Renault is forced to abandon some models – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

In February 2020, it was announced that Luca de Meo, who previously worked at Fiat and Volkswagen, would become Renault’s new CEO. It became known how the new manager will optimize the model line of the French brand.

As reported AutoWeekLuca de Meo, immediately after taking office, revised the development of the Renault lineup, excluding unprofitable projects, urging to rely on cars of growing segments. The CEO of the company sees potential in compact cars, but does not want to depend on cars of the subcompact category.

Nevertheless, he will have to put up with the Renault Clio for now, since the model provides good sales, but the Twingo may be without a successor. The same fate can await Espace, Scenic and Talisman.

The intention of the head of Renault to develop C-segment cars and larger models gives hope that the new Megane will be a fundamentally different model. Significant advances in design and technology can also be expected from the Kadjar crossover.

Renault’s new design philosophy demonstrated on the Morphoz concept. According to his templates, two crossovers should be tailored, and it is possible that they will be based on the new platform of the CMF-EV Alliance. Here you can see the relationship with reality and plans of Nissan: the company introduced an electric crossover Ariya and planning a car in the segment of large SUVs.

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Will the ruble be able to strengthen to 70 per dollar – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

Despite the moderate weakening of the Russian currency since the beginning of June, in recent days, there may be signs of a reversal of this trend, says Otkritie Broker chief investment strategist Konstantin Bushuev.

According to him, the Russian currency continues to be in a strong technical oversold against the euro. Thus, the negative factor of repatriation by non-residents of annual dividends of Russian companies last week exhausted itself, states Bushuev. The dollar-ruble pair has been in the short-term range of 73-75 in recent days, and strong quarterly resistance levels are found in the 76 area, the analyst said.

At the same time, the ruble, starting from Friday, will feel increased pressure in connection with the decrease in sales of currency by the Ministry of Finance in August, according to the review of the bank “Saint Petersburg”. The agency will reduce the volume of transactions to 64.9 billion rubles a month, or 3.1 billion rubles a day, which is almost half of that in July. In combination with the seasonal reduction in the current account of the balance of payments, this limits the possibility of strengthening the Russian currency, so the medium-term outlook on the exchange rate remains negative, we can expect a weakening to 75 rubles per dollar, the bank’s analysts say.

But the ability of the ruble to adjust in either direction could lead the rate to 71.5 rubles per dollar at the end of September and 70 rubles per dollar by the end of the year, according to the Rosbank review. At the same time, on the horizon of the coming days and weeks, a new round of weakening is not ruled out under the influence of both external factors (for example, the news background on coronavirus) and local (weak flows for currency conversion from exporters), the bank analysts say.

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A massive strike by Iskander and Tornado was shown on video – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

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At the Kapustin Yar firing range, Iskander-M missiles were launched at the targets of a simulated enemy.

TV channel “Star” published a spectacular video of the Iskander launch in the Astrakhan region. It was led by Lieutenant General Mikhail Matveyevsky, Chief of the Missile Forces and Artillery of the Russian Armed Forces.

During the exercises, they worked out the transfer of the complex from the traveling position to the combat one. The Orlan-10 drones helped to detect the conditional targets. They transmitted the coordinates in real time. The Tornado-S MLRS joined the massive attack of the Iskander complexes.

All objects were hit at a distance of 90 kilometers with high accuracy.

A special feature of the Iskander-M complex is that it uses a high-altitude super-maneuverable missile with stealth technology. This allows you to hit targets bypassing missile defense at a distance of up to 500 kilometers.

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Kristina Asmus undressed again on the screen – Russian newspaper

Russian actress Kristina Asmus, who has been lacking attention in recent days – in connection with their comedian Kharlamov’s “Schrodinger’s divorce”, has riveted additional intense interest.

According to KP.RU, Christina, the scandal surrounding the “naked” scene of which in the thriller “Text” raised a stormy wave, will again appear on the screens naked. This is a picture shot by Alexei Uchitel’s studio “Rock”. The project is called “Whalers.”

According to Teacher, the producer of the project, one of his students, Philip Yuryev, wrote the script “Whaling” for seven years, which he then shot in Kamchatka. The picture will soon be shown at one of the major festivals (if it takes place).

As Teacher clarifies, according to the plot of the tape, “whalers are watching a computer, where a stripping girl from a sex chat is shown.” And just this character was supposed to play Christina Asmus.

The actress read the script, she liked it, agreed. But then “Text” came out, a scandal began, Agent Asmus called the teacher and explained that she couldn’t act in this frivolous scene now.

But Teacher did not give up immediately, he begged the girl with the agent to come to the studio, where Asmus apologized for a long time that it would not work. Alexei, “hoping for nothing”, still included ten minutes of the film for them. Kristina looked at them, penetrated and says: “That’s it. Let’s. When to shoot?”

The amazed Master asked again if she was afraid that “they would start rinsing again.” “This is my business,” the actress said firmly. And, according to Alexei, after “starred wonderful.”

Recall: in the spring in her Instagram Christina talked about the project. “In December, I starred in the full-length film“ Whalers. ”It’s not horror, it’s drama. I played a girl from a video chat. Uuuuf. But I hasten to upset you, there weren’t any piquant scenes.” The actress assured then.

Explaining that the “Kitoboy” was the longest double in her career – it lasted 43 minutes.

By the way, work on Teacher’s tape “47”, which tells about the “journey of Viktor Tsoi’s coffin to the northern capital” after the fatal accident in August 1990, is almost finished.

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Dollar and euro ready to break mid-June growth record – Russian newspaper

The last days of June in the domestic foreign exchange market are likely to pass under the sign of a weakening Russian currency.

Specially for Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Mikhail Kogan, head of the analytical research department of the Higher School of Financial Management, determined below what levels the ruble might fall.

– On Monday, the dollar and the euro may continue the upward trend against the ruble, begun at the end of the week. According to the expert, within a week one cannot exclude the possibility of reaching higher levels than those observed on June 11 and 15 – 79.55 rubles against the euro and 70.50 rubles against the dollar.

On Monday, no significant news is expected. Payment of income tax, which marks the end of the tax period, will no longer support the ruble. During the week, close attention will be paid to the quarterly results of Micron, FeDeX, Constellation Brands and General Mills. If they repeat the gloomy character of the already reported Nike, then the atmosphere before the bulk of the companies begin to report will become even more pessimistic. In addition, investors will expect the publication of business activity indexes on Wednesday and Friday, as well as a report on US employment in May. This macro statistics will help to understand the degree of stability of the emerging recovery after the failure in April due to COVID-19 and to predetermine the mood until the end of the month.

The data on personal expenses and incomes of US citizens released on Friday showed that the level of savings remained at an increased level, despite the “helicopter money” of the government in the amount of $ 1,200 for every adult American – 23.2% against 33% in April. Therefore, now we can rather talk only about the effect of deferred consumption due to COVID-19, more accurate conclusions about the pace of global economic recovery can be made later.

Mixed signals are also coming to the energy market. Despite the OPEC + deal to limit production, global oil and oil products reserves remain at an elevated level, which will limit new growth attempts. Under such conditions, if the sentiment in the financial markets does not improve, the Russian ruble will continue to weaken.

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July laws affect motorists, retirees and students

If the train is canceled, not everything is lost

From July 1, a document begins to operate that guarantees railway passengers a refund in case of cancellation of a flight. This applies to three points.

First: if the trip did not take place due to the threat of individual emergencies (ES). The second and third: with the introduction throughout the country (or some part of it) of high alert or emergency. This is stated in Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 20, 2020 N 901.

So, if on the day and time indicated on the ticket, it was not possible to leave the train for these three reasons, then within twelve months the passenger can receive money. Or, if he so desires, take the route along the same route in the train and carriage of the class indicated on the ticket after removing the emergency mode or high alert. Also for twelve months.

It will be safer to ride in minibuses and buses

Starting July 1, all vehicles of category M2 and M3 must be equipped with tachographs. This is stated in the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 30, 2019 N 382.

We are talking about vehicles with more than eight passenger seats. That is, buses, trolleybuses and minibuses.

A tachograph is a special measuring device that monitors the movement of a machine along the way. It makes it possible to fix and stop violations of the speed limit. And also monitor the condition of the driver, because it tracks the time spent by him driving. And from these data, you can determine how tired the driver of the same minibus.

New parking rules

From July 1, at least 10 percent of the places in any public parking should be allocated for disabled people. This is stated in the Federal Law of July 18, 2019 N 184-FZ.

Recall that in such places citizens with disabilities group 1 and 2 (or drivers who transport disabled people) can park their cars for free.

Disabled people and 3 groups will be able to take advantage of the privilege, but not all. According to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 10.02.2020 N 115.

from July 1, free parking is allowed for people with the 3rd disability group, who have restrictions on independent movement, and who have received the “Disabled” identification mark until July 2020.

In addition, on July 1, they will no longer issue a sign “Disabled”. Instead, the disabled person or driver who is transporting him needs to register his car with the Federal Register of Disabled People. To do this, you need to apply to the Pension Fund, through the Unified Portal of Public Services or through the MFC. This is stated in Order No. 724н of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation of 11/14/2019.

For those who already have the “Disabled” sign, a transitional period is set until January 1, 2021. That is, before the end of the year it will still be possible to park in preferential places without entering your car in the register.

Guardians will start indexing pensions year after year

From July 1, pensioners who are guardians or trustees on a paid basis cease to be considered working.

This is stated in the Federal Law of April 1, 2020 N 86-ФЗ “On Amending Article 7 of the Federal Law” On Mandatory Pension Insurance in the Russian Federation “.

Thus, these pensioners will again be indexed insurance pension with the payment of increases in the same year, and not after the end of their employment. And it was considered guardianship and trusteeship on a paid basis, that is, under an agreement, for example, on a foster family. Pensioners such as guardians and trustees receive monthly payments from regional budgets.

From July 1, the Russian Pension Fund explains, they “will not be equated with working citizens (as at present), and they, like all non-working pensioners, will be indexed annually with an insurance pension and a fixed payment to it.”

University graduates will be able to quickly find work

From July 1, the concept is introduced – “practical training of students.” This applies to institutions of higher education and secondary vocational. The goal is to provide graduates not only with strong knowledge of the theory of a future profession, but also with practical skills.

This is provided for by the Federal Law of December 2, 2019 N 403-ФЗ “On Amendments to the Federal Law” On Education in the Russian Federation “and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation.”

Students have practice now. However, practical training is a broader concept, which provides for the acquisition of specific competencies in the specialization of a university or college. That is, when mastering the educational program, students and students will have to, as the law says, perform certain types of work related to future professional activities and aimed at the formation, consolidation, development of practical skills.

All these educational institutions can arrange for themselves or conclude an agreement with a specialized company or organization.

Counterfeit medicines, cigarettes and shoes will become less

From July 1, Russia will introduce mandatory labeling of medicines, shoes and tobacco.

As RG already wrote, labeling will become mandatory for manufacturers, importers, distributors, and will also apply to wholesale and retail trade, pharmacies and medical organizations. All market participants must be registered in the state marking and tracing system “Honest Sign”.

Such marking will allow to trace the path of goods from producer to consumer.

Medicines

Medicines without labeling, which came into circulation before July 1, 2020, will be allowed until the expiration date. This is stated in the Federal Law of December 28, 2017 No. 425-FZ.

For violation of labeling rules, a fine is imposed. Officials will pay from 5 thousand to 10 thousand rubles, legal entities and individual entrepreneurs – from 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles. This is stated in the Federal Law of April 15, 2019 No. 58-FZ.

At first it was planned that the mandatory labeling of drugs would begin on January 1, 2020. But then it was postponed to July 1.

Footwear

Mandatory labeling of shoes is introduced by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 05.07.2019 No. 860.

As RG already wrote, imported shoes imported after July 1, but purchased before this deadline, companies will be able to mark before August 1. Unrealized product balances produced or acquired before July 1 must be marked before September 1.

Cigarettes

Mandatory labeling of cigarettes is led by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of February 28, 2019 No. 224.

The compulsory labeling system will also cover cigars, cigarillos, various types of smoking tobacco, including for hookahs and pipes.

Recall that labeling was introduced a year ago. But all the balances produced before July 1, 2019 without marking were allowed to sell until July 1, 2020.

Electricity without cheating

From the second attempt, from July 1, fines for energy retail companies and their managers begin to apply.

They were provided for by the Federal Law “On Amendments to the Federal Law“ On the Electric Power Industry ”and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation related to licensing of energy sales activities” dated December 29, 2017 N 451-ФЗ.

The fines were supposed to start taking in January 2019. But then this period was postponed to July 1, 2020. And if there are no new changes, then fines will become a reality for those companies that work in violation of the law.

For example, a company official will have to pay between 200 and 250 thousand rubles for work without a license. Or he will be disqualified for up to 3 years. And the company itself may part with a million rubles. There are fines for violating licensing requirements.

Citizenship of the Russian Federation: new “beneficiaries”

From July of this year, more foreigners will become easier to obtain Russian citizenship. But there are certain conditions for this. They are listed in the law, which comes into force on July 24.

We are talking about the Federal Law of 04.24.2020 N 134-ФЗ “On Amendments to the Federal Law” On the Citizenship of the Russian Federation “in terms of simplifying the procedure for admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons.”

The simplified procedure applies to foreigners who are married to a citizen or citizen of Russia and have lived in our country for at least three years. And if such a family has common children, then the time of residence of the Russian Federation does not matter at all.

Lucky also those who studied in Russia and received a diploma after July 1, 2002. True, for them there is one more condition: they must have work experience in our country. But not three years, as before, but only a year.

Another new “benefit” for citizenship is those with one of the parents — a citizen of the Russian Federation and resides in Russia. And finally, it will be easier to get a Russian passport for citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine.

Legislation related to the simplified procedure for obtaining citizenship continues to evolve. Recently, the State Duma adopted a law that will allow this to be done to those foreigners whose children are citizens of our country and they are already 18 years old.

What else comes into force in July

Pensions will only come to the MIR card. Starting July 1, pensions and other social payments will only be credited to bank cards of the MIR payment system. This is stated in the Federal Law of June 27, 2011 N 161-ФЗ of Moscow “On the National Payment System”.

But they will not be punished for violation of this rule yet. The Bank of Russia until October 1, 2020 will not apply measures to banks that continue to charge payments to cards of other payment systems. The transition period was introduced due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

However, the requirement of the Central Bank on the MIR card does not apply to pensions and social benefits that are credited to savings books or delivered by mail, the Pension Fund of Russia recalled.

Self-employed. Starting July 1, a special tax regime for the self-employed will be available in all regions. But the last word remains with the local authorities. This is stated in the Federal Law of April 1, 2020 N 101-ФЗ.

So far, a special tax regime is in force in 23 regions of the country. As explained by the Federal Tax Service, people who do not have an employer and employees who produce products or provide services themselves can go to it. Another condition is that their income should not exceed 2.4 million rubles per year.

Thanks to the special tax regime, the self-employed will pay 4 or 6 percent on income from their activities.

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Marvel actor harshly criticizes Black Panther for racism

American actor Anthony Mackie, best known for his role as Sam “Falcon” Wilson – Captain America’s best friend, harshly criticized Marvel Studios for its lack of racial diversity. At the same time, Black Panther got the most.

Apparently, trying to score points as a participant in the Black Lives Matter movement, Maki accused the studio that most of the crew members had white skin. Screenrant portal quotes him as saying: “It really worries me that I participated in seven Marvel films, where every producer, director, stuntman, costume designer and in general every person around me was white.”

In the situation with Black Panther, where the overwhelming majority of black workers were responsible for the production, the actor also found acts of unfair and unacceptable oppression on racial grounds: “This is even more racism than anything else. Because if you can hire blacks in a movie about blacks, why can’t you hire them, but only in a film where mostly whites are shot? “

In the original strategy of the Marvel cinematic universe, it was planned that the character Anthony Mackie, who symbolically took over the shield from the hands of Steve Rogers in the ending of “Avengers: Final”, will eventually become the new Captain America. But, given the long memory and rejection of criticism by the head of the studio, Kevin Feigi (hello to Edward “the former Hulk” Norton), there is some chance that the Falcon may die somewhere behind the scenes of its own series “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, and the shield and the title of the new Cap Bucky Barnes will get it, as the fans demanded.

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Marvel actor harshly criticizes Black Panther for racism

American actor Anthony Mackie, best known for his role as Sam “Falcon” Wilson – Captain America’s best friend, harshly criticized Marvel Studios for its lack of racial diversity. At the same time, Black Panther got the most.

Apparently, trying to score points as a participant in the Black Lives Matter movement, Maki accused the studio that most of the crew members had white skin. Screenrant portal quotes him as saying: “It really worries me that I participated in seven Marvel films, where every producer, director, stuntman, costume designer and in general every person around me was white.”

In the situation with Black Panther, where the overwhelming majority of black workers were responsible for the production, the actor also found acts of unfair and unacceptable oppression on racial grounds: “This is even more racism than anything else. Because if you can hire blacks in a movie about blacks, why can’t you hire them, but only in a film where mostly whites are shot? “

In the original strategy of the Marvel cinematic universe, it was planned that the character Anthony Mackie, who symbolically took over the shield from the hands of Steve Rogers in the ending of “Avengers: Final”, will eventually become the new Captain America. But, given the long memory and rejection of criticism by the head of the studio, Kevin Feigi (hello to Edward “the former Hulk” Norton), there is some chance that the Falcon may die somewhere behind the scenes of its own series “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, and the shield and the title of the new Cap Bucky Barnes will get it, as the fans demanded.

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Marvel actor harshly criticizes Black Panther for racism

American actor Anthony Mackie, best known for his role as Sam “Falcon” Wilson – Captain America’s best friend, harshly criticized Marvel Studios for its lack of racial diversity. At the same time, Black Panther got the most.

Apparently, trying to score points as a participant in the Black Lives Matter movement, Maki accused the studio that most of the crew members had white skin. Screenrant portal quotes him as saying: “It really worries me that I participated in seven Marvel films, where every producer, director, stuntman, costume designer and in general every person around me was white.”

In the situation with Black Panther, where the overwhelming majority of black workers were responsible for the production, the actor also found acts of unfair and unacceptable oppression on racial grounds: “This is even more racism than anything else. Because if you can hire blacks in a movie about blacks, why can’t you hire them, but only in a film where mostly whites are shot? “

In the original strategy of the Marvel cinematic universe, it was planned that the character Anthony Mackie, who symbolically took over the shield from the hands of Steve Rogers in the ending of “Avengers: Final”, will eventually become the new Captain America. But, given the long memory and rejection of criticism by the head of the studio, Kevin Feigi (hello to Edward “the former Hulk” Norton), there is some chance that the Falcon may die somewhere behind the scenes of its own series “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, and the shield and the title of the new Cap Bucky Barnes will get it, as the fans demanded.

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The catastrophe prompted a new option to combat global warming

Today, science is looking for ways to stop global warming, the danger of which is becoming increasingly apparent. Even the hardest opponents of the theory of warming are beginning to recognize this.

An unexpected option was found by scientists who studied the causes of the famous Ordovician extinction. It happened about 466 million years ago and destroyed 85% of the species and 60% of the genera of marine invertebrates.

Recall that for the entire life of the earth there were six major mass extinctions. The latter happened approximately 65.5 million years ago, after which the dinosaurs disappeared. Scientists call it the cause of the fall of a huge meteorite to Earth. This explosion lifted a huge amount of dust into the air, causing an almost instantaneous sharp drop in temperature, which radically changed the climate. The planet has turned into an ice ball.

Ordovician extinction took place quite differently. It was not instantaneous, but gradual, lasting about two million years, which allowed representatives of the flora and fauna to adapt to climate change. This was the conclusion of a group of scientists who studied rocks about 466 million years old. They searched for elements that were almost never found in terrestrial rocks, as well as isotopes indicating signs that their carrier had arrived from space. And such “evidence” was discovered. This is extraterrestrial helium; it differs from ours in just one neutron. It would seem a trifle, but for science this is an obvious sign of cosmic origin.

What caused this “mild” climate change scenario? According to scientists, this is a collision of two giant asteroids between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, which occurred about 466 million years ago. It threw out a huge amount of dust, which, reaching Earth, polluted the atmosphere of our planet, lowering the temperature by about ten degrees Celsius in two million years. But unlike the variant with the asteroid falling to the Earth, it gradually accumulated for millions of years.

These distant events prompted scientists to the unexpected idea of ​​combating impending global warming. They propose to place several asteroid analogs in the orbit of our planet, which will continuously release fine dust and partially block sunlight. According to the authors of the idea, this soft version is good because it has already been tested by nature. So, we already know what we are preparing for. Unlike those offered by other researchers today. The work was published in Science Advances.

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