Thursday, April 21, 2016

Владимир Путин росчерком пера лишил Рамзана Кадырова “личной армии” – новости онлайн на On Kavkaz by mikenova Thursday April 21st, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Владимир Путин росчерком пера лишил Рамзана Кадырова “личной армии” – новости онлайн на On Kavkaz 

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Прямые последствия на Северного Кавказа, и в первую очередь, для Чечни и ее главы Рамзана Кадырова, имеет недавнее решение Владимира Путина о создании на базе Внутренних войск новой силовой структуры — Национальной гвардии

Рамзан Кадыров из затяжного конфликта с ФСБ вышел победителем и с влиятельным союзником – новости онлайн на On Kavkaz 

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Для Чечни наиболее значимыми событиями этой весны стали назначение Рамзана Кадырова на пост врио главы республики и создание Владимиром Путиным Национальной гвардии

Israeli PM to discuss with Russia’s Putin closer military coordination | Reuters 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he had arrived to Moscow to discuss closer military coordination to avoid incidents between Israel and Russia, which launched a military operation in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last year.

The 100 Most Influential People in the World | TIME 

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TIME presents its annual list, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons

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At least 570 people are now known have died after the magnitude-7.8 quake hit Ecuador last Saturday.
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UN Hears Major Differences on Global Approach to Drug Use

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Jamaica defended its decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana. Iran said it seized 620 tons of different types of drugs last year and is helping protect the world from ``the evils of addiction.'' Cuba opposed the legalization of drugs or declaring them harmless.   The first U.N. General Assembly special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years heard major differences on the approach to drug use on its second day on Wednesday.   On...

Facts about Britain’s record-breaking Queen Elizabeth II

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On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II became first British monarch to reach the age of 90. It’s just one of many milestones the queen has marked in her nine decades. Here’s a look at some other numbers regarding Britain’s queen:

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Dutch intelligence agency warns of violent extremists threat

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A Dutch intelligence agency has warned that the Netherlands faces a complex threat from violent extremists returning from Syria, those prevented from travelling to fight overseas, and people radicalized by Jihadi propaganda who may want to carry out attacks at home.

India ranked low in Press Freedom Index - The Hindu

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India ranked low in Press Freedom Index
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India ranks an abysmally low at 133 among 180 countries in the latest annual World Press Freedom Index, which says Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems “indifferent” to the threats against journalists. The 2016 'World Press Freedom Index' released by ...

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Glen Doherty in an undated photograph. He was among four Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The C.I.A. has secured funds to pay death benefits to his family and others.
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Trump's Unpopularity Could Put GOP House Control in Danger -

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The new chief of the Russian Election Commission on April 20 responded to allegations of fraud in an election in a Moscow suburb and called off the vote.

Iran Not Seeking Entry to U.S. Financial System, Envoy Says

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Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said American officials must do more to assure other countries that they could do business in Iran without risking penalties.

China eyes deeper military ties with Afghanistan

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have deeper military ties with Afghanistan, including counter-terrorism intelligence cooperation and joint drills, a senior Chinese officer told a visiting Afghan envoy.

VIDEO: Yemen's bitter conflict explained

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Talks aimed at resolving the conflict in Yemen are scheduled to restart in Kuwait on Thursday.

Immigrants Fuel Silicon Valley Startups

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America's high-tech center of Silicon Valley, near San Francisco, continues to grow, and much of the energy is coming from immigrant entrepreneurs. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan spoke with the immigrant founders of two Internet startups: one starting operations and the other expanding its base of millions of online users.

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Israels Secret Weapon Against Terror - Daily Beast

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Israels Secret Weapon Against Terror
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Russian Panel Finds Pilot Actions Led To Rostov-On-Don Plane Crash

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Russia's Inter-State Aviation Committee issued an interim report on a Dubai airliner crash at Rostov-on-Don last month, confirming that it occurred because of the pilots' actions.

US official questions China's intentions in South China Sea - Washington Post

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Obama to Reassure Gulf Partners

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President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, in an effort to repair relations and bridge differences over issues ranging from Iran to the fight against terror.

More than 55 percent of Chinese now live in urban areas

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China’s government says an increasing proportion of its citizens are becoming town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas.

Lavrov Visits Armenia Amid Sporadic Firing Around Nagorno-Karabakh

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is heading to Armenia on April 21 amid a flare-up of violence between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Obama, Gulf Partners Meet on Path Forward to Stabilize Middle East 

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Gulf state leaders are meeting in Riyadh on ways they can work more closely to help stabilize the conflict-ridden Middle East region, despite differences on the best way forward. Obama and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) opened the one-day summit Thursday with a session focusing on the political chaos and fighting in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Libya. The U.S. is pressing for a greater focus on political solutions and less on sectarian...

NATO: Efforts to stem migrant flows making a difference

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says efforts to stem the tide of migrants seeking the shores of Europe are working.

NATO says number of migrants ‘significantly down’ just after news that 500 may have drowned 

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NATO’s Secretary General urged authorities not to abandon efforts prematurely, though, because human smugglers were still active.

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Obama Aims to Reassure Persian Gulf Allies in Saudi Arabia

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Mr. Obama and his counterparts were expected to discuss ways to promote regional security, efforts to defeat terrorist groups and how best to deal with Iran.

U.S. Jails Russian Creator Of Malware Used To Drain Bank Accounts

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A U.S. court has sentenced a Russian man accused of creating a computer virus that infected more than 1.4 million computers in order to steal bank account data to 9 ½ years in prison.

Obama Seeks Gulf Help Against Islamic State

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The US President is asking America's historic allies for greater cooperation in the fight against Islamist militants.

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Diplomat: USS Donald Cook's approach to Kaliningrad attempt to pressure Russia - TASS

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Diplomat: USS Donald Cook's approach to Kaliningrad attempt to pressure Russia
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How the World’s Most Influential People Influence Each Other

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You know that Barack Obama and Donald Trump won’t be golfing together anytime soon. But did you know that Adele is an admirer of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kasuma or that Gina Rodriguez geeks out over Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda? Here’s a look at how many of this year’s TIME 100 influence each other.
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Iran: no output freeze until it restores pre-sanctions level

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A senior energy official says Iran won’t consider a production freeze until it reaches its pre-sanctions level of output of 4.2 million barrels a day.

Pakistan Army Chief 'Fires Top Officers' Over Corruption

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Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif has reportedly dismissed at least 11 military officers from service over corruption charges.

NATO Chief Says Cease-Fire Key to Peace in Syria

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the nearly two-month-old cease-fire in Syria is "under strain," but still represents the best chance at a peaceful solution to the country's crisis. The cessation of hostilities between pro-government forces and opposition fighters went into effect at the end of February, and has been widely credited with sharply reducing fighting in Syria. But both sides have reported numerous violations, including a rise in fighting the past few...

Russia needs to quit Ukraine before sanctions talks begin, says Poroshenko

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BUCHAREST (Reuters) - No talks on lifting Western sanctions against Russia should take place until Moscow completely withdraws its military presence from Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday.
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Masked Anti-Putin Protester Detained Again In Red Square

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Performance artist Roman Roslovtsev returned to Red Square to stage his latest masked protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and a law on public gatherings. This time he was joined by a second protester. They were both arrested. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)

Turkey meets less than half EU visa waiver terms: EU official

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Turkey has met fewer than half the conditions for its citizens to be granted early visa-free travel to the European Union, just 10 days before a deadline for it to meet the requirements, an EU official told lawmakers on Thursday.

In new Ukraine, old clan ties propel 'boy' prime minister's rise

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KIEV (Reuters) - The rapid rise of a former provincial mayor to become Ukraine's youngest ever prime minister has stirred fears that the very system of clannish oligarchy that the 2014 Maidan street protests were meant to dismantle is still alive and well.

Israeli PM to discuss with Russia's Putin closer military coordination

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MOSCOW (Рейтер) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he had arrived to Moscow to discuss closer military coordination to avoid incidents between Israel and Russia, which launched a military operation in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last year.

Obama’s Gulf gambit: More military aid to allies could ease regional rifts with Iran 

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But Saudi Arabia and other partners remain uneasy over nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Early Edition: April 21, 2016 

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Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.
President Obama in Saudi Arabia. Obama met today with senior officials from six Arab states in Riyadh, to discuss security issues affecting the Persian Gulf, including the fight against ISIS. The meetings are intended to build on a similar event convened last year at Camp David. [AP]  The president met yesterday with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the leaders spending more than two hours in a private meeting which officials said was cordial but reflected differences between the two on major issues like Iran, human rights and the international terror threat, report Michael D. Shear and Ben Hubbard. [New York Times]  Joining Obama on the visit, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with regional security officials yesterday, saying he encouraged them to do more militarily, politically and economically. [Wall Street Journal’s Colleen McCain Nelson and Margherita Stancati]
Analysis and comment. President Obama received a “chilly reception” upon arrival in Riyadh, comments Ian Black, noting that the president’s arrival at the airport was not broadcast live on Saudi TV, as is routine with visits from heads of state. [The Guardian]  Ray Takeyh argues that President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia is “futile,” arguing that the two allies now see little in the same way. [Politico Magazine]  And Nicholas Kristof argues that “Saudi Arabia legitimizes Islamic extremism and intolerance around the world,” arguing that if the international community wants to stop attacks like Brussels and San Bernardino, it needs to “turn off the spigots of incitement” from Riyadh. [New York Times]
A coalition of tech companies is opposing an encryption bill that would require its members to disclose customer data to the government. Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and other firms have sent a letter to the bill’s backers calling it “unworkable.” [The Hill’s Cory Bennett]
“What rules should apply to government hackers?” As the debate over regulating encryption begins to resolve itself into a discussion on “lawful hacking,” Jenna McLaughlin considers what the rules of this new “game” might be. [The Intercept]
The US is wary of reopening negotiations on the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer agreement after concerns were raised by the EU last week, the US Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade has said. The agreement was made in February following two years of negotiations. [Reuters’ Julia Fioretti]
UK intelligence services have been covertly collecting bulk personal data on people who are “unlikely to be of intelligence or security interest” since the late 1990s, internal MI5, MI6 and GCHQ documents obtained by Privacy International have revealed. The documents indicate that successive ministers have been aware of what may amount to “mass surveillance.” [The Guardian’s Owen Bowcott and Richard Norton-Taylor; Financial Times’ Kate Allen]
Moscow has positioned artillery units in parts of northern Syria where the government has massed forces, sparking US concern that the allies may be planning a full-scale return to fighting as the current cessation of hostilities falters. [Wall Street Journal’s Adam Entous and Gordon Lubold]
Syria’s foreign minister accused Turkey and other states of supplying weapons to terrorists in Syria, state media reported. [Reuters’ John Davison and Omar Fahmy]
A major evacuation operation is underway in Syria, relief agencies evacuating people from four besieged towns, the largest such operation in five years of conflict. [BBC]
The UK Parliament has declared atrocities committed by ISIS as genocide, specifically their treatment of Yazidis and Christians. The unanimous vote in the House of Commons was in defiance of the government position, the Foreign Office saying it would be unwise to prejudge the issue or act as jury on a case that may reach the ICC. Patrick Wintour reports. [The Guardian]
The conditions required to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq are “in the process of coming together,” said French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today, report Emmanuel Jarry and James Regan. [Reuters]
US-led airstrikes continue. The US and coalition military forces carried out three strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria on April 19. Separately, partner forces conducted a further 21 strikes against targets in Iraq. [Central Command]
The German Federal Constitutional Court ruled that important antiterrorism laws are partly unconstitutional yesterday, demanding tighter control over surveillance. The law will stay in place subject to limitations. [DWNew York Times’ Alison Smale]
President Obama will discuss counterterrorism strategy with European leaders on Monday, the White House has announced. The meeting on April 25 will be attended by French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. [The Hill’s Jordan Fabian]
There are around 200 Belgians fighting for Islamic State in Syria who are “possibly coming back” to Europe in order to carry out terrorist attacks, Belgian’s interior minister said today. [Wall Street Journal’s Valentina Pop]
Tuesday’s large-scale bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, is a sign that the Taliban “could be acquiring more powerful explosives,” Afghan security officials warned yesterday. The attack, in which 64 people were killed, is one of the deadliest since the Taliban insurgency began in 2001. [Washington Post’s Tim Craig and Sayed Salahuddin]
The attack raises the question of how the Taliban was able to gain entry to the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan intelligence agency that was targeted, and has increased the pressure on Afghanistan’s coalition government to get itself in order, write Mujib Mashal and Jawad Sukhanyar. [New York Times’]
US drone strikes now outnumber warplane attacks in Afghanistan, US Air Force data for 2015 show, an illustration of the reliance the US military places on unmanned aircraft nowadays. [Reuters]
The Taliban “do look a lot like they are winning” in Afghanistan, writes Nick Paton Walsh, who suggests that President Ashraf Ghani’s government’s failures are due to the fact that it has mistaken perception for reality, focusing on “message” rather than “results.” [CNN]
China is hoping to establish stronger military ties with Afghanistan, a senior Chinese officer has informed a visiting Afghan convoy. China, Pakistan and the US are currently attempting to broker peace talks to end the Taliban insurgency, but the militants have so far refused to take part. [Reuters’ Ben Blanchard]
Hamas has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem earlier this week, announcing via its media that 19-year-old Abdel Hamid Abu Srour carried out the attack, though none of its top officials have issued a statement. [Washington Post’s William Booth; Ynet News]
A network of Jewish extremists has been uncovered in the West Bank, Israel’s police and domestic security agency announced yesterday. They said that the network is responsible for several attacks on Palestinians in recent times. [New York Times’ Isabel Kershner]
Terror incidents on the West Bank have “declined significantly” since last December, reports Neri Zilber, who discusses the factors which may have contributed to this, including “security cooperation” between Israel and Palestine. [The Daily Beast]
Hezbollah has over 100,000 rockets and missiles and presents an “unprecedented” threat to Israel, Israel’s deputy chief of staff Major General Yair Golan told reporters yesterday, with the warning that Israel would utilize its full military capabilities if another Israel-Hezbollah war were to take place, resulting in “devastating” damage in Lebanon. [Al Jazeera]
China’s actions in the South China Sea raise “serious questions” about its “intentions,” Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told students at Vietnam’s National University in Hanoi today. He said that the US and Vietnam “share the interest in maintaining peace and stability in the region.” [AP]
China’s President Xi Jinping has given himself the new title of commander in chief of the Chinese military’s Joint Operations Command Center, a position that will provide him with a more direct role in military affairs allowing him to “command personally.” [AP]
North Korea may have recommenced tunneling at its main nuclear test site, satellite images interpreted by the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies indicate. [Reuters’ David Brunnstrom and Jack Kim]
US-China cooperation against North Korea is “stronger.” A US envoy for North Korea told reporters in Beijing today that the two nations took an equal part in drafting the UN Security Council’s resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea back in March. [AP]
The Pentagon has submitted a request to Congress to allow parts of the Guantánamo Bay war court trials to be conducted via video link, in an effort to expedite proceedings. [Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg]
What’s in the missing 28 Pages? Officials have informed reporters that the still-classified chapter of the 2002 joint inquiry report into 9/11 will serve only to “flesh out the details” of what is already known to authorities and members of the public, and that there are “thousands” of other documents, still classified, that would reveal “far  more.” [NBC News’ Josh Meyer]
Yemen peace talks will begin today, according to the UN. A rebel delegation departed from Sana’a yesterday to join the talks in Kuwait. [BBC]  A political deal is “remote” while Iran continues to supply Houthi rebels with training and weaponry, says Luke Coffey. [Al Jazeera]
Islamic State and Boko Haram are beginning to collaborate more closely, according to US military officials. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to Islamic State last year. [New York Times’ Helene Cooper]
Boko Haram is “luring” young people to join it with business loans, the Nigerian military has reported. Once the loans are given, the borrower is faced with the “option” of either joining the group or being killed if they fail to repay the loan when it becomes due. [CNN’s Radina Gigova]
The meeting between Russia and NATO on Wednesday was “constructive and substantive,”according to officials, though no agreements were reached. “NATO allies and Russia hold very different views,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said following the meeting. [Wall Street Journal’s Julian E Barnes and Paul Sonne]
The US Supreme Court ruled that almost $2 billion-worth of frozen Iranian funds will be paid out to Americans found to have been victims of Iranian terrorist attacks yesterday. [NPR’s Eyder Peralta]
Police officers guarding a polio vaccination campaign in Karachi, Pakistan, were gunned downyesterday. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, though the Taliban have repeatedly targeted health workers in the past, report Zia ur-Rehman and Salman Masood. [New York Times]
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Владимир Путин росчерком пера лишил Рамзана Кадырова "личной армии"

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Прямые последствия на Северного Кавказа, и в первую очередь, для Чечни и ее главы Рамзана Кадырова, имеет недавнее решение Владимира Путина о создании на базе Внутренних войск новой силовой структуры — Национальной гвардии.
Из чего скроят Нацгвардию
В состав Нацгвардии, которую эксперты уже сравнивают с ФСБ, войдут внутренние войска, ОМОН, СОБР, ФГУП «Охрана» и другие ведомства. А две другие силовые структуры — ФСКН и ФМС — войдут в состав МВД с передачей министерству их функций.
«Решения приняты: мы создаем новый федеральный орган исполнительной власти на базе внутренних войск (ВВ) МВД — создаем Национальную гвардию», — заявил Владимир Путин, комментируя свое решение.
«Она будет заниматься борьбой с терроризмом, борьбой с организованной преступностью, в тесном контакте с Министерством внутренних дел продолжит исполнять те функции, которые исполняли подразделения ОМОНа, СОБРа и так далее», - отметил президент.
Кроме того, нацгвардия будет включать в себя целый ряд подразделений, исполняющих выведенные из МВД функции: контроль за оборотом оружия, регулирование частной охранной деятельности и вневедомственную охрану.
У Нацгвардии в каждом регионе будут спецотряды быстрого реагирования и особого назначения (спецназ). Также к новой силовой структуре отходят все авиационные подразделения МВД. Подиняться Нацгвардия будет напрямую президенту России.
Личный охранник Путина
Новое ведомство возглавит нынешний глава Внутренних войск и бывший телохранитель Владимира Путина генерал-полковник Виктор Золотов, который на сегодня является первый заместителем министра внутренних дел России.
Фактически Золотов был телохранителем Путина с 1999 года. На фотографиях его часто можно увидеть возле президента. С 2000 по 2013 год Золотов возглавлял службу безопасности президента Российской Федерации, являясь заместителем директора ФСО России.
Владимир Путин и Виктор Золотов. Фото: ТАСС
С сентября 2013 года назначен на должность заместителя главнокомандующего внутренними войсками МВД России. В мае 2014 года указом президента Российской Федерации назначен первым заместителем министра внутренних дел.
После назначения командующим Нацгвардией Золотов получает статус федерального министра. Кстати, уже на днях Владимир Путин своим указом включил Золотова в Совет безопасности России, решающий ключевые вопросы безопасности страны.
На страже безопасности
Несмотря на широкий круг вопросов, решение которых отдано новой структуре, эксперты считают, что основной функцией Нацгвардии станет контроль за внутренней безопасностью в стране в период социальных и политических волнений.
По мнению политолога Станислава Белковского, в первую очередь Нацгвардия будет решать вопросы, связанные с политической нестабильностью, которая в стране случается всякий раз в период перевыборов президента или состава Госдумы.
«Это в первую очередь внутренние протесты, чтобы не допустить ситуации вроде той, которая была с Януковичем, — говорит политолог. — Также Нацгвардия будет готова по приказу отправиться в любую точку России, в случае если там возникла нелояльность Путину».
По словам Белковского, в некотором смысле история с созданием Нацгвардии коррелирует с главой Чечни Рамзаном Кадыровым, который фактически уже создал свою личную гвардию.
Чеченская армия
Вообще, тема «личной армии Кадырова» является одной из самых болезненных для либеральных и оппозиционно настроенных экспертов и журналистов. Так, известная оппозиционная «Новая газета» подготовила еще несколько лет назад примерную структуру чеченских боевых подразделений.
·                 Полк вневедомственной охраны при МВД Чечни — «нефтяной» полк — 2400—3000 солдат.
·                 Полк спецназа при МВД Чечни — 1600—1800 солдат.
·                 Батальоны «Север» и «Юг» 46-й дивизии внутренних войск МВД РФ — около 2000 солдат.
·                 Два отдельных полка патрульно-постовой службы — по 1200—1500 солдат в каждом.
·                 Роты охраны комендатур — до 500—1000 солдат.
·                 Две спецроты при бывшей 42-й мотострелковой дивизии — до 300—500 солдат.
·                 ОМОН МВД — 300 солдат.
·                 Персональная охрана Рамзана Кадырова и высших лиц ЧР — около 500 человек.
Фото: Дождь
Как мы писали ранее, по разным данным, в распоряжении Рамзана Кадырова находилось от 10 тысяч до 30 тысяч вооруженных и боеспособных людей, снаряженных последними образцами вооружения и готовых выполнить любой приказ главы Чечни.
Чечня — это единственный регион России, где Кремль согласился на создание местных подразделений, подконтрольных главе республики, - писала "Новая газета". При этом, до создания Нацгвардии, многие эксперты называли именно гвардию Кадырова главной опорой власти Владимира Путина.
Включение чеченцев в Нацгвардию
Российские либералы много писали о том, что чеченских бойцов готовят к точечным боевым операциям по защите Конституционного строя России на случай массовых беспорядков или попыток свержения власти со стороны оппозиции.
«В определенный момент их должны бросить против противников режима, когда условно русские ВВ откажутся стрелять. Эти не откажутся», - пишет бывший офицер-подводник Антон Костромичев на сайте Question.
При этом высказывается и такой сценарий, что чеченских бойцов готовят на случай, если в результате неожиданного политического кризиса в Москве на Кавказе вновь появятся сепаратистские движения и вооруженные группировки.
Что касается будущего чеченских батальонов, то они и раньше входили в структуру Внутренних войск МВД и формально подчинялись тому же Виктору Золотову. Сейчас структурно чеченские формирования также останутся в структуре ВВ, на базе которых создается Нацгвардия.
Глава Чечни Рамзан Кадыров по поводу возможного включения чеченских бойцов в состав новой силовой структуры заявлял, что чеченские военнослужащие почтут за честь службу в Национальной гвардии России.
Чечня остается без своей армии
Самое главное последствие создания Нацгвардии для Северного Кавказа касается именно Чечни. Поскольку, выходит, что Владимир Путин росчерком пера распорядился все существующие чеченские батальоны передать из республиканского подчения – в подчинение новой структуре.
«Соответствующий указ президента России, по сути, вывел из-под влияния главы Чеченской Республики все основные силовые формирования, лучше всего подготовленные и вооруженные в плане проведения боевых операций: ОМОН, СОБР «ТЕРЕК», полк Управления вневедомственной охраны (бывший «нефтяной полк»).
Этнические батальоны «Север» и «Юг» ушли еще раньше, кажется, в 2010-м году они были переданы в состав 46-й отдельной бригады оперативного назначения ВВ МВД РФ. Теперь и они войдут в полном составе в Нацгвардию», - пишет «Новая газета».
Виктор Золотов в гостях у Рамзана Кадырова. Фото: ВК
Таким образом, силовых структур, близких по своим возможностям и мощи к армейскому мотострелковому подразделению, у МВД Чечни не осталось. То есть самые лучшие, элитные силовые подразделения в плане принятия решений (в первую очередь кадровых) выведены из-под влияния Кадырова, - отмечает издание.
Кроме того, включение чеченских подразделений в состав Нацгвардиит, как пишет оппозиционное издание «Дождь», позволит решить Москве и другую проблему, которая ее волновала давно - то, что силовые структуры Чечни образованы по этническому принципу.
Чеченцев разбавят и исключат бывших боевиков
Теперь же новых сотрудников Нацгвардии обеспечат статусом военнослужащего и перевести на службу в любой регион страны. В рядах Нацгвардии будет проведена «большая экстерриториальная ротация»: чеченские подразделения «разбавят» военнослужащими из других регионов, - пишет «Дождь».
Также, по данным СМИ, в создаваемых частях Нацгвардии будет проведена большая чистка и из них исключат всех чеченских бойцов, которые раньше были боевиками, но перешли на сторону России под личные гарантии Рамзана Кадырова.
Кроме того, с созданием Нацгвардии Кадыров не сможет больше распоряжаться силовыми структурами на территории Чечни. Так, он не сможет больше руководить КТО в Чечне, как это было раньше, не сможет «отдавать приказ стрелять на поражение в других военнослужащих», - пишет «Дождь».
Изображение: Газета
Также, Рамзан Кадыров не сможет руководить и спецоперациями силовых структур на территориях соседних республик – в первую очередь, Дагестана и Ингушетии. А это был основной вектор его усиления в прежние годы, столь раздражавший глав соседних регионов.
Таким образом, по данным газеты, произошло усечение и демилитаризация чеченского силового фактора, лояльного главе Чечни. То есть, Путин одним своим указом решил вопрос о судьбе чеченских батальонов, которые либералы воспринимали как угрозу безопасности России, полностью выведя их из-под влияния Рамзана Кадырова.
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Open-Source Project Secretly Funded by CIA | Linux Journal

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It’s fair to say that the interests of governments and the FOSS community are not always aligned. That’s not to say that the US government is out to crush every FOSS project or that every FOSS user is on a secret mission to destroy the government. Nonetheless, the relationship is often a strained one.

Some Celebrate National Weed Day in US 

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April 20 — ‘4/20’ — is the day thousands of people publicly enjoy marijuana while also calling for increased legal access to it

April 20, 2016 

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A look at the best news photos from around the world.
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Heat wave kills more than 160 in southern, eastern India – The Washington Post 

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Temperatures are about five degrees hotter than normal, a meteorologist says.

Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize sale of marijuana – The Washington Post 

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Justin Trudeau’s government vows to keep the drug out of children’s hands.
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Obama starts talks with Gulf leaders aimed at easing strains | Reuters 

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Gulf Arab leaders started talks in Riyadh on Thursday at a summit aimed at forging joint action on perceived security threats from Iran and Islamic State, and at ironing out strains in their old alliance.

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for during a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia April 21, 2016.REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Obama starts talks with Gulf leaders aimed at easing strains | Reuters
Obama and King Salman of Saudi Arabia Meet, but Deep Rifts Remain - The New York Times
Obama, Gulf Partners Discuss Path Forward to Stabilize Middle East
The teachable moment of Saudi Arabia’s economic threat against the United States - The Washington Post
Russian envoy to NATO warns US over Baltic Sea incident involving destroyer | Fox News
Russia ignores Obama's plea for Syria ceasefire, shifts forces to Aleppo | Fox News
Russia Moves Artillery Units to Northern Syria
Russian Movement in Syria Sparks Speculation of Large-scale Operation | News | The Moscow Times
Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment Isn’t a Coup, It’s a Cover-Up - The New York Times
Harriet Tubman is perfect for the $20 bill, but which Tubman? - The Washington Post
Impressive teen was actually a 23-year-old impostor who slept with student, police say - The Washington Post
US drone strikes outnumber warplane attacks for first time in Afghanistan | World news | The Guardian
The Queen at 90: across the decades | UK news | The Guardian
Chinese President Takes More Prominent Military Role
After Doha oil talks fail, Russia says its ready to push output to record high
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Putin's Russia | Foreign Affairs
How Putin Rules | Foreign Affairs
Совещание с членами Правительства • Президент России
E-stonia: country using technology to rebrand itself as the anti-Russia | World news | The Guardian
Proposed Trans-Siberian Highway Would Connect U.S. to London Via Russia | Travel + Leisure
How Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Russia | Europe | DW.COM | 21.04.2016

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NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 2:31 PM 4/20/2016 - Headlines: New York Celebrates Clinton, Trump Victories | The 'deep and disturbing decline' in global press freedom - WP
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: The 'deep and disturbing decline' in global press freedom - WP
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 9:33 AM 4/20/2016 - Headlines: April 19, 2016
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 9:50 AM 4/20/2016 - Headlines and Articles
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: » Ukraine Central Bank Gets Tough With Owners of Private Banks 20/04/16 10:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
Russia Bolsters Its Submarine Fleet, and Tensions With U.S. Rise - The New York Times


New York Celebrates Clinton, Trump Victories
Hillary Clinton wins decisive victory over Bernie Sanders in New York primary | US news | The Guardian
Donald Trump secures essential home-state win in New York | US news | The Guardian
Clinton and Trump wins in New York change little on national scale | US news | The Guardian
Can Clinton and Trump ride to big victories in next week’s ‘Acela primary’? - The Washington Post
Oh, thank heaven! We now know how Trump will make America great again. - The Washington Post
Ted Cruz's New York value: Zero delegates - POLITICO
Canada to introduce legislation in 2017 to legalize sale of marijuana - The Washington Post

Obama, Saudis, Middle East

A cold-eyed view of allies has left Obama with few overseas friends - The Washington Post
The U.S. props up Syria’s sham cease-fire - The Washington Post
Obama Arrives in Saudi Arabia Amid a New Round of Contention - The New York Times
Obama Shouldn’t Trade Cluster Bombs for Saudi Arabia’s Friendship - The New York Times
Sending the Wrong Signal to Turkey - The New York Times
U.S. defense chief lays ground for Obama meeting with Gulf allies | Reuters
Carter Urges GCC to Focus on Islamic State, Regional Security
The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits - NBC News


Russia warns U.S. over Baltic maneuvers, ready to take 'necessary' action | Reuters
NATO, Russia Hold Highest Level Talks For Almost Two Years
Why Russia Harasses U.S. Aircraft | Stratfor
Russia Moves Artillery to Northern Syria, U.S. Officials Say - WSJ
The Latest: Putin and Obama Discuss Syria Situation - ABC News
The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin's Spin, NATO's Reality (Transcript)
Nearly Two Years Into Sanctions, Can Russia Live Without Europe? - Forbes
Russian Oil Output, Exports May Rise After Doha Deal Fails - Bloomberg
Russia Ranked 148 in World Press Freedom Index – Reporters Without Borders | News | The Moscow Times
Russian Deputy Culture Minister’s Assets Frozen After Embezzlement Charges | News | The Moscow Times
Growing Number of Russians Think State Has Failed in Duties to Citizens - Poll | News | The Moscow Times
More Than Half of Russians Want New Soviet State - Poll | News | The Moscow Times
Вручение верительных грамот Президенту России • Президент России
Ex-Soviet Dissident Bukovsky Starts Hunger Strike In Britain
The Putin myth: the Russian leader isn't nearly as powerful as you think - Vox
Top 10 books on Vladimir Putin's Russia | Books | The Guardian
Nato-Russia Council talks fail to iron out differences | World news | The Guardian

Yukos Ruling

Why a Win in a Dutch Court Is Making Vladimir Putin So Happy | TIME
Dutch court overturns $50 billion Yukos award against Russia | Reuters
Dutch Court Quashes $50 Billion Yukos Shareholders' Award - ABC News
Court overturns Russia's $50bn Yukos shareholder payout - BBC News
Moscow wins legal battle over $50bn Yukos shareholders′ compensation | News | DW.COM | 20.04.2016
Russia Wins $50 Billion Ruling in Decade-Old Fight With Yukos - Bloomberg
Yukos Ruling: How We Got Here
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Queen Elizabeth II, No Stranger to Full Agenda, Pencils In a 90th Birthday - The New York Times
Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday: Lunch with Obama and 1,000 bonfires - The Washington Post
Thousands Expected at San Francisco's 4/20 Party - ABC News
Brothers Charged With Killing Missing Washington Couple - ABC News
Facing Impeachment, Dilma Rousseff Fights for Political Survival - The New York Times
In Farewell, Fidel Castro Urges Party to Fulfill His Vision - The New York Times
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Obama Calls on Putin to Help Reduce Violence in Syria After Peace Talks Stall - The New York Times
Телефонный разговор с Президентом США Бараком Обамой • Президент России
Afghan Taliban launch attack in central Kabul, killing at least 28 | Reuters
Kabul Explosion Leaves Dozens Dead and Hundreds Hurt - The New York Times
Analysts: Russia Plays Double Game in Afghanistan
NATO to Discuss Russia’s Risky Military Maneuvers - WSJ
Russian jets keep buzzing U.S. ships. What can the US do? -
Estonian Report Details Russia’s ‘Hybrid Threat’ to Europe
What Iran Needs to Fix - The New York Times
Obama to Visit a Saudi Arabia Deep in Turmoil - The New York Times
Ahead of Saudi Trip, Obama Wedged in Debate Over 9/11 Report Secrecy - NBC News
Clinton and Trump look to N.Y. primary to cement front-runner status - The Washington Post
Trump’s national field director quits amid major staff changes - The Washington Post
Shadow mission
Kerry Vows to Continue Push for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Indonesia Admits Shortfalls in Dealing With Mentally Ill
Russian Rejects European Human Rights Court Ruling | News | The Moscow Times
Рабочая встреча с Председателем Правительства Дмитрием Медведевым • Президент России
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 9:16 AM 4/19/2016 - Headlines: Analysts: Russia Plays Double Game in Afghanistan | Afghan Taliban launch attack in central Kabul, killing at least 28 | Reuters
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 9:16 AM 4/19/2016 - Headlines: Analysts: Russia Plays Double Game in Afghanistan...
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Uncovering the Hidden Truths of 9/11 | Observer
Uncovering the Hidden Truths of 9/11 | The XX Committee
News Reviews and Opinions: Uncovering the Hidden Truths of 9/11 Monday April 18th, 2016 at 1:55 PM
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: 8:42 AM 4/18/2016 - Headlines: Dilma Rousseff Is Impeached by Brazil’s Lower House of Congress - The New York Times
NEWS: The World and Global Security Review: Doha Oil Talks Fail: What Happens Next? Monday April 18th, 2016 at 9:59 AM
Gay penguins Stan and Olli are not alone – video | Science | The Guardian
The latest idea for defeating the Islamic State: Legalize pot - The Washington Post
US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to fight Islamic State group in Iraq amid push to retake key city of Mosul - The Washington Post
US extra troops to boost fight against IS in Iraq - BBC News
US to send Apache helicopters, more troops to help in Mosul fight - Middle East - Stripes
Obama has few answers for the Kurds - Opinion - Stripes
Saudis try to clean up image ahead of Obama visit - POLITICO
Doha Oil Talks Fail: What Happens Next?
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Dilma Rousseff Is Impeached by Brazil’s Lower House of Congress - The New York Times
It's up to you, New York: state takes center stage in election campaign | Reuters
A Challenge to Poland’s Anti-Democratic Drift - The New York Times
UC Berkeley student removed from Southwest flight after speaking Arabic on plane - The Washington Post
The saddest piece of Barack Obama’s legacy - The Washington Post
Bernie Sanders draws record crowd in Brooklyn as race takes darker tone | US news | The Guardian
US Defense Secretary in Iraq for Talks on Beefing Up IS Fight
Obama under pressure to declassify secret 9/11 report amid worries of Saudi retaliation - CBS News
Bernie Sanders’s Brownstone Brooklyn Revolution Misses the Point - The Daily Beast
U.S. and Russia meet on cybersecurity -
Russia: Why the worst is over for our economy
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Ъ - Михаилу Касьянову прописали праймериз
Встреча с Президентом Государства Палестина Махмудом Аббасом • Президент России
The Morning Vertical, April 18, 2016
The Daily Vertical: Watch What He Does, Not What He Says (Transcript)
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Bill Gertz: Recent Russian Flybys Are ‘Unprecedented’

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Senior Editor Bill Gertz discussed his recent stories on recent Russian jets buzzing United States Naval ships as well as threats to our electrical grid Wednesday evening on The Steve Malzberg Show on NewsmaxTV.
Malzberg asked Gertz how common the flybys are. On Thursday, a Russian jet, R-135, had come dangerously close to a U.S. surveillance plane. The plane had come within 50 feet of the naval ship.
“It is not unusual, the closeness and the dangerousness of these two recent incidents are unprecedented,” Gertz said.
A Pentagon source told Gertz said that he has never seen anything come as dangerously close as with the Guided Missile Destroyer Cook. Any turbulence could have killed the pilot and anyone who was on the ship.
Malzberg also asked Gertz about the threat of cyber attacks to the U.S. power grids. Recently, the Department of Homeland of Security had downplayed the threat but the FBI came out and said that the threat of an attack was more of an issue.
The FBI has begun a nationwide campaign that included briefings and webinars for utility companies.
In December there was a major attack in the Ukraine that took out lights for thousands of people. The attack was carried out by the Russians using a malware software called “Black Energy 3.”
“It was developed by the Russians and has been cited within our networks as well,” Gertz said. “We have 16 different critical infrastructures but there is only one critical infrastructure and that is the electrical grid. If you shut that down, we are in the dark ages.”
Gertz said that one of the benefits of the electrical grid is diffuse and there are three grids: the West, Texas, and the East Coast. The problem is that the grids are in private hands and that it is trying to be hardened to prevent an ENP attack.

Canada to push for legal marijuana

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The Canadian government will introduce legislation next year that would make the sale of marijuana legal, its health minister says.

The Latest: Death toll from weekend quake in Ecuador at 570

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The latest on the impact of the Ecuadorean earthquake (all times local):

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EU Granted Asylum To More Than 330,000 Migrants In 2015

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The European Union's statistics agency has said EU countries granted asylum to more than 330,000 migrants last year, as more than 1 million people arrived in the bloc.