No, a ‘democracy’ is not a type of government. To answer this question, one must look back in time at how exactly this type of government had evolved historically on this territory. What was the Russian way of organizing a country? Knyaz’ and druzhina Bogatyrs at knyaz' Vladimir's table. Andrey Ryabushkin, 1888 Andrey Ryabushkin/State Museum Reserve Rostov Kremlin A knyaz’ (prince) was the first type of Russian ruler. Long before the Tatar-Mongol invasion, parts of the land were ruled by local princes. Their primary function for society was to protect the population from invaders and conquerors, and also from local rogues. The knyaz’ was aided by his druzhina (guard), a close-knit fellowship who fought for the knyaz’. In exchange for protection, people of the land paid the knyaz’ an annual tribute. They didn’t really influence his actions, however. Tatar-Mongol influence A Russian knyaz' in the Golden … [Read more...] about What type of government does Russia actually have?
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Leicester City will “demand a lot” from a potential Harry Maguire replacement, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. City have drawn up a list of centre-back targets in preparation for Maguire’s likely departure to Manchester United, the England international set for a move to Old Trafford after the clubs agreed a fee in the region of £80 million. Once Maguire’s transfer is complete, with the 26-year-old still to agree personal terms and undergo a medical at United, City will then press ahead with their plans and could begin pursuing targets before the weekend is over. With such a high-quality player leaving the club, Rodgers has said that Maguire’s replacement would need to have a number of strings to their bow. Asked what type of centre-back he would be keen to sign, Rodgers said: “A good one, that would be preferable. “It’s one where if you lose someone of that quality, first and foremost they’ve got to be a good defender. … [Read more...] about What Rodgers wants from a Maguire replacement
You've heard of morning larks – the people who spring out of bed with sunrise, only to find their way back to it as soon as dinner is done – and night owls – those who start the day slowly but come to life after the News at Ten. But what about afternooners, or nappers? For years we were encouraged to think of ourselves as either a morning or night person. However, a group of researchers from Belgium have found that it's not so straightforward, and there are in fact four types of sleeper. Their study asked 1,300 people between the ages of 12 and 90 to share their sleep habits and rate their tiredness over the course of the day. Participants were shown random times of day and asked to predict roughly... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about What type of sleeper are you: lark, owl, afternooner or napper?
The government is facing ciriticism for deeming people who live with disabilities fit for work. Bristol Live has recently reported a number of stories about people being declared fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). And as more people are put onto Universal Credit, our colleagues from Chronicle Live with staff at a Jobcentre in Newcastle to find out what actually happens when a person with a disability is deemed fit for work. They spoke to Caroline Pollard, a disability employment adviser. She said: "I'm part of a team we've got, disability employment advisors, so the role changed around two years ago. "Our aim is everyone who you meet in a Jobcentre is upskilled to a level where they are confident dealing with anyone who walks through our door with any health condition. "We can make the right onward referral, easements they can make a claimant commitment that fits their journey individually. "We work with GPs, as trying to training providers we are trying to … [Read more...] about What happens when the DWP deems a disabled person fit for work
The Government has come under fire for deeming people who are living with disabilities fit for work. ChronicleLive has reported numerous stories about North East residents being faced with the daunting prospect of returning after being declared fit for work by the Department for Work and Pensions. As more people are put onto Universal Credit, we met with staff at Newcastle Jobcentre to find out what happens when a person with a disability is deemed fit? We spoke to Caroline Pollard, who is a disability employment advisor at the centre at Cathedral Square. She said: "I'm part of a team we've got, disability employment advisors, so the role changed around two years ago. "Our aim is everyone who you meet in a Jobcentre is upskilled to a level where they are confident dealing with anyone who walks through our door with any health condition. "We can make the right onward referral, easements they can make a claimant commitment that fits their journey individually. "We work with GPs, as … [Read more...] about Here’s what happens when the DWP deems a person fit for work