Monthly Archives: May 2021

During an exercise near Murmansk, two officers of the Russian Guard were killed while landing from a helicopter to a ship

In the Murmansk region, two officers of the Russian Guard were killed during an exercise. This is reported by RBC with reference to the regional department of the department.  Officially, the reasons for the death of employees are not named. The Rosgvardia reported that the department is conducting an inspection and promised to provide the necessary assistance to the relatives of the

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Sergei Shoigu: serial production of combat robots with artificial intelligence began in Russia

In Russia, the serial production of combat robots with artificial intelligence, which can fight independently, has begun. This was stated by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the New Knowledge forum.  There were no longer just experimental samples, but robots that can really be shown in science fiction films when he is able to fight on his own.  According to the

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Zelensky extends sanctions against Donbas terrorists, Russia propaganda TV channels

The list includes persons involved in the occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea and the war in Donbas.President Zelensky has extended sanctions for Russian aggression / president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has enacted a decision taken by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to extend the term of sanctions against 674 individuals and 138 legal entities associated with the aggression

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In Belarus, law enforcement officers broke into the Belsat studio in Minsk, there are detainees

There is currently no exact information on the number of detainees. Belarusian law enforcement officers broke into the Minsk studio of Belsat TV channel, and technical staff of the studio were detained. According to the broadcaster, TV presenter Gleb Lobadzenko was also detained, but he was later released by police. Lobadzenko does not currently have exact information on how many editorial staff members

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Lukashenko urges Putin to save Belarusian ruble

The threat of a full-fledged currency crisis in Belarus forces the self-proclaimed President, Alexander Lukashenko, to make concessions on the key direction of integration with Russia, in which he has been holding defense for years. This is the ability to control and print his own national currency. After the imposition of US sanctions, which cut off the Belarusian economy from

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“The percentage of vaccinated people in Moscow is less than in any European city.” Sergei Sobyanin – on the pace of vaccination against COVID-19

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin believes that the rate of vaccination against the new coronavirus infection in the city is unsatisfactory. “Moscow is the first large city in the world to announce that we are starting mass vaccination. So what? The percentage of vaccinated people in Moscow is less than in any European city, and for some by several times, ”Sobyanin said at

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State Duma deputies proposed to force foreign IT companies to open Russian branches. And for refusal – to block

A bill has been submitted to the State Duma obliging large foreign IT companies to open full-fledged representative offices in Russia. State Duma deputy Alexander Khinshtein told Interfax about this. At the time of this writing, there was no information on the bill in  the State Duma database . According to the initiative, Russian branches will have to open foreign companies with a daily audience in the Russian

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This Russian Teacher and Feminist Activist Is a ‘Foreign Media Agent’

“I look in the mirror and see a tired, aging legal entity.” Like many Russians, Darya Apakhonchich is an enthusiastic Facebook user. Her wall is filled with posts about her young children, her work as a language teacher and topics she worries about.  But everything Apakhonchich posts includes a prominent disclaimer in Russian: “THIS MESSAGE (MATERIAL) WAS CREATED AND (OR) DISTRIBUTED BY

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Russian Water Treatment Plant Poisoning Kills at Least 10 Workers

At least 10 people have died from methane poisoning while carrying out work at a water treatment plant in southern Russia, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday. TASS quoted an emergency services source in the city of Taganrog 1,000 kilometers south of Moscow as saying they were still searching for workers who may be trapped in the facility. Accidents during water and

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Rada urges U.S. Congress to impose sanctions against all participants in Nord Stream 2 construction, incl. Nord Stream AG – appeal

The Verkhovna Rada calls on the U.S. Congress to impose sanctions against all participants in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Some 292 MPs voted for the corresponding appeal to the U.S. Congress (draft resolution No. 5520) at a plenary session on Friday. “The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine calls on the House of Representatives and the Senate

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Medvedchuk in court: I reject accusations of being pro-Russian

MP of Ukraine from the Opposition Platform – For Life faction Viktor Medvedchuk reiterates the political underpinnings of the suspicions put forward against him, and asks Kyiv’s Court of Appeal to overturn the measure of restraint in the form of round-the-clock house arrest applied by Pechersky District Court. “I fully support the complaints of attorneys […] I am opposed to

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Fortunes of UK online billionaires soar by a FIFTH during lockdown: Sunday Times Rich List reveals record 171 billionaires in Britain despite lockdown as Sir Leonard Blavatnik comes out top with £23bn wealth

Warner Music’s Sir Leonard Blavatnik topped the Rich List with a £23bn fortune UK billionaires saw their fortunes soar from £106.5billion to £597.2billion in 2021 Losses noted for Philip Green, Duke of Westminster and Andrew Lloyd Webber A record 171 billionaires in the UK saw their fortunes soar by more than a fifth as they shook off the financial toll of

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Iran’s downing of Ukraine jet ‘act of terrorism’ rules Canadian court

New ruling paves the way for compensation for families of victims A Canadian court has ruled Iran’s shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in January 2020 a deliberate “act of terrorism” paving the way for compensation. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on 8 January 2020, shortly after it had taken off from Tehran’s

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Yevgeny Prigozhin compared media journalists – “foreign agents” with enemies of the people and recalled that they were shot in the USSR. The Kremlin said that this point of view “has a place to be”

Meduza : Pro-Kremlin businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, in a commentary to Meduza, called journalists from publications recognized as “foreign agents” enemies of the people. He told our journalist Lilia Yapparova  literally following: “In Soviet times, there were enemies of the people. They were shot. You belong to a similar category. ” Does the Kremlin agree with this statement? Are such comparisons generally valid? Dmitry Peskov : Of course, we do not want

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