Petersburg teacher forced to leave high schoolbecause she read poems by Kharms and Vvedensky to the ninth graders. The director of the gymnasium called the writers “enemies of the people” and “accomplices of the Nazis,” adding that they “were deservedly captured by the NKVD and tortured for their crimes,” and “their poems can only be discussed in your bohemian kitchens.”
- The Investigative Committee began checking the “International Memorial” under the article on the rehabilitation of Nazism.
- Radio Liberty and Present Time received requests from Roskomnadzor to remove materials about the FBK and Navalny investigations.
- Human rights activist Abubakar Yangulbaev left Georgia due to surveillance.
- Bloomberg mistakenly published a headline about Russia’s attack on Ukraine, then deleted it.
- Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated exactly 70 years since her accession to the throne.
Searches and arrests
- The Investigative Committee began an investigation “International Memorial” on the article on the rehabilitation of Nazism. They were slandered by the Veterans of Russia movement for “denial, deliberate suppression and falsification of the facts of the crimes of Nazi accomplices by perpetuating their memory as victims of political repression.”
- In Petersburg graffiti artist arrested with picture Navalny. Last year, he drew a portrait of an oppositionist on an electric booth, and now he was trying to draw his comrade-in-arms Lilia Chanysheva, who is now in a pre-trial detention center. It was her birthday that day.
- In the Ulyanovsk region 38 prisoners colonies went on a hunger strike. They report humiliation and torture. Since the beginning of February, searches have been carried out in the colony every day, guards beat and torture convicts, and those who try to complain are promised to be raped and plunged into the toilet.
Extremist materials and penny salaries
- Russian service of Radio Liberty received more than 40 notifications from Roskomnadzor with a demand to remove materials written on the basis of the investigations of the Proekt publication, as well as the investigations of the Navalny team and the FBK. Allegedly, the materials of extremist organizations should be removed from the public space. Present Tense received a similar order, well, there was also added a note about the Levada Center poll and the Meduza investigation about Putin’s visit to a residence near Gelendzhik. We are required to remove 14 materials. A week earlier, several more independent Russian publications received similar requirements, some of them complied with it.
- Head of a human rights organization “Committee Against Torture” Igor Kalyapin left the organization. He said that this was not due to Kadyrov’s threats, but to disagreements with colleagues about where they should develop further. Sergey Babinets will take the post of chairman.
- The Ministry of Education published a document grounds for refusal in cooperation between Russian universities and schools with foreign organizations. To put it simply, now educational institutions will have to coordinate any contacts with foreign colleagues for a long time and dreary.
- Remember the three year old boy SMA, to whom the whole world collected 121 million rubles for medicine? So, the necessary funds were collected, but now the doctors refuse to appoint him Zolgensma, because he is supposedly already being treated with another drug. It is impossible to buy the drug on your own. Parents intend to apply to the prosecutor’s office and the Investigative Committee. And this is not the only such case. several other children are knownwho for some reason are not prescribed medicine.
- In Kolomna, near Moscow, nurses of the perinatal center went on a hunger strike because of the terrible working conditions: there are several times fewer employees than necessary, the workload is gigantic, and the salaries are penny. Here is a conversation with them.
human rights activist Abubakar Yangulbaev left Georgia due to surveillance. He has been there since the end of December. He said that he was informed about surveillance by “specialists in the field of security”, so he considered that it was worth leaving the country. Earlier it was known that he appealed to the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin with a request to check the speeches of Ramzan Kadyrov on the facts of death threats, incitement to hatred and enmity and incitement to murder. He noted that Kadyrov and other Chechen officials threaten him using official powers.
Here, just the other day, the head of the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Kurchaloevsky district, Rustam Aguev recorded a video message to the Chechenswho live in Europe and advised them “cut off the head”, if his compatriots “stumble upon such hares.”
Preparing for an invasion
Bloomberg by mistake published a headline O Russian attack on Ukraine. The message hung on the site for about half an hour, after which the journalists apologized and explained that they were preparing for all the possibilities, and therefore prepared the headline in advance. This is not surprising: the American media, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Reuters and others, write that Russia has concentrated about 70% of the forces and means necessary for a full-scale military invasion near the borders of Ukraine.
US Promise stop “Nord Stream – 2” in the event of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Lukashenka publicly promisedthat with the onset of Ukraine, Belarus will behave like Russia. In Georgia, petitions are being collected in support of Ukraine.
Around the world
Sunday Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II celebrated exactly 70 years since accession to the throne. She leads the kingdom longer than any monarch in the history of the country. During the years of her reign, 14 prime ministers were replaced, many former British colonies gained independence, and a number of Commonwealth countries became republics. Celebrate the platinum anniversary of the monarch of the UK will be the next few months.
Over the last year in Africa there were more military coupsthan happened on average in the 1960s. Within a year, military juntas came to power in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Sudan and Chad. African leaders gathered for the African Union summit in Addis Ababa and unanimously condemned the wave of coups.
The UN found that North Korea pays for his rocket program with stolen cryptocurrency. Over the past year, tens of millions of dollars worth of cyber attacks have swept the world, and a UN investigation has revealed their connection with China.
Chronicles of a pandemic
More than 180,000 cases registered in Russia over the past day coronavirus. This is another record since the beginning of the pandemic. At the same time, quarantine was lifted throughout the country for those who had contact with the sick. In addition, a PCR test will not be required to be removed from quarantine if seven or more days have passed since the onset of the disease.
- Lady-captain Anna. The story of the world’s first female sea captain.
- “Chemistry was, but we broke up” – the stories of the participants of the project, which helps women deal with the psychological consequences of cancer.
- “He saved not the Chelyuskinites, but the prisoners”. The story of the polar pilot Kukanov, who was supposed to become the first Hero of the USSR, but did not.
- Social parasites: how insects hack states and manipulate ant communities.
- Architectural thought and food wealth. In Kiev there is VDNH, similar to Moscow. It was built in the mid-1950s, and now they are slowly destroying it in order to build a new university. The history of the complex and its architectural value at the link.
- Ghosts of immortality and sorrow. Philosophical anthropologist Fyodor Girenok reflects on how consciousness opens the gates of death for us – and culture closes them.