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In Moscow was filled with sand and covered wooden deck flower garden in front of the main building of Moscow state University. Here in the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea on March 18, the authorities plan to hold a "Spring festival" (originally called "swallow's nest") . Environmentalists and local residents fear for the safety of the flower garden created on the Sparrow hills for more than 60 years ago. Informed against holding the festival at the Moscow state University were made by the participants of the initiative group and students living in the dormitory of the main building.
March 12, Russia celebrates the professional holiday of workers of the penal system. Monthly promotion "Witnesses of the Constitution" was held today in front of the "Crosses" – detention facility №1 UFSIN across Petersburg and Leningrad region, the oldest political "solitary" of the prison. The participants were read the articles of the basic law in wooden stocks, which symbolized the state of civil liberties in Russia.
Played the first matches of 1/8 finals of UEFA Europa League. The results reported by UEFA's official website. "Rostov" in his field played a draw with "Manchester United" 1:1. "Krasnodar" lost "Celta" 1:2. The remaining matches of 1/8 finals of the Europa League ended like this: APOEL – Anderlecht 0:1 "Schalke 04" – "Borussia" M 1:1 Lyon – Roma 4:2 Olympiacos – Besiktas 1:1 Gent – Genk 2:5 "Copenhagen" – Ajax 2:1
Ministry of defense accused Russia of deploying cruise missiles, land-based, violates agreement on arms reduction. According to the Vice-Chairman of the Committee of chiefs of staffs of armed forces of the United States Paul Selva, Moscow's actions pose a risk to most locations in NATO Europe. What about the missiles, the commander said.
In St. Petersburg, near the arch of the General staff held a protest demanding the resignation of the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev. The people's Assembly was organized by the youth democratic movement "Spring". At the same time on Nevsky Prospekt, people were standing in single pickets. The occasion was the investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption about the control scheme of a multi-billion dollar as Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. The action was attended by more than 50 people, five were arrested.
The Lefortovo court of Moscow extended for 2 months the arrest of Vladimir Anikeev, the alleged leader of the group of hackers "Anonymous international", also known as "Humpty Dumpty". The hearing was held behind closed doors at the request of the prosecution: the investigator relied on existing case secret information. Anikeev is accused of illegal access to computer information, committed by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion. Group "Humpty Dumpty" became known after the publication of the correspondence of senior officials and heads of large companies. It is also associated with hacking Twitter and mail Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
Meeting in memory of Boris Nemtsov in the field of Mars was coordinated with the city authorities, the procession from the metro station "Gorky" through Trinity bridge by tradition passed without agreement, that is, without posters and political symbolism. In the hands of members – only portraits of Boris Nemtsov. According to one of the organizers, member of the Council of the movement "Open Russia" in St. Petersburg Vadim Sukhodolsky, important for the democratic community of the city – to show that she remembers Nemtsov. Sukhodolsky considers the murder of one of the most prominent politicians of the new Russia, one of the leaders of the Russian opposition zero and ten years of the terrorist attack to intimidate the opposition and the active part of the...
Defender of the Fatherland Day at the arch of the General staff in St. Petersburg were presented with a new kind of troops: "the LGBT task force", named after his invented speaker of the legislative Assembly Makarov. A dozen LGBT activists took an oath to protect the interests of the LGBT community and to keep the spirit of the LGBT brotherhood. Been demonstrated special techniques: neutralization Milonov hug, straightening braces, and others. The performance was involved pedestrians who were shooting toy guns.
Donetsk Residents came out today to protest to the city headquarters of the OSCE mission. The protesters accused the peacekeepers of inaction. They chanted the slogan "Stop the war!". According to protesters, observers nne tell the world about what is really going on in the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic. OSCE representatives went to the crowd and tried to explain the objectives of the mission in Donetsk. A member of the OSCE mission Olga Skribnovska urged parties to the conflict to cease fire and reminded that the observers are in the region with a civilian mission, no weapons, and are unable to stop the bloodshed. The intensification of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in late January. In the area of Avdeevka, near Donetsk, were recorded in...
Russian hockey team beat the Czech Republic in the match of the Swedish games with the score 4:2. The team of Oleg Znarka won all three matches, scored 9 points and became the winner of the Swedish stage of the Eurotour, but also the whole tournament. Earlier, the Russians won the Karjala Cup, and the Cup of the First channel. In the overall standings of the Eurotour, Russia 24 points, while closest rivals – team of Czech Republic – 12. The last tournament in the current season will be held in April in the Czech Republic.
In St. Petersburg hosted a rally against the transfer of the Museum building St Isaac's Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church. It started as a meeting of deputies of Legislative Assembly Boris Vishnevsky and Maxim Reznik with voters, who then surrounded the Cathedral live ring. The action was attended by over a thousand people.
On Wednesday, a Federal appeals court has refused to reinstate the decree of the President of trump on a three-month ban on entry to USA citizens of seven countries, where the majority of the population is Muslim. The court decided that the ban should not come into force until, until the court decides regarding the constitutionality of this decision of the President.
Participants of the all-Russian movement of currency borrowers (VDVZ) eve did not wait for a meeting with representatives of the government in the White house. More than 40 people remained in the government reception for the night. On the morning of 9 February reception is not resumed work due to "technical reasons" in the building turned off the water, turned off the air conditioning, and the police banned the protesters to convey water and food.
The UN security Council lifted sanctions against influential Afghan political figure-I-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of the Islamic party of Afghanistan. Thus, the ability to return to Afghanistan. The decision, announced on 3 February, was a response to the request of the government of Afghanistan. In Kabul consider the possibility of a peace agreement with Hekmatyar and his party of Hezb-e-Islami. The UN security Council, abolishing sanctions against Hekmatyar and his party struck out the leader of the Islamic party from a list of persons associated with extremist groups. This means unfreezing of Bank accounts, lifting of the ban on travel abroad and the lifting of the ban on arms deals. Some human rights organizations criticized the peace agreement...
In Moscow on January 14, civil activists held a rally in support of political prisoners, in particular, for the release of Ildar Dading, and also with the requirement to agree on a "Crisis meeting". The portal "OVD-info" reports that shortly after the start of the picket, the police detained more than 40 people. The event was coordinated with the city authorities. Among the detained activists mark Halperin, Alexander Makarov, and the Chairman of Fund of assistance to protection of the environment "Save Kuskovo" Vladimir Zalesak. He tweeted that taken in a paddy wagon, the woman became ill. She called the ambulance. According to eyewitnesses, the detention took place with the use of force. The activists were taken to OVD Basmanny district. Ildar Dading was...