Vladimir Putin supports the idea to ban territory alienation at the constitutional level

“I like the idea itself. I suggest to put this matter under lawyers’ care and ask them to formulate it in a proper manner” – Vladimir Putin commented the respective suggestion coming from Vladimir Mashkov, Tabakov theatre’s art director. Vladimir Mashkov who takes part in a workgroup that amends the Russian Constitution, has suggested to introduce new amendments which disallow “not only to give lands away, but even to negotiate on that” he emphasized.

Political experts point to the fact that this will both secure indivisibility of Russian borders and neutralize work towards peace treaty carried out by the Russian and Japanese parties. Consequently, the opportunity to transfer Kuril Islands (Shikotan, Iturup, Kunashir), which Japan wants to get back, will be nullified. Japan also has territorial grievances over unpopulated islands of Smaller Kuril Archipelago, that are now part of Sakhalin oblast. Those are called “Northern territories” in Japan.

The idea to amend the Constitution was put forward by Vladimir Putin during his Address to the Federal Assembly. In five days, on January 20th, a corresponding bill was introduced to the State Duma. The lower chamber unanimously supported the bill in the first reading. It is expected that in order to introduce new amendments to the Constitution, a popular referendum will be carried out. It will take place on one of the working days that will be declared a day off. Constitutional amendments put forward by the Russian president, suggest broadening of parliament powers, prohibition for high ranking officials to possess other countries’ residence permit, limitation of presidential terms, as well as supremacy of the Constitution over the international law and reinforcement of state’s social commitment.

Aside from Japan, Ukraine regularly raises territorial grievances over Crimea and tries to contravene results of the popular referendum on the peninsula. On March 16th 2014 96.7% of Crimean population that took part in the referendum voted for reunification with Russia.

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Kratom Prices Are Dropping Even Though FDA and Indonesian Kratom Ban Is Looming in 2024

Oklahoma City, Tulsa, OK – With the FDA and Indonesia looking to ban kratom, we’d expect prices to rise drastically nationwide. Instead we found prices dropping, for example, at the Earthly Mist website to as low as $5 an ounce.

Kratom, a member of the coffee family, is an all-natural plant that consumers claim helps them with opiate withdrawals, pain, relaxation, mood, energy, and overall well-being.

With the FDA continuing their war on kratom and Indonesia looking to ban kratom and giving their farmers until 2024 to transition to other crops, we’d expect panic in the USA, causing prices to rise.

Instead, we’re seeing prices drop. One of those places we’ve seen a dramatic drop in price is at the website. We asked CJ Matt, warehouse and website manager at Earthly Mist why have prices dropped? “Prices have dropped from $10 to $5 an ounce because we believe, since seeing positive trends in states like, Utah, Arizona, Georgia and Maryland, that Kratom will be safe for those in need in America.” CJ Matt also stated, “Our sources have told us that kratom will be safe in Indonesia as well, so we’ll keep thinking positive here at Earthly Mist.”

When we asked Danelle Pierce, retail manager at Earthly Mist about the price drop she said, “The prices online are more of a permanent price but for our brick and mortar stores, that’s just a 2020 new year promotion. We won’t be able to continue selling at $5 an ounce because it cost more to operate a retail location, so come while the prices last. But, rest assured, you can always go online at for $5 an ounce and order after our in-store promotions are over.”

Earthly Mist provides high-quality Kratom at They provide guidance on Kratom as a natural opioid painkiller alternative. Call them or visit their website to learn more

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