For much of the past year, the Kremlin has been more focused on winning the public relations aspects of the pandemic than on fighting the virus itself.
Beijing's lack of transparency and selective data sharing have frustrated the team of international specialists tasked with probing the origin of the pandemic. No conclusive findings were made.
The laboratory equipment includes items necessary for diagnosing and testing for COVID-19 and personal protective equipment.
Beijing's spin took on more urgency in recent weeks as World Health Organisation (WHO) experts arrived in Wuhan to probe the origins of the coronavirus.
One year after the Wuhan lockdown, Beijing is eager to promote its narrative of how it contained the pandemic, but history tells another story.
Beijing's history of secrecy, disinformation and delays raises concerns that the team of World Health Organisation specialists will find a cold trail more than a year after COVID-19 first emerged.
Dramatic Chinese and Russian rhetoric about an alliance of fraternal states and mutual support with Central Asian countries amounts to mere words on paper, observers say.
Beijing barred WHO specialists from entering China at the last minute, highlighting the regime's continuing cover-up and attempts to whitewash the origin of the novel coronavirus.
Trust in Russia's Sputnik V vaccine has plummeted after months of lack of transparency from health officials and obvious money-making priorities from the Kremlin.
This latest donation is part of $1.38 million (114.1 million KGS) worth of support pledged by the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to help Kyrgyzstan combat COVID-19.