Riga Mayor fined again for speaking Russian

27.04.2017, Latvia.

The Mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, wrote on April 26 on his personal Facebook page that the Latvian State Language Center (Latvian: VVC) imposed another fine on him for communicating with people in Russian.

“You are not going to believe this, the VVC fined me again for 50 euro. This time, the reason was that when Russian-speaking schoolchildren asked me questions in Russian at an unofficial meeting, I answered them in Russian, too. The event was shown online on my personal Facebook page,” said Nil Ushakov. “According to the VVC, an official must not reply to students in their native language even during informal communication”. Continue reading

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The Immortal Regiment will march through the streets of Munich on May 9th

27.04.2017, Germany.

On April 26, the socio-political movement “Essence of Time” announced in its press release that the “Immortal Regiment” March, which is dedicated to the Victory Day of the Soviet Union over Nazism and fascism, will take place in Munich on May 9.  The “Essence of Time“ organizes this action.

The memorial march will go from Wittelsbacherplatz to the Plaza of the Victims of National Socialism in the northern part of Maximiliansplatz, where flowers will be laid at the Monument and a rally will take place. The rally will be dedicated to Victory Day. Continue reading

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The “Immortal regiment” will take place in Jūrmala on May 9

27.04.2017, Latvia.

The “Immortal regiment” march will take place in Jūrmala on May 9, stated the Head of the “For Independent Latvia” movement, Jānis Kuzins on April 25, according to TASS.

“Most veterans are no longer at the age and state of health which would allow them to attend the Victory Day celebration in Riga; therefore, we will hold the May 9 memorial in Jūrmala with the help of the ‘Immortal regiment'”, stated Jānis Kuzins. Continue reading

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DPR: Ukrainian army actively utilizes drones to adjust artillery fire

The intensity of fire is increased at the contact line. The Ukrainian army used tanks and heavy artillery; the enemy used the reconnaissance drones to adjust artillery fire, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on April 26.

Trench combat continued on the borders of Gorlovka and Donetsk. The tensest situation is observed near the village of Zaytsevo and in the area of the “Yasinovataya” checkpoint. Continue reading

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Ukrainian army shells LPR during OSCE SMM Chief Monitor’s visit

26.04.2017, LPR.

On April 26, the Ukrainian side shelled the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic (the LPR) while Ertuğrul Apakan, Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine was visiting the LPR, the LPR People’s Militia official representative, lieutenant-colonel Andrey Marochko stated during his briefing at the Lugansk Information Centre.

Marochko says, “Knowing that the OSCE SMM Chief Monitor to Ukraine Ertuğrul Apakan is present on the territory of the Republic with a working visit, the Ukrainian military violated the ceasefire five times .” Continue reading

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In Italy there is an urge to ban Facebook pages which justify fascism

26.04.2017, Italy.

On April 25, in her address to Facebook’s administration, Laura Boldrini, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, stated the need to ban the propaganda of fascist and Nazi ideas through the Facebook social network, reported the RIA Novosti news agency.

In Laura Boldrini’s address it is said that fascist manifestations, as well as all forms of fascist apologetics, are prohibited in Italy.  Laura Boldrini informed her audience that according to a survey which was conducted by the National Association of the Italian Partisans (ANPI), about 2700 Facebook pages in Italy are related to right-wing extremism. 300 of them are of an openly fascist nature. This is why the discussion has now become important. Since Facebook, as a social network, is one of the most important tools of youth communication, the existence of pro-fascist pages poses a real threat today, said the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. Continue reading

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