Day in History: December 24

The Taking of Ishmael Russians celebrate the Day of Military Glory — on December 24, 1790, Russian troops took the Turkish fortress of Izmail. During the Russian-Turkish War of 1787-1791, it was considered a citadel of Turkish rule on the Danube. In November 1790, Russian troops under the able leadership of commander Alexander Suvorov began the siege of Izmail. After nine hours of fighting, the fortress fell. Christmas Eve On December 24, Catholics and Protestants celebrate Christmas Eve – the eve of the feast of the Nativity of Christ. Today, Christmas Eve in many Western countries, like Christmas, is a family holiday. Even those who do not attend church gather at the table in the evening with the whole family. The whole ritual of the Christmas Eve meal is headed by the father of the family. Before the beginning of the feast, they read a passage of the Gospel of

Mir-19: what is already known about the new cure for covid

According to experts, until the effectiveness of the drug is proven during a full cycle of clinical trials according to international standards, Russians are unlikely to trust it. Inhale, not prick The Mir-19 drug, as its developers say, blocks virus particles that are responsible for copying covid molecules and, accordingly, stops the spread of the virus inside the body. Mir-19 is injected through the respiratory tract by medical nebulizers. This contributes to the “targeted delivery of the drug to the upper and lower respiratory tract,” said Musa Khaitov, director of the SSC “Institute of Immunology” of the FMBA. It is allowed for use by people aged 18 to 65 years. It is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, patients with severe coronavirus infection and taking glucocorticosteroids, according to the instructions for the drug.

Italy introduced the mandatory wearing of masks on the street

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Cult writer and playwright Joan Didion has died

Didion passed away at her home in Manhattan. The cause of her death, as told in the Knopf publishing house that published the writer’s works, was Parkinson’s disease. Joan Didion became famous in the 1960s thanks to articles in such publications as Life, The Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times Magazine and Esquire. She wrote about the California counterculture, Hollywood, American politics and the social chaos of that decade in a sarcastic style that earned her the status of one of the brightest representatives of the “new journalism”. Among the novels and collections of essays written by Didion are the books “Play as written”, “And wandered to Bethlehem”, “The last thing he wanted”, “The White Album”. In 2005, the writer’s memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking” became a bestseller, in which she told how she experienced grief after the death of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunn. Didion also

NATO denied Putin’s accusations and said it didn’t promise not to expand

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The FIU decided to merge with the Social Insurance Fund by 2023

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The head of the DPR announced the presence of chemical weapons in Ukraine

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BOD “Admiral Levchenko” will become part of the Navy by the end of 2022

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In Mexico, fish have learned to create a wave, protecting themselves from birds of prey

Observa cómo estos peces molly del Teapa (Poecilia sulphuraria) hacen una ola brillante para evitar el ataque de las aves. — Enrique Coperías (@CienciaDelCope) December 23, 2021 Researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Germany studied rare molly del Teapa (Poecilia sulphuraria) fish living in sulfide springs in Mexico. During the observations, experts noticed a strange behavior of fish that had never been seen before. At certain moments, hundreds of thousands of fish gathered together and, like fans at the stadium, made a “Mexican wave” — they took turns diving and returning to their seats. Scientists have estimated that about four thousand fish or more can take part in such a wave. And the waves themselves are very fast, noticeable and rhythmic. At first, this behavior of fish confused scientists. But after studying this phenomenon, they came to the conclusion that in this