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Putin says dozens in Kremlin inner circle have COVID

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(Fake Gasp) Say it isn’t so!

Introduced a vaccine without Phase 3 trials, There is no clinical proof that it’s either safe or effective. Gets shunned by the general public. And Several dozen of Vlad’s inner circle gets infected?

Who could have foreseen that coming???

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Wishing everyone a speedy recovery.

In these times it's quite hard not to catch it, but they are vaccinated so it's just a matter of waiting it out until they recover.

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Well this is happening everywhere sign of the times.

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In these times it's quite hard not to catch it, but they are vaccinated so it's just a matter of waiting it out until they recover.

That’s the problem, they are injected with the Sputnik, not a vaccine!!!

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if the Russian says something and it's not outright denial, then add to that. If the Russian is in denial and whataboutism, then that is the opposite of what he is saying. The lying and the same argumentative narratives have not changed there. Just as the russisms used by "random commentators" in discussions in different languages have not changed.

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@ulysses

According to the latest figures, the country has recorded more than 7 million cases and 195,041 deaths, the highest death toll in Europe.

A substandard medical system, poorly educated doctors and a lack of awareness amongst the population will do that.

According to latest figures, in UK the number of recorded cases is also more then 7 million, even Johnson himself got the virus, though the number of deaths is less, 134 thousand. In the U.S. the number of cases is the biggest in the world - 41 million, the number of deaths is also the biggest - 666 thousand. I wonder why. Oh, yes - "a substandard medical system, poorly educated doctors and a lack of awareness amongst the population will do that". And of course - " Well, Pfizer and Moderna aren’t really vaccines".

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According to latest figures, in UK the number of recorded cases is also more then 7 million, even Johnson himself got the virus, though the number of deaths is less, 134 thousand. In the U.S. the number of cases is the biggest in the world - 41 million, the number of deaths is also the biggest - 666 thousand. I wonder why. Oh, yes - "a substandard medical system, poorly educated doctors and a lack of awareness amongst the population will do that". And of course - " Well, Pfizer and Moderna aren’t really vaccines".

Since you have put everything in quotes difficult to figure out which part is yuors.

If you are comparing what is happening in the US, then check a few other articles and you will figure out.

It's again the ignorant people in the US, funnily enough all big fans of putin, who are causing the spread.

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@ulysses

Since you have put everything in quotes difficult to figure out which part is yuors.

My bad. Enjoy: According to latest figures, in UK the number of recorded cases is also more then 7 million, even Johnson himself got the virus, though the number of deaths is less, 134 thousand. In the U.S. the number of cases is the biggest in the world - 41 million, the number of deaths is also the biggest - 666 thousand. I wonder why. Oh, yes - "a substandard medical system, poorly educated doctors and a lack of awareness amongst the population will do that". And of course - " Well, Pfizer and Moderna aren’t really vaccines".

If you are comparing what is happening in the US, then check a few other articles

I'm not complaining, just observing. To do that the official UHO statistics is enough.

ignorant people in the US, funnily enough all big fans of putin, who are causing the spread

Yes, the usual thing - "everything bad is Putin's fault". Very mature, responsible reaction.

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Yes, the usual thing - "everything bad is Putin's fault". Very mature, responsible reaction.

If he does bad things shouldn’t that be his fault.

That is mature I think!!!

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If he does bad things shouldn’t that be his fault

The key word "if". I just don't think that the spread of COVID in the U.S. (or any orher problems in America) is Putin's fault. Instead of blaming somebody America should look at the mirror first. That would be mature!

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The Kremlin initially set a goal of fully inoculating 60 percent of Russia's population by September, but later dropped that target even though free jabs have been available since early December.

Skeptical Russians should take their vaccines

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Funny, usually most people here don't believe anything Putin says, but you guys believe him this time?

Not completely. Since it is bad news, it is probably worse than Putin is saying and their case numbers are probably lower than reality ... but that is likely true everywhere, including "western" democracies too.

Putin's sin is from making Russians still not trust their government. Under the USSR, that was to be expected - everyone knew about being watched, monitored, buy neighbors and secret police. Russia is more free, but the Russian govt still goes after political opposition which cannot really harm them in elections.

The "official" election results in Russia are fairy tales. They pick the results they want - say 80% - then ensure the ballots turned in match that. That's handled by ensuring only "correct people" get to vote and vote for the current people in power. Ballot stuffing has been caught on video so many times, it seems normal.

Pre-election, they don't allow the media to cover any of the political opponents. There are usually a few thugs involved outside polling locations to ensure anyone who looks like they would vote for the wrong people get beaten, just a little, too. Putin likes thugs. Immediately after the election, within an hour of the polls closing, all the results are magically tallied and somehow, magically, those from the correct party all win with large victories, so there isn't any need to question the results at all - ever.

That's what the world sees in Russian elections. https://www.euronews.com/2018/03/19/what-tricks-were-played-in-the-russian-election-

Gotta love it when the govt arrests the owner of the largest independent private media company in Russia as retribution for putting a story out that Putin didn't like to be known.

So, yes, we are skeptical still. Western democracy isn't always clean, but I've never worried about massive voter fraud either and I've never been physically hassled (or seen anyone else hassled) trying to vote in my entire life.

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The key word "if". I just don't think that the spread of COVID in the U.S. (or any orher problems in America) is Putin's fault. Instead of blaming somebody America should look at the mirror first. That would be mature!

Spreading disinformation in America by launching troll armies is not a good thing, maybe in Russia but not in the America for sure.

And knowing putin still trying to cling on to delusions of virility, mature doesn’t come to mind.

Maybe he should try to act maturely!

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Aside from this story properly bringing into international scrutiny their Спутник V vaccine, let alone their ability to execute even basic precautions for keeping their leadership healthy and safe from COVID-19, at least they were slightly transparent about this mess. Any degree of self-examination and self-critique, no matter how small, must always be welcome from the world's authoritarian regimes and their ridiculous sycophants.

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ulysses

Well Sputnik isn’t really a vaccine.

Please explain why Sputnik "isn’t really a vaccine". Thanks.

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Well Sputnik isn’t really a vaccine.

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Funny, usually most people here don't believe anything Putin says, but you guys believe him this time?

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@ulysses

That’s not a surprise, Russia has a lot of poor people who live in unhygienic conditions. It is a Petri dish for the virus.

Clearly you've never been to Russia. Who hurt you???

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Russia has the fifth-highest number of recorded COVID cases, according to an AFP tally, and has struggled to rein in infections despite easy access to vaccines.

That’s not a surprise, Russia has a lot of poor people who live in unhygienic conditions. It is a Petri dish for the virus.

According to the latest figures, the country has recorded more than 7 million cases and 195,041 deaths, the highest death toll in Europe.

A substandard medical system, poorly educated doctors and a lack of awareness amongst the population will do that.

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