If you are a global power, the other is the same power of global power announced, in fact, a cold war for decades to come — and many analysts in the world so this action and perceived, not true, it would be natural once on the call to answer. And also something to announce. However, China's response to the challenge of the USA turns out is very peculiar and at least leisurely.
The first Chinese reaction came in the external world in the form of journalism, that is, personal opinions of experts in different media. Well, another replica of the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the PRC. Waiting for the President's speech XI Jinping, who, as it was known, was going to speak at the annual meeting of Directors of the Asian infrastructure investment Bank, wait — here it is, the statement. About the fact that the Bank is a platform to build a global community with a common destiny, XI said. About Pompeo and the cold war — no.
A large us Bank, known for its political influence and the fact that dozens of senior officials in various countries of the world are his former employees, made a shocking statement: the status of the dollar as the main world currency can come to an end.
Goldman Sachs is widely known in financial circles a structure, which manages assets in one trillion dollars, is highly respected on wall street, supplying conveyor method of their former employees in high positions in the Ministry of Finance of the USA, and also holds a dubious distinction — corporate moniker of "vampire Squid" (Vampire squid) which stuck to the jar with a light hand investigative journalist Matt Taibbi after the 2008 crisis. "The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it everywhere. The world's most powerful investment Bank is a huge vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly stickiwi its bloody funnel into everything that smells like money" — he wrote in the expanded investigation, published in the magazine the Rolling Stone in 2010. And since this description is haunting authoritative American financial structure.
Tomorrow at the Convention of the U.S. Democratic party (which will be held in online format) former Vice President Joe Biden, perhaps single-handedly choose the next President of the United States.
Rather, the future.
How and when to end the protests in Khabarovsk? Three weeks after the arrest of Governor Sergey Furgala and the start of mass rallies in his support on this issue seems to be no simple answer. The appointment to place Furgala eldepeerovtsa Mikhail Degtyarev has not dissuaded supporters of the arrested Governor, they still do not believe in his guilt and need to hold a trial in the capital region. Power structures do not prevent the peaceful, albeit illegal processions, and the Metropolitan radical opposition is trying to rekindle the spark in Khabarovsk in the Russian fire, at least in social networks and media, feeding the protests in the region almost as a rebellion against Moscow and Putin. President Putin has not commented on events in the region — not counting the conversation with the Mikhail Degtyarev, when he called the upcoming it work in Khabarovsk "work in a literal sense in the interests of the people." What is happening in Khabarovsk and where will it all end?
There are two dimensions of the Khabarovsk event — Federal and regional. Moreover, the regional dimension, of course, the main — although and understand the other people more difficult. Khabarovsk Krai is not a poor and depressed, there is no separatist tendencies, and the attitude to Putin is not much different from the national — that is, nothing extraordinary, causing particular concern of Moscow is not there. But in the Khabarovsk territory, the largest — along with the Primorye region of the Far East, there are enough strong local elite, but unlike Primorye Khabarovsk was not the frequent change of governors and a bitter confrontation between the mayor of the regional center and the head of the region.
The first half of this year did not spoil humanity the good news, but any negative trend ends sooner or later. Commenting on the statements of the company Tesla, its permanent head Elon Musk announced a new horizon of technological progress — namely, that his team is working on creating intelligent and environmentally friendly home the new generation.
Rethinking previous experience, Musk intends to expand the range of interests and technical tasks. If earlier the company's activities were concentrated on three directions: production, storage and proper energy consumption, in the framework of the implementation of new ideas is the main technocrat planet also promises to solve the problem of clean and cheap heating, cooling, power for all household appliances and much more. That is, the target market has virtually no boundaries and new houses potentially interested people as hot regions, and regions where six months of snow.
Now Mike Pompeo will go down in history not as one of the most incompetent and narrow-minded (to put it mildly) secretaries of state of the United States, and as the man who declared war on China. The ideological war — and, as the first cold war with the Soviet Union, the current is declared, too, under anti-Communist slogans, which, however, combined with blatant nationalism. Preparing for the announcement were held over the last couple of years, and by Pompeo and the other leaders of trump, but the former captain of the us army had the honor to perform with full-scale anti-Chinese appeal.
Pompeo did it on Friday in the library Richard Nixon Yorba Linda in southern California — it "Communist China and the future of the free world" can be divided into three constituent elements. First — the demonization of China, the second — error analysis USA in the Chinese direction and the third proposal for dealing with China.
Vladimir Zelensky after a long break, called Vladimir Putin. The sides discussed issues of implementation of agreements reached by leaders of 9 December 2019 in the framework of the "Norman format" and also welcomed the agreement on a full ceasefire in the Donbass in the framework of the Contact group — this information is available on the websites of both presidents.
The rest of the accents differ.
What was the periphery of global politics, rapidly turns out to be its epicenter — and, to keep pace with this reality, have to remember the names such as Chabahar (and many others). Already not tomorrow, but today's world is built, for example around complex explanation of the relationship between China, India and Iran (Chabahar and just in Iran). Or, say, around a globally explosive history of dam on the Nile, to begin changing relationship between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, but then and other States. And do not say that you do not understand and uninteresting, because our future life will depend on all these Dabakarov and Nilov, whether you like it or not.
So Iran lost patience, threw out India from the grandiose project on construction of communications from the port of Chabahar in the Indian ocean to Afghanistan and beyond in Central Asia, Russia and other deep areas of Eurasia. Indian politicians wistfully talking about "lost opportunities" and, in fact, the devaluation of the greatest achievements of Delhi on the world stage in recent years.
Election of the President of the United States periodically cause the tide of optimism for those hoping that a return to the White house President from the Democratic party and the most radical hawks in the administration of Barack Obama will lead to the fact that the United States will once again focus on the fight against Russia. By and large, dreams of this kind (which are very nice for some Kiev politicians and analysts, as well as for Russian xenohaliotis US who truly hates Russia and its own citizens) are reduced to the formula "Biden will return a blessed 2014", and further to this formula, depending on your specific taste and imagination of the dreamer added, "a hell of sanctions" or even the attack on the Crimea forces of the U.S. Sixth fleet. To predict the results of the American elections — a thankless task, especially that it is very likely that their results will not be determined at the polling stations, and will be determined in the framework of military confrontation on the South American sample, but to speculate about what the priorities will have a foreign policy Biden, in that case, if he becomes President, it is really worth.
Let's start with the obvious: the opinion of Biden doesn't matter, because he, by and large, a walking political corpse, pumped with drugs and PR, to attract the maximum number of votes of Americans missed the "normality of the era of Obama" and that dreams (like some of the Kiev and Russian analysts) to return in 2014. In case of a successful seizure of power by the Democrats will lead the country not the President Biden, and a kind of shadow (or not shadow) "Politburo" of the Democratic party, which will have a series of internal problems and external challenges will not be very easy to handle. Russia Democratic party of the United States and especially the segment of the American elite, which lost the elections in 2016, will be sincerely and selflessly to hate on, but with the return of America in particular and the world at large in a conditional 2014 or beginning of 2016 there will be a very serious difficulty. Truly complex systems, especially those that are affected by several independent actors, it is impossible to "click" to return to some former state, has warned about the ancient thinkers, who celebrated impossibility "to enter twice into the same river".
The war with the monuments, going to USA, I want to export to Russia — and it's not about the decision to move the monument to merchant Alexander Baranov mastered the AK, with the Central area founded the city of Sitka (Novo-Arkhangelsk) to the Museum. Sheep now "a rapist and a murderer, racist, exterminated the local Indians", but then we can't do anything: Alaska sold half a century ago. No, it's about the fact that what is happening in America is beginning to refer to Russia — those who struggle with the monuments. The American experience is used for intimidation: see what happens when put the wrong sites, you don't want us to have, in the United States? Then respect our opinions, our feelings, our memories!
Alas, it is not so: after the revolution, Russian was imposed on a completely distorted picture of its history. Yes, impose it on ideological rather than national reasons (although the latter was also present) — but in the first couple of decades of the Soviet power Russian history was presented as a series of bloody crimes of the rulers and their lackeys. It is not surprising that it was demolished almost all monuments to Russian tsars, most of the monuments to the Russian generals — and then almost all of the war, which was waged by Russia was considered aggressive and colonial. Ermak, Suvorov, Skobelev was a Russian military leaders were guilty of something before the other part of the Russian people. About kings better not to remember — the tyrant on the tyrant, except that Peter I unofficially considered a precursor of the Bolsheviks. Before and during the war began a partial revision of the attitude to Russian history and to the time of the fall of the USSR, many of the great figures of our past were partially rehabilitated, while new monuments to kings (or returning old) speech could not be.
A fresh study by the Cato Institute and YouGov showed that 62% of Americans are afraid to openly Express their political views. This figure rose from 2017, when fearing to speak of the Americans was only 58%.
From the point of view of our ideas about America it's pretty wild. After all, unconditional freedom of speech is an integral part of what we see as the American way of life.
Chief negotiator of the EU's Brexit Michel Barnier described as "unlikely" achieving a trade agreement with Britain. He blamed the authorities of the island, but rather their "refusal to be committed to open and fair competition and to sustainable fisheries agreement".
The next round of informal competition between the EU and the UK can be considered as remaining in continental Europe.
Us media terrified of what is happening in some cities of the United States. It is significant that they are not disturbed by the mass protests, killed the guards, burned the stores and gas stations, as well as the mass riots and use of violence. No, they are worried and afraid to a nervous TIC so-called green men — heavily armed security forces without insignia who appeared in these cities and have already begun to hold (and to take away in an unknown direction), the most active participants of the clashes, robberies and attempted capture of the Federal agencies.
Representatives of the media community and supporters of the Democratic party accurately identified the source of the problem: according to their estimates, all over again (albeit indirectly) to blame the President of Russia, which Donald trump allegedly borrowed the tactics of "little green men" against political opponents. This is not a metaphor and not an exaggeration, but a dry statement of the real media hysteria, in which the US President is accused of unleashing a military aggression against specific American cities and States, whose leadership is in the Democratic party and strongly supports the mass actions of political violence that have almost two months to shake America.
Naive Englishmen do not know how to defend their country from the insidious Russian! In Britain finally published the report of the Committee on intelligence and security of the house of Commons: it is dedicated to the threats from Russia and the intervention of our country in the insular cases.
The report was prepared before last year's parliamentary elections, but its publication, the ruling conservatives have been putting off, and the opponents of Boris Johnson accused him that he is doing this on purpose to downplay the Russian threat and not damage his party. And now the report, which one of the authors is a famous retired employee of MI5 Christopher Steele (Creator of the dossier on "Russian relations" trump), published. The British press is disappointed that no evidence of Russian intervention in the referendum on Brexit is not (and in fact, it is not clear, how could the British vote for withdrawal from the EU, when vs was a big part of the political elite, almost the entire press of the city), although it refers to the attempts to influence the referendum on Scottish independence. But this view of London — if viewed from Moscow, the sensational report. Because the conclusions themselves, which came to its authors, are the best proof that the British authorities are ready to work in interests of the Kremlin. Steele and Browder (another co-author of the report) that, however, do not understand, well, this is the skill of the game "the heirs of the KGB." But about all under the order.
As reported this week by Reuters, the Israeli government approved the agreement with the European Union, which planned the construction of the offshore pipeline EastMed.
Numerous Russian publications for years parasitic on the description of a defeat of Russia broke out publications, the main leitmotif of which came down to the fact, that the Old world has found an alternative to Russian pipeline gas. However, the joy of their target audience might be short-lived for several reasons.
The flagship of the American business press Wall Street Journal published a shocking insider from Beijing: according to information obtained from some Chinese sources, the PRC reportedly plans to punish European companies for sanctions against Huawei, which entered the US and the UK.
Estimated (at least, according to the American journalists) the logic of retaliation as follows. States actively put pressure on their European and British partners, as well as on all the countries that are somehow vulnerable to American blackmail, to force them to abandon production of the Chinese company Huawei, which unleashed the real diplomatic, economic and spy war. Behind bars in Canada was one of the senior managers of Huawei (which the US accused of crimes against us national interests), and the UK government has cancelled the previous decision, which gave the Chinese company an opportunity to play a key role in the development of 5G networks in the United Kingdom. "On the verge" of sanctions of a similar nature hold the EU countries, Germany in particular. The most important element of the "beliefs" of the Europeans in the desirability of the introduction of (often very expensive and always very toxic with the image point of view) sanctions that harm the business and infrastructure, is the presence of European companies that the United States are better and whose products can also be used in 5G networks. These companies — Nokia and Ericsson.
First Deputy defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov said that domestic vaccine COVID-19 — prepared clinical trial results showed the production of the immune response in all volunteers participated. However, in the Centre of clinical studies of medicines sechenovskiy University said that will the next phase of testing the drug to test its effectiveness.
All in all, Russia is the development of nearly five dozen vaccines from COVID-19 for 14 platforms. Leaders in this process are the Institute of epidemiology and Microbiology named Gamalei, center of Rospotrebnadzor "Vector" and the Institute of vaccines and serums FMBA.
Loud care the next star of journalism from The New York Times is not one scandal but two. The first fits into the overall picture of U.S.-European persecution of those who do not hit the liberal ultraorthodoxy for all mandatory parameters, from "racism" to LGBT persons and beyond. And the second scandal... the fact that Bari Weiss, pointedly and effectively wrote the letter of resignation from the newspaper not long ago was named the seventh edition of the Jerusalem Post most influential Jew in the world (the ranking includes both sexes). Because star, winner of awards and other regalia — she just writes well.
As for Newspapers, the question of the continuation of the story is well known: this summer when journalists hounded the head of the Department of the views of James Bennett, forcing him to resign. Because Bennett has published a review — that is a personal opinion — Republican Senator Tom cotton about what we need to send troops in cities and States controlled by Democrats, where local authorities hinder the police to stop the riots, looting and so on.
Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton jointly introduced American audiences likely explanation for the possible defeat of the Democratic candidate in the upcoming US presidential election. Probably, in case of victory of Donald trump in the elections it will be used as a pretext or for impeachment, or (more likely) for refusal of the recognition of the election results and the organization to seize power by force. Joe Biden, citing data from us intelligence — said that "the Russians try to delegitimize our electoral process."
However, as the defendants in the crimes allegedly committed against the will of American democracy, are not only we. Joe Biden, again with reference to information of the American intelligence services that it receives, said that "China and others are also involved in the action that we have lost confidence in the results (of the elections. — Approx. ed.)".
U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Brandstad this week were summoned to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the PRC. Chinese diplomats felt it necessary to hold a tough conversation with the American envoy after Donald trump signed a law on a new series of anti-China sanctions. As stressed by the Chinese foreign Ministry in a communiqué, quoted by France 24, Washington's actions are interpreted as "gross interference in China's internal Affairs and a serious violation of international law and basic norms of international relations."
The impression that in its relations with China trump is guided by very simple logic is: the louder the representatives of the official Beijing protest because some American steps, the more the White house is working on the introduction of a larger number of similar measures. Seeing such a vivid reaction to the "sanctions bill" about the Hong Kong team trump now (at least according to the Wall Street Journal) is considering options such as imposing a total ban on visiting the US for members of the Communist party of China and the introduction of personal sanctions (including freezing of assets) against the senior leadership of the PRC. Point personal sanctions, in case they will be accompanied (as it suggests the recently adopted "sanctions bill") secondary sanctions against banks and companies that we work with high-ranking Chinese officials that enraged trump, can create enormous problems for the Chinese financial institutions, which risk losing access to the dollar system and the world financial markets, many of which are tightly tied with the us financial system. Moreover, the transformation of senior Chinese leaders in "toxic clients", with whom relations of the Chinese banks or other companies will be forced to hide, is a gesture designed for the humiliation of Beijing's political and economic elite, which she will not leave without a good answer, but it will have to be cut out so as not to hurt the Chinese economy itself.
The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law "On state regulation of activities on organization and conduct of gambling", which the legalized gambling market in Ukraine. Curiously, this time monopolist had to get quite a bit of votes the deputies in the required 226 224.
The head of the "servant of the people" in the Verkhovna Rada David Arakhamiya July 1, told reporters: "I predict that tomorrow up to 12 hours, the law will be adopted." Not developed — primarily due to the large number of amendments submitted by the deputies adopted in the first reading of the bill. By 2 July, they just don't have time to consider, though I tried.
Thursday, July 16, Ukraine celebrated the anniversary of its founding document — the 30th anniversary of the Declaration on state sovereignty. Celebrated, even collecting for this special session of the Verkhovna Rada with the participation of dozens of MPs who voted for this historic act back in 1990.
Recall: Ukraine was not the first Republic of the Soviet Union, took part in the "parade of sovereignties". The pioneers made the Baltic and Caucasian republics in 1988-1989. But after Kiev they would not have moved in this direction, if not Russia. A shock to the supporters of the preservation of the USSR was the adoption of the First Congress of people's deputies of the RSFSR under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin, a similar Russian Declaration of June 12, 1990. After this it would be strange if some other country, not even wishing the collapse of the United States would remain aloof from the General process.
Although the main — and dramatically step up — "fighting" against China are conducted from the ocean, this week a painful blow to Beijing was caused from the Old world.
The British government imposed a ban on the involvement of corporations Huawei in building the infrastructure of mobile communication of the fifth generation (5G) in the country. With the new year operators will have to withdraw from the purchase of the company's equipment and has already installed equipment will be dismantled by 2027.
The climate agenda in the European Union continues to evolve. Recently, the EU adopted the strategy for the development of hydrogen energy. Recall that Europe is interested primarily in the so-called green hydrogen produced by electrolysis using RES (renewable energy sources), but in the transition phase it is possible to take out hydrogen from other sources. Anyway, the plans for the next five years to build six gigawatts of cells. It's not so much, but in the longer term plans up to 2030, it is expected the construction of 40 gigawatts in the EU and another 40 gigawatts in neighboring countries that will export the hydrogen in the EU. This is a significant amounts, for comparison the capacity of all Russian power system is 240 gigawatts.
Curiously, among the neighboring countries a priority partner chosen Ukraine, which can accommodate up to ten gigawatts of cells. It is unclear, however, where Ukraine will be taken enough cheap electricity. Solar energy in Ukraine is 2.5-3 times higher than in Germany (although the insolation is better). And right now Ukraine is in General rare in world practice, the process — change retroactively guaranteed fares ransom green electricity, as current deductions for "green" raising money in the energy market is not enough. Even with the cheap energy nuclear power plant. In theory with the help of nuclear power plants in Ukraine could produce enough cheap hydrogen, provided, however, that all these stations will operate for decades. Meanwhile, this whole story is another way to demonstrate the integration of EU with non-obvious result.
On Armenia-Azerbaijan border once again go shooting for the past 30 years, this news had the order a bit to our citizens. Meanwhile, for the first time artillery fire began on the border of the two republics when it was not a state border. When we lived in the same state, and it was the first flames of war, full played in the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now, Armenians and Azerbaijanis shot at each other not in Nagorno-Karabakh, the dispute which was the cause of their conflict, and in the far North — but this conflict still has direct relevance to Russia and our national interests. Is there a risk of a major war in the Caucasus? And what should Russia do?
At least be aware of the fact that the Karabakh issue was the first severe blow to the unity of the Soviet Union — that is, from February 1988 begins the process of disintegration of our country. Up to this moment for several months in Karabakh was restless, began the ethnic conflict and the Nagorno — Karabakh Autonomous region appealed to the Union leadership to Gorbachev with a request to transfer autonomy from the Azerbaijani SSR to the Armenian. Precedents of transfer of autonomy from one Republic to another in the USSR was not long ago, especially under the pressure from below, and the center tried to settle — but acted clumsily, on the ground was not seen to be serious about Moscow, and Armenians hoped to take advantage of the restructuring and to recover what they considered "historical justice", that is to reunite the Armenian land and Armenians of Karabakh and Armenia into one country.
South Africa, estimated interim financial results for the period of the pandemic, decided to save their own economy, returning to the plans for the construction of nuclear power plants. The Minister of energy and mineral resources Guide Mantashe recently notified the public that the government revived the project of construction of two nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 2.5 GW as an instrument of salvation of the national economy.
South Africa rarely gets to strip the Russian press, and therefore to compile a complete picture will make a small digression.
Foreign Minister Sameh shoukry said on the futility of negotiations with Ethiopia and Sudan to the patient for the three countries in question — construction on the Blue Nile dam "Rebirth".
Surprise it was not, as earlier Cairo officially asked the UN security Council with a complaint about "not positive" the position of Ethiopia and the request to intervene in the "stalled" negotiations.
Honesty and integrity have never been strong points of American diplomacy, and only after the state Department took charge of Mike Pompeo, who was in charge of the CIA, the style of the Washington diplomatic machine was openly araushnee, and in the bad sense. Pompeo itself, describing its operation at the previous place of work, said: "I was the Director of the CIA. We lied, we cheated, we stole".
However, one cannot but notice that with this approach, it really is the perfect candidate to lead the American diplomacy. But sometimes even the state Department begins to explain their position in the most Frank way, and this is to be welcomed, for maximum clarity in international relations is certainly better than that weird innuendo and attempts to hide Imperial ambitions for stupid pretexts like protection of human rights or democratic values.
The Turks did the main Orthodox Cathedral of the world, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, the mosque — Russia needs to defend the Christian faith and to punish Turkey! Sounds right?
But the Ottomans converted the Church into a mosque in 1453 after Constantinople was taken, and the place of the Roman Empire (called Byzantine) was established the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Caliphate, until the early twentieth century who ruled a considerable part of the Islamic world.
It was the longest and the most unpredictable, the most odious, the most dirty election. And not the fact that they ended.
We are talking about suffering in the Polish presidential elections, which was to be held in may. Recall, if they were held in the period specified in law, the incumbent President Andrzej Duda would have had all chances to win in the first round, because, according to surveys, his rating then exceeds 60 percent. That is why the liberal opposition with the active support of Western politicians and media have done their utmost to disrupt the vote under the pretext of a pandemic. And they succeeded.
Trump took the decision to release from prison political consultant Roger stone. This can be considered a turning point in U.S. history — in the sense that American political life is finally moved from more or less restrained, at least formally, the framework of decency "Anglo-Saxon model" mode of political struggle in the style of a banana Republic in South America or some middle Eastern States, which can not get out of low intensity civil war.
Stone — old associate of the American President. As part of the investigation "of the trump of Russia", he was sentenced to 40 months in prison for "perjury before Congress" and not attempt to influence prosecution witnesses and "obstruction of justice" — that is, for resisting the "witch hunt" waged by the us prosecutors in search of Russian agents in the White house. Reputation as a "Martyr for trump's" stone deserved due to the fact that he essentially refused to negotiate the President, despite the enormous pressure exerted on him and on his family.
New high-profile arrest, this time in Khabarovsk's Governor Sergey Furgala — was the reason for numerous speculations. People have long been accustomed to the arrests Governor after five years ago has been arrested, the head of Sakhalin Khoroshavin, it has become common practice. Furgal was the fifth Governor of the region, arrested over the years, directly in the line of duty, and that's not counting those occasions when the Governor came after his resignation. So by itself, the arrest Furgala would not have caused very big resonance, if not for two but.
Furgal does not belong to the "United Russia" and LDPR, and took it not for "ordinary" corruption and charges of organizing assassinations and the creation of a criminal community. All of this gave a convenient ground for speculation. "Have him removed because he is not from United Russia, his chosen people!" is one claim. "What kind of personnel policy of the government, if governors are murderers?" is a different, somewhat contradicting the first, but it is a little embarrassing whistleblowers. Most importantly, what they convince all others — no it is not a crime and not a clean government, but infighting and political order. So saying, however, after any high-profile arrest, whether high official or Governor-United Russia, so there is nothing surprising in this. However, let us examine the points of "evidence".
Between Ukraine and the European Union, a scandal erupted due to the timid attempts of the Square to support his dying engineering.
Background: on June 11 on the website of the Ministry of economy of Ukraine promulgated the draft government decree "Some issues of implementation of pilot project for the procurement of equipment machinery industry with a proven degree of localization of production." The decision was to be short-term only until December 31, 2021.
Exactly five years ago on 11 July 2015, the war unleashed by Kiev in the Donbass and West Ukraine. Then the world was shocked by footage of the real military confrontation between right-wing radicals, armed to the teeth, and law enforcement officers in Mukachevo (Transcarpathian region). Then the militants "Right sector"* in broad daylight staged gang wars on the territory of the sports complex "Antares". They simply shot the security guard, openly, did not hesitate, in the yard of the complex. Thus threatening the people's Deputy Mikhail Lano, with whom they had a conflict over the redistribution of the market of smuggling in the region.
Then began the siege of the complex by the security forces. But the militants used machine guns, machine gun mounted on their vehicle, and even grenade launchers. In the end, they broke through the encirclement and fled to the Carpathian forests, which have been a partisan battle. Two people in the course of these clashes killed (in addition to dead guard), injuring six security officials and several civilians, bystanders, burned three police cars.
The Saga of building the "Nord stream — 2" is nearing its logical end, and the plot thickens: defense Minister of Germany has to answer the charges that earned gas money to Russia "will be able to spend on military purposes".
Associated aggravation with the fact that the Danish energy Agency was allowed to use for laying the remaining half a hundred kilometers of pipes vessels with anchor positioning. In this case, and the fact of issuance of the permit, and the terms in which it was made, point to the fundamental geopolitical changes.
Lithuania banned on its territory the broadcast of five television channels RT.
This happened a week after a similar step was taken by the Latvian authorities. The turn — Estonia, Minister of foreign Affairs which also did not exclude the possibility of the same solution.
The former head of the national Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva, now living in London, urged the IMF to give Ukraine the money as long as the head of the NBU is appointed "the man who will defend the reforms." That is absolutely obedient to the IMF.
This Gontareva has responded to the resignation of his protege and successor, Jacob Smoliy, which sent it to the Verkhovna Rada. Votes gained by a large margin — 286, while 226 votes required, despite the lack of votes from the "arasatchi" part of the "Servant of the people".
A new stage of the American crisis in the open phase already soon four years, and in recent weeks transformed into an open sedition, poses a simple question: what kind of America do we need?
These words, spoken by Harry S. Truman on June 23, 1941, is well known. That the Senator (and future President) then continued the sentence — "although I under no circumstances don't want to see Hitler win" — little difference. America — and the position of Truman was close not only to a large part of the elites, but for most ordinary Americans had no desire to participate in Europe erupted in war. And if sympathizers in Germany were many, and not only in the elite (after all, the contribution of the Germans in "American blood" than even English), then certainly for Communist Russia was sick quite a few. "Let them kill each other as long as possible" — was also a strategic calculation that part of the American Anglo-Saxon elite, who saw in a world war right chance to get the first role on the planet, finally edging out the parent civilization, the UK. Let them kill themselves — the British, the Germans, the Russians during the war, in any case weakened, and then America will rule the world. So, basically, happened — except that not the whole world, and for the most part: the Soviet Union emerged from the war a superpower, spreading its influence in Europe and Asia.
Began the transformation of world energy is accompanied by a sharp "interspecific" and "intraspecific" fight: new sources of energy are competing with the old. In turn, the producers announced "leaving" (even if not immediately, but in the long term of several decades) of oil and gas is also actively compete among themselves for fear that in twenty or thirty years, their products will not be needed in such volumes and will remain partially unrealized. This is especially evident in the LNG sector, when an acute crisis has postponed a new wave of projects. Nevertheless, the company plans to resume construction of new plants even in the face of possible risks of overproduction.
How to understand who will be more successful in this competition? In a zero approximation the first lower non-market support measures for low-carbon energy sources. Then we can assume that the one will win who will offer a minimum price for their goods. The minimum price is, in turn, is determined by the cost. It would seem that everything is simple. In fact in such capital-intensive areas as energy, especially renewable energy, the cost of production/production of energy carriers or directly electricity depends crucially on the value of the invested money, as already in simple examples we discussed earlier.
Today enter into force amendments to the Constitution. After they have been approved by universal suffrage, the President signed a decree and speaking on 2 July about the outcome of the vote, described the current moment:
The expression "live thread" Putin uses not for the first time — the first time he used it in the fall of 2011, when they announced his nomination for the presidency after four years as Prime Minister. Then it has caused sharp discontent of the elite resulted in the Swamp. But Putin returned to the Kremlin — and for eight years has strengthened and changed the country, made her stronger and more confident. But why is he now, after the vote on the constitutional amendments, which showed huge support for his policies and him personally, speaks again about the "live thread"? Twenty years — and all the little for the construction of what is called for centuries?
The main events of the past day in the advanced world have become the statement of the speaker of Congress Nancy Pelosi about the urgent need to introduce new sanctions against Russia, as well as new records daily increase in new infections with coronavirus Americans.
Pelosi statement, we recall, followed within quite a crazy history with "Russia's collusion with the Taliban* against the Americans." The bottom line is this story is a not even information obtained by the American secret services from their sources, and the "conclusion according to the results of interrogations of Taliban" by some analysts — that someone in Russia with some fright decided to pay the Taliban for many years killing American soldiers for the killing of American soldiers (with the same success, Russia would be able to pay the Africans for fertility).
So the inevitable happened: undemocratic American police stormed the occupied radicals of downtown Seattle, Washington. "Organized a protest on Capitol hill" (CHOP) existed for a long time, almost a month (from June 8), but nothing lasts forever. It's time to figure out what it was and what happens now.
About "will" — the question is more than difficult. The first nation in the world happened, an event: the occupation anarchists (radicals, "Antifa", call it what you want) six blocks of the center of the 12th by value city in the country. While some (local) government for a long time did not want to do anything, in fact, standing on the side of the invaders, while others (Federal) had nothing to do with the locals. Or, on the contrary, the Republicans did not want to interfere with the Democrats (and Seattle is their) to show the country his face? And the Democrats, in turn, wanted to provoke the feds to violent military action without coordination with local? In General, losing votes in the November presidential election are both parties, the question is, who is more. And we, the outside world was left with mixed feelings to observe the internal collapse of a superpower.
The people supported amendment to the Constitution. Do you agree with this phrase? In the coming days we will hear a lot of indignant shouting: no, it's not supported, I was against it, and in the results rigged, turnout is drawn, those who voted for, cheated, explained to them the real meaning of the amendment, but it is a revolution! But "the people supported amendment to the Constitution" is not a value judgment but a fact, one might even say, historical fact. An indisputable majority voted for with very high turnout (about two thirds) is more than convincing endorsement of the amendments by an absolute majority of our citizens. What it is possible to argue?
Only that the people are not the same. Oh and my opinion is more important, my vote weighs more my idea of what is good and what is bad for Russia is correct. In one word — I'm smarter, I'm better. Unfortunately, it is, in fact, we hear from those who declare as the voting itself and the outcome of the illegal, anti-people and so on. Not all of them, of course — against voted enough, all of them, even though they are in the minority -- our citizens, which no one denies neither the patriotism nor the honesty, nor the right to your opinion. But a radical minority of them say just about the fact that only his voice mattered, that the majority of the cattle, stupid and brainwashed by the power of the people, deceived and poor, which became a toy in the hands of a dictator. Not realizing that just such an attitude to people is the real dictatorship — the dictatorship of a minority that considers itself entitled to tell people what is good and what is bad, how he should behave and whom to trust. People confirmed their trust in Putin and the proposed amendments to the Basic law, but also the amendment that allows him to once again be elected President. Putin's opponents spoke against the amendments almost exclusively for one simple reason: because they absolutely do not like the President. What is incomprehensible and undemocratic?
Beijing officials took the call that he threw the Washington senators and the congressmen. To paraphrase a famous American principle, we can say that the approach "never negotiate with political terrorists" was applied to the United States. Chinese media reported that the so-called law on the security of Hong Kong was adopted, and this means that China is prepared to take the risk of sanctions from Washington, because the threat of sanctions senators and congressmen tried to stop the passage of this bill.
By and large, the Beijing leaders was a binary choice: to give in to blackmail and to the South of the country the real separatist enclave that will rock all and Sundry, or to meet the sanctions, but to save so important for the Chinese national consciousness of the unity of the country. Critics of the decision who already pedal the theme of "economic collapse of Hong Kong as a global financial center" will emphasize that it was a choice between political and economic considerations, the choice was made in favor of the policy to the detriment of the economy, which is clearly not true. The problem is that no short-term economic benefits (which, of course, would be fixed — at least through the absence of sanctions) never and would never be able to compensate for the economic damage that would be dealt to China in that case, if the process of disintegration of the country would not be stopped directly in Hong Kong right now.
What Americans know about Afghanistan? The fact that over the 18 years of war in this country, the U.S. has lost nearly 2,500 people were killed — casualties of Afghans did not really known, but is estimated by many tens or even hundreds of thousands. America has spent trillions of dollars on the Afghan operation — and for many years trying to get out of there.
At first I wanted to go, to stay — retaining effect and a few military bases, now in principle ready to just walk away. In late February, the United States has even signed an agreement on the withdrawal of troops with the very same Taliban for the overthrow of which they invaded the country in late 2001. The Taliban now control most of Afghanistan and quietly waiting for the Americans to leave their country to return to Kabul. But before leaving Washington wants to see the beginning of the reconciliation process, to cooperate with the American invaders, the Afghans have agreed with those who do not recognize the us occupation, that is with the Taliban. The negotiations that were to begin shortly after the February agreement still has not started, and it is from their results depends on the timetable for the withdrawal of American troops.
Ukraine has become a tradition on a Grand scale to mark the anniversary of the so-called Act of proclamation of Ukrainian state on 30 June 1941. However, until now these activities were mainly confined to three areas of Galicia. There has long been at the official level, decisions about the hanging state and Bandera, red and black flags at the institutions of the cities conducted all sorts of promotions and festive events, including for students.
But this year this tradition has crossed the borders of Galicia. Now in the South, namely in Kherson, there were billboards on which the townspeople congratulate you on the anniversary of Bandera Act. And congratulations on behalf of the mayor of the city of Vladimir mikolaenko. What is characteristic of this action — so it is candor. The posters are not shy almost openly demonstrate the essence of the Nazi historical document, which is still in modern Ukrainian books carefully censor and edit.
Another attempt to stir up anti-Russian hysteria on the eve of the American elections was taken in the depths of the influential overseas edition of The New York Times. It is through this media produced the next impingement against our country with a view to discredit Donald trump and achieve introduction of new sanctions against Russia. The pretext this time is chosen as exotic. With reference to own sources in the us intelligence community States that: "Russia has secretly assigned awards to the Afghan insurgents for the destruction of the us military. The administration of the trump spent months thinking about what to do with the shocking conclusion of the investigation".
From the point of view of the average American if he believed The New York Times, the situation looks terrifying and extremely humiliating: this picture of the world it turns out that Russia acts as a kind of a collector of scalps and corpses of American soldiers in Afghanistan, and Afghan militants are "miners American furs", by exchanging the Yankees killed on bloody rubles, and this is supposedly happening at the inactivity of the administration trump.
While the West is diligently looking for — and even supposedly finds — evidence of Russia's participation in the war in Libya on the side of the Libyan national army (LNA), is becoming increasingly likely intervention in the conflict there very different country.
Egypt receives considerable support for its plans to train and arm the Libyan tribes. Last week Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that "if the Libyan people will be asked to intervene, Cairo will help." After a few days the head of the Libyan Parliament, sitting in the East of the country (controlled just LNA), said that an appeal to the Egyptian authorities could follow if the troops of the national consensus Government (NTC) captured the city of Sirte and the province Dzhufra, and then move on to the East.
The American media has found something that should cause Washington greater shock than the discovery of life on Mars gardens or blooming on Jupiter. Agency of business information Bloomberg claims that the German political elite showed national pride, because the only way to interpret the reports that inside the government of Germany is maturing a document containing sanctions against the United States, which should be taken in the case, if Washington decides to impose "a hell of sanctions" against participants in the construction of the "Nord stream — 2".
The Agency says: "Germany is preparing to strike back at the United States if President Donald trump makes good on his threat to kill the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" with additional sanctions. As claimed by two German officials familiar with the discussions, the Merkel government is considering the option of exerting pressure with the aim of taking coordinated action at the EU level. According to the documents of the Ministry of economy of Germany, which were reviewed by Bloomberg News, the new us sanctions may hit is much greater (than before), the number of German and European companies and even government agencies."
Germany can not determine its attitude to Russia — amid talk of withdrawal of American troops from Germany, it becomes especially noticeable. And this is not a problem for German citizens — most of them generally believed that the United States represent a greater danger for Germany and Europe than Russia. But grown in the postwar years in the Atlantic spirit of the German elites exist in a different coordinate system — in which they try to combine three incompatible concepts. Limited sovereignty, implying the geopolitical dependence on the Anglo-Saxon leadership, the construction of a United Europe and the need for strategic relations with Russia. More and more difficult to pretend that all this is possible in one reality, but German elites persisted in the desire to reinvent a square wheel.
Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer was the successor to Angela Merkel as leader of the CDU, and was to inherit her Chancery chair next fall (in case of victory of the party in the elections). But before coronaries it all went wrong — the General crisis of the CDU and German political system in the first place "people's parties", led to the fact that in February of ACC (as it is called, for simplicity) announced his retirement from the party leadership. But her successor elect was not in time — the Congress was postponed twice already, and on the background of the pandemic began to grow ratings and the CDU, and most of the ACC, so it is possible that you will still be able to beat. Meantime, ACC is working with the Minister of defence — and on Wednesday spoke at a video conference of the American analytical center Atlantic Council.
Every time the President of the United States Donald trump is on a series of Frank statements about his relationship with the leaders of other countries, expert and diplomatic community covering the so-called Spanish or shame, or just banal shock.
Speaking Wednesday at a joint press conference with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, the leader of the United States revealed some interesting aspects of their relationship with Angela Merkel, at the same time explaining the logic of the decision on sharp reduction of American troops stationed in Germany. The shock was not long in coming, and the expert and diplomatic community will long to recover from the following recognition: it turns out that the withdrawal of American troops is an attempt to punish Germany for their cooperation with Gazprom and the purchase of Russian energy. By and large, trump, speaking in gangster language (suitable for American foreign policy to a much greater extent than the language of European diplomacy, with its notes and "expressions of concern"), just "put Merkel on the counter," stating that Germany actually has to pay a trillion dollars for the protection (or rather the "roof"), which it provides to NATO.
Many researchers, commenting on the epidemic the overthrow of monuments in the United States, call it a mass rewriting of history. But we all understand: those activists who is furiously fighting with bronze witnesses of bygone eras, mostly nothing to rewrite. Just because they have a rather vague idea about the history. How else to explain the desecration of the monument to the writer Miguel de Cervantes in San Francisco, which the American "red guards", most likely, took another Conquistador? Or how to explain from the point of view of common sense the fact that a handsome monument to Andrew Jackson, one of the founders of the Democratic party, tried to overthrow generally those people who are going to vote for the candidate of the party? Rewriting history not artists, and those who provide ideological support stock. And I must admit, they get it.
A recent survey commissioned by the Sputnik.The opinion of renowned French research company IFop, indicates that such a nihilistic attitude of Americans to the history relates not only the events of the last century. For example, he pointed out that less than a third of Americans know what holiday they celebrate 8 may — Victory Day in Europe. While 11% of them believe that during the Second world war the United States fought against Russia.
"China is behaving in such a way that fundamentally jeopardizes the safety of the American people. The current US administration — the first in decades that takes this threat seriously".
Before us — Twitter the cry of the head of us state Department Michael Pompeo. Twitter is considered a gray area of diplomacy, it's kind of like an unofficial statement of the official. But Pompeo and other statements are not very constrained.
A year ago in Jerusalem held a two-day meeting Nikolai Patrushev and John Bolton — Secretary of the Russian security Council and adviser to the President of the United States national security. It was their third conversation in ten months: they met in Geneva, then spoke in Moscow.
In June 2019, the nor Patrushev, neither Bolton does not know the future — in particular, the fact that less than three months he will be dismissed. And a year after the Jerusalem meeting will be released his memoir "the Room where it happened: memories of the White house" that his former boss would call a threat to national security due to the disclosure of classified information, and the Secretary of state Pompeo not think Bolton's a traitor.
It's official: a key area of application of the economic efforts of China in the coming years will be China itself — more precisely, its Western part. The plan, called "Go West", was published last spring. In the fall he will be specific, as will be indicators of future five-year plan (2021-2025). And now started the discussion of the main details and particulars.
What in China is called the West, is three quarters of the territory of the country, but is inhabited by only a quarter of the population. Americans are familiar with this situation, they learn exactly the same West took, in fact, the whole 19th century.
What unites the vote on the constitutional amendments and elections of the President of the United States? Nothing to do? Except here and there the opponents of the changes are concentrated on the figure of the first person. Not on his program or initiatives not on ideology, but on how he is a terrible and dangerous.
Against the amendments you need to vote just because they suggested that Putin, and they also give him the opportunity to be elected President. Against trump should vote simply because it should not be in the White house: it is a nightmare and we do not like. In addition, trump and Putin threatened not only their own countries and peoples — they are still the main threat to peace as such: it doesn't matter, separately or together, but it's clear to all progressive people! That is, someone who operates two emotions — fear and hatred.
The festival of political and historical madness that has gripped the United States, not even think to stop, and hence the process of demolition of monuments continues — with the full support of the American political elite and mainstream media. As expected, under the hot hand "peaceful protesters" include not only monuments to prominent figures of the Confederate States of America Civil war era, but the characters, who successfully fought against the southern secessionists. No historical merit are not taken into account — and now among the victims of platycopida was the monument to Ulysses Grant — eighteenth President of the United States. As reported by The Guardian:
"Friday night in San Francisco, demonstrators destroyed and subjected to vandalism monuments of the white men who enslaved blacks and indigenous people, among them Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President, who in the Civil war he headed the Union army in the defeat of the slave-owning Confederacy".
Among the amendments to the Constitution occupies a special place secure Russia's historical and legal succession. Try to understand why this is important and relevant.
Yes, to many this may seem surprising, but until now the status of legal successor of the Soviet Union, our government was never legislated. By the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, efforts of the liberal community was created this kind of atmosphere in which prevailed the policy of rejection of all that was associated with the "accursed Communist legacy". Struggling with the memory of him, the Russian liberals took the course, actually mimicking the words of the Bolshevik hymn, "Renounce the old world, let's shake its dust from our feet!" Therefore, even a formal reference to the state, which was destroyed in 1991, was considered unacceptable. This ideological approach then spawned a lot of legal problems in the tedious negotiations with a number of former Soviet republics on the division of property and debts.
Unless there is some legal or administrative miracle, then June 23 on the shelves of American bookstores will be a hefty collection of choice (but not necessarily truthful) dirt on Donald trump. The fact that its source is personal to John Bolton, a former adviser to trump on national security and a very influential figure in the Washington political establishment already gives this the additional weight compromising, attracting the attention of the media and ordinary voters.
The presidential administration considered this book to the extent a serious problem that the U.S. Department of justice asked the court to ban (!) its sale and distribution, citing the interests of national security, but on Friday, the judge hearing the case, made it clear that, most likely, he can't deny. CNN gleefully reported from the courtroom: "the Horse, as we used to say in Texas, seem to have escaped from the stall, said judge Royce Lamberth of the District court of the district of Columbia during the hearing on Friday. — I, of course, difficult to know what can I do with these books across the country." Lambert has not made a decision on a nearly two-hour hearing and said he will wait and consider more information from the Ministry of justice before taking a decision. The book of Bolton will come out on Tuesday. It's possible that Lambert is not going to make a decision."
This week has been an exchange of views between the head of the world health organization (who), Tearoom gebreyesus and the President of the United States Donald trump. Trump at the end of may who has put the ultimatum: place your order, your reaction to the pandemic coronavirus was a complete disaster — but otherwise America out of who. Now, Ghebreyesus said cautiously: the ultimatum has expired, nothing has actually happened, the United States with us. Trump responded immediately: no, we are not with you, the decision on release remains in effect, the who — "disappointment for the world."
History is useful because sharply raises the question: how is controlled the world in General and how to manage it in the ideal. That is, is it possible existence of supranational structures, which would take over part of the powers of governments, in fact, dictated to the peoples and Nations of things through the head of these governments?
At the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, tax and customs policy, controlled, of course, a fraction of the "Servant of the people", 17 June discussed a draft resolution "On report of the Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the National Bank of Ukraine". The document was prepared (and actually secret) as a parliamentary response to the report of the Chairman of NBU reporting on the activities of the previous month.
In the draft resolution harshly criticized the activities of the Bank since 2014 to the present day.
French President commits the macron is important — from the standpoint of electoral strategy — visit to London. On this voyage he was preparing for a long time, literally knocking the consent from the British, despite the ongoing quarantine restrictions. And in the end achieved a meeting with representatives of the Royal family and the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, although they still carefully avoided face-to-face contact with the outside world.
It would seem, at what here campaign strategy, if the next elections in France in two years? However, the previously circulating rumors about the possibility of early presidential elections received confirmation last week when the newspaper Le Figaro, citing its sources have published a report on the videoconference of the Makron with major donors to his previous campaigns. Supposedly macron said during an online chat that is willing to take the risk and submit a letter of resignation for early elections. If you believe the hype, he justified it by the fact that at the moment he has no serious competitors.
In the struggle with the colonial past of Western countries, the initiative group demanded the closure of the British daily newspaper the Guardian.
The petition, published a few days ago, already scored under 20 thousand signatures.
Vladimir Putin wrote one of the most important texts in my life in recent years on a par with it you can put only "Crimean speech" on March 17, 2014-year, and from the earlier speech in Munich in February 2007. The current text will not be a speech – an article entitled "75 years of Victory: a shared responsibility before history and future" published in the American journal The National Interest.
To summarize it – it all matters, and, despite the considerable volume, it is easy to read. Yes, it is addressed primarily to the West – but is very important for us. Because it gives slim look to the causes of the Second world war and its lessons, and this is a big problem too, even with many of our fellow citizens. But Putin says is not only about that but about how the attempt to rewrite the history of the war could lead to a new tragedy. And tells what mechanism helps to prevent another global catastrophe.
Two future gas and chemical complex in the East (the Amur region) and the West (Leningrad oblast) of the country — are increasingly in the spotlight of news agencies. Both projects have a lot in common. We are talking about the allocation of natural gas to heavier, more valuable hydrocarbons with subsequent processing of them into products of petrochemical — primarily polymers. The remaining gas will be exported.
The gas pipeline will reach from Eastern and Western Siberia to the border regions (the Amur and Leningrad oblast, respectively), which will go for recycling. Here it is necessary to clarify that each of the projects will be implemented by two different serial production.
The internal enemies of Donald trump preparing a trap for him in case of his victory in the November presidential elections: instead of accusations of treason and cooperation with the Kremlin, that is, the hackneyed and deeply discredited the "Regata", he may prepare a new charge, this time associated with China. On the basis of information which is distributed now by the U.S. Agency of business information Bloomberg, we can assume that trump will be declared a "Chinese candidate" who wittingly or unwittingly help Beijing in the fight with Washington.
"Interviews with nine current and former officials in China indicate a change in sentiment in favor of the incumbent President (of the United States. — Approx. ed.), despite the fact that he spent most of the last four years, accusing Beijing in everything from trade imbalances to the US (of the epidemic. — Approx. ed.) Covid-19. The main reason? The belief that profits from the erosion of the American post-war network of alliances outweigh any damage (inflicted. — Approx. ed.) to China and ongoing trade disputes and geopolitical instability."
The current discussion of the amendments to our Constitution (with the upcoming referendum on them) the what there seething emotions. And how could they not be boiling, if the affected matters, as the selection causing real passion. And not the first century.
That's at least "amendment on the Russian language", as it is simplistically called the... stop, but it seems to be, not really and not so much about the Russian language. Literally (talking about the article 68): "the State language of the Russian Federation throughout its territory is Russian as the language of the constituent people, part of a multinational Union of equal peoples of the Russian Federation" — but in fact the same appears in the current language act. That is, the amendment only raises the level of protection the status of the language to the constitutional.
Yesterday in the Moscow city court announced the verdict in one of the most high-profile cases recently: fifty-year-old Paul Whelan was sentenced to sixteen years in a penal colony for espionage.
The reaction of the States was expected — lightning fast and sharp. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan stated that he was "disappointed and outraged". A few hours later, when the ocean morning came, the battle joined Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. He also expressed outrage via Twitter and demanded "the immediate release" Whelan.
In the remaining two weeks before the vote on the amendments to the Constitution campaigning for and against will only grow — but the main claim of the opponents is already clear. Call themselves Democrats and human rights defenders fans of "the saints of the 90s" outraged "coup d'etat" and urged to vote against Navalny speaks for a boycott of the vote, and opposed the Communist party. If "Democrats" and yalnizcam basically do not like everything that comes from Vladimir Putin, the argument of the Communists more difficult: securing social state status is good, but "strengthening of presidential dictatorship and the strengthening of oligarchic rule" is very bad. But what about the dictatorship and what about the oligarchs in question — what are we, back in the 90s?
Because then it rules the President, who lost in the literal sense of the word anti-reform public support, and shot the Parliament — and then from clever people, and there are oligarchs who bought up for a pittance the state, privatizing many state functions and korrumpirovaniya the state apparatus, turning officials in his henchmen or accomplices. Classic oligarchic rule by relying on the dictatorship of the President-a puppet that had no support among the people.
The flagship of the American business press, which boasts excellent sources in Washington's highest offices, The Wall Street Journal reports that the US is preparing for the introduction of measures of economic impact against a whole group of countries who have encroached on the U.S. financial flows. The geographic scope affected by future measures Washington economic retribution is impressive in its scope: the European Union (General), Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey and even Britain.
Guilty for all of these countries before the administration of Donald trump? All they are going to impose taxes against American Internet giants that got used to a privilege, which stand guard over American politics. This privilege is to earn money worldwide with little to pay taxes. The amount of taxation which now dream of politics from Paris to Rio de Janeiro and from Jakarta to Rome, it is absolutely astronomical, but under the gun they have companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. However, in order to defend their unwritten privileges, even Donald trump (who himself is a victim of the actions of the owners of these companies are obviously supporting Joe Biden) seriously ready to quarrel even with close allies such as Britain, India or Brazil, not to mention the European Union.
What is happening now in the so-called Autonomous area of Seattle is a clear proof that the time when the official U.S. position was a principled refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and have already been created very clear precedent of the effective use of violence in American political life.
The Oxford English dictionary defines terrorism as "the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, to achieve political goals."
A month as Vladimir Zelensky has appointed former Georgian President and ex-Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili, Chairman of the Executive Committee of reforms of the National Council of reforms of Ukraine. It happened after the last decade of April, discussions on the appointment of the Georgian-Ukrainian politician, Deputy Prime Minister for reforms in the Ukrainian government.
The discussion was triggered by the proposal from the Zelensky Saakashvili to take the position that it was without much enthusiasm accepted and significant part of the "Servant of the people", and members of the newly appointed government.
"Coronavirus crisis" and mass riots that have already led to material damage in the billions of dollars, as well as image damage is impossible to measure in money forced the American expert community to look at US with different eyes. Not admiring eyes of a teenager, a professional propagandist or naive spectator of the old Hollywood Thriller, which it is known beforehand that in the end America will win and evil (that is, those who are opposed to Washington's) will be severely punished, and the eyes of the doctors watching attack of a serious illness.
Both of these estimates are likely very far from the truth, and their supporters, you can (and should) be suspected of a certain bias, but more interesting to analyze the opinion of the representative of the elite, which offers not so much a "treatment", as indicates the possibility of acute of all American problems due to the fact that at stake is not only American democracy and the image of a world hegemon, but also the very Foundation of the American welfare state: the United States dollar.
In the newspaper the New York Times recently published an article on us Senator Tom cotton. In the nearest Sunday hunted for this article editor of the views of James Bennett, the friendly team ousted from the newspaper, forcing him to resign.
Wrote about a Republican Senator? First of all, that when the cities and States controlled by Democrats, the police are powerless to stop the riots, looting and other demonstrations (because she was not allowed to do this, local authorities), there have to send troops.
A drunken accident in which the fault of the actor Mikhail Yefremov died his age courier Sergey Zakharov, has given rise to a storm of emotions — far more than would be expected simply from a tragic story involving a famous person. Intertwined so much that you need to try to divide public reaction to a few topics and levels.
But the state in such cases and punish strictly and then begins the second level of public passions. Will punish or save? Plug punishment — from five till 12 years, all the while knowing that it is less the lower limit, both when really extenuating circumstances, and when corruption or hardware "ability" to negotiate with the court. Some believe that nationwide fame and powerful friends will help Ephraim to escape responsibility. Others insist that it is necessary indicative of severe punishment, showing how the fight against drunken driving (in Russia four thousand people die every year caused by drunk drivers) and the tacit privilege of the elite. In fact, the fame of Ephraim in this case dramatically reduces his chances to get rid of slight shock — the conditional sentence. If such accident occurred not in the centre of Moscow with well-known actor, in a remote province with anyone but a local, not a rich drunk, his chance to pay off would depend only on the corruption of law enforcers and judges. Which is decreasing every year — as does the ability of officials or security officers to cover their colleagues, or relatives staged a drunken crash.
Recently returned to the discussion theme "the gas OPEC". This was facilitated by several developments. First and foremost, of course, the current drop in gas prices. Secondly, if to speak about long-term scenarios, the increasingly obvious intentions of Qatar heavily to expand their capacity of LNG plants. Third, the apparent success of OPEC oil even in a time of unprecedented crisis in the market.
Finally, if we talk about the domestic agenda, the discussion of the relationship between LNG exports and pipeline gas remains. Because here in making some kind of commitment in case of creation of "gas OPEC" it will also be necessary to create some rules. Discuss the details, but the spoiler will reveal immediately: the idea of "gas OPEC" the sum of factors looks a lot less promising compared to the oil sector.
At a meeting in the White house Donald trump has rejected proposals to reduce the funding of the American police, or even its complete dissolution. He said that the police allow the country to "live in peace", and 99% of its employees — "wonderful people" whose work "breaks all records". Earlier on Twitter, the President was even more emphatic, saying that the radical left Democrats, promoting such initiatives, "crazy".
The city Council of Minneapolis, where he died during the arrest, George Floyd, voted to disband the police Department itself. And we must pay tribute to the sincerity of the people's representatives, who honestly admit that they don't know exactly how to transform the system, and to suppress the cruelty of the authorities, and to prevent the collapse of society into chaos. Among their proposed to discuss the measures is, for example, an impressive idea to direct some of the challenges (particularly in cases of family violence and youth warfare) social workers.
Watching the struggle of the opposition with the government (if anyone else is following) I can not mention that the game is more like a perpetual check. There are different opinions about what they want the tops, but the bottoms (they — the forces of light) apparently can't.
There is a mournful repetition of the position. Someone 148 times says goodbye to Vladimir Putin, as if wishing to recall the anecdote about the representative of national minorities, which is forgiven, but not out. Someone work out the plot with the eternal picketing, the object support is the most amazing heroes — and what to do if the other is not? Someone collects another collective appeal — 148 times people who are not very widely known in very narrow circles, powerfully appeal to the Kremlin: "Humble yourself before the great people!" Opposition and analysts see this (and also in 148 times) a great beginning, which is to change the whole political situation.
What is racism, which got the whole of progressive America? And not only America — the wave of demonstrations under the slogan "black Lives matter" was held by all the countries of the West: and there, where there are many black, Arab or other non-whites, and where the migrants and their descendants is small. But if the rallies in the UK or Australia only confirm that the West is not a geographical concept, but a civilizational and geopolitical, the demonstration in Tokyo raises questions.
Yes, Japan belongs to the Western world — not only participation in the "Big seven" and the presence of American military bases. But Japan is still one of the most mono-ethnic countries of the world: Japanese 98.5%, the remainder being mainly Chinese and Koreans. Yes, there are still 0.5 per cent other — but among the black citizens of Japan is hardly a couple of hundred. There is an old myth that in 90th years Japan has evicted half a million African migrants, but it is a myth, which if that is, then what's the story with the thousands of illegal immigrants.
Turkey's Ambassador to Athens a Golden Ozugergin assured that his country wants good neighbourly relations with Greece, repeatedly offered to discuss controversial issues, including the delimitation of Maritime zones, and remains committed to dialogue. Review of the diplomat was a response to a number of extremely sharp statements of the Greek and Cypriot statesmen of the last days.
The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis said that during its aggressive policy of Turkey should be deprived of the status of EU candidate.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal in early June was supposed to represent in Parliament the programme of action of the government. This historic document on eight small pages he repeatedly praised in April-may. But something strange happened. Smigel in his speech to the Parliament spoke about the Herculean efforts of his government in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus and the tremendous progress in this fight. Emphasized presented by the government for the programme "stimulating the economy to overcome the effects of coronavirus" (the program incentive). Then asked never presented the action plan of the government to send back for revision.
Was that with the numerous claims against the underlying government program, which looks like a cheap indulgence, because its adoption would give to the government of Smugala one year of immunity from dismissal, as the Prime Minister would agree. But the incentive program described as designed to "government analysts and expert centers."
In the context of the statements Commissioner for foreign policy of the European Commission, Josep Borrell that in the world after the us began the "Asian century", one could expect that Washington would try to increase pressure on Brussels.
This assumption about the next actions of Washington could be put forward at least on the basis of the historical experience of the last 15-20 years, which indicates that any attempt of European (and not only European) politicians to feel the taste of freedom and ran for geopolitical boxes, carefully placed diplomats of the state Department and other emissaries of the American "deep state", ended with a hard vengeance with the application of diplomatic pressure, sanctions, and if necessary — even the technology of "color revolutions". Accordingly, the statement that the EU will act as a Junior ally of the US in dealing with China, which is the obvious and main geopolitical objective of the US for at least the next decade, could not go unpunished. Moreover, the European Union and even made an application for an independent foreign policy in Asia and even started to implement their threats of depriving us of IT giants (such as Facebook or Microsoft) opportunities to engage in tax optimisation within the European Union.
Everything that makes a fool, all he is doing is wrong — this folk wisdom more applicable than to what is happening in the States, or rather to attempt establishment "convert the imperialist war into civil," that is to ride the racial and social protest after the murder of George Floyd and wrap it into a popular uprising against Donald trump.
And if you set fire to the house, the cockroaches because it will burn? Have not tried? — But really, let's match!
Lately in Poland was very fond of various anniversary. Last year was widely celebrated the anniversaries of the massacre of Polish soldiers in Katyn and the Warsaw uprising. This year, despite the quarantine, and a severe political crisis in the country, planned its celebrations for the centenary of the "miracle on the Vistula". That Poland was the initiator of almost all okoloistoricheskoy resolutions of the European Parliament and PACE on the subject of responsibility for world war II. That Poland built the interpretation of history in state policy, creating the Institute of national remembrance and giving him actually to punish.
Fighters, anti-Communists tends to be as noble patriots, a kind of "warriors of light", who selflessly fought against the "occupation" who died in an unequal battle for an independent Poland. But here are some of the anniversaries related to the "exploits" of these warriors, Warsaw is in no hurry to note, once again demonstrating a very selective memory.
Imagine that you have a task to explain to people that it is good and right — to paralyze the life of the city "peaceful" demonstrations, which somehow inevitably burning building and taken away stores. Hard? Not at all. And especially easy if you have to justify in their own eyes with their ugliness. No such outrages that people would not forgive myself, finding the right arguments.
Apparently, in America today, and not only there, the answer is Yes. And his suicide, too, will be justified.
In early June, was released may 20, agreed by the Ukrainian government and the National Bank of the letter of intent and draft Memorandum with specific obligations assumed by Ukraine within the framework of a new standby loan program, to discuss her side suddenly moved to the beginning of may instead of the previously discussed expanded program EFF. While the text of the Memorandum was not even presented at the meeting of the government, which he approved. Then it became only known that the first tranche of a credit line should leave $ 1.9 billion.
But, despite the commitment of the Ukrainian side not to publicize the text of the document to the approval of the Fund's management, its main provisions was leaked almost immediately, and on 1 June became available and the documents themselves.
Amid growing protests over the murder of George Floyd, when, fighting against the racism of the American police, protesters in London trying to storm the residence of the British Prime Minister in the Western world almost imperceptibly fell another Bastion inviolable social rules: the inadmissibility of involving the young generation in acute political conflicts.
A decisive step in the business.
The topic of hydrogen energy continues to remain at the top of the EU energy policy, and in General on the planet the interest is increasing. From an external observer, a cursory study of the issue may give a distorted idea overall picture. On the one hand, the hydrogen States are now very much, there are regular reports of new projects. Notable price Agency Platts eloquently called his section on hydrogen "Beyond the Hype", that is literally "Beyond the hype", implying that the hype, hype, hype does exist.
Hydrogen "the new reading" is the so — called green hydrogen. It is used as a store of energy and is obtained by electrolysis of water using excess, "excess" amounts of electricity from unregulated RES — renewable energy sources. Conversely, in times of scarcity of renewable generation, the hydrogen is burned to generate electricity or heat. While this hydrogen is share in the energy balance at the level of accuracy. But all this can not be complacent: the European Union has strongly taken up the subject in the near future will take the appropriate long-term plans and roadmap.
First repeat the obvious, seen almost in the planetary scale. Here it is: "You must dominate, without this you are wasting your time... Most of you weak. You have to arrest people."
It's from a video conference Donald trump with the governors of States who are afraid or unwilling to be tough to suppress riots across the country. And how then would Beijing and to anyone else not to respond: to dominate and be arrested? Like in Hong Kong? Not to mention the fact that the prospect to declare (rightly) thugs of the movement "antifa" terrorists — so it's essentially the application of the law that are now developing in China, on the American model.
There was no doubt that the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, transfered into the riots, actively used in a growing campaign in the United States.
The American leader gave a whole — well-staged — performance. He delivered a harsh speech in which a) called the rioters "rebels", b) accused the government of some States of failing to protect civilians from criminals and b) promised to mobilize all the Federal resources including the army to "put an end to the destruction and arson".
It is very likely that the US President will have to escape from the burning American cities and belligerent statements against the rioters that swept America. The fact that the authorities in Beijing, according to media reports, decided to take this opportunity to remind you that at the front of the trade war between the US and China were only uneasy truce, and not a full peace, and that at the most inopportune Donald trump moment the war might break out with renewed vigor.
Bloomberg and many Asian media including Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported that Chinese state companies allegedly ordered to suspend imports of U.S. agricultural products.
The confusion of peoples in the USA, the trigger for which was ill-treatment the police Savena with enough socialnym African American Floyd that led to the death of the last, acquired all-American scope.
Looting, arson, riots and violence — all in protest against police brutality — has spread from East coast to the West and from the Gulf of Mexico to the canadian border. To combat the rebellion in 21 States involved national guard. President trump security protocols for a few hours, hid in a bunker.
Now Russia needs the West more than the West needs Russia, and the farther, the stronger it will be shown — this banal idea is very difficult to learn not only a few of Westerners, but also by Western leaders. It is very difficult to accept that the rules of the game and the agenda in relations with Russia is determined not much stronger in the West — but this lack of understanding is itself evidence that the Atlantic world is a thing of the past, leaving behind only the usual cliches.
Last year, on the eve of the summit "the Big seven" in Quebec city, trump talked about it — but then no one except the Italian Prime Minister, openly did not support it. Now trump has decided to go to the other side. Last weekend, he told his companions on the flight from Florida to reporters that the "Big seven" is outdated.
Two hundred and fifty billion dollars.
So much, in the words of the first President of Ukraine, could get to Kiev in compensation for the renunciation of nuclear weapons. Leonid Kravchuk once again returned to one of the favorite themes of Ukrainian politics — the Budapest Memorandum and loss of it capabilities.
As CNN reports, the participation of Russian agents in the ongoing all-American pogrom "quite likely".
The day before, when the same channel produced a story where one of the experts suggested taking part in the riots of "Russian agents" on it specifically mocked in his Twitter personally, Donald trump.
Last week, Washington promised sanctions against Beijing over what China enacted the law on the protection of national security with relevance to Hong Kong. This event or not? Yes, because it is seen as evolving has, in fact, a massive cold war between the two first powers of the world. And the reason for the exacerbation is secondary.
In fact, and in General may in fact not be. So, at the end in the Beijing session of the Chinese Parliament had just adopted a resolution stating that this law needs to develop. This will take the current year-round Permanent Committee (of the Chinese parliamentary system is a two-story, much like our former Congress of people's deputies and Supreme Soviet). It is expected that "the Hong Kong bill" will be accepted until August, although it is not a fact. However, this innovation is discussed almost worldwide and has become the reason for the angry reaction from Washington. As well as the occasion to showcase Hong Kong's radicals (long gone).
Global hegemony does not disappear in one day and not turn into a pumpkin as a fabulous coach, one second. A great Empire, and the United States — of course, the great Empire of our time, degraded slowly, with a speed more characteristic of the movement of glaciers than the sprint run. But this movement leaves markers, that is, the events-the characters that is confused and which clearly shows the path that floats concrete "Empire of the Titanic" ahead of my personal iceberg in the form of historical disaster.
It so happened that the last few days provided us with just three events-a marker for the assessment of the historical trajectory of the country, claiming the preservation of the status of global hegemon. On the one hand, for 30 U.S. cities in flames. Burn the police stations, there are first victims among the police, acts of vandalism of varying severity subjected to countless shops, gas stations, and such characters as St. Patrick's Cathedral in new York. Audience American segment of social networks begins to increasingly use the phrase "civil war", and some companies and politicians in an obvious way support the rioters, and some of the security forces, which require a more active use of violence.
Watching the burning American cities, it is impossible to escape the feeling that we see, if anything, mystical retribution for US actions in other countries.
Of course, the death of a black suspect at the hands of a white police officer is a tragedy, but there needs to be a totally transcendent level of naivety to consider the subsequent armed strife a kind of natural reaction to a particular injustice. It's much easier: in the United States before the election of the President and on the background of acute economic crisis occurred a phenomenon which is similar to the "heavenly hundred" is called "celestial black", and this became the trigger for massive and well-organized riots with violence and firearms.
While all eyes are on racial unrest in American Minneapolis, reminded the world about the state of Affairs is not in the Hollywood "society welfare and equality", but in the real United States, balancing on an increasingly fine line of civil unrest, the US President told all about where the threat to peace.
The world suffers from illegal actions of the Chinese government, said Donald trump. And although technically the US President talked about the coronavirus, meant he was not only a pandemic, because in his statement on Friday accused Beijing of all sins. China robbed States like no other, his policy is a threat to U.S. national security, Beijing is pursuing an expansionist policy in the Pacific generally and constantly violates the Americans and other countries promises. Horror, and only here and Hong Kong seized:
The thirtieth of may is celebrated the 75th anniversary of the tragic episode in post-war Europe — the so-called Brunn death March.
Frankly, this event is not so widely covered by European media as "Stalin's deportation of peoples" or anti-Soviet myths about the war, particularly active unwinding in recent years. It and is clear: some historical facts do not fit into the modern European narrative about the fault of the USSR for everything that happened before and after the Second world war. And their discussion inevitably leads one to ask what is trying to accuse Soviet Russia, if it turns out that Stalin's policy on deportations along ethnic lines was not only commonplace for post-war Europe, but was also more humane in the background of the ethnic cleansing that created the state, now very actively accusing Moscow.