Monthly archive for September 2019

State Duma of Russia is a puppet show for adults

A little bit about the basis of our democracy, its symbol, and stronghold – the deputies of the State Duma. When we were called to vote for the people’s representatives, we shouted loudly: they will monitor the executive branch, make its activities “transparent”, not a single violation will pass by them! What happened in reality? But in reality, another turbid wave of corrupt officials arose because the deputy (Duma member) is the same official: he gets a salary from the state for what he does or rather, he must do a certain job. According to competent sources, our people’s representatives,

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Why does soccer field have stripes?

I’m not addicted to football. I mean, I played as a child, but I did not become an ardent fan. I only watch matches of the international cups. So, seeing on TV such a striped football field, as in the photo above I always thought that it was painted. Whether the artificial coating was painted, or the grass was painted. What for? I didn’t ask a question. It may just be for beauty or it is more convenient to watch the ball against such a background. Now let’s find it out. On the one hand, they say that they do

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Zelensky is shocked by the publication of the transcript of his conversation with Trump

Before the meeting between Vladimir Zelensky and Donald Trump, they had telephone conversations. Usually, the conversation of world leaders after this is published. Transcripts appear on government websites. Later, an in-person meeting of the heads of Ukraine and the USA took place. According to Zelensky, they did not discuss the possibility of publishing a transcript. However, shortly after the negotiations, the White House posted it on its official website. Zelensky was surprised. President of Ukraine said that he did not expect their conversation to be published. As Zelensky noted, he thought that the White House will publish only the transcript

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It’s scary to live in Russia of today…

A comment from one of the Russian bloggers turned out to be so accurate that it determines the whole gamut of emotions that accompany Russians now. Fear reigns in Russia. When the Russians come to Europe, they often have the feeling of incredible peace – there are no police and security guards everywhere, no aggressive speech is heard, no one is in a hurry. Once they come back home they find themselves in some kind of painful society where violence and cruelty rule. It’s scary to live in Russia now, and it has almost always been like that, but especially

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Trump’s lawyer: a complaint by a U.S. intelligence officer could have been caused by a conversation with Zelensky

Rudolph Giuliani suggested that the corruption acts were committed by persons in Ukraine who “sought to set up” Trump An unnamed U.S. intelligence official could file a complaint with Michael Atkinson, Inspector General of Intelligence Services, over a telephone conversation between U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky. This opinion was expressed on Thursday by Rudolf Giuliani on CNN. He was asked to comment on the article from The Washington Post, which claimed that Trump had some reckless phrase that concerned Ukraine and affected US national interests. “If the publications are true, then this does not change anything.

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The abolition of roaming between Russia and Belarus will be the first step towards the unification of the two countries

“Belarus and Russia have prepared a roadmap to abolish roaming in 2020. The roadmap is currently being approved and can be adopted by the end of the year” says the head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) Igor Artemyev. If the roadmap is approved, another year will be required for production work to cancel roaming between countries. The only problem is that Russia, for its part, has completed the preliminary work, but Belarus has not yet completed it. According to Artemyev, the parties should have time to prepare and make all decisions on the transition to the end

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The court arrested one of the main assets of Poroshenko

We talk about the “Kuznya na Rybalskomu” – a shipbuilding and armament company in Kiev, Ukraine The Pechersk district court of Kiev seized property and corporate rights of the “Kuznitsa on Rybalsky” plant, which is part of the assets of ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This was announced on Tuesday by lawyer Andrei Portnov. Portnov said that the assets were seized in terms of a criminal case, which was opened on the basis of his statement “on the legalization and laundering of criminal proceeds and tax evasion,” adding that “the main defendants in the case are Poroshenko and Ukrainian businessman

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Shirtless on horseback Putin’s most revealing photos

Vladimir Putin frequently aroused sincere admiration throughout the world – the president is known not only for his balanced foreign policy but also for his love of outdoor activities. Photo reports from the trips of Vladimir Putin are very popular in the media landscape. Photos of Putin on horseback were repeatedly posted by the media. Photos of Putin with a naked torso have been a subject of particular interest. Netizens enthusiastically posted photos of Putin and exchanged delighted comments.   This picture even served as a source of inspiration for Photoshop artists who put Putin on a bear. No one

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US strengthened sanctions against Venezuela

The sanctions list includes three individuals and 16 companies The United States included three individuals and 16 companies in the sanctions list for Venezuela for involvement in corruption schemes in the distribution of food. This is stated in a document published on Tuesday by the United States Treasury Department for Foreign Assets Control. “The Office imposes sanctions on three individuals and 16 companies for liaison (with Colombian citizen) Alex Nain Saab Moran and his business partner Alvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas, who helped former President Nicolas Maduro (the US no longer considers him a legitimate head of state) and its criminal

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Permanent Record by Edward Snowden #1 best-selling book in the world

The lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice claims that the former CIA and NSA officer violated the non-disclosure agreements he signed while working in the US intelligence agencies. Former CIA and National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden said that just a few hours after the US authorities sued him for publishing Permanent Record memoirs (“A Personal File”) that allegedly violate non-disclosure agreements, signed by him while working in the United States intelligence agencies, his book has become the best-selling book in the world. Hours after the United States government filed a lawsuit seeking to punish the publication

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U.S. will test Advanced Missile Defense Interceptor to destroy ICBMs in 2020

The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency successfully tested the upgraded SM-3 Block IIA in December 2018. The United States will test the upgraded SM-3 Block IIA missile defense system, which will use an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) as its target. This was announced on Tuesday by US Under Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs John Rood, speaking at an event in Washington on missile defense. “We are planning to test the SM-3 Block IIA capability against ICBM-class target next year,” he said. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), which is part of the Pentagon, successfully tested the upgraded SM-3 Block IIA in

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Yemen drone strikes causing massive fires at Saudi oil facilities affect world oil prices

A group of Yemeni drones carried out a drone airstrike at two oil facilities of the state-owned Saudi oil giant Aramco, causing massive fires. A spokesperson for the Saudi Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that two targets were attacked: Aramco’s powerful oil and gas facility in Abkaik and Khurais’s oil reservoir. The source of the attacks was deliberately hidden in the Saudi statement, but later the Yemeni Huti movement claimed responsibility for the attacks, which was announced on Al Masirah TV channel. The official representative of the Yemeni movement, General Yahya Sare, said that 10 drones participated

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“Niksen” Dutch philosophy of happiness that teaches you to loaf away your time with health benefits

People these days are afraid to do nothing. If you are not in a hurry to go somewhere or do something, you get the feeling that you are ineffective and useless. Doing nothing is condemned in our society. That’s why the Dutch came up with Nixen philosophy – a way to become happier and not burn out in a busy schedule of life. We decided to figure out what Nixen is and how to practice it. What is Nixen? The word “niksen” derives from the Dutch language meaning “to do nothing”. This is a way to deal with a busy

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The Russian elite has stopped to hide the truth about the crisis in Russia

The rules are unable and the ruled ones are unwilling Recently, reports from official and semi-official authorities give an unsightly socio-economic picture of today’s Russia – not in the way as it was before. According to our information, this is due to the fact that the total systemic crisis in the country is becoming too obvious for the elite and it hopes to solve this problem successfully during the elections in 2024. Not a long time ago, all official statistics emanated unbridled optimism. The standard of living in Russia has been steadily growing, the people rejoiced at the latest achievements

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Google and Facebook interfere in Russian elections 2019

Senator Oleg Morozov believes that the interference of Google and Facebook in the Russian elections is directly related to their American origin. “Google and Facebook are American companies that work closely with the American establishment. They are trying to influence the Russian elections by imposing their candidates on people” – said the member of the Federation Council, Senator Oleg Morozov. Google responded to Roskomnadzor’s accusations of violating the day of silence, saying that it “supports responsible political advertising” that complies with local laws. However, in response to the fact that advertising on the day of silence violates the law, Google

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