Security consultations with Belarus begin in Moscow

Representatives of the Security Councils, ministries and other departments of the two countries are participating in the consultations. A meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Council of Russia and Belarus is also scheduled for Wednesday

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Russian-Belarusian security consultations are held in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports. with reference to the message of the press service of the apparatus of the Security Council of Russia.

The talks are attended by Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev and Deputy State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Alexander Neverovsky, as well as representatives of ministries and departments of both countries.

On September 19, the meeting was announced by Minsk. “Such events are held annually, they cover the widest possible agenda in the field of security and are aimed at comprehensively strengthening the strategic partnership between Belarus and Russia,” — reported in the State Secretariat of the Belarusian Security Council.

On Wednesday, the meeting of the heads of the Security Councils of the two countries, Alexander Volfovich and Nikolai Patrushev, will also take place. The last time they met was in August. Then Volfovich and Patrushev discussed ensuring security “in the context of the aggressive policy of NATO and the hybrid war unleashed by the West against Russia and Belarus.” They exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and announced the threat to European and global nuclear security from “deliberate provocations”; Kyiv in relation to nuclear facilities.

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Where did the mushrooms near Moscow disappear?

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 37. With all the consequences. What flows from the tap 09/14/2022

After each trip to the forest for mushrooms, the baskets are half empty. Why was the year lean?

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— Guilty hot and dry summers with extremely high temperatures and little rain, — explains Chief Researcher of All-Russian Research Institute of Vegetable Growing — branch of the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution of the Federal Scientific and Practical Center for Education, Dr. s.-x. Sciences Natalia Devochkina. — The formation of the rudiments of the fruiting bodies of mushrooms occurs only when the soil is moist, and the air temperature is not  above +15°C.

It is interesting that scientists have proven that mycelium mushrooms have the ability to collect information about  state of the environment. This means that they will not bear fruit in an unfavorable year, endangering their lives, exhausting themselves to the limit. This summer, the mycelium had to survive in austerity mode, minimally consume precious moisture reserves, so the harvest turned out to be poor.

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The work of the Morgenstern restaurant in Moscow was suspended

In the Tverskoy Court of the capital of the Russian Federation, LLC Kaif, co-founded by rapper Alisher Morgenstern*, was found guilty of violating sanitary and epidemiological standards, TASS reports.

The work of Morgenstern's restaurant Kaif i Tochka suspended for 90 days.

In July, the Moscow Prosecutor's Office conducted inspections in the singer's restaurants. There was no second exit for evacuation in his establishments, and fire alarm sensors were sealed. This was the reason for the suspension of the establishment.

Earlier, the Supreme Court of Tatarstan upheld the decision of the Naberezhnye Chelny City Court against Morgenstern, who received a fine of 100 thousand rubles for promoting drugs in videos.

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Russia and Uzbekistan will share funds from the sale of Karimova’s apartments in Moscow

Funds from six confiscated Moscow apartments of the daughter of the former Uzbek president Gulnara Karimova will be divided in equal shares between Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation, writes RIA Novosti.

Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic Muzraf Ikramov specified that Karimova's six apartments located in Moscow were confiscated. The funds received, according to the decision of the Moscow court, will be equally divided between Uzbekistan and Russia.

Recall that in August 2015, Karimova was found guilty of extortion and tax evasion, and in December 2017 she was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In 2020, the court increased Gulnara Karimova's sentence to 13 years and 4 months in a new criminal case. It became known that Karimova, as part of a criminal community, committed a crime related to extortion, embezzlement of budget funds and money laundering in foreign countries.

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Court in Moscow confiscated six apartments of the daughter of the ex-president of Uzbekistan

The Moscow court confiscated six apartments of the daughter of the ex-president of Uzbekistan Gulnara Karimova. In addition, the assets of Gulnara Karimova for $ 336 million were arrested by a court in Switzerland. Bern agreed with Tashkent to return $131 million to Uzbekistan, they are also negotiating the return of another $205 million png 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

Court in Moscow annulled the license of Novaya rasskaz-gazeta

The Basmanny Court of Moscow annulled the license of Novaya Rasskaz-gazeta Novaya Gazeta journalists launched the NO magazine in Russia after the suspension of the publication of the main publication. The day before, the court also revoked the registration of the newspaper itself

The Basmanny Court invalidated the registration of the New Story-newspaper, created by the journalists of Novaya Gazeta, the press service of the court told RBC.

“The Basmanny District Court of Moscow issued a decision that invalidated the registration of the mass media of the magazine“ New story-gazeta ”,— reported in court.

The day before, the court issued a similar decision in relation to Novaya Gazeta, which had been published since 1993. The editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov said that the court's decision — “insignificant, ordered, political.” According to him, it has no legal basis.

March 28 “Novaya Gazeta” suspended the release after receiving two warnings from Roskomnadzor due to the lack of marking of an NPO-foreign agent in the materials. The publication reported that it was stopping the release “until the end of the” special operation on the territory of Ukraine “. Part of the employees of Novaya Gazeta left for Europe, where she created the Novaya Gazeta. Europe”, at the end of April, her website was blocked.

About the launch of the “New story-newspaper” publication announced on 15 July. “We stay in Russia, where our audience is, and open a new magazine. Briefly, it is called «BUT», but in full— «New story-newspaper»,— reporters said at the time. The publication’s website was also launched, which a week later the Prosecutor General’s Office demanded to block “for discrediting”. What exactly it consisted of, the department did not explain

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The G7 countries decided to introduce a price ceiling for Russian oil. Moscow reacted

The prospects for the decision were assessed by the deputy head of the Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev.

Ministries of Finance of – G7 members, namely Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Japan and the USA, decided to impose restrictions on the prices of Russian gas supplied to Europe and other countries.

According to Sky News, citing a statement released by the UK government, the finance ministers called for a coalition to emerge to support price caps on the Russian product.

The G7 document says that such a political intention is supported by all participants and it is enclosed in ” comprehensive ban” for sea transportation services of crude oil and oil products “of Russian origin” around the world.

The condition for allowing such services is purchase at a price “below the ceiling determined by the coalition of countries” that accept and implement this “ceiling”.

Based on the verdict of the G7 countries, the purpose of the measure is to reduce Russian revenues and the ability of the Russian Federation to “finance its aggressive war.”

As for the scheme for establishing the “ceiling”, but the initial limit will be formed on the basis of a number of technical data and agreed upon by the entire coalition .

The second measure of the G7 was a call to oil-producing countries to increase production, thereby reducing market volatility.

It is known that the measures are expected to be introduced as early as February 5, 2023. And on September 1, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak said that the Russian Federation refuses to supply oil to the participants in the establishment of the “ceiling” prices.

Deputy Head of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, in his TG channel, assessed the prospects for Russian gas supplies to the European Union, if the EU decides to introduce restrictive measures, “ceiling” on fuel prices.

The politician believes that in this case, Russian gas will simply disappear from the EU. According to him, “aunt von der how is Leyen” said that the time has come to introduce measures on pipeline Russian gas.

“It will be like with oil. There will simply be no Russian gas in Europe”, – said the deputy head of the Security Council.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that “Gazprom” played on the demands of Siemens and signed the “verdict” to Europe.

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Night of remembrance. EP held a rally in the Moscow metro about the heroism of women during the war years

“United Russia” and Russian Land Foundation held an action in the Moscow metro about the feat of women in the years of the Great Patriotic War. On the night of 3 September, the day of the end of the Second World War, the audience was shown a literary and musical production of “The Blue Handkerchief”.

Women's view of wartime events

The play “Blue Handkerchief” — this is a feminine look at wartime events. He talks about how very young girls served in intelligence, the navy, marines, in tank troops. It was created by the participants of the International Program for the Preservation of Historical Memory about the contribution of women to the Great Victory and strengthening of peace — with the name of the same name, which is implemented by the charitable foundation «Russian Land».

“Last night, in honor of the women participating in the Great Patriotic War, the “Night of Remembrance” action was held in the Moscow metro. During the war years, thousands of women fought alongside men on the  —— were snipers, tankers, signalmen, were also nurses, helped the wounded soldiers, forged the Victory in the rear at the machines, took care of the elderly and children. So fragile, but so strong — they are an example for us today, — said deputy secretary of the General Council of United Russia, coordinator of the party committee for supporting women's initiatives Daria Lantratova.

She noted that the women of Donbass, like the women in the years of the Great Patriotic War, show an unbending character, support their men on the front line, establish a peaceful life where the enemy has retreated.

A night performance at Mayakovskaya»station

Songs to verses by Robert Rozhdestvensky, Bulat Okudzhava, Margarita Agashinaand  other poets. They were performed by theater and film actresses, graduates of theater universities named after M.S. Shchepkina and B.V. Shchukin, students of the acting department of the Moscow Humanitarian University —  accompanied by the Academic Choir of the Moscow Metro.

The director of the production «Night of Memory» actress of the Moscow Theater on Taganka, member of the Union of Theater Workers, Union of Writers of Russia Polina Nechitailo performed. The idea to create such a performance belongs to producer, head of the fund and "Blue Handkerchief" program, actress, municipal deputy from "United Russia" from Moscow to Anna Danilova.

The station «Mayakovskaya» — it is historically connected with the fate of women who lived during the war years. “Mayakovskaya” served as a bomb shelter. Thousands of women and children were housed here during the air raid. Once, in a day, 50 thousand people found shelter here. Here new life was born  During the air raids, this station, like some others, was converted into a first-aid post. In total, over 250 children born in the children in in the Moscow Metro during the war years.

At invitation of the Women's Committee of United Russia” to action "Night of Remembrance" for the first time, participants from LPR — actress of theater and film Yuliya Pisarenkoand  13-year-old Valeriya Gradovaya, who came to Moscow with mum. Girls support servicemen from Russia and Donbass. Valeria gives concerts for them in hospitals, military units and even on the front lines. As part of the action, she performed the song of the rock group "Kino" — «Cuckoo».

The action was held with the support of the Department of Transport and development of the road infrastructure of Moscow.

Committee «United Russia» in support of women's initiatives, actively participates in the humanitarian mission of the party in Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics — helps in creating a system of medical rehabilitation for adults and children with severe illnesses. Psychological support centers are also opening, committee members organize educational programs, assist in & nbsp; employment and & nbsp; solving other urgent issues.

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Motor rally in support of Serbia held in Moscow

A car rally in support of the Republic of Serbia was held in the capital of Russia, RIA Novosti reports.

Car enthusiasts with Russian and Serbian flags drove from Kaluga highway through the center of Moscow in the direction of Krasnogorsk, where the rally will end at the monument to George the Victorious.

According to the organizers, the event is dedicated to the friendship of the fraternal countries.

In March, a similar action was held in the Serbian capital, about 100 cars participated in it.

Earlier it was reported that more than 300 cars took part in the patriotic rally dedicated to the Russian Flag Day.

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Russian Islands in the Gulf of Finland. What is the secret of these “slots of land”?

August 22-24, a memorial action was held on the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland Gogland and Big Tyuters, which completed the tenth anniversary, tenth season of field work of the integrated expedition of the Russian Geographical Society.

It must be said that the idea of the scale of the work of this expedition for an unprepared person naturally causes temporary confusion — this effect is usually described by the folk expression “eyes run wide.”

In really — the leitmotif of the memorial events, which were collectively called “Voices of the Lost Ships” there was a perpetuation of the memory of the crews of these very ships — Since 2013, more than 12 thousand deaths have been identified in the Gulf of Finland. dead sailors and submariners. Over these years, the team of the Reconnaissance and Diving Club Konstantin Bogdanovaand  of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy found and recorded 15 transport vessels — participants of the Tallinn breakthrough in 1941 and 18 submarines. And last year, the largest ships of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet were found, which died on August 24, 1942 — patrol ship “Storm” and the base minesweeper  Fugas”, blown up by German mines during the raid operation on Bolshoy Tyuters Island and killing the lives of 104 red sailors.

On August 23, search submariners dived to & nbsp; the sunken ships "Burya" and  Land mine», installing on commemorative plaques with lists of crew names. On the next day, August 24th, exactly 80 years since the  and Fugas, in the very place where their crews rest under the sea waves, from the training ship of the Baltic Fleet"Perekop" lowered wreaths and flowers into the water. The dead sailors were given military honors — fireworks took place. On board the “Perekop” relatives of the dead heroes were present, who until that moment did not know how and where the life of their ancestors ended. On the same        a memorial concert — for the first time in 80 years bells sounded, raised from ships that died during the war. The concert ended with a performance by Alexander F. Sklyar «Va-Bank».

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What is “more important”?

And at the same time, even directly during the course of the memorial concert, the attention of all those present was repeatedly drawn to the fact that the works of search submariners relating to the Great Patriotic War — important, but not the only purpose of the expedition. That over the past ten seasons, botanists, ornithologists, geologists, geographers, geophysicists and archaeologists came to the outer islands and conducted field research, that surveys were carried out not only in fields, but and in archives, where waiting for discoveries, sometimes comparable to those made on the islands.

The human consciousness is arranged in such a way that when “eyes run wide”, it begins to frantically search for something “important”. For the simple reason that without this “main” it is extremely difficult to imagine the big picture — it slips away, breaks up into  bright, impressive, but still separate episodes, loosely connected. became the words of coordinator of the complex expedition of the Russian Geographical Society to the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland Ekaterina Khutorskaya: “For some reason, many people think that the concept of “a window to Europe” refers to & nbsp; St. Petersburg. In fact, this “window” are just the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland, without the mastery of which over any port of the Eastern Baltic, the threat of direct invasion continued to hang. Peter the Great himself understood this very well. His goal in the & nbsp; Northern War of 1700 & ndash; 1721 & nbsp; it was not so much the return to Russia of her  legitimate possessions on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea as these islands. Yes, yes, these “small patches of land”, without which neither further advancement, nor the stability of Russia in the Baltic were simply impossible. And, therefore, Russia, as a truly great European power, could not take place».

This is where the insight happened. It turns out that the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland became a kind of “assembly point” for the Russian Empire. This  brought me to  understand the "main". And at the same time explained why the initiator of the massive “scientific attack” it was the geographical society that made these islands.

Geography, especially the geography of the native country, is sometimes treated as a subject that, of course, must be studied, but apply special forces, maybe  ;not worth it. After all, everyone already knows for sure that, say, the Volga flows into the Caspian Sea. This phrase has become ironic — say, is it necessary to explain the obvious things for the hundredth time.

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Steps to greatness

Need. Because until you realize the true, so to speak, “complex” the meaning of this phrase, you will not understand how Russia turned into the Russian Kingdom. The fact is that this transformation took place only at the moment when Russia received Astrakhan — the very place where the Volga flows into the Caspian Sea. Ownership of the main river, the main transport artery of Eastern Europe from source to mouth became the very foundation on which an unprecedented continental empire grew up, stepping into Siberia in 20 years, and reaching the shores of the Pacific Ocean in 60 years.

Approximately the same step in the ascent to greatness was for Russia the acquisition of the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland by Petrov I during the Northern War. Or rather, not acquisition, but return. It is known that, for example, Sweden's claims to ownership of these islands refer to the Orekhov Peace of 1323 , when the Swedes clung to them with a stranglehold, and Prince Yuri of Moscowrelatively easily gave them away. In  justifying the prince, we note that he, being a purely land person, poorly understood all the benefits of owning the outer islands.

However, the employees of the complex expedition of the Russian Geographical Society noticed that the Swedes did not come to an empty place. Having carefully studied the written sources of the 14th century, they drew attention to the  report of lost merchants who went by sea to  Retusaari (Kronstadt), and got to the island of Seskar, where they "engaged in trade with local Russian residents". Judging by everything, these were representatives of the Finnish Izhora tribe, whose ancestors by that time had already accepted Novgorod citizenship and the Russian language by that time for four hundred years. Which, by the way, is indirectly confirmed by archaeological finds — on the same Gogland, a sacrificial stone with shallow indentations on surface —  — the same artifacts are characteristic of the early medieval population of the Karelian Isthmus…

But what happened, happened. Historically, the Swedes, once clinging to some territory, gave it with great reluctance and lots of blood. The same fate was in store for the outer islands. And after after Russia, having returned them to itself according to the results of the Treaty of Nystadt in 1721 , promptly broke into the club of the "Great Powers" and officially proclaimed itself an empire, the true role of these “small patches of land” became clear to everyone.

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New return

Seven peace treaties and twelve (!) major wars are connected with the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland, which decided the fate of Russia and Europe, and sometimes the whole world. Sometimes they themselves could become a “fuse” conflict — it is known that Carl Gustav Mannerheim, having familiarized himself in the autumn of 1939 with the next proposal of the USSR, which included these territories, with which the young Soviet Russia was forced to leave in 1920, flared up: “Better war than to give the islands to the Russians!” ;

And there was a war called “Finnish” or “Winter”. And then, just a year later — war again, already the Great Patriotic War. And the islands remained Russian. But their true role in that war was then not to pushed — no. It's just that the events are formidable and large-scale — Battle of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk Bulge — naturally came to the fore. The islands that once made Russia a great European power and empire have been left out of the spotlight.

Actually, all the work of the Complex Expedition of the Russian Geographical Society on the outer islands of the Gulf of Finland is aimed to return them once again. To return the non to composition of Russia, since this was done back in 1945 year. No — bring them into our everyday life. In our mass consciousness.

The fact that  the initiative of the Russian Geographical Society was paid attention to and supported by such structures as the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, that the islands were finally recognized as a national reserve — already many. However, in mathematics there is such a concept — “necessary and sufficient.” So. What has already been done in the course of the work of the Complex Expedition of the Russian Geographical Society — necessary. But is clearly not enough. New research is needed. new expeditions. New results. And most importantly — holding on to these “little patches of land” in the spotlight. And  ideally, make sure that the phrase "Outer Islands become Russia window Europe" have become for us such a banality as “Volga flows into” the Caspian Sea. Preferably — from kindergarten.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Moscow court fined Novaya Gazeta 350,000 rubles

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

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

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

RBC asked the editors of Novaya Gazeta for a comment.

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

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

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

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

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

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Forecaster warned of heavy rains and thunderstorms in Moscow on Sunday

In Moscow on Sunday, intense showers, thunderstorms, hail in places are expected, and the air will warm up to +30 degrees. This was told by the leading specialist of the weather center “Phobos” Evgeny Tishkovets in a conversation with RIA Novosti.

According to him, at about 18:00 Moscow time, a cold atmospheric front is expected to pass in the capital, which will be accompanied by intense showers, thunderstorms, hail with a diameter of up to 1- 3 cm and a sharp increase in wind.

The wind will be south-westerly with a transition to the north 5-10 m/s, during thunderstorms gusts can reach 18-23 m/s.

Also, the forecaster noted that the storm front has already crossed Tver and gradually covers the north-western regions of the Moscow region. Tishkovets recommends being extremely careful between 15 and 21 hours. 

From today, the air temperature in Moscow will return to normal, he concluded.

Earlier, Tishkovets said that the summer in August turned on the “temperature afterburner”. In his opinion, the heat in the Central part of Russia will intensify.

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Schroeder said after meeting with Putin that Moscow wants negotiations

Ex-Chancellor Schroeder, after meeting with Putin, announced Russia's desire for negotiations on Ukraine Germany had previously made a “wise decision” in 2008 not allowing Ukraine to join NATO, Schroeder said. He is sure that “it will not work without negotiations” to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, and it would be absurd for Kyiv to retake 320w” media=”(max-width: 320px)” >

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During his visit to Russia, German ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder met with President Vladimir Putin. He spoke about this in an interview with n-tv.

The start of a special operation by Russia in Ukraine was the “mistake of the Russian government”, mutual concessions are needed to resolve the conflict, and the Kremlin would like to find a way out of the situation through negotiations, says Schroeder .

He recalled that Russia and Ukraine were negotiating in March, and the agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain was the first diplomatic success between the parties, it can be developed. “Perhaps you can gradually expand it until a cease-fire,” he suggested.— It was a big mistake to denigrate possible concessions to Ukraine as a peace dictated by Russia in advance.

Schroeder said that Crimea is a Russian region with the exception of the Tatar minority, and therefore he considers the thesis about the possibility of Ukraine to return the peninsula by military means absurd. The situation that arose after the decision of Nikita Khrushchev to transfer the Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR can be resolved “with the passage of time”, Schroeder believes: “Maybe not in 99 years, like in Hong Kong, but in the next generation.”

” “It won't work without negotiations”, — emphasized the former head of the German government.

According to the ex-Chancellor of Germany, the situation with Donbass is more complicated. Schroeder explained that the Minsk agreements indicated that the region would remain part of Ukraine, but that the representatives of the Russian minority were to be guaranteed more rights. “But the Ukrainians even abolished bilingualism in the Donbass. To do this, it will be necessary to find a solution according to the model of the Swiss canton, — he believes.

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Schroeder believed that Angela Merkel, who held the post of German Chancellor in 2008, and the President of the Republic, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, made the right decision in 2008 not to allow Ukraine to join NATO. He noted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also recognizes the existence of an alternative in this matter— “Ukraine's armed neutrality without NATO membership, like Austria.”

Distancing from Putin will not do any good, the German ex-chancellor is sure. “I made decisions and I stick to them, and I made it clear that maybe I could be useful again. So why should I apologize? he asked.

The ex-chancellor also called for the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. in order to avoid an energy crisis this coming winter. According to him, a different development of the situation threatens to “collide with the consequences,” reports Bloomberg. During the conversation, Schroeder said that he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow.

Schroeder's visit to Moscow at the end of July was reported by n-tv, in an interview with a TV channel correspondent in the Russian capital, he said that he had come on vacation for a few days. The journalist pointed out to the politician that he was located near the headquarters of the oil company Rosneft, to which he replied: “Really? Oh yes, that's right, you're right. At the same time, Schroeder's wife noted that he was not on vacation, but was negotiating on energy issues. The ex-chancellor intends to meet with Putin to discuss the situation in Ukraine as part of a mediation effort to end hostilities, unnamed sources told Politico.

On July 27, the Kremlin announced that Putin had not met with Schroeder, official Berlin called the politician's trip to Moscow his personal affair.

Schröder headed the German government from 1998 to 2005. In Germany, he was criticized more than once for his ties with Russia. In early March, Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged Schröder to step down from all positions in Russian state-owned companies, he at that time headed the board of directors of Rosneft, and was also chairman of the shareholders' committee of Nord Stream 2 AG. In May, he resigned from the board of directors of Rosneft, and later turned down an offer to join the board of directors of Gazprom.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted that a number of Western partners of Kyiv began to experience “itching”; on the issue of negotiations with Russia due to the approach of winter. “We continue to very calmly explain to them why their hope for a constructive Russian position is not true,” — said Minister Dmitry Kuleba. He called first to “change the situation at the front,” since the course of negotiations depends on this.

The head of the Ukrainian delegation, David Arakhamia, also admitted that the dialogue could resume after Kyiv achieves a strong negotiating position. It depends on the supply of Western weapons, he noted.

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The Foreign Ministry announced the frozen US and EU dialogue with Moscow on anti-terror

Russian Foreign Ministry: The US and the EU have frozen the dialogue with Moscow on combating terrorism According to the director of the Foreign Ministry department Vladimir Tarabrin, cooperation between Russia, the EU and the US in the field of counterterrorism is actually frozen. He pointed out that today “we need such a dialogue no more than Westerners” type=”image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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The United States and EU countries, under far-fetched pretexts, froze the dialogue with Moscow on the fight against terrorism, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Department for New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Tarabrin.

“Cooperation between Russia and the United States in the field of anti-terror is now virtually frozen,”— he said.

Tarabrine recalled that Washington “under false pretenses” unilaterally decided to suspend the profile meetings within the framework of the dialogue under the auspices of the foreign ministries of Russia and the United States, which were held in 2018-2019 in Vienna. “A similar situation has developed with the European Union through its fault,” — he added.

“For our part, we proceed from the fact that we need such a dialogue no more than Westerners, and if someone is not ready for it due to their own phobias and distorted ideas about its equal basis , then this is no longer our problem,»— underlined Tarabrin.

After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, Western countries have already introduced several packages of sanctions against Moscow, and the US Senate also called on the State Department to include Russia in the list of countries— sponsors of terrorism. Now the list of sponsors of terrorism in the United States includes four countries— Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria.

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

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July 28, the Senate passed a resolution with an appeal to the head of the US State Department, Anthony Blinken, to include Russia in the list of such states. The document mentions military operations in Ukraine, as well as the “brute force” that Russia used “against civilians during the Second Chechen War”; and Moscow's support for “separatists in acts of brutality against Ukrainian civilians in the Donbass” and some other reasons.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that Moscow would not leave such an “idiotic” measure unanswered. In the Kremlin “very negatively” assessed the potential consequences of such a move, noting, however, that it would be difficult to spoil relations between the United States and Russia even more.

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CNN learned about Moscow’s request to include Krasikov, convicted in Germany, in exchange

CNN: Russia asked the United States for the exchange of life-sentenced in Germany Vadim Krasikov According to the channel, in the United States, the satisfaction of such a request was considered problematic, since Vadim Krasikov is serving a life sentence in Germany. Nevertheless, Washington clarified with Berlin whether they are considering such a possibility

The Russian side asked to include in the prisoner exchange with the United States former FSB officer Vadim Krasikov, who was sentenced in Berlin to life imprisonment for the murder of Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, CNN reports citing sources.

According to them, the request was transmitted through unofficial channels of the FSB. Sources noted that for this reason and because Krasikov is serving a sentence in Germany, the United States considers it difficult to fulfill the request.

An interlocutor of the TV channel in the German government said that American officials nevertheless sent a request to Berlin to find out if Germany was ready to consider such a possibility. A United States administration official described the request as a “status check”; Krasikov. A source in Berlin said that the German authorities did not seriously consider the exchange of the Russian, and this discussion did not reach high-ranking officials.

According to several sources CNN, even if the extradition of Krasikov fails, Russia will most likely ask for two prisoners in exchange for the Americans Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner.

Khangoshvili was killed in Berlin in the summer of 2019. According to investigators, Krasikov rode up to him on a bicycle and shot him three times with a pistol. A Georgian citizen died on the spot, and a Russian was detained.

Krasikov was sentenced in Germany in December last year. The court agreed with the prosecutor's office, according to which it was not just about the murder of a Georgian citizen, but about the fulfillment of the “state order to kill on German soil.” Moscow has repeatedly denied involvement in Khangoshvili's murder. President Vladimir Putin called him a “separatist” who took part in the hostilities and one of the organizers of the terrorist attack in the Moscow metro.

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What will the weather be like at the weekend in Moscow?

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The weekend is expected to cool by 8-10 degrees compared to the previous hot temperature background. This reported by scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Roman Vilfand. According to him, already on Thursday, July 28, in the afternoon the temperature will decrease due to precipitation. 

“Today, significant rain is predicted in the afternoon in different parts of Moscow. There will be a front section. Thunderstorms and strong winds are expected. It will rain at night, », — the meteorologist explained. 

On Friday, after the passage of the frontal section, the air masses will be saturated, “the pressure will rise a little,” the specialist added. For this reason, on July 29, after 12:00 noon, partly cloudy weather and precipitation are expected. The temperature will drop to 22-24 degrees Celsius. 

What temperature is expected for the weekend in Moscow? 

At the weekend, according to Vilfand's forecast, the temperature will stay in the range of plus 22-24 degrees during the day, at night « plus 15-16 degrees. There is a noticeable cooling compared to the temperature background that was previously — by about 8-10 degrees, but the condensation is such that precipitation is not predicted, the interlocutor clarified 

«This is not the temperature regime that we are used to, but degrees can hardly be called a cold snap for temperate latitudes. Last week the temperature was above the norm by 5 degrees. Now for the weekend — two degrees below normal. It will be chilly in the morning,” — said Vilfand. 

What will the weather be like in early August? 

From August 1, according to the forecaster, the temperature will again gradually rise — every day by 1-2 degrees. By Tuesday, August 2, and by Wednesday, August 3, the temperature background will already be 25-26 degrees. “Summer is not over!” — concluded the meteorologist.

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Case filed against journalist Ovsyannikova detained in Moscow region – media

Former Channel One editor Marina Ovsyannikova, who was detained in the Moscow region, was prosecuted for speaking at the Basmanny Court of Moscow, the Readovka Telegram channel reports.

According to Ovsyannikova’s lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov, she is charged with the article “Public actions aimed at discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”.

It is reported that at present the journalist has been taken to the Krasnoselsky police department in Moscow.

On the eve it became known about the detention of a journalist. Earlier, her lawyer suggested that this was due to a one-man picket.

In March, Marina Ovsyannikova broke into the live broadcast of the Vremya program. She took with her a poster calling for an end to the special military operation in Ukraine. Later, she went to work for the German publication Die Welt.

The court imposed a fine of 30,000 rubles on the woman for calling for participation in unauthorized protests. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Ovsyannikova's act hooliganism.

Earlier, the journalist returned to Russia. Details – in the material It was also reported that Ovsyannikova, an ex-employee of Channel One, was sued over a loan.

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Light rain and up to 24 degrees of heat are expected in Moscow on Saturday

The weather with variable cloudiness will be established in Moscow and the Moscow region on Saturday, July 16, according to the website of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation.

According to weather forecasts, during the day the air temperature in Moscow will be from 22 to 24 degrees of heat. On Sunday night, the thermometers can drop to 11 degrees.

In the Moscow region, it is expected to reach plus 25 degrees during the day. It can drop to 8 degrees at night in the region.

Slight intermittent rain is expected in some places. The wind is southwestern and western at a speed of up to eight meters per second.

Atmospheric pressure will be 746 millimeters of mercury.

Earlier, the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand spoke about the introduction of new climatic norms in the territory Russia.

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Up to 29 degrees Celsius expected in Moscow on Sunday

Cloudy weather with clearings is predicted in the Russian capital on Sunday, July 10, according to the official website of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation.

«Cloudy with clearings. Intermittent rain, heavy in places. In some areas, thunderstorms, hail,” the message says.

Daytime air temperature in the city will be from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.

Southeast wind at a speed of five to ten meters per second. During a thunderstorm, its gusts can reach 17 meters per second.

Atmospheric pressure is  744 millimeters of mercury.

On Monday night, cloudy weather with clearings is also predicted in the capital. Light rain, moderate in places. The air temperature will be from 17 to 19 degrees Celsius.

Eastern wind at a speed of five to ten meters per second. Atmospheric pressure – 744 millimeters of mercury.

Earlier it was reported that Moscow was hit with hail and thunderstorms. In the capital, a third of the monthly rainfall fell within an hour. It also became known that from July 1, the Russian Federation switched to new climatic norms. 

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Vladimir Efimov: more than 250 students trained at Technopolis “Moscow”

During the first half of the year, Technopolis "Moscow" hosted more than 250 student trainees from leading specialized universities of the capital.

Practice for a student — a necessary thing, you can’t take the future profession only by theory. And any internship — it's a rush forward.

According to Deputy Mayor of Moscow for economic policy and property and land relations Vladimir Efimovа, the interest of future specialists in industrial enterprises of the city is growing year by year. In 2021  240 students have completed an internship in              already more than 250. These young people represent both specialized technical specialties and the humanities, for example, management and public relations in an innovative environment.

This year Technopolis "Moscow" accepted for an internship students of Moscow State University. Lomonosov, MAI, Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow State Technical University. Bauman. Students honed their newly acquired skills in the spaces of enterprises: Mikron, Biforcom Tech, Amedart, PK-137; (Biocad), “Sputnik Technopolis” («R-Pharm») and research and production center «ELVIS».

“Most of the time, — comments head of the Moscow department of investment and industrial policy Vladislav Ovchinsky, — the guys get jobs at microelectronics enterprises. There are currently 32 such companies operating in the special economic zone. Since the beginning of the year, more than 100 students have completed internships there. The positions of engineers, technologists, developers and  programmers are most in demand.

Technopolis "Moscow" monitors candidates for an internship in advance. Special project «TechnoWork» collects applications from potential interns, and then connects applicants with responsible recruiters in the technology community of the capital.

"As practice shows — clarifies CEO of Technopolis “Moscow” Gennady Degtev, — students come to the  special economic zone first for study tours in companies, and then they are already included in internship programs. All these processes are coordinated by the “TechnoWork” project. At present, 55 enterprises and more than 20 higher education institutions of the capital have joined it. And from the beginning of this year, we began cooperation with five more educational institutions».

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Photos and videos of a “beautiful thunderstorm” in Moscow are circulating on social networks

On the night of July 10, a thunderstorm hit Moscow, which many residents of the capital filmed and filmed, according to the Telegram channel.

On the footage of eyewitnesses – large lightning that lines the entire sky, thunder is heard in the video.

The Russian Hydrometeorological Center predicts cloudy weather with clearings on July 10 in Moscow. According to weather forecasters, it will also rain in the capital, and a thunderstorm is expected in some regions. During a thunderstorm, wind gusts can reach 17 meters per second.

The air in the capital will warm up to 27-29 degrees Celsius, atmospheric pressure is expected at 744 millimeters of mercury.  

On Monday night in Moscow cloudy weather with clearings is predicted. There will probably be light rain, moderate in places. The air temperature will be from 17 to 19 degrees Celsius.

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The Pope expressed his desire to visit Moscow and Kyiv after Canada

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Pope Francis told Reuters in an interview that after his trip to Canada he would like “as soon as possible” visit Moscow and Kyiv.

“After I return from Canada, I may be able to go to Ukraine. The first thing to do is — is to go to Russia to try to help somehow, but I would like to visit both capitals, — he said.

Francis spoke of contacts between Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding his possible trip to Moscow.

The pontiff also denied reports that he would resign in the near future. “Not at the moment, really. But there will come a time when I realize that I can no longer do it,— he said.

Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine. Its goals, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” countries.

Even before the start of the military operation, the Pope was trying to help resolve the conflict. So, at the end of 2021, in a Christmas speech, he called on the parties to start a dialogue, and in January he asked to pray for peace due to tensions in Ukraine. Later, the pontiff called on the international community to stop the fighting in Ukraine and stop the violence.

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In mid-March, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko invited the Pope to visit the Ukrainian capital. On April 2, the pontiff announced that he was considering such a possibility. Two days later, he said in an interview with Corriere della Sera that he was planning a trip to Kyiv, but he was not sure if it would be possible.

At the end of April, Cardinal Parolin announced that Francis still wanted to make a trip to Ukraine, but in the current situation, such a visit would not make sense.

In early May, the Pope in an interview with Corriere della Sera said that in March the Vatican sent the Russian President a proposal to hold a meeting in Moscow, but by May had not received a response.

The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, noted that such initiatives were sent through the diplomatic services and that so far there were no agreements on a meeting between Putin and the Pope.


The Pope also said that he hopes to meet with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in September in Kazakhstan during the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. They were supposed to meet back in June in Jerusalem, but the Vatican postponed the meeting because it “at that time could lead to great confusion.”

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Pope Francis announced his desire to visit Moscow and Kyiv

Pope Francis announced that he would like to visit the capitals of Russia and Ukraine. He plans to come to these cities after a trip to Canada, scheduled from July 24 to 30, Reuters reports.

Pope Francis told the agency that he would first like to visit Moscow to try to help. According to the pontiff, he exchanged messages with the authorities about this. Then he would like to visit Kyiv.

It was previously reported that Pope Francis plans to meet with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in September. The pontiff suggested that their meeting could take place in Kazakhstan at the General Assembly.

In May, Pope Francis congratulated Patriarch Kirill on his name day. 

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Opposition leader Ilya Yashin detained in Moscow

Journalist Irina Babloyan reported on her Telegram channel that law enforcement officers detained oppositionist and blogger Ilya Yashin during a walk in Moscow.

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"Walked with my friend Ilya Yashin in the park, in Khamovniki. The police came and took Ilya away,” she wrote.

Later, the journalist clarified that Yashin was taken to the Luzhniki police station.

According to the lawyer of the municipal deputy Vadim Prokhorov, Yashin is charged with Article 19.3 Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation “Disobedience to the lawful order of a police officer”, which provides for punishment of up to 15 days of administrative arrest.


The heat in Moscow will approach record levels

The air temperature in Moscow on Monday, June 27, will be close to last year's record levels, RIA Novosti reports.

This was announced by the chief specialist of the Hydrometeorological Center Marina during a conversation with the agency correspondents Makarova.

According to her, the maximum temperature on June 27, a record for this particular date, was set in 2021 and reached 33.6 degrees.

“This year we will close to this record, we are forecasting 31—33 degrees during the day in Moscow,” Makarova said.

Also, according to meteorologists, local, but moderate intensity, short-term rains are expected in the capital on Monday.

Earlier, nutritionist Elena Solomatina named foods that are dangerous to eat in hot weather.

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Lithuanian Defense Minister sharply responded to Moscow’s threats

Anušauskas said they were “sucked out of thin air”

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“All hints that Russia might take some” other measures “, that it might block the Lithuanian port in some special non-contact way, are sucked out of thin air”, – wrote the minister in social networks.

Anushauskas also added that Russia, according to him, did not have and does not have any means, except for its own transit, to redirect to its ports.

Earlier it became known that the Lithuanian Railways notified the authorities of the Kaliningrad region about the termination transit through the territory of the republic of a significant group of goods that fell under the anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union.

According to the authorities of the most western region of Russia, it is from 40 to 50 percent of the range of goods.

In response, the governor of the Kaliningrad region, Anton Alikhanov, said that Russia could introduce retaliatory measures against Lithuania. He noted that the ports and transport system of the Baltic republics cannot exist “in isolation”; from Russian territory.

“Let's open the map and see where they carry the goods that are delivered to them in ports. If we exclude transit through the territory of the Russian Federation, then their competitiveness is not only greatly reduced, but simply reset to zero, – Alikhanov said.

Meanwhile, a number of harsh statements have already been made from Moscow against Lithuania. Thus, the Federation Council hinted that if the European Union does not force Lithuania to lift all restrictions, then Russia will have a “free hand”, which could lead to the republic losing sovereignty.

In turn, the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, today said that Moscow regards the actions of Vilnius to restrict transit to the Kaliningrad region as hostile. At the same time, she hinted that the Russian authorities under these conditions would “not talk”.


HIV in Russia: fights without rules. A story about a zero conscience in a new way …

The biological security of the country, the outbreak of monkeypox and… HIV infection in the cinema, — all this became the subject of expert discussions during the Second All-Russian Conference “HIV Infection 2020-2030: Challenges, Scenarios, Resources”, which was recently held in the capital. The event was held in the “hybrid” format, it was attended by well-known Russian and foreign scientists, as well as practicing clinicians.

«The mobilization experience in countering the new coronavirus infection was passed with dignity, — said the forum opener Natalia Pakskina, Deputy Director of the Department for Organization of Emergency Medical Care and Health Risk Management of the Ministry of Health of Russia. — Now Russian healthcare is on the verge of solving new problems in the field of virology. Special responsibility and burden falls on the infectious service, in particular, the AIDS service. Today, in the face of unprecedented pressure on Russia — a very precise historical moment when memory must be restored and treated with due attention and respect, resolutely and firmly defending the honor and dignity of not only the profession, but the country as a whole.

The struggle of meanings

This sentiment set the tone for the event. It was about the socio-cultural aspects of HIV infection. So, the participants noticed that recently a whole series — about how HIV appeared in the USSR. Everyone agreed that this “film experiment” — an obvious example of how art becomes a hostage to the political situation. Alas, the main idea of ​​this television production is that the country was not protected from the outbreak of a new disease by science with its names, which gave the world and the country deliverance from many real tragedies, and the powerful “sanitary shield” not created in the USSR; countries. The fate of public health, according to the authors of the series, was in the hands of, in fact, a random person — a young epidemiologist who is ashamed of his father, a great medical director in the Union Ministry of Health.

This is a significant “artistic assumption”; completely ignores the fundamental foundations that our great predecessors laid down for decades and which really protected the country at the moment of an unexpected epidemiological challenge. And not the ambitions and personal roles of individual conflicting “heroes.” The opinion and activity of a junior researcher in this system a priori could not matter.

Successfully the creators of the series calculated the time of the premiere! Added their loud shout to the hoots for the “exception” Russia. And they offer us to look at ourselves through this fake prism — health care failure and eventually — historical weakness.

Anti-epidemic service of the USSR and Russia — traditionally one of the strengths of the national health care system. And besides, by the way, in response to the tragedy in the city of Elista, there was also a powerful public consolidation. In the late 1980s as a reflection of the will of many progressive politicians, journalists and cultural figures to help the country fight a new challenge, the Ogonyok-AntiAIDS Foundation was created, in whose initiatives, together with prominent doctors, people of such a magnitude as Mstislav Rostropovich took part . The Foundation did a lot then to educate the population about the dangers of HIV.

Today, it is the efforts of the professional community that largely determine which vector the “great social reset” will take.

The experts unanimously agreed that in order not to end up near the ruins, it is necessary to organize a decisive, total opposition to the systemic work that multiplies and popularizes an “alternative reality” based on myths. The first of which — millions, even tens of millions of patients, their country is “attributed” since the early 2000s. According to forecasts, in 2020 in Russia there should have been from 5 to 14 million HIV-positive residents. However, there is no real million in 2022.

The more important is professional work with the population and medical students — about the glorious traditions of domestic fundamental science. Indeed, a brilliant scientific virological school has been formed in our country, recognized by specialists all over the world. Outstanding Soviet scientists stood at its origins — virologists, epidemiologists and clinicians. So, academician Viktor Mikhailovich Zhdanov, who proposed to the World Health Organization in 1958 a program to eradicate smallpox, began to study HIV from the moment it was first published in the United States, when not a single patient had yet been seen in the USSR. And even then, he largely laid the foundations for working strategies to combat the epidemic, which are relevant today.

And the first cases of HIV infection and AIDS in the USSR were detected by academician Nikolai Sergeevich Potekaev: foreign students-Africans — in 1984, a citizen of the USSR — in 1986. As part of the “Rakhmanov Readings” in 1988, Academician Potekaev held the All-Union Conference on HIV infection — the first event of this magnitude dedicated to this disease. Under the leadership of academicians Rem Viktorovich Petrov and Rakhim Musaevich Khaitovfundamental approaches to the development of a vaccine were created, the first Soviet test system for detecting HIV infection was put into production.

It was these people who laid the foundation for the entire architecture of the modern organization of the AIDS service, including work on the early detection of HIV -infection and mass examination of the population.

It is impossible not to recall the unique period of Peter Nikolaevich Burgasov, For 20 years, he headed one of the most effective anti-epidemic services in the world, represented not only by powerful scientific and production sites, but also by a network of anti-plague and sanitary-epidemiological stations. And, of course, the results that he provided, unprecedented for his time: it was Academician P. N. Burgasov who in 1980 signed the act on the complete eradication of smallpox on Earth.

New horizons

We also talked about how to build work in the new geopolitical realities. The participants in the discussion agreed that the domestic healthcare in the field of combating infectious diseases, including new challenges, is absolutely competitive today. Joint research with partners from the BRICS countries, which are determined to strengthen strategic cooperation with Russia, is at the stage of dynamic development. A solid foundation has been created for the development of a single influential expert space for combating HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues.

«An eloquent confirmation of international cooperation was the publication of a unique work concerning the results of an unprecedented large-scale comparative study on the vaccination of HIV-infected patients against COVID-19 in one of the journals of the Lancet family (the world's leading scientific publication), prepared by a team of Moscow doctors, researchers from the Institute. N.F. Gamaleya and colleagues from the field of intelligent systems and information technologies, — stresseddeputy head of the Moscow Department of Health Elena Khavkina.

In turn, head of the institute Academician Gamalei Alexander Gintsburgemphasized that, according to the vector outlined by the country's leadership and the Russian government, in the new reality, which requires the intensification of the country's own development, it is scientific centers that should become the basis for this development. They will take an active part in the implementation of large-scale programs of national importance, starting with the priority areas most sensitive to the country's security.

“The formation of a strong, reliable protection against new infections was designated as the most demanded task,” &mdash ; summed up Mr. Gunzburg.

Chief Freelance Specialist on HIV Infection of the Ministry of Health of Russia and the Department of Health of Moscow, Head of the Moscow Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS Alexey Mazus >spoke about the special potential of Moscow in ensuring infection safety. He noted that it was the capital's approach to combating HIV/AIDS that largely formed the basis of the State Strategy to Combat the Spread of HIV Infection in the country for the period up to 2030. This situation was the result of many years of work on building the “Moscow model”; counteracting HIV/AIDS — with an emphasis on mass screening, broad multicomponent prevention, analysis of the social and behavioral aspects of the disease.

Cunning numbers

The expert pointed to the effectiveness of the system for early detection of HIV, as well as to the expansion of the arsenal of prevention programs aimed at a confidential dialogue with each target group. In addition, he noted that the issue of HIV in the context of infection prevention fits into the broader concept of promoting a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle and a value-based approach to it.

At the same time, Aleksey Mazus emphasized that the successful dynamics of the Moscow work for many years has traditionally been accompanied by information “stuffing”; from her opponents — a number of global structures interested in advancing their own agenda.

“One of the main components of an effective system for combating HIV infection — this is a diagnostic. If in the EU statistics are formed against the background of low and extremely low rates of testing for HIV infection (3-5%), then in Moscow about 40% of the city's population is examined annually: this is significantly higher than the average Russian indicator, but is obviously a benchmark for the largest world cities», — said Professor Mazus.

He also noted that he managed to maintain the leading position even in 2020 against the backdrop of quarantine restrictive measures in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, with a decrease in the number of examinations by 20%. Today, Moscow has already returned to the “pre-Covid” indicators, to the level of 2019: HIV testing coverage in the capital in 2021 increased by 1.1 million (up to 5.5 million examinations) and amounted to 43.4% of the population. At the same time, the “calculations” used in some media, which should indicate the supposedly low coverage of ART among HIV-infected residents of Moscow, do not correspond to reality.

According to the data of the Federal State Statistical Observation Form No. 61 for Moscow, antiretroviral therapy coverage in 2021 amounted to 90.5% of the number of patients under dispensary observation, which is also one of the benchmark indicators for global healthcare of the effectiveness of measures to combat HIV/AIDS.

“The figure cited in some sources is below 50%,” to which the collective “analysts” refer, to be precise, obviously obtained by comparing the number of positive results of laboratory tests for HIV infection conducted in the city with the real number of infected people who are here. It is important that of all the positive results received, only a little more than 30% belongs to permanent residents of the capital. Moreover, some of the people from other cities, in whose blood the Moscow laboratories detected HIV, did not even come here, but donated blood in their regions, the rest only came to the capital for a short period for medical help, — the expert noted.

In addition, according to Alexei Mazus, to compare the number of biomaterial samples studied with the number of people actually living in the city, and on this basis, either non-professionals or people inclined to consciously discredit the Russian&nbsp can draw far-reaching conclusions. ;and, in particular, Moscow healthcare.

Epidemiological monitoring data show a steady trend: among Moscow residents, the number of new HIV-infected people is decreasing every year. In 2021, it decreased by another 8%. Among all HIV-infected people identified in Moscow last year, the proportion of Muscovites was only 31%. The majority of identified HIV-positive — nonresident citizens.

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South Ossetia said that the decision on the referendum was made without Moscow

South Ossetian authorities: ex-president Bibilov decided to hold a referendum without the participation of Moscow The decision to hold a referendum on July 17, which was taken by the previous president Bibilov, did not agree with Russia, the administration of the President of South Ossetia said

The decision to hold a referendum in South Ossetia on joining Russia, which was taken by ex-president Anatoly Bibilov, was not agreed with the Russian authorities, said Alan Dzhioev, head of the presidential administration, Sputnik South Ossetia reports. He summed up the results of the consultations on the question of the referendum, which took place in mid-June in Moscow.

“Based on the results of the consultations, it was established that the referendum announced by the decree of the President of South Ossetia Bibilov dated May 13, 2022, was scheduled without preliminary study and coordination of this issue with the Russian side, which contradicts the obligations of the parties under the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on allied integration.” ,— Dzhioev said.

RBC sent a request to the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Speaking at the same conference, President Alan Gagloev said that the leadership of South Ossetia has no right to take a superficial approach to the issue of holding a referendum. “We are all for South Ossetia to become part of Russia as soon as possible. But we want all the necessary procedures to be followed, & mdash; he explained.

According to the president, the task of the delegation during the consultations in Russia was to clarify the issue of the referendum. “I wanted to look into this issue, because there was information that it was not agreed upon with our Russian colleagues either. There was not a single supporting document, & mdash; specified Gagloev.

Dzhioev also announced the start of new work on the preparation of the referendum. The head of the Central Election Commission, Emilia Gagiyeva, in turn, said that the Central Election Commission would start the relevant work as soon as a package of new documents was received.

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The decree in question was signed by the previous president Anatoly Bibilov on 13 May. The referendum is due on July 17th. He explained his decision by “the historical desire of the people of the Republic of South Ossetia for reunification with Russia.” and stressed that it complies with paragraph 16 of Art. 50 of the Constitution of the Republic. Gagloev officially took office as president on May 24.

On the same day, the Kremlin announced that it was necessary to finalize the initiative to organize a referendum legally and “think about the wording.”

After that, the authorities of South Ossetia announced the suspension of Bibilov's decree on holding a referendum. This was done taking into account the uncertainty of the “legal consequences of the issue submitted to the referendum” and the inadmissibility of “a unilateral decision of a referendum on issues affecting the legitimate rights and interests of the Russian Federation,” they explained.

Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called this a sensible step.

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