22 Mar, 2018

Zuckerberg acknowledged the errors Facebook ..

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg commented on the leakage of tens of millions of users of the social network.

“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we do not cope with this, we do not deserve to serve you,” the Facebook founder stated in his commentary. “I’m trying to understand the situation and I want to make sure that this does not happen again,” he said.

Several years ago, Cambridge Analytica, connected with Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters, used the Facebook application data, which offered users to compile their psychological portrait. This application was installed by about 270 thousand people, giving him their personal information.

Later, Cambridge Analytica reported that it destroyed the information received, but it turned out that not all data were deleted. It is assumed that during the last election campaign in the US, the firm used personal data from a part of the country’s electorate to create targeted and psychologically verified advertising.

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In Russia can grow income tax

The government is considering increasing the income tax from 13% to 15%. This was reported to Vedomosti with reference to federal officials.

The demonstrators in Volokolamsk attacked the head of the district and showered the governor with snowballs

The incident occurred at a spontaneous rally near the Central District Hospital in Volokolamsk, where over 50 children with signs of poisoning were examined in the day. Residents consider the outbreak of the “Yadrovo” dump as the reason for the schoolchildren’s discomfort.

Telegram appealed to the ECHR court decision on encryption keys

Telegram sent a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the decision of the Moscow Meshchansky Court, which fined it 800 thousand rubles last December. For refusing to provide the FSB with encryption keys. The text of the complaint was published on the website of the international human rights group “Agora”

The pope deprived nine Ukrainian monks who “cast out demons”

Pope Francis deprived nine Ukrainian priests of monastic dignity for conducting exorcism ceremonies without special permission. This is reported on the website of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC).

San Francisco will not be allowed to sell clothes made of genuine fur

In the American city of San Francisco, a ban on the sale of clothes made of natural fur will be introduced. This is reported by the American media. The ban will come into force in January 2019.

“Black Thursday” of mass strikes is held in France

The air traffic controllers of the three main airports serving Paris: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais also intend to take an active part in the Black Thursday strikes. This, as warned the Main Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Republic, will lead to the cancellation of at least 30% of flights.

Fat people were kicked out of business class

Full people and passengers with babies were forbidden to fly the business class of “Thai Airlines” because the safety belts in the new aircraft were too short.

Residents of the Netherlands supported the law on the “Big Brother”

The majority of the Dutch supported the adoption of the law on “Big Brother” at the referendum. This is evidenced by the exit polls conducted by the public opinion research center Ipsos.

The General Intelligence and Security Service and the Military Intelligence and Security Service will receive additional opportunities: to conduct mass surveillance in social networks and messengers, to intercept Internet correspondence. All devices, including mobile phones, computers and set-top boxes for digital television will be covered by the law.

Egypt has become an expensive resort

Flights Moscow-Cairo are on sale. The first flight will take place on April 11. The flights will be performed by only two companies: domestic and Egyptian. Consequently, the choice for tourists is minimal: either a round-trip ticket for 22 thousand rubles, or nothing.

The company has already announced the sale of package offers: 10.5 hours on the way to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh hotel (the same amount back to Moscow), insurance, accommodation for 7 days will cost $ 1.4 thousand for two.

According to experts, the same proposal in May will cost more than $ 2 thousand.

Thus, Egypt, which was widely available before, the air communication with which was stopped on October 31, 2015 after the crash of the Russian aircraft, has every chance to become an expensive resort for the elite

From May in Kuzbass will begin to operate benefits for travel for pensioners

From May 1 in Kuzbass starts an annual action, which gives pensioners the right to preferential travel in public transport. It will be effective until October 1.

“Dozhd” TV channel joined the boycott of journalists

“The editorial office of the TV channel Rain, which was the first to raise the issue of the harassment of MP Leonid Slutsky to journalists, including our colleague, is outraged by the position of the State Duma and the parliamentary commission on ethics and considers her decision unacceptable and mocking,” said Alexander Perepelov, editor-in-chief of the TV channel .

“Kommersant” refused to cooperate with deputy Slutsky and the State Duma commission on ethics

This is stated in a statement published on March 21 in the editorial office of the publishing house. Refusal to work with Slutsky is connected with the conclusion of the commission of the State Duma on ethics, which did not find any violations in the behavior of the parliamentarian, accused of harassment of journalists.

The Ministry of Justice introduced the German Marshall Fund into the list of undesirable organizations

The Marshall Fund is an independent American think tank. He was included in the list of organizations whose activities were deemed undesirable on the territory of Russia, on March 21. On March 29, the foundation will hold a public discussion in Washington on “Foreign policy of Vladimir Putin after the elections”.

England compared the FIFA World Cup in Russia with the Olympics in Fascist Germany

During the session in the British Parliament, Laborer Ayan Austin compared the upcoming World Football Championship, which will be held in the summer of 11 cities of Russia, with the Olympics in Germany at the time of Adolf Hitler. This was agreed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Boris Johnson, writes The Guardian.

RBC withdraws all journalists working in the Duma

After the conclusion of the commission of the State Duma on ethics, which did not find violations in the conduct of the deputy Leonid Slutsky, accused of harassment, the RBC media holding withdraws all its journalists working in the lower house of the Russian parliament

From Wednesday, March 21, employees of all editorial offices – the website, the TV channel, the newspaper and the magazine – will stop their work in the Duma. The decision was made by the management of the media holding as a sign of disagreement with the conclusion of the commission of the State Duma on ethics

Real incomes of Russians in February rose for the first time since January 2017

Real disposable income of Russians without taking into account a lump sum payment to pensioners in February 2018 increased by 4.4% in annual terms, Rosstat reports. The growth was recorded for the first time since January 2017.

Gref estimated the level of credit for Russians

The share of Russian household incomes that is used to service loans is not yet critical, in the next two years the problem will not be acute, Sberbank CEO Herman Gref said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

If we take the share of household incomes that goes to servicing loans, this is not a critical story. We must closely monitor this, it is true, but, according to our estimates, this problem will not be acute in the next two years. – German Gref, Russian statesman

China intensifies international propaganda to strengthen its influence

China united the largest national broadcasting corporations into a single media structure, called the Central TV and Radio Corporation “Voice of China”. This is assumed by Article 36 of the “Provisions on Deepening the Reforms of the Party and State Apparatus”, promulgated on March 21.


The US Congress will allocate $ 250 million to fight the influence of Russia

The US Congress will allocate $ 250 million for “opposition to Russian influence.” This follows from the draft budget of the country for the 2018 financial year, distributed in the Congress. The funds will go to “the work of the fund to oppose Russian influence” and to “programs to strengthen democracy in Russia.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry called “the terrorist attack against Russians” the poisoning of Skripal

Representatives of the Russian side – the Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Ermakov, the Chief of the Forces of Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense of the Armed Forces, Major-General Igor Kirillov and Doctor of Chemical Sciences Viktor Holstov pointed to the absurdity of London’s accusations and inconsistencies in the ” .

Perhaps this is another eloquent manifestation of an absurd situation, when questions are asked and unwillingness to hear any answers is demonstrated. – Dmitry Peskov, Russian statesman

Gaddafi’s son declared his readiness to testify against Sarkozy

According to media reports, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of a Libyan leader killed in 2011, witnessed the first deliveries of money to Claude Guant, former Chief of Staff of Sarkozy in Tripoli. Earlier, Sarkozy was charged in the case of financing his presidential campaign from Libya in 2007.

The application for resignation was filed by the President of Peru Kuchinski

The President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuchinsky, has handed in a petition for resignation to the country’s congress, Tass reports referring to the local press. The decision to leave Kuchinski took place after an emergency meeting with Cabinet members.

Interparliamentary dialogue between Russia and the United States

The Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov discussed with Senator Random Paul the prospects for an interparliamentary dialogue between the Russian Federation and the United States, the Russian diplomatic mission said on Wednesday.

The President of Estonia will suddenly deliver a speech in Russian

The President of the Republic of Estonia will deliver a speech on what determines the course of life and on what the success of man in modern society depends. As noted on the site of the event, Kalyulayd will open a conference that will be held entirely in Russian with Estonian subtitles.

Bloomberg: Britain is trying to persuade allies to send Russian

The British authorities are sharing intelligence with the European allies in the case of an investigation into the poisoning in Salisbury by the nerve agent of the former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal, trying to convince them to answer after London to expel Russian diplomats, the article says.

Sarkozy was accused of illegally financing Libya his presidential campaign

Sarkozy was interrogated for 26 hours in the French anti-corruption department, financial and tax offenses. After that, the ex-president was released home. Journalists say that Sarkozy will be “under judicial control.”

Russians are required to inform in advance about their intention to visit Ukraine

By his decree, the Ukrainian president put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council, which obliges the government to draft amendments to the laws in a month’s time, providing for a mechanism for preliminary verification of the grounds for entry into the territory of Ukraine.

Poland included receiving compensation for the Second World War in the list of foreign policy objectives

This was stated by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Chaputovich, presenting a report on the main goals and tasks of the country’s foreign policy for 2018.

“We will seek legal, political and financial means (receiving) compensation,” the minister said.

The US Congress intends to extend sanctions against Rosoboronexport

The US Congress plans to extend the package of sanctions with regard to cooperation of the Pentagon with Rosoboronexport, the document of the draft US budget for 2018

China is preparing a response to the introduction of new American duties

China plans to introduce retaliatory measures in relation to the US on the introduction of new duties. This was reported by “Gazeta.ru” referring to The Wall Street Journal.

Parliament of Catalonia will try to approve a new chapter of the Ministry of Education

Parliament of Catalonia at a meeting on Thursday will try to approve the head of the government of the autonomous community of the representative of the coalition “Together for Catalonia” Jordi Turul. On this eve, March 21, announced the speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Roger Torren.

ABC: US special prosecutor studies Trump’s connections with Cambridge Analytica

US Attorney General Robert Muller is studying the nature of the working relationship that took place between the election campaign of the current US President Donald Trump and the British firm Cambridge Analytica, which was accused of illegally collecting personal data from users of Facebook social network with the purpose of drawing up their psychological portraits.

Germany will continue to work to ensure the sovereignty of Ukraine

“The work on the implementation of the Minsk agreement will be continued to ensure Ukraine’s sovereignty, and to withdraw relations with Russia to a new level by implementing the Minsk agreement,” Angela Merkel said.


Heads of General Staff of the RF Armed Forces and the US discussed the situation in Syria

The Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov and the Chief of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Joseph Dunford, discussed the situation in Syria. This is reported by the Russian Defense Ministry

Russia plans to upgrade all strategic missile carriers Tu-160

The deputy noted that the Ministry of Defense plans to buy new power plants directly from the manufacturer – the Samara PJSC “Kuznetsov”.

Russia distributed to the UN Security Council a documentary about East Gutu

Russia distributed on Wednesday in the UN Security Council a documentary about what is happening in the suburbs of Damascus East Guta

Military foresters received in 2017 more than a hundred units of new equipment

Military foresters received in 2017 more than a hundred units of new equipment, including army ATVs for patrolling, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the head of the forestry department of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (Oboronles) Dmitry Olkhovik

The US Navy submarine was stuck in the ice of the Arctic during the development of “strikes against Russia”

The flagship of the US Navy, the Hartford submarine was stuck in the Arctic ice, with the development of scenarios for striking Russia. According to the plan of NATO exercises, the Hartford and Connecticut submarines, which are the pride of the US Navy, had to surfaced and deal a conditional blow to the enemy.

The army of Syria has discovered clandestine workshops for the production of chemical weapons

The government army of Syria has discovered clandestine workshops for the production of chemical weapons. This was announced on Wednesday by the chief of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the RF Armed Forces Igor Kirillov.

Damascus officially confirmed its readiness to assist in any investigation of the chemical attack in Syria, but international organizations refused to cooperate with the Syrian government, in fact aiding the terrorist organizations in their illegal activities. – Igor Kirillov, TV presenter

In Ukraine, the number of conscripts in the spring campaign increased by a quarter

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has established the number of citizens subject to conscription in the spring campaign. In April and May, 15,000 conscripts will be called up for military service. This was reported in the press service of the Ukrainian government.

Bondarev told how many interceptors are needed to intercept Sarmat

To intercept the Sarmat ICBM, at least 500 US anti-missiles are needed, RIA Novosti chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev said.

All airplanes and helicopters VKS will install on-board defense complexes

The Defense Ministry plans to install airborne defense systems for all aircrafts of the VKS, said deputy head of the department Yuri Borisov, visiting the research institute “Ekran” during his visit to Samara.


Founder Twitter: Bitcoin will become a single world currency

Crypto currency, bitcoin, can become the only means of payment in the world in the future, says the creator and CEO of the social network Twitter Jack Dorsey.

The US Federal Reserve raised the base interest rate to 1.5-1.75%

The market was almost completely sure that the rate would be increased by 25 bpts. In particular, interest rate futures indicated that the probability of an interest rate increase by 25 bpts. was 76%, and by 50 bp. – 24%

DIA to buy out additional issue of Promsvyazbank for 113.4 billion rubles

The Deposit Insurance Agency will buy out an additional issue of Promsvyazbank for 113.4 billion rubles, as a result, the state corporation will own 99.9% of the bank’s ordinary shares, the CBR press release says.

Russia actively buys gold and sells the US debt

According to the US Treasury, in January the RF sold Treasury bills for $ 5.3 bn, as a result of which the volume of these assets in its possession fell to an annual minimum, and the country now ranks only 16th in the list of US chief creditors.

The net profit of “PhosAgro” for the 4th quarter of 2017 decreased by 2 times

The net profit (adjusted for non-monetary currency items) for the reporting period decreased 2 times – to 3.7 billion rubles ($ 63 million), this figure for the full year reached 21.2 billion rubles. ($ 363 million)

Gazprom prepares suit in international court for antimonopoly fine

“Gazprom” does not recognize the legitimacy of the antimonopoly imposed by Ukraine and considers violation of its rights the actions of Kiev to recover money from the company, is preparing a suit in international arbitration, the Russian gas holding said.

Ministry of Energy opposes the tax maneuver of the Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Energy of Russia does not support the proposal of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on a tax maneuver in the oil industry, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in the Public Chamber.

Rosneft and Eni failed to find oil in the Black Sea

On Wednesday, Rosneft announced that it had completed the drilling of the first super-deep-water exploration and appraisal well (5.2 km) of Maria-1 at the Val Shatskoye deposit in the Black Sea (West Black Sea area). Here she works together with the Italian Eni.

“Naftogaz” raised prices for industrial consumers by almost 10%

Ukrainian company Naftogaz has presented its customers with new tariffs for blue fuel, which will come into force in April. New proposals are published on the company’s website. The press service of “Nafitogaz” noted that in comparison with the March tariffs, in April prices were increased by 7.4% -9.8%.

Gas extraction from European UGS reached the maximum level

The gas extraction from the European underground gas storage facilities (UGS) reached a maximum level of 61.9 billion cubic meters, Gazprom said in a statement.

“Gazprom” has built 75% of the “Forces of Siberia”

Gazprom built 1,629.3 km of the Siberian Power pipeline, which is 75.5% of the Chayandinskoye field to Blagoveshchensk, the company said.

Russia in January ahead of Saudi Arabia for oil production by 5.5%

Russia outstripped Saudi Arabia in oil production in January 2018 by 5.5%, according to Rosstat.

Gazprom has approved the attraction of loans for 4 billion euros

The Board of Directors clarified that for uncoordinated attraction several conditions must be met: the interest rate should not be more than Euribor +2.5 per annum, the one-time commission should not exceed 1.5% of the loan amount, the term of attraction – not more than five years

In Komi opened new gas reserves

On the territory of the Intinsky district of the Komi Republic, a new gas field, the Levogrubeyuskoye, was discovered. The increase in gas reserves amounted to 10.3 billion cubic meters. Timano-Pechora gas company is engaged in geological prospecting.

Ban on foreign-made vessels

Since 2019, they can prohibit the transportation of oil, gas and coal produced in the Russian Arctic by the Northern Sea Route on foreign vessels. The draft Minpromtorg, agreed by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Energy, should soon be submitted to the government

Economists have calculated the price of reforms proposed by Putin

Kudrin proposed to reduce the cost of defense and security from 7.4 to 6.5% of GDP, which will save about 6 trillion rubles. in 2018-2024, and to optimize social expenditures by increasing the retirement age and moving to targeted distribution of subsidies, which will save about 7.8 trillion rubles.

“Novatek” will earn with the help of frost

The company Novatek has patented its own technology for liquefying gas. Its distinctive feature is the organization of the technological process using the cold of the natural environment.

Agrokor agreed to pay € 1.1 billion of debt to Sberbank

Croatian retailer Agrokor and Russian Sberbank agreed to withdraw mutual claims. Under the agreement, Agrokor agreed to recognize the claims of the Russian bank on the payment of debt for € 1.1 billion, reports Reuters.

The delivery of icebreakers for Atomflot and Gazprom Neft will be delayed for six months

The delivery date of the port icebreaker for FSUE Atomflot to PJSC Vyborg Shipyard (VSZ, part of the USC group) is shifted by six months. This was stated by the head of FSUE “Atomflot” Vyacheslav Ruksha at the meeting of USC for the year.

Gazprom and Naftogaz will hold talks in late March

Gazprom and Naftogaz will meet at the end in March in Europe to negotiate as part of the procedure for the termination of existing contracts for the supply and transit of Russian gas. This, according to RBC, said the head of the Ukrainian company Andrei Kobolev.

As Kobolev said, the parties will discuss at the meeting both the contracts themselves, as well as debt obligations on them, as well as compensation for losses.


In Saratov, after the attempt, the staff of Rosgvardia was hospitalized

Employees of the police and Rosgvardia were injured during the explosion of the laptop during the operative-search activities in the Saratov region, they were hospitalized, the suspects in the attempt on them were detained, the press service of the regional department of the UK reported.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs opened a case on theft of 2.5 billion rubles from the bank

“Employees of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Moscow GUMVD in Moscow, together with the Main Directorate for Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, detained a suspect in the theft of over 2.5 billion rubles belonging to a commercial bank,” said the agency’s interlocutor

Earlier, a source in law enforcement agencies said that the police detained a former State Duma deputy Vadim Varshavsky. He is suspected of stealing money from the bank Petrocommerce in 2012. At that time, Warsaw was the owner of the Zlatoust Metallurgical Plant.

Mass poisoning in Volokolamsk: residents went to the rally

At least fifteen hundred people went to a rally outside the building of the Central District Hospital in Volokolamsk after dozens of children with nausea, vomiting and a skin rash arrived there. Local residents demanded a meeting with the governor of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov and other officials.

Singer Vitas was taken to the police after shooting in a country house

Singer Vitaly Grachev, acting under the pseudonym Vitas, was taken to the police, after shooting near a country house in Barvikha in the Moscow suburbs. This is reported by sources of RIA Novosti and TASS. According to the interlocutor of RIA Novosti, Vitas shot from a gun with a gun.

In Dublin, the fire covered several floors of the hotel

The fire arose on the upper floors of the Metro Hotel in the Irish capital, in the Ballymun area, with flames spreading over several floors, according to the British tabloid The Sun. The hotel is located near the Dublin airport, the publication notes.

A resident of Yekaterinburg registered in his apartment almost 7 thousand people

It is noted that the resident of Yekaterinburg fictitiously registered in his apartment 6,8 thousand people, while almost all of them he registered already after the police opened a criminal case on the illegal registration of 57 people.

In Dagestan, the killer surrendered to the police the client’s murder

A resident of Dagestan hired a killer for 300 thousand rubles to kill his uncle’s wife, law enforcement officers staged a murder of a woman and detained the customer at the time of the transfer of money, told RIA Novosti a senior assistant to the head of the regional investigation department Rasul Temirbekov.

The tourist bus fell through into a ravine formed in the middle of the road in the center of Moscow

In Degtyarny lane in the Tverskoy district in the center of Moscow on Wednesday evening there was a sagging of asphalt, in the ravine formed in the middle of the road the tourist bus had failed. The width of the pit is about 2.5 meters, and the depth is about a meter.

In the mayoralty, meanwhile, it was justified that the incident was connected with an increase in the groundwater level, which arose as a result of heavy precipitation. On poor performance of road works, according to officials, there is no question.

Militants of the “Islamic State” took responsibility for the attack on a policeman in Chechnya

The day after the attack of SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the activities of terrorists on the Internet, reported that Amaq agency, associated with IG *, called an unknown person who attacked a policeman in the Staropromyslovsky district of Grozny, one of the fighters of the “Islamic state” *.

The Austrian, who called road policemen “smurfs” on Facebook, was fined 160 euros

A resident of the province of Tyrol published in public a warning about “two smurfs standing with lasers” on the highway. Local authorities found that the author of the post violated “public order, defaming the two police officers.”


Alla Pugacheva after a long quarrel reconciled with Ilya Reznik

Singer Alla Pugacheva after a long quarrel reconciled with the songwriter Ilya Reznik. The prima donna took part in Reznik’s jubilee concert.

Olga Buzova put on his knees ex-wife Dmitry Tarasov

On the page in Instagram, the television star published backstage from the photo session, which, as her fans stated, she put her ex-husband Dimitri Tarasov on his knees. Olga Buzova has published several photos from the photo shoot, as well as a video with the fragments of the shooting.

Ex-star “Doma-2” blames Elena Korikov in her parting with her beloved

The former participant of the TV station Oksana Ryaska believes that Elena Korikova destroyed her relationship with her beloved man. According to the girl, the actress communicated too much with the businessman. 29-year-old Oksana Ryask has been searching for love for a long time on the TV project “Dom-2”, but so

Mom Alesya Kafelnikova first told about the problems of her daughter

Mom of the famous model Alesya Kafelnikova first told about the problems that exist in the life of her daughter. She told about this during the show “Let them talk”. Alesya is the daughter of Eugene Kafelnikov, who is a famous tennis player. and did not find a soul mate there.

The young wife of Ivan Krasko had to endure two DNA tests

Natalia experienced a serious shock. She managed to get his ex-wife Ivan Ivanovich to send for examination their eldest son. However, the girl also had to become a participant in the study with a man who called himself her father

The marriage of Alexei Glyzin fell apart because of his 17-year-old mistress

Ex-member of the musical group “Cheerful Guys” told a TV presenter about how a 17-year-old mistress destroyed his marriage. The famous artist explained that he was the initiator of the termination of family life with his chosen one, because a young 17-year-old girl turned his head.

Mickey Rourke invited to a meeting with Jan Koshkin

Mickey Rourke offered a date to Yana Koshkina, a well-known actor and boxer became a subscriber of the personal microblogging of the TV star in Instagram. He tracks posted posts and leaves comments under many of them

Emily Ratakovski’s husband photographed her naked

On the eve of Ratakovski published in Instagram photo, which she completely naked (the exception is her head in a straw hat). “Posyuyu my husband,” – signed the picture model

Singer Aziza told about who saved her from alcohol

The celebrity clarified that the wife of the poet Irina Reznik helped her overcome a bad habit. Aziza reported that the 1990s were a real test for her. At that time, the singer became addicted to alcohol: after appearances she constantly spoiled herself with cognac and could not abandon this habit.

Singer Anna Pletneva told about the prison term in London

The singer Anna Pletneva shared during a frank interview that she was in a London prison when she was a minor. There she spent three days, but her parents did not even bother, because they did not even ask her anything.

The court ruled on the charge of Philip Kirkorov in plagiarism

By decision of the Savelovsky Court of Moscow, the French composer Gilbert Sinue lost the dispute with Philip Kirkorov. Earlier, the Frenchman accused the pop king of plagiarism: the allegedly French composition Helwa ya Baladi (“My Beautiful Motherland”) of 1979 was altered without permission beyond recognition, turning it into a “Silk thread”. Kirkorov, however, insisted that he acquired the rights to the above melody.

The artist from Russia turned Soviet films into Japanese anime

Artist from Russia Dmitry Grozov, working under the pseudonym Ahriman, turned Soviet films into Japanese anime. Sketches of the artist are gaining more popularity on the web.

The teaser of the thriller series based on the story of George Martin

American television channel Syfy published the first trailer of the series “Night Flight” (in translation from English – Nightflyers). The series was shot based on the story of the same name by writer George R. R. Martin – author of the saga “The Game of Thrones”.

Nick Nolty and Emily Mortimer will be photographed in the remake of the film by Till Schweiger

Nick Nolty, Matt Dillon and Emily Mortimer will be photographed in the movie “Honey in the head” based on the same film by Till Schweiger in 2014. As reported by Deadline, the German actor and director himself will lead the English-language remake of his tape.

April 23 in Warsaw, the world premiere of the film “Sobibor”

April 23 in Warsaw, the world premiere of the film about the rebellion in the concentration camp “Sobibor”. The director of the film is Konstantin Khabensky, and in cinemas it will be shown on May 11. The Sobibor Concentration Camp operated on the territory of occupied Poland from May 1942 to October 1943.

The plot of the new season of the “World of the Wild West” is revealed

Action “World Wild West” is unfolding in the near future. In the center of the story is a robotic amusement park dedicated to the Wild West where, due to a malfunction in the system, the android servicing the attraction get out of control and begin to attack visitors

The jubilee photo exhibition Best of Russia will open in Moscow

The jubilee exhibition of the largest photo research of the country Best of Russia – 2017 will be inaugurated on Wednesday at the “Vinzavod” Contemporary Art Center. The audience will be able to visit the exhibition from March 22 to May 13, Tass learned from the press service of the Winery.

Cultural forum will be held in the Manezh with Akhedzhakova and Posner

Liya Akhedzhakova will share stories about Eldar Ryazanov, Vladimir Pozner will present a new cultural project, Mikhail Zhvanetsky will read excerpts from his works, Igor Butman will give a big jazz concert.

Courtney Love – in the teaser of the new video of Marilyn Manson

Granny’s widow Courtney Love will be photographed in a clip of the cybernetic shock futurist Marilyn Manson Tattooed in Reverse. A short teaser of the upcoming video on one of the songs from the last album of Heaven Upside Down the musician posted on his Twitter account


YouTube will increase the number of advertisements between music videos

The company hopes that the new service of paid music subscriptions will further increase the profit

In Russia, launched the first test area network 5G

On the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, the first open pilot zone 5G in Russia was launched. This was reported in the press service of Rostelecom. The network was developed by Rostelecom, Nokia and the Skolkovo Foundation.

Smartphone Huawei P20 will receive a built-in memory of 512 GB

Chinese company Huawei will introduce a new smartphone with a record volume of built-in memory. According to various information publications, the flagship P20 can get a flash drive with a capacity of 512 gigabytes. As it became known, the device’s RAM is 6 Gigabytes

Siri allows you to read messages on your iPhone without a password

The next bug is found in the software Apple. It turned out that the voice assistant Siri allows you to read messages on locked devices running on iOS.

Became known prices and features of the new smartphone OnePlus 6

All data are preliminary, since the gadget has not yet been officially submitted.

It is assumed that the developers will equip the OnePlus 6 6.2-inch display with a ratio of 19: 9. Additional functions such as the front camera and sensors will be placed on the cutout, which is at the top of the screen. Camera resolutions will be: main – 20 megapixels, front – 12 megapixels.

Inside OnePlus 6 will be installed chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, “RAM” capacity of 8 GB and built-in memory of 64/256 GB. The battery supports quick charging. As the operating system will be selected Android 8.1 Oreo.

According to preliminary data, the smartphone will cost about 749 dollars ….

Bvlgari created the world’s thinnest tourbillon for men’s watches

Bvlgari, the Italian jewelry and watch house, presented the most delicate wrist watches at the prestigious BaselWorld exhibition. The gadget is equipped with the tourbillon Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic, this makes the unique device one of the best in the world

Google bought the light-field camera manufacturer Lytro

Google has become the owner of the company Lytro, it is the manufacturer of unique cameras operating in the light field, the transaction value is $ 40 million. Along with this, the corporation introduced a system for taking photos of virtual reality

On YouTube, you can use the Stream function directly from the webcam

On YouTube video sharing, you can use the stream function directly from your webcam without the need to connect additional modules. There are a number of restrictions and you can use the new functionality only in Google Chrome browser

In Google Maps you can now track free tables in restaurants

Monitor the availability of free tables in restaurants from now on, Google Maps users will be able to in real time. The update, which is available only to owners of devices running iOS, will allow you to track the institutions with the largest number of empty places for visitors.

HMD Global announces the launch of sales in Russia of the new Nokia 6

HMD Global, a Finnish company developing devices under the Nokia brand, announces the launch of sales in Russia of the new Nokia 6.

HTC Vive Focus helmet will appear on the international market by the end of the year

HTC has provided information on the appearance of the Vive Focus helmet on the international market at the end of this year. The gadget became the first commercially available headset with six degrees of freedom 6DOF.

“Daughter” of “Rosteha” and Ruben Vardanyan’s Fund invested in the technology of face recognition

The Russian developer of face detection technology NtechLab appeared, according to the Cyprus registry, new co-owners.

Creator WhatsApp urged users to delete accounts in Facebook

Of course, Acton was not the first to criticize Facebook, but he probably became the first close associate of Zuckerberg who entered into an open confrontation. By the way, co-founder WhatsApp has not yet used his own advice – his account in the social network is still working.

Yandex will become the key seller of advertising on Avito

One of the advertising campaigns Avito Yandex and Avito reached an agreement according to which the largest ad site in Russia will increase advertising inventory sold in the Yandex Advertising Network (it includes sites where contextual and media advertising is placed), according to a press release.

Google is working on technologies related to block communication

According to people familiar with the situation, Google is working on block-connected technologies to support its cloud business and to prevent competition from new start-ups that use a greatly inflated technology to work on the Internet in a new way.

Instagram will start the button reposta

Many users were waiting for the repost of the records. The creators of Instagram heard numerous requests and created a button See post, which will allow sharing other publications. Now this button is tested by a limited number of users, but soon everyone will be able to enjoy the new feature

IBM introduced a service for creating voice assistants

IBM has developed the Watson Assistant service, which is designed to create voice assistants. This system will help different brands create their virtual assistant to communicate with customers

$ 300 million to help news organizations

Google intends to spend $ 300 million in 3 years to help news organizations Google, announced on Tuesday that it plans to spend $ 300 million over the next three years to help fight the spread of disinformation on the Internet and help journalists.


Penises polar bears become brittle due to environmental contamination

Scientists said that environmental pollution in the Arctic has a negative effect on the bones of the polar bear’s penis. This bone is called baculum, and because of bad ecology it can break, as a result of which the reproduction of animals will be in jeopardy

Scientists have created a “smart” wallpaper, warning of a fire

Specialists from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, led by Chih-Chao Xun created an inorganic wallpaper of hydroxyapatite with graphene thermosensors. Such a system will warn a person about a fire. Information on this is reported by ACS Nano.

Scientists have cured a deadly infection with viruses taken from the pond

Scientists from Yale University cured a person from antibiotic-resistant infection using bacteriophage viruses, the ArsTechnica newspaper reported. The participant of the experiment was a 76-year-old American, to whom doctors diagnosed an aortic aneurysm

Scientists showed a video with a robot-fish, studying the underwater world

Robot-fish, through which it will be possible to receive video and photos of the underwater world, was demonstrated by American engineers. As reported by the media, the robot can safely move at a depth of 18 meters. It simulates the movement of fins in fish

Scientists have created yeast for beer, replacing hops

Scientists were able to regulate the expression of these genes in order to change the taste of beer. During the testing it was found out that the experimental beer, prepared with the addition of yeast, has a more pronounced taste and aroma than the traditional American ale prepared

Australian scientists will create an antibiotic based on milk of the platypus

Australian scientists will create a new antibiotic, based on the milk of the platypus. According to experts, the milk of this animal can suppress growth, as well as the development of harmful microorganisms.

Scientists have linked the persistence of cockroaches with their long genome

As it turned out, the reason for such survivability is a long genome, which reaches 3.38 billion nucleotides. At the same time, the key to their success is the number of genes. There are more than 10 thousand of them in this species.

Palms will start to grow in the north due to global warming

Scientists believe that because of global warming palms will begin to grow in the north, because under their habitat is suitable area where the temperature does not fall below two degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, near the snow-capped Swiss Alps have already been found.

Scientists have taught the neural network to recognize real emotions by the color of their faces

As a result, it became clear that the easiest way to recognize a neural network is “happiness”, in 90% the computer was not mistaken. “Fear” is defined in 70%, and “disgust” in 65%. Scientists are sure that thanks to this research people will be able to better understand each other and will lie less.

Artificial intelligence is looking for new viruses. Why is it important?

Viruses can harm a person, but now we know that they can play a role in non-viral diseases, such as liver cirrhosis or chronic fatigue syndrome. But why this happens, scientists still do not know. And here machine learning can help us.


The Soyuz-FG rocket with the manned spacecraft started to the ISS from Baikonur

The Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 and a new crew started from the Baikonur launch site on Wednesday, March 21. On board the “Union” – cosmonaut “Roskosmos” Oleg Artemyev, as well as flight engineers, astronauts NASA Andrew Foistel and Richard Arnold

The project of the new Soyuz-5 missile was sent for revision, the source said

The completion of the development of a draft design for a new Russian medium-sized Soyuz-5 launch vehicle to be used for manned flights was postponed towards the end of 2018, RIA Novosti reported several sources in the rocket and space industry

ESA will launch the first probe to study the atmospheres of exoplanets

The European Space Agency (ESA) will build the world’s first probe to study the atmospheres of exoplanets. ARIEL will fly into space in 2028

Scientists have found the first traces of a star flying through the solar system

Astronomers from Spain and Britain, as a result of observations of the most unusual comets, discovered the first traces of a star that flew through the Solar System some 70,000 years ago. This is stated in an article published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The media reported the imminent fall to Earth of the Chinese space station

The Chinese space station “Tiangun-1” will fall to Earth next week, writes Daily Mail. Particularly dangerous is the fact that the station contains highly toxic chemicals, the publication emphasizes.

The cheapest space center in the world is preparing to launch a rocket

Pacific Space Complex Complex Alaska (PSCA) – the smallest private cosmodrome in the world, located on the island of Kodiak, is preparing for the first space launch in a few years.

Specialists have launched the engine of the satellite Angosat-1

It became known that specialists were able to launch the engine of the satellite Angosat-1, which is already in space for about three months in an uncontrolled state. It is noted that at the moment experts have the opportunity to expect a full restoration of control over the device.

The origin of the mysterious radio signal from the dead star is explained.

American experts explained that the anomalous signal from an extinct star originated in its bowels, that is, it is not a consequence of its explosion. Until now, scientists have doubted the plausibility of this phenomenon.

Scientists have discovered a nebula around the pulsar PSR J0855-4644

With the help of a huge radio telescope GMRT, which is located on the territory of India, scientists were able to establish the existence of a nebula with diffuse radio emission that is located around the pulsar PSR J0855-4644. Pulsar PSR J0855-46444 was discovered by scientists in 2003.


In Russia, the utilization fee will increase and cars will rise in price

Since April 1, 2018 in Russia, the rates of utilization of vehicles will increase, the domestic media reported. The average increase in the rate will be about 15%.

For cars with a working volume of up to 1 liter, the utilization charge will increase by 16% to 33 thousand rubles. For new cars with engines from 1 liter to 2 liters, this figure will be higher at once by 90 percent – up to 84 thousand rubles. For cars equipped with engines with a working volume of 2 to 3 liters, the utilization charge will reach the figure of 126 thousand rubles.

Cadillac presented a “charged” version of the sedan CT6

For the “charged” modification of the CT6 V-Sport, an engine that produces more than 550 horsepower with a peak torque of 850 Nm will be available. The official presentation of the updated Cadillac CT6 will take place within a week as part of the auto show in New York.

Prices for the updated Subaru Outback for Russia announced

The company Subaru announced ruble prices for the updated Outback. The new Subaru Outback will go on sale in Russia in the second quarter of 2018. The cost of the basic equipment of the restyling model remained the same – from 2 million 399 thousand rubles.

The new generation of Volkswagen Jetta sedan launched on sale

Representatives of the concern Volkswagen AG announced the launch of sales of the new generation of the popular Jetta sedan, assembled on the modular platform MQB. It is reported that Mexico became the first market on which the updated model became available. The car is offered in 3 trim levels, including R-Line.

Opel released a teaser of the revived hot-hatch Corsa GSi

Opel introduced the revived sports car Corsa GSi, which is built on the chassis of the “hardcore” version of the OPC, about the car on March 21, said the portal Motor1. The car is a three-door sports style hatchback that distinguishes it from the lower models of the line.

The company BMW can release an expensive crossover X8

According to unofficial information, the new BMW X8 can be presented already this year. The management of the company is trying to find out whether such a novelty will enjoy a sufficiently high demand. If the manufacturer still decides to release such a novelty, then it will not follow in the footsteps of X4 and X6.

Mercedes-Benz updated and “pumped” coupe and cabriolets C-Class

The most powerful version of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 will receive a V-shaped six-cylinder engine with a power of 390 hp. Among the options in the C-Class is the appearance of a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and the newest multimedia system with a 10.25-inch display.

Audi in Russia recalls cars of six models because of a defect

The press service of Rosstandart reported that Audi recalls in Russia 18 cars models A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q3. All cars were sold in Russia last year. According to the report, the reason for recalling cars was a limited emergency call function

Zotye published the design of the new crossover T600

Company Zotye has presented official images of the second generation of the base off-road car T600. The novelty of the front of the body is very similar and even stylistic similar to the Zotye T500

Suzuki was told about the new Jimny SUV for Russia

It became known that despite a small demand, a new generation of Suzuki Jimny will be offered in Russia. It was expected that the novelty will make its debut in Geneva, but the Japanese company decided to present the model on one of the other auto shows taking place this year

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