MOSCOW—Residents of the Russian funds emerged Tuesday from a strict coronavirus lockdown, a day after Moscow authorities introduced they would elevate essential limitations in a move Kremlin critics say is intended to challenge security and normalcy ahead of two essential events—even as infections in the town stay large.

Muscovites, who had been requested to stay at home for a lot more than ten weeks, can now go outdoors with out limitation, pay a visit to hair salons and choose portion in sure other activities—the starting of what officials say will be a phased…