In Russia, the assessment of the coronavirus pandemic has crossed the symbolic bar of 1,000 contaminations. Three people died. But despite the threat, the official discourse is always reassuring in this country where the need to protect oneself from the virus is still far from being acquired. Awareness remains slow and difficult.

For his part, President Vladimir Putin, who decreed a week of vacation on March 25 to slow the progression of contamination, promised the Russians to defeat the coronavirus in less than three months.

Crisis management which, combined with an official assessment of the pandemic out of step with those of neighboring countries, raises many questions among the population, even if part of it seems reassured by official triumphalist speeches.

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