Gleb Pavlovsky described Gorbachev's vision of the USSR as part of the “European home”

According to & nbsp; it was a realistic strategy & nbsp; & mdash; solve the numerous internal problems of the USSR by joining the & nbsp; European political project. “But & nbsp; Gorbachev didn't have enough cards for such a big game.” Although, in addition to the trump card in the & nbsp; form of Soviet nuclear weapons, it also had a trump card in the & nbsp; form of the Eastern Bloc & nbsp; & mdash; it is a very valuable asset that could be properly exchanged. Just for & nbsp; this not & nbsp; had to be pulled for & nbsp; for three to four years & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said the political strategist. Pavlovsky added that & nbsp; President of the RSFSR Boris Yeltsin took advantage of Gorbachev's strategic weakness to strike. “ Moreover, he & nbsp; did not & nbsp; offer the West any

The ROC opposed the return of the death penalty

Earlier on the website of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the book of the Chairman of the Constitutional Court Valery Zorkin “Constitutional justice: procedure and meaning” was published. There Zorkin suggested that once in The death penalty may be revived in Russia. The representative of the ROC welcomed the fact of the abolition of the death penalty in Russia at the present time. “The teaching of the church does not contain a ban on the death penalty. However, we believe that the practice of abolishing the death penalty is currently useful in Russia and other countries, because even a person who has committed the most terrible crime can bring repentance, and the possibility of pastoral work with him remains,” Kipshidze said. He recalled that Patriarch Kirill has repeatedly opposed the restoration of the death penalty. At the same time, Kipshidze noted that there are cases when criminals who have served their

Omicron conquers Europe

Europe has updated daily highs for the incidence of COVID-19. The main reason for this was the rapid spread of Omicron. This strain is gradually conquering more and more countries. Over the past week, he has become dominant inNetherlands and Switzerland. The authorities of these countries impose new restrictions and declare lockdowns. In France, an absolute record has been registered for the entire time of the pandemic — about 180 thousand infected per day. This is almost twice as much as the local Ministry of Health stated when making a forecast for the post-Christmas days. At the same time, the percentage of vaccinated people among the French is quite high. And 23 million people have already received the third dose, noted Daria Zlotnikova, Kommersant FM’s own correspondent in France: “Despite the Christmas holidays, many people at work in the immediate environment are quarantining more and more people. And this is

Rospotrebnadzor gave recommendations for the New Year holidays

“It is recommended not to hold New Year’s corporate events indoors,” the document says. The department also does not recommend holding children’s New Year’s holidays in shopping and exhibition centers, and New Year’s corporate events – indoors. “Exclude the holding of an animated New Year’s program for children in the foyers, corridors, halls of shopping and exhibition centers with contests and performances of artists,” the document says. In addition, it is not recommended to hold New Year’s corporate events indoors. Also, the work of ice rinks with entrance tickets should be planned in such a way as to prevent a mass gathering of people there, at rental points and locker rooms, compliance with the mask regime and distancing should be monitored. Rospotrebnadzor recommends allowing only vaccinated or COVID-19 adults to attend children’s New Year’s events with a population of more than 200 people. It is also recommended to fill the

The freezing of the soap bubble was shown on video

Watch this bubble freeze up in real time — Kyle Brittain (@KyleTWN) December 29, 2021 Meteorologist Kyle Britten from He showed how a soap bubble freezes during a severe frost. It turns into a fabulous ball with patterns that bloom literally before our eyes. “Frozen” soap bubbles are a well-known winter entertainment. To create them, a few drops of glycerin are added to a solution of water with soap, shampoo or dishwashing detergent, and in Canada — also a teaspoon of maple syrup to make the patterns more structured. The frost for such a “procedure” should be at least minus 9-10 degrees, but the more, the better. Usually the bubble freezes quite quickly, but Britten’s video allows you to consider the “little winter miracle” in detail. New Year’s sale: discounts up to – 60% Anna Lysenko Even more interesting things about nature

Archaeologists have found the remains of an ancient princess in Kazakhstan

Archaeologists have discovered in Kazakhstan the burial of a girl – a representative of the nomadic elite of the Hunnic time. She was buried in royal vestments with a lot of jewelry in the V-VI centuries ad — N + 1 (@nplusodin) December 28, 2021 During the ongoing excavations near the city of Karakabak in the south-east of Kazakhstan, archaeologists examined a previously found burial mound from the time of the Huns (5-6 centuries AD) and found the remains of a girl, presumably belonging to the nomadic elite and buried in royal vestments. The grave turned out to be looted, but the criminals did not take away numerous gold jewelry, but the skull of the buried girl. In addition to the bones, scientists found in the burial a gold lining of a wooden belt buckle, a gold earring, a rich headdress resembling the diadem of Byzantine kings, parts of a

Evgeny Grishkovets was elected Chairman of the Public Council at the Federal Penitentiary Service

“Yevgeny Grishkovets, a writer and director, theater and film actor, has become the new chairman of the FSIN Public Council. His candidacy was supported unanimously,” the press service said. Deputy Secretary of the Public Chamber Vyacheslav Grib, introducing the new head of the council, noted that “Grishkovets is an authoritative person who is difficult to put pressure on.” The first meeting of the new composition of the Public Council under the Federal Penitentiary Service was held in the Public Chamber on Wednesday. The event was attended by the new head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Arkady Gostev. Previously, the Public Council at the FSIN was headed by director Vladimir Menshov. He died on July 5.

Remains of a bird with an unusually long tongue found in China

Fotografía y dibujo lineal del cuerpo del espécimen holotipo de Brevirostruavis macrohyoideus, nueva ave del Cretácico descubierta en China ?Li, Stidham, Zhou, Clarke, 2021 — CRCpaleos (@CRCpaleos) December 28, 2021 The bird, which lived simultaneously with the dinosaurs on the territory of modern China, had an unusually long tongue. As scientists found out, its size exceeded the length of the head of a fossil creature, whose fossilized skeleton, 120 million years old, was discovered in the northeast of the country. Some modern birds, such as woodpeckers or hummingbirds, also have a very long tongue. But the extinct bird, which was named Brevirostruavis macrohyoideus (which means “a bird with a short head and a big tongue”) is the earliest such example, scientists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as the University of Texas at Austin, who owns the discovery. The team hypothesized that

Lukashenko thanks Putin for support during the period of sanctions

Alexander Lukashenko said that & nbsp; GDP growth in Belarus amid & nbsp; sanctions in & nbsp; 2021 & nbsp; & mdash; this is in many ways the merit of Russia. & ldquo; I am very grateful to you, to you personally, first of all, for & nbsp; what you did for & nbsp; Belarus. And & nbsp; for & nbsp; the support that you & nbsp; provide to us. Don't & nbsp; want to flatter you & rdquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said the Belarusian president to Putin (quoted by & nbsp; BelTA). Lukashenko clarified that & nbsp; “ it's not & nbsp; about & nbsp; flattery. '' & nbsp; the thing is & nbsp; is that & nbsp; any suggestion that we & nbsp; make, or request & nbsp; & mdash; you & nbsp; do an assignment to certain people, respond. And & nbsp; Russian companies, and &

The prosecutor's office of Ukraine sent a case against Aksenov and Poklonskaya to court

According to the & nbsp; version of the investigation, Crimean officials in & nbsp; February & mdash; March 2014 created a criminal organization. Their & nbsp; purpose was allegedly “ the violent overthrow of the constitutional order and & nbsp; changing the borders of the territory of Ukraine '', according to the press release of the prosecutor's office. damage to its & nbsp; sovereignty, territorial integrity and & nbsp; inviolability. Members of the organization, in & nbsp; in particular, took part in the & nbsp; formation of the occupation bodies, directly headed them & nbsp; and & nbsp; led them & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; claim in the & nbsp; department. The defendants in the case are accused under the & nbsp; following articles & nbsp; of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: treason, encroachment on the & nbsp; territorial integrity of Ukraine, and & nbsp; also actions aimed at