The manufacturer of Sputnik V promised to eliminate the delay in deliveries abroad

Zdelays in the supply of the second dose of the drug will be eliminated in August, and in September, the production capacity of Sputnik V abroad will be doubled. The supply problems were reported by the authorities of Guatemala and Argentina

The manufacturer of the V Satellite has promised to eliminate the delay in deliveries abroad

Delays in the supply of the second component of the Russian coronavirus vaccine “Sputnik V” to foreign countries will be completely eliminated in August due to an increase in production capacity. This is stated in the statement of the manufacturers of the drug, published on the vaccine’s website.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed agreements with manufacturers in 14 countries, and in September production capacities will be doubled thanks to a partnership with the Serum Institute of India and other organizations.

The Russian side also said that it will accelerate work with other manufacturers on the combined use of the vaccine. Within its framework, foreign companies will be offered the first component of the V Satellite or the one-component Light Satellite.

The statement also says that the demand for the Russian vaccine in the world remains high due to the effectiveness and safety of the drug and the absence of serious side effects.

The Argentine authorities, in particular, reported on the delays in the delivery of batches of the V Satellite. In July, the newspaper La Nacion published a letter from the adviser to the President of the country, Cecilia Niccolini, to the first Deputy Director General of the RDIF, Anatoly Braverman. In it, Niccolini described the supply situation as “critical”. According to her, the authoritiesOn July 10 or 11, at least 1 million doses of the second component of the vaccine were expected to be delivered in order to vaccinate elderly Argentines. However, the letter said, the batch arrived only on July 13 and in the amount of 550 thousand doses. In total, according to the adviser, the country did not receive in July 5.5 million doses of the first component of the V Satellite and 13.1 million of the second.

In response, the RDIF said that they are actively working to continue uninterrupted supplies of the vaccine, and in September its production will increase. Presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov,in turn, pointed out that the priority for the Russian authorities remains to meet the demand for the vaccine from the Russians themselves, but the obligations to supply abroad will be fulfilled.

The problems with the supply of the drug were also reported by the authorities of Guatemala, the country offered to revise the terms of the contract. In April, the Ministry of Health of Guatemala agreed with Russia to supply 16 million doses of the V Satellite, the authorities paid an advance of about 6 billion rubles, which is 50% of the purchase of the entire batch. As of the end of June, only 150 thousand doses of the vaccine were delivered. Russian representatives assured that new batches of the vaccine will arrive in the republic in the near future. At the end of July, the Government of Guatemala signed a new contract with RDIF.

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Putin approved the agreement on dual citizenship with South Ossetia

The agreement itself has not yet been signed. Russia has signed a similar document only with Tajikistan

 Putin approved the agreement on dual citizenship with South Ossetia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a preliminary agreement on dual citizenship between Russia and South Ossetia, according to an order published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

“To accept the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, agreed with the interested federal executive authorities, on signing an agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia on the settlement of issues of dual citizenship. To approve the draft agreement previously worked out with the South Ossetian side, ” the document says.

According to the first article of the agreement, ” citizens of one party have the right to acquire the citizenship of the other party without renouncing their existing citizenship of this party.” In addition, people who have dual citizenship undergo military service where they live permanently at the time of conscription, and those who have previously completed military service are exempt from conscription.

“A person who is a citizen of both parties enjoys the rights to social security, education, and medical care in accordance with the legislation of the party in whose territory he/she permanently resides,” the document noted.

The agreement will be valid for five years and will be automatically extended for subsequent five-year periods, unless one of the parties notifies six months in advance of its desire to suspend its operation.

According to Russian legislation, Russian citizens who also have another citizenship are considered by the Russian Federation only as their own citizens, with the exception of cases provided for by international treaties and federal laws. The corresponding agreement, according to which each of the parties recognizes the right of its citizens to acquire, without losing its citizenship, the passport of the other party, is valid for Russia only with Tajikistan. In addition, the citizenship of a foreign state in Russia is prohibited for the president of the country, the chairman of the government, ministers, deputies, senators and members of the Security Council.

In 2014, Russia adopted a law on mandatory notification of second citizenship. The following year, 900 thousand Russians announced the presence of a second passport: the majority reported citizenship of the United States, Great Britain and Israel.

In January last year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that in 2020, more than 560 thousand foreign citizens received Russian citizenship, which is 32% more than a year earlier. So, in 2019, 497.8 thousand people received citizenship, and in 2018-269.4 thousand. According to the statistics of the Ministry, most of the applicants are Russiancitizenship & mdash; Ukrainians. In total, since the beginning of 2016, more than 676 thousand citizens of Ukraine have received it. This is 46.6% of all foreign citizens who decided to get a Russian passport. Next came the natives of Kazakhstan (12.9%), Tajikistan (10%) and Armenia (7.2%).

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Estonia has allowed the closure of part of the border

The Estonian authorities have developed three action plans in case of a migration crisis, one of them implies the closure of the southern border with Latvia

 Estonia has allowed the closure of part of the border

Estonia is ready for a possible migration crisis at the border, similar to the one that has developed in Lithuania (the country previously declared a state of emergency due to the influx of illegal migrants from Belarus). This was stated by Interior Minister Kristjan Jaan, reports ERR.

According to the Interior Minister, the authorities have prepared three action plans that will be applied depending on the complexity of the situation. One of them is to close the external borders.

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“The Police and Border Guard Department, together with several partners, has been developing a plan for resolving the emergency situation for a long time in case people start to enter the Estonian state through the external border in large numbers and illegally (Estonia borders Russia in the east, Latvia in the south).& mdash; RBC)», & mdash; explained Jaan. He added that the authorities are ready to close the border with Latvia if the current situation is considered “the most extreme”. The minister did not specify the details of other plans.

Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab said that the Estonian government has granted the Police and Border Guard Department the right to act in case of a crisis at the border. “It will not be possible to catch us by surprise with this. We have made all the necessary preparations; the relevant structures have analyzed all possible situations, ” he noted.

The number of illegal migrants arriving in Lithuania from the territory of Belarus increased this spring. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said earlier that in response to European sanctions due to the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk, his country will no longer help the EU in the fight against illegal migration. In early July, Vilnius declared a state of emergency.

The head of the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry, Gabrielius Landsbergis, accused Minsk that Belarus deliberately lets migrants through its border in order to put pressure on Lithuania due to the fact that Vilnius provides asylum to opposition-minded Belarusians. Lithuania also announced plans to build a wall on a particularly critical section of the border with a length of 30 km. Following Lithuania, Latvia also announced the strengthening of control at the border.

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Lev Shlosberg was reinstated in the elections to the Pskov Assembly of Deputies

LLev Shlosberg and Nikolai Kuzmin were returned to the list of candidates for the Pskov Regional Assembly from Yabloko. The election commission explained the restoration by the fact that the court’s decision to recognize the FBK as an extremist organization has not yet entered into force

 Lev Shlosberg was reinstated in the elections to the Pskov Assembly of Deputies

Lev Shlosberg

The Election Commission of the Pskov Region has amended the resolution on the registration of the Yabloko party list and reinstated Lev Shlosberg and Nikolai Kuzmin in the elections to the Pskov Regional Assembly of Deputies, it follows from the message of the election commission.

The reason for the review was that the decision of the Moscow City Court to recognize the FBK (included in the list of foreign agents, recognized as an extremist organization and banned in Russia) as an extremist organization did not enter into legal force, the commission noted.

“Taking into account that the decision of the Moscow City Court on the liquidation of the non-profit organization “Anti-Corruption Fund”, a non-profit organization “Foundation for the Protection of Citizens ‘Rights” (FZPG; legal entity FBK, recognized as a foreign agent, is prohibited in Russia. & mdash; RBC), on the prohibition of the activities of the public movement “Navalny’s Headquarters” (recognized as an extremist organization, banned in Russia. & mdash; RBC), which is referred to in its letter of 29.07.2021 by the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation for the Pskov region, has not entered into legal force, the election commission of the Pskov region decided to amend the resolution of the regional election Commission of August 3, 2021 No. 179/983-6, ” the message says.

According to the changes, the registered list of candidates for deputies of the regional parliament from the Yabloko party now includes 42 people.

RBC has asked Lev Shlosberg for a comment.

On August 3, the election commission of the Pskov Region refused to register members of the Yabloko party Lev Shlosberg and Nikolai Kuzmin as candidates for the regional Duma. The election commission motivated the withdrawal from the elections by the fact that it established the involvement of candidates in the activities of a public association carrying out extremist activities, namely the FBK (recognized as an extremist organization).

On this day, Shlosberg was registered as a candidate for the 207th Khovrin single-mandate district and given a certificate. “As far as I understand, a certain legal provocation was committed in Pskov, which we will deal with,” Shlosberg told RBC and added that he was going to appeal the decision.

On June 9, the Moscow City Court recognized the Alexey Navalny Anti-Corruption Fund, as well as the Citizens ‘ Rights Protection Fund and the opposition leader’s headquarters as extremist organizations. The defense appealed the decision, it will come into force only after the appeal is considered by the court of appeal, it is scheduled for August 4.

Vladimir Putin signed the law on the prohibition of running for those involved in extremism on June 4. Referring to the law, the election commission removed Ilya Yashin from the elections to the Moscow City Duma, refused to open an election account to the ex-head of the Moscow headquarters of Navalny Oleg Stepanov. On the basis of information from the Ministry of Justice about involvement in extremism, the nomination of Irina Fatyanova, the ex-coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in St. Petersburg, and Sergey Ukhov, the ex-coordinator of the Perm headquarters, who planned to run for the Duma, was also canceled.

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RDIF responded to the words about the lack of data for the registration of Sputnik V

Fond called the statement of the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen about the lack of sufficient data on the safety of the Russian vaccine politicized. The process of approval of Sputnik V by the European regulator in the RDIF was evaluated positively

 RDIF responded to the words about the lack of data for the registration of the V Satellite

Statements by representatives of the European Commission about the lack of sufficient data for the approval of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus “Sputnik V” are politicized and cause regret. This is stated in the comments of the representative of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), published in the Telegram channel of the vaccine.

“Earlier, some EU representatives have already stated that there is no need for the vaccine “Sputnik V” in the EU, and also spread false information about the Russian vaccine, ” the fund noted, adding that the RDIF and the Gamalei Center, which developed the drug, have repeatedly refuted this information.

The Foundation positively assessed the approval process of the drug at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). All data on clinical trials were transferred as part of the GCP (good clinical practice) inspection, according to the results of which the European regulator left a positive review, the RDIF added.

On August 4, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said in an interview with the German agency RND that the situation around the V Satellite had calmed down. According to her, so far the manufacturer has not provided sufficient data that would confirm the safety of the vaccine.

In response, the RDIF indicated that the safety and effectiveness of the V Satellite were confirmed by the regulators of 69 countries in which the drug was registered. Mass vaccination in Russia, Argentina, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates and other countries showed that the Russian vaccine did not cause serious side effects, such as brain vein thrombosis or myocarditis, the representative of the fund said.

In July, Reuters, citing sources, wrote that the developer did not provide the necessary data on the compliance of the main cell bank (Master Cell Bank) with one of the EU regulations. According to the agency, the inspectors had questions about the reporting forms about the negative consequences after vaccination during the trials.It is unclear how the scientists tracked the results in people who received a placebo. Due to insufficient data, the approval process for the V Satellite has reached an impasse, the agency reported.

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The RDIF stated that the Reuters material contains gross errors and incorrect facts, and the agency’s employees “spread deliberately false and incorrect information”. The Fund also believes that the Russian drug has faced “pressure from the international pharmaceutical lobby”.

The head of the RDIF, Kirill Dmitriev, said that Russia is waiting for the approval of the V Satellite by the European regulator and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the autumn.

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The Parliament announced the resignation of the deputy dismissed Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

ButAnton Gerashchenko is the initiator of the creation of the Peacemaker website, he has worked with ex-Interior Minister Arsen Avakov since 2014, first as an adviser, and then as his deputy

 The Parliament announced the resignation of the deputy dismissed Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Anton Gerashchenko

The Ukrainian government has dismissed Anton Gerashchenko from the post of deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. This was announced by the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Alexey Goncharenko (the “European Solidarity” faction) in Telegram.

“The government dismissed Anton Yuryevich Gerashchenko from the post of Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine,” Goncharenko wrote.

Mary Hakobyan and Bogdan Drapiaty were appointed as the new deputy Ministers of Internal Affairs, the deputy added. At the time of publication, there were no reports from the Government of Ukraine about personnel changes.

Changes in the leadership of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry began in mid-July. Avakov, who retired, became the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in 2014 and led it under the governments of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vladimir Groisman, Alexey Goncharuk and Denis Shmygal. He wrote his resignation letter of his own volition on July 13. Avakov decided to leave after the request of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, Gerashchenko said. According to deputy Irina Vereshchuk, the president had “questions” because of the investigation of the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, which occurred in 2016. The new head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs was the deputy of the Rada Denis Monastyrsky.

Anton Gerashchenko has repeatedly acted as the speaker of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry on high-profile cases and situations,for example, it was he who reported that in September the Belarusian authorities forcibly expelled a group of oppositionists to Ukraine. Gerashchenko initiated the creation of the website “Peacemaker”, which publishes lists of “enemies of Ukraine”. In 2014, he was appointed adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, from 2014 to 2019 he was a deputy of the Rada (the Popular Front faction), and in 2019 he took the post of deputy Avakov.Instagram Live broadcasts and instant news on our Instagram

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Chubais warned about the change of the world’s elites due to the revolution in the energy sector

New technologies in the energy sector are a revolution that will form a new world elite of the XXI and XXII centuries, Anatoly Chubais believes. For Russia, the energy transition can become both a “unique blow” and a new opportunity

 Chubais warned about the change of world elites due to the revolution in energy

A new technological revolution in the next decade will lead to a global country regrouping, no later than the end of the 2020s a group of leaders will be formed who will go into isolation and form a new world elite of the XXI and probably XXII centuries, Anatoly Chubais, the special representative of the President of Russia for relations with international organizations, warned in a letter with a proposal to convene a confidential seminar to discuss this problem. RBC has read a copy of the letter. Its content was confirmed by a source of RBC, familiar with the agenda of this meeting, which was held at the end of June in a closed format.

According to Chubais, the Russian economy can expect a “unique” blow in connection with the new technological revolution in the world, but it also opens up new opportunities for the country.

“Due to the unique role of the fuel and energy complex in the Russian economy, its natural and technological potential and geographical location, the blow that will be dealt by this revolution to the Russian economy and the opportunities that open up to it at the same time will also be unique (in the country sense),” the letter says.

Chubais believes that the world economy has entered a period of technological revolution, ” comparable only to the processes of the late XVIII-early XIX centuries.” “I don’t mean the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is very popular,from my point of view, but the one called the global energy transition,” wrote Chubais.

In his opinion, the new industrial revolution is not much different from the predecessor of the industrial revolution of the XVIII-XIX centuries. There are no differences in the scale of coverage of the world economy, nor the degree of radicality. But it differs « in speed & mdash;it will only take about 30 & ndash;50 years», wrote Chubais.

According to RBC sources, in June, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin decided to create working groups “on adapting the Russian economy to the global energy transition” to reduce demand for traditional fuel against the background of the development of alternative energy.

The curator of the groups will be First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov. This decision was made against the background of China’s plans to combat climate change and radical EU initiatives to protect its market from “dirty” goods. “The task is to determine the risks and opportunities of global energy transition for the Russian economy, evaluate scenarios for all forks and work out the optimal one. It is important to ensure the collection of reliable data, coordination of departments, organizations and experts, ” a source close to the government described the work.

The interlocutors of RBC also said that over the past month, the government held a series of closed-door discussions about Russia’s preparation for the ongoing restructuring of the global economy in the direction of low-carbon development. The preliminary composition of the “climate” working groups was formed in the summer, and the deputy prime ministers held closed meetings at which they discussed the preliminary results of the analysis of risks and opportunities for Russia.

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The British military announced the release of a tanker in the Gulf of Oman

Sky News sources previously reported on the armed seizure of the Asphalt Princes tanker off the coast of the UAE. According to the Times, Iran could have been involved in the incident, Tehran denied such accusations

 The British military announced the release of a tanker in the Gulf of Oman

The armed men who seized the ship in the Gulf of Oman have left it, the incident is over. This was reported by the British Navy, the Associated Press reports.

The Royal Navy clarified that we are talking about a ship captured off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sky News sources previously reported on the seizure of the Asphalt Princess tanker, which flies the flag of Panama, near the coast of this state.

According to the TV channel’s interlocutors in the security agencies, a group of eight or nine armed people boarded the ship.

The Times wrote that Asphalt Princess is owned by Prime Tankers LLC. According to the newspaper’s sources in the British government, Iran or its allies may be involved in the incident with the tanker.

The British Organization for the Coordination of Maritime Trade Transport (UKMTO), which is part of the British Navy, reported an incident off the coast of the emirate of Fujairah. The UKMTO has qualified it as a “potential hijacking” of a vessel.

Later, the British magazine Lloyd & # 39;s List indicated that the Asphalt Princes tanker seized by armed men was heading towards Iran. This was confirmed by the data of the Marine Traffic vessel tracking service.

Sky News and the Associated Press also reported on August 3 that at least four ships off the coast of the UAE transmitted a warning that they had lost control of the controls under unclear circumstances. It was about the oil tankers Queen Ematha, which sails under the flag of Guyana, Golden Brilliant (Singapore), Jag Pooja (India) and Abyss (Vietnam).

The Iranian Foreign Ministry denied suggestions that the Iranian military could have boarded any ships in the Persian or Oman Gulfs. The official representative of the ministry, Said Khatibzadeh, warned that “false news” about Iran’s involvement may appear in the press. He called reports of consecutive incidents with ships in the Persian Gulf and the region as a whole extremely suspicious.Instagram Live broadcasts and instant news on our Instagram

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What happened to Navalny’s network of headquarters after it was recognized as extremist

Among the ex-heads of headquarters, 21% have emigrated, 29% are under investigation, 40% are engaged in their own projects and policies

 What happened to Navalny's network of headquarters after it was recognized as extremist

Emigration, arrests and fines

Three months have passed since the entry of Navalny’s Headquarters (their activities are prohibited on the territory of Russia) into the list of extremist organizations. The head of the network of headquarters, Leonid Volkov, disbanding them, said at the end of April that they were released “for free swimming”. RBC found out what happened since the dissolution.

By the time the website of Navalny’s headquarters was blocked, their number in the country reached 37. RBC spoke with 16 ex-coordinators, information about the remaining ones was collected from open sources, media publications, court cards, social networks. Judging by the data studied, two of the 37 in 2020 & ndash;2021 were not brought to administrative responsibility, 11 are under investigation.

The total term of administrative arrests that the ex-heads of the headquarters served for 2020 & ndash;2021 is 457 days. The longest administrative arrest— 102 days in 2021— was at the Kurgan coordinator Alexey Shvarts. (“I even sat out Navalny,” he told RBC.)

The total amount of fines issued is 4,158 million rubles, most of them are for claims for damages after the January rallies in support of Navalny. The former head of the staff in Krasnodar, Anastasia Panchenko, was fined 50 thousand rubles. in the case of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations. She posted a screenshot of “two persons, according to the external signs of the female sex,” who “carry out tactile touches with their lips to each other” on Instagram in storis (her lawyer reported this).

One of the coordinators, Andrey Borovikov from Arkhangelsk, was convicted in a case of distributing pornography due to the publication of a Rammstein clip, he is serving 2.5 years in a high-security colony.

Two & mdash; Moscow coordinator Oleg Stepanov and Alexey Vorsin from Khabarovsk & mdash; are under house arrest. The ex-head of the Murmansk headquarters, Violetta Grudina, who submitted documents for participation in the local City Council, was forcibly hospitalized in the Murmansk Regional Center for Specialized Types of Medical Care. She was placed there by a court decision for treatment for coronavirus, although the activist insists that she received negative tests for COVID-19. Eight more heads of headquarters emigrated to France, the USA, Germany and Turkey.

Three ex-heads of the headquarters spoke out against Alexey Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Fund (he was included in the list of foreign agents, recognized as an extremist organization and banned). So, the former head of the Saratov headquarters, Mikhail Murygin, said that it was almost impossible to work with Volkov. The former head of the staff in Nizhny Novgorod, Roman Tregubov, said in the winter of 2021 that he was resigning his powers, as he did not agree with the holding of uncoordinated rallies. He later denied his resignation, saying that the video was recorded under pressure.

Where the headquarters worked

The headquarters were in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Barnaul, Belgorod, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Lipetsk, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Penza, Perm, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saratov, Tambov, Tver, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk and Yaroslavl.

& laquo; Without the brand & laquo; Bulk»

15 ex-coordinators told RBC that they continue to engage in politics (two-Sergey Boyko from Novosibirsk and Ksenia Fadeeva from Tomsk-acting municipal deputies). Also, RBC referred to those who are engaged in politics as ex-coordinators who declared their desire to participate in regional or Duma elections in 2021, and those who intend to create new projects.

The former coordinator of the Moscow headquarters Oleg Stepanov and the Khabarovsk headquarters Alexey Vorsin spoke about their intentions to run for the State Duma. Later, Vorsin, who was under house arrest, refused to participate in the elections, and Stepanov could not open an election account, without which it is impossible to collect signatures.

Six ex-coordinators planned to be elected to regional parliaments or city dumas. On July 27, the nomination of Irina Fatyanova, already a registered candidate for the legislative Assembly, was canceled in St. Petersburg (she previously headed Navalny’s headquarters in St. Petersburg), on July 7, the ex-head of the staff in Perm, Sergei Ukhov, who ran for the City Duma, was removed from the election. Dmitry Tsibirev was not registered as a candidate of the Saratov City Duma, the former head of the staff in Cheboksary, Semyon Kochkin, has a similar situation.

In all cases, the election commissions explained the refusals by the connection of candidates with recognized extremist “Navalny’s Headquarters”: in early June, Vladimir Putin signed a law banning those involved in extremist and terrorist organizations from being elected.

After the adoption of this law, some of the former heads of headquarters abandoned the idea of running for office and decided to engage in their own projects. Ex-coordinator in Izhevsk Ivan Eliseev told RBC about the creation of a socio-political movement “Udmurtia against corruption”, whose participants will issueinvestigate corruption on YouTube and monitor public procurement. The association “Apoliticality is ruining”, created by ex-coordinator Maxim Klimov, operates in Belgorod. In a conversation with RBC, Klimov added that he is not going to leave politics and plans to make a “solo career of a regional politician without the brand “Navalny”.

The former head of the Volgograd headquarters, Yevgeny Kochegin, is working on the creation of a public movement. He calls the goal of the movement the fight against corruption and electoral fraud. “We are not going to get into trouble, but we need to do something,” he noted. The former coordinator in Kaliningrad, Maria Petukhova, noted that she plans to create a femm movement. A regional You-Tube project about civil initiatives will appear in Tver, former head of the regional headquarters Andrey Prokudin told RBC. Ksenia Seredkina, the former head of the headquarters in Rostov-on-Don, also told RBC about plans to launch her socio-political project.

Dmitry Tsibirev, a former Saratov coordinator, said that he helps Irina Fatyanova run a campaign in St. Petersburg, and after that he plans to return to Saratov and train election observers.

Problems after the dissolution of the headquarters

The difficulties of former staff members are rather psychological, says Andrey Prokudin. The ex-head of the Volgograd headquarters, Yevgeny Kochegin, agrees with him: “Many are afraid, the opposition has become underground. It was not clear what was next— to leave the country or not». Sergey Bespalov, who left Russia from Irkutskhe says that he is concerned about the fate of relatives and friends from among the ex-volunteers of the headquarters. In Barnaul, after closing, external surveillance was installed behind the headquarters, “not the entire quarter was cordoned off,” the ex-head of the region Vadim Ostanin told RBC. According to him, volunteers who came to pick up furniture were also detained in the room.

Several former heads of headquarters in the regions noted that their employees faced difficulties in finding work. “In budget organizations, everyone who is somehow connected with the name of Navalny is accepted with great reluctance,” said former coordinator in Krasnoyarsk Anastasia Korsakova. The biggest difficulty, in her opinion, is that people still perceive former staff members asrepresentatives of the FBK (recognized as a foreign agent and an extremist organization, activity is prohibited in Russia). The former head of the Kaliningrad headquarters, Maria Petukhova, among other difficulties, noted the closure of the headquarters ‘social networks and the YouTube channel:” There are quite a lot of subscribers;it was unclear how to tell them now about what will happen next.”

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The media revealed the identity of the official who lost documents about the destroyer Defender

Pthe applicant for the place of the permanent representative of Great Britain to NATO turned out to have lost secret documents about the passage of the destroyer Defender in the Black Sea, the Times and the Guardian write

 The media revealed the identity of the official who lost documents about the destroyer Defender

The official of the British Ministry of Defense, who lost secret documents about the destroyer Defender at a bus stop in Kent, turned out to be 51-year-old Angus Lapsley. Prior to that, he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom. This is written by The Times and The Guardian.

According to them, he did not work for long in the Ministry of Defense, and when it turned out that Lapsley was involved in the loss of documents, he was transferred back to the service in the Foreign Ministry, finding no traces of espionage in his actions.

The publications note that at the time of the incident, he was just applying for the place of the permanent representative of Great Britain to NATO. Now Lapsley’s appointment to this position seems unlikely.

The lost documents were found at the bus stop on June 27, in total there were about 50 sheets in the stack. The papers of the British Ministry of Defense described a possible Russian reaction to the passage of the destroyer Defender off the coast of Crimea. In particular, it said that Russia could react “aggressively”. In total, the British military considered three scenarios for the actions of the Russian side and several options for the passage of the destroyer.

The destroyer Defender entered the Black Sea on June 14 together with the Dutch air defense frigate Evertsen. On June 23, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Defender violated the territorial border of Russia in the Black Sea, near the Crimean cape Fiolent, going 3 km beyond it. Since it did not respond to preliminary warnings, a Russian fighter jet dropped four high-explosive fragmentation bombs on the destroyer’s course, and a Russian patrol ship in the Black Sea opened warning fire in its direction. After that, Defender left the Russian territorial waters.

The British military denied the statement of the Russian Defense Ministry about the warning fire in the direction of Defender. According to the British Ministry of Defense, the ship was making a peaceful passage through the territorial waters of Ukraine. The British military department suggested that the Russian military conducted training shooting in the Black Sea.

The FSB has released a video of the negotiations of the crew of the Russian patrol ship, which confirms that the Russian military has repeatedly called on the British destroyer Defender to change course. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, this information completely refutes the version of London.

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