The terrorist attack in Damascus. In the suburbs of the capital of Syria yesterday, an explosion thundered. Six people died, at least 10 injured, reports MIGnews.com with reference to local media.
Mined car exploded in the southern suburbs. Responsibility for the explosion did not assume any one group. According to some information, the Front of Al-Nusra can stand behind the attack.
"We do not need your democracy, we are for the Islamic caliphate." Yevgeny Poddubny ("Vesti") spoke about the fact that the German special services revised the stability forecast for Bashar al-Assad. Previously, Germany believed that his days were numbered, but today the picture is different. The successes of the government army and the popularity of the president among the people forced the strongest EU country to change its attitude towards the war in Syria. To a large extent, this turn was made by German intellectuals. One of them is the publicist Jürgen Todenhefer.
“I returned from Syria three weeks ago and I can say that the lion’s share of the one hundred thousand rebels who receive money and weapon from Saudi Arabia and Qatar are not Democrats. I met with influential commanders of the Syrian Free Army, and they told me: "We do not need your democracy, we are for the Islamic caliphate." When asked what the difference with Al-Qaida is, the answer is: the Syrian Free Army has national goals, and Al-Qaida has international goals. As we finish in Syria, al-Qaeda will attack Europe and the West as a whole. Now, out of a hundred thousand insurgents, the strongest group is “Jabat al-Nusra” - part of al-Qaeda, headed by Ayman al-Zawahiri, the official deputy of Osama bin Laden. There are only fifteen thousand fighters in it, but they are the strongest military, the highest paid, despise death. This is the most prestigious group, to which the infinite confidence of the rebels. In battle, they have no equal. If the revolution wins, al-Qaeda will gain a lot of influence in the new state. ”
French al-Qaeda fighters. "Le Monde" announced the investigation of who is fighting on the side of the rebels in Syria. French journalists found out that up to two hundred of their fellow citizens had joined the ranks of Al-Qaida. Many of them after participating in the battles return to France to rest. This fact caused concern among European officials, reports "RT".
From 200, the European militants 20 found in Syria returned to France after participating in hostilities against the Syrian army. According to the newspaper, French special services and officials are aware of such people and are afraid of their attacks already in Europe. But there is no legal basis for surveillance and interrogation by law enforcement agencies.
About C-300 for Syria: what the British write. Moscow decided to abandon the deal on the sale of C-300 to Syria, fearing that these weapons could fall into the wrong hands and will be used to attack civilian aircraft in the main airport of Tel Aviv, reports "Sight" with reference to The Sunday Times. In turn, according to an anonymous “high-ranking” source from Russia, the Kremlin expects Israel to refrain from further air attacks from Syria.
According to the unnamed interlocutor of the British edition, Russia took this step out of fear for the fate of the large Russian community in Israel. The newspaper reports that the agreement was allegedly reached by 14 May during the talks between the Israeli Prime Minister and Vladimir Putin.
Kerry as an outstanding theoretician of Palestinian prosperity. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Jordan, US Secretary of State John Kerry identified three components needed to create a Palestinian state, writes MIGnews.com.
These three conditions, according to Kerry, are good government, security, and economic opportunity. They will create the necessary prerequisites for the successful formation of statehood.
The secretary of state says that a plan is now being worked out that will allow raising the Palestinian economy by 50% over the next three years. But - in the presence of the above conditions.
The presented plan will help reduce unemployment among the Palestinian population by almost two thirds. At the same time, the average salary can rise by 40%.
But, Kerry stresses, it depends on a parallel process — a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
In the speech Kerry on the forum were not named specific points of the economic program.
"Until the end". Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, in a televised address at a secret assembly, said that Syria is the backbone of "resistance." He assured that Hezbollah will not come out of the Syrian war "to the very end" and will bring victory to its ally, President Assad. "With the blessings of Allah, we will be the ones who will lead him to victory", quotes his words MIGnews.com.
In his speech, Nasrallah also touched on the issue of the transfer of weapons to Syria, stating that “while Israel is arming the inhabitants of the Golan, the Lebanese collaborationists insist on the surrender of weapons by the Hezbollah fighters.”
He insists that the government in Beirut should take care to arm its citizens, “especially in the villages along the border” with Israel.
Nasrallah stressed that "the weapon that will hit Israel and is in the hands of the people, in no case can not be taken away." He called on the Lebanese authorities to take into account the “existing danger, because Israel is preparing and following developments, and we do not know what its next move will be.”
Israel "threatens Lebanon with war almost every day," Nasrallah said. According to him, “if Syria falls into the hands of the United States, Israel, or any of their supporters, the opposition will lose, and Israel will enter Lebanon, forcing them to accept their conditions. If Syria falls, Palestine will be lost. ”
Flying rockets. A rocket was fired from the territory of South Lebanon towards Israel. Reports about it ITAR-TASS with reference to the Lebanese news agency Al-Watania.
A volley was made tonight near the city of Marjayoun, in 6 km from the Lebanese-Israeli border. Information about the injured or any damage yet. Where exactly the rocket hit is also not yet reported.
“An explosion was heard. Soldiers are now combing the terrain. The cause of the explosion is being investigated, ”a Reuters representative quotes a representative of the Israeli army.
And earlier, on Sunday morning, two Grad rockets were fired at southern Beirut. They exploded in the Shia-Christian quarter of Shiyakh on the southern outskirts of the Lebanese capital, near the church of St. Michael. Five people were injured, including three Syrians working in Lebanon. The Quiyah Quarter is considered a stronghold of Hezbollah supporters.
A look into the future. Sergey Strokan (Kommersant) said that, commenting on the withdrawal of several candidates from the Iranian electoral race, the US Secretary of State called the elections to be held on June 14 non-free and not meeting the standards of democracy.
In an effort to not give rise to discontent, the Iranian authorities tried to make the 2013 election predictable and conflict-free. They removed a number of pieces from the race: of the 686 applicants, the Constitutional Guard Council registered eight candidates.
The State Department immediately responded to this election campaign in Iran. John Kerry, who was on a visit to Israel, lashed out at the Iranian authorities: “The Council of Guards narrowed down the list of nearly seven hundred potential candidates to eight persons who represent exclusively the interests of the regime. This can hardly be called an election according to the standards that guide the majority of countries and peoples who uphold the principles of free, fair, competitive, transparent elections. ”
According to the head of American diplomacy, "the Iranian people will not be allowed not only to elect someone who could express their point of view, but also to take part in activities that are an integral part of genuine democracy."
Discontent with the upcoming Iranian elections was also expressed by Paris. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Philip Lallio called on the Iranian authorities to give the people the right to “freely choose” their leaders.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called the criticism of the upcoming elections in the West interference in the internal affairs of the country. “The best advice to American officials is to receive information from reliable sources and from specialized advisers. At the same time, they should be aware of the possible consequences of such unjust comments, ”he warned.
A representative of the Foreign Ministry, Abbas Aragci, advised the French authorities "instead of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, focus on their own problems."
Revenge of Paris. Galina Dudina (Kommersant) spoke about the attack of terrorists in Niger. There occurred two terrorist attacks, the victims of which were 24 people, including five suicide bombers.
One blast thundered around in the northern part of the country. An SUV loaded with explosives blew up near the military barracks in Agadez. Another car exploded in front of the uranium processing plant’s power station. According to the French company Areva, which produces fuel for French nuclear power plants in Niger, at least 13 of its employees, citizens of Niger, were injured in the explosion.
Representatives of the Movement for unity and jihad in West Africa claimed responsibility for the bombings.
“Thanks to Allah, we carried out two operations against the enemies of Islam in Niger,” said a spokesman for the movement, promising “to continue the attacks against France and all the countries that joined it in the war against Islam in northern Mali.”
The authorities of Mali and the Tuareg will hold talks. The Mali authorities and representatives of the Tuareg groups that control Kidal will begin talks today in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. The mediator in the negotiations will be the President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, reports RIA News" with reference to France Press.
A representative of the Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad Bilal ag Asherif and Töbile Drama from the Government of Mali arrived yesterday in Ouagadougou. A representative of another Tuareg group, the Azawad Islamic Movement, Algabass ag Intalla, should arrive in the capital of Burkina Faso later.
The interlocutor of the agency explained that first there would be separate negotiations with representatives of the parties, followed by “consultations with partners,” and then a “direct dialogue” between the subjects would take place. The President of Burkina Faso is the mediator of the Economic Community of North-West African States (ECOWAS) to resolve the Malian crisis.
Eighty trucks with french good. The French authorities began the first stage of the withdrawal of troops from Mali. A convoy of 80 trucks left the base near Bamako. The military are heading south to Ivory Coast. According to the message "RT", referring to the "BBC", the machines are taken from an African country equipment and technology.
By September, France will reduce the number of troops to 2 thousands of people, and by the end of the year - to 1 thousands. It is assumed that Paris will gradually transfer control to the Malian troops and the UN peacekeeping contingent.
On segregation, unemployment and unrest. Ekaterina Gracheva ("Voice of Russia") interviewed Bo Malmberg, Professor at the Department of Economic Geography, University of Stockholm. The topic of the interview was riots in Stockholm. Here is what comrade professor said:
“A lot of people say that unemployment is largely the cause of this situation. We studied the nature of the unrest in Sweden and concluded that the number of unrest in areas with higher unemployment is not higher than in others. Instead, we found that a higher risk of unrest exists in urban areas where there is a higher segregation between Swedes and non-Swedes. At the same time, economic instability also plays a role ... "
Meanwhile, the professor does not believe that the idea of integrating immigrants failed. Integration is time consuming. He believes that the problem is not in immigration policy or integration, but “in the problems of social policy”.
“If we take into account anti-immigrant sentiment, unemployment is an important factor. In the 2010 elections of the year, in which the party took part of a xenophobic orientation, she received very few votes in the districts with low unemployment, where the Swedes get along well with foreigners. Anti-immigrant sentiment was strong in districts with high unemployment. It turns out that in order to reduce xenophobic attitudes, it is necessary to reduce the unemployment rate. I believe the Swedish government is doing very little in this regard. ”
Interestingly, the widening income gap in Sweden, the fall in incomes of the poorest segments of the population are the results of a conscious government policy. The professor believes that the authorities want to increase the gap between working and unemployed people. What for? To force people to enter the labor market. The scientist believes that this "major social experiment," conducted in the last seven years, failed. As the income gap widens, tension increases in the community.
The fruits of doublethink. Dmitry Babich told about them ("Voice of Russia"). What do you call a vulvich killing? The real name - Islamist ritual murder - Western publicists can not: the adjectives are not in the politically correct Western vocabulary. Here the "newspeed", described by J. Orwell in "1984", helps. This language simply deletes words from the lexicon that the government finds dangerous. If you cease to call something with your own names, then there are no such phenomena.
And the truth, the journalist writes, has not fought Islamism in England for a long time. After the terror attack of the Volvic, it turned out that the preachers, whose speeches had pushed two British citizens of Nigerian descent to kill Lee Rigby, still speak to their supporters in London.
Senior Researcher at the European Endowment for Democracy, Valentina Colombo, says:
“Unfortunately, there are many hate preachers who are still active in the United Kingdom. They preach the Islamic revolution, the creation of a world caliphate. There is a preacher of these ideas in Britain, his name is Ange Shudhari, he was the founder of organizations called Islam for Britain and Muhajirs. So, his organizations were banned, but as if nothing had happened he continues to preach. He also organizes demonstrations here. ”
The years of doublethink and self-supremacy imposed on Western society by his own media have not been without a trace. They led to the fact that this society was not able to protect themselves.
France broke in half. Nearly a hundred participants in a mass rally against the legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption in a gay family were detained last night in Paris, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to BBC News.
According to police estimates, dissatisfaction with the law, signed on May 18, took to the streets to express to 150 thousands of people. Organizers talk about almost a million participants.
Clashes between protesters and police were not reported. The detainees had with them "suspicious" objects, explained to the police.
The issue of legalizing same-sex relationships and adopting children by same-sex families divided France almost in half, BBC News reports. Demonstrations of both supporters and opponents of gay marriage have continued in the country since the fall of 2012.
Anastasia Popova ("Vesti") describes Parisian manifestations:
“There is no dictatorship of the socialists!” - chanting the ultra-right youth, who joined the demonstration after the end of the action against gay marriage. Bottles and stones flew into the police, she answered with tear gas, and as a result all the anger was thrown at journalists. “President Hollande is a fascist, and the entire press is Satanists!” Shouted teenagers in black masks.
Balkan gas pipelines. Representatives of the governments of Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia signed a memorandum on cooperation in the construction of two new gas pipelines - Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP), reports "Sight" with reference to the RIA "News».
The memorandum was signed yesterday in Tirana. The parties pledged to promote the development, financing and implementation of gas pipeline construction projects, as well as to prepare domestic markets for receiving gas from Azerbaijan and the Caspian region.
As the Montenegrin Foreign Ministry notes, the 520-kilometer Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (the official site of the project indicates the length of the TAP in 870 kilometers) is intended to transport gas from the Caspian Sea region to Western Europe. It is planned that the pipe will connect Greece, Albania and through the Adriatic Sea will go to the Eastern Italian region of Apulia.
The Ionian-Adriatic gas pipeline with a length of 530 kilometers will essentially become a branch of the Trans Adriatic. The estimated cost of IAP is 610,5 million euros. He must link the Albanian city of Fier and the Croatian Split through the territories of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As previously reported, the coordinating committee of the shareholders of the Nabucco gas pipeline project initialed a draft agreement, which lays the foundation for future cooperation with the Shah Deniz consortium, which is developing the same-shelf gas condensate field in Azerbaijan.
The decision on Nabucco, which is considered an alternative to the route through Russia, is expected in June. At the same time, a number of experts doubt the economic efficiency of the project worth more than 8 billion euros, during which it is necessary to lay a gas pipeline with a length of about 4 thousand km from the Caspian region through Turkey and South-Eastern Europe to Austria.
Serbia and Kosovo: a plan for the normalization of relations approved. The Serbian government at an extraordinary meeting yesterday approved a plan for the implementation of the Brussels Agreement on the normalization of relations with Kosovo, the press service of the Serbian government said.
On the adoption of this decision, the head of the Serbian Cabinet Ivica Dacic immediately informed the head of the EU diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, reports correspondent RIA "News" Nikolay Sokolov.
It is expected that after the approval of a plan of concrete actions, the path to the implementation of the agreements will be opened.
Meanwhile, many Serbian political parties and movements, as well as Kosovo Serbs and the Serbian Orthodox Church, oppose the agreement with Kosovo, believing that for the sake of European integration, the Serbian authorities are betraying national interests.
Riots in Switzerland. The parade of techno-music lovers “Tanz Dich Frei” (“Become free in dance”) in Bern, which was not coordinated with the authorities, ended in clashes with the police. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
Most of the participants in the parade, who gathered about 10 thousands of people, behaved peacefully, but several dozen activists of the Black Bloc group, wearing hoods and masks, began to provoke the police and then tried to break through the barricades in front of the parliament building.
Police responded with tear gas and water cannon, dispelling the ranks of the attackers. More than 60 people were arrested.
Technoparad, which also has an anti-capitalist background, takes place in Bern for the third time. Event organizers maintain anonymity and coordinate their activities through Facebook.
Attack of the Maoists. The number of victims of the Maoist militants' attack on the Indian National Congress party’s motorcade (INC) reached 24 people. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
37 people were injured, many of them in serious condition, said a spokesman for the state of Chhattisgarh Ramnivas.
The attack, which involved about 300 people, occurred on May 25. A group of politicians and their attendants traveled from the rally and was ambushed by the Maoists in a remote forest area. The motorcade hit a mine, and then the gunmen opened fire on it. One of the survivors said that the first two cars had been blown up by mines, and the shelling lasted about an hour and a half.
The head of the INC, Sonya Gandhi, and the country's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, called the action of the Maoists "cowardly." Narendra Modi, the leader of the opposition BHarathya Janat Party, also condemned the actions of the militants, calling on the Indian people to rally to protect democratic values.
Among the dead at the hands of terrorists were one of the initiators of the anti-Maoist campaign Mahender Karma, as well as the chairman of the INC. Nand Kumar Patel and his son.
Lenta reminds that the state of Chhattisgarh is one of the main strongholds of the Maoists, starting from 1967, regularly organizing terrorist attacks and abducting people. Indian authorities have repeatedly stated that the Maoists are working for China and Pakistan, weakening the country from the inside. In 2009, an internal military operation was attempted against the militants, but the Indian police were not sufficiently prepared to cope with them.
Eun hid the ships. The leader of the DPRK during an inspection trip gave the order to remove the North Korean ships from visibility, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Daria Krutov with reference to "Renhap".
TsTAK clarifies that this remark was made during a visit by the North Korean leader to the NNX 291 station, at which Kim Jong-un noticed the ships standing in open places. The report, published by the TsTAC on Monday, does not report when the visit was made and where the 291 point is located.
The Supreme Commander of the Korean Peoples Army stressed that the enemy continues to monitor the movements of the North Korean military forces, and therefore it is extremely important that the military units of the DPRK are well hidden.
"Cara of the Lord." In Japan, there was a protest because of the publication in the South Korean newspaper, in which the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was called the "punishment of the Lord". Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
The demonstration took place in Tokyo near the local bureau of the publication The Joongang Ilbo, who made the statement. Protesters, who were around 100 people, were holding Japanese flags in their hands, shouting "Shame" and "We will never forgive your words, go to your own peninsula."
The article was published in English on 21 May. Its author, journalist Kim Chin, said that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was "the punishment of the Lord" for the war crimes of the Japanese. According to him, the same punishment was the bombing of German Dresden.
"But if Germany repented of their deeds and turned into a progressive state, then Japan does not even think to apologize for its crimes," the journalist added.
Lenta indicates that the publication in The Joongang Ilbo turned out to be a response to the statement by the mayor of Osaka about Korean prostitutes of the Second World War. In mid-May, an official said that the use of girls for the sexual satisfaction of Japanese soldiers was a necessary measure.
Chinese maneuvers. Last week, large-scale maneuvers were carried out by the naval forces of the PRC in the South China Sea. They involved the combined group of surface and submarine ships of all three PLA operational fleets, as well as the marine aviationtransmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
According to the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper, such maneuvers involving the joint formation of the PLA North, East and South fleets are rarely practiced. The last time they were held in 2010 year and became a reaction to US-South Korean maneuvers in the Yellow Sea with the participation of the US aircraft carrier George Washington.
Now China has once again demonstrated its naval power against the background of the aggravation of territorial disputes with the Philippines over the ownership of the islands of the Spratly archipelago. Beijing sends a signal to the United States, whose aircraft carrier Nimitz is now in the waters of the South China Sea.
Latin American Schengen. Pavel Tarasenko (Kommersant) said that the summit of the Pacific Alliance, of which Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile are members, ended with breakthrough agreements. The leaders of the four countries agreed on the mutual abolition of trade duties, the creation of common diplomatic missions in a number of countries and the introduction of a single visa for citizens of countries outside the alliance.
“There is usually a lot of verbiage in the integration processes in the region, but this alliance really promises to be a breakthrough,” said Viktor Semenov, head of the laboratory of the Institute of Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. He explained: “Mexico is a giant and the engine of development for all of Latin America, Chile is close to developed countries in a number of parameters, and Peru and Colombia show high rates of economic growth.”
These countries account for 35% of Latin America's GDP (about 2 trillion dollars) and half of the total exports.
The main goal of the union is to promote the interests of Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile in the Asia-Pacific region. Mexico is worried about the fact that in 2012, exports of goods to China amounted to 5,7 billion, and imports from there to 56,9 billion. The development of the Pacific Alliance, as its members hope, will reduce this gap.
To do this, the participants in the association will have to first destroy the existing internal barriers. At the summit that ended in Cali, it was decided to cancel 90% of trade duties. The remaining 10% will be eliminated by the 2020 year.
Four countries have agreed to create uniform diplomatic and trade and economic missions in a number of countries of the world, in particular, in Ghana, Singapore, Algeria, Morocco and Turkey.
The leaders of the four Latin American countries see further integration in creating uniform visas for persons from third countries. “We have many tourist attractions that we can effectively use,” justified the need for “Latin American Schengen” Juan Manuel Santos. Citizens of Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Chile are already traveling within the borders of the alliance without visas, without even passing passport control at border crossings.
The Pacific Alliance has already become attractive to countries in the region. The applicant for the entry is Costa Rica. Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama can join the alliance.
"Mr. Putin: an operative in the Kremlin." Carol J. Williams ("Los Angeles Times"; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") described the six “lichy” Vladimir Putin, based on an interview with the co-author of the biography of the Russian president - American expert Fiona Hill. Hill and Clifford Gaddy in the book “Mr. Putin: an operative in the Kremlin” asserts that this person is a complex figure, and if necessary he “puts on one of at least 6 masks”.
Carol J. Williams, who prepared the conversation with Hill, lists these “coexisting personalities”: “Stateman, Man stories, Survivalist (a person who is actively preparing for emergencies. - Approx. "Foreign Press"), Stranger, Rynok and the Agent-curator. "
Here are some Hill findings.
1. The system created by Putin is a personalized part of Russian political culture. Personalization implies a single central institution and a single central figure. Checks and balances - very little.
2. Regarding history: Putin focuses on the continuity and eternity of the Russian state. Hill believes that "his view is the exact opposite of glasnost and perestroika."
3. Putin’s main achievement, Hill, considers a significant reduction in government debt in the country.
4. Responding to a question about the separatist movements in the Caucasus, Hill predicts: "He will in no way allow the return of separatism while he is in power."
5. The image of Putin. “When dealing with narod, he positions himself as a person who does not belong to the Moscow elite. After 12 years in the Kremlin, it looks rather ironic, but he managed to create such an image for himself, ”says Hill.
6. What does Putin want? “He needs social stability and the transformation of Russia into one of the major economic powers,” believes Hill.
Dmitry Medvedev spoke about Putin. He stated in the program of the NTV channel that his relations with Vladimir Putin remain companionable. Medvedev noted that the difference in views and management style with President Vladimir Putin does not affect their relationship.
“We have had, have and remain friendly, good relations. Otherwise, if it were otherwise, well, probably, today there would be another government, ”he was quoted as saying. Interfax.
“What is the main problem, as it seems to me, we are constantly trying to artificially pull us apart and say“ well, you are different, your styles are different, it means that you have different views, it means that you are not compatible with each other, it means that you should friend to oppose. But if it were so ... You know, I can say a very simple thing. I would hardly have come from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 1999, ”Medvedev stressed.
"Political" case Browder. As transmits Interfax, Interpol deleted information about the head of the British investment fund Hermitage Capital, William Browder, from the database.
“The Interpol Files Control Commission considered the complaint previously submitted by Mr. Browder and concluded that the case is primarily political in nature, and also recommended deleting all information (about the person involved) from the Interpol database,” the message reads. international organization.
But the head of the Duma Committee on International Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, believes that Interpol’s refusal to search for William Browder is a political decision. “I think Interpol was pressured by quite influential circles,” he told Interfax.
According to Pushkov, the fact that Interpol deleted all information about Browder from its database, because it considers the matter political, says that this businessman "managed to mobilize, in all likelihood, a significant political resource and block the Russian request." “Because without a serious trial, declaring a case political is a political position, not a position of the investigative body,” the head of the Duma committee believes.
The general director of the Political Information Agency, Aleksey Mukhin, believes that the position of Interpol, which removed information about Browder from its database, is biased and politically biased towards Russia. “Interpol could refuse on legal grounds. But this was not done. On the contrary, the reference to the fact that “the matter is primarily political in nature” is a political action that is clearly biased against Russia. Having made such a statement, Interpol, in fact, signed for its political bias towards Moscow. This position of an international organization is biased, "he told Interfax.
According to Mukhin, we should expect an official reaction from Moscow on this issue.
A comment was also received from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation A spokesman for the agency’s press center told Interfax that the Russian side did not submit William Browder’s wanted documents to Interpol.
“The media misinterpreted Interpol’s statement that the organization allegedly would not help Browder’s international search. At the moment, the Russian NCB Interpol has transferred to the General Secretariat only documents to establish the location of Browder, there is no question of a search, ”the source said.
The ministry explained: “Browder’s search documents were not handed over, since to carry out this procedure, the Russian Interpol office needs to receive confirmation from the Russian Prosecutor’s Office of its intention to demand arrest and extradition of Browder before it is received under the legal procedure.”
Texas firing. Yesterday in Texas, a 23-year-old man opened fire with his car. He killed one person and injured five more, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
A man started firing from his pickup in Eden near 4: 30 local time. A woman was injured. Then the shooter drove to Brady, where he wounded two people sitting in a car near a supermarket. Then the Texan returned to Eden, where he injured two more. After that, he headed to Eola, where he killed 41-year-old Alicia Torres, who was driving by in a car.
At the seventh hour, the police caught up with the criminal on the highway north of Eden. During the shootout with law enforcement officers, he was killed. The Concho County Sheriff was injured. In the car, the gunman found an automatic rifle, a pistol and several hundred rounds of ammunition.
Dr. Kissinger hit 90 today. With the Nobel Peace Prize winner, 56-m US Secretary of State, Sergei Brilev spoke ("Vesti").
Two quotes from Kissinger:
“I was against the adoption of the Magnitsky Act. I was against the Jackson-Vanik amendment, now I am against the Magnitsky Act. The law is definitely not conducive to the development of our bilateral relations, and I believe that this way it is impossible to approach the solution of the problem. We have our own views on human rights, but I have never agreed with the policy of punishment. ”
“… In my understanding of Russia, I could be mistaken somewhere, but I always tried to understand. <...> If you try to summarize, then in my understanding Russia is a very multilateral and very different country, periodically capable of sudden outbreaks of cruelty. This is how she controls herself. These inconsistencies often frighten Americans. But at least Russia will definitely not leave you indifferent. "
Dumbfounded on 14 points. Over the past hundred years, the IQ of Westerners has decreased by more than 14 points, according to a new study by European specialists.
According to their findings, Mixednews.ru with reference to UPI, the average IQ in Western countries fell by 14,1 points compared with the previous century.
In a report published in the journal Intelligence, researchers write that they tested the hypothesis that people of the Victorian era were smarter than modern people. The verification was also carried out by measuring the time of a simple visual reaction (as part of a meta-analytical study).
It further states: “The measures of time for a simple reaction substantially correlate with the indicators of general intelligence and are considered to be elementary measures of knowledge.”
In the digital age, it may seem that people respond faster to visual stimuli. But the results of the study clearly indicate the opposite ...
The measurements used data from 1889 to 2004 years. They were analyzed by Michael Woodley of the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Jan Neuenhuis of the University of Amsterdam and Reagan Murphy of the Irish College Cork.
In past studies, it was found that, on average, women with high intelligence tend to have fewer children. Population growth could occur at the expense of people with lower IQ - that is, over time, most descendants with lower intelligence influenced the entire IQ. In general intelligence, Victorians turned out to be much smarter than modern Westerners.
It turns out, let us add, quite Western comrade Matt Labash, who recently wrote an article about tvidiocracy and tvidiots, knew what he was talking about. At "VO" you can get acquainted with some theses of Labash in the article "What will kill Western civilization".
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