Someone without the Soviet Union to live well: the results of the development of the former Soviet republics in 25 years

Mikhail Gorbachev reads the message on the resignation of the USSR President © AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing Indicators of socio-economic development of former Soviet republics, generalized Research center TASS, we discussed with the Deputy Director on scientific work of Institute of world economy and international relations (IMEMO) Russian Academy of Sciences Yevgeny Gontmakher and PhD head of the Center for post-industrial studies Vladislav Inozemtsev. For the study was taken such indicators as Gross domestic product, average wages, the index of industrial production and some other. All data are presented in comparison with the indicators of development of the Soviet republics in 1990.

Trump announced the closure of its charitable Foundation

Donald Trump The US President-elect Donald trump said Saturday, December 24 that he intends to dissolve his charity Foundation, whose activities are being investigated by the attorney General of new York. About it reports Reuters. Trump did not lead the chart of curtailing activities, but stated that he would like to avoid any conflict of interests when he is President. Earlier this week, trump said that his son Eric will stop collecting money for the Fund due to concerns that it may be regarded as “buying access” to the family of President-elect. However, a spokesman for the attorney General’s office said that trump is not entitled to close the Fund, while the investigation is ongoing. Even before trump’s victory in the elections on 8 November, attorney General of new York Eric Schneiderman has written to the Fund an order to stop taking money. He pointed out that the Fund violated

Putin told about the reasons of mass poisoning “Hawthorn” in Irkutsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the massive poisoning bath concentrate “Hawthorn” in Irkutsk has occurred because of the desire of manufacturers to earn extra money. Such statement the President made during a press conference on Friday, December 23, the correspondent “”. “A number of citizens of a foreign state has arranged for the production of preparations for cleaning baths and used alcohol, which is not a poison. But one of the leaders decided to separately earn. And, not knowing really what he was doing, got denatured alcohol and used it,” — said Putin, adding that he considers the incident a terrible tragedy. The head of state called the big problem of alcoholism among the population. According to him, currently a range of measures to combat this phenomenon. In particular, we are talking about banning the sale of alcohol near schools. According to Ministry of health of the Irkutsk region,

Shoigu announced the decision to abolish the Spetsstroy

Photo: RIA Novosti Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the decision was made to eliminate the Federal Agency for special construction Spetsstroy, according to the Rambler/news citing TASS. “Special attention was paid to addressing the causes associated with delays of construction and commissioning of special objects, reduction of receivables and elimination of over-limit financing. This is a serious reform military-a building complex. The Spetsstroy of Russia is abolished,” announced Shoigu. According to him, the Agency will replace 8 Federal state unitary enterprises, which will take on responsibility for the construction of special facilities of the Ministry. This is to avoid the emergence of intermediaries in the implementation of contracts for construction. Earlier it was proposed to abolish the Spetsstroy because of the large number of complaints about the turnaround time and quality. The Agency was engaged in the construction of the barracks in Omsk, but in 2015, she collapsed. Killing

Obama’s adviser said China posed a greater threat than Russia

China is a big competition and threat to the U.S. than Russia. This was stated by first Deputy adviser to the President for national security Ben Rhodes, reports RIA Novosti.   Rhodes noted that Russia poses a “direct threat to international order and stability.” Unlike Russia, “China is a much more powerful country and much more is positioned as a competitor to the United States.”   Earlier it was reported that the administration elected President of the USA of Donald trump refused to include Russia in the list of possible threats to U.S. national security. Photo: Alexander vilf / RIA Novosti

Churkin: UN security Council resolution on Israeli settlements, calls for end to violence

Vitaly Churkin © AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews UN, December 24. /Offset. TASS Igor Borisenko/. The resolution of the UN Security Council to demand that Israel immediately stop all settlement activity on Palestinian land based on the wording, reflecting the international community’s position on the illegality of settlement activities. This was stated on Friday at a UN security Council meeting, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin.

Assistant trump refused to work in the White house

Jason Miller Assistant elected President of the USA of Donald trump Jason Miller, who two days ago were invited to engage in public relations in the new administration, announced on Saturday that it will not work in the White house. This publication reports Politico. According to Miller, he decided that he needed to spend more time with family. Next month he and his wife are expecting their second child. On 22 December it was announced that press Secretary for the new President will be the representative of the National Committee of the Republican party, Sean Spicer. Also trump called Miller among their colleagues that will work in leading positions in the line of public relations. He also mentioned hope Hicks and Dan Scavino. The President has decided on candidates for key positions. The White house administration will lead Pribus Raines, the attorney General will be the Senator from Alabama Jeff

Putin was asked about the biggest mistake during his presidency

Vladimir Putin During the big press conference of Vladimir Putin journalist Vladimir Gusev from the Agency “Notepad” asked what his mistake the head of state believes the biggest during presidential terms. About it the correspondent “”. Putin noted that such questions he has already asked many times, and added that everyone makes mistakes, without it “no man lives and works.” “I will try to learn from all their mistakes, flaws, however, make them smaller in the future, so that we worked together, and I including, more effective,” he concluded. Putin takes the highest state post in 2012, was previously the President of the government, which led in 2008 To the Cabinet it came after two presidential terms. The next presidential elections will be held in 2018. The elected leader will hold office for six years. Putin has the right to run, but has not yet decided whether to participate.

Putin in the defense Ministry visited the exhibition of advanced developments of military equipment

© Mikhail Metzel/TASS MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin got acquainted with the advanced developments of military equipment during a visit to the exhibition at the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation. The head of state has passed in exhibition at the conclusion of the extended meeting of the Collegium of the defense Ministry.