Monthly Archives: December 2020

“I became even more angry with all our enemies” FBK employee Ruslan Shaveddinov returned after a year in the army: he served on Novaya Zemlya in conditions that were worse than prison conditions. We talked to him

On December 23, 2019, the apartment of Ruslan Shaveddinov, an employee of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, was searched. The activist himself was actually kidnapped – taken away for interrogation, and then forcibly sent to military service. Shaveddinov spent a whole year on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean – during the service, he said that he was forbidden to use the

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Ukraine vows to prevent construction of water desalination plant in Crimea

Ukraine will prevent the implementation of the project on desalination of water in Crimea, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel Ukraine 24. “The illegal occupation authorities in Crimea stated that they are attracting a large international company to introduce desalination technologies. We started the work immediately and will definitely find it [this company], and we will

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EU court annuls 2019 acts designating Azarov as subject to sanctions – media

Azarov was delisted in March 2020. Mykola Azarov is no longer on the sanctions list / Photo from pravda.com.ua The European Union’s General Court (Fifth Chamber) on December 16, 2020, delivered its T-286/19 judgement on former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, having annulled the 2019 acts designating him as subject to EU sanctions. This was reported by the Ukrainian media outlet ZN.ua,

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Died Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Oleg Kravchenko. He was supposed to become the first Belarusian ambassador to the United States in 12 years, but he never managed to leave for Washington.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Oleg Kravchenko, who was appointed Ambassador to the United States in July, died at the age of 49, reports Tut.by, citing the press service of the Foreign Ministry. The causes of Kravchenko’s death were not specified. Kravchenko in July 2020 was appointed to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the United States. He

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Russia ranks third in the world by number of CCTV cameras

There are 93 cameras per 1,000 people in Russia, according to a study© Nikolai Moshkov/TASS, archive MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Russia is ranked third in the world after China and the United States by the number of video surveillance cameras installed. According to the study by the TelecomDaily information analytical agency, there are 93 cameras per 1,000 people in Russia. Currently,

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Sberbank: the number of Russians who have had coronavirus is six times higher than the official one. 165 thousand people are infected daily

The real number of residents of Russia who have become ill with covid since the beginning of the pandemic may exceed official statistics by six times. This is the conclusion reached by Sberindex analysts.  Modeling data show that the real level of infection is 5-6 times higher than the official statistics due to cases of mild and asymptomatic disease. In the absence

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“We don’t read medical publications.” Peskov – about an article in The Lancet about the poisoning of Navalny

The Kremlin did not read the article in The Lancet, in which the doctors of the Berlin clinic “Charite” told how the politician Alexei Navalny was treated for poisoning by “Novichok”. “We do not read medical publications,” Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian President, told reporters. According to Peskov, despite the article in the magazine, information about Navalny’s poisoning

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Historian Yaroslav Hrytsak: “Ukraine is in a state of permanent revolution”

Photo: Andriy Dubchak. Radio Svoboda.org (RFE/RL)  2020/12/20 – 12:02 • UKRAINE Article by: Sevgil Musayeva, Mykhailo KryhelSource: Abridged from Ukrayinska PravdaTranslated by: Christine Chraibi Ukrainian historian Yaroslav Hrytsak speaks about Zelenskyy’s electoral revolution, the link between today’s corruption schemes in Ukraine and Soviet-era violence, why history cannot be portrayed in such simplistic terms as “victory” and “betrayal”, why Ukraine is dragging its feet

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Russia Opens Criminal Probe Into Navalny Ally Over ‘Threat’

Russian authorities on Friday opened a criminal probe into an ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny after raiding her flat, alleging she threatened a man Navalny claimed took part in his poisoning. Ivan Zhdanov, head of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund, said investigators launched a probe into Lyubov Sobol for trespassing “with the use of violence or a threat to use it”

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