The foreign Ministry said about contacts with the U.S. to resolve the situation in Ukraine

Photo: RIA Novosti The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia and the United States carried out contacts at the level of the respective representatives on the issue of settlement of the situation in Ukraine. According to her, the whole international community “individually, as a country, collectively, in international organizations, confirmed the relevance of the Minsk agreements and, one way or another, the viability of the Normandy format”. “There are a variety of related mechanisms to support the Normandy format. Contacts are ongoing between Russia and the United States by the appropriate representatives,” — said Zakharov. However, she stressed that no one talked about the need to change the format or develop a new package. “All agreed that everything that is signed, is enough to move towards a peaceful settlement in Ukraine”, — said the official representative of the foreign Ministry. The Ukrainian authorities in April

Putin signed amendments to the law on presidential elections

© Alexei Druzhinin/press-service of the Russian President/TASS MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed amendments to the law “On elections of President of the Russian Federation”, the official website of the Kremlin. “Federal law establishes a mechanism for the voting of voters at their location based on the application. In connection with this change the form of protocols of election commissions”, – stated in the explanatory note of the State legal Department.

The guitar, nicknamed “the Wolf” went under the hammer for $1.9 million

The guitar, nicknamed “the Wolf” went under the hammer for $1.9 million Guitar American musician, the founder of the band the Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia playing in the genre of psychedelic rock, was sold at a charity auction in new York for $1.9 million All world tours, Garcia went with this tool. Due to the small image of the wolf at the bottom of the guitar, the musician called her “Wolf”. For the first time the musician held the guitar on stage in 1973, the Associated Press reports. Put it up for auction, the current owner film Director and musician Daniel Pritzker, who bought it in 2002 at auction for $790 thousand

The first candidate of theology appeared in Russia

The first candidate of theology appeared in Russia MOSCOW, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. The first Russian dissertation on the theology defended at Moscow, the author — Archpriest Paul Hondzinsky became the country’s first candidate of theology, the correspondent of RIA Novosti. Theology recognized as an academic discipline by the Higher attestation Commission (HAC) in 2015. In 2016, made possible the protection of works on the subject, when was the dissertation and expert advice. At the same time, representatives of the Muslim community noted that councils consider the work of Orthodox theology. For this reason, now created similar councils on Islamic theology. For awarding the degree to the dissertation, defending the work of the “Resolution of problems of the Russian theology of the eighteenth century in the synthesis of St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow” was voted 21 of the 22 present members of the joint dissertation Council on theology. Only

Curved sensors will improve the quality of the cameras

Curved sensors will improve the quality of the cameras Researchers have developed the technology of bending of commercially available matrices for the cameras. Compared to flat, such matrices lose much less light at the edges, and also less susceptible to aberrations. The work of specialists from the research division of Microsoft and the company HRL Laboratories published in the journal Optics Express. The human eye is designed in such a way that the image is formed on the curved retina located at the back of the eye. Unlike eyes, cameras use flat design matrix or film. In order to focus the image on a flat surface to eliminate aberration occurs, engineers use a complex system with multiple lenses that increase the size, weight and cost of the cameras. We have already presented prototypes of curved matrices, but they had low resolution and some of them demanded a strong refinement of

In Mosul decided to stop bombers dressed in women’s burkas and banned

The Iraqi army has imposed a ban on the wearing of the burqa and niqab for women living in the liberated from the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG; banned in Russia) the districts of Mosul. This is one of the measures to ensure security during Ramadan, wrote on Thursday, June 1, The Independent. The police of Ninawa province, the administrative center of which is Mosul, said that the new ban suicide bombers can’t get in public places under the guise of women. Also, the city limited the use of motorcycles, where militants have carried out attacks in the liberated areas. Ramadan is a Holy month of fasting for Muslims. During this period they do not consume food or water during the daytime to subdue worldly appetites and desires and become closer to Allah. The Independent notes that in recent years the number of attacks by extremists during Ramadan has

Died involved in the deaths of 170 thousand people a former guard at Auschwitz

Reinhold Henning In Germany 96-m to year of life has died Reinhold Henning — a former guard of the Auschwitz concentration camp (German name — Auschwitz). About it reports Reuters with a reference to his lawyer Charmer Andreas (Andreas Scharmer). According to the lawyer, about the death applying the hunning he found out on Tuesday evening, may 30. To comment on the cause of death of 95-year-old man Then refused. The death of a former concentration camp guard upset with another lawyer, Thomas Walter (Walther, Thomas), who in the court against applying the hunning represents a group of 20 plaintiffs. He said he is disappointed that a former SS officer died before the sentence against him entered into force. Walter hoped that this will happen in the next month. “If the judiciary had not been silent for decades, there would not be such a disappointment,” said the lawyer. In June

The white house explained the delay with the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Donald Trump The US state Department has published an official explanation of the reasons for the delay of the transfer of the Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. About it reports Reuters. “The President [Donald] trump has repeatedly reaffirmed its intention to move the Embassy, — said in the text of the document. — The question is not the necessity of this step, the problem is the time.” Trump, according to American diplomats, deliberately delayed the crossing, “to increase the chances of success of the negotiation process and the agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.” Earlier, the US President has repeatedly stated that he supports the transfer of the Embassy. On 30 July 1980, Israel declared Jerusalem its indivisible capital. Three weeks later, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution according to which Organization does not recognize Israel’s right to East Jerusalem and considers it occupied. In this regard, to

The Church promised to keep the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas from the hurricane

The safety of the people standing in the queue to the relics of St. Nicholas, will be provided in case of repetition of the storm. On Thursday, June 1, said the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Maria Korovina Agency city news “Moscow”. “Moscow authorities and the Church, as before, ready to ensure the safety of pilgrims in the queue, so that people feel comfortable. At the moment, along the line are ten double long buses. If necessary, their number will be increased,” she said. Korovin added that security measures taken during the storm on may 29, helped to avoid victims among the pilgrims. Earlier in the day “Polenta” reported that forecasters announced in Moscow storm warning on June 1. It was noted that the probability of occurrence of the hurricane will continue until 11:00 ut on 2 June. According to recent reports, the victims of

In Moscow again announced a storm warning

The Russian emergency situations Ministry has warned Muscovites about the impending heavy rain and wind gusting to 15-20 meters per second, which will last until 11 a.m. Friday. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Metropolitan Directorate of the Ministry. “C 11:00 1 June 2017 with a saving of up to 11:00 June 2, 2017 expected intermittent rain, and strong wind with gusts of 15-20 meters per second”, — stated in the message Department, which refers to the forecast of Roshydromet. It is reported that gusts of wind can damage power lines, derail the trees, to carry wide angle and poorly strengthened advertising design. This may result in the occurrence of congestion, the emergence of a threat to cars and people. Held in Moscow on may 29, the storm knocked down more than 20.5 thousands of trees and damaged the roofs of more than 320 homes, reported MOE.