Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day

Russia has recorded a new record-high daily death toll from COVID-19, continuing a persistent rise that has brought new records almost daily in October. The national coronavirus task force reported Saturday that 968 people in Russia died of COVID-19 over the past day — about 100 more daily deaths than were recorded in late September. The taskContinue reading “Russia shatters COVID-19 death record as surge persists, killing 968 in a single day”

Russia: Opposition politician Boris Vishnevsky says two lookalikes with same name as him running in St Petersburg election in bid to confuse voters

Mr Vishnevsky, a member of the liberal opposition Yabloko party, said the incident showed his opponents see him as a strong contender, even going to the extent of altering their appearance. A Russian opposition politician, gearing up for an election, has criticised authorities after discovering two of his rivals have the same name as himContinue reading “Russia: Opposition politician Boris Vishnevsky says two lookalikes with same name as him running in St Petersburg election in bid to confuse voters”

Over 50,000 COVID deaths in Russia last month: statistics agency

Russia’s Federal Statistics Agency Rosstat said Friday that the country saw 50,421 coronavirus deaths in July—more than double the official government figure. Russia—the fourth worst-hit country in the world in terms of COVID-19 cases—has struggled with the aggressive Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rates. Rosstat’s figure—released late on Friday—painted a far darker picture of theContinue reading “Over 50,000 COVID deaths in Russia last month: statistics agency”

Last month was world’s third-hottest July on record – EU scientists

Last month was one of the world’s hottest Julys on record, behind only 2019 and 2016, with unusually high temperatures seen in regions from Finland to the United States, EU scientists said on Thursday. It is the latest milestone in a long-term warming trend that saw the last seven years rank as the world’s hottest on record,Continue reading “Last month was world’s third-hottest July on record – EU scientists”

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