Russia through the hidden eye


Nov 8, 2022
Cantona has no opinion on this. All right, then, we'll remember him as one of the most exciting football players, and the thread continues to flow like a river.~~~~~~ :)


Nov 8, 2022
Government of the Russian Federation
The government has identified measures to adapt to climate change until 2025

March 12, 2023

Order No. 559-r dated March 11, 2023

The Government continues to work on adapting the country to global climate change in order to prevent their negative impact on economic sectors and people's quality of life. The decree on the approval of the national action plan for the second stage of adaptation to climate change was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The plan is designed for the period up to 2025 and contains 17 activities, which are grouped into federal, sectoral and regional blocks. They provide organizational, legal, scientific, methodological and informational support for the necessary adaptation measures.

In particular, the document implies the improvement of the insurance mechanism taking into account the risks of natural disasters, the creation and implementation of new technological solutions aimed at studying the climate, the formation of a list of the best Russian and international practices for adapting economic sectors to climate change, annual monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of existing adaptation measures.

In order to develop a climate risk management system, it is planned to compile a list of existing and prospective data obtained using spacecraft. In addition, it is planned to create a special information resource with scenarios of climate change in Russia. This resource will include climate characteristics and different climate scenarios for each region. Based on it, an assessment of possible economic damage from climate impacts will be carried out and a consolidated list of climatically vulnerable objects will be compiled.

There is a lot of work to be done in the Arctic zone of Russia. There it is planned to monitor the condition and stability of soils within settlements and production facilities and, based on its results, prepare the necessary proposals in the field of technical regulation.

The plan also provides for the development of university programs, professional retraining and advanced training programs in the field of climate risks and adaptation of economic sectors to climate change.

The National action plan for the first stage of adaptation to climate change until 2022 was approved by the Government in 2019. Within its framework, a national system of adaptation to climate change has begun to be formed, measures have been defined to protect people, economic sectors and natural objects from the negative effects of climate change, a set of indicators has been formed to achieve the goals of adaptation to climate change.

Previously developed federal sectoral and regional plans for adaptation to climate change will be updated taking into account the signed order. The action plan of the third stage of adaptation to climate change for the period up to 2028 will be prepared by the end of 2025

The best thing is that this accidentally comes in full sync with, introduced through the presidential decrees, the active implementation of artificial intelligence in every area of society, a Unified Biometric System, and the digital ruble.

let us not forget that the "Unconditional"/Universal Basic Income is also in active discussion, and, of course - personal carbon credits, for which the expert and head of the "Environmental" Department of Sberbank - Tatyana Zavyalova - diligently informed in the media that "is the future".

The national genetic program is rapidly developing, and the global pandemic agreement is eagerly expected to be signed by the Russian patriotic authorities.

How could it be more ANTI-globalist/deepstate/banksters/WEF/etc..? :eek:


Nov 8, 2022
LETI has created a microwave antenna for 5G systems
According to the developers, it surpasses foreign analogues in the breadth of the range

MOSCOW, March 16. Specialists of the St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (SPbSETU) LETI have developed a microwave antenna for 5G standard communications equipment, surpassing the available foreign analogues in terms of range and efficiency. As reported on Thursday in the press service of the program of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation "Priority 2030", within which work is underway, the antenna almost completely covers the range of the 5G standard.

"Today there are various inexpensive standard 5G antennas on the market - for example, Chinese-made. The big disadvantage of such devices is that they have limited radio frequency characteristics and operate in a certain narrow frequency band. We have developed a new type of antenna for 5G systems, for the production of which cheap manufacturing technologies and component base are used. At the same time, our device is able to work reliably in a wider band, in particular, completely overlap the allocated range of 4.8-5 GHz," said Lyubov Lyubina, Deputy head of the Department of Theoretical Foundations of Radio Engineering at SPbSETU LETI.

The antenna design adapts the principle of operation of the Fabry-Perot optical system for light conversion, which allows you to control the beam in a very narrow frequency range at a considerable distance, under the characteristics of the radio frequency range - this ensures versatility. All components of the device are made of stainless steel using laser cutting of parts, and the plastic case is created using 3D printing methods.

According to the researchers, if there is a control module, it is possible to assemble a composite antenna from several developed devices, which is characterized by high bandwidth and energy efficiency. Such antennas, unlike conventional ones, transmit and receive signals from multiple devices simultaneously.

The St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums of the FMBA (SPbNIIVS) is ready to announce the recruitment of volunteers for the third, final phase of clinical trials of the new Convasel anti-covid vaccine. The last stage of testing will begin in the spring, but now you can get vaccinated with a new drug in some FMBA medical institutions and partner clinics in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Tver. On Monday, at a seminar, the creators of the vaccine told how Convacel differs from its predecessor drugs.

Recall that all anti-covid drugs are registered according to the procedure temporarily approved by the government - according to a simplified scheme. Therefore, Convasel was registered by the Ministry of Health of Russia last year, but research (for example, on the possibility of using the vaccine in the elderly) continued all last year. And the final third stage with the participation of a large pool of patients is scheduled for spring 2023. As the developers of the vaccine emphasize, it is "completely different." It was created later than Sputnik, when it was already clear how volatile the coronavirus was. Therefore, scientists set a goal: to make a universal drug effective against mutated strains - "delta", "omicron" and so on.

"We started developing the vaccine when the pre-registration studies of the first two vaccines were already over, and initially went the other way in order to neutralize those possible changes that occur in the structure of the so-called S-protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus," Veronika Skvortsova, head of the FMBA, explained the task. To solve it, scientists took as a basis the most conservative, mutation-resistant N-protein of the coronavirus. Based on it, a recombinant vaccine was created, which, according to the plan, will not need to be finalized or updated due to the changed virus.

"The first vaccines were aimed at the surface S-protein and the formation of antibody immunity. The advantage of "Convasel" is that long-term cellular immunity is formed. Simply put, the new vaccine is universal, it protects against different strains of coronavirus, and the effect persists for a year," explained Sebastian Rabdano, head of the R&D Institute. According to him, the vaccine has shown the absence of serious side effects and is equally suitable for both primary immunization of naive (that is, non-ill and unvaccinated) patients and for revaccination.

The vaccine against the coronavirus "Convasel" can now be administered once

The vaccine against the coronavirus "Convasel", developed by the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia (FMBA), can now be administered once. This is stated in the updated instructions for the drug.

It notes that the injection is done intramuscularly in the upper part of the shoulder. At the same time, Convasel vaccination is no longer contraindicated in patients over 60 years of age.

The period for which the drug protects against coronavirus is specified: it lasts 12 months. Previously, these data were studied, and Convacel vaccination was carried out in two stages with an interval of 21 days."


Nov 8, 2022
Lobachevsky University (1916-2023)
Lobachevsky University presented innovative developments in Nizhny Novgorod REC

The conference was attended by universities and research institutes of the region Lobachevsky University presented innovative developments in the Nizhny Novgorod REC. The meeting took place in the House of National Unity. Universities and research institutes of Nizhny Novgorod also became participants, who told business representatives about research and development that can already be commercialized and make a profit. The presentation of Lobachevsky University for the audience was conducted by Lev Afraimovich, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Automation of Scientific Research at the Institute of Information Technologies, Mathematics and Mechanics of UNN. He presented the projects of intelligent decision–making systems, which are being developed by scientists of Lobachevsky University, for various fields - oil refining, microelectronics, logistics and a number of others.

Lobachevsky University constantly participates in such events organized by the Nizhny Novgorod REC. Based on the results of previous meetings, we often worked out our projects to specific business contracts and practical work with partners. This time we decided to narrow down the topic somewhat and talked only about intelligent decision-making systems. At the same time, this direction is very universal in itself. The proposals that we have formulated today may be of interest to everyone: business, industry, and government agencies. Our developments are based on artificial intelligence technologies and can be applied in almost any field of activity. We have made a bet on this this time and, I am sure, there will definitely be a response," said Mikhail Shiryaev, Vice–Rector for Innovation at UNN.
Physicists from Russia for the first time used a quantum neural network to classify images
The system recognized the images with an accuracy of 94%

MOSCOW, March 16. For the first time, Russian physicists used a chain of a small number of superconducting qubits to create a quantum neural network capable of successfully recognizing and classifying snapshots and handwritten images in 90-94% of cases. This was announced on Thursday by the press service of the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute (MIPT).

"We have found a successful quantum chain structure and learning algorithm that allows us to achieve 94% accuracy for standard classification tasks with multiple labels and 90% accuracy when recognizing handwritten decimal digits. The accuracy and stability of the algorithm is confirmed by the method of cross-checking," explained Alexey Tolstobrov, an employee of the laboratory of artificial quantum systems at MIPT (Dolgoprudny), whose words are quoted by the press service of the university.

The creation of quantum artificial intelligence is one of the main tasks for all the leading participants in the global "quantum race". By this word, scientists understand the widespread use of quantum technologies and effects to accelerate the work of neural network algorithms and physical devices that repeat some properties of biological neural networks.

Researchers from MIPT, Skoltech, NUST MISIS and the Russian Quantum Center under the leadership of Oleg Astafyev, head of the MIPT Department, for the first time used superconducting quantum bits created in Russia, the so-called qubits-transmons, as one of the key components of a neural network aimed at solving problems of classification and image recognition.

To develop it, physicists used a set of eight qubits, half of which played the role of neurons of a machine learning system combined into several layers. The unique quantum properties of transmons allowed scientists to use the same qubits when working with different layers of a neural network as part of its learning process and in practical use.

Subsequent calculations showed that the quantum neural network recognized images of healthy and tumor breast tissues, and also correctly classified various wines according to a large set of parameters with 94% accuracy. In addition, she correctly identified handwritten decimal digits in 90% of cases. This indicates the high quality of the quantum neural network, even with a small number of quantum bits used to create it, the scientists summed up."


Nov 8, 2022
About us
Russia is a Land of Opportunities, an autonomous non—profit organization was created on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 22, 2018.

The platform unites 26 contests, projects and Olympiads, each of which has its own audience and offers different ways to success. Over the 4 years of the platform's operation, 18 million people from all regions of Russia and 150 countries of the world have become participants in its projects, and more than 1,500 companies, universities, state and public organizations have become partners.

"Russia is a land of opportunities" is an open platform for communication of talented and caring people of all ages, exchange of experience between schoolchildren, students, specialized specialists, entrepreneurs, managers and volunteers.

The overall goal of the projects is to provide equal opportunities so that everyone can express themselves, realize their talent and professional potential, implement business ideas or public initiatives.

Participation in projects will help you find like-minded people and make useful acquaintances, enroll in a university or undergo a promising internship, find a dream job, advance in your career, win a grant, open your own business, find a business partner or mentor who will help you hone your skills or develop leadership qualities.

In order for the projects to develop, and more Russians could join them, and our organization was created.

We look for and promote promising public and charitable initiatives, implement projects, contests and educational programs so that each talent finds its way to disclosure.

"Russia is a land of opportunities" is both a call, a slogan and the meaning of our work. And our mission is to create the future of Russia, opening equal opportunities for everyone.

"I want to emphasize that for everyone who wants to work, prove themselves, is ready to honestly serve the Fatherland and the people, to succeed, Russia will always be a country of opportunities."
— Message of the President of Russia to the Federal Assembly 01.03.2018

Ecosophia (=Ecosophy)

"Ecosophia" is a new project of the presidential platform "Russia is a country of opportunities" aimed at developing the ecological culture of the Russian population.

This is a project for active people who are ready to become leaders in changing the culture of consumer behavior and creating useful environmental habits and skills among residents of Russia.

From the first season, personal eco-rating will begin to form: each of the participants receives points for their activity, studying, completing tasks and forming their eco-habits.

As a result of the project, the "Eco—Collection of Russia" will be formed - a community of active people who, by their example, promote an eco-friendly lifestyle and are ready to become leaders in changing the culture of consumer behavior.

The project participants will be able to tell about themselves and their eco-initiatives throughout Russia, find like-minded people and partners, get acquainted with federal and international experts in the field of lean manufacturing, responsible consumption and an eco-friendly lifestyle. A library of eco-knowledge will also be available for participants.

The competition is implemented within the framework of the federal project "Social Elevators for everyone" of the national project "Education".

Go to the project website

At the International Forum – Exhibition "Clean Country", the project "Ecosophia" will host a discussion club "Earth 2100"

On March 3 at 10:00 in the Skolkovo Technopark within the framework of the International Forum-Exhibition "Clean Country" — the most important event in support of the national project "Ecology" — the project "Ecosophy" of the presidential platform "Russia – the land of opportunities" will open a lecture hall, including a strategic session "How to involve ordinary residents in an eco-friendly image life?", the discussion club "Earth 2100: what will the world of the future be like if we live and work in an environmentally friendly way?" and the presentation of the "Ecosophia" project from Vita Saar, the head of the "Ecosophia" project. The finalists of the contest "Ecosophia" will hold their own interactive workshops on testing the level of environmental literacy, how to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle, quizzes on eco-habits.

In parallel with the work of the lecture hall, an eco–exhibition "Musorealism" will be held in the open space of the Skolkovo Technopark, developed under the leadership of the finalist of the project "Ecosophy" of the presidential platform "Russia - the Land of Opportunities" 2022-2023 season in the nomination "Ecoart", ecotreneur Ulyana Belova from the Moscow region. The main task of the exhibits is to demonstrate how much waste appears during the life of an ordinary person and suggest how you can reduce the "garbage footprint" by making your life more environmentally friendly. Thus, such a creative performance motivates the viewer to unobtrusively and creatively change their habitual behavior to a new and eco-friendly one.

An interactive puppet show based on the play by Gleb Moiseev "Change the future or the air in cups", finalist of the project "Ecosophy" of the presidential platform of the ANO "Russia – the land of opportunities", winner of the national prize of children's patriotic creativity "Patriot", graduate of the program "Literary Creativity", will take place in an open space on the stage. Dramaturgy" of the Sirius educational center, a screenwriter, writer, author of a book of fairy tales. The dolls and props of the performance are made of recycled materials. The performance is accompanied by a quiz for the audience.
The desired eco-friendly future of the Earth was discussed by the participants of the "Day of Ecosophy"

The Skolkovo Technopark hosted the International Forum-Exhibition "Clean Country" for three days – the most important event in support of the national project "Ecology". The project "Ecosophy" of the presidential platform "Russia is a land of opportunities" presented at the forum a number of events united by a common goal – to form an image of the future of the Earth and answer the main question: what will the world of the future be like if people change their way of thinking to an eco–friendly one?

The discussion club "Earth 2100: what will the world of the future be like" gathered more than 60 guests: students of various specialized faculties of the country's universities, eco-experts from Chelyabinsk and Kazakhstan. The builders of the future were divided into 6 teams on the topics: "Health and well-being", "Food security", "Biodiversity conservation", "Adaptation to climate change", "Socio-economic well-being. Economics", "Media and eco-education". For each of these topics, the teams proposed 5 priority tasks, the implementation of which will allow the people of the Earth to preserve nature, health and high quality of life for 77 years.

"The members of the club were looking for solutions at the turning point of the future, which will come if we do nothing, and the desired future that we want to see. Each team has studied its field in detail and identified the main tasks in this direction. When forming the image of the city of the future, for example, the team from the city of Smolensk came to the conclusion that it is necessary to create spaces in them not only for people, but also for wildlife. Everyone was unanimous in their opinion on the need for further development of the closed-loop economy. I would like to note that the first steps in many of the areas that the participants of the discussion club called priority today have already been taken. The implementation of national projects lays a solid foundation for a sustainable and prosperous future. I am glad that the younger generation emphasizes the need for consistent joint work of the state, business and the public to ensure the preservation of nature and human health," said Lev Shagarov, moderator of the meeting, Director of Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development of Krasnaya Polyana resort, member of the expert council of the Ecosophia project.

"The year 2100 sounds like it is so far away, but in fact it is not so at all, it is we who are laying the foundation for its construction right now. It is gratifying that there were many students at the club who will have to build this world further. Together we agreed on the idea that "eco-friendly" equals "patriotic". When you develop an eco–friendly approach in everything, it affects the economy, health, wildlife, and the whole country as a whole," commented Vita Saar, head of the "Ecosophy" project of the presidential platform "Russia is a land of opportunities".

An open lecture from the finalists of the "Ecosophy" project was held on the main stage. Irina Tarabrina presented an unusual topic "Environmental toxicology", where she analyzed the issues and her own life hacks to protect people's health from damage by harmful substances in the environment.

"Let me remind you that ecology is the science of the house, and the house is everything that surrounds us, so ecology is the science of everything. That is, ecology is not only about garbage, it's about our relationships, about our habits, even about our vacation at sea. For example, one of the important eco–friendly habits for strengthening health and an eco–friendly attitude with oneself is to leave your region for a mandatory vacation once a quarter to shake up the body and open the windows at least once during the working day and go outside for 15 minutes," advised Irina Tarabrina, finalist of the "Ecosophy" project of the presidential platform "Russia is a country of opportunities."

In her speech, Anna Krylataya shared tools on how to fight toxicity with humor, how to develop a sense of humor and use it to attract people to her project, how to use self-irony in life and generate new words and names.

Anna Chopin spoke about a fairly new phenomenon in Russia – corporate volunteering – voluntary activity carried out by business structures for the benefit of society.

In any project, it is important to be able to give and receive eco-friendly feedback, Anastasia Abramova shared this healthy element of the atmosphere of any eco-friendly relations with the forum participants.

The final discussion event of the "Day of Ecosophy" at the forum was the strategic session "How to involve the population of Russia in an eco–friendly lifestyle?" with the participation of the head of the project "Ecosophy" of the presidential platform "Russia is a land of opportunities" Vita Saar, Deputy Chairman of the Water "Volunteers of the Forest" Nikita Suvorov, editor-in-chief of Fashion Collection magazine, curator of the nomination "Ecomode" of the "Ecosophia" project by Marina Demchenko, the head of the "Laut Recycling" company Evgeny Sadovsky and the finalists of the "Ecosophia" project.

The participants of the meeting agreed that the most important thing now is to build communication with people, telling them and showing by example that living eco–friendly means living simply, economically, profitably, interesting and fashionable.

In parallel, two exhibitions of the finalists of the Ecosophia project were held in the open space of the Skolkovo Technopark: Sergey Kozhukovsky's "Awareness" and "Garbage Realism" by Ulyana Belova. More than 20 exhibits attracted the attention of the forum participants and called for reducing the "garbage trail", making their lives more environmentally friendly.

What should each person do today so that in the future Earthlings do not have to buy air in cups? The answer to this question and other environmental tips are given by young actors from the creative community "LITteen" in their interactive puppet show based on the play by the finalist of the project "Ecosophy" of the presidential platform "Russia is a land of opportunities" Gleb Moiseev "To change the future, or air in cups". The dolls and props of the performance are made of recycled materials. The performance was accompanied by an environmental quiz for the audience."
// Uhhhh-uhhhh.. credit system with personal carbon credits, CDBC rubles and biometrics?
..Or am I being too dark and not believing enough in the president's lofty, purely environmental intentions?
TopBLOG Project

TopBLOG is a project of the presidential platform "Russia is a Land of opportunities", a media accelerator for bloggers, where everyone can pump up skills in media and SMM for the successful creation and development of both a blog and a personal brand.

The TopBLOG project is for those who want to become a popular blogger, develop their personal brand and master the most modern tools with the effective support of TopBLOG experts and ambassadors.

Experts and ambassadors of the TopBLOG Project are millionaire bloggers, show business stars and leading experts in the field of medical communications, SMM and digital production.

This project is for you if you:

new to social media, you don't know where to start and you don't have your own blog yet;
smm is a specialist or blogger who needs growth and social capital in the form of a loyal audience;
do you want to build your personal brand and position yourself as an expert in social media;
an established blogger, and you want to scale your audience.
In the new third season of the TopBLOG Project, a rich educational program and a dynamic competitive part are waiting for you, where you will be able to prove yourself and declare yourself and your project to the whole world.

For completing the passing stages of the educational program, you will receive an internal currency — TopCoins, which will allow you to open special blocks from Project ambassadors, travel around Russia with like-minded people to media events, blog camps and blog tours, as well as receive prizes from Project partners.

The winners of the TopBLOG Project will receive:

a unique chance to sign an advertising contract with a Project partner;
blog and personal brand production;
the opportunity to go on a blog tour of unique places in Russia and create exclusive content;
post-support after the end of the Project.
Bloggers are opinion leaders who already manage the media space Become a part of the blogging community today — make social networks work for you!

Have time to register for the new season of the TopBLOG Project: registration is open until April 20, 2023.

Go to the project website
Experts 2023
Vladimir Kuznetsov - Russian pranker duo "Vovan and Lexus"
Alexey Stolyarov - Russian pranker duo "Vovan and Lexus"
Yulia Ablets - Deputy General Director ANO "Dialog Regions"
Ruzanna Hayrapetyan, Head of SMM Support of public projects of the Ministry of Education of the RF
Alexey Parfun - SEO Agenda media group, Vice President of ACAR, Editor-in-Chief of the Useful Parfun channel

Evgeny Voltov - Digital Producer, Master of the Faculty of Advertising and Communications MITRO.

//a few photos from the Internet of the 2023 mentor in the presidential program for candidate bloggers - Evgeny Votkov:

Director of bloggers-millionaires Evgeny Voltov under the pseudonym "SHARP" presented his first video for the song "Home".

The premiere was supported on social networks by: Dima Bilan, Anna Semenovich, Yana Churikova, Mitya Fomin, Lucy Chebotina, Alexey Zhidkovsky, Natalia Medvedeva, Yulia Koval, Katya Konasova, Masya, Alyona Vodonaeva, Karina Sazhina, Deadpool, Anna Gorodzhaya, Roma Stein, Anastasia Prichinina-Zakharova, Aiza, Margo, Natalia Banteeva, Andrey Borisov, Olga Antipova, Ekaterina Guseva, Inna Litvinenko, Maria Ost, Lera Frost, Chebanov, Max Brandt, Violetta Chikovani, Nyuta, Lena Tretyakova, Ivan Chuikov, Shaman, Evgenia Stefan, Masha Goncharuk, Nikita Musatov, Lana Sweet, Tatiana Tretyak, Karina Murashkina, Valeria Kantur, Araik, Anna Gorokhova, Masha Koltsova, Alyona Rapai, Yana Belyaeva, Vlada Yakushevskaya, Fedor Belogai, Laura Dzhugelia, Ekaterina Minkevich, Anton Korobkov-Zemlyansky, Alexander Pecheliev, Tatiana Duka, Ilya Bachurin, Alatea, Anastasia Grebenkina, Tosya Chaikina, Artem Vast, as well as regional radio stations."
Behind every artist or blogger is the work of a large team. Producers, personal assistants, stylists, makeup artists — these and other people most often remain in the shadows. Super decided to correct this annoying injustice: in our new permanent section, we will tell the stories of those thanks to whom stars become stars. Our first hero is Evgeny Voltov, a digital producer of millionaire bloggers, including Lesha [Alexey] Zhidkovsky and Nastya Ivleeva.

About participation in the "Factory of Stars"

Evgeny Voltov, Andrey Borisov, Alexey Zhidkovsky. Photo: provided by Super from the personal archive of Evgeny Voltov
"To become popular, you don't need to reinvent the wheel — just think and understand what you like. For example, you like to eat. So show me what a strong craving for food you have! After 30 videos, consider yourself a food blogger.

The main weapon of Lesha Zhidkovsky, with whom I am currently working, is self—irony. The phenomenon of Lesha is that he calls things by their proper names. He says what each of us really thinks, but is afraid to voice because of the framework imposed by society. .."

Alexey Zhidkovsky, Maria Minogarova, Evgeny Voltov. Photo: provided by Super from the personal archive of Evgeny Voltov

// :rolleyes:
Is this presidential agenda for bloggers part of Putin's notorious intransigence and struggle against immoral Western liberal values and the inculcation of LGBTQ propaganda? Preserving the healthy, lofty, Orthodox, traditional foundations of Russia?

Aren't those who want to become bloggers not only, but mostly young people, and children?

:D ..//
Digital breakthrough. Season: Artificial Intelligence

"Digital breakthrough. Season: Artificial Intelligence" is a series of hackathons, championships and educational events that will be held throughout Russia. The project was the result of combining the contests "Hackathons and lectures on artificial intelligence" and "Digital Breakthrough". The main objectives of the project are to popularize AI technologies in Russia among young professionals and students, to form an IT community with a focus on AI, to stimulate the creation of AI-based solutions, as well as the creation of AI-based solutions for business and the public sector. "

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Nov 8, 2022
Wipe the covid's nose

Clinical trials of two new nasal vaccines against COVID-19 will be held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and five other cities at once. At the same time, the nasal form of the well-known "Sputnik V" is already being used, and such vaccination continues to gain momentum - following the Kursk region and the Moscow region, intranasal vaccinations will begin this week in the Penza region.
The Ministry of Health almost simultaneously allowed clinical trials of the Korfluvek vaccine - it was developed by scientists of the Smorodintsev Influenza Research Institute, as well as the VLP-corona vaccine from the Gamalea Research Center. It is planned to attract 250 volunteers aged 18 to 60 years to test the St. Petersburg development. The new Gamaleev drug, as follows from the research protocol, will be tested with the participation of 600 people from 18 to 55 years old. The biggest difficulty, as the developers say, is to find a sufficient number of volunteers now. Test participants should not have antibodies to the coronavirus, and this is not so easy, because during the two years of the pandemic, people have been ill several times and have been vaccinated repeatedly.

"Korfluvek" is a vector vaccine, that is, its action is based on the same mechanism as that of Sputnik V. (Another similar nasal vaccine was developed by Generium.) But the second drug from the Gamalea Center is fundamentally different (or, as experts say, made "on a different platform"). The VLP-corona vaccine was made on the basis of virus-like particles - they are safe for the body, but the immune system reacts to them like a real virus and produces protective antibodies.

Scientists from many countries are currently working on the nasal form of COVID-19 vaccines, but in Russia such vaccinations began to be done before everyone else

Trials of both vaccines are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, and if everything goes well, the list of Russian nasal preparations from COVID-19 will expand to five in total.

This is important: epidemiologists have no doubt that the coronavirus will remain in the human population forever, and it will have to be protected from it, as well as from the flu, at least once a year (and until the epidemic subsides - and every six months). So, we need to look for simpler opportunities for regular vaccinations. A vaccine in the form of drops or a spray into the nose in this sense can become a popular option - compared to an injection, it has advantages.

In general, nasal vaccines have been known for a long time. For example, in our country, such a form of the drug for the prevention of influenza "Ultravak" has been produced for many years. There are nasal vaccines in the USA and Europe, and now scientists from different countries are working on such drugs to protect against COVID-19. This is understandable - it is much easier to drip or squirt into the nose than to give an injection, or even two.

In the Center of Gamalea, the nasal form was registered before anyone else - they simply expanded the possibilities of using Sputnik V, allowing it to be injected into the nose using special spray nozzles on a syringe. Gamaleevtsev's partner was an enterprise near St. Petersburg, where they quickly mastered the production of such atomizers.

In mid-August, the nozzles began to arrive in the regions - the first vaccinations were made in Kursk, then in the cities near Moscow - Lobnya, Voskresensk, Domodedovo. And this week a batch of nine thousand pairs of atomizers arrived in the Penza region, so one of these days they will start "puffing in the nose" here.

"According to the instructions for Sputnik V, the drug can be administered both intramuscularly and intranasally. Clinical studies have shown a favorable safety profile and immunogenicity of the vaccine both with intramuscular and nasal administration," said Professor Vladimir Chulanov, Chief freelance specialist in infectious Diseases of the Ministry of Health of Russia. Indeed, the results of testing the nasal form of Sputnik V on animals published in a specialized medical publication confirm that such a vaccination protects against coronavirus for six months. Moreover, the immune response is formed both at the level of the whole organism, and locally - on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, which, in fact, serve as a "gateway" for the virus to enter the body.

"The lungs are particularly vulnerable to infection with new coronavirus subvariants, including BA.4 and BA.5 of the omicron strain, therefore, the nasal form of the vaccine, which blocks the spread of the virus already at the stage of entering the body on the mucous membranes of the nasopharynx, can become a key tool for defeating the pandemic," the Gamalei Center reported.

"Intranasal administration creates a protective barrier for the entrance gate of infection (nose and oropharynx). It is here that the body primarily encounters the virus," Vladimir Chulanov explained.

Another plus of the sprayed form is that you do not need to inject. "Some are afraid of injections. And here it will be psychologically easier to carry out mass vaccination," said Alexander Butenko, head of the department of the Gamalea Center. And his colleague, chief researcher of the Gamalei Center Anatoly Altstein believes that nasal vaccination is so simple to perform that it can in principle be done even at home.

And yet, doubts are expressed in the networks (even among some doctors): could nasal administration of the drug be dangerous because of its proximity to the brain. RG asked neurologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Yan Vlasov to answer the skeptics.

Yan Vlasov, co-chairman of the All-Russian Union of Patients, neurologist:
- The proximity of the nose to the brain does not mean that everything we inhale directly enters the brain. When we inject a vaccine into the nose, it gets into the vascular system and does not get into the nervous system. Therefore, there is no effect on the brain.

The brain interacts with the vascular system through the blood-brain barrier, which does not pass large molecules, including vaccines.

The nasal vaccine is just another way to deliver the drug. The appearance of such a form makes it possible to significantly expand the possibilities of application and ease of use of vaccines, to remove the fear that many people experience before injections. The subcutaneous route of vaccine administration requires a sterile room and equipment. In the opposite case, a negative effect is possible in the form of necrosis - the death of tissue.

Nasal vaccination is so easy to perform that it can be done even at home.


Clinical trials of a new nasal vaccine from COVID-19, developed at the Gamalea Center, begin

Another nasal vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has been developed at the Gamalei Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, clinical trials of the new drug will be held at the St. Petersburg Research Center "Eco-Safety".

The new vaccine is radically different from Sputnik: the drug is developed on the basis of VLP - the so-called virus-like particles, which, when ingested, are recognized as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus and cause an appropriate reaction of the immune system.

The St. Petersburg Scientific Center has already announced the recruitment of volunteers - women and men from 18 to 55 years old who have not been ill or vaccinated against COVID-19 over the past six months can become participants in the tests. By the way, they also take foreign citizens - if they have a residence permit or a certificate of permanent place of work.

Participants will need to come to the clinic nine times: first they will be injected with a vaccine, and then they will carefully observe how the body reacts. Volunteers are promised a reward for participation - two thousand rubles for each visit to the medical center."


Nov 8, 2022
Russian Science Foundation
The purpose of the RSF is financial and organizational support for fundamental scientific research and exploratory scientific research, training of scientific personnel, development of research teams that occupy leading positions in a particular field of science.
March 14, 2023

Prediction algorithms. Supercomputers will help to see the future

Today, supercomputer technologies together with mathematical modeling have formed the basis of new concepts of production "digital models", "digital shadows", "digital twins", making it possible to create virtual analogues of physical objects. According to the working group of the Ministry of Education and Science, which analyzed the needs of federal executive authorities, state corporations and other structures of the Russian Federation, there are already more than 700 tasks that cannot be solved without supercomputer resources. Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosova owns the most powerful supercomputer complex in science and education in Russia. It is based on the Lomonosov-2 supercomputer (5.5 Pflops), the capabilities of which are used by more than 3,500 scientists from 20 departments of this university, more than a hundred institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the same number of universities of the Fatherland. The high quality of the complex has been provided for more than 30 years by a team of professionals of the MSU Research Computing Center. In 2021, a team was created at the NIVC, led by Professor of the Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics of Moscow State University, Doctor of Chemical Sciences Vitas Shvyadas. Today he is engaged in the project (supported by the Russian Science Foundation) "Development and implementation of the principles of supercomputer codesign for the development of end-to-end digital technologies and the creation of high-performance computing platforms for predictive modeling and the use of artificial intelligence: from the microcosm to living organisms and the Earth system".

– Vitas, what is codesign?
– Supercomputer systems have a huge potential for performing calculations, but it is not easy to use them. One of the problems: a large number of parallel nodes, processors, cores, functional devices. Thanks to the simultaneous operation of this set, high performance is achieved. But what happens if there is no sufficient concurrency resource when solving the problem? If the chosen programming technology or runtime support system does not provide the necessary parallelism? If the compiler cannot understand the structure of the program and the degree of parallelism of the generated code is lower than the degree of parallelism of the supercomputer? Then we will move away from peak performance indicators, reaching only a fraction of a percent of the computer's capabilities. Therefore, it is necessary to coordinate all the stages of solving the problem, to design the computational process so that their structure and properties correspond to the structure and properties of a supercomputer – this is the meaning of the concept of "supercomputer codesign".

While preparing for our meeting, I found out that the area of your scientific interests is fundamental and applied aspects of physico–chemical biology. You are a co–author of two of the country's first industrial processes of engineering enzymology: biocatalytic technologies for obtaining key compounds for the production of semi-synthetic penicillins and cephalosporins. Why did they go into supercomputing?

– Interest in using computers appeared many years ago. He was associated with the mathematical modeling of the kinetics of enzymatic reactions. It became obvious that understanding the deep nuances of the mechanism of action of enzymes, the creation of biocatalysts, the design of drugs and the prediction of their toxicity are impossible without high-performance computing. They are needed for the effective application of methods of bioinformatics, molecular modeling, theoretical chemistry, processing of large amounts of data. For the last two decades, we have been conducting research in this direction in collaboration with colleagues from the NIVC and the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University, the laboratory of Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Vladimir Voevodin. With the support of the RFBR, a groundwork was created, and a new project, which arose thanks to the RNF, allowed us to reach the solution of larger-scale tasks. The impetus for their formulation was the program for the creation of MSU scientific schools on the most pressing research problems. At the initiative of the Director of the NIVC, a proposal was prepared for an interdisciplinary scientific school on the use of supercomputer methods to solve urgent problems in various fields of science. The discussion of this proposal helped us realize that specialists applying computational methods in different fields have common problems. So, together with colleagues in computational mathematics, nuclear physics, structural linguistics, climate studies, we came to the formation of a comprehensive project, including the creation and application of new high-performance algorithms for solving problems of a natural and humanitarian nature in elementary particle physics, artificial intelligence and automatic text processing, the development of models of the Earth system, bioinformatics.

The most important stage was the development of the architecture and principles of building a high-performance platform for effective support of predictive modeling and artificial intelligence applications that require intensive computing and work with large amounts of data. We have set the goal of this project to form an evaluation system for conducting comparative analysis and determining priorities when studying the performance of supercomputer applications and systems. Cooperation in this direction is coordinated by Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Vadim Voevodin. For each type of resource, a method is being developed to quickly analyze the quality of work of individual users, projects, organizations or application packages. Estimates based on system monitoring data are calculated automatically for the entire flow of applications running on a supercomputer.

– What is the "resource type"?

– These are processors, memory subsystem, MPI network, file system (I/O network), graphics accelerators. The proposed methods are implemented and tested on the Lomonosov-2 supercomputer. In particular, to implement estimates of processor and memory usage, the DiMMon monitoring system was expanded (developed by the MSU Research Computing Center), which allowed collecting data from an expanded set of processor sensors. Methods of searching for similar patterns of behavior of supercomputer applications have been developed and tested. For example, in the field of elementary particle physics, under the guidance of Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Vladimir Smirnov, algorithms and computer programs for the exact solution of quantum field models required for calculations in this field are being improved, their adaptation is underway to work using ultra-high-performance platforms. Computational methods have been successfully applied, and the MBcreate computer program in Mathematica has been created. An important role in this belongs to the Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Alexander Smirnov.

The processes occurring in the active layer of the land and the boundary layer of the atmosphere represent the key links of the cycles of energy, water, carbon and biogenic elements in the Earth system. Their research was started under the guidance of corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Vasily Lykosov, who passed away in September 2021, these studies are successfully continued by his students, first of all Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Viktor Stepanenko, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Evgeny Mortikov.

Numerical modeling of complex physical processes occurring on land and in the boundary layer of the atmosphere requires solving both specific applied problems and improving predictive weather and climate modeling systems. A version of the active land layer model has been created with an explicit reproduction of the groundwater level, taking into account their runoff due to horizontal flow in the water-saturated part of the soil. Numerical experiments have shown the realism of the proposed solution. A vortex-resolving model of the atmospheric boundary layer has been developed, including a description of the processes of heat and moisture transfer in the soil.

An important task of the project is the use of high–performance computing in the study of living systems, in medicine and pharmaceuticals. We are creating a database of key human proteins/enzymes and a list of mutations associated with pathological conditions of the body. Bioinformatic analysis using supercomputer technologies makes it possible to carry out an automated assessment of the functional significance of structural variations in the patient's genome and apply this in personalized medicine.

When analyzing 4150 structures of human proteins/enzymes, several tens of thousands of potential binding sites of small molecules were identified. It is necessary to assess the prospects of their use as targets in the development of effector molecules. This can become the basis for the technology of computer design of drug prototypes, prediction of their possible side effects, that is, it will help to eliminate a number of long and time-consuming stages of experimental screening and significantly accelerate the process of creating selective drugs.

– A huge number of opinions are published on the Internet, the analysis of which can give an idea of the problems and issues discussed from diametric positions, to study the mood of society. The analysis of large text data in combination with traditional methods of sociology can give a more detailed picture of the processes taking place in society?

– Of course it can. An important task of the research conducted under the guidance of Natalia Lukashevich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, is the formation of a map of discussion issues with the identification of antagonistic and supportive relationships between the subjects, objects, phenomena and processes under discussion. It will help to identify pain points and conflicts in Russian society, to investigate models of predictive modeling of social stability. The novelty of the work is provided by the application of an integrated approach to the analysis of textual data, including large linguistic resources, pre-trained models and classification methods based on neural networks, methods of logical inference and analysis of coherent text.

– Internet is an interesting topic for many. Tell us more, please.

– The methods of expressing opinions on the Internet and arguments on various socio-political topics are studied: the attitude to national historical figures (Stalin, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, etc.), reaction to the policies of various countries, discussion of anti-covid measures, opinion on the birth of children (the so-called reproductive behavior). For example, at the conference on computational linguistics and intelligent technologies "Dialog-2022", together with colleagues from the Skolkovo Institute of Technology and Vyatka State University, testing of approaches to automatic extraction of user opinions in relation to anti-covid measures was organized. The methodology developed in our project has shown its viability. The main approach is based on the use of neural networks. The tasks of automatic text processing are complex, when solving them, it is not possible to establish precise rules and algorithms for extracting positions and arguments. Machine learning is useful here, when specialists mark the author's positions and arguments in a data set (training dataset). In order for the subsequent analysis to be more objective, statements in training datasets are marked up by several specialists independently of each other, and then mathematical methods of machine learning are used to analyze texts on the issue under discussion.

Technically, with automatic text processing, the language neural network model is first trained to create contextualized vector representations of words, when each word of the text is converted into a vector of fixed-length numbers, depending on the context, which requires large computational resources. Then a specialized classifier is trained on a marked data set (dataset), in which each word is converted into a pre-trained vector, taking into account the context. So, during training, some accounting, context analysis are carried out, and word vectorization allows you to process words that were not mentioned in the training sample.

The problem of existing approaches to the analysis of tonality and argumentation remains dependence on the subject area, therefore, the portability of trained models from one subject area to another is an important goal.

– Vitas, with such different tasks, an extraordinary team of colleagues is needed…

– Of course, highly qualified specialists in computational mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, bioinformatics and bioengineering, geography and philology are working on the project. This is a reflection of the general interest in interdisciplinary research. Having worked at MSU for many years, I am happy to testify that the interest of young people in the use of computing technologies is growing every year. First of all, I say this about students of the faculties of bioengineering and bioinformatics, as well as chemical. I know them better, not to mention the young people from the VMK, mathematical and physical faculties. More than half of the team of performers of our project are young people, including students and postgraduates. These are people who are passionate about science, whose activity and professional development will determine the introduction of supercomputer technologies in various fields of research and, ultimately, the competitiveness of our science. We are now in the middle of the project deadline. We were convinced that the planned research plan was realistic, and were able to obtain significant results in all areas. This is reflected in publications, presented at scientific conferences. There have been minimal changes in the composition, a workable scientific team has developed. According to scientometric indicators, we are ahead of the curve. We are grateful to the RNF for its support and understanding, especially when we met with the refusal of the co-financing organization from preliminary agreements and had to look for new partners. Thanks to the support of the Foundation, we were able to attract students, as well as three additional young candidates of sciences to scientific work, which turned out to be a very productive thing. In general, this competition (the competition of the RNF Presidential Program for world–class laboratories - Editor's note) seems to us well thought out and useful for strengthening modern trends in the use of high-performance computing for the development of scientific research, especially in the realities of recent times, when the pandemic and the supply of reagents restrained experimental work."


Nov 8, 2022

The State Duma approved the introduction of the digital ruble

A third form of national currency will appear in Russia - along with cash and non-cash, the digital ruble will also be in use. The State Duma adopted a package of bills on this topic in the first reading.

The concept of "digital ruble" will appear in the Civil Code - another form of national currency

The amendments were made by a group of deputies and senators. The concept of "digital ruble" will appear in the Civil Code. This is an additional form of the Russian national currency, which combines the properties of cash and non-cash rubles. The digital ruble can be used for payments and settlements.

Accounting of finances and responsibility for their safety in the accounts of Russians will be borne by the Central Bank. He will also issue such money, and they will be released into circulation gradually. One of the authors of the initiative, the head of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov noted that the digital ruble will be included in the total money supply along with cash and non-cash circulation in credit institutions. That is, it will become the "third form of money".

At the same time, the volume of output will determine the demand for this means of payment - that is, how actively the digital ruble will be used in business turnover, for the purchase of goods and payment for services. The parameters of turnover and emissions are expected to be determined by April 1.

The package of bills also proposes rules for concluding and terminating a digital account agreement, performing transactions on it, and writing off a new type of rubles.

The possibility of heirs to receive funds from a digital account is being established. The procedure for bequeathing digital rubles will be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation in coordination with the Central Bank.

LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky explained in simple words how the new money will work. "A wallet with digital rubles will resemble a familiar bank card, but it will not be linked to any bank account," the deputy noted. - It will work without an internet connection. Digital rubles are essentially recorded on chip cards and debited by a special reader when paying at a store or any other outlet."

The digital ruble will be issued in the form of a digital code, and it will be stored in an electronic wallet in the Bank of Russia

According to Slutsky, among the "advantages" of the innovation are savings on printing banknotes, minting coins and combating corruption.

It is also important that the introduction of the digital ruble is the first step towards the sovereignization of payments for export-import operations, said Valery Hartung, chairman of the State Duma Committee for the Protection of Competition, deputy head of the Fair Russia - For Truth faction. "To date, we have already freed our calculations in foreign trade by almost 50% from the dollar and the euro," he said. "The introduction of the digital ruble will make it possible to further reduce dependence on the currency of unfriendly countries."

Nikita Chaplin, a member of the Budget and Taxes Committee, explained in a comment to RG that the digital ruble is protected from fraud. According to him, it will be impossible to cash out and withdraw money from a digital wallet: the circulation of the digital ruble will be only for non-cash payments. "It is very convenient to pay taxes, utilities, transfers to each other," he continued. - The digital ruble itself will be issued in the form of a digital code, and it will be stored in an electronic wallet in the Bank of Russia."

A huge advantage is that access to the wallet will be maintained even without an Internet connection, Chaplin continued. This is relevant, since Russian users have restricted access to pay-pass (contactless payments). "A big plus is that all payments will be made at a single tariff. Banks will not be able to cash in on huge fees for transfers," the parliamentarian concluded.

One of the authors of the proposed bill, State Duma deputy Sergei Altukhov explained to RG that it is the Central Bank that will be the operator in order to control and prevent risks to the stability of the national currency. "Digital monetary assets will make it possible to create a new settlement system," he said. "Western financial instruments are now virtually inaccessible to our citizens and organizations." So it is necessary to establish clear and understandable rules, create a solid legislative basis for the functioning of the domestic digital ruble platform.

Revision is planned for the second reading. As explained by the head of the committee on state construction and legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov, deputies are going to eliminate duplication of norms.

Expert: The Russian authorities can deploy a wide expansion of the digital ruble

The expansion of the digital ruble will be rapid if the state acts in relation to the electronic currency, as in its time with the Mir cards: then the authorities were obliged to transfer all budget payments there. And at present, it may require making some mandatory payments - for example, taxes, only in digital rubles, according to Maxim Osadchy, head of the analytical department of the BKF Bank.

"The state has a powerful tool in its hands to promote the digital ruble to the Russian financial market. And it has already used this tool in the case of the Mir card: state employees were given these cards without fail, and budget funds were credited to these cards. In addition, it is also possible to require certain mandatory payments (for example, taxes) to be made only in digital rubles. If they do the same with digital wallets, then the expansion of the digital ruble will be as rapid as the expansion of the Mir card," the expert said.

A third form of national currency will appear in Russia - along with cash and non-cash, the digital ruble will also be in use. The State Duma adopted a package of bills on this topic in the first reading.

The amendments were made by a group of deputies and senators. The concept of "digital ruble" will appear in the Civil Code. This is an additional form of the Russian national currency, which combines the properties of cash and non-cash rubles. The digital ruble can be used for payments and settlements.

"What can make an ordinary Russian use digital rubles instead of the usual non-cash rubles? Security? But the deposits of the population in banks are insured within 1.4 million rubles. It's too early to talk about the greater security of digital wallets compared to bank cards," Osadchy added.

Interest on balances in digital rubles will not be accrued, whereas banks charge interest not only on deposits, but often also on current account balances. In addition, banks attract customers with bonuses and cashback - and all for the sake of the remaining customer funds, which banks will lose in the event of a transition to digital currencies.

"Can low commissions on settlements in the digital ruble change the preferences of Russians? But banks often cancel these commissions in order to attract client funds," the analyst said.

According to the bill, the Central Bank will be responsible for accounting for finances and their safety in the accounts of Russians. He will also issue such money, and they will be released into circulation gradually. One of the authors of the initiative, the head of the State Duma Committee on the Financial Market Anatoly Aksakov noted that the digital ruble will be included in the total money supply along with cash and non-cash circulation in credit institutions. That is, it will become the "third form of money".

At the same time, the volume of output will determine the demand for this means of payment - that is, how actively the digital ruble will be used in business turnover, for the purchase of goods and payment for services. The parameters of turnover and emissions are expected to be determined by April 1."


Nov 8, 2022


State Duma deputy Tatyana Butskaya said that a very strange initiative, which is positioned as an "alternative to abortion" - legalizing the possibility of prenatal adoption, is now in full swing in parliament. That is, the search for foster parents for a child at the stage when he is still in the womb of the biological mother. So that she could bear this child and give it away soon after giving birth.

"Prenatal adoption is when a woman becomes pregnant, but she understands for some reason that she will not be able to live with the child, for financial reasons, for example. She comes to a women's consultation in order to have an abortion, and instead she is offered to carry out, give birth and transfer to another family.

There is a high probability that a woman, when she informs, will not give up the child, because it is her child, but even if she refuses, there is a family that will adopt the child. And we, as a state, do not lose this child (!?). However, we still have a lot of questions here: what to do with those who stood in line for this child, for money or without money, how, on what terms, what legislative framework, what contracts they conclude
," Butskaya said.

Secretary of the Hippocratic Medical Forum Inna Yambulatova noted that with this approach, the risk of corruption collusion and child trafficking is very high.

"Therefore, if such a law is considered, then we need to see what mechanism the legislators will propose. It is necessary to provide for satellite laws - to toughen the punishment for child trafficking. The state should be a guarantee that this child will not get to the organs, will not be exported, will not get into a family where there will be labor or sexual exploitation. If all this is provided for, then such a bill is necessary," Yambulatova believes.

The SLA also believes that the draft law on the adoption of a child in the womb of his own mother is not permissible to accept in any form and format, it cannot even be considered. Thank God, in our country it was not possible to push the idea of "garbage" boxes for children at the federal level, where mothers could bring them to get rid of them, and their further fate remained unknown. We have also recently adopted a ban on surrogacy for foreigners. And it's wonderful, really, why only for foreigners? Now it is offered to the native mother on the basis of the concluded contract (for money – most likely!) to carry your child for other people. And, probably, not necessarily for a pair of M + Zh. At the annual fairs for perverts in Western countries, catalogs from "queens for rent" are just being shown, where women agree to get pregnant for money and carry a child "to order", according to the specified parameters.

Naturally, none of the factors listed by Inna Yambulatova in terms of child trafficking, if such a time bomb is adopted, it will be impossible to exclude. Moreover, this is simply the highest form of moral mockery of the child's mother, who may conclude some kind of contract at an early date, and then want to keep the child for herself. We are simply silent that such an algorithm works for the complete rupture of family ties and the destruction of traditional, blood families (in surrogate contracts, in 99% of cases, the one who carried the child refuses any attempts to find / establish contact with him). And it opens the gates for foreign adoption "to order" - you can imagine what kind of struggle will begin for a woman to take out and give her own child.

It turns out a kind of surrogate in Cuba – and this Butskaya seriously calls an alternative to a complete ban on abortions. However, she also spoke about the need to ban infanticide in private clinics. Then it is logical to come to their conclusion from the compulsory medical insurance (pregnancy is not a disease that needs to be treated at the expense of the state / contributions of citizens) – these will be really the right steps.

We consider the initiative on prenatal adoption to be grossly contrary to traditional Russian spiritual and moral values, and therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE to consider it in the State Duma/legalize it.

The key message of the deputy Butskaya, who presented her, is shocking, to put it mildly: "And we, as a state, do not lose this child (!?)"

Hello, Deputy Butskaya! A woman gives birth to a child not to the state, but to herself/to her man, for the continuation of her kind – first of all. And the interests of people in power, as we have noted for a long time, are often not aimed at the well-being of the mother, father, their child and the prosperity of their kind.

It is no coincidence that during the consideration of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in 2020, the parent, pro–family community and 190 public organizations (!) rose up against the wording "Children are the property of the state." And the initiators were forced to change it to a compromise (far from perfect!) – "Children are the most important priority of the state policy of Russia."

The state must protect children, first of all, by protecting their own family! And on this initiative, the native family is being destroyed at the root.

After Butskaya's quote "we are like a state" in the context of children, it becomes clear in what logic the lobbyists of the prenatal motherhood initiative work. Clearly in juvenile, unhealthy, sorry, logic."


Nov 8, 2022
AI in medicine is waiting for access to data

Deputy Minister of Health Pavel Pugachev during the press conference "Artificial Intelligence in healthcare" said that the agency, together with the ANO "Digital Economy", is preparing a regulatory act on access to depersonalized medical information. Experts believe that experiments and tests are needed to provide data.


Pavel Pugacheva said that together with colleagues from the ANO "Digital Economy", the Ministry of Health is trying to determine how to properly provide developers with access to depersonalized medical data. "On the one hand, it should be a certain responsibility for the quality of data. On the other hand, since data in the case of artificial intelligence is a new oil, we want to support Russian companies so that there is personalization of this support in the form of obtaining access for Russian developers to an appropriate state source," he said.

Sergey Plugotarenko, CEO of ANO Digital Economy, noted that in order for AI technologies to develop in the healthcare sector, regulatory barriers must be removed and access to the necessary data provided. "Healthcare is a sensitive area in terms of data, so experiments are needed. In order for the technology to be put into widespread use, it must initially be tested. The state has all the mechanisms for this. The business that prepares these solutions is able to reach the state with proposals, and we are the guide," he explained.

The level of penetration of artificial intelligence (AI) in Russian medicine, according to the study of the ANO "Digital Economy", remains below the national average. Among the reasons for the lag, analysts note a shortage of personnel, distrust of technology on the part of users, poor technical equipment of medical institutions, lack of high-quality data.

Alexey Sidoryuk, Director of the Digital Transformation of Industries direction of the ANO Digital Economy, recalled that in 2022 the Ministry of Health launched an AI platform for exchanging depersonalized data with developers. "The same mechanism operates as part of the experiment of the Moscow Department of Health and the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine. Such platforms have already been created and are functioning, but the issues of depersonalization of data and the mechanism for providing access to data are in the process of being resolved at the federal level," he said.

The Ministry of Health launched an artificial intelligence platform in healthcare in November last year. The main objective of the platform is to create a digital environment for interaction between developers of AI-based solutions and the medical community.

Pavel Pugachev added that, in addition to depersonalized data, access to personalized data is needed to train AI to solve a specific task in medicine. "On the one hand, everyone is talking about access to depersonalized data, and on the other hand, in order to form a high-quality dataset that will solve a specific clinical task - either to make a confirmed diagnosis, or to mark a defect on a snapshot or to detect a disease - it is important to initially train AI on personalized data in order to verify not only by the picture, but also by other information that is in the patient's medical record," he explained.

According to him, for two years, together with the national research medical centers of the country, the Ministry of Health has been forming datasets on the platform based on the data collected from the country's leading medical organizations. "Developers on this platform can get access to them," he added.

Recall that an experiment on the use of computer vision technologies for the analysis of medical images started in Moscow in 2020.

According to Pavel Pugachev, the experiment on the introduction of AI technologies in the capital's healthcare provided access to medical data and funding for AI developments, allowed working out a methodology for cooperation with AI developers.

Igor Shulkin, Deputy Director for Long-term Development of the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine of the Moscow Department of Health, noted that three years ago there was no official market for artificial intelligence services in radiation diagnostics.

"A full cycle is presented: from the creation of an AI service to its design as a medical device. The implementation of the experiment on the introduction of computer vision in medicine allowed to create a market for AI radiology services. IT specialists develop products that are in demand in practical medicine. Neural networks are tested, tested, trained and work as part of an experiment. At the same time, there is an increase in the quality of IT products and assistance is provided to Moscow doctors," he said.

Igor Shulkin also said that based on the scientific results of the experiment, 10 national standards in the field of AI application in healthcare have been developed and entered into force.

"The development and implementation of AI practices is a new and important work that can help achieve digital sovereignty. It's no secret that many countries are working on AI, using it in healthcare, but on such a scale and in such a number of directions as in Moscow, AI in healthcare is not used anywhere in the world today. Moscow can rightfully be called number one. Since 2023, Moscow has been the first in the country to introduce a special tariff within the framework of compulsory medical insurance for the analysis of the results of preventive mammographic studies using AI systems," he added. According to him, together with the Ministry of Health and other market participants, the Diagnostic Center is working to further simplify the procedures for introducing AI into medicine.


Jan 10, 2019
// Uhhhh-uhhhh.. credit system with personal carbon credits, CDBC rubles and biometrics?
..Or am I being too dark and not believing enough in the president's lofty, purely environmental intentions?
In this case yes you are. :D

The "climate change" talk I agree is concerning. But as Matt Ehret (American University in Moscow) has said, let's see what actual steps are taken by Russia beyond what is at this point simply flowery language. There's a reality to how nations must feel pressured to appear as responsible or intelligent as the West, making climate pledges or creating a "vaccine" for those who are scared. But again let's see if their leadership implements "15 minute cities" like in Scotland or commits economic suicide like Germany in the name of climate change.

Now this ecosophia I can get with. Ignoring the alarmist climate peddlers we should still nurture a love for the planet, considering that there is great waste and pollution in how our economies have developed. There's thousands of issues that could be improved upon for the environment: national production as opposed to trans-national profits, sustainable farming techniques, eliminating planned obsolescence, lowering the military footprint (biggest polluters in the world), etc. I consider myself an environmentalist which is the opposite of the climate change cultists who are nothing but fraudulent, fear-mongering technocrats. We have to care about the Earth- which really starts with opposing finance, militarism, and bio/geo-engineering.

So in this example I interpret the program as a positive. You'd have to agree they didn't try to integrate social credit or climate change in the narrative.

I need to go through your thread thoroughly but you make a solid case that technocracy, scientific control (some would call it Cybernetics) is threatening us all, from East to West. But I must say I'm more sympathetic toward very strong countries like Russia and China. Most of us are aware how criminal the US and Britain's military/corporate powers have been. They've hurt far more people than Russia or China. And here in the US you wouldn't believe the violent rhetoric toward the East that we're indoctrinated with. Not to place Putin or Russia on a pedestal but I'm still hopeful they can create a better way than the MIC and billionaire control-freaks here want to herd us.

Thanks for considering my view. I hope to learn more with an open mind to the truth.


Nov 8, 2022
What a humiliation. For me, that I will do even this short thing that I will do (because in general I do not have the strength for a long answer at the moment, and even more so in view of what I am responding to).
It's quite appropriate I hate myself while I do it.
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Mar 7, 2023
"Nearby" is a media group "Etalon" about what a cool city is in the XXI century, how to live in it and how to make it better. We explain how the space around us is changing and what to do if you want to change it for the better yourself.

"Nearby" is a clear—written guide to advanced urban ideas. We are for those who are looking for a home, the purchase of which will not have to regret.

Our heroes are people who change the environment around them. Using their examples, we explain what needs to be done to start living better in your area right now.
A detailed guide to the concept of a 15-minute city

We have long come to terms with the fact that you have to pay for living in a big city with time spent on endless trips and health, which is badly affected by air quality. But what if there is another way? The idea of a 15-minute city, where everything is nearby and there is no need for transport, occupies the minds of city planners and officials all over the world. We figured out what its essence is and whether this is possible in Moscow.
It is not easy to turn Russian cities into 15-minute ones: many of them were built or grew significantly during the years of universal motorization, unlike, for example, the centers of European cities with their quiet streets.

However, Yuliy Borisov, head of the UNK group of companies, in an interview with RIA Novosti, cites Moscow as an example, which is divided into 15-minute clusters.
These are the districts of the Moscow City business district, the Patriarch's Ponds restaurant, the sports cluster with the center in Luzhniki: they are provided with jobs, housing, catering establishments, and shops. However, he admits that there are no such clusters outside the third and fourth transport rings.

New hotbeds of activity are emerging around old factories converted into business centers and art spaces. So, when a business center opened in Moscow in the building of the old Danilovskaya manufactory, cafes and bars appeared around it, which local residents can use without going to the center. There are other projects: the Moscow "Winery", Artplay, the house of culture "Dawn" or the St. Petersburg "Sevkabel".

But one factory rebuilt as a cultural center is not enough to create a new center of attraction around itself. The surrounding urban environment should also meet the principles of a 15-minute city. This approach allows you to create a living environment that motivates residents to spend as much free time as possible in their area.

An example is the redevelopment of the territory of the former ZIL automobile plant in Moscow, where the Shagal residential quarter is being built today.
In terms of comfort, wealth of infrastructure and quality of architecture, the quarter will compete with the central districts of Moscow: modern residential quarters, a park area and the embankment of Marc Chagall will become Danilovsky "Hamovniki" for both local residents and residents of neighboring districts. New pedestrian embankments will pass through the territory of the district.

There will also be new pedestrian and automobile-pedestrian bridges, berths for water transport. The principle of 15-minute pedestrian accessibility of the main commercial, business and public spaces from anywhere in the district in practice means that half of all movements within the district will be carried out on foot or by non-motorized transport. Thanks to this approach, people will be able to live, work and relax in one place, which makes the Shagal quarter a new point of attraction for both citizens and businesses.


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"Sirius. The Magazine is the official publication of the Sirius Federal Territory. This is a popular science portal about education, technology, sports, and art. We write about people and ideas that change reality and create the future here and now.

We help to understand scientific and technological innovations and trends, find new directions for self-development and education. In simple and understandable language, we talk about inventions, breakthrough concepts and developments both in Russia and around the world.

Our heroes and authors are world—renowned scientists, employees, students, residents, partners and experts of the Sirius Federal Territory.

"Sirius. The magazine" writes about the future of the country, which is backed by outstanding people: scientists, teachers, researchers, talented specialists from different fields, students and their parents.

"Sirius" appeared in 2015 on the basis of the Olympic Park. The idea to use the legacy of the 2014 Games for the benefit of youth, science, art and sports belongs to Vladimir Putin personally. The President of Russia has headed the Board of Trustees of an entire scientific, cultural and sports cluster, which Sirius has become over the years, and is closely monitoring its success. What the head of state has been talking about all these years, and his words did not diverge from the case, — "Sirius.The magazine" collected iconic quotes of the head of state. ...

How do new ideas in urban studies help a person to rediscover himself, and what does a quarter of an hour have to do with it?

Why do we need new concepts for the construction of cities?

From settlements for several families to agglomerations for tens of millions of inhabitants — with the growth of the Earth's population, the systems of building cities have undergone noticeable changes over the past centuries. Humanity as a species at the same time, even just from the point of view of biology, continues to experience the same needs as thousands of years ago: intelligent people need to breathe, eat, sleep, be able to be safe.

At the same time, a modern city significantly distorts the sense of time, requires a person to adapt to the not always logical organization of space and large distances and translates a feeling of "inhuman magnitude".

So it turns out that with the development of megacities, many people no longer have to sleep in their own bed, but, for example, in trains, subways and buses, getting from sleeping areas on the outskirts to the city center — to work or to meet friends at the cinema. It is the attempts to shorten the road to the right point, first of all, that contribute to the emergence of new concepts in urbanism.

Among other reasons — the desire to improve the relationship in the urban community, to increase the availability of significant institutions.

"All the "fashionable" concepts now revolve around saving citizens' time, improving their user experience, improving the security and efficiency of communications," explains Gleb Nikitin, Deputy director of the Center for Urbanism and Environmental Design at Sirius University of Science and Technology.

The concept of a 15-minute city deatomizes a locality into equivalent self-sufficient areas. According to this system, the general plans of old megacities are adapted and new cities are being built.

How can I describe the concept of a 15-minute city?
Let's look at it with an example from life. Think about the city or village in which you live and answer yourself a few questions.

How long does it take you to walk to the nearest grocery store?

Where is the office or school, where do you or your family members go? Are they close enough to get there without a car?

What about a park or playground? A dentist? A hairdresser? Kindergarten? In general, any places that you visit regularly?

The "15-minute city" assumes that all key amenities (workplace, public services, shops, places for recreation and entertainment) can be reached in 15 minutes on foot or by bike, without the need to involve vehicles.

This concept was developed to improve the quality of everyday life. At the same time, it cannot be said that the goal of the idea is to turn megacities into small closed villages. Urban life is bright and dynamic, it is the cities that set the dynamics of the economy and innovative changes. It would be more correct to formulate that the "15-minute city" focuses on decentralization.

Who is the author of this theory?
The concept of the "15-minute city" was developed by Professor of the Sorbonne Carlos Moreno. He was born in 1959 in Colombia, but has been living in Paris since he was 20. In 2010, he became a knight of the Legion of Honor, the highest state award in France.

Moreno's idea was formulated in 2016.
But she became widely known thanks to the support of the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, four years later.

Carlos Moreno noted that he was inspired by the ideas of the American-Canadian activist Jane Jacobs, author of the book "Death and Life of Big American Cities".
For his concept, Moreno received the international architectural award Obel Award at the end of 2021.

What principles underlie the concept?
The theoretical approach and practical ideas of the concept can be distinguished.

From the point of view of theory, the "15-minute city" is based on four concepts. This is how the author himself formulates them in a TED lecture.
Ecology (Ecology). Streets with landscaping, accessibility to parks, rational use of resources are contrasted with noisy, dirty, non-ecological avenues so common in cities.
Proximity (Proximity). The desire to reduce the distance between the house and other points of attraction for residents.
Solidarity (Community). Reducing distances and saving time helps to establish connections between people living nearby, form a full-fledged community from just neighbors.
Participation. With the active involvement of citizens, the area is transformed faster and better into a place for a comfortable life.
The three main ideas of the concept can be formulated as follows.

The rhythm and development plan of the city should follow the needs of people, not cars.
Every square meter of real estate should be used for more than one purpose. For example, in the evenings, adult interest centers can be organized in the school building.
City districts should provide an opportunity to live and work without the need for long-distance travel.

Where is the concept applied in practice?
As we have already mentioned, Paris has adopted the idea of a "15-minute city" as a direction for strategic development. It was Moreno's concept that became Hidalgo's main campaign for re-election to a second term.

Similar initiatives are being implemented in Melbourne.
There, the experiment is conducted in the format of a "20-minute city". Copenhagen also promotes the idea of accessibility of all significant places with an emphasis on cycling.

Interest in the idea was fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to be at home and in the vicinity of your neighborhood instead of a daily commute for many hours (English commute — commute to work and back) "requires" returning the streets to residents, and not continuing to support the primacy of cars.

In the report of the world's largest conference on urban issues, Word Urban Forum (World Cities Report 2022: Envisaging the Future of Cities), the concept of a "15-minute city" is named among the key development directions and fundamental conclusions. Can the "15-minute city" be suitable for Russia? Gleb Nikitin thinks so. Of course, there are features of natural areas: for example, in Yakutsk or Naryan-Mare, the weather is not very conducive to cycling. But for many other regions of the country, the idea is quite feasible.

What to read on the topic?
Jane Jacobs "The Death and Life of Big American Cities"
Ian Gale "Cities for People"

Charles Montgomery "Happy City. How urban planning is changing our lives"

Christopher Alexander "Template Language. Cities. Building. Construction"


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The concept of a 15-minute city as the basis of a sustainable model of megalopolis development in the conditions of modern risks

Olga V. Notman, Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Sociology, Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin

The article was prepared with the support of the Council for Grants of the President of the Russian Federation for state support of leading scientific schools of the Russian Federation (NSH-2722.2020.6).

Publication Date: 01-11-2021

Abstract: The goal of this research lies in discussing the key provisions of Carlos Moreno’s concept of 15-minute city in the context of issues caused COVID-19 pandemic. Besides the original texts by C. Moreno, the article employs the following data: 1) publications in the international scientometric databases (Scopus, WoS2) dedicated to positive effects of implementation of the concept of 15-minute city and its analogues; 2) documents of international organizations (C40 Cities, OECD, UN-Habitat3 that recommend the key vectors of sustainable urban development policy to the national governments; 3) strategies of global megacities that embarked upon practical implementation of the concept of 15-minute city. The concept at hand is based on the idea of spatial-temporal hyper-proximity of all essential functions and services of the city. The concentrated infrastructure (place of residence, work, retail, education, health, and leisure) within micro-scale spatial structures contributes to the formation of more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable cities. The global COVID-19 pandemic, which demonstrated the urgent need for “upgrading” the local living conditions, stimulated the adoption of this concept on the level of international organizations and progressive foreign megacities, as well as interest of the Russian Federation in its implementation. The conducted analysis leads to the conclusion that the model of 15-minute city, which allows effectively counteracting the new risks (including the unexpected circumstances), can be adapted to spatial peculiarities of the particular cities and needs of the residents. This article is an invitation to a scientific discussion on the prospects of transformation of the Russian megacities into a network of 15-minute cities, as well as the search for methodological solutions in the research dedicated to differentiation of the quality of urban environment in the micro-spatial dimension.

Keywords: urban development models, sustainable urban development, 15-minute city concept, Carlos Moreno, urban environment, accessibility of urban functions, quality of life, COVID-19 pandemic, Russian metropolis, spatial inequalities

Modern models of urban development are the result of a long evolution of the views of theoretical scientists and practitioners, formed as a response to emerging environmental, technological, economic, social challenges of a particular historical stage of society development. World experience demonstrates a wide range of possible models for the development of super–large urban systems - megacities. A number of these models are embodied not only in theoretical conceptualizations, but also in real implementation practice. The diversity of existing models of urban development in theory and implemented in practice does not mean their fundamental antagonism – the impossibility of coexistence with each other. In the current urban discourse, the trend of transition from an alternative opposition of urban development options to an integrated synthesis of strategic guidelines (priorities), simultaneously emphasized in several models, is becoming clearer. Such integrated models are formed within the framework of the global paradigm of urban sustainability, which in the last decade has been supplemented by a new understanding – resilience (literally meaning "resilience", "resilience" – the ability of cities to withstand crises of any kind, mitigate their consequences and adapt to changing conditions). In the context of understanding the issues of conservation/rational use of resources, reducing the negative impact of urban activities on the environment, improving the quality of life of the population, a high degree of influence among scientists is being formed and acquired, as well as the relevance/applicability in the practice of implementing programs for the development of progressive megacities of the "compact city", "eco-city", "carbon-neutral city", "city without cars", "transit-oriented development", "liveable city", "city for people", etc. These models are recognized at the level of international organizations that develop and recommend to national governments the main directions of state policy in the field of sustainable urban development. Updating the agenda of the global Strategy for Sustainable Development for the period up to 2030 (adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015) and the corresponding new 20-year urban development program (adopted by the HABITAT III Summit in 2016) testify to the continued relevance of the guidelines for sustainable urban development in the XXI century. At the same time, the new system of goals (SDGs), which replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000, while maintaining a time interval of 15 years, has more than doubled. The New Urban Agenda (HABITAT III), focused on "ensuring the openness, security, resilience and environmental sustainability of cities" (SDG 11) includes issues such as: curbing the process of urban sprawl and concentrating efforts on the renewal, rehabilitation and reconstruction of urban areas with the active participation of all stakeholders and residents; avoidance of peripheral and mass development detached from key urban infrastructure facilities; prevention of territorial and socio-economic segregation; ensuring compactness and polycentrism due to proper density of urban land use, interconnectedness and multi-purpose (mixed) use of urban space for social and economic purposes]. A certain quintessence of the above-mentioned guidelines for sustainable urban development in the microspace context is the concept of a 15-minute city by Carlos Moreno, which adds a time indicator of the quality of life/urban environment. This article is devoted to the consideration of the main provisions of this concept in the context of the latest challenges of our time, as well as the possibilities of its implementation in Russian megacities.
Prospects for the implementation of the 15-minute city model in Russian megacities
If many European cities (for the most part initially compact, designed by classic blocks with a fine grid of streets before the era of the automobile boom) quite quickly and naturally for their morphology perceived the "pedestrian" model and began to implement it in practice, then the prospects for the implementation of the 15-minute model for the vast majority of Russian megacities, they are not so obvious. The problems of transformation of Russian megacities into a mosaic of 15-minute cities (more precisely, an interconnected network of 15–minute cities) are associated with a high level of unevenness in the distribution of infrastructure and services between central (and close to the center areas) and residential residential neighborhoods, which are significantly poorer in terms of functional saturation than the first. As Vendina I. O., Panin A. N., Tikunov V. aptly note. The showcase image of the city "for business" with its hotels, representative offices of global companies sharply contrasts with the monotonous sleeping areas in which the Soviet arrangement is "living out" its century and some of which find themselves in the status of depressed, "weaned" from the "sparkling" facades of the new urban space [25, p. 3-4]. Although the Soviet building regulations, according to which residential neighborhoods were designed (most Russian cities are built up with them), included the regulation of the maximum distance (from 300 to 1000 meters) from residential buildings to the nearest kindergarten, school, polyclinic, pharmacy, grocery store, yet these standards do not fully meet the modern understanding of the quality of the urban environment in the microspace dimension. The main difference between modern ideas about the quality of the urban environment is the increase in the variety of urban functions available within walking distance, including leisure and work (places of leisure and employment). The second important difference is that the service infrastructure in the microdistricts of Soviet development was created directive. It was tied to normative ideological ideas about what a person needs for a "full-fledged" life, but not to the real needs of the inhabitants, which were simply not studied. With the dominant role of a large city as a concentration of industrial production, the need for service functions was determined by the tasks of labor reproduction in accordance with the very meager standards of the primary service infrastructure, which was often created "asynchronously" – with a significant delay regarding the commissioning of residential multi-storey buildings. In a market economy, the emergence of services is regulated not by the state, but by demand, which is formed due to the density of pedestrian flows, which, in turn, is the main prerequisite for the "consolidation" of service facilities in residential areas and their subsequent economic payback. The actualization of the strategic plans of many Russian megacities, which has been taking place in recent years, indicates that the target priorities in the field of their integrated development are formulated in accordance with the principles of progressive urbanism. However, these principles are often declarative in nature. Individual projects of advanced redevelopment of areas within megacities (with different types of buildings and housing formats, the creation of a flexible multifunctional space that attracts a variety of socio-demographic and professional groups) are rather striking exceptions (especially visible against the contrasting background of other areas) than widespread practice. Whereas the ongoing processes of urban sprawl (in the form of faceless multi-storey neighborhoods), combined with unresolved transport problems, lead to isolation of peripheral areas, whose residents are "disconnected" from the social infrastructure and the benefits of urban life. The formation of new spatial inequalities associated with restrictions in access to urban goods and infrastructure, increasing differentiation of the quality and saturation of the urban environment, transport deprivation of a number of areas, is today one of the significant problems, the solution of which requires the development of comprehensive programs for the reorganization of urban space and the formation of a saturated, well-maintained environment at the level of microlocal territories. A reflection of the urgent need to approve long–term strategic perspective approaches to the development of Russian cities (as opposed to the purely utilitarian approach of the short-term perspective - the commissioning of square meters of housing, rather than the formation of a quality environment), is developed by the Ministry of Construction of Russia together with DOM.The Russian Federation and Strelka Design Bureau "Standard for integrated development of Territories", which is a methodological guide for the development of built-up territories and the development of new ones (2019). This standard is based on target criteria for the quality of the urban environment consistent with the basic principles of a 15-minute city: compact and dense buildings that take into account the human scale; functional diversity in areas combining residential, office and service functions, developed street retail; accessible public spaces and pedestrian zones; a variety of routes and a balance of types of movement and others . The ultimate goal of the New Standard is the introduction into practice of the transformation of Russian cities of integrated solutions aimed at improving the quality of the urban environment that meets modern social and economic conditions, the interests of residents, businesses and city authorities. The emerging trend of increasing interest in the 15-minute city model on the part of urban planners actualizes not only the issues of fundamental reconstruction of cities or new construction in them, but also, to no lesser extent, the issues of improving existing conditions and infrastructure in accordance with the current and future needs of residents.

The concept of a 15-minute city is an integrated synthesis of ideas of compact, polycentric, human-oriented, inclusive, environmentally, economically and socially sustainable urban development in a microspace perspective. The implementation of the hyperblizness model of all the necessary urban functions for life and the corresponding "soft" mobility hyperblizness accumulates a complex of positive effects – such as: reducing dependence on cars (conservation of environmental resources), saving time and financial costs for transit (redistribution of time and costs for other activities), growth of local businesses by increasing pedestrian spaces (economic effect), improving local quality of life (diversity in all its manifestations at the level of inner-city areas), the "reunification" of residents with their local areas and the formation of a local identity (strengthening the social "fabric" of urban life).

The model of a 15-minute city that best meets the latest risks of modernity (unexpected "shock" impacts) has high adaptability resources to the spatial characteristics of specific cities and the needs of their residents. The adoption of the 15-minute city model at the level of international organizations and global cities, actualized by the global COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, stimulates interest in it in Russia as well.

The practical implementation of this model in Russian megacities highlights the need to develop a comprehensive methodology for studying the quality of the urban environment in a microspace context (using both traditional statistical and sociological methods and new information technologies for collecting, analyzing and presenting big data). This article is an invitation to a scientific discussion regarding the search for methodological solutions to study the differentiation of the quality of the urban environment and the possibilities of turning Russian megacities into a network of 15-minute cities. "


Nov 8, 2022
The study showed the growth drivers of the Russian DNA sequencing market

The development will be facilitated by the preservation of budget funding for neonatal screenings and genetic diagnostics

MOSCOW, March 22.
Funding for neonatal screenings and genetic diagnostics will contribute to the growth of the Russian DNA sequencing market, according to an analytical review by the Roscongress Foundation, which is available to TASS. So far, the share of the Russian Federation in the global sequencing market is 1%.

"The global market of personalized medical services reaches 2.7 trillion dollars. Russia's share of them is about 1%. <...> In Russia there is a serial production of equipment for reading DNA of the first generation and industrial production of reagents. Mass production of second-generation sequencers is planned for 2024. Maintaining budget funding for neonatal screenings and genetic diagnostics will contribute to the growth of the market for this type of services. Additional factors will be the expansion of mandatory genomic registration and the development of a program of genomic passports, which will increase demand," the document says.

The global market for DNA sequencing equipment may grow to $ 80 billion by 2030, according to an analytical review.

Russia has a federal scientific and technical program for the development of genetic technologies, which provides grants and other support measures for genetic treatments. An expanded neonatal screening program for 36 rare genetic diseases has been launched this year. Methods of genetic diagnostics are included in compulsory medical insurance and, consequently, in the channels of budget financing. They allow us to identify specific mutated genes in various types of oncology and better select treatment programs. Cellular gene therapy (CAR-T therapy) of oncological diseases may become another driver of the sequencing market. But the development of CAR-T is hindered by the uncertain legal status of this type of treatment.

The program of genetic passports from 2019 assumes "the implementation of genetic certification of the population, taking into account the legal basis for the protection of data on the personal genome of a person and the formation of a genetic profile of the population." It can potentially increase the demand for sequencing services and equipment for it. However, the review notes that the types of information that will be collected have not yet been determined.

Genomic registration of convicted persons, suspects and accused of committing criminal offenses, as well as for those subjected to administrative arrest, will also contribute to the development of the market.

Russian sequencing technique
There are three generations of DNA sequencing equipment on the global market. The first is based on a method that was proposed by Frederick Sanger in 1977. The main limitation of the method is that it is expensive and difficult to restore sequences of nucleotides longer than 1,000 base pairs with its help. In practice, first-generation sequencers are used to identify mutations in certain pre-determined places of the genome, to identify relatively short genomes of viruses, and for forensic medical examinations.

In the Russian Federation, the consortium "Russian Genetic Technologies" produces sequencers of the "Nanophore" series, belonging to the first generation. In 2024, serial production of the new high-performance model "Nanofor 06" should begin. The main advantage of the Russian solution over imported analogues is an open platform that allows the use of reagents from any manufacturers. The second generation (next generation sequencing, NGS) of sequencing devices relies on fixing the changes that occur when the DNA chain is completed. Second-generation sequencers allow you to read up to 300 base pairs and work with a large number of images at a time, which reduces the cost of research. The consortium has a device belonging to the second generation of sequencers for mass parallel sequencing of "DNA Nanophore SPS", which passed state tests back in 2020. However, its mass production has not yet begun.

The third generation of sequencers is characterized by a reduction in the dimensions of the device to a few centimeters. As a rule, this method relies on changing the strength of the electric current during the passage of the DNA chain through the nanopores

Russian Genetic Technologies is working on the development of a device for monomolecular sequencing, which belongs to the third generation of devices. It will not work on the principle of nanopores, but rely on the optical method. With a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science, specialists from Fiztech, the Trinity Institute of Spectroscopy, Bioinformatics from Novosibirsk and engineers from Bauman University are developing the technology of nanocolodets. At the bottom of it is a DNA polymerase, which completes the analyzed sequence of nucleotides with the help of fluorescent hexaphosphates. These substances are determined by the optical method. In the process, the molecule is ringed and read several times, which allows for high sequencing accuracy. A prototype of the device is planned to be created by the end of 2023. "

For example. There are other posts on the subject.

(This is about "how Russia fights tooth and nail to preserve its traditional and human values, against globalist plans for a global Gattaca." About which the CIA's alternative media agent, Matthew Ehret, for example, who has revealed to the smallest detail the plans of the "Western cabal" for a new world order, will one day inform us about. Will he inform us?
Rhetorical question.
:) )


Nov 8, 2022
More good news about the great russian fight.
In Russia, a SkyView system has been created to search for people, transport and equipment
It can determine the location of an object when flying in real conditions with an accuracy of up to several meters

MOSCOW, March 23.
The company "Svyaz Spetszashita" has created a SkyView vision system capable of automatically finding and recognizing people, animals, as well as technical means. This was reported to TASS by the representative of the organization Dmitry Zubarev.

"The SkyView vision system is a dual-purpose system. It can be used to ensure security, search for various objects, people, transport and specific equipment. All search actions are carried out automatically," Zubarev said. He added that the system can be used "with any video stream, including from surveillance cameras."

According to the expert, the system can determine the location of an object when flying in real conditions with an accuracy of up to several meters. SkyView receives and processes data based on the video that comes from the drone.

"The system works with the help of a ground control station and automatically outputs the coordinates of the desired object. SkyView processes incoming video that is transmitted from an unmanned aerial vehicle - both offline and online. The system receives data based on the neural network that we train. The operator does not need to constantly sit and look out for objects if he has several drones flying, controlling the zone at the same time. Thanks to our system, a person is able to immediately see on his laptop the results of searches from a drone in online mode," Zubarev said.

A representative of the company "Svyaz Spetszashita" also said that the SkyView system was first shown at the international arms exhibition in the UAE in February 2023.
A compact optical switch for the electronics of the future has been created in St. Petersburg
The development opens up opportunities for the creation of quantum computers, switches, chips

ST. PETERSBURG, March 22. /tass/. ITMO scientists have created an optical switch (a switching device necessary for redirecting the light signal in fiber-optic channels), the press service of the university told TASS on Wednesday.

"ITMO scientists have developed an ultra-compact optical switch based on excitons - special states of electrons in semiconductors. It is 100 times smaller than its analogues, and its condition can be controlled with the help of light. The development of ITMO scientists opens up opportunities for the creation of ultrafast devices of a new generation - quantum computers, switches, chips. With their help, it will be possible to process and transmit information quickly and reliably," the message says.

Information processing devices - computers, controllers or switches - are based on elements that perform logical operations. In order to quickly manage them without loss of data quality and reduce the power consumption of devices, in recent years they have been trying to use light instead of "traditional" electronics approaches. But since the sizes of optically switched elements are comparable to the wavelength of light, this prevents their integration with other electronic devices on the chip.

ITMO scientists, together with colleagues from the Pohang University of Science and Technology of South Korea, bypassed this limitation and developed an optical switch that consists of two atomically thin layers of semiconductors superimposed on each other, placed in a nanoresonator of gold particles.

"In the design, we used new two-dimensional semiconductor heterostructures in combination with a plasmon resonator - no one had done this before, but this allowed us to reduce the size of the switch by 100 times," said Vasily Kravtsov, the author of the study, a leading researcher at the New ITMO Physics Department, whose words were quoted in the press service.

As noted in the press service, to scale the development, scientists need to learn how to create two-dimensional heterostructures larger than 100 microns for experiments, which will be the next step in the study. The authors also plan to optimize the design of the nanoresonator and use femtosecond lasers to speed up switching between system states. The research is supported by the program of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia "Priority 2030".

"But it's just technological progress. It's like a knife you can use to cut bread or kill a man. The question is who is holding the knife."
So, "what is Russia really doing" is the question.
Well, they do the new world order, right from the globalist manuals, and they even call things exactly what their "rival" globalists call them.


Nov 8, 2022
..And more.

From satisfied Russians.

Which Russians, probably, did not receive assignments and corresponding pay to spread the unfounded mythology that the exact same thing is not happening in Russia, but instead write about what is actually happening in Russia.
Ehret must laugh contemptuously at these poor fools.




April 27 , 2022 The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of Russia has published a draft order "On Approval of the Procedure for Making Payments by an Individual or Legal Entity for the Provision of State and Municipal Services, Services Specified in Part 3 of Article 1 and Part 1 of Article 9 of the Federal Law "On the Organization of the Provision of State and Municipal Services", Payments that are Sources of Income generation budgets of the budgetary system of the Russian Federation, as well as other payments in cases provided for by federal laws, using electronic means of payment through the federal state information system "Unified Portal of State and Municipal Services (functions)" ( ).

From clause 5 of the draft Procedure for making payments by an individual or legal entity for the provision of state and Municipal services, we learn that in order to make payments through the Unified Portal of State and Municipal Services (Functions), the payment infrastructure of the Unified Portal interacts with:

- The State Information System on state and municipal payments (hereinafter – GIS GMP);

- information systems of money transfer operators;

- information systems of state and municipal bodies and other organizations performing the functions of forming an order on the transfer of funds to pay payments to the budget of the budgetary system of the Russian Federation or in favor of such bodies and organizations (hereinafter referred to as the body that issued the charge).

At the same time, it is significant that the operator of the Single Portal is not responsible for the accuracy of the information (data) provided to applicants for the Single Portal from GIS GMP and from the information systems of money transfer operators, information (data) provided to money transfer operators by applicants, as well as for the actions performed by the money transfer operator when processing the applicant's payment, including for the speed, correctness and completeness of these actions (paragraph 6 of the draft Procedure). The only advantage of this paragraph is that the same paragraph establishes that the Operator of a Single Portal does not charge applicants for making a payment using a Single Portal and does not assign commission fees for making payments using a Single Portal (other organizations charge a commission). p. 7 establishes that by making a payment using the payment infrastructure of the Single Portal, the applicant agrees to send the payment infrastructure of the Single Portal information to the money transfer operator, processing by the money transfer operator of such information for the purpose of making a payment and to provide the money transfer operator with information about the payment to the payment infrastructure of the Single Portal for the purpose of placing it is in the applicant's personal account on the Unified Portal and (or) directions to the e-mail address indicated by him in the amount of, provided for by this Procedure.

It should be noted that the draft Procedure so far proclaims access to the payment infrastructure of a Single Portal for the purpose of making payments to all applicants (who have passed and have not passed the registration and authorization procedure using a unified identification and authentication system) (clause 8). The following paragraph establishes that the applicant who has not passed the registration and (or) authorization procedure using the unified identification and authentication system (hereinafter referred to as the unauthorized applicant) is given the opportunity to make a payment using the payment infrastructure of the Unified Portal, the provision of information about the payment of which is allowed using the information contained in the GIS GMP, by posting in the appropriate the payment form of one of the following identifiers:

- unique accrual identifier;

- the series and number of the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation;

- the series and number of the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation certifying the identity of a citizen of the Russian Federation outside the territory of the Russian Federation;

- insurance number of the insured person's individual personal account in the system of personalized accounting of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (SNILS);

- taxpayer identification number;

- series and number of the driver's license;

- the series and number of the vehicle registration certificate;

- the series and number of the birth certificate;

- other identifiers that allow you to search for accruals in GIS GMP.

However, an unauthorized user using one of the identifiers specified in paragraph 9 of this Procedure can only see information about the purpose of the payment and its amount, while an authorized applicant who has registered with the ESIA, contained in the GIS GMP, can see information about the amount of all charges made against them, as well as about each such charge separately (paragraphs 10-11). Also, an authorized applicant has the right, in cases established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, and if there is a technical possibility for this on a Single portal, to make a payment through a Single portal partially, independently in a special form on a Single portal, determining the amount of a partial payment in favor of the authority that issued the accrual, as well as to combine the accruals in order to carry out one payment operation (p. 13), as well as save information about your current (debit) card, credit card, prepaid card (hereinafter referred to as the payment card), in the payment infrastructure of the Unified Portal (clause 14). As you can see, through these restrictions and additional features, users are unobtrusively pushed to register with the ESIA.

According to clause 12, before making a payment, the applicant is shown information about each charge in the following volume:

- purpose of payment;

- unique accrual identifier;

- the date when the accrual was issued by the authority that issued the accrual;

- expiration date of payment of funds (if any);

- payment recipient;

- document-the basis for charging (if available);

- conditions for reducing the cost of the payment to be paid, established by the legislation of the Russian Federation (if any);

- additional conditions for making a payment using a Single portal established by the legislation of the Russian Federation (if any).

The applicant has the right to make a payment through a Single portal using a payment card or other electronic means of payment for the transfer of electronic funds, including by reducing the balance of funds of individuals – subscribers of mobile radiotelephone operators by the money transfer operator (clause 15).

When making a payment using a payment card, its data is entered by the applicant independently or automatically entered into the payment form, after which the automatically calculated commission fee for making the payment (if any), the total amount of the payment, taking into account the commission fee (if any) and the conditions for reducing the cost of the payment (if any), and the name of the money transfer operator connected to the payment infrastructure of the Unified Portal that performs settlements with organizations on operations, made using payment cards (hereinafter referred to as the money transfer operator – acquirer), selected automatically by a Single portal for making a payment (clause 16).

In connection with the above, we ask you to take all possible measures to reject the draft order of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of Russia "On Approval of the Procedure for Making Payments by an Individual or Legal Entity for the Provision of State and Municipal Services, services specified in Part 3 of Article 1 and Part 1 of Article 9 of the Federal Law "On the Organization of the Provision of State and Municipal Services municipal services", payments that are sources of revenue generation of budgets of the budgetary system of the Russian Federation, as well as other payments in the following cases, provided for by federal laws, using electronic means of payment through the federal state information system "Unified Portal of State and Municipal Services (Functions)", violating the equality of citizens of the Russian Federation and indirectly forcing them to register in the ESIA."

How happy they are that the world's bad trends have passed them by!

It is impossible not to envy them.


Nov 8, 2022
Expert: the creation of biobanks of cells in Russia will speed up the development of drugs
According to Sergey Medvedev, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Epigenetics of Development of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (ICiG) SB RAS, cell lines can become an alternative to the use of laboratory animals

NOVOSIBIRSK, March 17. The creation of a system of biobanks of cell lines in Russia will allow import substitution of cellular technologies and accelerate the production of medicines. Cell lines can become an alternative to the use of laboratory animals, Sergey Medvedev, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Epigenetics of Development of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (ICiG) SB RAS, said on the sidelines of the scientific and practical seminar "Achievements of modern Biology for the development of practical Medicine".

"It is necessary to create such biobanks of cells in Russia so that technologies develop. We are in such a situation now that we have to import cellular technologies for ourselves, inside our big country. In addition, this will reduce the development time of the drug. We know how to do it, there are specialists, there is a reserve - there is a collection of cultures in ITSIG, there are already dozens of lines, now we need to scale," Medvedev said.

He added that in Russia there is a need to create a specialized biobank, where the types of cells modeling the disease will be stored, on which drugs can be tested.

The scientist explained that cellular biobanks are special storages with liquid nitrogen that ensure the safe storage of biological samples. "It is convenient when there are not one, but at least two such centers in a huge country to secure this storage, and all research laboratories in Russia can use these cell lines upon request," Medvedev said.

He added that cell lines simulating certain diseases can become an alternative to laboratory animals, which, on the one hand, will speed up the development time of drugs, on the other hand, will improve the quality of research. "These are human cells, human genes, human genome, human proteins work in them, they are different from the mouse genome. We have a lot in common, but if we take the central nervous system, the brain, there are many differences," the scientist said.

About cell models for Parkinson's disease research
Medvedev explained that, for example, there is no good genetic mouse model for the study of Parkinson's disease. "A human gene is inserted into the mouse genome, mutations occur, from a molecular point of view, certain changes characteristic of Parkinson's disease occur, but the mouse feels fine, it does not have such a phenotype as a human has," Medvedev said, explaining that working with human cells is much more effective in this case. "This is a human model that allows you to work with human cells without getting into his brain or heart. The whole human genome works," he added.

In particular, the Institute has implemented a project to study the genetics of Parkinson's disease in patients with early development of the disease - up to 50 years. "We took a small sample of patients - they were five patients, in fact young people, up to 50 years old. And even with such a small sample, we managed to find interesting genetic variants among them," he said. Scientists were able to identify mutations in patients with early manifestation of Parkinson's disease that were previously associated with other pathologies. Cellular models will allow scientists to test hypotheses, as well as clarify the diagnosis using genetic tests.
HSE has developed a neural network to assess the ethics of Russian draft
laws, the "Ethics Index" will be able to be used by legislators, executive and judicial authorities, said Vadim Vinogradov, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the university

MOSCOW, March 21.
The Faculty of Law of the National Research University Higher School of Economics has developed a neural network to assess the ethics of Russian draft laws, it is used to create a web portal in which it will be possible to automatically get an assessment of the ethics of a regulatory legal act. This was reported to TASS by the press service of the HSE.

"The HSE Faculty of Law is working on a unique project "Ethics and Law: Correlation and mechanisms of Mutual influence". The global goal is to determine the role of morality in regulatory legal regulation. For this purpose, among other things, a technology has been developed with the help of which a neural network based on artificial intelligence will be able to assess the ethics of bills and other legal acts," the press service said.

Within the framework of the project, the faculty has developed a "Time Tape of Ethics and Law", where the most interesting norms of Russian law from the end of the XV to the end of the XX centuries are collected and commented on from the point of view of ethics. In addition, the "Ethics of Law Index" will be created - a special web portal where it will be possible to obtain an automated assessment of the ethics of the text of a normative legal act uploaded to the system, which contains moral and evaluative content.

The "Ethics Index", first of all, will be useful to the legislator, as well as to the executive authorities that carry out legal regulation of public relations and related law enforcement. The State Duma has already shown interest in the relevant work, negotiations were held on testing the algorithm and its possible application," Vadim Vinogradov, head of the working group on legislation in the field of Internet technologies and digitalization of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Higher School of Economics, told TASS.

The "Ethics index" can also be applied in the field of judicial power, in particular, it will be available to everyone, Vinogradov stressed. It is planned to complete the work on the creation of the "Ethics of Law Index" by December 2023.
In Yakutsk, the climate change conference will bring together over 500 people
Scientists from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, India, the USA and Japan will take part in it

YAKUTSK, March 22. A scientific and practical conference on climate change and permafrost melting began work in Yakutsk on Wednesday. In total, over 500 people will take part in the conference in full-time and by correspondence, the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) reported.

"The conference will be attended by over 500 people in full-time and part-time format, of which over 270 will take part in person. These are representatives of scientific and educational institutions from Russia, as well as scientists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, India, the USA and Japan," the message reads.

The conference is aimed at finding joint practical and scientifically sound solutions regarding the adaptation of the economy to climate change. Studios will be organized for participants in Moscow, Beijing and Astana, and live broadcasts of meetings and sessions are planned on the official website of the Russian presidency. Plenary sessions will be held to discuss the challenges of climate change and the interaction of science with business.

"For Yakutia, the study of climate change processes is extremely important. Scientific research makes it possible to develop effective measures for the development of the economy, infrastructure, social sphere, and improving the quality of life of the population. In this, one of the key roles belongs to the integration of scientific and educational institutions," said the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev.

A scientific and practical conference on climate change and permafrost melting is being held on March 22-24 in Yakutsk as part of the plan of Russia's chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021-2023. The organizers of the conference are the Ministry of Regional Development together with the Government of Yakutia, as well as the North-Eastern Federal University. The operator of the chairmanship events is the Roscongress Foundation."

Biobanks with human genetic cells, neural networks for ethical evaluation, and a climate change conference. Conclusion:

It's not the same as " in the West."

The words are the same, the meaning is the same, the actions are the same, even "climate scientists" (haha) from the United States are involved. But it's still not the same.

Why isn't it the same? Ask Ehret.

Not that he knows, but he will spin a completely un-argumentative philosophical muddle, and the audience will say

"yes, it really is not the same!"


Nov 8, 2022
Excellent news for the convenience of Russian consumers!
BioSmart offers unique and market-optimal biometric identification solutions

8 hours ago
Biometric identification is not only the oldest access control and management technology in the history of mankind. Biometrics retains the status of the most promising technology in the segment of access control and management systems.

BioSmart is a domestic manufacturer that independently designs, manufactures, and maintains biometric terminals and software on its production base and is included in the registers of the Ministry of Industry and Trade as a Russian manufacturer.

These advantages have already led to the outpacing growth of biometric ACS over the growth of classical solutions. The Russian market of biometric ACS began to develop much later than other markets, so the share of face identification technologies has already taken a dominant position, and identification by the pattern of palm veins is growing faster than the rest of the world thanks to unique BioSmart solutions.

BioSmart Quazar is the only multimodal biometric facial recognition terminal in Russia that uses an employee's RFID card to store a sample, saving our customers from the need to store personal biometric data, and the original templates are stored in encrypted form without the possibility of restoring the original data.

BioSmart WTC2 is one of the most popular terminals in Russia for identifying employees by fingerprints. The device identifies a person by fingerprint, plastic RFID card or smartphone and receives electrical energy through a standard twisted pair in an Ethernet - Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) network, which significantly reduces the complexity and cost of installation.

BioSmart PV-WTC is the only identification terminal in Russia based on the pattern of the veins of the palm, for which the condition of its surface is not critical in comparison with other technologies: the vein scanner recognizes a person by a dirty or wet palm, which makes this technology applicable in difficult conditions, where the use of any other readers is difficult — in industry, catering, and the agricultural sector. As an identifier, you can use a smartphone with an NFC module and the BioSmart ID application installed.

All biosmart devices are maintained in Russian traditional values, strictly following the orders of the president to protect Russian traditional values!


Nov 8, 2022
The Russian quantum neural network carried out the first calculations

Young MIPT scientists were the first in Russia to experimentally implement a working quantum learning algorithm in a chain of superconducting qubits. A quantum neural network of several qubits solved the problems of multiclass classification and recognition of handwritten images with an accuracy of more than 90%. The results are presented within the framework of the VI International School on Quantum Technologies, held in early March 2023 in Miass.

Quantum machine learning is a new discipline combining nonlinear quantum systems and classical machine learning. Machine learning algorithms have high computational complexity. Now, when the power of classical computers ceases to grow, scientists are creating a fundamentally new approach to computing, which entails a fundamentally different implementation of the neural network. To create it, quantum devices capable of surpassing classical computers in certain tasks come to the fore.

A team of MIPT physicists conducted a series of experiments with a hybrid classifier model accelerated by a quantum simulator — a chain of several superconducting qubits, teaching it to solve problems of classification and image recognition.

"We have found a successful quantum chain structure and a learning algorithm that allows us to achieve 94% accuracy for standard classification tasks with multiple labels and 90% accuracy when recognizing handwritten decimal digits. The accuracy and stability of the algorithm are confirmed by cross-validation. The quantum model learns quite quickly due to the possibility of efficiently calculating the gradient using unusual properties of quantum operations," said Alexey Tolstobrov, co—author of the study, an employee of the Laboratory of Artificial quantum Systems at MIPT.

During experiments on a chain of qubits made at the MIPT Collective Use Center, scientists used a neural network to solve three different types of problems: the problem of parity, detection of breast cancer tags (binary classification "is/ is not") and the typology of various wines (multivalued classification by a dozen parameters). In addition, they were able to demonstrate a solution to the problem of recognizing handwritten images of numbers.
In the near future, the development team plans to increase the number of qubits in the quantum simulator, solve more complex classification problems, test the system's ability to solve regression problems, and also switch from classical data to quantum data.
A wedge is kicked out with a pin: payment with stickers without a code was limited to 3 thousand rubles

The NSPK has set the limit of transactions without a PIN code for payment stickers at the level of 3 thousand rubles — as for a contactless card.

This was reported to Izvestia by its representative. The banks explained: the threshold will protect against writing off a large amount from the sticker if a person loses it. Although the tool allows you to replace Apple Pay, the need to enter a PIN code along with the need to buy a sticker for a separate amount can slow down the development of the service, experts say.

Useful sticker
The payment sticker acts as another form factor of the Mir card, which can be attached to a smartphone or a case and paid with a contactless phone. Therefore, the National Payment Card System (NSPK) imposes the same requirements on the security and design of such stickers as for ordinary plastic cards, its representative told Izvestia.

— The Mir payment system has set the limits for conducting transactions using a sticker without entering a PIN code at the level of 3 thousand rubles, as well as on a conventional contactless card, - the NSPK reported. — In case of loss of a sticker, a person needs to act the same way as in case of loss of plastic: immediately block it in the bank's mobile application or contact a credit institution.

According to the company, as of mid-March, 16 banks have started issuing and testing stickers. Customers of Sberbank, Tinkoff, Alfa and MTS have already been able to receive such stickers. "Sber" claimed that 100 thousand people participated in the pilot, and "Tinkoff" — that he distributed 200 thousand stickers. As Izvestia wrote in March, at least three credit institutions — Rosbank, DOM - are planning to launch the functionality in the second quarter.RF and Expobank. VTB, Post Bank, Absolut and Home Credit also talked about testing the service.

Financial organizations confirmed to Izvestia that the PIN code for payment stickers is set at the level of 3 thousand rubles. VTB stressed that to pay for large purchases, the user needs to enter a PIN, and the limit on such transactions is set by the payment system.

Meanwhile, acquiring banks that serve terminals in retail outlets can set their thresholds for transactions without a PIN code within the limits of restrictions from the payment system, explained Izvestia in the market. Until 2020, the limit on Mir cards was 1 thousand rubles. Even when it was increased to 3 thousand, many acquiring credit organizations decided to keep the limit at a lower level. For example, only in 2023, Sber began testing on individual terminals the possibility of paying for purchases with a card without a PIN code within 2 thousand rubles instead of 1 thousand.

Money and time
Financial organizations began to look for new ways of contactless payments after the cards of Russian banks stopped working through Apple Pay and Google Pay services. Android smartphone users can still perform transactions using Samsung Pay and Mir Pay. However, the owners of Apple equipment were cut off from payments by a smartphone. Many of them started using a plastic card.

In addition, there are special cases in which you can put "plastic" and perform operations in one touch. However, this method has two drawbacks, explained the source of Izvestia in the payment market. Firstly, the card may conflict with the NFC module of the smartphone and it will need to be removed from the case to carry out the transaction. Secondly, many people forgot the PIN codes from their plastic cards during the period when they used Apple Pay (when paying with a smartphone, the customer identifies himself through unlocking the device, so you do not need to enter a PIN card).

The sticker is more compact than a full-size card and adheres firmly to various surfaces, which makes it a more elegant solution compared to a phone case with a special compartment for "plastic", noted the Home Credit bank. The sticker also solves the conflict between the NFC module of the smartphone and the chip on the card: they learned to attach it to a place in the smartphone where the signals do not interrupt each other, the source of Izvestia added.

At the same time, the issue with the PIN code has only been partially resolved: on the one hand, when paying for a purchase over 3 thousand rubles. it will still have to be entered, on the other hand, it is installed at the time of sticker registration and the client does not need to remember the password from a long—issued card. However, Rosbank is confident that the need to enter a PIN code in some cases will not be a factor in refusing to purchase a sticker from the client. The tool will still be interesting, because you will not have to take out the "plastic" from your wallet or cardholder, the credit institution is sure.

In general, the use of stickers is comparable to the use of a regular bank card, so the risks are the same, says Irina Zinovkina, Consulting Director of InfoWatch Group. She stressed that it is worth taking into account the possibility of losing the sticker (for example, together with the phone or other device on which it is pasted) — that is why confirmation of operations with a PIN code is necessary.

— When introducing new technologies, banks first of all lay down security issues, respectively, those measures that already exist can be sufficient without loss of usability on the part of customers. In my opinion, 3 thousand rubles is the optimal amount, however, of course, everything depends on the spending of a particular person," Irina Zinovkina added.

However, as the practice of other countries shows, solutions similar to payment stickers are unlikely to be able to take a significant market share, says Finam analyst Igor Dodonov. Especially in the conditions of active promotion of the services of the fast payment system (payment by QR code). In addition, before using the sticker, you need to buy it for an amount within 1 thousand rubles. According to the expert's expectations, most likely, the stickers will remain niche."

How long until "proof of vaccination against basic income in CBDCs"?

Oh, it's time! Since the 1 April [1 Aprelya] (which happens to be international joke day), the Central Bank of Russia, along with numerous other banks and organizations, has launched the pilot of the digital ruble for Real payments.