Source Pravda.Ru

Additional Allocations Made For The Restoration Of Cultural Monuments

Russian President Vladimir Putin has decreed the allocation of additional funds for the restoration of cultural monuments. The money will be allocated from the presidential reserve fund. One million roubles (U.S.$1=29.70 roubles) will go for the restoration of the 17th-18th century Icon of Our Lady of Iberia Monastery in the town of Valdai, near Novgorod (northwest Russia). Another four million roubles has been allocated for the restoration of the Tkhaba-Yerdy temple which is part of the Dzheirakh-Assin historical and architectural museum and nature reserve in the North Caucasian Republic of Ingushetia. Moscow's State Tretyakov Gallery has been allocated 1.14 million roubles.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases