A constitutional commission has been set up in Belarus to prepare amendments to the Republic's main law. In particular, the document proposes to stipulate that one and the same person may not serve as president for more than two terms, and the current head of state Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree according to which part of the powers of the president was transferred to the government.
Viktor Lukashenko. Photo: NOC Belarus Press Service
However, Lukashenko will continue to retain all the reins of the government, says Belarusian political scientist Dmitry Bolkunets. The NSN participant suggested exactly how the politician would try to stay in power.
The political scientist suggested that Lukashenko could start a discussion on updating the constitution in one of the autumn months of 2021. At the same time, the amendments will propose the creation of a new body – the All-Belarusian People's Assembly (VNS). He believes that this will in fact mean the establishment of a monarchy in Belarus.
“It will be the third chamber, standing above all branches of government, including the president.” And it is clear that Lukashenko wants to lead this meeting, from the presidential level to the level of the general secretary of this meeting, “said the political scientist.
According to Bolkunets, members of the ANC will not be elected by anyone, only Lukashenko's supporters will get there. which will give him lifelong power. In addition, the new body can gain the right to dismiss the elected president of the country, authorize him, decide whether the head of state is right or not.
Therefore, all power can be concentrated in the hands of the Lukashenko family. Bolkunets noted that he can consider his eldest son Viktor as his successor.
This version is supported by the fact that the Constitutional Commission recently proposed setting an age limit for presidential candidates – a candidate cannot be under 40 years of age. Viktor Lukashenko is currently 45 years old.
Alyaksandr Lukashenko has three sons: in addition to Viktor, he is 41-year-old Dmitry and his illegitimate son Nikolai, who will soon be 17 years old.
The South Korean president has taken offense against the Japanese and canceled his way to the Games
The 2020 Olympic Games start in Tokyo in a very unusual way, with a minimum of guests and spectators. High-ranking guests from all over the world usually come to the start of the Olympic Games, but the COVID-19 pandemic has also modified this tradition. We found out which of the world's leading VIPs decided to come to the Olympics.
Due to coronavirus, the number of high-ranking guests at the start of the Tokyo Games was much lower than in previous years. The organizers stated that only 950 VIPs are allowed in the stadium, which can accommodate almost 70,000 people. And the empty seats in the stands serve as a living but sad reminder of the danger of a pandemic.
Even ceremonies without the participation of His Majesty the Japanese Emperor Naruhita, who declares the Olympic Games open, other members of the imperial family. The Imperial Household Department stated that this decision was made in accordance with the plans of other Olympics officials who are also present at the opening of the World Sports Festival unaccompanied by their husbands.
And in the case of the President of the United States, for example, he arrived in Tokyo with his wife Jill Biden. The 78-year-old American leader himself stayed at home. For his wife, his presence at the Olympic celebrations was & mdash; her first experience of an independent trip abroad as the first lady of the United States (she managed to visit Great Britain so recently with her husband during his European tour).
In general, according to Katsunobu Kato, the Chief Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers, at a press conference, representatives of about 15 countries and international organizations met at the opening ceremony of the Summer Games. For comparison & ndash; In 2016, approximately 40 foreign leaders attended a similar event in Rio de Janeiro, and approximately 80 foreign leaders attended the opening ceremony of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in Beijing and London. The difference is palpable! But what about foreigners, when even a number of Japanese corporate sponsors of the Tokyo Olympic Games refused to send their top leadership to the opening ceremony; it is also a sign of pandemic time. The High Representative of the Japanese Foreign Ministry acknowledged that the worldwide spread of coronavirus variants has forced many leaders to cancel their visits to Tokyo.
Meanwhile, high-ranking foreign figures who have arrived in spite of COVID can take the opportunity to establish personal relationships with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihid Suga, who became the head of the pandemic during the pandemic.
As expected, Jill Biden was among the first on the guest list to receive. The Japanese Prime Minister described the presence of the First Lady of the United States at the opening ceremony of the games as “extremely important” for Japanese-American ties.
Prime Minister Suga also received a delegation led by Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, Vice President of South Sudan.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tokyo and ndash; after all, he is the head of the country that will host the next Summer Olympics in Paris in 2024. In addition, it seems that the head of the Fifth Republic will have to participate in the fate of 39-year-old Frenchman Vincent Fichot, who went on hunger strike to protest hunger. The Japanese judiciary does not allow him to see his children married by his wife.>
VIP guests at the Tokyo Olympics also include Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhan Gebreyesus.
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A senior government official at Rising Sun on the eve of the Olympic Games said that in addition to foreign leaders, about 70 ministerial officials were planning to visit Japan, but added that the number of foreign high-ranking guests could change constantly until the last minute.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he would not come to Japan. Relations between Seoul and Tokyo are already burdened by a difficult historical past, but it is possible that the last straw for the South Korean leader turned out to be incorrect statements by a high-ranking Japanese diplomat to him, who commented at a summit of leaders in both countries by President Moon. he masturbated by postponing the decision on the summit meeting. Although Tokyo apologized for such a strong statement from its representative, the question of Moon Jae-in's presence at the opening of the Olympic Games naturally disappeared on its own. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also declined to attend the ceremony. According to the press, due to the state of emergency in Tokyo and the lack of spectators.
And as Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, the Russian president will not be represented at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics: “After all, a special and special regime for the Olympics.” That is the reality in which we must work. “
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Young businessman Nikolai Bondarenko, representative of the Saratov Regional The Duma and the State Duma candidate from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation said live in their upcoming elections on their Yutube channel that he had been summoned to the police to draw up a protocol on the distribution of extremist materials. If found guilty, he will not be able to run.
Bondarenko claims that he was summoned in connection with the “United Russia Manifesto of 2002”, which he extended to the Internet 10 years ago. The MP is sure that it is all about the desire to remove him from the election.
The “Manifesto” has been circulating on the Internet for a long time. It sets out the populist promises of United Russia that have never been fulfilled. At the same time, the party itself stated that it was a fake document that was distributed in order to discredit the political organization.
According to the TV channel “Dozhd”, the leaflet itself is not included in the list of extremist materials, but Alexei Navalny's video is included in the register of prohibited materials devoted to this document. Several cases of extremism have been opened in Russia for the distribution of this video.
Bondarenko became famous in 2018 after criticizing the pension reform. He also conducted an experiment and ate a minimum of 3.5 thousand rubles for a month.
Co-Chair Party & laquo ; Fair Russia & mdash; Pro & nbsp; the truth & raquo; (SRZP), writer Zakhar Prilepin commented on the statement of political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky that he would become the only candidate from the Slovak Republic and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the presidential election in 2024.
& quot; He responded to Belkovsky's statement with & nbsp; humor. I will not participate & nbsp; presidential election, – reports Prilepin's response to the URA.RU news agency.
Belkovsky, who commented on the report, noted that Prilepin's figure suited the Kremlin as a candidate in the election. At the same time, the political scientist does not believe that Prilepin could get a large number of votes due to the constant “pedaling”. a painting by Joseph Stalin.
The commander of the “unselfish” drove American warships out of our territorial waters
Rear Admiral Vladimir Ivanovich Bogdashin, a legendary man of the Soviet and Russian fleets, died in Moscow due to the effects of the covid. In 1988, he commanded the patrol ship Selfless, which set sail without the use of the American American cruiser Yorktown from the territorial waters of the USSR.
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In a specialized group on Facebook “ Armed Forces of the Russian Federation“, Vice Admiral Bogdashin was called “ A man of incredible courage and honor, devoted to the profession of a sailor. & # 39; & # 39; In 1974 he graduated from the Black Sea Naval College P.S. Nakakhimova. He served as an officer on the warships of the Black Sea Fleet as the commander of the anti-aircraft missile battery of the large anti-submarine ship Nikolaev, Deputy Commander of the 30th Division of the Black Sea Fleet.
Since 1983 – commander of the patrol ship Nesobecký ;.
In 1988, the patrol ship Selfless under the command of Captain 2nd Position Vladimir Bogdashin expelled the separation of US warships from Soviet territorial waters. At the same time, “ selfless & # 39; & # 39; twice crashed into an American cruiser with guided missile weapons Yorktown.
The Soviet ship repulsed the fire invasion of the US Navy ship into the territorial waters of the USSR.
In 1990, Bogdashin graduated from the Naval Academy named after the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, N.G. Kuznetsov. Since 1991 & mdash; commander of the anti-submarine cruiser Moscow, since 1996 & mdash; commander of the missile cruiser Moscow. From 1999, he served as Deputy Chief of the Central Command Command of the Russian Navy for Combat Control. Since 2007 – in reserve.
In the comments, they described the netizens of the rear admiral as the pride of our navy and armed forces.
“ Too bad such brave and good people are leaving & # 39; & # 39; – wrote Alena Kozlovskaya.
Earlier, the military expert 1st Captain Vladimir Gundarov told the Ministry of Culture why there was a conflict situation in the Black Sea with US Navy ships. According to him, Americans believe that they have the right to pass through the territorial waters of any state in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Convention was signed in 1982 and entered into force in 1994.
Our country previously and now believes that the rules of `innocent transit“ do not apply to cases of foreign warships, especially those that go with incomprehensible intentions. On February 12, 1988, the “ selfless“ and & # 39; SKR-6 & # 39; were involved in an operation to oust American ships – the cruiser Yorktown; and the destroyer Caron – from the territorial waters of the USSR.
As Vladimir Gundarov said, “ selfless & # 39; & # 39; he shifted the rudder to the right and made a pile at the stern of Yorktown on the starboard side at an angle of 30 degrees. As a result, sparks fell on impact and friction on the sides, and the side paint ignited.
The anchor of the patrol ship “Selfless” tore the hull of the cruiser with one paw and made a hole in the bow of the side of his ship with the other.
The second Soviet ship is the SKR-6; – he walked tangentially to the left of the destroyer Caron, cut off the railing, tore the side skin and smashed the ship.
Since then, American ships have not allowed such provocations for a long time. Last year, however, in the Gulf of Peter the Great, the American destroyer John McCain entered the territorial sea of Russia near Vladivostok. From there, she was pushed out by the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Vinogradov.
This year in the Black Sea, the naval guards of the Russian border units of the FSB and the naval air force of the Black Sea Fleet had to force the British destroyer Defender fired from territorial waters with warning fire.
LDPR Head Vladimír Žirinovský responded in his telegram channel to the decision of the Central Election Commission of Russia to exclude the director of CJSC Lenin State Farm Pavel Grudinin from the federal list of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in the State Duma elections.
“Dear Gennady Andreevich, leave Pavel Nikolayevich Grudin alone,” & mdash; & nbsp; Zhirinovsky turned to the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov.
The head of the Liberal Democrats remarked that Grudinin is a great manager who grows delicious strawberries. According to Žirinovsky, Grudinin also did a lot for the inhabitants of the state farm, where he was a director for a long time.
“Why would you threaten him?” Nikolai Platoshkin, leader of the “ For the New Socialism '' movement, “received the article and is restricted in his freedom.”
“And now you end up with Grudinin. You understand that he will never be president, that you yourself will never win a single election of governor & nbsp; and there will never be any doubts on your lists that raise any doubt, & mdash; & nbsp; Zhirinovsky continued.
The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party suggested that Zyuganov change the name of the party, forget about Stalin, the words “ communism“ and 'socialism', because in his opinion “all left-wing regimes are doomed.” Concluded Zhirinovsky.
Recall that according to CEC, Grudina's owner is & nbsp; Bontro offshore in Belize, through which he controlled companies in the Russian Federation. This is forbidden for the candidate for deputy. Grudinin himself said that the company was closed.
The election will take place within three days, September 17, 18 and 19.
According to Stena, the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform for Life party Viktor Medvedchuk criticized Kiev's aggressive attempts to disrupt the opening of Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, saying President Vladimir Zelensky's team had chosen the wrong strategy to confront Moscow.
Medvedchuk called the joint statement by the United States and Germany on Nord Stream 2 a “cold shower for the Ukrainian government.” Even an amateurish approach … to building international economic relations, the politician stressed.
According to Medvedchuk, Zelensky should return to the long-developed project of a trilateral consortium for gas transmission with the participation of the European Union as a consumer of Russian gas and Russia as its supplier and guarantor of filling the Ukrainian GTS with blue fuel.
“The creation of a trilateral gas consortium could be a driving force for the 'reset' of relations between Ukraine and Russia,” he concluded.
In the Ukrainian media paradoxical analytical material on the last meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko was published. In the article, readers are led to the idea that Lukashenko may have already sold his homeland to Vladimir Putin.
After the European Union imposed deferred sanctions against Lukashenko, the head of Belarus to avoid economic collapse is facing an election – either to hold early elections and release political prisoners, or to agree with Russia on money, according to Novoye Vremya.
“He asks Russia, but she doesn't give it to him very willingly and not as much as he wants. As a result, Lukashenko said they had nothing to lose, I'm crazy, so I'll impose sanctions on Russia,” he writes. author with reference to the ban on the transit of European goods through the territory of Belarus in Russia.
Then Vladimir Putin and Lukashenko met in St. Petersburg, where, according to the Ukrainian author, the Russian leader indicated that the Belarusian economy was not doing so badly due to ties to Russia. In other words, if ties are tightened, then the Belarusian economy will collapse in just one month.
Lukashenko in response, as the article emphasizes, recalled that he is fighting the opposition, and made it clear that this war, including and for Russia.
“They argued with Lukashenko for five and a half hours. I don't remember such long negotiations between the two presidents, “the author notes, adding that in the end, Putin promised Lukashenko some money, not raising gas prices, and also providing a billion-dollar loan.
“Lukashenko was extremely dissatisfied with the results of these negotiations,” the Ukrainian material said, referring to the Belarusian state media, which allegedly did not pour honey this time after the meeting.
“But it is quite possible that Lukashenko did not like this meeting also because Putin still twisted his arms and managed to get Lukashenko to relinquish part of his sovereignty over Belarus,” suggests the author of Novoy Vremya. She also notes that after Lukashenko's return to Minsk, mass searches and arrests began in the non-state media and NGOs. “Why is this happening? Lukashenko is very worried that the riots will not start after everyone knows Vladimir Putin, “concludes the author.
However, he is also proposing a second version. According to the author of the article, Lukashenko, he is likely to compensate for the lack of money by mass repression.
the author writes and analyzes Lukashenko's actions.
Chinese Consulate in New York protested against the “bad map” shown by the American television channel NBC Universal during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This is stated in the “Sport-Express”.
On the map, Taiwan and some islands in the South China Sea, which China considers its own, were separated from the PRC.
The Chinese consulate noted that NBC “damaged the dignity and feelings of the Chinese people.” The PRC diplomatic mission called on the TV channel to “acknowledge the seriousness of the problem and take action to address it.”
They then removed the relevant line and “made” it Ukrainian.