In the state Duma explained the expansion of the “Magnitsky list”

Photo: RIA Novosti Extension of U.S. sanctions on the basis of the Magnitsky act — a continuation of the policy of forcing relations with Russia, it is the continuity of such a course the Obama administration is trying to impose on the newly-elected President Donald Trump, said RIA Novosti first Deputy head of the Duma Committee for international relations Dmitry Novikov (CPRF). The U.S. Treasury on Monday on the basis of the Magnitsky act imposed sanctions against five Russian citizens, including the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin. According to a press release of the Ministry, the list of sanctions also included Andrei Lugovoi, Dmitry Kovtun, Stanislav Gordievsky and Gennady Plaksin. “Expanding the list of those who fall under US sanctions from among the citizens of Russia, is the continuation of politics by forcing the relations between the US and Russia. This policy, the Obama

More than 470 thousand people have received deferred or exempted from military service during autumn conscription

© Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. More than 620 thousand recruits arrived in the military during the autumn draft last year, of which 470 thousand received an exemption or postponement from the military service. This was announced on Wednesday, the head of the main organizational-mobilization Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Vasily Tonkoshkura.

From Chikatilo maniac to from Angarsk: is it possible to calculate a serial killer

High-profile murders committed in Angarsk (Irkutsk region) in the 90-ies, has recently re-appeared on the main pages – this time not Newspapers, and news sites. Maniac Mikhail Popkov admitted he had committed 22 offences, which already is serving a life sentence, and even on 47 (25 episodes, he is only charged), and more than 80 murders.   The man, who was called “the Angarsk Chikatilo”, surpassed its predecessor, on account of which 53 proved murders. Catch Popkov was only in 2012, although the first crime he committed in 1994. Eighteen bloody years to figure it was only through DNA analysis. Traces at the crime scene Popkov did not leave, but among his friends no one in the head would not come that night, this smiling man meets with the girls, taking them to the woods, rapes and scores to death, disfiguring the body.   And is it possible to recognize

Imams in Italy will introduce the principles of the Constitution

Italian authorities plan to hold a series of training courses for imams and other non-Catholic clerics to familiarize with the basics of the Constitution. About it reports The Local. The program is designed for religious workers who come to Italy from countries outside the European Union. “The goal is to create an atmosphere of tolerance through the teaching of rights and responsibilities that are inherent in our democratic societies,” said Professor of the University of Bologna by Frederick Botti. The organization of such classes is part of the plan of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country to improve the integration of Muslims in Italy. The government hopes to establish a dialogue between religions and cultures and to avoid the radicalization of believers. The publication notes that in 2015 from the country on suspicion of extremist propaganda were deported 134 people, including 12 imams. The first classes will start

The expert questioned the desire of Russians to eat vegetables instead of meat

Replace meat for vegetables in the diet of Russians can only be associated with economic reasons — lack of funds. On Tuesday, January 11, said in an interview with National news service (NSN), Professor, doctor of medical Sciences Alexey Kovalkov. “There is even no other options. Because our people have always loved meat,” he said. The Professor added that such changes are unlikely to have a positive impact on the health of inhabitants of Russia. “If fats and carbohydrates nutritionists still argue, the preservation of the protein mass is recognized by all. Everyone should get the minimal amount of pure protein of 70 grams. According to our Russian standards”, — kavalkou said. Earlier, on 11 January, “Izvestia”, citing data from Rosstat reported that residents were eating less meat, fish, dairy products, sugar and more vegetables. In mid-November 2016, Rosstat reported on the decline in real incomes of Russians in October

Churkin: some members of the UN do not seek to resolve the conflict in Syria

Photo: TASS Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin told “Izvestia” about results of year of work of the organization, the initiatives for reform and the desire of some member countries to prevent the settlement of the conflict in Syria. Churkin said that 2016 was a difficult and eventful. Thus, according to him, in the whole range of issues significant positive balance, although many of the problems moved to 2017. On the question of whether the members of the organization to adequately respond to contemporary global challenges, Churkin replied, “Yes and no”. But one thing is clear: if member States are not engaged in finding solutions to the situation in the conflict hotbeds would have been much worse, noted the Ambassador. He stressed that in this regard, the example of Syria. Which became the most acute problem of the international community in the past year. According to Churkin,

System “friend or foe” for the PAK FA has passed preliminary tests

Promising aviation complex tactical aviation (PAK FA) T-50 © Photo courtesy of the state Corporation “Dry”/TASS MSOKWA, January 11. /TASS/. United instrument Corporation (OPK, is a state Corporation rostec) has completed preliminary tests of the system of the radar identification “-another’s” for the advanced and upgraded aircraft systems, su-35S, PAK FA (Prospective airborne complex of frontline aviation) and Il-76. About TASS reported in the Corporation.

Peskov explained that threaten the world a new anti-Russian US sanctions

The sanctions proposed by U.S. senators, can damage not only relations between Washington and Moscow, but also damage the global economy. This was told to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.   According to him, negative consequences for Russia are also possible. However, the country will find a way and mechanisms in order to minimize the risks.   Earlier, us lawmakers initiated the draft law on the strengthening of sanctions against Russia. In particular, the restrictions will affect the energy sector. Also in the “black list” – those involved in the privatization of Russian assets and is engaged in the acquisition of sovereign debt of the country. Before the document will be submitted to the President for signature, it must be approved by both houses of Congress.   Peskov emphasized that for Russia the new sanctions a serious threat are not. Now the domestic economy and the

Sands: the energy sector of the Russian Federation may adopt compensation measures in case of new US sanctions

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov © Valery sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. The Kremlin is convinced that the Russian energy sector is able to take compensatory measures in case of introduction of new US sanctions against Russia. “There is no doubt that the system, the sector (energy) of the (Russian) economy – he will find appropriate compensation measures in order to minimize any possible damage from such actions (new US sanctions)”, – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.