In Afghanistan and Pakistan, an avalanche killed more than 100 people

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, over 100 people were killed in an avalanche. About it reports BBC News. According to recent reports, in Afghanistan the death toll was 106 people, dozens wounded. The largest number of deaths in Nuristan province on the Pakistani border: there is an avalanche were completely buried two villages, one inhabited by 53 people. None of them survived. Pakistani rescuers reported nine dead in the North-West of the country. Several people froze in the car, unable to get out of snow drifts. The number of victims of the disaster are not fully determined: with many villages there is no connection to get through to them is impossible because of the continuing snowfall and road blockages. On the highway Kabul — Kandahar police and soldiers managed to rescue from drifts more than 250 vehicles. As soon as the weather improves, in Nuristan rescuers will fly two helicopters. Kabul

The analyst expanded the list of potential retirees among the governors

Konstantin Kalachev The list of potential candidates for dismissal of heads of regions is wider than reported. This view was expressed by the head “Political expert group” Konstantin Kalachev told “”. Monday, February 6. “I would add to this list added of the Governor of Primorsky Krai Vladimir Miklushevsky. There, too, the situation is complicated: protest sentiments are growing, the state Duma elections were not very successful,” said Kalachev. According to him, there are heads of regions, which may leave positions not because of bad management decisions, and for health reasons. “Yevgeny Savchenko, Belgorod oblast, for example, still the 24th year in the region since 1993. He had a special relationship, he’s a good Manager, but poor health is a well known fact, so it will change,” — said the expert. Earlier on Monday, the Perm Governor Viktor Basargin announced plans to prematurely resign. He said that already addressed with

The national Council for homeopathy has accused pharmaceutical companies in the lobbying decision of the Commission of Sciences

The Chairman of the “National Council for homeopathy” Alexey Karpeev has accused pharmaceutical companies that they lobbied the Memorandum of the Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), who recognized homeopathy pseudoscience. It is reported by the Federal news Agency. “Homeopathy as there are so many is after her. Homeopathic medicines take in the total number of medications two to three percent. But the pharmaceutical companies even these percentages do not want to give. It lobbied, because in all other areas homeopathy is growing every year,” said Karpeev. He compared homeopathy with genetics that in the first half of the twentieth century also recognized pseudoscience. On 6 February it became known that the Commission on pseudoscience when the RAS Presidium prepared a Memorandum “On the false scientific character of homeopathy”. The Ministry of health recommended the deletion of the homeopathic medicines from public hospitals Antimonopoly service — to protect

Russia called cynicism demolition of the monument of brotherhood in arms in Poland

Photo: RIA Novosti The Russian foreign Ministry called the demolition of the monument of brotherhood in arms in the Polish city of Zabrze in Silesia violation of resolution of the UN General Assembly on combating glorification of Nazism, said the foreign Ministry. “The dismantling of the monument was a violation of the obligations undertaken by the Polish side under the current Russian-Polish agreements”, – stated in the message of the foreign Ministry. It is noted that Moscow and Warsaw have pledged to preserve and protect cemeteries, burial monuments and other memorial sites. “It emerges quite unattractive trend, highlighting the special cynicism of the actions of the Polish side: the dismantling of the monument was carried out on the eve of the 72nd anniversary of liberation from Nazi invaders”, – stated in the message. Earlier it was reported that the Russian Embassy in Latvia has sent to the foreign Ministry a

Putin gave instructions to the government on the protection of forests

Photo: RIA Novosti Russian President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to the government on issues of use, protection, protection and reproduction of forests and trafficking of timber, reports RIA Novosti. Cabinet instructed to take measures aimed at improving the economic efficiency of timber processing complex. Also the government needs to study the issue of establishing the rates of export customs duties in respect of the lumber with a low degree of processing, and tariff quotas on their export. In addition, Putin instructed to provide the number of state forest inspectors in accordance with the regulations of the patrolling forest officials exercising Federal state forest supervision. The government also needs to take measures to improve the accounting of wood and transactions with it. The report must be submitted by may 1. Responsible for the execution of orders assigned to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Lavrov, Mogherini discussed the worsening situation in the Donbass

Photo: RIA Novosti The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini in a telephone conversation discussed the worsening situation in Eastern Ukraine and other issues. About it reports a press-service of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs. “During the meeting the sides discussed the situation in Libya, the problems of the Syrian settlement, the deterioration of the situation in Ukraine, the situation in the Balkans”, — stated in the message. It is noted that Mogherini and Lavrov agreed to hold a meeting on the sidelines of one of the upcoming events for collaboration on various issues and the state of Affairs in relations between Russia and the EU. Earlier Federica Mogherini called on parties to Ukrainian conflict to immediately cease fire in the Donbass.

Under Yoshkar-Ola on fire half-sunken ship: video

Near the city of Zvenigovo Mari El Republic lit up the ship stood unused, this was reported on the website of EMERCOM in the region. Video showing the fire, placed in the Network.   It is noted that the ship was in the waters of the shipyard on the Volga river. To the scene arrived two offices pozharno-saving parts, also sent an operative group led by Deputy head of the regional emergencies Ministry fire protection by Mykola Shatunova.   As a result of fire there were no injuries. At the moment, firefighters and rescue workers are busy extinguishing the fire. Earlier it was reported that these unexploited boat settled in the water at the level of the second deck, partially Satanov. Video: Typical Zvenigovo / VKontakte

The Minister of defence of Germany hosted a sex seminar for the military

The Minister of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen personally conducted the first sex-a seminar for military personnel in Germany. According to the German newspaper Bild, the soldiers intend to enlighten on “diversity and non-traditional orientation.”   According to the publication, to introduce the practice lessons “sexual etiquette” the defense Minister pushed the statistics. According to official figures, nearly seven percent of the military – about 17 thousand people, “hold gay”.   According to the head of the Ministry of defence of Germany Ursula von der Leyen, which belongs to the initiative, these courses will enhance “competitiveness, flexibility and openness” of the German army.   Photo: Kay Nietfeld, dpa / Globallookpress

A resident of Mariupol removed as a column of tanks APU moves to the front

In the Internet appeared the video, as a large column of military equipment moving through the streets of Mariupol. The video, filmed by a resident of the city, publishes the portal “Russian spring”. The footage shows that the armored vehicles driving through the streets, accompanied by cars of road patrol service.   The author of the video suggests that, judging by the direction of motion, APU relocating technique in the area of Kominternovo, where recently the situation has escalated on the line of contact.   “Going to bomb the locals, and then say that Russian shelling,” says the author of the video, adding: “You have to hurry”.   At the end of January in the East of Ukraine resumed active hostilities. APU went on the offensive in the region of Donetsk and on the South, on the coast of the Azov sea. Video: Ira world / YouTube