Working remotely, Russian-style: Ballet practice at home
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians from many walks of life, including Bolshoi Ballet dancers, musicians and a mixed martial arts trainer, are struggling to adapt to working remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak. As the outbreak has engulfed Russia, President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial economic shutdown and authorities across the vast country have introduced strict quarantine measures. Officials in Moscow and other regions have ordered most people except those working in essential sectors to stay home through April 30. Residents are only allowed to shop at nearby food stores and pharmacies, walk their dogs and remove trash. The shutdown has driven many businesses to the verge of collapse and made millions jobless, according to estimates.