The Kremlin responded to the appearance of the first data on the results of the vote :: Politics :: RBC

Publication of exit polls for voting on amendments can help raise public awareness, Peskov said. In the morning, VTsIOM announced the first data on the results of the vote, although it is forbidden in ordinary elections

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The question of whether VTsIOM allowed exit polls to be voted on under the Constitution should be addressed to the Central Election Commission, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, RBC reports. However, he recalled that we are not talking about competitive voting.

“Here the main authorized agency is the CEC. Therefore, the conclusion of the CEC is probably fundamental. It should be borne in mind that we are not talking about a competitor voting, therefore, we can identify with the opinion of the CEC, ”the representative of the Kremlin said.

VTsIOM named the results of exit polls on voting under the Constitution

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According to Peskov, the publication of the preliminary results of the vote before the completion of the plebiscite “may contribute to raising public awareness.”

In accordance with the legislation on elections, the publication of exit polls is prohibited until the end of voting or referendum. However, the format for voting on amendments to the Constitution was not provided for in the current voting. Its implementation is regulated by a special law and a presidential decree.

On the morning of June 29, two days before the end of the vote, the results of the exit polls were published by VTsIOM. Turnout at that time was more than 30%. (37.1% at 12:45 Moscow time). Of the polling participants surveyed by sociologists, 70% agreed to answer a question about their choice. Of these, amendments supported 76%.

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The chairman of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, confirmed that the publication of the exit polls does not violate the law, but recalled that the CEC asked to abstain from doing so until the end of the vote. “The only thing we asked was for the results of the exit polls not to be announced, at least until the moment the vote ends. But this is only what we could give as a recommendation. Unfortunately, we have no other levers, ”she said.

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In two districts of Primorye, due to rains, an emergency mode was announced :: Society :: RBC

In two municipalities of Primorsky Krai, an emergency mode was introduced due to flooding after prolonged heavy rains. This was reported by the press service of the regional government.

On June 29, due to overflowing from the banks of the rivers, the regime was introduced in the Chuguevsky district. “Due to cyclones and heavy rainfall in the Chuguevsky municipal district, the water level in the rivers exceeded the level of adverse events,” the press service quoted the statement of representatives of the regional ministry of civil defense and emergency situations.

Two days earlier, the emergency mode was introduced in the Kavalerovsky district of Primorye. In both municipalities, operational services protect the public and eliminate the effects of the flood.

In Vladivostok due to incessant rains flooded the streets

The government noted that the most difficult situation was in the village of Novomikhailovka – there formed a lake of groundwater with an area of ​​6 hectares next to the dam and the residential sector. Emergency personnel were not able to divert water through the floodgate, which led to flooding of the adjacent territories and gardens.

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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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Slovenia is the first in Europe to announce the end of the coronavirus epidemic :: Politics :: RBC

The first case of coronavirus infection in Slovenia was registered on March 4, a total of 1464 carriers of infection were detected in the country, 103 patients with COVID-19 died.

According to Nova24TV, if the government had not made such a decision, then all restrictive measures in the country would have been extended for another month. Mass events will continue to be banned in the country, the requirements of social distance and the observance of protective measures and hygiene will be maintained.

Russian Permanent Representative appreciated the possibility of opening EU borders for Russians

However, border checkpoints will begin to open at which checkpoints will be organized. EU citizens will be able to enter Slovenia without complying with the 14-day quarantine, provided that they have not left the EU in the previous two weeks and they have no signs of infection.

For non-EU citizens, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine, with the exception of some cases, such as a trip with a diplomatic passport or a visit to a funeral.

As in the world quarantine is gradually being canceled due to coronavirus. Photoreport


European countries began taking urgent quarantine measures against the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in March 2020. On March 17, entry into the Schengen countries, as well as the European Union, restricted entry for foreigners by 30 days; later, the European Commission recommended that this measure be extended until May 15. Crossing the border is allowed only to those with an urgent reason (funeral, subpoena), residence permit or long-term visa.

On May 14, the European Commission announced that the adopted “road map” implies a phased removal of restrictions on movement within the EU. At the second stage, it will be possible to begin to mitigate measures already at the external borders of the union.

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anonymous Covid-19 tests to encourage people to get tested

An unexpected obstacle for the Korean government in the Covid-19 crisis is the fear that some Koreans will not dare to be tested for fear of having to come out and be stigmatized. After being extremely effective in dealing with the pandemic, which almost seemed to be in the past, the country saw the emergence of new cases in the Itaewon district of Seoul. This new home is said to be due to a person who, in one evening, went to five different nightclubs in the neighborhood.

Xenophobia wave

A conservative newspaper immediately said it was gay bars, which sparked a spike in homophobia across the country., explains Juliette Morillot, historian specializing in the two Koreas. Itaewon district is traditionally close to American bases, a night district with a lot of foreigners ” This also sparked a wave of xenophobia in the country, according to the historian.

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In this country where a fringe of the population is very conservative, the Korean authorities have therefore decided to make the tests and care in case of positive results completely anonymous, so as not to frighten some people to be stigmatized. For example, when an individual is sick and therefore confined, to provide help and masks as discreetly as possible.

Once an individual has tested positive, the country does indeed go out of their way: surveys and the use of geolocation make it possible to determine with whom the individual has been in contact, and telephone messages indicate to people located nearby, to be vigilant. ” It’s not about rummaging through people’s privacy “, Specifies Juliette Morillot. Especially since “ all this data is stored on outsourced servers which will be destroyed at the end of the crisis ” Another measure which has limited contagion: the patients are systematically sorted, between those presenting risks of comorbidity or not.

In the land of tests

You would think that the country was done with the coronavirus. At the beginning of May, he experienced a few days without the appearance of almost no case. The country was, however, one of the first to be affected in the world, since the epidemic first appeared there in February.

According to Juliette Morillot, this almost unique efficiency in the world comes from the excellent preparation of the country: it has a strong experience of epidemics (including the MERS in 2015 which had gone bad), the preparation of tests even before the epidemic appears on the territory, the massive use of masks, the excellent hygiene rooted in culture, or even a life-size rehearsal that took place in the country, last December, to prepare for a pandemic.

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But above all, the country has relied on massive tests of the population. ” During the first major outbreak in Daegu, the country decided to test many people there, those with symptoms and those who did not. And the authorities found that the rate of positives was almost as high in asymptomatic patients as in the population with symptoms “Continues Juliette Morillot. It was after this observation that the country decided to test a maximum of people, whether or not they had symptoms. ” And above all, the government has been extremely transparent in dealing with the crisis Says the historian.

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The Prime Minister of Ukraine allowed the extension of quarantine for a new term :: Society :: RBC

Earlier, Shmygal already admitted that quarantine would be extended after May 22, with the subsequent phased lifting of restrictions. The Prime Minister pointed out that in their decisions the Ukrainian authorities rely on WHO data.

Restrictive measures in Ukraine due to the threat of coronavirus were first announced on March 11. March 25, the country’s Cabinet of Ministers introduced an emergency regime on the territory of the state. In Ukraine, bars, restaurants and cafes stopped working, and mass public events were banned. Rail and bus transport between cities was suspended, the Kiev metro temporarily stopped working. Ukraine also canceled all flights, including domestic flights.

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On May 7, the country’s authorities extended the quarantine regime until May 22, but at the same time eased a number of restrictions. The government allowed the work of notaries, auditors, psychologists and dentists, opened museums and historical and cultural institutions, as well as a cafe with a summer terrace.

It was also allowed to operate objects of trade and consumer services provided that staff and visitors comply with the recommended precautions, including restrictions on the number of visitors, social distance and wearing personal protective equipment.

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Musk in Russian called the former US Secretary of Labor an idiot :: Business :: RBC

The entrepreneur reacted to the remark of a former official who accused Musk of intent to “deprive people of work”. The head of Tesla previously threatened to move the company’s headquarters and future projects from California to another state

The founder of the aerospace company SpaceX and the head of Tesla, Ilon Musk, on his Twitter in Russian called idiot of former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (he held this position from 1993 to 1997). Later mask apologized and added: “I wanted to say: a boring idiot.”

So the entrepreneur commented on Reich’s statement that Musk intends to “deprive people of work if he is not allowed to risk their health.” “Capitalism is at its worst,” the ex-minister said.

We are talking about the promise of Mask to move Tesla’s headquarters and all of the company’s new projects from California to another state. Earlier this week, State Governor Gavin Newsome allowed businesses that were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic to resume work, but said local authorities could extend restrictive measures if necessary. In Alameda County, where the Tesla plant is located, self-isolation was extended until the end of May.


Musk threatens to relocate Tesla headquarters from California

Musk said that this decision is contrary to “constitutional freedoms and, in principle, common sense,” Tesla has already appealed against it in court. Answering questions from Twitter users, the entrepreneur called Alameda’s claims “the last straw” and noted that the company could move to Texas or Nevada.

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Defense Ministry declassified documents on the liberation of Prague :: Society :: RBC

Colonel General Kirill Moskalenko, commander of the 38th Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front, gave the order to start moving to Prague on May 7 by order of the Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev. The order of Moskalenko said that the main task of the mobile group should be the “quickest exit” to the Prague area. “The actions of the group must be decisive, the promotion is bold and energetic. Avoid possible foci of enemy resistance using a dense network of highways near the main route, ”the order said.

Defense Ministry declassified documents on the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops

The fighting for the liberation of Prague lasted all day on May 9th. The Ministry of Defense notes that as a result of the completion of the Prague operation, it was possible to defeat the last major Wehrmacht group on the Soviet-German front and complete the liberation of Czechoslovakia. For the entire duration of the operation, Soviet troops captured 25 thousand German soldiers and officers. More than 119 thousand participants in the enemy’s military groups disarmed, 265 tanks, 220 armored personnel carriers, 80 aircraft, other equipment and weapons, as well as food were seized.

Among the declassified materials are presented award sheets testifying to those who distinguished themselves during the Prague operation.

After the hostilities ended, the USSR transferred food to the city, including 50 tons of flour, 100 tons of potatoes, 10 tons of different cereals, tea, sugar, lard, as well as sowing materials and feed. In addition to Prague, the Soviet command provided food and other cities of Czechoslovakia: Moravsk-Ostrava, Brno. Residents of these cities, as in Prague, received food on cards.

Last week, the Ministry of Defense declassified documents on the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops in May 1945. This part of the archival materials, in particular, contained a report by Marshal Georgy Zhukov to the USSR leader Joseph Stalin on April 30, 1945 about the capture of the main Reichstag building, on which the Soviet flag was hoisted.

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Experts appreciated the statement of the head of the Ministry of Justice of Latvia about “donation” during the years of the USSR :: Politics :: RBC

The historian emphasized that over 20 years of independent development, the level of economic potential of Latvia ranged from 0.7 to 0.9 in 1913. For 20 years in the USSR, this level has grown 17.4 times.

Alexander Dyukov, a researcher at the Department of Economic History at the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, in turn, noted that Bordans did not mention the subsidies that came to the republic from the Union budget.

“The budget of the Union republics was, figuratively speaking, a pool with two pipes: on the one hand, contributions went to the Soviet budget, and on the other, subsidies from the all-Union budget,” the historian said.

The diet of Latvia has demanded that the Russian authorities abandon the distortion of history

He specified that as a result of a large-scale subsidy program from the USSR in 1950-1960, Latvia became one of the most industrialized regions of the Soviet Union.

Dyukov noted that currently the opposite picture is taking shape in Latvia: the population of the republic is progressively decreasing, and there is no competitive industry either. “The country is not a donor, but a consumer of the EU budget,” he concluded.

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