Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall. The ceremony is timed to celebrate in Russia Day of the defender of Fatherland. It was attended by the veterans of the great Patriotic war, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speakers of the Federation Council and the state Duma Valentina Matvienko, Vyacheslav Volodin, the head of the Russian presidential administration Anton Vaino, head of the military Department Sergei Shoigu, Ministers, other statesmen and political figures, representatives of veterans ‘ organizations. Soldiers of the Presidential regiment mounted at the Eternal flame wreath with ribbon in colors of the Russian flag and the inscription “to the Unknown Soldier from the President of the Russian Federation”. In the hands of the head of state carried a bouquet of red
Body Vitaly Churkin delivered home MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. The plane with the body of the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin has landed in the capital airport Sheremetyevo. The Russian diplomat died in the USA on 20 February, the day before your 65th birthday. 16фотографий16фотографий16фотографий On Wednesday, Churkin said goodbye to the staff of the permanent mission in new York, diplomats and staff of the UN Secretariat. In Moscow, a memorial service will be held on February 24. “The ceremony of farewell to the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin will be held February 24 at 10:30 in the Great hall mourning CDB YAC President (street of Marshal Timoshenko, 25)”, — informed the Russian dipvedomstva. Diplomat will be buried on Troekurov cemetery. Churkin died in working post. “This post has always been the combat,” — said in connection with the death
Shoigu congratulated servicemen on the defenders of the Fatherland Day The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu congratulated servicemen and veterans on defender of the Fatherland Day. The text of congratulation published on the official website of the Russian defense Ministry. The Minister recalled that on February 23 in Russia is traditionally recall the heroic pages of history of our country. We pay tribute to the exploits of the Russian army, as well as honor those who currently ensures the safety of the state. According to Sergei Shoigu, our army and Navy have always defended their homeland. And the current generation of defenders continues the winning tradition. — Members of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation persistently improving its military skills, possesses the new weapons and equipment, successfully opposed to international terrorism, demonstrating exemplary skill and courage in the tasks in the Syrian Arab Republic! — the message
Putin estimated the fighting in Syria, fighters from the former Soviet Union The war in Syria about nine thousand fighters from former Soviet countries, said President of Russia Vladimir Putin. His words are quoted by the press service of the Kremlin. “According to the Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff and other intelligence agencies, such as the FSB, it’s up to four thousand from Russia, and five thousand of the republics of the CIS”, — said the head of state at a meeting with the sailors who participated in the campaign to the coast of Syria. Putin thanked servicemen, noting that in Moscow understand what “hotbed of terrorism” in Syria threatens Russia. The commander of the Russian group of forces in Syria, Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov reported in early January that two months the pilots of naval aviation made 420 sorties, destroying 1.2 thousand people. “Almost all the flights took
The Syrian opposition announced the release of the IG El-Baba The Syrian town of al-Bab and completely liberated from the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). “The city of al-Bab was fully liberated after fierce battles with the SSA IG”, — TASS quoted the official representative of the free Syrian army (FSA) armed opposition Osama Abu Zeid. In Geneva today held a new round of Syrian peace talks, He could become the first attempt to restore UN lost its role in resolving the Syrian conflict.
Poll: Le Pen would win the first round of presidential elections, but lost in the second MOSCOW, 23 Feb — RIA Novosti. The leader of the party “national front” marine Le Pen will win in the first round of the presidential elections in France, but the head of state will not, according to the polling company OpinionWay published on Thursday. According to the survey, in the first round for Le Pen ready to vote 26% for former economy Minister Emmanuel Macron — 22%, ex-Prime Minister françois Fillon — 21%. The survey also gives two versions of events for the second round of the presidential election. In the first case, Le Pen will meet with Him and lose him, with 40% of the vote. Second scenario the second round of elections involves the meeting of Le Pen and visit where the candidate “natsfronta” also loses, receiving 42% of the vote. The
Photo: RIA Novosti Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on preparation and holding in one of the foreign countries of the international project “Russian seasons”. This was reported on the website of the Russian government. “Signed by order approved the proposal of the Ministry of culture of Russia about the preparation and conduct of…of the project “Russian seasons” — a tour of the best Russian creative collectives, exhibitions of the collections of major Russian museums, festivals of circus art and of Russian cinema”, — stated in the explanatory note to the document. It is noted that in the framework of the international project provides for cultural events in the regions of Russia.
Photo: RIA Novosti In recent years, the opinion of Americans towards Russia and its President Vladimir Putin has improved. This is evidenced by data survey research company Gallup. Among the respondents, and 28% have a positive attitude towards Russia, 70% of respondents reported a negative attitude towards the country. Positively to Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed 22% of Americans, 72% — on the contrary. As noted by Gallup, the percentage of Americans who favor Putin, is the highest since 2003. In 2015, the year it was equal to 13%.
Photo: RIA Novosti Health experts have conducted an autopsy on the body of the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin and found that to determine the cause of death it is necessary to conduct additional tests. As the Associated Press, to determine the causes of death of the diplomat further research, which include toxicology and other tests. It is also reported that to carry out these procedures may take several weeks. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN died February 20 in new York.
Moscow “Spartak” announced the transition to the club Cameroonian defender Audrey Yola Tepatti and Portuguese striker Idrisi Sit Samba. On Thursday, February 23, reported on the website red-and-white. Both players are 18 years old. Zapata played for Cameroon “universal Stars”, Samba — Portuguese “Port”. The amount of the transfers and contract details were not disclosed. The Cameroonian defended the colors of “universal Stars” in 2014. The Portuguese is a graduate of the Lisbon “sporting”. In 2015 played for Porto U19. From 2013 to 2016, the forward played for Portugal youth teams (U15, U16, U17, U18). On 14 February it became known that they have acquired 19-year-old Zambian Fashion to the Sakala. The agreement is for three years, the amount of transfers amounted to 150 thousand euros (159 thousand dollars). After 17 rounds of the Russian football Prime Minister-League “Spartak” has headed the table with 40 points. The second coming of