Monthly Archives: July 2021

More than 300 tons of concrete and 60 tons of steel: a pier is being reconstructed at a record pace in Mariupol yacht club

In Mariupol, active work is underway to reconstruct the western part of the pier. Employees of the Metinvest-Promservice repair company reinforced the load-bearing structures and laid concrete at a record pace. The progress of work was inspected today by the mayor of Mariupol Vadim Boychenko and representatives of the municipality. The mayor noted that the workers have already used more than

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The Seabreeze Military Exercises Are Stoking Tensions in the Black Sea

The Kremlin has vigorously condemned this year’s installment of Seabreeze as provocative muscle-flexing. by Mark Episkopos As the US-Ukrainian Seabreeze exercises enter their final stages, Russia’s military is staying on high alert. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that Tu-22M3 bombers performed a “scheduled flight in the airspace over the neutral waters of the Black Sea.” The Defense Ministry’s statement

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Financial literacy will be taught in Russian schools from grades 1 to 9

The Central Bank of Russia announced that compulsory teaching of financial literacy from the first to the ninth grades was added to the new state educational standards developed with its participation. In elementary school, according to the message of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, elements of financial literacy will appear in lessons such as “Mathematics” and “The World

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Kyiv authorities agree to dismantle monument to friendship with Moscow

The Kyiv City Council decided to take down a memorial honoring friendship between Kyiv and Moscow.  The monument was inaugurated in 2001. Ukraine has been at war with Russia since 2014, when the Kremlin ordered the illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of Donbas, which has killed close to 14,000 people in Ukraine. Representatives of all factions, except the pro-Kremlin

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EU Invites Russia to Discuss Mutual Vaccine Certificate Recognition – TASS

The European Union has approached Russia for talks on recognizing each other’s coronavirus vaccination certificates, EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer said Thursday.  The EU launched its own digital vaccination certificate on July 1, allowing vaccinated EU citizens to travel freely within the 27-member bloc. As the certificate only recognizes vaccines authorized by the EU, those vaccinated with Russian-made jabs

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Russian aggression against Ukraine: UK response to OSCE

Ambassador Neil Bush responds to Ambassadors Çevik and Grau and discusses OSCE’s efforts in response to Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. Thank you Madam Chairperson. Ambassador Çevik, Ambassador Grau we are grateful for your reports today and all your efforts towards a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict. The UK still has significant concerns about the heightened tensions caused

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Judicial reform stalled again: Zelensky vetoed a law resuming the work of the VKKS

The President returned the law on the re-launch of the HCCJ to parliament with his proposals.Zelensky made his amendments to the voted bill / photo UNIAN President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has vetoed a law on resuming the work of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges . This was reported by the official website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine . The proposals to

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The Lasertag system was purchased for the units of the Operational Command “North”

A complete set of the domestic Lasertag system was purchased to train the personnel of the military units of the Operational Command “North”. Transmits the  National Industrial Portal  with reference to the  UMP . A complete set of equipment that allows to provide two platoons – personal kits for servicemen, armored vehicles, simulators of explosive devices, artillery guns – cost almost 20 million hryvnias. The

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Belarus Raids Independent News Sites in Media Crackdown

Belarus authorities on Thursday blocked another independent news organization, Nasha Niva, and dispatched police to its editorial offices, clamping down further on media not yet under tight state control. Authorities in the ex-Soviet country, which is in the throes of a months-long crackdown on dissent, said it had barred access to Nasha Niva over accusations it had published illegal content. 

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Rosstat data have become inconvenient for the Kremlin and the government. They decided to make sure that no one noticed them “Project” told how Rosstat manipulates figures at the request of Moscow and the regions

In 2019, a study by Rosstat on the living standards of Russians attracted great attention . It said, in particular, that 53% of Russian families cannot pay unexpected expenses for repairs or medicine, 35% – to buy shoes for the season for each family member, 21% – to eat fruit at any time of the year. The Kremlin, represented by the president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said that

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Taliban delegation arrives in Moscow

A delegation of the political office of the Taliban movement, officially recognized as a terrorist organization, whose activities are prohibited in Russia, is visiting Moscow. An informed source told Interfax about this , without specifying the purpose and program of the delegation’s visit. Representatives of the Taliban arrived in Moscow against the backdrop of an offensive by their forces against government forces in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan,

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The Russian military plane interrupted the briefing of the leaders of Lithuania and Spain

Spanish fighters rushed into the sky.Sanchez and Nausedi’s briefing was interrupted by a Russian plane / photo by REUTERS The press conference of the Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez  and the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda was interrupted by a Russian military plane. Spanish fighters were urgently lifted into the air. This was reported by US News . The briefing of the politicians took

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Russian Court Bans ‘Happy Tree Friends,’ Anime Films

A Russian court has banned the distribution of adult cartoon “Happy Tree Friends” and several other animated films within the country, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday.  Court-appointed experts determined that “Happy Tree Friends,” which is about three cartoon forest animals that die in graphically violent ways every episode, “contains elements of cruelty” and “is designed in a

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Lukashenka vs. Europe

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore The autocratic regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka is intensifying its ongoing cold war against Europe. Over the course of the past week, the Belarus dictator threatened to disrupt international supply chains between Europe and Asia, called for the closure of the international border with Ukraine, and announced provocative military exercises near the Belarusian frontier with EU and

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In the Russian polyclinic forged certificates of vaccination and poured a vaccine in a toilet bowl

The administrator of the clinic demanded from one and a half to three and a half thousand rubles for a fake certificate.Russians were issued fake vaccination certificates / photos ua. depositphotos.com In Russia, a senior administrator of one of the clinics in Kaliningrad, who is suspected of making fake documents about vaccination against COVID-19, was detained . According to the website of the Ministry

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