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Anger at Putin Grows With Entrepreneurs Facing Ruin From Crisis

  • Kremlin aid programs fall far short as bankruptcy looms
  • Government has focused stimulus on bigger, state companies
Russia Implements Mandatory Lockdown-Pass In Moscow
Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Moscow entrepreneur Anastasia Mesheryakova is scathing about the assistance from President Vladimir Putin’s government as she fights to prevent the collapse of her family-owned chain of cafes.

“All the measures they’ve announced are just a joke,” said the 43-year-old. “I’ve only got myself to rely on.”