International Boxing Association reinstates Russia and Belarus

5th October 2022

IBA Board of Directors voted in favor to cancel its previous decision and allow boxers of Russia and Belarus to compete at the IBA events with immediate effect. The IBA strongly believes that politics shouldn’t have any influence on sports. Hence, all athletes should be given equal conditions. Respecting its own autonomy as the international sports federation, the IBA shall remain politically neutral and independent. IBA calls for peace and remains a peacemaker in any conflicts. Moreover, the IBA has obligation to ensure equal treatment towards the athletes and competition officials, regardless of their nationality and residence. Both Russian and Belarus teams will be able to perform under their flags, and the national anthems will be played in case they win a gold medal. According to the decision, the technical officials of Russia and Belarus will also be back in the competitions.

IBA, independent website

EU conveniently forgets what freedom of movement means

26th August

Racist politicians indulge in self serving attempt to persecute Russians on behalf of their nationality. Repeatedly dehumanising citizens and trying to create tension where it doesn’t exist. As a distraction from their political problems.

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Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute discriminates then apologies for rejecting Russian applicant

12th August

The Beatson Institute is a Scottish registered charity in Glasgow funded and supported by Cancer Research UK

The email had read: “The Beatson has established a new policy upon which I am unable to appoint you because you are Russian.” Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”.

Owen Sansom, Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute director, said the organisation “does not have a policy of declining any applications from Russian students on the basis of their nationality”…“Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and offers are always reviewed against external checks, such as visa requirements or UK government sanctions…“In this case there was an initial misunderstanding of these restrictions, which has been addressed.”

Sansom said the organisation has contacted the applicant involved to offer them a place and “have apologised for any distress caused”. He added it is reviewing processes internally to prevent this issue from occurring again in future.

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Top Finnish volleyball player banned from national team

29th July 2022

libero Lauri Kerminen plays for Dynamo Moscow club.

Finnish Volleyball Association President Lauri Inna told public broadcaster YLE “there is no other way to act now”. “The leadership of the union [Finnish Volleyball Association] was asked for help and we made a decision. Now the team doesn’t have to worry too much about this kind of thing.”

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America steals Faberge egg and tries to sell for guns

22nd July

Live at the White House briefing, they accidentally let in an independent journalist who asks Blinken, Isn’t it in our foreign policy interests to eventjink about sending it to St Petersburg, so you know, others can appreciate the art, culture and history?

Blinken stares at the journalist, smashes the glass case, grabs the egg and holds it aloft. Preciousssss, our precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss. He cackles and runs out onto the lawn, running in circles, with the Western media charging behind, also shrieking in unison: precioussss, we wantssss it, our precioussss

With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien

Actual article, The Art newspaper, Art Newspaper International

Sweden bans Russian children from drinking milk or orange juice

17th June 2022

The National Trade Council of Sweden rdfused go let Tetra Pak export packaging for humanitarian purposes.

According to the newspaper Dagens Niheter, at the end of May, a number of Swedish companies, including Tetra Pak, were asked to voluntarily allow exports, excluding vulnerable industries in Russia from working. In particular, we are talking about paints and bleached food cardboard. Tetra Pak, which owns a plant in the city of Lobnya, Moscow Region, has requested permission to export to Russia for humanitarian reasons and in the interests of children. the manufacturing company “seven out of ten milk and juice packs sold in the country.”

https://europe-cities.com/2022/06/12/sweden-banned-tetra-pak-from-supplying-packaging-to-russia/

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JK Rowling hints at misuse of charity funds in prank call

23rd June

A Russian prank call to JK Rowling was held last week where the author was not aware she was being recorded and asked if her charity could fund weapons to kill Russians, but say it was for children by whom she believed to be Zelensky (begins 7:13 in video). She said that she understood.

If she plans to do this with the UK office of her charity Lumos, it is illegal in the UK under:

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