How is Russia coping in the pandemic?

Plummeting oil prices are combining with Covid-19 to badly damage the Russian economy

Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin chairs a video conference meeting on the coronavirus situation
(Image credit: SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

Wednesday was supposed to be the day the Russian people voted to refresh President Vladimir Putin’s term limit, ratifying the constitutional changes he proposed in February that would have allowed him to serve as leader until 2036.

The vote was postponed in March, however, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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