Does Russia have coronavirus under control? According to information released by Russian officials, Putin’s strategy seems to have worked. The number of confirmed Russian coronavirus cases is surprisingly low, despite Russia sharing a lengthy border with China and recording its first case back in January.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Monday gave the authorities five days to develop a system to track people who have come into contact with anyone with coronavirus by using mobile phone geolocation data.
In substituting character assassination for analysis, news organizations are again contributing to the deterioration of political norms. Score another one for the Kremlin.
Remarkably, since the COVID – 19 pandemic first began to impact seriously in recent weeks (through Italy) on Europe and US, there has been almost no international dialogue among Western countries’ political leaders, or with Chinese and Russian leaders.
Years of economic isolation and bulging financial reserves have positioned the country to ride out the coronavirus panic and bounce right back.
After a hastily organized and deeply contentious referendum on March 16, 2014, following Russia’s military occupation of the peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty of accession with Crimean leaders in Moscow two days later. An avalanche of international criticism followed.
Muscovites are stockpiling essential foods and trying not to leave home unless they have to. And this is far from everything that is happening in Moscow because of the coronavirus outbreak.
As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 8,800 people continues to spread around the world, Russia has stepped up its measures to tackle the pandemic and prevent its spread within the country.
This is a chronology of events in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic as they evolved in the normal course of life in Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk (the third largest city in Russia).
It is only two months into 2020, and the world has already been on the brink of a clash between two great powers. These were real military actions-in Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Then the participants seemed to rethink and stepped back from the brink, What is this? It’s the old policy of “balancing on the edge of war.” A dangerous, adventurist policy.