15 Feb, 2018

There will not be coups

President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro sure that there will be no violent change of power in the country.

“In Venezuela on April 22, whatever happens, presidential elections will be held with a secret ballot. There will be no coups, “the leader of the South American country said.

Maduro asked Foreign Minister Jorge Arreas to reopen the country’s consulate in Miami, Florida, where a large Venezuelan community lives.

Also, the head of state intends to discuss with the authorities of Colombia the situation on the border of the two countries, Tass reports.

Currently, there are more than 550,000 citizens in Colombia in the crisis of Venezuela, many of whom are illegal migrants.

Briefly about the main thing … ..

SOCIETY

VGIK students are compulsorily driven to a lecture with Medina

In connection with the speech of the head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the rector of the VGIK Vladimir Malyshev issued an order obliging the deans of all faculties to ensure “the presence of students and teachers at the lecture,” “discipline during the event,” and the active participation of students in it.

The State Duma of Russia made a draft on life imprisonment for pedophiles

The bill proposes to establish life imprisonment for crimes of a sexual nature with respect to children under 14 years with serious consequences for life and health. – Irina Yarovaya, Russian statesman

Sober villages in the strategy of a healthy lifestyle

The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation has developed a draft strategy for a healthy lifestyle until 2025, aimed at reducing the mortality of Russians from non-communicable diseases by 25%.

Supporting the movement of healthy cities and “sober” villages, tightening legislation on tobacco, electronic cigarettes and alcohol, the revision of the consumer basket in accordance with the principles of healthy eating will reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Russia. This is stated in the text of the updated version of the strategy of healthy lifestyles (HLS)

Things with Nazi symbols are confiscated in Argentina

The Argentine police confiscated another batch of things with Nazi symbols.

Things are confiscated in the city of Salta. Among them – weapons, helmets, daggers and standards of the Second World War.

All the items were in one of the private houses.

Last year, two large parties of Nazi attributes were also seized.

After the Second World War, a large number of Nazis fled to South America, including Argentina.

“Aeroflot” changed the rules of transportation of musical instruments in the cabin

The press service of Aeroflot explained that the new rules correspond to the world practices of leading air carriers and will allow to transport most of the musical instruments in the cabin of the aircraft. The rules will come into force on February 15, 2018.

Kirienko awarded the winners of the “Mentor” Forum

First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kirienko on Wednesday presented awards to the winners of the “Mentor of the Year-2018” forum, emphasizing the infinity of Russian mentoring in all spheres of activity.

Each person is talented, and the task of the state and society is to help him as soon as possible to find his talent and develop this talent. – Sergey Kirienko, Russian politician

Visa named the world’s most extravagant tourists

It turned out that the most wasteful are tourists from Saudi Arabia, who spend an average of $ 5,333 per trip. The second place is occupied by tourists from Kuwait – 3 143 dollars. Three of the leaders in spending were closed by the citizens of the PRC ($ 2 988).

The top five also included tourists from the United Arab Emirates ($ 2,745) and Australians (2,722).

At the same time, the average cost of tourists from around the world for one trip was $ 1,793.

Drivers can be divided into amateurs and professionals

The Ministry of Transport of Russia has developed a bill on the division of drivers into amateurs and professionals, reports DEITA.

Cherepovets cut down a unique forest in the city

This is a city forest outside the Olympic street in the vicinity of the village of Pulovo-Borisovo. 100 hectares of wood have become a real outlet for cherepovets for many years, given the difficult ecological conditions in which the city lives. Here skiing in winter, a path of health passes through the forest.

A new record: Residents of Russia owed banks over 12 trillion rubles

It became known that Russian residents owed banks over 12 trillion rubles. Such figures are given by the Bank of Russia. According to experts, it turns out a kind of new record. The total amount of debt increased immediately by 12.6%.

Pension savings in the Pension Fund increased by 8.8%

Inflation in Russia last year was 2.5%. In 2016, the Pension Fund increased pension accumulations by 10.58%, in 2015 – by 14.5%.

Vladimir Putin promised a billion rubles for the vocational guidance of schoolchildren

The Russian president at the meeting with the participants of the “Mentor” forum announced the launch of the project on vocational guidance of schoolchildren from the sixth to the tenth grade. According to the head of state, the work of the project, which he proposed to call “The ticket to the future” will be held in three stages

ECONOMY

The Central Bank revoked the license from the bank “Uralskiy Capital”

The Bank of Russia withdrew from February 15, 2018 a license to conduct banking operations with the bank “Ural Capital”. This is reported on the regulator’s website.

Sberbank increased payments to the board by 1.5 billion rubles

Sberbank increased its payments to the board in 2017 by more than 40% compared to last year – to 5.1 billion rubles from 3.6 billion rubles a year earlier. This follows from the quarterly report of the largest Russian bank,

Saudi Aramco can enter the Arctic LNG-2

Novatek is negotiating a partnership with the Saudi state oil company Saudi Aramco. We are talking about the participation of Saudi Aramco in the project, and not just about buying liquefied gas, say several interlocutors of Vedomosti, who are familiar with the negotiations.

“Gazprom” filed a lawsuit against the German Uniper for the price of Russian gas

Gazprom Export, a Gazprom subsidiary, filed a lawsuit against German Uniper to review contract prices for Russian gas, Gazprom Export reports.

“Gazprom” closed accounts in the Russian “daughter” of Deutsche Bank

Gazprom closed accounts in the Russian division of the German bank Deutsche Bank. This is stated in the report of Gazprom for the fourth quarter of 2017. Previously, Gazprom had accounts in rubles, dollars and euros.

Gazprom in 2017 increased gas exports to the near abroad by 7%

Gazprom increased its gas exports to the near abroad (CIS and Baltic countries) by 7% in comparison with the same period of last year to 33.648 billion cubic meters, according to the company’s quarterly report. Deliveries of gas to the near abroad in 2016 amounted to 31.449 billion cubic meters

“Gazprom” delivered to the Donbass in 2017 2.4 billion cubic meters of gas

Gazprom supplied 2,427 million cubic meters of gas to the southeast of Ukraine (Lugansk and Donetsk regions) in 2017, the company’s report says.

Rosneft intends to invest in the economy of Iraq

The company “Rosneft” intends to start working in Iraq and invest in projects in the territory of this country. This was announced on Wednesday by the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. According to TASS, Russia is also ready to consider its participation in the reconstruction of schools, hospitals and other social facilities.

Annual inflation in the US was above the forecast

Consumer prices in the US in January rose by 2.1% in annual terms, in the monthly – by 0.5%, according to a press release of the Ministry of Labor.

Analysts polled by the Reuters agency expected inflation in annual terms at 1.9%, in the monthly – at 0.3%.

Core inflation in the US – excluding food and energy prices – for January on a monthly basis was 0.3%. Analysts had expected this figure at 0.2%. In annual terms, the fixed inflation was fixed at 1.8%, while the figure was expected at 1.7%.

Prices for food in the US in January in monthly terms increased by 0.2%, and for energy carriers – by 3%. At the same time, in annual terms, food prices increased by 1.7%, and energy carriers – by 5.5%.

Securities of the IBEC are admitted to public circulation in the territory of Russia

The government allowed securities of the International Bank for Economic Cooperation (IBEC) to be placed and publicly circulated in Russia. The order is published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Russian analogue of SWIFT goes to the Unified Energy System

The Russian service for the transfer of financial reports (SFFS), which is an analogue of SWIFT, created by the CBR, will begin to work in banks and companies of the EEA countries, the Izvestia newspaper reports citing sources in the regulator and bankers familiar with the project.

Connecting foreign banks and companies to the FFS will not only improve the security of transfers within the Eurasian Economic Union, but also to reduce dependence on Western systems that earlier representatives of the European Parliament threatened to turn off for Russia.

Quarterly profit Baidu grew by almost a percentage

Counting on ADR net profit of the Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. rose October-December to 12.38 yuan from 11.4 yuan, adjusted profit to 14.9 yuan from 13.23 yuan, the company said.
The revenue of Baidu in the past quarter jumped by 29% – to 23.556 billion yuan, compared with 18.212 billion yuan a year earlier.

Saudi Arabia intends to double gas production within 10 years

In Saudi Arabia, they intend to double the gas production in the next 10 years. This was stated by the Minister of Energy of the country Khalid al-Falih, the agency Bloomberg

Central Bank of Sweden increases rates

Riksbank (central bank of Sweden) plans this year for the first time in seven years to start raising interest rates. “In the second half of the year, a slow increase in the repo rate will begin,” the communique says following the results of the February meeting of Riksbank.

POLICY

The European Union does not plan to impose new sanctions on Russia

The European Union will not introduce sanctions in the near future against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, the EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer told the Kommersant newspaper

Chinese ambassador to the US said the danger of a strategy of confrontation with Beijing

Earlier, the US published a new defense strategy of the country, it says that long-term strategic rivalries with Russia and China are a principal priority for the Pentagon, requiring a constant increase in investment.

Great Britain accused the RF of cyberattack using the Petya virus

The United Kingdom accused Russia of a massive cyber attack using the Petya virus, which occurred in Ukraine in June 2017. This was stated by the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom Tariq Ahmad, who oversees the issues of cybersecurity in the British department.

Democrats offered to spend $ 1 billion to protect against Russian hackers

Members of the US Congress from the Democratic Party proposed a bill that would allocate $ 1 billion to protect against hacker attacks during the elections, reports Reuters on February 15.

Poland intends to build its own gas pipeline

The Polish authorities have developed a plan to build their own gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea. Leading to Denmark Baltic Pipe will be an alternative to the “Nord Stream”, writes the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine. The route of laying the pipes has already been determined.

Nebenzia suspected the US ambassador to the United Nations in sympathy for Russia

US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley mentions the RF in every speech, as she probably likes Russia, suggested the Russian permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia.
She always celebrates Russia. I think she likes Russia, that’s probably why. She can not fail to mention Russia in every speech that I hear from her. – Vasily Nebenzia, diplomat

Russia will stop the main gas field in the Crimea because of the trial with Ukraine

Russian gas workers will conserve the wells at the Odessa gas field before the resolution of the international arbitration dispute with Ukraine. This is reported on February 15 by RBC. The field, which is in the currently disputed shelf zone, provides about 50% of gas production for the needs of the Crimea.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

The State Duma responded to NATO’s call “more transparent” to post “Iskander”

Russia is not obliged to provide NATO with data on the deployment of Iskander missile systems in the Kaliningrad region. On this, “RIA Novosti” said the deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee Yuri Shvytkin

Wounded in Syria, Russian soldiers of the PMC were taken to the medical facilities of the Russian Federation

Russian soldiers of private military companies (PMCs) who were injured during the air strike of the coalition led by the United States under Deir ez Zor in Syria were delivered to the Russian Federation. They are in the hospitals of the Ministry of Defense in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Such information is reported by Bloomberg with reference to sources.

Syrian air defenses opened fire on Israeli reconnaissance aircraft

The Syrian military opened fire on Israeli reconnaissance aircraft that crossed the border. This is reported by the SANA agency referring to its correspondent. Al-Mayadin television channel also reports this.

The US and Poland discussed efforts to “contain aggression” in the region

“The two leaders discussed bilateral efforts to curb regional aggression,” US Defense Department spokesman Dana White said after Matthias talks with Poland’s Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak.

In Japan, fired three military US Navy after the incident with the naked military

Three commanders of the US Navy Battalion, deployed in Japan, were fired from service after one of them was found in the woods in a state of intoxication and without clothes, the Navy Times reported citing sources in the department.

The US handed over 2.5 thousand night vision devices to Ukraine

The US handed Ukraine to Ukraine 2.5 thousand night vision devices in the framework of military assistance. New devices will be equipped with 10 battalions of Ukrainian armed forces, the US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic

Stoltenberg warned Turkey about problems with Russian S-400s

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference on the results of the first day of the meeting of defense ministers of the alliance warned Ankara about the difficulties that Turkey may face when integrating Russian S-400 air defense missile systems into the NATO air defense system.

Belarus awaits supplies of Russian Su-30SM in 2019

Russia can not supply the Su-30SM fighter planes to Belarus because of the difficulties with deliveries of the spare parts under the embargo, but this issue can be resolved by 2019, said the Belarusian defense minister Andrei Ravkov

SHOW BUSINESS

“Catwoman” said that she never did plastic surgery

Secular lioness Jocelyn Wildenshtein, known as the “cat-woman,” said she never did plastic surgery. She explained her unusual face shape by “Swiss origin”

Metallica won the Nobel Prize for Music

The Polar Music Prize was created in Sweden in 1989 by ABBA group manager Stig Andersen. It is called the “Nobel Prize for Music”. Earlier, the winners of the musical “Nobel Prize” were Paul McCartney, Chuck Berry, BB King.

Germany opens the Berlin Film Festival

Today, the 68th Berlin International Film Festival opens in the German capital. The main competitive program included 26 films from different countries, 21 of them were announced for the main award of the festival – “The Golden Bear”.

They flashed their outfits …

TV presenter Koshkina came to the Marie Claire Award as a sexy Maleficent, and the champion Mamun showed her slender legs in a daring mini
The stars attended the Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté Prize, organized by Marie Claire. At the event, Elena Zakharova, Glafira Tarkhanova, Anna Khilkevich and Ekaterina Strizhenova flashed their attire.

About the “Angarsk maniac” Popkov shoot the series

In Russia, they will shoot a series about Mikhail Popkov, better known as the Angarsk maniac. He is often called the most brutal murderer and rapist in the history of the country. On this eve, Lenta.ru reported with reference to the portal “Film Search”.

Oscar favorites were accused of racism, plagiarism and pedophilia

The struggle for the main award “Oscar-2018” was one of the most scandalous in the history of the film award – the favorite films were caught in racism, plagiarism, pedophilia and exploitation of prisoners’ labor. On this on Wednesday, February 14, writes The Guardian

Ksenia Sobchak said that she ran away from her own wedding

Sobchak was going to legalize relations with billionaire Alexander Shusterovich, but at the last moment the wedding was canceled. Then the secular lioness confessed that she was not ready to become a married woman.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson resumed communication

Most recently, in one of the bars in Los Angeles, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were seen during a friendly conversation in a cozy atmosphere. According to fans who were in the same institution, the actors were communicating in a warm manner despite a heavy break.

Cartoons about Luntika and Barboskinyh show in the US

American platforms Amazon Prime and HappyKids bought rights to display Russian multi-series cartoons “Luntik and his friends” and “Barboskiny.” Both series are the production of the studio “Mill”, now they will be seen by small spectators of the USA, Canada and Great Britain

London International Animated Festival will be held in Kazan

The London International Animation Festival LIAF-2018 will be held in Kazan. This is one of the largest international animation festivals with a ten-year history. The capital of Tatarstan will show for the first time the 12 best films of the last contest program of the festival.

Ministry of Culture withdrew the claim to the cinema “Pioneer” because of “The Death of Stalin”

In the Pioneer they insist that they did not violate the legislation, because at the time of the demonstration of the “Death of Stalin” they had a valid rental certificate, and after the cinema announced the recall of the film from the rental, its display was discontinued

In the new video Eminem starred Ed Sheeran

In the new clip of the American rapper Eminem, British rapper Ed Shiran starred, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Basta appeared in the video “My Broken Dreams” in the image of Bogdan Titomir

Rapper Basta released a video for the song “My Broken Dreams”, where he appeared in the image of Bogdan Titomir, a popular singer in the 1990s. The clip also featured Alexey Serebryakov, Sofia Nikitchuk, Paulina Aug and Julia Aug.

Rada Ray sang “Bells” in the Chukchi language

Singer Rada Rai released the song “Bells” in the Chukchi language. As the InterMedia agency was told in the press service of the singer, the song in a duet with the artist of the Magadan Philharmonic and the soloist of the ensemble “Energ” Oleg Nypipe.

Alexei Chumakov released a video “If you need to know why”

In the late autumn of 2017, Alexei Chumakov released the album “The Sky in Your Eyes”

Roman Miroshnichenko is nominated for the IMA Award

Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko can receive an IMA award. March 31 in New York will decide the fate of the nominees, writes “Ekaterinburg on the air.” The album by Roman Miroshnichenko can be noted in the nomination “Best Instrumental Album”

The Man will perform in Moscow

The Man, the authors of the hit Feel it Still, this summer will give their first concert in Russia, which will be held in Moscow.

Tommy Lee found a new wife

Tommy Lee and his girlfriend Brittany Fourlan on February 14, 2018 announced an engagement. The 31-year-old American actress and videobloger published in the instagram a photo of the ring that the 55-year-old musician gave her.

“It’s definitely cooler than chocolate,” she commented. “Welcome future Mrs. Lee!”

Brittany, who meets with Tommy for about a year, can become the fourth Mrs. Lee. Drummer Motley Crue was previously married to Elaine Berger (1984-85), Heather Locklear (1986-1993) and Pamela Anderson (1995-1998).

Monument to David Bowie will open in Britain in March

The world’s first monument to David Bowie will be installed on March 25, 2018 in the English city of Aylesbury, in the county of Buckinghamshire.

As reported by Team Rock, the opening of the Bowie sculpture – it is called Earthly Messenger – will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon.

On the same day, Indies band Callow Saints will perform at the Aylesbury market square, and in the evening a charity evening featuring Howard Jones, John Owey and the band Dung Beatles will be held at the Waterside Theater.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

In China, unblocked social network “VKontakte”

The Chinese authorities decided to unblock the Russian social network “VKontakte” on the territory of the country

The new Russian smartphone Pixelphone M1 went on sale

The new Russian smartphone Pixelphone M1 went on sale. Information about this appeared on the official website. A new gadget is offered for 6,990 rubles.

Geekbench glowed a budget smartphone from ASUS on Android Go

Last year, Google announced the release of a new OS Android Go, specifically designed for budget smartphones. Since then, no device with it on board has been released, but recently on the service Geekbench lit a budget smartphone from ASUS, which seems to be using this version.

The authors of the “Black Mirror” created a predictor of the longevity of relations

How strong are the relations between the two people, now you can check using the online service Coach, which was launched by the creators of the series “The Black Mirror.”

Presented the world’s fastest 4G-modem

On February 14, Qualcomm posted a video on YouTube video hosting the world’s fastest 4G Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. The device is based on a 7-nm process. The modem is considered to be the first in the world, working in the category 20 LTE

Omate x Nanoblock: children’s smart watch with a strap in the style of LEGO

The claimed battery life on one recharge of the battery reaches three days. A curious feature of Omate x Nanoblock is a strap in the style of LEGO designers: children can rearrange small blocks, giving their device an individuality.

Autonomous quadrocopter Skydio R1 came out with 13 cameras

Developers Skydio presented a stand-alone quadcopter, equipped with 13 cameras, of which a dozen serves for orientation in space, and one for shooting in 4K mode. The user gives the command to take off via the smartphone, then the drone soars into the air and follows the master, avoiding obstacles

Apple negotiates with the Chinese manufacturer of memory cards

Apple is in talks with the Chinese company Yangtze Memory Technologies about the purchase of NAND flash memory cards. Perhaps for the first time a large US corporation will buy memory cards from a Chinese manufacturer and give a huge boost to the development of the local industry

Google Chrome began to block obsessive advertising

Since Thursday, February 15, the Google Chrome browser from Google has started officially blocking advertisements, pop-ups and other content on websites that do not comply with the company’s digital ethics rules.

The expert spoke about the serious vulnerability in Skype

Experts found in the video messenger Skype vulnerability, which allows you to hack your computer. Attackers are thus able to access the system.

In London, hackers used the crypto currency with a billboard

Hackers in London hacked the billboard system and mined the crypto currency with this device. This was reported by the mobile Internet consultant Terence Eden. He photographed the advertising screen, which occupies the entire wall of the store in London.

Facebook suggests setting up a VPN to spy on the user

In the menu of mobile applications Facebook recently appeared blue shield icon called Protect. Clicking on it, you get to the application store, where you are offered to install a free VPN service Onavo Protect.

THE SCIENCE

Scientists have developed a graphene label that can be applied to food

American scientists from the University of Rice (William Marsh Rice University) have developed a graphene label that can be applied for food. They can contain information about where the products came from, the expiration date and other data.

Cockroaches taught robots to overcome obstacles

American engineers used the experience of cockroaches to teach the robot to overcome obstacles. This is reported by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Ants save and treat their wounded comrades

Large ants from Africa can treat and save their own relatives, who injured limbs or were unable to move independently. This is reported by zoologists who examined the appearance of Megaponera analis.

Japanese pharmacists have created a drug that relieves the flu in 24 hours

It turned out that already in the morning the condition of people who had the flu became much better. And after a while they completely recovered. Experts stressed that the existing drugs in pharmacies are aimed at protecting the body from the effects of the virus

In China, scientists recreated the lungs of stem cells

For the first time in hundreds of thousands of years, scientists and professors from China were able to grow stem cells of the lungs in the human body together. A year later, patients noticed a lack of early severe symptoms: coughing and shortness of breath.

Counting the bird populations in the colony will help ducks-drones

Australian scientists gave an example of the maximum effectiveness of the two methods that were used to calculate populations of wild birds. With the help of observers with binoculars on the ground, and also with the help of semi-automatic and manual evaluation of photographs that were made by drones from different heights

Quantum points helped to create a programmable two-bit processor

Scientists from the United States and the Netherlands combined two one-electron spin qubits based on quantum dots in a programmable processor and showed that it can be used to implement the simplest quantum algorithms. As an example, the researchers used the algorithms of Deutsch-Joji and Grover.

Scientists have explained the difference between water and liquid silicon oxide

Japanese chemists have established why liquid silicon oxide and water, whose structures are very similar, behave identically during crystallization, but differ markedly in the mechanism of the formation of the glassy state

It turned out that the first of the properties is determined by the dynamics of the destruction of translational symmetry, the same for two substances, and the second – by the processes of destruction of the orientational symmetry, which they differ due to the nature of the chemical bonds, scientists write

Antibiotics of a new type have been found with the help of bacteria that live in the soil

Researchers from the Rockefeller University in the US announced the discovery of a new type of antibiotics, called “malacidins” (malacidins). Scientists have discovered these compounds by examining bacteria that inhabit the soil

Scientists have identified in clothing and utensils substances that prevent weight loss

Perfluoroalkyl chemicals (perfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS), used in the production of many consumer products, including dishes and clothing, prevent weight loss to people with excess weight.

This is stated in a study of specialists from the School of Public Health of Harvard University (USA), published on the official website of the school.

Earlier studies have shown that PFAS increases the risk of cancer, hormonal disorders, impairs immunity and poorly affects reproductive function.

The integrity of the blue spot of the brain was associated with memory performance

Scientists have conducted a study of the correlation of the performance of episodic memory with the integrity of the blue spot. This correlation was also associated with age: the study involved people aged 65 to 84 years (22 people) and young people (28 people aged 20 to 31 years).

SPACE

The loss of Russia’s monopoly of manned space exploration

The monopoly of Russia in the world market of manned spacecraft may soon end because of the implementation of plans by US companies in this direction. This forecast is contained in the report of the Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia for the fourth quarter of 2017.

“Roskosmos” proposed a method of identification of space vehicles

The head scientific institute of Roskosmos state corporation TsNIImash offers a way to identify space vehicles in near-earth orbit with the help of a special substance applied to the hull.

The Andromeda Nebula was younger than Earth

As it turned out, the Andromeda galaxy is much smaller than previously thought, and has a mass of not more than 80 billion Suns, writes arXiv.org.

Russia will create a superheavy rocket

The head of Roskosmos, Igor Komarov, said that subordinate organizations in the coming years will be engaged in designing a domestic super-heavy carrier rocket that would compete with Falcon Heavy of SpaceX.

NASA published a photo of the satellite Saturn Enceladus

Recently, NASA published a picture of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s many moons. The device was made in 2009, from a distance of 240,800 kilometers from the satellite.

The stone, brought from Mars, will be sent back to Mars

NASA employees will return to Mars a stone, taken from the Red Planet as an example of local soil. The stone will be sent back to test the powerful cosmic laser installed on the new rover. The laser will analyze objects located inside the rocks.

AUTO

Crossover Volvo XC40 will bring to the market of the Russian Federation with two motors

The Swedish automaker Volvo has officially certified in Russia a new generation of the Volvo XC40 crossover with two new engines.

The all-wheel drive crossover, according to official documents, will be equipped with a 2-liter petrol and 2-liter diesel engines with four cylinders, the power of which will be 249 and 190 hp respectively. They will interact in conjunction with the 8-speed automatic transmission.

It is expected that in a few months the Volvo XC40 will be supplemented by hybrid and electric power units.

Partisan Motors company created an SUV for the cortege of the Kremlin

In the Partisan Motors range, only one model is the “square” Partisan, all the other models are based on this SUV. This time the head of the German company introduced the Kremlin, which in its dynamics is not inferior to sports cars.

The new Volvo V60 wagon of the new generation will be presented on February 21

Today, February 15, representative of the Volvo car production company, spoke about the imminent release of the new V60. According to available information, the new generation station wagon will be presented to the public on February 21.

In Russia, began taking orders for the Tesla Model 3

It is reported that the supply of electric cars Tesla Model 3 in Russia will be the organization Moscow Tesla Club, and to make an order it is necessary to make an advance payment of 145 000 rubles – this amount will go to book a car in California and its delivery to Russia

Hyundai is developing a new 350-horsepower engine

The first model to use the new engine will be the new Genesis G80, and in 2019 the powerplant will be used in some Hyundai models, although in the mid-engine models of Hyundai’s own brand this figure will be reduced to 2.3 liters.

Mercedes-Benz will help develop a replacement for Land Rover Defender

The company Mercedes-Benz will help the British billionaire develop a replacement for Land Rover Defender, reports Autocar. According to the publication, tycoon Jim Ratcliffe, who is the founder of chemical company Ineos, concluded an agreement with MBtech, owned by the German automaker.

In 2020 there will be an electric version of the Opel Corsa

German automotive company Opel intends to release fully electric model Opel Corsa in 2020. The car will be the first electric car of the popular brand. The new small hatchback Opel Corsa will be released in 2019.

Mercedes has updated the S-Class sedan and station wagon

The company Mercedes has prepared another novelty for the Geneva Motor Show. Together with the new four-door coupe AMG GT Coupe, the “charged” off-road car AMG G63 and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which has survived the restyling, the Switzerland will also present the updated S-Class.

In Russia, recall almost 1,5 thousand minivans Mercedes-Benz

Under the review were 1 480 minivans Mercedes-Benz V-Klasse and Vito (447). The service campaign will affect cars sold in Russia from 2014 to 2015. It turned out that there is a risk of injury to the driver because of the probable causeless operation of the airbag

Avtotor launches a full cycle of production of trucks Hyundai HD35

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avtotor Valery Gorbunov noted that the company plans to master the production of nine new car models and employ 260 people. In 2017, the factory launched the production of Hyundai HD78 cars in full cycle

Toyota Camry of the new generation will appear in Russia in the spring of 2018

The new generation Toyota Camry will be launched in Russia in the spring of 2018. The Russian version will not differ design from the American or Chinese configuration. Toyota Camry will go on sale with three power units in 10 variations of performance

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