Putin, Inspired by Indian Prime Minister, to address the Russian Population

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2020.

Inspired by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s emotional address to the citizens of India, Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a televised address to the nation later on Wednesday, the Kremlin said, without providing further details.

Putin’s address follows the sharpest daily reported rise in coronavirus cases, which now stand at 658 in Russia. It also comes amid speculation he will postpone a planned April 22 nationwide vote on constitutional changes due to the virus.

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