Russia in the Time of Coronavirus

PV March 20 web

Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 64

Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Russia remain remarkably low but there has been a suspicious spike in cases of pneumonia. Opposition rallies have been banned in the interest of public health but not preparations for the May 9 Victory Day parade and not the April 22 referendum on Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional amendments.

Oil prices are tanking and the ruble is crashing but the Kremlin continues with happy talk and insists the crisis is contained and under control. And abroad, the Putin regime clearly views the global pandemic as not just a crisis, but an opportunity.

Listen to the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore, Maria Snegovaya, and Donald N. Jensen dissect the latest from Russia in the time of coronavirus.

March 20, 2020