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Coronavirus: Russia admits to world’s third-worst death toll, saying fatalities are three times higher than reported

Russia on Monday said its coronavirus death toll was more than three times higher than it had previously reported, making it the country with the third-largest number of fatalities.For months President Vladimir Putin has boasted about Russia’s low fatality rate from the virus, saying earlier this month that it had done a “better” job at managing the pandemic than Western countries.But since early in the pandemic, some Russian experts have said the government was playing down the country’s…

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