Former US Ambassador Sullivan called the wife’s illness the reason for leaving Russia

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The European Commission refused to consider tourism as one of the fundamental human rights

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Tourist trips to the EU countries are not are one of the fundamental human rights, European Commissioner Ylva Johansson said at a briefing. Therefore, the EU decided to completely stop the visa facilitation with Russia.

“Now there are no grounds for trust. There are no grounds for Russia's privileges from the European Union, — stressed Johansson.

She also said that the EU will soon introduce new rules on the refusal and annulment of visas. Now each individual country of the European Union will be able to refuse a Russian citizen a visa if he considers that this person threatens national interests or internal security. On the same grounds, it will be possible to revoke already issued entry documents. Priority will be given to people who have a good reason for traveling to Europe, and tourists will be considered last.

The decision to cancel visa facilitation means that that now the Russians will spend more money on the visa fee (€80 instead of €35) and wait longer for a decision on the application (the period will increase from ten to 45 days).

About the suspension of the agreement on the facilitated chapter procedure The EU Foreign Ministries agreed at an informal meeting in Prague at the end of August. They were unable to agree on tighter limits— a complete ban on the entry of tourists from Russia. The Ukrainian authorities, as well as representatives of some European countries, called for such a step. One of the main supporters of a complete ban was the Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, who also stated that “visiting Europe— it is a privilege, not a human right».

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US announces India’s openness to oil price ceiling

Deputy Finance Minister Wally Adeyemo stressed that India is considering the possibility of joining the imposition of a cap on Russian oil

India is open to the idea of ​​imposing a price cap on Russian oil— the measure by which a number of Western countries hope to deprive Russia of increased revenues from a jump in energy prices and at the same time not cause a new increase,— U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told Bloomberg.

“This weekend I was encouraged by a message from India's oil minister that they are considering joining,”— he explained.

However, he added that even if some countries do not decide to join the initiative that the G7 member states are promoting, they will still have more opportunities to negotiate price reductions in the future.

On Monday, the Minister of Oil and Gas Hardeep Singh Puri reported that India is aware of the proposal of the G7 countries to limit the price of Russian oil and will carefully consider it.

India has been actively buying Russian oil since April, wrote Nikkei Asia. Then imports amounted to 390 thousand barrels per day, in May— 650 thousand barrels, in June— 980 thousand (according to Reuters— 950 thousand).

At the beginning of the summer, Russia became the second largest oil exporter to India, overtaking Saudi Arabia in terms of supplies. Iraq came first. Reuters then wrote that the interest of buyers from Europe in oil from Russia decreased against the backdrop of sanctions, so India got the opportunity to make purchases at a big discount.

Read on RBC Pro Pro You can trade remotely on Chinese marketplaces. What You Need to Know How To Pro The Loser Scenario: Who's Affected And How To Avoid It follow the Iranian path in the IT sector >G7 countries have agreed to introduce a ceiling on the cost of Russian oil on September 2. This means that companies will refuse to insure and provide financial support for tankers with Russian oil if it costs more than the agreed ceiling.

The G7 finance ministers did not indicate its size in the final communiqué: “The initial price limit will be set at a level based on a set of technical data and will be determined by the entire coalition prior to implementation in each jurisdiction.

According to the Institute of International Finance (IIF), 90% of the ships in the world are insured by the British “International Group of Clubs Mutual Insurance» (International Group of P & I Clubs). Britain is one of the countries participating in the G7.

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Plant your tree. The annual campaign “Save the forest” has started in Russia

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 36. It's just tough 07/09/2022 Story National projects

70 million trees are planned to be planted this year in different regions of Russia. Purpose – prevent deforestation.

A unique resource

Now the total area of ​​forests in Russia – 1.2 billion hectares, which is almost a quarter of the world's forest area. At the latest UN climate conference, President Vladimir Putinemphasized that forest ecosystems – it is a unique resource that helps fight global warming. At the end of 2021Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia Alexander Kozlovapproved a plan for adaptation to climate change in the field of nature management. The list of activities included fighting forest fires, as well as reforestation and afforestation.

“Forests play an important role in sequestering carbon and regulating the Earth's climate system, – says Head of Science and International Cooperation Department of Rosleskhoz Vladimir Dmitriev. – To reduce the impact of the greenhouse effect, preserve the water content of rivers and biodiversity, various programs for reforestation have been adopted in many countries. In Russia, within the framework of the national project “Ecology” the federal project “Preservation of forests” is being implemented. His goal – to ensure a balance of retirement and reproduction of forests in the ratio of 100% by 2024».

How a forest is restored

The main threat – these are logging and forest fires, which often cause irreparable damage. They destroy millions of hectares of forest. Although there has been significant progress on this front. According to Rosleskhoz, the area of ​​forest fires in the first half of 2022 is almost 2.5 times lower than in the same period last year: 1.7 million hectares against 4.1 million hectares. All this became possible thanks to the prompt detection and elimination of forest fires. This was facilitated by an increase in the number of forest firefighters from 24,000 to 27,000 people, an increase in forest air patrol hours to 52,000 flight hours (+66%), and an expansion of ground patrols to 1.2 million km. Also, as part of the implementation of the national project, the regions were equipped with Russian-made forest fire equipment by 93%.

At the same time, the reverse process – reforestation – long and laborious.

“On average, the restoration of forests can take from 4 to 15 years, depending on the area and type of forest species, – explains Vladimir Dmitriev. – In each region, specialists plant local breeds adapted to natural conditions. There are special nurseries in which the necessary planting material is grown. It is created from quality seeds that are resistant to weather conditions, pests and diseases. At different stages of forest life, it is necessary to carry out various activities, including agrotechnical and silvicultural care. The number of these departures depends on the forest zone, the intensity of growth of weeds and other factors.

There are several ways of reforestation after the death of forests from fires, deforestation, diseases, insects and other causes. Natural reforestation is carried out by nature itself, a person only takes care of the young, mineralizing the soil, enclosing the site. Artificial includes harvesting seeds of forest plants, growing planting material, clearing the site, preparing the soil for crops and planting them, and carrying out agrotechnical care. This is done until the forests are able to develop on their own. The combined method includes both types. For a specific forest area, the method of reforestation is selected according to certain criteria established by the Ministry of Natural Resources. By the way, according to Roslesozashchita, in the upcoming harvesting season, more than 60 tons of seeds and 2.1 tons of improved seeds can be harvested. They will be used to grow seedlings of spruce, pine and fir. Most of the seeds will be harvested in Bashkortostan, Mari El, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Zabaikalsky, Primorsky, Khabarovsk Territories, as well as Sverdlovsk, Irkutsk and Kirov regions.

According to the new rules, which came into force this September, compensatory reforestation can be carried out on the territory of other subjects of the Russian Federation if there are no suitable sites in the region.

As for specific figures, more than 1.2 million hectares of forest have been restored in 2021. This is 110% of the area of ​​felled and dead trees. The volume exceeded the established figure by more than 100 thousand hectares. In 2022, reforestation is planned on an area of ​​1.3 million hectares.

In order not to reduce the rate of reforestation after 2024, there are plans to extend the “Forest Conservation” project. until 2030.

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Rowans in the Arctic

Since 2019, in support of the national project “Ecology” Every year the campaign “Save the forest” takes place. From August to November, in all regions of the country, under the guidance of local forestry, volunteers plant a young forest. The action is supported by bloggers, show business stars and business representatives. So, last year it united 1.2 million volunteers from all over the country, who planted 70 million seedlings. And in just three years of the project, 150 million trees have been planted. Events are organized by ANO “Garden of Memory”, VOD “Volunteers of the Forest” with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia and the Federal Forestry Agency.

This year, the start of the campaign “Save the forest” was given in the Komi Republic at the first forum-festival “Arctic. The ice has broken in the city of Usinsk. Participants and guests of the forum, including well-known artists, planted 85 mountain ash on the Three Generations Square. Each planted tree of the “Arctic Volunteers Alley” will represent one of the subjects of the Russian Federation.

The region for the opening of the next reforestation season was not chosen by chance. Now there are about 30 forest fires in Komi, covering an area of ​​over 6,000 hectares. Hundreds of people were involved to fight the fire, including paratroopers, workers of forest fire stations, etc. Dozens of helicopters and planes were also involved. Restoration of lost Arctic forests after fires in the – extremely urgent task.

“Forest, and especially tundra forests, – this is our environmental shield. I am not exaggerating when I say that the planet is critically dependent on the healthy forest ecosystems of the polar regions. That is why it is so important to restore forests in the Arctic. It's nice that our youth is actively involved in this, – noted Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Anoprienko.

In such large-scale actions, the help of residents of the entire country is really needed. And it is not necessary to go to Komi to help preserve forests. Tatarstan, Chuvashia, Bashkortostan, Karelia, Dagestan, Leningrad and Tula regions have already joined the action. and others. started with an eco-run of volunteers and participants of the youth forum “Ecosystem. Protected area. After that, 350 birch trees were planted in the Elizovsky forestry.

«The reforestation campaigns we are implementing have become so massive that we decided to create a movement – “Forest Volunteers”. Anyone can join it by taking part in the activities of the “Save the Forest” campaigns. or The Garden of Memory. The forest occupies a special place in the ecosystem. And Russia – world leader in forest area. We need to protect and regularly restore our powerful and at the same time fragile natural resource, – said the General Director of the ANO «Garden of Memory» Olga Stepchenko.

It's easy to take part in the campaign and plant a tree. It is enough to register on the site, choose a convenient location and time. Detailed information can be found on the website savemles.rf.

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Rakova spoke about the training program for employees of emergency complexes

All employees of Moscow's future emergency hospitals will undergo a unique training program that includes more than 70 areas, said Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Moscow Mayor for Social Development.

According to Rakova, the main non-staff specialists of the Capital Health Department, as well as specialists from the Recruitment Center and practicing doctors participated in the development of the training program.

“In addition to completing educational programs, all employees of emergency centers will undergo additional training on the formation communication skills, communication with the patient in a stressful situation, improve teamwork skills. This will help them to interact more effectively and smoothly for the common goal of – providing high-quality and fast care to patients», – added the deputy mayor of the capital.

Rakova noted that the training program provides both remote and face-to-face classes, which will be held in different formats and at several sites. According to her, one of the main stages of training will be working out a protocol for medical evaluation of patients.

Earlier, in Moscow started recruiting personnel for new emergency inpatient facilities, which will operate on the basis of the six largest hospitals in the city. Anastasia Rakova said that 2,000 specialists are required for the positions of doctors, paramedical and non-medical personnel.

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Three is the norm. Will Russia become a country of large families

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 36. It's just tough 07/09/2022 Story National projects

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This data was provided by Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikovaat the last meeting of the State Council on social support of citizens. And this is the merit of the measures that the state has been taking since 2006, when maternity capital was introduced, and which were then systematically extended and expanded.

Will we grow?

Now in the Russian Federation there are almost 146 million people. According to the calculations of Rosstat, by 2036 the population of Russia will be over 150 million. This is if the state manages to overcome the negative processes of population decline. If it fails – the situation will develop according to an unfavorable scenario, and we will become almost 10 million less – about 134 million. What measures are needed to avoid the worst-case scenario? First of all, it is support for families with children at the state level. This is exactly what the national project “Demography” is aimed at.

In order for the country's population to at least not decrease, each family should have an average of 2 children. Now the total fertility rate is 1.5 children per woman. This, of course, is better than it was in 1999-2000, when it fell almost to one. Then, after the introduction of maternity capital, the birth rate began to grow.

The new goal – increase in the number of large families. As reminded by Russian President Vladimir Putin, having many children has always been a historical tradition for Russia. “We need to bring this tradition back. It must establish itself as a norm, as a value orientation for society and as the most important priority for the state, – noted the head of state. And the high status of such families should be supported by the state.

A title for mothers

This work has already begun. For example, since 2022, women awarded the title of “Mother Heroine” (have given birth to and raised 10 or more children), will receive 1 million rubles. This title is now equated with the Hero of Russia and the Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation. ­Parents who raise 7 or more children will be awarded the Order of Parental Glory; and receive 500 thousand rubles. And those who have 4 or more children in the family will be awarded the medal “Parental Glory” and will pay a lump sum of 200 thousand rubles.

True, such large families are still an exception. That is why it is so important to build effective state support for families with children, from pregnancy to the end of school. So that young parents do not postpone the birth of children. In addition to financial support (maternity capital, child benefits, mortgage payments), it also provides assistance to young mothers in finding work with flexible hours, opening new nurseries, free hot meals for children in schools.

In addition, today ­family can open their own business (hairdressing, repair and sewing workshops), concluding a social contract with the state and receiving assistance up to 350 thousand rubles, and for the development of personal subsidiary farming – up to 200 thousand rubles

How the region will help

It is important that federal support measures are supplemented by regional ones. For example, in Yamal, at the birth of a second child, regional maternity capital in the amount of 150 thousand rubles is issued; at the birth of the third and each subsequent child – 500 thousand rubles These funds can be spent on the purchase of housing in an apartment building, reconstruction or construction of a private house – but only in the county. Matkapital can also be used for medical care for parents or children in medical organizations.

In the Novgorod region there is a family capital “First Child”, payments to school, a social card “Care”.

In the Kaluga region, after the introduction of state support measures (maternity capital, social benefits), every year 1.2 thousand parents become large families. And before it was no more than 200–300 a year.

Families are in great demand for a new payment of 450 thousand to pay off the mortgage. About 366 thousand large families have already used it.

Not only money

Now the country has the largest number of families aged 30 years. These are just families that can plan the birth of a second and third child. And the state can support them in this so that there will be even more families with many children.

It is important for people not just to give birth to a child. Many calculate the possibilities for its education. Therefore, it is so important to develop the availability of free clubs, sports sections, and recreation in children's camps.

It is also important to develop affordable healthcare, preventive programs to maintain the reproductive health of young people.

Of course, the situation is not easy. After all, over the past 10 years, the number of women who are of reproductive age has decreased by 4.5 million (these are the results of the demographic gap of the 1990s, when the birth rate fell sharply) and now stands at 7.5 million. Therefore, for completely objective reasons, the number of children born decreased. But this negative trend can be reversed. The main thing is that it is not always only money that determines how many children there will be in a family. Although support measures that involve the payment of large sums and are long-term, are very effective. But no less important are traditions, values, people's ideas about the family. And if parents are ready and want to have many children, you need to support them with all your might. After all, their children, who grew up in a large family, will then also create large families in the image of their parents. And our country will gradually be able to get out of the situation of the extinction of its own population.

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“Children bring color.” Large family – about support measures

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 36. It's just tough 07/09/2022 Story National projects

What help can families with many children count on? In addition to the measures provided for by the national project “Demo­graphy”, there are many regional and other ones. 

The fact that the family will have at least three children, Dariaand Aleksey Khnychevthere was no shadow of a doubt from Nadym. Many­families in the region – rather the rule, not the ­exception.

«Everyone has three»

«Initially, my husband and I planned that we would have a big family, – says a 33-year-old mother of many children. – All of my friends have three children. The support of the region is very conducive to birth. Plus, they allocate financial assistance from work.

In 2022, the family took advantage of regional compensation for rest and recreation. The Khnychevs rested in the Krasnodar Territory.

“When you travel with a large family, you need a large number, considerable costs, – says Dar­ya Khnycheva. – And then you come back from vacation, hand over documents and get money. We got almost half of the cost back. From work, they paid for travel to the place of rest.

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Compensation Limit – 1.6 thousand rubles per day per person (except for children under 3 years old). If there are three or four children in the family, then up to 80% of the expenses will be reimbursed – up to 1280 rubles, five or more – up to 100%, but not more than the maximum set value.

Parents are very pleased that, thanks to the support of the region, families with many children can send their children to the camp for free every year, including to the sea. And this year, all seven were offered free vouchers to a Tyumen sanatorium. The family receives a monthly compensation for housing and communal services in the amount of 30%, for the eldest daughter – regional social supplement to pension 15,279 rubles. By the new academic year, daughter Polina was also assigned a lump sum payment of 4,078 rubles. 

«We have a large apartment, and every month we get almost 4,000 rubles back for utilities, – shares Dar­ya. – This helps us out. It's already getting easier.

Half a million from the region

At the birth of their second child, the family received materkapital under the national project “Demography”. And at the birth of the youngest son Nikita, the regional materiel capital – 500 thousand rubles In 2021, the family spent it on improving their living conditions. At the birth of his third child, the region also paid an additional lump sum of 15 thousand rubles.

“When I was on maternity leave with a baby, all social payments in the aggregate exceeded my salary, – Daria admits. – So if a person goes on maternity leave, he does not fall into a moneyless hole, does not rush to work quickly, but can calmly take care of the child. Payments are good now.

Daria notes that in the clinic for children under 3 years old, all medicines are prescribed free of charge.

“Almost all circles for children are free, – says Daria Khnycheva. – We rebuilt a large sports complex «Arktika». A free choreography class was opened there, where the middle son Maxim now goes. One of the reasons why we do not want to move to the mainland, – everything here is done specifically for families with children. Friends were leaving. They gave birth to children and returned. Not everywhere there is such support».

According to Daria, large families – it's a big bone. “We have almost all large families in the entrance. And everyone leads an active lifestyle: hiking in the forest, bike rides, etc. Children bring color to our lives. I don’t know how you can live without them, & ndash; she notices.

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Navalny sent to ShIZO and transferred to strict regime

In his Telegram channel, the opposition claims that the leadership of the colony recognized him as a “malicious violator” and transferred him to strict conditions of detention

Alexei Navalny (on screen)

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sent to a punishment cell (SHIZO) in the colony. He announced this in his Telegram channel.

Since mid-August, he has already been to the ShIZO three times: the first time— because of the unbuttoned top button of the robe, the second— because when returning from the isolation ward, he did not fulfill the requirement to put his hands behind his back quickly enough, and the third— for misrepresenting himself. According to Navalny, even after the first time, the authorities of the colony promised him that the detention center could become his “permanent residence”.

Now Navalny did not specify the official reason for his detention in the ShIZO, he will spend 15 days there. The oppositionist also said that he was recognized as a “malicious violator.”

“Strict conditions of detention” mean that the prisoner is not being held in a barracks, but in a locked cell. And that's even less money to spend in a month, even fewer parcels and transfers, and even fewer dates a year, — said Navalny's press secretary, Kira Yarmysh.

Navalny has been in the colony since the winter of 2021: then the court appointed him a real term in the Yves Rocher case. instead of a conditional one, since he did not come to register with the Federal Penitentiary Service, including while he was being treated for the consequences of poisoning in Berlin. The oppositionist was serving a sentence in a general regime colony in Pokrov, Vladimir Region, and was supposed to be released in July-August 2023, but this summer a verdict in another case entered into force— about fraud, Navalny was sentenced to nine years in a strict regime colony and transferred to the appropriate correctional facility in Melehovo (also in the Vladimir region).

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Turchak proposed holding referendums in the DPR and LPR on November 4

On this day Russia celebrates National Unity Day. Residents of the “liberated territories” are ready to become part of Russia, after the referendums “the Russian world, now divided by formal borders”, will gain integrity, Turchak said

Andrei Turchak

Symbolically and correctly will hold referendums on joining the DPR, LPR and “liberated territories” to Russia; November 4 on the Day of National Unity, said the Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrey Turchak.

“We communicate with people there every day, we hear what they say, we see their moods. They have been ready for this for a long time, & mdash; he added, expressing confidence that the referendums would take place before the end of this year anyway.— And the Russian world, now divided by formal borders, will regain its integrity.

On September 1, citing sources, RBC wrote that the Kremlin expects to hold voting in the republics of Donbass, Kherson, Zaporozhye and Kharkov regions by the end of autumn.

“That is, the gap starting from the conditional September 11 (Single Voting Day in Russia. — RBC) as a reference point and ending around November 4 & ndash; 7, — clarified one of the sources close to the presidential administration.

In the course of a special operation in Ukraine, the Russian military took control of the Kherson region and partly of Zaporozhye and Kharkov. Civil-military administrations (CAAs) were established in these territories.

The head of the Zaporizhzhya CAA, Evgeny Balitsky, said that the authorities would like to hold a referendum on joining Russia on September 11, on a single voting day. The administration of the Kherson region was in favor of holding voting in all the territories that came under its control on the same day.

At the end of July, the CAA of the Kharkov region said that they were not yet ready to discuss a referendum on joining Russia, since at that time only about 20% of the region's territory was under Russian control. Four interlocutors of RBC also said that the presidential administration considers it illogical to hold a referendum without having control over Kharkov.

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According to an INSOMAR poll, 63% of citizens in the Kherson region are in favor of joining Russia, in the Zaporizhzhya&mdash ; 71%. According to two sources of RBC, the mood in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions is heterogeneous. The first deputy head of the presidential administration of Russia Sergey Kiriyenko at the end of August stated that in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, 75 & ndash; 77% of people support joining Russia, and in the DPR and LPR— 92%.

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Peskov called the FT data on the calls of the Kremlin to the departed businessmen nonsense

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Financial Times (FT) data on calls from the Kremlin to Russian businessmen who have left, asking them to return— nonsense, said presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, TASS reports.

“Many people from abroad call here, it's true,” he noted.— Better yet, call them and ask. Except for those who deliberately broke with us completely.

The FT wrote about requests for businessmen to return to Russia, citing two people who, they said, received such calls from the Kremlin, and several other informed interlocutors. According to the publication, some businessmen are seriously considering such a possibility due to Western sanctions.

One of the Russian entrepreneurs interviewed by the newspaper admitted that his colleagues were “completely disoriented”: they are afraid of losing money and reputation and do not know whether to oppose the military operation in Ukraine or not. Some of the businessmen, including Mikhail Fridman, offered help to Kyiv in the hope that it would help lift Western sanctions against them, FT sources say. An interlocutor close to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that he was ready to agree to support the lifting of sanctions against Fridman only if the billionaire expressed his position on the special operation more clearly. In turn, the deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Rostyslav Shurma, stressed that “Kyiv does not use sanctions to bargain.”

At least 21 Russian businessmen are now trying to challenge the sanctions in the EU court, claiming they are groundless. The FT, citing sources and documents that provide justification for the sanctions, notes that in many cases these are just randomly collected clippings from newspaper articles, copies of pages on company websites and social media posts.

Sometimes the basis for sanctions is the taxes that entrepreneurs pay in Russia— this angers many of them. One of the businessmen pointed out to the publication that the European Union, by buying gas and oil from Russia, helps Putin much more: “They should impose sanctions against themselves.”

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European External Action Service spokesman Peter Stano told the FT that the sanctions are based “on available evidence”; and adopted in accordance with the sanctions norms with the consent of all EU countries.

The Russian authorities have repeatedly called the sanctions because of the military operation in Ukraine illegal and ineffective. When the EU sanctioned several Russian businessmen in March, including for attending a meeting with Putin on the day the hostilities began, Peskov called the measure “banditry on the international level.” and «theft of private property and business».

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The State Duma proposed to ban the propaganda of childfree ideology among children

According to the authors of the initiative, this idea “goes against the traditional family values ​​and state policy” of Russia, and also forms destructive behavior and leads to depopulation

Rimma Utyasheva and Elvira Aitkulova

The Kurultai (legislative assembly) of Bashkortostan and deputies of the State Duma Elvira Aitkulova and Rimma Utyasheva (United Russia, both from Bashkiria) introduced a bill to the parliament to promote the “childfree” ideology; (childlessness) among minors, follows from the data of the legislative support system.

The authors of the project proposed to amend Article 5 of the Federal Law “On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development.” This article now lists the types of information that causes harm, namely information that incites children to commit life-threatening acts, violence, the use of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, etc., as well as denying family values ​​or promoting homosexuality.

The explanatory note to the document states that information about the “childfree” ideology should be classified as prohibited for distribution among children, since it forms “the basis of destructive social behavior based on the voluntary refusal to have children, which runs counter to traditional family values ​​and the state policy of the Russian Federation.”


“Under the current conditions, the propaganda of conscious childlessness, carried out by activists of the “childfree” movement, leads to the degradation of public institutions, the washing out of traditional value orientations, creates circumstances for the depopulation of the population,” — said in the note.

On the day the bill was registered in the State Duma, the topic «childfree» was raised during the Eastern Economic Forum by Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative in the Far East Grigory Kuranov. He told schoolchildren and students about the “golden billion” (of which 200 million «rich», the rest «servants») and about the expectation of the «epidemic of infertility».


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The diplomat who declared hatred of Russians resigned from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry

The diplomat Elisabeth Ellingsen, who caused a scandal in the Russian hotel, left the Norwegian Foreign Ministry In July, a video was published in which an employee of the Norwegian consulate, Elisabeth Ellingsen, insults the staff of the Murmansk hotel. As it turned out, the quarrel occurred after the diplomat decided to resign from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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Elisabeth Ellingsen, an employee of the Norwegian consulate, who told Murmansk hotel staff about her hatred of Russians in July, no longer works at the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Tuva Bogsnes, a spokeswoman for the agency, told Dagbladet about this.

According to Bogsnes, Ellingsen filed for resignation in April, which means that the scandal at the hotel occurred after she decided to leave her position. Since September 1, she has not been an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On July 30, the Mash Telegram channel posted a video showing a woman arguing with hotel staff. The authors of the channel specified that the hotel is located in Murmansk, and the guest— diplomat Elisabeth Ellingsen. The conflict, according to Mash, occurred due to the request of managers to wait until the maids finished cleaning. Ellingsen called the hotel and its staff a “disgrace” and stated that she “hates Russians” and that she was used to clean rooms: “I'm not some Russian woman who just cleans up at random.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Ellingsen's behavior a manifestation of hatred and nationalism. Andrey Chibis, the governor of the Murmansk region, advised anyone who hates Russians to “get the hell out of Russia.”

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry soon declared that it deeply regretted what had happened, and emphasized that “the expressed feelings are in no way reflect Norwegian policy or the attitude of Norwegians towards Russia and the Russian people.

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The Baltic countries have decided to close the Russians travel to Europe

Russia is ready to respond “non-mirror” The three Baltic states decided to close the transit of Russians with Schengen visas through their territory to Europe, and in Russia the introduction of electronic visas for foreigners is again discussed at the highest level

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Baltic Barrier

On September 7, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia agreed to introduce a ban for Russians with Schengen visas to enter the European Union through their borders with both Russia and Belarus, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said at a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic and Northern European countries, held in Kaunas (Lithuania). The details of this decision are to be finalized this week, and its implementation is scheduled for mid-September. “Decisions will be made by national governments in accordance with national procedures and will take effect simultaneously,” — Rinkevics promised. It is known that an exception will be made for certain categories of Russian citizens— for humanitarian travelers, for diplomats, for those visiting relatives, and for truck drivers.

Finland, which also became one of the transit countries for Russians traveling to Europe after the cancellation of Russia's flights to the EU, did not join the initiative. As the country's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto explained in Kaunas, Helsinki wants to wait for the official decision of the European Commission on this issue. “There is a problem of a legal nature: how to determine whether the Schengen visas of Russians are valid or not valid now. We control our own visa issuance process, but we need advice from the European Commission on what to do with visas issued by other Schengen countries, — he clarified.

Finland and Estonia have accounted for two-thirds of Russians crossing the border with the EU since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Bloomberg writes, citing data from Frontex. In total, about a million Russian citizens entered the European Union during this time.

On September 6, the European Commission submitted recommendations to suspend the visa facilitation agreement with Russia. The Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU (COREPER) was supposed to make the final decision on September 7, this issue was on the agenda of the meeting. On Wednesday, RIA Novosti citing a European source, she said that the committee approved the document, but formally it will be adopted on Friday, September 9, at a ministerial meeting of the EU Council.

The simplified visa regime is expected to be canceled on September 12, after which the visa fee for Russians will increase from €35 to €80, the application processing time— from 10 to 15 days, in some cases up to 45 days (previously the maximum period was 30 days). Applicants will need to provide a larger package of documents for obtaining a Schengen visa (the recommendations do not say which additional documents may be needed). The European Commission also proposed issuing fewer multiple-entry long-term visas. In total, according to the EC, about a million Russians have valid Schengen visas.

The visa facilitation agreement between Russia and the EU was concluded in the spring of 2007. It stipulates the conditions for issuing short-term visas with permission to stay for up to 90 days within 180 days, the cost of issuing visas, a list of documents submitted by applicants.

This agreement was partially suspended on February 28, after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. The restrictions affected members of official delegations, the government and parliament, the Constitutional and Supreme Courts, holders of diplomatic passports, as well as entrepreneurs. In May, the European Commission issued clarifications on how the states of the union should act in relation to these categories of Russians. “These categories of persons no longer have privileged access to the EU, they need to provide documentary evidence of the purpose of the trip when obtaining a visa, as well as pay the visa fee in full— €80»,— explained in the EU. The document emphasized that the said measure would not affect ordinary Russians.

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A non-mirror answer

On Wednesday, at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in the issue of issuing visas to Europeans, Russia will not do anything contrary to its interests and will not impose retaliatory restrictions.

“[Foreign Minister Sergei] Lavrov will probably be angry with me— he is here in the hall just looking carefully, & mdash; because the Ministry of Foreign Affairs always acts like a mirror: they spat on us— we, too, must respond with a spit, our visas were closed, and we, too, must close visas for everyone,— Putin said.— We are interested in young people coming and studying with us. Why close them? We are interested in business coming here and working with us, despite all the restrictions. And there are a lot of such businessmen who love Russia, come here or want to work here. Here you are, please, let them come and work. Why limit them? The tutors are coming. Let them come and work! What's wrong here? Athletes, artists. Why limit? We will not cut these contacts ourselves.

According to the decree of the Russian President, since May 2022, the visa facilitation regime with the EU has been suspended for a number of categories of citizens of the association and countries belonging to the Schengen area,— European officials, diplomats, journalists, members of national and regional parliaments, governments and courts have lost preferences when processing documents for entry into Russia.

At a meeting of the State Tourism Council, held in Vladivostok the day before, the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova asked Putin to return to the issue of issuing electronic visas to foreign tourists. “They (Europeans.— RBC) they don’t want to see us, but we would be glad to see their tourists, and let them spend their money here and get to know our country. Therefore, we ask you to return to the issue of an electronic visa and instruct to consider the possibility of launching this long-awaited mechanism,— she said. Doguzova made a similar call on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in June.

According to the law adopted in July 2020, Russia had to issue electronic visas to citizens of 52 countries, including EU members, from January 2021. However, the start of the law was delayed due to the current entry restrictions against the backdrop of the pandemic, which were lifted only in mid-July 2022. The website of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry indicates that electronic visas to Russia are not currently being issued.

The Association of Tour Operators of Russia, citing statistics from the FSB Border Guard Service, reported that 57.7 thousand foreigners visited Russia in the first quarter of 2022 tourists, and for the same period of pre-pandemic 2019, the country was visited by 6.4 million foreigners.

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Kyiv claimed responsibility for explosions at an airfield in Crimea

A series of UAF missile strikes on Crimean air bases, including the Saki airfield, is mentioned in an article by Commander-in-Chief of the UAF Valery Zaluzhny. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, there was “no fire impact” on the airfield

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Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny and First Deputy Chairman of the Defense Committee Mykhailo Zabrodsky in a joint article for Ukrinform said Ukraine launched a “series of successful missile strikes against Crimean air bases,” including the Saki military airfield. This is the first time that the Ukrainian military leadership admits involvement in the explosions in Crimea.

The authors of the article talk about “the successful efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to physically transfer hostilities to the temporarily occupied territory” Crimea. “We are talking about a series of successful missile strikes on the enemy’s Crimean airbases, primarily— at the airfield Saki»,— it says in the text.

Explosions at the Saki airfield thundered on August 9. The Russian Ministry of Defense said that several aviation munitions detonated at the storage site. According to the department, “no fire impact” it was at the airport. Aviation equipment was not damaged. Sources of the Interfax agencies and “RIA Novosti” the main version was a violation of security rules.

Crimean authorities reported six injured and one dead. The head of the region, Sergei Aksyonov, said that a criminal case had been initiated into the explosions. Later, he estimated the total damage from this incident and the explosion of ammunition in the Dzhankoy district at 700 million rubles.


Until today, Kyiv has not officially claimed responsibility for what happened at the Saki airfield, but The New York Times, citing an unnamed representative of the Ukrainian armed forces, wrote on the day of the explosions that Ukraine was behind them. CNN, citing a report from the Ukrainian government that came into its possession, reported that Kyiv admits responsibility for attacks on Russian military bases and an arms depot on the peninsula.

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Mitya Aleshkovsky was expelled from Georgia to Armenia

Aleshkovsky lives in Tbilisi with his family, but flew to Yerevan for two days. According to his mother, historian Tamara Eidelman, the border guards did not explain the reason and simply sent him back. 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

Mitya Aleshkovsky

Journalist and philanthropist Mitya Aleshkovsky (recognized as a foreign agent) was deported from Georgia to Yerevan, where he flew from. This was announced on Facebook (the social network belongs to the extremist and banned Meta company recognized in Russia) by his mother, historian and honored teacher of Russia Tamara Eidelman.

According to her, Aleshkovsky lives in Tbilisi, where his wife and daughter are waiting for him. He went to Yerevan for two days together with Eidelman for her lecture. She accused the Georgian authorities of “fawning” in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Eidelman told RBC that her son was already in Yerevan. She added that the Georgian border guards “didn't explain anything, they just refused entry.” RBC sent a request to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Aleshkovsky— journalist, photographer, director of the publication “Takie Dela” and one of the founders of the Need Help Foundation. He opposed the Russian military operation in Ukraine. In July, the Ministry of Justice entered him into the register of media-foreign agents.

In August last year, opposition politician Lyubov Sobol (recognized as a foreign agent) was denied entry to Georgia. She attributed the refusal to Tbilisi's unwillingness to spoil relations with Russia. In January, another oppositionist was not allowed into Georgia— Dmitry Gudkov.

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Bloomberg: Russia expects a deep recession for 10 years

The publication named the most disappointing scenarios for the Russian government.

Russia may fall into an economic recession as a result of EU and US sanctions due to the threat to those industries that it has relied on for years for its income, Western experts believe.

According to Bloomberg authors, citing an internal report of the Government of the Russian Federation , of the three scenarios in the document, two show that the economic recession will increase in 2023 in the Russian Federation.

Analysts say that the economy will fall, and it will be able to return to the level before the start of the NWO only ten years or later.

The first, “inertial” the scenario includes a fall of the economy by 8.3% below the level of 2021 already in 2023.

Second, “stressful” suggests that in 2024 the drop will reach 11.9% compared to 2023. All this will take place against the backdrop of growing sanctions pressure.

The Russian government assumes that restrictive measures will be introduced by more countries, and the EU’s refusal from Russian oil and gas will hit the economic ability of the authorities to provide the market.

In addition to sanctions affecting 1/4 of Russian imports and exports, a “technical blockade” is predicted, which affects all types of transport, including the automotive industry and the supply of equipment and parts.

The third difficulty lies in the lack of professional personnel, primarily IT specialists, who can leave the Russian Federation in an amount equal to 200,000. The document confirms the so-called. “brain drain”.

However, Bloomberg also points out that the measures led to a crisis not only of the Russian Federation, but also of the initiators of the sanctions.

Data are given as an example German Bundesbank, predicted autumn inflation in the country in the amount of “double digits”. In Britain, inflation has already reached 10% for the first time in four decades.

The publication's experts say that the risk of an economic recession in Europe reaches its highest level for the first time since November 2020.

Earlier, Topnews wrote, that the Russian Federation manages to win in the oil confrontation despite all the sanctions.

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The immunologist spoke about the new Russian allergy vaccine

Allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok told what types of allergies the new Russian vaccine developed by the Institute of Immunology of the FMBA will help against, and what is its peculiarity, Vechernyaya Moskva reports.

< p>Bolibok noted that allergen molecules are used to create a new generation drug. Extracts are used in other Russian medicines.

According to the doctor, there has never been such a vaccine in the Russian Federation, but it is not a panacea for all types of allergic reactions.

The immunologist drew attention to the patent, which states that the medicine will be used to treat birch pollen allergy and cross-allergic reactions to apples. Bolibok said that it is premature to discuss the duration of the vaccine and contraindications.

If the vaccine is successfully used, drugs for other types of allergies will be developed based on the technology used, the specialist said.

Earlier about the creation allergy vaccines at the Eastern Economic Forum said the head of the FMBA Veronika Skvortsova. According to her, the drug is undergoing clinical trials and is performing very well so far.

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What kind of hypersonic fighter MiG-41 will be able to fight in space?

Russia is creating a fundamentally new 6th generation fighter, which at the development stage is called a promising long-range interception aircraft — PAK DP. This aircraft will be able to fly at  hypersonic speeds and  climb into  outer space. Presumably, the first machines of this type may appear in the next decade.

Earlier it was reported that the development of the PAK DP is carried out by the design bureau named after. Mikoyan and the Nizhny Novgorod Design Bureau of the Sokol aircraft plant. The new aircraft will replace the world's fastest fourth-generation high-altitude fighter MiG-31, which is capable of flying at speeds of over 3,500 km/h. This is a fairly powerful combat vehicle today, which is the carrier of the hypersonic “Dagger” and armed with various long-range missiles to destroy enemy aircraft. The fighter can escort and attack about ten targets. Now,     is preparing to replace it with an even more advanced fighter, the characteristics of which have not yet been fully disclosed.

The MiG-41 will set a new standard for the fastest aircraft in the world and will reach a maximum speed of more than 6,000 km/h, which will allow it to overcome all existing and promising air defense systems. The aircraft itself will be built on the principle of a flying wing, which will make it hardly noticeable to radars. The hull will be built from ultra-strong lightweight materials to withstand hyperspeed overloads. The fighter will receive a fundamentally new engine, which is at the design stage.

The PAK DP will continue the concept of the MiG-31, will become a long-range high-altitude interception fighter, while it will be able to detect and shoot down targets at a distance of 280 km without external target designation. To do this, he will receive a powerful phased array radar. Its targets will be enemy aircraft of all classes, including fifth-generation F-22 and F-35 fighters, as well as ballistic and cruise missiles, primarily long-range, all types of drones. Hypersonic “Dagger” will also be included in its arsenal, which means it will be able to hit all warships and various ground targets. The bomb load will be about 9 tons, all weapons will be placed inside the aircraft body.

Also, the MiG-41 will be able to shoot down low-orbit satellites, which are responsible for reconnaissance and organization of communications. To do this, he will be able to climb altitude in a area km and from there launch missiles. It is not excluded that the MiG-41 will be able to launch satellites for various purposes into the Earth's orbit.

Earlier it was reported that the MiG-41 will be able to perform the functions of a flying command post. In addition, an unmanned aerial vehicle is being developed on the basis of a manned aircraft, which will have better flight and speed characteristics.


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The Ministry of Internal Affairs put director Vitaly Mansky on the federal wanted list

Director Vitaly Mansky was put on the federal wanted list, follows from the search base of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

«Mansky Vitaly Vsevolodovich. The grounds for the search – wanted under the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” the document says.

Recall that director Nikita Mikhalkov wrote a statement to the police. He asked that Mansky be prosecuted for libel after he announced embezzlement at the Moscow International Film Festival.

According to Mansky, funds from the budget are being stolen at the MIFF. This statement was made several months ago on Ksenia Sobchak's YouTube channel.

During an interview, the director said that at the film festival “at least 85% of the budget is stolen.” Mikhalkov has been the president of the show since 1999. Details can be found in the material.

It also became known that Ksenia Sobchak was summoned to the Department for organizing an inquiry of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in a libel case. According to the TV presenter, the reason was an interview with director Vitaly Mansky.

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School holidays schedule for the 2022/2023 academic year. infographics

The Ministry of Education has published a recommended vacation schedule for schools. The final decision on breaks in study is made by the school council, which can independently adjust the dates of vacations and study times.

Educational institutions can choose different forms of education.

“Setting the vacation schedule is the responsibility of the educational institution. According to the law on education, this question — vacation time and time of study periods — determine the participants of educational relations. The school can choose at least trimesters, at least quarters, or come up with a new system. General requirements for SanPiN — at least 30 vacation days must be during the academic year, the minimum vacation duration — 7 days. How to dispose of them — take a rest after five weeks or after eight — left to the discretion of the school, — Olga Ulasevich, director of the Lipetsk gymnasium No. 12, told

So far, schools are not going to introduce distance learning due to the epidemiological situation associated with COVID-19. The Ministry of Health says that the periods of rise in the incidence, as well as the number of new cases of COVID-19, differ in different regions of the country. The department believes that at present there are no grounds for introducing such restrictive measures at the federal level as transferring to distance learning.

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And I also want to sing. Can music, fine arts and work be optional at school?

Which subjects are required at school and which are not? Why in one school, say, in the 5th grade, children have drawing, but in another they don’t?

To figure out which subjects are required and which are desirable, you need to read the Federal State Educational Standards (FSES). They are available separately for elementary, middle and high schools. And there is nothing in them about the exclusion of music, drawing or works from the required subjects.

From September 1, the updated GEF for primary and secondary schools (from grades 5 to 9) came into force. It states what minimum knowledge a student should receive in each discipline. The new GEF makes it possible to study 5 subjects in depth. You can choose mathematics, physics, computer science, biology, chemistry. Knowledge requirements are written separately for advanced and basic levels of study.

Updated standards began to operate in grades 1 and 5. In the rest — continue to study as before. Or, if the school has the opportunity, it can switch to new GEF.

What else has changed?

The second foreign language is now optional. Previously, there were at least 1-2 lessons per week. Now it can be studied outside of the main lessons, if the school has the resources to teach it, and the parents have expressed such a desire.

It is important that the document only provides guidelines — what to teach the child and what results you need to get on exit. And how to do it — the school decides for itself.

“Each school forms its own curriculum, — explains director of Lipetsk Gymnasium No. 12 Olga Ulasevich. — Music, art and technology — mandatory subjects. Another thing is that they can be held not in the 5th grade, for example, but in the 6th. Or even in the 7th. There may be a different breakdown by level of education. And music, and fine arts, and technology remain compulsory disciplines. But the school determines the age at which they are given.

According to Chairman of the Society of Consumers of Educational Services Viktor Panin, parents can also influence the preparation of curricula. This requires a reasoned position — why parents consider the introduction of a particular subject (be it a second foreign, financial literacy or another) in a particular class necessary for their children. According to the law, only 70% of the curricula at the school have mandatory content, and about 30% more — variable part, which is determined by the school itself.

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“Day of Borodin”. What did the Russians fight for, and what did the French fight for?

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 36. It's just tough 07/09/2022

210 years ago, on September 7, 1812, what the French still call the “Battle of Moscow”, and we at first often called the “Battle of Mozhaisk” took place.

It took time for the bloodiest one-day battle in the entire history of mankind to finally find its true name name «Battle of Borodino» finally established itself in Russia only a few years later. And in order to “Borodin's Day” became a day of military glory, and centuries have completely gone – the corresponding law was adopted in our country only in 1995.

Gallic slyness

From the French name a mile away it carries true Gallic slyness. The train of thought is clear: as soon as the “Battle of Moscow”, then the goal of the battle was precisely Moscow. What? More than 120 versts remain to the ancient Russian capital, and the Russian army is quite combat-ready? Think about the little things! Most importantly, the “Great Army” Napoleon still entered Moscow. And if so, then the French were the undoubted winners in that battle!

The reason for this was given by Napoleon himself – Bulletin 18 of the “Great Army” reports: “The enemy has lost all hope; the battle was over; The cannonade still continued, but this only strengthened the victory. Many generals and colonels were taken prisoner. The victory was not in doubt. The battle was won.

In 1816, the French emperor, already in the status of a prisoner on the island of St. Helena, dictated his memoirs: “The Battle of Moscow” my greatest battle is the battle of the giants. The Russians had 170,000 men under arms; they had all the advantages behind them: numerical superiority in infantry, cavalry, artillery, excellent position. They were defeated! True, a year later, the number of Russian troops suddenly increased: “With 80,000 army, I rushed at the Russians, who consisted of 250,000, armed to the teeth, and defeated them!”

Here it remains only to marvel at the boasting and remember Russian expression “after a fight, wave your fists.”

Russkaya Pravda

It is another matter that the same reproaches are addressed to the Russians. Say, the newspapers announced the victory of Russian weapons, and since then the idea has been established that ours won at Borodino.

But is it? Here are the words of Kutuzov, caught in the “Saint Petersburg Vedomosti” dated September 15, 1812: “The battle was general and lasted until nightfall. The loss on both sides is great. The troops of Your Imperial Majesty fought with incredible courage. Batteries passed from hand to hand, and it ended with the enemy nowhere gaining a single step of land with superior forces. And here is what did not get into the newspaper: “It is not about the glory of the battles won, but the whole goal is aimed at the extermination of the French army. Having spent the night on the battlefield, I took the intention to retreat»»

The report of the Russian commander-in-chief was edited for the newspaper by the hand of the sovereign himself. From which they conclude that the Russian Emperor Alexander Iin his desire to ascribe victory to himself is no better than the boasting Napoleon. At the same time, for some mysterious reason, they do not take into account that in the Russian press report there is not a word about “undoubted victory.” Yes, they missed something. But everything said – pure truth. By the evening of September 7, the Russian army really remained in its positions.

Who agrees to a medal?

And they rarely remember that the Russian emperor nevertheless expressed his opinion about the Battle of Borodino. Not directly, not in words. But so that it became clear to everyone – personally, he intends to adhere to the strictest rules of honor. This means that in no case will he, like the “Corsican upstart”, spread his tail and loudly declare a “glorious victory”. Moreover – will not let others do the same.

By that time, there was a tradition to perpetuate all won battles with a gold cross for officers or a silver medal for lower ranks. Alexander I did not break this tradition. The entire campaign of 1812 & ndash; 1814. was awarded with a single medal associated with a specific battle, – “For the capture of Paris.” This victory was indeed undeniable. Pay attention – neither Smolensk, nor Borodino, nor Maloyaroslavets, nor even Berezina, after which from the “Great Army” only a memory remained, the sovereign decided not to celebrate with special awards.

As for other awards, here everything is even more interesting. A month after the battle of Borodino, Kutuzov sent several reports to the sovereign, where he “asked” awards for those who stand out. A cursory glance at the lists of those presented for awards and at the status of the awards themselves shows that the commander-in-chief evaluates the Battle of Borodino as an unconditional victory. Say, three generals – Dmitry Dokhturov, Mikhail Miloradovich and Pyotr Konovnitsyn– Kutuzov considered worthy of the Order of St. George II degree. The reward is quite rare. And, most importantly, suggesting that the presented one showed not just personal courage, but military prowess…

Again, there was a tradition in the Russian army, according to which, after a battle won, the sovereign, examining the lists, shows his royal goodwill and in some cases makes “gracious amendments.” That is, it increases the rank of the requested awards by one or even two steps.

But Alexander I breaks this tradition – moreover, he does it defiantly and even rudely. Yes, he amends the award lists of generals and senior officers – with a total score of 16. All of them lower the rank of the reward. But they concern only those cases when the award involves military valor. For personal courage – please. For heroism – For God's sake. But the emperor does not want to hear about any military prowess under Borodino.

There is one exception. Mikhail Barclay de Tolly receives his Order of St. George II degree precisely for Borodino – so the sovereign appreciated his plan of the “Scythian war”, which allows him to avoid a premature general battle.

But here, too, Alexander makes a demonstrative gesture. Even Barclay has to wait for his order. The emperor has been delaying signing the award lists for almost a month. He signs them only when he receives specific news – a flying detachment of Russians entered Moscow, abandoned by the French. & nbsp;

“Not up to crosses”

It was impossible to speak more clearly about the Battle of Borodino. Heroism, courage, selflessness, contempt for death were shown on the battlefield? Undoubtedly! This emperor confirmed the status of awards. Was Borodino an important milestone in the implementation of the “Scythian war” strategy? But this was recognized by the sovereign only at the moment when Barclay's plan worked. When the “Grand Army” left Moscow and began to retreat.

The most interesting thing is that both Russian society and even the generals generally agreed with this assessment of the Battle of Borodino. For example, the good-natured Dmitry Dokhturov simply shrugged his shoulders: “Really, I care very little about this. Now there is no time for crosses when the Fatherland is in danger. But Aleksey Yermolov, famous for his unbearable ambition, admitted: “Serving in the front as an artillery officer, I could be known for courage alone, but one such in the rank of major general no longer satisfied” hellip; p>

Yes. Such is Russian honor. If victory – means victory. If defeat – well, we can accept that too. But lies are not allowed. And therefore, while recognizing that the Battle of Borodino from a military point of view should probably not be considered a draw victory, the Russians still insist – the victory was ours. And it was a victory for the spirit of the Russian soldier. The French greeted Borodin's day as a “day of new glory.” The Russians went to the field not for glory, but for death. Artillery lieutenant Nikolai Lyubenkov recalled: “We knew what we stood for, death had the same feeling for everyone” Own life became a burden: he rejoiced who threw it off, – he died for the sovereign, for Russia, for his relatives. This was recognized by honest people “on the other side.” The prefect of Napoleon's court Louis de Bosserecalled: “In whole lines, the Russian regiments lay prostrate on the bloody ground and this testified that they preferred to die than to retreat at least a step""" And this is the real military glory. 

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The IAEA urged to prevent a nuclear catastrophe at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

The IAEA has published a report on the situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant There is no immediate threat to nuclear safety, but the shelling must be stopped, IAEA experts stressed. The report does not indicate which of the parties to the conflict is guilty of shelling the nuclear power plant (max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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The IAEA has published a report on the situation at the Zaporozhye NPP. In it, the organization calls for immediate action to prevent a radiation accident that could occur due to damage to the power plant resulting from hostilities.

Agency employees, based on the available data, did not see signs of the spread of radiation from the station. “Continued shelling has not yet caused a nuclear accident, but continues to pose a constant threat to nuclear security,” indicates the IAEA. Therefore, the organization calls for an immediate cessation of shelling.

“This can be achieved through the speedy creation of a protected zone of radiation safety,”— agency experts say. The IAEA is ready to start consultations for the formation of such a zone.


The Agency specialists who were at the ZNPP on September 1–5, reported that they had identified damage at several station facilities. Among them:

  • turbine lubricating oil tank;
  • the roofs of several buildings, such as a garage that housed a truck for transporting spent nuclear fuel;
  • a building with unused fuel and a repository for solid radioactive waste;
  • academic building;
  • the building where the alarm point is located;
  • the building where the radiation safety monitoring system is located.

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The report notes that during the conflict, data transmission from ZNPP was stopped several times (the suspension was attributed to failures at telecom operators).

According to the IAEA, Ukrainians who work at the ZNPP are subjected to daily stress, as they are forced to perform their duties under the control of Russian troops. This increases the risk of errors, which can adversely affect the nuclear safety of the facility. There is also the problem of lack of staff. At the same time, the staff and management assured the IAEA that they are able to ensure the normal operation of the station, while not overworking.

The agency staff recorded on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP “the presence of Russian military personnel, automobiles and technology. In particular, trucks and military vehicles stood on the lower floor of the first and second blocks. The IAEA called for the removal of vehicles from areas where they could interfere with the safety and operation of the station's equipment.

A group of experts from Rosenergoatom attended the nuclear power plant, the international agency noted.


The IAEA mission arrived at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant after Ukraine and Russia accused each other of shelling the power plant for several weeks. Two representatives of the delegation, after the departure of the rest of its members, remained at the nuclear power plant on a permanent basis.

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Commandant of Berdyansk dies in hospital after assassination attempt

Bardeen's car was blown up, the authorities indicated that the commandant's legs were torn off as a result of the explosion. In recent months, about a dozen assassination attempts have been made on officials of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions

The military commandant of Berdyansk Artem Bardin, whose car exploded in the center of Berdyansk on September 6, died from his injuries in the hospital, TASS reports, citing a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration (VGA) Zaporozhye region Vladimir Rogov. The authorities also confirmed this information to RIA Novosti.

Later, Rogov denied his words, indicating that doctors continue to fight for Bardin's life.


The explosion occurred in the afternoon near the building of the military-civilian administration in the city center. The car where Bardeen was was burned down, and three other civilian cars nearby were also damaged. The commandant was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Rogov later said that Bardin “had an amputation of his legs due to the explosion, a very serious condition”, the doctors tried to save his life.

“Ukrainian saboteurs” were accused of attempting to assassinate the commandant.

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On the same day, a second explosion occurred in Berdyansk, but not in the city center, but in the southern part, in the Slobodka microdistrict. Details of the incident were not released.

Bardin— not the first representative of the pro-Russian authorities in the Ukrainian territories controlled by Moscow, where attempts were made or attempted to be made. Over the past four months, at least eight such incidents have been reported, some of which involved casualties.

  • In May, the Investigative Committee announced that it was investigating an assassination attempt by “Ukrainian nationalists”; to Andriy Shevchik, head of the Energodar administration in the Zaporozhye region. He was injured during the detonation of an improvised explosive device in the entrance of the house.
  • In June, unknown people blew up the personal car of the head of the Kherson department of the penitentiary service Yevgeny Sobolev, who was taken to the hospital with injuries, his life was not in danger. On the way of his car, a bomb was found and defused in a timely manner.
  • At the same time, the head of the Melitopol district of the Zaporozhye region, Andrei Siguta, survived the assassination attempt. The details of the incident were not reported.
  • In August, the deputy head of the administration of Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson region, Vitaliy Gur, was killed in an assassination attempt.
  • In late August, the mayor of Mariupol Konstantin Ivashchenko survived the assassination attempt, he was not injured.
  • Almost at the same time, unknown persons attempted to assassinate Igor Telegin, deputy head of the internal policy department of the Kherson CAA. An explosive device went off, the official survived.
  • Another explosion in the same period led to the death of Ivan Sushko, head of the Zaporozhye village of Mikhailovka.

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Truss vowed to crack down on electricity prices

The new head of government of the United Kingdom will present a set of measures to this end. She promised to build roads and schools, create jobs and “solve the problems that hold Britain back” png 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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In her first speech as British Prime Minister, Liz Truss promised to take action to combat rising electricity prices. Truss' speech was broadcast by The Guardian newspaper.

The British energy regulator Ofgem announced at the end of August that from October 1, the cost of electricity in the country will increase by 80%. The average marginal account of households for the year will exceed £3.5 thousand (more than $4.1 thousand). Electricity in the kingdom and other European countries is becoming more expensive amid the Russian military operation in Ukraine and retaliatory Western sanctions, due to which supply chains were disrupted. Annual inflation in the UK accelerated to 10.1% in July.

Truss said she intends to restore the economy. She named tax cuts, assistance to business development, access to medicine, construction of roads, houses and schools, development of broadband Internet access, and job creation among the priority tasks.

“Now is the time to tackle the problems that are holding Britain back,” — said Truss, promising to turn the kingdom into a “land of opportunity.”

Former British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss took over as prime minister on 6 September. Her predecessor, Boris Johnson, announced over the summer that he would step down after a series of scandals involving him and the departure of dozens of his government officials. Truss announced her candidacy for prime minister, and 57.4% of the members of the Conservative Party voted for her (her opponent, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, received 42.6% of the vote).

Truss announced her intention to continue to support Ukraine, do not soften the policy towards China and Russia and help the population in the face of a sharp increase in energy prices.

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Die Welt learned about the refusal of Germany to send German tanks to Ukraine

Requests from Ukraine to transfer modern German-made Leopard 2A7 tanks to it were left unanswered by the German authorities. =”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has not agreed to supply Ukraine with the latest Leopard 2 tanks, Die Welt writes, citing sources in the Ukrainian government. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal asked for additional support during his visit to Berlin.

The machine-building concern Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH (KMW) took the initiative to make the delivery. The manufacturer offered to supply Ukraine with 100 Leopard 2A7 tanks, including spare parts and training modules for a total of €1.55 billion. However, it was only about deliveries as they were manufactured, and therefore the first vehicles had to be ready for transfer only after 36 months after the signing of the contract, and it was planned to transfer the entire batch within 65 months. The chancellor did not commit himself to deliveries, and Die Welt characterizes Scholz's conversation with Shmyhal about supporting Ukraine as vague and vague.

Now, in addition to the direct transfer of military equipment and equipment, Germany is supporting Kyiv with the help of exchange schemes for Soviet equipment supplied to Ukraine from Eastern European countries for modern German equipment for these states. According to this scheme, Soviet T-72 tanks go to Ukraine from Poland. Warsaw has already transferred more than 200 such vehicles to Kyiv in exchange for guarantees from the FRG to supply new military equipment. However, as Spiegel wrote, the exchange negotiations dragged on: the parties did not agree on the number of new tanks supplied to Poland. “Most of our tank arsenal in the Polish armed forces consists of German Leopard tanks. Therefore, if Germany supported us, if we received a replacement in the form of a circular exchange, we would be very happy, — said Polish President Andrzej Duda and complained that “they [the Germans] did not fulfill this promise.”

In late April, the lower house of the German parliament supported a document calling on the government to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine. Scholz replied that Germany would not supply Western-made battle tanks to Kyiv until the United States and other allies did so.

In the summer, the FRG began deliveries of heavy weapons to Ukraine, for example, the PzH 2000 self-propelled guns and Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, but modern Western-made tanks have not yet entered service with Ukraine.

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The White House explained the refusal to recognize Russia as a country sponsoring terrorism

Earlier, Biden said that he did not consider it necessary to include Russia in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that if the States made a decision on recognition, it would become a “point of no return” in bilateral relations

The United States abandoned its intention to recognize Russia as a country— sponsor of terrorism in order to avoid unforeseen consequences for Ukraine and the whole world, said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Her briefing was broadcast by CNBC on YouTube.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden, answering a question, did he consider it necessary to rank Russia among the countries— sponsors of terrorism, gave a negative answer. The White House confirmed that Biden had made the decision not to take that step.

“It's not the most effective or powerful tool to move forward,”— Jean-Pierre said and added that “this recognition could have unintended consequences for Ukraine and the world.”

Among other things, this could affect the provision of humanitarian assistance, jeopardize the implementation of the grain deal, weaken multilateral cooperation in support of Ukraine and undermine the ability of the United States to assist Kyiv in the negotiation processes, the White House spokeswoman said. According to Jean-Pierre, in order to call Russia “to accountability”, the United States will continue to use economic steps.

The idea of ​​recognizing Russia as a state— sponsor of terrorism appeared in the United States in April, the State Department indicated that it was considering such a possibility. At the same time, The Washington Post wrote that Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky addressed Biden with such a request.

In July, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the consequences of the sanctions imposed on Russia are almost tantamount to its inclusion in the list of countries— sponsors of terrorism, after which the US Senate passed a resolution calling for Blinken to confess.

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The recognition by the United States of a country as a sponsor of terrorism implies the imposition of restrictions similar to those sanctions that are already in place against Moscow. But Washington also has the opportunity to introduce restrictions on states that have trade relations with the country— sponsor of terrorism. At the moment, Syria, Iran, North Korea and Cuba are on this American list.

In August, Politico, citing sources, wrote that the State Department warned the American authorities about the consequences of recognition. In particular, they talked about the possible failure of the grain deal, which made it possible to export Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea.

The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that such a decision by the United States “would mean that Washington had crossed the point of no return with the most serious collateral damage to bilateral diplomatic relations».

Recognize Russia as a country— Latvia also decided to sponsor terrorism, the country's diet has already voted for it. Moscow called this step “another manifestation of Russophobia.”

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