Sevastopol changes status

Yanukovych pays the city economic freedomTatiana IvzhenkoAfter the formation of the government of Ukraine Sevastopol will be assigned the status of a free economic zone (FEZ). As Chairman of the city state administration Sergey Kunitsyn, his Deputy Vladimir Kazarin has recently passed a package of documents regarding the FEZ, preparing for another period of work of President Yushchenko, in the administration of Viktor Yanukovych. Kazarin told "Nezavisimaya GAZETA" that the new government has an interest in this initiative and to date, pass two thirds of the way to the beginning of the project.This message can be considered sensational - the question of granting Sevastopol special economic status under discussion since 1992. During this time we developed about two dozen projects, some of which has passed all stages of approvals from the Central government, but none has been implemented. If in 1995 the idea was blocked by the deputies of the city Council, which was accused of corruption, by the year 2000 in Ukraine has imposed a ban on the establishment of the SEZ because of the scandal that erupted around many areas with special economic status.A last attempt to improve the economic climate of the city has taken Serhiy Kunitsyn, who led the city administration in 2006. He recently noted that during the beginning of the economic crisis in the city was created anti-crisis Committee, which concluded that "full-fledged fight with the crisis will only allow non-standard strategic decision - creation project in Sebastopol FEZ that allows you to save the production, enterprises and citizens". Читать полностью -->

Three-fourths of the way

Vitaly Dymarsky, journalistWith respect to the policy of classical philosophical dilemma - the glass is half full or half empty - it is subject to correction. Thus, assessing the first year of Dmitry Medvedev's rule, it is appropriate (and not offensive) to offer a different proportion: his presidential "glass" filled, perhaps, by one quarter.Already, however, a considerable achievement considering how unforeseen circumstances the last months of war and crisis, and objective initial conditions in the form of the current time to the power structure and staffing of the filling, which were not adapted to perform Medvedev is scheduled programme.Starting with a now almost a slogan for the formula "freedom is better than unfreedom", Medvedev then opened it, displaying their presidential agenda - the fight against corruption, the establishment of an independent court, but in General - if not "thaw", that, in the words of one political scientist, the gradual unfreezing" of public life.August 2008 seemed to be nullified all the good intentions, forcing the President to put on the uniform of the Supreme commander. War is not a time for reform, and after agrobotany guns, "Muse" for a long time silent, while politicians rake the consequences of fighting.And because after the first pre-war signals Medvedev on necessary adjustments of course the following was heard in the spring of this year, when the President gave an interview to the independent newspaper, met with human rights defenders, enrolled almost in a "fifth column", listened to alternative views on the anti-crisis measures. Released from prison the mother of many children, for which long and unsuccessfully petitioned the public. Finally, do a thing that was expected from the authorities and after the "Nord-OST", and after Beslan: has sent in the resignation of one of the branches of the military chiefs, for whom professional ethics merely to preserve by all means in their chairs.Certainly, the crisis gave Medvedev additional trumps in an uncompromising struggle for the implementation of the planned programs allowed (or even forced) to return to the original agenda, to tackle strategic issues of the country.Unless filed (all heard?) presidential signals remain only hints of future action, the transition from the "games with rules" to play by the rules"…For the remaining three quarters of the "glass" in Medvedev's still three quarters of a presidential term. . Читать полностью -->

The demand for the meaning of life

Preachers on the market of faith respond to the needs that are not satisfied by traditional churchesMaxim Trudolyubov100 years ago every leading sociologist and philosopher firmly say that traditional forms of religiosity little time left to live. The path of history and the Church parted: the story has moved forward, the Church has become a hindrance to modernization.Although many people may think so now. Only their habitat on the planet is not so extensive - they live only in Western Europe, on the island of Manhattan (new York area) and a few University campuses. These are areas where religion and religiosity are either not important, or at best are subject to skeptical scrutiny, according to the authors of the book "God is back" John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This is the island where the live-born in the Enlightenment tradition to oppose the progress and religiosity. But this tradition did not become global. Читать полностью -->

Power tandem

Dmitry BavarinSuch folk Putin we have not seen for a long time. Yes we do this have not seen.Group of people in hard hats, work clothes, as if just emerged from the workshops and rising up from the mines, report to the Chairman of the government of the labour successes, but ask at the end - "for what?" "how to live on a pension?", "where is the justice?".Bursting through telephone operators the young man, in any easy to suspect the Commissioner "Ours", brands "Nouveau riche", the mores of the rich and "rides" in Switzerland, rhetorically asking the Prime Minister why it is impossible to "carry into the house, and not from home.". . . . . Читать полностью -->

After the video letter Yury Shevchuk power Izhevsk decided not to demolish 600 homes

Power Izhevsk left at home alone after treatment of a rock musician Yury Shevchuk. In his letter to the famous musician called "face and not back to our people" and to abandon the intention to demolish several hundred low-rise houses, writes "Square." referring to the "Novaya Gazeta".As a result, the officials heard the call. The newspaper reminds that the administration of Izhevsk has directed to court the claim with the requirement to demolish 600 homes built on sites that do not have the status of land areas for individual housing construction. Officials didn't care that the certificate of ownership of plots, construction of houses marked.Residents created the movement "My home", arranged meetings, appealed to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, state Duma Deputy Alexander Khinshtein. However, first sent a letter to the citizens of the city back to the administration of Udmurtia, where the case has soft-pedaled, and the second replied that this question is not involved."And then, the activists of "His house" decided to seek help from musician Yuri Shevchuk, who after discussions with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has become known as the defender of the common people from the tyranny of bureaucracy", - writes the edition. Shevchuk appealed to the authorities of Izhevsk - the reaction was immediate. Читать полностью -->

Tymoshenko is trying to save the Prime Minister's post for another six months by voting in the Parliament

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko insists on convening Thursday an extraordinary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada with the aim to put to the vote the question of confidence in yourself. According to experts, thus she tries to prevent his resignation, because until Wednesday its supporting parliamentary coalition, most likely, still survive, writes GZT. However, on Tuesday in the Parliament announced that the question of confidence if the government will be on the agenda, it is not until next week. Until then, the supporters won the presidential election of Viktor Yanukovych expect to get beaten by the most number of MPs."The price is very high: if the faction will be able to disrupt the resignation of the government, Tymoshenko will remain as Prime Minister until September. By law you cannot have a vote of no confidence in the Cabinet more than once in a session," explains the Director of the Kiev Institute of problems of management of Konstantin Bondarenko.The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYUT) believe that currently the Party of regions do not have sufficient number of supporters in Parliament to ensure the resignation of the government, reports But the "regionals" disagree: they argue that now there are "more than necessary" supporters.We will remind, at the end of last week, Tymoshenko withdrew from the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine the suit, which demanded to cancel the results of the second round of elections. Читать полностью -->

An opinion poll showed that a large number of Russians psychologists prefer psychics and sorcerers

MOSCOW. The majority of Russians in solving their psychological problems rely on our own strength, avoiding to seek some specialized help. But if they have to do this, consult about his personal life, and soul searching they prefer sorcerers and psychics, not professional psychologists. Such a conclusion can be drawn after the study published yesterday the results of a survey of the Analytical center of Yuri Levada. During sociological research 1600 adult Russians (aged 18 years) from 130 settlements of 45 regions of the country told how they are comfortable and familiar to deal with psychological problems. It turned out that 20% of people at least once in life turned to psychics and other members of the paranormal forces. Читать полностью -->


Victor SLINKINIn the Penza region "Orthodox sectarians" gone in earthen catacombs. The participants of the show scratching their hands, how do we release the innocent children, who are being held hostage to the religious follies of their parents. As if the dungeon was the last children of all the earth Russian. No one will remember the many children, who are homeless roam the streets of our land. Some even trade. But we're not here about that. Читать полностью -->

Ivan Demidov, head of the Department of humanitarian policy and public relations of management of internal policy of the President of the Russian Federation

(Help)Born July 23, 1963 in Syzran, Kuibyshev (now Samara) region in the family of employees. In 1980 he graduated from secondary school N 16 city of Kuibyshev. In 1995 he graduated from the Pyatigorsk state pedagogical Institute, specialty "Russian language and literature" (in absentia).From 1981 to 1983, he did military service in the Soviet army, in the army airborne in the occupied territory of Lithuania. The rank of Sergeant.From 1983 to 1987 - illuminator shop outdoor lighting TTC USSR radio and television. Since 1987 - the administrator Main editorial programs for youth DH USSR radio and television (programme "What? Where? When?" "Peace and youth", "sincerely", "come on girl"). Since 1989 - assistant Director, Director of the program "Look" of the Youth edition of DH USSR radio and television.In 1989 he directed coverage of the Festival of youth and students in North Korea.In 1990 - one of the founders of the TV company "ВИD", head of programmes television APPEARANCE on channel 6 ("Forever", "Sharks", "Sharks Politburo", "Drive channel", "Party zone"), a member of the Board of Directors of the broadcasting company "the KIND", the founder of JSC "Forever" and JSC "Disc channel". Читать полностью -->

Top 100 leading politicians in Russia: increased influence of Ministers and economists and top managers of state-owned banks

In 2009, in the first hundred leading politicians of Russia has increased the influence of the "Ministers of economists, executives of state-owned banks, "international power" bloc and the party elite. Thus, compared with 2008, decreased significantly influence regional and business elites. Overall in 2009, was preserved a single centre of strategic decision-making, although its configuration is changed, the peripheral elite group tried to deconstruct, writes "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" with reference to the results of the annual survey of the Agency for political and economic communications.The leader of the annual rating is the head of the Russian government Vladimir Putin (9.52 points on a scale; in 2008 - 9,30). In second place - the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (9,14 and 8,99 respectively). Thus, Medvedev did not meet expectations of political analysts: in late December, experts believed that the President will finally overtake in the rankings of the Prime Minister.In 2008-2009, the tandem configuration has changed since the beginning of 2008 the gap between them steadily reduced (especially in August-September), and then made a symbolic value. On a symbolic level it remained until August of 2009, and in September, Dmitry Medvedev, speaking with a number of initiatives (notably the article "Russia, forward!"), ranked the first position. Читать полностью -->

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