Christianity continues to play an important role in the lives of Europeans, according to a survey

Almost two thirds of Europeans believe that Christian values are still important to modern life and support the Church's efforts at promoting these values. To such conclusion sociologists of the Institute of public opinion of France (IFOP), who conducted a survey for the Catholic newspaper La Croix, according to "Blagovest-info" referring to Ecumenical News International (ENI)."Regardless of whether they are themselves practicing Christians, the majority of Europeans recognise the special place that religion, in its Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox forms, - the newspaper writes. Ideas of Christianity, there are still modern for two thirds, but another one-third is not covered. Christianity is a characteristic element of the culture of the Old world, but it has lost its uniqueness".The study was conducted in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. 57% of respondents believe the presence of Christians in society, "visible", 28% are "not visible" and 15% "too visible".61% of Europeans believe that "ideas and values" of Christianity in our time is relevant. But only in Italy the majority of respondents believe that the Church's work effectively, preaching these values among the youth. Читать полностью -->

Due to the unprecedented heat wave in Russia raging forest and dry the river

Extremely hot and dry weather prevails in the Central regions of Russia. In some regions of broken temperature records. Drought and scorching sun caused numerous forest fires. From the stupefying heat affects people and animals, crops are dying, and in some places even dry up the river.Another temperature record was broken yesterday in Voronezh, Belgorod and Lipetsk regions, the temperatures climbed to 37 degrees above zero. According to weather forecasts, abnormally high temperature will hold for another few days, "Vesti".In the Saratov region no rain for over two months. Steppe tornadoes have become commonplace here. Читать полностью -->

Harmful profession

HOPE KRASILOV, MARYAM MAGOMEDOVA, ALEXANDER KOLESNICHENKOThe politics can cause serious diseases, to push them to divorce and even bring to the graveIn the elections this winter and spring policy will try to draw thousand of newcomers who are convinced that they will be able in this way to fulfill your potential and to solve the country's problems or their own. Meanwhile, the profession of politics is not only power, honor, and for someone a lot of money. Decided to go on elections need to be prepared to stress, invasion of privacy and even attempted it. As a result, the profession of politics holds a leading place in the list of the most dangerous activities, next to the miners, policemen and journalists.Entrepreneur Yuri Mishin from Moscow city Pushkino wanted to become a member of the district Council. The election campaign was in full swing when one of the local Newspapers, there's a detailed story about how an entrepreneur in the Soviet era was in jail. A lawsuit and refuted in another newspaper has not helped – election of Mr. Читать полностью -->

How to avoid depression and temptations?

The Archbishop of Paris cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois has lectured on the gospel in a secular societyRussia was visited by the Archbishop of Paris, the successor and ally of cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois. The cardinal believes this visit pilgrimage dedicated to the Russian new martyrs, so familiarity with Russia began with the Solovetsky Islands, which became a place of martyrdom not only Orthodox, but also Catholic Confessors. During the visit, cardinal Vingt-Trois met with the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Alexy II, Metropolitan of Krutitsa and Kolomna Yuvenaly, and October 29, delivered an open lecture on the theme of the proclamation of the gospel in secular society.His performance was distinguished by clarity and pronounced casinosthe stated thoughts. Started with cardinal analysis of secularism. In his judgment, secularism as a phenomenon has three dimensions: political, cultural, philosophical and socio-economic. Political secularism appeared in France since the revolution of 1789 and ended in 1905 final separation of Church and state. Читать полностью -->

The General plan of development of Moscow will take effect in two weeks

June 2, 2010The General plan of development of Moscow on 3 June will be published in the official newspaper of the municipality, said on Wednesday, RIA "news" a source in city administration."The master plan will be published June 3 in the "Bulletin of the mayor and government of Moscow". 10 days after the publication of it will come into force," - said the Agency interlocutor. According to a source, the work official publication of the law "On the General plan of Moscow" in the journal "Bulletin of the mayor and government of Moscow" and the extension of its circulation in Moscow 3,585 million rubles.Recall that last Thursday, may 27, the mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov signed a General plan of development of Moscow till 2025. "The mayor agreed the master Plan, which was approved earlier the Moscow city Duma, and signed it yesterday," said on Friday the head of the city's construction complex Vladimir resin. Now for the entry into force of the instrument it is only necessary to publish it.The Moscow city Duma adopted the master Plan on may 5.The General plan of Moscow until 2025 - the main town-planning document of the capital over the next 15 years. According to the document, Moscow will be divided into zones of "stabilization", where the only possible repair of buildings and areas of development where allowed with demolition and new construction. Читать полностью -->

The presidential administration is intensifying its fight against corruption

The presidential administration is intensifying its fight against corruption. Sergei Naryshkin instructed the Ministry of justice and other agencies in a short time to develop a new package of anti-corruption legislation, the newspaper "Vedomosti" with reference to a Kremlin official.Until may 12, the Ministry of justice should prepare amendments to article approx 104 of the Criminal code extends the application of confiscation of property by all types of corruption crimes, 30 may - together with the health Ministry - the amendments to article 575 of the Civil code, prohibiting officials from accepting gifts, and by June 1 - a bill that reduces the number of entities to which applies a special procedure for criminal proceedings (special subjects).About initiatives Naryshkin know in the state Duma. First Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Buksman has addressed to deputies with the request to hold a round table to assess the consequences of forfeiture in rem (for suspected corruption offence the burden of proving the origin of property is transferred to its owner), the employee knows of the Duma.Buksman in a letter to the Chairman of the Duma Boris Gryzlov explained his request by decision of the Presidium of the presidential Council on corruption dated 28 April (Chairman - Naryshkin), which had considered the draft report of the Prosecutor General on the implementation by Russia of recommendations of the organization of the Council of Europe Group of States against corruption (Greco).Be accountable to the international community on the fight against corruption, Russia committed in 2007, after the ratification of the Convention on criminal liability for corruption. In the summer of 2008 experts Greco has monitored the situation and issued by Russia's 26 recommendations, a report on the execution of which the country should be represented in Strasbourg by 30 June. According to the estimates of members of the presidential Council, made on 100% can be recognized only 12 points Greco, the employee knows of the Duma.Now confiscation is applied by fifty one article of the criminal code, corruption relating to three - abuse of official powers (article 285), commercial bribery (article 204) and bribery (article 290). According to the judicial statistics for 2008, the confiscation applied to 511 persons in 2009 to 587. Читать полностью -->

National projects have increased the school: the President has increased the national priority to five

January 19, Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting of the Council for implementation of priority national projects and demographic policy. During the meeting, the Russian President instructed the government to step up work on the national projects. In addition, the President proposed to implement the new national project "Our new school". Thus, he increased their number to five."Rossiyskaya Gazeta" reports that during the meeting, the President heard reports from officials about the decision of problems of increase of birth rate and improve the health of young people. The publication writes that the original measures proposed by the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, whom the President himself gave the word, read out the brochure of the party, devoted to demography. For example, he believes that it is possible to pay on 100 thousand roubles to families for their first baby, to exclude abortion; allow a second marriage without breaking first. Читать полностью -->