Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is the latest world leader to take his first dose of Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine, once maligned by the Western media, is gaining popularity in Europe too.

A masked Maduro took his jab in a video shared by TeleSUR on Saturday, with the network saying that Maduro received his shot after healthcare workers in the beleaguered Latin American country.

With Venezuela’s fight against Covid-19 hampered by US sanctions, a shipment of 100,000 doses of Sputnik-V arrived in Caracas from Moscow last month, to be immediately given to medical and healthcare workers. (RT)