salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA


Doctors compared mortality of COVID and other infections

On the page of the doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov interesting information about the situation with infectious diseases in the world was published on the social network. And in particular that rotavirus infection causes hundreds of thousands of deaths per year in the world. Is the familiar and familiar rotavirus more dangerous than the coronavirus? “KP»Understands together with the immunologist, expert in public health and international health care, candidate of medical sciences Nikolay Kryuchkov.

– Of course, in addition to COVID-19, there are many other dangerous diseases in the world and these are not necessarily infectious diseases. Let me remind you that mortality from cardiovascular diseases is in the first place, also high mortality is associated with oncological diseases, in particular, lung cancer, and, of course, infectious diseases are also often the cause of death. However, the threat of rotavirus infection today is greatly exaggerated, said Nikolai Kryuchkov.

How many people die from rotavirus?

According to pessimistic estimates provided by the World Health Organization, around the world in 2013, 215 thousand children under the age of five died from rotavirus infection. According to other data obtained in international studies, this is 122 thousand deaths in 2013.

– The situation since 2013 in terms of mortality from rotavirus infection has not changed much. I think here we can talk about 200 thousand deaths per year among children under five years of age. Half of the world’s deaths occur in five countries: India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Angola and Congo– emphasizes the immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov. – In the media you can often find information that up to a third of deaths of children under five are caused by rotavirus. This is not true! The fact is that among all deaths of children under five years of age in the world, mortality from diarrhea accounts for about 8%, but among these 8% of deaths from diarrhea – from 25% to 30% are attributable to rotavirus. That is, it turns out about 200 thousand deaths of children under five years of age per year in the world, while more than 6 million children under five die in the world per year.

On the page of the doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov on the social network, interesting information was published on the situation with infectious diseasesPhoto: Ivan PROKHOROV

Is rotavirus disease relevant for Russia?

If you consider Europeyy region to which Russia, then the figures for mortality from diarrhea are lower than in developing countries. Mortality from diarrhea among children under five in Europe is 4% – 5% of all childhood deaths. About a quarter of them are rotavirus.

In Russia, according to WHO estimates, in 2013, 52 children under the age of five died from rotavirus infection, which is 0.3% of all other deaths of children under five years of age. Rotavirus infection is not the most common cause of death among children, and even more so among adults (the latter rarely die from rotavirus, so all statistics are data on the death of children – approx. Ed.).

– Rotavirus is a problem primarily in poor countries with a warm climate. For Russia, this is also a problem, but to a much lesser extent, ”said Nikolai Kryuchkov, a doctor. – It is important to emphasize that effective and safe rotavirus vaccines exist.

The incidence of rotavirus infection after the introduction of vaccination has decreased many times. In Russia, universal vaccination against rotavirus is not carried out, but, despite this, mortality is low, given that it is clear how to help such patients. The main thing here is replenishment of lost fluid and symptomatic therapy. Given these two factors — the availability of a vaccine and the development of affordable treatment — mortality from rotavirus is very low even among children from zero to five years old, not to mention adults. Among adults, these are isolated cases.

Who is worse: rotavirus or coronavirus?

According to epidemiologists, mortality (taking into account the number of deaths from the number of episodes of the disease) of rotavirus infection in the world is from 0.05% to 0.09%. This is comparable to mortality from seasonal flu. Yes, in the poorest countries it can reach up to 2%. However, in this case, only moderate to severe episodes are taken into account, and not all cases of rotavirus infection.

“With coronavirus infection, according to my most optimistic forecasts, the mortality rate in the world will be 2%,” says Nikolay Kryuchkov. – Let me remind you that now the mortality rate from COVID-19 in Russia is about 4%. AT Germany – 3.5%, and this is one of the best examples in Europe. Of course, a lot depends on how the data are kept and analyzed, but even though there are probably unaccounted cases, the mortality from coronavirus infection is much higher than the mortality from rotavirus. And the epidemic of coronavirus infection is still far from over.

“It is also important to understand that we are having a coronavirus pandemic, and the situation with rotavirus is under control.” The number of deaths from coronavirus is now growing, due to the fact that there is an increase in cases of infection. The daily increase in new cases of coronavirus infection in the world is more than 5%, and in Russia today it is more than 8%. Therefore, it is obvious that the situation with rotavirus is stable, and the coronavirus pandemic for us is not known how it will end. The coronavirus infection pandemic continues to grow, it is important to understand this, ”Nikolay Kryuchkov emphasized in a conversation with“ KP ”. – When we talk about the number of deaths from rotavirus, 200 thousand people a year around the world among children under five years of age are deaths that happened in a year! As we know, the coronavirus epidemic lasts about four months. This is significantly less than a year.

The daily increase in new cases of coronavirus infection in the world is more than 5%, and in Russia today it is more than 8% Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

The daily increase in new cases of coronavirus infection in the world is more than 5%, and in Russia today it is more than 8%Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

How many deaths from coronavirus infection will be in a year (given that, according to the data of May 3, 243,922 people died in the world – approx. Ed.)? Yes, there are other dangerous infections in the world, but many of them can be protected. This is Hepatitis B, and pneumococcal infection, tetanus, and so on. And Dr. Myasnikov rightly points out the need for widespread vaccination against the most dangerous and common infections. Unfortunately, there are no vaccines from COVID-19 yet, they will be ready by the spring of next year at best.

Also, an important difference between the course of rotavirus infection and coronavirus infection: hospitalization with rotavirus disease in developed countries is very rare. All necessary treatment conditions can be provided at home. With coronavirus, the patient often needs active therapy, which can only be provided in a specialized medical institution.


Dr. Myasnikov gives such statistics on mortality from infections (in the world for a year)

Measles (there is a vaccine) – 140 thousand deaths per year

Pneumococcus (there is a vaccine) – 2 -2.5 million deaths per year

Hepatitis B (there is a vaccine) – 650 thousand deaths per year

Tetanus (there is a vaccine) – 89 thousand deaths per year

Cervical cancer (there is a vaccine) – 250 thousand deaths per year

Tuberculosis (there is a vaccine) – 1.5 million deaths per year

Influenza (there is a vaccine) – 650 thousand-1 million deaths per year

Coronavirus (no vaccine) – 244 thousand deaths from the beginning of the spread

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“The gas station is to blame”, and other excuses for the overestimated consumption of LADA Vesta SW Cross – the passport data was not around!

AvtoVAZ “embellished” the real consumption of LADA Vesta SW Cross? Can not be! Everything can be explained.

A burning issue today seems to be the issue of fuel economy and, accordingly, reducing the cost of refueling a car. At the same time, small cars, at times, are not enough. From practical and relatively inexpensive in price, comfortable, attractive and, judging by the statement in the “passport”, economical options with moderate consumption, a rational solution seems to be LADA Vesta SW Cross. However, AvtoVAZ trust but verify.

In the instruction manual LADA Vesta SW Cross with a 1.8 engine on the “robot” in the top configuration, the consumption of the 92nd gasoline in the city cycle is 10.1 l / 100 km. In the combined cycle of 7.7 liters, and on the highway 6.3 liters. Since most cars travel most of the time in city traffic, urban consumption is the most exciting issue.

In practice, it turns outthat in the city, moreover, in half-empty and without traffic jams, in modern realities, the consumption of not even the 92nd, but the 95th gasoline is 10.8-11 liters per hundred kilometers. And this without the use of air conditioning or climate control is not the season. The “highway” mode will require a minimum of 6.7-7 l / 100 km. And these are still optimistic indicators.. Most of the numbers called by motorists are even higher – up to 12-13 liters in the city, and up to 9-9.5 liters on the highway. At the same time, an owner who loves his car, if Vesta as a whole is satisfied, will not be in a hurry to get upset and scold AvtoVAZ, believing that the increased consumption can explain.

Among the explanations for the discrepancy between the “passport” and the real costs per liter-liter, it is noted that AvtoVAZ measurements on rollersand not on real asphalt, and a certain difference is allowed. Also, the consumption of 12 liters per “hundred” can be considered permissible for a machine of such dimensions, like LADA Vesta SW Cross, which is “actually a C-Class.” In the end, some gas stations can be made guilty, which “underfill»When refueling a car, as well as used engine oil.

Skeptics and those who prefer to buy a used “foreign” instead of the new LADA Vesta are categorical: “Owners of the station wagon complain that foreign cars are expensive and expensive to maintain. And yourself how much they spend on gas. Once again, the conclusion comes to mind that it is not advisable to buy the products of an automobile plant in Togliatti. Yes, and original consumables cost horse money to Vesta, and maintenance at OD is more expensive. ”


Less people died from coronavirus than dies daily due to heart disease. But fast foods don’t get empty

Stop panic please. Infections have been and will be for a very long time companions of civilization.

From other infections, people are dying many, many times more than from coronavirus. The epidemic is already developing for several months, it seems that a new infection is not much worse than the flu, from which hundreds of thousands of people die every year. The number of victims of COVID-2019 is now about 5 thousand people.

You probably know people who do not want to vaccinate themselves and vaccinate their children against influenza, hepatitis, pneumococcus, meningococcus, rotavirus, measles. Or those who do not use condoms. Who does not wash his hands. Carefully look at the picture, this is what tens of thousands of people are now dying daily: tuberculosis, hepatitis B, HIV, rotavirus, meningitis, measles. Vaccination with existing vaccines would save many of them.

During the epidemic in China from coronavirus infection a little more than 3 thousand people died. Let me remind you that the epidemic is suspended there. As many in China die from heart disease every day.

No one cares: people continue to smoke, including electronic cigarettes. Continue to drink large quantities of vodka and eat junk food.

Want to be afraid of what death brings? Then you need not be afraid of the coronavirus, but of the crowns that customers of fast food put on themselves all over the world.

Do you shy away from sneezing? And at the same time, you calmly accept cute people who are coming to you in shopping centers to offer new electronic cigarettes. I assure you, on the conscience of every cigarette distributor there are more deaths than a sick Italian. You don’t care because you’re used to it.

Not to mention that they are accustomed to mass child deaths in Africa from malaria, hunger, dehydration.

Death will come for everyone, but living in a developed world, you can delay its arrival for decades.

For years you don’t want to do anything, take care of your body, and get crazy when a new threat arises. Here you put on masks and look for miraculous medicines (no, antivirals do not help, so far – none of the existing ones), you want to protect yourself, right now. Regular kisses to “clip consciousness” – is not your case? And try to think not only about today’s “terrible epidemic”, but about how to deal with new ones that will definitely be.

You try to “buy off” from daily care of your body, as a father who abandoned his family once a year buys the most expensive toy for children. Wow! They remembered that the world is filled with risk factors for death!

Stop the tantrum. Wash your hands; do not go sick to work. Let me remind you that a dramatic decrease in the death rate from infections occurred at the very beginning of the 20th century precisely because people began to adhere to the principles of hygiene. This played no less role than vaccines and antibiotics.

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Finally, get standard vaccinations against infections. Everything that is on schedule. Children and the elderly. Weak?

Once again, rejoice that you live in a developed world. Infections were, are and will be. Yes, mortality from coronavirus will increase, yes, it will stay with us.

In a few years, a new viral infection will come, again there will be a panic and a collapse of the ruble. And people will continue to die en masse from other causes.

We can fight infections better and better. Another epidemic is a good reason to equip intensive care units, train doctors and open normal infectious diseases departments. Or at least to carry out water supply and sewerage in them, not all are equipped if you did not know. We are very lucky that the virus is so “sluggish.”

The great power of art will save Italy, everything will work out in a few weeks.

Panic is now doing more harm to the global economy than coronavirus. So spread the message among tenants your housing office. Let’s form the “immune layer”, the layer of adequacy.

And please follow the recommendations RospotrebnadzorDepartment of Health Moscow and Ministry of Health. They are correct and timely. Calm down to quarantine.

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