Hotels & SPA


Venezia - Palazzo Grassi

Situato in Campo San Samuele e affacciato sul Canal Grande, Palazzo Grassi presenta grandi mostre temporanee di cui alcune si basano in tutto o in parte sulle risorse della collezi [...]

Cagliari - Hotel Italia

Hotel Italia è nel cuore del centro storico di Cagliari, tra i prestigiosi neozi e boutique, i ristoranti tipici, pub e club per divertirsi durante le serate di vacanza.

Bologna - Hotel Torre

L'Hotel Torre è un albergo quattro stelle a Bologna, città dalle mille proposte e opportunità. Dispone di novantadue camere accoglienti e confortevoli, ch [...]

Venezia - Park Hotel Ermitage

Il concetto del Park Hotel Ermitage 4 stelle a Jesolo Pineta prende ispirazione il progetto architettonico è quello di una nave da crociera delle ultime generazioni, grazie [...]

Olbia-Tempio - Grand Hotel Ma & Ma

Sorge a centocinquanta metri dal mare a Sud-Ovest dell’Isola di La Maddalena in località “Punta Tegge”: il Grand Hotel Resort Ma&Ma è la Sardegn [...]

Roma - Hotel Colony Drink Cafè Restaurant Rome

La Tua casa a Roma. In grado di offrire agli ospiti le familiari e accoglienti atmosfere di un'oasi nella metropoli, il Colony Hotel sorgea breve distanza dall'uscita 6 del [...]

Carbonia - Lu' Hotel

Vi aspettiamo in paradiso Prestigioso quattro stelle, il Lu' Hotel sorge all'ingresso di Carbonia, nel cuore del Sulcis-Iglesiente, territorio dalle intense sensazioni r [...]

Hotel Stella Maris

Un avvolgente, tranquillo paradiso affacciato su un mare turchese vi attende per offrirvi un romantico sogno ad occhi aperti, da vivere in tutto relax su dolci spiagge di [...]

Aosta - Residence Universo

Nel cuore delle leggendarie Alpi, sotto l'ombra del maestoso Monte Bianco si vivono emozioni uniche e impareggiabili nel Residence Universo.

Cagliari - Villa Calicanto

La bellezza di questa regisenza meravigliosa è in completa armonia con chiunque voglia passare una rilassante vacanza in Sardegna senza abbandonare il lusso.

Cagliari - Hotel e ristorante Le Anfore

Un delizioso punto di riferimento per vacanze di relax… Qui vivrete gioiose giornate in riva a un mare cristallino, gusterete piatti dai sapori unici, trascorrerete incante [...]

Cagliari - Hotel Simius Playa

Profumi salmastri, terrazze fiorite su una delle più belle spiagge del mondo e un’accoglienza in piacevole equilibrio fra lusso e amicizia: tutto questo è [...]

Salerno - Hotel Poseidon

Incastonato a mezza costa nella magnifica cornice del golfo di Positano, il Poseidon è un romantico e meraviglioso luogo di vacanza in cui l'eleganza delle ambientazioni [...]

Verona - Hotel Gran Can

Molto più di un semplice hotel con ristorante, è un luogo di incontro dove creatività, ospitalità e accoglienza vengono racchiusi in un unico posto magi [...]

Cagliari - Cruccuris Resort

Magnifico resort perfettamente inserito in un contesto naturale splendido e incontaminato, il Cruccuris Resort vi attende fra profumate macchie di lentisco e granitiche rocce per o [...]

Ragusa - Hotel Casato Licitra

E’ una vacanza dal sapore unico quella che vi attende presso il Casato Licitra, country hotel di assoluto fascino situato nel Ragusano in Sicilia, a pochi chilometri dal famo [...]

Pisa - Podere Borgaruccio

Fra vigneti e oliveti, Podere Borgaruccio offre soggiorni da favola fra i paesaggi mozzafiato della Val d'Era. Silenzioso, accogliente, vanta camere dalla spiccata pe [...]

Ragusa - Ville e appartamenti DragoInvest

Tra le realtа leader in Sicilia nel settore delle costruzioni turistico residenziali, Dragoinvest propone in vendita o in locazione splendide residenze situate a Sampieri, piccolo [...]

Siracusa - La corte del Sole

Luogo di relax e raffinata ospitalità, offre un ambiente caldo e familiare per vivere autentiche atmosfere siciliane. Alta su un poggio, La Corte del Sole gode [...]

Verona - Due Torri Hotel

Custode della memoria della città di Verona, il Due Torri Hotel è un albergo di grande fascino che conserva al suo interno preziose opere d’arte. Un luogo dalle [...]

Verona - Hotel Smeraldo

Completamente rinnovato nel 2003, l'Hotel Smeraldo si propone oggi come splendido tre stelle situato in posizione strategica, a pochi minuti dal lago di Garda e dal centro stor [...]

Ragusa - Residenza La Scibina

Conserva l’austera bellezza delle architetture rurali siciliane La Scibina, elegante albergo a quattro stelle anticamente adibito a deposito di mandorle.   Nella s [...]

Ragusa - Residence Marsa Siclà

Opportunità unica per chi ama l’Italia e le sue isole, il Residence Marsa Siclà si compone di 25 splendide ville nel verde della macchia mediterranea.  [...]

Siena - Palazzo Al Torrione

Nato da un sapiente intervento di restauro conservativo, offre deliziosa accoglienza nel cuore della città turrita in suggestive camere arredate in stile classico, dipinte c [...]

Cagliari - Residence Fenicia

Un magnifico residence con appartamenti vista mare riccamente accessoriati, arredati con gusto e dotati di tutti i confort per vacanze all’insegna della spensi [...]

Ragusa - Villa Fortezza Bruno

In questa dimora millenaria vive la poesia della pace. Qui, nel cuore dell'itinerario barocco riconosciuto dall'Unesco patrimonio dell'umanità, vi attendono tutt [...]

Siena - Residenza Villa Ducci

Alle porte di San Gimignano nella meravigliosa Toscana, lungo la Via Francigena e in esclusiva posizione panoramica tra alberi secolari e pregiati vigneti, è nata dal restau [...]

Ancona - Hotel Fortino Napoleonico

Il Fortino Napoleonico è il luogo dove il passato porta l’impronta della potenza militare bonapartista, oggi sorge un albergo tra i più esclusivi e charman [...]

Aosta - Hotel Maison Lo Campagnar

La famiglia Massucco-Berthod, da tempo fra i protagonisti dell'hotellerie a Courmayeur, si tramanda di generazione in generazione l'amore, la passione e la dedizione per qu [...]

Ascoli Piceno - Smeraldo Suites & Spa

Immerso in una splendida cornice fra palme e acque cristalline, lo Smeraldo Suites & Spa offre meravigliose suite ed accoglienti Suite Apartments arredati con ricercata eleganz [...]

Venezia - Duodo Palace Hotel

Duodo Palace Hotel sorge a  fianco dell’antica chiesa di San Fantino, l’Ateneo Veneto che nel XVII secolo fu sede di una confraternita intitolata alla Madonna vota [...]

Ragusa - Poggio del Sole Resort

Dall'accurata ristrutturazione di una suggestiva dimora padronale ottocentesca e degli edifici rurali annessi è nato il Resort Poggio del Sole, una vera e propria oasi d [...]

Pesaro e Urbino - Villa Cerbara Relais & Meeting

Una dimora del 1700 è stata ben ristrutturata per diventare Villa Cerbara, incantevole struttura ricettiva nella cornice unica delle campagne marchigiane. A breve distanza d [...]

Roma - Hotel Manfredi Suite In Rome

Atmosfere signorili e servizi esclusivi nel palpitante cuore di Roma, regno del fashion internazionale… L’ideale per una vacanza fatta di arte, bellezza e strepitosi s [...]

Como - Posta Design hotel

A due passi dall'Albergo Terminus e dalle rive del lago, il Posta Design Hotel è elegantemente ambientato in una palazzina progettata nel 1936 dal famoso architetto Gius [...]

Como - Hotel Villa Flori & Albergo Terminus

Forte di una tradizione di accoglienza che cresce da quasi un secolo, la famiglia Passera conduce oggi Lario Hotels, gruppo alberghiero di primo piano con tre splendidi alberg [...]

Macerata - Villa Nena

Alta sul colle che domina l’antica Tolentino, Villa Nena è stata riportata al suo splendore di aristocratica residenza estiva primi ‘800. Oggi lussuosa dimora di [...]

Venezia - Hotel Ca' Nigra sul Canal Grande

Se desiderate una cornice davvero unica per celebrare il vostro matrimonio o festeggiare un’occasione speciale, Ca’ Nigra Lagoon Resort è la location che fa per [...]

Cagliari - Così sul mare come in cielo

Delizioso B&B, Così sul Mare come… in Cielo vi attende in una bella villa incastonata su una terrazza naturale immersa in un grande parco. Dominante su una delle [...]

Ragusa - De Stefano Palace

Esempio di mirabile architettura barocca nel centro di Ragusa, il De Stefano Palace Luxury Hotel non passa di certo inosservato: a distinguerlo le suggestive atmosfere di una dimor [...]

Ragusa - Villa del Lauro Maison de Charme

In perfetta sintonia con le magiche atmosfere del centro storico di Ragusa, unico per le sue antiche chiese e gli aristocratici palazzi affacciati su suggestivi vicoli, Villa del L [...]

Firenze - Athenaeum Personal Hotel

Comfort e design contemporaneo in questo albergo nel cuore di Firenze, a un passo dai più famosi luoghi del Rinascimento italiano. Curata anche l’ambientazione del ris [...]

Lecce - Relais Masseria Capasa

Nella meravigliosa cornice naturale di una zona fra le più rinomate per la bellezza delle spiagge e dei paesaggi una settecentesca masseria sapientemente ristruttu [...]

Lecce - Salento Dolcevita

Affitta una villa di charme nel tacco d’Italia, terra di emozioni e suggestioni. La magia della Puglia: infinite distese di ulivi, bianchi villaggi baciati dal sole e po [...]

Lucca - Palazzo Guiscardo

Immaginate un meraviglioso palazzo dell'800 dove, tra lussuose atmosfere, tutto ruota attorno a voi, per soddisfare ogni vostro desiderio.  Questo è Palazzo Guisca [...]

Pisa - Podere Bucine Basso

Nell'affascinante contesto delle più belle colline toscane, offre soggiorni di piacere tra meravigliosi paesaggi. Oltre alle eleganti camere, al delizioso appartamento e [...]

Ragusa - Barocco Property

Se siete alla ricerca di un antico palazzo da ripristinare, di una masseria con terreni o di una casa al mare, questo è l'indirizzo che fa per voi. Unica agenzia immobil [...]

Torino - La Venaria Reale

Restituita alla magnificenza barocca voluta a metà Seicento dal duca Carlo Emanuele II di Savoia, la Venaria Reale è un immenso complesso riaperto nel 2007: simbolo d [...]

Catania - Casale dei Consoli

Perfetto per un rilassante weekend come per una fantastica vacanza, vi attende nell'oasi naturale immersa nei vigneti della prelibata uva IGP di Mazzarrone tra le mura di una s [...]

Villa Orchidea

Armoniosamente inserita nel lembo sud-orientale della Sicilia, Villa Orchidea vi attende a breve distanza da Modica, Scicli e Ragusa, le meravigliose città barocche patrimon [...]

Roma - Suisse Hotel

Tranquillo, elegante, dal 1921 offre esclusiva accoglienza nel cuore della città, a pochi passi da Piazza di Spagna, dalla Fontana di Trevi, dal Pantheon e da Piazza Navona. [...]

Salerno - Albergo Villa Cimbrone

Nell’incantevole cornice di Ravello una nobile residenza del XII secolo vi conquisterà con le sue esclusive atmosfere, i giardini sul mare, la cucina…

Ogliastra - Hotel Santa Maria

L'Albergo Santa Maria non offre solo una calorosa ospitalità familiare e un servizio capace di circondarvi di mille attenzioni: il suo valore aggiunto è il meravi [...]

Ragusa - Antica Badia Relais Hotel

Ambientato tra le mura di un magnifico palazzo del ‘700, l’Antica Badia Relais Hotel è situato nel centro di Ragusa, a 20 minuti di passeggiata dalla zona d&rsqu [...]

Roma - Park Hotel Villa Grazioli

Gioiello d'arte cinquecentesca con meravigliosa vista aperta da Tivoli sino a Roma e al mare, Villa Grazioli è oggi un esclusivo boutique hotel inserito nella prestigios [...]

Siena - Castello di Spaltenna

Risale all’epoca feudale Il Castello di Spaltenna, leggendario borgo ricco di storia già presente in documenti ufficiali del 1030. Il suggestivo complesso, immerso tra [...]

Trieste - Palace Suite

Centralissimo, all’angolo fra le due più eleganti  vie pedonali della città e a soli duecento metri dal mare, Palace Suite accoglie gli ospiti nella fastos [...]

Venezia - Hotel Concordia

Intimo e raccolto, è stato trasformato in albergo agli inizi del XX secolo, quando il signor Tiberio Beggiato decise di convertire l’antica locanda in un luogo dalle a [...]

Bolzano - Hotel Chalet Tianes

Bolzano - Hotel Ansitz Jakoberhof

Cagliari - Hotel Italia

Nel cuore del centro storico di Cagliari, l'Hotel Italia vi attende nella zona dello shopping in posizione strategica sia per la clientela d'affari sia per i turisti che de [...]

Ragusa - Bagaglino Hotels & Resorts

Complesso residenziale e turistico, Borgo Rio Favara è un'ottima opportunità per un investimento sicuro. Acquistando qui un appartamento vi garantirete non solo u [...]

Ragusa - Agriturismo Dimore del Valentino

E’ un gioiello di accoglienza che seduce e conquista il complesso Dimore del Valentino, cinque piccoli appartamenti ricavati in un’ottocentesca masseria restaurata nel [...]

Siracusa - La Rosa dei Venti Hotel Resort Deluxe

Da un antico, panoramico casale è nato nel 2008 questo straordinario resort, spettatore privilegiato del divino incontro tra il mar Ionio e il Mediterraneo. Con 10 eleganti [...]

Venezia - Hotel Ristorante Wildner

Meravigliosamente incastonato dove Venezia è più bella, l'Hotel Ristorante Wildner sorge fra le eleganti architetture che incorniciano il Bacino di San Marco, lun [...]

Verona - Hotel Corte Valier

Nel verde, a diretto contatto con le sponde del lago di Garda, troverete la dimensione ideale per una vacanza da sogno: panoramiche camere dotate di comfort d’ultima generazi [...]

Verona - Relais Fra Lorenzo

Immerso in un'incontaminata oasi di verde, dove all'ombra di centenari ulivi sostava l'erborista Frate Lorenzo, colui che sposò Romeo e Giulietta, sorge il Relai [...]

Torgnon - HOTEL CAPRICE DES NEIGES

Dove la montagna da spettacolo Panorami mozzafiato, la brezza di sciare lungo piste uniche al mondo, valli e boschi attraversati da sentieri immersi nella natura piautenticaE po [...]

Grosseto - Live in Tuscany

Una Toscana tutta da vivere Dal Chianti ai vigneti di Bolgheri, dal mare di Punta Ala alle città d’arte di Siena e Firenze… Nell’esclusivo universo di [...]

Livorno - Castello di Magona

Castelli e torri solo per voi Magona, cinquecentesco castello affacciato sulla verde campagna con il mare sullo sfondo, può essere la vostra dimora, in uso esclusivo, per [...]

Viterbo - Hotel Salus Terme

Vacanze termali nella terra degli etruschi  Nell’antica Tuscia, ai confini tra Lazio settentrionale e Toscana, l’Hotel Salus Terme è situato al centro di [...]

Brescia - Hotel Villa Rosa

Il ristorante delle migliori occasioni   Inserito nella prestigiosa cornice del Villa Rosa Hotel, il Ristorante Rose & Sapori saprà offrirvi un'esperienza [...]

Brescia - Villa Cortine Palace Hotel

Meravigliosi soggiorni sul Lago di Garda Una preziosa dimora nel centro di Sirmione… Il meglio per i vostri momenti di relax, ideale per rilassarsi, rinfrancare lo spirit [...]

Belluno - Hotel Europa

E' un luogo ricco di storia e intime atmosfere l'hotel Europa, albergo a 4 stelle nel cuore di Cortina dove, tra favolose montagne, troverete le accoglienti ambientazioni d [...]

Savona - Hotel Regina sul mare

Nella zona più esclusiva di Alassio, direttamente sulla spiaggia, nella suggestiva cornice del lungomare che conduce al porto, sorge l'Hotel Regina dove soggiornare vuol [...]

Vicenza - Hotel Paradiso

Ha una tradizione che risale ai primi anni del ‘900 questo splendido albergo che la famiglia Rigoni, da 20 anni proprietaria, ha sapientemente ristrutturato aggiungendo nuovi [...]

Grosseto - Punta Ala Camping Resort

Natura, mare ed emozioni a Punta Ala Niente di meglio che un moderno Camping Resort dotato di ogni comodità per un indimenticabile soggiorno a Punta Ala, nella fantastica [...]

Roma - Hotel Alexandra

A Roma per rivivere la Dolce Vita   Rinnovato, l'Alexandra vi attende in Via Veneto per offrirvi raffinata  accoglienza fra  affascinanti atmosfere, effici [...]

Roma - Marcella Royal Hotel

Un Roof Garden tutto da vivere Di prima categoria, strategicamente situato nel centro di Roma alle spalle della famosa Via Veneto, Marcella Royal Hotel è il vostro punto [...]

Roma - Hotel Caravel

Atmosfere e grande comfort nel cuore della Storia Un esclusivo hotel di design vi ospiterà durante i vostri soggiorni turistici o d’affari a pochi passi dai luoghi [...]

Roma - Hotel Atlante Star

Lusso con vista sulle bellezze di Roma   Quattro Stelle Superior, Hotel Atlante è un gioiello nel cuore della Capitale, vicino al Vaticano, a Castel Sant’An [...]

Grosseto - Sovana Hotel | Resort

Nella medievale Sovana, località inserita tra i  “100 borghi più belli d’Italia”, avrete l’opportunità di vivere momenti unici in [...]

Trapani - Lido Tiburon Beach

Vacanze da sogno a Villa Blanche, dimora di charme vicina al cuore della bella Marsala. Raffinate camere, splendida spiaggia, eccellente ristorante e, tutt'attorno, meraviglie [...]

Trapani - La Terrazza sulle Egadi

Unica per l'incredibile vista sul mare, fantastica per la vicinanza alla riserva naturale dello Stagnone, questa accogliente struttura offre due dependance, la Carrubo e la Ega [...]

Trapani - Scent of Sicily

Un'esclusiva villa  per vivere la Sicilia   Pensate di affittare o acquistare una villa in Sicilia? Con Ing Property il vostro sogno sarà realtà. [...]

Trapani - Mito Beauty Club Wellness | Spa

Nell’isola del mito un paradiso del wellness   Una perfetta remise en forme vi attende a Marsala, presso il Centro Benessere Mito Beauty Club, elegante e moderna s [...]

Trapani - Hotel Isola di Mozia

Fuori dai luoghi comuni, in uno degli angoli più belli della Sicilia occidentale, sorge di fronte alla laguna dello Stagnone, alle saline e alle Egadi. A pochi km. dall' [...]

Trapani - Arkos Casa Vacanze

Situato vicino a Marsala e all'aeroporto di Trapani, vi attende nel paradiso della Riserva Naturale dello Stagnone, fra le saline e i mulini a vento, per proporvi una ricca gam [...]

Venezia - The Westin Europa | Regina

Lusso e relax sul Canal Grande In posizione fantastica, The Westin Europa & Regina vi attende nei suoi cinque nobili palazzi per regalarvi l'emozione di una straordin [...]

Venezia - Hotel Danieli

Un mito nel mito di Venezia Comfort supremo, ambientazioni da sogno e straordinarie architetture vi attendono  all'Hotel Danieli, più che un albergo un mito vene [...]

Asti - Relais Il Borgo

Fra i vigneti uno scrigno di piaceri   Se siete alla ricerca di un piccolo fascinoso posto all'insegna della tranquillità per trascorrere fra le vigne dell [...]

Asti - Villa Fiorita

Magie uniche tra le vigne del Monferrato Grandissimi vini e lo splendore di una nobile villa degli inizi dell'ottocento per approfondire l'arte della vitivinicoltura pie [...]

Cuneo - Palazzo Righini Dimora Storica

Antiche magie per eventi unici Luogo di grande fascino, Palazzo Righini vi accoglierà nella sua straordinaria cornice per un rilassante soggiorno come per una festa [...]

Imperia - Hotel Miramare Continental Palace

Ambientazioni ottocentesche, splendide camere con mobili d'epoca, panorami mozzafiato, sontuosi saloni, un parco spettacolare e una favolosa cucina che mescola sapori locali e [...]

Imperia - Best Western Hotel Nazionale

Per vivere la magia di Sanremo   Esclusivo quattro stelle nel cuore di Sanremo, il Best Western Hotel Nazionale vi attende per offrirvi prestigiosa accoglienza a due pas [...]

Genova - Grand Hotel Villa Balbi

n uno scenario di incomparabile bellezza, un'aristocratica villa secentesca immersa in un grande parco ospita oggi questo lussuoso albergo, elegante, impreziosito da pregiatiss [...]

Genova - Hotel Due Mari

Nato dal restauro dell'antico Palazzo Bolasco, offre tra la Baia delle Favole e la Baia del Silenzio atmosfere, comfort e giardini di rara bellezza dove, tra profumi di aranci [...]

Genova - Suite Hotel Nettuno

Nuovo, piccolo ma piesclusivo di un relais e pipersonalizzato di un Palace, vi darnon solo l'emozione di soggiornare in una palazzina Liberty dei primi anni del '900 appena [...]

Milano - Villa Sai Lakshmi

Un paradiso per eventi unici Nel meraviglioso contesto di un grande parco disegnato da prati, boschetti, specchi d'acqua e romantici ponticelli, Villa Sai Lakshmi offre a br [...]

Modena - Hotel Real Fini Baia del Re

Oasi di tranquillità, l'Hotel Real Fini Baia del Re accoglie i suoi ospiti in una rilassante e verde cornice nei pressi del casello Modena Sud e a breve distanza dal cen [...]

Milano - Luna Hotel Baglioni

Antiche magie e suite da sogno   In un magnifico palazzo veneziano del 1100 a due passi da Piazza San Marco, il Luna Hotel Baglioni è il più antico albergo [...]

Venezia - Hotel Monaco | Grand Canal

Vacanze nella Venezia del Casanova   Il Monaco & Grand Canal, riuscito mix di tradizione e modernità, sorge nel palazzo dei Dandolo che qui, nel 1668, acco [...]

Venezia - Hotel Concordia

Nel cuore di Venezia Qui la meraviglia inizia dalla colazione del mattino, da assaporare con negli occhi lo straordinario spettacolo della Basilica di San Marco e della sua mera [...]

Firenze - Le Filigare

Le Filigare Winery & Accomadations in Chianti Relax in un gioiello del Chianti dove Alessandro, Deborah, Pietro e Lorenzo vi accoglieranno con riguardo gentilezza e cordi [...]

Reggio nell'Emilia - Diocesi di Reggio Emilia

Un castello nel cuore d'Italia Costruito prima  dell'anno Mille fra i  paesaggi mozzafiato  delle colline che si estendono fra Toscana ed Emilia Romagna, [...]

Genova - Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi

Qui tutto è meraviglia: Camogli, città dei “mille velieri bianchi” ,  le Cinque Terre, le vivaci Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure e Rapallo predile [...]

Roma - Lord Byron Hotel

A pochi passi dalla lussuosa Villa Borghese e dallo shopping chic, l'esclusivo Hotel Lord Byron, un tempo dimora patrizia, offre la possibilitdi rilassarsi in un ambiente ricer [...]

Cuneo - Albergo dell'Agenzia

Ad attendervi, nella terra del Barolo e del Tartufo Bianco, un delizioso  albergo, un’Università di Scienze Gastronomiche, una Banca del Vino, un ristorante Slow [...]

Roma - Hotel d'Inghilterra

Roma - Albergo il Castello

Vicino a Roma e ai suoi aeroporti ma anche al mare e alle più belle località dei Castelli Romani, offre fra cordiali e confortevoli atmosfere curatissime camere compl [...]

Catania - Villa Paradiso dell'Etna

Costruito nel 1925 e diventato sin da subito cenacolo di artisti e ritrovo di importanti personalità dell'epoca, l'Hotel Villa Paradiso si propone oggi, dopo una sap [...]

Venezia - Hotel Universo

Una delizia d’albergo a Jesolo Aperto nel 1963, l’Hotel offre una piacevole e familiare accoglienza a chi, in vacanza, vuole sentirsi a casa ma… coccolato com [...]

La Maddalena - Grand Hotel Resort Ma & Ma

Sorge a centocinquanta metri dal mare a Sud-Ovest dell棚sola di La Maddalena in località punta Tegge il Grand Hotel Resort Ma&Ma la Sardegna piintensa, intima ed esclusiv [...]

Modena - Hotel Real Fini Baia del Re

Oasi di tranquillità, l'Hotel Real Fini Baia del Re accoglie i suoi ospiti in una rilassante e verde cornice nei pressi del casello Modena Sud e a breve distanza dal cen [...]

Trapani - Casa Vacanze Signorino

  Le nostre camere e i nostri monolocali   Case vacanze Signorino dispone di 5 comodi monolocali e 4 camere i quali sono completamente arredati con uno stile sem [...]

Cuneo - Cascina Barac

L'Agriturismo Cascina Baràc si trova a 5 km dal centro storico di Alba nel cuore del territorio delle Langhe, patria del celebre tartufo bianco e dei pregiati vini piemo [...]

Roma - Villa Spalletti Trivelli

Nobile accoglienza e grandi vini Di fronte al palazzo del Quirinale, residenza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana,  Villa Spalletti Trivelli è una seco [...]

Roma - Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Con la sua eccezionale vista su un panorama che nel corso dei secoli ha ispirato e incantato milioni di visitatori, il Rome Cavalieri è l'indirizzo più prestigios [...]

Bolzano - Hotel Dominik

Hotel Dominik, il raffinato Albergo dotato di ampia area verde e situato in una posizione tranquilla sulla riva del fiume Rienza e non lontano dai noti e romantici Giardini Rapp. L [...]

Bolzano - Hotel Diamant

Active Wellnesshotel Diamant con area benessere, la vostra oasi di vacanza nel cuore della Val Gardena. Hotel a 4 stelle a Santa Cristina con charme, stile alpino e raffinata eleg [...]

Cagliari - Relais Abaton

Dove la vacanza ha il fascino assoluto dell’unicità La parola Abaton significa  “l’inaccessibile”, antico termine greco con cui è stat [...]

Cagliari - Cruccuris Resort

Nel silenzio, a un passo dalla  spiaggia di Campus Magnifico resort perfettamente inserito in un contesto naturale splendido e incontaminato, il Cruccuris Resort vi attende [...]

Cagliari - Residence Fenicia

Nel verde, davanti al mare Immerso in un rigoglioso giardino a soli 200 metri dalle acque cristalline della bianchissima spiaggia di Simius, Residence Fenicia è un luogo [...]

Pordenone - Hotel Relais L'Ultimo Mulino

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Putin to sign new decree to spend ten trillion rubles on social needs

President Putin may sign a new decree after his inauguration on May 7 about the development of healthcare system and infrastructure in Russia. It is believed that the decree will stipulate the budget of nearly ten trillion rubles for these purposes, Bloomberg said. The number can be revised. Most of the spending is scheduled for the period after 2020, although it was said that in order to increase spending on social needs, the authorities will cut expenditure in other areas and will look for other sources of income. In particular, it is planned to raise taxes and introduce a new 4% sales tax, although these measures have not been approved yet. The new decree is part of Putin's assignments that were promulgated following the results of the president's message to the Federal Assembly. The presidential administration is to prepare decrees on "improving the living standards of citizens, ensuring the sustainable growth of their real incomes, increasing the level of pensions above the inflation rate and halving the level of poverty in the country."In addition, by analogy with 2012 decrees, new "national goals" are to be elaborated to target such issues as education, health, housing, roads and small businesses.The chief of the Accounting Chamber, Tatyana Golikova, noted that to achieve the above-mentioned goals, the Russian economy needs to grow by four percent a year. "The programs that we have today do not embrace resources of the regions," she said. The authorities are not going to expose the sources, from where they are going to find the funds for Putin's new ten-trillion ruble decree. Some of the costs will be realized by reducing spending, for example, on defense or by redistributing budget funds. Conducting a tax maneuver for the entire economy for 2019-2020 could increase budget revenues by almost 450 billion rubles. Another possible source of income is raising the retirement age. Depending on how significant it will be, the budget may save 0.1-0.2% of GDP by 2050.The vectors of increasing Russia's spending have been chosen correctly, the head of the Center for Economic Studies of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Vasily Koltashov told Pravda.Ru. "Social spending and improving the financial situation of Russians who work for the state is a very important goal to pursue. It, in fact, determines the future of the domestic market and, probably, the society in general. Therefore, the redistribution of funds for such purposes is the right move to make. The problem that arises immediately after such a decision is called the liberal bureaucratization of such departments as health care, education, and the entire social sphere."It goes about a lot of paperwork, formalities and reports, especially for science and education workers. If we talk about tax reforms, then we do not have a progressive tax. There are very large taxes on salaries - the Russians pay 13 percent of this tax. Plus, there are a lot of fiscal deductions that make poor people even poorer. I believe it would be reasonable to take some from defense. The state needs to pay more attention to social needs and send positive signals to the private sector."Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:03:00 +0300

Where does Russia keep her gold?

Last week, it was reported that the Central Bank of Turkey withdrew the national gold reserve from the US Federal Reserve System. Given the fact that the United States has been imposing whole packages of sanctions on Russia one after another since 2014, why does Russia still keep its gold and other assets in the USA? If it is not in the USA, then where does Russia keep her gold? Turkey's "American gold" was partly returned to Turkey and deposited to European banks, particularly in England and Switzerland. Ankara's gold reserve totals 564.6 tons.Accumulating physical gold by central banks has become a trend lately. Even such a small European country as Hungary returned three tons of its gold from London in early 2018. Venezuela, Holland, Austria and Germany did the same - the countries that feel pressure from the part of the Washington consensus. For example, both the European Union and the Western world have been criticizing Hungary heavily. The nation's gold reserve gives Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban a reason to feel more confident.What about Russia? She has been the main "whipping girl" in the eyes of the "civilized world" lately. Yevgeny Fedorov, a member of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes, told Pravda.Ru, that the information about the location of Russia's gold is classified." "Some of Russia's gold used to be stored in the USA, but we do not know whether Russia has returned that gold," the MP said. According to Yevgeny Fedorov, the Central Bank of Russia "is a branch of the US Federal Reserve, so I would not be surprised if we still keep some of our gold in the United States," he said. "If we don't keep our gold in the USA, then we do keep some of our assets there - i.e. we support the US economy, which is a very bad phenomenon," Fedorov told Pravda.Ru. This policy, the MP added, is stipulated in Article 15 of the Constitution, the system of international treaties and the status of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. To change such a state of affairs, Russia needs to conduct revolutionary reforms. "It is only now, when the law on counter-sentences raises the need to remove US managers from Russian ministries and the Central Bank. If Putin wins with his policy to end the subordination to the American unipolar world, then everything may work out well," Yevgeny Fedorov told Pravda.Ru. In turn, researcher Mikhail Khazin told Pravda.Ru that Russia does not keep its physical gold in the US. "We keep our assets in US government securities, but we have been recently reducing the share of these assets significantly. There is a probability that the Americans will not give them back, so we need to get rid of those bonds," the expert told Pravda.Ru. Pavel Salin, director of the Center for Policy Studies of the Finance University, also said that Russia does not keep its physical gold in the United States."The Russian gold reserve is stored in Russia, and the foreign exchange reserves are kept at US Treasuries. We tend to reduce their amount, but it is impossible to do it instantly, because it will look like an attempt to collapse the US debt market with all ensuing consequences. It could also trigger a major conflict with China that holds $1 trillion 200 million in these bonds and Japan - about one trillion dollars," the expert told Pravda.Ru.According to the US Treasury, the Central Bank of Russia sold US government bonds worth 11.9 billion dollars from December to February, having this reduced the volume of assets by 11.2 percent ($93.8 billion). It is worthy of note that immediately after the introduction of sanctions against Russia in March 2014, the Central Bank of Russia withdrew about $115 billion from the US Federal Reserve System (FRS). However, two weeks after the incident, the Russian Central Bank returned the funds to Fed accounts, Reuters says. Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:24:00 +0300

War between USA and Russia will break out only if Americans cross Russia’s red lines

Director of the Institute of the USA and Canada Valery Garbuzov compared the qualities of the commanders-in-chief of Russia and the United States. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, as well as the military of the two countries, will never let a military confrontation spark. "Getting back to the question of risks of a military confrontation, I am 100% certain that the military will not allow it, and, of course, neither President Putin nor, I'm sure, President Trump will allow it. They are the leaders elected by their peoples, and they are responsible to their people for peace and tranquility," Lavrov said in an interview with RIA Novosti. Director of the Institute of the USA and Canada, Valery Garbuzov, suggested in an interview with Pravda.Ru that Lavrov's optimism is based on one argument: "The United States and Russia are nuclear powers. "We saw from the Cold War experience that the confrontation was tough, but it had not developed into direct confrontation," the expert told Pravda.Ru.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:00 +0300

Russia deprives Pacific Fleet of legendary submarines

Russia will withdraw two legendary underwater cruisers of Kalmar Project from the structure of the Pacific Fleet. It goes about Georgy Pobedonosets and Podolsk submarines that will be replaced with nuclear-powered submarines of the Borei class armed with Bulava missiles. Two of the three Kalmar Projects subs are to be decommissioned before 2020.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:58:00 +0300

Russia to introduce criminal responsibility for those implementing anti-Russian sanctions

Vyacheslav Volodin, the Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, spoke in favor of a legislative act to impose responsibility, including criminal liability, on those who implement anti-Russian decisions made by foreign countries in their activities on the territory of the Russian Federation, the press service of the lower house of the parliament said, RIA Novosti reports. "On April 20, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, at a meeting with representatives of business and expert circles, during the discussion of the bill about responsive measures to US sanctions against Russia, spoke in favor of imposing a ban on the implementation of US sanctions in the Russian Federation. He explained that it would be correct to introduce measures of responsibility in relation to those who execute anti-Russian decisions of foreign states in their activities on the territory of Russia. Mr. Volodin did not rule out measures of criminal responsibility either. In Russia, we must live according to Russian laws," the press service of the State Duma said in a statement. Pravda.Ru  

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:17:00 +0300

SWIFT refuses to cut Russia off, even if Washington insists

The SWIFT system, which ensures the transfer of financial messages between all banks of the world, will not disconnect Russia despite Western sanctions. In the political conflict between Russia and the West, SWIFT takes a neutral position, SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said. The SWIFT system will thus stay neutral in the conflict between Russia and the West and will not disconnect the country from the system of financial payments because of the sanctions, CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt said at the SWIFT business forum in Moscow, RBC reports. "The question of disconnecting Russia from the SWIFT financial reporting system is not worth it, and our position remains unchanged: we are a neutral party that provides for the interconnection of users and whose purpose is to service the global financial industry," Mr. Leibbrandt said. SWIFT declared its neutrality back in 2014, when the question of disconnecting Russia from the system was raised for the first time following the coup in Ukraine and Russia's reunification with the Crimea. "Our mission is to be a global and neutral service provider," the company said in a statement back then. The European Parliament and the EU Council discussed such a possibility against the backdrop of sanctions in connection with the Ukrainian crisis, but the SWIFT management considered Russia's possible disconnection highly challenging to the reputation of the company and stressed that it would not make such decisions under the influence of political pressure. Nevertheless, the West still believes that disconnecting Russia from the interbank messaging system is possible. In August 2017, the Russian National Commercial Bank (RNCB) and Tempbank were disconnected from SWIFT, after the owner of the relevant software refused to cooperate with them because of US sanctions. RNCB, which works in the Crimea, said that the move would not affect its work as the bank operated only inside Russia. In January, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich acknowledged that disconnection from SWIFT could create great problems for the Russian banking system. If it happens, he said, Russian banks would have to switch to an outdated technology, but Western companies would face serious problems too. In early April 2018, the United States adopted a new package of anti-Russian sanctions, which has become the most stringent one since 2014. Shortly thereafter, Washington announced its readiness to prepare new sanctions in the near future to punish Russia for supporting the Syrian authorities. It was said that Moscow was getting ready for a series of tough measures, including disconnection from SWIFT. The financial reporting system itself is based in Belgium and does not comply with US law. However, chances for Washington to succeed in cutting Russia off remain high.To counter such a threat, Russia has been developing its own analog to SWIFT that would be used inside the country. The system is called the Financial Communications System of the Bank of Russia (known for the Russian initials as SPFS). On April 13, Rosteс (State Corporation for Assistance to Development, Production and Export of Advanced Technology) announced that it was switching to SPFS. SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. The system was established in 1973. Today, SWIFT unites more than 10,000 banking and financial organisations in 210 countries and processes about 1.8 billion messages a year.Pravda.Ru

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:57:00 +0300

Russia to launch new minesweeper made of fibreglass

Russia is launching new Ivan Antonov minesweeper of Project 12700 on April 25 in St. Petersburg.Project 12700 designates the construction of large vessels, the hulls of which are made entirely of fiberglass. Sea mines very often react to metal objects. Therefore, minesweepers had to be made either of wood, which was not very practical, or steel. Steel hulls had to be demagnetised to make vessels invisible to mine detonators, Vesti.ru reports. Fiberglass lacks such drawbacks. Russian engineers also developed a unique vacuum infusion technology which makes it possible to use composite materials in ship-building. At the same time, minesweepers need to be able to detect mines. The new Ivan Antonov vessel comes  equipped with state-of-the-art hydroacoustic systems. The systems have been installed both on the vessel itself and on underwater robotic vehicles that the ship also carries on board. The Ivan Antonov is armed with a light-weight six-barreled 30-millimeter gun to destroy mines floating on the water surface. Pravda.Ru

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:54:00 +0300

Russian Prosecutor General speaks about mystery of Berezovsky's death

Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika said that late Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky could not obtain polonium to poison Alexander Litvinenko, although Berezovsky was working together with British special services. According to Chaika, Berezovsky forfeited for his life when he decided to return to Russia. Yuri Chaika said during his report to the Council of Federation that Litvinenko died in November 2006 shortly after receiving British citizenship. A significant amount of radioactive polonium-210 was found Litvinenko's body after his death."Although Berezovsky played a key role in this provocation, it was not him who wrote the script. For all his criminal talents, Berezovsky simply could not get the polonium, it was not his level," Chaika said."Special services could not let the carrier of secrets about the act of nuclear terrorism that was committed against Litvinenko, go outside the UK, as it would have come to the knowledge in Russia," Chaika said. Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:59:00 +0300

Putin presents his condolences to George H. Bush

Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian president sent a message of condolences to former US President George H. Bush in connection with the death of his wife Barbara Bush."The president sent a telegram with condolences to George H. Bush in connection with the passing of his wife," Peskov said.US President Donald Trump also expressed his condolences to Mr. Bush. Trump pointed out Barbara Bush's contribution to the struggle against illiteracy throughout the world and her devotion to the concept of American family. Barbara Bush died in her home in Texas at the age of 92. Pravda.Ru 

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:14:00 +0300

Russia wants to be prepared for most severe sanctions that Washington is working on

The Russian administration believes that the United States will soon announce most severe sanctions against Russia. Russia will be prepared for such a turn of events, RBC reports. The Kremlin believes that the US may impose sanctions on Russia's public debt and disconnect the country from SWIFT payment system. It is also believed that Washington may impose strict sanctions on Russia's two largest banks - Sberbank and VTB. According to two federal officials, whose names were not exposed, the Russian authorities started developing countermeasures to respond to the most negative scenario long before the USA published the infamous Kremlin report in January. Previously, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the United States would impose new sanctions against Russia on Monday, April 16. It was assumed that Washington would take restrictive measures against the companies linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad. However, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said later that the decision about the new sanctions against Russia had not been made yet. The Russian authorities supposedly consider two options for possible US sanctions against Russia's sovereign debt. According to the first one of them, the USA will prohibit investing in Russia's federal loan bonds for American investors only. For a more stringent option, the ban on the purchase of the Russian national debt will be extraterritorial in nature extending to foreign (including Russian) legal entities. Currently, foreign investors hold more than a third of the Russian national debt.As protection measures, Russia considers a possibility of creating a special bank for the purchase of the Russian national debt, as well as taking certain steps that will "close" the names of those who buy the Russian national debt. Russia should be prepared for the introduction of US restrictions on investment in the Russian national debt, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on the sidelines of the Krasnoyarsk economic forum.Russia already has a special bank to service the state defence order, whereas Russian banks classify some of their public information in an attempt to protect themselves against sanctions. Another measure - "attracting people's money" through the sale of federal loan bonds to citizens - was discussed in January, the source said.In addition, the Russian administration believes that Washington may disconnect the country from SWIFT payment system. This question has been discussed for several years already, after Russia reunited with the Crimea. Russia's disconnection from SWIFT may cause the Russian banking system to collapse. Russia may not be able to make external payments, especially for gas supplies. However, Moscow believes it can be possible to make external payments through agents, so-called bridge companies (intermediary companies).The Kremlin is also highly concerned about the possible blockage of Russia's largest banks, such as Sberbank and VTB. The two banks already operate under sectoral sanctions. However, a ban on correspondent accounts in the US or inclusion on the SDN (Specially Designated Nationals) list is a much more stringent measure that will make international operations virtually impossible.Pravda.Ru

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:58:00 +0300

Russia accuses British special services of staging Douma chemical attack

Reports on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma  (in Eastern Ghouta) are a provocation arranged by intelligence services of the UK and probably the US to justify the aggression of these countries against Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russian Ambassador to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin said, RBC reports."We have not just a "high degree of confidence", as our Western partners claim in a carbon-copy fashion, but we have incontrovertible evidence that there was no incident on April 7 in Douma. We have evidence to prove that all this was a planned provocation by British intelligence services, possibly with the participation of their senior allies from Washington," the official said during the session of the OPCW executive board.The diplomat stressed that Russia had already conducted its investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Douma and did not find either a single sign of the chemical attack or witnesses. There were no poisoned patients at the hospital, nor were there any traces of chemical munitions found. Shulgin also referred to two individuals, who appeared in the videos, which was allegedly filmed after the attack in Douma. Western policy-makers claimed that those videos were irrefutable evidence of the chemical attack. "They showed live interviews with those people on television, they showed the footage with their participation in the staged video, both participants have medical education, they are ER doctors working in the city of Douma," Shulgin said. The Russian Federation Permanent Representative to the OPCW reiterated the official version of the Russian authorities, according to which the chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta was extremely disadvantageous to the Assad regime, because the region had been practically liberated from militants, and there was an agreement reached with extremists about their departure from Douma. "If the outcome of the military confrontation in Douma was predetermined, why should the Syrians suddenly use chemical weapons to invoke the wrath of the world community? Only a madman can think of this, but they still promote this heavily at the highest political level and repeat these words cleverly in capitals of a number of countries," Shulgin said. On April 13, official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, accused the UK of organising a provocation with a "chemical attack" in Douma. "We know for certain that from 3 to 6 of April London put powerful pressure on representatives of the so-called White Helmets for the speedy implementation of the provocation that had been prepared in advance," explained Konashenkov.Both London and Washington shrugged those remarks off and simply called them blatant lies. Pravda.Ru

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:05:00 +0300

Crimea launches new international airport

A new international airport started working in the city of Simferopol, the Crimea, on April 16. According to media reports, a Moscow-Simferopol flight of Nordwind airline landed at the airport of Simferopol at around 08:20 Moscow time.The new airport in the Crimea was designed by South Korean company Samoo Architects & Engineers, which is known as one of the leading architectural companies in the world. To create a wave-like silhouette of the new air terminal, specialists assembled more than 5.7 thousand tons of metal constructions.The airport was built in 22 months. The investment agreement for the construction of the new complex of Simferopol Airport was signed two years ago, in April 2016, as part of the II Yalta International Economic Forum.As much as 30 percent of the funds were attracted at the expense of investors, whereas the remaining 70% of the funds were attracted as a loan from Crimean banks. Since 2015, the airport serves more than 5 million passengers a year.Pravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:32:00 +0300

Russian FM Lavrov: US missiles conceal traces of Washington's crimes in Syria

The United States, France and the United Kingdom struck the missile blow on Syria a few days before OPCW experts were going to visit Douma to investigate reports about the chemical attack,  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the annual assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy. The minister noted that Damascus did not create any obstacles for experts coming to investigate the incident in Douma."Of course, it is clear to everyone that this happened the day before OPCW inspectors, who already arrived in Beirut, were to move to the site of the incident to find either the presence or absence of evidence of the use of chemical weapons," Lavrov said. Sergei Lavrov also said that the experts already confirmed their readiness to go to the city of Douma despite the missile attack. Lavrov recalled that a similar situation occurred a year ago, before the USA struck Shayrat airbase in Syria. The Foreign Minister noted that Western countries did not provide convincing evidence of what had happened then either. "As you have heard, the US president, the prime minister of Great Britain, the French president said that they had irrefutable facts proving that it was Assad who used chemical substances in Douma. We heard similar statements a year ago, when doubtful videos were demonstrated as irrefutable facts. Then it was miraculously revealed that the OPCW received samples from France and the UK and that there was sarin in them," the minister said.The idea for chemical experts from France to visit the site of the alleged attack in Douma was expressed during a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Emmunuel Macron. "We agreed that there would be contacts through defence departments for the purpose, but none of our French colleagues contacted either the Russian Defence Ministry or the Foreign Affairs Ministry," Lavrov said. Pravda.Ru Also read: USA and allies strike Syria again. Russia does not defend Syria again

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:02:00 +0300

Russian Defense Ministry says Russia has evidence proving Douma chemical attack was fake

The West continues accusing the Syrian leadership of the use of chemical weapons in the city of  Douma. However, the Russian side has evidence proving that the chemical attack that allegedly took place on April 7 was a staged provocation, official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major-General Igor Konashenkov said at a press briefing. "The USA and several Western countries continue their unfounded accusations claiming that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against the peaceful population of Eastern Ghouta. Almost a week has passed, but neither the United States nor several European countries have provided any evidence proving the alleged use of poisonous substances by Syrian troops in the city of Douma on April 7," Konashenkov said.According to him, the Russian Ministry of Defense has evidence proving that there was a planned provocation carried out in Douma, the purpose of which was to mislead the international community."Its true goal is clear to everyone - to push the US to striking missile blows on Syria," Konashenkov stressed.Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia had irrefutable evidence proving that the incident involving the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma was a false-flag operation conducted by foreign special services.Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:37:00 +0300

Details of Russia's response to USA's sanctions exposed

As a response to US sanctions, Russian MPs suggested Russian employers should not hire US citizens and citizens of the countries, who supported the imposition of sanctions against Russia. The draft law about Russia's response to US sanctions was published on the website of the lower house of the parliament. The prohibition to hire US employees, the authors of the document wrote, may affect even "highly qualified specialists."According to Russian MPs, such a move is to "protect the rights and freedoms of Russians, as well as interests and security of the Russian Federation" after the introduction of new sanctions against Russian companies, businessmen and heads of state-run corporations.In another initiative, Russian MP suggest restricting the activities of American auditors, as well as legal and consulting companies "to ensure state and municipal needs, as well as the needs of certain types of legal entities."The above-mentioned and other restrictions will affect companies that remain under the jurisdiction of the United States, as well as the companies, in which more than 25% belong to American legal entities. In addition, the measures will be taken against the companies from the countries that joined the actions of the US authorities and imposed economic sanctions on certain sectors of the Russian economy, Russian companies and individuals.The above-mentioned draft law provides for measures relating to services and goods from the United States of America:prohibition or restriction of imports of agricultural products, raw materials and food;-   prohibition or restriction of imports of alcohol and tobacco products;-   prohibition or restriction of imports of medicines, except for those whose analogues are not produced in Russia;-   prohibition or restriction of exports of products and equipment from rare earth metals;-   prohibition of state and municipal purchases of technological equipment and software;-   exhaustion of the exclusive right to trademarks in respect of goods owned by US citizens;-   prohibition to attract highly qualified specialists;setting higher fees on air navigation services for aircraft engaged in the transportation of goods and using Russian airspace. Furthermore, Russia intends to terminate cooperation with the USA in the following industries: - atomic industry;- aircraft building;- rocket industry;- consulting, auditing and legal services.The above-menrtioned organisations will also be prohibited from participating in sales of federal property and privatisation.The text of the bill also says that the Russian government will have the right to expand the list of services and goods that fall under restrictions. To crown it all, the Russian authorities will be able to make the list of US citizens who will be banned from entering Russia.Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:48:00 +0300

Russia punches USA in the stomach

Russia will be able to make products without the permission of rights holders in the United States and US-supporting countries. This regulation is present in the draft law, which provides for retaliatory measures to anti-Russian sanctions. Measures of influence include "exhaustion of the exclusive right to trademarks in respect of the products included on the list determined by the Government of the Russian Federation, the rights owners of which are citizens of the United States and other foreign states or organisations under the jurisdiction of the United States and other foreign states, as well as organisations, the capital of which directly or indirectly, inter alia through third parties (dominant participation of more than 25% in the capital), involves organisations under the jurisdiction of the United States and other foreign countries."According to First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee, Mikhail Emelyanov, it means that Russia "will be able to produce these products ourselves once we have the technology, without the permission of the rights holder.""That is, we punch the Americans in the stomach, because all the successes and, and above all, the domination of the Anglo-Saxon and Western world is ensured precisely by the right of intellectual property, and we are striking a blow to this right," Interfax quotes Emelyanov as saying. Earlier, Pravda.Ru reported that the draft law providing for retaliatory measures in response to US sanctions was submitted to the State Duma. Also read: Details of Russia's response to US sanctions exposedPravda.Ru Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:15:00 +0300

Russia prepares major response to US sanctions

A draft law providing for retaliatory measures in response to US sanctions has been submitted to the State Duma (the Parliament) of the Russian Federation. "The draft law has been elaborated as a response to challenges from the United States of America, their officials, expressed in unfriendly and unconstructive actions to impose sanctions on both the Russian Federation and its citizens and legal entities," Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said. An extraordinary meeting of the Council of the State Duma, which will consider the draft federal law "On measures of influence (counteraction) to unfriendly actions of the United States and (or) other foreign states," its to take place on April 16."We plan to discuss the draft law at the State Duma Council with the participation of representatives of all factions, to send it to our colleagues in Russian regions, to work with experts and the Russian government once again, and then we will consider it at the next Duma meeting," Volodin said.The draft law on Russia's measures in response to US sanctions contains a ban on the imports of American agricultural products, as well as alcohol and tobacco products, First Vice-Speaker of the State Duma Ivan Melnikov said. "This bill is about banning or restricting the import of agricultural products, raw materials and food, the country of origin of which is the United States," First Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Ivan Melnikov told RIA Novosti.According to him, this applies to the countries that support sanctions against Russia."It's about alcohol and tobacco products ... It's about medicines, it's about banning participation in the procedure of privatisation of state and municipal property, it's about prohibiting or restricting the admission of technological equipment and software," Melnikov said.The deputy added that Russia's retaliatory measures also provide for the suspension of cooperation with the United States in the nuclear, aircraft-making and rocket-propulsion sectors."We are talking about the moves to either terminate or suspend international cooperation of Russia and Russian legal entities with the United States and organisations that remain under the jurisdiction of the United States, in the nuclear industry, in aircraft building, in rocket and propulsion industry," Melnikov said.Pravda.RuRead article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:51:00 +0300

Russia to test superheavy rocket in 10 years, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to "Cosmos" pavilion at VDNH (Exhibition of Economic Achievements) on April 12 and said that Russia was going to test the new superheavy rocket in ten years."A superheavy rocket, the first test is scheduled to take place in ten years," he said. He also spoke about the need to build a special launching site for trials at Vostochny Cosmodrome."We plan to start working in this direction in the near future. We are already working on a heavy rocket, now we'll need to work on a superheavy one," Putin added. Earlier, Roskosmos officials did not exclude cooperation with China for the creation of a superheavy rocket. During his visit to "Cosmos" pavilion at VDNH, Putin talked to famous Russian cosmonauts. The president was asked whether Russia was planning to send cosmonauts to the Moon. "Yes. The program is before 2030. The program to build the "Federation" spaceship is coming to an end. At first, there's the lunar orbit, a flight around the Moon, then there's a station on the lunar orbit, and then - modules on the Moon itself," Putin said describing several stages of the lunar exploration project that the Russian space industry develops. On April 12, Russia marks the Space Exploration Day, or the Cosmonautics Day. Putin congratulated cosmonauts on their professional holiday.Pravda.Ru

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:36:00 +0300

Putin: The world is plunging into chaos

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the current state of affairs in the world is becoming "more and more chaotic." Speaking at the ceremony with ambassadors of 17 countries, Putin said that he was very concerned about the current situation in the world. "Indeed, the state of affairs in the world can not but cause concerns. The situation in the world is becoming more chaotic. Nevertheless, we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter the constructive course, and the entire world system will become more stable and predictable," Putin said. The President added that diplomats play a special role in the world today. According to Putin, the heads of diplomatic offices have a responsible mission - to promote the development of relations with Russia.Putin noted that Russia is ready to support all constructive initiatives. "You can count on support from the Russian leadership, government bodies, business circles and the general public of our country," Putin assured.On April 11, ambassadors of Austria, Benin, Vietnam, the Gambia, Ghana, Egypt, Jordan, Italy, the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Nigeria, the UAE, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Montenegro and South Korea presented their credentials to the Russian president.During the recent weeks, Russia has experienced a new stage of the diplomatic crisis. Against the backdrop of London's accusations in connection with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats. The USA and other countries of the West followed the example of Great Britain, whereas Russia took mirror measures in response. Pravda.Ru

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:04:00 +0300

Russia responds to Trump's bellicose tweets: Unwise use of 'smart' missiles

US President Donald Trump wrote another tweet, in which he confirmed the intention to strike a missile blow on Syria with the help of "nice, new and smart" missiles. "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart!" You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" Trump tweeted. In another tweet, posted only 50 minutes later, Donald Trump unexpectedly changed his rhetoric and offered to improve the relationship."Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?"Moscow believes that the US should attack terrorists, rather than the legitimate government of Syria that also struggles against terrorism, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said.Zakharova also suggested that the US may strike a missile blow on Syria to remove traces of the provocation in Douma, where a chemical attack is believed to have taken place. "By the way, have they notified OPCW inspectors that "smart" missiles would destroy all the evidence of chemical weapons on the ground, or do they want "smart" missiles to remove traces of provocation so that international inspectors have no evidence to find?" she also said.In the meantime, the Russian ruble continues its decline against major world currencies. On Wednesday morning, April 11, the dollar exceeded the mark of 64 rubles for the first time since December 5, 2016. The euro rate exceeded the level of 80 rubles.Trump's remarks about the attack on Syria contributed to the further decline of the Russian ruble and the Russian stock market. About Donald Trump's tweets about the USA's intention to strike a missile blow on Syria, the ruble was traded on the level of 65 rubles per one dollar and 80.5 rubles per one euro. Pravda.Ru

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:01:00 +0300

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