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11 February 2020

Stories from 11 February 2020

Viral prank video mocks Putin's cult of personality

RuNet Echo

Russian blogger Bashir Dokhov hung a huge portrait of Putin in the elevator of a Moscow apartment block. He then installed a camera to record the reactions of stunned residents.

Rising prices, heavy taxation threaten sustainability of age-old art in Punjab, India

The famous decorative inlay wood carving art of Hoshiarpur in Punjab, India is in decline because of an increase in the price of Shisham wood.

Public outcry over Wuhan coronavirus leads to blame game in China

Despite Beijing's claims, the central government bears significant responsibility for the mismanagement of crucial information in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak.