The Russians realized the real unity against the background of the pandemic, said Zakharov

Pandemic coronavirus infection allowed the various representatives of the Russian companies to understand what real unity, combining in a burst of good deeds of many Russians, said Friday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

On Friday morning, the diplomat arrived in the suburban district of the city of Solnechnogorsk. Here, in the estate Serednikovo, where childhood of the great Russian poet and writer Mikhail Lermontov, was held the ceremony of awarding the volunteers who had assisted during the period of the pandemic. The youngest was 12 years old, the oldest about 50.

It was also attended by the head of the city district Solnechnogorsk Vladimir Sleptsov.

According to the Russian diplomat, the current period - the period of the global pandemic - can be treated in different ways.

"Some call it cursed 2020, someone says he is a leap year, and always used to... I call this time "time to help". I suddenly it's very clearly understood, somewhere in March-April," - said Zakharov.

Later, in an interview with reporters, she admitted that, in her view, humanity is experiencing a time, "which we all checked out and continues to check."

"Someone used this time in their very own selfish, short-term gain, and someone showed generosity - spiritual, material and financial. Was not considered neither with time nor with personal funds or with the circumstances. Just went ahead and helped, did. I think it was a test for many" - concluded Zakharov.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 16.8 million infections, more than 662 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.