Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
MOSCOW, April 26 (Itar-Tass) — The apartment purchase tax rebate may be dramatically increased: it will be not shared among the co-owners, and each of them will get from the RF budget 260 thousand roubles. The RF Finance Ministry is preparing a corresponding bill that will certainly make citizens happy.
PANKIN: SOMEBODY MUST ANSWER FOR NUMEROUS EXCHANGE GLITCHES
This Monday, the MICEX-RTS exchange had another glitch as a result of which the exchange did not work for four hours, calling the situation an emergency in the end. The incident caused sharp criticism voiced by the market players, shareholders and the Federal Financial Markets’ Service (FFMS). Head of the service Dmitry Pankin expressed the FFMS position in detail in an interview to the Vedomosti.ru publication.
Siberia is lost! This sort of reaction was evoked in the society by the government’s idea to create a state corporation in the development of Siberia and the Far East and appoint Boris Gryzlov as its head. “First, I did not believe in what was written, that it can be real at all, until I saw with my own eyes the bill submitted by the Economic Development Ministry for approval,” former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said at a Vedomosti conference. It means legalisation of the manual control of the economy, he stated: the usual mechanisms do not work, and the state is increasing the role of the subjective factor. The subordination of the new state company to personally Putin and its removal from the control of regions testifies to the state’s fiasco in the sphere of institutional reform.
“The appearance in Siberian and Far Eastern regions of luxurious glistening offices of the “colonial state company” the personnel of which will have exceptional powers, not obey any laws and take all profits from the use of natural resources, can greatly contribute to such sentiments,” a former deputy minister of energy, co-chair of the People’s Freedom Party wrote on Forbes.ru.