In Norway, it was forbidden to relax in the direction of Russia


Observation deck a warning sign was placed near the Jakobselv River, which separates the territories of the Russian Federation and Norway. They are forbidden to relieve themselves in the direction of a neighboring country.

According to The Moscow Times, the sign is located near the road to the village of Grense Yakobselv. It is often visited by tourists traveling to the Norwegian province of Finnmark.

As Kingdom's customs officer Jens Høylund said, it is likely that some guests will want to relax on the long journey. This can be considered a provocation at the border. In this case, the amount of the fine will start at around 290 euros.

Interestingly, no such cases have been reported so far.


The Ukrainian former foreign minister called on Zelenský to leave American troops inside

Former Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin expressed the view that a security agreement with the United States would be “effective” decisions for the country. Klimkin explained that it included safeguards such as US weapons and the gradual deployment of US troops and US infrastructure in Ukraine.

Klimkin also urged & nbsp; seek Ukraine's integration into NATO and not demand a special position outside the organization. The ex-minister reminded that Afghanistan has such a status.

“You don't have to do anything but a real partnership and alliance with our friends,” Klimkin said.


The Japanese were outraged that Prime Minister Sugi refused to go to the WEF in Russia


Solution Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Sugi not going to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) due to a coronavirus pandemic is a serious concern for many people in the rising sun.

They expressed their claims to the government and its head in the comments of Yahoo News Japan. They first described what was happening as another incompetent step in Tokyo.

One user noted that it made no sense in Sugi's policy to fight the pandemic in Japan. Therefore, it would be better for him to go to Russia.

Another critic stressed that the current prime minister has no diplomatic talent and that his trips abroad are useless.

Russia is said to have great potential “in terms of Japan's security problems” and its economic interests. The people of Japan generally consider the Russian Federation to be more attractive to Tokyo than the United States. Another user called Japan an “American vassal.”

Suga has been criticized by Japanese Internet users for his actions as Prime Minister. It thus spreads the “slow” reaction of the authorities to the visit of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin to Iturup, which is part of the Kuril Islands. Tokyo considers this island, as well as Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, to be its “northern territory”.


The Turkish authorities report the risk of border closure due to coronavirus


Turkey can again close border for tourists due to the spread of coronavirus. This was discussed at an online meeting of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Antalya (ATSO), says Haber Turk.

ATSO President Davut Cetin said at the meeting that the tourist flow in August 2021, despite the pandemic and fires, comparable to the data for August 2019. However, the anti-epidemiological measures taken are not enough to limit the spread of coronavirus.

“We need vaccinations. I call on the services sector, public places, to enforce the rules. If we do not want the closure to be repeated, we must take more serious measures, “he said.

Cetin added that everything must be done so that we do not lose tourists, because the economic crisis in Antalya is still not over. He stressed that despite the influx of tourists in August this year, this year is still half that of 2019 – 5.5 million compared to 10.5 million two years ago.

There were more than 19.6 thousand new cases of coronavirus in Turkey the day before.


The Presidents of Ukraine and Romania cannot reach Chisinau on Moldova's Independence Day


President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis cannot get to Chisinau to celebrate Moldova's 30th anniversary. The Presidential Council is being blocked by a thick fog, the press service of the Moldovan government said.

Green's plane can't land at the airport due to fog, Yohannis's plane can't even take off from Bucharest.

“The ceremonies were postponed by about an hour,” the report said.

In Chisinau, a military parade is planned in honor of Independence Day.


The Taliban denies bin Laden's involvement in the 9/11 attacks


Taliban (terrorist organization) banned in Russia) Zabihullah Mujahid said there was no evidence of Osama bin Laden's involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks.

“When Osama bin Laden became a problem for the Americans, he was in Afghanistan. Although there was no evidence of his involvement until September 11, “Mujahid told NBC News.

A Taliban spokesman recalled that they had promised not to use Afghan territory to attack anyone. He also said that the country would no longer be a refuge for terrorists.

US troops entered Afghanistan in 2001 in response to a series of attacks on September 11, 2001, when terrorists sent two passenger planes to the towers of the World Trade Center in New York and another to the Pentagon in Washington. .. Al Qaeda (a banned terrorist organization in Russia) led by Osama bin Laden has joined the attack.

In April this year, US President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. He then seized power in the Taliban in a matter of weeks. On August 15, they entered Kabul and announced the end of the war.

See also: The total number of victims of a series of bombings at Kabul airport exceeded 100 people


The president completed his program at the “United Russia” congress

The party's program became popular after the initiatives of hundreds of thousands of residents and experts from all regions were included

The United Russia Party; held the second stage of its congress on August 24, the main task of which was to approve the election program. As Dmitry Medvedev, who chaired the congress, has repeatedly emphasized the new program & ndash; it is not just an election document, it is a long-term action plan.

Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Party leader Vladimir Putin was the first to speak at the congress. He invited delegates to supplement the draft program, both those developed between the two phases of Congress and those raised at its meeting with party representatives, and those with whom he himself proposed to amend the main program document. Of United Russia. At the same time, because of the breadth of the debate, he described the new party program as popular: “ its co-authors became residents of the whole country. ''

Firstly, in Vladimir Putin's speech, proposals were made for social support measures. In particular, the President recalled the measures to support the troops, introduced earlier at a meeting with party representatives, & ndash; one-time payment of 15 thousand rubles. However, he supplemented these proposals at the Congress, pointing to the need to increase the number of recipients of such support and making recommendations on the organization of such payments.

“ Let everyone receive this payment in the same amount, regardless of the number of stars on the shoulder straps …. And I suggest extending this payment to both military school cadets and law enforcement officers & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; specified by Vladimir Putin.

At the same time, he instructed future deputies from United Russia to carry out systematic work in the State Duma: not to limit one-off payments, to include in next year's budget and plans for next years the indexation of military personnel and law enforcement to the level above inflation.

Another topic raised at the President's meeting with party representatives was the practice of banking institutions, which immediately withdraw all social payments after receiving loans from citizens. Speaking at the congress, the President stressed somewhat the need for bankers to comply with previously adopted decrees on the subject, and suggested that future deputies legally ban such write-offs and return such previously collected funds to social benefit recipients.

Unacceptable. These are payments for children, for supporting families, for helping people in difficult situations. How come you don't understand? & Raquo; & nbsp; & ndash; noted Vladimir Putin.

Among the tasks he named was the expansion of the resettlement program from dangerous housing. The party was recommended not only to support the completion of all previously planned events in the regions, but also to substantially expand the program. That is, to include in it homeowners recognized as dangerous from January 1, 2021. The President promised to support the party's proposals in this area by allocating 45 billion rubles from the federal budget.

Many of the president's proposals concerned current events and processes that required special attention, literally in recent months. For example, according to the president, another 24 billion rubles will be set aside to fight forest fires, which have become a serious problem in many regions.

“ I ask the government to solve the problem in detail. It is important to clearly define the responsibilities of the levels of government in this area and to provide mechanisms for timely assistance to the regions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and other emergency departments. One of the important directions here & ndash; creating an effective air group for firefighting & raquo ;, & ndash; the president addressed members of the government who participated in the work of the congress.

Many of the proposals mentioned by the President concerned the development of the country's territory. Measures proposed for this purpose included infrastructure projects. New instruments, including infrastructure loans, need to be used to implement them, the head of state noted. Speaking of the implementation of projects, Vladimir Putin separately mentioned the Far East and the Arctic, the construction of Moscow & ndash; Kazan & ndash; Ekaterinburg.

It could be said that among the programs that had no analogues in recent decades, the program for updating the fleet of air rescuers was named. It will be allocated 340 billion rubles and other measures to update the domestic fleet. As noted by the President, the creation of the relevant programs has already been completed.

One of the problems to which Vladimir Putin paid special attention in his speech was the development of the village.

“ I fully share the party's intention to pay more attention to supporting farmers and small businesses in rural areas, including the development of trade fairs and non-stationary outlets in all regions where farmers can sell their products directly, without intermediaries, & # 39; & # 39; & ndash; He said that great attention should be paid to the quality of life of those living in rural areas, the development of the necessary infrastructure, the availability of public services and the supply of goods for them. One of the well-known projects of United Russia was also mentioned. about free gasification of the village & ndash; it should be completed with dignity.

The president urged party leaders to go to the polls and noted the renewal of his candidate body. In his opinion, competent and responsible people should work in the Russian parliament, but at the same time it is important that there are people with new ideas among them.

“ The continuity of legislative activity must be maintained. At the same time, it is important for Members to be involved in the work with new ideas and approaches. A new generation must emerge, assert itself, and it must be supported & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; said Vladimir Putin. He ended his speech with the words: “ We are together for Russia! & # 39; & # 39; However, before setting out the main positions of the program, he reiterated the number of Russians involved in completing and developing the program, & ndash; there are several million of them.

According to Dmitry Medvedev, the United Russia program consists of two parts: “ Human well-being & # 39; & # 39; and “strong Russia.” The first includes raising citizens' incomes, creating new jobs, measures to support & nbsp; health care, regional development, education. As the party leader noted, the program includes a section on ecology for the first time. At the same time, the program separately lists the interactions with civil society institutions, public organizations, volunteers and youth associations.

“ Russia is undoubtedly a welfare state. Countries where equal opportunities are created for people in any area. Where everyone has access to quality education and work, the paths to realizing their talent are open. The future of children and the full life of the older generation are guaranteed. This is the meaning of our entire social policy & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; The chairman of United Russia described this block of the program.

Second block & ndash; Strong Russia & ndash; it covers the themes of ensuring the country's stability and competitiveness, tackling regional inequalities, developing promising industries and rural areas.

During the discussion on the program, the representatives of the first five of the list of parties and the representatives of the regions talked about the part of the program that is particularly close due to their professional affiliation.

In particular, the chief physician of Kommunarka Hospital Denis Protsenko and his colleague from the “ Five & # 39; & # 39 ;, Ombudsman for Children's Rights Anna Kuznetsova, spoke about the creation of appropriate parts of the program. At the same time Denis Protsenko with the fact that the modernization of the health care system & ndash; this is one of the key themes of the United Russia program and its ultimate goal is & nbsp; & ndash; & nbsp; “ Restarting home medicine“ touched on two topics whose significance is clear: the development of a rehabilitation system for those who have recovered and the digitization of health care.

“ We need a serious rehabilitation system for patients who have gone through serious conditions. The pandemic has shown that we need to improve the epidemiological safety system & ndash; I'm talking about the plumbing. Digitization & ndash; it's a way to create a transparent healthcare system: from patient to doctor and executives & # 39 ;, & nbsp; & ndash; said Denis Protsenko, clarifying that the main goal of digitization is & ndash; to make home medicine comfortable for the patient.

Anna Kuznetsova spoke in detail about working with the provisions of the family support program, which was quite understandable after the president remarked in his speech that, in principle, a healthy family, birth and child rearing can normally be considered the country's national idea. As noted by the Chief Children's Ombudsman of the country, United Russia is taking over the solution of the relevant tasks. Among the new projects, she noted the creation of a system under which families should receive support measures in the “ single window“ mode. Plus party plans & ndash; legislative consolidation of the status of a large family, simplification for families with children under three years of age, procedure for repaying a mortgage with the help of parent capital, introduction of the institution of certified nannies.

One of the party's founders, included in the top five of its list in the election, Sergei Shoigu, closed the discussion on the program proposals. He told congress participants about the history of “ beautiful & # 39; & # 39; and the right programs, which many Russian parties have been able to accept over the decades, and reminded that the United Russia party has a different task – a ndash; not to surprise the program, but to implement it. This means that today, the most important thing for a party is not only the definition of goals, but also the strict control of the fulfillment of its plans and obligations.

“ Pre-election program & # 39; & # 39; & ndash; it sounds good. I would like to suggest holding a conference next year and evaluating the first year. But you have to win for that. It's important for people to see how we're able to achieve everything we've talked about & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; from this stage and many other stands. said Sergei Shoigu.

The plenary session of the Congress ended with a vote on the draft agenda. Simultaneously with the opening of the vote, Dmitry Medvedev proposed not only to adopt the prepared version, including the president's proposals, but also to continue the process of finalizing and supplementing the program in the post-election period in order to constantly ensure its relevance.


Name of the main organizer of the Crimean water blockade

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First Deputy Prime Minister of the Crimean Council Efim Fiks said that the main organizer of the water blockade of Crimea is a former interim deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Andriy Senchenko. He shared this information with journalists.

According to him, he is a direct executor of the blockade. Materials confirming his involvement in the organization of the water blockade were collected and sent to the committee of inquiry, said the first vice-chairman. A criminal case concerning ecology due to the water blockade in Crimea has already been initiated by the Russian Committee of Inquiry.

It is clarified that the damage caused by the blockade amounted to 1.5 trillion rubles. The information collected includes 12 people who are responsible for the water blockade of Crimea.

The deputy head of the regional parliament's working group for assessing the consequences of the blockade, the head of the Crimean State Legislation Committee Sergei Trofimov, said the organizers of the peninsula's water blockade found guilty by the court of environmental accident would not avoid liability because this crime has no restrictions.


Former US President Trump has said he will not allow explosions at Kabul airport


Former US President Donald Trump told Fox News that he did not prevent the explosions that took place at Kabul airport.

“If I were your president, such a tragedy would not have happened. “All Americans are mourning the families of the victims,” ​​he said.

Recall that the day before, the suicide bombers near the Kabul explosion drove off two explosions. Then four more explosions thundered in the city.

The capital of Afghanistan has been swept away by a wave of terrorist attacks. More than 100 civilians were killed and another 158 were injured. Among the victims are American soldiers: 12 sailors and a naval paramedic were killed. These losses were the first US combat loss since February 8, 2020. However, this number is not final and may increase in the near future, writes the directorate of TG-Channel 4.


The US will not refuse to withdraw troops from Afghanistan until August 31

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki “In the White House, he told reporters that despite the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, the United States is not abandoning its plans to withdraw troops from the country until August 31.

At the same time, she admitted that the US authorities admit that after a series of terrorist attacks in Kabul on August 26, during which 13 American soldiers were killed, the threat of further attacks still persists.

“The national security team reports ongoing threats. We are watching them closely … Military leaders on the ground are taking steps to protect US forces, & # 39; & # 39; Psaki said.