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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is a private, non-profit information service funded by the U.S. Congress, broadcasting to the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East and Russia.

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Pandemic of the novel coronavirus in the region of the greater Middle East hit hardest by Iran, although his government is trying to hide it. Now Tehran and President Hassan Rouhani are trying to avoid disaster and save the economy, a very weakened even before COVID-19 – due to many years of mismanagement and funding military adventurism and terrorist movements outside the borders of Iran. However, despite all experience troubles and difficulties, to change its foreign policy of Iran, obviously, not intended. And now one of the main directions of expansion is once again becoming Venezuela. The press Secretary of the government of Iran, Ali Rabia, recently acknowledged that due to COVID-19 crisis more than seven million Iranians have lost work or had been...

"Fake" and "fraud" called Russian diplomats graph of trust to Vladimir Putin that the U.S. Agency Bloomberg actually copied from the main website of the sociological service of the Russian Federation - to the polls. The Russian Embassy in the US is not like the figure of trust in Putin 27 percent. They require a different 67%. The state Duma called "on the carpet" the head of the Russian branch of Bloomberg. Where the legs grow from this panic attack? Handle analyst of the Carnegie endowment Andrei Kolesnikov and sociologists Valery Fedorov (VCIOM Director) and Denis Volkov (Deputy head of the Levada center).

In many regions of the world the beginning of spring 2020 was abnormally warm. Following a severe pandemic, according to some projections, could come drought, hurricanes, abnormally hot summer. Global reduction in production associated with the spread COVID-19, led to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 17 percent, but the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is not simply fell, and continues to grow – do not expect that the pandemic will be significant positive climate effect. About what kind of weather can we expect this summer why in some places global warming turns cold and what will be the climatic effects of the pandemic Radio Liberty talked to a leading Russian expert in climate modelling, the Deputy Director of the Institute of...

Headliners one hundred fifty-seventh edition of "Music for Freedom" – a singer of popular songs from different African countries. Rock critic Artemy Troitsky explores local traditions of world music that are easily transferred to European and North American soil. In terms of economy and social development situation in Africa, frankly, not so hot. But there are at least three areas where business on the continent, things are not so bad: tourism, sports and music. On the popular resorts on the African, North and South, on Safari in East and football with athletics, I will not speak, but about music – and across the continent – will tell you with pleasure. With African music somehow always happened that the focus of attention of the European and world...

The Main task of the information-analytical website Siberia.The realities of the regional project of Radio Liberty, honest, balanced, impartial, accurate story of the daily life of the most important territories of the Russian Federation, filling the gap of information about Siberia, the analysis of socio-economic processes occurring in this rich, it seems to have been developed, but is largely still unknown in the European part of Russia region. The most interesting reports and comments of Siberia.Realities read on the pages of the website Radio Liberty. Many countries and international organizations seek to cope with the devastating effects of norovirus for the economy and society, and, naturally, high hopes for China and its investments. But the pandemic...

Transfusion of blood plasma from people who recovered from coronavirus infection is one of the most effective treatments COVID-19 in the absence of the vaccine. So according to the Metropolitan clinical Committee COVID-19. Moscow authorities are trying to attract people to donate blood plasma, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on payments to donors. Meanwhile, on 14 April in the town of Yelets was eliminated blood transfusion station, which served not only the city itself, but also the surrounding areas. Former employees and donors to defend their rights in court. The story of the closure of the Yelets branch GUZ "Lipetsk regional blood transfusion station" began last autumn. On the website change.org petition the Honourable donor of Russia...

May 12 announced the completion of mode-working days, and, while talking about the end of the pandemic, obviously still quite early, we can try to understand what the Russian authorities and society have learned over this period. Perhaps the to analyze it in relation to the whole of government and whole of society – a task too ambitious, however, it is possible to consider one very important and significant segment of the court. This is especially appropriate because the courts in Russia have already resumed normal operation. If ordinary concerned citizens in the period of "high alert" helped doctors, collecting money for them for personal protection, and elderly and homeless people bought hot Lunches, the courts had to consider only urgent matters – for...

The state Duma passed in the key second reading a bill that gives tenants the right to terminate the lease if the landlord refuses to reduce the rent. But at the last moment there is a very important provision that this right will be granted only to enterprises of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), says The Bell. "The right to termination of contracts will not receive all tenants who have decreased income, but only small and medium-sized businesses, operating in sectors of the Russian economy most affected by the coronavirus," – said on the website of the state Duma. In the version of the bill recommended by the Committee on budget and taxes for adoption in the second reading speech that the right to ask the landlord about the discount and to terminate...

Almost exactly one year after the inauguration session of the Verkhovna Rada, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky invited journalists to a press conference in the Mariinsky Palace – the ceremonial residence of the President in Kiev. The rating Zelensky remains extremely high and, a year after the election. He is trusted by 57 percent of the citizens of the country, and if the vote were held tomorrow, my vote for Zelensky would give 75 percent of voters. The conversation of the President of Ukraine with journalists was organized on the lawn near the Mariinsky Palace. Despite the short spring rain, Vladimir Zelensky did not stop communication and allowed everyone to ask questions. He was sitting on a small hill on the background of the party logo "servant...

The Petition for the dismantling of the monument to Soviet General Nikolai Vatutin scored 10 thousand votes, and now the Kyiv city Council, according to the law, obliged to consider it. The author of the petition – Vadim Pozdnyakov, the leader of the Kharkiv organization "Decommunization. Ukraine", which keeps records and the chronology of the process of freeing the country from the monuments of the Soviet past. Pozdnyakov offers to rebury the remains of a military commander at one of the cemeteries of Kiev, and his statue of Kyiv's Mariinsky Park to clean up. Vatutin was buried in the Park after the death in hospital in April 1944. 42-year-old army General died from wounds received in a shootout with soldiers of the Ukrainian insurgent army. Then he...

From may 18 to June 24, 1928, in the hall of columns in Moscow was heard the Shakhty case. It was one of the first demonstration of the political process, by the Communist regime. The investigators of the NKVD by Soviet Newspapers "found" guilty in the economic crisis – engineers of the old school. Was convicted 53 people, among them three German citizen. Five convicted, according to the newspaper "Pravda", were shot, the rest sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. This process received its name from the town of Shakhty in the Rostov region, where in the summer of 1927 began the arrests, which continued in Rostov-on-don, Kharkov, Moscow. Those arrested were brought to court in Moscow to organize a show trial, the first in the history of the USSR. He...

In Russia per day revealed 9263 infected with coronavirus, the statistics of the operational headquarters for the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection. The total number of cases since the beginning of the outbreak approached 300 thousand and amounted to 299 941. The fourth day in a row, according to official statistics, revealed less than ten thousand infected. The number of deaths from the coronavirus in a day, according to official data, amounted to 115, an all-time — 2837. Recovered per day 5921 people, but only 76 130. 43 percent of new patients, no clinical manifestations of the disease. By the total number of infected Moscow leads the it infected since the beginning of the infection 149 607 people. After the Moscow oblast, 29 188. For it...

What happens in "a separate civilization" in the midst of the epidemic? What will happen with the world economy in the process of gradual easing of isolation? Were you able to obtain from the government substantial aid to the population? What are the political plans of the Kremlin? Discuss the leader of the people's freedom Party, former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, a military analyst Alexander Goltz, doctor of medical Sciences, Professor of the HSE Vasily Vlasov. He hosts the program "Face-to event" Mikhail Sokolov. Video and text: https://www.svoboda.org/a/30618246.html

"She's a real mother, but the circumstances were thus: either the child will die in her arms, or she will be forced to give it away," – says the lawyer Alexander Timoshenko. He defends in court a 30-year-old native of Uzbekistan Karimov Martunashen. In February she left her baby near the metro station "Victory Park" in Moscow, because they could not contain it. A woman is in jail, she faces up to 15 years in prison for the attempted murder of a minor. Mattoniho Karimov arrived in Russia in March 2019. In Uzbekistan, she received higher education prior to departure lived with her parents. According to the lawyer Alexander Timoshenko, the father Karimova was a tyrant, he was beating the mother. In the end, she became seriously ill. To earn money and help his...

In Europe, began the phased lifting of the quarantine. Open schools, shops, hairdressers. In some countries begin to open museums and theaters, but subject to the necessary sanitary measures and the presence in the hall no more than 100 spectators. A former cultural life will return soon. The UK authorities have declared that will allow to conduct sports and cultural events from June, but without the audience and their television broadcast. The representatives of the theater has already warned that holding performances in conditions where the audience will have to keep a distance, to be unprofitable. British actor and writer Stephen fry said that British theatres "it is truly dark times". He expressed concern that theatres are unlikely to open before 2021...