US President Donald Trump extended the sanctions imposed against Russia in 2014 because of the situation in Ukraine, the press service of the White House said. The notification to the Congress states that the sanctions imposed by Barack Obama will continue after March 6 for one year.
The actions and policies of persons undermining democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as contribute to the plundering of its assets. – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
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Lukashenko announced his readiness to change approaches to integration with Russia
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus, in response to the initiative of the Russian side, is ready to change the approaches to integration with Russia.
“We are ready for this. At government level, groups have been created to prepare proposals for the further development of unification processes within the framework of the two. Today we need to look again at what the results of this work are, whether they exist at all, ”BelTA quotes the president of the country.
The State Duma in the second reading approved the ban on hostels in residential buildings
The State Duma adopted in the second reading a bill banning hostels and hotels in residential buildings. This was reported on the website of the lower house of parliament. According to the bill, it will be possible to open hotels and hostels only when the house is transferred to a non-residential fund.
Shoigu announced the development of new military reconnaissance satellites
Russia should create modern military spacecraft, a number of development work on this subject is already underway, said Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday.
In Japan, will ban flying UAVs over US military bases
It is expected that the bill will be approved in the near future and will enter into force before the Rugby World Cup, which will be held in Japan this fall. The government considers it necessary to ban the flights of drones within a radius of 300 meters from military bases and sports facilities.
Trump intends to deprive Turkey and India of trade benefits
The American leader Donald Trump intends to deprive Turkey and India of trade privileges within the framework of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) of the USA. About this informs TASS with reference to the press service of the White House. It is reported that the US president has sent a notice to Congress.
Returning to Venezuela, Juan Guaido spoke at the rally
Juan Guaydo, who heads the Venezuelan opposition, returned to Caracas. Before returning to Venezuela, he visited Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Ecuador. About it reports the edition “Economy Today” with reference to “Gazetu.RU”.
On Twitter, videotaped video appeared, as “Venezuela’s hope” calls the passengers to the loudspeaker and promises to fight the hated regime, after leaving the airport, he climbed onto the roof of an expensive SUV and from there he passionately addressed the crowd, then distributed pictures of the meeting between Guaydo and his mother
Russia has recorded millions of cyber attacks from the US
Russia has recorded millions of cyber attacks on its IP addresses from the territory of the United States of America. This was stated by the Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov. He noted that they were carried out a few days ago and stressed that information about the incident was not advertised.
We can be attacked altogether by a third party. This topic should be discussed with American colleagues to find out exactly who these guys are attacking Russian IP-addresses. – Anatoly Antonov, Russian diplomat
Russian Navy will adopt mines with artificial intelligence
In the Navy of Russia will go into service with mines, equipped with artificial intelligence, write “News”. As noted in the main headquarters of the Navy, new minefields are distinguished by the ability to recognize ships, submarines and hovercraft.
Indian Su-30 shot down Pakistan’s drone
Indian fighter Su-30 on Monday, March 4 shot down a Pakistani drone. The target was hit in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan in the north-west of the country. As noted, the Indian Air Force raised the Su-30 fighter after the Pakistani drone penetrated the country’s airspace to “get intelligence about the defense positions of India.”
Russia will respond to threats to its investments in Venezuela
Russia will respond “in the most tough way” to attempts to deprive Russian companies of investments in the Venezuelan economy, said Russian Ambassador to Caracas Vladimir Zaemsky. According to the diplomat, the risks relate to Russian investments in Venezuela.
NSA Disabled Call Interception Analysis System in the USA
The National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States has turned off the system for analyzing the interception of calls and SMS messages within the country. It is reported by The New York Times. According to the publication, it is a part of the program that was created for total surveillance after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As noted, the NSA has not used this system for several months. Earlier media reported that Trump increased spending on intelligence and espionage
High fines for posting fake news
The amendments proposed to the bill on combating fake news, provide for high fines and separation of administrative and criminal liability. This was reported to journalists on Tuesday by the head of the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation, Pavel Krasheninnikov.
The last rocket with the Ukrainian control system collected in Russia
In Russia, the last carrier rocket was manufactured using the Ukrainian control system. About it reports RIA Novosti with reference to a source in the rocket and space industry. According to the agency, after the cessation of operation of the Soyuz-FG, Soyuz-2 missiles with a Russian-made control system will be produced. Thus, only three missiles of the old modification remained in stock. They will be launched to the ISS in 2019.
Commanders will be obliged to monitor the moral and political state of the military
According to the text of the draft law, commanders will be required in peacetime and wartime to be responsible for the moral and psychological state of the subordinate personnel.
Shoigu announced the completion of the Navy three submarines
This year, the Russian Navy will be replenished with two nuclear and one diesel submarines. This was announced on March 5 at a conference call by Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.
“This year, the Navy will receive two nuclear and one diesel submarines,” said Shoigu at a conference call at the Russian Defense Ministry
Two new boats of the Rosguards started to guard the Crimean bridge
Boats BK-16 have a displacement of 20 tons and can carry more than 20 people. The latest navigation equipment allows you to perform tasks in all weather conditions. Among them is now the protection of the waters of the Black and Azov Seas.
The network published the first photos of Chinese Su-35
The web published photos of Su-35 fighters of the Chinese Air Force. Russian-made combat aircraft stand at the airfield in Suiji in Guangdong Province. Pictures published in the community “Military informant.”
Belarus showed unmanned bomber
Belarus presented a new drone “Busel MB2” at the IDEX-2019 exhibition. Now the device passes factory tests. According to bmpd, the mini class complex operates at a distance of 20 to 70 km, depending on the target load.
The United States fulfills the rapid deployment of THAAD PRO in Israel
In the course of joint exercises with the Israeli military, the United States launched the THAAD theater missile defense system for the first time in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces report that the purpose of the exercises is to test the rapid deployment in other countries of complex systems.
Lockheed Martin received an advance on the supply of missile defense for Saudi Arabia
American defense corporation Lockheed Martin received the first advance of $ 946 million for the supply of THAAD Saudi Arabia’s missile defense systems, the Pentagon reports
The Navy Hydrographic Service will receive six vessels and boats
By the end of 2019, the hydrographic service of the Russian Navy will receive six modern ships and boats as part of the state shipbuilding program.
Ex-diplomat from Canada accused of espionage in China
Canadian citizen Michael Kovrig has violated Chinese laws since 2017, acting as a spy and stealing information containing state secrets, Xinhua news agency reported, citing authorities.
Ministry of Health proposed to fine for improper assistance
In accordance with the document published on the Federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts, the Ministry of Health proposed to amend the Code of Administrative Offenses. This is a penalty for the provision of medical care is not on the approved recommendations.
RAS will lose hostels and hospitals in the Novosibirsk Academgorodok
The government will leave the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences only 22 of the 378 objects of the Novosibirsk Academgorodok, which it operated earlier. Hostels, a forest and kindergartens are planned to be transferred to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, a source close to the leadership of the SB RAS told RBC. Among the 22 facilities of Akademgorodok, which are left by the SB RAS, are four buildings, including a hotel, and 18 office apartments
This solution seems to us optimal for the preservation and development of a single scientific, educational and innovation center, which is the Novosibirsk Academgorodok. – Valentine Parmon, scientist
The Ministry of Environment reported on decisions on the “whale prison”
The head of the ministry said that now the release of animals from the bay is fraught with risk to their lives because of the cold. According to Kobylkin, the decision on the fate of killer whales will be taken by the security forces and the Russian Fishery
In the Vatican will open the archives of the Second World War
The Pope announced that the opening of the archive will take place on March 2, 2020, a year after the 80th anniversary of the election of Pius XII, who was head of the Catholic Church from 1939 to 1958.
The State Duma introduces a ban on withdrawing cash from anonymous cards
The draft law proposes a ban on cash withdrawals using anonymous electronic means of payment. A similar ban has already been in force in Russia until 2014. Now, with such cards you can withdraw no more than 5000 rubles. per day and not more than 40,000 rubles. per month.
Foreign tourists in Japan began to point to the door
More and more tourist facilities in Japan refuse to accept foreign tourists because of their “bad manners” and “ugly behavior,” The Asahi Shimbun newspaper wrote on March 5.
For example, tourists are taken daily by 20-30 buses to the temple of Nanzoin near the city of Fukuoka, famous for the huge statue of the reclining Buddha. The influx of foreigners dramatically changed the benevolent atmosphere in a sacred place. They got into the habit of “cutting in” loud music, to the sounds of which they splash in the waterfall jets – the place of Buddhist practices, even climb onto the roof of the temple. The priests were forced to post on its walls and in the vicinity of the announcement in 12 languages with a warning that “visiting by non-Japanese groups is not welcome”
Named price for travel on the highway M-11 Moscow-Petersburg
Traveling along the new M-11 expressway, which will connect Moscow and St. Petersburg, will cost motorists about two thousand rubles, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the head of Avtodor Vyacheslav Petushenko. According to estimates of the top manager, this amount will be charged on a weekday with cash payments.
Russian roads in the next five years, waiting for big changes.
The Ministry of Transport is launching a national project to update and develop the transport network. Not only federal, but also regional routes will become safe and of high quality. Replace tens of thousands of kilometers of roads on the so-called “smart asphalt.”
Ministry of Finance to increase currency purchases by almost 60%
The Ministry of Finance plans to spend 310 billion rubles. on purchases of foreign currency from March 7 to April 4, according to the website of the Ministry. This is 59.79% more than the amount spent on these goals in the last month (from February 7 to March 6), then 194 billion rubles were spent on currency purchases.
China plans to increase funding to fight poverty
The Chinese government in 2019 will allocate 126.095 billion yuan (18.82 billion dollars) for the development of social programs to combat poverty, according to a draft of the country’s budget announced on Tuesday.
For banks will develop a unified standard for the sale of services to citizens
For credit institutions, they will develop a standard for selling risky products to the population with an investment component. The President of the National Financial Association (a self-regulating organization, which includes the largest banks) Vasily Zablotsky told this to Izvestia.
Russian spending on current needs exceeded their income
In January 2019, a historical anti-record was established in Russia: citizens’ expenditures for the first time exceeded their income. Russians sent 100.7% of revenues to the current consumption of goods and services, Kommersant reports. This happened against the background of a decrease in income and wages in 2018.
Union Card excluded from the register of payment systems
The Union Card payment system has been removed from the Central Bank’s register, according to data from the Central Bank. The decision to exclude CJSC Processing Company “Union Card” was made by the relevant order dated February 28, 2019.
China will expand access of foreign investors to its market
China will expand access to its market for foreign investors to compete on an equal footing with Chinese companies, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Tuesday
China will create a national oil and gas company
The creation of the pipeline company was mentioned in the report of the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC), released on Tuesday during the annual session of the National People’s Congress of China. According to the report, the creation of a new pipeline company will help to reform the energy sector by dividing the transport and sales business and eliminating obstacles to oil and gas exploration. The report does not contain any details about the company or the timing of its creation.
Oleg Deripaska transferred part of the business to his children
En + Lord Gregory Barker, the head of the board of directors, said that in a deal with the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury (OFAC), En + attorneys (trustees) were appointed — American citizens who “will vote for VTB shares (14.33%. – RBC), his former wife and former father-in-law, Mr. Deripaska (6.75%), his charitable foundation [Volnoe Delo] (3.22%), and the children’s trust fund (3.42%). ”
Deripaska’s marriage to Polina Yumasheva, daughter of the former head of the Yeltsin administration, Valentin Yumashev, has two children – Peter and Maria, 17 and 15 years old.
Competition for the construction of the fourth bridge in Novosibirsk suspended
The competition for site preparation for the construction of the fourth bridge in Novosibirsk has now been suspended. This is due to inflated prices for building materials.
The competition for the second stage of preparation of the territory for the construction of the bridge has been suspended. If we see that it is possible to save money on this object, then we will definitely do it. – Andrei Travnikov, Russian politician
Accounts Chamber called state support for young scientists ineffective
Auditors of the Accounts Chamber (JV) analyzed the implementation of state support measures for young Russian scientists and concluded that they are ineffective: the government does not understand how much money is invested on average in one minister of science and what effect is obtained from such assistance.
Loans secured by cryptocurrency – a new trend.
The Swiss company Nexo, which provides loans on the security of cryptocurrency, in a letter to investors, said that this segment of the financial market shows a tremendous positive trend.
The Italian government will invest 2 billion euros in support of startups
The Italian government will allocate a billion euros to the start-up support fund, taking into account tax breaks, the amount of support will be up to 2 billion euros, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Mayo said on Monday, March 4, Affari Italiani reports.
Losses of oilmen from tax maneuver estimated at 55 billion rubles
As a result of the tax maneuver since the beginning of the year, Russian oil companies have suffered a loss of about 55 billion rubles. During the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, the oilmen will be asked to change the procedure for calculating compensation for selling fuel in the domestic market in order to reduce losses, the Vedomosti newspaper reported.
In Yakutsk, snow fell from the roof crushed the car of the mayor
The Toyota Camry, attached to the Yakutsk Mayor Sardana Avksentiev, fell a layer of snow from the roof of a residential building.
Contractor of the stadium World Cup 2018 want to arrest for embezzlement of 2.5 billion
The main subcontractor, Tatdorstroy, accused Moscow-based businessman Sergei Ulasevich of frauds during the construction of the Samara Arena football stadium, which was being built for the 2018 World Cup.
The premiere of “Sherlock Holmes-3” was postponed for a year
It is noted that the film’s premiere was originally scheduled for December 25, 2020, but due to the premiere of another film company, a new part of the adventure story of detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson was postponed to December 22, 2021.
French experts are again studying the authorship of the drawing “Nude Gioconda”
In 1862, the work fell into the hands of a collector, it was believed that it serves as an outline of the original painting by Da Vinci. However, as they studied, a number of experts concluded that in reality it is a copy made by one of the students of a famous artist.
A provocative exhibition opened in the Pushkin Museum
Perhaps the most provocative exhibition of the season opened in the Pushkin Museum. 80 works of the brightest representatives of the famous “London School” were first brought to Moscow by the English Tate Gallery.
Historical canvases about pre-Peter Russia occupied the Repin Hall in the Mikhailovsky Palace
The paintings of Ilya Repin temporarily left the Russian Museum – they were sent to an exhibition in Moscow. The empty walls of the Hall of Repin in the Mikhailovsky Palace were occupied by a new exhibition.
National Opera of Japan will be presented to the seaside audience
The level of those present clearly outlined what this event means for the Japanese side. For the first time in Vladivostok, they are preparing to present the most famous national opera, which has become a musical brand of the land of the rising sun.
Sotheby’s will exhibit portraits drawn by artificial intelligence
At the next auction auction house Sotheby’s public will present the project “Memoirs of passers-by.” These are male and female portraits created by artificial intelligence.
Screen version of the bestseller “In the garden of monsters”
English director Joe Wright is negotiating to participate in the screen adaptation of the novel by Eric Larson “In the garden of monsters.” According to available information, StudioCanal and Playtone will be involved in the filming.
The Cruise of Matvey Anichkin to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with a Double Album
The Cruise group Matvey Anichkin, who was recently allowed to use this title, is working on a new album. About this Matvey Anichkin (pictured) reported on his Facebook.
To the general joy of the lovers of the classic repertoire of the Cruise of 1980–1985, I inform you that we are currently working on a new album, he wrote. – It is planned to release a double album, which will be gold hits and new tracks.
Mike Shinoda released the video “I.O.U”
The track is taken from the album dedicated to Chester Bennington. Mike Shinoda has released a new video for the song “I. O. U”.
Nobel Prizes in literature for two years will be awarded in 2019
The names of the Nobel Prize winners in the field of literature for 2018 and 2019 will be announced in October 2019. This was told by the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy Anders Ulsson. The awards ceremony will be held, according to tradition, on December 10, the commemoration day of the founder of the award, Alfred Nobel.
In “Yandex” appeared the search for patents
Since March 5, the company launched a new service with the assistance of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), the department said. Previously, it was possible to find a patent only in the Rospatent databases. Now in the database “Yandex. Patents” collected more than 2.5 million patent documents.
Kaspersky Lab will release its operating system
Kaspersky Lab, which works in the development of anti-virus programs, plans to hold a presentation of a new secure mobile operating system. It is expected that it will take place at the end of this year.
Face recognition systems will appear in Russian shopping centers.
The Watcom Group (specializes in analyzing visitor flows in retail) has signed a cooperation agreement with NtechLab, the developer of the face recognition algorithm FindFace.
Vivo will launch a smartphone charging remotely
The company entered into an agreement with Energous, which developed the technology WattUp. It is thanks to her that gadgets can charge not only without a wire, but also at a distance of up to 4.5 meters from a 20-watt power supply. About when the novelty from Vivo will appear on the market, is not reported yet.
The payment system “Mir” launched the contactless payment service MirPay
The clients of the banks of Rosselkhozbank, RNKB, Center-invest, SMP Bank, Russia Bank, UBRD, Moscow Credit Bank (ICB) and Promsvyazbank can use the MirPay payment system.
In Mexico, archaeologists discovered a cave with ancient Mayan artifacts
Archaeologists from the Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico discovered an ancient cave with more than 155 artifacts that remained intact for more than a thousand years, according to a statement on the website of the institute.
China will create over 3 million jobs by 2025 by 2025
According to a recent study conducted by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technologies (CAICT), by 2025 more than 3 million new jobs will be created in China thanks to the development of 5G technology. CAICT reports to the Ministry of Industry and Information.
Introduced Russian budget smartphone INOI 7i Lite
The Russian company INOI presented to the public a budget smartphone 7i Lite. Novika supports two SIM-cards, has a dual main camera and a MediaTek 6580 processor.
New iPhone will be able to work under water
Earlier, the American corporation patented the Underwater Mode, with which the touch screen is able to recognize pressing when fully immersed in water. iPhone with the updated display will also be convenient to use in the rain.
The company Oukitel introduced a budget smartphone C13 Pro
Oukitel introduced the budget version of the smartphone C13 Pro. The device can be purchased for $ 75. The model with Asahi Glass is equipped with a 3000 mAh rechargeable battery, dual camera, the current Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
D-Link has released a wireless video surveillance kit
D-Link announced its first 100% wireless set of surveillance cameras. It is called the DCS-2802KT and comes with 6700 mAh built-in lithium-ion batteries, which provides continuous monitoring for several months without recharging. The cameras were designed for low power consumption. The kit includes two cameras and a hub. The cameras are compact, only 8.5 cm in height and 6.6 cm in width, and weigh only 240 g. The cameras are equipped with a 2-megapixel CMOS-sensor and can record video with a resolution of 1080p and 720p. They also have built-in infrared LEDs for shooting at a distance of up to 7.5 meters even in complete darkness, built-in motion detection and microphones.
The second case of cure for HIV recorded in the UK
In the UK, the second case in the history of treating an adult patient from HIV after a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a rare congenital resistance to the virus was recorded, the Guardian newspaper wrote on Tuesday.
Physicists have turned the optical trap into a collider
Physicists from the USA and Germany traced the evolution of the quantum state of a system of two ultracold lithium-6 atoms placed in an optical trap after a sharp “turn” of the trap.
Spider silk will be the material for creating artificial muscles.
Scientists have concluded that this phenomenon can be used to create artificial muscles. Spider silk has high strength and flexibility. Scientists around the world are working to reproduce these properties in a synthetic version of a protein-based fiber.
Scientists were able to weld together metal and glass
For welding metal with glass, powerful picosecond laser pulses are used. Its beam passes through optically transparent glass, forming a small area of heating at the junction of materials. On a spot of no more than a few micrometers, an energy of the order of megawatts is concentrated across.
Tactile stimulation will help reduce the risk of brain damage to children before birth.
Researchers at the Barcelona Institute of Neurology have proposed using tactile stimulation to reduce the risks of damage to parts of the brain of embryos that lead to impaired cognitive abilities. The experiments involved mice.
Proven harm popular household goods for men
Scientists at the University of Nottingham in the UK have found that chemicals found in popular household goods and food contribute to infertility in men and domestic dogs. This is reported in a press release on MedicalXpress
Tick bite can trigger red meat allergy
Mites Ixodes holocyclus, as a rule, do not pose a particular danger to humans, but in some cases their bites can cause very unpleasant consequences – for example, provoke the development of an allergic reaction to red meat
Memory impairment associated with lack of estrogen
Research by researchers at the University of Augusta in the United States has shown that a lack of estrogen can trigger memory impairment in men and women. Experts said that the processes of interaction between neurons are associated with the level of estrogen.
Explosive compression models supernova in the lab
Russian scientists from ITEP, together with colleagues from other institutes, proposed a new concept for laboratory studies of supernovae. It is based on the study of explosive compression, in which phenomena characteristic of the astrophysical process are observed.
Proven danger of filtered beer for humans
Experts say that elements dangerous for the body enter the drink during filtration. In addition, in the filtered beer there are lead and arsenic, which fall into the frothy drink from the diatomaceous earth.
Scientists have found cells responsible for insomnia
According to the publication Nature Genetics, we are talking about two hundred genetic loci and almost a thousand genes that can be associated with sleep problems. The conclusions reached by the researchers can be applied in future projects aimed at solving the problem of insomnia.
Scientists have called a clear sign of a lack of vitamin D
A clear sign of a lack of vitamin D is the so-called depressive triad – a complex of mental problems consisting of consistently bad mood, loss of the ability to experience joy and a general pessimistic mood.