15:35 GMT23 April 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than 180 military attaches from 34 countries were vaccinated with the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Defenсe Ministry said.

    "One hundred and eighty-three foreign military attaches from 34 countries of the [Commonwealth of Independent States] CIS, Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America voluntarily took part in the vaccination campaign against coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik V," the ministry said in a statement.

    It added that all of them underwent a mandatory health checkup prior to inoculation. Those who had not previously had COVID-19 and had no contraindications were admitted to vaccination.

    Russia's Sputnik V vaccine ranks among the world's top three and is approved in 50 countries across the world. In early February, the prestigious Lancet medical magazine published a peer-reviewed study confirming the vaccine efficacy at 91.6 percent.

    Russia, COVID-19, Sputnik V
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