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‘You reap what you sow’: Russians party despite record Covid figures

Critics blame Kremlin denial and mixed messaging for pursuit of normality as deaths top 1,000 a day

Moscow’s streets were buzzing with energy on Friday evening. At Simach, a trendy bar and nightclub in the city centre, the small, sweaty dance floor was packed and a long queue of chatty people formed outside.

Looking at the crowd, it is easy to forget that Russia is at the centre of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, recording daily record deaths and infections just as global fatalities from the disease have fallen to their lowest level in a year.

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