The first day of the Unified State Exam in Russian passed without failures

The first of the two days of the Unified State Exam in Russian was held in normal mode, there were no failures. This was announced by the Minister of Education Sergey Kravtsov at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, TASS reports.

Earlier, the head of the ministry said that the Unified State Exam takes place with the fulfillment of all the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor.

To avoid the spread of the coronavirus, the most popular exam was divided into two days, the next exam in Russian will be held on June 4.

At the same time, students who pass the Unified State Exam will not need a coronavirus test or a certificate of vaccination. To pass to the point of the exam, the participant must be on the list, have a passport with him, and also pass a thermometry at the entrance. The decision on admission is made by the medical worker who is in the examination point.


Choosing a profession. Moscow schoolchildren go to media classes

In the next academic year, a new project of pre-professional education will start in the Moscow school.What is interesting about the media classes created on the basis of 57 schools, and why is it worth going there to study?

Hobby or life’s choice?

Participation in the project The Media Class at the Moscow school will not only help the children to master new skills that will be useful to them in the future. будущем, но и даст возможность поступить введущие вузы по выбранным направлениям  in the sphere of media, – explains Natalia Zueva, headmaster of school no. 1637. – Уже в процессе обучения в10–11-м классе старшеклассники будут visit теле- и радиостудии, пробовать себя в роливедущих, корреспондентов, дизайнеров. Partner universities will develop programs for the project’s basic courses -Russian language, literature, social studies and English, as well as special and elective courses. Педагоги, кстати, тоже пройдут курсы повышенияквалификации в данных областях».

In the media classes, students will begin to learn печатную журналистику, рекламу и связи собщественностью, теле-, ради-photo journalism, as well as media communication in social networks.

Полина Штранц, выпускница 9-го классашколы «Покровский квартал», уже passed the entrance tests and is now waiting for the results.

“I have decided to enroll in the media class because it gives me the opportunity to try my hand at the profession to which I intend to devote myself.Back in the 8th grade, I became interested in advertising and marketing.It turns out that I will be able to dive into a topic that is interesting to me already in school.I would like to talk to the experts in the field of advertising.Find out what is living in this sphere now, and perform some projects already in the 10th-11th grade.I will be able to put together a creative portfolio that will help me get accepted. And most importantly, during my studies, I will try to understand what my interest in the media sphere is-a hobby or a life-long choice, ” Polina admits.

Clear speech and acting

The partners of the project were the leading universities of the Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov, and the Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov. институт международных отношений, Национальный исследовательский университет«Высшая школа экономики»,  State Institute of the Russian Language named after V. I. Lenin.& nbsp; A. S. & nbsp; Pushkin & nbsp; and & nbsp; others.

Students will have the opportunity to attend classes organized by partner universities at the following events: своих факультетах журналистики,медиакоммуникаций и связей с общественностью,  and also take an internship in media companies and mass media.

According to Evgeny Knyazev, Rector of the Boris Shchukin Theater Institute, & nbsp; classes & nbsp; at the university & nbsp; will be held with & nbsp; the most experienced & nbsp; teachers:We will teach the children the basics of public performances, competent and clear speech, and the elements of acting skills.And it’s really cool when you’re not yeta professional, but you already have the basic skills. For example, for того, чтобы исправить дикцию и поставить голос, нужно время и специальные упражнения.We will show you these exercises and tell you how to practice them yourself.

If a high school student has a desire to connect his/her life with journalism, media communications, then media classes will help him/her navigate.For someone, this will be difficult, and they will think “not mine”and start looking for themselvesanother vocation. А кто-то начнет развиваться в журналистике уже сейчас, and having entered the university, he will have a certain set of professional knowledge and skills.

Подробную информацию о проекте «Медиакласс в московской школе» можно найти on the portal of pre-professional education of the city


Water discharge on the Yenisei via the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station

From June 2 to 4, the Krasnoyarsk HPP opens additional gates and increases water discharge. 

The second largest hydroelectric power station in Russia increased the discharge of water through the hydroelectric system to 6,500 cubic meters per second due to the high inflow on the Yenisei. The gates at the hydroelectric power station are opened to drain excess water that has exceeded the permissible levels due to snowmelt. 

The level of the Yenisei continues to rise. A huge territory of Krasnoyarsk is already under water: flooding is recorded both on the left and on the right bank of the river, on the island of Rest-a park zone in the middle of the Yenisei. Experts predict extreme flooding on the Yenisei due to a large supply of snow in the mountains and prolonged rains in May.

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What consent do they want to require for organ transplantation in Russia?

Organ transplantation from living donors in Russia can only be allowed with the written consent of citizens. The deputies plan to pass the relevant bill as early as June 2021, the newspaper “Izvestia” reported. The document also proposes to list the rights of donors and add new rules on bone marrow and stem cell transplants. 

What can change in the law on transplantation?

According to the Law of the Russian Federation “On the transplantation of human organs and (or) tissues” of 22.12.1992 N 4180-1, today the removal of organs or tissues from a patient for transplantation is possible “only with the consent of a living donor” and, as a rule, with the consent of the recipient (the patient who is being transplanted). However, the document does not specify how exactly a person should agree to this procedure and whether oral consent is sufficient.

This gap can be filled by a bill that amends the law of the Russian Federation “On the transplantation of organs and (or) human tissues” and the Federal Law “On the Basics of Public Health Protection in the Russian Federation”. The document proposes to allow the transplantation of organs or tissues of a living person only if there is a written informed voluntary consent of the adult capable donor and recipient.

And if the donor is a minor or incapacitated?

If a potential donor has been declared incompetent or is unable to give written consent due to his condition, it is suggested to use the written informed voluntary consent of his legal representative. 

Similar rules are recommended for situations where the donor may be a minor.In this case, the document must be signed by one of its parents.

What else will change in the rules of organ transplantation?

The document also proposes to include new regulations on bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. The current version of the law refers to the transplantation of human organs and tissues. In the new version of the law, it is proposed to prescribe that its effect also applies to donors of bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cells (progenitor cells of all other blood cells and the immune system in the body).

In addition, the amendments propose the creation of a federal register of bone marrow and stem cell donors.It is assumed that this issue, as well as the financing of operations and patient travel, will be resolved.&the government will handle it. Since organ donation in Russia is possible only on a gratuitous basis, the document recommends that explanatory work be carried out on the social significance of such decisions. 

The document also establishes the responsibility of the medical organization to the donor and its rights to health protection, medical examination, treatment and rehabilitation in connection with organ transplants, etc.


Tula gingerbread in Africa. Prigozhin organized humanitarian aid to Sudan

Employees of a volunteer organization in Sudan distribute Tula gingerbread to local children. These traditional sweet gifts from Russia were sent to the East African state by St. Petersburg entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Almost 30 tons of gingerbread from the Tula region were sent to orphanages, hospitals, orphanages, kindergartens, schools, as well as to charitable organizations that take care of minors and orphans. The aid will reach the poorest families in various cities and states in Sudan.

This is not the first charity event for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the East African country, organized by businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. In the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, ventilators, personal protective equipment, medicines and tests for COVID-19 were delivered to Sudan. Previously, food packages, sugar and flour were also distributed to the local population.

In April, the Sudanese received more than a million food packages consisting of rice, lentils, sugar and other food items. The distribution of humanitarian aid, which lasted for three weeks, was timed to coincide with the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Then the Russian businessman was thanked by state officials, including the Minister of Social Security, for the large-scale support on behalf of the Sudanese peopleAhmad Adam Bahi and Khartoum State High Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs Mustafa Adam Ahmad. Officials and politicians noted the importance of such actions for a country experiencing a difficult economic situation.


What did the court decide in the case of rapper Morgenstern?

The Zyuzinsky Court of Moscow recognized Alisher Valeev (Morgenstern) guilty of drug propaganda. The rapper will have to pay a fine of 100 thousand rubles, according to TASS. The defense plans to appeal the court’s decision.

What was Morgenstern accused of?

At the end of March, the Safe Internet League appealed to the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation-they asked to check the musician’s activities for possible drug propaganda in the children’s environment. Later, the Drug Control Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow opened an administrative case.

The main interest of the police was focused on two songs by Morgenstern-Rose Wine-2 and Family. The texts contain references to narcotic drugs.

Did the rapper plead guilty?

Morgenstern believes that there is no drug propaganda in his songs, and he does not admit guilt. “I am absolutely innocent, and we will prove it today if the trial is fair and fair,” he told reporters before the trial.

According to the musician, the reason for the police’s interest in his activities is popularity. He believes that when a person is in demand and known, everyone wants to “nibble” a piece of his fame.

During the trial, Morgenstern said that he would not “insist on justice”, RIA Novosti reports. At the same time, according to him, in the songs under consideration, the words about drugs are not pronounced by him, but by the rapper Yung Trappa, who recently served time in a penal colony.

“I was judged today for lines I didn’t sing. I was found guilty, and I will pay 100 thousand rubles to the treasury of Russia. Of course, I will appeal, ” the musician said. He noted that the songs themselves are not yet “blocked”.

Why does the defense want to appeal the verdict?

According to the defense representatives, they were denied all the petitions, of which there were about 15. For example, the court refused to question two witnesses:the owner and administrator of the rapper’s YouTube channel. They were also not allowed to attach lawyer interviews of witnesses to the case. The court also refused to appoint a phonoscopic examination(forensic examination of the sound orrecorded speech, which is carried out to identify a person by voice and speech, identify the integrity of the phonogram, etc.).

Valeev’s lawyers believe that they were not given any opportunity to prove the rapper’s innocence. In addition, the court did not give consent to record keeping, video and photo shooting, and the presence of the media at the trial (the latter is due to restrictions due to the pandemic).


Furgal’s arrest term was extended to a year

Plot Criminal case against the Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal

The Basmanny court of the capital extended to 12 months from the moment of detention the term of arrest of the ex-head of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal, accused of organizing the murders of businessmen. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the court.

According to the court, Furgal’s arrest will last until July 7.

Recall that the former governor was detained on July 9, 2020. He is charged with three counts of murder, attempted murder and illegal possession of a weapon.

Furgal’s defense requires a trial of his case in Khabarovsk with the participation of jurors. The defendant himself does not admit guilt.


A dangerous marriage. British armored vehicles were harmful to the health of the crews

The latest British Ajax armored vehicles, on which the kingdom spent $ 5 billion, were almost unusable. Apparently, the development turned out to be more dangerous for the British military itself than for the enemies. It turned out that the high-tech, one of the most advanced armored vehicles in the world, because of the vibration is not able to shoot on the move, and its maximum speed has to be limited to 30 kilometers per hour, which is half of what it is capable of. 

In order not to risk the health of the military, from November 2020 to March 2021, the operation of all armored vehicles of the Ajax family was suspended. The military leadership and manufacturers decide how to eliminate the excessive vibration that appears during the movement of the car at high speeds, as well as other design defects of armored vehicles.The conditions inside the car are so uncomfortable that the crew is forced to constantly wear noise-canceling headphones, but even with protective equipment, it is difficult to sit in the cabin for an hour and a half. After a long stay in the car, the crew members were found to have swollen joints, and they complained of a constant buzzing in their ears. 

The UK has long been going to modernize the fleet of armored vehicles and has long considered various options. At the moment, the basis of the equipment of the British ground forces is the CVR(T) family of vehicles, created in the late sixties of the last century. These machines are outdated and can not fully solve the tasks set inin the context of modern conflicts. Therefore, it was decided to adopt several types of equipment of the Scout SV family, which received the new name Ajax. The rearmament program was approved in 2010, and an order for 589 vehicles in six variants was made in 2014. The first deliveries of armored vehicles were made in 2019 and should continue until 2025.

The development of the Scout SV/Ajax project was carried out by the English branch of General Dynamics European Land Systems. It was based on the ASCOD 2 project, a joint Austrian-Spanish development. Several hundred cars of this family are currently operated by Austria and Spain. The Ajax that entered service with the British army is a modified version of this technique. 

The main element of the Ajax project is a universal tracked chassis with a set of armor protection, on which various combat modules, special equipment, etc.can be mounted. The combat weight is 35-42 tons, depending on the equipment. There is an Ajax with cannon armament, a PMRS (Protected Mobility Recce Support) armored personnel carrier, and a special PMRS variant for additional tasks, including fire control vehicles and reconnaissance variants with surveillance equipment.

The hull accommodates up to three crew members and several paratroopers or other specialists. The machines can collect data from various surveillance devices and sensors, store it, and transmit it to other crews or a command post. All machines of the family received unified elements of electronic equipment. The equipment is proposed to be built on an open architecture and equipped with a set of necessary elements. There are also places for the installation of various types of combat modules, including those equipped with remote control.


What kind of anti-tank complex “Chrysanthemum”?

The Ministry of Defense re-equips units of the Moscow region’s 1st Guards Tank Army with anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) “Chrysanthemum-S”. According to experts, such weapons are needed in the western direction, where NATO countries are strengthening their armored forces.

“Chrysanthemum-C” is considered one of the most effective means of fighting tanks. It is assumed that several vehicles of this anti-tank missile system are capable of resisting significantly superior enemy forces in defense. In battle, they are able to disrupt the offensive of the tank company.

Chrysanthemum ammunition can penetrate the armor of almost any modern combat vehicle, and dynamic protection, which contains a layer of explosive material located between two thin metal plates, does not save them. Due to the speed of the missiles, the complex is able to shoot down low-flying air targets and sink low-tonnage surface objects, including armored boats. In addition, “Chrysanthemum-C” is an effective means of destroying defensive structures.

The ATGM system is equipped with optical-laser and radar guidance channels, which allows you to hit targets in any weather conditions, even with complete lack of visibility. The multi-channel sighting system and its own radar make it easy to find even armored objects disguised in shelters. The machine is able to hold two objects at once at gunpoint.

The crew of “Chrysanthemum-C” is two people. The weight of the tank is 20 tons. The engine with a capacity of five hundred horsepower allows you to reach a speed of 45 kilometers per hour over difficult, rough terrain. On the highway, it will be able to accelerate 70 kilometers per hour. The power reserve is 600 kilometers. Transition fromthe marching position in the combat position is twenty seconds.

“Chrysanthemum-C” is the most powerful of all Russian ATGMs. The maximum firing range exceeds 10 km. The tempo is up to four shots per minute. The ammunition includes 15 anti-tank guided missiles 9M123 and 9M123F with a caliber of 155 mm and a weight of more than 60 kg.


In Rospotrebnadzor assessed the danger of ” black mold»

The fungal disease mucormycosis, called “black mold”, like any other infectious agent, is dangerous when the immune system is weakened. This was told by the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova, RIA Novosti reports.

“High humidity and high temperature are not unusual, but in conditions of immune damage caused by COVID, and sometimes the tactics chosen can lead to the fact that the attachment of a secondary infection will be as critical as in India,” the expert warned.

In this regard, she called for compliance with the rules of prevention in the spread of the virus, namely, to wear personal protective equipment and use antiseptic.

Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor reported that Russians should not be afraid of this fungal disease, since India differs from the Russian Federation in both climate and food culture.