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COVID-19 affected 1 in 30 Russians during first year of pandemic

Moscow/Sputnik: The COVID-19 infection has affected nearly one in 30 Russians since the first case was registered in the country on March 1, 2020, according to the data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) and the coronavirus response center.

Avian Flu : Russia reports first case of H5N8 transmission to humans : Report

Moscow/IBNS : Russia on Saturday said it has detected the first case of transmission of H5N8 strain of avian flu virus and alerted the World Health Organization, said an AFP report.

Russia begins vaccination for COVID-19 virus in Moscow

Moscow/UNI: Russia on Saturday started its vaccination programme for COVID-19, with clinics in the capital Moscow inoculating those most at risk from the virus.

RDIF agrees on producing 100 mln doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India

Moscow/UNI: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Friday that it reached an agreement with India's pharmaceutical company Hetero on producing over 100 million doses of Russia's Covid vaccine Sputnik V per year in India.

One dose of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to cost less than $10 for int'l markets - RDIF

Moscow/Sputnik: One dose of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 will cost less than $10 for the international markets, which is two or more times cheaper than alternatives by Pfizer and Moderna, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Tuesday.

Over 117,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine already released

Moscow/Sputnik: Over 117,000 doses of Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V have been already released into the market, and there are plans to produce over 2 million doses by the end of the year, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Tuesday.

Russia's Sputnik V to be cheaper than Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Moscow/UNI: The price per dose of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus will be much lower than that of vaccines developed by the US' Pfizer and Moderna pharmaceutical companies, the Russian vaccine's official Twitter account said on Sunday.

Russian watchdog reports Coronavirus mutations in Siberia

Moscow/Sputnik: The chief of the Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Tuesday that some mutations of the coronavirus were registered in Siberia.

Russia to launch first satellite to monitor Arctic climate in February 2021

Moscow/Sputnik: Russia's Arktika-M, the first satellite to monitor the Arctic climate and environment, is going to be launched in February 2021, a source in the space and rocket industry said.

Russian Research Agency develops tech for 3D-printing missile engine parts : Expert

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects in the Defense Industry (FPI) developed a technology for creating missile parts, including a combustion chamber of an engine, via a 3D printer, Alexander Panfilov, who leads chemical-biological and medical research at the FPI, told Sputnik on Thursday.

Trials of Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V begin in India

New Delhi/UNI: Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 will be tested in India on 100 volunteers, the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organization's Drug Controller General (DCGI) has said.

Russia may send in 2027 mission to Venus to study biomarkers in atmosphere

Moscow/Sputnik: Russia may send an urgent space mission to Venus in 2027 to study possible signs of life in the planet’s atmosphere, a spokesperson for the Russian aerospace company NPO Lavochkin said on Saturday.

Russia confirms nearly 9,900 COVID-19 cases in 24-hour period: Response Center

Moscow/Sputnik: - Russia has registered 9,859 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 9,412 yesterday, taking the cumulative case total to 1,204,502, the coronavirus response center said on Saturday.

Venezuela receives first shipment of Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines

Caracas/Xinhua: Venezuelan authorities received on Friday the first batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccines against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and announced they plan to begin Phase III clinical trials in the country.

Around 2,500 volunteers have received 1st component of Russian COVID-19 vaccine : Gamaleya

Moscow/Sputnik: Around 2,500 volunteers have received the first component of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine during the post-registration trials, and no significant complications have been registered, the head of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology said on Tuesday.