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Zyuganov said the reasons for the historical hatred of Europe to Russia

The great schism — the schism in 1054, after which the Christian Church was finally divided into Roman Catholic and Orthodox — is a source of hatred to Russia. To such conclusion came the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov.


Gennady Zyuganov.

Speaking on Saturday at a party Plenum devoted to anti-Sovietism and Russophobia, Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov called the origins of hatred to Russia.

“In Europe, the hatred of Russia has existed for centuries, and its ideological origins should be sought in the split of Christianity into Catholic and Orthodox Church”, — quotes RIA “news” words of Zyuganov.

At the beginning of his speech, Zyuganov also said that Russophobia and anti-Sovietism caused the collapse of the Soviet Union. In his view, all this now threatens Russia.

“Anti-Sovietism, Russophobia and nationalism, the three main guns, which were shot by the Soviet power. 25 years later they again beat Russia,” he said, adding that the liberal policy of the government continues to fuel the ideas and actions of the destroyers.

“The government tighten their belts not the oligarchs, and ordinary workers, all the hardships blamed on our citizens. For them to raise the property tax, impose a fee for overhaul and obschedomovye needs, making raising the retirement age and an increase in the income tax, the idea has been thrown into society,” said the leader of the Communist party.

Tusk called impossible the existence of a Europe outside of the European Union

The Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, EU President Donald Tusk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni in a meeting on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Rome. March 25, 2017

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27 countries-EU members signed the Rome Declaration on the future of the block without the UK. Simultaneously, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk said about the impossibility of the existence of a Europe outside of the European Union

European leaders gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty about Foundation of European Union. The meeting is held in the Capitoline Palace, where on 25 March 1957, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Rome Declaration, reports Reuters.

The event is not present, the Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may, as the UK entered the EU in 1973, in 2016, voted for Brexit. At the meeting, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk formally announced that in the next two years the UK will withdraw from the block

In addition, remaining in the EU 27 countries signed a Declaration on the future of the block with the output of the second economy, expressing the desire for unity.

“Europe as a political entity will be either one or it is not at all <…> the Unity of Europe is not a bureaucratic model. This is a set of common values and democratic standards”, — said the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.

“Why do we have to lose faith in unity? Because it has become our reality? Or are we tired?” asked Tusk.

Earlier at the same meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union has made a number of mistakes. According to her, the European bloc has not been able to cope with all the problems that were left “unfinished”. However, their correction is possible. “We have a good base,” she said.

In particular, Merkel mentioned the unwillingness of the EU to the crisis, but also to the influx of migrants. Opening the internal borders, European countries have strengthened the external, said the Chancellor of Germany.

“The main thing is that this [correction] should be done in an atmosphere of solidarity,” — said the German Chancellor.

Boronenkov was guarded by the officer of special troops of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine

Denis Boronenkov to 5 star Kiev hotel “Premier Palace” the day before yesterday was accompanied by the officer of the Main intelligence Directorate of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Oleg Petrov. This information was published in the social network, chief editor of “Censor. no” Yury Butusov.


Voronkov in a black suit texting, next to the white jacket on his guard.

“Security Boronenkov was carried out by the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defence”, – Butusov wrote, saying that the soldier got a heavy in the side. He also called the behavior of the guard, who managed to grab the gun and open fire on fleeing criminals, heroic.

“At the same time, I hope there will be an investigation of circumstances of attempt, reasons Boronenkov held meetings in a public place where security is necessary to attract a large force, and why his car was not drove into the underground garage of the hotel, what would be the most safe”, – Butusov wrote.

At yesterday’s briefing, the Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko called the secret service, charged with securing Denis Boronenkov and Mary Maksakova. Because of this with a light hand, Ukrainian journalists fell “bumps” on the SBU and UDO (Management of sovereign protection, which takes care of the personal protection of public figures). Advisers to the heads of these secret services for Thursday and patiently was justified in front of the perturbed public. Say, some “flaws” behavior personal bodyguard Boronenkov – not on our conscience.

People’s Deputy of Ukraine and a freelance adviser to the Minister of internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko is convinced that commando DIU Oleg Petrov should be presented to the state award, because despite the injury managed to stop the killer “and gave the opportunity to solve the crime in hot pursuit” (?? – ed.).

“The wounded bodyguard must be submitted to the state award for what all the same stopped the killer and gave the opportunity to solve a crime without delay”, – stated in the message Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.

However, the state of Petrov, who had surgery the day before yesterday in the Main military-medical clinical red Star order center, remains heavy. With the introduction of the officer in a drug-induced sleep state some Kiev media theorize on the possible loss and guard Boronenkov.

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“Novaya Gazeta” found out about the “Chinese massacre” in the village of Naur

The edition “the New newspaper” questioned the official version of the death of the attacked part of the national guard in Chechnya. According to the newspaper, they don’t die during the attack and was shot

After analyzing the photos of corpses of the attackers on the part of the National guard in the Naur district of Chechnya, Novaya Gazeta came to the conclusion that they were executed and not killed during the clashes. About this newspaper writes in the article “Chinese massacre” in the village of Naur”.

“The disposal of “Novaya Gazeta” was niezarejestrowana pictures of Chechens, allegedly killed during “clashes”. These photos were taken at the scene of one of the members of the investigative team. In the photos it is clearly visible that all “attackers” are killed almost the same way — shot in the head”, — the newspaper writes.

The interviewed forensic scientists, criminalists and ballistics confirmed that all the people in the photographs similar injuries: the entrance bullet hole is in the area of the ear.

“Experts confirmed that the people in the photographs were shot practically in an emphasis”, — stated in the article.

In the words of one former law enforcement officials, judging by the photos, there were the typical “Chinese execution” — so, according to him, called the execution of prisoners of war both fought in Chechnya sides of the conflict.

What happened to the leaders of the countries after the “Arab spring”

On March 24, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was released after leaving the military hospital Maadi, where he was detained since 2012. He was one of the Arab leaders who were forced to leave their posts in the midst of the revolutions of 2011 and the ensuing demonstrations and protests. What happened to the leaders of other countries affected by “Arab spring” — a review of RBC

Protesters burn a policeman’s cap in the center of Tunis. January 2011

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Egypt — Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak addresses the nation on Egyptian State TV in this still image taken from video, February 1, 2011. Mubarak said on Tuesday he would not run for the presidency again and would work in the last months of his term to allow the transfer of power. REUTERS/Egyptian State TV (EGYPT – Tags: POLITICS)

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Hosni Mubarak was President of Egypt for 30 years since 1981. When the “Arab spring” reached Egypt, after 18 days of mass protests and popular unrest, Mubarak resigned. 11 Feb 2011 it was finally handed over presidential powers to the Supreme Council of the armed forces headed by field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.

A few days after the resignation of Mubarak was placed under house arrest at the residence of his family in Sharm El-Sheikh. In April of the same year he was taken into custody on charges of corruption, of involvement in the deaths of 239 demonstrators and delivery of vehicles and weapons to disperse protesters clashes. In June 2012 the former President was sentenced to life imprisonment, but due to the deterioration of health transferred to the military hospital Maadi. In March 2017 Mubarak was acquitted on charges in the deaths of demonstrators, in connection with the Prosecutor’s office of Egypt ordered his release from custody. By the time the due period of three years for the theft of $17 million, was allocated to renovate the presidential Palace, he departed. 24 Mar Hosni Mubarak was released.

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Tunisia — Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali

In this image made from Channel 7 Tunisia TV Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is seen making a speech in Tunis, on Thursday Jan. 13 2011. Violent anti-government protests drove Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power Friday Jan. 14 2011 after 23 years of iron-fisted rule, as anger over soaring unemployment and corruption spilled into the streets. (AP Photo / Channel 7 Tunisia)

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14 January 2011 revolution which ousted President of Tunisia Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. He fled with his family to Saudi Arabia, ending his 24-year rule of the country.

Six months later, the court of first instance of Tunis sentenced Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in prison and fined $65 million on charges of embezzlement of public funds. According to investigators, beginning in 1992, Ben Ali, illegally increased his salary without publishing of official decrees, and thereby appropriated about €8.2 million In June 2012, the military Tribunal in Tunis sentenced former President to life imprisonment for involvement in killing protesters during the 2011 uprising. At the moment Ben Ali was charged under articles 18 and 93 episodes, many of which he faces the death penalty.

Libya — Muammar Gaddafi

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi waves in Tripoli before making a speech which he sought to defuse tensions after more than 10 days of anti-government protests in Libya, March 2, 2011. Gaddafi, orchestrating a populist response to rebels threatening his rule, blamed al Qaeda on Wednesday for creating turmoil and told applauding supporters there was a conspiracy to control Libya and its oil. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (LIBYA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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The leader of the Libyan revolution Muammar Gaddafi came to power by overthrowing the king of Libya Idris I in 1969. From the moment he actually started to lead the country and the beginning of the outbreak of the revolution in Libya rules for more than 40 years. In February 2011 the country held protests to demand the resignation of Gaddafi, the armed uprising lasted for almost ten months. On 20 October of the same year, as a result of military operations of the Libyan leader was ousted and killed by rebels near his hometown of Sirte. There was killed by his fifth son Mutassim bill Gaddafi. About four days the body of Muammar Gaddafi was put on display, later he along with his son they buried in the desert, the place of burial is kept secret.

Yemen — Ali Abdullah Saleh

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks during a media conference in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Yemen”s president rejected demands that he step down and said Monday that the widespread demonstrations against his regime were ending acts of provocation, though he renewed calls for talks with the protesters. After a week and a half of marches that have left nine dead, President Ali Abdullah Saleh told a news conference that he ordered the army to fire at demonstrators “only in case of self-defense.”

(Photo: Hani Mohammed / East News)

“I will go only in one case: if defeated in the elections,” said Saleh during a press conference on 21 February 2011, stressing that none of the opposition’s demands will not force him to resign. A year later amid mass protests of the “Arab spring” the Yemeni President left his post and handed over power to the new President-elect ahead of schedule. Ali Abdullah Saleh has led Yemen since 1978.

In January 2012, the Parliament of Yemen Saleh has granted political and legal immunity, which protects from prosecution. In his speech, the former head of state asked forgiveness “for any violations that took place during the <…> of tenure”.

During the riots of his intention to resign was announced a few leaders. So, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir stated that he would not seek re-election in 2015. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to re-election upon expiry of term of office — the country held more demonstrations demanding his immediate resignation. In the course of protests in Jordan in February 2011, king Abdullah II sacked the government.

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Cement plant in Benghazi, Libya. April 2016

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Russian private company “RSB Group” cleared one of the largest cement plants in Libya at the request of his owners and not at the request of the government. This was confirmed by RBC in the “RSB group” and the Libyan army. The contract was worth about $10 million, said RBC close to the management of plant source

Who asked

Private owners Libyan cement company LCC has asked experts from the Russian private company “RSB Group” to defuse the cement plant in Benghazi, as Russian engineers have requested a smaller amount than the other players in the market. About it RBC said the head of “RSB Group”, the former FSB officer Oleg Krinitsyn. The company, he argues, participated in demining at the request of the owners of the plant, not on the “official handling of Libya” as earlier wrote about this Reuters. This was confirmed by the RBC and media Advisor from the environment of the commander of the national army of Libya Khalifa the Haftarot — mohhamad Guniem.

What is LCC

The company Libyan Cement Company (LCC) is one of the largest private companies in the production of cement in the region. In LCC six production lines at three plants in the East of the country, two of which are located in the city of Benghazi in the area of El-Hawari, another plant is located 20 km from the city of Derna. It employed about 2.3 million people. The annual production of cement per year at three plants was about 2.2 million tons, which met a third of the local market demand of cement.

LCC itself is the name of the company that worked on the clearance of the plant, was not disclosed. The company says only that on 22 August 2016 “a group of European experts specialising in the disposal of ammunition of all kinds”, visited a cement plant in Benghazi and developed in conjunction with the demining unit of the Libyan army plan for the demining of the territory of the plant. However, the company website has photos of the walls of the plant, which appear in the record, warning about the presence of mines on the object, and the name of the company “RSB-group”.

The Krinitsyn presented RBC pictures confirming that his company was engaged in the work.

The Libyans failed

Libya cement necessary to rebuild the terrorist infrastructure. It imported from Tunisia, which, according to local residents, is very expensive and worse in quality.

In April 2016, the national army of Libya drove the extremists of ISIL (banned in Russia) from the district South of Benghazi, where the property is located industrial facilities of cement plant. After that, the engineers of the Libyan army began mine clearance. However, they have not coped with the task due to the lack of modern equipment, told RBC Guniem. To buy equipment the Libyans, he said, can not due to the imposition of sanctions by Western countries against the Libyan army, which supports the unrecognized, the UN government in Tobruk.

Some Libyan deminers were blown up at mine clearing, reported Libyan media Advisor and Krinitsyn. Therefore, the insurance company LCC and insisted on the involvement of foreign experts, concluded Guniem.

Initially mine wanted to do a British company, declaring the cost of the work $50 per sq m, said the Krinitsyn. However, he said, Libyans, this price was not satisfied and they appealed to the Russian specialists. “Our price was, of course, less, several times. In addition, the British long. But as it was necessary to do the job — came to us with this proposal,” — said the head of “RSB group”.

The total area of cleared land 750 thousand square meters, says a source with the Libyan side. That is the price tag for the British demining throughout the territory amounted to $37.5 million Russians have asked from $10 to $15 per square meter of clearance and the total cost of the contract ranges from $7.5 to $11.2 million, says close to the leadership of the plant to the source of RBC.

What are the “RSB Group”

Occurred six years ago, “RSB Group” has positioned itself as a company providing consulting services to the military in areas of combat operations. In particular, according to its founder, the experts do not take part in hostilities, and engaged in mine clearance, support vessels, and security.

The organization of two part: a constant (managers, lawyers, accountants) and AC. The last group of ex-military aged between 25 to 45 years, with a good physical preparation and knowledge of a foreign language. The permanent training base of the team is not. “Variable structure” does not exceed 20 persons and collected in those cases when you receive the order. According to krinitsyna, the company is not interested in former employees of the interior Ministry and the emergencies Ministry. Working “in the field” composition is made up of former guards of the FSB and special forces as well as veterans of “alpha”, “Vympel” and the officers of the Ryazan airborne school.

“RSB Group” working with countries with high criminal and terrorist activity. In particular, we are talking about Egypt, Colombia, China and Libya.

The Krinitsyn did not disclose the salary of its employees, but noted that the monthly salary of one person is more than 250 thousand rubles. Marine outfitting one soldier costs about 50 thousand rubles, equipment for ground operations for a few thousand more.

The only office is located in Moscow.

The amount involved in the clearance bengaziyskoy plant Krinitsyn refused to clarify. Usually, depending on the task involved in the work of 10-15 people, he said.

Such activities by a foreign company could be possible only in coordination with the interior Ministry, said RBC Guniem. All legal issues and security issues was assumed by customers, said the Krinitsyn. Due to Russian legislative restrictions on the purchase of weapons in Russia and its export abroad, the staff of “RSB Group” “legitimately get the” already in the country where the work is carried out, said the Krinitsyn.

“You need to make contact with the local authorities, who will issue a license or permit. It is in Russia can write in two months arms and expect to be asked some recompense. There are places where everything is solved within days,” he explained.

But specifically in Libya arms to “purchase” did not have continued the Krinitsyn: “We accidentally found that the militants had left — we found.”

During the operation in Libya from the experts RSB also have full European coverage. “It included the fact that Russian companies do not provide: in the event of loss provided the removal of the body,” — said the Krinitsyn. He added that in Benghazi the employees of his company still has to work: “We made it to the end, there is a large volume.”

In the States, which the army cannot provide security throughout the country, often seek the services of private military structures, said RBC a military expert Alexander Khramchikhin. Despite the high cost of services of private traders, working with them is comfortable as they have the necessary experience, and the loss of the mine and performing other tasks are considered “draws”, the expert concluded.

Who owns LCC

To 2015 Libyan Cement Company (LCC) belonged to the Austrian group Asamer Industrials that went bankrupt and became the property of the company in the holding company QuadraCir. In April 2015, the investment group Libya Holdings Group (LHG) with headquarters in Tripoli, announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in LCC. The transaction was financed by the investment group LHG, together with 15 investors from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose names were not disclosed. Reported by Ahmed Ben Halim, the Executive Director of the investment and the founder of the group LHG.

The sum of transaction, according to Ben Halima, was several tens of millions of dollars. “We have a long-term strategic plan: Libya will restore its infrastructure, and a key element of this will be to cement,” commented Ben Halim, his decision to invest in the company, are located in areas in which continued at that time fighting against the Islamists. Ahmed Ben Halim, the son of former Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Ben Halim, said that the deal was working before broke out a second round of civil war in Libya in may 2014. The company’s new owners planned to invest more than $50 million and increase production capacity, including in Benghazi, to achieve the cement production volume of 3 million tons per year.


The leaders of the March truckers promised to bring the protests 10 thousand people

The truckers ‘ strike against the system “Platon” in Ryazan. February 2016

Photo: Alexander Ryumin / TASS

In the March truckers March 27, will take part from 10 to 20 thousand people, told RBK in the Union of carriers of Russia. However, most drivers of heavy vehicles will take part in “passive” strike — just leave the car along the road


At least 10 thousand truckers only from the Association of carriers of Ukraine (ODA) will participate in “passive” strike on Monday, March 27, told RBC representatives of ODA Bautin Andrei and Mikhail Kurbatov. Another source in the Association said that the total number of participants will reach 20 thousand

The participants of the “passive” action will hold a column of heavy trucks along the roads, said they. “The main objective of the strike is to stop the traffic, that is, stop the carriage and, starting Monday, to build pillars along roads in the cities,” explained Bautin.

Active supporters of the protests among the participants of the strike in times less, said Kurbatov. They will take part in the meetings, but the exact number of participants in the protest will be determined in General meeting, to be held March 25. “It is clear that people are intimidated, they are afraid to protest,” added the member of the ODA. Form of active protests, according to him, the participants of the strike will also discuss at the meeting.

Truckers are demanding the abolition or reduction of tariffs system “Platon”, introduced in November 2015. According to regulations, truck owners or firms-carriers who have a machine heavier than 12 tonnes, to compensate for inflicted heavy damage to roads.


In groups of ODA and other supporters of the protest in social networks the brand “needlebooks” — the participants of the meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on March 23. With the head of the government met the heads of six transport companies, told RBC one of them, the head of the movement “12 tons” Sergei Sapronov. According to him, they all agreed with the point of view of Medvedev and opposed the strike.

Sapronov called the protesters provocateurs. He reminded about the famous movie, filmed by activist Alexander Rastorguev (Kurbatov RBC reported that their organization has nothing to do). It Rastorguev reports that on 27 March “expected storms, rockfalls, and all sorts of unusual natural conditions” and urged opponents of the strikes, which are called strike-breakers, “not to travel to this day on the line”.

According to Sapronova, he and other representatives of the “peaceful” truckers repeatedly received threats due to his refusal to participate in the strike. “In Dagestan, there was a case: the car was loaded, and they recorded their numbers in a network threw out. Is it fair?” — he said RBC. According to the activist, to active protest will be joined by no more than 50 drivers.

Kurbatov, in turn, said that the leadership of the ODA “will never threatened and did not arrange provocations”. “These people, Sapronov and [President of the Association “Gruzavtotrans” Vladimir] Mutagen — needlebite, they appeared when you took the Kremlin the participants of the meetings with the authorities, he said. — Matahina even transport its not”.

Protest by truckers in Saint-Petersburg. February 2016

Photo: Evgeny Stepanov / inter / TASS

“Spring drying”

Annually on roads of Russia introduced the spring constraints for heavy vehicles because of the flooding. This is a period that lasts about a month, during which truck drivers are road closures for “spring drying”.

Indefinite action truckers can be tied specifically to this period, told RBC, the coordinator of the Association “trucker” Valery Voitko. “Because of the serious penalties people will just stand, but its standing without work they would call a strike. That is, any parked on the side of a Peterbilt, it will be possible to point the finger and say that strikers”, — he explained.

As Sapronov, Boiko believes that the protesters will be joined by “a negligible part of the truckers of the total, within statistical error”.

Member of the ODA Kurbatov in a conversation with RBC refuted this assumption. “Terms “drying” in each region is different, we scheduled the campaign before they begin, at the end of March, that such allusions were not” — he explained. According to the portal “Dorinfo”, which gathered information on the timing of spring constraints in 2017, with a period of “drying” action of the truckers will match in 14 of the 61 taken into account in the selection regions.

The meeting with Medvedev

On March 22, six representatives of different movements truckers met with members of “United Russia”, and the next day with the head of the party, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He was impressed by the arguments of the parties the truckers, told RBC were present at the meeting with Prime Minister Mutagen.

At the end of the grace period 15 April 2017 tariff “Plato” should grow twice — from 1.53 to 3.06 RUB RUB. per kilometer. However, on March 24, Dmitry Medvedev took the decision to increase the tariff, but only to 1.91 RUB Thus, it is an increase of 25%.

Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, who also participated in the meeting, said that the decision to raise tariffs placed on “an indefinite period”. The source of RBC in the “United Russia” was told that one of the reasons the government’s attention to the problems truckers could be just the planned national strike on March 27.

After the introduction of “Plato” in 2015, the authorities are already faced with Russian protests of truckers, in the capital, trucks were blocked MKAD. The government then decided to reduce the growth rates. At the end of 2015, the protests of drivers of trucks supported by 70% of Muscovites were counted at the Levada center.

Berlin said about the attacks by Russian hackers on the server party

The Bundestag

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Hackers Fancy Bear can be involved in the attempted hacking of the servers of the party of Angela Merkel and to the attacks of the party of the Bundestag. The German authorities stated that these attempts failed to prevent

In 2016 Germany have prevented two hacker attacks, which, in the opinion of the authorities, took hackers from the group Fancy Bear. In an interview with Reuters said the President of the Federal office for information security Arne Senbon.

According to him, in may last year, hackers tried to hack the servers of the party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian democratic Union) in the Baltic region.

A couple months later there was an attempted hacking of the servers of the party of the Bundestag by “phishing.” Experts said that the attack of the hackers used the domain name of NATO, to try to implant malicious software.

“Germany is still at risk in cyberspace, because we have digitized a lot of data,” — said Senbon.

He explained that the Agency, which he heads, is doing everything possible to strengthen the defense of Germany against such attacks: monitors government networks and tells politicians how to protect themselves from cyber attacks.

“We give them [the politicians] advice and help to take certain measures. But in the end, each party is responsible [for their actions],” said the German politician.

During the election campaign in the United States Fancy Bear also was accused of hacking the servers of the national Committee of the US Democratic party and obtaining the data about Hillary Clinton. Now in the US there is an investigation about the “intervention” of Russia in the American elections, the reason for which steel, including the publication of documents of the democratic party.

After the elections, which took place in the United States, the authorities warned that Moscow could influence the elections in France and Germany. In early December, the German government said the growth of “aggressive cyber-espionage” on the part of Russia. According to the head of the Federal service for the protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany Hans-Georg Maasen, these operations on the part of Russia “pose a threat to members of the government, the Parliament and the democratic parties of Germany.” BfV has warned that it expects further action including group Fancy Bear.

Moscow has repeatedly denied the possibility of interference in the election process in other countries and the involvement of Russian hackers for cyber attacks.

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Ex-assistant to trump Flynn discussed the results of the preacher Gulen Turkey

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Michael Flynn discussed with the Turkish politicians, the results of the “mastermind” of the coup, Fethullah gülen without a formal extradition process, writes the WSJ. Earlier, the NYT reported that Flyin lobbied for the interests of Ankara for $500 thousand

Michael Flynn, former assistant to the President Donald trump even as his adviser during the election campaign, met with top Turkish Ministers and had discussed the extradition of preacher Fethullah Gulen. It is reported by the Wall Street Journal, citing former CIA Director Robert James Woolsey, who was present at the meeting and other sources that have been informed about it.

The Turkish authorities believe Gulen inspired the military coup in July 2016. According to Woolsey, Flynn’s meeting with Turkish Ministers took place in late summer of last year. The parties discussed how to give the preacher Ankara, bypassing the formal legal process of extradition to the United States.

Woolsey explained that he participated in the negotiations on September 19. In an interview with WSJ, he shared the view that negotiated between the parties illegal, and the theme called “striking”. According to Woolsey, the meeting was attended by the son-in-law of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

“It looked naive. I didn’t have confidence in this. This country [the U.S.] legal procedures and the Constitution, and we don’t need to give anyone to like it abroad,” said Woolsey.

The sources who was briefed on the meeting said that these ideas were “hypothetical”. The publication stresses that the parties have not come to a specific communication plan on this issue.

Representative Flynn Price Floyd said that he “did not discuss any illegal actions.” The Embassy of Turkey, the newspaper said that Turkish officials did meet with Flynn, but refused to give details of the conversation.

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In mid-March, The New York Times reported that Flynn lobbied for Turkish interests during the presidential campaign, trump for $500 thousand According to the newspaper, his activity was associated just with the collection of information about Hulene. The white house said that trump didn’t know about Flynn’s work in the interests of Ankara.

Attempt a military coup occurred in Turkey in the night of July 16. The military seized several government buildings in Istanbul and Ankara. Turkish authorities believe that the organizer of the coup is a Turkish writer, former Imam and preacher Fethullah gülen. He lives in the United States, pleaded not guilty.

In mid-September, the Ministry of justice of Turkey has sent an official request to the United States to arrest Gulen. Turkish prosecutors asked for a preacher two life sentences and 1900 years in prison.

The U.S. Supreme court received a “friendly argument” in support of the booth

Russia filed a us Supreme court argument in support of the application for the protection of Russian citizen Viktor bout. The argument concerns international law. The U.S. Supreme court gets this argument from Russia for the first time.


The argument in support of the petition of lawyers of Viktor bout to annul the earlier verdict was presented by the Russian Supreme court of the United States. The documents were filed in a form that in the United States called “the reasoning of the friend of the court”. According to the defender bout Alexey Tarasov, the argument concerns questions of international law. Against the submission of the Russian Federation a friendly argument in the American Ministry of justice did not object, the lawyer said.

“Today, on behalf of the Russian Federation in the Supreme court was filed by so-called friendly argument,” – reports the words of Tarasova Agency “RIA Novosti”. The lawyer said that he was not the author of the document, but was aware that the work is conducted.

On March 31 the Supreme court of the United States will consider a petition for adoption case of Victor bout for consideration.

According to the defender of the Russians, the U.S. Supreme court first receives from Russia, a similar argument. Previously, these documents were sent only in the appellate courts.

“We welcome this step,” – said Alexey Tarasov, noting that it “will emphasize the importance of the case of buta”.

The so-called “argument of the friend of the court” is a written statement from a third party, which aims to help the court by providing data that allows you to take legal and fair solution.

Russian Viktor Bout was arrested in spring 2008 in Thailand. The arrest was preceded by a special operation of U.S. intelligence. Two years later, an American court sentenced him to 25 years in prison.