Surveillance and Control: Russia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author
Jakub Benedyczak
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
COVID-19 has become an opportunity for the Russian authorities to increase repressive measures and test Chinese solutions for digital control of society. Most of the solutions will probably be maintained after the pandemic eases, especially given the deepening economic crisis and potential of protests.
Topic
Security, Human Rights, Surveillance, Coronavirus
Political Geography
Russia, China, Eurasia