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FULL SHOW: Russia ‘shut out’ of world vaccine race

The United Kingdom is the first Western country to license a vaccine against COVID-19 and says the first shots will be available in the coming days. The vaccine is the product of US drugmaker Pfizer and German company BioNTech. RT's Shadia Edwards-Dashti has the latest from London.

Meanwhile, Russia says it plans to roll out its free and voluntary vaccine next week. Former UK MP George Galloway weighs in. With Christmas now weeks away, states in the European Union are responding to mass outrage over lockdown measures by moving to ease restrictions. But leaders fear festive gatherings could spark a fresh wave of coronavirus outbreaks as we go into 2021. RT's Peter Oliver has the details. 

Plus, Russia is planning to launch its own space station after 2024. That's the year funding will run out for the International Space Station, which is nearing the end of its service life. RT's Igor Zhdanov reports on the shifting priorities and competing powers in space.