Thibaut Courtois sued former coach of the Belgium team Vilmots

Thibaut Courtois sued former coach of the Belgium team Vilmots

Head Coach of Belgium Mark Vilmots

MOSCOW, April 25 (Itar-Tass) – RIA Novosti. Goalkeeper of London "Chelsea" Thibaut Courtois and his father Thierry sued the former head coach of the Belgium national football team Mark Vilmots, said the goalkeeper in his Twitter account.

Previously, Vilmots in an interview with beIN Sports said that Tibo Courtois for the money reported information about the starting lineup of the national team for the matches, as well as other confidential information.

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"Not the first time that Vilmots publicly and purposely offends my honor and reputation, and also touches my father. Therefore, we decided to file a complaint together with the court demanding compensation for libel", – wrote Courtois on Twitter.

Kondratiev: security issues will be the main ones during the 2018 World Cup in Sochi

Kondratiev: security issues will be the main ones during the 2018 World Cup in SochiGovernor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratiev

SOCHI, April 25th. / TASS / Security issues will come to the forefront during the World Football Championship in Sochi, the authorities of the region will do everything possible to ensure that fans receive the most pleasant experience. This was announced by the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev at the opening of the international meeting of high-ranking representatives who oversee security issues in Sochi.

"And here [during the tournament] the issue of security comes to the fore. We need to create conditions that people will enjoy and enjoy for many years from visiting Sochi", – the head of the region said.

According to him, during the World Championship, Sochi will host a huge number of guests. "And it is very important that they get what they came for in Sochi. But the most important thing is that the fans can become vacationers, and vacationers could become fans", – considers Kondratiev.

The governor recalled that the region annually receives 16 million tourists, and security issues, countering extremism, threats of terrorism are of fundamental importance.

The Football World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in 11 cities of Russia. The teams of Portugal and Spain (June 15), Belgium and Panama (June 18), Germany and Sweden (June 23), Australia and Peru (June 26) will play in Sochi.

“Zenith” will extend the contract with midfielder Zhirkov

Football club Zenit wants to save midfielder Yuri Zhirkov, who ends the contract this summer. According to the newspaper “Sport Day by Day” on April 25, negotiations on the extension of cooperation will begin soon.

The 34-year-old football player will be offered a new contract under the “1 + 1” scheme with a decrease in salary. According to the current agreement, Zhirkov receives about 2 million euros per year.

This season, Yuri Zhirkov played in 14 matches of the Russian Football Premier League and scored one goal.

The performance of Russian bobsledder in the season is considered unsatisfactory

The performance of Russian bobsledder in the season is considered unsatisfactoryRussian bobsleders of Alexander Rodionov and Yulia Belomestnykh

MOSCOW, April 25 (Itar-Tass) – RIA Novosti. The performance of the main team of Russian bobsledder in the completed Olympic season is considered unsatisfactory, the bobsleigh Federation of Russia said in a statement.

In the building of the Russian Olympic Committee the meeting of the head coach of the Federation of the bobsled Federation of Russia took place, which assessed the performance of the teams in the season.

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"In deuces, Russian athletes surrendered their positions due to poor acceleration. In the quartet, the chances for medals were, but Alexander Kasyanov did not receive an invitation to the Olympics, which, perhaps, cost the Russian team a high place, and even a medal. According to the voting results, the main team received a bad job, and the work of the youth team – to some extent in advance – was assessed satisfactorily", – said in a statement published by the federation on its official Facebook page.

The performance of Russian skeletonists in the season was considered satisfactory.

"Nikita Tregubov (at the Olympics) in Pyeongchang managed to win a silver medal. If we add to this the gold of Elena Nikitina at the European Championships, the victories of Alexander Tretyakov, the successes of Vladislav Marchenkov, the situation does not seem negative. At the suggestion of Anatoly Chelyshev, the senior coach of the country’s skeleton, the performance of the Russian skeletonists was unanimously recognized as satisfactory, as well as the results of the youth team, which achieved three medals at the World Cup by its age", – the statement says.

Consumption of alcohol in Russia has fallen by 40 percent since 2006

In Russia, alcohol consumption is declining. The amount of alcohol per capita since 2006 has decreased by 40%.

Data of the Ministry of Health of Russia on April 27 leads RBC with a reference to RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Health noted that this was due to systematic work carried out in accordance with the concept of implementing state policies to reduce the abuse of alcohol and alcoholism among the population of Russia for the period until 2020.

The ministry stressed that, in accordance with the concept, it was possible to ensure a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages in children’s, educational, medical organizations, sport facilities, in adjacent territories and in cultural organizations, for the retail sale of alcohol products from 23:00 to 08: 00.

Also, the Ministry of Health added that the department supports most initiatives that are aimed at tightening control over the turnover of ethyl alcohol, increasing the excise tax on alcohol products, as well as reducing the territorial availability of alcohol products for the population.

In January, Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova said that over the past five to seven years, alcohol consumption in the country was reduced by 80%.

“Chelsea”, “MU” and “Liverpool” are interested in the defender of “Napoli” Hysay

Defender of Napoli Elsaid Hyusay may be in the championship of England.

Interest in the 24-year-old Albanian shows “Chelsea”, “Manchester United” and “Liverpool”. The amount of compensation for Hyssa is 50 million euros.

Representatives of Chelsea have already met with the agent of the football player several times, they believe that Hyusai will ideally fit into the Premier League.

However, a serious interest is also in the “MU” and “Liverpool”.

In the current season, Husai spent 41 matches in all tournaments for Napoli. Statistics of his speeches can be viewed here.

Vasili Berezutski became the fifth player, who spent 400 matches in the Championships of Russia

Match the 28th round of the championship of Russia against “Zenith” (0: 0) was the 400th in the championship of Russia defender of CSKA Vasily Berezutsky.

374 games in the championship of Russia Vasily spent in the army, and another 26 times out on the field in the championship of the country in the “torpedo-ZIL”.

Berezutski became only the fifth player. To it 400 matches in the Championships of Russia are managed to hold Sergei Ignashevich – 487, Sergei Semak – 457, Dmitry Loskov – 447 and Igor Semshov – 433. While three of them (Ignashevich, Semak and Semshov) played for CSKA.

The Ministry of Sports canceled the expert council dedicated to the performance of skaters in the Olympic season

The Ministry of Sports canceled the expert council dedicated to the performance of skaters in the Olympic season

MOSCOW, April 25. / TASS /. The Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation decided not to collect expert advice, which was originally supposed to discuss the performance of Russian figure skaters in the Olympic season. This was reported by TASS press-attaché of the Federation of figure skating Russia Olga Ermolina.

The expert council for figure skating was scheduled for 26 April.

"The Ministry of Sport has decided to cancel the meeting of the expert council, dedicated to the performance of our athletes", – said Ermolina.

According to TASS, the Ministry of Sport will not conduct expert councils with federations on those sports, whose athletes successfully performed in the Olympic season and won awards at the Games in South Korean Pyeongchang.

Russian figure skaters won one gold at the 2018 Games (Alina Zagitova – single skating) and two silver awards (Eugene Medvedeva – solo skating, Zagitova, Medvedev, Mikhail Kolyada, Evgenia Tarasova, Vladimir Morozov, Natalia Zabiyako, Alexander Enbert, Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev – team competition).

Bulls doubts that he will resume coaching in the next season

MOSCOW, April 26. / TASS /. Former head coach of the Russian national ice hockey team Vyacheslav Bykov doubts that he will return to professional activity next season. About this two-time Olympic champion told TASS.

Bykov suspended coaching career after the end of the season-2014/15, in which he led St. Petersburg SKA to victory in the Gagarin Cup. The reason for this decision was family circumstances. Bykov also won the Gagarin Cup as head coach of the Ufa "Salavat Yulayev" (season-2010/11).

"While I doubt that I will resume my career next season. Now people are trying to guess which club will lead, but at the moment I have no talks with anyone. Nevertheless, from time to time proposals are received", – said Bykov.

"My situation does not give me the opportunity to fully plunge into the work. And if something distracts, then it will suffer. It is unlikely that in the next season I will return to work. While everything is hazy", – concluded the interlocutor of TASS.

From August 11, 2006 to May 26, 2011 Bykov was the head coach of the Russian national hockey team. In 2007, at the home world championship, the Russian team under his leadership won bronze medals, and in 2008 in Canada, for the first time in 15 years, won the world championship, having repeated the success in Switzerland in a year. In 2010, at the World Championships in Germany, the Russian team under his leadership took second place. Bykov is included in the Hall of Fame of the International Hockey Federation in 2014.

“Academician Lomonosov” made the workers of Baltzavod cry

The nuclear power unit “Akademik Lomonosov” left St. Petersburg. Order for the “floating nuclear power plant” was once saved by the Baltic plant, and now its future is again in question.

"Academician Lomonosov" made the workers of Baltzavod cry

The 144-meter power unit stood for a long time at the berth of Baltzavod, which seems to have grown into it. At 10:20 am, he was able to tear off five tugs from the wall. A long whistle sounded, and in the eyes of hundreds of workers who even occupied the decks of the unfinished icebreakers “Arctic” and “Siberia”, the machine entered the water area of ​​the Neva.

The project of the floating nuclear power plant for Russia is a landmark – the world’s first, the first of its kind. Such a rare triumph of domestic technologies lately is not on the screen, but in the live. To enjoy the moment the representatives of the customer – Rosatom – preferred without the builders. None of the employees of Baltzavod on board a specially chartered motor ship “Moscow” was not taken. There were no comments in the official mailing of the corporation.

    "Academician Lomonosov" made the workers of Baltzavod cry

The construction of the “floating nuclear power plant” was accompanied by constant postponements. In 2010, Rosenergoatom announced that the station would be ready by the end of 2012, and its commissioning is planned in 2013, then it was going to be completed in 2016, then moved to the 2019th. The construction was going on for so long that the power unit even began to decorate the Christmas tree for the New Year.

And the representative of Rosenergoatom “Fontanka” did not call the final cost. It is only known that at the beginning of construction it was estimated at 2.9 billion rubles, and then the figures sounded 11 billion rubles, then 37.3 billion rubles, while independent experts informed the media about 44 billion – it’s almost like “St. Petersburg Arena “And according to terms, and finances, and even the scope of the project, with only two nuclear reactors.

About the Baltzavod representative of Rosenergoatom said only one thing: “he received a unique experience”, he had problems, and “the order became his salvation.” But he added that any company will cope with the ship’s part of future similar projects. Which will decide the contest. Now, Rosatom is considering the participation of foreign players in it.

“Academician Lomonosov” really became a lifeline for Baltzavod, which since 2005 blew out the structure of the OPK Sergei Pugachev. Vital areas of the territory were sold to outside companies, which they then rented to their plant. Money flowed away, and everything went to massive layoffs. The enterprise was visited by Vladimir Putin, the new power unit became the thread behind which the company, already under the leadership of USC, began to pull.

But in the USC, Baltzavod is experiencing hard times. The discussion of the partial development of the territory was resumed, orders were being floated from the factory. The possibility of transferring the construction of a promising superpower nuclear icebreaker “Leader” from the Baltic plant to the Northern shipyard is under consideration. The official reason is technical. The plant needs to build a new dry dock for 12.5 billion rubles, and the USC has not sponsored this project yet. In addition, the second largest order Baltzavoda – non-nuclear icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin – is also now being built at the facilities of the Admiralty Shipyards, on the neighboring bank of the Neva.

And as the head of USC Alexei Rakhmanov clearly expressed in an interview with Fontanka, speaking about the fate of Baltzavod, the key issue for any shipyard is loading.

“If it exists, the enterprise lives, if not – as they say,” teeth on the shelf, “the plant is on a” stick, “he said.

So it’s no surprise that the workers saw off the station literally with tears in their eyes. Say goodbye to stability.

Ilya Kazakov,