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
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
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
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
Tattoos used to be popular among sailors, criminals and bohemian public. Now nearly every young person has one. Meanwhile, foreign medical professionals believe that tattooing may have very serious consequences. There are some cases when clients were infected with tetanus, tuberculosis, and even HIV
The American air attack on the Syrian army position at Deir el-Zor of 17 September has caused the death of 80 Syrian soldiers and wounding hundreds more. The aircraft released their load of bombs, including phosphorus bombs and we can only imagine how the flesh of a human being is consumed by the heat of such an explosion.
Intoxicating sense of superiority and entitlement to privilege lulled the leftist dignitaries into a delusional nirvana of lack of accountability and eternal power. Lazily and nonchalantly kicking their legs over criminal charges they seem convinced that it will cover up the legal Mount Bravo Sierra towering over terminus of their reign.
Women entrepreneurs from refugee and host communities in Lebanon are using their unique skills and creativity to build their own model of social stability in Lebanon while launching economically viable businesses. They learn to create, brand and commercialize high-quality handicrafts, organic and agro-food products...
Hillary Clinton may find herself in the epicenter of another international scandal that has recently subsides. The Google search engine favors Hillary Clinton in her election campaign. Google generates positive suggestions for the Democratic candidate. Other search engines were said to generate both positive and negative suggestions
So is a day at the races a good value day out? Most meetings consist of 6 or 7 races which are usually run over a variety of distances and grades. Deciding which horse to put your money on is quite a challenge as trying to work out which horse will win the race is rather challenging for the average racegoer