Russia to conduct a one-time census of the Amur tiger population

One-time registration of the Amur tiger in Russia will take place after & nbsp; 5 February, said the head of ANO & nbsp; & nbsp; Amur Tiger Center & raquo; & nbsp; Sergey Aramilev, & nbsp; reports RIA Novosti. & nbsp;

The specialist noted that the exact date of registration will depend on the snowfall, after which at least five days should pass, since during this period the animals move little. & Nbsp;

A working group has been created to observe the tigers. will work in the & nbsp; Amur Region, & nbsp; Khabarovsk Territory, Primorye and Jewish Autonomous Region. & nbsp; & nbsp;

Let's add, the last time the survey was carried out in 2015, 480-540 Amur tigers were identified. The Amur tiger is an endangered species, about 90% of all individuals in the wild live in the Khabarovsk Territory and Primorye.



The ISS plans to conduct more than 100 experiments in the next four years

More than 100 experiments will be carried out on the ISS in the next four years as part of the Russian research program. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Roscosmos.

During the presentation, representatives of the state corporation said that the experiments will take place in the period from 2022 to 2025. In particular, until April 2022, research is planned as part of the development of antiviral drugs.

Roscosmos & nbsp; clarified that the experiments & nbsp; will affect space & nbsp; biology and physiology, materials science, studies of the Earth from space, extra-atmospheric astronomy, space exploration technologies and other spheres.

Earlier it was reported that Roskosmos plans to conduct about 30 rocket launches in 2022.



More than 21 thousand covid patients were detected in the Russian Federation per day for the first time since the end of December

Plot The fourth wave of coronavirus in Russia

Over the past day, 21,155 cases of coronavirus in 85 regions were confirmed in the Russian Federation, including 2,975 (14%) no clinical manifestations of the disease were found, according to Stopcoronavirus.rf.

< p> Thus, the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic in the country increased by 0.20% and reached 10,723,305 cases.

During the day, the largest number of cases was detected in Moscow (5,490 people), St. Petersburg (1,839) and the Moscow region (1,556).

Over the past 24 hours, 25,984 people have recovered. For the entire period, 9 784 348 people were discharged in the country.

740 deaths were confirmed per day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 319,172 people have died from the coronavirus in Russia.

On the eve, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin assumed a high incidence rate due to the omicron strain. On the same day, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said that 698 cases of infection with the new strain were detected in Russia, most of these cases occur in the Moscow region.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed the Ministry of Health to assess the readiness of medical facilities to deploy additional beds and create a reserve for the treatment of patients with COVID-19.



Publications on financial literacy appeared in the list of school textbooks

The Scientific and Methodological Council under the Ministry of Education of Russia has supplemented the list of school textbooks with new publications on financial literacy, cybersecurity, social studies and native languages, according to the ministry's website.

In total, the federal list includes 95 new textbooks. Most of them have compiled textbooks on their native languages. Eight approved books are for children with disabilities.

Clarifies that teaching financial literacy will become compulsory in grades 1-9. Training according to the new standards will begin on September 1, 2022. At the same time, the introduction of a separate subject on financial literacy is not provided. Its foundations will be taught to students within the already studied disciplines, for example, mathematics and social studies.



Roscosmos and NASA are consulting on the extension of the ISS operation

Roscosmos and NASA are holding consultations on extending the operation of the International Space Station, TASS reports.

As the head of the state corporation & nbsp; Dmitry Rogozin, on December 31, an official notification was received from the United States to extend the use of the ISS until 2030. The general director of Roscosmos added that consultations with NASA are currently underway on this issue.

It is also noted that the Russian and American sides have prepared a draft agreement on cross-flights of US astronauts on Russian Unions. and Russian cosmonauts on American ships. The document is being coordinated with the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that in the coming years Washington intends to & nbsp; continue to work on the ISS with its international partners in the person of Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe.

By According to NASA, during the existence of the ISS, more than three thousand studies were organized on it. At the same time, about 110 countries and territories were involved in carrying out certain works. Therefore, the extension of the American presence at the station will create conditions for another productive decade, the management stressed.

Meanwhile, in 2022, Japanese researchers will begin preparations for the launch of the world's first wooden satellite. With the help of this experiment, the researchers intend to prove the suitability of wood as an environmentally friendly material for the production of spacecraft.



Ryabkov saw no reason for a new round of talks with the United States

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Russia “will not buckle” under Western sanctions The Deputy Foreign Minister said that the West had responded with a virtual refusal to Russian proposals on security guarantees and non-expansion of NATO. Russia, according to Sergei Ryabkov, “has nowhere to retreat”

Sergei Ryabkov

Moscow has no reason for a new round of negotiations with Washington on security guarantees in the near future. This was stated by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in an interview with RTVI TV channel.

“ I don't see any reason to sit down in the coming days (at the negotiating table. & mdash; RBK ), to meet again and start these very discussions, '' & mdash; Ryabkov said.

The main problem, he said, was that the United States and NATO “ under no guise, for any reason '' do not agree to Russia's demands not to expand the alliance and return its borders to the 1997 borders, as well as to provide “ legally binding guarantees that the relevant systems will not be located in the immediate vicinity of our borders. ''

He specified, that the United States and its allies actually responded with “ no '' in response to key Russian proposals for security guarantees; and want to discuss only those issues that interest them. “ And where they tell us 'yes, let's discuss further,' we, in turn, note that for all the importance and seriousness of these particular subjects, they are secondary to the same non-expansion of NATO. This is, to a certain extent, a dead end or a difference in approaches '', & mdash; noted the Deputy Minister.

He stressed that at the talks, Russia's opponents expressed their readiness to discuss those topics that are convenient for them. “ For us, this is not an option, because we are interested in the opposite. We need first of all what I said, and the rest goes in addition, '', & mdash; Ryabkov said.

At the same time, the diplomat noted, “ Americans want & lt; & hellip; & gt; let off steam from the Russian position, relieve pressure, relieve tension '' and, under the guise of this, “ continue the same process of geopolitical, military development of more and more territories, approaching further and further to Moscow. ''

“ We have nowhere to retreat. We already see that other measures, other methods will be applied in relation to opponents in the future, if they do not ultimately take into account our requirements and our needs, '' & mdash; added by the deputy minister.

The diplomat said that Russia will not bend under the pressure of possible new US sanctions and will find alternatives to its existence. “ We will find alternatives … Russia has never buckled under pressure, never succumbed to threats and blackmail, '' & mdash; Ryabkov said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Channel One; called the results of the talks on security guarantees a reflection of “ serious confrontations in the world arena, an attempt by the West to assert its dominance. ''

Negotiations between Russia and the United States on security guarantees were held in Geneva on January 9 & ndash; January 10, January 12 in Brussels meeting of the Council Russia & mdash; NATO, which discussed, in particular, the non-expansion of the alliance to the east.

On the eve it became known that American senators proposed, in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, to impose sanctions against the Russian leadership, the national debt, the banking sector and Nord Stream -2 & raquo ;.

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The State Duma will not approve the introduction of QR codes until early February

Initially, it was assumed that the system of restrictions on visiting public places for the unvaccinated and non-vaccinated, approved at the federal level, would work from February 1

The bill on the introduction of QR codes in public places will most likely not be adopted until the beginning February, an interlocutor in the State Duma told RBC.

RIA Novosti wrote earlier that the consideration of the second reading was postponed to February 1, citing sources in the lower house. and TASS. They explained that the relevant bylaws have not yet been sent to the State Duma.

The bill on the introduction of QR codes for passage to public places was submitted to the State Duma on November 12, 2021 in parallel with the initiative to introduce QR codes for travel by rail and air. The latter, however, was removed from consideration for revision following criticism, in particular from airlines.

In accordance with the bill, it was planned to introduce QR codes from February 1, and this measure was to be in effect until June 1. In accordance with the idea of ​​the authors of the document, to visit public places it will be necessary to present a QR code, which is provided after vaccination or transferred COVID-19, or a vaccination withdrawal issued by a medical institution.

On December 16, 2021, the bill was considered in the first reading, he was supported by 329 deputies. After that, the document was re-sent for discussion to the regions, the Federation Council and the Russian government.

In early December last year, at a meeting with members of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded that introduction of QR codes. He said that when the bill is passed, it is necessary to carefully weigh everything, work out an idea with the regions and not violate the rights of citizens.

Currently, the QR code system is introduced by regional authorities depending on the epidemiological situation.

< p> Over the past 24 hours, 21,155 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia, which was the highest figure since December 29. According to the federal headquarters, 740 people have died in the last 24 hours. This is at least since the beginning of July.

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Lavrov told what Russia expects from the West after unsuccessful negotiations

Lavrov: Russia expects the United States to respond in writing to Russian security proposals Moscow will wait for a response from the United States on its proposals, Lavrov said. Russia relies on agreements that guarantee the existence of alliances for the sake of “indivisibility of security” and not to the detriment of the security of other countries, he added

Sergey Lavrov

Russia is awaiting a written response from the United States to Russian security proposals. This was stated by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Big Game program. on Channel One, RIA Novosti reports. The program will be aired at 22:30 Moscow time.

“ The Americans promised us to try, but we told them that they need to try very hard, to make their counter offers next week. Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, on behalf of the North Atlantic Alliance also volunteered to put his reaction on paper, '' & mdash; said Lavrov. After that, he said, Washington's proposals will be discussed with the President, the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Defense.

Lavrov also noted that “ NATO and Americans categorically reject '' Russia's right to seek non-expansion of the alliance. “ But our position is not based on NATO documents. & lt; … & gt; It [position] is based on documents adopted at the highest level in the OSCE, including the Istanbul Summit of 1999, where the freedom of choice of alliances is directly conditioned by the need to ensure the indivisibility of security so that no one takes any measures in their own interests to the detriment of the security of any other state '; , & mdash; he explained (quoted by TASS).

Lavrov's interview will go on the air the day after the meeting of the Council of Russia & mdash; NATO, which, according to the Kremlin, was unsuccessful.

That Moscow is waiting for a “ concrete written formulation '' after two rounds of talks between Russia and the United States, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov also said. According to him, in two meetings & mdash; in Geneva on January 10 and January 12 in Brussels & mdash; there were “ positive nuances '', but they were not the main purpose of these consultations.

On January 10, a meeting of the delegations of the Russian Foreign Ministry and the US State Department was held in Geneva, following which Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that the parties had failed to agree on Moscow's key demand for NATO & mdash; about the non-expansion of the alliance to the east. According to him, the proposal to give Russia legal guarantees in this regard has caused serious objections from the United States.

The requirement to guarantee the non-expansion of NATO to the east and non-joining the alliance of the countries of the former USSR, as well as the clause on the prohibition of military activities on the territory of Ukraine, were in the draft security guarantee treaty that Russia sent for discussion to Washington in mid-December. As Ryabkov stressed, Russia needs “ iron, legal obligations, not promises, but guarantees '' the fact that Ukraine and Georgia will not become members of NATO.

On January 12, negotiations of the Council of Russia & mdash; NATO, which became the second in a series of meetings to discuss security guarantees.

After the talks, the US Senate published a draft of a new package of sanctions prepared by the Democrats against the Russian national debt, the banking sector and the leaderships of countries, including against President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister – Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Restrictions are provided in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov is “ extremely negative '' appreciated the appearance of this document. “ Especially against the backdrop of ongoing negotiations. Negotiations, albeit unsuccessful, '', & mdash; he said.

The third meeting dedicated to the topic of security will take place on January 13 within the OSCE.

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Russia denied the US demands to “return the troops to the barracks”

Lavrov: We will not even discuss US demands to “return the troops to the barracks” Moscow does not intend to discuss with NATO or the US the issues of moving troops across Russia, the demand to “return them to the barracks” will not be considered, the Foreign Minister said. Earlier this position was announced by a representative of the Kremlin


Lined up in port: how peacekeepers in Kazakhstan were escorted to the parade ground

In Alma-Ata, on the parade ground of the Military Institute of the Ground Forces, a ceremony of building and seeing off the CSTO peacekeepers was held. They were brought into the country amid unrest, the authorities said that they had fulfilled their tasks


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Shoigu told Putin about the tasks performed by the peacekeepers in Kazakhstan

Shoigu reported to Putin that the CSTO peacekeepers were guarding 14 important facilities in Kazakhstan The entry of the CSTO peacekeepers into Kazakhstan allowed in the first days to release about 1.6 thousand employees of local power structures to restore order in the republic, Sergei Shoigu reported

The peacekeepers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) during the mission in Kazakhstan took 14 especially important objects under their protection. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in his report to President Vladimir Putin.

“ 14 objects have been taken under protection today, objects of particular importance: these are communications, energy, objects that are responsible for life states & raquo;, & mdash; Shoigu said.


He clarified that at the request of the leadership of Kazakhstan and on behalf of Putin, under the protection of the CSTO forces there were “ a number of other objects '', the seizure of which by terrorists posed a serious threat.

The intervention of the CSTO forces allowed the release of about 1.6 thousand employees of the power structures of Kazakhstan, “ which have become actively involved in the work to combat the bandits, '' Shoigu continued.

The minister also spoke about the timing of the withdrawal of the contingent from the republic. “ We approved a decision on the phased withdrawal and transfer of objects under protection to Kazakhstan. We start withdrawing today. & lt; … & gt; We plan to complete all work on the 19th & raquo;, & mdash; Shoigu said.

“ Tomorrow, we will withdraw all the forces of our colleagues by boards & mdash; Armenia, Tajikistan, Belarus. Kyrgyz colleagues come out & mdash; given that they are near, & mdash; under its own power. Further, within five days, as the objects are transferred, the withdrawal of the remaining peacekeeping forces will be carried out, '', & mdash; explained the head of the Ministry of Defense.

In total, more than 80 aircraft of the Russian military transport aviation took part in the transfer of peacekeepers, Shoigu said.

The transfer of the contingent's forces took place “ in the shortest possible time, '' he noted.

Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with Shoigu, said that the CSTO peacekeeping contingent had completed its task in Kazakhstan and should return home. “ The CSTO peacekeeping forces have played a very important role in stabilizing the situation in Kazakhstan. & lt; … & gt; Everything worked like clockwork, quickly, smoothly and efficiently. & lt; … & gt; In general & mdash; gotta get home '', & mdash; said the president.

Riots in Kazakhstan began on January 2. On January 5, the President of the country, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, declared a state of emergency throughout the country and announced an appeal for help from the CSTO. Already on January 6, the first forces of peacekeepers began to arrive in Kazakhstan.

On January 11, Tokayev announced the stabilization of the situation in the country and the end of the CSTO mission. On January 13, the CSTO peacekeepers began the withdrawal of forces and the transfer of protected objects to law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan.

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Results of consultations between Russia and the West in the OSCE. Live broadcast

Security consultations were held in Vienna at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. This is the third part of negotiations between Russia and the West. Alexander Lukashevich, Russia's Permanent Representative to the OSCE, talks about the results

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Russophobe Kazakh minister Umarov appointed Russian deputy

Alexander Danilov has become the deputy of Askar Umarov, who heads the Kazakh Ministry of Information and Social Development. This was reported on the official website of the government of the country.

“By the decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Alexander Sergeevich Danilov was appointed to the post of Vice Minister of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” the message says.

Danilov was born on December 16, 1991 in Karaganda. Graduated from Karaganda State Technical University and Gumilyov Eurasian National University. He is a member of the National Council of Public Confidence under the President of Kazakhstan and a member of the Presidential Youth Personnel Reserve.

He worked in public and youth organizations, in 2020 he headed the project.

Recall that Umarov is considered ardent nationalist and Russophobe. He spoke offensively about the celebration of Victory Day in Russia. In addition, he called nationalism the most effective idea. Umarov also called the Russians in Kazakhstan “an imposed diaspora.” It was alleged that he provides active support to Kazakh nationalists.



Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the Russophobic statements of the new Kazakh Minister Umarov

Photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the appointment of Askar Umarov as Minister of Information and Social Development in Kazakhstan. Earlier, the media called him a Russophobe and a nationalist, for a number of statements on social networks, where he spoke out against the Russian language, and also called him an “incomprehensible holiday” on May 9.

“Nationalist statements of the new Minister of Information of Kazakhstan Umarov are unacceptable,” – the statement of the Russian foreign ministry says.

At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that the appointment of Umarov is an internal affair of Kazakhstan. In addition, Moscow is confident that the leadership of Kazakhstan is “determined to strengthen ties with Russia.”



President Tokayev’s chess game

Stormy events in Kazakhstan riveted the attention of the entire world community and gave rise to many “conspiracy theories”, predictions and predictions. Among such “prophecies” one could often come across the thesis that the crisis in Kazakhstan lasts a long time until the complete collapse of Kazakhstan's statehood.


However, the “hot” phase of the crisis was passed quickly. In many ways, this became possible thanks to the quick and accurate actions of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. It's not a secret for anyone that in Kazakhstan, in fact, there was a dual power. The country's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was proclaimed the Elbasy – the leader of the nation. He headed the Security Council and controlled the “siloviki”. Elbasy has publicly demonstrated more than once that he has remained “at the helm”. One of these demonstrations was the visit of Nazarbayev to the summit of CIS leaders in St. Petersburg at the end of December 2021. Tokayev and Nazarbayev met with Vladimir Putin separately.

A split in the elites is one of the main prerequisites for unrest and revolutions. Peaceful rallies over rising gas prices would not have caused a political crisis if there was no division in the leadership. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismissed the government, prices were reduced again. Despite this, peaceful protests escalated into pogroms. The preliminary damage is estimated at several billion dollars, the investment attractiveness of the country has noticeably decreased and the business climate has worsened.

The riots in the largest city of the country, Alma-Ata, were not restrained by the “siloviki”. In some cities, local representatives of the State Security Committee surrendered their buildings without a fight, allowing them to seize secret documents and arsenals.

It is still not clear why the power structures did not initially offer resistance. However, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev regarded this as treason. He took over as head of the Security Council instead of the life-long Leader of the Nation, who remained silent and did not appear in public. Then Tokayev made a new unexpected move – he announced that gangs of foreign terrorists had invaded the country and asked for help from the CSTO. Tokayev played ahead of the curve not only in relation to internal opponents, but also to his CSTO colleagues, including Vladimir Putin, by taking the initiative. However, the Russian president also won, his quick readiness to help his neighbor.

After that, the situation was brought under control. Leading world powers supported the efforts of President Tokayev to stabilize the situation in Kazakhstan, and he became a full-fledged head of the country. However, the prolonged presence of foreign troops could generate new unrest, already on nationalist grounds. Considering the fact that in 19 million Kazakhstan about half are Russian-speaking citizens (of different nationalities), a new round of the crisis could become even more dangerous. Tokayev prevented such a development of events by announcing the withdrawal of the CSTO troops within ten days. This decision not only calmed Kazakhstanis, but also raised the prestige of the CSTO as an effective structure that maintains security in the participating countries without violating their sovereignty.

Tokayev also announced the start of socially oriented reforms in Kazakhstan. In particular, he said that the layer of super-rich people that appeared under the Leader of the Nation will have to share their fortunes with the people. For this purpose, a special fund will be created: rich companies will pay contributions there to finance social programs.

In the context of an acute political crisis, within a short period of time, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev managed to solve many political problems that seemed insoluble. Tough, precisely calculated, unexpected moves disarmed Tokayev's opponents and critics. It was a kind of “rapid chess” game, which specialists will study and analyze for a long time.