Meet the Russian who walks around the city during the Coronavirus pandemic - dressed as a plague doctor
A man in the costume of a plague doctor walks along the Kaliningrad streets, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea. It is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic coast. The people look at the tall, thin figure in black with surprise. “Klops” found out who is hiding under a mask with a beak, and why he does it.
Vasily Lunev - 33, is married and works in his own workshop for sewing leather products. He wears a medieval doctor's costume to demonstrate his skills and surprise people.
“I am interested in history, I participate in reconstruction festivals. The“ plague doctor ”character attracts me for many reasons. Most of all, I like that you can hide your face behind a mask with a beak,” Lunev explained.
Vasily’s costume consists of a leather apron, a shirt with a collar, a spacious hood, a mask and gloves.
“Doctors carried cones, bottles, amulets that rang when walking. They also had a knife and scissors. They didn’t have a medical education, they hired them to clean up the bodies of the dead, take tests, and forgive sins,” the man says enthusiastically.
On the street, people have mixed reactions of my outfit. Sometimes passers-by shy away, sometimes laugh. Vasily complains that Kaliningrad is unfriendly to new things which are not the norm.
"Our people are more conservative than in St. Petersburg or Moscow. There, people notice me and my costume is expressing a healthy interest. However, when I walk on the streets of Kaliningrad, very often people advise, "to go to a psychologist or a priest," Vasily shares.
Lunev emphasizes that his outfit has nothing to do with the coronavirus epidemic. He began to wear and wear it a couple of years ago.
“Yes, this is the first chemical protection suit in history, but it won’t save you from COVID-19. A mask with a beak unreliably isolates. According to current realities, a gas mask is better,” he informs.
Bemorepanda is inviting you to see a collection of pictures taken by Mr Lunev:
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Residents of Moscow during quarantine will be able to visit the cemetery and monitor the cleaning of burial places online. This was reported in the press service of "Ritual".
“Citizens are provided with the opportunity to visit the burial site remotely, one-time cleaning at the burial site, laying flowers. These services include finding a burial place and a photo report, ”the press service told TASS.
For the duration of the quarantine in Moscow, employees of the institution continue to work on landscaping cemeteries as usual.
On May 9, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree on a temporary procedure for visiting Moscow cemeteries for a period of self-isolation to combat coronavirus infection.
The mayor noted that he understood the desire of many citizens to visit cemeteries for religious holidays and to tidy up there. However, due to the current epidemiological quarantine, it will be impossible to visit the graves of deceased relatives.
In the Russian Orthodox Church, the decision of the Moscow authorities was called expected and reasonably justified.
From the evening of March 29 in the Moscow region, and later in many other parts of Russia, a mandatory self-isolation regime was introduced. You can leave your home when you see a doctor, to go to the store or pharmacy, and also to walk with your pet. Similar restrictions apply not only in Russia, but also in a number of other countries.
As of April 13, in Russia, the total number of virus infection cases was 15,770, out of which. 130 patients died and 1,291 recovered. Across the world, the number of people infected with coronavirus is heading to 2 million people, with over 1,792,766 confirmed cases and 109,785 deaths, according to Worldometers.info.
Russians are withdrawing cash after the russian president appeals to the public that the coronavirus pandemic is in under control - Bloomberg reports
Since the beginning of March, Russian banks and ATMs issued to customers about 1 trillion rubles ($ 13.6 billion) in cash, which is more than the amount that Russians withdrew from banks over the past year, the Central Bank said.
Bloomber was the first agency who noticed.
According to the them, the Russians began to actively withdraw money before the new anticoronavirus measures where introduced.
“People were afraid that banks would not be available during quarantine,” Denis Poryvay, an analyst at Raiffeisenbank in Moscow, explained to the agency the behavior of Russians. “They were withdrawing money for the same reason that others stocked up on food,” he added.
Bloomberg estimates that the daily increase in demand for cash came after key announcements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his televisions to citizens. So, the first leap occurred after the head of state announced a tax on bank deposits in excess of 1 million rubles. And the peak fell on March 3. The day before, the president declared that the entire month of April will be a non-working month,
Around the same period, in mid-March, Bloomberg notes with reference to retailers, demand for low-cost nutritious foods, such as buckwheat and canned meat, also increased. The Kremlin and the Central Bank have not yet commented on this news.
The fight against coronavirus
With television appeals in connection with the spread in Russia of a new type of coronavirus, Putin turned to the Russians twice. In the first, he postponed the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution and announced the measures prepared by the state to combat the epidemic.
Among them were not only support measures, but also new taxes, for example, on bank deposits in excess of 1 million rubles. In the second appeal, the president declared April a non-working month, but with the preservation of wages.
The authorities did not begin to introduce quarantines at the federal level in connection with the pandemic. For this Putin was criticized by leading Russian economists, including professor at the Paris University of Sciences Po Sergey Guriev, professor at the Paris School of Economics Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, professor of economics at Princeton University Oleg Itzhoki and others.
Later, they called the measures of state support for business and people under quarantine conditions short-sighted and called on the Russian authorities to distribute to each Russian at a fixed amount (for example, 10,000 rubles). The money for this, experts beleive, is in the National Welfare Fund.
But the Central Bank did not support such an initiative.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin expressed a similar point of view. He noted that with the implementation of such a measure, budgets will go bust.
According to the latest official information, more than 43,000 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Russia. More than 361 people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 have died. The most difficult epidemiological situation among all Russian regions is in Moscow and the Moscow region.
The best comedy movies of all time are the ones that had the highest revenues, but which also remained in the charts on the highest positions.
The truth is that the best comedy movies never go out of style, and if you feel the need to watch a good comedy on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, we tried to make a list of the top 10 comedies that received the most good rating.
Big Momma’s House 3
Malcolm Turner and his stepson, Trent, go undercover to a girls' school to track down and expose a murderer.
The action of the comedy The Interview focuses on the presenter of a television show (James Franco) and its producer (Seth Rogen), who inadvertently gets involved in an ultra-secret plan to assassinate the North Korean prime minister.
Mr. Bean's Holiday
On a rainy afternoon in England, Mr. Bean is happy to have won the First Prize at a raffle at the local church. He won a trip to the south of France and a brand new video camera. It will be in Cannes during the famous festival.
Let’s Be Cops
It's the coolest comedy with cops, only… heroes are impostors! Two friends at the buckle (Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson) are seriously considering leaving the metropolis for their hometown and, in order to forget about their problems, they go to the hottest costume party. Dressed in police uniforms, the two friends become the sensation of the neighborhood, but they will get in your eyes to have trouble not only with gangsters all over, but with detectives sold to the mafia.
Bringing Down the House
What does a lonely and desperate man do? Join the chat. He talks to a stranger, he gets caught in the game, but when the time comes to see him first, he has a big surprise. She's not an intellectual, she's not even a lawyer, she's Charlene (Queen Latifah), a prison escapee who claims she was convicted by mistake and wants justice.
David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) is a petty drug dealer who earns his living by selling grass to bored businessmen and housewives, but never to children. So what could go wrong? Many.
Melissa McCarthy is Shannon, a dirty-mouthed cop who jumps so fast that no one wants to be her partner on the field. That's until Shannon is forced to team up with an FBI agent, sophisticated and arrogant Sarah (Sandra Bullock), to catch a dangerous drug dealer.
The Other Guys
Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the worst and the nicest cops in the neighborhood. They leave behind only victims. Detective Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) are standing behind two offices. You see them in the background with pictures of Danson and Highsmith, daydreaming. They are not heroes - they are just "backup agents."
Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a teacher for whom there is simply no grade 4. She speaks nasty, unscrupulous and a little indecent. She gets drunk, takes drugs and can't wait to marry a rich man so she can say goodbye to her high school job. When her fiancé leaves, she plans to conquer the substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake), who, besides being beautiful, is also rich.
Two days before the wedding, Doug and three of his friends head to Las Vegas for a well-deserved bachelor party. After a good night, of which they can't remember anything, their friends find a tiger in the bathroom, and a six-month-old baby in the closet! With Doug gone, the three will have to resume last night's journey to figure out what happened and to get the bride and groom to arrive in time for the wedding.
Behavioral Neurology Specialist Gonzalo Quintana Zunino of Concordia University (Canada) has revealed what are the sex rules during coronavirus infection. The specialist column was published by the newspaper The Conversation.
The author notes that there is currently no evidence of sexual transmission of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, involving vaginal, oral and anal contacts. Meanwhile, the specialist recalls that recorded cases of transmission of infection include not only the airborne droplet, but also the fecal-oral route.
The scientist concludes that almost any sexual practice will lead to the transmission of the virus. “Now is not the time to have sex,” the author is sure, noting that “if you and your partner have no symptoms and you stayed at home, then sex is most likely not dangerous.”
Otherwise, the specialist recommends doing "simple and small experiments." The author writes, in particular, on the use of condoms and latex gloves. “Instead of kisses and sexual intimacy, try erotic massage, chatting, courtship, mutual masturbation, watching or reading erotica, watching your partner enjoy himself,” the author writes.
According to the expert, during coronavirus infection, rimming should “remain completely behind the scenes”, and kisses through a mask will not save from infection.
In March, Louisiana State University (USA) reported that taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers, recommended, in particular, for elderly people with cardiovascular diseases, increases the likelihood of contracting SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in these individuals.
COVID-19 has stopped many people's businesses by quarantining many parts of the world. In addition to losses due to business interruptions, businessmen cannot pay rent and pay salaries to their employees, because they have nothing. A leather goods store recently opened its doors for the first time in two months since the introduction of a nationwide quarantine, and what the owner saw did not make him happy.
As if the quarantine was not enough blow to the business, the owner of this store in Malaysia opened his doors 2 months later and found a sad surprise.
A Facebook user named Nex Nezeum recently shared several photos of various leather goods covered in insane amounts of mold.
Shoes, bags, wallets, belts, and even furniture and floor coverings were moldy - a truly depressing sight for a store owner.
Back in March, Malaysia decided to introduce quarantine in its country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Minor businesses like Nex's store have been closed until further notice.
But on May 10 - 53 days after the start of quarantine - the country relaxed quarantine conditions and allowed some businesses to reopen their doors.
When Nex entered his store, he saw that everything from shoes and bags to furniture and flooring was covered with mildew colonies.
The owner of the store is still in shock and does not comment on this incident.
But people on the Internet suggested that this could be due to the fact that the ventilation stopped working, which was turned off while the store was not working.
The only plus in this situation is that Nex's photos went viral, collecting over 11,000 likes in just a day, and were circulated in various media.
Of course, the store owner is not in the mood for jokes, but netizens were humorous, saying that this is a good way to find out if it is real leather or fake.
A little later, Nex posted a few more photos, which show that the cinema is also captured by mold.