Service of Munich airport, the administrative center of Bavaria, refused to refuel the plane of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Javad Zarif, who flew to Germany for a conference on security, held in mid-February, wrote on Thursday, «Rossiyskaya Gazeta», citing the German magazine Spiegel.
The refusal was caused by us sanctions against Iran imposed in the beginning of January that the airport management did not want to violate. So that the plane she still ran, it took the intervention of the head of the Munich conference Wolfgang Ischinger. In the end, the fuel for Iranian aircraft was taken from storage, the air force of Germany.
«European liberals became absorbed in the search for a new strategy towards Russia» – is the title of an article in the newspaper «Kommersant», which States that one of the largest factions of the European Parliament «Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe» (ALDE) , presented in Brussels «Project of the EU strategy towards Russia».
Many speakers at the conference, including the leader of the ALDE in the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Belgium, guy Verhofstadt, spoke about the need for new approaches to Russia. However, the presented recipes was an old speech, in particular, was about the need to strengthen the support of the Europeans of Russian civil society.
In the Brussels conference on Skype was attended by opposition politician Alexei Navalny. He reminded about the recent investigation conducted by the Fund of struggle against corruption, and said he expects tougher sanctions against corrupt officials. According to the leader of the Russian opposition, many citizens of his country would support such a move by the European Union.
«Kabul is ready to recognize the Taliban as a political force» – is the title of an article in «Nezavisimaya Gazeta», where it is reported that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called for the beginning of negotiations with the Islamist group «Taliban» and expressed willingness to admit its political power.
The statement of the head of state said at the second international conference «the Kabul process», which started yesterday in the Afghan capital. In the expert community say: about such intentions of the official Kabul says not for the first time, but they are rather on the domestic consumer.
The name of the Soviet writer, playwright, screenwriter and translator, Mikhail Zoshchenko assigned to the Nameless passage in the city of Sestroretsk is located in the Resort district of St. Petersburg. The corresponding order signed by the Governor of Northern capital George Poltavchenko published on the official website of Smolny.
The decision on awarding the street in Sestroretsk the name of the writer Mikhail Zoshchenko adopted in St. Petersburg interdepartmental Commission on names, the website of » Komsomolskaya Pravda in St. Petersburg «.
Also in honor of Zoshchenko was named Central library of Sestroretsk, where since 1994 the famous «Semenovskie reading.» In 2003, the district erected a monument to the writer.
In his annual address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged to struggle with corruption. «The penal code must cease to be a tool of litigation between legal entities», – the Russian media quote the words of the President, who also drew attention to the number of unnecessary inspections.
Putin, whose immediate surroundings have repeatedly been involved in investigations of the Fund of struggle against corruption, stressed that criminal provisions must act firmly when we are talking about the rights of life and health of people. According to the head of the state, in Russia it is also necessary to simplify the system of creating new business.