Monthly Archives: May 2021

Russia Warns West Against Arctic Encroachment Ahead of Talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday warned Western countries against staking claims in the Arctic, as global warming makes the region more accessible and a site of global competition. Lavrov’s comments came ahead of a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council that comprises Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland on Wednesday and Thursday in

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OSCE spots 17 Russian tanks near Myrne in occupied Luhansk region

17.05.2021 14:56 The Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) announces an increase in the number of gross violations by the armed formations of the Russian Federation in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area, in particular, 17 Russian tanks in a training area near Myrne in Luhansk region. According to a report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission

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Shovels Fly at Siberia’s Annual Speed Grave-Digging Contest

Siberia’s hardiest diggers put their shovels to work Friday — by testing their grave-digging prowess at a crematorium in Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk. The morbid competition, held every year, says its aim is to raise the prestige of the profession, improve grave-diggers’ work performance and attract younger generations to careers in the funeral industry, the state-run TASS news agency reported. The

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Kremlin comments on idea to swap MP Medvedchuk for Ukrainians held by Russia

Peskov called the offer “Ukraine’s internal political cuisine.”Photo from UNIAN The Kremlin says it is not seriously considering the idea of swapping Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP with the Opposition Platform – For Life Party who is being suspected of high treason, for Ukrainian citizens held in Russian prisons. That’s according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, an

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Zelensky: Ukraine government services to go “paperless” from Aug 24

According to Zelensky, the Ukrainian government will do everything so that “paperless state” exists in reality, not on paper.Facebook/ForumUkraine30 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the country will enter the “paperless” mode on August 24, 2021, drastically curbing bureaucracy. He announced this during the Diia Summit 2.0 within the all-Ukrainian forum “Ukraine 30. Digitization” in the city of Kyiv, an UNIAN

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Germany greenlights work on Nord Stream 2 in its waters – media

In early May, Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) filed a lawsuit against the construction in Germany’s exclusive economic zone.gazprom.ru Work to complete the subsea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can go ahead in German waters. That was reported by Germany’s federal maritime regulator BSH on Monday, as reported by Reuters. It is noted that two environmental groups in January

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Russia Seeks to Outlaw Navalny Movement

By Anna Smolchenko for AFP A Russian court is set to hear an “extremism” case against the political network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday as Moscow seeks to outlaw the opposition to President Vladimir Putin. The closed court hearing is part of a sweeping crackdown on Putin’s most prominent critic and his supporters after Navalny barely survived

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Gun-Toting Russian Schoolkids Sing ‘God Is With Us’ in Military March

Young Russian schoolchildren were filmed holding mock weapons and marching in military formation at an event marking Soviet victory in World War II last Friday. Footage shared by the MBKh Media news website showed the children singing “We are Russians, God is with us” while marching around the schoolyard holding the weapons resembling Soviet submachine guns with drum magazines. The

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About 80 Ukrainian citizens want to evacuate from Gaza Strip – source

In connection with the aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, about 80 Ukrainian citizens expressed a desire to be evacuated from the Gaza Strip, the Ukrainians were asked to form a list and send them to diplomatic missions for further processing, a source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine. According to the source, the development of events

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The Czech President said the reason for the explosions in Vrbetica was an attempt to hide the shortage. The prime minister replied that only Russia is under suspicion

The reason for the explosions at ammunition depots in the Czech village of Vrbetice in 2014, in which the Russian special services are suspected, could have been an attempt to hide the shortage. This was stated by Czech President Milos Zeman in an interview with Frekvence 1 radio station . According to him, this version was voiced to him by the head of the Czech Ministry of

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Putin’s regime may collapse unexpectedly, same as Soviet Union – Crimean Tatar Leader

Crimea will return under Ukrainian control as soon as the totalitarian regime collapses in the Russian Federation, and it may happen at any moment, Leader of Crimean Tatars and Member of Ukrainian Parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev believes. “When will Crimea return to Ukraine? Totalitarian regimes collapse completely unexpectedly. It was the same with the Soviet Union too. Until recently, they thought

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Ukraine handed over to the USA the list for receiving the military help, – Kuleba

The Ukrainian side has no doubt that it will receive a certain number of positions from this list.  Photo: mfa.gov.ua Ukraine has provided the United States with a list of the Armed Forces’ most urgent needs and is counting on assistance. This was stated in an interview with Deutsche Welle by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. “We have provided the United States with a list of the

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Donbas on verge of environmental disaster over toxic groundwaters in abandoned mines

The Ukrainian government has lost control of dozens of coal mines in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regionsSnapshot from video During the Soviet era, the Donbas – short for Donetsk Basin – was a crucially important hub for heavy industry. Tens of thousands of people worked in the more than 200 coal mines that operated across the region. The mines,

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MEP: U.S. is not interested in peace in Ukraine, it is not profitable for them

According to Maximilian Krah, the Americans need a kind of limited, but eternal war The United States of America is not interested in peace in Ukraine, since it is not beneficial to them. This opinion was expressed by MEP Maximilian Krah on the air of the Pershiy Nezalezhniy TV channel. “When Biden took over, got in office, he said, America

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Kuleba skeptical about Russia’s “withdrawal” of troops from Ukraine borders

The minister stressed that Ukraine must not let its guard down.REUTERS Ukraine is seeing no major pullback of Russian troops from the areas bordering the country, says Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. The minister made the statement in an interview with DW, answering a journalist’s question about de-escalation along Ukraine borders. “Firstly, we are not seeing the withdrawal of Russian troops, which would

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SuperJob: 20% of Russians are ready to get vaccinated in order to travel abroad, 42% do not want to be vaccinated under any circumstances

20% of participants in a survey conducted by job search service SuperJob said they are ready to get vaccinated against coronavirus if this becomes the only way to travel abroad. Another 18% of survey participants plan to get vaccinated anyway. 42% of respondents are not going to get vaccinated under any circumstances. 20% found it difficult to answer. Men were more likely than women

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End to unfounded raids

Photo from UNIAN In another important step this week, the government founded the Bureau of Economic Security, a new central executive body set to deal with crimes in the economic sphere. “This is one of the final steps towards eliminating the tax police. This is the end of the era of coercive pressure on businesses. This is the ultimate end

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Red telephone booths were installed in the Novosibirsk colony. So that prisoners can communicate in the “atmosphere of London”

Photo from Colony number IK-8 A piece of London has appeared in the Novosibirsk correctional colony number 8 (IK-8): the famous red booths with the inscription “Telephone” were installed in the premises for telephone calls. The walls were decorated with the image of a clock on the tower of Westminster Palace, that is, “Big Ben”. All of this is needed to

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EU Member states accused of having too close ties with Moscow

Exiled former Yukos boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky says Kremlin has infiltrated top echelons of European governments and ‘probably’ has a source close to Angela Merkel. By Martin Banks  Martin Banks is a senior reporter at the Parliament Magazine 11 May 2021 Russian philanthropist Mikhail Khodorkovsky has accused some politicians in many Member States of having too close ties with the Kremlin. He

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Russia is a terrorist state. Let’s stop pretending it isn’t.

By Alexandra Chyczij. Published on May 12, 2021 ‘Russia has proven, time and again, that it’s willing to flout international law, invade neighbouring states, target civilian aircraft, and use chemical and radioactive weapons, endangering the lives of hundreds of people.’ On Nov. 22, 2006, a man died an agonizing death three weeks after drinking tea in a London hotel.  On

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‘A witch hunt doomed to failure’: Former Russian President Medvedev slams Ukrainian court case against leading opposition figures

Warning! Article contains krokodil induced verbal diarrhea. By Jonny Tickle Ukrainian prosecutions against opposition political figures Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak are a witch-hunt and will lead to the degradation of the country’s power system, according to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. In a statement on the website of the ruling United Russia party, Medvedev shared his opinion that the

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UN Secretary General’s visit to Moscow: a breakthrough or a failure for the Kremlin?

Does Moscow have the right, under the auspices of authoritative international organizations, to speak out in support of international peace and security? UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres paid a several-day visit to Moscow. According to Russian media, the visit took place at the invitation of the Russian government. It is obvious that against the background of numerous scandals and aggravation of the

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