Bears are replacing tourists in a Russian Resort amid coronavirus lockdown
In the Russia city of Sochi, a bear walked around the hotel. The video, recorded by an eyewitness, was published by the Hue Telegram channel.
The video show how a brown bear walks along the paths for guests, then runs out onto the lawn, and then calmly goes to the gates of the hotel.
Earlier in Kamchatka, a bear attacked two tourists, one of them fought off the animal with a bicycle. The author of the video zoomed and drove up to the animal, thereby scaring him. A cyclist threw stones at a bear.
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Meet the country that rejected a $200 million loan from Russia because it threatens the sovereignty and economic security
Republic of Moldova was about to receive a $200 million loan from Russia to help in the fight with the pandemic. And yesterday, the Constitutional Court of Moldova declared the credit agreement unconstitutional.
The reason - Russia would be free to turn any private debt into a state debt.
According to the authors, deputies from the Pro-Moldova Group, PAS and the DA Platform:
"The agreement stipulates that the private debts of Moldovan companies to Russian banks can be turned into state debt. We are the only country in the world to which Russia has imposed such a condition. It is an international treaty and today everyone here recognized that even if they avoided it, the respective loan will make the debt to the Russian Federation increase without the Republic of Moldova benefiting from it ", mentioned Sergiu Litvinenco.
At the same time, in their opinion, the loan agreement contains statements that do not correspond to the national and economic interests of the Republic of Moldova, it threatens the sovereignty and economic security of the state.
More controversial, as it is known, are three provisions of the agreement, namely one that assigns a specific role to Russian companies in loan-financed infrastructure projects, another that would allow the consolidation of the current borrowed amount of subsequent private debt, as well as the prospect of capitalization in time of these debts.
Moreover, the one that would exclude legal proceedings in case of disputes between the parties - they should be settled amicably, through negotiations, as the agreement shows.
What brought the three new appellants before the court, in addition to the criticisms already made even at the time of the adoption of the agreement in parliament, are the explanations how these provisions would contradict several principles defended by the constitution, especially that of sovereignty and of the pursuit of the national interest, which should be respected by any such document.
The former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova, Alexandru Tanase wrote on his page that:
“The importance of today's decision is not necessarily limited to the invalidation of the so-called "Russian credit". Now I want to refer to the atmosphere that surrounded the trial of this case. The harassment of judges of the Constitutional Court, the attempts to blackmail and intimidate them, have highlighted "older diseases" of our political environment.”
State officials who defended the agreement in court against the charges in the appeals said the opposition would operate with non-existent evidence, and if the court stops it, Moldova risks being shunned by other loans from Russia and other states, now and in the future at a time when he needs money the most.
Andrei Balan, head of department at the Ministry of Finance: “In practice, we believe that this will not happen, that it will not lead to debt consolidation, but not even to the consent of the Republic of Moldova for a debtor from here."
In Sochi the bears that killed a child were shot
In Sochi, two bears were shot dead, which killed an 11-year-old boy in their enclosure. This was reported in the Telegram channel "Typical Sochi".
According to the channel, the animals had to be shot, among other things, in order to get the child's body out of the enclosure. The source of the publication "Kuban 24" clarified that the bears were killed by order of law enforcement officers.
The boy walked by the river and made his way to a private base, where there was an enclosure with bears, writes "Kuban 24". He came close to the enclosure, the bears became alarmed and attacked him. Eyewitnesses said that his friends were with the child, but they could not save him.
An ambulance was called to the scene, but the doctors stated the death of the child - he died on the spot from his injuries. The Investigative Committee opened a case under Part 1 of Article 109 of the Criminal Code ("Causing death by negligence"). The head of Sochi, Aleksey Kopaigorodsky, ordered to check all city recreation centers and close any mini-zoos, cages and aviaries.
Russia wants to ban hotels from accommodating unmarried people in the same room
Russian officials have asked hotels to ban unmarried people from staying in the same room as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, writes The Moscow Times.
Hotels would have to "explain" why unmarried couples are staying in the same room, according to Rospotrebnadzor, Russia's consumer protection office.
"The task of obtaining proof of marital status is the full responsibility of the hotel," Rospotrebnadzor said, but Rostourism, the federal travel agency, said guests would not be required to present marriage certificates.
The Consumer Protection Authority subsequently announced that the accommodation ban applies to people who do not normally come into contact with everyday life.
"The rules are: mainly accommodation of one person, except families", tried to clarify Rospotrebnadzor, adding "in other words, it is recommended that people who do not contact each other in everyday life not be accommodated in the same room to avoid additional risks of infection ”.
Hotels, restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality sector have begun to gradually reopen in Russia from June 1 after a two-month quarantine imposed across the country.
Meme therapy: Russia and the first coronavirus vaccine - top 30 funny pictures
Russia is the first country in the world to register a Covid-19 vaccine, President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday, although the vaccine has not been mass-tested on humans and there is little public information about its effectiveness.
On Tuesday's government meeting, however, Putin said the vaccine had been shown to be effective in initial tests and provided long-term immunity.
International and Russian experts reacted with skepticism to the decision of the Moscow authorities to approve the use of a vaccine without it having passed the so-called third phase of testing, consisting of tests on thousands of people. Moreover, the fact that the vaccine was registered in Russia does not mean that it is internationally approved.
After this news, the internet exploded with funny memes about the first Russian coronavirus vaccine.
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