Putin, in annual address, hails ‘breakthrough’ on Russian coronavirus vaccines

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    Russian President Vladimir #Putin delivered his annual address to the nation Wednesday amid a sweeping Kremlin #crackdown on opposition protests and soaring tensions with the West. Putin began his state-of-the-nation speech by hailing the nation’s response to the #coronavirus pandemic. He said the quick development of three coronavirus vaccines underlined Russia’s technological and industrial potential. FRANCE 24’s Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.

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