30 Май, 2021

The money will arrive shortly

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko discussed the second transfer for $ 500 million within the Russian loan of $ 1.5 billion to Belarus. The money should go to Belarus in the near future.

“At least there are no obstacles for this, everything has been agreed,” the spokesman said. At the same time, he found it difficult to name the exact dates.


Results of negotiations between Putin and Lukashenko in Sochi. The main thing:

  • Belarus will receive the second tranche of the $ 500 million loan by the end of June;
  • Minsk did not raise the issue of additional economic assistance, the topic of transition to a single currency was not touched upon;
  • the situation with Belavia was discussed, taking into account the vacation period and the need to return Belarusians from Europe, the Ministry of Transport was instructed to organize interaction;
  • the question of Belavia’s flights to Crimea was not raised;
  • Lukashenko informed Putin in detail about the situation with the Ryanair plane, Minsk is ready to provide additional information;
  • Putin raised the issue of the Russian woman Sapieha detained in Minsk, the Russian Foreign Ministry was instructed to «most carefully» monitor the situation;


In the draft US budget for the 2022 fiscal year of the US Department of Defense, an amount of $ 715 billion was included, which is justified by the presence of «Russian and Chinese threats,» explained on the website of the military department. These funds will be used to:

• innovation

• modernization

• taking care of military personnel

• building relationships with allies


The European Union has offered the United States cooperation in countering Russia. This provision is contained in the draft joint statement at the EU-US summit aimed at agreement in Washington. Later, the Geneva US-Russian summit will be held.


The general director of the Belarusian airline «Belavia» Igor Cherginets said that the company does not plan to fly to Crimea yet. «There will be a political decision — we will look,» he said on the air of Soloviev Live.


The Istanbul shipping canal, which should become an alternative to the Bosphorus, will begin construction at the end of June 2021. This was stated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan also said that a new waterway will appear on both banks of the city, both of them will «decorate» the image of Istanbul.

The Istanbul Canal is supposed to connect the Marmara and Black Seas, and its construction is planned to be completed by 2028. In April, Erdogan reported that after the creation of the canal, the ecological situation in the Bosphorus region will significantly improve. In addition, the capacity of the new sea artery of 160 vessels per day will eliminate queues at the entrance to the Bosphorus.


The Russian government will allocate more than 3.1 billion rubles of budget funds to the General Prosecutor’s Office to improve the level of social, material and technical and housing support for employees.


Domestos announced the winners of the competition for the worst school toilet in Russia. As a result, Domestos announced that due to the resonance caused by the competition, it had increased the number of schools in which it would carry out repairs from three to six. And he named the leaders of the vote:

• School number 1 in Gus-Khrustalny (1183 votes)

• Lyceum No. 44 in Cheboksary (1169 votes)

• School number 19 Mezhdurechensk

• Rural school in the village of Elizavetinskaya (878 votes)

• School No. 103 of the Soviet District of Volgograd (589 votes)

• School number 6 in Neftekamsk (508 votes)

The photographs of the winning toilets were removed from the site shortly after the results of the competition were announced.


Another Russian citizen was arrested in Belarus. He is suspected of organizing protests. Yegor Dudnikov moved to Minsk about a year ago — to a girl whom he met when he was 16 years old. The young man himself did not participate in the protests, but voiced several opposition videos — Dudnikov earned money by dubbing videos, games and cartoons. This was enough for a criminal case and arrest. Yegor is now in the KGB pre-trial detention center.


Colombia. Authorities have dispatched military personnel to 8 departments to help police over the street protests that have raged across the country since late April. A series of videos of civilians shooting in the direction of protesters, being in close proximity to police officers and moving with them, caused widespread resonance in local media and social networks. Activists demand explanations from the authorities and the country’s defense minister.