On March 1, 2018 an annual international chess blitz tournament for the Cup of “REGION” Group of Companies was held in “Kosmos” hotel, which traditionally gathered the best players from all over the world. The stars of the world blitz Sergey Karyakin, Hikaru Nakamura, Shahriyar Mamedyarov, Vladislav Artemyev, Dmitry Andreikin, Ian Nepomnyashchiy, Daniil Dubov, Boris Gelfand, Anton Korobov and other titled chess players took part in the tournament this year. In total, more than two hundred people from 28 countries took part in the tournament. “REGION” Group of Companies celebrated the end of this event in an informal atmosphere, inviting star-studded chess players Anatoly Karpov, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karyakin and fans of the game for a friendly dinner to its office in the center of Moscow on March 6, 2018. Among the fans there were the owners and partners of the “REGION” Group of Companies, its staff, as well as the writer, president of the Strategic Initiatives Foundation Sergey Filatov, executive director of the Chess Federations Association, adviser to the president of the Russian Chess Federation Alexander Bakh, general directorate of the RAS Institute for Economic Strategies Alexander Ageev, who immediately joined to conducting this holiday of intelligence. Putting questions to eminent guests, he masterfully built an intellectual blitz interview in sequence, which allowed to compare opinions of representatives of different generations of the Russian chess school – the honored master Anatoly Karpov and the youth representative Sergei Karyakin, as well as to draw parallels with the views of the foreign colleague Viswanathan Anand.
The article analyzes two concepts of the cities’ future. According to one of them, the future is the world of digital megapolises, ecologically friendly environment that provides people with broad educational opportunities and integrates them organically into technologies. The other concept of the cities’ future seems to be more viable, friendly to a person and consists in a more perspective format of small settlements originally free of characteristic problems of large cities and megacities.
The article gives a holistic view of the history and current state of the Japanese tea sales in Russia. Growing demand for Japanese tea is caused by population aging, by fashion for organic and healthy food. Asia’s dynamic growth causes a surge of interest for Japanese and Chinese cuisine, where tea plays an important role. Article material will allow to understand the types of Japanese teas and traditions of their production. Dynamics of Japanese teas export in the XIX – early XX centuries and supplies destinations are shown. The article describes mechanisms of Japanese teas falsification and identification of their grades — depending on the season of tea leaf collecting. Information about current state of the Japanese teas market in Russia and about the main players is presented. Considerable attention is paid to the Japanese tea ceramics and traditions of “primitive art”, to special Japanese perception of teaware defects.
Personal example of Vladislav Tretiak, his sense of discipline, self-control, will, his renowned sports fate are ultimately needed today for education of a new generation of Russian athletes. One must be certainly born as a great hockey player, as well as a great artist or a great musician. But in order to become so, a phenomenal capacity for work and discipline, strong nerves and intuition, based on detailed calculations and knowledge of the enemy, are required.
The state and the people deserve each other. And for the fact that we have now this kind of power, we have to thank all of us together.
Traditional favorite of jewelry market – gold – today gave in its positions to white metals, products of which are decorated with precious diamonds, mysterious topazes or colored quartzes.