22 Jan, 2019

The number of billionaires doubled

From 2017 to 2018, the condition of the poor half of humanity has decreased by 11%. And the total wealth of the richest over the past year increased by $ 900 billion, a record increase in history. Every two days a new billionaire appeared in the world, experts Oxfam say for the second year in a row.

The number of billionaires in the world over the past 10 years has doubled and in 2018 reached 2,208 people. Every day their wealth increases by $ 2.5 billion. At the same time, the total capital of the 26 richest people in the world is comparable to the total fortune of 3.8 billion people, who constitute the poorest half of humanity. This is stated in the report of the charitable organization Oxfam, prepared for the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The study also indicates that rich people and large corporations pay taxes at lower rates than ten years ago. The maximum tax rate on personal income in rich countries fell from 62% in 1970 to 38% in 2013. In poor countries, the average rate is 28%. In some countries, such as Brazil, 10% of the poorest strata of society pay a higher proportion of their income than the richest 10% in taxes, the report authors write

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In Russia, they will be fined for incorrectly indicating Crimea on the maps

In Russia, responsibility will be introduced for incorrect indication on the maps of the country’s territory, including the Crimea, Sergey Tsekov, senator from the republic, member of the international affairs committee of the Federation Council, shared with Izvestia. The corresponding bill will be considered in the next three months.

Kyodo called the condition of Japan to conclude a peace treaty with Russia

The head of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers, Shinzo Abe, is considering the possibility of concluding a peace treaty with Russia if he succeeds in obtaining guarantees of the transfer of the islands of Shikotan and Habomai to Japan. It is reported by the agency Kyodo, citing government sources.

 “They want the king”: Yushchenko declared the “love” of Russians to slavery

“Russians love slavery, they want a king, they don’t strive for democracy,” the ex-president of Ukraine Yushchenko said in an interview with the 112 TV channel, noting that Russians are “by nature”.

At the same time, the politician appealed to the statements of the Russian classic Alexei Tolstoy, who said that there were two Rus.

“One Kievskaya is all that is characteristic of Europe, it has. This is Russia, which created world culture. And there is Taiga Russia – here we are talking about this Russia, ”Yushchenko added.

Greek police applied gas at a rally against an agreement with Macedonia

Greek police opened tear gas on protesters opposing the Athens agreement with Skopje to change the name of the former Yugoslav Republic to Northern Macedonia

Groisman spoke about the four steps of Ukraine to non-volatility

According to the politician, Ukraine needs to increase domestic gas production, increase the energy efficiency of gas consumption, integrate the Ukrainian gas transmission system into the European market and protect citizens from market prices for energy resources through subsidies.

The head of Khakassia said that money stimulates officials to work better

The head of Khakassia, Valentin Konovalov, after a scandal with bonuses to officials, said that the regional authorities are not going to refuse bonus payments, but are looking for a transparent mechanism for their accrual, the republican government reports.

Trump’s lawyer talked about Trump Tower talks in Moscow

Negotiations on the construction of the Trump Tower in Moscow could take place until the fall of 2016, admitted Donald Trump’s attorney Rudolf Giuliani. “Perhaps, before October or November, before the elections, they could have talked about this,” said Juliani on NBC. Read in the source

It is understood that the discussions continued in 2016. Perhaps, until October or November, before the election, for sure, they could talk about it. – Rudolph Giuliani, American politician

Deputy Prime Minister of Italy proposed to introduce sanctions against France

Minister of Economy, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and the leader of the 5-Star Movement party, Luigi Di Mayo, suggested introducing sanctions against France in connection with the ongoing attempts of the Fifth Republic to colonize Africa, ANSA reported.

Russian sappers cleared 52 hectares of land in Laos

Russian sappers cleared 52 hectares of the territory of Laos from explosive objects. This was announced by the head of the Engineering Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Yuri Stavitsky in an interview with the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, published on Monday.

Russian security forces will receive 200 sets of rifles and systems to combat UAVs

In the first half of 2019, Russian law enforcement agencies and organizations will receive about 200 sets of Pishchal electronic guns and Ratnik multifunctional complexes to combat unmanned aerial vehicles, the Rostec state corporation’s press service told RIA Novosti.

ANO grouping claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Bogota

The radical left-wing rebel group “National Liberation Army” (ELN) claimed responsibility for the attack at the National Police Academy of Colombia in Bogota. This was reported on Monday by Agence France-Presse, with reference to the statement of the group.

Western Military District will receive new planes and helicopters

The military of the Western Military District awaits the arrival of about twenty airplanes and helicopters, among which will be Su-35S and Su-30SM fighters, as well as Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters and Mi-28 combat helicopters.

According to the source, all the equipment will be equipped with advanced missile-gun armament, communications equipment, fire control system and thermal imaging surveillance system.

Syrian Kurds are ready to join Syria as autonomy

To protect against Turkish attacks, the Syrian Kurds are ready to join the Syria as an autonomy, writes the British The Times. With such an unexpected offer, they are ready to appeal to President Bashar Assad. They are ready for such a step only after the withdrawal of American troops from Syria.

Traffic police oblige car owners to get state numbers at the place of residence

The traffic police intend to oblige to obtain license plates for cars in accordance with the registration of the owner, writes on January 21, “Kommersant”. It is noted that the corresponding changes are contained in the law “On State Registration of Vehicles”, which will enter into force on August 4, 2019.

A poor family with a large family was given an allowance of 47.5 rubles.

The Department of Social Protection of Taganrog issued a large poor family, in which only one parent, benefit in the amount of 47.5 rubles. This is reported by the local portal “Panorama”

In Russia will introduce automatic registration of birth and death

Currently, the registration of a person’s birth or death is being done either at the centers of public services (MFC) or at the civil registry offices. At the same time, citizens need to write a statement and attach a number of documents to it.

China’s population has grown to 1.395 billion people

In 2018, the population of China increased by 5.3 million people and amounted to 1.395 billion, RIA Novosti reports. According to the agency, in 2017, the population of China increased by 7.37 million people. As noted, this is evidenced by the data of the Chinese State Statistical Bureau.

State Duma deputies and senators were mailed trash

Krasnoyarsk activists collected parcels of trash and sent them to State Duma deputies and senators. They recorded a video and posted it on YouTube, trying to draw the attention of the authorities and the public to the problem of pollution of the city.

In Primorye, 22.5 thousand pigs will be destroyed due to a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease

22.5 thousand pigs are to be destroyed due to a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease, which was recorded in the Spassky municipal district of Primorye at the enterprise of the company “Mercy-Trade”. This was reported by TASS by the head of the municipal department of civil defense and emergency situations Eugene Brit.

Russians will be able to go on vacation at the expense of the employer

From January 1, 2019, when determining the income tax base, employers will take into account the expenses incurred by them to pay for travel packages within the Russian Federation for their employees and their family members to the extent of 50 thousand rubles per person per year.

Approved construction of the first section of the Supreme Council of Moscow-Kazan

The government approved the construction of the first section of the Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway (VSM), the newspaper Kommersant writes. The site will connect the railway near Moscow with the town of Gorokhovets in the Nizhny Novgorod region and will reduce the travel time to 2 hours 5 minutes

Suppliers are asking for new restrictions for retailers.

The practice of resale by retail chains to small shops of products received from manufacturers with a discount of up to 50% may cease. With such a request, suppliers turned to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.

Regions of the Russian Federation want to allow to conduct calculations in cryptocurrency

Businessmen of some regions of Russia can get the right to use cryptotools in financial transactions. The corresponding bill was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The business is discussing such an option at the RSPP site: it will allow the use of cryptocurrency and tokens to raise capital, as well as buy and sell assets under sanctions

The state will offer investors incentives for investment

The state will offer entrepreneurs additional benefits for investments. However, businessmen will have to invest at least 1 billion rubles in the project, indicated in the new draft law of the Ministry of Finance, which Izvestia has become familiar with.

RVK and Da Vinci Capital create a fund for startups worth 6 billion rubles

The Russian Venture Company (RVC) and the Da Vinci Capital Foundation are creating the Da Vinci Pre-IPO Tech Fund for investment in established startups planning to enter the stock exchange. About this “Vedomosti” told the representative of RVC and managing partner of Da Vinci Capital Oleg Zhelezko.

Developed a program for the development of small aircraft in the Russian Federation

In the next six years, the development of small aircraft in Russia will require more than 10 billion rubles, indicated in the draft program developed by the Strategy Partners Group and the Interregional Public Organization of Pilots and Citizens – Aircraft Owners (AOPA – Russia).

Bank “Trust” sells real estate assets for more than 30 billion rubles

Bank “Trust” began to sell real estate, which he inherited from banks that came under the control of the Bank of Russia, with a total value of more than 30 billion rubles, the Vedomosti newspaper reported on Monday

In 2018, the income of the Samruk-Kazyna Fund in Kazakhstan increased by 31%

At the end of 2018, the income of Kazakhstan’s national welfare fund Samruk-Kazyna from operating activities amounted to 8.3 trillion tenge ($ 21.9 billion), which is 31% more than in 2017. This was stated by the chairman of the board of the fund Akhmetzhan Yesimov, reports January 21 edition Tengrinews.kz.

Offshores tightened business requirements

According to the changes, now employees of the company must be located in the territory of the jurisdiction, their qualifications must correspond to the direction of the company, and the company must have an office and pay adequate salaries to the employees. It is noted that for companies already operating on the islands, there is a transition period. Violation of the new rules may result in a fine of $ 5 thousand and the exclusion of a company from the registry, and the owners of companies face criminal liability.

The reform was launched, in particular, by Bermuda, Cayman, the British Virgin Islands, as well as the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Maine, Mauritius, the Bahamas and Seychelles.

Investors leave Moscow offices

New areas are commissioned less and less. Rising cost of construction, borrowed funds, increased tax burden and operating costs make offices less and less interesting for investors.

The cost of developing the Northern Sea Route was estimated at 900 billion rubles

To implement the federal project “Northern Sea Route” during 2019-2024. require 905.6 billion rubles. This follows from the schedule developed by Rosmorrechflot, which will be discussed at a meeting at the agency on January 23 with interested parties, Kommersant reports.

Gas export increased in Kazakhstan

Exports in 2018 grew to 22 billion cubic meters and $ 1.7 billion. Russia became the main buyer of gas from Kazakhstan. She bought 7.8 billion cubic meters for $ 140 million. This is 61% more than in 2017.

Balmont’s correspondence and the work of Malevich will go under the hammer

The works of Kazimir Malevich, Alexei Venetsianov, the correspondence of Konstantin Balmont and another 400 lots worth 30 million rubles will be put up for auction. It is reported by the auction house “Litfond.”

Vladimir Tkachenko will go on tour with the Cutrenz orchestra

Viola player, soloist of the Buryat Philharmonic Vladimir Tkachenko will take part in the tour of one of the world’s best music orchestras Aeterna (Perm) under the direction of conductor Theodore Curzentzis, the press service of the Buryat Philharmonic said.

In Chelyabinsk, 15 times awarded the award “Bright Past”

At the theater drama them. Naum Orlova held the ceremony of the “Bright past” award. Nine Urals residents received the award, including sports, culture, the army and business. At the awards ceremony, which traditionally led by Oleg Mityaev and Marina Esipenko, all the laureates made declarations of love in their small homeland.

Ariana Grande accused of plagiarism and racism

As stated by Princess Nokia, the singer stole the lyrics of her song Mine. It is noted that rappers Soulja Boy and 2 Chainz also advanced their claims to Grande. They accused the singer of racism and theft of lyrics.

Krasovsky’s “Holiday” is back on YouTube

The movie “Holiday”, directed by Aleksey Krasovsky, removed from YouTube on the night of January 19-20, returned to video hosting. Now the film about the celebration of the New Year during the blockade is again available to viewers.

Krasovsky himself accompanied the return of the video with a comment that the reason for the blocking is unknown.

“It is known that it happened right after the first million views. There were no official complaints from the channel. Thanks to everyone who supported us, especially the media, now – as you can see – the film is again open for viewing. Perepost great power! The holiday has been saved! ”The director said.

The new trailer “Shazam” from the cinema universe DC

Warner Bros. and DC Films showed a new teaser trailer for the superhero action comedy “Shazam!”. The Russian premiere of the blockbuster with Zachary Levay in the title role is scheduled for April 4. There is a superhero inside each of us – just a little magic is needed to let him out.

Kevin Hart will play a major role in the film “Fatherhood”

Actor Kevin Hart, known for his comedic characters, in the dramatic film “Fatherhood” will play a fairly serious role. The film, directed by Paul Weitz, films the popular book by Matt Loughlin “Two Kisses for Maddy: Memoirs of Love and Loss”.

Inclusive rock festival will be held in Vladivostok

The festival will be attended by musicians with disabilities in health, novice performers, as well as local popular music groups. Note, the rock festival “Art-Integration” will be held at TKK “Underground” on February 9.

A celebration dedicated to Andrei Rublev took place in Rome

For the first time in the history of Christianity, in the Cathedral of Rome – the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Lateran Hill – a solemn event was held dedicated to the holy Russian Orthodox Church, an outstanding icon painter of the Moscow school Andrei Rublev.

Pope Francis launched the website, click and pray.

Pope Francis announced the launch of the site and applications Click to pray, which means “Click and pray” in Russian. The Pope presented his initiative in person at the traditional Sunday sermon. It is known that the Click to pray website is launched for the Day of Catholic Youth.

Released the second season trailer for “American Gods”

The book tells about the confrontation of the “Old” and “New” Gods in modern America. The premiere of the first season of the show, which consisted of eight episodes, took place on April 30, 2017

Irbis introduced a new low-cost frameless ultrabook

The frameless ultrabook in a thin aluminum Irbis NB245 case has a low-profile island-type keyboard and a bright 14-inch Full HD Full Lamination Screen with an IPS-matrix and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. For 16 990 rubles. (recommended retail price) the user will get fingerprint authorization using Windows Hello technology, a large touchpad and a keyboard backlight. Inside the device is a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 128 GB using MicroSD or up to 512 GB by connecting an additional SSD-drive (SSD slot M-2). In battery mode, the laptop can work up to 8 hours

Fujitsu introduced the Eternus LT140 tape storage system

Fujitsu introduced a new tape system, which creates the latest line of defense for companies that encounter extortionists and other malware.

Garmin has updated the line of navigators Drive

Garmin has announced the upgrade of the Garmin Drive product line with a new wave of portable navigation devices (PND) designed for motorists. The line is represented by models Garmin Drive 52, Garmin DriveSmart 55 and Garmin DriveSmart 65.

Xiaomi introduced smart curtains with a battery for $ 80

The company Xiaomi has introduced a new product on the platform to raise funds Youpin – Aqara Smart Curtain Motor. This is a new generation of smart window curtains.

Facebook will allow you to create political petitions

Facebook is preparing a new feature for the social network, called Community Actions (“Community Actions”). It will allow users to create online petitions to draw the attention of politicians to certain problems.

Uber is working on autonomous bikes and scooters

Autonomous bikes and scooters will allow the company to rely less on the human factor in charging vehicles. In addition, Uber bikes in this case will return to service faster and serve more orders.

In Russia, a VR helmet appeared that will suit the military

The Russian startup Deus for the first time created a virtual reality helmet (VR), which is fully assembled in our country. For now, these are pre-production models of Odin Pre’s VR glasses and the Horus Pre laser tracking system. Both solutions are compatible with the SteamVR platform and thousands of virtual reality applications from the Steam store and other sources, but Deus offers its own SDK and the unlimited scope of the monitored zone missing from the Valve platform by installing additional base stations. In Deus they say that the main “trick” of Odin Pre is the high resolution of the displays and the possibility of its use in the state and military sector (due to the production of devices in Russia).

New gravity antenna is preparing to enter service

The new KAGRA antenna as a whole is arranged like three others: it is an L-shaped tunnel, in each of the three-kilometer arms of which a laser beam moves between the mirrors. In the center is an interferometer that can accurately determine phase shifts between beams traveling in different directions.

A new method of recognition of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis pathogens has been developed.

Russian physicists and phthisiatricians have proposed a method for the rapid recognition of antibiotic-resistant single cells of mycobacteria — the causative agents of tuberculosis. The new method allows you to detect bacteria and determine their resistance to antibiotics, without destroying biological material.

Roscosmos will form a detachment of women-cosmonauts

The division will be formed from among the specialists of the rocket and space industry. On Sunday, January 20, a source in the rocket and space industry told TASS officials that Roskosmos will be engaged in the formation of a group of women astronauts

Russian satellite “Arktika-M” will be launched in June 2019

The first Russian satellite “Arktika-M” to monitor the weather and climate will go into Earth orbit in June 2019. This writes the RIA “News”, citing a source in the rocket and space industry. It is reported that there will be two such satellites.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket orbited a US intelligence satellite

The super-heavy launch vehicle Delta IV Heavy launched the satellite of the National Defense Intelligence Agency of the USA into orbit. This is reported by United Launch Alliance (ULA).

“Congratulations to our team and our partners on the successful delivery of an asset that is critical for future national security missions,” said Gary Wentz, vice president of government and commercial flight programs at the United Launch Alliance (ULA),

China will launch 90 satellites for the Argentine company

The Chinese company Great Wall Industry Corporation will launch 90 satellites into Earth orbit using Changzheng-6 launch vehicles. It is reported by the Central Television of China. The launch will take place as part of an agreement with the Argentine company Satellogi.

Six-wheeled Mercedes-Benz ML 6×4 for sale on eBay

On the online trading platform eBay appeared announcement of the sale of the car Mercedes ML 6×4. The cost of the vehicle is $ 25,760 (about 1,708,700 rubles). Thus, it may be the most affordable six-wheeled Mercedes-Benz.

Updated crossover Haval H6 Coupe 2019 appeared at dealers

The Great Wall company announced the start of sales of the updated Haval H6 Coupe 2019 model year crossover coupe. The first commodity cars have already reached the dealerships of official dealers of the brand in China.

Updated crossover Haval H6 Coupe 2019 appeared at dealers

The Great Wall company announced the start of sales of the updated Haval H6 Coupe 2019 model year crossover coupe. The first commodity cars have already reached the dealerships of official dealers of the brand in China.

Concept Ford Shelby GR-1 will go into production with the V8

Superformance will produce 325 copies of the Ford Shelby GR-1, but Stander said that they will first release from 100 to 200 copies of the Special Edition version, all aluminum, with the option of dyeing or polishing, like a concept.

The first copy of the new Toyota Supra was sold for 139 million rubles

New Toyota Supra is built on the same platform as the German BMW Z4 Roadster, and is equipped with a 3.0-liter Bavarian engine with 340 hp. and 500 Nm with 8-speed “automatic”. Acceleration to 100 km / h – 4.3 seconds. Maximum speed – 250 km / h.

Serial production of the new Toyota Supra for the European market will be established in the Austrian Graz (in the same place as the BMW Z4). The revived sports car will go on sale in the late summer of 2019, including in Russia, the truth about the trim levels and cost in our country is no information.

Presented copy of Lego Chevrolet Silverado Trail

The American company Chevrolet, in collaboration with the well-known brand Lego, completed the design of the model of the Silverado SUV, which is completely executed from the designer.

It is stated that to create a prototype of an American car, more than 334 parts were used here, which tied up a full-fledged project of a famous car. To carry out the work, about 18 employees took part, who carried out the direct assembly of the car from the designer’s parts. The premiere of the unique version was held at the exhibition in Detroit.

Roskomnadzor again massively blocks proxy for Telegram

Roskomnadzor has resumed active blocking of proxy servers for the Telegram messenger. According to the Escher II blocking tracking service, about two and a half thousand IP addresses for the messenger have been blocked since the beginning of the day on January 21

In Russia, initiated the first case of a new article of the Criminal Code

In Russia, for the first time, a criminal case was initiated under the new article of the Criminal Code – 284.1 (“The performance of an organization recognized as undesirable on the territory of Russia”). This was announced by the head of the International Human Rights Group “Agora” Pavel Chikov in his Telegram-channel.

According to the Telegram-channel “Pravozaschita Postcards”, a new article was filed against Anastasia Shevchenko, a member of the federal council of the movement from Rostov-on-Don.

The EU imposed sanctions against the leadership of the GRU because of the poisoning of Skripale

The Council of the European Union (EU) imposed sanctions against nine individuals and organizations in accordance with the new regime on chemical weapons. This is reported on the organization’s website. The sanctions list includes the head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (former GRU) Igor Kostyukov, as well as his deputy.

Putin instructed Kudrin to control efforts to implement national projects

 “I think that it will not be difficult for you to look at the effectiveness of the state’s efforts to achieve these goals,” the president said.

The Russian Federation’s accounting board will “more strictly” monitor the implementation of national projects and strategic goals, in particular, jointly with the implementers, discussing the reasons for their failures, said body chairman Alexei Kudrin at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Oleg Lyashko promoted to the presidency of the Ukrainian radicals

The “Radical Party of Ukraine” at the congress on Monday nominated its leader, Verkhovna Rada deputy Oleg Lyashko as a candidate for the presidency of the country, the press service of the party reported.

My program is overcoming poverty. Where to get money? The key one is the renewal of the economy. – Oleg Lyashko

The Prosecutor General’s Office sees no reason for the interrogation of Russians in the case of MH17

To date, no real evidence has been provided of the involvement of any Russian citizens in the Boeing tragedy. In this regard, there is no reason to interrogate any of our citizens in this case. – Nikolai Vinnichenko, Russian lawyer

Volodin spoke about the imbalance of the branches of government in the Constitution

State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said the need to expand the powers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in order to “eliminate the imbalance of the branches of government.” According to him, it would be advisable to amend the Constitution in order to expand the powers of parliament.

“This would allow eliminating a number of shortcomings of our Constitution, which, as the chairman of the Constitutional Court, and many other specialists, relate to the lack of proper balance in the system of checks and balances of branches of power, leaning in favor of the executive branch of power”, said Mr. Volodin.

Russian Navy escorts US destroyers entering the Baltic Sea

The forces of the Baltic Fleet took to escort the US warships that entered the southern part of the Baltic Sea. This was announced by the National Center for Defense Management of Russia.

Klimkin will lead the delegation of Ukraine in negotiations with Russia on gas

The Ukrainian delegation at the trilateral gas negotiations with Russia and the European Union will be led by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin. This was stated in the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

Russia will complete the tests of the first combat exoskeleton until 2020

A senior researcher at the Central Research Testing Institute of the Engineering Forces named after D. M. Karbyshev spoke about the launch of state tests of the first passive exoskeleton, which should be completed by 2020.

Russia and Egypt will hold the first joint defense exercises in the fall

Within two weeks, servicemen of the Southern Military District as part of the air defense units at the training ground of the tactical center of the Egyptian Air Defense Forces will complete combat training tasks. Combat shooting will hold a mixed calculations of air defense, consisting of Russian and Egyptian military.

Russia urged Norway to dialogue about GPS interference

The Russian diplomatic mission believes that Norway is not ready to conduct a professional dialogue in connection with GPS interference in the northern part of the Scandinavian country

India will buy over 3,000 anti-tank missiles from France

India plans to buy from France more than 3,000 Milan 2T anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) to meet the army’s needs, ANI reported on Monday, citing an informed source in the South Asian Defense Ministry

Chinese authorities have confirmed the birth of genetically modified children

Summing up the preliminary results of their investigation, the Chinese authorities stated that they were able to confirm the birth of two twin girls with the edited DNA and the pregnancy of another woman who also participated in the experiment of a scientist named He Jiankui.

Germany deported a record number of refugees to EU countries

According to the newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, the authorities of Germany in the period from January to November 2018 sent more than 8.6 thousand refugees to other EU countries. As noted, for Germany this is the historical maximum of deportation within the EU.

Russia will not take part in the meeting on the Middle East in Warsaw

Russian representatives will not come to the ministerial meeting on the Middle East in Warsaw, the UtroNews correspondent reports, referring to the Russian media. In an interview with the newspaper Rzeczpospolita, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputovich said: the Russian side informed that it would not take part in the meeting.

Eels in the Thames have become hyperactive due to drugs

Eels in the Thames are becoming “hyperactive” and “unpredictable” because of the drugs in the water. This January 21 reports Daily Mail, citing data from a research station located in the area of ​​the British Parliament.

Roskomnadzor started cases against Facebook and Twitter

As noted, this decision is due to the fact that the companies provided the Office with formal answers after the requirement to confirm the localization of the personal data bases of service users in Russia.

“They do not contain specifics about the actual implementation of the legislation at the current moment, nor about the timing of the implementation of these norms in the future,” the agency said.

Medinsky promised to enter the Internet on the passport

Internet access around the world in the future will be carried out “on a passport” – through a personal identifier, says Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. In an interview with TASS, the minister recalled that the Internet is now an “unnecessarily free” zone that needs to be regulated.

Aeroflot employees complained to the prosecutor’s office about a blogger

Aeroflot employees complained to the Moscow transport prosecutor’s office about insults from a blogger and businessman Alexander Sokolovsky. The appeal was signed by 148 employees of the airline.

In January, Aeroflot excluded Sokolovsky from the bonus program: deprived of bonus miles and privileges. The reason was the “boorish and insulting remarks” of the businessman. It was about the December post in Instagram stories, where Sokolovsky spoke about the emergency landing of an Aeroflot aircraft due to smoke in the cabin. The businessman flying this flight was displeased with the work of the staff. The airline considered the opinion of Sokolovsky offensive.

High-speed Internet has appeared in all hospitals and clinics in Russia

Completed work on the organization to connect all clinics and hospitals in the country to high-speed Internet. This was stated by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev during the meeting with the Deputy Prime Ministers

10 new churches will be opened and another 10 will begin to build in Moscow in 2019

By the end of the year, 10 new churches will be commissioned in Moscow, reports Interfax, citing the press service of Vladimir Resin, who oversees the program for the construction of new churches in Moscow.

Polyclinics in St. Petersburg stopped the delivery of drugs to HIV-infected

Polyclinics in St. Petersburg stopped issuing medicines for HIV patients. The authorities call the measure temporary. The issuance of drugs suspended after checking the St. Petersburg Chamber of Control and Accounts

Children may be required to wear reflective clothing in cities

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation is thinking of obliging children in the cities to wear reflective clothing, so that they can be better seen on the roads, said on Monday the deputy head of the traffic safety propaganda department of the Main Police Department of the Russian Interior Ministry Sergey Khattskevich. Now this measure is a recommendation.

Central Bank supported the system of individual pension capital

The Bank of Russia considers it a priority for itself in the near future to introduce a system of individual pension capital, said Central Bank Chairman Elvira Nabiullina, speaking on Monday in the State Duma.

The system is clear and simple – it is a stable and reliable business model for citizens. The source of pension payments should be formed by voluntary contributions of a citizen with the provision of tax benefits and funds of the employer who can co-finance contributions of the employee, also receiving benefits. – Elvira Nabiullina, Russian politician

The Kremlin commented on the situation with the write-off of debts of citizens for gas

On January 18, it became known that Chechens had forgiven nine billion gas debts due to the threat of protests. The local branch of Gazprom did not agree with the decision of the court and intends to protest it. Meanwhile, in two subjects – Chuvashia and Smolensk region – made a similar request.

The goods are delivered to the final consumer and, of course, the company is counting on this money, including in the context of promising investment programs. Therefore, of course, it is impossible to consider these issues without taking into account the interests of the company, and, at the same time, without taking into account the interests of ordinary citizens. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

The Accounts Chamber allowed the disruption of the housing program for young families

The program provides social benefits for the purchase of housing for 157 thousand young Russian families in 2015-2020. Nevertheless, as the auditor Yury Roslyak noted, during the first three years the amount of funding for the program was reduced by almost 20% to 29 billion rubles, and the target indicators by almost 40% to 98.5 thousand families.

Russia’s foreign debt in 2018 decreased by 12.4% yoy

As of January 1, 2019, Russia’s foreign debt amounted to $ 453.7 billion, having decreased over the year by 12.4% or $ 64.4 billion, follows from the materials of the Central Bank.

Russia dropped to third place in terms of oil production

In November, Russia dropped to third place in terms of oil production with a figure of 10.729 million barrels per day, yielding to the United States and Saudi Arabia, according to the Joint Oil Statistics Initiative (JODI). According to JODI, the world leadership is still held by the United States.

Japan resumes purchase of Iranian oil

Japan, following China, South Korea, India and Turkey, resumed imports of Iranian oil. This was announced on Monday by the head of the Central Bank (CB) of Iran, Abdolnaser Hemmati.

Norebo Group Severnaya Verf ordered four new trawlers

The shipyard “Severnaya Verf” and the fishing group “Norebo” signed an agreement on the construction of four new freezer trawlers-processors of the project 170701. Thus, the series of trawlers for companies belonging to the group “Norebo” increased to 10 ships.

At customs in St. Petersburg in a container with bananas found 50 kg of cocaine

Petersburg police found a cache of 50 kg of cocaine in a container of bananas, arrived from Ecuador. This was told by the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk. According to her, the drugs were in the customs terminal near the Shushary railway station in the northern capital.

In Barnaul, stopped the case against a student for memes in social networks

On Monday, the Barnaul Railway Court terminated the criminal case against student Daniel Markin, who found himself in the dock because of memes in social networks, RIA Novosti was told in the court office.

Trump nominated for the anti-award “Golden Raspberry”

The President of the United States was the worst actor in the documentaries Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) and Death of the Nation (2018), where he played himself. In addition to the American leader, his wife, Melanya Trump, was also nominated for the title of the worst supporting actress.

Sculptures of Diana the Huntress and the Nymph will be restored in the estate Ostankino

“The winner of the purchase will be given for the restoration of the sculptures of Diana-Okhotnitsa and Nymph who decorated the northern entrance of the main manor house several centuries ago and are now kept in the museum’s manor’s storerooms,” the message informs the chief keeper of the Ostankino museum-estate, Olga Eremina.

In St. Petersburg, will shoot a film about the ballet of the Mariinsky Theater during the blockade

Nikolaenko noted that the filming of the film will take place in St. Petersburg and Vyborg. “In our film, young St. Petersburg actors are shot. These are people from St. Petersburg theaters, with whom we, of course, rehearse a lot to achieve authenticity,” she added.

Altai dancers performed at the Festival of Russian Culture in India

16 dancers held Indian spectators through the Siberian winter and even played in huge snowballs On January 12, 2019, the solemn opening of the Russian Culture Festival dedicated to the Year of Theater in Russia took place in Trivandrum (India).

Whatsapp limited message sending

Messenger WhatsApp limited the function of sending messages, writes portal Metro. “Starting today, we are introducing a limit for users worldwide on five forwarded messages,” the statement was quoted by the vice-president of the company Victoria Grand quoting the publication.

Swedish brand Foreo has released a beauty skin care gadget

For six years, Foreo has been creating various skin and body beauty gadgets, such as the Espada acne treatment device, the Iris radiance for the skin around the eyes, the unique Issa sound toothbrushes, and the Luna brushes for cleansing the skin.

The European Union opposes the adoption of a copyright law on memes

Voting was to be held on January 21, but it was canceled at almost the last moment. This step was taken after eleven countries of the European Union, including Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, directly spoke out against the document in the form in which it currently exists.

Robots will help spread the medicine throughout the body.

The length of the device is only 5 mm, they can be directed through the body through the narrow channels of the human body. As they move, robots change not only the shape, but also the speed, in order to push through different blood vessels and other fairly dense fluids of our body.

Musicians communicate non-verbally during a performance.

A team of researchers from McMaster University has discovered a new technique for studying how musicians intuitively coordinate with each other during a performance, silently predicting how each of them will express music.

Passenger airliner made a flight on biofuel

On Wednesday, the Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787 aircraft made a roughly seven-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam with a tank full of jet fuel and biofuels. Biofuel was obtained from plants called salicornia (salt, sea asparagus) that grow in salt water.

Ducati will release electric motorcycle

Until now, the Italian company did without electric motorcycles in its model range. However, she experimented in this area willingly: for example, the boss of Domenicali was somehow noticed on the test electroversion of the Ducati Hypermotard motorcycle.

The negative capacity predicted by Landau was first studied.

For the first time, a full description of the appearance and destruction of the polar phase in ferroelectrics was given by Lev Landau through his theory of second-order phase transitions. This theory also predicted the existence of a negative capacity, but no one had previously observed it in such substances.

Found differences in the “software” between the brains of man and monkey

Neuroscientists first discovered the differences between the “software” of human and monkey brains, using a technique that tracks changes in individual neurons. The researchers suggest that their work will help explain a person’s unique intelligence, as well as his susceptibility to mental disorders. Article scientists published in the journal Cell.

Stratolaunch refused to develop their own missiles and spaceplanes

The American company Stratolaunch Systems has abandoned plans to develop its own devices for putting goods into orbit, the development of the PGA rocket engine will also be discontinued, GeekWire reports.

Rare Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione auctioned

On the prices of a rare Italian car is not reported. While the Alfa Romeo 8C Coupe was discontinued in 2009 (open-top version in 2010), Alfa Romeo intends to release a new supercar in the next decade.

Germany wants to introduce speed limits on the autobahn

The country is under threat of fines from the European Commission for increased greenhouse gas and nitrous oxide emissions. According to the German Committee on the Future of the Transport System under the Government, which prepared the bill, the targets in the country have not improved since 1990.

The committee proposed to increase fuel prices from 2023, increase the quotas for subsidizing the purchase of electric vehicles, and also limit the speed limit on the autobahn at 130 km / h.

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