Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, a Ukrainian performer and leader of the Ocean Elzy band, who returned to Ukraine from the United States, commented on his possible participation in the presidential race in Ukraine.
Vakarchuk reported this interview to Elle magazine.
“Just to close the topic. I am constantly asked about my presence in political ratings, presidential ambitions, desire or unwillingness to run for election. And the story is that whatever I answer to you, you still won’t believe it, ”said the singer.
According to him, he analyzed the features of the current situation in Ukraine, why the situation is so complicated and why there cannot be any concrete prepared way, foreign experience, which we could take and transfer to ourselves.
“We have many features, many details that must be taken into account,” added Vakarchuk.
He lived in the USA for six months, where he studied and taught at Stanford University.
Morozov, Primakov and Saveliev won the primaries
The local branch of United Russia summarized the results of the preliminary vote to determine candidates for by-elections to the State Duma (2), the City Duma (1) and the elections to LSG bodies in September. It was said that the primaries went “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 were the director of the regional basic medical college Igor Morozov (Saratov IO, 59% of the vote) and the Moscow journalist, social activist Yevgeny Primakov (Balashovsky, 72.3%); City Duma – Valentin Savelyev (52.6%), head of the social support committee of the Saratov administration.
The final decision on the candidates will be made by the party’s general council.
“Betray Mom”: MELOVIN explained why he won’t go to perform in Russia (video)
The representative of Ukraine at Eurovision 2018, singer MELOVIN admitted that he had never received any offers to perform in Russia, but if they were, he would have refused them anyway.
“To perform in Russia is the same as to betray or offend your family, your mother,” the singer stressed on air of ObozTV.
“If they had invited me, I would not have gone, at least for now. Well, I can’t, I can’t, ”added MELOVIN.
To the clarifying question of the host, what is the reason for his position, the singer emphasized that he loves Ukraine very much.
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation proposed to Rostourism to limit the work of Booking.com
It is proposed to limit the possibility of booking Russian hotels for Booking.com customers in the Russian Federation as a response to US sanctions. The Federal Tourism Agency will present its position before June 4. The Russian Ministry of Culture suggested considering the possibility of restricting the operation of the online hotel and hotel reservation service Booking.com in Russia. On Tuesday, May 22, reports the RBC portal, citing the press service of Rostourism. On the eve of the address of the Federal Tourism Agency received a letter. The agency will present its position on the activities of the service until June 4.
The initiative to limit the service in Russia to the Ministry of Culture was previously addressed by the head of the tour operator “Own Travel Service” Sergey Voitovich. He regards his proposal as a response to US sanctions against Russia.
According to Voitovich, the restriction is supposed to be introduced for booking Russian hotels for users in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Booking.com, an online reservation service for hotels and apartments around the world, was founded in Amsterdam in 1996. It is owned by Booking Holdings, an American company.
Danilyuk called illegal the decision to transfer the SFS to the government
The decision of the Cabinet of Ministers to re-subordinate to it the State Fiscal Service (SFS), which is now coordinated by the Ministry of Finance, was made in violation of the regulations and is illegal.
This was announced by Finance Minister Alexander Danilyuk at a meeting with business in Kiev on Thursday, May 31, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“The decision has not yet been made public. I think it will never be made public, because it does not meet the system of general government, ”he said.
Danilyuk recalled that the Ministry of Finance is shaping a tax and customs policy, and the relevant body that implements this policy is the SFS, is coordinated by the ministry.
He noted that the Ministry of Finance is working with the Treasury, State Financial Monitoring, and the SFS should also be in a single system.
“Reassignment – this issue has been raised several times. I don’t know what is behind this, but, precisely, the concentration of so many powers, especially in the pre-election period, in one hand is wrong, and we must, first of all, think about state interests and think about the state, ”said the Minister finance.
In his opinion, the current conflict will be the impetus for reforming the SFS.
“Stop covering up for nothing happening. There is a limit to patience, ”Danilyuk emphasized.