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Vladimir Putin

COVID-19 vaccine: Scientists in West say Russia’s move ‘reckless’

Intent on being first in the global race to develop a vaccine against the pandemic disease, Russia has yet to conduct large-scale trials of the shot that would produce data to show whether it works - ...

A scientist works inside a laboratory of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology during the production and laboratory testing of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Moscow, Russia on 6 August 2020

Russia first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine: Putin

The speed at which Russia is moving to roll out its vaccine highlights its determination to win the global race for an effective product, but has stirred concerns that it may be putting national ...

Russian president Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on 11 August 2020

Protesters chant ‘Putin resign,’ ‘Putin is a thief’ in Russia

Residents of Khabarovsk, around 3,800 miles (6,110 km) and seven time zones east of Moscow, are unhappy about the detention this month of the wider region's popular governor, Sergei Furgal, who was ...

People take part in a rally in support of arrested regional governor Sergei Furgal who is accused of organising the murder of several entrepreneurs 15 years ago, in Khabarovsk, Russia on 25 July 2020

Putin orders massive snap military drills

President Vladimir Putin has ordered snap military drills involving 150,000 personnel and hundreds of aircraft and naval vessels to ensure “security in Russia’s southwest,” the defence ministry said ...

Russian president Vladimir Putin takes part in a a video conference call with members of the Russian Civic Chamber, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, 25 June 2020.

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his passport to a member of a local electoral commission at a polling station on the last day of a weeklong nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in Moscow, Russia, 1 July 2020.

'Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops'

The White House, the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined requests from Reuters for comment on the newspaper report.

Russian president Vladimir Putin takes part in a a video conference call with members of the Russian Civic Chamber, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, 25 June 2020.

Putin's spokesman tests positive for coronavirus

Peskov said he had last met Putin in person over a month ago, the TASS news agency reported. The Kremlin says Putin's health is rigorously protected and that he gets the best medical treatment Russia ...

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov arrives for a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Sochi, Russia on 4 December 2019

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A woman works at a salt farm during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Phetchaburi, Thailand, 9 May 2020.

Russia's third cabinet member tests positive for COVID-19

Prime minister Mikhail Mishustin last week told president Vladimir Putin he had been diagnosed and was temporarily stepping down to recover

A general view shows the State Historical Museum and the Kremlin wall as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Moscow, Russia on 6 May 2020

Russia's virus case tally nears 100,000

Russia, the world's largest country by territory, has been on lockdown since president Vladimir Putin announced the closure of most public spaces in late March

People follow social distancing markings as they line up to enter a hardware store on the first day of its reopening after the local authorities eased lockdown restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kaliningrad, Russia on 29 April 2020
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