Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Rise By Over 10K for Third Straight Day

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the highest ranking official to contract the infection, is now “feeling normal,” spokesperson Boris Belyakov said Tuesday. He said Mishustin, who announced he tested positive last week, was continuing treatment under Health Ministry guidance, adding the prime minister is “actively talking with colleagues by phone.” The authorities say they have…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 5

As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 252,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 155,370 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 1,451 deaths. May 5: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 10,102 new coronavirus infections…

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St. Petersburg Doctors Compensated Based on ‘Percentage of Guilt’ for Getting Coronavirus

Authorities in St. Petersburg have pledged to pay compensation to doctors who become infected with the coronavirus — but only after an investigation establishes their level of responsibility for getting it, according to newly adopted rules. The head of Russia’s second-largest city has promised hazard pay ranging from 300,000 rubles ($3,800) to 1 million rubles…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 4

As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 248,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 145,268 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 1,356 deaths. May 4: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 10,581 new coronavirus infections…

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Gazprom donates 200,000 protective suits for St. Petersburg doctors

May 3, 2020, 18:10 Gazprom today donated to the Government of St. Petersburg 200,000 biological protection suits purchased for the doctors who are fighting against the spread of the new coronavirus. [embedded content] The suits were manufactured in China, where they demonstrated their effectiveness during contacts with COVID-19 carriers, and comply with the St. Petersburg Healthcare Committee’s requirements for…

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Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | May 3

As the new coronavirus that has killed more than 244,000 people worldwide continues to spread, Russia has stepped up its measures to slow the pandemic’s spread within its borders. There have been 134,687 cases of coronavirus infections reported in Russia so far and 1,280 deaths. May 3: 3 things you need to know today Russia confirmed 10,633 new coronavirus infections…

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Russian Minister Hospitalized With Coronavirus

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Russia Ditches Putin Mosaic in Army Church

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Half of Moscow’s Critical Coronavirus Patients Tested Negative, Mayor Says

Half of Moscow’s coronavirus patients in serious condition have tested negative for the virus, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Thursday amid questions over the accuracy of Russia’s tests. His revelation follows a directive for Russian doctors to diagnose Covid-19 without tests after a widely reported study placed their accuracy at around 70%. Moscow’s health department reportedly…

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NATO to Ramp Up Georgia’s Security Against ‘Aggressive’ Russia: Official

NATO will involve Georgia in its regional security program to help protect the Black Sea country from Russia’s “aggressive” cyber- and misinformation threats, the Western military bloc said Wednesday. Georgia’s NATO ambitions have angered Russia since 2008, when NATO leaders promised the Russian neighbor that it would one day join the alliance. Russian President Vladimir…

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Russian PM Mishustin Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with coronavirus, he said during a video meeting with President Vladimir Putin broadcast on the state-run Rossiya 24 television channel Thursday. Mishustin, 54, who was appointed prime minister in January, has played a leading role in Russia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He is now self-isolating in the hospital…

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Putin’s Virus Response Earns Lower Marks Than Local Leaders’: Poll

More Russians approve of local officials’ coronavirus response efforts than they do of President Vladimir Putin and the federal government’s response to the pandemic, according to a newly published independent survey. In a public address over the pandemic early this month, Putin largely delegated decisionmaking authority to regional leaders due to regional differences in infection rates.…

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Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg financing development of COVID-19 drug

Background Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is engaged in natural gas transmission in nine regions of northwestern Russia, as well as natural gas transit to the CIS and Europe. The company operates over 10,000 kilometers of gas trunklines, transporting more than 137 billion cubic meters of gas every year. The company’s production capacities are comprised of 32 compressor stations, 192 gas compressor units, and 241 gas distribution stations. Gazprom Transgaz…

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Members of Gazprom Management Committee donate personal funds to fight spread of coronavirus

The Gazprom Management Committee held a meeting.

The Members of the Management Committee resolved to make a donation in the amount of their respective monthly salaries in order to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus.

The funds were donated to the Botkin Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital, a state budgetary healthcare institution in St. Petersburg.

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