Sokurov apologized to the members of the HRC for his dispute with Putin

The text of the appeal was included in the internal mailing list of the HRC, excerpts from the document are cited by RBC. Alexander Sokurov wrote that he apologizes for what happened at the meeting of the HRC with the president. He noted that his speech caused outrage “in the national press and the administrative and law enforcement environment.” “I am sure that you have a lot of troubles in the presidential administration. I sincerely regret this,” the appeal says. The director clarified that he had read the “angry reaction to his behavior” from the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov. “He is right — I am an amateur and, apparently, such a person has no place in such a respected professional environment as the council,” Sokurov wrote. He said that his friends had informed him “about offensive statements from the Chechen sector.” The director is convinced that “no

Day in History: December 17th

RVSN Day Annually on December 17 in Russia is celebrating a memorable day — the Day of Strategic Missile Forces, established by Presidential Decree No. 549 of May 31, 2006. The Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) were created on December 17, 1959 by the decision of the Government of the USSR. For the first time as a professional holiday, the Day of the RVSN was established in 1995. Today, the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces) – a separate branch of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the main component of its strategic nuclear forces (SNF). The strategic missile forces are designed for nuclear deterrence of possible aggression and destruction as part of the Strategic Nuclear Forces or independently by massive, group or single nuclear missile strikes of strategic objects located in one or more strategic aerospace directions and forming the basis of the military and military-economic potential of the enemy.

The week of “Tavrida. ART” from December 16 to 23

MOSCOW, December 16. /tass/. The week of “Taurida. ART” will open on Wednesday in Moscow with a concert of the Symphony orchestra and will end on December 23. These days there will also be a fashion show of residents of the art cluster, a show of its residents and the presentation of the “Legends of Taurida” award, the press service of the art cluster told TASS. The “Week” of Taurida. ART” in Moscow will be held for the second time. The key theme of all events will be collaborations — creative and professional. The main actors of the project are residents of “Tavrida. ART”, young creators aged 18 to 35 years. They will make themselves known at significant venues in Moscow, as well as on the airwaves of popular TV and radio shows,” the press service reported. On December 16, a concert of the symphony orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet and

Bloomberg learned the position of the West on disconnecting Russia from SWIFT

The Joe Biden administration is trying to get the EU to agree on a broad package of sanctions against Russian banks and & nbsp; energy companies that could be ; in the event that Russia invades & nbsp; Ukraine, Bloomberg writes with & nbsp; a link to & nbsp; aware of & nbsp; discussions between Washington and & nbsp; and & nbsp; sources. According to & nbsp; agency data, among the possible options: New restrictions on & nbsp; on Russia's ability to refinance its sovereign debt Limits on & nbsp; interbank transactions of large Russian banks, possibly including currency conversion New restrictions on companies defense and & nbsp; energy sector Disconnecting Russia from & nbsp; SWIFT. Some of these & nbsp; measures, including disconnecting from & nbsp; SWIFT, are considered 'extremely problematic' ;, the agency refers to & nbsp; sources. In & nbsp; in particular, the & nbsp; EU and

Biden signs law to increase the limit of national debt

“Document signed in & nbsp; as law & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; noted the press service of the American administration. The limit of the US national debt increases by & nbsp; $ 2.5 trillion and & nbsp; will be $ 31.4 trillion. On December 14, the increase in the ceiling of the national debt was supported by the US House of Representatives … On & nbsp; that day, the initiative was adopted by a simple majority in the & nbsp; Senate. On December 10 & nbsp; the American leader signed a bill that simplifies the procedure for raising the public debt ceiling in the & nbsp; country and & nbsp; prevents default. The innovation makes it possible to raise the ceiling of the national debt in the & nbsp; United States by a simple majority, which the Democrats currently have in the & nbsp; House of Representatives and the

China will issue precious coins in honor of the year of the Tiger

Starting Dec 21, China’s central bank will issue a set of commemorative coins to celebrate the upcoming 2022. The set includes one gold coin, one silver coin, and one two-color copper alloy coin. — People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) December 16, 2021 The Central Bank of China has revealed a new collection of commemorative coins in honor of the upcoming year 2022, which according to the Chinese horoscope is the year of the Tiger. Starting from December 21, coins can be purchased by anyone, and now you can pre-order them. In total, three different coins will be available in gold, silver and a two-tone copper alloy. New Year’s sale: discounts up to – 60% Ekaterina Gura

From the well-off to the needy: how the #MyBusiness initiative works helps

Making business kinder Working for yourself, it is important not to forget about others — the message that the state is trying to convey to business owners. By allocating part of their profits to help those in need, entrepreneurs are not just doing a good deed. This is how they prepare the ground for those who are also thinking about their own business; they show that this is not only about earning money, but also about a better world around us. For those who want to help, but do not yet know how, the Ministry of Economic Development, together with the “My Business” centers, has launched the initiative #My Business Helps. The initiative helps all concerned people, charitable foundations and socially responsible businesses to support those who need it.

Zelensky said he intends to focus on the fight against oligarchs in 2022

KIEV, December 16 & nbsp;/TASS /. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy intends to focus in & nbsp; next year on & nbsp; fight against & nbsp; oligarchs, vaccination against & nbsp; coronavirus, judicial and & nbsp; infrastructure reforms. & nbsp; In & nbsp; May 2022, the most clear red line will appear & nbsp; & mdash; & mdash; & mdash; & nbsp; for & nbsp; those who & nbsp; thinks since the & nbsp; 1990s that & nbsp; state & nbsp; & mdash; this is their & nbsp; personal property. Anti-oligarchic law will begin to operate. This is the most powerful step for the & nbsp; process of withdrawing from the & nbsp; shadow of economic and & nbsp; political relations in & nbsp; Ukraine & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; it says in & nbsp; his article for & nbsp; edition “ Novoye Vremya. '' “ You can unite

The State Duma approved the bill on QR codes in public places in the first reading

The State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill on & nbsp; mandatory use of QR codes in & nbsp; public places. 329 deputies voted for & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; 87. The bill, which the government submitted to the State Duma in November, suggests that QR codes will be required to visit public events, cultural institutions, cafes and shops. The QR code can be obtained from & nbsp; as confirmation of vaccination, transferred COVID-19 or the presence of a medical withdrawal from & nbsp; vaccination. During the & nbsp; time of the transition period until & nbsp; February 1 & nbsp; it will be possible to present a negative PCR test, after this date such an opportunity will only be available for & nbsp; people who cannot & nbsp; be vaccinated against coronavirus for & nbsp; medical reasons. The State Duma Committee on & nbsp; Security and