In Russia, few people feel that they are a taxpayer, people are not interested in where their paid taxes go, said Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin.
We in Russia have no feelings of the taxpayer, that is, for some reason, you are not interested in where they spend money. To ask in your area, in your area, why the roads are not repaired, you need to understand how money is distributed in general. – Alexey Kudrin, Russian politician
According to Kudrin, achieving good results is impossible without cooperation with civil society – it should be interested in the implementation of national ideas. And people not only do not want to know where and how taxes go – they do not even know what the Accounts Chamber is doing. Half of those polled by the agency said that the Chamber of Accounts counts votes in elections.
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The United States began to develop the strategy “Trojan Horse”
First Deputy Defense Minister General of the Army Valery Gerasimov said that the Pentagon had begun to develop a new strategy for the conduct of hostilities, the Trojan Horse, reports RIA Novosti. It clarifies that he spoke about this at a conference on the development of military strategy.
“The Pentagon has begun to develop a fundamentally new strategy of warfare, which has already been dubbed the Trojan Horse. Its essence lies in the active use of the protest potential of the “fifth column”, ”says Mr. Gerasimov (quoted by RIA Novosti).
Russia uses the Crimean Bridge for its geopolitical goals
On March 2, the Bucharest Nine, which includes Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, adopted a declaration reporting the threat to Russia, Actmedia reported. The summit participants concluded that Moscow does not comply with international law and uses the Crimean Bridge for its geopolitical goals.
In Montenegro, thousands of people came out to protest against the president of the country
In the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, on Saturday, March 2, a protest march took place, which gathered thousands of people, reports Reuters. The demonstrators demanded the resignation of President Milo Djukanovic and his government, accusing the authorities of corruption, nepotism and abuse of official position.
Companion of the murdered head of the DPR was detained in Rostov-on-Don
Former Minister of Finance and Levies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Timofeev, was detained in Rostov-on-Don. He was taken to Moscow for interrogation. According to RIA Novosti, citing regional media, the past few months, the former minister nicknamed Tashkent has lived in Russia.
“Young Guard” wrote Bulgakov …
In the next issue of the program “60 minutes” on February 28 on the TV channel “Russia-1” they discussed the project, of course, the Ukrainian law “On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language.” The host of the program, Olga Skabayeva, decided to point out the absurdity of the norms of the draft law on the example of theatrical productions:
“If the law is passed, and everything goes to this, then all education <…> will be in Ukrainian. <…> The same is waiting for all cultural-mass space. <…> I wonder how, in this connection, setting at the Russian Drama Theater. Probably, the “Young Guard” of Bulgakov or Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” will look fun and funny, ”Skabieva said.
Maduro lied about the supply of medicines to Venezuela from Russia
US national security adviser John Bolton said that Caracas did not receive any humanitarian aid from Russia. About this he tweeted.
As Life reported, Russian leader Vladimir Putin conveyed words of support and solidarity to his Venezuelan colleague. At the same time, the Venezuelan president earlier thanked Putin for the supply of drugs to the country.
Department of State made a statement on Venezuela, China and Russia
The United States is not preparing military intervention to solve the problem of Venezuela, but will continue to exert economic and political pressure on Caracas to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaydo, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela.
At the same time, the American diplomat is confident that China and Russia will not increase financial support for Venezuela. But the political and diplomatic support of Moscow and Beijing to Caracas is helping the current president, Nicolas Maduro, said a spokesman for the US State Department. Elliot Abrams confirmed that he was in direct negotiations with the Russian side, reports TASS. Moscow and Beijing will be able to get back their investment in Venezuela, only if Nicolas Maduro leaves
Canada announced the commencement of the extradition process of Huawei Financial Director
The Canadian Department of Justice officially launched the extradition process for Huawei Meng Wanzhou financial director, according to a statement published on the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s official website.
China is extremely dissatisfied with Canada’s decision to extradite the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Meng Wanzhou. The corresponding statement was published by the Chinese Embassy in Canada.
“The Chinese side is extremely dissatisfied and strongly opposes the fact that the Ministry of Justice of Canada issued permission for further judicial action in the case of Meng Wanzhou,” – said in a statement.
General Designer called the cost of creating a rocket complex “Angara”
Russia spent 112 billion rubles on the creation of the Angara space launch complex (SAC), including the manufacture of two launch vehicles for flight tests and the construction of a launch complex at the Plesetsk cosmodrome, wrote in his book, The Angara Space Rocket Complex. Nesterov, who in 2005–2012 held the post of general director of the Khrunichev Center, and in 2009–2014, was the general designer of the removal of light and heavy classes.
Russia refused to recognize the decision of the Hague court on the suit of “Naftogaz”
On March 1, the head of Naftogaz, Andrei Kobolev, announced the company’s success at the arbitration tribunal in The Hague. The judges considered a claim for damages allegedly inflicted on Naftogaz by Russia in connection with the “illegal expropriation of the group’s assets in Crimea”.
How Turkey creates its fifth generation fighter
According to the schedule, which was voiced by the politician, the presentation of the fighter will be held in 2023, and the first test flight will take place in 2026.
“In 2031, fighters are expected to enter the armament of Turkey,” the Anadolu agency cited the words of Octay.
In Yekaterinburg, protesting against the construction of the next temple
In Yekaterinburg, there was an action called Roll Call in defense of a public garden on the embankment, where it is planned to build the Church of St. Catherine by 2023. It was organized by the initiative Parks and Squares of Yekaterinburg and the local headquarters of Alexei Navalny.
Lukashenko explained the refusal to recognize the independence of Abzakhia
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said that he was ready to sign a decree recognizing the independence of Abkhazia, but was forced to abandon this idea because of the possible international isolation of the country.
I was ready to sign a decree recognizing Abkhazia. But what will happen tomorrow? Javier Solana came to me, the dictator. – Alexander Lukashenko
Lukashenko explained the non-recognition of the Crimea Russian
“What will change after I declare now that Crimea is Russian or Russian?” What will change? Nothing! Well, make some noise, in Russia it will be the news in the evening, and forget in the morning, right? Forget, and thanks will not tell. In the West, maybe someone will notice, somewhere else … Our people will think why I got into it, so much time has passed … In Ukraine they will say “dog” and spit in my direction. What will we get as a result? ”Lukashenka asked
Kim Jong-un intends to expand cooperation with Vietnam
DPRK leader Kim Jong-un after talks with Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Chong announced his intention to expand cooperation of countries in all areas, and also to bring bilateral relations to a new level. About it reports “Ronhap” with reference to the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (TsTAK).
North Korea suspected of a series of cyber-robberies of American banks
Assistant US Attorney General for National Security John Demers claims that after the imposition of sanctions against Pyongyang, the DPRK took up cyber-robbery of American banks.
The Kremlin suspected Michael Calvey Foundation of financing the opposition
The presidential administration believes that the structures of the investment fund Baring Vostok, whose founder was arrested on suspicion of fraud, financially supported the opposition. About this told Rain interlocutors close to the Kremlin.
I am not aware of such suspicions. The first time I’ve heard. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman
Russia and the United States have agreed to reduce the cost of visas for Russians
Moscow and Washington have agreed to issue mainly three-year visas, reported in the US Embassy. Prior to that, one-time were more common. Taking into account the new agreements, the savings for the Russians will be $ 143.
“An agreement was reached with the American side to resume from March 4 the practice of charging a fee of $ 160 for all types of visas issued in accordance with the 2011 bilateral agreement on simplifying visa formalities,” the message reads.
US and South Korea decided to reduce the scale of military exercises
The US and South Korean authorities will soon announce a reduction in the scale of the annual joint military exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. Such information on Friday was distributed by Reuters, referring to a number of US officials.
Germany conducted successful combat laser tests
Tests of the laser were carried out in December 2018. The test site is the Rheinmetall Test Center near Zurich. During the tests, the laser machine demonstrated a high reaction rate and a high striking effect.
The US Navy received the F-35 fighter jets
F-35C was the last fighter in the family of F-35, adopted for service. The first initial operational readiness status was announced for the F-35B shortened take-off and vertical landing fighter; such aircraft are delivered to the United States Marine Corps.
In “Ukroboronprom” talked about the “deep alteration” of the tank T-80BV
According to the state concern Ukroboronprom, the tank received a thermal sight, a new dynamic protection, additional protection of the aircraft, a new digital radio station, night observation devices with an electron-optical converter and satellite navigation devices.
Moscow drivers received fines for paid parking
Capital drivers try to challenge hundreds of fines for unpaid parking. The satellite navigation system, which often incorrectly identifies parking addresses, is to blame. As a result, motorists even after payment come in fines. Nobody has been able to appeal them yet. In “Mosparking” know about the problem. Rely on modern technology is not recommended
Retired Major General caught on a hundred “dead souls”
The chief of the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces (EKR) of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Retired Sergei Yagolnikov, arrested on charges of particularly large-scale fraud, kept more than one hundred “dead souls” at the institute. The GVSU investigative team was able to establish that the research staff of more than a hundred “dead souls” in their free time were supervised by the staff financier of the Central Research Institute and the old friend of the head of the institute Sergey Yagolnikov.
In Sweden, arrested a suspect in espionage in favor of Russia
In Stockholm, the court granted the petition of the prosecutor’s office to detain a suspect of espionage in favor of Russia, according to the website of the prosecutor’s office. The charge against the man must be brought no later than March 15, 2019.
Facebook sued for selling likes to companies in China
The American company Facebook sued four companies that are based in China, and three individuals for promoting fake accounts, as well as selling likes and subscribers. This is reported in the statement of the management of the social network. The lawsuit was filed in the US federal court.
Free pizza, tattoo and tax for 100 years ahead
In the first half of September, the company Domino’s Pizza announced the start of the promotion, the rules of which are set so that anyone who decides to tattoo on the open part of the body has a tattoo with the institution’s logo and uploads the photo to social networks, will receive a lifetime certificate for free pizza. But after a while the company decided to make adjustments to the game. Only the first 500 people can become winners, and then only 350 at all. In addition, the limit was also imposed on the number of pizzas, 100 pieces per year for 100 years.
It soon became clear that the winners of the competition were entitled to receive free pizza as income in kind, for which they are supposed to pay personal income tax. The amount is about four thousand a year.
In this case, participants are required to come annually to the office of the company and report on whether the tattoo has been removed. Restaurant attendance must be at least 30 times a year. In addition, the winners are obliged to respond positively to the restaurant in the networks.
Bastrykin proposed to strike for corruption by confiscating property
The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin suggested returning the institute of confiscation of property at an extended meeting of the board of the committee on Friday, March 1, Kommersant reports.
Scientists promise to make a revolution in nutrition, studying microbiome
The other day, Bill Gates announced funding through his foundation for the first stage of testing of probiotics for babies from poor countries. It is assumed that the addition of beneficial microbes will help to form a normal microbiome in the children’s intestines – this is the name given to the aggregate of microorganisms and viruses living there. They affect health, psyche and behavior, but how exactly is unknown
Two months after opening on the “Tavrid” asphalt collapses
Two months have passed since the opening of the two-lane part of the Taurida federal highway in the Kerch-Simferopol section. And drivers already report that there are complaints on the road – asphalt is literally falling out.
Trump asked China to “immediately” remove duties on agricultural products
US President Donald Trump asked China to abolish duties on American agricultural products. About this he wrote in his Twitter account. Trump said he asked the Chinese side to remove the duties “immediately.”
I asked China to immediately remove tariffs on our agricultural products, including beef, pork, and so on. The reason should be that trade negotiations are going well, but on March 1 I didn’t raise duties to 25%. This is very important for our wonderful farmers and for me. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
Millions of barrels of oil stuck in the Atlantic due to US sanctions
The NS Concept tanker is one of many of the dozens left in limbo off the coast of Venezuela due to US sanctions against oil exports in the country. There are tankers, each with 2 million barrels of oil, which simply stand in the waters. Others, such as the NS Concept, were thrown into the water when they were barred from moving to their intended US destination. Venezuela claims that it maintains a high volume of oil exports. However, it does seem to take into account the overall loading of tankers, rather than actual unloading, said Samir Mandani, co-founder of TankerTrackers.com
Lukashenko threatens to find a replacement for Russian oil
If Minsk does not agree with Russia on compensation due to tax maneuver, it will be forced to switch to oil from other countries, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
And we will buy oil from the side. We buy oil on the market, today oil – buy as much as you want, the question is in price. – Alexander Lukashenko
The Ministry of Labor will develop a law on a new consumer basket until 2020
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Russia will develop a draft law on the new consumer basket until 2020, Prime agency reports, citing the press service of the agency.
The law on the new consumer basket is planned to be adopted in the spring session of 2020 so that the regions can form their budgets for 2021, taking into account the changes. This means that we must agree on all the parameters of the basket this year. – Maxim Topilin
The movement of goods tested on household appliances
The Federal Customs Service (FCS) and the Federal Tax Service (FTS) in 2019 will launch a pilot experiment to introduce a national goods traceability system. This was announced by the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov at an expanded meeting of the board of the Federal Customs Service.
The bill on the inclusion in the Tax Code (NC) of six non-tax payments.
According to the website of the Ministry of Finance, the code proposed to pay a fee for a negative impact on the environment, deductions from public telecommunications network operators, a fee to compensate for damage caused to the roads by trucks weighing more than 12 tons, as well as three charges – recycling, environmental and resort. The certificate to the law states that the purpose of the document is to ensure the predictability and transparency of payments, while not allowing the growth of the burden on the business.
VTB lowered rates on foreign currency deposits
VTB lowered rates on foreign currency deposits amid a record currency inflow in January, follows from monitoring interest rates of credit institutions, which is led by research company Frank RG.
Huge reserves of shale oil discovered in China
Specialists of Dagang Oilfield, owned by the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), drilled several test wells, after which they discovered new sources of shale oil. The fuel supply of raw materials in these fields is approximately equal to 100 million tons.
New US sanctions will bring down the Russian oil industry
It is about banning Russian oil producers from buying / renting equipment and technologies for oil and gas production in excess of $ 1 million. In other words, in 10-15 years, sanctions can bring the oil stream down to levels that are enough only to provide domestic needs with fuel, and the oil budget river that feeds the budget will dry up almost to the bottom, writes Finanz.ru.
Warner Bros. launches sequel “Edge of the Future”
Warner Bros. Studios officially launches the production of the sequel to the science fiction film “Edge of the Future” based on the Hiroshi Sakurazaka Japanese manga “All You Need Is Kill”. According to the publication Deadline, the continuation script will prepare Matthew Robinson, screenwriter of the painting “Monster Trucks.”
“B-2” presented a new part of the album “Odd Warrior”
Members of the group “Bi-2” presented the album “Odd Warrior 4. Part 2. Retro edition”. The compositions for the record were recorded together with many famous musicians for five years.
The film “Mind Wolf” by Valeria Gai Germanika will be released in 2019
Valeria Gai Germanika told about her new film “Mental Wolf”. The director hopes that the film will be released in 2019. According to her, the shooting process is completed, there is a sound.
Lena Heedy shot the clip with starring Macy Williams
The performer of the role of Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones” Lena Heedy made her debut in directing – the actress shot a video for the song Freya Readings “You Mean the World to Me”. The main role in the video went to another fantasy saga star – Macy Williams
“Jazz is alive in Georgia”: jazz festival started in Tbilisi
The audience will hear at the evening the latest musical project by Patini Missouri Skies and More. Tbilisi 22nd jazz festival. From the series “Celebration for those who love jazz”, the first jazz festival in Tbilisi was held in 1978, then the project was abandoned.
Media: Vinyl Record Street Opened in Dublin
In Dublin, near the recording studio Windmill Lane, a vinyl record street has opened. Its opening was reported by The Irish Times. Vinyl disc envelopes are arranged chronologically under glass on the sidewalk along the entire building of the former recording studio.
Selena Gomez released a new track
The American singer presented a new track just four weeks after releasing her album “Anxiety” (“Anxiety”) together with her colleague Julia Michaels. The composition is called “I Can’t Get Enough” (“Not enough for me”)
Twitter allows you to hide someone else’s responses to your tweets
A new feature will appear on the social network Twitter, which will allow you to hide the friends’ answers to your tweets from other users. About it writes The Verge. A Twitter representative told TechCrunch that a new feature is already undergoing testing.
BRICS countries are developing a single payment system
BRICS countries are developing a single payment system. It will be called BRICS Pay, told Izvestia in the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which acts as the coordinator of the working group on financial services of the BRICS Business Council from Moscow.
Amazon has abandoned smart buttons for ordering goods
Amazon will stop selling Amazon Dash – Wi-Fi buttons for automatic ordering of consumer products. Smart speakers (for example, Amazon Alexa columns) and mobile applications took over their functions. In the US, the Amazon Dash button cost $ 4.99.
About the features of each blood group told scientists
An international group of scientists once again engaged in global research in this area, because so far the most accurate data on the impact of a particular blood group on the health status of its carriers in the scientific world does not exist.
The fact that a blood group, of course, has such an influence is indicated by the fact that experts have found out on the basis of many years of research which products have a positive effect on the health of the body of people with a particular blood group. For example, for people with the first group of blood, food with a higher protein content is preferable, for the second group, vegetarian food is more beneficial, people with the third group are favorably affected by the consumption of red meat, and for the fourth – seafood. These conclusions are made on the basis of studying the metabolism in people of different blood groups, which is significantly different from each other.
His grandfather is a phonograph
36 years have passed since the day when the first CD was demonstrated. Then on it was recorded Beethoven’s 9th symphony, which lasted 74 minutes. Sony has demanded that the work in full fit on the disc. Soon, the developers increased its diameter from 11.5 to the usual 12 centimeters. CompactDisk did not receive its name immediately. The names MiniDisk and CompactRack were also considered.
The four-legged robot has learned to do back flips
The mini-robot taught them how to do somersaults and land immediately on four iron “paws”. It is reported that the mini-robot MIT is the first four-legged robot that did back flips.
Inside the deepest creatures found plastic
How exactly the plastic affects the deep-sea creatures investigated in the work is unclear; however, the consumption of plastic can adversely affect mobility and make them more vulnerable to predators.
The duration of marriage is related to genes.
Scientists from Yale University (USA) found out that the stability of family relationships is influenced not only by the actions of spouses and their relationship to each other, but also by the presence of mutations in their genome that affect the work of oxytocin, the “happiness hormone,” reported in the journal PLoS One
Morning walks help stabilize blood pressure.
Australian experts talked about a simple but very effective way to normalize pressure. Scientists say that a half-hour morning walk has a positive effect on blood pressure, and advised older people suffering from excess weight to go for a walk in the morning.
DNA can be passed by handshake
Researchers conducted an experiment to identify the possibility of transferring DNA handshake. Volunteers shook hands and took a knife to fix the print. The second person’s DNA remained on the subject in 7% of cases.
Alzheimer’s disease gives a deep sleep
Scientific experts from the University of Rochester (USA) argue that only deep sleep “cleans” the brain from its toxic protein debris and thus provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease.
Found a link between fast food and mental illness
Scientists from the United States were able to prove that unhealthy food provokes the emergence of mental disorders. This is another reason to abandon fast food. As a base for statistical studies, about 240 thousand telephone surveys were taken.
Salt provokes the development of allergies
In areas affected by the disease, a high salt concentration was detected, exceeding the norm by 30 times. The reason for this is sodium chloride, which affects the functioning of T-cells, forcing them to increase the production of IL-4 and IL-13 proteins.
Scientists have found a plant that can slow aging
The Ashitaba flowering plant used in Asian medicine contains a flavonoid, called 4,4’-dimethoxychalcon (DMC). European scientists have found the benefits of this substance when testing a group of flavonoids
Experts have tested DMC molecules in yeast, fruit flies and worms. As a result, the life span of these organisms increased by 20%. Moreover, in rodents, DMC injections reduced cell mortality after myocardial infarction
Created a prototype of a hat from “Harry Potter”
American engineers from MIT created a headdress by means of which electroencephalography records brain activity, after which it is analyzed by a neural network that compares images with those previously recorded during system calibration. Upon completion of the calibration, the hat interrogates the person, offering him two possible answers that the user chooses, and announces the result through the connected speaker, writes the foreign edition of The Boston Globe.
Bioprinter taught to create skin right on the wound
American scientists have designed an innovative bioprinter that can synthesize new skin right on the wound. Layer by layer. This new technology can replace the painful procedures for skin grafts, after which scars remain on the human body, according to Nature.
The bioprinter is arranged as follows – the patient’s cell samples are propagated in a special laboratory, after which they are loaded into an apparatus that contains two types of hydrogel (with fibroblasts and keratinocytes). After that, the printheads inflict new cells on the site of damage. As a result, the normal structure of the skin is restored much faster than by natural means. Researchers claim that the bioprinter invented by them will reduce the cost and speed up the treatment after burns and other skin injuries.
Sales of Lexus UX crossover began in Russia
Russian dealers began selling a new compact Lexus UX crossover. New available in two versions – UX 200 and UX 250h. In the first embodiment, the owners will get a car with a two-liter gasoline engine with a return of 150 horsepower, which will work on a pair with a CVT.
Aston Martin will release the limited series 1 160-strong Valkyrie Pack
The new hypercar was created with the participation of the company Rimac, responsible for the electrical component. In total, the Aston Martin Valkyrie implements 1160 hp. and 900 Nm of maximum torque, according to the recently released specifications.
Toyota introduced the concept Toyota GR Supra GT4
The dashboard is almost entirely inherited from the standard version of the Supra 2020, while the steering wheel of the car is racing. Concept GR Supra GT4 will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show, which will begin on March 5th.
Tesla simply and brilliantly protected their cars from theft
Tesla engineers did not reinvent the wheel, but simply added a four-digit pin-code to the system with the next system update. If this setting is turned on, a thief who gets into the cabin will not be able to start the electric car until he has entered the desired combination.
The project “Clear Sky” in Krasnoyarsk can close
The creator of the environmental project with air pollution sensors in Krasnoyarsk Nebo.Live Igor Specht announced the possible closure of the project because of Google policy. According to the activist, in the last month the company has sharply increased the tariff for using cards.
“The question is acute, otherwise the non-commercial project nebo.live is under the question of closure. Previously, we paid about $ 10 a month, and for the last month Google billed for using cards – $ 380, because now they charge for the number of people who turn to map “, – said Igor Specht.
Compulsory state regulation of taxis introduced in Russia
The State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill on state regulation of taxis in Russia. In accordance with it, regional registries of taxi aggregators will be created. They will be able to work only after submitting an application to start their activities.
41.5 billion rubles for the development of agriculture
The government distributed 41.57 billion rubles between 75 regions for reimbursement of part of the interest costs on investment loans in the agro-industrial complex of the agro-industrial complex. The government order on this account is posted on the website of the Cabinet. The document was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia.
Tesla paid a quarter of its money in odd bond obligations
Tesla Inc. extinguished its liabilities on convertible priority bonds in the amount of $ 920 million, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Thus, the company paid the largest amount in its history on bonds. Bonds were issued five years ago.
Korean pop culture collected record revenue in 2018
In 2018, in the Republic of Korea, a record surplus was recorded in the trade in cultural content associated with the so-called Korean cultural wave, Hallyu, reports the ENV, citing KBS News.
Wikipedia editors refused to edit an article about the initiator of the case Baring Vostok
Natalia Soldatova, an employee of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), during the week tried to remove information about the Baring Vostok case from the Wikipedia page of the person involved in the case, Artem Avetisyan, ASI’s top manager. The editors of the service refused to edit, writes The Bell.
Avetisyan is a business partner of the founder of Baring Vostok, Michael Calvi, who was arrested on charges of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank.
Revenue “Numbers” Vekselberg amounted to 1.7 billion rubles in 2018
The company “Tsifra”, which is associated with the company “Renova” by businessman Viktor Vekselberg, earned 1.7 billion rubles. in 2018, the company said in a statement to which Vedomosti newspaper refers.
DPRK debt to Sweden exceeded € 260 million
North Korea’s debt to Sweden in 2019 rose to a record 2.8 billion kroons (€ 266 million), said Stepan Karlsson, chief analyst at the Export Credit Committee (EKN). He said that in the 1970s, the DPRK ordered a thousand Volvo cars from Sweden, but has not yet paid for the deal.
In 2018, the Russians have accumulated 3 times less than a year ago
According to the calculations of the Central Bank, 74.9% of the earnings were spent on the purchase of goods and services, 11.8% on obligatory payments and contributions, and only 2.5% were able to postpone. A year ago, the Russians could afford to “postpone” three times more (8.5%).
Whale Prison Guards Attack Journalists
In October 2018, Greenpeace employees reported that poachers are going to sell 13 killer whales from Russia to the Chinese. An excited criminal case led to the fact that in the Bay of Middle Primorsky Krai, in a special center, there are several dozens of killer whales and white whales illegally caught for sale in China. Zoodefenders called the base “whale prison.” On March 2, reporters of the REN TV channel, who came to film a report about this place, were attacked by the base’s guards, they prevented journalists from taking pictures and damaged the equipment.
A Pyaterochka employee in Moscow beat children with a belt
In Moscow, an employee of one of the supermarkets beat children with a belt. This is reported by the metropolitan media, citing a source in law enforcement. The guards of the order have already established all the participants in the incident. The man who beat the children with a belt is obliged to report to the police.
London cleaner found $ 400 thousand and gave them to the police
In London, an employee of a cleaning company during the cleaning of a bus found an envelope containing a large amount of money. In the pocket, the janitor found an impressive amount of 300 thousand pounds sterling, which is equal to 396 thousand dollars or 26 million rubles
Ingushetia’s law enforcement authorities detained in extortion bribe
In Ingushetia, during the search operations, three policemen were detained while receiving a bribe from a resident of the republic, an informed source told Interfax.
“A police officer detained a drug addict and offered him to pay 500 thousand rubles for not bringing to responsibility. The man brought 150 thousand rubles with him and handed over the money to the employees, but the money was marked,” he said.
BBC boycotted Michael Jackson songs due to scandalous movie
The artist’s compositions disappeared from the air before the release of the documentary “Leaving Neverland”, where two Americans say that Jackson allegedly raped them as a child. Representatives of the BBC did not officially announce the exclusion of songs from the rotation, but simply “quietly removed” them, writes The Sunday Times
Moscow will host the multimedia festival “Gallery of actual music”
The newest electroacoustic music, interacting with video, light and media, will sound performed by ensembles of Switzerland and Russia at the second multimedia festival “Gallery of Actual Music” in Moscow. This was told on Saturday Tass in the organizing committee of the festival.
TopGear returned to Russian television
Leaders of the legendary show Chris Harris and Rory Reed were interviewed by “Novy Izvestia” on March 1, the legendary TopGear show for fans of fast cars and thrills returned to Russian television.
Guillermo del Toro will remove the action about the girl ninja
Guillermo del Toro decided on his next directorial project: Oscar-winning director will shoot the action-thriller “Zanbato”, to which he also wrote the script. The film will be produced by JJ Abrams with his company Bad Robot.
Premiere comedy Shenderovich “to see Salisbury” will be held in late March
In the UK, announced the date of the premiere of the play by the Russian writer Viktor Shenderovich “To see Salisbury”. The performances will be held in London on March 30 and 31 in Russian and English. It is reported by the press service of the production company StageRC.
Marvel is looking for an open gay actor for the main role in “Eternal”
Rumor shared site That Hashtag Show. If he is true, then Marvel Studios is in search of an actor of 30-49 years old, who “looks like a superhero”, one of the main roles. The studio considers representatives of all ethnic groups, but would prefer open gay.
Tim Cook spoke about new Apple products.
The company clarified that we are talking about Apple Watch watches, AirPods headphones and accessories. Minor changes are expected and the laptop MacBook Air, its cost can be reduced to 1000 dollars. On the other updates, Tim Cook has so far decided to keep quiet in order to catch up with some mystery for fans of Apple products ….
Dogs were taught to sniff out water leaks in Australia’s pipelines
Handler Dennis Gannaway told how dogs were prepared for new work. Dogs feel great chlorine, which is added to tap water for disinfection.
In Russia, a large-scale cyber attack on business
Unknown attacked more than 50 major Russian companies, posing as representatives of well-known brands, including retail chains, construction and oil companies, a representative of Rostelecom-Solar (specializing in cybersecurity issues) told RBC, noting that the attackers were active in February 2019 of the year.
Microsoft will add a new feature to Excel mobile app.
A new feature is being developed for the mobile Excel application, available through the Office-365 service. Users will be able to take a table with any paper media on the smartphone’s camera, after which the image will be converted into an editable table using a new function.
Speakers Google Home got the opportunity to make calls
Google has added the ability to make calls to the Google Home columns. This is done using a special application. The development of Google Duo has expanded the functionality of the device to communicate with devices running Android or iOS.
Lenovo 14 inch Full HD portable display
ThinkVision M14 is equipped with a 14-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 300 nits (1920 x 1080) and a thickness of only 4.6 mm. The device weighs less than 600 g and comes with a protective case for easy transport.
Chemists are close to creating a “synthetic brain”
Scientists hope to create neuromorphic connections for the synthetic brain on the basis of such structures. The research leader, chemical engineer James Gimzewski, has been exploring this area for many years. He announced his intention to create an artificial brain in 2012