“Severe cough”: Andrei Turchak reported Dmitry Medvedev's illness

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President of United Russia ” Dmitry Medvedev was unable to visit the party's headquarters after the election to the State Duma due to illness, said Andrei Turchak, head of the party's general council, according to Russia-1.

Turchak noted that Medvedev had a serious cough and could not attend the event. However, he asks him to thank everyone for their contribution to victory.

Meanwhile, United Russia states that the party is able to create a constitutional majority in the State Duma after the election. At the time when 18% of the protocols were read, the party gained 42.5% and the closest persecutor – the Communist Party of the Russian Federation – 23.24%.

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Zjuganov commented on the first election results

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Gennady Zyuganov announces cultivation confidence in the Communist Party, according to Russia-1. The communist leader stressed that his party did not have such support in the elections since 1996.

“The voter heard us, believed us, voted for us,” Zjuganov said. He stressed that his party was able to “ triple twice & # 39; & # 39; its result, but now it needs to be defended.

According to the calculation of 9% of the protocols in the elections to the State Duma, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation is in second place, winning 25% of the vote.

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The vote in Moscow has officially ended

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Officially closed in Moscow at 20:00 vote. In general, polling stations are currently closed in 84 of Russia's 85 regions. However, in the Kaliningrad region, voting continues until 9 pm Moscow time due to a time lag.

In addition, polling stations in some Russian national teams abroad, where local time lags behind Moscow, will continue to work. This year's elections were held for three days, from September 17 to 19.

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Political scientist Belkovsky called the director of the Hermitage a possible successor to Putin

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Political scientist Stanislav Belkovskij during the broadcast of “Belkovsky Vremya” he suggested that the director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky succeed the current Russian President Vladimir Putin. Belkovsky emphasized that a similar situation had occurred in Estonia, where the head of the National Museum had become president.

“In general, the figure of Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky – titanic, acceptable to the most diverse segments of Russia's population – in this position looks just as advantageous and convincing,” Belkovsky emphasized.

Let us recall that Belkovský expressed a similar view at the beginning of September. He believes that Piotrovsky's character could humanize political discourse and national identity. “In addition, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky is two years younger than Joseph Biden and, of course, he is in great condition – both physical and intellectual,” Belkovsky emphasized.

It should be noted that Belkovsky has become more and more often express extravagant perspectives, apparently trying to exaggerate different perspectives on events in the country.

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Pamfilova announces “fifth column” in St. Petersburg Electoral Commission

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Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Russia Ella Pamfilova criticized the work of the election commission in St. Petersburg. According to her, there are people who are not interested in detecting offenses during the vote.

“I understand that you have a 'fifth column' there … which is not interested in having it all revealed,” Pamfilova said at the briefing, adding that she hopes that most members of the commission are determined keep the situation under control.

Pamfilova also expressed the wish that the commission should monitor the elections in the city more effectively so that “all kinds of cases” do not occur there.

Previously, Pamfilova confirmed that in the six founding Entities of the Russian Federation recorded 8 cases of ballots, but St. Petersburg was not named among the violators

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After the Australian scandal, Biden asked to negotiate with Macron

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US President Joe Biden has requested telephone conversations from Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron.

According to French government spokesman Gabriel Attal, a telephone conversation will be organized in the coming days.

Note that France has previously recalled ambassadors from the United States and Australia for consultations. This happened after the US, the UK and Australia entered into a defense and security partnership with AUKUS, leading Australia to breach a € 56 billion contract with a French company to build 12 attack submarines.

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The first polling stations began to close in Russia

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First polling station. It happened in the Far East – in the regions of Sakhalin and Magadan, where at 12:00 Moscow time was already 20:00.

According to data from 18:00 local time, 37.28% voted for voters in the Sakhalin region and in the Magadan region – 41%.

According to the election commissions, no significant violations were recorded.

So far, the results for these regions will not be published, because in the center of Russia and the European part of the vote continues.

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Paris warns of NATO change after Australia's “betrayal” of France

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian & nbsp; made a statement on the television channel France 2, in which he described false reports that the United States was discussing the creation of an alliance with France & nbsp; AUKUS and the submarine agreement before the Australian authorities announced the termination of the contract.

We are talking about creating & nbsp; AUKUS's new defense and security partnership between the US, the UK and Australia. Australia then withdrew from its contract with & nbsp; the French company Naval Group for the production of 12 attack submarines of the Barracuda class worth 56 billion euros. Subsequently, French ambassadors to the United States and Australia were recalled to Paris for consultations, and the French Foreign Ministry described the incident as “ duplication, contempt and lies.“

Le & nbsp; Le Drian also noted that NATO had already launched a debate on the situation at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron. According to him, work on a new strategic concept of the alliance will take place at the next NATO summit in Madrid.

“Obviously, what happened will be relevant to its definition,” the minister said. He also noted that due to the situation with Australia, there was now a crisis in relations between France and the United States. At the same time, Le Drian does not believe that this could lead to France's withdrawal from NATO.

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Chizhov: European Parliament resolution on Russia – interference in internal affairs

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Permanent Representative Russia EU EU Vladimir Chizhov considers the latest European Parliament resolution on Russia to be a classic example of interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. The diplomat said this in an interview with Russian journalists.

According to Čižov, the accepted document can be quoted in textbooks in the future. Politics has surprised why MEPs consider it possible to dictate a sovereign country, what its power should be, how elections should be held and what parliament should be.

Chizhov pointed out that all these orders are a direct intervention in political life and the electoral process.

Let us recall that the European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on Brussels to be prepared not to recognize the Russian Parliament. According to MEPs, this should happen if elections in the country are held in violation.

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Parliament said Ukraine had been “replaced” by gas purchases

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Verkhovna Rada evaluates prospects for gas purchases at record exchange rates. Oleksij Kucherenko, first vice chairman of the Energy, Housing and Utilities Committee, said on the air of the First Independent Television Channel that Ukraine had “replaced” itself by rejecting a direct agreement with Gazprom. The country is now in an extremely disadvantaged position.

The People's Choice noted that the biggest problems will be in December through January. If the cold is cold, there will not be enough gas. In this case, the first problem will be electricity generation. Because there is also a shortage of coal.

Kucherenko reminded that in the event of a shortage of electricity, Russia will still have to ask for it.

Since 2015, Kiev has not bought directly Russian gas. He actually buys it from Europe. Previously, you still had to pay for transit to Europe and back. Now Ukraine has completely switched to virtual reversal and about half of the transit volumes immediately remain in the country. At the same time, Naftogaz from Ukraine continues to claim that direct fuel supplies from Gazprom are a threat to the country's sovereignty.

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