Chemical stash. - 1500 aliens. - One hundred thousand fighters for Assad? - The greedy princess. - "Prisoner X." - Has Israel hit Syria from a Turkish base? - The British police have taken a great interest in "counteracting terrorism". “Where and what comrade Snowden is hiding data.” - In the Bundeswehr - hundreds of right-wing radicals. - The end of shale euphoria. - Hello to Greece and Lithuania from the Rosselkhoznadzor. “India’s nuclear program is undermining the West.” - In the US, mass protests against racism began. - Browder and Magnitsky: guilty. - Russia inspired Australia. - "Kick in the ass."
Chemical stash. During a special operation in the Damascus area of Jubar, Syrian troops discovered a cache of toxic chemicals, reports "RT" with links to ITAR-TASS and the satellite TV channel Surya.
Chemicals, including chlorine, were produced and stored in the caches of militants. The military reported that the armed opposition was preparing "to bombard the suburbs of the capital and were going to equip projectiles for mortars with chemical charges."
Three from Tunisia. The newspaper "At-Tunisia" writes that the secret services of Turkey on the border with Syria detained three Tunisians - members of the "Dzhebhat An-Nusra". These people admitted that they wanted to return home through Turkey, reports SANA.
There are details. The terrorist Muhammad Ben Musa, 1979, was born, said he had been in Syria for eight months. He arrived from Benghazi to Istanbul, then went to Antakya, and from there to Syria. He passed a three-week training in the camp "Dzhebhat An-Nusra" and joined the militants from Tunisia, who are fighting against Syria.
Nader Ben Ali Al-Warfally, 1987, born, admitted that he was recruited in Libya, and from there, through Turkey, penetrated into Syria. He was trained in al-Qaida camps in the province of Idleb. This militant explained that the connection between Al-Qaida cells in Syria and Turkey is carried out with the help of Turkish “charity” societies (for example, “Ruhama Amin”).
The third militant, Yousef Ben Mustafa Al-Akqari, a former student, joined the Salafis in Tunisia. They sent him to Turkey, then to Syria. He said that many Tunisian militants operate in the ranks of Dzhebhat An-Nusra. The terrorist said that many of them are going to return to their countries.
As SANA notes, these terrorists, having sold weaponThey tried to return to their homeland, but were detained by the Turkish special services.
Xnumx aliens. According to representatives of the so-called Free Syrian Army, last week about 1500 foreign fighters invaded Syria across the border with Turkey (with the assistance of the latter), reports Mixednews.ru with reference to farsnews.com.
Agency "Aki" (Italy) from its sources received information that some militants settled in Syria. A smaller number went to Iraq. Turkish authorities turn a blind eye to the transition through the territory of the country of radical Islamists.
According to reports, about 17 thousands of non-Syrians are participating in the conflict today. The most significant part of them - the Arabs from Saudi Arabia. Most of the non-Arab militants are Chechens.
One hundred thousand fighters for Assad? Francesco Motta, head of the UN mission of human rights defenders in Iraq, warned that a civil war could resume in the country. "I will not say that there is a civil war, but the statistics are very bad," - quotes him Rosbalt with reference to "MIGnews".
Since the beginning of July, as a result of sectarian clashes and terror in Iraq, 190 has been killed and 400 people have been injured. "The sectarian violence is becoming frightening, I would even say that the situation is worse today than in the 2007 year, when the government completely lost control," Mott said.
One of the main factors for increasing tension in Iraq is a civil war in neighboring Syria. According to the Arab press, Muktada al-Sadr, the leader of Iraqi Shiites, decided that the Mahdi Army fighters (total number up to 100 thousand) can take part in the Syrian war on the side of Al-Assad. If this happens, the Sunni reaction in Iraq itself will follow immediately.
Rosbalt recalls that Muktada al-Sadr had previously issued a warning to the leaders of al-Qaeda, demanding that the people of Ayman al-Zawahiri "stop the terrorist intervention in Syria."
During the storming of Qusayr, the head of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah turned to al-Sadr for help. He hoped to create in Syria an “exclusively Shiite army” of 110 thousand people. The Shiite authorities, however, Nasralle refused, accusing the latter of being "trying to destroy the little that was left of the national unity of Iraq."
Greedy Princess. On Thursday last week, a California court ruled to release on bail 5 million. 42-year-old Saudi princess Meshael Alayban. She is accused of human trafficking and illegal retention of a person against his will. She is forbidden to leave the United States, transmits "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
One of the six wives of the Prince of Saudi Arabia illegally kept a maid in her Californian mansion. A year later, she managed to escape. A native of Kenya jumped on a bus and told passengers that she was a victim of a slave trade. One of her companions helped her contact the police.
The police descended into the house of the princess and found there four Filipinos.
It turns out that the owner of the house promised to pay servants 1,6 thousand dollars a month. However, Alayban took the documents from the workers, and paid them only 220 dollars - for work without days off.
Now the princess’s lawyers insist that the housekeeper misunderstood the contract.
If the princess is proven guilty, she faces up to 12 years in prison.
"Prisoner X". Information appeared on the third in a row, but the first in chronology, a secret prisoner in an Israeli prison. About him told the former head of the intelligence services of the country Shlomo Gazit, reports "RT".
Gazita’s statement is quoted by the newspaper Haaretz: “Thirty-five years ago, during my time as head of the Israeli intelligence, I approved the detention of Prisoner X in complete isolation from the outside world.”
The retired general did not disclose the motives that prompted him to tell about the prisoner.
Has Israel hit Syria from a Turkish base? According to an unnamed source of the channel "RT"Israel used the Turkish military base to launch recent missile attacks on Syria. Turkey came under suspicion when the American media reported last week that on July 5 the Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian base in Latakia.
The attack on the large Syrian armory in Latakia became known shortly after the Syrian Liberation Army announced that the rebels were not responsible for this airstrike that destroyed the Yakhont anti-ship missile storage. “This was not the goal of the SSA,” said the representative of the Supreme Council of the Army, Kasem Saadeddin. “This was not an attack done by the rebels.” The militants believe that the attack was carried out with the help of modern weapons that Israel may possess.
Last Saturday, the US official anonymously confirmed Israel’s involvement in the bombings.
The British newspaper The Sunday Times reports that during the attack, Yakhont P-50 anti-ship missiles were destroyed before 800. That they were the target of the attack, according to journalists of the publication. They believe that Israeli submarines struck.
Israel refused to comment on the situation, and Premier Netanyahu on CBS television said: “My policy is to prevent the transfer of Hezbollah’s dangerous weapons in Lebanon, as well as to other terrorist groups. And we support this policy. ”
If Israel’s involvement in airstrikes is proved, they will be the fourth known case of Syria’s Israeli attack this year.
Additionally on this topic on the channel "RT" - in Reporting Floors Sleer.
About economic sanctions and military threats. In an interview with American television, the Israeli Prime Minister did not rule out that his country would have to take independent steps in order to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, reports RIA News".
Netanyahu warned that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would not abandon the nuclear project, and called on the world community to tighten sanctions and support them with the threat of the use of military force.
“The new president in Iran criticizes his predecessor for being a wolf in a wolf's skin. His strategy is to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Smile and build a bomb ... They are getting closer and closer to the bomb. It is necessary for them to make it clear that this will not be allowed to happen, ”said the Israeli Prime Minister in the program“ Face the Nation ”on CBS.
Netanyahu added: “Our watches run at different speeds. We are closer (to Iran) than the US, and more vulnerable. Therefore, we will have to decide how to stop Iran, perhaps earlier than the United States will do. As Israeli Prime Minister, I am ready to do everything necessary to protect my country from a regime that threatens us with destruction. ”
When asked if the decision would be made whether to attack Iran or not, the Prime Minister replied: "I will not wait until it is too late."
Turkish protests. On the night of July 14, large-scale clashes between demonstrators and the police took place in the largest cities of Turkey. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
Dispersing the demonstrators, the police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. About a thousand protesters in Istanbul tried to get to Taksim Square, but were stopped near Istiklal Boulevard.
According to Deutsche Welle, on the approaches to Taksim, demonstrators and journalists were attacked by people with wooden clubs - Erdogan’s supporters are supposed to.
According to Turkish bloggers, in Ankara, about a hundred people were injured as a result of police actions in Kyugyul Park.
RIA "News"Quotes the participants of the protest action in Ankara:" The police, which exists on our own taxes, attack the same people, and throw grenades not into the air, but into people, to defeat. It is unthinkable. I want to think that there are good people among the policemen, but with each and every one of their unreasonably tough attacks on us, this is less and less believed. ”
Sinai: bus explosion. At least two people were killed and 17 was injured when an improvised explosive device exploded on a bus carrying workers to the north of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, local media reported. Doctors, according to journalists, do not rule out that the death toll from the explosion may increase: many victims are in critical condition, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Raphael Daminov.
The blast came late last night not far from Al-Arish airport. According to intelligence, the purpose of the terrorists were military facilities that drove the bus.
The British police became involved in "countering terrorism". The British police, taking advantage of local anti-terrorism laws, seize mobile phones at border checkpoints "from thousands of innocent travelers." Then the guards order copy with them the personal data of the owners and store this information. This tells "Voice of Russia" with reference to the Daily Telegraph.
How many people are thus “checked”? It turns out that the police on the way to the UK selectively "stop and check" every year up to 60 thousands of people - in accordance with the law on countering terrorism of the year 2000.
"Law enforcement officers are not even required to prove the existence of reasonable suspicions to master the device, and information can be held as long as necessary," the newspaper writes.
Where and what comrade Snowden hides data. Edward Snowden has secret documents with the schemes of the activities of the NSA. In the files, this activity is described in such detail that having access to them can avoid wiretapping by the American intelligence service or start such surveillance itself. About this in Rio de Janeiro, said yesterday journalist Glenn Greenwald, who previously published exposing articles based on information received from an informant.
As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Igor Varlamov, in an interview with the Associated Press, G. Greenwald said that Snowden had “thousands of documents”.
Also, Glenn Greenwald said that the ex-CIA officer posted secret information about the work of US intelligence in network storages around the world, reports "Voice of Russia" with links to RIA Novosti and ITAR-TASS.
Snowden has an impressive amount of data, the publicity of which can seriously harm the US government, the journalist said in an interview with the Argentinean newspaper Nacion. Moreover, this damage can be done in one minute: “Snowden has enough information to damage the American government in one single minute more serious than it was possible to do to anyone before.”
According to the British journalist, before escaping, Snowden saved the data in network storages all over the world. Greenwald says: "The American government should pray daily that nothing will happen to Snowden, otherwise the entire amount of data will be made public, and for the US it will be worse than a nightmare."
On the website of the Guardian, Glenn Greenwald commented on his own interview with Nacion as follows: “The often repeated assumptions about Snowden’s intention to damage the United States are completely neutralized by the fact that he has documents that can quickly and seriously harm the United States, but he did not publish none of them. "
“When he (Snowden) handed us the documents, he consistently insisted that we apply a rigorous journalistic approach, deciding what information to publish in the public interest, and what information to hide based on the conclusions that the harm from their distribution outweighs public importance,” Greenwald added. . - If he wanted to harm the United States, he could sell all these documents for a large amount of money or make them indiscriminately public or transfer them to a foreign opponent. He did none of this. ”
A British journalist clarified that he "does not have access to the" insurance documents "prepared by Snowden in case of his own death.
According to Greenwald, he has maintained contact with Snowden for six months. Earlier, he told the Washington Daily Beast that his American friend had sent encrypted electronic folders with his archive to “several people”. The recipients do not have access to folders: they do not know passwords. However, “if anything happens to Edward Snowden, then, as he himself told me, he arranged everything so that they get access to all the archives,” Greenwald said. The journalist mentioned that there are a lot of people who received the archive, and they are located all over the world.
Who live in Britain is good. A report published by the UK immigration service dispelled the myth of the difficulties of immigrant life. This tells "RT".
Foreigners, as it turned out, get the best education and prestigious jobs.
According to a survey conducted by the National Statistics Center of the UK, 21% of visitors work in banks, financial institutions or the insurance industry. Only 17% of Britons find work in these areas.
Statistics data show that about 20% of immigrants are employed in highly skilled professional work, and 19% - elementary forms of employment. Among the British, the corresponding percentage is 18% and 13%.
In the Bundeswehr - hundreds of right-wing radicals. The German military counterintelligence service (Amt fur den militaerischen Abschirmdienst, MAD) last year discovered about 400 extremists in the German army. Spiegel writes about this with reference to an interview with the head of MAD Ulrich Birkenheier of a German state radio station.
As transmits RIA News", about three hundred identified extremists hold right-wing views, and about fifty servicemen share radical Islamist views.
The head of MAD believes that "the main problem lies in the realm of right-wing aspirations." Young people (18-25 years) are susceptible to right-wing extremist views. They consider the Bundeswehr attractive, “since a specific structure prevails there”. It is interesting that the same Birkenheier does not consider the left-wing radicals a problem for the German army: these people "are traditionally not so obsessed with the Bundeswehr".
According to the head of MAD, additional laws should be passed to screen out people with extremist views when they join the army. At the moment, the Bundeswehr can not get rid of an extremist immediately after its detection. The leadership of the army must first prove in court the commitment of a soldier to radical ideologies.
Spouses Full House: will there be an exchange? Andreas and Khaidrun Anshlag, convicted in Germany for espionage in favor of the Russian Federation, are preparing to exchange for someone from the Western agents, serving time in Russia, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to Kommersant.
According to an unnamed source in the Russian power structures, the consultation process on the possible exchange of the Anshlagov was launched after the verdict was passed on July 2. Reports on the preparation of the exchange were confirmed by Horst Dieter Petchke, the lawyer for the Notices.
According to German media reports, the German authorities were ready to exchange the Forms-Out Signs for two people convicted in Russia for spying for the “friendly Germany”, even before the trial. The possibility of such an outcome of the case was allegedly discussed during the meetings of the President of Russia and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. But Russia refused such an option.
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov reports on negotiations between the heads of Russia and Germany on the exchange of the Anshlagov denied “The topic of the fate of the Anshlag spouses was not raised during the meetings of Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel,” he said in an interview with Kommersant.
The end of shale euphoria. The French president said that the Fifth Republic will not develop shale gas, despite its rich reserves. This state of affairs will continue until the politician leaves his current post; "Vesti".
F. Hollande noted that the hydraulic fracturing technology causes great harm to the environment: “I want to remind you that in the case of this gas we are not talking about any Eldorado. Some, of course, think that way, but the development of shale gas is fraught with enormous risks and consequences for nature. We have the example of the United States. ”
Rare, let us add, a speech in which the French president refused to take a bad example with the United States.
However, another news nevertheless brings Hollande closer to his overseas counterpart.
How booed Hollande. On July 12, a military parade dedicated to Bastille Day took place on the Champs Elysees in Paris. National holiday overshadowed the incident: opponents of same-sex marriage booed Francois Hollande, reports "RT" with reference to "La Libre".
Monsieur Hollande moved in an open car. He was accompanied by a deafening whistle of opponents of same-sex marriage. Other citizens who were dissatisfied with the government’s economic policy joined the latter.
On the Champs Elysees, activists brought posters with anti-presidential slogans. One of the posters depicted a classical family, embodying the perception of traditional relations by the French.
Hello Greece and Lithuania from the Rosselkhoznadzor. Since July 15, the Rosselkhoznadzor has imposed temporary restrictions on the import of meat and dairy products from Greece. As the assistant to the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Alexey Alekseenko, said, during the inspection of Greek enterprises for the production of finished meat and dairy products, the specialists of the department found violations of the veterinary and sanitary requirements and norms of the Customs Union and Russia. Identified cases of use for the production of finished meat and dairy products of raw materials produced by enterprises that do not have the right to export products to the CU states, transfer "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS. Rosselkhoznadzor imposed restrictions on the import into Russia of products from all enterprises in Greece.
From today, Russia also suspends imports of chilled pork and beef from Lithuania. This is due to the failure to fully comply with the veterinary and sanitary requirements and norms of the Customs Union and Russia. We are talking about three Lithuanian enterprises inspected in May (restrictions are temporary).
India’s nuclear program is undermining the West. In the near future, the Supreme Court of India may allow the launch of the Kudankulam NPP. This station was the subject of loud scandal. Correspondent "RT" Alexey Yaroshevsky tells what motives drive the protesters against its construction.
The first power unit of the Kudankulam NPP was planned to be commissioned as early as 2011, but the fishermen considered the NPP a threat to the environment, and the Indian court did not give permission to launch. The protesters claimed to act out of their own convictions.
However, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused the West of trying to undermine the country's nuclear program: “The nuclear energy development program has faced difficulties because non-governmental organizations (mostly, I believe, based in the US) do not take into account the fact that our country needs increase electricity production. "
Non-governmental organizations supported other protests against Indian projects and developments. Meanwhile, US officials deny Washington's participation in the suspension of Indian projects.
However, William Robinson, a professor of sociology and global studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, said: “The State Department and the US Agency for International Development are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to finance a number of nongovernmental organizations — in theory, to promote democracy. These organizations are the tip of the iceberg, the visible part of a much more extensive plan of the United States and other Western countries or the transnational elite. India will suffer the same fate as all other countries in which these non-governmental organizations are established. ”
Now the Indian government does not frighten such prospects. The amendments to the law on 1976 on the activities of foreign agents adopted in May establish that non-governmental organizations receiving money from abroad cannot participate in the political life of India. Bank accounts of more than seven hundred such organizations are frozen.
In the United States began mass protests against racism. Representatives of the African American population of the United States are preparing to organize mass protests. The motive is the demand for a review of the acquittal in the case of George Zimmerman, whom the jury of Sanford, Florida, on the eve of the court found innocent of manslaughter of 17-year-old black teenager Treyvon Martin. This tells correspondent ITAR-TASS Daniel Studnev.
Roslyn Brock, head of the National Association for the Advancement of the United States Colored Persons (NAACP), said: “Unfortunately there is no justice for Treyvon Martin and his family. We urge the Ministry of Justice to immediately investigate violations of the civil rights of the murdered teenager. ”
Congressman Hakim Jeffries said: “Once again, our judicial system could not make a fair decision in a racially tinted case, where the injured party was cold-bloodedly shot by a black teenager Zimmerman. The Ministry of Justice should immediately investigate. ”
The protest starts in 13: 00 local time (21: 00 Moscow) in Harlem, then black residents of Bronx and Brooklyn will join the protesters. Performances will also be held in Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Antonio and other cities of the country.
The police of these cities are on high alert.
As recalled "RT"According to some sources, police officers shoot rubber bullets and drive “autobags” to the gathering grounds of protesters who blocked traffic on one of the highways of Los Angeles on Sunday evening.
14 July thousands of people took to the streets of the cities to protest against the acquittal verdict of the court in the case of George Zimmerman. In Los Angeles, clashes began because marchers began throwing bottles at policemen.
Similar actions are held in San Francisco, Boston and several other US cities. There are calls for murder, and protesters burned the American flag in Auckland. The role of a catalyst in the conflict was played by the statement of Barack Obama, who called for respect of the court decision.
The black population of the country believes that the killing of a teenager was committed on the basis of racial hatred, and intends to seek justice.
Browder and Magnitsky: guilty. On this topic - a new review of Western newspapers from "Foreign Press".
A Russian court on Thursday sentenced in absentia William Browder, manager of the Hermitage Capital Management fund, to nine years in prison for tax evasion, and also posthumously convicted his lawyer, Sergey Magnitsky, “in the case file, which, according to critics, symbolizes Russia's disregard for the legal process, ”writes The Wall Street Journal.
This is “a wake-up call to those who are fighting corruption in Russia,” said Maya Kochiancic, a spokeswoman for the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, in a statement. She added that the verdict "does not give an answer to real questions about the death of Magnitsky."
As for Browder, a British citizen living in London, he condemned the verdict, noting that “he will enter history as one of the most disgraceful moments for Russia since the epoch of Joseph Stalin. ”
“The worst thing in today's sentence is the pain that the Russian government is willing to maliciously inflict on the grieving family of a man who died for resisting government corruption and police abuse,” said Mr. Browder, stressing that he will continue to fight for justice on behalf of Magnitsky.
In the commentary on the results of the process in Der Spiegel, Benyamin Bidder assigns a significant place to Magnitsky's lawyer, Nikolay Gerasimov.
“Stories about the legal profession in Russia are filled with heroes: the intrepid lawyers in this country are fighting back against the state,” writes the author, referring to the lawyers of the “murdered journalist” and the disgraced oligarch Khodorkovsky. “Gerasimov is also a lawyer, but not a hero. And from the very beginning he did not want to get involved with the dead man from the prison cell. But the judge appointed him a public defender. At the beginning of each day of the hearing, lawyer Gerasimov asked the judge to release him from this duty. ”
“Dead in the dock. Defender who does not want to defend. The prosecutor, who (so as not to jeopardize the process), behaves as if he is driven only by a concern for the rehabilitation of the defendant, ”says the observer.
The key to understanding the "balagana" - in London, and his name - William Browder. Hermitage Capital “turned large-scale securities transactions through tiny firms in the Russian republic of Kalmykia. These firms received benefits for hiring disabled people. In those days, it was a favorite method of optimizing taxes for many Moscow businessmen. Just in the case of Browder, the prosecutor's office took the trouble to prove that people with disabilities were hired only for sight, ”the article says.
"The last act of farce about Magnitsky", - so is the editorial article entitled "The Independent". The publication considers the outcome to be absurd: the one who unmasked large-scale corruption was himself found guilty of corruption, and posthumously.
The newspaper notes that, according to her information, even in the USSR they did not judge the dead. The world has once again been shown that there is no independent judicial system in Russia, and they reminded me how far Putin can go. What will be the consequences of the verdict? “Foreigners will become even more wary of joint business with kleptocracy, which is the modern Russian state,” the newspaper predicts. Foreign investment will be reduced, capital flight can accelerate. But, according to the publication, for Putin these are trifles, the main thing is that Russia has shown itself to be "strong."
In Russia, they will be less. Thanks to the new law against the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations, the number of foreign tourists in Russia can be reduced, writes “Deutsch Türkische Nachrichten”. Now LGBT will think carefully before going to Russia, notes "InoTV".
Deutsch Türkische Nachrichten stresses that the language of the law is blurry. Punishment can be followed for the demonstration of the rainbow flag, or even walking on the streets. And for the dissemination of information, an open demonstration or support for unconventional sexual orientation faces a fine of 100000 rubles, an arrest for 15 days and expulsion from Russia. The German Foreign Ministry posted a warning on its website for those who wish to travel to the Russian Federation, and the Foreign Minister criticized Russian law.
The Russian society, notes Deutsch Türkische Nachrichten, is held captive by old notions. The new law, the journalist continues, may also affect the Olympic Games in Sochi. LGBT rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, Boris Dittrich, sent a letter to the Director General of the International Olympic Committee, Christophe de Kepper, in which he criticized Russian law: “For many years, the position of Human Rights Watch is such that the Olympic Games to be successful when there is discrimination or a violation of human rights. ”
Russia inspired Australia. A law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors, similar to the Russian, should be adopted in Australia. This statement was made 62-year-old Laurie Rudd, sister of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, after returning from a trip to Russia, reports "Gay Star News".
“I believe that (in Australia) there should be a law that protects children from promoting homosexuality as a normal phenomenon. In Russia, trying to strengthen the institution of the family. And in the West, people do not seem to understand that our family institution is collapsing, "- quotes her words "InoTV".
At the same time, Ms. Rudd’s brother (he will lead Australia’s Labor Party in the November elections) is in favor of same-sex marriage. Laurie Rudd said she would not support Kevin.
Russian programmers have shown the highest class at the world level, or "kick in the ass." Egor Skvortsov ("Vesti") told that participants of the International Olympiad in Informatics returned to Moscow from Australia. In Brisbane, four Russian high school students took second place in the team event. The guys won three gold medals and one silver, skipping forward only the national team of the PRC. Two members of the Russian team agreed to accept prestigious technical universities without exams.
The World Olympiad in Informatics - two working days (five hours of the hardest mental work).
In the team - no more than four people; The maximum number of medals is also four. To achieve the highest result, each of the team members must win.
Other contenders go on tricks. China has put up not one, but three teams. To the main team added autonomous - Macau and Hong Kong, who earned awards in the Chinese piggy bank.
This victory of Russia is not the only one.
As Brian Jackson writes (itbusiness.ca; source of translation - "Translation"), in 2013, when there is no cold war, when the West and the East do not confront each other in the battle of ideas, and when it comes to the ability to solve problems ... "Russians just give us a kick in the ass."
At the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) of the Association for Computing Machinery, computer students from universities around the world measure themselves in a five-hour competition.
Competitions hosted ITMO University in St. Petersburg. The main prize was taken by the “home team”, and for the second year in a row and for the fifth time in the entire history of the competition - more than anyone.
Moreover, Moscow University and ITMO's competitor, St. Petersburg State University, are among the top dozen of the best.
ICPC is sponsored by IBM with 1997 of the year. The competition involves six continents. Every year, 300000 students all over the world compete in their school, and then at the regional level they compete for the right to participate in the world finals. The global competition showed that Western schools are lagging behind schools from Eastern Europe and China. This year, only one American team won medals. The last North American team that won this competition was the University of Waterloo team (1998 year). Many Western European schools and do not send their teams to the competition.
Brian Jackson notes:
“It must also be recognized that more people live in Eastern Europe and China than in North America. And students who, having passed the local and regional level, successfully get to the ICPC world finals, have already tested themselves in competitions with much more rivals. ”
So here it is in something, we add from myself. Just "live more people!" The West no longer knows how to whitewash itself. In the table among the thirteen best listed countries such as Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Perm), Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and China are listed. Canada and the United States are not there. However, there is no India, where people live more than in Russia. As for Ukraine, Belarus or Poland, the author of the material is not without purpose uses the concept of "Eastern schools" or writes about "Eastern Europe". Within the framework of the conditional boundaries of the latter, there are indeed “more people” living than in Poland or Belarus alone.
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