• Skripal's mother filed a police report about his disappearance
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    Skripal's mother filed a police report about his disappearance

    On Tuesday, February 19, sent statements to the police with a request to recognize Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia missing. Mother of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal Elena has addressed in police with the statement for recognition of their missing relative, poisoned in Salisbury, said Skripal niece Victoria, Interfax reported. "On Tuesday sent a statement to the police with a request to recognize Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia missing. The documents are submitted by mail to the police Department at the place of residence of Yulia in Moscow," said Vic Skripal. Victoria Skripal lives in Yaroslavl mother of ex-GRU Colonel. Previously, they had intended to visit the UK…

  • Putin instructed to raise benefits and reduce taxes for large families
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    Putin instructed to raise benefits and reduce taxes for large families

    The tax burden on the Russian family should be reduced, and the regions need to offer additional support. This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during his address to the Federal Assembly. The broadcast is available on YouTube."The principle should be simple — more kids, less taxes," he said.As a measure of support of large families Putin instructed to additionally exempt them from tax for five square meters in apartment and seven square meters in house child and also tax-land size of six acresIn addition, the head of state instructed from 1 July this year to raise payments to families with children with disabilities doubled to 10…

  • The mother of Sergei Skripal asks to recognize the son missing
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    The mother of Sergei Skripal asks to recognize the son missing

    The mother of Sergei Skripal asks to recognize the son missing The mother of a former GRU officer, a double agent Sergei Skripal appealed to the Moscow police with a request to recognize the missing of his son and granddaughter, poisoned in the English city of Salisbury in March 2018. This was told "Interfax" the niece of Sergei Skripal, Victoria. According to her, if Julia and Sergei Skripal recognize missing, then mother will get an apartment, a car and a dog. Yulia and Sergei Skripal was found unconscious in Salisbury on 4 March. British authorities said that they had been poisoned nervously-paralytic substance "Beginner", and blamed the poisoning on the…

  • Moskalkova: the Transportation of Baloha will take up to a month
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    Moskalkova: the Transportation of Baloha will take up to a month

    Where direct inmate - known: until the arrival of the prisoner the final place of punishment is not informed neither his relatives nor the lawyer. Escorting Ukrainian prisoner of Vladimir Baloga can last about a month. On Tuesday, February 19, said the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova, the press service of the Ombudsman. "The final place of punishment is not reported to relatives and a lawyer until the actual arrival at the prisoner. Usually on a road, to the place where he was sent to serve his sentence, goes from two weeks to one month," - said Moskalkova. The report also says that Baluga "the…

  • Russian human rights activist sent to mental hospital at the request of the mayor
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    Russian human rights activist sent to mental hospital at the request of the mayor

    The head of the Vologda branch of the movement "For human rights" Gregory winter sent for compulsory psychiatric examination after the mayor of Cherepovets Elena Avdeeva filed for him in court. About this human rights activist Lev Ponomarev said in his blog on "echo of Moscow".According to Ponomarev, on the morning of 18 February, the Winter came, the security forces and taken to court. The reason for this was the claim Avdeeva, who demanded to check the man was a psychiatrist. At the trial the human rights activist asked to postpone the meeting until the arrival of a lawyer and close process, because it had to disclose information about his…

  • The court in Moscow decided not to consider complaint of Ukrainian sailors
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    The court in Moscow decided not to consider complaint of Ukrainian sailors

    The appeal was returned to the court of first instance because the decision about prolongation of terms of arrest not been promptly translated into Ukrainian language. Appeals against the extension of arrest of four Ukrainian sailors, the Moscow city court has left without consideration on procedural grounds. They returned to the court of first instance. On Monday, February 18, Interfax reported. In the Moscow city court said that the cause was inadequate design materials. "Appeal in defense of Victor Bespalchenko, Vladislav Kostyshina, Vladimir Lisovoy and Vladimir Arimasa withdrawn from consideration on appeal and returned to the Lefortovo district court of Moscow to address the shortcomings in the design of materials",…

  • Taught like memes not reported
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    Taught like memes not reported

    The Central district court of Chelyabinsk has fined the activist of the movement "Open Russia" Denis Ibragimov on 10 thousand roubles for the lecture "How to like memes and not go to jail," according to "OVD-info".Ibragimov was found guilty under article 20.33 code of administrative offences ("carrying out activities of undesirable organizations"). Open online lecture was devoted to a partial decriminalization of article 282 of the criminal code ("inciting hatred or enmity") and took place on 28 November in one of the office centers."According to the prosecution, with human rights webinar about the memes I was undermining the foundations of the constitutional system of Russia and implementing the activities of…

  • Udaltsov has returned to the car and the money arrested for "swamp case"
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    Udaltsov has returned to the car and the money arrested for "swamp case"

    Udaltsov has returned to the car and the money arrested for "swamp case" A court in Moscow withdrew the arrest of the vehicle and 142 thousand rubles that belong to the coordinator "the Left front" Sergei Udaltsov. About it reports Agency "Moscow". The possessions of the opposition were arrested seven years ago in the investigation of the criminal case on the riots on Bolotnaya square in Moscow in may 2012. Under arrest there are still 13 thousand rubles. In August 2017 Udaltsov was released after four and a half years in prison on charges of participation in riots on Bolotnaya square in Moscow in 2012. May 6, 2012, the day…

  • In Poland for five years, was demolished about 100 Soviet monuments - Ambassador
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    In Poland for five years, was demolished about 100 Soviet monuments - Ambassador

    The Russian government will not agree to the transfer of the monuments to Soviet soldiers. About 100 Soviet monuments demolished in Poland in recent years, announced on Sunday, February 17, the Ambassador of Russia in Poland Sergey Andreev. "We have estimates," said the Ambassador, noting that recently the Polish authorities try not to advertise the demolition of monuments. "According to our monitoring, it turns out that for the period from 2014 until the present time, demolished about 100 of the monuments", - said the Ambassador, noting that "it turns out that more than 100 still remains." Andreev also confirmed earlier repeatedly voiced a position of Russia that the Russian authorities…

  • Six-year-old wandered the night in the Moscow Park and went out to the people
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    Six-year-old wandered the night in the Moscow Park and went out to the people

    Six-year-old lost in the Metropolitan Park "elk island" and stayed there all night, told TASS on Monday, February 18, a source in law enforcement bodies."Parents tried to find the child independently, but it failed. In the area 06:00 GMT the boy's mother went to the police and wrote a statement about his disappearance," — said the Agency interlocutor.Around 9:00 child he went to a gas station in Golyanovo, where staff called emergency services. Currently, the health of the boy threatens nothing.In the urban Chapter of the Ministry of internal Affairs confirmed the fact of detection of the child and told about the inspection into the incident, without specifying details.In November,…

  • Insulted Crimean Tatars history textbook will withdraw from the libraries
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    Insulted Crimean Tatars history textbook will withdraw from the libraries

    Insulted Crimean Tatars history textbook will withdraw from the libraries From schools and libraries in Russia-annexed Crimea would remove a textbook on the history of the Peninsula for 10 classes. About it RIA Novosti said the Deputy of the state Duma of Crimea Ruslan Balbec. Previously, such a request addressed to the authorities of Crimea, the Council of the Crimean Tatars. The Council is dissatisfied with how the textbook highlights the participation of Crimean Tatars in the great Patriotic war and their deportation in 1944. The authors note that the textbook deportation of the Crimean Tatars is represented as a historically defensible fact. They see this as signs of such…

  • Killed in a fight in Tver was the champion of Russia on hand-to-hand combat
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    Killed in a fight in Tver was the champion of Russia on hand-to-hand combat

    A man killed in a brawl with a security guard near the building of the Central Telegraph on Tverskaya street in Central Moscow, was the champion of Russia on hand-to-hand combat. On Sunday, February 17, reports REN TV.22-year-old Gennady Pavlov from the Orel region won the Junior championship, which took place in Kaluga in may of 2016, and has repeatedly won medals in other competitions.Conflict Pavlova with a security guard got on surveillance cameras. The footage shows how a young man in the hoodie pounced with fists at the man, and starts a fight.The incident occurred on the morning of 17 February at the entrance of the building, which houses…

  • At the national University of Russia collapsed three floors
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    At the national University of Russia collapsed three floors

    Continued: the Moment of collapse to the University of St. Petersburg was caught on videoIn the building of the Saint-Petersburg national research University of information technologies, mechanics and optics (ITMO) collapsed overlap from the fifth to the second floors, reports TASS with reference to EMERCOM.According to the source Agency, under blockages there can be people, their number is specified. Know about the evacuation of 60 people."Fontanka" with reference to eyewitnesses writes that on February 16 at the University was a training day, so there were the teachers and the students. It is reported that part of them locked in rooms, there is also information about that blocked 21 people."Interfax" reported…

  • In Moscow held a picket in defense of the coastal Beluga whales and orcas
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    In Moscow held a picket in defense of the coastal Beluga whales and orcas

    In Moscow held a picket in defense of the coastal Beluga whales and orcas In Moscow at the Yauza gates on Saturday held a series of agreed with the authorities of the picket in defense of whales and orcas, which are contained in the "whale jail" in Primorye. Edition Activatica, which led the live broadcast on Facebook, reports that among opponents of catch and sale of rare cetaceans, the venue came a lot of provocateurs. Some of them, in particular, spoke in favor of Dolphin. The human rights portal "OVD-info" reports that the stock was detained two people. They were taken to the police under the pretext of lack of…

  • St Petersburg has offered to work as the Governor
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    St Petersburg has offered to work as the Governor

    The authorities of St. Petersburg announced the selection of the councilors to the Governor on youth policy and interaction with local authorities. Summary will be accepted until February 28, said on "human resources portal administration of St.-Petersburg".Smolny require two advisors on youth policy and one on interaction with local self-government. Salary is 54 thousand rubles.Applicants may send your resume in paper or electronic form.Candidates will be evaluated in three stages. First, a potential advisers of the Governor will have to undergo testing for knowledge of Russian language, of the Constitution, law on civil service, IT and professional spheres of activity. Then there will be a public defense of the project…

  • St. Petersburg authorities have not agreed on a March to the memory of Nemtsov
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    St. Petersburg authorities have not agreed on a March to the memory of Nemtsov

    St. Petersburg authorities have not agreed on a March to the memory of Nemtsov The authorities of St. Petersburg have not agreed on none of the routes proposed by the organizers of the March in memory of Boris Nemtsov. It is reported by Telegram-channel "Protest Petersburg". The Chairman of the "Open Russia" Andrei Pivovarov said that the Smolny decision will be appealed, and the March will take place in any case. Before the rally, which is scheduled for 24 February, there were more than a week. Last year, the city authorities banned the March in memory of Nemtsov, referring to "other previously agreed cultural events". Later at Smolny still allowed…

  • Russian citizenship for the year was 83 thousand Ukrainians
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    Russian citizenship for the year was 83 thousand Ukrainians

    The number of Ukrainians wishing to obtain a Russian passport, declining for the third year in a row. Russia in 2018 has granted citizenship to thousands 83 81 citizen. This is stated in the statistical information on migration situation of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. In particular, for January-December 83 81 thousand Ukrainian received the citizenship of the Russian Federation (adopted, restored, recognized). Also during this period the decision on the results 64 of 861 thousand residence permits for Ukrainians. Currently living in Russia on a residence permit 638 170 thousand Ukrainians. In addition, citizens of Ukraine in 2018 received 77 075 thousand permits for temporary…

  • Become a Hero of Russia, a veteran of Afghanistan spoke about the indifference to the award
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    Become a Hero of Russia, a veteran of Afghanistan spoke about the indifference to the award

    Fought in Afghanistan, Soviet and Russian officer Vladimir Kovtun, who was awarded the title of Hero of Russia, said that the award does not cause any emotions. He stated this in an interview with REN TV on Friday, February 15.According to the veteran, overall he has a positive attitude to the new title, but believes it will make little difference. "And what may be emotions? (...) What title can add to the love for the Motherland, to mother? As a treat, and will apply [to the homeland]. It absolutely does not add nor take away [love of country]", he explained, adding that in his life and so many things happened.Kovtun…

  • Media: in the centre of Surgut detained a local resident with explosives
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    Media: in the centre of Surgut detained a local resident with explosives

    Media: in the centre of Surgut detained a local resident with explosives In Surgut the centre of the city, law enforcement officers detained a local resident, who was allegedly explosives. He is suspected of extremism. It is reported Ura.ru citing law enforcement sources. According to STV, the first police received a report about a suspicious object was found in a shopping center, but arrived to challenge operational service found nothing. At the same time, across the street from the Mall militiamen detained the man who, according to unconfirmed information of the channel, was carrying explosives. The operation involved officers, Regardie and the FSB. The main Avenue of the city was…

  • Russians deprived of essential medicines for cough
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    Russians deprived of essential medicines for cough

    The Federal service for supervision of health (Roszdravnadzor) decided to withdraw from circulation the drug "Erespal" 18 Feb 2019. This is stated in the published on the Agency's website document."Not bad," produced in the form of tablets and syrup French laboratory Servier applied for the treatment of respiratory diseases. He also goes for the removal of attacks of severe coughing.It is noted that the active substance of the medication, fenspiride, may cause cardiac arrhythmia. Given that "Bad" is used for the treatment of non-life threatening symptoms, fenspiride loses in the ratio of "risk — benefit".Russia has banned this medicine after the French National safety Agency of medicines and health products,…