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    Pssst. We have a daily newsletter. Don’t tell anyone — it’s a secret.

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  2. EXCLUSIVE: We asked Russian medical staff what is like on the ground. They said severe shortages are still manageable, but some hospitals will be hit so hard that the severely ill will see "no real difference" between checking in and staying home:

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  3. 54 years ago today in 1966, the USSR launched the Luna 10 robotic spacecraft mission. Three days later, it became the Moon's first artificial satellite.

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  4. In 24 hours, the number of Russian regions taking shelter-in-place measures to mirror Moscow's more than doubled. 57 regions are now in some kind of lockdown, and 49 have made it mandatory for all residents.

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  5. The new editor-in-chief of a respected Russian business newspaper told outraged staffers he thought the paper's owners should be able to make their own edits. Now, he's changed a headline post-facto, and the newsroom is rearing for a fight to get him out.

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  6. In a single day, a new bill allowing the Russian PM's cabinet to declare states of emergency has passed all four of its required legislative votes, a process that can otherwise take weeks or months.

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  7. ❗ The doctor in charge of Moscow's primary hospital has tested positive for the new coronavirus. He has been a major public figure in Russia's epidemic, meeting with Vladimir Putin on March 24.

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  8. Russian lawmakers just adopted strict new penalties, including criminal punishment, for offenses against the national effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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    EXCLUSIVE: The first detailed model of Moscow's pandemic shows that without a strict lockdown like the one now in place, tens of thousands of Muscovites would die. If current measures are maintained, fatalities could be as few as 250:

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  10. Buckle up, Muscovites. Leaked materials suggest that you'll soon need QR-codes to step outside, even to walk your dog or commute to work.

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  11. Russia confirmed an even 500 coronavirus cases in the past day, recording zero new deaths.

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  12. EXCLUSIVE: The first detailed model of Moscow's pandemic shows that without a strict lockdown like the one now in place, tens of thousands of Muscovites would die. If current measures are maintained, fatalities could be as few as 250:

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  13. Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the day Russia agreed to sell Alaska to the USA for 2 cents per acre. Pictured: the US $7.2 million check used to pay for Alaska (roughly $109 million in 2018).

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  14. CORRECTION: St. Petersburg has recommended that all residents leave their homes only for essential purposes. The shelter-in-place measures are only mandatory for those over 65. We regret the error.

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  15. BREAKING NEWS: St. Petersburg, Russia, has ordered its residents to shelter in place, leaving their homes only for essential purposes.

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  16. Here's a list of the Russian regions that are following Moscow's example and sheltering in place. You'll have to fill in the blanks for the ones leaving their citizens to catch on your own.

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  17. Moscow began sheltering in place today. Here's photographer 's view on the megacity's deserted downtown.

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  18. Under new coronavirus rules, Moscow's makeshift memorial to Boris Nemtsov is now unguarded for the first time in five years.

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  19. Less than three weeks ago, Chechen officials were still inviting tourists, claiming to be a safe haven from coronavirus. Now the cops are beating people in the street with pipes for violating Kadyrov's new self-isolation rules. Here's how we got here.

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  20. Moscow's new “smart system” to monitor and control the movements of every city resident will apparently begin rolling out by the end of the week.

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  21. The latest numbers are in and Russia's coronavirus numbers jumped almost 20 percent in the past day. There are now 1,836 confirmed cases nationwide.

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