Ukrainian military is intensifying the shelling of DPR territory

The Ukrainian military is intensifying the shelling of the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic (the DPR), and sabotage-recon groups have become highly active, a source in the Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia (DPR PM) informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on April 28.

According to local residents, the situation in the suburbs of Gorlovka remains tense. The Ukrainian military is provoking combat in the area of Zaytsevo and Zhovanka. Continue reading

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Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls US relations with Venezuela biased

28.04.2017, Venezuela.

On April 28, Delcy Rodríguez, the Foreign Minister of Venezuela, told journalists about certain predispositions between Venezuela and the United States, “Russia Today” reports.

She noted that this bias concerns primarily democracy and human rights in Venezuela.

Confirming the existence of this bias between Venezuela and the United States, Delcy Rodriguez has always urged the US Secretary of State to have open debates on existing human rights models in both countries. As an example, she compared Venezuela, which has dropped no bombs on the planet, with what was done by the USA to the world. Continue reading

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Odessa City Council speaks out against “decommunization” of street names

28.04.2017, Ukraine.

Members of the Odessa City Council reversed the decision to change the Soviet–era street names, also known as “decommunization”, conducted by Mikheil Saakashvili, the former city governor, RIA Novosti news agency reported on April 28.

Changes affected about 56 street names. For example, the “Heavenly Hundred” avenue was renamed back to the original “Marshal Zhukov” avenue.The street recently named in honor of Roman Shukhevich (formerly – “Yaroslav Galan” street) is now called “Defenders of the Fatherland”.

The alleys, bearing the names of, so called, “heroes” of the Anti-Terrorist Operation* in the Donbass region, have also been renamed.

Those members of the City Council who spoke out for reversing the initiative of the former city governor Mikheil Saakashvili stressed that several streets subjected to change do not exist at all, and others had their Soviet–era names changed earlier by the City Council Toponymic  Commission. Continue reading

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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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