30 Nov, 2018

Support Ukraine in the Kerch Strait

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in an interview with NBC said that the entry of the ships of the North Atlantic Alliance into the Black Sea will help support Ukraine against the background of the incident in the Kerch Strait.

Previously, deputies of the Verkhovna Rada called for sending warships “maritime states” to the region of the Black and Azov seas. The appeal was sent to the UN, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM) and the world’s national parliaments. According to parliamentarians, such measures are necessary to “prevent further escalation of tensions on the part of Russia.”

The appeal of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to the North Atlantic Alliance to send NATO ships to the Sea of ​​Azov was perceived negatively in the presidential administration.

The question itself, of course, is aimed at further provoking tensions, at continuing the provocative line, which is based on the electoral and domestic political interests of President Poroshenko. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Briefly about the main thing ….


The Kremlin announced Putin’s readiness to deal with Trump

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, made a statement that the Russian side regrets the cancellation of the meeting with Vladimir Putin by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Reports about it RIA “News”.

We are flying to Argentina. So far, we have only seen tweets and media. We do not have official information. If so, then the president will have a couple of extra hours in the program for useful meetings on the sidelines of the summit. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Elected President of Georgia has declared its refusal to cooperate with Russia

The elected president of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, called the “fake news” information that in her post she was going to interact with Russia and maintain “a balance in relations with Europe and Moscow”. This politician said in an interview with the Russian service of BBC.

Klimkin announced the break 40 agreements of Ukraine with Russia

In the near future, Ukraine intends to unilaterally terminate about 40 agreements with Russia, said on November 29 the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Pavel Klimkin. According to him, Kiev has recently “killed” 48 international treaties with Moscow.

Ukraine will ask to close the Bosphorus for Russian ships

Ukraine will appeal to the world community to close the Bosphorus Strait of the Black Sea for Russian warships in connection with the incident in the Kerch Strait. This was stated today by the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Igor Voronchenko.

I express confidence that the world community will nevertheless make a decision and recognize that aggression against the state of Ukraine was carried out. We will try to ask for the closure of the Bosphorus in the Republic of Turkey. – Igor Voronchenko, Ukrainian military leader

Russia suspects Serbia in re-export of Ukrainian goods

Rosselkhoznadzor on its website reported on the illegal scheme of supplying Russia from Serbia a protein-fat product of Ukrainian origin

Russia and Iran will cancel tourist visas

Representatives of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran are working on the issue of the abolition of tourist visas between states. The Minister of Energy, the co-chairman of the Iranian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission of Iran, Reza Ardakanian told about this.

Erdogan intends to meet with Trump on the margins of the G20

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going to meet with US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit, Anadolu news agency reported. It is reported that the Turkish leader intends to discuss with the American counterpart the situation in the Syrian Manbij.

Japanese will be forced to pay for the slave labor of the Koreans

The South Korean Supreme Court ordered the Japanese company Mitsubishi to pay ten Koreans major compensation for the exploitation of their labor during the Japanese occupation of Korea. It is reported by The Washington Post.

Macron will discuss with Abe the scandal in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance

French President Emmanuel Macron is going to discuss the situation with the arrest of Carlos Gon, the former head of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish alliance, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Germany announced the attacks related to the FSB hackers

In Germany, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the Fight against Terrorism (BVT) suspects Russian hackers of cyber attacks on deputies of the Bundestag, the Armed Forces of the country and embassies. This is the magazine Der Spiegel.

According to the publication, hackers belong to the Snake group, also known as Turla. At the same time, Spiegel connects this group of hackers with Russian special services. It is noted that cyber attacks were committed to the accounts of several members of parliament

Because of the incident with the plane Merkel will miss the first day of the G20

Because of the incident with the plane, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the first day of the G20 summit. Earlier it was reported that the aircraft Airbus Konrad Adenauer, which flew Merkel, made a hard landing at Cologne airport. The reason is a technical malfunction, reports TASS.

Trudeau and Poroshenko discussed the “aggression” of Russia in the Kerch Strait

Russia’s reaction to the provocation in the Kerch Strait was the subject of a telephone conversation between President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reports on November 30.

The leaders of Canada and Ukraine agreed to search for like-minded people “in order to force Russia to abandon aggression and avoid“ provocative actions ”.” In a statement by the Canadian Prime Minister’s Cabinet, Ottawa is prepared to provide “ongoing support” to Ukraine with regard to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Migrants detained at the US border were not arrested

As REGNUM reported earlier, on November 25, about a thousand migrants broke through the barriers of Mexican police and tried to break through the wall on the border with the United States. US border guards used tear gas against migrants and detained 42 people. The detainees will not be prosecuted, according to the Associated Press.

Canada imposed sanctions against 17 Saudis in connection with the Hashukji case

The Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs imposed sanctions on 17 Saudis associated with the killing of an opposition Saudi journalist, Jamal Hashukji. All assets of these individuals will be frozen, entry into Canada will be prohibited.

Facebook has tightened the rules for placing political advertising

The new rules affect political advertising on candidates, elections, referendums and political topics, clarify in the publication.

People buying advertisements must provide identification and location information. Customer documents, according to the rules, will be checked by a third party. Customers must also prove that they have an address in the UK by replying to a code sent by mail. All political announcements will be kept publicly available for several years.

“Ensuring control over these ads will never be perfect, but we will continue to work on improving our systems and technologies to prevent abuse,” the company said.

Trump called on companies to expand production in the US, not in China

US President Donald Trump again recommended that American companies expand production in the US, not in China. He explained that in this way they would be able to avoid paying duties imposed by Washington on the import of Chinese goods.


The Ministry of Defense will support the filming of the film about the feat of the sailors of the brig “Mercury”

Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu at the reception of citizens on personal matters supported the initiative of the director Yuri Qara about shooting a historical film about the feat of the crew of the brig Mercury during the Crimean War.

Saudi Arabia buys American THAAD systems

Riyadh and Washington on November 26 signed an intergovernmental agreement on the purchase of American THAAD PRO systems, reports TASS. As part of the agreement, Saudi Arabia will be supplied with 44 THAAD launchers, 360 interceptor missiles, 16 command and control centers and 7 radars.

Russia will deploy a new radar in the Crimea

New development is far superior to its predecessor in combat capabilities. Voronezh-type stations are deployed around the perimeter of the country, for example, in the Irkutsk Region, it monitors air and space from China to the west coast of the United States.

Crimean coast will cover the system “Rubezh”

The Ministry of Defense of Russia set the task for several years to completely close the entire coast of Russia with the Rubezh automated system, having covered all the sea borders of the country with it.

The Pentagon will be the largest buyer of Microsoft AR-glasses

The Pentagon is planning – if everything goes as planned – to purchase twice as many devices, that is, the agency may become the largest buyer in the history of HoloLens. According to Bloomberg, the contract with Microsoft was signed by the military as a result of a tender, in which Magic Leap also took part.

Japan will transfer the teachings of US Air Force planes on an uninhabited island

The Japanese authorities decided to transfer the exercises of the American aircraft, during which the take-off and landing of fighters on the deck were practiced, from the aircraft carriers of the US Navy to an uninhabited island.

North Korea has closed nuclear weapons development projects

According to the information released by the Meari propaganda portal, the DPRK has finished with the development of nuclear weapons and is currently focused on developing the economy.

“Rokot” launched from Plesetsk with a block of military satellites

In the Arkhangelsk region, the launch vehicle of the light class “Rokot” with a block of military satellites was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. This informs RIA Novosti with reference to the message of the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

Belgian Air Force announced the interception of Russian Su-27

The Belgian F-16s took off on November 28 to escort Russian fighters over the Baltic Sea, according to the Belgian Air Force account on Twitter. Belgian fighters on duty in the Baltic region “to ensure the integrity of NATO,” clarified the military

New ZRS S-400 took up combat duty in the Khabarovsk Territory

A new anti-aircraft missile system (ZRS) S-400 anti-aircraft regiment of the Eastern Military District (VVO) on Friday took over combat duty in the Khabarovsk Territory. This was announced by the head of the press service of the Higher military education Colonel Alexander Gordeyev.

US withdrawal from Syria is untimely

The special representative of the US Secretary of State for Syria, James Jeffrey, said that the withdrawal of the United States troops from Syria is currently untimely. This follows from his written testimony before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives.

The United States accused Iran of testing a missile capable of carrying a nuclear charge

Iran has tested a medium-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear charge. This was stated by the Special Representative of the US State Department for Iran Brian Hook. According to him, in 2017, Iran launched a rocket, the range of which reaches two thousand kilometers.

Ukrainian Defense Ministry promised to shoot down drones over military units

UAVs, seen over the Ukrainian military units and ranges, will shoot down, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. “In the area of the exercise, over military units, objects and landfills, all the observed unmanned aerial vehicles will be shot down,” – said in a statement.

Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation met with the head of the headquarters of the Naval Forces of India

Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov met with the head of the headquarters of the Naval Forces of India Sunil Lanboy. During the conversation, First Deputy Sergei Shoigu noted that regular joint military exercises and command-line negotiations remain an important element of bilateral cooperation.

Pakistan refused to purchase Ukrainian combat modules

The Pakistan company for the production of armored vehicles HIT (Heavy Industries Taxila) refused to procure Ukrainian SDS (remote-controlled combat modules).


True patriots of their country

Hereditary deputy Lebedev, the son of LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the deputy speaker of the State Duma, during a regional week, was at a US resort in the state of Florida, the newspaper Kommersant writes.

The parliamentarian published a photo report about his trip on a Facebook page, Lebedev accompanied the picturesque pictures of the coastal strip and the sea with a carefree comment from a typical tourist: “Miami, you can only fall in love!”. Later the record became unavailable for viewing.

In the State Duma a regional week is now taking place, all the deputies are officially engaged in “working with voters.” For meetings with them, the personal reception of citizens in the region, with whom the deputy has been in constant communication since his election, the reception of written complaints to parliamentarians is given several days a month. The deputy’s trips to the regional week are paid for by the State Duma.

Four years ago, after the introduction of sanctions for the accession of the Ukrainian Crimea to Russia, Igor Lebedev said that these restrictions would not bother him or harm him in the future.

“I think that for any citizen of the Russian Federation, this is apparently pride in being on such a list, since only real patriots of their country get here,” added Lebedev.

Drawings from the school exhibition “Tolerant World” were given for examination

The police of Yekaterinburg are checking the fact of holding an exhibition of children’s drawings on the topic of tolerance in the school. Several of the works of high school students depicted a rainbow, same-sex couples. Creative exposure caused a strong reaction in the parent community.

Kicked out of school for blue hair

A 12-year-old girl was kicked out of a school in the city of Berdsk, Novosibirsk Region, for her hair dyed in blue. This writes the local edition of “Courier. Wednesday. Berdsk.

According to the schoolgirl’s mother, she didn’t make claims on the child’s appearance, however, as soon as the woman left the school building, the administrator ousted the girl. A few days later, a school psychologist approached the student and made a remark that one of her high school students allegedly came to school with colored hair.

Representatives of the school referred to the charter of the institution, which “provides for the classic style of the appearance of students”

For a paper boarding pass on the plane will introduce a fee

The new order of passage will reduce the cost of airlines for service at airports. Passengers who are accustomed to pass on paper boarding may have to pay for their printout.

The authorities of Yakutia did not prohibit the concert Elja.

“If an artist expresses himself in an unconventional form, he should understand that the population of such traditional views as we have in Yakutia has every right to protest against such expression,” the head of the republic said.

When they talk about banning his concert, there was no ban. Still, he, assessing the alleged letters to him, some threats, decided not to hold a concert. It was his own decision. We in no way forbade the concert. – Aisen Nikolaev, Russian politician

In the Trans-Baikal village introduced the state of emergency due to lack of coal

In the Trans-Baikal Territory in the village of Aginskoye, local authorities introduced an emergency mode (ES) due to lack of fuel. The boiler room ends with coal, and without heat, a local hospital, a medical complex and ten apartment buildings can remain.

Metropolitan Kirill spoke about the “joyful” Soviet time

Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhotursk said that in Soviet times there was a lot of joy for him. According to the press service of the Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, the Metropolitan spoke about his attitude to the Soviet time in an interview with representatives of the Yunkor associations in the region.

Residents of the house in Yessentuki paid for water supply at a double rate

A resident of Yessentukov paid for water at a double rate. She managed to establish a fair standard for the life-giving moisture only after she applied to the regional Ministry of Housing and Communal Services.

In Russian clinics will increase the number of oncologists

In the city and district polyclinics of Russia, as part of the program to fight cancer, they plan to almost double the number of oncologists – up to 12.6 thousand instead of the current 7 thousand. According to expert estimates, it may take more than a decade to train such specialists, according to Izvestia.

ONF proposes to create an institute for the protection of patients’ rights

ONF experts proposed to create an institute for the protection of patients’ rights, as well as to improve the relevant legislation. This is necessary for the implementation of the task of forming a system for protecting the rights of patients, indicated in the “May decree” of the President of the Russian Federation.

Investigation Committee created departments to investigate medical errors

New departments for investigating medical errors will appear in St. Petersburg, where two investigators and one head of department will work, the same departments with the same number of employees will be created in Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk

Suicides and drugs have reduced life expectancy in the US

In 2017, the suicide rate increased by 3.7%, and the number of deaths due to drug overdose exceeded 70 thousand. According to the CDC report, in 2016, for every 100 thousand Americans, there were 729 deaths, and in 2017 out of 100 thousand people 732 have already died, which is 0.4% more.

To legalize the sale of beautiful car numbers

The Ministry of Economic Development together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs is developing a draft resolution of the government that all so-called beautiful car numbers should be sold through special auctions on the Internet. The introduction of the document in the Cabinet is scheduled for September 2, 2019, noted in the Office of Maxim Oreshkin.

In the USA, the visually impaired sued Playboy

The American considered this a violation of US disability legislation. Nixon intends through court to force Playboy to make sites accessible to visually impaired users, and also to pay him compensation, the amount of which is not stipulated. The editors did not comment on the situation, notes TMZ.

In the State Duma offered to put cameras in a taxi for shooting the road and the cabin

State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party Vasily Vlasov proposed the Ministry of Internal Affairs to oblige the aggregators to install two video registration cameras in taxi cabins for shooting roads and cars, the parliamentarian is drafting a bill.

“At the moment, I am working on a bill on the obligatory presence of two DVRs (one sent to the salon, the second to the road – ed.) In cars that receive information services from the aggregator, such as” Yandex. Taxi, “Uber and the like, with the responsibility to be assigned to the aggregator for non-fulfillment of this requirement,” Vlasov writes in a letter to the head of the Main Directorate for Road Safety at the Russian Interior Ministry, Mikhail Chernikov

Payment of travel on the train through facial recognition test in Moscow

As part of the experiment, facial recognition systems were installed at the two railway stations in Moscow to buy a train ticket. This was announced on November 29 by the Director General of the Central Suburban Passenger Company (CPPK), Maxim Dyakonov.

The court fined Mitrokhin for taking part in an action against building in Kuntsevo

“The court decision is 150 thousand fine,” said S. Mitrokhin to Interfax.

According to him, three more activists, also detained at the rally, were sentenced to the same fine. He recalled that he was detained on September 12 at a meeting with citizens dedicated to the illegal, in their opinion, development of the Kuntsevo district

Baikal entered the TOP-3 best places for ecotourism

Baikal closes the top three destinations for eco-tourism. For him voted 22% of respondents. In the opinion of the tourists, Kamchatka and the Murmansk region are also among the top five best eco-tours, with 4% of votes each.

Spent on protection of Baikal 8.4 billion rubles. did not give effect

The federal targeted program (FTP) for the protection of Lake Baikal and the development of the Baikal Natural Territory, calculated for 2012–2020, is in jeopardy, the press service of the Accounts Chamber reported (RBC has a release).

The Accounts Chamber of Russia on its website reported on the inefficiency of using state-allocated funds in the amount of 8.4 billion rubles under the federal target program “Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal Natural Territory”.

The deputy head of the Moscow regional customs caught on a bribe of 11 million rubles

A criminal case was initiated against the deputy head of the Moscow Regional Customs Service of the Federal Customs Service of Russia. He is suspected of receiving a bribe on a large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code), according to the Investigative Committee of Russia.


Government does not plan to increase fines for Internet companies

The government is not going to increase fines for Internet companies in case of non-compliance with Russian legislation, said Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.

Unilever CEO Paul Polman announced his departure from the company

Chief Executive Officer of the British-Netherlands company Unilever, specializing in the production of products and household chemicals, Paul Polman leaves his post, which he held for almost ten years. This is stated in a message published on the company’s website.

German Gref to the rescue

The bank said that only from the beginning of 2018, the fraud monitoring system did not allow fraudsters to withdraw 32 billion rubles from depositors’ accounts. What exactly the amount of fraudsters still managed to withdraw, the report is not reported.

Ministry of Energy noted the restoration of the level of profitability of gas stations

In the Central Federal District gas stations earn 4.2 rubles. with a liter of gasoline AI-92. “Changes in tax and macro conditions since 2014 have led to price increases, but due to lower external prices in November 2018, the level of overall margins has recovered,” Mr. Sorokin notes.

Rosneft starts supplying Chinese ChemChina oil

The contract for the supply of oil was signed between Russian Rosneft and Chinese ChemChina on November 29 during the first Russian-Chinese energy business forum, the official website of Rosneft reports.

Gazprom will postpone the completion of the Turkish Stream for a year

Gazprom will postpone the construction of the continuation of the Turkish Stream for at least a year due to the delay in the creation of the gas transportation infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe

The Ministry of Economic Development predicts the growth of coal production by 2036

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation predicts a 41.6% increase in coal production by 2036. This became known on Wednesday from a long-term forecast of the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation until 2036 by the Ministry of Economic Development. Coal mining will increase to 602 million tons in comparison with the current year

In the suburbs plan to introduce subsidies for new industries

Subsidies for the launch of industrial development of new developments included in the plans of the Government of the Moscow region in 2019. On November 29, the Minister of Investments and Innovations of the Moscow Region, Vadim Khromov, told reporters.

Novikombank earned 13.8 billion rubles in nine months

Novikombank’s net profit for the first nine months of 2018 according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is more than four times higher than in 2017. This is stated in the message of the bank. From January to September, inclusive, the bank earned 13.8 billion rubles.

Ministry of Finance will not capitalize VEB at the expense of state reserves

The budget code provides for the ability to invest funds of the National Wealth Fund in new projects after the liquidity of the fund reaches 7% of GDP. Kolychev noted that support for VEB is provided through the budget, and not the state reserves.

VTB called the integration dates of “VTB Insurance” and “Sogaz”

The full integration of VTB Insurance and Sogaz will take place no earlier than a year later, First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of VTB Yury Solovyov told reporters at the Russia Calling! Forum.

Unemployment in Germany fell to 5% in November

The unemployment rate, adjusted for the season in November, dropped to 5%. It was the lowest figure since January 1992. The healthy demand for labor also illustrates the number of registered vacancies, which increased by 35 thousand compared to November last year and amounted to about 807 thousand.

“Magnit” will open 2000 stores in the offices of “Post of Russia”

The retailer Magnit and Pochta Rossii declared the pilot project of stores in 13 post offices successful, Nikolay Podguzov, the head of Pochta Rossii, said today. Next year, at least 2,000 retail outlets will open in the branches, he assured.

Far Eastern plenipotentiary promised “financial support” Transbaikalia

As REGNUM has already reported, today, November 29, Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Far Eastern Federal District, Yury Trutnev, arrived on a working visit to Chita and the first object he visited was the Kashtak bridge, destroyed by the worst floods

Gazprom laid about 300 km of pipes as part of Nord Stream 2

Gazprom has reported on the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. According to the gas holding, the construction of the gas pipeline is proceeding in accordance with the schedule. “So far, about 300 km of pipes have been laid in total at the bottom of the Baltic Sea,” the company noted.

In Venezuela, raised the minimum wage

The size of the minimum wage was raised by the authorities of Venezuela, reports the television channel Venezolana de Televisión. This initiative was announced by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on 29 November. The size of the “minimal salary” increases from December 1 to 4.5 thousand sovereign Bolivars (from 1.8 thousand sovereign Bolivars).

Net profit of “Aeroflot” under IFRS for the nine months decreased by 17%

The net profit of Aeroflot according to IFRS in January-September 2018 decreased by 17.2% compared with the figure for the same period last year – to 22.49 billion rubles, follows from the company’s materials. In the third quarter, net profit grew by 14.2% – to 27.7 billion rubles.

Agroholding “Step” bought Russia’s largest sugar trader

Agroholding Step (bought into Sistema) bought the largest sugar trader in Russia, the Rostov company Investprom-opt. About this “Kommersant” said the general director of “Steppe” Andrei Neduzhko. According to him, the deal was closed this week.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade supports the idea of increasing the permissible share of retailers

The Ministry of Industry and Trade will support raising the dominance threshold for retailers, but does not predict when there will be amendments to this in the law on trade. This was stated by Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today.

At least, we definitely support this, and if the colleagues promptly agree to us in the prescribed manner from other departments these amendments, we will only be grateful and promptly work it out. – Denis Manturov, Russian politician

In Germany, launched an antitrust investigation against Amazon

The German Federal Office for the Supervision of Cartels has launched an investigation into the American company Amazon, which is the largest online retailer in the country and at the same time the largest platform for other market players.

DOM.RU increased profitability under IFRS

The profitability of own funds of the state company “DOM.RU” (previously – Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, AHML) under IFRS for the first nine months of 2018 increased to 12.4%, according to a report on the publication of the company’s statements.

VEB intends to create a project office in Vladivostok

The authorities of Primorsky Krai and VEB.RF on Thursday in Vladivostok concluded a cooperation agreement aimed at developing transport and utilities infrastructure. The document was signed by the Chairman of VEB.RF Igor Shuvalov and Acting Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako.

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation fulfilled the program of external loans for 2018

The Ministry of Finance of Russia fulfilled the program of foreign loans and no longer has legal opportunities to enter the foreign market in 2018. This was stated by Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak.

From January 1 to November 28, Gazprom increased gas supplies to the EU by 6.2%

From January 1 to November 28, Gazprom increased gas supplies to the EU by 6.2% compared to the same period last year, the company said. Gazprom is the largest supplier of natural gas to the EU countries

Naftogaz estimated Gazprom’s debt to the company at $ 2.7 billion

The company clarifies that at least in three jurisdictions – Switzerland, the UK and the Netherlands – a compulsory debt collection is being carried out, and therefore, legal proceedings are continuing regarding the arrest of Gazprom assets and the sale of these assets.

Rosneft and Chinese Beijing Gas to build gas filling station network in Russia

The agreement to create a joint venture for the construction and operation of gas stations in Russia was signed by Rosneft and Beijing Gas on 29 November at the first Russian-Chinese energy business forum, the press service of the Russian company reports.

Kuzbass coal deposits sold for 1.5 billion rubles

As a result, the lot went under the hammer for more than 1.5 billion rubles. The auction participant, who held Sibnedra the day before, offered more than 1.5 billion rubles for the Oktyabrinsky-2 coal plot in the Kemerovo Region. This is 54 times more expensive than the initial cost, reports VSE42.Ru.

In 2019, Iraq exports 67% of its oil to Asia

Iraq’s oil minister Samer Ghadban said that in 2019 Iraq exported 67% of its oil to Asian countries, 20% to Europe and 13% to North America.

“The Power of Siberia” will equip units created on the basis of aircraft engines

Three gas pumping units GPA-16 for the Power of Siberia project commissioned Gazprom in the United Engine-Building Corporation (UEC, a member of Rostec). This was reported on November 29 in the press service of the company “ODK-Gas Turbines.” The total capacity of the equipment is 48 MW.

Transneft increased revenues from oil transportation to China

In January-September, revenues from the transportation of Gazprom’s oil decreased by 13.1% to 20.392 billion rubles. The total revenue of the company from the transportation of oil increased over the reporting period by 3.2% to 259.553 billion rubles.

South Koreans suspected Pyongyang of stealing cryptocurrency

“Direct attacks on the exchanges have become difficult to execute, so hackers are trying to hack individuals,” said Mr. Choi.

So, according to him, the majority of the last victims are rich South Koreans, among whom were the leaders of large companies.

11 people accused of leaking Samsung OLED technology to China

South Korean prosecutors indicted the supplier’s CEO Samsung and 8 of its employees, who received $ 13.8 million from two representatives of a Chinese firm to transfer Samsung’s OLED flexible panel technology. Most likely, the defendants transferred the technology of “3D lamination”, information on the use of equipment and drawings of panels from Samsung from May to August, which violated the unbreakable age of Samsung technologies.


The head of intelligence supported the Russian rappers

“Maybe the Ministry of Culture should think about supporting such a modern form of poetic and musical culture,” said Naryshkin, summing up the meeting.

The members of the organizing committee agreed with this.

The theme of rapping attracted the attention of the organizing committee, and I thought: maybe the Ministry of Culture should think over the grant support of the modern form of poetic and musical creativity? – Sergey Naryshkin, Russian judge

In Kiev-Pechersk Lavra started an inventory of property

In Kiev-Pechersk Lavra started an inventory of property. It is conducted by representatives of the Kiev-Pechersk Reserve, subordinate to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Near and Anthony caves are now being described, reports TASS.

Reggae put on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Reggae has been added to the list of intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. This decision was made by the relevant committee of the organization. The direction of reggae originated in Jamaica in the 1960s

Margaret Atwood will write a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

The book will describe the events that occurred 15 years after the final scene with the story-teller – maid Offred (Fredova). Atwood said that writing to the continuation of her prompted numerous questions from readers about Gilead and the world in which we live.

Natalie Portman sings a song of Seah in the new trailer for the film “Voice of the Suite”

The network has a new trailer for the film “Voice Suite” about the vicissitudes of the career of a popular singer. The picture was taken by independent director Brady Corbet (“The Childhood of the Leader”), the main character was played by Natalie Portman – she performs songs specially written by the singer Sia.

The lost characters of “Game of thrones” will return to the screen

The shooting took place in Belfast, it is known that Sean Bean, who played Ned Stark, took part in them. There is also evidence that at this time in Belfast was Jason Momoa, who played another dead character – Khal Drogo. About his participation in a special episode is still unknown.

The Northern Character film festival opened in Murmansk

This year’s film festival has become the largest in terms of the number of participants. Delegations from Norway, Sweden, Finland and various regions of Russia arrived in the capital of the polar capital – more than 100 people in total. From 174 works the expert council selected 82 tapes.

The trailer of the noir detective “As if in a dream”

The picture put on her own script Meredith Dunlack. Catherine, whose husband recently voluntarily passed away, is experiencing hard loss

Disney Adapts Star Wars for Kids

Users and fans drew attention to the pleasant smooth animation of the project, noting that it was done an order of magnitude better than in the recent Star Wars Resistance animated series. Experts believe that this is suitable will allow children to get acquainted with the Star Wars universe in a convenient form.

Klas Bang will play Dracula in the mini-series of the authors of “Sherlock”

Danish actor Klas Bang (“The Girl Who’s Stuck in the Web”, “Square”) will play Dracula in the new mini-series by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gaitiss. Reported Variety.Show will consist of only three episodes in which the famous vampire will travel from Transylvania to London

Wild West “Brothers Sisters”

In the Wild West, in 1851, the powerful Commander sentenced Herman Worm’s gold prospector to death. The mission is to be fulfilled by the Sisters brothers, Eli and Charlie: they do not discuss assignments, but do exactly what they are told to

Legendary company will remove the series of “console wars”

The series tells the story of Tom Kalinsky, who became Sega’s CEO in North America in the 1990s. This story is about a man who could then make a small company a serious competitor to Nintendo, a well-known market giant of that time. The pilot episode will be written by Mike Rosio, and the project will be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Julian Rosenberg.

Vakhtangov Theater showed “Eugene Onegin” in Milan

Milan was added to the list of foreign cities in which the Vakhtangov Theater showed “Eugene Onegin” directed by Rimas Tuminas. The performance took place in Milan on Wednesday evening. The performance was already shown at the Two Worlds Art Festival in Spoleto in 2016.

Russian Museum opens Levitan exhibition in Samara

November 29 in Samara, an exhibition of Isaac Levitan from the collection of the Russian Museum. The exhibition – 22 works of painting and graphics Levitan and 20 works of his contemporaries: teachers – Polenov and Savrasov and friends of the artist – Korovin, Serov, Nesterov, Grabar.

Four Russian films nominated for the Asian Oscar

The tape of the studio “Soyuzmultfilm” “Hoffmaniada” by Stanislav Sokolov will compete for the title of the best animation project. The Tsar-Bird film by Yakut director Eduard Novikov claims for the Cultural Diversity award, and Samal Yeslyamova can get the top prize in the Best Actress category for his work in the Sergei Dvortsevy film Aik.

In Britain, sold the most expensive bottle of whiskey in the world

A bottle of Macallan Scotch whiskey was sold at an auction in London for more than 1.5 million dollars, it became the most expensive bottle of whiskey in the world, according to the English auction house Christie’s

AFK Sistema will finance a film about Stalin

The holding company of Sistema Vladimir Yevtushenko will finance the creation of a film about Joseph Stalin. This is reported by Open Media, citing a source close to the Ministry of Culture and a representative of the holding Sergei Kopytov.

Directed by “War of Infinity” confirmed the death of Loki

The directors of the film Joe and Anthony Rousseau directly stated that one of the heroes of the “War of Infinity” – Loki – did not survive the meeting with Thanos.

Adult Swim will show an anime series based on “Blade Runner”

The show will be Adult Swim, the cartoon division of Cartoon Network, and online publisher Crunchyroll. Recall that Shin-ichiro Watanabe, in addition, will act as a creative consultant for the series with live actors based on the anime “Cowboy Bebop.”

Ryazan will host the I International Piano Competition of Russian Music

In 2019 the First International Piano Competition of Russian Music will be held in Ryazan. This became known at the presentation of the competition, which was held in the Ryazan Regional Philharmonic, on Thursday, November 29.

The 4th Siberian festival of contemporary music starts in Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk meets IV Siberian Contemporary Music Festival. The event is dedicated to the 35th anniversary of KRO “Union of Composers of Russia”. The festival will run until December 16

Jah Khalib presents the album “E.G.O” in Moscow

Rare R & B- and hip-hop performer, who also shoots clips as clever and dramatic films, and very Eastern style culture combines with fashionable rhythms, and sober and courageous lyrics magically and charismatically set off the prose of everyday life. His new album “E.G.O” is about good and evil.

The musicians of the “Old Friend” and Tomas Band will present “Juju”

The album was released in October 2018, it included a copy of all the tracks on CD and a collection of karaoke versions of songs with a booklet of texts for independent performance. The main characters of the fairy tale are the fairy Zsuzha, the devil Dryab and the alien May.


Elastomer taught to identify and measure their deformation

American engineers have created an elastic strain sensor, which is an elastomer with integrated optical fibers

Artificial Intelligence Learned to Reproduce Paintings Using 3D Printing

Get a more accurate copy of the development allows researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – the RePaint system, in which artificial intelligence controls the 3D-printer.

Scientists have found out why hair does not grow on the palms

Scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania found an inhibitor whose production blocks the so-called WNT signaling pathway that controls hair growth. It turned out that this signaling pathway is necessary for the development of hairs, and blocking it leads to the fact that no hair appears on the skin. And abundance on the contrary – leads to abundant growth. The inhibitor was eventually named Dickkopf 2 (DKK2). This protein can be found in the tissues of embryos, where it plays different roles. They were able to understand this after analyzing the skin in mice (which is similar to human skin). After removing the DKK2 inhibitor from this skin area, hair began to grow on the hairless area.

Tasmanian devils have learned to fight tumors

It is important that some genes that fight against a tumor in animals are also found in humans. For ten years, scientists have monitored the Tasmanian devil’s populations and found that some of them have developed genetic resistance against cancer.

Larotrectinib approved for treating various types of cancer in the US

The FDA approved the drug larotrectinib of Loxo Oncology Inc (Loxo Oncology Inc), which has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of types of cancer based on a single, rare genetic mutation, reports Reuters.

Skvortsova talked about research for AIDS prevention

Research based on the methods of gene modification is carried out in Russia for AIDS prevention, said Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova.

We are carrying out a new research project, when T-cells obtained from an AIDS-infected person change using genetically modifying methods so that they become insensitive to AIDS. – Veronika Skvortsova, Russian politician

Scientists have grown in the laboratory an artificial mini-placenta

British scientists have announced an important step in their research. According to the specialists of the University of Cambridge, they managed in the laboratory to create an artificial mini-placenta, which has a similarity to the present in the first trimester.

Improved atomic clocks will help in the search for dark matter

Physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United States have improved the atomic clock, achieving record-breaking accuracy, which allows the device not to lag or hurry for several billion years. It is based on an optical lattice of ytterbium atoms. According to scientists, the device can be used to test Einstein’s general theory of relativity, as well as to search for gravitational waves and traces of dark matter.

The sensors in the elastomer fibers will indicate the deformation of the soft robots

Engineers have long thought about the concept of soft robots. Elastic coating will allow them to interact with people without harm to the latter. One of the main problems of this design are the mechanisms that indicate the deformation of the machine.

The highest mountain Paleolithic site is found in Tibet.

Discovered in 2013, the site is located in Nvija Virva – the central part of the highland. Over 5 years of research, scientists have found more than three thousand stone artifacts here. It was also established that the site turned out to be the oldest of the Paleolithic sites located at such a height.

The Japanese taught the projector to “turn” objects into gold

A group of engineers from the laboratory Masatoshi Ishikawa (Masatoshi Ishikawa) of the University of Tokyo for several years creating projectors that can track the position of moving objects with high speed and without the use of additional markers. Now the developers have improved this system by teaching it to “change” the material of an object without prior knowledge of it.

Biologists have discovered a new type of bacteria that will clean the atmosphere and soil

American biologists from the University of Texas at Austin (University of Texas at Austin) have discovered a new type of bacteria during the study. Microorganisms use butane and methane as a source of growth and energy, thanks to which they clean the Earth’s atmosphere from greenhouse gases and soil from oil.


Russia plans to deploy GLONASS analog over the moon

Within the framework of the Russian program of research and exploration of the Moon from 2025 to 2030, communications satellites are planned to be deployed in near-moon orbit. This is stated in the draft decision of “Roskosmos” and the Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Space.

Nine private companies will compete for a NASA contract for lunar missions

NASA selected nine private companies to participate in a tender to send research projects to the Moon, said the head of the organization, Jim Brydenstein, whose performance was broadcast on NASA’s website on Thursday.

Astrophysicists measured all the starlight born in the entire history of the observable universe.

Using data from the NASA’s Fermi gamma-ray telescope, scientists calculated the number of all foto ever existing in the universe, which will help reveal the history of star formation and ultimately “get” to the Big Bang. The results of the study are presented in the journal Science.

“From the data collected by the Fermi telescope, we were able to measure the total amount of starlight that has ever occurred. This allowed us to better understand the evolution of stars and get fascinating information about how the Universe spawned its radiant contents, ”says Marco Agello, lead author of the study from Clemson University (USA).

It is believed that the formation of the first stars began several hundred million years after the Big Bang. Now in the observable universe about two trillions of galaxies and trillions of trillions of stars are recorded. According to the new dimension, the number of photons (particles of visible light) released into space by stars is estimated at 4 × 1084.

India successfully launched 31 satellites into Earth orbit

The Indian Space Research Organization reports that on Thursday morning, with the help of the PSLV C43 rocket, 31 satellites were successfully launched, including the HysIS satellite intended for remote sensing of the Earth.

NASA will broadcast live the arrival of OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid

The launch of the spacecraft took place on September 8, 2016. During this time, the Bennu hunter has already covered more than two billion kilometers, and at the moment only 49 kilometers separate it from the asteroid. The signal travel time from OSIRIS-REx to the mission control center is about 7 minutes.

SUV for Mars

The first manned missions to Mars are scheduled for 2030, and astronauts will need a vehicle with truly unlimited capabilities for reconnaissance sorties on the surface of the planet.

Land Rover is Far Above Far Beyond Concept Transport – his vision of transport, which will allow to cope with the roads of the Red Planet.

Proton-M missile launch control system has been upgraded

The Russian Space Systems holding has modernized the starting measurement system for the Proton-M launch vehicle complex. “The last stage of testing has been completed, the system has been commissioned and is ready to work during the launch campaign of 2019,” the company said.


Sobyanin told what will be the innovation cluster of the capital

Sergei Sobyanin named the key aspects of the future innovation cluster of the capital and spoke about its advantages. He told about this in a blog on his personal website.

“Yandex” called the price and date of the presentation of its first smartphone

The Russian corporation Yandex revealed the date of the presentation and the cost of its first smartphone, called Yandex.Telephone. Journalists and representatives of the press have already been invited to the event. The device received the characteristics of the gadget average.

Gaming smartphone Nubia Red Magic Mars

The thickness of the smartphone is 9.85 mm, and the mass is 193 g. The version with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory is estimated at 388 dollars, the 8/128 GB version will cost 460 dollars, and for the top variation from 10/256 GB have to lay out 575 dollars.

Apple Watch 4 with three varieties of caviar will cost from 2.5 million rubles

The Russian manufacturer of luxury smartphones Caviar, known for its extravagant versions of the iPhone, has introduced a collection of special versions of the Apple Watch 4 smart watches. The watches are finished in the “corporate” style. Designers were inspired by three varieties of caviar – red, black and white.

Smartphone Moto G7 Power will get a 5000 mAh battery

The length of the smartphone will be 159 mm, width – 76 mm, and thickness – about 8 mm. Also, the smartphone has a 6-inch display, a dual main camera and a Snapdragon 636 or Snapdragon 660 processor.

New mirrorless Canon EOS R will receive a 75 megapixel sensor

In the first half of the year, the budget model will be released (it will be cheaper than the EOS R), and in the second half, the release of a truly flagship camera is expected. The novelty will receive a sensor with a resolution of about 75 megapixels

Samsung will introduce dual ultrasound fingerprint scanner

Samsung intends to develop and submit the first ultrasound fingerprint scanner. It is possible that this utility will be used in the new Galaxy S10 device.

Vivo is preparing a mysterious phone with two displays Vivo NEX S2

Vivo began the development of a mysterious dual-display phone. Sources in the company noted that the device could be named Vivo NEX S2, since it is this smartphone that will be announced in the near future.

HP introduced the ProBook 440 G6 notebook for office work

HP has expanded its range of new laptop ProBook 440 G6. The novelty is positioned by the manufacturer as an affordable office notebook, which is characterized by relatively compact dimensions and relatively low weight.

Died the world’s largest IT exhibition

CeBIT 2019, the annual ICT exhibition, which was considered the largest in the years of the dot-com boom, was canceled in Hanover. The organizers explain this by a decline in attendance and a reduction in the number of tenants of the pavilions. Some of the topics they promise to include in the Hannover Messe Hannover Industrial Fair.

WhatsApp Audio Messages

In the latest update, WhatsApp will fix the audio message messenger function. According to The Sun, after updating the program in WhatsApp, it will be possible to play several audio messages as one

Disclosed scheme spending money apps on Android

Kochava specialists have found that some popular Android smartphone apps use fraudulent schemes to generate revenue. The results of this work are published in BuzzFeed. Apps cheated with ad performance data by tricking advertisers.

Amazon introduced a platform to create a blockchain network

Amazon has introduced a platform for creating a managed blockchain network, the Amazon Managed Blockchain, according to a company blog. Blockchain technology is a system for organizing a distributed database.


UAZ set a record for the sale of spare parts. Yes, they are proud of it.

Ulyanovsk residents do not stop at what they have achieved: according to plans in 2019, sales of spare parts in the secondary market should grow by 7%. In addition, the plant plans to set up their production at the production site of the Zavolzhsky Motor Plant (ZMZ, together with UAZ belongs to Sollers).

The Cabinet of Ministers allowed the drivers not to install the sign “Spikes” on cars

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on changes to the rules of the road, which, inter alia, abolish the obligation of drivers to install the sign “Spikes” on cars due to the loss of its relevance. The document was published on Thursday on the government website.

Skoda declassified the interior of the new five-door hatchback Skoda Scala

The official show Skoda Scala is scheduled for December 6 in Tel Aviv. The car must replace the Rapid in the model range of its manufacturer. On the eve of the Czechs showed visualization, giving an idea of the cabin of the new hatchback Skoda Scala

Toyota unveils updated Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 in Thailand

Toyota has officially unveiled the updated Fortuner TRD Sportivo 2 SUV at the Thai Motor Expo 2018 International Motor Show in Thailand. Toyota dealers in Thailand are already taking orders for a model. The price is 1,652,000 Baht (3,396,000 rubles).

Suzuki Announces Cross-Version of the Microvan Suzuki Spacia

Today, the company announced the entry into the Japanese market of a cross-version of the Suzuki Spacia mikroven, announcing that it will go on sale next month. The novelty will differ significantly from the previously presented prototype, as it became known thanks to the first published image on the web.

Honda introduced the sports version of the crossover Honda HR-V

Honda has introduced a sports version of the Honda HR-V compact crossover for the European market. New with the prefix Sport has received a 180-strong “turbuchetverku” from the Honda Civic and reconfigured suspension with active anti-roll bar.

Nissan introduced the updated Nissan Murano crossover

In Nissan Murano did not make a large number of changes in appearance, and in the cabin did not happen or any major changes. Restyling touched optics and grille. More for the crossover created a new rims and expanded the color palette of the body.

The most passable pickup from Jeep is presented in Los Angeles

The Jeep brand unveiled a pickup truck based on the Wrangler, called the Gladiator, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The model will be available in four versions, with two types of all-wheel drive, electronic deactivating stabilizer and 33-inch wheels.

Crossover based on the Porsche 911 coupe model

German car company Porsche is going to start production of a new unusual car. Specialists of the sports car manufacturer are exploring the possibility of producing a new crossover, which will be created on the basis of the Porsche 911 coupe.

Ford will present the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Detroit Auto Show

As reported, Ford will present the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2019. It is already known that the sports car will be equipped with an eight-cylinder engine

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