Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the inappropriate attitude of Western politicians towards Russian President Vladimir Putin. He expressed his opinion on the TRT Haber TV channel.
“You know the attitude of Western politicians towards Putin. This is not befitting politics. What attitude you show towards him is what you will get,” the Turkish politician concluded.
Earlier, Erdogan reminded Sweden and Finland about the conditions for NATO membership. According to the head of state, Ankara will not make any concessions and will not support the NATO membership of Sweden and Finland until they fulfill their earlier obligations to combat terrorism.
Siemens sees no connection between turbine maintenance and gas supplies.
Holding “Gazprom” announced that he was forced to suspend the operation of one of his turbines, namely – Siemens engine at station “Portovaya”. In this regard, pumping fuel through the gas pipeline “Nord Stream” will be reduced to 33 million cubic meters. m per day (20%) already on July 27.
The current supply volume is 67 million cubic meters. meters, and the reason for its decline, according to TASS with reference to the statement & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; , was the end of the time between overhauls before overhaul.
As a result, the company's statement led to an increase of 4.2% in fuel prices in Europe – such data was provided by the London Stock Exchange ICE.
A month ago, the Russian supplier announced the suspension of supplies via “Nord Stream” by 40%, explaining this by the fact that the Canadian division of the German Siemens, which repaired its units, did not return them to “Gazprom”, citing anti-Russian sanctions.
The decision was later changed and announced delivery of the German engine. The media reported that in Europe they were afraid of stopping fuel supplies via “SP” when the repair was completed.
Siemens itself explained that they were ready to extend the maintenance and increase its volume if the company was submitted request.
At the moment, according to the British Express, Europe fell into a panic after learning about the halving of the flow. Thus, gas quotes rose, reaching $1,880.
According to columnist Jacob Paul, what is happening with the supply has led to an emergency meeting in Brussels of the heads of energy ministries. The meeting will discuss the EU's plan to save gas, which the European Commission had previously feared.
Siemens said they see no relationship between supply cuts and repairs.
In a conversation with RIA Novosti, a representative of the company said that the turbine, the repair of which in Canada has already been completed, can be delivered to Russia “immediately”. For this “Gazprom” must submit customs documents for importation. Canada also announced its readiness to withdraw from the sanctions restriction the engines that Siemens Energy maintains in Montreal.
The company explained that the maintenance of turbines – a routine procedure and “any future maintenance work can be provided”, and the government of the country allowed them to be exported from Siemens Energy to Germany”.
Regarding the “stumbling turbine&# 8221;, then Germany handed over all documents for export to Russia last week.
The representative of the company said that the Russian company is aware of this, and only “Gazprom” can prepare customs documents as a client and continue the process of importing the engine to Russia.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that “Gazprom” fell by a quarter after the announcement of the refusal to pay dividends.
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The problem of microplastics in the Arctic was discussed at a conference at the Northern Federal University of Arkhangelsk. The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation together with the Roscongress Foundation. The conference was held as part of Russia's chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
Nikolai Doronin, Chairman of the Board of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic, spoke about research on the problem of macroplastics. He also touched upon the topic of the educational project PORA «Plastic for business!».
«The population of Western and Northern Europe — about 300 million people, while the population of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and Siberia &mdash ; about 35 million. That is, plastic waste is mainly “exported”; to our northern seas» — the expert said.
According to Doronin, microplastics are fixed everywhere, but their movement along the food chain has been little studied. "Systemic measures are needed to correct the situation, and this requires constant monitoring and serious scientific research with common approaches to measuring indicators among the Arctic countries. It is difficult to isolate microplastics from organic suspension, moreover, it is difficult to study large areas and depths. Doronin emphasized that the measurement results are affected by the difference in sampling methods (units of measurement, depth and speed of trawling, even the size of the mesh). “It is necessary to develop a unified protocol for studying the level of microplastics in sea water. It is also important to strengthen environmental education, because the problem of microplastics can only be solved at the macro level, — Doronin is sure.
Up to 40% of coastal plastic waste in the Arctic belongs to recyclable and conditionally recyclable polymer fractions, said head of the Clean Arctic federal project Ruslan Gubaidullin.He also spoke about joint research with scientists from the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University in the Barents and White Seas to identify sources of pollution. 47% of the items found on the Barents coast and in the so-called White Sea Funnel, the origin of which was identified, were produced in Russia, 23% — in Norway, and the remaining 30% — in other European countries.
The problem of waste in the Arctic zone is extremely urgent, as significant environmental damage has been accumulated over many decades. This was told by the Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation Alexander Zakondyrin.
Over a hundred experts, heads of specialized scientific and expert organizations, as well as representatives of federal and regional departments took part in the event.
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The footage of the combat work of the crews of Ka-52 helicopters of the army aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation during the special military operation in Ukraine was published by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to the defense department, combat helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator” carried out air strikes on strongholds and armored vehicles of the Ukrainian army. It is reported that as a result of the air strike the command post, tanks and other armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense showed footage of combat operation of 2C4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars, with the help of which Russian military managed to eliminate the camouflaged fortified positions of Ukrainian troops in the zone of the special operation.
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There is a drop in morale in the ranks of the Ukrainian army due to recruits who do not want to serve. This is reported by the American newspaper The New York Times.
According to the publication, the Armed Forces of Ukraine replenished by recruiting fighters on the streets of the country, and those who do not want to participate in combat actions.
It is noted that there is growing dissatisfaction among the local population due to questions about how exactly the recipients of subpoenas are chosen. According to the publication, Ukrainians are dissatisfied with the "secret and arbitrary" recruitment.
The newspaper cites the words of one of members of the Ukrainian territorial defense, who said that Ukrainians who want to serve are sometimes refused “for bureaucratic reasons.”
” ;Right now, the process is shrouded in mystery with little openness about the standards that apply to each step, – noted in the material of the newspaper.
Earlier British General Richard Barrons said that the in the ranks of the Ukrainian army there is a "catastrophic" a drop in morale. According to him, the Ukrainian military is retreating and losing ground.
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Russian divisions air defense learned how to effectively shoot down missiles of the American MLRS HIMARS, said anti-aircraft troops officer from the “O” group (“The Courageous”).
According to him, "universal" The weapon of the RF Armed Forces were laid down by the plant, it also fires rockets, although this was not according to the characteristics, – explained the serviceman in an interview with RIA Novosti.
several HIMARS missiles were shot down in the sky of Donbass. He added that this was the most difficult task they had ever faced.
“The difficulty lies in the fact that the range is short, the time to make a decision is minimal. Our combat crews valiantly cope with mission to shoot down, literally within 10 seconds, – The agency quotes the words of a serviceman.
Recall that earlier the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the elimination of four HIMARS MLRS from July 5 to 20. The RF Armed Forces used ground- and air-based high-precision weapons for this purpose. In addition to the destruction of the launchers , the transport-loading vehicle was eliminated.
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The winner of the contest “Miss Russia-2022” determined in Moscow. The 22-year-old native of Orenburg region Anna Linnikova became the owner of the title, Channel Five reports.
Miss Russia-2019 handed the crown to the winner. According to the channel, contenders for the title “Miss Russia-2022” there were over 150 thousand girls. Only 25 of them managed to reach the final.
Linnikova, who became the winner of the competition, is a student of the PR department of the University of Management Technologies and Economics in St. Petersburg. The girl is a second-year student.
The winner of the Miss Moscow-2022 contest became known earlier. The title was won by translator Anna Yankova.
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For the prevention of thrombosis, it is necessary to drink a sufficient amount of ordinary non-carbonated water, said Moscow 24; dietitian, doctor of medical sciences Margarita Koroleva.
According to the expert, the best drinks for blood thinning are water, beetroot and pomegranate juices, and berry infusions. The doctor noted that at least 33 milliliters of fluid should fall on a kilogram of weight.
The expert added that water provides good lymphatic drainage and natural detoxification of the body. And in pomegranate juice there are amino acids necessary to maintain the functioning of the cardiovascular system. It also contains vitamins of group B and vitamin P. Beetroot juice and infusions of mountain ash or blackcurrant contribute to better blood flow.
Earlier, cardiologist Yulia Marshintseva said that thrombosis can occur not only in people over 60 years, but also those who drink insufficient fluids, move little and have varicose veins.
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In Moscow, the air temperature may reach 31 degrees Celsius on July 26-27, Novye Izvestia reports. with reference to the Moscow Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Due to the expected heat, residents of the capital are advised to avoid overheating, choose light-colored clothes and not neglect hats.
Drivers are asked not to make sudden maneuvers, overtaking and rebuilding.
Formerly, the head of the prognostic center «Meteo» Alexander Shuvalov promised Muscovites a decrease in air temperature to 20-25 degrees in the first week of August. At the beginning of the last month of summer, rain is possible in the capital.
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Should universities award additional points for the TRP badge? And what to do if they do not accrue?
The ability to accrue additional points for the Unified State Examination — It is a right, not an obligation, of the university. At the same time, each educational institution chooses for what exactly and how many points it can award (no more than 10 in total). From 2022, additional points can be received not only for the gold, but also for the silver TRP badge — from 2 to 10 points.
The Ministry of Education and Science explains that only an award received no earlier than the last year of schooling for passing the standards in its age group can be taken into account. Among the mandatory tests — running short and long distances, pull-ups/push-ups and inclines. You can additionally pass the standards for swimming, cross-country skiing, jumping, throwing, shooting, self-defense without weapons or tourist knowledge on a hike.
«Each university had to independently establish the achievements for which points are awarded in its admission rules, — explains secretary of the selection committee of the Russian University of Transport (RUT MIIT) Maxim Begichev. — If the university has established that it gives points for the TRP badge — gold, silver or bronze, it should give. Therefore, you need to study the rules for entering a particular university and find out if points are given for the TRP badge. If the university has not established rules for awarding points for the TRP badge, then there is no way to force it.
Begichev also draws attention to the fact that in order to get additional points, you need to bring to the selection committee not the badge itself, but a certificate that this badge has been issued to you. Or an extract from the order of the Ministry of Sports on awarding the TRP badge.
Individual achievements can only be indicated until the deadline for accepting applications for admission.
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In order to get infected with bubonic plague, you need to “try very hard”, infectious disease doctor Nikolai Malyshev told RIA Novosti.
According to the expert, the risk of getting sick with bubonic plague in Russia is not so big . The foci of the disease were recorded mainly on the southern border.
Malyshev added that measures have been taken in Russia to ensure that the plague does not spread. This is the fight against rodents, surveillance of territories, veterinary supervision and the sanitary and epidemiological service on guard.
The doctor added that it makes no sense for an ordinary resident to carry out specific prevention to protect against infection. He also noted that masks in this case will not help. According to Malyshev, people working in such zones are being vaccinated.
Earlier, a case of bubonic plague was identified in the urban district of Yinchuan in northwest China. Symptoms were found in a 45-year-old man.
The Rospotrebnadzor subsequently announced that measures were being taken to prevent the importation of plague from China.
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Moscow State University psychologists have found that self-regulation and working memory have a strong influence on the level of learning motivation in children. The results of the study are presented in the journal Acta Psychologica.
The material says that children show individual differences in learning motivation even before they go to school. The experts noted that this suggests that the individual characteristics of the child and the home environment also affect motivation.
Psychologists have noted that from the age of three, children experience success more vividly than younger children .
Head of the Department of Psychology of Education and Pedagogy of the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University Alexander Veraksa noted that very little is known about the work of motivation and self-regulation in childhood. According to him, this is due to difficulties in distinguishing between them.
“For example, a child's persistence in completing a task can be considered both as an indicator of motivation and as a behavioral manifestation of self-regulation. It is here that the pedagogical dilemma is born about how to help a child who quits halfway through: to train self-regulation skills or to keep his interest in any way? – Veraksa added.
The materials also say that interest and pleasure in participating in activities increases with the amount of visual and verbal information that a child is able to retain in working memory. The ability to restrain impulsive reactions is related to how passionate children are about the educational process.
Earlier, educational psychologist Evgenia Pyatashova gave several recommendations to parents on preparing children for kindergarten. Read more in the material.
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An oil depot caught fire in the Budyonnovsky district of Donetsk after shelling There are no reports of casualties, the fire engulfed fuel tanks
A large fire broke out at an oil depot in the Budennovsky district of Donetsk after shelling by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, TASS and RIA Novosti correspondents report.
The fire is visible from several districts of the city, tanks with fuel and lubricants are burning, TASS reported. The Ministry of Emergency Situations and the People's Militia of the DPR are working on the spot. There is no information about the victims yet.
Telegram channel “Typical Donetsk” published dozens of videos from eyewitnesses who filmed the fire from different parts of the city. They noted that they heard noise and whistling when they watched the burning.
At 3:12 am, the DPR representative office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination reported on the shelling of the Budennovsky district of Donetsk in Telegram . It noted that the armed formations fired three 155-mm projectiles from the village of Krasnogorovka, Pokrovsky district, Donetsk region, at 2:20.
Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine came under incomplete control of the DPR and LPR in 2014 year. The Ukrainian authorities considered these territories temporarily occupied.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. One of its goals was access to the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, in which Russia recognized the independence of the republics.
Kyiv introduced martial law. Representatives of 141 out of 193 countries in the UN General Assembly condemned the actions of the Russian authorities, demanded a ceasefire and withdrawal of troops.
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An anti-aircraft gunner from the “O” group spoke about HIMARS missiles shot down in the Donbass from the Buk air defense system
The task of shooting down HIMARS multiple rocket launchers used by the Ukrainian army is difficult, said an anti-aircraft troops officer from grouping “O”, reports “RIA Novosti” (The agency calls this group of troops the Courageous.) However, the Buk M-3 air defense systems allow you to do this.
“The most difficult target we have worked on is HIMARS rockets. These projectiles fly at very high altitudes. We at least detect [them at an altitude] up to 22 thousand meters. The difficulty lies in the fact that the range is short, the time for making a decision is minimal, — said the anti-aircraft gunner. The effective dispersion area (EPR, a characteristic showing the radar visibility of the target) of HIMARS shells, according to him, is only 0.1, which further complicates the task.
At the same time, according to the officer, the Russian military cope with task “literally within ten seconds” with the help of the Buk M-3 anti-aircraft missile system. The anti-aircraft gunner also stated that his battery “has already shot down more than one HIMARS in the sky of Donbass.”
The Ukrainian military received HIMARS systems from the United States as military assistance to counter Russia at the end of June. Mark Milli, head of the US Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff Committee, said that the country received 12 out of 20 complexes.
On July 24, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, said that the United States could increase the supply of MLRS to 25–30 units and send them ammunition. The statement was made with reference to the words of Adam Smith, Chairman of the Committee on Armed Forces of the US House of Representatives.
In mid-July, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced four destroyed HIMARS. The day before, the department reported that the military destroyed a transshipment base with US-supplied ammunition for HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems in the Khmelnytsky region.
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U.S. politicians lose touch with reality when they call Russia a rogue state, the Russian embassy in the United States said. The comment was published on Telegram.
“Attempts to present our country as isolated are caused by the inflamed imagination of American figures who are increasingly losing touch with reality,”— said in the message.
The diplomatic mission called statements about the isolation of Russia “indiscriminate”; and noted that the Russian leadership is “actively involved in international affairs.”
Earlier, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that Russia has become a pariah in the international arena and its authorities understand the degree of isolation . He also pointed out that during the G20 Foreign Ministers Summit in mid-July, the ministers demonstrated a consensus on the need to condemn Russia for its actions in Ukraine and provoking a food crisis in the world.
In response to a journalist's remark about the visits of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to Africa, and President Vladimir Putin to Iran, Price said the US had little concern for the location of Russian representatives. According to him, more importantly, Russia heard from the G20 countries and the UN a signal about the losses that its leadership incurs due to hostilities in Ukraine.
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Department Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Volynkin allowed the termination of the issuance of Schengen visas to Russians The department does not exclude the possibility that the Russians will stop issuing Schengen visas. The ministry also noted the “degradation” of consular relations urged not to rule out “seemingly improbable scenarios” with Schengen” />
The Russian Foreign Ministry is monitoring the statements and actions of Europe regarding the issuance of Schengen visas to Russians and does not exclude the possibility of its termination, said Ivan, director of the consular department, in an interview with TASS Volynkin.
He pointed out that the ministry records “calls coming from Europe” that come from “odious politicians or public figures”; Russophobes". But besides the statements, there are also specific actions: for example, there was a “virtually complete suspension of the issuance of visas to Russian citizens in the consular offices of Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic and Estonia located in Russia,” the diplomat noted.
“In in the event of a radical degradation of consular ties with other countries— members of the Schengen Agreement, even seemingly improbable scenarios cannot be ruled out,— warned Volynkin.
After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, several countries at once issued a call to stop issuing visas to Russian citizens. Thus, the Belgian Minister for Refugees, Sammy Mahdi, said that the European Union should consider stopping the issuance of all types of visas to Russian citizens, since “at the moment, Russians are not welcome here.” Later, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki made a similar statement.
Some states immediately moved from calls to action: they suspended the issuance of visas to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and the Czech Republic. The latter decided to temporarily stop issuing residence permits, and in June Prague extended the restrictions until 2023. In July, the idea of suspending the issuance of visas was supported by the Finnish Parliament.
At the same time, after the removal of COVID travel restrictions from both Europe and Russia, Russians have an increased demand for visas to the EU. In mid-July, one and a half month queues arose at the visa centers for the issuance of entry documents. At the same time, experts interviewed by RBC noted that the demand was superimposed on the lack of employees of visa centers.
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The US administration is secretly trying to dissuade the Speaker of the House of Representatives from visiting Taiwan: the White House is concerned about China's likely plans to intercept her plane. Beijing said they were “seriously preparing” for this visit
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The US authorities are increasingly concerned about China's actions and statements regarding Taiwan, in recent days this situation has escalated due to the intention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to visit the island, the White House is secretly trying to dissuade her from the trip. This was reported by The New York Times, citing sources.
Pelosi's visit to Taiwan raises the risk of conflict, as an “important political meeting” will be held in the coming weeks with the participation of Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), unnamed US officials believe. The New York Times does not specify which meeting it is, but the 20th CCP Congress is scheduled for the second half of this year.
According to the newspaper, Pelosi will most likely fly to Taiwan on a US military plane, which is typical for such visits. A number of analysts believe that China could send a plane to escort the American aircraft and prevent it from landing, The New York Times points out. The move is worrisome and would be seen as a major escalation, according to U.S. officials interviewed by the newspaper, but is still considered unlikely.
According to Reuters, Pelosi intends to visit Taiwan this week, after her visit to Japan. The House Speaker herself declined to publicly comment on her plans, saying it was important to “show your support for Taiwan.” In the case of a visit to the island, Pelosi will be the first speaker of the US House of Congress to visit Taiwan in 25 years, since 1997.
US President Joe Biden noted that the military does not consider this initiative a good one. The White House is concerned about the possibility of China declaring a no-fly zone over Taiwan to disrupt Pelosi's visit, an unnamed US official told CNN. He added that Beijing could send fighter jets to the island, which would lead to a response from Taipei and Washington, but declined to specify what the US response would be.
Taiwan declared secession from China in 1949, during the civil war. Beijing does not recognize the independence of the island and considers it its province. The administrative status of the region has not been settled. Washington does not have diplomatic relations with the Taiwan authorities, but since 1979 a law has been in force according to which the United States can supply weapons to the region to protect it. At the same time, Washington declares that it adheres to the “one China” policy.
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The Chinese Foreign Ministry reported on “serious preparations” to the likely visit of Pelosi, reports Bloomberg. “The Chinese side has repeatedly expressed to the American side our serious concern about the possible visit of Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan and our strong opposition to this visit,” Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a July 25 briefing.
Chinese authorities privately issued a warning to the United States about the consequences of Pelosi's visit to the island, according to the Financial Times, containing much more serious threats than previously. The body of the letter allowed for a military response, two people familiar with the matter told the newspaper.
China has become “more aggressive” over the past few years; and to intercept US military aircraft more often, Beijing is also conducting unsafe air maneuvers near American allies, US military commander Mark Milley said at the end of July.
USA. In a number of cases, they were not made public. In particular, in June, an American Special Forces C-130 transport aircraft had “something like a skirmish”; with Chinese aircraft. However, the Pentagon has not officially acknowledged this incident, the TV channel notes.
“We believe that the question is not whether the Chinese authorities decided to use force to establish control over Taiwan, but how and when they will do it.” ;,— emphasized CIA Director William Burns.
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Tel Aviv has taken an incorrect position in relation to Russia's actions in Ukraine, an official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry believes. According to her, the position in support of the exclusively Kyiv regime “raised questions” in Moscow .jpg” alt=”The Foreign Ministry announced Israel's “unconstructive” position on Ukraine” />
Israel's anti-Russian position on the situation around Ukraine is not constructive and biased, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on the Soloviev channel Live».
“You said our relationship has become more complicated. No, they didn't get more complicated <…> It did not happen on its own, and certainly not with the involvement of our side. Unfortunately, in recent months we have heard absolutely non-constructive and, most importantly, biased rhetoric from Tel Aviv at the level of statements, — she said.
According to Zakharova, the country's leadership allowed itself “anti-Russian assessments” situations. “The position was framed exclusively in the pro-Ukrainian direction, and not in terms of the Ukrainian people, but in the direction of supporting only and exclusively the Kyiv regime, and it was absolutely in tune with this strange and wild voice of the West. It really raised questions, — said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After the start of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Israel condemned Moscow's actions, and then-Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called them “an attack and a serious violation of international order.” On July 1, he took over as head of the Israeli government, after the resignation of Naftali Bennett and the self-dissolution of parliament. At the same time, the country did not join the sanctions against Russia, although Lapid said that Israel refuses to be a “bypass road” to bypass.
Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar criticized the military operation in March. Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, he called on all religious figures to use their influence to “stop the madness” that is taking place on the territory of Ukraine.
Moscow calls the goal of the special operation to protect the population of Donbass from the actions of Kyiv. President Vladimir Putin has also said that Russia is seeking to “denazify” and “demilitarization” Ukraine.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested in mid-March that Jerusalem could be a potential venue for talks with Putin. He also offered then-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to mediate negotiations with Moscow, Israeli radio station REKA reported, citing sources in Israel and Ukraine. Bennett met with Putin in Moscow in early March and also called him and Zelensky.
In early July, the Israel Hayom (Israel Today) newspaper reported, citing a member of the Lapid delegation with which the new prime minister went to Paris, that Israel was no longer involved in resolving the conflict with Ukraine.
On July 21, the Russian Ministry of Justice asked to liquidate the representative office in the country of the Jewish agency Sokhnut, which is engaged in repatriation to Israel and assistance to repatriates. According to a Jerusalem Post source, the authorities suspected the organization of illegally collecting information about Russian citizens. According to the newspaper, «Dry» received a demand to cease activities amid growing tensions in relations between the two countries due to Israel's position in relation to the Russian special operation in Ukraine, its support for Kyiv and President Zelensky. Israeli Prime Minister warned that the closure of “Sohnut” will have a negative impact on the relationship between the two countries.
Later, the Jerusalem Post also reported that the agency secretly began to prepare for relocation to Israel, since the management of the “Sohnut” found it impossible to resolve the legal status in this situation.
The Kremlin said that the claims against “Dry” are in the legal field. “This is due to compliance with Russian law. For reasons, please contact the Ministry of Justice, which made this decision,»,— Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Lapid instructed the Foreign Ministry to develop policy measures in the event of the liquidation of the Jewish agency in Russia, Israel Hayom reported.
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The authorities explained the increase in the age limit for a children's book about exiled Germans The age limit for the children's story “The Wormwood Tree” was raised after an expert from the USPU found in it “an attempt to inspire disrespect for the [Soviet] authorities.” The publishing house intends to conduct an alternative examination children's book about exiled Germans” />
The authorities of the Sverdlovsk region recommended that schools and libraries raise the age limit for the story “The Wormwood Tree” Olga Kolpakova, since the examination found a “distortion of historical facts” in the work, Kommersant was told in the regional department of information policy.
Earlier, Kolpakova said that local libraries and schools received an unspoken order to remove her book from the collections. In the story «The Wormwood Tree» the writer revised the memoirs of her teacher, the Volga German Maria Fitz, whose family was deported to Siberia during World War II. The title of the book refers to a real story, how the exiled Germans celebrated Christmas by dressing up a bush of wormwood instead of a Christmas tree. Age limit of the story— 12+, since 2017 it has been included in the school extracurricular reading program.
“We are not talking about the seizure of the book, it remains in the funds. According to the results of the examination, which, in particular, found a distortion in the text of historical facts, only a recommendation was sent to educational and cultural institutions to increase the age limit of the work, — told the newspaper in the department of information policy of the Sverdlovsk region.
They explained that the examination was carried out by Ivan Popp, an employee of the Ural State Pedagogical University. He is an assistant professor of advertising and public relations. In 2015, he was awarded a diploma of the then Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky “For success in patriotic education.”
According to Popp, the author of the story “is trying in some way to justify the offensive of the Nazis.” He draws such a conclusion from the episode in which the Volga Germans argue whether they could “agree” with the army of the Third Reich, and the question “maybe Stalin and the Red Army did wrong that they ordered everyone to leave their homes and leave?” compared the heads of the USSR and fascist Germany. We are talking about the phrase: “Just like Hitler, Stalin had unlimited power.”
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“Juggling history, slandering the leaders and the history of our country is clearly not conducive to a positive educational process. An attempt to instill in the reader a disrespectful attitude towards the authorities, not only through Comrade Stalin, but also through local leaders, suggests the destructive influence of this “work”. on the minds of the younger generation»,— the expert's opinion says.
He also adds that the book does not contain “a single story with a positive opinion about the representatives of the Soviet elite.” In addition, Kolpakova, according to the expert, promotes emigration— and this refutes the main positions of “modern Russia on saving the people of Russia and developing human potential.” When asked who requested an examination of the work, the Ural State Pedagogical University did not answer the publication.
Kolpakova told the EAN agency that CompassGuide (the publishing house that publishes Wormwood Tree) decided to order an alternative examination of the work. “Since Ivan Popp’s expertise has damaged both my reputation and the publishing house, the book will be given to independent experts. It is planned to attract professors in the field of history, linguistics and philology, — she said.
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Medvedev is sure that the EU did not manage to “sit on three chairs”, the risk of a gas shortage caused “severe diarrhea” after the “yellow-Blakyt hysteria”. In his opinion, Europe intends to increase arms supplies to Ukraine, but “the cold will come soon”
Dmitry Medvedev in European countries of developed industry and the desire of Europeans to live in houses with heating, former Russian President, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev wrote on Telegram.
“The whole current policy of the Europeans in the Russian direction— disgusting cocktail of arrogant rudeness, teenage infantilism and primitive stupidity,— he thinks.
The states of Europe only later remembered the “unreal” the cost of gas, oil and coal from alternative suppliers, and therefore “realized” and realized the difficulty of “sitting on three chairs,” Medvedev continued. In his opinion, “it didn’t work out beautifully”, a number of industries in the European Union risk stopping work, this caused panic among Europeans.
through the frosty window to the fading industries. True, European wise men offer to treat diarrhea with a proven medicine: increasing the supply of weapons to the Kyiv regime and the war to a victorious end. Oh well. The cold will come soon…»— wrote Medvedev.
The day before, July 25, Gazprom announced the third reduction in gas supplies to Germany via Nord Stream this summer. The volume of gas supplies decreased initially from 167 million to 100 million cubic meters. m of gas per day, and then another third. From July 27, gas pumping will drop to 33 million cubic meters. m— 20% of the design capacity of the gas pipeline.
June declines in Gazprom explained by the lack of a turbine, which was being repaired in Canada. Its removal from there was hampered by the conditions of the sanctions imposed against Russia. The decrease in pumping in July will occur due to the decommissioning of another turbine due to “the end of the period between overhauls before overhaul (in accordance with the instructions of Rostekhnadzor and taking into account the technical condition of the engine)”.
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The German authorities and the management of Siemens Energy did not agree with the explanations of Gazprom, seeing political motives rather than technical conditions in the reasons for the reduction in supplies (Moscow rejected these accusations). German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck stressed at the end of July that there were no technical reasons that could force the Russian side to reduce supplies. At the same time, he noted that the decision of Gazprom was not unexpected, but caused irritation. “They didn't even have the guts to say, 'We're in an economic war,'” Khabek pointed out.
Official Berlin fears that Russia may completely stop gas supplies via Nord Stream, even a shortage of this fuel threatens to stop market processes in Germany, Habek warned. He clarified: “We are talking about people who will lose their jobs, and regions that will lose entire industrial complexes.”
The EU countries are discussing measures to save gas consumption. According to DPA, the corresponding plan of the European Commission was agreed upon on the night of July 26. It provides for a voluntary reduction in gas consumption by 15% within eight months— from August 1 to March 31, 2023.
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Europe has reached the limit on sanctions, the seventh package was an adjustment and clarification of earlier decisions, an unnamed diplomat said. According to him, individual countries want to increase sanctions, but the discussion will lead to disagreements jpg” alt=”Le Monde announced the exhaustion of the EU's sanctions against Russia” />
The last, seventh package of EU sanctions against Russia is mainly a correction of the already introduced restrictions and an increase in their effectiveness, European countries are close to exhaustion opportunities in the sanctions policy, writes Le Monde, citing a source in diplomatic circles.
“We've come to the end of what we could do,” — said the diplomat.
According to him, the countries— EU members do not intend to voluntarily deprive themselves of Russian gas supplies. Despite the fact that Poland and the Baltic countries are in favor of such a step, they do not want to bring it up for discussion, since then disagreements within the EU would become obvious, an unnamed interlocutor of the publication said.
We are talking about the sanctions package that the European Union adopted in the middle of last week— 21 July. It provided for a ban on “direct and indirect imports, purchases or transfers of gold, which is the most significant Russian export after energy resources”, the entry of Russian-flagged ships into sea locks (for example, in Rotterdam and Amsterdam), and also introduced restrictive measures against 48 people. Among them: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, actors Vladimir Mashkov and Sergei Bezrukov, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov.
After that, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the connection between the sanctions and the increase in prices for hydrocarbons and agro-industrial products. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova considered that “the consequences of the EU sanctions exercises” will be detrimental to a number of segments of the global economy and security.
The European Union, however, is confident in the effectiveness of sanctions, and this will become apparent in the medium and long term, said the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell. The European Commission emphasized that international sanctions undermine the Russian economy, and the country's default is only a “matter of time”.
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At the same time, both in Russia and in the West, statements have been made more than once about the reached limit of possibilities for sanctions against official Moscow. In particular, Borrell expressed this opinion in mid-March. He said: “With regard to financial sanctions, of course, you can always go further, but we have already reached the limits of what we can do. We did everything we could.”
In early June, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin announced that “the arsenal of means to curb the development of our country” had been exhausted. He claimed this after the adoption of the sixth package of sanctions against Russia by the European Union, in which the oil embargo was approved.
A drone that arrived from Ukrainian territory dropped an explosive device at a customs post in the Bryansk region, four were injured, the governor said. High level of terrorist threat extended in the region attack from the territory of Ukraine to the customs post” />
To the checkpoint "Troebortnoe" in the Sevsky district of the Bryansk region (bordering the Sumy region of Ukraine) on the morning of July 26, an attack was carried out “from the territory of Ukraine”, said the head of the region Alexander Bogomaz.
“An explosive device was dropped from a quadrocopter at the customs post. There are four injured as a result of the shelling,— the Bryansk governor wrote, adding that they were receiving medical assistance.
The authorities of the Belgorod region, together with the leadership of other Russian border regions, have repeatedly reported shelling from Ukraine. In connection with this, the penultimate, high level of terrorist threat was introduced on the territory of the Bryansk region; on July 22, its validity period was again extended by 15 days.
In mid-July, Bogomaz reported on the shelling of the village of Zernovo in the Suzemsky district. 29 shells were fired at the village, there were no casualties or deaths. Two days later, on July 19, the governor spoke about the shelling of the village of Novye Yurkovichi, there were no casualties. On the same day, the village of Lomakovka was shelled from the Ukrainian side.
In the Kremlin, when asked by an RBC correspondent whether Russia plans to respond to the shelling of settlements and the death of civilians, they answered: “First of all, this is still a situation that makes it necessary to take additional measures in the regions adjacent to Ukraine.”
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Russia launched a military special operation in Ukraine more than five months ago, on the night of February 24th. President Vladimir Putin justified his decision by the desire to “restore statehood” LNR and DNR, to protect the inhabitants of Donbass from “genocide” and carry out demilitarization and “denazification” a neighboring state.
Ukraine responded by imposing martial law, declaring a general mobilization and breaking off diplomatic relations with Russia. Representatives of 141 out of 193 countries in the UN General Assembly condemned the actions of the Russian authorities, demanded a ceasefire and withdrawal of troops.
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Since the end of February, relations between Moscow and Athens have ceased, there is no cooperation between the countries, the Russian diplomat said. Russia previously added Greece to the list of unfriendly states
The Scientific Council of the Security Council discussed the results of the June NATO summit in Madrid and concluded that the threats from the alliance are increasing
NATO's Madrid summit “once again demonstrated that the North Atlantic Alliance remains a mechanism for imposing US interests on the collective West” , according to a release following a meeting of the scientific council under the Russian Security Council. The council's experts concluded that NATO is stepping up its efforts to create “imminent military threats” Russia.
“Contrary to the statements of the NATO leadership, the activities of the alliance do not contribute to ensuring international stability and strengthening the security of its member states”, — the message says.
The meeting at the level of heads of state and government of NATO countries was held from 28 to 30 June in Madrid. The participants in the summit should have adopted a new strategic concept with the goals and fundamental tasks of NATO in the field of security, as well as the challenges and opportunities of the alliance. In it, Russia was not recognized as a partner of the organization, but as a threat. “As the world changes, so does NATO. And the world has become more dangerous. We will declare that Russia is no longer a partner, but a threat to our security, peace and stability. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albarez compared the significance of this summit with the Yalta Conference.
Following the summit, NATO countries agreed to increase the size of the alliance's rapid reaction force by almost eight times— up to 300 thousand people. In addition, Sweden and Finland were officially invited to join NATO.
The decisions of the NATO Madrid summit were recorded in a declaration. It states that the heads of state of the alliance met in Madrid at a time when “the war returned to the European continent”, so the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the unity and basic principles of the alliance, in particular, “the commitment to the Washington Treaty, including Article 5, remains ironclad.” (this article says that an attack on one of the members of the alliance is an attack on all).
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MLRS, which are in service with the armies of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and North Korea, could help the Russian military in the fight against HIMARS installations previously sent from the United States to Ukraine. Possible competitors to US-made multiple launch rocket systems are discussed in an article published in Military Watch magazine.
The authors of the material mentioned the Chinese PHL-16 and KN-25 MLRS, which is produced by North Korea. The declared range of fire of both installations exceeds those of the American MLRS – 500 and 400 km, respectively, and this allegedly will allow “to shoot” HIMARS, being on the territory of the Russian Federation and not crossing the Ukrainian border, the journalists of the publication shared their point of view.
According to one of the experts, Beijing is unlikely to agree to the sale of its systems because of the official position of neutrality, unlike Pyongyang, which openly supported the position of the Russian Federation in the United Nations. North Korean multiple launch rocket systems will be able to give reason for the American military command to be afraid of an increase in losses of equipment transferred to the Ukrainian side, the observer concluded.
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The Russian Ministry of Defense reports a missile attack on the Foreign Legion base, which is located near Konstantinovka in the DPR. As a result, more than 40 foreign mercenaries were killed. Most of them are citizens of Poland.
In addition, as noted by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov, aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed more than 70 nationalists in the DPR, as well as an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The day before , July 25, it was reported that high-precision sea-based weapons in the Khmelnytsky region managed to destroy a transshipment base with US-supplied ammunition for MLRS HIMARS. In addition, the RF Armed Forces, as part of a counter-battery fight, suppressed four platoons of Grad multiple launch rocket systems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the DPR.
Kirill and Kiriyenko after awarding the latter with the Order of Seraphim of Sarov, III degree, 2020 Photo: patriarchia.ru
Patriarch Kirill congratulated on his 60th on the anniversary of the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Sergei Kiriyenko, noting the success of that “over the years of creative work for the benefit of the Fatherland.”
In a congratulatory message published on the website of the Moscow Patriarchate, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said that he highly appreciates “good cooperation” AP and the patriarchy, for which Kiriyenko is grateful.
To the hero of the day, Kirill wished the Lord to send him “spiritual and bodily strength”, “good health” and “promote further responsible work.”
Also, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church announced that he had decided to honor Kiriyenko with the Order of Prince Alexander Nevsky (II degree).
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Vladimir Zelensky has replaced the commander of the special operations forces. Grigory Galagan's place was taken by Viktor Khorenko. In addition, he appointed the head of the main intelligence department, Kirill Budanov, to the post of head of the intelligence committee under the President of Ukraine. Meanwhile, an oil depot caught fire in Donetsk due to the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Sergei Lavrov said that Russia, within the framework of the grain deal, did not assume any obligations that prevented the continuation of the special operation. Read online of the previous day of the special operation here.
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10:46 The Polish authorities support the voluntary reduction of gas consumption as part of the European Commission's plan. This was announced by the Minister of Climate and Environment.
10:28 Deputy head of the Kherson Regional State Administration Kirill Stremousov said that the referendum in the region will be held despite intimidation from Kyiv.
10:26 Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that “the entire EU policy towards Russia is a disgusting cocktail of arrogant rudeness, teenage infantilism and primitive stupidity.” In his Telegram channel, he emphasized that “yellow-black hysteria provoked severe diarrhea from fear of freezing in their cold dwellings, looking out the frosty window at fading production.”
“True, to be treated for diarrhea are European smart people offer a proven cure: increasing the supply of weapons to the Kyiv regime and the war to a victorious end. Oh well. The cold will come soon…",” Medvedev said.
10:22 Donetsk Mayor Kulemzin said that the fire at the fuel depot in the Budyonnovsky district was eliminated. No one was injured.
9:58 First Deputy Minister of Information of the DPR Danil Bezsonov said that the territory of the republic would be completely freed from the presence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine until the end of August 2022. At the same time, the official explained that he was expressing only his personal conviction on this matter.
9:44 Maria Zakharova notes: Moscow regrets that Israel has taken an unconstructive and biased position on the situation in Ukraine in recent months.
9:30 The British newspaper Financial Times warns that Ukraine has practically spent its budgetary resources and may soon be on the brink of financial disaster.
9:22 According to the telegram channel Baza, a 74-year-old pensioner died in Moscow, who was injured as a result of the shelling of a village in the Bryansk region. We are talking about an attack that took place back in April 2022, when two helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine invaded Russian airspace. They made several blows, hitting residential buildings. As a result of the shelling, 7 people were injured.
9:14 State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that the dollar is increasingly losing its position in the world. According to him, the de-dollarization process has already been launched. There is no way to stop him.
9:06 In Donetsk, a fire was localized at an oil depot. The spread of fire to the private sector was prevented, as reported by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. The extinguishing continues.
German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck asked citizens to realize that the country has a difficult situation with gas supply. Meanwhile, the DPA agency reports that the European Union has agreed on a plan to reduce gas consumption by 15%.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that sea-based precision weapons in the Khmelnytsky region managed to destroy a transshipment base with US-supplied ammunition for MLRS HIMARS. In addition, the RF Armed Forces, as part of counter-battery combat, suppressed four platoons of Grad multiple launch rocket systems. APU in the DPR. And Russian aviation, missilemen and artillerymen destroyed four armories of the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with the S-300 air defense radar.
Israel may join Western sanctions if the representative office of the Jewish agency "Sohnut" in Russia is closed. This was stated by former Israeli Ambassador to Moscow Zvi Magen. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has already instructed the country's Foreign Ministry to prepare a series of “political measures” in relation to the Russian Federation.