Russia

Politics • Asian • Russia
Apr 08, 2020 08:05 AM (UTC)
Russia reports record daily rise in new coronavirus cases, infections up to 8,672

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by more than 1,000 for the second day running, taking the total to 8,672, the crisis response centre said on Wednesday. The number of reported cases rose by 1,175, a record daily rise, while deaths increased by five to 63, the centre said.

Politics • Asian • Russia
Mar 30, 2020 09:02 PM (UTC)
Moscow goes into lockdown

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin declared the 13 million residents of the Russian Capital, Moscow, are to stay home, exceptions made for medical emergencies and run to nearby shops.
The city will enforce this rule using a system of special passes and electronic surveillance -- cameras with facial recognition and cell phone location data.

Politics • Asian • Russia
Mar 24, 2020 05:16 PM (UTC)
Russia may delay Putin vote due to coronavirus outbreak

Russia may delay the public vote on amendments allowing Vladimir Putin to hold office potentially until 2036 due to the corona virus pandemic. The Kremlin has not yet officially rescheduled the vote originally planned for April 22nd. Putin intends to alter the constitution in order to get the chance for a fifth and sixth term as President.