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Putin hails new Sputnik moment as Russia is first to approve a Covid-19 vaccine

Reuters

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Modified 12 Aug 2020, 2:15 am
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COVID-19 | President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move Moscow likened to its success in the Cold War-era space race.

The vaccine, which will be called "Sputnik V" in homage to the world's first satellite launched by the Soviet Union, has however not yet completed its final trials...

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