On December 19, the Official Journal of the European Union published a message about the introduction of new sanctions against the Crimea. The Crimea has never produced any goods that could be competitive enough to be exported to the West. Tourism has always been the main source of income for the peninsula
Many bloggers post pictures of crowds of customers at stores that sell electronic appliances, furniture and jewelry. Food supermarkets are no exception. To save their ruble savings from devaluation, many Russians rushed to buy consumer electronics, furniture, jewelry and other goods. The demand on expensive home appliances is particularly high
The legendary newspaper Pravda is now older than 110 years, and its multimedia successor Pravda.Ru is going to celebrate its 16th anniversary in January 2015. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pravda.Ru, Vadim Gorshenin, speaks about the history of the Pravda, the birth of Internet journalism and the influence of oligarchs on mass media
How do they affect the quality of public policy? Take for example when someone uses the term "Einstein". The term "Einstein" is now a persona meaning someone who is brilliant. what does the institution of 'professorial' position constitute today? Do the professors fulfill public perceptions, or are they pretenders?
Do you think that a human being has any chance to survive in ice-cold water? Chances for that are almost zero, if this person is not a specially trained athlete, a yogi, or an ice diver. Meanwhile, such cases are well known in the history of medicine, although they are still considered a sensation. Many of such stories occurred to children
America is the most backward society on earth. The duplicity is astonishing, but the aim is always celebrity and money and power. There is no other value in that barren land. Preachers do not preach, and teachers do not teach because they have another sociological function. Their charity is corrupt, being woefully inadequate, overpublicized
In 2014, as many as 80,000 new infections are to be registered. At this rate of HIV infection, it can be expected that at the end of 2015 the number of cases will reach one million people. HIV stopped being an infection of marginalized and homosexual individuals. The rate of HIV-positive heterosexual individuals is the highest among drug addicts
At the airport of the town of Igarka, an amazing video was made. The footage shows people lining up along the wings of a Tupolev 134 aircraft in an attempt to make it move. The passengers of the aircraft performed the stunt after it became known that the aircraft would not be able to take off as its chassis froze to the ground
Nobody would dispute that the internet allows information to be distributed for mass consumption at the click of a mouse. In this way, it has changed our lives for the better. One example of this is the now common practice of trolling. In our celebrity obsessed society, some people focus their anger on those, whom many of us idolise
In the Omsk region of Russia, a teen boy developed superpowers after he suffered electric shock. The boy discovered that he could attract metal items. He currently considers an idea of becoming a superhero. Electric shock changed the boy's life. He has now become the most popular boy at school. Classmates often ask him to demonstrate his...
Russian President Vladimir Putin reminded the world of his "machismo" as he made a polite gesture at the APEC summit in China. However, Putin's act was unacceptable from the point of view of Chinese conduct. Putin wrapped Xi Jinping's wife with his blanket. Residents of China are known for their high sensitivity to being touched
Two pink flamingos were found in two Siberian regions - in Evenkia Republic and in Tomsk region. In both cases, the birds that inhabit the territories located much further south, suffered from frostbite. The birds are alive, and experts do not lose hope for their recovery. One of the birds literally fell from the sky down on the head of a hunter
In late August, the Russian Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection launched multiple inspections of McDonald's fast food chain across Russia. The opinions of many Russians coincide with views of experienced specialists. Many Russians changed their attitude to fast food against the backdrop of the political standoff with the West