10 Jan, 2018

The nuclear program will not be discussed

North Korea, after the first official talks with South Korea for more than two years, stated that it will not use them to discuss the nuclear program, as Pyongyang affirms that this program does not pose a threat to “fraternal” peoples, Reuters reports.

“All our weapons, including atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs and ballistic missiles, are aimed only at the US, not our brothers, China and Russia,” said Pyongyang Gyeong, chief negotiator from Pyongyang, chairman of the Korean Peace Committee.

In a joint statement after 11 hours of negotiations, the decision was confirmed to send North Korean athletes to the Olympics in Pyeongchang, but Pyongyang remained dissatisfied with the proposal to resume talks on the DPRK nuclear program.

President of the United States Donald Trump plans to announce the sending of an American delegation to the Winter Olympic Games in the near future, said a representative of the National Security Council of the White House.

Briefly about the main thing …

POLICY

Ecuador plans to deny asylum Julian Assange

The government is tired of Assange’s five-year stay at the country’s embassy in London and intends to evict the detained guest. The authorities of Ecuador are looking for a possible intermediary to reach an agreement with the British authorities regarding the founder of WikiLeaks

President of South Korea announced his readiness to meet with the head of the DPRK

South Korean President Mun Zhe Ying said he was ready to hold talks with the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong Ne

Washington will present ideas on tightening anti-Russian sanctions

The US State Department will develop its proposals to tighten anti-Russian sanctions by the end of January. This was stated at a briefing for journalists by the US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Relations Stephen Goldstein.

Seoul and Pyongyang decided to resume negotiations in different areas

Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to resume high-level talks in various areas to improve relations between the DPRK and South Korea, the agency Ryohap reports from Seoul. According to him, the agreement was reached on Tuesday at a meeting of high-ranking representatives of the two Korean states.

White House: Trump will go to Davos for the World Economic Forum

Donald Trump will become the second-ever President of the United States to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Before it, Bill Clinton, who visited the forum on January 29, 2000, did it. The participation of Trump was confirmed by the press-secretary of the White House, Sarah Sanders, Tass reports.

The Washington authorities named Nemtsov Square in front of the Russian Embassy

Earlier, Russia’s ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said that the Russian side would be satisfied with any decision to rename the street in Washington, on which the Russian embassy is located, including in honor of Boris Nemtsov. Boris Nemtsov was killed in the center of Moscow on the night of February 28, 2015

The Minister of Defense and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland were dismissed

The head of the Polish government, Mateusz Moravetski, dismissed Foreign Minister Vitold Vashchikovsky and Minister of National Defense Antony Macherevich.

Trump’s medical program did not include a psychiatrist

Traditional annual medical examination of US President Donald Trump does not include a visit to a psychiatrist, said White House deputy spokesman Hogan Guidli. Political opponents of Trump constantly talk about his mental instability and, accordingly, the inability to be the head of state.

Sands described when Putin’s election headquarters will be formed

The pre-election headquarters of Vladimir Putin, who is on his way to the upcoming elections of the Russian president as a self-promoted, will start working in the near future, said Dmitry Peskov, the presidential press secretary

The head of the Ministry of Finance of France proposed the Russian “maneuver” within the framework of the sanctions mechanism

The Minister of Economy and Finance of France, Bruno Le Mair, hopes for a partial cancellation of the Russian food fact.

Donald Trump forgot the words of the US anthem

US President Donald Trump could not perform the national anthem “Banner of Stars” at the university football championship in Atlanta.

Official of US Justice Department dismissed for meeting with authors of dossier on Trump

The official was demoted because of the concealment of information about contacts with the compiler of the dossier on the country’s leader Donald Trump. Tass citing Fox News notes that the agency will give permission for the appearance of Ora in the special committee for intelligence of the House of Representatives of the US Congress

The Parliament of Catalonia appealed against the actions of Madrid

The Parliament of Catalonia appealed to the Constitutional Court of Spain with a request to recognize as unconstitutional the application of Madrid Article 155 of the Constitution, which allowed him to remove from power the Generalitat and take over the management of the region.

Foreign Minister of Germany said the need to stop the influx of migrants

German Foreign Minister Zigmar Gabriel said at a conference in Brussels that the EU countries can not cope with the consequences of the migration crisis that began in 2015.
In the years to come, we must overcome internal differences and make the EU a major international player. – Sigmar Gabriel, German politician

Russia can mediate in the talks between the DPRK and South Korea

Russia can mediate in the negotiations between North and South Korea. As the correspondent of BakuToday reported on January 9, the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky (LDPR)

ARMY AND WEAPONS

US reconnaissance aircraft circled over Khmeimim during the attack of drones

The American reconnaissance aircraft monitored the attack of drones on Russian military targets in Syria, the Defense Ministry reported. “Poseidon” more than four hours at an altitude of seven thousand meters was barraging over the Mediterranean Sea between Khmeimim and Tartus.

The United States is creating a new nuclear warhead to deter Russia

A new nuclear charge will help to restrain the hypothetical aggression of Russia or North Korea, the American side suggests, the “360” TV channel reports. The warheads of low power will be installed on the modified underwater basing missiles Trident D5.

In the US, compared a possible war in Korea with the “Game of Thrones”

The war on the Korean peninsula can be compared to the popular TV series “The Game of Thrones”. This opinion was expressed by the commander of the Marine Corps of the US Armed Forces, General Robert Neller

New division S-400 will take control of the border with Ukraine

The S-400 air defense system will take control of the airspace over Chonggar and Armenian, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the source. The first division of the SAM deployed in the area of Feodosia in the spring of last year, the second S-400 complex “Triumph” will put on alert duty on January 12.

The State Department approved the delivery of Japan SM-3 interceptor missiles for $ 133 million

The US State Department approved a deal for the sale of Japan interceptor missiles for the ABM system. The American diplomatic mission adopted an affirmative decision on the US arms deal with Japan, which provides for the sale of four interceptor missiles destined for the ABM system

North Korea: North Korean weapons are not aimed at China and Russia

“The weapons of North Korea are intended only for the United States,” he said, stressing that it is not aimed at North Korean brothers – China or Russia

The US sent three strategic bombers to Europe

All three B-52Hs are part of the 5th Bomber Air Force wing of the US Air Force, based at the Minot airbase in the US state of North Dakota. It is not known about the immediate goals and tasks of the US Air Force’s strategic airlift to Europe.

North Korea and South Korea will restore the emergency communication line between the military

The DPRK has already completed technical work to launch the line, it will be able to function fully from January 10, representatives of Pyongyang informed. The work of the emergency communication line was suspended at the initiative of the DPRK in response to Seoul’s decision to close the joint economic zone Kaesong.

Turkey will continue the operation “Shield of the Euphrates”

Operation “Shield of the Euphrates” in the Syrian cities of Afrin and Manbij continues. This was stated by the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The media called the group, involved in the attack of drones on Khemeymim

To the recent attack on the Russian military facilities in Syria with the help of drone can be involved militants group “Ahrar ash Sham” (the organization is banned in Russia). This is reported by the newspaper Kommersant, citing military sources

Israeli Air Force strikes with missiles on Syrian military targets

The Israeli Air Force carried out several missile strikes against Syrian military targets. This is reported by RIA Novosti referring to the statement of the command of the Syrian army. It is reported that the Syrian air defense forces managed to intercept several missiles and strike at one Israeli aircraft.

China will increase military presence in the Middle East

The Chinese authorities intend to increase the military presence in the Middle East. China plans to build a naval base next to the port in Pakistan’s Gwadar. This port is one of the main parts of the PRC President’s plan “One belt, one way”.

ECONOMY

The founder of Amazon became the richest businessman in history

The richest man in the world, according to Bloomberg, was the founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos. According to the publication, by early 2018, his fortune reached 105.1 billion dollars.

Nazarbayev advocated the creation of the digital age industry

The President noted that the era of “oil abundance” is coming to an end and the country needs a new quality of development. “The most important issue is the development of its own ecosystem of developers of digital and other innovative solutions,” he added.

Chapter JP Morgan regrets that he called bitcoin fraud

In September, during a banking conference, Dimon called bitcoin fraud and said that the hype around the crypto currency is worse than the “tulip fever” in Holland. In his opinion, the crypto-currency bubble will inevitably burst sooner or later.

Now, an influential banker said in an interview with Fox Business that he “regrets what he said earlier.”

Despite his skeptical attitude towards bitcoin, he is inclined to separate the crypto-currency from the blockade, which he regards as “real” technology.

Medvedev approved the standards for the recycling of goods and packaging until 2020

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed two orders introducing norms for the recycling of goods and packaging after the loss of their consumer properties. This is reported by the press service of the Cabinet.

“The standards are set taking into account their smooth increase to the level stimulating full-scale processing,” the government website said. Innovations will be in effect from 2018 to 2020.

The general director of Uralmashzavod was removed from office prematurely

The Board of Directors of Uralmashzavod (Yekaterinburg) withdrew the company’s CEO Andrei Kuznetsov ahead of schedule. “He has already been found a worthy substitute …”

Bashneft applied for Alrosa’s gas assets

Bashneft (part of Rosneft) has filed a petition with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to participate in the auction for Alrosa’s gas assets, the TASS news agency reported citing a representative of Rosneft

Inflation in China in 2017 was 1.6%

The consumer price index (CPI) in China – the key indicator of the inflation rate – increased by 1.6% in 2017. As they say in a report published on Wednesday by the State Statistical Office of the People’s Republic of China, the growth rate decreased by 0.4% compared with 2016

The media reported on the supply of Russian gas to the US

French Engie will deliver a LNG cargo to Boston from the UK, which was brought there from the Yamal LNG project of NOVATEK. The reason for such a strange deal is a sharp rise in gas prices on the eastern coast of the United States. Because of the snow storm, they recently climbed to an unprecedented $ 6.3 thousand per 1,000 cubic meters

S & P again declared a default on bonds of Venezuela

International rating agency Standard & Poors (S & P) again downgraded Venezuela’s credit rating to the default level for one type of government bonds

Lukoil again raised gasoline prices

Recall that in December 2017 there was a significant increase in the cost of all brands of gasoline at the filling station Bashneft. The company increased fuel prices four times a month. The management of the oil companies explains this by the increase in wholesale fuel prices.

The currency reserves of China in December rose for the 11th month in a row

China’s foreign exchange reserves in December 2017 increased for the eleventh month in a row, ending the year with growth amid tightening measures to control capital flows by the country’s authorities.

Lukoil will look to Nigeria in earnest

The company is thinking of buying a stake in local projects from Petrobras LUKOIL can return to active work on the West African shelf by buying minority stakes in two large mining projects in Nigeria from the Brazilian Petrobras.

Massive new buildings in Moscow have risen in price for the year by 3%

The volume of supply for the number of apartments in the past year increased by 7.5%, on the sold pload – by 9.8%. Almost all newcomers released to the mass market belong to the comfort class

A vessel with coal from South Africa arrived in Odessa

In Odessa, the trading port Yuzhny for the first time in 2018 came a vessel with energy coal from South Africa, UNIAN reported January 9 with reference to the press service of the state enterprise MTP Yuzhny. From Africa for the Ukrainian holding DTEK 73 thousand tons of thermal coal have arrived.

The court in Holland confirmed the right of Russia to the brand of vodka “Stolichnaya”

It is reported that the court also ruled that the SPI registered in Luxembourg should stop selling stolichnaya vodka in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The rightful owner is the federal state enterprise “Sojuzplodoimport”.

The payment for burning associated gas in the Arctic fields for 2020-2030 is reduced 4 times

The Russian government has decided to reduce by four times the payment for the release of pollutants generated during the burning or dispersal of associated petroleum gas in offshore fields in the Arctic, the corresponding resolution was published on the website of the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Loading on the network of Russian Railways has grown by more than 3% per year

Loading on the network of the Russian Railways (RZD) in 2017 amounted to 1.26 billion tons, which is 3.2% more than in the previous year. This is reported on the website of RZD. As it became known, loading on the network of Russian Railways in December 2017 increased by 4.8%, to 110.2 million tons

Zinc went up to a maximum since 2007 against the background of a decline in metal reserves

The price of zinc on Tuesday rose to a maximum in 10 years against the background of a decline in global metal reserves. At the auctions in London, zinc went up by 0.4% – to $ 3,400 per ton, which is the maximum since 2007. The cost of zinc futures in China on Tuesday increased by 1.1% – to 26,350 yuan ($ 3,579) per ton.

Gazprom stopped buying pipes for Nord Stream-2

It was meant to expand the gas pipeline for gas supplies to the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, which Gazprom plans to put into operation in 2019. The length of the above-ground part of the project is 876 km, according to the canceled contracts, nearly 670 km of pipes were to be delivered.

Ukraine reduces gas imports because of the warm winter

Ukraine since early January 2018 has reduced the average daily import of natural gas by 16.2% compared to December last year – up to 25.8 million cubic meters. m. Interfax-Ukraine reports with reference to the data of PJSC “Ukrtransgas”.

The NBK has changed the rules for the daily fixing of the yuan

The People’s Bank of China (NBK, the Central Bank of the country) changed the rules for calculating the daily reference rate of the yuan, ceasing to take into account the “countercyclical factor”, Bloomberg reports with reference to informed sources.

ACCIDENTS

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred off the coast of Honduras

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred near the coast of Honduras on Wednesday night, the focus was in the Caribbean Sea, the US Geological Survey reported.

The head of the Chechen “Memorial” found drugs in the car

Law enforcers discovered marijuana in the car of the head of the Chechen branch of the human rights center “Memorial” Oyuba Titieva. The man is directed to medical examination. This was stated by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region.

In the US, a teacher was arrested after a salary complaint

It is noted that the teacher of English Daisa Hargrave at the school meeting did not act in accordance with the established procedure with a complaint about salaries, after which the representative of the authorities took the woman by the elbow and asked him to retire. “Do not,” Hargrave said, removing the policeman’s arm from her elbow.

In St. Petersburg, a man was convicted of anti-Christian enmity

A resident of St. Petersburg was found guilty of inciting hatred, as well as humiliation of the human dignity of a group of people on grounds of attitudes towards religion. It is about inciting hatred towards Christians using the Internet.

The chief doctor of the Krasnoyarsk perinatal center was suspected of corruption

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the chief doctor of the perinatal center, Andrei Pavlov, and the head nurse of the medical institution, Lydia Klitenkovich, were suspected of taking bribes during the conclusion of state contracts. This was reported in the press service of the regional department of the FSB, reports RIA Novosti

Returning from a New Year tree, a schoolboy beat a man to death

In Orenburg, a schoolboy returning from a New Year tree with his classmates beat up a stranger to death at a public transport stop. This was reported by the investigation department of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for the region. At the moment, the student is placed under house arrest.

The plane with malfunctions in electroconducting villages in Sheremetyevo

Passenger Boeing-737, flying from Yekaterinburg, landed safely in the capital Sheremetyevo because of malfunctions with electrical wiring. This was reported to Interfax by a source in emergency services.

One of the leaders of Hamas accidentally shot himself from personal weapons

“One of the leaders of Hamas, Imad al-Alami, was seriously wounded in the head with a bullet accidentally released from personal weapons,” the statement said on behalf of the press secretary of the Fawzi Barhoum movement. The accident, according to him, occurred when Al-Alami was checking weapons at home in the Gaza Strip.

A woman fired from the pneumatic cars and passers-by in the center of Moscow

“In the morning on Monday, the police received a message that on the street Litvina Sedogo, 2/13, page 3, building A inadequate woman is sitting in the car SsangYong and shoots on cars and passers by air pistol

In Italy and Germany arrested about 170 Mafiosi from the “ndrangety”

Almost 170 people were arrested in Italy and Germany in the fight against the mafia organization “ndrangeta” in the south of the Apennines, the Italian carabinieri said on Tuesday.

A resident of Yugra died, riding on a “croissant” fastened to the car

A resident of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug was killed riding on the street on a “cheesecake”, fastened to the car, said on Tuesday the regional traffic police department. The incident occurred on Monday evening in the city of Kogalym.

Spanish prisoner “rose from the dead” before the autopsy

Prisoner of one of the Spanish prisons, Gonzalo Montoya Jimenez suddenly “revived” before the showdown. This is reported by the newspaper La Voz de Galicia. The so-called miracle occurred at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, located in the penitentiary center in Asturias.

SOCIETY

The FIU explained the reasons for refusals to designate an insurance pension

Citizens of the Russian Federation are denied the appointment of an old-age insurance pension in the event that they lack the minimum length of service or accumulated pension points. This was reported by TASS in the press service of the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR)

The Russian government approved the rules of state support for families with children

The Russian government approved the rules for granting subsidies for reimbursement of lost income on mortgage loans to families with two and three children, the document was published on the website of the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Arkady Volozh and Boris Mintz bought the citizenship of Malta

A representative of Polyus confirmed RBC’s availability of Maltese citizenship in Grachev, but declined to comment on other comments. The Russians listed on the list received Maltese passports, becoming participants in the program “Citizenship in exchange for investment”, operating in Malta since the end of 2013.

Catherine Deneuve advocated the right of men to “molest women”

Actress Catherine Deneuve and another 100 famous French women condemned the campaign against sexual harassment, spread as a result of the scandal and accusations surrounding the film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Minstroy will require management companies to disclose the structure of utility tariffs

The Ministry of Construction and Housing has prepared amendments to the legislation, which will oblige the management companies to warn house tenants in advance about the increase in prices for utilities and to disclose the structure of tariffs. The text of the relevant document is available to Izvestiya

State servicemen were allowed not to indicate in the certificate of income the Crypto currency

This year, for the first time, crypto-currencies were mentioned in the document, the newspaper Izvestia writes. Officials were allowed not to declare virtual currencies, but if relatives or friends gave real money to a government official, this must be reflected in the certificate

Medvedev appointed Mutko to a new position

Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was appointed head of the organizing committee for the preparation of the 23rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The event will be held in St. Petersburg in 2019.

Nazarbayev noted the importance of the Russian language in Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that a clear timetable for switching to the Latin alphabet before 2025 at all levels of education should be determined, but knowledge of the Russian language in the country remains important.

Violations of traffic rules will result in penalty fines

The package of amendments, which affects the interests of car owners, intends to adopt the State Duma in the spring session. Among the initiatives are the introduction of fines for dangerous driving, a point system for violators of the Road Traffic Rules, as well as a simplified punishment procedure for drivers whose misconduct on the road a video camera recorded. Also, the deputies intend to legalize the online sale of medicines and protect fighters against corruption from the pressure of employers. The plan of legislative activity is planned to be approved at today’s plenary meeting of the State Duma.

Russian cottagers will be screwed up with nuts

Since January 1, 2018, the ban on the disposal of land plots, information on which is not available in the unified state register of real estate (EGRN), has come into effect. This is reported by the “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”

Now, in order to perform any operations with the site, the owner must apply to the cadastral engineer who will conduct the land survey procedure. This requirement now extends to the plots for personal subsidiary, summer cottage management, truck farming, horticulture, individual garage or individual housing construction.

Putin signed the abrogating term “economy class housing” law

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law abolishing the term “economy class housing.” This is reported on the Kremlin website

In the State Duma created a group to study deputy conflicts of interest

The Council of the State Duma decided to create a working group connected with conflicts of interests of deputies. This was stated by the speaker of the lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin.

The reason for this was the discussion of topics related to conflicts of interest that concerned our colleagues, and an understanding of what is the imperfection of the law. In this regard, we believe it would be right to gather all professionals to find solutions. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

Who forms the basis of the “administrative body” of Russia

Teacher UrFU Konstantin Yurchenko during the lecture titled “Why students will lead the economy out of the crisis” called the Russians born in 1965-1975 “evil”, as they “are good at lying, attributing other people’s services and substituting.”

In his opinion, these people, having received an education just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, turned out to be “unnecessary” and began to adapt – “rob, kill, deceive, lie, corrupt.”
Now, I’m sure, Yurchenko, they form the backbone of the “managerial corps” of Russia.

For 101 kilometers

The Moscow authorities decided to reduce the crime rate in the capital with the help of a renovation program, told RBC two sources in the mayor’s office.
Authorities analyzed the criminogenic map of Moscow and found out that “five-story blocks cover the entire city in crime,” that is, by the number of crimes committed by their residents, the low social status of residents and so on.

The fact is that low-income housing is in Khrushchevka, and consequently, the proportion of residents of “low social status”, including alcoholics, is higher, the official says.
If you move people to new big houses and well-maintained areas, it will “dilute the environment”, and the level of delinquency will decrease, according to the mayor’s office

37% of Russians believe that the worst times ahead

The index of social assessments relative to the situation in the country in 2017 increased to 51 points in November and stopped at 50 points in December. Meanwhile, more than a third of respondents said that the worst times are still ahead (37%). 34% of respondents believe that everything bad is left behind (34%)

SHOW BUSINESS

More than 2.5 million Russians took part in Christmas services

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, about 11,000 Christmas services were held in churches throughout Russia. According to the ministry, more than 2.5 million people took part in the night services. This is less than 2% of Russians …

Model from Kazakhstan complained of threats from his wife Arshavin

Kazakhstan model is going to file for Arshavin’s wife in court because of threats in his address

“I promised to cut off my fingers, put drugs and put them on”: Kazakhstan model announced threats from his wife Arshavin

On December 28, a video appeared with the participation of Arshavin and me. I do not know who published it, but after a few minutes Kazmina wrote me a message with a demand to clarify what is happening on the record

Sister Kim Kardashian Kendall Jenner urged not to be ashamed of acne

The American model of Kendall Jenner in the social network Twitter encourages its followers not to be ashamed of acne and other skin imperfections. A participant in the Kardashian Family reality show, Sister Kim Kardashian, recently appeared with traces of acne on her face and carefully applied makeup.

Sergei Shnurov for the sake of the experiment for a short time refused to cigarettes

As a traveler, the musician decided to experiment and stopped smoking, but these victims only for a couple of days. According to Shnurov, he is comfortable enough without cigarettes. I want to add that the TV presenter is a passionate smoker and never kept silent about his addiction.

Rose McGowan called false the movement of colleagues against harassment

Actress Rose McGowan, one of the first to protest against producer Harvey Weinstein, called fake the movement of colleagues against sexual harassment, reports The Daily Beast. It’s about the Time’s Up project, which involves many celebrities.

The family Versace called the series about the murder of the designer fiction

The family of Gianni Versace broke the silence about the series “The Murder of Gianni Versace: The American History of Crimes” on the eve of the release on the screens of the second season, reports the Page Six

The actress from the “Dance Fever” supported the victims of sex violence

Actress Bella Thorn of the popular American TV series “Dance Fever” at Disney Channel supported Hollywood stars who were sexually harassed, and claimed that she herself was such a victim.

Zvyagintsev’s film “Dislike” was included in the list of BAFTA nominees

The film by Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev “Nelyubov” was included in the list of nominees for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in the category “Best Foreign Language Film”. This was reported on Tuesday by the BAFTA website

Anastasia Volochkova again publicly spread her legs

Ballerina Anastasia Volochkova continues her New Year holidays in the Maldives, where she traditionally went to the cold season. At the same time, the celebrity again opened her legs publicly so that the fans did not forget what her twine looks like.

Head of the Russian Defense Ministry Shoigu awarded the winners of the contest “New Star”

According to a report by the Russian Defense Ministry, awarding the winners of the vocal competition, in which participants can compete in different styles from ethnics to blues, took place in the Atrium of the National Center for Defense Management of Russia.

The festival of sacred music will be held in the House of Music

Moscow Christmas Festival of Sacred Music will be held January 11 at the Moscow International House of Music. The event is held for the eighth time. The program declares spiritual music for the texts of the psalms.

The Blagoveshchensky court forbade the song “Kill the Cosmonauts”

The Ministry of Justice of Russia contributed the text of the song “Kill the Cosmonauts” of the group “The Ensemble of Christ the Savior and Mother of the Cheese Earth” to the register of extremist materials, RAPSI reports. This decision was taken on December 29, 2017 on the basis of the definition of the Annunciation City Court of the Amur Region

Album Ed Shirana topped the TOP-10 best-selling records in the world

Service Buzz Angle Music presented the ratings of sales of records on the world market. The leading position was taken by Ed Sheeran with the album Divide. The English singer managed to sell 2.6 million copies of his work

Muscovites will show rare photos of Chanel and Monroe

Rare photos of actress Marilyn Monroe and fashion designer Coco Chanel will be shown at the exhibition of works by photographer Douglas Kirkland called “Behind the Scenes”. The exposition will open on January 17 at the Moscow Center for Photography of the Lumiere Brothers. This is reported on the website of the mayor of the capital.

Larisa Guzeeva told how she managed to stop drinking

The famous presenter of the First Channel, Larisa Guzeeva, spoke frankly about her problems with alcohol. The star of the show “Let’s get married!” Told me that I really suffered for about 8 years as a pernicious habit, which I could not get rid of.

BG and Aquarium will bring the anniversary program “45” to Voronezh

“Father of Russian Rock” Boris Grebenshchikov and “Aquarium” will perform on the stage of the Event Hall of the City Park “Grad” with the anniversary concert “45” on February 9 at 19:00. Last year, Aquarium was 45 years old.

At the railway stations in Krasnoyarsk there will be concerts

In the framework of the XII Winter Surikov Festival of Arts concerts will be held at the stations of the city railroad route of the capital of the region.

Disney again criticized the white actors in the film “Aladdin”

The creators of the film “Aladdin” were criticized by potential viewers for intending to involve in the project a lot of make-up white actors, this was reported on January 8 by the AV Club portal

Dress Catherine Zeta-Jones compared with a bathrobe

The user with the nickname vargagirl77 noted that in such a dress an actress is indecent to appear in the same room with her 100-year-old father-in-law Kirk Douglas, and added that the dress of Zeta-Jones is reminiscent of a “swimsuit under a quaint bathrobe”.

Gillian Anderson received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood

American actress Gillian Lee Anderson, known for the series “X-Files”, received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.

“Brilliant” answered “dust”: Panin sharply spoke to Galkin

Alex Panin took advantage of the post in his microblog to appeal to Galkin and other haters. The artist stressed that the diamond will always remain a diamond, even if it falls into the mud, and the dust will also remain itself, although it will rise to the sky

Ensemble of the Black Sea Fleet toured Spain and Portugal

The first double concert of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Black Sea Fleet was held in Barcelona on the central concert site of Catalonia Auditori de Barselona.

TRAVELS

Rosturizm warned of the danger of avalanches in Switzerland

“Rostourism encourages Russian tourists in Switzerland to take into account the meteorological situation, closely monitor the weather forecast, observe personal security measures,” the ministry said. It is also recommended to follow the advice of local authorities.

In the Vladimir region appeared online guide

In the Vladimir region appeared online guide. A free mobile guide is already available for download on Google Play.

Iglu-hotel in Kamchatka style appeared in Sochi

On New Year’s holidays in Sochi on Krasnaya Polyana an iglu-hotel was opened in the “Kamchatka style”. He began work in the mountain-tourist center on the Psekhako plateau, where on Jan. 4 the ethno hotel hosted the first guests for the night

In North Ossetia will create the first tourist information center

The first information center in North Ossetia will open in 2018. There tourists can get information about the sights of the region and book excursions. As reported by the TASS in the Republican Committee for Tourism, the Tourist Information Center (TIC) is planned to open in Vladikavkaz.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Kodak has announced the creation of its own crypto currency

The company Kodak announced its desire to create its own crypto currency. Already at the end of January, the manufacturer of photo equipment will launch a block-platform. It will become a kind of register of property rights to pictures.

Computers with Windows stopped turning on after the Microsoft patch

The owners of computers based on the AMD processor complain massively that their devices stopped downloading. The reason for this was the next Windows update, reports The Verge. Microsoft released a new patch that was designed to protect users from the vulnerabilities Meltdown and Specter

The smallest flash drive on 1 TB was presented at the exhibition in Las Vegas

This year, SanDisk showed a USB drive, which can easily accommodate up to one terabyte of data. This flash drive is much smaller in size than its main competitor – a drive from the company Kingston, which can accommodate half the presented novelty.

Google combined its payment services under the Google Pay brand

Google Corp. has integrated payment services Android Pay and Google Wallet, as well as several other applications under the Google Pay brand, according to the company’s blog.

CES 2018: a smart spin is presented for 57 thousand rubles

At the CES 2018 in Las Vegas, presented an “intellectual corkscrew”, designed to open bottles of wine. The device is called the Coravin Model Eleven. A distinctive feature of the device is that the plug is not removed from the container

Facebook closes the virtual assistant project M

The assistant will finish work on January 19, 2018, writes The Verge. The peculiarity of the text assistant M was that at some time, instead of a virtual assistant with a person, a person could talk. Facebook used employees when AI could not cope with the problem.

Experts found a mining program that sent income to the DPRK

Specialists of the company AlienVault found a special virus program that ran the crypto currency Monero. However, the most interesting was that the income from this activity went directly to North Korea, RIA Novosti reported.

Developers have created a neural network for changing faces in porn videos

The network has a new neural network FakeApp, allowing you to change the faces of people in porn videos. The desktop version of the program was developed by the author of fake videos with actresses Scarlett Johansson and Gal Gadot Alex Shampanard.

Xiaomi will release the standalone VR-helmet Oculus Go

Representatives of the Facebook company, which owns the Oculus company, during the CES 2018 exhibition reported on the close work with the specialists of Xiaomi. Specialists are engaged in joint work on the release of the already announced helmet of virtual reality.

All Samsung gadgets in 2020 will get artificial intelligence

All devices South Korean company Samsung 2020 release will receive a connection to the “Internet of things” and artificial intelligence. This was stated by the head of the firm Ki Nam Kim at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The firm plans to improve artificial intelligence in the company’s voice assistant Bixby.

The Voloftter Flying Taxi took off at CES 2018

Representatives of the flying taxi Volocopter showed a live flight of their own design at the CES 2018 in Las Vegas. He happened directly on the stage: the car was tied to the floor for safety, but it did not stop Volocopter from climbing and flying for a while

Novosibirsk physicists accelerated laptops with the help of a room collider

Novosibirsk physicists received a contract for the production of eight electron accelerators ELV-8 for a total of about $ 3 million. The Indian manufacturer of cables and wires Siechem will receive installations in April and November 2018, and then will order six more units by 2020.

KIA plans to connect all models to the Internet by 2030

South Korean automaker KIA at the presentation of one of its innovations at the CES-2018 in Las Vegas revealed plans to retrofit their cars.

THE SCIENCE

Scientists have discovered a virus that can kill brain cancer

The study involved patients suffering from aggressive forms of brain cancer. A few days before the surgery to remove the tumor, they injected intravenously the reovirus, which the scientists then found in all the remote tissues.

British physicists have created a humidity sensor based on graphene oxide

The device is based on graphene oxide, which has high flexibility, strength and ease. According to scientists, graphene is also able to conduct a good electric current. That’s why it was chosen as a base for creating a humidity sensor

Scientists: All living organisms are equally well adapted to survival

Biologists from the US and the UK claim that most live animals, from the elephant and to the bacteria, have equally high survival abilities. This is due to the phenomenon of energy transfer to the progeny – about 22 kJ per gram of body weight

Scientists found out how to identify a sick person by face

The results of the experiment showed that 62% of the people interviewed identified the sick people correctly. Scholars from Sweden conducted an experiment in which they found out that most people can determine if a person is sick or not, in his face.

Climatologists: El Nino flow melted glaciers in Antarctica

It turned out that the ice on the mainland began to melt under the influence of the El Niño Current, which was activated in the Pacific about two years ago. Thus, the flow of warm equatorial antiparasitic waters was directed towards the glaciers in West Antarctica

Soft actuators taught to work with fragile objects

American engineers have presented HASEL – a prototype of a class of soft actuators based on a liquid dielectric. Manipulators made using such technology are capable of lifting loads and even fragile objects without destroying them, according to an article published in the journal Science.

Scientists: The method of editing CRISPR genes may not work in humans

Scientists from the United States came to the conclusion that most people have immunity to genetic treatment using the CRISPR method. This is reported by MIT Technology Review. Scientists conducted a blood test from 22 newborns, as well as 12 adults.

Scientists have proven the origin of life on Earth from inanimate matter

The appearance of biological molecules can lead to the replacement of non-biological molecules in these fundamental reactions. It is noted that chemical processes have changed the nature of molecules, due to the fact that they remained unchanged over time.

A graphene battery in the phone can be charged in five seconds

Scientists want to use a cathode from a graphene film. This battery will work in the smartphone for 70 years, even if it is charged ten times a day. At the same time, you can charge the battery for two hours in just 5 seconds.

Scientists using the gravitational waves to calculate the age of the universe

Calculations of scientists have shown that the age of the universe is 11.9 – 15.7 billion years.

Scientists have come up with a pill that will replace colonoscopy

A group of scientists from Australia developed a pill that can completely replace colonoscopy. Sensitive electronics can diagnose intestinal diseases, and the resulting information can be sent to mobile phones using a special application

Scientists have found that ibuprofen promotes infertility in men

A popular analgesic and antipyretic agent ibuprofen can lead to infertility in men with regular admission. To such a conclusion came a group of scientists from Denmark who conducted an experiment involving men aged 18 to 35 years. They divided the volunteers into two groups.

Work at night increases the risk of cancer for women

Especially dangerous diseases were women who live in Europe and North America. Scientists attribute this to the congenital hormonal level of women of different races.

Alternative energy: when instead of windows – solar panels

Last years the media often publish news about solar batteries from perovskite, which, although still inferior to silicon in efficiency, but cheaper, and therefore they have good prospects in the area of housing and communal services. In Russia, the development of perovskite photocells is supported at the state level

AUTO

The Russian prices for the 7-seat crossover Lexus RX L

In the basic version, the crossover will cost from 3.8 million rubles, which is 586 thousand more than the usual version with the same list of equipment. In the most expensive complete set Lexus RX L have estimated in 4 537 000 rubles.

Fisker declassified the “killer” Tesla Model S with a power reserve of 640 km

At CES 2018, Fisker declassified the “killer” Tesla Model S with a power reserve of 640 km. The new electric car has a powerful electric motor, which can accelerate the car to 260 kilometers per hour.

The Tesla Model 3 electric car will arrive in Russia at the end of 2018

The range of the electric vehicle will reach 350 km. There is a possibility of pre-ordering, for which the deposit of the company should be paid 145 000 rubles. The collection of pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 began as early as 2016, when Tesla received 500,000 applications for an affordable sedan.

Budget Sedan Lifan Solano II with a new engine appeared in Russia

Lifan Solano II is now available with a new 1.8-liter engine with a power of 133 horsepower and how to find out the portal “Your Auto”, the new engine offers a variator and five-speed mechanics. Also on sale was the Solano II with a 1.5-liter 100-horsepower engine.

Showed the first render of the new budget crossover Renault

French machine engineers presented in the global network the first render of the new subcompact crossover Renault. The SUV belongs to the budget SUV segment. In February this year, India will host the Auto Expo 2018.

The web has a fresh photo of the versatile person Kia Ceed Sportswagon

In the open spaces of the Web, new photos of the Kia Ceed Sportswagon have been published next generation. The car got into the objectives of the photoshoots during testing on the roads in Germany.

The new crossover Datsun Cross was shown on the official video

Together with the video, the company announced the date of the presentation, which is scheduled for January 18 and will be held in Indonesia. This market will be the first in which sales start. The front of the compact crossover is made in the style of the concept GO-Cross.

At CES 2018 showed unmanned platform Toyota e-Palette

In Las Vegas, at the consumer electronics exhibition CES 2018, Japanese machinery manufacturers introduced the mobile platform Toyota e-Palette. It combines an unmanned machine, an electric car, a robotic shop, a mobile restaurant and so on.

CES presents the electric version of the supercar Chevrolet C8 Corvette

The novelty is made on the basis of the productive American supercar Chevrolet C8 Corvette, but the petrol engine was replaced by an all-electric power unit capable of accelerating the model to a maximum speed of 352 kilometers per hour.

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