Russia In The Time Of Coronavirus, Part X

Brian Whitmore

22 May 2020

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The Kremlin’s Chechen strongman gets infected, adding to the list of top Russian officials afflicted with covid-19. Vladimir Putin postpones both the draft and upcoming military exercises. And amid increased scrutiny that Russia is cooking its numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths, a new report by Novaya Gazeta alleges a widespread campaign in Russia’s regions to suppress information about the virus.

The Power Vertical Podcast’s coverage of Russia in the time of coronavirus continues. We’ve got lots to talk about. So let’s get talking with Maria Snegovaya and Donald N. Jensen.


The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis. 

Intro Audio Clip: “Message from the President to the Federal Assembly” via the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0. 

Photo: “Working meeting with the Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov” by the President of Russia under CC BY 4.0.


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