13 Mar, 2018

US Congress demands sanctions

Members of the House of Representatives of the US Congress from the Democratic Party appealed to President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Russia because of interference in the American elections, reports The Hill. The appeal was signed by 140 deputies.

In the letter, lawmakers blame the American leader for his refusal to apply restrictions in the framework of the law “On Countering America’s Enemies through Sanctions” (CAATSA) passed last summer, made the electoral system in the US “vulnerable to yet another Russian attack.”

“We strongly urge you to change this course, to listen to the letter and the spirit of the law and to demonstrate that the security of our country and the reliability of the electoral process are unshakable,” the congressmen said, the full text of which is available to TASS.

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SOCIETY

Sheremetyevo explained the need to install smoking pavilions

Sheremetyevo airport management told RBC that the installation of seven smoking pavilions for passengers is connected with the World Cup, which will be held in Russia in the summer of 2018.

Ministry of Transport on the eve of the 2018 World Cup proposed a new prohibition road sign

The Ministry of Transport proposed the introduction of a new road sign – “Bus traffic is prohibited.” According to the agency, the emergence of such a restriction on the road will strengthen the security regime during the holding of the World Cup in Russia.

The State Duma of the Russian Federation can make disabled wheelchair users pedestrians

The deputies of the State Duma of Russia received a proposal to make wheelchair users with engines real pedestrians. After all, until this time, they even moved in the crowd of citizens, but were considered drivers of special means.

The child was fed with his own vomiting in the Chelyabinsk kindergarten

The Chelyabinsk prosecutor’s office began checking the kindergarten after complaining about a tutor who allegedly fed the child a soup with vomiting. This was reported by RIA Novosti official representative of the supervisory agency Natalia Mamaeva.

“Accountant of Auschwitz” died in hospital at the age of 96 years

Former SS non-commissioned officer Oscar Groening, known as the “accountant of Auschwitz,” died at the age of 96 in the hospital, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Monday.

To the 100th anniversary of the death of the family of Emperor Nicholas II

In Russia, launched a national tourist project “The Imperial Route”, timed to the 100th anniversary of the death of the family of Emperor Nicholas II
The project has already been presented in Serbia, Germany, France, Italy, Bulgaria and Slovenia.

The “Imperial route” will be implemented programs of three types: pilgrimage, cultural and cognitive and for children’s groups (educational).

At the moment, 9 federal and regional tour operators have joined the project: Dolphin, Coral Travel, Travel Workshop, Around the World, Nevsky Seasons, Vand, Viaduct, Fantasy Wei and Park Tour “(Tomsk).

Experts: Russians stopped saving and began to spend

In 2017, Russians after two years of accumulating savings began to spend them. As reported by the newspaper “Izvestia”, retail turnover for the first time since 2015 increased by 1.2%, and the beginning of 2018 was accompanied by further growth.

42 garbage trucks were taken from the house of a large family in Sochi

Specialists considered that the conditions in which children live are a danger to their health. On the instructions of the head of the city of Sochi, a general cleaning was carried out at the family house and on its territory. Within two weeks, several teams of workers and heavy machinery were working there.

In Moscow, a mentally ill Astrakhan set fire to the FSB

A mentally ill elderly man set fire to the wall of the FSB reception room on the Kuznetsky Most in Moscow, a source in law enforcement agencies told RIA Novosti. A pensioner from Astrakhan on Sunday came up with a poster to the reception of the FSB, poured the entrance with a flammable liquid and set fire to

Who pays for losses

In Murmansk, tenants of 15 apartment buildings serviced by Murmanremstroy CC received receipts in which heat losses were added to the volumes of heat and hot water consumed in case of thermal insulation failure on heating mains and normative heat losses.

That is, the tenants were forced to pay losses, the fault for which lies entirely with the Criminal Code.

FAS: Sampsonievsky Cathedral in St. Petersburg handed over to the ROC with violations

The Supervisory Authority announced the decision to transfer the Sampsonievsky Cathedral to the church. The FAS considered that the Sampsonievsky Cathedral had been handed over to churches with irregularities. The reason for considering this case was the appeal of the deputy of the Legislative Assembly Maxim Reznik.

According to the parliamentarian, according to the agreement signed by the property relations committee, it turned out that the cathedral was being transferred to the parish of the church, and the museum values were the dioceses. So it should not be.

Russian-Chinese hospital can be created in Zabaikalsk

Representatives of the Ministry of Health of the Trans-Baikal Territory held talks with the leadership of Manchuria and discussed the prospects for medical tourism. The Ministry of Health of the region, in particular, proposed the establishment of a Russian-Chinese hospital on the basis of the Trans-Baikal central district hospital.

The Ministry of Health prepared new rules for compulsory medical insurance

The new draft order takes into account the changes made to Federal Law No. 326-FZ of 29.11.2010 “On Compulsory Medical Insurance in the Russian Federation”, for example, the canceled experiment with a universal electronic card as an obligatory instrument for providing state and municipal

SHOW BUSINESS

Natalia Gvozdikova despises the mistress of Evgeny Zharikov

Gvozdikova confessed that she despised her former mistress’s mistress, since she could have been indirectly guilty of his premature death. The star of the Soviet cinema said that he still considers relations with Zharikov the best in her life.

The Metropolitan Opera fired the conductor after allegations of harassment

The Metropolitan Opera in New York fired the famous 74-year-old conductor James Levine after investigating allegations of sexual harassment brought against him.

Media reported the end of a career in the movie Cameron Diaz

Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz announced the end of her career in film. According to the edition of Metro, the decision of the actress was reported by her friend Selma Blair. According to her, during the lunch the girls discussed the movie “Cute” with Cameron Diaz in the title role.

Nikita Presnyakov was hospitalized with a broken leg

Grandson of Primadonna Nikita Presnyakov received a broken leg. It is noted that the artist is fond of not only music, but extreme sports. About the injury the singer described on his page in the social network Instagram.

Irina Lobacheva secretly married 29-year-old skater

Russian athlete Irina Lobacheva secretly married 29-year-old figure skater Ivan Tretyakov. The celebrity herself recently told about this. A well-known sportswoman, who won a number of prestigious awards, performing figure skating, recently decided to go to the registry office with her young lover.

Dima Bilan is tired of women and gives all his energy to work

The famous singer Dima Bilan said that he was tired of women, and now his heart is free. However, this does not upset the performer.

Lena Miro said that “pregnant” Xenia Borodina should eat less

Journalist and blogger Lena Miro could not get past the Internet topic of the star party, and decided to comment on the “pregnant” belly of the leading “House-2” Xenia Borodina.

Ivan Krasko: I’m afraid because of the operation to lose sight

As it became known Sobesednik.ru, the national artist of Russia 87-year-old Ivan Krasko can go blind. In February of this year, Ivan Ivanovich began to complain about a sharp deterioration in vision. The actor began to hardly distinguish objects that are at a sufficiently close distance from him

Red outfit Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskaya made a splash in the Bolshoi Theater

The Ukrainian pianist shone and surprised the actors with her radiant smile. Red dress Tsymbalyuk-Romanovskoy made a sensation in the Bolshoi Theater. Many celebrities expressed a desire to be photographed with the ex-wife of Dzhigarkhanyan

Festival of Animated Cinema will be held again in Suzdal

In 2018, the contest program of the festival included 108 works. In the selection committee this year, directors of animation films Dmitry Geller, Dmitry Naumov, Ekaterina Sokolova, Sofya Kravtsova and animation film artist Leonid Pozhidaev.

The first teaser of the film by Paolo Sorrentino about Silvio Berlusconi

The first teaser of the new film of the Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino “Loro” was released, dedicated to the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The name of the film – “Loro” – can be translated into Russian as “They”, or “Gold” (l’oro).

Schwarzenegger told a joke about Terminator and Trump

Schwarzenegger became a guest of the South By Southwest festival, where he was asked about a new film from the Terminator universe (shootings are due this summer).
As the artist joked, they had to enter Trump into the script. According to Schwarzenegger, the robot T800 will return in 2019 to pull the head of state out of prison.

Michael Caine refused to work with Woody Allen

British actor Sir Michael Kane publicly refused to work with American film director and actor Woody Allen. The reason is accusations of a Hollywood star in pedophilia.

These charges do not fit into my head, because I loved Woody and had a great time with him on set. I do not regret that then we worked together, but again I will not go, no. – Michael Caine, British actor

“Soyuzmultfilm” for the first time makes a 3D animation project

The management of the Soyuzmultfilm studio presented its new projects on Monday, including animated films for schoolchildren and full-length films for all ages.

Bill Skarsgard will star in the black comedy “Villains”

In the center of the plot of “Villains” – not very successful robbers who decide to “clean” the unremarkable country house. However, everything is not so simple, because the cottage was with its secrets and secrets, and its owners do not intend to share them with uninvited guests.

German “Star Wars” with singing Luke Skywalker

On the Internet, a video was found, in which the actor Mark Hamill (known as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga) sings in German. One of the users of the social network “Twitter” has posted the video on its page. Fans of the saga were shocked by what they saw

“The first player to prepare”

At the SXSW Film Festival on March 9, director Steven Spielberg presented a fantastic film “The First Player to Be Prepared” based on the book of the same name by Ernest Klein.

The plot of the picture unfolds in 2045, when almost the entire population of the planet fled from problems to the virtual world of OASIS, where people learn, work, communicate, play and almost live.

OASIS creator James Holliday dies, but in his dying message he bequeathed fabulous wealth and keys from the virtual world to that he can find the “Easter egg” hidden in the bowels of the game.

Prompts are numerous works of popular culture of the 80s: from old movies and adventures to Dungeons & Dragons. And the first tip is to get a teenager Wade Watts …

In the State Duma Samoilova’s chances at Eurovision

Member of the expert council for the development of the information society and the media under the State Duma Vadim Manukyan assessed the chances of Russian singer Julia Samoilova at the Eurovision contest, the Internet newspaper Dni.ru reports. According to the deputy, this year the composition of the participants is incredibly strong.

Theater “Contemporary” called the mistake of the performance with Efremov

The official statement is published on the theater’s website. Director of “Contemporary” Igor Popov noted that in Samara they showed two performances: “Do not become a stranger” with Mikhail Efremov and “Five Evenings”

Khudruk Voronezh Opera Theater left because of conflict with the authorities

Andrei Ogievsky left the post of artistic director of the Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theater. The main reason for the departure was disagreements with the theater administration and culture department of the Voronezh region, Andrei Ogievsky said on his Facebook page on March 12.

Eljey showed “Suzuki” and taught all the sense of taste

Alexei Uzenyuk, better known as Eljey, released the new single “Suzuki”. The bit for the track was written by the author of “Patimaker” Ploty. In the text, Eljey bluntly refers to his listeners as a “biomusic” and reports that he is trying to instill in them a sense of taste.

Beyonce and Jay Z go on a new joint tour

Beyonce and Jay Zi announced a joint tour, releasing a special promotional video. In a black and white video, you can see several joint images of artists under the track Marcia Etkin “I’m Still in Love With You”.

St. Petersburg’s “Otava Y” released a new video in the entourage of the northern capital

The St. Petersburg folk band Otava Y released a new video: “On the river, on the river,” it neighbors with Neva species.

POLICY

May called reasons for accusing Russia of poisoning Skrypal

The withdrawal of the British authorities about the “high probability” of Russia’s involvement in the poisoning of former Colonel GRU Sergey Skripal by a nerve agent was made on the basis of a number of factors, Prime Minister Teresa May said in her speech in the British Parliament.

“It is now clear that Mr. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with poisonous nerve agent of the type created in Russia used for military purposes,” May said.

In the United States, the first investigation of Russia’s “intervention” ended

The House of Representatives Committee of the US Congress on Intelligence announced that it had completed an investigation into Russia’s “interference” in US presidential elections and found no evidence of a collusion between the campaign of Donald Trump and Moscow.

Trump extended sanctions against Iran

President of the United States Donald Trump extended sanctions against Iran imposed by executive decrees of the US President in 1995, 2010 and 2012-2013, the White House said. Sanctions have been extended for a year, starting from March 15, 2018, when the next annual term of their application expires.

China is reorganizing the government

China announced the upcoming reorganization of the government, the plan of which will be submitted for discussion at the first session of the National People’s Congress (NPC, the supreme body of state power of China – IF)

State Department: blocking Nord Stream-2 will not change Russia’s policy

The blocking of the Nord Stream-2 project will not change Russia’s policy, but it can support Ukraine. This statement was made by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Sandra Oudkirk.

Special envoy of the President of South Korea will arrive in the Russian Federation on March 13

Special envoy of the President of South Korea, security adviser Chon Yi Yong will visit Russia from March 13 to 14. He intends to explain the results of recent inter-Korean contacts, the administration of the republic’s head said on Monday, March 12.

Ukraine for three years has fined Russian airlines for $ 210 million

The authorities of Ukraine have imposed 5.44 billion UAH ($ 210 million) of fines on more than 40 airlines from Russia, which carried out flights to the Crimea peninsula, which Kiev considers its territory. This UNIAN reports with reference to the press service of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine.

British parliamentarians called to limit the activities of RT

Several British parliamentarians on Monday called on the government to impose restrictive measures on the RT television channel, right up to the revocation of his broadcasting license in the UK, after the speech of Prime Minister Theresa May on the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal

Tillerson: US is confident of Russia’s involvement in the poisoning of Skripal

The US is absolutely sure of the British authorities’ investigation into the poisoning of former Colonel GRU Sergey Skripal in Salisbury and the version of London about possible involvement in Russia’s poisoning.

We are outraged that Russia seems to be demonstrating such behavior again. From Ukraine to Syria – and now in the UK – Russia continues to be an irresponsible force that carries instability to the world, acting with open disdain for the sovereignty of other states and the lives of their citizens. – Rex Tillerson, 69th US Secretary of State

London can expel Russian diplomats because of the “case of Skripal”

A series of measures that the UK authorities can take in connection with the poisoning in Salisbury of ex-colonel GRU Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, may begin with the expulsion of Russian diplomats.

In the European Union stood up for Ukraine in a dispute with Gazprom

In turn, the head of the Ministry of Energy of Russia Alexander Novak stressed that negotiations in the trilateral format are not planned. As the portal iz.ru wrote, Ukraine made an advance payment for gas supplies in March, but Gazprom returned the funds, arguing that this was not due to the lack of an additional agreement with Naftogaz.

Trump and Trudeau discussed NAFTA talks

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a telephone conversation discussed current negotiations on changing the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This was reported in the press service of the White House

Ukraine suspended investigation of the case against Saakashvili

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine suspended the pre-trial investigation of the case against the ex-president of Georgia and the former governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, in connection with sending a request to the Netherlands to provide international legal assistance, RIA Novosti news agency spokeswoman Prosecutor General Larisa Sargan

Belgium will invest more than € 50 million in the development of the port infrastructure of Crimea

Participants of the IV JAEF will be more than 3 thousand people, including more than 500 guests from 60 countries. The trade adviser of the port in Antwerp, Peter Vergauven, told Izvestia that the Belgian side plans to invest more than € 50 million in the port infrastructure.

The summit of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Syria will be held in Istanbul on April 4

A trilateral summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran on the Syrian settlement will be held in Istanbul on April 4. The Vice-premier of Turkey Bekir Bozdag reports this on the air of Haber Turk television channel.

In Germany, signed an agreement on the formation of a new government

The coalition agreement on the formation of a new government was signed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Social Union Horst Seehofer and acting co-chairman of the German Social-Democratic Party Olaf Scholz. Negotiations lasted more than five months.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Haley said that the US is ready for new actions in Syria

The US authorities are ready for new actions on Syria, said the US permanent representative to the UN Nikki Haley.

We also warn any country that wants to impose its will through chemical attacks and unbearable suffering, especially on the Syrian regime: the United States remains ready to act if necessary. – Nikki Haley, American politician

Russian VCS struck at terrorists in Idlib

Over the past few hours, the Russian military security services conducted a major operation during which they bombed a group of terrorists in the northern part of Idlib Province.

Syria: SAA began storming Gisrin in East Gut

A military source said that Syrian government troops began to storm the settlement of Gisrin, located in the Eastern Guta region. It is reported that the Syrian army began the operation in Gisryn despite the complete absence of the country’s air forces in this sector of the front.

The US sharply reduced the number of operations with the Turkish base Injirlik

The American command sharply reduced the number of military operations with the Turkish airbase Incirlik. According to the Wall Street Journal, the American side is considering the option of reducing the number of permanent staff deployed in Turkey

Armed with the Caliber, the frigate headed for the Mediterranean

The Russian frigate Admiral Essen, armed with the Caliber-NK missile systems, went on a campaign in the Mediterranean Sea, Captain 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachev, head of the Black Sea Fleet information support department,

Concern “Kalashnikov” started construction of boats for Rosgvardia

Concern “Kalashnikov” began to build high-speed transport-landing craft BK-16 for Rosgvardia. The first boat was officially laid at the Shipyard “Rybinsk Shipyard”. Relevant information leads RIA Novosti with reference to “Kalashnikov. Media.”

“Flight to Spring”: The Chinese Air Force showed its achievements in five years

A short two-minute film called “Soaring into the Spring” shows scenes from real military exercises in which modern Chinese fighters of the fifth generation J-20 participate.

Collect the caterpillars for tanks in the “Rosteha” will be robots

State Corporation Rostek has launched the first robotic conveyor in Russia to assemble caterpillars for armored vehicles on the basis of JSC Omsktransmash (part of JSC NPK Uralvagonzavod). This was reported on Tuesday in the state corporation.

ECONOMY

The Central Bank increased investments in US bonds to $ 102.2 billion

Russia in 2017 increased investment in securities of the US Treasury by 18.6% – to $ 102.2 billion, according to the materials of the American financial body, which Izvestiya reviewed.

“Naftogaz” called the amount of claims to Russia because of the loss of assets in the Crimea

In the autumn of 2017, Naftogaz filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Tribunal under the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, demanding compensation for losses from the loss of assets in the Crimea. Mr. Vitrenko in September of the same year estimated the amount of the claim of $ 7 billion, taking into account interest.

On Shikotan, two power plants will be built for the Toros “Kuriles”

Two diesel power stations will be built on Shikotan for the fish-processing plant under construction on the territory of the advanced development (ТОР) “Kuriles”. This was reported to journalists on Tuesday by the Governor of the Sakhalin Oblast Oleg Kozhemyako.

Rosneft declined a claim to Sistema for 131.6 billion rubles

The oil company Rosneft refused to sue Sistema for 131.6 billion rubles. The plaintiff demanded in this amount to collect from AFK dividends received from Bashneft.

Russia and China will jointly work on the extraction of uranium

The agreement between the parties on the terms of investment in the construction of a new strategically important uranium mine in the Trans-Baikal Territory in Russia was reached on Monday, Nikolai Spassky, deputy general director and director of the international activity block of the state corporation Rosatom, said.

Siluanov: there is no reason to expect a sharp jump in the ruble exchange rate

The dependence of the ruble exchange rate on energy prices has decreased, and new sharp jumps in the exchange rate are not expected. This was stated by the Minister of Finance of Russia Anton Siluanov in the program “Pozdnyakov” on the NTV channel.

The dependence of the rate on oil has decreased, and with the continuation of our policy, it will continue to be so. While there is no reason to talk about a sharp change in the ruble. – Anton Siluanov, Russian statesman

Sberbank for 2017 issued mortgage loans for a record 1.1 trillion rubles

Sberbank for 2017 issued mortgage loans of 1.1 trillion rubles, which is one and a half times more than in 2016, said the deputy chairman of the board of the bank, Alexander Torbakhov.

Salary growth in the US slowed by 3%

According to the US press, the main stock indices did not show a single dynamics against the background of data on the labor market of the country.

The Dow Jones industrial index dropped 0.62% to 25,178.61 points, while the NASDAQ high-tech companies index rose 0.36% to 7,588.32 points and updated the record.

In addition, according to the information of the US Department of Labor, the growth of wages in the country has slowed to 2.6% in annual terms after the rate of 2.9% a month earlier.
The unemployment rate in the US has not changed since January – 4.1%, and the number of jobs increased by 313 thousand.

Egypt chose 4 banks for the first bond issue in euros

The Egyptian government has selected four European banks to organize the country’s first bond issue denominated in euros, Egypt’s Assistant Minister of Finance for Capital Market Operations Khaled Abd Elrahman told a Bloomberg telephone interview.

The budget deficit in the US in February was $ 215.248 billion

The US budget deficit in February 2017-2018 fiscal year was 215.248 billion dollars after the January surplus of 49.236 billion dollars, the report of the country’s Ministry of Finance.

During the year, the growth of the number of bank cards in China amounted to 9.3%

By the end of last year, the total number of bank cards in circulation in China was 6.69 billion, up 9.3% from a year earlier.

The Cabinet nominated eight candidates to the Supervisory Board of Alrosa

The Russian government has nominated Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev, an assistant to the head of the Federal Property Management Agency Ilya Elizarov, as well as Leonid Petukhov, Director General of the Agency of the Far East for attracting investments and supporting exports, to the supervisory board of Alrosy.

To cadastral evaluation will connect robots

The problem of overstating the cadastral value of real estate was raised today at the board of Rosreestra. First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov noted that now this assessment applied for tax purposes sometimes exceeds the market value of housing.

We need to learn very quickly – perhaps with the help of artificial intelligence, even, so that the taxpayer is never obliged to pay tax at a cadastral value that is higher than the market. – Igor Shuvalov, Russian statesman

Inflation in Venezuela exceeded six thousand percent

The level of accumulated inflation in Venezuela for the period from February 2017 to February 2018 increased by more than six thousand percent, Reuters reports citing the Finance Commission of the national assembly of the country.

“Alrosa” repaid ahead of schedule loans through the sale of gas assets

The diamond mining company Alrosa reported that it repaid bank loans in advance of $ 450 million ahead of schedule from the sale of its gas assets.

Shadow Banking has stopped scaring regulators

The share of non-bank lending in the GDP of the countries studied in 2011-2016 increased from 62% to 73%. The mechanisms of collective investment, subject to the risks of panic withdrawal of funds – they account for 72% of “shadow banking” in the understanding of the FSB – for the year increased by 11%.

US Department of State: Russia is ready to compete with Russia in the market of gas supplies to the EU

Earlier, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State spoke against the construction of the “Nord Stream – 2”. In her opinion, the implementation of the project will make Gazprom a monopoly on the European market.

FAS stopped the case on the complaint of Rosneft to Sakhalin Energy

The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) has stopped the case against the operator of the Sakhalin Energy gas pipeline on the complaint of Rosneft. According to the agency, the termination of the case is due to the fact that “the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of PJSC” NK Rosneft “is secured by a court decision”

Shale oil production in the US will reach almost 7 million barrels per day

According to the information and analytical agency Bloomberg with reference to the US Department of Energy, in April, it is also expected to increase gas production at American fields.

Helium “Gazprom” will go to the East in three years

OOO Gazprom Export has concluded contracts for the supply of helium from the Amur GPP, the Federal News Agency reported to the company.

The Brazilian Petrobras put up for sale 2 offshore fields

Brazilian oil and gas giant Petrobras put up for sale Piranema and Piranema Sul fields, WorldOil reported. The company is in these projects operator with 100% share.

“Cortez”: Wholesale prices for gasoline in the Russian Federation increased from March 5 to 7

Wholesale prices for gasoline in Russia grew on the basis of the working week from March 5 to 7; most significantly changed the price for gasoline “Premium 95”, which went up by 795 rubles – to 42.608 thousand rubles per ton, according to the information center “Cortez”.

Eni will sell 10% in the Zohr project of Mubadala Petroleum

Eni will sell 10% of the project to develop a large Zohr gas field from Mubadala Petroleum. This was reported to Eni on Monday. The transaction amount is $ 934 million

The government will discuss the requests of Rosneft and Surgutneftegaz

The government will discuss the requests of Rosneft and Surgutneftegaz According to the minutes of the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, the government will once again have to start an exchange of views on how and when to introduce the state support of the refinery in the form of a refundable excise.

Rosneft received a license for the Ice Site in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District

Rosnedra issued a license to Rosneft for geological exploration, exploration and production of minerals within the Ledyanoy hydrocarbon section in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (KhMAO), the company’s materials show.

The growth of industrial production in Kazakhstan in January-February amounted to 5.6%

In January-February 2018, the volume of industrial production in Kazakhstan increased by 5.6% (year-on-year), state statistics reported.

TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERNET

Instagram turned off GIF after accusations of racism

Developers of Instagram have suspended integration with the Giphy service, which allowed using GIF-images for the design of photos and videos in “stories”. According to the portal The Verge, the cause was the racist “hyphy”, found by service administrators

Experts found an indestructible virus for PCs

The new software is aimed specifically at routers, thus spreading across the web with the fastest speed. The virus is able to replace the original code libraries with invalid codes, and after downloading the components and attacking the computers on the Web.

Russian IMHO is preparing to sell advertising on YouTube

The company will begin selling advertising on the highly professional channels of Russian YouTube. A major service belongs to Google, which previously also advertised on such channels. Seller IMHO will post video ads on more than 150 Russian-language channels.

Google wants to make AMP a web standard

The company wants to use these technologies in the future everywhere and the pages that use them can be displayed in search results along with AMP-pages. Thus, Google plans to make AMP a web standard.

Quantum computer Google Bristlecone

Google Quantum AI Lab reports on the creation of a 72-bit chip Bristlecone. According to developers this move is the most productive for today.

Supermicro has granted access to 100G networks

The company from the US Supermicro has granted access to its customers for high-speed networks of 100G. Already, a number of enterprises are transferred to a new range and the cost of services remains unchanged.

The house at the SXSW festival has become “smart” with the help of Google Assistant

At the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas Austin, Google turned an ordinary house into a voice assistant assistant show. Having announced the new Custom Device Actions feature recently, Google, as promised, presented the “smart” things at the SXSW festival

Microsoft is working on a block-based identification system

Since 2017, the corporation has been working to create a decentralized identification system (DID) based on the technology of blocking. Microsoft believes that the newest system of identification will bring a total benefit, both to users and the company itself: – Security and savings.

Windows 10 will have a useful cloud clipboard function

Windows 10 will use the new clipboard function. The Cloud Clipboard engine is a cloud storage that is tied to a Microsoft ID account. It will allow OS owners to facilitate data transfer between devices

Apple acquired a service for reading the magazines Texture

The American corporation Apple has informed on purchase of service of electronic subscription to magazines Texture. This is stated in the company’s press release.

Apple will release a budget MacBook for $ 900

Apple will release a budget laptop series MacBook, worth $ 900. The laptop will receive a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. Which line, Pro or Air, will be a novelty, is not specified, writes DigiTimes.

Huawei showed on the video smartphone P20 Lite two weeks before the release

Huawei showed on the video smartphone P20 Lite two weeks before the release. Thus, potential buyers could look at the novelty on the eve of his presentation.

It became known about the new design of the upcoming iPhone

The Internet leaked information about the innovations that Apple is preparing to make in the design of the newest iPhone. The appearance of future models will change significantly. At the headquarters of the company, they announced their intention to remove the cutout at the top of the display

Toshiba introduced smart glasses on Windows 10

Toshiba introduced new smart glasses running on Windows 10. The dinaEdge device is a mixture of a minicomputer and an optical module that can be put on top of ordinary glasses, turning them into clever ones.

Xiaomi Mi 7 lit up on the benchmark Geekbench

Xiaomi Mi 7 with the Snapdragon 845 chipset was lit up on the benchmark Geekbench. In the service the device is registered under the code name Xiaomi Dipper. The flagship will appear on the market a few months after the debut of the long-awaited Mi MIX 2S, which will be announced on March 27.

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T will receive a beta version of Android 8.1 Oreo

The update size is 16 GB, it comes with a patch designed for operating system security, for February 2018. OnePlus 5 / 5T users are expecting significant updates, engineers will distribute the latest beta version of the OS, the update will receive settings that are performed in manual mode.

THE SCIENCE

Scientists have found a way to quickly produce free green energy

Specialists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the company Fusion Systems said that in the next 15 years in the United States will begin mass production of free and fully renewable energy.

Our system, built on a new class of high-temperature superconductors and small-capacity super-power magnets, will provide for the first time a synthesis reaction that produces more energy than required for reactor operation

Scientists named the best sedative for students in the session

Scientists conducted an experiment, during two weeks watching the students during the session. One group they asked to play with the pupils before the exam, the other group did not resort to the help of the quadrupeds.

Communication with animals prevented stress and negative emotions in students. Other participants in the experiment who did not come into contact with animals were more stressed

Scientists have found a link between genes and the ability to empathy

A team of specialists from Cambridge University was able to determine the relationship between the human genome and its ability to empathize with other people. The scientists collaborated with the organization 23andMe, which had the opportunity to obtain the necessary DNA samples.

Scientists: the volcanic apocalypse of the Stone Age did not affect Africa

Geologists and paleontologists have found new hints that the eruption of Toba’s super volcano, which occurred 73,000 years ago, almost did not affect Africa and the tribes of ancient people who lived in the south of the continent, according to an article published in the journal Nature

In one of the villages in India found a statue of the dancing god Siva

Archaeologists said that the found sculpture was created in the 7th or 8th century as an amalaka – a stone disk that is located on the top of the main tower of the temple and symbolizes the sacred lotus.

The attraction of bosons will simplify the work of the Silard engine

Physicists from Sweden and Japan investigated how the inclusion of interaction between bosons will affect the work of the Silard engine, which “recycles” information about the system into operation.

Russian physicists have found material for high-speed quantum Internet

Fortunately, an “antidote” has already been proposed that allows 100% protection of transmitted information from quantum computers and, in general, of all kinds of attacks. We are talking about quantum cryptography, the stability of which is ensured not by the complexity of deciphering, but by the laws of quantum physics.

Scientists have called humans the smallest of all primates

Scientists David Samson and Charles Nan conducted research and named humans as the lowest-sleeping of all primates. According to experts, a person is recommended to take about 10 hours to sleep, but he suffices and 7 for further wakefulness.

Physicists have seen topological superconductivity in an iron-based material

Physicists from Japan, China and the United States have experimentally confirmed theoretically predicted topological superconducting states on the surface of FeTe0.55Se0.45 material and measured the size of their energy gap

The reasons for traveling on social networks

An expert from the University of Binghamton Isaak Vaghefy found out that people who have conscientiousness and accommodating knowingly translate communication into a virtual world. Vaghefi said that dependent people want to keep contacts with social networks, but as a result, individuals expose themselves to become “Internet addicts”.

People are experiencing negative moments in life, but compensate for everyday experiences with the help of traveling through social networks

SPACE

Baikonur will build a mobile tower for the landing of crews

At the Baikonur cosmodrome, a special mobile tower with a height of over 60 meters will be built. It will be designed to land crews in the new Russian space ship Federation, which will go on its first flight in 2022.

Scientists have found a potentially inhabited planet in the constellation Taurus

According to the Astronomical Journal, this is a K2-155 system in the constellation Taurus, which is 200 light-years distant from the Earth. According to Teruyuki Hirano from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, three exoplanets rotate around the red dwarf.

“Roskosmos” will launch two vehicles to extend the life of satellites

“In the next stages, the Space Drone launches are planned to service low-Earth orbit satellites, to actively collect space debris and perform other logistics tasks in space,” the state corporation said.

Kazan Astronomers Create Russian Navigation System on the Moon

Astronomers of Kazan KFU participate in the creation of the Russian navigation system on the Moon. Its basis will be light laser beacons, which are planned to be installed on the surface of a natural satellite of the Earth. The first such lighthouse “Roskosmos” will deliver to the moon as early as 2019

On the day of elections in Russia, the brother of the Chelyabinsk meteorite will fly to Earth

The heavenly body belongs to the Apollo group and is unlikely to fall to Earth in the coming years. But on March 18, the day of the Russian President’s election, he will approach the closest possible distance – 1 million 676 thousand km, which by the standards of the solar system is very close, the expert of ToDay News Ufa reports.

Astronomers have built a three-dimensional model of the solar shock wave

Astronomers have built a three-dimensional model that shows how shock waves from the Sun come from the coronal mass ejection. To do this, the researchers used the data of four ESA and NASA satellites, according to the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate.

Scientists specified the age of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko, discovered by Soviet scientists in 1969, was formed as a result of the collision of two cosmic bodies in the late stages of the formation of the solar system, that is, it is much younger than previously thought.

Scientists have discovered two unusually bright rare quasars with a high redshift

The spectrum of quasars with a high redshift is used by astronomers to calculate black holes whose gravity affects the formation and development of quasars. However, the problem is the search for super-bright quasars, since it is very difficult to detect them with the help of usual color separations

AUTO

Published the first image of the new crossover Acura RDX

There was new information about the new generation of Japanese crossover Acura RDX. So, according to the press service of the automaker, under the hood of the novelty will be placed 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will work in tandem with a 10-speed automatic transmission

New crossover from Ravon will be presented in August 2018

In the near future, the model range of the Uzbek brand will be replenished with the first crossover. The debut of the new model of the brand is planned for August 2018 as part of the auto show in Moscow. The car will be delivered to the Russian market in early 2019.

Volkswagen Teramont is available in Russia

In the Russian market, sales of the 7-crossover Volkswagen Teramont started, which is available with two variants of power units and automatic transmission. In total, buyers will be offered four versions of the equipment, the most affordable of which is estimated at 2.8 million rubles.

Company Alpina has released a new crossover BMW Alpina XD4

The company Alpina led the development of Alpina XD4 in parallel with the X4, because they are official partners of BMW and sometimes help the Bavarian automaker in the development of cars

In Aston Martin working on the “younger brother” of the hypercar Valkyrie

Engineers of the company Aston Martin are working to create a mid-engine hypercar, which will compete with McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. These models no longer produce. Information about this is reported by Autocar.

The new Lexus LS went on sale in Russia

Russian dealers Lexus began selling the flagship sedan Lexus LS a new generation. The novelty is available in two trim levels – Comfort and Executive. The cost of the Comfort package is 5 million 539 thousand rubles, the Executive package – 6 million 502 thousand rubles

Mercedes-AMG is preparing a “charged” version of the coupe GT

It is expected that for the version of the Black Series will be adapted part of the body parts from the Mercedes-AMG GT GT4 coupe. Recall that currently the most powerful version of the Mercedes-AMG GT – the performance of the R – is equipped with a 585-horsepower motor

Eyewitnesses filmed Tesla Semi trailers with real trailers on video

The video began to appear on the network, where Tesla electric trucks move on public roads with real cargo. Videos began to appear on various YouTube channels. One of the videos shows two trucks of different versions, which can be seen from the height of the cabin.

Datsun introduced new special versions of GO and GO +

For the Indian market, Datsun released special versions of GO and GO +. Both models received the Remix Limited Edition spacer for the name and they can be distinguished from the classic modifications on the black grille, wheel disks and spoiler.

Hypercar Corbellati Missile: 1800 forces and 500 km / h

The idea of a supercar, developing a speed of 500 km / h, as admitted by the son of Maitre Demetrio Corbellati, was first a joke. But then he, along with his brother Aquila Corbellati, took up the matter seriously – Demetrio even interrupted his architecture training for a year.

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