16 Oct, 2018

United Nations – useless nobody

Kiev’s hopes that the UN peacekeepers will help resolve the conflict in the Donbas are absolutely unjustified. About this in an interview with the channel Ukrlife.TV said the commander of the United States Navy Harry Tabah.

“UN is in English UN, United Nations. We translate it as useless nobody, “useless nobody.” And Trump says that they are “useless nobody.” Of course, you are in Ukraine – you can expect peacekeepers to save you, that they will help, that they will resolve some issue … Can you name me at least one war that the UN prevented, or some solution? ”He said.

The expert recalled that during the mission in Yugoslavia, the “blue helmets” did not achieve any results and the whole peacekeeping mission failed as a whole. According to Tabakh, the UN peacekeepers are not that bad at war, they generally cannot fight by definition.

“They have no command structure, no oath, nothing. The UN has never prevented anything and never stopped anything, so their actions are absolutely useless. I was in Abkhazia chief of intelligence. The Russians have come, the UN has curtailed and gone. What did they do there, what was the point? The same thing – there are UN troops between Israel and Lebanon, they stand there on the Golan Heights. When the shelling starts, the UNOs fold and run away to the Israeli side and then from the Israeli side they criticize Israel at the UN – that it’s wrong … This is the very essence of the UN – a huge bureaucratic and corrupt scheme for downloading money, ”the former naval commander said.

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A fraudster from the presidential administration of Russia

The incumbent colonel of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Mikhail Gorbatov, was charged with particularly large-scale fraud. About this newspaper Kommersant.

Half a year ago, the officer headed the control and inspection department of the presidential administration to ensure the constitutional rights of citizens. At work, the officer oversaw the execution of presidential decrees relating to pardon and the granting of political asylum, and in his spare time, as the investigation believes, he helped his accomplices to “nightmare” merchants.

ROC parishioners will not be able to pray in temples on Mount Athos

Parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Church will not be able to pray and receive communion in the temples on Mount Athos in Greece due to the break in communication between the Moscow and Constantinople patriarchs. This was reported by the press secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, the priest Alexander Volkov, reports TASS.

Athos is the canonical territory of the Patriarchate of Constantinople with all the ensuing consequences. – Alexander Volkov, priest

In China, the former head of a large state-owned company expelled from the party for corruption

“According to the results of the investigation, the Standing Committee of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection decided to remove Lai Xiaomin from the party, the State Supervision Committee decided to remove Lai Xiaomin from a public post, all his assets acquired illegally will be confiscated,” the statement said .

Book publishers complained about Yandex to Roskomnadzor

Book publishers have decided to fight the availability of pirated content in the largest Russian search engine for links to pirated content. Representing the interests of the book industry, the Association for the Protection of Copyright on the Internet (AZAPI), on October 12, filed a complaint against Yandex to Roskomnadzor.

In the Irkutsk region, put a monument to the pilot who died in Syria

The memory of the attacker Roman Filipov, shot down by the militants in Syria, was immortalized in the city of Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk Region. The initiative to put a monument to him belonged to the students of the Cheremkhovo College of Mining. M. Schadova, reported in the press service of the city administration.

Israel held a beauty contest among Holocaust survivors

A beauty contest among women who survived the Holocaust was held in the Israeli city of Haifa, newsru.co.il reported on October 15. 12 participants competed in the final, the youngest of whom turned 74 years old this year. The winner was a 93-year-old native of Poland, Tova Ringer, who lost her parents, four sisters and a grandmother in the Auschwitz (Auschwitz) death camp.

Taxi drivers may be required to take courses in psychology and geography of Moscow

Andrei Shibaev, deputy chairman of the Moscow City Duma Commission on Security, suggested that the taxi drivers be required to take courses in psychology and geography of Moscow when hiring. He added that it would also be nice to teach them the specifics of driving a car in Moscow.

Putin ordered to equip FSAZ autobugs with special signals

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to equip avtozaki of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) with a special light and sound signal for convoy convoy. The corresponding decree was published on Monday on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Alexey Navalny will face new charges in a criminal case

Alexey Navalny, a day after his release from administrative arrest, said that he was going to be charged in a criminal libel case, which was opened in 2016. The politician said in his blog that he was called in for questioning.

“This morning, my lawyer was called by the investigator of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, saying that today I must report to him and I will be charged in yet another criminal case,” he said.

He noted that we are talking about a case initiated in 2016 at the request of a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Pavel Karpov under the fifth part of Article 128.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Slander connected with the accusation of a person for committing a grave or especially grave crime”)

According to the opposition, the arrest under this article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation is not provided for, “only huge fines”.

Imprison the online sale of counterfeit drugss

A group of parliamentarians headed by Vice-Speaker Irina Yarovoy introduced a bill to the State Duma providing for a sentence of up to 12 years in prison for selling counterfeit drugs on the Internet.

The project “Snob” was replaced by the chief editor

Former editor-in-chief Stanislav Kucher leaves the project due to “differences in the assessment of the concept and prospects for the development of the project” with the owner of the publication Marina Gevorkyan. The editor-in-chief of the journal is Sergey Nikolaevich. Chudinova worked in “Snob” almost from the day of its foundation in October 2008.

Putin has awarded officials beaten by Kokorin and Mamayev

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the head of the automotive and railway engineering department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Pak and the Director General of FSUE NAMI Sergey Gaysin

According to information from the decree of the head of state, the president awarded Pak and Gaisin a medal of the Order for Services to the Fatherland, II degree and the Order of Alexander Nevsky. They were awarded for their contribution to the implementation of the project “Single modular platform”, which contributed to the implementation of the project “Cortege”.

The number of applications for the contest “Leaders of Russia” for five days exceeded 50 thousand

The number of applications for participation in the contest of leaders “Leaders of Russia” exceeded 50 thousand in five days. The press service of the autonomous non-profit organization (ANO) “Russia is a country of opportunities”, which is the organizer of the competition, said this on TASS Monday.

Company YouDrive launched a special car sharing for the center of Moscow

From October 15, the company YouDrive launches the project YouDrive City, which will help solve the problem of car sharing in the city center. YouDrive Сity fleet includes 100 smart fortwo cars, which can only be completed within the Garden Ring. The tariff in the “Use” mode is 10 rubles. per minute, and in the “Parking” and “Transfer” – 2.5 rubles per minute, – said in a statement.

Teresa May presented a strategy to combat loneliness

According to her, this will be the first ever practice of uniting all public, private, health care and public enterprises for the common goal of eradicating loneliness.

In production, bosses will also be required to monitor the condition of their employees and, if necessary, refer them to a specialist, and people who go to a doctor with a similar problem will also be sent to a social worker who will have to rehabilitate them.

Pre-pensioners will retrain for three months and 33 thousand rubles

The government is finalizing a program of vocational training and additional education for citizens of pre-retirement age until 2024. It is assumed that annually such retraining will take place at least 75 thousand Russians.

Punishment for involving children in rallies

For the involvement of minors in unauthorized rallies and marches in the State Duma offered to fine organizers in the amount of 30 thousand to 500 thousand rubles

“This bill in no way casts doubt on the right of people to protest. It aims to ensure that “political pedophiles” do not do their dirty work, ”said Deputy Yevgeny Revenko.

Different quality of identical products in Poland and Germany

The Polish anti-monopoly department revealed a difference in the quality of foodstuffs intended for sale in stores in Poland and Germany, a representative of the Competition and Consumer Protection Department told UIAK told RIA Novosti.

“Together with the trade inspectorate, the same foodstuffs that are sold in stores in Poland, Germany and some other Western European countries were checked. It turned out that the products in Polish stores often have a lower quality than in Western ones,” the source said. agencies.

Cleaning the territory is the responsibility of every land owner.

Garbage collection and grass mowing should be done by the right holder (owner, land user, land owner, land tenant) within the boundaries of the relevant land plot, determined on the basis of the cadastral or land-surveying plan.

Violation of this requirement of the Rules of Fire Prevention entails administrative liability in the form of a fine: in relation to citizens from 2,000 to 3,000 rubles, officials – from 6,000 to 15,000 rubles. The penalty for persons engaged in entrepreneurial activities without forming a legal entity can range from 20,000 to 30,000 rubles, and for legal entities from 150,000 to 200,000 rubles.

If the offender is brought to administrative responsibility during the period of the special fire regime, the penalties increase significantly.


The government has classified a plan to de-dollarize the economy

The government’s plan to de-dollarize the Russian economy is under the heading “For Official Use,” said Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev. “All measures that could be voiced were voiced,” the news agency quoted Moiseyev as saying.

Almost 90 billion rubles are planned to be spent on approaches to the Crimean Bridge

The reconstruction will reduce the travel time from Krasnodar to the Crimean Bridge by almost 1.5 times – up to 1 hour and 50 minutes. Recall the construction of a bridge with a length of 19 km and a cost of almost 228 billion rubles. started in February 2016.

Ministry of Defense decided to sell a plot of land near the Kremlin

The Russian Defense Ministry intends to sell a plot of 1.36 hectares located near the Kremlin, writes Kommersant. It is noted that we are talking about the land, which is located on Sadovnicheskaya street on the island Baltschug. The ministry wants to get for it 1.25 billion rubles.

Central Bank introduced a moratorium on the satisfaction of the claims of the IBSP lenders

From October 15, the Central Bank imposed a moratorium on meeting the claims of creditors of the International Bank of St. Petersburg (IBSP) for a period of three months. This is stated in the message on the website of the regulator.

“In connection with the unstable financial situation of the International Bank of St. Petersburg and the threat to the interests of its creditors and depositors, the Bank of Russia … imposed the functions of the provisional administration for the management of the Bank IBSP for a period of six months from October 15, 2018” , The regulator reported on October 15 on its official website.

Russian airlines have increased passenger transportation by 10.4% in September

“According to operational data, in September 2018, Russian airlines carried 11.8 million passengers, an increase of 10.4% compared to the same period last year. Passenger traffic increased to 28.7 billion passenger-kilometers, an increase of 10.6%”, – Rosaviatsia notes.

The government has reduced the size of the loan for small and medium businesses

The Russian government has reduced from 1 billion rubles. up to 400 million rubles. The maximum size of a loan for investment purposes that a small and medium-sized business entity (SME) can receive at a preferential rate of 6.5%. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Central Bank suspended the licenses of Accept Insurance Company

The licenses for the implementation of voluntary medical insurance and property insurance have been suspended at the Samara company Accept. This is reported in the materials of the Central Bank.

Sears chain stores start bankruptcy

Over time, the range has expanded, in 1925, the first Sears store was opened in Chicago. Holding Sears Holdings Corp. was formed after the purchase of the Kmart network in 2005.

Rosgosstrakh buys ERGO Life

Rosgosstrakh and the German insurer ERGO Group AG have signed an agreement on the acquisition by the Russian insurer of ERGO Life. According to a press release from Rosgostrakh, the company will become the owner of ERGO Life after the completion of all procedures stipulated by law.

Russia may refuse to place Eurobonds in 2019

The Ministry of Finance of Russia is considering the possibility of refusing to enter the foreign market of loans in 2019. This was announced at a meeting of representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Bali, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said

Defense enterprises have proposed exemption from dividend payments

The Ministry of Economic Development proposed to exempt from the payment of dividends defense industry enterprises. This writes RBC with reference to two sources. It is expected that this step will allow to direct the profits of enterprises to implement investment projects.

Kazakhstan will increase gas exports to China to 10 billion cubic meters per year

KazTransGas JSC and PetroChina International Company Limited have signed a contract to increase the export of Kazakh gas to China to 10 billion cubic meters per year from 2019.

Equinor began mining at Oseberg Vestflanken 2 in the North Sea

Equinor (formerly Statoil) announced the start of production under the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 project in the North Sea using the first automatic platform for the Norwegian continental shelf – Oseberg H.

Ziyavudin Magomedov decided to sell his stake in Transcontainer

FESCO, a third of which belongs to Ziyavudin Magomedov, is “in the final, final part” of the negotiations on the sale of 25.07% of the rail container operator Transcontainer. RBC has been informed about this by the chairman of the board of directors of FESCO Leila Mammedzade.

The offices of the automaker Opel in Germany are searched

According to media reports, about 100 thousand cars Opel with a diesel engine could be installed software, which underestimates the indicators of harmful emissions.

Sberbank and Visa launch Digital Visa card

Other advantages of a digital card: free issue and maintenance; instant issue in the Sberbank Online mobile app; discounts and privileges from the Visa payment system.

The Accounts Chamber warned of a sharp rise in gasoline prices in 2019

“According to the Accounts Chamber, an excise increase of 1.5 times from January 1, 2019 may again lead to a sharp increase in gasoline prices and require additional compensatory and restraining measures,” the agency said in a statement on the draft budget.

Industrial production in Russia for the nine months of 2018 increased by 3%

Industrial production in Russia in January-September 2018 increased by 3% compared to the same period last year, according to Rosstat materials. At the same time, in September, industrial production grew by 2.1% compared to September 2017, while compared with August of the current year, the increase was 2.5%.

Ministry of Labor proposed to increase the cost of living

The Ministry of Labor proposed to establish the subsistence minimum for the third quarter of 2018 per capita in the amount of 10,451 rubles, for able-bodied citizens – 11,310 rubles, for pensioners – 8,615 rubles, for children – 10,302 rubles.

For the first time since February 2016, the National Bank of Kazakhstan raised the base rate

The National Bank of Kazakhstan today decided to raise the base rate from 9% to 9.25% per annum with interest rates at plus / minus 1 percentage point, the National Bank said in a statement.

Promsvyazbank in 2018 will be capitalized by another 20 billion rubles

Promsvyazbank this year will be capitalized from the budget for another 20 billion rubles, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev told reporters.

Pipe suppliers ignored Gazprom’s tender

Not a single supplier of large-diameter pipes has declared to Gazprom’s tender for the delivery of large-diameter pipes for the Kovykta-Chayanda section of the export trunk gas pipeline to China, the Power of Siberia, according to the public procurement system.

Stockmann announced the sale of the last shopping center in Russia

“Nevsky Center” was opened in November 2010, the total area of the center is 46 thousand square meters. However, at the end of 2015 Stockmann announced the sale of all its department stores in Russia. The key contender for the company’s latest asset in St. Petersburg was called the O1 Group of Boris Mints.

The deficit of the US budget has grown to a maximum since 2012

The US federal budget deficit for the fiscal year ended September 30 grew by 17% to $ 779 billion, the report of the US Treasury said.

Reuters announces Sberbank plans to sell head office

Sberbank is exploring the possibility of selling its head office, Reuters reported, citing a source close to the bank and an interlocutor in the real estate market.

In addition, the bank will receive for its debts two unfinished skyscrapers on 41 and 47 floors (“Suvorov Plaza”, previously Mirax Plaza), three sources told the agency. The total area of skyscrapers – about 160 thousand square meters. m. According to the agency’s interlocutor close to the bank, they will go to the bank from businessman Ruslan Baysarov

New Renewable Energy Support Program

New contracts for the provision of power for renewable energy sources will be received only by those companies whose equipment is competitive in world markets. The decision was made on October 15 at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, his representative said.

Capacity agreements (CDAs) guarantee a return on investment through higher consumer payments.

Owners of troubled banks want to limit travel abroad

Owners and top managers of banks, to whose financial stability the Central Bank raises questions, are planning to limit their travel abroad. The corresponding draft law is being developed by the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market, its chairman Anatoly Aksakov told Izvestia.

A new type of securities is being put into circulation in Russia.

The amendments, which introduce a new type of security in Russia – a structural bond, entered into force on October 16. The amendments were adopted by the State Duma in March of this year. Structural bond – a security that does not provide for a guaranteed return of the nominal value of the paper to their owners


Construction of the railway between the two Koreas will begin before the end of the year.

Information Agency “Yonhap” reported that in November or December 2018 will be a ceremony of laying the railway between North and South Korea. Previously, the agreement was concluded by the leaders of both states, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-Ying.

Putin approved the basics of state policy in the field of nuclear security

“To approve the annexed fundamentals of the state policy in the field of ensuring the nuclear and radiation safety of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2025 and beyond,” the document says.

EU approved a new mechanism for the introduction of sanctions for the use of chemical weapons

“The Council adopted a new regime for the introduction of restrictive measures to address the problem of the use and proliferation of chemical weapons,” – said the press service of the EU Council

The government approved a draft agreement on the creation of an analogue of the IAC in the EAEU

The Russian government approved a draft agreement on the creation of an International Bureau for the investigation of aviation accidents and serious incidents – an analogue of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) in the EEU countries. The document submitted by the Ministry of Transport, published on the website of the Cabinet.

Russia will help Iran bypass US sanctions

Russian authorities intend to help Iran bypass new US sanctions that can paralyze oil exports from the Islamic Republic and cause serious damage to Tehran’s economy, Israeli agency mako.co.il reports, citing a “secret Foreign Office document”

A department for cooperation with Ukraine has appeared in Russia

A department for cooperation with Ukraine has been created under the presidential administration of Russia, political analyst Alexei Chesnakov told RIA Novosti.

Vekselberg intends to sue because of US sanctions against him

The co-owner of Renova, Viktor Vekselberg, intends to prove in court the illegality of US sanctions in his address. “The sanctions are illegal and unfair, I will sue,” he told reporters on Monday, answering the question whether the OFAC is negotiating to lift the sanctions.

Saudis threaten US deployment of Russian military base in the country

Alternatively, the Saudis can choose Russian and Chinese weapons. But the main sensation is that the Saudis are threatening the United States with Russia’s proposal to create a military base in Tabuk in the north-west of the country.

Putin ordered to sign an agreement with Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Federation to sign an agreement on comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation at the highest level with Egypt, the corresponding document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

In the Security Council announced a meeting with Patrushev Adviser Trump

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and US National Security Advisor to the President John Bolton are planning to hold talks in Moscow. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press secretary Patrushev Evgeny Anoshina

Poland blames Russia and Germany for conspiracy

Cooperation between Russia and Germany in the construction of the Nord Stream – 2 “tightens” a noose around the neck “of Poland. About this in an interview with TVP1 said the former Minister of Defense Antoni Macherevich.

Hungarian Foreign Ministry intends to block Ukraine-NATO commission meetings

The head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Peter Siyarto, said that Budapest intends to continue to block the meetings of the Ukraine-NATO commission. It is reported by Deutsche Welle. The Minister made this statement during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin.

Riyadh recognizes death of journalist at Saudi embassy

Saudi Arabian authorities are ready to officially declare dead the Washington Post opposition correspondent Jamal Hashadji, who disappeared on the territory of the embassy in Turkey on October 2, as dead. The report contains several versions of what happened, but its content may change.

Afghanistan and the Taliban have agreed on negotiations in Moscow

All parties confirmed their participation in the meeting of the “Moscow format” on Afghanistan, said the special representative of the president of the Russian Federation for Afghanistan, director of the second department of the Asian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zamir Kabulov.

Peskov told about the invitation of Kim Jong-un to Russia

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the possibility of the visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Russia in October of this year, RIA Novosti reports.

The North Korean leader has an invitation to visit Russia. Dates and place will be agreed on dip channels. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian diplomat

Facebook will tighten the rules of publications during the US elections

The Facebook administration intends to tighten the requirements for the accuracy of publications and block users for disseminating false information during the midterm elections to the US Congress, which will be held on November 6, reports Reuters. Blocks will be distributed to users who publish allegedly false information about the elections and electoral processes.

NBC has learned about the growing number of cyber attacks on the US electoral infrastructure

The US Department of Homeland Security has recorded an increase in cyber attacks on the US electoral infrastructure. It is reported by NBC News, with reference to the report received by the TV channel.

Iranian embassy in Ankara evacuated due to the threat of an explosion

On Monday, October 15, the Iranian embassy in Ankara was urgently evacuated due to the threat of a terrorist act. The security forces of Turkey have received a message that some terrorist group is going to send a suicide bomber to the embassy building, which will carry out the explosion.


Japan to build a permanent military base in Africa

The Japanese government intends to create a permanent military base in Djibouti. It is reported by Sankei Shimbun, citing sources. According to the newspaper, Tokyo plans to rent an area of approximately 12 hectares from the authorities of Djibouti, where barracks, administrative premises and warehouses will be built.

North Korea and South Korea will begin military negotiations at the level of generals

The DPRK and South Korea agreed to begin military negotiations at a general level in the near future, a joint statement said after the talks between the authorities of the two Korean states at the Phanmunjom border checkpoint.

The base of the Caspian flotilla in Dagestan will be built until 2019

The construction of the base station for ships and ships of the Caspian Flotilla is planned to be completed by the end of this year. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Timur Ivanov on October 14, according to the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

On the border of Israel and Syria opened border crossing “Kuneytra”

The Israeli military told RIA Novosti that they opened the border crossing after a 4-year hiatus. “We can already say that the transition has opened, but so far only for UN representatives,” said an army press officer. At the first stage, only UN blue helmets will use the checkpoint.

Radical militants refused to comply with the Sochi agreement

The largest jihadist group, Hayat Tahrir Ash-Sham (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) and the Islamic Party of Turkestan (an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation), issued a statement officially rejecting the agreement on the Idliba demilitarized zone, which was concluded in Sochi September 17th

Turkey is responsible for the implementation of the Sochi agreement at this stage. Turkish intelligence officials negotiated with all Islamist groups. Concerning dissent militants planned military operation. A brigade of Turkish commandos, as well as other manpower and heavy military equipment has been redeployed to Turkey from Idlib.

Turkey refused to start patrolling Syria with Russia

Turkey has postponed the start of a joint patrol with Russia of the demilitarized zone in the Syrian province of Idlib. This was reported to RIA Novosti by a source familiar with the situation. According to him, the Russian side was ready to start on Monday, October 15.

US amphibious assault ship USS Essex entered the port of Qatar

The USS Essex amphibious assault ship (LHD-2) arrived at the seaport of the capital of Qatar on Sunday. The Qatar Ministry of Defense reported that the arrival of the American ship was planned in advance as part of bilateral military cooperation.

A large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk entered Mozambique.

The visit of the Russian ship to Mozambique takes place in accordance with the plan of international military cooperation of the Ministry of Defense of Russia. In the near future, the crew of the large antisubmarine ship Severomorsk will have to make a number of calls to the ports of Africa and Asia.

To fight with underwater robots created cavitating shells

Norwegian developers claim that new projectiles can be used to destroy a variety of underwater targets, including mines and autonomous uninhabited underwater apparatuses.

Yarosh led his supporters from the front line in the Donbass

Supporters of the Ukrainian nationalist and Verkhovna Rada deputy Dmitry Yarosh from the “Ukrainian Volunteer Army” left the front line in the Donbass.

Petro Poroshenko threatened Russia with Ukrainian aviation

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the Pure Sky – 2018 exercise declared that “Russia will pay a high price”, accusing it of alleged air strikes in Ukraine. This is evidenced by the entry in the Facebook account of the head of state.

Joint exercises with the NATO member countries Clear Sky – 2018 are needed in order to demonstrate that the price for Russia, if it uses air force to attack Ukraine, will be very high. – Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine

Rocket ship “Storm” will be launched in St. Petersburg on October 23

The third serial small rocket ship of the new generation project 22800 is being prepared for launching in St. Petersburg at the shipbuilding enterprise Pella. The order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy of Russia Vladimir Korolev has been given the ship the name “Storm”.

F-35 made a vertical landing

According to the British Royal Navy, the fifth-generation F-35 fighter-bomber made a vertical landing on a ship for the first time. What happened was called a revolutionary method.

Russian-Egyptian exercises will be monitored from 13 countries.

Military observers from thirteen countries will take part in the anti-terrorism exercises “Defenders of Friendship-2018”, which will be held in Egypt from October 24 to 26.


A new dangerous Android virus has been detected

Cisco cybersecurity experts have discovered a new dangerous Trojan for devices on the Android operating system, according to a corporation blog. The virus, which experts have designated as GPlayed, disguises itself as a Google Play application.

Xiaomi has released a smart music sleep mask

The Easy Air Brain Wave Sleeping Eye Mask was presented by the Chinese gadget manufacturer Xiaomi. The device, whose price is only thirty-five US dollars, is equipped with an artificial intelligence system that allows you to sleep faster.

Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie

HMD Global has voiced a bit earlier that the four gadgets released will soon be able to be updated to the latest version of the Android OS 9.0 Pie. However, it has already been established that Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphones will have acquired an advanced shell by the end of this year.

Declassified new flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The network published new data on the upcoming release of the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 10. The device will receive an impressive display with a diagonal of 6.66 inches with minimal side frames. Despite the fact that many users of the Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones actively support the use of the usual headphone jack, the new model will refuse the 3.5mm jack.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite will be introduced outside of China in November

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite was released on Chinese markets in September this year. As it became known, in November the novelty will be presented outside of China. Developers have equipped Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite with a 6.26-inch screen, the resolution of which is 2280 x 1080 pixels.

Google Tests Ads in Discover

So far, not all users see the ads: most commentators post on Reddit indicated that they had never seen such ads in the tape. Recall that in late September, Google renamed Feed to Discover and introduced several new features for the feed.

The flagship Huawei Mate 20X found a stylus

There are three smartphones on the stand. Presumably, on the left are the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, and on the right the largest Mate 20X, the stylus is right next to it. Huawei has already scheduled the presentation for October 16, 2018.

Introduced Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus cameraphone with leather back panel

At today’s press conference, Huawei was officially announced not only Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus with two dual smart cameras, but also Huawei Enjoy Max, which we previously reported last week.

ZTE Axon 7 smartphone after Android update starts to work worse

After installing the Android update, users of the ZTE Axon 7 smartphone reported unstable operation of the device. The phone heats up, applications often crash with an error, and there are problems with the quality of communication. Smartphone ZTE Axon 7 is one of the most popular devices of the company.

Mann 8S secure smartphone

Mann 8S, which corresponds to the degree of protection IP68, can operate in the temperature range from -30 to 60 ° C, and also withstands falling onto a hard surface from a height of 1.5 m.

It is interesting that the smartphone on both sides is covered with a protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass (generation not indicated), but the design of the case, which absorbs the impact energy in the fall, allows you to keep the smartphone whole in most cases. The manufacturer also claims that the smartphone is reliably protected from scratches during normal use.

The screen has a diagonal of 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Snapdragon 653 acts as a single-chip system, the amount of RAM is 6 GB.

The battery capacity is 6000 mAh, it should be enough for a couple of days of active use. When playing videos, the battery holds a charge of 22 hours. It fully charges in 2.5 hours thanks to support for QC 3.0 technology. Out of the box, the device is running the operating system Android 7.1.2. The fingerprint sensor is located on the rear panel.

The main camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels supports HDR, has a number of shooting modes, including night and underwater, as well as autofocus, which works in 0.3 seconds. The front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels boasts a lens with an aperture of F / 1.8.

A version with 64 GB of flash memory costs 330 dollars, for a version with 128 GB of flash memory you will have to pay 375 dollars

Satellite and terrestrial digital television in Italy has lost an audience

In 2018, 41.2% and 89.9% of Italians use direct satellite television (Direct-to-Home, DTH) and digital terrestrial television (DTT) directly.

Windows 10 update silently deletes user data

Microsoft has decided to withdraw the update. Users who installed Windows 10 October 2018 Update started complaining about the deletion of files by the operating system during the installation of this update.

Caldera released version 12 of its RIP

Caldera began selling version 12 of its RIP, which, according to the manufacturer, connects design and production. The software package also includes new Digital Licences and CalderaDock tools that provide users with quick access to resources.

Adobe showed a demo version of Photoshop for iPad

Representatives of the American company Adobe said that next year they will release their first full-fledged adaptation of the desktop program for Apple products for editing various images.

Presents a credit card sized phone

The company Palm introduced a new device, which is something between a smartphone and a smart watch. The gadget has a small size and display up to 3.3 inches.

The 49-inch Dell UltraSharp U4919DW monitor priced at $ 1,700

Dell introduced the UltraSharp U4919DW monitor, which received a super-wide 49-inch panel with a radius of curvature of 3.8 m. The main feature of the new product is support for the Picture-by-Picture function and output from two sources simultaneously.

Winamp player will restart in 2019

In 2019, the Winamp MP3 player will be restarted, which will combine third-party music subscriptions, podcasts and streaming services.

DanaBot banking trojan threatens European users

ESET warns of an increase in the activity of the DanaBot malware, which attacks users of devices running Windows operating systems. Named malware is a banking trojan. The program has a modular architecture, and most of its functions are based on plugins.

Google Ads updated campaign attribution TrueView for action

Google Ads has updated the attribution of TrueView campaigns for action. Now the standard attribution window is 3 days after viewing the video for 10 seconds.

Firefox 64 will lose native RSS support

The developers of the Firefox browser intend to deprive it of native support for reading RSS feeds. The reason, as stated, was the low popularity of such a system for distributing content. Termination of support, as stated, will allow freeing up resources for other tasks.


Contact lenses for glaucoma appear in China

Chinese bioengineers reported creating contact lenses to help in the treatment of glaucoma. They have already been tested on rabbits, according to the publication Actual news.

The computer could not learn how to create optical illusions

American developers presented ViperLib — a dataset containing almost seven thousand images of various optical illusions. It is assumed that he will help train computer algorithms to create such illusions on their own.

Opened new properties of uranium compounds

A group of theorists led by Professor Skoltech and MIPT Artem Oganov predicted that at much lower pressures, starting with 50 thousand atmospheres, 14 new uranium hydrides arise (until now only one was known – UH3), including those rich in hydrogen (for example, UH7, UH8), for which scientists also predicted superconductivity.

Scientists have improved the accuracy of earthquake predictions

Employees of the University of Tokyo created a neural network, which they taught to predict earthquakes. Moreover, artificial intelligence is able to make predictions more accurate than people.

Developed contact lenses that control the dosage of drugs

A group of Chinese scientists has developed contact lenses, the color of which varies depending on the number of drugs in the eye. This indicator should help ophthalmologists to assess the real effectiveness of treatment.

Facial recognition technology has learned to identify 13 species of animals

Using the Google Cloud AutoML Vision machine learning software, the technology determines the exact location of the animals and sends a notification to zoo defenders if the poachers are in the same area. The first to recognize the faces of animals introduced for cats and dogs.

Scientists: almost all dietary supplements have life-threatening components

Experts say that prohibited additives contain more than a thousand items. In the past 10 years, American scientists have issued more than 700 warnings about the implementation of dietary supplements, which contain prohibited components

Scientists have visualized the development of neurodegenerative diseases

British and American researchers, using data on the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, created a model for the spread of pathological forms of proteins. With the help of this, scientists were able to visualize the progression of diseases through atrophy of white and gray matter, which can further help to study their pathogenesis in more detail. Article published in Physical Review Letters.

Winners of the Gamow Prize 2018

The winner of the Gamow Prize, awarded by an outstanding Russian-speaking scientist working abroad, this year was cosmologist Andrey Linde and molecular biologist Yevgeny Kunin. Reports the organizing committee of the award. The award ceremony will take place on November 3, 2018 in Washington during the annual RASA-USA conference.

“Russian scientific culture has rich traditions. It is very important that these traditions and successes achieved by its representatives are not forgotten, no matter where the bearers of this tradition are now,” said Andrey Linde, commenting on the award.

The award was established in 2015 by the Russian-American Association of Scientists (RASA) in memory of the outstanding Russian-American physics, Georgy Antonovich Gamow. One of its main goals is to reward members of the Russian-speaking diaspora for outstanding scientific achievements.

Eyes of mantis shrimps will allow unmanned vehicles to see better

Inspired by the peculiarities of the view of the mantis shrimps, researchers have created new cameras for unmanned vehicles. The new device can register the polarization of radiation, so that it gets a much clearer image in difficult conditions, for example, during fog.

Earth’s magnetic field will predict natural disasters

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan) used machine learning methods to achieve fast, accurate estimates of local geomagnetic fields using data from several observation points, which would potentially allow early detection of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Created the fastest camera in the world

Physicists from the USA and Canada built a camera that records electromagnetic waves at a speed of about 10 trillion frames per second, that is, it allows you to distinguish events separated by an interval of about 100 femtoseconds.


McLaren will present a new hypercar McLaren Speedtail October 26

New hypercar McLaren Speedtail with a 1000-strong hybrid powerplant will debut on October 26 this year. This was reported by the press service of McLaren in the official Facebook of the brand, laying out another teaser image with a novelty.

Photos of the crossover Alfa Romeo Castello published on the Web

The Italian company Alfa Romeo is preparing for the presentation of the new crossover Castello, whose photos were posted on Twitter. This was reported by IA Nation News. The developers have equipped Alfa Romeo Castello on the platform model Stelvio two-liter gasoline engine with 280 horsepower

Renault Duster Oroch pickup

From the basic crossover pickup Duster Oroch differs increased wheelbase and reinforced rear suspension. The motor range consists of 2 power plants: the engine capacity of 1.6 liters (110 hp) and 2.0 liters (143 hp). The car is designed for the carriage of goods weighing up to 650 kg.

Skoda declassified interior of the Kodiaq GT coupe crossover

Based on what he saw in the photo, we can conclude that the automaker has installed sport seats for the driver and front passenger. It is impossible not to notice the new steering wheel of a truncated form, as well as a modern instrument panel with carbon fiber inserts. The appearance of the body partially remained the same

In Mitsubishi called the date of the premiere of the new L200

The new Mitsubishi L200 will debut on November 9 this year, the press service of the Japanese company reports. Judging by the teaser presented by the manufacturer, Mitsubishi L200 2018 model year will get the appearance in the corporate style of X-Face, characteristic of modern SUVs and crossovers of the brand. Technical characteristics of the novelty have not been disclosed.

Audi concern decided to change the logo of the four rings

For the first time in its history, the German automotive concern Audi decided to rethink to change its four-ring logo. The outlines will remain the same, but it will all look different, write “Avtosti”. Moreover, the new style of the logo will be in two versions.

The rings symbolized the union of the four companies – Audi, DKW, Wanderer and Horch.

The network has published renderings of the new Volkswagen bus for Porsche transportation

Russian independent designer will present a render of a new generation of German vans. Recall that in 1968, Porsche had in its arsenal several Mercedes-Benz vans, which were used to transport the legendary racing models Porsche 917 and 956.

Named prices for new all-terrain hatchback Lada Xray Cross

AvtoVAZ’s new Lada Xray Cross hatchback, positioned as a cross-country crossover, is set to hit the market before the end of 2018. Autoconcern has already set prices for cars. Anyone can buy Lada Xray Cross in the basic version (Classic version) for 729,900 rubles.

Mazda will recall almost 900 cars in Russia because of problems with brakes

The campaign was initiated by Mazda Motor RUS LLC, the official representative of the Mazda brand in the Russian market, due to problems in the brake system. Recalls are subject to copies of the CX-5 SUV with a SKYACTIVE-D 2.2 engine, sold in Russia from January 2012 to January 2016.

There are new photos of the Land Rover Defender SUV

New photos of the Land Rover Defender SUV are posted on the Internet, and the car itself is being tested. The body of the car is hidden camouflage film to protect the design features of new items. Model Defender produced quite a long time, the car has not been subjected to deep updates.


SOUND UP Festival will dedicate anniversary jubilee concert to David Lang

November 9 in Moscow will host the 20th concert of the festival of new music SOUND UP. The concert will be dedicated to David Lang – one of the most performed American composers of the post-war generation. The program of the concert – “Passion for the girl with matches” and other key works of the composer.

David Lang is the author of vocal and choral music, operas, symphonic and chamber works. Pulitzer Prize winner, Grammy Award, Oscar nominee for music for the film “Youth” Paolo Sorrentino.

Bulgaria refused to participate in Eurovision-2019

Bulgaria refused to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv in 2019. This is reported by the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT). “The decision was made due to the need to optimize public spending,” the text says.

Agutin and Shnurov shot a joint clip

Leonid Agutin and Sergey Shnurov released a video for the song “Some Garbage”, the composition became the soundtrack for the comedy “The Eternal Life of Alexander Khristoforov”. The video also starred in the film star actor Alexei Guskov, he said this in his Facebook.

Sting demanded to remove VIP zones from their concerts in Russia

The British singer Sting, who will perform in Yekaterinburg, Kazan, St. Petersburg and Moscow in November, demanded that his concerts in Russia should not have VIP zones with couches and boxes.

The singer was recommended not to sing the song, where Sobyanin is mentioned

Vera Musayelyan, soloist of the AloeVera group in Yekaterinburg, complained about the request of the organizers of the Moscow festival, who insisted that she not sing a song mentioning Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin

Cords laid out a new clip with a story about the meaning of life

The group “Leningrad” released a joint video with the hip-hop performer ST (Alexander Stepanov) entitled “Balalaika”.

MGASO will present the Baltic program and concerts of Chopin and Rachmaninoff

The Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Kogan (MGASO) will present the Baltic program in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on November 15, 2018. This evening will feature compositions by Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian composers.


Andrei Turchak urged not to release the movie “Holiday” in the rental

Vice-Speaker of Sovfeda, secretary of the General Council of United Russia Andrei Turchak appealed to the Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky with the requirement not to issue a rolling certificate to the film “Holiday” directed by Alexey Krasovsky.

I appeal to the Head of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky with the requirement not to issue under any circumstances a rolling certificate for this picture. The height of cynicism is to make comedies about events where, according to various sources, from 400 thousand to 1.5 million people died. – Andrei Turchak, Russian politician

“Holiday” filmed in the comedy genre. The film tells about a family living in besieged Leningrad in a special, privileged position. The action takes place on the eve of the New Year

Martin Freeman will play a major role in the new comedy series from FX

The showrunners and executive producers of the series will be Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison, who worked together on the comedy show “Vice President”, Freeman will also be producing. Earlier, the actor has already worked with FX – he played the title role in the first season of the Fargo series.

Garmash presented their film work “Two tickets home”

The author of the idea and the co-author of the script for the first time in his career was the famous actor Sergey Garmash. He also played the main male role in the film. A graduate of the orphanage – the main character – Luba Vasnetsova was played by young actress Maria Skuratova.

This film is a drama. Lyuba Vasnetsova lives in a provincial boarding school, wants to finish it as soon as possible, go to St. Petersburg and become a flight attendant. The future seems beautiful – after the end of the orphanage, she will be given the keys to the apartment, a new life ahead. But on the day of her graduation, the girl finds out that she is not an orphan – the father of Lyuba is alive, and not killed, as she was told before. Shocked girl decides to find him

Sasha Roiz got a permanent role in “Force Majors”

In the new episodes of Force Majeure, Sasha Roiz will play a character named Thomas Kessler, the charming executive director of the company for the production of designer furniture, a long-time client of the law firm

Netflix will show a mini-series about Dracula from the creators of “Sherlock”

Producer Steven Moffat and actor and screenwriter Mark Gatiss, who worked on the Sherlock series with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, are preparing to release a mini-series of three episodes about Count Dracula. The basis for him was the novel of Bram Stoker. The duration of each episode is about 90 minutes. Moffat and Gatiss act as executive producers and writers of the project.

International Short Film Festival will be held in Moscow

From 17 to 21 October in Moscow will host the 16th International Short Meter Festival shnit. The theme of the festival in 2018 is Breaking Bad. The program includes international and national contests, as well as out-of-competition shows.

International Student Festival VGIK starts in Moscow

November 12 in Moscow will open theatrical competition VGIK. It will be held as part of the 38th International Student Festival, which began its work on October 15.

Along with cinema workers and short films, creative evenings and master classes, the graduate performances of the acting faculty of VGIK, performances of Russian and international theater universities will be presented in the competition. More than 40 countries have already confirmed their participation in the review.

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