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Media: 20 companies in Europe opened accounts with Gazprombank to pay for gas

Against this background, it became known that several subsidiaries of Gazprom in Germany stopped receiving gas from Russia.

According to the American media, 20 accounts of European companies have already been opened with Gazprombank.

With their help, Russian gas consumers intend to pay for blue fuel in rubles.

According to Bloomberg quoting informed sources, the same number of European companies that previously opened accounts with Gazprombank joined the 10 European companies that had previously opened accounts with Gazprombank.

In addition, 14 more companies requested the necessary data in order to open accounts with Gazprombank in the future.

It is reported that such companies will pay for gas from Russia in foreign currency.

The names of 20 companies that opened accounts with Gazprombank are not specified.

Against this background, it is reported that several subsidiaries former daughter “Gazprom” Gazprom Germania GmbH does not receive gas after the imposition of sanctions against Western companies in Russia.

According to the German Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habek, the market is able to compensate for the shortage of gas from Russia, and Germany found an alternative supplier. At the same time, he did not specify the details, TASS writes.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Gazprombank did not accept payments for gas in rubles for Austria and Germany. According to media reports, ruble payments from Gazprom Germania were rejected.

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US, EU and Britain suspected Russia of cyberattacks on Europe

The UK Foreign Office said the Russian-backed cyberattack affected Viasat's operations in Ukraine, but also disrupted the Internet in Central Europe. Russia has previously denied involvement in cyberattacks

Russia has been behind a series of cyber attacks since the start of a military special operation in Ukraine, the EU, UK, US and other allies believe.

“The most recent the attack on the communications company Viasat in Ukraine had a wider impact across the continent, disrupting wind farms and Internet users in Central Europe,— said the British Foreign Office.

According to the UK National Cyber ​​Security Centre, Russian military intelligence may be involved in the attack on Ukrainian government websites on January 13 and the deployment of Whispergate malware, as well as in the cyber attack on Viasat on February 24.

The US State Department said that Washington supports Kyiv, strengthening the country's cyber defense. Thus, the FBI provides direct support to law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, including informing Ukrainian partners about the “cyber operations of the Russian special services.”

Also, the FBI, the State Department and other US government agencies provided assistance to Ukraine in the purchase of equipment and software to support network protection.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided more than 6.7 thousand emergency communication devices, including satellite phones and data terminals, government officials and critical infrastructure operators in key sectors such as energy and telecommunications.

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The US government has worked closely with Ukrainian ministries until February of this year to ensure Ukraine's cyber resilience, including by providing more than $40 million in aid since 2017.

In mid-January, hackers attacked at least 70 Ukrainian websites, including the portals of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Sports and other departments of Ukraine. On the pages of departments, unknown people posted messages in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. They urged Ukrainians to “be afraid and expect the worst.” The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine stated that Russia was involved in the cyber attack.

After that, on February 13, representatives of the White House, US intelligence, the US Department of Homeland Security and other US agencies discussed preparations for repelling cyber attacks in Ukraine, CNN reported quoting sources in the US administration.

The Russian embassy in the United States said that Moscow categorically rejects accusations from the administration of US President Joe Biden of involvement in cyber attacks on Ukrainian government websites.

&laquo ;Russia has nothing to do with the mentioned events and, in principle, has never carried out and does not conduct “malicious” operations in the virtual space»,— assured in the diplomatic mission.

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Medvedev said that Ukraine “sits on the neck” of Europe

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Medvedev: Ukraine “sits on the neck” of European sponsors Medvedev also warned the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and other countries after the Hungarian Prime Minister Orban was included in the Peacemaker database as an “anti-Ukrainian propagandist.” “Beware. You, too, are under suspicion! — he noted

Medvedev praised Scholz’s article with the words “Europe is shrinking”

German Chancellor Scholz wrote in an article that “Vladimir Putin's actions are directed against everything that constitutes democracy.” Medvedev considered his material “mediocre” and added that such an approach would not help him go down in history

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called “mediocre” article by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Welt.

“The article is mediocre, the slogans are the same: we have democracy, and Putin and the Russians are to blame for everything <…> I wrote so that the SPD [Social Democratic Party of Germany] would not be suspected of sympathizing with Russia. And the rating itself is falling and inflation is prohibitive. Therefore, the Russians are to blame, of course,»— he wrote in Telegram.

According to Medvedev, such an approach will not help Scholz go down in history and become better than the “beloved by the Germans” former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“The caliber of Willy Brandt, Helmut Schmidt or Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle is a thing of the past. Europe is shrinking»,— concluded the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia.

Earlier, Scholz published an article in the newspaper Welt, in which he stated that “Vladimir Putin's actions are directed against everything that constitutes democracy.”

In his opinion, the Russian side “opposes freedom, equality before the law, self-determination, human dignity”, while the democratic countries of the world, according to Scholz, are now united.

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At the end of March, Medvedev stated that relations between Russia and Western countries are currently worse than during the Cold War period, since at that time the Western countries “did not try with such a degree of fury to bring the situation in the Soviet Union to the boiling point».

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The IMF called the period that Europe will stretch without Russian gas

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Head of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Alfred Kammer called the period during which Europe will be able to do without of Russian gas during its complete shutdown.

“Within the next six months,” the France Press agency reports Kammer.

At the same time, he noted that if the shutdown lasted until winter or longer, then it would have “significant negative consequences” for the European economy.

He advised to look for alternative sources of supply, and the population to learn to reduce energy consumption so that gas could be accumulated and mitigate the effect of it possible shutdown.

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Revealed the meaning of the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Europe

“Of course, there will be damage to both sides”

The expulsion of Russian diplomats from two dozen European countries, although an expected step by the collective West, turned out to be unprecedented in its kind. In total, since the start of the special operation in Ukraine, at least 24 states, as well as the European Union, have announced such a decision. The total number of expelled domestic diplomats exceeded 300 people. Moscow has announced symmetrical retaliatory measures, while experts agree on one thing: like an exchange of sanctions, a new round of confrontation is dangerous for all sides.

The building of the Russian Embassy in Germany Photo: Global Look Press

The immediate reason was the information about allegedly found in the Ukrainian Bucha “numerous victims of the Russian operation.” As a result, within a little over a day, almost two dozen European states declared Russian diplomats persona non grata. Such a status implies that the employees of the missions carried out activities incompatible with their position (whether it be espionage or something similar), therefore, they are now deprived of immunity and must leave the host country within the agreed time frame.

Among the leaders were, of course, countries where the diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation are traditionally numerous – Germany (40 deported), France (35 deported), – as well as states that have long and systematically pursued an openly anti-Russian line, not losing sight of any opportunity to demarche.

Poland jumped ahead of the largest members of the European Union, declaring 45 diplomats persona non grata, and in total expelled the Baltic countries as many, and Latvia and Lithuania even refused the presence of Russian ambassadors on their territory.

But some countries, even despite in solidarity with the common “anti-Russian front”, they decided to postpone the reduction of diplomatic relations. For example, the Japanese authorities, according to local media, fear that Moscow's reaction will affect the situation of Japanese citizens in our country.

Russia announced retaliatory measures, and the steps taken abroad were called an element of information warfare.

“In recent decades, the collective West has begun to use the declaration of Russian diplomats persona non grata as a tool not for diplomatic work, but for information and political attack,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

As a rule, the responses of the Russian side in such situations are symmetrical. Suffice it to recall the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats from abroad so far in March 2018, after the incident in Salisbury, in which the West blamed Russia. But even then, the scale was much smaller than it is now, since in two weeks 29 countries and NATO expelled a total of just over 150 diplomatic staff.

In the case of each state, Russia acted on the principle of reciprocity, expelling exactly the same number of foreign employees of embassies and consulates (the exception was the UK, which was ordered to recall another 27 people in order to bring the number of the British diplomatic mission in Moscow and the Russian one in London into full compliance) . But the mass expulsions seemed to be over: the subsequent “exchanges” of their own diplomats were already narrowly focused. So, last year, the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian workers (in connection with which, along with the United States, it was included in the list of countries unfriendly to the Russian Federation), but the process did not expand in breadth.

In the current situation, it is quite likely that the process launched by the West will not stop at mutual and equivalent measures. As Alexander Panov, head of the Department of Diplomacy at MGIMO MFA of Russia, ex-ambassador of the Russian Federation to Norway, South Korea and Japan, noted in a conversation with MK, it is possible that “the exchange itself” will not follow the “one-on-one” scheme: in in any case, the expulsion from the Russian side will be significant.”

“Of course, the current steps of the European countries are a coordinated demarche,” the diplomat said. “As for who he harms, of course there will be harm for both sides. The mass expulsion of diplomats radically reduces the possibilities of communication, obtaining information, providing visa services, and helping their own citizens. We are talking about interrupting all contacts: political, economic, cultural – this will have the most negative effect on bilateral relations. It is double-edged, as is the imposition of sanctions on the economy, which we are already seeing. In the history of diplomatic relations, I do not remember such a mass phenomenon, this is the first such case.

According to Alexander Panov, declaring the exiled diplomats persona non grata is just a stupid pretext: “The West needs to somehow cover up its own strange actions. Therefore, statements were made about persona non grata, who were allegedly engaged in some dubious activities abroad. But in this case, a natural question arises: why, with such a scale of the problem, the wait turned out to be so long? So the pretext is not even just unconvincing, but tritely stupid. If we talk about the prospects of replacing the expelled diplomats with new ones, then I think many countries may refuse such an option.”

If in the case of the “Skripal case” it was possible to slow down the process of confrontation and continue contacts, albeit with the “truncated » missions, now there are few chances to get out of the diplomatic crisis.

“This is not a matter of the next few months, and everything will depend on the further development of events in Ukraine and around it. But under any scenario, the restoration of diplomatic relations to the previous level will be long and difficult,” Alexander Panov is sure.

First Vice President of the Center for Political Technologies Alexei Makarkin, in turn, considers the recent actions of the West not an attempt to put pressure on Russia, but part of a strategy to “fence off” from it.

“I do not think that anyone seriously expects that such measures will entail some immediate result. Even in current events, it is impossible to imagine that Russia will change its policy in response to the expulsion of diplomats. This, as we see, is not happening,” the political scientist said in a conversation with MK. – In my opinion, the matter is different: for Western countries, these steps are a stage on the path of fencing off from Russia.

The situation is changing quite quickly – even if we look at the trends at the beginning of the year, we will see that, rather, Moscow fenced itself off from the West. In the same place, on the contrary, they talked about the need to preserve relations, that they should not be driven into a corner, and negotiations and any contacts are better than their absence … And although even then there were expulsions of diplomats, they were of a targeted nature. At that time, the “cold war” was actually going on, within which individual such steps were not something extraordinary.

At the same time, if you look at the experience of the previous Cold War, then mass expulsions were quite rare, usually timed to coincide with some kind of spy scandals, and were not accompanied by similar actions by several countries at once. Suffice it to recall the expulsions of Soviet diplomats from Great Britain under Margaret Thatcher, or from France, to which, for example, Germany or Belgium did not react in any way, it was a matter of exclusively bilateral relations against the backdrop of a general confrontation.

Now we are seeing a mass phenomenon, the actual reduction to a minimum of the apparatus of embassies in a number of states, and this means that since February 24, the West has switched to a policy of isolating Russia in various areas. In particular, in the case of the exclusion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe, Western countries even outstripped Moscow, which, despite its rhetoric, was in no hurry to leave the CE.

Aleksey Makarkin also doubts the possibility of “compensating” losses in diplomatic missions for counting new figures – this will depend on the specific country.

“It is important to understand that we are not talking about automatic replacement of employees. The declaration of persona non grata in this case is an element that speaks not of a simple reduction in staff, but of an actual accusation of acts against the host country. In addition, any diplomat sent “for replacement” must still apply for accreditation, and we saw how they can be considered in the United States, where some of the workers were expelled, but new candidates were not approved. Even in calmer times, there were situations when, for example, a diplomat's term of office expires, and the one who should replace him is not accredited, although this seems to be a routine situation. With the United States, this confrontation at the level of embassies began earlier, but in Europe it can happen now,” the expert concluded.

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Peskov said that Europe needs to “sober up” to reassess relations

Dmitry Peskov: there will be no reassessment of Europe's relations with Russia in the near future According to the Kremlin representative, Europeans should “sober up” from American influence in order to reassess relations with Russia

Dmitry Peskov

In order to revise relations with Russia, Europe must “sober up,” Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian president, said on the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin» on the TV channel “Russia 1”. An excerpt was published on the Telegram channel of the program host Pavel Zarubin.

«When Europeans get a little sober from American bourbon and when they still think that we ourselves should take care of the fate of our continent, Europe, even Eurasia, then it will come— this is not a short-range perspective, — but then the time will come to re-evaluate our relations and enter into a state of dialogue, — said Peskov.

Earlier, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev noted that Europe is now trying to oppose itself to Russia. However, as the politician stated, the history of Russia — “exactly the same European as theirs”, but nevertheless “their own”, and the inhabitants of Europe “have no monopoly on being called refined Europeans, since the development of European civilization as a whole took place in all parts of Europe” .

Some European politicians have noted that Russia is a threat to European security. In particular, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke about this. In his opinion, Russian President Vladimir Putin “wants to recreate the Russian Empire” and his actions could endanger Europe's security “for the foreseeable future.” At the same time, the Chancellor stressed that long-term security in Europe is impossible without Russia.

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Gazprom is considering the option of stopping gas supplies to Europe

Commersant, citing its sources, said that Gazprom could stop gas supplies to Europe.

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Commersant, citing its sources, said that Gazprom could stop gas supplies to Europe.

According to the sources of the publication, Gazprom is considering the possibility of completely stopping the supply of blue fuel to “unfriendly countries”. Now experts are evaluating the consequences of such a decision.

Recall that Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Central Bank, the government and Gazprom to work out and organize mutual settlements for gas with countries that have imposed sanctions in rubles.

< p> Analyst FG “Finam” Andrey Maslov in an interview with the agency “Prime” said that at the moment a complete rejection of the dollar in international settlements is practically unrealistic. Even North Korea cannot afford such a step.

He specified that at the same time, countries began to discuss trade for national currencies much more often. Some even transfer small volumes of transactions to it.

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Putin said about the risk of a new wave of migration from developing countries to Europe

Europe may face a new wave of migration from developing countries if it continues to use “dubious approaches” in its food policy, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on the development of air transportation and aircraft manufacturing. The transcript is published on the Kremlin website.

“Judging by the statements of individual politicians, they are ready to neglect the interests of their citizens, just to please their overseas master, overlord. We have been observing such dubious approaches and actions in economic, energy, food policy by Western countries for more than a year, — Putin said.

In particular, we are talking about statements by a number of European countries about reducing dependence on Russian gas, while this is “cheaper energy”, “affordable cost of fertilizers for European farmers, and therefore and food in the end,” as well as “the competitiveness of European enterprises, and hence the salaries of Europeans, citizens of European countries.”

“By the way, the food crisis will be followed by another inevitably, another wave migrations, including and above all— to European countries»,— Putin noted.

The material is being supplemented.

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Putin said that Europe faces a new migration crisis

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Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that a new wave of migration to Europe will follow due to the food crisis. He said this at a meeting on the aviation industry.

“By the way, another food crisis will inevitably follow, another wave of migration, including, and above all, to European countries,” he said.

According to him, the West is making decisions that lead to increased inequality and disruption of industrial ties. In the poorest countries, they lead to mass starvation.

Putin also believes that Europe is also threatened by large-scale deindustrialization and job loss due to US actions.

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Named the possible consequences of Biden’s visit to Europe

What to expect from the President's European tour

Joe Biden will fly to Europe this week to attend a series of emergency summits in connection with the Ukraine crisis. The upcoming tour of the President of the United States was called one of the most important visits of American presidents in recent decades. In addition to Brussels, where Biden plans to discuss assistance to Ukraine and punishment of Russia with NATO allies and the leadership of the European Union and the G7, Poland is also on the trip program. Analysts wonder what to expect from the foreign policy activity of the US president.

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As Ukrainian President Zelensky calls out to the West with pleas for help and warnings of World War III, Joe Biden was seen riding a bike on Sunday. What gave his critics grounds to “smash” the head of the White House: why, against the backdrop of geopolitical upheavals, did he go to rest in his home state of Delaware for the weekend? However, the 79-year-old president can reasonably object to this that he is not relaxing, but gaining strength before the transatlantic trip.

The emergency NATO summit, which will be held on March 24, has been talked about for a couple of weeks now. It is expected that Biden and his colleagues plan to once again demonstrate the unity of the “collective West” in support of Ukraine and unveil a package of new anti-Russian measures.

According to CNN sources, as a result of the Brussels meeting, new sanctions against Russian oligarchs, additional measures to limit the financial sphere of Russia and steps to limit the import of Russian energy carriers may be announced: some European states insist on a complete rejection of Russian oil, Germany is against it.

We should also expect the possibility of increasing the deployment of US troops on the eastern borders of NATO in Europe.

CNN notes: it is doubtful that these steps will stop the conflict in Ukraine. And here the Western allies find themselves in a rather difficult situation for themselves. On the one hand, Biden has managed to rally European and Asian allies through a punitive array of sanctions against Russia and an unprecedented level of military aid to Kiev. On the other hand, Western leaders have drawn a line where their support ends.

But we should not forget that pragmatism and cold calculation can give way to emotions. Let us recall the recent appeal of Vladimir Zelensky to the US Congress with another request to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine and help in obtaining fighter jets. In the appeals of the Ukrainian president, one can also see attempts to take Biden “weakly”, reminding him of the role of America and him personally as the “leader of the free world.”

Nevertheless, observers still do not expect sharp movements from the side NATO – and they doubt that the alliance will meet Kiev halfway on the issue of creating a “no-fly zone” or providing fighter jets, since the US and its allies want to avoid a direct confrontation with Russia.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Brussels summit of the alliance made it clear: the bloc wants to send a signal to “protect and defend all NATO allies”, while at the same time preventing the conflict from escalating to a full-scale clash with the Russian Federation.

So, according to forecasts, the outcome of the summits with the participation of Biden, most likely, will be an increase in assistance (military and financial) that is already provided to Ukraine, as well as the imposition of new sanctions against Russia. Eastern European NATO members are also asking the Americans and British to send advanced air defense systems.

Another task for Biden during the European trip is to discuss China policy with allies if Beijing decides to provide Russia with military or economic support. During Friday's video talks between the leaders of China and the United States, the American president warned Xi Jinping about the “consequences.” But punishing the second economy in the world without the help of European partners for Washington would be a difficult task – so you have to work hard here.

And returning to the emotional sphere: during Biden's European trip, perhaps, the visit to Poland, which is flooded with Ukrainian refugees, scheduled for Friday, will be responsible for it. The visit program includes a meeting between the US President and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. The theme is the conflict-driven humanitarian and human rights crisis. It is possible that on Polish territory, the American guest will be able to communicate with Ukrainian refugees (and about two million of them arrived in the EU through Poland) – and, most likely, this will become the most emotionally charged part of the tour, which can inspire Biden to sharper steps against Russia.

But Biden, of course, does not plan to visit Ukraine itself. Although there were invitations to this topic: Poroshenko called on the American leader, whom he called his “very good friend and very good friend of Ukraine”, to visit Kyiv as a “symbol of our solidarity.” But security considerations were clearly more important than pretty gestures.

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Kosachev named spheres of work with the Council of Europe after the withdrawal of Russia

According to the vice-speaker of the chamber, Konstantin Kosachev, many programs are being implemented in the Council of Europe that are not “a tool of NATO.” The senator believes that Russia will be able to participate in such programs. “Kosachev named spheres of work with the Council of Europe after Russia's withdrawal” />

After leaving the Council of Europe (CE), Russia may retain membership in the conventions that meet its interests, said on the air of the parliamentary TV channel Vmeste.RF. Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

“If and when Russia withdraws from the Council of Europe, we, judging by the discussions that I hear, will make efforts to remain in those CE conventions, participation in which is in our national interests,»,— said Kosachev.

According to him, Russia will not completely sever ties with the CE. “We simply cease to participate in the activities of those structures that are obviously politicized, which are an instrument of NATO pressure on Russia through the Council of Europe,” — said the vice speaker.

According to Kosachev, the Council of Europe is implementing a large number of work programs that may meet the interests of Russia. “Programs that are devoid of a political component and that will allow moving forward in the implementation of specific cooperation programs in a single legal space,” — he added.

The day before, on March 14, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) notified the Russian delegation of the suspension of its membership in the assembly, the decision was made following a meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE). According to “RIA Novosti” Member of the delegation, Senator Vladimir Krugly, PACE sent a corresponding notification to the Federation Council and the State Duma.

The fact that Russia will not participate in PACE events was previously reported to TASS by the Vice Speaker of the State Duma, head of the Russian delegation Pyotr Tolstoy.

The Russian Foreign Ministry published a statement on March 10 saying that the country will no longer participate in the Council of Europe, as unfriendly EU and NATO countries abuse the absolute majority in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and “continue the line of destruction” this organization. “Let them enjoy communication with each other, without Russia”, — The Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Council of Europe limited Russia's rights to participate in the organization on February 25.

The procedure for suspension of membership in the Council of Europe is launched if one of its members has grossly violated the rule of law. According to the rules of the Council of Europe, the termination of membership in the organization occurs at the end of the current financial year, if the notification is made in the first nine months of that year. Thus, Russia will remain a member of the Council of Europe until the end of 2022.

Council of Europe— the oldest international organization in Europe, it was founded in 1949. Her goal— development of general democratic principles based on the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and other human rights standards. Russia became a member of the Council of Europe in 1996, in total the organization includes 47 states.

The Council of Europe consists of two statutory bodies: the Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers. PACE selects judges for the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), gives opinions on draft conventions, and also ensures that participants fulfill their obligations and obligations.

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Ladies push back gentlemen. How the foundations of the family are changing in Europe and China

Weekly “Argumenty i Fakty” No. 9. More than 120,000 people were evacuated from Donbass. What can be done to help them? 02/03/2022

Europe: «we divide everything»in half»

In in the s the question of who exactly should provide for the family is not acute as the Spaniards have long been accustomed to to independence.

Child care leave is only 4 months (both mother and father can take it), then the child is sent to the kindergarten, and the woman goes to work. Therefore, the stories about the fact that in Russia the parent leave is 3 years cause great delight here. And local new moms are eligible for preferential schedules and feeding hours. Thus, during the period of the decree, a woman does not lose her qualifications and does not become dependent on her husband's income. However, her child from infancy grows up surrounded by strangers.

Not only Spanish, but and French, Scandinavian couples usually share all expenses strictly in half — and for a apartment, and for food, and for rest. Let's go to rest — The check for the hotel was divided into two to accurate cents. This does not bother anyone, since European ladies sincerely do not understand why a man should pay for everything himself, — everyone are in equal conditions. By the way, the men here sit with the children the same way as the women. For example, he brings the child to & nbsp; kindergarten and & nbsp; often picks up from it & nbsp; only dad — Mom doesn't even look in there. Cleaning, cooking — also equally. Such a principle of equality — an excellent prevention of domestic violence, since women, not being financially dependent on men, can at any moment get away from a brawler or rapist without worrying about what they will feed their children.

In case of divorce, as a rule, the child lives for two weeks with dad, two — with mom. Each house should have a room equipped for it. Of course, there are excesses here: recently, a dad strangled his own child in a hotel in Barcelona. He already showed violence in the family, the woman left him, but was obliged to take her son to regularly. On one of such visits he strangled — to spite his wife. And then hanged himself.

Total family budget in Spain — the concept is relative. It is not customary to be guided by material characteristics when choosing a pair. Husbands and wives sometimes may not know who gets how much. For Russian women who marry Spaniards, this approach often turns out to be an unpleasant surprise: they are counting on full content.

8 March here — Independence Day and equality of women. They celebrate it by running a marathon in support of women, or by organizing short strikes. Men with flowers are not visible on the streets. Although mimosa is sold, and, perhaps, someone gives it to someone. 

China: Ladies have climbed to the first positions

  While earlier in China, the main breadwinners in families were men, then now the ladies have climbed to first positions       — tells Orientalist Alexei Maslov.

 Moreover, earlier a man could support not only his family, but and a concubine, which was a sign of wealth, and not treason. But today, many women began to receive higher positions at work than men, and began to earn more. In many Chinese families, it is the woman who is now the holder of the family budget.

The working fine floor and by character has become much tougher — they are punchy, decisive. And, as a result, they transfer their steel character to the family. Many men are afraid of such women, so when girls get married, they hide their high position at work. Although some such wives are very satisfied. They happily do household chores, raise children. In  the vast majority of Chinese families, men already cook meals for the whole family. 

But enough in China and hunters rich men. They are extremely relaxed and actively advertise themselves in local social networks. It may even seem to foreigners that this is an advertisement for girls with “low social responsibility.” Among these ladies, a special type has developed: fragile, supple, with a doll face, speaking in a thin voice, with bleached skin. It is believed that such a person will be bitten faster. Therefore, a computer program is in great demand here, which turns any person into such an ideal. Surprisingly, men also sell themselves. For example, in Shanghai, a men's market has been operating for a long time. I  was it. There were men of decent appearance with signs: “I don't smoke, I don't drink, I want to start a family.” Mostly they are widowers and not the youngest men. In order for a family to live normally, she needs a budget of 1.2 thousand rubles. dollars USD A in country average — about 1 thousand dollars. A young family fits into the minimum amount. But once you have kids, it becomes more difficult. For  kindergartens, schools, which used to be free, now you have to pay. As a result, families became small. The  marriage age — 28–30 years. Many young people first save money for a future family. And the don't want to have children early, preferring to live for their own pleasure first. 

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Gas prices in Europe for the first time exceeded $3,000 per thousand cubic meters, prompting an ironic comment by Medvedev

The dollar and the euro have updated highs in the Forex market

The ruble has again updated a historical low in the course of currency trading on Forex.

Today, March 7 , the dollar is trading at 138.75 rubles, and the euro is 150.58 rubles.

The sharp depreciation of the ruble was the result of anti-Russian sanctions by the EU and the United States in connection with Russia's special military operation in Ukraine.


In particular, the West froze all the assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, as well as a number of banks.

Against this background, in Russia, when buying euros or dollars on the stock exchange, individuals are charged a commission.

As Topnews wrote, restrictions were also imposed on transfers abroad for foreigners.

Later, the Bank of Russia closed foreign exchange trading on the Moscow Exchange on Monday.

However, the sanctions policy suffers not only the ruble.

In Europe, the rise in gas prices has renewed its historical highs. On March 7, the price there is $3,500 per thousand cubic meters. At the same time, a little earlier, the price approached $3,900, after which it dropped to $2,900.

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev decided to comment on this with some irony.

So, he congratulated & #8220;short-sighted” EU officials with the decision to terminate the certification of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, RIA Novosti reports.

“I can only congratulate the far-sighted European colleagues who reliably defended themselves against the insidious Russians and the Nord Stream project & # 8211; 2,” Medvedev said.

As Topnews wrote earlier, experts assessed the economic losses of the EU due to anti-Russian sanctions.

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American military analyst spoke about US divisions for deployment to Europe

“Military superiority will remain with Russia”

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby named the units of the Standby Forces designated for deployment to Eastern Europe. These are the 82nd Airborne Division, the 18th Airborne Corps, the 101st Airborne Division and the 4th Infantry Division. “MK” learned the details about these units from Columbia University graduate, retired US Marine Corps officer Robert Lee.

– That's right. The US Department of Defense only announced to the military that they need to be ready to move to Eastern Europe. No official decision has been made yet. Unless there is an unexpected emergency, such as the outbreak of hostilities between Russia and Ukraine or the interception of a NATO aircraft by a Russian fighter, most likely they will not be sent to Europe. But this possibility cannot be completely ruled out.

– It seems to me that the Ministry of Defense chose them because of their versatility. The 82nd Airborne Division is a mobile formation that can be quickly deployed at any time. The 101st Airborne Division, equipped with helicopters, is responsible for performing air assault missions. To be honest, I still do not understand why it is still considered an airborne division, because it has a completely different purpose. The 4th Infantry Division has armored units and Stryker armored personnel carriers at its disposal. The latter can be deployed faster than tank formations, but their equipment is much better than that of the 82nd and 101st divisions.

The announcement of the possible shipment of these units to Europe means that now the US Department of Defense has a choice of how to respond to current events in Europe. The Pentagon can deploy, depending on the situation, either mobile formations or units with armored vehicles.

Only the 18th Airborne Corps is not going to be involved in hostilities. He plays the role of a command that could control the actions of the remaining divisions, if they are nevertheless deployed in Europe. The 18th Airborne Corps played a key role in the Gulf War in 1991, and since 2001 in Afghanistan and Iraq.

– If the US decides to deploy troops to Europe, then armored formations will be placed in Germany or Poland, and units of the 82nd Airborne Division will be sent to the Baltic States. Back in May last year, paratroopers from this unit went to Estonia for military exercises.

It is very difficult to predict the actions of the White House in relation to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Previously, the United States deliberately did not deploy a large number of its troops in the Baltics, so as not to provoke a negative reaction from Russia. But the transfer of the Russian armed forces of the Eastern Military District to Belarus has shaken NATO's position in the Baltics. However, the United States will still not send formations with armored vehicles to the Baltics, so military superiority in this region will remain on the side of Russia.

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Politicians say they are seeing signs Omicron outbreak may be close to its peak

Health Minister Greg Hunt and a number of state premiers and CHOs say there is evidence we are approaching the peak of Omicron.

Mr Hunt said he is seeing signs of a 'plateauing':

"There are some clear signs that certainly in New South Wales and the ACT and we'll await more data from Victoria, there's signs of a plateauing. That is playing itself through in terms of the numbers with serious illness, as well as the number of those who have been diagnosed," he told Radio National.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall said despite some uncertainty, he believes his state is 'reasonably close' to the peak:

"There's a lot of uncertainty but I think we're reasonably close to peak, if we're not at peak already.  We still see big numbers interstate, but we are starting to see some very, very hopeful signs we're at that peak now in South Australia", he said.

Queensland authorities, too, said they were expecting to see hospitalisations peak some time in the next week.

And Victorian CHO Brett Sutton said he was expecting to see a two-week lag on the hospitalisation rates that follow the peak of infections, and a three-week lag in ICU admissions.

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42m ago42 minutes agoMon 17 Jan 2022 at 8:52pm

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How to safely resume your exercise routine after recovering from COVID-19(ABC News: Tim Swanston)

Getting moving again after recovering from COVID-19 is no walk in the park for some people and experts warn that pushing yourself too hard, too soon, can be detrimental to your recovery.

Even those with peak levels of fitness who only suffer mild COVID-19 symptoms can be overcome with exhaustion and struggle to get moving after their infection.

The general consensus among exercise physicians is to wait at least seven days after you first experience symptoms to resume any form of exercise.

But don't jump back in like you're qualifying for the Olympics. Instead, start with low- or light-intensity activities.

"This might be things like everyday activities — for example, housework, light garden tasks or gentle walking — for the first couple of weeks," says Selina Parry, senior lecturer at University of Melbourne's department of physiotherapy.

From there, gradually increase the time you're doing these tasks, perhaps by 10 to 15 minutes per day, until you get to the point where you can complete a 30-minute walk at a light intensity, suggests Dr Parry, who specialises in intensive care patient recovery.

There's no evidence to definitively say you should or should not exercise before day seven of your infection if you're experienced no symptoms.

But, Dr Parry says, even if you feel perfectly well after testing positive, monitor how you are feeling very closely if you engage in exercise.

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43m ago43 minutes agoMon 17 Jan 2022 at 8:50pm

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Hi Jacqueline
Do you have to wait exactly 3 months before getting a booster after 1 feb or can you get it a bit earlier? I am due mid feb

-Keen to boost

 Hey KtB,

In line with ATAGI advice, the official timeframe for a booster remains four months minimum until January 31, when it reduces to three months minimum. 

So you will have to wait just a little bit longer!

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53m ago53 minutes agoMon 17 Jan 2022 at 8:41pm

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Can you catch COVID twice? Or does it give you greater immunity?(Pexels: Pixabay)

Central Coast resident Mitch Rogers has just come out of two weeks of complete isolation, which he says was "pretty tough".

After contracting COVID early this year, the 32-year-old, who lives by himself, retreated to his Umina Beach home to ride out the symptoms. They ended up taking 14 days to subside, double the mandated seven day isolation period.

But as he re-entered the world on Monday, returning to his job in the care sector, he was far from relieved. "I feel more cautious and nervous," he says.

Partly, he's worried that he could still be infectious and unwittingly pass the virus to someone else. (He thinks he caught the virus from someone who had recently left isolation and thought they were clear.)

But mainly, he's afraid to get sick again.

"The booster talk is confusing, some sources say you're meant to be immune for six months, some say six weeks," he says.

"I went to a takeaway place and I was the only person wearing a mask. I couldn't remember if the rules changed, but I didn't feel safe not wearing one."

More than a million Australians have now had COVID, and while many who have recently contracted the virus describe it as a weight off their shoulders, for others like Mitch, the anxiety has continued. 

Here's what the experts say about whether a COVID-19 infection mean you won't get it again, and how careful you should be when you leave isolation.

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59m ago59 minutes agoMon 17 Jan 2022 at 8:34pm

By Jacqueline Howard

Global developments overnight

Here's what happened around the world last night.


  • Denmark registered a record number of infections, as cinemas, museums and other cultural institutions reopened after a month-long lockdown.
  • The Netherlands registered a record 42,000 cases in 24 hours
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes he had not attended a "bring your own booze" gathering in Downing Street during Britain's first lockdown and understands the public's anger, the education secretary said.
  • Pfizer will add a production facility for its antiviral COVID-19 pill in France as part of a plan to invest 520 million euros ($822 million) in the country over the next five year
  • New restrictions and other measures to fight the latest wave of pandemic will cost around 18 billion Swedish crowns ($2.77 billion), the government said.


  • India's Gennova Biopharmaceuticals is working on an Omicron-specific mRNA vaccine candidate
  • Thailand is considering bringing back a quarantine waiver for vaccinated visitors as part of a proposed easing of some measures later this week.
  • China is doubling down on its 'zero-COVID' strategy, saying the spread of the potentially milder Omicron variant is no reason to lower its guard.
  • Tickets for the Beijing Winter Olympics will be distributed to "targeted" groups of people and will not be sold to the general public


  • Canada approved Pfizer's oral antiviral treatment to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 in people aged 18 and older

Africa and Middle East:

  • Israel's Health Ministry said it would shorten the mandatory isolation period for those who tested positive to five days, provided they are asymptomatic.
  • Turkey has rescinded a measure that allows people unvaccinated to board domestic flights without a PCR test

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1h ago1 hours agoMon 17 Jan 2022 at 8:30pm

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Looking for yesterday's blog?

You can find it right here.

Here's a quick summary of what happened:

  • Western Australia reported three new local cases, all announced the previous day
  • The ACT recorded 1,601 new cases and one death, with 52 people in hospital
  • SA recorded 3,829 new cases, with 227 people in hospital
  • NT recorded 284 new cases, new lockdowns announced
  • TGA recognised Sputnik vaccine for international travel to Australia
  • Queensland recorded 15,122 new cases and seven deaths, with 702 people in hospital
  • Tasmania recorded 1,037 new cases, with one person in ICU
  • NSW recorded 29,504 new cases and 17 deaths, with 2,776 people in hospital
  • Victoria recorded 22,429 new cases and six deaths, with 1,229 people in hospital 

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Welcome to Tuesday

Good morning! It's great to see you here on the COVID blog this Tuesday morning. 

Let's get right into it.

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WHO warns half of Europe’s population could suffer from Omicron ‘in the next six to eight weeks’

The COVID-19 Omicron variant is on track to infect more than half of Europeans but it should not yet be thought of as a flu-like endemic illness, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Key points:

  • There were more than 7 million cases recorded across Europe in the first week of the year
  • Fifty out of 53 countries in Europe and central Asia have logged cases of the more infectious variant
  • The World Health Organization says the Omicron variant should not be considered flu-like

Europe had more than 7 million newly-reported cases in the first week of 2022, more than doubling over a two-week period, WHO's Europe director Hans Kluge said on Tuesday.

"At this rate, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation forecasts that more than 50 per cent of the population in the region will be infected with Omicron in the next 6-8 weeks," Mr Kluge said, referring to a research centre at the University of Washington.

Fifty out of 53 countries in Europe and central Asia have logged cases of the more infectious variant, he said.

Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from January 11 with a look back at our blog.

However, evidence is emerging that Omicron is affecting the upper respiratory tract more than the lungs, causing milder symptoms than previous variants.

But the WHO has cautioned more studies are still needed to prove this.

On Monday, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said it may be time to change how it tracks COVID-19's evolution to instead use a method similar to flu, because its lethality has fallen.

That would imply treating the virus as an endemic illness, rather than a pandemic, without recording every case and without testing all people presenting symptoms.

But that is "a way off" according to WHO's senior emergency officer for Europe, Catherine Smallwood, adding that endemicity requires a stable and predictable transmission.

"We still have a huge amount of uncertainty and a virus that is evolving quite quickly, imposing new challenges. We are certainly not at the point where we are able to call it endemic," Ms Smallwood said.

"It may become endemic in due course, but pinning that down to 2022 is a little bit difficult at this stage."


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Putin told how in Europe in the 1990s they expected the collapse of Russia

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In the last decade of the twentieth century, European states were sure of the collapse of Russia. There were even maps on which the country was divided into several independent states. In the 1990s, 16 subjects of the country declared their sovereignty at once.

About this in the documentary film “ Modern History '' on the channel “ Russia 1 '' said the head of state Vladimir Putin. In his opinion, many people then thought about the collapse of the country and tried to resist it. But this did not always work.

Putin admitted that then he saw maps designed in Europe, on which Russia was divided into several independent states. The president of one of the Eastern European countries told him that no one in Europe had any doubts that Russia would inevitably fall apart.

“ The only question was when this would happen and what would be the consequences for Russia itself , for its constituent parts and for the surrounding world, bearing in mind that Russia is still a major nuclear power, '' Putin shared.

He lamented that for such sentiments in the world, unfortunately, there were foundations.

Completely documentary “Recent History” TV channel & quot; Russia 1 & quot; will show on December 12 at 22:40.

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Europe’s first female ISS commander begins preparations for flight in Russia

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who will become the first female ISS crew commander in European history, has already begun preparations for the flight. The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said at a meeting of the Russian-Italian Council for Cooperation.

According to him, Cristoforetti is training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Manturov wished her success in the space mission, reports TASS.

Before the flight, the astronauts study the Russian segment of the station, and the cosmonauts of Roscosmos & ndash; American.

Italian Cristoforetti will go into space in 2022, this will be her second expedition to the ISS. Together with her, NASA astronauts Chell Lindgren and Bob Hines will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon.

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America and Europe reacted differently to Omicron coronavirus

The pandemic leaves less and less ways to fight the infection

The new strain of the coronavirus COVID-19 “Omicron” has stumped the world powers that have not yet managed to adapt to the relatively recent version of the “Delta” … In the midst of New Year's Eve preparations and Christmas bustle, scientists and politicians have to hastily adjust their actions, although so far none of the available tactics of behavior looks 100% reliable. We compared the American and Western European approaches to the fight against Omicron.

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Back on December 1, in its report, the European Commission warned about the need to introduce new restrictions, primarily on the movement of citizens and goods.

“The high transmissibility of the Delta variant, the significant immunity gap and the weakening of non-drug interventions will bring us a tough winter,” said Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, among others. – The appearance of the Omicron variant only aggravates the situation. There is an urgent need to vaccinate and increase our immunity in order to break the chains of transmission of the virus. Where necessary, effective public health measures, including social distancing and the wearing of masks, should be taken. We must act quickly and decisively to limit the spread of the virus and mitigate its impact and impact. ”

In most EU countries, local authorities, even without instructions from the “center”, independently call for more active vaccination against coronavirus, including with booster, that is, third doses. Of course, no one is being driven to vaccinations with sticks, but for anti-vaccination people there is still a “stick policy”.

So, in particular, the German government intends to prohibit unvaccinated citizens from visiting cultural institutions, events, shopping and entertainment centers (SEC) – in general, everything except pharmacies, grocery stores and medical facilities. It is curious that it will not be possible for an unvaccinated person to get into a grocery supermarket or shop located, for example, directly in the mall, even through a separate entrance. Of course, such plans disturb the population, in connection with which the Bundestag is considering the possibility of universal vaccination.

In this case, however, the question arises whether everyone is allowed to be vaccinated for health reasons: in Russia, for example, doctors are in no hurry to send vaccinate patients with chronic autoimmune diseases. The discussion of the decision on the possibility of universal vaccination in Germany will last until January of next year, after which, if approved, will enter into force.

To overcome the spread of “Omicron”, many believe, it would be effective to close the borders within the European Union. However, the French Foreign Ministry has already stated that this will not happen immediately and the countries will prefer to act situationally. The complete and one-time closure of all borders is dangerous with serious logistical costs: and this is not only food, but also medicines.

The Prime Minister of the UK that left the EU, Boris Johnson, in turn, believes that it is necessary to continue to act within the same framework as before, without looking at the new strain. It is not difficult to understand it: “lockdowns” on the continent and the possible severing of trade ties to the proud island Kingdom are unlikely to benefit now.

“Johnson speaks as a politician who has not yet shown himself from his best side,” said Briton David Blinkensopp from Sheffield in this regard in a conversation with MK. – Therefore, he tries to convince everyone that everything is okay, that you just need to move forward. I'm not sure if this is the right path, he should have looked at the EU, where they are doing at least something. My friends there complain that they are injecting something. But this is often not done in vain. “

Not at all easier than in Europe, the spread of Omicron is on the other side of the Atlantic.

By the end of the week, US President Joe Biden, whose ratings continue to plummet, reached out to Americans with his five-step plan to tackle the pandemic: Scaling up a booster campaign across the country, expanding networks of family clinics where vaccinations can be obtained, and making access easier. of the population to be tested at home, strengthening medical personnel, intensifying efforts to vaccinate the rest of the world, and strengthening travel regulations for people coming to the United States.

The problem, American observers note, is that while Europe is talking about toughening existing measures and the possibility of introducing new ones, the United States is only proposing an extension of the previous restrictions, which have already proved their ineffectiveness. Some experts doubt that Biden can do much to change the current trajectory of the pandemic.

“He faces a hostile public, hostile political opposition and a hostile judicial system,” recalls Lawrence Gostin, professor of public health at Georgetown University. in close contact with the White House. “And so he only has to do what is largely ineffective.”

The so-called “winter” strategy for countering the coronavirus was in the works even before the Omicron variant was discovered late last month, and the administration is cautious not to take more aggressive measures (which health experts say could quickly curb the pandemic) – for example , the introduction of vaccination requirements for households, compulsory quarantines for them in the event of even one sick person, etc. The reason for this indecision also lies in the political plane. Fearing further fomenting opposition by the GOP, Democrats are extremely timidly probing the soil.

The Biden administration also continues to fight Republican governors over mask and vaccination requirements that could help reduce cases in most affected cities. In states such as Florida and Texas, Republican leaders are upholding their right not to follow various preventive measures and, unfortunately for Biden, the American political tradition (and legislation) is on their side.

The situation can reverse the sad fact is that the number of victims of the coronavirus in the “covid-dissident” states is growing. However, earlier this did not motivate proud anti-vaccines and anti-masochists. White House officials and others close to tackling the pandemic agree on the weak potential of Biden's five-step system, although some believe fear of the unexplored Omicron will cause someone to take a root.

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Lavrov announced the return to Europe of the scenario of “military confrontation”

NATO rejects Russian proposals to de-escalate tensions, Lavrov said. Earlier in Germany began to discuss the possibility of withdrawing nuclear weapons. In case of refusal, NATO promised to transfer it to Eastern Europe

COVID infections break pandemic records across Europe as fourth wave continues to wreak havoc

Coronavirus infections have once again broken records in nations across Europe, prompting new curbs on movement and making health experts think again about booster vaccination shots.

Key points:

  • Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Hungary have posted record daily cases
  • Several countries are considering new restrictions and curbs on movement 
  • Europe's public health agency has recommended booster vaccinations for people over 40

Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Hungary all reported new highs in daily infections as winter grips Europe and people gather indoors in the run-up to Christmas, providing a perfect breeding ground for COVID-19.

Slovakia's government followed the example of neighbouring Austria on Wednesday and ordered a two-week lockdown to quell the world's fastest rise in COVID-19 cases as the number of people in hospital reached a critical level in a nation where vaccination levels remain low.

Poland has said it will have to tighten restrictions if it does not see daily case numbers decreasing in the near future, and the Netherlands will announce new measures on Friday.

France is also expected to announce new containment measures but said it did not plan a new lockdown like some other European Union countries.

Meanwhile, Denmark's government has proposed reintroducing mandatory face mask usage on public transport, in shops and in the healthcare sector.

LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemicInfections hit record highs 

The Czech Republic reported its highest daily rise in infections, with cases surpassing 25,000 for the first time.

The government is looking to institute mandatory vaccines for people over 60 and some professions, like healthcare workers.

The Netherlands recorded more than 23,700 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

Hungary reported a record 12,637 new daily COVID-19 cases.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, which opposes further lockdowns for fear of stifling the economy, launched a vaccination campaign this week, offering shots without prior registration.

But the idea of mandatory vaccinations has also raised concerns among Hungarians.

The WHO has warned of a "false sense of security" over the protection offered by vaccines.(AP: Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse)

Italy on Wednesday also tightened the screws on people still unwilling to take a COVID jab, sharply restricting access to an array of services and making vaccines mandatory for a wider group of public sector workers.

Authorities in Russia, where daily coronavirus-related deaths are near record highs, said they were scouring social networks and media websites to find people spreading false claims about the dangers of vaccination, the latest in a series of measures to invigorate sluggish inoculation rates.

Russia also announced progress in its Sputnik suite of vaccines, with a new version aimed at children and a nasal spray.

Many German regions have already started to impose tighter rules amid the country's worst COVID surge yet as the curtain comes down on the Angela Merkel era, including demanding that vaccinated people show a negative test to attend indoor events.

Outgoing Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Monday that by the end of the winter almost everyone in Germany would be "vaccinated, recovered or dead".

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Amid the latest surge in cases, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the EU public health agency, recommended vaccine boosters for all adults, with priority for those over 40.

The announcement has been a major shift from its previous guidance which suggested the extra doses should be considered for older frail people and those with weakened immune systems.

"Available evidence emerging from Israel and the UK shows a significant increase in protection against infection and severe disease following a booster dose in all age groups in the short term," the ECDC said in a report published on Wednesday.

Many EU countries have already begun giving booster doses to their populations but are using different criteria to make priorities and different intervals between the first shots and boosters.

ECDC head Andrea Ammon said boosters would increase protection against infection caused by waning immunity and "could potentially reduce the transmission in the population and prevent additional hospitalisations and deaths".

She advised countries with low levels of vaccination to speed up their rollouts and warned of high risks of a further spike in deaths and hospitalisations in Europe in December and January if the recommended measures are not introduced.

Several Central and Eastern European countries are reporting record numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths. (AP: Valentina Petrova)WHO warns of 'false sense of security'

Those recommendations came as World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, acknowledging that Europe was again at the epicentre of the pandemic, warned against a "false sense of security" over the protection offered by vaccines.

"No country is out of the woods," he told reporters, adding that he hoped a consensus could be found at a World Trade Organization ministerial meeting next week for an IP waiver for pandemic vaccines, already supported by more than 100 countries.

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Sweden would begin gradually rolling out boosters to all adults, government and health officials said.

Booster shots of mRNA vaccine have been offered to people aged 65 or above, with an eye to eventually extending the shots to other groups.

"We are faced with an uncertain winter," Health Minister Lena Hallengren told a news conference.

"You can contribute by staying home if you're sick or by getting vaccinated if you haven't already, and taking your booster when you're offered it."

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Coronavirus update: Anzac Day services cancelled, stock market cops record drop while Trump tells shoppers to ‘just relax’


The Australian stock market has suffered its biggest one-day drop since the 1987 share market crash, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for calm and travel bans to combat the COVID-19 pandemic come into effect.

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Monday’s key moments

Anzac Day commemorations cancelled in most states


Anzac Day marches will not be held this year. (ABC News: Taryn Southcombe)

The RSL branches across Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia have cancelled some Anzac Day events.

While some dawn services will still go ahead, members of the public have been asked not to attend.

The move, which comes more than a month out from the services, has been made to try and limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect older veterans.

“On April 25, when you can’t go to a local dawn service, the RSL is asking that instead you tune in via radio, social media or television and take a moment to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans and those who are still serving today,” RSL Victoria state president Dr Robert Webster said.

The Australian War Memorial is yet to make a final decision, but said it would act on the health advice of the ACT and federal governments.

Supermarkets to bring in more staff, special shopping times to deal with panic-buyers

Things have, at times, become nasty in some supermarkets as shoppers rushed to hoard items over fears of shortages.

The coronavirus pandemic has lead to panic-buying and scuffles in the aisles so this week Coles and Woolworths are opening exclusively for the elderly and those with a disability for one hour each morning.

“We know many of our elderly customers have been missing out on essential items when they shop,” Woolworths Supermarkets managing director Claire Peters said.

“This temporary measure will give them, and those with a disability, the opportunity to shop before our stores officially open — helping them obtain the essential items they need most in a less crowded environment.”

Coles is also hiring an extra 5,000 casual workers.

Boarding schools could become ‘like cruise ships’

Some parents with children in boarding schools have been told to expect a call to bring them home to prevent a “cruise ship-like” scenario, Association of Independent Schools of NSW chief executive Geoff Newcombe says.

The school names have not been announced as final preparations for remote schooling are still underway and parents are yet to be informed.

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However, the ABC understands several private schools across Australia — so far, as many as 10 — will contact parents on Monday night or Tuesday morning to tell them they are sending students home to start remote learning, which will commence later this week.

“The Department of Health has made it clear to us that they understand that boarding schools have to be considered in a slightly different context to day schools,” Dr Newcombe told the ABC.

“If one boarder became ill then of course health has told us that boarding schools would be put in lockdown similar to the cruise ships.”

The ABC understands NSW Health is formalising advice for boarding schools, which the association will pass on to schools later on Monday or on Tuesday morning.

Airport chaos as Trump urges people not to hoard goods and to ‘just relax’


Donald Trump urged people to remain calm. (AP: Alex Brandon)

US President Donald Trump has told Americans to stop panic-buying supplies as the fallout from the spread of coronavirus causes chaos at airports across the country.

Increased screening measures have caused huge delays at major US airports, like Chicago’s O’Hare International where about 3,000 travellers returning from Europe were stuck inside customs for hours over the weekend.

Mr Trump has moved to reassure people that grocers would stay open and stocked.

“You don’t have to buy so much,” Mr Trump said.

“Take it easy. Just relax.”

ASX down after record fall as US Federal Reserve cuts interest rate

The Australian stock market has shed $165 billion, starting the week with its largest ever daily drop as coronavirus fears continue to hammer markets.

The ASX opened 7.12 per cent down but bounced back slightly to 5 per cent down by 11:25am (AEDT).

However, by the end of the day’s trading it had closed down 9.7 per cent at 5,120 points, in the largest daily percentage fall on record.

The broader All Ordinaries also had its largest one-day fall since the 1987 stock market crash, ending 9.5 per cent down and losing $165 billion in value.

The big four bank stocks all lost more than 10 per cent and energy stocks were also hit hard.

Travel-related companies were sharply lower following the announcement of forced self-isolation for all people entering Australia from overseas.

The market fall came after the US Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by a full percentage point in a bid to help the economy withstand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The RBA is expected to announce further policy measures on Thursday to support the economy.

States and territories issue emergency declarations

South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have all issued emergency declarations due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The declarations give the states and territories powers to detain and penalise people for breaking quarantine rules as well as restrict public movement and ban mass gatherings.


Daniel Andrews said the state of emergency would remain in place as long as necessary.

Yesterday SA Premier Steven Marshall said coronavirus would be treated as a public health emergency.

This morning ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr followed suit and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mr Andrews said the state of emergency would come into effect from midday today and run for at least four weeks.

Western Australia has also declared a state of emergency and emergency powers have been invoked in New South Wales to force the immediate cancellation of public events of more than 500 people.

Those who defy the cancellation order face fines of up to $11,000.

Patient who travelled to Hamilton Island tests positive for coronavirus

Queensland Health authorities are attempting to trace people who may have come into contact with a man diagnosed with coronavirus who recently travelled to Hamilton Island, off the coast of tropical north Queensland.

The 36-year-old is now being treated in Mackay Base Hospital.

ABC understands the patient recently travelled from New South Wales where they were first tested.

The case was not included in Queensland’s daily tally as it is being handled by New South Wales.

A statement posted by the Mackay Hospital and Health Service said authorities were retracing the patient’s steps.

“Contact tracing is well underway,” the statement said.

“This means that we are directly contacting people who are known to have been in close contact with the person while they might have been infectious.

“If there are further public health alerts, we’ll let you know.”

Scott Morrison calls for coronavirus calm


Scott Morrison has done a round of early morning media in a bid to calm fears about coronavirus. (ABC News: Matt Roberts)

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said Australians need to “help each other out” as the nation contends with the spread of coronavirus.

“A state of emergency is not a state of panic,” Mr Morrison said.

“A state of emergency puts in place special powers for state governments to help manage the spread of a health epidemic.”

He also urged shoppers to stop panic buying, as supermarket chains announced restricted opening hours solely for elderly people and those with a disability.

“Let’s all look after each other and be respectful to each other and help each other out,” Mr Morrison said.

Mr Morrison also announced that he would meet with the Treasurer and Finance Minister this afternoon to discuss further economic measures, following last week’s $17 billion stimulus package.

The Prime Minister will also relocate to Canberra to be closer to bureaucrats and make it easier to conduct meetings of the National Security Committee of Cabinet.

Visitors could be banned from aged care facilities


Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with Health Minister Greg Hunt, left, and deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly, at a press conference earlier this month. (ABC News: Tamara Penniket)

Health authorities are considering whether to restrict visitation to aged care facilities to protect elderly people from the spread of the coronavirus.

Deputy chief medical officer Professor Paul Kelly said chief medical officers from around the nation would meet in person this afternoon to consider what more should be done to protect high-risk groups.

“There are a range of measures that we put in place in flu seasons when there’s a large number of influenza cases in the community or indeed if there is an outbreak within an aged care facility,” he said.

Addressing media at a press briefing in Canberra, Professor Kelly also said the Government needed to be “careful and prudent” about its use of testing.

After one testing clinic was opened, 1,600 people were tested but just one was found to be positive.

“You need to look at where you get your best bang for your buck,” he said.

He declined a request to elaborate, saying only that “we’re continuing to test”.

Sydney school closed, but most remain open

While large gatherings are banned, most schools and universities will remain open.

Despite that, a primary school in Sydney’s south-west was closed this morning, after a visitor tested positive for coronavirus.

St Christopher’s Catholic Primary School, in Panania, is closed for cleaning today.

Last Thursday afternoon, about 40 staff from different schools attended a professional development event at the school and at the weekend one of those people tested positive for coronavirus.

According to modelling from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that Hong Kong — which closed schools — was more successful in containing the virus than Singapore, which did not.

Aussie travellers face uncertainty


Adelaide nurse Marcelle is holidaying in Thailand, but now wonders what awaits her on the return home. (ABC: Amy Bainbridge)

Thousands of Australians travelling overseas are weighing up their options for returning home, amid news they must self-isolate for 14 days when they arrive back in the country.

When Adelaide nurse Marcelle left home for Thailand just over a week ago, she closely monitored travel advice before she left.

“We kept an eye on Smart Traveller and it was a moderate risk for Thailand — there was no warning about not going, it was just to exercise a normal degree of caution,” she said.

“We did um and ah, but thought, ‘OK, we’re guided by the government website.’ So this has sort of come as a bit of a shock.”

Marcelle is in Railay in southern Thailand and now faces the prospect or returning home to self-isolation at a time when her workplace needs staff to help deal with the outbreak.

“I’m not sure what it means in terms of work, is it paid leave, is it sick leave? Luckily I’ve got sick leave available,” she said.

“Even things like how do we get from the airport to home, do we have to wear a mask in the taxi?

“I don’t think the enormity of it will hit until we’re actually home.”

A-League and W-League to play behind closed doors, NRL players face pay cut


James Johnson says football will continue, but without a crowd. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts)

The A-League and W-League will continue to be played despite the coronavirus outbreak, with games taking place in empty stadiums, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has said.

FFA chief executive officer James Johnson said the game was facing an “unprecedented challenge” and warned further measures may be enacted as the situation developed.

“This is an unprecedented time and extremely complex for the sport and also the society at large,” he said.

“We anticipate further decisions as the days and weeks go on because we really don’t know how this virus will evolve.”

With the uncertainty around what will happen, NRL boss Todd Greenberg has warned of significant financial and commercial impacts, including reducing players’ pay.

Cutting salaries would be an extreme measure but if matches are cancelled, it could be one of the consequences.

“We have a number of games we have to fulfil to provide content to our broadcasters, and the broadcasters pay us a fee for that,” he said.

“Clearly, if we don’t provide the content as scheduled, there are commercial impacts to that.”

Festival featuring Crowded House and Alanis Morissette cancelled

For the first time in 30 years, the Bluesfest music festival will not take place this year.

The event has been cancelled due to the public health act order the NSW Government enacted on Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival, which drew more than 105,000 people to Byron Bay across five days in 2019, was set to feature a bill that included US megastars Dave Matthews Band, local icons Crowded House and punk legend Patti Smith.

In a statement, festival director Peter Noble said it was “obvious” the festival, set to run April 9-13, could not go on.

“We are heartbroken as we believe we were presenting one of the best ever bills of talent for you,” he said.

“We are now working through how to move forward and to give you details. I thank you for allowing us enough time to get everything in place for the best possible outcome for everyone.”

Nearly 1,500 now dead in Italy, shortage of intensive care beds


Italian authorities are now worried they may begin to run out of intensive care beds in the worst-hit areas of the country. (Reuters: Massimo Pinca)


Pope Francis prays before a crucifix that in 1552 was carried in a procession around Rome to stop the great plague. (AP: Vatican News)

Italian authorities say they are worried about how much longer the country’s strained health systems can cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

Sunday’s 368 new deaths brought the country’s death toll to 1,441, with 24,747 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

While the virus has begun spreading rapidly across Europe, Italy remains the second most heavily affected country after China, where the illness first emerged, and the outbreak has shown no signs of slowing.

Lombardy, the heavily populated area around the financial capital Milan, has been the worst-affected region with 1,218 deaths.

Despite Italy’s lockdown, Pope Francis has visited two churches in Rome to pray for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain to isolate older people


Britain intends to isolate older people and will move to put those diagnosed with coronavirus into quarantine. (Reuters: Toby Melville)

Britain is planning to isolate older people “within weeks”, and will move to put anyone diagnosed with coronavirus into quarantine.

British Heath Secretary Matt Hancock said people aged over 70 would be shielded from the virus by being forced to self-isolate for up to four months, with an announcement “in the coming weeks”.

Your questions on coronavirus answered:

The number of deaths of Britons with coronavirus jumped by 14 to 35, while the total number of people diagnosed rose by 20 per cent to 1,372, health authorities said on Sunday.

Europe ramping up isolation measures


Spain’s Prime Minister announced a two-week state of emergency from Saturday. (AP: Alvaro Barrientos)

European nations are closing bars and restaurants, and tightening borders.

Europe is now the epicentre of the outbreak, and the death toll from the disease has gone up dramatically in the last 24 hours.

  • Health authorities in Spain say deaths from COVID-19 have doubled in 24 hours — a day after the Government declared a state of emergency and took extraordinary measures to limit movement
  • Germany has announced it will restrict border entries from neighbouring countries
  • Austria is banning gatherings of more than five people
  • Despite widespread restrictions in France, voters have gone to the polls for local elections
  • In the Netherlands and Belgium, gyms and cinemas are closed as well as most shops — excluding those selling food and medicine
  • Slovenia’s public transport system has been closed and Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, has announced it is suspending most of its activities

Iran sees largest single-day jump

Iran has reported its biggest single day jump in fatalities, with another 113 deaths, bringing its death toll to more than 700 and there are fears the pandemic could overwhelm health facilities in the country.

Elsewhere in the Middle East, two of the most sacred sites in Islam, the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, have been closed until further notice.

Video: Dr Norman Swan explains some news terms, such as social distancing, that have entered the lexicon with coronavirus.



Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news

Germany shooting leaves six dead, several injured


Six people were killed and another two wounded in a shooting in the town of Rot am See in Germany’s south-west, police say.

The suspect’s parents were among the dead and the other victims also were believed to be relatives.

A man called police shortly after 12.45pm (local time) on Friday and told them he had killed several people, regional police chief Reiner Moeller said at a news conference.

Police kept the man on the line and, when they arrived at the scene several minutes later, arrested a 26-year-old German national as the suspect in the slayings, Mr Moeller said.

Officers found the bodies of six people — three women and three men, ages 36 to 69 — in and behind a building where a bar is located.

Another two people were hurt, and one of them has life-threatening injuries, Mr Moeller said. The suspect also threatened two children, ages 12 and 14.

The suspect had a licence to own firearms as a shooting club member, Mr Moeller said. Authorities believe he used a semi-automatic pistol.


Forensic experts enter the building where the shooting took place. (Reuters: Ralph Orlowski)

“We can’t say anything so far about the motive,” he said.

“Because of the victims and the wounded, we believe it was a family drama, since according to what we know at present all were related to each other.”

The suspect’s mother and father were among the dead and there was no indication that there were additional perpetrators, police said.

Rot am See, a town of several thousand, is located some 135 kilometres south-east of Frankfurt.

Gun control laws in Germany are among the most stringent in Europe.

In 2002, a massacre of 16 people by a 19-year-old shooter at a high school in the city of Erfurt saw the country increase restrictions on gun ownership.

A 17-year-old killed 15 people at a high school in the southwestern town of Winnenden in 2009, seeing a further tightening of gun laws.


Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news

Versatile – Escape Wagon Lyrics

Play this song

[Intro: Coolio]

Yo cuz, Ringsend and Compton on a track… What the fuck’s up with that?

[Verse 1: Casper]

Where I come from bricks get danced on
Then sold by the fellas with the amps on
To be bought to be bought by moi
So I get me hole quicker than a tampon
I never gave a bollox about politics
Cause all I ever wanted was me bollox
Mr. Cool’s got the big bollox
Step back ‘fore he fills you full of hollow tips

[Verse 2: Coolio]

Pitty pat, pitty pat
Hard on the kitty cat
Triple X got the pussy gushing on a kitty mat
Pretty face, long hair thighs and the titties fat
Got her ass screaming who is he? Where’d you get him at?
Then she start yelling it don’t matter just don’t put him back, got the pussy full is he Irish? Or is he black?
I guess it don’t matter
Just as long as he a pussy mat
Player pimp pulling up in a killer Cadillac
He’s mine he’s mine I want em all the time
The pussy belong to him no ninety-nine
He on that gangster shit
He give me gangster dick
Oh what am I to do?
Now I got a gangster clit
Do it well all the time make the pussy swell
Then it’s back to the house in the beat
With no pussy smell

[Bridge: Casper]

Make a bomb in the kip then make that shit blow
Fucking pretty women and I’m dipping out their window

[Chorus: Casper]

She drop it low and she’s teasing man
But I can never love I’m too freezing man
Darling please understand
Your fella wants a go is he bleeding mad?
I’ve two keys in my hand
One is for your man the other’s for my wagon
My escape wagon X3
Now watch me disappear when this rave is done

[Verse 3: Eskimo]

Four figure digit outfit no shit
Patek on the wrist now you know it’s legit
Ice around the neck
Gold on the kicks
I never carry weapons but the boys stay equipped
Don’t ask why pal it has to be done
Married women wanna suck me like a Capri-sun
They want the young bull
They want me I run the clubs while their beer-belly fellas are running straight to the club, (Gangsta, Gangsta)
I won’t sleep on a bed if the sheets aren’t silk
Sleep with a youngone if I know she’s not filth
All day sitting on me hole no guilt
All day bitching in me ear I’m not built to be dealing with no hood rat
They love me but I can’t love back
Asking will I ever come back?
I never come back

[Chorus: Casper]

[Outro: Coolio]

Ringsend and Compton
You always knew it was gonna happen
Ringsend.. the Compton of Europe
Drink some syrup
The Compton of Europe

Future – Faceshot Lyrics

I’ma run this one all way down
Non-stop, you know what I’m sayin’?
See how I’m comin’?
(I just told Richie we rich)

Yeah, playin’ with the girl out in Fresno (Yeah)
I like to get hyphy for a kilo (Yeah)
I fuck with lil’ shawty, she got deep throat (Yeah)
Get your ass hit for a C-note (Yeah, yeah)
Push start, big foreign (Big foreign)
In the nick trap with the big 40 (Big 40)
Stuffed the M inside the Goyard (Million dollars)
My natural job dope boy (D boy)

[Verse 1]
Skrrt, skrrt in a fast car (Skrrt, skrrt)
Skrrt, skrrt in a fast toy (Skrrt, skrrt)
Skrrt, skrrt, cook the yay’ up (Skrrt, skrrt)
Skrrt, skrrt, got my weight up (Yee)
Gold-wrapped ten stack, got a nigga geeked (Skrrt)
I go shoppin’ in Europe, nigga, I ain’t cheap (Skrrt)
Lost count, put up all the profit ten weeks (Skrrt)
Just in one week, it sold a thousand pounds on one street
Gold on my teeth, put some red bottoms on my feet
I fuck with freaks, one, two, three, keep it a G
Motherfuck them hoes, we treat ’em like the police
Motherfuckin’ throwed, my niggas tryna OD, yeah

Yeah, playin’ with the girl out in Fresno (Yeah)
I like to get hyphy for a kilo (Yeah)
I fuck with lil’ shawty, she got deep throat (Yeah)
Get your ass hit for a C-note (Yeah, yeah)
Push start, big foreign (Big foreign)
In the nick trap with the big 40 (Big 40)
Stuffed the M inside the Goyard (Million dollars)
My natural job dope boy (D boy)

[Verse 2]
Skrrt, skrrt, that’s my wrist talkin’ (That’s talkin’)
Skrrt, skrrt, the pot moonwalkin’ (Moonwalkin’)
Skrrt, skrrt, that that new forty (That new forty)
Skrrt, skrrt, they goin’ 730 (730)
Since we made it out the swamp, it must be hell (730)
I’m Young Pluto, bitch, I’m trappin’ out Chanel (730)
One thousand dollars for all my shoes, I’m very rare (True story)
Ayy, fuck a dog collar, nigga, I’m a bear (Dog)
Ain’t gon’ front, I brought out the egg beater (Huh)
Rich nigga but I’m seein’ dead people (Ain’t gon’ front)
Lordy, all these models all head eaters (Yeah, yeah)
Half of these bitches sleepin’ with the Grim Reaper (Woo)
Rich nigga, put eight in on one liter (Woo)
Had to buy some extra diamonds to make my arms even (Woo)
You not upper echelon, you not a don neither
We gettin’ the same money as Illuminati (‘Luminati)
He wanna prove a point and try to catch a body (Catch a body)
They gon’ double up the money for the faceshot (For the faceshot)
They gon’ kidnap his wife for the safe spot (For that safe spot)
Tell ’em shoot her in the face, bitch, I hate thots (Yeah, I hate thots)

Yeah, playin’ with the girl out in Fresno (Yeah)
I like to get hyphy for a kilo (Yeah)
I fuck with lil’ shawty, she got deep throat (Yeah)
Get your ass hit for a C-note (Yeah)
Push start, big foreign (Big foreign)
In the nick trap with the big 40 (Big 40)
Stuffed the M inside the Goyard (Million dollars)
My natural job dope boy (Dope boy, dope boy, dope boy)

Tee Grizzley – Hellcat

Helluva made this beat, baby
They scammin’ in my city, it’s a jugg, facts
We don’t bang gangs, we rep hoods, yes
I’m from Joy Road, Lee from Six Mile, Mario from Brightmoor
Beam on every strap, when we up states you see a light show, hol’ up
ACTIVATED drop May 11th, man
That’s three days before my old dude birthday, rest in peace
You know I got you, big baby
Shout-out to BocBoy JB, nigga, this beat hard as fuck

Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at
Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at

[Verse 1]
In the trenches wit’ a 100 of ’em
Hellcat got 200 on it
Niggas want beef, put money on ’em
High school days used to have niggas runnin’ from me
Shoes Italian with German
Pockets on [?], no Sherman
Street niggas gettin’ chased like surgeons
Everything foreign down to my Balenciagas
My hoe from Europe
Draco wit’ that blue light from Wakanda
Tell them boys that I want yo’ top, better not let them spot you
In the trap house dressed like a whole cop, .45 wit’ the binoculars
[?] street no thermos
Thirty hangin’ out no curfew
In the Maybach, closed curtains
Y’all niggas clowns, no circus
Say my name, they merkin’
She know I’m showin’ up, she fuckin’
If y’all niggas feelin’ like Kermit, chopper ready lil’ nigga start jumpin’

Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at
Ridin’ in the motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at

[Verse 2]
When I go on stage I’m in Givenchy drip
Come back to the trenches, I take off that pretty shit
Probably in my Dickies fit
Hair trigger, don’t hit my hip
I’m motivation for the ‘Gram, might up a fifty strip
And that Bentley truck so big, I might hit her in the whip
She got up out my bed and left to Philly for a trip
That ain’t the only thing she left, that bitch left hickies on my dick
Free Meek Milly, niggas can’t even pop no wheelies ’round this bitch
If I drove to your city, I got all sticks
I’m a grizzly but I be wit’ all pits
Yo’ bitch ain’t see no money, she got all dick
When she asked me for a bag, I told her, "Naw, bitch!"
And my niggas on the east side all rich
Ain’t sittin’ in no trap, they take them long trips
You a turnaround and come back wit’ that dog shit
No finessin’, we would nail you to the cross quick

Ridin’ in this motherfuckin’ Hellcat
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
Rest in peace pops, I need my mans back
Math the only subject I ain’t fail at
Shit we smokin’ strong, you could smell that
When it come to gettin’ this money, we can’t fail that
If I catch a opp he gettin’ his head wet
It ain’t gon’ stop there, I want his mans next

Sango – Khlorine (feat. Smino)

Família.. esquenta com o amanhã não
Viva o presente, viva o momento, viva o aqui e o agora que é só isso que interessa
Única coisa que você tem é o presente, o passado já foi, o futuro virá mais ninguém sabe como virá
Portanto faça sua parte.. a mudança pode acontecer e só depende de você.. Deus abençoe!

Purple sky, 4:44 AM
‘Bout to, burn this jay get some Z’s
Country fried bands in my pants, shawty dance
Pop it (pop it), like she dropped it in grease
She say "Smino, lately it been so boring
Heard you do a lot of exploring"
She let me in in the water like chlorine
Cleaner than chlorine, lately it feel like I’m morphing
Fame like a drug but your fame’s like morphine
Innanet just make more fiends

[Post Chorus]
Take a break let me break you off
Face, might break her off
I’m a fanatic, exotic, all this Europe so erotic
Take a break let me break you off
Heat it up like Ben and Jones
I’m off that duss’ and chronic, loud turned up that’s Panasonic

[Verse 1]
All learned up shout out my mama
I been overseas spreading holy seed
Hope for peace, can only hope for peace
I been magazine cover posing up
No fatigue can’t help but notice us from Magnolia to Mongolia
Hope the cops don’t come approaching us
My mans he got ones on him
Plus he just got laid off so he move on em
Plus we in this mufuh, more lit than four corner
She toss me them bikini bottoms
And I give her more barnacle
Pork in the room, do it like St. Louis do

Purple sky, 4:44 AM
‘Bout to, burn this jays get some Z’s
Country fried bands in my pants, shawty dance
Pop it (pop it), like she dropped it in grease
She say "Smino, lately it been so boring
Heard you do a lot of exploring"
She let me in the water like chlorine
Cleaner than chlorine, lately it feel like a morphine
Fame like a drug but your fames like morphine
Imminent just make morphine

[Post Chorus]
Take a break let me break you off
Face, might break her off
I’m a fanatic, exotic, all this Europe so erotic
Take a break let me break you off
Heat it up like Ben and Jones
I’m off that duss’ and chronic, loud turned up that’s Panasonic

[Verse 2]
She ride me, she rolling like a Cadillac
Wanna cut it got the battle axe
In a few times she rush on the real
Put my city right back on the map
She bust it, she push it like a bottle rocket
Baby I’m not gon’ knock it
Last thing I do, actually boo
I see the passion in you asking if you
Ever been down to the Lou
Grass got me feeling sport
Crown got me feeling royal
Chevron Don, off the oil
I went from employee to employed
Had to get **** a degree
I grew up real crazy like Orlando bruh
They wasn’t expecting the key

Purple sky, 4:44 AM
‘Bout to, burn this jay get some Z’s
Country fried bands in my pants, shawty dance
Pop it (pop it), like she dropped it in grease
She say "Smino, lately it been so boring
Heard you do a lot of exploring"
She let me in the water like chlorine
Cleaner than chlorine, lately it feel like a morphine
Fame like a drug but your fames like morphine
Imminent just make morphine

[Post Chorus]
Take a break let me break you off
Face, might break her off
I’m a fanatic, exotic, all this Europe so erotic
Take a break let me break you off
Heat it up like Ben and Jones
I’m off that duss’ and chronic, loud turned up that’s Panasonic


Russ Drops New Song “Some Time” [Listen]

Russ Drops new reflective single “Some Time”.

Early this morning Russ notified fans on Twitter that his new song was out, he also hinted that more is in the pipeline.



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— Russ (@russdiemon) January 25, 2018


— Russ (@russdiemon) January 25, 2018

It’s not surprising to see Russ releasing a new single. Since his last album “There’s Really a Wolf”, released back in May of last year fans have been railing for more jingle from the multitalented rapper/ singer /song writer/ producer. The rapper will be touring Europe in February through to March, afterwards he will be back in the US where he will perform at the The Governors Ball Music Festival 2018 at Randall’s Island, New York.

Below is the new music video, watch and leave your comments.

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NF – No Name

Look, people ask me what the future is
All I know is I’ll be doin’ this
All I know is things are moving quick
That’s convenient for me ’cause that’s how I live
Now they see me out here movin’ up
You don’t like me, that makes two of us
Time change, yeah, I can’t adjust
Yo, it’s who you are not who you was, oh my
Yeah, just went to Europe, they said the single is working
I think I’m learning, I am way more than what people might think when they look on the surface
What is my purpose? Yeah
That is a question that I have been asking myself and it hurts
‘Cause it’s prolly something I should already know but I don’t know it yet, I’m tryna grow as a person, woo!
I’m sick of people tellin’ people I’m here ’cause of marketing dollars, oh
You think that everything is gonna blow just ’cause you market it harder? No
I got my hands in everything, now they out here tryna get to me
Stop tryna lecture me
You don’t compare to my level of thinking, so why do you think you compare to my energy, huh?
Small circle, but the number’s growin’
Fame called me, I’m like, "How you doin’?"
Hung up on him, I ain’t ready for it
I’ll get back to that when I make album four
Less talking, I’ve been workin’ more
Better me is what I’m workin’ towards
Y’all judgin’, but we not in court, no, we not in court, oh Lord!
Last couple years, let’s recap
I make a livin’ off of writin’ out my regrets
I’m doin’ me, I don’t care where the scene’s at
Try to give me feedback, I don’t really need that
I used to walk on stage in a V-neck
I used to wear a lil’ tie with a black vest
I came a long way, why you lookin’ upset?
I’m tryna paint a picture, get the vision, you ain’t hear it yet, woo!
Look, hold up, hold up, wait a minute, please
Flow’s switchin’, I got ADD
Brain scatters when you play the beat
It don’t matter what you say to me
I’ll be doin’ this at 83
I’ve been doin’ this since ABC’s
In the major leagues doin’ major things, don’t play with me, woo!
I’m livin’ life in the fast lane
Wake up every morning thinkin’ I’ma have a bad day
Drive my own car, I don’t like the valet
Parked, then I go into my mind with an AK
Shoot every thought in my head then it rotates
Losin’ it all, but I think that I’m okay
Who is involved? I don’t know, but I’m insane
Poof! And I’m gone, wanna call me a no name, what!?
I’m prolly not what you thought
I’m prolly not what you thought
I used to judge everybody that wasn’t like me ’til I learned it was wrong
Girl told me I should get it together and get out the dark
I’m tryna give her my heart
That’s when I sit in my car, writin’ for hours until I can barely talk
I mean, where do I start?
Feels like I’m fallin’ apart
Act like my image is hard
I always put up my guard
Even when talkin’ to God
Sit in my room and I plot
Everything that I’m not
Comes out in the music I jot
I give it all that I got
I give it all that I got!
I’m tryna think out the box, no!
Yeah, I got people standing outside a bus screaming my name
I don’t come out and take pictures, they tell me I changed
I don’t smile in VIPs, you get mad like, "You know what I paid?"
Guess I don’t know what to say
Guess I don’t know what to say
I leave it all on the stage
I leave it all on the stage

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