Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of Russia’s coronavirus vaccine during a government meeting on Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on August 11, 2020. – Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced on August 11. (Photo by Alexey NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / AFP) (Photo by ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)