Russian geographers from Moscow State University completed work on the beta version of the Electronic Atlas of abrasion and ice extraction hazards of the coastal shelf zone of the Russian Arctic. The unique atlas includes an overview of the regional maps, analytical and photographic materials, which illustrate the spread of the dangerous processes in the Arctic.
The Rand Corporation has published a repot on how to “contain Russia.” The purpose of the report is to provide recommendations to the newly-elected US President, Joe Biden. According to the report, the US will use any means necessary, except starting a militarized conflict with Russia.
The Japanese embassy representative gifted the Russian history museum in the Minusinsk that caused a scandal. The gift is map that shows Kuril Islands being part of Japan. It should be noted, the Kuril Islands are under Russian jurisdiction.
The Russian political strategist Stanislav Belkovsky made a statement pertaining Belarus on Ukraine 24 channel during a live event. Belkovsky highlighted the fact that Putin does not like the current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko has been disloyal and previously has been playing multiple sides for personal gain.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin made a series of statements last week. One of the statements is pertaining the public administration reforms. The proposed constitutional amendments that were passed in the summer of 2020 included the public sector reform.
The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko visited a hospital in Minsk. At present, Belarus is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. There have been 1,691 new cases of Coronavirus infection on November 28th. This is the highest number in one day ever recorded in Belarus.
The Russian scientists from the A.N. Kosygin State University developed new revolutionary 3D printing technology specifically geared for the fashion industry. A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University was formed as Moscow State Textile Institute in 1919. It is one of the oldest institutes for higher studies in textiles in Russia.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry made a statement condemning the possibility of additional sanctions against China. The new sanctions could be implemented against four Chinese corporations that continue to have business dealings with Iran. The protest by China, stems from the virtual event in the Institute of Belarus that was held on November 25th.
This week, the European Parliament adopted a November resolution pertaining to tougher sanctions against Alexander Lukashenko and his government. According to the European Parliament, the previous actions were insufficient and not harsh enough. A majority of the EU parliament voted in favor of the tougher sanctions.
The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland conducted a meeting in Budapest on November 26. During the meeting, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, and Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, signed a joint declaration rejecting a European Union proposal which would have linked each EU member’s budget payments to the EU.
Belarus is experiencing challenging times with a negative impact on its populous. Alexander Lukashenko continues to be the President of Belarus despite the falsification of the election results. Russia is one of the few nations that recognized Lukashenko as a legitimate president.
The escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the subsequent ceasefire, has been on the forefront of the news around the globe. Earlier this month, the ceasefire agreement was signed by Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. History tends to repeat itself, but the future of Armenia can be problematic.
The fourth Free Russia Forum just wrapped up. Due the Coronavirus pandemic, the forum was held virtually. At the end of the forum, the participants were offered a draft resolution pertaining to the situation in Belarus and preventing the “crimes” of the illegitimate ruling Belarusian regime.
A large cluster of Russian social media accounts have been purged on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram social media platforms. The purge started in October, and continued into the November. Additionally, there is a large number of Russian groups on the same platforms that have been deactivated.
This week, the Venezuelan leader of the opposition, Juan Guaido, gave an interview regarding the continuation of the US’ bipartisan support of the Venezuelan opposition by the newly-elected US President, Joe Biden, and his administration. However, Venezuela can suffer the same fate as Syria, except the trajectory will differ.
Ukraine’s former First Deputy Minister of Economy, Pavlo Kuhta, made a statement on his Facebook page pertaining to the Ukrainian economic crisis. According to him, the Ukrainian budget is in a code red scenario. This is the worst economic performance Ukraine has ever seen.
Mexico registered 813 deaths and 10,794 infected with the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours. That is the largest daily increase in cases since October 5, when health authorities announced 28,115 new infections. The total number of deaths rose to 102,739, and the number of infections to 1,060,152 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Russia and China are working on the conjoined CR929 jet project. This is the first Eurasian project of such kind. However, what is surprising is that Russia is willing to share technology with China at all. China has been caught stealing classified information, trade secrets, and continuously violating copyright and patent laws.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the modernization of the fleet of the heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1 ” Buratino” (Pinocchio) and TOS-1A”Solntsepek” (Sunburn) via Izvestia. There will be a new design of the TOS-1 and TOS-1A. The existing fleet will have the new technology added as well.
Swiss Prosecutors dismissed a nearly decade-old money laundering case brought by Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian tax advisor who worked with Hermitage Capital founder Bill Browder. Magnitsky was arrested on fraud allegations in 2008 and died of “untreated illness” within a year in custody.
A Twitter user with the handle “Reza_Mad” published an image of a production version of an Iranian tank on Sunday. The tank differs from the previously shown samples. Images of the first mass-produced main battle tank (MBT) of the Iranian production Karrar appeared on the social networks.
The United States officially withdrew from the Treaty on Open Skies on Sunday, six months after notifying parties to the treaty that it would do so. The treaty allows signatories to scout each other’s military installations, which is seen as an important measure to build mutual trust after the end of the Cold War.
This weekend Russian Ministry of the Foreign Affairs announced the new sanctions against 25 British nationals. The 25 individuals will also be banned from travel to Russia. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry “the UK was guided by far-fetched and absurd pretexts when imposing sanctions against the Russians.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin , on Saturday extended an embargo on Western food imports introduced in 2014 until the end of 2021. In a decree, the Russian head of state directed the Cabinet to ensure implementation of the measures excluding food prodcuts from the US, the EU, Norway, Australia, and Canada.
Germany and Russia recorded the highest daily numbers of positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic i.e 23,648 and 24,318, respectively. Germany recorded 1,039 more infections than last Thursday, and 106 above the record of daily infections registered a week ago, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced new draft law pertaining the simplified procedure for the foreign nationals to obtain Russian residential permit. It should be noted, Ukrainian nationals can obtain Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure already without the need of the investment.
A Russian peacekeeping contingent has been stationed in the “Armenian” part of Nagorno-Karabakh after a ceasefire agreement was signed by Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The agreement came into force on the November 10th. Currently, the Russian peacekeeping units carry out a number of duties.
According to reports, some senior members of the ruling United Russia party submitted a draft law, in which Russian regulators will be able to restrict Internet users’ access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The draft is aimed at countering the censorship of Russian media by some US platforms.
The US set a new record in regard to cases filed pertaining to allegations of sexual abuse. This is a disturbing tendency. According to the sexual abuse lawyer Paul Moses, the number of sexual assault claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America movement has almost reached 100,000.
Russia has recently faced challenges pertaining to efficiency mechanisms which are unavailable on the regional level. The scenario is related to countering the Coronavirus pandemic. The second wave of COVID-19, of which a number of regions have frankly failed.
Canada announced on Wednesday that China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are the main threats to its cyber security. This is the first time Canada has made such a declaration. In 2018, when the Canadian Communications Security Establishment (CSE) released its first cybersecurity threat report, the agency only mentioned foreign-funded actors.
The US Senate has passed a bill that will allow criminal prosecution of individuals who are involved in schemes that allow systematic violations of sport anti-doping rules. The bill is named after Grigory Radchenkov, who was a consultant during the preparation phase in Russia.
This year has been challenging shaping the trajectory around the world. The winner of the US presidential election will have vested interest in the US influence around the globe, including on the African continent. Currently, there is an attempt of the global geopolitical redistribution.
The ceasefire agreement has been signed between Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh region. There have been accusations by the Armenian opposition that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has been hiding inside the US Embassy in Yerevan. The Armenian military leadership does not want the war to continue.
Two days after the German biotech company Biontech, and its US partner, Pfizer, reported the good news of the cooperation in the development of a new coronavirus vaccine, the Russian vaccine research and development agency has now announced that its vaccine is more than 90% safe.
A ceasefire agreement has been signed on November 9th by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan ending the war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The agreement came in force on the November 10th.
A ceasefire agreement has been signed between Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan pertaining to the Nagorno-Karabakh Region. The agreement entails Russian peacekeepers overseeing the mission. Meanwhile, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that he is in Armenia, and continues to fulfill his duties.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia have signed a peace agreement to end the military conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the deal “very painful” for him and his people. The agreement came after nearly six weeks of fighting between ethnic minorities in Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Azerbaijan admitted to shooting down a Russian helicopter over its territory and apologized to Moscow. Azerbaijan expressed its willingness to pay compensation to Russia for the accident. They explained that a unit of the army believed that there were “provocations from the Armenian side,” in the context of the conflict over the Nagorno Karabakh region.
Congratulations began pouring in from around the world in earnest after it emerged on Saturday that Democratic candidate Joe Biden had taken an insurmountable lead over President Donald Trump in the near-complete tally of Tuesday’s elections. Notably, however, some top world leaders have up to now remained silent.
Russian physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences proposed a new technology that will be easy to use. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, known informally as PhysTech, is a Russian university, originally established in the Soviet Union.
Sources from Moscow have revealed that Vladimir Putin is a sick man, and that he is considering resignation. The Kremlin has, however, dismissed the report in a quick rejoinder, calling it nonsense. The news began circulating in the early hours of Friday to the effect that the Russian president is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
Scientists of the Institute of History of Material Culture Russian Academy of Sciences (IIMK ran) from St. Petersburg, conjointly with the participants of the archaeological expedition “Cabanarama” in the Krasnodar region, found ancient Terra-cottas and a dedicatory relief.
Facebook Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and TikTok platforms have been hit with heavy fines since a new law came into force in Turkey to tighten regulation of social networks. They were each fined 10 million liras ($1.174 million) for not naming their local representative at the appointed time.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asked about the possible acquisition of the Minsk oil field on the territory of Russia, the press service of the Belarusian leader reported. It was about starting negotiations on the supply of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) to Belarus next year.