Monthly Archives: August 2020

Lukashenko confirms Russian propagandists work in Belarusian TV, radio – media

The Russian reporters were hired after some employees of the Belarusian state television and radio company had decided to take to the streets and protest Lukashenko confirms Russian propagandists work in Belarusian TV, radio / REUTERS Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko explained why Russian propagandists had been hired to work in the Belarusian National State TV and Radio Company. Read also

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Lukashenko Rival Calls on Belarus Workers to ‘Expand’ Strikes

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main challenger to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in this month’s disputed elections, has urged workers of state-owned factories to continue striking against state violence and in favor of new elections despite pressure to stop. Tikhanovskaya’s video address took aim at Lukashenko’s traditionally loyal support base in the wake of strikes at major plants that threatened to shut down production

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Finnish researchers successfully test hangover cure on drunk Finns

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI AND THE UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND believe that they may have finally created an effective hangover cure, following a study on the use of a particular amino acid believed to relieve common hangover symptoms. According to the results of the study, published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, a 1200mg dose of the amino

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Belarusian opposition is not going to reconsider relations with Russia

The Coordination Council focuses exclusively on the domestic political agenda The Belarusian opposition does not intend to revise its relations with the Russian Federation, as Pavel Latushko, a member of the Presidium of the Opposition Coordinating Council, stated. Interfax news agency reports. “All these fakes that we are supposedly going to leave the union state, to build a wall on

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SWEENEY INVESTIGATES:What Changed To Make Evgeny Lebedev No Longer a Security Risk?

John Sweeney. 20 August 2020 John Sweeney investigates the Russian newspaper proprietor who parties with the Prime Minister and the change in security clearance that enabled his ennoblement Is Evgeny “Lord” Lebedev – newly ennobled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson – a potential security risk? Lebedev’s father, Alexander, was the senior KGB spy in London in 1988 and, to this

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Doctors of the Omsk hospital agreed to send Navalny to a German clinic

Doctors of the Omsk emergency hospital (BSMP) No. 1, where politician Alexei Navalny is in intensive care, allowed him to be sent for treatment to Germany. This is reported by the Omsk edition “Gorod55”. The decision was made at the council, which was attended by the wife of the oppositionist Yulia Navalnaya. According  to Gorod55, Navalny will leave Omsk within a few hours. According

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French company acquires agricultural enterprises in Chernihiv and Zhytomyr regions

21.08.2020 16:55 The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) has granted permission to the French company SAS Investcompagnie to acquire agricultural enterprises in Chernihiv and Zhytomyr regions. “SAS INVESTCOMPAGNIE (Paris, France) has been granted permission to acquire shares in the charter capital of Elevator-Agro LLC (Ivkivtsi village, Pryluky district, Chernihiv region, Ukraine), which will ensure that 50% of the votes in

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Independence referendum: how Ukrainians would vote today

Absolute majority of Ukrainians would support the country’s independence if faced with such question today, poll says. If the referendum on the proclamation of Ukraine’s independence were held today, it would see absolute support for the move, says a recent nationwide poll conducted by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation together with the Razumkov Center. “If the referendum on the proclamation of

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The Coming Russian-Chinese Clash

The Kremlin, so ready to identify slights from Washington, has been willing to accept junior partner status in its relationship with Beijing. But how long will that last? by John Herbst The emerging Sino-Russian entente has rightly received a great deal of attention, but observers have missed the limitations to this entente and the first signs of problems to come.

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Almost 47% of Ukrainians support Ukraine’s accession to NATO, 27.3% in favor of non-aligned status – opinion poll

    Ukraine’s accession to NATO is supported by 46.8% of Ukrainians, 27.3% are in favor of non-aligned status, and 16.4% are in favor of joining the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Such data of the all-Ukrainian sociological survey of the population, conducted by the Social Monitoring Center from August 8 to August 15, 2020, were presented at a press conference

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Lukashenka is wrong to use Ukraine as a cautionary tale

    A national democratic awakening is currently threatening to unseat Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka after 26 years in office. As he struggles to cling onto power, Lukashenka is increasingly resorting to the kind of language first deployed by the Kremlin to discredit the 2014 pro-democracy uprising in nearby Ukraine. According to Lukashenka, many of the Belarusians currently protesting for democracy

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Source of “Meduza”: no toxic substances were found in Navalny’s blood

No toxic substances were found in the blood of Alexei Navalny, hospitalized in Omsk with signs of poisoning, a source familiar with the politician’s survey told Meduza. Navalny’s biomaterials were sent to a laboratory in Moscow for further study for the presence of toxic substances, the source said. He did not specify the name of the laboratory. Meduza’s source also confirmed

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The state printing house in Minsk refused to publish Komsomolskaya Pravda for the third time in a week. The newspaper talks about the protests

For the third time in a week, the state publishing house “Belarusian Press House” did not publish the latest issue of the non-state newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” in Belarus. This was reported by Euroradio and  Radio Liberty . According  to the newspaper, the printing house also did not publish the issue of another non-state newspaper, Narodnaya Volya. A broken machine was allegedly the cause, writes “Euroradio”. For

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Russian Hospital Says Kremlin Critic Navalny Can’t Be Moved

    Russian doctors say Russian opposition figure Aleksei Navalny is not well enough to be moved from the Siberian hospital where he is being treated for suspected poisoning. Aleksandr Murakhovsky, the head doctor at Omsk Emergency Hospital No. 1, said on August 21 that Navalny’s condition has improved a little, but that it was still unstable. Attempting to move the

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Vladimir Putin’s forever war against Ukraine continues

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio While geopolitical attention focuses on Belarus, Putin’s hybrid war in neighboring Ukraine continues. Currently in its seventh year, this complex campaign of international aggression features everything from traditional military components to economic, informational, religious, and cyber dimensions. It has already brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War, and there is currently no

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Alexei Navalny: plane leaves Germany to transport Putin critic after suspected poisoning

     Alexei Navalny’s press secretary has urged Russian authorities not to interfere as supporters of the stricken opposition leader prepared to fly him out of the country to be treated for a suspected poisoning. A plane left Nuremberg with a medical team in the early hours of Friday and, according to German media, would head to Omsk before returning to

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