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BBC Moscow Correspondent (formerly Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid & Havana) Author of 'Our Woman in Havana: reporting Castro's Cuba' https://t.co/mZA5ERF5cd

Moscow, Russia
Joined June 2011
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@sarahrainsford
Sarah Rainsford
2 years ago
For anyone curious about Cuba, 'Our Woman in Havana' has a bit of everything: socialism, salsa & censorship; entrepreneurs & dissidents; the hopeful & the dejected - & beautiful, seductive Havana itself. On sale in the UK & now out in the US too https://t.co/6tuM7I8bVd https://t.co/VA3htOcJkQ
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Sarah Rainsford
4 hours ago
let's hope there's enough vaccine to go round, then... https://t.co/V98Kg85unL
@leonidragozin
Leonid Ragozin
4 hours ago
Sochi and other seaside resorts in Krasnodar Territory will be closed for non-vaccinated vacationers as of August 1. https://t.co/u5cVNLxh7N
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@leonidragozin
Leonid Ragozin
6 hours ago
People formed a giant queue outside a vaccination centre at a shopping mall in Yekaterinburg today - only to be turned away and told that Russia’s fourth largest city has run out of vaccines. https://t.co/5nfMKC0RGe
@e1news
E1.RU News
8 hours ago
Около "Гринвича" собралась просто гигантская очередь на вакцинацию. Еще до открытия торгового центра там стояли сотни людей. В итоге всех развернули и отправили по домам, потому что первый компонент закончился, с вакциной в городе проблемы. https://t.co/pjsP8ZqJex
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Sarah Rainsford
7 hours ago
Train ride view, Russia https://t.co/ByjZ9abPlN
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Sarah Rainsford
20 hours ago
@MoscowTimes
The Moscow Times
20 hours ago
Moscow authorities have eased online registration rules to allow vaccinated or negative-tested foreigners to obtain QR codes needed to dine at “Covid-free” restaurants https://t.co/fPvmvFrDOw
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Sarah Rainsford
21 hours ago
Russian woman just now: I don’t want the Covid vaccine; don’t trust it & anyway I’m not worried about Covid. You know what really worries me? That Nato is at our borders again. This as Covid infection rate climbs, hospitals fill & even official death rate rose 21% in past week
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@HenryJFoy
Henry Foy
a day ago
BIG scoop from FT's Brussels team - Merkel and Macron want to restart EU-Russia summits with Putin and the 27 leaders, as part of a surprise proposal for a new EU strategy of closer engagement with the Kremlin https://t.co/AyCrwzbWNd via @financialtimes
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Sarah Rainsford
a day ago
Buryatia becomes the first Russian region to announce a new lockdown It’s number 5 on list of regions with most Covid cases - 255 today https://t.co/fagmP70f2P
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Медиазона
a day ago
В Бурятии объявили локдаун на две недели. Закрыто будет все кроме продуктовых магазинов, транспорта, СМИ и жизнеобеспечивающих служб https://t.co/OsekISwIsx
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Sarah Rainsford
a day ago
COVID stats in Moscow & St Pete are worrying with record numbers of dead in both cities. Oddly, St P recorded 93 deaths with 1092 new cases whilst in Moscow 88 people died & there were 6534 new cases Russia was so proud of its vaccine - but so few Russians have actually had it
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Sarah Rainsford
a day ago
Moscow authorities apparently think ‘foreigners & migrants’ can’t catch/spread Covid like Russians. They’re eligible for free vaccine again (was stopped for a while) but only 1 jab - which is much less effective vs Delta variant So lots of couriers, cab drivers poorly protected?
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Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
let's hope there's plenty of vaccine out there one of the reasons the initial push to get people vaccinated was so slow was problems producing enough Sputnik kremlin used to say 'supply and demand are about equal, so it's fine for now' but if everyone's rushing to get jabbed?
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Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
Also barring all gatherings of over 500 - including concerts, sports crowds. If organisers can make them 'covid free' - ie use QR codes - then they can resume. 'These measures are complex and unpopular - but they are needed to save lives', the Mayor concludes.
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Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
This sudden move comes as Mayor Sobyanin says 14,000 people are being treated in Moscow hospitals - 'seriously ill' with Covid. Finally, they're worried... Mandatory vaccination of service sector staff, officials has begun - but protection will take time to kick in
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Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
In a push to get reluctant Russians to vaccinate, Moscow mayor now says from June 28th only ppl who've been vaccinated, had Covid in past 6 months or have recent PCR can go to restaurants. You need a QR code to prove it (likely to be a headache for non-Rsns)
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Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
a moscow taxi driver today told me his company said staff had to upload their vaccine certificates to the system by july 15th or they'd be blocked from the aggregator (& get no jobs) he said he's got no choice, will have to get the jab - despite 'lots of doubts inside' https://t.co/cVhAyzec7G
@AlexKokcharov
Alex Kokcharov
2 days ago
In #Russia, regional governments in 10 regions introduced mandatory #COVID19 #vaccination for at least 60% of services sector workers. 2 more regions announced mandatory vaccination for 60-65% of public sector workers https://t.co/bbSsJap30f https://t.co/7szfdmCImB
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@sarahrainsford
Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
Hottest since 1879, acc to @tass_agency Gulp
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@Nat_Vasilyeva
Nataliya Vasilyeva
2 days ago
Prosecutors in Belarus in the ongoing trial of Viktor Babaryka, an ex-presidential candidate who was jailed and not allowed to run against Lukashenko last summer, have just asked the court to sentence him to 15 years in a high-security prison. Babaryka is facing charges of fraud. https://t.co/dOWZa8LGb1
@tutby
TUT.BY
2 days ago
Прокурор запросил для Виктора Бабарико 15 лет колонии усиленного режима. https://t.co/MbM7hd2hJF
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Sarah Rainsford
2 days ago
Moscow: it’s officially a scorcher https://t.co/lFbFCYGH8X
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Sarah Rainsford
3 days ago
Good morning, Moscow - where it’s 20+ before 7am and Smudge now thinks that’s a great time for her morning walk https://t.co/N78ItNNNs8
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