Omicron came to Russia: how to protect yourself from the mistakes of other countries

The Russian leadership warns of the approach of a strong wave of infections with the Omicron coronavirus, which may begin within a couple of weeks. We looked at what is happening with COVID disease in the countries most affected by the new strain of the virus. Preliminary results of two clinical trials in South Africa show that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a much higher level of “asymptomatic carrier” than the previous COVID variants, which may explain why the new strain has spread so quickly around the world, even among populations with a high level of previous coronavirus infection. South Africa has seen a spike in COVID-19 infections since late November, around the time its scientists alerted the world to Omicron. But new cases have since declined, and early indications show that the wave was marked by a less serious illness than the previous ones, Reuters reports.

The Kremlin equated possible US sanctions with the severance of relations

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Unusual light poles photographed in China

Published By The Newspaper “People’s Daily” Online Tuesday, January 11, 2022 In the area of Kanas Lake in the Altai Mountains in northwestern China, eyewitnesses photographed unique light poles radiating multicolored rays from behind the treetops. Published By The Newspaper “People’s Daily” Online Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Published by the newspaper “People’s Daily” Online Tuesday, January 11, 2022 These light pillars looked more like the Northern lights or a multicolored fan than the usual vertical “spotlights” that can be seen in winter in the northern regions. Recall that light poles can be observed in frosty weather, when light from natural or artificial light sources is reflected from ice crystals in the atmosphere. Previously , similar light poles were observed in Komsomolsk-on-Amur and in Estonia. Winter liquidation of goods takes place on AliExpress: discounts up to -80% Ekaterina Gura Even more interesting things about nature

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia increased by 17 per day%

The day before, the head of the Gamalei Center, Alexander Ginzburg, said that the omicron strain was detected in 30% of coronavirus cases in Moscow. Rospotrebnadzor predicts that in a pessimistic scenario, the number of infections per day may exceed 100 thousand. So far, there are 305 confirmed cases of infection with omicron in the country. The news is being updated.

The historian told why there are two New Years in Russia

“Due to the transition after the revolution to the Gregorian calendar, the New Year precedes Christmas, when Orthodox Christians are fasting. For church people, there is some inconvenience in this. Since the Russian Church did not switch to the Gregorian calendar, we got a strange conflict. And as a result, another holiday appeared – the Old New Year, and on this day believers no longer have restrictions related to fasting,” he explained. The historian recalled that January 1 became a New Year’s holiday by decree of Peter I. Before the revolution, Russia lived according to the Julian calendar: then Christmas was celebrated on December 25, at the end of Lent. “After the revolution, the New Year absorbed the attributes of celebrating Christmas — a traditional Christmas tree, gifts to each other, a festive feast, in the conditions of Soviet reality, the holiday took root because there was no politicization in

Peacekeepers began to transfer protected objects to Kazakhstani security forces

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Baltic states start talks on increasing NATO contingent

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