(RAD) This issue of the RAD focuses on Russia and the Covid-19 Pandemic. First, Judy Twigg analyzes the challenge the coronavirus pandemic poses to Russia. The author contends that Russia’s approach to containing the virus and the healthcare system’s condition raise serious questions about the efficacy of the much-vaunted “power vertical” in this instance. Second, Gunter Deuber looks at the two simultaneous economic crises facing Russia: an oil market shock and the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
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