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Russians react to Putin’s ‘no lockdown’ with fear and anger

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27.10.2020

Reportage. 'If it’s not possible to slow down economic life even a little bit, this means that the situation is serious and the government is feeling a social anger that is brooding under the ashes,' says sociologist Sergey Uznikov.

written by Yurii Colombo

MOSCOW

October 27, 2020

Putin has solemnly promised that there will be no lockdown in this second wave of Covid-19.

This promise sounded like music to the ears of all the small traders who had managed to reopen after the spring’s disaster, but resonated as a threat to the millions of workers who must face traveling to work every day on crowded public transport. Restaurants, cinemas and theaters remain open in Moscow. Saturday, the game Spartak-Rostov, in the 13th round of the Russian top soccer league, was played with spectators. However, people are afraid.

“If it’s not possible to slow down economic life even a little bit, this means that the situation is serious and the........

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