Putin has lost the confidence in the world

Independent American organization WorldPublicOpinion has released the ranking of popularity of world leaders. Compared with last year's survey, it underwent a noticeable change.Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took the penultimate spot on this list. In the past year, according to the same poll, Vladimir Putin took the second place, reminiscent of "Lenta". According to the survey it became clear that Putin's rating is 34 percent of respondents. Less confidence is only caught at the last place the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is trusted by 28 percent of respondents. It does not trust Putin - 50 percent of survey participants, and on this indicator the Russian Prime Minister took the first place among all eight participants of the ranking, ahead of even Ahmadinejad, who is not trusted by 49% of respondents. Читать полностью -->

With fear and reproach

Fear before the society, modern culture and someone else's faith prevents domestic Orthodoxy in his missionary efforts.Boris FalicovThe Russian Orthodox Church led by Patriarch Kirill went to the missionary offensive. A skilled rhetorician and experienced preacher, the Patriarch stands at the stadiums, collecting the youth audience and trying to find common language with her.Cyril is well aware that the future of the Church depends, will it be able to convey his teachings to a new generation.And true, to stay in the cultural ghetto and pray at the past, sighing on the irrevocable Holy Russia, is a dead end.But how is the Church the society, which it is the good news? Listening to the invective of other missionaries in his address, I understand that the submission of these painted in a very dark tone. Unwittingly the impression that these people look at contemporary culture and society as inveterate enemies of the Church who are dreaming, as if to destroy it. And other confessions and religions are represented for them the devious rivals, and only dreams of snatching simple souls and lead them into a maze of false beliefs.In many ways, these dark images - the result of too long in the ghetto, from which the Church just wants to escape. And they little untrue.Most of society sees it as the enemy (a handful of inveterate secularists do not count). Rather, it refers to him good-naturedly. Читать полностью -->

Russian society has found balance between stability and development, says Putin

The Chairman of the RF government Vladimir Putin believes that Russian society should develop not revolutionary, but evolutionary. He stated this today in St. Petersburg during the visit of the Museum of democracy in modern Russia named after Anatoly Sobchak.Before visiting the Museum Putin and Sobchak's widow Lyudmila Narusova and his daughter Ksenia Sobchak visited the grave of the first mayor of St. Petersburg at St. Nicholas cemetery and laid to the monument of a bouquet of red roses, ITAR-TASS reported."As for the current state of Affairs, if your definition of democracy such a method of government in which citizens have the opportunity to influence what is happening in the country, civil society in any country in virtue of their maturity selects this balance between stability and growth, which allows the country to go forward, but at the same time not to shake the society and not to scare the citizens of possible disasters," he said.According to Putin, "in Russia today, this balance is selected, and its violation is fraught with the fact that we are either going to stagnate or we will be destroyed".At the same time, Putin said, the world and our country are constantly changing, and we must be able to respond to these changes in order to be competitive.". . Читать полностью -->

Azarov called the main result of Medvedev's visit

KIEV, may 19. The main result of the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev became the groundwork for the gradual restoration of relations in all spheres of life, further deepening of economic, scientific and humanitarian cooperation. This opinion was expressed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov at a government meeting, reports UNIAN."And the main thing - to restore trust between the government and peoples," he added.According to him, Medvedev's visit to Kiev allows you to restore good relations and trust between Ukraine and Russia."The results of the visit were expected because they were well prepared thanks to a very intensive intergovernmental dialogue, which restored normal good-neighbourly and mutually beneficial relations between Ukraine and Russia," Azarov said.He noted that in the framework of the visit were announced signed Ukrainian-Russian agreement, which the Parliament introduced the first Vice Prime Minister Andriy Klyuyev..Azarov said that the signing of the agreement on border demarcation testified that Ukraine is able to solve large-scale perennial problem on the basis of mutual understanding, taking into account the national interests of each party". "This property, which will serve us for many many years to come," he said.The Ukrainian head of government reminded that by results of negotiations of a management of Ukraine and Russia national government were given instructions regarding the preparation of other documents, which facilitates the development of mutual cooperation. "The members of the government and the government in General need to focus on the content practical content cooperation platform, which is created by the decisions of the interstate Commission, the presidents of Ukraine and Russia", - said the Prime Minister.We will remind, on may 17 during his visit to Ukraine the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has signed with the Ukrainian colleague Victor Yanukovych package of Ukrainian-Russian documents, in particular: joint statement on European security, a joint statement on the Transnistrian conflict settlement and the joint Declaration on security in the black sea region. Also Medvedev and Yanukovych also approved the final Protocol of the third meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian interstate Commission.In the presence of the two presidents also signed a number of other contracts: the demarcation of the Russian-Ukrainian state border, cooperation in the use and development of the Russian global navigation satellite system GLONASS, on priority measures for the development of scientific and educational cooperation for 2010-2012, on cooperation between the Ministries of culture and tourism in 2010-2014, VTB Bank (VTBR) and Ukreximbank have signed an agreement on interbank cooperation.It is expected the signing of 14 agreements between Russia and Ukraine in various areas of cooperation. Читать полностью -->

The richest region of Russia resourceful than the poorest 40 times

The richest Russian region following the results of 2009 has left Moscow and the poorest - of Ingushetia. The gap between them was 40 times, informs ITAR-TASS with reference to head of the Department of interbudgetary relations of the Ministry of Finance Larissa Eroshkin.If we take as a basis the 10 richest and 10 poorest regions, the picture is somewhat different. The gap between them for the year decreased slightly to 3.5 to 2.8 times. However, the fiscal capacity of the capital per capita is three times higher than the similar indicator in the whole country.Meanwhile, business Internet newspaper IFX notes CHT absentee debate between Vice-Premier, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin and state Duma speaker Boris Gryzlov continues: earlier this week the Finance Minister rebuked the "United Russia" in the use of administrative resource and "left-leaning", and Gryzlov said that Kudrin in one person's name, and the administrative resources of the party uses to correct the mistakes of the Ministry of Finance. By the end of the week there was another subject to verbal attacks - regions.Kudrin said that did not support the proposal of Boris Gryzlov to deprive subsidized regions to the status of subjects of the Russian Federation, calling it "strange". "This was a strange statement Gryzlov, the fact that he explicitly said, let us deprive subsidized regions to the status of subject of the Russian Federation", - he said at a briefing in the press center of the Agency "Interfax-Siberia" in Tomsk."This issue falls within my purview Deputy Prime Minister, because I am responsible for intergovernmental relations within the government, so this account may speak in accordance with its powers," said the Minister.He noted that "to say that we can deny status, the region is not consistent with the Constitution, because under the Constitution only the region in the referendum may forfeit such status.The Minister explained that the subsidy level in the region is a relative notion. Читать полностью -->

Nationals presidents

Alexander Artemiev, Roman BadaninBarack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev met with Russian and foreign NGOs on Civil summit in Moscow during the visit of the President of the United States. George Bush under Vladimir Putin met only with the elected Russian opposition that was not pleasant to the Kremlin.The visit of the American President, who is expected in Moscow from July 6 to 8, will bring surprises.White house press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a press briefing on Thursday on the issue, laid out any plans to visit Moscow on the American side, answered in the affirmative: "I would say, Yes." Officially "the American Embassy never disseminates information about the upcoming visit," but in a private conversation, "the Newspaper" representatives of the US diplomatic mission in Moscow confirmed that the "agenda of the visit was prepared in a hurry, and much will be decided as we go".The biggest surprise of the visit will be the participation of both presidents in the Civil summit, which will bring together representatives of Russian and American non-governmental organizations. Obama will meet with them for sure: his participation in "civil society event" confirmed on Thursday the White house. As for his Russian colleagues, as noted by the organizers of the forum in an interview with "Gazeta", "the probability of Medvedev's round table is very high, although the Kremlin officially this information is not confirmed.A source in the Kremlin told "Gazeta" that Obama is such an item as a part in the civil forum, but Russian President there was not invited. One of the organizers of the forum from the Russian side, told "Gazeta" that the invitation to the Kremlin sent and received "positive reaction".The organizer of the meeting were Russian funds "Eurasia" and "New Eurasia", in which the Council is the Vice-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs Igor Yurgens, with the assistance of the Washington Center for strategic and international studies (CSIS). Most of the sites for the work of the participants gave the Russian branch of Human Rights Watch.Among the guests from the Russian side - the human rights society "memorial", the regional NGO "from the Urals and the Volga region, with us, among others, human rights group, Human Rights First, Freedom House and the parent organization HRW. Читать полностью -->

From the yoke of information — to wisdom in decision making

Zaichenko A. S.Recently in the West, he published a book with the intriguing title: "Over-informed". In it we will be talking about the role of the media in shaping the thoughts and actions of both an individual and modern society. Greatly to the ideas expressed in this book is relevant for Russia. Modern global communications network is becoming more complex and intense. We are the most informed generation, but not better or more effective than our ancestors. Читать полностью -->