What will be discussed in Sochi, Putin and Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives on a visit to Sochi, where she will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On the agenda — Iran, Syria and Ukraine. All these questions are important for both sides, especially in the context of increasing US pressure on the EU. What to expect from the negotiations, says “Газета.Ru”. May 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi. On the eve of the visit, she told reporters that he plans to discuss with Russian President key issues on the international agenda: “I will speak with Russian President [Vladimir Putin] about the agreement with Iran, about Syria and about the situation in Ukraine”, — said the Chancellor of Germany. Today, the fate of the Iran nuclear deal was crucial for Germany, which, like all leading European countries opposed the US withdrawal from
The foreign Ministry said about the position of the BRICS on the US sanctions against Iran WASHINGTON, may 18 — RIA Novosti. BRICS countries oppose unilateral US sanctions against Iran, this issue will be discussed at the forthcoming Ministerial meeting of the Association members in South Africa, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of the BRICS, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Kalugin. “Of course, the subject of Iran’s nuclear program, SVPD, is one of the important topics of foreign Ministers (BRICS) in Pretoria on June 4,” said Kalugin. He recalled that all members of the BRICS have “fairly developed” ties with Iran and opposes unilateral sanctions that the United States after release from SVPD threaten to impose against countries trading with the Islamic Republic. BRICS has consistently opposed foreign intervention in the internal Affairs of States and against the use of rudimentary practices are counterproductive unilateral sanctions… We defend
Malevich set a world record: the picture was sold for $85,8 million At auction Christie’s “Suprematist composition” Malevich went to the gallery Levy Gorvi. At new York’s Christie’s auction “Impressionism and modernism” sold 89% of lots for a total of $415,9 million All potential hits of the auction, before the auction was estimated at $70 million But “Sailor” Picasso was removed from the auction due to damage (which, the auction house announced). But “Suprematist composition” by Kazimir Malevich, 1916, for the second time sold at auction over the last 10 years, left with a new world record of $85.8 million According to The Baer Faxt, the painting was bought by the representatives of the gallery Levy Gorvi, the largest Anglo-American dealers of modernism, postwar and contemporary art. The gallery was founded in 2017, when the famous art dealer Dominique lévy merged their business with Brett Gorvi, one of the main
A Buddhist monk went into a deep depression and have sued the monastery In Japan, a Buddhist monk has filed a lawsuit against the monastery due to overtime. About it reports Channel News Asia. A man requires one of the temples on mount koyasan near Osaka compensation in the amount of 78 thousand dollars. He was forced to work in a cafe for tourists for two months without a weekend, his other responsibilities also went beyond spiritual practice. In the result of overtime, he became depressed, said the representative of the plaintiff Noritake Siracura (Noritake Shirakura). “If you’re a monk, then your work at the monastery is not regulated, said Siracusa. — You are given the task and say that it is part of religious education. And since this is education, it is necessary to overcome serious difficulties.” According to him, on the court he and his client, whose name
On the sunk 800 years ago the ship was found the inscription “Made in China” Scientists have discovered sunken in the Java sea the ship, the label “Made in China” that allowed the researchers to conclude that the ship sank a century earlier than previously thought. According to Live Science, talking about the ship found a private company in the Java sea in the 90-ies. After radiocarbon analysis of resin and tusks that were on the ship, dated them to the period 889-1261. Comparing the obtained data with the existing information about the vessel, the scientists decided that the ship sank approximately in the XIII century. However, the new discovery may push back the date of the crash roughly a century. According to the TV channel “Zvezda”, two ceramic vessels from the ship there is an inscription, saying that the product was created in China, in the Prefecture of Czernin
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova © Valery sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, may 18. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called “winners fortune-telling” about the prospects of foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to take the post of foreign Minister in the new government, listing the most drastic, sometimes in the nature of stuffing the assumptions that were made in recent months. The list of such “Champions” assigned “medals” she posted on his page in Facebook. “I think it is fair to remind the names of the characters divination government in the midst of our office, she said in the introduction to the list. The entire press office had to read dozens of thoughts on the subject: from the analysis to outright ballot box stuffing”. Third place Third place and bronze medal Zakharova divided between editions “Russian planet” and “the Russian press”. It brings the most intriguing
Director General of the Agency for strategic initiatives Svetlana Cumshewa © Alexei Druzhinin/press-service of the Russian President/TASS MOSCOW, may 18. /TASS/. The experience of regional former heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, who was appointed new Ministers of government will be demanded at the Federal level, they are effective managers. This opinion was expressed by TASS on Friday Director General of the Agency for strategic initiatives Svetlana Cumshewa.
© Valery sharifulin/TASS TASS, may 18. Heads of regions and representatives of the authorities of the great hopes for the new government of the Russian Federation and I count on constructive interaction through which they will be able to fulfill all the orders of the President, which he made in his address to the Federal Assembly. Views on the prospects of interaction with the new composition of the Cabinet, representatives of the regional authorities shared with TASS.
When shooting at the school of Texas 10 people were killed Moscow. May 18. INTERFAX.RU — At least ten people could have been killed after unidentified persons opened fire at a school North of Houston, Texas, reports on Friday the Agency Associated Press (AP), citing the local Sheriff. According to the Agency, most of the victims are students. Previously reported eight victims. Several people were injured. Meanwhile, American media reported that police found in the school device, like a bomb. “At the moment law enforcement authorities are working to neutralize them. The school was evacuated,” — leads edition the words of the representative of the administration of the school district. On suspicion of committing the attack was arrested two people. The detainees probably are also students at the school. The scene is surrounded by police. About the shooting at the school in Santa Fe previously reported by CNN.
Breakthrough of the dam in Colombia caught on video MOSCOW, may 18 — RIA Novosti. Breakthrough of the dam in Colombia caused by errors in the construction of hydroelectric power was on video. The video shows how people run away from the powerful stream of water that came through the tunnel. According to local media, tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated after the Cauca river broke through the drainage tunnel. About 600 people lost their homes, were also destroyed two bridges, two schools and a hospital. During the download an error has occurred. On Wednesday, local authorities announced the evacuation of eight municipalities, fearing new floods, which might suffer hundreds of thousands of people. The Governor of Antioquia, on Monday described the situation as “a national disaster”.