The nation’s president, who selected to be inoculated in non-public on Tuesday, awakened with ache in his muscular tissues, he revealed. The behind-closed-doors vaccination left commentators and opposition politicians puzzled. Journalist Andrey Zakharov joked on Twitter: “It was sugar in there.” Referencing a quote from Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny that Mr Putin was like a “grandpa in a bunker”, opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov wrote on Fb: “They are saying that there was a vaccination within the bunker at present.”
Mr Gudkov added: “However their guarantees sound like a joke: in whole secrecy, removed from the cameras, received’t say which vaccine.”
The Kremlin has not specified which vaccine Mr Putin obtained. Their purpose is to exhibit that “all three Russian vaccines are completely dependable, excellent and efficient,” in keeping with press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Mr Putin provided an replace on the process, chatting with state Rossiya 1 TV channel.
He mentioned: “I awakened the subsequent morning after the vaccination and it appeared to me I felt slight ache in [my] muscular tissues.
“I took a thermometer… my temperature was regular.”
Mr Peskov advised reporters on Tuesday: “Putin has been vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.
“He feels properly. Tomorrow he has a full working day.”
When questioned, Mr Peskov mentioned journalists must “belief his phrase” that Mr Putin had been vaccinated.
He added: “The president has already finished quite a bit to popularise the vaccine.
Numerous world leaders have chosen to look in entrance of cameras whereas being vaccinated to encourage their populations to do the identical.
Earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was pictured shirtless whereas being inoculated.
Posting the photograph on Twitter, he wrote: “Vaccine will allow us to dwell with out restrictions once more.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson additionally posed for a digicam whereas receiving his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab final week.