Category: Russia

Moscow launches electronic pass to control containment

The Russian capital is strengthening containment control while its medical services are on the brink of rupture, say city authorities.   The city of Moscow, whose health services are overloaded, launched Monday an electronic pass system strengthening the control of…
Putin Flies Help to Virus-Stricken Italy, Exploiting EU Fumble

As soon as Vladimir Putin got off the phone with the desperate Italian prime minister, Russian aid was being loaded onto military planes, headed for the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.   The consignment was given a high-profile reception by…
Putin’s party suffers an electoral setback in Moscow

The main opponent of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, had made this election an essential step in the battle against the ruling party, United Russia.   The ruling party (United Russia) suffered a heavy defeat on Sunday, September 8, in the…