Victor SlinkinPresents the reader with the conclusions of the presidential election in Ukraine is nothave any didactic tone in Western neighbours. To speak andto comment on this event - something quite natural, when the neighboringthe state processes instructive and edifying.Democracy is a valuable thing. Here is one review of somepolitical analysts. From freedom and democracy Ukrainians are unlikely to become easier ineconomic or political terms. On the contrary, as noted by the Ukrainianobservers, in recent years this country is in a political crisis. Greatthe percentage of the population lives in poverty. Читать полностью -->

100000 for death during interrogation

Anastasia RootInvestigators should pay for their mistakes, insists the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika: they are too costly for the government.The number of accepted claims courts Russians for damages caused by the illegal criminal prosecution, is growing. They turn into a serious financial problem for the state, Chaika said yesterday, speaking at the meeting in the Prosecutor General's office. The scale of the problem was appreciated by the Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin. According to him, in 2007 the Russians made the state 1212 claims for damages, the Treasury paid him 120 million rubles compensation. And only in the first quarter of this year, such claims were already 545.Cause of loss - numerous violations during the preliminary investigation, explained Seagull. Often criminal cases "without sufficient justification", "the accusation is based solely on the testimony of witnesses," said the attorney General. Читать полностью -->

Yesterday almost a million graduates holding the Unified state exam in Russian language

Irina EvoloveYesterday 956 thousands of seniors have taken one of two obligatory Unified state examinations on the Russian language. Second, in mathematics, will be held a week later.We will remind, has already passed the exam in biology, computer science and literature. According to Rosobrnadzor, the number of graduates who have decided on additional exams in the form of tests, this year has increased significantly. For example, those who have passed biology, this year it was 18 percent more, and in computer science 16, literature - 24. Increased interest in physics and chemistry: for example, petitioned the delivery of the exam in chemistry was more by 30%! All of this suggests that graduates are focused on obtaining higher education, including technical.Although the exam appeared in Russia nine years ago, the controversy surrounding the content of the tests do not cease. Especially a lot of claims that sounds address in mathematics and Russian language. Читать полностью -->

Six and a half

Russia and its allies created a mysterious military structureYevgeny RodionovSix countries included in the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO), Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and joined them Uzbekistan on February 4, signed the agreement on creation of Collective rapid reaction forces", CRRF.It is expected that the backbone of the CRRF will be 98th guards airborne division and the 31st airborne brigade of the airborne troops of the Russian Federation. In addition, the possible participation of Kazakhstan by one air assault brigade. Other countries are spending on a battalion, and Uzbekistan generally bought myself some "special conditions" to connect to the CRRF unspecified number of its military occasionally for combating terrorism and the drug threat.In General, the strength of the CRRF is planned to be used to "repel military aggression, conduct special operations to combat international terrorism, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking, and also for liquidation of consequences of emergency situations".Where will be based divisions emerging military Alliance, is unclear. According to reports from various sources, two variants - their permanent presence in Russia and permanent placement in their home countries with the collection during the conduct of joint operations. It is emphasized that the members of the CRRF units were not withdrawn from the composition of the national armies of the participating countries, and the headquarters of this structure will be to implement the "coordination function".The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, commenting on the signing of the Treaty, stated that the combat potential of units of the collective rapid reaction force will be "no worse than that of the North Atlantic Alliance". He promised that the countries participating in the agreement will complement the CRRF with the latest technology, and these forces will be "effective and sufficient".No further information about the emerging structure yet. Читать полностью -->

The capital sucked the smoke suburban fires around Moscow burning smell

A strong smell of burning from peat fires had spread on the Monday morning across Moscow, the smoke had reached the center of the city, the correspondent of RIA "Novosti". Fighting there are about 10 thousand employees of the Ministry of emergency situations, involved in the operations of aircraft and helicopters.Early in the morning, a thick cloud of smoke spread over the South-West and West of the capital, visibility on the roads was no more than 300-500 meters, correspondents of ITAR-TASS. Now the smoke began to dissipate a little, visibility has improved. A strong smell of burning is felt in the areas of Michurinsky Prospekt, Profsoyuznaya street, on the Mozhaisk highway.Even worse in the South, Southeast and East of the city. Thus, according to the correspondent of ITAR-TASS, where the sky smoky night, and now a dense veil is above the Kapotnya, Lublin, Marino, Ryazan and Volgograd prospectus. It spread East to Falconers and in Lefortovo. Читать полностью -->

Ukraine is ready to enter the grain pool with Russia and Kazakhstan

Ukraine is ready to enter the grain pool with Russia and Kazakhstan to work together in the global market. This was stated by Minister of agrarian policy of Ukraine Yuriy Melnik at the world grain forum in St. Petersburg. "Only in this format will be able to defend the interests of grain producers", he said.Russia and Kazakhstan also expressed willingness to form a joint grain pool . The Minister of agriculture of Russia Elena Skrynnik announced Russia's proposal to establish such a pool of countries - exporters of grain in the black sea region and stressed that to start working as soon as possible. "We must not tarry, as conquered our countries in recent years, the market position necessary to support major investment in infrastructure, creating a strong Foundation for the competitiveness of grain from the black sea region," she said. Читать полностью -->

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