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Kadyrov urged the journalists of “Novaya Gazeta” on my knees to apologize to the Chechens

The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has commented on the publication in mass media about allegedly existing in the Republic’s prisons for gays and are generally available here the persecution of individuals based on sexual orientation. He called such publications PR journalists. As for the “Novaya Gazeta”, who dedicated their contributions to this issue, according to Kadyrov, its employees should apologize for the false information.

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“Not you, the journalists, to ask those corrupt devils that they apologized to the Chechen people, knelt for what they insulted, humiliated, blamed. Themselves up,” Kadyrov said at the festival “Shashlik-Mashlik”, ego quotes RBC.

He noted that the resolution adopted in the Central mosque of Grozny on April 3 (it was all about retribution for the “instigators”), was intended to reassure the youth: “the Youth were ready for anything”.

Thus Kadyrov asked where the reporters got the information on prisons for gays. According to him, human rights activists came into the country and could not find anything similar.

At the same time, the head of Chechnya, spoke on the topic of homosexuality, noting that he considers such relations between people are abnormal. “God created us male and female, animals — and where is it written in religion or anywhere that a cat should be allowed to marry?” According to him, such a relationship is “unconventional, mentally abnormal things, we don’t understand.”

As for who wrote about the oppression of gay journalists, Kadyrov said that they are working on paid from abroad money and are generally unhealthy people “should be treated with understanding.”

“We have a hospital that psycho in there, we send them, let there are free tours that they were cured there,” – said the head of the region.

However, Kadyrov also said that journalists won’t be in any danger and I doubt that the editors of “Novaya Gazeta” received an envelope with white powder.

Kadyrov urged the authors of “the New newspaper” to kneel before the people

Ramzan Kadyrov

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The head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov at the festival, “Shashlik-Mashlik” commented on reports on prisons for gays in Chechnya and after they made threats to journalists

Commenting on an article about violations of gay rights in Chechnya, Kadyrov said that her authors would have to apologize to the people of the Republic, the correspondent of RBC. “Not you, the journalists, to ask those corrupt devils that they apologized to the Chechen people, knelt for what they insulted, humiliated, blamed. Have thought up themselves said there, said themselves”, — he said.

Also Kadyrov has commented on the adoption of the resolution at the Central mosque in Grozny on April 3, which referred to “retaliation” to the instigators, citing a desire to appease the youth. “The youth were ready for anything. The elders met and took the decision to calm the young people,” he said.

Kadyrov also wondered about where the journalists got the information on prisons, “Where they have an argument about a secret prison? All human rights defenders in the North Caucasus went and looked — there is no such case”.

The head of Chechnya stated that “the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle — proper orientation.” “God created us male and female, animals — and where is it written in religion or anywhere that a cat should be allowed to marry? Or leave your inheritance to the cat? This is an unconventional mentally abnormal things we do not understand,” — said Kadyrov.

The head of Chechnya also called the authors ignorance of those who do not need to write anything about the Republic. “We need to be sensitive to these people, if you can call them people. We have a hospital that psycho in there, we send them, let there are free tours that they were cured there,” he said.

Kadyrov also suggested that the authors of the materials on Chechnya work “for pennies by Western intelligence services”. “They want war in Russia, they want the same as it was in Ukraine, in South Ossetia, there is Egypt and Libya. They need to drive away from our territory. To freely, quietly lived the people of Russia”, — he said.

1 April, “Novaya Gazeta” published an article that talked about the mass arrests of gays in Chechnya and the murder of three of them. Later, the paper reported that the Republic supposedly there are special prisons for homosexuals, where they are tortured.

Ramzan Kadyrov at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin called the reports slander and distortion of reality. Press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, in turn, called published in the newspaper history of “phantom” and “impersonal,” and therefore to check the information of “impossible”.

20 April, the Minister for national policy, external relations, press and information of the Republic Dzhambulat Umarov of Chechnya called information campaign about the persecution of gays in the Republic by order of the United States. According to him, reports of lynching homosexuals have been checked. According to the Minister, no such cases recorded.

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ISIS transferred the capital of the Deir ez-Zor

Banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” moved the center of control of Raqqa the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. Such information was reported by Western media and unnamed officials of the Ministry of defense.


According to Fox News, the terrorists of ISIS (banned in Russia) moved their capital in Syria from Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor. Such information has informed journalists a source in the Pentagon.

Military experts explained the move of the terrorists to the fact that in raqqa growing wave of air strikes. In addition the city comes with three sides of the Syrian troops with the support of the United States.

The report said that drones were launched in Syria by the us military for the past two months recorded the flight of Raqqa “officials” and “administrators” of terrorists, i.e. people who are responsible for communication groups, Finance, the supply of weapons, planning of operations, etc.

US officials talking about “imminent battle for Raqqa, the ISIS but the government there no more.”

Deir ez-Zor is located 140 km South-East of Raqqa.

Opposition Alliance “Syrian democratic forces” (SDF), the core combat troops who are Kurds, had previously stated that after the liberation of Raqqa there will be formed the “citizens Council” to manage liberated territories.

Two days ago it was reported that Kurdish forces as part of operation “Wrath of the Euphrates” repelled the terrorists of the village Mind some Shade, bir Kurba, Worms and Hates, located to the North of Raqqa. Fighting continues for the centre of the city Tabka.

NATO reported a record number of sorties to intercept aircraft of Russian air force

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In 2016, the NATO aircraft flew record number of sorties to intercept aircraft, unrelated to the Alliance. The vast majority of incidents related to aircraft of Russian air force

According to the publication Spiegel, the representative base Ramstein in Germany reported that NATO aircraft in Europe last year, 780 times rose to intercept foreign aircraft. This was a record figure since the end of the cold war. For example, in 2015, such cases were 410.

The representative of the Alliance also noted that mostly the reason for the interception was the actions of the Russian space forces. Only 90 cases, the fighters were directed towards the aircraft of other countries.

NATO explained that the increased number of sorties to intercept due to the events in Syria, because to meet Russian planes flew fighter jets of the Turkish air force, also obeying the command of the Alliance.

50 decrease in the number of departures in the Baltic States. If in 2015 such cases was 160, then in 2016 – 110.

In the last few days American and canadian planes rose to intercept the Russian Tu-95 near Alaska. At the Pentagon, commenting on the incidents, stated that it saw no provocation. “Nothing unprecedented there,” – explained the representative of command of North American aerospace defense (NORAD) John Cornelio.

The Ministry of defense of Russia reported that the Tu-95 carried out tasks air patrols over neutral waters of the Pacific ocean along the Aleutian Islands. The defense Ministry stressed that the Russian space forces acted in accordance with International rules of airspace use.

Media: the resigned military Prosecutor Fridinsky will be the Deputy Minister of justice

Chief military Prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky, likely to become Deputy Minister of justice. About it “Interfax” was reported by informed sources. According to them, the talk about the impending resignation Fridinsky went a long time.

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“And all this time, of course, he picked up his new position,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

As for a possible mate Fridinsky at the head of the Main military Prosecutor’s office, sources called a few names. The most likely candidate, according to them, is considered to be the current Prosecutor of Buryatiya Valery Petrov. Another option – head of the Russian General Prosecutor’s office for supervision over the inquiry and operational-investigative activities, Sergei Ivanov. He previously worked in the Chief military Prosecutor’s office.

Earlier it was reported that the petition Fridinsky resignation submitted to the Council of the Federation and will be considered by the upper house of Parliament April 26. The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov confirmed RIA “news” in the Federation Council received a statement Fridinsky.

While sources indicate directly the question of the resignation and the appointment of a successor will be decided in the presidential Administration: “the head of state submit for approval to the Federation Council the candidacy of the Prosecutor General and his deputies, including the head of the Main military Prosecutor’s office”.

Yavlinsky proposed to solve the Crimean issue for wypalania out of poverty

The founder of the party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky once again urged to convene an international conference in the Crimea, and then to go on the re “the legitimacy of the referendum”. Thus, says Yavlinsky, the West will lift sanctions against Russia and the Russian budget will receive additional revenues that will allow for a 30% increase of pensions in three times to raise the average salary of doctors.

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Grigory Yavlinsky.

On the website Grigory Yavlinsky appeared his statements regarding the Crimean issue. The politician writes that in France, which is preparing for presidential elections, one of the serious candidates françois Fillon proposed to hold an international conference on Crimea. Yavlinsky recalled that he had made similar proposals in 2014.

According to him, the Kremlin does not want to admit that “there had been gross error, which has already driven Russia into isolation, turned into a target for sanctions.”

Yavlinsky recalled that Russia itself gave the area a neighbor and then more than two decades on the basis of signed international treaties considered definitely the territory of Ukraine. The politician also reminded of the famous interview of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in 2008 in which he said that Crimea is not disputed territory and that there was no conflict, like the conflict in South Ossetia and Georgia and Russia have long recognized the limits of today’s (at the time – ed.) of Ukraine.

Yavlinsky also noted that the new borders of Russia has recognized only 10 of the 193 member countries of the UN and that such a country as Russia, can not exist without internationally recognized borders.

“And this issue, like the issue of sanctions, need to be addressed. A decision in which all are interested, but primarily Russia and Ukraine is the organization and carrying out in Crimea a legitimate referendum under international control,” – said Yavlinsky. He added that the organization of such a referendum and requires the convening of an international conference in the Crimea with the participation of all stakeholders. “The decisions of the conference will be mandatory for both Moscow and Kiev”, – says the leader of “Yabloko”.

After Yavlinsky gave evidence that during the period of sanctions from 2014 to 2017, Russia’s losses will amount to about “$170 billion, or more than 9.5 trillion rubles.” The politician says that if sanctions will be lifted, Russia will be able to “increase by about 30% of the pension to all pensioners, at 78.7% of consolidated health budget and on the same consolidated budget for education. And, you can three-fold increase in the average salary of Russian doctors.”

“It’s time to stop sliding into poverty. It’s time to return to the field of international law and of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. It is time to correct political mistakes,” says Yavlinsky.

Recall that in September 2016 Yavlinsky admitted that the party’s position on Ukraine and Crimea would not let her go to the State Duma.

Read also: Grigory Yavlinsky: Russia to Syria – a trap

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The NAC announced the elimination of two members of the “sleeping” cells of ISIS in the Stavropol region

The national anti-terrorist Committee, told about the operation, during which was destroyed by two members of the ISIS cell in the Stavropol region. According to intelligence agencies, they were preparing terrorist attacks, including the murder

In Stavropolskom region police have eliminated two members of the cell, sworn terrorist organization “Islamic state” (business in Russia), the press service of the National antiterrorist Committee.

“Yesterday around 23:00 on country road near the settlement of Ust’ -nevinskiy Kochubeevskogo district security personnel attempted to stop the car Lada Priora, which moved the bandits. However, it was in the car, the person opened fire from automatic weapons and tried to escape. Return fire two of the bandits were neutralized,” reads a press release of the Ministry.

Security officers tried to stop the machine during operation on suppression of activity of the so-called “dormant” cells of the ISIL, said the NAC.

According to preliminary data, one of those killed was the leader of the cell, he was trained in the camps of ISIS and arrived in Russia to commit terrorist acts. The other victim was an active member of this cell, the NAC reported.

“At the site of clashes discovered a gun, ammunition, components for making improvised explosive device. In the house where lived one of the bandits, found a grenade, ready to use IEDs Packed with striking elements, the traumatic gun, paraphernalia ISIS and extremist religious literature. FSB explosives experts defused explosives discovered” — said the NAC.

In addition, the NAC stated that the special services had data on the preparation of the dead bandits a number of terrorist acts, including assassinations of religious leaders and civilians. law enforcement Officers at the operation is not affected.

The media learned about the statement of the chief military Prosecutor asking for the resignation

The chief military Prosecutor of Russia Sergey Fridinsky has submitted his resignation, told the news Agency a source in the Federation Council. The upper house of Parliament will consider on April 26

In the Federation Council received a statement from the chief military Prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky with the request for resignation, a source told the RIA Novosti news Agency.

“Received a personal statement Fridinsky, in which he asks to resign,” — said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, Fridinsky has requested retirement on superannuation.

The source said that this issue will be considered by the Federation Council at the meeting on 26 April, and before that it will be discussed in the committees on constitutional legislation and on defence and security. The discussion will take place behind closed doors.

Shaimiev made the renewal without change of the Treaty between Tatarstan and Russia

Mintimer Shaimiev

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The Treaty between Tatarstan and the Russian Federation, which ends in mid-2017, can be extended without making changes to it, said the former President of the Republic Mintimer Shaimiev

One of a kind an agreement on the delimitation of subjects of competence and powers between the Russian Federation and Tatarstan, which ends in mid-2017, can be extended without changes, said the ex-President of the Republic Mintimer Shaimiev.

This statement reports “Interfax”, was made at the III Congress of the peoples of Tatarstan in Kazan.

“I want to emphasize that it does not provide any tax or financial and economic preferences for Tatarstan. Today, given the creative nature of this agreement, the results of which we see in the successful development of the Republic, he has the right to life. The contract can be extended without making any changes to the contents as a constitutional norm, strengthening the Federal foundations of our state”, — said Mintimer Shaimiev.

The contract on differentiation of subjects of conducting and powers between public authorities of the Russian Federation and bodies of state power of the Republic of Tatarstan was signed on 26 June 2007, valid for ten years. The paper noted that the order of extension or termination shall be determined by Federal law.

Contractual derogation: the Kazan will pay for the banking crisis

As he wrote 10 April, the newspaper “Kommersant”, the Congress of the all-Tatar public center (VTOTS) has adopted a resolution calling to sign a new contract with the Russian Federation. Chairman of the Presidium of VTOTS Farit Zakiev said that the new document must be “fundamentally new”. In particular, he must ensure “the rights of the Tatar people to the observance of the principle of fiscal federalism”. Revenues between the Federal center and Tatarstan should be distributed in the proportions 30% and 70% in favor of the Republic, said the Congress’s resolution.

Before Congress in January, Senator from Tatarstan, Oleg Morozov, stated that the contract may be modified to reflect new realities. “The previous agreement was signed in 2007, other economic and political conditions. There is an option just to prolong the contract, but you need to see has not made any life changes over the 10 years due to changes in the political economic and legislative situation in Russia. Because during this time was made a huge number of Federal laws, which are intended to further differentiate the powers between the Russian Federation and subjects of Federation”, – said Morozov.

Morozov said that the authorities of Tatarstan and Russia need to develop the text of the new Treaty. “Now should be proposed filling of the text of the option agreement, which can be discussed. What are we going to differentiate what topics should be the subject of this contract? These themes now should be the topic of discussion first at the level of expert working groups, and then at the level of first persons,” – said Morozov.

FBI: Russian spies trying to infiltrate the election campaign trump

Carter Paige, Advisor to Donald trump during his election campaign, could be used by Russian secret services for the “implementation” of the campaign headquarters of the future President of the United States. This was stated by CNN American government sources, citing information received by the FBI.


Carter Paige.

The new information complements the emerging picture of how Russia tried to influence the American presidential election of 2016, CNN notes, “not only the e-mail hacking and propaganda, but also attempt to penetrate the campaign of trump.”

Unnamed us officials stress that I do not know whether former adviser to Carter, Paige was aware that his attempt to use the Russian secret services, he could not guess that speaks with a Russian agent.

The FBI believes that Russian intelligence tried to infiltrate the campaign of trump is called, “through the back door” dealing with the people around trump.

According to CNN, Paige could be “compromised Russian intelligence”, once played in Moscow in one of the universities in July 2016. Then Paige criticized US policy toward Russia. The FBI believe that Paige was able to communicate with Russian agents in Russia, and then in the United States.

Additionally, data surfaced that Paige was able in 2013 to communicate with some Russian Viktor, who lived in new York and was a Russian “agent under cover”.

Two months after the visit of the page to Russia, the FBI sought and obtained a secret warrant for wiretapping page.

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