Support The Moscow Times!

Tracking Coronavirus’ Spread in Post-Soviet Countries

The CIS countries have experienced hundreds of infections and two fatalities. Valery Sharifulin / TASS

With nearly 140,000 infections worldwide, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has reached pandemic status. 

We’ve rounded up the latest figures on the coronavirus in all post-Soviet countries. Estonia leads the pack with 258 infections, a wide margin over second-place Russia with 147 infections. Nearly all countries have closed schools and discouraged large gatherings in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus. 

The first death recorded was a 51-year old woman in Azerbaijan who had recently returned from a trip to Iran, followed by two fatalities in Ukraine.

We will continue to update the list as the numbers change.


Number of infections: 258

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 147

Number of deaths: 0 


Number of total infections: 33

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 71

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 52

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 51

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 34

Number of deaths: 1


Number of infections: 36

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 34

Number of deaths: 0


Number of total infections: 37

Number of deaths: 0


Number of infections: 16

Number of deaths: 2


Number of infections: 23

Number of deaths: 0 


Number of infections: 3

Number of deaths: 0 

No infections have been reported in Turkmenistan or Tajikistan. 

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.