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Russia detains opposition politician by suppressing Kremlin critics



Russia detains opposition politician by suppressing Kremlin critics

Russian politician Dmitry Gudkov in Moscow 12/23/2020 REUTERS / Shamil Zhumatov reuters_tickers

This content was published on 01 Jun 2021 – 22:37

MOSCOW (Reuters). Dmitry Gudkov, a prominent opposition politician and former member of parliament, was detained by Russian police on Tuesday, TASS reported, as part of a crackdown on Kremlin critics.

As a member of the lower house of parliament, Gudkov was expelled from the Fair Russia party in 2013 for helping to organize protests against the Kremlin. He later joined Russia’s liberal opposition and opposed President Vladimir Putin.

In a statement on social media on Tuesday, Gudkov, 41, said police were searching the house where he was staying and that he was also harassing former and current employees of his headquarters.

TASS, citing unnamed sources, said that Gudkov was detained for 48 hours on suspicion of non-payment of debts under a contract for a non-residential building between 2015 and 2017. Gudkov could remain in prison for up to five years if charged. found guilty by the court, TASS reports.

The arrest was the latest in widespread crackdowns on Kremlin opponents ahead of the September parliamentary elections. Opposition politician Alexei Navalny is the highest-ranking Kremlin critic in prison.

Earlier that day, Gudkov suggested on the social network Telegram that the reason the authorities wanted him was political. “I don’t know the formal reason for this,” Gudkov wrote. “But the real (reason) is clear.”

In addition, Russian authorities searched the apartment of opposition activist Andrei Pivovarov on Tuesday, the day after he was removed from the plane and taken into custody.

Police removed Pivovarov, director of the now defunct opposition group Open Russia, linked to former oil tycoon and ousted Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, from a flight that was due to depart from Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg to Warsaw on Monday night.

His team said the police interrogated him, searched his apartment and opened a criminal case against him on Tuesday on charges of violating Russian law on “unwanted organizations.”

“These situations show us that they are afraid of us, and we are in the majority,” Pivovarov’s Twitter account says.

The Investigative Committee in Krasnodar, a region in southern Russia, said in a statement that it began a lawsuit in response to a message in August 2020 asking the public to support Open Russia, Interfax reported.

The committee did not provide details about the post and did not mention Pivovarov, but did report the same statements made by his staff.

Russia declared London’s Open Russia an “unwanted” group in 2017, effectively banning its activities. His allies in Russia supported activism through a separate legal entity in an attempt to protect themselves from prosecution.

(Gabriel Tetro-Farber, Maxim Rodionov and Polina DeWitt in Moscow and Pavel Florkevich and Alan Charlish in Warsaw)

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



Germany sentenced Russian to life imprisonment for political murder by order of Moscow - 12/15/2021
BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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