Kurginyan: What Navalny’s opposition members did was a display of insanity

“Navalny’s opposition members were offered not just a good place but a symbolic place, Sakharov Avenue, where they held all the previous rallies… Is this a fact? It is. There were no bans. They accepted the offer, but then they started making ridiculous announcements, and they rushed to where other events were being held… This is a disgusting display of insanity, that they directed the crowd to where other events were being held, to deliberately create a stampede, thereby violating everything; it’s just utter insanity…” Sergey Kurginyan said.

Kurginyan noted that the police reaction to all the protesters’ violations was perfectly civilized; nevertheless, Western media still branded Russia as a Mordor. “Whatever you do, we need you to be a Mordor, and you will be. And that is exactly what external governance is,” the leader of Essence of Time said.

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Russian Defense Ministry: Large concentration of extremists recorded in Aleppo

A large concentration of terrorists to the west and north of the Syrian city of Aleppo is constantly recorded, claimed Alexander Zorin, the special representative of the Russian Defense Ministry in Geneva, during the Moscow-Geneva video conference on June 14 in the Russia Today press center, RIA Novosti reported.

Zorin said that peace in Aleppo is fragile, and a constant and large concentration of extremists is recorded there. He added that various terrorist groups of ISIL (organization banned in Russia) strive to cut off Aleppo from Homs and Hama. Zorin also said that terrorists seek to eliminate the present ceasefire, which may spread.

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Syrian Air force destroyed Islamists’ positions in Raqqa and Aleppo provinces

Syrian Air Force made a series of airstrikes attacking positions of armed militants in Raqqa and Aleppo provinces today, on June 14, SANA news agency reports.

According to agency’s data, the airstrike hit the positions of ISIL (organization banned in Russia) in the west of Raqqa province and in the east of Aleppo province. Manpower and military convoys of Islamists were destroyed in these regions as a result of the air attacks.

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Iranian Armed Forces General: Islamists conduct terrorist attacks with the help of USA and SA

ISIL (organization banned in Russia) carries out terrorist attacks with the assistance and sponsorship of the USA and Saudi Arabia, stated the General of the Iranian Armed Forces Massoud Jazayeri on June 13.Commenting on the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran, the General said that ISIL (organization banned in Russia) is the organizer of the double act of terrorism in the capital as it was admitted by the detained persons involved in these attacks. According to Jazayeri, despite all the terrorist threats, the will of the Iranian people is not broken, and they are not afraid of similar threats.

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Hungarian Parliament orders non-governmental organizations to disclose sources of foreign funding

Like the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the purpose of the current Hungarian bill is to register and facilitate reporting and activities of such organizations. FARA requires organizations to report not only on financing from abroad, but also on all of their activities, providing sanctions in case of violations – up to 10,000 dollars penalty and imprisonment of up to five years.

The Hungarian authorities have long been struggling to prevent foreign meddling in political matters by foreign NGOs. Last spring, the Hungarian Parliament adopted amendments to the education bill. The law now permits the closure of the Central European University (CEU), funded by billionaire George Soros.

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Pentagon: Russia has chosen a path of strategic competition with the US

The main “diverging interest” at the moment is Syria, where Russia and the US-led coalition are fighting against terrorism, and where Russia itself has questions about the actions of the United States.

Sergei Rudskoy, the Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, said on June 9 that “the [US-led] coalition is carrying out strikes against the Syrian Arab Army troops while declaring its goal to be fighting international terrorism… I want to ask a question: why are they doing this, and what are their real objectives? Thus far, we see that the [US-led] coalition’s actions only prevent the Syrian government troops from defeating the ISIL (organization banned in Russia) terrorist groups.”

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DPR: Number of the deserters among the Ukrainian troops is high

On the Gorlovka direction, the Ukrainian army shelled the villages of Zaytsevo and Shirokaya Balka.

On the Donetsk part of the front, the Ukrainian army opened fire on the villages of Veseloye and Spartak, the outskirts of the former Donetsk airport and the area of “Volvo-Center”, as well as the Kuybyshevsky district in Donetsk. Active combat continues near Yasinovataya.

Along the Mariupol direction, the Kiev military attacked the villages of Sakhanka, where a peaceful civilian, a woman, was shot dead by a sniper.

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