Why are there no fences in the USA like in Russia?

Weekly “Arguments and Facts” No. 01-02. Why did Kazakhstan burst into flames? 12/01/2022

Relatives from the USA are surprised by our fences every time, because they don't build fences in front of their houses across the ocean. Why such a difference?

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“In our country, this is a consequence of the Soviet period of history, when everything in the countryside was so“ socialized ”that people really wanted to at least somehow isolate their personal space. This became especially evident when dacha associations, cooperatives, etc., appeared en masse, – Yury Shchegolkov, Director of the Foundation for the Development of Small Historical Towns, explained to AIF . – But sometimes they become the reason for a showdown between neighbors, when the sun blocks the fence for someone. So high fences are still not a tradition with us. Exception – monumental fences in the North Caucasus, where really  «my house– my fortress.

As for the States, Protestant traditions are strong there, where it is not customary to fence off other members of the community. Compare, for example, with Spain, where the majority are Catholics and there are fences. Plus, in the USA, a fence, even on your own land, must be coordinated with the local administration, add to this the considerable price of the fence itself. So it turns out that it is easier to do without it.

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“Vector” evaluated the survivability of “omicron” on various surfaces

Plot The spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”

Specialists of SSC “Vector” reported that the ability of the strain of coronavirus “omicron” to infection over time on various surfaces decreases, RIA Novosti reports.

It is reported that scientists conducted a series of experiments to determine the viability of the virus on metal, plastic, ceramic tiles and in distilled water. The experiments were carried out at relative air humidity (30—40%) and temperature (26—28 degrees)

"It has been established that the virus is most quickly inactivated on — a viable virus ceases to be detected in less than 24 hours,” “mdash; clarified in the center.

Earlier, WHO representative in Russia Melita Vujnovic said that the omicron variant of the coronavirus less dangerous than previous strains of this infection.

However, Vujnovic stressed that the coronavirus causes a very serious illness. She added that currently Russia is still at the peak of the epidemic, despite the reduced lethality of the Omicron strain.

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Snow, icy conditions and up to minus three degrees are expected in Moscow on Monday

Cloudy weather, snow, sleet and some snowstorms are expected in Moscow on Monday, January 17, the official website of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation.

According to meteorologists, during the day the air temperature in the capital will be one to three degrees below zero. On Tuesday night, temperatures in the city may drop to minus four.

In the Moscow region, it is expected to be from minus one to minus six degrees during the day. At night, the temperature in the region can drop to minus seven.

The wind is south and southwest with gusts of up to 17 meters per second. Atmospheric pressure will be 727 millimeters of mercury.

Due to strong winds and black ice, a yellow level of weather danger has been declared in the region.

Earlier, the head of the laboratory of the Hydrometeorological Center, Lyudmila Parshina, said that February in most regions the European part of Russia is expected to be warmer than usual.

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Vilfand: Russians should not count on Epiphany frosts

Epiphany frosts are not predicted in any region of the Russian Federation, the only exception will be the northern part of Chukotka, Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, told TASS.

The scientist also said that researchers doubt the very phenomenon of “Epiphany frosts”. Long-term observations do not confirm the “failure” temperatures during this period in any region of the country, explained Vilfand. According to him, this year on January 18-19, 80 percent of the country's territory, with the exception of the north of Chukotka, “will occupy a temperature class above the norm.”

The scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center emphasized that global warming does not affect these indicators – even before its discovery, specialists could not detect Epiphany frosts in any part of the country.

Earlier, the therapist told who should not engage in winter swimming. 

Meanwhile,  in Russia, it was admitted that citizens living in regions with permafrost can be relocated to more comfortable regions if living conditions deteriorate sharply there due to climate change. 

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In the LPR, they reported the shelling of the village of Molodyozhnoye by the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian security forces fired on the territory of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic, RIA Novosti writes with reference to the LPR representative office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime (JCCC).

In total during days, one violation of the ceasefire regime was recorded by the armed formations of Ukraine, the officer of the LPR representation in the JCCC noted. a grenade launcher and a heavy machine gun.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia is strongly opposed to a military solution to the Donbass problem, which, according to him, is “a road to nowhere.”

January 11, in the self-proclaimed DPR, they announced the shelling of the village by Ukrainian security forces. The representative office of the republic in the JCCC reported that the fire was from grenade launchers.

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What kind of prayer “for those obsessed with computer passion” was the ROC?

In 2021, the Synodal Liturgical Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church compiled a prayer chant “for those obsessed with computer passion.” This prayer service was sent for consideration by the Holy Synod, according to the official website of the Petrozavodsk and Karelian diocese.

Why did you make up such a prayer?

According to Vakhtang Kipshidze, head of the synodal department for relations between the Church, society and the media, gambling — this is a serious addiction that requires spiritual help.

“The problem of gambling addiction, that is, a painful addiction to computer games, is not denied by anyone. Everyone is well aware that the obsession with computer games as a negative phenomenon does not raise any doubts. Overcoming any addiction: drug, alcohol or any other that exists in today's society requires spiritual efforts. Including prayer support for those who consider themselves believers. And the presence of prayer for people with such an addiction is not superfluous at all, — Kipshidze told the Sekret Firmy publication.

What other liturgical texts were compiled in the Russian Orthodox Church?

In 2021, the Synodal Liturgical Commission edited and compiled 39 services and rites (a consistent combination of prayers, chants and actions, the totality of which makes up a specific divine service). In particular, she submitted several prayer songs for consideration by the Holy Synod: before starting her studies in institutions for adults, before passing exams, on the occasion of finding a job. The commission also compiled special prayers intended for use as part of a prayer of thanksgiving on the occasion of graduation from school, completion of studies at a higher educational institution, and a successful surgical operation.

What does the Synodal Liturgical Commission do?

The Synodal Liturgical Commission — is a collegiate body under the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, established in 1989. Its chairman is Metropolitan of Petrozavodsk and Karelian Konstantin. The tasks of the commission, in particular, include compiling new and editing existing liturgical texts and rites, as well as conducting an examination of such texts.


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Aquaponics. How to support an environmentally friendly method of agricultural production?

In recent years, the interest of agricultural producers in a high-tech method of co-cultivation of plants and fish has been growing. Stimulate its dissemination author of "20 Ideas for the Development of Russia" Dmitry Davydovoffers preferential tax treatment.

New — this is a well-forgotten old

Aquaponics today is commonly called an innovative technology that combines the best achievements of aquaculture (growing fish in artificial reservoirs) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in a special nutrient solution without soil). At the heart of — the use of fish waste processed by bacteria as food for plants. The latter, in turn, purify the water for the fish. Thus, a symbiosis of three natural elements and a closed production cycle are formed.

However, the joint cultivation of fish and plants has been practiced since time immemorial in the water trenches of Babylon, in the rice fields of Southeast Asia. It was also known to the Aztecs. But only in the 21st century did aquaponics become a high-tech branch of agriculture, especially popular where there is not enough water and not very fertile soil.

The aquaponic system includes a fish tank, a culture of nitrifying bacteria necessary to decompose ammonia into plant-available nitrates, a thermostatically controlled heater to maintain a constant temperature in the fish tank, an aerator or oxygenator to enrich the water with oxygen, equipment to adjust the pH level in water, a pump for supplying water to plants and, accordingly, fish with plants.

Modern aquaponic farms grow almost all types of greens, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, strawberries, legumes and even cut flowers. And from aquatic animals, preference is given to tilapia, trout, sturgeon, carp, eel, catfish, as well as freshwater crayfish, shrimps and mussels. 

There are clearly more advantages

The advantages of aquaponics compared to traditional agriculture are quite obvious to its supporters. Water consumption is reduced by 85-90%, and production per square meter is 8 times more.

There is no need to use artificial fertilizers for plants and hormones for fish, which makes the products environmentally friendly. And it is especially important for entrepreneurs to have year-round production in any climatic conditions.

In addition, aquaponic farms can be built near cities and rural settlements, providing quality products to any regions of Russia, even the most remote ones, while reducing logistics costs.


Well, the direct benefit for consumers lies in the delivery of fresh products in a short time and, accordingly, in a healthy diet.

It is fair to call this agribusiness science-intensive. To achieve success in it, you need to master the skills of a plant grower and fish farmer, a technologist and engineer, and an ecologist. Here, the quality control of the aquatic environment, its acid-base balance, temperature and electrical conductivity, as well as the competent selection of fish food and the timely removal of its residues, play an important role.

There are few risks in business. For example, this is a pump blockage or electrical equipment failure. In general, this is a promising business, as both foreign experience and the first domestic examples show. & nbsp;

The future belongs to the “green” technologies

Aquaponics farming is gaining momentum in Holland, Denmark, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand. But the top 10 world leaders include 8 companies from the United States, one each from Japan and Australia. They are engaged in the study of methods to improve efficiency in aquaponics, production and installation of equipment, consulting and training.

Due to the growing demand for quality food, the global market for aquaponics products is expected to grow rapidly. Its volume in 2025 will amount to 1.4 billion dollars. Will Russia occupy any niche in this market?

We recognize that in our country aquaponics as a direction of agriculture is just emerging. The first farms appeared in the mid-2010s in the Astrakhan region. Now a fairly large aqua farm is under construction in the Krasnodar Territory. At the same time, the number of enthusiasts using aquaponics in home gardens is growing.  

The introduction of preferential taxation will contribute to the scaling of this innovative direction in the agricultural sector of the economy. So, the author of the project “20 ideas for the development of Russia” Dmitry Davydov proposes to establish maximum tax incentives for companies that are engaged in research and development of aquaponics technology, production, installation and maintenance of equipment for aquaponic farms.

This will stimulate the dissemination of new knowledge and the development of environmentally friendly technology by domestic agricultural producers. The high demand for fresh organic vegetables, herbs and fish will quickly offset the cost of setting up aquaponic farms and provide sustainable profits for local producers in the future.

State support for aquaponics technologies will not only revive entrepreneurial activity in agriculture, but also make quality food more accessible to citizens. All this will have a positive impact on the environment and public health in the foreseeable future due to saving water and eliminating the use of chemicals in production.

Due to the growing global problem of hunger and access to quality food due to the COVID-19 pandemic The United Nations hosted the 2021 Food Systems Summit. One of the five strategic directions for tackling the food crisis was the development of environmentally friendly food production methods. The scientific group of the summit, studying this direction, recommended to pay special attention to the “green” technologies that use the effect of symbiosis and mutual biostimulation of species produced in terrestrial and aquatic resources. Scientists noted that such systems do not need chemical fertilizers, increase yields and have a much less environmental impact.

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Peskov appreciated the possibility of deploying Russian troops in Cuba and Venezuela

Peskov on the deployment of troops in Cuba: Russia is thinking about how to ensure its security Against the backdrop of “intensifying tensions,” Moscow is thinking about its security and is considering different scenarios, Peskov said. Previously, a Biden adviser promised that the US would “figure it out” if Russia deployed troops in Venezuela or Cuba

Russian Navy ship “Viktor Leonov”

The Kremlin is considering various scenarios for ensuring Russia's security, but Estonia's request to host NATO troops confirms the country's concerns. This was stated by the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.

“Of course, in the context of the current situation, Russia is thinking about how to ensure its own security, but to talk about specific scenarios <…>, we are also considering different scenarios,— noted the representative of the head of state, answering a question from journalists about the possibility of deploying Russia's military infrastructure in Latin America.

Peskov also indicated that we are talking about independent countries, which should not be forgotten.

“Request of Estonia— it is proof that our concerns are justified. And this is proof that we are not the cause of the escalation of tension, — Peskov added, noting the hope that the United States would formulate a written response to Russia's security guarantee proposals.

On January 13, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, in an interview with RTVI, answering a question about whether the possibility of deploying Russian military infrastructure in countries outside of Europe, such as Cuba or Venezuela, was considered: “I don’t want to confirm or exclude anything here either I won't. At the same time, he added, the decision depends on “the actions of American colleagues”, although Moscow does not want such a development of the situation.

In response, US presidential adviser Jake Sullivan promised that if Moscow acts in this direction, Washington will “resolutely sort it out” with the situation.

On the eve of The New York Times reported that the Russian delegation at the talks with the United States and NATO “hinted” the ability to move nuclear missiles closer to US borders. According to the publication, Russian diplomats admitted that the country could transfer “certain weapons systems to unspecified places” in case of failure to comply with the requirements for security guarantees. The newspaper emphasized that there was no talk of direct statements.

Negotiations between Russia and the United States over proposals for security guarantees that Moscow provided to Washington and NATO took place on January 11 in Geneva. According to the head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, the parties failed to agree on the key issue of NATO's non-expansion to the east. According to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russia put it right now, as the country has run out of patience: he recalled the words of President Vladimir Putin that the alliance is trying to “swing at the threshold of our house.”

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The EU did not receive a letter from Russia for the recognition of COVID-certificates

EU Ambassador: Russia must send letter for recognition of COVID certificates Russia has not sent a letter to the European Union asking for recognition of COVID certificates, said EU Ambassador Ederer. Brussels proposed to start the procedure of mutual recognition of documents last summer

In order for the EU to recognize Russian COVID-certificates, Russia needs to send a letter to the European Union with a request to recognize their equivalence. As of the beginning of this year, it had not been received, EU Ambassador Markus Ederer said at a press conference in Moscow on January 17.

“I can report that in October there was a technical online meeting between representatives of Russia and the EU on equivalence. It was a positive meeting, the experts discussed how to do it, Russia said that at the political level it is interested in achieving equivalence,— he reported on the state of negotiations, answering a question from RBC. However, so far, according to the ambassador, the situation has remained unchanged.

Mutual recognition of COVID certificates would allow vaccinated citizens of the EU and Russia to make mutual trips based on vaccination certificates obtained in their countries, without the need to provide additional documents and without Russian vaccines being officially approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Ederer explained earlier. . Brussels invited Moscow to start the process of mutual recognition in July last year. The EU now recognizes vaccination documents from 33 countries, including Armenia, Georgia, Israel, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.

On November 12, the European Commission reported that Russia had taken the first step and provided the EU with the documents needed to test the technical compatibility of the Russian and European vaccination control systems. After that, an application was to be submitted for the recognition of Russian certificates of vaccination against COVID-19 as equivalent to European ones.

In late November, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov indicated that the possible recognition of documents on a completed course of vaccination against infection is “technological process”, which consists of different tasks. He admitted that the mutual recognition of certificates could take place within “a certain number of months”.

The EU Ambassador commented on the EMA recognition of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. “The situation remains unchanged. Authorization work is ongoing, there were two inspections in the first half of last year, after which the EMAs requested additional documents, which, as far as I know, have not yet been received, — Ederer said at a press conference. According to him, the receipt of documents made new EMA inspections possible.

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Lukashenka revealed the details of the exercises with Russia “Allied determination”

Lukashenko: joint exercises with Russia will be held in February on the southern and western borders The joint maneuvers of Russia and Belarus will take place against the backdrop of “the ongoing militarization of European countries.” According to Lukashenko, the military will work out “opposition to the forces of the West – the Baltic states and Poland – and the south – Ukraine”

Russia and Belarus will hold joint military exercises in February, said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The video was published by the Pool of the First Telegram channel, close to the press service of the head of state.

The exact date of the maneuvers has not yet been set. “Determine, inform us so that we are not reproached that we have pulled some troops from the bay-floundering, we are almost going to fight,” — gave Lukashenka an order to the head of the Ministry of Defense of the country Viktor Khrenin.


“Today we see that we need to conduct solid exercises in this western and southern region, the “Belarusian balcony”, — Lukashenka said. According to him, he agreed on the need for such maneuvers with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December (negotiations between the heads of state took place at the end of the month in the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg).

Lukashenka added that the exercises “should not be purely Belarusian.” It is planned that the military will work out on them “a certain plan in the confrontation with these forces: the West (the Baltic states and Poland) and the south (Ukraine)”.

The maneuvers will be called “Allied Resolve”, said Pavel Muraveiko, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus, BelTA informs. According to him, the exercises, as well as an unscheduled check of the forces of the Union State, will be a reaction to “the ongoing militarization of European countries.” “Today, a resonant provocation continues, caused by the so-called migration crisis,” — he said, pointing to the build-up of the military contingent near the Belarusian borders.

From September 10 to 15, 2021, the Zapad-2021 exercises were held in Russia and Belarus. The maneuvers were organized at 14 military training grounds— nine Russian and five Belarusian, their goal was to test the level of combat readiness and the ability of the military command to ensure the security of the Union State.

In 2023, the joint Belarusian-Russian exercises “Shield of the Union” should also take place.

< p> In the autumn of last year, due to the migration crisis, the situation on the border of Belarus with the EU escalated. Columns of refugees (mainly from the countries of the Middle East) tried to break through from the Belarusian territory to the European Union. Against this background, in Poland and Lithuania they announced the need to pull additional army and police forces to the border. After several days of clashes and subsequent negotiations between Lukashenka and the German leadership, the migrants left the camps at the border.

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The Guardian learned about the “fierce negotiations” between Nazarbayev and Tokayev

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (left) and Nursultan Nazarbayev

Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is alive and conducting 'furious talks' with the incumbent head of state, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, about the redistribution of assets, a former Western official with connections in Kazakhstan told The Guardian. According to him, the struggle for power in the country continues.

“Negotiations [between Nazarbayev and Tokayev] continue”,— Yermukhamet Yertysbayev, a former adviser to the first president of Kazakhstan, told the publication. One of The Guardian's sources claims that the first president of Kazakhstan is now in China. But according to Yertysbayev, Nazarbayev is still in the country. “Obviously, the era of Nazarbayev is over,” — he added.

The material is being supplemented.

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Putin extended the term of office of special envoy for ecology Sergei Ivanov

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Sergei Ivanov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended until January 31, 2023, the deadline for the service of Special Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergey Ivanov. The order is posted on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Sergey Ivanov will turn 69 on January 31 this year. He has served as Special Presidential Envoy for the Environment, Environment and Transport since August 12, 2016.

Sergey Ivanov was born on January 31, 1953. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the Leningrad State University and the higher courses of the KGB of the USSR in Minsk. Ivanov served in the SVR and the FSB of Russia. In November 1999, he became Secretary of the Russian Security Council. In March 2001, he was appointed Minister of Defense. Also in different years he held the posts of Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, First Deputy Prime Minister. From 2011 to 2016, he was the head of the presidential administration.

In May last year, the president extended for a year the powers of the presidential representative in the North Caucasus Federal District, Yuri Chaika, who turned 70 years old.< /p>

In January 2021, Putin proposed abolishing the age limit for heads of federal services and agencies. A draft law was submitted to the State Duma that abolished age limits for civil officials appointed by the president. It was signed on March 24.

Now the age limit for being in the state civil service— 65 years old, for senior executives— 70 years old. The new law provides for the possibility of extending the term of civil service after such employees reach the age of 70 with their consent.

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The Guardian: Nazarbayev furiously shares assets with Tokayev

Since the worst unrest since independence broke out in Kazakhstan in early January, the republic's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been silent. 225 people died, but the leader of the nation, who for many years personified it, simply disappeared.

Some sources of the British edition of The Guardian reported that he was hiding somewhere on the shores of Lake Geneva. Others claim that he flew to Dubai, others that he is probably dead.

But, most likely, he is still in Kazakhstan.

“According to my latest information, Nazarbayev is leading fierce negotiations with Kassym-Jomart Tokayev over the redistribution of assets, businesses and bank accounts,” a well-connected Western government official in Kazakhstan told the publication.

Tokayev, once loyal to Nazarbayev, now intends to deprive his former benefactor and members of his family of power.

“The power struggle continues. There is no guarantee that everything will end peacefully,” a Western official said.

Former minister and adviser to Nazarbayev, Yermukhamet Yertysbayev, said his former boss is still in Kazakhstan.

“Negotiations are ongoing, but it is clear that the Nazarbayev era is over,” Yertysbayev said. He blamed the recent violence on “reactionary and conservative forces from the Nazarbayev clan.”

Tokayev has not yet publicly criticized the former leader of the republic, but there are real signs that the cult of personality is over. In particular, the statue of Nazarbayev was not restored on the pedestal, street signs with his name disappeared from the streets of Alma-Ata.

The local elite is in a hurry to declare their commitment to Tokayev. She hopes that the purges in the government will end with Nazarbayev's family members and his inner circle.

“Tokayev is a sane person and knows how important the image of the country is. He will act smoothly and carefully. He will not shoot from a machine gun, he will accurately shoot unwanted people from a sniper rifle, ”the source of the publication said.

In Kazakhstan, they are wondering if Nazarbayev will ever appear in public, whether Tokayev will completely renounce his predecessor, whether he will revive the cult of personality or just keep silent.

See also: 4 versions of Nursultan Nazarbayev's fate are named.

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Leonkov praised the idea of ​​deploying missiles near the US borders

“We have enough other effective means”

The Russian Federation may deploy its nuclear missiles off the coast of the United States. This is reported by the American newspaper The New York Times. The corresponding “hints”, according to the author of the article, were allegedly made by Russian diplomats during security talks in Geneva on January 10. Military expert debunks US fears.

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According to the American edition, Russian nuclear weapons can be thrown closer to the US coast. This flight time of missiles is up to five minutes, the text says. The author focuses on the fact that although there were no direct threats and official statements from the Russian representatives, in their “hints” reads exactly the same subtext. As journalists write, if such an event really happens, the world will face a repeat of the Caribbean crisis of 1962.  

Editor of the magazine “Arsenal of the Fatherland” Alexey Leonkov explained why it makes no sense for Russia to place missile launchers on the doorstep of a Western power.

— These are fantasies. Americans think in terms of past wars. Yes, in the early 60s this was possible, but now  from a military point of view we absolutely do not need it. During the Caribbean crisis, it was quite difficult to hit the positional area of ​​​​ballistic missiles. But now technology has gone far ahead, and the placement of missiles near & nbsp; The American coast is nothing but a waste of time and money for us. Need a complex infrastructure for  missile maintenance, security. All this requires large financial investments. There's no point. We all understand that in this case, the missiles will be in the first strike zone and will be destroyed in the first place. In this case, their effectiveness will not be very high, because, of course, reliable missile defense will be built against them.

— If you place radar and electronic intelligence points on the territory of Cuba, which will become components of the Russian missile attack warning system, — EWS, it will be a different matter. It is still possible to resume the call of our ships in Santiago de Cuba. There is just a deep-water port, which can enter the ships of the far sea zone, and if desired, even nuclear submarines. But first, Cuba needs to be raised in military-technical development, to supply them with modern air defense (air defense) systems so that it can defend itself against any aggression. Just like we did with Venezuela, supplying the complexes so that they could build a layered air defense system. That would make sense, in my opinion. The construction of radar stations can hardly be called some kind of aggression, it is not a weapon. And the entry of ships with a friendly visit — not a direct threat. But if we nevertheless supply missile systems, this is already a direct threat, and the Americans will gladly respond to it. The presence of such installations on the territory of Cuba, of course, immediately puts it at risk. Therefore, first it is necessary to create means of defense, to look at the reaction of partners. And only then put something. If you start immediately with the deployment of missile systems, this is fraught.

— If we are talking about missile systems, then, in my opinion, these can be coastal defense systems, because Cuba is washed by the water element on all sides, and the main threat to it should be expected from the sea. Consequently, they need to strengthen their air and coastal defenses. Such coastal missile systems as “Bal” and "Bastion" would be enough. 

"Ball" — Coastal missile system with Kh-35 anti-ship missile. GSI completed in 2004. Adopted by the Russian Navy in 2008.

«Bastion» — coastal missile system with anti-ship missile P-800 “Onyx”/”Yakhont”.

— “Zircons” we are not going to ship anywhere yet. Although those launchers of the Bastion complexes are also capable of launching Zircons. Let's just say – in perspective. We don't need missile launchers that could reach the United States, we have enough other effective means. And at the same time, we do not expose our partners and allies to a blow. On the contrary, it is necessary to make sure that this aggression is impossible. But at the same time, ensure  their national interests. 

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Poroshenko staged a show from returning to Ukraine and is preparing a “revolution”

They tried not to let the ex-president into the country by taking away his passport

On January 17, the fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, returned home from Poland to go to court directly from the airport. The leader of European Solidarity arranged his return to Kiev on a grand scale: on Sunday, a group of people's deputies of Ukraine and a solid landing of chief editors of the Kiev media went to Warsaw to meet Poroshenko.

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Already at night, Petro Poroshenko handed out the last interviews (they all came out promptly in the morning) and with all this company he fit into a regular regular flight of a Polish airline. Accordingly, there were an overabundance of landing streams, photos from the plane – the fifth president of Ukraine flew with his wife emphatically “like everyone else”, in economy class, but in full dress, in a snow-white shirt with a tie.

Meanwhile, preparations for the arrival were raging in Kiev. In the evening, telephone terrorists previously “mined” the three largest shopping centers in the Ukrainian capital and both airports – in Zhuliany and Boryspil. From all over the country, party organizations of “European Solidarity” organizedly collected people in pre-hired buses, their journey to Kiev was accompanied by minor provocations – in the Cherkasy region, the road was blocked by trucks, the transport was met with additional police checks, and the passengers of the bus from Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, did reporting from checks at every military checkpoint in the Donbass. But at the same time, the people arrived safely in Kiev anyway – the organizers talked about 25 thousand, Poroshenko – about 15. By eye, there were exactly five thousand people meeting with flags under the airport.

Having arranged a free show for Poroshenko to raise his rating, the Office of the President of Ukraine could not and still cannot decide on the measure of influence on the situation. There was no high-profile arrest of Poroshenko upon arrival. But there was a fight at passport control. During the scuffle, Poroshenko's passport was taken away, the investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation (State Bureau of Investigation – Ukrainian) were beaten on their sides and were not allowed to read the text of suspicion of high treason. The fight actually went on for time – Poroshenko had a trial ahead at 11:00, which had to be in time at all costs, so that the prosecutors would not have an excuse to demand a pre-trial detention center due to the absence of the accused in the dock.

At passport control, Poroshenko was simply not allowed to pass – with dozens of cameras, it was difficult, fun and scandalous. The border guard girl and her superiors couldn’t really explain anything about the essence of the delay, they simply didn’t put a stamp on Poroshenko’s arrival in Poroshenko’s passport, and nearby, through the crowd, DBR investigators tried to break through to the glass window. The plot was absurd and gave the first hilarious video of January 17th. In the end, one of the investigators broke into the “office” of the border guard under the cameras and simply took away Poroshenko’s passport. The whole crowd of people's deputies, journalists, film crews, surrounding Petro Poroshenko, immediately rushed further into the hall, dropping the unfortunate DBR investigator with papers along the way. For about 15 minutes, Petro Poroshenko was taken away by this brawl, but they couldn’t disrupt the rally either.

“There is gunpowder – we’ll give fire!” – such a new slogan of the new presidential campaign of Petro Poroshenko, thrown into the crowd by the organizers near the airport “Zhulyany”, sounded ridiculous, because due to discord it sometimes looked like: “There is gunpowder – we will give coal!!!” – it is for the purchase of coal in the mines on the territory of the LDNR that the ex-president of Ukraine is accused of treason.

What is happening is similar to the start of an early presidential campaign – shouting about the fifth president, who will soon become the “seventh”, was also launched into the crowd over and over again by the organizers.

Petro Poroshenko in his speech supported the heat and spoke about those who had already been crossed by the authorities “red lines”. From his point of view, the accusation of “high treason” is just too much.

The trial, as Poroshenko is being prevented, started in Kiev with a delay – sources from the Office of the President of Ukraine claimed the day before that the legal action would be dragged out as much as possible . A billion bail will be reduced to one hundred million hryvnias, and Petro Poroshenko will be sentenced to house arrest following the example of Viktor Medvedchuk.

Poroshenko has already demonstrated that he will actively attack the authorities on all fronts, trying to gather and build the backbone of a mass protest in case of more significant the mistakes of Volodymyr Zelensky and more weighty reasons for the people of Kiev to take to the squares – for example, rolling blackouts promised in February.

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In Kazakhstan, the Nazarbayev clan was radically cleansed

Tokayev dismissed the nephew of the first president, Samat Abish, from the KNB

The cleansing of the “vertical of power” from members of the Nazarbayev family and people associated with them continues in Kazakhstan. On Monday, Nazarbayev's nephew Samat Abish was fired from the post of deputy head of the KNB, and the husband of Nazarbayev's middle daughter Dinara Timur Kulibayev was removed from the post of head of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan. At the same time, residents of the ancestral village of Elbasy claim that the first president left for the UAE in early January.

Photo: BASE.

On Saturday, January 15, the husbands of two other daughters of Nazarbayev, Dariga and Aliya, suffered. “Secret” the husband of the first daughter, Kairat Sharipbaev, was dismissed from the post of head of KazTranGas; and QazaqGaz. Aliya's husband Dimash Dosanov was expelled from the leadership of KazTransOil.

At the same time, according to the Kyrgyz media, on January 6, Nursultan Nazarbayev's brother Bolat first left for Bishkek, and from there immediately flew to the UAE. It is noteworthy that the residents of Shamalgan, the native village of the Nazarbayevs, say that the Elbasy followed the same route, but on January 3, on the 2nd and 3rd, he was in his native village. True, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UAE denies this information, but the question is how sincere these statements are.

As for Samat Abish, they have been trying to expel him from the KNB since January 5. According to Kazakhstani media reports, it was then that he was fired for the first time, but then it turned out that Nazarbayev's nephew was still working, but now on vacation. But his immediate superior, the head of the KNB, Karim Massimov, was less fortunate — he was not only fired on January 5, but also accused of high treason and an attempt to seize power. Apparently, Masimov may become the main defendant in the case of a terrorist attack on Kazakhstan.

It is noteworthy that Abish is also suspected of participating in a coup d'état. Still, until recently, it was believed that in the next presidential election in 2023, Nazarbayev could bet on his nephew, and not on the incumbent president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. In addition, the Kazakh media pointed to Abish's brother Kairat Satybaldy, who is the religious leader of the Kazakh Salafis, and, as they believe, could form a terrorist underground out of them.

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Samat Abish. Photo: en.wikipedia.org

However, in the version with a coup d'état, behind which stood Nazarbayev himself or his relatives, there are still a lot of questions. Why did the Elbasy's family leave the country and not lead the protests? Why did the militants burn and not seize the authorities in Alma-Ata? Why did the rioters shout “Old man, go away!” and his family? Why didn’t the KNB, whose leadership, under this version, was involved in organizing the coup d’etat, take an active part in the events of January 5-6 in Alma-Ata and Nur-Sultan?

However, even if Nazarbayev was not a participant in the conspiracy, it is still unclear why he avoids communication with the media and his people, although he still bears the title of Elbasy — leader of the nation.

The cult of Nazarbayev's face: the museum of the first president of Kazakhstan turned out to be luxurious

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Named the future of Poroshenko after the trial

The ex-president of Ukraine faces house arrest or detention

The Pechersk Court of Kiev continues a meeting on choosing a preventive measure for the fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, who is accused of treason. The ex-president returned to Kiev from Poland on the morning of January 17 to appear in person before the judges. Thousands of supporters met Poroshenko at the airport…

Photo: AP

Petro Poroshenko is accused of high treason and aiding terrorism due to the fact that in 2014-2015 he bought coal from the self-proclaimed DNR and LNR. The ex-president does not deny the fact of the deal, but emphasizes that the decision was forced. According to him, otherwise Ukraine would simply freeze.

There was a circus at the airport. At first, at passport control, the border guard did not want to give Poroshenko his passport. Then an investigator appeared who tried to shout down the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada who had gathered around the ex-president. The investigator ordered the border guard to hand over his passport, and a stampede began with the participation of politicians and journalists. Some people fell, and Poroshenko took advantage of the turmoil to jump out the door and disappear into the crowd. When he appeared in the Pechersk Court, he stated that he did it voluntarily, because he learned from the media about the criminal case against himself.

About how the trial could end for the former Ukrainian president, MK spoke with the director of the Ukrainian Institute of Politics Ruslan Bortnyk.

— What we are seeing today — This is a consideration of a measure of restraint, but not a consideration of the case on the merits. I think Poroshenko can get some restrictions in the form of house arrest or even detention. If they limit themselves to house arrest, this will allow Poroshenko to be isolated from managing his political, economic, informational assets and create a serious crisis for his legal team. Despite the fact that the case is simple and its plot is clear, hundreds of persons are involved in it, hundreds of expertise are needed, therefore, I think that it will stretch at least until the next presidential elections in Ukraine.

— Indeed, dozens of cases have been initiated against Poroshenko, where he appears in one form or another. Moreover, a year and a half ago, he was already handed suspicions in the case of the appointment of the first deputy head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Semochko.

But the current case is the most toxic for Poroshenko in terms of the perception of the electorate. First, it ties him together with Medvedchuk and actually accuses Poroshenko of trading on blood. That is, while Ukrainian servicemen were dying at the Debaltseve airport, he was engaged in trade and financed the so-called LDNR. Given that Poroshenko is in the right-wing political niche, the actualization of these accusations greatly affects his rating.

— Today, Poroshenko is in second place in ratings after Zelensky. By virtue of his financial, political, organizational and informational capabilities, in principle, Poroshenko can become the organizer or leader of the patriotic Maidan against Zelensky. Therefore, yes, there is a question of the electoral future, street control and stability in Ukraine.

— He can add a couple of percent of the rating to the existing president. After all, Zelensky himself promised to become a verdict for Petro Poroshenko, and he promised publicly during the debate at the stadium.

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The key to Tokayev’s maneuvers: the “beating” of Nazarbayev’s nephews is still “bloodless”

But the new leader of Kazakhstan will still have to demonstrate decisiveness

The dry language of bureaucratic prose conveys the drama of the ongoing process of changing historical eras in Kazakhstan much better than even the most pretentious statements of politicians and political scientists. For example, here are two official documents about the career turns of Samat Abish, Nazarbayev's famous nephew, who became famous this January.

Photo: AGN « Moscow»

January 14, the official statement of the Committee of the National Security of Kazakhstan “regarding S. Abish”: “In connection with incoming inquiries, we inform you that S. Abish continues to hold the post of First Deputy Chairman of the KNB of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since January 13 of this year, he has been on annual leave.

January 17, official website of President Tokayev, section “legal acts”: “By the order of the head of state, Abish Samat Satybaldyuly was relieved of the post of first deputy chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”

Wow, “annual vacation” it turned out for a person — for four whole days! But, on the other hand, everything really is very logical: for the members of the family of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the passage of time has now dramatically accelerated.

The main Kazakhstan-related news of the day this Monday, of course, was an interview with fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov to RIA Novosti. A man who, at the start of an attempted coup d'état, for lack of “best candidates” called the puppeteer of the putsch, said in France: “We have developed a plan, we will achieve regime change. I will fly and head the provisional government of Kazakhstan for a period of six months. If our party wins this election, then I will become a legitimate prime minister. There will be no presidency. We are abolishing this position.

Reminds me of the well-known anecdote about the lion in the zoo: “Will he really eat it all?” — “He will eat something, but only who will give it to him!”

However, I would not completely write off Mukhtar Ablyazov as the “elusive Joe”; Kazakhstani politics, which diligently ascribes to itself other people's “merits” and will wait in vain until the end of his days when he will be invited to return to the republic “on a white horse.” Yes, now Ablyazov is completely out of business in terms of real influence on Kazakhstani politics. In business — President Tokayev, thanks to the political vibes emanating from which all three sons-in-law of Nursultan Nazarbayev suddenly had a burning and irresistible desire to leave their prestigious and/or well-paid positions.

In contrast to the version of the revolution, in which the living symbols of the previous regime are pilloried, in Tokaev's Kazakhstan everything is still diplomatically arranged, with courtesy, allowing defeated politicians to save their face. Nazarbayev's middle son-in-law Timur Kulibayev addressed his now former subordinates: “Dear colleagues! From today, I have decided to resign as the elected chairman of the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atamaken”. I would like to thank the congress delegates and members of the presidium for the trust placed in me. Response letter: “We respect the personal decision of Timur Askarovich and express gratitude for the years of joint work.”

The former system of power is leaving the forefront under polite bowing. But how deep will this dismantling be? The main power assets — these are not formal positions (especially in public organizations), but assets in the truest sense of the word: stocks, bonds, and so on. Will it get to them? And if it does, what will replace the economic system, which even Tokayev himself, in a recent keynote speech during the appointment of a new government, called “oligarchic”? Another oligarchic system — like how the system of Niyazov in Turkmenistan was replaced by the system of Berdymukhammedov, which was not too different from it in spirit, style and internal content? I deliberately formulated these questions in such an extremely acute, even grotesque form, in order to show that they do not have simple answers.

Against the background of other figures of the Kazakh elite, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has always stood out for his emphasized honesty. He didn't play clan games. He was not seen participating in financial fraud. He does not have a ready-made team of relatives who are ready, like kites, to swoop into vacant grain positions. Well, thank God? Oh, if only it were that easy…

The fact that the European political culture is the ideal for the now leveraged president is in no way capable of changing the structure of Kazakh society built on clans, zhuzes, clans and tribes. Tokayev will have to act not in the coordinate system in which he would like to act, but in the one that exists.

One of the shadow, but very important roles of the leader of Kazakhstan — maintaining a balance of power and interests between various groups in power. I remember, for example, how in the second half of the 90s Nazarbayev neutralized the political ambitions of one of my great friends — a prominent politician and a ready presidential candidate from the Middle Zhuz (Nursultan Abishevich himself, if anyone has forgotten, represents the Senior Zhuz).

First move. A potential competitor is transferred from work in the central bodies of state power to an extremely prestigious, but far from Kazakhstan, embassy work. Second move. Nazarbayev unexpectedly announces early presidential elections. My comrade is rushing about, trying to agree on a united front against Nazarbayev with other prominent oppositionists, he understands the futility of this occupation and agrees to Nursultan Abishevich's proposal to become deputy prime minister before the elections and prime minister after them. Third move. After the presidential election, the promise to make this prominent politician the head of the government is “forgotten”. Instead, he is being pushed into retirement.

Until Nazarbayev's physical strength ran out, he performed the role of the supreme arbiter of clan squabbles with brilliance. Misfires, of course, happened. An example of one of them — the same Ablyazov. At first, being a loyal functionary of the regime, he made a huge fortune. And then, unable to satisfy his desire to climb to the very top of the pyramid of power, he fled abroad and found there in himself a sudden inclination to fight “for a democratic system”; Kazakhstan. But until the big glitch in January 2022, Nazarbayev’s system kept Kazakhstan from bloody internal turmoil for three decades. Can Tokayev build something better and more efficient?

Nazarbayev's political longevity was based on his unconditional charisma and his vivid vision of the future of Kazakhstan. Yes, writing these lines now, knowing how it all ended, is somehow awkward and not even quite decent. But it was actually — until it was erased and disappeared under the onslaught of flatterers. Will Tokayev be able to become the same bright charismatic? Can he capture the imagination of Kazakhstanis with his inspiring vision of the country's future? I hope that the answer to these questions will be positive. After all, if it turns out to be negative, then the second president of Kazakhstan will remain in the history of the country only as a transitional figure.

Read the report of our special correspondents “Nazarbayev visited his native village on January 2-3, flew through Kyrgyzstan in the UAE»  

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British soldiers in Estonia master the winter conditions of a possible conflict with Russia

“Bathing in the hole, building shelters, killing and boiling a chicken”

British soldiers based in Estonia to “contain Russia” continue to master “military science” in harsh climatic conditions . Well, as “science”… It's more like a Boy Scout survival course: navigating the terrain, swimming in ice-cold water, cooking chicken killed by one's own hands.

Representatives of Her Majesty's Armed Forces, stationed at a military base in the Estonian city of Tapa, where they came after taking over from their Danish colleagues, have completed their winter training course. “In the morning, the soldiers made a forced march for 7 kilometers. They had the tactical part of the exercise at night, in particular, a survival course, building shelters, as well as — how to kill and cook a chicken», — said the organizer of the exercise, Major Mark Dowds.

Apparently, in the view of the fathers-commanders, who set such a task for their fighters, a walk through the night forest in winter — A favorite pastime of Estonian chickens. Catch — I don't want to. 

Jumping into icy water was the final stage of the strength test. The instructors, mostly Marines who are undergoing similar tests during Arctic exercises in Norway, explained to the soldiers how the body reacts to sudden changes in temperature and how not to panic. However, judging by the reviews, the event did not cause either enthusiasm or instilled a love for winter swimming.

“It was cold, even breathless for a second,” — shared his impressions of a British soldier named Tanner.

“I wouldn't say I liked it. But after you jump, it doesn't seem so terrible anymore. Everything turned out to be not too scary & nbsp; and, in general, now it’s somehow warmer than before the jump, & mdash; admitted Soldier Jones.

The grateful public from among the local fishermen were not too impressionable and did not show sympathy for the frozen allies.

“They are diving in suits. Well, it's cold, but you have to get used to it in the army… When it's cold, it's even better. There is no frost today. And if it’s -10 outside, for example, and the water is +4, it’s warmer there, it turns out,” — explained to local television by a fisherman named Alexander.

But in Russian Internet communities, this news caused special revival.

“It turns out that the Russians took a course of survival voluntarily. Who do they want to defeat there in the West? — Written by a user with the nickname «Polar Bear».

“In 2014, during exercises in northern Norway, British special forces refused to leave the barracks at temperatures below -8: there are no warm dry closets in the surrounding forests, and diapers freeze if you walk under you,” the user “Ivan Bessmertny” shared.< /p>

“Very soon, millions of Russians will voluntarily climb into the hole, cheerful and happy. But how many lawsuits will be filed by British soldiers to their Ministry of Defense for bullying — question», — summed up «Marisha».

And the question, I must say, was not born from scratch. As The Daily Mail reported back in December last year, 31-year-old Chailishe Mwamba, a former military tank engineer from the UK, is seeking compensation from the British Defense Department in the amount of 860 thousand pounds sterling (about 1 million euros) because of « consequences» too cold climate during his service in Estonia. According to the warrior of Foggy Albion himself, in 2017 he served on the territory of Estonia and was so cold that his chronic disease worsened, due to which he began to stutter so much that now no one can understand his speech.

By the way, the British Ministry of Defense partially admits responsibility for the “injuries” received by Mwamba, however, it is in no hurry to pay the required compensation, demanding evidence.

It is possible that if after the last exercises, the number of “frostbitten” ; in the British military, and with them the number of lawsuits will increase, the Ministry of Defense will have to revise the course of training or increase its staff of lawyers.    

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While mom is not at home. Rostov citizen is suspected of violence against his daughter

The police detained and placed in custody a 36-year-old man. The man is suspected of having corrupted his own daughter, a 7th grade student, for more than a year, a law enforcement source told Rostov.kp.ru 

The man was born and raised in Volgodonsk (Rostov Region). In the city of peaceful atom, his business did not go well, so he went to work in the Murmansk region.

In the north of Russia, a man got a job as a house painter and got married. The couple had a daughter. According to the neighbors, the family did not live well, but quite well.

The 13-year-old beauty girl visited the dance studio with pleasure. The seventh-grader won prizes at regional competitions. The schoolgirl proudly posted photos from competitions and concerts on her social media page. The minor looked like a happy person.

None of the classmates and family friends had any idea what a terrible reality was really happening.

According to investigators, the father had been corrupting his own daughter for more than a year. From August 2020 to December 2021, a man raped a girl in a sophisticated form. Everything happened when the wife was away from home. The student hid a terrible secret to the last.

The girl confessed to psychologists that she was silent because she was ashamed and scared.

A criminal case has been initiated against the suspect under the articles “Indecent acts”; and “Sexual intercourse or other acts of a sexual nature with a person under the age of sixteen.” The man is in jail for the duration of the investigation. Psychologists work with a teenager. 

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The court fined Google 4 million rubles for links to sites banned in the Russian Federation

The World Court in Moscow fined Google 4 million rubles for issuing links to sites banned in the Russian Federation, TASS writes.

It is specified that Google was found guilty under part 2.1. Art. 13.40 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation  and received a fine of 4 million rubles.

Earlier it became known that the American companies Google, Facebook  and WhatsApp paid 22 million rubles in fines for violating the law on the localization of personal data of Russians on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Also at the end of last year, Facebook in Russia fined almost two billion rubles, as it refused to delete it for the second time prohibited information.

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What will be the weather for Epiphany in Moscow in 2022 and where will the fonts be opened?

There will be no Epiphany frosts in Moscow, despite the drop in temperature. This was announced by the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand. According to the weatherman, this year on Epiphany (on the night of January 18-19) frosts are expected in only one region of Russia — in the north of Chukotka. 

«The temperature is expected to drop on Wednesday, the anomaly will be about one degree. Night temperatures on Epiphany night will be below minus 10 degrees, — Vilfand said.

The forecaster stressed that the abnormally warm temperature for January will continue in the capital on Monday and Tuesday, while wind, snow, blizzard and sleet will intensify.

Where can I take a dip for Epiphany?

In Moscow and the Moscow region, about 270 fonts will be prepared for everyone who wants to take part in traditional Epiphany bathing, of which 214 will be located in the Moscow region, and the rest in the capital. 

According to the government of the Moscow Region, fonts will be installed both on open water bodies and near holy springs, and inside churches and chapels. All of them will be illuminated, equipped with warm locker rooms, flooring for a comfortable and safe approach to the water and diving. For the safety of citizens, rescuers from the Ministry of Emergencies, doctors, and employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be on duty.

You can see a virtual map of places for Epiphany bathing in the Moscow region here.

In Moscow, it will be possible to visit Epiphany bathing in ten districts , reports the Tsargrad TV channel.


  • Bolshoy Sadovy Pond, st. Bolshaya Akademicheskaya, ow. 38А.
  • The water area of ​​the Khimki reservoir on the opposite bank from the MES "Levoberezhnaya" (Pribrezhny proezd, 1-7).
  • Bolshoy Golovinsky Pond, 1st Likhachevsky per., 6-8.
  • The water area of ​​the Khimki Reservoir near the MES “Central” (Leningradskoe shosse, 25-45).


  • Ostankino Palace Pond — between st. Academician Koroleva and 1st Ostankinskaya 7.


  • Krasny Pond, Izmailovsky Park, Main Alley.
  • Pond Babaevsky, Losiny Ostrov Park, st. Kurganskaya, 5-9.
  • Nizhny Maisky Pond, Sokolniki Park, Sokolnichesky Val, 1.
  • Font «Vernissage» Izmailovskoye highway, 73.
  • Svyatoye Lake, st. Oranzhereinaya, 18.
  • Terletskiye Prudy, Svobodny pr., 2a.
  • Beloye Lake, st. Zaozernaya, 2-6.


  • Stroginskaya floodplain, st. Tvardovsky, ow. 16, k. 3.
  • Kirovskaya floodplain, opposite house 2 on the street. Isakovsky.
  • Small Bottomless Lake, st. Tamanskaya, 55.
  • Northern Tushino Park, st. Svobody, 56.
  • Moskva River, Karamyshevskaya Embankment, st. Aviation, 79-1, Yacht Port Scarlet Sails.
  • Chernushka River, Pokrovsko-Streshnevo Park, Ivankovskoye Highway, 3.
  • Mitino Landscape Park, Baryshikha, vl.4.
  • The pond in the village. Rozhdestveno, st. Muravskaya (behind the Church of the Nativity of Christ). 

South Autonomous Okrug

  • Borisovskie Prudy, Church of the Life-Giving Trinity, st. Borisovskie Prudy, 21.
  • Becket Pond, Zagorodnoye Highway, 2.
  • Upper Tsaritsynsky Pond, st. Dolskaya, 1.


  • Lower Lyublinsky Pond, st. Shkuleva, 2.
  • Shibaevsky pond, st. District, ow. 14.

South-Western Administrative District

  • Big Vorontsovsky Pond, Temple of the Life-Giving Trinity., st. Borisovskiye Prudy, 21
  • Chernevsky Pond (upper), Church of the Nativity, st. Yuzhnobutovskaya, 62.
  • Pond No. 4 in the Uzkoye sanatorium, Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Yasenevo, st. Profsoyuznaya, 1236.
  • Troparevsky pond, recreation area Troparevo, st. Academician Vinogradova, 12.
  • Zelonka Pond, intersection of Nakhimovsky Prospekt and Azovskaya Street.


  • Meshchersky Pond. st. Voskresenskaya, 3a
  • Moskva River, Filevsky Park, st. B. Filevskaya, 40a.
  • Moskva River, Filevsky Boulevard, 21.
  • Moskva River, Rublevo village, Temple of the Icon of the Mother of God “Fadeless Color”, st. Botylyova, 4.


  • Settlement (P) Vnukovskoe, pos. DSK Michurinets, st. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1.
  • P. Voronovskoye, s. Pokrovskoe, 11, a font on the territory of the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos.
  • P. Voronovskoye, s. Epiphany, 1.
  • P. Voronovskoye, s. Nikolskoye, st. Central, ow. 29.
  • P. Voskresenskoye, 11A, club-hotel "Voskresenskoye".  
  • P. Desenovskoye, near the village. Evseevo, font of Blessed Xenia of Petersburg.
  • P. Klenovskoe, der. Tovarishchevo, d. 9A.
  • P. Klenovskoye, village Chernetskoye, a pond near the chapel of the Icon of the Mother of God of Iver.
  • P. Krasnopakhorskoye, with. Bylovo, 82.
  • P. Marushkinskoye, village Marushkino, people's park "Rucheyek".
  • P. Marushkinskoye, village Bolshoe Svinorye, Church of the Savior of the Image Not Made by Hands.
  • P. Mikhailovo-Yartsevskoye, pos. Shishkin Les, p. 43.
  • P. Moskovsky, pr. 38.9.
  • P. Mosrentgen, 1, the middle pond of the cascade of ponds.
  • P. Pervomaiskoye, der. Puchkovo, Ryzhovka river, font in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.
  • P. Rogovskoe, village Vasyunino, 88.
  • G.o. Troitsk, recreation area «Zarechye», MUSP «Rybolovno-sportivnaya».
  • P. Filimonkovskoye, der. Knutovo.
  • P. Shchapovskoe, s. Oznobishino, a font near the Church of the Holy Trinity.
  • P. Sosenskoye, pos. Kommunarka, 22A.


  • Black Lake.
  • School Lake. 

How will the baptism fonts work?

The fonts will be open from 18:00 on January 18 until 12:00 on January 19. It will be possible to take a dip in especially busy places until 18:00 on January 19.

What should be done to make swimming in the ice hole without problems?

Systemic winter swimming contributes to recovery, but immersion in the ice hole once a year — this is the strongest stress for the body, & nbsp; say the Ministry of Emergencies. Therefore, rescuers remind citizens of the basic rules for swimming in the hole for Epiphany:

  • You should dive (swim) only in specially equipped ice holes near the shore under the supervision of lifeguards.
  • Before swimming in the hole, you need to warm up the body by warming up, jogging.
  • You need to approach the hole in a comfortable non-slip shoes. It is better to use boots, woolen socks, and rubber slippers. You must go slowly, take your time.
  • Check that the ladder for descending into the hole is stable.  
  • It is best to dip up to the neck without soaking your head in order to avoid reflex constriction of the vessels of the brain. Never dive headfirst into an ice hole.
  • When entering the water for the first time, try to quickly reach the desired depth, but do not swim. Remember that cold water can cause rapid breathing. This is perfectly normal.
  • Do not stay in the hole for more than one minute to avoid general hypothermia of the body. When lowering to the bottom in a small hole, not everyone can descend vertically. Many do it at an angle, shifting to the side. When ascending with your eyes closed, there is a risk of “missing” and hit your head on the ice.
  • If you have a child with you — follow him. Frightened, he may forget how to swim.
  • Hold on to the rails when exiting the hole. To keep your hands from slipping, you can use a dry towel, a handful of snow, or scoop water from an ice hole. Rise quickly. Agree in advance that on the «shore» you will be secured.
  • After bathing, rub yourself and the child with a towel and put on dry clothes.

Sources of information:




mchs.gov.ru/deyatelnost/bezopasnost-grazhdan/pravila-bezopasnosti-pri -kupaniyah-v-prorubi-na-kreshchenie_6

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In the subways of which Russian cities do they want to test the 5G network?

"Rostelecom" submitted an application to the State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) to test 5G communications at metro stations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. This is stated in the materials of the commission, which Izvestia got acquainted with.

What kind of 5G communication tests do they want to conduct?

Rostelecom plans to conduct scientific, research, experimental, experimental and design work using radio electronic means of 5G communication networks.

“To fully prepare for the construction of 5G networks in Russia, research is needed, equipment testing in real conditions, when it will be possible to test innovative services that are available only on fifth-generation network technologies. This is necessary for both operators and future consumers of services, », — lead «Izvestia» the words of the representative of “Rostelecom” Valeria Kostareva.

According to him, testing 5G communications in the subway will not interfere with ground-based radio-electronic means.

What do you need to test 5G?

«Rostelecom» asked the SCRF to allocate him a frequency range of 3.3 & ndash; 3.4 GHz and 3.8 & ndash; 4.1 GHz for testing at ground metro stations and a range of 3.4 & ndash; 3.8 GHz for experimenting at underground stations.

The band, which can be summarized as 3.6 GHz, is the most convenient for operators to deploy fifth generation networks in large cities. These frequencies have the optimal ratio of network coverage and capacity. Networks operating in the 3.6 GHz band are cheaper to build than networks on other frequencies considered in the Russian Federation.

3.6 GHz is used in most states implementing 5G. However, in Russia there is a problem with the deployment of fifth generation networks in this range, since it is occupied by means of satellite communications for various purposes. For several years, operators have been trying to negotiate with the authorities on the partial admission of 5G networks to these frequencies, but so far without success. The state offers operators to develop fifth generation communications at other frequencies: 4.8 & ndash; 4.99 GHz and 24.2 & ndash; 27.5 GHz. But carriers say alternative frequencies are much more difficult to use for 5G than 3.6GHz.

Will Rostelecom be allowed to to test 5G?

The Ministry of Digital Development, which oversees the work of the State Committee for Radio Frequencies, told Izvestia that the state commission will consider the application of Rostelecom; at the next meeting and make a decision. 

In 2021, a subsidiary of Rostelecom Freshtel requested frequencies of 3.4 & ndash; 3.8 GHz from the SCRF for testing 5G in the metro of Moscow and Kazan. Then the application did not even reach consideration. 

Izvestia experts consider it reasonable to retry. In their opinion, the appeal of Rostelecom in SCRF says that the discussion about the use of 3.6 GHz by 5G operators continues, and a solution can be found. 

Source: https://iz.ru

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Ex-head of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine put on the international wanted list

Former Minister of Energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchishin , suspected in the case of coal supplies from the territory of Donbass, has been put on the international wanted list, TASS reports.

Advisor of the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine Tatiana Sapyan said

In December last year, the Pechersky District Court of Kiev decided to detain Demchishin in a criminal case on coal supplies from Donbass, since the investigation has data about his involvement in the conclusion of agreements on the shipment of raw materials.

In the same period the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was also summoned to the court for questioning in this case.

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Employers reminded of fines for failure to provide data on migrants

Employers who fail to notify about migrant workers in a timely manner face a fine of up to 1 million rubles, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation recalled.

“Employers must submit notifications about attracting foreign workers regardless of their status, in relation to those temporarily or permanently residing on the territory of Russia, as well as citizens of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union, — the message says.

The maximum penalty under Art. 18.15 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation is 1 million rubles for Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Leningrad regions (part 4) and 800 thousand rubles for other regions (part 3).

Earlier it was reported that the portal public services, a new service “Notifications on labor migrants” has appeared, with the help of which employers will be able to remotely inform the Ministry of Internal Affairs about the conclusion and termination of contracts with migrants. The electronic service was developed by the Ministry of Digital Development at the initiative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Prior to this, they had to visit the migration offices in person or send notifications by mail.

The Ministry of the Interior reported that they receive more than 3 million notifications annually related to the work of foreigners.

Recall that from January 1, 2022, illegal labor migrants began to be expelled from the territory of Russia.

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Rosobrnadzor did not rule out the postponement of the dates of the OGE and the Unified State Examination due to the coronavirus

The decision to change the dates of the OGE and the USE will be made depending on the epidemiological situation, at the moment there are no plans to adjust, TASS reports.

“Orders on the schedules of the USE and the USE approved. According to them, the Unified State Examination and the OGE in 2022 will be held in 3 periods: early, main and additional. Decisions on the need to adjust the approved schedule will depend on the epidemiological situation, », — Rosobrnadzor told the agency.

According to the agency, the coronavirus pandemic did not have a significant impact on the quality of education for schoolchildren. The results of the USE in 2021 are comparable to the results of previous years, including the pre-pandemic 2019. 

«The results of 2021 are comparable to the results of previous years. Average test scores differ slightly from last year. There are no abnormal deviations for better or worse, », — The press service said in a statement.

It was previously reported that the difficulty level of the Unified State Exam in 2022 will remain the same, there are no plans to lower it. The USE is expected to be held in the usual format, but if the epidemiological situation worsens, the schedule may change.

Recall that the early delivery of the USE is scheduled from March 21 to April 18, including reserve days for retaking. The main period of exams — from May 26 to July 2, including reserve days for retaking and passing exams by graduates of previous years.

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Vilfand advised Russians not to wait for spring on March 1

In March, winter usually continues in Russia, stable positive temperatures should be expected no earlier than the 20th of the month, Roman Vilfand, scientific director of Roshydromet, said at a press conference in TASS.

The meteorologist noted that the arrival of rooks is also expected at the end of March. The melting of the snow cover in Moscow is dated April 8-10, on the same days ice drift on the rivers will begin.

Speaking of the second half of winter, Vilfand said that this period will be characterized by alternating warm and very cold periods.


Earlier, meteorologists noted that  the temperature on Earth in 2022 will be above average. According to the official representative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Claire Nullis, the long-term trend of climate change will continue on the planet in the coming years and decades.  

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Putin approved a number of instructions to modernize primary healthcare

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin proposed using in 2022 for the modernization of primary healthcare the funds saved last year with similar purchases, the Kremlin press service reports.

“Ensure the use of in 2022, funds generated in 2021 as a result of savings arising from the results of the procurement of goods, works, services as part of the implementation of activities provided for by regional programs for the modernization of primary health care, in order to increase the volume of implementation of these activities, — says in the document. The head of state is waiting for a report on this topic from the government of the Russian Federation and regional authorities by February 10, 2022.

Putin also instructed to increase revenues for the modernization of primary healthcare “due to the increase in the cost of building materials and services” and based on the level of actual inflation in 2021.

By February 20, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin must report on the reduction in the time doctors spend on completing medical documentation due to the introduction of information systems in healthcare.< /p>

Finally, before April 1, governors must prepare reports on the implementation of programs for the modernization of primary health care for 2022-2023. The documents should reflect the degree of accessibility of medical care in these medical institutions and how satisfied the population is with the quality of the assistance provided.

Recall that in December last year, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that 91 out of 379 healthcare facilities were built in 11 regions out of 379 planned in within the framework of the program for the modernization of primary care, launched in 2021.

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