Monthly Archives: November 2020

In many regions of Russia, data on deaths from coronavirus are systematically underestimated. And this is how it goes

Journalists from Mediazona and Meduza were able to familiarize themselves with the data of the operational interdepartmental base on the development of the coronavirus epidemic in Russia. The Coronavirus Information Center (ICC) database contains daily data for each of 85 Russian regions on hospitalizations, critically ill patients, availability of free hospital beds and deaths. The mortality data from the ICC database in

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Putin’s personal guard commits suicide in Kremlin’s compound

One of the employees of the Federal Security Service committed suicide at the Kremlin’s compound in Moscow, reported the Telegram Channel Baza, citing sources. The information was later confirmed by TASS news agency. Mikhail Zakharov, who worked at the 5th division of the Federal Guard Service – a unit responsible for the personal protection of President Vladimir Putin – committed

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Bullshit, the noisy conqueror of the information space

In 2018, we wrote(opens in a new tab) about a special kind of pro-Kremlin media content: infoshum. The word infoshum has its roots in the internationally known term “white noise”, i.e. random and meaningless noise, or otherwise known as “info-noise”. It is in the grey zone between information and disinformation(opens in a new tab). And we have evidence that it

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First Ukrainian gyrocopter undergoing testing

PHOTOS30.11.2020 17:15 A prototype of a gyrocopter developed at JSC Motor Sich is being tested in Zaporizhia, designer Oleksii Chyrva has told Ukrinform. “This aircraft is called a gyrocopter or autogyro. Now the world is experiencing a real boom: the Germans produce about 300 such aircraft a year. The United States, France and Italy also produce them. Motor Sich President

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Russia, Syria Under Pressure at Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Syria and Russia faced renewed pressure over allegations of chemical weapons use as member countries of the global toxic arms watchdog met on Monday. Moscow was urged by Western nations to “transparently” reveal the circumstances of the Novichok nerve agent poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Damascus meanwhile faced calls for sanctions at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

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Russian TV presenter banned from entering Ukraine

Russian TV presenter banned from entering Ukraine VIDEO30.11.2020 14:50A news anchor of the Russian TV channel RBC has been banned from entering Ukraine for three years, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service has reported. According to the report, on Sunday, November 29, in Odesa region, Ukrainian border guards stopped a Moldovan citizen who was traveling to Ukraine by bus and

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Jehovah’s Witnesses recruiters sentenced in Omsk Region

Four defendants have been sentenced to up to three years of incarceration© Alexander Demianchuk/TASS MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. A court in the Omsk Region has sentenced four defendants to up to three years of incarceration, including in a maximum security prison, for recruiting citizens to join the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group (outlawed in Russia), the website of the Omsk Regional

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Pull Russian Troops Out of Moldova, New President Says

Russia should withdraw its peacekeeping force from the self-proclaimed Transnistria republic, Moldova’s pro-European president-elect said Monday. Maia Sandu, who defeated Moldova’s pro-Russian incumbent earlier in November on a platform of balancing the ex-Soviet country’s ties between Moscow and the West, said the Russian troops should be replaced by civilian observers from Europe. Russia deploys around 1,500 troops in Transnistria, which has not

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MEP on attack on Newsone journalist: We want to hear official response from Ukrainian authorities

Maximilian Krah said he was shocked by what was happening and noted that if Ukraine wants to become a member of the European Union, it must demonstrate that it fights against such violence The Member of European Parliament Maximilian Krah commented on the attack on the journalist of Newsone TV channel Violetta Tovkes on November 28 during the ceremony of

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In St. Petersburg, the stepson of billionaire Arkady Skorov died under the wheels of an armored personnel carrier.

The car was driven by the head of the board of the patriotic organization “Krasnaya Zvezda”. Two years ago at the festival, people were hit by a tank. 16:30, 29 November 2020Source: Meduza https://meduza.io/impro/OCjsS5JP17UYhxHaPTX4ThfAhbdUW_mp1P7CbNMtR0o/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNi8y/MDkvOTc2L29yaWdp/bmFsLzRxSms2bkZm/OUVtWkNycHl3WkRi/SWcuanBn.webp The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the death under the wheels of an armored vehicle of a participant in the military reconstruction in St. Petersburg. The incident took

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New Jersey Voter Tells Americans to ‘Fight Tooth and Nail’ Against Communism

TRENTON—Mira Balteanu, originally from Ukraine, emigrated to the United States around the time of the fall of communism. “I am one of the people who ran from communism,” she said. “A lot of Asians here are horrified, just like me, they see this creeping here in America, and that is extremely worrisome and very scary frankly.” “Chinese people are wonderful

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Ukrainian Armed Forces conduct military exercises with Bayraktar drones and Javelin missile systems

Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted tactical exercises using Bayraktar TB2 drones and Javelin anti-tank systems in the Mykolaiv region, ArmyInform reports. Serviceman of one of the mechanized brigades practiced assault operation in urban areas, while operating in small tactical groups, and also carried out targeted missile and air strikes. The exercises involved integrated use of precision weapons, electronic jamming equipment, automated control

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Strelkov: Ukrainian Army will wipe out pro-Russian militants during offensive on Donbas

“Ex-Defense Minister” of the unrecognized Donetsk People’s Republic Colonel Igor Strelkov (Girkin) believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are now fully capable to retake control of the Donbas by force. “If Ukraine launches an offensive, the entire existence of DPR and DPR will depend only on one thing: whether the Russian Armed Forces will come to their rescue,” Strelkov said

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Angara heavy rocket to be launched in December – Russian space chief

The launch vehicle is ready, Dmitry Rogozin wrote MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. The launch of Russia’s Angara-A5 heavy rocket from the Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia will take place in December, the Russian state space corporation’s CEO Dmitry Rogozin wrote in a Twitter post. “Yes, December. The launch vehicle is ready,” he wrote in response to a question on whether

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Minimum wage increase to US$229 postponed until Dec 2021 – finance minister

The minimum wage is to rise to UAH 6,000 (US$211) from January 1, 2021.Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko says the increase in the minimum wage of Ukrainian citizens to UAH 6,500 (US$229), which was scheduled for July 1, 2021, is postponed until December 1, 2021. He made the comment during the Pravo na Vladu (“Right to Power”) talk show

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Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims in Ukraine on November 28

Hunger and terrible hopelessness, millions of victims and many despaired families. Ukraine honors memory of the victims of one of the greatest national catastrophes of the 20th century The scale of the tragedy of Holodomor has not yet been fully assessed: discussions on the number of victims continue, where researchers state millions. We must remember and remind ourselves of what

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RUSSIA VIOLATING CONVENTION ON CHILD RIGHTS BY MILITARISING CHILDREN IN CRIMEA

The Russian Federation is violating several articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by militarising Crimean children. According to the human rights defenders, Ukraine needs to react such violations without waiting for the de-occupation of Crimea, and protect Crimean Children from Russian military propaganda. During the press conference held in Kyiv on Wednesday, November 25, experts from

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“DNR” occupiers admit shortage of drugs in covid hospitals. Oxygen supply can be cut off by New Year

The provision of the so-called covid bases with drugsin the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast ranges from 15 to 35%. Alexander Oprishchenko, who calls himself “Acting Minister of Health of the DNR”, was forced to admit this fact, – the “official” website of the “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin reports. The shortage of medicines in the CADO hospitals became one of

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Lukashenko warned against handing over the Belarusian Constitution to an “unknown president”

It is necessary to introduce amendments to the Constitution of Belarus “beneficial for the country” so that the state “does not collapse later,” believes Alexander Lukashenko. He said this during a visit to the Minsk city hospital No. 6. “I am a supporter of the new Constitution. Not because you need some kind of democracy. It’s not about democracy. What worries me in this

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