On the M11 motorway leading from Moscow to the Novgorod region, northwest of the Russian capital, four cars driven by members of the independent union Alliance of Physicians are stopped by police. It was last Thursday. On board was the president of this association, which is very critical of the government’s health policy, Doctor Anastasia Vassilieva. But also protective equipment (masks, gloves, glasses, etc.) intended for caregivers in provincial hospitals very poor in the face of the epidemic of coronavirus which is constantly increasing in the country. Embedded at the police station, Dr. Vassilieva spent 19 hours there, eventually fined for violating quarantine measures before being released. But this misadventure, widely reported in the media, earned her an international audience, she who tirelessly denounced the destitution of Russian doctors in the face of the epidemic.
“By using force against me, the authorities want