Thus far, the US is going through difficult times to prevent further spread of the coronavirus pandemic, including closures of non-essential businesses and even parks and playgrounds. The US administration announced the measures would continue at this time until April 30th. However, they could be extended depending on the virus trajectory. In Toronto, Canada all social functions and city events are cancelled until June 30th.
The Kremlin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s government accuse the United States of using humanitarian aid to supply rebels. The interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria said that the US, against the background of the situation with the spread of COVID-19 in the world, plans to transfer cargo to the militants under the guise of humanitarian assistance.
Russia de-facto now owns Venezuela, taking advantage of the country’s extended suffering. The economy is depleted and the country is in severe turmoil. It does not help that coronavirus has effected economies around the globe.
Additionally, the US unsealed indictments against 14 officials and government-connected parties. Currently, there is a reward offered of $55 million for Nicolas Maduro and four others according to US Attorney General William Barr. He called the regime “corrupt.” One of the indictments is out of New York, where prosecutors allege Maduro and socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello (the head of the constitutional assembly) of conspiring with Colombian rebels and members of the military to support the drug trade including cocaine trafficking into the US. Sixty nations including the US do not recognize Maduro as the President of Venezuela. At this time the US only recognizes Juan Guaidó as the Venezuelan leader.
The United Kingdom has so far recorded more than 1,000 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic. This represents an increase of 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per an official report. The official number of the dead in the UK due to the coronavirus is now at 1,019, and the number of people confirmed to have been infected with the disease is 17,089.
On March 27, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially signed a decree adopting a Russian amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on September 16, 1987.
Facial recognition technology has become one of the most utilized tools in airports and other entities. It is a great tool for risk assessment and controlling ational security around the globe. Facial recognition projects have been around since last century. There were many primitive attempts that took place in the 1980s.
The most notable project, and a predecessor of the currently evolved facial recognition technology, was development by Paul Viola and Michael Jones in 2001. The Viola–Jones object detectionframework is the first framework to provide competitive object detection rates in real-time. At the time a standard available computer could produce 15 images per second using this method.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense announced the first stage completion of the Russian submarine forces infrastructure updpates. According to the Russian government the submarines will have their own secure bases with state of the art equipment. The new generation bases will be located at Gadzievo, Zaozersk, and Vilyuchinsk, which is building a brand new base. Construction has just begun and submarines will have storage for the missile arsenal and additional logistics equipment.
Russian scientists presented a new research paper claiming a cure for colon cancer. The new part of protocol treatment included using hyperthermia-heating at a specific temperature by nanoparticles. The drug is based on cobalt ferrite (CoFe2O4) nanoparticles, a hard magnetic material that has high coercivity and moderate magnetization. The particles should be single domain, of pure phase, having high coercivity and medium magnetization.
Currently, coronavirus has been the main topic of discussions and news around the globe. Coronavirus is a global pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. Many countries around the world closed their borders, implemented quarantines and limited movement. According to John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center there are 367,457 reported cases of the virus around the world and over 16,000 deaths. In the US alone the number of infected people has exceeded 40,000.
The situation around the globe pertaining to coronavirus continues to escalate. The number of infected continues to rise, including the death toll. At this time, even high ranking politicians are testing positive for COVID-19, the latest being Senator Rand Paul in the US, who tested positive on March 22. As everyone is aware by now, the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Due to the Chinese regime’s failure to identify and contain the virus immediately, the virus spread around the world. Additionally, nations around the globe did not suspend travel in time and it became a full blown pandemic.
Coronavirus has forced a majority of nations around the globe to implement drastic measures. These include the support of businesses and private citizens to alleviate losses and financial strains. In the US and Canada unemployment applications are reaching all time highs. A majority of nations in the West embraced an approach adverse to globalism.
The virus originated in China and they didn’t take initial reports seriously, instead they threatened doctors and closed a laboratory that published an open source genome sequence of the virus. If it wasn’t for conglomerates craving marginal profits and moving a majority of manufacturing from the West to China, it wouldn’t have such catastrophic effects on the global population.
The US Department of Energy is urging the administration of US President Donald Trump to form an alliance with Saudi Arabia in an attempt to regulate world oil prices, which could lead to Saudi Arabia withdrawing from OPEC. This information became available via The Wall Street Journal which claims that supporters of the US oil Alliance with Saudi Arabia are calling for stabilizing energy prices and preventing their collapse, which occurred after the OPEC talks in Vienna in early March.
Currently, a majority of nations around the globe are battling the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is another battle that needs rapid attention and response. It is the cyber battle around fake news and misinformation. Russia and China have been busy spreading misinformation such as the false statements from Chinese government representatives that the US brought coronavirus to Wuhan, China.
Russian scientists from the Russian Academy of Science from Siberia utilized applied synchrotron radiation to analyze the characteristics of a welded joint of aluminum and titanium. The Russian Academy of Sciences consists of the national academy of Russia. It is a network of scientific research institutes from across the Russian Federation.
Russia has amplified its own misinformation attacks against the US. Meanwhile, China continues its defamation narrative (with Russia’s aid), issuing false statements about the US bringing coronavirus to Wuhan, China. A majority of Russian news outlets picked up an article from CNBC titled “Bank of America says the recession is already here: ‘Jobs will be lost, wealth will be destroyed.’” The article published on March 19th by Michelle Meyer discussed a full-scale financial crisis.
Russian physicists Yevgeny Solovyov and Tasko Grodzanov, from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and the University of Belgrade created a unique helium atom by colliding a normal helium atom and antimatter particles in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The core of an ordinary helium atom consists of two protons and two neutrons. Two electrons revolve around the nucleus. Helium has atomic number: 2 and atomic weight 4,0026 g/mol.
The Russian State Duma member from Crimea, Andrey Kozenko, reiterated the necessity to “strengthen” so called support for the Donetsk People’s Republic, including for the region to be fully integrated into the Russian Federation territory. The Donetsk People’s Republic is a Russia backed proto-state in the eastern Ukrainian Oblast of Donetsk. The proto-state is recognized only by the partially recognized South Ossetia and Luhansk People’s Republic. The capital city is Donetsk and it was founded in 2014. This is the same year Russia orchestrated the farce of the referendum to annex Crimea.
Scientists believe that the coronavirus was produced through natural causes and not in a laboratory. About this there are still skeptics. In the near future the hidden secrets of coronavirus will be revealed. President Trump calls it the “China Virus” and Beijing claims it was caused by America military (there is zero evidence of this). No one knows the truth but there are differences of opinions and the major stress is placed on solving the problem.
Russia announced that a Russian made medium multi-purpose helicopter will have capabilities to be used as a protected air command post (VCP) by the beginning of the next year. The helicopter that will be repurposed for such operations is the army version of the Mi-38. It will be modified to be able to collect and process information about the course of combat operations in real time, as well as to coordinate the actions of the military. The model MI-38T was delivered to the Russian military in December 2019.
An astonishing announcement was made on Russia Channel 1 on the evening of March 18 during a live show by the chief editor of Nazavisimaya Gazeta Konstantin Remchukov. He claimed to have directly received an email from China requesting a stop to any information related to coronavirus originating in China. Since the Russian government owns Russia Channel 1, it is an unprecedented comment that was made live. Especially, when Russia and China tend to collaborate on propaganda efforts against the US and the West.
Since March 16, Russian Channel 1 has been actively spreading the false narrative of the coronavirus being brought to China by the US. Channel One has a viewer base of over 250 million worldwide. It is the first television channel to broadcast in the Russian Federation. Its headquarters are located at the Ostankino Technical Center near the Ostankino Tower in Moscow. It is Kremlin owned and the main channel.
NATO ships approaching Russia’s Maritime borders, specifically the Black Sea region, are unable to conduct reconnaissance due to the counteraction of coastal electronic warfare (EW) Russia is currently testing.
There are three areas of the Electronic warfare:
1) Radio-electronic defeat is a set of measures and actions for functional defeat, radio-electronic suppression and defeat of radio-electronic objects of the enemy by homing weapons for radiation.
Information has been released about suspicious activity by RT, Viber and Tik Tok. These applications were tracked by researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Musk. In order to do their research, these two researchers used the IOS developer’s standard tools to track the behavior of the most used messengers and clients of news services and social networks for iPhone and iPad.
On March 13th, the Chinese government released a report pertaining to so called “abuse of human rights” in the US. Seven chapters of this disingenuous report contain claims of human rights violations in the sphere of civil, political, social and economic rights, issues of discrimination against minorities, violence against women, violations of the rights of migrants etc. The report is meant to create a divide and try to meddle into the upcoming US elections. The trajectory has been in line with Russia’s agenda. The Kremlin has been actively trying to cause divide within the US Democratic Party and to stir up racial tensions.
Hundreds of protesters flocked to the Aleppo-Lattakia road in Idlib Governorate to protest against the Russian-Turkish patrols on the way. Hundreds of civilians flocked to the international road near Arihah and set tires to prevent the passage of Russian-Turkish joint patrols along the M4. Dozens had been in tents erected three days ago on the road, and there were calls for a demonstration in the area.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally signed off on new constitutional amendments which would allow for him to remain in the Kremlin until 2036. The amendments repeal the current term limits that bar a president from running for a third consecutive six-year term. Putin’s second consecutive term, and fourth overall, comes to an end in 2024.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, has once again revealed his impulsive side to the world in the oil clash with Russia. Glaring evidence of his mercurial nature emerged after the gruesome killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
Russian scientists in collaboration with Belarusian researchers proposed a new class of drugs that will aid in the treatment of cancerous tumors. The drugs proposed are based on using palladium and platinum. The class of drugs based on platinum derivatives is now considered one of the most effective in the fight against tumors.
The most common of them in clinical practice is cisplatin that contains a heavy metal complex with a central atom of platinum surrounded by two chloride atoms and two ammonia molecules in the cis position. It is a white powder with the molecular formula PtCl2H6N2, and a molecular weight of 300.05. However, its poor water solubility and high toxicity led to the development of new anticancer drugs based on platinum group metal compounds.
Russian nuclear physicists from the the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics are working on an international experiment, which centers around the Large Hardon Collider (LHC). The Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics is one of the major centers of advanced nuclear physics in Russia. It is located in the Siberian town Akademgorodok. It was founded by Gersh Itskovich Budker in 1959.
This week, one of the main topics around the world is the so called “oil war” between Russia and Saudi Arabia. A myriad of publications are claiming the Russian economy will tank during this oil price war. According to the various economic models, the Russian economical crises is supposed to reach its peak in 2025. That is another reason, beside Putin’s personal aspirations, why he wants to remain in control of Russia. At that point, it could be possible for the West to weaken Russia.
Russian scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with other Russian institutions, completed research of the properties of a copolymer based on polyaryleneetherketones to assess the prospects of its application in space technology. The purpose of this study is to protect the electronics on a spacecraft, which is effected by the surrounding plasma. There are only three centers across the globe that have the necessary equipment and experts to successfully analyze the effects of electrification of materials for spacecraft in conditions close to its original state.
On March 10, the proposal was made in the Russian Duma to remove restrictions on the number of presidential terms and allow the current head of state to be re-elected to this position. The Russian Duma is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, while the upper house is the Council of the Federation.
Russia’s lower House of Parliament, the Duma, voted in favor of amending the country’s constitution to lift restrictions on presidential term limits. The changes were approved by a near-unanimous vote. No representatives cast a negative vote, and only the 43 Communists in the Duma abstained.
The Russian Duma overwhelmingly approved changes to the nation’s Constitution Wednesday in its third and final reading. It is a move that now allows President Vladimir Putin to remain at the helm of the country’s leadership for an additional 12 years after his current term comes to an end in 2024.
In order to complete Nord Stream 2, Russia decided to have the Gazprom vessels accompanied by Russian warships. The route is from the Indian ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Nord stream 2 is a new export gas pipeline from Russia to Europe via the Baltic Sea. The combined capacity of each of the two Nord streams lines is expected to be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Thus, the total design capacity of Nord stream and Nord stream-2 is 110 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
July 17 is a day which lives in infamy for many Dutch people. It was on this day that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Amsterdam to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, was destroyed over Ukraine in a ground-based rocket attack by a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people onboard. Most of the victims were Dutch citizens, which is why the trial, that began Monday, is being held in Amsterdam.
The official verbatim of the Russian Constitution proposed amendments became available. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed the amendments to the Russian Constitution on January 15, 2020. In the new amendments, the Russian working class again is shorted. Instead, Russian politicians divide the powers between them for their personal goals and gain.
Instead of legislative and planned development of science and culture, it focuses on religion and national ideas for ordinary workers and their families. It is done purely for social engineering propaganda. During the Soviet Era religion was frowned upon, as communism does not have a place for religion. Now the new amendments dictate to Russians what religion they should follow. Seventh Day Adventists and similar religious groups are pretty much banned in Russia. If one follows that religion, the children can be taken away by the government. During divorce, if one parent is a follower of such a religion, it would be an automatic termination of their chance at custody.
A new patent has been published in Russia describing a method for embedding biometric information in a color image of a face and a device for implementing the method. The idea of creating biometric documents arose in the United States after the horrid act of terrorism, which occurred on September 11, 2001. In 2002, representatives from 188 countries signed an agreement that recognized facial biometrics as the primary identification technology for next-generation passports and entry visas.
On February 7, 2020 the National Interest published an article, sourcing US Military reports, pertaining to Russian electronic warfare equipment deployed in Syria that caused serious damage to two of the most expensive US fighter jets – the F-35 and F-22. The systems of the latter came under powerful electronic influence and, most likely, became completely unusable, since they could not accurately determine the location in the airspace over Syria.
A mystery behind the Tretyakov gallery painting has been solved in a study published in the Heritage Science Journal. Tretyakov Art Gallery is an extensive museum complex containing masterpieces of Russian art from the 11th – early 20th century, temporary exhibitions, educational and cultural programs. The Tretyakov Art Gallery has an exclusive collection of unique Russian art. It was founded by the Moscow merchant and industrialist Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832-1898).
The European Union and NATO have welcomed the start of the criminal trial for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. MH17 was shot down over the Donbas region of Ukraine in July 2014. Russia has been called upon to cooperate in the investigation of this tragedy, which killed all 298 people aboard the airliner.
Russian psychologist Boris Higir claims he can make a determination about whether an individual is a criminal based on their first and last name, blood type, papillary pattern, facial features and their date of birth. The papillary pattern is not something you think of as an identifier. Higir has been studying physiognomics and also has published a book with his knowledge and research. He is also a member of the International Informatization Academy (an NGO), is an Associated Member of the United Nations, maintains General Consultative Status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations, and is based out of Montreal. This could mean the United Nations is interested in such studies and others.
Currently, myriad of projects are based on quantum physics and quantum mechanics. Quantum computing is expected to reach $2.5 billion US dollars by 2023. Also, recently Russian scientists announced work in quantum tomography. Last year, Russia also announced the revolutionary quantum computer prototype.
A voluminous 300-page report released last month by the RAND Corporation released titled “Turkey’s Nationalist Path-Implications For The US-Turkish Cooperation Strategy And The US Army” indicates that the Turkish government’s decision to dismiss hundreds of army officers after the failed 2016 coup in Ankara caused widespread discontent in the country’s armed forces.
The crisis surrounding the Idlib region in northern Syria has put the fragile Russia-Turkey alliance under new stress. Moscow neither wants a direct military confrontation with Ankara, nor does it want to break away from Idlib’s assessment of terrorist lairs, and certainly not from the support of the Syrian regime.
St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera FMBA of Russia is working on creating a vaccine for coronavirus. The vaccine is planned for the fall of 2020. Additionally, the clinical trials will begin in the winter months including preclinical tests on mice. It will take several more months. Thus far, the vaccine is supposed to be readily available in the Summer 2021.
Russian special forces will start training in a virtual reality setting. The new developed simulation training is specifically geared towards paratroopers. The vertical reality simulator was designed by the Man & Technologies Lab. According to the company’s website Man & Technologies lab is a full cycle engineering design bureau. The company specializes in the technology. However, interestingly there is no mention of any defense speciality.
Coronavirus has become a global scare. The World Health Organization considers coronavirus “High Risk.” The emergence of an economic storm could be inevitable. Kondratiev cycles predicted economic slowdown. Kondratiev explained the existence of large economic cycles by the fact that the duration of functioning of various created economic goods fluctuates. Similarly, they require different time and different means to create them. Large cycles can be seen as disrupting and restoring the economic equilibrium of a long period. The main reason for them lies in the mechanism of accumulation, accumulation and dispersion of capital sufficient to create new elements of infrastructure.