9 Dec, 2018

Single list of terrorist organizations

On December 8, a conference of speakers of the parliaments of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey is held in Iran’s Tehran to counter terrorism and strengthen regional cooperation. The delegation of the State Duma arrived at the conference together with Mr. Volodin.

State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin calls for the creation of a single list of terrorist organizations. According to him, the lack of unity in such matters “plays into the hands of those who seek to radicalize public sentiment.”

“We need to have a common understanding of what terrorism is, <…>, not to allow double interpretation of their actions. We must deprive terrorism of financial support, which often comes from drug trafficking and transnational crime, ”he said during a speech in Tehran (quoted RIA Novosti).

The State Duma Speaker added that it is important for the international community to establish cooperation in order to stop the spread of terrorist or extremist ideologies.

Briefly about the main thing ….


Kiriyenko called the main value of youth

The current young generation sees its main goal in achieving self-realization, which is why it is better than the previous ones, says First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Kiriyenko.

Emergency regime introduced in Karelia due to lack of fuel in boiler rooms

The authorities of the Loukhsky district of Karelia have introduced an emergency situation due to the lack of fuel in the municipality, the corresponding decree was published on Friday on the website of the district administration.

“Based on the decision of the commission for the prevention and elimination of emergencies, taking into account the negative air temperature and expected cooling down to minus 7 – minus 8 degrees, the administration of Louhsky district decides to introduce an emergency mode to the special order from 0.00 Moscow time on December 7,” in the document.

New photos of Tsepovyaz’s feasts in the colony appeared on the Web.

The web published a video gallery with new photos of Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz’s table, serving a 20-year term in a strict regime colony in the Amur Region. On frames, Tsepovyaz is captured with other people during abundant feasts or in nature.

Two policemen detained for taking a bribe of 15 million rubles in Moscow

An employee of the Economic Security Department of the Metropolitan Police and the head of a department of the Main Department of Internal Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs were detained for receiving a bribe in Moscow, an informed source told Interfax.

Kashmatov and Atayev were detained as a result of a joint operation by the FSB of Russia and the GUSB of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. According to preliminary data, the guards of the order received through an intermediary 15 million rubles for the termination of the inspection. Searches were conducted in the apartments of the detained employees.

The case of ex-Deputy Minister Pirumov sent for reconsideration

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation decided to review the case against the former Deputy Minister of Culture Grigory Pirumov about embezzlement of budget funds. According to RIA Novosti, thus, the cassation representation of the prosecutor was satisfied. The verdict will be reviewed in the Moscow City Court.

Spirituality lesson was held for the squad “Young friend of the police”

The rector of the church in the name of St. George the Victorious, Andrei Pavlov, conducted a conversation with the teenagers who are members of the “Young Friend of the Police” squad and students of the school number 3 in the city of Saratov. In an informal atmosphere – at a tea party – a round table discussed spiritual and moral education.

The court partially satisfied the claim Navalny ban on leaving Russia

The Oktyabrsky District Court of Kirov declared decisions of the Federal Bailiffs Service unlawful, on the basis of which the policy of Alexei Navalny in early November was not released abroad before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the Kirovles case, the politician himself said in his blog.

December 9, 2018 enters into force amendments to the Housing Code of the Russian Federation

Federal Law of 28.11.2018 No. 435-ФЗ “On Amendments to Article 46 of the Housing Code of the Russian Federation” reduces the number of votes of owners required for vesting the council of the house with the authority to make decisions on current repairs of common property. Previously, at least two thirds of the total number of owners of premises in an apartment building was needed; more than fifty percent of the votes of the total votes of owners of premises in an apartment building would now be needed.

Human rights activists and the Patriarchate agreed on cooperation

The agreement will mark the beginning of a productive joint work of the institute of state human rights activist and the Russian Orthodox Church. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Tatyana Moskalkova, signed a cooperation agreement

Medical equipment in the Altai Territory will update for 17 billion rubles

The Minister of Health of the Altai Territory, Dmitry Popov, told the Ministry’s board that in 2019, eight federal projects will be launched in the region aimed at updating medical equipment. More than 17 billion rubles will be allocated from the federal and regional budgets for these purposes, the agency’s website reports.

The average salary in the United States increased by 3%.

Data on the labor market, released before the opening of the trading session, indicated that unemployment in the United States remained at the minimum level of 3.7% in 49 years. At the same time, wage growth remained at 3.1%. This is the best indicator since 2009. The American housekeeper has replenished 155 thousand new jobs, while analysts predicted 190 thousand.

Rural health posts will not be helped.

In 85% of rural first-aid posts, they are not able to provide assistance to Russians due to the lack of medical equipment. The experts of the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF) came to such conclusions after a study commissioned by the Russian president. Izvestiya got acquainted with its results.

A schoolboy fired a rocket launcher in the face of his opponent after a dispute about the Second World War

A criminal case was instituted against the Petersburg schoolboy after he shot the Hunter’s Signal device in the face of a man who argued with him about the outcome of World War II, Interfax reports. It clarifies that the incident occurred on the basis of ideological differences. The student was a member of the informal youth movement of a nationalistic orientation.

The Russian government will not introduce food cards for the poor

“For two years now, the issue of so-called ration cards for people with low incomes has been actively discussed. This topic has been entrusted to the Ministry of Industry. To date, I have received an answer to a deputy request, because the topic was broadcast and exaggerated very seriously, to the extent that next year it should all be implemented. A negative response was received that it cannot be done next year, “said State Duma deputy, member of the committee on agricultural issues Arkady Ponomarev at a conference and “Agroholdings Russia – 2018”.

The health of Rostov schoolchildren began to monitor online

In the Rostov schools, an experiment begins that allows you to remotely monitor the health of students. They test the frame of thermal imaging and biometrics. As expected, the system itself will scan schoolchildren, identifying a fever at the entrance to the building. This rapid diagnosis should be an integral part of the School Health program, which is already working successfully.

In Magadan, the prosecutor’s office will check the information about the beatings of children of the orphanage

Earlier, Ol’sky inter-district investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against the director of an educational institution on the fact of inadequate fulfillment of responsibilities for raising minors. The district prosecutor’s office checked the legality of the decision.

The Interior Ministry disown the ban on rap concerts

The central apparatus of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia did not give any instructions to regional units about the cancellation of rap concerts, Deputy Head of the Ministry Igor Zubov told reporters on Friday.

“There are no instructions from the central apparatus of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on this score,” said Zubov, answering the corresponding question

In the past few weeks, a number of concerts by contemporary performers, including rappers Husky (Dmitry Kuznetsov) and Eldzhey (Alexey Uzenyuk), groups IC3PEAK and Frendzon, were canceled in the Russian regions. The situation caused a great resonance, it was commented on in the Kremlin.

The federal list of school textbooks reduced

The Scientific and Methodological Council on Textbooks of the Ministry of Education reduced the federal list of textbooks in Russia by 37% – out of 1,370 titles, 863 remained in it.

“According to the results of the voting, members of the board decided to form the basic part of the federal list of textbooks based on 863 textbook titles that have undergone additional expertise and received positive expert opinions confirming their high quality and relevance of the content,” the press service of the Ministry of Education said. Interfax ”

In a cassock and designer shoes from Gucci

Users of the Picabu portal found an Instagram account of a priest in which he published photographs of famous brands of shoes, pictures from restaurants and the Moscow-City business center. Users have suggested that the account belongs to the Tver Archpriest Vyacheslav B., a REGNUM correspondent informs.

After the recording appeared, the profile was deleted, however, users managed to take screenshots of publications.

In Ryazan, condemned the parents who treated the child with prayers

In Ryazan, sentenced spouses who killed the child by refusing treatment. The Oktyabrsky District Court found them guilty of causing death by negligence. It was found that the baby was born with a congenital disease.

The court in Moscow arrested the former head of the RAO Fedotov in the case of fraud

A criminal case for fraud on a large scale. Earlier on Friday, December 7, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow arrested Fedotov. He was chosen a preventive measure in the form of detention, in respect of other detainees – in the form of house arrest.


Regional transport hub to be built in Leningrad region

The creation of new transport facilities will require about 40 billion rubles. In 2024, a large regional transport hub may appear in the Leningrad Region, the construction of which the regional administration will carry out with the support of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Russia’s revenues from oil exports in 2018 increased by 38.6%

Exports of Russian oil in January-October of this year increased by 38.6% in value terms compared to the same period in 2017 and reached $ 106.59 billion, according to the Federal Customs Service of Russia.

For 10 months of 2018, exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased by 70.7%. It amounted to 33.3 billion cubic meters. Exports of natural gas increased by 7% to 183.6 billion cubic meters.

In January-October, Russia’s revenues from LNG exports increased by 83.3% compared to the same period in 2017, reaching $ 4.6 billion. In ten months, revenues from natural gas exports increased by 30.9% to $ 39.9 billion.

The government will oblige state-owned companies to purchase domestic software

The government has prepared new guidelines for state-owned companies on the mandatory procurement of domestic software. This was reported to journalists by the deputy head of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media, Alexey Sokolov, and added that they could be released before the end of the year.

Sberbank became the owner of 10% of the shares of “BRIC”

Sberbank’s subsidiary company, Sberbank Investment LLC, received the right to control 10.18% of the voting shares of Uralkali, one of the leading producers of potash fertilizers in the world, the bank said.

In Kazakhstan, began to serve the card “World”

VTB Bank was the first in Kazakhstan to start accepting and servicing the cards of the Mir payment system. Now the owners of such cards will be able to find out the balance and get cash at any ATM or VTB cash desk, the press service of the bank reports.

Russia did not spend 200 billion rubles on capital repairs

The amount of untapped funds for capital repairs in Russia amounted to 200 billion rubles. About this “Izvestia” said the chairman of the supervisory board of the Fund for Assistance to the Reform of Housing and Communal Services (Housing and Public Utilities Fund) Sergei Stepashin.

Increased interest of buyers in the real estate market

TEKTA GROUP, a developer of LCD Mayakovsky business class, recorded a record increase in the number of initial customer calls in November. Over a month, over 600 calls from potential customers were made to the sales office. The number of transactions increased by 40% compared with November 2017

“The increased interest of customers in November is due to several reasons,” says Maria Litinetskaya, managing partner of Metrium (a member of the CBRE partner network). – First, there comes the period of the highest activity of clients in the real estate market. Traditionally, people rush to complete transactions before the end of the calendar year. Secondly, mortgage rates began to grow, which additionally stimulated customers who expected to buy housing on credit. Actually, this was reflected in a record share of deals with a loan at Mayakovsky. Thirdly, there is a growing expectation among the population of a worsening economic situation in the next year, which may make it more difficult to buy if it is postponed for several months. In addition to these reasons, the obvious progress in construction has influenced the behavior of buyers – the residential complex is almost ready, which means that quite a bit of time remains before its commissioning, and a final price increase will follow the receipt of permission to enter. ”

The authorities of the Crimea will present their projects under the May decree until December 14

The authorities of the Crimea should submit to the Russian government regional projects stipulated by the May presidential decree, clarify targets and deposit funds in the budgets of relevant ministries, on December 14, the head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov wrote on his Facebook page.

Promsvyazbank will finance projects STLC

Promsvyazbank will issue loans to the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) for a total of 16.7 billion rubles for the purchase and leasing of SSJ100 aircraft and universal gondola cars, the bank said.

The stock market in Russia fell after the world markets and oil

The Russian stock market fell on Thursday after the main global stock markets. New powerful wave of decline in oil prices also put pressure on the value of Russian assets

Eurex clearing area changes London to Frankfurt

On December 6, 2018, the Eurex clearing platform reported that it gained the support of 24 of the world’s largest banks for clearing repos in Frankfurt.

Chevron increases capital expenditure for the first time in 4 years

American Chevron plans for 2019 capital expenditures in the amount of $ 20 billion. This was reported in the company. The investment plan for the current year was $ 18.3 billion.

The company will invest $ 17.3 billion in the exploration and production sector (the plan for 2018 was $ 15.8 billion), of which 7.6 billion went to projects in the United States. It is planned to invest $ 2.5 billion in processing all over the world, and the company will save $ 200 billion on other projects.

The company will send $ 3.6 billion to projects in the Permian basin in the United States (3.3 billion in 2018), and $ 1.6 billion to other shale projects.

Naftogaz of Ukraine paid a $ 768 million dividend in 2018

“As of December 6, 2018, the company has already paid to the state budget more than 21.5 billion hryvnias (768 million dollars – ed.) Dividends from the planned for this year 29.4 billion hryvnias (1.05 billion dollars – ed.). The company must pay the balance of 7.9 billion hryvnia ($ 282 million – ed.) Until December 25, 2018, ”the report said.

Natural gas will rise in price in the Tomsk region by more than 100 rubles from 2019

The regional department of tariff regulation made a change to the order on retail prices for natural gas for residents of the Tomsk region. According to the amendments, from January 1, 2019, a thousand cubic meters of this fuel will cost almost 100 rubles.

Medvedev lowered the quota for foreign labor

In 2019, the number of foreigners who can be employed in Russia will decline by almost 20% compared with the previous year. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In total, in 2019 144.58 thousand people can be hired.

Reuters: Slack is going to go IPO in 2019

Slack is preparing to enter the IPO in 2019, and has hired Goldman Sachs for this purpose, Reuters reports, citing sources. According to the agency, Slack expects to receive more than $ 10 billion from the first public offering of shares

The trade turnover of the Russian Federation and China in January-November increased by 27.8%

The trade turnover between Russia and China in January-November of this year grew by 27.8% to $ 97.23 billion. This is stated in a report published on Saturday by the General Administration of Customs of China. The volume of exports from China to the Russian Federation over this period increased by 12% and exceeded $ 43.45 billion.

Sberbank announced the start of issuing loans in stores

Sberbank decided to enter the POS-crediting market, loans will be offered on its own “Buy with Sberbank” marketplace. This is stated in the message of the bank. Holders of Sberbank debit cards who use the Mobile Bank application will be able to apply for a loan.

Siberia Airlines abandoned the status of a public company

Siberia Airlines (flying under the S7 Airlines brand) is the second largest airline of the Russian Federation. Together with the airline “Globus” is included in the S7 group, owned by spouses Vladislav and Natalia Filev.

Utair began to restructure debts

The airline Utair in advance began to restructure debts due to rising prices for aviation fuel and the weakening of the ruble. This is stated in the message of the airline.

Ukrainian court removed the arrest of property Prominvestbank

The Kiev Court of Appeal allowed the complaint of Prominvestbank to the arrest of the company’s property. The actions of a private artist were deemed illegal. The arrest of the property of the Ukrainian “daughter” of a Russian bank was lifted, according to the organization’s website.

The government will cancel the regulation of prices for LNG in Russia

The government will soon adopt a decree abolishing the regulation of gas prices, in the supply chain of which liquefaction technology is used, said Alexander Gladkov, director of the oil and gas extraction and transportation department at the Ministry of Energy.

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, reported the Kyrgyz service “Radio Liberty”

Ukraine has increased imports of coal, Russia remains the main supplier

Most of the coal – 61.91% – Ukraine bought from Russia, spending more than $ 1.677 billion on it. 29.94% of coal from the total volume of imports was supplied from the United States, which made up $ 806.349 million. 4.78% of imports came from Canada, The cost of coal imports from this country for the reporting period amounted to $ 128.608 million.

Cez will build power units at nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic

The Czech company Cez will build new power units at Czech NPPs, a tender for construction will be announced during 2019. The Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Marta Novakova informed the journalists on Friday after the meeting with the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.

Energy Ministry announces interest of Thai companies to Arctic LNG-2

Companies from Thailand are considering the possibility of participating in the Arctic LNG-2 project, the Russian Ministry of Energy announced after a meeting of the Russian-Thai working group on cooperation in the field of energy.


On the Thai island of Koh Samet banned plastic

The administration of the island in the province of Rayong a month ago adopted a resolution that forbids tourists to use plastic bags and containers made of porous polystyrene foam material, in common people – foam plastic.

Free audio guide in the Moscow region appeared in the buses Mostransavto

In Mostransavto buses appeared free audio guides on the sights of the Moscow region. This is reported on the company’s website. The project was implemented together with the company izi.travel and is available through a free mobile application.

A capsule hotel opened in Pulkovo

At the airport Pulkovo opened capsule hotel Aerosleep. Passengers are available 13 capsules. They are installed in a common area on the second floor of the building between the arrival and departure halls. Each capsule has a king size bed, designed for two adults and a child, air conditioning, an entertainment system and sockets are also available. For the time being, there is a special tariff – 190 rubles per hour, however, if you pre-book through hotel services, the cost is even lower.

Capsule hotel under the same brand is already working in Moscow Vnukovo. There are 12 capsules, and the tariff is much higher than in St. Petersburg – 350 rubles per hour

Tourist centers Visit Petersburg will open in six cities

Tourist information centers Visit Petersburg, next year will be opened in six cities in Asia and Europe. As the head of the Smolny Tourism Committee, Yevgeny Pankevich, said, tourist offices are expected to open in Helsinki, Seoul, Prague, Shanghai, Chongqing and Yerevan.

The most budget option of island rest

In the first place was the Philippine island of El Nido, where the couple will be able to spend a vacation for $ 664. The second place belongs to Sri Lanka, where a tropical paradise will cost only 684 dollars. The third place went to the island of Koh Tao in Thailand, the rest on which will rise to 699 dollars.

The top ten budget options for island holidays also included Phu Quoc Vietnamese with a price of $ 713, Ko Rong in Cambodia for $ 717, Philippine Boracay worth $ 752, islands of the Perhentian archipelago in Malaysia for $ 810, Thai Phi Phi at a price of $ 861, Gili Travagan in Indonesia, worth 887 dollars and the Spanish Minorca for 907 dollars.

Volgograd residents are invited to the winter marathon excursions

The excursion project “Free Walking Tours”, which is loved by the people of Volgograd and the guests of the city, will continue in the winter time. The first winter walking tour through the city center will take place on December 20th.

New Wellness Center opened in Prolom Bane

Serbia is a country of health tourism, in almost every region of this country one can find resorts with various health procedures, but first of all these are traditional folk treatment programs to strengthen the body’s health and restore energy and strength.

The National Tourism Organization of Serbia is pleased to announce the opening of the new Wellness Center Prolom Bani. This is an exclusive complex in which the harmony of body, mind and spirit is achieved in a natural way due to the favorable properties of healing Prolom water, steam and heat.
The project “Weekend on the Free Don” started in the Rostov region

On December 1-2, the Weekend on Free Don project started. The project is organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Rostov Region. His goal is to create a prototype of the tourist product of the Rostov region of the day off, giving residents of the capital the opportunity to win a weekend trip to Rostov and the Rostov region.

Phi Phi lack of fresh water

Phi Phi Island authorities in Thailand complained about the lack of fresh water due to mass tourism, The Telegraph newspaper reported.

“The level of fresh water on the main island of Phi Phi Don has dropped to a critical one. Fresh water sources are too few for such a huge number of visitors, and tap water is polluted by waste due to mass tourism,” the newspaper writes.

A similar problem on the island of Phi Phi Ley, whose beach became famous after the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. Before the authorities decided to close it from tourists indefinitely, the tiny beach was visited by 5 thousand people and 200 tourist boats a day.

“Thailand is not alone in the struggle for the ecological safety of its territory. Previously, the Philippine authorities decided to close the island of Boracay from tourists for six months to solve problems with sewage,” the newspaper said.


London approved the black list of Russian businessmen

British intelligence agencies intend to increase pressure on Russian entrepreneurs, whom London considers close to the Kremlin. About this writes The Daily Telegraph. The list includes Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov and Oleg Deripaska.

According to the publication, the list of names was presented to Prime Minister Theresa May, and she approved it. Now the UK is going to transfer the document to the special services of the allied countries.

A newspaper source in the British government clarified that these individuals are going to limit the ability to move and work freely in the UK and other countries. This campaign will be a response to the poisoning of a former GRU employee, British agent Sergey Srippal and his daughter.

Cabinet May urged her to resign

Members of the Cabinet of British Prime Minister Theresa May called on her to resign if the Brexit deal is not approved. It is reported by The Daily Telegraph.

Lithuania imposed sanctions against Russia

Lithuania introduced new sanctions against Russia. This was stated by President Dalia Grybauskaite at a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko. She based her decision on the incident in the Kerch Strait.

We know that international organizations have not taken any sanctions against Russian actions, but we have introduced our national sanctions in protest against the attack in the Kerch Strait. – Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuanian politician

Ukrainian Navy will continue to use the Kerch Strait

Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that Ukrainian ships, if necessary, will continue to sail through the Kerch Strait. About this Poltorak spoke on the TV channel “Direct”.

“Right today no one goes anywhere. But we will not stop, which means rotation, the strengthening of our capabilities, ”RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

Poltorak was commented on by Admiral Viktor Kravchenko, who commanded the Black Sea Fleet from 1996 to 1998. He noted that nobody forbids Ukrainian ships to pass through the Kerch Strait, as provided for by the agreement signed by Russia and Ukraine in 1993.

“These provisions are still in effect – the fact that they decided not to renew the friendship agreement does not cancel these rules,” Kravchenko told RIA Novosti.

Putin made changes to the state national policy

Vladimir Putin made changes to the State National Policy Strategy until 2025. The decree was published on the official online portal of legal information. The document was developed by the Federal Agency for Nationalities Affairs (FADN) and the Council for Interethnic Relations.

According to the head of the FADN, Igor Barinov, the new wording included target performance indicators and the expected results of the measures taken.

Roscosmos is negotiating the deployment of GLONASS stations in the US

Roscosmos is negotiating with the United States about the installation of the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system in the country, said the representative of the state corporation Anatoly Krasnikov.

“United Russia” will introduce a “code of conduct” for party members

“United Russia” introduces binding rules for all party members. This was announced by deputy Andrei Krasov on the first day of the XVIII Congress of the United Russia.
According to the new “code”, United Russia should:

  • be humble
  • be discreet in public
  • protect honor and dignity by legal means,
  • leave the party in the event of “illegal or immoral acts”,
  • treat people and their problems with attention and respect,
  • protect the rights of citizens
  • assist Russians in overcoming difficult life situations,
  • to be intolerant of attempts to distort the history of Russia, trampling on traditions and disrespect for culture,
  • answer for your words.

Ministry of Labor confirmed the resignation of two deputy heads of the Pension Fund

First Deputy Chairman of the Pension Fund Board, Lilia Chizhik, and Deputy Chairman of the Board, Boris Gukaylo, were released from their positions. This follows from the message of the press service of the Ministry of Labor, which was received by RBC.

Chizhik left of her own accord in connection with her retirement on November 20, and Gukaylo – on December 3, in connection with her transfer to another job. The latter dealt with procurement, capital construction and other administrative and business activities. Sources of the newspaper Kommersant noted that the departure of Gukaylo is associated with corruption scandals during the construction of buildings of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the regions.

Viktor Vekselberg challenged US sanctions

The lawyer of the Russian entrepreneur, the owner of the Renova group, Viktor Vekselberg, filed a petition with the US Treasury Department to cancel the sanctions imposed on the businessman by the US authorities, reports Bloomberg. According to the agency, Mr. Vekselberg resorted to the services of an American lawyer.

Angela Merkel gave a farewell speech before the CDU party

On December 7, German Chancellor Angela Merkel last spoke before the colleagues of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as the party leader, the German N-TV channel reports. Merkel’s speech at the party congress in Hamburg lasted half an hour.

Kramp-Karrenbauer replaced Merkel as chairman of the CDU

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected the new chairman of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), TASS reports, citing German television. In this position, she will replace German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has headed the CDU since April 10, 2000.

Trump called on Democrats to support the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico

US President Donald Trump warned of a massive influx of illegal migrants to Arizona, and also called on Congressmen Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to approve funding for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.

Agalarovs asked to reject the claim for interference in the elections in the US

The president of the Crocus Group, Aras Agalarov, and his son, the company’s vice-president, Emin Agalarov, ask the American court to reject the suit of the Democratic Party’s National Committee, which considers them involved in Russia’s intervention in the 2016 presidential election.

Zeman told about Russian spies in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic there are no secret agents who work for Russia. At least for the last 6 years not a single spy has been identified in the country. This was stated by President of the Republic of Milos Zeman.

And once the head of this Muslim community, the imam, fled abroad and was wanted, accused of supporting and financing terrorism. And this did not appear in the public or in the closed part of the reports. – Miloš Zeman, Czech politician

Japanese Parliament has allowed the use of migrant workers in the country

The Parliament of Japan adopted legislative amendments, according to which in April 2019 the ban on the use of foreign labor in the country will be lifted.

Trump called for the former head of the FBI to testify under oath

Trump pointed to “absolute prejudice and corruption” in the ranks of the previous US administration and called for forcing Komi to testify under oath. Trump fired James Komi in May 2017. The president explained his decision with dissatisfaction with his work.

Vyacheslav Volodin flew to Iran for a conference on combating terrorism

The Russian delegation led by the State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin arrived in Tehran. There will be a conference on combating terrorism.

Such schemes of cooperation between our countries have emerged in the region, which I think are very important. As an example, we can point to the Astana process regarding the settlement of the Syrian issue, I believe that this was a very good initiative. – Ali Larijani, Iranian politician

Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, has admitted links with Russians

Former lawyer for US President Donald Trump Michael Cohen had connections with Russian agents of influence. About this in court on December 7, said US Special Prosecutor Robert Muller, who is investigating the “interference of the Kremlin” in the 2016 US presidential election.


In Russia, create a modified parachutes for sports and landing

Modified models will be placed at the disposal of the assault force and sports sections. The Defense Ministry noted that the designers created new parachutes based on the D-14 model, which tests should be completed in 2019.

US blocks military deal between Israel and Croatia

The United States has blocked a deal made by Israel and Croatia to sell the latest American-made F-16 fighter jets, which have undergone Israeli modernization, reports the American online publication Axios, citing official sources in Tel Aviv.

Ukrainian “brigade of the future” armed with old tanks

Ukrainian Colonel Nikolai Palace said that the naval infantry unit created in November, which could be called the “brigade of the future”, would be armed with Soviet tanks and armored personnel carriers. He said this in an interview with the newspaper “People’s Army” on December 7.

In Donetsk, announced the preparation of a major “chemical provocation” in the Donbass

“The curators from the UK demand real casualties among the civilian population, arguing that the latest productions in Syria did not have the desired effect,” said Basurin.

Finally, decisions about the use of chemical toxic substances in the DPR, in his words, “will choose Poroshenko”.

Our intelligence obtained new data on the preparation by the military-political leadership of Ukraine of a chemical provocation on the territory of Donbass with the mediation of western curators. – Eduard Basurin, military leader

All foreign troops will have to leave Syria

All foreign military forces are obliged to eventually leave the territory of Syria after the conflict is resolved, Hadi Al-Bahr, a member of the Syrian National Coalition of Syrian Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (NKRS), said in an interview with RIA Novosti on Friday.

Fifth Generation Chinese Fighter Seen in USA

Experts said that we are talking about the model of the Chinese military aircraft, however, for what purpose it was created, so far remains unknown, as well as it remains unknown and the fact how accurately detected at a American military air base fighter corresponds to the characteristics of the real model .

Trump will nominate General Milli to head

US President Donald Trump decided to nominate General Mark Milli to the post of chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff (CNS) of the American armed forces.

Columns of military equipment are sent from Europe towards Ukraine

Users of social networks report on the movement of columns of tractors with trailers, which carry armored vehicles from the territory of Slovakia to Ukraine. In particular, the reporter from Slovakia Peter Szabo reports on the transportation of military equipment.

South Korea increased defense spending

South Korea will spend almost 15.4 trillion won on the improvement of surveillance systems, information gathering, air defense, missile defense and missile strike forces. This is 16.2 percent more than a year earlier.

Central Military District Forms Battalion of Pontoon Crossings

By the end of the year, a battalion of the newest pontoon parks PP-2005 will be formed in the Central Military District. This was announced by the commander of the 2nd combined arms army of the Central Military District, Major General Rustam Muradov. According to him, such equipment is not in any association, there is only in separate engineering connections.


Neurologists find out the reason why schizophrenia can develop

Scientists from the Brain Institute in Queensland have figured out which factor can cause schizophrenia. It turned out that vitamin D deficiency at birth can trigger a number of mental disorders. Avitaminosis can cause some changes in the brain, and sometimes even be inherited.

An article published in Scientific Reports reported that children born with vitamin D deficiency (less than 20.4 nanomoles per liter) were 44 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia.

Scientists have learned how geckos run on water

Employees of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) learned what biological mechanisms allow geckos to run on water. A study on the interesting ability of lizards was published in Current Biology.

The basis of the “superpower” of geckos – a combination of four factors. This is the surface tension of water, special movements of the paws, thanks to which geckos scoop up air bubbles, the shape of the body, which allows the lizards to glide literally, and the tail, which creates “cravings” and stabilizes the body.

A new type of battery will allow you to charge your phone once a week.

A type of electrochemical technology providing power to devices uses positively charged lithium cations (Li2 +) as a kind of chemical “piston” to conduct an electric charge through a circuit. When fully charged, the stock of cations is occupied by the anode of the battery.

Scientists have found the next seal with eel in the nose

Biologists have discovered another Hawaiian monk seal, in which eel was sticking out of its nose. The strange case was the fourth in the last couple of years.

“We don’t really understand how exactly the eels get into the seals in the noses, but fact is a fact – this is the fourth such case in two years,” say the program for the protection of endangered Hawaiian monk seals

The seal was not injured, but the eel could not be saved. After he was taken out of the seal’s nose, the serpentine fish died.

The smallest sensor in the world protects against skin cancer

The world’s smallest ultraviolet scanner with a high degree of accuracy can tell people in real time not only about exposure to hazardous sunlight, but also about the level of pollution, humidity and even allergens. In general, everything that threatens their skin.

Evolution of Barabins hamsters

A group of geneticists from Moscow State University and their foreign colleagues have established the original habitats of the Baraba hamsters. Molecular genetic analysis allowed specialists to trace the evolutionary process of rodents.

In the study, experts studied the genetic diversity of 496 individuals taken from 112 different locations. The data obtained showed that the common ancestor of the Baraba hamsters existed at the end of the Pleistocene. Its origin dates back about two million years ago.

Named the cause of the sudden death of ancient cities

The researchers compared the DNA of the found plague bacillus with other known ancient viruses of this disease. They concluded that the detected strain of the plague appeared about 5,700 years ago and spread throughout Europe

New type of immune cells detected

Cell membranes are mainly composed of two types of compounds – phospholipids and glycolipids. Inside cells, they bind to the CD1d molecule, which transports them to the surface. It is then that phospholipids stimulate reactive T-cells, and glycolipids another type called iNKT.

Artificial Nervous System of Nanowires

Scientists from the Yülich Research Center, together with colleagues from Aachen and Turin, developed and released a membrane element from nanowires, which functions in the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to simultaneously store and process information, as well as receive multiple signals. Thus, a resistive switching cell made of oxide crystal nanowires is an ideal candidate for use in creating biologically active neuromorphic processors capable of using various functions of biological synapses and neurons. About this writes “EurekAlert!”.

Scientists have identified the causes of longevity of parrots by analyzing their genome

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Oregon Health and Science conducted a genetic analysis of a parrot belonging to the species Cinelobe Amazon (Amazona aestiva), and compared its material with the DNA of 30 other bird species. They have identified genes that can cause longevity of these birds. The work was published in the journal Current Biology.

First, the genes that stimulate telomerase activity. Telomerase is an enzyme reverse transcriptase, whose activity is aimed at lengthening or maintaining the current state of telomeres – the end sections of chromosomes, which decrease with each cell division. Telomeres determine the number of cell divisions before it dies. The effect of aging is associated with this phenomenon. With the possible replenishment of telomeres, the cellular structure may become immortal.

Second, they discovered a mechanism that regulates the life cycle of cells. In their opinion, its parallel evolution with genes that activate telomerase allowed the birds to avoid the development of cancer, which is possible in the absence of control.

Thirdly, they identified paralogs that are unique to this species of parrots (one of the genes that arose in duplicating the original gene in the case of a chromosomal mutation). Scientists have associated them with human genes that are associated with cognitive abilities, seeing in this signs of convergent evolution.

Scientists have created a cure for addiction to marijuana

The new drug, which increases the concentration of endogenous cannabinoid anandamide in the body, has helped marijuana smokers to significantly reduce the daily dose without withdrawal syndrome. The results of the second phase of clinical trials published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

New dangerous disease discovered by scientists

Experts from McGill University analyzed the results of the examination of one of the patients and came to the conclusion that there is a genetic immune disease that no one previously knew about. Specialists called this disease a combined immunodeficiency. It is recorded in just 2 people in the world. A study of Canadian scientists published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, writes Medic Forum.

Vitamin C can reduce the harm of smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C can reduce the harmful effects of smoking on pregnant women. According to experts, this substance blocks the transfer of harmful impurities to the lungs of the infant in the womb.

The number of people suffering from senile dementia is increasing.

The study was based on data from 190 countries of the world. For example, only 20 million people suffered from senile dementia in 1990. In 2016 in the territory of Russia lived 1 million people suffering from senile dementia.

Curved wire brought the movement of virtual characters into reality

Developers from Disney Research presented an algorithm that allows you to create skeletons of realistic moving robots, repeating the movements of virtual characters. The user needs to specify the structure of the robot and the set of its movements, after which the algorithm will independently calculate the location and type of folds that will allow one wire to cover the entire set of movements. The development was presented at the conference SIGGRAPH Asia 2018.

Scientists do not rule out a coup of the poles of the Earth

If the force of the magnetic field of the planet drops by another 90%, then a revolution of the Earth’s axis is not excluded. This can happen in the next few centuries, came to the conclusion of physics from France and Denmark, according to the website of the European initiative Horizon-2020.


China launched a lunar rover for the first landing on the reverse side of the moon

The Chinese National Space Administration launched a landing platform with the Lunokhod Chang’e-4, which should be the first device to make a soft landing on the reverse side of the Moon, reports NASASpaceFlight.com.

China will launch the first orbital power station

Only crumbs reach the surface. The main problems in the creation of an orbital power station are putting it into orbit and remote transmission of electricity to Earth. These issues will be dealt with in a new technological base in China.

NASA first recorded wind noise on Mars

The American automatic interplanetary station Mars InSight, which had previously landed on Mars, was able to record for the first time and send to Earth the sound of wind on the Red Planet, reports TASS

The wind from the quasar “inflated” by 228 thousand light years

The ALMA telescope detected the wind of plasma and gas from the quasar HE 0515-4414, which stretches for 228 thousand light years. The very young galaxy is in distant space. Its distance from the Earth is 268 light years.

Russian scientists will model the lunar expedition on Earth

The ground-based experimental complex at the State Scientific Center of the Institute for Biomedical Problems (IMBP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences was prepared for a four-month experiment on modeling the space expedition “SIRIUS 18/19”. It is reported by the press service of IBMP.

Scientists have recommended to revive the mission to Uranus and Neptune

Scientists said that it is necessary to revive the mission to Neptune and Uranus, since the data of the planet in some aspects may be more habitable than Mars. Initially, it was planned to send the first instruments to celestial bodies in the 2020s, but in the end the projects were canceled.

Rocket Ilona Max will deliver a Christmas turkey to the ISS

Festive and scientific cargo will go to the ISS on the eve of a great holiday. The Ilona Mask rocket will transfer to the orbit a concoction for the Christmas table, as well as mice and worms. Several hundred worms and several four dozen mice will be delivered with the participation of SpaceX to the International Space Station.


Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx chipset for Windows 10

As noted in Qualcomm, the first laptops on their new processor will be presented at CES 2019 early next year. But laptops with the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform will be on sale only in the third quarter of 2019.

Corning develops protective glass for flexible smartphones

This year, the company introduced glasses for smart watches. According to the source, Corning is now engaged in the development of protective glass for flexible smartphones, which next year there will be several models on the market.

Google fraudsters lure Google map users with “free prizes”

The first to notice the problem were Reddit users. According to one of the users, a few days ago he received a message that he could get a “free prize from Google”. Then the user decided that he would be given a virtual gift.

Cubot has introduced a new Cubot AD36 humidifier

Cubot company has released a new Cubot AD36 humidifier, made of polypropylene, which is completely safe for users.

Apple adds USB dongle support for Safari

The latest version of Apple Safari supports the WebAuthentication API, which allows you to log into the system using CTAP2 USB keys.

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G received the latest Snapdragon processor

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G got the newest Snapdragon 855 processor, not the Snapdragon 845 chip, as previously thought. For work in the fifth-generation cellular networks, the Snapdragon X50 5G modem is responsible.

Enclosure with tempered glass panels for compact PC

X2 Products introduced the Spartan 716 computer case, designed to create compact gaming systems based on Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards.

For the first time in history, more than half of earthlings gained access to the Internet.

By the end of 2018, 3.9 billion people, or 51.2% of the world’s population, will receive access to the Internet, according to the calculations of the International Telecommunication Union. In developed countries, over 80% of residents will have access to the Network, in Africa – 24.4%

“This is an important step towards a wider, global information society. However, too many people around the world are still waiting to take advantage of the digital economy. We should encourage increased government and private sector development, as well as support technology development and innovation so that the digital revolution does not leave anyone offline, ”said Houlin Zhao, secretary general of the Telecommunication Union (ITU).

In Australia, IT companies will be obliged to give authorities access to user data

This is not about the fact that one of the democratic countries suddenly decided to abandon the protection of the secrecy of correspondence and repeal laws prohibiting invasion of privacy. The Australian government stresses that law enforcement officials will need a court order to access encrypted user data.

Yandex.Navigator has introduced the function of remote payment for fuel at gas stations

Drivers will be able to pay for fuel at the gas station through the Yandex.Navigator application without a fee. Reports about it “the Russian newspaper”. While the innovation applies only to Android users, developers will add support for IOS later.

Google voice assistant has received its own radio channel

According to television, the user now has his own “radio channel” with current news from around the world, collected according to his preferences. The developers explain this feature by the fact that audio news is an important part of life, despite the loss of radio popularity.

Dangerous Windows update “kills” laptops

Users of Windows 10 are indignant again – the next update of the operating system renders the Surface Book 2 laptops inoperative, which are released by the same Microsoft.

Google removed several malicious applications from the Play Store

Google took action and removed these programs from the Play Store. As the experts from the anti-virus provider told, the pests used a loophole that allowed them to download files in the background without notifying the user.

Google will refuse the messenger Allo

Google has decided to abandon the messaging application Allo, according to a company blog. According to the release, earlier this year, Google stopped investing in the Allo instant messenger, launched in 2016, and transferred some functions from it to the Messages app.

Google will stop updating old smartphones on Android

Google Inc. will stop updating smartphones based on Android 4.x operating system

The new firmware MIUI for Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is again designed for the camera

Just a few days ago, the flagship slider Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 received a big update that eliminated the problems with flash and night mode Super Night Scene Mode

New mechanical skeleton watches from CIGA Design and Xiaomi

The Chinese company Xiaomi and the CIGA Design brand presented a mechanical skeleton watch for $ 145. Novelty called Mechanical Watch Z Series. The watch case is made of stainless steel 316L.

ZTE starts selling the new smartphone Nubia Red Magic Mars

From today began selling the latest smartphone ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars. To date, purchase the device is possible only in the Chinese market. Experts do not exclude that in the future, the implementation of ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars will be held in other countries.

Google has released a smart jacket that will help not to lose the smartphone

Google has introduced the so-called “smart jacket”, which will help not to lose a smartphone or other portable gadget. The device was developed in collaboration with clothing manufacturer Levi’s. Jacket with special sensors called Commuter X Jacquard.

In Win 307 with display on the case

Someone makes a lot of glass panels, others are engaged in decorative elements, and still others install the darkness of fans with light. However, with In Win 307, everything is much cooler – here the display is mounted on the front panel.

The second big update of Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Mistakes are often part of an early experience, especially when it comes to such an incredibly functional device as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The smartphone comes with 3D facial recognition technology and a fingerprint sensor.

Garmin Pay is now available to Yandex.Money cardholders

Garmin Pay is the payment system of the manufacturer of smart sports watches. Contactless Yandex.Money card payments are available on Garmin Fenix 5S Plus, Fenix 5 Plus, Fenix 5X Plus, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 645 Music, Vivoactive 3 and Vivoactive 3 Music models.

Facebook launched the sale of goods in live video in Thailand

The social network Facebook has launched the sale of goods in live video in Thailand, according to TechCrunch. Facebook has launched testing of a new feature that allows users to buy products from sellers directly during the live broadcast.

Mastercard patents anonymous cryptocurrency transaction technology

The payment giant Mastercard has patented the technology of anonymous cryptocurrency transactions.

Google Assistant launches audio news feed

Google Assistant launches a personalized news feed with short stories and updates. As smart speakers spread and enter people’s homes, the voice as the platform continues to evolve and become more sophisticated.


From December 9, Tver to Torzhok will be launched by the “Swallows”

Employees of the Moscow-Tver suburban passenger company reported on the launch of the high-speed electric train in a new direction. Today it became known that on Sunday, December 9, the first “Swallow” will depart from the city of Torzhok of the Tver region to the regional capital.

Aeroexpress between Paveletsky railway station and Domodedovo

“From December 9, travel time from Paveletsky Railway Station to Domodedovo Airport will be reduced by aeroexpresses, and flights will be operated every 30 minutes throughout the day,” the message says.

Direct flight connections to Moscow and Anhui Province

Direct regular flights between the eastern Chinese province of Anhui and Russia opened. This is with reference to the press service of Hefei International Airport writes the portal “Zhongguo Xinwenwang”

Adjustment of the Krasnoyarsk metro project will cost a billion rubles

“To resume the construction of the Krasnoyarsk Metro, it is necessary to update the design and estimate documentation, the design and estimate documentation, developed in 1994. Budget expenditures for survey work and the adjustment of design and estimate documentation will amount to one billion rubles, ”the press service of the regional Ministry of Finance explained

“IrAero” announced the suspension of flights in several directions

The airline IrAero suspended the program of flights to the Chinese Sanha and Haikou, as well as transportation to a number of Russian cities because of the debts of the tour operator Pearl River. It is reported by TASS with reference to the general director of the airline Sergey Krupnov

On the track “Formula 1” in Sochi staged a race on the buses

In Sochi, long-distance buses and minibuses came to the Formula 1 track – they chose the best driver of public transport in the Krasnodar Territory. Unlike the “royal races”, the winner was determined not by the best speed to overcome the track, but by the ability to maneuver on it.

A new traffic sign has been installed in Ufa

On November 7, 2018, in Ufa, at the intersection of Boulevard Ibragimov and Parkhomenko Street, a new traffic sign was set up, which is designed to prevent violation of paragraph 13.2 of the Road Rules of the Russian Federation, prohibiting travel to the intersection or crossing of roadways during a traffic jam.

In Tatarstan, total control cameras were put into operation on the tracks

Starting today, the M7 officially activated video recording systems that will read the average speed of traffic on the highway, – said the head traffic police RT Lenar Gabdurahmanov.

The new complex captures not only the instantaneous speed of the car, but also the average, they turn into an electronic network, which violates the speed limiters throughout the route, day and night

Similar cameras also appeared on the Kazan-Ulyanovsk and Kazan-Orenburg highways.

Russian experts will arrive in Egypt to check airports

Russian aviation security experts will arrive in Cairo on December 9 to check the security of the airports in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, TASS reports, citing a source in aviation circles.


Nissan begins taking orders for the version of the GT-R50 from Italdesign

Nissan announces the acceptance of orders for the anniversary version of the GT-R50 coupe, created jointly with the ItalDesign bodywork studio for the 50th anniversary of the model, the press service of the Japanese automaker reports.

Volkswagen will recall the new generation of Touareg in Russia

Volkswagen announced the recall of 178 new-generation Touareg SUVs sold in 2018. This is reported on the website of Rosstandart

Cars will go to repair due to the likelihood that “the holder of the belt buckle of the rear right seat because of a technological problem does not meet the requirements for durability.” In case of an accident, the protection of a passenger in this place will not be provided.

Rosstandart allowed to produce Chevrolet Niva until the end of 2021

The joint venture GM-AvtoVAZ was approved by Rosstandart for the release of the Chevrolet Niva. OTTS (Vehicle Type Approval) will be valid until December 20, 2021, and further, subject to compliance with all recommendations, may be extended

Volvo crossover for the second time in a row became the car of the year in Japan

The Volvo XC40 compact crossover won the title of “Best Car of the Year in Japan 2018-2019” (JCOTY). The model of the Swedish company won the competition for the second year in a row – in 2017, the XC60 coupe was awarded this title.

Geely introduced the high-tech hybrid minivan Jiaji

Chinese auto giant Geely officially unveiled a new high-tech Jiaji minivan. So far there is no information on the platform that underlies the model. It can be assumed that it will be the “cart” of the joint development of Geely with the Swedish company Volvo.

Polestar tested the hybrid coupe number 1

The car company Polestar has developed its own hybrid coupe number 1 and is now actively engaged in its testing. Recently, the process and test results were officially published. According to official data, the car is tested at the site Hllered Proving Ground.

Ford gave the nod to the production of new Bronco

The restoration company Gateway Bronco, which specializes in the maintenance and repair of the first-generation Bronco, recently announced the completion of negotiations on the signing of a license agreement with Ford to produce a limited number of 1966-77 Bronco vehicles.

MAN for forestry

MAN Truck & Bus showed specialized trucks for the timber industry at the exhibition “Russian Forest – 2018”. Presented at the exhibition MAN TGS 33.480 6×6 BB is designed for a variety of logistic chains in logging and woodworking.

Brand PSA DS Automobile will miss the Geneva Motor Show

Question remains participation in the Geneva Motor Show another brand of concern PSA – Opel. However, the company can expose a number of electrical modifications of existing models. We will remind, earlier such companies as Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Volvo refused to participate in the Geneva motor show.

The project is the fastest in the world of supersonic car

The British company Bloodhound SSC has closed a project to develop a supersonic car of the same name that was supposed to beat the current ground speed record.

Four-seater BMW X8 will be the most expensive brand model

BMW is still considering the release of the flagship crossover BMW X8 – the most expensive model in its lineup. According to the BMW Blog, the four-seater novelty will debut in 2020.

Audi Q3 passed perfectly crash test from Euro NCAR

Audi Q3 passed perfectly crash test from Euro NСAR The experts of the European Committee for the conduct of independent crash tests checked Audi Q3, the car received the highest marks. Protection of passengers-children in the model Q3 has shown itself in all its glory.

Porsche began testing the first electric Porsche Taycan

Porsche auto company testers started testing the first Porsche Taycan electric car. Electric car renders have appeared on the Internet. The vehicle on video was fully camouflaged.

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