Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had been elected as the constitutional President of Russia until 2036, reportedly felt minor side-effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine dose.
According to media reports, Vladimir Putin said, “I woke up the next morning after the vaccination and it seemed to me I felt a slight pain in muscles. I took a thermometer… my temperature was normal.”
He said he also had an uneasy feeling at the site of the injection.
Earlier, the Russian President had said that Russia is about to register its third vaccine against the coronavirus. He said, “All Russian coronavirus vaccines were effective.”
He said that Moscow is ready to cooperate with all other countries on vaccines but warned against the “politicization” of the process.
“I agree that such a vaccine should belong to all mankind,” he had added.
Putin further said, “We are ready to cooperate with all countries, including our SCO partners.”
Previously, the Russian people elected Vladimir Putin as the constitutional President of Russia until 2036.
Opposition Parties have Rejected the Result
Opponents of Vladimir Putin have accused him of rigging the polls and pressuring voters, according to the news agency. They said that President Putin had used the state machinery extensively to campaign in his favour, with the aim of achieving the results he wanted and eliminating the opposition altogether.
According to Election Commission officials, the turnout had already exceeded 55% by Wednesday morning, but Kremlin critics and independent observers have questioned official figures, saying that in some regions of Russia the turnout was over 85%.
It should be noted that President Putin, in his address to the nation in January this year, proposed changes to the constitutional amendment, which was rejected by the opposition parties. The government decided to hold a nationwide referendum on the president’s proposal.
Vladimir Putin offered to expand the powers of parliament and divide power among the branches of the Russian government, giving the impression that he wanted to stay in power after completing his presidency in 2024.
Note that, President Putin, who has been in power for two decades, is the second Kremlin leader after Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to be in power for the longest time in the history of the country.