Zelensky’s helicopter was tracked by the Russian system “Container”

The airspace of Ukraine is completely controlled

President Zelensky recently left the Kyiv bunker and visited some sectors of the front. For example, in Kharkov, Luhansk region, Zaporozhye. He flew in a presidential helicopter, accompanied by combat vehicles. Does Russian air defense have the ability to track such flights? As a specialist in the field of air defense technology told MK, the flights of the leaders of Ukraine are completely tracked by our radars.

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Flights of senior officials, and even in combat conditions, are always a small air operation. It usually flies not one aircraft, but at least three: the main helicopter, the reserve one, as well as combat cover or fire support vehicles – usually the Mi-24.

Often the group is accompanied by a repeater helicopter that provides continuous communication of the main with the control centers. The Svyaznoy is moving 50-80 meters higher than the main meters.

Ukrainian air defense forces were probably warned about Zelensky's flight so that they would not shoot down their own. This is common for Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners. Recently, for example, they shot down their own Su-27.

True, often in order to ensure the secrecy of a VIP flight, misinformation about incorrect routes is thrown into the air.

Did you manage to track the “secret” flights of Zelensky of our air defense? The interlocutor of “MK”, ​​a specialist in the field of anti-aircraft systems, believes that our military had all the information about the movement of Zelensky.

– I assure you, we can control such flights, – said the interlocutor of MK, – no matter how low the altitude is. The Russian air defense has the necessary means. Intelligence is working, and our calculations clearly imagined who was flying, where and why.

The specialist recalled that the Russian aerospace defense has “Container” radar stations that “see” airspace up to three thousand kilometers .

– They are installed in all directions, – he said. – These are long-range radio-technical reconnaissance stations. In addition to tracking air targets, they solve problems in the interests of missile and space defense. It was such a station from our territory that tracked, for example, the attack of US cruise missiles on targets in Syria in 2019. All targets were then detected in a timely manner, and a warning passed to whoever needed it.

So, airspace control at long and short distances is carried out constantly. Duty forces and means control the airspace over Ukraine. All information, including about Zelensky's flights, flows to the central command post. And there decisions are already being made regarding goals, the expert concluded.



Macron prepared to meet with Zelensky in Kyiv

French President may visit Ukraine next week

French President Emmanuel Macron may visit Kyiv next week. Le Figaro reports this.

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According to the newspaper, Macron may arrive in the capital Ukraine next Wednesday, June 15, immediately after his visit to Romania.

In Romania, Macron is going to meet with the French military stationed in this country as part of the NATO mission.

At the Elysee Palace information about Macron's possible visit to Kyiv was not confirmed, but not denied either. The last time the President of France was in Kyiv on an official visit was on February 8.

It became known earlier that Macron, during a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, said that Paris would continue to supply Kyiv with weapons, including heavy weapons weapons.

According to Europe 1 radio station, by the end of June, France can supply Ukraine with six CAESAR self-propelled guns. Kyiv received the first batch of these machines in April.



The lawyer assessed the chances of Great Britain and Morocco to protect mercenaries in the DPR

Any help from these countries will mean recognition as a subject of the DPR

On June 9, the Supreme Court of the DPR sentenced two British citizens Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin to death, as well as a Moroccan citizen Saadoun Ibrahim. They were found guilty of participating in hostilities in Ukraine as mercenaries on the side of Kyiv. Lawyer, member of the Moscow Chamber of Advocates Artur Airapetov believes that for any assistance to the mercenaries of Great Britain and Morocco, they will have to agree with the court decision.

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In an interview with, Airapetov explained that the verdict could be appealed directly by persons who were prosecuted. The British or any other government of which the persons are citizens, according to the lawyer, cannot have anything to do with the appeal process or any other procedures within the case.

The lawyer emphasized that any defendant has the right to appeal, and even the one who was sentenced to death. However, Airapetov clarified that this right will be exercised either on his own behalf or through lawyers, and not on behalf of British Prime Minister Johnson or other foreign officials.

The lawyer believes that the only way to save his citizens for the UK and Morocco is an exchange. However, if they want to help their citizens and offer the DPR an exchange, then, according to the lawyer, this will mean that they will agree with the verdict and recognize the existence of the DPR subject “not only on paper.”

Ayrapetov added that the recognition or non-recognition of the sentence by certain states does not matter for the national law of the DPR. At the same time, the lawyer believes that, based on humanitarian considerations, sooner or later the UK will have to join in and recognize the verdict if it wants to help its citizens and show “humanitarian functions” in relation to mercenaries.

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Lavrov responded to the President of Poland who compared Putin to Hitler

Minister gave Duda one piece of advice

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the statement of Polish President Andrzej Duda, who, in an interview with Bild, compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.

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The Russian Foreign Minister noted that it was difficult for him to comment on the statements of many European and Ukrainian politicians, however, Duda's statement he did not ignore.

“Poland and those of its leaders who allow such maxims should probably be advised to study their own history and those events that underlie Polish history,” said the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Also, during a conversation with journalists, Lavrov wondered if the Polish authorities personally compared him with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nazi Germany, Joachim von Ribbentrop.

In addition, the minister accused Warsaw of starting to actively develop the territory of Ukraine.

“So far, we see that behind the talk about the inadmissibility of any dialogue with Russia, Polish colleagues are beginning to actively develop Ukrainian territory,” Lavrov said.

Formerly Duda in an interview with Bild, he criticized European leaders, referring to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron, who continue to conduct telephone conversations with Putin.



In Finland, they spoke about the abrupt departure of President Niinista after Putin’s words about Peter I

President refuses to dine with the King of Sweden

The protocol service of the President of Finland, Sauli Niiniste, warned the court of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in advance that the dinner planned in the Åland Islands during a visit to them of the monarch, may be cancelled. This was reported by Ilta Sanomat with reference to the press service of the President of Finland.

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The publication notes that the protocol service of the President of Finland warned the guests in advance that the President and his wife would not be able to attend the dinner, which was to take place on the day of the visit of the Swedish king.

It is emphasized that Carl XVI Gustaf's entourage expressed full understanding in connection with this decision. However, the reason why Niinista had to urgently return to Helsinki is not known.

The meeting between the President of Finland and the King of Sweden was dedicated to the centenary of the autonomy of the Åland Islands, which are inhabited by a mixed Finnish-Swedish population (the islands are part of Finland) .

Earlier, the British tabloid The Daily Mail reported that the dinner did not take place due to the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who recalled the victory of Peter I over Sweden in the Northern War, noting that the emperor was engaged in the return of territories.< /p>

The publication also stated that a group of Russian warships allegedly moved towards the Aland Islands, after which the Swedish king and the Finnish president left the region.

Note that Putin's statements about Peter I sounded on the day of the 350th anniversary of the birth of the first emperor of Russia.



Recruited brazenly: foreign mercenaries to Ukraine were collected by “Nazi-international workers”

In eight years, they created a real “extremist international”

The foreign mercenaries Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, sentenced to death in the DNR, and the Moroccan Saadoun Brahim, as you know, arrived in Ukraine back in 2018. They found women there and joined the local military. But what prompted them to go specifically to Ukraine?

Foreign mercenaries have been fighting in the Donbas since 2014.

It has been reported more than once that they were concentrating “under the wing” of “Azov” (which in Russia is required to recognize extremist organizations). The international relations of the neo-Nazi regiment have long been known. The Western media wrote about this with concern, declaring that a kind of “neo-Nazi international” was focusing on Ukraine.

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In 2014, the leadership of the then Azov Battalion proudly demonstrated its “foreign unit” to journalists. Among the first foreigners who joined Azov were such well-known neo-fascists as the veteran of the Italian movement “Italian Social Movement” of the right-wing radical Francesco Savery Fontana. He became an instructor in the battalion, and then, after returning to Italy, arranged for the “supply” of his young radical compatriots to Azov.

Another recruiter for Azov was a veteran of the Croatian war of 1991-1995, Denis Scheler. Through his efforts, there were about 30 Croats in the ranks of the battalion. Later, they generally intended to create a Croatian battalion on the basis of Azov.

A special “pride” of “Azov” was a member of the neo-Nazi “Swedish Resistance Movement” Mikael Skillt, who was listed in the battalion as a sniper and head of the intelligence group. But he was better known as a “cleansing coordinator”, that is, he specialized in massacres of civilians. In addition to him, three more Swedes served in Azov in 2014-2015.

The French recruiter Gaston Besson actively replenished the foreign ranks of Azov. A professional mercenary who, in his own words, went through “two wars and three uprisings in Croatia, Bosnia, Burma, Laos, Suriname,” recruited “soldiers of fortune” from all over Europe into Azov. In social networks, he posted an ad, which reported that “an international military unit is being formed in the area of ​​u200bu200bthe Azov Mariupol under the Azov battalion. Through the efforts of these recruiters, by the end of 2015, more than 100 foreigners were already in the ranks of Azov.

After the Azov was withdrawn from the front line near Kyiv, the active building up of international ties with neo-Nazi groups around the world continued. In 2018, they established contacts through Andrey Onishchuk with the American neo-Nazi extremist organization Atomwaffen Division. With its help, American mercenaries appeared in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, such as US Navy veteran Sean Irwood, for example. His compatriot with the call sign “Alex” reported on social networks that there is nothing easier than to take part in the battles in the Donbass. Also in 2018, the New York-based Soufan Group, a global security analyst, reported that Azov was a “critical node in a transnational network of violent extremists.” Most of the infamous Nazi Azov Regiment is now in captivity in the DPR. But the leaders and founders of this extremist association, such as Biletsky, Mosiychuk, with their well-established connections, are at large. This means that the flow of mercenaries can resume at any moment.

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Venediktov found out why he was declared a foreign agent

According to the former editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy, the reason for being included in the list of foreign agents was the salary he received for his work at the radio station, and dividends from the publication of the Diletant magazine

Alexei Venediktov

Former chief editor of the radio station &laquo ;Echo of Moscow» (liquidated in March by decision of the owners) Alexey Venediktov said that the Ministry of Justice explained the reasons for his inclusion in the list of individuals-foreign agents. Venediktov wrote about this in his Telegram channel.

«The Ministry of Justice explained my foreign agency— my salary for “Echo of Moscow” and Diletant's dividends. And nothing else, — he said.

Founder of the historical magazine «Amateur»— LLC “Education” 21st century" (The magazine has been published since 2012). Since 2009, Venediktov has owned 100% of the company, but by 2018, his share was reduced to 76.43%. Now he is not on the list of co-owners, but since May 11, his wife Elena has owned an equal share in size.

Venediktov was included in the list of foreign agents on April 22. He promised to appeal the decision of the Ministry of Justice.

RBC sent a request to the press service of the Ministry of Justice.

In early March, the Prosecutor General's Office demanded that Roskomnadzor block the Ekho Moskvy website, since, according to the department, materials with calls for extremist activity and false information about the actions of the Russian military during the operation in Ukraine were posted on it. Then the radio station, which had been operating since 1990, was taken off the air.

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"Echo of Moscow" filed a lawsuit against the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor because of the blocking, but in April the court recognized their actions as legal. Commenting on the confession by a foreign agent, Venediktov claimed that it was & mdash; “answer to the fact that we filed a lawsuit against the Prosecutor General's Office and Roskomnadzor.”

The decision to liquidate “Echo of Moscow” was accepted two days after the site was blocked and off the air. The radio station was part of the Gazprom-Media holding.

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How Popasnaya suffered in the LPR from the fighting. Video

Ramzan Kadyrov and the LNR reported on the liberation of Popasna from the Ukrainian military and control over it in early May. The republic is still reporting shelling of the city. How Popasnaya suffered from the hostilities – in the RBC video 756548597853666.jpg” alt=”How Popasnaya suffered in the LPR from the hostilities. Video” />


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Kazakhstan proposes to update military doctrine

The new military doctrine of Kazakhstan says that the country considers cyberattacks, propaganda, covert training of “destructive elements” in the country, as well as limiting the country's “capabilities” in the space sphere as potential threats

Kazakhstan developed a draft of a new military doctrine, document published for discussion on the portal of legal acts “Open legal acts”.

The military doctrine is “a system of views officially adopted in the state on ensuring the military security and defense of the republic”, and also determines the direction of the country's development in terms of ensuring its security, the document explains.

In the section, which concerns the analysis of the current situation in the world, it is said that now the situation in the world “is characterized by high dynamism and unpredictability of development, the growth of confrontation between world and regional powers for spheres of influence in the world, as well as the growing role of military force in resolving interstate and intrastate contradictions” .

Among the main threats to the security of Kazakhstan are:

  • increasing tension between world and regional powers;
  • reducing the effectiveness of international law and the ability of international organizations to ensure security;
  • < li>violation of agreements related to the limitation and reduction of strategic offensive weapons;

  • an increase in the volume of weapons of mass destruction in the world, as well as the creation of weapons of mass impact based on new physical principles;
  • globalization of terrorism and extremism, expansion of the geography of their activities and areas of activity;
  • carrying out information and propaganda activities, including information operations (cyber attacks) aimed at destabilizing the situation in the state;
  • intensification of the struggle for superiority in outer space, as well as attempts to limit the capabilities of Kazakhstan in the outer space, attempts to reduce the military potential of the state “through influence from outer space”;
  • hidden preparation of destructive elements on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan and neighboring states .

Kazakhstan plans to focus on maintaining the combat readiness of the army, maintaining the mobilization readiness of the state, accumulating stocks of the state material reserve and organizing its storage, improving and monitoring a single telecommunications network.

Kazakhstan also intends to expand its participation in ensuring international security. The military doctrine of the country is defensive in nature, the text of the document says.

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In early January, protests broke out in Kazakhstan, the initial cause of which was a sharp increase in the price of liquefied gas for the population. The authorities agreed to reduce them, the government resigned, but these measures did not give the desired result.

The protests that began in the west of the country quickly swept the entire republic, economic slogans were replaced by political ones, in the largest city of the country and the former capital— Alma-Ata— anti-government actions escalated into riots, and the city was given over to looters for several days.

To suppress the unrest, the authorities resorted to the help of the army. As a result of subsequent clashes, according to official figures, 225 people were killed, including 19 representatives of law enforcement agencies. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on January 10 called the incident in the country a terrorist attack and a well-organized aggression with the help of militants from abroad. At his request, the CSTO brought peacekeepers into the country, who stayed there until the situation returned to normal.

At the same time, right during the protests, serious internal political changes took place in the country. On January 5, in the midst of the unrest, Tokayev announced that he himself would head the republic's Security Council, which had been chaired by the republic's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, for more than 30 years. He remained in this position even after he left the post of head of state in 2019,— the status of the lifelong chairman of the Security Council was assigned to the elbasy (the leader of the nation, the official title of Nazarbayev) by two special laws.

From the moment when Tokayev took this position from Nazarbayev, a rapid transition of power began in the country. Amendments abolishing the lifelong status of the first president were approved by both houses of parliament by January 27. After the protests, Tokayev announced that the country would undergo large-scale reforms. He promised that the country would move away from the super-presidential form of government, and the role of the parliament would be strengthened.

In early June, a referendum on amendments to the Constitution was held in Kazakhstan. One of the key amendments — exclusion from the Constitution of the article dedicated to Nazarbayev, according to which he will lose most of his personal privileges and the status of Elbasy (leader of the nation). Also, the amendments also provide that one president of Kazakhstan cannot be elected to office more than twice in a row, while he must leave the party for the period of office. In addition, his close relatives will be banned from holding positions of civil servants. Nazarbayev himself supported the exclusion of his mention from the Constitution.

Amendments to the Constitution of Kazakhstan were supported by 77.18% of voters, the Republican CEC reported.

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Putin awarded Gryzlov the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Boris Gryzlov

In addition to Gryzlov, the Russian ambassadors to India and Peru, Denis Alipov and Igor Romanchenko, also received the rank.

The concept of “diplomatic rank” differs from the diplomatic position actually held by the person. Russian ambassadors in foreign countries may assume this position without having the rank of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, who is considered the highest in the diplomatic hierarchy. This rank, in turn, can be assigned to ministers and their deputies, general directors, ambassadors at large, directors of departments, permanent representatives of Russia to international organizations and ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the country in foreign states.

Ambassador, according to the law “On the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary after the Russian Federation in a Foreign State and the Permanent Representative (Representative, Permanent Observer) of the Russian Federation to an International Organization (in a Foreign State)” any citizen of Russia “who is capable of performing the duties of [ambassador] by his professional and personal qualities, education and state of health” may be appointed.

Putin appointed Gryzlov as the new Russian ambassador to Belarus on January 14. In December 2021, RBC wrote about his upcoming appointment, citing diplomatic sources. In this position, Gryzlov replaced Evgeny Lukyanov, who held it for less than a year.

Gryzlov called the continuation of the integration of the two countries his main priority as ambassador, as it is beneficial for both states and important for their citizens. Together with the work of the ambassador, he combines the positions of the Russian envoy to the contact group on Donbass and the head of the supreme council of United Russia. On January 31, Gryzlov took up his duties.

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Switzerland joins the sixth EU sanctions against Russia

In addition to approving a partial oil embargo and disconnecting several banks from SWIFT, the Swiss authorities have included in the sanctions list “more than 100 individuals and organizations” of Russia and Belarus

Switzerland supported the EU's sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions, including a partial embargo on supplies Russian oil, according to the website of the Federal Council (government) of the country.

“The Federal Council on June 10 decided to approve new EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus and instructed the Department of Economics to adapt the decree regarding the steps related to the situation in Ukraine»,— the message says.

In addition, Switzerland imposed “financial sanctions and a ban on entry into the country for another 100 people.” Among them are citizens of Russia and Belarus— military personnel, politicians, businessmen, “persons involved in the dissemination of disinformation.”

“Thus, the Swiss list of individuals and entities subject to sanctions is identical to the list of the EU”,— noted in the government.

The European Union approved the sixth package of sanctions against Russia and Belarus on June 3. As part of the sanctions against Russia, the EU decided to impose a partial embargo on the import of Russian oil, disconnect three more Russian banks from SWIFT & mdash; Sberbank, Moscow Credit Bank and Rosselkhozbank, as well as to expand restrictive measures against individuals and legal entities, but their list has not yet been provided.

In addition, as RBC found out, the sixth package of EU anti-Russian sanctions included bans on the purchase of alcohol and vegetable waste in Russia, as well as the sale of special chemicals into the country. The total cost of these bans exceeds €900 million

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The Kremlin, at the stage of preparing the sixth package, noted that the sanctions— it is a “double-edged weapon”. “In trying to harm us, they also have to pay a big price, and they already do. And the cost of these sanctions for the citizens of Europe will increase every day,— Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

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Putin promised the new president of Turkmenistan to visit the country

Serdar Berdimuhamedov

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to visit Turkmenistan at the invitation of the country's President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, whom he met on June 10, the transcript of the talks is published on the Kremlin website.

“Thank you, I will definitely take advantage of this [offer]”, — he answered the invitation of the President of Turkmenistan (TASS quote).

As part of the talks, the heads of state discussed the development of cooperation between the two countries in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian spheres and other issues on the international and regional agenda.

In May, Putin awarded the new president with the Order of Friendship “for his great contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership between Russia and Turkmenistan” ;.

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The State Duma clarified the proposal to ban signs in a foreign language

The trade mark on signs can be written in Latin, and the rest of the information, for example, about additional services, in Russian, the State Duma explained. If the bill is passed, businesses will face fines for violating it

The draft on limiting the use of foreign words and Latin in advertising suggests that it is possible to write a trademark in Latin, but unprotected elements of the message must be written in Russian, explained &laquo ;RIA Novosti» Head of the State Duma Committee on Culture Elena Yampolskaya.

“Of course, the trademark must be spelled as it is registered. If registered in Latin, then it must be written in Latin. But unprotected elements of this trademark, messages about some additional services should be written in Russian, — she said.

It is assumed that violation of the new rule will be punished with fines. According to the deputy, the bill should have a deferred period of validity in order to give businesses time to replace signs.

“My personal opinion is that the initiative should have a delayed expiration date, that is, you need to give the business time” a year or two, so that they can easily change large signs, & mdash; Yampolskaya noted.

On June 9, Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, announced that the State Duma had prepared a bill that would tighten the norms for the use of foreign words and the Latin alphabet in advertising.

Speaking about the need for such an initiative, Yampolskaya noted that on the central streets of Moscow there are 30-50% more signs in English or in Latin characters than in Russian. “In the excessive use of anglicisms there is a plebeian disrespect for one's country and one's native language. Today, it seems to me, a return to one's own, to Russia, is more important. Just remember what riches we have, — said the deputy.

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Lavrov announced the unpreparedness of Western countries for a “tango” with Russia

Russia's Western partners are not ready to conduct a full-fledged dialogue with Russia, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. He compared equal diplomatic relations with tango, and the way things are now with a single breakdance

Sergei Lavrov

Moscow is open to dialogue, but Western countries are not ready to “dance tango” with Russia, rather, they are engaged in diplomatic “breakdancing”, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He stated this at a press conference in Yerevan following the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CSTO countries.

“We are still open to dialogue. But you need to dance tango together, but for now our Western partners are engaged in breakdancing— alone»,— Lavrov said.

The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry answered the question of how he feels about calls, including to the leaders of Germany and France, not to negotiate with Russia.

“I heard other assessments, including from Paris and from Berlin. Both [former] Chancellor [Angela] Merkel at one time and President [France Emmanuel] Macron expressed very serious disappointment with the actions of the European Union Russophobes, who blocked the initiatives of France and Germany to hold an EU summit with President Putin, — Lavrov said.

According to him, they are “after all, reasonable politicians,” as they understood the need to “look for a way out of the crisis that had been accumulating for years,” which, according to Lavrov, was “aggravated [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelensky’s categorical refusal to comply with the Minsk agreements.”

Lavrov has repeatedly said that Russia is ready to continue diplomatic contacts with Western countries. So, for example, he spoke about this in the context of the security dialogue and on the eve of Russia's launch of a military special operation in Ukraine, and on the day when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced its launch.

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“As we take the measures announced by the President to ensure the security of the country and the Russian people, we will certainly always be ready for a dialogue that will return us to justice and the principles of the UN Charter”,— the minister spoke on February 24.

According to him, “our Western friends” do not respect international law, while Russia believes that relations between all countries should develop on a solid, mutually beneficial and respectful basis.

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The number of history lessons in schools will not be increased due to the new course

We are talking about the restructuring of the historical block, in particular “Russia in the world”, which will allow us to consider the process from the point of view of the influence of Russian history on the world, the department explained. It is not expected to increase the hourly load

The introduction of an additional history course for high school students does not imply an increase in the workload and an increase in teaching hours in this discipline, RBC explained in the press service of the Ministry of Education.

The department clarified that we are talking about the restructuring of the historical block, in particular the course «Russia in the world».

“Earlier there was a course “Russia in the world”, now it has been rethought, expanded, supplemented by a new central block “Russia” my story»,— they said there.

The ministry believes that this course “allows us to consider the historical process from the point of view of the influence of national history on world history.

We are not talking about an additional hourly load, first of all about the restructuring of blocks for the study of history, in particular the block “Russia in the world”, explained in the department.

Earlier, Minister of Education Sergei Kravtsov announced plans to introduce an additional integrated history course in high school called “Russia”; my story” to “already at a new level with high school students once again discuss those significant historical events, facts, their influence on the formation” Russian state. In his opinion, this will allow schoolchildren to form a “competent picture of the worldview.” “Today, the main stages, the main events of modern history are studied in the ninth grade. These are issues related to the February and October revolutions, the Great Patriotic War, these are the 1990s, this is the reunification of Crimea and Sevastopol with Russia, — the head of the Ministry of Education recalled, expressing confidence that “today's events related to the end of the eight-year war will take their rightful place” in the updated course.

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In mid-April, Kravtsov announced that schools would start studying history from the first grade. However, he later clarified that he meant historical enlightenment. “History <…> will be studied from the fifth grade, but already from elementary school it can be discussed within the framework of the subject “World around”; the history of their family, their region, their region, their small homeland. Visit museums, exhibitions & mdash; this can be done within the framework of extracurricular, extracurricular activities,»,— he explained.

Earlier, three teachers from Moscow schools told RBC that the authorities held an online meeting for teachers of history and social studies with the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, at which she presented the Russian position on the military operation in Ukraine and answered to questions from teachers. In particular, answering the question of what to say to children who do not support military operations in a neighboring country, Zakharova repeated the position of President Vladimir Putin on the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” Ukraine. According to the teachers, she stated that “Russia is not invading anywhere, but protecting the republics of the LPR and DPR.” “Maria Vladimirovna called the special operation the way it is called, — namely, a special operation to enforce peace,»,— told RBC the history teacher of school No. 1741 Pavel Pankin.

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