US lawmakers demand the release of an American convicted in Russia for a conflict with the police

The former US Marine was jailed on charges of assaulting police officers, writes Voice of America. The heads of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs presented a resolution demanding that Russia release former US Marine Trevor Reed, who was imprisoned in that country. ...

'We have to do it': Lukashenka closed the border of Belarus with the West

The Belarusian authorities are closing the borders with Poland and Lithuania and strengthening the borders with Ukraine, said the current president of the country, Alexander Lukashenko. Polish border guards say that the border is working as usual, the BBC writes. “We are forced to withdraw troops from the streets, as I said, ...

'In inhuman conditions': thousands of Hasidim are stuck on the border of Belarus and Ukraine

A 42-year-old pilgrim from Israel was detained for violating the state border of Ukraine. As reported on Wednesday, September 16, in the state border service of the country, he tried to get to Uman through the swamp, writes Vesti Israel. The press service of the department reports that the detainee is one of hundreds of Hasidim who got stuck ...

'Religious exclusion': congressmen ask Ukraine to let the Hasidim from the USA into the country

For Rabbi Jonathan Ritty, this year would mark the 37th consecutive visit to Uman for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which falls on September 18-20, writes Voice of America. The grave where the founder of Bratslav Hasidism, Tzadik Nachman from Bratslav, who lived ...

'Russian agent': the United States imposed sanctions against the Ukrainian deputy

The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on four people suspected of meddling in the US presidential election with the support of Russia. Among them are three Russians and a Ukrainian deputy Andriy Derkach. Writes about this BBC. The department's report says that Derkach is more ...

'I sat out, but I won't just leave': Lukashenko spoke about the situation in Belarus, Putin and Poroshenko

The President of Belarus in an interview with Russian state TV channels said that if his power falls, problems could begin in Russia itself. The main topic of conversation was the situation in Belarus, opposition protests against election fraud and repression against opponents of the president, writes ...

Russian vaccine against COVID-19 went into circulation: scientists doubt the authenticity of the data about it

The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation said that the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine received permission to release and will soon appear in the country's regions. After that, mass vaccinations can begin, writes DW. The first batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V has been released into civilian circulation, ...

The court in Moscow announced the sentence to Efremov for a fatal road accident

The Presnensky Court of Moscow sentenced actor Mikhail Efremov to 8 years in prison for an accident on the Garden Ring, as a result of which the driver of another car died, RIA Novosti writes. "To impose a sentence of 8 years in a general regime colony," Judge Elena announced the decision ...

Belarus intercepted the 'conversation between Warsaw and Berlin' about Navalny: no one believed them

On September 3, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, said that the data on the poisoning of politician Alexei Navalny with a substance from the Novichka group was falsification. Writes about this Meduza. Lukashenka claimed that the Belarusian intelligence service a few days before ...

Protests in Belarus: tens of thousands marched in Minsk, hundreds were detained

The Belarusians again held a large-scale protest in the center of Minsk, after which the arrests and beatings of protesters began. Sunday, September 6, marked four weeks of mass protests in the Belarusian capital and other cities of the country. Writes about this BBC. The demonstrators marched in the center ...

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