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did his belly actually ripped his shirt

Сергей Иванов посетил суперфинал Школьной баскетбольной лиги


12 апреля 2014 года, 21:30 Москва

Руководитель Администрации Президента Сергей Иванов присутствовал на финальном матче VII Всероссийского чемпионата Школьной баскетбольной лиги «КЭС-Баскет» сезона 2013–2014 гг. и принял участие в церемонии награждения победителей и финалистов чемпионата.

Глава Администрации Президента подарил игрокам мячи с надписью «Дальневосточные леопарды». Леопардовую расцветку мячей Сергей Иванов, который курирует проект по сохранению дальневосточного леопарда, объяснил схожестью качеств леопарда и баскетболистов – быстрой реакцией, ловкостью, гибкостью. Победители чемпионата получили также путёвку на «Финал четырёх» Евролиги, который пройдёт в мае в Милане.

Перед началом суперфинала Сергей Иванов ответил на вопросы журналистов и встретился со своим тёзкой, жителем Санкт-Петербурга, пострадавшим от санкций, принятых США в отношении главы Администрации Президента.

В беседе с журналистами Руководитель Администрации Президента подчеркнул, что без развития массового баскетбола невозможно претендовать на золотые олимпийские медали в этом виде спорта.

Кроме того, Сергей Иванов наблюдал за «Матчем звёзд», посвящённым памяти легендарного советского баскетболиста, олимпийского чемпиона Сергея Белова, который был почётным президентом Школьной баскетбольной лиги. В матче приняли участие чемпионы и призёры Олимпийских игр, политики и бизнесмены.

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Basketball Sergei leaves me torn between cringing at his embarrassingness or melting in a puddle at his adoreableness

MOSCOW, April 12, /ITAR-TASS/. Presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said the sanctions imposed against him had not affected his life or work.
“These sanctions have no influence on my work and life,” Ivanov told reporters on Saturday, April 12, replying to a question from his namesake from St. Petersburg who had been mixed up with him and denied a parcel from the United States.
Ivanov recalled that he had worked for 25 years in the intelligence service in the Soviet Union and then in Russia. “By the end of my service in 1998 I could not enter most of the Western countries. So this is nothing new for me. I am used to this,” he said.
He thanked his namesake wrongly affected by the sanctions for his resolve. Both Ivanovs met at the SCKA sport complex in Moscow where the Kremlin official was talking to members of mass media.
“I am very sorry that my namesake got affected by the sanctions. As we know, there are hundreds of thousands of Sergei Ivanovs in our country or maybe even more,” he said. “It’s regrettable that the stupidity of the American postal service affected my namesake, colleague and fellow citizen. We know that stupidity can’t be cured,” Ivanov said.
He also gifted a leopard-coloured basketball to the man. “There is a connection between the leopard and basketball. The leopard, just like a basketball player, is adroit, flexible and fast. This is for you to keep,” Ivanov said to this namesake. “Play basketball. This is the best game with the ball.”
In a letter to his namesake written earlier this month, Ivanov said, “Dear namesake and fellow citizen! I was surprised to find out that the sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration, including against me, have created certain inconveniencies for you. Your parcel was delayed and the U.S. Post showed that it could place ignorance and corporate zeal above elementary logic. We may face such farce again as there are tens of thousands of Sergei Ivanovs in the country. But I am sure that we will overcome these inconveniencies together. Besides, your case gave us a good example of how even the worst American sanctions can be bypassed,” the Kremlin official wrote in his letter, the Rossiya 1 television channel said on Saturday, April 5.
A Metro newspaper employee in St. Petersburg by the name of Sergei Ivanov had ordered a pair of sneakers in an American online shop, but his order was cancelled. The shop provided him with a notice saying that his last name, name and surname had been included in the list of persons who could not be sent any mail in the United States. He was erroneously taken for his namesake Sergei Ivanov from the Kremlin administration. To solve the problem, the order was made again in a new name and eventually delivered to Russia.

April 8, 2014, 20:00

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov chaired an expanded meeting of the Council for Countering Corruption Presidium.

In addition to members of the Council for Countering Corruption Presidium, participants in the meeting included representatives from the judiciary community, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Strashko, and Managing Director of the Corporate Affairs and Legal Support Directorate for the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Varvarin.

Deputy Labour and Social Protection Minister Tatiana Blinova presented information about organisational and methodical support for preventing corruption in the private sector.

Presidential Plenipotentiary to the Volga Federal District Mikhail Babich reported on the results of work to counter corruption in government agencies in the regions within his district.

Head of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Directorate Oleg Plokhoy reported on organisation of work for judges and court personnel to uphold anti-corruption standards and measures to increase the efficacy of this work.

The Council presidium made decisions on all these issues and issued corresponding recommendations.

April 8, 2014, 20:00

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Interfax: Russia must remain true to “traditional values” - Kremlin chief-of-staff

Moscow, 31 March: Sergey Ivanov, head of the Kremlin administration, is stressing the importance and relevance of Russia drawing up a state cultural policy: the scenario in Ukraine, which led to the abandoning of traditional values and a division of society provoked from abroad, must not be allowed.

"The latest events in Ukraine show just how grave the consequences can be for statehood when traditional values are abandoned and there is a division in society provoked from abroad. We cannot allow this to happen, we do not have the right," Ivanov said at a session of the working group drawing up the draft fundamental framework of state cultural policy.

He stressed the importance of a state policy designed to ensure the strengthening of the civil, ethnic and cultural identity of the people of the Russian Federation.

"This, by the way, is particularly relevant at the moment, when the tough global competition in the area of ideas and information is becoming ever more aggressive," Ivanov said.

According to him, the development of the fundamental framework of state cultural policy will require significant changes to existing legislation. These should be new, directly applicable laws, rather than numerous pieces of secondary legislation.

"As is known, the law is the basis of any state activity. It is clear that, in working on state cultural policy, we will need to make significant changes to existing legislation. That is already clear to us," Ivanov said.

According to him, changes will be required in the widest range of areas. “And here it is extremely important to make sure that, when we emerge, it is directly applicable standards that should predominate. In other words, these should be laws, rather than numerous pieces of secondary legislation that people simply never read and will never read,” Ivanov added.

He noted that the main principles and objectives of the draft fundamental framework of state cultural policy are to revive the role of culture in society, focus on the development of regions and overcome the generation gap.

Ivanov asked for close attention to be paid to the devising of the main parameters of the document at the level that directly affects citizens and those who take part in cultural activity, without for a moment forgetting about the specific individual.

"We are working in the interests of the country, and we need groundbreaking ideas and genuinely effective mechanisms to achieve and constantly adjust our tactical objectives, allowing us to take account of the ethno-cultural, religious, regional and other characteristics of different groups and communities," Ivanov said at the meeting of the working group.

According to him, the universal nature of the aims of state cultural policy cannot signify unification of the forms and methods of their implementation. Only an understanding of the individuality of each individual can make cultural policy truly effective.

"Unfortunately, the realities are such - and let’s talk openly about this, call things by their proper names - that the overwhelming majority of our fellow citizens take a very dim view of the place and role of culture in our daily lives," the head of the Kremlin administration said.

"So I understand that this is a very tricky objective, but, even so, what is required of us is to find forms of collaboration between people and society that would kick-start their natural desire to understand, perceive and create something new, something beautiful, that would revive their desire to be citizens of their country and bearers of their fatherland’s culture," he added.

Ivanov recalled that the frenzied development of information and communication technologies has led to the emergence of a major divide between the older generations, who grew up in the “analogue” era, and the younger generations, who are growing up in a “digital”, virtual space.

Cultural policy should create and harness every possible lever to transfer the moral and cultural experience amassed by society and new generations, and without this sort of continuity, society simply cannot develop, he added.

"Particular attention needs to be paid to the regions, because the objective of overcoming the geographical and social inequality between citizens, as they exercise their rights to access cultural values and to take part in cultural activities, is a key objective. And in general, the regional aspect, in my opinion, should play a very large role here," Ivanov said.