Russians in lockdown celebrate a subdued Victory Day online

Russia’s “Immortal Regiment” held online for Victory Day, March 9, 2020. Screenshot from 2020.polkrf.ru Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Russia hard, with over 10,000 new cases confirmed every day. At the time of publication, the Johns Hopkins University online map indicated 221,000 confirmed cases in the country. Strict quarantine measures were announced on March 5 and have been extended several times since. Following much speculation, on April 17 President Vladimir Putin did the unthinkable — and cancelled a large…

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