Curling for the first time the Russians reached the final of the world Cup

The Russian women’s team Curling has achieved the best result for all history of performances: team skip Anna Sidorova made the finals of the world Cup, which will take place on Sunday. In the semi-finals in Beijing girls defeated 8-time world champion team Sweden – 9:3, and 6 stones were installed in a house in the 7th and 8th ends that actually repeat the scenario of the victory over scandinavie in the group stage. The finale of Canada – Russia will take place on Sunday, beginning at 10: 00 Moscow time.


Curling, Margarita Fomina.

“We made history here today!” exclaimed Anna Sidorova during the flash interview. Team under the guidance of coaches Svetlana Kalalb and Daniel Raphael have already solved two tasks: I qualified for the Olympics in 2018, then went to the four applicants of awards, and later made the jump to second place, to protect it from the misfires. The failure happened on Friday in the game against Canada, the main contender for the title. Now I had to play with the winner of the “playoffs 2”, which decided in the morning before our meeting. Sweden defeated Scotland.

Russia again changed the composition, although in previous years I hardly ever used the services of the fifth, the spare girls. In the middle of “round Robin” instead of Alexandra Revai in the Quartet entered Alina Kovaleva, and in the game with Sweden in basis were they both, and the bench went Nkeiruka Ezeh, committed in the course of the tournament the first shots. Now do this woman Alina.

Already without trying the ice, the two rivals rushed at each other in attack. And red stones led from the first end, there was a mistake Anne Hasselberg, and the perfect end to Russian Anna Sidorova. Then there were the “zeros”, then the exchange parties with the minimum score, but at the break the team went with the score 3:3. Whether Swede overly inspired, or fifth hour on the ice one day began to tell on their actions. For the seventh game put the “tre kronor” on the brink of failure. Rayev Kovalev and began building diamond in the center of the house, the Swede had to knock them out with difficulty and one at a time. Supported the initiative of the three-time European champion Margarita Fomina. And the last hand of Anna Sidorova ended the resistance of the opponent – 6:3. From this blow Sweden couldn’t recover. The 8th party Russia does break, despite a final cast of Hasselborg. 9:3 and the women’s team is already guaranteed to remain with one of the two main medals. Neither one nor the other in the history of Russian Curling, we have not been.

In the center of Minsk were mass arrests at an opposition rally

To the protest of opposition in Minsk mass arrests began. According to various sources, the Belarusian police stopped and took in the sites at least a hundred people, of whom, according to eyewitnesses, around 10 journalists

Law enforcement officers of Belarus detained participants of the protest action, which takes place in the center of Minsk. About it reports RBC.

An hour after the start of the rally, which local authorities called unauthorized, the protesters drove three cars with RIOT police. Militiamen began to detain the participants, “literally all in a row, and did it very rude, not understanding, and men, and girls.”

According to TASS, the police stop passers-by that go in the direction of the entrance of the metro station “Academy of Sciences”, as well as those located in the square next to the Academy building.

Local edition clarifies that detention is also held on Yakub Kolas square and Victory square. Among those who were in the paddy — about 10 journalists, two of which the correspondent Bi-bi-si, a journalist of the Belarusian “Komsomolskaya Pravda”, as well as the correspondents of the Belarusian mass media. The Agency “Interfax”, in turn, said that the police did not detain journalists, if they have a special accreditation documents.

The journalist of Russian service bi-Bi-si Sergey Kozlovsky wrote in his Twitter that he was detained despite the fact that he had a permit for the coverage of the rally.

“RIA Novosti” reports that currently blocked traffic on Independence Avenue near Victory Square. Also covered the area of the stock temporarily closed, the nearest metro stations “Academy of Sciences” and “Yakub Kolas square” and “Park Chelyuskintsev”. Prospective participants assign to paddy and asked to produce documents.

Republican riot police during the protests on the streets of the Belarusian capital have raided the office of the unregistered human rights organization “Spring”. Law enforcement officers, human rights activists write in their Twitter broke the door.

The protest of the opposition confined to the traditional “freedom Day”, which is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding in 1918 of the Belarusian people’s Republic. Also on March 25, the Belarusian opposition planned “March of angry Belarusians”, which will take place against signed by President Alexander Lukashenko’s decree “the parasites”. The two actions were not sanctioned with the local authorities.

Ex-Deputy Ilya Ponomarev promised to “take revenge” for the death of Boronenkov

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Ex-Deputy Ilya Ponomarev stated that it will use best efforts in order to avenge the death of his colleague, the former Deputy from the Communist Denis Boronenkov, who was killed Thursday, March 23, in the center of Kiev

Former State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev, during the funeral of slain Thursday, March 23, in Kiev ex-Deputy from the Communist Denis Boronenkov said that will avenge the death of a colleague, the correspondent of RBC.

“We will take revenge,” — said Ponomarev.

The widow of the late Deputy Maria Maksakova, in turn, thanked the Ukrainian government for accepting them.

Denis Boronenkov buried on Saturday, March 25, at Zverinetska cemetery in Kiev. The funeral service for ex-Deputy held in the Vladimir Cathedral. The ceremony was attended by the widow Boronenkov Maria Maksakova, a former state Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev, Advisor to the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko and journalist Dmitry Gordon.



European tennis Association headed by the former head of Vnesheconombank

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The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian tennis Federation (OFWs) Vladimir Dmitriev is elected President of the European tennis Association (Tennis Europe)

The new President of the European tennis Association (Tennis Europe) became the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian tennis Federation (OFWs) Vladimir Dmitriev, the official Twitter of the organization. In this position, he was replaced by Frenchman Jacques Dupre, who headed the Association for nine years.

Dmitriev from 2004 to 2016 was Chairman of Vnesheconombank (VEB). In March 2016, he was elected Vice-President Trading-industrial chamber of Russia.

Elections of the head Tennis Europe took place in Sochi within the framework of the General Assembly of the Association. In the third — round of elections Dmitriev ahead of Finn Matti Virtanen. The Russians got 43 votes, his rival — 31. Also President of Tennis Europe was claimed by the Serb Goran Djokovic, Italian Luizanna FOD and Croatia Predrag Stojcevic.

The President of RTF Shamil Tarpischev said that the election Dmitrieva head Tennis Europe indicates a high prestige of the Russian tennis. He called the election results are sensational.

“This is a real breakthrough for our tennis. Until recently, few expected such a result. The success of Dmitriev in the election is a sensation for all. But this underlines the high credibility of our tennis.

I think that members of the General Assembly liked the report Dmitrieva, which he presented yesterday. He clearly told me how he sees the direction of development and modernisation of the European tennis” — quoted Tarpishchev TASS.

Sebastian Vettel for the first half of the year starts with the first row

Valteri Bottas, Lewis Hamilton (both Mercedes) and the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel (left to right).
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Trehkanatnoy world champion Briton Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the qualification initial stage of “Formula 1” in Australia

Qualification “Gra-at Australia” — the first in the current season of the stage “Formula-1” — ended with the victory of British pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton. Three-time world champion won the 62-th pole in his career and the sixth in Melbourne. Number of victories in qualifying ahead of only the German Michael Schumacher (68) and Brazilian Ayrton Senna (65).

Hamilton in the best attempt has overcome a circle for 1 minute 22,188 seconds, setting a qualifying record in Melbourne. The second time showed four-time world champion German Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari, losing to the Briton 268 thousandths of a second. The third was Mercedes Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas.

For Vettel start from the first row will be the first half of the year. In September 2015 on “Singapore Grand Prix” German won the qualification, went to the first race and won his latest victory. Last year at the “Grand Prix of Russia” in Sochi, Vettel also showed the second result in qualifying, but got a penalty for changing the gearbox and started the seventh.

Russian pilot Toro Rosso Daniel Quat in the Sunday race will take ninth place on the grid. After qualifying he said that the second segment is the machine allowed him to feel confident behind the wheel.

“The thrill of a good machine. We made it to the finals, and in the second segment, the car really allowed me to feel confident behind the wheel. And in the finals — considering that we had only one shot with such a long break is a very, very bad.

In the third segment round Grosjean was very strong. I would say that a Lot, you could get. The gap was minimal. But Grosjean looked very impressive,” said Kvyat

Last season, “Formula 1” ended with the victory of the German pilot Mercedes of Nico Rosberg. At the finish he was five points ahead of his British teammate Lewis Hamilton. Third place went to Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull. The constructors ‘ championship well before the end of the championship was won by Mercedes.

At the end of the season, Rosberg announced his retirement. As a part of Mercedes, it was replaced by the Finnish pilot Valtteri Bottas, who previously played for Williams. Place Bottas in the Williams took the 18-year-old canadian lance Stroll. Also finished his career, the 2009 world champion Briton Jenson button. At McLaren, he was replaced by Belgian Stoffel Vandorn.

Team Manor Racing MRT due to financial problems has left the championship “Formulas-1”. Pilots German Pascal Wehrlein and Frenchman Esteban Windows will be respectively for Sauber and Force India. German Nico Hulkenberg moved from Force India at Renault, the Dane Kevin Magnussen — from Renault to Haas F1 Team.

Posted a video farewell Maksakova and Voronenkova in the Vladimir Cathedral

Killed March 23, former Deputy of the state Duma Denis Voronenkov will be buried in Kiev on Zverinetska cemetery where the family tomb of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. Prior to that, held a funeral service in the Vladimir Cathedral, where there were a lot of people. In the Church and was the widow of the murdered singer Maria Maksakova. In social networks already has a video with the ceremony.


On Saturday in Kiev at the Vladimir Cathedral, the ceremony of funeral of the former Deputy of the state Duma Denis Boronenkov, who was killed on March 23, a killer in the center of the Ukrainian capital. The farewell ceremony was attended by his widow Maria Maksakova. According to journalists, she came to the Church with a guard. Also at the ceremony was noticed the people’s Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the adviser to the interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko.

Buried Boronenkov will Zverinetska cemetery in Kiev, reports the Ukrainian portal “Country”.

The body of the deceased laid it was covered with red carnations.

Earlier, Maria Maksakova told that he would not put forward versions who could kill her husband.

And chief editor of “Censor. no” Yury Butusov reported that at the time of the attack Boronenkov was guarded by the officer of the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Oleg Petrov.

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Zyuganov said the reasons for the historical hatred of Europe to Russia

The great schism — the schism in 1054, after which the Christian Church was finally divided into Roman Catholic and Orthodox — is a source of hatred to Russia. To such conclusion came the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov.


Gennady Zyuganov.

Speaking on Saturday at a party Plenum devoted to anti-Sovietism and Russophobia, Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov called the origins of hatred to Russia.

“In Europe, the hatred of Russia has existed for centuries, and its ideological origins should be sought in the split of Christianity into Catholic and Orthodox Church”, — quotes RIA “news” words of Zyuganov.

At the beginning of his speech, Zyuganov also said that Russophobia and anti-Sovietism caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. In his view, all this now threatens Russia.

“Anti-Sovietism, Russophobia and nationalism, the three main guns, which were shot by the Soviet power. 25 years later they again beat Russia,” he said, adding that the liberal policy of the government continues to fuel the ideas and actions of the destroyers.

“The government tighten their belts not the oligarchs, and ordinary workers, all the hardships blamed on our citizens. For them to raise the property tax, impose a fee for overhaul and obschedomovye needs, making raising the retirement age and an increase in the income tax, the idea has been thrown into society,” said the leader of the Communist party.

Tusk called impossible the existence of a Europe outside of the European Union

The Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, EU President Donald Tusk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni in a meeting on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Rome. March 25, 2017

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27 countries-EU members signed the Rome Declaration on the future of the block without the UK. Simultaneously, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk said about the impossibility of the existence of a Europe outside of the European Union

European leaders gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty about Foundation of European Union. The meeting is held in the Capitoline Palace, where on 25 March 1957, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Rome Declaration, reports Reuters.

The event is not present, the Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may, as the UK entered the EU in 1973, in 2016, voted for Brexit. At the meeting, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk formally announced that in the next two years the UK will withdraw from the block

In addition, remaining in the EU 27 countries signed a Declaration on the future of the block with the output of the second economy, expressing the desire for unity.

“Europe as a political entity will be either one or it is not at all <…> the Unity of Europe is not a bureaucratic model. This is a set of common values and democratic standards”, — said the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.

“Why do we have to lose faith in unity? Because it has become our reality? Or are we tired?” asked Tusk.

Earlier at the same meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union has made a number of mistakes. According to her, the European bloc has not been able to cope with all the problems that were left “unfinished”. However, their correction is possible. “We have a good base,” she said.

In particular, Merkel mentioned the unwillingness of the EU to the crisis, but also to the influx of migrants. Opening the internal borders, European countries have strengthened the external, said the Chancellor of Germany.

“The main thing is that this [correction] should be done in an atmosphere of solidarity,” — said the German Chancellor.

Media: attacked Resguardo in Chechnya could be shot after arrest

Experts, after analyzing niezarejestrowana photos of dead militants in Chechnya, which on the night of 24 March, attacked a military unit in Regardie, made the assumption that they could not shoot during the battle, and after the arrest. About this in his article writes “the New newspaper”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to the official version six terrorists in Chechnya in the late evening of March 24 were killed in the attack on a military unit of Regardie. Two militants escaped. However, as stated in the article “Novaya Gazeta”, niezarejestrowana pictures of dead militants had a reason to put forward an alternative version of their death. The publication writes that these images showed forensic scientists, forensics and ballistics and all of them confirmed that the militants were shot at close range and in the same way – all the dead entry is located in the area of the ear.

The paper also cited the opinion of one of the former law enforcement officers who served in Chechnya, who called it a “typical “Chinese massacre,” as the warring sides in Chechnya called the execution of prisoners of war.

The article reports that other bullet holes on the bodies of the attackers from photographs could not be established. The publication makes the assumption that these people could be captured alive and then shot.

In the pictures one of the militants, experts also found a possible trace of the cuffs and noted that dummy “suicide bomber’s belt” was attached to his body with duct tape over jackets, with fresh blood spots, i.e. most likely after he was murdered.

The publication also notes that security officers have gunshot wounds, while the official reports mentioned that the militants were not armed with firearms and just intended to take possession of them in the attack, but it failed.

Recall that the attack killed six Russian soldiers. SK brought criminal case under several articles. Later banned in Russia as a terrorist organization “Islamic State” has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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20-year-old basketball player scored 70 points in the NBA match

The defender of “Phoenix” Devin Booker scored 70 points in the match of the regular NBA championship with “Boston”. 20-year-old player became the youngest player in the history of the Association, who conquered this milestone

“Phoenix” in the away match of the regular championship of NBA has conceded “to Boston” with the account 120:130. 20-year-old ‘ defender Devin Booker became the sixth — youngest in the history of the Association — a basketball player scored 70 points in one game.

Previously 70 or more points per game in the NBA has scored only ten times. A similar performance showed wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant (six times), David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and David Robinson. The last basketball player, overcame this threshold was Bryant in 2006 scored 81 points in a match against “Toronto”.

In the game against “Boston” Booker 45 minutes just executed the throw with 21 games out of 40, including four times once in the ring from behind the arc from 11 attempts. Also defender converted 24 free-throws. The assets of Booker 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block-shot and 5 losses.

20-year-old basketball player by the American media now compared with five-time NBA champion in the “Los Angeles Lakers” Kobe Bryant who retired last year. Both fathers played in the NBA, both were selected in the draft under 13-m number, the Bryant and Booker are the same height — 198 cm Bryant was drafted in 1996, Booker was born in 1996. Last year, Bryant gave Booker his sneakers with the caption “Become a legend”.