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On Monday night, Moscow’s Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports were closed. The Russian Defense Ministry reported on two drones shot down over the Bryansk region, and Mayor Sobyanin reported on the destruction of a drone in the Lyubertsy region. In Ukraine, in connection with the possible launch of Caliber from the Black Sea, a large-scale air raid was announced.
On Sunday night, the Russian army fired four cruise missiles into Ukraine, all of which were shot down; two people were injured by falling debris, and 10 private houses were damaged. The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the target of the strike was an airfield in the Kyiv region, “all designated objects were hit.” That same night, the Russian Defense Ministry reported a drone attack in the Kursk and Bryansk regions; in Kursk, a drone crashed into an apartment building, “there are no casualties or destruction.” The Security Service of Ukraine claims that the target of the attack was a military airfield, five aircraft and elements of air defense systems were hit (there is no video evidence). In occupied Berdyansk, there was a strong fire at the plant, where military equipment was previously brought.
On Saturday, the Belgorod governor reported six wounded in a shelling of the village of Urazovo (supposedly with cluster munitions) and one killed in a drone attack on the village of Shchetinovka. In the Kharkiv region, two people died during the shelling of the village of Podily, Kupyansky district. Two training aircraft collided in the sky over the Zhytomyr region, three Ukrainian pilots died, the reasons are being established.
According to the American Institute for the Study of War, the Ukrainian army continues its offensive in the Rabotyn region of the Zaporozhye region and allegedly even reached the second line of Russian defense. According to British military intelligence, Russia and Ukraine are fighting over the “Boyko towers” in the Black Sea.
In the Kaluga region, migrants are not accepted applications for Russian citizenship until they sign a contract to participate in the war in Ukraine. This week, a bill will be submitted to the State Duma on the deprivation of acquired citizenship for evading military registration and mobilization.
Georgia let in former prisoners from Kherson, who spent 10 days in the buffer zone on the border with Russia – why they decided to let them through and why they were not allowed in before, remained a mystery. Here is an interview with the mother of a teenager killed in occupied Berdyansk on June 25.
The Investigative Committee of Russia confirmed the death of Prigozhin in a plane crash. In this regard, about 50 mourners gathered at the memorial to the “talented cannibal” (as journalist Andrey Zakharov calls Prigozhin). Zakharov claims, citing his sources, that after the rebellion, Putin allowed Prigozhin to engage in “far abroad”, but the Ministry of Defense actively prevented this, and Prigozhin flew to Africa to find out what was happening there, and upon his return he had a meeting with a member of the Security Council. In Krasnoyarsk, the police detained teenagers who turned over the portraits of Prigozhin and Utkin, installed in the city square. In St. Petersburg, a criminal case was opened on the “discrediting” of the Russian army against Elena Abramova: on Navalny’s birthday on June 4, she went to Gostiny Dvor with a poster “Freedom to Navalny! Freedom to all political prisoners! No war!”. A Russian court in Simferopol imposed administrative arrests lasting from a day to a week on twenty-two Crimean Tatars who on Friday came to the courthouse, where a measure of restraint was chosen for residents of the Bakhchisarai district accused of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir. Roskomnadzor has blocked the website of the LGBT+ Case human rights initiative, the Moscow Gulag History Museum has canceled screenings of films about the repressions Captain Volkonogov Fled and For You and Us. Volgograd street artist Philip Kozlov, known as Philippenzo, has been released from a special detention center in the Moscow region after two administrative arrests in a row. On July 29, he was detained right at Domodedovo when he returned to Russia from Georgia. Film director Gleb Panfilov died in Moscow at the age of 90.
Around the world
According to the Financial Times, Yandex co-founder Arkady Volozh asked the European Union to lift the sanctions imposed on him in connection with the Russian war in Ukraine. A Russian citizen has been detained in Lebanon on suspicion of working for Israeli intelligence. In Oklahoma, at a school game in American football, shooting was opened – four people were injured. In Florida, three people were victims of an attack by a racist: he went into a Dollar General store and opened fire. An explosion at a gas station in Romania killed one person and injured more than 50.
Germany. An excerpt from the anti-fascist book “The Diary of a Desperate” (published by Ivan Limbach) by the German writer Friedrich Reka-Mallecheven, who was arrested in 1944 and died in Dachau three months before the surrender of Germany. Or a conversation with the American historian Monica Black, author of the book “The Land Possessed by Demons” about mysticism and witchcraft in post-war Germany. Arts. Interview with actionist Katrin Nenasheva – she opposes the war, but remains in Russia. Or a fragment from the book of art historian Ekaterina Andreeva “Multi-screen time. Art of the 20th – early 21st century” (published by “DA”), dedicated to the kinship between the St. Petersburg neo-academism of the 1990s and the World of Art at the beginning of the 20th century. Theater. 14 quotes from the memoirs of Natalia Sats – to the 120th anniversary of the director. Or a story about the theory of theatricality by Nikolai Evreinov.