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Meet The Activist-Doctor Who Has Become The Kremlin’s Loudest Coronavirus Critic

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After weeks of working on overdrive, Anastasiya Vasilyeva, a doctor turned activist, finally had some time to kill. 

It was late Thursday morning and the head of the independent Doctors’ Alliance labor union had just passed the halfway point between Moscow and the Novgorod region, six hour’s drive northwest of the Russian capital. Vasilyeva, 36, was traveling in a convoy of four cars stocked with personal protective equipment (PPE) — gloves, masks, respirators — that she and nine other union members were planning to deliver to two local hospitals.

“What we’re doing is helping our government,” Vasilyeva told The Moscow Times by phone. “They’re not doing this work, so we’re taking it on ourselves…”

To read more visit The Moscow Times.

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