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Roundtable discussion "The COVID-19 Pandemic in Russia: An Institutional Aspect"

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) organized a roundtable discussion "The COVID-19 Pandemic in Russia: An Institutional Aspect" as a part of the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.

The ICSID staff presented the first results of «Research on COVID-19 in Russia’s Regions (RoCiRR)» project.  As part of this project, an online survey of more than 22,000 respondents in 61 regions of Russia was conducted in November 2020. The resulting project database allows a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and government measures on the attitudes and economic well-being of Russians.

RoCiRR  participants Ekaterina Borisova,  Georgiy Syunyaev, Denis Ivanov, Anton Kazun, Israel Marques II and Kirill Chmel made their reports.

Georgy Syunyaev introduced methodology of the online survey, characteristics of the sample and first results of the study of the attitudes of Russians towards vaccines. Denis Ivanov presented a report on the experience of Russian citizens during the the pandemic, including the request for paternalism and isolationism. Ekaterina Borisova's presentation was devoted to the relationship between the level of interpersonal trust and the demand for regulation. Anton Kazun raised issues of conspiracy theories related to COVID-19. Israel Marques and Kirill Chmel discussed social policy in the era of the pandemic, in particular, the most affected by the pandemic groups of the population that need state support.