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Moscow Mayor’s Tough Virus Stance May Hasten Russia Lockdown

  • Europe’s largest capital city to shut eateries, most stores
  • Putin has so far avoided forcing Russians to stay at home
Sergei Sobyanin, mayor of Moscow.

Sergei Sobyanin, mayor of Moscow.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg
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As Russia steps up its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has emerged as the leading voice for ever harsher measures that may become the model for locking down the country.