The Public Council visited the recruiting center of the Northern Fleet

There are special requirements for those wishing to serve on a warship

On June 29, a delegation of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation visited the reception and distribution center for conscripts in Severomorsk. It is here that recruits of the spring conscription from different regions of the country are now arriving. From here they will be sent to warships of the most powerful of the Russian fleets. However, not everyone will be able to get to serve as a sailor on a ship, as representatives of the Northern Fleet told the public.

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Conscription commissions in the regions send to serve in the Northern Fleet on the basis of medical indications and the conscript's own desire. But this, as practice shows, is not enough. At the reception and distribution point, the arrived conscripts are checked for two days. They undergo a medical examination again, after which they communicate with psychologists.

As the officers of the fleet told the members of the Public Council, the requirements for future military sailors are quite high. Therefore, up to twenty percent of the newcomers are eliminated. Sometimes more than at the recruiting office. The guys themselves admitted that each of them really wants to be “fit”.

Those who did not pass the selection at the reception and distribution center in Severomorsk are waiting for service on land. The Northern Fleet is not only ships. This is a whole huge military district with many units on the coast – air defense units, aviation, motorized riflemen, tankmen.

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The recruits were interested in the conditions of service, how leisure is organized, what about food. The guys are happy with everything.

And then the members of the Public Council went to sea on the base minesweeper “Yadrin”, in order, according to the old maritime tradition, by throwing flowers and wreaths into the sea, to honor the memory of the North Sea sailors who died during the Second World War.

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

An important part of the trip plan – communication with the personnel of the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great”. In the spotlight – conditions of service for military personnel, social security. The main task – do everything so that the defenders of the Russian Arctic and their families do not need anything, so that nothing interferes with the difficult naval service. 

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The ex-mayor of Kherson Kolykhaev was accused of undermining security: “Adapter and beast”

Underground bandits are being identified in the region

A series of terrorist attacks in the Kherson region seems to have forced the military-civilian administration of the region to seriously attend to the security problem. Over the past two days, two underground cells that were preparing terrorist attacks have been liquidated in the region. The former mayor of the city, Igor Kolykhaev, who was detained by the commandant's office of Kherson the day before, also fell under the distribution. Now the ex-official is waiting for a criminal case and, possibly, a prison. According to Deputy Chief Executive Officer Kirill Stremousov, Kolykhaev made attempts to influence the processes in the region and will now be punished for this.

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The closer the referendum on joining the Russian Federation scheduled for autumn in Kherson, the hotter the situation in the city. At the funeral of Dmytro Savluchenko, an employee of the Kherson State Administration, local authorities announced a real blitzkrieg to Ukrainian terrorists, promising to find and punish all those responsible. Today there was information about the detention of members of the territorial defense of Ukraine, who were preparing new terrorist attacks in Kherson. A cache with RPG-22 and ammunition was found in the basement of a private residential building. The saboteurs were led by an employee of the SBU, located in the western region of Ukraine. A video of the work of law enforcement agencies on the detention appeared on Telegram channels. “Where's the ammo?” – the security forces ask the detainee. “They are buried somewhere here, I dug it myself, well, it’s not mined here, guys,” he justifies himself.

The day before, an even more impressive arsenal with weapons was confiscated from another group, which also came to the attention of the security forces, including hand and anti-tank mines, grenade launchers and Igla MANPADS, as well as a stock of explosives. For operational work, employees of the Krasnodar OMON, working on the territory of the Kherson region, were involved.

As for the former mayor Kolykhaev, who continued to work in the city despite the fact that a military-civilian administration was already operating in Kherson, he is suspected of fraud with the budget. “I cashed out the budget of the City Council, stole millions, and gave people a penny,” Stremousov believes, “I sincerely believe that the law enforcement system will deal with the activities of this individual, against whom a criminal case was initiated in Ukraine for collaborationism.” Many residents of Kherson believe that Kolykhaev is indeed very corrupt. He is remembered as the man who closed two maternity hospitals in the city, thereby giving a monopoly on obstetrics to his close friend, the owner of a private maternity hospital, Yuri German, as well as repeated increases in public transport fares and poor performance of public utilities. It is proposed to punish Kolykhaev, for example, by deprivation of property: “He is a large landowner in the Kakhovka district,” says Elena, a resident in the Telegram channel, “And for some reason, his farms have not yet been nationalized, these lands still do not work for the people, why or who slips many thousands of hectares through their fingers?”

Deputy head of the CAA Kirill Stremousov in his next message stated that the Russian side and the Kherson region are guided not by a thirst for retribution, but by a fair attitude towards all people who have contributed to the creation or destruction of human morality. The head of the military-civilian administration, Vladimir Saldo, spoke more harshly about the former mayor: “an opportunist, ready, like a beast, to jump out and bite at any moment.”


The Ministry of Defense proposed to keep the former salaries of the shell-shocked military

Servicemen will be appointed to positions in the commissariats and military units

The Ministry of Defense proposed to keep the previous salaries of combat veterans who were forced to leave for a “decrease” for health reasons. The corresponding draft government decree is published on the portal of normative and legal acts.

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According to the draft resolution, it is proposed keep veterans of military operations salaries for their previous military positions, if the salary is lower at a new place of forced assignment. We are talking about military personnel who, during a special operation in Ukraine, received contusions, injuries, injuries and are now recognized as unfit for military service, but want to continue serving. and compensation. Wounded military personnel can also count on a monthly cash bonus in the amount of two monthly salaries for a military position. This, according to the military department, will allow “to ensure the maintenance of the level of monetary allowance not lower than the level of monetary allowance received before the injury.”

Recall that earlier, on the basis of a branch of the military hospital named after Vishnevsky, the first rehabilitation and educational center was opened for military personnel who, due to injury, will not be able to perform their duties in their main specialty. After complete recovery and completion of qualification courses, servicemen will be appointed to military positions in military commissariats, military units, institutions and organizations of the Russian Ministry of Defense.


Western media smashed G7 leaders for “failed” initiatives

“The G7 has a high level of cohesion when it comes to rejecting Russia”

The German-led G7 summit in the Bavarian castle of Elmau was the worst in recent some years. This position was expressed by observers of the American publication Politico. Journalists came to the conclusion that the leaders of the G7 countries did not agree on any issue brought up for discussion. An expert reveals whether the landmark summit really failed.

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The publication emphasized that the leaders of the G7 countries were not able to cope with any of the problems they considered during the summit. This, in particular, is about the situation in Ukraine, the food crisis, problems in the energy sector and the uncontrolled rise in prices. Moreover, the initiatives they proposed in most cases looked “contradictory” and “obviously doomed to failure.

Earlier, the German newspaper Die Welt also questioned the fact that the G7 countries are unanimous in their opinions. According to the publication, the differences became especially obvious during the last interview with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who once again declared complete unity and agreement in the association.

At the same time, it is noted that the G7 member states failed to agree on many issues, including the introduction of cap prices for Russian oil and limiting the import of gold from the Russian Federation.

“At the Western media there is one peculiarity: they tend to dramatize the splits in the ranks of their own politicians, – Alexei Makarkin, first vice-president of the Center for Political Technologies, professor at the Higher School of Economics, comments on MK. “Actually, there are various reasons for this. Including, if you write about splits, intrigues, then, as you know, this will attract more interest from readers.

The fact is that splits in the West have been written about for a long time. And, if you look at the number of such forecasts, then the NATO bloc should have collapsed long ago. Somehow this does not happen, the countries still agree.

There is another problem here. This is not so much about a split, but about the desire of Western countries to understand what is happening. Now the rules of the game are changing very quickly and seriously. If you remember, last year the main topic in the West was ecology. Today it is a confrontation with Russia. Therefore, probably, including in the G7, there are disputes about how to get out of this situation, how to match the old and new agendas. What to do if you seem to have already come to the conclusion that for the sake of the environment it is necessary to abandon coal, but for the sake of confrontation with Russia it is necessary to return to it? Moreover, all this happens not within a sufficiently long period (at least 5–10 years), but within one year.

According to the expert, one should not forget about the traditional contradictions between the United States and continental Europe. For example, it was really difficult for Washington to promote the program of deploying its missiles in Western Europe in the early 80s.

“There were numerous demonstrations because of this,” the political scientist continues. – A significant part of the political class was against, and the other expressed doubts. How difficult it was for America to mobilize the very same Germany for sanctions against the USSR because of Afghanistan, when mutually beneficial cooperation was established between the countries. It was difficult, but ultimately the collapse did not happen.

You need to understand that such criticality is part of Western political culture. It would be a mistake not to pay attention to these problems. But it is also wrong to exaggerate their role so as not to indulge in excessive optimism.

If we look, the G7, despite the fact that it cannot now reach any positive consensus decisions, at the same time, has a high level of cohesion when it comes to rejection of Russia. That same “collective West” that we talk about so much has now appeared. For example, even the possible accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO is supported by all members of the North Atlantic Alliance members of the G7.”

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Putin conquered Ashgabat with his saber

For the first foreign visit since the beginning of the special operation, the Russian president chose the Caspian summit

Vladimir Putin made a foreign visit for the first time since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, confirming his handshake. The leaders of the Caspian states — Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran, who expressed their readiness to develop cooperation and implement new joint projects with Russia, were at the same, and very large, table with the Russian president.

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Vladimir Putin began his visit to Ashgabat with a visit to the ruling dynasty of the Berdimuhamedovs. Father – Gurbanguly – just turned 65 on June 29, and it is clear that this is an important national holiday in Turkmenistan. The President brought gifts traditional for the East to Arkadag – inlaid sabers, testifying to the valor and courage of the ruler, as well as gilded chess, hinting at his wisdom. In return (already according to the Soviet tradition), the hero of the day put a small change in the hand of the VVP – a guarantee that sharp edged weapons would not become a cause for contention. Commitment to good-neighborly relations was already verbally confirmed by the son of Arkadag, the current president of Turkmenistan, Serdar. However, Putin spoke with Berdimuhamedov Jr. for just a few minutes: the leaders met less than three weeks ago, so there are no new topics for full-fledged negotiations yet.

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The main reason for Putin's visit to sunny (and the thermometer rose to 45 degrees Celsius) Turkmenistan was participation in the 6th summit of the Caspian states. This is the second departure of the Russian leader outside the Russian Federation in 2022 and the first since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine. The GDP itself drew attention to the unusual format of the summit. “This is almost the first face-to-face meeting since the beginning of the pandemic,” he clarified in an interview with Serdar. Despite the fact that for two years Turkmenistan stubbornly denied the existence of problems with the coronavirus and recommended its citizens to chew licorice root for prevention, sanitary measures at the summit were very strict. Journalists were not let out beyond the press center at all. And between the leaders and members of the delegations admitted to the meeting room, such an impressive social distance was observed that the table in the Kremlin, which gave rise to numerous memes, began to seem like just a toy.

Against the backdrop of passions raging at the recent G7 meeting in Bavaria, the agenda of the Caspian summit looked completely cloudless. (Especially since the conflict in Ukraine was not mentioned in principle). According to the organizers, the heads of Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Iran and Azerbaijan gathered to “exchange views on a wide range of issues” relating to the Caspian region. As a result, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, said that the special importance of the Caspian Sea is growing in the face of “an unprecedented global storm.” Serdar Berdimuhamedov spoke in favor of ensuring strong, long-term and indivisible security in the region. And Vladimir Putin called for deepening cooperation between the countries of the “five” in all areas – from politics to environmental protection. The Russian President offered the partners several concrete and easy-to-implement ideas, such as organizing a joint film forum and a traveling carpet exhibition. For this, according to him, it is necessary to instruct the ministries of culture “to bring together the masterpieces of carpet weaving, which all our countries are proud of.” More complex and long-term projects, designated by GDP, include the development of transport corridors and the growth of tourist flows.

It is really difficult to overestimate the transit value of the Caspian Sea for Russia in the current geopolitical situation – this is the main part of the North-South route, on which great hopes are placed under the sanctions. However, as has been noted more than once, neither Russian nor Iranian ports in the Caspian are now ready for an increase in cargo flows. As for the development of tourism, Russians can easily visit only one Caspian country – Kazakhstan. And that is thanks to its membership in the EAEU. They may not be allowed into Azerbaijan after visiting Armenia. In Iran, you must follow a strict dress code and refrain from alcohol (you can’t import it, there’s nowhere to buy it). And Turkmenistan does not welcome tourists in principle. However, after the new bans introduced by Berdymukhammedov Jr. and restricting the right of women to ride a taxi, wear tight clothes and dye their hair, it is unlikely that anyone but supporters of a rigid housing construction will want to go there…

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All leaders in their speeches emphasized the importance of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, adopted in 2018. However, none of them mentioned that this most important document for the region is still not in force, since it has not been ratified by the Iranian parliament. For Russia, the convention is of fundamental importance, since it stipulates a ban on the presence in the Caspian of the armed forces of non-littoral states. Based on this provision, Moscow hopes to conclude an agreement with partners “on the development of confidence-building measures regarding the military activities of the Caspian states” (in other words, on military cooperation). However, other countries are more interested in the economic use of the Caspian, the shelf of which contains up to 6.5 billion tons of oil and gas reserves in oil equivalent. Tehran, which received a smaller piece of this pie than neighboring states, feels offended and has not ratified the convention for the fifth year. Vladimir Putin was supposed to discuss this sensitive and delicate issue at a personal meeting with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the summit.


The news about the exchange of 144 prisoners was vigorously discussed in social networks

The main claim is the lack of information

The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, confirmed the information about a major exchange of prisoners with Ukraine. That is, at first, Kyiv reported about the fact of the exchange of 144 of our soldiers for 144 captured Ukrainian soldiers. That is, again, the information “overcome” remained with the Kyiv authorities. Why?


So, 144 of our servicemen are returning home from captivity, including fighters from the DPR, as well as the Russian army. Among them there are mobilized, that is, non-professional military, most – wounded who need help.

They were exchanged for 144 Ukrainian soldiers, among whom, according to Pushilin, there are ordinary nationalist battalions. “Their condition is deplorable: severe injuries, with amputation of limbs and other complications,” the head of the DPR specified. He explained why we took this step: “the enemy turned out to have very valuable servicemen.”

The explanations are very concise. Perhaps there are reasons for this. But the lack of official information always gives rise to rumors. So even now, on the networks, you can see information that among our military returned home are two Su-34 pilots, which, allegedly, was shot down back in March. Lots of bedridden. Among the returned mobilized in the DPR, it seems, there is even one musician.

What are they arguing about in social networks? No one objects to the fact that it is necessary to return their prisoners to their homeland. Indeed, it is enough to put yourself in the place of a mother, father or wife of a captured military man to understand how important it is – rescue from captivity.

But the fact that among those issued to Kyiv there are militants from the national battalions, including from Azov (recognized as terrorist, banned in the Russian Federation), outraged many. Military blogger Yuriy Podolyaka formulated this idea even harsher: “The Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine reports that among the 144 exchanged in the Zaporozhye region, 95 fought for Azovstal, and 43 of them were Azov militants. If this is true, and everything is very similar, then it is very difficult to come up with a greater spit in the face of soldiers at the front and residents of Donbass. …If this is called "denazification" Ukraine, then maybe it was not worth starting?»

On this occasion, the publicist Yulia Viyazeva wrote on the Telegram channel: “What are you dissatisfied with? By the fact that the leadership of the DPR sent to Ukraine those who would not go to Bandera today or tomorrow, while rescuing their fighters in need of treatment? …Personally, I am sincerely happy for those who have already hugged or are just preparing to hug their relatives.

Military reporter Alexander Sladkov also shared his opinion on social networks: there will be people who found it easier to kill the enemy than to take him prisoner. How will they be explained the topic: “You shed blood, and then it’s none of your business?”

In general, one conclusion suggests itself from the controversy in social networks, which was formulated in one of the paramilitary Telegram channels: why not clearly explain the situation with the exchange to the Russian society?

“We are very, very happy with each exchange and each of our servicemen who returned home. Just one question: why do we learn about this from Ukrainian sources? – the MIG Telegram channel asks. 


LPR officer appreciated the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to replace Tochki-U with American missiles

“Ukrainian military has almost no ammunition left for Soviet weapons”

Ukrainian armed formations for the first time attacked the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic using the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket system (MLRS). This was announced by the official representative of the LPR. The blow was delivered on June 28 at 07.20 from Artemovsk (Bakhmut) to Perevalsk. Ltd. Colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko commented on this unprecedented case.


– The shelling of the Luhansk People's Republic with the use of the HIMARS complex was recorded for the first time, – says the military leader. – Fragments were found at the impact site, ammunition was identified. Its range is 70 kilometers. He was equipped with a cluster warhead. Guidance is by GPS. This case suggests that now even the deep rear of the republic can be subjected to attacks from rocket systems, since ammunition for this complex is available at various ranges, up to 500 kilometers.

– No. This is a peaceful settlement, deep rear. However, it contains critically important civilian infrastructure facilities, on which the enemy tried to strike.

– The Armed Forces of Ukraine use the scorched earth tactics. The more civilian infrastructure they destroy, the more difficult and longer it will be to restore the republic. It is this goal that is being pursued.

– Of course, the amount of ammunition for Soviet weapons in Ukraine is depleted, which makes them beg for more and more new weapons in the West. But so far these are single samples that do not play a special role. The ammunition supplied to HIMARS is comparable to the Tochka-U complexes. Based on this, it can be assumed that Ukraine will systematically replace “Points” to American systems. It turns out that Kyiv is hitting civilians using American weapons. These are terrorist methods, and in this case the United States acts as a sponsor of the terrorists.


Zelensky’s adviser called the shocking amount needed to restore Ukraine

Commented by Oleg Ustenko.

According to Oleg Ustenko, economic adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the country will need a colossal amount of money to restore the economy and infrastructure.

About a trillion dollars will be needed for these purposes.

He estimated the direct losses of Ukraine from the NWO at $650 billion.

If we add indirect damage to this figure, the amount will increase by $1 trillion.

“We need these amounts&#8221 ;, – he said on television.

He estimated this amount at five annual GDP of Ukraine, noting that in 2021 this figure amounted to the maximum 200 billion dollars.

Currently, Kyiv receives about $5 billion in grants every month.

Before that, Zelensky cited the amount of $600 billion needed to restore the economy and infrastructure of Ukraine.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the representative Zelensky announced his desire to return Crimea by military means.

It turned out that Kyiv has changed its approach to the issue of returning the peninsula.


Media: China has reduced the supply of goods to Russia by almost 40%

After the start of the NWO, exports to Russia from China fell sharply.

After the start of the NWO, there was a sharp decrease in the export of goods from China to Russia.

At the same time, the PRC authorities did not support Western sanctions against Moscow.

A study by scientists reports a decrease in exports to the Russian Federation Peterson Institute for World Economics (Washington).

At the same time, there is a record growth in hydrocarbon imports from Russia to China.

Thus, after the start of the NWO, China became the second after the EU in terms of reducing the expert in the Russian Federation .

Experts are sure that the situation with China is connected with Beijing’s unwillingness to fall under the secondary sanctions of the West and drew attention to the risks of violating the expert’s control.

In total, China’s exports to Russia decreased by 38 % compared to the second half of 2021.

This corresponds to the average of countries that have not joined anti-Russian sanctions.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that China banned Russian & #8220;Boeing”.

At the same time, the media reported possible problems with Aliexpress.


Luxury or necessity? Ecological modernization in the new realities

The winners of the national award “ECOTECH LEADER 2022” were announced in Moscow. The award ceremony was held in the educational complex «ART.TECHNOGRAD». 28 companies were among the laureates. There were more than 100 applications sent to the competition from 85 regions of the country.

“I would like to especially note the high level of the projects submitted for the competition. It was difficult for the expert council of the award to choose the best. When determining the winner in one or another nomination, we were guided by the criteria of novelty, social and economic significance of the project, as well as efficiency in terms of environmental protection. I congratulate the laureates on the well-deserved victory, — commented, presenting the award, the Chairman of the Expert Council of the ECOTECH LEADER 2022 award Sergey Alekseev. 


Laureates of the National Award “ECOTECH LEADER 2022” steel:

In the nomination “Efficient Industrial Waste Management” — LLC "Arctic 2020" for the project “Use of waste from industrial enterprises in the construction of industrial facilities and roads in the Arctic regions of Russia” and JSC “Kraslesinvest” for the implementation of the project of the plant for the production of fuel pellets.

In the nomination “MSW processing” — LLC "VF "FID-D" for thermal demercurization vacuum unit URL-2m and LLC "AXALIT Soft" for the WINGSBE optical separator with NIR technology for automatic waste sorting.

In the nomination “Reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere” — GUP «Mosgortrans»for the project «Moscow electric bus» and PJSC “Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works” for the project “Reduction of harmful emissions of PJSC” MMK “; into the atmosphere».

In the nomination “Construction and operation of treatment facilities” — PJSC «Pipe Metallurgical Company» for the development of a project for a multi-stage water treatment system by AQA and LLC “LUKOIL-Komi” for the construction of treatment facilities for domestic and rainwater from industrial sites NSh-1,2,3 NShPP “Yareganeft”.

In the nomination “Successful international project on ecology” — LLC «VIR-TECHNOLOGY» for VIR-technology (Recycled Use of Roofing Material).

• In the nomination «Best Environmental Program» — Polar Branch of PJSC «MMC «Norilsk Nickel»for the project «Clean Norilsk» and the Environmental Management Foundation/Eco-Fund for the environmental program “School of Recycling: Electronics”. .jpg” height=”533″ width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />


In the nomination “Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving” — PJSC «Sredneuralsky copper smelter»for the construction of a steam turbine plant (STP) to use the steam potential of the waste heat boilers of Vanyukov furnaces.

• In the nomination “Digital solutions for the environment” — LLC “RG-Soft Project Consulting” for the development of software products RG-Soft “Regional Operator” and RG-Soft “Garbage disposal” and “Innovative Ecological Platform” LLC for the “Fandobox” vending machine.

In the nomination “Protection and restoration of forests” — JSC «Mikhailovsky GOK named after A.V. Varicheva» for the implementation of the afforestation project on the territory of the Shchigrovsky forestry (Timskoe district forestry), National Research University «MIET» for the development of an autonomous signaling device for detecting fires and NPO “Russian Climate Fund” for the implementation of the Forest for Climate project.

In the category “ESG Transformation” — International Eco Fashion Association (IAEF)for a project to develop a system for collecting clothes for recycling using the solutions of the Planetality platform.

• B nomination “ESG Breakthrough” — LLC "EuroChem-VolgaKaliy" for the project «ESG — with concern for the environment».

In the nomination “Perspective”; — Segezha Groupfor Russia's first high-rise wooden houses.


In the nomination “Alternative energy and sustainable development of hydropower and other RES” — JSC «Novomet-Perm» for high-temperature corrosion-resistant equipment for lifting geothermal waters "Geyser".< /p>

In the nomination “Responsible consumption in retail. Packing and container» — SPLAT Global for the launch of BIO-REFILL stations for the purchase of BioMio household eco products in reusable containers.

In the nomination “Rational use of land” — LUKOIL-Volgogradneftepererabotka LLC for the project of liquidation of sludge reservoirs and biological reclamation of anthropogenically disturbed territories of treatment facilities.

In the nomination “Conservation of biodiversity” — Eco-Express Service LLC for the project “Preservation of the biodiversity of the thicket ecosystems of the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland”.

 In the nomination “Ecomonitoring” — LLC “ServiceSoft Engineering” for the development and implementation of automatic control systems for emissions/discharges of pollutants (ASNKV/ASNKS).

In the nomination “Effective environmental management” — LLC «Brewing Company "Baltika"" for the launch of biological local treatment facilities.

• In the nomination «Ensuring the sustainability of the supply chain» — JSC «OPTICOM» for the project «Paper Turner».

• In the nomination «Ecotourism» — SUN VILLAGE Arkhyz Park Hotelfor the development of ecotourism and the creation of a nature-oriented facility in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

As part of the event, a strategic session “Environmental modernization in the new realities: an unaffordable luxury or a perceived need?” was also held. Industry experts took part in it. During the event, important issues were discussed, for example, the priorities of domestic industrial companies in the new environmental agenda, as well as how import substitution will help environmental modernization.

«Award— a platform for caring people who represent companies, technologies, projects. People-creators for whom ecology — the norm of life and a look into the future, creating the foundation for the country's environmental security. We contribute to the development of domestic tourism by creating a nature-oriented hotel in the mountains of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic. Arkhyz is rightly called the pearl of the Caucasus. Young, dynamically developing resort. Arkhyz has all the conditions for ecological, cultural, educational, sports recreation all year round, and I invite everyone to visit us, in the mountains of the Western Caucasus”, — said Elena Grishina, founder of the Park Hotel « ;SUN VILLAGE Arkhyz», member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.

«We have been running our federal project Ecology of Russia for the sixth year already, we have written more than 100,000 materials on the topic of ecology, eco-innovation, ecotourism, we ourselves held a large number of events. It is gratifying to see that even in such difficult economic conditions there are enterprises, and there are many of them, who continue to modernize. Ecology and import substitution — two main vectors of development of the world economy today. And all the speeches at the strategic session, the words of the award winners at the awards ceremony underline this idea, """"underlined Nikolai Tereshchenko,Advisor to the General Director of JSC «AiF», head of the project «Ecology of Russia».

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In what cases will a car be fined for throwing garbage, and in what cases will a car be confiscated?

On June 29, deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation adopted in the third reading a law toughening administrative responsibility for environmental pollution for Russians. This was reported by TASS. 

What is the essence of the law?

Firstly, the law increases the fines for throwing garbage in the wrong place not only for pedestrians, but also for those who throws garbage bags out of the windows of cars or dumps waste on an industrial scale using heavy equipment.

Secondly, a vehicle can be confiscated for a second violation (not everyone).

Thirdly, violators will be caught like in the traffic police, with the help of camera traps.

How will the violations committed without a car be fined?

So, for violations committed without cars, citizens can be charged from 2 to 3 thousand rubles (currently 1-2 thousand are provided). For a repeated violation, fines will increase from 2-3 thousand to 3-5 thousand, and if the offense caused harm to people's health, you will have to pay 5-7 instead of 3-4 thousand rubles.

What is the fine for garbage disposal? from the car?

If the waste was unloaded or dumped from a car, motorcycle or trailer in the wrong place, then the law provides for the following fines:

  • for citizens — from 10 to 15 thousand rubles;
  • for officials — from 20 to 30 thousand rubles;
  • for legal entities — from 30 to 50 thousand rubles.

For a repeated offense threatens:

  • for citizens — from 20 to 30 thousand rubles;
  • for officials — from 40 to 60 thousand rubles;
  • for legal entities — from 60 to 100 thousand rubles.

What threatens for illegal dumping of garbage by trucks and tractors?

If garbage discharge is carried out from a truck, trailer or tractor, then the fines will be: 

  • for citizens — from 40 to 50 thousand rubles;
  • for officials — from 60 to 80 thousand rubles;
  • for legal entities — from 100 to 120 thousand rubles.

In case of repeated violation:

for citizens — from 60 to 70 thousand rubles;

for officials — from 80 to 100 thousand rubles;

for legal entities — from 150 to 200 thousand rubles.

In what cases can a vehicle be confiscated?

According to the text of the law, the confiscation of transport — is an extreme measure that applies to persistent violators, those who have already been held administratively liable for illegal export and dumping of garbage.

It is noted that « confiscation of a vehicle that is a tool for committing an administrative offense” is provided only for officials and legal entities who took out garbage to forests and ravines with heavy equipment or cars.

The document does not provide for the choice of — fine or confiscation. In any case, officials and legal entities will have to pay the above administrative fines and say goodbye to the car for repeated violations of the law.

How will camera traps work?

It is planned to record violations in the field of environmental protection and nature management from using special technical means — so-called camera traps with the function of photo and video shooting.

As stated in the explanatory note to the law, they will work day and night. It is assumed that camera traps will be placed in places where municipal solid waste is likely to be dumped. Also, specialized camera traps will be installed in the neighborhood, which will automatically work with any movement.

“Previously, automatic cameras were used to catch only violators of the Rules of the road and landscaping. And now, if a car gets into the lens, from which garbage is thrown in the wrong place, this may become a reason for initiating an administrative offense case, "mdash;  Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation Irina Belykh.

According to Belykh, now, if a car gets into the lens, from which garbage is thrown in the wrong place, it can become reason for initiating an administrative case.


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Rosobrnadzor accredited the first school in Zaporozhye

Secondary school No. 15 of Melitopol became the first educational institution accredited according to Russian standards in the Zaporozhye region. This was reported in the press service of Rosobrnadzor.

The head of the department, Anzor Muzaev, noted that school No. 15 was the first to receive an accreditation certificate in accordance with Russian law, now it has the right to issue certificates of graduating from Russian school. With this document, graduates will be able to enter any Russian university or continue their education in colleges.

Also, the message of Rosobrnadzor says that 4.4 thousand certificates were brought to the school for the 9th and 11th th classes, including 400 certificates with honors and medals for them, as well as printers for filling them out.

“In Melitopol and other cities and regions, electronic and paper magazines, and also, the personal files of schoolchildren and teachers were destroyed or taken out by the previous administration. Currently, work is underway to organize the passage of the final certification for local graduates and give them the opportunity to continue their education,” the agency said.

Also, Rosobrnadzor offered schools and colleges of the liberated cities, to take as a basis the experience of school No. 15 of Melitopol for issuing certificates and diplomas to graduates and organize a basic school for final certification. digital diplomas and certificates.

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The father of the Moroccan sentenced to death asked Putin to pardon his son

Taher Saadoun, the father of a Moroccan citizen sentenced to death in the Donetsk People's Republic, Brahim Saadoun, turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking him to help pardon his son, RIA Novosti reports.

“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, we really hope that you will help pardon our son and return a smile and calmness to our family, which believes that Ibrahim got involved in this war for no reason,” Taher Saadoun wrote in a letter to Putin.

Recall, on June 9, the Supreme Court of the DPR sentenced the British Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, as well as the Moroccan Bragim Saadoun, who participated as mercenaries from Ukraine in hostilities, to death.

Representatives of Morocco previously sent a request for communication in the case of a convicted mercenary from this state, which was granted.

Earlier it was reported that one of the three mercenaries sentenced to death in the DPR, citizen Maro kko, revealed psychopathy.

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The work of the crews of Mi-35 helicopters during a special operation in Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation showed the combat work of the crews of Mi-35 multi-purpose attack helicopters of the Western Military District Army Aviation during a special operation in Ukraine.

The Army Aviation Crews of the Western Military District (WMD) continue to carry out tasks to destroy armored vehicles and objects military infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, escort of military columns, delivery of troops, military cargo and air support of units. As a result of regular combat missions, strongholds of command and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed. height=”57″ width=”103″ style=”display: block;” />

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A draft ban on the sale of plastic utensils on Lake Baikal was submitted to the State Duma

Deputies of the State Duma submitted for consideration a draft law, according to which retail sales of disposable plastic bags and tableware are prohibited in the central and buffer ecozones of the Baikal natural territory, TASS reports.

It is proposed to ban sell disposable bags, bags and bags made of polymeric and combined materials, as well as crockery, cutlery and other types of disposable goods made of various types of plastic.

Earlier, the State Duma adopted in the second and third readings a bill on handling recycled. It introduces an obligation for Russians to ensure the separate collection of secondary resources.

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Court in Moscow arrests lawyer of journalist Safronov

The Cheryomushkinsky Court of Moscow has taken into custody lawyer Dmitry Talantov, who represents the interests of journalist Ivan Safronov accused of high treason.

Talantov was detained in Udmurtia and taken to Moscow on Wednesday. A criminal case was opened against him for spreading deliberately false information about the RF Armed Forces based on political hatred. The court arrested him until August 21.

According to Interfax, Talantov's defense asked for a milder measure of restraint, for example, house arrest. Now the lawyers intend to appeal the decision to arrest their client.

Earlier, a court in St. Petersburg sent a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church Dmitry Kurmoyarov into custody for two months, who is accused of spreading fakes about the Russian army.

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Digital transformation. Why do teachers need additional training?

The digital age means not only that graduates of schools and universities will have new skills, but and that the approach to organizing their learning will change. However, not every teacher today can introduce modern technologies into the educational process. In order to do this, teachers must first be taught how to restructure teaching based on requirements dictated by the world and state.

The theme of the transformation of education was touched upon at the tenth international legal forum, which takes place from 29 June to 1 July in St. Petersburg. Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Agency for Legal and Judicial Information (RAPSI) Olga Bindabecame a participant in the discussion «Personnel — our everything: training and development of specialists in legal regulation of the digital economy and cybersecurity». During speech at the event, she emphasized that educational standards and additional training of teachers will reduce the shortage of legal personnel in the digital transformation of the state.

“One of the tasks of the current program of the national digital economy is to reduce the shortage of personnel, primarily legal ones. To solve this problem, it is necessary to develop new educational standards and programs taking into account digital demand. You should also pay attention to the training of teachers so that they are ready to conduct classes using digital competencies, — said the expert.

Olga Binda noted that the current situation with the development of digital technologies poses new challenges to citizens. The state has a different task —  protect them. It should educate the population, train specialized specialists and develop a system of ethical standards.

“It is worth remembering the digital ethics of the future. Here, lawyers must develop a system of legal norms to protect people, while not  creating artificial barriers to progress, — noted the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of RAPSI.

During the session, the experts also discussed the training of lawyers for the digital block and the digitalization of law. They agreed on the opinion that standard IT-structures are obligatory for study for all specialists, regardless of the nature of their activity.

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In Russia, they spoke about the success in the development of combat lasers

Russia is 3-5 years ahead of the leading powers of the world in creating technologies for solid-state nitride combat lasers, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said at the Future Engineers forum.

« I will give you one secret. It really was about our serious achievements in the field of nitride lasers, we have made a very serious start in relation to even world achievements. I think that this backlog – about 3-5 years, – RIA Novosti quotes the words of an official.

Borisov specified that Russian developers were able to find interesting technical solutions, including the transmission of the necessary specific power over long distances, as well as the retention of the laser beam.

Recall that in May, the Deputy Prime Minister spoke about the tests in the Russian Federation of a combat laser, which can destroy and damage unmanned aerial systems at a distance of five kilometers.

He also announced the start of serial deliveries of the Peresvet combat laser complex, capable of incapacitating satellites in orbits up to one and a half thousand kilometers high.

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Combat Khodakovsky commented on the exchange of prisoners with Ukraine

Commander of the battalion “Vostok” Oleksandr Khodakovsky commented on the exchange of prisoners with Ukraine.

“Fulfilling the decision of the Commander-in-Chief, I contributed to the accumulation of the exchange fund, which the Commander-in-Chief did not dispose of for his own interests, and here’s another thing: when the conditions for surrender in Mariupol were negotiated , it was taken into account that we would crush them, but some more of ours would die, & ndash; wrote the battalion commander in his Telegram channel.

According to him, when exchanging prisoners the approach is not one to one, but somewhat different.

“They (the Ukrainian military – ed.) also died, but this does not make it any easier for us, – Khodakovsky commented.

Earlier, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that an exchange of prisoners took place between the Donetsk People's Republic and Ukraine in the format of 144 to 144.

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Medinsky told why there will be more history lessons in Russian schools

Russians need to study history to prevent “unpredictability” in the present and future. This was noted in an exclusive interview for by the head of the Russian Military Historical Society, Vladimir Medinsky, speaking about the reasons for the increase in the number of history lessons in schools.

“During the period of perestroika, our society for some time lost its immunity to hostile myth-making and falsification of history. Paradoxically, this was partly due to the high level of education and the general interest in history in society. It ended, I repeat, with the collapse of a single country, », — said Vladimir Medinsky.

Note that from September Russian schools will start studying history from the first grade. Also, the subject will become mandatory in all higher educational institutions of the country.

According to the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergey Kravtsov, the issue of introducing an additional course “Russia” in schools is being discussed. my story».

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“Do not intimidate, but exterminate!” How a sadist became a hero of Ukraine

In October 2007President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenkoby his decree «for outstanding personal contribution to the national liberation struggle for freedom and independence of Ukraine and in  ;connections with 100th anniversary of birthday and 65th — creation of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army” * posthumously awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine” To Roman Shukhevych. In August 2011, the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine declared Yushchenko's decree illegal. Nevertheless, in the summer of 2019, the administration of president Vladimir Zelensky declared that Yushchenko’s decree, which made Shukhevych a hero, was in effect.

Killer at nineteen

Future “Hero of Ukraine” Shukhevych was born on June 30, 1907 in the town of Krakovets, Austria-Hungary (now — Lviv region, Ukraine). From 1920 he lived in Lviv, studying at the Ukrainian gymnasium. For some time, Evgeny Konovalets rented a room with the Shukhevychs, founder and head of the Ukrainian military organization (UVO). The organization operated on the territory of the former Austria-Hungary in Galicia, which has been under the control of Poland since 1920. As a result of communication with the ardent nationalist Konovalts, young Shukhevych developed strong nationalist convictions, and in 1925 he joined the UVO. In then the activity of this organization was reduced mainly to "expropriation" property and political assassinations. Members of the organization saw signs of “betrayal of the nation” in every legal action. Already in the fall of 1926, a 19-year-old UVO militant Shukhevych shot Sobinsky, a Polish school curator in Lviv. The punishment was avoided.

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By the time of the creation of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) * in & nbsp; 1929, Shukhevych served an urgent service in the Polish army. There is also evidence that he at the same time Stepan Banderawas trained at the Italian school of scouts, but they are not reliable enough. In any case, Shukhevych possessed very specific skills. Ukrainian nationalists did not hide their goals. The then-published OUN brochure stated in plain text: “Do you need blood? — Let's give a sea of ​​blood! Terror required? — Let's make it hellish! There is no ethics in  struggle!».

While studying at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute, Shukhevych led many anti-Polish actions, arson of the houses of Polish colonists, attacks on police stations, attempts on officials. In 1931, he organized the assassination of a deputy of the Polish Sejm Tadeusz Golufko, whom the leaders of the OUN considered a Polish chauvinist. Three years later, he participated in preparation for the assassination of Polish Interior Minister Bronisław Peracki. During the trial of Bandera, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, Shukhevych was given only four years. In 1938, he was released under an amnesty, and he immediately left for Nazi Germany. There he passed a course at a military school and received his first German officer rank.

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In 1940, a split occurred in the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. The main disagreements that arose between the two factions, one of which was headed by Bandera, and the other Andrey Melnik, were not of an ideological nature. There were only differences in tactics and personal relationship issues. Nevertheless, the Melnikovites and Banderaites soon began to shoot each other. At the beginning of the war, when the Red Army left Lviv, and the Wehrmacht units had not yet entered the city, one of the leaders of the Bandera OUN appeared there, he was also the deputy commander of the Abwehr sabotage unit of the Nachtigal battalion. Roman Shukhevych. 30 June 1941 year, when the battalion entered Lvov, the nationalists proclaimed the creation of “Ukrainian state, allied great Germany, led by Bandera. On the same day, pogroms began, during which more than 5,000 men, women and children, mostly Jews and Poles, were killed. But soon, parts of the Wehrmacht appeared in Lviv, and the leadership of Nazi Germany considered Ukrainian lands only as a territory for colonization. Bandera and Melnik, who were in Krakow, were placed under house arrest, but Melnik was soon released. The  appeals of the Melnikovites to nationalists on this occasion said: “Moscow's provocation failed.” Banderiada received in Lvov itself on the forehead».

A "great patriot" Shukhevych and "Nachtigal" continued to fight on the side of the Germans even when they learned about the accession of Galicia to the general government (Poland). In the autumn of 1941, most of the disbanded Nachtigal battalion joined the 201st Schutzmannschaft Battalion — German Auxiliary Police. The battalion was commanded by a German supervisor officer, and Shukhevych became deputy commander.

Shukhevych is sitting second from the left among the foremen of the Nachtigal battalion. Source: Public Domain


From March to December 1942, the battalion operated on the territory of occupied Belarus, participated in punitive operations against partisans and civilians. Only for 9 months of stay in Belarus, according to their own reports, “Ukrainian Legion” (as the punishers from the 201st security battalion called themselves) destroyed about two thousand Soviet partisans. In the summer of 1942, Shukhevych reported on "his exploits" Metropolitan Sheptytsky: “Your most holy excellence. Things are going well with us, the Germans are satisfied with our work, and already in the autumn soldiers began to scatter from the battalion. At the very beginning of 1943, the personnel of the 201st security battalion were ordered to return to Lviv. Privates were fired from the service, and the officers were arrested, but then released, and Shukhevych managed to escape.

Soon an agreement was reached between the German command and Ukrainian nationalists that the newly created Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) would protect railways and bridges from Soviet partisans and support all activities of the German occupation authorities. At the same time, the UPA declared its main task to be the preparation of an uprising, which was to begin at a favorable moment, when the USSR and Germany would exhaust their forces in the war.

Roman Shukhevych in Volhynia in 1943. Source: Public Domain

As for the fighting against the Germans, they were mostly theoretical. Moreover, the UPA commander Shukhevych warned his fighters against attacking the Nazis. The research institutes of military history in Germany claim that they do not have materials about any losses of the Wehrmacht inflicted on it by underground groups of Ukrainian nationalists. The number of the OUN-UPA, according to different sources, in different periods of time ranged from several thousand to several hundred thousand. It is even more difficult to calculate the number of victims of Bandera: researchers give numbers from 120 thousand to a million people, half of whom are Ukrainians.

Even the Germans were horrified by the crimes of Bandera during the war. But and after it, Ukrainian nationalists continued their atrocities. It was then that Shukhevych addressed members of the UPA: “Don't intimidate, but exterminate!” We don't need to be afraid that people will curse us for cruelty. Let half of  — there is nothing terrible about it. On March 5, 1950, Shukhevych was killed while trying to detain Shukhevych. A few years later, as it seemed then, the Bandera underground was finished forever.

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Reuters learned about the chances to solve the problem with Kaliningrad transit

The EU countries are close to reaching a compromise on the transit of goods to the Kaliningrad region, the agency reports. The region may be excluded from sanctions, an agreement can be reached as early as July alt=”Reuters learned about the chances to solve the problem with Kaliningrad transit” />

Deliveries of goods through Lithuania to Kaliningrad may return to normal within the next few days, two sources told Reuters. According to them, European officials are close to a compromise solution with the Baltic states on this issue.

According to the agency, European officials are discussing the exclusion of the Kaliningrad region from the current sanctions regime, and an agreement could be reached in early July if the conditions are accepted Lithuania.

One of the sources gave the date as July 10, another said it could happen next week.

“Putin can exert much more pressure than we can. It's in our interest to find a compromise,” — said one of the interlocutors of the agency.

According to one of the sources, a compromise could be to exempt shipments between Russia and Kaliningrad from sanctions on the grounds that they are not international trade in the full sense. This relief can only be introduced on the condition that sanctioned cargoes are used exclusively in the Kaliningrad region and not sent further by sea.

As Reuters writes, it has proved difficult for Europe to maintain strict sanctions against Russia and avoid escalation with her. Therefore, European officials, with the support of Germany, are looking for a compromise in order to resolve one of the many conflict issues with Moscow, one of the agency’s interlocutors emphasized.

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Reuters also recalls that the military of Germany is stationed in Lithuania, which may also be drawn into a confrontation with Russia along with their NATO allies. “Europe's largest economy is also heavily dependent on Russian gas and would be vulnerable to any supply cuts should the Kaliningrad issue escalate,” highlights the agency.

The list of goods prohibited for transportation through Lithuania takes 66 pages. The list includes perfumes, cigars, iron and steel products, products for the aviation and space industry, household appliances worth more than €750, sound recording equipment worth more than €1000, musical instruments worth more than €1500.

Lithuania claimed that it did not intend to establish a blockade of the Kaliningrad region, but only enforces European sanctions without imposing new restrictions.


June 25, Lithuanian MEP Petras Auštrevičius announced the discussion of a draft document allowing the transportation of sanctioned goods from Russia to the Kaliningrad region. “Lithuania is not mentioned in the document, but by default it is clear that it affects Lithuania if Lithuania agrees to it,” — he clarified.

However, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said that he had decided not to make concessions to Russia. “Lithuania must maintain and will maintain control over the goods transported through its territory, and there can be no question of any “corridors”,— he said.

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Kyiv announced the largest exchange of prisoners with Azovstal

The parties exchanged according to the formula “144 to 144”, Kyiv called the exchange the largest. Later, the fact was confirmed by the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stating that Kyiv had “very valuable servicemen” in captivity

The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced a new exchange of prisoners with Russia. According to the Ukrainian side, the number of prisoners of war exchanged included those who surrendered from the Azovstal plant. in Mariupol. The message was published on Facebook (its parent company Meta was recognized as extremist and banned in Russia) by the Ukrainian agency.

«Of the 144 released— 95 defenders of Azovstal. Among them— 43 servicemen of the Azov regiment (its symbols are recognized as extremist in Russia and are prohibited. — RBC)»,— according to the report.

According to the Ukrainian side, this is the largest exchange since the beginning of the Russian special operation.

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine specified that among the exchanged 59 fighters of the National Guard (which includes the Azov battalion), 30 military personnel of the naval forces, 28 military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 17 border guards, nine members of the territorial defense and one policeman.

< p>In Kyiv, they indicated that 23 officers and 69 military personnel of sergeants and foremen returned to Ukraine. The oldest of those released was 65 years old, the youngest— 19. “Most of the liberated Ukrainians have severe injuries: gunshot and shrapnel wounds, explosive injuries, burns, fractures, limb amputations,” — said in management.

The exchange was confirmed by the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin. “Today, we are returning home 144 fighters of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Russian Federation who were captured by the enemy. We handed over to Kyiv as many prisoners from the armed formations of Ukraine, most of whom were wounded, — he wrote in the Telegram channel. According to him, among the exchanged “ordinary nationalist battalions” with severe wounds and amputations.

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Pushilin explained that “very valuable military personnel” were captured by the Ukrainian side, most of them were wounded and needed medical assistance.

RBC sent request to the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

The Supreme Court of Russia earlier postponed consideration of the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office to recognize the Azov battalion as a terrorist organization. until August 2, RIA Novosti reported.

Earlier in June, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Yulia Paevskaya (Taira), who was captured in mid-March in Mariupol, had returned to Ukraine. According to, she was a member of the extremist organization Right Sector, MK, banned in Russia. wrote that she participated in the operation of the Ukrainian forces in the Donbass and helped the Azov battalion. Deputy Head of the Ministry of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov noted that the Ukrainian woman “was exchanged for our very serious guys.”

On the eve of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced the exchange of 17 Ukrainian prisoners for 15 Russians.

The Ministry of Defense announced the completion of the surrender of the Ukrainian military from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol on May 20. Then the last group of Azov fighters surrendered, a total of 2,439 Ukrainian soldiers left the plant. from the command about the right to “go out and save your life.” According to him, after that, Kyiv faced the second task— return the prisoners alive to Ukraine.

The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that the scenario of the exchange of Russian military for prisoners from Azovstal allowed.

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The US Treasury reported on the blocking of Russian assets for $ 330 billion

The US Treasury reported on the blocking of Russian assets worth $330 billion in 100 days. Of these, $300 billion are assets of the Central Bank of Russia, the rest belong to individuals and companies. The US Treasury indicated that it blocked luxury real estate and ships associated with Russians and organizations that fell under sanctions

View of the building of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Assets of the Russian Central Bank for about $300 billion, as well as other related more than $30 billion in assets with Russia, the US Treasury Department said in a statement.

Blocking is handled by the Working Group on Russian Elites, Proxies and Oligarchs (REPO), which includes representatives from various Western countries. In addition to the assets of organizations and Russians that fell under sanctions, the restrictions affected luxury real estate and yachts: Amadea (in Fiji she was associated with Russian businessman Suleiman Kerimov), Tango (US authorities associated her with Viktor Vekselberg), Amore Vero (French authorities associated her with Igor Sechin, Rosneft said that Sechin was unaware of the existence of his company, which owned the yacht Amore Vero), Rahil (Superyachtfan— site with Arkady Rotenberg) and Phi (FT— with the founder of the telecom operator in the Ural Federal District “Motive” ; Vitaly Kochetkov).

In addition, REPO “limited Russia's access to the global financial system, making it more difficult for Russia to purchase technologies” that can be used in the conduct of a special operation in Ukraine, the US Treasury notes.

The Group is also making efforts to ensure that various organizations comply with the sanctions imposed on Moscow and that it does not have the ability to circumvent the restrictions.

“In carrying out this work, we seek to maximize the impact of sanctions on these individuals and legal entities, while protecting the market from the side effects that affect global commodity markets and food supplies that Russia has disrupted,— said in the message of the US Department of the Treasury.

Russia considers accusations of disruption of agricultural supplies and rising energy prices unfounded. The reasons for these problems, President Vladimir Putin called the erroneous policy of Western countries. He offered to help solve the food crisis in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against Moscow.

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However, the United States noted that it is illegal to confiscate blocked assets, in particular those belonging to the Central Bank of Russia. “I think it's only natural, given the massive destruction in Ukraine and the huge rebuilding costs they're going to have to face, that we'd look to Russia to help pay at least some of the cost,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

Regarding the assets of Russian businessmen, the US authorities assumed that they would not return them to their owners, said Jake Sullivan, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security.

Vladimir Putin, commenting idea to transfer Russian assets to help Ukraine, said that the actions of Western countries are theft and it is “for good” will not bring.

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Swedish Foreign Ministry responds to fears that Turkey will block NATO membership

Swedish Foreign Minister Linde considered that “there is no need to worry too much” that new problems will arise with Turkey on the issue of the country's membership in NATO. The Swedish media wrote that Turkey could still veto

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Fears that Turkey will again block Sweden's NATO membership are greatly exaggerated. This was stated by Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde in an interview with Sveriges radio.

“I think we've worked so hard on this that we don't have to worry too much about further problems coming up. But it would be unreasonable of me to say that nothing will come up at all,— she said (quote from Reuters).

Earlier, the Swedish newspaper SvD wrote that Turkey could again veto Sweden's entry into NATO. Thus, Turkey demanded the extradition of 33 people whom it considers terrorists, to which Linde responded with a categorical refusal.

Turkey agreed with Sweden and Finland that it would support their bid to join NATO on June 28 during a meeting between Finnish and Turkish Presidents Sauli Niinistö and Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

NATO the next day formally invited Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. Now the entry of Sweden and Finland will have to be approved by the parliaments of 30 countries— members of the military-political bloc.

Stockholm and Helsinki announced their intention to join NATO after the start of Russia's special operation in Ukraine. Both countries emphasized that their decision was due to the changed security situation.

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Still against Turkey spoke out against the membership of Sweden and Finland, demanding that they extradite members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), whom it considers terrorists, close down all organizations associated with the PKK, and provide guarantees.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the upcoming entry of Finland and Sweden would serve as a signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin that the doors of the alliance remain open and now he will “get more NATO at the Russian borders”, although he sought the opposite.

Membership of Finland and Sweden “will change the whole situation in the Baltic region,” he noted.

Putin, in turn, warned that the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO could aggravate the already “difficult situation in the field of international security.” ;. According to him, Russia will be forced to respond if additional military infrastructure appears on their territories. However, he pointed out that “Russia has no problems with these states, and therefore, in this sense, the expansion of [NATO] at the expense of these countries does not create an immediate threat.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry considered the expansion of the alliance “especially destabilizing factor in international affairs».

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Pushilin explained the exchange of prisoners with Ukraine

According to Pushilin, several “ordinary nationalist battalions” were exchanged, most of the Ukrainian military were wounded. He added that “very valuable servicemen” were captured by Kyiv

The exchange of prisoners with Ukraine took place, 144 servicemen of Russia and the DPR returned home, head of the republic Denis Pushilin said in his Telegram channel. Earlier, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced the exchange, indicating that those who had surrendered from the Azovstal plant were among those who returned from captivity. and fighters of the national battalion “Azov” (its symbols are recognized as extremist in Russia and banned).

“Our main task— rescue of the fighters who took part in the liberation special operation. The enemy turned out to have very valuable servicemen,»,— Pushilin wrote.

According to him, prisoners were handed over to Ukraine, most of them wounded, “several of them— privates of the nationalist battalions.

In Kyiv, they said earlier that the exchange took place according to the formula “144 for 144”. 95 soldiers from Azovstal returned to Ukraine, including 43 soldiers of the Azov regiment.

Ukraine was handed over 59 fighters of the National Guard (it includes the Azov battalion), 30 military personnel of the naval forces, 28 military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 17 border guards, nine members of the territorial defense and one policeman. Kyiv called this exchange the largest since the beginning of the Russian special operation.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Ukrainian forces received from the command “a signal to get out and save their lives.” After that, Kyiv faced the task of returning the captured Ukrainian soldiers alive, he noted.

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The court arrested the Udmurt lawyer defending Ivan Safronov

A court in Moscow arrested the Udmurt lawyer Dmitry Talantov, who defends Ivan Safronov, the Cheryomushkinsky District Court of Moscow sent Dmitry Talantov, president of the Bar Association of Udmurtia, under arrest. He is suspected of publicly disseminating false information about the Russian army based on hatred or enmity

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On Wednesday, June 29, the Cheryomushkinsky Court of Moscow arrested lawyer Dmitry Talantov for two months on suspicion of publicly disseminating false information about the Russian army based on hatred or enmity (part 2 of article 207.3 of the Criminal Code), RBC was told in court .

During the court session, prosecutor Yana Radzhabova demanded that the trial be closed because of the possibility of disclosing the data of the preliminary investigation and possible pressure on the expert who conducted the linguistic examination. The state prosecutor mentioned that the case file contains a response from the General Staff of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which is not subject to disclosure.

Under this article, the lawyer faces a fine of up to 5 million rubles, forced labor for up to five years, or imprisonment for up to ten years with imprisonment the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to five years, the press service of the Investigative Committee reported.

According to investigators, in April of this year, Dmitry Talantov posted on his page in one of the social networks, under the guise of reliable messages, deliberately false information about the activities of the Russian military participating in a special operation in Ukraine. Searches were carried out at the place of work and at the place of residence of the lawyer.

In the fall of last year, another lawyer, Ivan Safronov— Ivan Pavlov (included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of foreign media agents). Then he announced that he was leaving Russia.

A criminal case was initiated against Pavlov on the disclosure of preliminary investigation data. According to investigators, Pavlov handed over to the Vedomosti newspaper the decision to bring Safronov as a defendant and informed reporters about the testimony of a secret witness under the pseudonym Lander. Even at the stage of the preliminary investigation, Alexander Chaban, the head of the investigation in the case of Ivan Safronov, forbade the defense lawyers to make extracts from the case of treason. Last December, Pavlov announced that a treason case had been opened against him.

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Simonyan published a letter from the father sentenced to death in the DPR to Putin

The father of Moroccan mercenary Ibrahim Saadoun, who was sentenced to death in the DPR, asked Russian President Putin to help pardon him, calling him a “victim of manipulation.” The Kremlin said they did not see the appeal

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The father of a Moroccan sentenced to death in the DPR, Ibrahim Saadoun Taher, contacted the Arabic editorial office of the RT television channel and asked that a letter be sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to pardon his son. The text of the appeal was published by RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan on Telegram.

Ibragim’s father writes that his son came to Ukraine in 2019 “exclusively to continue studying.” For three years, he traveled to Ukrainian cities “in accordance with the requirements of his educational institution.”

“Because of his youth, he did not have sufficient life experience and did not know how to choose the right social circle for himself <…> In 2021, due to Ibrahim’s young age and lack of life experience, he was fraudulently recruited into the Ukrainian army on a contract basis. At the same time, he did not notify us and did not consult with us, — noted Taher Saadoun.

He noted that his son's environment contributed to the formation of a different personality in him, “fueled by his youthful enthusiasm and youthful rejection of established norms.”

< p> The man assured that Ibrahim “fell in love with Russia since childhood” and even learned Russian, but could not go to study at a Russian university due to financial difficulties.

Ibrahim Saadoun's family did not suspect that he was transferred to the front line when Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine, as they “completely lost contact with him at the end of March”, but were “delighted” to learn that he was captured by the military of the People's Militia DPR.

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Saadoun thanked the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, for allowing him to be present at the meetings of the Court of Appeal, and assured that he believes in the justice of the republic, but stressed that Ibragim is a “victim of manipulation.”

“We we very much hope that you will contribute to the pardon of our son and return a smile and calmness to our family, which believes that Ibrahim got involved in this war completely in vain,— said in an appeal to Putin.

The Kremlin said that they had not yet seen this appeal. “No. Haven't seen it yet»— Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told RBC.

On June 9, the Supreme Court of the Donetsk People's Republic sentenced to death British citizens Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, as well as Moroccan Ibrahim Saadoun, accused of participating in hostilities on the side of Ukraine as mercenaries.

They were accused under Part 2 of Art. 34 (commission of crimes by a group of persons), art. 323 (forcible seizure of power or forcible retention of power) and Art. 430 (mercenarism) of the Criminal Code of the DPR.

Pinner, Aslin and Saadoun partially pleaded guilty in court on charges of mercenarism.

British Foreign Minister Liz Truss condemned the sentence of British citizens to death in DPR, calling this court decision fictitious and illegitimate.

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What do the decisions of the NATO summit mean for Russia?

NATO leaders agreed to increase the rapid reaction force in Europe by almost eight times, and also officially invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance. What does this mean for Russia and what could be the answer? ” alt=”What do the NATO summit decisions mean for Russia” />

How NATO will be strengthened

On Wednesday, June 29, the leaders of the NATO countries at the summit in Madrid agreed to increase the size of the alliance's rapid reaction force by almost eight times— up to 300 thousand people. Now it is 40 thousand fighters, who should be ready to start combat missions within 15 days. Until 2014, it was planned that the scale of such forces would not exceed a division and amount to about 13 thousand military personnel.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the increase will take place in 2023. He explained that the countries of the alliance will prepare and finance these forces for the defense of certain territories in the east. NATO forces will be deployed in different countries to defend specific areas of the territory of the alliance members. The bloc plans to place heavy equipment and weapons on the border with Russia.

On the same day, US President Joe Biden said that the US military presence in Europe would be strengthened, the deployment of US troops would change to meet modern realities. In particular, Washington intends to increase the number of rotational units in the Baltic countries and deploy an additional brigade of more than 3,000 soldiers and officers on a rotational basis in Romania. The headquarters of the 5th US Army Corps will be located in Poland, and two squadrons of fifth-generation F-35 fighter-bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons will be sent to the UK. The number of American destroyers based in Spanish Rota will be increased from four to six. These ships are equipped with Aegis (Aegis) systems and are part of the US-deployed global missile defense system. In addition, the United States is going to deploy additional air defense assets in Germany and Italy.

After the collapse of the USSR, a significant part of NATO forces was reduced to non-combat-ready units, that is, forces that are not capable of immediately engaging in battle, said Ilya Kramnik, a researcher at the Center for North American Studies at the IMEMO RAS, an expert of the Russian Council on International Affairs, in a conversation with RBC. The available NATO Rapid Response Force is, however, very limited. As for their increase to 300,000 people, most likely, it is not about the number of combat-ready units, but about creating opportunities for the rapid deployment of new units, Kramnik suggested. That is, additional military bases with a set of weapons will be equipped, where you can quickly transfer personnel already trained to work on this equipment. “For example, a base with a set of equipment for a brigade is being deployed. Through this base, a certain number of military personnel are annually trained on this equipment. Accordingly, everyone who has passed this training can be gathered and put on alert within a few days, — the expert explained.

Such bases will appear, most likely and first of all, in the countries of Eastern Europe from Poland to Romania, Kramnik believes. “At the same time, many NATO countries have already increased military spending and, apparently, will increase the size of their armies. In particular, previously reduced divisions will be recreated in Germany, — noted the expert. According to him, the heavy weapons that the countries of the alliance can deploy,— these are main battle tanks, artillery installations with a caliber of more than 100 mm, multiple launch rocket systems, armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, etc. “That is, what was limited under the CFE [Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, in which Russia suspended participation in 2015],” — summed up the expert.

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How NATO plans to expand

NATO leaders also officially invited Finland and Sweden to the alliance (claims against Turkey were withdrawn on June 28) and called Russia the most significant threat to the security of the alliance countries and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region. Russian President Vladimir Putin has failed to close NATO's doors, Stoltenberg said Wednesday: “He's getting the opposite of what he wanted. President Putin will deal with the broader NATO alliance after the entry of Sweden and Finland into the alliance.

In mid-April, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev wrote on his Telegram that an increase in the number of NATO members from 30 to 32 would lead to the fact that “Russia will have more officially registered adversaries.” “If Sweden and Finland join NATO, the length of the land borders of the alliance with the Russian Federation will more than double. Naturally, these boundaries will have to be strengthened. Seriously strengthen the grouping of ground forces and air defense, deploy significant naval forces in the waters of the Gulf of Finland, — summed up the ex-president, concluding that “we can no longer talk about any non-nuclear status of the Baltic states”; balance must be restored.

  • The decisions of the Madrid NATO summit were recorded in a declaration. It states that the heads of state of the alliance met in Madrid at a time when “the war returned to the European continent”, so the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the unity and basic principles of the alliance, in particular, “the commitment to the Washington Treaty, including Article 5, remains ironclad.” (this article says that an attack on one of the members of the alliance is an attack on all).
  • Russia is mentioned 13 times in the declaration (China – once), in particular, it is indicated that the Russian Federation is “the most significant and direct threat to security, peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region.” This is also fixed in the NATO strategy approved at the summit. NATO allies strongly condemned Moscow's actions in Ukraine, calling them a violation of international law, and called on Moscow to immediately cease hostilities and withdraw troops from Ukraine, they called on Belarus to stop supporting Russia.
  • Ukraine was promised by 30 NATO countries political and practical support, in particular the acceleration and increase in the supply of non-lethal weapons.
  • In addition to strengthening the rapid reaction units, NATO leaders decided that each country would approve its own military development plans, which would strengthen the overall capability of the alliance. To develop the technologies used by the alliance, a special accelerator and innovation fund will be created that will unite the efforts of governments, the private sector and scientists.
  • Special measures of political and practical support for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Moldova will also be developed.

How Russia will respond

The deployment of additional NATO forces in Eastern Europe will lead to compensatory measures on the part of Russia, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov commented on the decision of the alliance. Moscow has the possibilities and resources to ensure its own security 100%. “We will not remain in debt, as they say,” — Ryabkov noted. Those who propose solutions to strengthen the military presence of the North Atlantic Alliance in Eastern Europe “are under the illusion that Russia will be able to be intimidated, somehow restrained,” & mdash; says Ryabkov. “That's what they can't do,” — he concluded.

“In principle, Russia has something to answer, but the growth of the military budget— this is a rather heavy burden on the economy, and there are many questions about how adequately it is possible to economically provide this increase in forces, — warns Kramnik.

  • On June 29, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on the states & mdash; NATO members to increase military spending in light of the events in Ukraine. “We need all allies to dig deeper [into their reserves] in order to increase deterrence and secure defense in the coming decade. [Defense spending in the form of] 2% [of GDP] has always been considered a minimum amount, not a ceiling, — he said.
  • In mid-May, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that the EU countries will increase defense spending by €200 billion.

We will have to attract more military personnel under the contract, buy more and modernize the entire set of equipment, Kramnik predicts. In terms of the number of both people and weapons, the Russian army is not very focused on confrontation with NATO, just like the countries of the alliance today are not ready to fight with Russia. “Here is a big question about the possibility of economics” who is better able to support the increase in strength, & mdash; summed up the expert.

For Russia, the strengthening and expansion of NATO does not mean anything good: the northwestern direction is becoming the main threat, says the editor-in-chief of the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine. Reserve Colonel Viktor Murakhovsky. “In that direction against Norway there is a separate army corps and the joint strategic command “North”. Obviously, they will have to be strengthened and the appropriate strike means should be placed there,»,— explained the military expert.

According to the decree of the President of Russia, which entered into force in 2018, the number of the country's Armed Forces is set at 1,902,758 people. Of these, 1013628— military personnel. This is about 400 thousand contract soldiers, about 270 thousand conscripts and a certain number of officers, Murakhovsky recalled. “In all likelihood, a presidential decision will be needed to increase the size of the peacetime army by at least 20%. NATO is growing every year, and it is impossible to leave this unanswered,— concluded the expert.

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The United States did not see the need for contacts with Russia on NATO forces in Europe

Kirby: The US has not informed Russia about plans to strengthen its military presence in Europe The US has not contacted Russia on military presence in Europe and believes that this is “not necessary”, said John Kirby

John Kirby

The United States did not inform Russia in advance about its plans to increase its military presence in Europe. This was stated by the coordinator for strategic communications of the National Security Council (NSC) John Kirby, reports CNN. he said.

Pentagon official Celeste Wallander, who deals with international relations, told reporters that NATO's announced measures do not violate any treaties with Russia, including the founding treaty Russia — NATO.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance will increase the rapid reaction force from 40 thousand to 300 thousand people by 2023.

He indicated that these forces will be trained and financed by different states — NATO members to defend the territories of the alliance on the eastern flank. The bloc's plans also include an increase in battle groups and deployment of military equipment in forward positions.

NATO countries at the summit in Madrid adopted a new strategic concept for the next ten years, identifying Russia as “the main threat to security.”

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An increase in the number of NATO troops Stoltenberg announced two days earlier. Prior to this, the newspaper El Pais, citing sources, wrote that during the NATO summit, the countries will discuss increasing the number of military alliances stationed in Europe.

The Kremlin said that the Russian Defense Ministry is developing plans to strengthen the country's western borders in response to strengthening of the North Atlantic alliance on the eastern flank.

On June 29, NATO also officially invited Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. Their membership will have to be approved by the parliaments of 30 countries— members of the military-political bloc.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, warned that the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO could aggravate the already “difficult situation in the field of international security.” According to him, Russia will be forced to respond if additional military infrastructure appears on their territories.

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