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Russia is fighting the corona virus in 11 time zones. But Moscow and different regions of the world

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Russia accused of undercounting Covid-19 deaths

The capital of Russia has been hardest hit. Of the total 272,043 confirmed cases in Russia, about half – 138,969 – are in Moscow, according to the country’s coronavirus virus headquarters. But the virus is now spreading throughout Russia, a large landmass that covers 11 time zones and covers some of the most remote and poorest places in the country.

In a video conference meeting on Monday with 85 regional heads of Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the burden would fall on local leaders to decide whether to continue locking measures or to begin carefully lifting restrictions to reopen the economy.

“We have a big country,” he said. “Epidemiological situations vary across regions. We are considering this before, and now in the next stage, we must act more specifically and carefully.”

According to official statistics, this pandemic has reached all parts of Russia’s constituents, from the Kaliningrad exclave between Poland and Lithuania to the remote Chukotka autonomous okrug, across the Bering Strait from Alaska. Russian territories also began to report their own numbers, sometimes showing differences between nationally published statistics on deaths and infections published on the stopcoronavirus.rf portal and on local government websites.

Kaliningrad region, for example, reported 13 deaths on Friday, while the state coronavirus headquarters reported 11. The difference between national and local death rates is even more striking in the Chelyabinsk region in the Ural mountains: Local authority there reported 10 Covid-19 related deaths in addition to six deaths directly related to coronavirus on the national portal.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova told Russian news agencies this week that the Russian government had not manipulated statistics, but Russia’s death rate had become political football. Observers have recorded a relatively low overall number of deaths in Russia – a number that currently reaches 2,418, according to the country’s coronavirus virus headquarters – even when the country ranks second in the world for the number of confirmed cases, behind the United States. Union.

In Moscow, health officials responded to media reports that they reported the unreported death of Covid-19, saying the data was “completely open.” But the city health department also acknowledged that counting only deaths found through post-mortem autopsies had been directly caused by coronavirus complications.

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And the capital proceed with caution. Earlier this week, Putin announced a gradual easing of restrictions across the country over local leadership policies. But the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin later explained that he was in no hurry to end the lockdown.

“Removal of restrictions prematurely carries a real risk of a second pandemic,” he said in a statement Thursday. “An unjustified delay will also hit people in the most powerful way.”

Sobyanin, in many ways, had become the public face of Russia’s fight with coronavirus, when Putin took refuge in his residence Novo-Ogaryovo.
President Putin took part in a video conference call from his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo outside Moscow, on May 14.

When cases began to increase in April, Moscow authorities opened a new coronavirus hospital, which was built around a month. And the Sobyanin government oversees the introduction of electronic cards to impose locking, controversial actions in front of other countries. The city is also launching a large corona virus screening program that will be free to the public.

Health system in crisis

Moscow, in many ways, is better equipped to deal with the crisis than the poorer regions of Russia. He has a concentration of wealth and budgetary resources that is the envy of the whole country.

Under Sobyanin, the capital of Russia, which in pre-coronavirus transformed itself into a friendly landscape of parks that have been refurbished on Instagram, modern restaurants and upscale real estate, have enjoyed much of the city’s expenses.

The leading business daily Vedomosti reported last year that the city budget for beauty projects over the past decade – more than 1.5 trillion rubles ($ 20.5 billion), according to Moscow budget data – is almost equivalent to the total amount spent on similar projects around the country .

People wearing protective equipment disinfect the Red Square in Moscow.
Grave diggers bury the victims of COVID-19 when relatives and friends stand at a safe distance, in a cemetery in Kolpino, outside St. Petersburg, on Friday.

People don’t need to travel far outside Moscow to see the difference in living standards and the collapse of the health care system.

Virus Youtube video recently posted by popular Russian journalist Irina Shikhman showed a visit to the city of Ivanteyevka, a city more than 10 miles outside the city limits of Moscow from a local clinic for receiving a shipment of personal protective equipment. When Shikhman began a formal interview, a masked doctor said he had “no complaints” about supplies and had enough personnel to treat patients.

But the images in the video, which have more than 3,327,000 views, show peeling paint and less illuminated interior interiors, and underline the shocking conditions of the Russian provincial health system. It seems that in this vast country, time is not the only thing that differs between the capital and the regions.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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