Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly received a domestically-made COVID-19 vaccine in an apparent move to promote the safety of the country's homegrown formulas both at home and abroad.
The president's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Tuesday that Putin was vaccinated earlier in the day. He said the president is feeling well and will have a regular workday on Wednesday.
Peskov did not disclose which of the three Russian-developed vaccines Putin had received.
He also did not provide images or videos of the president's inoculation, saying Putin did not like the idea of receiving it on camera.
The Russian leader has been promoting the safety and reliability of the domestically-made vaccines, including Sputnik V, piquing public interest in when he would receive an injection.
A massive vaccination campaign began in Russia in December. But a survey last month showed that only 30 percent of respondents said they are ready to receive their shots.
Russia has also actively been supplying its vaccines to regions such as Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.