The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology (the Ministry of Natural Resources) for the first time estimated mineral reserves in Russia in value terms. The first assessment is given at the end of 2017, then it will be updated annually.
- The cost of oil reserves amounted to 39.6 trillion rubles;
- the cost of gas is 11.3 trillion rubles;
- coking coal – almost 2 trillion rubles.
In addition, the Ministry of Environment estimated reserves:
- iron ore – 808 billion rubles;
- diamonds – 505 billion rubles;
- gold – 480 billion rubles.
The total value of all mineral and energy resources (oil, gas, gold, copper, iron ore, coal and brown energy, diamonds) amounted to 55.2 trillion rubles, or 60% of GDP for 2017.
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Federation Council adopted a law of contempt for the authorities
The members of the Federation Council at the plenary meeting approved a bill that provides for blocking materials that insult the government and state symbols. In support of the initiative, 145 parliamentarians voted, four were against, TASS reports. Three more senators abstained from participation. The adoption of the law now requires only the signature of the president.
Swedish Foreign Ministry summoned Russian ambassador
The Swedish Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev and demanded that one of the staff of the Russian diplomatic mission leave the country, reports TASS. This was reported on Wednesday by the newspaper “Dagens Nyheter”
In the US, said that China is able to conduct espionage through submarine cables
While the US is doing everything possible to prevent Huawei Technologies from creating the next-generation mobile communication system (5G), the Chinese company’s specialists are quite successful in creating a network of submarine cables, and they control the entire amount of Internet traffic, the American newspaper writes.
US Senate voted to stop Saudi aid to Yemen
The US Senate voted to adopt a resolution calling on the US government to stop military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The senate meeting was broadcast by C-SPAN.
In Syria, amnestied about 40 thousand former militants
“Thanks to the organization’s interaction with the competent authorities, about 40,000 people involved in the use of weapons against the Syrian state have settled their status and pledged not to return to participation in illegal armed groups,” the director of the Syrian Organization of National Reconciliation Jan Haddur informed
The price of the Russian-American mission to Venus
The joint Russian-American mission to study Venus will cost about $ 1 billion. Such data were cited by the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Alexander Sergeyev. Designing the mission has been going on for several years, said Sergeyev
FSB has blocked the supply of parts for Ukrainian missiles
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko, claims that the FSB has blocked supplies from Russia of components for the Ukrainian military-industrial complex. He made such a statement at a meeting of the temporary investigation committee of the Rada to investigate embezzlement in the army.
The European Parliament called Russia one of the main sources of misinformation
“The European Parliament recommends … to consider the development of a legal framework, both at EU level and internationally, to combat hybrid threats, including cybernetic and information warfare, which would ensure a tough response from the EU, including also targeted sanctions against those who is responsible for organizing and conducting these campaigns “, – stated in the adopted document. Separately, the need to counter “hostile actions of state and non-state actors” is mentioned ..
489 deputies voted for the resolution, while 148 opposed, and another 30 abstained. The parliamentarians call on the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani to send the adopted document with recommendations to the EU Council, the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and NATO, as well as the President of the Russian Federation, the Russian government and the parliament.
State Department accused Russia of violating human rights in Crimea
The US State Department believes that the Russian authorities violate human rights in Crimea. Illegal arrests, kidnappings and torture take place there, according to a 2018 report on human rights prepared by the US State Department.
US and Poland are negotiating the creation of a military base
Washington and Warsaw are negotiating the deployment of a permanent US contingent in Poland. Preparation of the agreement may take from six months to a year, reports the Federal News Agency.
In Russia, patented a drone interceptor
On the website of the institution of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (Federal Institute of Industrial Property) (Federal Institute of Industrial Property) it is reported about obtaining a patent for a special UAV concern “Almaz-Antey”. The patent, as noted, was registered on March 12, 2019.
Ship “Severomorsk” out of Sevastopol on a long voyage
The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk” completed its stay in Sevastopol and went out to sea to fulfill the tasks of a long voyage. Reports about it the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Previously, the ship itself stood in the main base of the Black Sea Fleet, where it was serviced.
US strategic bombers fly over the South China Sea
Two strategic bomber US Air Force B-52, stationed on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, flew near the disputed islands in the South China Sea, reported the broadcasting company CNN.
The second stage of military exercises will begin in Venezuela at the weekend
The second phase of the military exercise will begin at the weekend in Venezuela. The Minister of Communications and Information, the Vice-President of the country, Jorge Rodriguez, reported on this on state television. The second stage of military exercises will be called “Ana Karina Rote”.
State Duma adopted a law to toughen penalties for the creation of organized crime groups
The State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a law on toughening the responsibility for the leaders of organized criminal groups (OCG). This is reported on the website of the lower chamber.
Ukraine will relocate its military units
The Ukrainian government issued a decree on the redeployment of military units of the country’s Air Force. The Defense Ministry noted that this is “another important step to ensure effective air defense of Ukraine.”
India three years can not sign a contract to repair the Mi-26
Military bulletin Jane’s reports that according to official sources, the Indian Ministry of Defense has not yet signed a contract for the delivery of vehicles to the Moscow Mil Helicopter Plant for repair.
Technical resource 2 of 3 Mi-26s, which are part of helicopter squadron No. 126 Featherweights, located in Chandigarh, expired in September 2013 and August 2014, respectively. Information that India and Russia “will soon sign a contract for the overhaul of three Mi-26 helicopters for the Indian Air Force” appeared three years ago. It was stated that Russian Helicopters are negotiating with the Indian side on the financial and technical aspects of the contract with the Indian side.
NYT: against Facebook, a criminal investigation of the sale of data
The US federal prosecutor’s office is conducting a criminal investigation into the sale of user data that Facebook has entered into with a number of global technology giants. About this writes The New York Times, citing two sources that are aware of the investigation.
Trump intends to recognize Mexico’s drug cartels as terrorist groups
The United States is considering the question of recognition of Mexican drug cartels by foreign terrorist organizations, the American leader Donald Trump said in an interview with Breitbart. He noted that this is a “psychological, but also economic” moment.
The incidence of cancer in Russia over the past decade has increased by 14%
Over the past ten years, the number of cancer patients in Russia has grown by almost 15%, due to an increase in life expectancy and an increase in the quality of diagnostics, said Andrei Kaprin, Chief Oncologist of the Ministry of Health, Director General of the Federal Research Center for Radiology, Ministry of Health.
Roscosmos will begin to develop a “quantum engine”
The task of its development was set at a meeting with Dmitry Rogozin. At the initiative of the Deputy Director Ivan Kharchenko, a great specialist in the theory of gravity, and in the past – a graduate of an agricultural university and the head of the Krasnodar biclelector, a technical task has been developed to create a demonstration sample.
Indian air carrier will demand a penalty with Boeing for simple
Return of losses due to the restrictions imposed on the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be required by the manufacturer from the Indian carrier SpiceJet, the Business Standard newspaper reported on March 14.
FSB refused to give documents to the researcher with the names of participants in NKVD operations
The FSB did not issue to Moscow researcher Sergei Prudovsky the minutes of the meeting of the special “troika” of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs of the USSR (NKVD). The historian was told that they could not disclose the names of its members, the Kommersant newspaper reported. Prudovsky engaged in the history of the NKVD operation in Harbin in 1937-1938. He planned to find out the names of 170 victims of repression, whose cases were considered by the “troika”. For this, he requested from the FSB meeting minutes.
Ex-coordinator of Open Russia detained in Yekaterinburg
In Ekaterinburg, detained the former coordinator of the local branch of the “Open Russia” Maxim Vernikov. In the morning he was searched. Lawyer Roman Kachanov told Vernikov about the searches.
“Search of independent journalist Maxim Vernikov. Most likely, accused of participating in the PR. Unfortunately, I can attend her – I am on a business trip. Another lawyer should leave, ”the lawyer wrote on Facebook.
Hearing impaired peterburzhenka took her children from the orphanage
A resident of St. Petersburg, hearing impaired, took away her young children from a shelter. Earlier, the guardianship separated the woman from the babies because of the complaint of the neighbor. The guardianship authorities allowed the grandmother to take the children to her.
A quarter of Russians refuse to travel in order to save
A quarter of Russian tourists refuse to rest in order to save money. According to the results of the study, 24% of adult citizens of Russian cities, whose population is from 100 thousand people, completely abandoned traveling. People deny themselves rest, mainly to save
“Victory” lost the court because of the coffee bringing into the plane
The Arbitration Court of the Moscow District confirmed the order of Rospotrebnadzor against Pobeda Airlines to the lawful, which asked the passenger to pay 2,000 rubles for bringing a glass of coffee and a roll bought at the airport on board.
Private clinics will begin to treat Russians with cancer free of charge.
New rules for financing high-tech medical care, which turns out to be private medical organizations and is not part of the MLA, were approved by the government at the beginning of this year. Services will be paid by the compulsory health insurance fund, Golikova clarified.
For these purposes, in the normalized reserve stock of the fund for the current year, 3.8 billion rubles have been reserved. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian economist
In Mongolia, prohibit the heating of coal stoves
Since May of this year, the Mongolian government will introduce a ban on the use of coal as fuel in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, as part of efforts to reduce air pollution in the city.
FTS has called the number of registered self-employed Russians
More than 40 thousand Russians registered as self-employed citizens. About this on the margins of the contest “Leaders of Russia”, said the head of the Federal Tax Service (FTS), Mikhail Mishustin, reports RIA Novosti.
The net profit of KamAZ for 2018 fell 111 times
The net profit of KamAZ according to the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) in 2018 amounted to 27.18 million rubles, follows from the company’s materials. This is 111 times less than in 2017, when the automaker made a profit of 3.02 billion rubles.
Profitability of banks will return to the level of 2013
The profit of Russian banks by the end of this year will exceed 65% as a result of a decrease in the losses of rehabilitated organizations and the end of the main stage of the clearing sector. Experts of the Expert RA rating agency report this with reference to their own forecast of the development of the banking sector. As specified in the message, at the end of 2019, the profit will be 1.9 trillion rubles against 1.3 trillion at the end of 2018.
In Transbaikalia, the fire department commander went on a hunger strike
The squad leader Konstantin Knyazev told the Vechorka newspaper about the poverty situation of people called up to liquidate disasters on the first signal. Since March 14, he has declared an indefinite hunger strike in protest because of the non-payment of money for processing and because of the insufficient material support of the staff of this department.
“We leave for our fires in our own shoes, as we don’t give out special boots. Moreover, it is impossible to tolerate boorish attitude on the part of the leadership, ”said Konstantin Knyazev.
“We repair equipment – two cars again, at our own expense. The office we buy with our own money. From breech – plate, computer and fire equipment. Even a modem for the Internet and that personal one, ”the squad commander explained.
School girl from Sweden nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize
Schoolgirl from Sweden Greta Thurnberg nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to the movement to combat global warming, according to Aftonbladet.
Ministry of Finance set a historical record for loans
On March 13, the Ministry of Finance held two auctions on public debt placement, which managed to place federal loan bonds (OFZ) for a total of 91.4 billion rubles. This is the largest public debt placement in history, the agency said. At the first auction offered OFZ maturing in July 2022
The bill on new rules for repayment of loans submitted to the State Duma
The draft law, aimed at changing the order of repayment of consumer loan debt, was submitted to the State Duma by the first deputy head of the defense committee of the State Duma, Alexander Sherin (LDPR).
We are talking about cases where the amount of payment from the borrower is less than necessary to complete the fulfillment of its obligations under the loan. By law, in this case, interest on debt is paid off first, then on principal debt, after which the deduction is spent on the payment of penalties and other payments. That is, claims for the payment of arrears of interest, which are connected with the responsibility of the debtor for breach of a loan agreement, are repaid earlier than the principal amount. The author of the bill notes that such rules significantly worsen the position of a citizen and require improvement of the legal mechanism.
The volume of exports of agricultural products from Russia
Agricultural exports from Russia in 2018 amounted to $ 25.9 billion, said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Patrushev.
VTB will send less than 50% of profits on dividends
VTB will send less than 50% of the profits to dividends, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev told reporters.
Visa and MasterCard for the first time blocked Russian cards
The bank has already promised clients to arrange in the near future to replace Visa cards with the cards of the Russian system Mir. Most likely, MasterCard cards will also be reissued already under the auspices of the Russian payment system.
Residents of the Russian Federation have accumulated record debt on microloans
The volume of overdue debts of Russians to microfinance organizations in January of this year increased to a record 39.9 billion rubles, the Director General of the ECHIF Equifax Oleg Lagutkin told RIA Novosti.
Residents of the North Caucasus region owed 94 billion rubles for gas
Residents of the North Caucasus Federal District owed more than 94 billion rubles for gas in 2018. This was told the Minister for North Caucasus Sergei Chebotarev.
Promsvyazbank received a net profit of 1.7 billion rubles
At the end of 2018, the net profit of PJSC Promsvyazbank amounted to 1.7 billion rubles, which follows from the abbreviated financial statements of a credit institution under IFRS. In 2017, the bank received a loss of 405.6 billion rubles.
The volume of mortgage issuance in Russia grew in February rose by 8-10%
According to “Dom.RF”, according to the results of January 2019, the average rate on mortgage loans was 9.87%, which corresponds to the level of January 2018. As noted in the message, the average bid rate, which approved the issuance of new mortgage loans in February, reached 10.5-10.7%.
Promsvyazbank to capitalize by 50 billion rubles in the next three years
Promsvyazbank will be capitalized by 50 billion rubles. The financial organization is owned by the Federal Property Management Agency and carries out operations on state defense orders and major government contracts, reports OTR.
Promsvyazbank’s strategy provides for a capital increase of 50 billion rubles over three years from 2019. Accordingly, approximately in equal parts it will be implemented. If Svyaz-Bank comes with capital, then it will be counted. – Alexey Moiseev, Russian actor
Rosselkhozbank provided consumer loans in the amount of 9 billion rubles to Saratov residents
The Saratov branch of Rosselkhozbank has provided residents of the region with consumer loans in excess of 9 billion rubles. In 2018 alone, about 8 thousand loans worth 1.8 billion rubles were issued. Since the beginning of 2019, about a thousand credits worth 700 million rubles have been issued.
Udmurtia reduced state debt by 200 million rubles
On March 1, 2019, the size of the state debt of Udmurtia amounted to 50.3 billion rubles. Budget loans account for 48% (23.9 billion rubles) of its total volume, bank loans – 36% (18.1 billion rubles), government securities of Udmurtia – 16% (8.2 billion rubles). Maintenance costs state debt of the region amounted to 245.3 million rubles.
in Russia in the near future more expensive gasoline
Until March 31, an agreement of the Government of Russia with major fuel suppliers on price freezing is in force. Regardless of whether this document would or not, a seasonal increase in the cost of fuel would still occur. It happens every year. We can raise the monitoring and voice interest, but the increase was annually, – commented Evgeny Minashkin, head of the Trans-Baikal Directorate of the FAS Russia, speaking at the final meeting. – The main task in the state is to make sure that the increase in the cost of fuel fits into the inflation line. As is known, the inflation rate is assumed to be 4.2-4.5%. Some experts say about 6%.
Miller promised Putin to resolve the issue of gasification of Russia for 10 years
Putin ordered to prepare proposals to increase the rate of gasification within the country so that they could be synchronized with the Russian government and the regions. The Energy Expertise Center recalls that in July 2018, Putin signed the law on gas supply in the Russian Federation.
We have January 1, 2019, the average rate of gasification in the country is 68.6%. In the city – 71.3% and in the countryside – 59.4%. Without a doubt, there is a huge potential for increasing gasification rates. This, of course, is connected, first of all, with financing from the regions. – Alexey Miller, Russian economist
Ministry of Environment made recalculation of the program of loading the Northern Sea Route
New calculations for the loading of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) were sent to the government for consideration by the Ministry of Nature. According to them, the cargo traffic on this route will amount to 82 million tons by 2024.
NOVATEK will increase dividends for 2018
At the end of last year, the company’s net profit grew by 4.7% and amounted to 163.7424 billion rubles. In 2017, NOVATEK paid the final dividend at 8 rubles per share, which is 14.3% higher than it was in 2016.
Georgia completed negotiations with Gazprom on gas transit to Armenia
“The negotiations are actually completed. I want to remind you of what principles the Ministry of Economy was guided by at negotiations: the first is, of course, our energy independence, and the second principle is to improve our positions in this contract … The negotiations ended with full consideration of these principles,” the Prime Minister said Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze at a press conference on Tuesday, reports Sputnik Georgia
Polish oil and gas PGNiG increased its net profit in 2018 by 10%
The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG increased its net profit in 2018 by 10% to 0.84 billion dollars (3.2 billion zlotys), the press service of the company said.
Museums are obliged to inspire the population love of country
In the museum community, a controversy unfolded about the new initiative of the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. In a letter sent to the heads of the regions, he asked “to develop and implement a system of measures aimed at bringing and matching the content of museum exhibits to state priorities enshrined in the Fundamental Principles of State Cultural Policy, paying particular attention to reflecting the most important events in the history of modern Russia in the exhibition materials”
Cinemas called for limited support for Russian films
The Cinema Owners Association proposed to support only a certain number of Russian-made films, for example, no more than ten per year. The newspaper Vedomosti, which belongs to the family of Demyan Kudryavtsev, reported this on Wednesday, March 13.
In the Moscow markets found mining farms
During the raids on the Moscow Gardener market and in the Moskva shopping center, police and Rosguards officers discovered several mining farms for cryptocurrency mining. It is reported by Tass, citing a source in law enforcement. The interlocutor of the agency said that farm owners are established.
Director of the Tretyakov Gallery told about the exhibition of Ilya Repin
The director of the Tretyakov Gallery, Zelfira Tregulova, in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, spoke about the large-scale retrospective of Ilya Repin, which will open in the New Tretyakov Gallery on March 16.
James Bond will change to electric car
In the latest Bond movie – 007: Spectrum – the movie character moved to the Aston Martin DB10. This conceptual coupe was designed specifically for filming a franchise and was built in an amount of 10 copies. Journalists learned that the 007 will drive an Aston on Martin Rapid E electric car in the James Bond film. The director of the film, Cary Fukunaga, an ardent fighter for the environment, insisted on this choice of transport for the hero, Sun.
The song of the group “Kurara” became the soundtrack for the TV series “Dead Lake”
The song of the Yekaterinburg group “Kurara” became the soundtrack for the new detective series “Dead Lake”. In the credits the visiting track of the band – “Kurara-Chibana”
Legalize released the Ocean video dedicated to Decl
The rapper Legalize released a clip for the song “Ocean”, included in his album “The Young King.” The video is dedicated to Decl (Cyril of Tolmatsky), with whom Legalize was in the rap association Bad B. Alliance.
The first cinema Rambler Group under the brand Okko
The united cinema network Cinema Park and Formula Kino, which is part of the Rambler Group, re-branded and launched the first Okko cinema in the Afimoll shopping center. The opening featured a film about Brexit’s British withdrawal from the European Union with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, TASS reports.
In the Krasnodar Felitsyn Museum will host the exhibition “Wind in Sails”
The exhibition will present models of famous historical ships. The exhibits of the private collection of Anatoly Tokarev from Kislovodsk will occupy two halls in the museum. Total exhibited more than 200 copies of ships. Visitors can see the first Russian sailing frigate “Eagle”, the Egyptian gallera, the bark of the traveler James Cook “Endeavor”, the discoverer of Vasco da Gama “San Rafael”. The author placed some mock-ups inside bottles, light bulbs and glass balls. The exhibition will run until May 15, the press service of the museum.
About superhero Shang-Chi, also known as a Martial Arts Master
Film Studio Marvel found a director for the superhero film Shang Chi, also known as the Martial Arts Master. It is reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The director of the future film will be Destin Cretton, who has previously shot several independent films, including the drama “Short Term 12” with actress Brie Larson in the lead role. The tape was awarded at several film festivals. The screenplay for the new Marvel studio film will be written by Dave Callaham, who worked on the first part of The Expendables and the TV series Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
A trailer for a feature film about sect of the maniac Charles Manson
The trailer of crime drama “So Said Charlie” appeared on the network, which tells about the head of the sect “Family” and the maniac killer Charles Manson. The video was published on YouTube. According to the plot, the young graduate student visits the prison, where three girls, members of the sect, are serving life sentences.
A long list of the international Booker Prize has been announced.
The long list of the international Booker Prize awarded in the field of literature in English, published in London. It includes 13 authors from 11 countries. Last year’s winner, the Polish writer and poetess Olga Tokarchuk with the novel “Walk the plow over the bones of the dead”, was among the contenders for the award. The “short list” of the six books will be announced by the jury on April 9, and the winner will be announced on May 21, reports TASS.
Hugh Jackman will play in the Broadway musical “Musician”
Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway. He will play a major role in the new production of the musical “The Musician” (The Music Man). Hugh reported this news on Instagram on March 13, 2019.
Ex-lead singer of Modern Talking Dieter Bolen will return to the stage
Former soloist of the popular band Modern Talking, Dieter Bohlen, despite his age, intends to return to the stage and perform a concert in Germany. As it is known, the musician is now 65 years old, however, on August 31, Bohlen plans to give a big concert in the German capital Berlin.
Google released the first beta version of Android Q
Google has introduced the first beta-assembly of Android Q, the tenth version of the mobile operating system. Now it is available only for Pixel smartphones.
A new feature will appear in WhatsApp
WhatsApp developers have reported the news that soon the messenger should have the “Search by image” option. It was decided to introduce it to identify fake news. So, if the user is sent a picture, he will be able to find out if there are similar ones on the Web, and whether the information obtained is true.
“Yandex” revealed sales of “Station”
From February to March, 5,000 Yandex devices were sold for the first time revealed the approximate sales of the Yandeks.Station smart speaker: in February-March alone, customers purchased about 5,000 devices and the same number — Irbis and Dexp speakers with voice assistant “Alice “.
Group-IB reported the detention of a large botnet administrator
In Novokuznetsk, a botnet administrator was detained, which united at least 50 thousand infected users’ computers in Russia and abroad. This is stated in the message of the international company in the field of cybersecurity Group-IB, received by RBC. According to the company, the detainee offered cybercrime as-a-service to cybercriminal groups. On rented servers, he deployed and serviced administrative panels of Trojans, and also stole logins and passwords of email clients and browsers in order to sell them on darknet-forums. The investigation finds out the connection of the detainee with any criminal group.
In the Telegram for the day registered a record 3 million people
Over the past 24 hours, 3 million new users have joined Telegram, founder of the messenger Pavel Durov said on his official channel. The messenger team is ready to provide “real privacy and unlimited space for everyone,” he added.
Caviar created the first tourbillon iPhone in the world
According to the company, the European manufacturer was engaged in the development of a complex mechanism that is used in mechanical watches. The tourbillon mechanism was executed in open form and placed it in the clock on the back of the smartphone at the six o’clock position.
Billionaire Boguslavsky invested $ 2 million in voice robot
Leonid Boguslavsky’s RTP Global funds invested $ 2 million in the Dasha.AI call center automation platform, Vedomosti reports referring to RTP Global’s partner Alexander Pavlov and founder and CEO of Dasha.AI Vladislav Chernyshov.
The government of the Perm region will buy smartphones
The government of the Perm region announced an electronic auction for the purchase of 12 smartphones. Regional officials are ready to pay 367.6 thousand rubles from the budget for new gadgets. According to the Terms of Reference, smartphones must be black, have a screen diagonal of 5.7 inches, an 8-core processor, 64 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM
Physicists forced time to go back
Scientists from Russia, the United States and Switzerland forced the quantum computer to return to the past for a split second, “violating” the second law of thermodynamics. Their findings and the possible manifestation of this effect in the real world are presented in the journal Scientific Reports.
“This is one of a series of works devoted to the possibility of disrupting the second law of thermodynamics – the law of physics, which is closely related to the difference between past and future. Now we come to the problem from a third party – we artificially created such a state of the system, which itself develops into the opposite from the point of view of the second beginning side, “- says Gordey Lesovik from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute in Dolgoprudny.
Coalition of geneticists called for a moratorium on GM children
HIV-resistant children tried to create a geneticist from China. CRISPR authors, Zhang Feng and Emmanuel Charpentier, were called upon to impose a moratorium. According to the coalition, for at least 5 years, countries should impose a ban and develop active research and experiments without subsequent implantation.
In Stonehenge found traces of ritual feasts
Stonehenge was not only a place of rest for the dead, but also a “platform” for mass ritual celebrations, scientists found out. Not far from the cromlech, there are ancient pits filled with pig bones. Obviously, the meat of these animals was used for cooking, according to Science Advances.
A person found “cells of time”
Researchers at the University of Toronto conducted an experiment in which they showed that there are neurons in a human hippocampus that are responsible for perceiving short periods of time. The work was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Putin is counting on partnership with business in the implementation of national projects
Russian President Vladimir Putin is counting on a close partnership with the business community in the implementation of national projects. This was stated by the head of state during his speech at the congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).
Poroshenko will visit the Donbass to meet with volunteers
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he was heading for the demarcation line in the Donbas, RIA Novosti reports.
Former volunteer units are now integrated into the ranks of the Armed Forces or the National Guard. They are well prepared, schooled and equipped. Now I am flying to the front to visit one of these units. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the march of ex-legionnaires of the SS in Riga
March 16 in Latvia is annually held a march of former SS legionnaires and their young radical supporters to the Freedom Monument. This time there is scheduled a meeting of members of the Society in support of national soldiers. In the park next door, the Latvian Anti-Nazi Committee will organize a picket in memory of the victims of the Waffen-SS.
“We consider this regular cynical action of praising in Latvia minions of Nazi criminals as an outrage upon the memory of the millions who fell in the fight against the” brown plague “,” the department said.
Russian authorities decided to improve demographics at the expense of migrants
The Russian authorities have formed special structures that will deal with migration policy and attracting new citizens to the country. As donors, countries with a high concentration of the Russian-speaking population — Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Moldova — are considered. The Kremlin has completed the creation of structures that will be engaged in the implementation of the new Concept of State Migration Policy for 2019-2025.
Stoltenberg noted the role of “sovereign Ukraine” for the security of NATO
Sovereign, independent and stable Ukraine plays a key role for Euro-Atlantic security. This is stated in the report of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the activities of the alliance.
Germany will allocate to Syria € 1.44 billion for humanitarian assistance to the population
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the country intends to allocate € 1.44 billion to Syria for humanitarian assistance to the population.
Alferov’s place in the State Duma may take Grudinin
The Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation decided to transfer the deputy mandate of Zhores Alferov to the former presidential candidate Pavel Grudinina, party leader Gennady Zyuganov told RIA Novosti.
We consulted with party organizations, with all influential people, with our friends, allies — everyone believes that Pavel Nikolaevich is able to continue the best traditions that were realized in the faction by outstanding, big people such as Alferov, Maslyakov, Starodubtsev, Ilyukhin. – Gennady Zyuganov, politician
Gref called the main problem of Russia
The head of Sberbank, German Gref, called the main problem of Russia. According to him, it is the lack of an effective public administration system.
“If this problem is solved, all the rest will be overcome automatically,” the banker said during the final stage of the Leaders of Russia contest in Sochi, TASS reports.
The court rejected the claim to “VKontakte” on the transfer of personal data to the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg rejected the claim of the coordinator of the headquarters of politician Alexei Navalny in Ufa Lilia Chanysheva to the administration of “VKontakte” because of the transfer of her personal data to the security forces, wrote in his telegram channel Pavel Chikov. In his lawsuit, Chanysheva demanded compensation in the amount of 100 thousand rubles. and recognize the illegal actions of the social network. According to the girl, VKontakte transmitted the data of her page to the deputy head of the Center for Countering Extremism of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Bashkortostan.
To prepare for the 300th anniversary of Yekaterinburg will spend 240 billion rubles
On March 14, during the meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation and celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Ural capital, it became known that more than 240 billion rubles are planned to be spent on all the preparatory activities. This was announced by the governor of the region Yevgeny Kuyvashev.
Ministry of Economic Development took up the toilets and bathhouses of summer residents
The Ministry of Economic Development is preparing a bill that will clarify the criteria for classifying objects to a particular type of property. Article 130 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation states that the main feature of immovable property is objects that are firmly connected with the land and cannot be moved without damage to destruction.
Bank of Russia could not sell the Asia-Pacific Bank
On March 14, 2019, the auction for the sale of ATB Bank of Russia announced in December 2018. Planned trading with a decrease in the starting sale price (9.857 billion rubles, the size of the bank’s own capital) in increments of 1.286 billion rubles. Central Bank wanted to sell the bank for at least 6 billion rubles
Kostin allowed VTB to join Rostelecom with Tele2 shares
VTB Bank may become a shareholder of Rostelecom in the framework of the transaction for the sale of its shares in Tele2. This was stated to journalists by the head of VTB Andrei Kostin, reports TASS
VTB redeems shares of Revival from minority shareholders for 481.68 rubles
VTB Bank announced a compulsory redemption of ordinary shares of the Vozrozhdenie Bank under its control from minority shareholders.
Rosstat recorded a fall in investment to GDP below the 2011 level
The Federal State Statistics Service provided data showing that the ratio of investments in fixed assets to Russia’s GDP decreased from 21.4% in 2017 to 20.6% in 2018, which is lower than the value of 2011, when the share of investments reached 20.7% GDP.
Gazprom will start filling gas “Power of Siberia” from September 1
The organization of commissioning works within the framework of the Power of Siberia project has been approved, the start of filling the gas pipeline with gas has been tentatively scheduled for September 1, according to a corporate publication of Gazprom Transgaz’s subsidiary Gazprom Transgaz (construction customer).
Russia decided to convene an arbitration on a dispute with the EU in the WTO
Russia on March 14 filed a request for the establishment of a panel in a dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO) with the European Union in connection with an anti-dumping measure in respect of Russian cold-rolled steel. This was reported to RBC in the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development. The measure has been applied by the EU since August 5, 2016, the amount of anti-dumping duties for Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant (MMK) is 18.7%, for Severstal – 34%, for Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant (NLMK) and all other companies – 36.1%.