An adult education college in Adelaide will be shut after a student tested positive for coronavirus. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Britain and the United States of playing "children's games" in their response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. Mr Lavrov said the West had spread "lies and disinformation" about the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, declaring that East-West tensions were worse now than during the Cold War. Britain and more than two dozen of its allies expelled more than Russian diplomats. Mr Lavrov denounced the British accusations as a "mad and horrible provocation". He also argued Russia had no motive to attack Mr Skripal, who was released in a spy swap from a Russian prison where he was serving time for spying as a double agent for Britain. Russia's top diplomat also mocked Britain's claim there was no plausible alternative explanation for the poisonings of the Skripals, suggesting British intelligence could have been involved in the attack as part of a distraction from the difficulties surrounding ongoing Brexit talks. Mr Lavrov said Russia had called a meeting of the international chemical weapons watchdog for Wednesday to discuss the case and asked it to provide details of its cooperation with Britain in the poisoning probe.
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An adult education college in Adelaide will be shut after a student tested positive for coronavirus. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Russia's defence ministry says it has proof that Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq. Moscow and Ankara have been locked in a war of words since last week when a Turkish air force jet shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian-Turkish border , the most serious incident between Russia and a NATO state in half a century. Mr Erdogan responded by saying no one had the right to "slander" Turkey by accusing it of buying oil from Islamic State, and that he would stand down if such allegations were proven to be true. But speaking during a visit to Qatar, he also said he did not want relations with Moscow to worsen further.
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The video, which sparked violent protests in many Muslim countries, has been deemed extremist by Russian prosecutors who have now asked the court to ban it. Under new legislation, Internet sites carrying content banned in Russia would be included on a special register, after which Internet providers would have one day to block access. Google Inc, the owner of YouTube, rejected a request by the White House to remove the video but decided to block it in a number of Muslim countries including Egypt and Libya where U. Russia is home to 20 million Muslims.
Russian political jokes are a part of Russian humour and can be grouped into the major time periods: Imperial Russia , Soviet Union and finally post-Soviet Russia. Quite a few political themes can be found among other standard categories of Russian joke , most notably Rabinovich jokes and Radio Yerevan. In Imperial Russia, most political jokes were of the polite variety that circulated in educated society. Few of the political jokes of the time are recorded, but some were printed in a German anthology. There were also numerous politically themed Chastushki Russian traditional songs in Imperial Russia. He comments on the uncanny linguistic parallelism between the English-language "crown-crow-cow" and the Russian "korona—vorona—korova". Every nation enjoys political jokes, but in the Soviet Union telling political jokes could be regarded as type of extreme sport : according to Article 58 RSFSR Penal Code , " anti-Soviet propaganda " was a potentially capital offense. Ben Lewis claims that the political conditions in the Soviet Union were responsible for the unique humour produced there;   according to him, " Communism was a humour-producing machine. Its economic theories and system of repression created inherently amusing situations.