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Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to have received a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday but has not disclosed which one.
“Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus,” Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s top spokesman, told CNN. “[He] feels good. Tomorrow he has a full working day.”
Peskov earlier said the vaccination would not be a public event because Putin “doesn’t like” the idea of being on camera for it, according to CNN.
He refused to say which vaccine Putin got but said it was one of the three available in Russia: Sputnik V, EpiVacCorona, and CoviVac.
“We are deliberately not saying which shot the president will get, noting that all three Russian [-made] vaccines are absolutely reliable and effective,” Peskov said, according to Reuters.
Asked how anyone would know that Putin had really been vaccinated, Peskov responded, “You will have to take our word for it.”
Many noted that deciding to leave the cameras behind was out of…