A businessman spoke about Tikhanovsky’s request at a meeting with Lukashenko in a pre-trial detention center :: Politics :: RBC

As Voskresensky noted, Lukashenka’s dialogue with all participants was on an equal footing. “Only one participant in the meeting was always rude, Tikhanovsky. He was rude for several hours until the president calmed him down with his aura, ”he said.

Answering the question in what the rudeness on the part of Tikhanovsky was expressed, Voskresensky clarified that he turned to Lukashenka on you. “Plus Tikhanovsky all the time tried to solve some of his little questions, about TV, for example. <...> He sits alone in Zhodino, and he has a TV, excellent conditions. Nobody beats or tortures him, ”Voskresensky said, adding that Tikhanovsky told him personally the day after the meeting with Lukashenka, when all the participants in the meeting with the president were sent to take a steam bath.

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Sergei Tikhanovsky was detained at the end of May in Grodno. Initially, a criminal case was opened against him and several other people about violence against a law enforcement officer. This happened after he tried to apply for a presidential nomination. Later, he was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization of group actions that grossly violate public order).

Two oppositionists released from jail after meeting with Lukashenka

Alexander Lukashenko


In connection with these circumstances, his wife Svetlana became a candidate for the presidential elections in Belarus. In the elections, she won just over 10% of the vote, according to the country’s CEC, losing out to 26-year-old Alexander Lukashenko, who received over 80% of the vote. The opposition announced the falsification of the voting results, after which mass protests began in the country.

Yuri Voskresensky was released the day after meeting with Lukashenka in the pre-trial detention center. He spent two months in the isolation ward. On October 16, Voskresensky changed the measure of restraint – from house arrest to a recognizance not to leave the place and proper behavior. Entrepreneur toldthat after leaving the pre-trial detention center he will be engaged in the preparation of amendments to the Constitution. He also said that he was instructed to outline the approaches to the release of a number of people who “turned out to be not as socially dangerous for our country as they seemed at the first stage.”


The media learned about the EU’s plans to initiate proceedings over the “golden passports” :: Society :: RBC

However, following Al Jazeera’s investigations in the country a political scandal beganwhich led to the resignation of the Speaker of the Cypriot Parliament, Dimitris Silloris. The program has been suspended.

In August, Al Jazeera published an investigation into The Cyprus Papers. In it, she revealed the names of the Russians who received the so-called golden passports of Cyprus in 2017-2019 (obtaining citizenship in exchange for investment). Among the 2.5 thousand documents received by the publication, about 1 thousand concerned Russians.

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Later, the channel published materials filmed with a hidden camera, in which Silloris guaranteed a Chinese businessman accused of fraud, obtaining citizenship.

Cyprus to suspend citizenship in exchange for investment program

Pavel Rusetsky, Head of Practice of the Legal Division Rights Business Standard told RBC that after the closure of the Cypriot program, Russians can be attracted by Monaco or Malta, although they “cannot boast” such ease of obtaining citizenship and tax resident status as Cyprus. In addition, Malta officially discloses the details of all persons who have received passports.

CS Global Partners CEO Mika-Rose Emmett told RBC that the programs for obtaining citizenship of the Caribbean are gaining popularity among Russians due to their availability, reliability and visa-free regime. In particular, states such as Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Malta has announced the names of the new Russian holders of its “golden passports”

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Malta has been issuing so-called golden passports to foreigners since 2013.

In January, RBC studied the published on the official resource of the Maltese government list of personswho received the citizenship of this state in 2018. Among them are the full namesakes of the former member of the first hundred Forbes and ex-shareholder of AFK Sistema Alexander Gorbatovsky, the main owner of the Shokoladnitsa group of companies Alexander Kolobov, founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Guta group of companies Yuri Gushchin, founder and member of the board of directors of the chain Magnolia ”by Leonid Lunev (owns 31% of shares), ex-head of“ Transnefteproduct ”Mikhail Mezhentsev, former top manager of structures of Suleiman Kerimov, ex-general director of“ Nafta Moskva ”Alexander Mosionzhik.

In addition, the list included the full namesakes of the general director of Gamma Development, a member of the political council of the Kaliningrad regional branch of United Russia, Yuri Nakhodkin, and members of the board of directors of City Invest Bank Leonid Shorsher and Sergei Kamzin. Among those who received the citizenship of Malta were the chairman of the board of directors of the tea-packing company “May”, ex-deputy of the State Duma from “United Russia” Igor Lisinenko and his wife.

The list also includes the namesakes of Vasily Torkanovsky, partner of the Ivanyan & Partners law firm, and members of his family. In total, the “golden passports” of Malta, which has been a member of the EU since 2004, were acquired in 2018 by just over 3.5 thousand people.


The reunited group “Kino” postponed concerts due to the pandemic :: Society :: RBC

The band decided to reunite in 2019 for a new tour, which will be based on digitized recordings of Viktor Tsoi’s voice. Concerts had to be postponed due to ban on mass events in connection with the coronavirus pandemic

The rock group “Kino” has postponed the previously planned concerts for the next year. About this musicians reported fans in a video message on the YouTube channel.

“Unfortunately this fall it will not be possible to hold such big concerts as we have planned. And so we have to postpone them, ”the team said in a statement.

In the commentary under the video, the musicians noted that they postponed the decision to postpone the concerts as long as they could, but now it is already clear that this fall it will not be possible to hold events for ten thousand spectators anywhere.

According to the updated schedule, the performances of the band will be held from February to June 2021 in Minsk, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and Riga.


Bloomberg learned about the participation of a US firm in blocking sites in Belarus :: Politics :: RBC

According to the interlocutors of the agency, representatives of the Sandvine company met with officials of Belarus, after which technologies were transferred to the authorities to block sites.

Photo: Viktor Tolochko / Sputnik / RIA Novosti

The American company Sandvine provided the Belarusian authorities with technologies to block websites in the country during protests. It is reported by Bloomberg with reference to sources familiar with the situation. The company advertises its products as capable of blocking more than 150 million websites, the agency said.

According to interlocutors Bloomberg, Sandvine representatives held personal meetings with republican officials, after which the Belarusian authorities received the necessary equipment.

During a video conference of Sandvine employees, the recording of which is available Bloomberg, the company’s management said that they have been interacting with a government organization in Belarus for more than one year and have provided the country with technologies that filter about 40% of Internet traffic.

Sandvine CTO Alexander Khavang noted during the conference that Belarus “can use the company’s equipment to block websites and instant messengers”, but did not see this as a violation of human rights, reports Bloomberg.

Sandvine did not comment on the situation. Bloomberg, the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs did not respond to the agency’s request.


After the title of the case, the KPK is confused about Djoko Tjandra’s motive to bribe police officials and prosecutors

Merdeka.com – Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Alexander Marwata, admitted that he had heard the explanation from the Directorate of Crime Corruption Bareskrim Polri related to allegations of bribery and gratuities related to the removal of red notice Djoko Tjandra.

According to him, the Criminal Action Directorate of Bareskrim Polri still has not revealed why Djoko Tjandra ordered police officials to delete his name on the red notice.

Djoko gave a sum of money to two officers in the police to make his move easier.

“What is the purpose of the elimination. Will it lead to efforts for PK submission and so on,” he said at the KPK’s Red and White House, Friday (11/9/2020).

The KPK invited the Criminal Action Directorate of Bareskrim Polri to conduct a case title. Hopefully, it can provide a complete picture of the criminal acts committed by Djoko Tjandra

“We want to see to what extent the handling of cases at Bareskrim has already described cases in size or in clusters,” he said.

Alexander Marwata explained that not only Bareskrim Polri is currently investigating the Djoko Tjandra case. The Attorney General’s Office is also investigating the bribery case which allegedly dragged the name of Attorney Pinangki Sirna Malasari.

“Djoko Tjandra was named a suspect at Bareskrim and at the Attorney General’s Office,” he said.

Therefore, Alexander Marwata wanted to see whether the two cases handled by the two institutions constituted a series of crimes.

“Later we will see the relationship. We were in the framework of coordination and supervision to make sure that one big case does not be seen in sections or in clusters,” he said.

“We want to see Djoko Tjandra bribe the prosecutor, and police officials, what is this for,” he added.

Bareskrim Polri has named Djoko Tjandra as a suspect in the alleged bribery case for the removal of Djoko Tjandra’s red notice.

Investigators also pinned suspects to Tommy Sumardi, Brigadier General Prasetijo Utomo, and Inspector General Napoleon Bonaparte.

Djoko Tjandra and Tommy Sumardi are suspected of playing the role of givers of bribes, while Brigadier General Prasetijo and Inspector General Napoleon are the recipients of bribes.

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Source: Liputan6.com [bal]


Bastrykin put under control the case of the murder of a businessman in Tatarstan :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Komsomolskaya Pravda / Global Look Press

The central office of the Investigative Committee will put under control the course and results of the investigation of the criminal case initiated into the murder of businessman Yevgeny Dedanin in the city of Bugulma in Tatarstan. Such an order was given by the head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, reported on the website of the department.

“Alexander Bastrykin also instructed to ensure a thorough investigation of all the circumstances of the incident, promptly carry out the necessary investigative actions and appoint a set of required expert studies,” the message says.

Dedanin was shot dead on September 1 at the wholesale base. He was injured and later died in hospital. Investigators seized a gas pistol at the scene of the crime, which had been converted to fire live ammunition. On suspicion of murder detained A 54-year-old citizen of a foreign state who lived in Samara.

Investigative Committee showed a video from the murder of a businessman from Tatarstan

In 2018, Dedanin fought off the robbers. Three masked men broke into his house and tied a businessman, his wife and an acquaintance. Dedanin was able to free himself, after which he stabbed the attackers several times. With regard to Dedadin, there was excited criminal case, but the prosecutor’s office decision of the UK canceledbecause the businessman acted in conditions of necessary self-defense.


Former head of the DPR government responded to reports of plans to kidnap the SBU :: Politics :: RBC

The BBC did not rule out that the report on the attempted kidnapping of the militia leader by the Ukrainian special service could refer to Alexander Boroda. Borodai himself says that he does not know about it

Alexander Boroday

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The former head of government of the self-proclaimed DPR and the head of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, Alexander Borodai, in a conversation with RBC, said that he did not know if he was on the list of those whom the Security Service of Ukraine planned to kidnap during the special operation.

“I know something about this. I cannot confirm whether my abduction or someone was being prepared, because I do not know any specific names or a list of persons. There may have been a circle of people related to Donbass by the spring of 2014, I understand that my name could potentially be there, ”he said.

“What can I say, no one is afraid of anything, we are all accustomed to a certain level of potential threat, and in general – we are on our own land and are not afraid of anything, we are not afraid of any esba pig pigs, God will not give out – the pig will not eat. This whole story is a manifestation of what I and many of my comrades have been talking about for a long time, Russia is not at war with Ukraine, and Ukraine is at war with Russia, and nothing has changed since Zelensky came to power, ”Boroday added.

On the morning of August 20, the FSB announced the disruption of the SBU operation, which was being prepared in Russia. The special service claimed that the SBU was trying to kidnap and take out of Russia one of the leaders of the Donbass militia. The FSB did not specify exactly who they were talking about, adding only that he was a person who took an active part in hostilities against the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU).

Seven Russian citizens were detained while attempting to kidnap. The organizer of the crime was the Ukrainian Andriy Baidala. The FSB named him a freelance employee of the SBU and the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, as well as a confidant of the fifth directorate of the counterintelligence department of the SBU. In the DPR, Baidala is involved in a number of criminal cases as the organizer of the committed and prevented terrorist attacks in Donetsk, including the murder of DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko. According to the FSB, the SBU promised a group of Russians a cash reward of $ 200,000 and paid an advance of $ 50,000. fake.

Strelkov responded to reports of SBU plans to kidnap him

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Kuzbass police put thief in law Shamaz on the federal wanted list

The Kuzbass police announced the federal wanted list for kingpin Shamaz. Photo: Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Kemerovo Region

The Kuzbass police put Alexander Shamazov, known in criminal circles as “Sasha Shamaz”, on the federal wanted list. He has the status of a so-called “thief in law” and is hiding from the investigation.

Alexander Shamazov, born on 02/06/1964, is a defendant in the only case in the region, initiated under the article “Occupying the highest position in the criminal hierarchy.” He has already been prosecuted for organizing a criminal community and a series of crimes.

– In 2018, Alexander Shamazov was released from prison, after which he took the lead in the criminal hierarchy of the region, in particular, he appointed the so-called “overseers” over various conditionally divided territories of Kuzbass, – said the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Kemerovo Region.

Now Shamazov is hiding from the investigation, in connection with which he is put on the federal wanted list.

The police ask residents who know anything about the whereabouts of the wanted person to report it by phone: 8 (384-2) 52-41-00, 52-46-00 or 02 (102 – from mobile). Confidentiality is guaranteed!


Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs starts checking another rival of Lukashenko :: Politics :: RBC

At the headquarters of Tsepkalo, they answered that there was already a court decision on this issue, which Iggeji did not dispute. The structures affiliated with it were generally forbidden to engage in construction in Belarus due to numerous violations. “Not a single object was completed to the end and was not transferred in the prescribed manner to the customer. Dozens of legal proceedings have taken place or are ongoing in all facilities, ”the headquarters noted. “We can only guess about the motives of the current statement of Mr. Iggeji. We are carefully studying the situation regarding the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Mr. Igdeji for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation as a result of the dissemination of false information, ”said Tepkalo at the headquarters.

Tsepkalo became the last remaining free representative of the “big opposition three” rivals of Alexander Lukashenko in the August presidential election. Two other members, blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky and former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, have already been detained. In an interview with RBC, Tsepkalo did not rule out that something similar could happen to him, but assured: “We are simply moving in the political process, doing what is allowed to be done in accordance with the Constitution and the electoral legislation of our country.”

On June 24, Tsepkalo announced that he had handed over 160 thousand signatures to the Central Election Commission with the required 100 thousand. Registration of candidates for the presidential elections, which will be held on August 9, is scheduled for July 5-14.

RBC sent a request to the representative of Valery Tsepkalo.


salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA