The Iranian chief of staff arrives in Moscow to meet with Shoig

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Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri arrived in Moscow for an official visit.

The Iranian delegation will stay in Moscow for four days and will meet with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoiga and Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov.

Discussions on arms supplies and the situation in Afghanistan are planned during the talks.


An American journalist praised Putin

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CNBC TV presenter Headley Gamble, who worked as a moderator during the “Russian Energy Week”, he praised the Russian president according to the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin '. Recall that it was previously announced that during the plenary session, Putin praised Gamble and called her a “beautiful woman,” but complained that he did not listen to his answers.

But now it has become known that this is an American conversation, and Putin was not restricted. They were able to exchange words behind the scenes of the forum. “Glad to see you! You look very good. How are you feeling? Aren't you cold? Are you comfortable?” Gamble said.

Practical gambling photo: Photos from the video

Television the presenter also admitted to the Russian president that she feels uncomfortable in Moscow because of the cold. Putin joked in response. Those Siberians are not those who are not afraid of frost, but those who dress warmly.

It is worth noting that Gamble was very brave in his conversation with Putin. She appeared on the Russian Energy Week stage in a tight black dress and Louboutins in high heels.


New York Times: Nobel Prize reveals split in Russian opposition

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Nobel Prize winner, editor -boss “Novaya Gazeta” Dmitry Muratov cooperates with the Kremlin, reports The New York Times. Supporters of Alexei Navalny, who does not intend to make any compromises, opposed this decision. The publication believes that this has raised many questions – & nbsp; it is worth seeking change through relentless resistance, or attempts to improve the existing system are still acceptable.

Muratov himself asked he hated the counter-question against the claims made against him & ndash; they are willing to do something to improve the lives of others. The president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov also congratulated Muratov on the Nobel Prize. “ But an outburst of anger has shown how fragmented and weakened the Russian opposition is – & nbsp; in particular because the authorities are working hard to suppress dissent, closing groups of activists and news channels and forcing more and more dissidents and journalists into exile, & # 39; & # 39; “The daily said.

Muratov is often accused of not publishing data on the wealth of the Kremlin elite. The journalist himself replies that he does not intend to interfere in the private lives of “ children and women & # 39; & # 39 ;.

Meanwhile, Putin said that Muratov himself intends to use the Nobel Prize as a pretext for violating Russian laws, then his responsibility will still wait. “Regardless of their achievements,” everyone must understand clearly and unequivocally: Russian laws must be observed, “the president said, adding that this was a signal to Muratov – & nbsp; that there were no guarantees.


Former senator from the Astrakhan Gorbunov area has died


The Astrakhan Region Administration has announced the death of a former member of the Federation Council from Gennady Gorbunov.

“ In the 76th year, our compatriot, Russian statesman Gennady Alexandrovich Gorbunov, died & # 39; & # 39; it is stated in the statement.

The regional authorities expressed their deep condolences to the family and friends of Gennady Alexandrovich.

Recall that from 2001 to 2016, Gennady Gorbunov served as the head of the Federation Council Committee for Agrarian, Food Policy and Nature Management.


The Japanese demanded the eviction of the Russians due to a Russian film about the Kuril Islands

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release of Vladimír Kozlov's film “ Kunashir & # 39; & # 39;, which tells the story of Russian life on the island. Many traces of World War II remained in Kunashir – & nbsp; they are cannons, broken dishes, abandoned ships. The Japanese cemetery on the island is deserted. Overall, Kunashir is a bleak landscape.

The trailer for the film presents a local view of Kunashir. “There are only weapons, tanks and dumps,” he says.

Some Japanese commentators have accused former Prime Minister Shinza Abe of failing to negotiate the return of the island. Others rightly pointed out that the foreign ministry was then headed by the current head of government, Fumio Kishida.

“ Until Russia disintegrates, the islands will not return, & # 39; & # 39; “ The Russian mafia under Putin's leadership will certainly not return the islands to us, & # 39; & # 39; islanders may be relocated to other regions because they themselves have recently moved to the South Kurils, & # 39; & # 39; write subscribers. Many recalled that the USSR had seized the Kurils after violating and attacking Japan's pact of neutrality against Japan.

It is worth recalling that the current Prime Minister Kishida previously advocated the return of all four Kuril Islands in his speeches.


Volodin proposed to remove the Nobel Peace Prize on special occasions

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Head of the State Duma Viačeslav Volodin spoke in favor mechanism for the abolition of the Nobel Peace Prize on special occasions.

“When people talk about the Nobel Prize in the basic sciences, there are no questions. It is clear why they are granted, & # 39; & # 39; the politician noted on his Telegram channel, adding that there was no such clarity and no evaluation criteria for the Peace Prize.

Volodin cited Mikhail Gorbachev as an example who received the Nobel Prize, the Peace Prize, but whose government, according to politics, led & nbsp; to the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century – the collapse of the USSR.

He also recalled the head of government of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, who received the Peace Prize in 1991 and was accused by the UN in 2018 of genocide against the Muslim Rohingya people.

Volodin's award to former US President Barack Obama is also called premature.

According to a spokesman for the State Duma, the Nobel Peace Prize is discredited by these decisions and perhaps its credibility to be able to return the introduction of an appeal procedure if the facts about the crimes are revealed.

Recall that & nbsp; The Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 was awarded to Filipino journalist Maria Ressova and Russian journalist and editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta Dmitry Muratov.


“Preparing for the worst”: The Chinese assessed the situation in the Taiwan Strait

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news that Taiwanese Army Commander Xu Yanpu visited & nbsp; And visited Washington, which continued a series of military exchanges between the United States and Taiwan. Beijing believes that the United States is moving away from the one-China policy, and readers of Huangqiu Shibao believe that there is no going back and that it is necessary to “prepare for the worst.” Coordination between the United States and China has been lost and room for maneuver has been reduced to a minimum. & Nbsp;

The Taiwanese authorities say they are ready to fight to the end to “ defend a free and democratic way of life“. The United States says it will support its democratic ally. And China can't back down because it protects & nbsp; national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“There is a high probability of an accidental shot that will cause a sudden war to break out at the most unpredictable moment,” the newspaper said. p>

Readers also expressed their opinion. “Because Taiwanese don't like” One country – “two systems,” it's best to have one country, one system, “one of them threatened.

“The first battle is coming soon!” another commentator.

“This nest of” independence “needs to be moved as soon as possible and don't leave a stone unturned,” another participant demanded. “He also believes that the principle of` `one country – & nbsp; two systems & # 39; & # 39; is no longer realistic, so Taiwan can only become a province of China.


He dreams of taking Poklonska from Africa to Kiev with a bag on his head

A former Russian woman colleague subtly warned her of impending danger

Natalya Poklonskaya, a member of the State Duma of the previous convocation, authorized to represent our country in Cape Verde by decree of President Vladimir Putin, has returned to the top of the most debated figures in the Ukrainian media. Official Kiev, which today demonstratively rejected a request for the extradition of the notorious compatriot Mikhail Saakashvili for extradition from Georgia, suddenly wanted to “throw in” a dubious – from the point of view of international law – combination with the newly appointed ambassador of the Russian Federation. Natalya Vladimirovna, 41, allegedly hopes in vain that she will “hide” in Africa, “we will get her there as well”. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry recalled: the lady for the alleged high treason committed in 2014 is sanctioned not only by Ukraine, but also by the USA, Canada, the EU and Japan.

The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko specified: immediately after the promulgation of Putin's decree, the post-Soviet republic “turned to the authorities of Cape Verde with a question about the criminal activities of the citizen Natalya Vladimirovna Poklonskaya. “Mr Nikolenko preferred not to specify the extent to which this appeal is in line with the new status of diplomatic immunity for a Russian woman.

The trial of treason against Poklonska (the specific violations that were the basis for initiating criminal proceedings against the former Crimean prosecutor in 2016, for some reason have not been reported) has not yet been completed. The lawyers of the Russian woman, in turn, obtained through a Ukrainian court registration of criminal proceedings for the illegal release of Poklonska from the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (which grossly violated the laws of the republic and the rights of its former citizen). And without a verdict in a Ukrainian court, no extradition from Cape Verde can continue by definition.

Sources “MK” in the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office claim: Natalia Poklonskaya's career, which was transferred from the Crimea to the capital Nazalezhno, could continue in 2014 at the Kiev Public Prosecutor's Office. And not in a normal position.

Gunduz Mamedov, who had excellent relations with Poklonskaya since serving in the prosecutor's office of the Primorsky district in Odessa, at that time served as one of the prosecutors in the capital region. It is ironic that after the events of 2013–2014 (qualified by the Dorogomilovsky District Court in Moscow as a “coup d'état in Ukraine”), it was Mamedov who was appointed by the new authorities to lead the Autonomous Republic of Crimea's prosecutor's office with an office in Kiev. Because of what Gunduz Aydinovich was forced at every opportunity to curse Natalia Vladimirovna in vain for her alleged “inappropriate activities against Ukraine.” Poklonskaya, as you know, a native of Voroshilovograd region (now Lugansk) in the Ukrainian SSR, speaks fluently not only Russian but also Ukrainian.

The decree of the President of the Russian Federation, as you probably guess, did not become a “lightning bolt from the blue” for Poklonska. Based on the possible risks in the new position for her Natalya Vladimirovna in early October made a number of remarkable statements in the air of a Moscow radio station. So in her Little Homeland, “the Ukrainian nation was allegedly created, this fact must be acknowledged, and less gasoline is being poured into this fire.” Maxima, we agree, contradicts Putin's claim that the Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians are in fact one people. This means that there was no trace of any Ukrainian nation and it does not exist.

Poklonskaya's “sample of 2021” is categorically dissatisfied with “Ukraine's predominance on Russian television channels” because “it's wrong” it brings even more strife between people and I'm in favor of relieving stress. “

Ukrainian bloggers, including high-ranking ones (as a representative of the Supreme Council of Alexei Goncharenko), happily called the revelation of Poklonskaya a long-awaited “look at the traitor, the former” prosecutor “of the annexed Crimea.” Natalya Vladimirovna, who stood up as a Ukrainian (and not from Russia), competed with each other for an offer to return to Kiev. Not for the post of deputy prosecutor of the Kiev region, of course. And for the initial “quarantine in Lukyanovka SIZO” – until sentencing in cases that are scheduled to be heard or are being heard in Ukrainian courts. Poklonskaya is accused not only of “going to the enemy's side”, but also of deliberately persecuting the Crimean Tatar Mejlis (an organization banned in the Russian Federation),

According to Gunduz Mammadov, mentioned above, one of these cases is already in court, so if Poklonská returns voluntarily, she will be able to participate in court personally.

Mamedov, 46, is no longer a senior GPU official. It is said that he did not work with Irina Venediktová, appointed under the auspices of Vladimír Zelenský. As a result, a well-known lawyer, a candidate of legal sciences, can give a colleague (and there are no former prosecutors, like former security officers!) More than transparent advice about her future fate. In addition to the possibility of the official release of Poklonska to Ukraine, other ways to deal with the “traitor” can actually be used. Including prohibited. There are more than enough such offers in the Ukrainian segment of social networks. For example, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation could have been secretly exported from an island nation 600 (six hundred) kilometers from the Black Continent … below the deck of a merchant ship. Under the supervision of a group of Ukrainian saboteurs.

The testimony of a former Crimean prosecutor about the details of the peninsula's reunification with the Russian Federation may not please all current and previous Ukrainian rulers. When the presiding officer in the trial clarifies about the alleged “violent annexation”, Natalya Vladimirovna suddenly takes and recalls the massive and voluntary transfer of the Ukrainian security forces of the peninsula to the side of Russia. For example, the number of Chekists of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of heroes of Sevastopol, who in the spring of 2014 “changed the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine”, was either 98 or even more percent of staff relevant SBU headquarters. Ukrainian residents, the hour is uneven, creeping into doubts about the crystalline decency of current counterintelligence officers.

Maria Zakharova, an official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, said two really deadly phrases for them, much to the displeasure of her fellow diplomats from Ukraine. First: Natalia Poklonskaya now has “absolute immunity.” This means that the newly appointed ambassador is completely inaccessible to the Ukrainian law enforcement authorities. Second and even more offensive sentence: Maria Vladimirovna advised Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleb (who promised Poklonskaya “maximum trouble” at his place of diplomatic service in Cape Verde) to achieve strict implementation of Ukrainian legislation in his homeland “to begin”.

Zakhar's help is more than transparent. This is the first “portion” of the scandalous investigation into a large international group of journalists involving Volodymyr Zelensky. Panama Papers (“Panama Papers”) prove the unconditional leadership of the President of Ukraine in hiding the income of his companies in the notorious offshore.

The US FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) was interested not only in the documented “transfer” of money of oligarch Igor Kolomojský to the offshore accounts of Zelenský. The feds, according to Taras Chornovil, a representative of the Verkhovna Rada of several previous convocations, will simply attack Vladimir Alexandrovich furiously after the release of the second part of the Panama Papers. The so-called “English”.

International investigators, Chornovil continues, have been tracing large amounts of Zelenský's “Ukrainian” money entering a number of Arab organizations. Some of them seem to be related to terrorism. If the link between the transactions carried out by companies from the Zeleny Empire and the financing of Islamic terrorism is confirmed, Zelensky and his first assistant/executor, Sergei Shefir, are unlikely to escape the mere confiscation of London real estate acquired on behalf of Shefir. Among other things, this includes an expensive apartment on the famous Baker Street, next to the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

The first part of the Panama Papers in the office of the President of Ukraine reacted slowly. It is said that the $ 41 million named in the investigation is a “legend of deep antiquity.” The money, de, was transferred to the sea long before the Green Presidency. Yes, and the laws of Ukraine do not prohibit such a form of protection “obtained by reworking”. P>

The FBI, which has been seeking the extradition of Igor Kolomojsky from the President of Ukraine (who inherited much in the US) for several years, has made no significant progress in investigating possible Dnepropetrovsk oligarch crimes after the first, “American” section of the Panama Papers. After the “English” part – as they say, there are possibilities …

Return to the topic of Natalia Poklonska, – after her current desperate “promotion” by the Ukrainian media, “fatigue” will inevitably come. Simply put, the activities of a newly minted diplomat in a small island state will disappear completely from the news channels.

This cannot be said of the new scandal, which Zelensky is inexorably threatening. So far, only in the “Servant of the People” faction speaks of him with noticeable concern in the undertone. Pro-presidential political forces reasonably assume that the forthcoming revelation of the financial leadership of the Ukrainian leader will be painfully reflected throughout his entourage.

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Rifle amused Ukraine's plans to “crush” Russia in The Hague

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Senator Alexei Pushkov laughed at his Telegram channel, words of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba about the desire to expel Russia “into the corner of the legal circle” at the court in The Hague. We are talking about considering the international arbitration of Kiev's claim against Moscow for the incident in the Kerch Strait three years ago.

The Russian politician pointed out that NATO countries also stopped commenting on this situation. Because everyone had long since discovered that “it was Ukraine that disrupted Russia's territorial waters in the Kerch Strait.”

Pushkov recalled that no one was impressed by Kiev's arguments in Europe. This was the case with the gas supply agreement between Hungary and Gazprom. After Russia threatened to withdraw from the Council of Europe, PACE immediately became deaf to Ukrainian arguments. The Russian senator therefore doubts that the “iron logic of legal arguments” mentioned by Kuleba will help in The Hague.

The Russian Foreign Ministry previously stated that the incident in the Kerch Strait does not fall under the jurisdiction of the International Arbitration Court. The same position was expressed by the Russian representative in The Hague. The judges decided to decide if they could actually hear the case.

As a reminder, two boats and a tug of the Ukrainian Navy broke the Russian border on November 25, 2018 and headed from the Black Sea to the Kerch Strait. They performed dangerous maneuvers, did not respect the legitimate requirements of the authorities. As a result, the ships and crews were detained. A year later, Ukrainian troops were transferred to Kiev as part of an agreement on the simultaneous release of detainees and convicts.

At the same time, the detained ships were returned. However, the Ukrainian navy accused the Russian authorities of destroying the floating vessel. The FSB released a video from the courts emphasizing that everything was fine with them, and that even the plumbing work was in good condition at the time of their return.


The cult of weapons in the United States is growing amid endless tragedies

It is better for Russian lawmakers to avoid the American experience with the legalization of “weapons”

Most Americans do not know about Russian legislation on weapons – they do not know their own Because there is none on a national scale, there is just a patchwork quilt of local laws and regulations. But if anyone in the New World, tired of the gun-up chaos, found out about the restrictive measures being taken by the Russian authorities, he would probably be jealous. In the United States, photography in everyday life requires more and more lives (last year – 43 thousand) and politicians on both sides are less and less willing to address this issue.

Photo: Alexey Merinov

The reasons are clear enough. First, the millions of dollars that the arms lobby pumps into US policy work against restrictive measures. (There is elemental corruption under the fig leaf of lobbying.) Second, American voters do not have enough mass support to fight arms – many people, especially those living inland and poorly educated, still believe in the myth of the sanctity of the inviolability of the Second Amendment. . This myth is eagerly promoted by arms propagandists, but even without them, tens of millions of Americans are ardent supporters of free arms ownership.

The second amendment, adopted in the 18th century, dealt with the right of citizens to arms in order to create an armed militia: after all, there was no regular army or police at the time. This amendment should have been repealed a long time ago, but that is not happening and I do not think it will be in a hundred years. Even a seemingly obvious thing, such as a ban on the sale of automatic weapons, has no chance of success (it was banned from 1994 to 2004, but the US Congress did not extend the ban).

According to Steven Gutovsky, an weapons expert in American politics, the biggest reason for the lack of reform in this area in The Atlantic is the cult of weapons deeply rooted in the minds of Americans. The love of a large part of the American population for weapons plays, he emphasizes, an even more important role than the corrupt lobbying of the National Rifle Association (NRA). In recent years, NRAs have faced financial problems, are on the verge of bankruptcy and have spent less money than before to promote the Second Amendment and bribe politicians to maintain this constitutional anachronism. However, the national regulator is able to organize a stream of demand letters from voters to congressmen and senators. And one such letter from a voter in his “home” district outweighs 100 letters from other parts of the country, says Philip Jarney, a member of the NRA board quoted by Gutovsky.

Corrupt politicians only think about how to get re-election for the next term at all costs and stay at the state trough; they have no shame or compassion. None of the endless tragedies associated with shooting at home have led them to pass restrictive laws – not even to shoot in Las Vegas in 2017, when a madman fired from his hotel room window at the crowd below; used 24 weapons, including 14 machine guns (!), and sent 58 people to another world, wounding another 411.

There have been an incredible number of shooting episodes at home in America with many victims – here are just a few:

✔ 1999, Columbine, Colorado: 15 killed (12 of whom were high school students).

✔ 2012, Newtown, Connecticut: 28 dead (26 of them elementary school students).

✔ 2018, Parkland, Florida: 17 high school students shot. In the same year, another 10 high school students were killed in a shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

The enormous list of such tragedies includes shootings in schools, universities, offices, shopping malls, parks … Psychopaths come every day armed with guns, carbines, machine guns and other deadly equipment, which they most often obtained legally. In downtown New York, police detained an Ohio guy in the subway who had a Kalashnikov assault rifle with a live ammunition buckle in his bag. The guy was really confused, “What's going on? I bought the weapon legally, it is registered! “

There are many places in the States where, unlike New York, you can not only simply buy a weapon, but you are also allowed to carry it – somewhere hidden, somewhere open. President Obama once came to Arizona to speak at a rally. As expected, the Secret Service set a security perimeter around the presidential address. And so the gallant men with machine guns on their shoulders approach the secret service agents and demand that they be let into the cordon. They say, “Under federal law, this is not allowed.”

Aggressive psychopaths, dangerous to society, of course, always find a murder weapon, but a firearm in their hands increases the risk many times over. For example, the next day in Norway, someone killed five people with a bow and arrow. For comparison: in Norway 10 years ago, far-right fanatic Anders Breivik first detonated a makeshift bomb, killed eight and then fired from parabels and carbines, and killed 69 (!) People.

He acquired the weapon, allegedly for sports and hunting purposes, about a year before the terrorist attack. In view of this, the provisions of the Law “Amending the Federal Law” on Weapons “and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation”, signed by President Putin on June 28 this year, seem quite reasonable: “Citizens of Russia Federation to acquire weapons for the first time, two years possession, it is prohibited to acquire, store and use firearms with more than two barrels or a magazine (drum). “

Common sense is clearly present in the changes that are now to be introduced additionally into the arms legislation of the Russian Federation. The bill, prepared by the Russian Guard, states, among other things, that all those who wish to have a weapons license will be screened by experts from the FSB and the Interior Ministry. If the inspection shows an “increased risk of violation of citizens' rights and freedoms, a threat to public security”, the person concerned may be refused permission.

In America, there is also an FBI inspection of people who want to obtain weapons. But as Giffords reports on its website, the law leaves extremely dangerous loopholes through which criminals and the mentally ill can acquire firearms. (Giffords, which is pushing for tighter arms control, was founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It was shot in the head in 2011 when an armed briefcase killed six and injured 13 people at a rally where she spoke.)

There are many states in the United States where only licensed arms dealers are required to submit buyer information to the FBI for verification. If someone sells weapons through the website or from a trade fair stand, the seller does not have to verify the buyer. From these “free” states, weapons easily migrate to “non-free” states, although the law prohibits the transportation of weapons across state borders without special permission. Of course, criminals don't care. And here is the result: 80% of the weapons used for criminal purposes were purchased from unlicensed dealers.

And here is another, in my view important provision of the legislative innovations proposed in the Russian Federation: Based on the conclusions of the security services, the National Guard will be able not only to refuse to issue a permit to possess weapons, but also to deprive already issued. At the same time, it is necessary that those who do not meet the requirements be deprived not only of licenses, but of real “suitcases”. Withdrawal from private possession of weapons is possible, as shown by the experience of Australia after the 1996 tragedy. Subsequently, 35 people were killed and 28 injured in Port Arthur, Tasmania, and the Australian Parliament immediately passed a law tightening rules on the purchase and registration of firearms. weapons. Possession of automatic weapons was completely banned and was forcibly confiscated from the population (the government paid compensation for legally acquired “weapons”).

In the field of weapons control, the main thing is to stay away from American experience. The states are unique in this respect: according to statistics from the Geneva Institute for International Research and Development, in 2018, there were 120 “weapons” per 100 U.S. citizens. The Russian indicator was an order of magnitude smaller – 12 per 100 people. We will try to keep this gap.