• Russia falls behind Ethiopia in adult survival rate

    In Russia, the proportion of 15 year-olds who are expected to reach 60 years of age is lower than in Kazakhstan, India, Mongolia and Ethiopia, according to estimates by the World Bank. For the first time, the World Bank released a Human Capital Index (HCI) which attempts to “measure the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18”.

    One of the index’s components is the adult survival rate, and for this indicator Russia ranks 122 out of 157 countries. The …

  • Media: Germany fears that Trump will allow himself to be outsmarted by Putin

    Many politicians and public figures in Germany expressed concern regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Presidents of the USA and of Russia that will take place on July 16 in Helsinki, Voice of America reports.

    German media cite Peter Beyer, the Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office who spoke about NATO’s concerns regarding the agreements that can be reached in the capital of Finland by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. …

  • Tender worth 40 million USD or why halting the power supply from Ukraine to LPR was stalled for three years

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On 25 April, 2017, the power supply from the part of the Luhansk region controlled by the Ukrainian government to the uncontrolled part of the region was suspended.

    Electricity was halted in accordance with the demands of the Energorynok State Enterprise following "The order of the implementation of measures for partial or complete cessation of power supply through its metering points" approved by the Ministry of Energy and …

  • The decision of the authorities to terminate the power supply to the separatist-held territories of Ukraine is purely political in nature

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On the evening of April 25th, the National Power Company, Ukrenergo, halted the power supply to the Luhansk region. "Tonight the power supply to the temporarily uncontrolled territories of the Luhansk region was completely stopped," the head of the company, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, said.

    The suspension of electric service to the separatist-held territories of the Luhansk region was confirmed on Channel 5 by the head of the Luhansk …

  • Teenaged girl snipers are in the ranks of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    At a recent meeting with Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed LPR, Alexandra Soroka reported about the direct involvement of a fifteen-year-old girl sniper in the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "A fifteen-year-old girl sniper was killed. When she was still alive, she decided to take her father's name. Her mother left for Ukraine," Soroka said during the meeting.

    On September 10, 2016, the …