19 Dec, 2018

UN Resolution on Crimea

The UN General Assembly adopted a simple majority vote of the resolution on the authorship of Ukraine on the “militarization of the Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.”

66 countries voted for the document, against – 19, the majority abstained – 72.

The resolution expresses “serious concern over the gradual militarization of the Crimea by the Russian Federation as an occupying power”, as well as the situation in the Black and Azov Seas

In addition, the document calls on Russia to release the Ukrainian warships detained on November 25. The use of force in the UN was considered “unjustified.”

The Kremlin does not agree with the adopted resolution of the UN General Assembly on the “problem of militarization” of Crimea. This was announced by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. He also noted that Moscow regrets a similar decision of the countries that voted for the adoption of this document.

“We can only express our disagreement with a similar position [stated in the resolution] and our regret,” said Peskov. “We will certainly continue to consistently explain our position and communicate to our counterparts.”

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POLITICS

Xi Jinping declared decisive victory over corruption in China

Over the past 40 years, China has achieved a convincing victory over corruption in the ranks of the Communist Party and state structures during the implementation of the policy of reform and openness, Chairman of the PRC Xi Jinping said in his speech on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the policy of reform and openness.

Nebenzya demanded to cancel the decision to create an army of Kosovo

“As for the decision violating resolution 1244 on the creation of Kosovo’s armed forces, it should be immediately annulled,” said the Permanent Representative at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday, convened in connection with the decision of Kosovo to form an independent army.

Russia suspected of trying to discredit Muller

The study of the “Russian Disinformation Group” led to the conclusion that they were trying to discredit the activities of the commission of Robert Muller, reports the Washington Post with reference to the reports of two expert groups submitted to the Senate. Thus, the “trolls” tried to protect the winning presidential election, Donald Trump.

The authors of the reports indicate that with the help of fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter, the attackers spread the information that Müller was involved in corruption, and the commission he headed was engaged in conspiracy theories.

The network has the first video of the new election campaign of trump

It calls to thank the president for his success in the economy, reports Gazeta.ru. According to Ali, the video that he posted on Twitter showed CNN.

He noted that the call to the number, on which it is proposed to thank the president, leads to a call for fundraising for Trump’s presidential campaign in 2020.

The Prosecutor Generals’ Offices of Russia and Cuba discussed a cooperation plan for 2019–2020

The parties discussed regional cooperation in Havana, with the Russian delegation including prosecutors from Chechnya and Ingushetia, and the Cuban delegation from the provinces of Artemis and Mayabek.

“We have made another step forward in the development of Cuban-Russian relations, including at the level of our departments. On a regular basis, we organize seminars, round tables, in which professionals from different areas of activity of the prosecutor’s offices of our countries will participate, ”the agency’s first deputy prosecutor general’s office, Alexander Buksman, quotes.

Bolivian leader accused the United States of trying to prevent the elections in the country

“As it happened in 2002, the US and its right-wing minions are trying to prevent our candidates from using lies and discredit. They called us “Osama bin Laden” and “Taliban” *, warned about the reduction of aid supplies. Now they say they are concerned about democracy. Bolivia is a sovereign state and rejects any intervention, ”Morales wrote on Twitter.

The State Duma adopted a law on the simplification of obtaining Russian citizenship

The State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a government bill on the simplified granting of Russian citizenship, reports TASS. As reported on the website of the lower house of parliament, amendments to the law on citizenship were supported by all factions.

This will allow Vladimir Putin to support our compatriots in Ukraine. Millions of people have become hostages of the political adventurism of Petro Poroshenko, who is ready to carry out military provocations and persecution of believers for the sake of preserving personal power. – Vyacheslav Volodin, Russian politician

Trump’s ex-adviser denies the Russian version of the death of the head of the GRU

Former US presidential adviser Michael Flynn testified at the FBI interrogation, from which it follows that the head of the GRU of Russia, Igor Sergun, died not in a holiday home near Moscow, as reported earlier, but in Lebanon. The text of the interrogation was published by the US Department of Justice.

Trump accused Facebook, Twitter, and Google of being Democratic

US President Donald Trump accused Facebook, Twitter and Google of being biased towards him and promoting the interests of Democratic Party representatives.

Ukraine extended the food embargo on Russian goods

The Government of Ukraine on Tuesday without discussion extended the embargo on a number of goods from Russia and the import duty on some of them until December 31, 2019. This is stated in the message on the website of the Cabinet.

“Russian House” in Davos resumes its work

In Davos, resumed the preparation of the official Russian residence. This is due to the lifting of restrictions for the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum (WEF)

The British Parliament will vote on Brexit on January 14

The vote on the agreement on the conditions for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will be held in the British Parliament on January 14, 2019. This was stated by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom Teresa May.

President of Poland signed amendments to the law on the Supreme Court

Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed amendments to the law on the Supreme Court. According to Radio Poland, the deputy head of the office, Pavel Mucha, called this step the fulfillment of the preliminary decision of the EU Court.

“The proposed changes did not concern the basic principles of the work of the Supreme Court, that is, the provisions on the creation of chambers of emergency control and public affairs,” he noted.

ARMY and WEAPONS

Vladimir Putin named the main tasks of the country’s armed forces for the next year

All types and types of troops developed in a balanced way, in accordance with the adopted plans and the new State Armaments Program, they were equipped with modern models of weapons and equipment. The nuclear triad, which plays a key role in maintaining global parity, has also become noticeably strengthened. – Vladimir Putin

Japan creates space and cyber security units

The main provisions of the Japanese defense plan for the next 10 years, which the Japanese government adopted on Tuesday, include the creation of units to protect space and cyberspace, as well as expand the use of robots and artificial intelligence.

Japan will allocate record funds to strengthen the defense

Japan adopted a new program to strengthen national defense until 2029, reports AFP, citing the country’s defense ministry. In the first five years alone, the government intends to spend 27 trillion yen ($ 238 billion) on these goals, which is 6.4% more than the previous budget.

India launched the final stage of the exercises “Aviaindra-2018”

The final stage of the “Aviaindra-2018” exercises with the participation of the Russian military began at the Indian airbase Jodhpur. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense. The exercise involved more than 20 aviation units, including the Su-30, An-30 and Mi-8 helicopters, explained in the department.

Poroshenko reported the transfer of troops using aircraft

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the country is redeploying part of its military units using airplanes to prepare for repelling supposedly possible Russian aggression.

At the Victory Parade will show a gun-mortar

On May 9, 2019, 120-mm self-propelled artillery guns (SAO) 2С42 “Lotos” will pass for the first time on Red Square. This is the newest weapon system. It can fire from closed positions, like an ordinary howitzer, and destroy point targets with hinged fire, like a mortar.

Ukraine has transferred several “Gradov” to the line of contact

It became known about the arrival of multiple launch rocket jet systems (MLRS) BM-21 “Grad” in the settlement of Happiness, which today is under the control of Ukrainian security officials. This was stated by the head of the press service of the People’s Mile of the LNR, Yakov Osadchy, during a speech to reporters.

Up to 100 combat sorties take place from the Khmeimim airbase within 24 hours.

The Russian air base in Syria works at the limit of its capabilities. It became known that the Russian combat aircraft and helicopters made from the Russian military base “Hamim” up to hundreds of sorties per day.

On the basis of “Ivan Gren” can create a landing ship with a displacement of up to 14 thousand tons

The landing ship with a displacement of up to 14 thousand tons can be created on the basis of the project 11711, the first representative of which – “Ivan Gren” – was transferred to the Russian Navy in the summer. This was stated by TASS by the general director of the Baltic Shipbuilding Plant Yantar who built the Ivan Gren, Eduard Efimov.

Shoigu ordered the supply of new weapons in 2019

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the introduction of four upgraded strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS into the Aerospace Forces (VKS) in 2019. It is also planned to supply other weapons.

The British intelligence ship “Eco” entered the Black Sea

The HMS Echo intelligence ship of the Royal Navy of Great Britain entered the Black Sea through the Bosphorus. This is reported by the Turkish site Bosphorus Observer, which tracks the passage of ships through the strait.

Russian helicopters Ka-52 called the threat to the Ukrainian S-300

Russian-based Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopters based in the Crimea can be used to strike air defense facilities in southern Ukraine. Such a danger was seen by a military analyst from Malta, Babak Tagvey.

New self-propelled gun “Lotus” for the Airborne Forces will pass state tests in 2019

Self-propelled guns can be delivered by military transport aircraft and parachute parachute landing, the press service noted. The project “Lotos” was the development and replacement of the project “Zauralets” in which it was supposed to create a new self-propelled artillery gun for the airborne forces.

The US Navy has ordered two more ships of the type “Independence”

The Pentagon has signed a contract with Austal USA for the supply of two additional ships of the coastal maritime (LCS) zone type “Independence”, according to Mil.Press FlotProm. Thus, the US Navy this year contracted four new ships of this type.

Tokyo is preparing another protest on the Kuril Islands

According to the newspaper, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Taro Kono, is preparing a note of protest for Moscow in connection with the planned Russian Ministry of Defense settling dormitories for servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces on the islands of Iturup and Kunashir. The specific timing of the direction of the notes, the publication does not indicate.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has opened the key to success in hybrid wars

The newly created Main Military-Political Directorate (GVPU) of the RF Armed Forces will form an ideology for the servicemen that will allow them to win in hybrid wars, said Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov.

SOCIETY

“Reporters Without Borders” called the number of journalists killed in 2018

The death toll of journalists in 2018 in the world was 80 people, which is 15 more than a year earlier. This follows from the report of the international organization Reporters Without Borders, published on its official website on Tuesday.

Rising fuel prices face higher prices for food

Rise in price for fuel by 30% threatens to increase prices for consumer goods, as the logistics, food suppliers and retailers have already warned Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Oil industry workers admit that they are “tired of altruism”.

Reconstruction of the Duma building will cost 2 billion rubles

At the end of November, the Presidential Administration of Russia signed a contract with Mosproekt-2, architect Mikhail Posokhin, for 123.4 million rubles. on the development of a draft reconstruction of the State Duma building This is reported on the portal of public procurement. The state order is placed without a tender, as part of the procurement procedure from a single supplier.

The speed of assistance in Russia

Assistance can be emergency, urgent and planned, according to the website of the Ministry.

Emergency refusal to the patient is not allowed. It should turn out to be doctors in case of acute diseases and exacerbation of chronic diseases that pose a threat to the patient’s life. When you call an ambulance brigade in a situation that requires emergency assistance, the arrival time of physicians should not exceed 20 minutes from the time of the call.

Emergency care is provided in case of diseases and exacerbations that do not pose a threat to the patient’s life. In this form, the doctor must provide assistance within two hours after treatment.

At scheduled examinations, diseases that do not require urgent intervention and do not lead to a deterioration of the patient’s health condition with a delay, help is provided from 24 hours to 30 days.

During the day, patients should take a local therapist. Waiting for consultations with medical specialists should not exceed 14 days after contacting a medical institution.

The same periods are allowed for mammography, x-rays, ultrasound, functional diagnostics and other instrumental studies in the provision of primary care.

A computed tomography (except for patients with oncological diseases, the period for which is reduced to 14 days), as well as specialized medical care, must fit within 30 days. In the latter case, the countdown begins from the moment of the referral by the attending physician for hospitalization.

The governor of New York has proposed the legalization of marijuana

The governor of the US state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, proposed to the legislators in 2019 to approve a bill authorizing the use of marijuana “for recreational purposes.” He made the corresponding statement in the course of the announcement of his legislative initiatives for the first 100 days of the coming year.

We have two criminal legal systems. One of them is for the wealthy and well-to-do, the second is for everyone else. This will end. Let’s legalize marijuana use by adults once and for all. – Andrew Cuomo, American politician

Robots can replace security guards at stations in Japan for the Olympics

An artificial intelligence robot worked as a security guard at a Seibu railway station in Japan. The representative of the company Maki Sone told RIA Novosti that the decision on testing was made in connection with the preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

Colonel MIA detained at Samara airport

“The head of the department for investigating crimes in the economic sphere of the Main Directorate of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Samara Region was detained at the Samara airport on Tuesday after receiving 10 million rubles out of 15 million supposed,” the agency was told.

The number of officially unemployed will grow by 38%

The number of official unemployed in Russia can grow by more than a third – up to 1.1 million people, the Ministry of Labor predicted. This is stated in the materials of the department for the tripartite commission for the regulation of social and labor relations

The document familiarized with the “News”. The increase will be associated with an increase in the size of unemployment benefits, as well as an increase in the retirement age, officials say. Now in Russia there are 800 thousand registered unemployed, indicated in the materials of the Ministry of Labor

FAS is asked to check large retail chains for collusion and overpricing

State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov sent an appeal to the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Igor Artemyev, asking him to check out major retail chains in Russia for unreasonable price increases, collusion, and the use of unfair business practices.

The popularity of fast food has doubled in Russia

In 2018, residents of Russia attended fast food establishments twice as often, but the average bill remained almost unchanged. About this December 18 write “News” with reference to the research service “Yandex. Money”, taking into account the number of payments.

Defined attitude of Russians to marriage

Every second resident of the country considers normal ordinary cohabitation without a mural in the registry office (47 percent) as normal. A little more than a third (36 percent) of respondents treat a civil marriage in a precarious manner.

Study participants were also asked about their attitude towards divorce. Every tenth respondent found it difficult to answer this question. A third of respondents (34 percent) called a divorce the most appropriate way out of the situation in the absence of other ways to resolve family problems. However, even more are those who consider it necessary to save the family even in the presence of such intractable problems (39 percent).

Son Yakunin sued the “Novaya Gazeta”

The son of the former president of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, Andrei, in a conversation with RBC, confirmed that he had filed a lawsuit. The card registered on the official portal of the courts of general jurisdiction of the city of Moscow does not indicate what exactly the complaint is about.

The government supported the concept of a project on news aggregators

The Russian Cabinet of Ministers supports the concept of a project on limiting the share of foreign participation in the capital of news aggregators in the Russian Federation, the authorized representative of the government in the State Duma Alexander Sinenko said during the discussion of the initiative

Putin signed the law on the protection of children from columbine communities

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law to protect children from columbine communities on the Internet, the corresponding document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The law on the termination of criminal cases after damages

Entrepreneurs will not be punished by the Criminal Code for minor economic crimes committed for the first time and the damage for which was fully repaid. The presidential law on this topic was finally adopted by the State Duma.

At the same time, the list also includes crimes related to the unreasonable refusal to hire or dismissing people of pre-retirement age. – Pavel Krasheninnikov, Russian lawyer

The provocation at the concert of the Alexandrov ensemble remained without punishment

Recall, on December 7, during a concert of an ensemble in a Polish city, two young people ran out onto the stage and launched anti-Russian posters. The provocateurs waved flags of Ukraine and Poland and shouted slogans against Russia.

Named his son in honor of Hitler, the British received a prison sentence

A British court sent to prison a couple of neo-Nazis who named their son in honor of Adolf Hitler. 22-year-old Adam Thomas was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison, and 38-year-old Claudia Patatas to 5 years in prison, according to The Independent.

They were found guilty of membership in the neo-Nazi organization National Action, which has been banned in the UK since 2016. It was found that after the ban the group continued to communicate with its members in the messengers.

In addition, the British found photographs with a child and a Nazi flag in their hands, as well as pictures of Thomas in the white clothes of the Ku Klux Klan.

The couple also claimed that they gave their child the second name Adolf because of “admiration” by Adolf Hitler.

The court left in jail footballers Mamaev and Kokorin

The Moscow City Court upheld the decision of the Tverskoy Court of Moscow to arrest the midfielder of the Krasnodar football club Pavel Mamayev and Zenit striker Alexander Kokorin, accused of disorderly conduct, Interfax reports.

Law enforcers conducted searches in a mosque in Berlin

The raid was conducted as part of an investigation into the case involving the financing of terrorists. Searches were conducted on Tuesday at a mosque in Berlin as part of the investigation into the case of financing terrorists. According to the Associated Press, the mosque visited by the police is located in the Wedding district.

Committee of the State Duma supported the project on the return of smoking in airports

According to the agency, the committee recommended that the State Duma adopt this draft on first reading. As noted, the bill involves the admission of smoking in specially equipped ventilation rooms at airports.

Intoxication is not an aggravating circumstance

Alcohol, drugs or any psychotropic substances can no longer be unambiguously considered an aggravating circumstance, the ruling of the Supreme Court of Russia says.

The final decision remains for the judge, but he is obliged to explain in the verdict why he considered the use of “intoxicating” substances as a reason for a more severe punishment.

The corresponding amendment will be made to Part 1.1 of Article 63 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Vasilyeva said about the lack of teachers in schools in Russia

In July of this year, the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF) reported that 39% of teachers complain about the lack of teachers in a foreign language in their schools, 30% in Russian and literature, 26% in primary school teachers.

Russians will have access to meddokumentam

By 2024, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation plans to increase the number of organizations that provide their patients with full access to an electronic medical record by 100%.

Buryatia offered to charge for entrance to natural parks

On December 17, the People’s Khural of Buryatia submitted to the State Duma a bill establishing payment for visits to specially protected natural territories of regional and local significance.

ECONOMY

Prosecutor General’s Office calculated the average size of a bribe in Russia in 2018

In 2018, the average size of a bribe in Russia amounted to 609 thousand rubles, and the total amount of bribes – 1.8 billion rubles. About this in the program “Ether” said the official representative of the Prosecutor General Alexander Kurennoy.

Sberbank President bought the bank’s bonds for 100 million rubles

The head of Sberbank of Russia, German Gref, bought ruble bonds of the bank for 100 million rubles, follows from the materials of a credit institution.

Russia increases investment in US national debt

Russia continues to increase investment in US government bonds. In October, their amount increased by $ 210 million, to $ 14.629 billion, reports Kommersant. Most of all investment in US government bonds makes China.

The Russian government will create a cluster on import substitution of prostheses and implants

Medical Cluster The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed the government to create a cluster for the production of medical devices for traumatology and orthopedics, two interlocutors in the government told RBC and confirmed at the Ministry of Industry and Trade

Operator Kerch ferry will work with Syria

During the visit, a memorandum on economic cooperation was signed, and joint action plans were approved. The documents dealt with the creation of a trading house, shipping company, mutual deliveries of goods, the establishment of air links between Syria and the Crimea.

The volume of transfers from card to card has doubled in Russia

The volume of transfers from card to card has doubled in Russia, and the average transfer amount has decreased by 12% – up to 8,208 rubles, told Izvestia in the top 30 banks. Citizens thus replenish credit cards, transfer money to friends and family, are thrown off on birthdays, and also return debts.

Italy will become Russia’s partner in the INNOPROM forum in 2020

Italy will become Russia’s partner country at the INNOPROM forum-exhibition in 2020. This was stated by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation reported after the meeting between the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and Conte.

Five enterprises of Kuban will supply wines to Belgium

Residents of Belgium can now buy a variety of Russian wines at prices ranging from 8.5 to 140 euros per bottle. The first shipment arrived at the port of Antwerp three weeks ago. A presentation of alcoholic beverages was held on December 17 at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Brussels

The Japanese will buy part of the Khabarovsk airport

The shareholder agreement of JSC Khabarovsk Airport and a consortium of Japanese companies will be signed on December 18 in Tokyo, at a meeting of the Russian-Japanese intergovernmental commission, Konstantin Basyuk, chairman of the board of directors and owner of the airport, handed over to Vedomosti.

Turchak proposed to increase customs duties on foreign electronics

The Council for the Development of the Digital Economy under the Council of the Federation will propose amendments to the tax legislation for the development of the Russian market of telecommunication systems. This was stated by the Vice-Speaker of the Council of Federation Andrei Turchak, reports “Interfax”

Oracle’s quarterly profit increased 5%

Analysts polled by FactSet, on average, predicted adjusted earnings at 78 cents per share, the company itself gave a range of 78-80 cents per share. Meanwhile, Oracle’s revenue in September-November fell to $ 9.562 billion from $ 9.589 billion a year earlier.

Johnson & Johnson Announces $ 5 Billion Share Repurchase Program

“Johnson & Johnson today announced that the company’s board of directors approved a buyout of ordinary shares of the company for up to $ 5 billion,” the release said.

In Russia, beer will appear, only 50% consisting of malt.

This was reported on Monday by the Izvestia newspaper with reference to the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). This will become possible from January 10, 2021, after the entry into force of the new technical regulation “On the safety of alcoholic beverages”.

In accordance with the document, brewers will be able to replace malted raw materials with other analogues, such as cereals. In addition, the drink will increase the mass of sugar-containing products from 2 to 5%. The new standard will significantly reduce the cost of the beer production process. As a result, its final cost will decrease by 20%.

China’s central bank continues to support the yuan

The Central Bank of China probably helped support the national currency in November, ensuring a moderate strengthening of the yuan against the dollar, reports Asia Times

Austria’s consumer price growth slowed down a bit

Consumer prices in Austria rose in November 2018 by 0.2% compared with the previous month, when they rose by 0.3%. In annual comparison, inflation in the country amounted to 2.2% in November, as well as in October of the current year, reports “Finam”.

The draft law on lending to foreign countries submitted to the State Duma

The draft law on credits of the Russian Federation to foreign countries was submitted to the State Duma by the government of the Russian Federation, a REGNUM correspondent reports. A new definition is introduced into the budget legislation “state credit for official development assistance”.

“The consolidation of this concept in the budget process will make it possible to provide financial assistance at the expense of the federal budget for the purpose of assisting the development of foreign countries and classify it in accordance with established standards,” the authors note.

It is proposed to exclude the possibility of granting state loans to foreign legal entities.

“The main reason for excluding this form of export support is the high risk of non-return of funds provided. In addition, such arrangements involve a number of organizational costs, since, in accordance with the current version of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation, the provision of state export credits to foreign legal entities is possible, subject to the guarantee of the government of the respective state, ”the authors pointed out.

State Duma approved control of withdrawing cash from cards of foreign banks

The State Duma adopted a law on compulsory control of operations to withdraw cash from foreign bank cards in Russia, the purpose of which is to analyze financial flows and identify financing schemes for terrorist and extremist activities

Debts on loans for higher education in the United States rose to a new record

The amount of outstanding debt in the United States on loans for higher education in November 2018 reached $ 1.465 trillion.

This is with reference to the data of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York up to September 2018, as well as its own estimates in recent months, reported Bloomberg. As noted, the tuition fees for American students increased by more than 2 times compared with 2009, when the debt was $ 675 billion.

Kuwait sells 40% of gas assets in the North Sea

Kuwait’s State Investment Fund plans assets in the North Sea to the JPMorgan investment bank. Kuwait’s State Investment Fund plans to sell 40% of its North Sea gas assets to the JPMorgan investment bank in the amount of about £ 1.5 billion ($ 1.9 billion).

Russia does not plan to reduce the volume of ESPO oil exports in January

The program of shipments of Urals oil for January has not yet been finalized. It is known that in the period from December 31 to January 5, 4 shipments of 100 thousand tons each will be shipped from the Baltic port of Ust-Luga.

Following the results of 2018, Bashneft increased its profit by more than 70%

Speaking about the end of 2018, the company’s board chairman Pavel Fedorov noted that after integration into Rosneft, Bashneft is successfully developing and is showing good results in all areas of the company’s work. So, in 2018, Bashneft discovered more than 80 productive deposits.

Ukraine has invested in the development of “green” energy 1.5 billion euros

The development of renewable energy will allow Ukrainians to reduce energy dependence and strengthen the country’s economy. Over the past 4 years, about 1.5 billion euros have been invested in renewable energy

Yandex will have its own house in the center of Moscow for $ 145 million

Yandex signed a purchase agreement for $ 145 million of a land plot of 4 hectares on Kosygin Street 15, where the building of the former Orlyonok hotel is located, the company said. The transaction is being implemented for the construction of a new company headquarters.

Banks issued 50 million Mir cards

At the end of the third quarter there were 268 million cards in Russia – thus, the share of national cards in the total issue is 18.6%. The share of “World” in the turnover of payment for goods and services in the III quarter – 14.2%, shared Komlev

“Hole” in the capital of the bank “Agrosoyuz” amounted to 15.3 billion rubles

In early December, the Central Bank announced that the temporary administration for the management of the Bank Agrosoyuz revealed signs of a withdrawal of assets from a credit institution in the amount of more than 7 billion rubles.

North Korea has found a way out to provide itself with gas amid sanctions

The authorities of North Korea have figured out how to reduce their dependence on fuel imports against the background of a strict sanctions regime, according to The Wall Street Journal. The country has accelerated the implementation of the program of coal gasification and production of synthesis gas, launched in 2016.

At the end of next year, the state debt of Belarus will amount to 41.6% of GDP

The state debt of Belarus at the end of 2019 will be 55.1 billion Belarusian rubles, or 41.6% of GDP with a threshold value of 45%, First Deputy Minister of Finance Yuri Seliverstov said today, presenting the draft budget for 2019 in parliament.

Ministry of Economic Development is preparing proposals for stabilizing fuel prices

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation has prepared proposals for the government related to the situation in the fuel market of Russia. This was stated by the head of department, Maxim Oreshkin.

China ¥ 1.5 trillion will reduce the tax burden on business in 2019

In 2018, China more than a half times exceeded the plan for reducing the tax burden on business. If in the March government report the task was set to reduce it to 800 billion yuan ($ 116 billion), now we are talking about 1.3 trillion yuan ($ 188 billion)

BRICS Development Bank expands

The volume of projects approved by the New Development Bank of the BRICS will reach $ 8 billion by the end of 2018. These projects mainly concern the development of clean and renewable energy sources. Recall that the agreement on the creation of the New BRICS Development Bank was signed in July 2014.

Contactless payments on the “World” card will work in 2019

The Mir Pay system can earn in early 2019, head of the National Payment Card System (NSPK), Vladimir Komlev, told reporters. Many banks have joined the system verification in a pilot form. “Four banks have a card already loaded,” noted Vladimir Komlev

TRANSPORT

The government has allocated 12 billion rubles to the regions for the development of roads

Regions allocated about 12 billion rubles for the development and modernization of roads. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, according to the website of the Cabinet. Total funding will receive 27 regions.

Interior Ministry proposed to tighten the rules for passing inspection

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Russia proposes to prohibit the passage of technical inspection for vehicles whose component numbers do not coincide with those indicated in the documents. Similar rules were contained in the previous edition of the rules for technical inspection (MOT), but were not clearly spelled out

The traffic police offered to move billboards from the roadway

The traffic police wants to move billboards away from the roadway, said the head of the traffic police department, Leonid Rebrikov. This will reduce the information load on drivers, he said. Rebrikov added that this measure is aimed at minimizing the consequences of accidents.

Traffic on highways near Barnaul will be limited to three days.

The Altai State Traffic Inspectorate warns residents of the region about temporary restriction of transport. This is due to the movement of military columns, the press service of the department reported.

“Comets” will be launched between Sochi and Novorossiysk

As reported on the website of the Cabinet, state support will allow to open in the summer of 2019 high-speed traffic on the routes Sevastopol-Yalta and Novorossiysk-Sochi, as well as significantly reduce travel time. Ticket price will be 450 rubles per trip

High-speed trains from Moscow to Odintsov run until the end of the week

Over the next year, he added, the section of high-speed traffic will last until Lobnya. Also in 2019, the Nakhabino-Podolsk high-speed branch will be launched. Recall that the Moscow central diameters will become a new type of transport, combining the metro and suburban trains.

I consider this work very important. It will significantly reduce travel time for many residents of the Moscow region. – Andrey Vorobyov, Russian politician

Sovkomflot attracted loans of $ 264 million from a consortium of banks

Sovcomflot Group (100% owned by the state) entered into an agreement with a consortium of five banks to extend a revolving credit line for $ 264 million for up to six years. This was said in a statement.

A year later, Bryansk and the Crimea will be connected by a direct train.

The direct train will depart from Bryansk to the Crimean peninsula after December 9, 2019. The train Smolensk-Bryansk-Simferopol will go through Bryansk. It is reported by TASS with reference to the general director of the FSUE “Crimean Railway” Alexei Gladilin.

Regular flights from Pulkov to Irkutsk will be launched in May 2019

In the spring, S7 Airlines is planning to open direct regular flights from St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport to Irkutsk.

Until New Year, trucks are recommended to drive in Krasnodar at night

In Krasnodar, truck drivers were recommended to bring cargo to their destinations only at night until the end of December. On New Year’s Eve, traffic intensity and road traffic increased in the regional center, especially in the directions of shopping centers, warehouses and wholesale and retail companies.

For Yekaterinburg developed a new transport concept

For the Ural capital, a new project for the organization of traffic has been developed. Soon it will be submitted to the city administration for consideration, the head of the UGIBDD for the Sverdlovsk region, Alexey Kislyakov, said during a press conference.

According to the head of the Sverdlovsk traffic police, the organization of traffic in Yekaterinburg does not meet safety requirements.

Smolny asked the government for 90 billion rubles for road projects

Smolny asked for federal assistance in the implementation of transport projects. Within five years, the government of St. Petersburg expects to receive almost 90 billion rubles. A large part of the amount is planned to be spent on the construction of the Eastern High-Speed Diameter and the connection of the Lakhta Center to the Primorsky Highway.

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGIES

Physicists have created an invulnerable optical nanostructure

According to the journal Nature Nanotechnology, an international team of physicists has created a nanostructure that has topologically protected edge states. With its help, amplifications of nonlinear optical effects were demonstrated.

Stalagmites found in China will make dating more accurate.

The cave with stalagmites discovered in China allowed scientists to “calibrate” the radiocarbon dating method commonly used in archeology. The special material, which appeared in the publication Science, is devoted to the find.

The first pterosaurs were feathered and red

Scientists from the University of Exeter (Great Britain) decided to study the body covers of pterosaurs in order to correct the situation with little investigation of what grew on ancient flying reptiles.

Proposed a new theory of the formation of the surface of the moon

Harvard scientists have put forward a new theory of the formation of the lunar surface. By analyzing the isotopic composition of lunar rocks, scientists found that basalts on the moon were formed as a result of the crystallization of the magmatic ocean.

Build Stonehenge helped cow

The famous ancient sanctuary of Stonehenge could be built using cows. This is the conclusion made by archaeologists from University College London, reports the Daily Mail. Experts studied the hooves of cows, the remains of which were found near the monument. Traces of “wear” were found on them, which indicates that the animals were dragging heavy loads over long distances.

“This discovery forces us to revise the current interpretation of the use of animals in prehistoric Europe,” said project leader Dr. Jane Gaastra.

Developed the first edible vaccine for bees

Scientists managed to create a vaccine against the American rotten. This disease is able to destroy entire colonies of bees, and leave their pores for more than 50 years. The vaccine includes this protein, interacting with the walls of the bacteria, it stimulates the immune system.

Found human protein that inhibits Ebola virus replication

The Ebola virus has caused severe, often deadly epidemics over the past four decades. Like other viruses, it invades host cells and uses them to replicate, usurping cellular processes to produce viral proteins, which eventually become copies of it.

Scientists have refuted the theory of interstellar travel through wormholes

An associate of RUDN, Roman Konoply and colleagues from Brazil, after conducting the research, refuted the theory of interstellar travel through wormholes. The results of the works published in Phys.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated with Hyperactive Immune System

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (UK) conducted an experiment involving people infected with hepatitis C. They showed a link between the overactive immune response and the onset of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The work was published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Ocean Cleanup Ocean Cleanup Experiment Failed

According to him, the idea of the experiment The Ocean Cleanup, launched in the fall of 2018, is to clean the ocean from floating plastic using a huge U-shaped structure. A six-meter pipe with an underwater part should effectively collect the garbage covering the World Ocean but in practice something went wrong.

The sensor in the stomach will give a signal of satiety and will help not to grow fat

American and Chinese engineers have developed a small sensor that is attached to the wall of the stomach and responds to peristalsis (contraction of the walls), sending a signal through the vagus nerve to the brain.

Sugar blocks the key protein in the microorbit of the human body

According to a new study by Yale University, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sugar can block the key protein required for colonization of intestinal bacteria.

Scientists propose to create an international consortium to save the ashes

Experts in the field of research and protection of forests from Russia, Germany, Denmark and the United States have proposed the creation of an international consortium to save the ash trees. Ashen forests all over the world suffer from two pests of Asian origin – ash emerald narrow-leaved goldfish and phytopathogenic fungus halar.

China will create a more powerful analogue of the American Z-machine

Chinese physicists decided to build a Z-machine that can simulate conditions at the epicenter of a nuclear explosion. The first such unit was assembled in the USA and had a power of 4 MJ, but Chinese scientists are going to create a device 15 times more powerful

Scientists have figured out how to combine quantum physics with classical

Skoltech researchers, a graduate student Grigory Starkov and Professor Boris Fayn, managed to overcome the difficulties and propose a hybrid computational method that combines quantum modeling with the classical one.

“The idea of the method,” explains Grigory Starkov, “is to compensate for the influence of the averaging effect of quantum superpositions on the classical environment, without disturbing the most important dynamic correlations.”

The method has been successfully applied to problems of nuclear magnetic resonance. The research results are published in the journal Physical Review B.

For airlines will create a warning system for zones of turbulence

According to the IATA report, the system, called Turbulence Aware, is created with the support of 12 airlines, which will begin to test it. Turbulence is called uneven air flows in the atmosphere of the Earth.

Memory fixes the connection between two unrelated events.

Psychologists from the University of Michigan conducted two experiments with large samples, which showed that events are stored in people’s memory in a temporary order, even if they are not related to each other. The results are published in the journal Psychological Science.

Animal species at the extreme end of the food chain evolve faster.

According to a new study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, reef fish species in the extreme parts of the food chain – exclusively herbivores or exclusively predators – evolve much faster than those that are in the middle of the food chain and have a more diverse diet.

SPACE

The latest launches of rockets “Rokot” will be held in 2019

Two final launches of Rokot carrier rockets with toxic fuel and a Ukrainian control system will be held next year. About it reports RIA Novosti with reference to a source in the rocket and space industry. The missiles are equipped with Briz-KM booster blocks. Start will take place at the Plesetsk cosmodrome

Discovered the most distant dwarf planet of the solar system

As part of a project to search for a hypothetical ninth planet, astronomers stumbled upon an object that turned out to be the most distant from Earth known in the solar system. He lives at a distance of about 120 astronomical units from the Sun, and one year on it lasts at least 1000 Earth years.

China successfully sends to the moon the fourth apparatus

In early December, asteroid Bennu arrived at NASA OSIRIS-REx for samples of the rock. The following year, the Chinese unit Chang’e-5 with a drilling rig will fly to the Moon. One of the goals of such expeditions is mineral exploration, since without space resources mankind cannot master the solar system.

The shoe of the first man on the moon was sold at auction

The boot from the spacesuit A7L, which was tried on by astronaut Neil Armstrong – the first person to set foot on the Moon, was sold to an unknown buyer for $ 49,000. According to the Daily Mail, the spacesuit in general and space shoes in particular were not used to fly to the Moon, but were used only at the training of members of the Apollo 11 mission.

Saturn will completely absorb its rings in 100 million years

After conducting research, NASA scientists suggested that after about 100 million years Saturn would completely absorb its rings and get rid of the main feature. This system of the planet is in the middle of life.

NASA will launch a nuclear drill to search for life in Europe

The new, daring NASA project aims to prove that we are not alone, even within the solar system. Europe may be the most likely place to have life forms. Under its surface is a salty ocean, heated by the game of gravity on the metal core of the moon.

The second “Big Bang” will destroy the universe

The American astrophysicist theorist Ethan Siegel declared that the Universe would be destroyed by the second Big Bang, that is, the so-called “Big Bang”, on which scientists blame the universe. True, this should happen no earlier than 22 billion years, the expert calculated.

“Hubble” received the first picture after the October accident

The Hubble Orbital Observatory received and transmitted to Earth the first high-quality images since October of this year, when one of its gyros broke. They were published on the website of the space telescope.

Astronomers have discovered the furthest object in the solar system

American astronomers were able to detect the most distant object in the solar system. Information shared edition of Phys. Scientists gave the name to the object Farout, which is far from English.

Israel has completed preparations for the flight to the moon

“The spacecraft is fully completed, tested and ready to go to Cape Canaveral in a few weeks,” said the head of the Space IL project, Ido Antebi. The device, called “Bereshit”, will fall to the surface of the Moon not far from the landing sites of Apollo 15 and Apollo 17. Preparations for sending to the moon – in the video “b”.

“ExoMars 2020” will look for traces of life on the Red Planet

A group of Russian and European scientists is preparing for the ExoMars 2020 project. The mission will have a difficult task after landing the Pascal probe on Mars, namely the search for traces of life on the Red Planet

The probe for the search for life on the satellite of Jupiter was developed by scientists

The sub-ocean of the satellite of Jupiter, Europe, may contain microbial life, scientists believe. The main problem facing researchers at present is the thickness of Europe’s ice, which ranges from two to 30 km and does not allow to explore the surface of the water unhindered.

The New Horizons probe will reach the Kuiper belt on the first day of 2019.

After the calculations, scientists said that the launched New Horizons probe could reach the Kuiper belt on the very first day of the new 2019. The device will transmit data from the asteroid Ultima Thule, located 4 billion kilometers from the inhabited planet

Space community Galaktika outlined plans to build a city in orbit

The work of the international space community has found a response among investors. The Galaktika Foundation has already managed to attract over $ 1.2 million in investments to the construction project.

GADGETS and INTERNET

Roskomnadzor spend 20 billion rubles to fight Telegram

This is about technology DPI (from the English deep packet inspection – “deep packet analysis”). The software and hardware complex installed by the provider analyzes all the traffic going through and highlights the features specific to specific sites or applications.

Detected a virus discharging smartphones on Android

A malicious program that provokes a rapid discharge of the battery on devices with Android, was discovered by cybersecurity experts, writes Mirror. The program, called Andr / Clickr-AD, was found on Google Play services.

Ford has developed a soundproof dog booth

Ford has developed a high-tech kennel for dogs that can protect the hearing of pets from loud salute sounds. The basis of the new engineers took the technology that is already used in the Ford Edge SUV for noise reduction.

Sony has released in Russia a more powerful version of the smartphone Xperia XZ3

The Japanese company Sony has released in Russia a more powerful version of the flagship smartphone Xperia XZ3. After the release of the updated gadget, the standard model has fallen in price by ten thousand rubles

Twitter has eliminated a user’s country of vulnerability

Twitter microblogging network announced the elimination of the vulnerability, which allowed to calculate the user’s country by phone code, which is used when entering the account. The problem was discovered on November 15 and was eliminated the next day, the company said in a statement.

Samsung has learned to reproduce holograms as in the “Star Wars”

Scientists for quite a long period of time working on the realization of the dream of a real three-dimensional hologram, when three-dimensional images and video appear in the air and can be seen from any angle, just like you see objects in real life.

LG’s roll-up TV will become a reality in 2019

The company LG Display showed a prototype of a roll-up TV even at the January exhibition CES 2018. Now it became known that such a TV will be available in stores next year. This was reported by the Bloomberg publication, citing its own informed source.

Introduced smartphone Huawei Nova 4

The management of the manufacturer Huawei showed the public a mobile device Nova 4, which boasts the smallest camera at the moment. The developers dubbed the device “flagship for young people.” The “heart” of Huawei Nova 4 is the Kirin 970 chip.

IOS 12.1.2 firmware fixes a bug with eSIM activation on new iPhones

The eSIM functionality was activated on new smartphones with the release of iOS 12.1 update, but not in all cases the built-in SIM card works smoothly and without errors.

Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is designed for wearable gadgets and the Internet of things

Qualcomm Technologies has announced a Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem designed specifically for various wearable devices (smart watches, activity trackers) and the Internet of Things.

Updated HBM memory standard

The JEDEC JESD235B HBM standard enforces the use of a wide I / O bus and interchip connections (TSV) to support volumes up to 24 GB per device and speeds up to 307 GB / s. The 1024-bit wide bus is divided into eight independent channels in each DRAM stack.

Double toothbrush introduced

The project of a double toothbrush, which will clean its teeth on its own from both sides at once, and save a lot of time for users, appeared recently on the Indiegogo website. This platform places the most promising ideas from around the world.

New update for Fitbit Ionic and Versa

The Fitbit OS 3.0 update for the Fitbit Ionic and Versa smart watches has been released, which provides more fitness information and more powerful exercise apps.

Moto G7 Play EEC certified

Moto G7 Play will be more affordable and less powerful. Moto G7 Play with the model number Moto XT1952-1 will have an Android Pie. It is already known that the smartphone will have a USB-C port, an audio jack and a microSD slot.

Google found a bug in the application for Logitech controllers

In the Options application, Google Project Zero experts found a dangerous bug that helps customize the functionality of the keys, as well as customize mice and touchpad Logitech. In the fall of this year, experts noticed that the application was launching a WebSocket server on the user’s machine.

Google Assistant has learned to predict the change of departure time

The management of the American company Google announced another innovation, which was endowed with Google Assistant. Now the service is able to predict the possible change in the departure time of the flight. To get the necessary information, in the application you just need to ask the appropriate question.

In Windows 10, the title in the system settings will change

Microsoft is in beta testing a new heading in the Parameters section of Windows 10. This feature has appeared in the new 19H1 insider build number 18298. The new header shows the account, phone, update center, and Microsoft Rewards label.

Facebook leaked photos of 7 million users

Total error could affect almost 7 million users. Earlier, the MG wrote that One of the major data breaches of users of companies was the leak of Facebook users data in March of this year. Then the data of 50 million people registered on the social network got into open access.

Bethesda convicted of breach of confidentiality agreement

Reddit users threatened to fine Bethesda with a fine of 20 billion euros, or 4% annual profit. Players fear that their personal information will be transferred to third-party sites for mercenary use.

The administration of Signal refused to cooperate with the special services of Australia

The administration of the Signal messenger will not be able to comply with the requirements of the Australian law on providing access to encrypted data law enforcement services, said the representative of the messenger developers on the Signal blog

In 2019, about 25 cellular operators will launch 5G networks

According to Deloitte, currently 72 operators worldwide are testing 5G networks. In 2019 more than a million 5G smartphones will be sold, by 2020 this figure will increase to 15-20 million.

I bought a new SIM card and got access to the correspondence in the Telegram of another person.

In Perm, one of the users of the Telegram messenger discovered an unusual vulnerability of private correspondence. This can happen when changing the owner of a SIM card. Having bought a new SIM card from Beeline, Permyak decided to install Telegram messenger.

Blockstream company added lightning-payment function to satellite service

To use the Blockstream Satellite service, a user needs a small satellite dish, receiver and computer. You can use the open source GNU Radio software toolkit to manage the connection.

Yeston introduced the lilac video card Radeon RX 590 Game Ace

The Chinese component manufacturer Yeston presented a rather interesting version of the Radeon RX 590 video card, called the Radeon RX 590 Game Ace. The novelty is primarily highlighted by the coloring of the cooling system housing, combining black and lilac colors

Tablet Honor Waterplay 8 comes in versions with an LTE modem

The Chinese manufacturer of equipment Honor announced the acceptance of pre-orders for a new modification of the tablet Honor Waterplay 8, equipped with an LTE-modem. The device has 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes of permanent memory.

Experimental 5G network appeared in Belarus

In Minsk, thanks to the efforts of the beCloud operator and Ericsson Nikola Tesla from Croatia, the first experimental zone 5G appeared. It includes three base stations in the 3.5 GHz band. Through the test zones, beCloud will test the areas that are promising for 5G networks.

Google introduced AdMob update

Google has updated the AdMob advertising platform for the monetization of mobile applications. All innovations will help developers to place ads faster and increase earnings in applications.

Kroger starts using unmanned vehicles for order delivery.

The US supermarket chain Kroger reported that it had begun using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. The network partner was the young company Nuro.

Auto News

Volkswagen is preparing to exit an affordable electric car

The manufacturer specifies that the most accessible version will be with a limited range of power, which will be 330 km. The maximum speed limit at 160 km / h, so as not to overload the battery.

Pickup GMC Sierra AT4 received a number of important changes

The basic modification of the Sierra AT4 is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 DFM engine (360 hp, 518 Nm) with an improved engine shut-off system Dynamic Fuel Management. As an option on the AT4 version, a more productive 6.2-liter V8 unit can be ordered – its return is 426 hp. and 624 Nm of torque. And in the current Sierra AT4 Off-Road Performance Package, the same atmospheric 6.2-liter powerplant will also be boosted to 441 hp. and 636 Nm.

In addition, engineers equipped the car with an intake and Performance exhaust system, 18-inch alloy wheels with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. As with the original off-road version of the Sierra AT4, the engine with the Performance Package works in conjunction with a 10-band “automatic” and all-wheel drive, a two-stage razdatka and locking rear differential.

Flying motorcycle Lazareth LMV is preparing for the premiere

The French company Louis Lazareta has developed a vehicle, a hybrid of a motorcycle and a sports car called the Lazareth Wazuma

Updated Honda Pilot will arrive in Russia next spring

It is expected that sales in Russia will begin next spring, but there is no information on what changes the updated crossover will receive. According to official data, over the past month, the Japanese company managed to sell 501 cars, and for the whole year 4543 Honda cars were sold.

Lincoln Continental received suicidal doors

The company Lincoln presented the anniversary special version of the Continental sedan with an extended wheelbase and rear “suicidal” doors opening against the direction of movement. The total circulation of the new Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition for 2019 will be 80 copies.

Chinese clone Ford Territory will cost more than a million rubles

On the whole, the new Ford Territory is a converted version of the SUV. The cost of the most affordable car will be set at 120 thousand yuan (more than 1.1 million rubles), 170 thousand yuan (more than 1.6 million rubles) will have to be paid for the maximum configuration.

Ken Block has released the anniversary “Dzhimkhanu” with five drift-cars

The famous American showman Ken Block, with the support of The Hoonigans, released the anniversary, tenth episode of “Dzhimhany.” This time Ken didn’t limit himself to just one car. In episode 10, he has at his disposal five super-powered drift cars based on Ford models.

Hybrid Toyota TJ Cruiser can be serial

In foreign media, there was information about a hybrid SUV Toyota TJ Cruiser, which can stand on the conveyor, despite its brutal appearance, something similar to the uazovskaya “loaf”.

Buick is preparing for the premiere of a new crossover

The car will receive a three-row layout of the cabin, and judging by the concept presented earlier, the crossover will receive a sporty exterior design, made in the coupe. In the US patent office only recently a new name, Inspire, was registered.

Hyundai Styx crossover for 650,000 rubles went to the final tests

The pre-production models of Styx, which are about to start the final testing, were in the picture. At Hyundai, a new car will take up space one step below Creta. Styx made on the same base with Solaris.

Record project Bloodhound found a new owner

Detailed plans for the further development of the Bloodhound SSC will be announced in January 2019, but it is already known that the development of the machine will continue. In general, the Bloodhound SSC intend to accelerate to 1,609 km / h, but previously it was planned to do so only in 2021.

Porsche will use electric trucks for the release of Taycan

The leaders of the well-known car company Porsche announced the use of electric trucks for the production of Taycan cars. Electric trucks MAN and TGM will be used throughout the creation of the first electric vehicle of the company.

Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2020 will be presented in Chicago

The Volkswagen Jetta 2019 audience is cold, but the model can get a second wind, thanks to the release of the Jetta GLI. Autoblog reports that a performance-oriented model will debut at a Chicago auto show on February 7th.

Updated Chevrolet Niva: production starts in January

In January 2019, the joint venture GM-AvtoVAZ will begin production of the new-style Chevrolet Niva SUV. This is the press service of the company.

Now all car components without exception will be equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS), driver’s airbag and ERA-GLONASS system. Recommended retail prices for 2019 Chevrolet Niva will be announced shortly.

CINEMA

The cast of the Dark Crystal prequel

Netflix unveiled the star cast of the 10-episode serial of Dark Crystal: Epoch of Resistance, a prequel 1982 adventure picture.

The main Helfling heroes will be voiced by Theron Edgerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel.

Helen Bonem Carter, Toby Jones, Eddie Izzard, Natalie Dormer, Harris Dickinson, Mark Strong, Alicia Wikander, Theo James, Gugu Embata-Ro, Katrina Balfe and Shazad Latif will give their voices to other gelfling characters.

Skexis lizardmen and mystics voiced by Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Kee, Jason Isaacs, Mark Hamill, Harvey Firestin, Ralph Ayneson and Olafur Darry Olafsson.

Louis Leterrier (“The Illusion of Deception”) occupies the director’s chair of the series and the post of executive producer of the project.

The director of the movie “Fast and Furious” concluded a multi-year agreement with Apple

It is worth noting that the producer has a similar agreement with Sony. Recall Justin Lin is known to viewers for his work on the films of the Fast and the Furious franchise. In 2016, he shot the picture “Star Trek: Infinity”.

Directed by “Joker” announced the end of shooting pictures

The director of the new DC movie “Joker” Todd Phillips announced that the shooting of the film is finished. He posted the corresponding publication on December 18 on the Instagram social network. Phillips posted on the network photograph in which he was captured in the editing room.

There was a trailer for “Plant” from the director Yuri Bykov

The web has the first full-fledged trailer for the social thriller “Plant” of the new directorial work of Yuri Bykov, director of the films “The Fool” and “Major”.

Jeff Bridges will receive an honorary Golden Globe 2019

In total, the actor claimed the five awards of the Hollywood Association received one Golden Globe in the main role in the drama “Crazy Heart”.

On the “Nureyevsky Seasons” in Paris, they showed a film of the Ufa director

The artistic picture “The Visit”, shot by Bulat Yusupov, was included in the program of the international festival dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the famous dancer. After the French capital, the picture will be seen in New York, London and Madrid.

The first national fantasy “Insight” was filmed in Buryatia

The creators came up with fantastic images, borrowed from mythology. The difficulty for the writers was that there is no reliable information about the life of the Lama. The creators came up with fantastic images, borrowed from mythology. The trailer is promising and even eerie: the main character is surrounded by demons and spirits, he fights with them, passing a series of difficult tests.

Children’s Film Festival will be held in Yoshkar-Ola

On December 19, the Golden Frame film festival for children’s films will be held at the Republican Museum of History and Archeology. Participants (children from 7 to 18 years) of the festival will show works in genres: a feature film, a documentary film, a video clip, an animated film and social advertising.

Duane Johnson introduced a new heroine from the spin-off of the “Fast and the Furious”

Duane Johnson shared a fresh shot from the action movie scene of Hobbs and Show, introducing the public a new heroine: the mysterious Madame M performed by Aiza Gonzalez, who, according to Scala, “kicked ass Jason State”. The details of the blockbuster plot are still kept secret.

The first teaser of the animated series Warhammer 40,000

The creators of the fan-animated web-series Helsreach and the short film Guardsman participate in the development. Angels of Death will be released on the Warhammer TV YouTube channel in 2019. Warhammer 40,000 – a science-fiction board game created in 1987 by Rick Priestley and Andy Chambers

Gorchilina’s “acid” entered the program of the Berlin Film Festival

The film “Acid” by Alexander Gorchilin entered the program of the 69th Berlin Film Festival. Information about this appeared on the festival website. Painting Gorchilina entered the section “Panorama”, which is considered the second most important competitive festival program.

The series “Elementary” will close after the seventh season

The series “Elementary” starring Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu will end after the end of the seventh season, writes Deadline.

CULTURE

Hockney’s double portrait was priced at $ 38 million at Christie’s

Christie’s in London, March 6, will be a double portrait by the British artist David Hockney. According to the auction house, the painting “Henry Geldtsaler and Christopher Scott”, written in 1969, is estimated at more than $ 38 million.

Museum of Happiness in the Smolensk Kremlin

In Smolensk, the opening of the Museum of Happiness Smolensk Decorations. The exhibition will be divided into three tiers, each of which symbolizes the traditional culture and history of the Smolensk land. The Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky allocated 1 million rubles for the development of this project.

Competition for high fashion national costume held in Moscow

The Eurasian competition of high fashion national costume “Ethno-Erato 2018” was held in Moscow. Artists from more than 50 regions of Russia and even from abroad gathered in the capital.

“Contemporary” returns to the historic building

The theater returns home to the historic building on Chistye Prudy. The reunion will be a double holiday – the troupe will return to the home stage on the birthday of artistic director Galina Volchek. The last three years in this building was being reconstructed.

660 municipal libraries will be built until 2025 in Russia

In the framework of the project “Culture” over 4 billion rubles are allocated for this. The Ministry of Culture posted such information on its official Twitter page. In addition to the construction of new libraries, the existing ones will be improved. In them will appear the Internet and new funds of literature.

Presented literary prize “Theatrical Romance”

Actress Alla Demidova, art directors of the Theater of Satire and Youth Theater Alexander Shirvindt and Alexey Borodin, as well as set designer Sergey Barkhin received the literary awards “Theatrical Romance” on December 17. The award ceremony took place in the Bakhrushin Metropolitan Theater Museum.

Park “Russia – my story” will again open at ENEA

On this December 18 site notified the mayor and the government of Moscow. Guests can familiarize themselves with the new exhibition “Historical Instagram”, as well as with the multimedia tree of the Romanovs, which will feature animated portraits of members of the dynasty. Visitors are waiting for interactive exhibitions and unexpected quests.

Repin’s painting damaged by vandal will be restored in 2019

In the Tretyakov Gallery, they told when the restoration of the painting by Ilya Repin “Ivan the Terrible and His Son”, which had suffered at the hands of a vandal, would begin. The chief curator of museum items, Tatyana Gorodkova, said that the restoration work of the canvas would start no earlier than May of next year.

The picture Petrov-Vodkin found a portrait of Pushkin

The portrait of the great poet was considered destroyed. The staff of the Russian Museum found in the picture of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin a portrait of Alexander Pushkin. A sketch that the artist did not like was considered destroyed.

Lost album of engravings during the war returned to Tsarskoye Selo

An album of prints by Italian painter Francesco Bartolozzi from the collection of the imperial library of the Alexander Palace bought the Tsarskoye Selo museum-reserve in Spain from a private person.

In Russia, will open the High School of Music and Theater Arts

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation plans to open a new large university in Russia – the Higher School of Music and Theater Arts with branches in Vladivostok, Kemerovo, Kaliningrad and Sevastopol. This was officially announced by the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky

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