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- January 22 – Russia is seen as the tenth most corrupt country in the world.
- January 30 – Russia closes its land border with the People's Republic of China to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- February 20 – Russian authorities suspend the entry of Chinese citizens to Russia for employment, private, educational and tourist purposes, due to fears of the COVID-19 Outbreak.
- March 24 – COVID-19 pandemic: Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin told President Putin at a meeting that "a serious situation is unfolding" and that the relatively low number of confirmed cases could be due to a low level of testing, saying that "there are far more people who are infected" and that the number of people in Moscow suspected of having the coronavirus was about 500. A number of venues and parks in Russia including Crocus Expo in Krasnoyarsk, Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy and Patriot Park in Moscow and Lenexpo in Saint Petersburg were turned into temporary hospitals.
- March 28 – the government decided to close all automobile, railway, pedestrian, river, or other border checkpoints, including on the Belarus border, with exceptions similar to that of the air travel restrictions.
- April 10 – 2020 Russia–Saudi Arabia oil price war: Russia and Saudi Arabia, when implementing the new OPEC+ agreement from May to the end of June 2020, will have to produce no more than 8.5 million barrels of oil per day.
- April 30 – Russia announced there are more than 100,000 people infected by the coronavirus; Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that his tests for coronavirus showed positive results, his First Deputy Andrey Belousov was appointed as Acting Prime Minister.
- May 1 – Vladimir Yakushev Minister of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector, was hospitalized after he was diagnosed with coronavirus. His deputy was appointed as acting minister.
- June 4 – Russian President Putin agreed to declare a national emergency after the 20,000 tons of diesel spill near Norilsk.
- July 1:
- September 13 – Local elections were held including the election of the heads of 17 Republics and the election of deputies of legislative bodies in 11 districts of the Russian Federation. In regions where governors resigned after June 13, 2020, elections were held on a single voting day in 2021. A new governor was elected in Sevastopol, Leningrad Oblast.
- September 21 – Caucasus 2020 (also called Kavkaz 2020) multinational command post exercise will start
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