Coronavirus Calls on Russia

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
View of empty Red Square in Moscow

The coronavirus pandemic has finally hit Russia. Can the health care system handle the challenges presented by COVID-19?

Join Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center, for an in depth conversation about Russia’s response to the coronavirus. Joshua Yaffa, Moscow-based staff writer for The New Yorker, will describe what the pandemic looks like on the ground and how Muscovites are coping. Salmaan Keshavjee, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will analyze Russia’s response in light of his years of experience fighting tuberculosis—another highly contagious disease—with Russian doctors across the country.


Salmaan Keshavjee, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Director of the Center for Global Health Delivery—Dubai; Director of the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Harvard Medical School
Joshua Yaffa, Moscow Correspondent, The New Yorker
Moderator: Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or in advance of your participation or visit.

Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.