Monthly Archives: October 2021

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s Telegram channel was recognized as “extremist” in Belarus. She has over 100 thousand subscribers

The telegram channel of the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was declared “extremist”. This was reported by the GUBOP telegram channel, which is considered the unofficial channel of the  GUBOPiK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs . The decision to recognize Tikhanovskaya’s channel as “extremist” was made by the court of the Tsentralny district of Minsk based on the materials of

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The NSDC has put an end to the issue of opening stores of the Russian network

The Russian discounter Svetofor intended to open 40 stores throughout Ukraine by the end of the year.Russian discounter “Svetofor” was banned from working in Ukraine / photo facebook.com/mereukraine/photos The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine has banned the Russian chain of discounters “Traffic Light” from working in Ukraine. As a UNIAN correspondent reports, NSDC Secretary Aleksey Danilov said this

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NSDC approved the first Defense Plan in the history of modern Ukraine

Alexey Danilov noted that they had been working on the document for almost two years.The NSDC approved the Defense Plan of Ukraine / photo president.gov.ua The National Security and Defense Council approved the Defense Plan of Ukraine. As a UNIAN correspondent reports, NSDC Secretary Aleksey Danilov said this at a briefing after today’s meeting of the Security Council. “For the

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy posthumously awarded the Mariupol volunteer who died in the Ilovaisky cauldron

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Mariupol congratulated Ukrainian military personnel on the Day of Defenders and Defenders of Ukraine and presented state awards. This was reported on the president’s website .  “Now I am here, in the east of Ukraine, in the city of Mariupol. In its history, as in the history of many cities of our Ukrainian Donbass, there are at least three very important dates:

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Ukroboronprom has published a list of Russian goods that need to be replaced by domestic and Western counterparts

Ukroboronprom has  published a  list of Russian- made components of military equipment subject to import substitution, which currently consists of more than 3,000 items. “As of 2014, the dependence of the concern’s enterprises on Russian-made components amounted to more than 12,000 nomenclatures of various types of products,” said Roman Avramov, Procurement Director of Ukroboronprom. “However, during 2014-2019, due to the active involvement of the Concern’s

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Gazprom reduced gas transit through Ukraine three times this year – GTSOU

15.10.2021 14:55 Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom reduced natural gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transmission system three times this year, according to Sergiy Makogon, CEO of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU). “Gazprom reduced transit via Ukraine three times in 2021. On January 1, 2021, it was reduced from 186 million cubic meters per day to 124 million

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People who have been declared involved in extremism will be banned from working as pilots and flight attendants

The Russian government commission on legislative activities approved an initiative to prohibit those involved in extremism from working as pilots and flight attendants. Interfax writes about this with reference to a member of the commission, chairman of the board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Vladimir Gruzdev. According to him, amendments will be made to the Air Code. The new restrictions

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Russia is in consultation with Germany on a new transit contract with Ukraine

The current agreement expires in 2024.Gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transmission system decreased in January-September / photo REUTERS Russia is already holding consultations with Germany on the issue of concluding a new contract for gas transit with Ukraine after 2024. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said this to journalists on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week, TASS reports . “We are meeting

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Queen Elizabeth II got into a scandal over a letter with “Russian” Crimea (photo)

The maid of honor Philippe de Pass indicated Russia in the address of the letter to schoolchildren from Sevastopol.Elizabeth II got into a scandal / photo REUTERS The British royal court, sending a letter to the temporarily occupied Sevastopol , “recognized” it as Russian. A photo of the letter appeared on the page of the “Small Academy of Sciences” in the occupied

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Open Skies agreement will deepen Ukraine’s European integration

By Peter Dickinson With Europe facing the prospect of a winter gas crisis, media coverage of the annual EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv this week understandably focused on energy issues. However, the meeting also produced a landmark aviation agreement that has potentially major practical implications for Ukraine’s further European integration. During their October 12 summit, Ukrainian and EU officials signed off

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From the FB page of Mikhail Saakashvili

15 Oct 2021 (Translation) Leonid Kuchma, 2th President of Ukraine: ′′ Mikhail Saakashvili is a very multifaceted complex personality. It is not surprising that the situation with Mikhail is also very difficult and has no easy way out. To search for him, all sides need to apply maximum weight and real wisdom. I really hope that the leadership of the

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Police blocked Memorial’s office after disrupting the screening of a film about the Holodomor. The fire alarm was withdrawn from there

Updated . At about 2 am on October 15, the police began to leave the Memorial office, seizing the fire alarm. Memorial employees were allowed to leave. No arrests were reported. https://t.me/novaya_pishet/30072 The police closed in the Memorial office 20 employees of the organization and a Polish citizen who had brought to the office a film about the Holodomor “Gareth Jones” by Polish director Agnieszka Holland for

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Kaliningrad: The curious case of Vladimir Putin’s piece of EU territory

THE NEW EUROPEAN The Russian region, disconnected from the motherland and deep in EU territory, is both an asset and a vulnerability for the Kremlin. PAUL KNOTT tells the story of one of the continent’s most intriguing places, where geography and history collide  PAUL KNOTT. 14th October 2021 Russia’s tyrannical moderniser Peter the Great founded Saint Petersburg in 1703 on

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Leonid Ragozin, Russian “opposition” journalist in Latvia, as promoter of Kremlin’s narratives — InformNapalm.org (English)

Volunteers of InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community regularly focus on Russia’s information operations and sources that disseminate disinformation, fakes, and manipulation. For example, quite a lot of data about covert methods of Russia’s information warfare and its ways of influencing Ukrainian and foreign audiences were obtained from the materials of SurkovLeaks (data from the e-mail account… Leonid Ragozin, Russian “opposition” journalist in

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Masked men disrupted the screening of a film about the Holodomor in the Moscow office of Memorial. They shouted “Shame” and “Fascists”

In Moscow, several dozen people in medical masks burst into the Memorial office . The press secretary of the organization, Yulia Orlova, told Mediazone about this . Memorial hosted a screening of the film Gareth Jones by Polish director Agnieszka Holland. This is the story of the first Western journalist to write about the Holodomor – the mass famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933. People in masks took to the stage

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For the first time in the years of Ukraine’s independence, a military parade was held in the Luhansk region (photo)

The parade in the Luhansk region took place on October 14 in Severodonetsk.For the first time in the years of Ukraine’s independence, a military parade was held in Severodonetsk / photo dsns.gov.ua For the first time in 30 years of Ukraine’s independence, a military parade was held in the Luhansk region . The event took place in the city of Severodonetsk and was

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Situation with human rights worsened in Crimea – UNESCO

The Russian occupation administration on the peninsula systematically resorts to political persecution, commits cultural and religious oppression, the Executive Board of UNESCO noted.UNESCO notes the further deterioration of the human rights situation in Crimea and Sevastopol / illustrative photo from UNIAN, Evgeniy Kravs On Thursday, October 14, the UNESCO Executive Board, with a convincing majority of votes, adopted the 13th

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“United Russia” has blocked the proposal of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation to conduct a parliamentary investigation of torture in colonies

The United Russia faction in the State Duma has blocked the Communist Party’s initiative on a  parliamentary investigation into the torture and rape of prisoners in Russia. This was announced on Facebook by the State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Alexei Kurinny, who was one of the initiators of the investigation. As “Dozhd” writes with reference to the  broadcast of the plenary

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Number of scientists in Russia falls to a multi-year low

Russia continues to lose research scientists, reducing scientific personnel, contrary to the announced plans to make a technological “breakthrough”. At the end of 2020, the number of people employed in the field of scientific research and development fell by another 3.2 thousand and amounted to 679.3 thousand – about 1% of the average working population. The number of scientists-researchers fell

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Overhaul of Chernyakhovsky Street has risen in price by UAH 16.5 million

The Rostdorstroy company associated with the mayor of Odessa, which is engaged in the overhaul of Chernyakhovsky Street, will receive another UAH 16.5 million. An unbeatable tender for the purchase of additional similar works was held yesterday by the municipal department of road facilities. According to the initial agreement with the company , it should have been paid UAH 39.3 million. Thus,

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NATO Ally Warns Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Leaves Ukraine at Vladimir Putin’s Mercy

Lithuania’s foreign affairs vice minister, Mantas Adomenas, has warned that the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline—expected to soon begin delivery of Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea—could leave Ukraine at the mercy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an exclusive interview with Newsweek, Adomenas said the Nord Stream 2 project poses a danger to the security

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Siberian Man Marries His Axe Attacker

Love is… marrying the one who nearly kills you with an axe. That appeared to be the guiding principle for the victim of one such attack when he proposed to his assailant during her trial in Siberia. “During the trial, the man proposed to the defendant and they got married,” the Tomsk region’s prosecutor general’s office said in a press release

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