11 Dec, 2018

Russia in the “Panama dossier”

The Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) of Russia, when checking the “Panama dossier”, found 4197 offshore companies, which are controlled by Russians. Vitaly Andreev, Head of the Rosfinmonitoring Department on Counteracting Money Laundering of Income, told this at a conference entitled “Priority Directions of Anti-Corruption Policy in Russia and the World” at NRU HSE.

These companies made financial transactions totaling over 5 billion rubles. Many of them are associated with the “governor, deputy and ministerial corps,” RBC reports referring to Andreev.

The most popular jurisdiction for registering offshore companies among Russian citizens is the British Virgin Islands: they account for more than 50% of legal entities. They are followed by Panama and the Bahamas, Andreev added.

“Panama Dossier” – documents from the offshore registrar Mossack Fonseca. After the leak, they were put at the disposal of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime (OCCRP).

Briefly about the main thing …

SOCIETY

Ulyanovsk Governor deprived officials of official vehicles

Governor Sergey Morozov instructed the servants of the people to spend 7 days without transport at a hardware meeting. At this time, officials will have to use public transport and walk around Ulyanovsk.

We will never clean up the streets if we only see them from the car window. So it will seem that it is good to walk along the sidewalk, but, in fact, it is covered with snowy debris, – the head of the Ulyanovsk region explained his decision.

The Cabinet has allocated 2 billion rubles to update the fleet Rosguards

“In order to update the car park, allocate Rosguards from the reserve fund of the government of the Russian Federation in 2018 budget allocations in the amount of 2 billion rubles, having in mind the purchase of at least 600 wheeled vehicles,” the order says.

Deputy Minister of Construction of Buryatia detained in the case of houses for orphans

Sergei Rybalchenko, Deputy Minister of Construction and Modernization of the Housing and Communal Services Complex of Buryatia, was detained on charges of exceeding his authority in accepting housing built for orphans. This was reported on the website of the Republican Investigation Department of the IC.

“According to the investigators, in 2015, the Ministry of Construction and Modernization of the Housing and Communal Services Complex of the Republic of Buryatia planned to acquire residential premises in the village of Sotnikovo, Ivolginsky District of the Republic of Buryatia, in order to create a specialized housing fund for orphans and children left without parental care “- said the press service.

Approved a plan for a phased transition to digital broadcasting

The Ministry of Communications has approved a plan for a phased transition from analog broadcasting of compulsory publicly available federal television and radio channels in the subjects of the Russian Federation to digital, according to the Ministry’s website. The transition will take place from January to June 2019 (February 11, April 15 and June 3).

The court refused to release Lev Ponomarev to Alekseeva’s funeral

The Moscow Tverskoy court denied human rights activist Lev Ponomarev, who is serving a 16-day administrative arrest, in a request to attend a farewell to the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alekseeva. This is stated in the definition of the court, RBC reported in the press service of the institution.

Medvedev approved the program of state guarantees of free medical care

The head of the Russian government, Dmitry Medvedev, approved a program of state guarantees of free medical care for three years, the amount of funding is 8.6 trillion rubles.

The program of state guarantees establishes a list of types, forms and conditions of free medical care. This year there are a number of new provisions. In particular, the list of rare diseases, for the treatment of which drugs are purchased at the federal level, has been expanded. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

The hermit Agafya Lykova asked the Siberians for help

Siberian recluse Agafya Lykova signals her plight. She was left without supplies for the winter. According to “Channel 360” with reference to the film documentalist from Krasnoyarsk Andrei Grishakov, the woman called him from the taiga by satellite phone

Sobyanin: paid parking is not a source of income for us

The mayor explained that a certain part of the parking lots in the center of Moscow should always be free.

When the number of parking spaces is filled by more than 80%, there is one recipe all over the world – an increase in the price of parking space. – Sergey Sobyanin, Russian politician

Most Russians are not worried about the split of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

As the sociologist of the Levada Center found out, only 15 percent of Russians surveyed are very concerned about this issue, and 21 percent are “more concerned” than not. At the same time, among Orthodox respondents, the split of the UOC is “very disturbing” by 18 percent and “more disturbing” by 25 percent of respondents.

Almost 25% of Russian doctors received instructions to impose paid services

The imposition of services Almost a quarter of medical workers faced in 2018 with informal orders from the management of public clinics to offer patients paid medical services, follows from the survey of the All-Russian Popular Front (RBC has) devoted to the availability of medical care in Russia.

The government did not support the bill on the payment of self-employed insurance premiums

The Russian government commission on legislative activity did not support the project, which obliges self-employed citizens to pay insurance contributions to the PFR, the FSS and the FMS on their own.

POLITICS

Poroshenko has broken the treaty of friendship with Russia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law previously adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on the termination of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with Russia. About this head of state said in his Twitter. According to the document, the contract expires on April 1, 2019 and will not be extended.

The non-renewal of the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation should not be viewed as an episode, but as part of our strategy aimed at a final break with the colonial past and reorientation towards Europe. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Putin approved the transfer of the capital of the Far East

Vladivostok will become the capital of the Far East. The President agreed with the proposal of the Acting Governor of Primorye Oleg Kozhemyako to transfer the main city of the Far Eastern Federal District from Khabarovsk. Earlier this was reported edition RBC.

Russian officials banned the use of fonts Times New Roman, Arial, etc.

Ban on fonts Russian government employees will have to abandon the use of common fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, Courier New, etc. Monotype Imaging, which owns the rights to these fonts, refused to provide licenses for their use in Russian software.

Moldavian President again removed from power

Moldavian President Igor Dodon was once again suspended from his duties. The decision was taken by the Constitutional Court (CC) of the country. Constitutional Court Chairman Mihai Poalelunge noted that the removal of Dodon was due to the refusal to support bills approved by parliament.

The Kremlin responded to accusations of involvement in the riots in France

Statements about the involvement of Moscow in the protests in France are slander, said Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

We did not interfere and do not interfere in any internal affairs of any countries, including France, the development of relations with which we attach great importance. Any statements about Russia’s possible involvement are nothing but slander. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

The department of the Sverdlovsk official Glatsky was liquidated.

The governor of the Sverdlovsk region, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, abolished the youth policy department, whose head, Olga Glatsky, was dismissed after saying that the state “owes nothing” to young people. A new regional office will be created on its basis.

As they say, we will work not by number, but by skill. – Yevgeny Kuyvashev, Russian politician

The delegation of the State Duma of Russia arrived in India on an official visit

State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, led by the delegation of the Russian parliament, arrived in India on an official visit. During the visit on December 9 and 10, Volodin is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UN Global Migration Treaty adopted at Morocco conference

The United Nations (UN) Global Compact on “Safe, Orderly, and Legal Migration” was adopted by a majority of the UN conference participants in Moroccan Marrakesh. This was stated by the chairman of the conference, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco, Nasser Burita, reports the German channel N-TV. Now the contract must be officially approved by the UN General Assembly in January 2019.

The CEC will hold the All-Russian Exercises of the Election Commissions

The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation will hold All-Russian exercises of election commissions, the head of the CEC Ella Pamfilova said on Monday

“We are now simply transferring it (the system – ed.) To new rails, and this one, for 2019, has been developed. And it will be with 100% coverage … Even we are going to conduct such an all-Russian training, when all commissions are collected, broadcast – that is, we give some material so that the training reaches everyone, and the forms are different – it can be all electronic media modern … live webcast by day, “said Pamfilova, addressing young people in the forum” Youth . Elections. Power “.

Candidate from the “Patriots of Russia” withdrew from the election of the governor

Igor Stepanenko, a candidate for governor of the Primorsky Territory from the Patriots of Russia Party, withdrew his candidacy from the elections, Deputy Head of the Election Commission of the Region Roman Okhotnikov told Interfax.

He is a man who has experience in power and understands that power is not a toy. I decided to withdraw so that there was no second round. – Nadezhda Korneeva, Russian MP

The United States urged all parties to withdraw from the Nord Stream – 2

The United States called on all parties to withdraw from the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. According to the American side, the gas pipeline threatens the security of Europe. This was stated by Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Francis Fannon, RIA Novosti reports

US extended sanctions against the DPRK

The US Treasury Department announced the listing of three people from the DPRK leadership in the sanctions list. This is reported on the site office. The list included the Minister of State Security of the country, the director of the Department of Propaganda and Agitation and a member of the Presidium of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Turkey called the Saudi Consul General involved in the assassination of Hashkazhi

Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul – accomplice in the murder of an opposition Saudi journalist, columnist of the Washington Post American newspaper Jamal Hashadzhi.

The United States will present a strategy to counter Russia and China in Africa

The administration of the United States President Donald Trump plans to publish a new strategy to counter the growing influence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Africa, as well as the attempts of the Russian Federation “to gain a foothold in unstable resource-rich states.”

ARMY and WEAPONS

Two Russian missile Tu-160 arrived in Venezuela

Two Tu-160 strategic missile-carriers, a heavy An-124 Ruslan military transport aircraft and an IL-62 long-range Aerospace Forces (VCS) aircraft of Russia arrived in Venezuela. They made a flight “from airfields on the territory of the Russian Federation to the international airport of Maiquetia,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

India tested a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead

India launched another intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5, which is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. It is reported by Uni Brevity Accuracy Speed. The rocket was launched in the morning from the range on the island of Abdul Kalam in the eastern state of Odish.

By the end of the year, the Navy will receive a corvette and a mine ship.

The new-generation mine defense ship Ivan Ivanov will be commissioned by the end of the year, and the transfer certificate for the Navy Corvette Project 20380 Loud will be signed on December 14, President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexey Rakhmanov told reporters.

Russian naval aviation will receive a new patrol aircraft

In the near future, naval aviation of the Russian Navy will receive new aircraft and helicopters. First of all, it is a modern maritime patrol aircraft. Work on it should be completed in the 2020s.

Search and rescue helicopters of the amphibious class of the far zone will be created, including for operations in the Arctic and offshore Arctic seas. – Igor Kozhin, Russian military leader

A modernized reconnaissance aircraft A-50UKP enters the HKS of Russia

The Taganrog Aviation Scientific-Technical Complex named after G. M. Beriev delivered a modernized A-50U long-range radar detection aircraft to the Russian Aerospace Forces VKS of Russia, the company said in TASS on Monday.

What is important is that modern equipment allows you to track the movement of several hundreds of air targets at the same time, and the fighters can navigate them automatically.

F-35 declared unfit for combat testing.

Fifth generation American fighter F-35 Lighting II. the creation of which cost the United States a record $ 1.5 trillion cannot begin the main phase of combat tests. This was announced by the Pentagon’s director of testing, a copy of his letter was at the disposal of The National Interest.

Rockets and airplanes will begin to check with laser ultrasound

As part of the development of the system, the scientists of the Moscow-based enterprise have solved some of the most complicated related scientific tasks in the field of acoustics, laser technologies and materials science.

In Ukraine, documents on the route of ships in the Kerch Strait were classified

The Ukrainian authorities classified the documents that indicate the route of the Navy’s ships detained in the Kerch Strait for violating the state border of Russia. Such information is contained in the response of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine to the inquiry of journalists.

“The requested information relates to information that contains state secrets in the field of national defense,” – said in a document signed by the commander of the Navy of Ukraine Igor Voronchenko

Finnish army at the parade showed tanks Leopard-2A6

German-made Leopard tanks participated in the military parade dedicated to the 101st anniversary of the independence of Finland, December 10, with reference to the Finnish military department’s Twitter, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. At the parade in Finnish Mikkeli, the modifications Leopard-2A4 and Leopard-2A6 were completed.

The new ship with the “Caliber” became part of the Black Sea Fleet

A solemn ceremony to receive the newest ship into the fleet took place on Monday in Sevastopol. The Orekhovo-Zuyevo small rocket ship of Project 21631 is equipped with Caliber cruise missiles, and has an increased displacement.

Russian naval aviation will receive a new patrol aircraft

In the near future, naval aviation of the Russian Navy will receive new aircraft and helicopters. First of all, it is a modern maritime patrol aircraft. Work on it should be completed in the 2020s.

Search and rescue helicopters of the amphibious class of the far zone will be created, including for operations in the Arctic and offshore Arctic seas. – Igor Kozhin, Russian military leader

Kurds opened a second front in Deir-ez-Zor

The second front against the IG (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) opened up the armed forces of the Syrian Kurds (VTS) in the province of Deir Ez-Zor, December 10, a source told the news agency Red Spring.

A new memorable date may appear in Russia

The Federation Council drafted a bill on the establishment in Russia of a memorable date – the Day of the Military Oath. Olga Kovitidi, author of the initiative, a senator from Crimea, a member of the Committee on Defense and Security of the Federation Council, told Izvestiya about this.

ECONOMY

Russia has banned selling non-alcoholic spirits cheaper than alcohol

The Russian government has banned the sale of alcohol-based non-food products at a price lower than alcohol. The corresponding decree was signed on Monday, December 10, by the head of the Cabinet Dmitry Medvedev.

I signed a government decree that bans the sale of such alcohol-based non-food products at a price lower than that established for the respective alcoholic products, thereby dislodging the economic basis of this kind of trade or activity. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Developers transferred to the Fund for the protection of real estate investors more than 7.5 billion rubles

The shareholder protection fund was registered in October 2017 in the form of a public law company. Now developers are required to transfer contributions in the amount of 1.2% of the DDU for all new objects. Non-payment of the fee is the basis for refusal of state registration of contracts.

Rosgosstrakh acquired ERGO Life

According to Nikolaus Fry, the purchase of IC ERGO Life will allow you to immediately launch sales of your own life insurance products through companies within the Otkrytie group, and a little later through the Rosgosstrakh retail network.

Central Bank issued a coin in honor of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Russia

On 10 December, the Bank of Russia will issue a commemorative coin of base metal worth 25 rubles “the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.” The circulation of the coin will be 1 million pieces, according to the Central Bank.

The Bank of France has noted a fall in economic growth amid protests

It clarifies that the performances led to a drop in production capacity, and the recruitment of employees and the growth of production and supplies ceased. In addition, the demand for services has reached its minimum in two years.

Budget Efficiency Rating

Experts of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) made a rating of the effectiveness of public spending. The authors considered countries comparable in level of development with Russia. In total, there were 25 of them in the ranking: these are 14 EU countries, eight developing countries and two former USSR republics, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Criteria such as the size of expenditures in different directions relative to GDP, infant mortality, life expectancy, level of corruption, redundancy of state regulation and the quality of the judicial system were also taken into account.

The leaders of the rating were Estonia, Cyprus and Slovenia. Russia shared 19-20 places with Slovakia. Below were Brazil, Azerbaijan, Mexico, Bulgaria and India.

Separately, the authors compiled a rating of macroeconomic budget performance. In it, Russia took the 22nd place, ahead of Croatia, Brazil and Greece. This list takes into account inflation, economic growth and unemployment. The first places were taken by Indonesia, Thailand and India.

Central Bank will strengthen the control of payment applications and aggregators

The Central Bank of Russia (CB) will step up control over payment applications and aggregators, Vedomosti reports. The publication indicates that on Friday, December 7, the State Duma made two bills on the regulation of the payment market.

Russians warned of a sharp rise in mortgage rates in 2019

Already in 2019 in Russia is expected to increase mortgage rates. On average for the year, this figure will be at the level of 10-11%. This writes “Gazeta.ru” with reference to the opinions of experts and participants in the real estate market.

The dividend yield on Magnit shares is 3.7%

The board of directors planned to consider an updated dividend policy at one of the meetings in the future. Previously, “Magnet” was focused on paying at least 40% of net profit

Gazprom Neft plans mining on the Gydan Peninsula

“Today, the Gydansky Peninsula remains poorly explored, practically not developed, but at the same time extremely promising from the point of view of hydrocarbon reserves — a territory,” said Alexey Vashkevich, director of exploration and development of the Gazprom Neft resource base.

Chinese state company acquired 4% in oil concessions in the UAE

China ZhenHua Oil, the Chinese state-owned oil company, acquired a 4 percent stake in China’s CEFC oil concession in the UAE. Transactions are made through a subsidiary – North Petroleum International Company Ltd and ADNOC.

Morgan Stanley Bank is suing Russian oil companies

Astrakhan-Neft LLC owned 49.51% of the share capital (since 2012, they are pledged by the Morgan Stanley Bank). In February 2016, the UNK filed for bankruptcy, case No. А06-1229 / 2016.

Russia and Kyrgyzstan signed an agreement on duty-free supplies of fuel and lubricants

A duty-free regime for the supply of fuel and lubricants (POL) will be in effect between Russia and Kyrgyzstan in 2019, and an agreement has been signed in terms of volumes. About this today, December 7, said the Kyrgyz service “Radio Liberty”.

Morgan Stanley demanded to recover from two companies 2.87 billion rubles

The Morgan Stanley Bank International Holding filed a lawsuit in Moscow with the OOO Astrakhan-Neft and OOO NK Energiya (both companies based in Astrakhan) over 2.87 billion rubles to the Moscow Arbitration Court. From the documents placed in the file of arbitration courts, it follows that the statement of claim was filed on December 7.

The main theme of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi in 2019

“In practical terms, we need to discuss how national projects will be implemented,” Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.

Through 12 national projects, the authorities plan to implement the May decree of President Vladimir Putin on Russia’s development goals until 2024. The projects cover such areas as demography, health care, education, housing and urban development, ecology, road construction, employment support, small and medium development. business as well as the digital economy.

“It is extremely important to bring to everyone: to the regions, to the municipalities, to business, these rules of the game within the framework of national projects. The objectives are ambitious, the forum is of an investment nature, and one of the national goals is to increase investment to 25% of GDP in the Russian economy, ”Kozak stressed.

GoPro plans to move camera production for the USA from China

The American company GoPro has announced plans to move from China most of the production of its cameras, intended for the US market. According to GoPro press release on Monday, the decision was made because of concerns about the impact of fees.

“Norilsk Nickel” will invest in the development of the company more than 12 billion dollars

In the next five years, Norilsk Nickel will invest more than 12 billion dollars in the development of production. The head of the company, Vladimir Potanin, said this at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin’s press service told Nakanune.RU.

We are now implementing a rather unprecedented investment program: over the next five years we are investing more than $ 12 billion in the development of production. – Vladimir Potanin, Russian entrepreneur

Central Bank clarified the size of the “hole” in the capital of Uraltransbank

The difference between the volume of assets and the amount of liabilities of the Ural Transport Bank amounted to 569.352 million rubles. According to the Central Bank, the assets of the credit institution amounted to 7.453 billion rubles, and liabilities – 8.022 billion rubles. The regulator revoked the license of Uraltransbank at the end of October of the current year.

Suspended oil production at the largest field in Libya

Suspended production at the largest field of Libya Sharara because of protests of employees, reports Bloomberg. The production capacity of the field is about 300 thousand barrels per day.

Australia has become the world leader in the export of liquefied gas

Australia in November surpassed Qatar in terms of sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) abroad and became the world’s largest exporter, Al-Arabiya reports. Last month, Australia shipped 6.7936 million tons of LNG, which is 15% more than in October.

TRANSPORT

Railway strike in Germany paralyzes train traffic

“On Monday morning, the railway operator Deutsche Bahn announced the cessation of long-distance train traffic; commuter trains stopped in Berlin because of a strike by railway workers who are demanding higher wages,” the newspaper writes.

The Interior Ministry listed the most common traffic violations

The most frequent violations were speeding, driving to a red traffic signal or a forbidding gesture of the traffic controller, as well as non-compliance with the requirements prescribed by the markings and road signs.

In addition, drivers in 2017-2018 often violated the rules when overtaking and oncoming traffic, did not comply with the requirements of compulsory insurance, left vehicles on the roadway.

Ural Airlines will start flights from Moscow to Surgut from December 25

Currently there are no direct flights from Surgut to Domodedovo Airport. From other Moscow airports to Surgut flights are performed by Aeroflot and Utair.

In cities, parking reservation may appear.

In Russia, the possibility of pre-booking parking spaces for cars. Reports about it “Russian Newspaper”. This opportunity was reported to the source of the Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services Andrei Chibis.

In Simferopol, the route went 44 new bus

In Simferopol in the morning, 44 new NefAZ and LiAZ buses took to the routes, which will improve the transport service for remote sleeping areas. All new equipment was manufactured in Russia and equipped with everything necessary for the convenience and safety of passengers and drivers.

Dagestan will receive 1.3 billion to repair metropolitan roads

As reported by the press service of the state public institution “Dagestanavtodor”, by 2020 Dagestan will receive more than 1.3 billion rubles for the implementation of the project of the Federal Agency for Road Management “Safe and high-quality roads”. 680 million rubles will be allocated from the federal budget.

The perpetrators of the accidents were forced to pay for the repair of fences in Moscow

Damage to people who are responsible for accidents, are charged by employees of insurance companies. A similar practice was introduced in Moscow 4 years ago, whereas before that, the city had spent only budget funds on repairing damaged fences.

Yandex launched a taxi order in Israel

The Russian company Yandex launched its own taxi service under the Yango brand in Israel. The project operates in Tel Aviv and the largest cities of the Mediterranean coast.

“We launched our Yango service in Israel,” Yandex.Taxi reported.

Domodedovo Airport was the first in Russia to purchase a tractor based on a tank

Domestic media report the news that an armored repair and recovery vehicle (BREM) has appeared in the presence of the employees of Domodedovo Airport. It was created on the chassis of the T-72 tank in the company “Uralvagonzavod”. This type of equipment is needed for those cases when it is required to carry out evacuation work of aircraft. The machine is able to pull a load weighing more than 125 tons.

For the construction of junctions in New Moscow withdrawal of real estate

The corresponding order was published on the official portal of the mayor and the government of the capital. According to the document, for the construction of multi-level interchanges at the intersection of the Solntsevo-Butovo-Vidnoe highway from the Borovskoye Highway and from the Kievskoye Highway with the street-road network necessary for their functioning, are being seized. Five objects are subject to confiscation, including land and residential buildings located in the village of Rasskazovka of the Vnukovo settlement.

The court confirmed the legality of the 15-minute free parking in Pulkovo

In June 2017, the free parking time at the St. Petersburg airport was reduced from 15 to 10 minutes. The Arbitration Court of the North-West District sided with the FAS of St. Petersburg and confirmed that the free parking time in the kiss and fly zone at the Pulkovo terminal should be 15, not 10 minutes.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES

You can listen to music through the skin

This technology has developed a company of American film producer Mick Ebeling. The device includes wristbands for wrists and ankles, as well as a harness that runs along the back and shoulders. Interacting with the sound system in the room, the device sends the corresponding electrical impulses to the sensors on the skin.

The developers claim that human skin is worse than hearing, distinguishes frequencies in the range from 10 to 1000 GHz. However, she perfectly “catches” the intensity and changes in the amplitude of the sound signal. According to the authors of the project, the new technology may be useful for people with poor hearing. Those who wish have already managed to test the device.

Tehran is rapidly “going underground”

The soil under Tehran, the most populous city in Western Asia, is subsiding at an unexpectedly rapid pace, said scientists from Germany. As stated, some regions of the capital of Iran are lowered by 25 centimeters annually. The population of the city is estimated at about 15 million people.

Astronauts will drink special water during long-haul flights.

Drinking water with new functional properties will protect astronauts from radiation in distant space flights, including a flight to Mars, according to the materials of the XVII Conference on Space Biology and Medicine, taking place on Monday in Moscow

After hysterectomy, every third woman loses her memory

Hysterectomy may cause short-term memory loss in every third patient over 60. Researchers first tied the uterus and brain. A new study by scientists at the University of Arizona has shown that hysterectomy may increase a woman’s risk of contracting dementia.

Welding smoke is bad for the nervous system.

According to scientists, welding smoke contains particles of manganese, silicone and iron oxide, the size of which is five nanometers. This fact allows us to classify them as malicious. Also, these substances can have a negative effect on the human nervous system.

Bacteria hide from antibiotics in immune cells

Some bacteria can actually survive after they are absorbed by immune cells – macrophages. Moreover, if the absorbed bacteria retain an active metabolism, then, having broken free, they again begin to grow, recreating colonies

Scientists have made a sound map in untouched corners of nature

Sounding Nature is one of the world’s largest collection of nature sounds, which includes 500 sounds recorded in 50 countries. The project allows you to hear the sound of jungles, glaciers, mountains and other objects.

Biological virus increased computer speed

The use of a new memory system has reduced the time to work with files by 10 ns. Previously, scientists from the University of Southern California have proposed a theoretical noise reduction system, which will improve the accuracy of calculations on a quantum computer.

Flight to Mars will shorten the life of astronauts by 2.5 years

The effect of cosmic radiation during an interplanetary flight to Mars will shorten the life of astronauts by 2.5 years. This is stated in the materials of the XVII Conference on Space Biology and Medicine, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oleg Gazenko. She began her work today.

The Soyuz descent vehicle worse protects the crew from radiation than the ISS

The shell of the descent vehicle “Soyuz” protects the crew of the ship from radiation two times worse than the shell of the ISS, according to the theses of the reports of the conference “Aerospace and Environmental Medicine”, reports RIA Novosti.

Terms of launching a space satellite on a Topol rocket are named

In the case of the renewal of the Start-1 program, the first satellite launch on a Topol rocket can be carried out in 2022. This was announced by the general designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering Yuri Solomonov.

SPECULOOS telescopes discovered Earth-like planets in the Hydra constellation

According to astrophysicist Michel Guillon, the SPECULOOS telescope system is in the category of the latest technologies that in the future will help to open potentially habitable star systems or planets similar to the Earth. The power of such telescopes allows to study other worlds with the smallest details.

Samara scientists have created the conditions for building objects on the moon

Samara scientists complete the assembly of the first experimental model of a 3D printer for printing stone objects on the surface of the Moon.

Neural network revived the figures of people in the photographs

American developers have created an algorithm that can animate the figures of people in two-dimensional images. He creates a three-dimensional model for the drawn person, and then reproduces the animation with the model running out of the picture. An article dedicated to the development is published on arXiv.org.

Robots have learned not to touch someone else

Preprint article published on arXiv.org. One of the necessary social norms for successful communication is the concept of possession: in a normal situation, people are not taken to dispose of other people’s property without permission.

Israeli robokaters learn how to start torpedoes

The Israeli company Elbit Systems began developing an upgraded version of the Seagull robocater patrol. According to Defense Aerospace, the upgraded boat will receive systems that allow it to launch light torpedoes.

Underground discovered unknown life

According to researchers, up to 70% of all species of terrestrial microbes live underground. Among them there are several predominant, which were found under all continents. The question remains unanswered of how these microbes have spread across the bowels of the earth on five continents.

Scientists talked about the impact of gadgets on the development of the brain of children

As part of their own research, American scientists analyzed data from about 4.5 thousand children aged from 9 to 10 years. They found that children who spend a long time behind a computer monitor or playing educational games doom themselves to premature brain aging.

Scientists have found a new type of immune cells

Scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles (USA) conducted a unique study that helped them identify a new type of immunity cell, which they called phosphalipid-reactive T cells. It is reported that they can recognize molecules that make it possible for the body to form a cell membrane, but their main role is to promote the development of several serious diseases. Among them were cancer, hepatitis.

Satellite systems will help monitor the ionosphere

Irkutsk researchers have developed an algorithm to monitor the state of the Earth’s ionosphere in various regions based on data from navigation satellite systems. The work of scientists will allow to detect disturbances in the ionosphere, which can lead to failures of radio engineering and electronic systems on Earth. The research was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (RNF). Article scientists published in the journal Results in Physics.

An increase in the number of seals does not harm fish flocks.

Increasing the number of long-sealed seals in the Baltic Sea does not harm commercial fish, in contrast to climate and environmental changes, as well as increasing rates of fishing.

“Voyager 2” officially entered the interstellar medium

The Voyager-2 probe has become the second man-made object that managed to leave the plasma “bubble” of the Solar System and penetrate the interstellar medium. This is the press service of NASA.

CULTURE

An alternative Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded

The awarding ceremony of the alternative Nobel Prize in literature was held in Stockholm. The prize was awarded to 81-year-old French writer Marise Conde, reports Federal News Agency.

“It’s better to get rewards in the middle of your career, not when you finish it,” conde joked.

New Year’s light show will show on the facade of the “Manege”

Every day, from 14 to 20 December, citizens and guests of the capital will be able to see two colorful light shows. Fabulous stories will be broadcast on the facade of the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, the official website of the Mayor of Moscow said.

La Scala Theater celebrates anniversary

2018 is a jubilee year for the La Scala Theater. This year the theater celebrates 240 years since its foundation. One of the most important events dedicated to this date is the opening of the exhibition “Magnificent Factory: 240 years of“ La Scala ”from Piermarini to Botta”.

The year of the theater will be opened on December 13 in all regions of Russia

The next 2019 year was declared the Year of Theater in Russia by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 181 of April 28, 2018. Its main tasks are to preserve and popularize the best Russian theatrical traditions and achievements, to increase the availability of theatrical art for residents of different cities.

The 16th Golden Vityaz International Theater Forum ended in Moscow.

This year, theaters from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Belgorod, Vladivostok, Vladimir, Kaluga, Chelyabinsk, as well as theater companies from Armenia, Kazakhstan, LNR, and Serbia competed in the international theater show.

Muscovites are invited to the theater festival “Territory of gesture”

From 10 to 16 December in Moscow on the stage of the Mimic and Gesture Theater will be held the open inclusive theatrical festival “Territory of Gesture”, where the audience will be able to enjoy performances in sign language voiced by professional speakers and translators.

Till Lindemann presented a collection of his poems in Novosibirsk

Poems were not recited by the musician himself, but by two actors, combining the process of reading with elements of a theatrical show. After a half-hour poetic evening, Till Lindemann himself took the stage. During the performance, the musician smashed a banjo, played the Kalinka-Malinka balalaika and allowed himself a Russian mate.

“Antique painted ceramics” in the Hermitage

The exhibition “Antique painted ceramics” collected exhibits from the countries of the Ancient World – Greece, the Northern Black Sea Coast and Ancient Italy. The two most common and recognized schools, Attic and South Italian, are represented. The largest work in the exhibition weighs about 12 kilograms. It should be noted that the stylized display cases are equipped with the most modern protection systems, including special lighting.

Monument to the hero of the movie “Only Old Men Are Going to Battle” Opened in Astrakhan Region

Monument to the hero of the movie “Only Old Men Go To Battle” was opened in Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan Region. The monument is dedicated to the engineering and technical staff of Russian aviation. The mechanic of the Makarych plane, played by Alexei Smirnov, is depicted in full height, with a fragment of an air screw in his hands.

Mikhail Piotrovsky became commander of the French Order of Arts and Literature

The Order of Arts and Literature is presented by the French Ministry of Culture for its special contribution to the development of French and world culture. The award has three degrees – a gentleman, officer and commander. At various times, the Order was awarded to Ray Bradbury, Isabelle Adjani, Quentin Tarantino, David Bowie, Mstislav Rostropovich.

“Russia. Realism. XXI century” in Kazan

The exhibition “Russia. Realism. XXI Century” is held in the Gallery of Modern Art of the State Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan. The exhibition includes about 80 works by contemporary realist artists, reports TASS.

“Project” Russia. Realism. XXI century “brings together about 30 artists. Mostly they live in Moscow and St. Petersburg, some of them are artists of our school, others live abroad. Kazan masters came to him very naturally. There are about 80 works here, they tell a lot interesting stories “, – said the curator of the project, deputy director of the Russian Museum for Science Lyubov Shakirova.

Dancers from Zheleznovodsk brought the Grand Prix of the All-Russian Competition

Creative teams of Zheleznovodsk took a record number of awards of the III All-Russian competition of art and creativity “Planet of Stars”. It was attended by dance groups from all over Russia. Zheleznovodsk artists took away 9 gold medals.

Ugra Folklore Ensemble became the winner of the International Competition

At the VIII International Competition of soloists and folk culture ensembles “Siberian Springs” in the city of Tyumen, the vocalists of the folk ensemble “Luchinushka” of the urban-type settlement of Novoagansk, Nizhnevartovsk District, performed

MUSIC

New art objects in support of rappers appeared in Moscow and St. Petersburg

In protest against the persecution of Russian rap musicians and the cancellation of their performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg, new art objects appeared in the form of a microphone in handcuffs and symbolic graffiti created by members of the popular art association Yav.

Concert “The Art of Seduction” will open in Moscow VIII Music Festival

December 10 at the Moscow International House of Music opens VIII Festival of Classical Music. A large-scale forum, which will last until January 9, will present to the Moscow public a whole variety of musical genres.

Men at Work revive and go on tour

The group Men at Work was formed in 1979 and became famous after 1982. By 1985, interest in the team began to subside, and some of the musicians left it – only Colin Hay and Greg Ham, who closed the project in 1986, left the original line-up.

Rock band Uriah Heep gave in Moscow

The British rock band Uriah Heep gave the first of two Russian concerts in Moscow on the European tour. The musicians presented to the public the 25th studio album “Living the Dream”, which was released in September.

Singer Bernie Shaw spoke briefly about the new CD, explaining that it was his promotion that was the current tour. After the novelties, the musicians expectedly returned to their own classics.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held in Poland

Next year, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Poland. This was announced by Director of the Polish State Television Jacek Kursky, posting a message today on Twitter.

Sarah Brightman announced the tour in Moscow

Famous British singer Sarah Brightman announced her performance in Moscow at Crocus City Hall on October 29, 2019. The next day, the girl pans for another concert on the big stage of St. Petersburg.

Sochi will host the Live Fest festival

In Sochi, from 4 to 7 January, the Live Fest music festival will take place. This was reported in a press release received by the editors of “Lenty.ru” on Monday, December 10th. The event will take place at the Rosa Hall site.

CINEMA

Ed Sheeran secretly removed in “Star Wars”

In the ninth episode of the Star Wars saga, the famous musician Ed Sheeran may appear. According to the Irish Sun, Sheeran is removed as an attack aircraft in secret, he was repeatedly noticed when preparing scenes for the episode. Earlier, many famous people were shot as stormtroopers, among them the English princes William and Harry.

The premiere of the new series Prostokvashino was held on YouTube

New series of the cartoon “Return to Prostokvashino” began to appear on the official YouTube channel “Soyuzmultfilm” from the end of May, there was also a premiere of the new, ninth in a row series, which was called “Mom and Tama”.

Unemployed from Yekaterinburg to star in a movie with Jason Statema

Actor Leon Yanin from Yekaterinburg received an invitation to casting from renowned director Guy Ritchie after answering the sports challenge of Hollywood artist Jason Steytem on Instagram. Uralets showed his strength training. Yanin recorded a video where he squatted with winter tires and sent Statema.

The creators of “Very strange cases” revealed the names of new episodes

In the teaser of the new season of the series “Very strange things”, which should be released on Netflix in the summer of 2019, they did not show a single frame, but revealed the name of all future episodes. English-language video appeared on the company’s official YouTube on December 9

2nd Arctic Open International Film Festival is over

According to its results, in the nomination “Game full-length film” the best became the film “Guilty”, which was shot by director Gustav Möller from Denmark. He takes a call from a kidnapped woman. After the call ends, the search begins for the heroine and her captor. Unexpected for the audience becomes the final tape.

The best short film was entitled “Journey to Paris”, filmed by director Maria Polyakova from Russia. In the frame all the time there is only one character, namely the rescue dispatcher, the former police officer Asger Holm. The plot of the picture is based on communication with staff and students of the colony. This story is about a boy who will soon be released and wants to return to normal life.

The jury recognized the Great Northern Way, directed by Leonid Kruglov from Russia, as the best documentary film. He tells the viewer about the journey of the discoverer of the strait between Eurasia and North America, Semen Dezhnev. The film was filmed for four years in 8 regions of our country.

Millie Bobby Brown on Godzilla Poster: Monster King

A new poster of the monster blockbuster “Godzilla: The King of Monsters” featuring the title kaiju and the heroine Millie Bobby Brown appeared on the Web. The release of the second trailer of the film to be held in the coming days.

A special New Year episode of the Doctor Who episode has been released

On the official YouTube channel of BBC America, a special New Year’s release of the cult TV series Doctor Who appeared. The premiere of the holiday episode will take place on January 1, 2019. In the story of Doctor Who and her companions will save the world from the terrible evil that will come from the depths of the Earth.

Trailer and concept art for the sequel of the real-life anime series

The release date of the first episode of the second season of the romantic anime series “Real Girl” “3D Kanojo: Real Girl” became known. Also, the studio Hoods Entertainment has posted on the network a new concept art and promotional video.

Fans will be able to see the first episode to continue the show on January 8, 2019 In Japan, the second season of the series will show the NTV channel and more than 20 streaming services. The director’s post is still occupied by Takashi Naoya (“Alice and Dzoroku”, “Dance of Swords: Flower Circle”, “Luck and Logic”).

Netflix released the Triple Border thriller trailer with Ben Affleck

On YouTube’s video hosting service, the first trailer for the Triple Border thriller was released, where Ben Affleck played the main role. American videoserver Netflix released an English-language video roller. The storyline of the film tells about five men working on the border of three South American states.

The contender for the role of the villain in the new Bond movie became known

Sources have informed that the contender for the role of the villain in the new film about the adventures of James Bond is the Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek, writes Variety. According to them, Malek starring in the television series “Mr. Robot” and in the film “Bohemian Rhapsody” is being considered for the role of the opponent Bond. It clarifies that the shooting in the last season of “Mr. Robot”, which will last from March to July 2019, is likely to prevent him from dreaming of the continuation of the bondians.

GADGETS and INTERNET

Vkontakte started testing their own mobile messenger

Vkontakte began to test their own messenger. The novelty will be called VK Me and not only users of the social network will be able to use it. Testing a new personal messenger started in Vkontakte.

Social card holders will be able to customize their smartphones for free.

In Moscow, the campaign “Certificate for free setting up a smartphone online” for owners of a Muscovite social card has begun. This is reported on the official website of the mayor of Moscow

LG is creating a laser 3D camera for smartphones.

LG is creating an innovative 3D camera based on a laser beam. The sensor emits light, it is reflected and moves back. The image fixing system can be used in security issues, experts say.

Paying for aeroexpress tickets became available for Google Pay

Payment for tickets for Aeroexpress trains has become available for Google Account users. This is reported on the official website of the company.

Fingerprint scanner for OnePlus 6T with time running faster

On the forum of the official site of the company OnePlus there was a new information about Screen Unlock, a fingerprint scanner for OnePlus 6T. In each update, the manufacturer accelerates the unlock time.

Huawei introduced the Honor View 20 with a “leaky” screen and a 48 MP camera

The main features of Huawei’s Chinese smartphone are the All-View screen, Magic Turbo technology and the opening in the display for the front camera. And yet, as the 360 was informed in the company’s press service, Honor View 20 received the main camera with a resolution of 48 MP.

For $ 40 Corsair offers a set of memory modules with a capacity of 0 GB

The kit includes two modules that look just like real Vengeance RGB Pro, but have a volume of 0 GB. That is, these plugs are equipped with radiators and decorated with lighting, which can work synchronously with the lighting of real Vengeance RGB Pro memory modules.

Appeared the first image of the NUC Intel Ghost Canyon X

Four of the twenty PCIe lanes are used to communicate with the chipset via Direct Media Interface 3.0 (DMI 3.0). The mini PC will be equipped with a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, an M.2 slot, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and three HDMI 2.0 ports. The source published an image of a five-liter hull Ghost Canyon.

Toreto Magik Fast Wireless Charger

Silicone coating that protects the phone from slipping and scratching, the charger also has a built-in magnetic insulation sheet that provides fast charging without radiation.

Police in China will begin to use smart glasses to identify individuals from the “black list”

This week, at one of the checkpoints on the outskirts of Beijing, local police will test a new security tool: smart glasses, which can match real-time features of passenger faces in cars and car registration numbers with the database of suspects

“2GIS” adapted the navigator to work with Apple CarPlay

“2GIS” adapted the navigator to work with the iPhone in cars that support Apple CarPlay. This organization reported on Monday. In the “2GIS” noted that the navigator can independently find the desired point for the route.

Huawei smartphones will learn to download files via Wi-Fi and 4G together

For example, when the Wi-Fi network is overloaded, the necessary applications automatically switch to 4G so that the user can continue to chat, make purchases or download videos to a smartphone without delay. Link Turbo will appear first in the Honor View 20 smartphone

Check Point Introduces CloudGuard SaaS for Cloud Security

One of the latest additions to Check Point’s cloud product portfolio is CloudGuard SaaS, which protects enterprises using SaaS applications and cloud-based email services (including Office 365, GSuite, and OneDrive), and also prevents targeted attacks aimed at stealing confidential data.

Microsoft and Mastercard want to introduce a global identification system.

If users still put different passwords for certain services, they risk forgetting or confusing them. Microsoft and Mastercard decided to join forces and present a single global one-stop solution for identification.

Ugra is testing a “smart” bus stop

Warm and equipped with free Wi-Fi complex, a real “smart” stop appeared in Kogalym. A pilot project has been implemented by the joint efforts of the Kogalym administration and the Internet provider MegaFon.

Microsoft will make Edge browser look like Google Chrome

Microsoft has officially confirmed the rumors that have been surfing the Web for a few days about the transfer of the Edge browser to the Chromium platform, developed under the guidance of Google.

Xiaomi Mi Note 4 will receive a new design, the NFC module and the cost of $ 360

According to the information, Xiaomi Mi Note 4 will receive a modified design, and the framework framing the display will become thinner. The performance of the new gadget will provide an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor in tandem with 6/8 GB of RAM. The amount of internal memory will be 64/128 GB.

The company Oukitel introduced a budget smartphone U25 Pro

A novelty priced at exactly $ 100 was equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS-display, an unnamed single-chip MediaTek system with an eight-core CPU, 4 GB of operational and 64 GB of flash memory, and a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. Judging by the photos, the device was not endowed with the most modern design with rather thick frames on top and bottom. Smartphone sales should start before the end of the year.

Google and Levi’s updated smart jacket replacing smartphone

Technology company Google and global manufacturer Levi’s have added a new feature to the smart jacket that was created last year. The developers of unusual clothes equipped the sensor on the sleeve with the alert function in cases when the distance between the owner and his smartphone increases.

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