News from a Central Commission of Elections in Russia
The word icon derives from a Greek word meaning image. An icon is a religious picture of Mary, Christ, or a saint, usually painted in tempera on wood. The idea of painting icons came to Russia from Byzantium, along with the Orthodox Christian religion.
Two small Ivan Aivasovskys paintings on sale at Sotheby’s New York this year.
The registered candidate Vladimir Putin is very active in his presidential race. Resently he arrived in Irkutsk and declared the corruption in Russia can be deleted. “Here it is necessary to use all possibilities of the law”, – he has told. While Gennadi Zuganov is silent Putin acts: Meetings with the students, visiting of a children’s house, past Sunday congratulations to Serving Rocket Signals Commands at a concert devoted to the Day Rocket Troops.
The Lomonosov Imperial manufacture of porcelains will remain Russian, a Saint Petersburg court decided on October 8th 1999.
Some American investors had bought shares of the manufacture but Russian authorities did not want to see such cultural institution fall into foreign hands.