7 Sep, 2020

News digest for 09/05-06/2020

In Khabarovsk, for the ninth Saturday in a row, a protest was held in support of the arrested ex-Governor Sergei Furgal. According to eyewitnesses, about 5 thousand people came to the rally.

Protests continue in Belarus

Solidarity chains are seen all over the city. The most popular chain was gathered by women at the Komarovsky market. They shouted ” Shame!”and “We are walking”, and then went down Vera khoruzhey street to applause.

Student protests are taking place in Minsk.

Teachers and University students came out in support of their colleagues from MGLU, where a Riot police RAID took place the day before: five students were detained there. The University management warned about the dangerous situation, but did not stand up for their students.

Participants of a student March are being detained in Minsk.

In the building of the Minsk state linguistic University, riot police detained several students for holding a BCHB flag. The University management did not interfere.

MSLU students told onliner journalists the reason for the detentions:

“As the Vice-rector for educational work told us, the detention was due to riots. Something like this, mass riots, some such reason.”

The press service of the police, meanwhile, reported that “a couple of people” were detained and the detentions were ” exclusively based on previously identified facts of offenses and do not relate to today.”

Parents of the arrested students came to the University with a demand to find their children and explain why the University security did not interfere in the harsh actions of the security forces. The students themselves demand a response from the MSLU administration.

As the rector said at a meeting with them, to prevent such incidents, the University will introduce a pass regime, and the entrance will be guarded by employees of the Ministry of internal Affairs.

The Belarusian football Federation remains neutral

The Belarusian football Federation will not prohibit players from expressing solidarity with protesters during the Belarus – Albania match. Abff Secretary General Sergey Zhardetsky told the newspaper “Rise” that the organization remains neutral on this issue.

“The football Federation has not made any statements in this part, has not spoken to the players in this part and remains neutral in matters of a political nature. We don’t influence athletes. So it’s their decision to speak out or not to speak out.”

Earlier Belarusian football players went to national League matches in t shirts with inscriptions in support of the protesters or showed gestures to the opposition: clenched fist and “V”.

Traces were found in Navalny’s blood, skin, and urine

Spiegel writes that traces of the toxic substance were found in Navalny’s blood, skin and urine, as well as in the bottle from which He drank after the poisoning. A bottle with traces of a toxic substance was handed over to doctors by Navalny’s relatives after his hospitalization, the source of the publication reports.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on the Russian authorities to cooperate with the OPCW in conducting an impartial international investigation. He said that research conducted in Germany proves that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group, so Russia should fully disclose information about the development of substances from the Novichok group and pass this information to the OPCW.

The head of the MIA of Russia did not see the crime of poisoning Bulk

Russian interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev believes that there is no crime in the incident with the poisoning of Alexey Navalny.

“How can it [crime] be there? We do not see any bases”, — said Kolokoltsev, “Interfax”.

Tikhanovski asks UN to send monitoring mission to Belarus.

Svetlana Tikhanovski spoke at a meeting of the UN security Council. She reported on the situation in the country and the demands of the opposition coordination Council.

PandaDoc executives arrested in Belarus

Four executives of the it company PandaDoc, whose founder Mikita Mikado supported the Belarusian opposition, were arrested in Minsk on charges of embezzlement of budget funds. The company announced that it is shutting down its work in Belarus, evacuating employees and is going to reveal the truth about the real “Belarusian investment attractiveness”to the whole world.

the UN General Assembly at its 75th session will consider the situation in Crimea and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, first Deputy foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine dzhaparova said.

Russia has expanded its personal sanctions against Ukraine

In addition to Poroshenko, the leader of the Okean Elzy group Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, a member of the Mejlis Akhtem Chiygoz, Valentin Nalyvaichenko, Sergey Taruta, Irina Lutsenko and others fell under the new restrictions

Get an international investigation into Alexander Lukashenko

Former candidate for the post of President of Belarus Valery Tsepkalo intends to achieve an international investigation against the head of this state Alexander Lukashenko.

“We are working with international lawyers from the United States and Europe to put everything together in one or more serious criminal cases against Lukashenka, so that he can be tried abroad,” Tsepkalo said

30 thousand for shooting an official’s dacha in Tatarstan

Rostransnadzor imposed a fine of 30 thousand rubles to an employee of the investigation Department of the anti-corruption Fund (FBK) Georgy Alburov for shooting from a drone in Tatarstan.

“Not a day without meeting with the Kazan police. The three of THEM brought me a pile of papers where it is written that I was fined 30 thousand for flying a drone over the official dacha, ” Georgy Alburov commented on the situation on Twitter.

Alburov was found guilty of violating the rules for the use of air space (part 2 of article 11.4 of the administrative Code). The document says that on August 31, George in the village of Bima over the territory of the house number 30 on Otradnaya street “operated an unmanned aircraft without notifying the air traffic management authorities”

There are enough employees working abroad

Employees of the Russian foreign intelligence Service currently working abroad are sufficient to solve the tasks assigned to it. They concern the identification and prevention of external threats to our state and citizens, said SVR Director Sergei Naryshkin.

Trump commented on the poisoning of Navalny

Us President Donald trump said that he has no reason to doubt the conclusions of German doctors about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, but the US has yet to study the” figures and documents ” of the case.

“No, I don’t have a reason. I’ve heard that Germany gives this as certain or almost certain conclusions, but we haven’t seen them yet,” trump said. According to him, the US authorities will receive “a lot of documents” about the poisoning “in the next few days.”

The President also noted that he normally accepts that Germany has announced its intention to consider restrictions on Russia due to the situation with Navalny.

Number of churches and schools in Russia

By the beginning of 2009 in ROC there were 29 263 ward, and at the beginning of 2019 – 38 649 other temples or prayer rooms in which the divine Liturgy is celebrated

Modern Russia is characterized by a decrease in the number of schools. It was particularly severe from 2000 (68,804) to 2010 (50,793). In the 2013/2014 academic year, there were 45,149 schools, while in 2018 there were almost 3,000 fewer. According to Rosstat, in comparison with 2018, in 2019, the number of schools decreased from 41,349 to 40,823.

Donetsk strikes engineering structures of the Ukrainian army

The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, ordered a strike on the positions of Ukrainian security forces near the village of Shumy.

“I have decided to issue an order to open fire on illegally erected engineering structures in the area of the settlement of Shumy (600 meters North-East of the settlement of Shumy-the area of newly equipped Ukrainian positions),” – said in a statement by Mr. Pushilin on the website of the head of the DPR.

Rusty trolleybuses from Tver caused horror of residents of Novosibirsk

In Novosibirsk, a scandal breaks out against the background of the publication of photos of trolleybuses that arrived in the city from Tver. Rusty and broken cars, which will soon come out on the routes, showed in the community “Novosibirsk tram” social network Vkontakte

Earlier, Deputy mayor Oleg Klemeshov said that Novosibirsk purchased 12 trolleybuses that previously ran in Tver. According to the official, the cars are about 10-11 years old and they are “almost newer than many of our trolleybuses that are now on the line.”

In the Novosibirsk region, the detainee died in the police Department

A man who attacked police officers in the Novosibirsk region was detained, but died in the duty station of the Iskitim Interdistrict Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs. On this fact an inspection is carried out. According to preliminary data, the cause of death was acute heart failure

Russian tourists were evicted from a hotel in Turkey at night

Russian tourists were evicted from a hotel in the Turkish resort village of Icmeler, located 8 km from the city of Marmaris. This is reported by TourDom. It is noted that this was due to the fact that the 4-star hotel IQ Marmaris did not have a license to carry out tourist activities.

China intends to recover 3.5 billion dollars from Ukraine

It is for this amount that Chinese investors from Skyrizon, who own 56% of the shares of Ukrainian Motor Sich, intend to send a claim to international arbitration. In the document, Chinese investors “Motor Sichi” said that Ukraine violated its international obligations, which are enshrined in the agreement on the promotion and mutual protection of investments between the Ukrainian government and the government of China

Donbass is preparing to merge with the Rostov region

In the republics of Donbass, the vertical of power is completely changing. All departments and ministries of the Republic are directly subordinate to the same ministries of the Rostov region. This is reported by Luhansk TG-channel “Notes of a citizen”

From now on, there will be no “local” curators or other intermediaries. The entire budget, all reports, all activities and steps are now controlled by the administration of the Rostov region, – the message reads

What hinders the growth of Russian enterprises?

According to a survey by Rosstat, the main obstacles to the growth and development of the domestic industry have hardly changed over the past year and do not differ too much in different industries.

The main change is an increase in the impact of economic uncertainty: a year ago, it was just in the top three – now it has reached a confident first place. Almost half of the enterprises from the extractive industries and more than half of the enterprises from the processing industries say that this is one of the main factors.

For the rest: lack of demand in the domestic market (about half of the respondents), taxes (about a third) and a banal lack of funds

Amazon banned the import of seeds to the US from other countries

Amazon has imposed a ban on the supply of seeds from other countries to the United States. According to today News Ufa, in recent months, thousands of Americans have received parcels with seeds. But the fact is that these people did not make such orders

In the US, a University suspended a teacher who pretended to be black

George Washington University in the United States suspended teacher Jessica Krug, who said that all her life she cheated and pretended to be black, being white, and called on her to leave the position of associate Professor of history.

Krug said on her account on the blog platform Medium that she is a” white Jewish woman ” from Kansas city, but “built her life” on lies, appropriating identities that she “had no right to claim.” The teacher said that she pretended because of psychological trauma in childhood and mental health problems. Such an allegation cannot be justified, she pointed out.

Retail banks increase debt sales to collectors

The NKR refers to retail banks as organizations that have more than 50% of their assets on loans to individuals. NKR Analysts identify two banks that significantly increased debt sales to collectors against the background of the pandemic: Tinkoff Bank and Pochta Bank.

Chinese reusable spacecraft lands safely

An experimental Chinese reusable spacecraft has landed safely, the Xinhua news Agency reported on Sunday. The message emphasizes that the ship is intended for peaceful exploration of outer space.

Palestine is ready to break off relations with any country

Palestine will break off relations with any country that moves its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Saeb erikat, Secretary General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine liberation Organization (PLO), told RIA Novosti.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Serbia will move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by July 2021, and until then will open a representative office there, becoming the first European country to open an Embassy in Jerusalem

Penalty For a photo of socks with a cannabis pattern

A resident of Penza Yulia Kotkova posted a photo of socks with the image of cannabis on instagram and VK. The court decided that she “committed illegal advertising of a plant containing narcotic drugs” and fined her four thousand rubles. Kotkova pleaded guilty, but threw away the socks

Opposition March in Minsk

The number of participants in the unauthorized opposition March in the center of Minsk exceeded 100 thousand people, people stretched along the entire Independence Avenue

At the approach to the residence of Lukashenka, law enforcement officers brought out water cannons and blocked the roadway with three-meter metal fences. Riot police with shields formed a cordon, blocking the path of the protesters. Barbed wire is stretched in front of the cordon.

It is raining in Minsk, but this time no one is leaving Lukashenka’s residence. People went to the “unity March” with umbrellas.

As reported Tut.by, protesters chant: “We’re walking through puddles, we don’t need Sasha!”.

Viktor Tsoi’s song “Change” was played over loudspeakers at the Minsk railway station. The corresponding video was published by the Nexta channel.

Media reports on clashes with riot police in Grodno. There, the police fired tear gas.

The German foreign Minister saw signs of Russia’s involvement in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

“If the Russian side does not participate in the investigation of the crime against Navalny, this will become another evidence of the state’s involvement in it,” German foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with Bild newspaper.

Thus, according to Maas, it is in Russia’s own interests to “prove with facts” that the state had nothing to do with the attack. If this does not happen, Germany will discuss the answer, the Minister said