Moscow. 26 April. INTERFAX.RU – Brief summary of the events that took place in the morning:
– The Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome at 01:14 Moscow time. This rocket launch with 36 communication satellites of the British company OneWeb was the second at the Vostochny cosmodrome this year. The previous launch took place on March 25th.
– Hungary recognized Sputnik V as the safest vaccine. This was reported on the vaccine's Twitter account. According to the published data, the Russian drug showed the best results in terms of both efficacy and safety.
– The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles. Chloe Zhao was named the best director for the film “The Land of the Nomads”. Emirald Fennell received the Best Original Screenplay for The Girl of Hope. Frances McDorman and Anthony Hopkins won Oscars for Best Actors.
– The film “Dear Comrades!” Konchalovsky was awarded the main Nika awards for 2020. The Nika National Film Awards ceremony took place on the evening of 25 April. The organizers announced the winners for 2019 and 2020, as due to the pandemic, the presentation of the award was postponed twice. The best feature film of 2019 was the film “Frenchman” directed by Andrei Smirnov, 2020 – the film “Dear comrades!” directed by Andrey Konchalovsky. Actors Yulia Vysotskaya, Chulpan Khamatova, Victoria Miroshnichenko and Leonid Yarmolnik received a film award as the best artists. Dmitry Glukhovsky and Mikhail Segal won “Nika” for the best scripts.
– In India, the increase in infected with COVID-19 breaks a record for the fourth day in a row , reports the Associated Press. Over the past day, 349.6 thousand cases have been identified in the country. The total number of people infected in India has exceeded 16.9 million. The US and Pakistan have already offered their help in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.