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In Russia, rejected the initiative to ban whaling

The expert working group of the Federal level rejected the initiative of the "Russian public initiative" on the prohibition of the capture of cetaceans for dolphinariums, which gathered over 100 thousand signatures.

Now the law allows marine mammals capture only for indigenous peoples, for scientific and educational purposes. Former Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev in 2019, said catch in the cultural and educational goals the government wants to ban. The environmental coalition "freedom of the orcas and the Beluga whales" published a petition in support of such a ban on the IC, she has collected over 100 thousand votes, which is enough for consideration by the government.

In the Federation Council commented on the flight of the bombers of the U.S. air force at the border

. The first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir Jabbarov has commented on the interception of U.S. bombers over the sea of Okhotsk.

According to him, such flights are conducted to check the readiness of air defense systems, and tracking systems.

The interception of U.S. bombers over the sea of Okhotsk was on video

Published footage of the escort of American bombers B-52H Russian fighters.

The air defense forces of the Eastern military district found a U.S. air force aircraft in the skies over neutral waters of the sea of Okhotsk. To intercept the bombers picked up the su-30, su-35 and MiG-31.

Russian fighter jets escorted a US air force aircraft over the sea of Okhotsk

The Russian air force was raised in the air fighters to intercept American bombers-52N over the sea of Okhotsk, Russian border they are not violated, stated in the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, over the past 1.5 weeks, the U.S. air force themselves twice raised the fighters in the air to escort Russian strategic bombers Tu-95MS in the same area, near the border of Russia and the USA.

Team Cousteau supported the initiative to ban trapping in Russia cetaceans

Team oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, who participated in the operation to rescue sea animals from the "whale jail" in Primorye, addressed the Russian authorities with a letter in which he supported the proposal, published on the "Russian public initiative" on the prohibition of the capture of cetaceans for dolphinariums.

Now the law allows marine mammals capture only for indigenous peoples, for scientific and educational purposes. Former Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Gordeyev in 2019, said catch in the cultural and educational goals the government wants to ban. The environmental coalition "freedom of the orcas and the Beluga whales" published a petition in support of such a ban on the IC, she has collected over 100 thousand votes, which is enough for consideration by the government. Environmentalists reported that an expert working group at the Federal level, having considered the petition on the website ROI on the prohibition of the capture of cetaceans in the cultural and educational purposes, recommended to deny them. It was reported that the members of the working group will be assembled by 1 June.