Christian Löffler Flips Milky Chance’s “Unknown Song” Into Groovy, Hypnotic Remix

German alt-rockers Milky Chance have been unstoppable over the past year, capping off 2021 with over 1 billion streams, and earlier this year released “Synchronize”, a pulsating club track that has hit over 20 million streams. The two have also been hard at work building out eco-conscious initiatives through their Milky Change sustainability initiatives, which seeks to promote eco-conscious touring and has planted over 100,000 trees to date.

Now, they’ve tapped techno aficionado Christian Löffler to provide his unique perspective on their smash, “Unknown Song“. The result is fantastic, as Löffler beautifully infuses the remix with peaceful, deep house rhythms that perfectly compliment sweet folksy melodies from Milky Chance lead vocalist Clemens Rehbein and guest vocalist Paulina Eisenberg. Between gently swaying electronics and thoughtful preservation of the guitar riffs, Löffler yet again mesmerizes our ears with this remix.

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DU0 Releases New Single Soaked In Tranquility, “Overflow” ft. Emily Coulston

It’s great having some bangers to kick off your weekend, but it’s also nice having songs on the other end of the spectrum to accommodate your weekend activities. We are loving this new single from DU0, “Overflow“, featuring the beautiful vocals of Emily Coulston.

It’s exciting to see both artists coming together again, especially since their previous track “Come Home” was such a sensational song. With “Overflow“, they create an ode to feeling of happiness you experience when you find that special someone. Soaked in tranquility, DU0 seamlessly pairs delicate melodies and rhythms underneath a blissful vocal from Emily Coulston.

“In the past I’ve tended to have quite dark lyrics and time and this time around I wanted to do something different.  Lyrically it’s about when you meet someone who makes you so happy that you can’t keep it inside.  I teamed up with Emily Coulston again and her dreamy vocals blends beautifully into the acoustic sounds I used for the production.” – DU0

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Calvin Harris Ushers In New Era Of ‘Funk Wav’ With First Single Featuring Dua Lipa & Young Thug

Finally, after five years, Calvin Harris is back with the first single from his highly anticipated Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2, with “Potion” featuring Dua Lipa & Young Thug.

This marks the second time Harris has collaborated with both artists. Calvin previously worked with Dua Lipa on their smash hit “One Kiss,” which topped charts around the world and was the biggest selling single of 2018 in the UK. In 2017, Harris worked with Young Thug on the first installment of the Funk Wav Bounces project on the single “Heatstroke” (which also features Pharrell and Ariana Grande).

“It’s an honor to work with Dua and Thug again. They’re both such dynamic artists who have contributed so much to today’s musical landscape,” says Calvin.

The psychedelic music video for “Potion,” directed by Calvin’s longtime creative collaborator, Emil Nava, re-introduces the energy of Funk Wav Bounces setting the tone for a big summer for Calvin. Watch below.


Rezz Covers Eurythmics’ Classic “Sweet Dreams” With fknsyd [LISTEN]

Rezz just recently played yet another packed-out EDC set in Las Vegas, and she’s back with her newest single — this time, she’s tackling a cover of Eurythmics’ ’80s classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” with fknsyd. The two previously collaborated on “Let Me In” off her most recent album, Spiral.

On the new track, Rezz says, “I originally started creating this instrumental for Nightmare on Rezz Street but then I started to hear the sweet dreams vocal over top of it. I played around with the vocal and loved the result, but I didn’t want it to be just a cover. So I reached out to fknsyd to help me record the vocal and it came together so organically. I’m really happy with how this turned out and it’s been so cool playing it live and seeing the crowd’s reaction night after night!”

For a list of all show dates to hear the new single live, and to purchase tickets, visit HERE


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Howen & Trevor Omoto Showcase Future House At Its Finest With “Not Mine”

Howen is a 20 year old producer/DJ/musician from the Netherlands who loves jazz and funk and doesn’t hide it in his music. His sound is unique, combining EDM, Pop and Jazz/Funk influences to create something that you won’t hear very often in the Dance scene. His music has earned the support of major labels as well, as he’s already released with Spinnin’, Universal and Heartfeldt Records.

Trevor Omoto is an electronic DJ/Producer from Toronto, Canada. Near the end of 2019, Trevor finally found the break that he was looking for when Brooks and Jonas Aden reacted to his unreleased single. “The Way” which they instantly fell in love with. A couple of minutes later, his phone started blowing up and thousands of people started following and messaging him which drastically changed his view on music. He started getting recognition from other sensational international artists and that was when Trevor knew he has the ability to make a positive impact in the dance community. 

Now, these two talented artists have come together for their Future House single, “Not Mine“, rendering a sophisticated sound to the genre that you’d typically hear. Between a beautiful topline and a flurry of melodies, Howen & Omoto create a track that is sure to stand the test of time. 

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HerShe Drops Hard-Hitting 4-Track EP ‘Breath Control’

With a massive lineup of collaborators already this year, which includes names such as Runnit, Bass Ventura, Jack the Human and Wreckno, as well as the talent to match her impressive accolades, HerShe is one of the most exciting names to keep on your radar this year. Taking inspiration from multiple electronic music genres, while priding herself on using her platform as a way to spread positive social messages, especially to other aspiring female and LGBTQ+ musicians, HerShe’s talents span from singing and songwriting to beatboxing and DJing, something which is evident in her freshly-released EP. 

Titled Breath Control and spanning over 4 tracks, HerShe’s brand new EP includes the previously released single “The MASK,” on top of three brand new tunes that are bound to resonate with her growing audience. Kicking off the EP, “RUMORS” features intoxicating vocals and explosive mid-tempo drops, while “HITTEM WITH THE JERSEY” continues the sonic journey; a track which was created by HerShe exclusively by beatboxing. “NEUROTIC” is yet another gem, combining heavy rap vocals with minimal, trap-driven drops.


Ocean Dive, Junona Boys & MØRFI Join Forces On Intoxicating “Boys” Cover 

Already marking their third release this year, exciting collaborators Ocean Dive, Junona Boys and MØRFI have just teamed up once again to share what might arguably be their most exciting cover to date with “Boys.” Taking on the 2017 original “Boys,” which was released by pop icon Charli XCX, Ocean Dive, Junona Boys and MØRFI’s rendition turns the minimal pop gem into a full-on slap house anthem that’s bound to start lighting up dancefloors across the world in no time.

Ocean Dive, Junona Boys and MØRFI are close collaborators, thus having curated an unmatched synergy that is more than apparent on “Boys.” Out via ENFORCE RCRDS, the single immediately kicks off with the help of thumping kicks and our beloved slap house basslines. As the exciting vocals lead listeners towards the drop, the tune sports a short verse break that switches to trap drums and hi-hats, making up for a unique change of pace, before the climax explodes into dance madness.

Ocean Dive has had a meteoric rise since he started releasing music back in 2021, managing to sign his debut single “Where It Hurts” to Sony Music Entertainment Sweden, and continuing by releasing music through labels such as One Seven Music and Warner Music Russia. He has been extensively working with ENFORCE RECORDS in 2022, having already released 9 singles since January, and amassed millions of collective streams.

Junona Boys is a Ukrainian artist and producer who has built a massive following on social media, as well as amassed millions of streams across platforms through his diverse repertoire of songs and viral covers, most notably his redo of “Relax, Take It Easy” by MIKA.

MØRFI on the other hand is one of the most exciting rising names within the slap house genre right now, having extensively worked with the likes of EQRIC and Coopex. His debut release “Hate Me” alongside Besomorph and EQRIC covered Ellie Goulding’s homonymous single featuring Juice WRLD, and has amassed more than 7 million Spotify streams to date, while being featured on editorial playlists such as Main Stage and Dance Brandneu.


Powerhouse trio Kløn, Theodor Rosenberg and J R Team Up on Panther’s Groove with Huge Track ‘Enemy’

Cover remixes are still hot and all over those editorial playlists and we have a fine example to share today. When touching a classic like Imagine Dragons, ‘Enemy’ proceed with caution but these three talented musicians have hit the nail smack on the head and served up a smash. The Panther’s Groove label have been dropping viral track after viral track and this latest release is no exception. With impacting vocal melodies, crisp basslines and a huge chorus that sticks with you all summer long. This is definitely a motorway speed demon of a track so get playing this loud ASAP and have caution with those bass speakers.


Falling Decibyls Drops Dark and Emotional Smash, ‘Miss Your Touch’ & Interview

Straight from the winding roads of South Italy, we have a new talented which is really stuck on our radar in the name of Falling Decibyls. We are proud to share his latest release, ‘Miss Your Touch’. Featuring emotive vocals, anthemic dark synths and a huge club ready drop. This track is expertly crafted from start from finish grabbing the lister with the unique samples and driving signature Decibyls sound. We had the opportunity to catch up with this rising star.

How did you get into focusing on an electronic music career as Falling Decibyls?

I became more focused on an Electronic Music career because of my fascination with the sound design. I had been listening to a lot of New Age/Electronic music at the time and I was amazed at how the producers were mixing traditional songs with modern sounds. This led to me wanting to explore the ways I could be involved in music production in this genre. I was always playing in orchestras and bands but I knew that I wanted to produce my own music and the electronic genre was the most interesting one to me.

What type of electronic genres do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy listening to Dance, Electro House, Future House, Progressive House, Trap and some forms of Trance.

Do you have a favorite show that you’ve played?

My most favorite show was playing at Genesis in Toronto.

What advice would you give to producers who are trying to achieve success in the music industry?

My advice to music producers would be to surround yourself with a good team. Having the right engineers and vocalists will help immensely. It is also important to know how to promote your music. Networking is so important and this will guide you in meeting the people who will be a part of your team and push your project forward. I couldn’t have done what I have accomplished without a great bunch of individuals in my life. And always pursue your passion. Don’t worry too much about the numbers or streams. It will all come as long as you are focused on your creativity and goals.

Was the COVID lockdowns a benefit or a hindrance to your artistry/career?

COVID did pose some technical problems for my career. Sometimes my vocalists couldn’t get into the studio due to them being closed. Sometimes I couldn’t get engineers to mix and master for the same reasons. Also, a lot of people were somewhat depressed during this time making it difficult to be creative and driven. I did however put out a lot of music during this time and COVID taught me a lot about how to be patient and persistent. A lot of masterpieces can come out of adverse and difficult times so always stay the course.

What is in store for Falling Decibyls for the rest of 2022?

Falling Decibyls is working on many more tracks and will be releasing new music consistently in 2022. I will also be introducing a new character and theme for my artwork designs. I am constantly trying to stay current and bring music and visuals that will stimulate the heart and mind. Watch out for some deep and driven music as well as inspiring and stimulating marketing.


David Hohme’s 4th Installment of ‘Where My Heart Is’ Is Here & It’s So Beautiful

If you’ve ever experienced one of David Hohme’s sets, you’ll know it’s a sensational ride that stays glued to your memory forever. Hohme’s unique and unforgettable sound continues to receive rave reviews at the annual Burning Man gathering, where he’s played 9 years in a row, including the renowned Robot Heart Bus, Distrikt, and Bubbles & Bass, among countless others. He remains at the helm of his critically acclaimed and rapidly growing record label, Where The Heart Is, currently in it’s 4th year of business, nearing 50 releases as well as his illustrious weekly radio show, Welcome Hohme Radio, syndicated on radio stations worldwide.

Now, Hohme is back with his 4th installment of his ‘Where My Heart Is‘ compilation and the result is utterly beautiful. Leading figures like Jody Wisternoff, Hraach, and Erdi Irmak can all be heard on this compilation, alongside some rising talent in the world of melodic house, techno, and progressive house music. As Hohme puts it, “every Where My Heart Is mix is a continuation of the goal I set off to accomplish with Where The Heart Is Records; to give back and support the incredibly talented producers who make the music I love and play in my shows.”

‘Where My Heart Is‘ will take you on mesmerizing sonic journey, whisking your mind away into a dreamy paradise, sparking with bright melodies and hypnotic grooves that make this album impossible to turn off. Hohme adds that “it’s an opportunity for me to create a seamless, long-form listening experience to share the amazing unreleased music coming soon on the label and put these incredible artists on a pedestal; forever physicalizing it in form of vinyl and CD.” 

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About young heroes. The Victory Museum will host events dedicated to Children’s Day

On June 1, the Victory Museum will host a festive program timed to coincide with the celebration of International Children's Day. On this day, the entrance to the main building of the museum for large families will be free (except for the expositions “Feat of the People” and “Battle for Moscow. First Victory”).

“On this day, we invite children and parents to join this kind, wonderful holiday. In our museum, visitors are waiting for exciting excursions, master classes, film screenings and other entertaining and educational events», — organizers said.

A large film program has been prepared for the guests of the museum, within the framework of which from 12:00 visitors will see 10 animated videos of the "Children's Book of War" At the heart of the commercials — revived diaries of those who carried all the horrors of the Great Patriotic War on an equal footing with adults. The cartoons are voiced by famous theater and film artists, TV presenters, etc.  Guests will also watch and discuss a short film of seven true stories about heroic deeds committed by young residents of Russian cities, — "No time for heroism".

In addition, visitors will be invited to a private screening of the 20-minute film “Your Live Broadcast”. The film tells about the hard fate of the girl Mila and her younger brother Andrey, whose mother died, and their father suffers from alcoholism. Experiencing life's troubles, Mila decides to become her brother's guardian and start life from scratch.

Museum guests, upon prior registration, will be able to visit a free tour of the large-scale exhibition “The Feat of the People”, which will be conducted by a theater and film actress < strong>Miroslava Karpovich. Also, for everyone there will be an open lesson from the Center for Aesthetic Education Alexey Egorovwhere you can practice fine arts and feel the real atmosphere of an artistic plein air.

The film program will end with the screening of the film “Africa”. The action of the picture takes place in 1943 on the outskirts of besieged Leningrad. Three children and their mother remain in the deserted village. In search of food, the guys set off on the road, facing a difficult choice — save a family or a wounded dog that they find at the scene of the battle. 

The finale of the festive program of the day will be a concert that will be held as part of the Patriotic festival of children's creativity “Cranes of Victory”. Soloists of the Art-Express Foundation for the Support of Gifted Children will take part in the concert. All participants are laureates of international and all-Russian competitions.

The event starts at 10:30. More details about the holiday program can be found on the website.

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When will the exam in biology take place?

Graduates will take the USE in biology on June 14. The total number of USE assignments in biology has not changed, there will be 28 of them.

What changes have been made to the USE in biology? 

< p> This year, the USE removed task 1 for supplementing the scheme and added a new task 2, which tests the ability to predict the results of an experiment in the physiology of cells and organisms. Task 6 (task on genetics) became task 4. In addition to this task 5 & ndash; 8 are collected in a single module. They test knowledge and skills on the topic “Cell as a biological system”, and tasks 7–8 — knowledge of the topic “Organism as a biological system”.

Also, task 22 was made more difficult in the second part. Now it tests knowledge on setting up an experiment and interpreting its results. The assignment is now worth 3 points.

What is the minimum number of USE points?

In 2022 the minimum number of USE points for admission — 39.

How long is the exam? 

The exam time — 3 hours 55 minutes (235 minutes).

 Where and When can I find out the results of the USE?

Participants of the USE 2022 will be able to view their results on the Unified Portal of Public Services. To do this, go to the section “Documents”, subsection “Education”. The service for getting acquainted with the results of the USE on the website of Rosobrnadzor —

The USE result will be available on June 28.

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Which of the graduates can not take the exam?

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Theoretically — any child, if he is ready to receive a school leaving certificate instead of a high school diploma. 

Recall that in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, children who did not plan to continue to enter universities were exempted from passing the exam. In the certificate, grades in all subjects were set at the end of the year. In 2022, the country returned to the rules that were in effect before. Specifically, the order is as follows: if the graduate could not or did not want to pass the mandatory USE — Russian language and basic mathematics — in the main, as well as in the additional period, then he will be issued not a certificate, but a certificate of graduation. If there is a need to obtain a certificate, the child will still have to take the exam, but after a year — to the next wave of the exam. At the same time, such guys can take the exam, including in the early period. 

As told «AiF» Head of Rosobrnadzor Anzor Muzaev, over the past two years, up to 10% of graduates go to take the mandatory USE — Russian language and basic mathematics — just to get a high school diploma. As statistics show, in the future they do not take more elective subjects and, accordingly, do not apply to universities. Theoretically, they can use their USE results for 4 years after graduation, but they could equally well take them later — if they decide to try to get higher education. “The State Duma is considering a bill to abolish the mandatory USE for those who do not go to universities. And Rosobrnadzor would support this idea. We see nothing wrong with this — on the contrary, less nerves will be expended,” — summed up the head of Rosobrnadzor.

Plus, there are several categories of applicants who may also not take the exam. These are the winners of some sports competitions. In addition, according to the results of internal tests in universities, people with disabilities can be enrolled there. Graduates from other countries where the USE is not held have the same right. Winners and prize-winners of the final stage of the All-Russian Olympiad for schoolchildren get the right to enter a university without exams in their field of study. For example, with the Literature Olympiad, you can go to the Faculty of Journalism or Philology, in Physics — to any physics department and some mathematical ones (for example, to the Mekhmat of Moscow State University). By the way, the result of Vseross is valid for 4 years. And consequently, winning in the 9th or 10th grade also guarantees admission. 

In 2021, 682,000 people applied for the exam in 85 regions and 58 countries where it is also possible to take the exam. These are not only graduates, but also those who have not passed the exam before or want to improve their last year result.

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What sentence did the court pass on the owner of the base in Altai, where the tourists died?

A court in the Altai Territory sentenced the owner of the recreation center “Globus” Viktor Korolyov, where a family of four died in the summer of 2020.

The entrepreneur was found guilty of a crime under Part 3 of Art. 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (the provision of services that do not meet the requirements of the safety of life and health of consumers, which negligently entailed the death of two or more persons).

What sentence did the court pass? 

The court imposed punishment in the form of six years of imprisonment to be served in a correctional colony of general regime. The entrepreneur was taken into custody in the courtroom.

What happened at the recreation center? 

In July 2020, the head of one of the departments of the press and mass communications department of the Altai Territory Iosif Kremenskikh with his wife and two minor children settled in the hotel house. They were placed in a room on the second floor of the building. Due to bad weather, the electricity was cut off on the territory of the base, and the owner of the camp site decided to install a gasoline generator in the utility room, located under the number of vacationers.

Violating safety requirements, the man filled the generator tank with gasoline, started the engine and connected to it devices that supply water to residential and non-residential premises. At the same time, he closed the front door and made it impossible for the toxic products of the generator exhaust to be released outside the room. As a result, the Kremensky family died from acute carbon monoxide poisoning. The dead were discovered only five days later, after the payment period for the room had expired. 

Fearing criminal liability, the owner took the generator to the Altai Republic. For several days, forensic investigators had to seize and examine material evidence in order to establish the cause of death of tourists. 

Who is Viktor Korolev? 

Viktor Korolev — Altai entrepreneur. Tourist base “Globe”, located in the Altai region near the lake “Aya”, he acquired in 2016. For four years, he provided services for organizing recreation, as well as accommodation for tourists on the territory of the base, including in a hotel house.

After his arrest, Korolev spent three months in a pre-trial detention center. Since November 2020, he has been under house arrest. The investigation of the criminal case was completed in March 2021.

At the time of the death of the tourists, Korolev was a defendant in another criminal case related to the camp site for several months. According to Bankfax, an entrepreneur from Biysk Alexei Mineev filed a complaint with the police about fraudulent actions by two Altai businessmen — Yuri Solodovnikovand Viktor Korolev. According to the businessman, he transferred more than 7 million rubles to buy the Globus tourist center, but he never became the owner of this property, and the sellers refused to return the money. 

Mineev managed to initiate a criminal case against Korolev, but the investigation was temporarily suspended. 

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Bochkarev: preparatory work has begun on the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya line

Preparatory work for the first stage of the construction of the Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya metro line has been deployed in all sections between the future Shelepikha stations; and “Linden Grove”. This was announced by Deputy Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin in the Government of Moscow for urban policy and construction Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Bochkarev, a 12.65-kilometer subway section will be built as part of the first stage. It will include six stations with working names: “Zvenigorodskaya”, “Karamyshevskaya”, “Boulevard Karbysheva”, “Picturesque”, “Strogino”, “Linden Grove”.

It is noted that that the design of the second section is also underway, which will include the Ilyinskaya station; and Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye.

Bochkarev noted that on the section from “Shelepikha” to «Linden Grove» the main work begins, between the “Zvenigorodskaya” and “Karamyshevskaya” the tunnel is being laid.

«On the first section from «Shelepikha» to «Linden Grove» we are already entering the main work, where possible, so as not to delay the construction process, – said Bochkarev.

General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC; Yuri Kravtsov added that the tunnel-boring shields had passed two thirds of the planned path – 1250 out of 1750 meters of the left running tunnel. The right tunnel has been laid for almost 1100 meters.

The construction of the Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye line will improve the accessibility of the Mitino, Strogino and Khoroshevo-Mnevniki districts, as well as provide transport services for the new development in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye.

Earlier, Bochkarev said that at the station BKL “Tekstilshchiki” the installation of platform lighting has begun, the station is 85% ready.

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The Russian Orthodox Church considers the capitalization of the word “God” a return to tradition

The capitalization of the word “God” will be a return to the tradition lost in Soviet times. This was stated by Vakhtang Kipshidze, Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for Relations between the Church, Society and the Media.

Earlier, the Ministry of Education published a draft resolution “On the Approval of the Basic Rules of Russian Spelling”. In the rules, in particular, it is recommended to capitalize the words God, Lord, Supreme, Savior, Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, Mother of God. In addition, the words Heaven, Providence, Providence, if they are used in a spiritual sense, are also suggested to be written with a capital letter.

Kipshidze recalled that such a spelling existed before the October Revolution of 1917.

The tradition was broken during the atheistic period of the Russian state, which thus demonstrated its disrespect for the feelings of believers, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church noted.

He also expressed the opinion that when adopting a spelling reform, it is necessary to take into account the opinion of representatives of all traditional faiths of the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti reports.

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The Kremlin saw Johnson’s idea of ​​an alliance as a “cabal to undermine the EU”

The military alliance of Kyiv, London and the Baltic States will become a threat to the positions of the EU, one must be careful about the data of Corriere della Sera, Peskov believes. According to the newspaper, Johnson called for unity on distrust of the EU and criticism of Russia jpg” alt=”The Kremlin saw Johnson's idea of ​​an alliance as a “cabal to undermine the EU” />

The Kremlin does not have information about a possible proposal by the UK to create a military, political and economic alliance with Ukraine, however, they believe that such initiatives threaten the positions of the European Union, said the representative of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.

Earlier about this The proposal was reported by the Corriere della Sera newspaper, citing sources.

“We do not know if Boris Johnson had such initiatives. In this sense, it suggests that, apparently, he is proposing such a cabal to undermine the position of the EU, — he said.

Peskov urged caution in the published information: “With all due respect to Corriere della Sera, let's treat [this data] as a media report.”


Interlocutors of Corriere della Sera said that the British prime minister first proposed to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to create an alliance during a visit to Kyiv in early April. Johnson pointed out that it should include those states that are “united in distrust of Brussels”; and reactions to the start of a military operation by Russia: Great Britain, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, later Turkey may join the association.

These states will be united by a “zealous defense of national sovereignty,” a liberal approach to the economy, and a determination to “be as uncompromising as possible to the military threat from Moscow,” Corriere della Sera sources say.

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According to them, the Ukrainian authorities have not yet voiced a clear position on this initiative, the newspaper writes, Zelensky intends to wait for the summit on June 23, at which the EU countries will consider the country's application for candidate member status.

The European Union and Ukraine signed an association agreement in 2014, since 2019 the Ukrainian Constitution has enshrined the desire to join the EU and NATO. Zelensky applied to join the European Union a few days after the start of Russia's special operation, on February 28, calling for its approval “immediately”.

The process of Ukraine's accession to the European Union could take years, warned German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. French President Emmanuel Macron conceded that it would take decades. “Let's be honest, the European Union cannot be the only means of structuring the European continent,” — he noted at the same time. A number of European countries have adopted a position of “strategic uncertainty” on the issue of Kyiv's application, said the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Kuleba, “surrogates for the status of a candidate for the EU”; Ukrainians are not satisfied.

The Russian authorities expressed doubt that Ukraine's accession to the European Union would be “harmless”. As Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov explained, this attitude is due to the fact that the EU “from a constructive economic platform, as which it was created, has turned into an aggressive militant player who declares his ambitions far beyond the European continent.”

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Leonid Slutsky became the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party

Slutsky's candidacy was approved unanimously. He said that the party's strategy is expected to be modified in the direction of social policy, “in the direction of the people.” In 2018, three journalists accused Slutsky of harassment Slutsky became the leader of the LDPR” />

Leonid Slutsky

Leonid Slutsky, head of the LDPR faction and chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, became the leader of the party, this decision was made by its members at the congress, according to the LDPR Telegram channel.

“Leonid Slutsky unanimously 86-0 was elected the new chairman of the LDPR”,— said in the message.

After the election, Slutsky announced a “modification” party strategy, indicating that the Liberal Democratic Party will strengthen social policy, RIA Novosti reports. He said: “The strategy will remain the same, but it will be somehow modified, it will increase in the direction of the people.”

Slutsky's candidacy as chairman of the party was proposed by the Khabarovsk governor Mikhail Degtyarev, the deputy became the only candidate on the ballot to this post. The deputy took the post of head of the LDPR faction in the State Duma on May 18.

Former LDPR leader and founder Vladimir Zhirinovsky died on April 6 after a long battle with the consequences of the coronavirus, he was 75 years old. Slutsky then became the acting head of the faction.

RBC's source in the Liberal Democratic Party said that the party discussed various candidates for the post of Zhirinovsky even before his illness, “just in case,” and the final decision was planned to be made only after consultations with the Kremlin. Slutsky, Degtyarev, Zhirinovsky's son Igor Lebedev, deputies Andrei Lugovoy and Alexei Didenko were then considered among the possible leaders of the party.

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In February 2018, Slutsky was accused of sexual harassment by BBC journalist Farida Rustamova, who published a recording of a conversation with a deputy in his office, a producer of the Dozhd TV channel; Daria Zhuk and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the RTVi TV channel Ekaterina Kotrikadze. They demanded that the Duma ethics commission review the deputy's actions.

The commission did not find “behavioral violations” in him. Rustamova then said that she did not expect a different result. She is sure that the commission did not study the complaint. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov considered the accusations “a tribute to fashion” and an attempt to “keep up with the bacchanalia that is now happening in America.”

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Putin wished two governors success in the elections

The heads of Adygea and Karelia, Murat Kumpilov and Artur Parfenchikov, respectively, expire this year. Putin wished them success in their “iteration” as heads of the republics and continued work

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the heads of Adygea and Karelia Murat Kumpilov and Artur Parfenchikov, whose terms of office expire in autumn, and approved continuation of their work in posts. Transcripts of both meetings are posted on the Kremlin website.

“I want to thank you for this work and wish you success,”— Putin said to Kumpilov. The head of state noted “many positive, very stable trends” in the development of the region, for example, an increase in gross domestic product and an increase in industrial production.

Putin also wished Parfenchikov to continue his work as the leader of Karelia. “I hope that your experience as the head of the region will positively affect the results of your next iteration as the head of the republic,” — he said.

Both Kumpilov and Parfenchikov have been in office since 2017, with their terms expiring in September. In Adygea, the head of the republic is elected by the local State Council from among three candidates selected by the president. In Karelia, the governor is directly elected by the residents of the region.

On the Single Voting Day (UDV) on September 11, gubernatorial elections will be held in 15 regions of the country, including in 14 they will be direct.

< p> In April, RBC sources reported that the authorities are considering, instead of direct elections, the possibility of electing governors through local legislative assemblies (as, for example, in Adygea). In Russia, it was already canceled in 2004, but in 2012, direct elections of the heads of regions were returned.

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The next day on this proposal answered the Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrew Turchak. He pointed out that “under no circumstances” one cannot deprive the people of the right to be “the source of power in Russia” and therefore elections “should be held.” RBC sources confirmed that the authorities have decided to hold elections in the EDG.

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Latvia to close embassy office in Kaliningrad on May 30

Due to the closure of the office of the Latvian Embassy in Kaliningrad, it has stopped providing consular services and accepting visa applications. Earlier, the republic lowered the level of diplomatic relations with Russia

Embassy of Latvia in Kaliningrad

The office of the consular department of the Latvian Embassy will close in Kaliningrad on May 30, according to the website of the diplomatic mission.

In this regard, the provision of consular services and the acceptance of visa applications have been suspended. To obtain consular assistance, the office was asked to contact the Latvian Embassy in Moscow.

A new round of tension in relations between Russia and the Baltic countries began at the end of February, after Russia recognized the DPR and LPR and began special operations in Ukraine.

Latvia and Lithuania lowered the level of diplomatic relations with Russia, Vilnius also recalled its ambassador from the country. Latvia in mid-March expelled three employees of the Russian diplomatic mission, in early April— 13 more, and then announced a decision to close the Russian consulates in Daugavpils and Liepaja.

The Russian Foreign Ministry promised to respond to these actions “appropriately”. The agency expelled three Latvian diplomats and also announced the closure of the Latvian Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the consulate in Pskov. In May, they stopped working.

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Stoltenberg supported Turkey in demands to Sweden and Finland

When an ally raises a problem, it must be addressed, Stoltenberg said. Earlier, Turkey opposed the entry of Sweden and Finland into the alliance and put forward a number of demands against them

Jens Stoltenberg

Sweden and Finland are unlikely to become candidates for joining the alliance at the upcoming NATO summit if they do not fulfill Turkey's demands, Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the alliance, said, TRT TV channel reports.

“No one has suffered from terrorist attacks as much as Turkey. Turkey— an important ally, and when an ally raises a problem, it needs to be addressed. That's how it's always been done, — he said.

In particular, the NATO Secretary General recalled, due to the Greek veto, it took more than ten years for North Macedonia to join the alliance, but in the end the problem “was resolved”.

The NATO summit will take place in Madrid from 28 to 30 June. Sweden and Finland will be able to participate as invited countries, Stoltenberg said. However, if they do not meet Turkey's demands by June 28, they are unlikely to be candidate countries for the upcoming summit, he said. this is the time, — added the Secretary General.

Last week, Sweden and Finland applied to join NATO. The decision of the authorities of these countries was explained by changes in the security sphere after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine. They stressed that this decision was not directed against Russia and was taken only to ensure their own security.

Turkey opposed the membership of Sweden and Finland. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized these countries for “supporting terrorists” from PKK (PKK) and the imposition of sanctions against the republic.

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On May 25, delegations from Sweden, Finland and Turkey held talks in Ankara. According to Erdogan's press secretary Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey conveyed its demands to the countries. According to Sabah, Ankara is seeking to have Helsinki and Stockholm designate the PKK and its offshoots as terrorists, refuse to admit PKK members to parliaments, and expedite the procedure for extradition of “terrorists”. In addition, she demanded the “immediate removal” of sanctions against the military-industrial complex, reports Kalyn Milliyet.

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Sandu called on the prosecutor’s office not to play politics in the Dodon case

Sandu expressed hope that the prosecutor's office does not take part in anyone's political games, and the investigation will be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the law

Igor Dodon in the building of the Chisinau district court

The Moldovan prosecutor's office should investigate the case of ex-president Igor Dodona without abuse and participation in political games, the current president of the country, Maia Sandu, said at a briefing, according to the local newspaper NewsMaker.

“I really hope that the prosecutor's office is not engaged in political games either on someone else's initiative, or on their own initiative <…>. I think that in this case, the prosecutor's office needs to investigate how this case was conducted, what happened on Tuesday and Monday. Second: the leaks to the press are alarming, and I believe that the explanations of the prosecutor's office to me and the citizens are not enough, — said Sandu.

The prosecutor's office promised to investigate the leak of information on the Dodon case in the media. The department assured that the source of the leak was not persons from among those involved in the investigation, Point points out.

She pointed out that “the political game, abuse, violation of the law will lead to discrediting the prosecutor's office, reforms and our European course. The President added that she wants to see in the country “an independent, professional judiciary, which, first of all, respects the law.”

Sandu called corruption a serious problem. “Because of corruption, we have become poor, we have a weak state, undermined by these corrupt groups, so many people left the country,” — the head of state pointed out, commenting on the case of Dodon, who is also accused of taking a bribe.

Igor Dodon, who adhered to a pro-Russian course, was detained on May 24. On May 26, the court arrested him for 30 days.

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A criminal case against Dodon was opened on May 18 because of a video that was published by ex-deputy of the Moldovan parliament Iurie Renita in 2020. On it, the former head of the Democratic Party of the country, Plahotniuc, and his deputy, Sergei Yaralov, hand over to Dodon a package, in which, according to Renita, there was a large amount of money.

Dodon and Plahotniuc discuss the creation of in the coalition parliament, which had a constitutional majority. According to TV-8, Dodon said that he “constantly writes notes to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” without explaining their content.

The detained ex-president, commenting on the case, he called it political and fabricated by order of Sandu. The Kremlin said it was alarmed by the persecution applied to supporters of cooperation with Russia, but considers the situation an internal affair of the republic.

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Zelensky urged to “face the realities” because of the conversation with Putin

Ukrainians do not seek negotiations between Putin and Zelensky, but this should be achieved, according to Kyiv. In April, the Ukrainian authorities said that the background for negotiations was spoiled by the events in Bucha, Moscow considers them a provocation

Vladimir Zelensky

Ukrainians do not crave a conversation between President Vladimir Zelensky and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, however, such a conversation is needed, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a heart-to-heart forum hosted by the Indonesian Foreign Policy Community (FPCI). The broadcast was conducted on YouTube.

“There is something to discuss with the Russian leader. I can't tell you that our people yearn for my conversation with them, but we must face the realities in which we live,— Zelensky said (quote from Reuters).

According to him, from such a meeting, Kyiv wants to achieve the return of “the life of a sovereign country within its territory.”

Zelensky also said that ” with honor and joy accepts an invitation from Indonesian President Joko Widodo to attend the G20 summit in November 2022, Medcom reported. “We must not allow large-scale famine,” & mdash; he added.

Zelensky has repeatedly said that he is ready for personal negotiations with Putin, noting that the conversation should take place without intermediaries. “Only with him. Without any intermediaries. And on the terms of dialogue, and not on the terms of ultimatums, — emphasized the President of Ukraine. He added later that the question would have to be discussed by one— cessation of hostilities.

The Kremlin noted that they did not refuse the possibility of a meeting of the presidents, but first a specific document should be prepared, which they would approve during the meeting. The representative of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov added that under other conditions the meeting “is hardly possible.”

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The negotiation process between the parties has been going on since the end of February. The delegations of Moscow and Kyiv met three times in Belarus, a meeting was held in Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, at which the parties achieved the greatest progress, Kyiv conveyed its proposals to resolve the situation. It took place at the end of March.

After the events in Bucha, the Ukrainian authorities said that the incident had influenced the course of the negotiations and “left a certain imprint.” “Ukrainian society is now much more negative about any negotiation concept that concerns Russia,” — Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, explained. Putin also spoke about the impact of these events on the negotiations, he considers the events in Bucha a “provocation”.

The head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, said later that Moscow sent response documents, but received no reaction. In his opinion, the Ukrainian authorities decided to “freeze” negotiation process.

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China closed the sky for Boeing and Airbus Russian airlines

Russian airlines were unable to provide data that imported aircraft were officially deregistered abroad, a source told RBC. Since March, Russia has been allowed to register rights to foreign aircraft on lease

China closed its airspace for Boeing and Airbus aircraft of Russian air carriers registered in two jurisdictions, two sources told RBC.

The fact that China made such a decision was also previously reported by Global Link Logistics with reference to the country's aviation authorities, the Telegram channel “All about customs and foreign economic activity” broadcast. Another logistics operator, Optimalog, reported that it had received information about the cancellation of all flights of Aviastar Tu airlines. and iFly from China. In informal comments he cited, it was said that the planes “stopped meeting ICAO/IATA requirements”, “there are no permissions to use the air corridors.”

One of RBC's sources explains the ban by the fact that in May, the Chinese aviation authorities asked all airlines, not only Russian ones, to update electronic dossiers (portfolios; they contain information about aircraft, airline owners, ground handling contracts). Requesting such portfolios— standard procedure, the interlocutor points out. But recently in China, adjustments have been made to it.

Russian carriers flying to China have updated the information. But the Chinese authorities have requested confirmation that the imported aircraft of Russian carriers have been officially deregistered abroad. The airlines could not provide such documents. Therefore, the Chinese aviation authorities, in compliance with international aviation legislation, refused to fly on such aircraft.

According to the source, now the requirements for “cleanliness” Aircraft from the point of view of registration are presented by other countries. As an example, the interlocutor cited Turkey, which denies permission for flights to or through its airspace to “dual-registration” aircraft. (aircraft compulsorily registered in Russia).

Another interlocutor of RBC in a Russian airline confirmed that without a certificate of deregistration, aircraft are not allowed to fly to China.

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The representative of the Federal Air Transport Agency declined to comment. RBC sent inquiries to the press service of the Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (СAAC) and representatives of Aviastar-TU.

In iFly, which operated cargo flights to China on Airbus , declined to comment.

Since the end of February, Western countries have imposed a number of sanctions against the Russian aviation industry. The European Union has banned Russian aircraft from using its airspace, and has also stopped deliveries of aircraft and spare parts to the country. In addition, the EU has obliged leasing companies to terminate contracts with Russian carriers. As part of the sanctions, lessors began to arrest liners of Russian airlines abroad, in connection with which they began to cancel international flights.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about the termination of leasing aircraft, said that Western countries deceived Russian partners, in “unilaterally refusing to fulfill its obligations.” As a measure to support the industry, he allowed the registration in Russia of foreign ships that are on lease. The issuance of Russian certificates will make it possible to use them, among other things, on flights within the country.

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Tokayev called on the EAEU to create conditions for the relocation of companies due to sanctions

Foreign companies cannot ignore the advantages of the location of the EAEU countries and the potential of the 180 million consumer market, President of Kazakhstan Tokayev emphasized

Kasym-Zhormat Tokayev

In the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), it is necessary to create comfortable conditions for the relocation of foreign companies, taking into account the sanctions context. This was stated by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council (SEEC).


“Even the world's giants are well aware of the advantages of the geo-economic location of the Eurasian Economic Union, moreover it is impossible to ignore the potential of our 180 million consumer market, — he emphasized.

Tokayev urged to speed up the completion of joint projects of the countries — members of the EAEU and start new investment projects, improve “high-speed transcontinental corridors” to ensure global competitiveness.

In his opinion, it is necessary to direct common efforts towards the dynamic development of trade and economic cooperation, which will become “a guarantee of collective immunity in the face of global challenges.

The President of Kazakhstan also considered the sanctions confrontation unprecedented.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, in turn, stressed that “life dictates the need to create a truly barrier-free, single market in the EurAsEC space.” He expressed confidence that closer integration will allow the participating countries to become economically stronger and less dependent on external conditions.

“The advantages of the integration course are especially obvious now, in the current difficult international situation, in the face of practically aggression from some states that are unfriendly to us,” — he noted.

According to him, the EAEU countries are actively negotiating a full-fledged free trade agreement with Iran. The President of Russia also proposed to start negotiations on a free trade agreement with Indonesia and to study the issue of concluding a preferential trade agreement with the UAE. members of the Customs Union and the Common Economic Space signed the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union. Prior to that, in February 2012, the Eurasian Economic Commission began its work.

The members of the Union are Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is chairing the union this year. Free movement of goods, services, capital and labor is ensured between countries, as well as the conduct of a coordinated, coordinated or unified policy in the sectors of the economy.

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Johnson announced tangible progress of the Russian operation in the Donbass

The British Prime Minister acknowledged in an interview that Russia is making progress in conducting a military special operation in the Donbass. Boris Johnson considers it necessary to increase military assistance to Ukraine and put multiple launch rocket systems there jpg” alt=”Johnson announced tangible progress in the Russian operation in Donbass” />

The Russian armed forces are making slow but tangible progress in the Donbass, the Ukrainian side needs military support and the supply of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with Bloomberg.

“Russian military continue to bite into the ground in the Donbass and make slow but, I fear, tangible progress. That is why it is absolutely and vital that we continue to provide military assistance to the Ukrainians,— recognized by the prime minister.

As a measure of military support, Johnson did not rule out the supply of multiple launch rocket systems to Kyiv, which had not previously been supplied to Ukraine. “MLRS will help them [the Ukrainian military] defend themselves against extremely hard strikes from Russian artillery, that’s what the world should be striving for now,” — urged the British Prime Minister.

He also described how, in his opinion, the settlement of the situation with Ukraine could be. “The only way to put an end to this” it is [Vladimir] Putin's admission that <…> The denazification of Ukraine has taken place, and he can leave with dignity and honor. I think he has the political wiggle room to put an end to this,— Johnson expressed hope, emphasizing that, having said these words, he himself does not share the assertions of the Russian side about the presence of Nazis in Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the Russian military special operation in Ukraine, Western countries and NATO have refrained from supplying Kyiv with heavy weapons, fearing to provoke a negative reaction from Moscow. The first deliveries of such equipment began only in the second half of April, although the Ukrainian leadership asked for them from the very beginning of the special operation.

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SkyNews cites a certificate stating that the American self-propelled MLRS M270 is capable of firing up to 12 tactical missiles in less than 60 seconds, and its accuracy is maintained in all modes, since a computer monitors retargeting after each shot. Depending on the ammunition used, the M270 can hit targets at a distance of up to 300 km, which, as the TV channel notes, “will significantly increase the firing range of the Ukrainian artillery forces.”

The issue of the supply of MLRS to Ukraine began to be discussed in the US administration. Pentagon officials met with the CEO of Lockheed Martin last week to discuss the supply and ramp-up of multiple launch rocket systems, according to a CNN source at the White House on May 27.

Representatives of the Ukrainian leadership and President Volodymyr Zelensky have previously stated that their country needs M142 and M270 multiple launch rocket systems. However, the Biden administration refused for several weeks amid fears expressed in the National Security Council that Ukraine could use weapons to shell Russian territory. Another reason why the United States was in no hurry to transfer the MLRS, & mdash; doubts whether Washington can afford to give away so many high-end weapons from military stocks.

Politico wrote that in response to requests from Kyiv, in recent months the United States has supplied Ukraine with old Soviet-era Soviet-era missile systems stored in allied warehouses.

At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.

Moscow has warned that the supply of weapons by Western countries to Ukraine, the charges of which are capable of reaching the territory of Russia, will lead to an escalation. Moscow considers “inflating” arms supplies to Ukraine; at the same time, the Kremlin said that they would not prevent Russia from achieving the goals of the military operation. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also warned that the Russian military would consider any shipments in Ukraine that Russia considers to be foreign arms supplies as legitimate targets.

The minister also pointed out that Western arms supplies to Ukraine are bringing the situation closer to a war” with Russia. “If NATO, in fact, goes to war with Russia through a proxy and arms this proxy, then in war as in war,” — Lavrov said at the end of April. He later stated that the West had declared “total hybrid war” on Russia. and Moscow accepts this challenge.

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Putin awarded the rank of Colonel-General of Police to the head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs

Alkhanov visited Chechen fighters participating in a Russian special operation in Ukraine in March. In 2017, he threatened to sue Novaya Gazeta for reporting on the torture of gays in Chechnya. He has headed the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs since 2014


People’s militia will be created in Belarus

Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin promised to create a people's militia in the country According to the head of the defense department Viktor Khrenin, the country has enough people and weapons for this. The authorities still need to agree on technical issues and introduce the definition of the people's militia into the legislation alt=”A people's militia will be created in Belarus” />

The Belarusian authorities intend to form a people's militia in the country. This was stated to journalists by Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin.

“At yesterday’s meeting, within the framework of correcting the issues of clarifying the development of the armed forces, the commander-in-chief was given the task, among other things, of creating a people’s militia in the country. This question, we see, is really important, — said the minister during the annual meeting “Military security and defense of the state”.

According to Khrenin, there are enough resources in Belarus to create a new type of military formations, and the issue of creating a people's militia will be resolved after the legislative registration of this initiative. “We have both people and weapons for this. We need to resolve certain issues, formalize it in law. But the most important thing that we must understand is — this is that the number of defenders of our Motherland will increase many times, — minister added.

On March 11, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, said that his country was “prepared for an attack” and said that he had brought a corresponding map with him. “Now I will show you where the attack on Belarus was prepared from. And if six hours before the operation there had not been a preventive strike on the positions— four positions, I'll show you now, I brought the card— they attacked our troops, Belarus and Russia, who were in the exercises, & mdash; said Lukashenka.

On May 5, the Belarusian General Staff announced that NATO had doubled its military contingent in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, and strike groups could be created on the basis of units near the borders of Belarus and Russia as soon as possible. According to Minsk, a group of 37.5 thousand people was deployed to the eastern flank of the alliance.

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After that, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced the creation of a new operational command in the armed forces in the southern direction. He explained that Minsk also expects pressure from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, in particular with the help of NATO troops stationed there, and by maintaining the escalation of hostilities in Ukraine. Lukashenka said that he was offered to create a new operational command in the southern direction last year, but “the changing situation prompted Minsk to think that the structure must be created immediately.”

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VTsIOM reported an increase in Russians’ confidence in Putin to 81.3%

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The level of confidence of Russian citizens in President Vladimir Putin for the week from May 16 to 22 rose to 81.3%, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is trusted by 63.8%. Such data was provided by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM).

“To a direct question about trust in Vladimir Putin, 81.3% of respondents answered positively (growth by 0.6 percentage points per week), Mikhail Mishustin— 63.8% (an increase of 2.6 percentage points in a week), [to the leader of the Communist Party] Gennady Zyuganov— 30.4% (decrease by 2 percentage points in a week), [the head of the Duma faction «Fair Russia— For the truth”] to Sergei Mironov” 29.5% of respondents (no change, 0 pp for the week), [the head of the New People faction] in the Duma] Alexei Nechaev— 9.7% (growth by 0.4 p.p. per week)»,— survey materials.

In general, the rate of approval of Putin's activities among Russians amounted to 78.4%, having increased by 0.7 percentage points over the week. The levels of positive assessment of the work of the prime minister and the government last week amounted to 52.5% (plus 2.4 percentage points) and 52.3% (plus 0.1 percentage points), respectively.

Level support of the party “United Russia” in the country amounted to 41.2% (an increase of 0.7 percentage points), the Communist Party of the Russian Federation— 11.2% (growth by 0.5 p.p.), Liberal Democratic Party— 8.4% (decrease by 0.3 p.p.), Fair Russia— Patriots— For the truth»— 5.7% (growth by 0.1 p.p.) and “New People”— 4.5% (down 0.1 p.p.).

The survey was conducted by telephone interview on a random sample of landline and mobile numbers. 1.6 thousand people took part in it.

April 1, VTsIOM reported on the level of trust in Putin at 81%. Then the average weekly level of confidence in the president also increased— by 0.4 p.p.

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In March 2014, during the annexation of Crimea, Putin's rating among Russians averaged May of the same year— already 86.2%.

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China bans Russian Boeings from flying through its territory

Aliexpress may have problems.

The media got a document for Russian airlines from China, which banned Boeing from flying through the country. Later, the Celestial Empire clarified that it was possible to fly in transit.

As it turned out, the problems arose due to the double registration of Boeings. For many, this is Bermuda – Russia.

According to the Baza Telegram channel, airlines could fulfill the requirement, but only lessors can exclude countries from registration, and they are in Russian Boeings – support sanctions.

In particular, all Boeing cargo airlines are leased. For example, the Aviastar company, which is a partner of the Russian Post and Aliexpress, may suffer.

There are five Boeings in the carrier's fleet, they made 20-25 flights to China and back a week, transported 700 tons of goods per week.

At the moment, Aviastar will have to build other logistics or use its own Tu, which have been in use for a long time. In addition, these aircraft cannot carry the required volumes.

By the way, RBC reports that initially China demanded that Russian carriers update the electronic dossier – it contains information about aircraft, owners, and ground handling contracts.

The People's Republic of China also demanded to indicate that imported aircraft were deregistered abroad.

When Russia was unable to provide documents, China refused to fly it.

The same requirements began to be made Turkey – it bans dual-registration flights.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Vladimir Putin allowed the registration of rights to foreign aircraft leased by Russian airlines. The President of the Russian Federation signed the relevant law.