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Orban announced the “liberation” of Hungary from the embargo on oil from Russia

Hungary will not be affected by restrictions on oil imports from Russia, Orban said, deliveries through the pipeline are temporarily allowed. The EU noted that this measure was a temporary compromise, countries should find other suppliers .jpg” alt=”Orban announced the “liberation” of Hungary from the embargo on oil from Russia” />

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The agreement by the EU countries of a partial embargo on Russian-produced oil will not affect Hungary, the head of the Hungarian government Viktor Orban said on Facebook (the owner of the Meta Platforms social network in Russia has been recognized as an extremist organization and banned).

“The deal was concluded. Hungary freed from oil embargo! <…> Hungarian families can sleep peacefully today,— Orban wrote.

According to L'Echo, Orban, during a meeting of European leaders, demanded guarantees that Hungary would be able to supply oil by sea “in the event of a pipeline failure.”

Approved by European leaders the measures assume that the sanctions will not affect the supply of crude oil through the pipeline. European Council President Charles Michel noted that this measure would be temporary, during this period the countries importing oil through the pipeline should find other fuel suppliers. According to the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, this exception will affect about 10% of oil supplied to the EU.

Earlier, Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo said that a ban only on offshore oil supplies threatens to create an imbalance for the European country, and Brussels will not be able to support a boycott that will affect only half of the EU, Brussels Times reported. After agreeing on the measures, he noted that Belgium was satisfied with the compromise.

Russian oil accounted for 27% of all EU imports, according to Eurostat data. European countries buy about 2.4 million barrels of Russian-made oil per day, according to the International Energy Agency, with 35% of this volume delivered to the EU via pipelines, CNN reports. As the TV channel points out, Hungary is 86% dependent on oil supplies through the pipeline, the Czech Republic— by 97%, Slovakia— 100%.

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The Pentagon saw a logical way out of the situation in Ukraine in the negotiations

The situation in Ukraine may become even more serious, in connection with this, the American authorities are making efforts to prevent the escalation of the conflict, it would be reasonable to resolve it through diplomacy, General Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with Fox News.


“There is always the possibility of escalation, we need to manage it and evaluate the chance of escalation <…> I think solving the situation through negotiations would be the logical choice, — the general said.

Milley pointed out that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is in dialogue with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, and he is talking with his colleague— Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov. He explained that the contact is maintained in order not to “allow this to grow into something more terrible.” Subscribe to RuTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our RuTube channel


The head of the Ministry of Health announced a decrease in the prevalence of smoking among Russians

Head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko said that the prevalence of smoking among adults in Russia has decreased in 2021, TASS reports.

“The prevalence of smoking in our country is declining. So, if in 2009 39.5% of adults smoked, then in 2020 the prevalence of smoking was 21.5%, and in 2021 it was 20.3%, — he said.

Murashko added that the number of smokers in the Russian Federation decreased by 6% over the year.

Recall that from January 28, 2021, in Russia banned the remote sale of nicotine-containing products and devices for its consumption.

The head of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports Dmitry Svishchev proposed a complete ban on electronic cigarettes in the country.

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Forecasters spoke about the weather in Moscow and the region on May 31

The press service of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia reported that on Tuesday, May 31, partly cloudy weather, intermittent rain is expected in Moscow.

According to the weather forecast, the air in the capital will warm up to +18…+20 degrees, at night the temperature will drop to +13…+15 degrees.

In the Moscow region during the day it is expected from +16 to +21 degrees, and at night it will get colder to +10…+15 degrees. A southerly wind is also expected at a speed of 5–10 m/s, gusts up to 15 m/s are possible.

Atmospheric pressure will be 751 mmHg.

Earlier wrote  about the long-range weather forecast for June 2022. In Moscow and the Moscow region, the average monthly temperature will be +16…+17 degrees. By the end of the first ten days, there will be short rains, and the air will warm up to a maximum of +21 degrees.

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Pushilin said that part of the courts from Mariupol will come under the control of the DPR

Ships that will come under the control of the DPR will be renamed, and the port of Mariupol will be used to deliver building materials and equipment for the restoration of the cities of the republic, Pushilin said

A ship in the port of Mariupol

Part of the ships in the port of Mariupol will go under the jurisdiction of the Donetsk People's Republic, it will have its own merchant fleet, said the head of the DNR, Denis Pushilin, TASS reports.

“Appropriate decisions have already been made on this. The flags that will be on them [on the ships] are also already clear, — said Pushilin.

According to him, the ships will be renamed, and the port of Mariupol will be used for the delivery of building materials and equipment for the restoration of the cities of the republic. Pushilin also answered in the affirmative to the question of whether the DPR would have its own merchant fleet.

As of May 26, six foreign ships remained in the port of Mariupol— “Princess” (Bulgaria), Azburg (Dominican Republic), “Smart” (Liberia), Blue Star (Panama), “Azov Concorde” (Turkey), “Lady Augusta” (Jamaica), the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The leadership of the countries of the ship-owning companies did not take measures to withdraw these vessels, “despite the conditions created by the Russian side for a safe exit from the Mariupol water area,” the department noted.

According to Pushilin , foreign ships still remain in the port of Mariupol, and their crews were sent home.

In early May, the Investigative Committee of Russia reported that the port of Mariupol was mined. By May 26, Russian forces had eliminated the danger, and merchant ships can now safely use the harbor, the Defense Ministry said.

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The first ship entered the port of Mariupol on May 28. Three days later, it left the harbor, accompanied by artillery and anti-sabotage boats of the Black Sea Fleet. As Pushilin reported, the ship took 2.5 thousand tons of metal to Rostov-on-Don.

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

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In Kyiv, they promised a “hysteria” in case the US refuses to supply MLRS

The United States is discussing the supply of multiple launch rocket systems. Alexei Arestovich said that the decision would be made in the near future. If Washington refuses, Ukraine will throw “an exemplary hysteria,” he warned jpg” alt=”Kyiv promised “hysteria” if the US refuses to supply MLRS” />

US multiple launch rocket system

Ukraine can arrange a “model-demonstrative tantrum” if the US refuses to supply multiple launch rocket systems fire (MLRS), said the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich on the air of the Feigin Live program.

Arestovich commented on Washington's statements that the United States would not supply Ukraine with long-range missiles for MLRS that could reach Russian territory. Last week, CNN, citing sources, reported that the administration of President Joe Biden is considering transferring multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine. Depending on the ammunition, the range of the systems varies & mdash; from 70 to hundreds of kilometers.

On May 30, Biden said that the United States would not supply Ukraine with shells capable of reaching Russia.

“There are high-precision long-range missiles of the ATACMS type, here they fly for 300 km almost and hit very accurately, there are ordinary cluster unguided missiles that fly for 70 km. This is an analogue of “Tornado” and “Hurricane”. We have enough head and 70 [km]»,— Arestovich explained.

He emphasized that in the framework of the latest delivery of American military aid, it was about missiles, and not about complexes for their launch. The decision on the supply of the latter will be made in the near future, he added.

When asked by the author of the program Mark Feigin, a former State Duma deputy and politician, whether it could happen that the United States would not supply the complexes, Arestovich said: “They won’t, then we’ll arrange an exemplary hysteria.”

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Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, in turn, expressed concern about Washington's intentions to supply Kyiv with MLRS. He called such a possibility “unprecedented pumping of Ukraine with weapons.” and stressed that this increases the risk of conflict escalation.

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Abramovich challenged the decision to impose sanctions against him in the EU court

Abramovich decided to challenge the restrictive measures imposed against him in court. Lawsuits against the Council of the EU were also filed by a number of other Russian businessmen who fell under sanctions, including Fridman, Aven and Mordashov

Roman Abramovich

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich (Forbes estimates his fortune at $8.6 billion) filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg against the Council of the EU, which imposed sanctions against him.

The lawsuit was registered in the court file on May 25th. RBC sent a request to the businessman's representative.

Abramovich came under EU sanctions in mid-March. Restrictive measures include asset freezes and entry bans.

Explaining its decision, the EU called Abramovich “a Russian oligarch with long and close ties to [Russian President] Vladimir Putin.” The EU also said that the businessman is a key shareholder of the metallurgical and mining company Evraz. and that the company— one of the largest taxpayers in Russia.

In addition to Abramovich, other Russian businessmen who fell under sanctions also filed lawsuits against the EU Council. Among them— shareholders of Alfa-Bank Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman. They consider the EU decision unreasonable and capable of causing unjustified damage to business. The decision of the EU was also challenged by the owner of Severstal. Alexey Mordashov and, as Bloomberg reported, the founder of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov.

The file of the court also contains claims of the state corporation “VEB.RF”, its head Igor Shuvalov, the former chairman of the board of directors of the Sinara group. Alexander Pumpyansky, ex-head of Uralchem Dmitry Mazepin, founder of Rusagro Vladimir Moshkovich, President of the Mercury Group of Companies Igor Kesaev, billionaire Andrey Melnichenko and the largest shareholder of Magnit Alexandra Vinokurova.

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Turkish Foreign Minister announces Lavrov’s visit in June

The visit will take place on June 8, at the meeting they will discuss the corridors for ships in the Black Sea and the transportation of grain, the Turkish minister said. The day before, Erdogan held telephone conversations with Putin

Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) and Sergey Lavrov (center)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will arrive in Turkey on June 8, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, Anadolu agency reports.

According to him, at the meeting, in particular, the opening of corridors for ships in the Black Sea and the transportation of wheat will be discussed.

He reiterated Turkey's readiness to help resolve the Ukrainian crisis and added that Ankara considers a meeting at the level of heads of state possible.

Earlier, on May 21, the newspaper of the Patriotic Party of Turkey Aydınlık, without indicating the source, reported that about 20 Turkish ships could not leave the port of Odessa in Ukraine, as the Ukrainian authorities prevented their exit. The latter want to prevent the storming of the city at their expense, the newspaper wrote.

According to him, there were 21 Turkish ships in the port, but only four of them sailed under the Turkish flag. The remaining 17 ships used the flag of another state, but belonged to Turkish citizens. The authorities forbade ships to leave the port, citing the presence of mines in the sea and other security measures. Difficulties with the exit of the ships arose, although Russia opened the corridor.

On May 21, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held telephone conversations with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The head of state agreed with him that Ankara would help find a way to unblock the grain that could not be taken out of Ukrainian ports. According to the US authorities, about 20 million tons of grain have accumulated in Ukraine, a representative of the UN World Food Program reported 25 million tons. At the same time, significant amounts of grain are on ships in blocked Black Sea ports. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in talks with his Turkish counterpart, replied that Moscow was ready to facilitate the export of grain from Ukraine.

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Then Erdogan called Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and promised him that Turkey would remain a mediator in the negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine. Ankara has repeatedly declared its readiness to facilitate the negotiations. On March 29, Russian and Ukrainian representatives met in Istanbul. Prior to this, Lavrov held talks in Turkey with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba with the participation of Cavusoglu.

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Scholz promised to create the largest army in Europe among NATO countries

Germany will soon have the largest army among European countries in NATO, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He also assured that Berlin is delivering heavy weapons to Kyiv

Germany will soon have the largest army among European countries— members of NATO, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in an interview with the Neue Berliner newspapers, as well as the Stuttgarter Zeitung and Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

“Germany will soon have the largest regular army in Europe within NATO”,— Scholz said, noting that this would greatly enhance the security of the FRG and its allies (quoted by Der Spiegel).

In addition, the German Chancellor said he did not understand the criticism of the German authorities, expressed both inside and outside the country, about the lack of military support for Ukraine. According to him, Berlin has handed over weapons to Kyiv and plans to supply even more. “These orders are being fulfilled,” — Scholz added, referring to the heavy weapons shipments that had been agreed.

According to the Global Firepower portal, which provides analytics on the military forces of 142 countries, at the beginning of February among European countries— NATO members— in terms of the number of military in active service, France was in the lead & mdash; 205 thousand people.

The head of the German government was “very surprised” criticism from Poland that Berlin did not keep its promise to transfer German tanks to the Polish army to replace the T-72s that were sent to Ukraine. “We are negotiating with all of our Eastern European partners and we want to take the negotiations with Poland as seriously as we do with the Czech Republic and Slovakia”, — he assured.

In addition, Scholz pointed out that all of Germany's allies knew “that the Bundeswehr did not have large stocks of ready-to-use vehicles left, which only need to be sent.” According to him, this is due to the fact that the German armed forces have been “structurally underfunded since 2010”, which limited the country's defense capability, but now the situation will change with the help of “special means”.

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On May 21, Spiegel wrote that relations between Germany and Poland had escalated due to protracted negotiations on military assistance to Ukraine: according to the publication, the countries' negotiations on an arms exchange “stuck” as Warsaw asked to replace its tanks delivered to Ukraine by the newest German Leopards, but Berlin has not yet done this.

Berlin has repeatedly blamed Kyiv for the lack of deliveries of heavy weapons. Thus, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk, said that they had the impression that Scholz did not want to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine.

In late April, the lower house of the German parliament supported a document calling on the government to supply heavy weapons to Ukraine. However, Scholz said that Berlin will not supply Western-made battle tanks to Kyiv until the United States and other allies do so.

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Pushilin announced the “lost” military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine found at Azovstal

According to Pushilin, three or four “lost” Ukrainian soldiers were found on the territory of Azovstal. They posed no threat, said the head of the DPR

Kyiv requested international guarantees for the export of grain from Ukraine

The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Dmitry Kuleba, believes that unilateral Russian guarantees are not enough to restore grain supplies from Ukraine. Kyiv does not object to UN involvement

The Ministry of Defense announced a van with the bodies of the dead found at Azovstal

The van with the bodies of the dead Ukrainian soldiers was mined, the Defense Ministry said. The department also added that in the near future they intend to transfer the bodies to representatives of Ukraine ” alt = “The Ministry of Defense reported that a van with the bodies of the dead was found at Azovstal” />

View of the Azovstal plant

Russian military during inspection of Azovstal underground facilities found a van with a broken cooling system, in which the bodies of 152 “dead militants” were stacked; and the Ukrainian military, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

The department recalled that the command of “Azov” (its symbolism is recognized as extremist in Russia and prohibited) before being taken prisoner, he asked the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to take the bodies of the dead so that their families could bury them. But no relevant requests were received from Kyiv, the Ministry of Defense said.


“Moreover, during the inspection of the van, Russian sappers found four mines placed under the bodies of the dead Ukrainian servicemen. The total mass of the explosive in them was sufficient to destroy all the remains of the bodies remaining in the van, — reported in the department.

The Ministry of Defense believes that the bodies were mined “on direct orders from Kyiv” in order to accuse Russia of “deliberately destroying the remains of the bodies and preventing their removal for transfer to relatives in order to save the political” reputation “; Kyiv regime and Zelensky personally. This became known based on the results of interrogations of the captured Azov fighters, the department said and added that Russia intends to transfer the found at Azovstal in the near future. bodies to representatives of Ukraine.

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

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At first, the forces of Russia and the DPR were going to storm the enterprise, but on April 21, President Vladimir Putin forbade storming and ordered to block the industrial zone.

After the plant was blocked, negotiations on the evacuation of civilians and the withdrawal of the military, including with the participation of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The evacuation took place in several stages: in early May, civilians were evacuated, a few days later the wounded were evacuated from the plant, then the military began to surrender.

On May 20, the Azovstal plant passed under the complete control of Russian forces. According to the Ministry of Defense, 2,439 fighters of the Azov regiment surrendered. and the Ukrainian military.

Ukraine considers the exit of the military a “rescue operation”; and hope for an exchange. Meanwhile, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, noted that those who had surrendered from Azovstal a tribunal inevitably awaits, and the speaker of the State Duma proposed to ban the exchange of “war criminals”.

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Putin wished the head of Udmurtia “success” in the upcoming elections

Alexander Brechalov, who has been in charge of Udmurtia since 2017, asked President Vladimir Putin to support his candidacy in the upcoming gubernatorial elections. The head of state in response wished him “success” and “all the best” ” alt=”Putin wished the head of Udmurtia “success” in the upcoming elections” />

Vladimir Putin (left) during a video meeting with Alexander Brechalov

President Vladimir Putin held a video meeting with the head of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov, according to the Kremlin website.

Brechalov presented the president with a short report on the state of affairs in the republic and, in conclusion, asked to support his candidacy in the upcoming gubernatorial elections.

“I am ready and want to work further. If you support, then I would like to continue working in the republic and put forward my candidacy in the upcoming elections of the head of the Udmurt Republic, — said the head of the region.

“I wish you success! All the best, — Putin answered this.

Brechalov also added that he would like to enlist the support of the president on four important issues for the region, the corresponding letters were sent to the head of state. The President replied that he had previously studied all the appeals and gave the necessary instructions to the government. He also thanked the head of Udmurtia for his work.

The election of the head of Udmurtia will be held on a single voting day, September 11.

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The current head of the region graduated from the Krasnodar Higher Military School. General Shtemenko, as well as the Moscow State Law Academy, worked as a lawyer in banking organizations. He was a member of the board of directors of Uniastrum Bank (in 2007–2014), vice president and then president of the OPORA Russia small and medium-sized business organization. (from 2008 to 2014) and co-chairman of the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF). From 2014 until the appointment of the acting head of Udmurtia, he was secretary of the Civic Chamber of Russia, was a member of the presidential anti-corruption council.

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The EU announced plans to become a “military force” because of the situation in Ukraine

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, believes that in the current situation it is not enough for the European Union to be a strong trading bloc; faith in the rule of law will not provide security

Josep Borrell

The situation in Ukraine has shown that the European Union needs to become a military force, since soft power is not enough for such cases. This was stated by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell upon arrival at the EU summit, dedicated to the consideration of a new package of sanctions against Russia, as well as the situation in Ukraine.

“What we've learned from the conflict in Ukraine is that it's not enough to trade, it's not enough to have the rule of law, it's not enough to be a strong civil power, we [the EU] also need to be a serious military force,” Borrell said.

According to the head of European diplomacy, on Tuesday, the second day of the summit, its participants are going to discuss defense and security issues.

“We will discuss defense, and how we can improve the defense and security of the member countries. Security will give the EU members additional confidence, — said Borrell.

The head of European diplomacy recalled that the European Defense Agency has been created in the European Union, which deals with foreign policy and security issues. The summit participants will appreciate his work. “We will try to see how it [the defense agency] functions and we will have to do something more. We will check the funding, study its effectiveness and assess the presence of duplicative functions,— Borrell said.

It is not the first time that the head of European diplomacy speaks of the need to increase the EU's defense capability and create its own armed forces in Europe. On March 23, he stated that the EU should strengthen the defense potential, which is depleted due to the provision of military assistance to Ukraine. According to Borrell, Europe “is in danger”; and she needs her military.

The fact that there are many gaps in the defense system of the EU countries was mentioned in the documents of the European Commission, which were published on May 13 by the Spanish newspaper Pais. Brussels believes that the situation around Ukraine has revealed problems with the defense capability of the Union countries. In particular, the documents said that the EU has a very weak air defense of cities and infrastructure, there is a shortage of weapons and insufficient capacities for their production. In addition, in the event of a military conflict, Europe faces problems with logistics, and the military does not have encrypted satellite communications with European coverage. Brussels also noted gaps in cybersecurity and a shortage of ammunition after deliveries to the Ukrainian army.

In March, after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, the EU took a number of steps to strengthen the defense capability. In particular, for the first time in history, the EU countries agreed on a common defense strategy, called the “Strategic Compass”. Then Borrell declared that she was adopted in order to “learn to speak the language of power”; and prepare for “present and future challenges.” Brussels also planned to sharply increase defense spending and increase independence in this area, primarily from the United States.

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Bulgaria will receive a delay on the embargo on Russian oil until 2025

In Russia, a moratorium was introduced on checks of currency legislation

The exception will be checks during which violations were previously detected with a statute of limitations before December 31, 2022

Mikhail Mishustin

In Russia, from June 1 to December 31, 2022, a moratorium will be introduced on checks by tax authorities of compliance with currency legislation, the corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

According to the resolution, an exception will be inspections during which violations were previously identified with a statute of limitations expiring until December 31, 2022. “Control measures in this case may continue in terms of the relevant offenses. In addition, the moratorium does not apply to violations related to the implementation of regulatory legal acts adopted after February 27, 2022 and establishing special economic measures in response to the sanctions of unfriendly states,— the government said.

The resolution also provides for the extension until December 1, 2022 of the deadline for the submission by resident citizens of reports for 2021 on the movement of funds on accounts in foreign banks and on transfers of funds abroad without opening a bank account. “This decision is due to the difficulties that people currently face in obtaining the necessary documents and information from financial institutions outside the country,” — clarified in the Cabinet.

Earlier, with the initiative to introduce a moratorium on the application of fines under Art. 15.25 of the Code of Administrative Offenses (violation of currency legislation and acts of currency regulation bodies) was issued by the Ministry of Finance until December 31, 2022, the Maysky Decree Telegram channel reported. The Ministry of Finance told the channel that they had submitted an appropriate amendment to the government for the second reading of the bill to reduce fines for such violations.

In turn, the deputy head of the FCS, Ruslan Davydov, opposed the initiative. “We cannot talk about the abolition of fines for violations of currency legislation, since there should always be responsibility for violations. If a participant in foreign economic activity (foreign economic activity. — RBC) violated through no fault of his own, but because his account was blocked, his property was seized, or other unlawful actions were taken against him— but there is such a risk, and it is big— we propose to deal with each specific case,»,— he declared.

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From February 24, on the first day of the special operation in Ukraine, the Bank of Russia began foreign exchange interventions, but was forced to abandon them on February 28 after the authorities of the United States, the European Union, Great Britain and Japan blocked its operations with foreign exchange reserves.

Against this background, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank introduced a norm for exporting companies to sell foreign currency on the domestic market. The Central Bank also banned brokers from selling securities on behalf of foreign clients— both individuals and legal entities. Their investments in Russian stocks and bonds are actually frozen.

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Medvedev said that sanctions are based on hatred of Russia and Russians

Dmitry Medvedev

The purpose of the authors of anti-Russian sanctions is not the leadership of the country or business, they are directed specifically against the people of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Security Council of Russia, wrote on Telegram.

&laquo ;They hate us all! At the heart of these decisions is hatred for Russia— to the Russians, to all its inhabitants,»,— he said.

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The UN reported more than 4 thousand victims of the conflict in Ukraine

According to the UN, as of May 30, 4,074 civilians have died in the three months since the start of the military conflict in Ukraine

Since the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine on February 24, 4,074 civilians and 4,826 citizens have died wounded, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is the updated data as of May 30th. 262 children were among the dead.

2,307 civilians were killed and 2,730 wounded in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. According to the UN, 136 people died and 569 were injured in the regions controlled by the DPR and LPR.

2,171 and 2,161 people, respectively, were killed and injured on the territory of the regions previously controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.

In other regions of Ukraine, 1,767 people died and 2,096 were injured.

«Most of the known civilian casualties occurred as a result of the use of explosive weapons with a large area of ​​effect, including shelling from heavy artillery and multiple rocket launchers , missile and air strikes,— the message says.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner believes that the real losses among the civilian population are higher, since it is difficult to count in those areas where fighting continues. Some data not included in the report is still awaiting confirmation.

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The data provided by the UN does not include losses among military personnel. On April 16, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the country's military losses during the special operation ranged from 2.5 thousand to 3 thousand people, another 10 thousand were injured. The Russian Ministry of Defense estimated the irretrievable losses of the Ukrainian side on the same date at 23,367 people.

The Russian Ministry of Defense last reported on losses among the military on March 25. According to the data published at the time, 1,351 Russian servicemen were killed and 3,825 wounded during the hostilities in Ukraine.

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

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EU leaders agree on a partial ban on oil imports from Russia and the disconnection of Sberbank from SWIFT

According to the analyst, the EU's attempts to abandon Russia's energy resources harm the world market.

The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that the EU had reached an agreement on a partial ban on oil imports from Russia.

This decision was made as part of the sixth package of sanctions.

On his Twitter, he noted that such a decision sets restrictions on more than 2/3 of the imported oil of the Russian Federation.

As a result, this leads to a reduction “a huge source of financing”.

In the course of press conference, Charles Michel noted that the ban does not cover the supply of oil through pipelines.

In turn, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Twitter welcomed this decision and noted that thanks to the oil embargo, supplies to the EU would be reduced by 90% by the end of the year.

She noted that the EU countries “ agreed to end dependence on Russian gas, oil and coal as soon as possible”.

Against this backdrop, Vanda Insights analyst Vandana Hari noted in an article for the Nikkei Asian Review that the EU's attempts to leave from Russian energy resources and replace them with alternative supplies lead to painful disruptions in the world market and provoke inflation.

He explained that the desire of the European Union to reduce purchases of Russian gas will lead to global competition for LNG. This could go on for years until new capacity comes online.

“And therein lies the misconception that Western leaders and commentators seem to have succumbed to as they urge Asian countries to flee from Russia”, – he said, adding that one cannot refuse hydrocarbons supplied under long-term contracts from Russia, like a product in a supermarket.

It is also reported that the EU countries have reached an agreement to disconnect Sberbank from SWIFT.

Charles Michel noted that the package of sanctions includes “de-Swifting of the largest Russian bank – Sberbank”.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that tankers with oil from Russia are drifting into the sea.

This situation has developed due to the lack of demand for Russian hydrocarbons.

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Russian investigators began examining the positions of militants at Azovstal

A group of investigators of the ICR began to inspect the positions of Ukrainian militants hiding on the territory of the Azovstal plant. in Mariupol. RIA Novosti writes about this.

It is reported that in the course of investigative actions more than five rooms were examined, in which personnel and officers were hiding. It became known that the alleged headquarters of the Ukrainian nationalists was in one of the plant's bomb shelters. In addition, employees of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation conducted an inspection of the production and administrative premises of the plant.

According to the publication, the investigators found foreign weapons and ammunition, food supplies and equipment. Unknown chemicals were also found. In the basements of the plant, employees of the RF Investigative Committee discovered  places of destruction of uniforms, arms and ammunition of nationalists.

Recall that on May 20, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the release of Azovstal» from Ukrainian security forces and nationalists. About 2.5 thousand people surrendered, including militants of the Azov regiment*.

*An organization banned in Russia.

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In the LPR, two people became victims of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Two people died in the Lugansk People's Republic as a result of shelling by the armed forces of Ukraine, TASS reports.

As specified by the LPR office at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Cessation Regime fire, from the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine three attacks were recorded on the settlements of Stakhanov, Pervomaisk and Popasnaya. The fire was carried out from the MLRS "Hurricane" and mortars of 120 mm caliber.

It is reported that in the city of Stakhanov two were killed, 24 persons were injured, of which eight children. In addition, as a result of shelling from the  A school and a hospital were damaged by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The day before, two pregnant women were killed as a result of shelling by the Armed Forces of the city of Stakhanov in the LPR. Kyiv security officials fired three rockets from the Uragan MLRS at the settlement.

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The Ministry of Defense received a batch of reconnaissance vehicles BRM-1K

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has received a batch of modernized BRM-1K commander combat reconnaissance vehicles with firepower similar to BMPs. This was reported by “Uralvagonzavod”, which delivered combat vehicles. within the framework of the state contract, he completed the overhaul with the modernization of command combat reconnaissance vehicles BRM-1K,” the concern noted. It is reported that the armored vehicles passed all types of running and fire tests under the control of military representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The engine of the armored vehicles, communications equipment and on-board electronics were replaced on the new armored vehicles. In addition, the basic fighting compartment of the vehicle was replaced by a unified fighting compartment of the BTR-82A. Also, the combat vehicle is equipped with navigation equipment, reconnaissance equipment and surveillance devices.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense showed footage of the combat work of 120-mm mortar crews during a special military operation in Ukraine. As reported, a powerful 120-mm ammunition allows you to destroy enemy firing positions and destroy strongholds at a distance of more than 7 thousand meters.

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Bombed van with bodies of militants found at Azovstal

Russian servicemen discovered on the territory of the Azovstal plant a mined van with 152 bodies of dead Ukrainian nationalists. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

According to the Russian department, 4 mines were installed under the bodies of the dead militants, which would be enough to destroy all the remains. 

During interrogation of captured nationalists, it turned out that the bodies of the dead were mined on direct orders from Kyiv. After the detonation, the Ukrainian authorities planned to accuse Russia of intentionally destroying the remains. Such a provocation was supposed to save the political “reputation” Kyiv authorities.

The Russian department noted that the bodies of Ukrainian militants will be handed over to representatives of Ukraine in the near future. 

Earlier it was reported that investigators found at the site of the alleged headquarters Ukrainian militants at Azovstal foreign weapons and ammunition, food supplies and equipment. In addition, places of destruction of uniforms, weapons and ammunition of nationalists were found in the basement of the plant.

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More than 50 residents of Kherson and Zaporozhye applied for Russian passports

More than 50 residents of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions applied for accelerated acquisition of Russian citizenship in a day, said Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.

He recalled that last week the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the simplified admission to Russian citizenship of residents of the Zaporizhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine. 

«When I was in these regions and talked with the residents, many spoke of such a need. The procedure has already started working, and only yesterday the first 50 people applied for Russian passports, — Khusnullin wrote in his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

In the summer of 2019, Russia simplified the acquisition of citizenship for residents of the DPR, LPR, as well as for all Ukrainians living in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. On May 25, Putin signed a similar decree concerning the residents of the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine. and Russian rubles. The Ukrainian hryvnia will continue to circulate until the end of the year. The administrations of both regions declared their desire to become part of Russia.

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Lost hours. The climate is causing people to sleep less and less

Global climate change is fraught not only with extreme weather events, to which we seem to have become accustomed. As scientists have recently found out, an increase in ambient temperature affects the duration of our sleep, reducing its quality. And this problem will only get worse — we have to sleep less and less. 

Women and people over 65 suffer 

The study was conducted by the Danes. Specialists from the Copenhagen and Danish Technical Universities analyzed the information base containing more than 7 million records of night sleep of 47,000 adults from 68 countries. The data was anonymous, they were collected from special bracelets for tracking sleep: the gadget recorded when a person fell asleep and when he woke up. At the same time, the subjects led a normal life.

In parallel, scientists analyzed information about the local weather and climate. After the data was compared, curious things turned out. It turned out that during hot nights, when the temperature outside the window rises above 30 ° C, people on average sleep 14 minutes less than on other days. For a year, as a result, 44 hours of lost sleep accumulate. 

The authors of the study found that unusually warm nights shorten the amount of time the body needs to rest, primarily by falling asleep later. The problem is observed in all countries, regardless of their climate. However, there are nuances. It is especially noticeable in countries with a low standard of living or with a hotter climate, as well as among women and people over 65 years of age. The low standard of living, scientists suggest, is reflected in the provision of the population with air conditioners. Women, on average, have more subcutaneous fat than men, and it slows down the cooling process. As for the elderly, there is nothing strange here: in principle, they sleep less, and the thermoregulation of the body works worse with age. 

In addition, scientists were surprised to learn that the inhabitants of tropical countries, contrary to the widespread opinion, are not adapted to the night heat better than others.  

The optimal range for — from 15 to 22 °C

Lack of and poor quality sleep is fraught with a number of problems. This is fatigue the next day, and a high risk of heart disease, dementia, depression, obesity and cancer. In humans, cognitive functions and productivity decrease, the stability of the immune system is disturbed. As a result of all these troubles, life expectancy is reduced. Regular and quality sleep, on the contrary, supports physical and mental health, increasing our lifespan.

But will it still be. Sleep problems, the Danish scientists promise, will worsen as the warming continues, and nothing foretells its stop. By 2099, the increase in global temperature will lead to the fact that each person will lose 50-58 hours of sleep annually. Even with a warming of 1°C (which is a very optimistic scenario), the most vulnerable populations will suffer even more: for example, women will lose a quarter more sleep than men.

Although everyone's habits are different, there are generally accepted recommendations for optimal air temperature for sleep. She, the researchers pay attention, ranges from & nbsp; 15 to & nbsp; 22 °C. If the temperature is outside this range, your sleep will be shallow, you will wake up more often and end up not getting enough sleep. At the same time, high temperatures affect our condition more than low ones.

“Depending on the time of year, demographics, and different climates, higher air temperatures are constantly disrupting sleep. And the amount of sleep deprivation gradually increases as the temperature rises, — says Kelton Minor of the University of Copenhagen, one of the authors of the study.

“High temperatures can increase arousal and shorten the deep slow-wave sleep phase, during which the body recovers, — scientists write in an article published in the journal One Earth. — Lack of sleep impairs judgment and increases the risk of injury while driving and operating machinery. Chronic sleep deprivation increases the risk of many health problems.

Because sleep loss due to climate change will be felt unevenly around the world, further research should focus on vulnerable populations living in warmer and poorer regions of the world. Now scientists intend to continue working with specialists in sleep and climatology. This will help them clarify the identified differences.

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Two Russian soldiers sentenced to 11.5 years in prison in Ukraine

The captured Russian servicemen Alexander Bobykin and Alexander Ivanov were sentenced to 11.5 years in prison in Ukraine. The corresponding verdict was issued by a court in the Poltava region.

It is known that Bobykin and Ivanov are accused of violating the laws and customs of war. Both servicemen pleaded guilty. The prosecution from the Ukrainian side requested 12 years in prison.

It is reported that the Russians were accused of shelling civilian infrastructure in the village Dergachi in the Kharkiv region. A local school  school    """"""""   destroyed   &rpar;   A serviceman is accused of killing a 62-year-old civilian in the Sumy region. The defense plans to appeal the verdict.  

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that Russia would look for options to protect the defendant. He also added that Moscow has practically no opportunities for this, since there are no foreign missions in Ukraine.

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Zakharova responded to Borrell’s words about sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the words of EU diplomat Josep Borrell that Patriarch Kirill should be blacklisted by the European Union. She recommended that he pray that the patriarch would not include the EU in the response list, according to Zakharova's Telegram channel. no one has submitted for a long time. She also said that the Leaning Tower of Pisa should become a symbol of EU diplomacy, as it is non-functional, but popular. According to Zakharova, the slogan should be the phrase “Glory to the fall – glory in the fall.”

Earlier it was reported that the cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church declared its full independence. He also expressed disagreement with the position of Patriarch Kirill on the situation in Ukraine and called on the states to continue negotiations.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, in turn, said that the separation of Orthodox people in Russia and Ukraine is out of the question. At the same time, he noted that the ROC treats the decision of the UOC with understanding.

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How do scammers deceive schoolchildren by selling fake USE answers?

In Russia, during the delivery of the Unified State Exam and the Unified State Examination, scammers have stepped up who offer to buy graduates fake answers to exam questions. Izvestia writes about this. According to the sources of the publication, the platform for posting such “content” became Telegram. In the messenger, according to the calculations of the Tinkoff Center for Ecosystem Security, about 30 large fraudulent channels selling fake exam questions and answers have already been identified. More than 1.5 million people have already subscribed to them.

How does the scheme of scammers selling fake USE answers work?

As the journalists of the publication found out, the attackers first throw examples of supposedly correct answers from last year's exams into the chat, then give positive feedback from those who bought the “services”. Moreover, among the buyers allegedly are those who successfully passed the first exams this year in geography, literature and chemistry, which took place on May 26. 

On May 30, according to the publication, the group even shared demo versions of fresh answers , and it was proposed to pay for full options. According to the same scheme, scammers promise to work with other exams. 

“Part of the examination materials will be published on the general channel for free, as additional guarantees of our competence on the subject of the exam. You can purchase all full KIMs and answers for your region through our bot», — quoting Izvestia administrator of one of the channels.

After receipt of payment for the “goods” scammers either stop communicating or send the victim forms with fake or last year's answers. Also, the administrator of the group blocks the student so that he cannot leave genuine reviews under the posts and conduct any activity. 

According to the publication, Tinkoff Bank has already begun to receive complaints from customers who were victims of scammers and trying to return money. The press service of the credit institution explained that two appeals had already been recorded from the deceived, who transferred a payment in the amount of 800 rubles to the attackers, but did not receive the service. 

How much do scammers sell fake USE answers for?

The average check of examination “answers” varies from one to two thousand rubles, the analyst of the center for monitoring and responding to incidents of the Jet Infosystems company explained to the publication. Maria Volgina.

However, according to the analysis of Izvestia, there are more serious prices. Some Telegram channels offer to pass the exam on a turnkey basis, which, accordingly, costs ten times more. “The service 100% guarantees the highest result (up to 98 points). Everything you need — it's just to come to the exam “for show”. You have to pretend that you are working hard and writing something there. After the end of the exam, when you turn in your work, your forms will be replaced with others, entering the necessary answers into them, — quoting an ad from one of the Izvestia publications. 

This version of the transaction costs 26 thousand rubles, the reporters of the publication found out. After paying for the “turnkey service” scammers cut off contact with the buyer and disappear forever, the newspaper writes. 

Can Telegram channels sell real questions and answers to the exam and the exam?

According to Volgina, this is out of the question. Data with correct answers to the questions of the OGE and the USE are in a secure information environment, which is almost impossible to access, the expert explained.

Moreover, as the publication notes, during the existence of the Unified State Examination in Russia, there has never been a leak of examination materials. And this means, Izvestia writes, that students will receive either a fake or a dummy. Experts estimate the volume of the market for such fraud at tens of millions of rubles.

Is it possible to return money after buying fake USE answers?

According to the sources of the newspaper, it is unlikely that it will be possible to return money if it is sent to scammers. 

For such acts, fraudsters face up to 10 years in prison (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud”). However, according to lawyer and managing partner of AVG Legal Alexey Gavrishev, as a rule, the perpetrators of such schemes are located abroad. The chances of solving crimes are negligible, the lawyer explained.

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What is known about the new personal data leak from food delivery services?

In the Yandex.Food delivery service; denied information about the leakage of personal data of couriers into the Network. The Delivery Club stated that they would check the information about getting into the public domain information about the couriers. RBC writes about it.

What kind of leaks are we talking about?

May 30 Telegram channel “Information Leaks” reported that the personal data of the couriers of the Yandex.Food delivery services got into the Network; and Delivery Club. According to him, the data file about Yandex.Food couriers includes 700,022 lines with last names, first names, patronymics, passwords and phone numbers of employees, including 585,298 unique numbers. 

The file with data of Delivery Club couriers posted in open access contains 521,500 lines with last names, first names, patronymics, as well as 131,695 unique email addresses and 132,742 unique phone numbers.

What did the delivery services say? 

In Yandex.Food stated that the information of the Telegram channel provides data on a leak that occurred earlier. On March 1, the company confirmed that the data of orders and customers of the service got into the Network. In Yandex.Food assured that they had taken security measures to prevent such incidents and no new leaks were recorded. 

“Intruders will not be able to access the courier accounts, the password hashes from the leak refer to a deactivated application that has not been used for a long time,” — added in the company.

A representative of the Delivery Club told RBC that the company's security service is checking the relevance of the leaked data and their belonging to the couriers.

On May 20, Delivery Club reported that the company had revealed a leak of information about user orders. According to the delivery service, the attackers did not gain access to customer banking data. The company said it will conduct an additional audit of internal systems and is already working on improving their protection.


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Monument to legendary illegal intelligence agent Vartanyan unveiled in Moscow

A monument to the legendary illegal intelligence officer, Hero of the Soviet Union Gevork Vartanyan, was unveiled in Moscow. This was reported by RIA Novosti.

A monument was erected on the territory of school No. 2070, which bears the name of Gevork Vartanyan and is located near the headquarters of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.

The author of the monument was the sculptor  Alexander Golovachev. He portrayed the legendary scout in his famous pose from many photographs – with hands clasped behind his back and with a “thin smile of an intellectual on his strong-willed face.”

Gevorg Vartanyan, together with his wife Gohar, worked abroad for a long time under the guise of citizens of a particular country. Vartanyan, being a hereditary intelligence officer, conducted dozens of successful operations.

Gevorg Vartanyan was one of the participants in the operation to prevent the assassination attempt on Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in Tehran in 1943.  It was he who became the prototype of the hero of the film “Tehran-43”. In 1984, Gevork Vartanyan was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. He died at the age of 88 in January 2012.

Recall, earlier it became known that a bust of the Hero of Russia Vladimir Zhoga, who died in the Donbass, was opened in Donetsk.

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