Policy against minority

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A Fig in the pocket all saves?

Konstantin SHAPOVALOV pastor of the "Morning star". . . . . . Читать полностью -->

The U.S. and Russia began \restart\ relations

The first bilateral meeting between Sergei Lavrov and Hillary ClintonThe first bilateral meeting between Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton began in Geneva. They meet for a working dinner at the Intercontinental hotel.GENEVA, 7 Mar - RIA Novosti. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton pleased with the results of the first negotiations that took place on Friday in Geneva, and we hope to continue dialogue and cooperation on a number of bilateral and global issues.The first meeting of heads of foreign policy departments of Russia and the USA lasted a little longer than the scheduled two hours and took place against the background of the declared Washington's desire to "reset" in relations with Moscow, which were pretty spoiled during the eight-year stay in the White house of George W. Bush.At a press conference following the talks, Clinton called the meeting "very productive". Читать полностью -->

Two time zones may disappear in Russia from March 28

MOSCOW, 17 Mar RIA Novosti. Two time zones may disappear in Russia since March 28, when the country will be switching to summer time: the Ministry of industry and trade approved the application of the parliaments of the Samara region and Udmurtia (an hour ahead of Moscow), Chukotka and Kamchatka (plus nine hours) and prepared the corresponding decrees of the RF government, in which the first two regions will move to Moscow time, and the last to Magadan.Medvedev proposes to consider the possibility of reducing the number of time zones in Russia(59 sec./4.42 Mb)To reduce pierdavide video blogThus, in Russia's nine time zones.In November last year, the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, during his annual address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation proposed to discuss the feasibility of the DST and to consider the possibility of reducing the number of time zones.In the regulations prepared by the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation and published on the Ministry's website says about the transition to the new time already since March 28, 2010, 02.00 while under current local time. At this point all over Russia will be daylight savings time - clocks will be translated on an hour forward. In the four mentioned regions in case of signing of the decrees of the watch will not move, which moves these regions in adjacent time zones.Currently in Russia's 11 time zones, from Kaliningrad, behind Moscow time on the hour, to Kamchatka. Time zone, outrunning Moscow for one hour, consists only of Udmurtia and the Samara region, and the Eastern time zone - only from Chukotka and Kamchatka.In case of signing of the decrees of these two zones will disappear, thus there will be a two hour gap between adjacent zones, living in Moscow and Yekaterinburg time. And the difference between the Western (Kaliningrad) and the East (Magadan) time will be reduced to nine hours. Читать полностью -->

Freedom does not exclude the order

About the role of the state and elites in the modern world argued yesterday, the experts at the "round table" in the "Russian newspaper". . . . . . Читать полностью -->

What has changed in Russia since January 1, 2010: new laws and rates

From 1 January 2010 in Russia comes into effect a series of laws and regulations that will substantially change the lives of citizens. In the new year and the first day of retirement, rates and prices for public services. Introduced minimum prices for vodka and a maximum on essential medicines. Also the Russians have the opportunity to monitor the work of officials.Pensions and the maternity capitalSince 2010 begins valorisation of pensions recalculation of the size of pension provision for those citizens who earned their seniority in the Soviet era. Estimated pension capital will be increased by 10%, it will increase by 1% for each year of the Soviet working experience prior to 1991, reminds ITAR-TASS.Changes the order of the pension provision of persons with disabilities. The appointment of a labour disability pensions will be set according to disability group, regardless of whether the disabled degree of restriction of ability to labour activity.Moscow authorities are set to non-working pensioners of the capital the minimum size of the urban social standard pension plus benefits, $ 10275 rubles. Читать полностью -->

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