Putin announced the desire of Russia not to force citizens to vaccinate

Putin: Russia is trying to convince citizens of the need for vaccination

Russia is trying not to force citizens to vaccinate, but to convince of its necessity. This desire was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the head of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, Francesco Rocca, RIA Novosti reports.

According to Putin, Russia seeks to overcome prejudices associated with vaccination against COVID -19. “Recently, we have seen that this is bringing the desired result,” the president said.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin said that this year he would again take part in the “Christmas tree of wishes” charity event. By video link, he “removed” from the tree three postcards with the wishes of the children, which he has to fulfill. The first postcard belongs to 14-year-old Mark from the Moscow region, who dreams of a guitar. The second note was written by a five-year-old Hazor from Buryatia, the boy wants to try himself as a firefighter. The third wish that Putin will fulfill is the dream of 13-year-old Tatiana from the Stavropol Territory; the young Russian woman wants to attend the Swan Lake ballet at the Mariinsky Theater.