“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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Russia limits flights to Italy, France, Germany and Spain due to coronavirus
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The Russian authorities decided to temporarily limit passenger flights to Europe, RIA Novosti reported. These measures came into force on Friday, March 13, they are taken because of an outbreak of coronavirus infection.
Flights to France, Italy, Germany and Spain and back are reduced. Nevertheless, it remains possible to fly to Paris, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Barcelona, and a number of other cities. All passengers will pass through terminal F at the capital's Sheremetyevo Airport. Charter flights will also be organized to help foreign citizens and Russians to return home.
Since March 13, Italian citizens have been restricted from obtaining Russian visas. The number of people infected by coronavirus around the world is approaching 120,000. Cases are reported in 114 countries. The number of deaths exceeded four thousand. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
Eight new cases of the virus are registered in Russia. All infected people returned from Italy within a few days. Six Moscovites, and two residents of the Moscow region are among those who got infected, including one child. The total number of cases in Russia is twenty-eight people.
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