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The Taliban yesterday announced the start of the traditional spring offensive against the Afghan security forces. The announcement came against the background of new information about the difficulties in inter-Afghan meeting in the capital of Qatar: it was supposed to start on Sunday, but in the end, as told “Kommersant” representative of the movement in Doha, tentatively postponed to 19-21 April. The "Taliban" (banned in Russia) still takes a firm position: we can talk only about a simple exchange of views with individuals, not about the negotiations with the government of Afghanistan. In a move sure discussions about the future of the country (primarily on the prospects of a withdrawal of American troops) does it make sense to exclusively with Washington.
The Researchers interviewed about 6 thousand Russian schoolchildren aged 6 to 17 years, as they combine study and leisure. It turned out that more than half the students are dissatisfied with their educational outcomes. The children attending extra classes outside school, is higher appreciate their achievements than those who are engaged only in the classroom. As the most popular way to spend free time students call "hang in social networks", and that among spending all their free time on social networks are most dissatisfied with their educational outcomes. However, unsatisfactory performance, students often do not blame the social network, and the curriculum or teachers.
A week before the end of the election campaign in Ukraine, the presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Zelensky tried to enlist the support of foreign partners of Kiev. This is a little more successful acting President: in one day he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Macron. His opponent was found only with the latter, but thereby dramatically increased the level of interlocutors, ready to accept it. For both European capitals of these negotiations — an attempt to keep Kyiv in the Normandy format.
On Friday, the Moscow city court has rejected complaints of lawyers on the arrest of former Minister of Open government Mikhail Abyzov, the accused the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) in the organization of criminal community (OPS) and fraud 4 billion rubles. Thus, under guards mister Abyzov and his alleged accomplices will be until the end of may this year. Meanwhile, according to “Kommersant”, the investigation from the FSB received the materials, which referred to the possible involvement of Mikhail Abyzov to the actions of another OPS, the perpetrators of the theft of billions in the energy sector.
As predicted by "Kommersant", the Exodus of members of the core team of Alexey Miller, "Gazprom" continues. Has worked in the company for 18 years Kirill Seleznev, head of "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz" and the relevant Department of "Gazprom", will now become Director-General of "Rosemalers". This company will have a new megaproject of Gazprom in the Baltic gas processing and LNG production facilities worth more than 700 billion rubles. the New head "Gazprom Mezhregiongaz" appointed Sergei Gustov, head of the Department of internal gas market — long-term Vice-mister Seleznev Gennady Sukhov.
As it became known"", Sovcomflot and the shipyard "Zvezda" signed a contract for the construction of a pilot Arc7 LNG to export liquefied natural gas from the project "Arctic LNG" NOVATEK. The ship should be commissioned in 2022 and is obliged to pass the ice test no later than April 2023. NOVATEK will zapoteet a liquefied gas carrier for 25 years. Experts believe that in conditions of close cooperation between the "Stars" with the Koreans, and the availability of the company's 15 Arc7 LNG project Yamal LNG risks for the company due to potential delays in delivery of the tanker is minimal.
The Government has prepared amendments that will provide access presubsidy in the automotive industry concerns concluded spetsinvestproject (SPIC). Some traditionally Russian players require differentiated subsidies depending on the obligations on localization. But all are United in indignation at the continued access to compensation Kaliningrad "Avtotor", operating mode of screwdriver Assembly without Speke. Market participants say about the risks of suspension against this background, investments in other corporations. According to "Kommersant", "Avtotor" is still to sign Speke, but at very mild conditions with preservation of certain amounts of screwdriver Assembly.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will be a new, 42nd Department, which will deal with issues of international information security (DMIB). A draft presidential decree posted on the portal of projects of normative legal acts. Still involved in this subject unit of the Department of new challenges and threats. The emergence of a separate Department associated with the role in recent years, plays everything that is connected with hackers, break-ins, "plums", social networks, etc., in world politics. As follows from the presidential decree, the new structure, in particular, will be engaged in "the development and implementation of state policy in the field of international information security, including countering the use of...
Moscow district court of St.-Petersburg has interrogated the prosecution witnesses and the victim, the head of the investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (SOU SKR) across the Kaliningrad region Victor Ledeneva in the criminal case of former Deputy presidential envoy in the northwestern Federal district Alexander Datsishin and ex-Deputy of the Kaliningrad regional Duma journalist Igor Rudnikova. They are accused of extortion at the General Ledeneva $50 thousand for the termination of compromising his publications in the media. But the victim said in court that no threats from the accused did not receive. In the course of the process were announced the resonant details about the role in this case, the former head of the GUVD of the...
By 2018 the total returns of the largest Russian non-state pension funds (NPF) was significantly less than inflation. Such a low result of secured funds, previously engaged in cross-trading from close of the financial groups ceased to exist as a result of the redevelopments of the Central Bank. In particular, the NPF group Safmar smashed on the accounts of their clients losses more than 10%. But these funds are mostly already dealt with toxic investments and their assets, as experts expect, will be subject to only market risk.
Loudest in Ukraine to celebrate on April 1 April fool's Day laugh showman Vladimir Zelensky. Announced the evening of March 31 the results of the exit polls showed that the comic takes place in the second round of presidential elections. Finished second to incumbent President Petro Poroshenko. The outcome of the fight between them depends on who will support behind candidates. However, after the elections, the confrontation is over. Fall kicks off parliamentary campaign, which convinced many in Kiev, even more important than the presidential.
In the crash, which occurred March 31 with a day in Germany, killing the co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the S7 Group of Nataliya Fileva. Private aircraft Epic LT, which also was her father and the pilot, crashed on approach to the airport of Frankfurt-Egelsbach, where, according to preliminary data, followed from the French Canna. To survive, no one has. Colleagues and friends remember Mrs. Fileway as a talented person and a "great enthusiast" not only aviation and space business. An investigation of the crash will be engaged in the international Commission which structure will include experts from Russia.
A scandal broke out in Dagestan after Sunday's court session, which addressed the question of the measure of restraint to the head of regional Department of delivery of pensions Omar Abdurashidov suspected of aiding an illegal armed formation (IAF) and the financing of terrorist organizations. Relatives of officials were able to enter cells and showed the judge the wound on the body of the detainee, and the defendant stated that he knocked out evidence against former Deputy chief of police — the chief of police of Makhachkala, Raipa Ashikawa. The latter was arrested last Saturday that he is charged with is still unknown. He had previously come to the attention of the security forces, engaged in business of a gang of murderers Mohammed Abdulgalimov (Farmer),...
As became known to “Kommersant”, the United aircraft Corporation (UAC) has chosen a new head of the civil division. They will become the Director of the Department of aviation industry of Ministry of industry and trade Ravil Khakimov, who also will lead the Corporation "Irkut" (project MC-21) and "Sukhoi Civil aircraft" (SCAC, project SSJ 100). The former official is to form a single structure and to optimize production processes, to the end of the year, the division for reducing the risk of sanctions could be allocated to an independent legal entity. Alexander Rubtsov, who led the SCAC in the fall of 2017, will become Deputy Ravil Khakimov.
For the development of culture in the country needs to develop and adopt specific legislation in which the cultural activities will not count as service but will receive clear criteria for state support, including financial. To such conclusion participants of the parliamentary hearings in the state Duma, discussed the concept of the law "On culture", developed in presidential administration (AP). Members of the public Council under the state Duma Committee on culture expressed doubt that their scope can be controlled by the law because "no one knows how there culture is and how it develops". "You try using nets to catch ocean",— said the musician Sergey Shnurov.