Staunton, May 9 – May 9th this year is likely to be remembered less as Victory Day than as the 150th day since the coronavirus was identified, the 60th day since the WHO declared it a pandemic, and the day on which the infected in Russia rose another 10,000 to 199,000 (ura.news/news/1052431065 and vedomosti.ru/society/articles/2020/05/09/829872-dannie
ehorussia.com/new/node/20755). And in various parts of Russia, people also celebrated in public despite the ban on doing so (sibreal.org/a/30602745.html
tass.ru/obschestvo/8435245) and by new reports about how many industries in how many places are being destroyed by the pandemic limitations (kommersant.ru/doc/4341120).
· New data show that Putin’s healthcare optimization has undermined the country’s ability to fight the coronavirus and that the situation would have been even worse if the coronavirus had arrived after his planned cuts were completed (ura.news/articles/1036280193).
Activists in non-Russian republics are now complaining to Moscow about the Russian government’s failure to provide money to the population now without work (capost.media/news/obshchestvo/the-dagestani-human-rights-activist-complained-to-putin-for-failure-to-render-aid-to-the-population-/