1 Feb, 2019

Will be permanently blocked

Telegram Messenger will be permanently blocked in Russia. This opinion was made by the Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Oleg Ivanov.

“I don’t think that it will work for a long time. The state cannot afford not to execute its own decisions,” TASS said.

Telegram was blocked in Russia last April, but Roskomnadzor’s attempts to comply with the court’s decision to ban the messenger for refusing to provide the FSB with message encryption keys were unsuccessful.

It was not the first time in the media that information appeared about Roskomnadzor’s intention to introduce a new technology of blocking sites to combat Telegram. According to rumors, the cost of this project can be up to 20 billion rubles, but in Roskomnadzor this information is refuted.

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US Federal Reserve Retains Base Rate

Following the meeting on January 29-30, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed announced a decision to keep interest rates at 2.25–2.5%. The decision to keep rates at the same level was made unanimously, all 10 members of the committee who participated in the meeting voted for him.

In the US Congress want to limit the rights of Trump to strike a nuclear strike

Two proposals to limit the rights of the president on delivering a nuclear strike were made this week to the US Congress, the press service of the co-authors of the bills said

The European Union will not revise the Brexit agreement

The head of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said that Brussels would not revise the terms of the agreement on leaving the UK from the EU, which was approved by the parties on November 25, 2018. He stressed that the position of the European Union on this issue is “understandable and consistent.”

The withdrawal agreement is not subject to revision. Yesterday we found out what the UK does not want. But we still do not know what she wants. – Donald Tusk, Polish politician

New cat danger detected

Danish scientists have found that the intracellular parasites of Toxoplasma, often found in cats, increase the risk of schizophrenia in humans. The study was published on ScienceDirect.

Opposition in Venezuela did not support the US military plan

Venezuelan opposition does not approve of a plan of military intervention in the situation in the country, which can be considered by the United States, said the special representative of Juan Guaydo in the Organization of American States (OAS) Gustavo Tarre Briceño.

The Russian who called himself a terrorist was sent to a hospital in Norway.

According to TV2, doctors suspect he has schizophrenia. It is noted that the 20-year-old suspect was hospitalized in a psychiatric ward on 28 January.

“I stated from the very beginning that he was ill, and this only strengthens the assumption,” said Russian lawyer Ula Lunde.

The newest US aircraft carrier fails catapults

During the tests of the most expensive aircraft carrier of the US Air Force Gerald Ford, electromagnetic catapults that are used to launch aircraft from ships failed 20 times. A total of 740 test flights were conducted.

Former US Permanent Representative to the UN Haley takes a fee of $ 200 thousand for a lecture

Former US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley is demanding a fee of $ 200,000 for speaking to a private audience. In addition, the terms of the contract includes VIP-aircraft as a means of transportation, reports CNBC.

In the US, the man who beat the senator was fined half a million dollars

A US court ordered the man who beat Senator Rand Paul to pay the victim 582 thousand dollars. Recall, the conflict on domestic soil erupted in November 2017 in the city of Bowling Green.

German President failed to fly out of Ethiopia due to aircraft failure

Steinmeier was in Ethiopia on a working trip and was due to fly to Berlin at the appointed time. However, it turned out that the Airbus A340 Theodor Heuss, on which the German president flies, found a defect “associated with forced air.”

UK and Chile agree on trade after Brexit

It is reported that the agreement will allow British companies to continue to trade with Chile after Brexit. It is assumed that the contract will contribute to an increase in trade between countries. In 2017, trade between the UK and Chile amounted to 1.8 billion pounds sterling.

New Russian visa fees

On February, 3 Order No. 24320 of the Ministry of Foreign Affaires of the Russian Federation, introducing a uniform method of calculating Russian visa fees, comes into force.

Visa fees charged from foreign nationals and stateless persons all over the world will be as follows:

  • 80 USD for a single-visa
  • 128 USD for a double-entry visa
  • 240 USD for a multiple-entry visa

The fee for a visa processed in 1-3 business days doubles.

Obviously, the new rules will not be applicable to citizens of the countries that have international agreements with Russia establishing visa fees (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, China).

The German government has dramatically worsened the forecast of GDP growth

The German Minister of Economics and Energy, Peter Altmeier, reported a sharp deterioration in the forecast for German economic growth for 2019. In the German government revised the forecast with a reduction of almost doubled, to 1% from the previous 1.8%, writes the German edition of Deutche Welle.

In Germany, refugees were detained on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack

In the north of Germany, detained three Iraqi refugees. They are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack. According to preliminary data, the suspected profits in Germany in the fall of 2015.

China will allow foreign investors to acquire their companies.

It is planned that the new law will strengthen the system of assistance and protection of investment, providing strong legal guarantees and transparent and accessible mechanisms to protect foreign investors and enterprises with the participation of foreign capital in the protection and enforcement of their legal rights and interests

In the state of New York will conduct an investigation against Apple in connection with an error in FaceTime

New York State authorities will investigate to establish why Apple Inc. did not warn consumers about an error in its FaceTime audio and video call application, which allows an outsider to overhear someone else’s conversation.

The dining room of the Czech parliament closed because of measles

In the Czech Republic, a canteen was closed due to a measles outbreak, in which members of the local parliament dined. Cases of the disease identified among those who cooked food.

Scenario with “Russian interference” in US elections was coined in 2015

The team of United States Special Prosecutor Robert Muller staged the intervention of the Russian Federation in the US elections in 2015. This is reported by the American weekly The Daily Beast.

Tokyo appealed against the actions of Russian customs in the Kuriles

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan protested to its Russian colleagues in connection with the confiscation of satellite phones by Russian customs from Japanese diplomats and journalists during their stay in the southern Kuril Islands.

In Geneva, a police officer was fined, pursuing bank robbers

A police officer chased a bank robbery suspect and exceeded speed. As a result, the man was fined, writes The Local. As noted, the court sentenced the law enforcement officer to a fine of 600 francs (528 euros). The cameras showed that, in pursuit of intruders, he was driving at a speed of 92 km / h in an area where a speed limit of 50 km / h applies. The Swiss Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s verdict.

Russians can find out your credit rating

According to the Acting General Director of the United Credit Bureau, Nikolai Myasnikov, the credit score will help to “see yourself through the eyes of the lender” and assess the chances of getting a loan. However, he noted that even a high rating is not always a guarantee of credit approval.

The commonly accepted model of the Universe is refuted

An international group of astronomers concluded that the density of dark energy, due to which the universe expands with acceleration, should increase over time. Article scientists published in the journal Nature Astronomy.

Found 35,000-year-old skull of modern man

Researchers from the University of Oxford (UK) found that the skull found in Mongolia belonged to the earliest representative of the modern human species using DNA analysis

Trump congratulated Guaydo on taking office as president

US President Donald Trump has agreed with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan President Juan Guaydo to resume relations between the two countries, the White House reports.

More than 17 thousand Chinese were for life deprived of a driver’s license in 2018

A total of 17,264 people in China were deprived of their lifelong right to drive a car in 2018, according to the Ministry of Public Security of China, reports Xinhua News Agency on January 30.

Rosneft intends to independently sell oil in Germany

In the oil products market in Germany, there is little competition – in all segments of the oil business – from refineries to wholesale sales – the main players are Shell, BP and Total. The new player – Rosneft Deutschland – has started independent sales and intends to attract customers directly.

Putin said he was not indifferent to the parliamentary elections in Moldova

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in talks with his Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon in Moscow, said that further relations between the countries will depend on the new composition of the Moldovan government. This is reported on the website of the Kremlin.

Of course, we in Russia are not indifferent to how Moldova’s parliament will be formed, I mean that the parliament forms the government of the country and depends largely on it, how Russian-Moldovan relations will develop further, whether it will be possible to enlist the support of the future government. – Vladimir Putin

The United States begins the reform of the armed forces of Moldova

The reform of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Moldova was the main theme of the meeting of the Minister of Defense of Moldova Eugen Sturza and the US Ambassador to this country Derek Hogan, held on January 30 in Chisinau, reports Transnistria news agency.

Kurds blocked humanitarian aid sent for residents of Hadzhin

Fighters from the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formations blocked a column with humanitarian aid sent by the SAR authorities near the village of Al-Husayyniyah.

Shoigu spoke about the characteristics of the updated Tu-160M ​​bomber.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at a meeting on maintaining in serviceability of weapons, military and special equipment VKS spoke about the characteristics of the first serial modernized strategic bomber Tu-160M, which will go into service in 2021.

Unique weapons will significantly expand its combat capabilities in the use of conventional and nuclear weapons. The NK-32 engines of the second series are installed on the strategic bomber, which will significantly increase the range and duration of the flight. – Sergey Shoigu, Russian military leader

Trump was elected by the will of God, said the White House

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told CBN, a Christian radio station, that she believes Donald Trump became president because God wanted it.

I think that God calls us all to different things at different times, and He wanted Donald Trump to be elected president, so he became them. – Sarah Sanders, American politician

Armenia bought Russian Su-30SM aircraft

The Republic of Armenia has signed a corresponding deal on the acquisition of Russian Su-30 SM aircraft, says the message of the Armenian Ministry of Defense.

Pompeo: US-DPRK summit held in late February

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that the meeting between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un will take place at the end of February. He stated this in an interview with Fox News.

Putin dismissed the Secretary of State Yuri Lyubimov

Lyubimov held this post since June 2012. President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, January 30, signed a decree on dismissal of State Secretary – Deputy Justice Minister Yury Lyubimov.

Germany promised Ukraine to send ships to the Black Sea

“The German side assured its readiness to continue supporting Ukraine in de-escalating and deterring Russian armed aggression, including by ensuring the military presence of the Bundeswehr naval ships in the Black Sea, to seek the release of Ukrainian sailors and comprehensive support for reforms in the security and defense sector of Ukraine” – said the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The founder of the Donetsk People’s Republic was denied the issuance of a passport DNR

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) refused to grant the citizenship of the republic to the former speaker of the People’s Council (Parliament) of the DPR, Andrei Purgin. This Pugin himself said on his page in “VKontakte”

Ukraine could not supply the United States only tank “Oplot”

Ukrainian industrialists were unable to fulfill the contract with the American side for the creation and supply of a single T-84U Oplot tank in the USA, information about the sale of which appeared as early as February 2018, according to the blog of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies bmpd

The United States will continue to advise Ukraine on army reform

The United States will continue to support Ukraine in reforming the armed forces, said Kurt Volker, US special envoy to Ukraine, in an interview with Ukrainian television channel Direct.

Al-Qaida * is replacing ISIS *

The UKudrDaily publication points to the growing threat posed by al-Qaida * at a time when its main rival, the Islamic State *, is on the verge of defeat in Syria.

It took al Qaeda militants * just a few days to capture more than two dozen cities and villages in northern Syria from competing jihadis earlier this year. Thus, al-Qaeda * has greatly expanded its control area of ​​influence.

Fawaz Gerges, a professor of Middle Eastern politics at the London School of Economics, says that there is a “real danger” that the promotion of Al-Qaida * and HTS * will only exacerbate the humanitarian crisis for three million people in the region.

* – organizations prohibited in Russia

In France, they told about the work of the “secret Russian division” in Syria

The secret unit of the special forces “Zaslon”, controlled by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, has been working in Syria for several years, defending Russians and official representatives of the Syrian government, according to the historian Matteo Paxton in the French media.

Ex-Minister of Defense of the DPR proposed to officially declare war on Ukraine

Recall that on the eve of the President of Ukraine Poroshenko announced his intention to make peace with Russia. In response, the Kremlin spokesman Peskov said that Ukraine was taking actions that were not to be assessed and called them “ugly manifestations” of bilateral relations between countries.

Saudi air defense destroyed a missile fired from the territory of Yemen

The rocket, according to representatives of the Saudi air defense forces, was released by the supporters of the Yemeni rebel movement Ansar-Allah. Previously, they repeatedly attacked Saudi territories bordering Yemen, in particular the cities of Jizan and Najran.

The media reported on possible interruptions products in Moscow

New rules for the movement of trucks in Moscow can lead to an increase in the price of products or interruptions in their supply. About this newspaper Kommersant. According to the newspaper, unions of transport and logistics companies and retail chains have already warned the city authorities about this.

In the State Duma proposed to ban smoking and driving

A member of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs Dmitry Svishchev proposed to ban smoking and driving. This deputy said in an interview with the city news agency “Moscow”.

I propose to ban smoking at the wheel of a car. Cigarettes, lighter, matches, ashtrays definitely distract the driver. With this, hardly anyone will argue. This additionally creates a certain tension on the road and a danger to the surrounding motorists and pedestrians. – Dmitry Svischev, Russian MP

Moscow City Court rejected the fine complaint to The New Times magazine

The Moscow City Court rejected the cassation appeal of The New Times magazine about the decision on a fine of 22 million rubles for the untimely report on receiving money from foreign agents, the judge’s decision published on the official portal of the capital’s courts said.

In Russia, they will change the method of poverty assessment

Since 2020, Rosstat plans to conduct research on the level of poverty in Russia using a modernized method, the Ministry of Labor told RBC. An analysis of the current methodology conducted by the department showed the need to expand the sample of respondents.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the year produced 935 thousand decalitres of vodka

In 2018, Krasnoyarsk Territory produced 935 thousand decalitres of vodka, which is 7% less than in 2017. This was reported by IA REGNUM on January 31 in Krasnoyarskstat, citing data from the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation.

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease occurred in the Khabarovsk Territory

On the territory of the Khabarovsk district introduced emergency mode. We will remind, earlier the outbreak of foot and mouth disease was recorded in the neighboring Primorye. In this regard, in the Khabarovsk Territory increased quarantine.

Moscow banned the sale of wipes to minors

The Moscow City Duma on Wednesday passed a law prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes and wipes to children under 18, as well as imposing fines of up to 5 thousand rubles for attracting minors to their smoking, the TASS correspondent reports.

Acceptance of applications for presidential grants competition starts in Russia

Russia is starting to accept applications for the presidential grants competition in the field of civil society development. Following the two contests, which were held in 2018, over three and a half thousand projects will receive support. The total amount of grants is about 8 billion rubles. The same amount will be allocated this year.

Rosguards for the first time will show the bells for its main temple

“On February 1, bells made for the main church of Rosgvardia will be presented for the first time in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region,” the agency’s source said.

A total of 14 bells will be shown, the total weight of which is more than 7 tons.

Russians who have not supplied gas meters will pay one and a half times more

Residents of private homes will be forced to install gas meters. In the absence of a metering device, a citizen will be forced to pay for gas one and a half times more. And in the case of an underestimation of the testimony from him, they will collect funds according to the standard for six months with the use of a multiplying factor of 10.

The new king of Malaysia came to the throne

The new supreme ruler (king) of Malaysia became Tengku Abdullah, the sultan of the state of Pahang. On Thursday, January 31, he officially ascended the throne. A solemn ceremony with the participation of about 500 guests of honor was held in the palace of Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur.

In the Ministry of Environment called the noisiest cities in Russia

According to the document, traffic noise adversely affects health. This, in particular, is manifested in negative changes in the neuropsychic sphere and circulatory system.

The leader of the rating was Zabaykalsky Krai. This is followed by the Republic of Khakassia, the Murmansk region, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Leningrad region, Moscow, the Sakhalin, Kemerovo, Volgograd and Sverdlovsk regions.

ROC has refused claims to the buildings of colleges in Yekaterinburg

The Yekaterinburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church refused to fight for the transfer of the buildings of three colleges in the center of Yekaterinburg. As stated in the Ministry of State Property Management of the Sverdlovsk Region, a settlement agreement will be signed between the diocese and MUGISO. Thus, the colleges will continue to work in the current buildings.

Uranium was sold at an online auction in Japan

In January last year, an atomic energy control specialist noticed that uranium was being sold at one of the online auctions, NHK reported. It was about so-called depleted uranium – a by-product of uranium enrichment with relatively low radioactivity

Residents of Krasnoyarsk will be able to return money from transport cards

Residents of Krasnoyarsk will be able to return money from transport cards if private carriers stop accepting them, reports “TVK” with reference to the regional transport ministry.

Unusual construction erected in the Dubai desert

The unusual tent has a translucent roof, which means guests can admire the stars, falling asleep in the desert. The tent is located about 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport and is designed for two.

In the State Duma of Russia will discuss the removal of abortion from the CHI system

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, at the Christmas readings in the State Duma, once again raised the topic of removing abortion from the compulsory health insurance system. Lead the working group suggested Vice-Speaker of the State Duma Peter Tolstoy

Paid dedicated lanes may appear on Russian highways.

According to Autonews, Rosavtodor ordered the study of this project from the Research and Design Institute for Territorial Development and Transport Infrastructure (NIPI TRTI LLC).

It is assumed that the allocated paid lanes will appear on the main federal highways of our country. For example, at the entrances to airports or to large cities (in particular, and on the Moscow Ring Road). To separate the “free” traffic flows from the “toll”, plastic barrier fences and corresponding markings will be installed. It is assumed that the camera will track the payment.

The protest due to low tariffs for the transportation of grain

Truckers of the south of Russia collected signatures under the appeal to the government. People are unhappy with low tariffs for the transportation of grain. They say that it is impossible to survive with such rates.

There is a reaction of the regional Ministry of Transport to the strike of grain carriers – some exporters have already stopped shipping grain. According to the head of the department, Andrei Ivanov, there is no strike, there is “some fermentation”, and mostly illegal immigrants are protesting, since government agencies have tightened the requirements for grain transportation.

According to the results of 2018, Tesla’s losses amounted to almost $ 1 billion

The losses of the American automaker Tesla for the four quarters of 2018 amounted to about 976 million dollars or 5.72 dollars per share, follows from the company’s report published on its website. This is a billion dollars less than a year earlier.

Tesla spent on flights Ilona Musk $ 700 thousand per year

In 2018, the American company Tesla spent 700 thousand dollars on flights of its leader – businessman Ilona Mask. It is reported by The Washington Post, citing records of flights. For comparison: the flights of Apple CEO Tim Cook cost the company 93 thousand dollars a year.

How the government is going to restrain gas prices

From April 1, Russia will increase the standards for oil companies on fuel sales on the exchange. Mandatory deliveries will increase one and a half times – up to 15% of the production level for gasoline and up to 7.5% for diesel. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak. Experts believe that this decision was made to reduce the degree of influence of producers on the cost of fuel.

In Minstroy stated the need to replace almost a third of the heating network

Almost a third of all heating networks in Russia need to be replaced. At the same time, to avoid accidents, it is necessary to update at least 4% of the infrastructure annually, told Izvestia in the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation. In the state budget these expenses are not provided.

Mortgage holidays will not be announced for everyone

Not all citizens who have fallen into a difficult life situation, but only those with a single housing loan are able to take advantage of mortgage vacations. This is stated in the new version of the corresponding draft of the Central Bank (there is at the disposal of Izvestia).

Ministry of Finance called two regions with a critical level of debt

The number of regions whose national debt exceeds their own revenues decreased from seven to two in 2018, said Larisa Eroshkina, director of the department of intergovernmental relations of the Ministry of Finance, in an interview with TASS.

“There are two subjects whose state debt is higher than revenues as of January 1, 2019, is the Republic of Mordovia and the Kostroma region. At the beginning of last year, there were seven such regions, ”said Eroshkina.

Norilsk Nickel increased copper production by 19% in 2018

The volume of copper production by Norilsk Nickel enterprises in 2018 amounted to 474 thousand tons, which is 19% higher than the previous year, the press service of the company reports on January 30, citing operating director Sergey Dyachenko.

VTB increased the issuance of loans to individuals by 1.5 times

VTB’s retail portfolio in 2018 grew by 25%, ahead of the market. This was reported to journalists by the deputy president – chairman of the board of VTB Anatoly Pechatnikov.

Named profit company Samsung Electronics

The profit of Samsung Electronics has fallen sharply due to the downturn of the semiconductor industry, reports YTN. Samsung representatives reported that profit for the 4th quarter of 2018 was 10.8 trillion won (~ $ 9.6 billion), which is 28.7% less than in the same period in 2017.

FAS has proposed to consolidate the right of Russians to choose the place of issue of pension

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has proposed to fix in the law the right of Russians to choose a bank to receive a pension. As they told Izvestia in the service, the relevant proposals have already been sent to the government.

Hotel “Beijing” in the center of Moscow will be sold to a Chinese company

The Gals-Development company, which is a part of the VTB Group, will soon close the deal on the sale of the Beijing Hotel at the Mayakovskaya metro station in the center of Moscow. This was reported to “Kommersant” two consultants in the real estate market and investment banker.

According to one of them, the buyer is Sichuan Railway Investment Group (SRIG), based in the Chinese city of Chengdu. Gals-Development reported that an agreement has already been signed with the buyer. According to the source, the buyer plans to create the Center of Chinese Culture on a part of the hotel’s areas.

US-China trade negotiations begin in Washington

In Washington, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Liu He .. The delegation that arrived in Washington also includes the Chairman of the People’s Bank of China (Chinese Central Bank) and Gan and heads of a number of Chinese departments

Ukraine’s state debt in 2018 decreased to 62.7% of GDP

The public and publicly guaranteed debt of Ukraine in 2018 decreased from 71.8% to 62.7% of GDP. This was reported on January 30 by the press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.

Gazprom borrowed € 500 million from Mitsubishi UFJ

Gazprom opened a new year loan program with a Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG Bank, Ltd.) for 500 million euros attracted in January 2019 for a period up to 2023, according to Gazprom materials available to Interfax

The share of unprofitable organizations in the Russian Federation in January-November increased to 29%

The share of unprofitable organizations in the Russian Federation in January-November 2018 increased by 0.8 percentage points compared to the same period last year and amounted to 29%, according to Rosstat.

The Russians called the ruble the best currency for storing savings

The ruble is the leader in the currency rating for savings – 39% (the highest level of confidence in the ruble was in May 2015 – 53%). In second place is the American dollar (19%). It is curious that men trust “bucks” more often than women (24%). 13% of respondents are ready to keep money in euros, 9% – in other world currencies (most often it is Chinese yuan and pound sterling).
45% of young people under the age of 24 are ready to keep their savings in Russian rubles. However, in the age group from 25 to 44 years, this figure decreases to 39%. And at the age of 45, it drops to 36%. That is, the older the Russian, the less he trusts the ruble.

47% of respondents with a salary of up to 25 thousand rubles and only 36% of respondents with an income of 45 thousand rubles choose the national currency for savings.

Russians have increased the volume of short-term foreign currency deposits by half

In 2018, clients of Russian banks increased 1.5 times in dollar equivalent the volume of short-term foreign currency deposits (for a period from one month to one year) – from $ 15.1 billion on January 1, 2018 to $ 23.1 billion on January 1, 2019, calculated RBC based on data from the Central Bank.

Ukraine began selling gas to Europe

Ukrainian energy company “TAS Energy of the country” began to export gas to Europe. About this edition EXPRO reported its head Maxim Dmitruk. This will be the first such case in the history of Ukraine. According to Dmitruk, deliveries made on January 30 in the direction of Slovakia were test. The buyer was the company UK METALEX LIMITED.

“We, together with our European partners, check the customs regimes and the work of operators of neighboring countries,” said Dmitruk. The plans of the Ukrainian company to carry out a few more tests.

Gazprom is interested in two projects in Algeria

Gazprom International (a subsidiary of Gazprom) is interested in two projects in Algeria, is currently preparing a commercial proposal, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.

EVRAZ is preparing to develop a new coal seam at the Esaulskaya mine

EVRAZ is implementing an investment project to develop reservoir 29a of the Esaulskaya mine with balance reserves of more than 10 million tons of coking coal of the GZh brand

Azerbaijani company entered Turkish gas distribution market

The deal, which must be approved by the Turkish authorities, will allow the Azerbaijani company to get direct access to the Turkish market of end-users of gas. This was stated by the president of the Azerbaijan State Oil Company Rovnag Abdullayev. His words are quoted by Trend.

Tatyana Golikova voiced three new types of mortgage benefits.

First, the family can increase the period for which the preferential interest rate is set or even set a certain preferential interest rate for the entire loan period.

Secondly, the state plans to provide subsidies “on the basis of the size of the Bank of Russia key rate, increased by 4 percentage points”.

Thirdly, the bank can be transferred from the federal budget up to 450 thousand rubles in exchange for the cancellation of the loan debt, if the family has a third child:

“One-time compensation to the creditor of a part of losses in the amount by which the lender reduced the borrower’s monetary obligations under the loan agreement, loan agreement in the amount of 10% of the mortgage loan debt, but not more than 450 thousand rubles for the third and subsequent children.”

Mayor detained while receiving a bribe

The mayor of the city of Kamyzyaka, in the south of the Astrakhan region of Russia, was detained while receiving a bribe, DEITA reports. As it became known, the operation to detain Dmitry Vasilyev was conducted jointly by officers of the regional offices of the RF IC and the FSB. In addition, according to RIA FAN, on Wednesday the security forces detained the head of the municipality “Kamyzyaksky district” Vasily Suhorokov.

The winner of the “Battle of psychics” told about fines on the TV project

The winner of the eighth season of the TV project “The Battle of Psychics” Vladimir Muranov spoke about the system of fines on the show. The healer decided to speak out after the discussion of the popular TV project of the documentary “Going to Hell” began on the Web.

According to the novel by Alexei Ivanov about the pioneers, vampires will remove the series

According to the novel Pischeblok of the famous Ural writer Alexei Ivanov about the vampire pioneers, they will shoot the series.

Working with real literature is happiness. I made the first attempts to get acquainted with Alexey Ivanov three years ago. – Alexander Tsekalo, presenter

Etush will stop playing “Benefis” in the Vakhtangov Theater

The performance “Benefit” with the USSR People’s Artist Vladimir Etush in the title role will be excluded from the repertoire of the theater, since the 96-year-old actor is hard to be on stage. About this reports TASS with reference to the press service of the theater.

A monument to Dmitri Shostakovich will be installed in Samara

A monument to the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich will appear in Samara, State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein wrote on Twitter. “To be a monument to Shostakovich in Samara!” – says in a tweet.

Peter Jackson will shoot a new documentary on The Beatles

The Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson will make a new documentary about the cult British pop group The Beatles. This was reported on January 30 by the Guardian newspaper.

International Opera Award nominees announced

The International Opera Awards was founded in 2012 by English businessman and operatic fan Harry Hyman and editor of Opera Magazine and music critic for The Sunday Telegraph John Ellison, who heads the award jury. The winners of the International Opera Awards 2019 will be announced in London on April 29.

Pianist Fazyl Sai will give a solo concert in Russia

The pianist will arrive in our country on the eve of the official opening of the Year of Culture and Tourism Russia – Turkey. The only solo concert of this artist in Russia took place last time also in the House of Music in 2006.

Fazyl Sai is a native of Ankara. The mastery of the performer he studied in Paris and Dusseldorf. The artist performed at the most prestigious concert venues in the world, and world-famous celebrities are among his stage partners. For example, Patricia Kopachinskaya and Maxim Vengerov.

Actors Freindlich, Khamatova and Mironov presented the audiobook “Alice in Wonderland”

Alisa Freindlich appeared in the audiobook in the image of the narrator, Chulpan Khamatova reincarnated into Alisa, Evgeny Mironov became the White Rabbit, Liya Akhedzhakova the Mouse, and Mikhail Boyarsky the Blue Caterpillar.

Zack Snyder will remove the zombie horror for Netflix

Director Zack Snyder, familiar to the audience from the superhero films “Keepers” and “Batman vs. Superman”, is starting work on the next project. His new tape will be a zombie horror “Army of the Dead”, which will be removed for Netflix.

A new pop hero Tim Belarusian has released the first album

One of the most popular contemporary pop singers, made famous by the Internet, Tim Belarus released his first album

Biographical drama about singer Celine Dion

The famous French actress Valerie Lemercier will play the main role and will be the director of the biographical drama “The Power of Love” (“The Power Of Love”) about the famous Canadian singer Celine Dion. The budget of the film will be about 23 million euros, which is a very substantial amount for European cinema.

Trailer virtuoso action “Shadow”

A trailer for the drama “Shadow” appeared on the Web, which was shot by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, a multiple participant in the most prestigious film festivals. The film “The Shadow” takes the audience to ancient China and tells about the stern general Zi Yu and his selfless counterpart.

Britney Spears will play the ghost in the movie Corporate Animals

37-year-old pop diva Britney Spears for the first time in 16 years will return to the movies. The singer will play the role of a ghost in the comedy horror directed by Patrick Bryce called Corporate Animals (“Corporate animals”).

A film about a migrant from Kyrgyzstan will be released in February

The film will be released on February 14, 2019. The film directed by Sergey Dvortsevogo got into the competition of the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and brought the leading singer Samal Eeslamova a prize for the best female role.

Started shooting the sequel “Welcome to Zombieland”

Soon there is discord in the team, and Little Rock decides to run away with a new friend named Berkeley (Evan Jogia). The scenario for the sequel to “Welcome to Zombieland” was handled by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who were engaged in both parts of Deadpool and the science fiction film Living.

Louna celebrates its anniversary with a collection of “Best Of”

The Louna group began preparations for their first major anniversary. The team this year celebrates 10 years, and the guys decided to make some cool gifts for the fans. One of them is the “Best Of” compilation.

Inclusive rock festival will be held in Primorye

“Music unites!” – under this slogan in Primorye, the first inclusive rock festival called “Art-Integration” will take place in Vladivostok on February 9. Plans to make a rock festival annual

Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John will receive Australian awards

Olivia Newton-John received the title of companion of the Order of Australia – the highest awards – for her work in public health, Kylie Minogue became an officer of the Order of Australia for her musical achievements, and Human Nature received the medal of the Order of Australia.

Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona recorded a track about the empty promises of politicians

Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona recorded a track about the empty promises of politicians, after she was tricked into the congress of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc. The composition is called “Promises”.

The exhibition of the artist Vladimir Weisberg opens in Moscow

“Nothing but harmony” is the name of the exhibition of the artist Vladimir Weisberg, which opens on January 31 in Moscow. It presents the works of the master from the funds of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and the collection of Inna Bazhenova. Graphic works from the museum will be on display from February to April, and from the private collection will be shown from May to July.

Film Festival “Hero and Time” will be held in Zheleznovodsk

Stars of world and Russian cinema are going to be invited to the “Hero and Time” film festival, which will be held in Zheleznovodsk from May 25 to June 2. The festival’s competition program will include 12 full-length and 12 documentary films. The works will be judged by an international jury.

This was told by the President of the event, Sergey Puskepalis. In addition to Segal and Depardieu, Mickey Rourke and Emir Kusturica, as well as Sergey Bezrukov, Konstantin Khabensky, and not only, can visit the resort city.

Festival of Contemporary Chinese Cinema

The best films of modern cinema of China will be shown at the festival, which will be held in three cities of Russia from February 28 to March 3. The grand opening will take place in St. Petersburg at the Aurora cinema with the participation of director Jia Zhangte, the owner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the repeated participation in Cannes and Berlin.

Israeli doctors: a cure for cancer will appear in a year

The pharmaceutical company Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd (AEBi) explained that the tool will be called MuTaTo, that is, “multi-purpose toxin” (multi-target toxin).

The secret of efficiency lies in small fragments of protein – peptides that can wrap around cancer cells like an octopus, attack tumors from different sides and reach areas that other molecules cannot reach. It is argued that this method will allow us to find an individual approach to the specific type of cancer in each patient.

Artificial intelligence put the patient on his feet in 10 minutes

The computer algorithm has greatly accelerated the adaptation of people with an amputated foot to a robotic prosthesis. As a result, the start time of self-walking was reduced from several hours to minutes. A description of the development is published in the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics journal.

Opened genes that divide people into owls and larks

Comparing the genomes of people with different regimes of the day, scientists have discovered many new genetic loci that determine whether a person will be a “morning person” or “owl”.

Roboruku taught to perform actions through the perception of himself

The perception of our body helps us to perform and plan actions, but such an ability is not available to robotic systems: they usually learn to do something through numerous repetitions of pre-programmed actions.

Yandex has established a scientific prize named after Ilya Segalovich

Yandex has established a scientific award named after one of the company’s founders, Ilya Segalovich. This is the site of “Yandex”. The award will be presented annually, it “is designed to support young researchers and the scientific community in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.”

Our technologies are based on developments that would be impossible without a strong mathematical school and basic science. With the help of the award, we want to support researchers who, like us, are engaged in computer science and create technologies of the future. – Arkady Volozh, Russian entrepreneur

Scientists have developed a material that cleans water from radioactive uranium

Russian scientists have developed a material that has the peculiarity of purifying water from radioactive uranium. The development itself consists of porous systems, in which in turn is nanoscale iron. The material makes it possible to purify water from harmful substances by 95%.

Researchers learned about the dangers of night work for DNA

Researchers conducted experiments on themselves. Doctors who worked in night and day shifts, respectively, after their completion, regularly donated blood for testing. The level of DNA oxidative damage in doctors who worked at night was significantly higher than those who worked during the day.

What influences the development of age-related diseases

In a detailed analysis of the development of age-related diseases, it turned out that exponential growth is observed when, at the molecular or cellular level, single reactions produce toxic products. They become a catalyst for reactions that re-start and grow like an avalanche. It turns out such a biological “vicious circle”. Scientists hope that the new theory will help them create drugs for the five listed age-related diseases.

Scientists: gadgets slow down the development of children

Experts took into account how many hours the children from these families spent a day in front of the screens of gadgets for five years. So scientists were able to establish a link between the passion for gadgets and negative physical and cognitive consequences for children.

Engineers have created a swelling pill that can replace the diet.

The developers of a unique tablet, employees of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, say that it can remain in the stomach for thirty days. The tablet can be used as a base for sensors, for example, to track the temperature of the stomach, but also as an alternative to diet – filling the space of the stomach, it reduces the amount of food consumed. You can remove a tablet from the stomach before – you need to drink a solution of calcium, interacting with which the tablet will shrink and be able to leave the body naturally.

Chemists of Moscow State University have created an improved analogue of the natural enzyme

A group of employees at the Faculty of Chemistry at Moscow State University synthesized iron hexacyanoferrate nanoparticles (Prussian blue). As a result, scientists have obtained nanoparticles, 300 times superior in their catalytic activity to the natural enzyme peroxidase, the university press service reports. The results of scientific work published in the publication of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Sonars were the cause of whale suicide

During extreme diving in the whales, the heart rate slows down and blood flow is limited, so oxygen is consumed very efficiently. However, all violate the sounds of sonars that have filled the ocean in recent decades.

Astronomers discovered an “empty trash bag” in space

Astronomers have discovered that an unusual object is moving around the earth along a strange trajectory – an “empty trash bag”. According to their calculations, it is located approximately 370 miles from the surface of the planet. This was reported edition of The Sun.

SpaceX called the launch date of the heavy rocket Falcon Heavy

Two other requirements are related to the upcoming launch of the heavyweight rocket Falcon Heavy, which SpaceX planned to send to the first commercial mission in 2018. According to the plan, Falcon Heavy will deliver a 6-ton Arabsat 6A satellite to a geostationary orbit.

Found stars surrounded by iron dust

The researchers found a curious group of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, shrouded in iron dust. Astronomers from the Canary Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) found in the Large Magellanic Cloud a curious group of low-metal stars enveloped in large amounts of iron dust.

Skolkovo Foundation Company will develop a reusable spacecraft

The ISON company, which is a resident of the Skolkovo fund, received a license from Roscosmos for the development of a reusable spacecraft. It will be equipped with its own propulsion system for acceleration and will be able to carry out up to 50 flights, the foundation press service said on Wednesday.

Electronics in the “Union” and “Progress” will be replaced by the Russian

Foreign electronics in the Soyuz and Progress spaceships are replaced by Russian ones. This was announced on January 29 by Yevgeny Mikrin, General Designer for Manned Space Systems and Complexes.

Volkswagen showed the concept of an electric beach buggy

The German automaker will bring its new electric vehicle concept to the Geneva Motor Show. In the late 1960s, the tendency in the United States to gain popularity with the Volkswagen Beetle was to remove some exterior details in order to turn the model into a buggy.

KIA has announced the presentation of the Mohave SUV

KIA is preparing for the premiere of a new generation of Mohave crossover. Recently, the first test cars came to the winter road tests. The serial version of the model will debut until the end of 2019. The timing of the start of sales of the new KIA Mohave in Russia and in the world is still unknown.

Three-door version of the Range Rover will not be available

Jaguar Land Rover refused to release the Range Rover SV Coupe model, which was presented in the spring of 2018. Recall, last March in Geneva, the company presented a three-door version of the Range Rover and announced that it will be released in a limited edition of 999 copies.

Sports car Chevrolet Corvette Final Edition came in two versions

Especially for the European market, the company introduced the Corvette C7 Grand Sport and the Corvette C7 Z06 in the Final Edition variation. Targa Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport Final Edition is in Germany from 116,500 euros (8.78 million rubles at the exchange rate), and the Corvette C7 Z06 Final Edition – from 139,500 euros (10.51 million rubles).

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE received a 10-step “automatic”

The power of the 6.2-liter 659-horsepower V8 LT4 new package, which includes a 10-speed “automatic” box, has little effect, but aerodynamics, thanks to the unique calibration of the track mode, are significantly improved.

Lexus LC 500 Limited Series Debut To Take Place In Chicago

Lexus will present the LC 500 Inspiration Edition 2019, which will be released with a circulation of just 100 cars, at the Chicago Auto Show in February, the company’s press service reported January 30.

The LC Inspiration series is equipped with a 5.0-liter “aspirated” V8 that complements all LC 500 models. The engine will transmit 471 horsepower to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission and allow the car to reach speeds from 0 to 100 km / h per hour. in 4.4 seconds. Series LC 500 Inspiration will go on sale in April at a price of $ 106.2 thousand (about 7 million rubles)

In Russia, certified hot hatch Hyundai i30 N

In the base of Rosstandart, the Vehicle Type Approval (OTTS) for the “hot” hatchback i30 N appeared. The model is certified in Russia in two versions. According to preliminary information, sales of hot hatch will begin in April of this year.

The European Parliament recognized Guaydo as interim president of Venezuela

Guaydo, who is the chairman of the National Assembly, declared himself interim president of Venezuela instead of Nicolas Maduro on January 23. He was recognized by the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and most Latin American countries. Maduro supported China, Russia, Turkey and Mexico.

In the State Duma allow “disconnection” of Russia from the Internet

Disconnecting Russia from the Internet is one of the possible options for increasing Western pressure on Russia. This was stated by the head of the Duma committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Leonid Levin. Read in the source

Growing international tensions, statements from the West about the need to increase pressure on our country make us think about additional measures to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation in cyberspace. – Leonid Levin, deputy

Canada halved the number of diplomats in Cuba

On Thursday, January 31, it became known that Canada is withdrawing half of the diplomats from its embassy in Cuba. As stated in the Foreign Ministry of this northern country, in the near future eight Canadian diplomatic representatives from 16 will leave Havana

Called the timing of the design of a supersonic passenger liner

Work on the draft design of a supersonic passenger aircraft can begin from 2022 to 2026, after which the design engineering will begin, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reports

Shoigu discussed the restoration of Syria with the Patriarch of Antioch

The head of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, discussed with the Patriarch of Antioch and the entire East, John X, questions of restoring peaceful life in Syria.

The plane with an unknown cargo flew to Moscow from Venezuela

According to the website FlightRadar24, Boeing with the registration number VP-BJG flew out from the Simon Bolivar International Airport, located near Caracas and spent about 11.5 hours in the air, landing in Vnukovo at 11:21 Moscow time

There is still no information about the cargo or the composition of the passengers of the plane, Radio Liberty writes, but it is known that when the aircraft departed from Moscow to Caracas on January 28, only two crews flew it.

Taliban in Afghanistan are expanding their influence and territory

Between July and October 2018, the Afghan government lost control of at least seven districts from just over 400 districts, according to a report by the United States Special Inspector for Reconstruction of Afghanistan (SIGAR).

Schools will be engaged in anti-corruption education of children

The government approved a program on anti-corruption education of schoolchildren for 2019. According to a document posted on the portal of legal information, provisions should appear in educational standards that will allow students to form an “intolerant attitude toward corrupt behavior.”

Uber and Cabify stop working in Barcelona due to new regulations

Uber has decided to stop the provision of services in Barcelona from Friday for private passenger transport by road. This is stated in the company’s statement released on Thursday. This decision is due to measures taken by the Catalan authorities.

The court overturned the payment of compensation to Oleg Navalny from the FSIN

The Oryol regional court granted an appeal against the decision on the recovery of non-pecuniary damage in favor of Oleg Navalny from Orel IK-5 in the village of Naryshkino, where he served his sentence in the “case of Yves Rocher”. As reported in the court, the Civil Affairs Board canceled the decision of the district court on compensation of 50 thousand rubles and refused to satisfy the demands of Navalny.

In Tatarstan, test the system of suppressing UAVs

The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) has tested in Tatarstan a system of suppressing quadrocopters. It is necessary to ensure that on the territory of the colonies they could not deliver telephones and other prohibited goods with the help of drones. About TASS reports TASS with reference to the press service of UFSIN

Cemetery Mafia wins Minstroy

The Ministry of Construction will create a unified information system with a list of licensed ritual agencies and will impose sanctions for such violations as the appearance of relatives of deceased funerals on the threshold before the ambulance and the police arrive. Thus, the authorities intend to defeat the cemetery mafia.

Oreshkin revealed plans to simplify the visa regime

Mitigation of the visa regime will be included in the new tourism development strategy, which is planned to be approved by the coming month. Most likely, it will be about expanding electronic visas over large areas. This was announced by Minister of Economy of Russia Maxim Oreshkin.

Apartment overlooking the Hermitage

The head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, right on his birthday, found an apartment in St. Petersburg with an area of ​​1396 sq.m. (about 20 three-room Khrushchevs) with a view of the Hermitage and costing about a billion rubles – the Gaza edition found out. He has two more apartments in the same house.

Not all news awarded

“The information on awarding Raul Arashukov with the Order of St. Daniel of Moscow, 2nd degree, dated September 1, 2014, disappeared from the patriarchal website. Well, well, ”wrote Venediktov in his Telegram channel.

“Dear Alexey Alekseevich, information about the awarding of Raul Arashukov could not disappear from the site of the Russian Orthodox Church, since this information was simply not available on the site. Not about all the awards are published news. By the way, if you build a temple, you will also be rewarded)) ”- answered Legoida in his channel in Telegram.

ROC proposed the Ministry of Education agreed

The ROC believes that now hours of teaching in schools of the basics of religion are not enough. The Ministry of Education agreed that the number of lessons could be increased. The Deputy Minister of Education, Tatiana Sinyugina, said that the Ministry, in conjunction with the RCP, is working on discussing programs and textbooks on the basics of religion, training and retraining teachers of this subject.

Nabiullina spoke about the threats of growth in consumer lending

The Bank of Russia will pay special attention to the regulation of the retail lending segment. This was stated by the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina at the annual meeting of bankers with the management of the regulator in the boron boarding house near Moscow.

The amount of cash in Russia in 2018 increased by 8.1%

The amount of cash in circulation in the Russian Federation in 2018 increased by 775.2 billion rubles. (by 8.1%) and as of January 1, 2019 amounted to 10.3 trillion rubles. This is stated in the materials of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, published on the official website.

 “Hole” in the capital of “Russian Mortgage Bank” amounted to 1.8 billion rubles

The Bank of Russia revoked the banking license from the Moscow Russian Mortgage Bank on November 23, 2018. According to the financial statements, by November 1, the credit institution ranked 179th in terms of assets in the banking system of the Russian Federation.

The Accounting Chamber has identified violations in the work of the Ministry of Agriculture

The audit revealed systemic violations related to non-compliance with the procedure for granting intergovernmental transfers and the lack of proper control by the Ministry of Agriculture for their use by the regions, reports the Audit Chamber.

Rosneft boosts gas production in Egypt

During 2018, the Zohr project capacity was consistently increased in accordance with the development plan and gas sale agreement from 11.3 million m3 (400 million cubic feet) to the current 56.6 million cubic meters of gas per day (2 billion cubic feet ), the press service of “Rosneft”.

Egyptian President signs decree creating Russian industrial zone in the country

The Egyptian Parliament approved an agreement between Russia and Egypt on the creation of an industrial zone on an area of ​​5.2 million square meters in the east of Port Said in November 2018. The agreement between the countries on the creation of a Russian zone for the implementation of the project of the new Suez Canal was reached in 2014.

Rosstat called the cheapest product

Egg has become the cheapest product since the beginning of the year. This was preceded by a rapid rise in the price of eggs on the eve of the New Year holidays by 7%. But in the first two weeks of 2019, the price of the product decreased by 2.4%. This was told the president of Agrifood Strategies Albert Davleev

In 2018, beer sales in Russia fell

In Russia, in 2018, despite the holding in the country of the World Cup, sales of beer and beer drinks decreased, the National Union of Consumer Protection said. The level of sales in comparison with the indicator of 2017 fell by 0.2%. A total of about 722.2 million decaliters of beer were sold.

Funeral allowance for pensioners will increase from February 1

The funeral allowance for a non-working pensioner will be indexed from February 1. The size of this cash payment will be 5946 rubles. This was reported in the press service of the Pension Fund of Russia.

Alfa-Bank placed eurobonds for 10 billion rubles at 9.35%

Alfa-Bank has placed Eurobonds for 10 billion rubles at a rate of 9.35% per annum, the press service of the financial institution reported.

Experts told how drug prices will rise in 2019

The representative of IPT Group, Yulia Petrishcheva, estimates the rise in prices for imported drugs by 3-15%, and domestic – by 2-12%. This will be a consequence of the weakening of the ruble in 2018, as well as the rise in prices of related goods and services due to the increase in VAT.

National Bank of Ukraine has kept the key rate at 18%

Eight out of fifteen analysts polled by Reuters predicted a rate cut due to a slowdown in inflation to a single figure, while the other seven expected that the central bank was unlikely to ease monetary policy two months before the March 31 presidential election.

South Korean government to support exporters

The Government of the Republic of Korea will support exporters amid a slowdown in the global economy and persistent geopolitical problems. On this January 30, said Finance Minister Hon Nam Ki, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap

Royal Dutch Shell’s net profit almost doubled in 2018

British Dutch-Dutch oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell presented on Thursday financial statements, from which it follows that the net profit attributable to shareholders of the company, according to the results of 2018, grew almost 1.8 times compared to the previous year and reached $ 23.352 billion.

Lithuania bought LNG cargo from a new supplier

The company – energy supplier Lietuvos energijos tiekimas (LET) has concluded an agreement on the purchase of liquefied natural gas with the international group Total Gas & Power Limited, the press service of the company reports. In the summer of this year, Lithuania will receive one shipment purchased from a company on the market for short-term LNG transactions. It is assumed that the tanker will reach Klaipeda at the beginning of the third quarter.

In Kazakhstan, announced the launch date of the electronic trading of oil gas

Within three months, about 500 company employees were trained to launch electronic trading. As REGNUM news agency reported, in December 2018, the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan approved the marginal price for liquefied petroleum gas sold on the domestic market.

Searches were held at opponents of the landfill site in Kolomna

In Kolomna, this morning, searches were carried out at the house of eco-activists who are fighting against the Volovichi proving ground. This is reported in the group of the movement “No to the dump Kolomna” on the social network VKontakte. Searches began at 6 am. They took phones and computers from people, demanded pin codes to unlock them. After the searches, the activists of the movement themselves were taken to the police for interrogation.

Jim Jarmusch released a clip about deserts, cities and corridors

The composition will be included in their joint album entitled “An Attempt to Draw Aside The Veil”, which will go on sale on February 8, 2019, according to Rolling Stone. Jules said the video director in which you can see only black and white deserts, cities and corridors. Gverin

In Kazan, the premiere of “The Tsar’s Bride” will open the Chaliapin Festival

The festival traditionally opens with a premiere. On February 1 and 2, on the stage of the theater will be presented the opera “Tsar’s Bride” by N.Rimsky-Korsakov staged by director Mikhail Panjavidze.

Scientists have created a new coating that can get rid of scratches

American scientists have managed to increase the viscosity of the oil with the help of graphene oxide capsules, which are assembled into a self-organizing structure. Such a coating can not only protect the metal from corrosion, but also self-heal when damaged. It is resistant to aggressive environment.

People have determined the nature of the interlocutor by one word

One word spoken by a man is enough for the interlocutor to draw conclusions about the peculiarities of his character, Spanish scientists report in Scientific Reports. To do this, they asked the Spanish-speaking participants in the study to evaluate the person who owns the voice, according to several parameters, and found that certain features of the voice can form an opinion about it.

Super Medicines discovered by scientists from Swansea University

The strain of bacteria, which may turn out to be a new super-medicine, was discovered by scientists from Swansea University (UK) in the soil of Ferman County (Northern Ireland), which has been known for its healing properties for hundreds of years.

“The discovery of antimicrobial properties in these microorganisms will allow the development of new drugs. But we need to figure out exactly which component of this bacterium resists pathogens, ”says study author Jerry Queen.

Israeli scientists have developed a highway against the ice

Specialists from the Israeli firm SAN Hitech Ltd are engaged in a project that will avoid car accidents associated with the icing of asphalt during the cold season. The development of Snowless will heat the pavement at the right time, as a result of which the ice will return to a liquid state. This was announced by a company representative Jonathan Elimelech. In the future, I plan to provide the system with an alert system via the Internet. It will evaluate the adhesion of wheels to the surface, and then transmit the received information to drivers.

Aerobic exercise improves thinking, the researchers said

American researchers conducted an experiment that showed that walking and cycling improve thought processes, as compared with exercises for stretching muscles. This was told by the popular science publication Naked Science.

Roskomnadzor found violations at the BBC broadcaster in Russia

Roskomnadzor has identified violations during an unscheduled audit of the Russian broadcaster on BBC World News and is assessing their procedural status, a spokesman for the agency, Vadim Ampelonsky, said.

The ECHR ordered Russia to pay € 10 million for the expulsion of Georgians in 2006

By sixteen votes in favor and one against, the judges of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decided that Russia should pay € 10 million to Georgia. This is compensation for moral damage suffered by at least 1.5 thousand Georgians expelled from Russia in 2006 year.

In Kiev, officially registered “New Church”

The “New Church” of Ukraine is legally registered, follows from the data of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, individual entrepreneurs and public formations, published on the website of the Ministry of Justice.

Latvia has suspended the broadcasting channel “Russia RTR”

The Latvian National Electronic Media Council (NESMI), which controls the activities of television and radio broadcasters, on Thursday decided to ban the retransmission of the TV channel “Russia RTR” on the territory of the republic for three months. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry.

Putin and Lukashenko have agreed on a new meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko held talks by telephone. According to the agency “Belta”, the leaders of the two countries agreed to hold a meeting in the near future.

Kurt Walker endorses the OSCE Donbas plan

The OSCE’s proposed plan for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass has been approved by the State Department, Kurt Volker’s special representative for Ukraine’s affairs department said, the Direct TV channel reported.

On January 28, Saidyk proposed a new plan for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas. It says that elections on the territory of the DPR and the LPR should be held exclusively under the control of the UN, and with military and police components.

The State Duma warned of a possible disconnection of the Internet in Russia

Leonid Levin, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, admitted that Russia could be disconnected from the Internet. This is stated in a press release received by Gazeta.ru.

Growing international tensions, statements from the West about the need to increase pressure on our country make us think about additional measures to protect the sovereignty of the Russian Federation in cyberspace. – Leonid Levin, deputy

Andrei Kononov headed the Patriot Park in Kronstadt

The commander of the troops of the Western Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev appointed the president of the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral in the name of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Andrei Kononov to the post of director of the military patriotic park “Patriot” in Kronstadt

British Foreign Minister announced a possible postponement of Brexit

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that his country’s withdrawal from the European Agreement may be postponed for a time if the transaction is approved by the House of Commons shortly before the appointed date Brexit

The newest US aircraft carrier fails catapults

At the most expensive US Navy aircraft carrier Gerald Ford worth $ 13 billion recorded 20 failures of launch systems and landing aircraft during operations at sea – an electromagnetic catapult refused. This was stated by representatives of the Pentagon.

Armenia bought Russian Su-30SM aircraft

Armenia purchased multi-role Su-30SM fighter aircraft from Russia, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported in response to a Sputnik Armenia request. “The Republic of Armenia has signed a deal to acquire Russian Su-30 SM aircraft,” the message says

Kurds blocked humanitarian aid for residents of Hadzhin

Fighters from the formations of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) blocked a column with humanitarian aid near the village of Al-Husayyniyah. This is reported by the Federal News Agency. The publication refers to the data of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the warring parties.

Colombia transferred armored vehicles to the border with Venezuela

The Colombian military transferred a column of armored vehicles to the border with Venezuela, to the Simon Bolivar bridge. A video appeared on the web in which you can see the EE-9 Cascavel combat vehicle.

India is preparing to buy 18 more Russian fighters

India is preparing to sign a contract with Rosoboronexport for the supply of another 18 vehicle sets of Su-30MKI fighters for $ 800 million, reported the Indian publication Business Standard. Taking into account this batch, the number of Su-30 of various modifications in the Indian Air Force will reach 290 units.

Project 11356 Indian frigates arm BrahMos missiles

The main armament of the frigates, according to the assumption, will be the Russian-Indian supersonic cruise anti-ship missiles “BrahMos”.

The United States intends to continue to advise Ukraine on army reforms

The United States Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, said that support for the Independent Square regarding the reform of the armed forces will continue.

The US Army will receive a new Javelin FGM-148F ATGM

The development of Javelin ATGM systems is carried out in several stages. The new modification of FGM-148F is the second stage, at the third and fourth stage of development JJV company will work on reducing the mass and cost of the complex.

Russian officers went to China to prepare international exercises

Up to 40 servicemen, including officers, are planned to be brought in from the Eastern Military District to support the work of the multinational command and control centers and special forces formations. The exercises themselves will be held in November in the territory of the People’s Republic of China and will be devoted to the destruction of conditional terrorists.

In the US Congress want to limit the rights of Trump to strike a nuclear strike

Two proposals to limit the rights of the president to deliver a nuclear strike were made this week to the US Congress, the press services of the co-authors of the bills said.

Gazprom may nullify the claim of Naftogaz Ukrainian transit

Recall that the Stockholm arbitration earlier ruled on disputes between Gazprom and Naftogaz regarding gas supply and transit contracts, obliging the Russian company to pay the Ukrainian $ 2.56 billion. Gazprom appealed against them in March, and in May demanded that it be completely canceled “transit” solution.

The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the US rose more than forecast

The number of initial claims for unemployment benefits in the United States for the week ending January 26 increased by 53 thousand from the revised figure of the previous week and amounted to 253 thousand, the labor ministry said on Thursday.

Italy’s economy has entered a technical recession

Since GDP declines for the second quarter in a row (in the third quarter, the decline was 0.1% compared to the second quarter), Italy entered a stage of technical recession, statistics noted.

Rosstat will change the method of poverty assessment

If Russia had moved to such an assessment system, the level of poverty would have increased to 21.3%, said Liliya Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy at the HSE. Another criterion of poverty is the lack of incomes of the poor. In 2017, it amounted to 717 billion rubles.

The share of non-residents in the Russian OFZ in December decreased to 24.4%

The share of non-residents on the Russian market of federal loan bonds (OFZ) in December 2018 decreased to 24.4% against 24.7% in November, the Bank of Russia reported.

The share of non-residents began to decline after the introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions by the United States: as of April 1, the share of non-residents in the Russian OFZs reached a maximum in the history of statistics, which is maintained from January 2012, and amounted to 34.5%.

According to the regulator, by the end of December, the nominal amount of OFZ owned by non-residents amounted to 1.79 trillion rubles, with a total market volume of more than 7.325 trillion rubles.


The Chinese company will buy the hotel “Beijing” in the center of Moscow

The Chinese state-owned company is buying the Beijing Hotel in the center of Moscow, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Thursday, citing the Gals-Development management company, which put the building up for sale in 2016.

Samsung reported a quarterly profit drop of 30%

In the fourth quarter of 2018, Samsung’s net profit fell by almost 30% to 8.5 trillion won ($ 7.6 billion) from 12.2 trillion won a year earlier. The company notes that profits in the fourth quarter were affected by a drop in demand for memory chips used in smartphones.

Evraz for 2018 reduced steel production by 7.3%

Evraz in 2018 reduced its steel output by 7.3% compared with the previous year, to 13.019 million tons, the company said. Steel output in the fourth quarter remained at the level of the previous quarter and amounted to 3.1 million tons.

Gazprom borrowed € 500 million from Mitsubishi UFJ

Gazprom opened a new year loan program with a Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG Bank, Ltd.) for 500 million euros attracted in January 2019 for a period up to 2023, according to Gazprom materials available to Interfax

The National Bank of Ukraine has kept the discount rate at 18%

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has kept the discount rate at 18% per annum, the press service of the regulator said.

VTB’s retail loan portfolio increased by 25% in 2018

VTB’s retail portfolio in 2018 grew by 25%, ahead of the market. This was reported to journalists by the deputy president – chairman of the board of VTB Anatoly Pechatnikov

South Korean government to support exporters

The Government of the Republic of Korea will support exporters amid a slowdown in the global economy and persistent geopolitical problems. This was January 30, said Finance Minister Hon Nam Ki, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Crimean authorities will increase support to farmers in 2019 to 2.5 billion rubles

Agrarians of Crimea will receive this year support from the republican budgets in the amount of 2.5 billion rubles, the press service of the regional government said on Thursday. Earlier, the Ministry of Agriculture of Crimea reported that in 2018 2.3 billion rubles were allocated to support farmers

In 2018, Belarus’s foreign debt rose to 16.9 billion dollars

Compared with the previous period increased by 1% Over the past year, the external debt of Belarus increased by 1%, reaching 16.9 billion dollars. Information about this is posted on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic. During this period, loans were raised in the amount of $ 2.353 billion.

Russians have increased the volume of short-term foreign currency deposits by half

In 2018, clients of Russian banks increased 1.5 times in dollar equivalent the volume of short-term foreign currency deposits (for a period from one month to one year) – from $ 15.1 billion on January 1, 2018 to $ 23.1 billion on January 1, 2019, calculated RBC based on data of the Central Bank

Bulgaria has decided to extend the “Turkish Stream”

Bulgartransgaz made a final investment decision on the construction of a new gas pipeline from the border with Turkey to Serbia, which will receive the Turkish Stream gas, the company’s GTS operator Bulgaria said.

Zohr gas production exceeded 12 bcm

The gas field was discovered on the Egyptian shelf in 2015 by Eni. Its area was 231 square kilometers, and the reserves, which were discovered in it, amount to more than 850 billion m3.

Sales of new buildings in the US in November increased by 17%

Sales of new homes in the US in November increased by 16.9% compared with the revised October figure – up to 657,000, according to data from the census bureau of the US Department of Commerce.

Facebook’s net annual profit rose to $ 22 billion

Net quarterly profit was $ 6.8 billion, up 61% from a year earlier. During the year, the company showed a profit of $ 22.1 billion, which is 39% more than in 2017.

The Ministry of Construction stated the need to replace 29% of the heating networks in Russia

The Ministry of Construction reported that 29% of heating networks in Russia must be replaced in order to avoid accidents. Izvestia writes with reference to the ministry that 4–5% of heating networks need to be updated annually in the country.

Uranium was sold at an online auction in Japan

The atomic energy control specialist of Japan drew attention to the fact that one of the online auctions sold so-called depleted uranium, a by-product with a low radioactive background, which is obtained during uranium enrichment.

In the English library accidentally found a manuscript about King Arthur

In the UK, found seven pages of a medieval manuscript, which tells of King Arthur. The valuable document was kept in archives for many years. He was found among the books of the XVI century in the Bristol Central Library, reports The Daily Mail.

Peter Jackson will shoot a new documentary on The Beatles

The Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson will make a new documentary about the cult British pop group The Beatles. This was reported on January 30 by the Guardian newspaper.

The film “White Boyfriend Rick” goes to film distribution

The crime drama “White Boy Rick” goes to the Russian film distribution on January 31. The film was shot by director Jan Demange (TV series “The secret diary of a call girl”).

Hugh Jackman starred in the film from the co-author of “The Wild West World”

Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson, starred in The Greatest Showman, will work together again and will play the main roles in the fantastic film Reminiscence.

Bellingcat confirmed the SBU version of the connection of Wagner’s mercenaries with the GRU

The Bellingcat investigation team has published material in which new data are presented in favor of the version of the link between PMCs Wagner and the military intelligence of the Russian Federation. Earlier, this version was presented by the SBU leadership, referring to the fact that the “Wagner’s fighters” used the “Bulk” series international passports for flights to Africa.

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