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In the American police found sadists and traitors

at least 319 new York city police officers in the period from 2011 to 2015 have committed serious crimes, but continued to work in law enforcement. This is with reference to the received secret data writes BuzzFeed News.

Many officers mentioned in the report, allowed themselves to lie under oath, brutally beating people and even steal. Among other offences unjustified shooting of citizens, fake summonses, driving under the influence of alcohol.

So, one of the officers almost shot an innocent man. Another sexually harassed by a co-worker, touched him “inappropriately”.

Any of these offenses could lead to dismissal, but the authorities preferred to turn a blind eye to the behavior of their subordinates. So offenders continue to patrol the streets, arrest people and charge them.

At the same time, journalists indicate that from 2011 to 2015, 777 police officers have been prosecuted for offences and 463 employee resigned during disciplinary cases.

In mid-February, the American police shot the 84-year-old veteran. The pensioner did not agree with threatening him with eviction and wanted to commit suicide. Arrived at the veteran law-enforcement officers opened fire.

For stale tracks

In St. Petersburg there are two drama theaters that are vying for the symbolic title of “the main stage of the city.” In the era metamodern the title is stupid, both theatres have a lot of problems with the response to modernity, but keeping the former Imperial factory in precomatose state, the rivalry is — can and exists only in the minds of the audience — slow flows. In the BDT under the leadership of Andrey Moguchy and the Alexandrinsky theater under the direction of Valery Fokin at the beginning of the year there were two premieres for the authorship of chubrukov. Mighty put “Three fat men” on the story by Yuri Olesha, Fokin — “Svejk. Return” on the play by St. Petersburg playwright Tatiana Rakhmanova, based on the novel by Jaroslav Hasek.

Prime Minister Fokin was held on January 26, as planned before, the Mighty showed viewers the first part of his performance on the same day, appointing the show rather suddenly (on the rivalry). Promised to the anniversary of the revolution, “Three fat men” was postponed for almost three months, dozrevaya in a few viewings for students and relatives of the troupe, who twice canceled, theatre explains: “performance complex”.

Both performances in one form or another turned to chewed in the art from all sides of the topic of relations between society and the authorities hero or simply just a customized character in between. In both performances we are talking about the war — from Fokine on national, Mighty — on civil. And he and the charged visible pacifist and anti-Imperial fervor. That is — by the standards of the late twentieth century — has everything to make a decent show. Unfortunately, the performances appeared in early 2018.

From the spectacle of the Mighty, reportedly, a difficult fate. Planned as a normal two-hour performance, he expanded first to two and then three parts. The first part — “Uprising” — has already shown a wide audience, the second — “Iron heart” — promised 25 Feb strictly for students, but was canceled and now will only show at the end of March. As for the third, is still unknown, even the name.

Andrey Moguchy is engaged in what is called visual theatre, and visual although the theater itself has gone far, far away from narrative, literature, stage boxes, the obligatory presence of the actors and many other attributes of the “old theatre”, which Mighty seem relevant. With this in mind, we can understand that in the play “Three fat men” from the text of Olesha left except a General intention, the statement was made on the basis of visual imagination images, which arises in the minds of the creative team.

the plot of the play Mighty heroically simple: some time ago scientists-experimenters something doing under the terrible secret that opens a portal to another dimension, where on the ground — and this is all happening against the backdrop of “the Great Convergence of Jupiter and Saturn” — and penetrates the clot of cosmic dark energy, identified as T-3. Then it’s just a nightmare: T-3 seize power and chaos begins — endlessly reproduced evil, people forget about love and start to fight with each other. On the background of this case, the reclusive scientist Gaspard Arneri, still quietly carrying out public procurement in a lab, forced out: the rebels broke into his abode, and the government troops in pursuit of them broke down the wall gun (the only really effective scene in the entire show: wall of boxes on the front of the stage suddenly bursts and crumbles to pieces, her paintings open rebellion). Arneri discovers a troupe of circus-revolutionaries who changed his life and encouraged to take the path of struggle against evil.

the Theatre should be different, but when with such a fabulous story in this circus performance face, while the Swiss theatre group Rimini Protokoll talks about the future, leading people, using computer characters in the headphones, is suspected to Powerful, at least in escapism.

In the BDT strongly emphasize that “the production complex” — referring to its technical Assembly. Perhaps this difficulty will be rendered in the following two parts, but it is unclear what such statements justified. Well, Yes — zolototisyachnik Alexander Ronis on cables crawling like an insect on a vertical iron curtain in all the mirror scenes, which are pretty sophisticated videotaping, and through the hall stretched the rope, which towards the end will stunt Tibul, — if all this, coupled with the wall of cardboard boxes is referred to as the complexity, then, may be, refers to the unavailability of technical services of the theater to these problems? Of offensive: initially, according to rumors, to work on the project involved constant co-author of the light of scores for plays by Robert Wilson, A. J. Weisbard that in St. Petersburg has already put the light to the performance of Andriy Zholdak’s “Eugene Onegin”.

However, in the case of HDH, the artist “lost pace”, whatever that meant (and that probably means that the theater did not cope with his pace), he was replaced by Konstantin Udovichenko. However, the spirit of Wilson in the play occurs here and there: the iron curtain from the lab Arneri almost directly refers to wilanowski typography, plus a lighting solution — not so expressive, but not without influence. And mentioned Zholdak is invisibly present in the play: the theme of space, in the manner of cheap fiction is more likely a product of the Mighty impressions from two of the St. Petersburg performances Zholdak — “On the other side of the curtain” and Zholdak Dreams (the second, incidentally, goes directly to the theatre) than the impression of the “Star wars”, which ironically sent the floating titles at the beginning of “Three fat men”.

Apparently, directly visualizing the idea of chaos coming to earth with the T-3, Mighty satisfied with the particular trash on stage. Simple is probably better, but strangely, working with the aesthetic, to forget about the concept of less is more. The abundance from the environment of the subject flows, and actors: the Mighty chooses for them almost buffonade style of play, they are very loud and hysterically rasplachivayutsya on stage. Manner of work with the voice and the plastics here does not look formally as usual from the Mighty, and looks like a throwback to the Russian drama theatre. Excluding special effects, and other text, pure conceptual “Three fat men” to quote the failure to distinguish two early show Mighty — “Not hamlet” and the Circo ambulante. In the first crazy academician recites meaningless lecture, confusing the leaves (like read Gaspar Arneri), in the second working steel plant, which are driven to work in a newly built circus, quixotic, resisting an authoritarian regime (the scene with the circus occupying almost 2/3 the time of the play — the main source of boredom in the first part of “Three fat men”).

Despite all the nuances, the play of Mighty the impression of a modicum of freshness, which cannot be said about “Svejk” Valery Fokin. In a completely static scenery, consisting of six profiles of conditional head of the tyrant on the sides and his full face right on the heel, and the iron floor with openable hatches, played a directing picture of helplessness.

In an interview before the show Fokin directly reports that the show is “a tough, tragic” that he was conceived as a “provocation” to check whether you have changed something for a hundred years and how it has changed. Very good, if very unsophisticated spectator will see in this hard and tragic provocation. In the play, nothing much is happening, sometimes only demonstrates the wonders of pyrotechnics: from the holes in the floor with a crash out houseone guts. The rest of the scene all the time a lot of people who shout the dull text. It’s such a show-fake: fake “random spectators” on the side chairs, which call to action, and who shout out remarks from the floor, aisles the fake actors in the aisles, the fake energy and fake promise — there are so many here this cheap theatrics, which ironically does not play, and there is asreflecting itself. Fokin even allows himself a “radical gestures”: a group of soldiers takes off pants after Schweik, then they as a group represent defecation, girl in a foam suit grenades shouting ascensio, surprised at herself, and on the head of the tyrant is projected live video of the modern executions. So fresh.

the Newspaper critics of conventional recension, of course, started poking around “in the sense of” like the theater in 2018 is a periodical and its purpose is to give people messages. Some have found Fokine’s “powerful anti-war charge,” others saw the play katkaista and thinking about the nature of war, some even complain that the show is too modern (sic!) and it lacks “genuine Schweik.”

And here we come upon almost the most important. Fokin did absolutely irrelevant for theatrical form and language of the play. The only thing he could take place to a mass audience — verbal messages. What are these messages? To the fact that war is bad, and there are sausages good. But even these trivial statements not talk in the play literally. And Fokine, and Mighty finds his presence an uncanny ability to hint at all at once, nothing actually said, and yours, and ours. The doctor in “Schweik” coming to the forefront with a rebuke to the audience — “we have a war going on, and you sit there” is a total fake dual, closed on itself: it is, on the one hand, a parody of the national-patriots calling for the protection of the frontiers, on the other — a valid reproach to the townspeople from the stalls, calm the inhabitants.

the Two main St. Petersburg Director absolutely can not cope with the political and civil in their performances. Even the mighty can somehow hide behind the excuse that his artistic interests more public, that way, it can be seen. But in the performance of Fokine’s art the result is zero: “Svejk. Return” — it’s two hours of agonizing boredom and the change of hands of the person. Setting the journalistic task of “changing mores” — what Fokin in the same video interview reports — strange not to keep in mind that the language of the people and theatre live in time and change over time, and what to speak about the same things at different times need different words and different tone, and — of course — the relevant time theatrical language and form. The leftist charge Mighty finds expression in clumsy images: here is, therefore, the occupants capitalists from outer space, and there’s a simple wandering people, which will give us freedom. However, the rebel-the tightrope Walker Tibul is so straightforward that there is a rope across the room, on it it and shoot. Every revolution ends with blood, velikomudryy reports to us Director careful Powerful. Hard to kill these filmmakers on vague statements, but in another of St. Petersburg’s artistic Director happened: a month before the Premier of a Mighty and Fokine in the Lensovet theatre showed “hamlet” Yuri Butusov. For reasons unknown, the cult for St. Petersburg, the Director has put the four-hour performance which most accurately be described as “no”. But it is also “thin laughter” and hints of “the fool who governs us”.

the Largest (not by value and by scale) theatre of St. Petersburg in his performances, with amazing poignancy heroic blamed everything bad in General, supporting all that is good in this world, except for the modern theatre. In a situation when Театр.doc in Russia there are already more than fifteen years, so the maximum vagueness of the political statements future is only a delicate bewilderment. The notorious guys hidden in the pocket, and not even in the fist, and deep in the head, and there is no assurance that the Directors specifically formulated against which this is directed Fig. It would be possible to forgive all the artists floating in amiriyah if it was the value of these works for the development of theatrical language, or at least maintain it in any relevant form, however, this is simply a disaster. New stage of Alexandrinsky theater, so cheerfully began, and now the current somehow, and preparing for the premiere of the fashion Vyrypaeva playwright, theatre underground, drinking juice from the German punk of the 80-ies, vague dull performances on the big stages, a lot of uplifting music from Gergiev with absolutely senseless Directors and four performances by Andriy Zholdak as the only outlet — it is not clear what it tells more: the misfortunes of the theater of the cultural capital, or the condition of the entire country.

In the United States announced found evidence of secret communications trump with the Kremlin

U.S. attorney Robert Mueller, who investigated attributed to Russia’s intervention in the us elections, was able to gather evidence of the attempts of the team of Donald trump to establish a channel of communication with the Kremlin. On Thursday, March 8, according to The Washington Post, citing sources.

we are Talking about a secret meeting the founder of the American private military company Blackwater Erik Prince and the head of the Russian direct investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev, which was held in Seychelles during the week before the inauguration of the trump. According to Muller, the meeting was one of the first attempts to establish a communication channel between coming to power in the Washington administration and Moscow, the newspaper said.

In turn, the Prince, giving the Congress the testimony in the investigation in the fall of 2017, insisted that the meeting was accidental. According to The Washington Post, he emphasized that he was in the Seychelles as a private businessman, not a representative of trump and his team.

Information rejected business partner Prince George Nader, who argues that the meeting was organized with his help and he himself took part in it. The businessman stated that it was organized for discussions with the trump and a representative of Moscow’s future relations of the parties. According to the newspaper’s sources, these statements are the main but not the only evidence “of what happened then in the Seychelles”.


Chief editor and owner of the Lithuanian newspaper Respublika, Vitas Tomkus published on the pages of his publications to the list of people who in Soviet times, allegedly secretly collaborated with the KGB. It was known in the Republic the names of public figures, artists, politicians. Including the President of the Republic. “” understood, can we trust this list and who needed now to light the fuse on this information bomb.

the Theme of informants, cooperating with the once all-powerful Soviet secret police, is for Lithuania one of the most painful. According to some, in the networks of the KGB since the mid-1940s to the early 1990s were more than 118 thousand Lithuanians. When Lithuania seceded from the Soviet Union these people were asked voluntarily to confess — promising instead that this information will not be made public. Then many came with their repentance to the state lustration Commission. At this step the state has gone in order to prevent the use of former agents of the Russian special services. They say that because the Russians won’t know who is admitted and who is not, they will be afraid to get in touch with all the Lithuanians who once collaborated with the KGB.

according to Tomkus by 2015, it became clear that the list of 1589 the former secret agents of the KGB were the names of people, quite a successful in modern Lithuania — they sit in the government and Parliament, occupy an important position in the business. In that year, the Sejm officially classify list for another seventy-five years — the bill was introduced by the then interior Minister Saulius Skordalia, who now heads the government and is considered one of the most likely candidates for presidency.

— Most politicians are horrified to refer to the disclosure of the names of the KGB, as it would mean a betrayal of the people who came to confess, — writes the journalist Egle Samarskite. — Hiding their data was confirmed not only in the act of 23 November 1999, but the statement of the Supreme Council of 27 March 1990, where it is said that those who confessed would not be subjected to moral, legal and other harassment by the authorities of the Republic of Lithuania. “The names that are in the list of secret informers, will never be officially confirmed, if you somehow will be made public”, — is spoken in the document.

However, in recent years in Lithuania are increasingly talking about the fact that this information should be made public. Moreover, the arguments in favor of this decision differ little from those in favor of classifying the list — like, if not to declassify the ex-informers, Russia will try to use any of them to your advantage. However, in September last year, the Sejm by a majority of votes refused to publish lists. Thus the press started to publish information about individuals allegedly involved in KGB — a very famous, but already deceased. So, the article on that theatre and film actor Donatas Banionis, who died in 2014, was allegedly recruited agents under the name Bronius, he published Zmonos, citing a national center for the research of genocide and resistance of Lithuanian residents. “According to data gleaned from the documents of the KGB, agent Bronius recruited in October 1970 in connection with his personal contacts with Lithuanians abroad”, — said center.

As wrote the edition, Banionis passed on to KGB data on the ethnic Lithuanians living in the United States. “In 1974 by Bronius agent of the intelligence network was removed due to the fact that in that year he was elected Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Lithuanian SSR” — written in the document. The son of actor, Director television and theatre Raimundas Banionis indignantly rejected the charges. “In 1970, father went to America, he told me that he had been summoned for a briefing on how to behave in this country. More from father I do on this account not heard. I do not know, do not understand what is happening here. Understand one thing, that it is necessary to collect suitcases and to run away from this country, as there is scary even to me,” says the son of Banionis.

By the way, Banionis himself in life, spoke candidly about his relationship with “the office”. In an interview with “Moskovsky Komsomolets” in 2009, artist told that on his return from abroad he had to write reports. “I don’t know, it’s recruitment, not recruitment. I wrote, met with someone who I saw. Of course, he lied, he got out, not to substitute good people. But still I had to do it, otherwise I would more abroad was not allowed, and I would not be able to work anywhere else. The KGB knew that I was lying, but they definitely needed to make to my case report”.

Former Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Povilas Gylys called on the head of the Centre of genocide and resistance of Lithuanian residents Teresa Birute Bureyskaya admit that the KGB worked and the former head of the Supreme Council of state Vytautas Landsbergis. “Well, Mrs. Bureyskaya, it’s time to tell the truth, and Grandpa (nickname Landsbergis). If you start to clean up Lithuania, so clean the next,” said Gillis. In turn, member of European Parliament, former Chairman of the Lithuanian labor Party Valentinas Mazuronis said that the charge in cooperation with KGB needs only living people. “Do not sling mud at those who died who was not involved in the atrocities of the KGB, who can’t defend himself. Why are these questions not asked them when it was possible?” — asks Mazuronis. The Deputy also called for “answers” about living, about those who actively participate in the political life of Lithuania.

How in the Respublika editorial office was the listing agent, editor in chief of Tomkus silent. But when he published part of the document, there appeared the names of the current President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, the “father of Lithuanian independence” Vytautas Landsbergis, Prime Minister Saulius Skordalia, former Ministers of defense of Race Jukneviciene and the Juozas Olekas, former Prime Ministers Andrius Kubilius and Algirdas Butkevičius, as well as many other well-known politicians, big businessmen, prominent journalists and artists.

Interestingly, this list Tomkus made himself. However, thoughtful readers who bought the newspaper, immediately began to Express doubts. For example, in the list, among others, were listed Valdas Adamkus. But for anybody not a secret that the former President of Lithuania Adamkus, in his youth, including the part of one who fought on the side of the Germans the Lithuanian units, in the 44th managed to retreat to Germany after the war went to the USA, where he spent most of his life. When he was recruited to the KGB? However, the publication was provided by a remark that the list could be the namesake-the namesake of the former head of state.

tellingly, Tomkus refused to put a list in the Internet and anyone who wants to read it I had to buy a newspaper room for one Euro. The second part he has promised to publish in the next issue in early March. Many readers expressed doubts that the continuation will actually follow. Tomkus because, according to them, could be accused of harming state security and a criminal case — against himself and against the editorial and printing, decided to print a number. But the room still came out and attracted the attention of the names of famous artists. Have refused and the aforementioned Banionis with the founder and the principal conductor of the Hermitage orchestra “St. Petersburg Camerata” Saulius Sondeckis, and the famous Mstislav Rostropovich, once received the title of honorary citizen of Vilnius for the support of independence of Lithuania, and Opera singer Virgilijus noreika. By an unhappy coincidence noreika died on March 3, the day of publication.

there is No evidence of the authenticity of the published information Tomkus not provided. But I discovered a new oddity: the appearance in the “list of informers” people who could not cooperate with the Soviet authorities because of their age. So, in the publication was, for example, the names of the parliamentarians of the mantas of Adomenas and Agne Biotite — one born in 1972, and the second altogether in 1982, and graduated from high school in 2000. “Oh, God! Mixed lists. Instead of a list of KGB printed lists Soros —ironically Tomkus. — Ask pardon of his readers, but to remake the newspaper no time. On the other hand, almost hundred percent of fellows Soros is added to the list of persons who collaborated with the KGB, so with a clear conscience continue on.”

one way or another, but his publications he put the authorities in a dead end: if we now apply to Tomkus any repression, there will always be people who will say that this is “revenge for the truth.” In this situation, the government chose the tactics of silence. “Just in the newspaper Respublika with a terrible roar exploded a bomb — has published a list of the KGB. After the explosion — ringing silence. Still trying to get my bearings and decide how to respond,” notes Povilas Gylys.

He believes that from the point of view of public interest should be a discussion at the national level. “This is not an ordinary incident — it has affected many famous and influential people in Lithuania — says Gillis. — We should discuss to what extent this list is authentic, what could be the consequences of its publication, and so on. Commercial TV and radio can pull away. Public translator in any case… Because he should implement our public interest. Our right to know…”

representatives of the party “Union of Fatherland — Christian Democrats of Lithuania”, however, claim that Tomkus spreads fake news. “This is not fake news. This is the end, ball editor. — Can its “moral honor” to go to the courts. But something yet no one dared to cross their thresholds”. The question of why this publication remains open. Some perceive Tomkus as such, the hero’s single, decided to bring “the truth to the people.”

Others believe that it is an information operation by Russian security services — although Tomkus, he said, the same negative applies to both Dalia grybauskaitė and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Finally, there is a third view — that all that Lithuanian intra-elite showdown and the main blow is directed against Grybauskaite. Next year she will leave the presidential post, but, apparently, intends to continue an active life in the Lithuanian politics. It is possible that it heads the government. In such a situation suspected of having links with the KGB could appear with the filing of potential adversaries “steel Did.”

The Ukrainian military in the Donbass decided to make a row on March 8 and made a fire

Two members of the Armed forces of Ukraine on March 8 started shooting around under the control of Kiev’s city of Slavyansk in the Donbas. It is stated on page press center of the ATO headquarters in Facebook.

the press service added that the use of military weapons soldiers decided of hooliganism. Currently, violators apprehended, official inspection occurred.

“This shameful act has a negative impact on the reputation of the ATO forces, the completion of the investigation the perpetrators will be brought to responsibility”, — stated in the message.

on 15 February it was reported that stationed in the Ukrainian Donbass two Marines shot four of his colleagues. As suggested by the journalists of the TV channel “112 Ukraine”, the cause of the incident could be the use of alcohol.

the Military operation in the Donbass began in the spring of 2014. The region’s residents opposed the change of power in Kiev and the referendum supported the creation of the DNI and LC. In response, the leadership of Ukraine announced the beginning of the antiterrorist operation.