Monthly Archives: May 2021

Russia admits its critical dependence on imports of strategic and rare earth metals

Russia imports more than a third of strategic metals and more than 60% of rare earth metals, with almost 100 percent dependency on imports of some of them, said the Russian parliamentary body of financial control, the Accounts Chamber, in the report “On the Effectiveness of Management of the State Sub-soil Resources Fund in 2018-2020”. According to the Russian Accounts Chamber, foreign

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Remember the worst RUSSIAN school toilets contest? We have two news: there are already winners, but their photos on the competition website are gone

In March, the manufacturer of household chemicals Domestos, part of the British company Unilever, announced another competition for the title of the worst Russian school toilet. Schools with the worst latrines that will win the poll on the competition website, Domestos promised free bathroom renovations and a year’s supply of detergents. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OrTtOODi9N4x52g3NwCW0z_UzKll8-X72yZh4Zs_rpSUxUlhD5gRbl01HcH-Iw6AUDZDrw=s85 The competition drew a flurry of applications – photos of toilets

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Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveaway

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011. Biden is on the second day of an official visit meeting top officials in the Russian capital. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS) (Reuters)

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Ukraine to receive updated package of Partnership Goals with NATO

Ukraine will be the first among NATO partner countries to receive an updated package of the Ukraine-NATO Partnership Goals, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said. On May 28, 2021, a meeting of the Partnerships and Cooperative Security Committee (PCSC) took place in the format of the Planning and Assessment of Ukraine’s Forces Process. The meeting was held in a combined

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Russia has not been deterred

Opinion by the editorial board : 29 May. 2021 RUSSIA IS not stopping. This is the only conclusion to draw from news that hackers linked to the country’s main intelligence service compromised an email system used by the U.S. Agency for International Development within the State Department. The attack targeted the computer networks of human rights groups and other organizations critical of President Vladimir

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Occupiers shot down helicopter over Slovyansk, killing General Kulchytsky, seven years ago

29.05.2021 14:52 Seven years ago, a helicopter was shot down over Slovyansk, Donetsk region, killing 11 members of the special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and National Guard and Major General Serhiy Kulchytsky. “Seven years ago, Major General Serhiy Kulchytsky, the godfather of the first volunteer battalion of the National Guard, was killed together with 11 police officers

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Thousands of Belarusians have moved to Ukraine since start of protests in Belarus

29.05.2021 13:50 Thousands of Belarusians have moved to Ukraine since the protests in Belarus began. These are mostly young people who most often go to big cities: Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, and Odesa. “I can say that we have cities that Belarusians love. These are mostly young people, they move to Lviv, Kharkiv, Kyiv, a small part goes to

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For the first time, Kyiv became one of the hundred best cities in the world

For the first time in history, the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, became one of the top 100 best cities in the world. This is evidenced by data on the site  bestcities.org .  Transmitted by the  National Industrial Portal  with reference to Korrespondent.net . If last year Kyiv was in 139th place, then it has risen significantly and occupies the 87th position.  During the year, Kyiv climbed 52

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“Meanness” and “trampling on the foundations of democracy.” The head of “Belavia” – on the restrictions of European countries on the airline’s flights

The flight restrictions that European countries have imposed on the Belarusian state-owned airline Belavia after the Ryanair plane landed in Minsk are “meanness” and “a complete violation of the foundations of democracy.” The general director of “Belavia” Igor Cherginets wrote about this on Facebook. The clearly planned actions of the governments to close not only their countries for the landing of our aircraft,

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Putin’s Eco-Hypocrisy: Liar By Nature | WTF

May 28. 2021 Russia encompasses one-eighth of the earth’s land including the largest living forest on the planet, so the effects of environmental problems in Russia have global consequences. However Vladimir Putin and his government pursue a highly hypocritical environmental policy. Eco-activists in Russia are attacked, beaten, declared “foreign agents”, imprisoned and even killed while ecological disasters are being covered

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Belarus puts forward condition for restoring free trade regime with Ukraine

Belarus is ready to restore the free trade regime with Ukraine if Kyiv reconsiders measures imposed on Belarusian goods. “We are ready to completely repeal all our decisions, we are ready to restore the free trade regime in full, but only when Ukraine reconsiders the measures imposed on the products of the Belarusian side which were de facto aimed at

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Moscow moves from justifying GULAG to glorifying it

Edited by: A. N. Now that Russian officials are proposing to use prison labor for economic projects, a Novosti journalist has countered charges that this constitutes the restoration of Stalin’s GULAG by arguing that many of the camps at that time had far better living conditions than many now assume. Indeed, Viktoriya Nikiforova says, Russians should not accept the widespread myths about Stalin’s camps that

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US to suspend air services agreement with Belarus and renew sanctions against Belarusian state-owned enterprises

The White House announced sanctions against Belarus over the emergency landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk and the detention of Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. Here are the main measures taken by the United States: Appeal for American citizens not to travel to Belarus; A recommendation for American carriers to exercise “extreme caution” when flying over Belarus; Suspension of the air

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Lukashenko and Putin held talks in Sochi (the third since the beginning of the year). They lasted more than five hours

A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ended in Sochi. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov. Negotiations between Lukashenka and Putin lasted 5 hours and 15 minutes, the Pool Pervy telegram channel , connected with Lukashenka’s press service , reported . The results of the negotiations will become known on May 29, writes the BBC Russian

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Office says Zelensky to bring up “difficult issues” when he meets with Putin

23:45, 28.05.21 Such summit should take place in a third, neutral country, the adviser to the President’s Office chief says. The President’s Office intends to include “difficult issues” in the agenda of the summit of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. That’s according to Mykhailo Podolyak, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, who spoke

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Biden to speak with Zelensky before meeting with Putin – Foreign Ministry

21:45, 28.05.21 – UNIAN The Ukrainian diplomacy is convinced that the U.S. will go for no compromises with Russia on Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is preparing negotiations between the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden. The two leaders will talk ahead of the summit of the U.S. President and his

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