Champions League has returned to Moscow.
0 Champions League has returned to Moscow.

Champions League has returned to Moscow.

CsKA has defeated the champion of Slovakia and practically opened himself the freeway into the group stage of the Champions League. That's the seventh time in last eight seasons Russia is being presented in the group stage the most popular european soccer competition. Confident win over slovakian
"Ruzhomberok" has ruined all doubts about the result of a two-match competition. Will Russia have for the third time in history two teams playing in the Champions League? We'll get to know on the 23 August after the second game between "Spartak" and Chech Republic champion "Slovan"...
Oil and Russia news
1 Russia and Oil

Russia and Oil

The development of the Russian economy depends a lot on oil export as the Ministry of Economic Development reports. The main reason for the chief macroeconomic rates growth during 2006 is rise of the world prices on oil, they say. The Ministry accepts the idea
that growth in ammount of energy resources on export will remain one of the leading priorities for the Ministry in 2007-2009. The goal that Vladimir Putin has put before- to raise export of high technology processed products- can not be reached.
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2 “Aeroflot” has banned carrying liquids and gels onboard for passengers flying to the USA.

“Aeroflot” has banned carrying liquids and gels onboard for passengers flying to the USA.

On August, 10th the Russian airline "Aeroflot" has entered an interdiction on a carrying of liquids and gels aboard the planes which are following to the USA. These restrictions are entered at the request of transport safety administration of the Ministry of internal security of the USA. "Passengers are not allowed to have at themselves any packs containing liquids or gels, on item of examination or onboard an air vessel. It applies to drinks, shampoos,
sunburn lotions,creams,tooth-paste, gels for hair and to other subjects of a similar consistence. Such subjects can be transported in luggage ", - is said in the message from "Aeroflot" airlines. Thus passengers may carry: a children's food, breast milk or juice for babies, medicines (with the recipe in which the name coincides with specified in the ticket), insulin or other vitally-important medicines without the recipe.
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1 Time of coupons comes back.

Time of coupons comes back.

Delivery of coupons on bread for pensioners, invalids and large families will begin with 14th of August in bodies of social protection of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka. Socially undefended citizens can use them in retail centers of those manufacturers which have agreed to sell bread at a discount. "Coupons would stand out for a month. Today we discussed reduced prices of bread with manufacturers. One loaf of bread will cost approximately 12 roubles (0.44c), maybe a little more. We try to help old people to survive. But it`s not a measure, it`s a half of a measure. I in general consider that implementing coupons on bread in the
21st century is a crime ", - Puchkovsky, the head of society protection department,said "If Kamchatka authorities don't solve a problem with dotations on prices on the bread of socially undefended inhabitants of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka till new year, pensioners and representatives of large families will begin protest actions.".  That`s all happening because of Kamchatka bakers, who have risen the price for bakery products since the 1st of August. They have explained that their decision on rising prices is connected with higher costs of transportation of a flour and mineral oil.
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1 Russians do not trust the “engine of trade”!

Russians do not trust the “engine of trade”!

In Russia people don't like a TV advertisment and consider it to be more likely as an irritating factor, than a way of perception of the information on new products and services. Around of 75% of the citizens of Russia suspect, that advertisers try to deceive them. Only 21% of the population trust the advertisment. Though participants of the market critically estimate results of sociological research. According to the data of the survey of the research holding ROMIR Monitoring, overwhelming majority of russian citizens not only don't love advertising, but also don't trust it. During the survey 75% of questioned people have declared the uncooperative atitude to advertising, and 38 % have made it in the categorical form. Though each fourth inhabitant of Russia (25%) has to some extent supported the advertising. According to data of the research, inhabitants of large cities trust advertising a little bit more, than living in small cities and across a countryside. During the survey also was found out, that men more often, than women, treat advertising skeptically. It is curious, that, despite of an uncooperative altitude to the
advertising and mistrust to it, almost half of participants of the survey have admitted, that repeatedly making purchases of the goods about which they have learned from advertising. To change the attitude to advertising in Russia and its perception, in opinion of the operating partner of advertising agency "Altman and Solopov" Dmitry Solopov, it is necessary to affect some factors of advertising. He points on two have the direct attitude to advertising. Advertisment irritates because the majority of people do not presume for itself the advertised products, thinksDmitry Solopov. « But the material prosperity is especially an economic force," - the advertiser tells. - "the quantity of advertisment on TV is so enormous, because the majority of channels are free-of-charge, and selling the ad time the only factor that pays of expenses for broadcasting». The attitude to advertisment will change, if it the quantity of it becomes less and a quality of promotional materials will raise. « Advertising should be more creative », - mister Solopov admits.
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1 Moscow has taken 41 place in the list of the most expensive cities of the world

Moscow has taken 41 place in the list of the most expensive cities of the world

Moscow has taken a 41 place in new research of Swiss bank UBS "Prices and Earnings" where leading cities of the world are compared at cost of a life. As it is informed in the press release of the bank, the most expensive are Oslo and London, and the cheapest are Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai. Completely ten of the most expensive cities of the world under version of UBS looks thus - Oslo, London, Copenhagen, Zurich, Tokyo, Geneva, New York, Dublin, Stockholm, Helsinki. The capital of Russia has settled down in the list from 71 cities between Taipei and San-Paolo. To live in Moscow is more expensive, than in Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga and Kiev which also have got in UBS rating. UBS compared economic opportunities of inhabitants of different cities of
the world on 30 different parameters. In particular, it was used a " Big-Mak index" - the Swiss bank has counted up, how many time it is required to earn for a well-known sandwich. It was found out, it took 25 minutes for this purpose to an average muscovite, and on the world the parameter has made 35 minutes. In the end of June the report on the most expensive cities of the world was published by Mercer Human Resource Consulting company. According to its data, is the most expensive in the world to live it has appeared in Moscow, on the second place Seoul, and on the third Tokyo has settled down. Then in calculation comparative cost of a set from 200 goods and services was accepted.
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3 On the market there is a new brand of cigarettes “Zhirinovsky”

On the market there is a new brand of cigarettes “Zhirinovsky”

In day of 60-years anniversary of the Russian vice-speaker there is a new product on the market under a brand "Zhirinovsky". Cigarettes are presented in two kinds: full-weight « Zhirinovsky ORIGINAL » (the Maintenance of pitch in a smoke of a cigarette - 10 mg, nicotine - 0,8 mg) and lungs « Zhirinovsky ULTRA » (pitches - 8 mg, nicotine - 0,6 mg). Creation of this mark Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky has entrusted to the oldest Russian factory «Nevo Tobacco» (St.-Petersburg). Work above the joint project has been begun in October, 2005 whenthe license agreement with Vladimir Volfovichem has been signed. From the very beginning the project did not assume commercial interest of V. V. Zhirinovsky in release of this product. Its overall objective - to provide the Russian smokers with guaranteed qualitative cigarettes in his name. Cooperation of «Nevo Tobacco» with the largest world suppliers guarantees high quality of all components of cigarettes "Zhirinovsky" created at participation of the best foreign
experts with use of materials of the highest quality. Quality check is made at each technological stage. The tobacco mix "Zhirinovsky" is created on compounding American Blend and consists of grades of tobacco "Virginia", «Berley» and «Oriental» which are delivered from the United States America, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Malawi, Turkey, Italy, Spain and China. Design of cigarettes "Zhirinovsky" - a subject of special pride of developers of mark. It completely corresponds to exeptional person of Vladimir Volfovich. So, the inscription "Zhirinovsky" on the valve of a pack, imprinted a foil falls outside the limits an obverse part of a label, symbolizing a non-standard and eccentricity, skill to see greater, inherent in Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky. On the back of the pack the portrait of the leader of LDPR and his statement certified by the signature is placed: «the Qualitative domestic production for Russians is normally!".
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1 Zemfira is not fated to become the philosopher.

Zemfira is not fated to become the philosopher.

The most well-known student of philosophical faculty of the Moscow State University is threatened with deduction. Apparently, the singer has decided to study sciences of Aristotel and Gegel in absentia. As "Komsomolskaya Pravda" writes, for all semester she has never appeared at lectures. Moreover - winter session is ignored by Zemfira too. She didn`t come on the examination which was passed on 27th of December, after what a serious conversation with a dean of faculty Vladimir
Vasilevich Mironov existed! He explained to the future philosopher, that the question costed sharply enough: or she undertakes study, or will be deducted. However on the 11th January examination on logic has passed too without Zemfira`s participation, and she has not found time to warn a dean's office about the absence. If student Ramazanova will ignore also the third examination, deduction is inevitable - by the rules of the Moscow State University.
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1 “Night patrol-2″ opens its secrets.

“Night patrol-2″ opens its secrets.

Everything, that events on shootings of the second part of the sensational blockbaster " Night patrol ", the director of film Timur Bekmambetov tries to keep a secret from journalists. However some facts nevertheless have filtered into press. More recently a work above a historical prologue to "Night patrol-2" has begun in steppe near Alma-Ata. Under the script a cavalry of legendary Tamerlan storms walls of a fortress in which the "choke of destiny" is stored . To its help Tamerlan is going to change history, having replaced the defeats by victories. In shootings there were nearby 200
person taking part, but in the film they are going to change in three armies! Then action is transferred to 2005. A famous wizard Anton Gorodetsky arrives to Samarkand, searching for the "choke of destiny" too. Gorodetsky is discontented for his son Egor had become Dark Other. The light wizard will search a "choke of destiny" together with the Samarkand brigade of Night patrol. The subject will be found out in tomb of Tamerlan. The most entertainment scene of "Night patrol-2" destruction of hotel "Space" and several more quarters promises to become.
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0 Zemfira will act with Queen.

Zemfira will act with Queen.

After a joint performance of Zemfira and Queen at the Russian Music Awards ceremony in the Kremlin and during the afterparty for the musical "We Will Rock You", the English musicians sent the Russian singer an invitation to continue the creative collaboration. The essence of the offer is extremely simple: to continue in the same role, but to a much greater audience. As a concert venue, Queen have suggested the Red Square - it was probably recommended by McCartney as a very good place for
a rock concert. Also, there is even a chance that president Putin will come to listen the concert. Zemfira immediately agreed to Queen`s offer. Now Roger Taylor`s and Bryan May's representatives carry on with negotiations for the formal aspects of the future super-concert. Russia didn`t see Freddie Mercury, but it does not mean that we cannot hear Queen. Perhaps, Zemfira is the correct choice to give us the sensation of real Queen`s magic in Moscow.