Vaccine diplomacy: Putin seeks to leverage Sputnik V to build Russia’s global influence

Vaccine diplomacy: Putin seeks to leverage Sputnik V to build Russia’s global influence
Associated Press
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Russia's boast in August that it was the first country to authorize a coronavirus vaccine led to skepticism at the time because of its insufficient testing. Six months later, as demand for the Sputnik V vaccine grows, experts are raising questions again — this time, over whether Moscow can keep up with all the orders.