Lukashenko: Russia understood the reasons for the detention of ex-head of Belgazprombank

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that Russia understood why the former head of Belgazprombank, presidential candidate Viktor Babariko, was detained. He made this conclusion after attending celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Moscow on June 24. Belgazprombank is owned by Gazprom and Gazprombank.

“My last observation: on the 24th I noticed that they saw it and understood. When we slammed this Gazprom bank, they all understood … Everyone suffers: oh, Lukashenko planted. And we didn’t call anyone there, we act according to the law, as it always has been, ”Mr Lukashenko said during a speech to an asset of the Minsk region in Salihorsk. It was broadcast by the Belarus 1 television channel.

The President said that Belgazprombank laundered $ 640 million and transferred money to Latvia. According to him, the information became known after “the Americans covered this bank.” Mr Lukashenko believes that “if the Americans had not pressed on a Latvian bank last year, we would hardly have any information.”

Presidential elections are scheduled for August 9 in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term. The main competitor Viktor Babariko was detained on charges of financial crimes. Mr Lukashenko said that Russia and Poland are interfering in the internal affairs of the country. The Kremlin denies this.

More details about Mr. Lukashenko’s visit to Moscow for the parade can be found in the Kommersant’s article “Servants of the Parade”.

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Lukashenko: Russia understood the reasons for the detention of ex-head of Belgazprombank

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that Russia understood why the former head of Belgazprombank, presidential candidate Viktor Babariko, was detained. He made this conclusion after attending celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Victory in Moscow on June 24. Belgazprombank is owned by Gazprom and Gazprombank.

“My last observation: on the 24th I noticed that they saw it and understood. When we slammed this Gazprom bank, they all understood … Everyone suffers: oh, Lukashenko planted. And we didn’t call anyone there, we act according to the law, as it always has been, ”Mr Lukashenko said during a speech to an asset of the Minsk region in Salihorsk. It was broadcast by the Belarus 1 television channel.

The President said that Belgazprombank laundered $ 640 million and transferred money to Latvia. According to him, the information became known after “the Americans covered this bank.” Mr Lukashenko believes that “if the Americans had not pressed on a Latvian bank last year, we would hardly have any information.”

Presidential elections are scheduled for August 9 in Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko is running for a sixth term. The main competitor Viktor Babariko was detained on charges of financial crimes. Mr Lukashenko said that Russia and Poland are interfering in the internal affairs of the country. The Kremlin denies this.

More details about Mr. Lukashenko’s visit to Moscow for the parade can be found in the Kommersant’s article “Servants of the Parade”.

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Mississippi announces possible flag change due to protests :: Society :: RBC

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said he was ready to change the state flag amid protests against racism in the United States. He wrote about this on Twitter.

“For several days, lawmakers cannot break the deadlock when discussing the new flag. The discussion on the 1894 flag is as controversial as the flag itself. It’s time to put an end to her. I’m ready to sign the bill if they send it to me on the weekend, ”Reeves wrote.

The Mississippi flag is the only state flag in the United States to display Confederate symbols – a blue cross with stars. The Confederate States (Southerners-slave owners) were opponents of the northerners in the Civil War of 1861-1865, one of the reasons for which was the policy of the non-proliferation of slavery in the country.

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The governor made such a statement amid ongoing protests in the United States caused by the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. The man died in the hospital after being detained by a policeman who, for almost nine minutes, used a choke to him.

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The last US state decided to remove the symbol of the Confederates from the flag :: Society :: RBC

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Mississippi is the last in the United States to abandon the Southern Confederate flag symbol after mass protests across the country over the death of African American George Floyd after being detained by police. It is reported by the BBC.

On June 27, both houses of the state parliament voted to begin the process of changing the flag. In the House of Representatives 84 people voted “for” and 35 people voted “against”, in the Senate – 36 votes “for” and 14 votes “against”. If the bill is adopted, the commission will develop a new flag, which will be voted for in November this year.

“The controversy surrounding the 1894 flag has become as controversial as the flag itself, and it’s time to put an end to it. If they [конгресс штата Миссисипи] they will send me a bill, I will sign it, ”said State Governor Tate Reeves. He added that the authorities are faced with the task of uniting society.

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The symbol of the Confederation is a blue cross with stars on a red background and is considered by many in the USA as a racist symbol. The flag was used by the slaveholding Confederate states of America, which lost in the civil war of 1861-1865.

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Princeton University has removed the name of Wilson from the name of the faculty :: Society :: RBC

Princeton University was expelled from the names of the faculty and the College name of the 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson because of racism. A statement published on the website of the institution.

The rector of the University Christopher Eisgruber reported that this decision was taken following a meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 26.

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“The Board of Trustees came to the conclusion that the racist views and politics of Wilson make him a name suitable for the Department of public and international Affairs and residential buildings of the College, faculty, students and graduates need to stand firmly against racism in all its forms,” said Eisgruber.

The rector added that this decision may seem harsh, because it is thanks to Wilson and the educational institution received the status of a leading research University. However, according to Eisgruber, faculty and the building of the University College it was named after the American politician “regardless of his racism or rather in spite of it”.

“Princeton is a part of America that is too often ignored or justified racism, allowing you to save system that diskriminerad blacks. When Derek Showin (police officer who used choke hold during the arrest of the deceased in the Minneapolis black Americans. — RBC) almost nine minutes of pushing with the knee on the neck of George Floyd, when witnesses noted its cruelty, it could be assumed that the system will ignore or justify his behavior, as was done in response to his previous complaints,” — said the rector of the University.

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George Floyd was killed in late may during the arrest police in the city of Minneapolis (Minnesota). Law enforcement officers suspected a black man in the reckoning of counterfeit checks. In the end, one of the officers pushed Floyd the knee on the neck. At the time of arrest he was screaming that he can’t breathe, but the policemen ignored his words. In the end, the 46-year-old man died in the hospital. Was subsequently dismissed four policemen, and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.

On the backdrop of the death of Floyd in a number of cities in the U.S. and Europe demonstrators demolished the monuments of those whom they consider involved in slavery and genocide. Among them — the monument to the discoverer Christopher Columbus, the only President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis, the third US President Thomas Jefferson,the 18th US President Ulysses Grant, as well as the author of the US national anthem Francis Scott.

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The US President Donald trump was allowed to arrest anyone who damages or destroys sites. He also reminded that the perpetrators of the vandalism could face up to ten years in prison.

Subsequently, he signed the Executive decree on the protection of monuments, which provides for “long prison terms” for vandals.

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The Russians admitted in the United States of involvement in cybercrime :: Society :: RBC

The U.S. justice Department said Sergei Medvedev, one of the founders of the transnational organization Infraud that sold stolen personal banking and financial data, and information from credit and debit cards

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Russian Sergey Medvedev admitted in a US court of involvement in transnational organizations Infraud, which deals with cybercrime. It is reported by the Ministry of justice.

“Sergei Medvedev, also known as Stells, segmed, serjbear, at the age of 33 years, Russian Federation, pleaded guilty before district court judge James Mahana in Nevada”, — stated in the message Department.

According to the Ministry, Infraud was engaged in a large-scale acquisition, the sale and distribution of stolen identification data, information from the compromised debit and credit cards, personal information, banking and financial data, the malicious computer programs.

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The prosecution believes that Infraud was established in October 2010, a native of Ukraine Svyatoslav Bondarenko, also known as Obnon, Rector, Helkern. Medvedev in the United States also considered one of the founders of the site. The slogan of the organization — “In Fraud We Trust” (“In fraud we trust”). As of March 2017 in the organization, there were nearly 11 thousand registered members (according to the US Department of justice).

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The U.S. house of representatives passed a bill on police reform :: Policy :: RBC

The house of representatives of Congress on the evening of June 25 passed a bill on police reform prepared by the Democrats. About it reports The Washington Post.

For the document, which is called “the Law of equitable police George Floyd” in honor of the deceased in the Minneapolis African-American, voted 236 congressmen. 181 members of the chamber voted against it.

The bill prohibits the police to use choke holds during the arrest. It also provides for the establishment of a database of unlawful actions of the police, restricts the issuance of warrants for a home invasion. In addition, the document toughens penalties for law enforcement officers, who used unwarranted violence to a suspect.

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House speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi said that the bill aimed at combating systemic racism and “will fundamentally change the culture of policing” that will ultimately save many lives. The publication notes that many of the points bill was developed a long time, but become relevant on the background of the protests caused by the death of Floyd.

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Johnson & Johnson to stop producing skin-lightening cosmetics :: Business :: RBC

Anti dark spots some consumers are used to lighten skin that seems to like light colors better, according to the company

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The American company Johnson & Johnson, which produces cosmetics and hygiene products, has decided not to release more funds to lighten dark spots. It is reported by The New York Times, citing a company statement.

The newspaper writes that some consumers use them to make your skin color lighter.

“Conversations over the last few years have shown that some of the product names or statements about remedies to reduce dark spots of our [брендов] Neutrogena and Clean & Clear represent a bright or white skin is better than your own tone”, — quotes the NYT statement.

The newspaper points out that the cream Clean & Clear Fairness for diminishes dark spots are sold well in India. Johnson & Johnson said that now and remove the links to these tools from their sites. After some time they may again appear in the sale.

In June, the company said it will spend $10 million on the fight against racism and injustice in the United States.

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The media learned about testifying rival to Lukashenko in the elections :: Policy :: RBC

The candidate on post of the head of Belarus Victor Babariko detained together with the son to testify, his house is searched. On the morning of the opponents of Lukashenka planned to hand over the signatures in its support for participation in elections

Victor Babariko

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Victor Babariko planning to take part in the presidential elections in Belarus together with his son Edward delivered to testify to the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee. It is reported by Telegram-channel of the Belarusian TV news Agency (ATN), belonging to the “BTRC”.

According to the channel, investigations connected with the case of BGB, who until may headed Babariko. Informed top management of the Bank, was arrested on charges of money laundering and tax evasion. “During the arrest neither one nor the other claims to the operatives is not present, not present and now. Gently testify,” writes channel.

Tut.by with reference to the headquarters of Babariko reports that it has not allowed lawyers. “According to information from the distributed ATN, Victor and Edward gently testify that the investigative action without the presence of lawyers. The lawyers of Victor and Edward was not allowed, citing that the building held the doctrine”, — reported in the headquarters of the candidate.

Lawyer Dmitry Laevsky described the situation of illegal detention and reported that the defenders are trying to get to its customers from 09:30 local time (coincides with Moscow), but they are not allowed.

“Sputnik Belarus” reports that the house of Babariko in the village Mocheni 15 km from Minsk, is being searched. On the property are office machines and staffed by people in uniform.

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The opponents of Lukashenko in the presidential election has ceased to leave on communication :: Policies :: RBC

Victor Babariko who is trying to compete with Alexander Lukashenko in the elections, in the morning I went to take the collected signatures and disappeared. According to Belarusian mass media, he could have been brought in for questioning in the case of Belgazprombank

Victor Babariko

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Rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election Victor Babariko stopped to get in touch this morning, RBC reported at the headquarters of the candidate in presidents of Belarus.

Together with his son Edward, who heads the election headquarters, Babariko I went to take another part of the collected signatures. After this, the two not communicate.

Tut.by citing staff reports that Babariko managed to collect 425 thousand. It became known yesterday that his account, on which is formed an electoral Fund, is blocked.

Telegram-channel of the Belarusian TV news Agency owned by the “BTRC”, reported that Babariko and his son taken to the Department of financial investigations of the state control Committee. “The main purpose of the visit was to conduct investigations related to tax evasion and legalization of illegally obtained income within the framework of a criminal investigation for BGB,” says the channel.

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Victor Babariko

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