Zakharov responded to the tightening of the rules for issuing us visas

Photo: RIA Novosti The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova commented on the decision of the American authorities to tighten up validation rules for the issuance of visas to the United States. According to her, first we need to understand, addressed whether these measures exclusively against Russia. “We need to see whether these taken measures against a number of States or even of all countries, including Russia. It is difficult to say, you need to understand whether these steps are aimed at Russians, or this measure, which was adopted in the framework of migration policy”, – said Zakharov on the sidelines of the St Petersburg economic forum (SPIEF). Earlier it was reported that the United States has tightened rules for issuing entry visas.

Putin thanked modi for a visit to the Piskaryovskoye memorial cemetery

Photo: RIA Novosti Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Prime Minister Narendra modi for a visit to the Piskaryovskoye memorial cemetery, which is of particular importance for Russia. “This morning I visited the Piskaryovskoye cemetery. I saw that the people of Leningrad have sacrificed their lives to protect their city, their Homeland. And I had the opportunity to honour their memory and lay a wreath,” said modi in early talks with Putin. According to modi, he also saw the grave of the older brother Putin. “I saw the graves of those who sacrificed their lives. I saw the grave of your older brother. I learned about the history of your family, which is also associated with the blockade of Leningrad, with its protection. I think it is very important that the policy was associated with the defense of their homeland”, – said the Prime Minister of India. Putin thanked modi for

Experts have equated the Russian model of health care to the African

Experts have equated the Russian model of health care to the African Health care in the country properly built and underfunded, experts say CSR Alexei Kudrin. And because of the lack of attention to disease prevention, they argue, the mortality of middle-aged men in the country at the level of Africa. The mortality rate of men of working age, Russia — almost African country, said President of the Foundation “Center for strategic research” (head of CSR, former Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin) Pavel Kadochnikov in a session entitled “the Three dimensions of the effectiveness of healthcare at the St. Petersburg economic forum. Out of 435 thousand people of working age who died in 2016, 346 thousand were men, said Kadochnikov. “Of those countries to compare it to, more — is that the fighting Syria. Any decent country with such indicators there,” — he stressed. This fact to the CSR drew

The Museum visitor was allowed to spend a night in a Rembrandt painting

The Museum visitor was allowed to spend a night in a Rembrandt painting Guide art the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for the first time allowed the visitor to spend the night alone in front of the famous Rembrandt painting “Night watch”. In such way, the Museum awarded its 10 millionth visitor, who was a school teacher Stefan Kasper. “I only slept two feet away from the “Night watch”. It’s magical, I still can’t believe it!” — Citycom Casper Agence France-Presse. The owner of the winning ticket said that he left the Museum absolutely alone all night, and on the floor specifically for him to roll out the red carpet. In addition, Casper was able to dine dishes prepared for him Schaaf chef fine dining restaurant RIJKS. According to an overnight visitor, he also managed to walk through the empty halls of the Museum and take a few selfies. Casper admitted that

In the new academic year in schools will begin to teach the foundations of cyber security

In the new academic year in schools will begin to teach the foundations of cyber security S.-PETERSBURG, 2 Jun — RIA Novosti. The basics of cyber security will begin to teach in Russian schools already 2017, said in an interview with RIA Novosti SPIEF-2017 Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva. Earlier, the Minister said that the basics of cyber security will teach students and teachers, appropriate programs will be developed by the Ministry of education. According to her, to talk to pupils about the standard of primary education and in science lessons, social science, law, life safety, as well as in extracurricular activities. “This year,” said Vasilyev, answering the question of when a module on the fundamentals of cybersecurity will be included in the school curriculum. According to the Minister, the Agency is also preparing the appropriate program for professional development for teachers. The St. Petersburg international economic forum,

The CIA operations in Iran will deal with the American “Ayatollah”

Transactions of the American Central intelligence Agency (CIA) in Iran does Michael d’andrea, known by the nicknames “the Ayatollah Mike” and “the Dark Prince”. It is reported by The New York Times. It d Andrea oversaw the operation to murder former leader of “al-Qaeda” Osama bin Laden. According to the newspaper, this may indicate that trump chose a more aggressive approach against Tehran. “He can lead a very aggressive program, but to do it very cleverly,” he told the newspaper Robert Ettinger, a former lawyer for the intelligence agencies. CIA to comment on these reports refused, citing the secrecy. About d’andrea known that he was a little more than 50 years and he converted to Islam. During the election campaign, trump has called Iran “a sponsor of terrorism number one”, and on may 21 called the conscious of the country to isolate the Islamic Republic. According to him, the Iranian

Poland will replace the Ukraine in the post of nonpermanent member of the UN security Council

Poland will replace the Ukraine in the post of nonpermanent member of the UN security Council in 2018-2019. In addition to Poland, members of the security Council elected côte d’ivoire, Kuwait and Peru. This was reported in Twitter of the Swedish UN mission. — SwedenUN ?? (@SwedenUN) 02 June 2017, 16:07 The Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski noted that it is “a great victory of Polish diplomacy and an important success of the foreign policy of Warsaw”. Poland is the sixth time selected a non-permanent member of the UN security Council. It is noted that 190 out of 192 countries voted for Warsaw. In January 2018, Poland will begin its two-year work as a member of the UN security Council. The UN security Council five permanent members: US, Russia, China, Britain and France and 10 non-permanent members: there are 3 places from African countries, 2 seats from

Macron recalled the slogan of trump after the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement

Emmanuel Macron The President of France Emmanuel macron urged to make the planet great again (“Make our planet great again”). The corresponding record appeared in Twitter policy. — Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) 01 June 2017, 22:33 He commented on the decision of the us leader Donald trump out of the Paris climate agreement. The statement of the French President was referring to the election slogan of the Republican trump, “let’s Make America great again” (Make America Great Again). Macron also made an official video that was posted on his microblog. The head of state noted that he respects the decision of the White house, however, considers it incorrect for the US and for the whole planet. He urged all not indifferent to environmental issues and climate to come to France and work together to resolve them. “I reiterate that the Paris agreement is not subject to revision and will be executed

Brick factory wall collapsed on pupils in Ivanovo region

In the city of Yurievets Ivanovo region to strolling along an abandoned cannery 13-year-old schoolboy has fallen brick wall, according to the website of the regional Department for the protection of the public and fire safety. “With the help of hydraulic tools rescuers lifted the fallen piece of the wall and took the victim, passing it to the ambulance workers,” — said the head of the search and rescue team Eugene Embers. The incident occurred on Wednesday, may 31. Boy hospitalized with injuries: he crushed both his legs and arm. His condition was not specified. On this fact the regional office of the Investigative Committee of Russia assigned to review. “Carrying out procedural actions aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the incident. During the preliminary investigation will be established affiliation of the destroyed buildings”, — stated in the message on the website of the office.

The share of opponents of the exam among Russians has reached a ten-year high

A ten-year high reached the share of Russians who do not approve of the unified state exam (use), informed “Interfax” on Friday, June 2, in the “Public opinion Foundation” (FOM). According to a survey by FOM, against the current approach to the assessment of knowledge of school graduates today are two-thirds (66 percent) of the respondents. The majority of respondents (74%) advocating for a return to the old system of entrance examinations to universities. Critics of the exam say it’s too much of a load for children (20 percent), obtaining a superficial knowledge in preparation for the tests (14 percent), accident assessment (12 percent) and the complexity of jobs (six percent). Supporters of the existing system of testing make up a fifth of respondents FOM (20 percent). They argue that the exam encourages students to learn, which increases the quality of knowledge (five percent). Among the defenders of the unified