Ukrainian singer, leader of group “Ocean Elzy” Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, who returned to Ukraine from the USA, commented on the rumors about his possible participation in the presidential race, the elections in Ukraine.
Vakarchuk reported an interview with Elle.
“Just to close the topic. I always get asked regarding my presence in the political rankings, presidential ambitions, the desire or unwillingness to stand for election. And the story that, that I have not answered you would not believe,” said the singer.
According to him, he discussed features of the current situation in Ukraine, why is the situation so complex and why it may not be a specific ready of the way, the foreign experience that we could pick up and move on yourself.
“We have a lot of features, many details that must be taken into account”, – said Vakarchuk.
He half lived in the United States, where he studied and taught at Stanford University.
The primaries won Morozov, Primakov and Savelyev
In local branch “United Russia” summed up the preliminary vote to determine candidates for the elections to the state Duma (2), city Duma (1), and elections to local governments in September. It was said that the primaries was “well, no violations”.
According to reports, the total turnout was 15,38% of the total number of voters (242 497 people).
The winners of the “line” of the state Duma became the Director of the regional basic medical College Igor Morozov (Saratov IO, 59% of the vote) and the Moscow journalist, social activist Yevgeny Primakov (Balashov, 72.3 percent); the city Duma – the head of Committee of social support of the administration of Saratov Valentin Savelyev (52.6 per cent).
The final decision on candidates will take the General Council of the party.
“Betraying mother”: MELOVIN explained why not going to perform in Russia (video)
The representative of Ukraine at Eurovision-2018 MELOVIN, the singer admitted that he never received offers to perform in Russia, but if they were, in any case he refused them to be.
“Playing in Russia is still something to betray or hurt his family, and his mother”, – said the singer in a live ObozTV.
“If I was invited I wouldn’t go, at least now. Well I can not, can not,” added MELOVIN.
In clarifying questions leading, what is the reason his position, the singer stressed that it is very much like the Ukraine.
The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation proposed to the Federal Tourism Agency to restrict Booking.com
To limit the possibility of reservation Russian hotels for clients Booking.com on the territory of the Russian Federation proposed as a response to US sanctions. The Federal tourism Agency will present its position until 4 June.The Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation proposed to consider the limitations of the online service for booking hotels and apartments Booking.com in Russia. On Tuesday, may 22, according to the portal RBC with reference to the press service of the Federal tourism Agency. The address of the Federal tourism Agency received the letter. The Ministry will announce its position on the activities of the service until 4 June.
The initiative to limit the operation of the service in Russia, the Ministry of culture had earlier requested the head of the tour operator “travel service” Sergey Voytovich said. His proposal he regards as a response to US sanctions against Russia.
According to Voitovich, the restriction is expected to be on booking of hotels for the Russian users in Russia.
Service Booking.com allowing to book via the Internet for hotels and apartments around the world, was founded in Amsterdam in 1996. He belongs to the American company Booking Holdings.
Danyluk called illegal the decision on the transfer of GFS the government
The decision of the Cabinet of Ministers on the reassignment to him of the State fiscal service (GFS), which is now koordiniruyutsya by the Ministry of Finance, adopted in violation of the rules and is illegal.
This was announced by the Finance Minister Oleksandr danylyuk during the meeting with business in Kyiv on Thursday, may 31, Interfax-Ukraine.
“The decision has not yet been made public. I think will never be made public, so it does not meet the system General state administration”, – he said.
Danyluk reminded that the Finance Ministry sets policy in the tax and customs sphere, and the body that implements this policy, SFS, is the coordination of the Ministry.
He noted that the Finance Ministry works with the Treasury, the FIU, and the SFS must also be in a single system.
“Subordination – this issue was raised several times. I don’t know what it is about, but, more precisely, the concentration of so many powers, especially during the election period, in the same hands, is wrong, and we must, first and foremost, think about the public interest and to think about the state”, – said the Minister of Finance.
In his view, the current conflict will be the impetus for the reform of the SFS.
“Enough to cover up the fact that nothing is happening. There is a limit to patience,” – said danyluk.