Dozens of Russian businessmen bought Maltese citizenship MOSCOW, January 10 — RIA Novosti. Over the past three years, more than 730 people with typical Russian names, surnames and patronymics acquired Maltese citizenship, the official newspaper of the government of the country. In the list there are several dozen names that coincide with names of Russian businessmen and their relatives, including the founder and co-owner of “Yandex” Arkady Volozh, owner of investment company O1 Group Boris mints, co-owner of the holding company ICT Holding Alexander Nesis and others. Arkady Volozh, Boris mints and Alexander Nesis included in the list of hundred richest businessmen of Russia in 2017 according to Forbes. Appearing in the list of wealthy Russians and their family members have acquired Maltese citizenship under the program “Citizenship in exchange for investments”, adopted by the government in 2013. In accordance with the terms of the program, the applicant must make
Ministry of defense: attacked the Russian base in Syria, drones were launched from the area of de-escalation “Idlib” MOSCOW, January 10. /TASS/. Drones attacking Russian military targets in Hamima and Tartus on the night of 6 January, was launched from the area of de-escalation “of Idlib,” said a 10 January, the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation. “The launch of the drones had been launched from the area of the settlement of Mazzara, located in the southwestern part of the zone of de-escalation “Idlib”, controlled by the armed groups of the so-called moderate opposition,” — said in comments the defense Ministry published in the newspaper “Red star”. In this regard, the Russian defense Ministry has sent letters to the chief of the General staff of the Turkish Armed forces General Hulusi Akar and chief of the National intelligence organization Hakan country Ficano. “The documents indicated the need to meet
USA decided to create a new nuclear warhead to deter Russia The administration of the President of the United States, Donald trump intends to relax existing restrictions in the use of nuclear weapons and to create a new nuclear warhead. This was announced by the former senior Director of the national security Council (NSC) Secretary for arms control and non-proliferation John Wolfstal, writes The Guardian. Wolfsthal told that the Pentagon prepared a new nuclear doctrine. In it, in particular, talking about the new nuclear warhead small capacity, which will be used on Trident missiles launched from submarines. According to Wolfsthal, the creation of such warheads aimed at deterring Russia from the use of tactical warheads in the conflict in Eastern Europe. As noted, the new doctrine also expanded the list of potential conditions, which may be a nuclear strike.
Died Opera singer Alexander Vedernikov MOSCOW, January 9. /TASS/. Soviet and Russian Opera singer, former soloist of the Bolshoi theatre, people’s artist of the USSR Alexander Vedernikov has died at 91-year life. TASS has informed on Tuesday a press-the attache of the Bolshoi theatre Katerina Novikova. “On the death of Alexander Filippovich Vedernikov said his son, conductor Alexander Vedernikov,” said Novikov, adding that the time and place of farewell to be announced. Alexander Vedernikov was born on 23 December 1927 in the village of Macinino Kirov region. In 1955 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. From 1955 to 1958 he was a soloist of Leningrad theatre of Opera and ballet named after Kirov (now Mariinsky theatre). From 1958 to 1990 Alexander Vedernikov was a soloist of the Bolshoi theatre. From 2006 to 2009 — consultant and vocal in the Bolshoi theater. In 2008 he was the artistic Director of the
Grammatical terror As the Bolsheviks overthrew the rules of spelling. January 1, 1918, the victorious proletariat introduced a new spelling and made it compulsory. The Bolsheviks, however, did not invent anything new, but merely reproduce a similar order of the Provisional government. However, if the Provisional government comes from the fact that for a long time the old and new rules will coexist, the Bolsheviks decided to reform virtually in a single day. Violence has been an effective way of approval of new rules of spelling. So in the eyes of posterity reform associated with the Bolsheviks and is still called a Bolshevik. Illiterate literate In Russia like to educate people. The educated classes had never occurred to me to doubt that they have the knowledge needed. What is not taught peasants energetic culture! Some called the peasants to the ax, others taught them to love the faith, Tsar and
Trump and both parties of Congress have agreed to develop a reform on immigration WASHINGTON, 9 Jan — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. The US President Donald trump and the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties agreed to develop immigration reform, said in a release sent to RIA Novosti the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders. “The US President Donald trump has just concluded a successful meeting on immigration reform with both parties from both houses of Congress. During that part of the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, they reached an agreement on holding talks to develop legislation that will allow us to conduct critically needed reforms in four areas of high priority,” Sanders said. According to her, we are talking about border security, the end of “chain migration” distant relatives to aliens in the United States and the termination of the visa lottery, which in