institutions brought to responsibility under Art. 8.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation “Failure to comply with environmental requirements when handling industrial waste, substances that destroy the ozone layer, or other hazardous substances”, which entails an administrative fine of up to 30,000 rubles as a punishment, reports the MOI Department for the Kemerovo Region.

Unknown opened fire on protesters in Caracas

As reported by El Nacional, the militants may have opened fire from “collective fighters” – pro-government self-defense detachments. As a result of the shelling, two people were injured, they were taken to hospital. According to the publication, residents of the city came out to protest because of interruptions in the supply of electricity and lack of drinking water.

The dates of the festival “Quiet Meridians 2019” are named

Film Festival “Pacific Meridians” will be held in Vladivostok from 13 to 19 September 2019. This was announced on April 1 by the “Film Distributor’s Bulletin” portal with reference to the artistic director of the Gorky Primorsky Theater Yefim Zvenyatsky

Killian Murphy starred with Emily Blunt in the sequel to “Silent Place”

Popular British actor Killian Murphy will make Emily Blunt’s company in the continuation of the fantastic movie “Quiet Place.”

The network has published a trailer for the film “The Curse of Annabelle-3”

Pictures has a trailer for the horror film “The Curse of Annabelle-3”, directed by Gary Doberman. Previously, he worked as a screenwriter on such tapes as “It” and “The Curse of the Nun.”

Rapper Iroh released a solo album “Pronounced Iroh”

Former member of the Sabbat Cult rapper Iroh released a solo album “Pronounced Iroh”. The album was the first major release of the artist after the collapse of the union.

Madonna will sing at Eurovision for a million dollars

Initially, the singer wanted to sing a song with political content, but Euro decided not to take such a risk. As a result, Madonna made concessions and agreed to compete for a fee of $ 1 million.

In Russia, there was a leak of personal data of customers of stores

In the letter received by Izvestia, it is stated that the cash register equipment was reconfigured to transfer data to third parties. Not only that under the contract, all information should go exclusively to the CRF server, so also these companies can use far from in the interests of consumers. “Flowing” data can be used for competitive intelligence and analysis of customer preferences.

“Relatively speaking, from a dealer in household appliances to a grocery retailer,” said the publication source.

Americans assembled the first flight prototype of a three-fan hybrid aircraft

The American company XTI Aircraft has completed the assembly and refinement of the first prototype of the promising three-fan hybrid aircraft TriFan 600, writes Aviation Week. In the near future, the developers plan to obtain and test electric motors for the aircraft, after which they will be mounted on the TriFan 600 and will begin to prepare the aircraft for the first flight.

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media wants to develop a Russian analogue of Telegram

The Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Konstantin Noskov, said that the government plans to “create an alternative protected messenger”, similar to Telegram, which will provide Russians with safe communication.

In Khabarovsk, 30 thousand people do not have access to the Internet

The Minister of Information Technologies of the Khabarovsk Territory said that almost 30 thousand people cannot use high-speed Internet. To solve this problem in the region they plan to launch the work of satellite communications operators, reports RIA “Vostok-Media”.

OZON started selling the football version of the Samsung smart watch

Ozon became the only multi-category online platform where the sales of the limited edition version of the Samsung Gear S3 frontier smart watch, launched for the Spartak football club, started. The football version of the wearable device has been released in limited edition.

Rugged smartphone LG K12 + priced at $ 300

LG has officially unveiled a mid-level smartphone K12 +, which is made in accordance with the standard MIL-STD-810G. The device boasts increased durability

Microsoft has released a new version of Surface Book 2

Microsoft has released a new version of the hybrid tablet Surface Book 2. A 13.5-inch model with a quad-core Intel Core i5-8350U eighth generation has become available. The model also includes 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB on a solid-state drive.

A change in the 3D genome has suppressed the work of cancer-forming genes.

Russian molecular biologists have discovered, by studying one of the most promising anticancer drugs, that tumor cells can be destroyed without destroying their DNA, but by changing the spatial structure of its “packaging”. The results of their experiments were published in the journal Nature Communications.

This leads to the suppression of the work of a number of genes that ensure the viability of cancer cells. – Sergey Razin, biologist

Linguistic abilities in the brain occupy only 1.5 megabytes

Psychologists from the United States of America have determined the volume of linguistic data that by eighteen years the average English-speaking person is assimilating. The maximum amount of such data, as it turned out, is only twelve and a half million bits, that is, one and a half megabyte.

Paleontologists have found a large burial of prehistoric animals

American paleontologists have discovered a 66 million-year-old cemetery in North Dakota, filled with fossils of fish, mammals and even a dinosaur. All of them died after the fall of the asteroid, which destroyed 75% of life on Earth, reports the Daily Mail.

Scientists: house dust can cause obesity

American scientists have conducted research and determined that household household dust is hazardous to health. The results of the analysis of the samples revealed that it contributes to obesity.

Entangled photons help recognize faces

Chinese physicists have built a face recognition system based on ghostly visualization using entangled photons. The efficiency of the proposed method of physics was checked on the faces of five employees of his laboratory.

Scientists have identified a new cause of wrinkles.

According to ToDay News Ufa, American researchers believe that all modern approaches to wrinkles and the fight against them are fundamentally wrong, and therefore ineffective. In fact, the problem is a lack of lamine protein in the liver.

Scientists propose a new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

A new study published in the journal Autophagy encourages scientists seeking to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease to focus on the role of proteins found in the brain tissue that cause Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists have made a map of the functional lateralization of the human brain

French scientists have drawn an approximate map of the functional lateralization of the brain. Having studied the data obtained during the fMRI experiments, they divided almost 600 human cognitive processes into several categories and attributed them to either the left or right hemisphere.

Scientists told how tangerines help to lose weight

Spanish scientists said that Mandarin is an undervalued product in the fight against overweight, this is the conclusion reached by researchers at the University of Valencia. Scientists have found that these sweet citrus fruits do not interfere with weight loss at all, but on the contrary, help to reduce weight.

The assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with a cargo ship ended at Baikonur

The general assembly of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle and the Progress MS-11 cargo vehicle, which will be launched on the ISS on April 4, has been completed. This was reported in the official Roscosmos Twitter account.

India launched a reconnaissance satellite

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched an EMISAT reconnaissance satellite that will determine the location of enemy radar stations, reports Indian television channel NDTV.

NASA plans to fight asteroids with spacecraft

According to researchers, NASA is preparing for its first mission to protect the planet from asteroids. The scientists’ goal is to make space ships deliberately crash into asteroids to avoid falling to the ground.

On “Avtotor” presented a new truck Hyundai New Mighty

At the annual dealership conference of Hyundai Truck and Bus, held at the Avtotor enterprise in Kaliningrad, a new line of medium-duty Hyundai New Mighty cars was presented. In the Russian market, the model should appear in the current year.

Mitsubishi bought a license from AvtoVAZ for LADA Vesta

Mitsubishi will soon release a new model built on the basis of the Russian sedan LADA Vesta – a license to use the Vesta platform has already been purchased from AvtoVAZ.

New Ford Puma crossover is ready for premiere

About Ford Puma information is not very much. It is known that it will be built on the Fiesta platform, and its assembly will be organized at a factory in Romania, where Ford EcoSport is assembled. Ford will also show hybrid versions of the Focus and Fiesta at the presentation.

Volvo XC40 will turn into electric car

The Volvo XC40 crossover has been named the main candidate for the transfer to electric traction, and the company plans to present its all-electric version already this year, and to begin full sales in 2020. About this edition of Automotive News, said official representatives of Volvo.

Musk tests an electric truck on the road, driving Tesla customers

Ilon Musk posted on Twitter on April 1 a photo of a Tesla Semi truck “pulled by” in an auto transporter trailer with four brand new Tesla Model 3. As you know, at the end of the first quarter of this year, Tesla did its best to deliver car buyers to improve its performance.

Dongfeng Fengxing T5L three-row crossover went on sale

In fact, the novelty is an enlarged version of the Dongfeng Fengxing T5 crossover. The latter appeared on the market last fall. The three-row Dongfeng Fengxing T5L crossover went on sale at a price of 89,900 yuan or about 876 thousand rubles.

In Australia, a Toyota convertible made from a minivan Toyota HiAce

Another joke came from Australia. This new version of the minivan Toyota HiAce – PieAce, which will be released in the amount of 2019 units and will begin selling next month.

The first LADA Vesta with automatic transmission appeared at dealers

AvtoVAZ is preparing for the start of sales of the new version of LADA Vesta with an automatic transmission. The first production cars with hydromechanical automatic transmission have already arrived to dealers.

BMW is preparing a budget electric car

The new BMW i2 will be on the market, which will be cheaper than the Tesla Model 3. The electric i-ruler of the Bavarian brand will be updated with a new model in 2024. According to preliminary data, the i2 index will receive a compact four-door coupe with a more traditional design than the i3.

Seat has unveiled a strategy to electrify its models.

According to published plans, until the year 2021, six electrified Seat models will enter the market. Electric cars Mii and el-Born will appear at the beginning and at the end of 2020, respectively. After that, a new Seat Leon and its version will be introduced: Leon ST and “charged” Leon under the subbrand Cupra.

Two NATO ships entered the port of Odessa

Two NATO warships – the frigate of the Canadian Navy “Toronto” and the Spanish Navy Santa Maria – arrived in the port of Odessa on April 1, the day after the presidential elections in Ukraine.

NATO will discuss strengthening its presence in the Black Sea

NATO will consider the possibility of strengthening its presence in the Black Sea, US Permanent Representative to the Alliance, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, said on Monday, referring to the agenda of the meeting of foreign ministers of NATO member countries to be held in Washington this week.

Rogozin called the reasons for the refusal to create the Angara-A3 rocket

Roskosmos refused to create the Angara-A3 rocket due to its similar characteristics with the Soyuz-5 (Irtysh) carrier, head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti during a visit to the Khrunichev Center.

The United States completed the rapid deployment exercises in Israel systems THAAD

The press service of the Israeli army reported that the US Armed Forces have completed training for the rapid deployment in Israel of THAAD missile defense systems. The American complex in Israel is already almost a month.

The Council of the State Duma extended the work of the commission on the law on hostels

The Council of the State Duma extended the work of the conciliation commission, whose members had not previously reached a compromise in the time allotted for joint work. We are talking about rejected by Sovfedom law banning hostels in the residential premises of apartment buildings.

At the same time, I remind you that the law adopted by the State Duma does not prohibit hostels, but restricts their location in apartment buildings, allowing businesses to place hostels on the first floors of houses with a separate entrance so as not to inconvenience residents. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

Putin will meet with foreign colleagues at the Arctic Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold meetings with the presidents of Iceland and Finland, as well as the prime ministers of Sweden and Norway on April 9 within the framework of the Arctic Forum in St. Petersburg. On this on Monday, April 1, reports TASS with reference to the press service of the Kremlin.

Putin signed a law to toughen punishment for OPG leaders

According to the law, in art. 210 of the Criminal Code of Russia (organization of a criminal community or participation in it) will be added to the part “Taking up a higher position in the criminal hierarchy”, which implies punishment for community leaders for the very fact of leadership. The penalty under the article is imprisonment for a term of 8 to 15 years and a fine of up to 5 million rubles. Also in a separate corpus delicti is the coordination of actions of criminal groups, for which a prison term of 12 to 20 years and a fine of up to 1 million rubles are threatened. The document is published on the official portal of legal information.

Voice messages in the social network “VKontakte” were in the public domain.

In the social network “VKontakte” in the “Documents” section found voice messages of the users. To listen to them, you need to enter in the search for documents audiocomment.3gp. The vulnerability was indicated by users of the site “2ch”

Belarus will stop re-export of “sanctions” fruits and vegetables to Russia

Minsk has ceased certification of “sanctions” fruits and vegetables that came to Belarus from other countries for further re-export to Russia. This was told by the press secretary of the Rosselkhoznadzor Yulia Melano

NATO ships arrive in the Georgian port of Poti

Stoltenberg, NATO, Stalin, and Georgia, or Tbilisi’s High Expectations >> The ships of the border guard police of the Georgian Interior Ministry, Dioscuria and Ochamchire, will conduct joint exercises.

Pacific Fleet will be reinforced by six submarines

A meeting at the Admiralty heard a report by the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for armaments, Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin, on the construction of a series of six diesel-electric submarines of Project 636.3 for the Pacific Fleet at the Admiralty Shipyards.

Rocket frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” entered the Arabian Sea

Rocket frigate “Admiral Gorshkov” entered the waters of the Arabian Sea. He is heading a detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet as part of the multifunctional logistics ship Elbrus, the rescue tug Nikolai Chiker, and the medium sea tanker Kama.

China continues intensive testing of its railgun

Military news resource Defense One reported that the tests of the Chinese electromagnetic gun (railgun) are in full swing. The gun is mounted on a tank landing ship Haiyangshan. It was specially converted for this promising project.

Our ancestors could accidentally invent all the “complex” tools

Anthropologists from Britain conducted a curious experiment, which proved that our ancestors could absolutely accidentally invent all the “complex” tools, such as a bow and arrows or a wheel, acting only by trial and error. Their findings were presented in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

“It was believed that complex technologies appeared due to the fact that a person has a big brain. We have shown that it is not necessary to understand how some tool works to improve it. In other words, not all ancient artifacts can be real evidence of that their creators understood their device, “- said Maxime Dereks (Maxime Derex) from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom).

In New York, banned from using plastic bags

New York State authorities have approved a ban on the use of disposable plastic bags, writes TASS. New rules will take effect from March 1, 2020. For example, it will be forbidden for state stores to provide disposable plastic bags to customers.

NATO will allocate money for the creation of US military infrastructure in Poland

NATO is investing more than a quarter of a billion dollars in building infrastructure for the storage of American weapons in Poland, Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Monday.

In Britain, the arrested Russian cargo ship Kuzma Minin was sold

The vessel “Kuzma Minin” of the Murmansk Shipping Company, arrested in the UK because of debts, was sold at auction. According to the Russian Seafarers’ Union, the auction was held by a British court.

Center for Russian Studies opened in Beijing

Currently, FEFU has cooperation agreements with 60 universities and research centers of the PRC, with which joint research projects and short-term educational programs are being implemented.

Ministry of Labor recommended managers to praise subordinates more often

The Ministry of Labor of Russia has published a methodology for the non-material motivation of civil servants in Russia – a document that should explain to government officials how to increase the motivation of their employees by other means than salaries and bonuses.

In Russia, under articles on terrorism, 450 people were convicted in a year and a half

According to the department, in 2017 and the first half of 2018, 39 people were convicted under article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (terrorist attack). Under the articles on incitement to terrorism, training and participation in terrorist organizations and the taking of hostages, 451 people were convicted of these one and a half years.

Almost 63 thousand Petersburgers will not be able to go abroad because of debts

The total amount of arrears of residents of the northern capital amounted to about 40.5 million rubles. Almost 63 thousand Petersburgers will not be allowed abroad because of debts. This was reported by the bailiffs of St. Petersburg.

Sterligov opened a store for the poor with bread for 440 rubles

Orthodox businessman Herman Sterligov announced the opening of the shop “Birch” for the poor, in which natural bread is sold at a price of 440 rubles. He reported about it on the page on Instagram.

My dear poor! My good children have made a shop for you, where all natural peasant products are almost two times cheaper than in our own stores in Moscow. So eat on health. Everything is fair: for the rich – Moscow, for the poor – Sloboda. – German Sterligov, Russian entrepreneur

Airline “Victory” will start selling travel packages

“The project has been launched for the time being in test mode, but we are sure of the highest demand for the new service from our customers,” a representative of Victory told Interfax. The intention of the “Victory” to start selling a single package of tickets with hotel accommodation was reported at the beginning of last year.

Muscovites are recommended to laugh more often to increase immunity.

Andrei Tyazhelnikov, chief freelance specialist in primary health care for the adult population of the metropolitan health department, said that a minute of laughter is equivalent to prolonged anti-stress relaxation; .

Rosstat confirmed the growth of Russia’s GDP in 2018 by 2.3%

Russia’s GDP as a whole in 2018 grew by 2.3%, the Rosstat reported on Monday. Thus, the estimate remained unchanged. Meanwhile, Rosstat for the first time published an estimate of GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2018: it was 2.7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017