Indian military intend to abandon the acquisition of the French fighter Rafale), developed by Dasso" newspaper reports Business Standard. The reason was a too high price of these machines was higher than expected. A possible alternative to the French fighters is to increase the order of the Russian su-30MKI.
French fighter was selected by the Indian Ministry of defense in the tender MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft), which was planned acquisition of 126 cars worth 10 billion dollars. Participated in the tender in addition to "Rafal" fighter "Typhoon", developed by EADS, the Swedish SAAB "Gripen", American F-16 and F/A-18E/F and the Russian MiG-35.
In the shortlist of the tender, which lasted more than 10 years, includes two European machine - Typhoon and Rafale). Rafal won, as reported, due to the lower cost of the aircraft, but later it turned out that the life cycle cost of the French fighters are much higher, and the total price of the contract for 126 cars threatens to exceed 20 billion dollars.
The head of the Federation Council Committee on rules Vadim Tulpanov proposed to introduce criminal liability for gross violation of public order while driving. The document proposes to expand the list of aggravating circumstances of article 213 of the Russian Criminal code ("Hooliganism").
Skier Olga Repnina, who won the skiathlon in the championship of Russia, commented on his performance at the tournament. Replacin noted that he would like to do all of the races, but will make decisions based on their well-being. She praised the willingness of the track in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Russian woman Dina Averina won three gold medals on the second day of the third stage of Gran-at on rhythmic gymnastics in the French Article. Averina excelled in exercises with Hoop, ball and clubs. Another Russian, Yulia Bravikova won gold (ribbon), two silver medals (Hoop, clubs) and bronze (ball).