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I'm not talking about Luzhkov, I'm on about the stars in the Kremlin and the Kremlin itself.

80 years ago, on October 1st, 1930, the Chudov monastery inside the Kremlin was blown up, the beauty and grandeur of which were not inferior to other monasteries, and which bore the name of the Great Monastery in the heart of Moscow. It was founded by Metropolitan Alexius, who not only blessed and spiritually inspired  Dmitry Donskoy, but all the scattered people of Rus to fight against the Mongol yoke ... 

The 61th anniversary of the Chinese Republic is celebrated in Beijing rather modestly. The country is preoccupied with its current tasks as it faces reemerging inflation, unemployment, excessively fast urbanization, and unrestrained energy consumption. Nevertheless, it is clear that China manages to sustain its exceptional growth and that its march to modernity continues regardless of the pains suffered by its economic partners from the ranks of industrialized countries.

According to the finalized official count, the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) led by president Hugo Chavez won 98 of the 165 seats in the country's parliament, the result achieved by the opposition represented by the Coalition for Democratic Unity (MUD) being 65 seats. Chavez used to express hope that his supporters would win as much as 111 seats – over 2/3 of the legislature's total – but the plan failed to materialize.

Life in France came to a standstill amid report of new threats. The country’s interior minister Brice Hortefeux has urged to raise terror alert level. The French national police director Frederic Pechenard confirmed that new threats were very likely and named public transport among the most probable objects for attacks. He added that assassinations of high-ranking officials could take place as well. Meanwhile, a terror alert level can be raised to the highest any moment, which will result in closed railways stations, underground and airports.

A handful of the world's countries are responsible for most of the global drug output (cannabis is the only narcotic culture which has practically unlimited tolerance to climate conditions and can be cultivated in the majority of geographic zones). The Andean Belt countries – Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia – supply the lion's share of cocaine and hashish.

Anatoly Chubais believes that the elite lack intelligence, but as a classic political joke of the 1990s said of Chubais: - "He is the smart one." Speaking at an economic forum in Perm, the head of RUSNANO lamented the fact that Russia has no overall innovation strategy, the modernization of which is currently determined only by a "set of reasonable  steps" and not through a thought out systematic approach. Chubais gave an interesting explanation for his speech in Perm to "RBC daily” newspaper, which indicates that "not from the government, was Anatoly Chubais awaiting intellectual turmoil" since "the government cannot decide on something if it has not been produced by the elite. The authorities may, at best, authorize and take responsibility for its choices."

Turkey's September 12 referendum dealt a sever blow to the positions of secularists in the country. Recep Erdogan's Justice and Development Party secured the support of 58% of the voters for its reform aimed at making the military – the part of the society that has for decades guaranteed the secular character of the Turkish statehood - more accountable to the civilian rule and at limiting the powers of the judiciary which has routinely opposed the government.

On October 3 the presidential election will be held in Brazil. The current president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is completing his second presidential term with an unusually high rating: 81.4%. After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1985 no other Brazilian president could boast such popularity.

In 1974 - a year after Great Britain's joining the European Economic Community – young British author Christopher Priest published his Inverted World which portrayed the united Europe as city Earth constructed on top of great wheels and being slowly winched along railroad tracks. The aim of the motion was to reach the Optimum, a destination of supposed well-being.

Italy's La Repubblica presented as a sensational revelation fragments from the diaries of former Bosnian Serbs' army commander R. Mladic. The paper titled Mladic's Horrible Diaries: “We Need to Eliminate Muslims to Build a Great Serbia” said 18 notebooks with Mladic's writings had been found during a search of his family's Belgrade home and supplied to the Hague Tribunal.