Russia began a revaccination campaign in July, one of the first countries to do so, but Putin has yet to receive a booster shot.
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The Kremlin and its loyalists have said they will maintain and in some cases intensify their tough approach to internal and external critics they view as a threat to Russia's stability.
Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Friday, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent ruble crisis. The economy is slowing sharply as Western ...