The US has advised Ukraine not to hang itself on Nord Stream 2


US Department Representative Amos Hochstein advised Ukraine to focus on modernizing its energy sector, instead of constantly looking at the launch of the Nord Stream 2 program. A US official is now visiting Kiev. He stressed that during talks with Ukrainian colleagues constantly talking about the need for development. Otherwise, Ukraine will be isolated from the world's modern energy systems and energy economy.

Hochstein noted that now was the time for a “great energy transformation” and that Ukraine should become part of it. He reminded that during the Green Visit to the USA, the possibility of developing nuclear energy in Ukraine was discussed. And there has also been a lot of talk about switching to cleaner energy.

Last week, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completed. It was laid from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The capacity of these two lines is 55 billion cubic meters per year. The start of operation is planned for the end of 2021.


The telegram blocked the robots with the election campaign


All robots, associated with the election campaign in Russia, blocked in the Telegram. Including “smart voting”. This was stated by the creator of the service, Pavel Durov. He explained that it was due to the start of the vote. The service will monitor “Days of Silence”.

Durov emphasized that in many countries the practice of inactivity is a day of will. The company considers this to be legitimate and has called on Telegram users to respect this requirement.

Previously, Smart Voting was removed from their stores by Apple and Google. This happened at the request of Roskomnadzor. Representatives of the companies attended the meeting of the commission of the Federation Council for the Protection of State Sovereignty. However, they could not justify the need to place the request there on the days of the vote.

Durov said that not only Russia requires the removal of certain applications for various reasons. The founder of Telegram recalled that this year Apple and Google approached him with a request to remove publicly available information in accordance with the laws of various countries. Failure to comply with these requirements threatened to exclude the application from the Google Play and App Store catalogs.


Zakharova: Apple and Google will no longer be able to evade Russian laws


Russian Compliance the legislation will ensure the work of Apple and Google in Russia, because the old days for the activities of American companies in the Russian Federation are over, said a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

She commented on an article in The New York Times, which stated that Apple and Google had removed the Navalny application in connection with the threat of prosecution of their employees, leaving such an interpretation of the American press “to their fault if he stays with him “.

According to her, everything is simple for any foreign company in the Russian Federation: “you must comply with Russian law.” Zakharova noted that “exactly the same thing” is required by foreign companies and citizens operating abroad.

“If Apple and Google started following the instructions when they were sent to them, there would be no calling for a commission meeting and no need for public controversy,” the diplomat added.

A ministry spokesman foreign countries have admitted that American companies believe that “it will be” as always “: they will make noise at the microphones and everything will be the same. “

” But those times are over for American companies – they still won't. The guarantee of their work in Russia is compliance with Russian legislation, “concluded Zakharova.


100 DDOS attacks on the online voting tracking service

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DIT specialists during September 17 Moscow has prevented more than 100 DDOS attacks on the online voting monitoring system in the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Mosgorizbirkom announced this on his telegram channel.

Due to the attacks, statistics on electronic voting were uploaded with a delay. However, the recording of the Muscovites' voting on the blockchain proceeded normally, without any failures.

The Moscow City Electoral Commission also said that IT specialists and members of election commissions for remote electronic voting monitor the smooth running of the online voting system … Voter actions are also shown on paper.


The Committee of Inquiry of the Russian Federation has launched criminal proceedings against Ukraine for shelling Donetsk

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Against the power structures of Ukraine Russia's Committee of Inquiry has launched criminal proceedings for injuring civilians in Donetsk. The official website of the Committee of Inquiry of the Russian Federation informs about it.

Another attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces took place on September 17: the Ukrainian army opened targeted fire with 120 mm mortars on civilian infrastructure and residential buildings on Vasilchenko Street, Kolkhoz Avenue in the Kuybyshevsky District of the city. Donetsk. Three civilians in Donetsk, 20-year-olds, 34-year-olds and 58-year-old men, were injured as a result of the shelling.

The ICR report emphasizes that criminal proceedings have been initiated under Part 1, Article 356 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (use of means and methods in armed conflict prohibited by the International Treaty of the Russian Federation).


Britain calls “Putin's two trump cards against NATO”


British Daily Express published an article on joint Russian-Belarusian exercises, which, according to the author, seriously concerned NATO.

The author of the article suggests that “two trumps” were performed during the maneuvers; Russian President Vladimir Putin against potential opponents. Such & nbsp; in the article, it is first called the unmanned robotic complex “ Uranus-9 & # 39; & # 39;, which was first used during “ West-2021 & # 39; & # 39 ;.

The complex is equipped with flamethrowers, guided anti-tank missiles, a powerful machine gun and control is performed remotely, while the machine is able to hit targets within a radius of several kilometers.

The publication also highlighted the S-500 Prometheus air defense system, which, according to the Ministry of Defense, is beginning to be delivered to Russian troops.


The Americans laughed at France for violating the agreement with Australia


Australia waiver responsibility of the acquisition of French non-nuclear submarines provoked a cheerful response from readers of the American website Fox News. They also noted Washington's charges against Paris following the break-up of the agreement.

“Perhaps the Australians did not need submarines that would automatically surrender when looking at the enemy,” remarked a user nicknamed RightofYou.

Another user pointed out that Australia wants submarines to be able not only to dive, but also to “swim back to the surface”. “The second point is very important,” & mdash; humorously wrote a foul.

Another commentator noted France's double standard. As part of NATO, Paris sells nuclear technology to Iran, “which threatens the security of the United States and itself.”

There was also an American citizen who remembered how “perfectly normal” state-subsidized Airbus stole Boeing contracts. ” France is now “crying over competition in the underwater business.” “Sorry, Macron, this is the thing.” & quot ;, & mdash; written by db3.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zacharovova, previously drew attention to the double standard of France. She therefore commented on Paris's statement about a stab wound from Australia. According to her, & nbsp; violation of important contracts for Paris is a common thing. In this case, she remembered the Russian-French agreement on the Mistral aircraft carriers.

In this context, she wondered where the French Foreign Minister had received “anger and bitterness”. “Or are the only knives you feel in your back bad?” She asked.

French Foreign Minister Le Drian previously called Australia's “stabbing in the back” the end of Australia's “submarine contract” for submarine construction. According to him, Australia betrayed the trust that had previously been built between the two countries. The minister also admitted that he was upset about what had happened and expressed “ great bitterness '' based on the decision of the Australian authorities.

Previously, the Australians tore off a major submarine contract with the French company NAVAL GROUP against the background of strengthening their relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. The deal was valued at $ 66 billion.


Putin called his employees infected with coronavirus


Russian President Vladimir Putin said the staff of his entourage, who had recently been diagnosed with coronavirus COVID-19, work. According to the head of state, we are talking about “colleagues from the protocol, from the security service, from the press service.”

Speaking to the governor of St. Petersburg via video conference, Putin recalled that he had to work in isolation for some time, but stressed that vaccinated staff, even if they had a coronavirus, could do so easily and without major complications.


Shoigu showed the pre-revolutionary spelling envelope envelope

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Russian Defense Minister Federation Sergei Shoigu took part in the vote in the election of deputies of the State Duma, which began on September 17.

As can be seen in footage published by, the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense had a passport with a cover with a pre-revolutionary spelling. Shoigu, as well as the First Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia Ruslan Tsalikov and the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, voted in the territory of the 45th Independent Brigade of Special Purpose Airborne Forces.


Peskov called the “smart vote” a provocation

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Dmitry Peskov commented on the experiments Organize a “smart vote” for the infant supporters. “We have a bad approach to 'smart voting.' These are provocative attempts that are actually hurting voters,” Peskov said. “There is no other way to deal with this,” he said. on staff with queues in polling stations in various parts of Russia since the morning of September 17, when a three-day voting on elections at various levels began across the country.

Peskov said people might want to vote the first day to relaxed over the weekend.