British press: Russia is the only place in Europe where everything is now allowed


A few weeks ago, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the people of the country are very "freedom-loving" to comply with restrictions due to COVID-19. Now Foggy Albion is experiencing the second wave of the pandemic, accompanied by another nationwide lockdown, writes the British newspaper The Telegraph.


However, in one European country, which is difficult to suspect of respecting the personal freedoms of its citizens, the measured course of life continues practically unchanged.

This country - Russia - is the only place in Europe where everything is now allowed. Moreover, Moscow can easily lay claim to the title of the capital with the mildest restrictive measures in Europe. At the same time, the daily increase in confirmed cases of infection in Russia is breaking all records. Hospitals are overcrowded with patients and are struggling to cope with their task. But there are nightclubs, bars, restaurants, theaters, museums and other establishments.

Now Russia is moving in the opposite direction compared to Sweden, which ignored quarantine at the beginning of the pandemic. Now Sweden is taking tough restrictive measures.

In the spring of 2020, strict quarantine measures were in force in Moscow. People were obliged to issue digital passes, and a developed video surveillance system helped to identify violators. The entrance to the Moscow metro was only by passes. Russia even closed the state border.

In June, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced a "victory" over COVID-19 and the restrictions began to be lifted. Residents voted in a referendum to amend the Constitution, and since then Russia has not looked back. Masks in shops and public transport are all that remain of the restrictions.

The Kremlin has shifted responsibility for the fight against the pandemic to the regions. However, he made it clear that economy countries must work. Now the regions themselves can adopt certain restrictions, and Russian officials never tire of repeating that "nobody wants to kill business."

The daily increase in infected people in Russia reached 19 thousand. In October, a video appeared showing how the bodies of pandemic victims accumulate in the corridors of hospitals, and doctors talk about their limits. Russia ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of detected infections - 1,7 million cases and about 30 thousand deaths. Experts believe that the low mortality rate in the country is due to the underestimation of this indicator. But the Russian authorities in every possible way reject such assumptions.

According to political scientist Ekaterina Shulman, host of the author's program "Echo of Moscow" (in 2018-2019 she was a member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights), the Russian authorities understand that the country's economy will not withstand another lockdown. Russia has to work harder than Western countries, because "we are a poorer country." She is sure that Moscow cannot afford morality. In addition, the introduction of quarantine in the spring had a negative impact on Putin's rating.

Russia is currently promoting its coronavirus vaccine. In August, Putin announced that the new development was "safe" and ready for use, although at that time it had not yet gone through all the necessary procedures. Therefore, its mass production can be postponed to early 2021.

According to political scientist Tatyana Stanova, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was the main lobbyist for the lockdown. But he gets serious criticism, so he doesn't want to be in the line of fire. Given this and the fact that in Russia there is practically no political opposition and free media, few will dare to call for tougher restrictions.
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  1. tanyurg56 Offline tanyurg56
    tanyurg56 (Yuri Gorbunov) 8 November 2020 16: 37
    +8
    Envious delirium.
  2. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 8 November 2020 17: 55
    10
    The Englishman who will write only good things about Russia has not yet been born.
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 8 November 2020 18: 18
    +7
    They even hesitated to subscribe to this mess, i.e. the usual anonymous letter. And its price is 0.
  4. JD1979 Offline JD1979
    JD1979 (Dmitriy) 8 November 2020 19: 18
    -7
    The blood of any economy is people. By throwing people into the heat of the epidemic for the metrics in the reports, you are shooting yourself in the head. Capitalism values ​​only profit, the social games are over. So, by the beginning of next summer, we'll see who will work at dozens of new enterprises that Russia is building, and where the economy will be when you reduce medicine to zero with such loads that doctors are already saying: we understand everything, but we can’t take it anymore.
  5. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 8 November 2020 19: 42
    +6
    Englishwoman shits again
  6. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
    A.Lex (Secret information) 8 November 2020 21: 58
    +5
    As soon as I read "eco matzah" - it immediately became clear where the wind was blowing from! I didn't read further. For reporters like this anonymous author, the west is the ultimate truth. Idolater in general.
  7. Havana Offline Havana
    Havana (Oleg) 9 November 2020 09: 47
    +3
    Somehow his opinion doesn’t give a damn, because I know well how the British (and politicians and their subordinate "shop" called the media) know how to lie without blushing when it comes to Russia.
  8. free_flier Offline free_flier
    free_flier 9 November 2020 10: 31
    0
    To call "EAR OF MOSCOW" a truthful and independent source of information is like to anoint yourself with shit, and think that you have used the most expensive cream from perfumers ...
  9. Oleg Guschin Offline Oleg Guschin
    Oleg Guschin (Oleg Gushchin) 9 November 2020 13: 39
    +2
    Unlike the opinion of political scientist Tatyana Stanova, who believes that there is practically no political opposition and free media in Russia, the independent "Reporter" did not fail to refute this thesis and quote the political scientist Ekaterina Shulman:

    the Russian authorities understand that the country's economy will not withstand another lockdown.

    And he concludes that therefore no new restrictions are being introduced.

    Russia has to work harder than Western countries, because “we are a poorer country.

    So, it turns out, what's the matter: with a general recession in the economy, Russia is not idle, but is restoring it, ahead of European countries.
    And still it would be necessary to scare the reader with statistics, manipulating data.

    The daily increase in infected people in Russia has reached 19 thousand.

    - but it is silent that it is much lower than in the USA, India, Brazil, France, Italy, Poland. No, it’s not a horror story.
    Let's take other data:

    Russia ranks fourth in the world in terms of the number of detected infections - 1,7 million cases and about 30 thousand deaths.

    But even here it did not succeed without distorting: In terms of the number of detected infections, Russia ranks not fourth in the world, but fifth, yielding it to France, and thirteenth in the number of deaths. This naturally arouses mistrust in the West and accusations of concealing the true data of this "terrible" Russia.
    So the independence of "Reporter" was shown in spreading fakes. Well, of course, Russia is a democratic country that allows you to write all sorts of libels.