20 Nov, 2018

Priorities in the development of the Russian army

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on military issues outlined the main tasks in the development process of the Armed Forces of Russia.

To improve the combat training of troops, including taking into account the experience of operations in Syria.

To develop the practice of sudden inspections of units and formations, and at the same time to keep on constant monitoring the mobilization readiness of federal and regional executive authorities, as well as enterprises of the defense-industrial complex and other sectors of the economy.

Equipment of the army and navy with modern weapons and equipment.

Finally, the most serious attention should be paid to educational work with personnel, Putin concluded.

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Speaker for the abolition of pensions deputy expelled from the “United Russia”

Members of the United Russia faction in the municipality of Yaroslavl decided on Monday to exclude their colleague Dmitry Petrovsky from the faction, who spoke on social networks for the abolition of pensions, the chairman of the municipality and the secretary of the city branch of the EP Arthur Efremov told RIA Novosti.

In Russia, almost doubled unemployment benefits

The Russian government approved the minimum and maximum unemployment benefits for 2019. The relevant resolution, signed on November 15, 2018, was published on the official portal of legal information.

“To establish for 2019 the minimum amount of unemployment benefits in the amount of 1.5 thousand rubles and the maximum amount of unemployment benefits in the amount of 8 thousand rubles,” the document says.

The same document states that the maximum value for recognized as unemployed citizens of pre-retirement age will be from 1.5 thousand to 11280 rubles.

Russians have overdue more than 40% of loan payments to MFIs

It is about delaying payments for more than 90 days. In this case, the loan is considered non-performing. Experts claim that the figure of 40.3% was a record of the total number of loans in the loan portfolio.

In the Russian Federation reduced the quota for temporary residence of foreigners in 2019

The quota for issuing permits for temporary residence in Russia to foreigners and stateless persons in 2019 will be reduced by 8%. The corresponding order was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the document was published on the government website.

“By the signed order for 2019, a quota is set for issuing to foreign citizens and stateless persons 83 thousand 480 temporary residence permits in Russia with distribution by Federation subjects in accordance with their applications,” the document says.

In Kaliningrad schoolchildren dedicated to Orthodox scouts

In Kaliningrad, schoolchildren have dedicated scouts to the Brotherhood of Orthodox Pathfinders. After the divine liturgy, the guys made a promise to fulfill their duty to God, their homeland and their neighbors, to fulfill all the laws of the rangers.

The prosecutor’s office demanded to ban the game of terrorist attacks in schools

Ulyanovsk prosecutors found an online game on the Web, the script of which is based on organizing a terrorist attack at school. The main character, as conceived by the developers, must destroy as many students and teachers as possible.

The court fined the enterprise “Rosatom” for the transfer of bribes

The court in Simferopol fined SPC “Daedalus” (one of the enterprises of “Rosatom”) for 20 million rubles. for the transfer of bribes to one of the officers of the FSB border guard in the Crimea for assistance in accepting work on the installation of technical border guard equipment. This is stated in the message of the border guards of the FSB of Russia in the Crimea, received in RBC.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Head Arrested in Japan

The head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested in Tokyo on charges of financial irregularities. This was reported by NHK.

Nissan has already confirmed that Gon over the years has provided incorrect information about their personal incomes. The company said that in the near future will be considered the question of the dismissal of Carlos Ghosn and the company’s director Greg Kelly, who helped in concealing earnings.

The list of trophies can be expanded

Mr. Resnick suggests assessing the possibility of introducing “special programs” in Russia that allow trophy hunting for the Red Book species of animals, so that hunters will continue to finance the protection of these species.

The maximum amount of childcare allowance will increase

“The maximum monthly allowance for child care for a full calendar month from January 1, 2019 will be 26,152.27 rubles,” said the social insurance fund.

The FSS explained that if the insured had no earnings, or was very small, then this benefit will be calculated from the minimum wage. The minimum wage from the new year will increase to 11280 rubles. While he is 11,163 rubles.

In turn, the minimum monthly allowance for child care up to 1.5 years will increase from January 1, 2019 to 4.5 thousand rubles.

Officials of the Lipetsk administration were banned from using Skype

Employees of the Lipetsk region administration are advised not to use the service for Skype video calls. This was “Kommersant” said the press secretary of the regional administration, Mikhail Sharshakov.

According to him, the ban is related to the issue of data security. The restriction applies only to working hours.

“Outside of work – even talk,” said the spokesman.

Criminal punishment for smuggling of watches and products made of precious stones and metals

From November 24, the smuggling of watches and products made of precious stones and metals will become a criminal offense, warned the Federal Customs Service. Previously, administrative responsibility was provided for this.

The Catholic Church recognized the facts of pedophilia among its priests

The facts of sexual abuse of minors by priests in Spain have openly recognized the Catholic Church. The corresponding statement was made by the chairman of the Episcopal Conference of Spain, Ricardo Blasquez, reports RIA Novosti.

France will introduce penalties for companies with a gender wage gap

French authorities are preparing to fine companies that are underpaid to women, reports The Wall Street Journal. Thus, Paris is going to reduce the gender gap in patches.

In Greece, issued the first license for the production of medical marijuana

On Monday, the Greek authorities issued the first licenses for the production of marijuana for medical purposes. Licenses were obtained by Biomecann and Bioprocann from Larissa and Corinth. It is assumed that they will invest € 22 million and hire about 100 people to work.

Russians have less free money

“In October, the volume of“ free money ”in the average Russian household remained almost unchanged compared with the September figure and amounted to 22,000 rubles,” Romir reported.

At the same time in October, the daily spending of Russians increased by 3.1% compared with the previous month.

Minstroy has prepared a new methodology for estimating the cost of housing

The Ministry of Construction of Russia has developed a new method for determining the standard cost and the average market value per square meter of housing. The document is published on the federal portal of draft legal acts. The methodology of the Ministry of Construction is used to calculate social payments to certain categories of citizens.


The share of illegal cigarettes in Russia has almost doubled in a year.

The Russian market for illegal tobacco products in the third quarter of 2018 reached 8.36%, according to RIA Novosti, citing a study by Nielsen. In the third quarter of 2017, contraband and counterfeit accounted for 4.5% of the Russian cigarette market.

Oreshkin confirmed the change in inflation forecast

According to the results of 2018, inflation will exceed the forecast 3.4% due to the weaker-than-expected ruble exchange rate. This was told to the journalists by the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin.

In relation to the approved forecast, the risks are obviously shifted upwards. Not that very much, but shifted. The course dynamics is developing above the forecast that was laid in August. The reasons why this happens are clear. This is due to global markets, possible sanctions. – Maxim Oreshkin, Russian politician

Georgian authorities zero debts before presidential elections

The Georgian government has decided to reset the debts of citizens to banks and other financial organizations in the amount of about 1.5 billion lari (more than $ 600 million), reports Georgia-Online. According to Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, about 600 thousand residents of the country will be “cleared” of debts.

Investors from Britain bought 30% of Gazprom’s new Eurobonds

Most of the new issue of Gazprom’s five-year eurobonds worth € 1 billion was bought by investors from Europe, Gazprombank’s first vice president, Denis Shulakov, told TASS (Gazprombank arranged the placement with JP Morgan and UniCredit).

“Norilsk Nickel” will increase production

Norilsk Nickel will increase production at the existing mines of the Talnakhskoye field, complete the third stage of expansion of the Talnakhsk concentrator and develop the South Cluster. For the implementation of these projects, the company may send about $ 1.3–1.5 billion, but the final decision on investments will be made in 2019.

Next year, Norilsk Nickel plans to invest $ 2.3 billion on investments. In 2020–2022. Investments will amount to $ 2.3–2.6 billion, including also the costs of implementing the environmental program. For four years, from 2019 to 2022, the company expects to allocate $ 10.5–11.5 billion for capital expenditures. Norilsk Nickel is also exploring opportunities to participate in the development of a new deposit of metals of the platinum group Arctic Palladium.

IT companies will receive loan interest subsidies

The Ministry of Digital Development (Ministry of Communications and Mass Media) proposed setting subsidies for concessional loans to Russian companies operating in the field of information technology at the level of 50% of the market bank rate.

Tatarstan approved the budget-2019 with a deficit of 4.15 billion rubles

In 2019, Tatarstan plans to receive over 237 billion rubles in revenues from expenses of 241.1 billion rubles. In 2020, revenues are planned at the level of 235.1 billion rubles, expenses – almost 240 billion rubles, the budget deficit – 4.75 billion rubles.

Central Bank Restricted Currency Exchange for Unistream

An unscheduled audit, which the Central Bank conducted in “Unistream” from June 21 to August 30, turned for the payment system with a prescription limiting currency exchange operations for half a year

“According to the results, the bank received an order to finalize the procedures for identifying the sources of customers’ funds when carrying out large currency exchange operations, as well as a restriction on the implementation of currency exchange operations not related to money transfers until March 1, 2019,” says Mr. Palchun.

Ministry of Environment estimated energy reserves of the Arctic

The reserves of the Arctic zone of Russia amount to 55 trillion cubic meters of gas, 7.3 billion tons of oil and 2.7 billion tons of gas condensate (categories C1 and C2), Denis Khramov, the first deputy head of the Ministry of Environment, told reporters.

US shale companies will invest $ 100 million in New Mexico and Texas

More than a dozen mining companies agreed to help the US states experiencing a shale boom. According to Reuters, among them Chevron, EOG Resources, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell. They are part of a consortium that supports the Permian strategic partnership.

According to the agency, the funds will be used to address the shortage of labor and housing, as well as road congestion caused by companies operating in the Permian Basin, the country’s largest oil field, where billions of dollars of oil and gas are planned for the next few decades.

Because of the Brexit LSE Group will transfer operations with government bonds in Italy

In connection with the upcoming UK exit from the EU, the British stock market operator LSE Group is preparing to transfer most of its operations with government bonds to Italy.

Bank Indonesia and Central Bank of China expand agreement on currency swaps

The Bank of Indonesia and the Central Bank of China are expanding a bilateral agreement on currency swaps, Antaranews reports. The cost of a bilateral agreement grew from 100 billion yuan, which is equivalent to 15 billion US dollars, to 200 billion yuan, which is equivalent to 30 billion US dollars.

In Voronezh, launched the production of a modernized IL-96

The assembly of the elements of the airframe of the first wide-body long-haul IL-96-400M airliner began at the Voronezh Aviation Plant, the press service of the Aviation Complex named after them told RIA Novosti. S.V. Ilyushin

Societe General will pay US $ 1.34 billion for violating sanctions

The French bank, Societe Generale, will pay the US $ 1.34 billion for violating the sanctions regime of America against Cuba, Iran and Sudan. The announcement of this is published on the website of the Federal Reserve System (FRS) USA.

NOVATEK announced the opening of a new gas condensate field

Novatek-Yurkharovneftegaz LLC received a commercial gas inflow from the Nyakhartinsky field in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

“The flow rate of gas condensate mixture was more than 300 thousand cubic meters. m per day “, – reported on the website of the parent company Novatek.

China lowered the price of gasoline as much as possible

Chinese authorities have sharply lowered the price of gasoline and diesel in the domestic market. This is the state agency “Xinhua”.

“From 00:00 on November 16, the cost of a ton of gasoline is reduced by 510 yuan (by 73.5 dollars), diesel fuel – by 490 yuan,” the agency reports the State Committee for Development and Reform.

The cost of a liter of gasoline in China from November 12 to November 18 was 8.18 yuan, which is 1.18 dollars, or about 78.18 rubles per liter. According to the results of the last decision of the State Committee, the price of a liter of gasoline will decrease by 4 jiao, that is, will amount to 7.78 yuan, or 73.91 rubles per liter.

Romania can become an energy hub

Hydrocarbons have already provided Romania with a high degree of energy self-sufficiency. However, under the bottom of the Black Sea, geologists say, there are oil and especially gas fields that are significantly higher than the onshore ones. According to geologists, there are between 170 and 200 billion m³ of gas under the bottom of the Black Sea that can be extracted by 2040. This is as much as Romania consumed in 15 years.

Gazprom will give another 41 billion rubles for the supply of pipes without competition

In Gazprom, they continue large purchases of pipes, giving away multi-billion contracts bypassing competitive procedures. The structure of the corporation “Gazprom equipment” is going to pay a sole supplier of 41.2 billion rubles for 500 thousand tons of pipes without an auction.

Azerbaijan plans to increase gas transportation

The concept of socio-economic development of Azerbaijan and forecast indicators for 2019 and the next three years have been published. According to the concept, the government is planning a significant increase in gas transportation volumes. In the current year, the volume of gas transportation through trunk pipelines should reach 20.8 million tons, which is 30% more than last year. According to the authors of the document, the volume of gas transportation will grow in subsequent years. It is planned to pump 23.5 million tons for 2019, in 2020 – 28.3 million, in 2021 – 33.8 million, in 2022 – 36.1 million tons.

Eurasian Development Bank financed KamAZ

9.5 billion rubles will be spent on the implementation of the investment project of the company “Development of the model range of KamAZ vehicles and modernization of production facilities for its production.”

China gets rid of US securities

In the last month alone, the PRC sold US securities worth $ 14 billion. China is not the only country that has decided to get rid of American obligations. In particular, Japan, which ranks second after the People’s Republic of China, has reduced its investment in US state debt to $ 1.03 trillion.

MTS, MTS Bank and Mastercard issued a virtual credit card

MTS, MTS Bank and Mastercard presented a new virtual credit card with a brand of a Russian telecommunications operator. The product “MTS Credit Online” can be used to make secure purchases on the Internet and retail outlets for the sale of goods via smartphones.


The EU threatened with “targeted measures” because of the situation in the Sea of Azov

In the near future, the European Union may consider specific measures in connection with the situation in the Sea of Azov, said the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini.

This is an issue on which we will continue to work with EU member states and EU institutions, including the adoption of appropriate targeted measures in the coming days or weeks. We are sending a clear signal to Russia that we are expecting the end of the situation in the Sea of Azov. – Federica Mogherini, Italian politician

US senators urged not to choose the Russian head of Interpol

A group of four-person US senators called on the administration of US President Donald Trump and the Interpol General Assembly to oppose the candidacy of Alexander Prokopchuk, who is one of the candidates for the post of head of the organization.

Ivanka Trump used personal mail for business correspondence

Daughter and adviser to the President of the United States Donald Trump Ivanka could use personal e-mail for official correspondence with US officials, thus violating the rules of the White House. It is reported by The Washington Post, citing informed sources.

EU countries will create a joint school of intelligence.

A meeting of EU defense ministers was held in Brussels. At this meeting, the project was approved to create a common intelligence school.

The Browder case is not related to the Skripale case.

The initiation of a new criminal case against the founder of the Hermitage Capital fund, William Browder, is not related to the international situation or the Skripale case. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.

A new episode has been added, our law enforcement agencies are working. They, with their foreign partners, as far as I know, are sharing materials in this regard, another thing is that they do not always receive an adequate response. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

All EU countries supported the draft Brexit agreement

All 27 states remaining in the European Union supported the draft agreement with Great Britain on its exit from the EU (Brexit). This was announced on Monday by Brexit’s chief negotiator Michelle Barnier at a briefing after discussing this topic at a meeting of the EU Council.

US advises Kiev to block the DNI and LC water and electricity

Advisers from the United States recommend that the Ukrainian authorities completely close the border with the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), said the former deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU), Lieutenant-General Igor Romanenko.

Volodin will meet with ambassadors of Central African countries in Russia

Today, November 19, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin will meet with ambassadors of African countries in Russia. This was reported to a REGNUM correspondent on November 19 by the press service of the lower house of parliament.

Peskov responded to the words of the Prime Minister of Poland on the “Nord Stream-2”

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov responded to the statement by the Prime Minister of Poland about the “Nord Stream 2” and the attack on Ukraine, reports RIA Novosti.

This is nothing but a manifestation of unfair competition and an attempt to force the Europeans to buy unprofitable, more expensive American gas. Here, everything is absolutely unprotected; there are not even attempts to camouflage such displays of unfair competition. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Connection of new observers to Syria format will be discussed in Astana

The guarantor countries (Russia, Turkey, Iran) at the talks in Astana may consider connecting new observers to the Astana format, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan reported on Monday.

Germany has closed the entrance to the Schengen zone for 18 Saudi subjects

Germany has closed the entry of 18 Saudi Arabian nationals into the Schengen zone in connection with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Hashukji, spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry Christopher Burger said at a briefing.

The construction of the marine part of the “Turkish Stream”

“The pipe of the Turkish Stream with the final joint was lowered into the Black Sea,” Miller reported from the floating pipe-laying vessel. He added that the laying of the gas pipeline is proceeding ahead of time – it was planned to complete the construction of the offshore part of the Turkish Stream in December.

Why? Because in the conditions of growing competition without this, such projects are not being implemented. This is the basis of the trust that was mentioned here by the Turkish colleague five minutes ago. Without such confidence, such projects, as I have already said, cannot be implemented. – Vladimir Putin

White House returns accreditation to CNN journalist

CNN journalist Jim Acosta was returned a pass to the White House, but they introduced new rules of conduct for the media during press conferences of the president, CNN writes.

Saudi prince may lose the throne because of the case of Hashkaji

Members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia opposed the prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud to inherit the throne. Such a decision is connected with accusations against the prince in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Hashkaji.

Iranian Foreign Minister calls Russia “an excellent partner”

Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia could switch to settlements with Iran in national currencies. In addition, Moscow and Tehran will expand cooperation in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and cybercrime.

Syrian constitutional committee may be convened in December

The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, expects that the Constitutional Committee of Syria, which has not yet been formed, will be able to gather for a meeting in December of this year.

Under the US sanctions against the DPRK came a native of Russia

It is noted that now Vladlen Amchentsov is a subject of South Africa and, presumably, is in Singapore. Earlier, the United States has repeatedly introduced point sanctions against specific Russian citizens. So, on November 8, three Russians and nine companies fell under the restrictions at once.

The Netherlands proposed to create a pan-European “sanctions mechanism”

The bloc explained his idea that sanctions would be most effective if they were introduced by all EU countries. “Therefore, the Netherlands offered the possibility of creating a pan-European sanctions mechanism against people from any country for violating human rights,” Blok said.

The Pentagon will try to persuade Turkey not to buy Russian S-400

The US Department of Defense, together with Congress, is pondering what alternatives can be offered to Turkey in exchange for the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. This was stated by the representative of the Pentagon Eric Pachon his words leads RIA Novosti

US diplomats convince Italy to continue supporting EU sanctions against Russia

American diplomats are trying to convince Italy to continue to support EU sanctions against Russia. This was announced on Monday by the information portal BuzzFeed with reference to two diplomatic sources


Vladimir Putin called for increased combat capabilities of the army and navy

The Russian leader instructed the Ministry of Defense to strengthen the army and navy. This was stated by Vladimir Putin during a meeting with the leadership of the military department in Sochi. According to the President, in recent years, the situation in the world has not become calmer

A special course on the protection of state secrets will be required

From 2019, the military personnel of the Russian Federation of all categories will begin a compulsory course on the protection of state secrets. He will be introduced even for those officers and soldiers who by posts do not work with secret information, according to the Izvestia edition.

US military on the border with Mexico will return home for Christmas

Soldiers from the United States, who are on the southwest border with Mexico, will return home for Christmas. This was stated by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan. According to him, servicemen of engineering and logistics units will be the first to arrive home; they will go to their relatives this week.

US offered Ukraine decommissioned frigates

The commander of the naval forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Voronchenko, Igor Voronchenko, in an interview with Channel Five, said that the United States had offered to transfer frigates of the type Oliver Hazard Perry to Ukraine.

Approximately $ 25 million worth annual operation of this type of frigate, taking into account the salary of the crew, its repair. If we take the world experience, then the cost of the ship itself is 30% of its total operation time. 60-70% is the content, its modernization and recycling. – Igor Voronchenko, Ukrainian military leader

The Ministry of Defense published a video of the flight of the Su-57 in the sky over Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense has published a video of the flight of a fifth-generation Russian fighter, the Su-57, in the skies over Syria. The video was posted on the official YouTube channel department

Russian Army received a new large-caliber MLRS

The Chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Matveyevsky, told the newspaper “Krasnaya Zvezda” that the Missile Forces and artillery began a planned rearmament and switched to the Tornado-S reconnaissance and firing system, which was united by a common automated control.

Syrian opposition and Turkish armed forces launch operation in Afrin

According to the Anatolian Agency, the formations of the Syrian Free Army (SSA), with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces, launched a special operation in Syrian Afrin against several hundred militants from the Shuhada ash-Sharqiyah gang linked to the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group ( banned in the Russian Federation).

The Russian Defense Ministry decided on the choice of an ultra-high-speed helicopter

The Russian Defense Ministry chose the uniaxial scheme of the machine, the creation of which is engaged in the design office named after Mil, reports RIA “Novosti”. It is noted that we are talking about a car that can reach speeds of 400 kilometers per hour

Saratov training center received a computer artillery range

The Saratov training center, the only one in Russia to train junior specialists in artillery, received the newest training complex Arterra-VT-3D, which allows it to train gunners of more than ten specialties.

Klimkin announced new shipments of lethal weapons from the US

Recall, as Life reported, in early September, the US State Department Special Representative Kurt Walker said that the United States was considering the possibility of new deliveries of lethal weapons to Ukraine. In addition, earlier it became known that Ukraine intends to purchase air defense systems from the US

Rocket ship undergoing tests in the Black Sea

Before accepting the ship as part of the Black Sea Fleet, the pilots were tasked to make a conventional bombing attack on the ship with “flying at different altitudes and maneuvers that make it difficult to detect the aircraft by means of the ship’s air defense,” the press service reports.

The EU Council approved new defense projects

The Council of the European Union (EU) approved 17 new defense projects in the framework of the program of continuous structured cooperation in security and defense issues (PESCO), according to the website of the EU Council.

“These projects affect areas such as training, capacity development and operational readiness on land, at sea and in the air, as well as in cyber defense,” the report said.

Germany halted arms shipments to Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Economy of Germany issued a resolution, supported by the government of the country, to stop the supply of arms to Saudi Arabia against the background of the murder of journalist Jamal Hashoji. It is noted that the restriction is introduced even for those transactions that have already been approved.


Verily postponed the development of contact lenses with the function of the meter

Verily Life Sciences, owned by Alphabet Holding, will suspend the development of contact lenses with the function of the meter. To this decision, the developers came because they could not reliably compare the measurement of glucose in tears with the level of glucose in the blood, says Verily

The main mystery of wombats revealed

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (USA) have discovered the secret of one of the most secretive creatures in nature – the wombat. These animals, along with the Tasmanian devils and kangaroos, are the surviving representatives of the Australian marsupial megafauna.

Tests of the prototype of the hypersonic aircraft will be held in 2020

It is planned that in the near future, developers will begin early laboratory testing of some systems and components of the prototype hypersonic aircraft. Flight tests of the prototype are scheduled to begin in 2020.

Amazonian blood pressure does not increase with age

Diet influences how a person’s blood pressure changes with age. This conclusion was made by scientists who studied the Amazon Indians who are not in contact with modern civilization. With these Indians, the pressure remains constant throughout life.

Scientists talked about nutrition to maintain a healthy weight.

Specialists from the Harvard School of Public Health named after T. H. Chan and the Boston Children’s Hospital found that to maintain a healthy weight, you need to eat good quality products with low sugar content and less refined cereals.

In Brazil, found termitaries age 3800 years

Insects managed to dig a huge system of tunnels and throw about 10 cubic kilometers of land to the surface. In Brazil, local scientists have found a unique system for termite mounds, which is 3800 years old.

Physicists have developed a network with passive noise filtering

Physicists from the USA and Germany have theoretically shown that it is possible to build such a network from oscillators with arbitrary parameters, which will passively level certain types of noise

The most acute plant in the world turned out to be universal anesthetic

Growing euphorbia in Morocco in the near future may become the basis for the manufacture of the strongest anesthetic in the world. The main active ingredient of this plant – resiniferatoxin – has 16 billion units on the Scoville scale (scale “sharpness”).

Daytime injuries heal faster twice

Scientists at the University of Cambridge found that injuries that occurred during the night usually heal more slowly in half. The conclusions are based on the results of research by specialists who showed the dependence of wound healing on the time of day period when a person received an injury.

Scientists have created a dual-action anti-cancer virus

British scientists have created a dual-action anti-cancer virus called Enadenotucirev. The main advantage of this discovery is the minimal toxic effect on cells that are not affected by cancer.

Forms ants sprayed enemies with acid and adorned the nest with their heads

Mirmekologi 60 years ago noticed that in the nests of F.archboldi there are a lot of heads of odontomachus ants, and suggested that the formations hunt them. Subsequently, scientists also repeatedly paid attention to the handful of dismembered odontomachusi near the anthills Formica archboldi.

Multitasking is good for the brain.

It used to be that the constant need to switch from one activity to another distracts a person, he does less time and makes more mistakes. But actually it turned out to be not quite right.

As a result of the study, it turned out that when people believe that they face several tasks, they demonstrate a higher quality of work. The results of scientific research were published in the publication Psychological Science.

Scientists have reported a star system that could explode soon.

Scientists have discovered a star system, which may soon explode in a strong gamma-ray burst, according to the European Southern Observatory (ESO). The system reportedly consists of three stars surrounded by a whirlwind of cosmic dust.

In NASA called the place of the future landing of the station Mars-2020

The spacecraft will have to get to the crater Jezero. This was announced by the head of the American Mars research program Michael Meyer.

According to him, this area of the surface of the red planet was chosen because there it is possible to detect both the oldest rocks and sediments brought into the crater by water streams. The launch of Mars-2020 station is tentatively scheduled for July-August of the 20th year.


Yandex has introduced an updated version of its search engine.

The company “Yandex” for its search engine has released a major update called “Andromeda.”

“Yandex” presented budget mini-columns from Irbis A and Dexp Smartbox

Yandex presented new speakers developed with third-party manufacturers, the Irbis A and the Dexp Smartbox. This was described by the Daily Billboard in the press service of Yandex. Mini-columns are created on the basis of the Yandex.IO platform by Yandex partners.

Microsoft does not leave Russia, but will transfer prices from rubles to dollars

Microsoft commented on rumors about leaving Russia that appeared in online sources. The press service has denied these reports, the company is going to remain on the Russian market. However, prices in the online store Microsoft Store will be transferred from rubles to dollars.

Samsung SSD X5 Ultrafast Drive in Russia

Sales of the Samsung Portable SSD X5 started in Russia. In this drive, NVM Express and Thunderbolt 3 were used, and this made it possible to transfer data from a computer to an SSD X5 5 times faster than an SSD with a SATA connector.

Update for Windows 10 brought problems for iCloud users

Apple and Microosft have already responded to the complaints and a statement was made about this. The developers of the companies have already solved the problem with Windows 10 and iCloud, but when the service runs on the operating system is not reported.

The company Xiaomi has released a technology milk frother.

Xiaomi continues to delight its customers and develop various home appliances. Now the company has released a high-tech milk frother called Milk Steamer. Engine Xiaomi Milk Steamer can rotate at a speed of about 5 500 rpm for 1 minute.

Apple removed stickers for whatsapp

On November 19, 2019, Apple removed a few hundred iPhone apps from the App Store, all of which contained different sets of stickers for WhatsApp

Xigmatek HERA: power supplies up to 850 W

Xigmatek has announced a family of HERA power supplies suitable for use in gaming class desktop systems. The series includes models of 650 W, 750 W and 850 W. It is about 80 Plus Gold certification, which ensures high efficiency at low operating temperatures.

Instagram will begin to struggle hard with the “wound” likes

The administration of Instagram emphasizes that these actions are contrary to the rules of the social network. “From today, we will begin to delete non-authentic likes, subscriptions and comments from accounts, to increase the popularity of which third-party applications are used,” the message states.

Russians promised to preserve the anonymity of correspondence in messengers

The Russians promised to preserve the anonymity of correspondence in instant messengers, given the new rules for identifying users. It is reported TASS with reference to the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov. He noted that the new rules retain the user’s right to privacy of correspondence.

Thus, simply being present in someone’s smartphone’s notebook, you are already identified by the administration of the messenger, whether you like it or not. At the same time, the owner of the messenger is not actually responsible for the security of your personal data and the content transmitted by users. – Alexander Zharov, Russian politician

Conceptual study 6G begins in China

As it became known, a working group on wireless technologies was created in China under the Ministry of Industry and Information. Its head Su Xin said that the conceptual study of 6G has already begun. According to available information, the 6G era will come no earlier than 2030.

Facebook will reunite families for a photo – not without profit for themselves

The essence of the application filed by Facebook back in May and made public only recently is the use of a facial recognition and machine learning system to identify people living in the same household.

Fake cryptocurrency wallets found on Google Play

ESET specialist Lukas Stefanko continues to find malware in the official Google Play directory. Let me remind you that Stefanko regularly detects threats in the official application catalog.

Google will allow you to leave comments on the results in the search

Google will allow you to leave comments on the search results. Google Help has already published the corresponding article in English, which explains how to leave your comments and read others.

Xiaomi will begin to produce smartphones under the brand Meitu

Chinese corporation Xiaomi will begin to produce smartphones under the brand name Meitu. As follows from the document signed by the parties, Xiaomi specialists will be engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of devices, and Meitu, in turn, will provide imaging technology.

Huawei foldable smartphone with 5G will be presented at the MWC 2019

Huawei is preparing for the official presentation of its folding smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2019. It is worth noting that this is the third device of this kind. Previously, the company Rouyu Technology introduced FlexPai, followed by the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy F

Xiaomi has released a wireless speaker for 650 rubles

The novelty is called Xiaomi Mi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2, and it will be possible to buy it at the end of this month. The presented device for playing sound contains a microphone, so that it can be used to answer calls and communicate with the voice assistant.

Confirmed the characteristics of the smartphone LG Q9

Resource Slashleaks published characteristics of the smartphone LG Q9, which prematurely appeared on the official website. LG Q9 will be presented by two models LM-Q925S and LM-Q925L, which will receive 32 and 64 GB of flash memory, respectively.

The Xigmatek Zest chassis accommodates E-ATX cards.

The Xigmatek Zest can accommodate E-ATX cards. The material for the front and left side panels of the new item is tempered glass. The case with dimensions of 525x230x500 mm can accommodate a mini-ITX, mATX, ATX or E-ATX system board.


Lamborghini has created the concept of Lamborghini Urus ST-X for racing tracks

Lamborghini created the concept of Urus ST-X for the conquest of racing tracks, which was developed by specialists of the Squadra Corse division. This prototype is the racing version of the new monocube.

KamAZ will begin serial production of an unmanned electric bus in 2022

Recall that the pilot runs Shatl (stands for Widely Adaptive Transport Logistics) were held on a special route in Kazan in June 2018. Carrying the first passengers, the 12-seat electric bus traveled along a 650-meter-long route at an average speed of 10 km / h.

Landwind has released a new crossover E315 with exterior Hyundai Santa Fe

Four-wheel drive at the crossover is not provided. It is known that an electronic parking brake, climate control, a digital dashboard and a multimedia complex with a large touchscreen are on the equipment list of the model. The official debut of the serial version of the Landwind E315 will be held next spring.

GLONASS for right-hand drive cars promise to cancel

During his visit to the Far Eastern Federal District, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of Industry and Trade to prepare a document canceling the mandatory ERA-GLONASS installation for cars with right-hand drive

Universal Toyota Probox and Succeed got hybrid versions

Toyota introduces new versions of the twin Toyota Probox and Succeed to the market. Cars of the 2019th model year will now be equipped with a hybrid power unit and an improved complex of active safety systems Toyota Safety Sense.

GAC Aion S Sedan promises fourth level autonomy

Later, the sedan is scheduled to upgrade and add a fourth-level autopilot to it, which can move in virtually any environment without human intervention. The claimed mileage from a single charge is about 300 kilometers. The production of GAC Aion S will be available in April next year.

SsangYong Rexton 2019 is presented under a different brand.

The start of sales was announced by the Indian carmaker Mahindra. Interestingly, the day before a video was shown with Mahindra Alturas in the lead role, which is nothing more than SsangYong Rexton G4. Cars differ from each other headlights, grille, ground clearance and suspension settings.

McLaren Introduces Exclusive 720S Stealth Theme Coupe

McLaren presented the exclusive 720S Stealth Theme coupe. The specified vehicle was developed by the specialists of the McLaren Special Operations court tuning studio. The car in question was created based on the McLaren F1 GTR model.


In the Tretyakov will bring “Scream” Edvard Munch

Nearly 100 works by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch will be on display at the Tretyakov Gallery in the spring of 2019, Interfax reports. According to Tatyana Gubanova, head of the international department of the museum, the Munch exhibition of this magnitude will be held in Russia for the first time.

Denis Matsuev Festival opens in Tyumen on December 2

The 7th Denis Matsuev Music Festival will be held in the Tyumen Philharmonic from December 2 to 4, reports the department of public relations, communications and youth policy of the Tyumen region.

The exhibition on the traditions and modernity of Yemen will be held in Moscow

The State Museum of the East together with the Embassy of Yemen present the exhibition “Art and Life. To the 90th anniversary of the Soviet – Yemeni Friendship Treaty.” The exhibition will acquaint with the traditional life of the inhabitants of this country, as well as demonstrate the new elements of culture that have come to Yemen in the last 100 years.

Russia opens reciprocal exhibition in the Vatican

On November 19, the exhibition “The Russian Way. From Dionysius to Malevich” opens in the Vatican Museums. A total of 54 exhibits from Russian museums are presented: from icons of the 15th century to painting of the 20th century.

Krasnoyarsk Institute of Arts received the name of Hvorostovsky

The order was signed by the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. This is the third musical institution of the region, which will bear the name of the famous countryman. Prior to that, the name of the singer was the children’s music school and the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theater, where Dmitry Hvorostovsky began his career.

The main museum of Brussels replaces paintings with photocopies

In the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, on the site of the paintings, their photographs appeared with explanations: “removed due to climatic conditions”. 20 masterpieces of famous painters XV-XVI have been removed to the storerooms.

“During the period of heavy rains, the walls of individual museum halls begin to leak so much that the administration even has to substitute buckets,” the museum said.

Shchusev Museum will publish diaries of the architect Konstantin Melnikov

Museum of Architecture. Shchusev, located in Moscow, will publish the diaries of Konstantin Melnikov, found during a survey of the famous house in Krivoarbatsky Lane. An exhibition dedicated to the architect is also planned, the museum director Elizaveta Likhacheva told reporters at the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

Picasso’s painting found in Romania turned out to be a fake

Romanian writer Mira Fetika, one of two people who found the lost picture of Picasso, said that the picture was a fake.

“I was told in a message that I became a part of an art project that was intended to promote Picasso, and the picture I found was created by the main European falsifier. I was disappointed, from the very beginning I understood that this might be a lie, a joke, but I felt that I had to come to Romania and check. ”

The head of the Harlequin, Pablo Picasso, along with several other paintings, was stolen in October 2012 from the Kyunsthal Museum in the Netherlands. The total cost of the paintings is estimated at 100 million euros. In 2013, in the case of the theft, three Romanian citizens were arrested.

New Nobel Committee on Literature established in Sweden

The Swedish Academy together with the Nobel Foundation decided to create a new Nobel Committee on Literature. This was reported on Monday in the press release of the institution.

Mark Zakharov received a new Stanislavsky Prize

Director, artistic director of the Lenkom Theater Mark Zakharov won the Stanislavsky International Prize. He was awarded an award in the new nomination – “The Property of the Russian Theater”. In 2018, this prize was awarded for the first time.

The exhibition “Picasso & Khokhlova” opens in the Pushkin Museum

Life with Picasso The exhibition is divided into 11 sections: “Muse and Model”, “Melancholia”, “Scenery Change”, “Motherhood”, “Paul”, “On the Screen”, “Corrida and Crucifixion”, “Eros and Thanatos” and others .

“The exhibition that we are opening today is a special project. We tell the exciting story of Pablo Picasso and Olga Khokhlova, his Russian wife, tell the story of this wonderful woman. This is not an easy fairy tale, there is a lot of different things in it. There is a dramatic middle, to some extent a sad end “, – noted the museum director Marina Loshak at a press show the day before.

In the “Manege” opened an exhibition on the culture of Qatar

In the “Manege” in St. Petersburg opened an exhibition on modern Qatar. The event opened its doors in the framework of the VII International Cultural Forum. The exhibition “Modern Qatar: art and photography” tells about the history of the country.

Prado celebrates its 200th anniversary at the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture

The Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture Prado is 200 years old. The museum opened its doors on November 19, 1819. In the first exhibition were the works of painters of Spain from the royal collection.

The exhibition of tactile pictures will be held in Krasnodar

The exhibition “To See the Invisible” will work in the museum named after F. A. Kovalenko from November 27 to December 23. The exhibition will present relief copies of famous works from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

“Krasnodar citizens and guests of the city will be able to literally touch the canvases – thanks to a special manufacturing technology, the image can be“ read ”by hand. A photograph of the original canvas is specially processed, and textures are selected to convey the characteristics of the image — so that the character’s clothes, for example, are perceived by touch as cloth. The boundaries of objects clearly delineate or denote, causing the material layers. As a result, you can feel with your fingers where one element of the picture ends and another begins, ”the Kovalenko Museum’s press service told the Kuban 24 Internet portal.


YouTube has started showing some Hollywood movies for free.

YouTube has launched a new service that allows its users to watch some Hollywood movies, provided advertising is shown. This was announced on November 18 by SlashGear portal. It is noted that the service earned back in October 2018, but the media paid attention to it just now.

David Harbor to play with Chris Hemsworth in Dhaka

The famous American actor David Harbor (“Hellboy”, “Very Weird Things”) will play with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) in the upcoming film “Dacca” from Netflix. Sam Hargrave, who previously worked as a stuntman in many blockbusters of the Marvel film universe, will debut as a stage director.

Actor Willem Dafoe spoke about the work on the role of Vincent van Gogh

The actor noted that in the process of working on the film, an understanding came to him: usually, when people talk about van Gogh, he is portrayed as a tortured artist, but Defoe himself considers van Gogh to be a “promising man.

Kursk “Werewolf” won the international festival

In Tula, the winners of the international short film festival “Shorts” were awarded. According to the results of the audience voting, the film “The Werewolf” by a smoking-house Mikhail Ryshkov won in two nominations at once: “Film” and “Poster”.

Retrospective of Lars von Trier in the October Cinema

In anticipation of the release of Lars von Trier’s new film “The House That Jack Built” in Moscow, a retrospective of a Danish director will take place. In the KARO 11 October cinema from November 19 to 30, viewers will see Dogville (2003), Anti-Christ (2009) and both parts of Nymphomaniac (2013).

Deadpool 2 Christmas Trailer

The teaser of the movie “Once with Deadpool” appeared on the web. The video was published on its YouTube channel, the studio 20th Century Fox. “Once with Deadpool” – the Christmas version of the painting “Deadpool 2”.

Benedict Cumberbatch called himself one of the “stupidest” actors

Benedict Cumberbatch often depicts geniuses on the screen: this is the role of the mathematician Alan Turing (“Playing Imitation”), and the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange (“The Fifth Power”), and, of course, the main character of the series “Sherlock”. Yes, and Dr. Strange – an outstanding man

The final trailer “Aquaman”

The film starred Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren and others. In the world hire “Aquaman” will be released on December 7, in Russia it will begin to show on December 13

Actor Willem Dafoe spoke about the work on the role of Vincent van Gogh

The actor noted that in the process of working on the film, an understanding came to him: usually, when people talk about van Gogh, they depict him as a tortured artist, but Defoe himself considers van Gogh to be a “promising man”

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