Ministry of Justice adds The Insider to the list of “foreign agents”

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Russian Ministry of Justice Expands media list & mdash; & nbsp; & quot; foreign agents & quot;. It included the legal entity The Insider SIA registered in Latvia. Is & nbsp; is the domain administrator of the online edition of The Insider.

As stated on the agency's website, the list also includes journalists from Open Media. Ilya Rozhdestvensky, project staff Sophia Groisman, Mikhail Rubin and Julia Apukhtin. Journalist Alexey Posternak was also included in the list.

The Insider Portal specializes to investigative journalism. The publication was founded in November 2013 by journalist and political activist Roman Dobrokhotov. The editorial office is located in Riga.

Formerly the editor-in-chief of the project (recognized as an undesirable organization in the Russian Federation) Roman Badanin stated that Instagram blocked the publication's account. This happened two days after the Attorney General added the publication to the list of “undesirable organizations”, unknown. Later, access to the account was restored. Prior to that, the Department of Justice added five project journalists, including the editor-in-chief, to the list of “foreign agents.”


Putin announced ideas for involving Japan in the Kuril economy


President Vladimir Putin said that “unique and unprecedented” proposals for Japan's involvement in economic activities in the Kuril Islands would soon follow, writes Izvestia.

According to the head of state, this is spoken of in advance “, the intrigues of economic participants”. He also expressed the hope that these ideas would soon take shape and then be implemented.

Putin also ordered Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to pay special attention to the Kurils during his trip to the Far East.


Safronov's column on “spy mania” disappeared from Vedomosti, the page also “fell”

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Former journalist from Kommersant and Vedomosti, an adviser to the head of Roskosmos, Ivan Safronov, suspected of treason, wrote a column for Vedomosti talking about the work of investigating espionage. articles. It is curious that a few hours after the publication, the article disappeared from the place of publication. Now at this address & mdash; & nbsp; blank page and caption: “ Maybe wrong link“. And after a while, the Vedomosti website probably fell due to a DDoS attack.

A column by journalist Ivan Safronov disappeared from the Vedomosti website after Presidential Secretary Dmitry Peskov said in response to a question from Echo that he inserted this article into the daily press review preparing for President Vladimir Putin?

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In his article, the journalist stated that in such cases, investigators gather at least 5-7 volumes of the case, the court satisfies 100% of the investigator's requests and sends ` `an often frightened person who doesn't understand anything“; in pre-trial detention. He also noted that the suspect is virtually deprived of the opportunity to defend himself and remains isolated from the world, which “ disrupts his psyche“ and frightens the unknown.

& quot; A person is beginning to believe in anything, & mdash; & nbsp; wrote Safronov. & mdash; & nbsp; Including that he may be a spy. ; & # 39; & mdash; & nbsp; to force the accused to testify against others in exchange, for example for a telephone conversation with a loved one. At the same time, he emphasized that he had clearly decided not to conclude any agreements.

& quot; The conveyor works around the clock, no matter who you are, & mdash; & nbsp; wrote Safronov. & mdash; & nbsp; Any & quot; will suffice.


Lavrov commented on the West's response to human rights violations in Ukraine

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised the absence of a reaction Western countries on the human rights situation in Ukraine and the Baltics. According to him, it is a pity that the West is closing its eyes to what is happening in these countries.

“ Of course, the West is completely closing its eyes to the behavior of its churches and ndash; and the Baltic countries and Ukraine. This is a pity for countries that represent a great European civilization based on the principles of respect for all that mankind creates and respect for human rights themselves, which was invented in the West, “ the diplomat said in a webinar “ Foreign Policy conditions under which elects deputies to the State Duma.“ & nbsp;

The Foreign Minister is convinced that the information field in Ukraine will “ burn out“. According to him, the leading television channels in the country are closed and Russian is banned.

According to Lavrov, on the eve of the Duma elections, the West is trying to create a belt of instability around Russia. , inter alia through events in Belarus and Moldova. & nbsp;


The Ukrainian army shelled Donetsk 120mm mortars


In the people of Militia The DPR said that on July 23, the Ukrainian army fired mortars on the outskirts of Donetsk. A total of 6 120 millimeter grenades were fired into the capital of the self-proclaimed republic.

The shelling was recorded at 4:40 a.m. They were shot from the village of Veseloe.

The war in Donbass has been going on since 2014. Since then, more than 13,000 people have been killed.


Crimea urges ECHR to recognize peninsula water blockade as attempted genocide by Ukraine


First Crimean Deputy Speaker Efim Fix said that the Ukrainian water blockade of the peninsula should be recognized as an attempt at genocide. The organizers of the blockade must be prosecuted.

Recall that on the eve of Russia, the first ever interstate complaint was sent to the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights – against Ukraine. The document states that the complaint concerns a group of violations of the rules concerning the “blocking of the North Crimean canal as the main source of fresh water for the local population”. The Russian side is turning to the European Convention on Human Rights with a proposal to take measures that will force Ukraine to stop this violation immediately.

“Ukraine's water blockade of the peninsula should be considered an attempt at genocide,” Correct said.

He explained that now the tanks in the Crimea are full due to heavy rains. According to him, the main thing is not so much the restoration of water supply, but the prosecution of all those responsible in accordance with the law.


Tikhanovskaya asked a White House representative to impose new sanctions on Belarus


Meeting with White House representatives Anthony Blinken and Jake Sullivan Svetlana Tikhanovskaya have called for sectoral sanctions against Belarus. The Axios portal informed about it.

A representative of the Belarusian opposition called for restrictive measures in state-controlled areas of industry. Especially in steel, fuel and wood processing. In her opinion, such measures should put pressure on the republic.

The US authorities have expressed concern about how these sanctions will affect the entire Belarusian people.

According to Tikhanovska, representatives in the White House there is a “moral obligation” to support the Belarusians, who are now at the forefront of the world struggle between democracy and autocracy. ”


WSJ: Preparation of a statement on the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

Official statement by Washington and Baghdad calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq to the end of the year may be announced soon. The Wall Street Journal writes about it.

During the visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister to Washington, it is planned to announce a revision of the state of residence of American soldiers. The army will not carry out combat missions, but will continue to provide only logistics services and train local security forces, according to Politico.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi will visit the White House on July 26. One of the topics of the meeting will be the date of the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq, Anadolu wrote earlier. The Middle East Coordinator at the White House, Bret McGurk, told Iraqi officials that the US military would be phased out of the country's decision. According to the official, the combat troops will leave Iraq first and then all the others.


The CIA director said he had turned gray while working in the Russian Federation


Director CIA William Burns said diplomatic services in Russia had given him the most gray hair

“Most of the gray hair I got when I served in Russia,” he told NPR Radio.

So Burns, 65, answered a question about cyber attacks attributed to hackers from the Russian Federation in the United States.

Burns was the US ambassador to Moscow from 2005 to 2008.