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At least we have each other (16/01/22)
Edward Slavsquat's first open thread?
We’ve decided to start a new tradition: a weekly “open thread” to be posted each Sunday evening Moscow Time.
For the uninitiated: open threads are very popular internet events where people spam links to their blogspot diaries and hurl vile names at each other.
Our weekly open thread will be called “At least we have each other,” which may or may not be true. We’ll soon find out, won’t we?
Feel free to drop links in the comments that you find interesting and useful. We promise to inspect each one, within reason. Also consider just saying hello if you want.
We are also taking suggestions/ideas for possible future blog posts. So this is your chance to request an exclusive Edward interview with Alexander Gintsburg.
And finally, this space will also be used to dump stories that we meant to write about, and still want to write about, but know we will never write about.
Krasnodar shopping center installs Gattaca QR turnstiles
Krasnodar shopping center “Galaktika” can now be visited only by going through the scanner. The shopping center equipped the entrances with a special turnstile, which, instead of security guards, checks for the presence of a QR code and a mask worn on the face.
The principle of operation is simple: the buyer approaches the device. A special scanner checks if the mask is on. If everything is done correctly, the green light is on. The first stage has been completed. Next, you need to provide a QR code about vaccination or a previous disease from the State Services website. The scanner will do its job, and if the code is valid, then the doors will swing open and the buyer will be able to go on the long-awaited and desired shopping.
By the way, minors are now allowed inside only with a passport.
Cattle tags ruin Christmas for Russian children everywhere
An absurd situation has developed in the capital and a number of other regions of the country with rules concerning children visiting theaters, museums, circuses and Christmas trees during the New Year holidays. In Moscow, during the holidays, children can only freely enter restaurants and shopping centers. You can’t get to most cultural events without a parental QR code, the alternative is to take a PCR test at your own expense.
Duma deputy Delyagin: the economic situation in Russia is now worse than in the 1990s
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov continues Alexei Kudrin’s policy of blocking Russia's economic development, Mikhail Delyagin told NSN. The economic situation in Russia is now worse than in the 1990s, Mikhail Delyagin, deputy head of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, said in an interview.
(Delyagin is the dude who warned about Russia being yoked by a Big Pharma/Big Tech coup d’etat.)
We have some spicy stories coming next week that will fill you with deep and profound disappointment. So basically your typical Slavsquat fare. Honestly we don’t know why you people read this blog; but you do, and we’re very grateful.
See you in the comments!