The relics of St. Nicholas will arrive in Russia for the first time in 930 years In Moscow, from the papal Basilica in Bari will bring a particle of the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. This happens for the first time in 930 years, said the Chairman of the Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev). The relics will be in Russia from 21 may to 28 July 2017, said Metropolitan Hilarion in a live TV channel “Russia 24”. “Every year hundreds of believers of the Moscow Patriarchate arrive in Bari to venerate the honourable relics of the great Saint of God, — said Metropolitan Hilarion. — However, the majority of Orthodox Russia pilgrimage are far too difficult. Pope Francis and the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill I hope that prayer have wonder-working relics of the Saint will serve to strengthen faith in the hearts of
Photo: RIA Novosti The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will take part in the meeting of foreign Ministers of the Arctic Council. This was during the weekly briefing said the official representative of the MFA of Russia Maria Zakharova. It is noted that the meeting will be held may 10-11 in Alaska. In addition, she said that Lavrov may 4, will visit Finland.
Photo: RIA Novosti The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova criticized the refusal of the members of staff of the candidate in presidents of France Emmanuel Makron accreditation of Russian journalists, RIA “Novosti”. “Given the fact that other foreign media are obstacles not experienced, consider data restrictive measures as a deliberate and blatant discrimination of the Russian media on the part of the candidate state, which has historically been on guard of freedom of speech,” she said. Zakharova also urged to pay attention to this incident, representatives of specialized international organizations and the competent authorities of France as a violation of the rights of the media during presidential elections. Earlier it was reported that experts on cyber security have uncovered evidence pointing to possible involvement of the Russian hacker groups for attacks on members of the election campaign of Emmanuel Macron.
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky © Anna Isakova/photo Department of the state Duma of the Russian Federation/TASS MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky supported the President of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt, the PACE Bureau which expressed confidence in connection with the visit to Syria together with the deputies of the state Duma. Agramunt before shot is not falling “We in the state Duma expressed support for the noble and courageous position of President of PACE Pedro Agramunt (to visit Syria) and will keep him sane members of the Assembly close and constructive contact,” he told reporters. Slutsky added that “Pedro Agramunt – a fundamental and powerful politician, indifferent to the future of Europe and the Council of Europe in particular, who decided to look at the situation in
Opposition Activist Ildar Dading © Artyom Korotayev/TASS MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. The government does not support a bill to repeal article 212.1 of the criminal code, which was condemned activist Ildar Dading and which envisages criminal prosecution for systematic violations at the rallies. This is stated in the opinion on the draft law, submitted to the lower house on 6 February, the deputies of the LDPR faction Igor Lebedev, Yaroslav Nilavum, Sergei Ivanov and Andrei Lead. “The government of the Russian Federation does not support the bill”, – stated in the document, a copy of which is available on the TASS. Its decision, the Cabinet proves “the absence in the bill of any statistical data confirming the necessity of making the proposed changes to the criminal code”. In addition, the government refers to the decision of the constitutional court, which “has not found the bases for recognition contrary to article
The building of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation © Gennady Homeland MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. Moscow reserves the right to take action to protect its interests and national security, after the accession of Montenegro to NATO. So the Russian foreign Ministry commented on the decision of the Assembly of Montenegro’s accession to NATO. “It is with deep regret to say that the current leadership of the country and its Western backers still have not listened to the voice of reason and conscience, – is spoken in the comment of the foreign Ministry. – The adoption of the fundamental acts that affect fundamental questions about the security of the state, by a vote of individual members on the basis of formal put together a majority without taking into account the views of the people of the country – a demonstrative act of violation of all democratic norms
Turkey stated that it agreed with Russia on the purchase of the C-400 ANKARA, 28 APR — RIA Novosti. Moscow and Ankara have reached an agreement in principle on the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, negotiations on price, said the foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu. Before the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan at a meeting in Sochi on may 3 to discuss the question of supply Ankara With 400. “We have agreed in principle with Russia for the purchase of C-400. Negotiations on joint production and price. We wanted to buy a missile defense system of NATO, but, unfortunately, they are not included in our position”, — Cavusoglu said in an interview with the newspaper Haberturk. Earlier, representatives of the Russian and Turkish authorities have repeatedly stated about the ongoing Moscow and Ankara negotiations
The head of the PACE Committee is not aware of the amendment mechanism of impeachment STRASBOURG, 28 APR — RIA Novosti. The head of the profile Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Liliane Maury Pasquier yet knows nothing about the mechanism of amending the regulations of the Assembly, introducing the procedure for the removal of speaker from office. That parliamentary Committee has begun work on amendments, impeachment, told RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of the Assembly George Legwinski. “I don’t know yet,” said Maury, answering the question, what is the procedure for amending the regulation on the procedure of impeachment. MEPs demanded a vote of no confidence to President of PACE Pedro Agramunt on Monday at the opening session of the Assembly. The reason was the discontent of deputies visit of the PACE President to Syria. Agramunt himself called it a mistake. On Tuesday in the Assembly
PACE prepare the impeachment of the head Assembly STRASBOURG, 28 APR — RIA Novosti. The relevant Committee of the PACE has begun work on amendments to the regulations of the Assembly for introduction of procedure of removal of speaker from office, told RIA Novosti Vice-speaker of the Assembly George Legwinski. “This procedure, which is not changed, the procedure is considered, according to the order, may be accelerated in connection with a problem that exists,” he said, answering the question, what is the procedure for the adoption of amendments to the regulations and when they are adopted. Ukrainian MP stated that the vote on the question of amending regulations can take place in plenary meeting. “I think it will be the vote in plenary”, he said. Answering clarifying question about whether it can pass in the June session, Legwinski answered “Yes”. He added that PACE is waiting for statements from the
Antonio Guterres You must keep the channels of communication with North Korea to avoid escalation of the situation in relations with Pyongyang. This was stated by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, his words are reports Reuters. “Lack of communication channels with North Korea is very dangerous. We must avoid misunderstanding. You need to act now to achieve a stable peace,” — said the Secretary General. Earlier on 28 April about the possibility of a serious conflict with the DPRK, said the President of the United States Donald trump. “We would have solved all through diplomacy, but it is extremely difficult,” — said the American leader. According to him, Chinese President XI Jinping is doing everything possible to resolve the Korean crisis, however, “it is possible that it is simply unreal”. Earlier it was reported that the US is ready to launch a preemptive strike on military targets of the DPRK, if