Monthly Archives: October 2020

“The government decided that it had spent a lot of money on doctors.” The situation in Russian hospitals is getting worse. We talked to doctors who could not stand it – and quit their jobs at government clinics.

Almost every day in Russia, new records are recorded for the incidence of coronavirus or mortality from it. The total number of infected has already exceeded one and a half million – but it seems that the second wave is only gaining momentum. Against this background, the situation in Russian hospitals is getting worse: doctors complain about the shortage of places in hospitals and other problems. One of

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More than a third of Ukrainians believe that socio-economic policy of current govt aimed at supporting the rich and oligarchs – poll

Some 36.8% of Ukrainians believe that, first of all, the social and economic policy of the current government is aimed at supporting big capital, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine. In particular, when asked what the socio-economic policy of the current government

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In Omsk, an ambulance brought COVID-19 patients to the building of the regional Ministry of Health. Because there were no places for them in hospitals

In Omsk, ambulances brought patients with COVID-19 to the building of the regional Ministry of Health, as hospitals refused to admit patients due to lack of places. After the protest action of doctors, places for patients were found. The first ambulance arrived at the Ministry of Health building after 9 p.m. and brought a 70-year-old patient with coronavirus. Computed tomography showed 81%

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Ukraine with ‘unfriendly steps’ refuses Hungarian support for Euro-Atlantic integration efforts – Szijjártó

Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó said that Ukraine’s decision to ban the entry of two Hungarian officials for campaigning in Zakarpattia during local elections is an unfriendly step on the part of Kyiv. According to Deutsche Welle, citing Reuters, in a video statement posted on Szijjártó’s Facebook page on Tuesday, the Hungarian minister said

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Kremlin: Russian healthcare system more stable than in many other advanced countries

The Kremlin spokesman admitted that there are certain problems in the healthcare system© Alexander Ryumin/TASS MOSCOW, October 27. /TASS/. The situation with healthcare in Russia is much more stable than in many other advanced countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov asserted. Responding to questions of journalists on Tuesday, the Kremlin representative noted that “many generations already haven’t encountered” epidemics, moreover, a

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Lukashenko: Students taking part in Belarus protests should be expelled

The Belarusian president said the same should apply to lecturers and professors engaged in protests© Stringer/TASS MINSK, October 27. /TASS/. Students who join illegal protest rallies in Belarus should be dismissed from universities, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday. “Students. If you came to study, then study. Let those study who want to. And those who joined unauthorized rallies in

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Russian State TV Anchor Ignites Backlash With Anti-Mask Social Media Post

A prominent Russian news anchor has sparked backlash after publicly backing the anti-mask movement and questioning the dangers of Covid-19 in a viral Instagram comment published just hours before the Russian government reinstated a countrywide mask mandate.    In his original post, businessman Yan Yanovsky complained that most spectators at Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo’s recent performance at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater did not follow the mask requirement,

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Russia Foreign Minister Self-Isolates After Covid Contact

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, his ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook that the minister, 70, “feels well” but that planned visits and meetings will be postponed to a later date. On Monday, Lavrov was on a working visit to Athens where he

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Russia is to blame: “DNR” explains shortage of medicines and rise in food prices

The occupied territory of Donetsk oblast has given explanations about the shortage of medicines in pharmacies and the increase in the cost of products – it all depends on Russia. This is saidin a number of separatist media. So, the fake “DNR Ministry of Health” reported that the reason for the interruptions in the timely supply of medicines to private

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“LNR” occupiers bring legal action against father of “DNR”: Purgin turned in SBU agent in the ranks of “Ministry of State Security”

Occupation authorities of the “LNR” have opened a criminal case against Andrei Purgin, one of the active participants in the so-called “Russian Spring” in the Donetsk oblast. This was reported by the Donetsk Aborigine Telegram channel, associated with Purgin. According to the channel, the case was initiated over the disclosure of classified information. It is reported that in 2014, Andrei

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Russian Defense Minister: our priority is to ensure security of Belarus

The Russian Defense Ministry considers the security of the Federal State of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus its priority, stated the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Interfax reports. Speaking at the joint military panel of Russia and Belarus, the Russian Defense Minister noted that recently the U.S. tried to change the power in the Republic of Belarus. According

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Another ancient Orthodox church recognizes Ukrainian autocephaly despite Moscow’s efforts to block it

Chrysostomos II, the primate of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, has recognized the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, making his ancient church the fourth to do so since Constantinople extended the tomos two years ago and constituting another defeat for Moscow which continues to try to prevent such actions. At a service today, Chrysostomos signaled this breakthrough by mentioning

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Pro-Kremlin media: Trump good, Biden bad

Russian state-controlled media outlets and their affiliates have a clear and persuasive bias in favour of current US President Donald Trump over former US Vice President Joe Biden. Prior to the US presidential elections on November 3, the primary narrative is that a second Trump term will be good for the United States and US-Russia relations, while a Biden administration

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Ukrainian mother and son attacked by shark in Egypt’s Sharm-el-Sheikh

The boy, 12, was seriously injured in the incident. A Ukrainian family on vacation in Egypt’s resort city of Sharm-el-Sheikh was attacked by a shark while snorkeling in the Ras Mohammed nature reserve, Ukraine’s State Agency for Tourism Development reports. “The 12-year-old boy is still in intensive care after undergoing surgery, facing another one tomorrow. His mauled hand could not

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Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor… — Hagaag.com

Layal Abou Rahal with Omar Haj Kadour in BinnishAFP . Mon, October 26, 2020, 4:07 PM GMT+1Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria on Monday, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in violence since a truce almost eight months ago. More than 90 others were wounded when […] Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed

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