Scientists have found a universal “language” to communicate MOSCOW, 27 Jan — RIA Novosti. A group of scientists from Harvard University found that music can serve as a universal language for people of different Nations and cultures. The paper was published in the journal Current Biology. To such conclusion researchers have pushed the results of the experiment, where 750 participants from 60 countries invited to listen to excerpts of musical works created by 86 representatives of traditional communities — for example, the Australian hunters or herders of Arctic Russia. Listeners had to identify the purpose of the melody is a lullaby whether in front of them, a love song or the music for “religious rituals”, a dance or a hunt. Experience has shown that ignorance of foreign cultures did not prevent the participants to correctly identify the function of music. The majority of respondents easily recognized the lullabies and dancing
The FBI has released documents about the investigation into the death of Yassin Released information on the investigation into the death of former press Minister and Chairman of the Board of the holding “Gazprom-media” Mikhail Lesin. Documents published on the website of the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), United States on Saturday, 27 January. According to them, the death of Yassin was not violent. Cause of death was “blunt head trauma”, which he received in the hotel room in the accident in the background “of strong alcoholic intoxication”. Having examined records from surveillance cameras, investigators concluded that Lesin this moment was one. “There is no proof of a version, according to which Lesin, died in the assassination or unlawful acts of third parties”, — the document says. The body of the former officer and the media Manager was discovered on 5 November 2015 in the room of the hotel Dupont
With the explosion in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul killed ten people MOSCOW, 27 Jan — RIA Novosti. Ten people died in the explosion in Kabul, information on victims the Russians there, told RIA Novosti at the Russian Embassy in Kabul. The explosion occurred on Saturday in the diplomatic quarter of the capital of Afghanistan Wazir Akbar Khan, where a number of embassies and government buildings. Many buildings were damaged, they smashed the window. According to the channel 1TV, the explosion was committed by a suicide bomber on the mined car. Responsibility for the attack at the moment is not assumed none of the existing regional groups. #Kabul Video shows the aftermath of a heavy explosion close to the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul”s PD2. pic.twitter.com/T03iI0qicB — TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) January 27, 2018. During the download an error has occurred. “According to preliminary data, 10 people were killed and
The number of victims of the explosion in Kabul increased to 50, media reported MOSCOW, 27 Jan — RIA Novosti. At least 50 people were injured in the blast in the Afghan capital Kabul, the TV channel Tolo News, citing doctors. Earlier it was reported about 18 victims. The explosion occurred on Saturday in the diplomatic quarter of the capital of Afghanistan Wazir Akbar Khan, where a number of embassies and government buildings. Many buildings were damaged, they smashed the window. According to the channel 1TV, the explosion was committed by a suicide bomber on the mined car. Responsibility for the attack at the moment is not assumed none of the existing regional groups. Earlier it was reported that the Russian Embassy is located far from the diplomatic quarter.
The U.S. Ambassador urged Russia to take “Kremlin report” without emotion U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman urged Moscow to accept the so-called Kremlin report on the basis of its “real and not far-fetched fact and without emotion.” Relations between the two countries is not limited to this legal act, he said in an interview to “Interfax”. “Six months ago the Congress voted for tougher sanctions (against Russia) by a majority of votes, namely 98 to 2. So that will happen on 29 January, there is nothing new,” — said the huntsman. He added that the implementation of the results of the vote, which took place in August last year. He added that some call it “list, than it in reality is not.” According to Huntsman, to decide how this report will be communicated to the public, will the Congress: the list can post, but can stay closed. The huntsman
Vladislav Surkov: Russia will study the new US proposals on Ukraine The Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov has told about the meeting with the special representative of the US state Department in Ukraine with Kurt Volker. “The main topic of the talks was, again, discussion of the Russian initiatives for the deployment in the South-East of Ukraine of the UN mission. Americans at this time was brought much more constructive proposals. “Dubai package” the American experience, in contrast to the “Belgrade” in General looks quite feasible. At least at first glance” — leads TASS words of Mr. Surkov. “The main thing in it — a rather detailed plan for a phased deployment of the mission in conjunction with the implementation of the political provisions of the Minsk agreements. This is a balanced approach, which we seek. We carefully review and promptly give you the answer. Then invite Kurt and his
Trump was going to increase the defense budget of the United States In February, the President of the United States Donald trump will propose to the Congress a draft defense budget for 2019, which planned to increase spending on defense by 13 percent compared to last year to 716 billion dollars. It is reported by The Washington Post, citing sources in the U.S. government. The allocated money will go including on military operations and sustaining the nuclear Arsenal of the United States. In addition, trump hopes to increase funding for the Pentagon next year by seven percent compared to 2018. The publication notes that the idea to amend the military budget is the Minister of defence James Mattis. He advocates a reorientation of the army in the deterrence of military threats and “possible prevention of such powers as China and Russia.” The Ministry of defense and the White house did
The Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov © Alexei Druzhinin/press-service of the Russian President/TASS/host photo Agency MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS./ “Dubai package” of the us proposals for the deployment of the UN mission in the South-East of Ukraine is quite feasible that Russia will carefully study it and give a timely response. This was stated by Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov at the meeting with the special representative of state Department of Ukraine with Kurt Volker.
The media made a rating of the most high-profile failures of the award “Oscar» The British newspaper the Guardian has made a rating of the main mistakes of the award “Oscar” for all time of existence of the awards. The journalists on the first line put forward by Alfred Hitchcock, who never won “Best Director”. It was only once awarded the honorary prize for outstanding production contribution to the development of filmmaking. On the second line of the rating specified by the Director Stanley Kubrick, whose “Oscar” was never, despite numerous nominations. In third place — picture “Citizen Kane” Orson Welles. The tape was considered a masterpiece of world cinema, but was not awarded the Academy award as “Best film”. Fourth place went to actress Myrna Loy. The star of the movie “the Thin man” was awarded the only honorary “Oscar”, writes “the Newspaper.ru.» In the Cuardian also includes other
In the centre of Baku was an explosion there killed BAKU, January 27 — RIA Novosti. The explosion occurred in the center of Baku in Azerbaijan, near the metro station “28 May”, told RIA Novosti eyewitnesses. According to them, in a multistory building, located in dilara Aliyeva, the gas exploded. Nearby shopping facilities suffered damage. As noted by Sputnik Azerbaijan, in the stationery store on the ground floor was on fire. The reason is a gas leak. Two people were killed, said police. The place of work, police forces and emergency services. A review of EMERCOM RIA Novosti has not yet.