Who is the big Russian cat Slap?

Big Slap  & mdash;karakal, who lives in a Moscow family. It has gained popularity among Russian and English-speaking users of the network in 2019-2020. Since then, the animal has regularly become the hero of various memes and flash mobs.

What is known about the Slap?

Big Slap (also known as “big Russian cat”) born in December 2017 in a wild cat kennel in Kiev. He was called Gosha. When the animal was two months old, he started living in Moscow in the family of Andrey and Elena Bondarev.

Despite the fact that the 30-kilogram Slap is called the “big Russian cat”, he is actually a caracal, or steppe lynx. At the same time, several generations of his ancestors were born in captivity, and Gosha himself has the habits of domestic cats. For example, he is accustomed to the tray.

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Why is Gosha called a Slap?

Initially, Karakal Gosha found fame on the English-language Internet. Users called him Floppa or Big Floppa (from the English — «slap»). In the future, Russian-speaking subscribers adapted this nickname, calling the animal a Slap.

How did Spanking become popular?

In December 2019, the owners of Gosha published a photo on their Instagram page, on which the caracal is lying on the windowsill together with the cat of the Meinkun breed Zhora. The picture was liked by the users of the network and formed the basis of several memes. After learning about this, the owners of the caracal continued to post pictures of their pet. To date, Gosha’s Instagram page has over 111 thousand subscribers.

In May 2021, Runet users staged a flash mob, in which they sent photos of Flip-flops to their parents with the words: “Look, this is a Flip-Flop, a big Russian cat. How does he look to you?». Funny answers of relatives were then published in various public sites.

In 2020, Gosha lovers received permission from the owners of the animal to use its image for various products. Then cups, figurines and cubes with a Flip-flop went on sale. In the spring of 2021, a game appeared in the Google Play store that includes photos of Gosha.

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Milonov asked the Interior Minister to return the “Skopinsky maniac” to prison

The deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Vitaly Milonov appealed to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev with a request to return to prison the “Skopinsky maniac” Viktor Mokhov, RIA Novosti reports.

“I ask you to take the measures provided for by law aimed at isolating the supervised Viktor Mokhov from society in connection with his systematic violation of the prohibitions and restrictions established by the court within the framework of administrative supervision,” the parliamentarian’s request says.

Milonov noted that Mokhov violates the restrictions established during the administrative supervision of the released person, in particular the ban on the use of telephone communication.

Immediately after his release from the colony, Mokhov was supervised for six years. All this time, he is ordered to regularly report to the police department, it is forbidden to attend mass events, walk at night and leave the area without permission.

Shortly after the journalist Ksenia Sobchak interviewed Mokhov, the police announced the need to tighten supervision, prohibit him from talking to journalists, going to cafes and similar establishments, and also oblige him to register with the police department not two, but four times a month.

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The management of the prison in the United States ignores the complaints of the pilot Yaroshenko on toothache

Plot The state of health of the Russian pilot Yaroshenko

The wife of the Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, Victoria, said that the management of the prison in the United States ignores his complaints about toothache, reports TASS.

“Konstantin asks that they finally start treating his teeth, because they are hurting more and more, but there is no reaction from the prison management,” she said.

Yaroshenko noted that her husband’s two teeth hurt the most.

The lawyer of the Russian Alexey Tarasov promised to do everything possible to provide him with qualified medical care.

Recall that in 2011, Yaroshenko was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the United States on charges of preparing for the transportation of a large batch of cocaine. He is in prison in Danberry (Connecticut).

The Russian denies guilt and considers the case fabricated. In July, lawyer Alexey Tarasov said that Yaroshenko’s defense expects to enter into a class action against the administration of the prison in Danberry in order to achieve the release of a Russian citizen.

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Who are the main centenarians among animals?

Weekly magazine “Arguments and Facts” No. 26. The terminator virus. How many times will he come back? 30/06/2021

The record holder among vertebrates is the Greenland polar shark. The analysis showed that her average age is 272 years. The researchers estimated the age of the largest shark (length 5 m) at 400 years. A giant turtle at the Kolkata Zoo has lived to be 256 years old. Bowhead whales, red sea urchins and Aleutian sea bass sometimes live for over 200 years. Feel good in 100–200 years of brocadekoi carp living in China (one such fish died at the age of 226 years). Killer whales, Asian elephants and macaws often reach 100 years of age. And representatives of one of the genera of jellyfish, having reached sexual maturity, settle on the bottom and turn into polyps, from which new jellyfish are formed. That is, we can say that in favorable conditions, these jellyfish are able to live indefinitely.

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Until they lit up. How a classified combat laser stopped UAV raids

Large-scale military exercises of the Russian Army are planned in Syria, in which the main participant will be the Peresvet complex. At the same time, there is still no official report that this combat laser system has been delivered to Syria. The military does not confirm the information about him, but they do not refute it either.

Unofficial sources report that the first Russian laser systems appeared in Syria back in May 2020. A number of tests were carried out, which confirmed the combat characteristics of the laser, after which the complex stood up for the protection of the Russian military airbase Khmeimim and currently performs air and missile defense tasks. Syria has become an ideal testing ground for testing this type of weapons. 

It is the presence of “Peresvet” that experts are trying to explain the cessation of raids on the enemy UAV airbase. Based on this experience, it is assumed that Russia will actively use the laser to protect its military bases from unmanned aircraft raids. 

The first mention of this laser weapon appeared in 2018. It was stated that the “Peresvet” was adopted by the Russian army and will be used to ensure the deployment of strategic mobile systems “Topol-M”, “Yars” and their modifications. Most of the information about the complex is classified, but it is known thatcombat lasers of this type are designed to illuminate optical surveillance systems during a “dangerous” period of time when the systems are deployed in the positional area and are most vulnerable to weapons of destruction. According to experts, the laser weapon is located at least at five bases of the Strategic Missile Forces, hangars have been built for it, which are visible from the satellite.

The principle of operation of the complex is based on the illumination of optical reconnaissance systems, including satellites, with a laser beam. Its disadvantages include demanding weather conditions, since clouds, smoke, rain and other adverse events can interfere with the passage of the laser beam. In normal weather conditions, the laser can hit the optical surveillance systems of aircraft,drones and even satellites. Neither the speed nor the trajectory of enemy objects interfere with accurate guidance. The use of such weapons to destroy enemy aircraft and cruise missiles is much more economical than standard air defense and missile defense systems, since it does not require the launch of expensive anti-missiles. 

At the same time, according to some experts, the weapon consumes so much energy that its mobility is questionable.

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What can not be written about in social networks?

Weekly magazine “Arguments and Facts” No. 26. The terminator virus. How many times will he come back? 30/06/2021 The expert’s answer is 0 + –

“Criminal punishment for statements in Russia used to be threatened only for calls to extremism and insulting the feelings of believers,” says the partner of the law firm “FBK-Pravo” Alexander Ermolenko.  & ndash; Then the list of prohibitions was replenished. Insulting the authorities and state symbols, distorting the history of the Second World War, insulting veterans became a criminal offense. Large fines are threatened for slander and spreading fakes, justifying terrorism. In other words, you should be more careful when you write on topics of politics, history, religion, culture.

Social networks themselves also introduce their own bans. They punish for criticizing sex minorities, feminism and body positivity. However, for this they are sent to a ban (excommunicated from the account), and not to prison.

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The lawyer said that the FSB fears Safronov’s escape abroad

Plot The detention of the adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov in the case of treason

The defender of the former journalist and adviser to the head of Roscosmos Ivan Safronov, accused of treason, Ivan Pavlov, said that the investigation believes that the person involved, once at large, can leave the Russian Federation with the help of foreign special services.

“According to FSB investigator Alexander Chaban, once at large, Ivan can hide on the territory of diplomatic missions or consulates, and later, with the help of foreign intelligence officers, leave the territory of the country,” RIA Novosti quotes the lawyer as saying.

Pavlov noted that the judge referred to the position of the investigation during the announcement of the decision on the extension of the arrest.

Recall that the adviser to the head of Roscosmos, & nbsp; ex-journalist & laquo; Kommersant» and & laquo;Vedomosti & raquo; & nbsp; Ivan Safronov was detained last summer. The FSB believes that he was recruited by the Czech special service.

Safronov is accused of treason.On June 30, 2021, the Moscow City Court granted the request of the investigation and extended Safronov’s detention until October 7.The day before, lawyer Dmitry Katchev said that the ex-journalist would not make a deal with the investigation. 

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Beaches of Moscow and the Moscow region

In 2021, the swimming season in Moscow was announced from June 18. Reservoirs have warmed up to +20 degrees. Every year, Rospotrebnadzor checks the water in natural reservoirs for the suitability for recreation and the safety of citizens and tourists.

In 2021, Rospotrebnadzor, as of 06/18/2021, approved 8 recreation areas with swimming in Moscow: Putyaevsky Pond( VAO), Lake Beloe (VAO), Lake Meshcherskoye (CJSC), Serebryany Bor-2( NWAO), Serebryany Bor-3 (NWAO), Bolshoy City Pond (ZelAO), Lake Chernoe (ZelAO), School Lake (ZelAO). 

In the Moscow Region, as of 10.06.2021, Rospotrebnadzor has allowed 15 recreational places for swimming: Lake Svyatoe (Shatura), Lake Yubileynoye (Roshal), the Guslitsa River (Yegoryevsk), the Lyublevka River (Yegoryevsk), the Desna River (Yegoryevsk), the Kholmovskaya Dam (Yegoryevsk), Lake Senezh (Solnechnogorsk), the Sister River (Klin), the Vyaz River (Klin), the Oka River (Lukhovitsy), Blue Lake (Lukhovitsy), Sturgeon River (Zaraysk), Sturgeon River (Silver Ponds), Western reservoir (Elektrostal), watered quarry “Baikal” (Pavlovsky Posad). 

Forecasters predict the return of summer weather to Moscow and the Moscow region by the weekend. On Saturday afternoon in the capital, it is expected to reach +23-25°, and on Sunday to +25-27°.

Serebryany Bor in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki © RIA Novosti/Maxim Blinov

Beloe Lake in the Kosino-Ukhtomsky district © RIA Novosti/Pavel Bednyakov

Lake Meshcherskoe in the Solntsevo district © RIA Novosti/Valery Melnikov

Beloe Lake in the Kosino-Ukhtomsky district © RIA Novosti/Pavel Bednyakov

Serebryany Bor in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki © RIA Novosti/Maxim Blinov

Serebryany Bor in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki © RIA Novosti/Maxim Blinov

Lake Meshcherskoe in the Solntsevo area © RIA Novosti/Valery Melnikov

Serebryany Bor in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki © RIA Novosti/Maxim Blinov

Beloe Lake in the Kosino-Ukhtomsky district © RIA Novosti/Pavel Bednyakov

Lake Meshcherskoe in the Solntsevo district © RIA Novosti/Valery Melnikov

Beloe Lake in the Kosino-Ukhtomsky district © RIA Novosti/Pavel Bednyakov

Serebryany Bor in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki © RIA Novosti/Maxim Blinov

Serebryany Bor in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki © RIA Novosti/Maxim Blinov

Lake Meshcherskoe in the Solntsevo district © RIA Novosti/Valery Melnikov

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Nikita Anisimov became the acting Rector of the HSE

Nikita Anisimov, head of the Far Eastern Federal University, has been appointed acting rector of the Higher School of Economics, TASS reports. 

The head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia Valery Falkov announced the personnel changes at the academic council of the university.

The day before it was reported that the HSE rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, who led the university for 28 years, left his post. The HSE was founded in 1992. Then Kuzminov became the youngest head of a federal university in Russia.

The outgoing rector of the HSE was awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin with the Order of “For Services to the Fatherland” of the II degree, the decree on the award was published on the Kremlin’s website.

It is noted that Kuzminov will continue working at the HSE as a research supervisor of the university.

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What schemes are mainly used by phone scammers?

Weekly magazine “Arguments and Facts” No. 26. The terminator virus. How many times will he come back? 30/06/2021 The expert’s answer is 0 + –

The Ministry of Internal Affairs named six schemes that are preferred by phone scammers today.

On the first place in popularity – a message about allegedly caught in a difficult situation a roadster & nbsp;vennik. Next, the victim receives a call from the police officer, who extorts a day for solving the issue. In the second place – SMS with a request to call again. The number turns out to be paid. On the third, a link sent to a smartphone leads to a website where money is debited from the phone. The fourth place was taken by & laquo;winning in the & nbsp; lottery», for which you have to pay « tax». Fifth  & ndash; an offer from  & laquo; the telecom operator & raquo; to dial a certain combination of numbers, after which the money is debited from the account. On & nbsp;in the sixth place & nbsp; & ndash; ask & nbsp;ba by SMS to throw money to & nbsp;phone.

& laquo;only vigilance will save, & nbsp; & ndash; I am sure lawyer Denis Komarov.  & ndash; These figures are also very confusing if you ask them unexpected questions, for example: how do I contact your initial contact? Or: tell us the phone number of the manager. Immediately tell & laquo;representatives of the bank & raquo; or & laquo;a policeman & raquo;: & laquo;Our conversation is recorded, I will now call back to & nbsp;the bank (police department, etc.)». 9 out of 10 will hang up on themselves.

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