The state Department declared readiness to resist

Photo: RIA Novosti The state Department budget for 2018 is aimed at “opposition of the hostile influence of Russia” in Europe. This statement was made by the Director of the office for the allocation of resources to the aid of the US state Department Hari Sestri, reports TASS. “This budget will allow us to resist the aggression and the hostile influence of Russia in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia and strengthen national security and protect economic interests of the US in the region,” said Sestri. Sestri added that the budgeted funds will allow US to confront the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state”. In 2018, US $ 24 million would reduce the funding allocated for work with the countries of Europe and Eurasia. The total expenditure of the Department in this area will amount to 470 million 572 thousand. The document notes that the state Department will continue to insist on

Medvedev said about the need to reduce mortgage rates

Photo: RIA Novosti The Russian economy is ripe for reduce mortgage rates to 6-7 percent per annum, said the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with Samara region Governor Nikolai Merkushin. Transcript of the meeting published on Tuesday, may 23, on the government website. Medvedev noted that the decline in mortgage rates is “question Bank”, and the government expects that the rate will be reduced proportionate to the reduction in key rates by the Central Bank. “We have to go (a task we have set for ourselves) on loan rate of 6-7 percent across the country. Macroeconomic conditions in General have matured,” — said Medvedev. The Governor, in turn, informed the Prime Minister that in the Samara region, 70 percent of the acquired property is bought in the mortgage. The level of interest rates, according to Merkushkin, is still around 11 percent per annum. As noted by

Taiwan became the first place in Asia where the authorities have legalized same-sex marriage

Taiwan became the first place in Asia where the authorities have legalized same-sex marriage BEIJING, may 24 — RIA Novosti, Anna was Raccogli. Taiwan became the first place in Asia, where it has been possible to enter into same-sex marriages, after the Supreme Board of judges on Wednesday ruled in favor of the legalization of these unions, according to the publication South China Morning Post. The Council, composed of 14 judges, ruled that article 972 of the Civil code stating that marriage is “a Union between a man and a woman” contrary to the Constitution of Taiwan, the newspaper notes. It is reported that the activists-supporters of same-sex unions for many years tried to defend their interests and have submitted the appropriate requests to the court. The constitutional court of Taiwan on March 24 held a hearing on the legalization of same-sex marriage. The hearing was attended by both supporters

“Sold!”: the most high-profile Sotheby’s auction in 10 years

“Sold!”: the most high-profile Sotheby’s auction in 10 years MOSCOW, may 24 — RIA Novosti, Anna Mikhailova. British auction house Sotheby’s is celebrating ten years of work in Moscow the exhibition “Sight collector”. In the Ivanovo hall of the Russian state library it is possible to see more than 40 works of art acquired by domestic collectors at auction at Sotheby’s, and the top lots of the upcoming auction of Russian art in London. The number ten, of course, conditional. The history of Sotheby’s in Russia began much earlier — with the first auction of Soviet contemporary art in 1988. It was the debut international auction in the Soviet Union. Despite the enormous success of those sales, which gave the world a whole generation of Russian artists, it took another 20 years before it appeared in Moscow representative office of Sotheby’s. In 2007 the auction house was brought here 20

Acquaintance with Pope: how is the reception from the Pontiff

Acquaintance with Pope: how is the reception from the Pontiff May 24, Pope Francis received in the Vatican President of the USA of Donald trump. They talked for 20 minutes and exchanged gifts. All meetings with the Pope are strictly regulated. Where they are, what to wear and who violated the Protocol in the review of RBC. As rehlamentyruetsya Audience with the Primate of the Catholic Church is governed by the Protocol, which has not changed for many years. The ceremony is a compulsory procedure of photographing, the photo service of Vatican city is its own history of papal audiences. Where The meeting takes place in the personal library of the Pope, which is located near his chambers. What to wear There are certain guidelines on dress code for the invited audience. For men is dark suits and dull ties. Women should cover the head and avoid in your outfit

Brazilian authorities evacuated the Ministerial quarter due to unrest

Brazilian authorities evacuated all officials of the buildings on the Esplanade of the ministries in the capital, a passing anti-government protests that escalated into riots. On Wednesday, may 24, according to local portal Veja. Earlier, the protesters, who demanded the resignation of the President of Brazil Michel Temer, set fire to the building of the Ministry of agriculture. Protesters also tried to storm the Ministry of science and technology. A number of other departments have been subjected to vandalism. — Gabriel Elizondo (@elizondogabriel) 24 may 2017, 18:43 The protest was attended by tens of thousands of demonstrators. The rally turned into riots, the police used to disperse the crowd with tear gas. In response, protesters overturned portable toilets and set them on fire, staging an impromptu barricade, the Associated Press reports. The scandal erupted after the recording appeared where Michel Temer supposedly discusses “buying the silence” of former speaker of

Former US Secretary of state Kerry advised the Americans to learn Russian language

John Kerry Former U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry advised the American students to learn Russian language. Excerpts from the speech of a diplomat, which he will deliver later in high School, John F. Kennedy school of government at Harvard University, published by the newspaper Politico. “I am often asked what is the secret in order to exert real influence on the government. I used to say that it is necessary to either run for office or get a degree in School named Kennedy. Lately everything has changed. I would say that the current administration in the White house need to buy a program for learning languages and teaching Russian”, — quotes words of the diplomat Politico. Kerry held the post of Secretary of state at last President Barack Obama. May 11, host of the program Clapback on Fox News Julia Roginsky (Julie Roginsky) started broadcast in Russian. According to

More than a hundred orphans received apartments in the suburbs

The municipal authorities of the Moscow region purchased 109 apartments for children-orphans with the beginning of the year. This was announced by first Deputy Chairman of the regional government Olga Zabralova, reports “Moscow today”, Wednesday, may 24. Only in 2017 it is planned to provide apartments 681 child of the 63 municipalities. For these purposes allocated over 1.7 billion rubles, said Zabralova. According to the newspaper, 570 orphans found in this year of the family. Over 900 foster parents have received specialized training. In September 2014, in the Serpukhov district of Moscow region opened a family town for large foster families. Cottage village is located in the village Raisemenovskoe and can accommodate 17 families. Each family received a two-storey house with four bedrooms for children, one for parents and a living room and six acres of land.

Two horses Kadyrov will take part in the race for the President prize

In the race for the prize of the President of Russia, which will be held at the Moscow Hippodrome on June 11, will take part two horse the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. On Wednesday, may 24, reports TASS. Senior coach of equestrian sports of the Chechen Republic said Saptayev said: “It’s stallions ducky and si Coud. They have a large experience in prestigious equestrian competitions, and June 11 will compete for the prize of the President of the Russian Federation”. He said that the si Coud have won these races in 2015. “Of course, we always, including now, we expect in the first place, but it is a sport, and the results will be known at the end of the competition,” said Saptayev. According to him, this year are expected to be serious competitors. The President of Russia prize was established in 2004 on the initiative of the Ministry

Putin venerated the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where are venerated the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. It is reported by RIA Novosti. Before that, the President together with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on the name day. As passed “Interfax”, the first person in the country visited the residence of the Patriarch in the Pure lane in the break between two meetings on economic issues. The relics of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker was brought to Moscow on 21 may from the Italian city of Bari. In the Russian capital they will stay until 12 July and from 13 to 28 July in St. Petersburg. Then back in Italy. The arrival of the relics caused a stir among the believers: turn to the Holy places is several kilometers, and bowed to them, according to the