The seizure of power takes place in Azerbaijan


On April 11, 2018, the so-called «presidential elections» are held in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In fact, on April 11 the Azerbaijani authorities committed  criminal actions aimed at forcible seizure of power in violation of the Constitution, with direct or indirect complicity of a large number of international observers and the world’s leading media.

The presidential candidate of Azerbaijan, Milana Gorenstein (Ustinova), appealed to the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan Zakir Garalov in relation to the criminal offenses committed by the leaders of the CEC of Azerbaijan during the period from 2013 to 2018. A lawsuit was filed with the Constitutional Court of the Azerbaijan Republic demanding holding scheduled elections, withdrawing the candidature of Ilham Aliyev and bringing him to justice.

The CEC of Azerbaijan did not register the candidacy of Ms. Gorenstein, and  there was no official refusal or explanation of the reasons. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, to which the application was sent to visit Nagorno-Karabakh for professional activities, did not respond to the official request of Ms. Gorenstein. The General Prosecutor’s Office and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan also showed inaction regarding the applications  and enabled the crime of seizure of power in Azerbaijan.

The leading international observers and the media, as well as local and international organizations conducting exit polls («Opinion Way» — France, «Arthur Finkelstein Association» — USA, Independent Research Center «Els» — Azerbaijan) were informed in writing and verbally  of the impending crime. Some observers (missions of the CIS Executive Committee and OSCE / ODIHR) received full access to documents sent to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan. The legal situation prevailing in Azerbaijan was also discussed with the leaders of the Venice Commission. The materials  of the case are provided to the Secretariat of human rights organization “Amnesty International”.

Milana Gorenstein (Ustinova) is running in the presidential elections in Azerbaijan for the second time. After the elections in 2013, due to the refusal of all judicial instances of Azerbaijan, including the Supreme Court, lawsuits against the crimes committed by the leadership of the CEC were brought to the ECHR (France). The ECHR judge Julia Laffranque refused to consider the case of falsification of elections in Azerbaijan without any explanation. The PACE President Anne Brasseur received a complaint about the problems in ECHR and a full copy of the case materials, but she also decided to remain silent. Europol experts, who monitor transnational crimes, recommended starting an investigation into the above facts.

In 2018, Ilham Aliyev, expecting the recurrence of the 2013 scenario and new lawsuits in the ECHR regarding elections falsification, decided to strengthen his positions by expanding the powers of the judge from Azerbaijan to the ECHR Latif Huseynov. However, the authorities’ crimes went beyond the scope of the ECHR: in 2017 the French court officially recognized Ilham Aliyev as dictator.

When laws cease to work in the state, the state itself ceases to exist in the declared legal format. Ilham Aliyev led the Republic of Azerbaijan to the condition of failed state.

Milana Gorenstein (Ustinova) after consultation with the Secretariat prepared a statement of claim to the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court in Hague. Despite the fact that Azerbaijan has not ratified the Rome Statute, there are mechanisms in international law to hold accountable the main executors and all accomplices for multiple crimes (seizure of power, juridical genocide,  extreme international corruption, transnational crimes, state terror, political prisoners, violations of international humanitarian law, etc.)

According to official sources, 894 international and 58,175 local observers were involved in the process of illegal seizure of power in Azerbaijan, as well as 150 journalists representing the world’s leading media: “The Washington Times”, “The Hill”, “The Jerusalem Post”, , «The Times of Israel», «Daily Caller», «Muslim World Today», «The Algemeiner», «Independent Journal Review», «RAİ» TV, «New Europe», «Al Jazeera», ORT, RTR, “Russia Today”, “The Daily Times”, TRT World, and others.

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Usurpation of power in the State of Israel by the Police forces

August 25, 2016

The Ministry of Public Security
Rehov Clermont Ganneau, Building C, Sheikh Jerach Government Complex,
Sheikh Jerach, Jerusalem
P.O. Box 18182
Jerusalem 91181

Tel:  02 5428502
Fax: 02 5428039

 Attn: Gilad Erdan
Minister of Public Security

Subject: Usurpation of power in the State of Israel by the Police forces

Dear Mr. Erdan!

My name is Milana Gorenstein, I am an international lawyer and a journalist from Jerusalem.

On June 1st 2016 I’ve sent to your office many documents showing the inactivity of the police in relation to investigations of crimes of top rank politicians and a letter to you, singed by me personally, in which I explained the severity of the situation and a need to establish a new security system in Israel in a form of private police.

I have called your office afterwards and asked to arrange a meeting with you, but your secretaries said there were no signed letter in the package of documents (no direct communication with the Minister), and, therefore, this is the reason why they will not arrange a meeting. I’ve faxed my letter again (confirmed) and was said to wait until the Public Complaints department will check my case.

In the meantime I turned to the Israel Post Couriers Service (Doar Shlihim) and asked to investigate under what circumstances my signed letter disappeared from the package of the documents you received. Please find their answer attached, confirming the receipt of the package undamaged by the workers of your Ministry. Therefore, the responsibility on this case in on workers of your Ministry, and I have many questions in relation to this incident…

To remind you, I received personal threats to myself and my family and event attacked personally during the international event on February, 2016, and my complaints to the police (as well as the attached confirming documents) were ignored and the cases were closed without investigation.

My new complaint to the Police against top rank politicians were closed the next day after investigation, and the Public Complaints department was informed about this.

I continue to live and work in Jerusalem, but my personal security and the security of my family is at risk, and no organization in the State of Israel offers me any protection.

The Public Complaints department representative Revital Ovadia Gispan doesn’t have explanation on why I didn’t receive any clear answer so far regarding the consistent life threats and personal attacks in front of TV cameras, and why these facts are not considered criminal cases in Israel (why the Police tries to establish their own laws at the Police Stations instead of laws of the State of Israel?) Death threats are often designed to intimidate victims in order to manipulate their behavior, but I am not the right person for this form of pressure…

In most world jurisdictions, death threats are a criminal offense. The fact that the Israel Police disregards this fact and create new criminal laws at the police stations means that the police officers committed the crime of usurpation of power in the State of Israel on behalf of high rank politicians, whom they try to protect.

I applied to all relevant organizations in Israel seeking for personal security (including your Ministry), with no result.  In case I will be attacked again (or killed), it will be the assassination for political reasons. My life and security, as well as those of my family members, are not protected, and you, Mr. Erdan, are holding personal responsibility or any incident that may happen to me and my family — today and in the future.

Taking all the mentioned into consideration, as well as the fact that 40 days (according to law) already passed and there were no result from my complaint to the Ministry of Public Security, I consider for my protection to turn to media, revealing all the facts to general public, and also seek political asylum in the third country (preferably, the United States of America, since I arrived to Israel from there). In this case all the above mentioned facts immediately become a subject of international investigation.

Today, on August 25th 2016, I start the official campaign on creation of Royal Security Forces — a new public organization that will control the implementation of laws in the State of Israel and offer the highest level of security to all citizens of the country.

I invite you to arrange a meeting with me to discuss all the problems described above  and try to find solutions to minimize the harm from this situation to the interests of the State of Israel and the people of Israel.

Kind regards,

Milana Gorenstein, LL.B

Letter to OSCE Minsk Group February 26, 2016



Into a fairytale: designer Tea Lomidze


Today’s guest of the column «Into a fairy tale» is a well known designer Tea Lomidze, who lives and works in the capital of Georgia — Tbilisi. Tea works in many different directions of design, but it can not be called a creative search, because she understands what she wants, what she likes and what are the most interesting things to do. Additionally, Tea Lomidze, along with her friend, gorgeous pastry designer Stella Luzan, was the founder in Georgia of the International Cake Day — a holiday of friendship and peace, established by Kingdom of Love in 2011. Read in this interview about how Tea came to design, how it all started, about her new collection and much more.

When and how did you start your career? Where did you study it?

First of all, I want to thank you for your interest to my creations. In 2003, when my sons grew up, I had the opportunity to carry out long-held dream — to open my own art studio. I am a chemist, in the design I am self — taught, but always took a great interest in needlework. Since childhood I reinvented bought clothes, changed it from usual to «exclusive»… When I was young lady I attended many art galleries and museums in Tbilisi, Moscow, St. Petersburg. The Dresden Gallery influenced me most of all . Great artworks had always shaped my taste.

What is the name your brand? What types of design you are involved in, which collections do you create?

My brand is called «ART-SALON TEILO». I am involved in a wide range of design worksfashion clothing, fur, leather, women’s accessories and jewelry, accessories for the home interior.

What are the stages of formation as a designer you passed through?

My career since 2003 and until now was very diverse. In the beginning I only designed clothes from fabrics and furs and, over time, began to create a vintage accessories for home decor. I made design for 12 prestigious restaurants (interior and accessories). Mehriban Aliyeva (the wife of the President of Azerbaijan — M.G.) with Sandra Roelofs (the wife of the President of Georgia — M.G,) visited my Art Salon together in 2004. Following the invitation of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, I visited Baku, where in 2005 I organized a show of my collection of fashion clothes and accessories. During the years of my creative activity I have organized 7 fashion shows to represent my collections.

How would you describe your aesthetic taste, your own style?

About my work have to judge those people who prefer clothes and accessories created by me , those who trust me in design of their business objects. Taking this opportunity, I want to thank everyone for the recognition and trus. I personally love classics and antique. My fashion designs are made mostly in vintage style and of expensive materials.

Have you always worked as independent entrepreneur or had to be employed in other companies?

I always had my own business and worked with my team. embroiderers and other fashion specialists who work with me for many years.

Do you remember your first order?

Of course I remember! The first order is as the first child … It was the wedding dress for a pregnant bride. She was very happy and afterwards she placed more orders in my salon.

Who are your customers today?

For me, people are not divided according to social status. In my art salon placed orders First Ladies, singers, actors, politicians, businessmen … The person who came to my salon will always find something suitable for him or her. We cordially welcome all customers, regardless of the complexity of the order or other moments. I have many customers from Georgia as well as other from other countries — Israel, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, US, Germany …

How is your work with customers? They come with their ideas, you learn their needs and offer options or you sell only finished model?

Differently. Each person is unique, and clothing should be just a supplement to his portrait.

How do you tune in to the creative work? What is your inspiration?

Love is a source of my inspiration! Usually, I have to drink a cup of my favorite fruit tea, this is a ritual that put me in a good mood and helps to tune in to a creative wave.

Do you follow fashion and other design trends? Do you think we have to follow them, or the fashion is replaces individuality?

The fashion is replaces individuality. I think we have to choose from fashion trends al elements that fit the character of the person, underline its individuality. Of course, I follow the latest trends, because as the designer I should be aware of all innovations.

Can you tell us about your new collection? How you got the idea to create it?

I had an idea to create a collection of vintage chandeliers «Seasons«. 12 chandeliers in the collection will embody the 12 months. There is a new muse In my life that inspired me for this project.

What do you aspire to professionally, and what is your most daring dream associated with the profession?

I strive for perfection — if it is possible, of course. Nature is a source of perfection, and it is unlikely that either person will make something similar to God’s creation. And my dreams are endless … I want to organize a fabulous fashion show of my evening, wedding and fur products, which will be illuminated by new chandeliers of my «Seasons»collection.

What is your hobby apart from design?

My job requires a lot of time. In rare periods of rest I listen to music. I like to cook, often coming up with new recipes.

Do you have any pets? Whether you are creating fashion for pets?

I have created a few fashion designs for the dogs of my friends. Sometimes I make gifts for them — sewing exclusive pullovers, dresses, coats for pets. At the moment, I do not have a four-legged friend. I had a dog — a black Labrador Naomi, she died in 2014 and I was sad about this very much.

The path of successful creative person is always difficult. What helps you overcome the difficulties?

A great love for my work, support of relatives and friends help me to overcome the problems. Difficulties strengthen my spirit, I get the desire to overcome obstacles and achieve more. I’m writing a book about my life — this is another aspect of my creative work.

What would you like to wish our readers?

I wish the infinite love you all! Live and create in love. The world around is so beautiful — enjoy it every day! Great things are hidden in simple things. Do not let problems and routine prevail over you!

Best regards, Tea Lomidze.

© Milana Gorenstein

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Open letter to Mrs. Anne Brasseur, President of PACE


Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)
Mrs. Anne Brasseur, President
Tel. 33 3 88 41 23 41

Council of Europe
Mr.Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General
Tel. 33 3 88 41 20 00
Fax 33 3 88 41 27 99

PACE — Assembly Members

OSCE Minsk Group

International media

Dear Mrs. Brasseur!

My name is Milana Gorenstein, I am a 2013 presidential candidate in Azerbaijan.

I am writing to you in relation to the 2015 report «Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan» by Robert Walter (United Kingdom, EC), rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee of the PACE.

I want to inform you that:

1) Presidential elections in Azerbaijan were totally falsified. I am fighting for my rights in courts and will continue to do so until I see the victory of good over evil and truth over falsehood.

2) Usurpation of power is a crime that occurs when any person unlawfully arrogates to himself power or authority, and this is exactly what happened in Azerbaijan. In a consistently law-abiding, constitutional nations of EU the crime of usurpation is unacceptable and should be convicted and punished.

3) On November 22, 2013 I have sent a letter to Mr. Robert Walter regarding his report «Observation of the presidential election in Azerbaijan (9 October 2013)», asking him to review the attached facts on authorities of Azerbaijan arrogating to themselves non-constitutional powers. Mr. Walter ignored all legal facts and reported to PACE and the whole world: “The result of the presidential election of 9 October 2013 should be seen as reflecting the will of people in Azerbaijan”. Mr. Walter, therefore, assisted to criminal behavior of authorities and to usurpation of power in Azerbaijan.

4) After the Appeal Court and High Court of Azerbaijan I complained to European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) — case No. 25718/14. The decision of ESCR judge Julia Laffranque created a new legal reality, resolved the question related to the Succession of State of Azerbaijan according to principles of international law and the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Therefore, the phrase ”Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan” doesn’t have any legal basis.

5) Thousands of years of human history have shown that political games for illegal control of state always turn bloody. Silence gives consent. Criminal Aliyev’s regime with Nazi ideology in less than one year after the “elections” have shown to the world what price innocent Azerbaijani people had to pay for such “cognitive blindness” of international observers and their false reports: hundreds of human rights activists slowly dying in prisons, the number of political prisoners in Azerbaijan is growing, and the escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact is a direct result of state terror of armed bandits that occupied Azerbaijan with silent consent of international organizations, including PACE. Bur the game is over! All these crimes of the authorities of Azerbaijan deserve a hearing at International Criminal Tribunal, all criminals finally will be brought to justice, and I am working hard to make it happen.

6) Taking into consideration the above-mentioned findings, I ask you, Mrs. Brasseur

— to open an internal investigation on inappropriate behavior of the rapporteur of the Political Affairs Committee of the PACE Robert Walter (United Kingdom, EC), that affected over 800 million people from 47 member states and put at risk transparency, credibility, and good reputation of PACE as the organization dedicated to upholding human rights, democracy and the rule of law;
— to review and change the name and content of 2015 report «Escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh and other occupied territories of Azerbaijan», facing new legal realities;
— to transfer the responsibility to PACE member with no records of corrupt and/or unprofessional behavior;
— to take all necessary measures to prevent and confront unethical and unlawful behavior of members of PACE in the future.

Please find the relevant documents attached.

With my esteem and respect,
Milana Gorenstein, LL.B
/HM Queen Maria II of Jerusalem and of Nagorno-Karabakh/
International lawyer, journalist
Former member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (Israel)
Founder of “AZAM21” peacemaking group
Founder of “Karabakh Our Home” International civil movement

Open letter to H.E. Ambassador Francesco Maria TALÒ

Date: August 1st, 2014

Embassy of Italy in Tel-Aviv
H.E. Ambassador Francesco Maria TALÒ
Trade Tower
25 Hamered Street
68125 Tel-Aviv, Israel
Tel. (972) 3 510 40 04
Fax (972) 3 510 02 35


Council of Europe
Mr.Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General
Tel. 33 3 88 41 20 00
Fax 33 3 88 41 27 99

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE)
Mrs. Anne Brasseur, President
Tel. 33 3 88 41 23 41

OSCE Minsk Group

Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office
on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference
Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk
Tel. 43 1 514 360
Fax 43 1 514 36 69 96

Permanent Representation of France to the OSCE
Ambassador Pierre Andrieu
Tel. 43 1 501 82 0
Fax 43 1 501 82 509

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the OSCE
Ambassador Igor Popov
Tel. 43 1 280 27 62
Fax 43 1 280 31 90

United States Mission to the OSCE
Ambassador James Warlick
Tel. 43 1 31 339
Fax 43 1 36 863 85



“Let us highlight what unites us, not what separates us. What unites us are the objectives of the Council of Europe, namely strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law while remembering always that our values cannot be taken for granted, and that we must defend them each and every day.»

(c) Anne Brasseur,  PACE President


Dear Mr. TALÒ!

My name is Milana Gorenstein, I am from Baku (Azerbaijan). Since 1988 I live in Jerusalem (Israel). I was the only female independent candidate during the presidential elections -2013 in Azerbaijan.

This letter is a response to official visit of “President” of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Italy on July, 2014. I ask you to transfer the letter and the attached documents (102 pages of complaint No. 25718/14 to European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)) to the Government and the MFA of the Italian Republic.

During the mentioned visit a few agreements were signed by the parties, including a declaration on strategic partnership, which provides, in particular, the close cooperation between the two countries in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of the recognition of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the sanctity of borders of Azerbaijan. The agreements are presented to general public by the official media of Azerbaijan as a “great success” of Azerbaijani officials. In fact, it was one more attempt of the government of Azerbaijan to violate the international law and create a new legal precedent, based on lies.

I understand that, while signing the documents, the Azerbaijani officials did not inform their Italian partners on lawsuits and other processes that have started just after the presidential elections — 2013 in Azerbaijan, and currently in progress, related to the Succession of State of Azerbaijan according to principles of international law and the final status of the Nagorno-Karabakh.

In this regard I would like to inform the Government of the Italian Republic that:

Presidential elections-2013 in Azerbaijan were totally falsified (see the attached ECHR trillion-Euro lawsuit No. 25718/14). Therefore, any document signed by the non-legitimate “President” will be considered null and void.

Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence in October 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. Earlier, in September 1991, the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

In his appeal to the Azerbaijani people on the 80th anniversary of creation of the People’s Republic of Azerbaijan in 1998, national leader Heydar Aliyev divided the period after creation of the People’s Republic of Azerbaijan in 4 phases.

  •  The first phase — 1918-1920 – existence of the People’s Republic of Azerbaijan (another name — Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, ADR);
  • the second phase — 1920-1922 – existence of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • the third phase — 1922-1991 – totalitarian regime, communist ideology prevail in Azerbaijan, which exists in the Union together with other ally republics;
  • the fourth phase – from December 1991, declaration of state independence of Azerbaijan as result of the collapse of Soviet Union till present.

The modern Republic of Azerbaijan is political successor of the People’s Republic of Azerbaijan (another name — Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, ADR). The Constitutional Act on Independence adopted on October 18, 1991 says that independence lost in 1920 is restored. Being the political successor of the People’s Republic, the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted its flag, emblem and anthem. May 28, 1918, the day the Independence Declaration was declared, is celebrated today as Republic Day.  People’s Republic of Azerbaijan (another name — Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, ADR) did not include Nagorno-Karabakh within its borders as a part of the state!

The modern world is dwelling in a crisis. The world peacekeeping organizations, called upon to protect this world, are also in crisis. In some cases, their actions cause problems that they should be eliminating in the first place.

The Nagorno-Karabakh war, that took place in the late 1980s to May 1994, had over 20 000 people killed and created over a million refugees; about 500 000 of them – refugees from Azerbaijan, mostly Armenian (as well as Russians, Jews and members of mixed families), that have been forced to flee to Armenia, NKR, Russia, USA and other countries. Many people (including myself) hold the passports of USSR and no country is ready to take a legal responsibility on them according to Succession of States law.

The OSCE Minsk group was established to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, however its efforts have not resulted in much success. Contrary to the Azeri refugees from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, the refugees from Azerbaijan have never been in focus of negotiations that took place under the patronage of the OSCE Minsk group, as if 500 000 people “disappeared in the air”…

But we exist and we fight for our rights!

The lack of progress in Nagorno-Karabakh peace settlement negotiations created a real threat of new war and a serious risk to security in the South Caucasus region. The conditions of the long-term media war have raised new generations of Azerbaijanis and Armenians that see the enemy in the neighboring people. The consequences of mutual demonization lead to genocide and war crimes against civilians, crimes against humanity. We must learn the history lessons and never let this happen again in the future.

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic has not been diplomatically recognized by any other state. As such, the region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno Karabakh War in 1991, is largely considered de jure  part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations. It is a huge legal mistake that have to be fixed as soon as possible.

Since the Republic of Azerbaijan ignores the rights of the former citizens of Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan (see the documents of ECHR case No. 25718/14), Nagorno Karabakh Republic within its current borders, according to international law, is the only State successor for 500 000 refugees from Azerbaijan.

“Truth’s onward march continues also in this case”, once said the PACE President Anne Brasseur, “…all criminals must be prosecuted and held responsible for their illegal acts, whichever side they belonged to and irrespective of their political role”.

The Azerbaijani officials lied over two decades to people of Azerbaijan and to international community, trying to convert their propaganda slogans into legal reality. The ECHR answer to my complaint No. 25718/14 created a new legal reality. Since the ECHR disagreed to be involved in finding a legal solution for the presented problems, today the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and problems of refugees can only find a solution based on principles of international law related to Succession of States. Any world state that will support the illegal statements of the Azerbaijani officials in relation to Nagorno-Karabakh territory, should take responsibility on destiny of 500 000 Armenian refugees and can expect over 1 million lawsuits from both Azerbaijani and Armenian refugees on violations of their rights.

I appeal to Government of The Italian Republic to undertake all due steps to prevent new bloodshed and support our efforts to establish peace in the South Caucasus. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic should be recognized as a neutral independent state (based on precedent of Turkmenistan). The compensations and other issues, related to refugees from both sides, will be resolved during further negotiations. The complete plan for peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, developed by “AZAM21” peacemaking group, will be presented to OSCE Minsk group co-chairs and other international organizations on August, 2014.

As a leader of “AZAM21” peacemaking group, I strongly believe that the real peace solution lies in the destruction of image of the enemy, reestablishment of lost neighborly relations, peaceful conflict resolution based on principles of international law without double standards, and, most importantly, in the bringing back of the VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE to the political and public agenda. This will bring hope of reducing global tension, and a more secure world for generations to come.

With my esteem and respect,

Milana Gorenstein, LL.B
/HM Queen Maria II of Jerusalem and of Nagorno-Karabakh/

International lawyer, journalist
Former member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (Israel)
Founder of “AZAM21” peacemaking group
Founder of “Karabakh Our Home” International civil movement

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