Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Dismantling the monument to Marshal Zhukov in Odessa is regrettable

01.07.2017, Russia.

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on June 29 that the demolition of the bas-relief to Georgy Zhukov, Marshal of the Soviet Union, in the city of Odessa is regrettable, TASS Russian news agency reported on June 29.

The dismantling of the bas-relief took place in Odessa at night, June 25.  “What happened in Odessa is not the first act of vandalism directed at the memorials to Marshal ZhukovIn today’s Ukraine, everything that reminds of the victory of the Soviet people over Nazism, including the defeat of fascism in WWII, keeps many from sleeping at night,” said Zakharova. Continue reading

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Russian Foreign Ministry: The US is preparing to invade Syria

30.06.2017, Russia.

The US is planning to invade Syria justifying this with claims of possible chemical weapons use by the Syrian army against the civilian population, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on June 29, the TASS news agency reports.

According to Zakharova, the US’ statements about a hypothetical danger of chemical weapons use in Syria are part of an information campaign before an invasion. This is not the first time that the US have used this kind of a scenario.

“The scenario will be the same. An incident with civilian casualties will occur in an area under the militants’ control. The so-called opposition, i.e. jihadists who are essentially similar to ISIL or al-Qaeda [organizations banned in Russia ― Rossa Primavera News Agency] but who nevertheless receive aid from the US and their allies, will state that another ‘crime’ has been committed by the regime,” the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said. Continue reading

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Russian Ministry of Defense: Britain’s new aircraft carrier is an easy target

29.06.2017, Russia.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov commented on the statements of UK Defense Secretary about the exterior beauty of the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, TASS news agency reports on June 29.

“Like with (Queen) bees, the British aircraft carrier is capable of merely releasing planes from its womb being surrounded by a swarm of warships, support vessels, and submarines to ensure its protection. <…> Unlike Aircraft cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, which is equipped with multiple launches, anti-submarine, and most important, Granit anti-ship missiles, the British aircraft carrier is nothing more than just a huge easy naval target”, said the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, the Mirror reports. Continue reading

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Orphaned children are taken by families as an income source or for sexual abuse

23.06.2017, Russia.

People often take children into their families to receive benefits; furthermore, sexual abuse of such children is increasingly common, a spokesperson of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Igor Komissarov, said on June 23, Interfax news agency reports.

“Unfortunately, the fast growth of the number of those willing to adopt a child to raise in their families is often due to the interest in receiving a steady income; for some foster parents this is the only way to earn their living,” the Senior Assistant to the Investigative Committee Director said during a Federation Council round table discussion on the problems of adopted children. Continue reading

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The Russian Pacific Fleet commemorates the Soviet soldiers perished in the Great Patriotic War

22.06.2017, Russia.

The servicemen of the Russian Pacific Fleet honored the memory of those perished in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Vladimir Matveyev, the spokesman of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Pacific Fleet, informed on June 22, RIA Novosti reported.

In his interview, Matveyev informed journalists that the commemorating events took place in all naval and coastal combat units of the Russian Pacific Fleet. Continue reading

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Expert: The US has lost much of its influence in Latin America

20.06.2017, USA.

A significant decline is observed in the US influence over Latin America, the Vice President of the Experimental Creative Center International Social Foundation, Yury Byaly, said on June 21, Rossa Primavera News Agency reports.

“It turned out that, first of all, a substantial leftward drift took place in the key countries (Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, and even Mexico) despite an apparent weakening of the Cuban left-minded influence. Secondly, it is now clear that in Latin America there is a growing economic role of the United States’ European competitors, first of all Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, and, most importantly, China and Russia. Thus, there are too many foreigners now in the former backyard of the US, including ideologically hostile ones,” Yury Byaly said. Continue reading

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“An ignorant generation will again doom our country to destruction”

20.06.2017, Russia.

Dividing the history portion of the Unified National Examination (UNE) into two levels, basic and advanced, will produce “a generation of Mitrofanushkas” [a character from the D. I. Fonvizin’s comedy, The Minor, known for his ignorance and laziness ― Editor],  Pavel Rasinsky, a member of the Central Council of the All-Russian Parents’ Resistance (ARPR), said on June 20 in a commentary to a Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent.

“Dividing the history exam into two levels, basic and advanced, will dramatically reduce the level of knowledge on this subject, as would be the case for any subject with a two-level exam. We all remember the primitive level of math problems at the basic level,” Rasinsky said referring to an article titled Let us save mathematics, one and undivided! Continue reading

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