Monthly Archives: November 2019

10 MILLION UAH IN ONE WEEK. SUM “SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE” PARTY PAID FOR TRAINING HELD IN MOUNTAIN RESORT KNOWN

A week-long seminar for the newly elected MPs, which took place this summer in Truskavets resort in the Carpathians, cost “Servant of the People” 10 million UAH (about 413,759 USD). The social movement CHESNO (“Honestly”) reported about the cost, referring to the data of the party’s financial report for the third quarter of 2019. The training of future people’s deputies was organized through LLC

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EIB to provide Ukraine with EUR 450 mln loan for road construction

23.11.2019 13:00The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a loan of EUR 450 million to finance new road construction and road network rehabilitation along the most important highway connections in Ukraine. The financing will increase safety and help modernise parts of the network included in the extended Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T), which links the country internationally and

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Nine persons suspected of preparing a coup arrested in Russia

The press service of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) reported that nine members of the radical Islamist political organization Hizb ut-Tahrir were arrested. Hizb ut-Tahrir is recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia, Germany, Denmark, the UK, as well as in South and South-East Asia. According to a report published on the website of the FSB, two persons among arrested are

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Why Is Russia So Unproductive?

Analysts say a toxic cocktail of state capitalism, corruption and low investment curbs output. By Jake CordellSep. 23, 2019    During his annual phone-in with the public in June this year, President Vladimir Putin described low productivity as “one of the most acute and important” problems facing Russia. Economists agree. Russia is one of the least productive moderately rich countries in the world, ranking

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State-Run Bank Says Russia Unlikely to Meet Economic Targets ‘Without More Active Policies’

On current trends, Russia would fall short of most of the goals outlined in the president’s $400 billion National Projects program. By Jake CordellNov. 20, 2019    President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to meet most of his flagship economic and development goals during his final term without a significant increase in spending and better performance on a host of key indicators, a

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Convicted Agent Butina Accepts Russian State Job Offer, Reports Say

A Russian agent briefly jailed in the United States and then deported back to Moscow has accepted a state job to defend Russians imprisoned abroad, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday. Maria Butina, 31, pleaded guilty in a U.S. court last December to one count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent for Russia by infiltrating a gun rights group and influencing

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RUSSIANS REMOVED ALL RADIO EQUIPMENT FROM SHIPS THEY RETURNED TO UKRAINE. THEY WERE NOT SHY TO TAKE AWAY TOILETS, STOVES, SOCKETS AND LAMP SHADES

Close The former Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios published a document that lists the damage and lack of property on Ukrainian warships, which were captured by the Russian FSB and returned from the annexed Crimea a year later to Ochakov, Nikolaev region. “It was military prosecutors who examined, recorded, and still continue to record everything that the “neighbor” did to our

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Russia announces Nord Stream 2 launch time

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will become operational “in the middle of the next year [2020],” without specifying the exact month, reports TASS. Earlier, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak reported that gas supplies through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline could begin before the end of 2019. “Depending on the schedule of

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Zelensky congratulates Trudeau on his victory and hopes that Canada will ease visa rules

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on Friday evening, the press service of the head of state has reported. “Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Justin Trudeau on the victory of the Liberal Party in Canada’s general election and the formation of a new government,” the report says. The head of state thanked

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Industrial Output Down 5.0% In October

In October 2019, manufacturing output decreased by 5.0% (uncorrected by the effect of calendar days) and by 5.0% (corrected) over October 2018. Ukrainian News Agency has learned this from a statement of the State Statistics Service. At that, in October 2019, manufacturing output increased by 5.6% (uncorrected by the effect of calendar days) and decreased by 2.4% (corrected) over September

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Russia Again Faces Olympic Ban After Non-Compliant Recommendation

Russia is again facing a possible Olympic ban after the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) recommended on Friday that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) be ruled non-compliant. The CRC put forward the recommendation after WADA’s Intelligence and Investigations Committee found evidence of manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory in January. A report along with the recommendation has

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Kolomoisky boasts: PrivatBank ‘will be returned’ to me soon

By Oleksiy Sorokin. Published Nov. 22. Updated Nov. 22 at 12:48 am Workers of the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant rally in front of the PrivatBank headquarters in Dnipro on Sept. 23, 2019. “PrivatBank didn’t pay its debt to us. Who’s next?” the sign says.Photo by Ukrinform Billionaire oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky appears to be continuing in his attempts to sabotage Ukraine’s cooperation with the International

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Ukraine commemorates Holodomor victims

On Saturday, November 23, Ukraine commemorates National Holodomor Memorial Day. The Holodomor Memorial Day is marked annually on the fourth Saturday of November under the presidential decrees of 1998 and 2007. In the 20th century, Ukrainians survived three famines – in 1921-1923, 1932-1933, and in 1946-1947. However, the most massive was the Holodomor of 1932-1933 – the genocide of the

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Serbian President consoles shorty the shirtless.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic gave the short one some consoling words in a recent meeting, when he told the seemingly confused dwarf dictator, ‘Its not your fault you’re so short, Vlad, its God’s punishment because you like small boys.’ Our photo above shows the Serbian President barely able to keep a straight face because of their height difference.

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Islam and Orthodox Christianity Have the Same Values, Putin Says

Orthodox Christianity and Islam are based on the same fundamental values, President Vladimir Putin said in an address to a religious conference in Kyrgyzstan. The conference, titled “Orthodoxy and Islam — Religions of Peace,” aimed to promote interethnic and interreligious dialogue between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. “Islam and Orthodox Christianity, just like other world religions, are based on fundamental humanistic values

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