Footage from the scene of the accident of Zelensky’s motorcade and a passenger car in Kyiv

In Kyiv, the car, which was driving the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, collided with a car. During the accident, the driver of the car was injured. What the accident site looked like – in the RBC video.

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Borrell announced a tendency to refuse support for Kyiv among some Europeans

Borrell: part of European society tends to end support for Ukraine Borrell urged EU residents to support Kyiv and endure the intensity of the tests, as Russia does not intend to give up. “I don’t want war, but it’s clear that it will be won on the battlefield, diplomacy is stuck,” he once again repeated

Part of European society is inclined to stop supporting Ukraine. This was stated by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

“Part of European society is tempted to refuse, they want to stop the war, because they cannot withstand the consequences, prices»,— he said (TASS quote). Borrell urged to fight this way of thinking.

According to the politician, Russia is not going to give up, so the European community “is not the time to give up”— it must support Kyiv and endure the intensity of the tests.

“I don't want war, but it's clear that it will be won on the battlefield, diplomacy is stuck”,— considered Borrell.

At the end of August, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov, said that for the country in conflict with Russia, the most dangerous thing is “fatigue syndrome”. international community.

Kyiv in recent months has repeatedly stated that Western countries are tired of military operations in Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in June that the leadership of some Western states was already tired of the economic consequences of sanctions against Russia.

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At the same time, the Ukrainian leadership does not allow the possibility of concessions to Russia and freezing the conflict. Kyiv also declares that it is inappropriate to continue the dialogue about peace in the current conditions.

In mid-July, the head of European diplomacy urged Europe to show strategic patience in connection with the consequences of sanctions against Russia. “We have no other choice. To allow Russia to gain the upper hand would be to allow it to destroy our democracies and the very foundation of the rules-based international world order. said Borrell.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has previously stressed that they do not refuse negotiations with Ukraine and that they were frozen on its initiative. The longer the process drags on, the more difficult it will be for Ukraine to negotiate with Russia later, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

President Vladimir Putin previously called Borrell's attitude about the need to defeat Russia on the battlefield strange for a diplomat. “If he were the Minister of Defense of some country, one could understand this rhetoric, but for the chief diplomat of the European Union, this sounds very strange from his lips,” — noted the leader of Russia.

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The Kremlin named the topics of Putin’s negotiations with Aliyev and Erdogan

In Samarkand, on the sidelines of the SCO summit, Vladimir Putin, in particular, will meet with the leaders of Turkey and Azerbaijan. With Recep Erdogan, he will discuss the “grain deal”, and with Ilham Aliyev – the aggravation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan .png 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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As part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a series of bilateral meetings with heads of state— members of the SCO, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.

On September 15, Putin will meet with the presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Iran, Sadyr Japarov, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Ebrahim Raisi, as well as Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. After these meetings, the Russian leader will go to talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Then there will be a trilateral summit Russia— Mongolia— China with the participation of the heads of state.

Peskov called relations between Moscow and Beijing multifactorial and branched, and noted that there are no obstacles to deepening them.

The members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan and China. Belarus, Iran, Mongolia and Afghanistan have the status of observer states.

The next day, Putin will hold talks on the sidelines of the summit with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Turkey, Ilham Aliyev and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

With the latter, the Russian president will discuss the implementation of the “grain deal”, under which grain is exported from Ukrainian ports. Leaders will appreciate the effectiveness of this process. Earlier, Putin said that food from Ukraine is delivered to rich countries, and not to needy states. Erdogan agreed with this statement.

As for the situation around Ukraine, this topic, according to Peskov, is being discussed on the sidelines of the summit. Commenting on the situation with the issuance of EU visas to Russians, which became more complicated after the suspension of the agreement on simplified issuance of documents, the presidential spokesman said: “We need to act in our interests.”

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On the agenda of the meeting with Aliyev is the escalation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, Peskov said, noting that the day before there was a “quite a long conversation” President on this issue with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

The aggravation of the conflict between Baku and Yerevan took place on the night of September 12-13. Then Armenia accused Azerbaijan of shelling the southeastern border, Baku, in turn, stated that the Armenians at night mined the supply lines of the Azerbaijani army and were also shelling. For the first time since the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh in the fall of 2020, shelling was reported outside the territory of the unrecognized republic. Both sides reported the dead: Armenia— about 105, Azerbaijan— about 50 citizens.

On the morning of September 13, Baku and Yerevan, through the mediation of Moscow, agreed on a ceasefire, but the shootings did not stop and both sides accused each other of breaking the truce. Armenia turned to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for help in resolving the conflict. The forward group of the mission of the organization will go there on September 15, Secretary General Stanislav Zas— next week, the CSTO press service reported. The organization includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

By the evening of September 14, the parties managed to reach an agreement on a ceasefire. Pashinyan, during his speech in parliament, also stated that he was ready to make difficult decisions for the sake of peace, but he did not sign any documents. Nevertheless, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Yerevan closer to the night. On the morning of September 15, Armenia reported a night without incident on the border with Azerbaijan.

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The CSTO urged “not to run ahead” with the sending of troops to Armenia

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The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is not yet considering the possibility of sending military personnel to Armenia due to the escalation of the armed conflict with Azerbaijan. This was stated by the head of the CSTO Joint Staff Anatoly Sidorov, TASS reports.

“Let's not get ahead of ourselves. <…> There is no talk of using military force with the involvement of the CSTO neither on September 13, nor yesterday, nor today, and, I think, in the near future, — he said.

Sidorov added that on September 13 in Moscow and Yerevan they called for a politico-diplomatic settlement of the situation, on September 15 a CSTO mission will leave for Armenia to “sort it out on the spot, analyze the situation again.” According to him, the members of the mission will offer the organization's Council ways to resolve the situation, “so that the heads of state make a decision.” “But it’s too early to talk [about any decisions] now,” — emphasized the head of the CSTO headquarters.

A new round of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues from the night of September 12-13. The Armenian authorities accused the Azerbaijani troops of starting the fighting on the border with the use of artillery, mortars and drones, several settlements located on the internationally recognized territory of Armenia itself, which do not belong to Nagorno-Karabakh, came under attack. ownership of this region is disputed in Yerevan and Baku.

At the same time, the Azerbaijani authorities insist that the actions of the military were a response to a “large-scale provocation”; from Armenia, whose servicemen mined the supply routes of Azerbaijani troops at night and fired at a number of positions, during which 50 people were killed.

Fighting continued on September 14, the Armenian authorities said. According to them, the Azerbaijani forces resumed their offensive in the direction of the city of Jermuk and the village of Verin Shorzhi in the morning. The night of September 15 passed without incident, they said later in Yerevan— “from 20:00 the shooting practically stopped in all directions.”

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Baku reported the death of 71 soldiers on the border with Armenia

In a new round of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, 71 Azerbaijani servicemen were killed, the Ministry of Defense of the republic reports. On September 13, the agency reported 50 dead

< p>After another aggravation of the conflict between Baku and Yerevan, 71 servicemen died on the Azerbaijani side, follows from the list published by the Ministry of Defense of the republic.

On the evening of September 13, the ministry reported the death of 50 servicemen as a result of clashes with the Armenian military on the border: of them 42 servicemen of the Azerbaijani army and 8 border guards.

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Aksyonov supported Kadyrov’s initiative to train volunteers in the regions

Head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov wrote in his Telegram channel that he fully supports the initiative of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov to train volunteers in the regions.

According to Aksyonov, it is necessary to attach maximum efforts to defeat Ukrainian troops as quickly as possible and restore peace. He noted that the regions of the Russian Federation are working in this direction.

“Crimea has already fielded more than 1,200 volunteers and is forming two more battalions,” the head of the republic wrote and added that citizens are fully provided with equipment, means of protection, communications and intelligence.

Ramzan Kadyrov said earlier that the authorities of all Russian regions should train a thousand volunteers each to help solve the tasks of a special operation in Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that the head of Chechnya and his members families were included in the US sanctions list.

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Launch of a themed metro train dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of the Russian Federation

On September 15, a new themed train was launched in the Moscow metro in honor of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Russia. It will run on the Sokolnicheskaya line from September 15 to November 1. The design of the themed train was developed in such a way that passengers learn more about the functions of the department and the importance of its work, as well as about its history. Read more — in the AiF.ru photo feed.

Presentation of a themed metro train dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Russia at the Severnoye depot of the Sokolnicheskaya line of the Moscow Metro © AGN Moscow/Alexander Avilov

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Presentation of a themed metro train dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Russia at the Severnoye depot of the Sokolnicheskaya line of the Moscow Metro © AGN Moscow/Alexander Avilov

Head of the Moscow Metro Viktor Kozlovsky and Head of the Moscow Department of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare Yelena Andreyeva during the launch of a new themed train of the Moscow Metro dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Russia. © AGN Moscow/Alexander Avilov

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Washington is not ready to supply ATACMS ballistic missiles to Kyiv – media

The United States will not yet supply Kyiv with ATACMS ballistic missiles with a range of 300 km, CNN reports, citing a source.

The publication writes that the Ukrainian authorities are asking have been delivering the said missiles to them for several months already.

It is noted that the US presidential administration, most likely, will not significantly change the approach to the military assistance package to Ukraine, taking into account the types of weapons already supplied.

Earlier, the coordinator of the National Security Council for strategic communications, John Kirby, said that the United States intends to supply Kyiv with the weapons necessary for the fighting in the south and east of Ukraine in the near future.

Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said earlier  deliveries of American tactical ballistic missiles ATACMS to Ukraine, the United States will be on the verge of a military confrontation with Russia.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also emphasized that the US authorities would cross a red line and will become a party to the conflict if they decide to supply longer-range missiles. According to her, Russia reserves the right to “adequately respond” to on similar actions of the West.

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Expert Kedmi: American missiles will fly to Russia

The scandal with the possible supply of American ATACMS ballistic missiles to Ukraine did not arise out of nowhere. This was stated to aif.ru by a military expert, former head of the Israeli intelligence service Yakov Kedmi.

Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov previously stated that in the event of supplies of American tactical ballistic missiles ATACMS to Ukraine, the United States will be on the verge of a military confrontation with Russia. The diplomat stressed that if Kyiv has such weapons, Ukraine will have the opportunity to destroy large Russian settlements, as well as industrial and transport infrastructure.

“There is no need to ask whether or not American weapons will appear, which will shoot at Russian territory. You just need to understand when it will appear in the hands of Ukraine,” Yakov Kedmi said.

The expert is sure that missiles – it doesn’t matter if it’s ATACMS or something like that – sooner or later will appear in Kyiv and he will not fail them run towards Russia. How soon this happens depends not only on Washington.

“The policy of Moscow, its actions or inaction depends in which direction – positive or negative – and how quickly it will develop,” the expert is sure.

ATACMS is a family of tactical missiles on a caterpillar platform with two launchers, which are used from M270 HIMARS carriers. Depending on the types, models of different names and combat units, the ATACMS range is from 150 to 290 kilometers. These missiles are guided by GPS coordinates.

Earlier, CNN, citing a source, reported that the United States would not yet supply Kyiv with ATACMS ballistic missiles.

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Source of origin of COVID-19 may remain a mystery – Chumakov Center

The origin of the coronavirus may remain a mystery, Konstantin Chernov, development director of the Chumakov Center, told TASS.

“We need to conduct a detailed study of all the reasons for its appearance, this will require a number of administrative or even political decisions, which is practically impossible today,” he explained.

Chernov emphasized that the laboratory origin of the virus has not yet been proven, since it “does not contain unambiguous signs of man-made.”

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Earlier, a commission of scientists from the Lancet magazine published a report from which it follows that hypotheses related to the laboratory origin of the coronavirus are still probable. In addition, the report of scientists notes that the United States prevented the disclosure of details of research on viruses similar to the causative agent of COVID-19.

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Former defender Mikhail Efremov again deprived of the status of a lawyer

The Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation has decided to annul the status of a lawyer, recently again received by the former defender of Mikhail Efremov, Elman Pashayev, reports TASS.

«On September 15, at a meeting in Makhachkala, the Council of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation adopted a decision annulling the status of lawyer Elman Pashayev, — TASS quotes the statement of the FPA.

The official website of the chamber says that “The Council of the FPA of the Russian Federation stated the existence of fatal violations when Elman Pashaev received the status of a lawyer.”

Pashaev told TASS that he was not in course of cancellation of his status. In addition, he does not agree with the wording, since according to the law, the status can be terminated or suspended, but not canceled in any way.

Pashayev was deprived of the status of a lawyer four times. The last time this happened was in 2020 in connection with statements in the press in the case of Mikhail Efremov, whom he defended. In September 2022, Pashayev again received the status of a lawyer.

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In Moscow, they chose a measure of restraint for the organizer of the quest with six victims

A court in the Russian capital sent under house arrest until November 12 the organizer of the quest, during which six citizens, including four teenagers, were injured. This was reported by the press service of the Moscow prosecutor's office.

It is noted that a 36-year-old man organized an IP and arranged a game in a non-residential building. He is accused under the article on the provision of services that do not meet safety requirements.

Recall that the incident occurred on September 11 in a non-residential building on Novokhokhlovskaya Street in Moscow. During the quest, the host accidentally set fire to the scenery in a small room where there were children behind closed bars.

Earlier in Moscow the organizer of the quest was detained. It turned out that the organizers did not contact the parents of the injured teenagers.

It was also reported that the actor of the game quest in the south-east of Moscow was charged. A 25-year-old Russian has become a defendant in a case on the provision of services that do not meet the requirements for the safety of life and health of consumers. During the interrogation, the young man fully admitted his guilt and repented of his deed, for the duration of the investigation, the court left him on bail.

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First case of monkeypox confirmed in Ukraine

The first case of monkeypox infection was recorded in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Ministry of Health reported.

“On September 15, the first case of monkeypox was laboratory confirmed in Ukraine,” — the message says.

The patient was hospitalized, he has a mild course of the disease. According to him, he did not travel abroad and did not come into contact with patients with monkeypox.

Last week, Rospotrebnadzor announced a second case of monkeypox infection in Russia. The disease was diagnosed in a man who returned from Europe.

Earlier, the head of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa Etienne, said that America came out on top in the world in terms of the number of monkeypox cases. More than 30,000 people have been infected in the country. In total, more than 55 thousand cases have been registered in the world.

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The task force of the CSTO headquarters arrived in Armenia

A task force from the joint headquarters of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has arrived on the territory of Armenia. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic.

The group arrived with a monitoring mission. It is headed by the head of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov.

Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan told Sidorov about the state of affairs and issues related to the upcoming monitoring.

The task force will conduct monitoring at the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia and the conflict area.

Let us recall that on the night of September 13, clashes took place on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Armenia and Azerbaijan blamed each other for the escalation and also reported casualties. Against the backdrop of what happened, Yerevan turned to Russia, the UN Security Council and the CSTO for help. On September 14, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a truce.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that special groups are working on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border this week to prepare a report for the heads of state.

Earlier it was reported that there are no plans to send CSTO peacekeepers to Armenia yet.

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Desire tram. When public transport in Russia will become comfortable

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In Orel, the average age of trams is 36 years; in Barnaul — 34 years… A whole era has changed, computers, the Internet and mobile phones have appeared, and these fragments of the past still go on the route.

At the same time, there are cities in Russia where transport is younger and  ; more cheerful. For example, in Kazan, the tram is on average 5.5 years, in Rostov-on-Don — 5.7 & nbsp; years. When will all Russians switch to modern and comfortable public transport?

What we drive?

Now in & nbsp; Russia 850 & nbsp; thousand. buses, their average age — 16.5 & nbsp; years. More passengers are transported by 8 & nbsp; thousand. trams and 9 thousand trolleybuses, the fleet of which, according to the Ministry of Transport, is worn out by 80%. Of course, things are different in different regions. According to the  rating of VEB.RF and Simetra Competence Center, the highest quality public transport (Moscow and St. Petersburg did not participate in the study) in Ekaterinburg, Perm and Kazan. Three outsiders — Astrakhan, Vladikavkaz and Penza.

At the same time, against the background of the poor quality of buses and trams, the fare in them is steadily increasing. In most cities and towns, this happened in January of this year. The most “expensive” Murmansk, Yakutsk, Kazan, Petrozavodsk and Samara became cities from the point of view of travel (not counting Moscow and St. Petersburg). Here, for the ticket must be paid from 30 to 35 rub.

What should be the fare for  travel?

«Public transport has always been “poor grandmother”, — says HSE Professor Mikhail Blinkin.     In the late 1980s, city dwellers began to change to personal cars, and later this trend intensified. And  the authorities decided that the people would go where they needed by themselves in their cars, buses and trams were not needed. As a last resort, you can use private minibuses. As a result, the industry has been chronically underfunded. In addition, the social aspect, expressed in low fares, had a negative impact. The average price of “ticket” in Russia 20–25 rub. In countries of similar development level it costs about $1.4  (about 85 & nbsp; rubles). The combination of “abandonment” from the side of the authorities and low tariffs and“planted” public transport on a starvation ration».

A big new bus now costs about 10 million rubles, a trolleybus — 20 million, tram car — 30–40 million Where can cities get that kind of money?

«For transport companies to survive, the minimum fare should be 50 rubles for a trip — sure member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, chairman of the All-Russian Association of Passengers Ilya Zotov. — But this level will cause protests from the population. Therefore, it is impossible to do without state funding. For example, it is possible to redirect part of the funds from the road fund, because improving the quality of public transport services will lead, among other things, to reducing the load on the road network».

"Trolleybus should be saved!"

  Recently, the scale of the problems has become understood in government, — Blinkin says. — Federal programs have been launched, national projects are involved. We began to produce modern low-floor buses, electric buses and trams. The trolleybus stands a little apart. The use of this type of urban transport is declining all over the world, and it seems that we have no prospects for its development either. But in in no case should you cut off the contact network where it is!»

By the end of last year, according to state programs, the cities received 1,131 new buses and trams, but, according to Zotov, this is not enough. “The rolling stock fleet is so worn out that the supply of one or two (and even a dozen) buses to the city does not solve the problem, & nbsp; & mdash; says the expert. — More serious investments are needed».

Federal money went to public transport from 2020  Only under the state program for the modernization of public transport until the end of 2024. 203 billion rubles will be spent. National project “Safe and high-quality roads” will add another 33 & nbsp; billion. And this year, for the first time, money from FNB — 53 & nbsp; billion rubles.

In total, according to the transport strategy of the Ministry of Transport, by 2035  the total investment in public transport should amount to 10 trillion rubles. If the program is not cut to save money, the old rusty grooves will finally leave our cities and give way to new buses.

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Employee training. SberUniversity celebrated its 10th anniversary

September 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of SberUniversity — an educational center that allows thousands of professionals to develop the competencies of the future and successfully shape their careers. As part of the anniversary events, an open day was held for clients and partners, to which entrepreneurs and managers of leading Russian companies were invited to the campus.

President, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank German Grefopened the business program, spoke about leadership in the modern world, motivation and team development, and shared the results of SberUniversity's work over the first ten years of its existence.

During this time, more than one million people have used the educational platform. Every year, more than 33,000 Sber employees study in full-time programs and more than 100,000 — online. More than 500 educational solutions from SberUniversity are available to employees, aimed at developing digital, soft and cognitive skills.

Based on market demands, educational programs are successfully developed on the platform, annually updated by 30-40%. Today, employees of more than 2,000 partner companies have already completed or are undergoing training. More than 40 programs and courses on leadership, digital transformation and management are available to managers and entrepreneurs. Over the past three years, the number of students enrolled in these programs has tripled.

340 teachers and experts speak at SberUniversity programs. The team has published more than 22 of its own books and analytical publications, and has also received more than 20 Russian and international awards, which confirm the status of one of the best educational centers in the country.

“I congratulate our team on the 10th anniversary of Sber University . Our university emerged as an urgent need, as an important tool for the transformation of the company. When we started our journey in terms of transforming a bank into a technology company, we saw that we radically lack knowledge in these matters, we lack a common platform for obtaining them, — German Gref said. 

He noted that over a million people have already studied at Sber University in 10 years — unique programs were created in terms of scale and volume, and before that no one had ever done such programs. 

«We always receive high appraisal of university programs not only from our employees, but also from partners. And I can’t imagine the transformation of such large companies as Sber without such large-scale educational projects as  SberUniversity», — Gref emphasized.

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Cosmics and Phantoms. Ukrainian astronomers saw clusters of UFOs in the sky

We are already accustomed to the           are accustomed to the fact that the politicians           are accustomed to imitating its trends. Now, it seems that scientists have decided to go along the same path. In any case, those who observe the sky — astronomers.

The Kyiv Main Astronomical Observatory, in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, has published a preprint stating that they have spotted an unusually large concentration of UFOs over the city. "We see them everywhere — write Ukrainian astronomers. — We observe a significant number of objects whose nature is unclear».

Following the example of the Pentagon

Those who don follow the subject of UFOs may be surprised: what does the West and its "influences" have to do with it? But  the whole point is that in recent years the American military department has regularly published information about  unidentified phenomena” that the US Navy pilots see in the sky. It has become sort of a trend. It can be said that the Pentagon neither with and this and this"fell in love" UFO.

In 2017, the US Department of Defense published a video in which pilots of two F/A-18 fighters recorded an unknown object the size of a private jet. In 2020, three UFO videos were recognized as authentic. All of them were filmed in previous years. One of the UFOs was in the shape of a "top that moved against the wind", the other — in the form of a sphere enclosed in a cube".

Later, the Pentagon made public 8 more incidents that occurred from June 2013 to February 2019 in the sky over the Atlantic Ocean. For example, the pilot of the carrier-based attack aircraft “Super Hornet” saw in the air “an unknown aircraft about the size of” a silver suitcase. At that moment, not a single aircraft was allowed into the airspace, which caused bewilderment, moreover, the object was hardly tracked on radars. Another pilot collided with two UFOs, and the military again failed to identify these objects and understand who controls them. All this is recorded in reports.

Two years ago, the Pentagon even established a Task Force on Unidentified Air Phenomena (they don't use the term “UFO” (UFO), but prefer the abbreviation UAP, which means “Unidentified Air Phenomena”). And in the summer of 2021, they published a report describing meetings with UAP over the last 17 years. It mentions 144 episodes, and only one shows a rational explanation (the mysterious object turned out to be a deflating balloon), and in   11 cases, American pilots were close to collision with "flying saucers".

At the same time, the published 144 incidents were only the tip of the iceberg, experts considered. Guessing what caused the Pentagon's interest in this topic, which has always been the lot of freaks and poorly educated people, they agreed in the opinion that everyone wins in this case: the military after such “revelations” can count on an increase in budget funding (the sky must be protected           must  be sure     of Russians), politicians portray violent activity and distract the population from internal problems, and the public gets sensational and… is really distracted from problems.

“Idiocy is amazing”

Now, it seems, Ukrainian scientists are also counting on their “winning”, having decided to show that they, too, do not slurp bast shoes. Astronomers of the Kyiv Observatory, together with the National Academy of Sciences, published a preprint (a version of a research article posted in the open access before publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal), in which they admit that they see in the sky above the capital Nezalezhnaya “a significant number of objects, whose nature is unclear.

The mood of Ukrainian researchers of “unidentified air phenomena” is found from the first same paragraphs of the article. “NASA commissioned a research team to study unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), sightings of events that, from a scientific point of view, cannot be identified as known natural phenomena, —    they write. — The Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine also conducts an independent study of UAP. We used two meteor stations for UAP observations. The observations were made with color video cameras in the daytime sky. We developed a special surveillance technique to detect and characterize UAPs».

Ukrainian astronomers describe two types of UFOs. The first one they call “cosmics” (“luminous objects, brighter than the background of the sky”) and emphasize that they give them the names of birds — swifts, falcons and eagles. Second — “phantoms”. These are dark objects that do not have high contrast. They absorb radiation falling on them. The main characteristic of the UFOs observed by the people of Kiev is their extremely high speed. They fly so fast that they are very difficult to photograph, and can only be detected with the help of special equipment: it takes four tenths of a second to record an event.

“Flights of single, group and   said in the  article. — Observations from two points with two synchronized cameras made it possible to detect a variable object at an altitude of 1170 km. It blinks for one hundredth of a second with an average frequency of 20Hz».

The article does not make any assumptions about the nature of these objects, it only talks about their presence and incredible characteristics. “We see them everywhere”, — Kyiv scientists report enthusiastically.

About "amazing discovery" Ukrainian astronomers, apparently determined to keep up with their politicians, wrote the American edition of the New York Post. The article provoked a strong reaction from his readers. Someone reminded us that fighting was going on in Ukraine, so unidentified flying objects in the sky should not should be surprised. Someone has suggested that President Biden supplies this country in abundance not only with arms and money, but and consciousness-expanding psychoactive substances.

A  one reader managed with a laconic comment: “The idiocy is amazing.”

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The secret of the electrician Ilyin. How the Soviet Plyushkin accumulated masterpieces worth millions

At the dawn of Ukraine's independence, a sensational discovery was made in one of the nondescript houses in the city of Kirovograd, which gave rise to a lot of questions, many of which remain unanswered. In the home of a lonely electricianAlexander Ilyinafter his death, they discovered a priceless collection of paintings, old books, church utensils and antiques. It contained tens of thousands of unique items, the total cost of which, according to various estimates, ranged from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. At the same time, the owner of one of the largest private collections in the post-Soviet space and in Europe lived very modestly. Mysteries about him and his unique collection still haunt the minds of researchers.

Dusty Treasures

In the autumn of 1993, a visitor to a second-hand bookstore in Kirovograd saw a rare book on the shelf, the appearance of which on sale alarmed him. It belonged to his friend Alexander Ilyin, who recently died at the age of 72. He worked as a simple electrician, but was passionate about collecting. In order to prevent the illegal sale of cultural property, a vigilant citizen sounded the alarm. A commission was created to seize valuable items from the home of the deceased. He did not start a family and did not leave a will. But when experts arrived at Ilyin's home, the nephews of the deceased blocked their path. They did not want to give anything away, claiming all the uncle's property. I had to call for help from the security forces, who became participants in an incredible discovery.

For the export of valuables, several boxes were prepared, in which they expected to take everything at once. At first glance, the dwelling did not look like a storehouse of wealth at all — it was unkempt and matched the appearance of its owner. Alexander Ilyin wore old clothes, did not have part of his teeth, and used a tattered shopping bag. At the same time, such asceticism contrasted sharply with the other side of his life. Antique silver spoons lay next to a rusty bowl in the kitchen, an icon in a precious metal frame hung over an unwashed stove, antique cabinets with rare books stood against the background of shabby walls. And when they looked into the second house on the electrician's site, they gasped in surprise. Inside, everything was literally littered with dusty rarities from different eras, including paintings, figurines, church utensils. .jpg” height=”533″ width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

House of Alexander Ilyin. Photo: frame from video

For example, a man could boast of cutlery made by Faberge and other famous masters. Among the books that made up the bulk of the collection, there were many priceless copies. Also, the inconspicuous hard worker owned the manuscripts of Russian classics: Pushkin, Gogol, Griboyedov, Lermontov. The items were counted in the tens of thousands. To take all this stuff out of the house, it took more than a dozen trucks. In 1994, due to the enormous cultural value of the items and the need for suitable storage conditions, they were nationalized by special order. Books from the collection were transferred to the Chizhevsky Kirovograd Regional Scientific Library, and the Kirovograd Regional Museum of Local Lore received its subject matter.

The private collection of Alexander Ilyin was recognized as one of the largest in Europe, and its total value was estimated at a fortune. Figures were given from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. For example, only the four-volume book “Grand Duke, Royal and Imperial Hunting in Russia” can cost about two hundred thousand dollars. Although such things cannot be measured only in money.

“As for the price, it is difficult to name it, the museum does not evaluate the exhibits, — told reporters at the time the leading curator of the funds department of the Kirovograd Regional Museum of Local Lore Miroslava Egurnova. — The figures of almost a billion dollars, which are given in the newspapers, are taken, as they say, “from the ceiling.” Of course, Ilyin's collection is unique, but its scientific value may be even greater than its consumer value. .jpg” height=”533″ width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

Alexander Ilyin and his exhibits. Photo: frame from video

Hunter of the past

The biggest mystery was the origin of so many treasures from the gloomy electrician, which is still being argued about. It is known for sure that some of the things he got by inheritance. The mother of Alexander Ilyin, who was born in Rybinsk just three years after the revolution, was a noblewoman. Natalia Rimskaya-Korsakovasaved family values ​​for her son, which became the basis of the collection. The guy grew up among them and, apparently, became infected with a generic craving for gathering. Even in the pre-war years, he began to hunt for paintings, icons and other things that he looked for everywhere. Everything suggests that Alexander Ilyin took great pleasure in the very fact of possession and the process of accumulation. For the sake of a good thing, he was ready for a lot, perhaps even for a crime.

In his mature years, Ilyin himself told a friend that shortly after breaking the blockade of Leningrad, he exchanged an expensive silver mug for a bag of flour. At the same time, it is known that in 1944 the collector was caught stealing products that he could use just for exchange. But for some reason they put him away for a short time. There is evidence that he paid off with antiques and supposedly avoided military service in this way. After the war, Ilyin moved to Kirovograd, where he brought two baggage containers with antiquities and where he continued to maniacally hunt for new exhibits. A great help was his work as an electrician, which allowed him to get into people's houses for “reconnaissance”. He deliberately walked around the yards under the pretext of checking meters. Noticing, for example, an ancient icon in a dwelling, Ilyin, as it were, entered into a bargain.

Alexander Ilyin. Photo: frame from video

Sometimes a man took things as payment for the work of an electrician, bought something for a nominal fee, but could fork out. He set aside money for his passion, for which he saved on everything and even ate free in the city canteen trust where he worked. Often Ilyin traded cultural values ​​for other items from the bins and somehow even “waved” with the museum. For old publications like the Ogonyok magazine; he received church books, which were not particularly valued under the Soviet regime. As an exchange fund, the electrician dragged everything home, and for this he climbed through landfills. There he also found materials for the restoration of old books, for which he had the greatest passion. For example, from the skin of discarded shoes, he could make a binding. Alexander Ilyin was engaged in such work selflessly and very skillfully.

Thanks to the talents of a bookbinder and a restorer, an electrician-collector once attacked a real gold mine. Before the closing of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, he undertook to restore the gospel of the rector and asked for old books for this. Having received the keys to the library, for each visit, the man took home a priceless edition under his clothes. He believed that thereby saving books from destruction. Just at that time, the Lavra was cordoned off by the military, who did not allow the priests to carry out valuables, but Ilyin somehow managed to do it. After his death, more than a hundred publications from the church library were found in his possession. He also replenished his collection by restoring icons for churches. Instead, he returned copies painted by a familiar artist. It is possible that he considered such a deception as a way to save historical values.

Not for prying eyes

The fact that Alexander Ilyin did not start a family and left no heirs is directly related to his passion for antiques. When asked about the reasons for his bachelor life, he replied that he could not bring a stranger into the house. Such seclusion largely explains the lack of reliable information about the emergence of a unique collection. Her wealth is difficult to explain even taking into account the facts described above from the biography of an electrician. Although he communicated with many collectors, museum workers, no one was at his house and could not imagine the scope of his home treasury. All this led to the emergence of conspiracy theories around the name of Alexander Ilyin.

According to the most unusual version, he collected and kept expensive antiques on the instructions of representatives of the state security agencies. Allegedly, in places of deprivation of liberty, Ilyin recruited the NKVD and instructed him to secretly perform delicate work. Although there is no serious evidence of his cooperation with the Chekists or party workers, this hypothesis was beaten by the creators of the television series Dragon Syndrome, released in 2012. In it, an electrician from Kirovograd is presented as a caretaker of someone else's illegal collection. A theory has also been put forward about Alexander Ilyin's close ties to organized crime, which looks even more dubious. But there is a lot of evidence that his rarities were in the center of attention of crime after the death of the owner. .jpg” height=”578″ width=”800″ style=”display: block;” />

Page of the newspaper “Kievskiye Vedomosti”.

Oddities began to happen immediately after the discovery of the collection. Thus, representatives of the society of collectors of Kirovograd complained about the suspicious behind-the-scenes approach in describing the values. None of them were involved in this work, and they directly accused museum employees of embezzlement. In a 1994 interview with Kirovogradskaya Pravda the head of the local department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs voiced suspicions that at that time part of the collection had already been sold abroad. It is significant that the journalists who covered this story reported that they were being pressured. The former head of the department of rare publications and valuable documents of the Kirovograd Regional Scientific Library also spoke about the threatening calls he received. According to some reports, more than 40 books from Ilyin's collection were missing there.

At first, the circumstances of the death of Alexander Ilyin were also considered suspicious. His nephews complained to the media that they were accused of murder. They said that even the uncle's body was exhumed for additional research, which eventually confirmed the natural cause of death. At the same time, relatives stated that they were still denigrated and made outcasts. When they wanted through the courts to obtain the right to own the collection, or at least receive compensation for it, they were allegedly denied assistance by both lawyers and judges. Maybe the whole point is that among these people there were also interested? According to rumors, some of the most valuable exhibits from the house of Alexander Ilyin fell straight into the hands of influential residents of Kirovograd and other cities of Ukraine.

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Norway warns of worsening EU crisis with gas price cap

Norway's ministry warns of worsening crisis in EU due to gas price ceiling Deputy Energy Minister Andreas Eriksen explained that the price ceiling will not solve the fundamental problem – lack of resources. Instead, demand will increase, and the authorities of the EU countries will have to restrict consumption even more severely =”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

Introducing a cap on gas prices could exacerbate the energy crisis in Europe, Andreas Eriksen, State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy, told CNN.

“In government, we are skeptical about the gas price ceiling. First of all, because the fundamental problem in Europe now— lack of energy resources, and the price ceiling does not solve this problem. On the contrary, it may exacerbate the energy crisis, lead to too high demand in the market and the need for new restrictive measures. It can also divert gas flows from Europe to other markets, and this will also exacerbate the crisis in Europe this winter, — Eriksen believes.

He positively assessed some of the measures proposed by the European Commission instead of the price ceiling for Russian gas— for example, the withdrawal of excess profits from energy companies in favor of consumers.

Norway— the second largest gas exporter to the EU after Russia. The country supplies the European Union with about 40% of fuel. In June, Bloomberg wrote that Brussels had reached an agreement with Oslo to increase natural gas supplies.

The energy crisis in Europe has developed against the backdrop of sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia due to a special operation in Ukraine. In European countries, a record increase in prices over the past 40 years is recorded, primarily for utilities.

EU fears complete cessation of gas supplies from Russia: Gazprom in September, it once again stopped pumping through the Nord Stream; due to a gas leak at the turbine. At the same time, the countries of the bloc are considering a price ceiling for Russian gas as a sanction measure.

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Financial Times wrote that at least ten European states are pushing for a price ceiling for all suppliers, not just from Russia.

So far, the EU states have not been able to reach a consensus on this issue, and the European Commission on September 14 proposed alternative measures to combat the crisis: the withdrawal of excess profits from oil, gas and coal companies, limiting the maximum profit for companies producing energy from renewable sources and lignite and nuclear energy enterprises, as well as limiting consumption.

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Pashayev again lost the status of a lawyer five days after receiving it

The Council of the Chamber of Advocates of North Ossetia reinstated defender Mikhail Efremov in the status of a lawyer on September 10. The Federal Chamber of Lawyers of Russia is investigating this decision, and the head of the qualification commission who made it will himself lose the status media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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Elman Pashaev, who defended the actor Mikhail Efremov in the case of an accident, was again revoked the status of a lawyer. This was reported on the website of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers (FPA) of Russia.

The fact that Pashayev regained the status of a lawyer in the Bar Association of North Ossetia became known on September 10. He said that he was tested on June 27, and on August 5 he took the exam. According to Pashaev, the members of the commission unanimously voted for his return to the ranks of lawyers.

The decision to recall him again was made at a meeting of the FPA council in Makhachkala. It was also decided to oblige the Council of the Chamber of Advocates of North Ossetia to terminate the status of the lawyer of the chairman of the qualification commission, which accepted Pashaev into the chamber. A working commission will be created to investigate violations of the law in the North Ossetian chamber.

Prior to this, Pashaev was deprived of the status of a lawyer in September 2020 by decision of the Council of the Bar Association of North Ossetia. This was preceded by disciplinary proceedings opened in July against Pashaev and the lawyer of the injured party, Alexander Dobrovinsky.

During the trial of Efremov, Pashaev stated that “energy holes” could be the cause of the accident; and “aerosol clouds”, and also that the investigation did not take into account the version of the interception of Efremov's car by hackers. The Ministry of Justice considered the statements and behavior of the defense lawyer unacceptable.

The Chamber found in the lawyer's actions a violation of professional ethics. The FPA noted that Pashayev and Dobrovinsky reported to the media information constituting a lawyer's secret and used the Efremov case for self-promotion. Dobrovinsky in October 2020 was also deprived of the status of a lawyer for two years.

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Pashayev was deprived of his lawyer status several times even before the Efremov case. In 2018, he spent several months in custody on an extortion case, after which the charge was re-qualified and Pashayev received a year of probation for arbitrariness.

The accident involving the actor occurred on June 8, 2020 on Smolenskaya Square in Moscow. The driver of the car that Efremov crashed into, Sergey Zakharov, died. Efremov was sentenced to eight years in a penal colony. Then his sentence was reduced to 7.5 years.

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CEC refuses to purchase new generation electronic ballot boxes

The Central Election Commission refused to purchase 10 thousand electronic ballot boxes KOIB-2022, explaining the decision by the lack of suppliers and the “current situation.” Potential bidders insist on their readiness to supply complexes

The Central Election Commission has canceled the purchase of the latest ballot processing complexes (KOIB-2022), follows from the resolution adopted at the CEC meeting on September 15. As Alexander Sokolchuk, head of the federal informatization center at the CEC, explained, the commission could not find a supplier that met the requirements.

“As Ella Alexandrovna [Pamfilova] said, due to the current situation, we were not able to implement this item, and there were no organizations that would fulfill the requirements of our terms of reference,” — Sokolchuk noted.

According to Sokolchuk, the Ministry of Finance and the government refused the CEC's request to redistribute the funds allocated for KOIBs for other purposes, in particular, the replacement of equipment being decommissioned as part of the Elections GAS. The money will be returned to the budget, thus, the cost of activities of the CEC automation center in 2022 will decrease to 1.5 billion rubles. instead of almost 3.7 billion rubles.

KOIBs are used for electronic counting of voting results, they consist of a pair of scanners connected to ballot boxes to recognize ballots and a printer. According to the schedule, the CEC was supposed to conclude a contract for the manufacture and supply of KOIBs in 2022 in the amount of almost 2.3 billion rubles. It was about 10 thousand new complexes, Sokolchuk said.

RBC sent a request to the CEC.

Both potential suppliers of KOIBs told RBC that they were interested in supplying these devices.

JSC “United Instrument-Making Corporation” (OPK) sent a letter to the CEC, in which it expressed its readiness to supply KOIBs, RBC was told in the press service of the Rostec state corporation, which includes the OPK. “The necessary technological capabilities for the production of KOIBs are currently available,” — they added there, emphasizing that the defense industry did not refuse to conclude a contract and was ready to implement all the requirements of the Central Election Commission.

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According to the vice-rector for economics and innovations of MSTU. N.E. Bauman Yevgeny Starozhuk, the university declared to the representatives of the CEC that it was ready to participate in the procurement. The issue with the logistics of imported components has now been resolved, he noted. “As far as we know, information was received from a single supplier about the impossibility of purchasing complexes, but once again I note that MSTU. N.E. Bauman declared his readiness to take part in the purchase, & mdash; added by Starzhuk.

In April, Sokolchuk already said that the Central Election Commission was refusing to purchase— according to him, the OPK did not conclude a contract “due to the current situation and the complexity of implementation.” In “Rostec” then they indicated that the holding did not refuse to sign the contact. Later, the head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, indicated that the Central Election Commission was negotiating with alternative suppliers, since “many companies had certain difficulties for various reasons.”

Immediately after the start of the special operation in Ukraine, Rostec and his businesses came under British sanctions. On March 3, similar sanctions were imposed by the United States; restrictions included the head of Rostec; Sergei Chemezov and members of his family.

Earlier, Pamfilova reported on the CEC's plans to increase the number of ballot processing complexes to 25,000 by 2022 or 2023. Now the CEC has about 5 thousand KOIB-2010 and about 13 thousand KOIB-2017.

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In Crimea, a teacher of a technical school was arrested because of a video with a Turkish drone

According to the man, he showed students a video of a drone being used against the Russian army “for informational purposes.” As follows from the frames published by telegram channels, it was a video with a song about Bayraktar

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A teacher was arrested in Crimea for showing students a video about a drone used against the Russian army, according to the website of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The man was charged with administrative protocols on discrediting the Russian army and publicly displaying Nazi symbols (Articles 20.3 and 20.3 .3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses; the maximum punishment for citizens is a fine of up to 100 thousand rubles and arrest for up to 15 days, respectively).

The court found the man guilty and sent him under arrest for 13 days.

In a video distributed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a man says that he admits his guilt. According to him, on September 14, he “demonstrated the combat capabilities of a Turkish drone against, presumably, the troops of the Russian Federation.” for “informative purposes”.

The video in question was previously posted by Shot. On it, the teacher, in front of his students, turned on a video with a Ukrainian song dedicated to the Turkish attack drone Bayraktar in the audience. According to the Telegram channel, the man's name is Andrey Belozerov. Previously, he taught Ukrainian language and literature, then he passed the recertification and began to teach Russian, writes Shot.

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Peskov called The Sun article about the assassination attempt on Putin a lie

According to the newspaper, on Wednesday in Moscow there was a “loud bang” from under the left front wheel of the presidential limousine, which was traveling in a cortege of five cars, after which “thick smoke” went. The publication linked this to an assassination attempt and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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The publication of the British tabloid The Sun about the alleged assassination attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin is not true, said the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.

As the publication writes, citing sources close to to the head of state, Putin's motorcade “was attacked” on Wednesday in Moscow: there was a “loud bang” from under the left front wheel of the presidential limousine, after which “thick smoke” went out. According to the newspaper, the car was sent to a safe place, Putin was not injured. The Sun also refers to the General SVR telegram channel.

When asked if The Sun's information was true, Peskov replied: “No.”

In September 2013, the Moscow City Court sentenced Kazakhstani Ilya Pyanzin, accused of plotting an assassination attempt on Putin, to ten years in prison. According to investigators, in December 2011 in Ukraine, Adam Osmaev and Ruslan Madaev offered Pyanzin to join Doku Umarov (the leader of the terrorist group “Imarat Kavkaz” banned in Russia; his body, according to the FSB, was discovered in the fall of 2017 in Ingushetia ) an armed group that was going to assassinate the president.

The participants were supposed to blow up a car bomb in Moscow on the route of the head of state's motorcade. To do this, the members of the group in December 2011 made two explosive devices and tested them in the suburbs of Odessa.

During the manufacture of another bomb in January 2012, a fire broke out, as a result of which Madaev died, and Pyanzin and Osmaev were detained by law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. Subsequently, Pyanzin, at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office, was extradited to Russia.

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In July 2017, the convict asked for a presidential pardon, which was denied. In November 2018, the Kazakhstani also could not be released on parole.

Osmaev was arrested in Ukraine, but he was released in November 2014. The court found him guilty, but counted his stay in the pre-trial detention center for a prison term. The European Court of Human Rights recommended that Ukraine not extradite Osmaev to Russia.

After his release, Osmaev joined the Dzhokhar Dudayev Battalion (the leader of the Chechen separatists, liquidated by the Russian special services in 1996) and participated in hostilities in the Donbass on the side of the Ukrainian army.

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The second governor supported Kadyrov’s call for “self-mobilization”

Governor of Kursk Starovoit supported Kadyrov's idea of ​​collecting volunteers for a special operation Roman Starovoit, following Sergei Aksenov, supported Kadyrov's initiative of “self-mobilization” in the Russian regions. The head of Chechnya suggested that each region collect 1,000 volunteers to be sent to Ukraine =”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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The head of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit supported the initiative of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, to start “self-mobilization”; in Russian regions. Starovoit wrote about this in his telegram channel.

“I will support the call of Ramzan Kadyrov. Yes, now every head of the region must act as responsibly as possible in his post and help our troops, — he said.

According to Starovoit, more than 800 volunteers have already been sent from the Kursk region to various military units participating in the special operation, including the Seim logistics battalion, which will transport fuel, food, ammunition and everything necessary. “All fighters are trained in special centers of the respective units before being sent. Volunteers were fully provided with everything necessary, namely, equipment, uniforms, means of protection and communication, — emphasized the head of the region.

With a call for “self-mobilization” Kadyrov spoke earlier on September 15. He suggested that each region muster 1,000 volunteers. “For a single subject, this is not such a large number, I would even say that it is— the minimum that subjects must meet to begin with. But on a national scale, this is an impressive military contingent of 85 thousand people— almost an army»,— he said.

According to Kadyrov, the governors should not wait for the Kremlin to declare martial law or “sit out waiting for the end” of the war. special operations in Ukraine. Assistance to the state from the regions should not be expressed in verbal speeches or car races, but in concrete actions, the head of Chechnya believes.

The initiative of the head of Chechnya was one of the first to be supported by the head of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov. According to him, “self-mobilization” in the Russian regions is necessary for “the defeat of the Nazis and the restoration of peace.”

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Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, its goals are the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” countries. In Ukraine, martial law and mobilization were declared in response. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in May that 700,000 people were taking part in the hostilities on the side of Kyiv.

In Russia, mobilization was not announced: the Ministry of Defense reported that only a part of the military personnel were participating in the special operation, and their number was “quite sufficient to fulfill all the tasks set by the supreme commander in chief. On September 12, after the decision of the Ministry of Defense to redeploy troops from the Izyumsko-Balakleysky direction to the territory of the DPR, a State Duma deputy from the United Russia party Mikhail Sheremet advocated a general mobilization in the country.

On the same day, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of Russia, refused to answer a question about mobilization. He recommended contacting the Ministry of Defense.

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Politico learned about Pelosi’s plans to visit Armenia

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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will visit Armenia over the weekend, Politico writes citing sources.

The politician will meet in Yerevan with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and other officials. Accompanying Pelosi on the trip will be Congresswoman Jackie Speyer— American with maternal Armenian roots.

Pelosi Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill, in response to a request from Politico, said that he could not confirm or deny the information about the visit of the politician for security reasons.

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On the night of September 13, another aggravation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan began. The parties accused each other of shelling, including outside the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic— for the first time since fall 2020. Yerevan reported 105 dead, 71 servicemen from the Azerbaijani side were killed. Armenia turned to Russia, the CSTO and the UN Security Council for help, and the republic also asked the CSTO for military assistance.

Pashinyan, during a speech in parliament on September 14, stated that he was ready to make difficult decisions for the sake of peace, but then stressed that he would not sign any documents with Azerbaijan. After the prime minister's statements, several hundred residents of Armenia took to the streets of Yerevan. The protesters accused the authorities of not respecting the interests of Armenia and Artsakh (the Armenian name for Nagorno-Karabakh).

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After the start of a new round of conflict, the United States called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately stop hostilities. Pashinyan spoke by phone with United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The latter expressed his readiness to contribute to a peaceful settlement.

The night of September 15, according to the Armenian side, passed without incident. Baku and Yerevan agreed to continue negotiations.

In August, Pelosi visited Taiwan, which official Beijing considers part of China. The Chinese authorities protested the visit and held military exercises near the island. The United States said that in this way they want to express support for Taipei, although they adhere to the “one China” policy.

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The head of Eni said that Italy will be able to survive the winter without Russian gas

Eni CEO Descalzi: Italy will be able to survive the winter without Russian gas supplies Claudio Descalzi noted that gas storage facilities in Italy are already 90% full, and Eni is working to diversify supplies in order to completely abandon Russian gas by 2024-2025

Italy “could survive” the coming winter without Russian gas, provided that the temperature is mild. This was stated by the head of the Italian gas company Eni, Claudio Descalzi, reports Bloomberg.

According to him, Italian gas storage facilities are already 90% full, and the authorities are actively replacing Russian fuel. “Algeria has already doubled its gas supplies to Italy”, — emphasized the head of the company.

Earlier, Descalzi reported that Eni plans to replace about 50% of gas imports from Russia by 2023, increasing this amount to 80% in 2023-2024, and completely abandon such supplies by 2024-2025.

The rise in world electricity prices in Europe has been going on since the end of February, when the EU imposed sanctions against Moscow in response to the Russian special operation in Ukraine. This was followed by a decrease and later a complete cessation of gas transportation through the Nord Stream, an increase in fossil fuel prices and record inflation. In addition, Gazprom from August 31, reduced gas supplies to Italy from 27 million cubic meters. m up to 20 million cubic meters. m, reported Eni.

The situation in the European economy is complicated by severe drought in the central and southern parts of the region.

Italy, along with Germany, Finland and Bulgaria, is one of the most dependent on the Russian gas countries. According to 2020 data, Rome was 46% dependent on Russian fuel supplies.

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In some European countries, due to the sharp rise in prices for gas and, as a result, for electricity, production at factories has decreased, and many of them are on the verge of closing. In July, the country— EU members have agreed to reduce gas consumption by 15% compared to the average for the past five years from August 1 to March 31, 2023.

Moscow, in response to Western restrictive measures, transferred gas payments for unfriendly countries (in the list of such states includes the entire EU) in rubles. After the refusal of some countries, including Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Bulgaria, to pay in Russian currency, Gazprom stopped deliveries. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, claimed at the end of July that in total gas pumping was stopped in 12 EU countries.

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Reuters learned that Xi Jinping refused to meet with the Pope

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The Vatican offered the Chinese authorities to organize a meeting between Pope Francis and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, since both leaders were in Kazakhstan, but Beijing refused. This is reported by Reuters, citing a source in the Vatican.

According to the source, the initiative of the meeting came from the Pope, but the Chinese side said that it “appreciated this gesture”, but Xi Jinping's schedule was not free time. They had never met in person before.

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping were in Nur-Sultan on Wednesday, September 14. Xi Jinping was there on an official visit, and the Pope was present at the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

After his arrival in Kazakhstan and after meeting with the President of the Republic, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Pope addressed the authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps in the concert hall “Kazakhstan”. “It is time to learn not to aggravate hostility and stop strengthening opposing blocks. We need leaders who at the international level could promote mutual understanding and dialogue between peoples and revive the “Helsinki spirit”, the desire to strengthen multilateralism, build a more stable and peaceful world, caring for new generations, — Francis said.

Xi Jinping arrived in Kazakhstan on September 14 as part of his first tour since the start of the coronavirus epidemic. He held talks with Tokayev, after which he awarded the Chinese leader with the highest state award— Order "Altyn Kyran"

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Kadyrov announced the plans of the Ministry of Defense to use the Chechen experience in training

Kadyrov: Russian Ministry of Defense plans to use Chechen experience in military training Kadyrov said that Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov upon his arrival in Chechnya told him about the plans of the Ministry of Defense to use Chechen experience in the construction of military facilities and training of military personnel

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The Russian Ministry of Defense plans to use the experience gained in the Chechen Republic in the construction of military installations and the training of servicemen. This was announced by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov after a meeting with Deputy Defense Minister Timur Ivanov.

“In Grozny, we had a fruitful dialogue with Timur Vadimovich. The guest highly appreciated our work. During the conversation, we discussed in detail the measures being taken to train troops, as well as issues of their deployment. Timur Ivanov noted that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation plans to use the experience gained in the Chechen Republic in the construction and training of military personnel, — wrote Kadyrov in his telegram channel.

After the start of the military special operation in Ukraine, Kadyrov repeatedly reported sending Chechen volunteers to the combat zone. For the last time, on September 7, he announced the dispatch of fighters from the Sever regiment to the front. and the battalion “South”. “Chechen fighters, among whom are the owners of maroon berets, are determined to fight the Ukronazis. For most of them, this is far from the first shipment to the Donbass,— he wrote in the “Telegram”.

In June, the head of Chechnya announced that in the near future four battalions would be formed in the republic, which would consist exclusively of Chechens. These battalions will replenish the composition of the troops of the Ministry of Defense and will receive the names “North-Akhmat”, “South-Akhmat”, “West-Akhmat” and “Vostok-Akhmat”. Kadyrov explained the decision to form new subdivisions with the “extremely patriotic mood among the youth of the region.”

On September 15, he also suggested that each region collect 1,000 volunteers to participate in a special operation. According to Kadyrov, governors should not wait for the Kremlin to declare martial law or “sit out waiting for the end” special operations in Ukraine. Assistance to the state from the regions should not be expressed in verbal speeches or car races, but in concrete actions, the head of Chechnya believes.

The Kremlin has repeatedly ruled out the introduction of martial law and the announcement of mobilization. In July, the Ministry of Defense stated that only a part of the Armed Forces was participating in the operation in Ukraine, and their numbers would be enough to complete the tasks.

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Putin and other leaders of the SCO countries walked around Samarkand. Video

At the end of the first day of the SCO summit in Samarkand, the presidents walked around the Eternal City complex. Vladimir Putin, together with the leaders of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, tried the traditional samsa

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During the first day of the SCO summit, Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif, President of Iran Seyyed Ibrahim Raisi, as well as President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

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US allowed US media operations to work in Russia

The US Treasury has allowed US media outlets to carry out some of the operations in Russia necessary to support their activities, follows from the general license.

“US news organizations and individuals who are US citizens, including photojournalists, as well as technical staff, can carry out the following transactions necessary for the implementation of journalistic activities or the opening and functioning of a news bureau,— The document says.

Among the permitted transactions are remuneration for support personnel (stringers, translators, operators, technicians, drivers, etc.), renting office space, purchasing or renting goods and services, and paying taxes.

However, the license excludes any transactions involving Channel One, NTV, Rossiya-1 TV channel, Algorithm LLC, New Eastern Outlook; and Oriental Review, opening or maintaining correspondent or settlement accounts for or on behalf of sanctioned persons, as well as transactions related to the Bank of Russia, the National Welfare Fund and the Russian Ministry of Finance.

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