September 17, 2022

Online Inroads


Online Inroads
Waayyyy more exciting than a funeral. Kremlin.ru.

Putin recently presided over the ceremonial opening of a new highway project in Yekaterinburg Oblast from the comfort of the Kremlin.

A September 8 video call held with workers and local and national officials featured Putin impassively congratulating those involved on the completion of the new road. Speeches were given, and Putin asked some workers about their experiences in completing the project.

The ceremony marks the opening of new and reconstructed sections of the M-12 road, which will link with the M-5 and connect Moscow with Chelyabinsk through roads with a much greater capacity than before: twice as much, according to the video call.

Why is Putin still embracing COVID-era video calls? It's hard to say, especially when considering recent events he's made a point to attend (or not).

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