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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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Yuriy Dmitriev is a Chairman of the Karelian "Memorial", researcher of the history of Stalinist repression, one of the discoverers of places of mass executions in Sandarmokh, continues together with colleagues of the scientific and educational work, despite the fact that for the fourth year in detention. Of the falsehood of the accusations are convinced human rights defenders and other independent observers. "Please see the name the barbarians Brusilova, – he wrote in a recent letter. – Yes, and the process over the believers was a remarkable and interesting to our contemporaries". Barbara Brusilov was three times sentenced by the Soviet authorities that she, as a deeply religious man, strongly not taken, to the Supreme penalty – death. Always sought to...

Senior Students First state medical University named after I. M. Sechenov forced to undergo an extraordinary practice in clinics of Moscow, where they treat COVID-19. Write about this "Open media" and TV channel "Rain" with reference to the students. According to the order of Ministry of health, medical students can engage with infected people only with their consent and with the conclusion of the employment contract. But the administration is trying to force everyone to practice. All three describe the same situation. At the request of the student it can guide the work under the contract for the money in "dirty" area with patients COVID-19. In that case, if the student is not ready, in any case will be directed to practice in the hospital but in a "clean...

Pavel Durov has offered the investors with a plan of refund in case of loss trial in the United States in the case of a blockchain platform Telegram Open Network (TON). He is ready to return 72% of investments right now, or wait another year and get tokens or 110% of the invested. If until April 2021 trade cryptocurrency Gram will not be allowed in the United States on the basis of the blockchain platform, Durov has promised to pay investors a stock Telegram. This writes The Bell, citing a letter to entrepreneurs that got a few investors. One of the investors confirmed "Medusa" that he had received such a letter. If till 30 APR 2021 Telergram will get all the necessary permits will start the blockchain, then investors will receive Gram or other tokens in...

The Kremlin will not tolerate a single day of voting, scheduled for September 13. Authorities believe that the conduct of regional elections will allow the epidemiological situation, writes "Medusa" referring to the two close to the presidential administration source consultant, working for a candidate in one of the gubernatorial campaigns and a source in the leadership of one of created this year new parties. Voting on amendments to the Constitution may be rescheduled for the fall or December. At this time citizens will feel the economic recovery, confident in the Kremlin. In may and early June, with the initial stage of preparation of the elections is not needed for events and training camps, so nothing prevents to give her a start, says one of the...

Coronavirus crisis will bring great shifts in the global energy balance. According to The Bell, citing a report by the International energy Agency, conventional energy will fall and stagnation, and renewable energy growth. Energy demand for the year will fall to 6%, which is seven times more than in 2008 and amounts to a loss of market entire India, says IEA. The Agency sees "tremendous" reduction in demand for coal, oil and natural gas. "Given the sharp decline in demand for electricity are held only renewable sources," says Executive Director of the IEA, Fatih Birol. The biggest drop will be in developed countries – 9% in the US, 11% in the European Union for the year. Every month global isolation on the levels of the beginning of April, reduces global...

Drop in US production in the first three months of this year (first ten years) can be compared only with the figures at the peak of the financial crisis of 2008. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the reduction of GDP in the first quarter averaged about 5 percent. Economists say this suggests that the economy may be in recession. Federal reserve – the American Central Bank announced Wednesday the intention to keep lending rates near zero and willingness to do everything possible to support the us economy. Meanwhile, the market indexes on wall street in recent weeks almost continuously go up. Predict whether the markets early economic recovery? The real unemployment rate exceeded 20 per cent, the highest since 1934, the level statistics of the Ministry...

Over the past few weeks Vladimir Putin appealed to the Russians more often than ever. Critics who at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, accused the President that it is not seen and not heard, for a long time confounded. It is probable that such exits, the air began to weigh the head of state – in any case, his regular address to the nation on Tuesday aired with record late, and the commentators could not fail to note. Alexei Tsvetkov Long as they thawed him this time. Maxim Tikhonov God, Yes, he was even on TV not to be able to. Leonid Brezhnev in the last years of his life he could, and this one didn't. I know, it's every two weeks contact, especially in person, but still amazing sickness. Arkady Kaidanov Again to record. Can the signal be delayed...

The First major online-a meeting was held in Moscow on Tuesday evening (starting at 18 hours) under the slogan "For life". As noted by the organizers, the format of the online rally was as close as possible to the usual protest rallies. The participants could not only listen to the speakers, but through your photos with posters on the theme of the meeting - to participate in the meeting by sending your picture to the email address of the organizers. Many of the participants of the meeting expressed their disagreement with the proposed head of state amendments to the Constitution, talked about her experience of living under restrictions and isolation in connection with the epidemic of the coronavirus. The organizers of the "NO" campaign, demanding to abolish...

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in his interview to Radio Liberty confirmed information that about three weeks ago, came accredited to the Russian Embassy diplomat, who met colleagues at the airport. This information was published recently by the Czech magazine Respekt, which wrote, citing an unnamed source that had entered the country, the diplomat would be the poison ricin. How could become aware of the presence in Luggage of ricin, remains unclear. After that, the state guard received three Czech politics, which, as suggested in the Czech counterintelligence, might try to poison. Among them – the mayor of Prague, zdeněk Grib. Press Secretary of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov has suggested that the message about the ricin imported "like...

Residents of St. Petersburg were allowed to go to the villas for the may holidays, but was forbidden to stop along the way. This follows from the clarification of administration of St.-Petersburg. During the trip to the dacha in the Leningrad region it is necessary to have at itself the passport and the document confirming the right of ownership of the garden area, a cottage or a rental agreement. Residents of St. Petersburg on private vehicles will have to follow the route to the garden plot or garden without stopping on the territory of the settlements of the Leningrad region. All necessary purchases should be done in advance in shops on the territory of St. Petersburg. In the country it is necessary to minimize contacts with their neighbors, and to leave...

The activities of the three companies controlled by the Chinese authorities may be prohibited in the United States. With such a warning made by the Federal Commission on communications. We are talking about companies of China Telecom Americas China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks Corp. and their joint venture ComNet. The head of the Federal communications Commission, Ajit Pai expressed concerns about the security of communication networks of the United States. According to "Voice of America", the U.S. Department of justice recently urged the Federal communications Commission to deny China Telecom operate in the USA. Last year, the U.S. government refused to issue a license to operate in the United States, another state company of China – China Mobile.

In the last days I spoke with several EU officials and representatives of the States members of the organization about what will become of Europe after the coronavirus. Although guesswork is not the most perfect science, I still note some trends, according to which the EU can develop after the epidemic. There are a few points which all more or less agree: Yes, the situation seems pessimistic, but at some point the EU will overcome the crisis of healthcare. The vaccine eventually will be invented, and coronavirus will be finished. Some time restrictions will remain necessary, they can even strengthen again, if you withdraw too early, but, rather, the way out is the medical. The key point meanwhile is in response to the question of how Europe will respond to...

Restrictions related to the pandemic coronavirus, greatly complicated the lives of many Russians. Participants in the renovation program in Moscow is no exception. Due to a special regime of work of the courts people can't protect their rights immediately – you must wait for the quarantine, but not everyone has the opportunity to wait without serious loss. Waiting for the bailiffs Muscovite Olga Karataeva and her family for almost a month live in anticipation of a forced eviction from the apartment. 27 Mar Nikulinskiy district court drew the eviction of a family to immediate execution if they did not move to the new house under the program of renovation themselves, they will be evicted by force. Now Olga, suffering from asthma, her daughter and two teenage...

"True friends are learned in trouble." Stickers with the inscription in Chinese and Italian decorated the containers with masks, respirators and other protective equipment that arrived in March and early April, from China to Italy. By the time the Chinese authorities announced the decline of the epidemic coronavirus infection in their country, while in Italian cities from COVID-19 still die every day hundreds of people. China after Russia is using the pandemic to promote their interests and influence in Europe. How successful was it? "China is trying to create an image of a responsible power that is willing to help others in this difficult time. And thereby get rid of the reputation of the country, whence came the pandemic. The Chinese Embassy in Rome has...

There is a legend saying that when the Titanic was sinking, the men on deck passed the first to the lifeboats women and children. The legend is not in the sense that it wasn't true, but just because now come check, we have only scattered evidence of eyewitnesses, and who certainly was not there, so that impartial observers with counters in hand. However, I am inclined to believe at least in part, because, first, the education at that time was inclined to such behavior, and because people, in principle, are sometimes able to be selfless behavior. Today's popular feminist objection is not applicable here: it is not about gallant passing forward in the doors, and about saving lives is obviously the weakest. Since many of the passengers traveled with their...