Times appreciated the gracious gesture Putin not to expel diplomats

The decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to take ‘mirror’ measures in response to US actions and not to send from Russia 35 American diplomats benevolent gesture for the New year. This assessment took place on the days events gave the British newspaper The Times.   “This move is supportive of a new year gesture, contrasting with the last vengeful blow to President Barack Obama,” the article reads (translated by RIA Novosti).   Times journalists pointed out that all previous mass expulsions of diplomats, which took place during the cold voids, has always led to retaliation of the other party.   “Soft Putin’s response came as a surprise after Russian officials predicted the use of reflex action in response to Obama’s statement,” concludes the newspaper.   We will remind, by the decree of Barack Obama 35 Russian diplomats must leave the U.S. within 72 hours. In addition, employees of the

The media learned about the Russian air strikes along the route of oil supplies in Syria

The portal, Al Masdar reported that the Russian air and space forces on Saturday, December 31, struck the route of oil supply, which uses the grouping “Islamic state”. The route connects the Eastern part of the province of HOMS and raqqa province. Russian planes began to strike blows at 04:30 Moscow time and continued operation for six hours. Then, according to the portal, they headed West to the vicinity of Palmyra. According to military sources, the attacks were the positions of the IG in rich hydrocarbon settlements Suhana and Arak (both located in the province of HOMS). The result was destroyed several vehicles that were required to be submitted in Raqqa. “Russian space forces constantly monitors the oil route from Central Syria to ensure that militants are not able to transport resources in the Northern part of the country,” said Al Masdar. The defense Ministry has not commented on information

In Moscow on New year announced a storm warning

In Moscow on Saturday, 31 December, because of the strong wind announced a storm warning. It is reported TASS with reference to Roshydromet. It is expected that until about 21:00 Moscow time the wind gusts will reach 15 meters per second. In this regard, motorists were advised not to leave cars under trees, and pedestrians — around loose billboards and road signs. According to a site Gismeteo, the temperature in the capital in the evening of 31 December will reach two degrees Celsius. In early January holidays are also expected to fairly warm weather, however, on the night of 3 to 4 January, the temperature begins to dramatically decrease. On Christmas day, January 7, forecasters expect that it will reach minus 25 degrees. The last time a storm warning in Moscow announced in early December due to wet snow, sleet and strong winds with gusts up to 17 meters per

“Naftogaz” signed a loan agreement for $ 500 million

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” signed an agreement on attracting credit lines under the guarantee of the world Bank for the purchase of gas, the amount of the guarantee amounted to $ 500 million, reported RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the energy company.   “The credit line provided by a guarantee of the world Bank, which in turn provided a state guarantee in the framework of the additional energy of formation of the Fund,” – said in a statement.   Loan agreement signed with banks, Citi and Deutsche. The credit line will last for four years, two of which will be spent on the injection of fuel and two to repay the loan. According to the world Bank allocated loan funds of the company shall be sufficient for two years, including the heating season. Photo: Danil Shamkin / ZUMAPRESS / Globallookpress

Klintsevich: Russia’s refusal to send U.S. diplomats is an act of power, conscious of his innocence

Franz Klintsevich © Valery sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, December 31. /TASS/. The response of Russia, refused to go to the mirror and steps to expel American diplomats after the demarche of Washington, can be described as an act of power, aware of its power and correctness. This opinion was expressed by first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich, according to the website of the party “United Russia”.

Zakharova said the expulsion from the USA of Russian citizens

Maria Zaharovairina: the Russian foreign Ministry told about at the bottom of the Obama administration The total number of Russians who must leave the United States, is 96 people. On Friday, December 30, reported the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports TASS. “It is not only diplomats, but also members of their families,” she said. According to Zakharova, among them are children of school and preschool age. The foreign Ministry noted that in the sanction list including diplomats arrived in the United States only two months ago. Previously, on 30 December expelled from the United States diplomats sent the plane special flight detachment “Russia” office of the President of the Russian Federation. The day before the US authorities decided within 72 hours 35 to expel Russian diplomats, as well as close access to two objects used by them. The White house claim that this is the answer

Without light there are 88 settlements in Crimea

In 88 settlements in the Crimea was a power cut. The reason was adverse weather conditions. On Friday, December 30, reports the Ministry of energy. The problems began at 11:00 local time (coincides with Moscow). “Without electricity remained part of the household consumers (about 27 800 people) in the cities of Sudak and Sochi, in 88 settlements Simferopol, Red Perekop, Feodosia, Kerch, Yevpatoria and may day areas”, — stated in the message of the Ministry. Energy take measures for temporary power supply of socially important objects. The head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that the instructions to troubleshoot this already. “I think that all will end happily, New year all Crimeans with the light will meet”, — quotes its RIA Novosti.

Syrian authorities have thanked Russia for its support of the sovereignty of the country

Photo: The Ministry Of Defence Syrian authorities thank Russia for consistently supporting the territorial integrity and support the sovereignty of the country, told reporters on Thursday following the meeting with the President of Syria, Bashar Assad the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev. Senator in the delegation of the Federation Council and the European Parliament is in Damascus. According to Kosachev, the delegation for the first time working in this format was accepted by Assad, held talks with the Chairman of the National Council (Parliament speaker) All Abbas and leaders of major political factions, visited the Center for temporary placement of displaced persons in Damascus, “al-Yves” and examined the base of the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation “Hamim”. “In the course of a thorough and Frank conversation with Bashar al-Assad, which lasted more than an hour, the President of ATS, expressed strong support taken

Adelina Sotnikova can deny the Olympic gold in media

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova can deprive an Olympic gold medal in connection with the appearance of her name in the report of Richard McLaren, this writes the Italian La Gazetta dello Sport.   According to the publication, Sotnikova was included in the list of more than thousands of Russian athletes, which McLaren suspects in the “manipulation of doping samples”.   Earlier it was reported that this report also appeared the names of the figure skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Ksenia Stolbova. According to the publication, the Italian reporters there is a complete list of the names of the Russian athletes, which McLaren considered suspicious.   The head of the Commission world anti-doping Agency Richard McLaren published the second part of its report on doping abusein which he accused the Russian athletes, in November of this year.   Following the publication of the first part of the report, we will remind,