Unfortunately, our country-fellows make headlines both inside and outside Russia when something negative comes up. It may relate to such subjects as arms trafficking, prostitution or something else. Not that long ago, numerous reports were made about the case of Russian citizen Svetlana Zakharova, who was arrested in the United States
In the USSR, as it turns out, life was boring. There were no wars with neighboring republics, no separatism, no ethnic cleansing, no raids, no economic crises, no criminal gangs - boredom at its finest. Deadly dull. In the USSR, there was no such thing as riot police as we know it. In the US, the bastion of democracy, the situation was different
Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoygu has been serving in the Russian Government as the Minister of Defence since 2012. Prior to that, Shoygu was taking the position of the head of the Ministry for Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) from 1991 to 2012. Defence Minister Shoygu holds the rank of the General of the Russian Army
Bob Dylan, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, "besides being the 'soul' of his generation, is an excellent writer and musician who reinvents himself constantly, defying time. He is a worthy winner of the Nobel," says Stephen Wilson, professor at the University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal, who for nearly two decades has been studying...
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, had a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London on October 18. During the meeting, Patriarch Kirill and Queen Elizabeth II discussed the situation, in which Christians find themselves in today's Europe
UN organisms meeting in Rome began the Forty-Third plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security with a warning that there must be an urgent transformation in the way we provide food and practise nutrition if the world is to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
The government of the Netherlands develops a draft law legalizing assisted suicide. The law, if passed, will give an opportunity to any individual to leave this life, and one does not have to be terminally ill to do it. Euthanasia in strictly defined conditions has a right to exist. Yet, as for assisted suicide, this is too much
Last week, the capital of the Republic of Chechnya, Grozny, held a tournament in mixed martial arts - Grand Prix Akhmat - among children. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov's children also took part in the tournament. The fact that such fights were conducted among children angered the President of the Russian Union of Mixed Martial Arts
Humans have one amazing emotion that extends youth, has a positive effect on the mood and even, as recently discovered, helps to endure pain. This emotion is laughter. Other primates also can laugh, but only people can laugh heartily. Some scientists believe that in the process of evolution laughter came before speech
Paris, 4 October-Education is essential for empowering women to achieve gender equality, which in turn is vital for sustainable development. This is confirmed in a new Gender Review by UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring Report, released one week before International Day of the Girl Child (October 11) at an event in Paris.
In the last decade, Russia has lost such allies as Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Greece, Serbia, Georgia. Is it about a crisis of Orthodoxy or a crisis of authorities that renounce religion? Orthodoxy is fragmented, as opposed to the unified Catholic Church, where there is strict hierarchy, extreme degree of centralization and subordination to the...
More than 300,000 people, including Patriarch Kirill, have signed a petition to ban abortions in Russia. In Russia, abortion is free. The question about the withdrawal of abortion from the mandatory health insurance touches upon all types of abortions, except for abortion on medical grounds. Why does Russia have the problem of abortion?
About 70 percent of Russians living outside Moscow think of their nation’s capital as “just a big city.” Twenty-two percent said that they consider Moscow to be the incarnation of Russia’s best things. About 36 percent of those living in the province said that they treated Moscow positively