- Title: Cossacks patrol Moscow park during lockdown
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (APRIL 10, 2020) (REUTERS) MOUNTED COSSACKS SPEAKING TO MAN IN KUSKOVO PARK VARIOUS OF COSSACK SPEAKING TO MAN DISPOSABLE GLOVES ON COSSACK'S HANDS EMBLEM ON UNIFORM READING (Russian): "CENTRAL COSSACK TROOPS" HORSE (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) COSSACK, IGOR CHZHAN, SAYING: "We have some time during the holidays and patrol the park. Now we're asking people to stay at home and make sure they don't have any picnics with barbecue during the pandemic." EMBLEM ON UNIFORM READING (Russian): "RUSSIA. STATE REGISTER OF COSSACK SOCIETIES" COSSACKS RIDING ACROSS BRIDGE VARIOUS OF COSSACKS RIDING ALONG PATH VARIOUS OF COSSACKS STANDING BY POND
- Keywords: COVID-19 Cossacks Moscow Russia coronavirus lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C8WSCW7
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Duration: 00:01:47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Mounted Cossacks patrolled Moscow's Kuskovo Park on Friday (April 10) to ensure people observe the coronavirus lockdown.
During the lockdown period, Muscovites are only be allowed to go out to buy food or medicine at their nearest shop, get urgent medical treatment, walk the dog or take out the rubbish.
By tradition Cossacks were once the patrolmen of Russia's borderlands, but later faced persecution including systematic killings and deportation at the hands of communists following the Russian revolution.
They have enjoyed a rapid revival since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, becoming a staunchly conservative social force, helping with some police functions in some of Russia's regions.
Russia reported 1,786 more coronavirus cases on Friday, its largest daily rise so far, which took the national tally of confirmed infections to 11,917.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths rose by 18 to 94, the Russian coronavirus crisis response center said in a statement.
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