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Chess tournaments, youth festivals, art flash mobs and auctions, gloss, fashion brands and we tell you how the whole country helps the main heroes of our time: doctors and medical workers
Increase in the incidence of coronavirus in Russia, I think , managed to establish, and the regions are developing plans to get out of quarantine, but Moscow is introducing a "mask-and-glove" regime, FT, NYT and Meduza publish there are large investigations into the underreporting of official death statistics from COVID-19 and more disturbing news is coming from the country's hospitals about the challenges and difficulties faced by doctors and health workers. In a situation where "it is clear that nothing is clear", the best thing to do is to focus on positive news and think about how to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. In a special edition of the weekly good news, Forbes Life talks about how businesses, foundations, and people are coming together to help doctors across the country, and how to become part of this big and necessary machine for good.
With the support of the Timchenko Foundation, the first charity online chess tournament "Team-Russia" with the participation of the strongest Russian grandmasters was held from may 12 to 14. Alexander Grischuk, a two-time world chess Olympiad champion, won, but the entire prize pool that was collected during the tournament --- more than 24 million rubles ,- distributed among 13 regional hospitals specializing in the treatment of patients with coronavirus.
Bonus: right now, from may 15 to 21, you can take part in a large-scale VK Fest --- the online festival program with Basta, Cream Soda and 50 other artists is absolutely free, but everyone can make a donation. All the funds raised will go to help NGOs - the funds "Not in vain" and AdVita, which help hospitals, and the center "Violence.no" (to him, by the way, this week Regina Todorenko donated 2 million rubles --- also great news).
The entrance to the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum for doctors, medical workers and medical students will now always be free --- said the Director of the Museum Olga Sviblova. Also MUMM, Picture Agency, and platform Malevich.io we launched a flash mob --- everyone can create a bouquet (draw, photograph or shoot on video, from fresh flowers, paper, embroidery, etc.) and post it on the Internet with a hashtag and thanks to doctors, including those with whom they know personally. The Museum will show the best works at the first opening day after the quarantine is lifted. Paul Pepperstein. Flowers for Dr. Freud. Paper, watercolor, pen. 2020
Bonus: On may 16, starting from 15: 00, you can participate in the charity auction "Thank you to doctors" from Vladey. The curators selected works of art by leading Russian artists. Also at the auction, special lots will be drawn --- a personal haiku from Boris Akunin and a portrait to order from Vladimir Dubosarsky. The list of lots will be updated until may 16. The starting price for everything is €100. All funds from the auction will go to the funds "Shop of joys" and "Creation" for the purchase of PPE in the country's hospitals.
You can remove the burden from doctors by carefully taking care of your health. For the free app St. Petersburg doctors Olga Chernilova and Natalia Bekhtereva have developed an online course on the prevention of the disease "Stop coronavirus" - the information in it is based on who recommendations. The course has already been completed by more than 40,000 people, and recently it has introduced exercises to combat fear and anxiety, which is also very important in the current situation.
Bonus: for the health workers themselves, the Clear morning service has a free hotline for psychological support-it works around the clock and on the condition of complete anonymity. Phone number-8 (800) 100 01 91. The "Clear morning" service has been helping cancer patients and their loved ones for 13 years, receiving more than 300 calls a month --- the new hotline will not affect the regular work of the project.
Elle magazine put on the cover of the June issue of MGKB doctors # 52. "You are our heroes! Thanks! We made our choice and stayed at home! " the editorial Board wrote on Instagram. The photo with the medics became one of three versions of the cover of the issue --- the other featured artist Marina Abramovich and model Catherine McNeil.
Qatar Airways has allocated 100,000 tickets for its flights to any destination for doctors from all over the world. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, laboratory assistants and clinical researchers can participate in the campaign (and all of them can take a second ticket for a traveling companion). From 12 to 18 may on the website programs you can get a promo code and use it until November 28, 2020. The trip itself can be made from may 26 to December 10 this year. The only thing is that you will have to pay additional taxes for the flight.
This week, Baltika, along with the Yandex project "Help near" and the "Friends" and "Not in vain" funds, sent 40,000 bottles of drinking water to St. Petersburg hospitals. In total, since March, as part of the social campaign "Despite the distance, we stay together", the company has allocated more than 200,000 units of its (non-alcoholic) products and helped in the purchase of 500,000 protective equipment for volunteer centers, hospitals and the elderly.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Nestle has donated more than 120 tons of food to charity --- to people in need, animals in shelters and, of course, to hospitals, including specialized food, coffee and coffee machines.
Uniqlo gave employees of Moscow hospitals 5000 t-shirts and tops made of a special fabric that removes heat and moisture, allowing things to stay fresh longer. Levi's gave 1,600 sets of basic items to the capital's medical staff.
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