Foreign Policy has a damning article on The Incomprehensible Enormity of Russia’s Botched Pandemic Response. Sad to see country that would have all the tools to be extremely prosperous so badly mismanage everything:

Despite having access to the brain power and resources of one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, Russian authorities have repeatedly squandered almost every chance to beat the pandemic. Their massive, bloated propaganda apparatus failed to do the one job it was designed for: Get the message out.