Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus scuppers Vladimir Putin’s grand plans, but can he bounce back?

  • The timing of the pandemic, hitting just as the Russian leader was unveiling major constitutional reforms, is seen as ‘a powerful blow to his plans’
  • Putin has weathered many crises over 20 years in power but observers say if the Kremlin cannot address economic problems, ‘there will be protests’
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Reuters
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