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Funding for the museum's activities

With this year's funding for the museum's activities will increase by 4 times and will exceed 67 billion rubles. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said in Saratov. There, before he met with the directors of the largest Russian museums.

However, the industry needs the concept and ideology. As well as sponsors, he said. For them, have adopted the law on tax incentives. In Russia, more than two and a half thousand museums. But "despite this wealth," the position of the industry is far from perfect.

In addition, the Prime Minister noted that half of the museum exhibits in need of restoration. But for this there are not enough qualified personnel.

Read more...  •  Published: 07.04.2012 10:19:07 in the category "News"

Allocate housing for graduate of the children's home

The apartment she, of course, required by law, and besides, she already has a son at the most.

In six months they changed a few shelters and almost got used to the minimum facilities. 19 years of wanderings and her seven-month Christine's son Artyom started after an orphan expelled from a vocational school and evicted from the hostel.

Graduate from the girl could not - in the second year she met a man who fell in love and got pregnant. Once born Artem semyakakoe-time rent, but the choice of Christina, also a graduate of the orphanage, lost his job, and they were left without means of livelihood. Such a forced "nomadic" lifestyle hardest hit by the little Artem.

Volunteered to help homeless mothers member nonprofit organization that is engaged in employment of those who are in an extreme situation. Kristina and Artem first time will have to live in a private house, in a room with my roommates.

A large bright room immediately liked the wanderers, and neighbors immediately offered to help the young mother.
Lawyers for-profit organization appealed to the officials. It was found that the law graduate of the orphanage house and a young mother, the city authorities had to provide at once and out of turn. In the fund at the regional Ministry of Construction say that the delay time. But in order to speed up the process of getting an apartment, Christina is better to go to court.

While Christine and Tom render habitable a new temporary shelter, their turn to receive housing in Yekaterinburg and waiting area has more than 2000 graduates of orphanages. Reverse this situation, the officials said, will not until 2014, when the apartment will wait for their new tenants, and not vice versa.

Read more...  •  Published: 07.04.2012 05:41:41 in the category "News"

Viktor Bout was sentenced to 25 years

In America, it was referred to as the "Lord of War", but Russia says: Bout to blame - blame politics.

Russian Viktor Bout has to sit in jail until a ripe old age. That was the decision of a federal court in New York. In this 25-year time limit and was the least possible punishment for the crimes of which he was charged. Support for terrorism, conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, the acquisition and sale of weapons - a charge that the jury agreed, Victor Bout deserved a life sentence - prosecutors insisted. Businessman's wife Alla Bout, it seems, was ready for such an outcome the meeting and thanked the judge who rendered the verdict is so soft as I could.

Lord of War and the Merchant of Death - the so-called Bout in the American press. A businessman with Russian citizenship - was there a truly mythological character. He was called a Russian intelligence agent, was accused of aiding terrorists - up to Bin Laden. But prosecutors insisted to the last - the criminal case, he was plotting to kill Americans. It's a lie - these words interrupted the final speech of the defendant of the American prosecutor.

Viktor Bout: 'I am grateful to America that there are people with an honest conscience - my lawyers and other people who treated me with respect. I am grateful to counsel Dayan, who proved my innocence. And you will answer before God, not me. For me, answer time, homeland, fellow citizens. "

The judicial saga of Victor Bout began in Thailand. During the raid staged by agents of the American administration to fight against drugs. Under the guise of representatives of the Colombian group, which in the United States considers a terrorist - they offer Mobutu a deal to sell weapons. So says the prosecution. According to the defense - it was a transport aircraft. During a meeting with the fake revolutionaries boot detained. After two years he spent in the dungeons of Bangkok on 30 pounds thinner businessman extradited overseas.

Where and reversed the trial, "United States v. Booth." The guilty verdict of a jury unanimously carried.

Albert Dayan, attorney Victor Bout, "The jury was biased, after they heard the terrible words of the murders of Americans. Victor Bout was caught on these statements, when he tried to sell the aircraft. And at the conclusion of the transaction, the operatives themselves have provoked this conversation, they knew what effect will these words to the jury. "

The judge recognized - negotiations on arms Colombian mafia had taken place. And here is the proof of the links Russians to Al-Qaeda and the drug lords - it felt very flimsy ...

Shira Sheindlin also reported that took into account the request of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as well as a letter 18 year old daughter of rubble - which asked the judge to restore hope for the future of his family.

Albert Dayan, attorney Victor Bout, "We intend to appeal the verdict. He received the minimum term of 25 years, although the judge could give him a life sentence. And he was grateful to her for a thorough review of the circumstances of this investigation. "

The lawyers are going to not only appeal the verdict, but also require that Viktor Bout extradited to Russia, although they recognize - the U.S. government does not give prisoners. It also advocates estimate - in the worst circumstances - he still does not have to spend behind bars a quarter century. For good behavior and taking into account the term, which bottles had already served - he could be set free after 17 years.

Read more...  •  Published: 06.04.2012 23:04:08 in the category "News"

Election day

Now the main political news - in Russia is the important changes relating to elections. Today, the President endorsed the proposal to introduce regions of the country a single day of voting in September, instead of two, as now, in March and December. And innovation will also appear in the gubernatorial elections, which will return to political life soon.

Governors are not to appoint and elect by direct vote. The law made by the President, the Duma will soon. But among the candidates may be random people. In the regions, there were suggestions on how to avoid it. Several chapters of the Federation, mayors and municipal assembly members shared their ideas with Dmitry Medvedev. Many of the guests of the President remembers how gubernatorial elections were held in the 90's.

"It's no secret that it is often in the regions in the gubernatorial seats were torn and crooks, and gangsters and extremists, and, of course, it is our concern today," - said the head of the administration of the city of Samara, Dmitry Azarov.

"If a candidate for governor on the stage of registration had the opportunity or obligation to enlist the support of the deputies, not only of regional deputies, but deputies of cities, districts, towns. 5-10% of the votes of those signatures in support of it would already be a certain condition for the his registration as a candidate "- says Dmitry Azarov.

According to the President, there is a danger that people will come "completely unprepared", "just crooks" or "crazy town" and the "village idiots". "In the long run by the voters to judge who is worthy, who are not worthy, we must not impose any excessive barriers. In this sense, I do not like the term" filter ", frankly, because we do not have to filter, let the people choose their Governor ", - said Dmitry Medvedev.

Those wishing to participate in the election for governor urged to enlist the support of members of municipal assemblies, most likely in the form of signatures, and, his signature city MP will be able to give only one of the contenders.

"If it does offer such a procedure, we do not have to turn it into a business, because we have people all the clever and cunning. Hence, given a guarantee for the" United Russia "- all in advance. For the Communists - please. For the Liberal Democrats - please feel free. But only once. Otherwise it will be a trade ", - said the President.

How many will have to collect signatures, just not yet known. But in any case, this order will bring the policy to the real problems of people and enhance the role of local authorities. All members of municipal assemblies elected by direct popular vote, rather than appointed from above, and serious policy will not be difficult to get their signatures.

"This idea will make political parties more to develop their local and primary Party offices. It's no secret that the parties have different and there are parties that have a coherent structure at the federal, regional and local level, as there are parties who do not have such a structure" - said the deputy chairman of the Central Executive Committee Leonid Ivlev.

In addition, members of municipal assemblies are most often the leaders of industries, doctors and teachers are respected residents of the people.

By the way, similar rules are already well established in France, but in the presidential election. The candidate must submit at least 500 signatures of elected representatives at various levels in their support. This may be the deputies, mayors and members of regional councils.

Another suggestion - regional elections at all levels to carry out the same day - the second Sunday in September. If the governor to take office in September, you can catch the beginning of the discussion of the regional budget. If you later have to work with the budget adopted without your participation. Now in the regions vote twice a year - in March and December.

"He came in December, and all too late - the budget passed, the fiscal year already underway, the school year goes, is the heating season. For nothing has changed, no additional payments will not spend. That is all, you just connected. And the whole year, people say, 'Listen, here you have chosen, and nothing has changed. "What's the point when the power to change this?" - Asks the governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov.

"We have yet to hold elections this September. How would then one point of view" - said the mayor of the municipality "Severodvinsk" Arkhangelsk Oblast, Mikhail Gmyrin.

"September is the month of good in every respect" - I agree the mayor Vasil Shayhraziev Naberezhnye Chelny.

"About September I have no particular objection does not. A good month in September, still warm enough. Mood of people is good, even as it wants to go to the polls. On the other hand, the crop harvested, the money yet, so to speak, the final may not be distributed but, in any case, there is still opportunity to work out the implementation of budget decisions. Why not? Let us formulate "- The President agreed.

How to believe in the regions, a single day of voting in September, will not only save taxpayers money, but also enhance the selective activity of citizens. Instead of two times per year, enough to come to the polling station to vote once and once for all.

To make suggestions about which said today, were taken into account, the draft law on elections of governors and other documents necessary to issue them in the form of amendments and submit to the State Duma.

Read more...  •  Published: 06.04.2012 19:54:06 in the category "News"

Important changes in the electoral system of Russia

Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting with representatives of regional authorities supported the introduction of a single country, single day of voting for the election of deputies of different levels.

Now such a vote is held twice a year - in March and December. During the meeting discussed the possibility to appoint the day for September. In addition, the President instructed to study the issue of introducing amendments to the bill on direct election of governors. In particular, they include the need to pass an additional selection of candidates at the municipal level.

"As I understand it, the idea is that every candidate for governor received additional legitimacy, talking to people in almost all municipalities and districts, has secured the trust, some support from the municipal deputies and heads of municipalities," - said Dmitry Medvedev.

Read more...  •  Published: 06.04.2011 12:45:56 in the category "News"