Bloomberg learned about the participation of a US firm in blocking sites in Belarus :: Politics :: RBC

According to the interlocutors of the agency, representatives of the Sandvine company met with officials of Belarus, after which technologies were transferred to the authorities to block sites.

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The American company Sandvine provided the Belarusian authorities with technologies to block websites in the country during protests. It is reported by Bloomberg with reference to sources familiar with the situation. The company advertises its products as capable of blocking more than 150 million websites, the agency said.

According to interlocutors Bloomberg, Sandvine representatives held personal meetings with republican officials, after which the Belarusian authorities received the necessary equipment.

During a video conference of Sandvine employees, the recording of which is available Bloomberg, the company’s management said that they have been interacting with a government organization in Belarus for more than one year and have provided the country with technologies that filter about 40% of Internet traffic.

Sandvine CTO Alexander Khavang noted during the conference that Belarus “can use the company’s equipment to block websites and instant messengers”, but did not see this as a violation of human rights, reports Bloomberg.

Sandvine did not comment on the situation. Bloomberg, the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs did not respond to the agency’s request.


Heroes of the movie “Fast and Furious 9” will go into space, and now it’s a meme

The heroes of the movie “Fast and the Furious 9” will go into space, confirmed actress Michelle Rodriguez, and Twitter users responded with a barrage of jokes and criticism. The audience did not understand the intention of the creators of the picture, but in the memes they presented how it would look. However, whatever the filmmakers come up with, commentators are sure: it’s time to stop.

The first movie, Fast & Furious, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, premiered in 2001 and received ten sequels. Two of them, Fast and Furious 9 and Fast and Furious 10, should be released in 2021 and 2022, respectively, with the latter, as reported media, promises to end the long-lived franchise. On September 10, actress Michelle Rodriguez, who plays in Letty Ortiz’s films, in the Jess Keigle show commented on rumors that the heroes will go into space in the ninth part.

How did you guys know about this? Michelle said. – See what’s going on? Damn, people start talking backstage. When a movie doesn’t come out and people forget about it, information leaks out. Nobody should have known about this!

At the same time, the star added that her heroine would not appear in space, and immediately changed the subject. But it was too late: journalists picked up the news, and she ended up receiving no less discussion on Twitter than the first trailer for “Dune” with a meme worm… After all, the commentators did not understand at all what the filmmakers were up to.

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But movie fans used to joke that in the new parts of the franchise the action will take place in space. Learning that trolling could become a reality, they uncovered old memes and stuck on new ones.

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Meanwhile, there were more and more troll ideas about what would happen in the new Fast and the Furious.

There were suggestions for subsequent paintings.

But while some commentators joked enthusiastically, others quite seriously criticized the filmmakers – in their opinion, the franchise has not lived up to expectations for a long time, it looks ridiculous, and it’s time to stop.

Before jokes about the new Fast and the Furious flooded Twitter, the main topic of discussion for moviegoers was the trailer for “Batman” by Matt Reeves. Promo pictures with Robert Pattinson were sold to memes in which Bruce Wayne severely punishes people for the slightest wrongdoing and falls into “Twilight”. And the fans, intrigued by the mystery from the villain, deciphered it and learned that Batman’s adversary is no stranger to a sense of humor.


Robert Pattinson’s Batman hit Twilight in fan memes

The teaser trailer for “Batman” by Matt Reeves starring Robert Pattinson still made many social media users think of “Twilight.” Movie fans sculpt memes about how the British vampire actor became a superhero – and it’s a bit damn but popular crossover.

“Batman” directed by Matt Reeves, promising to show viewers a young Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson), is due out in 2021, and on August 22, moviegoers finally received a teaser trailer for the film. An atmospheric video showing the murder, a cryptic message to the superhero (which, however, the audience quickly deciphered) and his meeting with Catwoman, instantly broke into memes.

Besides beating a gang member hard, users of social networks, for example, made a joke on a frame in which a Gotham man has black circles under his eyes.

Another reason for the memes was the fact that the promo came out very, very dark – literally.

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Found in the memes and the pathetic scene in which Pattinson’s hero answers the bully’s question.

But among all the abundance of various jokes on the trailer, a separate layer of memes stands out with the “Twilight” films, in which Pattinson played one of the main characters of Edward Cullen (a total of four films were published based on the books of Stephenie Meyer).

Twitter users love to joke about how Robert Pattinson hates his vampire past. and cannot get rid of it. I wonder what he would have said after seeing how Batman got a crossover with Twilight?

It even went as far as a fancam with trailer footage and a soundtrack from Twilight.

At the same time, the scene in which Bruce Wayne rescues a man from a racing car seemed very familiar to the fans of the saga – and was also reflected in memes.

Expect Robert Pattinson to save people from crashes anytime, anywhere: Twilight (2008) and Batman (2021).

Despite the fact that the last film in the saga was released eight years ago, fans continue to find interesting details in the pictures. For example, in the summer, social media users realized that one of the Cullen family carried with him to school rather strange (for both a vampire and a human) dinner.

Discoveries are found in the books of Stephenie Meyer. The TikTok user re-read the works and realized which word could be the favorite of the writer. He makes Edward giggle and the fans laugh.


Army diet .. He loses 5 kg in 3 days

Tell me – A new way to reduce weight has appeared on the scene recently, through the so-called “army diet.”

According to the Saudi newspaper, “Ajel”, this type of diet can lose you five kilograms of weight in just three days.

This diet relies on consuming a small amount of calories and eating chemically consistent nutrients that help their interaction to lose weight.

The details of the “Army Diet” came as follows.

First day

Breakfast: a cup of coffee or tea with caffeine, a slice of toast with two tablespoons of peanut butter and half a grapefruit, all of which contain 308 calories.

Lunch: another cup of coffee or tea, with a slice of toast, preferably whole wheat bread, and half a box of tuna, as this small meal contains only 139 calories.

Dinner: 100 grams of any type of meat, a cup of green beans, half a banana, a small apple, and a full cup of vanilla ice cream. This meal contains 619 calories.

No snacks allowed.

the second day

Breakfast: a piece of toast with an egg cooked as you wish, plus a banana. The price of this meal is not more than 223 calories.

Lunch: a boiled egg, 5 pieces of salted rusk and a cup of cottage cheese, and even if the cheese is full-fat, the calories will not exceed 340 calories.

Dinner: Half a cup of carrots, a full cup of cauliflower and 2 hot dogs, and you can also have a cup of vanilla-flavored ice cream, and this meal contains 630 calories.

the third day

Breakfast: a slice of cheddar cheese with 5 pieces of salted rusk and a small apple. This meal contains 232 calories.

Lunch: one slice of toast and an egg, and even if the egg was fried in oil, the meal would not exceed a total of 170 calories.

Dinner: half a banana, a full can of tuna and a cup of ice cream, for the meal contains 460 calories.

During the remaining four days of the week, all kinds of food can be eaten before the ball is repeated, provided that the total daily meals do not exceed 1500 calories.


The expert named the dangerous places for paying by credit card :: Society :: RBC

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If the ubiquitous distribution of bank cards with chips practically ruled out skimming, making non-cash payments more secure, then paying for purchases via the Internet is still dangerous: phishing is still widespread on the Internet. About this agency “Prime” reported Alexey Sizov, head of the anti-fraud department of the Center for Applied Security Systems of Jet Infosystems.

According to him, scammers often steal money from bank accounts using fake websites. “Such payment sites are almost always similar to the original ones, and the speed at which new services appear on the Internet makes determining the legitimacy of a resource an increasingly difficult task,” Sizov notes.

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In order not to fall for the bait, the expert recommends opening a separate account, which you will use for online purchases. And keep small amounts of money on it. You should also watch out for large purchases in unverified places and on sites with a bad reputation. In addition, you cannot give personal data to anyone, even if they call from a bank or store.

If the purchase was made with a bank card on a dubious website, you can dispute the operation through the bank. “They will tell you how to file a claim and what to do if there is a risk of compromising your card data,” added the head of the Department of Applied Security Systems Center of Jet Infosystems.


Putin signed a decree calling for military training in 2020 :: Society :: RBC

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree calling on Russians in reserve for military training in 2020. The document is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information.

According to the decree, military training will be held in the armed forces of Russia, the troops of the national guard, state security agencies and the bodies of the Federal Security Service.

The head of state instructed the Russian government and regional authorities to ensure the implementation of measures related to the draft. The decree came into force from today.

Putin announces deferred military appeal for high school graduates

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The Russian Ministry of Defense in early June postponed the holding of summer military training for students, traditionally held in June-August, to a later date due to the situation with coronavirus in the country. So, the bulk of the fees will be held in July – October 2020, and in some universities the dates are postponed to 2021.


In St. Petersburg, detainees made obscene inscriptions on a police car :: Society :: RBC

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In St. Petersburg, two couriers were detained who wrote obscene words on a police car marker, told RBC the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Employees of the Center “E” of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs brought two courier officers aged 20 and 21 to the police who rent an apartment on Rubinstein Street. One of them is a native of the Tomsk region, the second – the city of Irkutsk.

“It was established that it was they who, out of hooligan motives, put an obscene inscription on the car,” the message said. Upon the fact of the incident, they started a case under part 1 of art. 214 of the Criminal Code (vandalism). The headquarters added that the detainees could face several months of arrest.

Earlier, a video appeared on the Internet that shows how an unknown person inscribes on a police official car. According to Glaucus, the incident occurred on June 27 on Rubinstein Street.


salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA


Olga Kurylenko congratulated everyone on Victory Day and besieged nationalists

Born in Berdyansk, French and Hollywood actress Olga Kurylenko congratulated Victory Day on the eve of subscribers by posting a photo on her Instagram where her son paints red stars on a cardboard tank.

“Happy Victory in Europe Day! And for ours – with tomorrow’s Victory Day!” – added Olga in Russian. Attaching the tags # 9th of May # sdnemobobedy and #VictoryInEuropeDay in the post.

It is worth noting that not all users liked the publication of the artist. In particular, Ukrainian nationalist-minded users have a question who Olga calls “ours.”

To which the woman explained: she considers all of the republics of the former USSR “ours.” A DNA test showed that there was no Ukrainian blood in it at all. And she is a Slav with Russian, Belarusian and Polish roots. After which the dispute continued with bad energy and not quite festively.

And just a couple of hours ago, Olga posted another post, writing “Happy Victory Day!”, And with the tags # respect your ancestors # thank you # unforgettable.

“The dream of every person is to live happily. Internal happiness is one of the results of peace of mind. Negative feelings, such as hatred, anger, envy, do not give peace, and, therefore, contradict happiness,” Kurilenko replied to “haters.”