“Ice Apocalypse” expects Moscow region this weekend

Weather once again presents a nasty surprise to residents of Moscow and Moscow region. Weekend in the region are expected freezing rain and sleet. Although the thermometer rises above the level held all week, a thaw will cause the ice and fog.   Air temperature in capital region will be 0…+4 degrees.   “Day (Sunday) there is a tendency to better weather, the Siberian ridge will displace all from Central Russia, so the rain will stop, the clouds uncertain the sun will come out, and 0… +2 degrees,” – told RIA Novosti in the center “Phobos”.   On the past weekend due to freezing rain in the suburbs more than 100 settlements were left without electricity. Because of the rain and the constant change of temperature on the trees formed a layer of ice, that they fell and broke power lines. Now in the readiness given about 10 thousand units

The speaker protection will appeal against his house arrest

The speaker protection will appeal against his house arrest Moscow. 16 Nov. INTERFAX.RU Protection ex-the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev plans to appeal the decision of the court of his house arrest in the case of receiving a large bribe, reported “Interfax” his lawyer Timofei Gridnev. The day before he could not answer whether to appeal the district court’s ruling on house arrest the speaker, citing the need to learn more about the case and to consult with his client. In the night of Tuesday, November 15, SK the Russian Federation has informed on excitation of criminal case on the speaker. He was charged with extortion and receiving a bribe of $2 million According to investigators, the money, a senior official has received for the Ministry of economic development issued a positive evaluation, which allowed Rosneft to acquire state-owned shares of the company “Bashneft”. The night before

Scientists have created a GMO tobacco growing with record speed

Scientists have created a GMO tobacco growing with record speed Scientists from the USA were able to get tobacco to grow 20% faster than the norm due to the slight optimizations in the genes of photosynthesis, which caused the plant to quickly recover from “safe mode”. MOSCOW, November 18 — RIA Novosti. Scientists from the USA were able to get tobacco to grow 20% faster than the norm due to the slight optimizations in the genes of photosynthesis, which caused the plant to quickly recover from “safe mode”, according to a paper published in the journal Science. “We used tobacco for the reason that it is easier to operate, but we now make such modifications in the DNA of rice and other useful plants. Those molecular processes that we change, are common to all plants, and we hope that we will reach an equally substantial increase in the rate of

Lavrov criticized Obama for calling for Trump to repel Russia

Lavrov criticized Obama for calling for Trump to repel Russia The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized US President Barack Obama urging his successor Donald trump to give, if necessary, back Russia. The Minister stated on air of TV channel “Russia 24” before the meeting in Peru on the sidelines of the APEC summit with U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry. Lavrov said the us leader’s call “sad”. “If you finish your term as President, probably better to answer some questions, give some advice that relate to positive things in regards to solve the internal problems of America, there are a lot of them. As regards the development of external relations. And on the negative to ensure the continuity, in my opinion, will not work”, — quoted Lavrov RIA Novosti.See alsoObama considers Russia a superpower The foreign Minister expressed hope that Russian-American relations common sense will prevail. However, he pointed

Crimean families evicted for the construction of the route “Tavrida”

Crimean authorities approved the project of construction of the route “Tavrida”, which will pass through a number of settlements. This was stated by the Minister of transport of the Republic of Crimea Anatoly Volkov, reports TASS. The official said that the resettlement will affect the minimum number of families. “Payment options may be different — replace section of equivalent compensation of construction cost or a cash payment of the evaluation. The wishes of the owner are taken into account,” cited his words in the regional government. In particular, houses will be demolished on the land in the village of sovkhoz Simferopol district. The construction project of the route “Tavrida” involves the construction of four-lane road bridge, but with dvukhpolosnykh ramps with him. The motorway will connect the bridge to the Crimean Sevastopol. To complete construction of the route is planned by 2020. Preparatory work will begin in 2016. The total

The WSJ has named candidates on a post of the head of the Pentagon

Elected President of the United States Donald trump is considering several candidates for the post of head of the Pentagon. On Friday, November 18, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing informed sources. Thus, the number of applicants listed former Director of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) David Petraeus, who in 2012 resigned due to an extramarital affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Also a candidate is considered a retired General of the marine Corps James Mattis. According to the newspaper, the former commander of the inter-service command of the Armed forces of the United States intends to meet with trump in new Jersey. Other candidates are retired General Jack Keane, who was a counselor in the election headquarters of the trump, the former Senator from Missouri Jim Talent, a former aide to President George Bush for national security Affairs Stephen Hadley, and Senator from Arkansas, Tom cotton. Earlier,

Erdogan is disappointed in US

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is disappointed in the United States. In this the President admitted in an interview to CBS, which was published on Friday, November 18.   “Let me speak very frankly, because of my straightforwardness known. I would be lying if he said he wasn’t disappointed (in the US). Because I was disappointed”, he said.   Erdogan expressed the view that us policy in Syria has created a real threat to security on the southern border of Turkey. This prevents him to defend the state. This is the fault of Washington, the President said, his country was nearly three million refugees.   “We solved these problems and discussed them with President Obama and Vice President Biden. They could not show their best side and to take seriously these tasks. It’s very frustrating,” added Erdogan.   He also criticized the United States for granting asylum to Islamic preacher

“Ntpharma” and the mayor of Pereslavl-Zalessky was suspected of embezzling 1 billion rubles RUSNANO

“Ntpharma” and the mayor of Pereslavl-Zalessky was suspected of embezzling 1 billion rubles RUSNANO Moscow. 16 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Investigative actions, carried out Wednesday in the Central office “Rosnano”, are connected with criminal case about the embezzlement of 1 billion rubles brought against top managers of OOO “Ntpharma” Rustam Ataullakhanov and Jane Sultanova, as well as the mayor of Pereslavl-Zalessky Denis Koshurnikova, said the official representative of SKR Svetlana Petrenko. “Today a criminal case against the founder and the General Director of “Ntpharma” Rustam Ataullakhanov and Jane Sultanova, and against the mayor of Pereslavl-Zalessky Denis Koshurnikova” she said on Wednesday “Interfax”. See alsoIn “RUSNANO” announced the investigation against the Manager of the company Petrenko said that the blood coagulation and sultans are suspected of embezzlement of entrusted property in especially large size (part 4 of article 160 of the criminal code), and Koshurnikov — in excess of powers of office

Chinese astronauts returned to Earth

Chinese astronauts returned to Earth Moscow. 18 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Reentry capsule of manned Chinese spacecraft “Shenzhou-11” with two astronauts on Board on Friday landed in the Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, China, reported Chinese media. Astronauts on Board the ship and orbiting lab “Tango-2” held a record for China, time in outer space — day 33. The ship was launched on October 17 and October 19 docked with the space lab. In mid-September, China with the help of the carrier rocket “Changzheng 2F” launched the second visited orbital module “Tiangong-2”. This is another step in creating a multi-module space station. It is planned that it should start to work by 2022. Its first manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-5” — China first launched in 2003. Visited first spacecraft class space station “Tiangong-1” was launched in September 2011. It was visited by two manned spacecraft, the astronauts stayed there for 10 and 15

Obama promised Europe a new “cruel” world

Obama promised Europe a new “cruel” world Moscow. 17 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — President Barack Obama said that the forthcoming changes will make the world a “meaner, harsher, and harder.” He stated this on Thursday during a press conference in Berlin, reports CNN. CNN notes that it was the most pessimistic Obama’s speech, which is still during his farewell European tour, underlined the commitment trump the U.S. commitments to NATO and emphasized the continuity of the transfer of power in the White house. Earlier in Berlin, Obama urged trump to adhere to the previous line in relations with Russia and does not agree to a deal with Moscow if they harm the national interests of the United States.