The British Defense Minister called the conditions for the summit of Johnson and Putin


British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said on TV whether a summit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson with Russian President Vladimir Putin is possible.

“Boris Johnson is clearly open to meeting anyone,” Wallace said.

He noted that if it is necessary to take an important step towards the normalization of relations, it will be done.

At the same time, Wallace called the condition that must be met by Russia before such a meeting. According to him, President Putin should show “some positive signs of change.”

The head of the UK Defense Ministry stressed that while London still sees malicious activity. “But I think we will judge President Putin by his actions,” he added.

At the same time, Wallace expressed the hope that the Kremlin would like to improve relations with London and noted that Russia’s constant disagreements with the West are not in anyone’s interests.

As for the lifting of sanctions, Wallace said that this could follow after Russia “respects the sovereignty of other people and the international rule of law.”


Turkey reacted to the opening of air links with Russia

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The Turkish authorities welcomed the decision of the Russian Federation to resume flights with the country. This was reported in the Ministry of Tourism of Turkey.

“We are satisfied with the decision of the Russian side to resume air traffic,” RIA Novosti quoted a source in the Turkish tourism ministry as saying.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova called the timing of the restoration of air links with Turkey. From June 22, Russian planes with tourists will be able to fly to Turkey.

The Russian authorities made this decision after studying the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in Turkey. According to Golikova, in Turkey, vaccination of hotel staff is organized, a mask regime is observed, and a curfew is established for the local population.

Read the article: Turkey will be opened to Russians from June 22


The cost of the glasses that Biden gave Putin in Geneva is named

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The Randolph aviator glasses that American President Joseph Biden gave to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin cost $ 299 – that’s about 21 thousand rubles. Putin wears aviator glasses, but prefers the Chrome Hearts and Cartier brands. In addition, Biden presented Putin with a crystal statue in the form of a bison.

Putin also handed Biden a writing set decorated with khokhloma.

Earlier, the journalist compared the cars in which the two leaders arrived at the summit in Geneva. Biden got out of a Cadillac named “The Beast” for $ 1.5 million (108 million rubles), while Putin got out of an Aurus Senat limousine, the approximate price of which is 18 million rubles.

Recall that the meeting between Putin and Biden was held in Geneva on June 16. The talks lasted for 3 hours, and the leaders made statements following their results. Putin noted that the parties managed to agree on the return of the ambassadors of the countries to their posts.


State Duma deputy Irina Belykh: “Children need to develop “digital immunity»

The State Duma deputy proposed to introduce mandatory study of threats in cyberspace in schools Irina Belykh in the framework of the “Safe Childhood” program, of which she is the curator.

Irina Belykh noted that the widespread use of gadgets and the Internet in all spheres of life carry not only an increase in the level of comfort, but also new threats. According to her, without a well-thought-out strategy to prevent the dangers in cyberspace, including for children, it is impossible to adequately confront them.

“We teach children the rules of the road, the rules of behavior in society, the rules of hygiene. You can not cross the street at a red light, you must wash your hands before eating. Here in such an accessible, understandable form for children, you need to explain to them the rules of behavior on the Internet. Not to strictly prohibit, but to explain the possible variants of potential threats in a reasoned way, with the demonstration of specific examples. To develop “digital immunity” in children, so that the child can independently identify a potential danger and respond adequately to it, ” explained the parliamentarian, who has long been systematically engaged in child safety issues.

Belykh recalled that in recent years, several tens of thousands of pages on the Internet with suicidal content and propaganda of prohibited drugs have been blocked. In addition, more than half of students receive online invitations to friendship from strangers. At the same time, parents can not always explain to their children the rules for responding to such threats and more oftenthey follow the path of prohibitive measures. According to the deputy, therefore, it is necessary to develop and implement a mandatory school course as soon as possible, which would help children improve their level of digital literacy.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor began blocking VPN services in accordance with the regulations for responding to threats to circumvent restrictions on access to prohibited content.


Bulgarians speak out about Putin after Geneva: “Afraid of being overthrown”


Readers of the Bulgarian edition “Diary” discussed the publication about the summit of Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva. Many were interested in Biden’s words that Putin is allegedly afraid of being overthrown. They also argued about whether Russia will fight with China against the United States.

“Putin is really very worried that one day the people’s love will overtake him….”, – wrote one of the readers.

“It depends on how to understand this phrase,” says another about Biden’s statement. He adds that in his opinion, Putin is worried about how NATO would not surround Russia, and he himself would not be overthrown as a result of the intervention. “I think it can be understood, especially since the Americans are concerned about the same thing,” the user writes, noting that Americans talk a lot about the Russians not influencing the American elections.

“Putin will be overthrown by the oligarchs who actually rule Russia. Biden and NATO don’t care about that,” another panelist replies.

But the author of the following comment argued with those who criticized Putin’s subsequent press conference. According to the author, Putin was ready for any questions, answered without delay, intelligently, accurately and with humor. “Compared to him, many Western leaders seem incompetent,” the commentary says.

And another reader writes that he and many experts were impressed by the way Biden sat at the beginning of the negotiations. According to him, Biden sat cross-legged like a woman, and Putin sat like an alpha male.


Voting in the State Duma elections will take place for three days

The head of the Central Election Commission, Ella Pamfilova, said that voting in the State Duma elections will be held for three days, from September 17 to 19. Pamfilova stressed that this decision is based on the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor and the opinion of the public.

Among other arguments in favor of the three-day vote, Pamfilova pointed out the epidemiological situation in the country.

Pamfilova assured that voting in three days guarantees its safety, accessibility and convenience for voters. At the same time, the head of the CEC did not agree with the statement that such a format increases the risk of falsification.


Kiev named the main topic of the Zelensky-Biden summit

Vladimir Zelensky. Photo: Frame from the video

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on the air of the TV channel “1+1” that Kiev and Washington have entered the stage of preparation for the visit of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to the United States.

According to Kuleba, the main topic of Zelensky’s talks with US President Joe Biden will be the involvement of the American side in the settlement of the situation in the Donbas.

“There will be many other topics, but this is the number one topic,” the Ukrainian minister added.

He also noted that Zelensky’s visit to the United States will help strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the field of security and defense of Ukraine.


The Belarusian Foreign Ministry informed Moscow about the situation with the detained Russians

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the Belarusian side informed the ministry about the situation around the Russian citizens detained in Minsk. He expressed hope that the situation with Sofia Sapega, who was arrested in May, will be resolved soon.

Earlier it was reported that on Friday, June 18, Sergey Lavrov and his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei will discuss the situation with the detention of Sapieha.

Sofia Sapega was detained at the Minsk airport on May 23 after the forced landing of a Ryanair airliner together with her boyfriend Roman Protasevich. Protasevich is the co-founder and former editor of the opposition telegram channel NEXTA. In Belarus, he is accused of organizing mass riots.

According to the investigation, Sofia Sapega collected and publicly released personal data of Belarusian security forces.


Putin vetoed the law on fakes in the media

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has vetoed a law that establishes the responsibility of journalists and editorial offices of mass media for the distribution of fake news. The bill was sent for reconsideration, according to the data of the State Duma.

The bill in question originally dealt with the rules of age marking in the media. However, to the second reading The Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications amended the document. As a result, the bill affected one of the significant points of article 57 of the law on mass media. According to the current norms, if one media outlet prints false information, and another quotes it with a reference tothe original source, only the first edition is responsible. According to the bill, the responsibility could also extend to the second media outlet if the editor-in-chief of the first one could not be found.

The document was adopted in the second reading on May 18, and on May 19 — in the third. I comment on this fact, chapter The Union of Journalists of Russia Vladimir Solovyov called the innovation “quite strange” and could ” lead to restrictions on the freedom of dissemination of information.”


Western media drew attention to the” shortening ” of the Putin-Biden summit

“The summit was less lengthy than the White House originally expected”

Foreign media closely followed the summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States in Geneva. We collected the first responses of the Western press following the meeting between Putin and Biden, which some media outlets called “historic”.

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Commenting on the outcome of the Geneva summit, the US channel CNN reports: “President Joe Biden said that he focused on human rights and establishing stable relations with Russia during the most important talks of his long career, which ended on Wednesday in Geneva with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Biden began his post-summit press conference by emphasizing his focus during the meeting on human rights. Earlier, Putin said that he did not notice any hostility between the two leaders. The summit ended with a modest agreement to return each country’s ambassadors to their posts – an expected summit decision that put Biden’s decades of experience on the world stage to the test…

Speaking at an hour-long press conference shortly before Biden’s press conference, Putin called the talks “constructive” and said he had a generally positive impression of the American leader. “He is a well – balanced and professional person, and it is obvious that he is very experienced,” Putin said.

“However,” CNN claims, ” he has not provided any indication of a change in the malicious behavior that is testing the West’s ability and willingness to respond. And he did not change his rhetoric, condemning opposition leader Alexei Navalny and denying Russia’s role in the cyberattacks. Instead, he described a frank and pragmatic three hours that did not lead to a deep or emotional connection. “This, of course, does not mean that we looked into each other’s eyes and found a soul there or swore eternal friendship,” he said.

The summit between Biden and Putin lasted just over three hours and was divided into two rounds: the first – a small session, and the second — with the participation of larger delegations. The total opening time was less than the four to five hours that officials had initially predicted for the summit. Biden said he had achieved his goal of declaring his desire to have a stable and predictable relationship with the Kremlin.”

“US President Joe Biden spoke today about why his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin ended earlier than expected at a press conference following the meeting in Geneva, “CNN reported.” The summit, which was originally supposed to last from four to five hours, ended in three. “The reason it didn’t last longer is because when was the last time the two heads of state spent two hours in a direct conversation right across the table, going into excruciating detail? You can keep track of the time, but I didn’t, ” Biden said…

Biden also reiterated that there were “no threats” during the meeting: “Simple statements were made… Just let him know where I stand, what I think we can achieve together, and what, in fact, in the event of a violation of American sovereignty, we will do.”

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“President Biden said that the tone of his long-awaited meeting with Russian President Putin was “good” and “positive,” saying that he “did not threaten” his Russian counterpart, but warned of “consequences,” another American channel, Fox News, reports on the outcome of the Geneva meeting. – On Wednesday, Biden spoke about the several-hour meeting with Putin, saying that “there was a lot of hype around it,” but said that the meeting was “simple.”

The president said U.S. relations with Russia “must be stable and predictable, “and said the two countries”must be able to cooperate where it is in our mutual interests.” “We have differences where I want Putin to understand why I say what I say and why I do what I do and how I will respond,” Biden said. “My program is not directed against Russia or anyone else. She is for the American people-fighting COVID-19, rebuilding our economy, rebuilding relationships around the world with our allies and friends, and protecting the American people.”

“The president said that in the coming months, the US will ‘find out’ whether there is a ‘strategic dialogue’ with Russia and whether there is a ‘cybersecurity arrangement that will start to bring some order, ‘” Fox News continues. Biden said the two leaders talked about human rights violations… ” The bottom line is that I told Putin that we should have some basic rules of conduct that we can all abide by,” Biden said, adding that it was “in our common interest for our peoples – Russians and Americans – but also for the good and security of the world.”

“US President Joe Biden says he told Russian leader Vladimir Putin that he would always raise’ basic human rights ‘ issues, including jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny,” Sky News reports of the summit, which came after about four hours of talks between the two leaders in Switzerland – significantly less time than Biden’s advisers had said they expected.

Speaking at a press conference afterwards, Biden said that ” human rights will always be discussed.” Mr. Biden told reporters: “I did what I came here to do,” and said the summit went “well,” adding that “the last thing he (Putin) wanted was to get out of here.”) what he wants now is a cold war, ” but the Russian leader “is not ready to throw out the white flag.” He added that the new cold war ” does not interest anyone.”

Mr Biden said he had told his Russian counterpart that “no US president can maintain faith in the American people if he does not defend democratic values.”

According to him, relations between the United States and Russia should be stable and predictable, and he and Mr. Putin share a unique responsibility. Mr Biden also said he believed there was “a real prospect of a significant improvement in relations between countries without us abandoning something based on principles and values.”

The US president added that the two leaders had spent a lot of time on cybersecurity, and told Mr Putin that critical infrastructure should be closed to attacks. And he also said that both leaders agreed to work to ensure that Iran does not possess nuclear weapons.”

“Earlier, Putin said at a briefing that during his meeting with Biden, there was no hostility, and the summit was constructive,” Sky News reports. – Mr. Putin said that he saw a “glimmer of hope” for mutual trust with the United States, also describing the discussions as pragmatic and fruitful. In a major development, he said, he and Biden agreed to return their ambassadors to their posts in each other’s capitals in an effort to reduce tensions.”

“Joe Biden chose not to answer the question of whether he revised his comment that Vladimir Putin does not have a ‘soul’, as he said after meeting with the Russian leader in 2011, ” writes The Guardian. “Instead, Biden just put on his aviator sunglasses and started walking off the podium, telling reporters,’ Thank you very much.’ But when the president left the podium, he answered a couple more questions. It seemed that hehe became agitated when a reporter asked him why he was so sure that Putin would change his behavior. Biden said this was a mischaracterization of his comments, saying, ” I’m not sure he’ll change his behavior.” Instead, he argued that the global reaction to Russia’s actions would force Putin to change.”

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“Joe Biden downplayed the fact that his summit meeting with Vladimir Putin was shorter than the White House originally expected,” The Guardian reports. -The talks between Biden and Putin lasted about three hours, while White House officials said they expected the summit to end in four to five hours.

Biden stressed that it was a remarkable achievement for the two world leaders to come together for any length of time, and they were satisfied with the discussion after a couple of hours. Confirming earlier statements made by Putin about the respectful tone of the meeting, Biden said: “There were no threats.”

Read our special correspondent’s report from Geneva “Biden’s Medspravka, Putin’s surprises: it was hot behind the scenes of the Geneva summit”

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