Valentina Matviyenko and Patriarch Kirill was elected honorary citizens of St. Petersburg

Photo: RIA Novosti The Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko and Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill awarded the title of honorary citizens of St. Petersburg. This was announced by the speaker of the legislative Assembly of the city Vyacheslav Makarov, reports TASS on Wednesday, may 24. According to him, the vote was secret. Both candidates received 45 votes of deputies of the city Parliament (in the legislative Assembly of 50 — approx. “Of the”). “This is a record result,” — said Makarov. For obtaining honorary titles this year were nominated by nine people, including film Director Alexander Sokurov and singer Edita Piekha. The candidature of Valentina Matvienko has proposed to the city public organisation “Inhabitants of blockade Leningrad”, the Patriarch — public organization “Council of rectors of St. Petersburg”. On April 24 the local branch “Fair Russia” addressed to the speaker of the Federation Council and the Primate

Medina expressed his condolences in connection with the death of Stalin’s grandson

Photo: RIA Novosti The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky expressed his condolences in connection with death of the Director of the Central academic theatre of the Russian army, the grandson of Joseph Stalin, Alexander Bordosskogo. On Wednesday, may 24, according to the website of the Ministry of culture. “Versatile talent, artistic taste and dedication have earned Alexander a high artistic authority, and most importantly — a sincere love of the audience. His performances on the stage native theatre of the Russian army enjoyed great success, consistently collecting crowded”, the telegram reads. “I ask friends and colleagues Alexander Vasilyevich Bordosskogo accept my condolences. A good memory of him will forever remain in our hearts,” adds the Minister. Burdonsky died at the age of 75 years earlier Wednesday. The Director has staged such plays as “Vassa Zheleznova” by Maxim Gorky, “the Snow fell” Rodion Fedenev and “Orpheus descends into hell,” Thomas Williams.

Foreign Minister: US, France and Britain oppose attempts to understand what happened in Idlib

The victim of the alleged use of chemical weapons in hospital, Turkey, April 4 © IHA via AP May 25. /TASS/. Representatives of the United States, France and Britain fiercely oppose attempts to figure out who is really behind the possible use of sarin on April 4 the current year in the Syrian province of Idlib. This is stated in comments released by the foreign Ministry. As reminded in the Ministry, 23 may the UN security Council held its regular discussion of the situation with the so-called Syrian “chemical dossier”. “It reaffirmed that “whistleblowers” Damascus is not interested in the truth in the most important question, who is really behind the possible use of sarin on April 4 of this year in the Syrian province of Idlib, – stressed in the Russian dipvedomstva. – Representatives of the United States, Britain and France desperately oppose attempts to understand how flimsy “in

In Sri Lanka, rescued stuck in a pit of elephant

In Sri Lanka, rescued stuck in a pit of elephant In a wildlife Park in Sri Lanka elephant and his mother were rescued from a deep pit of mud from which the animals could not get out for two days. About it reports The Daily Mail. Employees Park in Hambantota, we had to dig excavating the earth next to the hole and to partially demolish its steep shore. In the resulting “ramp” two elephants came up to the surface and retreated.

The media learned about a single app on your smartphone trump

The media learned about a single app on your smartphone trump On the smartphone of the President of the United States Donald trump is installed only one app — Twitter. It is reported resource, adding that the us leader has an iPhone. Trump is known for a addiction to this service, in which he has more than 30 million subscribers. The US President frequently hits Twitter with fierce criticism on his opponents, including the American liberal press, which he calls “lenovocare” a biased, in his opinion, relevant to the work of his administration. Often the reason for “tweets” are negative stories about trump in the news, on which he daily spends a few hours in the morning and evening. According to rumors in the local media, addicted to Twitter — a headache for his assistants, trying to discipline the flow of the statements from the White house. Often the

Marat Safin has decided to hand over the mandate of the Deputy of the state Duma

Marat Safin has decided to hand over the mandate of the Deputy of the state Duma His solution, the famous tennis player explained the desire to focus on international sports organizations. The former first racket of the world, the Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Marat Safin took a decision on the resignation of the mandate of the Deputy. This information confirmed RBC two sources in the office of the lower house and the leadership of the faction “United Russia”. As told in the apparatus of the lower chamber, the athlete sent a letter to the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. “This letter is in the Secretariat”, he said. According to the source, his desire to resign a famous athlete motivated by the fact that he cannot combine his public activities in the international sports organizations with a Deputy’s job. This information in an interview with

Trump demanded that countries participating in NATO’s financial liabilities

Donald Trump The President of the United States Donald trump demanded of the States-members of NATO meet financial obligations within the Alliance. He said this after talks with Secretary General of the organization Jens Stoltenberg, reports BFMTV. “I was very, very Frank with the Secretary Stoltenberg and members of the Alliance, when I told them that they must finally pay their share,” — said the American leader. According to trump, 23 of the 28 member countries still do not pay those amounts that they must contribute to the General budget of the organization, which is unfair to Americans. On 20 March, the representative of the foreign Ministry of Germany Martin Schaefer said that the medium-term financial plans of Germany not include raising defense spending to 2 percent of GDP. In addition, he urged to “be realistic” in the issue of increasing military budgets. Prior to that, trump expressed the opinion

In the car of former Prime Minister of Greece Papademos, a bomb exploded

Lucas Papademos In the car, which was the former Prime Minister of Greece Lucas Papademos, worked the explosive device. This was reported by ANA-MPA. As a result of incident the former Prime Minister was injured. Also injured was driving the driver. They are hospitalized, sources told Reuters the interior Ministry of the country. The explosion occurred when the car was moving along one of the streets of the Greek capital Athens. Currently, the police have cordoned off the scene. Investigative actions are conducted. Papademos was Prime Minister of Greece from November 2011 to may 2012. In 2002-2010 he served as Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB).

The United States recognized the death of over 100 civilians in Mosul after the air strike in March

The us military acknowledged the deaths of more than 100 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul in an air RAID, produced in March of this year. This was stated by Brigadier General Matthew Isler, the Associated Press reports. According to the military, the purpose of the strikes was two snipers of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), ensconced in one of the buildings. They were dropped 500-pound bombs. In the result of a direct hit detonated the explosives that the militants had laid on the lower floors of the concrete structure. As explained by Isler, neither the us military nor the Iraqi military had no information about what the building can be civilians, and the mining areas. The result is a powerful explosion in this and the adjacent buildings that killed 105 people, 36 missing. On 30 April the joint command of operation “Unwavering commitment”