The Moscow City Court recognized the lawful arrest of the ex-governor of the Penza region

Plot Criminal case against the governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev

The Moscow City Court recognized the legal extension until the end of February of the arrest of the former head of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev, accused of corruption crimes, RIA Novosti reports.

The press service of the court informed the agency that the appeals of the defense of Belozertsev on the cancellation of the court’s decision to extend the detention of the ex-governor in custody, as well as on the transfer of the case for a new trial to the court of first instance, were left without satisfaction.

In December, the Moscow City Court arrested Boris Shpigel, the head of the Biotech group of pharmaceutical companies, in the case of a bribe to the ex-head of the Penza Region, Ivan Belozertsev.

Belozertsev and other defendants in the case were detained in March. The ex-head of the region is accused of receiving money and other valuables worth more than 31 million rubles as a bribe. In total, six people appear in the case, none of them admits guilt.

It should be noted that in June the court classified the Belozertsev case.

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The United States announced the largest NATO exercises over the Arctic Circle

The largest NATO exercise Cold Response 2022 will be held in early March in the Arctic Circle. This was announced on the Twitter page by the US mission to the alliance.

It is specified that 35 thousand servicemen from 28 states and the American aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman will take part in military events.

Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that Moscow is waiting for a written and concrete response from Washington on all points of the proposals on security guarantees. 

Meanwhile, it became known that the joint naval exercises of Russia, Iran and China in the Indian Ocean will begin on January 21.

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TV presenter Gordon announced that she got married for the third time

TV presenter and lawyer Ekaterina Gordon got married for the third time, the wedding took place on January 19 in Moscow. The star announced this in her Instagram channel.

“For the first time in my life, I got married not in a week, but in years, I don’t want to give any recommendations: I don’t know how to. It is necessary for the heart, it is necessary for love… if the head is working at the same time, then it’s great », — she said.

Gordon clarified that before the wedding, the couple did not draw up a prenuptial agreement. Last fall, she said that she had been dating her chosen one for several years.

41-year-old TV presenter married 34-year-old Ukrainian businessman Viktor Kharkhalis. His company supplies musical instruments to Russia.

Previously, Gordon was married twice to Alexander Gordon (2000-2006) and Sergey Zhorin (2011-2012). She has two sons: Daniel and Seraphim.

Earlier it was reported that Joseph Prigozhin’s daughter Danaya is going to get married.

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What is the essence of the law on labeling cats, dogs and other animals?

Cats, dogs and other pets will be included in the federal law on mandatory labeling and registration of animals. This was reported to “News” by the first Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Vladimir Burmatov.

He recalled that in November last year, the Ministry of Agriculture submitted amendments to the draft law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in terms of improving the legal regulation of relations in the field of veterinary medicine” to the State Duma. It was only about the labeling of agricultural animals located in private and farm farms. According to Burmatov, the item on pets will supplement this bill for the second reading. The first one will take place next week, on January 26.

What is the essence of the bill on animal labeling?

The bill introduces technical amendments regarding the replacement of the term “identification” by the term “labeling”. It is also noted that to ensure veterinary safety in the country, all information about animals, including domestic ones, will be contained in the unified database of the Federal State Information System in the field of Veterinary Medicine (FGIS).

“Animals are subject to individual or group labeling and accounting in order to prevent the spread of infectious animal diseases, as well as in order to identify sources and ways of spreading pathogens of infectious animal diseases,” the bill says.

As follows from the explanatory note, animal labeling is necessary primarily for the traceability of livestock products. And also for the prompt identification of the source of the outbreak of diseases, which are often common in animals and humans. 

Currently, the bill specifies a list of 14 types of farm animals. According to statistics, this is more than 600 thousand individuals. Among them:

  • cattle;
  • pigs;
  • sheep and goats;
  • horses;
  • donkeys;
  • mules and mules;
  • camels;
  • reindeer;
  • poultry;
  • rabbits;
  • fur-bearing animals;
  • bees;
  • fish;
  • other aquatic animals.

Why label pets?

Mandatory labeling of animals will help reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs on the streets, Vladimir Burmatov believes. And also to bring to justice the owners of aggressive animals.

“People are waiting for the registration of cats and dogs the most, because there are a lot of lost animals, which in case of identification would be easier to find. It is also impossible to hold negligent owners accountable for a discarded pet.In some regions, owners let their dogs go on a samovygul, and they get together in packs and attack people. There are already tragic examples, but the owners cannot be held accountable because they refuse their dogs. Therefore, animal accounting is needed,” Burmatov explained to Izvestia.

What is animal labeling and accounting?

Marking an animal is the assignment of a unique alphanumeric number to it, which is entered into the database of the Federal State Information System in the Field of Veterinary Medicine.

“Labeling is the application to the body of an animal, fixing on the body of an animal or the introduction into the body of an animal of visual or mixed (a combination of visual and electronic) means of labeling and is the responsibility of animal owners,” the bill says.

The registration of an animal is the entry of information about its marking (its number), information about external characteristics, the purpose and method of keeping the animal and data about the owner into the FGIS register.

It is also noted that “the registration of animals will be carried out within the time limits specified by the Government of the Russian Federation”.

Who chooses the method of marking an animal, what it is and how much it costs?

The owner can choose the method of marking the animal himself. Veterinary regulations provide for the following types of labeling (the cost is indicated according to the calculations of the Ministry of Agriculture):

  • plastic tag (unit price — 14-20 rubles, the cost of the installation service — 50-70 rubles);
  • subcutaneous microchip (price — 90-140 rubles, installation — 50-100 rubles);
  • electronic bolus — capsule (price — 50-200 rubles, introduction — 100-150 rubles);
  • tattooing and branding —brand (price — 200-500 rubles; application — price not specified);
  • ring (price 5-10 rubles, banding 20-50 rubles);
  • collar (price 150-250 rubles).

Who should pay for the marking of the animal and its registration?

The records will be kept free of charge by the veterinary service, as well as by its certified specialists. But the marking of the animal will be carried out at the expense of its owner. 

Who is legally allowed not to label?

Animals labeled before the entry into force of the new regulations, as well as pets that have undergone this procedure outside the Russian Federation, are not subject to re-labeling, the bill says.

In addition, wild animals in natural conditions are not subject to individual or group labeling and accounting.

Sources of information:

sozd.duma.gov.ru/bill/19919-8

iz.ru/1279478/natalia-bashlykova/kto-v-meshke-domashnikh-pitomtcev-vkliuchat-v-zakon-o-markirovke

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Joint naval exercises of Russia, Iran and China will begin on January 21

Joint naval exercises of Russia, Iran and China and in the Indian Ocean will begin on Friday, January 21, the ISNA news agency writes with reference to the press service of the Iranian army.

According to reports, various types of maneuvers will be practiced during military events, in particular, the rescue of a burning ship, the release of a captured vessel and target shooting. 

The purpose of the exercises is to strengthen the security of international trade routes, combat piracy and maritime terrorism, as well as exchange experience.The joint exercises “Maritime Security Belt 2022” will be the third joint naval exercises of the three countries.

Three ships of the Pacific Fleet have already arrived at the Iranian port of Chahbehar to participate in the maneuvers. A detachment of ships went on a long voyage from Vladivostok a few days before the onset of 2022.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry told details about joint exercises with Belarus, which are scheduled for the period from February 10 to 20. 

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Russian scientists have proposed a neural network for monitoring the quality of roads

Russian mathematicians have proposed a neural network for effective monitoring of the quality of the road surface, the press service of Moscow State University reports.

MSU employees presented their own combination of well-known methods based on the U-Net neural network architecture. This development accurately detects cracks in the images of the roadway. According to the researchers, this approach can give rise to new real-time road monitoring systems. The results of the study are published on the pages of the IEEE Access journal.

The head of the work, Vladimir Polovnikov, explained that the creators of the network used well-known methods, but found new combinations that led to the creation of a practical algorithm.

Earlier, ecologists of Moscow State University proposed to change the MPC of chemical elements for urban soils. To date, MPCs are used in Russia, which correspond to the maximum level of the substance content that does not harm human health and soils.

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Cosmonauts of the 2018 set will fly to the ISS for the first time in 2023-2024

Cosmonauts of the 2018 set are included for the first time in the crews of the Soyuz MS spacecraft with launches in 2023-2024, according to the Roscosmos website.

In 2018, according to the results of the open competition of Roscosmos, Konstantin Borisov, Alexander Gorbunov, Alexander Grebenkin, Alexey Zubritsky, Sergey Mikaev, Kirill Peskov and Oleg Platonov were selected. In two years they completed a course of general space training, then successfully passed the State Exam.

It follows from the message of the state corporation that all, except Kirill Peskov, are included in the list of flights to orbit in 2023-2024.

In addition, the interdepartmental commission approved the ISS crews for 2022-2024.

Earlier, Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov spoke about the condition after an hour and a half of work in outer space.

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The Latvian authorities refused to send their military to Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense of Latvia is not considering sending its soldiers to Ukraine. Such a statement was made by the head of the defense department of the republic Artis Pabriks, Izvestia writes.

At the same time, Latvia does not refuse to supply new weapons to the country.

“We know what we will give to Ukrainians, but I will tell you exactly when these planes will land at the Ukrainian airport,” the minister said.

According to him, we are talking about “Latvian-made items”, as well as those that are in Latvian military warehouses, but produced abroad, these supplies will be important for the potential protection of Ukraine.

The head of the Ministry also announced the intention of Estonia and Lithuania to supply weapons to the territory of Ukraine, while expressing regret that some European countries do not want to follow the example of these states.

Earlier it became known that Kiev will receive anti-tank defensive weapons from London. In addition, the Canadian Defense Ministry sent a special-purpose detachment to Ukraine due to fears of an escalation of the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

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The 10 longest trains in the world

The world’s railway operators compete in the use of long trains, which make it possible to increase the profitability of transportation by saving fuel use, locomotive capacity and rail cars. The average length of a freight train is 2 kilometers. Its increase is possible due to the addition of pulling blocks, which allow the length of the train to grow up to 8 kilometers, that is, 3-4 times.

The longest trains in the world— in the photo АиФ.ги .

The Mount Newman Railway is owned by the Australian company BHP Billiton and is used to transport iron ore. The ore train runs between Newman and Port Hedland for approximately 8 hours. Usually it has 250 cars, but in 2001 the train set a world record for length and carrying capacity. At that time, there were 682 wagons in it, it transported 82,000 tons of ore in one trip, and its length was 7.3 kilometers. Eight locomotives pulled the train from the Yandy mines to Port Hedland. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Railway trains carry coal along the 653-kilometer Daqin Railway (Daqin Railway Company) in northern China. A train carrying coal usually includes 210 wagons, its total length reaches 3.2 kilometers. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The railway line for the transportation of ore in South Africa is more than 800 kilometers. Commissioned in the mid-70s, it runs from the Sishen ore mines in the north to the port of Saldanha in the west. The road is not used for transporting people, only iron ore minerals are transported along it. This is a single-track road with dozens of interchanges for trains. At first, the cars on this line were pulled by electric locomotives, the train consisted of 210 units of rolling stock with a carrying capacity of 80 tons each. Then the number of wagons was increased to 342. The total length of the train is 3.78 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Carajas railway is owned by the Brazilian company Vale. In order to connect the ore mining sites in Carajas and the port of Ponta De Madeira, a railway was launched in 1982, it stretched for 892 km. More than 35 types of trains pass through it. Among them there is a special one, it has 330 cars, it stretches for 3300 meters © Youtube Screenshot

Train S-400 of the Association of American Roads, USA. The S-400 train is one of the largest trains in America, its length is 3659 meters © Commons.wikimedia.org

Rio Tinto Railway Company, Australia. The company is developing in 15 mines, and the extracted ore is transported by a railway with a length of more than 1,700 km. The extracted minerals are loaded into trains, which consist of an average of 226 wagons, with a cargo capacity of 105 tons each. If the train is fully loaded, it will hold about 30,000 tons of ore, and will be 2.4 kilometers long. Commons.wikimedia.org

Trains with containers installed on them in two tiers are operated by the National Railway System of Canada and run with the help of several locomotives pulling the train. Basically, a regular freight train is 3.7 kilometers long, and container trains are about 3 kilometers long. The maximum length of a freight train in the country is 4.2 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Maruti train was launched in India in 2011. It usually runs between cities like Bilaspur and Bhuswal. The train includes 118 cars, its cargo capacity is 9000-10000 tons, and its length is approximately 1.4 km. It was planned that the train would be longer, but problems in the security system, sharp bends along the route and the steepness of the road did not allow it to be carried out. However, this train is the longest in India © Youtube Screenshot

The Ghan train in Australia is the only train on the list carrying people. It runs between localities such as Darwin and Adelaide. Its route is 2,979 kilometers and takes about 54 hours on the way. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Mauritanian Train du Desert (“Desert Train”), 2 km long, has been transporting iron ore across the Sahara since 1963, with a one-way journey of 704 km. For Mauritanians, this train is the only way to get to remote areas of the country. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Mount Newman Railway is owned by the Australian company BHP Billiton and is used to transport iron ore. The ore train runs between Newman and Port Hedland for approximately 8 hours. Usually it has 250 cars, but in 2001 the train set a world record for length and carrying capacity. At that time, there were 682 wagons in it, it transported 82,000 tons of ore in one trip, and its length was 7.3 kilometers. Eight locomotives pulled the train from the Yandy mines to Port Hedland. © Commons.wikimedia.org

Railway trains carry coal along the 653-kilometer Daqin Railway (Daqin Railway Company) in northern China. A train carrying coal usually includes 210 wagons, its total length reaches 3.2 kilometers. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The railway line for the transportation of ore in South Africa is more than 800 kilometers. Commissioned in the mid-70s, it runs from the Sishen ore mines in the north to the port of Saldanha in the west. The road is not used for transporting people, only iron ore minerals are transported along it. This is a single-track road with dozensinterchanges for trains. At first, the cars on this line were pulled by electric locomotives, the train consisted of 210 units of rolling stock with a carrying capacity of 80 tons each. Then the number of wagons was increased to 342. The total length of the train is 3.78 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Carajas railway is owned by the Brazilian company Vale. In order to connect the ore mining sites in Carajas and the port of Ponta De Madeira, a railway was launched in 1982, it stretched for 892 km. More than 35 types of trains pass through it. There is a special one among them, it has 330 wagons, it stretches for 3300 meters © Youtube Screenshot

Train S-400 of the Association of American Roads, USA. The S-400 train is one of the largest trains in America, its length is 3659 meters © Commons.wikimedia.org

Rio Tinto Railway Company, Australia. The company is developing in 15 mines, and the extracted ore is transported by a railway with a length of more than 1,700 km. The extracted minerals are loaded into trains, which consist of an average of 226 wagons, with a cargo capacity of 105 tons each. If the train is fully loaded, it will hold about 30,000 tons of ore, and will be 2.4 kilometers long. Commons.wikimedia.org

Trains with containers installed on them in two tiers are operated by the National Railway System of Canada and run with the help of several locomotives pulling the train. Basically, a regular freight train is 3.7 kilometers long, and container trains are about 3 kilometers long. The maximum length of a freight train in the country is 4.2 kilometers © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Maruti train was launched in India in 2011. It usually runs between cities like Bilaspur and Bhuswal. The train includes 118 cars, its cargo capacity is 9000-10000 tons, and its length is approximately 1.4 km. It was planned that the train would be longer, but problems in the security system, sharp bends along the route and the steepness of the road did not allow it to be carried out. However, this train is the longest in India © Youtube Screenshot

The Ghan train in Australia is the only train on the list carrying people. It runs between localities such as Darwin and Adelaide. Its route is 2,979 kilometers and takes about 54 hours on the way. © Commons.wikimedia.org

The Mauritanian Train du Desert (“Desert Train”), 2 km long, has been transporting iron ore across the Sahara since 1963, with a one-way journey of 704 km. For Mauritanians, this train is the only way to get to remote areas of the country. © Commons.wikimedia.org

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How in Moscow can you ride a taxi on a single and where to see drones?

Weekly magazine “Arguments and Facts” No. 03. Either a bus, or a vision. When will the modernization of public transport reach cities and towns? 19/01/2022

The most anticipated and discussed service is, of course, drones. When you’re not being driven by a driver, but by a computer. The project was launched in the paradise of Yasenevo, which was chosen for a more or less isolated location, a normal road network and suitable traffic on the streets. Now drones are used only by employees of the developer company, the rest are promised to be allowed into the miracle equipment salon in February (those whoapprove the application submitted to the sdg.yandex.ru/taxi/yasenevo). An engineer is always sitting in the passenger seat, but the control of the car is completely autonomous. And a tablet is also installed in the cabin, where the passenger sees the entire route and what is happening on the road around the car. At first, you can only ride around the area in the vicinity of the metro station. «Yasenevo», «Novoyasenevskaya» and «Bitsevsky Park».

And here is a universal single, operating in  including in taxi, has already been released for free sale. All city public transport and taxis have been assembled into one mobile application. The service is called “Multi-Transport”, while it operates in test mode and offers 3 typestravel cards (see the table). According to Deptrans calculations, passenger savings are up to 10%. But there are a few limitations. First you need to apply for testing (on multitransport.mosmetro.ru ), in addition, you can pay for travel only with a contactless bank card or a smart background where there is Apple Pay or Google Pay.

And the main thing is that such a single one is interesting to those who need to solve a common problem of the “last mile”. When the task is to get to the metro or railway station, and you don’t want to wait for the bus or you are very late, so you call a taxi. Currently, only short trips (up to 5 km) and costing up to 600 rubles are available for the application at the Economy rate. One more condition: the start or finish of the route should be a metro station /MCC/MCD (central zone).

Later, they promise to attach to the multitransport the stations of the MDC in the Moscow region.

3 season tickets are available for 30 days

Tariff

Price

Filling

“Mini”

2999 rubles.  

«Single»*

+ 5 trips

by taxi

“Standard”

3999 rubles.   

«Unified»*

+ 10 trips

by taxi

“max”

5999 rubles.  

«Single»*

+ 20 trips

by taxi

* Unlimited single on public transport.

   

 

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