Speaker of the parliament of Kyrgyzstan Isaev refused to accept the powers of the president :: Politics :: RBC

According to the chairman of the Central Election Commission Nurzhan Shildabekova, the new presidential elections can pass in the country on January 17.

The day after the parliamentary elections on October 4, protests began in Kyrgyzstan. According to the CEC, only four parties out of 16 were able to overcome the 7% threshold. Supporters of the losing parties took to the streets. The rallies turned into clashes with the security forces. In the first 24 hours of protests alone, about 600 people were injured, and one protester was killed.

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Amid protests, the CEC proposed lowering the electoral threshold for entering parliament and annulled the October 4 election results. In addition, Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov, Mayor of Bishkek Aziz Surakmatov, Head of the General Staff Rayimberdi Duishenbiev decided to leave their posts.

Ten days after the start of the protests, the resignation also decided to leave President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov. According to Part 1 of Art. 68 of the Constitution of the Republic, his duties were to be accepted by the speaker of parliament. While the powers of the acting head of state crossed over to the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov.

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan announced the receipt of presidential powers

Sadyr Zhaparov (in the center)


Isaev later statedthat Jeenbekov’s merit is invaluable. He noted the great contribution that the ex-president made to the development of the country and spoke in support of retaining the privileges of the former head of the republic.


Minsk police station was bombarded with Molotov cocktails :: Society :: RBK

Now an investigative and operational group is working at the scene. Operatives are engaged in the identification of persons involved in the commission of the crime.

Chemodanova did not say whether there were any victims among law enforcement officers or civilians as a result of the incident.

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The day before, October 12, in the Belarusian capital passed retirees’ march, which was attended mainly by elderly people. To disperse the participants of the event, the security forces used tear gas and stun grenades. Some of the protesters were detained. After the dispersal of the march of pensioners, residents of Minsk came out on the streets of the city and began to build chains of solidarity, protesting against the use of special equipment by the security forces. Law enforcement officers also dispersed the participants in the evening actions, detaining several of them.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus threatened the protesters with military weapons

Protests in Belarus have been taking place for more than two months. They began following the results of the presidential elections, which were won by the current president of the country, Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power for 26 years. According to the CEC, he received more than 80% of the vote. On September 23, Lukashenka’s inauguration took place, which was not announced in advance. The opposition did not recognize the election results, and a number of EU countries also do not recognize Lukashenko’s legitimacy. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the elections were held in Belarus.

During clashes between protesters and security officials on both sides, several hundred people were injured, and several civilian deaths were reported. Police officers used special equipment against the protesters, including weapons with rubber bullets. In turn, the protesters threw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement officers.

How was the meeting of pensioners in Minsk. Photo report


WHO data showed a record increase in COVID cases in the world for a week :: Society :: RBC

Over the past week, more than 2.2 million people were infected with the coronavirus in the world, which became a record for the entire time of a pandemic. At the same time, the number of deaths over the same period decreased compared to the previous week.

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Over the past week (October 5-11), the number of COVID-19 coronavirus infections in the world increased by more than 2.2 million.This is a record figure for the entire pandemic. should from data from the World Health Organization (WHO).


Compared to the previous week, the number of cases increased by 208.5 thousand, which is 10.09% higher than earlier figures. However, the number of deaths over this period, on the contrary, decreased by 0.24%. From September 28 to October 4, 39 344 people died from COVID-19, and from October 5 to 11 – 39 249 people.

The head of the RAS named the factor of victory over the coronavirus

Alexander Sergeev

In total, according to WHO, since January 2020, 37.4 million people have been infected with the coronavirus, of which more than 1 million have died. The largest number of cases of infection were registered in the United States – 7.6 million, India – 7.12 million, Brazil – 5.1 million and Russia – 1.3 million, according to WHO.


In Krasnoyarsk, a criminal case was opened over a fuel spill in the Angara :: Society :: RBC

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Investigators opened a criminal case over the spill of diesel fuel into the Angara River. About it reported on the website of the West Siberian Transport Investigation Department of the UK.

The case was initiated under Part 1 of Art. 247 of the Criminal Code (violation of the rules for the circulation of environmentally hazardous substances and waste).

According to the investigation, the fuel spill occurred on October 2 in the area of ​​196 km from the city of Kodinsk, Kezhemsky District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, during the movement of a transportation barge owned by Priangarskiy LPK LLC. It was established that the fuel spilled due to the rupture of a tank on board the barge. As a result, the threat of causing significant harm to health and the environment was created.

At present, investigators are examining the scene of the incident, conducting searches in the organization, and also interrogating members of the ship’s crew and the management staff of Priangarskiy LPK LLC.

October 9 due to the oil spill in the Angara on the territory of the Kezhemsky district, the local administration introduced emergency mode.

As the representative of the Unified Duty Dispatch Service (EDDS) reported, the incident occurred when the barge was rocking. As a result, about half a ton of fuel spilled. Cleaning of oil products was carried out using a sorbent.


The authorities of the Kaliningrad region have clarified the number of deaths in an accident with a bus :: Society :: RBC

In the Kaliningrad region, an accident involving a regular passenger bus and a truck killed six people, not seven, as previously reported. This was stated by the press service of the regional government, reports TASS.

“There are six dead so far,” the press service said, the information was confirmed by the regional MIA Administration.

Seven people died in a bus accident in the Kaliningrad region

Eight victims are in hospital, seven of them are in serious condition, one person on average. The bus driver survived and was hospitalized, his condition is assessed as serious. The patient needs to undergo several operations, one of which has already been performed.

Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Kaliningrad Region Alexey Zhukov said TASSthat a total of 14 people were injured in the road accident. Among the dead there is one child born in 2011.


Governor of Altai Territory infected with COVID-19 :: Society :: RBC

Viktor Tomenko switched to a remote work format and is being treated on an outpatient basis. In June, the governor already went into self-isolation due to the coronavirus detected in the employees of his administration

Victor Tomenko

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Governor of the Altai Territory Viktor Tomenko fell ill with coronavirus infection, transfers press service of the regional government.

Tomenko’s COVID-19 test showed a positive result, in connection with which he switched to a remote mode of operation. Now the head of the region is at home, where he undergoes outpatient treatment.

“Governor Viktor Tomenko is constantly in touch with members of the government and heads of all regional authorities. Events with his personal participation have been canceled for the next 10-14 days, ”the message says.

Governor of Altai Territory left for self-isolation due to COVID-19 from colleagues

Victor Tomenko

The head of the region appealed to residents with an appeal to comply with sanitary safety measures and the prevention of coronavirus. Earlier, in June, Tomenko already self-isolated for a week, after several employees of the regional administration were diagnosed with COVID-19.


The second miner was found dead after a collapse at a mine in Kuzbass :: Society :: RBK

Photo: Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation for the Kemerovo Region

Mine rescuers found the body of the second miner under the rubble in the Chertinskaya-Koksovaya mine, where rock collapsed on the morning of September 14. Reported by TASS and RIA Novosti with reference to sources in the emergency services.

According to the interlocutor TASS, initially it was reported about the death of a 37-year-old drifter. There was also no information about the fate of another 52-year-old victim. The body of the second miner was found as a result of search and rescue operations.

Source RIA Novosti notes that the body of the miner was found in the shaft of the mine. At the time of the collapse, 95 people were in the mine, 87 of them came to the surface, six more miners remained on the life support of the mine. Due to the incident, excavation and production were stopped at the mine.

According to the leadership of the Siberian Department of Rostekhnadzor, the preliminary cause of the collapse could be a violation of industrial safety requirements.

The Chertinskaya-Koksovaya coal mine is located in the town of Belovo, Kemerovo Region. It is managed by MMK-Ugol, a subsidiary of the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (PJSC MMK). This enterprise is one of the world’s largest steel producers. The miners of this enterprise extract “Zh” grade coking coal.


Coronavirus: more than 18,000 Belgians had to wait more than 24 hours for the result of their test

In mid-August the minister admitted to the Chamber that the laboratories were systematically too slow to report the results and that sanctions would be implemented.

At over the past two weeks approximately, 18,000 Belgians have had to wait more than 24 hours to obtain the result of a test for Covid-19, De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws report on Monday.

The newspapers analyzed the government figures provided about the tests carried out in each laboratory. It appears that over the past 14 days, nearly 18,000 Covid-19 test results have not been sent to doctors within 24 hours, and on average 98% of the results were negative. However, 24 hours is the time required for laboratories by the government to provide these results.

Small minority

“This is a small minority who do not stick to this duration,” notes the minister in charge of tests, Philippe De Backer (Open Vld). “But since we do so many tests, there are in absolute numbers a lot of people who have to wait more than a day,” he admits.

According to the Liberal, however, the situation has improved significantly compared to a few weeks ago.

In mid-August the minister admitted to the Chamber that the laboratories were systematically too slow to report the results and that sanctions would be implemented.

This seems to be bearing fruit, since at the beginning of last month about 13% of the results were submitted too late, against 5% now.


Exitpol showed the emergence of new parties in the parliaments of the regions :: Politics :: RBC

According to the exit poll, New People also overcame the 5% barrier in the elections to the legislative assemblies of the Kaluga and Kostroma regions, where the party gained 8.4 and 6.5%, respectively.

In the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Kaluga Region, according to the poll, United Russia is in the lead – 46.4%. It is followed by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation – 12.3%, “Fair Russia” – 9.2% and the LDPR – 8.4%. In this region, 56.5 thousand people participated in a poll conducted at 150 polling stations. The answer was given by 66.8% of the respondents.

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In the Kostroma region, United Russia leads the elections to the regional duma, according to the exit poll results, with 39%. The Communist Party gained 15.9%, the Liberal Democratic Party – 10.8%, “Fair Russia” – 9.1%. The poll was conducted at 150 polling stations in the Kostroma region. Out of 52 thousand people, 59.1% of respondents answered the questions.

According to the law, parties whose candidates have passed the lists to the legislative bodies of at least one Russian region can participate in elections to the State Duma without collecting signatures from voters. The next elections to it are to be held in September 2021, and the current elections are the last before them.

Medvedev congratulated United Russia on a “good result” in the elections

Dmitry Medvedev

Prilepin’s “For the Truth” party was created in February based on the movement of the same name. In May, the Ministry of Justice registered her and allowed the party to participate in the elections.

She presented her election program in early July. In it the party, in particular, suggested to consolidate in the Constitution a norm that allows any territory to be annexed to Russia if 75% of its citizens voted for joining the country, and also spoke in favor of holding such referendums in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

On the creation of the right-wing New People party, businessman Alexander Davankov, one of the founders and former co-owner of the Faberlic cosmetics company, announced in January. Alexei Nechaev, his former partner, owner of Faberlic, became the chairman.

The new party was registered at the Ministry of Justice on March 1. Its charter stated that the main goal of the New People was to “reorient the state” from caring for officials to serving citizens.


The participants of the Ice Bucket Challenge can be proud, here is the result of their challenge

The “ice water seal challenge” was all the rage in 2014 and has become a real social phenomenon. But beyond the buzz, the campaign has since helped move forward in the fight against Charcot disease.

Six years ago, funny videos flourished on the net. In turn, people challenged each other to tip a bucket of ice water on their heads while naming up to three friends to do the same within 24 hours. If the nominees did not fulfill their task, they were invited to make a donation to the “Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association” which fights against Charcot’s disease. The idea, launched by the American Pete Frates, himself affected by this neurodegenerative disease and since deceased, has had some success. As 7sur7 reports, 300 million euros were collected thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge. A sum which was followed by effects.

A way to fight against this scourge

Charcot’s disease is fatal, but the problem is that we do not yet know very well how it works and where it comes from. Gradually, it degrades motor neurons and the patient has more and more difficulty moving. After losing the use of his legs, everyday actions like eating or talking become more and more difficult. Ultimately, it becomes impossible to breathe, which results in death.

But thanks to the money raised with the challenge, a promising treatment method has just been developed. A double-blind test was thus carried out in which 89 patients received the new drug while 137 other patients only received a placebo. Result: the treatment slows the progression of the disease. ” Patients tell me that their primary goal is to be able to maintain physical function for as long as possible. They want to be able to keep walking and using their hands Dr. Sabrina Paganoni, lead author of the study, told NBC News. In this sense, this drug represents a source of hope.

The flip side is that for now, this solution has side effects with gastrointestinal issues. It will therefore have to be combined with other treatments to maximize the benefits. Other tests must also be carried out with the money from the Ice Bucket Challenge to continue to advance in research. ” The Ice Bucket Challenge was a turning point in the fight against disease. It made it possible to make it known, to raise awareness and to attract more researchers and investment in research. », Concludes Dr Paganoni.