Russia Starts Final Stage of Testing COVID-19 Vaccine, Defence Ministry Says

“The Russian Defence Ministry jointly with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology started the final stage of clinical tests of the coronavirus vaccine”, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. Participants of the experiments showed an immune response to the coronavirus vaccine, according to the statement.

Russia starts early voting on reform extending Putin’s rule

Kamchatka election officials traveled to deer herder settlements, remote weather stations and divisions of the country’s Pacific Fleet on Monday and Tuesday. Footage showed officials in hazmat suits traveling by helicopter to several remote locations with a small ballot box and residents filling out ballots.

Russia Started Su-35 Fighter Jets Supplies to China in 2016 – Putin’s Aide

“We have relatively far advanced [in cooperation] with China, we discuss different joint programs. At the same time, we keep supplying there a large amount of our modern equipment. Last year it referred to Su-35 jets,” Kozhin said in an interview with Rossiya 24 television channel.

Year in Review: Trend-Setting Year for Russia’s Aircraft Manufacturing

Russian aviation industry experts hope that economic efficiency of the operation and competitive cost of the airplane ($70-80 million vs. $100 million for the US and European rivals), would facilitate the aircraft’s sales on the international and domestic market. According to Irkut, it already concluded solid contracts for the delivery of 175 MC-21 planes for Russian leasing companies and carriers. State-controlled Aeroflot and […]

Russia Will Deploy Space System Warning of Missile Attacks by 2024, Defence Ministry Says

“In 2022, [Russia] is going to start deploying the promising third-stage united satellite communications system of the Russian Armed Forces, while starting in 2023 it will start deploying a high-orbit space intelligence system”, Surovikin said. Russia will also build new radar systems as part of the missile attack warning system in the Far East and […]

Russia Ready to Discuss Nuclear Arsenal Reduction – Foreign Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia is ready to discuss the possibility of reducing nuclear arsenals, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a Russian Armed Forces General Staff Military Academy lecture Thursday. “We are ready to discuss the possibility of further reducing nuclear capabilities, but only taking into account all the factors and not just the number of strategic offensive weapons,” Lavrov said.

Tests of Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Conducted in Compliance With Regulations

Gintsburg also expressed the belief that the vaccine would not be available in pharmacies in the near future. The Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology hopes that Russians will be able to get vaccinated in health care facilities for free, the director added.

Russia’s RDIF, ChemRar Start Exporting Avifavir Medication Against COVID-19

“In June, the medication was delivered to 35 regions across Russia and to the Republic of Belarus. Avifavir will soon be delivered to the Republic of Kazakhstan, a relevant agreement has been reached. Over 100,000 more courses will be produced within a month”, RDIF said in a statement.

Naval Group of Russia’s Pacific Fleet Makes Port Call in Philippines’ Manila

VLADIVOSTOK (Russia) (Sputnik) – A group of warships from Russia’s Pacific Fleet on Thursday arrived at the port of Manila, where the ships’ crew will conduct a meeting with the leadership of the Philippine Navy, a spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Vladimir Matveev said. “Today, a group of the Pacific Fleet’s warships, comprising the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, the Guards missile cruiser Varyag and […]

Russia’s Sechenov University Successfully Completes Trials of World’s 1st COVID-19 Vaccine

According to Alexander Lukashev, the director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology, Tropical, and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University, the objective of this stage of the study was to show the vaccine’s safety on humans, which was successfully done.