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So, Putin’s spokesman, who is an overt jerk, is allegedly sick; the Russian Prime Minister “had to relinquish his duties”, and Putin is at his retreat. The Culture Minister and the Construction Minister were also infected.

The United States has the most confirmed cases in the world, followed by Russia, which has seen a spike in cases, including reporting more than 10,000 new cases again Wednesday. 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced Tuesday that he has contracted the virus. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin had to relinquish his duties two weeks ago after being diagnosed with COVID-19.  President Vladimir Putin is conducting all his communication via video links from his official retreat outside Moscow.” Excerpt from: https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/new-zealand-thailand-report-zero-new-coronavirus-cases

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman in hospital with coronavirus
Dmitry Peskov confirms to Russian media that he is being treated for Covid-19
” Shaun Walker Tue 12 May 2020 14.59 BST https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/12/vladimir-putin-spokesman-dmitry-peskov-hospital-coronavirus Says he hasn’t seen Putin in person for a month.

Peskov is the latest high-ranking Russian official to test positive for the virus, which has also infected Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova, and Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev” Excerpt from: https://www.rferl.org/a/kremlin-spokesman-peskov-covid-19-hospitalized/30607903.html

Peskov a liability to Putin and/or Trump and/or ???
Questions over lifestyle of Putin’s aide and his wife’s $10m property empire By Luke Harding and Jon Swaine in New York Wed 6 Feb 2019 07.29 EST Last modified on Thu 7 Feb 2019 06.58 EST
Exclusive: Revelations revive concerns over couple’s wealth and potential benefits of close relationship with Russian president

The wife of Vladimir Putin’s press spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, has accumulated a property empire worth well over $10m (£7.7m) and is designing a riverside palace on an exclusive Moscow estate, the Guardian can reveal.

The project is being overseen by a Russian tycoon who has previously done business with Donald Trump, documents show” See the rest of the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/06/lifestyle-putin-aide-wife-property-empire-dimitry-peskov