Soldiers of the U.S. army near Raqqa, Syria © AP Photo/Hussein Malla ASTANA, December 21. /TASS/. Russia is grateful to the American colleagues for their contribution to the defeat of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria. This was stated on Thursday the head of the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Astana, the President’s special envoy on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev.
First Deputy head of presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergei Kiriyenko © Valery sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Attempts to exert outside pressure on public opinion in Russia before the presidential elections in March 2018 visible to the naked eye, but they are unsuccessful, the citizens themselves make their choice. This opinion was expressed by first Deputy head of presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Kirienko.
Researchers were told what the product helps to increase intelligence MOSCOW, 21 Dec — RIA Novosti. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania proved that eating fish increases intelligence and promotes better sleep. The study was conducted among children, the results published portal Eurekalert. Earlier studies showed the influence of fatty acids omega-3 contained in fish, on mental activity, however, the relationship between increasing IQ and improving sleep has been understudied, the authors of the work. The study involved 541 children from China aged 9 to 11 years — 54% were boys, 46% girls. They answered the question how often they eat fish, and then tested for level of intelligence. At the same time their parents rated quality of sleep in children by answering the relevant questions of scientists. According to the test results it was found that children who ate fish at least once a week, we recorded fewer sleep
Prince of love: the engagement photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Photos of the Prince and his bride, taken by photographer Alex Lubomirski, announced the press service of Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace released a set of photos dedicated to the engagement of Britain’s Prince Harry and his future wife Meghan Markle. The collection includes black-and-white portrait of hugging Harry and Megan and a color photo of a young couple, where they sit face-to lens. Footage was shot by famous new York fashion photographer Alex Lubomirski, who specializiruetsya on the portraits of famous people. Lubomirski — a former assistant to photographer Mario Testino, often filmed the mother of Prince Harry Princess Diana. “Incredibly honored to be invited to document this great event. But to see the love for each other the young couple — also a great privilege,” — commented on his photo shoot Alex Lubomirski. The wedding of Prince
In Russia for the first time appointed a life sentence to the accused in drug smuggling In Russia, the court appointed for the first time life imprisonment for the accused in drug trafficking. The first convicted under part 4 of article 229.1 (smuggling of drugs in especially large size) has become the citizen of Tajikistan Sherali N. the correspondent of “Kommersant” from a court hall. Tabarova the case was considered by Moscow regional court. With him on the case about organizing a criminal group, smuggling and distribution of hundreds of kilograms of heroin were 14 citizens of Tajikistan. They were charged for crimes committed between 2012 and 2015. In 2003, the court of Penza region has sentenced Tabarova to 10 years of imprisonment for crimes related to drug trafficking. At the request of Tajikistan, he was extradited to his homeland, where he was released on Amnesty. According to investigators, after
“Of course I’m mad, if that made An interview with “Angarsk maniac” Mikhail Popkov. In mid-December 2017 the Department of the investigative Committee for the Irkutsk region completed the investigation of a new case of a former policeman Mikhail Popkov. It is called the “Angarsk maniac”, the bloodiest serial killer in modern Russia: in 2015 the court of the Irkutsk region already Popkov was sentenced to life in prison for 22 murders and two attempts. In January 2017, it became known that Popkov admitted 59 murders and one attempted murder. “Medusa” details of how almost 20 years, investigators searched for Mikhail Popkov, the Russian company Yellow, Black and White launched a series of it. The journalist of “Medusa,” Alexander Sulima spoke with Mikhail Popkov. The Case Of Mikhail Popkov In the mid-1990s, in Angarsk (Irkutsk region) began to regularly find bodies of young women were brutally murdered and raped. For
Saakashvili received Netherlands visa Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili received a visa to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This was stated by the Ministry of security and justice of the country, the newspaper De Telegraaf. As told in Department, Saakashvili received a visa at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev. As the purpose of the trip was the family reunification. Wife of the former President Sandra Roelofs is a subject of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which. They have. two children. Deprived of Ukrainian citizenship Mikheil Saakashvili has returned to Ukraine where he organized the “new forces”, which stands for the resignation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Supporters of the former President organize protests and rallies. In addition, they pitched a tent in front of Parliament. In early December, Saakashvili, was detained in Kiev. The Prosecutor General’s office accused him of “promoting members of the criminal organizations and
Became known date of the departure of Raul Castro to resign The head of Cuba Raul Castro will resign on 19 April 2018. Earlier he claimed that he will leave the post of Chairman of the state Council after the February elections to that authority, but the vote was postponed for two months. Cuban leader Raul Castro will leave his post April 19, 2018. It is reported by the U.S. Spanish-language newspaper El Nuevo Herald. Castro’s resignation will occur after the elections to the state Council. On Thursday, Cuban Parliament decided to postpone elections to the state Council for two months — instead of the planned 24 February they will be held on April 19. In the Cuban political system, the presidency consists of two combined posts of Chairman of the state Council and head of the Council of Ministers. The state Council consists of 31 members who are elected
Putin instructed to release specialisatie to return capital to Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with businessmen announced that they had commissioned already in 2018 to ensure the release of a special bond for the return of capital in Russia. Question has worked for the government and the Central Bank. “At our last meeting you were asked to create suitable mechanisms for the return of capital to Russian jurisdiction. As a tool we decided to use domestic bonds, external bonds denominated in foreign currency. And had a Commission to determine the necessary conditions and parameters of the issue of such securities to Russian investors and to provide them treatment in the next year”, — Putin said at a meeting with businessmen in the Kremlin, the correspondent of RBC. Question has worked for the Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank, with the idea “did not
Raqqa, Syria, 20 December © AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. The situation in the Syrian city of raqqa is on the verge of an epidemic. On Thursday said the Minister of defense of Russia General of the army Sergei Shoigu. “The city (raqqa – approx. The TASS) on the verge of epidemic,” he said at a trilateral meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and special envoy of the UN Secretary General Staffan de Mistura.