Excursion To Novgorod

Velikiy Novgorod – one of the oldest cities in Russia, located on Priilmenskoy Lowland, 6 km from the lake Ilmen in 552 km north-west of Moscow. The history of Novgorod is closely linked to all key stages of life Russian state. Twice in the middle of the IX century and the end of the XV century, he stood at the cradle of Russian and Russian statehood. Novgorod – the birthplace of Russian democratic and republican traditions, an important spiritual stronghold Orthodox Russia. As one of the most important centers of education and Europe's largest art center, the city over the centuries it has been a reliable stronghold in the northern and western borders of Russia.

Closely acquainted with the history and monuments can be during the excursion to Novgorod. Novgorod has always attracted the attention of a large number of domestic and foreign tourists. None of the cities of our immense Homeland is not kept so many beautiful monuments of architecture and monumental painting XII – XVII centuries. as Novgorod. And it is rightly called a museum city Ancient Rus. The main attraction is the Kremlin. Kremlin (or Detinets) – it is a cultural and tourist center. Here are the main exhibits of the museum, its funds, restoration workshops, a library, concert hall, art school and art school.

St. Sophia Cathedral (1045-1050 gg.) – One of the oldest stone buildings of Russia. Cathedral was founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, his son Vladimir and Luke Bishop as a city-wide church. Monument "Millennium of Russia" is located on the Sofia area. His height (15 m) and scale form will allow the neighborhood to sustain the ancient and more modern architectural constructions. St. George active monastery – founded by Prince Yaroslav of Novgorod at the beginning of XI century. Located 4 km from the Great Novgorod on Lake Ilmen and much more.

Armenian Genocide

The dispute, maintained for centuries, if not millennia, and by and large not argue about – that, unless someone dares to say that the Armenians 'do not' live by faith in recovery statehood for the whole of the Armenian plateau? .. Why, then, Jews in the time before the creation of Israel every year during the celebration of New Year's constantly repeated, like a prayer, 'Well, next New Year's Eve – necessarily in Jerusalem '? One – you can, and the whole world 'works' on the implementation of this idea, while others – not? This – is nonsense, Mr. Ter-Petrosyan, it would be better to admit it, whose political order he does, trying to undermine the centuries-old Armenian people faith in the liberation of their homeland. Needless to say – this figure does not only deny the need to fight for recognition of the Armenian Genocide, but also the necessity of the struggle for international recognition of NKR-Karabakh. So the speech Ter-Petrosian made the Armenian society to ask if not new, but important issues. It is clear that these anti-national views at the first 'Axa' formed until at least beginning of the Karabakh movement.

Anyway, in the first years after restoration of independence of Armenia, he confidently spoke of 'false' national ideology and actively united around the same anti-national associates. And even as early as 1989-91. about the rotten nature of Ter-Petrosian, many guessed and said out loud, if they were given a say … How many people then ditched ANM mode – for their dissent …

Mikheil Saakashvili

The meeting is still planned, and the parties are awaiting a more opportune moment. Mikheil Saakashvili believed that the contacts with the Russian side should refrain until after Russia will not make the first steps towards' de-occupation of Georgian territory. " But according to an alternative point of view, the efforts of public diplomacy should not be terminated. This in itself is reasonable, but at the official level for the Georgian side, apparently, is now seen not too practical sense in this case – given the stated position of the Russian leadership, not deliberate decision to reconsider the recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Not to mention the fact that the present regime, Moscow is not going to negotiate. Nevertheless, the normalization of relations with Russia is necessary, but Saakashvili did not wish to place it, this was done more because it turns out that someone's climbing across Batko in hell ', correcting against his will that he blew it.

This and another conflict related to the Russian journalists. Three members of the Georgian-Russian commission on the crisis in the Caucasus have arrived in Tbilisi for a second meeting. The first took place a few months ago in Moscow. I must say that the initiative came from the Georgian Journalists and experts who disagree with the course of political leadership led by Saakashvili. This initiative was supported and the Patriarch Ilia II. But an entry visa at the airport was only chief RIA 'News' for the CIS and Baltic Alan concerned, and a member of the Public Council of the Russian Maxim Shevchenko and editor of Izvestia, Vladimir Mamontov, the authorities decided not to admit.

Free Democrats

Case not a "dialogue" as such, it is possible on any issue, and signs of compromise. One, to talk about the mechanism of the president's resignation on the background pressure of opposition-minded masses, and another when the part of opposition politicians involved, for example, in the Commission's work on updating the Constitution, or in the reforms to democratize the electoral system. And, not controlling the process, but mostly going in the wake of the government. Therefore, the path elected alliance led by former ambassador to the UN Irakli Alasania, who is preparing for the founding congress of the party "Our Georgia – Free Democrats," the president's opponents believe the rest of the naive trust in the possible concessions from the ruling elite. On the contrary, opposition leaders from the former environment Saakashvili, and this is – the ex-parliamentary speaker Nino Burjanadze, former Foreign Minister Salome Zurabishvili and many others, absolutely sure that the conciliatory policy issued for the cooperation in the interests of the country's future could lead to the retention of the power team in future presidential elections scheduled for 2013, with all its attendant negative consequences. However, these different positions will be tested as early as next year, when elections take place in local government, including elections for mayor of Tbilisi, where the marks and Alasania. To to put an end to this discord, to strengthen their ranks and oppose the monolith of power and secure the best bunch of political supporters to continue the protests were made last week by calling create a unified opposition alliance to call and one alternate to the authorities, the leader of the opposition, which has evolved around the political association. .


The site NEWSLAND 31.01.2011 15:10, published an article the author kolya_lukoilov under the name "130 million people do not fit into the market economy?" The article is written based on the well-known for several recent books Parshev "Why Russia is not America." The main idea of the article lies in the fact that under the present conditions, Russia will never be able to get out of a deep economic crisis and its fate awaits the inevitable collapse into separate territorial entities and considerable (several times) decrease in population. Since the question for me was quite interesting, and commentary articles on the site is limited technical capacity, especially as the unfolded debate on the discussion paper was not wearing a deeply analytical, but only limited appeals and slogans, I let my notes in substance to publish here. Setting aside the specific numbers which the author cites the processes taking place in Russia, then the logic article is based on two fundamental theories – the theory of Darwin, with its final conclusion that the "survival of the fittest" and the theory of Malthus inevitable overpopulation of the planet Earth, with consequences of regulation is inevitable in its population. Described in the book and paper scenario is quite logical and seems very real and plausible, especially since the figures quoted by the author and the course of contemporary events, only confirm its successful development at this time. But there is nothing new in the submission there is a different matter that most of the people had not thought about it (or do not want to think).

Kyiv City Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky

Kyiv city mayor Leonid Chernovetsky, as well as the famous Ukrainian boxer and politician leader of the Bloc Klitschko Vitali Klitschko told that allocate funds from their own pockets for the Kiev Zoo. That is, the mayor of Kiev Leonid Chernovetsky and a prominent politician and sportsman Vitaly Klitschko, willing to sacrifice money in favor of the Kiev zoo, for the purchase of a new bishop. Administration of the Kiev zoo said at a news conference that they have long negotiating the purchase of an elephant, with different zoos around the world. Want to buy an elephant and in European zoos and in Asian zoos. Also, the administration of the Kiev zoo reported that the talks nearly finished. That is quite soon will be in Kiev zoo elephant again.

Administration of the Kiev zoo still in the thinking of buy one elephant or buy two females. And all this thanks to the generosity of the Kyiv City Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky and Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko policy. Who are willing to pay not only the cost of an elephant or a few elephants, and the cost of transporting the elephants. The cost of the elephant range from 250 to 850 thousand hryvnia thousands. This is very welcome news, Considering how many terrible happened in the Kiev zoo, since the present was appointed director, who was again restored to the old position. That even the Kiev zoo included in the list of most bad zoos in the world. In 2008, in Kiev zoo animal has died 51. This year, died many large and conspicuous animals, such as female gayala, the female buffalo, camel, and a favorite of visitors to the Asian elephant battle, whose death and caused many scandals and nerazberih. Examination did not show anything really, that is nothing concrete. But soon the Ministry of Environment should put an end to this matter and will then know everything.

Georgian State Minister

Late September is traditionally the calendar became the moral and political failures tragic reminder of the past twenty years. On Sunday in South Ossetia celebrated Republic Day, and there rang out for the first time the national anthem. The same thing happens the other day in Abkhazia, and celebrations will be confined to obtaining status as an independent nation and to victory in the war, which ended on 27 September 1993 is not in favor of Georgia. All of these dates, with the war in August 2008, reflect exactly those events that were essentially crucial state of destabilization of the country. In this context, fundamentally important presents the results of the semi-annual EU Commission to study the causes and circumstances of the August war.

The results would announce in early August, but then, citing the emergence of new materials, we decided delay in the first half of September. However, notice that hour of the report or verdict, which was eagerly waiting for the world, put off again for some time. "The Committee Chairman, Heidi Tagliavini – experienced diplomat and honest, and she did not want to be, especially at the end of a career, to give his professional reputation a negative connotation. Therefore, I am sure she will tell the truth "- no doubt one of the Georgian opposition leaders, former Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Giorgi Khaindrava. And the truth, he says, is what is known in Georgia, all opposition political forces.

"If Saakashvili had a team of conscience, it is long gone to resign. But these are the people who are shamelessly trying to mask the terrible consequences of their policies – said a few days ago, the former speaker of parliament Nino Burjanadze. – The president once said, making declarative statement that if he, Mr. Saakashvili, was indeed a problem, then there is reason to worsening relations with Russia was just in it, that he himself would go to Moscow and would have surrendered to pay the penalty there. But this is impossible. In order to realize his guilt, one must have great courage, and people like our president, do not become heroes. " Georgian opposition politicians constantly accuse Saakashvili and his submissive "Associates" that they created problems not only in relations with Russia. He has created and continues to cause problems within the country, in dealing with individuals and social strata, from East and West. Opposition community expects that the next leader of Georgia will be a reasonable person and a true patriot, and will act in the interests of his state. They understand that in current circumstances is very difficult to achieve success in the normalization of relations with Russia. But the art of politics lies in the fact, to cope with this case. If the new leader of Georgia, they argue, will be endowed with the confidence of the population will be projected leader and man of his word, then this policy will be easier to find contacts with Russia and its Western partners, and its own citizens. But while the rhetoric of the Georgian authorities, alas, remains the same as it was in character to last year's war. Moreover, I regret to say, and that for all the past, the country was no serious attempt to analyze the mistakes of the early 90s. And it turns out that you have to walk in circles.

Russian Armed Forces

Talking about these threats came in connection with his statement that a complete translation of the Russian Armed Forces to the new organizational structure will be completed by December 1 this year. As of June 1 this year, half Army, including the Army, has been translated into the new structure. Massive changes are needed in the first place because their pre-reform Russia’s army and navy, in the opinion of the Chief of Staff, could not adequately respond to major threats, which he took the U.S. military and NATO have repeatedly superiority in conventional forces in all strategic directions. Moreover, the Chief of Staff believes that Georgian forces now armed with a “better than during the August 2008 aggression.” And the Baltic countries and Poland, complained Gen. Makarov, persistently demand to punish Russia. It is not easy, he said, folding relations with Ukraine, whose leadership is seeking to enter the country in the North Atlantic bloc.

According to the chief Genshtba in the Ferghana Valley is focused “more than 60 unresolved territorial claims of countries which have interests in the region. ” In these circumstances, Russia needs to have the Armed Forces that could adequately respond to the threats of the modern world. General Makarov also said that “to be very a lot of work in the Arctic, to our national interests were protected there. ” “There was also many new challenges and threats”, – said the army general.

Chechen President

I must say that the Russian president did not err in making this, as it turned out, a true choice. And with regard to Ramzan-Hadji, I would add that it is belongs not just Chechnya, but also throughout the Caucasus, and then, perhaps, the whole of Russia. I am confident that we will fall honor to see in the near future, many of the new achievements and feats, both in the interests of the peoples of the Caucasus, and in the name of Russian people. JH: – That you said something about 'the interests of people of the Caucasus'. Very often we say: 'The interests of Russia', 'Interests of Dagestan' or 'interests of the Chechen people. " In Dagestan and Ingushetia, as far as I know, no link their interests with the figure of Ramzan Kadyrov. He is too elevated and too close to the Kremlin. Here, apart from an instinct of power, works and popular 'instinct'.

Strong neighbor-favorite center – may encroach on their interests. We also know, if someone wants to, can inflate the territorial issue, even fatal to the kindred peoples. And this question, in respect of Ingushetia, occasionally exaggerated. In Ingushetia, as far as I know, decidedly does not want unification with Chechnya. 'Fraternal peoples live better in their own apartments' – this is the main message and the elite and the people of Ingushetia. This is especially true for Dagestan. So what's the question: 'What, indeed, are these most 'interests' of neighboring peoples of Chechnya and how they relate to attitudes and activities of the Chechen President? " – It is still relevant.

European Union Invited

Four high school students sat Tirdznisi Gori district, adjacent to South Ossetia, were arrested and transported to Tskhinvali. The reason, as explained there was a violation of the administrative boundary. After the first attempts by the Georgian side to begin negotiations for the release she was told that had previously been arrested several citizens of South Ossetia, which, according to South Ossetian authorities are in a remand Tbilisi. Georgian law enforcement agencies have denied the allegations. Government circles, and sharply criticized already for lack of control on the adjacent territories of South Ossetia, not a little agitated.

In the village Tirdznisi left MPs from the faction of the Christian Democrats and questioned locals about the circumstances of the accident. Then, the initiative brought the anti-crisis committee chairman of the Georgian Parliament Giorgi Tortladze offered Tskhinvali top of the following: to clarify the circumstances and the final decision to sharpen him in jail instead of teenagers, the oldest of whom, I must say, no more than 16 years. But Such measures, even in Tbilisi were not taken seriously, not to mention Tskhinvali administration. After that Georgian officials made several troubling statements and, accordingly, inform the international organization. The incident became a topic of discussion at the Geneva process to resolve. At the end of Thursday next, eighth, round heads of plenipotentiary representative of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement Boris Chochiev said that South Ossetia would suspend its participation in mechanisms for preventing and responding to incidents, if not received information about stolen Georgian Ossetians.