Against the background of the upcoming elections of the governor of Sevastopol, Russia’s federal city in the Crimean Peninsula and a major Black Sea naval base, a juicy scandal has erupted. According to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF,) the United Russia party is deliberately preventing their candidate from being nominated for the governor’s position there with the help of administrative methods.
This refers to a new road in Moscow City, which should become the service drive of Kutuzovsky Prospekt avenue passing through the park in the district of Kuntsevo. Previously, the construction project of this road was criticized because it envisions the cutting of a large number of green spaces, including a number of age-old oak trees.
75 years ago, the world-famous Potsdam Conference was held near Berlin. The nine meetings that took place from July 17 to July 25, 1945, resulted in agreements between the countries of the Anti-Hitler Coalition. The country leaders gathered to decide on Germany’s administrative structure, war reparations that Germany would be obliged to pay, the war against Japan, and other issues.
The Kremlin has commented on the detention of 33 Russian residents in Belarus. According to Minsk, they are militants of the Wagner Group foreign private military company, which the Western media often describe as a Russian paramilitary organization, and arrived in Belarus in order to sabotage stability before presidential elections.
According to Valery Solovey, a political expert and doctor of historical sciences, in return, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus will head the Union Parliament. However, it is not what the he expected.
According to Valery Solovey, a political expert and doctor of historical sciences, the authorities have made a number of strategic errors that only aggravated the situation in Russia. To his thinking, the political crisis might affect all aspects of life.
Recently, Vladimir Putin has dismissed Sergey Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk territory. According to the Kremlin website, Furgal remains under arrest “due to the loss of confidence.” Mikhail Degtyarev, a State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR,) was temporarily appointed acting governor.
All parties except the United Russia party are presented in the gubernatorial election in the Irkutsk region. Acting Governor Igor Kobzev is running for the post as a self-nominated candidate. United Russia is playing safe and avoiding any statements to support him.
Recently, the broadcasting commission of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania has banned the broadcasting of five shows by RT television channel. Many believe that this was caused by the fact that they were associated with reporter Dmitri Kiselev, who is under EU sanctions.
Political scientist Artyom Shraibman says that this scenario of power transit in Belarus is very popular and discussed abroad, but in fact, it's not as simple as it seems.
According to Valery Solovey, a political scientist and doctor of historical sciences, “the 1990s are not likely to happen again, because history never repeats itself but sometimes makes unexpected somersaults, acquiring new facets along the way.”
Earlier, Aguila Saleh Issa, the speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, met with Valentina Matvienko, speaker of the Federation Council upper house of Russian parliament, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. During the meeting, they discussed the ways of stabilizing the crisis through the example of the implementation of the Cairo Declaration. Based on this document, they made a conclusion that only a ceasefire could possibly to solve this issue.
Recently, a national poll on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which lasted from June 25 through July 1, was completed. The amendments to the Constitution were supported by almost 78% of the voters who took part in the voting. This information was provided in the Central Election Commission on the basis upon processing of 99.6 % of protocols.
“It is worth noting that after occupying the post of Deputy to Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Medvedev got control over Russia’s defense and security departments,” said Alexei Venediktov. “The post of Prime Minister gave no opportunity of this kind.”
According to political scientist Dmitry Mikhailichenko, the Russian political system is focused on one person, namely, the President. This fact seriously complicates the probable process of power transit. Mikhailichenko believes that in Russia it is personal arrangement, and not institutions, that play a crucial role.