Monthly Archives: March 2020

US Navy’s newest aircraft carriers have clogged toilets that cost $400k to fix, report says

The Navy’s two newest aircraft carriers have a problem with their toilets getting clogged and it costs $400,000 to fix each time there’s an issue with their sewage systems, according to a Congressional watchdog report released Tuesday. The USS Gerald R. Ford and USS George H.W. Bush were both built with a new toilet and sewage system that’s similar to

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Soviet-style posters call on Moscow construction workers to hurry up with that new coronavirus hospital

https://meduza.io/impro/NzoZm4bKtRN-CbegPgAe7LAoUZWAHtLmPKUJSIzWtec/fill/980/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS8z/NTAvMzczL29yaWdp/bmFsL3ZGaGZlLVp3/SGpaRVdibFUzMWhT/R1EuanBn.webp On March 12, Moscow city officials announced that a new hospital for COVID-19 patients would be built in a fast-moving construction project on the southern edge of the New Moscow area. The hospital, located near the village of Golokhvastovo, will occupy 43 hectares (106.3 acres) and house between 500 and 600 patients. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has promised that the new

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‘Serious Situation’ Unfolding With Coronavirus in Russia, Moscow Mayor Tells Putin

Russia is facing a “serious situation” as the coronavirus spreads, Moscow’s mayor told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday as the official number of infections neared 500. Russia has reported a total of 495 coronavirus infections so far, a number that observers have questioned due to the relatively low number of tests the country has carried out. Putin previously dismissed concerns

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Putin dons hazmat suit as Moscow says coronavirus outbreak is worse than it looks

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin donned a hazmat suit and respirator on Tuesday during a visit to a hospital treating coronavirus patients and the mayor of Moscow said the outbreak in the Russian capital was much worse than official figures showed. The comments, by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, marked the strongest statement yet by Russian authorities suggesting they do

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‘Serious Situation’ Unfolding With Coronavirus in Russia, Moscow Mayor Tells Putin

Russia is facing a “serious situation” as the coronavirus spreads, Moscow’s mayor told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday as the official number of infections neared 500. Russia has reported a total of 495 coronavirus infections so far, a number that observers have questioned due to the relatively low number of tests the country has carried out. Putin previously dismissed concerns over the coronavirus, saying

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Putin signed a decree that prohibits land ownership in the occupied Crimea without Russian citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has added almost the entire territory of Crimea occupied by Russia to the list of territories on which land without Russian citizenship cannot own. This is stated in the text of the decree , which appeared on the website of official documents. The list includes land plots of the following areas: Bakhchisarai; Dzhankoysky; Kirovsky; Krasnoperekopsky; Leninsky; Nizhnegorsky; Razdolnensky; Saksky; Simferopolsky; Soviet. Black Sea. In addition, we are talking about the border land

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Kremlin asks NATO not to hold military exercises during Russia’s Victory Day celebrations

Russia has asked NATO member states not to conduct military exercises during the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II in May, announced Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. “We appealed to the European countries to abandon active exercises during this period,” Grushko said, as quoted by RIA Novosti. According to Grushko, the coronavirus pandemic changed the situation with

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Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna to Suspend Oppositionism to Help Combat Coronavirus

The leader of the Batkivshchyna parliamentary faction, Yulia Tymoshenko, said her political force was suspending its opposition to government due to the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Addressing the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on the air of ICTV channel on March 23, she said that her team understands what challenges the current government faces in connection

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Up to million people in Ukraine may get Covid-19, – Healthcare Ministry

This is possible if the restriction measures are ignored, Deputy Minister Viktor Lyashko explained If Ukrainians disobey preventive measures related to the Covid-19 lockdown, the eventual number of infected could make from 200,000 to 1,000,000. Viktor Lyashko, the Deputy Minister of Healthcare reported that at a briefing on March 24. According to the official, there are various estimates regarding the

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Kremlin: self-quarantine restrictions do not apply to Putin

The rule to observe the self-isolation regime for people over 65 years of age, introduced in Moscow and the Moscow region, does not apply to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov. “Work is work, especially the work of the president,” Peskov said, noting that it is outside the criteria specified in the restrictive measures. In addition,

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Figure of the Week: 76 Million

Advertisements for some of the best-known global brands are funding some of the most notorious disinformation sites in Europe – to the tune of US$76 million per year. New research by the Global Disinformation Index has produced the findings, estimating that more than $76 million in ad revenues is inadvertently being spent annually on sites that spread disinformation by major

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Russia Eyes Victory Day Parade With Empty Stands as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

Russia is considering staging its annual Victory Day parade in front of empty stands in May as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, the Open Media news website reported Tuesday. Questions have swirled around Moscow’s Victory Day celebrations — which include a massive military parade on Red Square — as the coronavirus has shut down virtually all major events both

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75% of Russians Say Soviet Era Was 'Greatest Time' in Country’s History – Poll

Three out of four Russians think the Soviet era was the best time in their country’s history, according to a survey published by the independent Levada Center pollster on Tuesday. Russians have expressed increasingly positive opinions about the Soviet Union over the years, with nostalgia toward the U.S.S.R. and approval of Stalin hitting record highs in the past year or so. Just

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Conspiracy theory. Factcheck of Boris Todurov on ZIK TV channel

Coronavirus vaccines is hidden from people, senior citizens are killed, and Soros is an universal evil Authors: Maxim Skubenko, Veronika Khorolskaya, Anastasiia Ivantsova, Svitlana Slipchenko In the past few months, Todurov has twice visited HARD with Vlaschenko on ZIK, and in the end of February the same TV channel interviewed him once more. We have assessed how competent the surgeon

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IOC to postpone Olympic Games amid Covid-19 outbreak

According to Japanese Olympic Committee President, the length of the delay would be a difficult issue to resolve On Monday, March 23, President of Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita stated that the International Olympic Committee would postpone Tokyo Olympics if it was a decision to protect the safety of athletes, The Japan Times reports. “Both the IOC and the

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Political persecution sharpens in Ukraine as first MP faces “preliminary penal measures”

In his popular interview with The Guardian, Zelenskyy said: “If we’ve chosen democracy, of course we can’t hang people. Although! Sometimes you really want to. And do you know why? Because it would be quicker. Much quicker.” “We are joking,” said his press secretary, looking disconcerted. But every joke contains a kernel of truth. Previous articles have been written about criminal cases being

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