Rural coworking. Russia sums up the academic year

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​The last bells have rung out in the country, 9th and 11th graders are writing the Unified State Examination and the Unified State Examination, and schools are summing up the results of this academic year.

The main task of the national project “Education” is to ensure equal access of children to quality education, regardless of the place of residence and social status of the child. For this, new schools are being opened, and old ones are being refurbished. In 2021, 130 new schools were opened. And in just the last three years, more than 300 new schools have been built, which have adopted & nbsp; more than 196 thousand students. According to the plans, 1.3 thousand new schools will be built by the end of 2024.

In the next 5 years, it is planned to repair and reconstruct 7, 3  thousand school buildings. Moreover, 3 thousand of them – mostly rural –  will be renovated in  2022-2023. And by the beginning of this academic year, they will update & nbsp; over & nbsp; 8 thousand schools in the countryside, another 1.5 thousand will lead to standards by the end of the year. And by the end of 2024, all 27,000 rural schools will be refurbished.

In the Vladimir region for high school students  School No. 46 in the Kommunar microdistrict rang in the new building, where they spent the entire last academic year. The school has spacious & nbsp; classrooms, an assembly hall for 360 seats, a multifunctional transforming sports hall, two swimming pools.  New classrooms with modern equipment, laptops, interactive whiteboards and new laboratories helped the children prepare for the exam.  “Technical innovations come to the aid of teachers in teaching children and preparing them for the state final certification, & nbsp; – says math teacher Lydia Adamenko. – Thanks to modern equipment, the guys & nbsp; mastered the graphic editor, learned how to create presentations, projects and much more. “I am grateful to the teachers for their care, knowledge and parting words,” says a graduate of the school Gleb Levkin. – I remember how on the first of September we came to study at a new school with new beautiful classrooms. In preparation for the exams, we were tested on new computers. The interactive whiteboard helped a lot, which made it possible to perceive information much faster, to organize feedback between the student and the teacher.

At the school “Formula of Success” in the Belgorod region, landscaping is being carried out. On the territory will be built  a stadium with basketball and volleyball markings, sports grounds, a power camp. For children who get to school by bicycle, a large bicycle parking will be built. The school for 1100 places will be ready to accept students on September 1. The new educational institution has 6 buildings with an area of ​​u200bu200bmore than 18.5 thousand square meters. It provides for classrooms, large and small swimming pools, a transformable assembly hall and a sports hall with safety flooring, a library with a reading room, elevators for children with disabilities. “We plan to develop IT areas. – said the director Vladislav Bobolovich.– To do this, we have 3 computer science rooms. There, students will be engaged in robotics, circuitry, virtual reality. We will place special emphasis on the formation of school IT teams. Plus, the opening of medical & nbsp; classes – the necessary equipment has already been purchased for this.

A new school for 60 students has been opened in the hard-to-reach village of Khmelev, Tobolsk district. Children from neighboring villages will come here to study – Elani and Ahmanai. The original building was built in the 80s. The new building turned out to be bright, spacious & nbsp; and cozy. It is equipped with modern appliances and furniture, “smart” digital boards, and NaukoLabs there is even a group of preschoolers. In the chemistry room there is a whole laboratory. Plus, there is a library, a spacious gym and two whole coworking zones. And in the courtyard there is a multifunctional sports ground with an area for the delivery of the TRP, a treadmill and a children's play complex.

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Space truck “Progress MS-18” is flooded in the Pacific Ocean

Transport cargo ship"Progress MS-18" flooded in the Pacific Ocean, according to Roskosmos in his Telegram channel.

According to the state corporation, the ship disconnected from the International Space Station (ISS). At & nbsp; 14:11:19 Moscow time, the main engine was turned on for braking. Four minutes later, he “told the 'truck' braking impulse of 123 m/s, after which he left orbit.

In Roskosmos they said that the unburned fragments "Progress MS-18" at 14:51:10 they fell on the “spaceship graveyard”, which is located in the non-navigable area of ​​the South Pacific Ocean.

Recall that the spacecraft has been a part of the ISS since October 30, 2021. “Progress MS-18” delivered standard cargoes and tools for working in open space, and also with its help the station's orbit was corrected.

Sending the next truck “Progress MS-20” scheduled for June 3 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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Forecaster promised Russians “honey” summer

Leading specialist of the weather center “Phobos” Yevgeny Tishkovets told the Russians about the weather this summer. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
  
According to expert forecasts, it will be warm and moderately humid in central Russia. The most suitable weather for vacation will be in July – by the middle of the season, the greatest number of sunny days is expected. 
  
“Such a long-term forecast (calm, warm, moderate humidity, alternating sunny days with transient showers) in the beekeeping season will favorably affect the honey collection , which means that the coming summer can be safely called “honey”, – Tishkovets stressed. 
  
He also noted that the temperature in summer will be close to the climatic norm. The largest positive temperature deviation is expected in the Kuban, in the Crimea and the Caucasus, which will have a positive effect on tourism and agriculture. 
  
Earlier it became known that May 2022 in Moscow was the coldest since the beginning of the 21st century. The lowest temperature was recorded on May 1, when in Moscow the thermometers dropped to -1.7 degrees.

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The court in Belarus upheld the sentence of the husband of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

The Supreme Court of Belarus rejected the appeal and upheld the sentence of Sergei Tikhanovsky, the husband of ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, to 18 years in prison. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the court.

In December 2021, the Gomel Regional Court found Tikhanovsky and his associates guilty of a number of criminal articles. They were charged with organizing mass riots, extremism, obstructing the work of the Central Election Commission and gross violation of public order. In addition to Tikhanovsky, Artem Sakov, Dmitry Popov, Igor Losik, Vladimir Tsyganovich and Nikolai Statkevich were involved in the case. The court appointed the defendants from 14 to 18 years in prison.

In 2020, Tikhanovsky planned to run for the presidency of Belarus. After the CEC refused to register him as a presidential candidate, his wife Svetlana Tikhanovskaya submitted an application. According to official figures, she won a little over 10% of the vote.

Earlier, Russian woman Sofya Sapega was convicted in Belarus. In May of this year, the Grodno Regional Court sentenced her to six years in a penal colony. The Russian woman was found guilty under the articles of the Criminal Code of Belarus on deliberate actions to incite social hatred, on the illegal collection and dissemination of information about the private lives of security officials, judges, prosecutors, and officials.

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How long is the payment of insurance pensions for the loss of a breadwinner extended?

On June 1, a law came into force extending the payment of survivors' insurance pensions to teenagers 18 years of age and older who have graduated from high school or college until September 1. The corresponding document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

How will the payment be extended?

We are talking about federal law No. 136-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law” On Insurance Pensions “; and Article 1 of the Federal Law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation”. According to the amendments, now the family members of the deceased breadwinner are recognized as disabled not only upon reaching the age of majority. Even after receiving secondary and basic general education, the graduate will continue to receive payments until September 1 of the year in which he completed his studies. The law will also apply to those Russians who studied abroad.

Who can receive survivor benefits after September 1?

Insurance pensions for survivors can be receive after September 1 if the recipient continues their studies at a university or other higher educational institution, the document says. At the same time, the student should not be officially employed anywhere. Thus, a citizen will be able to receive such payments until graduation, but no later than when he reaches the age of 23.

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Oxford scientists discover why Uranus and Neptune are different colors

Scientists at Oxford have found the reason why Neptune and Uranus, with similar masses, sizes and composition of the atmosphere, look different. Both planets are blue, but Neptune looks brighter than its neighbor, Interfax reports.

To determine the cause of the difference, scientists used data from the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's infrared telescope and the Gemini North Telescope on the island of Hawaii. It turned out that a layer of haze, which is on both planets, is behind the different shades of blue. According to experts, Neptune and Uranus would appear almost equally blue if there were no haze in their atmospheres.

An international team of researchers has developed a model to describe the aerosol layers in the atmospheres of both planets, which includes three layers of haze – methane fog – at different heights in the atmospheres. Thus, the middle layer of particles is thicker on Uranus than on Neptune.

Methane ice condenses in the middle layer on the planets, which forms methane snow. This, in turn, pulls haze particles deeper into the atmosphere, where they can contribute to the condensation of hydrogen sulfide ice. This creates another, deeper cloud layer.

Neptune has a more active atmosphere that produces methane snow more efficiently, so its haze layer is thinner. In this regard, the color of the planet is more saturated. And on Uranus, excess haze accumulates in a stagnant atmosphere.

Earlier it was reported that polar explorers recorded an abnormal Australian heat wave in Antarctica. On March 18 at Vostok station, the coldest place on the planet, it was only -17.7 degrees Celsius. At the same time, usually at this time, the average temperature in Antarctica is -58 degrees.

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Prilepin invited Shevchuk to the Donbass to “hug”

Writer Zakhar Prilepin responded to the proposal of DDT leader Yuri Shevchuk for reconciliation between the stars who left Russia after the start of the special military operation in Ukraine and those who remained.

Recall that Shevchuk invited them to forgive each other and embrace.

“Yuri Yulianych, come to us near Severodonetsk. Or at least just to Donetsk. With Grebenshchikov. And let's hug,” Prilepin wrote in his Telegram channel.

He also invited Chulpan Khamatova and Ingeborg Dapkunaite to Donbass.

In the publication, the writer suggested that Boris Grebenshchikov give the region 12 million rubles as humanitarian aid.

“How many have already been handed over to Kyiv. He, they say, has nowhere to put money. Well, or let him ask those who gave him the same amount,” Prilepin wrote.

Earlier, Prilepin commented on the post of TV presenter Regina Todorenko, in which she condemned the special military operation in Ukraine. The celebrity wrote on social networks that the mothers of Ukraine feed their children not to the sound of a lullaby, but to the sound of gunshots.

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TASS learned about checking Chubais and his entourage for corruption

According to the agency, the security forces are checking “information received about the commission of acts of corruption.” Prior to this, TASS sources also reported checking information about Chubais' hidden accounts

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Siloviki check information about corruption by the ex-head of Rosnano and the former Special Representative of the President for Sustainable Development Anatoly Chubais, a TASS source in law enforcement agencies said.

“Various units of Russia's law enforcement agencies as part of the verification of information received about the commission of corruption-related actions by the former head of Rosnano ; Chubais and his entourage are interrogating possible witnesses and studying the documentation received before the check, — the source said. The interlocutor of the agency did not say what kind of alleged corruption crimes are in question.

RBC sent inquiries to the Russian Investigative Committee and the FSB Public Relations Center.

Earlier, TASS sources reported that the security forces were checking information about hidden accounts of Chubais, which may be in European banks. According to them, “impressive amounts” can be stored in foreign banks, which could be obtained illegally, we can talk about “several billions”.

At the end of March, Bloomberg sources reported Chubais's departure from Russia and his dismissal from the post of special representative of the president. The Kremlin then confirmed that he left his post of his own free will, and called the possible departure a personal matter. Chubais also left the board of directors of AFK Sistema.

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At the end of April, TASS wrote that the ex-head of Rosnano is in Italy and does not plan to return to Russia from Europe. According to the source of the agency, Chubais first flew to Turkey on a private plane, and then— to Italy, where he has real estate. Later, his representative said that in Turkey and Israel, Chubais discussed cooperation with universities, and he does not have real estate in Italy, as well as a personal aircraft.

At the end of March, the head of Rosnano Sergei Kulikov turned to Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov with a request to check the work of the state corporation in 2010-2020, when Chubais led it, RBC wrote with reference to a copy of the letter. As the current head noted, in these years the volume of external borrowings by Rosnano exceeded 290 billion rubles, by the end of 2020 the company's debt amounted to more than 146 billion rubles. Kulikov pointed out that in 2016 the amount of obligations of “Rosnano” turned out to be more than the value of the company's assets, and the corporation changed its accounting policy, but this made it possible to reduce the amount of liabilities only formally.

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The head of the DNR Pushilin denied reports of injury

The fact that the head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin was wounded in the city of Krasny Lyman, said Viktor Andrusiv, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The DPR said that this was not true, Pushilin himself also denied the information alt=”Head of the DPR Pushilin denied reports of a wound” />

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Head of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin denied reports of a wound in the city of Krasny Lyman (Liman), where a Russian special operation is taking place. He stated this to RT.

“It's all right. We were in Mariupol with the governor of St. Petersburg, we signed an agreement on twinning. With Alexander Dmitrievich [Beglov] we feel quite good, — he said.

Earlier, the source of RIA Novosti called the statements about Pushilin's injury false and fake. in Donetsk, and the head of the Ministry of Health of the DPR told TASS that he had no information that the head of the republic was wounded.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the Ministry of Health of the DPR, and also asked for a comment from the press secretary of the head of the DPR.

The adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Viktor Andrusiv, wrote on Telegram about Pushilin's injury in Liman. Also, this information was published by the publication “RBC Ukraine” with reference to a Telegram message from another adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Anton Gerashchenko. They claimed that Pushilin had been wounded in an artillery strike while traveling to the city.

The start of the assault on Krasny Liman was announced in the DPR on May 24. Then Pushilin stated that the active phase of establishing control over the city had begun, the armed forces of Russia and the Donbass republics had entered the settlement. By that time, according to Pushilin, “about half of the city” was under the control of the DPR units and Russian troops.

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On the night of May 27 in the office of the Ukrainian President reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated from Krasny Liman. On the same day, the DPR reported that they had established full control over the city “with the fire support of the Russian Armed Forces.”

Krasny Liman— a city 60 km northwest of Donetsk in the Kramatorsk district of the Donetsk region of Ukraine. It is located near the intersection of highways from Konstantinovka, Avdiivka and Selidovo towards the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. Last year, the population of Krasny Liman was estimated at 20 thousand people.

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The auction house announced the date of auction for the Nobel medal Muratov

The auction, which will sell the Nobel medal of Dmitry Muratov, will be held in New York on World Refugee Day. The editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta promised to use the proceeds to help children who suffered in Ukraine

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2021 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Editor-in-Chief of Novaya Gazeta Dmitry Muratov will sell his Nobel medal at auction, according to the American trading house Heritage Auctions.

All proceeds will be used to help children and families of refugees from Ukraine, as well as internally displaced persons affected by the start of the Russian military operation. According to Heritage Auctions, the funds will be used to support UNICEF humanitarian assistance to children in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

The final auction will be held in New York, with a live auction taking place in the Times Center in Manhattan on World Refugee Day, June 20.

“The decision to put the medal up for auction was supported by 100% of our employees,”— said Muratov.

“We are in the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta” We thought a lot about this and realized that there are people who are in much worse shape than we are. These are refugees. Sick Ukrainian children. They are much worse off than us. We realized that in order to help, we can and really must give what is most valuable and important to us. We decided to auction the Nobel medal— famous heavy gold medal. The money will go to refugee children. Wherever they are— in European countries, in Ukraine or in Russia»,— he explained.

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The Nobel Committee announced the award of the Peace Prize to Dmitry Muratov and Filipino journalist Maria Ressa on October 8, 2021. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to them for “efforts to defend freedom of expression, which is a prerequisite for democracy and lasting peace.” The committee named Muratov and Ressa as representatives of journalists who defend media freedom in the world.

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In December 2021, Muratov said that the total amount of the award, according to him, was about 40.2 million rubles. He said that he spent the proceeds on charity— the money was distributed among organizations that were chosen by voting among the “accomplices”— readers supporting Novaya Gazeta.

As a result, 5 million rubles each. was transferred to the children's hospice “House with a lighthouse”, funds “Give Life”, “Circle of Good” and “Faith”. Another 10 million rubles. donated to the medical fund of media workers, which helps employees of various publications in the fight against serious illnesses.

In addition, part of the funds was used to create a film about the state of the press in Russia and to reward some employees of Novaya Gazeta. “There is little left as a stash [for Novaya Gazeta]— you never know what will happen»,— he added then.

Dmitry Muratov— one of the founders of Novaya Gazeta, he has been its editor-in-chief since 1995. The publication is known for investigations and materials on human rights violations.

On March 28, 2022, a little more than a month after the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, Novaya Gazeta announced that it had suspended the publication after the second warning from Roskomnadzor for the lack of labeling of an NPO-foreign agent in the article.

The employees of the newspaper who went abroad created the publication Novaya Gazeta. Europe”, access to the website of which Roskomnadzor blocked on April 29, 2022.

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Lavrov announced Turkey’s readiness to help clear Ukrainian ports of mines

Such an agreement was reached in a conversation between Putin and Erdogan. Russia is ready to allow ships with grain from Ukrainian ports to pass freely, but the problem lies in the “minefields” created by the Ukrainians, Lavrov said

Turkey will try to help clear Ukrainian ports for the release of food ships from them, he said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference following his visit to Saudi Arabia.

“Following a conversation with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, an agreement was reached that the Turkish colleagues would try to help organize the demining of Ukrainian ports in order to free the courts taken hostage, in fact, from there,” — Lavrov said.

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He said that there are no obstacles from the Russian side for the exit of food cargoes, they are only from Kyiv or the West. According to the minister, the problems with leaving the ports lie in the “minefields” that the Ukrainian servicemen have laid.

Lavrov said earlier that representatives of Ukraine should clear coastal waters, after which the Russian Navy will ensure unimpeded passage of ships with food to the Mediterranean Sea on the high seas, and from there to their destinations. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry believes that an international operation is needed to restore grain exports from Ukraine, since Moscow's unilateral guarantees are not enough.

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with Erdogan the export of Ukrainian grain and ensuring safe navigation in the Black and Azov Seas on May 30. Then Putin expressed his readiness to promote the unhindered maritime transit of goods. Prior to this, the Russian president announced this by phone to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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According to the representative of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalin, it is possible to solve problems with the supply of Ukrainian grain to world markets solve it in one or two weeks.

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The State Duma announced the reduction of losses in Ukraine after a change of tactics

The head of the Duma Defense Committee, General Kartapolov, said that the country had almost ceased to suffer losses in the military operation after it changed its tactics of warfare. The Ministry of Defense has not reported casualty data since March 25 The State Duma was told about the reduction of losses in Ukraine after the change of tactics” />

Russia has almost ceased to suffer losses during the military operation in Ukraine, RIA Novosti said. Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense, former Deputy Minister of Defense, Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov.

The Ministry of Defense reported Russian losses in Ukraine only twice: on March 2 and 25. According to the latest data from the Russian department, 1,351 servicemen were killed and another 3,825 were wounded during the hostilities.

“Since then, the data has not been voiced by the Ministry of Defense and I will explain why. At present, of course, there are wounded, but there are no such number of dead. And this is the result of a change in approach to the tactics of warfare, & mdash; said Kartapolov.

According to him, at the beginning of the operation, the Russian military entered the territory controlled by Kyiv without using weapons. The tactics had to be changed after the servicemen “began to shoot, burn, capture, mock them,” the general said.

“Now it is carried out strictly according to military science, in accordance with all the governing documents, combat regulations, instructions for the use of various branches of the armed forces and types of the Armed Forces,” — he pointed out, adding that the new fighting techniques “bring measurable results.”

In early April, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in an interview with Sky News, said that Russia had suffered “significant losses of troops”, which was a “huge tragedy” for the country. Secretary of the General Council of United Russia, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Andrei Turchak criticized Peskov's words. “Significant” losses, what are they? And what are the “insignificant” ones? And 8 years of victims of the genocide of Donbass— Was it just a tragedy for us? And now “great tragedy”? he inquired, adding that “at a time like this,” there should be no ambiguity. Later, a Kremlin spokesman explained that, speaking of “significant losses”, he meant the latest data from the Ministry of Defense.

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A few days after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, called Russia’s tactics “too slow and ineffective”; and proposed “to start a large-scale operation in all directions and on the territory of Ukraine.” Later, Kadyrov, after criticizing the businessman and ex-head of Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky (recognized as a foreign agent), explained that he “did not propose to bomb Ukraine”, but called for speeding up the “liquidation of the Banderaites”.

Andrey Kartapolov previously served as Deputy Minister defense and from December to March 2017 led the Russian grouping of troops in Syria. During his command, Palmyra was liberated. In October 2021, the colonel-general was dismissed from military service in connection with his election to the State Duma.

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Bloomberg learned about Hungary’s demand to exclude the head of the Russian Orthodox Church from sanctions

Hungary after the conditions on the oil embargo again delays the adoption of the sixth package of EU sanctions with the demand not to impose restrictions on Patriarch Kirill, Bloomberg learned. Budapest explained this as a matter of religious freedom. Hungary to exclude the head of the Russian Orthodox Church from sanctions” />

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Hungary has demanded that Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia be removed from the proposed sanctions list, Bloomberg sources familiar with the talks between EU ambassadors on the sixth package of sanctions told Bloomberg. At the same time, one of the sources said that the name of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church was not mentioned at the EU meeting on sanctions earlier this week.

For the first time, AFP and The New York Times reported on the preparation by the European Union of restrictions against Patriarch Kirill in early May. Lithuania proposed to impose sanctions, but the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry noted that it is not known whether it will be possible to do this. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell pointed out that, as part of the sixth package of sanctions, restrictions are planned to be introduced against persons “spreading disinformation”.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban then said that his country will not support the inclusion of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in the sanctions list, since this is a problem of religious freedom.

On the eve of Borrell, answering the question of whether Patriarch Kirill was included in the proposed list, said: “I think so.” The head of European diplomacy added that “a week ago I would have answered yes.”

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that plans for restrictions against the head of the Russian Orthodox Church are “infernal” and testify to the helplessness and fear of Brussels.

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Yuri Shevchuk announced the cancellation of the DDT concert in Moscow

The city authorities refused to hold a concert for the DDT group, the musician said. He connected this decision with his position on the military operation in Ukraine. Previously, a protocol was drawn up against Shevchuk under the article of the Code of Administrative Offenses on discrediting the actions of the army =”Yuri Shevchuk announced the cancellation of the DDT concert in Moscow” />

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The concert of the rock band DDT scheduled for June 10 in Moscow will not take place. This was told to RBC by the team leader Yuri Shevchuk. According to him, the Moscow authorities did not allow the concert to take place.

“The Moscow Mayor's Office, its services responsible for security, did not allow us to play this concert. The guys who held the concert did not receive permission. The mayor's office motivated this by the fact that there is no court decision yet. But the court is ridiculous: in Ufa and the administration, it has nothing to do with Moscow. But it is clear that this is because of our position against the special operation, — Yury Shevchuk told RBC.

An administrative protocol under the article of the Code of Administrative Offenses on discrediting the actions of the Armed Forces was drawn up against Shevchuk after a concert in Ufa on May 18. The musician from the stage made an anti-war appeal and spoke about his understanding of the word “motherland”.

According to producer Radmir Usaev, after the concert, the security forces came backstage and “isolated” Shevchuk in the dressing room, after which we had a conversation with him about his statements.

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Initially, the case materials were sent to the Sovetsky District Court of Ufa, but the DDT soloist asked to transfer the case for consideration by place of residence, in St. Petersburg. He refused to testify.

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At the end of May, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of St. Petersburg returned the case against Shevchuk to the police “to eliminate shortcomings.” As explained in the court, the protocol drawn up against him does not describe the event of the offense and “there is no indication of what exactly the public calls to prevent the use of the Armed Forces in order to protect the interests of Russia and its citizens were expressed.”

According to the lawyer of the musician Alexander Peredruk, the content of the protocol boils down to the fact that “on May 18, while performing at a concert, he discredited the Armed Forces, committed an offense under Art. 20.3.3″ At the same time, it does not indicate what kind of statements discrediting the Russian military were made by his client, Peredruk also noted.

is a symbol of support for the military operation in Ukraine. No other room was provided for the musicians.

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Showing an anti-war poster on the “First” ended up in the “Peacemaker” base

Marina Ovsyannikova, who went on air on Channel One with an anti-war poster on March 14, was included in the database of the Peacemaker website as an “employee of the propaganda media.” According to the portal, she cooperates with the Russian special services

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Journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who in March live on Channel One showed an anti-war poster, got into the database of the Ukrainian site “Peacemaker”, which publishes the data of those who, in the opinion of its compilers, are involved in “crimes against the foundations of the national security of Ukraine.” The site was created in 2014, in Russia it was blocked by a court decision.

The reason for the appearance of the name Ovsyannikova on the site was “participation in the information and propaganda special operations of the Kremlin aimed at eliminating sanctions pressure on Russia.” The creators of the base called the former editor of the news program an employee of the propaganda media. They also claim that Ovsyannikova is collaborating with the Russian special services.

The website indicates that Ovsyannikova was the editor of Channel One, unexpectedly ran under the camera on live TV with a poster “No to war”, and after that she safely left Russia. According to the portal, the journalist was born in Odessa on February 18, 1978.

The creators of the database also noted that on May 31, Interfax-Ukraine (the site was blocked at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office) announced a press conference “Exposure from Marina Ovsyannikova: How Russian Propaganda Works”, which was to be held on June 1 at the agency's premises in Kyiv. However, write the authors of the material, a few hours later the agency canceled the event. Its CEO Alexander Martynenko said the reason was “negative public outcry,” according to the website.

Ovsyannikov ran out of air during the evening newscast on March 14. The transmission was not interrupted, the journalist spent several seconds with a poster behind the host Ekaterina Andreeva. She was detained and taken to the Ostankino police station in the capital. The next day, the court fined Ovsyannikov 30,000 rubles. according to part 2 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (holding a public event without filing a notification in the prescribed manner). The fine was imposed for the appeal recorded before the action. Lawyer Sergei Badamshin reported that the journalist had filed a letter of resignation from Channel One.

A TASS source said that a pre-investigation check was launched against Ovsyannikova under the article of public dissemination of knowingly false information about the Russian Armed Forces. At the end of March, the Ostankino court received an administrative case against a journalist under Part 1 of Art. 20.3.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (discrediting the Russian army), according to which it faces a fine of up to 50 thousand rubles. Later, the court returned the case to the police.

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Press Vladimir Putin's secretary Dmitry Peskov called Ovsyannikova's actions hooliganism.

Two days after the incident, the journalist herself told Reuters that she was not going to leave Russia, and expressed the hope that they would not start a criminal case against her, and also expressed concern for your safety. Later, she left for Germany, and on April 11, the Axel Springer group announced that Ovsyannikova would be a freelancer in the German publication Welt, which belongs to the group.

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What is behind Germany’s promises to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons

At the end of April, Germany decided to start supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. However, in Kyiv they say that more than a month has passed, and Berlin has not fulfilled its promises. What did Ukraine get? German promises to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons” />

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What weapons did Scholz say about the supply of Ukraine

On Wednesday, June 1, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in the Bundestag that the country will supply Ukraine with modern IRIS-T air defense systems: they will be transferred to Kyiv in the coming weeks. The Armed Forces of Ukraine will also receive a modern radar station and 12 PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mounts (ACS) from Germany (now Ukrainian military instructors are completing their development).

“The government has decided to supply the IRIS-T— this is the most modern air defense system of those that the Federal Republic of Germany has,— Scholz said. He noted that Germany has been constantly supplying weapons to Ukraine since the start of the Russian special operation. “To date, we have delivered more than 15 million rounds of ammunition, 100 thousand hand grenades, more than 5 thousand anti-tank mines,” — said the chancellor. He also mentioned the implementation of the so-called circular exchange with the Czech Republic: Prague will supply Kyiv with 20 Soviet T-72 tanks, and in return will receive 15 Leopard 2А4 tanks from Germany.

Following the meeting, Tagesspiegel, citing sources in government circles, reported that Scholz kept silent about another supply of weapons: Germany would send Ukraine four Mars II multiple launch rocket systems manufactured by Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann from its own stocks.

A day earlier, on the sidelines of the EU summit, Scholz held talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and agreed on a new circular arms exchange: Athens will supply Kyiv with 40-50-year-old BMP-1 armored personnel carriers, and in return they will receive German Marder-type infantry fighting vehicles from Berlin, which the Bundeswehr planned to replace with newer Puma type. Earlier it was reported that an agreement had been reached on a circular exchange with Poland and Slovenia: the latter was proposed to transfer a large number of T-72 tanks to Ukraine, and in return to receive a Marder infantry fighting vehicle and a Fuchs wheeled armored car from Germany.

Germany has long adhered to the policy of refusing to supply arms to Ukraine, but revised it after the start of the Russian military operation on February 24, although retaining an unspoken ban on the supply of heavy weapons. On April 28, the three ruling parties of the country, together with the largest opposition bloc of the Christian Democratic and Christian Social Unions, adopted a document in the Bundestag calling on the government to supply Ukraine with heavy weapons. At the same time, Berlin announced its intention to transfer 30 Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns to Kyiv, organizing appropriate training for the Ukrainian military on the territory of Germany. The first batch of these self-propelled guns equipped with automatic guns is due to go to Ukraine in July, the second — in August.

What problems does Germany have with arms supplies

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Despite Berlin's statements about the upcoming deliveries of heavy weapons and circular exchanges, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk claims that Scholz does not really intend to implement the Bundestag's call and supply Kyiv with heavy weapons. In an interview with RND, Melnyk agreed with the journalist's statement that the choice of Gepard for delivery to Ukraine is a farce, since the FRG has only 23 thousand shells for them, which is enough for just half an hour of operation of one installation.

Ammunition for Gepard is produced in Switzerland, but it does not agree to supply them to war zones. And, according to Melnik, this issue has not yet been resolved. “We get the impression that the chancellor does not want to do this (supply heavy weapons to Ukraine.— RBC). There are only seven self-propelled howitzers [delivered], and we don’t have Gepard, just as we don’t have Leopard-1 or Marder. All of them have already been decommissioned by the Bundeswehr and can be transferred to us by the military industry without prejudice to the defense capability of the FRG, — Melnik continued. The ambassador also said that the deal with Slovenia has not yet been implemented, as Germany has not offered it an adequate replacement for the T-72 tanks. “It seems that this is how they are trying to buy time and are waiting for a ceasefire. Then the pressure on Germany will subside and there will be no need to make bold decisions, — summed up Melnik.

Politico, citing documents in its possession, reported on June 1 that Ukraine did not request Gepard from Germany, but filed an application on March 24 for the purchase of decommissioned Marder infantry fighting vehicles from the German defense concern Rheinmetall. On April 14, the concern agreed to sell 100 refurbished Marders and 1.5 million ammunition to Kyiv for a total cost of €153 million. The first batch, according to the documents, could be transferred to Ukraine within a few weeks. The corresponding deal must be approved by the German government, but there was no response from him. In parallel, Politico notes, the German chancellor promised to supply Marder to Greece. “There is no indication that Kyiv will receive any modern Marder models in the near future,” — states the publication.

The announced circular exchange deal with the Czech Republic has not yet been implemented and the timing of its implementation is unknown, according to the German portal NTV. A similar deal with Poland has also not been completed, although Warsaw has already transferred 240 Soviet-made tanks to Kyiv, Spiegel notes. According to the publication, Poland asked Germany for the latest Leopard models, but Berlin did not deliver them. In Germany, they cannot fulfill the requirements of Poland, because the FRG simply does not have these tanks available, Spiegel explains the situation. German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht acknowledged at a closed meeting on May 16 that she had little hope left that Berlin could reach an agreement with Warsaw. “There were promises from the Germans to strengthen our defenses, unfortunately, none of this was realized,” — Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Szymon Szynkowski said.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made a statement that the Russian armed forces would consider warehouses and transports of weapons supplied to NATO to Kyiv as legitimate targets. “Of course, these weapons will be a legitimate target for the Russian armed forces, which operate as part of a special armed operation. And warehouses, including those in the west of Ukraine, have become such a target more than once, — he said on the air of the program “Big Game” on the “First” April 25.

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Blinken announced the assurances of Kyiv in the non-use of MLRS against targets in Russia

According to the secretary of state, Washington and Kyiv maintain a relationship of trust, and he assured that he would not use missile weapons against targets in Russia. Earlier, the White House announced that they would transfer the M142 HIMARS systems to Kyiv =”Blinken announced the assurances of Kyiv in the non-use of MLRS against targets in Russia” />

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Ukraine has promised the US that it will not use multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to strike Russia, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said after meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

will use these systems against targets on the territory of Russia”, — Blinken said.

He noted that trusting relations have been established between Kyiv and Washington.

Earlier, Reuters, citing senior administration official Joe Biden, reported that the United States would provide Kyiv with M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) multiple launch rocket systems, which he had repeatedly requested. They will be part of a new $700 million US military aid package.

President Joe Biden, in an op-ed for The New York Times, wrote that Washington will continue to supply Kyiv with more advanced missile systems and munitions that will enable it to “hit key targets on the Ukrainian battlefield more accurately,” as well as Javelin anti-tank missiles, Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons. At the same time, the American leader stressed that the United States does not intend to enter into a conflict in Ukraine directly until they themselves or their allies are attacked.

According to Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, any supply of weapons to Ukraine increases the risk of a direct US-Russia collision. The Kremlin, speaking about the possible transfer of the MLRS to the Ukrainian side, indicated that such actions by the United States “do not contribute to the awakening of the Ukrainian leadership's desire to resume peace negotiations,” but “purposefully and diligently add fuel to the fire.” “The United States, obviously, really adheres to the line of fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian,” — Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, believes.

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Biden announced the transfer of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems to Kyiv

The $700 million aid package will also include 1,000 Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems and 50 missile launchers, 6,000 anti-tank weapons, 15,000 artillery shells, and four Mi-17 helicopters

HIMARS MLRS < p> US President Joe Biden announced the provision of regular military assistance to Ukraine, including the supply of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. His statement was published on the White House website.

“Today I am announcing a significant new military assistance package to provide timely and necessary support to the Ukrainian military,” — Biden said.

This will provide Kyiv with advanced weapons, including American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and shells for them, he said.

Thanks to additional funding for Ukraine, agreed in Congress , the United States will be able to continue to supply Ukraine with more defense weapons, he added.

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The Pentagon specified that the $700 million military assistance package, in addition to the MLRS and shells for them, will also include five anti-artillery radars, two radar stations, 1,000 Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems and 50 missile launchers, 6,000 anti-tank weapons, 15,000 155mm artillery shells, four Mi-17 helicopters, 15 tactical vehicles, as well as spare parts and equipment.

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According to the US Department of Defense, since the start of the Russian military operation, the United States has provided approximately $4.6 billion in military assistance to the Ukrainian side.

Earlier on June 1, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken following talks with the General NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg pointed to the relationship of trust between Washington and Kyiv, who assured the United States that he would not use the MLRS to strike Russia.

In the Kremlin, talking about a possible transfer to Kyiv American multiple launch rocket systems, noted that this would not contribute to the resumption of peace negotiations. According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the United States by such actions “purposefully and diligently add fuel to the fire.” and, “obviously, they really adhere to the line about fighting with Russia to the last Ukrainian.”

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The Communist Party of the Russian Federation accused its deputy of “unsevered umbilical cord with Navalny”

The leadership of the Communist Party does not agree with the nomination of representatives of the party who supported Alexei Navalny to the Moscow municipal elections

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First Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Yuri Afonin explained to RBC why he opposed the nomination of a team of two representatives of the party— Deputy of the Moscow City Duma Yevgeny Stupin and former candidate for the State Duma Mikhail Lobanov.

“Firstly, it is strange that some separate teams are created in the elections to Moscow municipal bodies, because there is a common line of the party,— he said.— Secondly, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation cannot be represented by people who opposed the decision of the party on the LDNR, whose opinions differ from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. Afonin also clarified that he was talking about the fact that Stupin and Lobanov “have not broken the umbilical cord connecting them with Smart Voting”; and Alexei Navalny».

Prior to this, the SOTA edition (the Ministry of Justice recognized the founder of Sota.Vision, Alexandra Ainbinder

Media-foreign agent) reported that Afonin ordered the exclusion of representatives of the “Navalnyatin” from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. and people who do not support the special operation in Ukraine. The publication, citing a recording of the meeting held on Tuesday, claimed that the first deputy chairman of the party demanded that Lobanov and Stupin not be supported in Moscow.

Stupin told RBC that he was not at the meeting of the party activists, so he cannot confirm the authenticity of Afonin's speech. According to the Moscow City Duma deputy, he received a reprimand from the party in April for his anti-war position, since then there have been no complaints against him. He added that he did not have a separate team— only the Communist Party team. “In my districts, from which I was elected, naturally, I participate to some extent in the formation of candidates. However, all candidates— district activists, whom I consider worthy, are currently planning to go from the Communist Party. I don’t have a separate team, so far it looks more like disinformation,»,— Stupin noted. RBC turned to Mikhail Lobanov for comment.

Elections to councils of municipal deputies are to be held in Moscow on September 11 this year. Lobanov, who plans to run there, and Zyuzino municipal deputy Alexander Zamyatin, in connection with this, recently launched a platform for candidates called “Nomination”. Another platform— "HQ of Candidates"— to “preserve the institution of independent municipal deputies” launched a team of ex-“Yabloko”. It is assumed that both projects will help candidates legally and informationally.

During the elections to the State Duma in 2021, Lobanova supported the project of Navalny's team “Smart Voting” [the website of the project was blocked by Roskomnadzor, as it was found to be associated with the Anti-Corruption Foundation, declared extremist and banned in Russia], which, as conceived by the creators, helped to choose the most powerful opposition candidates. In 2019, in the elections to the Moscow City Duma, “Smart voting” supported Stupin's candidacy.

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Foreign Ministry saw total discrimination in the rights of Russians abroad

In connection with the military operation in Ukraine, Russians abroad are subjected to total discrimination, according to the report of the Foreign Ministry. In addition to threats, attacks and insults, this category also includes restrictions against Russian business

The situation with the violation of the rights of Russians abroad has worsened many times over, “total discrimination” has been added to the problems of past years; citizens of Russia in connection with the military operation in Ukraine, follows from the report of the Foreign Ministry.

“Violations of the rights of Russians in the states of the” collective West ” have become widespread. Among the most common violations are refusals to provide a wide range of services (educational, medical, banking, etc.), the introduction of measures against Russian business, the seizure of property of Russian citizens, compulsion to public repentance and condemnation of the actions of the Russian authorities, removal from sports competitions, music festivals and competitions, as well as other cultural events, attacks, threats, insults, [this is also] intentional damage to property, and, finally, domestic discrimination: dismissal from work, eviction of Russian families from apartments contrary to housing contracts, etc. p.»,— says the document.

In addition, the Foreign Ministry mentions attacks on Russian diplomatic missions abroad and “the fight against monuments and memorials in honor of the soldiers of the Red Army.” According to the agency, children with Russian citizenship or Russian roots are being discriminated against, Russians who have ended up in prisons abroad, and Russian art has become a “victim of the “cancellation culture” fashion.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that the activities of Russian journalists or persons representing Russian media are hindered abroad, while significant efforts are being made “in order to hide from the international community the Nazi essence of the policy of the Kyiv authorities.”

The diplomatic department noted “an unprecedented level of Russophobia” abroad in connection with the Russian military operation in Ukraine in early March. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed to discrimination against Russian students, athletes, cultural and artistic figures “with the connivance or overt approval of the authorities of individual states.” Russian products in Germany, attacks on truck drivers from Russia and Belarus in Germany, Poland and Italy, damage to private cars with Russian numbers.

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The authorities of foreign countries urged citizens to stop attacks on Russians. Thus, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said that those who are hostile to Belarusians or Russians in Germany “attack not only our fellow citizens, but also the basic principles of our coexistence.”

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Defense Ministry warns of Ukraine’s plans to strike US missiles at Russia

According to the agency, it is planned to deliver strikes with long-range missiles on the border territory of Russia. Zelensky ruled out an attack on Russian territory with long-range weapons The Ministry of Defense has warned of Ukraine's plans to strike US missiles at Russia” />

The Ukrainian military plans to strike at the Russian border territory with long-range missiles supplied from the United States, the Ministry of Defense reports.

“In the near future, Shostka (Sumy Oblast) is expected to receive long-range missile systems from the United States, with the help of which militants of the armed formations of Ukraine, on the orders of the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine), plan to strike at the border territory of Russia directly from residential areas of the city,” ; The report says.

According to the department, in this way the Ukrainian military wants to “provoke the Russian Armed Forces to return fire”, as well as accuse them of strikes on civilian infrastructure and the destruction of civilians.

The day before, US State Department spokesman Ned Price rejected the delivery of long-range missiles that “go beyond the battlefield in Ukraine.” US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield also confirmed that Washington would not supply Kyiv with weapons that would allow Ukraine to attack Russian territory. On May 30, US President Joe Biden also announced this.

Later, The Washington Post, citing a source, reported that the United States plans to transfer multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) with missiles with a range of more than 64 km to Ukraine. According to the publication, these can be M31 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System installations, their range, depending on the ammunition, can reach 500 km.

On June 1, Biden signed an order on new arms supplies to Ukraine, which included HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems. The Pentagon added that the same aid package will include five anti-artillery radars, two radar stations, 1,000 Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems and 50 missile launchers, 6,000 anti-tank weapons, 15,000 155mm artillery shells, four Mi helicopters. -17, 15 tactical vehicles.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky argued that long-range weapons are needed to protect, not attack targets in Russia. “We are not interested in what is happening in Russia. We are only interested in our own territory, & mdash; he stressed.

The Kremlin said they did not believe Zelensky's promises. “In order to be trusted, one must have experience of cases where promises were kept. Unfortunately, such experience is completely absent,»— Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Speaking about the supply of MLRS, he noted that they do not contribute to the resumption of peace negotiations.

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Biden allowed the continuation of purchases of Russian oil at prices below the market

According to Biden, due to the sharp rise in fuel prices, the United States, together with its allies, is considering the possibility of not completely abandoning Russian oil, but buying it at a price below the market

The United States is discussing with allies the possibility of buying Russian oil at below market prices instead of not importing it. This was stated by US President Joe Biden, the broadcast was hosted by Fox News.

According to him, Washington, along with its allies in Europe, is looking for options to contain fuel prices, which are rising amid the conflict in Ukraine and anti-Russian sanctions.

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“You have a problem that has emerged now that Europe plans to further restrict purchases of Russian oil. There are active reflections on what can be done— maybe even buy oil, but at a limited price,— Biden said.

If such a decision is made, then Russia, he said, will retain the ability to export oil, but at a “price significantly lower than that currently established on the market.”

On May 30, EU members agreed on the sixth package of sanctions against Russia. The countries agreed to introduce a partial oil embargo, which will affect the supply of Russian oil by sea. According to Bloomberg sources, at first— by 2023— The EU plans to abandon sea supplies of raw materials, and after the interests of a number of landlocked countries are satisfied,— to expand the embargo on pipeline supplies.

As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen specified, due to the embargo, Russian oil supplies to the EU will be reduced by about 90% by the end of the year. The remaining 10% will continue to flow along the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline, including to Hungary, which was temporarily released from the embargo.

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The United States imposed an embargo on oil and gas supplies from Russia in early March. In announcing this, Biden stated that he understood that such a decision would lead to an increase in the price of gasoline in the United States, but also the need to “apply pressure” on the Russian leader. A day after the embargo was announced, gasoline prices in the United States overcame their all-time high and exceeded $4.17 per gallon. To date, the price of gasoline in the US is $4.67, diesel— $5.53.

The Kremlin assumed that if the EU refused to purchase Russian oil, Russia would compensate for these volumes with sales in the east. Against the background of the embargo agreement, the price of the August futures for Brent oil exceeded $119 per barrel. Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexander Novak warned that if the embargo was adopted, it could soar even higher— up to $300 per barrel.

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The UN changed the name of Turkey at the request of the Turkish Foreign Minister

The head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry appealed to the UN Secretary General with a request to change the name of Turkey in international documents from the former Turkey to Türkiye. The request was approved, the changes come into force on June 1

The United Nations (UN) has approved the request of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to change the name of the country in foreign languages ​​from the former Turkey to Türkiye, Anadolu agency reports.

On June 1, Cavusoglu addressed UN Secretary General António Guterres with a request to change the name of the country in international and official documents.

The official representative of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, confirmed the receipt of the letter and said that the change in the name of Turkey in foreign languages ​​takes effect from the moment the request is received.

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According to Anadolu, Ankara wanted to change the former name of the country due to dissonance. In addition, in English, this word means “turkey.”

At the end of May, Norway officially changed the name of Belarus from Hviterussland (White Russia: from Norwegian hvite— “white” and Russland— “Russia”) to Belarus. “From today, International Day of Solidarity with Belarus, we no longer use the name Hviterussland in Norwegian. I was happy yesterday to tell Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the democratic movement, about this. We support the struggle of the Belarusian people for freedom and democracy, — said then Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeld.

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Tikhanovskaya called the decision of the Norwegian government not only symbolic, but also meaning constant support for democracy in Belarus.

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The White House confirmed the conduct of “cyber operations” against Russia

Earlier, the head of the US Cyber ​​Command announced a series of “offensive digital operations” in support of Ukraine. The White House said they do not see contradictions in cyber operations and a direct conflict with Russia .jpg” alt=”White House confirms 'cyber operations' against Russia” />

Any offensive cyber activity against Russia is not a violation of US policy to prevent direct conflict, said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean- Pierre.

So she commented on the statements of the head of US Cyber ​​Command, General Paul Nakasone, who previously told Sky News that the United States conducted a series of “offensive digital operations” in support of Ukraine.

According to the general, all “digital operations” against Russia are conducted under civilian oversight and in accordance with the policy adopted by the US Department of Defense. At the same time, Nakasone refused to go into details and confirm the legality of such actions.

Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, the number of DDoS attacks on Russian organizations has increased by times compared to the same periods last year.

The purpose of DDoS attacks is to disrupt the infrastructure of the attacked company. To conduct them, hackers use botnet networks or other methods to create an avalanche-like increase in requests to an online resource, increase the load on it to the maximum, and thereby disable it. Botnet networks can consist, for example, of infected computers that hackers use remotely without the knowledge of the user, or of other devices, such as “smart” speakers, etc. The size of botnet networks can reach hundreds of thousands of devices.

So, in March, the number of DDoS attacks increased by eight times, and most of the attacks were against banks— 35% of the total, experts from Kaspersky Lab found out. At the same time, a third of the attacks fell on state bodies, on educational institutions— almost every tenth (9%), on the media— 3%. In “Sberbank” in mid-May it was reported that in the “cyber war” more than 100 thousand hackers are involved against Russia

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In mid-March, the Ministry of Digital Development proposed to send the Central Bank a list of information systems that could potentially be the targets of cyberattacks. “Ministry of Digital Organizes Work on Filtering Foreign Traffic Using Technical Threat Countermeasures,” — a representative of the department told RBC.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden suggested that Moscow would respond with cyberattacks to anti-Russian sanctions. In his opinion, the government is “doing its part in preparing for potential Russian cyberattacks.”

The Kremlin denied the allegations. According to the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the Russian side “unlike many Western countries, including the United States, does not engage in banditry at the state level.”

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Are there killer waves?

In November 2020, scientists recorded the highest sea wave ever recorded. But a study confirming this fact was only published this year. The wave that made a splash in the scientific community was 58 feet (almost 17.7 meters) high.

A record wave was recorded off the western coast of Canada's Vancouver Island. It was measured using a special sensor buoy — it is part of a network of 26 similar devices installed on ocean coasts throughout North America. According to the researchers, the wave exceeded the height of a four-story building. Describing her size, they say that she was three times taller than any other near her. “Such waves look like a big block sticking out of the water with a high top and huge troughs in front of it,” said Scott Beatty, CEO of a company that operates a network of buoys. And the lead author of the study, an employee of the University of Victoria Johannes Gemmrichstated that such events occur once every 1300 years.

Extremely high waves, also called rogue waves, killer waves and even freak waves, were recognized by science as a phenomenon not so long ago, only in the last few decades. And before that for hundreds of years they were part of maritime folklore. Killer waves are unpredictable: they usually come unexpectedly, appearing as if from nowhere.

AiF.ru asked the head of the  layers of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Geographical Sciences Alexei Zimin:

“Extreme waves (the ninth shaft, killer waves, freak waves, cape rollers, etc.) — these are single, randomly appearing steep waves, the amplitude of which is several times higher than the average observed values. For quite a long time their existence caused a discussion among scientists, despite the significant number of incidents to which they led, and the many casual observers. But when the results of individual contact observations of extreme waves were obtained and their wide distribution in the World Ocean was revealed according to remote sensing of the Earth from space, the fact of their existence was recognized. 

Now this class of waves is being actively studied, the goals — concretize their geometric and dynamic parameters, identify areas of frequent occurrence and develop forecast methods. The main role here belongs to models that are developed using geophysical hydrodynamics. They allow us to understand the mechanisms of the origin and development of extreme waves, to generalize the results of global satellite observations.

Linear models were the first to be proposed, related to the processes of various types of focusing (spatial or related to the characteristics of the medium in which oscillations propagate) of wave energy. For the emergence of an extreme wave from the group of ordinary sea waves, in this case, either the interaction of waves of different nature moving in the same direction or the interaction of waves from different sources is required. Other favorable conditions — the presence of variable driving forces or specific propagation conditions (this can be a strong current, variable depth, non-uniform wind). 

But it often happens that the observed extreme waves have larger amplitudes than they should have, based on linear models. This is due to the fact that extreme waves are characterized by nonlinear dynamics. And the more intense it is, the more significant this influence. The speed of wave propagation becomes a function of their amplitude, which contributes to a more efficient interaction of individual waves. Now this direction is developing intensively. For example, it is shown that, as a result of the development of modulation instability, waves can “grow” more than 7 times!

Generalization of the results of long-term observations and the use of statistical models makes it possible to determine those areas of the World Ocean where anomalously high waves are most likely. This is very important for solving practical problems.

The harm from killer waves is obvious. They pose a threat to ships, their crews and passengers, as well as residents of coastal areas. It is assumed that extreme waves are involved in the disappearance of many ships in the past. Crews simply don't have time to react to them in order to change course and avoid capsizing.

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The lawyer estimated the chances of the inheritance of the third wife of Gradsky

The third wife of the Russian singer Alexander Gradsky, Olga Gradskaya (Fartysheva), has certain chances of receiving a share of the inheritance, said Channel Five. lawyer Sergey Zhorin.

“In principle, there are prospects, and here is why: despite the fact that the limitation period is three years, it is important from what moment it is calculated. It is calculated, that is, it begins its countdown not from the moment of dissolution of the marriage, but when one or another spouse found out or should have found out about the violation of his rights, — he said.

If the ex-wife can prove that she did not know about the existence of the property acquired during their life together, then the statute of limitations will not be violated, the lawyer specified.

Olga and Alexander lived together for more than 20 years and divorced in 2001 at the initiative of his wife. The eldest children of Gradsky were born in marriage: Daniil and Maria.

Alexander Gradsky died on November 28, 2021 at the age of 73. Experts estimate his inheritance at 400 million rubles, including a house, a summer residence, several land plots, and other property. According to the will, the widow Marina Kotashenko, their common sons Alexander and Ivan, as well as two children from Olga were declared heirs.

On May 1, it became known that Olga Gradskaya filed a lawsuit against Marina Kotashenko and her children. The lawsuit will have a preliminary hearing on June 27.

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From the Bolshoi Theater to the Metropol. 10,000 children were invited to Moscow

On International Children's Day, the Russian Children's Fund arranged a grand celebration for boys and girls.

The celebration began at the Bolshoi Theater, where the children were congratulated by the Chairman of the Russian Children's Fund, writer Dmitry Likhanov. The son of the initiator of the creation and permanent leader of the children's fund for many years, Dmitry became the successor of Albert Likhanov in February of this year, shortly after his father passed away.

Books and sweets

After Likhanov's performance, the little guests were shown a bright, lightly humorous opera by Rimsky-Korsakov “The Tale of Tsar Saltan” on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The composer, by the way, loved her very much. “I got to the aria of the Swans, — he wrote to the singer Nadezhda Zabela-Vrubel. — Suddenly, a surge of pride, complacency and admiration for one’s own creativity begins. Do you think how smart, poetic and beautiful I was then, of course, in the sense of music.

Spectators «Tales» waiting for a happy ending — even the villains were forgiven. And at the end of the performance, each child was presented with a gift from the Russian Children's Fund — books and sweets. After that, the boys and girls went to charity dinners — On June 1, they are hosted by the best Moscow restaurants, including the legendary Metropol. Further — the program is even more interesting and exciting: a tour of Red Square, a visit to the best museums in Russia: Historical, Cosmonautics… Many children from the Russian hinterland could not even dream of such a holiday.

Children at the Ice Cream Day in GUM. Photo: RIA Novosti/Ekaterina Chesnokova

Museums, theaters, circuses

The tradition of solemnly celebrating International Children's Day was established by the Foundation in 1987, when the then Soviet (since 1991 — Russian) Children's Foundation was founded. In 1989, it was he who initiated the signing and ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN General Assembly.

Today, RDF — is one of the oldest charitable organizations in our country, which has been helping children for 35 years, relying on its own branches in 75 regions of the Russian Federation and the help of volunteers. RDF works on 16 regional and 17 federal programs. Here are just a few of them: “Blind Children”, “Deaf Children”, “Frontline Children of Chechnya”, “Children of Beslan”, “Help for the Children of South Ossetia”, “Miles of Kindness”…

According to the program «June 1 — International Day of Defense Day» every year 10-12 thousand children from low-income and foster families, orphans and disabled people come to Moscow. Moreover, not only from cities and villages of Russia, but also from abroad. For several days, the guys visit theaters, museums, circuses, sights of the capital. They receive gifts, vivid impressions, a charge of vivacity and, of course, new friends.

Over the years, thanks to the foundation, 370,000 boys and girls from all regions of Russia have visited Moscow on International Children's Day. Those who most of all need help, attention and care.  

Festive program in honor of the International Children's Day at the festival “Fish Week” at the site in the metropolitan area of ​​Cheryomushki. Photo: AGN Moscow

Not only in Moscow

In 2022, the RDF invited 10,000 children who found themselves in a difficult life situation to the capital. Among them — refugees from Donbass, those whose parents died while on duty during a special military operation in Ukraine. Delegations of young guests arrived in the capital from the Krasnodar Territory, Vladimir, Voronezh, Kaluga, Leningrad, Ryazan regions — of 12 regions of Russia. 19 leading Moscow theaters introduced the young audience to the best performances. The Military Uniform Museum and the Moskvarium prepared a festive program for the children.

Sick children did not remain forgotten either. Those who found themselves at the Research Institute of Emergency Children's Surgery and Traumatology that day also received memorable gifts from the Russian Children's Fund.

Traditionally, International Children's Day was celebrated not only in Moscow. 75 branches of the RDF in the regions of the country organized and held their holidays, in which a total of 100 thousand children took part.

However, June 1 — a holiday not only for boys and girls, but also for adults , including & nbsp; those who help to prepare a cultural and entertainment program in museums, restaurants, theaters, excursion companies. Adults feel that hundreds of thousands of children need their support. And not only on June 1…

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Petrosyan visited the wounded participants of the special operation

People's Artist of the RSFSR, humorist Yevgeny Petrosyan visited the participants of the special operation in Ukraine, who are undergoing treatment at the Central Military Clinical Hospital named after. P.V. Mandryka in Moscow. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

He thanked the Russian military for the fulfillment of the assigned tasks. According to the comedian, this is important for the people and the country.

“I hope that we will come to the fulfillment of tasks as quickly as possible,” said Petrosyan.

He performed monologues in front of the military “We are special” and The Old Man and the Gadgets. In addition, the comedian signed autographs, talked with the participants of the special operation and took a selfie with them.

Earlier it was reported that the artists Vladimir and Marusya Levkin visited the participants of the special operation in the hospital. N.N. Burdenko in Moscow.

On May 11, Russian and Soviet singer Grigory Leps arrived in Donbass and performed in front of the wounded Russian military. According to the artist, he made the appropriate decision because of the desire to distract the soldiers from the hard everyday life.

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Bikers gave the ROC an icon of St. Peter of Cetinje from Montenegro

President of the All-Russian motorcycle club “Night Wolves” Alexander Zaldastanov (Surgeon) handed over to the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) the icon of St. Peter of Cetinje from Montenegro. This is reported by “360”.

The icon was brought to the capital's Cathedral of Christ the Savior from the Ostrog Monastery, located in Montenegro. The bikers were met by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. Together with the “Night Wolves” motorcyclists from Serbia and other European countries arrived at the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

It is noted that the icon was painted in the workshop of SRPSKA TRADITION — SHELL. Patriarch Kirill thanked the bikers for the gift, and also recalled the friendship of the peoples of Russia, Montenegro and Serbia. He spoke about the importance of supporting the Slav brothers and those who understand the historical significance of Russia in the struggle for the true freedom of states and the people living in them.

Earlier, Patriarch Kirill said that the separation of Orthodox people in Russia and Ukraine is out of the question .

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Evil microbe. Under the guise of a good cause, the United States artificially caused epidemics

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 22. Science tortures boys and girls too 01/06/2022

The United States is collecting biological materials in the post-Soviet space, studying the specifics of the spread of dangerous diseases, and developing bioweapons in Ukraine.

This was stated byVladimir Putin < /strong>at the CSTO summit. “As you know, in our common region, the Pentagon has created dozens of specialized biolaboratories and centers, ——  he said. And Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative Maria Zakharovareported that 30 laboratories of Ukraine were working to enhance the pathogenic properties of anthrax, plague and other deadly diseases.

The topic of US military biological activities on the territory of other countries has entered the international political agenda. During a special operation, the Russian military uncovered the facts of an emergency cleansing by the Kyiv regime of traces of a military biological program being implemented in Ukraine, which was funded by the US Department of Defense. Later, US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland acknowledged that there are facilities in Ukraine where Americans conduct research in the field of biology, and Washington is concerned that Russia will gain access to     them.

We climbed into all institutions

As Vladimir Putin said at the same CSTO summit, American biological laboratories in the post-Soviet space “are by no means engaged in providing practical medical assistance to the population of those countries where they have launched their activities.” Under the guise of a good cause, experiments are being carried out with pathogens in order to artificially cause epidemics.

Americans know how to take advantage of any situation. When the Soviet Union collapsed, they easily got into all the research institutes of the former republics. In 90s. life was hard, there were no reagents in the laboratories, scientists were sitting without a salary, institutions were falling apart. The Americans went to research institutes: let we pay you, and you continue to do research. For this, NGOs were created, through which scientific institutions and enterprises were controlled. George Soros — the one who recently called for the overthrow of President Putin, — on behalf of his foundation he financed many Russian scientists. Experienced scientists recall that due to  NPOs, they managed to travel quite a lot around the world: they trained local doctors, shared experience, fought infections in those countries where the Americans themselves were afraid to go. The money received for these business trips made it possible to make ends meet.

And  it seems there is nothing wrong with this (the iron curtain fell, international cooperation developed), but  the Americans just don do nothing. Entering  medical research institutes, they tried to integrate them in their research system. Its essence is that American scientists want to know where in the world what diseases exist. According to the official version, they need this in order to be ready for outbreaks of infections and in case of trouble, to help the local population in time. But, as it turns out now, under the guise of helping other countries, their specialists conduct research in the interests of their military department. For example, having learned that there are natural foci of some disease in the country (for example, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever), they study its pathogen, and then secretly, when necessary, throw it on the civilian population. And everything is disguised as a natural outbreak of infection. The purpose of such an operation may be to destabilize the situation, create panic, etc.

Dozens of biological laboratories are located in the post-Soviet space of the USA. There are they in Armenia, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan. Moreover, Russian scientists are not allowed into these research centers. And a laboratory was built in Georgia, where even Georgians are not allowed. According to  the former adviser to Saakashvili, Jeffrey Silverman, in this country, American scientists worked with bubonic plague. 

Enhance the functions of the virus

In Ukraine, representatives of the American military department (more precisely, the US Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency) paid the Ministry of Health to turn a blind eye to their activities, allowing them to do anything in biolaboratories. It was officially announced that the United States, in cooperation with the Ukrainian government, was working on the peaceful study of viruses, but then in the eastern regions, near Donetsk and Kharkov, outbreaks of pneumonia and other infections suddenly appeared. Apparently, it was planned to spray some kind of pathogens and from the air: recently, drones with containers and the necessary equipment were found in Kherson region.

And here is another shocking example. According to the information of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, from 2019 to 2021  American scientists from the laboratory of the city of Merefa in the Kharkov region conducted tests on patients of the regional psychiatric hospital. Potentially dangerous biological drugs were tested on them. Persons with mental disorders were selected according to age, nationality and immune status.

President of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” Mikhail Kovalchukcompared these experiences with the atrocities of World War II. “The Japanese, „Detachment 731“, were doing experiments in an absolutely inhuman way, — the scientist explained. — The Americans dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki without thinking about anything. Therefore, it doesn't cost anything for them to use us, the Slavs, as a biomaterial for experiments. And in fact, these are not experiments, but training in use of future biological weapons».

Sometimes the opinion is expressed that the Americans, among other things, develop “ethnic bioweapons” in  — — bacteria and viruses that selectively affect people of a certain nationality. In fact, it's impossible to  — this follows from some scientifically based patterns regarding genetics. However, in secret biolaboratories, where outsiders are not allowed to enter, and so there is something to do. For example, you can create a pathogen that is resistant to antibiotics. Or a microbe that will be more evil than usual. What do mean? There is such a term — Gain-of-Function. They are called studies aimed at artificially enhancing the functions of a particular virus. You can make the virus weaker, or, on the contrary, make it stronger, more evil.

Such research is officially prohibited. But, as we now know, there are scientists who believe that the generally accepted rules do not apply to them.

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