Olympics, elections and, of course, covids / Day

Participants in the biggest sporting event, the Olympic Games in February, are already forming their own bubble. Of course, it is not pleasant, but at least there is a reasonable hope that this important event not only for athletes, but for the whole world will not have to be moved or even canceled this time and athletes will be able to compete. in honor of the pedestal.

Also, the Saeima elections are no longer behind the mountains, and elsewhere in the world, political leaders will fight for the votes of the electorate. No matter how much cowardism is called for, how much climate change or other issues on the world agenda, how many will play on the feelings and minds of the people tired of a pandemic, it will gradually become clearer in both political decisions and speeches. However, this time it will be important not only how people will vote, but also whether they will go to the polls at all. The laxity of the electorate and the need to achieve greater public involvement in the elections is not only discussed in Latvia, so the question of whether the pandemic will promote (or, on the contrary, reduce) people’s desire to determine the names of those involved in political processes will be more relevant than ever.

It will still be possible to continue to watch what is happening in the courtrooms in loud cases and to follow the almost eternal issue of the (non-) existence of a concert hall in Riga. It seems that all this could be made into a whole series in the spirit of a multi-series soap opera, where one action is stretched over ten series, but who knows – maybe this year will be the closing season and the final series is waiting for us in the coming months? Let’s hope so, because in a world of tension, that’s enough, and yes, it will inevitably have to be thought about.

The stars will fall, and there will certainly be new lights in the sky, both literally and figuratively. So what much more is there – the commitment of the new year has already been born in each of us, let’s try to fulfill them as well! Have an interesting year ahead and don’t be afraid at the very beginning!

These On Saturdays, January 7 – January 13, read:

SATURDAY SALON. Panteleev’s soul accounting. Andrejs Panteļējevs, one of the most prominent politicians of the 1990s, about literature and the literary bubble,
Nero’s marriage and his relationship with politics.

IN FOCUS. Change in the winds. Last year, the world witnessed the departure of several long-standing leaders from the world stage: the era of the Castro clan ended in Cuba, the era of Angela Merkel in Germany, and long-term Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost his post in Israel. Significant changes are also expected in the new 2022 – starting with the 14th Saeima elections in Latvia and ending with the presidential elections in France and Brazil.

SPORTS. A year sporty from both ends. The Beijing Winter Olympics will take place in February, and the World Cup in less than a month
a solution is scheduled for the end of December.

IN THE WORLD. From principles to conspiracy theories. Opponents of vaccination against Covid-19, known as anti-vaccines, are usually positioned as proponents of various conspiracy theories and low-educated people who oppose themselves to society by refusing to fulfill their obligations and putting not only themselves but all their loved ones and others at risk. However, there is still no complete picture of why people are giving up vaccines.

TIME MACHINE. The captain who sank the cruise ship. 10 years ago, a cruise ship sank off the coast of Italy due to the bravery and inexperience of Captain Francesco Skettino Costa Concordia, and 32 people died. Skettino is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence, but a disaster for the company Costa Crociere disbursed more than € 1.75 billion.


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