DNR again closed the border with Ukraine :: Politics :: RBC

The self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) has stopped working checkpoint with Ukraine, says the decree of the President of the Republic Denis Pushilin.

In accordance with the decree from 28 June suspended the effect of clauses 8.2 and 8.3 of the decree No. 57 of 14 March 2020, in which said entry and exit on exit to Ukraine via PPC “Olenivka”.

Kiev said about the intention to liquidate the administration of the DNI and LC

In March, DNR has closed the border crossing points with Ukraine due to the coronavirus. In turn, the Ukrainian authorities announced the closure of crossings on the border with the DPR and LPR on March 13, also due to pandemic coronavirus infection.


The British Embassy in Moscow raises the LGBT flag :: Company :: RBC

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The British Embassy in Moscow posted a rainbow LGBT flag in honor of the 50th anniversary since the first gay pride parade in new York in 1970. This Embassy reported in Telegram.

“Today at the Embassy we raise the LGBT flag in support of LGBT community, their rights and freedoms. <...> We absolutely do not accept any form of discrimination on any grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity”, — stated in the message.

Foreign Ministry reacted to the photo with the LGBT flag at the U.S. Embassy song El Bimbo

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Previously, the LGBT flag posted to the American Embassy in Moscow. In response, the Russian foreign Minister left under the post of the Embassy in Facebook a link to the video with the song El Bimbo. This track is known as the song that played in the movie “Police Academy” when entering characters in a gay bar “the Blue oyster”. The foreign Ministry explained in the comments that he did it to support US “in a joyful and cheerful mood” in difficult times for America time.


In “the simpsons” has refused to name colored characters with white actors :: Society :: RBC

This was stated by the team of the series. Also, the actor who voiced the character Cleveland in family Guy for the last 20 years, refused to continue to do so, saying that the color of the characters should sound colored actors

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The producers of the Simpsons announced that henceforth the white actors will not voice colored characters. About it reports Variety.

“Moving on, “the Simpsons” will no longer attract white actors to voice non-white characters,” — said in a statement the team of the series.

In addition, actor Mike Henry, who voiced a black character Cleveland in “family Guy” announced that it will not do. “It was an honor for me to play Cleveland in “family Guy” for 20 years. I love this character, but people with colored skin color should play characters. So I’m not going to do this play,” wrote Henry on Twitter.

Unilever will be removed from the product packaging, the words “white” and “light”

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In recent years the creators of “the Simpsons” has repeatedly been accused of stereotyping of racial characteristics. The most vivid discussion was caused by the character of APU, a native of India who owns a small shop. In the cartoon he spoke with a strong accent. Character was considered a mockery of Hindus and their implausible image.


The Russian Embassy reported the threats after the publication of the NYT on the Taliban :: Society :: RBC

Previously, the newspaper published an article which stated that Russia had allegedly announced a reward to the Taliban for the murder of the US military and NATO in Afghanistan. The Embassy called the charges “fake news”

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Employees of Embassy of Russia in Washington and London began to receive threats after the publication of the New York Times (NYT) about the alleged announcement by Russia of a reward for the murder of the US military in Afghanistan. This was reported by the Russian Embassy in Washington on his Twitter page.

The Embassy called the charges in the article “baseless and anonymous.” The Embassy also attached to my post screenshots with threats. One of them is a link to the NYT article is accompanied by the caption “Let’s declare a “reward” for your diplomats.”

In this regard, the Embassy asked via Twitter to the New York Times with a call to stop creating fake news lead to danger to life.

Separately, the Embassy addressed to the US authorities. “We demand U.S. authorities to take effective measures to ensure its obligations under the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961”, — stated in the message of the Embassy.

Article 29 of the Convention States that the person of a diplomatic agent (the head of the diplomatic mission or of a member of the diplomatic staff of the mission) is inviolable. “The receiving state shall treat him with due respect and shall take all appropriate measures to prevent any attack on his person, freedom or dignity”, — stated in the Convention.


Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas in response to the launching of rockets :: Society :: RBC

Israeli fighters launched air strikes on Hamas targets in response to the launch of two missiles from the Gaza strip. This was reported in the press service of the Israeli army.

“In response to the launch of two missiles aimed at Israel, our fighters attacked a rocket production workshop Hamas and plant for the production of weapons in the Gaza strip,” — said in the army press-service.

The report also said that Israel considers Hamas responsible for all terrorist acts in the Gaza strip.

Syria reported air attacks of Israel on the West of the country

On Friday evening, two rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza strip. As reported by Israeli public radio Kan, one of the rockets exploded in unpopulated areas. Reports of casualties and damages were reported.


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.

The media learned about the arrest in Bangkok had 100 thousand bitcoins Russians

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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).


Congress will vote on the question of the transformation of Washington into the 51st state of the USA :: Politics :: RBC

Nancy Pelosi

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The house of representatives Friday, June 26, will vote on the creation of the city of Washington a separate state. This was announced by the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, TV channel Fox News channel.

“We will correct this injustice which confronts our democracy,” she said, speaking about the upcoming vote.

As noted by Pelosi, residents of D.C. pay taxes, serve in the army and contribute to “economic viability” of the US, but they have no right to participate in the vote.

The authors of the initiative the vote were the congressmen from the Democratic party. To date, American capital has the status of district of Columbia and is not included in one of the States that gives residents the right to elect their representatives in the Federal Congress.

The law entered into force, it must support both chambers of the Parliament of the United States, and then approved by the President of the country. If that happens, Colombia will become the 51st US state.

Washington extended the curfew because of riots during protests

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In the capital of the United States has about 700 thousand people — more than in the States of Vermont and Wyoming, and almost as much as in Alaska. In November 2016, residents of the district of Columbia in a referendum, held simultaneously with the election of President of the United States, supported the change of status district in the state. For changing administrative status voted 86% of the population, opposed by 14%.

8 section 1 article United States Constitution establishes the power of Congress over the district which is the seat of government, residents of the district until 1961 even had no right to vote in presidential elections. One of the founding fathers of the United States, the fourth President James Madison wrote that it is important that the capital of the country was not in any state to avoid the risk that he is being treated better than in other States.

The residents of the district have traditionally supported Democrats, so the opponents of the transformation of Washington in the state believe that the change of his status will lead to an increase in the number of representatives of the Democratic party in the U.S. Congress.

Among the opponents of the appearance of Washington — US President Donald trump. In an interview with the New Yourk Post, he said that Washington is 100% owned by the Democrats. However, he noted that its transformation into a state I can only vote “very stupid Republicans”.

“You mean the district of Columbia, state? Why? That is, we can have two democratic Senator and five congressmen? No, thank you. This will never happen,” said trump.

At the request of the office of management and budget the White house (Office of Management and Budget, OMB), which deals with the assessment of legislative initiatives, said that the bill is unconstitutional. If the bill were presented to the President, the trump’s advisers in the White house would recommend that he veto the bill, the document says.


The head of the Eurasian development Bank will become a top Manager of “Mail of Russia” :: Policies :: RBC

Deputy General Director of “Mail of Russia” Nikolay Podguzov will be headed by the Eurasian development Bank (EDB)

The new Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian development Bank (EDB) will be the Deputy General Director of “Mail of Russia” Nikolay Podguzov. This is stated in the message published on the government website.

“The Finance Ministry will submit the candidacy of the first Deputy General Director, Director for strategic development of “Mail of Russia” for appointment to the post of Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian development Bank (EDB)”, — stated in the message. The corresponding order was signed by the head of the government Mikhail Mishustin.

The issue of election of Chairman of the Board EDB scheduled for consideration at a meeting of the Board of the Bank on 30 June.

Earlier, a source TASS reported that the EDB head Andrei Belyaninov since June 29, leaving the Bank, he was appointed to this position December 1, 2017.

Candidate Belianinov instructed to make Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In July 2016, Belyaninov has resigned from the post of head FTS — once the investigators involved in the case about the smuggling of alcohol found in his home to 9.5 million rubles, $390 thousand and €350 thousand Belyaninov He then stated that he found the money are private savings. July 28, Medvedev signed a decree about the dismissal of Belyaninov as head of the FCS and the appointment of Vladimir Bulavin.


In the US payments coronavirus has received over one million “dead souls” :: Society :: RBC

In the United States because of the rush of recipients of incentive payments were not associated with the database registration of deaths, and as a result of funds received over a million “dead souls”, said the audit chamber of the country

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The U.S. government paid more than $1.4 billion “to dead souls” as incentive payments on the background of the pandemic coronavirus, says the report of the accounting chamber.

“According to the main inspector of the Ministry of Finance for taxes, as of April 30, nearly 1.1 million payments in the amount of $1.4 billion was sent to the deceased”, — stated in the document.

The authors noted that the IRS and the Treasury “promptly started paying 160.4 million payments in the amount of $269 billion,” but “experienced difficulties in the delivery of payments to certain individuals and additional risks in respect of payments to those who had no right to receive payments is deceased or fraud.”

The chamber found that because of the rush of recipients of incentive payments were not associated with the database registration of deaths, and the tax office found no legal grounds to refuse compensation to those who filed a tax return in 2018 and 2019, but later died.

For payments to families with children up to 16 years will receive more than 270 billion rubles.

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In this regard, the chamber recommended that the US tax service “to consider cost-effective ways of warning” about the way of repayment of payments received in error.

At the end of March the US President, Donald trump has signed the law on allocation of $2 trillion to help the economy of the country because of the virus. This financial aid package was the largest in the history of the country. Funds were allocated for additional funding of the health system, business support and direct payments to Americans.

Citizens with an annual income up to $75 million will receive $1.2 thousand, while families with children by $500 per child. Support is provided for those who have lost their jobs and who cut wages. On loans for small businesses, the U.S. government will direct $367 billion, another $130 billion will go to the hospitals.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus infected 2.4 million people. At the same time, the Director of the Center for control and prevention of diseases of the USA Robert Redfield announced that the country may be about 25 million cases, ten times more than official figures. “This virus often causes asymptomatic disease. We’ve identified roughly 10% [от масштабов] outbreak” — he said, reports The Hill.

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