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

Day in History: January 17th

But Pope Gregory XI decided to put an end to such a dependent situation. On January 17 , 1377 , accompanied by 13 cardinals , he moved to The Vatican. Today, the Vatican is a tiny state within a state. Its area is only 44 hectares. It is located in Rome on the Mante Vaticano hill, has its own flag, anthem and government, Academy of Sciences, as well as its own newspaper and radio station. For many centuries, the Vatican has been the center of the Catholic Church in the world and the residence of the Pope. Division of the Roman Empire into Eastern and Western The era of the Roman Empire, which is one of the most important periods in the history of Ancient Rome, began in 27 BC. It was a period of the greatest expansion of borders and the achievement of the highest prosperity in various spheres of life.

France passes law on vaccination passport

According to the law, citizens will have no other way to obtain a vaccination passport other than by completing a full course of vaccinations. Residents of the country from 12 to 15 years of age can use the old rules of the sanitary passport, which allow the replacement of full vaccination with negative PCR tests. The presentation of a vaccination passport may be accompanied by the presentation of an identity card. For the use of a fake document, the law provides for three years in prison and a €45,000 fine or, in case of relapse, five years and €75,000. will be punished. The government intends to introduce vaccination passports on the 20th of January. Opponents of the law can still prevent its entry into force — file an appeal with Constitutional Council. Aleksey Tarkhanov, Paris

Peskov announced NATO's “gradual invasion” of Ukraine

«We are watching a gradual incursion of NATO into the territory of Ukraine with its infrastructure, its instructors, defensive and  weapons, training of the Ukrainian military and the like» — he said (quote from RIA Novosti). Peskov believes that the current situation poses a threat to stability and security in Europe and the “European security architecture”, and Moscow “can no longer tolerate” such a development of events . “And this was the main reason why President Putin said: “Guys, for us — real threat” — added the press secretary. According to him, against the backdrop of an “unfriendly atmosphere” due to the exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance and the promotion of its infrastructure to the east, Moscow “is forced to take precautionary measures.” “Russian troops are on territory of the Russian Federation near the Ukrainian border, and we consider it necessary to leave them there in the face of a very tense situation  — said Peskov. In an interview with Echo of Moscow" the press secretary indicated that the Kremlin ruled out

Expert: in Russia, the daily increase in patients with covid by February 1 may reach 65 thousand

A group of researchers led by Zakharov has developed a mathematical model of CIR (Confirmed cases, Infected, Removed – English “confirmed cases”, “infected”, “excluded” – recovered or deceased), which, due to new methods of predicting future values of its parameters, makes it possible to more accurately predict the spread of coronavirus for up to a month. In October, the authors presented data on the effectiveness of the model in the scientific journal “Informatics and Automation”. “Our model predicts that by February 1, the number of newly detected daily cases of coronavirus infection in Russia may reach 65 thousand. At the same time, the total number of identified cases will exceed the threshold of 11.5 million people,” the scientist told TASS. He also noted that, according to calculations, by February 1, the number of people simultaneously suffering from covid in the country will reach 1 million people. Today, the number of so-called

In Germany, Russia's disconnection from SWIFT was compared with an “atomic bomb” for the market

In an interview with the DPA, Merz compared Russia's possible disconnection from SWIFT to the "atomic bomb" for the market of capital, goods and services. There would be a massive economic downturn, and Germany “would hurt itself considerably,” said the future head of the CDU. “So Merz called for caution, because “ Germany — strong export country”. He fears serious consequences not for European-Russian trade, but for worldwide  — reports the contents of the ZDF interview. In addition, the disconnection of Moscow from SWIFT “will break the foundation of this international payment system,” Merz emphasized. In January of this year, the United States introduced a new package of sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. The document titled “Deterrence of Authoritarian Warfare Act 2022” proposes, among other things, the introduction of a ban on transactions with Russian companies in energy, financial, mining and aerospace sectors, and imposes sanctions against the SWIFT international interbank system if it does stop providing services to Russian banks and  ;companies

An artist from India has created the largest drawing in the world

42-year-old Ravi Soni from Udaipur in India broke the record by creating the largest drawing in the world. The drawing of the tree of life was created with markers and pencils on PVC sheets the size of a basketball court, Live Hindustan reports. The artist worked on it for five days. The idea of a giant drawing came to the mind of fashion designer Sony during quarantine. Forced to sit in isolation, he was looking for ways to distract himself and occupy his thoughts with something positive. Sony has applied to The Guinness Book of Records and for 8 months was preparing to bring the idea to life. The previous record belonged to the American Diamond Whipper-Young, who painted 600 square meters of paper with houses, balloons and inhabitants of the oceans. Super discounts of up to -70% on electronics, fashionable clothes, shoes and many other prices Anna Lysenko Even more

Mandatory vaccination against coronavirus in Austria will cover people over 18

“Compulsory vaccination starts in early February”, — he said at a press conference in Vienna. The chancellor added that the campaign will apply to persons only from 18 years old». Earlier, the government stated that the covid vaccination would become mandatory for all residents of the republic from 14 years old. Compulsory vaccination law should enter into force at the beginning of February this year after the support in the parliament by a simple majority of deputies of only two ruling parties. Voting on the bill is scheduled for 20 January. Compulsory vaccination will not cover pregnant women who have been ill within six months after the disease and people for whom vaccination is contraindicated for health reasons with medical confirmation of a medical exemption. February the population of Austria will be informed in writing about the need to be vaccinated. Corresponding letters will be sent to the place of residence of a person with registration in Austria. From March 15 monitoring compliance with the law will