Main events of the week

QR codes

The State Duma approved the bill on QR codes in public places in the first reading. The bill, which the government submitted to the State Duma in November, suggests that QR codes will be required to attend mass events, cultural institutions, cafes and shops. The President stated that the situation in the field of combating covid in the country remains tense, the authorities must prepare all systems for the introduction of QR codes.

At a meeting on Monday, the Duma Council decided to withdraw from consideration a bill aimed at introducing QR codes on vaccination or the presence of antibodies to coronavirus on long-distance trains and flights. Putin opposed the introduction of restrictions with QR codes for the New Year.

Russians with positive PCR tests and antibodies will be issued coronavirus certificates for a year, and without tests, but with antibodies — for six months. The innovation also applies to people vaccinated with foreign vaccines or Sputnik V abroad.

In Moscow, the validity period of QR codes issued to those who have been ill is extended from 6 to 12 months.

The Central Bank raised the rate to the highest since 2017

The regulator continues to tighten monetary policy in the face of accelerating inflation and a sharp increase in inflation expectations of Russians.

Time Magazine named Elon Musk man of the Year

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Time noted that Musk “doesn’t have a home and he’s selling his fortune,” that he “launches satellites into orbit and tames the Sun,” that he “drives a car that he created himself and that doesn’t need fuel and hardly needs a driver,” and that he “makes markets take off or faint with a flick of his finger.”

Virologist Chumakov considered omicron an artificial strain of coronavirus

According to the virologist, the strain was purposefully created “super weakened”. In his DNA chain, Chumakov saw a set of mutations that had previously been fixed in other strains.

Director of the SIC for the prevention and treatment of viral infections, virologist Georgy Vikulov said that Pyotr Chumakov, who announced the possibility of an artificial origin of the omicron strain, does not adhere to this version. According to Vikulov, the media incorrectly conveyed Chumakov’s words to the public.

The British authorities said that the variant of the coronavirus “Omicron” is spreading incredibly fast, the British prime minister confirmed the first death from “Omicron”.

COVID-19 in Of Russia

Over the past day in Russia has registered 27,743 new cases of coronavirus infection, this is the minimum number of cases since October 8. The number of Russians with omicron has increased to 25.

Detention of the owner of the Listvyaznoy mine

The Investigative Committee detained Mikhail Fedyaev, the co-founder of SDS-Ugol. 51 people died at the Listvyazhnaya mine in Kuzbass, owned by the company, in November. He was charged with violating industrial safety requirements.

The Russian received a life sentence in Germany for the murder of Khangoshvili

The German Prosecutor’s office demanded a life sentence for the accused. From her point of view, the incident was a “long-planned” contract murder, and the accused allegedly acted on behalf of structures of a foreign state.

Germany considers the murder of a Georgian citizen of Chechen origin Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin in 2019 a violation of its sovereignty, expels two employees of the Russian embassy.

The Miss Universe contest was won by a representative of India

The 70th contest was attended by girls from 80 countries. The contestants were asked to give advice to girls who are forced to face pressure in the modern world. Harnaz Sandhu appealed to young people with an energetic appeal to believe in themselves, not to compare themselves with others and to think about important events that are happening in the world.

Explosion on the territory of a convent in Serpukhov

On Monday, an 18-year-old former student of an Orthodox gymnasium near the Vvedensky Vladychny Convent in Serpukhov detonated an explosive device at the threshold of the institution. According to the latest data, 12 people were injured.

Sergei Tikhanovsky was sentenced to 18 years in a penal colony

In Belarus, the Gomel court sentenced Sergei Tikhanovsky to 18 years in a high-security colony. The oppositionist was found guilty of calling for violence against the authorities and preparing mass riots in the country.

Paolo Vanoli headed Spartak Moscow

The Italian specialist’s agreement with the club is calculated until the end of the 2022/23 season with an option to extend it for another year.

“The last coach to win the title for “Spartak”, was Massimo Carrera, who had not had much experience before either. Let it be a good omen—” Vanoli said. – Of course, I talked to Massimo about “Spartak” to understand the situation. He has made history at this club, and I want to repeat his path to some extent.”

The new Carrera? Material about what you need to know about Spartak coach Vanoli.

Director Sergei Solovyov has died

Director Sergei Solovyov died in Moscow at the age of 77. The director has about 30 films on his account. Among them: “The stationmaster” (1972), “Assa” (1987), “The Black rose is the emblem of sadness, the red rose is the emblem of love” (1989), “The House under the starry sky” (1991). The director was applauded at the Church of St. John the Theologian on Bronnaya in Moscow.



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