Russian President Vladimir Putin (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin to get coronavirus vaccine


President Vladimir Putin has said he will get a coronavirus vaccination on Tuesday, months after a widespread rollout started in Russia.

A mobile phone user turns on the Twitter application on his smartphone in Moscow, Russia (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content


Russian authorities said they are slowing down the speed of uploading photos and videos to Twitter over its failure to remove banned content — part of growing efforts to clamp down on social media platforms that have played a major role in amplifying dissent.