Police cars drove slowly through the streets, looking out for Muscovites breaking the rules.
"It's just a matter of time before we see the producers be forced by the crude gatherers to cut as one can not "gather" crude when there are no buyers or tanks to store it in", he said.
Ladies with protecting masks, extensively used as a safety measure towards coronavirus illness (COVID-19), stroll throughout Purple Sq. close to the St. Basil's Cathedral in central Moscow, Russia March 26, 2020.
Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov was the first regional leader to announce a lockdown last week, banning non-residents from entering the once restive region.
Russia's leading opposition figure, Alexei Navalny, on Monday blasted the Kremlin for longtime neglect of the country's hospitals and called for public donations to help them. "And local authorities turn a blind eye to such cases".
President Vladimir Putin has taken steps to declare a non-working week in Russian Federation. "Legal assessment to give I will not" - said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, noting that the issue of whether the decree Sobyanin Advisory in nature, it is necessary to go to city hall.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Saturday ordered to suspend border crossing by vehicle and by rail starting March 30.
Russia's COVID-19 cases increased by 228 in the last 24 hours, a daily record, to 1,264 in 62 regions of the country, official data showed Saturday.
The Russian capital's 12.7 million people were ordered to stay home starting Monday, with limited exceptions, in the strictest measures yet imposed in a major Russian city.
Russian Federation has been been adopting increasingly strict measures all week.
Restaurants, parks, cinemas and other establishments where large groups of people can gather, except the most essential ones, will also shut down.
"Refrain from visiting churches", Patriarch Kirill said, even though Orthodox services went ahead, including one led by him.
"You can be saved without going to church", he told believers in an address.