Paccording to him, Putin stated the need for cooperation “in the development of various vaccines.” With regard to the possible registration of Sputnik V in Switzerland, the President noted that the necessary documents should be provided for this
Vladimir Putin iGi Parmelen
Swiss President Guy Parmelin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin during the talks pointed to the need to establish cooperation in the development of vaccines.
“President Putin raised issues related to COVID-19. He spoke about the need for cooperation in the development of various vaccines, ” Parmelin noted (quoted by TASS).
Commenting on the possibility of registering the Russian vaccine “Sputnik V”, Parmelin said that for this it is necessary to provide the relevant documentation to the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic).
On Wednesday, June 16, the first meeting of the Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, took place in Geneva. After that, Putin held a press conference, and then went to meet with the President of Switzerland.
The leaders of the two states did not hold a joint press conference after the talks, and Putin was the first to address the journalists. He announced the return to Moscow and Washington of the ambassadors who had been recalled for consultations in the spring. Putin also said that relations between the two countries have accumulated “a lot of blockages”, but, according to him, there was no hostility at the talks.
Biden called the atmosphere of the meeting with Putin “good and positive”. According to him, now there are real prospects for improving relations between Russia and the United States.
The use of the vaccine “Sputnik V” is currently allowed in two countries of the European Union-Hungary and Slovakia. The Ministry of Health assumed that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and WHO will approve the drug in the coming months.
According to the Swiss Ministry of Health, two vaccines have now been approved in the country: a drug from Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as the American vaccine Moderna. The British vaccine AstraZeneca and the German Curevac are in the process of approval.
Over the past day, 159 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Switzerland. As of June 13, the number of vaccine doses administered was 6.1 million (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are being administered in two stages). The population of the country is 8.5 million people. Since the end of May, bars and restaurants have been opened in Switzerland, and the authorities have lifted restrictions on visiting sports and cultural events.
Despite the wide range of issues that the presidents discussed at the talks, their joint statement deals exclusively with strategic arms control and reducing the risk of a nuclear conflict
Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden
Even in times of tension, Russia and the United States have demonstrated that they are capable of implementing joint goals to ensure strategic stability. This is stated in a joint statement by the Presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, following the talks in Geneva.
The document is published on the Kremlin’s website.
“The recent extension of the START Treaty is a testament to our commitment to nuclear arms control. Today, we reaffirm our commitment to the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be unleashed, ” the statement said.
To this end, Russia and the United States intend to start a comprehensive bilateral dialogue on strategic stability in the near future, which will be substantive and energetic, the heads of state noted.
The talks, initiated by Biden, were held at the Geneva Villa La Grange. The parties agreed that no documents on their results will be signed, and the press conferences will be held separately. As President Putin said after the meeting, a wide range of issues were discussed, but there were almost no concrete solutions, the parties agreed to start work in many areas.
Russia and the United States have agreed to return their ambassadors to Moscow and Washington and begin to sort out the “many rubble” in bilateral relations. They also discussed the fate of jailed Russians in the United States and Americans in Russia, the development of the Arctic and the problem of its militarization, cyber attacks and their prevention, human rights and the persecution of the opposition in Russia, as well as “red lines”. On the last point, Putin explained that there was not enough time for a detailed conversation, these issues will be resolved in the course of further consultations.
The US President at his press conference said that the productivity and effectiveness of negotiations with Putin will be judged after six months.
“By the decisions we make or don’t make, we will know if we have received any results. We’ll find out in six months-we’ll be able to work together, we’ll be able to work together, we’ll be able to work together, starting with the release of our Americans from prison and other [issues], such as cybersecurity, ” Biden said.
The US President added that if the parties do not achieve success, it will be a problem for us. As an example of mutual understanding, Biden asked Putin how he would react if hackers attacked one of the Russian pipelines. “He nodded, he understood what I was talking about,” the American leader explained.
Both Presidents noted that the talks were held in a constructive, friendly and pragmatic atmosphere.
Paccording to the American president, Putin tried to explain to him the reasons for his attitude to Navalny. At the same time, Biden considered it wrong to compare the Russian opposition and Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol
The consequences for Russia will be devastating if Alexei Navalny dies in prison. As US President Joe Biden said at a press conference in Geneva, answering a question from one of the journalists, he warned Vladimir Putin about this during the meeting.
“When Putin said that he was not going to hurt Navalny, he rationally tried to explain how he treats him. I explained to him that I think this issue is very important, ” Biden said. After that, the American leader began to talk about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom he considers guilty of using chemical weapons.
Biden was also asked to comment on the words of Putin, who said that he did not want Russia to repeat the events of January 6 in Washington, when supporters of Donald Trump broke into the congress building. Biden chuckled and said that comparing the confrontation with the opposition in Russia and in the United States is ridiculous. “In one case, these are criminals with guns who broke into the Capitol and killed a security officer. How can this be compared to the opposition in Russia, which is trying to defend its right to speak out and speak frankly?”raquo;” said the American president.
Earlier, Vladimir Putin, commenting on the situation with Navalny, said that he proceeds from the fact that “this gentleman deliberately went to be detained”. “He did what he wanted,” the Russian president said.
In addition, during a press conference in Geneva, Putin said that the FBK, recognized as a foreign agent and an extremist organization, ” involved minors in street events, and also gave instructions for making Molotov cocktails.”
Since the end of August 2020, Navalny has been undergoing treatment in Germany. In a serious condition, the opposition leader was taken from Omsk to the Berlin clinic & laquo; Charite & raquo;. There, doctors assessed his condition as characteristic of organophosphate poisoning. Doctors from the Omsk hospital, where the politician spent two days before being sent to Germany, did not agree with the conclusions of their colleagues from Charite. The president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov also spoke about the absence of toxic substances in Navalny’s body before he was sent to Berlin.
After returning to Russia, Navalny was detained. The Federal Penitentiary Service considered that he violated the rules of probation, since he did not register at his place of residence during his stay abroad.
In early February, the court, at the request of the Federal Penitentiary Service, replaced Navalny’s suspended sentence in the case of Yves Rocher with a real one. He is due to be released in late July & mdash; early August 2023.
On June 9, the Moscow City Court granted the claim of the Prosecutor General’s Office, recognizing the FBK and Navalny’s Headquarters as extremist organizations. “The actual goals of their activities are to create conditions for changing the foundations of the constitutional order, including using the scenario of the “color revolution”, ” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
To do this, the US president asked Putin to release Michael Calvey and change the rhetoric of communication with entrepreneurs. Biden noted that now American businessmen do not want to be in Russia and invest in it
US President Joe Biden said that during a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he asked for the release of businessman Michael Calvey. Biden said this after the summit in Geneva at a press conference broadcast by RBC.
“An American businessman [Michael Calvey] has been under house arrest for a long time. And I told him [Putin]: “If you want American businessmen to invest in Russia, let him go free, change the dynamics of the situation,” the president said.
Biden noted that now American entrepreneurs are not ready to invest in Russia, and also do not want to be either in this country or in Moscow. “I know that international politics is a well-honed art, that there is a secret code, a secret language. But international politics is based on personal relationships, it’s a function of human nature, ” he says.
As Biden noted, every president, even those who do not comply with international rules, needs them in order to benefit from them. “We talked today about the need for investment in Russia from other countries. And they will only do this if there are no violations, ” he said.
Michael Calvey and his colleagues at the Baring Vostok fund, Philippe Delpal, Vahan Abgaryan, Ivan Zyuzin, as well as former Chairman of the Management Board of the bank “Vostochny” Alexey Kordichev and former head of the First Credit Bureau (PKB) Maxim Vladimirov, were detained in February 2019. The case of fraud (Article 159 of the Criminal Code) against them was initiated underaccording to the statement of the minority shareholder of “Vostochny” Sherzod Yusupov, partner of the major shareholder of the bank Artem Avetisyan. Later, the case was reclassified as embezzlement by an organized group on a particularly large scale (Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). In addition, the seventh person involved in the case was detained-ex-employee of the bank Alexander Tsakunov.
According to the prosecution, Calvi, along with five other defendants in the case, convinced the shareholders of Vostochny to accept shares of International Financial Technology Group S. C. A. from PKB on account of the debt. However, the real value of the shares was underestimated and amounted to 600 thousand rubles. The defendants pleaded not guilty.
In November 2020, the Supreme Court released Calvi and the other defendants from house arrest. The reason for this was, among other things, that the PKB transferred 2.5 billion rubles to Vostochny, as a result of which the bank refused a civil claim for damages in the criminal case.
But Calvey and the other defendants in the case were banned from leaving the house at night, as well as from communicating with witnesses and visiting the building of the First Collection Office and the bank “East”. The ban is valid until the beginning of September.
Paccording to him, the parties agreed to involve experts to discuss issues of protection against hacker attacks. In particular, at the meeting, Biden recalled the attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which was forced to suspend work
US President Joe Biden said that during the talks with President Vladimir Putin, he discussed cybersecurity issues. According to him, they agreed that this topic will be discussed by experts. Biden’s press conference is broadcast by RBC.
As Biden said, he offered Putin a list of 16 infrastructure sectors against which cyber attacks would be prohibited.According to the American president, he touched on the topic, for example, the attack on the American pipeline. “I asked him what he would do in my place. He nodded and showed that he understood what was being said, ” Biden said.
We are talking about a hacker attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which occurred on May 6. As a result, the company was forced to stop the operation of the pipeline.
It was alleged that during the cyberattack, the attackers stole a large amount of data, as well as blocked the company’s networks. They threatened to leak the company’s internal information to the Internet and leave the system blocked if Colonial Pipeline did not pay the ransom. Later, Bloomberg reported that the American company transferred about $5 million in cryptocurrency to hackers.
A number of American media reported that the hackers “originated from Russia”, but at the same time clarified that there is no evidence that the cybercriminals were supervised by the Russian authorities.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a press conference that, according to American sources, most of the cyber attacks in the world come from the United States. “Russia does not appear in the list of countries from whose territory or from whose cyberspace the greatest number of cyber attacks of various kinds are carried out. Last year, Russia sent 45 requests about cyber attacks to the relevant US structures, and in the first half of this year-35. We still haven’t received any answers. This suggests that we have something to work with, ” Putin stressed.
MThe Oskov authorities announced mandatory vaccination, primarily for those employed in the service sector. RBC understood how control over this procedure will be provided, who falls under it and what is threatened for refusing to be vaccinated
Who is subject to vaccination
According to the decree of the chief sanitary doctor of Moscow Elena Andreeva “On the implementation of preventive vaccinations for certain groups of citizens according to epidemic indicators”, people working in the field of trade and services must be vaccinated first of all. We are talking about public catering, retail outlets, beauty salons, fitness clubs, spa and massage salons, banks, transport, housing and utilities and energy, theaters, museums, libraries, MFC and civil services, as well as organizations subordinate to the authorities.
According to the calculations of the Moscow authorities, which were cited by the Vice-mayor for social Development Anastasia Rakova, employees of the categories defined by the decree in Moscow are 3.5-4 million. With the target rate of vaccinated at 60%, we are talking about just over 2 million people, but some of them are probably already vaccinated.
The above Cancer calculation is also confirmed by Mosstat data: up to 2.9 million people in Moscow are employed in industries that are fully or partially affected by mandatory vaccination, plus another 1.4 million in the Moscow region. In particular, in the wholesale and retail trade sector in these two regions, according to the results of the first quarter of 2021 (the latest available data), a total of 1.4 million people worked in the field of education— 517 thousand, in health and social services & mdash; 528 thousand, in the field of culture, sports, leisure and entertainment & mdash; 150 thousand, in the hotel and restaurant business & mdash; 178 thousand
In the Moscow region, where mandatory vaccination is also introduced for 60% of the working population, it is planned to vaccinate about 1 million citizens. This was reported to RBC in the press service of the head of the region. They noted that the Moscow region regularly receives vaccines in the required amount, at the moment more than 130 thousand doses of vaccines are available — & laquo;Sputnik V& raquo;,«EpiVacCorona »,« KoviVak & raquo;. From June 17, the application forvaccination via the website covid.mz.mosreg.ru organizations and enterprises with more than 50 employees will be able to apply. Control over the passage of vaccination in organizations will be carried out through the regional portal of public services, with automatic reconciliation of data on vaccinated and ill employees through the federal electronic register, the press service said.
Who will control this process
Almost immediately after the decision of the chief sanitary doctor of Moscow on mandatory vaccination for workers in Moscow, the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, said. From his decree, it follows that the Moscow Glavcontrol will monitor the implementation of the requirements of the authorities in Moscow. As the head of the Main Control Department of Moscow, Yevgeny Danchikov, later explained, control over the execution of the resolution begins on July 15 by the authorized executive authorities of Moscow together with Rospotrebnadzor.
From July 1, organizations and individual entrepreneurs will be required to provide electronic information through the personal account of legal entities on the portal mos.ru information about vaccination and the number of employees in these areas. Employers will be required to provide information about vaccinated employees with their SNILS, passport and mobile phone numbers, as well as an MHI policy, if available.
If a separate platform for monitoring vaccination is created, the Rospotrebnadzor, as the body responsible for the sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population, should become the direct operator of such a platform, adds Alexander Panov, head of the Healthcare and Technology practice at BGP Litigation.
After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring of 2020, the Department of Information Technology (DIT) also through the portal mos.ru I launched a pass system: employers could issue passes for employees who cannot work from home, for this purpose it was necessary to fill out a special form on the website. The residents of the capital themselves could also issue passes in this way. In most other regions, the pass system created by the Ministry of Finance worked. The representative of the Ministry of Finance did not comment on whether the ministry will be engaged in monitoring the number of vaccinated citizens at the federal level.
Previously, there were data leaks from Moscow’s information systems. So, at the end of last year, the personal data of almost 100 thousand residents of Moscow who had been ill with coronavirus, including their full names, dates of birth, residential addresses, phone numbers and passport numbers, got into the Network. As explained by the head of DIT Eduard Lysenko, this was due to the fact that the employees who were engaged in the processing of official documents allowed the transfer of these files to third parties.
It is possible to refuse vaccination if there are antibodies
This option is being discussed, the interlocutors in the mayor’s office assured RBC. If such an opportunity arises, employees will need to provide relevant certificates, they said. It is not yet clear who will pay for the antibody tests-an employee, an organization, or the city authorities, if a decision is made, the sources told RBC.
According to the temporary recommendations of the Ministry of Health, if a person has antibodies to the virus, then vaccination is not indicated, said RBC associate professor of Infectious Diseases of the RUDN Sergey Voznesensky. At the same time, there is no mention of the titer or the minimum amount of antibodies in the decisions of the authorities, he said. However, a previously transmitted disease is not a contraindication to vaccination, so a person who has been ill can be vaccinated, the virologist added.
According to Anastasia Rakova, there should be enough vaccines in Moscow. “Already today, the deployed capacities allow us to increase the volume of daily vaccination by four times,” she noted.”At the same time, we are ready to quickly increase our capacity as the demand of the population increases.”
What can threaten the refusal of vaccination for legal entities
Moscow companies and individual entrepreneurs who do not comply with the order of the Mayor’s office to vaccinate employees against coronavirus will be punished with fines in the amount of 30 thousand to 1 million rubles, Danchikov said. For individual entrepreneurs, the fine will be from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, for organizations-from 100 thousand to 300 thousand rubles. If the violations are revealed by a second check, the amount of the fine can be increased to 1 million rubles or the company’s work will be suspended for up to three months.
What is the threat to individuals for refusing vaccination
The quota of 60% of those vaccinated, established by Rospotrebnadzor, provides that some employees of companies may refuse to be vaccinated for medical reasons or other reasons. If an employee refuses to be vaccinated, the company can send him to work remotely or on unpaid leave until the restrictions are lifted by Rospotrebnadzor, says the source in the Moscow city hall.
In the resolution of the chief sanitary doctor, a clause is necessary that unvaccinated office employees can work from home, one of the retail market participants noted in a conversation with RBC.
The decree introduces an obligation for a legal entity, but not for an individual, if an individual refuses to be vaccinated, one of the retail market participants pointed out to RBC. “This means that, while remaining within the framework of the law, a legal entity does not have the ability to force an employee to undergo vaccination,” he explained.
As Maxim Polzikov, managing partner and General Director of Ginza Project Moscow, noted in a comment to RBC, there are now more questions about the implementation of the resolution than there are answers. “So far, in order to fulfill the requirement to organize the vaccination of employees, I, in fact, have only eloquence and personal example,” he explained.”The decree obliges organizations, but does not say anything about the obligation of individuals, plus the issue of vaccination of migrant workers who are not Russian citizens is open, in our industry this is a significant proportion of employees.”
How to vaccinate migrants
Only holders of Russian passports are still subject to vaccination, and we are not talking about vaccinations for migrant workers yet, two sources in the Moscow city hall explained to RBC.
In the spring, the Moscow Department of Health, in response to a request from private clinics about the possibility of vaccinating foreigners, responded negatively, the department’s letter said that vaccination is not provided for foreign citizens. According to the interviewed lawyers, this ban of the department is “conditional”, since the department has not issued an official regulatory act with such a ban, it was about the contractual liability of some private clinics.
According to the law, only foreigners who have a temporary residence permit or a residence permit can get vaccinated, Panov says. Earlier, DSM Group CEO Sergey Shulyak explained to RBC that today all registered vaccines are purchased and distributed by the state for vaccination under the CHI. Such a policy canget only foreigners who are “permanently or temporarily residing in Russia”. Gabay considers it logical to remove the current restrictions of the Moscow Department of Health on the vaccination of foreigners, otherwise employers will not be able to comply with the decision of the chief sanitary doctor.
Who will pay for vaccination
The press service of RBC Cancer explained that vaccination is carried out free of charge for all employees with Russian passports, since vaccines are already existing in the city. Paid vaccination can be only in the case of a person’s treatment in a private clinic or when providing additional services-conducting an antibody test and examination before vaccination, the interlocutors of RBC in the mayor’s office indicated.
The press service of the bank “Otkritie” told RBC that it is planned to organize field vaccinations for employees of the bank’s front offices. According to the bank’s estimates, on average, vaccination of one employee will cost 3 & ndash;5 thousand rubles (this amount includes the appointment of a therapist before vaccination and the departure of a team of doctors).
What does the labor law say
According to the labor law lawyer Dmitry Kofanov, according to the law on the prevention of infectious diseases, every citizen has the right to refuse preventive vaccinations. Sanctions can only be applied to employees who are included in the list approved by government Decree No. 825, for example, in relation to doctors and teachers. They may be suspended from work and not paid their wages until they are vaccinated. If any measure or penalty is applied to the employee, the employee has the right to apply to the court, the expert noted.
At the same time, according to Ekaterina Tyagai, partner of the Pen & Paper bar association, although in fact the vaccination is voluntary, refusing it, the employee may “suffer adverse consequences”. In particular, such a person may be suspended from work without pay. For example, the Ministry of Labor in one of the letters indicated that”in the case of a decision of the chief state sanitary doctor of a subject of the Russian Federation or his deputies on the implementation of preventive vaccinations to citizens or their individual groups, citizens can refuse to vaccinate, but in this case they must be suspended from the work performed for the period of the epidemic.”
The issue of bringing to disciplinary responsibility employees who refused to vaccinate, controversial, says Tyagai. The employer may declare that the vaccination is the employee’s responsibility, since the lack of vaccination does not allow him to carry out work activities. “However, we believe that, given the general principle of voluntary vaccinations, disciplinary sanctions cannot be applied to an employee if they are refused,” she said.
How many vaccinated now
A few days ago, President Vladimir Putin announced 18 million vaccinated across Russia. Moscow Mayor Sobyanin said that half of the capital’s residents are immune to COVID-19. At the same time, at the end of May, he complained that the proportion of those vaccinated against coronavirus in Moscow is “several times less” than in any European city, despite the fact that the city has organized a large-scale free vaccination. According to the latest data, by the beginning of June, about 1.5 million people were vaccinated against the coronavirus in Moscow, and about a million more will be vaccinated by the fall, the mayor promised then.
At the end of April, the Mayor’s office announced a program to encourage vaccination of the elderly. Then it was announced that from April 27, residents of the city over 60 years old, who have a Moscow MHI policy and have made the first vaccination against coronavirus, can receive a gift card with a face value of 1000 points (rubles) or a promo code for a similar amount. You can spend this money on the purchase of goods and services of everyday demand in stores, pharmacies and cafes.
By June 16, the number of cases of coronavirus per day across Russia was 13,397 people, in Moscow-5782. The peak of the increase in the incidence was recorded a day earlier, when the number of cases reached the indicators of mid-winter. Vice-Mayor Anastasia Rakova noted that the number of infected people in the capital increased by 80% during the week.
The introduction of mandatory vaccination for a part of the population in addition to Moscow was announced by the Moscow region and Kuzbass.
The President said that during the summit with Biden, the issue of “red lines” was raised and the parties understood each other. “So far and in detail to place accents and to divide something-we, of course, have not reached this point,” Putin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference following the summit with US President Joe Biden said that the parties discussed the issue of “red lines”, for which it is not necessary to stand up in the future. The broadcast of the press conference of the head of state is conducted by RBC.
When asked whether the summit could agree that the countries should not go beyond the “red lines”, Putin said that in general, the United States and Russia understand each other in this regard.
“I must tell you frankly, so far and in detail to place accents and divide something, we certainly did not reach this point. But keeping in mind that we have agreed to work on both cybersecurity and strategic stability, & lt;…”also, by the way, on joint work in the Arctic, and in some other areas, all this should be the subject of our discussions and, I hope, agreements,” the president said.
According to Putin, Russian-American relations have accumulated “a lot of blockages”. “It seemed to me that both sides, including the American side, are determined to seek a solution,” he said.
The Putin-Biden summit was held in Geneva. The negotiations lasted almost four hours. In a narrow format, the meeting lasted about 1 hour and 45 minutes, then the presidents went on a break before the start of the second part of the negotiations in a wide format.
On the eve of the summit, Moscow and Washington announced that the final press conference of the presidents will not be joint. Each of them will communicate with journalists separately. In addition, no agreements will be signed following the meeting, the Kremlin announced.
In Moscow will create an information system for monitoring vaccination, and employers will have to transmit to the mayor’s office data on employees who will be vaccinated. Sobyanin called the decision on mandatory vaccination “extremely difficult”
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin signed a decree in order to implement the recommendation of the chief state sanitary doctor of the city on mandatory vaccination of workers in the service sector.
According to the document, an information system will be created in Moscow until July 1, which will allow monitoring how the sanitary doctor’s decision is being implemented. The Department of Health will determine the need for vaccines, refrigeration equipment and vaccination teams, and organizations and individual entrepreneurs will have to provide information on the city hall’s website about employees who need to be vaccinated.
The decree of the head of the Department of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow obliges to vaccinate 60% of workers in the service sector, trade, catering, transport, healthcare, housing and communal services, MFC, education and culture from coronavirus. Such a measure, Sobyanin said, was taken because “the situation with the coronavirus continues to develop dramatically”. According to him, now Moscow has reached the peak values of last year in terms of morbidity.
Sobyanin called the decision on mandatory vaccinations “extremely difficult and difficult”. Mass vaccination in the shortest possible time will help “stop the terrible disease and stop the death of thousands of people,” he said. Now, according to the mayor,the city vaccinated 1, 8 million people.
According to the operational headquarters, 1.253 million cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Moscow over the entire period, and this number increased by 5.7 thousand per day. For the entire period, 21.1 thousand people died from infection in the city.
On the eve of Sobyanin said that in recent days, the number of detected cases of infection has increased by 80%, the number of hospitalizations of severe patients with COVID-19 has increased by 70%. Against this background, new restrictions were introduced in the capital: from 13 to 20 June, citizens will not be able to visit zoos, food courts and children’s playrooms, restaurants and cafes in the period from 23: 00they will not accept visitors until 6: 00, and will only be able to work for takeaway and delivery. Employers were advised to transfer at least 30% of unvaccinated employees to remote care, as well as motivate everyone to get vaccinated.
Following Moscow, new restrictions and mandatory vaccination in the service sector were introduced in the Moscow region.
«It’s good if these two gentlemen talk, ” says one of the Swiss women about the upcoming meeting between Putin and Biden in Geneva. But there are other residents who are unhappy with the increased measures. How the city is prepared for the meeting-in the video RBC
According to Vedomosti, it should take place in late June or early July, but it may be postponed due to the coronavirus. The Kremlin said that preparations for the event are underway, but it is too early to name the date. Last year, the direct line did not take place
This year, President Vladimir Putin may hold a direct line with citizens in late June or early July, Vedomosti reports, citing a source close to the presidential administration, an interlocutor in the State Duma and three sources on federal channels.
Sources on TV channels reported that they discussed June 24 and 30 as a possible date. According to an interlocutor close to the presidential administration, the event should take place in the next few weeks, but due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation, it may be postponed.
The direct line will take place before the State Duma elections, which will be held in September, but so far no relevant officials from the regions have been involved in its preparation, a source in one of the regional administrations told Vedomosti. He clarified that this usually happens a month before the event.
For the first time, a direct line with Putin was held in 2001. Since then, every year, except for 2004, 2012 and 2020, he has communicated with Russians in this format. In 2017 & ndash;2019, the event was held in the first month of summer.
Last year, the direct line in the traditional format was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, according to the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov, “some of its elements” were added to the large press conference of Putin, which was held in December. Also during the year, the president made several televised addresses to the Russians.
On the eve of the Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, said that in the capital in recent days, they have recorded an “explosive increase in the diagnosis of COVID”. Because of this, the city has introduced additional restrictions: the days from 15 to 19 June are declared non-working for some categories of Muscovites, from 13 to 20 June it is forbidden to visit zoos, food courts and children’s playrooms, and restaurants and cafes are closed from 23: 00 to 6: 00. Sobyanin alsoI recommended that employers transfer at least 30% of their employees to remote work. Following the capital, new restrictions were introduced in the regions.
Nevertheless, in early June, Peskov said that this year the direct line will take place. The day before, he told reporters that preparations for the event are continuing, but it is too early to name the date. “We will inform you in a timely manner,” he promised.