Monthly Archives: April 2021

Purported phone call between Medvedchuk, Surkov leaked (Transcript)

The two allegedly discussed a range of Donbas-related issues, including TCG negotiations where Ukraine was outraged over being pushed to hold talks with Russian proxies.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Stumkovsky What’s believed to be a recording of a phone call held in 2014 between Vladimir Putin’s political operative in Ukraine Viktor Medvedchuk and Vladislav Surkov, Putin’s aide in Russia, has been leaked

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Rosstat reported a decline in real incomes of Russians by 3.6%. This is a report that was supposed to be published on the eve of Putin’s message.

Real disposable cash income of the Russian population fell by 3.6% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020. Such data are presented in the new monthly report of Rosstat on the socio-economic situation in the country. As noted, the first quarter of 2020 was not affected by the coronavirus crisis. In this regard, in future reports, Rosstat

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The European Parliament demanded to disconnect Russia from SWIFT and refuse to import Russian oil and gas in the event of an invasion of Ukraine

The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for a reconsideration of relations with Moscow if the aggravation of the conflict on the border between Russia and Ukraine leads to a direct invasion of the Russian army into Ukrainian territory. In this case, the resolution emphasizes, the European Union must immediately stop the import of Russian oil and gas, freeze the

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MP Lovochkin Demands that Government Restores Privileges and Allowances to Chornobyl Veterans

   Ukrainian citizens who participated in the liquidation of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant catastrophe and suffered from its outcomes regularly address the national authorities regarding poor social protection and no access to healthcare of adequate quality in adequate amounts. Opposition platform – For life MP Serhiy Lovochkin therefore addressed Ukraine’s PM Denys Shmyhal with an inquiry demanding urgent measures

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Kuznya on Rybalsky may stop work due to authorities, thousands of people will lose jobs – statement

Due to “systemic illegal actions of the authorities,” PrJSC Kuznya on Rybalsky plant may stop operations, which will lead to the loss of thousands of jobs and undermine the defense capability of Ukraine, according to an official statement posted on the company’s website. It notes that the staff and management of the plant regard the actions of the State Bureau

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Kremlin: time of Biden-Putin meeting impossible to set due to Washington’s hostile actions

The decision to hold a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the United States Joe Biden is impacted by hostile steps from the American side, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as quoted by Interfax. “We do not understand the situation, we see that in words there is a proposal to talk about cooperation in all areas that are of

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The Confessions of Vladimir Putin

The pandemic, the opposition, the oligarchy Timothy Snyder President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address last week in Moscow.  Most of it was boring, and the remainder was selfish.  Lengthy platitudes and indignant expostulations are the natural modes of expression for the leader of an aging regime.  But the address deserves more analysis to than it has received.  Attention

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“DNR” occupiers “legalize” seizure of apartments of internally displaced persons

Real estate, located in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, can now be not just “seized”, but “recognized as ownerless” and “transferred to the municipal ownership” of the “DNR” occupiers. The corresponding document was posted on the website of the “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin. We are talking about the “decree” of April 28, which approved the so-called “Standard procedure for

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Navalny’s headquarters are closed. The politician himself was prosecuted for the creation of a movement that harms the health of citizens According to this article, “God Kuzya” and the leader of the “Church of the Last Testament” were accused

A new criminal case was opened against the politician Alexei Navalny . He was instituted back in February, but it became known about him only now. The case involves not only Navalny, but also his associates Ivan Zhdanov and Leonid Volkov, who are abroad. The case is being investigated under  Part 1 of Article 239 of the Criminal Code (the creation of a religious or public association, the activities of

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Sudan suspends construction of Russian Naval base

The Sudanese authorities have suspended an agreement with Russia to establish a naval base in the Red Sea, reports TASS with reference to Al Arabia news channel. In addition, Sudan suspends “any new deployment of the Russian military” to any of Sudan’s gulfs. According to the Russian news website Avia.pro, Sudan revised its military-technical cooperation agreement with Russia after a group of U.S. military recently

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U.S. reaffirms readiness to join Crimean Platform initiative

29.04.2021 09:21 The United States welcomes and supports Ukraine’s Crimean Platform peace initiative and is ready to join it so as to achieve the ultimate goal of ending Russia’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula, according to a State Department spokesperson. “The United States welcomes Ukraine’s new initiative, the Crimea Platform, and looks forward to continuing to work with Ukraine and

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The Spirit of Chernobyl: Lie, Deny, Falsify

The Kremlin’s first reaction to the Chernobyl disaster, 35 years ago this week, was to lie about it. For several days, Soviet authorities attempted to convince its own people and the world that everything was fine; keep preparing for the May Day celebrations. The consequences were devastating. But the knee-jerk instinct to lie is still omnipresent in some Russian state

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Prisoners from Sakharovo will demand compensation from the Ministry of Internal Affairs for torture conditions in a special detention center

On April 29, a class action lawsuit against the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation will be filed with the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow demanding compensation for the torture conditions in a detention center in the village of Sakharovo, Kommersant writes. The plaintiffs are 20 people who were detained at the winter rallies in support of Alexei Navalny,

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