“The smell of kerosene, yes? My wife always complains about it. - He laughed.
“You will never wash his daughter”.
R. Bradbury, F451
“You will never wash his daughter”.
R. Bradbury, F451
Dochista not wash. On the on your website Oles Buzina writes:
“The Stop Censorship movement spread a statement that did not surprise me, but surprising to the community with the title:“ Mikhail Pogrebinsky, Oles Buzina, Vyacheslav Pikhovshek, Alexander Chalenko, Vladimir Skachko, Maxim Ravreba, Vladimir Petrov, Darka Chepak and others should become personas non grata for the media space of Ukraine ".
Oles Buzin. Photos from the author's site
Comrade Buzina explained that the "saboteurs" demanded that the owners of the media should not allow the above-mentioned persons "to go on air, to the pages of print and well-known online media." The journalist continues:
“Don't you understand that there is no opinion of“ right ”and“ wrong ”? There is only freedom of speech - one of the basic democratic values. My position is modest - a special correspondent for the newspaper "Today." More honestly, I never wanted to. I hate to command, advise, prohibit and delete. I prefer to analyze and do it as much as I can. I would venture to make the following prediction: if today you are demanding to ban your former colleague on “Stop Censorship” Darku Chepak, then tomorrow you will have to look for a new victim amongst yourselves. After all, you again want someone to "eat" and "influence" on someone. Just like the “old Bolsheviks” whose monuments are being destroyed in Ukraine today. ”
A little earlier, “stop-takers,” who, we add, will soon begin to resemble firefighters from Ray Bradbury’s book “451 degrees Fahrenheit”, science fiction author Lukyanenko, engaged in prohibitive ideas in Russia, distinguished himself by censorship innovations.
Under the pseudonym "Doctor Pillkin" he wrote in your "LJ" following angry lines:
“Well, for Ukrainian science fiction writers. For some, and they know perfectly well to whom I am addressing ... Glorify the fighters of the Maidan and wear them cakes, imbeciles. But if at least one of the literary “people” who glorified the Maidan and maydanutyh, writing at the same time in Russian and printing in Russia, wants to appear at Russian conventions, I will be against it. He wants to publish in Russia - I will do my best to prevent it. Be consistent, bastards! I now do not go to Ukraine, I do not participate in Ukrainian conventions, I forbid translating my books into Ukrainian. I recommend that you stick to the same rule. Good?"
We will single out the key: “... will want to appear at Russian conventions, I will be against it. He wants to publish in Russia - I will do my best to prevent it. ”
This can be explained by the firm political position of Mr. Lukyanenko, and you can try to explain, for example, by an attempt at self-praise or by a keen desire to eliminate competitors from the thorny road to the stars. We will not try to explain. We do not care now because we are talking about something else. What is important here is the fact that the writer is eager to “prevent” someone, to be against. It is important that the initiative of Mr. Writer is in essence no different from the proposal of the Ukrainian movement “Stop Censorship”, acting directly according to the ridiculous and terrible canons of the postmodern world, with surprising accuracy predicted by Bradbury.
“... Stoneman and Black both at once, as if on cue, snatched the books of the statutes from their pockets and laid them in front of Montag. In addition to the rules, they were given a brief история fire brigades of America, and now the books were opened on this very familiar Montagu page: “Founded in 1790 year to burn pro-English literature in the colonies. The first fireman - Benjamin Franklin. Rule 1. Check out the alarm immediately. 2. Quickly light a fire. 3. Burn everything to the ground. 4. After completing the task, immediately return to the fire station. 5. Be ready for new alarms. ”
By the way, there is already the first result of the prohibitive policy proclaimed by Lukyanenko. More precisely, not the result, but a side effect. Books fiction burned in Belarus.
In the Sevastopol Park of Minsk several Internet activists publicly burned the books of Sergey Lukyanenko, the correspondent writes "Gazety.Ru".
For several days on social networks, Belarusian users discussed the “anti-Maidan” statements of Lukyanenko and his insults to Ukraine and Ukrainian science fiction writers, as well as a proposal not to let Ukrainian writers into Russian conventions, the author notes.
The initiator of burning books Lukyanenko - Belarusian blogger Yevgeny Lipkovich. He motivated the burning of the fact that "the writer Lukyanenko imposes false values."
“I burned his book“ Chistovik ”with a heavy heart, because, unlike Chergints Lukyanenko, it’s still a writer. Though mediocre, who, of course, will not survive himself, but nevertheless it is not a shame of the country, like Cherginets, ”Lipkovich told“ Gazeta.ru ”. - They asked me if it reminds of the Nazi actions. I replied that there was such a brilliant writer Bohumil Hrabal, a Nobel Prize nominee, very much beloved in the Czech Republic. But as soon as he at some point supported the elections to the local Czechoslovak Supreme Council, saying that they were democratic and free (and this was during Soviet times), as students immediately burned his books on the Wenceslas Bridge. In addition, I said that Lukyanenko is not protesting against the publication of Knut Hamsun’s books in Russia, who supported Hitler, or against the publication of the Goebbels novel. And he calls Ukrainians fascists and prohibits the translation of his books into the Ukrainian language. So I draw attention to the log in their eye. After all, I cannot demand that Zhirinovsky’s mother should have an abortion in retrospect. ”
The publication notes that the Belarusian law enforcement agencies did not intervene in the action to burn the books of Lukyanenko - despite the fact that Lipkovich’s blog is on the list of network resources prohibited in the republic.
“The smell of kerosene, yes? My wife always complains about it. - He laughed. “You will never wash his daughter”.
Mr. Lukyanenko can be offered in parallel to compete with Hollywood products. American actors - Clooney, for example - were also noted in the struggle for the Maidan democracy. It is necessary to prohibit, no doubt. Sorry, "interfere." And in general - here you whole list.
Illegal game. “All to the Maidan!” - urges the upcoming multi-user online strategy. The player is invited to "return to Ukraine its former greatness." He writes about it "Reedus".
The general director of the publishing and trading house Ethnogenesis, Konstantin Rykov, is preparing to launch an online strategy based on the War project. The game will allow everyone to go back to the near future of Ukraine - in the 2017 year. According to the game scenario, Ukrainians are waiting for "chaos and anarchy." Neither the president, nor the Rada, nor the government. We will have to confront the "NATO troops" and "battalions" of other players.
The players will be available medical sisters, suicide bombers, mercenaries, shock cars and the T-80 tank.
The launch of the game is expected 6 March. On the morning of February 28, 24500 people registered as one of the first settlers of “Maidan” to start.
The Ukrainian Moral Commission called this online game illegal. The main claim of the Ukrainian authorities: the statement about the inevitability of the outbreak of civil war, for which "there are no prerequisites."
Yatsenyuk and his government. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the proposal of the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk to appoint members of the new government, writes "Voice of Russia" with links to RIA "News, Interfax and ITAR-TASS.
According to the Acting President Alexander Turchinov, most of the heads of ministries do not belong to any of the political parties. Vitaly Yarema was appointed first deputy prime minister, Alexander Sych deputy prime minister, Vladimir Groysman, deputy prime minister, head of the ministry of regional development and housing and communal services, and Ostap Semerak, minister of the Cabinet of Ministers.
We list some of the newly elected. The head of the Ministry of Health approved Oleg Musiy, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - Arsen Avakov, acting. Secretary of Defense - Admiral Igor Tenyukh, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs - Andrei Deshchitsa; Head of the Ministry of Finance - Alexander Shlapak; Head of the Ministry of Economy - Pavel Sheremet; Head of the Ministry of Education and Science - Sergey Kvit; Head of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy - Yuri Prodan. Deputy Prime Minister Boris Tarasyuk will be in charge of European integration.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada approved Arseniy Yatsenyuk as head of the Cabinet. For this decision 371 voted MP from 417 registered in the courtroom. After the vote, Turchinov signed the decree and asked Yatsenyuk to take his place in the government box.
It is noted that the coalition “European choice” was formed in the parliament of Ukraine, which included 250 deputies.
The parliamentary majority was formed from representatives of the Batkivshchyna, UDAR, Svoboda factions, the Economic Development, Sovereign European Ukraine deputy groups, etc.
The faction "Party of Regions" announced its resignation to the opposition.
"Only the rush is needed when hunting for fleas ..." According to Anna Sergeeva ("New Region"), the new leadership of Ukraine will sign an agreement with the European Union on association before the presidential elections scheduled for 25 in May. The required documents will be signed by A. Turchinov. About this in the Verkhovna Rada said the head of the parliamentary committee on European integration Gregory Nemyria. He reported:
““ We remember that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (headed by Mykola Azarov) on the eve of the Vilnius summit decided to suspend negotiations on signing an association agreement with the EU. This caused protests, people took to the streets, demanding to continue this process. Given that only the parliament today in Ukraine is the only legitimate authority, assumed all the responsibility for making decisions, our task will be to develop a clear position on the resumption of the negotiation process with the EU. So that this year we can ensure not only the completion of the first phase of the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU, but also the implementation of the second phase, which involves obtaining biometric passports for our citizens (the possibility of visa-free crossing of the Schengen zone borders). ”
Nemyria added that the European side will soon hold consultations with Russian colleagues. The main goal of the consultations is to ensure that Russia does not follow a harsh negative reaction to the signing of an agreement with the European Union. According to the deputy, the meeting at the level of the EU and the Russian Federation on this issue will be held on 12-13 in March, and European experts are ready to respond to their Russian colleagues on all their concerns about Ukraine’s accession to the agreement.
So, we add from myself. Russia has not yet officially declared anything to the European Union, and its answer is already ready. That is what we understand - the top diplomacy of diplomacy!
Protected Yanukovych. Viktor Yanukovych made a statement in which he said that he still considers himself the head of Ukraine, and asked Russia to ensure his safety from the actions of the “extremists” who seized power in the country, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to Interfax.
Yanukovych noted that he and his associates were threatened with violence. He called for a return to the situation in Ukraine in the legal mainstream and added that he considers himself the legitimate head of state. “I am convinced that under these conditions all the decisions made will soon prove their inefficiency and will not be implemented,” he said.
Viktor Yanukovych’s request for his personal security was granted in Russia. This was stated by an anonymous source in the power structures of the Russian Federation, reports "Interfax". Where is Viktor Yanukovych, is unknown, said "Lenta.ru".
The press reported that Yanukovych could be in a monastery on the territory of Ukraine, at the Russian base in the Crimea, on Mount Athos in Greece or in the Barvikha sanatorium near Moscow. A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that he did not know where Yanukovich was now.
"Ribbon" reminds that V. Yanukovych is on the international wanted list. The Ukrainian court decided to detain him on suspicion of mass killings of protesters.
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February 28 ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych will hold a press conference in Rostov-on-Don. As reported in Yanukovych’s entourage, the venue of the press conference, which will begin in 17: 00, will be announced later. He writes about it Interfax.
The ex-president said that the Southeast and the Crimea do not perceive "powerlessness and actual lawlessness in the country." Also, the dismissed president said that he would fight to the end for a “compromise” Ukraine’s exit from a deep political crisis.
I collected things - undermined legitimacy. From now on, the United States does not consider V. Yanukovich as the head of the Ukrainian state. "He refused to perform his duties, collecting things and leaving Kiev, and such actions undermined his legitimacy," said White House spokesman Jay Carney, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev.
Mr. Carney recalled that the United States had previously expressed support for the decisions of the Verkhovna Rada on the appointment of the acting head of the Ukrainian state and the formation of a new government of the country. Carney expressed the hope that the new government "will be able to unite the Ukrainian people and restore order and stability in their country."
Switzerland will look for Yanukovych’s accounts to freeze them. The Swiss government will order to freeze the accounts of Viktor Yanukovych, if they are found in the banks of the country, reports RIA News" with reference to Reuters.
“The Federal Council decided to freeze any accounts of Yanukovich found in Switzerland,” representative of the Swiss government Andre Simonazzi told the agency in an e-mail.
Kravchuk, Kuchma and Yushchenko formed a trio. Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko accused Moscow of directly interfering in the affairs of their country as a whole and in the situation with the Crimea in particular. The statement of the ex-presidents is published by Ukrainskaya Pravda, writes Vadim Zlobin (Utro.ru).
“Russia, which has all along called intervention in the internal affairs of Ukraine the attempts of our international partners to resolve the situation politically, has now itself resorted to direct intervention in the political life of Crimea. The ideas of the representatives of the Russian State Duma to hold a referendum on the annexation of Crimea to Russia should be condemned as appeals to overthrow the constitutional order and the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, ”the document says.
Kravchuk, Kuchma and Yushchenko recalled that "Russia, along with Britain and the United States, are the guarantors of Ukraine’s sovereignty in accordance with international agreements."
Siberian volunteers. The Krasnoyarsk branch of the Rodina party, together with the Special Purpose Volunteer Movement in support of the army, fleet and the defense industry and the "Congress of Russian Communities" announced the formation of the Siberian Volunteer Regiment to protect Russians in Ukraine, reports IA "REGNUM".
“We fully share the call of the International Public Movement“ Slavic Anti-Fascist Front ”, created by representatives of Russian, Ukrainian and Slavic patriotic organizations and authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, about the inadmissibility of the spread of brown plague of neo-Nazism in the Slavic countries,” the message of the Krasnoyarsk branch of Rodina said. .
The party clarified that the Siberian volunteer regiment is being formed "to protect the security, rights, interests and freedoms of Russian citizens and Russian compatriots abroad."
Tatars from Tatarstan gave advice to the Crimean Tatars. The authorities of the Republic of Tatarstan and the World Tatar Congress appealed to the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine with an appeal for peace and harmony with the Russian population of Crimea. This was stated by the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, writes "BBC".
“BBC” reminds that around 20 people were injured on Wednesday in Simferopol. Protesters in support of the new government in Kiev, among whom were many Crimean Tatars, chanted: “Glory to Ukraine” and “Allah Akbar”. In response, representatives of the pro-Russian rally sang Russian patriotic songs and shouted "Russia" and "Gang - get out."
More on this in the "Military Review" was described in the review. "Klitschko against Yatsenyuk, or Ukrainian stakes are made".
Crimean negotiations. Negotiations by the Prime Minister of Crimea, A. Mogilev, with representatives of the detachment that seized the buildings of the government and parliament of Crimea, have ended. It is reported by the press service of the government of the ARC, reports "Lenta.ru".
Negotiations were held in the captured government building. “The participants of the meeting from the side of the invaders stated that they were not empowered to negotiate and make demands. Anatoly Mogilyov left them his contact numbers for further communication and settlement of the situation, ”the report says.
According to media reports, there are several dozen armed people in the captured buildings. According to information and. about. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, they have machine guns and machine guns.
Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev wrote on Facebook that the invaders called themselves "representatives of the self-defense of the Russian-speaking citizens of Crimea." They hoisted Russian flags over busy buildings. These people told the correspondent of the Russia 24 channel that they intend to let only the speaker and the lawfully elected deputies enter the parliament building.
Administrative buildings in Simferopol were captured early February 27 in the morning.
The appointment of Aksenov. A new deputy prime minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was appointed deputy of the Supreme Council of Crimea, leader of the Russian Unity party Sergey Aksyonov, said Interfax Olga Sunnikova, Head of the Information and Analytical Department of the Armed Forces Secretariat
According to her, 53 deputy voted for the appointment of Aksyonov. Sunnikova stressed that when appointing a new head of the regional government, the following rules were observed: Crimean speaker Vladimir Konstantinov introduced Aksyonov’s candidature in accordance with Article 136 of the Constitution of Ukraine.
Salnikova noted that the approval of the President of Ukraine for the appointment of the Prime Minister was received.
Aksyonov himself told journalists that Viktor Yanukovich remains the legally elected president of Ukraine, and also expressed hope for financial assistance from Russia.
"Interfax" recalls that on Thursday at an extraordinary meeting, the Crimean parliament dismissed the Council of Ministers of the ARC, headed by Mogilyov. 55 parliamentarians voted for this decision (in total 100 deputies are a part of the Supreme Council of Crimea).
It is also reported that the Crimean parliament adopted a resolution on holding a republican referendum on improving the status and powers of autonomy, in support of which 61 from 64 deputies voted.
According to the decision of parliamentarians, the referendum will be held on May 25. A question will be put to the vote: “The Autonomous Republic of Crimea has state independence and is part of Ukraine on the basis of treaties and agreements” (answers: yes or no).
And in addition to the material - another news.
From the city council of Sevastopol yesterday lowered the Ukrainian flag. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Interfax. The crowd that gathered outside the building greeted it with glee, media noted.
According to the agency, not a single state institution in the center of Sevastopol left Ukrainian flags.
Naryshkin: maintain integrity. Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said that Russia is still committed to preserving the territorial integrity of Ukraine, reports ITAR-TASS.
“We, of course, support the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” he told reporters yesterday.
Now, in his opinion, Ukraine "must resolve the issue of the form of government and the legitimacy of the authorities."
“I, first of all, as the chairman of the representative body of the country, I believe that any change of government should take place in accordance with the law and the Constitution. I say this not only about Ukraine, but also to any other country, ”emphasized Naryshkin.
“The change of power must take place within the framework of the law and under the influence of the force of law, and not such arguments as baseball bats, metal rods, paving stones and incendiary mixture,” he said.
As ITAR-TASS reminds, Naryshkin is in Ankara at the head of the parliamentary delegation, which visits Turkey.
Instructed to continue contacts. Vladimir Putin instructed the government to continue contacts with Ukrainian partners in the development of trade and economic relations. This was stated by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov, reported "Vesti".
It is also necessary to consult with foreign partners, including the IMF, to provide financial assistance to Kiev.
Bearing in mind the appeal of the leadership of Crimea on the provision of humanitarian assistance, the president ordered the government to work on this issue.
May Russia stabilize. Russia should be involved in the provision of international financial assistance to Ukraine. This was announced yesterday by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, reports ITAR-TASS.
“We are striving for Russia to take part in the efforts to stabilize Ukraine economically, since no one will win if this country (Ukraine) becomes bankrupt,” said Steinmeier.
About the causes and consequences. Oleksandr Turchynov warned that the country is close to default and needs 35 billion dollars in the next two years, Phil Levy writes in “Foreign Policy” (a source of short translation. - "Inopressa").
35 billion dollars - a huge amount, equal to about the annual budget of the US State Department for "foreign operations". It is clear that such money does not roll on the road.
What will it be - a loan or a gift? The loan would be less expensive and more traditional, and its very definition suggests the possibility of repayment.
Who will get the money? The government of Ukraine is temporary. If money is provided on credit, who will vouch for it?
What will the Western powers get for their money? They consider the investment justified only in that case, the author believes, if in exchange they find peace and stability in Ukraine and lead the country into the orbit of Europe. But what if in two years Ukraine will again remain with empty pockets?
The following note is devoted to the topic of money for Ukraine. Only her hero is much more specific than the journalist Levi.
The money will disappear. The new leadership of Ukraine is going to ask for money from the US, the EU and the IMF. Former US Ambassador to Kiev John Khorbst said in the program “Worlds Apart” channel "RT"that any financial assistance for the country will require careful monitoring.
Ukraine is in chaos: the new government is not formed, the territorial integrity of the country is under threat, in economic terms nothing has been done to prevent the danger of default. “We have no idea how much money Ukraine will need to get out of this crisis. Various figures were sounded, the last - $ 35 billion, ”the expert said.
He doubts that such a sum is really necessary. “Much more important is the size of the loan reform, which will have to accompany him. Because if the existing system in which corruption thrives continues, any help - from the West, the IMF or Russia - will disappear into someone’s pockets, ”the ex-ambassador said.
Grushko about one of the topics of NATO. NATO does not have and should not have any role in resolving the crisis in Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko told Itar-Tass following the results of the meeting of defense ministers of the 28 Alliance states and the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels, "Vesti".
“First of all, we paid attention to the fact that the Ukrainian theme in the series of NATO events was one of the central ones,” he noted. - The results of the events held in Brussels confirm that NATO does not and should not have any role in resolving the crisis in Ukraine. Any attempts to raise your profile, and even more interfere, will only create additional tension and warm the atmosphere. In this context, appeals to decisions of the Bucharest 2008 Summit of the Year and slogans of “freedom of choice” that ignore the constitutional provisions on the non-aligned status of Ukraine are particularly inappropriate. ”
“Of course, we paid attention to the statement of the NATO Council, which contains many provisions about the importance of the political process in the interests of all Ukrainian people, the need to respect the rule of law and human rights. But, no matter how much they listened, not a single participant in the Brussels events spoke words of condemnation of the actions of radical elements, incessant pressure and intimidation of representatives of opposition parties, journalists, attacks on the Russian language, interference in the affairs of the church, desecration of Orthodox churches and memorials. Western representatives were also expected to support the February 21 agreement, which is signed by the three foreign ministers of the three leading NATO member countries. Unfortunately, this did not happen, ”the Russian diplomat said.
The fate of the Russian language in Ukraine: Poland is indignant. Recently, the Verkhovna Rada abolished the law “On State Language Policy,” and now there are often calls for a total ban on the Russian language, media reported.
As noted "Vesti", the decision of the Ukrainian parliament was called a mistake abroad. This opinion is shared, for example, by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.
“The new government of Ukraine should clearly signal to ethnic minorities that they are welcomed to be part of the new Ukraine,” the minister said in an interview with CNN.
"In addition, Ukraine is a member of the Council of Europe, and this imposes on it obligations to protect minorities", - quotes the words of Sikorsky ITAR-TASS.
Jacek Protasiewicz: Germans are not supermen. Drunk Jacek Protasiewicz, one of the most senior European politicians (Vice President of the European Parliament), discovered the Germans in Germany.
As reported "Vesti" with reference to "Bild".
Protasevich took a luggage cart from an airport employee and headed for the exit from the building. The customs officers tried to make a remark to the Pole, and then he shouted: “Heil Hitler!” The Vice-President refused to show the passport to the representative of the authorities. Instead, he asked the German in uniform if he was in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Airport staff called the police. She put handcuffs on Protasevich and took him to the station.
A sober politician presented his version of events to the authorities. Yes, he drank a few glasses of wine on board. However, the behavior of the German customs officer was a flagrant violation of all international norms and agreements.
“One of the customs officers asked me to open the luggage. I agreed, but warned him that in this way he was encroaching on my diplomatic immunity. Then a German in boorish form demanded my passport. When I started to resist, he shouted: “Raus!” Then I wondered if he had ever been in Auschwitz, and if he knows what the given word can take, ”said Protasiewicz.
The politician said that he informed the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz about the incident. Protasevich said he was going to tell Germans in the European Parliament that they "are not supermen."
So, we add from myself. If it were not for the few glasses that Mr. Vice President of the European Parliament drank, the Germans probably would have remained in captivity of racial delusions.
For the murder of Lee Rigby. For the murder of an ordinary British army, Lee Rigby, which occurred in London on May 2013, the court sentenced the accused Michael Adeboladjo to life imprisonment. His accomplice Michael Adebovale will spend behind bars 45 years, passes "RT".
At the beginning of the announcement of the verdict, Adebolaggio and Adebovale raised a shout and grappled with the guards. The police put them on the ground and then took them out of the meeting room.
The judge noted that the convicts committed the murder in such a way as to cause the maximum resonance in the media. “He did nothing to do this to you.” You both drank in glory from the deed, ”he said, addressing the defendants.
The world community disgraced before the UN. Ban Ki-moon and earlier differed extravagant statements, but now he outdid himself.
The inability of the UN for three years to prevent the mass atrocities in Syria disgraces the honor of the international community. The UN Secretary-General said this yesterday at a memorial meeting at the headquarters of the world organization dedicated to the 20 anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Oleg Zelenin.
The Secretary General also said that the events of 1994 in Rwanda had become an “epic failure” for the international community. The administrative head of the United Nations expressed concern that 20 years after the events in Rwanda in many parts of the world still burn the flames of civil war: in South Sudan, in the Central African Republic, in Syria.
“Our collective failure to prevent atrocities in Syria for three years serves as a shameful accusation against the international community,” said Ban Ki-moon.
Let's translate from a diplomatic language: the international community supporting monsters in Syria by all available means is to blame for the fact that monsters have not yet destroyed all civilians. Otherwise it is difficult to translate. After all, Ban Ki-moon argued not on the Libyan or Iraqi themes. It was there that the international community famously accomplished its task.
The Middle Ages came to Rakka. In the Syrian city of Raqqa in the Euphrates, extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forced local Christians to pay the medieval head-pay tax — jizya. She besieged the male part of the population, said correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Zelenin.
Religious fanatics have established the following orders. Well-off non-believers who refuse to convert to Islam should pay tax in the 4 dinar (17 grams of gold), the less wealthy should pay half the price, and the poor should pay one dinar.
According to the general Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, a ban has been imposed on the reconstruction of destroyed churches and monasteries or the construction of new temples. It is not allowed to erect crosses above the domes, bell ringing, religious processions and any services outside the walls of the church are strictly prohibited.
If all these conditions are met, the leaders of the ISIL take the protection of local Christians and declare them to be the ward population - “Ahl Zimma.
Yes, and more. From now on, Syrian Christians in Raqqah cannot trade in wine and drink it in public. Wearing crosses on clothes, selling church books and utensils, eating pork is also prohibited. Christians are forbidden to have in the house weapon. Women are required to wear traditional Oriental clothing and cover their heads.
Well, the White House, add from yourself, admire the built democracy. Its carriers, by the way, plan over time to export the medieval model of cohabitation with Gentiles and morality and to Washington.
Human rights activists are engaged in Israel. Amnesty International accuses the Israeli armed forces of abusing violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. The report of the human rights organization assumes that some murders can be regarded as war crimes. This correspondent tells "RT" Paula Slier.
The 97-page report examines the actions of the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank in the 2011-2013. According to the data cited, Israeli soldiers illegally used force, which resulted in the death of a large number of Palestinians. And these incidents, according to some, can be regarded as war crimes.
Representatives of the Israeli army said that “Amnesty International” does not understand the situation on the ground: after all, at the same time, there was a noticeable increase in violence by Palestinians against Israeli soldiers.
However, the report says that 45 was killed by Palestinians who did not pose any threat to the military. In addition, it is reported that at least 261 people were seriously injured as a result of shelling, and 8 thousands were seriously injured due to the use of other military weapons, including rubber-coated bullets.
During the same period, only one Israeli soldier was brought to justice: he was sentenced to a year of imprisonment and five months of suspension from service.
Erdogan and bribe? In Turkey, the scandal continues with audio recordings of conversations attributed to Erdogan, according to "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
February 27 on the Internet has a new audio recording of a telephone conversation, presumably, the Turkish Prime Minister and his son Bilal. She was posted on the Web by an anonymous author, hiding under the pseudonym Haramzadeler and posting on Twitter and YouTube the information about disclosures of government corrupt practices.
This time we are talking about receiving a large bribe from local businessman Sytka Ayan, whom the cabinet ministers exempted from taxes for the construction of a new oil pipeline from Iran.
The entrepreneur, as expected by the interlocutors on the record, was going to offer 10 million US dollars. Erdogan in the conversation advised his son to abandon this amount and demand more. Officially, the record is not confirmed by anyone, but not refuted.
Earlier, on Monday, the first file appeared. Erdogan called him a fake and promised to punish its authors. “We will not surrender to these people. They presented this production, they also made and duplicated. They made a completely shameless installation. This is an attack. The attack on the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, ”he said.
This entry, indicate "Vesti", is dated by the beginning of December 2013 of the year. Then the operation “Big bribe” took place all over Turkey, children of ministers were arrested. Later, the prime minister dismissed high-ranking police officers who initiated and carried out this operation.
Are you against homosexuals? So do not get the money. The World Bank has suspended the issuance to Uganda of a loan in the amount of 90 million dollars for the development of the country's health system. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
The decision is connected with the Ugandan law on possible life imprisonment for homosexuality.
Outdated thinking. China's leading newspaper criticized the West for adhering to the “Cold War mentality” against Russia in the context of its influence on Ukraine. He writes about it Mixednews.ru with reference to news.yahoo.com.
Comment published in the People's Daily. "Theories related to politics, economics and security during the Cold War period still affect the perception of the world of many people, and some people in the West still hold resentment towards Russia," the newspaper said.
The newspaper calls on Western countries to “reject their outdated thinking” and expand cooperation.
The commentary is published under the pseudonym "Zhong Sheng", which means "Voice of China". The newspaper often uses this pseudonym for expressing opinions on foreign policy issues.
Monument with sawed head. Demonstrators in the city of San Antonio sawed off the head of the monument to Hugo Chavez. He writes about it "Reedus".
This city is full of military. A few days in Venezuela, continues to protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro.
Has Texas got in the way of gay progress? Federal judge 26 February lifted the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas, according to CNN. However, homosexual couples in this state will not be able to marry until this decision is confirmed by appeals instances, clarifies "Lenta.ru".
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has already announced that he will challenge the decision of the federal judge. The case will now be considered in the Federal Court of Appeal in New Orleans.
Abbott explains his point that the US Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed the right of states to independently define the concept of marriage. According to the Texan Constitution, this is understood only as a union between a man and a woman.
The American prosecutor demands that the Russian woman’s sentence be upheld. The Virginia State Prosecutor’s Office is demanding that the sentence for Russian woman Natalya Leshchenko-Wilson, who is serving two life sentences for a double murder in the United States, is upheld, despite recent evidence of her innocence. Thus, while she cannot be released, report "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
“The defense categorically disagrees with this and will seek full justification of the convicted person and her soonest release,” said American lawyer Alexei Tarasov, whom the Russian woman instructed to conduct the case.
“Vesti” reminds that the prosecutor’s office substantiates the demand to uphold the sentence by the fact that Leshchenko-Wilson has admitted her guilt in court. However, it has now been established that she did this as a result of the strongest psychological pressure from the police.
State Department criticizes ... The US State Department has released an annual report on the observance of human rights in the world, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
“From the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Ukraine to Gezi Park in Turkey, the authorities used force to disperse peaceful protests, causing serious injuries to many,” the report says.
As for Russia, the State Department says that the authorities "continue to suppress" those who are critical of the government.
Along the way, the State Department criticized Egypt (there, as we know, they overthrew the democratically elected Mursi). Among other countries that inherited from the State Department propagandists are Nigeria, Myanmar and Cuba.
According to the State Department, about a third of the world's population lives in authoritarian countries that use security forces to consolidate power and fight dissent.
Nothing of the kind, add on my own. WorldwideOf course, not excluding the United States, states use force to suppress citizens' dissent. And of course, they use it to “consolidate power”. The state apparatus has a monopoly on the use of violence. This is an axiom that is well known in the State Department. By the way, the propagandists from this ministry are well aware that more than six thousand people were arrested in the USA alone in the cases of Occupy Wall Street. The references to “democracy” and “human rights”, which other propagandists like to use, are simply idle talk. They have no meaning either in the United States, or in Russia, or in Myanmar, or in Cuba, or in France. By the way, in the latter country, the security forces recently arrested a 262 man who had caught them at a rally against the government.
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