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Russian President Vladimir Putin (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
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Putin to get coronavirus vaccine

22/03/2021

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)
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Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content

10/03/2021

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.