The Moscow Times: Russia on Sunday confirmed 16,246 Covid-19 infections and 763 deaths.
The Moscow Times: More than a hundred people died in Kazakhstan in the wake of violent riots that shook Central Asia’s largest country this week, media reported Sunday citing the Health Ministry. […] Tokayev has thanked the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) for sending troops to help deal with the unrest. The CSTO has been dispatching several thousand troops to Kazakhstan, including Russian paratroopers, who have been securing strategic sites. Tokayev says the deployment will be temporary, but U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Friday that Kazakhstan may have trouble getting them out.