26 Sep, 2018

The US added to the sanctions list

The US Department of Commerce added to the list of companies for which trade restrictions are introduced, the so-called Entity list, of 12 Russian legal entities. Their actions, as the US government believes, contradict the interests of national security and the interests of the foreign policy of the United States.

The corresponding document on Tuesday posted in the Federal Register of the United States will be interviewed by Interfax. Changes will come into force from the date of publication, which is expected on September 26. In addition to Russian companies, legal entities from Belarus, Iran, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong have been added to these lists.

In the new list were Research and Development Institute Vector (part of Rostek), PJSC Information Technologies and Communication Systems (Infotech), Cyrus Systems, FSUE Research and Production Enterprise working in the field of communication and information security (NPP) “Gamma”, which, according to the US authorities, contributed to the illegal activities of Russian hackers.

In addition, for the supply and maintenance of equipment for the Russian Navy, Davetechnoservice LLC from St. Petersburg and the Scientific Production Enterprise of Underwater Technologies Okeanos were penalized.

Ulyanovsk Aerocomposite, Obninsk Research and Production Enterprise Tekhnologiya (part of Rostek), PJSC Aviadvigatel, PJSC Scientific Production Corporation Precision Instrumentation Systems, Voronezh Vega Research Institute are punished for supporting the Russian military aerospace industry.

According to the document, the licenses of all these companies will be revised. The Ministry of Trade will introduce additional requirements and restrictions for the licensing of these companies, including export, re-export and transfer operations with respect to these entities.

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Russians owed on loans a record 6.7 trillion rubles

The debt of Russians on unsecured consumer loans reached 6.7 trillion rubles, exceeding the pre-crisis level. As noted in the Central Bank, this figure is 200 billion rubles more than in 2014.

The State Duma ordered to notify of the cancellation of rallies not later than a day

The State Duma adopted in the third final reading of the law on the obligation of the rally organizer to notify people and authorities about the cancellation of this event no later than one day

Large parents were allowed to take time off at a convenient time

Large parents will be entitled to leave on an annual paid vacation at a time convenient for them, and the employer will not be able to refuse them. The law on this was adopted by the State Duma in the final, third reading.

Protecting children, strengthening family values are priority tasks set by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and they should be in the limelight of lawmakers. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

In Roskazhestve revealed the substitution of fish in canned food

The results of the research showed that all the checked cans are safe and most of them are of high quality. However, in some banks, instead of sockeye salmon, chum salmon and coho salmon, a cheaper pink salmon was found, and in some cases the products were unpleasant for taste and smell.

Rospotrebnadzor suggested introducing penalties for falsification of products

Head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova at a meeting of the Council of Federation Committee on Social Policy told that the agency plans to introduce a bill to the government that punishes falsification of food products. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

The State Duma introduced criminal liability for the dismissal of the pre-retirees

The State Duma adopted in the final reading the law on criminal responsibility for refusing to hire or dismissing persons of pre-retirement age. Punish the presidential law will be particularly cynical employers, who intentionally deprive citizens of work.

The court fined the British, who lived for two weeks in Pulkovo

The Moscow District Court of St. Petersburg has imposed a fine of 5,000 rubles for violating the regime of stay in Russia for British citizen Stephen Beard, who for about two weeks was in the general zone of the Pulkovo airport for fear of expulsion from the country and separation from his family residing in the Irkutsk region

Glazed cheeses on Russian shelves were dangerous

The Expert Center of the Consumers Union “Roskontrol” conducted a study of glazed cheeses of 22 brands, the results of which are available to “Lentee.ru”. The research was carried out jointly with the specialists of the All-Russian Research Institute of Dairy Industry. It has become the fourth in the last four years, and this time specialists could not find a single quality and safe for health sample.

The authorities of Bali will forbid tourists to be photographed in a bikini

Authorities of the popular resort of Bali plan to ban tourists coming to rest to be photographed in bikinis in places that are not suitable for them. Members of the government are concerned about the misconduct of travelers.

In Moscow, refused the services of private evacuators

Since September 25, GKU “Administrator of the Moscow parking space” (AMPP) has ceased to use the services of private tow trucks in Moscow, the official website of the mayor said. Evacuate cars will only be the city’s evacuation service.

The Sklifosovsky Research Institute will build a new building with a helicopter pad

At the SRI of Sklifosovsky ambulance will build a new building with a helipad, according to the website of the Moscow mayor. A new six-story building with an area of 12 thousand square meters can take up to 200 patients a day.

In the US, the head of the church expelled the devil from the flag of LGBT and paid for his dignity

The priest of the Roman Catholic Church Paul Kalchik in the American Chicago was dismissed from his post as head of the city church after a session of exorcism over the flag of the LGBT community, NBC News reported. According to the television channel, the priest burned the symbol of the LGBT community in the presence of parishioners – , that the city’s diocese forbade it.

In Russia, the number of free IVF procedures will increase to 80,000 per year

“In recent years, all the most modern assisted reproductive technologies are included in the program of state guarantees for free medical care,” Skvortsova stressed. According to her, all of them will be paid from the Mandatory Medical Insurance Fund.

And out of garbage money. In Lysva announced the creation of eco-technical park

In mid-September in Lysva occurred an important event for the district – the signing of a concession agreement for the creation of an ecotechnical park. The document was signed by the head of the Lysva Municipal District Alexander Goncharov, head of the department of Rosprirodnadzor for the Perm region Andrey Azanov, director of OOO “Bumatika” Sergei Chudinov. The latter side is the concessionaire for the creation of a complex for processing and burial of solid municipal waste. The company already has experience in creating such a project in Krasnokamsk. The complex is unique for Russia, there they come to learn from all regions

Russians plan to save on New Year’s trips

45% of users of the travel service “Tutu.ru” noted that they plan to spend no more than 5 thousand rubles per person on the New Year’s trip. Almost a quarter of respondents (24%) pawn on a journey from 5 to 15 thousand rubles. 14% expect to spend from 15 to 30 thousand rubles. 7% of respondents chose “from 30 to 50 thousand rubles”. A little more – 8% – voted for the option “more than 70 thousand rubles.” Less than all (3%) expect to keep within 50-70 thousand rubles.

In a survey on the topic: “How much are you willing to spend on a New Year’s trip (per person)” was attended by 3 thousand 200 people.

Russian banks have the right to suspend questionable card transactions for 2 days

Russian banks will be able to suspend dubious card transactions for a period of not more than two working days from September 26. If the client does not confirm the authenticity of the transaction, the credit institution will need to inform the Bank of Russia of this.

The Austrian Ministry of Internal Affairs recommended that the police report on the citizenship of criminals

Austrian law enforcement agencies are going to indicate in the future the citizenship of criminals and provide the public with detailed information about violent crimes. This was reported in the Austrian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Air ticket sales from Russia to Israel declined due to worsening relations

Ticketing services have noted a decrease in interest in flights from Russia to Israel due to the growing tension in the relations between the two countries. Representatives of the tourist industry are inclined to see the consequences of the catastrophe with the Russian Il-20 in Syria, Interfax reported.

The Ukrainian Church will glorify new miraculous icons

The decision was made by the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, whose meeting was headed by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the information and educational department of the UOC informs.

STSI since the beginning of the year fined Russians to 65 billion rubles

Employees of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate for 8 months of 2018 accounted for 87.5 million administrative protocols for drivers, which is 20% more than a year ago, said the deputy chief of the Main Directorate of the Organization for Road Safety Alexander Bykov.

Artificial Intelligence will deal with diagnoses

Created in the summer of this year with the support of the Russian Venture Company (RVC), the Association of Developers and Users of Artificial Intelligence Systems “The National Medical Knowledge Base” launched a large-scale project to create a single operator of biomedical data


US will give Ukraine 30-year decommissioned boats

The US Coast Guard plans to hand over two decommissioned patrol boats of the Island class to the Ukrainian Navy, according to the official website of the US department.

Peskov refused to disclose conditions for deliveries of S-300 to Syria

Deliveries of S-300 systems are not directed against third countries, their goal is exclusively to ensure the safety of Russian military. This was stated to journalists by the press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.

Here, for all should be obvious the need for Russia’s actions to enhance the security of its military. Therefore, in this case, Russia is guided exclusively by these interests. These actions are not directed against third countries, they are aimed at protecting our own military. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian diplomat

In Ukraine, during the explosion of the mortar “Hammer” suffered three military

In Ukraine, as a result of the explosion of the mortar “Molot” in one of the military units suffered three soldiers. This was reported by Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the representative of the press center of the EPO headquarters Alexei Trigub

SC instigated a case after the bombardment of the Donbass with a drone

The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case after the Ukrainian military dropped a fragmentation ammunition from an unmanned aerial vehicle in the village of Sakhanka in the Donetsk region. This is reported on the website of the UK

The Ministry of Defense of Russia deployed the Bastion complexes in the Arctic

The command of the Northern Fleet deployed on the island of Kotelny a battery of coastal missile systems “Bastion”, which includes supersonic cruise missiles “Onyx”, capable of hitting land and sea targets at a distance of up to 600 kilometers.

In Russia, they are ready to create hypersonic sniper cartridges

I think, with a certain state support already now in a position for a year to create a sniper cartridge with the initial speed of a bullet flight of two thousand meters a second

The strategic exercise “Cossack will-2018” began in Ukraine

Strategic command post exercises “Cossack Will-2018” are held in Ukraine from 25 to 29 September. This is reported in Facebook, the press service of the Ukrainian General Staff

India successfully tested a missile interceptor

A successful test of the flight and combat characteristics of the interceptor missile in the news agency was called an important step towards the creation of an anti-missile defense system in India.

The Israeli army will continue operations against Iran in Syria

In the fall of 2015, Russia and Israel have a communications mechanism designed to protect them from accidental clashes and other dangerous incidents during operations in Syria, where Israelis regularly attack the sites of the military presence of Iran and its satellites.

The media learned passwords from the control system of Ukrainian troops

The Ukrainian military used primitive passwords like “123456” and admin to access the servers of the automated command and control system “Dnipro”, UNIAN reports, citing documents published by journalist Alexander Dubinsky. Vulnerability was found in May when testing.

Netanyahu said about the imminent meeting of Israeli and Russian military

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold a meeting of Russian and Israeli military delegations in the near future to discuss the coordination of actions in Syria.

American drone was noticed near the borders of Crimea

US Air Force unmanned aircraft noticed near the Crimean border. This is a strategic intelligence device RQ-4A Global Hawk. According to Plane Radar, the UAV climbed into the sky from NATO’s Sigonella airbase in Italy.

Atomic submarine “Kazan” entered the factory tests

The head multipurpose atomic submarine “Kazan” of the modernized project 855M went to sea on factory tests. This was stated by the general director of the design bureau “Malachite”, who developed the submarine, Vladimir Dorofeev.

Turkey will hold joint exercises with the US in the Mediterranean Sea

Turkey will conduct antisubmarine exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean from September 28 to October 7 with the participation of the United States, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Algeria, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, the Turkish General Staff said.

Lviv armored factory showed its new “Lviv”

The main work of the new armored vehicle will be the evacuation of military equipment and its repair in combat. Lviv Armored Factory successfully conducted pre-series tests of the repair and evacuation armored vehicle “Leo”. The base for the construction was the T-72 tank.

The US again saw a serious threat in the DPRK

The general said that North Korea continues to face a “serious threat”. “We must continue to look at the situation in the DPRK with clear eyes and let the diplomats do their work,” the commander explained.

“Syrian shaft” on exercises in Crimea

Subdivisions of the army corps used the tactics of the “Syrian shaft” in the exercises in the Crimea. Bilateral company tactical exercises are held at the Angarsk test site, the press service of the Southern Military District reported.

The Pentagon gave the contract to Patriot air defense systems for Poland

A contract for $ 1.5 billion was received by Raytheon. It is expected that the first Patriot SAM systems will be delivered to Poland in 2022. This is evidenced by the spread on Wednesday, September 26, a list of new Pentagon contracts, RIA Novosti reported.


The Swedish Parliament declared a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister

The Swedish parliament did not support the candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Leven to form a government following the results of the parliamentary elections, Aftonbledet reports. Against his candidacy, 204 deputies out of 349 voted

Russia received a note from Ukraine about the non-extension of the treaty of friendship

Kiev’s actions in Moscow are regarded as a “destructive step”, which causes damage primarily to citizens of Ukraine itself. Russia received an official note on the non-extension of Kiev treaty of friendship with Moscow, said the director of the second CIS department of the Russian diplomatic mission, Andrei Rudenko.

The head of Naftogaz is fined for refusing to give information about premiums

Kyiv’s Shevchenkovsky district court fined the chairman of the board of Naftogaz Ukrainy Andrei Kobolev by 1,700 hryvnia (about $ 60) for refusing to provide information on awards for the victory over Gazprom in the Stockholm arbitration.

Russia, the EU and China will create a mechanism to circumvent US sanctions against Iran

Participants in the Iranian “nuclear deal” – Russia, Britain, Germany, France and China – agreed to continue work on creating mechanisms to support trade and monetary settlements with Iran, bypassing US sanctions, Reuters reports.

In practice, this will mean that the EU member states will create a legal entity to conduct legitimate financial transactions with Iran and this will allow European companies to continue trading with Iran within the framework of EU laws, while remaining open to other partners. – Federica Moherini, Italian politician

Bolton: US will not allow other countries to circumvent sanctions against Iran

The US will not allow the European Union or anyone else to circumvent US sanctions against Iran, adviser to the head of the White House for National Security John Bolton said. So, Donald Trump’s adviser commented on the initiative of the EU to protect its companies conducting business with Iran from US sanctions.

In the CIS, they announced plans for the IG to create a “caliphate” in Central Asia

The IGIL terrorist group forbidden in Russia wants to create a “caliphate” in Central Asia, said the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorist Center Colonel-General Andrei Novikov.

The UN Secretary General supported the intensification of the Geneva discussions on the Transcaucasus

“The Secretary General stressed that the UN continues to support this process and calls on all participants to demonstrate more political will and flexibility in order to promote the preservation and intensification of the Geneva discussions and the mechanism for preventing and responding to incidents,” the statement said.

The extension of the START treaty Russia and the United States will discuss in Geneva

Representatives of Moscow and Washington will hold consultations in two weeks within the framework of the bilateral advisory commission (DCC) under the START treaty in Geneva, said Vladimir Ermakov, director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Special services of the US arrested a Chinese citizen on charges of espionage

The US intelligence services arrested a Chinese citizen, Ji Chaocun, in Chicago, Illinois, on charges of acting in the United States as an unregistered agent of his country, that is, in essence, in espionage. This was reported on Tuesday by the press service of the US Department of Justice.

The delegation of Ukraine threatened the representative of the Crimea to the UN

The Ukrainian delegation threatened the Russian human rights defender, representing the interests of the Crimea at the meeting of the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council. This was stated by the head of the working group on international legal issues at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Crimea under the President of Russia Alexander Molokhov.

US imposed sanctions against Maduro’s wife and Venezuelan defense minister

The US imposed new sanctions against Venezuela, which affected, inter alia, the wife of President Nicolas Maduro Flores. This is reported by RIA Novosti. In addition, according to the documents, sanctions were imposed against the Vice-President of Venezuela Rodriguez Gomez and the head of the Ministry of Defense Padrino Lopez.

I’ve never seen anything like it. If you want to attack me, attack me, but do not contact Celia, do not mess with the family. Do not be cowards who issued a decree on sanctions against Celia, the only crime of which is that she is my wife. – Nicholas Maduro, Venezuelan politician

Ex-Prime Minister of France Waltz announced his intention to become the mayor of Barcelona

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced his readiness to run for mayor of Barcelona

Russian and Chinese Foreign Ministers discussed North Korea and Iran at the UN General Assembly

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the meeting in the framework of the UN General Assembly discussed with the Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the questions of the Korean peninsula and Iran. This was reported in the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the World Organization.

Iran annually allocates about $ 100 million to terrorists

The authorities of Iran each year transfer about $ 100 million to Palestinian movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad. This was stated on Tuesday by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, speaking at a conference of the lobbying NGO “Unification Against Nuclear Iran.”

Why Abramovich was refused a residence permit in Switzerland

According to The Guardian, the Swiss criminal police suspect a Russian businessman of money laundering and links with criminal organizations, considering the businessman as a threat to the country’s security.

The article came out after the businessman lost a lawsuit against the Swiss media group Tamedia, which owns several daily and weekly newspapers and magazines, including Tages-Anzeiger, writes The Guardian

PRC protested against the supply of US arms to Taiwan

China expressed dissatisfaction and a strong protest against the fact that the US approved arms sales to Taiwan in the amount of $ 330 million. This was reported by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Geng Shuang, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Trump accused the UN of protecting human rights violations

The US President today, September 25, speaks at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. During his speech, the Republican touched upon the issue of their withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council. Trump noted that their return there will take place only after the council has carried out reforms.

The Swedish Parliament declared a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister

The Swedish parliament expressed a lack of confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Leven in the formation of the government following the results of the parliamentary elections. Against his candidacy, 204 deputies out of 349 voted.


Fitch estimated the problems of Russian banks in 4 trillion rubles

The total volume of potential problems of Russian banks at the current moment is more than 4 trillion rubles. This follows from the materials of the rating agency Fitch, prepared for the conference “The forecast for the macroeconomic situation and the banking sector,” RBC writes.

The court found the bank “Yugra” bankrupt at the request of the Central Bank

The Moscow Arbitration Court, on application of the Central Bank, declared bankrupt Yugra bankrupt, Interfax reports from the courtroom. The court opened the bankruptcy proceedings for one year and approved the Agency for Deposit Insurance (DIA) as the bankruptcy trustee.

Prices for clothes and footwear can grow by 10% in 2019

Prices for clothing and footwear will grow by 5-20% in 2019 due to the weakening of the ruble and the planned increase in VAT. Such a forecast was given by Anna Lebsak-Claymans, General Director of Fashion Consulting Group.

“AvtoVAZ” will withdraw its shares from the Moscow stock exchange

The Russian automaker AvtoVAZ will delist the shares from the Moscow stock exchange, Sergei Chemezov, the head of Rostek state corporation, told journalists.

“Naftogaz” will require Gazprom $ 110 million for the difference in the price of gas

“Naftogaz” intends to seek in Stockholm arbitration from Gazprom compensation for the difference between the cost of gas imports from the EU and the price set by the court decision.

New oil field discovered in the Orenburg region

In the Orenburg region, a new oil field was discovered. Stocks of “black gold” here can supply more than two million tons, according to OTR.

Russia in July surpassed Saudi Arabia in oil production by 5%

Russia outstripped Saudi Arabia in oil production in July 2018 by 5.1%, according to Rosstat

The maximum deposit rate of the top 10 banks reached 6.65%

The average maximum deposit rate in the top 10 banks by the size of the retail deposits portfolio for the second decade of September increased by 0.04 percentage points (percentage points) to 6.65% per annum.

Russian securities market lost 300 billion rubles

The minister noted the stability of the ruble in comparison with the situation in Brazil, India and South Africa, where things are not going well because of the crisis. Oreshkin also talked about the outflow of capital from the Russian government securities market. Over the past few months, the market has lost about 300 billion rubles

The Central Bank placed coupon bonds of the 11th issue for 183 billion rubles

The Bank of Russia placed coupon bonds of the eleventh issue for 183 billion rubles at par. Demand for securities amounted to 183 billion rubles at face value, according to the materials of the Moscow Stock Exchange. The volume of supply was 443.444 billion rubles at face value.

LetterOne and Airborne Capital have created a company for leasing aircraft

LetterOne investment company Mikhail Fridman and Irish company Airborne Capital have set up a joint venture (JV) in the field of aviation leasing. This is stated in the letter Letter.

RF Ministry of Agriculture asked for additional 60 billion for development of agro-industrial complex

In 2019, up to 302 billion rubles can be allocated to support the agro-industrial complex (AIC) of Russia. This was reported to journalists by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Elena Fastova.

Head of the Central Bank of Argentina has resigned three months after the appointment

The head of the Central Bank of Argentina, Luis Caputo, submitted to the President of the country Mauricio Macri the resignation, reports the press service of the regulator on September 25. The former trader of Deutsche Bank and Citigroup and ex-finance minister of Argentina Luis Caputo took the post of the head of the Central Bank just three months ago.

Central Bank worried about the growth in Russia’s mortgage with a low down payment

The Bank of Russia worries about the growth of a mortgage with a low down payment, said the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank, Ksenia Yudaeva, at a meeting of the State Duma committee on the Finnish market.

Manturov called the comfortable for the industrial producers of Russia rate of the ruble

Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that the comfortable ruble rate for Russian industrial producers is from 62 to 68 rubles per US dollar.

The surplus of the federal budget in 2019 will be 1.932 trillion rubles

The budget of the Russian Federation for the current year provides for the upper limit of state domestic debt at the level of 10.58 trillion rubles. The maximum volume of the Development Fund for 2019 will be 436.9 billion rubles, for 2020 – 582.79 billion rubles, for 2021 – 612.9 billion rubles.

Heineken received the right to manufacture in Russia Miller and Staropramen

Heineken brewery will receive the right to manufacture, distribute and sell beer under the brands Miller Genuine Draft and Staropramen in Russia.

Medvedev on the field of radio electronics: “Critically dependent on imports”

The Russian Federation, where some products are not manufactured in the field of radio electronics, still remains critically dependent on imports.

And, and this is probably the most vulnerable position, some technologies and, accordingly, products, we have not produced at all. We are still, it must be recognized directly, critically dependent on imports. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Fitch affirmed the rating of Gazprom at the level of “BBB-“

The international rating agency Fitch affirmed the long-term issuer default rating (IDR) of Gazprom at the level of “BBB-” with a positive outlook.


International Museum Day celebrates the International Day of the Elderly

State museums of the Moscow region will hold special events in honor of the International Day of the Elderly, which is celebrated on October 1. This was reported in the press service of the first deputy governor of the regional government Olga Zabralova

In Italy, a monument to Maxim Gorky

It will be located in the city of Sorrento, where the writer lived and worked for 10 years. The sculpture was made by the national artist Alexander Rukavishnikov. The opening of the monument is timed to the 150th anniversary of the birth of a writer.

National Day of Comics is celebrated on September 25 in the USA

Accompanying the text with duplicate drawings began in England in the eighteenth century. This is how the first progenitors of the genre of hand-written literature appeared, which reached the highest peak of popularity not in Europe, where it was invented, but in America and Japan.

“Paris Evenings” on Volkhonka

The Pushkin Museum opened an exhibition that will tell about the salon of the Baroness Helen Oettingen and the artistic life of Paris in the early 20th century. In the exposition – paintings and drawings by Picasso, Modigliani, Rousseau and other famous artists.

“Theater.doc” will dedicate a tour of memory of its founders

The tour “Teatra.doc” will be held in “Yeltsin Center” in Yekaterinburg and will be dedicated to the memory of Elena Gremina and Mikhail Ugarov. The theater lost its creators this spring. As reported on the site “Yeltsin Center”, “Theater.doc” will show in Yekaterinburg two performances.

Theater Festival NET will be held in Moscow from November 30 to December 20

“Festival NET (New European Theater) will be held in Moscow from November 30 to December 20,” – said the agency’s interlocutor, noting that the review, which gained prestige and strong interest among Russian viewers, will already be the 20th.

1.5 billion rubles will be spent on the Year of the Theater

Almost half a billion rubles will be allocated additionally from the budget for the Year of the Theater in Russia. This was reported to journalists by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets following the results of the meeting of the organizing committee for the Year of the Theater. According to the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, the Ministry of Finance has already confirmed the allocation of additional funds.

To the 100th anniversary of independence of the Czech Republic

September 27 at 15.00 in the New Building of the Russian National Library (Moscow Ave, 165) will open the exhibition “Visiting Svejk”.

The world-famous novel “The Adventures of the Brave Soldier Svejk” will appear at the exhibition in the NLR in the context of the historical epoch in which his author, the author of the Czech writer Yaroslav Hasek, fell out.

Exhibition “Comme il faut / not comme il faut” in the gallery “Yasnaya Polyana”

The exhibition will tell about the attitude of L.N. Tolstoy to the image of decent behavior in society, good tone, clothes and fashion in different periods of life, as well as the reflection of this relationship in the pages of works and in diaries. The personal things of the writer will help to reveal this topic, which will be presented as exhibits.

Tibetan painting from the collection of Roerich

September 27 at the Museum-Institute of the Roerich family opens an exhibition “Tibetan painting from the collection of Yu.N. Roerich “(from the collection of the State Hermitage)

Within the framework of the festival “Nordic Week”

The State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO, the Consulate General of Sweden in St. Petersburg, as part of the Nordic Week festival, presents the Cooper & Gorfer duo exhibition “Offsets” and “Weather Diaries”

The artists work under the Cooper & Gorfer brand in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Berlin (Germany) since 2006. The main attention in their work is focused on the position of women in a separate culture of the indigenous peoples of Northern Europe. Artists travel to remote and inaccessible places, explore the culture and life of their inhabitants, collect stories and create unique portraits using sophisticated collage technique.

Ilya Shalashov. Metabionics

September 26 in the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. CM. Kirov in the Small Exhibition Hall of the Stable Building will host the opening of the exhibition “METABIONICA” by metal artist Ilya Shalashov. The exposition presents graphics and art objects created by the master in 2016-2018. “METABIONICA” is a reinterpretation by the artist of natural forms that serve as a source of inspiration, the transformation of the principles of living nature into the principles of the organization of a work of art.


Retrospective of Takeshi Kitano’s films will be held in Moscow in early October

In the program – 5 tapes, which demonstrate different facets of the work of the famous Japanese cinematographer. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the big screen pictures “Fireworks”, “Zatoichi”, “Sonatina”, “Kikujiro” and “Dolls”. Retrospective of Takeshi Kitano’s films will be held in Moscow from 5 to 14 October. The paintings will be shown in Japanese with Russian subtitles.

Tommy Weisso shot a scene from the “Dark Knight” and played in it a Joker

The star of the worst film in the history of “Room”, actor Tommy Weissot, shot the scene of interrogation from the film “The Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan, where he reincarnated as the Joker’s supervillain. Batman was played by his colleague and friend Greg Sestero.

The finalists of the TEFI television award were announced

The solemn ceremony of awarding will take place on October 3 at the Moscow Theater of the Musical. On Monday, September 24, the finalists of the TEFI television award became known. The list is published on the official website of the award.

The scenery of the “Game of Thrones” series will be turned into an amusement park

After the completion of the shooting of the popular series “The Game of Thrones”, HBO plans to turn the scenery into a tourist destination. Anyone can visit Starke Winterfell’s home, the Royal Harbor’s palace and the Night Watch headquarters in Northern Ireland, according to Kinopoisk.

Jim Carrey shocked fans, the first time starring in the sexual scene

Famous comedian Jim Carrey starred in the TV show “I’m kidding”: he played the role of the leading children’s programs, experiencing a deep personal crisis. In one of the scenes, his character surrenders to love joys with a cancerous girl.

Mel Gibson will remove the remake of the cult western “Wild Band”

It sounds very good: Mel, writes THR, plans to shoot a remake of the classic cult western in 1969 “The Wild Bunch” (The Wild Bunch).

The new superhero film “Birds of Prey” will be released in 2020

Entertainment has set a date for the premiere for the upcoming movie “Birds of Prey” based on the self-titled graphic novel by DC Comics. Viewers will be able to see the movie about superheroes and super-villains on large screens on February 7, 2020.

A new romantic comedy from HBO

HBO intends to release a new multi-part romantic comedy “Begi”, one of the main roles in which will perform Donal Gleason.

Disney will remove the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” under the script of James Gunn

Disney does not intend to abandon the third part of the “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and plans to withdraw it under the scenario of James Gunn. This in an interview with the publication Tulsa World told the brother of producer Shawn Gunn.

Published a teaser of the 22nd season of the “South Park”

YouTube channel South Park Studios has published a teaser of the new, 22nd season of the animated series “South Park”. In the video, one of the main characters, Stan, tells his parents about shooting at school, but his father is more concerned about the failed math test. Premiere of the new season will be held on September 26

The film about Nuriev became a participant of the film festival in Tokyo

The film of English filmmakers about the ballet dancer Rudolf Nuriev “White Crow” entered the contest program of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival, the film participants were announced at the Toranomon Hills in Tokyo, RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the scene.

Netflix is preparing a documentary series about dead musicians

The Netflix television channel announced its new documentary project “ReMastered” – a series of films about legendary musicians. According to Pitchfork, among the heroes are Bob Marley, Johnny Cash (pictured), Gem-Master Jay (also Jason William Misell), Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson and other now deceased performers.

“Yandex” improved the quality of domestic cartoons

The Russian IT corporation Yandex introduced ten improved versions of Soviet cartoons. In particular, now Internet users can enjoy high-quality picture and rich color of cartoons “Mowgli”, “Snezhnuyaya queen”, “Kitten named Gav” and other children of Soyuzmultfilm.

The final trailer of the second part of “Fantastic Beasts” was released

Film studio Warner Bros. published the final trailer of the picture “Fantastic creatures: Crime Green de Wald.” The video is placed in the movie account on Twitter.

The main prize of the film festival in Yalta was an Indian film

The picture tells of a young man from an orthodox family. The winner of the Third International Film Festival “Eurasian Bridge”, held in Yalta, was the Indian film “Love and Shukla”. In addition to the grand prix, the picture won the audience’s sympathy prize, the website of the TASS news agency reported.

On the Reddit appeared a trailer for the new “X-Men” in Russian

The user of the popular Reddit forum posted a video of the film “X-Men: The Dark Phoenix” shot on the camera phone from the movie theater screen. The video is fully translated into Russian and professionally duplicated.

The trailer of the documentary about the last picture of Orson Welles

A trailer of a documentary tape appeared about how the last film of Orson Wells was filmed. “Golden dead” Hollywood has always been too profitable investment, so that the producers would bypass their attention.

In Omsk the film festival of debuts “Movement” is opened

The sixth national film festival of the Debuts “Movement” will open on Wednesday in Omsk with a screenwriter and writer Mikhail Idov’s “Humorist”, which tells of a popular pop soviet humorist experiencing a psychological crisis during a tour to Jurmala.

Announced the release date of the movie “Birds of Prey” with Margot Robbie

The date of the release of the film “Birds of Prey” has become known, which will be dedicated to the heroes of the DC Comics universe. One of the main roles in it will perform Margo Robbie. The actress will return to the image of Harley Quinn – a friend of the Joker from the “Squad of suicides”.

PJ Harvey starred in the film “All About Eve”

The film is based on the plot of 50 years, directed by Ivo Van Houy, the main role in it was performed by the star of “The Secret Materials” Gillian Anderson and the performer of the role of Natasha Rostova in the BBC series “War and Peace” Lily James.

Zoe Kravitz will play a major role in the adaptation of the novel Nika Hornby

Zoe Kravitz – the performer of one of the main roles in “Big Little Lies” – will play in the series for the streaming service Disney, which will begin work in the fall of 2019. The basis for it will be a novel by British writer Nick Hornby “Hi-Fi.”


St. Petersburg Philharmonic opens the 98th season

September 25 The St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic opens the 98th concert season. The event is traditionally timed to the birthday of Dmitry Shostakovich

Charity festival “Good Wave” will be held in Anichkov Palace

The gala concert is scheduled for November 30 in Kazan. There, children and adolescents will be able to enter the same stage together with Valery, Sergey Lazarev, Philip Kirkorov and others. The “Good Wave” festival is held with the support of the Government of Tatarstan.

Kurt Cobain’s daughter published a fragment of a new song

American model and artist Francis Bin Cobain published a fragment of the new song. Francis Bean is the daughter of frontman of Nirvana group Kurt Cobain and soloist of Hole group Courtney Love. Video with a new song the girl published on her page in “Instagram”

Ulan-Ude was the “golden voices” of Mongolia

In Ulan-Ude, the “golden voices” of Mongolia came out. On the stage of the Opera and Ballet Theater on the eve of the concert was a concert performed by the Mongolian stars of the Buryat theater. All the performers are well acquainted with the inhabitants of our republic.

On the stage of the Winter Theater of Sochi will perform violinist Pavel Milyukov

With the orchestra will perform soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic, laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition, soloist of the St. Petersburg International House of Music, violinist Pavel Milyukov. He will perform the violin concert of Aram Khachaturian on the legendary violin of Guarneri’s work, reports the press service of the mayor’s office of Sochi.

Clip RSAC and the band “Appointment” for the song “Uninteresting”

The acoustic concert of the Plotnik82 project will be held in Belgorod

Musicians will perform for the first time with the festival staff. On September 28, an acoustic concert of the Plotnik82 project will be held in Belgorod. Leader Plotnik82 Dmitry Dubrov – the founder of cyber-bard rock, an indispensable participant in the project HB.

“Immortal Orchestra” will perpetuate the names of the dead musicians

The action of memory “Immortal Orchestra” will be held on September 25 at the Memorial Field near Vyazma. There will be immortalized the names of the musicians of the State brass band of the Soviet Union who died in battle.

DJ Marshmello will perform in Moscow in November

American DJ Marshmello will give a concert in the Moscow media space Moscow Media Dome on November 17. About this “Afisha Daily” was told in the press service of the concert agency Pop Farm. This concert will be the first for a DJ in Russia

Landscapes of Estonia “sounded” in “Tsaritsyno”

Julia Ivanina, Deputy Director General of the NFES, thanked the Estonian colleagues and the management of the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve for their support in organizing the evening and noted: “Today we had an opportunity to touch the rich cultural and historical heritage of Estonia, to hear the compositions of composers that have been in our country for a long time recognized as the greatest masters

Roman Rain to celebrate 10th anniversary with new album

Group Roman Rain will perform at the Moscow club Pravda on November 1, 2018. This evening the band will present its new album, the name of which has not been invented yet. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the project, so the new album will become a landmark of his creative life.

Eternal dances in the clip of Leon Bridges on the track “If It Feels Good”

American artist Leon Bridges released a clip for the track “If It Feels Good” from his new album “Good Thing”

In Sochi at the Grand Prix of Formula 1 will DJ Groove and Whicked Hayo

The main musical program of the Russian stage of Formula 1 will be opened by a concert of the group “Leningrad”. Sergei Shnurov on September 28 will perform at the Ice Palace “Bolshoi”. Collection of spectators will begin at 21:00.


To stop the melting of glaciers, scientists suggest building under water walls

Scientists from the European Union of Earth Sciences suggest building on the ocean floor barriers from rocks and sand. Such simple bulk walls under water can stop gliding in the direction of water, and, accordingly, their melting. The authors of the scientific work are Michael Volovik and John Moore.

The mosses of eastern Antarctica have dried up due to climate change

Australian scientists found the first evidence that climate change in eastern Antarctica affects terrestrial ecosystems: colder, windy and dry weather negatively affects mosses and changes their species composition. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

An intermediate species between dinosaurs and birds is found

Paleontologists have found a new link between dinosaurs and modern birds. To reveal the secrets of evolution helped the fossils of a creature that lived 127 million years ago. Remains found during excavations in northeast China

In Switzerland, found a bronze hand of 3.5 thousand years

In Switzerland, found the oldest in Europe sculpture, depicting a part of the human body. According to the website of the Archaeological Service of the canton of Bern, it is a hand made of bronze and gold about 3.5 thousand years ago.

Scientists from St. Petersburg and the United States put a paralyzed man to his feet

As follows from a scientific publication in the journal Nature Medicine, the technique is based on the electrical stimulation of the spine. The patient who agreed to participate in the experiment, for 43 weeks, trained in an exoskeleton. At first, the man could move his legs while lying on his side, then, he learned to get up.

Scientists have found out what is the continuous perception of reality

Earlier it was assumed that this is due to the ability of the brain to memorize perceptual information (it is associated with the perception of the picture of the external world), and then “glue” it with the new one. In their study, scientists as subjects invited people suffering from epilepsy.

An effective method for obtaining bacterial cellulose

Russian scientists have developed an effective way to produce bacterial cellulose from a tea fungus strain. They determined the conditions and methods for growing bacteria, which make it possible to obtain a larger number of films of this substance

A more exact solution of the quantum three-body problem

Physicists have developed a mathematical method that allows to solve with high accuracy the quantum problem of three electrostatically bound bodies for bound states.

Scientists: diesel engines still kill people

Scientists note that in the largest cities, a fleet of hundreds of thousands of diesel cars not only pollutes the atmosphere, but literally kills people. According to the research, if a person already has health problems, diesel exhausts can take him about 10 years of life.

The Arctic whale-beluga swam into the Thames

In the vicinity of London in the Thames, an Arctic whale-beluga was seen. The appearance of a marine mammal unusual for these latitudes caused surprise both among the lay people and in the scientific community.

Along the coast of Portugal found a ship that had sunk 400 years ago with spices

The ship is at a depth of 12 meters and an area of about 50 by 100 meters. The ship and finds on it are in very good condition, scientists believe that it sank between 1575 and 1625, at the peak of spices trade in Portugal and India. The name of the ship is not yet known.

Prove that you are not a computer …

American researchers proposed a short variation of the Turing test, in which a participant in order to prove that he is not a computer, it is necessary to name just one word in English. The test was conducted on almost a thousand participants, and two thousand more volunteers evaluated the results. Despite the fact that the test itself has no practical application, the scientist with his help managed to point out the differences and similarities of people’s thinking. The article is published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

The perception of optical illusion depends on the age

It is clear that among the young people there were those who were seen on the illusion of the old woman, but if you look at the age groups, the probability (if you can say so) of the old woman clearly decreased with the age of the audience.

Kunashir discovered new species of unusual plants

Biologists from the Botanical Garden Institute of the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Central Siberian Botanical Garden of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences conducted an expedition to the hard-to-reach areas of the island of Kunashir (the Great Kurile Ridge) in August-September 2018.

Russian scientists have learned to successfully dilute fuel with water

Scientists have learned to mix fuel with water and achieve combustion of the resulting mixture. At the same time, burning the mixture has advantages over burning clean fuel

The speed of information processing and personality traits was associated with EEG

Employees of the Saratov Scientific Educational Center “Systems of Artificial Intelligence and Neurotechnology” found a connection between the parameters of brain electrical activity recorded during EEG (electroencephalography) during the decision of tasks on the speed of processing information in the central nervous system, as well as the personality of the subject.


In Russia, they develop an optical clock for flights to Mars

In Russia, they create an optical clock for use in space, in particular for flights to Mars. The development is conducted by the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Physicotechnical and Radiotechnical Measurements of Rosstandart (VNIIFTRI), RIA Novosti reported.

On Titan for the first time found dust storms

An important discovery was made by specialists involved in the study of Titan, one of the satellites of Saturn. For the first time, intense dust storms in the region of its equator were noted. Previously it was believed that similar cataclysms in the atmosphere can only occur on Earth and Mars

From the Kourou cosmodrome, the 100th rocket launch of Ariane 5

The jubilee hundredth launch of the Ariane 5 launch vehicle took place on Wednesday night from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana, on board the rocket there is, in particular, the satellite of Azerbaijan.

Before the end of the operation of the station, 17 Soyuz spacecraft will be sent to the ISS

It is planned that four ships will be launched in 2019, then two “Union of MS” a year, “RIA Novosti” writes. Earlier, the European Space Agency, Russia, the United States, Japan and Canada agreed to operate the ISS until the end of 2024.

India and Russia will study the universe together

The ministry stressed that during the talks the partnership between the countries in the field of manned programs was discussed. Also, Russia is ready to cooperate with India in rocket engineering, engine building, astrophysical studies of planets, as well as remote sensing of the Earth.

Australia in the creation of the lunar orbital station

The National Space Agency of Australia intends to significantly increase the country’s contribution to international space research, in particular, to participate in the construction of the international lunar orbital station. The agency presented its plans in the road map for the next 12 years.

Scientists have explained the rapid increase in the mass of black holes

Previously, scientists fixed the absorption of matter only by small black holes and at a speed not exceeding 29 thousand km / s. This discovery experts from the United Kingdom did, observing the galaxy PG211 + 143, located a billion light years from Earth in the constellation of Hair Veronica.


Volvo introduced the “off-road” station wagon Volvo V60 Cross Country

The company Volvo introduced the “off-road” version of the versatile Volvo V60. The novelty with a prefix Cross Country has received a full drive, a semi-autonomous control system and an increased ground clearance. The new cross-wagon became another model of the Swedish brand, built on the proprietary SPA architecture.

Atelier from the USA created 800-strong Hummer for track races

For tracks the American studio Mil-Spes Autotomive created a special version of the Nummer H1, the car will be used exclusively on tracks. Now the vehicle has an updated suspension, ground clearance at times decreased, as well as specialists have worked out the diesel car installation

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE will appear in Russia in the 1st quarter of 2019

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE will appear on the Russian market in the first quarter of 2019. The prices for the novelty will be known closer to the start of sales, the press service of Mercedes-Benz Rus informs. In front of the general public, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE will appear for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018.

Geely showed official photos of the new serial minivan Geely VF11

Images were published by company representatives shortly before the premiere. The design of the minivan is reminiscent of the appearance of the Geely MPV Concept concept, which was shown last spring in Shanghai. In terms of size, the novelty will compete with the Ford S-Max.

3000-strong Lamborghini Huracan for 800 meters was dispersed to 417 km / h

Employees of the company Underground Racing finalized the sports car Lamborghini Huracan, increasing the engine’s engine capacity to 3 thousand liters. from. The car outstripped all expectations for reaching the maximum speed at a distance of 804 meters. Not passing a kilometer, the supercar is gaining a speed of 417.9 km / h.

Hybrid DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4

DS introduced a new hybrid crossover DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4 × 4, the public premiere of which will take place a week later at the Paris Motor Show.

Under the hood, the crossover is equipped with a new-generation hybrid power plant with a total output of 300 hp, based on the petrol 1.6-liter 200-horsepower PureTech engine and two 109-hp electric motors delivering 337 Nm and 166 Nm of torque at front and rear axles respectively. There is a “hybrid” from a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13.2 kW / h, which provides a power reserve of up to 50 km only in electrical mode. The car accelerates to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, speeding up to 135 km / h on electric traction and up to 220 km / h in hybrid mode

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