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0 The Krasnoyarsk sculpture of locksmith Yasha is recognized as the most amusing monument of Russia.

The Krasnoyarsk sculpture of locksmith Yasha is recognized as the most amusing monument of Russia.

In Saint-Petersburg the All-Russia contest of local lore competition "the Amusing monument" was summed up, leaded by the International welfare fund it. Dmitry Lihachev. A problem of competitors was gathering the information on unusual products of a monumental and decoration sculpture in cities and villages of Russia. The funniest sculpture was pronounced a monument in Krasnoyarsk. It portrays an elderly plumber, called “Uncle Yasha” and his young assistant. “Uncle Yasha” is presented as if he is looking out of a sewage well. The monument is located near the local Water and Sewerage Customer Service office (“Vodokanal”). The sculpture of “Uncle Yasha” has a real prototype – it is Yakov Zubkov who joined the service in 1945 and had worked there for about 30 years. The photo of the monument and the story of it was sent to the contest by Krasnoyarsk pupil Elena
Klunduk. The second in the list were a plate with a footprint of the Invisible Man that was located near Yekaterinburg Regional Public Library and a sculpture to a bird from a kid’s song named Chizhik-Pyzhik in Saint-Petersburg. The third position on the list was also given to two monuments – a monument to Vasya the Kitty and a Crow in Voronezh and a composition called “Anton Chekhov in Tomsk through the eyes of a drunken fellow who is lying in a gutter and has never read “Kashtanka””. There is a legend that being in Tomsk Chekhov lost a galosh what let the sculptor Leonty Usov portray the well-known Russian writer barefooted. It is also said that Chekhov did not like the city, and he called it “tiresome and not sober.” Therefore, the author imagined that Tomsk residents saw him through the drunken eyes.
Moscow is a cheap city
4 Moscow is a much cheaper place to live than New York, London or Oslo.

Moscow is a much cheaper place to live than New York, London or Oslo.

Investment bank UBS has carried out the annual international research "the Prices and Salaries " during which there were compared levels and conditions of life in 71 one bigest cities in the world. Experts of UBS compared a prosperity and economic opportunities of inhabitants of the different countries and cities by more than 30 different parameters. Most expensive cities can be found in Northern Europe. The best are in Switzerland. In Moscow there are low prices if to compare with average world levels and low
salaries. The general tendencies are show that in the USA, Northern Europe and Japan its more expensive to live. But also people in this countries get the highest salaries, which are ballanced with high taxes and high costs of an everyday life. In comparison with these countries Moscow far not the most expensive city in the world - in a ranking based on a price level the city is just on 41st place. It's most cheap to live in Latin America, India and Southeast Asia. Want to move there?
The government has decided to enter UGE in all territory of the Russian Federation  
0 The government has decided to enter UGE in all territory of the Russian Federation

The government has decided to enter UGE in all territory of the Russian Federation

   The government of the Russian Federation has approved introduction of uniform graduation examination (UGE) in territory of Russia with 2009 year. As the chapter has informed journalists Minobrnauki Andrey Fursenko, corresponding amendments to the bill about UGE have been approved at session of the government.   Besides the given bill assumes introduction of additional tests at receptions in the largest high schools of the country.
A.Fursenko has noted, that the government will define the list of such high schools. Also the bill assumes expansion of admittance of students in high schools by results of the All-Russia Olympiads.   Minister has specified, that the list of such Olympiads also will be expanded, considering experience of carrying out of corresponding actions by such high schools, as the Moscow State University and MGTU it. Bauman.
CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS of the CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT HAVE gone ON DESTRUCTION TOGETHER WITH SAFES
0 CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS of the CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT HAVE gone ON DESTRUCTION TOGETHER WITH SAFES

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS of the CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT HAVE gone ON DESTRUCTION TOGETHER WITH SAFES

In a criminal investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, located in Zhitnoj Street, Moscow, the safe with documents relating to an ongoing investigation has gone missing. Whoever is found to be responsible will face severe punishment. Two safes with confidential documents relating to ongoing investigations by a criminal investigation department have thrown out by mistake during office renovations. The safes were left temporarily in a
corridor by the workers renovating the building. They lowered them into a court yard, and from there, believing them to be thrown out, military men tasked with removing rubbish and property that was no longer wanted from the building, have carried them to the scrap metal pile together with the classified documents stored them. When it was necessary to use the documents again, the mistake was found out, the safes were no longer present.
Kafelnikov is recognized in non-payment of taxes
0 Kafelnikov is recognized in non-payment of taxes

Kafelnikov is recognized in non-payment of taxes

  Russian tennis player, Evgenie Kafelnikov, well-known in the past, has recognized that tax claims of authorities of the Swiss city of Melin are quite proved. He was the first professional tennis player in the world to be accused of non-payment of almost 150 thousand local francs (about 100 thousand euro), says the edition
of News. "It would be silly to say that is not true, - Kafelnikov has noted. - I did not pay taxes to Switzerland for a year or two. For this delay comes even more penalty ". Local tax bodies have seized the house of the sportsman in Мелине which, according to authorities, is up for sale.
The south on fire
1 The south on fire

The south on fire

 For several weeks, the south of Russia has suffered from abnormal heat. Day time temperatures reach 40-43 degrees. Huge damage has already been done to the region - fires have burned out crops and woods, there are continual outages in the electric power supply, and perishable products have been withdrawn from sale.
Businesses in the city operate on a reduced schedule. In the meantime, weather forecasters and employees of the Ministry of Emergency Measures sound the alarm: soon the heat will be replaced by strong downpours with thunder-storms and even hailstones. In some regions storm warnings have already been declared.
Where the childhood leaves?
0 Where the childhood leaves?

Where the childhood leaves?

Recently, the World organization of public health services has released some unfavourable data: worldwide, there are approximately100 million homeless children. What percent of this figure relates to Russia, nobody can precisely tell. The system of accounting for the homeless children in our country is not perfect. On official data, there are no more than 5 or 6 thousand such children in Russia, but informally, the number is not likely to be less than one million. It is about half of what the
number was five years ago. However, to say that the problem is completely solved is not true. Under the existing legislation, three departments are engaged in assisting homeless children - the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Society Protection. In the opinion of experts, they work, as a swan, a crab and a pike, which drag a cart in different directions to the detriment of the system and of the problem.    
How many money young mums in 2007 will receive ?
1 How many money young mums in 2007 will receive ?

How many money young mums in 2007 will receive ?

The "Presidential" bounty, a quarter of a million roubles (around $9000 ) for the birth of a second child, should start rolling out from the beginning of 2007, but deputies of the State Duma have not approved the law yet. They haven't even received the law project for discussion yet. What constrains the law reform? How will the promises the
president made be changed? Would there be some taxes imposed? These questions were answered by the head of the Fund of social insurance, Galina Karelova. She has convinced us that there is nothing to worry about and the program would start in time, without changes. Ok, let's wait until the beginning of 2007 and see.
Why the prices for gasoline grow?
2 Why the prices for gasoline grow?

Why the prices for gasoline grow?

Yeast does not grow as well as the price of gasoline in our country. it is said that cars will soon become a luxury. Just in the last week, the cost of gasoline at the Moscow gas stations has risen, on the average, by 30 copecks. People in the industry forecast that
by the end of August the cost of gasoline could pass the psychological mark of 20 roubles per litre. Why does fuel rise in price? For how long will the price keep going up? Many people are trying to find the answers to these complicated questions.
Putin has charged to check up museum funds
1 Putin has charged to check up museum funds

Putin has charged to check up museum funds

  Vladimir Putin has given the order to the special commission to lead an audit of cultural values in Russian museums, on the initiative of the president, reports RIA "Novosti", referring to the first vice-premier Dmitry Medvedev. The commission should include representatives of the Ministry of culture, FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Office of Public Prosecutor and other enforcement authorities. The revision committee
is created in connection with the large plunders revealed recently from the State Hermitage and the Russian state archive of the literature and art (RSALA). Experts are already comparing this commission to the investigation of jewellery and art items stolen from the Hermitage. Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the State Office of Public Prosecutor has generated a special investigatory-operative group.

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