In the past couple of years, Moscow reduced foriegn debt and saved money to fight any eventuality. But it will need much more to fight its economic woes.
With cases surging and authorities urging Russians to stay in their homes, celebrations of this year's Victory Day were muted after the Kremlin postponed plans for a grand parade with world leaders.
Health authorities released updated figures of 425 deaths and 20,438 confirmed cases, as patients begin arriving at a hospital built in just 10 days in Wuhan.
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