Student fraternity. Students of Russian universities support the Donbass

Story Worsening of the situation in the Donbass

Students of Russian universities supported their compatriots in the Donbass. They are also ready to help those who have suffered because of the conflict.

“We, students of the Graduate School of Economics of the State University of Moscow named after MV Lomonosov, Im. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University and other universities in the country””””””””says the published petition at

The authors of the text note that their mission —”helps all who may suffer in “the current situation”. The students are sure that there will be peace in the Donbass.

“Peace will come. Let's get closer— we will help those who are now in the territory of Donbass, who are suffering”, — they said. This time we must keep a cool head and show that in Russia there is a real student body&rdquo ;.

“Let everything be resolved as soon as possible, and our task be those who, in the future, where, whatever, will allow this to be repeated. what happened in 2014 and whatever it led to…say the petitioners.


Why are bats the main vectors of infection?

“Arguments and facts” Weekly n°8. Homeland defense first 23/02/2022

A new type of coronavirus has been discovered in bats in Laos. Why did these mice become the main source of infection? Are ours as dangerous as the Asians?

Three new coronaviruses have been discovered while studying a population of bats living in caves in northern Laos. This was reported by the journal Nature. Scientists suggest that these viruses – relatives of SARS-CoV-2 that can enter human cells.

“Bats – the second largest group after rodents and, therefore, in terms of the number of parasites that feed on them. From them we have regularly been infected with something, – explain at. Mr. not. Maria Orlova, the only Russian scientist who studies parasites living on bats. – The coronavirus family was originally associated with bats, all other hosts are secondary. But it is not bats that live with us (ours are not yet dangerous), but fruit bats – gigantic animals whose wingspan reaches one meter. Being frugivorous, they also feed on dates. Their feces, urine and saliva remain on the fruit which ends up on the human table, in pet food. This is how the Hendra (with lethality in humans up to 60%) and Nipah (with lethality up to 75%) viruses were transmitted. Theoretically, anything can be expected from bats.


Which ships of the Black Sea Fleet could stay outside the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles?

Plot Worsening of the situation in the Donbass

Turkey could close the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for the passage of warships. However, even in this situation, the Russian Federation will have the right to use them to bring the fleet back to base, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. was looking for ships that were outside the strait. These could include ships taking part in exercises in the Mediterranean from February 15-21.

What happened?

The Ambassador from Ukraine to Turkey, Vasily Bondar, asked Ankara to close the strait for the passage of Russian warships.

Turkey has received an official request from Ukraine, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed. The provisions of the Montreux Convention are clear and precise. In a war in which Turkey does not participate, it is permissible to take action against the countries participating in the war, the minister said.

Thus, Turkey can close the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for the passage of warships, but even in this situation the Russian Federation will have the right to use them to return the fleet to the base.

Montreux Convention

The Montreux Strait Convention of 1936 guaranteed Turkish sovereignty over the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles.

Subject to prior notification to the Turkish authorities, the Black Sea powers may pass through the strait in peacetime their warships of any class. Substantial restrictions on class and tonnage were introduced for warships of non-Black Sea powers.

Depending on whether or not Turkey is a party to the conflict, it has additional powers to regulate passage through the strait. Under certain circumstances, Ankara can ban any country from using the strait if it considers it will violate security in the region or create threats for itself. However, the Turkish side has repeatedly stated that it intends to fully comply with the terms of the convention and opposes its revision.

However, the Montreux Convention also provides that ships of countries participating in the war can return to their bases and must be authorized to do so. The Montreux Convention also provides that the same measures must be taken with regard to Ukrainian warships, said the Turkish Foreign Minister.

Travel abroad

From February 15 to 25, 2022, naval exercises took place in the Eastern Mediterranean under the leadership of Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov. The event involved more than 15 warships, boats and support vessels, as well as more than 30 aircraft.

The list of ships included the Admiral Grigorovich missile cruisers. (part of the Black Sea Fleet), as well as ships of other fleets “Varyag” (flagship of the Pacific Fleet) and “Marshal Ustinov” (Northern Fleet), frigates “Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov” (Northern Fleet), as well as large anti-submarine ships “Admiral Tributes” (Pacific Fleet) and “Vice Admiral Kulakov” (Northern Fleet) and others. 

The fact that “Admiral Grigorovich” returned to the home port (Sevastopol), not reported. 

In February, the Ministry of Defense also did not report the location of other Black Sea Fleet ships, but in early 2022, in addition to the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”, the small missile ship “Vyshny Volochek” was part of the group of naval forces in the Mediterranean Sea;, patrol boat “Dmitry Rogachev”, submarines, minesweeper “Vladimir Zakharyin” . They performed special tasks as part of the permanent Navy (Navy) grouping in the remote sea area. Thus, more than 10 ships and support ships of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) may not be in the Black Sea at the moment.


Sobyanin: Remote work in Moscow will become a recommendation from February 28

In Moscow, the requirement to transfer 30% of employees to remote mode is removed. The corresponding decree was signed by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on February 25.

“The obligation to transfer 30% of employees to a remote working mode from one mandatory mode is being transferred to a recommendation”, — he wrote on his blog today, talking about the current situation with the omicron in the city.

Sobyanin explained that since the end of January, when; there has been a spike in the incidence of covid among the inhabitants of the capital, the number of new cases has more than tripled. The number of hospitalizations has halved, including children — by 80%.

As of February 25, 3,333 covid-19 patients were detected in Moscow, which was the minimum value since early January, when the fifth wave of coronavirus began in Russia.

&ldash;Hospitals and polyclinics are resuming business as usual and increasing scheduled patient appointments, — added the mayor.

Recall that from October 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022, employers in Moscow had to transfer at least 30% of their employees to remote work, including citizens over 60 years old and suffering from chronic diseases. These were only workers who had not been vaccinated or had not suffered from the coronavirus.

Previously, the mayor's office announced that the medical facilities of Moscow had begun to return to the planned mode of operation.


The DPR declared control of settlements in the direction of Mariupol

DPR units took control of three settlements in the direction of Mariupol in the Donbass, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the official representative of the Republic People's Militia Eduard Basurin.

We are talking about Nikolaevka, Novognatovka and Bogdanovka, as well as adjacent areas and roads.

Yesterday Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has stated that the Russian army does not inflict any strikes on the cities of Ukraine, there is no threat to the civilian population.

More early on, it was reported that the DPR and LPR were continuing their counteroffensive with Russian support. DPR troops in the direction of Volnakhsky advanced another kilometer.

The Russian Defense Ministry also said that Russian airborne forces had taken control of the territory in the area of Chernobyl. According to the agency, the Russian army has agreed with the Ukrainian army on the joint security of the nuclear power plant.


Experts named possible deadlines for the end of the special operation to protect the Donbass

The Russian armed forces can complete the operation in support of the people's republics of Donbass in five days, writes Izvestia.

This opinion was expressed to the correspondents of the publication by interviewed by experts.

As noted by Dmitry Abzalov, president of the Center for Strategic Communications, major actions outside major cities should take about this period.

“ Judging by what is happening now, East, Center and South can be liberated. Most likely, a corridor to Pridnestrovie will also be created,” he added.

Vasily Kashin, director of the Center for European and International In-Depth Studies at the Higher School of #39;economics of the National Research University, in turn noted that at present there is a noticeable progress in the Donbass and the Kharkiv region.

“At the moment, we have no objective data to assess the extent of what is happening. It can be assumed that a rapid advance can be made outside Donbass, where the density and quality of troops are lower, as well as the saturation of the territory with fortifications, ”emphasized the expert of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, given the current situation. situation.

It was previously reported that Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization in the country. The Head of State also decided to create the Supreme Commander's Headquarters.


Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on general mobilization in the country, reports TASS.

According to the text of the published document, it is then it will be executed in 90 days. Reservists will also be called up.

The mobilization will take place throughout Ukraine. In the near future, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine should determine the “order and volumes” of appeal, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine – to provide the necessary funding.

Heads of regional state administrations, in turn, were responsible for ensuring the establishment and functioning of medical commissions.

< p>Earlier it was also reported that there would be no release of men between the ages of 18 and 60.

The day before, Ukrainian deputies also published an appeal to Zelensky on the Internet with a request for 39;immediate opening of negotiations with Moscow.


In Crimea, two defendants were arrested in the case of preparing a terrorist attack in the temple

In Crimea, a court detained two Russian citizens, supporters of the Ukrainian extremist organization Right Sector banned in the Russian Federation.

Residents of Simferopol are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack and the illegal manufacture of explosive substances. They will be held until April 23.

Documents on four other defendants have not yet been received by the court, reports TASS.

The day before, the FSB of the Russian Federation has announced the detention of six Russians who were preparing an explosion in one of the Orthodox churches in the region to intimidate people.

Components for making an explosive device have were found in the garage of one of the Radicals. The inmates' phones contained instructions for making a bomb and correspondence discussing the planned attack.


Durov explained the failure of Telegram

Telegram founder Pavel Durov said the European messenger cluster is facing an unprecedented load.

As a result, some users may experience periodic interruptions short-term in the operation of a number of services, Durov wrote in his Telegram channel.

He noted that now the administration of the messenger is doing everything possible to maintain a high speed of & #39;sending and receiving messages.

On the morning of February 24, Telegram users around the world began to report large-scale failures in his work. Nearly half of complaints are server-related. Residents of Russia also had problems.

A few days ago, problems were also solved in the work of Telegram. Mostly there were failures while connecting to the server and sending messages.


In Kiev announced the introduction of a curfew

An air raid alert was announced in Kyiv, the city administration reported on Telegram.

Residents of the capital were asked to urgently to shelters.

< p>“Warning! An air threat has been declared in Kyiv! We ask everyone to urgently go to the civil protection shelter! – According to the report.

In addition, the capital's mayor Vitaliy Klitschko announced the introduction of a curfew in the city, reports the TV channel “Ukraine- 24”.

fuel shortage. There should be enough food for 15-20 days.

It was also reported that the evacuation of the Embassy of Ukraine had started in Moscow Chargé d'Affaires d'Ukraine in the Russian Federation summoned to Kyiv for consultations.