9 Feb, 2018

The US strategy in the North Korean issue

The US considers it necessary to resolve the issue of the DPRK nuclear program diplomatically. This was stated by Deputy Press Secretary of the White House Raj Shah, RIA Novosti reported.

“Our strategy in the North Korean issue is denuclearization. This is an increase in political pressure on the regime and its nuclear program. These measures have been successful all these years. Dozens of countries severed ties with North Korea. We continue to exert maximum pressure on the regime … We keep all options open, but we prefer diplomacy, “Shah said.

Recall, on the eve of the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis said that the US is ready to respond with a more powerful blow to the enemy’s nuclear strike.

Briefly about the main thing ……

POLICY

The State Department announced the desire of the US to “rebuild” relations with Russia

The US would like to rebuild relations with Russia, said State Department spokesman Heather Naouert at a briefing for journalists. According to her, the two countries have many spheres that cause mutual concern.

German MP invited Ukraine to adopt the results of the referendum in Crimea

The deputy of the parliament of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia Helmut Seiffen, who is part of the German delegation in the Crimea, said that political forces capable of accepting the will of the Crimean people should come to power in Ukraine.

The Latvian Parliament, following Lithuania, approved the adoption of the “Magnitsky Act”

By its decision, the Diet expressed condemnation of Russia, which, as indicated in Riga, did not make enough effort during the investigation of the circumstances of the death of Sergei Magnitsky. Deputies stressed that Latvia consistently opposes violations of human rights, financial fraud and corruption.

Aliyev called the goal of Azerbaijan “return” of Yerevan

The political and strategic goal of Azerbaijanis is to return to Yerevan, which is the historical territory of Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev said during a speech at the congress of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.

In the coming years, we should be more active in this matter and conduct presentations and exhibitions in various regions of the world. Because Yerevan is our historical land, and we, the Azerbaijanis, should return to these lands. – Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijani politician

Trump called America “a ray of light for other nations”

American leader Donald Trump said that America is “a ray of light for other nations.” He also called for a “more just world”.

The abolition of anti-Russian sanctions will be discussed in Germany

The abolition of anti-Russian sanctions will be discussed in the Land Parliaments of Germany. It’s about the legislative bodies, where there are representatives of the right-wing party “Alternative for Germany”, stated the deputy of the Berlin parliament Harald Laatch

Soros invested more than $ 500,000 in abolition of Brexit

Billionaire George Soros financed a campaign of supporters of UK membership in the EU Best for Britain, writes The Independent, referring to the documents of this movement. He donated a campaign of £ 400,000 (about $ 557,000) through his Open Society foundation.

Mexico does not intend to impose sanctions against Venezuela

If the United States imposes sanctions on the Venezuelan oil industry, Mexico will not support this decision by Washington. This was reported by the head of the Mexican Ministry of Energy Pedro Joaquin Caldwell.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

In Syria, captured two British executioner Igil

Two members of the group of British executioners of the Islamic State (IG, banned in Russia) were taken prisoner by Kurdish militiamen in Syria. This was reported by The New York Times. It is noted that the captured fighters Alexandra Koti and El Shafi Elsheikh executed a large number of Western hostages.

For a week, at the borders of Russia, 20 reconnaissance planes

Over a week, 20 aircraft conducted reconnaissance flights at Russian borders, the Russian Defense Ministry said. At the same time, 11 times VSK planes of Russia flew to intercept the scouts, the department noted.

How to counter Russian air defense

The US intends to develop a new long-range cruise missile that will be equipped with the new US strategic bombers, the invisible B-21 Raider, writes National Interest referring to the recently published nuclear doctrine.

In Syria, the city of Afrin was bombed

The city of Afrin in northern Syria was bombed, strikes caused panic among civilians, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports from the scene. Since January 20, the Turkish military has been conducting an operation in Africa against Kurdish armed groups. In the sky above Afriern aircraft are heard.

The US will not withdraw troops from Manbijah at the request of Turkey

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that Washington does not intend to yield to the pressure of Ankara, which requires withdrawing American units from Syrian Manbige.

Drugs for $ 1 billion intercepted in the Arabian Sea in three months

In the region of the Arabian Sea over the past three months, the ships of the international anti-terrorist coalition have intercepted drugs for $ 1 billion, the Tass news agency reported citing the press service of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces.

The Israeli military reported on the bombardment of the drones from Syria

The unmanned aerial vehicle of the IDF was bombarded from Syria. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Israel.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia recorded the activation of the “sleeping” IGIL cell

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation recorded the activation of the “sleeping” IG cell in the Deir-ez-Zor area. This was reported to the Russian military department

Canada will hold large-scale military exercises in the Arctic region of the country

The Canadian Armed Forces intend to conduct major exercises called Operation Nunalivut in the Arctic region of the country Nunavut. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of Canada. The maneuvers are scheduled for 11-13 March.

A new NATO command center may appear in Germany

A new NATO command, planning and logistics center may appear on the territory of Germany. The corresponding initiative was put forward by the Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen. It is noted that the construction of the headquarters is due to the need to improve combat capability.

Erdogan announced Turkey’s intention to enter Syrian Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking on Thursday, February 8, before the heads of local administrations, announced that after the military operation in Syrian Africa the army of the republic would enter the Idlib province in order to “eliminate the terrorist threat” there.

ACCIDENTS

Five people were injured in the explosion of a gas cylinder in the Moscow region

On the cattle farm in Stupino district near Moscow, a gas bottle exploded. This is reported by the TASS agency with reference to a source in emergency services

Almost a thousand people were evacuated because of a fire in a hostel in Moscow

Due to a small fire, almost a thousand people had to evacuate rescuers from the hostel of the Moscow Polytechnic University located in the north-east of the capital. Tass told a source in the emergency services of the city.

In Mexico, a restaurant killed six people

At least six people became victims of violence of armed bandits on Thursday in a restaurant in the municipality of Tlakepaka in the Mexican state of Jalisco. According to the portal Excelsior, about ten people entered the restaurant, when the company dined there, and opened fire on it.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred near the eastern coast of Kamchatka

Seismologists recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 near the eastern coast of Kamchatka. This was stated in the press service of the Kamchatka Branch of the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It is reported that the earthquake occurred on the morning of February 9 at local time in the waters of the Kamchatka Gulf.

In Spain, Franco’s grandson was sentenced to two and a half years

The grandson of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, found guilty of an attack on government officials and dangerous driving, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, the court of the Aragon autonomous community

In Thailand, a hacker from the Russian Federation Sergey Medvedev

Police in Thailand detained a Russian citizen Sergei Medvedev, suspected of hacking attacks for fraud. He was taken into custody in Bangkok at the request of the US FBI

In Nizhnevartovsk, the patient died in line for a doctor

In Nizhnevartovsk, the patient died in anticipation of receiving a doctor. The head of the regional department of public health, Alexey Dobrovolsky, told Interfax. The emergency occurred in the polyclinic №1. The man was sitting in line at the office.

Beaten child lieutenant colonel of the Ministry of Defense again escaped punishment

In Kamchatka, a court was held on a loud case about beating a child by the lieutenant colonel of the Defense Ministry, who went on the attack after the snowball thrown at his car. Despite the personal intervention of the head of the CPS Alexander Bastrykin, from the punishment of the court, Andrei Zaitsev still left: under the law, the military simply can not be brought for an administrative offense, which has recently been considered a beating.

In Primorye, the case was initiated after the death of a tiger who attacked a hunter

The police opened a criminal case on the illegal production of valuable animals after the death of the Amur tiger, who attacked the hunter in Primorye, the regional MOI of the RF informs.
In the Olginsky district, the tiger attacked the hunter, who was then hospitalized with lacerations of the head and left arm. When the victim recovered, he told that he was forced to kill a predator. In this case, according to the hunter, the animal attacking him was wounded.

In Portugal, a special services officer was convicted of spying for Russia

The former employee of the Portuguese information security service was found guilty of spying for the Russian Federation, RTP Noticias reports. The Lisbon court found that the actions of the ex-employee threatened national security and sentenced him to 7 years in prison.

In China, a nanny was sentenced to death for a fire in the apartment

China’s Mo Huanjing from the city of Hangzhou, accused of arson apartment, was sentenced to death. This is reported by People’s Daily.

SOCIETY

In Moscow, near the building of the Foreign Ministry will erect a monument to Yevgeny Primakov

In May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made a proposal to install a monument to Yevgeny Primakov next to the Foreign Ministry building. This proposal was supported by the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, as well as the Department of Cultural Heritage of Moscow, Moskomarkhitektura and deputies of the Municipal District of Arbat.

In Krasnodar, an 18-year-old student was detained, extinguished a cigarette about the icon of the church of St. Michael the Archangel

Yegor Grishin defiled the icon of Archangel Michael, installed on the fence of the eponymous church in the village of Martanskaya Krasnodar Territory, and then boasted of his action on the Internet. Soon the young man was detained. According to the media, a criminal case can be opened against him about insulting the feelings of believers.

Authorities allocated subsidies for the construction of hospitals in the regions

The Russian government approved the targeted allocation of subsidies to 22 constituent entities of the Russian Federation for the construction and reconstruction of 24 health facilities under the state program “Health Development”.

The volume of distributed subsidies in 2010 is 16.4 billion rubles, in 2019 – 8.3 billion, and in 2020 – 3.2 billion rubles, according to the official website of the Cabinet.

Citizens will be able to make an appointment with a doctor on the maps “Mir”

A set of applications to the map “Mir” can be replenished with the next social functionality. With its help, Russians will receive electronic access to medical services, such as a doctor’s appointment and purchase of medicines. To get to the doctor it will be possible by means of the terminals located in polyclinics.

Pseudohumanism saving preterm infants

Head of the psychiatry department of the medical university Vladimir Yuldashev, speaking of premature children, expressed the opinion that “we are invading divine affairs”, while in Western countries such children are “disconnected by breathing apparatus”

More than 50% of Russians share with close passwords to digital devices

More than half of Russians share with close passwords from their gadgets. This was reported in the press service of the company “Kaspersky Lab”. According to the results of the study, 54% of Russian citizens willingly share passwords and access codes to their digital devices with their partners.

Twenty Russian schoolchildren can not fly from Thailand for a week

About 20 schoolchildren from Yakutia came to the cultural festival in Thailand and for a week can not fly home because of the airline’s mistake, told RIA Novosti on Friday, a representative of the regional Ministry of Education.

In the case of Khoroshavin, the sentence is appealed

Khoroshavin was given 13 years of strict regime colony and a fine of 500 million rubles in the case of bribery. The lawyer of the former governor, Olga Artyukhova, after reading the verdict, left the courtroom without informing whether the defense of Khoroshavin would appeal the decision.

In the State Duma made a law on the progressive scale of personal income tax

A group of deputies from “Fair Russia” submitted to the State Duma a bill on the introduction in the Russian Federation of a two-level progressive scale of personal income tax (personal income tax), follows from the database of the lower house of parliament.

Google fined in India for $ 21 million for search distortions

The Commission for the Protection of Competition of India imposed a fine on Google Corporation in the amount of more than $ 21 million on Thursday for distortions of the search results. This was reported by the Reuters agency. According to his information, Google abused its dominant position in the markets of Internet search and search advertising

YouTube cast a video about sharpening knives for children’s content

The mobile application YouTube Kids, created to sort the content of popular video hosting for children, began to show users inappropriate video, including clips about the correct sharpening of knives.

SHOW BUSINESS

Agent Scully co-starred for the protection of animals

Photo: gilliana / instagram Gillian Andreson is best known for her role as Dana Scully’s agent in the fantastic television series “The X-Files”. Recently, the actress said that after the end of the 11 season of the series, she will never return to the role of Agent Scully.

A piece of cloth from the crash site of the airship “Hindenburg” sold for $ 36 thousand

A red piece of cloth found at the site of the crash of the Hindenburg airship in 1937 in the US, was sold for more than $ 36,000 at the auction of RR Auction in Boston. This is reported by the Associated Press.

Anastasia Rybka claims of group rape on the yacht Deripaska

In her Instagram, the girl published a video in which she described how the people on the yacht outraged her. “I have honor and self-respect,” she said, suggesting that the millionaire solve the incident with the help of marriage.

Brad Pitt provoked an accident in the US

In American Los Angeles, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt got into a minor accident involving three cars. As the Daily Mail writes, the actor on his gray Tesla crashed into a car ahead of the Nissan Altima, which then collided with another car – Kia Soul.

The prosecutor’s office of Los Angeles received three new cases against Weinstein

The prosecutor’s office of Los Angeles received three new cases against Weinstein, according to the information-analytical edition Life.

ECONOMY

Three territories of advanced development have been created in the Urals and Siberia

In three closed cities in the Urals and in Siberia, territories for outpacing socio-economic development (TOR) will be created – Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk Territory), Ozersk and Snezhinsk (Chelyabinsk Region). Relevant decrees are published on the website of the government of the Russian Federation

Twitter made a profit for the first time in 12 years

Twitter microblogging service for the first time in its 12-year history received a net profit – in the fourth quarter of 2017 it was $ 91.1 million against a loss of $ 167 million a year earlier. This is stated in the report on Twitter last year.

The Central Bank advised banks to link interest on loans to a key rate

The Central Bank advised banks to link interest rates on loans to a key rate. Most likely, in the near future with a significant reduction in mortgage rates on the market, bank customers will not have to undergo a tedious procedure for refinancing a loan.

The US public debt grew by $ 544 billion during the time of Trump’s presidency

The state debt of the United States increased by $ 544 billion during the time of Donald Trump’s presidency – from the end of January 2017. This was announced on Thursday by CBS.

“Turkish flow” has risen to $ 7 billion

Gazprom raised the cost of Turkish Stream construction to $ 7 billion, the deputy chairman of the company Andrey Kruglov said during the investor’s Day in London, Tass reports.

Gazprom Neft Holds for Benefits

Gazprom Neft plans to apply to the government to include the Novoportovskoye field in the system of the tax on additional income from 2019, the deputy chairman of the oil company Aleksei Yankevich said on February 8.

LNG from the Arctic plan to ship to South Africa

Russia reported its readiness to supply liquefied gas produced in the Russian Arctic zone in South Africa. On Thursday, February 8, the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources Sergei Donskoy met with the Minister of Energy of South Africa David Makhlobo

“Gazprom Neft” has put in the budget the price of oil $ 50 per barrel

Various price scenarios for the cost of a barrel of oil in 2018 are being considered by Gazprom Neft, the head of Gazprom Neft, Alexander Dyukov, told reporters on the sidelines of the final of the contest “Leaders of Russia” in Sochi, noting that as a base, he put $ 50 per barrel into the budget for 2018 .

China in January increased oil imports by 19%

Imports of petroleum products to China in January amounted to 2.875 million tons, which is 11% higher than the same period last year, reports Dow Jones with reference to the Chinese customs service. The import of oil to China over the same period increased by 19% – to 40.64 million tons

The date for the start of construction of the Nord Stream-2

The construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is scheduled for 2018, Matthias Warning, Executive Director of Nord Stream 2 AG, told Die Welt. According to him, the company plans to receive all necessary permits in the near future.

TMK’s “daughter” postponed IPO in New York due to “poor market conditions”

The North American subsidiary of Russia’s largest pipe manufacturer, Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK), Dmitry Pumpyansky, is Ipsco Tubulars Inc. reported the postponement of the placement of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. This was said in a statement.

SGC closed the deal to acquire 78% stake in Sibeco

As a result of the transaction, SGC acquired control over Sibeco, acquired a 78% stake in Sibeco. “It happened a little more than a day ago,” Kuznetsov said.

The Bank of England retained the base rate

The Bank of England retained the benchmark interest rate at 0.5% per annum. This is stated in a message posted on the website of the British regulator on Thursday

Australia reduces the profit tax

So far, Australia has adopted a law on tax reduction only for companies with annual revenues of less than 50 million Australian dollars ($ 39.3 million). Australian Finance Minister Scott Morrison called on the parliament to lower the tax, noting that the UK has already done so, despite the high budget deficit.

UniCredit returned to net profit in 2017

Net interest income of the group amounted to 10.299 billion euros, which is 0.1% less than in the previous year, PRIME reports. According to the results of the fourth quarter of 2017, UniCredit’s net profit amounted to 801 million euro against a loss of 13.558 billion euros in the same period of the previous year.

ExxonMobil filled the oil and gas reserves in 2017 by 183%

At the end of the year, the company’s total proved hydrocarbon reserves reached 21.2 billion barrels, of which 57% are liquid. The main growth was provided by assets in the shale provinces of the US – the state of Texas (about 800 million barrels of AD), as well as projects of Upper Zakum in the UAE.

Refining at the Belarusian refineries in 2017

The volume of oil refining at Belarusian refineries in 2017 exceeded 18 million tons, the press service of the Belneftekhim Concern reported on Thursday. “Primary oil refining for 2017 amounted to 18.126 million tons,” the report said.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

China will start heating houses with a nuclear reactor

The state company China Feneral Nuclear Power Group (CGN) together with the Tsinghua University will organize a pilot heat supply system project in the north of the country using the NHR200-II nuclear reactor, Xinhua reports.

WhatsApp launches its own payment system WhatsApp Pay

The messenger WhatsApp is preparing to launch its own payment system WhatsApp Pay. A beta version of the new application is already being tested in India. Own payment system WhatsApp Pay while is calculated only for users of the messenger living in India.

ESET discovered the extortionist who takes redemption with iTunes gift cards

The amount of redemption varies – 25 or 50 dollars or euros. It is interesting that the attackers take ransom gift cards iTunes and provide victims with detailed instructions for their purchase and use. This version of the extortionist is most active in Latin America.

A new Windows vulnerability was detected

A cybersecurity researcher from Spain showed the Internet community a new way to bypass the Controlled Folder Access function. In order to gain controlled access to directories, you must use the Microsoft Office data package

Two more space monitoring centers may appear in the Arctic

Two joint centers for space monitoring of the Ministry of Emergencies and Roscosmos are planned to be established in 2018 on the Arctic coast of Russia, their commissioning should increase the speed of taking images from space by almost 20%. This is stated in the published report of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.

LG officially patented a smartphone with three screens

South Korean manufacturer LG patented a smartphone with three displays in the World Intellectual Property Organization.

In China, the most high-quality clone of the iPhone X

In China, sales of the most accurate copy of the flagship smartphone iPhone X from all existing on the market started. New OWWO X repeats the original from Apple more than 99%. The smallest takes, perhaps, only the operating system, which is impossible to forge.

In France, they talked about the creation of the “digital police”

The Minister of the Interior explained that the developed program will become a project in which police officers and gendarmerie staff will be provided with special tablets and smartphones with the ability to quickly access the file cabinet of law enforcement agencies.

The new iPhone will have a built-in fingerprint scanner

For a long time on the Internet there are rumors that this year the American company Apple will immediately introduce 3 newest phones. According to the insiders, they will all receive a smartphone in the style of the iPhone X, as well as an identification scanner with fingerprints, built-in for it

THE SCIENCE

In the genes of bats hidden secrets of longevity and getting rid of cancer

At bat Myotis myotis, scientists have discovered genes that halt the process of age-related chromosome degradation. Considering that the majority of oncological diseases develop after 50 years, research into the mechanism of aging on bats becomes an effective method of combating cancer.

Improved wood can replace steel

American researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a method of improving wood, which can provide its increased strength

On the Day of Russian Science, Sci-Hub stopped working

During its work, the portal has provided the scientific community with free access to tens of thousands of articles: only last year Sci-Hub services successfully used 150 million times. This corresponds to about 400 thousand downloads per day.

Scientists have learned to improve people’s memory

Scientists from the United States reported that they managed to make a unique breakthrough. Researchers were able to improve a person’s memory. To do this, they used a mechanism that was embedded in the brain.

Scientists have learned to teleport solar energy

According to preliminary estimates of scientists, every second more than 1 million gigawatts of solar radiation flows to Earth. To “catch” it, you need to use nanoscale antennas and associated diodes.

More effective than lithium-ion: magnesium batteries will compete

The researchers found that magnesium is a more promising material for batteries. Its advantages are that it is stable, safer, can retain the charge longer, and the melting point is higher than that of lithium.

Mask: “Unmanned Tesla will travel through the whole of America in 3-6 months”

To start Tesla through the country in an unmanned mode, Ilon Mask conceived again last year, but so far these plans have not been implemented. Now the entrepreneur introduced some clarity and shared his expectations about this event.

SPACE

Nuclear satellites of the USSR are on photo

An astronomer from the Netherlands, Marco Langbrook, photographed in the sky over Leiden Soviet nuclear satellites Kosmos-1860 and Kosmos-1412. Each device before transferring its tasks carried over the nuclear reactor.

This is an on-board nuclear power plant BES-5 Buk with a capacity of 5 kilowatts.

The satellites were launched in the 1980s. They were part of the system of marine space reconnaissance and target designation of the ICRC “Legend”

NASA will create a “space submarine” for the study of Saturn’s moon

NASA specialists are working on the creation of various space vehicles that help in more detailed space exploration. Thus, the creation of a “space submarine”, which scientists plan to use to study the reservoirs that are available on the satellite of Saturn Titan, is coming to an end.

NASA reported a powerful flash on the Sun

Researchers of the US space agency NASA announced a powerful flash on the Sun. The last time such an outbreak occurred in October 2017. The GOES device fixed a flash on the Sun.

Cosmoplan Dream Chaser will go to the ISS in 2020

The reusable spacecraft Dream Chaser will be launched for the first time to the International Space Station in late 2020. Sierra Nevada company after the ship passed the next tests officially received permission from the National Aerospace Agency for cargo expedition

Lunar “hump” helped to find out the time of the appearance of the ocean on Earth

The section of the lunar landscape indicates that there were no oceans from liquid water on Earth for the first 400-500 million years. According to the researchers, in those days the hydrosphere of the planet was frozen or did not exist at all, so the tide forces did not slow the Moon

Kepler NASA has discovered the most massive super-earth

The GJ 9827 star, located 100 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces, probably has one of the most massive and dense super-earths discovered to date, according to new research, led by Joanna Teske of the University of Carnegie.

AUTO

The Russian prices for the crossover Citroen C3 Aircross

The Russian office of the company Citroen unveiled the list of complete sets and prices for a new crossover Citroen C3 Aircross. The car will be offered in three versions with a minimum cost of 1,069,000 rubles. Three variants of power units will be available

Sales of the new Fiat Doblo in the Russian market will start on February 23

Sales Doblo will start on February 23 and the model will be offered in the all-metal body with a load capacity of 900 kg and a five-seater version – Doblo Combi. Regardless of the version, the model will receive a 1.4-liter engine with a capacity of 95 hp. and a five-speed manual transmission.

Hatchback Alfa Romeo Giulietta received a new version of Sport

Italian premium brand Alfa Romeo, part of the FCA Group, introduced the new hatchback Alfa Romeo Giulietta in the Sport version. The novelty received a stylish aerodynamic body kit, but the power of the hatchback motor remained the same

“AvtoVAZ” postponed the release date of the sedan Lada Vesta Cross until 2019

It became known that AvtoVAZ was a little late with the schedule, and the release of the new Lada Vesta Cross was postponed. The model will not be shown this year, but at the beginning of the next.

Mazda will withdraw from Russia “six” with a marriage in the braking system

In the RF recalls 1,758 cars Mazda 6. The automaker will check the machines with parking brake, which has a mechanical cable drive. This is a possible corrosion of the rear calipers. The recall campaign included cars sold in the Russian car market from 2012 to 2015, according to Motor.

Tata showed a new crossover on the Land Rover Discovery Sport platform

Indian automaker Tata demonstrated at the motor show in Delhi a new prototype of the crossover H5X, which was built on the same platform as the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Toyota in Chicago will show three new SUV series of TRD Pro

The public presentation of the models will be held within the framework of the showroom in Chicago, but the biggest changes that have occurred in the extreme series of off-road vehicles are already known.

The UAZ presented new special versions of UAZ “Profi”

The Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant starts production of two new special versions of the cargo van UAZ “Profi” in the form of a full-fledged autolink and a refrigerator truck. In the first version, the car is designed for consumer trade due to the presence of a convenient showcase right inside the body.

Skoda officially introduced the updated Fabia

Skoda introduced the updated Fabia. The restyling hatchback received a new LED optics, a modified hood and 18-inch wheels. From the engine range, the turbodiesel disappeared.

Subaru is preparing to release a hybrid model

It is noted that the novelty uses technology and units from Toyota Prius Prime. This was reported by Takeshi Tachimori, who heads the department responsible for the technical stuffing of the car. In Subaru they do not say, on the basis of which model the hybrid will be built.

Geely will start production of electric trucks

The Chinese company Geely intends to introduce and launch its first electric truck next year. It is primarily intended for the home market and America. Geely has already entered into a partnership agreement with the American company VIA Motors International.

Polestar received more than 5 thousand pre-orders on the Polestar 1 coupe

As representatives of the company inform, in connection with high demand for the car, the management has thought about the increase in volumes of release. Now the planned volume of production is 500 copies per year, but in the case of a plant in Chengdu in two shifts the volume of output can be increased.

BMW at the auto show in Geneva can present the BMW 8-Series with V12

As BMWBlog succeeded, the concept based on the 8 Series coupe will be demonstrated at the auto show. According to rumors, the “heart” of the conceptual sports car will be the 6.6-liter V12, about the power of which information is not yet available.

Ravon will bring to Russia an updated R4 / Cobalt and compact crossover

The novelty will receive other bumpers, modified optics and a redesigned radiator grille. Also before the end of the year, the Russian division of Ravon will present a new S-Class sedan and a compact crossover. According to preliminary data, we are talking about the previous Chevrolet Cruze and pre-reform Chevrolet Tracker

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