The United States is confident in its assessment of the possibility of Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine

photo pexels.com White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, speaking to reporters, said that the White House is confident in the loyalty of its assessments regarding the possibility of “invasion” Russia to Ukraine. According to her, last week in Washington they observed the preparation and build-up of the Russian military presence on the border with Ukraine. In this regard, the White House assumed that the invasion could happen at any moment. "Our assessment has not changed since then … We cannot read the mind of President Putin … The invasion can happen at any time”, – said Psaki. Источник www.mk.ru

The Pentagon announced the transfer of elite airborne units to Europe

pexels.com photo -airborne units. As Pentagon spokesman John Kirby clarified,  About 8,500 US troops have been ordered to prepare for deployment to reinforce NATO's eastern flank. “These forces include units of the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps, 101st Airborne -airborne division,” he clarified. Источник www.mk.ru

“Ukraine rejects everything that comes from the DNR and LNR”

Experts evaluate the results of the negotiations between the advisers of the Normandy Four leaders The meeting of the advisers of the Normandy Four leaders in Paris lasted eight hours instead of the planned three. The result of the negotiations was the agreement of the parties on the need to observe a truce in the south-east of Ukraine. Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the presidential administration of Russia, said that specific measures to resolve the conflict would be worked out at a second meeting in two weeks in Berlin. Photo: kremlin.ru As Kozak said at a press conference on the talks, the conversation was not easy and was more like an “inventory of different readings of the Minsk agreements.” The parties came to the conclusion that the existing disagreements do not contrib...

Zatulin proposed not to link the repatriation of compatriots with financial issues

“Compatriots should know that Russia is ready to accept them at any moment” The legislation on obtaining Russian citizenship is being updated again, but the new norms, according to State Duma deputy Konstantin Zatulin, are serious will not facilitate the repatriation procedure for foreign compatriots, although this has been repeatedly promised to them by Russian politicians. The reason for this is the lack of a unified view of the problem among the Russian authorities – among the people who make political decisions and the people who execute them. Photo: Gennady Cherkasov Konstantin Zatulin was forced to turn to the media and public opinion in general by the conviction that the draft law “On Citizenship” submitted to the Duma at the end of December last yea...

Shoigu in Dubna showed the ultra-long drone “Orion”

The minister set tasks for the defense industry to develop drones On January 27, the head of the Russian military department, Sergei Shoigu, visited the newest enterprise producing Orion military drones. The plant was built in the science city of Dubna. Together with Shoigu, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov and the governor of the Moscow region Andrey Vorobyov visited the plant in Dubna. The need for drones in the Russian army is great. As recent wars and conflicts have shown, strike drones can become weapons of victory. This was the case, for example, in the Karabakh war. Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova The reconnaissance and strike drone “Orion” produced in Dubna – the heaviest of those that are in service with the Russian army. Its mass &nd...

Russia received a call to war

Who will run out of patience first In fact, things are much worse. This is not NATO in the person of Stoltenberg or America in the person of Biden are trying to destroy Russia (and China too, but it is more difficult). It is not at all that Russia, in the person of Putin, is eager to seize Ukraine and Europe. The new world order, which originated somewhere across the ocean, no longer fits within its borders and, like porridge, climbs over the side of the pan. It is designed in such a way that there is no one to negotiate with. British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: AP President Trump was the last in America who still tried to save that country of big pickups and opportunities, double-barreled shotguns in the hands of farmers brown fr...

Coronavirus “mowed down” the State Duma: they will sit in February for only a week

Zone of increased danger Omikron forced the State Duma to drastically reduce the time of its work in the building on Okhotny Ryad. In February, the deputies will gather in the plenary hall only three times instead of the usual nine. And after the New Year, the speaker stopped reporting the number of sick people’s deputies altogether, although he used to do it every week. Photo: duma .gov.ru The State Duma regulations state that deputies must work in the capital for three weeks (participate in plenary sessions, meetings of committees and commissions, parliamentary hearings and other events), and communicate with voters in the regions for one week. Moreover, in each of those weeks that are supposed to be in Moscow, three plenary sessions should be held: on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday....

Immunologist Kryuchkov spoke about the risk of a more pathogenic outbreak of “delta”

Story Coronavirus pandemic of a new type that spread from China Immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov said that those who had been ill with a strain of coronavirus “omicron” weak immunity to the “delta”, so another pathogenic outbreak may occur, RT reports. According to Kryuchkov, the “delta” will be displaced almost completely, but “will remain in animals in some form, in humans in a small amount and will” ripen “when on” omicron ” there will already be significant immunity. The scientist noted that the pandemic could last another two or three years, and vaccination is “a very powerful defense for the body.” “If we are talking about protection from infection, then nothing better than specific immunoprophylaxis...

A crack in education. How to repair all emergency schools

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 4. Crack in education 01/26/2022 According to the order of the President, by 2026, 7.3 thousand schools should be repaired in the country. 418 billion rubles will be spent on this. It is not the first year that people have been talking about the inadequate state of Russian schools. And they even made a list of regions with the maximum share of dilapidated buildings. Billions of rubles have already been spent on the repair and construction of schools. Why doesn't anything change? Emergency Education In some Russian schools, the remote mode could be introduced not because of the pandemic, but because of the condition of the buildings. Granite of science with mould January 18 in Arzamas, Nizhny Novgorod region. closed the oldest scho...

“Our men are better than the Germans.” Russian woman – about life with a foreign husband

Fitness trainer and blogger Aliona Hilt was born and raised in Petersburg. By the age of  she had a good job, and and in the hometown the girl became famous as a successful model. It seemed like a bright future ahead — a dizzying career and & nbsp; a successful marriage. However, a sudden flash of feeling for a German named Arminruined all plans. Aliona moved from the northern capital with its great opportunities to the small town of Dormagen, where the chosen one lived. This union lasted eleven years, but in the end, Hilt returned to her homeland. She already celebrated last New Year in St. Petersburg. What's it like — live with a person of a different culture? How are Russian men different fr...

Will farmers start using artificial rainfall?

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 4. Crack in education 26/01/2022 Expert answer 0 + – – Good idea, – considers ecologist, Doctor of Biology Dmitry Zamolodchikov. – Technology for artificial precipitation has been developed since the late 1940s. For a long time they were used primarily to prevent unwanted rain or hail – for example, when holding festive events in cities. Now there is increasing interest in their use where precipitation is needed. For example, last year in the UAE conducted experiments to cause rain with the help of drones during extreme heat. But in order to apply these technologies on a large scale in agriculture, more research is needed on their potential, taking  economic indicators. Источни...

The Gaza Strip, with the support of the UAE, received a batch of vaccine against covid “Sputnik V”

Story Coronavirus pandemic of a new type that spread from China The Ministry of Health of the Gaza Strip has received a batch of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V from the UAE, TASS reports. It is reported that the convoy with cargo arrived in the coastal enclave through the checkpoint ” Rafah, located in the southern part of the sector. It is noted that this is the largest shipment of medical supplies delivered to the Gaza Strip with the support of the UAE since the beginning of the pandemic. Formerly the representative of the World Health Organization in Russia, Melita Vujnovic said that in 2022 WHO may recognize the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V.. She noted that ten vaccines are currently on the list of drugs recommended for emergency use. In this regard, they ...

SpaceX rocket launch with Italian satellite postponed due to bad weather

The SpaceX developer company has announced that the launch of the American Falcon 9 heavy rocket with the Italian COSMO-SkyMed (CSG-2) radar surveillance satellite has been postponed for a day due to bad weather conditions, Interfax reports.< /p> The launch is now scheduled to take place at 6:11 PM EDT Friday (Saturday at 02:11 AM BST) from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.< /p> It was previously reported that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 launch vehicle with a batch of 49 Starlink satellites. The Starlink network is designed to provide the inhabitants of the Earth with broadband Internet access. In total, the American company is going to deploy There are 11 thousand satellites in orbit. The total cost of this project is estimated at ten billion dollars. Источник aif....

Minus 6 degrees Celsius expected in Moscow on Friday

Cloudy weather is predicted in the Russian capital on Friday, January 28, according to the official website of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation. “Snow. Blizzard in places. Black ice,” the message says. Daytime air temperature in the city will be from minus four to minus six degrees. Atmospheric pressure – 739 millimeters of mercury. Southeasterly wind at a speed of five to ten meters per second. In some places, its gusts can reach 15 meters per second. On Saturday night, cloudy weather, sleet and snow are predicted in the capital. Wind southeast at a speed of five to ten meters per second. In some places, its gusts can also reach 15 meters per second. Thermometers can drop to marks minus seven degrees. Atmospheric pressure will be 7...

Zelensky appointed Lebed head of the National Guard of Ukraine

President Zelensky appointed Lieutenant General Yuri Lebed as head of the National Guard of Ukraine Earlier, the commander of the National Guard, Mykola Balan, resigned after a conscript soldier of the National Guard shot five people in the Dnieper. In his place, Deputy Yuri Lebed was appointed as acting deputy Yury Lebed President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree appointing Lieutenant General Yuriy Lebed as Acting Commander of the National Guard of Ukraine. The corresponding decree is published on the website of the president's office. Zelensky fired Nikolai Balan, who had previously resigned after a conscript soldier of the National Guard shot five people at the Yuzhmash enterprise, by another decree. in Dnipro. Prior to his appointment, Yury Lebed was Deputy Command...

Kadyrov called State Department employees ignorant because of the kidnapping claim

Kadyrov on the State Department's statement on abductions in Chechnya: its authors are still those ignoramuses The State Department issued a statement on “abductions and arbitrary detentions” in Chechnya. Kadyrov said that the staff who trained him are ignorant, because they do not know Russian laws Ramzan Kadyrov The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, called the employees of the US State Department who prepared the statement on “abductions and arbitrary detentions” citizens in the region, ignoramuses. He published his appeal in the Telegram channel. “I expected a more sensible statement, but it turned out that the authors of the State Department’s appeal are still those ignoramuses who do not understand what powers the head of the subject of the Russian Fede...

Kyrgyzstan announces ceasefire agreement with Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed on a complete ceasefire on the border Representatives of the authorities of the border regions where the conflict occurred with the exchange of fire agreed to cease fire, withdraw additional forces, unblock the Batken-Isfana road and jointly patrol the area Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed about a complete ceasefire on the border after a conflict broke out the night before, ending in a shootout. This is stated in the message of the Kyrgyz border service, published in the Telegram channel of the special media headquarters of the authorities. The release says that negotiations were held on the situation at the border, in which the representative of the President of Kyrgyzstan in the Batken region, the representative of the border service in the region, as w...

FT learned about the preparation of EU sanctions against the gas sector of Russia

FT: The EU and Britain are developing sanctions against new gas projects in Russia because of Ukraine They will affect new Russian projects in the gas sector, reducing funding and technology supplies. At the same time, the FT writes that damage can also be done to Western companies that invest in projects in Russia The EU countries and the United Kingdom, with the support of the United States, are developing a package of sanctions against new Russian gas projects, which can be activated in the event of an invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Times writes, citing sources. According to her, the measures are aimed at to seriously cut funding and supply of technology for new Russian projects in the gas sector. The interlocutors of the publication argue that this package of measures will be par...

Moscow authorities will not introduce a lockdown due to “omicron”

The capital's mayor's office does not plan to introduce a lockdown against the backdrop of an increase in the incidence. The authorities maintain a reserve of free beds and focus on hospitalization rates, with the spread of “omicron” they are noticeably lower than with the “delta” No lockdowns or closures In Moscow, against the backdrop of the spread of the strain “omicron” a lockdown will not be introduced, the current measures are quite enough, two sources close to the city authorities told RBC. According to one of them, when deciding on new restrictive measures due to COVID-19, the city hall pays attention to the number of hospitalizations. By January 27, this figure in the capital reached 1.4 thousand people per day. According to the source...

German Foreign Minister rules out NATO eastward expansion in the near future

German Foreign Minister: there is no talk of NATO expansion to the East now, dialogue is important There is no talk about NATO expansion at the expense of Ukraine, therefore there is no subject for dispute, said German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock, speaking about NATO relations with Russia. According to her, she argued about this with Sergey Lavrov for a long time Ukraine's entry into the North Atlantic Alliance and its further expansion to the East is not discussed, it makes no sense to argue about this now, said the head of the German Foreign Ministry Annalena Burbock in an interview with the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. “At the moment, there is no talk of NATO expansion to the east at all. That is why in Moscow I had a long discussion with the Russian Foreign Minister [Se...

UK and EU prepare sanctions against new gas projects in Russia

The UK and the EU are developing a new package of sanctions against Russian projects in the gas sector, which may be introduced in the event of an escalation around Ukraine. Photo: pixabay.com The UK and the EU are developing a new package of sanctions against Russian projects in the gas sector, which may be introduced in the event of an escalation around Ukraine. This is reported by the Financial Times, citing its own sources. The publication clarifies that the next sanctions are being developed with the support of the United States. The goal of the “gas” package is to “hard limit” the technological and financial injections that are associated with Russian initiatives in this industry. It is clarified that the sanctions may also affect European companies, inclu...

German readers asked the US to give in to Russia

Photo: en.wikipedia.org Readers of the German newspaper Der Spiegel urged the US and NATO to come to a compromise with Russia on granting it security guarantees. Most of the users came to the conclusion that Washington should give way to Moscow. “The Americans are to blame for the ongoing nightmare,” says user Eugen_der_chinGisKahn, admitting that NATO should be dissolved and create its own defense organization in the EU. “The US is ignoring the problem of expanding the alliance,” says Mitte. According to commentator bukowski, it is not clear why the North Atlantic Alliance cannot promise not to accept the Russian Federation join Ukraine: “NATO could wait and see what the political development of such an unstable state as Ukraine will be.” Another read Tel under the nickname...

Senate of Kazakhstan deprives Nazarbayev of lifetime chairmanship in the Security Council

At the plenary session, the deputies of the senate (upper house) of the Parliament of Kazakhstan approved the legislative amendments. Photo: Lilia Sharlovskaya At the plenary session, the deputies of the senate (upper house) of the parliament of Kazakhstan approved legislative amendments, according to which the lifetime chairmanship of ex-President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Security Council of the country and the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan is cancelled. Chambers) of Parliament Kanat Nurov said that these amendments were adopted at the plenary session. Later they were published on the website of the Senate. Now the amendments are aimed at the transfer of powers. Among other things, the parliament is discussing the issue of introducing additions and amendments to constitution...

Medvedev explained why there are no Russian bases in Venezuela and Cuba

Russia is unable to establish its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela as these countries seek to break out of isolation and restore normal relations with the US. Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia cannot deploy its military bases in Cuba and Venezuela, as these countries seek to break out of isolation and restore normal relations with the United States.< /p> “Venezuela, Cuba are our partners, countries that are close to us and conduct an independent foreign policy. But these are absolutely sovereign countries. We cannot place anything on their territory, since such actions must be consistent with their geopolitical positioning and their own national interests,” he added. Medvedev specified tha...

Biden told Zelensky to prepare for a Russian invasion

On Thursday, Jan. an invasion is almost imminent, and that he needs to “prepare to strike”. According to Biden, Kiev could be “plundered” by Russian troops. On the same day, before the two presidents spoke, the US Pentagon issued a chilling warning that an invasion of Ukraine “may be inevitable” amid a sharp increase in military forces on the Russian-Ukrainian border. “Over the past 24 hours, we have recorded an increase in the military contingent that the Russians are deploying in the western part of their country and in Belarus,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said at a press conference. Kirby also said that American military units from Fort Bragg, Fort Carson and Fort Campbell have been put on high alert for deployment to Eastern Europe as tensions escalate in the region. Th...

The White House called Biden’s warning to Zelensky about the Russian invasion fake

White House National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne released a statement calling CNN's report about US President Joe Biden's alleged “imminent invasion” warning during telephone conversations with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky as disinformation. Russia. photo pixabay based on some unnamed informed sources in the Zelensky administration. However, all this turned out to be fake. “This is not true. President Biden said there was a possibility that Russian troops could invade Ukraine in February 2022. Previously, he stated this publicly, and we have been warning about this for several months,” she stressed. official. Hornv added that all reports of something more or different from this are completely false. Recall, earlier it was reported that,...

Washington convenes UN Security Council meeting over Ukraine

The US authorities are convening a meeting of the UN Security Council because of the possible threat of the Russian army invading Ukraine. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 31st. This was reported in a statement by US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. According to the American diplomat, the decision to convene a meeting of the UN Security Council was made following lengthy consultations with Kiev and Western partners, which lasted several weeks. At this meeting, the United States wants to discuss Moscow's threatening actions against Ukraine, including the build-up of Russian military forces near the Ukrainian borders and on the territory of Belarus. These issues, Linda Thomas-Greenfield is sure, are “of the utmost importance for international...

Russia blames US for environmental catastrophe

The United States has caused an environmental disaster in Syria. This was stated by Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN. The Russian side believes that the state of emergency is taking place in the territories “where the Americans steal oil.” “I would like to use the meeting to emphasizing the disastrous situation that is generally developing in the northeast of Syria, which is still illegally occupied by the United States,” the Russian representative said. He pointed out that the UN does not give any assessment of the situation. Polyansky added that in areas “where the United States is outright stealing oil, an ecological catastrophe is unfolding.” According to Polyansky, the disaster covered the territory beyond the Euphrates Riv...

PFR and the Social Insurance Fund can be merged into one structure

The Government of the Russian Federation wants to merge the Social Insurance Fund (FSS) and the Pension Fund (PFR) into the Social Fund by 2023. Photo: pixabay.com The Government of the Russian Federation wants to merge the Social Insurance Fund (FSS) and the Pension Fund (PFR) into the Social Fund by 2023. This is reported by Kommersant, referring to the documents of the Ministry of Labor. It is specified that employers will be offered a common taxable base for paying various insurance premiums for social and pension insurance. The innovation will help increase the amount of several social payments for the population by one and a half times. “The merger of the two funds will make receiving social services more convenient, since their administrative functions will be combined within a s...

Chinese and Americans staged an underwater race for a drowned stealth fighter

US fears Chinese submarines will reach wreckage of downed F-35 jet sooner US Navy rushes to recover F-35C fighter jet from the bottom of the South China Sea after after a plane crashed on an aircraft carrier and fell overboard, taking with it highly classified technology that could fall into Chinese hands. Photo: pixabay.com As a result of the crash of the F-35C, an American fighter sank in the South China Sea. Washington is concerned that submarines from China, which lays claim to the area, may be the first to reach the wreckage that fell from the deck of an aircraft carrier. The F-35C made an emergency landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Monday during scheduled operations, the US Navy said. As a result of the incident, six sailors and the pilot were injured,...