Thiruvananthapuram: The Facebook page in the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been flooded with gratitude message from Keralites after he declared the COVID-19 vaccine. Netizens took to the Facebook page of Putin to thank him even in the Malayalam language.
Russia on Tuesday declared itself the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine with President Vladimir Putin saying one of his daughters had been inoculated.
Among the lakhs who came forward to express gratitude to him, the post of Malayalees is notable with its tinge of humour. Some of the posts asked him to give them vaccines once it finds successful, in a naive and humorous way. In the local Malayalam dialect, they ask,”puttetta naumukkumkutdi thararane” which means ”won’t you give the vaccine to us”. One writes, ‘Nan ande nattukarude peril Nadirekhapeduthuthunnu‘, ”I express thanks for the behest of the people in my native place”.
Among them, many posts beares political satires that many give a dig at Prime Minister Modi. which goes like this,” here is a person who went up to 7th standard and won degree and postgraduation. The man who builds a temple to run corona”. Another comment addressing Putin as Anna (elder brother) says we have found out desi ways to drive out corona long before you have found out today. We clapped on vessels, but corona not exhausted, then we light candles, corona not exhausted, then our prime minister even made a song ”go corona go corona”. Another message contains political sarcasm, here is one who builds temple by spending 300 crores, you are great Putin Bai. Some others say, Putin chetta, ‘you just build a Ram temple and buy a cow to run out corona’.
Russian scientists claim that they have already passed major phases of the COVID vaccine experiment.