Monthly Archives: August 2021

Roskomnadzor has blocked the websites of Open Media, MBH Media and Human Rights Protection in Russia.

On the evening of August 4, Roskomnadzor blocked the websites of two publications – Open Media and MBH Media, associated with Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In both cases, they were entered into the register of prohibited information by decision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. The agency referred to article 15.3 of the law “On information, information technology and information protection”:

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Why we are entering a new Great Game

As neoliberalism collapses, national elites around the world are reviving mythical visions of empire. BY PAUL MASON When megalomaniacs write history, there’s always a ‘tell’ – something that indicates their own sense of omniscient power, and history’s ultimate malleability to it. With Vladimir Putin’s essay on Ukraine, published on the Kremlin’s website on 12 July, the telling passage was: “When working on this

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Ukraine is ready to shelter the coach of the Belarusian handball team Yakovlev – Kuleb

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already contacted the athlete.Konstantin Yakovlev can settle in Ukraine / photo t.me/nashaniva The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is ready to provide assistance to the coach of the Belarusian handball team “Vityaz” Konstantin Yakovlev, who came to Ukraine due to persecution. This was announced by Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba on Twitter. “We have already contacted the coach

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Belarus dissident death in Ukraine fuels fears over Lukashenka death squads

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore The activist fled his native Belarus amid dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s brutal crackdown following the country’s disputed August 2020 presidential election. He settled in Ukraine and founded an organization to assist other persecuted Belarusian exiles. And this week, Vital Shyshou was discovered hanged in a park in Kyiv. The Ukrainian police have opened a murder investigation and

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Scythian-Russians, millennial Ukraine and Bandera-genius. 13 myths about the Ukrainian past, widespread in society

Kateryna Hnidkovska And also the Donbass donated by the Bolsheviks, the teacher of the Sorbonne Ivan Sirko, the “Congress of Kobzars” and the “Constitution” of Pylyp Orlyk. People who invent and launch historical myths do not always aim for something bad. Perhaps they even seek to help: to overcome the inferiority complex, to interest the citizens of Ukraine in the past

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Russian authorities of annexed Crimea to file five lawsuits against Kyiv

Besides, it is planned to open criminal proceedings against 12 citizens of Ukraine The Russian authorities of the annexed Crimea have filed five lawsuits against Kyiv for blockade of the peninsula as TASS reported citing Deputy Chairman of the State Council of Crimea Yefim Fiks. “We will file lawsuits to the judicial authorities as soon as they are ready, firstly

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OSCE Says Will Not Monitor Russian Duma Elections

International monitors said Wednesday they would not send observers to Russia for next month’s general election because of a limit on numbers imposed by Russian authorities. “We very much regret that our observation of the forthcoming elections in Russia will not be possible,” said Matteo Mecacci, director of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). “But the

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Putin’s press secretary’s daughter to secretly marry an influential Chechen in Italy

23-year-old daughter of the Russian Presidential spokesman, Elizaveta Peskova is getting married. Her husband, reportedly, will be an influential 33-year-old Chechen, Ruslan Golbazov. https://uawmedia.uawire.org/media/Default/_Profiles/e2c975c6/ea986bf8/PeskovaElizaveta.jpg?v=637448217990000000 The upcoming marriage has been reported by the Russian opposition publication Open Media, which is citing two sources who received an invitation to the event. According to Open Media, the wedding will take place in Italy on

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The chairman of the Kharkiv regional council was suspected of receiving a million bribe

The money was handed over to officials by the head of the regional utility company to remain in office.Tovmasyan’s deputy is already in custody / NABU photo The chairman of the Kharkiv regional council Artur Tovmasyan (elected from the “Servant of the People”) was informed about the suspicion of receiving an illegal benefit of UAH 1.05 million . This was reported  on the NABU

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Ukraine won the first gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo.This was done by the People’s Deputy

Jean Belenyuk defeated the Hungarian athlete in the final.Jean Beleniuk / Reuters Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler, Verkhovna Rada deputy Jean Beleniuk defeated Hungarian athlete Viktor Lorinets in the final of the Tokyo Olympics. This is the first gold of Ukraine at the Games in Tokyo! Belenyuk competes in the weight category up to 87 kg. It should be noted that on the

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UKROBORONPROM developed a new landing boat for the Navy of Ukraine

SE “Shipbuilding Research and Design Center”, which is a part of Ukroboronprom, has published data on a new landing boat project that can transport and land not only infantry, but also several units of heavy armored vehicles. Such a vessel, in contrast to the “closed” small boats such as BDSHK “Centaur-LK” or the  recently introduced aluminum “Pelican” with a relatively small size

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Russian Su-35 started firing “on the machine gun” and fell to the ground (video)

After takeoff, the aircraft was blocked from firing ammunition.Previously, the plane’s engine failed. / t.me/bmpd_cast A Su-35 fighter of the  23rd Aviation Regiment of the Russian Federation crashed in the Khabarovsk Territory due to an incorrectly set switch for shooting traps in the “Automatic” position. This was reported by the Russian edition of Izvestia . The incident occurred during training flights. Previously, the plane’s engine failed. The pilot

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Everything has changed. Who can come after Putin

Presidential elections in Russia have little to do with the actual electoral process. Everyone knows in advance who will be the winner of the race. But still there is one important nuance. In 2018, at the next re-election of Putin, a sparring partner was selected for him. The main rival of the permanent Russian president was then the communist Pavel Grudinin. Three years have

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President signs law on free consular services for vulnerable groups

04.08.2021 11:00 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed Law No. 1666-IX “On the Introduction of Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning the Provision of Privileges to Certain Categories of Citizens of Ukraine Applying for Consular Actions,” the presidential press service has reported. The document aims to exempt representatives of the most vulnerable segments of the population from paying consular

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US returns more than 17,000 unique relics to Iraq (photo)

Gilgamesh’s dream tablet, one of the world’s oldest works of art, has returned to the country.https://www.unian.ua/player/7RzOqBoaThe United States is returning 17,000 historical artifacts stolen during the war to Iraq Authorities in the United States and other countries have handed over more than 17,000 historical artifacts to Iraq that have been illegally removed from the country . This is stated in the story

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It became known how the man with a grenade got into the government building

In Kyiv, a man with a grenade threatens to blow up the Cabinet of Ministers.The area was surrounded by police / REUTERS A man who threatens to blow up the Cabinet of Ministers entered the building through a public reception. This is stated by Telegram “Kyiv Operative”. A previously published video on the Internet shows that the citizen showed a grenade, but

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Modus Trollerandi Part 2: Whataboutism

How Democracy is SWAMPED: Seven Cheap Tricks In a series of articles, EUvsDisinfo will demonstrate a few of the cheap tricks of the Rhetoric of Disinformation; how the producers of disinformation systematically derail an exchange of ideas – the core of democracy – through a set of handy devices. Kremlin trolls ensure public discourse gets bogged down in a quagmire

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10 facts you should know about russian military aggression against Ukraine

19 December 2019 Fact 1: Russia planned military aggression against Ukraine in advance. Victory of the revolution of dignity was only a convenient pretext Russia launched its well-planned armed aggression against Ukraine on 20 February 2014 with the military operation of its Armed Forces on seizing a part of the Ukrainian territory — Crimean peninsula. This date is not even denied by

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Newt Gingrich: Russia’s Leadership Is Still Trying to Revive the Soviet Union

20th June. 2021 By former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich After President Biden’s face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva this week, I couldn’t help but think of my trip to Russia in 1993. I was on a congressional delegation visiting Moscow when Boris Yeltsin was president and the West had great hopes for a more open, democratic Russia. I

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Boris condemns Lukashenko’s severe human rights violations in meeting with leader of Belarusian opposition

3 August 2021 Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the Belarus opposition leader for a bilateral meeting in 10 Downing Street. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the leader of the Belarusian opposition, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, in Downing Street today. He condemned the Lukashenko regime’s severe human rights violations and persecution of

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