20 Sep, 2018

“Walls” to protect against demonstrators

Concern “Kalashnikov” by the end of 2018 will put Rosgvardia to 10 complexes “Wall”, which are designed to protect against demonstrators

This shield is designed not only to protect the soldiers of Rosgvardia from the crowd in zones of riots. In this shield there are convenient loopholes for the shooting of the crowd. The fire impact on the crowd is carried out with the help of the regular weapons of the fighters.

The machines also installed means of sound pressure and stroboscopes – devices that “attack” people with repeated bright flash flashes.

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Most Russians supported the idea of ​​banning smartphones in schools

Three quarters of Russians (73%) supported the idea of ​​banning the use of smartphones and other gadgets during classes in schools. This is evidenced by the survey data of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VCIOM).

The initiative to limit the use of phones by schoolchildren in classes is supported by respondents of all ages and is not seen as an intrusion into the personal space of our children, but as a way to increase their concentration in the educational process. – Valeriy Fedorov, Russian political scientist

The initiative to return rooms for smoking in airports was not supported

Rospotrebnadzor does not support the idea of returning rooms for smoking to airports. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the department.

Kuban will get 100 million rubles to create a comfortable urban environment

The funds are intended for the winners of the All-Russian competition of the best projects for creating a comfortable urban environment in small towns and historic settlements. A total of 4.9 billion rubles have been allocated for these purposes, grants have been distributed among 43 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

In Moscow there will be even more “talking zebras”

Another 35 pedestrian crossings in Moscow will have inscriptions reminiscent of the rules of safety. The experiment began in May this year. The inscriptions “Take the child by the hand”, “Look around” and “Take off the headphones” were applied on the sidewalks in front of 14 transitions.

“Assistants to Moscow” recorded about 1.2 million violations of parking rules

The application “Assistant to Moscow” can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play, and then create an account on the mos.ru portal. Its users, after making two or three pictures of parking infringers, send information about them to MADI, STSI or GKU “Administrator of Moscow parking space”.

The average payment for property tax has doubled

Most of all, tax collections on property have grown in the Magadan region, the Komi Republic, the Tula region and the Republic of Khakassia. In Moscow in 2017, the average check amounted to 1050 rubles, and on average in the country this figure is 355.8 rubles.

Bryansk blogger proposed to draw the army to fight with garbage

For years, the authorities have not been able to cope with this problem. But the Bryansk ecologist, journalist and blogger Alexander Chernov has found an “effective” and inexpensive way to deal with garbage

The Ministry of Internal Affairs presented the results of checking the activities of Laima Vaikule

The Main Directorate for Migration Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs did not find any violations in the concert activity and stay of the singer Laima Vaikule on the territory of Russia as a result of the conducted inspection, the ministry’s reply, which is available to RIA Novosti, states.

Earlier, the head of the working group on crime in the sphere of the economy of the public council at the Moscow administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Alexander Khaminsky, sent a request to Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsov with a request to check the concert activity of Vaikule in Russia

Turkey simplified the acquisition of citizenship

Turkey has significantly simplified the acquisition of citizenship for foreigners, the corresponding decree of the country’s President Tayyip Erdogan was published in the government newsletter Resmi Gazete on Wednesday.

According to the decree, the fixed amount of capital provided for obtaining the right to the citizenship of Turkey is reduced from 2 million to 500 thousand dollars. The minimum value of real estate required from foreigners for the transition to Turkish citizenship is reduced from 1 million to 250 thousand dollars. The amendments were also made to the point on the employment of at least 100 workers by a foreigner – now it is enough to provide employment for at least 50 employees to obtain the right to citizenship. The amount of deposits that must be deposited with banks in Turkey to obtain citizenship also decreased from 3 million to 500,000 dollars.

Cities of Russia with the best medical care

Specialists of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation summarized the data of a sociological survey conducted in Russian cities with a population of more than 250,000 people and determined where the best treatment is in Russia. St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tyumen, Surgut lead the way in the quality of health care

On the rules of obtaining a deduction for property tax

According to Article 403 of the Tax Code, when calculating the tax on physical persons’ property, based on the cadastral value of the objects, the tax base is reduced in respect of each residential building by the amount of cadastral value of 50 square meters from its total area. With reference to an apartment and part of an apartment house – by the value of the cadastral value of 20 square meters, with respect to the room or part of the apartment – 10 square meters. These tax deductions are automatically taken into account when calculating the tax for all objects. The owner of real estate does not need to apply to the tax with any statement, including an application for tax relief, stresses the Federal Tax Service

The Russian government proposed to raise the minimum wage from January 1, 2019

The Russian government has proposed raising the minimum wage (SMIC) from January 1, 2019 to 11,280 rubles. This follows from the materials of the tripartite commission, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday, September 19.

The amount of unemployment benefits from 2019

From January 1, 2019, the maximum unemployment benefit will be 8,000 rubles, said Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova.

“As for the maximum size, it increases from 4,900 rubles to 8,000 rubles,” TASS quotes Golikov.

The court arrested the shares of Grudinin in the “Lenin’s State Farm”

Vidnovsky City Court of the Moscow Region has arrested all the shares in ZAO Lenin’s State Farm owned by former Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin. The arrest was imposed within the division of property with the former wife Irina. About this “360” told her lawyer Elena Boytsova.

Russia plans to supply live frogs to China

It is reported that, on the basis of China’s requirements, the Russian agency prepared a draft veterinary certificate for live frogs for food purposes exported from the Russian Federation. “Live frogs are recognized as fit for human consumption,” the materials say.

More than 11 thousand Muscovites will receive payments for the anniversary of the Battle of Moscow

A one-time payment of 10 thousand rubles will be received by more than 11 thousand invalids and participants of the Great Patriotic War to the 77th anniversary of the beginning of the counter-offensive of the Soviet troops in the battle near Moscow

The most expensive apartment in Moscow was estimated at 7 billion rubles

The most expensive apartment in the capital elite real estate market was put up for sale for 6.9 billion rubles. This is a five-level penthouse with an area of 1.8 thousand square meters. m, located in the residential complex “Vienna House” in the 1st Neopalimovsky Lane, according to international consulting company Knight Frank.

The population of Russia in January-July decreased by 91.9 thousand people

The population of Russia for January-July of 2018 was reduced by 91.9 thousand people, as of August 1, it was 146.8 million people, Rosstat said on Wednesday.

The State Duma supported the bill on combating fictitious marriages

Deputies of the State Duma supported in the first reading a bill on combating fictitious marriages between Russians and foreigners. September 19, the initiative of the government passed its first reading, according to the website of the lower house of parliament

In the ROC agreed with the Pope, who called sex a divine gift

Chairman of the Patriarchal Commission for Family, Maternity and Childhood Protection, Protopriest Dimitry Smirnov agreed with the words of Pope Francis, who called sex “the gift of God.” At the same time, Smirnov noted that only gifts between spouses can be considered a gift from God.

Rosavtodor in 2019 will consider the entry of toll highways

Rosavtodor will return to the issue of expediency of entering paid high-speed lanes on highways of large cities next year, deputy head of Rosavtodor Dmitry Pronchatov told journalists at the forum “Transport Infrastructure of Russia”, which is being held at the MIA “Russia Today”.

Where Russians bought real estate this summer

We tell about the most popular among Russians this year, the country in terms of real estate. Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, USA, Germany In Bulgaria, Russians most often chose apartments by the sea in closed complexes with infrastructure – a swimming pool, children’s playgrounds.

Gastarbeiters sent home, and trowels and brooms vsuchat Russian elderly

Russian officials, who are clearly tasked to squeeze cannibal pension reform, at any cost, do not tire of inventing methods to mitigate it. One of the proposals to abandon labor migrants, and their jobs to give Russians pre-retirement age

Total video surveillance in colonies and prisons

The total equipment of DVR staff and video cameras – premises, as well as the storage of video materials for at least one year, will require more than 16 billion rubles from the budget, the first deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Anatoly Rudy said. He told about this at the meeting of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on human rights and development of civil society (HRO).

“The total need for territorial offices of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in portable video recorders is more than 28,000 sets, for the purchase of which it will take half a billion rubles.” In CCTV cameras and security television systems – 34,000. “This will require another 1 billion rubles.” To increase the storage of video materials to one year will require the allocation of about 15 billion rubles, “- said Rudy, whose words led TASS.

The official also noted that it is impossible to implement this in the medium term. In addition, for a quality service, it will also be necessary to increase the staff, since the load on the surveillance operators will increase significantly


Schlumberger agreed to transfer part of the Russian technology for the sake of a share in the EDC

American Schlumberger is ready to transfer part of its technology to Eurasia Drilling for obtaining a deal on the part of the Russian Federation to purchase a stake in the Russian company, Vedomosti reports, citing sources.

The Ministry of Agriculture promises compensation to farmers

Damage caused to agrarians in 2018, in 18 regions, amounted to 5 billion 850 million rubles for these regions.

As the correspondent of IA REGNUM reports, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev said this on September 19 at the “government hour” in the State Duma.

Now the expert evaluation is carried out only in 18 regions. The damage caused to the agrarians, for today, amounted to 5 billion 850 million rubles for these regions, “said Patrushev. Based on the results of the expert evaluation of all affected entities, a final amount will be received, which will show the full extent of the damage. The government will work to compensate for it, “he stressed, assuring that the funds” are in the budget

China cut its investment in the US national debt by $ 7.7 billion

The Chinese authorities for July reduced by $ 7.7 billion investment in the national debt of the United States. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the data of the US Treasury.

Gazprom Neft was told about the need for incentives from the state

The production of Gazprom Neft will remain stable for the next 3-5 years, to further maintain its level, incentives are needed from the state, said Alexander Dyukov, CEO of Gazprom Neft, on the sidelines of the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum.

Demand in the studio grew by one and a half times

According to the managing partner of the company “Metrium” Maria Litinetskaya, a rapid reduction in the volume of supply indicates a very high demand for this format of housing. Over the past year, the average number of studios in the capital’s new comfort-class market has been growing by 6% each month.

Russian government promises new benefits to oil industry workers

The Russian government intends to support the oil industry with a ruble. Despite the fact that, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, it is no longer possible to raise prices this year, the government can increase the support limit for the oil industry.

In Russia, they can introduce special actions for the founders of companies

The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia proposed to allow public and non-public companies to issue ordinary shares with special conditions. This is written on September 19 Vedomosti.

According to the newspaper, if you give business the right to issue securities with special conditions (including “super-voting” – for business owners and majority shareholders), this measure can positively affect the process of companies’ return from offshore

The head of Danske will resign because of the scandal with money laundering

Danske Bank CEO Thomas F. Borgen resigned amid a scandal about money laundering through the Estonian branch of the bank, according to a press release from Danske. The decision was announced after the publication of the results of the conducted investigation in Estonia.

Russians in August took a mortgage at 270 billion rubles

In August, Russian banks issued mortgages for 260 – 270 billion rubles. This is 1.5 times more than in August 2017

The draft law on crypto-currencies was prepared for the second reading in the State Duma

Mining in Russia will be considered as a tool for raising capital, according to the bill “On Digital Financial Assets”, which was prepared for the second reading in the State Duma, Izvestia writes.

“Hole” in the capital of the “New Industrial Bank” amounted to 113.5 million rubles

The cumulative difference between the value of liabilities and assets of the New Industrial Bank (Moscow), which lost its license in August, amounted to 113.529 million rubles, followed by the bulletin of the Bank of Russia. The Central Bank estimates the bank’s assets at the level of 298.882 million rubles, liabilities – 412.411 million rubles.

Sberbank noted a sharp increase in money transfers from the card to the card

The volume of such operations for eight months of this year exceeded 13.5 trillion rubles.

The credit institution does not deny that a significant part of these operations are payments for goods and services, but note that the payment of profit tax from such activities remains at the discretion of citizens, the newspaper Kommersant writes. According to experts, Sberbank could easily identify those who use cards for commercial purposes, and help the tax service to find non-payers, but such a duty does not have a bank

In Dagestan, the factory for printing counterfeit rubles was liquidated

In Dagestan, police officers liquidated the factory for the production of counterfeit money. As a result of operational activities in Makhachkala and Kaspiysk, counterfeit five-thousand bills for the amount of about 30 million rubles were seized.

China will spend $ 14.6 billion on the development of the digital economy

In the next five years, China will invest about 100 billion yuan (about $ 14.6 billion) in the development of the digital economy. This is stated in the agreement between the Development Bank of China and the State Committee for Development and Reform of China, said September 19, the Xinhua News Agency,

Central Bank to capitalize Asia-Pacific Bank by 9 billion rubles

After the additional share issue, the regulator will own more than 99.9% of the ordinary shares of ATB. The ATB will comply with capital adequacy ratios, taking into account the required premiums. Later, the Central Bank plans to sell the bank to a new investor.

The government recounted the dividends of state companies

Growth of revenues from dividends of state companies is expected by the Ministry of Finance in the draft federal budget for 2019-2021. (“Vedomosti” got acquainted with the document). In comparison with the current budget, these revenues will grow by 264 billion rubles in 2019. up to 588.3 billion rubles, and in 2021 it will reach 675 billion rubles. This year, the budget should receive 278.8 billion rubles from dividends.

The Finance Ministry has laid in the budget growth of dividends of the Savings Bank in 1,5 times

In 2018, the budget received from the Savings Bank 135.5 billion rubles. dividends (they are transferred by the Central Bank, which owns 50% + 1 share of Sberbank). Following the results of 2017, Sberbank paid the shareholders a record dividend – based on 36.2% of net profit under IFRS.

Hopes for the growth of the National Welfare Fund

The volume of SWF at the end of 2018 will be 3.8 trillion rubles, in 2019 it will grow by 4 trillion rubles, in 2020 – by 3.5 trillion, in 2021 – by 2.8 trillion, according to the draft budget of the Russian Federation, which familiarized with RIA Novosti.

Thus, the volume of FNB funds at the end of 2018 is expected to be 3.8% of GDP, at the end of next year – 7.4% of GDP, in 2020 the volume of the fund will reach 10.3% of GDP, and in 2021 – 12 % Of GDP. Achieving the NWF level of 7% of GDP allows the Ministry of Finance to direct these funds for investment. The head of the Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov said earlier that the ministry is already discussing various scenarios of possible investment of the fund’s resources

In “VIM-Avia” they found it impossible to improve the financial health of the company

The temporary manager of the airline “VIM-Avia” Maria Bulatova said that it was impossible to carry out the financial recovery of the company. This is reported by the correspondent of RBC-Kazan

The Central Bank noted a decrease in demand for cash foreign currency

Taking into account the volume of the aggregate supply, the net demand of the population for foreign currency in cash grew by 3.3 times in July to $ 1.6 billion. “At the same time, the growth in net demand was mainly due to a significant increase in net demand for US dollars, – the Bank of Russia Bulletin says.

42 billion rubles for the construction of student hostels

In 2019, the social infrastructure of universities will be 8.7 billion rubles, in 2020 – 13.4 billion rubles, in 2021 – 19.9 billion rubles.

To promote the brand of Russian education on the international market will be allocated 1.4 billion rubles for three years.

The draft budget also provides for the development of a mechanism and tools to attract foreign students to Russia. For this purpose, 1.1 billion rubles will be allocated.

The National Bank of Belarus has kept interest rates at the level of 10%

In a statement of the Board of the National Bank of Belarus on the results of the September 19, 2018 meeting on monetary policy, it is noted that “maintaining the refinancing rate at the current level is aimed at maintaining monetary conditions ensuring inflation near the 5% target in 2019-2020.” .

Oil and gas revenues of the RF budget will decrease in 2019-2020

Oil and gas revenues of Russia’s federal budget in 2018 will amount to 8.7 trillion rubles, and in 2019-2020 they will drop to 8.29 trillion and 7.93 trillion respectively. This is stated in the explanatory note to the draft budget of the Russian Federation for three years.

Wholesale gas prices in 2019 will increase by 1.4%

The indexation of wholesale gas prices for all categories of consumers in 2019 will be 1.4%, in 2020-2024 will not exceed 3%, the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation says.

Surgutneftegaz urges customers to switch to euros

According to the agency, the company asks oil buyers to sign an additional agreement allowing, if necessary, to switch from payments in dollars to euros. At the same time, Surgutneftegaz warned customers about a possible refusal to accept applications from buyers, if the document is not signed.

The development of the Northern Sea Route in 2019 will send 9.6 billion rubles

Expenditures of the RF budget for the development of the Northern Sea Route in 2019 are laid at the level of 9.6 billion rubles, follows from an explanatory note to the draft budget for 2019-2021, which was reviewed by RIA Novosti


Trump announced a speedy new meeting with Kim Jong-Eun

President of the United States Donald Trump said that he will soon hold a meeting with the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-no. The president told the American journalists during his visit to North Carolina.

Russia wants to open a consulate general in Harbin

The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova said that Moscow wants to open a general consulate in the Chinese city of Harbin in accordance with an intergovernmental agreement with the PRC of September 3, 2015.

The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry explained that the opening of new foreign institutions is influenced not only by political, economic, humanitarian and other bilateral ties, but also by the intensity of the tourist flow.

In the Lviv region banned singing Russian songs

In the Lviv region on September 18, a moratorium on the public use of any cultural products in Russian was introduced, according to “Ukrainian News”

Palestine supports Russia in the Crimea issue

Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper said that the Palestinian authorities support the position of the Russian side on the Crimea. He answered the question about the attitude of the Palestinian authorities towards the status of the Crimea and the results of the referendum held on the peninsula.

Special territories of the Crimea received a federal status

“Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on the creation of specially protected natural areas (PAs) of federal significance on the territory of the Crimea,” the ministry said.

Ukraine threatened Hungary because of secret issuance of passports in Transcarpathia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin, plans to discuss with his Hungarian counterpart the reports about the secret issue of Hungarian passports to Ukrainians. The meeting will be held at the UN General Assembly. About this Klimkin himself reported on his Twitter.

In New York at the UN General Assembly I will meet with the Hungarian Minister. If this video about the issuance of Hungarian passports in Ukrainian Berehove is not a fake, then I think he will have to go to issue Hungarian passports to Budapest. And not Ukrainian citizens. It’s more convenient there. – Pavel Klimkin, Ukrainian diplomat

Macron will meet with Trump and Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

On the margins of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, which opened earlier in New York, there will be meetings between French President Emmanuel Macron and US leader Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.

US wants deal with Iran on nuclear program

The United States expressed the hope of signing an agreement with Iran, which would cover nuclear and ballistic programs simultaneously. The deal should not be a personal arrangement, but an official agreement, stressed US special envoy Brian Hook.

The head of Catalonia advocated the holding of a referendum on self-determination

The Catalan leader said that the next meeting with the Prime Minister of Spain could take place in mid-October. According to Kim Torra, dialogue is necessary.

“There is no other way than a referendum,” Torra added.

He called for negotiations to be held to find out what the government, headed by Pedro Sanchez, is offering.

On October 1 last year, a referendum on independence was held in Catalonia, which Madrid called illegal.

George Bush junior caught in interference in the Macedonian question

Recall, in Macedonia began a referendum on the renaming of the country initiated by Greece. Athens opposes the use of the name “Macedonia”, because in Greece there is a territory with this name. Also, Athens has territorial claims to Skopje.

Head of South Ossetia declared readiness for dialogue with Georgia

The head of the Republic of South Ossetia (RSO), Anatoly Bibilov, in an interview with Izvestia stated his readiness for a dialogue with the Georgian authorities.

On the eve of the presidential elections in Georgia in South Ossetia (RSO), an increase in the number of provocations by Tbilisi is expected. This was in an interview with Izvestia, said the head of the republic Anatoly Bibilov. According to him, only from the beginning of 2018 about 400 detentions were carried out on the border with Georgia.

US supports independence and territorial integrity of Georgia

US Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, at a meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister David Zakaliani, confirmed that Washington still stands for Georgia’s territorial integrity and independence, Interfax reports.

“Deputy State Secretary Hale during the meeting confirmed the support of the United States for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Georgia,” the State Department said.

It also notes that the parties “discussed issues of US-Georgian cooperation on global security priorities, as well as issues of regional development.”

Trump extended sanctions imposed after the attacks of September 11, 2001

President of the United States Donald Trump decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the US administration for another year after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. As reported by the White House press service, the head of state notified the heads of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the US Congress


Putin ordered the development of new types of weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the need to start planning the development of new types of weapons.

To implement the current program – and we have it calculated before 2027 – we started this year. It takes into account the current trends in the development of weapons and military equipment in the world, as well as the experience of the combat use of Russian weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. – Vladimir Putin

Russian bases in Syria will be protected by automated control systems

Security of Russian bases in Khmeimim and Tartus will be strengthened with the help of automated control systems, said Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov.

Putin and Assad did not discuss the collapse of the IL-20 in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian leader Bashar Assad did not discuss the incident with the Il-20, which crashed over the Mediterranean. This was reported by the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

North Korea and South Korea signed a comprehensive military agreement

The heads of defense departments of the DPRK and South Korea But Gwan Chol and Son Yong Mu signed a comprehensive agreement in the military sphere during the summit of the leaders of the two republics, which is taking place in Pyongyang.

British Defense Minister Meets with Ukrainian Military in Donbass

British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson arrived in Ukraine, after which he went to the Donbass. In Kramatorsk he was greeted by the commander of the Ukrainian operation of the united forces (OOS) Sergey Nayev and reported on the situation on the line of demarcation.

The head of the British Ministry of Defense discussed with the commander of Ukrainian operations in the Donbass a number of humanitarian issues, and also noted that London intends to continue to help Kiev.

Japan raised fighters in the sky because of Russian aircraft

As stated in the Joint Staff, the Japanese aircraft were lifted into the sky in response to the flight of the Su-27 multi-role fighter, the Su-24 front-line bomber and one “supposedly Russian” unidentified aircraft over the Sea of Japan Sea

Two terrorist groups rejected the Idlib agreement

The two largest jihadist groups in northwestern Syria rejected the agreement on the Syrian province of Idlib, which was concluded by Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin on September 17 in Sochi.

The new state armament program for 10 years will be adopted in 2023

The new 10-year state armament program will be adopted in 2023. This was announced on Wednesday by the Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov following the meeting of the Military Industrial Commission.

Russia has concluded more than 20 contracts on arms exports with African countries

Russia within two years has signed more than 20 agreements on arms exports with the countries of Africa, located to the south of the Sahara desert. Such information was shared by the head of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev.

China supports political settlement in Syria

During the open meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Syria, the Permanent Representative of China, Ma Zhaoxu, on behalf of the official Beijing supported any efforts to political settlement and alleviate the humanitarian situation in this country, Xinhua reports on September 19.

A large-scale training of combat launches of anti-aircraft missiles was held in Russia

The anti-aircraft missile systems of Buk-M2, Buk-M3, Tor-M2, Pantsir-S1 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and military units of the Southern Military District conducted combat training in during the large-scale training of reconnaissance and strike contours of the combined arms associations of the South-Eastern Division, “Astafiev said.


In Vladimir, a monument to provincial actors

Sculptural composition “Schastlivtsi and Neschastlivtsev”, a monument to provincial actors, was opened on Tuesday at the walls of the Vladimir Academic Drama Theater, which began the 170th season of the V All-Russian Theater Festival “At the Golden Gates”, TASS correspondent reports.

In Russia there will be a prize in the field of classical art “Tradition”

On September 18, the Ministry of Culture presented a concept for the development of the ROSIZO museum association. Within the framework of the presentation, the concept of the award in the field of contemporary classical Russian art “Tradition” was proposed.

The festival “Museum for people” was launched

The first international festival “Museum for people” was opened in Novosibirsk. It is attended by more than 100 museum specialists from 14 regions of Russia, as well as Korea and Germany.

The Theater of Nations announced plans for a new season

One of the most anticipated premieres of the new season of the Theater of Nations will be the musical “Dandies” based on the story of Yuri Korotkov. The play is put by Alexei Franchetti, he will be released in February 2019.

The objects of cultural heritage are the tombstones of merchants Pugovkin

Stone tombstones of merchants-Old Believers Pugovkin have received a conservation status. They are recognized as objects of cultural heritage, the website of the mayor and the government of Moscow.

The merchant dynasty Pugovkiny was engaged in the sale of caps in the shops of China-city. In addition, they owned several houses in the capital.

130 years ago passed the first ever beauty contest

The idea to choose the most beautiful girl on the official level was born in Belgium. They reacted to this event and organized it with all seriousness. Participants were selected according to the photos sent. There were more than 350 applications, but only 21 candidates for the title of “beauty queen” got to the finals.

Concert for the 120th anniversary of Gershwin to be held in Moscow

September 22 at the Moscow International House of Music will be a concert timed to the 120th anniversary of the birth of the American composer and pianist George Gershwin.

According to Interfax, the program includes musical parts from Gershwin’s works, melodies from American musicals and movies, as well as jazz compositions of the early 20th century.

Preservation of cultural heritage will be discussed in Veliky Novgorod

In Veliky Novgorod, the second International Scientific Symposium of the Russian Committee of the International Council for the Preservation of Monuments and Sites is opening.

The event will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Commission for UNESCO, the Union of Restorers, the Union of Architects – only about 200 specialists from the regions of Russia and other countries.

The first exhibition of Shepard Fairy in Russia opens in Moscow

In the Moscow Museum of Modern Art on September 19 opens an exhibition of American artist Shepard Faire. In his works he touches upon the themes of politics, ecology, religion, music.

This is the first personal exhibition of the artist in Russia. It is built on a thematic principle and reflects the key motifs and periods in his work: from the underground and Soviet constructivism enthusiasm to pop art and advertising design.

At the exhibition of Mikhail Larionov, 500 exhibits are exhibited

September 19 in the New Tretyakov Gallery will open an exhibition of Mikhail Larionov. It will be the first large-scale retrospective of the artist.

The exposition presents about 500 exhibits: painting, futuristic book, theatrical works, Larionov’s collection of lubriks, numerous archival documents. As the curators say, they tried to cover all facets of the author’s work.

The exhibition “Mikhail Larionov” in the New Tretyakov Gallery will last until January 20.

The exhibition “Treasures of Russian Museums” will be held in Moscow in November

The exhibition “Treasures of Russian Museums”, uniting more than 250 works, will be held in the central exhibition hall “Manezh” in November. This was announced at the presentation to the Ministry of Culture by the general director of “ROSIZO” Sergei Perov.

Budget for the national project “Culture” in Russia for three years

More than 43 billion rubles will be allocated from the federal budget for the implementation of the national project “Culture” in Russia in the next three years. This is stated in the explanatory note to the draft budget for 2019 and for the planning period of 2020 and 2021.

Within the framework of the federal project “Cultural Environment”, budget allocations are planned for the renovation of federal, regional and municipal cultural institutions, the creation of centers for cultural development in cities with a population of up to 300 thousand people and in rural areas, the modernization of regional and municipal theaters of the young spectator, arts and colleges with the necessary tools.

To create conditions for the display of national motion pictures in populated areas with a population of up to 500 thousand people in 2019-2021. it is planned to allocate 1 billion rubles annually.

International Ballet Festival will be held in the Kremlin

The International Ballet Festival with participation of world stars will be held for the seventh time in the State Kremlin Palace (GCD) from September 22 to 29.

The festival will open with the premiere of the ballet “Scarlet Flower”.

“The premiere is timed to the 160th anniversary of the publication of Sergei Aksakov’s fairy tale” The Scarlet Flower “, our performance Muscovites will see for the first time,” – said the director of the ballet Andrei Petrov.

The play was created for the music of the composer Vladimir Kuptsov, who together with Petrov acted as a co-author of the libretto. Grigory Belov became an artist-director.

Then the festival will continue the performances of the classical heritage.

The festival will end on September 29 by showing the ballet “Cipollino” to the music of Karen Khachaturyan.

Alexey Teacher intends to make a film about Dmitry Shostakovich

Russian film director Alexei Uchitel will start creating a film about the outstanding composer Dmitri Shostakovich after finishing work on the painting “Choi”.

He told about this on September 19 at a press conference within the framework of the XXVIII International Film Festival “Message to Man”.

In his opinion, the figure of Shostakovich, both as a composer and as a person, has not yet been thoroughly studied

Hand-written books of the 15th century will be presented at an exhibition in Moscow

An interactive exhibition “The Age in Miniature: An Ancient Heritage in the Renaissance Handwritten Book” will open in Moscow on September 24.

The pearl of the exposition will be an illustrated manuscript with the works of Virgil – Ambrosian Virgil. The historical relic belonged to Francesco Petrarca, TASS reported.

Joint exhibition of Dali and Picasso will be held in Moscow

In Moscow for the first time will be a large-scale exhibition of graphics, ceramics and sculptures by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

“This is a real festival of Spanish culture, visitors will have the opportunity to see simultaneously the work of two geniuses of the era,” organizers say.

The exhibition features two films about the collection, lectures about the creativity and life of Dali and Picasso are planned.

The project has already successfully passed in different countries of the world, as well as in many cities of Russia. In Moscow, the exhibition can be seen from September 27 to November 25 in the halls of the Garnet Court.


A retrospective of foreign films about Russia began

In Moscow, September 19, a retrospective of foreign films about Russia “Echo of Unicorns” was opened. In the program – pictures-participants of the London festival “Week of Russian Cinema”.

As reported by RIA Novosti, in just 5 festival days 13 pictures will be shown – seven gaming, six documentaries and one animation. The shows will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Voronezh.

Czech documentary films will be shown in Moscow

In Moscow, a retrospective of the Czech documentalists Philip Remunda and Vita Klusak begins. They will come to Moscow for the first time and will present their films until September 23

Will open the film “Par over the River” about the fate of three aging jazzmen. Other pictures of the program are devoted to civil resistance and indifferent townspeople. In the framework of the project, the Moscow premiere of the film “The World by Daliborek” will also take place.

Film from Lenfilm Studios will take part in the Pyongyang Festival

The film “Three Days to Spring” from the Lenfilm studio will go to the Pyongyang International Film Festival, which will take place from September 19 to 28. This statement was made by the Deputy General Director of the studio and producer Olga Agrafenina.

Loki and the Scarlet Witch from Marvel will receive solo serials

Disney will continue to develop the cumulated Marvel outside the wide screens. The company is preparing to launch several serials on its streaming service, the main roles in which will perform such secondary heroes as Loki and the Scarlet Witch.

Fedor Bondarchuk will play the main role in the debut of Alexei Smirnov

The film “Feat” will be the debut full-length work of Smirnov. Bondarchuk will also act as the producer of the film. Alexei Smirnov is known for his role in Avdotya Smirnova’s film “The Story of a Single Appointment”, as well as the director of the series “The Garden Ring”.

The final trailer for “Man on the Moon” was released

On the Universal Pictures channel, the final trailer for “The Man on the Moon” by Damien Shazell is published. The main roles in the film were played by Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling. In the US, the film has already been released and has caused mixed reactions from viewers.

The trailer of the movie “Stan and Ollie” was released

On the YouTube channel, Entertainment One UK, a trailer for the movie “Stan and Ollie” with John C. Raylelli, Danny Houston and Shirley Henderson starred. The film is based on the real story of the comedians Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, who have become one of the most popular comedy pairs in the history of cinema.

Koukalova starred in the Czech film “Teroristka”

Two-time world champion, Czech biathlete Gabriela Koukalova took part in the filming of the film “Teroristka”

Trailer “Grinch” in the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch

The original voice acting was performed by Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, Kenan Thompson and other Hollywood stars. Premiere of the cartoon in Russian cinemas will be held on December 20

The second trailer of “The Beautiful Boy” with Timothy Shalame was released

On the yutube channel Amazon Studios appeared the second trailer of the film “Beautiful Boy”, based on the memoirs of David and Nick Scheff about the father’s struggle with drug dependence of his son. The main roles in the film were performed by Timothy Shalame, Steve Carell, Mora Tierney and others.

The film “Abbey Downton” will be released in September 2019

Film companies Universal Pictures and Focus announced that a feature-length film based on the series “Downton Abbey” will be released in the world on September 13, 2019, and in North America, the premiere will take place a week later – September 20.

The production company LeBron announced a sequel to “Space Jam”

The production company LeBron James SpringHill Entertainment announced the release of the second part of the film “Space Jam” with the forward “Lakers” in the title role.

Film Festival “Literature and Cinema to Children” opened near St. Petersburg

The fifth film festival “Literature and Cinema for Children” opened on Wednesday in Gatchina, offering young audiences new items of Russian cinema and film classics of the past decades

Tbilisi will host the Days of Canadian Cinema

Days of Canadian cinema will be held in Tbilisi from September 23 to 25. The shows will be held at the cinema of the National Archives of Georgia. The organizers of this cultural event were the Georgian Natsarhiv and the Canadian University of Dalhousie, Sputnik-Georgia reports.


Cher transformed SOS into a female anthem of mutual assistance

Premiere of the clip of Cher on the song “SOS” from the album cover of ABBA “Dancing Queen” was held on September 18, 2018

Glenn Hughes will come to the House of Music with hits Deep Purple

The concert of Glenn Hughes will take place in the Svetlanovsky Hall of the House of Music on November 19, 2018. Ex-bassist and vocalist of the band Deep Purple will perform in Moscow the most famous hits of the band.

“Mumiy Troll” will arrange a New Year’s presentation of a new book in his bar

The group “Mumiy Troll” announced a concert called “New Year’s Watch” on December 23, 2018 in “Mumiy Troll Bar” in Moscow. On this day, a presentation of a new book by the group “The Watch Log”

The Primorsky Philharmonic is preparing for the festival of APR countries

Since September 29, the traditional and already the fifth festival “Days of cultures of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region” has been opened in Primorsky Krai Philharmonic Society, RIA VladNews reports with reference to the press service of the institution.

Rita Ora named her second album “Phoenix”

Rita Ora announced the release date for her new album. A record called “Phoenix” will be released on November 23, 2018. Her cover was posted by the singer in the social network, and promised the premiere of the single “Let Me Love You” on September 21.

The first track from the album of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti Thought Gang

American indie label Sacred Bones continues to delve into the music archives of David Lynch – no time for fans to buy a record demo album Julie Cruz, as the label announced another release – the dark jazz collaboration Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti Thought Gang, about which the fans composed legends 25 years old

Singer Mara presented the album “Russian Star”

Russian singer Mara presented a new record “Russian Star”. This is written by the National News Service. According to her, this album is a manifesto of a Russian person, since it has a peculiar message.

Avril Lavigne turned to God in the first new song

As the singer said earlier, she wrote this song in one of the heaviest days of her illness, so the refrain is made in the form of a prayer: Avril appeals to the god asking not to let her drown.

The network released a joint track rappers XXXTentacion and Lil Peep

On the official channel of rapper Lil Peep appeared his posthumous work with a colleague in the shop XXXTentacion. The song was assembled by rapper iLoveMakonnen together with producer Michael Len Williams. The tracks used the party of musicians, which they managed to record before his death.

The oldest Finnish symphony orchestra will perform in St. Petersburg

Finland’s oldest symphony orchestra, Lahti (founded in 1910), is widely known abroad and has repeatedly toured the world’s musical capitals. In St. Petersburg the collective arrives regularly since 1995.

Lana Del Rey’s video for the new song “Venice Bitch”

Lana Del Rey published a clip on her new channel “Venice Bitch” on her YouTube channel. The video lasts almost ten minutes, and most of the time is taken by shooting the road on which the singer is riding.


Xiaomi will release three TVs with Android TV

Xiaomi will present 3 TVs running Android TV. For a long period of time, the Chinese company was working on a proprietary shell for its own devices, but so far it uses a clean version of the shell.

Chapter Xiaomi showed smartphone Mi 8 Lite

Founder and CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun on his page in the social network Weibo published a photo of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, also known as Mi 8 Youth. The photo shows two variants of coloring – gradient pink and gradient blue.

In Russia there was a new smartphone of the domestic manufacturer “Inoy”

Domestic company Inoy (Inoi), specializing in the development and production of budget smartphones, mobile phones and tablets, announced the immediate availability of a new smartphone Inoi 6.

Official renderings Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL appeared on the web

The network came official press-renders of new products from Google – smartphones Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Presentation of devices will take place in New York on October 9. Judging by the renderers, Google developers did not prepare for users special surprises in the design of new smartphones.

Gigabyte introduced the SSD of M2 size

The assortment of solid-state drives of Gigabyte company is replenished with three models in the M.2 version. Novelties, of course, are recommended for use in the company’s system boards. SSDs support the NVMe protocol and are designed to connect to the PCIe bus.

Foldable smartphone Samsung Galaxy F will not use a protective glass Gorilla Glass

Instead of glass, some transparent polymeric, developed by the Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical, will be used. While there are no data on its physical properties, it can be assumed that it will be scratched more than the usual protective glass.

Household appliances under the control of hackers

Kaspersky Lab’s specialists note a threefold increase in malicious software that attacks intelligent devices, compared to 2017. In other words, attackers use Internet of Things (IoT) devices to infect viruses.

In popular cameras, video surveillance found yet another vulnerability

Tenable specialists found a vulnerability in the network storage and video recording of Nuuo NVRMini2 surveillance cameras, allowing them to view and replace records. Vulnerability is found in NVRMini2 firmware versions older than 3.9.0, they claim.

Xiaomi introduced a new laptop Xiaomi Notebook Youth Edition

The device received a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Under the “hood” new items installed the latest Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM. Also in the case of Notebook Youth Edition there was a place under the GeForce MX110 graphics card with 2 GB of its own memory.

New iPhone will get titanium cases

Singapore manufacturer of accessories Gray introduced covers for the iPhone XS and XS Max from the aerospace titanium ALTER EGO. Covers will be sold in four color options: Titanium, Stealth, Gold and Aurora.

It’s interesting that the cases cost more than the iPhone XS and XS Max themselves. The ALTER EGO Aurora version costs $ 2,762.

Meizu introduced the external battery Meizu Mobile Power 3

The capacity of Meizu Mobile Power 3 is 10,000 mAh. The battery supports fast charging in two directions, and output power reaches 24 watts. The external battery is charged at 18 watts.

Durov announced a major update of Telegram for iOS

In the next two weeks, Telegram developers will release a full update of the application for smartphones on iOS. About this messenger creator Pavel Durov said in his own Telegram-channel. The new application is completely based on the Swift language, released by Apple.

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 12 released

It is reported that hacking iOS 12 occurs with the help of just one utility, which has already been successfully created. The resourceful developer did not specify whether he would deploy the software to install untethered jailbreaking on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but such a possibility exists.

Mozilla introduced a browser for the virtual reality Firefox Reality

Mozilla has provided gamers with a browser designed for the virtual reality of Firefox Reality. Test assembly is suitable for devices Google Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus. Firefox Reality allows you to perform various tasks.


Sausage from a test tube will go on sale soon

Scientists from the start-up New Age Meats note that they were able to grow the first environmentally friendly sausage in the laboratory with a pleasant taste and aroma, which can be safely consumed instead of animal meat.

In Germany, an unmanned tram test began

German passenger transport operator ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam, together with the Siemens Mobility Company, has started testing an unmanned tram. According to the operator, the checks are carried out on one of the tram routes in Potsdam in conditions of real traffic.

Gene therapy can help overcome cocaine dependence

Implanted into the body genetically modified stem cells of the skin can be a fundamentally new method of treating cocaine dependence. They are able to break down cocaine into harmless substances as soon as the drug enters the body

Mosquito larvae have learned to eat plastic

Researchers from the University of Reading (UK) conducted an experiment with the larvae of Culex pipiens mosquitoes and found that they learned to eat microplastic, which remains even in adults. The work is published in the journal Biology Letters.

The musical instrument was turned into a medicine analyzer

Scientists have created a device capable of distinguishing many counterfeit medicines from real ones. The development is based on a simple African musical instrument, which is known by many names, such as mbi, cantz, calimba and others.

Scientists have found a new tool for combating hair loss

A new tool for combating hair loss found specialists from Manchester University in the UK. It turned out that the substance, which is used in perfumery to simulate the smell of sandalwood, can stimulate the growth of hair in humans.

Abnormal stars near the solar system found astronomers

In the immediate vicinity of the solar system, anomalous stars were discovered. It’s about two brown dwarfs, named Epsilon Indi B and C. According to astronomers from the Carnegie Institution in Washington, these space objects do not fit into the official view of the universe.

These objects are much larger than the planets in size, but they do not reach the rank of full-fledged stars. At the same time, the mass of Epsilon Indi B and C exceeds the mass of Jupiter by an average of 70 times. The process of thermonuclear hydrogen burning on them for some reason did not begin.

Alibaba will deal with artificial intelligence and quantum processors

The largest Chinese company Alibaba, working in the field of Internet commerce, announced the creation of a subsidiary that will develop quantum processors and chips with elements of artificial intelligence. The creation of the company is planned for the next year.

Detector ProtoDUNE saw the first tracks of particles

The prototype of the ProtoDUNE neutrino detector, filled with 800 tons of liquid argon, registered the first tracks of particles, the press release of CERN reports.

The neural network predicts stable crystal structures

The article is published in Nature Communications. Scientists constantly predict new materials with unusual properties, but not all such predictions can be realized in practice.

The brain of the macaque described the neurophysiology of envy

Japanese biologists managed to trace the neural mechanism of the appearance of envy in the event that someone else receives the reward. After experimenting on macaques, who were taught to expect compensation after presenting a certain image, they found out that primate’s own reward is much more appreciated than the reward of a competitor. In addition, the social context of receiving remuneration modulated brain activity: the scientists found that before the reward system responds to the reward, the medial prefrontal cortex will evaluate who will receive it. The article was published in Nature Neuroscience

Oxygen Against Nanochip: A New Catalyst Is Opened

Molybdenum disulfide An electronic device using MoS2 film without specific protection will simply stop working in a short time – accordingly, for potential application in microelectronics it must be encapsulated.

Forgive and forget

People tend to think well of others, and a bad opinion of those who admit wrongdoing, quickly change to good. This helps social groups as long as possible not to collapse. This result was shown by a study in which fifteen hundred people took part. The results of this study are published in the journal Nature Human Behavior.

The human brain was programmed for laziness

Our brain is programmed to laziness: it tries to avoid physical activity and prefers that the body remains in the rest mode. The researchers came to this conclusion, having studied how the activity of the brain changes when choosing certain activities.

Physicists saw the alignment of the associated necklace when falling in a viscous liquid

Physicists from Switzerland and Poland experimentally showed that necklaces made of metal balls connected to knots are straightened when falling in a viscous silicone oil. The obtained result was reproduced with the help of numerical modeling, and then the effect was studied in detail


SEAT introduced seven-seat crossover SEAT Tarraco

The company SEAT officially introduced the new flagship crossover SEAT Tarraco. The novelty, which will be sold by the end of this year, received a 5- and 7-seat version, a digital instrument panel, four-wheel drive and as many as four engines to choose from

Aurus has published a commercial of the newest sedan Senat

A new player in the segment of premium cars – “Aurus” Ltd. – posted on its official channel in YouTube an advertising video of the Russian luxury sedan Aurus Senat. In the 2-minute video Aurus has time to reveal the exterior of the sedan in motion against the backdrop of Moscow’s nightlife

In China, when buying an apartment, they also give a BMW car

Chinese construction company China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co has come up with an original way to attract customers. Everyone who decides to purchase an apartment from the builder will be offered a gift car of the famous German BMW auto brand.

According to representatives of the construction company, in terms of gifts to customers will offer cars BMW 3 Series or BMW X1.

Mitsubishi recalls more than 20 thousand Crossovers Outlander in Russia

The company Mitsubishi announced the launch of a recall campaign in the Russian market. The recall will affect 20,900 Crossovers Outlander, sold in our country from January 2007 to September 2009, due to the possible loss of glass sunroof from the frame.

Nissan built a Nissan Navara pickup for astronomers

Nissan has adapted the Navara pickup truck to observe the starry sky. A special version of the model for astronomers, equipped with a telescope, radio transmitter and other equipment, was called Dark Sky Concept.

Jaguar Land Rover launched an online auction for used cars

The company Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a service in Russia, through which you can quickly and easily sell a car brand Jaguar or Land Rover at an online auction. This is reported by the press service of the British brand.

“Kalashnikov” will launch a series of civil electric bikes

Concern “Kalashnikov” was determined with the serial production of electric motorcycles for civilian buyers. This is reported by RIA Novosti. The representative of the concern announced the terms of the start of sales of innovative domestic motorcycles on electric traction.

“GAZelle” received a diesel Volkswagen, 6-manual transmission and airbags

For Russia, the diesel is tuned for Euro-5 and the “GAZel” produces 136 hp. at 3500 rpm and a torque of 340 Nm at 1600-2250 rpm. The motor will be purchased, but in the future its assembly in Russia is not excluded.

Company Toyota is preparing a “charged” version of the sedan Century

It is worth noting that currently the most expensive model of the brand is Toyota Century, which can be purchased for at least 12 054 600 rubles. According to the company’s plan, every month in the home market will be sold for 50 copies of Toyota Century

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