21 Sep, 2018

Repost in Russia is no longer a crime

The publication of extremist materials in social networks is not considered a crime if they do not pose a danger to society. This is stated in the ruling of the plenum of the Supreme Court, RIA Novosti reported.

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is awaiting the review of criminal cases on extremism, initiated by the facts of likes and repots in social networks. The deputy chairman of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the chairman of the criminal collegium of the Supreme Court of Russia Vladimir Davydov told journalists after the plenary meeting.

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In Russia there will be new car numbers

Already in 2019, Russian drivers will be issued new license plates. Motorcycle numbers will be smaller in size one and a half times, and signs for Japanese right-handed auto form will resemble a square. It is planned to enter special numbers for mopeds, as well as for classic and sports cars. The corresponding GOST is approved by the order of Rosstandart and comes into force on January 1.

The Moscow City Duma was introduced a bill to support Muscovites older than 50 years

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has submitted to the Moscow City Duma a bill on supporting Muscovites over 50 years in the framework of changes in pension legislation, according to the official portal of the mayor and the government of the capital

Muscovites at the age of 50 will be offered free of charge to undergo medical examinations and vocational training, as well as to study and engage in advanced training.

Citizens will be able to gain additional knowledge and entrepreneurial skills in one of the city programs, and, if necessary, use targeted social assistance. It should be noted that the draft law also envisages the creation of a special center for retraining and employment of Moscow residents who have reached the age of 50 years.

These support measures are introduced for an unlimited period and will be extended to all Moscow residents who have reached the corresponding age.

For a decent life in retirement, Russians have enough 56 463 rubles. per month

Attitude to raising the retirement age, the amount needed for a decent life, as well as on what income, other than the state pension, the Russians count – the independent research agency MAGRAM Market Research has learned.

According to the poll, 84% of the population are negative about the idea of ​​raising the retirement age (67% of them do not support this decision at all and 17% do not support it). 8% of respondents to some extent supported the reform, 6% – it was difficult to answer.

In Russia, they will increase spending on material motivation of officials

The Ministry of Finance will increase spending on material motivation of federal officials in 2019-2021, follows from the draft federal budget.

For these purposes 631.9 billion rubles will be directed over three years: 138.551 billion rubles in 2019, and 208,904 billion in the next year, and in 2021 expenses will increase to 284.417 billion.

Earlier Rosstat said that the average monthly salary of Russian officials in 2017 amounted to 118.8 thousand rubles, which is 2.7 percent more than in 2016.

Real incomes of Russians decreased for the first time since the beginning of the year

In August, real incomes of Russians fell by almost 1% year-on-year, according to data published on the Rosstat website. This is the first reduction in annual terms since the beginning of the year.

Moscow authorities will continue to build churches in the city

The Moscow authorities will continue to implement programs related to the construction of churches, said Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Thursday at a meeting of the Board of Trustees for the construction of churches.

The indexation of utility tariffs in 2019 will be divided into two stages

The indexation of tariffs for resupsosnabzhayuschih organizations in 2019 due to the increase in VAT will be divided into two phases – by 1.7% from January 1 and the rest from July 1 in such a way that the total payment of utilities for the year did not increase by more than 4% said the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, speaking at a government meeting, which considers a three-year macro forecast.

The Central Bank plans to introduce new methods of biometric identification

The central bank and the largest financial organizations are planning to expand the possibilities for biometric identification. As an alternative to the casts of the face and voice, fingerprints and the drawing of veins on the palm of your hand may appear, Izvestia was told in the regulator.

In the Kemerovo two figurants, the “Winter Cherry” case was extended by arrest

The Kemerovo Regional Court today recognized as lawful the extension of the arrest of two defendants in the criminal case of a fire in the “Winter Cherry” – the ex-director of the tenant of the shopping and entertainment center Nadezhda Suddenok and the ex-director of the Kemerovo Confectionery Combine (the main owner of the SEC) Julia Bogdanova

The death of British tourists led to a massive inspection of hotels in Egypt

The death of two British tourists in one of the hotels in Hurghada provoked massive checks of Egyptian hotels. Objects of accommodation are threatened with heavy fines and even closure, ATOR reports.

Recall that the British John Cooper and his wife Susan, vacationing in August at a hotel in the network Steigenberger in Hurghada, suddenly felt bad and a few hours later died

In the US, about 30 million diabetics

“Diabetes remains a chronic health problem in the country, affecting about 30 million people,” said Mark Eberhardt, a leading specialist at the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the CCH.

Sverdlovsk businessmen received suspended sentences

Contractors MUE Vodokanal two years stored hazardous waste in the vicinity of Yekaterinburg. Now, in order to eliminate the damage from landfills, it is necessary to spend 287 million rubles.

However, the work on eradication of dumps began only after the spring of last year the editor of the newspaper “Berezovsky Rabochiy” Sergei Stukov at the ONF media forum in St. Petersburg told about the waste dump to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He noted that for this it is necessary to “tighten up the responsibility”.

The volume of support for families with children will be 2.7 trillion rubles

The total amount of financial support, which within the national project will receive Russian families at the birth of children, will be almost 2.7 trillion rubles. – Vladimir Putin

At the Rada building there were clashes of nationalists with the police

In Kiev, near the building of the Verkhovna Rada, there were clashes between protesting nationalists and representatives of law enforcement agencies. The unrest began against the backdrop of Petro Poroshenko’s speech in the parliament, which prepared an annual message to the deputies

The demolition of the Khovrin hospital will cost Moscow almost 1 billion rubles

As follows from the materials posted on the public procurement portal, applications for participation in bidding can be submitted before October 8, and the winner will be announced on October 18. The starting (maximum) price of the contract is more than 919 million rubles

California first of the states banned plastic straws

As the agency notes, California still did not dare to ban plastic straws completely – restaurant personnel will be able to issue them to visitors at their urgent request.

The State Duma proposed to punish criminals with Russian films

Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Education and Science Boris Chernyshov suggested punishing offenders through viewing poor-quality Russian cinema, the Moscow agency reported.

Sometimes watching some films that are released in Russia – this is really torture. By the way, it is possible to impose punishment in the administrative and penal codes on domestic films, especially with the participation of our comedians. – Boris Chernyshov, Russian politician

Candidates for the Ministry of Defense will provide information about the accounts on the Web

The order was developed in pursuance of Federal Law No. 79-FZ “On the Civil Service of the Russian Federation”, according to Art. 20.2 which state employees are obliged to report information about social networks and forums in which they participate.

The authorities of Venice will forbid tourists to sit on the steps in front of the churches

It is worth adding that it’s already forbidden to sit on the steps and monuments in St. Mark’s Square. Italian media say that if tourists are noticed some serious violations in the city, they will be asked to leave it with a subsequent ban on entry.

Doctors-charlatans collect millions for cancer treatment

In the UK, the market of alternative medicine has expanded enormously, offering to treat cancer in unconventional ways. This is reported in a study published in the journal BMJ.

All kinds of doctors and even entire medical institutions promote unusual methods of cancer treatment. Usually pseudo-experts report their methods on crow-hosting sites like GoFundMe, collecting donations.

As a rule, scammers offer patients to be treated through so-called peptide vaccines. They include flaxseed oil, coffee beans, minerals and other components that need to be administered rectally. For example, a method of treating oncology with the help of a “coffee enema” is extremely popular.


Medvedev expects difficult years for the economy

The beginning of the six-year cycle for the economy is unlikely to be easy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on September 20 at a government meeting.

We all understand that the beginning of this six-year cycle is unlikely to be easy. We must take into account the situation on the global raw and financial markets, as well as the possible expansion of trade wars and the strengthening of protectionism and sanctions pressure. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Oil and gas revenues of the RF budget will decrease in 2019-2020

Oil and gas revenues of Russia’s federal budget in 2018 will amount to 8.7 trillion rubles, and in 2019-2020 they will drop to 8.29 trillion and 7.93 trillion respectively. This is stated in the explanatory note to the draft budget of the Russian Federation for three years

Tax collections in 2018 increased by 21.5%

From January to August 2018, the consolidated budget of Russia received 13.6 trillion rubles. taxes, said the head of the Federal Tax Service (FNS) Mikhail Mishustin at a joint board of the department and the Federal Customs Service, reports “Interfax”

Sberbank bought VEB’s debt “Sheremetyevo” for half a billion dollars

Vnesheconombank assigned Sberbank claims on the Sheremetyevo loan for $ 537 million, the VEB press release said. The parameters of the deal are not disclosed, but it is clarified that as a result of the transaction, Sberbank became the majority creditor of the airport.

In the EU, Amazon was suspected of unfair competition

According to Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, on September 19, during the press conference, while it is about informal checks: according to her, the problem is that Amazon, while posting on its website the goods of various sellers, could simultaneously use The data obtained from them to compete with them and increase their own sales.

Sobyanin told about the growth of tax revenues in the Moscow system

Almost 10% of tax revenues in the Moscow system since the beginning of this year.

“Siburu” approved the BRICS loan for $ 300 million

The Board of Directors of the New Development Bank (NBR), BRICS, approved the granting of an $ 300 million non-sovereign loan to Sibur to ensure the environmental friendliness of the Zapsibneftekhim project. This is stated in the press release of the bank on the results of the meeting of the Board of Directors.

Norwegian Central Bank for the first time in 7 years, the key rate has risen

The Norwegian Central Bank raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points from a record low level, to 0.75%, the communique said on Thursday.

The volume of gas in the UGS of Ukraine exceeded 15.5 billion cubic meters

The gas reserves in the underground storage of Ukraine exceeded 15.5 billion cubic meters and amounted to 15.544 billion cubic meters, according to the materials of Ukrtransgaz. Ukraine began pumping gas on April 9, 2018, then in the country’s underground gas storage facilities there were 7.438 billion cubic meters.

Kadyrov will turn to Kudrin for help in eliminating unfinished businesses in Chechnya

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced his intention to appeal to the head of the Accounting Chamber Alexei Kudrin with a request to help solve the problem of unfinished construction in the region. The Chechen leader wrote this about VKontakte.

“Russian machines” Deripaska will help the state

The machine-building holding “Russian Machines” Oleg Deripaska, who got under the sanctions, will receive preferences for state purchases of automotive equipment. This is stated in the draft government decree prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade

Vekselberg lost direct control over “T Plus”

Merol lost direct control over the 11.74% stake in T Plus, but acquired control of 17% of the company through CJSC IES-Holding, it follows from the message. Representative Vekselberg declined to comment.

Donald Trump again demanded from OPEC to reduce oil prices

President of the United States Donald Trump called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to immediately reduce oil prices. In Twitter, he said that the countries of the Middle East enjoy US protection, without which it will be unsafe in the region, and at the same time continue to raise oil prices.

We are defending the countries of the Middle East, they will not last long without us safely, and yet they continue to insist on raising oil prices! We will remember this. Monopoly OPEC should reduce prices immediately. – Donald Trump, 45th US President

Iran will oppose the redistribution of quotas in OPEC +

Iran will not support the decision of OPEC + about the redistribution of quotas within the alliance at the upcoming meeting of the ministerial committee in Algeria and promises to veto it, Bloomberg reports referring to the Minister of Oil of the country of Bijan Namdar Zangane.

“Gazprom” will take in the Japanese yen in October

Gazprom is preparing to place bonds in Japanese yen as early as October, Interfax reported today. According to the source of the agency, this will be a club deal for a limited number of participants.

Bangladesh began to import liquefied gas

Currently, the volume of liquefied natural gas supplied to Bangladesh has increased to 8.5 million m3 per day, two-thirds of which is attributable to the Carnafuli Importing Gas Company, located in Chittagong.

Belorusneft: Belarus will survive the stoppage of oil supplies from Russia

Local companies will not lose anything because of the possible restriction of supplies from Russia. All products sold in the network of “Belorusneft” are produced in Belarus.

Shell is in talks to sell a stake in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell is negotiating the sale of its stake in the Caesar Tonga field in the Gulf of Mexico to the US Focus Oil, Bloomberg reports citing its sources. Shell’s 22.5% stake could be sold for $ 1.3 billion

Developers save on bankruptcy

Federal officials are discussing the possibility of postponing the terms for increasing the rate of compulsory contributions to the Fund for the Protection of the Rights of Citizens Participating in Shared Construction (the fund of interest holders) for housing developers.

Vedomosti: The Central Bank secretly allocated 20 billion rubles for the rescue of Genbank

In the DIA, the newspaper was confirmed that they had provided Genbank with money: 11.3 billion rubles. for 15 years to cover the imbalance, 4.87 billion for 15 years to increase capitalization and 4.1 billion for six years to maintain liquidity.

Venezuela moves to market prices for gasoline

Venezuela on Monday, September 24, will begin a pilot transition to gasoline prices close to market prices, said President Nicolas Maduro on state television.

In Spain, they offered to charge a fee for trying on clothes in stores

Some Spanish shops because of the fall in profits can start charging customers for trying on things, as reported by Spain in Russian. With such an initiative, Maria Del Pilar del Olmo, Economic and Financial Adviser for the Castile and Leon Community, spoke.

Maduro announced the use of petro’s crypto currency in international trade

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro on Thursday announced that since October 1, the national petro-cash currency will be used as a means of payment in international trade.

The international reserves of the Russian Federation for the week rose by $ 1.5 billion

The volume of international reserves for the week increased by $ 1.5 billion, or 0.3%, as a result of the return of funds by resident banks to the Bank of Russia on currency swap transactions, explained in the Central Bank’s comments.

Vnesheconombank will lose part of the subsidy from the budget

VEB has received support from the government for several years in a row, but in 2018 it declined from 150 billion to 100 billion rubles. in year.


The US imposed sanctions against China for the purchase of Russian arms

On Thursday, the US imposed sanctions against employees of the Chinese Ministry of Defense and Rosoboronexport because of transactions to buy Russian weapons, according to documents on the websites of the State Department and the US Treasury.

Le Pen was sent to a psychiatric examination

The court of Nanterre demanded the passage of psychiatric expertise by the leader of the French National Union Party, Marín Le Pen, because of her message on Twitter. This is a post dated December 16, 2015, which contains photographs of the executions of the “Islamic state” *.

Poroshenko promised to remove the Russian fleet from the Crimea

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that when Kiev returns the Crimea to Ukraine, there will be no Russian Black Sea Fleet base in Sevastopol. “From the constitution it is proposed to delete the norm, which allows the basing of the Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine,” he said, speaking in the Rada.

From the constitution it is proposed to delete the norm, which allows the basing of the Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine. And after we return Crimea – the Russian base in Sevastopol will definitely not be any more. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

President of South Korea will give Trump a message from Kim Jong-un

South Korean President Mun Zhe Ying said that during a meeting with his American counterpart Donald Trump, he will give him a message from the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un. This is reported by the South Korean agency Yonhap.

Trump called the biggest mistake of the US in history

The introduction of US troops into Iraq in 2003 under President George W. Bush’s 43rd President and further actions by the US Army in the Middle East region became the biggest mistake in the history of the country. This was stated by US President Donald Trump in an interview with The Hill.

Although Obama may have acted wrong when he withdrew the soldiers from there, but to enter them there was, in my opinion, the biggest mistake that was ever committed in the history of our country. – Donald Trump, 45th US President

Abe was reelected leader of the ruling party of Japan

In early October, Abe plans to reshuffle the government. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for a third term, TASS reported citing the results of the elections held on Thursday at the LDP headquarters.

The media named the names of the possible successors of Theresa May

The British Conservatives compiled a list of individuals who will be able to replace British Prime Minister Therese May in her post after March 2019. This was reported by The Telegraph with reference to a memo.

The Kremlin confirmed the meeting between Putin and Lukashenko

President Vladimir Putin on September 21 in Sochi will meet with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who will be in Russia on a working visit, the Kremlin press service reported.

Finland suspected a Russian vessel in violation of maritime boundaries

“The Russian sailing ship is suspected of breaking the border and entering the territorial waters of Finland early in the morning on September 20,” the report said. The alleged violation occurred in the region of the Archipelago Sea near the city of Turku, pointed to the Ministry of Defense.

In Belgium, the British intelligence service is accused of collecting data from Belgacom

The Belgian Federal Attorney’s Office concluded that the interception of international customer communications in Belgacom’s national telecommunication company in Belgium in 2013 was carried out by the Government Communication Center of Great Britain (GCHQ), the Echo newspaper reported on Thursday.

Yerevan did not manage to organize a meeting between Pashinyan and Trump

The meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with US President Donald Trump at the end of September in New York is not planned.

In August, 48 US congressmen signed a letter addressed to US President Donald Trump, urging him to meet with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in the fields of the UN General Assembly

Ukraine will impose sanctions against the Crimean chemical enterprises

The Ministry for Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine proposed to impose sanctions against companies that are involved in the production and sale of chemical products in the Crimea. This is stated in the message of the department.

“The Ministry has prepared proposals for the application of sanctions to a number of legal entities that promote the production of chemical products in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea … and those who sell such products on the territory of other countries,” the report says.

The schedule of meetings of Trump at the UN General Assembly

American President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly intends to meet with the leaders of South Korea, Japan, Egypt, Israel, France and Britain. This was reported in the press service of the White House.

Corruption scandal led to the resignation of the Deputy Minister of Culture of Japan

It is noted that in 2018, two former officials of the Ministry of Higher Education of Japan were arrested because of corruption scandals.

Head of China’s Energy Authority Suspected of Corruption

The main anti-corruption body of the Communist Party of China began an internal party review of the head of the state energy department of the country Nura Bekri. This is stated in the message of the Office

Advocate Assange named the conditions for his cooperation with Great Britain

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, needs guarantees from the UK that he will not be extradited to the US, his lawyer Jennifer Robinson said in an interview with RT television. According to her, the British authorities must provide Assange with a guarantee of non-extradition to the United States.

Billionaire Bloomberg Thinks of Participation in US Presidential Elections – 2020

Ex-Mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg agency Michael Bloomberg is considering the possibility of being nominated as a candidate for the presidential elections in the United States in 2020, reports Fox News. According to the channel, Bloomberg has not yet decided on participation.

Beijing will help Damascus restore cultural heritage sites

China intends to help Syria in the restoration of cultural heritage sites. According to the Chinese media, this follows from the signed memorandum between the state museum “Gugun” and the Ministry of Culture of the SAR on the preservation of historical relics.

Trump Approves New US Cybersecurity Strategy

President of the United States Donald Trump on Thursday signed and approved a new strategy of the United States in the field of cybersecurity, in which attention is paid to the response to alleged actions in this area of ​​Russia, China, Iran and the DPRK, as well as sanctioning American cyber attacks of offensive nature.


The new submarine “Kronstadt” was launched in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg on Thursday, launched a new diesel-electric submarine “Kronstadt.” It is a submarine of the project 677 Lada. They built a submarine at the Admiralty Shipyards.

Head of the Air Force of Israel flew to Moscow with a military delegation

The commander of the Israeli Air Force, Major General Amikam Norkin flew to Moscow to discuss the incident with the downed IL-20, accompanied by a representative military delegation, the Israeli media reported.

“The Air Force commander and the delegation will present all the data on the incident in all aspects, including preliminary information and the main findings of the investigation,” the report of the IDF

Poroshenko announced plans to develop and purchase high-precision missiles

Ukraine will begin in 2018 the development and purchase of precision missile weapons, armored vehicles and artillery systems, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a message to the Verkhovna Rada. The broadcast of the speech was conducted by the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

Poroshenko demanded that the Defense Ministry “urgently” move to NATO standards

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking during the annual message to the Verkhovna Rada on the internal and external situation of Ukraine, said that he expects from the Ministry of Defense of the country the soonest transition of the army to NATO standards, Ukrainian media reported.

Russian servicemen in Syria patrolled near the Golan Heights

In the Syrian province of El Quneitra, patrolling of the liberated settlements by the Russian military police and representatives of the Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties was held, Zvezda television channel reported.

The US Navy offered assistance to Russia in the area of ​​the Ilyushin-20 crash

The US Navy expressed its readiness to assist Russia in a search operation in the area of ​​the crash of the Il-20. This statement was made by the spokesperson of the 6th US Navy Navy, Kayle Reins.

Iran urged the UN to condemn Israel for the policy of threats

Recall that the relationship between Israel and Iran has been balancing for years on the brink of war. The situation became even more complicated after Iran’s paramilitary units were stationed on the territory of Syria, neighboring with Israel.

The exercises of snipers of NATO countries and their allies will be held in Canada

International exercises will be held in Canada for the 20th time. Maneuvers will be held at the Gagetown military base in the coastal province of New Brunswick. They will be attended by soldiers from Britain, Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, the United States and France, as well as from Ireland and New Zealand.

“White swans” flew over the neutral waters of the three seas

All flights carried out by long-range aviation pilots over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, Black and Caspian Seas and the Pacific pass in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace without violating the borders of other states.

Fighters of the Baltic Fleet held an educational night battle

Crews of Su-27 fighters and Su-24M bombers of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation conducted night training flights as part of a planned training session. As reported in the information department of the press service of the ZVO for the Baltic Fleet, several links of aircraft were involved

Pentagon announced the request of Russia for its losses in Georgia

Moscow appealed to Washington with a request for Russian losses during the operation to force Georgia to peace in the summer of 2008, said the head of the Pentagon’s agency for the recording of prisoners of war and missing Kelly McKeeig.


The short list of the Booker includes writers from the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada

The short list includes works by six authors: the British Anne Burns (Milkman), Daisy Johnson (Everything Under) and Robin Robertson (The Long Take), Americans Rachel Kushner (The Mars Room) and Richard Powers (The Overstory) and Canadi Esli Edugyan (Washington Black).

Gallery on Solyanka canceled the exhibition of Kathryn Nenasheva about torture

September 15 in the State Gallery on Solyanka was to open a performative exhibition Nenasheva, which was named “Cargo 300”, but the discovery was postponed because of “technical reasons.” The artist specified that street actions are a separate work, not part of the exhibition.

The Russian Museum will show the masterpieces of Kandinsky, Chagall and Filonov

Along with the works of Vasily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall and Pavel Filonov, less known works of their colleagues from various art associations are shown. For the first time the printed graphics of Russian expressionism are so widely depicted – easel engravings, lithographed books and posters.

“Munich-38. On the verge of a catastrophe” opened in Moscow

The exhibition is timed to the 80th anniversary of the signing of the so-called Munich agreement. Then the leaders of Germany, Italy, Britain and France agreed to transfer the third Reich of the Sudetenland to Czechoslovakia.

In total there are more than 200 exhibits. Among them – unique original documents, photographs and newsreels. Some materials will be seen by the general public for the first time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition will be open until 14 October.

The First International Competition for Young Composers

The International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for Young Composers “New Classics” is held without entrance fees, guaranteeing accessibility and equal opportunities for creative youth from all over the world. According to the organizers of the review, the objectives of the competition are – identifying young talents, creating a system for their support and popularizing contemporary classical music.

Applications are open until 31 October. The gala concert at which the winners will be announced will be held on November 18 at the Moscow Conservatory. The total premium fund of the contest “New Classics” will be one million rubles, as well as special prizes. The best scores will be recorded and released on audio CDs.

The finalists of the contest of violinists Spivakov

Four musicians took part in the third round: they are Russians Fedor Beznosikov and Stepan Starikov, as well as Maria Duanias from Spain and Issei Kurihara from Japan.

As the art director of the show Vladimir Spivakov said, the winners will receive the violins as prizes: works by Riccardo Antoniacci (1912), Jules Grangjon (1848) and Igor Ulitsky (2017). The awarding ceremony and gala concert will be held on September 21.

Center for opera singing Galina Vishnevskaya invites to “Bohemia”

Center for opera singing Galina Vishnevskaya opens a new theater and concert season with the premiere of Puccini’s opera La Boheme.

The production, timed to the composer’s 160th birthday, will be held on September 20, as well as on September 24 and 27. To work on “Bogemoe” artistic director Olga Rostropovich invited an international team: the Italian conductor Marco Boemi and one of the leading contemporary directors of the musical theater Ivan Popovsky. Historical costumes created by the artist Andrei Klimov. Conductors – Alexander Soloviev and Yaroslav Tkalenko.

Theater of the Russian Army will open the season “Red Wheel”

As reported in the press service of the team, will open a new season on September 26 play “Red Wheel” based on the novel by Alexander Solzhenitsyn – about the events in Russia in the period from 1914 to 1917 years. Cast: Alina Pokrovskaya, Andrei Egorov, Denis Kutuzov, Tatyana Morozova.

The premiere on the Small Stage will be the musical comedy of Igor Afanasyev “The Main Role”. On the experimental stage, the dramatic psychological drama “Gronholm Method” will be shown. In addition, the premiere of the musical performance “Cliffs: The Mystery of Jazz” with Igor Butman and the New Year fairy tale “The Journey of Niels with Wild Geese” are planned.

The General Director of the Tretyakov Gallery received the French Order “For Merits in Art and Literature”

Ambassador of France to Russia Sylvie Bermann, on behalf of the Minister of Culture of this country, presented the Order of Merit in Art and Literature to the degree of Chevalier, Director General of the State Tretyakov Gallery Zelfira Tregulova and theatrical expert Olga Henkina.

Pavel Stepanov appointed Deputy Minister of Culture

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appointed Pavel Stepanov, who previously served as adviser to the head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation on Cinematography, Deputy Minister of Culture. The document was published on September 19 on the website of the Cabinet.

“Crystal Turandot” for the 27th time will be presented at the Vakhtangov Theater

The ceremony will be held on October 22 at the Vakhtangov Theater. As TASS was told in the organizing committee of the award, “the place of rewarding can not be changed” – it was to this scene in 1922 that heroes of the fairy tale Carlo Gozzi – the last play of Eugene Vakhtangov first appeared. It is not by chance that the first winner of the award was the performer of the main role in that legendary production – Julia Borisova, who still serves in the Theater.

In the list of laureates of the award of different years: Oleg Yefremov and Yury Lyubimov, Oleg Tabakov and Mark Zakharov, Pyotr Fomenko and Rimas Tuminas, as well as Inna Churikova, Vladimir Mashkov, Yevgeny Mironov and many other actors, directors and artists.

In Kirov opened the International Festival of Puppet Theaters

September 19 in Kirov, the opening of the IV International Festival of Puppet Theaters “Vyatka – the city of childhood”, at which their performances will be presented by 11 Russian and foreign troupes. Participants and guests of the festival were congratulated by the governor of the Kirov region Igor Vasiliev.

In Yessentuki there will be a festival dedicated to the work of Anton Chekhov

In Essentuki on September 29, within the literary project “Metamorphoses. The festival of one day “will show performances on the works of Anton Chekhov.

Guests will also be able to listen to a lecture on the writer’s work. According to the organizers, it will be possible to watch the performance “Metamorphoses-2: Wives of Artists” and take part in a master class in acting.

Fanny Ardan because of love for Russia will put in Greece the opera of Shostakovich

French actress Fanny Ardan talked about her new projects. In the near future, she plans to start filming in the new film


The new part of the film “Firs” will be for the project last

On December 27, the seventh part of the popular series of New Year’s films “The Firs” is released. The new issue will be the last for the project. This was told by the general director of the Twentieth Century Fox CIS, Vadim Smirnov, writes RBC.

The director of the new James Bond movie will be Carey Fukunaga

Carey Fukunaga will be the director of a new film from the cycle about James Bond. The shooting should begin in March 2019. The film is scheduled for release on February 14, 2020.

M. Night Shyamalan will present the film “Glass” at Comic Con Russia

“We are glad to share the news that the famous film director M. Night Shyamalan will present his new film at the upcoming exhibition Comic Con Russia,” the message says. Actor Bruce Willis took part in the filming of the picture. The plot of the film unfolds after the finale of the movie “Split.”

Director of the “Black Panther” will make a film featuring LeBron James

Director Ryan Kugler will take part in the creation of the second part of the comic film about the basketball “Space Jam”, the main role in which will play the forward of the club of the National Basketball Association (NBA) “Los Angeles Lakers” LeBron James, reports “Soviet Sport”.

Shooting action movie 6 Underground

Ryan Reynolds posted on Twitter a video from the film set of the militant 6 Underground, where he plays one of the main roles.

“Many people think that the best thing about working with Michael Bay is an action, but for me it’s rather quiet, quiet moments,” says the actor

Marvel will be awarded a special BAFTA award

Head of the Marvel film company Kevin Feigi will be awarded a special prize by the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA). The Albert R. Broccoli Award for contribution to the development of the entertainment industry will be presented at the solemn ceremony on October 26.

In Omsk, there is everything for the shooting of Chinese cinema

Every year in Russia there is a festival of Chinese cinema *. The tapes are shown in Moscow and in one of the regional cities, this time the choice fell on Omsk

“Upon returning to China, we will give all the materials and our observations to the writers and directors. We will advise them to consider Omsk as a film set for their films. Your city has everything for this, “- said the representatives of the Celestial Empire.

A new trailer of the eleventh season of “Doctor Who” was released

Jody Whittaker became the first woman to perform the Doctor on the show. In the new season, she will have three satellites – Graham (Bradley Walsh), Ryan (Toshin Cole) and Yasmin (Mandip Jill). The premiere of the eleventh season is scheduled for October 7

The new location of the prequel “The Games of Thrones”

Filming a prequel fantastic multi-series film will begin in November 2018 at the castle Penrin in Wales and its environs, said “The Fifth Channel.” In the new film, the events unfold 1000 years earlier than in the main series. The creators will tell the story of the origin of the White Walkers, as well as shed light on the family tree of the hereditary Kings of the North – Stark.

The “Eurasian Bridge” Film Festival will be held in Yalta on September 21-25

The international film festival “Eurasian Bridge” will be held in Yalta on September 21-25, “Kryminform” informs. As the director of the Crimean Media Center Svetlana Kosarich said, about 80 participants from 12 countries are expected

Buryat film “Golovar” appeared on the web

The day before, the crime drama “Golovar” was posted on YouTube. Scriptwriter and director Yuri Botoyev shared joyful news in the social network “FaceBook”


Tickets for the concert of E. Shiran in Moscow will start on September 27

British singer Ed Shiran will perform in Russia for the first time – the concert will be held in Moscow on July 19 at the “Opening Arena” stadium. Tickets on sale will be available from September 27. This is reported by the concert agency Pop Farm.

KISS Group announced a farewell tour

For 45 years, more than 100 million copies of albums have been sold. In 2014, KISS included in the Hall of Fame rock’n’roll. In the early 2000s, the group was already conducting a “Farewell Tour”.

International Festival of Yuri Bashmet will be held in Rostov

It is noted that musicians from several countries will come to the festival, including Greece and Germany. Before the performances, visitors will be able to visit the photo exhibition about the history of the festival. It became known that on Friday during the festival for the first time the concert will be held in Taganrog.

Milen Farmer showed a sentimental clip about dogs

Mylene Farmer released a video for the new song “Sentimentale”. In it, a painted child, a cat and a fish in an aquarium watch a home movie about a girl and her dogs on TV, with whom she walks in parks and on the coast, catches frogs and reads books about cats

The program of the festival “Jazz Province” is announced in Voronezh

The festival “Jazz Province” was created in 1996 by the Kursk pianist and composer Leonid Vintskevich, and became unique for Russia. Today this is the only mobile festival in the country, and its visitors annually reach up to 20 thousand spectators.

“Virtuosos of Moscow” present in the House of Music a new project-journey

On September 20, on the stage of the Moscow International House of Music, the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra, directed by Vladimir Spivakov, will perform a concert that is part of the program to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the collective. The world-famous orchestra presents a new project – “Virtuosos of Moscow” in a time machine.

Petersburg “Music-Hall” opened the season

St. Petersburg Theater “Music-Hall” opened on Wednesday a new season concert “Bernstein Gala”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of a classic American music.

Till Lindemann, leader of the band Rammstein, will give concerts in Russia

Fans of other cities of Russia will be able to see the first and, perhaps, the only time of the great and terrible Till Lindemann, the organizers of the tour noted. On the stage of the St. Petersburg Opera club, the musician will be released on December 3, at the Moscow ICON he will give a concert on December 5

The group “Leningrad” released a video for the song “Choi”

The group “Leningrad” published a video for the song “Choi”. The video was traditionally directed by Ilya Naishuller. According to the plot of the clip, the leader of the group Sergey Shnurov is the captain of the spacecraft.

Maroon 5 will perform at the break of the 53rd Superbowl

The famous pop-rock band Maroon 5 will perform at the break of the 53rd Superbowl, which will be held on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta. The band will be joined by hip-hop performers Cardi Bee and Travis Scott.

The Baseballs group will present in Moscow two new CDs at once

One of the most cheerful groups of the world will present in Moscow two new CDs at once. And above the collection of hits The Very Best of the Baseballs, timed to its 10th anniversary, German “baseball players” flew to work in the legendary Sun Studio of the American city of Memphis.

Maria Duenas from Spain wins Spivakov violin competition in Ufa

Fifteen-year-old Maria Duenas from Spain is recognized as the winner of the Second International Violin Competition Vladimir Spivakov, which takes place in Ufa. This was reported to TASS on Friday by the jury on the basis of the final auditions of the musicians.


On all computers imported into Russia, there will be a Russian antivirus

According to “Kommerasant” since August 1, 2020 on the territory of Russia in each computer that is imported to the border of the country, there will be a domestic antivirus, implying an increase in the level of national security of the state.

“Yandex” forced to remove pirate sites from the search issue

Rightholders, Internet companies and Roskomnadzor are preparing to conclude an agreement on an extrajudicial mechanism for removing links to pirated content from search engines. According to Vedomosti, representatives of the parties almost agreed on this on September 19 at a meeting in the presidential administration of Russia.

Headphones FreeBuds 2 Pro from Huawei will be charged from the smartphone

Huawei released fully wireless headphones FreeBuds 2 Pro. The main feature of gadgets can be called that they can be charged from contact with the smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple camera is estimated at 27 thousand rubles

Samsung introduced the smartphone Galaxy A7, which became the first model of the Korean manufacturer with a triple main camera.

Xiaomi introduced a smart speaker with a voice assistant

Chinese company Xiaomi released a smart alarm clock column at a price below 1500 rubles. Xiao AI Smart Alarm Clock is a brick with a large screen. The column supports working with Internet radio and is controlled by voice.

Personal Assistant Google Assistant added to Android Auto

Google Assistant’s voice assistant added to Android Auto. Currently, the utility is compatible with on-board computers of more than 300 models of vehicles of American and Chinese production. In the automotive version, the program is launched using the “OK Google” command.

Windows collects passwords and user correspondence in a special file

WaitList.dat includes Office documents, where users can store logins and passwords, as well as electronic correspondence, which can contain sensitive information. It’s not about storing metadata, but about the text itself.

Beeline and Huawei conducted the first LTE tests in the 900 MHz band

“VimpelCom” (Beeline) and Huawei announced the completion of the first stage of the study of the features of LTE technology in the 900 MHz radio frequency band. This summer, VimpelCom and Huawei announced the conclusion of an agreement on the development of 5G.

GoPro introduced new action cameras GoPro Hero7

The new line of cameras will be presented by three models – Hero7 White, Hero7 Silver and Hero7 black. The most expensive camera will be Hero7 black, which will be able to shoot video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. The cost of this model in Europe will be 430 euros, and in the USA – 400 dollars.

Hybrid tablet Google Pixelbook showed in the photo

On the Internet published a photo of a hybrid tablet Pixelbook Nocturne from Google. As noted by the edition of AboutChromebooks, the gadget is not yet officially presented. The new tablet has a built-in fingerprint button and two USB Type-C ports.

Virtual keyboard Tap Systems

Created a special keyboard TAP Systems dressing on the fingers. It consists of a convenient keyboard, mouse and controller. In Microsoft’s virtual environment, it demonstrated itself as a quick and simple keyboard for typing

Smartphone slider Lenovo Z5 Pro was a huge flagship

Previously reported that the Lenovo Z5 Pro will be an impressive mid-range smartphone. According to new data, this is by characteristics a true flagship.

Huawei prepares headphones with recharging from the smartphone case

The web has information on the headphones Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro, which have the ability to recharge from the shell of the smartphone. The presentation of the headset is scheduled for October 16, when the announcement of models Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will take place.

Instagram will allow businesses to segment content by country

Small changes are prepared in the Instagram functionality. We are talking about the introduction of geolocation restrictions on published materials. A new user is unlikely to affect the new feature, but commercial organizations will be able to segment advertising content depending on the selected countries.

Google Ads added call-level reports at the account level

Once call reporting is enabled at the account level, advertisers will not be able to separately add reports for the extension or at the ad level. More information about “Call records” can be found in the Google Ads Help.

Facebook is testing its own dating service

Developers of social network Facebook create a specialized service for acquaintances. As the creators of the social network say, at the moment many people use the site to search for acquaintances and further communication. A new service will simplify the process of finding the right people


The first unmanned train will go through MCC in 2019

In 2019, the first pilot trip of the electric train on the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) will be organized completely automatically (without passengers), confirmed by the “RG” in the RZD

Strange mineral calaverite

Kalaverit is a natural mineral composed of gold and tellurium (AuTe2). It is one of the main ore minerals for industrial gold mining.

An international group of scientists from the Institute of Metal Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Skoltekh and MIPT, as well as of the University of Cologne explained the crystal structure of the mineral of the calaverite. Along the way, they predicted the possibility of the existence of a new compound of gold, previously unknown to chemists, perhaps with very unusual properties. The corresponding article is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scientists have found a bacterium in the intestine that produces electricity

Scientists from the University of Lund (Sweden) and the University of California at Berkeley (USA) found in the intestines a bacterium enterococcus fecal (Enterococcus faecalis), producing electricity

Vavilov glacier was one of the fastest

The work is published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Ice caps, such as the Vavilov Glacier, cover 777,000 square kilometers of the Earth. Their melting can lead to an increase in the level of the World Ocean by 0.3 meters.

Competition in the industry makes colleagues more friendly

Since in the modern world the most pronounced competition in the economic sphere, namely – between individual firms, scientists decided to analyze this level of social relations. Researchers in the laboratory created an imitation of the market environment, based on industry data.

A mathematical model of trapped atoms and ions trapped in a trap

Physicists have developed a mathematical model for describing physical processes in hybrid systems, which consist of atoms and ions cooled to temperatures close to absolute zero.

Soil depletion in the USA and India affected the displacement of the earth’s axis

It is reported that scientists have found evidence that dehumidification of soils in the United States and India in the middle of the last century affected the position of the Earth’s axis no less than the melting of glaciers.

Scientists: human cells turned into egg precursors

A group of scientists was able to turn stem cells into egg precursors, according to the information and news publication nplus1.ru.

Cholesterol helped to name dickinsonia one of the oldest animals

Paleontologists have found molecular evidence that representatives of the Ediacaran dickinsonia biota (Dickinsonia), which lived 560-555 million years ago, belonged to the animal kingdom. As reported in Science, scientists found in fossil dikinsony cholesterol, a substance that produces animals

Nanoparticles were able to resume protein synthesis

Specialists were able to develop such nanoparticles that protect mRNA from destruction, which further inhibits the development of cancer, due to the launch of the protein synthesis process.

NASA for two days found two planets, similar to Earth

The satellite of the American Space Agency TESS in two days found two Earth-like planets outside the solar system. This is reported on the NASA page in “Twitter.” The first planet was found on September 19

“Roscosmos” will continue to participate in the creation of a near-moon station Gateway

“Roskosmos” will continue to participate in the project to create an international near-moon station Gateway jointly with the United States and other foreign partners, told RIA Novosti in the state corporation after a meeting to discuss the requirements for the station, which was held in Orlando.

A detailed snapshot of the constellation of Hair of Veronica made the Hubble telescope

A detailed snapshot of the most beautiful constellation of Hair of Veronica was made with the help of the Hubble telescope. This space object is located 300 million light-years from Earth. Constellation of Hair Veronica consists of two smaller clusters – Abell 1656 and Leo

The NASA showed unusual infrared light from a neutron star

NASA showed unusual infrared light emanating from a neutron star formed during the destruction of a massive star. An amazing discovery was made by the Hubble telescope.


Toyota showed the new flagship version of the Land Cruiser 200

The company Toyota has shown a new flagship version of the Land Cruiser 200 – on the Russian market since September 20, the Executive Lounge is available. The novelty is distinguished by darkened headlights, black overlays on rear-view mirrors, new bumpers and the Executive Lounge nameplate on the rear rack.

The production of the new LADA Granta started in Kazakhstan

The plant “Asia Auto” in Ust-Kamenogorsk has launched a serial production of the renewed family LADA Granta. Today the model has got on the conveyor in all four body styles: a sedan, a hatchback, a liftback and a station wagon, and the first cars will appear at dealers of “Bipek Auto” in Kazakhstan already in November.

The electric Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo

Within the IAA showroom, which was held in German Hanover, Volkswagen presented a fully electric van I.D. Buzz Cargo. The car became a cargo version of a minibus, presented in early 2017 at the Detroit Motor Show

Dongfeng started production of a new pickup truck based on the Mercedes X-Class

The Chinese automobile brand Dongfeng has started serial production of its new pickup truck, developed on the platform of the German Mercedes-Benz X-Class and the Japanese Nissan Navara. On sale in the local market Dongfeng Ruijing 6 will be released on October 24

Peugeot officially introduced the concept in the style of cars of the 1970s

The official premiere of the Peugeot e-Legend is to be held within the framework of the Paris Motor Show. The concept was created in honor of the 504 coupe, which was released in 1968. The overall dimensions of the electric car make 4650/1930/1370 mm, and the wheelbase – 2,690 mm

Crossover Datsun redi-GO got a special version

The company Datsun released a special version of the model redi-GO. The new version of the cross-hatchback was named Limited Edition

Mercedes-AMG brought to the test 1000-strong hypermarket Project One

According to the press service of Daimler, the company started road tests of the first in the history of the brand of a serial hypercar. For the first time Project One was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September.

The concept of an electric car Chrysler Portal will be released in the serial version

Next year, Chrysler will launch the latest Chrysler 300 sedan, but in 2020 the Portal minivan will be introduced. The conceptual version of the model was presented at the Las Vegas exhibition last year, but then it was not reported whether the prototype would be produced in a serial version

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