Shooting in Maryland. What we need to do?

It’s happened again. Shooting in Maryland on Tuesday. A shooting reported at Great Mills High School.

Politics, journalists, bloggers and activists started to discuss about changes to america’s gun law, again.

Maybe it is not the biggest problem for US citizens now, but we sure it is the biggest challenge for millennials, entrepreneurs and modern creative minds from all over the world. We all need to find a new more effective way to ensure our security, to protect our lives without guns.

Several month ago Elon Mask sells 20 000 Boring Company “Flamethrowers”. And it is the right way, i think.

We need more tech-toy-weapons which will help us fool around, feel the weapon, feel the fun and the power, but not harm others. It is just the first step…

What do you think? We will add each opinion of our readers to this post. Text us  right now pashaschetchik@gmail.com

GOVORISH’ PO-RUSSKI? RUSSIAN OFFICIALS’ CHILDREN STUDYING IN THE UK

Russia became the world leader in the number of children who study in the UK. From 2005 to 2017, the amount of Russian students has increased by 77%, says consulting company Knight Frank. In 2016-2017, English private schools accepted 608 children from Russia. Russiangate remembers officials who paid for the education of their heirs in prestigious educational institutions of Great Britain.

Yekaterina Vinokurova

The daughter of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov received a Master’s degree in the UK. Yekaterina Vinokurova graduated from the London School of Economics in 2006. And today the cost of a two-year MA program for an international student is £ 56,000 or 4.4 million rubles. It is one of the most prestigious London universities.

Vinokurova’s first education took place in America. At first, she studied at The Dwight School, one of Manhattan’s elite educational institutions, and then studied political science at Columbia University.

Anastasia Zheleznyak

The elder daughter of State Duma deputy Sergei Zheleznyak studied at the Queen Mary University of London. This is one of the largest universities in the UK: it even has its own campus in central London – with dormitories, restaurants and banks. From 2012 to 2014, Anastasia Zheleznyak studied international relations at the QMU. Three years of his daughter’s education cost the father 3.7 million rubles. The cost of one year of study on this program for foreign students is now £ 16,000.

Zheleznyak’s infusion into the English educational system was far from over. Since 2014, Anastasia started a Master’s program in King’s College London. There she received an MA in risk analysis in geography. The cost of studying on this program for foreign students is £ 19,000 or 1.5 million rubles a year.

Nikolai Remezkov

One of the sons of State Duma deputy Alexander Remezkov, Nikolai Remezkov, in 2008, was in the elite British private boarding school called Malvern College. In addition to the standard set of subjects, children at this school study Latin, religion, design, theatrical work and the art of debate. The cost of studies in Malvern College reaches £ 36,000 or 2.8 million rubles a year.

Nikolay Mizulin

Member of the Federation Council from the Omsk Region Yelena Mizulina also sent her son to study abroad. From 2002 to 2003, Nikolai Mizulin studied the humanities at Oxford University. This is the leader of the ratings of the most prestigious educational institutions of the world, and the education there is obviously not free. In order to spend a year in Oxford, one needs to stump up about £ 20 thousand or 1.6 million rubles. After studying in England, Mizulin did not want to return to his homeland – now he lives in Belgium and works as a partner in the American law firm Mayer Brown.

Alexey Golubev

The son of Governor of the Rostov Region Vasily Golubev received a Master’s degree in business administration at the University of Wolverhampton. To repeat the fate of the governor’s son today, one will have to pay £ 12 thousand or 1 million rubles to the university for one year of studying.

Yuri Belykh

Ex-governor of the Kirov Region Nikita Belykh is now being tried for taking bribes amounting to € 600 thousand. Even before the initiation of the case, he sent his eldest son Yuri to study at an English boarding school. About his intention, he reported on his LJ, calling it “a very difficult decision.”

Back then, Belykh did not specify the name of the school, but the amount spent on studying his son surfaced in court. This was told by Belykh’s friend – Alexey Pikhteev, who at one time managed the the ex-governor’s finances. He estimated that about 2.5 million rubles a year were spent for Yuri’s education in Great Britain. According to the anti-corruption declaration for 2015, Belykh earned about the same amount for the year – 2.1 million rubles.

WHERE RUSSIAN OFFICIALS AND OLIGARCHS SPENT NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAYS?

DMITRY PESKOV – GREECE

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On November 30, daughter of Russian Presidential Press Secretary, Yelizaveta Peskova, published a touching post on her Instagram about a boy who was injured by a maniac in Greece four years ago. Alleging that the Peskovs family demands justice, which has not been restored for three years for the unfortunate family, she suggested collecting money for them.

In the beginning of November, the yacht Matlese Falcon docked near Athens, where she celebrated the New Year. The yacht belongs to her father or his assistant Oleg Mitvol – often photos of Mitvol and the Peskov family have the same views, and, surprisingly, they coincide with the location of the yacht. The cost of renting a vessel is 26 million rubles a week.

Now the family, as well as the assistant to the presidential Press Secretary, is having fun in Dubai.

VLADIMIR POTANIN – MALDIVES

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President of the mining company Nornickel got himself a third yacht and a plane for the New Year’s. Now, Potanin’ collection includes three ships – Anastasia, Nirvana and Barbara, the cost of which amounts to $ 500 million.

Barbara left the port of Dubai on December 23 and headed for the islands. Together with the yacht Nirvana on January 4, they were at the Maldives. The yacht, named after her daughter, is moored in France.

IGOR SECHIN – ITALY

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The yacht called Princess Olga also known as Amore Vero is moored in the Italian port of the city of La Spezia. According to observations of Russiangate, the vessel, which probably belongs to head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, has been in the port for a long time – on New Year’s Eve too.

Is it a coincidence that the trip to Italy prevented the head of the state corporation from coming to court for hearings on the case of ex-Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukaev in December, where he was a key witness?

The cost of the yacht is about $ 190 million.

DMITRY MEDVEDEV – FINLAND

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The last time the yacht called Photinia was seen in the Finnish port of Kotka on September 30, 2017. The vessel for $ 5 million, named for the church name of the Prime Minister’s wife, runs from St. Petersburg towards this port for three years on regular basis.

Whether the Prime Minister celebrated the New Year on the yacht, abroad or in the house for a duck in Plyos, we could not have established for certain.

ALICHER USMANOV – SPAIN

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Dilbar, the yacht of the Russian oligarch, is moored in Barcelona since November. There, a ship worth $ 600 million entered the New Year.

What’s Alisher Usmanov’s opinion on the independence of Catalonia, we do not know: unfortunately, the friend of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is not interested in keep his video blog going.