01.12.2009, 15.33The base part of labour pension of the Russians from December 1 will be increased by 31.4 percent, bringing the average size of labour pension will be 6280 rubles. On this increase, which will affect 37 million pensioners will be sent to 30.8 billion.Thus, during 2009, the pension will be indexed 4 times. The average size of social pension will reach the subsistence minimum of the pensioner and will make 4268 rubles. . . . Читать полностью -->
Moscow, March 22. President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, "given the special significance of the Day of Slavic writing and culture in the consolidation of Russian society and the strengthening of ties with the brotherly Slavic peoples on the basis of historical, spiritual, moral and cultural traditions", decided to form the Russian organizing Committee on preparation and celebration of the day of Slavic writing and culture, said "the Patriarchate.
Rome. On 29 July. INTERFAX - the Holy see forbade easily dressed tourists to land in that state.Now the guards stop at the main entrance to the Vatican tourists in shorts or clothing off the shoulder and asking them to dress modestly, according to Italian media reports referring to the Agency "ANSA".Several tourists have already been sent to the shops for shawls, scarves and trousers.New requirements especially confused people in Rome, often used to "run" to the Vatican to visit local pharmacies, post offices and shops.Before the ban on revealing clothing applied only to St. Peter's Basilica. . . Читать полностью -->
The greatest chances of winning the presidential election in Ukraine is the leader of the opposition "Party of regions" Victor Yanukovych, writes in the article "Presidential elections in Ukraine and prospects of the country's modernization and integration with the EU", published in the Bulletin of the Polish Institute of international relations, analyst of the Institute Е‚ukasz Adamski.According to the author, the danger for Yanukovych is acting Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. "The likelihood that the new President will carry out the reorganization of the state and would bring it closer to EU standards is small, although the results of the election will not adversely affect the dynamics of relations between Ukraine and the EU. Dynamics can be alleviated only if, which do not exclude some observers, the election comes to massive bribery of voters headquarters major candidates," notes the analyst.According to Adamski, do not expect that some of the candidates receive more than 50% of votes in the elections on 17 January, which means that on 7 February will be held the second round where they will be Yanukovych and likely Tymoshenko. The expert notes that the Prime charismatic personality and knows how to mobilize the electorate. He does not exclude that a candidate who loses, will try to prove that the electoral process was violated and, if possible, to postpone the oath of the new President by filing a complaint or even a "blockade" of Parliament or the CEC."If Yanukovych wins the election, he will rush to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada in order to secure a stable majority in the new Parliament. A convenient date for the parliamentary election will be on may 30, when there will be elections to local self-government. Читать полностью -->
According to the American organization "Open doors", in Somalia in 2008 200 Christians were killed for their faith. The last case occurred 12 weeks ago: a Christian convert Mansour, Mohammed who was publicly beheaded for apostasy. Thus, Somalia fell into a shameful list of ten countries where Christians are persecuted the most - it has moved from 12th place to 5th.Here is the list:1) North Korea2) Saudi Arabia3) Iran4) Afghanistan (by the efforts of the Taliban rose to 2 places)5) Somalia6) Maldives7) Yemen8) Laos9) Eritrea (here on the orders of dictator 3 thousands of Christians thrown into prison without trial)10) UzbekistanPaul Estabrooks, one of the leaders of "Open doors", noted that most of the countries in the list are those whose laws are based on Sharia. With the exception of Communist China and Laos and the dictatorship in Eritrea.Remains alarming as the situation in China (down from 10th place to 12th) and Bhutan (dropped from 5th to 11th) and in Pakistan (13), Iraq (16), Mauritania (18), Algeria (19) India (22), Northern Nigeria (26), Indonesia (41), Bangladesh (43) and Kazakhstan (50), where Christians are to some extent affected in his rights.According to "Open doors", the entire prosecution, prisons and killing for the faith threaten a hundred million Christians in the world. . . Читать полностью -->
KIEV, Nov 12 - RIA Novosti, Alain mate. Doctors confirmed 85 cases of influenza A/H1N1 in Ukraine, said Thursday at a press conference, chief doctor of the Central sanitary-epidemiological station Lyubov Nekrasova.According to the latest data of the Ministry of health, the total number of deaths from the effects of influenza and SARS has risen to 213, and the number of cases exceeded 1,192 million people. On Wednesday it was reported 70 cases of influenza A/H1N1, 17 of which have been fatal."To date, the samples taken for diagnosis in 533 patients. This study was conducted on 108 samples and confirmed in 85 cases, the incidence of influenza A/H1N1" - sends a message to the doctor, the Ukrainian news Agency UNIAN. . . Читать полностью -->