Farah denounced the pressure he received, the opinion of Gil Lavedra and the phrase of Macri

Farah began a crude story about his transfer as a magistrate, from the Federal Chamber of Comodoro Py, he passed to the San Martín justice. He said that it was he himself who requested it, for “personal” reasons, due to the pressure he suffered firsthand for his intervention in the Oil Combustibles case.

The judge recalled that he signed to confirm the accusation against the accused, but changing the legal qualification “for a more appropriate one”, linked to the “tax nature”. “I also voted to revoke the preventive detention because it was not true that they were trying to sell shares in the company without authorization from the judge, which was the reason behind the preventive detention.”

Farah said that since then she suffered “for two months in the media, practically 24 hours a day” criticism of his ruling and disqualifications about his integrity, in addition to attacks and messages through social networks. And he denounced that he did not receive the support of the Magistrates’ Association, who in his opinion decided to “keep silent.”

Farah then recalled that “I was denounced for abuse of authority, prevarication and bribery,” and that this situation generated personal pressure that led him to request the transfer. It should be remembered that later, the Justice determined that he acted in accordance with the law and that no irregularities were found either in his actions or in his assets.

When asked about political pressure, Farah targeted Cambiemos leaders, certain communication media, and the then AFIP lawyer, Ricardo Gil Lavedra, a former UCR deputy.


Lukashenka refused to leave and promised a new Constitution instead of elections :: Politics :: RBC

Tihanovskaya is ready to become a national leader

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who, according to the CEC, received the second result in the elections, also made a statement on Monday – it was posted on social networks. Noticing that she did not and did not have any illusions about a political career, she said that she was “ready to take responsibility and act in this period as a national leader.” Before the start of the election campaign, Tikhanovskaya, who is now in Lithuania, did not work, raised children, and her husband, blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, was engaged in social activities.

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On Saturday, the headquarters of Tikhanovskaya proposed to create a council for the transfer of power, to which everyone, representing different categories of society, can enter. “The Coordinating Council is an expanded working group of the most respected members of society, which should discuss and develop safe and stable mechanisms to ensure the transfer of power,” the headquarters said in a statement. More than 200 people submitted applications.

The council for the transfer of power includes Aleksievich and the head of the staff Babariko

Svetlana Alexievich

In addition, the failed presidential candidate Valery Tsepkalo announced the creation of the National Salvation Front of Belarus.

Alternative suggestions

Not all opposition politicians share the idea of ​​creating parallel power institutions.

“I am against any bodies that duplicate the functions of the state. We don’t need dual power, ”insists presidential election participant Andrei Dmitriev (1.2% of the vote, according to the CEC). “We need to remain in the legal field, so we demand to convene an extraordinary session of parliament. At this session, it is necessary to consider three requirements that are put forward by all protesters: new elections with new composition of election commissions at all levels and the recognition of the past elections as invalid; freedom of all political prisoners and peace on our streets – no riot police with closed faces, no pressure on peoplewho are on strike, ”Dmitriev listed in a conversation with RBC. The politician has prepared an appeal to the deputies of the lower house with a proposal to hold an extraordinary meeting and knows that several deputies share this idea.

“Nobody wants Maidans and revolutions, we have no geopolitical choice here, we will remain committed to all agreements, we understand the security interests of Russia and will follow in their mainstream. We are solving only one internal issue: the Belarusian people want to choose their own government and feel safe in their own country, ”says Dmitriev.

Ex-deputy Anna Kanopatskaya, who also participated in the elections (1.7% of the vote), agrees that it is necessary to remain in the legal field. “Any calls for the creation of a government, for the recognition of a different president are contrary to the current legislation,” she insists. In her opinion, the only legal way to get out of the crisis is to hold repeat elections with a new CEC chairman. The reason for not recognizing the elections, she calls not falsifications, but the fact that they were appointed by the illegitimate composition of the House of Representatives, therefore, the Constitutional Court must recognize the current composition of the Chamber as unconstitutional, restore the powers of the sixth convocation, and that, in turn, must appoint new elections.

A protest action of many thousands in Minsk. Photo report

Deputy of the House of Representatives from the Communist Party Andrei Syrankov told RBC that he knew nothing about the possible convocation of the lower house of parliament. He considers the ongoing protests “another attempt to thwart the political will of the leader and stop the economy of Belarus, which even the coronavirus could not stop.” “This is a scenario that is unambiguously worked out according to the training manual of Gene Sharp, the task is to overthrow Lukashenka, and no one knows what will happen next. Now they are calling for dialogue, but with whom to dialogue? The opposition does not have a single united leader, ”he sums up.

What determines the further development of events

At the moment, it is difficult to imagine negotiations between Lukashenko and the opposition on the transfer of power, Arkady Moshes, director of the research program for the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood and for Russia at the Finnish Institute of International Relations, told RBC. In his opinion, the republic’s authorities do not see the need for such discussions or serious concessions: the split of the elites in the republic is minimal, and Lukashenka feels safe. He freely moves around the country, enlisted the support of Russia, the analyst said.

“The issue of negotiations on the transfer of power will become relevant only if the intensity of the protests grows and the security forces find it more difficult to control the security situation of the elites. The protest should gain control over at least a minimal territory of the country – this would be the embodiment of its ability to establish power over part of the country, ”Moshes said. He noted that control over the territory has become one of the components of the success of the Ukrainian opposition on the Maidan.

The intensity of protests persists, the opposition is forming a coordinating council and has already presented the first list of its members, said Alexei Makarkin, professor at the Higher School of Economics National Research University. According to him, it is more and more difficult for Lukashenka to avoid a dialogue with her. “At the same time, the list of council members is people with whom it will be very difficult for Lukashenka to come to terms. These are not former officials of his regime, but representatives of the opposition and civil society who do not recognize the legitimacy of the current president, ”the expert explained.

Lukashenka’s behavior is difficult to predict, Makarkin notes. “The President does not trust either the opposition or the West as a mediator in the negotiations on the transit of power. On the one hand, on Monday he first started talking about his resignation after the adoption of the Constitution, on the other hand, he is offended at the protesters, especially in the working environment, and claims that he will not give in to pressure, ”the expert said. The negotiation process will be further complicated by the fact that the opposition itself does not trust Lukashenka either and is unlikely to be able to give him security guarantees, given the scale of repression against the protesters, he added.

At the same time, a scenario is possible in which Lukashenka’s departure will be accelerated due to a split within the elites under the onslaught of protests, the expert said. “The image of Lukashenka no longer looks sacred, ordinary citizens have lost their fear of power. If an orderly negotiation process does not begin, then many of the president’s entourage will start thinking about their future and looking for their own rescue strategies, ”concluded Makarkin.

Zelensky held a closed meeting on the situation in Belarus

Vladimir Zelensky

In general, there are three scenarios for how the situation in Belarus can develop, Arkady Moshes believes. First, it is possible that the protests will grow and the republic’s security forces will not be able to contain them. In this case, Lukashenka will soon leave. Secondly, the protest may still fizzle out, and in this case, Lukashenka will be able to buy more time.

“Strategically, the current regime in Minsk will still be doomed, but it will be able to exist for several more years – until the next large-scale wave of discontent,” the expert explained. Finally, thirdly, a serious destabilization may occur in the country, in which a network protest will coexist with uncontrolled police actions and the intervention of external forces. According to Moshes, the probability of the first two scenarios is equal, the third scenario is the least likely, but it should not be completely ruled out either.

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Doctors reported well-being of vaccine testers against coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

Volunteers participating in the clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine have not yet identified any negative health effects. This was stated by the doctor anesthetist-resuscitator of the branch of the main military clinical hospital named after N.N. Burdenko Oleg Chikhlyaev, reports “Red Star”.

According to him, doctors regularly examine the test participants who received a test injection against COVID-19. “Their health is good, they have no active complaints. Temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate are within normal limits, ”said Chikhlyaev.

Volunteers after the introduction of the vaccine are quarantined. Hospital specialists several times a day check the pressure, temperature and examine the injection site. No adverse reactions to the drug were observed in the military.

Volunteers reported well-being after vaccination with COVID-19

Tests of the Russian coronavirus vaccine vaccine began on June 18, when doctors introduced one component of the drug to nine volunteers, and nine more to the other.


SpaceX, pressure test on the new prototype: the explosion is impressive

The Starship SN7 spaceship was designed to carry passengers on the Moon and Mars | CorriereTv

The explosion was probably expected. In fact, it was a cryogenic pressure test carried out by the SpaceX team of Elon Musk on the prototype of the Starship SN7, the spaceship designed to carry a hundred passengers on long-lasting trips to the Moon, Mars and beyond


Poroshenko in the decline of Russia’s GDP saw a “unique opportunity” to return to the Crimea :: Policy :: RBC

According to the former President of Ukraine, the chance to “force Russia to withdraw from Donbass and the Crimea” appeared when in the country there was “a deep crisis”. He believes that Russia’s economy is “not able to Fund this “suitcase without a handle”

Petro Poroshenko

(Photo: Zuma / TASS)

The economic crisis that unfolded because of the coronavirus, can create the conditions to “force Russia to withdraw from Donbass and the Crimea”. The former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with the Ukrainian musician Sergey Zhadan for radio “Trident FM”. Channel “Direct” was also a live video from Poroshenko during his conversation with Jade.

According to Poroshenko, an opportunity “to strengthen international solidarity and to force Russia to leave from Donbass and the Crimea, fulfilling the commitments that were signed under the pressure of the Normandy format, the EU and American partners” Ukraine has appeared, “when in Russia [развернулся] a deep crisis with a 5 percent decline in GDP”. He also believes that such a situation “the Russian economy is not able to Finance this “suitcase without a handle”.

Poroshenko called the condition of rejection of claims to the Crimea

Petro Poroshenko (center)

In addition, Poroshenko said that “he [президент России Владимир] Putin signed a decree about the annexation of Crimea, Putin himself gave instructions to the chief of the General staff to [на территорию полуострова] broke Russian paratroopers in August 2014”.

Zhadan also asked the former President what he saw in the eyes of Putin at a meeting in the Normandy format. “The desire of the world there, I just saw. The hatred of Ukraine and Ukrainians I saw there,” — said Poroshenko.


Sobchak has filed a lawsuit against the German newspaper due to allegations of racism : Society :: RBC

Sobchak considered slander the title of the article Business Insider

Photo: Evgeny Odinokov / RIA Novosti

Ksenia Sobchak in his telegram channel announced the decision to sue the German edition of Business insider for defamation. The reason for this was the article published on 24 June.

“The German edition was published with the title “Ksenia Sobchak called black people stupid and lazy” and accused me of racism. It is an outright lie. Such words I never said. And I will demand an apology” — she promised.

Sobchak stressed that people “are NOT divided into whites and blacks, Caucasians and Asians”. “But people are divided into smart and stupid. For those who have an opinion and those who follow the crowd. I do not support any protest in any country when it is associated with violence. For me the main value is life, liberty and private property,” she said.

Sobchak said that her views are “right-wing liberal”. “Apparently, in our fast levelset world, such views have been outlawed. But I was never afraid of pressure on himself in the country, not afraid of him, and from the outside,” she said.

In the German version of Business Insider June 24 (screen the title contained in the message Sobchak in Instagram) published an article entitled “another scandal with Volkswagen after the racist ad: the Ambassador of Russian brand Audi calls black people stupid and lazy.”

In this material, Sobchak called “what kind of Russia’s response to Ivanka trump.” Indicates that it is “eight years is a brand Ambassador of Audi in Russia”, appears at events of the German company and publishes photos with cars in his Instagram.

Here are the messages Sobchak in social networks, in which she comments on the protests in the United States. In the online edition of the German Business Insider contains two hyperlinks to Instagram presenter, in which she criticizes the looting of shops “fighters for justice”.

There is a quote from one of the posts: “Those who managed to realize that to be successful you need [вкалывать]have become conditional Naomi Campbell, Obama and Winfrey. The rest will always find an excuse for themselves and their laziness and stupidity.

On the evening of 24 June, the newspaper Deutsche Welle reported that Audi took the decision to break a promotional contract with Ksenia Sobchak. With reference to the representative of the Audi of Werner Neuhold claimed that the incidents of Instagram Sobchak, “unacceptable”.


The president of mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta under the pressure of the street

This is the second large protest in two weeks in Bamako against president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, nicknamed “IBK “. Thousands of protesters of all stripes gathered, Friday, June 19, in the streets of the malian capital, to ask for his resignation.

The first, on June 5, had already gathered together several tens of thousands of people and gave his name to the protest, “Movement of the 5 June – Rally of Patriotic Forces “ (M5-RFP).

Three imams at the head of the protest

A sign of the political tensions growing in Mali in recent weeks, this movement expresses the exasperation, fed by the thousands of victims of jihadist attacks and inter-communal violence, the apparent powerlessness of the State to deal with the economic slump, the crisis in public services and of the school, the perception of widespread corruption.

At the head of the M5-RFP, which brings together religious leaders and personalities from civil society like the political world, is a man of growing influence, Mahmoud Dicko, the imam rigorist and patriot, a former ally of president IBK now black beast of power. “He has not learned, he does not listen to the people. But this time, he’ll understand “, had warned the imam before the event.

Two other imams, the chérif Ousmane Madani Haïdara, president of the High islamic council, and the chérif of Nioro, Bouyé Haïdara, weigh all their weight on the political life of the country.

All of them have refused the outstretched hand these last few days by Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, who offered to open the way for a government “national unity “. At the head of this vast, impoverished country since 2013, the president had also made concessions to teachers strike, by promising salary increases they have been demanding for months.

He has not received, on the other hand, the delegation of the organizers of the event, Friday, June 19, as they wanted to.

Elections to be redone

In the evening of Friday, a ministerial delegation from the economic Community of African States West (Ecowas), on good offices mission in Mali since Thursday, has called for the establishment of a “government of consensus of national union “.

The members of the mission have also noted that a ruling of the constitutional Court dating from the end of April was “at the base of the hardening socio-political current “. In this decision, the high court had reversed a thirty results proclaimed parliamentary elections of march-April, about ten of which are for the benefit of candidates of the presidential party, exacerbating the frustrations of a population already exhausted by years of war against jihadism.

In its statement, the delegation of Ecowas “prompt “ therefore, the government to “reconsider the results of all the constituencies “. “New elections for the districts concerned should be organised in the best possible time,”, she added.

According to judicial sources, four of the nine members of the constitutional Court have also presented Friday their resignation.

These political tensions occur at a time when Mali is still at war against jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda and Daech. Sunday, June 13, an attack was made at least 27 dead in the ranks of the malian army.

At the end of June, France and the sahelian countries must make a point about the anti-terrorism, and the strategy of development, while the UN is seeking to convince its members of the merits of the renewal of its mission in Mali, Minusma, high today of about 13 000 soldiers.


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

(Photo: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS)

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.

Opponents Lukashenko says: “Intimidation is a small part of what is happening”

Victor Babariko


Minsk after the search put your Manager in the Bank, “Gazprom” :: Finance :: RBC

Photo: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS

Central Bank of Belarus has imposed temporary administration Belgazprombank. It was headed by the former head of the Bank Nadezhda Yermakova, says the report of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

The Bank belongs to the Russian “Gazprom” and Gazprombank. His former Manager is Victor Babariko, who had previously announced his intention to run for President of Belarus. In an interview with RBC he called the detention of top managers of Belagroprombank on charges of money laundering and tax evasion raider capture of the state.

Opponents Lukashenko says: “Intimidation is a small part of what is happening”

Victor Babariko

RBC sent a request to Gazprom.

Press Secretary of the President of Belarus Natalia Eismont denied that the searches in the Bank and the detention of top managers is a political pressure on opponents of Alexander Lukashenko. “Withdrawn huge sums of money, securities, gold, paintings. 15 people were detained. And the person from whom you interviewed may not know that all of them give grateful evidences, including against him,” she said RBC.


In Minsk announced the seizure of the paintings for $20 million in the case of Belgazprombank :: Society :: RBC

State television reported that 150 paintings intended to bring abroad

Photo: Sergey Mamontov / RIA Novosti

In the course of the investigation in the case of Belgazprombank was seized about 150 paintings for a total amount of $20 million As reported TASS, this was stated in the story in the program on state TV channel “Belarus 1”.

It is argued that the paintings, which the Bank purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 2013, it was planned to export at a lower cost. Among the pictures was mentioned

“Green landscape” by Marc Chagall and “eve” by Chaim Soutine.

Earlier, the Belarusian television reported about the criminal case against the head of Mogilev regional Directorate of Belgazprombank Sergei Karmazov. He was accused of embezzlement in especially large size.

June 11 at the head office of the BGB were searched. Employees of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus withdrew more than $4 million, and securities worth more than $500 thousand were detained 15 people — top managers, including Deputy head of Belgazprombank, as well as representatives of commercial structures (mostly former employees of the Bank).

The former head of the BGB is Victor Babariko, who had previously announced his intention to run for President of Belarus.

He Babariko in an interview with RBC has called the detention of top managers of BGB raids by the state. However, he indicated that he did not intend to refuse participation in the presidential campaign.

In turn, the press Secretary of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Natalia Eismont said RBC that the case against current and former employees “Belgazprombank excited “serious articles”: the legalization of funds obtained in a criminal way in especially large size and tax evasion in especially large size.

In this eysmont pointed out that “Lukashenka’s absolutely no need for the intimidation and pressure on political opponents.” According to her, the current President, this may even hurt.