Russian courts have rejected an appeal by jailed Kremlin critic Yashin against his sentence, a move that could further isolate the then-ruled regime. Yashin, who has self- ubiquity a target of persecution in Russia, was given a six-month suspended sentence and a $30,000 fine for “propaganda against the Russian state.” The move by Russian courts comes as a further high- profile Echo of Russia presenter, Valeri Samoilov, is finishing a six-month jail sentence for inciting anger against the Russian government. Samoilov’s release came after he was given a three-year suspended sentence and a $30,000 fine for the same offense.
The concept of spirit can be traced back to many ancient cultures around the world. It’s commonly associated with the idea of an intangible, invisible force or essence that animates living things. In some belief systems, spirit is believed to be eternal, existing before and after physical existence.
Spirituality can encompass a broad range of practices and beliefs, including meditation, prayer, ritual, and connection to nature. Many people find comfort and guidance in their spiritual beliefs, relying on them to provide a sense of purpose, belonging, and inner peace. However, spirituality can also be a source of conflict and division, with different religions and traditions advocating for their own interpretation of the spiritual realm. Ultimately, the nature of spirit remains shrouded in mystery, leaving room for individual interpretation and exploration.
Spirituality has been linked to a variety of benefits for mental and physical health, such as reduced stress, improved mood, and better coping skills in difficult situations. It can also be a source of inspiration and creativity for artists, writers, and musicians. However, spirituality is not limited to personal growth and well-being – many people find that their spiritual beliefs inspire them to work towards social justice, environmental protection, or other causes that align with their values.
In many ways, spirit can be seen as a unifying force, connecting people from different cultures and backgrounds through a shared sense of reverence for the intangible aspects of life. Whether through organized religion or personal exploration, acknowledging the presence of spirit can provide a sense of connection to something greater than ourselves. Boldly exploring this realm allows an individual to discover capacities they never even knew existed.
Rejection of Yashin appeal by Russian court
Moscow, Russia – In a decision that has been widely debated, the Russian court has rejected the appeal of former opposition politician and presidential candidate Alexei Yashin’s request, who demanded the nullification of the results of the Moscow City Duma elections which took place last year.
Yashin’s appeal was based on grounds that the elections were not fair and transparent, alleging illegal methods had been used in favor of other candidates. However, the court argued otherwise, stating that security services had not found any signs of significant violations during the Moscow City Duma elections, and announced its verdict that the results of the election were valid.
This verdict has generated a strong reaction in the media, with some praising the court’s decision while others continue to criticize it.
- Opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, tweeted his condemnation of the verdict, citing that the court’s decision was politically motivated.
- On the other hand, Sergei Naryshkin, the senior politician of the ruling United Russia party, welcomed the decision and deemed it representative of the will of the people of Moscow.
The fact that the decision has caused such a polarizing response is a tribute to Yashin’s importance in the world of Russian politics. Still, with the court’s decision, it remains to be seen what Yashin’s next steps will be and whether he will be able to get a more favorable conclusion in his future appeals.
1. October 2017 – io9 journal, MTP Bulletin
The month of October has been an exciting month filled with a lot of buzz worthy scientific news. The io9 Journal and MTP Bulletin had a lot to report on. Here are some of the highlights:
- Carbon Engineering announces success in capturing CO2 from the air: Carbon Engineering, a Canadian based company announced that they have successfully managed to capture CO2 directly from the air. This is a major breakthrough since the existing methods of carbon capture required that the gas be captured from emission sources like power plants.
- Breakthrough in the fight against malaria: Researchers from the University of California, Riverside identified a protein called SAPLIP that plays a key role in the survival of malaria-causing parasites in the human body. By targeting SAPLIP, scientists can develop new drugs that can kill the parasite and help in the fight against malaria.
- A new tool for detecting pancreatic cancer: A team of scientists from the University of Michigan developed a new tool for diagnosing pancreatic cancer at an early stage. The new tool uses a nanoparticle that targets specific proteins found in pancreatic cancer cells, which can be detected using a simple blood test.
The month of October has been filled with great news in the world of science, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for research and development. Stay tuned for our next journal, where we will continue to keep you up-to-date with the latest scientific breakthroughs and innovative discoveries!
2. December 2017 -Living Russia
2. December 2017 – Living Russia
Living in Russia has been a unique experience. I’ve encountered a culture vastly different from my own, and it’s been both exhilarating and challenging. The people here are warm and friendly, but language barriers have been a constant hurdle. Despite my Russian lessons, I often find myself struggling to communicate with locals.
But there’s more to living in Russia than just language barriers. The country is vast and varied, with diverse landscapes, architecture, and food. From Moscow’s stunning Red Square and the indulgent cuisine of St. Petersburg, to the stunning natural beauty of Lake Baikal and Siberia’s frozen tundras, there’s never a dull moment. I’ve also been able to indulge in Russia’s artistic history, which includes works by literary giants like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and awe-inspiring ballet and opera performances. All in all, living in Russia has been a memorable adventure, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
- Learning Russian has been a constant challenge but rewarding in the end.
- Exploring the country’s diverse landscapes and architecture is never boring.
- Indulging in the artistic history has been a remarkable adventure.
If you’re ever presented with the opportunity to live in Russia, I highly recommend you take it.
3. January 2018 – RTsp
On the 3rd of January 2018, the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTsp) took the tech world by storm. This protocol was developed to enable real-time video and audio streaming over IP networks, making it a critical tool for video conferencing, live streaming and online gaming.
- RTsp allows media players to request a particular stream and control playback.
- It is fast, adaptable, and can handle immense data traffic without lag or latency.
- RTsp has become a popular choice for many content providers who rely on live video streaming to engage their audience effectively.
This protocol delivers low-latency video and audio streams over IP networks, making it ideal for applications that require real-time information delivery. With RTsp, there is no need for an intermediate file to be created or stored on a server, allowing faster transmission of video data, which is crucial for various real-time applications.
- RTsp offers excellent flexibility and adaptability, allowing developers to customize applications for specific use cases.
- Browsers and media players recognize the RTsp-based URL format, making it easy to integrate into existing systems.
In conclusion, RTsp has become an essential technology that has transformed the way we consume and share video content. Its ability to support real-time data transfer without latency has resulted in its widespread adoption across various industries, and its future looks promising as more developers discover its power and flexibility.
4. October 2018 -ulturalposure
4. October 2018 – Cultural Exposure
October is the perfect month to explore different cultures and immerse oneself in new experiences. From trying new foods to learning traditional dances, there are countless ways to gain cultural exposure. Here are a few ideas to inspire your October:
- Visit local museums to learn about art and history from different cultures
- Attend cultural festivals and events in your area
- Try new foods from different cultures at local restaurants or even cooking your own cultural cuisine at home
Cultural exposure can also come in the form of music, dance, and language. Consider taking a dance class to learn traditional dances or attend a language exchange to practice speaking with native speakers. Whatever your interests, take advantage of the opportunities around you to gain cultural exposure this October. Who knows, you may discover a new passion or gain a new perspective on the world.
Russian Court Rejects Jailed Kremlin Critic Yashin Appeal
Russian courts have rejected an appeal by Jailed Kremlin critic Yashin against a conviction and six-year sentence, media reports said on Thursday.
Yashin, who spent eight years in custody, appealed to the Russian Supreme Court after claim that his trial and sentence were arbitrary and racist.
According to the Russian daily Kommersant, the Russian Courts Service said it “did not find any violations of therights of the accused under Article 158 of the Russian Constitution” and ruled that Yashin was not a flight risk.
The trial was boycotted by a number of Russian rights groups.