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He Found One of Stalin’s Mass Graves. Now He’s in Jail.

The discovery by Yuri Dmitriev, after years of searching, “has clearly made some people very uncomfortable,” his daughter says. The forest at Sandarmokh in the northwestern Russian region of Karelia, where thousands of victims of Stalin were executed.Credit…Davide Monteleone for The New York Times Andrew Higgins   SANDARMOKH, Russia — The day began, like many others in her childhood years, with hours of tramping through an insect-infested forest with the family dog while her eccentric father, Yuri Dmitriev, wandered off to hunt in vain for corpses buried among the trees.Read More

Путин и Вирус

Putin, Russia’s Man of Action, Is Passive, Even Bored, in the Coronavirus Era The pandemic has derailed Vladimir V. Putin’s plans for a big military parade and a referendum extending his rule — and now knocked out his prime minister — as the Russian leader struggles to find his stride. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia led a meeting with members of the country’s Security Council via a video link from his country residence outside Moscow this month.Credit…Sputnik/Reuters Andrew Higgins MOSCOW — This was supposed to be a moment ofRead More

Нью Йорк Таймс: Кризис в Церкви Кирилла

A ‘Breakdown of Trust’: Pandemic Corrodes Church-State Ties in Russia Even as the monasteries of the Orthodox Church are besieged by the coronavirus, apocalyptic-minded priests balk at state restrictions on public worship. Patriarch Kirill, in the white headdress, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, at a procession in Moscow last month. Experts say his reluctance to enforce orders against church gatherings has led to an explosion of coronavirus cases in monasteries and convents.Credit…Patriarchal Press Service, via Reuters Andrew Higgins MOSCOW — A physics student at Moscow State University, Dmitri PelipenkoRead More

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Ракеты НАСА

NASA Picks Moon Lander Designs by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Rocket Companies It seems unlikely the space agency will meet President Trump’s goal of a return to the lunar surface by the end of 2024. The core stage of NASA’s Artemis rocket, which would take astronauts to the moon, at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans in January.Credit…Jude Guidry/NASA By Kenneth Chang NASA announced on Thursday that it had picked three designs for spacecraft to take astronauts back to the surface of the moon. Two are from prominentRead More

Eric Schmidt: Я могу решить все вопросы

‘I Could Solve Most of Your Problems’: Eric Schmidt’s Pentagon Offensive The former Google C.E.O. has reinvented himself as the prime liaison between Silicon Valley and the military-industrial complex. By Kate Conger and Cade Metz In July 2016, Raymond Thomas, a four-star general and head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, hosted a guest: Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google. General Thomas, who served in the 1991 gulf war and deployed many times to Afghanistan, spent the better part of a day showing Mr. Schmidt around Special Operations Command’s headquartersRead More

Парадокс Карла Поппера

  The Paradox of Karl Popper The great philosopher, renowned for his ferocious attacks on scientific and political dogmatism, could be quite dogmatic. Scientific American John Horgan Karl Popper said he was the happiest philosopher he knew. “Most philosophers are really deeply depressed,” he explained, “because they can’t produce anything worthwhile.” Photo from Keystone / Getty Images. The world has been paying lots of attention to philosopher Karl Popper lately, although surely not as much as he would think he deserves. Popper, 1902-1994, railed against dogmatism in all forms. HeRead More

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A Private Equity Firm Is Blocked From Buying .Org

The deal for the internet domain for nonprofit organizations had set off fierce opposition. Protesters outside the Los Angeles headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, in January.Credit…Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Steve Lohr A private equity firm will not gain control of dot-org, the digital real estate that is home to millions of nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations and community groups. The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the internet naming system, decided on Thursday night toRead More

Most Dictators Self Destruct. Why?

In most cases, democratization has followed an authoritarian ruler’s mistake. Bloomberg    Leonid Bershidsky Ceausescu was overconfident. Photo by Spiegl / Ullstein Bild via Getty Images.  With authoritarian rulers ascendant in many parts of the world, one wonders what must happen for their countries to liberalize. The likes of Vladimir Putin in Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey or Xi Jinping in China are entrenched, experienced and not unpopular — so should their opponents simply resign themselves to an open-ended period of illiberal rule? According to Daniel Treisman, a UCLARead More

A Hooker & Con Man Are Running America

Who’s to blame today?

Вашингтон Пост: Вирус Сгущает Кровь A mysterious blood-clotting complication is killing coronavirus patients Once thought a relatively straightforward respiratory virus, covid-19 is proving to be much more frightening Ariana Eunjung Cha  April 22, 2020 Craig Coopersmith was up early that morning as usual and typed his daily inquiry into his phone. “Good morning, Team Covid,” he wrote, asking for updates from the ICU team leaders working across 10 hospitals in the Emory University health system in Atlanta. One doctor replied that one of his patients had a strange blood problem. Despite being put onRead More

Путин и Трамп Старые Друзья!

The True Manchurian Candidate story!

Гибель Лошарика у Берегов Норвегии

A Deep-Diving Sub. A Deadly Fire. And Russia’s Secret Undersea Agenda. Few want to talk about how 14 sailors met their deaths on a Russian engineering marvel. Fewer still want to talk about what they were doing off Norway’s waters. Like the shell of an egg, the Losharik’s titanium spheres can resist terrific pressure. Mika Gröndahl James Glanz and Thomas Nilsen .   April 20, 2020 OFF THE COAST OF NORWAY . There could hardly have been a more terrifying place to fight a fire than in the belly of theRead More

After Harvey Weinstein what? #MeToo Brought Down 201Powerful Men. Nearly Half ofTheir Replacements Are Women. By AUDREY CARLSEN, MAYA SALAM, CLAIRE CAIN MILLER, DENISE LU, ASH NGU, JUGAL K. PATEL and ZACH WICHTERUPDATED Oct. 29, 2018 201 lost jobs or major roles 124 replacements: 54 women and 70 men Who Was Ousted and Who Stepped In Harvey WeinsteinOct. 5, 2017 Producer and co-founder, the Weinstein Company Interim Andy Mitchell & Milos Brajovic Co-presidents of Lantern Entertainment Charlie RoseNov. 20, 2017 Television host Permanent Christiane Amanpour Host, “Amanpour & Company” ▼ View all 201Read More

Журнал Kafka Desk

Журнал Kafka Desk: Комедия друзей из Чехии, Словакии, и Венгрии  

China Virus      Graphs – Countries – Death Rate – Symptoms – Incubation – Transmission – News Coronavirus Cases: 3,531,120 view by country Deaths: 246,825      

Saudis suspected of phone spying campaign in US

Exclusive: Whistleblower’s data suggests millions of tracking requests sent over four-month period Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington  @skirchy Email Sun 29 Mar 2020 09.30 EDT Last modified on Sun 29 Mar 2020 10.15 EDT      Saudi mobile phones were being tracked as often as 13 times per hour as they travelled through the US, the data appears to suggest. Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images Saudi Arabia appears to be exploiting weaknesses in the global mobile telecoms network to track its citizens as they travel around the US, according to a whistleblower who has shown the Guardian millions of alleged secretRead More

187,000+Жертв в Вухане

(Bloomberg) — Китайские власти солгали о количестве умерших от вируса в Вухане. В пятницу семьям умерших позволили забрать урны из 8ми похоронных бюро. По подсчетам свидетелей, по крайней мере 187,000 урн было выставлено в Вухане. Семьи ждали часами чтобы получить урны умерших родствернников. The long lines and stacks of ash urns greeting family members of the dead at funeral homes in Wuhan are spurring questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the epicenter of the outbreak, renewing pressure on a Chinese government struggling to control its containment narrative.Read More

87,000+ Stacks of Urns in Wuhan

Stacks of Urns in Wuhan Prompt New Questions of Virus’s Toll. (Bloomberg) The long lines and stacks of ash urns greeting family members of the dead at funeral homes in Wuhan are spurring questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the epicenter of the outbreak, renewing pressure on a Chinese government struggling to control its containment narrative. The families of those who succumbed to the virus in the central Chinese city, where the disease first emerged in December, were allowed to pick up their cremated ashes at eightRead More

Armenian Women Crucified by Turks

The genocide of Armenian Christians by the Turkish Ottoman empire on the heels of a devastating defeat they suffered at the hands of Russia has been one of the most brutal and barbaric ever but most disturbingly one that the world has refused to acknowledge. The pic above is from a 1919 film depicting the cruelty metted upon a group of 19 teenage Armenian Christian girls who were gang raped by Muslim soldeirs of the Ottoman state. The movie did not however depict the gruesome killing as even for today’sRead More


Фото Антимос Нтагка

Уличный фотограф из Греции Антимос Нтагкас публикует комичные снимки, которые ломают мозг. Их можно описать одной фразой: это не то, чем кажется.  Нтагкас родом из Афин. Он служит в греческой армии. Фотографией Антимос увлекся 6 лет назад. Большую часть снимков Антимос Нтагкас сделал в родном городе, при этом он постоянно ищет неожиданные сцены уличной жизни по всему миру. Фотограф уже побывал в Лондоне, Париже, Будапеште, Нью-Йорке и Тель-Авиве. «У уличной фотографии больше художественности, больше творчества. Она не только ловит момент и людей на улице. Вам приходится стать художественным руководителем, чтобы сочетатьRead More

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