Monthly Archives: June 2021

G7 leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, call on Russia to withdraw troops

G7 leaders have called on Russia to remove Russian forces from Ukraine’s eastern border and occupied Crimea, according to a joint statement following the G7 summit in Britain. “” We reaffirm our support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We call on Russia to reduce tensions and act in accordance with its international obligations, and to withdraw Russian

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Opinion: Russia’s FSB poisoned another Putin critic. It’s chilling.

Opinion by the Editorial Board. June 11, 2021 DMITRY BYKOV is a prodigious polymath of Russian letters and journalism. He has written prize-winning biographies and was part of a team that created “Citizen Poet,” a hit series online and on television offering biting political satire. For a decade, he has been a leading voice in opposition to Russian President Vladimir

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Pending meeting with Biden, Putin wants “direct dialogue” with U.S.

The Geneva summit is scheduled for June 16. Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced his expectations for a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva next week. This has been reported by the Russian news agency RBC. Putin hopes that the Russian Federation and the United States will resume “personal contacts” and “direct dialogue.” He also expects to “create

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How the budgets for the development of medicine are mastered in Russia. And why does it all end with arrests and not new drugs?

Back in the late 2000s, before the sanctions and the policy of import substitution that followed, Russia began to develop a state program for the development of the medical industry, called Pharma-2020. Its goals are to create its own medicines, the share of which on the domestic market should be at least 50%, as well as to transfer successful Western pharmaceutical

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The DPRK authorities have declared war on South Korean music and films. Listening to K-pop now faces 15 years in labor camps

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called K-pop a “malignant tumor”, and the country has tightened penalties for watching films and listening to music from South Korea. Choi Sang-hoon, chief of the South Korean bureau of The New York Times (NYT), wrote about this . Choi Sang-hoon notes that North Korean propaganda over the years has focused on the hardships of life in South Korea. But that image

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Holland vs Ukraine, tonight 9pm CET

   Ukraine are set to kick off their first Euro 2020 match with a clash against Holland at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam tonight at 9pm CET. Ukraine have a strong and determined team, willing to nail down Holland tonight. I wish them and our Danish team luck and fun during this tournament. BTW, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen is out

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Tory MP compares footballers ‘taking the knee’ to Nazi salutes

Noa Hoffman June 7. 2021 A Conservative MP has compared English footballers ‘taking the knee’ in support of Black Lives Matter to players saluting Hitler during a 1938 match in Nazi Germany.  The comments come after England manager Gareth Southgate insisted players will be permitted to take the knee throughout the Euros, despite disapproval from some politicians and members of

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