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Russian President Vladimir Putin has got vaccinated against the COVID-19

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Russian President Vladimir Putin received a coronavirus shot on Tuesday, as intrigue surrounds the country’s vaccine strategy.

Earlier in the day, the Kremlin said it would not reveal the name of the vaccine that Putin would receive, only that it would be one of three Russian-made shots.

“We are deliberately not saying which shot the president will get, noting that all three Russian vaccines are absolutely reliable and effective,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to Reuters.

There are three Russian vaccines — Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac — with the latter two only recently gaining emergency approval.

The 68-year-old Russian president received the vaccine Tuesday evening, according to local media reports. It’s unclear whether he was filmed receiving the shot. Peskov noted that Putin did not like the idea of being vaccinated on camera.

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