Australian authorities have allowed entry to foreigners vaccinated with Sputnik V

The decision to recognize the Russian vaccine created by the N. F. Gamalei Sputnik V Center to confirm the status of vaccination against COVID-19 was made by the agency on the basis of the recommendation of the national pharmaceutical regulator issued on January 17. “You are considered fully vaccinated for a trip to Australia if you have been vaccinated with a vaccine approved or recognized by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), including the preparation of the Gamalea Research Center “Sputnik V”, – stated on the website of the Australian Interior Ministry.

Nazarbayev's third son-in-law resigns after protests

The son-in-law of the former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Timur Kulibayev, has resigned as head of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. This is stated in his statement, published on the website of the Chamber. «From today, I decided to resign the powers of the elected chairman of the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken”, &mdash ; Kulibayev said. In he he summed up the results of his eight-year work in the post, in particular, stating that during this time a  ;a “favorable business climate” has also been consistently formed. Kulibayev is married to the middle daughter of the ex-head of state, Dinara. Earlier, two other sons-in-law of Nazarbayev lost their posts — Chairman of the Board "KazTransOil" JSC Dimash Dosanov, married to the youngest daughter of the ex-president, Aliya, and chairman of the board JSC “National Company “QazaqGaz” Kairat Sharipbaev, who is called the husband of the eldest daughter, Dariga. Primakov refused to work with the new Minister of Information of Kazakhstan their resignations,

Belarus ahead of Russia in the number of objects of US sanctions under Biden

In 2021, the administration of US President Joseph Biden imposed the most sanctions (in terms of the number of subjects and objects included in the sanctions list) against China, Belarus and Russia. Moreover, in terms of the number of new targets (95) added to the SDN (Specially Designated Nationals) sanctions list, Russia lost to Belarus (96), follows from an analysis conducted by experts from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington. In first place — China with 100 new targets on lists. In total, last year the United States added 765 objects to the SDN list, China, Belarus and Russia each accounted for 12-13% of such decisions. In for             the first place in the the-nbsp;nbsp; ;Second — Venezuela (13%). Which sanctions were taken into account, which — no Listing on the SDN List means freezing the assets of the person in  US jurisdiction and banning               for of U.S. citizens and companies from doing business with the sanctioned person. As a rule, individuals

What changes have already been proposed to the bill on “health certificates”

Among them, as “Kommersant” found out, there are both proposals consonant with what the government has already made, and&nbsp ;new initiatives regarding, for example, the cost of PCR tests and features of the use of QR codes in cities of federal significance. A bill allowing regions to introduce certificates with QR codes for visiting mass events, cultural institutions, public catering facilities and retail trade, the government submitted to the Duma on November 12 . Immediately after that, he was sent to distribution to regions, the vast majority of which sent positive feedback to Duma. On December 16 & nbsp; the project was approved in & nbsp; the first reading by the votes of the United Russia, the Liberal Democratic Party and part of the “New People”, the Communist Party faction and the “Fair Russia” voted against For truth» (SRZP). The second reading was tentatively scheduled for January 18  Authorities will tie QR code decision to herd immunity As  Kommersant has already reported, their joint proposal

Vector assessed the survivability of Omicron on various surfaces

To assess the degree of infection of omicron, Russian scientists conducted a series of experiments to determine the viability of the virus on metal, plastic, ceramic tiles and distilled water under the same conditions of relative humidity (30-40%) and temperature (26-28 degrees). It was found that the virus is most quickly inactivated on ceramics — a viable virus ceases to be detected in less than 24 hours.reported in “Vector” In the external environment, the ability of the virus to infect decreases over time, the scientists noted. In general, the dynamics of the decrease in the infectivity of omicron did not differ from other coronavirus strains, so the use of disinfectants remains an effective method of disinfection for the prevention of infection, the center stressed. Omicron Strain B.1.1.529, also known as the omicron strain, was found in Botswana and South Africa at the end of November. It carries dozens of mutations in