Mandatory Vaccination Orders Spread to Yet More Russian Regions

But remains to be seen if these have much teeth or not

Mandatory-vax regions in red

After the Kremlin spoke in favor of mandatory vaccinations in Moscow, other governors eager to please the center have heard and understood the signal, and similar decrees are spreading across the provinces.

As of now 22 of Russia’s 85 federal regions have ordered mandatory vaccinations based on type of employment OR ELSE. The list (courtesy of Meduza):

  • Altai Republic (aims to vaccinate 60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 30)
  • Bashkortostan (aims to vaccinate 60 percent of civil servants by July 2)
  • Bryansk region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by October 1)
  • Buryatia (60 percent of workers in certain sectors, students, and people over the age of 65 by September 1)
  • Kaliningrad region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 20)
  • Kemerovo region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 17)
  • Khabarovsk krai (rotational workers and all civil servants in Khabarovsk)
  • Khakassia (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 31)
  • Krasnodar krai (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 23)
  • Leningrad region (80 percent of workers in certain sectors by September 1)
  • Moscow (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 15)
  • Moscow region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 15)
  • Nenets Autonomous Okrug (60 percent of residents in certain categories, including people over the age of 60)
  • Nizhny Novgorod region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 25)
  • Sakhalin region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by September 1)
  • St. Petersburg (65 percent of officials by August 15)
  • Smolensk region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by September 1)
  • Tambov region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 15)
  • Tver region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 18)
  • Tula region (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 15)
  • Yaroslavl region (“recommends” that 60 percent of staff at hotels, hostels, and food courts get vaccinated, otherwise “there will be restrictive measures”)
  • Zabaikalsky krai (60 percent of workers in certain sectors by August 27)

I have talked about the contradictions of ordering 60% of service sector workers to get injected (here, here, here, here, and here), but if anything the orders for 60% of civil servants to vaccinate are even more comedic. Sure you can write on a piece of paper that 60% of workers in government offices must be injected, but who decides which 60% and what happens with those who do not? Let’s say that in a certain bureau only 50% are successfully bribed and pressured into getting injections. What do you do with the uninjected half? Have them draw straws to determine which of them will be fired/suspended to get the bureau over the 60% threshold? Somehow I don’t see that passing muster even in Russia’s slavishly power-appeasing courts.

I wonder how this ends and if these decisive-sounding decrees, in the end, don’t just end up advertising the impotence of the Russian state to impose itself on its people. That the authorities wisely limit themselves to targeting only a minority of the population, and even then demand only a 60% compliance rate would imply the political parasites are well aware of their weakness.

Actually, many of these decrees don’t even spell out what happens in the case of non-compliance, possibly because nothing can. These are panicked, ad-hoc orders issued for the sake of the immediate goal of appearing decisive, but without any thought given to implementation or the exit plan. They have every potential of ending up humiliating the issuers themselves which is perhaps why Putin hasn’t had the courage to issue one on a national level.

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Mentor
Mentor
3 months ago

I speculate, but It looks like everyone is getting ready for a bioweapons war by protecting their own populations.

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
3 months ago
Reply to  Mentor

Goy, Russia is not(!) killing its population like the zionazis of the corrupted and degenerated West!

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
3 months ago

Sputnik V is safe vaccine, boosting immune system, protecting from jew coronavirus!
But the zionazi jew ” vaccines” of the West kills you!!!

Art
Art
3 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Hood

Only blind retard trust any dirty politics, Putin is a false opposition so people like you can be fooled again and again.

Jerry Hood
Jerry Hood
3 months ago

Goy, there is no more ” Leningrad” region! But Sankt Petersburg….

Josep
Josep
3 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Hood

St. Petersburg may have gotten its old name back, but the Leningrad oblast is still in existence.

Russian Observer
Russian Observer
3 months ago

The anti-Covid policies in Russia are quite sociopathic. On one hand, the orders of volunteer-compulsory vaccination have been issued, on the other hand, yesterday, the speaker of the Duma and the head of Rospotrbnadzor, which oversees management of the pandemic response, both said that ‘ordering’ people to get vaccinated is an obvious violation of the law, and cannot be ‘tolerated’. “Maybe you’re talking about President Macron’s orders?” the speaker inquired – responding to a question of one of the Duma deputies who reported mass protests in more than 50 cities around the country.

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