18 Feb, 2019

There is no “middle class” in Russia

37% of Russians receive less than 19 thousand rubles a month, which allows people to spend only 633 rubles, or 9.6 dollars a day for their needs, follows from the report of the Rosstat on socio-economic development for 2018, which Finanz.ru quotes .

Only 12% of citizens of the Russian Federation have a monthly income above 60 thousand rubles. More than half – 55.2% – live on an amount not exceeding 27 thousand rubles a month. Every fourth – 23.2% – has a monthly income below 15 thousand rubles, or 7.6 dollars a day, and every eighth (12%) is below the official poverty line, receiving no more than 10 thousand rubles a month.

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, the average Russian will be able to catch up with the people of Hungary only twenty years later, where the average salary is now 67,000 in terms of rubles. But in terms of wages, it’s impossible to catch up with the current Poland or the Czech Republic even by that time.

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Poroshenko called the situation in Ukraine “success story”

The head of Ukraine recalled the reforms that had been carried out in a war. According to Poroshenko, this is the “most profound” transformation in the history of the country. Poroshenko is one of the participants of the Munich Security Conference, which takes place from 15 to 17 February.

I am very confused when I hear some people say that Ukraine and Russia should stop shooting. If Russia stops shooting, there will be peace. If Ukraine stops shooting, there will be no Ukraine. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Trump called on Europe to pick up its militants from Syria

According to Reuters, about 800 militants from 40 countries are currently held in Syrian prisons. Since Trump decided to withdraw troops from the republic, it is likely that the Kurds will not be able or will not want to keep prisoners without American support. Therefore, Washington seeks to hand over prisoners to the authorities of the countries where they are from, but most foreign governments do not want to.

“The United States urges Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back more than 800 militants of the IG * captured in Syria and bring them to justice,” Trump wrote on Twitter

Residents of Haiti opposed the United States and called for help from Russia

In the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, protests against President of the Republic Zhovenel Moise are held. Protesters suspect the head of state of embezzling funds. They also oppose an alliance with the USA, which supports Moise, and call on Russia to help resolve the crisis.

China opposes interference in other countries

Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC Central Committee) for Foreign Affairs, said that Beijing opposes hegemony and interference in the affairs of other countries. Jiechi made the corresponding statement, speaking at the Munich Security Conference.

Russia and Japan have agreed on the visit of Lavrov to Tokyo

The Foreign Ministries of Russia and Japan have agreed on the visit of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Tokyo to discuss a peace treaty. About this at the Munich conference after talks with Lavrov said Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, writes Kyodo.

The Russian side has no artificial deadlines. We calmly explain to our Japanese colleagues that it is impossible to plan anything like this. – Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia

Russia began to develop medium-range ground-based missiles

Russia began to develop medium-range ground-based missiles. This was announced by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov during his speech at a panel session of the Munich Security Conference.

IMF will provide financial assistance to Venezuela after the withdrawal of Maduro

The International Monetary Fund is preparing to provide financial assistance for the restoration of Venezuela after the departure of Nicolas Maduro from the presidency. It is expected that the amount will be significant.

Russian Aerospace Force is able to track every flight to the moon

This was stated by the Chief of the Air Force of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Morozov. In addition, thanks to the availability of specialized optical technology, the troops have the opportunity to conduct observations even at longer distances. For example, track objects that move along departure trajectories ….

US aircraft with humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrived in Colombia

At least three aircraft from the United States with humanitarian aid for Venezuela landed in the border Colombian city of Cucuta. The leader of the Venezuelan opposition, Juan Guaydo, wrote about this in his Twitter account.

The Pentagon did not decide how much money Trump will allocate on the wall

And about. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said that the Pentagon has not yet decided how much money will be allocated to US President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. Reported by the Associated Press.

He noted that Trump’s decree on the introduction of the state of emergency in the United States delegated to him “greater freedom of action” as to how much money the Pentagon can allocate for the construction of the wall.

Tsipras and Zaev received the award for renaming Macedonia

The prime ministers of Greece and Northern Macedonia won the Ewald von Quest Award during the Munich Conference on February 17, reports France Press. Alexis Tsipras and Zaran Zaev were awarded the Ewald von Quest Prize for their efforts to resolve the dispute over the name of the country of Macedonia.

Invisible ship entered the US Navy

In total, the US Navy intends to put into service 34 such ships. The press service of the US Navy reported that the coastal zone vehicle USS Tulsa (LCS-16), equipped with a technology of reducing visibility, officially became part of the Navy, RIA Novosti reports.

The European Parliament proposed to create a single missile defense system with the participation of Ukraine

Manfred Weber, a candidate for the post of head of the European Commission, a representative of the leading European party of the European People’s Party, suggested considering a project to create a unified missile defense system in Europe, which would include Poland and Ukraine.

Israeli heavy armored carrier Namer will get engines from the US

On the newest Israeli heavy Namer armored personnel carriers will be installed American tank engines. The US government approved a deal to sell Israel’s MT 883 engines, Warspot reports with reference to janes.com.

Maduro has proposed a plan for the deployment of the armed forces of Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the adoption of a plan for the continuous deployment of the country’s armed forces to protect against a possible US military invasion. The Venezuelan leader’s speech was broadcast on his Twitter page.

Iranian Foreign Minister: we will increase military force

The minister claims that in the past, the Iranian people witnessed the dominance of foreign forces in Iran. All politics was defined in embassies and governments of foreign countries. Today, the Islamic Republic conducts its own foreign policy and is forced to respond to external threats.

Lebanon is ready to buy any weapon of Russia

The Ministry of Defense of Lebanon is ready to consider any proposal from the Kremlin to acquire Russian weapons, said the head of department, Ilyas Abu Saab.

Azerbaijani military violate ceasefire in Karabakh

The armed forces of Azerbaijan in the conflict zone of Nagorno-Karabakh violated the cease-fire regime more than two hundred times this week, Sputnik agency reported on February 16.

Erdogan confirmed the intention of Turkey to buy Russian s-400 srs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed that Ankara is not going to refuse to buy C-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia. About this with reference to the NTV television channel reports Reuters.

We made a deal with Russia on the C-400. Therefore, there can be no question of any step backwards. The question is closed. We are working to ensure that S-400s are deployed in July, as promised – Recep Erdogan, a Turkish politician

The red light district are going to reform in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema decided that the Red Light District should not be a tourist attraction, since it is “humiliating”. She proposed to reform it. This was announced by the website of the Association of Tour Operators.

Lemons are called a luxury item for Russians

Lemons are a prestigious product and an indicator of wealth in Russia, says American journalist Lizzie Sachs. In his article for Forbes, Sachs writes that in Russia and the countries of Southeast Asia this citrus is acquired “in order to show itself in a favorable light and make an impression”.

BlaBlaCar will introduce new measures to improve the safety of travel

In the next two years, BlaBlaCar’s search service for fellow travelers is planning to introduce in Russia an opportunity to make online payments between passengers and drivers. About this in an interview with RBC said the chief executive officer of BlaBlaCar Nicholas Brusson.

The State Duma sent proposals for the removal of abortion from the CHI

Representatives of the Orthodox community sent the Vice-Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Peter Tolstoy, a package of proposals for removing abortions from the compulsory health insurance system (MMI) and compensating for them through subsidies of the Russian government, one of the authors of the amendments, member of the commission on missionary affairs at the Diocesan Council of Moscow, said on Monday Rom Novosti Dimitri (Pershin).

Bags with pure snow were brought to Krasnoyarsk

February 16 Krasnoyarsk Anton Palych posted photos of Dubrovinsky Street in his Facebook.

White snow brought in plastic bags was poured into a parking pocket near the Yenisei Gallery. Who and why brought him there – is still unknown. The official comment of the City Hall will be available only on Monday.

This winter Krasnoyarsk has distinguished itself by its approach to landscaping. In the cold laid asphalt and painted the facades of houses. The fact that it was not possible to paint, curtain decorative banners total cost of ten million rubles. Nikolayev Avenue was planted with trees felled into snowdrifts.

Dead trees, according to the mayor’s office, set for a couple of weeks. They gave the city energy, which cut them at their sites. Usually such trees are utilized, but this time they decided to use them for temporary improvement.

Plenipotentiary Menyaylo saves Khakassia from freezing due to an accident

From December to January, 4 major accidents occurred at the housing and utilities facilities of the region. The biggest one happened on February 13th. As a result of the breakthrough of the main pipeline, the heat supply of 29 socially significant objects and 205 apartment buildings was disrupted.

45 countries still use animal growth stimulants

The use of antibiotics as growth promoters was banned by the European Union in 2006 and by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2017

Medvedev has denied plans to seize windfall from business

Reports about the state’s plans to withdraw super-profits from big business are not true, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev assured.

In the summer of 2018, it became known that presidential aide Andrei Belousov sent a letter to the president in which he formulated measures to find additional income in the amount of more than 500 billion rubles annually due to the profits of 14 companies in the mining, metallurgical, chemical and petrochemical industries. The funds were supposed to be spent on financing measures from the May presidential decree on strategic development objectives until 2024

Gold mining in Kamchatka will double by 2022

After three years, the authorities of the Kamchatka Territory plan to increase gold production in the region twice, to ten tons. This year, the volume of precious metal mined fell by 21 percent, to 5.4 tons.

Sberbank thought about refinancing debt Agrokor

“All efforts of the team are aimed at the implementation of the settlement plan. After this event, we will be engaged in refinancing together with the company’s management, ”the RIA Novosti press-service told the press service of the credit institution.

Agrokor is the largest retail chain in Croatia, but its problems with creditors were so serious that the official Zagreb had to intervene. The share of the retailer, according to official data for 2017, accounted for 15% of Croatia’s GDP

A new oil field will be opened in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

According to Governor Alexander Uss, the head of the region, in the coming months, Taimyr “will be registered with major discoveries in the oil and gas industry that can lead the Krasnoyarsk Territory to the leaders of oil production.” Uss also said that two large companies in Taimyr will extract high quality coal and export it along the Northern Sea Route.

Siemens announced plans to increase investment in Russia

Concern Siemens intends to increase investment in projects in Russia by 100 million euros, said the head of the company Joe Kezer on February 16 in an interview with DW. These investments, according to the head of the concern, will be used to localize the production of gas turbines and the development of digital technologies.

Kamchatka expects investment in tourism to increase by 7 billion rubles

In addition, Ilyukhin noted that the region expects an increase in investment injections of more than 7 billion rubles. According to the head of Kamchatka, businessmen saw that tourism had become profitable. This stimulates the investor financial flow.

McDonald’s increases investment in Russia

In 2018, McDonald’s opened 40 enterprises, in 2019 it is planned to accelerate the pace of network development, open about 60 new enterprises and increase the staff by 10 percent. One of the company’s main priorities over 29 years of activity in Russia was the creation and development of a local network of food suppliers. , agricultural and other products that meet international standards.

Pochta Rossii can launch drug delivery service

Nikolai Podguzov, General Director of the Post of Russia, said that he was considering the possibility of delivering drugs to the public by postmen. According to Podguzov, the launch of this service will require serious preparation.

Venezuelan opposition will require $ 200-250 million investment

Venezuela will require investments of about $ 200-250 million to restore oil production at the level of 3 million barrels per day. This was stated by the deputy of the controlled opposition of the Venezuela National Assembly, Jon Goikoechea.

How much does it cost to maintain a personal car in 2019

If you have a widespread B-class car, the usual small budget car (“Volkswagen Polo” sedan), then you will pay 195,600 rubles a year. If you own a golf class car (Volkswagen Jetta), then the amount of ownership will grow to 267,000 rubles a year. The middle class (“Volkswagen Passat”) will cost 420,700 rubles a year. If you are the owner of a premium business class car, then you can almost double the amount – ownership will cost 867,000 rubles.

Calculations were conducted in the first 3 years after buying a new car. The cost of ownership includes such parameters as a monthly loan payment, gasoline expenses, taxes, insurance (CTP and CASCO, since there is a loan), maintenance, and other expenses (purchase of winter tires and washing twice a month).

The Southern Gas Corridor project has entered the final stage

The implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project (SGC), intended for the supply of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, has entered the final stage. This was stated by the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Perviz Shahbazov, speaking on Saturday at the Munich Security Conference

Dagestan’s debt for gas in two years increased by 8 billion rubles

The debt of Dagestan for gas under Vladimir Anastasov, Director General of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala, arrested on suspicion of fraud, increased by 8 billion rubles. This was announced by the head of the republic, Vladimir Vasilyev.

Rosstat: 37% of Russians live on less than 10 dollars a day

37% of Russians receive less than 19 thousand rubles a month, which allows people to spend only 633 rubles, or 9.6 dollars a day for their needs, follows from the report of the Rosstat on socio-economic development for 2018, which Finanz.ru quotes .

Beijing is actively fighting money laundering through the gambling establishments of Macau

According to a brokerage company, many Macao junket operators use underground banking networks to transfer money between Macao and mainland China. Thus, any restrictions on clandestine banking in the future can harm the liquidity of junket operators.

Russia in December increased investment in US government bonds

Last December, Russia increased its investments in US government bonds to $ 13.216 billion, which is 402 million more than in November, according to data from the US Treasury website.

Saudi Arabia and Morocco trade reached a billion dollars

The trade turnover between the Kingdom of Morocco and Saudi Arabia reached a billion dollars in 2018, thus showing a growth of 37%, Al-Sharq al-Ausat news agency reported.

In 2018, Russia issued 1.47 million mortgage loans

Last year, Russians were given 1.47 million mortgage loans totaling more than 3 trillion rubles. The data are presented in the study of FinExpertiza, based on statistics from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

India raised the duty on imported goods from Pakistan to 200%

India raised the customs duty on goods imported from Pakistan to 200% due to the withdrawal of the most favored nation status from the country, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Named winners of the 69th Berlin Film Festival

Israeli director Nadav Lapid, who won the main prize of the Berlin Film Festival for the film “Synonyms”, called his victory “a grand achievement” at a press conference. About this reports RIA “News.”

Grand Prix of the jury awarded the picture “By the will of God” Francois Ozon. The best actors were the artists of the Chinese film “Goodbye, my son.” The best debut in the feature film was the picture of Mehmed Akif “Oray”. The award for the best documentary film received tape “Talking about trees” by Suhaba Gasmelberi. The honorary “Golden Bear” on the eve was presented to the British theater and film actress Charlotte Rampling.

The premiere of the new film about James Bond postponed

The new film about agent 007 – “Bond 25” – will be released not on February 14, 2020, but on April 8 of the same year, Variety reports. This is the second time that Eon Productions and MGM are postponing the premiere date.

NASA will release a film about the “landing” on Mars on the script of the moon

NASA is preparing a film about the “landing” on Mars according to the scenario of the Moon in faraway India, but the problems with the search for the landscape have not yet been resolved, so the film set of the pavilion can be transferred to the territory of Australia.

Winter Art Festival of Yuri Bashmet starts in Sochi

The twelfth Winter International Festival of Arts in Sochi will open on Friday at the Winter Theater stage with the traditional play “Don’t Leave Your Planet” after the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery with Konstantin Khabensky and artistic director of the show Yuri Bashmet.

Ethno-group SHONO performed in Ulan-Ude

On February 16, in the Buryat Philharmonic, one of the best contemporary groups of the Siberian and Mongolian ethno-rock gave a concert – the SHONO group. The group has existed for 5 years. During this time, she managed to win recognition by giving concerts in Russia, France, Poland, Kazakhstan

Petersburgers invited to a virtual journey through China

Next to the works of the master of Chinese calligraphy, Lo Lei show the works of his students – Petersburgers who have touched the culture and art of China due to the participation in Chinese New Year events over the past three years

Flora restored by Francesco Melzi in the Hermitage

Hermitage specialists completed the restoration of one of the most famous paintings in the museum’s collection and one of the most mysterious works of the Renaissance. The decision to restore the painting Flora by Francesco Melzi, one of the favorite pupils of Leonardo da Vinci, was made at the Hermitage two years ago.

“The Snow Queen” will be the show

The cartoon “Snow Queen”, filmed by the Russian animation studio Wizart Animation, will become a cartoon series. Work on it has already begun, the first three episodes are ready.

“The Adventures of Paddington” will become an animated series

Paddington Adventures (Paddington), Stimio Sapal’s beloved creation based on books by the British writer Michael Bond, will soon become an animated series scheduled to be shown on the children’s channel Nickelodeon, the BBC website reports.

JJ Abrams has completed filming 9 Star Wars episodes

JJ Abrams announced the completion of filming the ninth episode of the Star Wars saga, thanking the entire crew and uploading photos of Daisy Ridley, John Boyeghi and Oscar Isaac. Earlier it became known that the action of “Episode IX” will unfold a year after the events of “The Last Jedi.”

There is no normal way to thank this truly magical team and actors. I am forever indebted to all of you. – Jay Abrams, American film director

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in the trailer for the comedy “Risk Case”

The first trailer of the romantic comedy “Risky Affair” came along with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in the lead roles. The director of the tape was Jonathan Levine (“Christmas”, “Warmly of our bodies”).

Mashkov announced his departure from the cinema

Actor Vladimir Mashkov announced that he was leaving the cinema, he explained his decision by the fact that he does not have time to shoot films. In 2019 two more pictures will be released with his participation, after that there will be a break in the artist’s work, reports Channel Five.

Cinema is also a serious activity, you need to spend a lot of time. I just physically do not have it. Therefore, “kin will not,” the electricity is over. – Vladimir Mashkov, actor

Experimental music festival will take place in Kazan

The concert will be held thanks to the youth movement “ATALAN” under the ROO “Chuvash National-Cultural Autonomy in the Republic of Tatarst”, the World Forum of Tatar Youth, the National-Cultural Autonomy of the Udmurts of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Yuri Shevchuk to perform at the Mariinsky Theater

The leader of “DDT” Yuri Shevchuk answered the question of “Fontanka” when his next concert is planned in St. Petersburg.

“I will have a charity concert for the AdVita foundation in St. Petersburg: Lesha and I (guitarist Alexei Fedichev – Editor’s Note) and Theme (drummer Artem Mamai – Editor’s Note) will play the acoustics on the new stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater,” the musician told the lobbies of the Charta dozen prize.

The concert is scheduled for April 6, all proceeds will be sent in favor of patients with oncological diseases.

Robbie Williams released the third volume of unreleased songs.

The release of the new album by Robbie Williams “Under the Radar Vol. 3” was held on February 14, 2019.

Sparkle, Kate: “Umaturman” recorded a new song

New band “Umaturman” published on the social network on February 15. It is called “Shine, Katya.” Its release was carried out by the Monolith label, with which Umaturman collaborates.

Paul McCartney will reissue the “Egypt Station” in a travel case

Paul McCartney announced on February 14, 2019 the reissue of his latest album “Egypt Station”. According to Billboard, a deluxe version called “Egypt Station Traveler’s Edition” will be released in limited edition on May 10 via Capitol Records.

Pushkin Museum presented a music program

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts presented the musical program of this year’s concert season. Visitors to the museum will hear not only live concerts, but also unique recordings of Richter’s vinyl records collection, and the series of lectures on Legend of the Performing Arts will resume.

France dedicated a worldwide competition to Korney Chukovsky

A competition of readers, dedicated to the works of Korney Chukovsky, started in France. This was announced on the official website of the Strasbourg Children’s Center “Carousel”. Russian-speaking children living outside Russia, as well as foreigners learning Russian, will be able to take part in the free online contest. The winners in each of the three nominations will receive gifts – art books that will be sent to the address of the winner anywhere in the world. You can send your videos to the website of the organizers until March 15.

The flexible screen iPhone appeared in the new Apple patent

Few people suspected that the American company Apple had already been paying time to patent gadgets with a flexible screen, and recently the iPhone maker has patented such a device again. It clarifies the publication astera.ru, Apple has updated the old patent of 2011, which was last updated in 2016.

Samsung will no longer release Blu-ray players

The company announced that it is gradually ceasing the production of Blu-ray players that support 1080p and 4K resolution. Introduced in 2017, the Samsung UBD-K8500 was the company’s latest Blu-ray player released in the United States.

Xiaomi will develop a smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera

Xiaomi may soon introduce a smartphone with a pop-up camera. This was told by Xiaomi product director Van Teng Thomas in an interview. The specialist emphasized that design is a compromise, everyone needs it, and Xiaomi will also have it.

Xiaomi will release a “smart” sports watch

Official representatives of the Chinese company Xiaomi shared with fans of the brand information about the start of fundraising to work on advanced smart watches. Reports the edition about it Days24. According to reports, the crowdfunding campaign starts February 19, 2019.

Apple Gadgets Can Speak With Barbie Dolls

One of the developments of Pullstring is the Hello Barbie application. Editions already jokingly suggested that Siri will speak in the future with the voice of a famous doll. The cost of the transaction – at least $ 30 million.

The media called the launch date for streaming Apple

Information citing insiders appeared in the media. According to reports, the streaming service will start in April. Despite this, the mass launch will take place not earlier than the end of summer.

In the spring, Apple will release updated AirPods headphones in black

An updated version of the Apple AirPods wireless headset will be released this spring. This is reported by Economic Daily News. It is assumed that the headphones will come in two colors – white and black. In addition, it is rumored that the device case will receive the function of wireless charging

Xiaomi has created an improved model of electric scooter

The design with respect to the previous version did not change much, however, the scooter received many improvements. It is noted that the device has a range of 45 kilometers. The Chinese corporation with new forces and ideas has already begun to implement them.

Fujifilm X-T30 officially unveiled

The new Fujifilm X-T30 camera, which was created specifically for those users who want to get a quality solution for every day and take good pictures in a relatively inexpensive version, was officially introduced.

Vivo has developed its own fast charging for smartphones

For example, Oppo has developed its Super VOOC fast charge with a 50 watt power supply. Soon, the fast-charging technology will appear in Vivo, and it will be called FlashCharge. It is noted that the complete charger will have a power of 44 watts.

Canon is working on updating the laser projector.

Canon is updating the laser projector, the device will receive a 4K resolution. Its parameters are characterized by revised brightness and image clarity. The novelty will go on sale in the second quarter of this year.

Samsung introduced the ultra slim tablet Galaxy Tab S5e

Samsung showed the Galaxy Tab S5e with a shell thickness of just 5.1 millimeters. The flagship in the line of tablets Samsung has become the thinnest of devices ever produced by the developer. The thickness of the body of the new Galaxy Tab S5e is just over five millimeters.

Scientists have confirmed the quantum photon paradox on the example of “dovecot”

Scientists conducted an experiment with measuring a constant number of quantum photons. They were able to confirm the existing paradox, demonstrating it on the example of “dovecot”. Scientists explained that the number of quantum photons on the example of “dovecot”.

Smart prisons will open in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Correctional Service announced plans to create smart prisons. In such institutions, according to management plans, automatic systems will follow the prisoners.
According to the South China Morning Post newspaper, one of these technologies is a robotic arm that sifts the excreta of recently taken prisoners for smuggled items, primarily drugs.

Reprogramming cells can help cure type 1 diabetes.

A Swiss scientist in molecular biology has managed to “reprogram” cells in the pancreas, which in diabetics of the first type are unable to produce insulin

Scientists have created a high-temperature resistant, ultra-light airgel

Researchers from several institutes have worked together to create an incredibly durable and lightweight ceramic material. New development can resist heat and temperature extremes, and also has very high flexibility.

Millions of tons of young oil found at the bottom of Baikal

Siberian scientists have found that there are about 250-300 million tons of oil at the bottom of the lake, which gradually rises and pollutes the Baikal water

Neurointerface helps brain recovery

AyBraine LLC has developed a neural interface and computer games, which, according to the startup creators, will allow the immobilized person after a stroke or traumatic brain injury to train so that he can control the gaming application, prosthesis, manipulator, robot using brain signals.

Russia is thinking about mining on the moon

In 2031–2035, Russia plans to send a heavy lunar rover to the Moon for mining, as well as a ship to support manned missions and transport cargo. This writes RIA Novosti with reference to sources in the rocket and space industry.

The landing site of the “Chang’e-4” on the moon was named after the Milky Way

The working group of the International Astronomical Union on the nomenclature of the planetary system approved the name of the landing site “Chang’e-4” on the lunar surface. He was called the “Base Tianhe”; this naming comes from the ancient Chinese designation of the Milky Way

Mask sues NASA because of the mission to Jupiter

The SpaceX company once again sued NASA, as the agency placed an order to launch the device for the study of Jupiter’s satellites to its competitor Mask – ULA, Boeing JV and Lockheed Martin.

The Russian crew of the ISS was left in a reduced composition

The Russian segment of the ISS remained without new astronauts until at least April 2020, since the launch of the multi-purpose laboratory module “Science” was postponed. On it informs RIA “News”, citing a source in the rocket and space industry.

“Since the launch of the Nauka module was postponed until mid-2020, then at least until April 2020 it makes no sense to increase the Russian crew of the ISS from two to three cosmonauts,” said the source.

The system for processing plastic into 3D printing material is installed on the ISS

Engineers from Tethers Unlimited provided technical support for astronauts during the installation of the Refabricator on the ISS. The Refabricator system is designed to explore the possibilities of recycling and reusing plastic for 3D printing in long-term space missions.

The European space navigation system has become closer to complete autonomy

The number of satellites of the European global navigation satellite system Galileo has reached 22, the European Global Navigation System Agency reports on February 15 on its website. For the full operation of this system, it is assumed that 27 active and three backup navigation spacecraft will be activated simultaneously.

Russia will not be able to send a satellite to study the Sun by 2026

The launch of a satellite to study the Sun, scheduled for 2026, will be transferred because the financing of the Russian Interheliozond mission was sharply curtailed, the director of the Institute of Earth Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation told them Pushkova Vladimir Kuznetsov.

Satellite cleaner caught mock up space junk with a harpoon

The RemoveDEBRIS satellite conducted the second stage of testing systems designed to collect space debris and its arch from orbit. During the test, the satellite successfully captured a mockup of space debris using a harpoon. At the final stage of the mission, experts will test the space sail, which, after deployment, will help to reduce the satellite and debris models from orbit, according to a press release from the University of Surrey

“Interplanetary travel” opens in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, on March 1, 2019, on the Vasilyevsky Island in the space of Nautilus Space, a large-scale exhibition PROKOSMOS “Interplanetary Travel” will open. The project was prepared by the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics. K.E. Tsiolkovsky together with the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics, the State Corporation “Roskosmos”, the Museum of Cosmonautics and Rocket Technique. Academician V.P. Glushko, North-West Interregional Public Organization of the Federation of Cosmonautics of the Russian Federation and the company Live Group.

NASA plans to send people to the moon in 2028

Tests of new aircraft are scheduled for 2024, sending the first manned missions to the Moon – in 2028. The general plan for the conquest of the moon involves the construction of the station “Gateway” (“Gate”) in its orbit with a lifetime of, presumably, 15 years

New minivan Kia Carnival will be released in early 2020

The South Korean company Kia announced the imminent appearance in the sale of the updated Kia Carnival minivan. The official premiere of the car will take place by the end of this year, however, it will be possible to purchase a new product by the beginning of 2020.

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