Alexander Zhukov The international Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and its head Alexander Zhukov. This was reported on the website of the organization. The decision was taken at the Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne (Switzerland). The suspension is due to the relationship with the state system of concealment of positive doping tests. Also, the IOC ordered the ROC to reimburse the costs of the investigation and to contribute $ 15 million in the establishment of an independent system test. The IOC is considering the possibility of partial or complete recovery of the ROC to the closing ceremony of the Olympic games in 2018. The Russian side is necessary to “fulfill all their proposed conditions.” The Committee suspended for life Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Mutko from participation in the Olympic games. The same penalties apply to the former Deputy Minister of sports Yuri
Continued: MOK punished Mutko The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympic winter games in 2018. This was stated by the President Thomas Bach at a press conference, the broadcast of which is available on the website of the IOC. Athletes, who proved that he had not used doping, will be able to compete under a neutral flag. The Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR) has been disqualified by the decision of the Executive Committee. Also to all the officials from the Ministry of sports of Russia denied accreditation to the Games in Pyeongchang. The Executive Committee meeting held in Lausanne (Switzerland). The decision was made based on the findings of two commissions: Denis Oswald and Samuel Schmidt. The first dealt double-check the doping tests of participants of the Olympic games in Sochi, the second investigated the involvement
The Austrian constitutional court adopted a decision according to which from the beginning of 2019 in the country to officially allow same-sex marriage. The document is published on the Agency’s website. The case was based on the complaint of two women living in a registered partnership. They applied for a marriage, however, the municipal Council in Vienna, and then the Austrian administrative court of capital has refused the conclusion of this Union. Under current Austrian law, same-sex couples could enter into a legal partnership, but not in a formal marriage as a heterosexual. The court ruled that this law discriminare the principle of equality. If, after 31 December 2018, the Austrian Parliament will not amend the decision of the court, couples will be able to conclude the kind of marriage that suits them: normal or registered partnership. 1 October in Germany it was registered the first same-sex marriage. Testimony of
Journalist Anton Krasovsky told about your HIV status Journalist Anton Krasovsky told about your HIV status. He noted that living with HIV since 2011. “I’ve been through all this humiliation and hell, through which all ordinary people,” said Krasovsky in an interview with the ZAG project. He noted that in Russia now lives about 1.5 million people with HIV. The medication, according to Krasovsky, only get 270 thousand Krasovskii heads the charity Fund “AIDS. CENTER.” He previously worked in the publishing house “Kommersant”, the Internet portal “Yandex”, the newspaper “Evening Moscow” and NTV.
Called the danger of bed linen Scientists at new York University found that in the bedding there are some species of microscopic fungi that can be pathogenic for humans. This publication reports Science Alert. According to the researchers, every year in bed men produce about 26 gallons of sweat. On hot days, wet sheets becomes a suitable environment for the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Feather and synthetic pillows that are used for 1.5−20 years, contain from four to 17 species of fungi. Among the microorganisms living in bed, can include not only those fungi that live on the human body, but those that get there with pollen, animal dander, dust particles and soil. In just a week the number of microorganisms becomes high enough to cause allergic reactions in humans. Symptoms can include a sore throat, asthma attacks and sneezing. Experts suggest at least once a week to wash
Named the most drinking European countries Most of all alcohol spending in the Baltic States, least of all in Spain. The Baltic States were leaders among EU member States for the share of consumer expenditures for alcohol, according to Eurostat. According to the calculations of statisticians, for 2016 Europeans spent on alcoholic drinks nearly 130 billion euros, equivalent to 0.9% of GDP of the European Union. The proportion of alcohol in consumer spending reached 1.6% on average in Europe, RIA Novosti reported. It turned out that most alcoholic beverages like in the Baltic States. The leader of the rating became Estonia, where 5.6% of consumer expenses of citizens over the past year occurred in alcohol. Followed by Latvia and Lithuania with the figures of 4.8% and 4.2%, respectively. Poland and the Czech Republic shared fourth and fifth places: the share of expenses of inhabitants of these countries alcohol reaches 3.6%.
The inhabitant of the Irkutsk region saved one-year-old girl standing on the street in pantyhose. This is stated on the website of the regional Central Directorate of interior Ministry on Monday, 4 December. “In fact, leaving the child at risk in respect of its legal representative by the internal Affairs bodies being tested, the results of which will be given a legal assessment”, — stated in the message. The girl got frostbite on both feet. The night before she came out of their own home in the cold in some tights, but to get back failed. The man heard a child crying in the dark, passing by houses. For his actions, the Siberian has received a commendation from the chief of the local police Department. 24 Nov garbage truck driver in Moscow saved the mother with two children, snatching the iron bars from the window of their burning apartment on
Dmitry Peskov The Kremlin has not discussed the issue of the announcement of the boycott of the Olympic games until the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the participation of the Russian national team in international competitions in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “Tapes.ru” on Monday, December 4. “You know that we still do not agree with many decisions that were made and the Board of WADA, and in relation to our athletes,” said Sands, answering the question, consider whether in the Kremlin the opportunity to declare a boycott before the IOC will make a decision on 5 December. The spokesman also said that Moscow was against unproven infringement of the rights of Russian athletes, but at the same time retains its commitment to the ideals of Olympism. “This was said by President Putin, it’s his decision,
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman announced that on December 11, the American Consulate in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok will resume issuing visas to Russian citizens. On Monday, 4 December, writes “Kommersant”. Earlier in August, U.S. diplomatic posts in the regions of Russia stopped issuing nonimmigrant visas (for tourism, business and educational trips). Delivery of documents resumed on 1 September in Moscow. Such measures, the state Department explained the intent of the Russian authorities to reduce staff of the American diplomatic missions in the country, the Russian foreign Ministry suggested Washington to reduce the number of staff of the diplomatic mission in the country to 455 people, that is 755 persons, in response to the extension of sanctions against Russia. The staff of the American Consulate recommended that travellers to apply for permission to enter offices in other States.
Media: the explosion in the area of the disappearance of the submarine San Juan was more powerful than 100 kg of TNT BUENOS AIRES, 5 Dec. /TASS/. Explosion recorded in the area of the disappearance of the Argentine submarine San Juan (“San Juan”), was more powerful than 100 kg in a trotyl equivalent. This was reported Monday by the TV channel “todo Noticias”. According to him, experts of the Ministry of defense of Argentina has carried out a test explosion of 100 kg TNT at a depth of 40 meters in the search area of the submarine. The selected point is coincident with the approximate coordinates provided by the experts of the Preparatory Commission of the Treaty Organization the comprehensive nuclear test ban (CTBTO preparatory Commission), recorded “anomalous, single, short, powerful, non-nuclear phenomenon, corresponding to the explosion,” the day the last of the submarine contact. The Ministry of defense of