Is Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine as successful as the Kremlin claims? Are political considerations really preventing it from getting approval in Western countries? Why is the vaccination rate so low in Russia, and why didn’t Putin get vaccinated sooner? Podcast host Alex Gabuev is joined by Henry Foy, Moscow bureau chief of the Financial Times; and Polina Ivanova, a special correspondent for Reuters in Moscow.

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  • Alexander Gabuev
  • Polina Ivanova
  • Henry Foy