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Under Pressure: Russia's Covid Crisis

In summer, Russian politicians declared 'victory' over Covid but the infection rate is now surging again and this time the poorer provinces are being hit the hardest.

In summer, Russian politicians declared 'victory' over Covid but the infection rate is now surging again and this time the poorer provinces are being hit the hardest. Whilst wealthy, well-resourced Moscow is opening vast, temporary hospitals to cope - and betting on the Russian vaccine as a way out of this crisis - healthcare workers in other regions are becoming overwhelmed by the spike in Covid cases - and the system is buckling. Sarah Rainsford reports.

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