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Russia Faces Lost Decade After Its Deadliest Month of Pandemic

  • A record 87,527 deaths were linked to the virus in November
  • Life expectancy has fallen to 2012 level, demographer says
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Russia's Covid Rate Rises
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November was Russia’s deadliest month of the Covid-19 pandemic, deepening a demographic crisis that President Vladimir Putin says is a threat to the country’s future.

There were a record 87,527 deaths associated with the virus last month, according to data released by the Federal Statistics Service late Thursday. That was a 16% increase over the previous month, and raised total fatalities linked to Covid-19 in Russia to more than 625,000 since the start of the pandemic.