The Taliban will come to the aid of the Syrian "opposition". - "... death at the hands of a well-armed army of Bashar al-Assad." - Not true about the crash of the F-16? - Veterans of American politics give advice to Mr. Obama. - Rouhani criticizes Ahmadinejad’s policy. - Israel, reveal the truth to the world! - Israeli rocket can reach Russia. - “Our people were shot in the head ...” - Same-sex Britain. - The Ukrainian climate is not suitable for NATO. - In Argentina leaked data. - American laws undermine public safety. - In Colorado, are preparing to open the season of hunting for "drones". - Snowden turned to the FMS. - The US scares Russia with problems. - Russian "spit on the United States." - Snowden was advised to get a bear on a leash. - Antarctic tricks. - Russia is rising.
The Taliban will come to the aid of the Syrian "opposition". Taliban militants began to arrive in Syria from Pakistan. These people join structures close to al-Qaeda and other Islamist groups, reports "RT" with reference to the British media. The goal of the Sunni militants is to destroy Shiite opponents in Syria, supported by Iran and Hezbollah.
“When our brothers need help, we provide it, we sent hundreds of our people to Syria,” one of the leaders of the Pakistani Taliban quotes the Times. "The beginning of the influx of fighters from Pakistan into the camp of the opposition is a new turn in the Syrian crisis," the newspaper said. “However, along with increasing pressure on government forces, an increase in the number of jihadists in the opposition can split it even more.”
Meanwhile, the press noted serious contradictions between Al-Qaida and the so-called "opposition."
As Daria Volkova writes (Utro.ru), Al-Qaeda intends to announce the creation of an Islamic state in Syria, living under Sharia law. This is reported by the Arab newspaper Al-Shark al-Ausat, citing a representative of the Free Syrian Army.
Militants are going to oust the SSA fighters fighting against government forces and seize territory on the Syrian-Turkish border. Islamists will take control of the flow weapons and ammunition that comes from Turkey, and at the same time will be able to dispose of the money raised for the smuggling of Syrian oil.
The “rebels”, on the other hand, declared that they were trying to prevent an attack by militants. The opening of the second front, according to them, will greatly weaken the fighters in the confrontation with the regime. Active actions from militants are expected at the end of Ramadan (August 8-9).
"... death at the hands of a well-armed army of Bashar al-Assad." SSA commander Salim Idris has accused the British Prime Minister of betraying Syrian rebels. The general made this statement in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. The reason for accusing Cameron of treason was his refusal to support the decision of the EU leadership to supply weapons to the Syrian opposition, reports 9tv.co.il.
David Cameron refused to support this decision with the words: “Everything is too complicated there to interfere. And besides, if we are not talking about such weapons, which we cannot supply for fear that it will fall into the wrong hands, our supplies will not give the opposition a decisive advantage. The conflict will only flare up even more. ”
Salim Idris said in response: “With his refusal, David Cameron actually condemns us to death at the hands of a well-armed army of Bashar al-Assad. Europe verbally supports us, instilling hope, but then refuses to help, and the farther away, the more it resembles a bad joke. I would really like to look the British Prime Minister in the eye. In addition, Cameron’s rejection dramatically increases the influence of al-Qaida among those who resist the Syrian regime. ”
Wrong about the crash of the F-16? In recent days, the world excite comments news Israeli strike on the Syrian military warehouse in Latakia. American journalist Richard Silverstein claims that the Israelis destroyed C-300 components in stock. Officials in the United States told CNN (anonymously) that the purpose of the strike was to neutralize Yakhont’s anti-ship missiles. The Sunday Times newspaper writes that the Israeli military used the Dolphin class submarine to launch an attack, firing medium-range cruise missiles. The goal indicated the same - missiles "Yakhont". An article on a hot topic was recently published by the site Veterans Today, reports "Rosinformbureau".
On July 8, Israeli media reported that F-50 crashed 16 kilometers off the coast of Gaza. The pilot and navigator managed to eject. The car made the usual training flight, when suddenly the pilots reported engine malfunction. The crew tried to deal with the problem, but then decided to leave the plane. Almost everything in this information is not true, writes Michael Chester, a military columnist for Veterans Today. The fact is that Israel really lost F-16.
And one more news, which was published by many publications: as a result of a missile hit by a Syrian C-300 system, the F-16 of the Israeli Air Force and a crew of two people were shot down. It happened 48 hours before the incident, which was written by Israeli journalists, about 650 kilometers from the stated fall site.
According to informed sources, the message about the downed aircraft off the coast of Gaza - disinformation. Its goal is to hide the loss of F-16 during the attack on the Syrian warehouse.
Chester cites several arguments: 1) C-300 are mobile rocket systems designed for rapid deployment; 2) C-300 components or the missiles themselves would not be stored in a vulnerable location; 3) highly qualified pilots (and Israel has any) are trained to bypass the air defense system. The IDF could have made an attack at 15-meter height, but now it’s going to go away ... "this is completely different."
“The death of one aircraft is still quite easy to hide. But it becomes obvious that in the event of a serious conflict, the air losses will be very large.
When the Syrians can fully deploy the C-300, the West’s plans for a bloodless ground operation will history».
When the Syrians can fully deploy the C-300, the West’s plans for a bloodless ground operation will history».
Veterans of American politics give advice to Mr. Obama. Veterans of American politics called on the US President to use exclusively diplomatic means in relations with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, reports Rosbalt.
“We urge your administration to use the present moment (electing a president in Iran) to begin a new phase of a bilateral and multilateral negotiation process with Iran, after taking office as a new president Rouhani, and to avoid any provocative actions that could narrow the window of opportunity for more moderate policies Tehran, "- said in a statement by American politicians, who quoted the portal Iran.ru.
The authors of the message nevertheless agree on the need to "use" sanctions against Iran.
The appeal of politicians appeared the next day after the Israeli Prime Minister demanded that the United States "stop Iran."
Rouhani criticizes Ahmadinejad’s policy. Vladimir Sazhin ("Voice of Russia") tells that Hassan Rouhani criticized the actions of his predecessor.
According to analysts, Rouhani has always been considered an opponent of discrimination against women, opposed the "Islamic dress code."
He also believes that the Internet should not be censored. Rouhani favors Facebook. He also proposes to broadcast the BBC news on Iranian television.
Here are his words: "My predecessors have forgotten what freedom and rights of the individual are."
In domestic politics, the president advocates “poly-frontality”. He believes that the unrest in society after the presidential election in 2009 was caused precisely by the fact that all the power in the state was concentrated in his hands the front of the radical conservatives.
Rouhani promised that he would develop a “Charter of Civil Liberties” and release political prisoners from prisons.
Speaking of foreign policy, Rouhani calls for “constructive engagement” with the world. He is ready to improve relations with both the West and the Arab countries.
Rouhani will be sworn in on August 3.
Israel, reveal the truth to the world! Eighteen Arab countries, including Syria, sent a letter to the United Nations with a request to contribute to the fact that the Israeli government provides a report on its nuclear weapons, reports channel "RT" with reference to the Associated Press.
The authors of the document are concerned that Israel has a deadly weapon that does not fall under the control of international organizations: "Israel has a nuclear potential that is not declared and therefore does not fall under international regulation, representing a constant threat to peace and security in the region."
Representatives of the Arab states intend to raise this issue at the IAEA summit in September.
Hamas tested another rocket. In recent weeks, Hamas conducted a series of tests of M-75 missiles. A rocket with a diameter of 203 mm, copying Iranian Fajar-5, is able to reach Tel Aviv and its environs, reports newsru.co.il.
As a result, Hamas made a significant step towards the restoration of the missile potential that existed on the eve of Operation Cloud Pillar.
Israeli rocket can reach Russia. According to political analyst Christopher Walker, the recent test launches of long-range missiles are a tacit warning to Russia, if we take into account Moscow’s support for the Syrian president, reports Mixednews.ru with reference to Press TV (Iran). A political analyst criticized the rocket launches by Israel against the background of unfolding events in the Middle East, calling them "saber-rattling".
The channel reminds that on Friday the Israeli military launched rockets from a base on the Mediterranean coast. A missile can carry a nuclear, chemical or biological warhead. With a range of five thousand miles, it is able to reach Russia.
Comrade Walker pointed out Russia's support for the Syrian government, noting that "the Russians, to put it mildly, cannot reconcile with the fact that they now, (and even earlier), are within the reach of Israel’s nuclear missiles."
Israel approved the request of Egypt. Israel approved Egypt’s request to deploy two infantry battalions to the Sinai Peninsula. The servicemen will be deployed in the Rafah area and El Arish, reports newsru.co.il.
Israeli observers say that Israel has forced chaos on the Sinai Peninsula to approve this request. The presence of such a large number of soldiers in the border area is not provided for by a peace treaty between the countries.
The Egyptian side justified the request by the need to step up the fight against terror, as well as to establish tighter control over the border with Gaza.
About the new Egyptian government. Hazem al-Bablaoui took the oath yesterday before interim President Adly Mansur as head of the transitional government of Egypt. The ceremony was held in the working residence of the head of state "Al-Ittihadia." At the same time, the ministers of his cabinet are sworn in, correspondent ITAR-TASS Dina Pyanykh and Dmitry Tarasov.
In the government - 35 ministers, including three deputy prime ministers. In the new government - three Christians (Copts) and three women. There is no representative from the Muslim Brotherhood in the office.
The “brothers” responded to the ceremony at the presidential palace, stating that the provisional government of Egypt was sworn in is illegal.
“Our people were shot in the head ...” A week after the overthrow of Mursi, there was a massacre of supporters of the ousted leader - allegedly during a sit-in protest at the "elite army base" in Cairo. Reported more than 50 dead and hundreds of wounded, writes Nyell Bradley (sott.net; source of translation - Mixednews.ru).
“Our people were shot in the head, the bullets were torn as they entered the body, turning internal organs and body parts to mush,” said the representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, Gekhad Hadad.
Military spokesman Ahmed Ali said that the security forces acted "in self-defense against armed men who attacked them from various points, including from the rooftops."
However, it is not clear who the shooters were, the journalist said.
Eyewitnesses say that the army fired tear gas and only fired warning shots. Fire to kill led "bandits" (in civilian clothes).
The identities of those who preferred the fire-to-kill policy may remain unknown.
“We saw them in Tunisia in 2011, we saw them in Iran in 2009, we saw them in Venezuela in 2002 and in Syria until today. Protesters are always shot indiscriminately - as a rule, in the head - in order to maximize mass panic and provoke civil strife. ”
The New York Times published several notes that shed light on this topic.
In the last presidential clock Mursi received a call from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of one of the Arab countries with the last offer to end the standoff with the country's top generals. According to the advisers, the Foreign Minister said he was acting as Washington's emissary, and asked if Mursi would agree with the appointment of a new prime minister and cabinet. The president responded in the sense that death is better.
Foreign affairs adviser Essam al-Haddad left the room and phoned US Ambassador Ann Patterson. When he returned, he said that he had spoken with national security adviser Susan Rice, and that a military coup was about to happen.
“Mom just said that in an hour all the games will end,” the assistant sent a text message with such text to the colleague, playing with the Egyptian nickname of the country's western patron, Mom of America.
According to the journalist, sniper executions serve one purpose: to create an “atmosphere of sufficient violence and instability” that will allow members of the ruling elite of Egypt and their brethren in the United States and Israel to destroy the dream of ordinary Egyptians about implementing self-government by the people.
Same-sex Britain. A bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in the UK, passed in the lower house of the British Parliament. Now he must receive a royal sanction, passes correspondent ITAR-TASS Grigory Zimenkov.
Critics of the bill in both houses of parliament believe that this step undermines the traditional concept of marriage, and its supporters appeal to the idea of equality.
How will this affect Russia? In July, the President of the Russian Federation signed a law prohibiting the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples. If the same-sex marriage law comes into force, residents of the UK will not be able to adopt Russian children.
Ukrainian Party "Freedom" on the relocation of the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy. As transmits "Correspondent.net", Minister of Defense of Ukraine Pavel Lebedev signed a directive on the transfer of the headquarters of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Sevastopol to Kiev. This was reported in the party "Freedom". Yury Sirotyuk, Member of Parliament from Svoboda, member of the parliamentary committee on national security and defense, said:
"Obviously, this step will not only weaken, but will undermine the military-political position in Sevastopol and the Crimea, will lead to a decrease in the level of combat readiness and combat effectiveness of the Ukrainian Navy."
According to the parliamentarian, the execution time of the directive of the minister is September-October. Svobodovets also said:
“Obviously, these hasty steps of the Kremlin resident testify to the authorities’ intentions to surrender Sevastopol and Crimea. Indeed, if there is a Black Sea headquarters in Sevastopol fleet The withdrawal of the leadership of the Ukrainian Navy from Sevastopol by the Russian Federation will mean the monopoly influence of the Russian fleet on the military and political situation both in Sevastopol and in the Crimea. ”
The Ukrainian climate for NATO is no good. In the west of Ukraine, where international “Rapid Trident - 2013” exercises are held under the auspices of NATO, dozens of military personnel were taken to hospital. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to "Komsomolskaya Pravda" in Ukraine. " In the Ministry of Defense of the Republic claim that the soldiers' malaise is associated with acclimatization.
Earlier in the press there was information that a half dozen Romanian servicemen got into the hospital due to “food poisoning of unknown origin”.
In Argentina, leaked data. The Argentine Foreign Ministry asked the country's prosecutor general to investigate the data leak. The secret services of an unnamed country got email addresses and access passwords of officials, diplomats and parliamentarians, reports "RT".
According to "Impulso Baires", the leak became known last week, during a meeting of the leaders of the Mercosur countries in Uruguay. A representative of one of the states presented an envelope to the Argentine Foreign Minister, which contained “about 12 pages with the names of officials, legislators, journalists and diplomats, their email addresses and the corresponding access passwords”. The Foreign Minister informed the President of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, who, in turn, ordered to inform the media about this.
These data were obtained by the secret services of an unnamed country in the course of investigating the facts of espionage against the authorities of this country. All secret information was transferred to representatives of a certain third state.
Earlier it became known that the US intelligence services gained access to the mailboxes of the Bolivian leadership. Evo Morales demanded a response from the US for espionage at the international level.
Comrade Maduro got married. The Venezuelan President married Cilia Flores, with whom he lived in a civil marriage for many years, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Sergey Sereda.
“In accordance with the law and the constitution, we with Silia yesterday legalized our relations,” said the head of state. “In my opinion, this was a wise decision, although we already had a soul together, but in this way we decided to set an example of strengthening family ties,” the president noted.
Nicolas Maduro and Celia Flores owe their relationship to Hugo Chavez, a correspondent writes. ITAR-TASS. Coming out of prison, where he was serving a sentence for attempting a military coup, Maduro became the personal driver and bodyguard of Chavez. It was then that he became acquainted with Cilia Flores, who was one of the lawyers who were seeking the release of the comandante.
Maduro and Flores were part of the leadership of the Fifth Republic Movement, which brought Chavez to power in 1998, then they became members of the National Assembly. Maduro in August 2006 left the post of Speaker of Parliament and headed the Foreign Ministry, and his common-law wife was elected Speaker and remained on it until January 2011, after which she became Attorney General.
American laws undermine public safety. The US attorney general, Justice Minister Eric Holder, said yesterday that self-defense laws lead to gun violence and death, according to correspondent RIA "Novosti" Alexey Bogdanovsky with reference to Politico.
The statement was made against the murder case of unarmed black teenager Treyvon Martin, who was shot dead in 2012 by George Zimmerman. The jury acquitted Zimmerman. The verdict provoked the protests of the African American community. Human rights organizations did not remain silent either.
“The time has come to question the laws that unnecessarily expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in residential areas. By allowing and, probably, encouraging violent escalation of situations in public, these laws undermine public safety, ”said Holder, speaking in Orlando.
According to him, as a result, many innocent people become victims. “We have to critically review the laws that cause more violence than they prevent,” the prosecutor general added.
In Colorado, are preparing to open the season of hunting for "drones". The town of Deer Trail in Colorado wants to obtain a license to protect its airspace, or rather, to shoot ... "drones." Residents have already compiled a 6-page petition, in which the UAV is called a threat to “traditional American ideas of freedom,” reports "RT".
546 lives in Dir Trail. Citizens intend to protect their airspace from the "drones" with rifles and pistols. Moreover, the remuneration for shot down "drones" has already been calculated.
For each UAV that has collapsed with damage to the wings or fuselage, the arrow will pay 25 dollars. But for those that were hit, but left almost without damage, the city authorities will pay 100 dollars. Downed drones will become the property of the city.
Hunting permits will cost as little as 25 dollars.
Claims about wiretapping. Human rights activists raise the issue of the unconstitutionality of the surveillance revealed by Snowden. Since mid-June in the United States registered five appeals to the court. The authorities will do everything to ensure that court cases are not developed, lawyers say, recalling that seventy lawsuits filed against the Bush administration, which also allowed itself to be tapped, were rejected, reports "RT".
However, lawsuits filed under the influence of Snowden’s disclosures have more chances than previous ones, because the public informer provided irrefutable evidence that citizens are being monitored. According to expert Stephen Wladek, the case of shadowing can be developed in court and turn into a lengthy clash between supporters of “security” and privacy, writes “Washington Post”.
Washington’s lawyer Stephen Bradbury warns that the plaintiffs can stand in the way of the plaintiffs: it will be difficult for them to prove that wiretapping caused concrete damage to them. And the main argument of Obama and the special services is to ensure the security of the country.
Snowden turned to the FMS. With the request to provide temporary asylum to the Federal Migration Service of Russia, Edward Snowden appealed. This was announced by a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, noting that he completed a meeting with an American at Sheremetyevo Airport, during which an appeal was made. About this tells Igor Savelyev (Utro.ru).
“He issued this statement with me, as there were a lot of legislative and legal issues, and this was his condition, so I came to meet him,” said Kucherena.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recommended Snowden, who had sought asylum in Russia the day before, to ask for help from the Federal Migration Service. The FMS said that they would consider the appeal of a runaway analyst in the manner prescribed by law.
At the end of last week, at a meeting with human rights defenders at the airport, Snowden announced the decision to seek political asylum in Russia. “I am able to accept only the offer of Russia because of the impossibility of departure. I will not take or plan actions detrimental to the United States. I wish the USA well, ”he said.
US scare Russia problems. White House spokesman Jay Carney said that “long-term problems” could arise in Russian-American relations if Moscow did not hand over Edward Snowden to the United States. According to the US official, the current situation could jeopardize economic ties and security relationships, the channel reports "RT".
“The Russian government has the opportunity to work with us. This (the Snowden case) should not be something that provokes long-term problems in relations between the United States and Russia, "said Carney, adding that the two countries are closely" related to each other on economic and security issues, and that the American side " wants to continue this relationship without consequences, which can lead to this case. "
Earlier, the United States criticized Russia for meeting Snowden with human rights defenders at Sheremetyevo Airport.
“Providing Mr. Snowden with a propaganda site runs counter to previous statements by the Russian authorities that they are in a neutral position and do not control his presence at the airport,” Carney said a few days earlier. A spokesman for Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, responded to this by saying that "no country in the world could refuse him at such a meeting."
Russian "spit on the United States." On Fox News, the chairman of the United States Internal Security Committee, Michael McCall, expressed the opinion that the Obama administration should put pressure on Russia so that E. Snowden would not receive political asylum. According to "RT"Congressman McCall said that Snowden betrayed the United States and continues to threaten America’s national security on a daily basis.
“He swore allegiance to the United States, and now he is trying to hide from our enemies. The very idea that he is in Russia ... I am sure that the Russians themselves are delighted with this. They are just making fun of US foreign policy, ”said the Republican on Fox News.
McCall also expressed confidence that the Russian side was pulling out secret information from Snowden, which in itself is a good test of US foreign policy, which, in the opinion of the congressman, America failed. “And I would appreciate the work that the administration has done at the moment,” he said.
In addition, as McCall thinks, Snowden contradicts himself, advocating for the protection of freedom and seeking asylum "in countries where freedom is violated."
Which countries are these? The Republican called them: Russia, China and Venezuela.
McCall also said: “I think that we should exert all possible pressure — economic, commercial. I think that “resetting” relations with Putin was a mistake. It is clear that in this case it does not work, because we do not have diplomatic leverage in the case of Russia. They spit on the United States. ”
I would like to add to this that in the USA, with their total tapping, dispersal of meetings, secret media monitoring, drones in the sky, inflated budgets of sixteen special services supervised by National Intelligence, and the wholesale purchase of DHS cartridges and plastic coffins, only one Statue remained from freedom - as dramatic a reminder of those free days, which, according to historical rumors, in the United States once had a place to be.
Snowden was advised to get a bear on a leash. The case of a former intelligence officer is devoted to a new review of Western newspapers from "Foreign Press". Here are other versions of how the situation with the former CIA officer may turn.
According to Vladimir Putin, he hopes that Snowden will leave Russia as soon as possible. This writes the Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Putin does not want to undermine relations with Washington.
The Americans “frightened all other countries, and no one wants to take it. And in this way they, in fact, blocked it themselves on our territory, ”Putin said.
V. Putin benefits from Edward Snowden's “whistleblower” case - he became the Kremlin joker in a party with the US and Europe, according to correspondents of “Le Figaro” Laura Mandeville and Jean-Jacques Mevel. A considerable part of the world community welcomes his revelations, but Lenin would cynically call him a “useful idiot”.
Even if the Russians themselves do not stand behind the act of Snowden, as long as they benefit from it in all respects, said a source in European diplomatic circles. In this spy scandal, too much remains unclear for the West to dare to publicly state that there is a “Russian trace” in it, but, as Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said, “this is suspicious, very suspicious.”
The revelations of Snowden allow the Russian regime, which protects Assad and the pursuit of "Pussy Riot", partly to restore moral authority, the authors of the article say.
“12 July 2013 was the greatest Cold War media event,” journalist Masha Gessen said in the International Herald Tribune blog. She is referring to Snowden's meeting with a group of Russians.
“In fact, representatives of genuine human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch were much less than representatives of agencies that are affiliated with the Kremlin and exist for the sake of conducting propaganda attacks,” the article says.
Snowden said at the meeting that he condemns the surveillance of the US government for the Americans. “Naturally, neither Snowden, nor a dozen people who recorded his statement under dictation, had no reason to mention that Russia routinely listens on the phones of Russian citizens, conducts round-the-clock surveillance of oppositionists and periodically publishes them with a hidden camera in the most private places,” - writes Hesse.
The journalist writes that "the Russian propaganda machine did not benefit as much from 1971, when Angela Davis was tried for murder."
In the German edition of Die Welt, Jacques Schuster writes that in Russia Snowden is not threatened by Washington using force, and predicts him “the fate of the British super spy Kim Philby who crossed into the Soviet Union in 1963 year, where he died 25 years later in full loneliness. "
Neither espionage on the Internet, nor espionage of some powers behind others is far from news, journalist Sheila Weller notes in the blog The Washington Post. The story of Snowden, in her opinion, has become similar to a television series.
Weller collected tips that different people give Snowden.
Astra Woodcraft, who was actually imprisoned by Scientology, advises Snowden: "Do not hesitate to hide in the ladies' room - perhaps there they will be looking for you last."
Circus actress Etrela Berozini recommends a trick used by her colleagues in Nazi Germany: “Buy a bear and a bright costume. When you drive a bear on a leash, nobody looks at your face. ”
Berozini has forgotten, let us add from her that bears on the streets are found here and there in Russia, and LGBT people, who are not favored by the main social masses, often flaunt their bright costumes.
Atlas Vision. The United States and the Russian Federation will hold in Atlas Vision joint military exercises in Europe, in which ground forces will be involved. Reports about it "Russian newspaper" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The exercises will consist of two parts. The first is a command and staff exercise at battalion level. The second is field maneuvers at the platoon level.
The exercise will be held in Auerbach (Germany) from 18 to 22 July.
Antarctic tricks. Russia may be blocking the vote on the creation of extensive marine reserves in the Antarctic, which is discussed by the participants of the meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Bremerhaven (Germany), reports "BBC".
CCAMLR brings together countries engaged in fishing in Antarctic waters. The participants in the meeting were supposed to vote for two proposals on the creation of vast marine protected areas, however, as representatives of the German delegation point out, Russia questions the legal basis for creating such areas.
The head of the biodiversity conservation program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Vladimir Krever, in an interview with the BBC explained that Russia at the last meeting of the commission had formulated a number of questions and rationales why she opposes the further development of Antarctic protected areas within those modes that were offered. “Answers to these questions, satisfying Russia, have not been received. That is, there is no reason for a change in position, ”said Comrade Krever.
Russia is not at all opposed to the further development of specially protected natural areas in the Antarctic, emphasizes Krever. However, the proposed options put Russia in an unequal position, depriving its water area for fishing for toothfish.
“The current proposals for the further development of this network of protected areas are not ecologically justified either by boundaries or by the proposed regimes, or by a number of other parameters. A number of countries have huge toothfish catch quotas in their exclusive economic zones on the territory of the Antarctic, ”the wildlife fund employee explained to the BBC.
Vladimir Krever draws attention to the fact that restrictions imposed on fisheries in Antarctica are mandatory only for countries that are part of the relevant agreement: “And many countries do not belong there. And it turns out that we are being urged to voluntarily give up fishing for marine bioresources, while they remain accessible to many countries - besides, you can just go swimming under the flags of third countries. If a country that is not a member of this treaty wants to start catching toothfish there, there are no legal mechanisms to prohibit it from doing so. ”
Cell phones for Roscosmos employees: one hundred thousand rubles a piece. Roscosmos enterprises purchased Russian-made M-663С telephones with protection against wiretapping. Each device cost the Federal Space Agency 100 thousand rubles, it transmits "RT" with reference to "Izvestia".
The phones will be used, in particular, by the employees of the Arsenal plant.
“The reason for this requirement has been the recent increase in secret information leaks, as well as the replacement of communications secret equipment in the Roscosmos system,” the Izvestia interlocutor explained.
The M-633C telephones are produced by Atlas Research and Development Center OJSC, which until 2008 was called the Atlas Research and Development Center of the FSB of Russia.
Russia is rising. The Russian economy ranked fifth in the top ten global economies with GDP at PPP (purchasing power parity) in 3,4 trillion dollars. In 2011, Germany bypassed Russia with 3,227 trillion dollars in GDP, while Russia's GDP was 3,203 trillion dollars. Earlier, in 2005, Russia ranked eighth in the World Bank rating, reports "RT" (translation source - Mixednews.ru).
In the first place - the United States (GDP at PPP 15,6 trillions of dollars); in the second, China (12,4 trillions of dollars); in the third - India (4,8 trillion. dollars); on the fourth - Japan (4,5 trillion. dollars); in the fifth, Russia (3,4 trillion. dollars). Germany is on the sixth list (3,3 trillion dollars).
The report was published last week in the annual GDP ranking.
The World Bank also updated the ranking of countries in terms of gross national product per capita. In it, Russia got into the block of nations with “high income” - with the annual income of an individual in 12.616 thousand dollars or higher.
The World Bank rating is different from the IMF rating. In the latter, the Russian economy is the eighth with 2 trillion dollars in GDP.
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