The rocket “Soyuz” with the cargo ship “Progress” was launched from Baikonur

The rocket “Soyuz” with the cargo ship “Progress” was launched from Baikonur The carrier rocket “Soyuz-U” with a cargo spacecraft “Progress MS-05” was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome. Stream run was conducted on the website of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”. “Estimated time of separation of the spacecraft from the 3rd stage of the launch vehicle and the removal of the ship into orbit — 09:07 GMT”, — reported in the mission control Center. According to TSUP, the mission program provided a two-day scheme of the spacecraft rendezvous with the International space station (ISS). The vehicle docking with ISS is scheduled for approximately 11:34 GMT on 24 February. The convergence of the transport ship “Progress MS-05” with the station and docking to docking compartment Pirs will be carried out in automatic mode under control specialists Mission control and the Russian members of the ISS crew — Sergei Ryzhikov and Oleg Novitsky. LIFTOFF!

Experts will take several weeks to assess the causes of death Churkin

Experts will take several weeks to assess the causes of death Churkin Forensic experts have been unable to determine cause of death permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin, this may take a few weeks. Reported by the Associated Press. 17фотографий17фотографий17фотографий New York forensic experts came to the conclusion on the need for Toxicological and other examinations. The case of the death of a diplomat, according to practice, transferred to the city Bureau is judicial-medical examination. Vitaly Churkin died in new York on Monday, February 20, the day before your 65th birthday. According to the newspaper The New York Post, in the morning, the diplomat felt ill due to “heart problems” in a serious condition he was taken to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save his life. Vitaly Churkin was Russia’s permanent representative to the UN since 2006. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin awarded him

The network has presented a map of the most dangerous countries in the world

The network has presented a map of the most dangerous countries in the world Portal user Reddit under the nickname Loulan showed on the map, what States are most afraid of the inhabitants of the countries of the world. For short term visitors Reddit brought his creation to the top of the resource. The map Loulan used data from the 2013 survey, in which residents of 65 countries, said the States believe the biggest threat to world peace. Most respondents feared the United States of America. In particular, the main aggressor, the US called participated in the survey, the Russians, the Chinese, the people of Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, Latin America and some European countries. On the second place in this list is Pakistan. Afraid of him in Afghanistan, India and the adjacent countries. The greatest threat to peace is Iran, according to the United States, Canada, the UK and

Shoigu proposed to abandon the “endless militarization” of Russia

Shoigu proposed to abandon the “endless militarization” of Russia The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu proposed to abandon the militarization of Russia, making the initial military training optional. His proposal to the Minister, as reported by “Interfax”, said at the government hour in the state Duma. Shoigu proposed to abandon the compulsory military training, focusing on “Patriotic education”. “We must not militarize the country forever,” — he stressed. At the same time, the Minister noted that a positive attitude to the development of Junior military movement in Russia. According to him, currently, “every school that ended the leadership of the Armed forces” has already been created by Junior military groups. They are supervised by representatives of the command of the army. Shoigu also suggested deputies to take on the responsibility for the supervision of Junior military units. “Imagine appears 450 class, and each member will be for this

Russians will be able to visit Armenia on internal passports

Russians will be able to visit Armenia on internal passports MOSCOW, 22 Feb — RIA Novosti. Citizens of the Russian Federation from February 23 will be able to visit Armenia on internal passports, said the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. “I would like to Express my satisfaction, that tomorrow comes into force a change in the agreement on visa-free travel, under which Russian citizens can visit Armenia on internal passports” — he said after talks with foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. The government of Armenia on 16 February, approved the new rules of entry for Russians. Thus the authorities intend to increase the tourist flow. The Minister of justice of Armenia Arpine Hovhannisyan had earlier said that when crossing the border, passports will not put any marks on the entry to the documents are not expired.

The defence Ministry will be formed in 2017, four new divisions, including the Kuril Islands

The defence Ministry will be formed in 2017, four new divisions, including the Kuril Islands MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The defense Ministry in 2017 plans to complete the establishment of four new divisions, including for the protection of the Kuril Islands. This was announced on February 22 the state Duma during the “parliamentary hour” defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. “I hope this year to complete the placement of three divisions on the Western borders and the South-West. We are actively working to protect the Kuril Islands. There we have to accommodate division, we also need this year to complete,” said the Minister. Shoigu also said that in 2017 completed work on the protection of the coastline of Russia with missile systems “Bal” and “Bastion”. In particular, this program is completed in the Crimea.

Peskov: Putin has not yet made any statements about participation in the presidential elections in 2018

Photo: RIA Novosti Russian President Vladimir Putin has made no statements concerning his participation in presidential elections in 2018. This drew the attention of his press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, commenting on possible options for future elections. “President Putin himself has repeatedly said that it was premature to make any electoral petition, he no announcement has been done so far”, – said Peskov. He added that before the start of the electoral campaign still enough time, so “while the agenda is different.” As previously said a source in the Kremlin administration, the Federal center is put before the heads of subjects of the Russian Federation the task to hold the Russian presidential elections legitimate, and violations will be punished. One of the participants of the expert meetings and regional authorities with representatives of the Kremlin administration noted that legitimacy is a key target parameter in the successful presidential elections. Another indicator,

Russia has invited the representatives of Sweden to visit the Crimea

Photo: RIA Novosti I gave Moscow Stockholm the invitation to visit Crimea at any convenient for Swedish side level, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “In connection with questions that the Minister asked about the situation in Crimea, we invited our Swedish colleagues on formal, informal level — politicians, journalists, experts to visit the area of the Russian Federation and to see how there really are things,” said Lavrov, after a meeting with Swedish foreign Minister Margot wallström.

Zakharova ironically commented on the words klimkina about “Ukrainian proverb”

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin © Alexander Shcherbak/TASS MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova ironically commented on the statement of foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, during which he called the expression “about the dead either good or nothing”, “Ukrainian proverb”. “Yesterday the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in the anti-ecstasy agreed to what is called the expression “About the dead or good or anything” “Ukrainian proverb”. Latin they, apparently, also lyustrirovali”, – Zakharov wrote on his page in Facebook.

The Chinese government of Xinjiang will issue 100 million yuan for information about the attacks

Authorities the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region (XUAR) of the PRC announced the allocation of 100 million yuan (14.5 million U.S. dollars), which shall be paid for the information on terrorists and their accomplices operating in the region. About it reports Reuters. The maximum size of a single payment of five million yuan, such reward is provided for information about future terrorist attacks in places with large gathering of people. For the information for the links of the extremists, the promotion of Jihad or the organization of illegal border crossing relies on two to three million. The money will be paid even reports of women covering the face and wearing long beards the men — the information the Chinese authorities was estimated at 2 thousand yuan. All informants are guaranteed anonymity. Xinjiang is located in Northwest of China. In the region there are Islamic radicals, mostly ethnic Uighurs fighting for an