Video Of Volunteer For Human Trial Falsely Shared As Putin's Daughter Getting Coronavirus Vaccine Shot

The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that a viral video shows Vladimir Putin's daughter getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

India   |   11 Aug 2020 2:10 PM GMT / Updated : 2020-08-17T18:18:47+05:30
Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Video Of Volunteer For Human Trial Falsely Shared As Putins Daughter Getting Coronavirus Vaccine Shot

Russia's Gamaleya National Research Centre in partnership with the Russian Defence Ministry has registered the first COVID vaccine in the world.

While making the announcement today, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, "This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered." He has assured of the efficacy of the vaccine by stating that one of his two daughters has received a shot of the vaccine and is stable.

Soon after, a video started doing the rounds on social media with the claim that it shows Putin's daughter getting vaccinated.

"Russia has developed the first coronavirus vaccine. Watch Putin's daughter gets first COVID-19 vaccine," reads the caption of one such post. At the time of writing the report, the video had garnered over 5,000 views.


Video shows Vladimir Putin's daughter getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Fact Check:

The claim is false. The video does not show Putin's daughter.

A Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid.

This led to a Youtube video dated June 26, 2020. Therefore, the video definitely doesn't show Putin's daughter getting vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine was registered on July 11.

According to the caption, the video shows volunteer Natalia. A keyword search led to news reports which too showed Natalia.

According to the report published on July 14, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Gamaleya Institute was also being tested at Burdenko Military Hospital in Moscow, where the volunteers were injected with the second component of the drug.

The report mentions that Natalia was one of the volunteers at the trial.

"Last time also, we were not afraid. We are even more confident that everything will be fine and are waiting for us to go to study further," Natalia was quoted as saying (Translated from Russian news website).

More reports on the incident with the video can be accessed here and here.

Similar videos of other volunteers of the trial can be viewed here and here.

One of Putin's daughter did get vaccinated as per reports, however, the video that is being circulated does not show her. It shows a volunteer for the human trial of the vaccine, Natalia.

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Claim Review :  Video shows Vladimir Putin’s daughter getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

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Abhishek M

Abhishek M

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" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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