Roskomnadzor blocked the website of “OVD-Info”

“OVD-Info” said that on December 13 they received an e-mail letter without an addressee demanding to appear the next day at the Lukhovitsky prosecutor’s office. The project’s lawyer fulfilled the requirement, but “the essence of the claims was not explained to her.” On December 15, the materials were handed over to the court without notifying OVD-Info. On December 20, the court issued a decision on blocking . The human rights project “OVD-Info” was included in the list of “unregistered public associations performing the functions of a foreign agent” on September 29. The court refused to exclude the project from the register. The reason was, among other things, the publication of materials on “how to avoid responsibility for extremist offenses”, as well as templates of complaints and statements to the court against the actions of law enforcement officers.

Myasnikov named the reason for the low mortality from omicron

According to him, the number of deaths due to coronavirus in France, the United States, Great Britain and Israel has recently been 0.1-0.4%. “It seems that omicron really proceeds in a very moderate form and mortality practically does not increase in countries with a high level of vaccination. But they have it, 60-70% of the population has been vaccinated there,” Myasnikov wrote in the Telegram channel. He also expressed the opinion that soon a new version of the virus will cover Russia, so he called for more active vaccination. A new strain of COVID-19 B.1.1.529 (“omicron”), was discovered in November in southern Africa. According to WHO data as of December 22, omicron has already been detected in 110 countries.

NYT learns of US plans to transfer intelligence to Ukraine in case of Russian attack

According to the newspaper's interlocutors, we can talk about & nbsp; images showing the movement of Russian troops for & nbsp; crossing the Ukrainian border. If such information is passed on at the & nbsp; right time, it can help the Ukrainian military prevent an attack, NYT wrote. Now US intelligence & nbsp; is already transferring more materials to Kiev than & nbsp; it was before & nbsp; the increase in the Russian military contingent near & nbsp; the border with & nbsp; Ukraine, one of the & nbsp; sources told the publication. However, the transfer of such information to Ukraine may lead to & nbsp; the fact that & nbsp; Kiev decides to hit first & nbsp; & mdash; such a potential problem is recognized by officials in the & nbsp; United States, says NYT. According to & nbsp; & nbsp; her sources, Russia could use such a scenario

Iran pledges not to exceed 60% uranium enrichment

He & nbsp; explained that & nbsp; uranium enrichment in & nbsp; the country is engaged in & nbsp; industrial purposes, but & npbs; weapons. On the & nbsp; question of RIA Novosti About & nbsp; whether Iran will exceed & nbsp; 60% uranium enrichment if negotiations on the & nbsp; nuclear deal in & nbsp; Vienna are not & nbsp; successful, Mr. Eslami replied in the negative. “ All our goals for & nbsp; part of uranium enrichment are & nbsp; satisfaction of our industrial, production needs, and & nbsp; also the needs of our consumers in & nbsp; those goods that our country and & nbsp; our population need today & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; the official explained. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was concluded in & nbsp; 2015 by Iran with & nbsp; “ Group of Six ''; (USA, Russia, China, UK, Germany, France).

Chisinau announced that the minister was not authorized to sign the protocol on gas

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and & nbsp; Regional Development of Moldova Andrei Spinu, who participated in & nbsp; Gazprom ' on the & nbsp; gas supplies, there was no & nbsp; authority to sign a protocol on the & nbsp; settlement of issues, the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalya Gavrilitsa said on the & nbsp; air of the TV8 channel, she was & nbsp; quoted by RIA Novosti. “ The & nbsp; Deputy Prime Minister did not & nbsp; have the authority to sign such protocols, the government didn & nbsp; make such a decision, there is no such decree of the Cabinet of Ministers. There was no formal authority for & nbsp; signing this protocol & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; she said. At the same time, Gavrilitsa noted that the document does not lose its force because of this. “ For & nbsp; this type of

Russians have increased optimism in the past year, but there is still more pessimism

Answering the question about the results of the year for themselves and their family, 5% of respondents called them “very successful”, 40% — “generally good”, 38% — “rather difficult”, 15% – “bad, very difficult” and 2% found it difficult to answer. “We are starting to get out of the pit. The balance is still negative – minus 8 points. But compared to what it was a year ago, everything has improved four times,” commented on these figures at an online conference on December 24, VTSIOM CEO Valery Fedorov. Last year, the negative balance was -33 points. The results of the year for the country as a whole seem less rosy to Russians. 2% of respondents called 2021 “very successful”, 17% called it “generally good”, 24% called it “bad, very difficult”, 48% called it “rather difficult”, 8% found it difficult to answer. The balance was -53 points (in 2020 -79 points).

The Southern Military District returns from field training military from the regions on the border with Ukraine

The military are returning after training at the & nbsp; training grounds of the Astrakhan, Volgograd and & nbsp; Rostov regions, Crimea, Stavropol and Krasnodar Caucasus, and & nbsp; also military bases of Russia in & nbsp; Abkhazia, Armenia and & nbsp; South Ossetia. “ More than 10 thousand servicemen in the & nbsp; units will make marches to & nbsp; points of permanent deployment from & nbsp; territory of combined arms & nbsp; n & rabs; ; & mdash; it says in & nbsp; a message from the Southern Federal District (quoted by & nbsp; “ Interfax ''). Battalion tactical groups and & nbsp; & nbsp; tactical groups of combat arms of all formations and & nbsp; military units of the YuVO '' were trained. For & nbsp; during the holidays in & nbsp; all formations and & nbsp; military units of the district will be assigned duty units,

“Santa Claus is immune to coronavirus”: WHO reassured children at Christmas

“If your child is concerned that Santa Claus will not be able to travel and deliver gifts due to the pandemic, Dr. van Kerkhove can calm him down: Santa Claus is invulnerable,” the message says. If a child in your life is worried that #SantaClaus ? might not be able to travel and deliver presents ? due to #COVID19, Dr @mvankerkhove can provide reassurance: Santa Claus is immune. — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) December 24, 2021 In a video message, the WHO representative noted that she knows exactly about the immunity of Santa Claus, since she talked to him the day before. “Mr. Klaus is doing well, and he is very busy right now,” she stressed. Maria van Kerkhove explained that the heads of several countries specifically relaxed quarantine measures so that the New Year’s wizard could come and deliver gifts to children. The WHO representative added that

Deputy Speaker of the Duma proposed to establish a day of commemoration of the collapse of the USSR

In the & nbsp; explanatory note, Chernyshov calls the collapse of the USSR the main geopolitical catastrophe of the & nbsp; XX century, “ which led to & nbsp; disintegration in & nbsp; various spheres of society, exacerbation of the economic and & nbsp; political crisis, the emergence of conflicts on & nbsp; national soil ''. Among other consequences, he & nbsp; lists the strengthening of the Union republics' aspirations for & nbsp; state and & nbsp; economic sovereignty, the growth of corruption and & nbsp; banditry and & nbsp; spread of unemployment. According to the vice-speaker of the Duma, this day of the USSR ceased to exist in 1991) as a special date will perpetuate the memory of “a significant event in the history of the Russian state, a special milestone that should not be forgotten by all generations of Russian citizens.”“ Yes, I really did suggest such an

Pink fish with hands. In Australia, for the first time in 20 years, the rarest inhabitant of the underwater world was noticed

The last time this fish was seen in the wild in 1999 off the coast of Tasmania, then it was noticed by one of the divers. In total, four cases of observation of such marine animals have been recorded in history. Experts believe that this species of the Brachionichthyaceae family is on the verge of extinction, so it was recently included in the corresponding list. However, now there is new evidence that these fish are still in the wild. Footage of a pink fish that walks on “hands” was captured by a camera with a bait that scientists installed on the ocean floor off the coast of Tasmania in February this year. The research was conducted in the Commonwealth Marine Reserve on the Tasman Fracture — it is located on a vast territory the size of Switzerland and is known for a rich variety of marine animals, which also live