Russia has closed the border in the Far East due to the coronavirus epidemic. Timber merchants are forced to suspend logging and timber exports to China. This was told by vice president of the «Russian Forest» Association Sergey Pakhalyuk: «The main problem is the immediate suspension of logging operations. Association members reported that they had to resort to this measure because there was nowhere to ship the wood. Of course, this will affect the entire economic and socio-economic situation; a lot of people work in timber companies. The situation affects many aspects of the life of the region and the whole country».