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New COVID-19 Strain Identified in Six More American States

Plot of a novel coronavirus pandemic that spread from China A new strain of coronavirus 'omicron' was identified in six more American states, Interfax reports. It is reported that the states of New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah have informed about the appearance of a new version. Earlier, “ ; omicron & raquo; was recorded in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York and Hawaii. Meanwhile, New York authorities believe that a new strain of coronavirus is already spreading in the city. The City Hall said in a statement that the omicron-strain-infected patient, & nbsp; found & nbsp; in Minnesota, attended a conference in New York. As a result, the City has reiterated its call on New Yorkers to get vaccinated and wear masks...

In Moscow and the Moscow region announced the yellow level of weather hazard

The press service of the Hydrometeorological Center reported that a yellow hazard level due to wind has been declared in Moscow and the region. “ Yellow & mdash; the weather is potentially dangerous '', & mdash; the message says. It is noted that gusts of wind can reach 15 meters per second. The service clarified that in Moscow the warning is valid until 20.00 Saturday, in the area & mdash; until Saturday 12.00. Also in the region there is a warning of ice until Sunday 12.00. Earlier & nbsp; scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia Roman & nbsp; Vilfand told what winter will be in European Russia. He noted that the fluctuations are associated with global warming. According to the forecaster, temperatures are expect...

NASA will give SpaceX three contracts with Boeing for the delivery of people to the ISS

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration intends to conclude a contract for three additional deliveries of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX spacecraft, Interfax reports. Reportedly that NASA plans to conclude a contract with SpaceX on a non-competitive basis. & nbsp; According to the contract between SpaceX and NASA, the last announced flight to the ISS on the Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for March 2023. & nbsp; Earlier it was reported that the astronauts Anton Shkaplerov and Petr Dubrov & nbsp; will conduct a training & nbsp; on manual docking of the nodal module “ Science '' on the ISS. & nbsp; Recall that on January 19, a spacewalk is planned, during which the cosmonauts will connect the ̶...

Rocket “Zircon” for nuclear submarines can be put into service with the Russian Navy in 2025

A source close to the RF Ministry of Defense said that the latest hypersonic cruise missiles Zircon for submarines it is planned to put into service the Russian Navy in 2025, reports TASS. “ State tests of Zircon '' for the nuclear submarine will be roughly completed in 2025. The first full-time carrier of Zircons will take part in them. – Perm. At the same time, it is planned that the boat, along with missiles, will enter service with the Russian Navy '', & mdash; he said. Earlier it was reported that the Russian Navy & nbsp; first tested the Zircon rocket & nbsp; from a nuclear submarine. Zircon hypersonic cruise missile capable of reaching speeds of about 9 Mach numbers and hitting sea and ground targets at a distance of more than 1,000...

How much will Russia sell to India the right to produce a Kalashnikov assault rifle?

Weekly “Arguments and Facts” # 48. Not cheap help 01/12/2021 Expert's answer 1 + – In & nbsp; this year, the parties are going to sign contract for 590 & nbsp; million & nbsp; dollars, providing for the production of 680 & nbsp; thous. AK-203 for & nbsp; India, in & nbsp; t. & Nbsp; h. on & nbsp; its territory. 'It's a good deal, & nbsp; & ndash; thinks director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and & nbsp; Technologies Ruslan & shy; Pukhov . & nbsp; & ndash; With & nbsp; taking into account the fact that the market for small arms is oversaturated with all sorts of copies of the AK, to sell the plant for & nbsp; production of this & shy; assault rifle &...

Forecasters told about the weather in Moscow on December 4

On Saturday, December 4, Muscovites will experience cloudy and frosty weather with icy ice, according to the website of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia. According to forecasters, the daytime temperature in the capital will be from minus three to zero degrees. On Sunday night it will get colder to minus seven degrees. South-west wind, 5-10 m/s, in places with gusts up to 15 m/s. Atmospheric pressure & ndash; 740 mm of mercury. In the Moscow region, it is predicted from four degrees of frost to plus one degree, at night the thermometers can drop to minus 10 degrees. Recall that in the Moscow region on Saturday announced yellow danger level due to the wind, in addition, the region has a warning of ice. Earlier it became known that the first day of winter in the cit...

A rock blow occurred at a mine in the Sverdlovsk region

A rock burst last night occurred at the Cheremukhovskaya mine. Deep '' in the village of Cheremukhovo, Sverdlovsk region, TASS reports. As the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia specified, no one was injured as a result of the seismic event, the mine is operating normally. The depth of the mine is 1, 5 km, it is considered the second deepest in Russia. Earlier, the Federation Council announced its intention to strengthen the responsibility of the management and owners of mines for violations of safety. Источник aif.ru

Is it true that they want to reburial Stalin at the Novodevichy cemetery?

The weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 48. Not cheap help 01/12/2021 Expert's answer 0 + – lawyer of a man named & nbsp; Selim Bensaad , who calls himself Stalin's great-grandson (the grandson of Yakov Dzhugashvili ). He asks to restore “ historical justice '' and & nbsp; to fulfill the posthumous will of the Secretary General, and & nbsp; along the way to find out the reasons for his death. According to & nbsp; he said, during his lifetime, Stalin said that he wanted to be buried in the & nbsp; Novo & shy; girl's cemetery. “ This person will have the legal right to demand the exhumation and & nbsp; reburial of Stalin if he presents evidence that he is really his great grandson, & nbsp; &...

What sanctions were demanded by Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland, and what Moscow responded

Vilnius, Warsaw and Kiev demanded tougher sanctions against Russia because of the “aggression against Ukraine.” In particular, they called for the introduction of measures against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. What did Russia answer to this – in the video of RBK Video Subscribe to RBC's YouTube Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our YouTube channel Источник rbc.ru

Putin and South African President discussed the fight against the omicron strain of coronavirus

The heads of state also talked about the Russia-Africa summit, BRICS and trade and economic cooperation Cyril Ramaphosa and Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, the press service reported Kremlin. The heads of the two countries agreed to “ join forces in the fight against the pandemic '' coronavirus, “ especially in light of the identification of a new omicron strain. Putin and Ramaphosa also discussed preparations for the Russia summit & mdash; Africa, interaction within the BRICS and trade and economic cooperation. The discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in South Africa and Botswana was reported by British scientists at the end of November. WHO warned of the dange...

Khinshtein was removed from the list of Turchak’s deputies in the “United Russia”

Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrei Turchak proposed six candidates for the position of his deputies. Among them there was no Deputy Alexander Khinshtein and Senator Andrey Klimov Alexander Khinshtein At a meeting of the Presidium of the General Council of United Russia approved the candidacies of six deputy secretaries of the General Council Andrei Turchak, RBC correspondent reports. Among the candidates proposed by Turchak, there were no deputies Alexander Khinshtein, Evgeny Revenko, Dmitry Kobylkin and Senator Andrey Klimov. Among the deputy secretaries of the General Council were left: the head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma Vladimir Vasiliev; Deputy Head of the Government Staff Alexander Gribov; Deputy Speaker of the ...

Shoigu unveiled a monument to Marshal Vasilevsky

The monument to Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky was opened on December 4 in Moscow, near the building of the Ministry of Defense on Frunzenskaya embankment. The ceremony was attended by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Assistant to the President of Russia, Chairman of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladimir Medinsky. “The headquarters trusted him with the most responsible sectors of the front,” Shoigu said about Vasilevsky. “… He possessed indomitable energy, deep strategic thinking, knew how to defeat the enemy with the least losses and in a short time.” Shoigu laid a bouquet of red roses at the foot of the monument. The military leader is depicted in field uniform, with an overcoat draped over his shoulder, at his desk above the maps ...

Nazarbayev told why Kazakhstan did not recognize Crimea as Russian

Photo: Still from video The first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, spoke in the film“ Kazakh. The story of a golden man ”, which is based on an interview with Oliver Stone that at one time he did not recognize Crimea as Russian because then he would have to recognize the independence of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Kosovo. Nazarbayev stressed that Kosovo appealed to him about the recognition of independence. However, in 2014, Kazakhstan did not take the side of Ukraine. According to Nazarbayev, a coup took place in Kiev. “I love Ukraine, I studied there and am worried about what is happening,” the politician added. Let us remind you that Nazarbayev headed Kazakhstan from 1991 to 2019. Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev became his successor. However, within the countr...

What secrets keeps the personal life of Olaf Scholz, who replaced Merkel

Like the previous head of the German government, the new chancellor has no children On Wednesday, December 8, the 16-year “era of Angela Merkel” officially ends in Germany. On this day, the winner of the September parliamentary elections, Olaf Scholz, is to be confirmed as Federal Chancellor. A lot has been said about him as a politician in recent months, but his personal life is often left behind the scenes. Olaf Scholz. Photo: Wikipedia.org. In the English-language Wikipedia, the personal life of 63-year-old Olaf Scholz contains only a couple of lines: “Olaf Scholz is married to Britta Ernst, a supporter of the SPD policy. The couple lived in the Altona district of Hamburg before moving to Potsdam in 2018. Scholz belonged to the mainstream Protestant Evangelical Church in Germany...

“Their goal is to silence Russians”: the strange affair of journalist Alekseev

Why media representatives are persecuted in the Baltic states On October 29, a verdict was passed on opposition Russian-speaking journalist Yuri Alekseev in Latvia – the Pardaugava court in Riga sentenced him to one year and two months in prison. While Alekseev is free, he is awaiting the results of the appeal. There is no evidence of his guilt, the case was fabricated by the Latvian state security bodies in order to finally “shut the mouth” of the Russian-language press. Why journalists are persecuted in the “European” Baltic countries, MK understood. In early December morning, shortly before Catholic Christmas 2017, the famous Latvian journalist Yuri Alekseev left his house, intending to go on business. But he did not manage to get far. Five unknown pe...

Board Tel Aviv – Moscow changed course due to US reconnaissance aircraft

A passenger plane flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow was forced to change course in order to avoid a rapprochement with an American reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, Interfax reports. According to the words the agency's source in air traffic control services, the incident occurred the day before, one of the two US reconnaissance aircraft randomly crossed the established civil aviation routes and approached the airliner. It is noted that the vertical distance between Airbus and American aircraft was less than 20 meters … In this regard, the controllers instructed the passenger aircraft to descend 500 meters and take a safer flight level. At the same time, the intruder did not respond to requests from the ground. Earlier it was reported that Russian Su-27 and Su-3...

Monument to Marshal Vasilevsky opened in Moscow

A monument to Marshal of the USSR Alexander Vasilevsky was opened in Moscow on the Frunzenskaya embankment, the RF Ministry of Defense reports. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and head of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladimir Medinsky took part in the ceremony. “ Headquarters trusted him with the most responsible sectors of the front. It is no coincidence that today we see this work of our artists Grekov's studio, for which special thanks to them, in the appearance and the image in which he spent the whole war, '' noted Shoigu. Recall that the marshal personally led the troops during the assault on Konigsberg, this operation was included in all military textbooks. The composition, more than three meters high, depicts a military leader with an overcoa...

How to call a doctor at home?

At the end of 2020, a single telephone number appeared in & nbsp; Russia for & nbsp; all issues related to & nbsp; COVID-19. By dialing 122, residents of the country could ask questions about the & nbsp; coronavirus they were interested in, and & nbsp; also call a doctor in & nbsp; if they discovered symptoms of this disease. After several months of operation, this telephone line expanded its functionality and & nbsp; became a single all-Russian number for calling a doctor at the & nbsp; house. Where to call to call a doctor at your & nbsp; house? To call a doctor at your & nbsp; house, you need to call the & nbsp; single short telephone number 122. To do this, you can use it as a mobile , and & nbsp; landline phone. Wha...

Scientists find out what made the omicron strain “more human”

Plot The spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron” Strain COVID-19 omicron could have gotten one of his mutations from a virus that causes the common cold. This was stated by scientists from the nference company. They noted that the genetic sequence of the new strain was not found in previous covid variants. At the same time, it is present in respiratory viruses and the human genome. The head of the research group Venki Sundararajan said that this fragment made it possible to become an omicron. more human. This, according to the specialist, will allow the strain to avoid attacks from the immune system. In addition, the mutation will make it easier for the virus to move from one organism to another. At the same time, the disease itself will pass in a mild or asy...

The ship “Admiral Panteleev took part in the exercises ARNEX-2021

Anti-submarine ship 'Admiral Panteleev' Together with the combat ships of the ASEAN countries, he took part in the ARNEX-2021 exercises in Indonesia, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The crews of the ships worked out tactical maneuvering, communication and rescue of people at sea. In the sea maneuvers involved the Navy & nbsp; Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Myanmar with Egypt. & nbsp; Источник aif.ru

Leadership responsibility. Experts on the role of influencers in solving social problems

December 3 at the site of the International Forum of Civil Participation #MYVMESTE “ Russian Media Group '' held a plenary session on Popularity as a Tool for Solving Social Problems. It became part of the holding's partnership with the # WEVMESTE All-Russian Mutual Aid Campaign. # WEVMESTE & ndash; This is a large-scale all-Russian action of mutual assistance, created to support the elderly and people with limited mobility, as well as doctors, employees of social institutions of NGOs and others in need of the difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Russian Media Group, for which the ESG agenda and the topic of social responsibility became key in 2021, actively joined the project. In the plenary session held by the Russian Media Group singer, TV presenter A...

Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York

In New York, on December 2, a traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held in the square near Rockefeller Center. & nbsp; The tree, installed this year, is 85 years old and is 24 meters high. Its branches are hung with 50 thousand lamps, the total length of the garlands is about 8 kilometers. At the top of the spruce is a star weighing more than 400 kg, decorated with Swarovski crystals. The tradition of installing spruce at Rockefeller Center dates back to 1931, and since 1933, a lighting ceremony has been regularly held. Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York before the lighting ceremony © Reuters Before the lighting ceremony on the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York © Reuters © www.globallookpress.com ...

Rosselkhoznadzor has banned poultry products from a number of EU territories

The Rosselkhoznadzor introduces temporary restrictions on the supply of live poultry and poultry products to the Russian Federation from the three administrative territories of the EU countries that are unfavorable for bird flu. This was announced by the supervisory authority. Since December 3, it is impossible to import the specified products into Russia from the department of Nor France, since December 1 & ndash; from the territory of the region of Cuxhaven of the federal state of Lower Saxony of Germany, as well as from the county of Sisachko-Moslavachka of Croatia and from the administrative territory of Austria & ndash; the federal state of Lower Austria. In addition, on November 26, a temporary ban was imposed on the import of poultry products from the Aurich and Clop...

Russian fighters escorted US reconnaissance planes in the Black Sea

Russian Su-27 and Su-30 fighters escorted American reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea, TASS reports, citing data from the Russian National Defense Control Center. The department said that on December 3, Russian control devices detected air targets that were approaching the border of the Russian Federation. To identify them and prevent violations of the state border, fighters took off from the Air Defense Forces of the Southern Military District. & nbsp; Air targets were identified as the US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and the US Army CL-600 ARTEMIS reconnaissance and targeting aircraft . It is noted that there was no violation of the Russian border. We remind that earlier the Ministry of Defense reported that reconnaissance near the Russian borders w...

What are xenobots capable of? Scientists have seen that robots can reproduce

The world will never be the same. Humanity itself brings closer the reality that writers and filmmakers working in the genre of science fiction are so fond of. In it, robots reproduce themselves without asking permission from their creator. And a person in this reality is assigned a certain secondary role, depending on the situation. Last year, American scientists & nbsp; with the help of a supercomputer & nbsp; developed biorobots – living machines from embryonic frog cells. And now it turned out that they can reproduce spontaneously. What are these organisms? In January 2020, & nbsp; became aware of the successful experiment of biologists & nbsp; Tufts University (USA). They took an embryo of & nbsp; African clawed frog, & nbsp; isolated stem ...

Do I need to give scaffolding for building?

Weekly “Arguments and Facts” No. 48. Not cheap help 01/12/2021 The Ministry of Natural Resources proposes to allow the construction of hotels and & nbsp; recreation centers in & nbsp; forests. We are talking about & nbsp; leased for recreational activities forest fund plots. What more will this initiative bring & nbsp; & mdash; harm or benefit? Tatiana Kalikhman, Leading Researcher at the Institute of Geography. Sochavy SB & nbsp; RAS : & mdash; The idea of ​​the Ministry of Natural Resources cannot be assessed unambiguously. It is clear that this initiative is aimed at the & nbsp; development of tourism. But & nbsp; need to consider each case separately. Let's take Baikal. I & nbsp; think that if & nb...

Putin said that the law on foreign agents should not violate the rights of citizens

The President discussed with the head of the CEC her position on the law on foreign agents. Pamfilova pointed out the need to analyze the practice of applying the law and make a number of changes The law on foreign agents should not violate the rights of citizens, but should meet the goals for which it was created. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the head of the Central Election Commission Ella Pamfilova. Putin told Pamfilova that he knows her position on the law, which is to carefully analyze the practice of its application and make the necessary adjustments. The head of the CEC, in turn, agreed that the law needs to be streamlined so that “ it is more effective and targeted. '' “ To meet the goals for which it was adopted ...