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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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Investigative group is Bellingcat claims that the second suspect in the poisoning of a double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury in March of this year, identified by the British police as an agent of the GRU "Alexander Petrov" is a military doctor and officer in the Russian military intelligence Alexander Mishkin. In the investigation Bellingcat and The Insider, says that Mishkin was born in 1979 in Arkhangelsk region, was educated at the medical Academy and later began working in military intelligence, in the early 2010s, he actively visited Ukraine, and in 2014 received the title of Hero of Russia (as Anatoly Chapiha, another suspect in the attempted Skripal, which was identified earlier). Investigators refer to the...

Vladimir Putin proposed to partially mitigate the punishment under article "inciting hatred or enmity". The bill he introduced in the State Duma on Wednesday. Putin proposes not to apply criminal penalties for 282 th article if the act was committed once and does not pose a threat to the security of the state. According to the President of the Russian Federation, not in all cases, the use of 282-th article reasonably. However, repeated violation of the law during the year will be subject to criminal liability. The amendments may be considered at the next meeting of the Council of the state Duma on 8 October, and the package of draft laws can be adopted before the end of the autumn session of Parliament. In August of this year in Barnaul was initiated four...

Czechoslovak President Benes was awakened about two o'clock. The chief of staff reported that the ambassadors of Britain and France, Lord Newton and de Lacroix, require that the head of state immediately accepted them. He barely brought myself up and went to his office, as the diplomats appeared. They came to announce that London and Paris are advised to take Germany's demands to give her an edge region of the Czechoslovak Republic. On joint military operations cannot be considered. "But we have a Treaty of Alliance that says you have to help us!" – Benes turned to the French Ambassador. "I know. But times have changed, monsieur le Président", – quietly but firmly he replied. So, according to the memoirs of Edvard Benes, and a stenographic record, was the...

Many Russians confidently proud of the fact that Russia today – the guardian of peace, protector of the people and fighter against terrorism. The most glaring example is Syria. If not for Russian bombs and missiles, who knows what would have happened to the "legally elected" President al-Assad of Syria? With Syrian oil. The Syrian opposition, ISIS, Iranians, Kurds... it is Clear that there are, there are people who say: the Syrian story is not only a fight against terrorists. And not so much the struggle with terrorists, as an ordinary civil war, what was and will be there a lot. And in this civil war in a foreign country, Russia was on the side of one of the parties (pardon the tautology). To force all sorts of different interests. Perhaps of interest is...

The Ministry of industry and trade proposes to expand the list of medical products and devices of foreign manufacture, the importation of which for state and municipal needs will, in fact, prohibited. In the draft resolution of the government States that domestic counterparts should be replaced by "medical beds functional, concentrates for hemodialysis, tonometers for measuring intraocular pressure, air sterilizers, ventilators, thermostats dry air and torinoko". Most of the doctors and patients concerned about the prospect of losing high-quality ventilators. Now the list of medical devices that are in the budget money can only be purchased in Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, more than 100 positions. Among other things, the prohibition referred to...

Former Director and now scientific Director of the Institute of scientific information on social Sciences (INION) academician Yuri Pivovarov through social networks addressed to colleagues with the appeal in any case not to leave the building of the Institute even at the time of repair. "Otherwise we'll never be back. It is better to suffer. Let the repairs done with us," he wrote. Not for the first time the Institute urged to leave the premises where the unit of the Institute settled after the fire of 2015 in their own building on Nakhimovsky Prospekt. Another threat came in August, when the meeting in the Ministry of science and higher education decided that the necessary next move. Say, can no longer employees of the Institute to work in the dilapidated...

The "Jewish question" became topical in the UK for the first time in many years. Certainly since the Second world war not flashed so often in the headlines the word "anti-Semitism". The prosecution put forward against the main opposition party in the country – the labour party, or rather, their current leaders. Some observers believe the case could reach the split in the party means, and all the centuries-old British political system may be threatened. Jewish organizations have noticed that the left wing of the party criticism of Israeli policy increasingly turns into outright racism. The number began to evolve into after the election of the leader of labour's Jeremy Corbin and joining the party of hundreds of thousands of his supporters from the far left...

Staff of the Russian Museum asked the Prosecutor in connection with the plans for the reconstruction of the courtyard of the Mikhailovsky Palace and the temporary relocation of many departments of the Museum. Museum curators believe that the construction of a new glass roof and the Elevator will only spoil the architectural ensemble of the authorship of Carlo Rossi, and urgent transfer of entire Museum walls, foundations and vaults can damage precious exhibits. The situation with the intention of the leadership of the Russian Museum to block one of the inner courtyards of the Mikhailovsky Palace continues to evolve. 96 employees of the Museum, wrote to the Director Vladimir Gusev a letter of protest against plans to close the yard glass roof and build a...

"They doing this to us only because we allow it to them". Slogan interesting is not what it says, the representative of the Russian opposition, and the fact that the representative is clearly counting on the popularity of such a slogan. The representative says these words, urging people to go to the square and say: "do Not allow!" These words did not say Milyukov and Berdyaev, Plekhanov and Kropotkin, Sugars and Novodvorskaya. Because it's not true. Exactly for the same reason people don't come to the area and who's out, not out of a desire "not to allow". Slavery is not "allowed." Slaves win. When the sword when hunger. Never words. Agitation and propaganda come across a hard limit, which puts a person's love for freedom. There is a qualitative difference...

The Workers who built the stadium for the FIFA world Cup in Nizhny Novgorod, reported that the contractor had owed them about 50 million rubles. According to builders, the company "ASP" has not paid their salaries for four months. Guide ASP says now that the firm has no funds because they did not list the General contractor JSC "Stroytransgaz". In a situation yet are unable to understand either the Investigative Committee or the Prosecutor's office nor the administration of the President of Russia addressed to the deceived workers. About one hundred former employees of the ASP, the money is still not received. In the arena, Nizhniy Novgorod, round which scandal inflames, played six world Cup matches, including the game of one-eighth finals between Croatia...

The wonderful time in Washington! The President of the United States continues to assert that the history of Russian interference in the elections – an invention of the Democrats, and his subordinates are satisfied with the White house press briefing to warn the Americans that the threat of intervention was, and remains, real. The impression is that officials responsible for national security, heeded the wise advice of Bulgakov's hero: "On the Sivtsev Vrazhek don't mind!" All of the aphorisms of the President on the Russian theme would make a nice piece of absurdity. For example, grasping a deliberately provocative phrase my lawyer Rudy Giuliani, "I flipped through the Federal criminal code and found no such offence as conspiracy", Donald trump wrote on...

Government bill raising the retirement age in Russia, on Thursday passed the first reading in the State Duma. At the meeting, the representative of "United Russia" said that the ruling party will support pension reform. The intention to vote against raising the retirement age reported in the Communist party, Fair Russia and the LDPR. In the end, the bill was supported by only "United Russia", which has a parliamentary majority. For the resolution voted by 327 deputies, against – 102 . The Russian government has proposed to raise the age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. Pension reform has already sparked protests in dozens of Russian cities. The building of the state Duma have passed the pickets with the requirement not to pass the...

The Israeli Parliament adopted the law "On the Jewish character of the state", officially defining the country as "the national homeland of the Jewish people." The law says that "the implementation of the right to national self-determination in Israel is unique only to the Jewish people," has caused hot debate within Israeli society and outside it. The draft of this legislation, the first such since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, appeared in 2011, but opponents of the law in Parliament still managed to slow down its adoption. A new bill proposed by MPs from the ruling right-wing party Likud, was supported by the government of Israel in 2014. As reported on the website of the Knesset, on the morning of July 19, 62 deputies voted in favour, 55...

The Foundation protection of the health and social justice named after Andrey Rylkov prosecuted according to the law "on undesirable organizations", filed a complaint with the European court of human rights. This was reported in the lawyers ' club NCO. "This is the first complaint to the ECHR from the non-profit organization by the law on undesirable organizations, - said the head of the legal service Max Olenichev representing the interests of the Fund rylkova. In the complaint, as he explained, stated that the law on "undesirable organizations does not meet the quality requirements of the law in terms of predictability of its application, and inhibits the Foundation's right to freedom of expression, the dissemination of progressive information and is a...

From 1 July in Russia formally came into force this part of the standard so-called "law of Spring", according to which the operators must keep correspondence and conversations of subscribers. But to meet these requirements legally impossible today: the market is not yet certified equipment. Illiterate preparing to implement the law put the operators in an awkward position: buy certified equipment, and receive a fine for his absence. To begin implementation of the "law of Spring", mobile operators had to install additional equipment to the existing SORM (system of operative-investigative activities). SORM was created in the late 80-ies and since then, there have been several variations of the system: SORM-1 lets you listen to phone conversations, SORM-2 is...