Donald Trump was cultivated as a Russian asset over 40 years and proved so willing to parrot anti-western propaganda that there were celebrations in Moscow, a former KGB spy has told the Guardian.#politics #USA #Trump #Russia #spying
One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale #radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103....
... covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-particles-baltic-idUSKBN23X2TN
In Kaliningrad, during the military parade, one of the participants lost a shoe - in the manner of Cinderella - but continues to march. The head of the Baltic Sea Fleet arranged to reward the girl without a shoe for iron discipline: she did not exit the line and kept the array.
Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin once ridiculed the lack of a U.S. manned flight programme, saying it might as well "deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline".(c) Photo: MK
Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh.
"The trampoline is working," quipped the 48-year-old U.S. entrepreneur at a post-flight news conference alongside NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.
Both men laughed. "It's an inside joke," Musk added.
On Saturday, his SpaceX made history by becoming the first commercial company to send humans into orbit.
The U.S. feat and Musk's joke set Russian social media alight, with wits ridiculing Rogozin, and the Russian space chief's name began trending on Twitter.
"How do you like this, Dmitry Rogozin?" one critic prodded.
Russia still prides itself on sending the first human into orbit in 1961 and other achievements of the Soviet-era space programme.
Rogozin has remained conspicuously silent but his spokesman was forced to react.
"We don't really understand the hysteria sparked by the successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft," spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko said on Twitter.
"What should have happened a long time ago happened," he added.
While cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos executive director for crewed space programmes, saluted the US achievement in a brief video address, not everyone was in such a gracious mood.
Alexey Pushkov, a member of the upper house of parliament, declared Saturday's flight was not a big deal.
"This is a flight to the International Space Station, not to Mars," he said on messaging app Telegram.
He pronounced it time to stop ferrying Americans to the orbiting lab.
"Russia needs spaces for its own young cosmonauts."
Очевидец сделал снимок из Тульской областной больницы, где на фото отчетливо видно, что девушка-медик одета в защитный костюм, который просвечивает ее нижнее белье.http://www.n71.ru/news/section55/show215266/
Предположительно, девушка решила уберечь себя от чрезмерной жары, которую ей предстояло испытать, надев в очередной раз на себя защитный медицинский костюм. Поэтому, предприимчивая тулячка решила облегчить свое состояние, надев костюм на голое тело, которое было предварительно обличено в купальник. Однако, медработник не учла, что ее униформа обладает достаточно сильным просвечивающим эффектом, поэтому нижнее белье девушки смогли оценить не только коллеги, но и пациенты во время ее обхода по палатам. Опираясь на комментарии и примечания в социальных сетях, мужчины были вовсе не против такого “дефиле”, а лишь неловко поглядывали на медика и улыбались.
На такой “медицинский шок” отреагировал и региональный Минздрав:
- По факту несоблюдения требований к медицинской одежде сотрудником Тульской областной клинической больницы минздрав сообщает, что к нарушившей данные требования медсестре инфекционного госпиталя применено дисциплинарное взыскание в виде замечания. С персоналом медучреждения проведена разъяснительная беседа, сотрудники уведомлены о необходимости соблюдения требований к санитарной одежде и внешнему виду. Усилен контроль за работой сотрудников, ответственных за порядок использования специальной одежды и средств индивидуальной защиты, - пояснило ситуацию Управление.
Отметим, что такой “голый конфуз” не вызвал у туляков агрессии, а лишь поднял настроение и повысил чувство юмора жителей области.
The radio has been identified as a model R-394KM transmitter and receiver — code-named "Strizh," meaning "Swift" — that was manufactured in the Soviet Union in 1987. It was carried by agents into Western Europe shortly after that, and only a few years before the fall between 1989 and 1991 of the "Iron Curtain" of communism that divided Eastern and Western Europe.#radio #spy #history #germany #russia
Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received multiple nominations for Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906, and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910, and the fact that he never won is a major Nobel prize controversy.#Tolstoy #Толстой #Russia #literature #prose #writer #lang ru #photo #art
Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886), Family Happiness (1859), and Hadji Murad (1912). He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.
In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction work A Confession (1882). His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. Tolstoy's ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You (1894), were to have a profound impact on such pivotal 20th-century figures as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Tolstoy also became a dedicated advocate of Georgism, the economic philosophy of Henry George, which he incorporated into his writing, particularly Resurrection (1899).
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904 was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."#Chekhov #Чехов #Russia #literature #prose #writer #lang ru #photo #art #theatre