Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ukrainian journalist in Russian-occupied Crimea fined for negative Facebook post about Putin

A Russian-controlled Crimean court has found Ukrainian blogger Yevhen Haivoronsky (Evgeny Gaivoronskyi) guilty of ‘petty hooliganism’ over a Facebook post on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s birthday (7 October).  On 25 November, ‘judge’ Boris Viktorovich from the de facto Yalta City Court fined Haivoronsky 30 thousand roubles, claiming that he had used a swearword that cannot be printed.  The post, in

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“Humanitarian Aid” Delivered to Russian Embassy

On the anniversary of the Kerch Strait incident activists “add” to what Russia stripped from navy vessels returned to Ukraine. Politics and Humor – In Kyiv, Ukrainian activists collected what they called “humanitarian aid to Russia”. They brought toilets and toilet paper to the Russian Embassy — on the anniversary of the Kerch Strait incident. “We were really impressed, maybe

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Moscow Deputy Asks Putin to Block Homeless Shelter

A Moscow deputy has called for President Vladimir Putin to block a prominent homeless NGO from opening a shelter in Russia’s capital, warning of the organization’s foreign backing and the spread of diseases. The Nochlezhka homeless charity, founded in St. Petersburg in 1990, has faced strident criticism from Muscovites opposed to its plans to open a project in the Russian

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Russia to Send ‘Centaur Robots’ Into Space

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has released a list of ambitious plans, including moon exploration, a methane-fueled rocket creation program and… a fleet of centaur-like robots. The latter is one of the agency’s concepts for autonomous systems that will perform tasks on the surfaces of other planets, Alexander Bloshenko, the executive director of Roscosmos, told the state-run TASS news agency Monday. 

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75% Of Pollees Questioned By Democratic Initiatives And KIIS Support Zelenskyy’s Initiative On Negotiations With Putin To Settle Donbas Conflict

A total of 75% of pollees questioned by the Ilko Kucheriv’s Democratic Initiatives foundation and the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology support the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to hold negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin to settle the conflict in Donbas. Ukrainian News agency learnt this from results of the poll. The Democratic Initiatives and KIIS carried out the

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Russia plans to create groups of combat robots by 2025

The Russian Armed Forces may receive groups of multifunctional combat robots by 2025, reports RIA Novosti, citing a source in the defense industry. Each group will be controlled by only one operator. The Russian Scientific and Technology Association, Android Technology, created an experimental platform named “Marker” for controlling five unmanned machines, capable of solving various combat tasks, simultaneously. The Marker

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Satellite from Russia’s missile attack warning system burns up in atmosphere

On November 23, the Russian military satellite Kosmos 2422 left earth orbit and burned up in the atmosphere, reports TASS news agency, citing the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Kosmos 2422 satellite was a part of the orbital early missile attack warning system. According to the NORAD, the satellite left its orbit on the night of November 23. The

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