Authorities introduced new ways to monitor DEG in Moscow

Among the new tools is a special site for monitoring elections, the ability to create a digital package and put the signature “Vasya was here” on the “bricks of the blockchain,” one of the developers Artem Kostyrko said

Observers of remote electronic voting in Moscow will have three new control mechanisms, Artem Kostyrko, one of the developers of the Moscow Remote Electronic Voting System (DEV), said at the public election observation headquarters.

The first includes the ability to write your own browser— a special site for monitoring the voting process, where, in particular, in real time you can see the number of ballots received and issued.

“We will lay out a certain technological toolkit, it is called an interface to the blockchain, and we will offer all political parties and everyone who wants to write their own observer … to increase trust and remove questions, we suggest that developers who wish to write the toolkit themselves,”— said Kostyrko.

In the autumn elections to the State Duma, observers noted errors in the work of the observer: according to the data published there, for some period the number of ballots accepted was several times higher than the number of those issued, which in Department of Information Technology (DIT) explained DDoS attacks.

As Artem Kostyrko said at a meeting of the public headquarters, video panels for observation (an observer will be broadcast there) will be placed in all 125 TECs where elections are held.

The second mechanism— the opportunity to make a “digital envelope”, which will make sure that transactions are unchanged, Artem Kostyrko noted. Such tools already exist in the federal system of online voting, but they were not in Moscow.

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Another announced innovation— the ability to record a verification transaction. Unlike the previous two mechanisms, this feature will only be used by professional observers, the exact rules to be settled by the IPCC later, Kostyrko said. In the verification transaction, observers will be able to leave their “footprint”, “signature”, in order to further verify that the blockchain has not changed. In his speech, Kostyrko compared this with the inscriptions on the wall “Here was Vasya, here was Petya”, only on the “bricks” blockchain, and with locks that the newlyweds hang on the bridge.

“You can put your lock in this chain and thus make sure that this transaction does not disappear. Blockchain is designed in such a way that it is a single, inextricable chain— accordingly, on the one hand, observers who monitor that the chain does not change in its volume, on the other & mdash; observers who make sure that specific links in the chain do not disappear, — concluded Kostyrko.

This is just an announcement, so it is still difficult to assess the effectiveness of monitoring mechanisms, electoral expert Grigory Melkonyants noted in a conversation with RBC. “We hope for testing, which will take place at the end of August, then we can already draw a conclusion based on the results. But in general, this is a step towards transparency, the direction is right. It is important that all comers have access to these tools, — said Melkonyants.

Earlier, in the municipal elections in Moscow, they also announced the use of an electronic voter list. It is introduced to reduce errors due to the human factor, the IPCC said. In addition, Muscovites will be able to vote for the first time using scanners and styluses in autumn: the commission will scan the voter's passport, and the voter — subscribe on a special tablet.

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Rosseti: the accident on the Maryino line did not affect the energy supply in Moscow

disrupted the power supply to consumers, RIA Novosti was told at the Rosseti Moscow Region company.

As the company explained, on the morning of August 11, there was a short circuit on a 10 kV cable line extending from the 110 kV Maryino substation, which led to pops followed by smoke.

“The consequences of a local technological disruption were promptly eliminated. In the shortest possible time, consumers were transferred to a backup power supply scheme. There are no de-energized consumers,” the company said.

Rosseti Moscow Region (formerly MOESK) is one of the of the largest distribution grid companies in Russia, operates in Moscow and the Moscow region. The controlling shareholder is Rosseti with a 50.9% stake in the authorized capital. Another 17.62% belongs to the management company “Leader”, 9.77% – to Gazprombank, 6.19% – to the management company “Agana”, 5.05% – to the company “OEK-Finance”.

Moscow court fined Novaya Gazeta 350,000 rubles

The Moscow court fined Novaya Gazeta 350,000 rubles. For abuse of media freedom, Novaya Gazeta was found guilty of disseminating deliberately unreliable socially significant information and was fined 350,000 rubles.

The Simonovsky Court of Moscow fined Novaya Gazeta for 350 thousand rubles. under the article on the dissemination of false information. This was reported to RBC in the press service of the court.

According to the court order, ANO “Editorial and Publishing House” Novaya Gazeta ” found guilty of committing an administrative offense for hours. 9 Article. 13.15 KRFoAP “Abuse of freedom of the mass media”. An article on the dissemination of deliberately unreliable socially significant information in the media under the guise of reliable messages provides for a fine for legal entities in the amount of 200,000 to 500,000 rubles.

RBC asked the editors of Novaya Gazeta for a comment.

From the end of February, Novaya Gazeta received six notifications from the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor demanding to remove materials with “inaccurate publicly significant information.” In March, after the adoption of a law criminalizing the dissemination of fakes about the actions of the Russian Armed Forces, the newspaper removed materials related to the conflict in Ukraine and stopped covering it.

Later, having received two warnings from Roskomnadzor due to the lack of labeling of foreign agents in the material, Novaya Gazeta suspended the release of paper and online versions until the end of the special operation.

Employees of Novaya Gazeta, who left Russia, created the publication Novaya Gazeta. Europe". In April, Roskomnadzor restricted access to his website. The journalists who remained in Moscow began to publish the New Story-Newspaper. A week after the launch, Roskomnadzor blocked access to her website on the basis of Art. 15.3 of the Law “On Information”, according to which resources are blocked on which unreliable socially significant information is published. The publication itself called “discredit” the reason for the blocking.

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Then the court did not specify what was the reason for drawing up an administrative protocol .

At the end of last month, Roskomnadzor filed a lawsuit demanding that Novaya Gazeta's registration certificate be invalidated. The department explained this by the fact that the publication did not provide the editorial charter within the time limits established by the media law. This requirement was put forward by Roskomnadzor after the publication received two warnings for mentioning foreign agents.

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Sobyanin spoke about the improvement of the Left Bank district of Moscow

The Levoberezhny district of the Russian capital has changed significantly in recent years: the embankments, Druzhba parks and the Northern River Station have been reconstructed. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote about this on his page on the social network.

According to him, the Levoberezhny district has become more accessible thanks to the new Belomorskaya metro station. After the reconstruction, the historical cinema «Neva» became a local community center.

The Mayor noted that in 2021 one of the largest schools in the capital for 1900 students was built in the district. In 2022, it is planned to commission a kindergarten and a school for first grade students.

Playrooms, bedrooms, locker rooms, and a buffet will be created for preschoolers. Thanks to the transforming walls, it will be possible to expand the area for games.

Earlier, Sergei Sobyanin said that the new building of school No. 158 on Smolnaya Street in the Left Bank District of the capital, which has been under construction since November 2020, will open by September 1, 2022 year.

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“I don’t want 30, I want 300.” Is an era of teacher shortage coming in Russia?

There is a shortage of teachers in schools in a number of regions of the country, especially in mathematics, physics, Russian and foreign languages. To solve the problem, the Cabinet of Ministers has created a Concept for the Training of Pedagogical Personnel for the Education System until 2030 .

On the eve of the new academic year, spoke with experts in education and teachers and learned how they see the way out of the situation of personnel shortage of teachers.

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Far from on the entire territory of the Russian Federation, this problem arose. Basically, we are talking about the Far Eastern, Northwestern, Siberian, Urals and Southern federal districts. Here, there is a shortage of teachers, and the salaries of teachers did not grow as fast as as in other regional specialists.

And, for example, in the  Magadan and Sakhalin regions, Moscow, and also the Nenets, Chukotka and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, the salary level of teachers amounted to more than 85 thousand rubles last year. And this that time         when teachers in the North-Caucasian Federal District, in the republics of Adygea, Kalmykia, Mari El                Mordovia, Altai Territory, Ivanovo, Kurgan, Pskov, Smolensk and  rubles.

 the problem of lack of subjects has another side — those teachers who now work in schools are mostly elderly: more than 650 thousand teachers have reached retirement age.

To solve this, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the Concept for the Training of Pedagogical Personnel for the Education System until  2030 . The document states that now the training of teaching staff in our country is carried out on the basis of 229 universities and 440 colleges of various departmental affiliations. But many graduates don go to schools. Yes and the knowledge that teachers receive often does not meet the expectations of employers and parents of students. The concept suggests that the requirements for training of teachers will be the same for all educational institutions.

“It is planned to strengthen the subject and practical training of teachers: to make mandatory such disciplines as “Russian language and culture of speech”, “Classroom management”, “Working with parents”, “Inclusion”, to improve the system of targeted education , especially in the most scarce pedagogical specialties, to use mechanisms for securing novice teachers in profession», — it says in the explanation of the adopted concept.

Among the measures that will allow attracting more graduates to — — for example, targeted training. A greater number of students will study on the direction of the university from the educational institution. Students will be taught modern digital technologies, and students-teachers will devote at least half of their time at the university to studying the subject they plan to teach.

“The work has already begun. With we are preparing a plan for the implementation of the concept with and will present it within within six months  — — declared Head of the Ministry of Education Sergey Kravtsov.

«I don 30, I want 300»

It was with these words that a former English teacher of one of the schools in Chelyabinsk answered the question of an correspondent. According to the young teacher, she left the school at the end of the last academic year, not because the prestige of the profession had fallen, but only because of insufficient salary.  Before the pandemic, I received an invitation to work in China  — Elena says. — However, for for obvious reasons the relocation did not work out. I was promised a salary that 10 times more than I received at school. I and know Chinese, I think that my knowledge is worth more than what they offer me for teaching children in municipal school. Our teachers — all pensioners who work because they cannot afford a modest pension. In the winter at school, in the summer in the garden. I want more».

«It depresses the fact that the work of a teacher is not respected»

Elena Istyagina-Eliseeva, Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the Civic Chamber of Russian Federation on physical culture and healthy lifestyle promotion, scientific director of the Institute of Sports Management and Law of the Higher School of Economics, believes that often experienced teachers of general education schools broadcast a rather pessimistic view of the personnel potential of receivers, note the poor preparation of graduates of pedagogical universities, the lack of desire for self-improvement. “As my very mature, 35-year-old school teacher colleague said, “They don’t work the way we do.” with pioneer enthusiasm» — comments Istyagin-Eliseev — And, unfortunately, the main task of young teachers is to earn money. But here you can understand them. For example, in the Chernozem region, an English teacher with a load of 32 hours, taking into account the additional payment to a young specialist, receives a net 20,000 rubles. In the Volga region, the base salary is from 6500 to 11000 rubles. With all additional payments, again, not more than 20,000 rubles. Actually, this analysis can be completed. Work on 2 rates — means to burn out in 2-3 years. The wage situation quickly cools the most ardent romantics. So it turns out that today it is beneficial for pensioners to stay in school: an increase in the pension, plus additional payments for merits, give 60-80 thousand rubles a month. As one of the  heads of the Pedagogical School bitterly jokes: "Young professionals are more willing to trade — stand behind the counter for 40 thousand rubles in mode 2 2».

In the opinion of the Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, pedagogical universities accept a contingent with a very low USE score. Thus, those who did not enter the  prestigious» university entrants submit their documents to "ped" to get a higher education. And then, after working in the specialty for a year, maximum three, they run away from the school. It is depressing that the work of a teacher is not respected.

«It is difficult for young teachers to work with parents — says Istyagina-Eliseeva.   You need to be in control of yourself and to know psychology in order to gently and flexibly explain to modern dads and mothers the reasons for their child's lagging behind. Yes and in in working with parents these days — it is a separate art. I think that universities need to strengthen the subjects that would help the future teacher to behave properly with the parental staff. Nevertheless, the masters of school pedagogy note that young teachers are in great need of the school — children love them with all the gaps in knowledge and pedagogical experience.

Separately, I note that the issue of aging of the teaching staff is not easy. On the one hand, the country's leadership raises the retirement age and actively promotes the extension of active longevity, including working age. And c the other is looking for an opportunity to rejuvenate the teaching staff.

I think that you need to look not in passport, but at qualifications. There are retired teachers who do an excellent job with educational and educational tasks. There are also young teachers who, despite the lack of life experience, do an excellent job.

“Online makes it possible for children from the outback to learn”

Dmitry Danilov, CEO and  founder of an online school, is sure that online learning will allow students in small towns to get the necessary knowledge, regardless of  a good teacher in school.

“I see the introduction of online education in schools as one of the optimal and alternative ways out of this situation. The evolution of education leads to  the emergence of numerous EdTech-projects around the world and in Russia in particular.

In fact, we all know the lack of good teachers and tutors at affordable prices in small towns, at least it is clear to those who live in such settlements. This is especially true for subjects in a foreign language, in particular, English. I from the small town of Cheboksary, and this problem was clear to me. Accordingly, students in small towns are less likely to get a good education and quality preparation for final exams in order to enter a prestigious university. And almost everyone has access to the Internet.

Online education, according to Danilov, has its pros and cons.


— Don't waste time and money on the road.

— The possibility of self-organization of the schedule, because recordings of webinars remain and their you can watch at any time.

— You can study with good teachers from all over the country. This is especially true for small settlements where the school may be very far away or simply absent.

Cons of online education:

— The need to develop self-discipline.

— There may be more lessons than offline.

— A large amount of information for self-study. There is very little structured material at the disposal of the student that will actually be useful to him.

"If we talk in to the future of school education, then I see — a hybrid of online and offline education. Socialization is needed, and the educational element must also remain. The second important part of any educational process — upbringing. Third — the teacher must teach the student to learn, in modern terms, “sell” study, that is, to interest, inspire study, which is exactly what online education with its tools and visibility can do.

If we talk about universities, then here I allow a number of specialties (programming, economics, sociology, and others), which can be obtained in online format and in a shorter period (a year or two, instead of 3-5 years traditionally). The world and  professions are changing too fast today. But there are fundamental sciences — for example, medicine, and  so far I can't imagine how today it is possible to train doctors only online without practical and laboratory classes  — Danilov thinks.

From school — in entrepreneurs

Natalia Maksimova, former teacher of mathematics and computer science at a private school, is sure that online education, on the contrary, is quite difficult, first of all, for the teacher himself:

 I came into school teaching after five years of freelancing as as a tutor. I worked at school the most difficult period — from mid-2019 (eve of the pandemic) to mid-2021 (completion of the second lockdown).

The specifics of the work was that I did not had a pedagogical education. However, I have very good communication skills, an engineering education from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and the desire to show children in school that computer science — this is a lot of interesting projects, and even standard excel tools can help you create applications on your phone. Since the school was private, there was an opportunity to move away from the obligatory Federal State Educational Standards, since no one passed computer science either in class 9 or in class 11, and we work in project mode. The  school also had the opportunity, and they purchased a 3D printer for an additional computer science circle, which I led with pleasure for children in grades 5-8 . However, with the advent of the pandemic, the focus of my work has shifted from teaching to technical support for the entire school to organize the educational process so that children can learn from home, teachers can conduct lessons remotely, and and so on.


This greatly undermined the desire to continue working, yes, and to interact with children. The specifics of children's motivation offline — not  the easiest task, but already online and completely difficult to keep the attention of a child.

For myself, I found out that working with non-adult audience (up to 20 years) is ready only offline, and  ;here with adults who themselves come with a request, you can in any format.

From school I went to entrepreneurship, realizing that I can make people's lives better not only at level of quality improvement school education, but in further development.

Now I am invited to lectures at universities, where I lecture soft-skills and entrepreneurship, develop my art of working with audiences, grow as a teacher. School wouldn't give me all this.

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The hospitalized head of the administration of Kherson was sent to Moscow

The hospitalized head of the administration of the Kherson region, Saldo, was sent to Moscow. N.V. Sklifosovsky. He announced his hospitalization the day before, without naming the diagnosis, but stated that he became ill due to the consequences of COVID. It was previously reported that Balance was put into a drug-induced coma

Vladimir Saldo

Vladimir Saldo, the head of the military-civilian administration (VGA) of the Kherson region, who was hospitalized the day before, is being transferred to the Moscow Research Institute. N.V. Sklifosovsky, the press service of the head of the CAA reported on Telegram.

“According to the results of the medical examination, it was decided to transfer Vladimir Saldo to the Sklifosovsky Research Institute, where he will be provided with qualified medical care. The plane with the head of the administration of the Kherson region was sent from Simferopol to Moscow, — representatives of the Balance reported.

Saldo himself announced his hospitalization the day before, without naming the diagnosis. At about 13:00 on August 5, a post appeared on the official’s Telegram channel, written on his behalf. It said that Saldo feels good, his condition is improving. The head of the CAA explained the deterioration in well-being by “complications” after the coronavirus.

However, within a few hours, the RT channel, citing a source in the regional administration, reported that Saldov was in moderate condition and was put into a medically induced coma. Instead, Sergey Eliseev, the head of the government of the Kherson region, was appointed acting head of the CAA.

Information about the introduction of the Balance in the coma was confirmed by the Telegram channel Baza. According to his source, on August 4, the head of the CAA was brought to one of the Crimean hospitals, but he got worse. Then Saldo was connected to a ventilator and put into a coma, and a council of doctors decided to send him to Moscow on a special plane.

Later, the deputy head of the VGA, Kirill Stremousov, said that reports of the introduction of Saldo into a medical coma are “part of the information war Ukraine against Russia».

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«Vladimir Saldo— this is the result of the most severe overstrain, physical and mental, that the head of the CAA has endured over the past six months. Vladimir Saldo slept several hours a day, worked seven days a week, — he said.

Kherson region has been under the control of the Russian military since March. A pro-Russian military-civilian administration has been created on its territory.

Kyiv considers the lost territories to be occupied. In July, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had ordered the military to return the southern coastal territories to Kyiv's control. A little later, the country's intelligence reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were preparing to launch a counteroffensive in the southern direction.

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Kuleba said that Kyiv does not share Turkey’s optimism on dialogue with Moscow

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Kyiv does not share Ankara's optimism that the grain deal could become a prerequisite for broader agreements between Ukraine and Russia, he said in an interview with Ukrinform. Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba.

On July 22, Russia and Ukraine separately signed agreements with Turkey and the UN on the export of Ukrainian grain. At the end of the same month, the representative of the Turkish president, Ibrahim Kalin, suggested that the success of this deal could contribute to the start of peace negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow. “If the agreement on the supply of grain is successfully implemented, it is possible that this will lay the foundation for a cease-fire, an exchange of prisoners and peace negotiations,” cites his words Hürriyet.

However, Ukraine, as Kuleba noted, does not yet see the possibility of such a scenario. “As for the more encouraging signals that Turkey is now sending, that the grain agreement” this is a prerequisite for a broader agreement between Ukraine and Russia, we do not share this optimism, — said the minister.

The Russian and Ukrainian delegations began negotiations a few days after the start of the special operation. The last face-to-face meeting took place in Istanbul at the end of March. As a result, Kyiv handed over proposals for a peace agreement to Moscow. However, in April, after the events in Bucha, which the Russian authorities consider a provocation, the negotiations were frozen. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the discussion was suspended at the initiative of Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that before returning to the negotiating table, Kyiv intends to return the lost territories. Moscow, in turn, insists that Kyiv must recognize the “existing territorial realities”, including the current status of Crimea, as well as the DNR and LNR.

Last week, Kuleba said that a number of Western partners began to actively offer Kyiv to start peace talks with the Russian side, but Kyiv sees no signs that Moscow wants to start a dialogue. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also said that Russia is not interested in negotiations.

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In the Kremlin, his words were called “fundamentally wrong.” Prior to this, the Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated that it is ready to return to negotiations, but if “there is something to discuss.”

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Podolyak said that in negotiations with Kyiv, “the ball on the field” of Moscow

Zelensky's office: in Moscow's “ball in the field” peace talks, Ukraine is ready to return to negotiations after the withdrawal of troops and a ceasefire, an adviser to the head of Zelensky's office said. Moscow noted that it was also ready to negotiate, but “on its own terms” =”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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In the peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, it is up to Moscow, as Kyiv is waiting for the withdrawal of troops and a ceasefire, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said on Twitter.

“If Moscow wants dialogue, the ball is in its field . First— ceasefire and withdrawal of troops. Then— constructive»,— he wrote.

The comment appeared in response to the statements of the ex-Chancellor of Germany, Gerhard Schroeder, whom Podolyak called “the herald of the empire and the voice at the royal court.” The German politician came to Moscow on vacation at the end of July and later said that he had met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After that, the former chancellor said that Russia's decision to launch a special operation was “a mistake of the Russian government”, for mutual concessions are needed to resolve the crisis, and the Kremlin would like to do this through negotiations.

Schroeder believes that the parties could build on the success achieved with the July grain deal. The politician admitted that the agreements could be “gradually expanded to a ceasefire.”

“It was a big mistake to denigrate possible concessions to Ukraine as a peace dictated by Russia in advance,” — he said and noted that it would not be possible to resolve the conflict without negotiations.

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Peace talks between Moscow and Kyiv began a few days after Putin announced the special operation. The last face-to-face meeting of the parties was held in Istanbul on March 29.

After them, Russia agreed to reduce military activity in the Kiev and Chernihiv directions, while Ukraine offered its own terms for concluding peace. According to the head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, these included Kyiv's abandonment of the desire to return the Crimea and Donbass by military means; military neutrality of Ukraine; security guarantees for it from the international community; Moscow's non-objection to the country's accession to the EU. At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation indicated that they were ready to discuss these provisions only after the withdrawal of troops. this is the fixation in the treaty of “the neutral, non-bloc and non-nuclear status of Ukraine, the recognition of the existing territorial realities, including the current status of Crimea, as well as the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics,” the Foreign Ministry pointed out.

After Istanbul, the parties held several more online meetings, but then the negotiations were frozen. “Grain Deal” was also concluded in Istanbul, but Kyiv and Moscow signed agreements with intermediaries— Ankara and the UN. They agreed on the conditions for the export of grain from Ukrainian ports and the removal of restrictions on the export of Russian agricultural products.

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The United States called the “goodwill of Moscow” necessary for the negotiations on START-3

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The United States is ready to return to dialogue on the extension or conclusion of a new document to replace the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START-3), which expires in 2026, said the Deputy U.S. Secretary of State for Arms Control Bonnie Jenkins.

According to her, Washington is ready to return to negotiations as soon as Moscow “shows goodwill” in the context of the situation around Ukraine. “That's the setting we're looking at right now,” — she said.

At the same time, Jenkins added that Washington does not set a specific date for when this will happen.

START-3 (START-3)— this is an agreement on measures to further reduce and limit strategic offensive arms, which Washington and Moscow signed in 2010 for a period of ten years. It provided for the reduction by the parties of deployed nuclear warheads to 1,500 units, and intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and strategic missile-carrying bombers— to 700. On February 5, 2021, its validity period was to come to an end, however, the parties agreed to extend it for another five years— until February 5, 2026.

On August 1, US President Joe Biden said that the US administration is ready to discuss with Russia an arms control system that will replace START-3. “Russia should show that it is ready to resume work on nuclear arms control with the United States,” — stressed the head of state.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, in response, recalled that Moscow has repeatedly advocated negotiations with the United States on the extension or conclusion of a new treaty to replace START-3, but the United States “de facto” previously showed no interest in such contacts.

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The founder of the hostel in Moscow was arrested, where 8 people died in a fire

Plot A fire in a Moscow hostel

The Presnensky District Court of Moscow sent Rauf Mironov, the founder of a hostel in the south of the Russian capital, where eight people died due to a fire, to a pre-trial detention center for the period of investigation, TASS reports.

Mironov was taken into custody until September 29. The court decision has not yet entered into force, it can be appealed.

The founder and general director of the hostel are accused of a crime under the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Performing work or providing services that do not meet safety requirements, which negligently caused the death of two or more citizens».

The case file states that before the start of the investigation, the defendants decided to remove the SIM card from the phone of Mironov’s daughter, who is the general director of the hostel, and delete the WhatsApp application.

Recall , a fire in a hostel on Alma-Atinskaya Street occurred on the night of July 29. The fire covered an area of ​​150 square meters. As a result, eight people were killed and six more were injured. The victims were in the same room where the fire broke out. The guests tried to put out the fire, but died from poisoning by combustion products.

Earlier, the Russian Emergencies Ministry stated that the grills on the windows became the cause of death of the hostel guests. A fire alarm was installed in the building, but it did not work.

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The police came to the festival “Teens and cats” in Moscow

Together with law enforcement officials, an inspector for minors came to the “Open Space”, where the event of the “Teenagers and Cats” initiative was held. Project coordinator Katrin Nenasheva was detained

The police and the juvenile inspector came to the event of the supportive community for children “Teens and cats”. This was reported on Telegram by the human rights co-working “Open Space”, where this festival was held under the name “It's OK”.

The reason for the visit, according to the police, was a complaint about LGBT propaganda among minors (Article 6.21 of the Code of Administrative Offenses), the project reports. The project coordinator, artist and human rights activist Katrin Nenasheva, was taken to testify at the Basmanny police station. She wrote on Facebook (the social network is owned by Meta, a recognized extremist and banned company in Russia), that teenagers were kicked out of the premises. A protocol on LGBT propaganda among minors is drawn up for Nenasheva.

Depending on the composition of the offense, the punishment under Art. 6.21 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors) provides for a fine of 4 thousand rubles. for citizens and from 800 thousand rubles. for legal entities, as well as arrest for up to 15 days.

According to Open Space, none of the festival participants was detained, the event continued. The police and the inspector left the “Open Space”, promising that “the FSB will arrive immediately.”

RBC sent a request to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow and turned to Open Space for a comment.

The Teenagers and Cats initiative is engaged in supporting children who are faced with addiction, bullying and violence, mental health problems. Since 2021, the project has been implemented with the support of the Absolut Help Charitable Foundation. and the Emerald City organization.

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Bloomberg learned about Moscow’s plans to “continue pressure” on Europe for gas

Russia is using supply disruptions to encourage European countries to “rethink painful sanctions,” Bloomberg sources say. The Kremlin has repeatedly stressed that they do not use gas as a political tool alt=”Bloomberg learned of Moscow's plans to 'continue pressure' on Europe on gas” />

Russia is likely to keep gas supplies to the European Union at a minimum, increasing pressure on it due to sanctions, sources told Bloomberg.

As the agency writes, officially the Russian authorities called the reasons for the reduction in gas pumping to Europe that “Gazprom”; did not receive a turbine from repair in Canada, as well as the documents necessary for the import of the unit. However, in reality, Moscow is using supply disruptions to encourage European countries to “revise painful sanctions” and a position to support Ukraine, Bloomberg interlocutors say.

They expect the Kremlin and Gazprom to “will continue to find reasons” to reduce supplies, preventing European consumers from increasing the volume of purchased gas they need for the winter.

At the same time, one of the agency's sources noted that there really are technical problems that Moscow announced. However, Gazprom could still supply more gas via Nord Stream 1, postponing routine turbine maintenance, he said. But this has already created additional risks for the operation of the pipeline, and given the tough position of Europe regarding the events in Ukraine, Russia sees no reason to take such a step, the source of the agency explained.

RBC turned to Gazprom for comment.

“Gazprom” reduced supplies via Nord Stream 1 in mid-June, explaining the decision by the fact that he did not receive a Siemens turbine from Canada. The country imposed sanctions against Russia, but later, after a request from Berlin, agreed to transfer the unit to Moscow. However, then, as Gazprom reported, there were problems with the documents on the turbines. According to the company, the papers received from Canada do not remove sanctions risks and only “raise additional questions.”

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In addition, on the eve of July 25, Gazprom stopped another Siemens gas turbine engine, due to which the daily volume of gas pumping from July 27 will be 33 million cubic meters. m (20% of the gas pipeline's design capacity).

In the European Union, Germany and Siemens believe that Russia has reduced supplies not for technical, but for political reasons. The Kremlin denied these accusations more than once. According to the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the situation is “critical” complicate sanctions against Russia. “If there were no such restrictions, <…> all repair work, and warranty, and repair, and service work would be carried out in the usual, routine, operational manner, without leading to such situations that we see now, — he noted.

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How to create a favorable psychological climate in maternity hospitals?

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The forum “Strong Ideas for the New Times” has ended in Moscow. It discussed the proposals of the inhabitants of our country for its development. Their organizers received more than 19.5 thousand

– As told «AiF» in the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), which was one of the organizers of the forum, 5 thousand proposals related to changes in the social sphere, including the creation of a favorable psychological climate in maternity hospitals and the prevention of cancer.

“A lot practices and proposals from our citizens were in the field of preserving the reproductive health of women, – notedASI CEO Svetlana Chupsheva.– And also an important, delicate topic was raised by our initiators – childbirth support, assistance, postpartum care of a woman.

For example, the project “Other Obstetrics” was presented at the forum; (“YES”). It was developed by a doctor from St. Petersburg, Irina Iva.Explaining the need to create a favorable climate in maternity hospitals, she cited the results of an anonymous survey of 8,000 women who gave birth in state clinics. Of these, 80% said they were dissatisfied with their stay in the maternity hospital because of emotional humiliation. According to her, the negative emotions received by a woman in the maternity hospital have a negative impact after, when she decides whether to give birth or not to give birth to a second and third child.

But how to change the atmosphere? The author of the project proposed to train the deputy chief physicians of maternity hospitals on the principles of delivering without pressure on women in labor, and then to introduce testing of obstetrician-gynecologists for compliance with the title “YES”. Those who do not pass it the first time will be allowed to take training and receive the title later.

The second idea that received support is also related to caring for women. The project “Breast cancer screening for young women from high-risk groups” was presented at the forum. Its authorOksana Moldovanova– founder of the foundation for helping the sick.

Oksana's idea is to improve the screening scheme for close relatives of patients with hereditary breast cancer syndrome, as they are at risk of developing the disease.

Now Russian women under 40 are not included in the program of medical examinations and professional examinations. Moldovanova also suggested introducing digital services and using artificial intelligence to identify genetic predispositions to breast cancer. Such an examination, in her opinion, is necessary and useful for at least three reasons. First, it will allow women to live without fear of a fatal disease. Secondly, the state will preserve an active human resource. Thirdly, spending on untimely treatment will decrease.

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Almost half of the monthly rainfall fell in Moscow in an hour and a half

Within an hour and a half, about 45% of the monthly precipitation in July fell in the capital, a leading employee of the Fobos weather center told RIA Novosti. Evgeny Tishkovets.

“In an hour and a half on Monday, 42 millimeters of rain fell on Moscow, which is 45% of the monthly norm in July”, — he said. According to him, this corresponds to four buckets of rainwater per square meter of the capital's streets.

Earlier, Muscovites were warned about the worsening weather in the second half of Monday.

Scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand told aif. ru that the last week of July will please the residents of the capital with good weather. The air will warm up to 27-30 degrees during the day, the nights are also expected to be warm – up to 20 degrees.

Little rains will pass in some places in the capital over the weekend. The temperature background will be 23-25 ​​degrees. According to the expert, this is good and natural weather for the capital in summer.

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Court in Moscow arrests Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon in absentia

Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon was arrested in absentia in Moscow, Interfax writes.

The decision was made by the Basmanny Court of the capital. In Russia, Gordon is accused of spreading fake news about the Russian army, extremism, and calls for an aggressive war.

In March, the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon. Occasion  served as his live speech on the Ukrainian TV channel and on the YouTube page with calls to attack the Russian military, destroy the Russians and unleash a war against the Russian Federation with nuclear weapons. Also, according to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, a Ukrainian journalist disseminated false information about the actions of the Russian army.

On July 19, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs put Dmitry Gordon on the wanted list.

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Zakharova announced the lack of isolation of Moscow and the logic of Washington

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Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova commented on the words of White House Special Coordinator John Kirby. He said that the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Astana Process summit in Iran showed the country's “increasing isolation”.

Zakharova admitted that one could answer that the White House is demonstrating “increasing logic”.

“But you can't. Because isolation is like logic: you either have it or you don't. Today, both are missing: the isolation of Moscow and the logic of Washington,” Zakharova wrote on the TG channel.

Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, in response to Kirby’s speculation, replied that these were fundamentally wrong conclusions.


Checking the readiness of warning systems will be carried out in Moscow on July 20

In the Russian capital on July 20, an annual scheduled check of citizens' warning systems will be held. This was reported by

From 10:40 to 12:00, sirens will sound in succession in all districts of the capital and loudspeakers will start working with the information message “Attention everyone!” Sound signals will last no more than a minute.

The information will also be broadcast on TV and radio channels. On the screens there will be a screensaver “Attention everyone! The readiness of the public warning system is being checked! It will be announced by an announcer.

The training is needed to practice promptly informing the population and emergency services in the event of an emergency.

Earlier, Muscovites were urged not to neglect warnings about impending heavy rain and wind.

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Forecaster predicted in Moscow next week the weather of “early autumn”

Leading specialist of the weather center “Phobos” Evgeny Tishkovets, in an interview with RT, said that weather typical for early autumn is predicted in Moscow next week.

According to the expert, cooling is expected in the capital and the region from Monday, the air temperature will be below the climatic norm by 4 – 5 °S.

«We will be thrown back almost to the beginning of September. The weather will be reminiscent of early autumn, – said the forecaster.

The expert added that the working week will begin with rain and thunderstorms, the temperature will rise to a maximum of +22°C in Moscow and +23°C in the region. The coldest day will be Wednesday, during the day the air will warm up to +18…+20 °C. The working week will end with the warmest day – the air temperature will be +20…+25 °С.

The forecaster added that a powerful Scandinavian anticyclone is expected by the weekend. Saturday afternoon – +24…+29 °C. Sunny on Sunday, no precipitation, +27…+32 °С.

Today in Moscow cloudy weather with clearings, a thunderstorm will pass in some places.

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Leonid Gozman delivered to the UK in Moscow

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72-year-old Russian politician, former co-chairman of the All-Russian public movement “Union of Right Forces” Leonid Gozman (recognized as a foreign agent) announced his summons to the UK.

“I kept wondering why They don't touch me? They touched me!”, Gozman wrote on social networks.

He added that he was now going to the investigative department together with lawyer Mikhail Biryukov.

“They are calling for a completely delusional case,” the politician said, adding that he does not rule out a more serious charge later.


City services eliminate the consequences of strong winds in Moscow

City services are eliminating the consequences of a strong wind in Moscow, at night gusts of wind in some areas of the city reached 18 meters per second, the Telegram channel of the metropolitan urban complex reported.

“City services are eliminating the consequences of strong winds, at night gusts of wind in some areas of the city reached 18 meters per second, there were short rains,” the message says.

It is noted that city services felled trees are sawn and removed, wind-damaged structures are dismantled. All life support systems of the city are operating normally.

It is specified that short rain is expected again in the city today, a thunderstorm is possible. Strong winds with gusts of up to 17 mph remain. In some areas, up to 14 millimeters of precipitation can fall. Citizens were asked to be extremely careful on the street. ” alt=”City services eliminate the consequences of strong wind in Moscow” />


What weather awaits the residents of Moscow from 11 to 17 July?

A significant drop in temperature, precipitation and cloudy weather are expected this week in Moscow. This was reported to by scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.

What will be the temperature in Moscow during the working week?

The week starts with hot weather. Thanks to warm air masses from the southeast on Monday, July 11, the air in the capital will warm up to 30 degrees and above, but the situation will change at night, Vilfand said.

“On Tuesday, the situation will change dramatically. A cold front will move through Monday night to Tuesday. And although it will still be warm in Moscow at nighttime — about 18-19 degrees, and in the center even up to 23, it will become cooler in the morning. Tomorrow afternoon the temperature will drop by about 10 degrees, — an expert from the Hydrometeorological Center told

It is expected that the maximum temperature on Tuesday, July 12, will not exceed 22-24 degrees. Intermittent rains are possible at night and in the morning (precipitation — 5-10 mm). Also, when the front passes, the wind will increase up to 17 m/s, Vilfand added.

“But on Wednesday and Thursday, in general, there will be normal Moscow weather. The temperature is one degree above normal. Happy — 25, at night — 12-15 degrees of heat. And on Wednesday it will be mostly rainless, partly cloudy. Thursday afternoon — intermittent rain and more cloudy weather, — said the weatherman.

According to Roman Vilfand, from Friday the temperature outside will go down again. July 15 is expected to be partly cloudy, in some places light short-term rain. “Temperature in the range of 22 to 23 degrees,” — the forecaster added.

What will the weather be like for Muscovites at the weekend?

“On Saturday and Sunday the temperature will be below the norm by about one degree”, — Vilfand said.

According to the information of the Hydrometeorological Center, on Saturday afternoon, July 16, the average temperature in Moscow will be from 18 to 23 degrees with a further decrease. On Sunday, the thermometers will not rise above 19-20 degrees. Over the weekend partly cloudy weather is expected, short-term precipitation is possible. 

«From the beginning to the end of the week — significant drop in temperature. No significant pressure fluctuations are predicted, — the forecaster clarified.

As Roman Vilfand noted, the “unbearable heat” leaves Moscow to the east. So, in the Urals and in the Volga region, warming up to plus 30 degrees and above is possible this week.

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Severe thunderstorm hit Moscow

A heavy downpour with a thunderstorm covered Moscow on Sunday evening.

In many areas of the city, a thunderstorm rumbles and lightning flashes along with strong wind and rain. Hail fell in some areas. It is reported that several people were injured due to falling trees.

Earlier at 14:05, the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Moscow issued an emergency warning for Muscovites that in the next few hours and until the end of the day, the city is expected to “heavy rain, thunderstorm, hail, during a thunderstorm squally wind increase with gusts up to 17 m/s.”

Rescuers recommended Muscovites and guests of the capital not to go out into the streets.

On Monday weather forecasters expect intense heat in Moscow with a maximum air temperature in the region of +31 … + 33 ° C.

Recall that on the night of July 9-10, a thunderstorm already hit Moscow.

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Consequences of a downpour with a thunderstorm in Moscow

A heavy downpour with a thunderstorm hit Moscow on Sunday. Hail fell in some areas. It is reported that several people were injured due to falling trees.

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Passenger who gave birth to a girl in the Moscow metro was discharged from the hospital

A woman who gave birth in the Moscow metro, along with her daughter Adelina, was discharged from the hospital, according to the Telegram channel «Deptrans Moskvy».

Recall, a passenger of the Moscow metro gave birth to a girl at the station Marxist». A young woman's contractions began in a subway car. The station attendant, together with her colleagues, called an ambulance, alerted the police and protected the woman in labor from other people. When the doctors arrived, the baby was already born.

«We met them at the discharge from the hospital, presented them with soft toys and a stroller in the metro's signature red color. The first personal transport of the baby will remind where she was born. It turned out that Adelina's dad works in Moscow transport – he is the driver of the 525th commercial route,” the Telegram channel says. Nina Ayukova told how she gave birth to a girl in the subway.

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Scholz said that sanctions against Moscow will last “as long as necessary”

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Sanctions against Russia will last as long as necessary to support Ukraine. This was announced by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the ZDF TV channel.

The TV presenter told Scholz that, according to polls, 47% of German citizens would like Ukraine's consent to cession of territory so that sanctions against Russia would be lifted. The people of Germany are worried about rising prices, especially for energy.

“We will maintain solidarity for as long as it takes so that Ukraine can defend itself,”— Scholz said in response. The Chancellor noted that support for Ukraine could continue for a long time.

At the same time, the chancellor admitted earlier that rising energy prices could threaten Germany with social unrest. Scholz was asked if he could guarantee the people of Germany that they would not be cold in winter, to which he replied: “It depends on many things that happen all over the world.” As an example, he cited the risk of a complete halt in gas supplies from Russia.

The German authorities have repeatedly expressed concerns about the issue of gas supply and heating in the coming winter season. We are talking about reducing supplies via Nord Stream 1. In mid-June, Gazprom informed Germany about the reduction of gas supplies through the pipeline: the volume of pumping decreased to 100 million cubic meters. m per day (planned volume & mdash; 167 million cubic meters). At Gazprom then warned of a further reduction to 67 million cubic meters. m.

The Russian company explained the changes by the delay in the repair of turbines manufactured by Siemens (it decided to leave the Russian market in May): they are being repaired in Canada, and it is difficult to take them out of there due to sanctions. However, in Germany, the decline in supplies is considered politically motivated. The country says that Moscow is using gas supplies as an instrument of pressure. The Russian authorities deny such accusations.

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Moscow in colors

The streets and parks of the capital are decorated with tulips, violas, asters, irises, peonies, roses and other flowers. 55 million flowers will bloom on the streets and parks of Moscow this year.

Most often you can meet tulips — 14 million of them were planted, in second place are violas — 4.6 million. Also, Moscow is decorated with 35.4 million annuals (begonias, coleus, petunias, tagetes, cineraria and others) and 1.2 million perennials (astilbes, asters, bergenia, daylilies, irises, bluebells, peonies, roses, thyme, saplings and others) .

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Will I have to change my smartphone after turning off 3G in Moscow and the Moscow region?

Russian telecom operators are gradually switching from 3G to LTE. «VympelCom» (provides services under the Beeline brand) will be the first of the major operators to practically abandon the third generation of communications in Moscow and the Moscow region. It is reported by “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the company.

 What is known about the transition of “Beeline” from 3G to LTE?

The press service of the company noted that “Beeline” was the first in Russia to transfer 3G networks in the 2.1 GHz band to LTE (4G) technology in Moscow. The operator plans to complete this process by September 2022 in the Moscow region. Until the end of 2023, VimpelCom will intends to abandon 3G in more than 25 regions of the country, Kommersant notes.

 What does this mean for users?

VympelCom will keep the lowest and shortest band for 3G in the Moscow region – in the 900 MHz band. According to the publication's experts, it can only provide voice communication.

 Therefore, owners of smartphones that support only 3G will have to change devices in order to maintain Internet access. Access to the mobile Internet will be provided by smartphones with LTE support. At the same time, the SIM card must also be connected to 4G.

 Meanwhile, according to experts, only about 3% of smartphones that support only 3G remain in the capital region. In other subjects of such gadgets, no more than 5%. At the same time, no more than 1% of mobile subscribers constantly use smartphones without LTE support.

 And if a person uses ordinary phones only for calls?

If a person uses a conventional, push-button, mobile phone only for calls, there is no need to change the device. The 2G frequencies they support continue to work.

 Why does the operator switch from 3G to LTE?

In VimpelCom, explain that users are phasing out the 3G standard. Third generation traffic from this operator is steadily falling: from 16% in 2019 to 4% in 2022 in Moscow and the Moscow region. At the same time, the consumption of LTE and the number of devices supporting this communication standard is growing.

 The company's press service also noted that LTE base stations have the ability to launch 5G when the necessary frequencies are allocated. Most of the operator's investments are allocated for the construction of such stations.

 "VympelCom" consciously transfers the 3G frequency resource to LTE in order to continue to provide high quality communications. The company believes that this will increase the capacity of the data transmission network by 50%.

 At the same time, the 3G standard will continue to provide communication where it is needed, but to a lesser extent.

 Are other operators switching from 3G to LTE?

In 2021, MTS transferred 3G networks in the 2.1 GHz band to 4G and plans to do this in Moscow “by as the network is being upgraded. There are also transfer plans in other regions of the country.

 Tele2 donated the 2.1 GHz band in Moscow for LTE in 2021. The company said that they plan to “continue this work to maintain the required network capacity in accordance with the rate of traffic growth.”

  noted that “the current resources on the network in Moscow and the region are sufficient to provide high quality services” and the operator is transitioning from 3G to 4G “as needed”.

 Analysts believe that all operators will soon begin to accelerate the transition from 3G to modern communication standards. 


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In the Moscow region, two Chinese were sentenced for smuggling spare parts for the Su-27

Chinese citizens were accused of trying to buy and take out a fuel dispenser and temperature sensor to the fighter. They denied their guilt, claiming that they were interested in fertilizers

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The Khimki City Court of the Moscow Region sentenced two Chinese citizens to five and a half and six years in prison on charges of smuggling spare parts for the Su-27 supersonic fighter, TASS reports.

“The court ruled to sentence Zhao Xin to five years and six months in a penal colony, Li Hongliang— to six years in a general regime colony, & mdash; the judge announced the verdict.

Initially, a criminal case was opened against them under Part 3 of Art. 226.1 of the Criminal Code (smuggling of weapons or military equipment committed by an organized group), but in the verdict part 3 was replaced by part 2 of the same article (that is, they were not considered an organized group).

The Kommersant newspaper wrote in October 2019 that the UK is investigating a case against two Chinese citizens accused of smuggling parts for the Su-27. According to the publication, FSB officers found a fuel dispenser for the Su-27 in one of the Moscow apartments. The owner of the apartment said that the device belongs to his cohabitant Marina Zakharova, who sells aircraft spare parts via the Internet. The woman herself claimed that the distributor was ordered in 2018 by Chinese citizens Zhao Xin and Li Hongliang, offering $18,000. from the city of Gavrilov-Yam in the Yaroslavl region, which produced aircraft parts. Zakharova bought a device from him for 540,000 rubles, and then shipped it to China via Ussuriysk in Primorsky Krai. However, the customers stated that the product was defective and asked for a replacement. The participants in the transaction were monitored by FSB operatives for several months.

During the inquiry, it turned out that the Chinese, in addition to the distributor, also ordered a “capsular thermal sensor”; to the same fighter from the co-founder of Migrant LLC; military pensioner Alexander Vasiliev. Vasiliev told the operatives that the customer— Chinese citizen Zhao Li. Vasiliev was offered to participate in an operational experiment, he agreed. He met with Zhao Xin and Li Hongliang at a hotel in Izmailovo. They paid the pensioner an advance of $10,000, and he promised to ship the goods in the near future.

Zakharova met with the Chinese in a similar way, and she also agreed to cooperate with the FSB. The woman met with customers in one of the Moscow cafes and returned part of the board to them— $5 thousand— for a defective distributor. As soon as they received the money, they were detained by the FSB.

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The defendants denied his guilt, claiming that they were interested not in spare parts for aircraft, but in fertilizers.

In July 2009, a Chinese man tried to smuggle a part from a Su-27 across the Russian border. He was caught at the Zabaikalsk checkpoint — Manchuria. A foreigner was carrying a spare part under the guise of a pump.

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Podolyak voiced the demands of Kyiv to Moscow for a ceasefire

/p> Photo: Global Look Press Kyiv is familiar with Moscow’s demands and has published its own list of conditions for a ceasefire.

These include an immediate cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of Russian troops, the return of “kidnapped” citizens and the extradition of war criminals, a mechanism for reparations, and recognition of Ukraine’s sovereign rights.

Earlier, Dmitry Peskov said that while Western countries are betting on the continuation of hostilities, Ukrainians will not be allowed to think and talk about peace. But when that moment comes, Kyiv will have to understand once again all the conditions presented by Russia.


Putin invited Moscow and Russian Railways to help Indonesia with the transfer of the capital

The Russian President expressed his desire to help the Indonesian government with the transfer of the capital from Jakarta to the island of Kalimantan. He also invited Russian Railways and the government of Moscow to participate in this


The authorities of Moscow and Russian Railways could join in the transfer of the Indonesian capital from Jakarta to the island of Kalimantan. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin following talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

“There are good prospects for business contacts on the development of transport and logistics infrastructure. In particular, Russian Railways could join the implementation of a large-scale initiative by the Indonesian leadership to move the country's capital to the island of Kalimantan, — said the Russian leader.

Putin also noted that “the Russian capital, Moscow, which demonstrates very good pace and quality of its own development, could also take part in this work.”

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Widodo announced in 2019 that Jakarta would cease to be the capital of Indonesia. The reason for the transfer is traffic problems in overcrowded Jakarta, which is causing the local economy to lose up to $ 7 billion annually. In addition, the city is located on a lowland, which is why there is a constant threat of floods.

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Then the Minister of Planning and Development of Indonesia, Bambanga Brojonegoro, said that the country would rely on the experience of Kazakhstan and Brazil. The first moved the capital from Alma-Ata to Astana (Nur-Sultan), and the second — from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia.

The new capital is planned to be the city of Palancaraya in the province of Kalimantan on the island of the same name.

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Vladimir Putin

politician, President of Russia

October 7, 1952

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