27 Dec, 2017

The European Union and the elections in Russia

The European Union published on December 26 a statement criticizing the Russian authorities for not allowing opposition leader Alexei Navalny to run for president of the Russian Federation.

“The decision of the Russian Central Election Commission that opposition leader Aleksei Navalny can not participate in the national presidential elections in 2018 because of his previous conviction is casting serious doubt on the political pluralism in Russia and the prospects for democratic elections next year,” the statement of the European External Affairs Service.

Russian and world news digest

POLICY

“Russian code” in the FBI software

According to Western journalists, the French company, which was part of the Safran conglomerate, hid the FBI from including the “Russian code” in fingerprint recognition software for the US intelligence service. It is reported that earlier this company officially acquired some of the code from some Russian developers.

The US Finance Ministry has extended sanctions against the DPRK

The US Treasury extended sanctions against the DPRK, including two citizens of the country, the press service of the ministry said. Chong Sik Kim, Deputy Director of the Defense Industry Division of the DPRK, and Pyong Chol Ri, First Deputy Director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of the DPRK, were included in the list.

The Kremlin reacted to the call of Navalny boycott the elections

The spokesman added that Navalny’s call for a boycott of elections should be studied “for compliance or contradiction with our legislation.” Peskov also expressed the opinion that the non-participation of Navalny will not affect the legitimacy of the elections.

We are familiar with different opinions of analysts. We can not agree with this point of view. And, of course, non-participation of one of those who wish to become a candidate, in connection with the fact that his case falls under the law, can not affect the legitimacy of the elections. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Foreign Ministry warned Russians about problems when crossing the Ukrainian border

The Foreign Ministry warned Russians about possible problems when crossing the Ukrainian border. Diplomats refer to reports in the media, which talk about tightening the rules of crossing the border

The authorities of three US cities filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon

The authorities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon in connection with the fact that the agency did not convey to the FBI full information about the military, who are forbidden to buy weapons because of a criminal record, the NBC television channel reported.

Twenty parties notified the CEC of congresses for the nomination of candidates

Twenty parties notified the Central Election Commission about holding congresses for the nomination of candidates for the presidency of the Russian Federation, of which 18 have already held congresses, the party “ROT Front”, received on the eve of refusal due to a violation of procedure, sent a notice for the congress, Yevgeny Shevchenko, member of the CEC of Russia

Details of the amnesty of the capital are not yet known, stated Peskov

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the eve of extending the amnesty of capital, and also proposed to release representatives of business that shut their firms abroad and transfer them to the Russian Federation from paying a 13% tax.

Council of Federation approves law on life imprisonment for recruiting terrorists

The Federation Council on Tuesday approved a law on toughening criminal liability for recruiting terrorists to life imprisonment.

Patrushev named the countries where the false calls for mining came from

Most of the false calls about the mining of objects in Russia came from the territory of Turkey, Ukraine, the United States and Japan, said Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

The conducted investigation showed that the overwhelming number of calls with threats about the explosion came from abroad by means of IP telephony. In particular, from Turkey, Ukraine, the USA and Japan. – Nikolai Patrushev, Russian statesman

ARMY AND WEAPONS

The Russian General Staff accused the US of preparing terrorists based in Syria

The United States has military bases in the south and northeast of Syria, they are training militants who previously fought for IGIL (banned in Russia), said the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov.

Their task is to destabilize the situation. We know that about 400 people left the Shaddady camp in the area of El Tanf. After the main IGIL forces were defeated, they tried to destabilize the situation, advancing from the eastern shore of the Euphrates. But they suffered losses. – Valery Gerasimov, military commander

Russia will limit access to some airfields to US airplanes

Russia will limit for the United States from January 1, 2018, the number of airfields that US observation aircraft can use under the open skies treaty. This is reported by RIA Novosti referring to the military-diplomatic source

The Russian Defense Ministry tested the intercontinental missile

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the strategic missile forces conducted a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-12M Topol.

In Ukraine, they calculated the irrevocable military losses for 2017

As it became known, the General Headquarters of the Supreme Armed Forces declared about almost two hundred dead for this year in the Donbass. The exact number of irrevocable losses, according to data on December 18, 2017, was 191 people.

North Korea prepares to launch reconnaissance satellite “Kvangmanson-5”

North Korea is preparing to launch the reconnaissance satellite “Kwangmanson-5.” The launch can be carried out in the near future. The newspaper “Chunan Ilbo” with reference to the government of South Korea writes about this.

Russia began forming a permanent grouping in Syria

Russia has started forming a permanent grouping in Tartus and Khmeimim in Syria, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. “Last week, the supreme commander-in-chief approved the structure and staff of the main bases in Tartus and Khemeymim,” the head of the Defense Ministry said at the conference call.

Last week, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief confirmed the structure and staff of the main basing points in Tartus and Khemeymim. We proceeded to form a permanent grouping there. – Sergei Shoigu, Russian military leader

IG fighter hiding in refugee camp on the border of Syria and Jordan

The militants of the “Islamic State” (IG, banned in the Russian Federation) are hiding in the refuge camp of Er-Rukban on the Syrian-Jordanian border. This was stated by the coordinator of the peace process and security in the border areas of the province of Homs Hadj Adel.

The nuclear cruiser “Admiral Nakhimov” will arm “unpleasantly surprised”

The president of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (OCK), Alexei Rakhmanov, said that the heavy nuclear-powered cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will receive a completely new weapon during the modernization, which will “unpleasantly surprise” any enemy.

Patrushev: US uses DPRK’s problem to contain Russia and China

Patrushev believes that the US is using the North Korean nuclear missile problem to deploy its global missile defense system in the Asia-Pacific region “in the interests of containing Russia and China.”

ECONOMY

The Ministry of Finance of Russia proposes to limit the volume of one ICO 1 billion rubles

The Ministry of Finance of Russia proposes to limit the amount of raising funds through the ICO (Initial Coin Offering – the issue of tokens to attract investment) amounting to 1 billion rubles, told Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev.

The largest mortgage creditors of Russia are named

The largest mortgage lenders in Russia were Sberbank, VTB24 and Gazprombank, according to the results of a joint study of AHML and Frank RG

Russia will remain without a reserve fund

From the Reserve Fund in 2017 will spend about 1.5 trillion rubles, of the NWF – about 660 billion rubles. Such information was brought by the head of the RF Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov, TASS reported.

“The expenditure of the NWF is about 660 billion rubles, the Reserve Fund is somewhere around 1.5 trillion rubles,” he noted, and we recall that the Reserve Fund will be completely exhausted.
According to the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Fund for November 2017 increased by almost 2%, to 994.64 billion rubles, while the National Welfare Fund decreased by 2.8%, to 3.9 trillion rubles.

From next year, the Russian legislation provides for the union of the NWF with the Reserve Fund.

Russia will hide money from offshore companies from the United States

The Ministry of Finance will hide from the American and European regulators money of Russian businessmen who will return to Russian jurisdiction from offshore and western countries. Such guarantees to oligarchs, businessmen and investors were given by the head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov

Dvorkovich will lead the Russian delegation in Davos

The Russian government delegation at the 48th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which will be held from January 23 to 26, will be headed by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. This is reported on the website of the Roskongress Foundation, which organizes the participation of Russian officials in the event.

“Fintech” denied the expulsion from the association Visa and MasterCard

Earlier, Vedomosti, citing three sources close to the Russian association, said that Visa and MasterCard were excluded from the “Finteh” two weeks after joining.

Rosneft and Transneft signed an agreement on oil transportation

Rosneft and Transneft signed an agreement on the transportation of oil in 2018. This is reported by TASS with reference to the materials of Rosneft

Finance Ministry: Rosneftegaz’s dividends will be 50% of profit in 2017

The Finance Ministry expects that Rosneftegaz will pay dividends to the Russian budget at 50% of its net profit in 2017, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters.

“Gazprom” has built more than 650 km of the “Turkish flow”

Until the end of the year, Gazprom will build two thirds of the total length of the Siberia-Siberia gas main pipeline – about 1 thousand 380 km, and 650 km of the Turkish Stream.

“Sberbank” in Tatarstan in 2018 expects profit growth of 21%

“Sberbank” in Tatarstan expects in 2018 to receive a net profit of 20 billion rubles. according to RAS, this is 21% more than expected in 2017, the manager of the Bank Tatarstan branch PJSC Sberbank Rushan Sakhbiyev told journalists on Tuesday.

The Accounts Chamber in 2017 revealed violations of 1.9 trillion rubles

It is noted that as a result of the audit activities of the Accounting Chamber in 2017, 18.8 billion rubles were returned to the budget system of the Russian Federation, which is 2.1 times more than in 2016. At the same time, for most of the violations revealed, the return of funds to the budget system is, in principle, impossible.

And this substantial amount, about 600 billion rubles, was violations in the budget and accounting. – Tatyana Golikova, Russian politician

The loss of Vneshtorgbank under IFRS in 2017 may be about 100 billion rubles

The loss of Vneshekonombank (VEB) under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by the end of 2017 may amount to about 100 billion rubles. This was in an interview with the Vedomosti newspaper on Wednesday Vnesheconombank head Sergey Gorkov.

The Finance Ministry will place in VEB a deposit of up to 200 billion rubles

The Finance Ministry will provide Vnesheconombank (VEB) with additional support, placing in the state corporation up to 200 billion rubles. free budget funds for a year at a reduced rate with a possible prolongation of the deposit, told the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov

“Kommersant”: foreign investors withdrew from Russia a record $ 900 million

For the current year, foreign investors withdrew from the Russian market almost $ 900 million, writes Kommersant referring to the report of Merrill Lynch.

Dixy shareholders approved delisting of shares from the Moscow stock exchange

Earlier, the board of directors of Dixy decided to support the proposal of the majority shareholder DIXY Holding Limited about delisting shares from the Moscow stock exchange and recommended shareholders to approve this decision. The price of redemption of shares from dissenting shareholders is set at 340 rubles. for paper.

Bank Otkritie to invest up to 42.2 billion rubles in Rosgosstrakh by the end of the year

According to the agency’s source close to the company, the amount of additional capitalization will amount to 42.2 billion rubles. before the end of this year. In the period from 2016 to 2017, Rosgosstrakh received 85 billion rubles from the “Discovery”. December 12, the Central Bank of Russia became the owner of a 99.9% stake in the “Discovery”.

The minority shareholders of Sistema filed suits against Rosneft

Vedomosti managed to find out that minority shareholders of Sistema intend to sue Rosneft, they are unhappy with the claims of Rosneft and Bashneft to the group for 300 billion rubles. and accuse the oil companies that they destroyed the value of Sistema, because of which minority shareholders recorded losses.

Inter RAO wants to borrow 1 billion rubles for its Omsk subsidiary

The funds are needed by OmskRTS, which owes more than 2 billion rubles to creditors. The Inter RAO group placed on the public procurement portal information on the opening of a credit line for JSC “OmskRTS” through competitive negotiations of 1 billion rubles.

Central Bank places coupon bonds for 14.3 billion rubles

The Bank of Russia placed coupon bonds of the fourth issue for a total amount of 14 billion 330.200 million rubles in nominal value at the additional placement. Demand for securities amounted to 14 billion 330,200 million rubles at face value, according to the materials of the Moscow Stock Exchange.

Russia remains the largest exporter of oil to China

In November, Russia retained its leadership in terms of the volume of oil exported to China. In this respect, it has held the championship for nine months, pushing Saudi Arabia. As the Chinese media report, last month, Russia supplied 5.12 million tons of “black gold” to the PRC.

The prices for gasoline in Russia rise in expectation of new excises

According to amendments to the Tax Code of the Russian Federation adopted by the State Duma in the second reading, in 2018 the excise rate for gasoline will rise twice: on January 1 and July 1, 10.7 and 6%, respectively.

According to various experts’ estimates, the total share of excises and other taxes reaches 63-65% of the total consumer value of gasoline. This is the amount that goes into the country’s budget from each liter sold. For example, in the US, the share of tax deductions does not exceed 22% of the cost of fuel

Billionaire Musa Bazhaev sold the sports complex “Olympic”

Group of companies “Alliance” Musa Bazhaeva sold the sports complex “Olympic” in Moscow. The new owner was the company “Kiev Square” of the Year Nisanova and Zara Iliev. According to Forbes, the transaction was carried out in December 2017, its amount was not disclosed.

ACCIDENTS

FSB detained the head of the Rosneft jurist in the case of Shakro Molodoy

Aleksei Kramarenko, who previously headed the department of the SKR for the Central Administrative District of the capital, was detained in the bribery case from the criminal authority Zakhary Kalashov, known as Shakro Young. This was reported to RBC by a source familiar with the course of the investigation, and an interlocutor in law enforcement agencies.

In the Dominican Republic, 12 people died from poisoning with fake rum

At least 12 people died in the Dominican Republic as a result of poisoning with fake rum in the province of Elias Pina, said Tuesday the country’s health minister Altagracia Guzman. According to the minister, rum was purchased in neighboring Haiti and brought to the Dominican Republic.

SC did not find crime in the actions of the leadership of Colonel Zakharchenko

The investigation did not establish a criminal component in the actions of the leadership of the Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko, Svetlana Petrenko, the official representative of the SC, said on the air of the Vesti FM radio station.

The terrorists liquidated in November in Georgia were citizens of the Russian Federation

Three terrorists liquidated during the counterterrorist operation in Tbilisi on November 22 of this year were Russian citizens. This was announced on Tuesday at the briefing in Tbilisi by the head of the press service of the State Security Service (SGB) of Georgia, Nino Giorgobiani.

The court will announce the verdict of the policemen with Rochdelskaya

Presnensky Court of Moscow appointed on December 26 announcement of the verdict in the criminal case of three employees of the capital’s OVD Presnensky, accused of inaction, which, in the opinion of the investigation, led to a firefight near Elements restaurant in December 2015. This is reported by the correspondent of Business FM.

The surgeon in the Urals was convicted of the death of player Sputnik

The court in Nizhny Tagil sentenced to two years the restriction of the freedom of the surgeon of City Hospital No. 1 Roman Ulanov, who was accused of the death of the player of the hockey club Sputnik Sergei Simonov. Accused for the time deprived of the right to engage in medical activities.

The militants who were preparing terrorist attacks for the New Year were detained in Turkey

Turkish law enforcement officers detained 12 militants of the terrorist group IG (banned in Russia), who planned to commit terrorist attacks on the territory of the republic during the celebration of the New Year. This is reported by TASS with reference to the newspaper Sabah.

SOCIETY

Sociologists said that the price increase in Russia outstrips the growth of wages

Earlier, the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said that the Russians notice the price increase much more often than their decrease, “the National News Service” recalls. In her opinion, they only think that prices in Russia are growing.

Metropolitan Hilarion: the ROC every day opens three new churches

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that if the current pace of the construction of temples continues, their number in 30 years will reach 70-80 thousand, which is commensurate with the number of churches in the pre-revolutionary period.

Prisoners of fascism want to evict from new apartments

In Kaluga, developers are going to evict former prisoners of fascism from new apartments, which elderly people purchased under certificates of the regional Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. As kp40.ru explains, over the past two years, certificates have not been paid. The ministry says that money for these purposes is not received from the federal budget.

The Ministry of Natural Resources approved the new edition of the Red Book for the first time since 1998

The Ministry of Nature of Russia has approved a new edition of the Red Book, which lists rare and endangered species of animals. This was announced by the deputy director of the department of state policy and regulation in the sphere of environmental protection of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Igor Davydov.

Turkish authorities clarified the conditions for the design of a divorce

If the husband called his wife a sister or mother, then he is considered divorced from her. This is stated in the fatwa, published by the Department of Religious Affairs of Turkey. “However, if the spouses are not divorced earlier, they can again marry,” – noted in a document published on the agency’s website.

Millions of banquets, cutting social costs

As informs Sobesednik.ru, the government of Yakutia will spend about 7 million rubles for New Year’s holidays and gifts.

According to the publication, a festive event for officials will cost 1.8 million rubles

The rest of the budgetary funds will go to souvenirs: porcelain sets, mammoth ivory products, horsehair tapestries, choorons (national Yakut wooden vessels), etc.

In November, the government of Yakutia announced an auction for the purchase of gold watches at a total cost of 338 thousand rubles, and the total amount spent on watches from precious metals was 20 million rubles.

At the same time, Yakut officials cut spending on the social sphere in 2018. For example, from the line “major repairs” in the budget were removed 10 million rubles, for 18 million rubles reduced the cost of furniture and equipment for schools and kindergartens.

Citizens of Russia named the main reasons for the “slope” from the army – VTsIOM

The main reason for the “slope” from military service in the Russian army was hazing (51 percent), as well as the threat of death in a hot spot (40 percent). This is reported by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM.

According to the autumn survey, the overall level of approval of the Russian Armed Forces reached its historic high (88 percent), despite the poor knowledge of the majority of respondents about the state of the army (52 percent).

The Council of Federation approved an increase in the minimum wage to the subsistence level

The Federation Council on Tuesday approved a government law on raising the minimum wage (minimum wage) to the subsistence level.

The Holocaust Museum and the building of the former synagogue were defiled in Odessa

“Inscriptions of offensive anti-Semitic content appeared on a number of buildings in Odessa, one way or another connected with the Jewish diaspora,” the report said.
The Jewish Cultural Center, the Holocaust Museum on Bolshaya Arnautskaya Street and the Brodsky Synagogue were desecrated.

Germany: Is Islamization threatening Christmas?

Many Germans fear that the main Christian holiday is in danger because of the influx of Muslim refugees, reports Die Welt.
Germany at the end of 2015, there were about 4.7 million Muslims – 5.7% of the total population of the country. At the same time, there were about 23.8 million Catholics and 22.3 million Protestants. So why do the Germans talk about the Islamization of the “good old Europe”?

“Victory” announced the illegality of the new rules of baggage transportation

Pobeda airline wrote a letter to the Ministry of Transport about the contradiction of the new rules for carrying baggage and hand luggage to the Air Code, the company’s CEO Andrey Kalmykov told Interfax. According to him, the order of the department on new rules should be abolished.
Since November 5, new rules for carrying hand luggage in airplanes have come into force in Russia, which give passengers the right to carry hand luggage weighing 5 kg in the cabin of the aircraft.

S.Sobyanin: Metro and MCC will work all the New Year’s Eve

Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin instructed to organize a round-the-clock duty of all services during the New Year holidays. He said this during the meeting on operational issues

Cyclists add rights

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation proposed the creation of special bicycle zones. Speed limits in these areas will be limited to 20 km / h, pedestrians will be able to cross the road in any place, and cyclists will not be able to cross the road on unregulated pedestrian crossings.

TRAVELS

In Kazan, built the first mobile module in Russia for tourists

The first in Russia autonomous tourist inhabited mobile module (ATOMM) was presented in Kazan. The module is a small house of 19 square meters. meters, which has a bedroom, a living room combined with a kitchen, and a bathroom

The smallest hotel in the world is in Jordan

Near the Jordanian hotel there is even a special index that tells tourists that they live in the “Smallest Hotel in the World”. The hotel has only one small room.

A young Briton went to the South Pole alone

The young Briton set a new world record, alone reaching the South Pole. As RIA Novosti writes, the 27-year-old Scott Sears overcame over a thousand kilometers in 38 days.

“Russia” began flying from Pulkovo to Barcelona and Geneva

In Geneva, the liners of “Russia” have already started flying from December 23 to Saturday. Flight FV 6691 takes off from Pulkovo at 14.20, back from Geneva – at 16.40 local time. Flights to Barcelona open on December 27

Several tourist routes around the city were developed in Rostov

The developers of the routes were the tour operators of the city. To get additional information and advice on the formation of individual excursions, tourist information centers of Rostov are invited.

Tyumen tourists had to cancel the holiday

The carrier could not get the flight slots. The operator of the program, the Pearl River Company, said that a thousand tourists planned to go on holiday to China. Ikar problems arose because of cuts in charter flights for the New Year holidays

The American hotel will recreate for the guests the film “Alone at home”

The hotel in New York, where the shooting of the movie “One House-2”, will completely recreate for the guests the situation of the times of the film and offer to live a day from the life of the main character of the comedy – Kevin McCleister.

For Russians, the visa regime for Cyprus has been changed

For Russians, the visa regime for entry into Cyprus has been changed. The northern territories of the island were banned. Since December 1, Russian citizens wishing to visit the unrecognized “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (TRNC) will not be issued a visa.

A record number of Russian tourists visited Cuba in 2017

According to the representatives of Cuban tourism, by the end of 2017 the Russian market could reach the figure of 105 thousand tourists. Thus, the flow of tourists from Russia to Cuba was a record, for the first time overcoming the mark of 100 thousand people.

SHOW BUSINESS

The actress from the “Two Captains” broke her leg during the corporate

Famous domestic actress of cinema and theater Zinaida Kirienko was injured during her performance in the restaurant as part of the New Year’s corporate. Medical professionals were able to determine that the actress’s ankle fractured right leg.

Alena Sviridova dispelled rumors of a secret wedding

Performer of the hit “Pink Flamingo”, singer Alena Sviridova dispelled rumors about a secret wedding with Armenian businessman David Vardanyan. The singer and entrepreneur has been together for more than 8 years. A civil husband is younger than Sviridova for 14 years, but the couple calls their relationship “cheerful and friendly.”

Usually, when they marry, they take vows: to be together both in sickness and in old age, with thick sides, bald head and other attributes … To accept this, one must be a religious person brought up in such traditions. We are not like that, we were brought up in a different way, that’s why it is difficult for us to accept this. – Alena Sviridova, Russian singer

Rostov star Playboy showed the image of a sexy Snow Maiden

Star magazine for adults called Playboy from Rostov called Maria Liman, appeared before her subscribers in a social network in a completely new way. On the eve of the New Year’s holidays, the girl decided to wear a sexy Snow Maiden costume, only according to her own version.

Galkina accused of corruption at a children’s show

Comedian and showman Maxim Galkin accused of corruption at the children’s show “Best of all!”. In particular, its subscribers claim that children without special talents are on the air. In addition, the program gives them completely different gifts, the audience noted.

Fans found a live Michael Jackson on video from his nephew’s wedding

The web has a record from the wedding celebration of the nephew of Michael Jackson – Siggy Jackson. Looking at it, the loyal fans of the pop king noticed a strange man among all the relatives of the Jackson clan.

An unmarried Lena Miro told how to marry a prince

Scandalous blogger criticized the appearance of the bride of Prince Harry Megan Markle Moscow, December 27. Unmarried secular lioness Lena Miro revealed the secret of how to marry a prince.

Olga Buzova radically changed her image, repainted her hair in blue

TV presenter Olga Buzova shocked fans by repainting her hair in blue. Over the past year, TV presenter and singer Olga Buzova has seriously changed her image. From a long-haired blonde she turned into a brunette with a short haircut.

The leader of the “House-2” Katya Zhuzha leaves the project because of the new man

The girl did not hide that Borodino turned away from her, without giving the reason. And the other day it became known that 29-year-old Katya left the “House-2”, where she worked for several months as the presenter. Despite the fact that thanks to the project the brunette became famous, now she has other plans

Stallone and Schwarzenegger together met Christmas

Sylvester Stallone shared a joint photo with Arnold Schwarzenegger, made in the most favorite family holiday abroad – Christmas. In the photo, the legendary militant stars look great – it’s obvious that 71-year-old Sly and 70-year-old Arnold continue to maintain their sporting form.

The large-sized Evgeny Tsyganov told about the upbringing of children

Actors Yevgeny Tsyganov are known as the “Father of the Year” on the sidelines of star actors’ parties. The actor left a pregnant wife with six children in his arms and left for a new lover Julia Snigir, who, incidentally, was in an interesting position.

Chef from Rostov became a finalist of the show “Infernal cuisine”

The cook from Rostov-on-Don became the finalist of the TV project “Infernal cuisine”. During the project, the 25-year-old Vladimir Bektemirov adequately coped with the tasks of the organizers, despite various intrigues and provocations.

Police raided the case of the seizure of the inheritance of Nikita Dzhigurdy

According to correspondents, law enforcement officers filed a case to seize the apartment. With statements that relatives of Bratash do not follow the letter of the law, Dzhigurda spoke earlier, but until recently law enforcement officers did not take drastic measures.

Khovansky and Malikov filmed a New Year’s parody of “Rose wine”

Scandalous blogger and rap artist Yuri Khovansky (MS Khovansky) together with singer Dmitry Malikov took a parody of the most popular in 2017 song in the social network “VKontakte” “Rose Wine”.

“Your glitter”: the pronunciation of Brezhnev’s words shocked Kirkorov

Philip Kirkorov and Vera Brezhneva were embarrassed throughout the country on the air of a music show. The singer because of her strange pronunciation of words, and the artist because of a genuine reaction to what he heard.

Olga Buzova presented her new song “Wi-Fi” on the “Dom-2”

Populist Olga Buzova presented her new song “Wi-Fi” on the TV show “Dom-2”. The singer really likes this composition, and she tries to maximally promote it in her microblogging.

Kim Kardashian shocked the fans with blue hair

Kim Kardashian, along with his children, daughter North and son Saint, appeared in Los Angeles. Appearance very surprised users of the Network and even Kim’s fans, who are accustomed to unusual outfits and celebrity style. The secular lioness was struck by the unusual color of her hair

Named the top 5 popular with Russian TV series in 2017

The most popular new series for Russian viewers was a domestic remake of Scandinavian “Crime.” In the top 5 most important shows of the past year also came the “Taboo” with the British actor Tom Hardy, “You are beside me” (STS), as well as the spy thriller “The Devil Hunt” (NTV).

Singer Nadia Hand for the first time showed a little son

In the microblogging Nadia, a picture was made during a social party: she poses with her little son in her arms. The pen decided to cover the child’s eyes, although in part it showed the baby’s face. Fans noted that the little Leo has grown significantly in recent months.

The Urals Dancing Bear took the second place at the All-Russian competition

A video with a dance at the fur-tree of the bear of Ferapont, who lives in the Ural Visimsky Biosphere Reserve, took the second place at the All-Russia contest “Photo-trap-2017”. Videos with incendiary dances of the owner of the taiga rode only saigas from Kalmykia.

In Tatarstan they want to put a monument to the film “Firs”

Timur Bekmambetov, producer of the film, became interested in the project, said Natalia Fishman, an assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, during summarizing the development of public spaces in the republic in 2017, writes RBC-Tatarstan. Bavly became famous in Russia thanks to the film “Firs”.

CULTURE

During the harvest at the Vatican Museum, scientists found the lost paintings of Raphael

During the restoration and cleaning of one of the rooms in the Vatican Museum were found two paintings written by Raphael almost 500 years ago, the newspaper Izvestia reported. Experts believe that these two works were created shortly before the death of the master.

The winners of the Christmas opera contest are named in Minsk

Winners of the Minsk International Christmas Opera Competition performed at the gala concert of the stars of the world opera in Minsk on the stage of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Belarus.

Two actors of Tyumen were awarded the medal “Vasily Shukshin”

The medal “Vasily Shukshin” was awarded to two actors of the Tyumen Grand Drama Theater. The presentation took place on the eve, on December 25, after the premiere of the play “Stasik, Play!”.

Yuri Butusov presented the production of “Hamlet” with the actress in the title role

Director Yury Butusov presented on the stage of the Academic Theater named after Lensovet a new production of the tragedy of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, which he first staged in 2005 at the Moscow Art Theater named after Anton Chekhov.

The government awarded 12 cultural awards in 2017

The Government of the Russian Federation awarded 12 cultural awards for 2017. One of them was posthumously awarded to poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Stanislav Govorukhin, director of the State Tretyakov Gallery Zelphira Tregulova, director Andrei Konchalovsky and actress Yulia Vysotskaya, writer Alexei Varlamov also won the prizes, writes Gazeta.ru.

Awards in the field of culture are awarded for achievements in literature, visual and aviadvisual art, music, circus, architecture and design. The winners are outstanding figures, who created the most creative projects and works for children and young people.

Musicians of Kuban became the first at the international competition in Vienna

Young musicians of Kuban became winners of the international competition. A music competition was held in the framework of the Art-Duo Music Festival in Vienna, the press service of the Krasnodar region administration reported. The competition was dedicated to the memory of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Writer Sorokin dedicated a new story to director Serebrennikov

The writer dedicated his text, primarily to readers of liberal views, to director Kirill Serebrennikov, who is under investigation on charges of fraud. Sorokin called the story “The White Square”.

TV channel “Russia” will show the film “The Last Bogatyr”

TV channel “Russia 1” on the first day of the new year, January 1, will show the new fairytale comedy “The Last Bogatyr”. A fabulous story about Ivan, the son of Ilya of Murom, became the most cash Russian painting

Kamchatka musicians became laureates of the international contest

The participants of the Kamchatka Chamber Ensemble “Grani” won the diploma of the laureate of the I degree at the VII International competition-festival of scenic and art “Joy of the Planet”. Kamchatka musicians participated in the competition, held in Zheleznovodsk, Stavropol Territory, in absentia.

Yury Antonov explained why he no longer performs with concerts

Despite the fact that the songs of Yuri Antonov are more than 20-30 years old, they are still the most popular on festive corporations. However, the artist himself on the screens is almost invisible.
“I suffered a serious blow to fate. I practically stopped the concert work, as I fell seriously ill and partially deaf in the right ear. Even the old trauma worsened. At this age everything that has been aggravated. Unfortunately, such a fate for a person “, – the performer of the hit” Sea, Sea ”

Young pianist from Rostov became a laureate of the international contest

The young talent has been engaged in music for only three years and already has the title of Laureate of the 1st degree of the South-Russian contest “Recognition” and the regional competition named after. V.Varshavskaya. At the contest as part of the String Orchestra of the Mikhailovsky Theater, Maria performed the first part of the concert of JS Bach No. 5 on the piano.

International Christmas Festival started in Perm

The Perm International Philharmonic hosted the opening ceremony of the International Christmas Festival with a loud premiere of Operetta-Gala. For 4 years, the festival has pleased Perm residents and guests with a concert program designed for all winter vacations

Imagine Dragons will perform in Moscow in the summer of 2018

American indie rock band Imagine Dragons will perform in Moscow on August 29, 2018. About this “Afisha Daily” was told in the concert agency Pop Farm. The concert will be held at the stadium “Dynamo” (project “VTB Arena Park”).

The Orchestra “Mordens” has collected a harvest of awards and prepares a gift to listeners

“Mordens” is already preparing the recording of the CD album “RAP and Tradition F-U”, dedicated to GI Suraev-Korolev, the presentation of which is scheduled for April 2018.

In Tver, a new music venue opened

The musicians invite all the citizens to open a new concert site.

This platform is for those who play original music, for those who do not have producers, money and connections, for those who have something to say with the help of music on a professional level. Of course there are commercial clubs that earn on similar events and movements. Our task is to create an oasis of a qualitative creative manifestation of man and humanity with the help of music and words, – the organizers say.

At the Voronezh Platonovfest-2018

The annual festival will traditionally take place in the first month of summer – from June 6 to 17. In the middle of January the program of Platonovsfest will be announced, and in February the sale of tickets will start.

Russian Drama Theater Ulan-Ude released the calendar “Theater in Fashion”

The calendar is presented in the form of exclusive cards showing the costumes from the latest plays. The Bestuzhev State Russian Drama Theater presents a new calendar for 2018 “Theater in Fashion”.

Nominees of “Golden Mask” from Ekaterinburg will perform on Tverskaya Street

The main events “Travel to Christmas will take place” on December 31, January 1 and 2. His art will be shown by the winners of the previous years’ prize and the nominees “Masks-2018”.

The premiere of the ballet performance about Winnie the Pooh took place in Astrakhan

In the Astrakhan theater of opera and ballet the premiere of the play “Winnie the Pooh Knocks on the Door” was held. The tale of Alan Milne in the dance turned Constantine of Urals.

In Ufa there will be a tour of the oldest theater in Russia

The federal project “Big Tours” has been implemented since 2014. From April to November, viewers from almost all regions of Russia have the opportunity to see the best productions of the leading theaters of the country – both received spectators’ recognition and premieres.

In Ufa in the framework of the project, the State Academic Maly Theater of Russia, E.Vahtangova, Drama Theater “Wheel” them. G. Drozdova (Togliatti). Academic Theater of Drama. F. Volkova – the first Russian professional theater in Russia.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Experts named the most useless invention of this year

Closes the top three inventions for their useless tent-antistress. Authors of the idea suggest using an ordinary portable tent even in the office, if a person suddenly becomes exposed to stress and feels uncomfortable

Israeli military received combat smartphones

Israeli soldiers will receive new smartphones based on Android called Shaked Fighting. Gadgets in the form of wristwatches are designed to improve the coordination of actions of fighters on the battlefield. This is reported by the Military Review.

Russia will develop an OS for the Elbrus and Baikal processors

Russian specialists intend to create a state operating system for the Elbrus and Baikal processors. According to the media, the project will be implemented within the framework of the Digital Economy program.

For iPhone X released the first jailbreak

A programmer named Jonathan Levin created a utility called LiberiOS, which allows you to crack the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and other Apple smartphones. This is written by the resource Redmond Pie.

Panasonic created an exoskeleton for medical workers and builders

The Japanese company Panasonic presented the newest version of its own exoskeleton, which is intended for employees of medical institutions and builders. It is reported that the newest exoskeleton was called ATOUN Model Y, its weight is 4.4 kg, which is 40% less than the previous model.

Samsung and Sberbank offered a new tool for online shopping

The South Korean company Samsung together with the Russian bank Sberbank have launched a new service for paying online purchases on the Internet. It is reported that a tool called Samsung Pay Web Checkout allows you to pay by bank card for goods and services without additional details.

Presented the smallest phone in the world the size of a USB flash drive

Company Clubit New introduced the smallest phone. On the presentation video, the Zanco Tiny T1 phone evokes a smile of emotion, from those who see it for the first time. The size of the baby does not exceed the size of the flash drive and fits easily in the palm of your hand

Apple has locked the iPad user for 47 years

Tablet user Reddit under the name BadBurrito78 was blocked by Apple for 47 years. The owner of the gadget told about this on the Internet site. According to the tablet owner, he did not use the old iPad for about three years.

In the US, developing freight drones for long-distance shipping

The drone of Elroy Air was named Aluminum Falcon: it is being developed in San Francisco, counting on that it will be able to deliver up to 70 kg of cargo up to a distance of 300 km. The speed of the cargo drones will reach 160 kilometers per hour.

Huawei MateBook D notebooks received the eighth generation Intel Core chips

In laptop computers, Intel Core processors of the eighth generation of the Kaby Lake R family are used. Buyers will be able to choose between modifications with a quad-core chip Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U.

Qualcomm tests Snapdragon 670

Qualcomm is testing a new chipset Snapdragon 670. This is reported by an insider Roland Kuand. According to him, the company is testing the chip on a smartphone with 4 or 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and also cameras at 22.6 and 13 MP.

Frameless smartphones Oppo A75 and A75s presented officially

As expected, today Oppo company introduced Oppo A75 and A75s smartphones, which received a fashionable frameless design with a display almost in the entire front panel and a 20 megapixel front camera.

“Aladdin RD” presented a new version of “Single Client JaCarta” 2.11

“Aladdin RD” reported about the release of a new version of the software package (PC) “Single Client JaCarta” 2.11 for setting up USB-tokens and smart cards JaCarta, including new devices of the JaCarta-2 line of GOST, and eToken.PK ” Single JaCarta Client »combines all necessary tools for setting up and working with USB tokens and smart cards of the JaCarta family, as well as eToken devices, including eToken GOST, eToken PRO (Java) and eToken Anywhere.

In the Cloud Mail.Ru appeared protection from thieves

The Mail.Ru team has added a new function to the next version of its mobile application, Mail.Ru Cloud, which will help protect gadgets from theft, or rather, identify an attacker. Now when setting the PIN code in the application, the user can activate the “Photo on failed login” function.

WhatsApp with the new lock feature

Or, for example, you want to block a friend for one night, which for some reason they gave their phone number and now regret it. Sometimes you even want to block your friends, so that they do not write after the quarrel. As you know, to lock you just need to press a couple of keys.

SCIENCE AND COSMOS

For songbirds, foster fathers proved to be more important than relatives

Singing birds can learn singing from foster parents, despite the genetic predisposition to copy the singing of fathers. The results of the study of American biologists are published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scientists will grow corals that are resistant to global warming

As a result of global warming, the acidity of the water increases, which has a negative effect on the state of the reefs. According to the forecasts of some experts, by 2050 corals completely disappear from the oceanic depths

Scientists have found in the brain “voice determinant”

The results of the study showed that those who had previously experienced traumas or pathologies of the right temporal or posterior part of the brain were the most difficult to identify the voice. Scientists concluded that the most important site for voice recognition is the upper temporal groove.

Fructose was converted into a microporous drug delivery material

In addition to improving the drugs themselves, scientists are also developing better means of delivering them, for example, point-to-point delivery to specific organs. They use materials or devices that release the drug only under certain conditions

In the forests of the Amazon, scientists found the first hybrid species of birds

Researchers from the University of Toronto opened the first, in their opinion, a hybrid among birds. Experts during expeditions collected in the forests of Brazil feathers of pipers and other traces of these birds. From these samples, they extracted genetic material

Scientists have created a neural network-psychic

Specialists working in the United States at Carnegie Mellon University have created a neural network capable of predicting a person’s words. For this purpose, they used the technology of data storage and processing. The main element of the scientific breakthrough was the so-called memristors.

Baidu will build a city with artificial intelligence near Beijing

Chinese company Baidu is going to build an “environmentally conscious” city in a hundred kilometers of the mouth of Beijing. Baidu intends to take an active part in the implementation of the town-planning project, the leading place in which will occupy the creation and application of artificial intelligence mechanisms

Scientists have created the perfect medicine for HIV

Molecular biologists from the University of Yale in the United States have developed a super-effective drug that suppresses the enzyme that helps HIV to integrate itself into the cellular structure of DNA, and protected it with mice from infection, according to an article published in the journal PNAS.

Russia put the first communications satellite of Angola into the calculated orbit

Launch vehicle Zenit-3F with the Fregat upper stage, launched on December 26 from Baikonur, brought the first national communications satellite of Angola AngoSat-1 to the calculated orbit, a representative of Roskosmos told RIA Novosti. “There is a satellite compartment from the upper stage,” the source said.

Shifts of stars will point to gravitational waves

Scientists from Great Britain have proposed a method by which it is possible to compress large data sets about the position of stars and extract wave parameters from them practically without loss of accuracy. The work is accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters, the preprint of the article is posted on arXiv.org

Dark photons violate the Landau-Yang theorem

The Landau-Young theorem, which forbids massive particles with a single spin (for example, a Z-boson) to decay into two photons, can be violated. To do this, we must assume that there are “dark” photons that interact differently with the fermions of the Standard Model.

Physicists have followed the dynamics of hydrogen bonds in water using an X-ray

Using the proposed method, it was possible to follow the dynamics of the hydrogen bond structure and explain some of the fundamental properties of water, in particular its viscosity, scientists in Science Advances report.

Astronauts of the new ISS crew are preparing for spacewalk

Members of the new ISS-56 crew in the Cosmonaut Training Center are training to go to outer space to install ICARUS experiment equipment on the outer surface of the station to study wildlife migrations, the exit itself may take place after May 2018, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GTC) .

AUTO

Reception of orders in Russia fastback Kia Stinger 2018 has begun

In Russia, Kia dealers announced a preliminary receipt of applications for Fastbuster Stinger, which will cost from 1,990,000 rubles

In Russia, because of the fuel pipes recall the crossovers Peugeot 3008

On the crossover Peugeot 3008 will be free of charge inspection of the fuel pipes and, depending on their condition, the installation of an additional protective braiding or their replacement.

Crossover BMW X3 M will receive a 480-horsepower motor

Insider sources laid out the main technical characteristics of the updated charged crossover BMW X3 M. According to their data, the engine line of the novelty will be presented by a 3-liter 480-hp turbocharged engine.

Audi recalls cars in Russia because of the threat of fire

In total, 1,880 cars Audi A4, A5 and Q5, sold in Russia from 2011 to 2016 will be recalled. Due to the defect of the additional heating element in the climate control system, it is possible to reflow contacts, smoke and even fire in the car’s interior.

Restyled SUV Isuzu MU-X 2018 goes on sale

The company Isuzu began selling an updated SUV MU-X. Machines of the 2018 model year can already be ordered from official Chinese dealers.

Lifan spoke about new products for Russia in 2018

The Chinese company Lifan is going to bring several new products to Russia in the next round. So, in the spring of 2018, customers will be offered a new generation of the X60 crossover. The car will be sold under the name X70 and will receive a new platform and a motor.

Also in the plans of the campaign to start Russian sales of the renewed compact crossover Lifan X50. Restyling version will get a completely new interior and exterior – the body parameters will also change.

Compact crossover Audi Q2 released in an extended version

Crossover Audi Q2 received an extended version, the model is called Q2L. The main difference of the car from the serial model is a more spacious interior, the compact car is designed for the Chinese market.

Minpromtorg RF subsidizes the cost of cars on liquefied gas

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is preparing a project that will provide subsidies for cars using liquefied gas as fuel. Denis Manturov said that the agency will be interested in producers and potential buyers.

Company Roewe released an electric crossover Marvel X

The company Roewe presented a new electric car parker, which was named Marvel X. The dimensions of the car are 4678x1919x1616 mm, and the distance between the axles is 2,800 mm. The weight of the car will be 1,759 kilograms.

Algeria sent 20 thousand bodies Renault Logan produced AvtoVAZ

The project for the export of welded and painted bodies for cars Renault Logan in Algeria started in December 2016. The bodies were produced at AvtoVAZ (Togliatti) plant in accordance with the global quality standards of Renault.

Rally Lada Vesta Rally Sprint will receive an unusually powerful engine

On the outside of the Lada Vesta Rally Sprint is a spoiler, as well as overlays for wheel arches and a bumper of a significantly modified shape. The heart of the car will be a 1.6-liter engine with 149 “horses”, which is the most powerful in the series.

Mahindra prepares for the premiere 9-seater crossover TUV300 Plus

As it became known, the novelty is the 9-seat version of the TUV300 crossover, which will receive a prefix to the name Plus. This modification differs from an ordinary crossover with an enlarged rear overhang, as well as an unpainted front and rear bumpers.

Hatchback Veloster of the new generation

The official premiere of which is expected at the international auto show in the American Detroit in mid-January 2018.

The range of engines of the new Veloster will include the basic two-liter 163-hp atmospheric unit, and the Turbo-version will receive a 1.6-liter supercharged “four” from the Elantra GT with a capacity of about 200 horsepower, which can work with a six-speed manual transmission, or with a seven-band “robot “with two clutches

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