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Russian military vehicles move in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol, Ukraine on Saturday. Alexei Alexandrov/AP hide caption

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A woman undergoes antibody testing before an injection of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine known as Sputnik V at an outpatient clinic in Grozny earlier this week. Yelena Afonina/Tass via Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the approval of Russia's coronavirus vaccine during a government meeting on Tuesday. Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People enjoy warm weather Monday in downtown Moscow. The mayor has announced the gradual lifting of the coronavirus lockdown in the Russian capital. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A shipment of medical aid from the United States, including 50 ventilators, appears inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster transport plane Thursday at Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow. Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a cabinet meeting about the coronavirus via videoconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Putin said more than 20,000 Russians are waiting to come back home amid the pandemic. Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin pool photo via AP hide caption

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Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin pool photo via AP

Police officers walk across an empty Red Square in Moscow on Tuesday, as the Russian capital goes into lockdown to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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