Will coronavirus bring down Vladimir Putin?

The Russian president has rarely looked so vulnerable during his 20 year-reign

Putin in protective gear
Vladimir Putin in protective gear during a visit to Covid-19 patients in hospital
(Image credit: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first inauguration as Russian president, but the milestone comes at a treacherous moment for the former KGB agent.

In a blow to the Russian premier, a new survey by independent pollster Levada-Center has found that fewer than half of respondents - 46% - believe the Russian government has responded adequately to the coronavirus pandemic.

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