Cossacks are trying to combat the Coronavirus - with folk remedies and holy water. And the authorities are allowing them.
Measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus mean Russians can't take to the streets. But as the economic fallout from the pandemic hits, some are finding creative ways to express their anger at the government.
Moscow churches have been closed to worshippers during Orthodox Easter celebrations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Though many churches across Russia will stay open, for some the move crosses a line.
President Vladimir Putin has called for compromise after an outcry over plans to build a cathedral in a park in Russia's fourth-largest city. Locals have protested, saying the building would take away rare green space.
For years, Russia's Urals have been beset by a severe HIV epidemic, with thousands of people of all backgrounds affected. How does the state plan to tackle it? Juri Rescheto traveled to Severouralsk to find out.
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