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The Ministry of Defense of Slovakia denied the transfer of MiG-29 to Ukraine

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The data that Slovakia has already transferred MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine and they are in the country do not correspond to reality, said Yaroslav Nagy, head of the Slovak Defense Ministry. This is reported by the publication Pravda.

The minister indicated that the planes are now at the Sliac airport in central Slovakia. “They will guard our airspace until the end of August, you will see them on August 27 at SIAF (Slovak International Aviation Festival.— RBC),— he declared.

According to Nagy, Bratislava is now negotiating with the allies about what to do with the machines next: “The decision has not yet been made.”

Reports that Slovakia has already provided fighter jets to Ukraine began to appear in some media and social networks, the newspaper notes. In particular, the RTV channel reported that Slovakia would decommission the MiG-29 at the end of August.

The day before, Nagy said that Bratislava is ready to transfer its MiG-29s to Kyiv, provided that it receives more modern aircraft in return or if other countries buy them for Ukraine. According to the local publication Cas, Slovakia has 11 Soviet-made MiG-29s that are considered obsolete, and their transfer to Ukraine would be a suitable solution for the country, especially since Kyiv has such fighters in service.

The Slovak authorities have previously allowed sending the MiG-29 to Ukraine if they receive American F-16 fighters in return. The country in 2018 signed an agreement to buy 14 aircraft from the United States worth about $1.6 billion to replace the MiG-29. The cars were supposed to arrive in 2023, but in March the American side notified Bratislava that deliveries would be delayed by 12-14 months.

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Despite the fact that after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Western countries increased the supply of weapons to Kyiv, aviation was not included in these packages. North Macedonia became the only state that transferred aircraft to the Ukrainian side: according to the MKD portal, we are talking about four Su-25 attack aircraft purchased from Kyiv in 2001. Other countries allowed this possibility, including the United States.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted that the safety of the sky— country priority. Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov said that he was “still fighting for the supply of tanks and aircraft from the West.”

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Zakharova called the condition for breaking diplomatic relations with the United States

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In the event that Russia is declared a country— As a sponsor of terrorism, Moscow will sever all diplomatic relations with the United States. About this on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1” said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

Zakharova said that Moscow had given clear explanations about the consequences of Russia's possible inclusion in the list of countries— US sponsors of terrorism. «We talked about it— and not only orally, but also in writing, these comments were posted, and even translated into English. Therefore, here, of course, the question is to the level of those people with whom we are dealing. But everything has been repeatedly stated,»— she said.

In late July, the US Senate passed a resolution calling on Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to recognize Russia as a “country”; sponsor of terrorism. Later, Politico reported that Congressmen from the Democratic and Republican parties are going to submit a bill to the House of Representatives. They hope that Congress can give Moscow such a status, bypassing the State Department.

At the same time, Blinken said that the sanctions adopted against Russia already have the same consequences that led to the recognition of her country— sponsor of terrorism.

Now the list of sponsors of terrorism in the United States includes four countries— Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria.

Inclusion in the list means strict restrictions on interaction with this state, a ban on the export of defense goods, control over the export of dual-use products, financial and other restrictions— these measures are included in the list of anti-Russian sanctions. In addition, sanctions are envisaged against other states that maintain trade relations with a sponsor of terrorism.

The White House said that they are studying the possibility of including Russia among the countries— sponsors of terrorism. In early August, Democratic and Republican senators Richard Blumenthal and Lindsey Graham called for recognition of Russia as such, regardless of the presence or absence of support from President Joe Biden.

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Director of the North American Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Darchiev in an interview with TASS said that recognizing Russia as a sponsor of terrorism would be the point of no return. According to him, in this case, Moscow will lower the level of diplomatic relations with Washington or completely break off diplomatic relations.

So far, the only countries in which Russia has been recognized as a sponsor of terrorism are Lithuania and Latvia.

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Second US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan in a month

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A delegation of US congressmen arrived in Taiwan for a two-day visit, less than two weeks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived on the island, reports Reuters.

Five members of Congress visited Taiwan: Democratic Senator Ed Markey and members of the House of Representatives— Democrats John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal, Don Byer, and Republican Amata Coleman Radwagen. They will stay on the island on August 14 & 15, the American Institute of Taiwan (de facto operating the US Embassy in the country) specifies.

Congressmen will meet with the President of the partially recognized state Tsai Ing-wen and other representatives of the Taiwan authorities, discuss with them bilateral relations, regional security, economic cooperation, climate change and other topics.

Washington's 1979 leader of the Taiwan Relations Delegation, as a member of the House of Representatives, voted in favor of the Taiwan Relations Act, which provides for Washington's commitment to the security of the island nation, according to Taiwan News.

China considers the island, which declared independence from the PRC in 1949, its own territory. The Chinese authorities sharply criticized Nancy Pelosi's visit on August 2, saying that she defied the world, deliberately provoked and violated the “One China” principle. The Chinese Foreign Ministry believes that the speaker's trip was organized by the United States to create a crisis in the region and to obtain a pretext for building up a military presence. Beijing launched sea and air military exercises with firing in the Taiwan Strait, suspended cooperation with Washington in several areas and decided to impose sanctions against Pelosi.

The American side rejects China's accusations. Washington insists that Pelosi's arrival does not contradict the principle of “one China” and does not mean a change in US policy towards China. The US Department of Defense emphasizes that the country does not recognize the independence of the island. The White House called the military maneuvers of the Chinese army off the coast of Taiwan a provocation.

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In the Zaporozhye region, a fire was reported in the Berdyansk port

Fuel and lubricants caught fire in the Berdyansk seaport. Vladimir Rogov, a representative of the military-civilian administration (MAC) of the Zaporozhye region operating in the territory controlled by the Russian military, said this in his Telegram.

“Today, fuel and lubricants (motor oils) that were in barrels on one of the piers. The fire was extinguished by prompt actions of the employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and workers of the port, — he wrote.

No one was injured as a result of the fire. According to specialists working on the spot, the cause of the fire was a violation of safety rules during welding.

At the end of June, an explosion occurred in the port of Berdyansk. The CAA linked the explosion to demining. Alexey Selivanov, deputy head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Zaporozhye, explained that the explosives experts found ammunition, which they decided to eliminate on the spot.

Berdyansk has been under the control of the Russian military since the end of February. A new administration was formed there, Alexander Saulenko was appointed acting mayor.

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Kyiv announced the shipment of the first humanitarian consignment of grain as part of the deal

The authorities of Odessa announced the dispatch of the first humanitarian consignment of grain to Ethiopia The cargo ship Brave Commander with 23,000 tons of wheat left the Yuzhny port. The vessel was chartered by the United Nations World Food Program to pick up grain for countries affected by the food crisis ” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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The ship Brave Commander, chartered by the UN World Food Program (WFP), left the Yuzhny port near Odessa to deliver Ukrainian grain to Ethiopia. This was announced in a video message in his Telegram by the head of the Odessa Regional Military Administration Maxim Marchenko.

Marchenko said that he visited the port together with the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov. He wrote on his Facebook (owned by Meta, whose activities are recognized as extremist and banned in Russia) that more than 23 thousand tons of wheat were loaded onto the ship.

The minister noted that Ethiopia was suffering from drought for the second year in a row and armed confrontation. “We continue to work with the UN World Food Program so that such flights become regular and are clearly focused on humanitarian assistance to those regions of the world where it is most needed,” — he wrote.

The vessel Brave Commander arrived at Yuzhny port on Friday, August 12. The UN noted that it will deliver the first cargo through the line of humanitarian food aid as part of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. (the grain deal that Russia and Ukraine signed separately with Turkey and the UN in Istanbul). WFP purchased the first 30 thousand tons of Ukrainian wheat for countries affected by the global food crisis. Maximum capacity of Brave Commander— 23 thousand tons, the UN expects that the rest will soon go on another ship.

The agreement, signed on July 22, implies that Kyiv will be able to export grain through three ports— Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhny. As part of the deal, the parties undertook to create a safe corridor for the passage of ships with grain in the Black Sea, representatives of the UN, Turkey and Ukraine agreed to control the loading in order to exclude the transport of military cargo. The agreement was concluded for three months with the possibility of extension.

The first ship to leave Ukraine along the grain corridor after the start of the Russian military operation was the dry cargo ship Razoni. It was supposed to deliver 26 thousand tons of corn to Lebanon, but Beirut, which was going to buy the cargo, refused it, explaining this by a delay in delivery. According to Reuters, on August 14, the ship approached the Syrian port of Tartus.

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Zakharova accused the West of preventing IAEA specialists from entering ZNPP

Western countries are doing everything possible to prevent IAEA specialists from entering the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, on the TV channel “Russia 1”.

“We are fighting so that specialists, representatives of the IAEA can get to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. And they want it. And the IAEA as a structure has been ready to do this for a long time. But all this so-called Western community, of course, together with the Kyiv regime, are doing everything to prevent this, — said Zakharova.

In July & August, Russia and Ukraine regularly report shelling of the territory near the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, blaming each other for the attacks. Thus, the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozhye region, which is controlled by Russian troops, reported damage to the fire station and thermal power plant on the territory of the nuclear power plant due to strikes on August 11.

The United States and the UN called for the creation of a demilitarized zone around the nuclear power plant. At the same time, the secretary general of the organization, António Guterres, believes that it is not worth bringing peacekeepers into the territory, since the parties to the conflict themselves are able to provide a safe perimeter around it.

On August 11, a meeting of the Security Council was held at the UN, at which the situation at the nuclear power plant was discussed. At it, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, said that, according to preliminary conclusions, there was no immediate threat to nuclear safety as a result of shelling or military operations in the area of ​​​​the station, but the situation could change at any moment. He noted that the IAEA mission should be admitted to the nuclear power plant as soon as possible.

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Hungarian parliament compares cancellation culture to ‘spiritual murder’

The speaker of the Hungarian parliament believes that representatives of the culture of abolition refer to democracy and human rights, but in fact “they want to deprive people of freedom and the right” to preserve faith and traditions

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The President of the National Assembly (Parliament) of Hungary, Laszlo Kever, criticized the phenomenon of cancellation culture, calling its adherents “spiritual killers”. This is reported by Index.hu.

According to Kever, there is now a “bloodless war”; in which representatives of the cancellation culture “attack the memory of people in the West.” “Their task is to use all existing human differences in an unnatural way, to oppose white to black, Westerner— a resident of the East, a man— woman, young— old, Christian— to a Muslim»,— speaker counts.

According to the politician, this is & mdash; an attempt to “cause amnesia in society”, that is, to achieve the loss of its memory, values, awareness and identity, “so that everyone can be controlled, driven into debt and dispossessed.” Cancellation culture refers to democracy and human rights, but in reality, Kever believes, “they want to take away our freedom and rights.” to preserve faith, traditions and culture.

The culture of cancellation emerged as a way to hold a well-known or influential person or group accountable for legal, social, ethical violations through the withdrawal of support or public condemnation.

After the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, a number of Russian cultural figures faced canceling their performances or refusing to cooperate. The Russian authorities began to say that the country was a victim of the culture of cancellation in the West and point to attempts to “undo Russia's achievements”; in the field of sports.

At the end of March, President Vladimir Putin declared that progressive discrimination against everything connected with Russia was developing in Western countries, comparing this to the actions of the Nazis in Germany: “The notorious culture of cancellation has turned into the cancellation of culture. Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff are excluded from concert posters. Russian writers and their books are prohibited. In Russia, according to Putin, it is impossible to imagine such a development of events.

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Germany filled gas storage facilities by 75% ahead of schedule

Earlier, the German authorities adopted requirements according to which underground gas storage facilities must be filled up to 75% by September 1, up to 85% by October 1 and up to 95% by November 1

Underground gas storage facilities (UGS) in Germany are 75% full as of mid-August, Klaus Müller, head of the Federal Network Agency (BNA), said on his Twitter.

The German authorities had previously adopted requirements according to which underground gas storage facilities must be completed to 75% by September 1st, to 85% by October 1st, and to 95% by November 1st. “The goal of the first stage has been achieved. <…> Next goal— 85% by October 1,” Müller wrote.

At the same time, in an interview with the Financial Times, Müller said that Germany should cut gas consumption by 20% to avoid energy restrictions in the coming winter.

On August 5, the EU approved a voluntary 15% reduction in fuel consumption this winter. The purpose of this measure— save gas for this winter to prepare for possible disruptions in supplies from Russia, which uses energy “as a weapon,” the EU explained.

Countries— EU members agreed to reduce gas consumption by 15% compared to the averages over the past five years from August 1 to March 31, 2023. In this regard, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced on August 12 that in the coming autumn and winter, public buildings in Germany will be heated to a temperature of 19 degrees, instead of the usual 22.

Chapter EC Ursula von der Leyen said at the end of July that Russia “deliberately chopped off” deliveries to 12 EU countries (she did not specify which countries). She blamed the energy crisis on Moscow and urged EU countries to prepare for the worst this winter.

The Kremlin, responding to German fears that Russia would cut off gas, had previously argued that Moscow “is very, very careful about its reputation, the reputation of a responsible supplier.” The Russian side associates the situation with pumping with sanctions.

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The DPR reported that the allied forces broke through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Ugledar

The forces of the People's Militia of the DPR, with the support of the Russian army, broke through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) and made significant progress in the direction of Vuhledar, said Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Daniil Bezsonov.

units of the RF Armed Forces broke through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and made serious progress in the Ugledar direction. The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered heavy losses in equipment and manpower,»,— he wrote in his Telegram channel.

LPR Ambassador to Russia Rodion Miroshnik specified that the allied forces are undertaking assault actions in the Ugledar direction. “There is progress in the Ugledar direction of the DPR. After a massive artillery preparation, the allied forces proceeded to assault operations, — he wrote in Telegram.

Ugledar— a city in the Donetsk region, located about 60 km southwest of Donetsk. The population of the city as of 2019— 14.8 thousand people.

The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said on July 13 that the attack on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was being carried out in four directions, including in the direction of Vuhledar.

Russia conducts a military special operation on “denazification and demilitarization” Ukraine since February 24. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported that the settlement of Uda in the Kharkiv region had been taken under control. In addition, the Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the point of temporary deployment of the 66th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Dzerzhinsk in the Donetsk People's Republic and destroyed “up to 40 nationalists” and units of military equipment, specified in the military department.

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At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

In total from the beginning During the military operation in Ukraine, 267 aircraft, 148 helicopters, 1,738 drones, 365 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,303 tanks, 798 multiple rocket launchers, 3,298 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 4,888 units of special military vehicles were destroyed.

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In Sevastopol extended the “yellow” level of terrorist threat

"Yellow" The terrorist threat level in Sevastopol has been extended until August 29. This is stated on the website of the city government.

“By the decision of the chairman of the anti-terrorist commission in the city of Sevastopol, a high (“yellow”) level of terrorist danger was established in the city of Sevastopol for the period from 18:00 to 18:00. 00 min. August 14, 2022 for a period of 15 days to 18 hours. 00 min. August 29, 2022»,— the message says.

The previous time the level of terrorist threat in Sevastopol was extended on August 7. It was valid until 14 August. The government noted that law enforcement agencies and authorities are taking the necessary additional measures aimed at ensuring security.

Earlier on August 9, a high level of terrorist threat extended the Crimea. It will be valid until August 24th. According to the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, the yellow level will continue to operate at the facilities of the Ministry of Transport of Crimea, the Ministry of Housing and Communal Services, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Fuel and Energy, the Ministry of Industrial Policy, the State Committee for Water Management and Land Reclamation.

On the afternoon of August 9, near the village of Novofedorovka in the area of ​​​​the Saki resort, where the Saki military airfield is located, several explosions occurred. The airfield is located behind a residential area on the eastern outskirts of the village. The Ministry of Defense cited the detonation of aviation ammunition as the reason. According to Interfax sources, and “RIA Novosti” in the military department, the reason for the explosions of ammunition is considered a violation of fire safety rules.

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The Prime Minister of Belarus announced the signals from the West about the readiness to cooperate

According to Golovchenko, despite the sanctions pressure, Belarus' exports to “unfriendly countries” amounted to “considerable” $3.5 billion over six months, and signals from the West are already coming in about their readiness to work with Minsk

Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said that there are signals from the West that they are ready to cooperate with the Belarusian side, and expressed the opinion that Western politicians who advocate restrictions will soon sober up. The politician spoke about this in an interview with the ONT TV channel.

“In six months, our exports to the so-called unfriendly countries amounted to $3.5 billion. Of course, out of $17 billion of our exports, this is a lot. I think that some kind of sobering will happen anyway. Moreover, there are a lot of signals about the readiness to work with us, — he declared.

According to Golovchenko, the sanctions that the West imposes against Belarus and Russia “rebound on those who do it.” He stressed that because of the restrictions, Europe could face a “hardest winter.” “Refuse gas, do not refuse, wash less often, do not turn on air conditioners, and so on. Wildness! Belarusian fuel wood, pellets, so-called Euro-pellets, would help to solve the problem for the population. Therefore, I think very soon we will see certain changes, — prime emphasized.

The European Union began to introduce new sanctions against Belarus back in 2020, after the presidential elections, in which Alexander Lukashenko won again. Sanction pressure intensified after Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine on February 24.

Lukashenko, speaking about the Russian special operation, argued that the conflict was unleashed not by Belarus and not Russia, but by Ukrainian forces, which, according to him, were preparing an attack on republic. They stationed “heavy rocket artillery” near the borders of Belarus, but Russia prevented the attack by launching a preemptive strike, the president said.

At the same time, he has repeatedly stated that Minsk does not plan to participate in the special operation that Russia is conducting in Ukraine. At the same time, in May, a check of troops “in case of war” began in Belarus, and in June the country's Ministry of Defense announced “mobilization exercises” near the borders with Ukraine.

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China calls US delegation’s visit to Taiwan ‘dangerous move’

Beijing urges Washington to stop interfering in the country's internal affairs and adhere to the “one China” policy, Liu Xiaoming, special representative of the Chinese government for the Korean Peninsula, wrote on Twitter.

This is how the diplomat commented on the next trip of US congressmen to Taiwan. As reported by Reuters, five members of Congress visited the island, who will stay there until August 15.

“This is a very dangerous move, which is like playing with fire. And those who play with fire will die from it. We urge the countries concerned to adhere to the “One China” policy, properly handle issues related to Taiwan, and stop interfering in Beijing's internal affairs,— said Liu Xiaoming.

Anyone who tries to prevent China's reunification will face “a great wall of steel forged by the hands of over 1.4 billion citizens,” he said.

The Ministry of Health urged Russians to get vaccinated against influenza before the start of the epidemic season

Revaccination against coronavirus and flu vaccination must be done before the start of the epidemic season. Vladimir Chulanov, Chief Freelance Specialist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for Infectious Diseases, recalled this, TASS reports.

According to the expert, the simultaneous illness of a coronavirus infection and influenza can be accompanied by a more severe course of the infection, significantly increasing the possibility of developing adverse outcomes.

“Therefore, today it is very important to carry out a timely revaccination against COVID-19 and vaccination against influenza, as soon as the vaccine company starts,” – emphasized the infectious disease specialist.

Chulanov also urged wearing masks in public places, as this helps to reduce the incidence of respiratory infections.

Earlier, the virologist warned about the danger of combining COVID with other infections, in particular, with the flu or adenovirus. 

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The lawyer warned the Russians about the fines for storing personal belongings in the entrance

Storage of bulky items in the entrance of a residential building can be recognized as a violation of fire safety standards, for which a fine of up to 50 thousand rubles is threatened. Natalya Greshnova, executive director of the Saratov regional branch of the Russian Bar Association, spoke about this in an interview with RIA Novosti.

As the expert explained, such things include bicycles, boxes or household appliances if they block passages and are placed on evacuation routes , at the doors of emergency exits, hatches on balconies and loggias, in the transitions between sections.

According to the lawyer, anyone who notices this can contact the fire authorities, providing photo or video evidence. Specialists will be required to check and give an answer within 30 days.

It is specified that violators will have to pay from 5 to 15 thousand rubles. In the event that a fire broke out and the bicycle that interfered with the evacuation caused damage to someone else's property or people were injured because of it, the fine will be from 40 to 50 thousand rubles, Greshnova warned.

Earlier, the Russians were reminded of fines for storage conservation in the basement of a high-rise building.

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Diploma in 2 years. How to study a demanded specialty and earn

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On August 15, the admissions campaign to colleges within the Professionality program ends.

"Professionality" — one of 42 programs of social and economic development until 2030 initiated by President Vladimir Putin.

For its implementation, 70 educational and production centers have been created, including more than 250 modern colleges in 42 regions of Russia in the most priority sectors of the economy: nuclear industry, railway transport, metallurgy, mechanical engineering (including aircraft and shipbuilding) , chemical industry, agriculture, light industry, pharmaceutical industry and mining industry.

In including 4 clusters this year will appear in light industry. In addition to ordinary clothing and other usual goods, light industry enterprises also produce special-purpose goods for the automotive and electrotechnical industries, and medicine.

4 more clusters will be formed in the chemical industry — two in Tula and one in Leningrad and Vologda regions. Students at these colleges will learn how fuel is made, what fertilizers are made of, cosmetics, and more. Now the chemical industry has more than 20 sub-sectors, so children have the opportunity to choose what is interesting for them  

Required — maximum orientation of training to practice, training of specialists in shortened terms (less than the usual 3-4 years in college), involvement of business in partnership management of educational organizations.

Thanks to the national project “Education” workshops for college students will be equipped with modern high-tech equipment. There are already 2200 of them, and by 2024 g. will become more than 5 thousand

Incidentally, some — “Professionality” participants entered the “Nash Contribution” National Ranking in 2022  This is a format for public recognition by the state of the contribution of business and NPOs to the implementation of national projects, replication of best practices. You can learn more about the ranking and the results of 2022 on the website— RANKING.NATIONAL PROJECTS.RF.

Learn more about  the "Professionality" in your region, colleges and participating companies, in-demand professions can be found on YAPROF.RF website.

In the Republic of Dagestan, an educational and production cluster for agriculture sector will be created. For example, the enrollment of students in & nbsp; Agricultural College & nbsp; them. Sh. I. Shikhsaidova is now being conducted in directions most in demand in agriculture: "beekeeping", "veterinary paramedic","technician"— mechanic”, “master of agricultural production” and "equipping with means of automation of technological processes and production».

«Project Goal — qualitatively and in short time to prepare a young specialist ready for real production. Therefore, graduates will be able to immediately begin to fulfill their duties at the enterprise, bypassing the adaptation process, — said the director of the college  Sh. I. Shikhsaidova Rashid Atashev.

Head of “Angelina” LLC Abusamad Hajiyevnoted that students who in September will begin training under the “Professionality” program will be able to enter the production already in 2 years. And the company will be directly involved in the training and development of the kids.

In  Khabarovsk Territory, this year two educational and production clusters "Professionality" — by industry "Engineering" and "Railway transport". During the admission campaign, colleges are not only accepting documents, but also career guidance activities with schoolchildren who in the future may come here to study under the  Professionality program. For example, the Khabarovsk Railway Transport College conducts excursions for high school students, organizes practice at the Far Eastern Children's Railway for children whose parents — railroad workers. They can even try themselves in the role of machinists on locomotive control simulator.

But most importantly — after graduation, graduates will definitely not be left without work. Employment is promised by project partners — KnAAZ named after Yu. A. Gagarin and OJSC "Russian Railways".

, which will be implemented under the federal project “Professionality”. A project cluster for the "Light industry" industry has been created here. The  enterprise of the BTK group will also take part in the training of personnel, which will be ready to accept most of the students after the completion of the training. Term of study — 1 year and 10 months, after which you can go to work. The company conducts excursions for schoolchildren, where experts show production processes. Head of the partner company Oksana Karpova emphasized that now the seamstress profession is reviving, and hopes to attract new personnel from the number of young people.

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Can animals laugh?

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They say «neighs like a horse». And can can animals actually laugh?

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"Animals have a sense of humor and in their own way show a cheerful mood — says artistic director of the Moscow Cat Theater Yuri Kuklachev. — Cats open their eyes wide, start jokingly “fight” with a person, without releasing claws. Dogs twist their tail like a propeller, touchingly press their ears, fall on front paws, fall on back, raising their paws up. Some dogs love to make people laugh by doing funny tricks, and they themselves enjoy being laughed at. The bears bounce with joy, and the horses nod their heads and stomp on the spot, shifting their front legs. As scientists have established, the sound of laughter in  animals is diverse: in primates it is panting and chuckling, in other mammals — purring, whistling, smacking, grunting or ultrasonic squeaking, like in & nbsp; rats.

“Vocal game”, reminiscent of laughter, was found in & nbsp; 65 & nbsp; species of animals.

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Robot in the village. Rural schoolchildren will be introduced to new technologies

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More than 9500 educational centers for children “Point of Growth” in villages and small towns they work all over the country. A few more will open from 1 September. And until the end of 2024, over 24 thousand people will work in Russia. such centers at schools.

“Points of Growth” began to create in schools of villages and small towns with population up to 50 thousand people. people starting from 2019 under the national project "Education". There, children get acquainted with modern technologies and try themselves in unusual areas — designing quadcopters, working on 3D printers, creating cartoons and animation. At life safety and technologies lessons they are taught to provide first aid on simulators and dummies, boys — work with screwdrivers and other modern tools. Ensuring the possibility of self-realization and development of talents — one of the most important national goals set by President V. Putin.

“We make emphasis primarily on village schools. Already 15 thousand rural schools are provided with appropriate equipment for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and other natural science disciplines, — said Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov.

Point of Growth Centers — typical, for them allocate premises in the schools themselves or erect additional extensions or buildings. They work as centers of additional education in the natural sciences, technical, humanitarian and digital profiles.

Thanks to the national project “Education” by end of 2021  more 48% of students in rural schools and small towns studied at "Points of Growth" this year it will open on the basis of the Verkhnegnutovsky secondary school of the Chernyshkovsky district. There are already such centers in six schools in the district.

Now, in the  Verkhnegnutovskoye school, renovations are underway in two classrooms, which will be equipped in two profiles: chemistry-biology and physics-technology. New equipment has already been delivered to the school — two laboratories in chemistry and physics, laptops, and also for robotics. The  classrooms will have modern school furniture, as well as a recreation area.

 At the lessons of biology, chemistry, technology and physics, children will find many interesting discoveries. Schoolchildren and teachers in anticipation», — shared the principal of the Verkhnegnutovskoye secondary school Larisa Korotkova.

In Samara Region "Growth Point" Starting from 1 September, will start working at a school in the village of Gerasimovka. Equipment for physics, chemistry and biology, robotic kits have already been delivered, the renovation of the premises is nearing completion.

In Tambov region thanks to the national project “Education” Starting from the new academic year, the Center for Education of Natural Science and Technology “Point of Growth” will open its doors for schoolchildren. on the basis of the branch of the Novolyadinsky school in the village of Bolshaya Lipovitsa. There will be modern classrooms for chemistry, physics and biology. Laptops, a robotic constructor with block programming and a set of sensors, an educational kit in mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, a digital microscope were purchased for the children. Teachers completed courses on the program “Use of Modern Educational Equipment in Education Centers of Natural Science and Technological Orientation” on the  platform of the Academy of the Ministry of Education.

The Yumanai secondary school of the Shumerlinsky municipal district will be transformed in Chuvashia. It will open new classrooms in physics, chemistry and informatics of the “Point of Growth” center. Thanks to this the new school year for schoolchildren will be many times more interesting than all the previous ones, and knowledge of physics, chemistry and computer science — more in-depth, I'm sureschool director Galina Fedorova.

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Over 40 countries called on Moscow to return control over the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to Kyiv

Russia must return the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to Ukrainian control so that Kyiv can fulfill its nuclear and radiation safety obligations in accordance with international conventions and standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the 42 countries said in a statement published on the website of the EU Delegation to International Organizations in Vienna .

“We call on the Russian Federation to immediately withdraw its armed forces and all other unauthorized personnel from the territory of the Zaporozhye NPP, its immediate environs and all of Ukraine, so that the operator and the Ukrainian authorities can resume their sovereign duties within internationally recognized borders»,— said in the message.

The statement was made on behalf of 42 countries, including 27 states— EU members, USA, UK, Canada, Norway, Turkey, Georgia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, etc.

The signatory countries insist that as long as the nuclear power plant is under the control of Russia, this poses a danger, in particular due to the deployment of military and weapons on its territory.

In addition, the statement states that after the transfer of control over the plant to Ukraine, the IAEA will be able to check the nuclear power plant “in safe and reliable conditions and in a timely manner.”

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the capture of Zaporozhye Nuclear power plant (the largest in Europe) February 28. In July—August, the territory of the station was repeatedly attacked, Moscow claims that the attacks were carried out by Kyiv, Kievzhe blames Moscow for the shelling. The last strike near the nuclear power plant, according to the pro-Russian authorities, was on August 13.

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The station was to be visited by an IAEA mission to assess the situation on the spot. As the head of the agency, Rafael Grossi, pointed out on August 11, the IAEA received information from both the Russian and Ukrainian sides, and, according to preliminary data, there is no immediate threat to nuclear safety at the nuclear power plant. But conditions can change at any moment, and agency specialists need to be physically present at the site to assess the situation, Grossi said. Both Russia and Ukraine emphasized that they were in favor of the visit of the mission to the station.

The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that the West and Kyiv were hindering the visit of the IAEA mission to the Zaporizhzhya NPP, specifically there were accusations of disrupting the trip against the department for security and UN security. The G7 countries insisted that the presence of the Russian military at the station interfered with monitoring at the station. “Seven” also called on Moscow to transfer control of the nuclear power plant back to Kyiv.

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The State Duma changed the procedure for working with mass appeals of citizens

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The State Duma approved a new the procedure for considering citizens' appeals, Kommersant reports; with a link to the relevant document.

According to the newspaper, back in August the document was approved by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. It is dedicated to organizing a personal reception of citizens and considering individual and collective appeals received in writing or orally, as well as in the form of an electronic document.

In particular, the concept of “mass appeals” is introduced: now written appeals on the same issue from different citizens or associations of citizens are registered under one number and sent to committees or commissions that prepare a draft response for sending to citizens and posting on the State Duma website.

Until now, the deputies and their assistants had inconvenience when they had to register each written appeal separately. And there were sometimes a lot of such people, as the source of the newspaper in the State Duma explains, for example, on issues related to the regulation of the use of QR codes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rules stipulate that citizens' appeals are considered within 30 days, but deputies or employees of the apparatus have the right to extend this period by 30 days. Duration of reception of one citizen — no more than 30 minutes. A deputy has the right to refuse a personal reception if he is not a voter from his region.

In addition, deputies and civil servants can decide on the groundlessness of the next appeal and stop correspondence with a citizen or organization if the letter contains a question to which they have repeatedly been given answers on the merits, and no new arguments or circumstances are given. Appeals addressed to “all deputies of the State Duma”, without indicating their names, “may be transferred to factions.” If the letter contains obscene or offensive language, threats to the life, health and property of deputies, the Duma Department for Work with Citizens' Appeals may leave it unanswered on the merits.

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Reviews of applications for each month are published on the Duma's website. So, in June (for July there are no data yet), the Duma received over 30 thousand appeals, including about 26 thousand through the Internet reception, almost 3 thousand were delivered personally, and 1.3 thousand — mail. Most of the appeals were received by the deputies from “United Russia”— 65.7%. Communists received 13.9% of appeals, SRZP— 9.7%, and “New People” (NL) with 5.4% bypassed the Liberal Democratic Party with 4.6%. The main topic of appeals to the Duma was the social sphere. The factions accepted 171 citizens, while 60% — SRHR.

This year, the most requests were received in March— 50 thousand, many of them related to the topic “defense, security, legality”; (9.6%). The Duma's website also publishes the committees' responses to numerous appeals from citizens on a particular issue. For example, the Defense Committee explained the reasons for conducting a special operation in Ukraine: “The Russian Federation is not at war with the fraternal people of Ukraine. Our adversary in the special military operation conducted by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is aggressive neo-Nazism, diligently nurtured by the Kyiv leadership. The tasks of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine, as well as preventing the transformation of Ukraine into a nuclear power and, as a result, the protection of state interests and sovereignty of the Russian Federation.

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The Federation Council announced the risk of a rise in the price of gasoline and diesel in the regions of Russia

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In In the near future, the regions of Russia may face an increase in the price of gasoline and diesel fuel due to the termination of subsidies for rail transportation of fuel in the Far Eastern Federal District, Izvestia said. Yury Fedorov, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Economic Policy.

“The exhaustion of funding before the autumn-winter season can lead to an increase in the cost of fuel. It is necessary to allocate additional funds for this subsidy, especially against the backdrop of an increase in wholesale exchange prices for fuel,— he said.

According to the senator, in case of refusal to allocate the necessary resources for these purposes, the Federation Council will initiate consideration of this issue during the autumn parliamentary session with the invitation of representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy.

The subsidy of 9.8 billion rubles, which was valid until July, compensated the costs of Russian Railways for the transportation of gasoline and diesel. Thus, gas stations could save on paying the monopolist for the delivery of cargo.

Since June, railway tariffs have increased by 11% and, accordingly, the costs of refuellers for logistics have increased, Izvestia reported. Head of the Primorsky Fuel Union (part of the Russian Fuel Union) Vladimir Chirskov.

The subsidy applied to motor fuel of the fifth ecological class (Euro-5), including AI-92 and AI-95 gasolines, diesel summer and winter fuel, as well as jet fuel.

At the same time, the Ministry of Energy told the newspaper that they do not expect price increases, but they are already working to resume subsidizing fuel transportation together with the Ministry of Finance. “At the moment, gas stations have generated a gross wholesale and retail margin, which is several times higher than the level of the same period in 2021. At the same time, the domestic market is provided with fuel in full, — The ministry stressed.

On July 22, the Ministry of Energy reported that the ministry was preparing calculations for the resumption of subsidies for rail transportation of petroleum products in the direction of the Far Eastern Federal District. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Sazanov said earlier that subsidies for fuel transportation could be paid from the government's reserve fund. However, there is no decision yet, and the ministry is waiting for the relevant calculations from the Ministry of Energy.

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Putin congratulated Kim Jong-un on Korea Liberation Day

The President of Russia expressed confidence that the two countries would continue to expand all-round cooperation. Kim Jong-un in response wished Putin good health and great results in his work “to protect the sovereignty and interests of the country and people”

Russia and North Korea will continue to expand bilateral cooperation, as this fully meets the interests of the two countries and will contribute to strengthening security in the region. This is stated in the congratulatory letter of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-un, published by the CCA, on the occasion of Korea's Liberation Day.

“On the occasion of Liberation Day, a national holiday, I send my heartfelt congratulations. Our countries keep the memory of the Red Army soldiers and Korean patriots who fought shoulder to shoulder for the liberation of Joseon. <…> I am sure that by joint efforts we will continue to expand our comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations. This fully meets the interests of the peoples of our two countries and will contribute to strengthening security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the region of Northeast Asia as a whole,— the letter says.

In turn, the leader of the DPRK thanked Putin in a response letter and pointed out that since the peninsula was liberated from Japanese occupation, friendship between the peoples of Korea and Russia “has been steadily developing from generation to generation».

“I believe that the relations of friendship and cooperation between Korea and Russia, based on comradely friendship and militant unity, will be strengthened and developed more vigorously in all areas <…>. Taking this opportunity, I sincerely wish you to be healthy and achieve great results in responsible work to protect the sovereignty and interests of the country and people, to achieve national revival,— said Kim Jong-un.

Korean Liberation Day — holiday, celebrated annually on August 15 in both South and North Korea. It is dedicated to Victory Day over Japan, when the USSR and the United States liberated Korea from 35 years of Japanese occupation.

Independent Korean governments were established three years later, on August 15, 1948, when the pro-American Lee Seung-man was elected first President of South Korea, and the pro-Soviet Kim Il Sung became the first leader of North Korea.

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UVZ started serial production of Phlox and Magnolia self-propelled guns

Both SAOs are equipped with 120-mm guns, while the Phlox is mounted on the basis of the Ural-4320 armored car, and the Magnolia is mounted on the chassis of the DT-30PM armored tracked carrier. UVZ promised to provide finished samples by the end of the year

Reuters learned that the United States fears the recruitment of Afghan military by Russia and China

Former members of the Afghan security services who remained in the country after the Taliban came to power (described as terrorist and banned in Russia) may be vulnerable to recruitment by Russia, China and Iran. This is reported by Reuters with reference to the report of the Republicans from the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives.

The document notes that former Afghan law enforcement officers are well aware of US operations, so their recruitment may threaten Washington's interests. According to Republicans, some ex-Afghan soldiers have already fled to Iran.

The authors of the report believe that the administration of US President Joe Biden did not set the right priorities during the evacuation after the arrival of the Taliban and made a mistake by leaving the said military in Afghanistan.

The Taliban came to power in Afghanistan last August, after they managed to step up the offensive in connection with the departure of the American military contingent that had been in the country since 2011. The President of the Republic, Ashraf Ghani, fled to the UAE.

Western countries, including the United States, do not recognize the authority of the Taliban, but the movement believes that it has fulfilled all the conditions for recognition.

Zamir Kabulov, Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan, said that in order to officially recognize the Taliban government, it is necessary to create an inclusive government and respect for human rights in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, already at the end of March, Russia accredited a Taliban diplomat in Moscow.

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Trump demanded that the FBI “replace” the documents seized during the search

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Former US President Donald Trump demanded to “return” documents seized by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during a search of his estate in Mar-a-Lago. The politician stated this in the Truth Social social network he created, reports the New York Post.

According to him, the FBI officers seized boxes with materials that fall under attorney-client privilege, as well as papers protected by the so-called executive privilege (executive privilege, which implies the president's right not to disclose certain information— RBC). “I earnestly request that these documents be returned immediately to the place from which they were taken. Thank you!»— Trump wrote.

In early August, the FBI raided the Florida residence of the former president of Mar-a-Lago. The agents seized 11 boxes of classified documents with different levels of secrecy, including “top secret”, “confidential”; and TS/SCI, which refers to top secret information with sections intended only for the first persons of the state.

Back in February, the US National Archives and Records Administration suggested that Trump, leaving the presidency, took 15 boxes of documents from the White House, including classified documents. The documents were later returned, however, according to media reports, the Ministry of Justice initiated the issuance of a search warrant to the FBI to make sure that no documents were taken away from the estate.

Trump refused to testify against himself, citing several hours of interrogation on the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution. He considered that the “greatest witch hunt” was launched against him; in the history of the country. “I once asked, “If you are innocent, why are you using the Fifth Amendment? Now I know the answer, — Trump explained. The ex-president is confident that the American authorities and the media are persecuting him, which is why he is forced to remain silent.

to his house, claiming that he declassified these documents before his resignation from the presidency. “They could get this (documents. — RBC) anytime they wanted without playing politics and breaking into my residence in Mar-a-Lago,”— Trump said.

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Russian Ambassador Calls Taliban ‘A Reality You Can’t Escape From’

Russian Ambassador to Kabul Zhirnov: The Taliban in Afghanistan is “a reality that cannot be escaped” According to Russian Ambassador to Kabul Dmitry Zhirnov, the Taliban are the new reality of Afghanistan and Russia will have to work with representatives of the movement where it is in the national interest

Daily Mail estimated the damage from sanctions for companies from the UK

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More than two-thirds of UK companies have been affected by the effects of anti-Russian sanctions, according to the British newspaper Daily Mail, citing a survey by the insurance agency Mactavish.

The study showed that 71% of respondents have assets that were directly affected by restrictions on Moscow . About half of the companies cited rising costs and disruptions in production chains as damages; 44% of respondents lost suppliers; a little less, 42%, began to experience problems with the staff.

The greatest blow fell on the financial and aviation sectors of the country. More than 90% of financial companies said that they suffered damage in connection with anti-Russian sanctions due to the imposition of restrictions on Russian assets and funds with which they worked. 84% of companies in the aviation industry also reported losses.

“The pandemic and the war have exposed severe limitations in an industry characterized by greater coverage limits, less capacity, higher prices and a lot of controversy,” — Bruce Hepburn, head of Mactavish, commented on the results of the survey.

Since February, Western countries, including the EU and the UK, have already adopted several packages of sanctions against Russia. London, among other things, introduced restrictions against the first persons of the state, against the import of Russian oil and gas, as well as against the country's financial and industrial enterprises.

Against the backdrop of anti-Russian sanctions and higher energy prices, inflation in the UK jumped to 9.1% in May and to 9.4% in June, which was a record for almost 40 years since 1982.

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Former Afghan President Ghani spoke about the reasons for fleeing the country

According to the former head of Afghanistan, a year ago he was forced to leave the country because he did not want the Taliban to humiliate him and force him to sign a document on the legitimacy of the new government

Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he fled Afghanistan a year ago to keep the Taliban out of the way. (recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia) the ability to humiliate the president of the country and force him to sign a document that would legitimize the new government. The politician spoke about this in an interview with CNN.

“The reason I left was because I did not want to give the Taliban and their supporters the pleasure of once again humiliating the Afghan president and forcing him to sign a document on the legitimacy of the government. I've never been afraid, — he said.

According to the former president, he initially had no plans to leave Afghanistan. Ghani also answered in the negative when asked by a journalist whether he had his passport and a large amount of money with him when he left.

In February 2020, the US and the Taliban signed the Doha Peace Agreement. Washington pledged to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by May 1, 2021. The Taliban, in turn, guaranteed that they would not use Afghan territory for actions that threaten the security of the United States and its allies.

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The situation in the country escalated in July 2020, after the announcement of the early withdrawal of US and NATO troops from the country. It was planned that the Americans would leave Afghanistan on September 11, but the Taliban began to rapidly seize territory subordinate to government troops.

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By mid-August 2021, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani fled to the UAE. The Taliban formed a government and announced plans to re-establish an Islamic emirate in Afghanistan. In October of the same year, Foreign Minister in the interim government of Afghanistan, Amir Khan Mutaki, said that the Taliban were fulfilled all the conditions for the international community to recognize him as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.

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Skolkovo management spoke about the reaction to the start of the operation in Ukraine

According to the head of the Skolkovo Foundation, Igor Drozdov, the current situation is “motivating,” and the foundation has “essentially” synchronized with the tasks set by the Russian government

Head of the Skolkovo Foundation Igor Drozdov

Against the background of the military operation in Ukraine and the unprecedented sanctions against Moscow by the West, the management of Skolkovo synchronized with the tasks set by the Russian government, the head of the Skolkovo Foundation said in an interview with RBC. Igor Drozdov.

“We [the Skolkovo Foundation], in fact, have synchronized with the tasks that the government sets for itself. First of all, we discuss working issues with employees, how we should adjust the activities of the fund in order to be useful to start-ups in the current situation. I often talk with colleagues, my task— inspire them, inspire optimism and positivity so that they remain emotionally stable, focused on work and results, & mdash; he said.

According to Drozdov, the current situation “motivates”, however, despite external restrictions, the work schedule at Skolkovo remains “reasonable”. “My favorite rhetorical question is: “When will everything be smooth?” But in a sense, there is more drive; complexity»,— he noted.

In turn, the rector of the Skoltech Institute, Alexander Kuleshov, told RBC that, despite the special operation and the difficulties in his work, he did not break personal relations with anyone. “I didn’t break off relations with anyone. A couple of days ago, our former professor, a Frenchman, sent an absolutely amazing letter from "his" on Channel One" in the program of [Vladimir] Solovyov, you can read out —wrote: what bastards the Americans are, and how right you are in everything, — he pointed out.

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This happened after an interview with the American edition of Mother Jones, where Dvorkovich advocated a peaceful settlement in Ukraine. In addition, as the head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), he said that he was seeking to deprive Russia and Belarus of holding international chess tournaments. And later he issued a new statement “that he is sincerely proud of the “courage of our soldiers”, but added that “the main thing is that a strong peace and a more just order will eventually be established on our planet.”

Secretary General Council of “United Russia” Andrey Turchak then advocated the immediate dismissal of Dvorkovich from Skolkovo, stating that the fund should be used to begin “self-purification of our society.” The Kremlin then noted that the decision to leave the head of the fund should be made by himself.

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The Zaporizhzhya State Administration proposed to declare a “silence regime” near the nuclear power plant

In the area of ​​the nuclear power plant in Energodar, a silence regime should be declared, and tough sanctions should be imposed for shelling the plant, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporozhye Regional Administration Council, believes

Zaporozhye NPP

In the area of ​​the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (NPP), it is necessary to declare a regime of silence, RIA Novosti said. Volodymyr Rogov, member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region.

“The UN leadership and the head of the EU diplomacy should not declare about demilitarization, but about the introduction of a regime of silence, and also provide not just sanctions for its violation, but the most severe sanctions for shelling of nuclear power plants»,— he thinks.

According to Rogov, this can “sober up” servicemen of Ukraine who “blackmail” the whole world “the threat of a nuclear catastrophe.”

Zaporozhye NPP— the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, located in the city of Energodar, Zaporozhye region of Ukraine. The southern and central parts of this region, in particular Energodar and the territory of the nuclear power plant itself, are controlled by Russian forces. Ukrainian operators work at the station.

UN Secretary General António Guterres, in his statement on the situation with the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, called for “agreeing at the technical level on a safe demilitarization perimeter to ensure the security of the area.” He believes that it is not worth bringing peacekeepers into the territory of the nuclear power plant, since the parties to the conflict themselves are able to provide a safe perimeter around it.

The United States also supported the creation of a demilitarized zone around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The State Department also urged Moscow to transfer the territory of the plant to the control of Kyiv.

After the start of the conflict, the parties repeatedly accused each other of strikes on the territory of the nuclear power plant and damage to its infrastructure.

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Thus, the military-civilian administration of Energodar stated that on the night of August 6-7, the nuclear power plant was fired from the Uragan multiple launch rocket system. from Ukraine, because of which the post of control of the radiation situation and the storage of spent nuclear fuel fell into the affected area. A few days later, on August 11, the head of the military-civilian administration (MAC) of the Zaporozhye region, Yevhen Balitsky, said that Ukrainian forces again shelled the territory of the power plant and local authorities recorded the fall of three shells near the isotope storage, the high-voltage line of the Kakhovskaya substation was damaged. Nevertheless, the radioactive background at the station remained normal.

On the night of August 13, the VGA reported another missile attack on Energodar, where the station is located. As a result, one person was killed and one girl was injured. The fire, which started because of the shelling, was extinguished.

The Russian Ministry of Defense called the shelling of the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP “an act of nuclear terrorism”. The Russian embassy in the United States also urged American journalists to stop “buttering Russophobic fabrications”; about attacks on the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.

On August 11, a meeting of the Security Council was held at the UN, at which the situation at the nuclear power plant was discussed. At it, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, said that, according to preliminary conclusions, there is no immediate threat to nuclear safety due to shelling or hostilities in the station area, but the situation can change at any moment. He added that the IAEA mission should be admitted to the nuclear power plant as soon as possible.

The Russian Foreign Ministry accuses it of obstructing the visit of UN specialists, while other parties say that the Russian side is preventing the IAEA mission from traveling. At the same time, both Moscow and Kyiv noted that they support the idea of ​​visiting the station by the agency's mission.

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«Ukraine— bankrupt. Collected taxes form only 40% of the country's budget. More than 60% of which go to military spending.

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