“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 supports initiative to investigate causes of COVID-19 pandemic
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Moscow supports Australia’s call for an independent investigation into the causes and conditions of the spread of the new coronavirus, TASS reports. According to Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, the world needs an answer to this key question. This is the only way to avoid such catastrophes in the future. It is necessary to give an independent assessment of what happened during the crisis. Then the world will learn from the current situation and protect the global healthcare system.
Canberra stresses that the investigation is not going to accuse any specific country.
Moscow was joined by London, Tokyo, all countries of the European Union, several African and other states, who also approved this proposal. The total number of countries supporting the investigation has exceeded 115.
This issue will be discussed at the World Health Assembly. It will be held on Monday, May 18. Ministers of nearly 200 countries, and representatives of important international organizations will participate in the main forum of the World Health Organization.
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