10 Feb, 2021

News digest for 02/09/2021

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the decisions of Poland, Germany and Sweden to expel Russian diplomats unreasonable and unfriendly

Earlier, Russia announced the expulsion of employees of the consulates general of Germany and Poland in St. Petersburg and an employee of the Swedish embassy in Moscow. All of them are charged with participating in unauthorized protests in support of Alexei Navalny, which took place on 23 January. After that, the diplomatic departments of the countries declared one employee of the Russian embassies persona non grata.

Cold plasma installations for the medical field have been developed in the USA

Alexander Friedman, an American physicist, said that plasma has a wide range of applications in real life. To date, compact installations have been developed that generate powerful discharges of cold plasma. And the temperature of ions in a substance does not exceed hundreds of degrees.

We have learned to obtain very weak uniform discharge currents under a voltage of 40 kilovolts in cold plasma, – says Professor Friedman. – It turned out that such plasma quickly heals wounds and even ulcers. This effect is now being studied by dozens of medical centers in various countries. It has already become clear that cold plasma can turn into a weapon in the fight against cancer – in particular, with skin and brain tumors. Of course, while the experiments are carried out exclusively on animals, but in Germany and Russia, permission has already been obtained for clinical trials of a new method of treatment, and in the Netherlands, very interesting experiments are being done on plasma treatment of gum disease. In addition, about a year ago, we were able to ignite a cold discharge right in the stomach of a live mouse! At the same time, it turned out that it works well for the treatment of one of the most severe pathologies of the digestive tract – Crohn’s disease. So now, before our eyes, plasma medicine is being born – a completely new medical direction “

Patch for internal injuries

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States have developed patches to treat damage to internal tissues and organs. The technology is based on thin patches applied to the end of instruments for laparoscopy – a modern method of surgical treatment, in which the operation on internal organs is performed through small incisions 0.5–1.5 cm long.

A new type of battery will be cheaper and safer for the environment

Researchers from the American University of Central Florida have created a battery that uses salt water instead of classic electrolytes. To improve the durability of the device, scientists have also developed a new type of anode. The research data was published in the journal Nature.

A photonic computing device based on quantum dots has been created

Researchers at the University of Southern California have created arrays of regularly spaced quantum dots with specific orientations and shapes. The obstacle to the creation of photonic computational circuits until now has been the difference in the size and shape of point light sources. Now scientists have been able to solve this problem and create a prototype of a photonic computer.

Stress tracking sensor developed in Switzerland

Swiss scientists from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne have developed a device that can measure stress levels by analyzing sweat. This is thought to help in diagnosing depression or burnout and in prescribing effective therapy. Information is transmitted in real time.

A safe way for humans to get into the bowels of a black hole

Scientists from Grinnell College in the United States have developed a theoretical model according to which you can get into the bowels of a black hole (beyond the event horizon) without fear for human health.

This model works in the case of a neutral stationary supermassive black hole, the mass of which exceeds the mass of the Sun by billions of times, writes SkyTechDaily. According to the calculations of specialists, when a person passes through the event horizon of a black hole of solar mass, the difference in gravity in different parts of the body will be too large – about 1,000,000,000,000 (1 trillion) times. That is why it is necessary to penetrate into the supermassive black hole. Finding an isolated black hole is also important. This is necessary so that it does not feed on matter from the surrounding space and, as a result, is not heated to temperatures impossible for human life.

European Space Agency is recruiting astronauts

The European Space Agency (ESA) is opening a set of new astronauts for the first time in 11 years, according to the organization’s website. As specified, the recruits will work together with the acting astronauts. Applications will be accepted from March 31 to May 28, 2021, after which the selection of candidates will begin. At the same time, the ESA announced its intention to expand gender diversity and encouraged women to actively apply.

In the United States announced the start of the program to create an orbital plant

A project to develop large orbital and lunar structures, as well as to create an extraterrestrial production of high-precision products, has been announced by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense.

Traces of rare explosion discovered in the center of the Milky Way

Astronomers may have found the first example of an unusual type of stellar explosion in our galaxy. From NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the discovery (of which you can watch an explanation video below) is helping to understand how some stars split and seeding the universe with elements critical to life on Earth.

Ultra-fast engine created for spaceships

Fatima Ibrahimi, a researcher at the Princeton Laboratory, presented the engine she developed for spaceships. It is assumed that with its help vehicles in space will move much faster.

It is reported that thanks to the new installation, Mars can be reached in less than two days. Thus, with the created motor, the speed of the ship will reach 500 kilometers per second. This process is achieved exclusively due to the principle of a tokamak-type fusion reactor. In this case, the acceleration of the spacecraft will occur due to plasma clots that are created from a closed magnetic field.

Rogozin announced the start of the reconstruction of the launch pad for “Soyuz-5”

The reconstruction of the launch pad for the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle at Baikonur will begin in the summer. This was announced on Sunday, February 7, by the head of the state corporation “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin. “He will fly on time.

Russian authorities discuss new package of social benefits for Russians

Russian authorities are discussing a new package of social benefits for Russians amid the recent mass protests and ahead of the State Duma elections scheduled for September, two sources told Reuters. According to them, the measures could cost the federal budget about 500 billion rubles. The Kremlin has yet to respond to a Reuters request. The press secretary of the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that he was not aware of such discussions

The Russian government has commented on the information that appeared in the media about the new package of support for the population before the elections.

“The support is long-term, systemic in nature, the toolkit is expanding,” said the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation.

Peskov denied information about the allocation of funds to support Russians

Information published by Reuters that against the backdrop of protest moods observed in the country, the government decided to allocate 500 billion rubles. on social support of the population, is not true, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

Funds for testing national digital currency will be distributed to residents of Beijing

As it became known to EVO-RUS.COM, citing its own source, the residents of the Middle Kingdom will be offered to test the digital currency, for this the local authorities will give them a total of 10 million yuan ($ 1.5 million).

French Navy held military exercises in the South China Sea

Two French naval forces (Navy) vessels – the nuclear submarine Émeraude and a command and support ship – conducted exercises in the South China Sea. This was announced on her official Twitter page by French Defense Minister Florence Parley.

“Our ships have just passed through the South China Sea. This is clear evidence of the ability of our naval forces to operate far from territory and cooperate with partners from Australia, the United States and Japan, ”the statement said.

Gazprom suspends gas transit to Kaliningrad via Lithuania

The operator of the Lithuanian gas transmission system Amber Grid announced the suspension of gas transit to the Kaliningrad region from Belarus via Lithuania. This was done at the request of Gazprom, the company notes. The reasons for the stop in transit were not specified.

The teacher was fired after a complaint about a salary and participation in a rally

Teacher Natalia Yelegina taught English at the school, where she received 12 thousand rubles a month. At the end of January, she decided to share her problem with the Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, on social networks, whose son studied in her class.

A few days later, the teacher was summoned to the director and informed about his dismissal. After that, Yelegina was summoned for interrogation to Center “E”. The reason was the fact that Natalya was spotted at 14:00 on Nakhimov Square, where an unauthorized rally in support of the politician Navalny was taking place.

The owner of the villa where Navalny lived accused the journalists of “Russia 1” of lying

The owner of a villa in Freiburg told Dozhd TV that the Rossiya 1 film crew rented the villa for the weekend, posing as tourists from Belgium. According to him, the author of the story, Anastasia Popova, used the French surname Bourt. As “Rain” specifies, this is the name of her husband, a citizen of Belgium.

The owner of the villa claims that he did not know that they were Russian journalists. He noted that the film crew of “Russia 1” filmed him with a hidden camera. At the moment, he has already applied to law enforcement agencies.

Businessman Chichvarkin paid for Navalny’s residence in Germany

Navalny’s associate Leonid Volkov said that businessman Yevgeny Chichvarkin paid for the accommodation of Alexei and his family in a large house. Renting a house cost him 15,580 euros (almost 1.4 mln rubles. – Ed. Note). At the same time, Leonid Volkov noted that they managed to agree on a large discount, since the politician had lived in the house for quite a long time.

Earlier on the TV channel “Russia 1” there was an “investigation” about “Navalny’s villa”. It said that in Germany, a politician lived in luxury and wealth during his rehabilitation, vacationing with his whole family in a villa in Freiburg. According to the statements of the journalists from the state TV channel, the opposition politician allegedly cost 30,000 dollars (2.2 million rubles – editor’s note).

Florida hackers hacked water purification system

The computer system of a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, USA, was hacked by an unknown attacker on February 5, he tried to increase the sodium hydroxide content in tap water to dangerous levels.

The living wage has been reduced in the Chelyabinsk region

By the decision of the governor, the living wage for the fourth quarter of 2020 was set at 11,232 rubles, which is 198 rubles less than in the third quarter of 2020. The corresponding decree signed by the head of the region Alexey Teksler was published on the portal of legal information. Size retrospectively approved

From January 1, 2021, changes in legislation came into force. Now the cost of living will be set immediately for a year. It is calculated based on the median per capita income.

Russian developers ask to return labor migrants

Russian developers have applied to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation with a request to return the opportunity to foreign citizens to enter Russia again. There is a shortage of workers in the country due to the outflow of foreign workers. About half of the developers operating on the market have already faced this situation.

It is difficult to replace CIS citizens with Russian workers in the short term, since it takes time to train them and popularize construction professions, according to the National Association of Builders.

The number of unemployed in Russia in 2020

The number of Russian citizens employed at work by the end of 2020 reached the lowest level since 2011. As follows from the data of Rossstat, by the end of the year, the number of employed Russians decreased to 70.77 million people, and the number of unemployed during 2020 reached 4.6-4.7 million people.

The last time the indicators were worse than those in 2010, when Rosstat recorded 69.6 million employed workers in Russia. The final results for 2020, taking into account December, have not yet been calculated.

Vinokur spoke in favor of paying subsidies to state artists

If musicians are in public service, then they should receive a subsidy. Both state theaters and ensembles, I think, should receive subsidies. What (the amount of payments. – Approx. Ed.), I do not know, I am far from that, – he said on the air of the radio station “Moscow Says”.

Comedian Vladimir Vinokur expressed hope that with the end of the quarantine measures, show business employees will restore their income to the same level.

Mishustin advised regions to actively open fairs and markets

The government has recommended that the regions stimulate local agricultural trade and open markets and fairs in crowded places amid falling COVID-19 incidence and the gradual lifting of quarantine restrictions.

On the filming of the video on Mamayev Kurgan

Volgograd teachers, doctors and other public sector workers were filmed in a video in support of President Vladimir Putin. Filming took place on February 4 at the Mamayev Kurgan. At the same time, most of the participants in the filming were sure that they were filming as extras for the Lube group. Some of the participants were sure that this would be some kind of patriotic event for the victory day in the Battle of Stalingrad.

European possessions of employees of Russian state-owned companies

The Vostochnye Stories publication, together with the Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime (OCCRP), spoke about real estate worth tens of millions of euros from former top managers of Gazprom Andrei Goncharenko and Anatoly Kozeruk, as well as from the son of a top manager of Russian Railways Oleg Toni. The holdings of employees of Russian state-owned companies are located in England, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy, and the origin of the funds for their purchase raised questions.

Belarus initiates extradition of oppositionist Tsepkalo from Latvia

The Investigative Committee of Belarus initiates the extradition from Latvia of the oppositionist, former presidential contender Valery Tsepkalo, the state TV channel Belarus 1 reports. The relevant documents were sent to the General Prosecutor’s Office.

Debt of Russians for housing and communal services

The debt of Russians in enforcement proceedings for the collection of utility bills over the past year increased by 2.6 billion rubles and reached 152 billion rubles. This was reported to NEWS.ru by the Federal Bailiff Service.

Roscosmos Institute found signs of loss at SpaceX

The decrease in the launching activity of the American company SpaceX may indicate that its activities are unprofitable, but it is impossible to talk about this reliably due to the lack of financial statements available for analysis, the general director of the Agat Organization (the head economic research institute of Roscosmos) said in an interview with RIA Novosti. “) Nikita Kazinsky.

Russia’s revenues from hydrocarbon exports in 2020

Gazprom’s revenues from gas exports in 2020 fell by 39.6% to $ 25.25 billion, according to data from the Federal Customs Service.

Revenue from the sale of Russian crude oil abroad decreased by 40.8 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, according to the Federal Customs Service. Russian companies received 72.3 billion dollars from oil sales

Exports of petroleum products in monetary terms fell by 32.3 percent to $ 45.3 billion

Revenues from coal exports last year fell 22.5 percent to $ 12.389 billion.

Electricity supplies from the country decreased 1.65 times.

Companies’ revenues from gasoline sales fell 23.7 percent. At the same time, the volume of its exports increased by 12.4 percent.

Universal has released a trailer for the action movie “Nobody”

Galaxy S21 was placed under water and shows it live

The Galaxy S21 series smartphones are IP68 water resistant. One of the owners of the smartphone decided to test the device for a “test drive”. The smartphone is charged under water from the wireless station and is in the on state.

During the entire experiment, the user had to get the Galaxy S21 out of the water twice to reset the timer. The fact is that it does not work longer than 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds. The smartphone has been under water for almost 250 hours.

He once issued a moisture warning after 117 hours 53 minutes underwater. The Galaxy S21 screen was unresponsive and the system was launching applications uncontrollably. After 241 hours and 10 minutes, the user decided to test the speakers – they sounded “terrible” and quiet.

The new Formula 1 team announced the preparation of an application for participation

A startup called Monaco has confirmed its intention to debut in the World Cup. For the first time, Monaco Increase Management and its desire to compete in the Grand Prizes became known at the end of 2019. Its founder, Salvatore Gandolfo, planned to join forces with the Campos team and debut in F1 in 2021.

Samsung 870 EVO solid-state drives released in Russia

The devices are made in a 2.5-inch format with dimensions of 100 × 69.85 × 6.8 mm. The microchips of flash memory Samsung V-NAND MLC and the controller Samsung MKX are used. The SATA 3.0 interface is used to connect to a computer, providing a bandwidth of up to 6 Gb / s. The speed of sequential reading of information reaches 560 MB / s, the speed of sequential writing is 530 MB / s

The Samsung 870 EVO family includes models with a capacity of 250 and 500 GB, as well as 1, 2 and 4 TB. The price is respectively 3690, 5590, 10 390, 23 990 and 49 990 rubles

Latvia has suspended broadcasting of 16 more Russian TV channels

The National Council for Electronic Media (NSESMI) of Latvia has banned the retransmission of 16 Russian TV channels since February 10. REN TV Baltic, NTV Mir Baltic, Karusel International, NTV Serial, NTV Style, NTV Pravo, “Kinomiks”, “Our New Cinema”, “Native Cinema”, “Indian Cinema”, “Cinema Comedy”, “Cinema Series”, KVN TV , Kitchen TV, Box TV, HD Life

This morning, NEPLP decided to exclude 16 programs from the list of programs relayed in Latvia, including REN TV Baltic and NTV Mir Baltic, – said the head of the regulator Ivars Abolins on Twitter.

The Kremlin promised to promote the ideas of the Russian World in Ukraine

Russia will show soft power by supporting compatriots living abroad. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told about this to journalists

According to international law, any state has the ability to carry out some kind of humanitarian operations, humanitarian methods of support, to encourage humanitarian contacts, contacts between people, to talk about literature, art, science, ”he said.

We will remind, two days ago, the former president of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, said that Ukraine will face a “new stage of the war”, during which Russia can establish control over Kherson and Mariupol.

Moscow will fail to introduce the Russian world in Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Russia will not be able to introduce its “monotonous Russian world” in Ukraine by soft power. He wrote about this on his Twitter page.

The “Russian world” is a monotony in which there is no one but Russians. The Ukrainian world is diversity and freedom to be yourself, – wrote Kuleba, noting that therefore the Ukrainian world is protected by Ukrainian-speaking, Russian-speaking and all other Ukrainians.

Donbass residents will receive the right to restitution

Residents of both people’s republics of Donbass – LPR and DPR – will receive the right to restitution of their lost property. This was stated in an interview for Radio NV by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the “temporarily occupied territories” Oleksiy Reznikov

People who were forced to leave their homes due to the occupation will be returned their property, ”said the Ukrainian minister

How to promote on social networks

According to the Internet resource Znak.com, the regional branches of United Russia received a new task to post on VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and Instagram, laudatory posts about Russian President Vladimir Putin. The first “cut” in the game was carried out last Saturday, the second – on Sunday, and the final one – on Monday. Each regional office must send a report on the work done to the EP. A source in the party told Znak.com about this.

Shoigu: the RF Armed Forces will focus on the introduction of artificial intelligence

The Russian Armed Forces will focus on introducing artificial intelligence technologies into weapons. This was announced by the Minister of Defense, opening an operational mobilization meeting with the leadership of the RF Armed Forces in Moscow.

Last year, we fulfilled the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, given in the May 2012 decree: the share of modern weapons and military equipment in the troops was 70.1%. Now it is necessary to ensure the introduction of artificial intelligence technologies into weapons that determine the future appearance of the Armed Forces, he said.

Lukashenka raised the issue of full compensation for damage by protesters

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the protesters should fully compensate for the damage that was caused to the city economy of Minsk during last year’s protests.

Potential successor to Merkel supported the idea of ​​EU enlargement

The prime minister of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia was elected chairman of the ruling CDU party. He agrees to support Ukraine’s aspirations to the European Union

Appeal for the return of the monument to Dzerzhinsky

Writers and bloggers signed an appeal for the return of the monument to Dzerzhinsky to Lubyanskaya Square (RIA Novosti has the text). Among the signatories are Zakhar Prilepin, Igor Molotov, Aleksandr Prokhanov, Dmitry Puchkov and Lesya Ryabtseva.

Trade in Russia in 2020 – figures from the Federal Customs Service

  • with the EU -21.3% (up to $ 218.8 billion)
  • with China -6.7% (up to $ 104 billion)
  • with Belarus -15.7% (up to $ 28.54 billion)
  • from the USA -8.9% (to $ 23.9 billion)
  • with Turkey -20.2% (up to $ 20.8 billion)
  • with Ukraine -13.5% (up to $ 9.9 billion)

Export: 14.4% to the CIS, 85.6% to non-CIS countries. Imports: 10.7% from the CIS, 89.3% from far abroad.

The basis of exports in 2020 is traditionally fuel and energy products (49.6% versus 62.1% in 2019), the basis of imports is machinery and equipment (47.6% versus 46.1% in 2019).

The Belarusian Defense Ministry in the OSCE proposed:

  • freeze military build-up and spending
  • return to normal operation of the Open Skies Treaty
  • confirm the ban on the deployment of intermediate and shorter-range missiles in Europe (after the collapse of the INF Treaty)
  • to start negotiations on a new regime of control over conventional arms in Europe, corresponding to the current military-political situation (the CFE Treaty that regulates this sphere does not actually work)
  • pursue a policy of “containment” to deploy additional military forces of other countries on its territory

For the first time in 30 years, the Russian Ministry of Defense does not participate in an OSCE seminar on military doctrines, the reason is the unfriendly policy of the West, Russian diplomat Gavrilov told RIA Novosti

Fines for violations at rallies passed the second reading in the Duma

for disobedience to security officials at a rally – a fine of up to 4 thousand rubles (for repeated – up to 20 thousand) or up to 120 hours of arrest

for financing a rally contrary to prohibitions – a fine from 10 to 20 thousand rubles or up to 50 hours of compulsory work for citizens, a fine from 70 to 200 thousand for officials

Britain tightens entry rules

From Monday, in addition to the test before the trip, you will need to pass 2 more tests during the 10-day quarantine in the country itself

 

Roskomnadzor has launched a mobile application in test mode for quick complaints about prohibited information on the Internet

 

How North Korea bypasses sanctions

The media got access to the draft report of the UN Committee on sanctions against North Korea on the facts of circumvention of the international sanctions regime. For example, last year North Korea demonstrated new short- and medium-range ballistic missiles at military parades, and submarines equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles at naval parades.

The report emphasizes that the listed missiles are highly likely to carry a nuclear charge. Cyber ​​fraud is another example of international sanctions violations reported by one unnamed UN member state: between 2019 and November 2020, hackers stole over $ 316 million in virtual assets.

Recall that since 2006, the UN has been imposing sanctions against the DPRK. Since 2013, the UN sanctions regime has been aimed at preventing the flow of foreign currency into the country. In addition, sanctions prohibiting the export and import of weapons, luxury goods and a number of minerals continue to be in effect. The DPRK is also subject to unilateral sanctions by the US, EU, Australia, Japan, and South Korea.

How many Russians work remotely

In Russia, 3.57 million people work remotely, according to the Ministry of Labor. The department predicts that this format of employment in the future will spread to 10% of the working-age population.

The largest number of telecommuting workers live in large agglomerations, cities with a population of one million – Moscow and the Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk Region, as well as in Bashkiria.

Russians are not optimistic about Russian science

Over the past two years, the number of Russians who are optimistic about the state of Russian science has decreased, the study showed.

Positive assessments were recorded in 31% of respondents against 37% two years earlier. According to experts, the number of citizens who believe that science is developing steadily in the country has decreased from 33 to 28%. The share of Russians who call their country a world leader in scientific research has also declined by 1 pp, from 4% in 2019 to 3% now. Another 23% of the survey participants considered that Russian science is experiencing stagnation, and 16% are confident that its state can be described as “complete decline.”

Deputy Bondarenko will be deprived of his mandate and a criminal case will be initiated against him.

Nikolay Bondarenko became famous for his blog on YouTube, which has over 1.23 million subscribers. The Communist deputy was detained because he attended a rally in support of Alexei Navalny. The first secretary of the Saratov regional party committee Olga Alimova told RBC about this.

Deputy of the Saratov Regional Duma from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Nikolai Bondarenko may be deprived of his mandate and prosecuted for a corruption crime. This is the opinion of the deputies of the local branch of “United Russia” following a meeting of the Duma commission on income.

United Russia representatives believe that Bondarenko is engaged in illegal enrichment, receiving income from his YouTube channel “The Diary of a Deputy” (1.25 million people are subscribed to it).

Bondarenko objected that this is not about royalties, but about income from commercials, which YouTube mixes into videos without his participation.

“I cannot influence monetization in any way – even if I change the quality of the videos,” he said.

Earlier speaking to reporters, the politician said that after threats from regional officials because of his activity, he was already “trying on criminal articles.” Nevertheless, he announced his desire to compete with the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in the upcoming parliamentary elections, if he is nominated as a single-mandate

Zyuganov accused Navalny of arresting deputy Bondarenko.

The authorities went crazy to such an extent under the pressure of the dirty bulk that they decided to detain the deputy Nikolai Bondarenko, – said Zyuganov. – We will not allow to arrange reprisals against our talented deputy

The Kremlin called Zyuganov’s words about the detention of a communist aggressive

The Kremlin has a negative attitude to the “aggressive rhetoric” of the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, who announced that the authorities were “stunned under the pressure of navalnyatiny” after the arrest of Saratov communist deputy Nikolai Bondarenko for participating in an uncoordinated rally on January 31 This was announced to reporters by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the correspondent of RBC reports.

“Negatively. The rhetoric is rather aggressive, which should not be welcomed, ”said Peskov.

The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, speaking to journalists in the State Duma, said that he was calling on the authorities to “hang up” in the Bondarenko case, threatening otherwise to “raise the whole country.”

An open letter demanding to change the legislation on rallies

About 180 actors, directors, writers and academics have signed an open letter demanding a change in the rally legislation. The authors of the document called on the President, the Federation Council and the State Duma to bring the laws on rallies in line with the Constitution and guarantee citizens the right to peaceful assembly. The text appeared on Change.org.

The letter says that the behavior of the protesters on January 23 and 31, February 2 was mostly peaceful, and “the brutality of the police was flagrantly inconsistent with the level of ‘public danger’ of the protesters.”

“The senselessly brutal actions of the police, who beat up peaceful, unarmed citizens, and the complete arbitrariness of the courts, en masse violating all conceivable requirements of the law, the principle of impartiality, justice, and the presumption of innocence, cause deep indignation. These days have become a real shame for the Russian judicial system. “

The signatories of the letter also demand the release of those detained and arrested, the cases against whom are considered political. In total, the document was supported by over 6 thousand people.