The government will spend almost 43 million rubles on the fight against crows on the roof. :: Society :: RBC

“If they’re going to hire falconers, that’s a great option. If this money is spent on some reasonable method of scaring away crows, and not their extermination, then this is a sensible decision, ”the expert said.

According to Schneider, killing the birds could have the opposite effect, as new birds from the wild will come to replace the killed crows.

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Elena Chernova, an employee of the coordination center of the Bird Conservation Union, told RBC that there is no such number of crows in Moscow that needs to be exterminated.

“The number of crows in Moscow has been falling for several years. Their number was reduced by five times without any extermination. They cannot harm the roof in any way if the roof is not made of plasticine, ”explained Chernov.

According to her, it makes sense to use hawks and falcons against pigeons, whose droppings can damage the roof.


Thorns will be removed from the monument to Lenin in Magadan to scare away birds

After the publication of this article, a representative of the Ministry of Natural Resources told RBC that mass crowds of crows pose a threat, since these birds are carriers of diseases, worsen the sanitary condition, harm green spaces and buildings, monuments of architecture.

“Of those used in domestic and foreign practice, an effective means of protection against unwanted accumulations of birds is the use of specially trained hawks and falcons as biorepellants. To achieve the best results, a group of working birds should ideally consist of four or five hawks and two or three falcons, with which four or six operators (falconers) should work in shifts, ”the interlocutor of RBC explained.

“The financing of these works includes the maintenance of the required number of birds of prey, veterinary services, scientific and methodological support of work and genetic control over the livestock of birds of prey, the purchase of equipment and transport support. These works will be carried out by the FGBI VNII Ecology, – he added.

In the summer of 2019 at the lobbies of Moscow metro stations appeared stickers with the image of silhouettes of predators to scare away small birds, which often shattered on the transparent glass of the lobby.

Most often, birds pose a danger to aviation infrastructure facilities. In September 2019, Zhukovsky Airport near Moscow ordered bioacoustic devices and mirror balls for scaring away birds. In 2015, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov dispersed birds at the airport in Grozny using an unmanned aerial vehicle.

In 2017, Lieutenant General of the Federal Security Service Sergei Khlebnikov statedthat the Kremlin uses noise systems and other technical means to scare away crows.

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Repairs to Helfštýn Castle have ended. The Renaissance palace is to become an attraction – ČT24 – Czech Television

The torso of the dilapidated Renaissance palace was closed for several years due to its poor condition, so visitors can see it for the first time on Saturday. “The most important thing for me is that the monument was saved,” said the castle castellan Jan Lauro.

The reconstruction of the palace included the static securing of the building, the repair of the facade, the roofing of the building with sand glass and the construction of new guide routes. “Authentic matter has been preserved. We wanted the condition in which the palace was left to us by our ancestors to remain unchanged. So that its silhouette does not change in any way, so that the material essence is preserved, but so that there is no further accelerated degradation, “said Lauro.

According to the castellan, visitors can easily discover in the palace which layer is Renaissance and which is contemporary. According to the castellan, the glass panels and the metal staircase suitably complement the original masonry. “An example has been chosen here that does not change the silhouette of the castle, which does not suppress the monumental essence, but at the same time increases the possibility of presenting the entire complex,” said Naděžda Goryczková, director of the National Monuments Institute.

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Milan-Sanremo: Wout van Aert offers himself a monument in front of Julian Alaphilippe (video)

After the Strade Bianche last Saturday, Van Aert this time won on the classic Milan-Sanremo.

Lhe first Cycling Monument of the season, delayed by five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, fell into the hands of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). After 305 kilometers of racing, the Belgian won the 111th edition of Milan-Sanremo by beating the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), title holder, in a two-man sprint. He is the first Belgian to win since Andrei Tchmil in 1999.

The breakaway of the day, which started at the beginning of the race, consisted of seven riders, with the Italians Mattia Bais (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), Fabio Mazzucco, Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Damiano Cima (Gazprom – RusVelo) and Marco Frapporti (Vini Zabù – KTM) as well as the Spaniard Hector Carretero (Movistar).

Sometimes cited among the favorites, the Italian Matteo Trentin (CCC) suffered a fall 85 kilometers from the finish and had to throw in the towel.

The last runaway, Boaro was finally caught 35 kilometers from the finish, shortly before the last two jumps, the Cipressa and the Poggio. It was also at this time that Alaphilippe was the victim of a technical incident. Helped by Tim Declercq, he was able to get back to the top of the race.

Launched at full speed in the final, the peloton saw Loïc Vliegen (Circus-Wanty Gobert) place a frank attack from the foot of the Cipressa. Once the Liege had taken over, the Italian Daniel Oss (BORA-hansgrohe) also tried his luck, in vain.

It was grouped that the peloton approached the Poggio. After several attacks, including that of Aimé De Gendt (Circus-Wanty Gobert), it was Alaphilippe who took the lead at the mythical telephone booth at the top of Poggio.

Wout van Aert, authoritarian winner last Saturday on the Strade Bianche, made the junction in the descent. The duo, who got on well to keep their thin lead, won the sprint. Quicker, Wout van Aert signed the most convincing victory of his career.

The Australian Michael Matthews (Sunweb) settled the group of pursuers which included the Belgians Greg Van Avermaet (CCC), 8th, Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), 9th, Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale), 14th, Ties Benoot ( Sunweb), 20th, and Aimé De Gendt, 21st.

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Wout van Aert offers himself a monument in front of Julian Alaphilippe (video)

The first Cycling Monument of the season, delayed by five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, fell into the hands of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). After 305 kilometers of racing, the Belgian won the 111th edition of Milan-Sanremo by beating the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), title holder, in a two-man sprint. He is the first Belgian to win since Andrei Tchmil in 1999.

The breakaway of the day, which started at the beginning of the race, consisted of seven riders, with the Italians Mattia Bais (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), Fabio Mazzucco, Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Damiano Cima (Gazprom – RusVelo) and Marco Frapporti (Vini Zabù – KTM) as well as the Spaniard Hector Carretero (Movistar).

Sometimes cited among the favorites, the Italian Matteo Trentin (CCC) suffered a fall 85 kilometers from the finish and had to throw in the towel.

The last runaway, Boaro was finally caught 35 kilometers from the finish, shortly before the last two jumps, the Cipressa and the Poggio. It was also at this time that Alaphilippe was the victim of a technical incident. Helped by Tim Declercq, he was able to get back to the top of the race.

Launched at full speed in the final, the peloton saw Loïc Vliegen (Circus-Wanty Gobert) place a frank attack from the foot of the Cipressa. Once the Liege had taken over, the Italian Daniel Oss (BORA-hansgrohe) also tried his luck, in vain.

It was grouped that the peloton approached the Poggio. After several attacks, including that of Aimé De Gendt (Circus-Wanty Gobert), it was Alaphilippe who took the lead at the mythical telephone booth at the top of Poggio.

Wout van Aert, authoritarian winner last Saturday on the Strade Bianche, made the junction in the descent. The duo, who got on well to keep their thin lead, won the sprint. Quicker, Wout van Aert signed the most convincing victory of his career.

The Australian Michael Matthews (Sunweb) settled the group of pursuers which included the Belgians Greg Van Avermaet (CCC), 8th, Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), 9th, Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale), 14th, Ties Benoot ( Sunweb), 20th, and Aimé De Gendt, 21st.


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Milan-Sanremo: Wout van Aert offers himself a monument in front of Julian Alaphilippe (video)

After the Strade Bianche last Saturday, Van Aert this time won on the classic Milan-Sanremo.

Lhe first Cycling Monument of the season, delayed by five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, fell into the hands of Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). After 305 kilometers of racing, the Belgian won the 111th edition of Milan-Sanremo by beating the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), title holder, in a two-man sprint. He is the first Belgian to win since Andrei Tchmil in 1999.

The breakaway of the day, which started at the beginning of the race, consisted of seven riders, with the Italians Mattia Bais (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec), Manuele Boaro (Astana), Fabio Mazzucco, Alessandro Tonelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè), Damiano Cima (Gazprom – RusVelo) and Marco Frapporti (Vini Zabù – KTM) as well as the Spaniard Hector Carretero (Movistar).

Sometimes cited among the favorites, the Italian Matteo Trentin (CCC) suffered a fall 85 kilometers from the finish and had to throw in the towel.

The last runaway, Boaro was finally caught 35 kilometers from the finish, shortly before the last two jumps, the Cipressa and the Poggio. It was also at this time that Alaphilippe was the victim of a technical incident. Helped by Tim Declercq, he was able to get back to the top of the race.

Launched at full speed in the final, the peloton saw Loïc Vliegen (Circus-Wanty Gobert) place a frank attack from the foot of the Cipressa. Once the Liege had taken over, the Italian Daniel Oss (BORA-hansgrohe) also tried his luck, in vain.

It was grouped that the peloton approached the Poggio. After several attacks, including that of Aimé De Gendt (Circus-Wanty Gobert), it was Alaphilippe who took the lead at the mythical telephone booth at the top of Poggio.

Wout van Aert, authoritarian winner last Saturday on the Strade Bianche, made the junction in the descent. The duo, who got on well to keep their thin lead, won the sprint. Quicker, Wout van Aert signed the most convincing victory of his career.

The Australian Michael Matthews (Sunweb) settled the group of pursuers which included the Belgians Greg Van Avermaet (CCC), 8th, Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal), 9th, Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale), 14th, Ties Benoot ( Sunweb), 20th, and Aimé De Gendt, 21st.

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Peskov announced the talks between Putin and Lukashenko in the Tver region :: Politics :: RBC

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

(Photo: Sergey Chirikov / Reuters)

Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko will hold a bilateral meeting on June 30, it will be held as part of the opening of the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier in the Tver Region. This was announced by the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.

“We confirm,” said Peskov, answering the question whether negotiations between the two leaders will take place.

Earlier on June 29, the Kremlin’s press service announced that Putin, along with Lukashenko, would take part in the unveiling of a monument to a Soviet soldier near Rzhev on Tuesday.

The Kremlin reported on “good statements” by Lukashenko

The Rzhev Memorial was erected on the site of fierce fighting on the Rzhev-Vyazemsky ledge of 1942-1943, according to the project website. The monument was made by sculptor Andrei Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin. The veterans of the Great Patriotic War proposed to immortalize the heroes of the Rzhev battle. The monument is a 25-meter bronze figure of a Soviet soldier. It was erected on a ten-meter bulk mound.

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Peskov announced the talks between Putin and Lukashenko in the Tver region :: Politics :: RBC

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

(Photo: Sergey Chirikov / Reuters)

Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko will hold a bilateral meeting on June 30, it will be held as part of the opening of the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier in the Tver Region. This was announced by the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov, reports RIA Novosti.

“We confirm,” said Peskov, answering the question whether negotiations between the two leaders will take place.

Earlier on June 29, the Kremlin’s press service announced that Putin, along with Lukashenko, would take part in the unveiling of a monument to a Soviet soldier near Rzhev on Tuesday.

The Kremlin reported on “good statements” by Lukashenko

The Rzhev Memorial was erected on the site of fierce fighting on the Rzhev-Vyazemsky ledge of 1942-1943, according to the project website. The monument was made by sculptor Andrei Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin. The veterans of the Great Patriotic War proposed to immortalize the heroes of the Rzhev battle. The monument is a 25-meter bronze figure of a Soviet soldier. It was erected on a ten-meter bulk mound.

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Putin and Lukashenko will open the Rzhev Memorial on June 30 :: Politics :: RBC

Rzhev Memorial to Soviet Soldier

(Photo: Nina Parshina / RIA Novosti)

Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko will take part in the opening of the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier in the Tver Region on June 30, according to the Kremlin’s website.

On June 24, Putin invited his Belarusian colleague, who came to the Victory Parade, to participate in the opening of the memorial near Rzhev in the Tver Region.

Lukashenko addressed guests of the Victory Parade with the words “we will win, we will stand”

Alexander Lukashenko at a military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War

The Rzhev Memorial was created by sculptor Andrei Korobtsov and architect Konstantin Fomin. The initiators of the erection of the monument were veterans of the Great Patriotic War. The sculptural structure in honor of the fallen in the Battle of Rzhev is a 25-meter bronze figure of a Soviet soldier. The monument was erected on a ten-meter bulk mound.

In May, the Russian Military Historical Society reported that the monument was ready for opening in April, but because of the coronavirus epidemic, the ceremony had to be postponed until June. In particular, the possibility of opening the Rzhev Monument on June 22, the anniversary of the start of World War II, was considered.

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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.

Travelers and Confederates: whose monuments are demolished in the USA and Europe

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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Monument to football player Fedor Cherenkov unveiled at Troekurovsky cemetery | Person | Sport

The monument to the famous football player of the Moscow Spartak Fedor Cherenkov was opened at his grave at the Troekurovsky cemetery in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

The monument was created by the sculptor Natalya Opiok. About 300 Spartak fans came to the opening of the monument.

Club footballers did not attend the ceremony. According to the veteran of the “red-white” Sergei Shavlo, the club’s footballers will arrive at the cemetery later. He explained that the lack of players is associated with the current situation with coronavirus.

Recall that Fedor Cherenkov passed away on October 4, 2014 at the age of 55. The footballer of Spartak won the championship and the Cup of Russia, and also won the USSR championship three times. As part of the USSR team, he was a bronze medalist at the 1980 Olympics.

In July last year, a memorial in memory of Fyodor Cherenkov was opened in Kuntsevo. The memorial was opened at school number 384, where the famous football player studied.

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