The Covid-19 pandemic in Russia: No applause for Putin’s political play?

In Russia, the confirmed Covid-19 infections have been suspiciously few. The official numbers do not reflect reality as there has been no systematic testing at any phase of the epidemic. Now, however, the number of cases has risen rapidly, and the new situation has an effect on the Kremlin’s position in the eyes of the people.

Veera Laine

Research Fellow – The EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

Jussi Lassila

Senior Research Fellow – the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia research programme

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