Russia is widely regarded in the cybersecurity community as the bigger threat to the 2020 US presidential election.
Addressing a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, Putin suggested that the role of the United States had waned, along with that of Britain and France, while Beijing and Berlin - in terms of political and economic weight -- were heading for superpower status.
Some of those emails sent to US voters also contained a video, debunked by experts, that purported to show how fake ballots could be submitted.
RDIF had in September entered into a partnership with Dr Reddy's Laboratories to conduct human clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine in India.
In the revised protocol, Dr Reddy's said the phase 2 trial of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V would include 100 subjects while phase 3 would involve 1,400 volunteers.
Putin, speaking at a meeting by video link with Russia's Security Council that was broadcast on state television, said the treaty had worked effectively until now and it would be "extremely sad" if it were to stop working.
Speaking to his cheering supporters at an elections rally in the key battleground State of North Carolina on Thursday, Trump said the US under his administration has achieved energy independence while protecting its pristine environment.
Pushed by France and Germany, where Navalny was treated after collapsing on a flight from Siberia, the EU targeted six Russians and a state scientific research centre, according to the bloc's Official Journal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments seemed intended to serve multiple purposes: playing to Donald Trump’s side by casting the Democrats in a pro-Moscow light, while at the same time hedging his bets by flirting with Joe Biden’s camp in case he wins.
Fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, uprisings in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan and a war in the Caucasus region are undermining the influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Early-stage clinical trials for the vaccine were completed on Wednesday.
The Russian leader claims to be conquering the pandemic, but he inhabits a virus-free bubble, rarely leaving home. The few people he meets must quarantine first.
The accusation from Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov appears to be the first time the Russian authorities have directly accused Putin's highest-profile critic of working with a foreign intelligence agency.
The comments from Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov came after Alexei Navalny accused Vladimir Putin of being behind his poisoning with Novichok in the anti-corruption campaigner's first published interview since being discharged from a German hospital.
Alexei Navalny, a politician and corruption investigator who is Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critic, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia.
The institute completed early-stage human trials, known as Phase II, earlier this month.
There has been global concern after Russia pushed ahead with mass vaccinations alongside human trials of Sputnik V
Putin issued an unusual written statement outlining a four-point plan for what he called a “reboot” in the relationship between the United States and Russia in the field of information security.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide staff of United Nations with the Sputnik V vaccine in a speech to this year's General Assembly marking the body's 75th birthday.
Navalny, Putin’s most visible opponent, was flown to Germany two days after falling ill on August 20 on a domestic flight in Russia.
The Russian Ministry of Health has not said how many people have been vaccinated in all of Russia. The minister, Mikhail Murashko, said last weekend that the first small shipments were being delivered this past week to the Russian provinces.
Approximately 14 percent volunteers have small complaints of weakness, muscle pain for 24 hours and an occasional increase in body temperature after being given Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
After registering the Sputnik V vaccine on August 11, Russia released the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine in the first week of September.
The official letter on the coronavirus vaccine came days after a larger group of scientists - including the 15 - signed an open letter to the Lancet's editor.
The case has prompted international calls for Russia to carry out a transparent investigation or risk sanctions, but the country has not opened a criminal probe.