“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 sent COVID-19 test kits to 33 countries
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More than 800,000 test systems for diagnosing coronavirus have been sent abroad by the Russian authorities, RIA Novosti reports.
According to Anna Popova, head of Rospotrebnadzor, Moscow donated test systems to 33 countries.
As Russkiy Mir reported, Moscow received about 30 requests for help in countering the spread of coronavirus infection from African countries. During the pandemic, twenty-nine African states and the African Union were asked to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Almost 30,000 units of laboratory materials and more than 8,000 personal protective equipment have been sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Medical multipurpose modules and components for the creation of two medical complexes were transferred to Djibouti. The Guinean authorities received test kits for research. During the pandemic, Russia donated humanitarian aid to the Union of the Comoros and Madagascar.
Earlier, Moscow sent a batch of humanitarian aid to Cambodia. Russian test systems designed to diagnose coronavirus were handed over to the Iranian authorities, the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS.
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