MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refuted media claims that Russia is allegedly involved in a coronavirus vaccine disinformation campaign.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is feeling fine after getting a shot of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian cosmonauts Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Sergey Ryzhikov have congratulated women with International Women’s Day via a video address released by Russian space agency Roscosmos.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated women with International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, emphasizing that female healthcare workers have made a major contribution in the fight against the coronavirus.
The head of Beijing's diplomacy gave an extensive overview of the country's foreign policy during a press conference devoted to the fourth session of China's legislature.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - About 130 people attended a protest rally in Syria's al-Bab with calls for the withdrawal of pro-Turkish armed groups, Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, deputy head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, said on Saturday.
The Amber Room, the 18th-century art work, was installed in Russia as a gift to Tsar Peter the Great from Prussian King Frederick William I. However, the chamber mysteriously disappeared after Nazi looting.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian Tu-214ON plane designed for carrying out reconnaissance missions under the Open Skies Treaty has carried out a flight as part of performing its new tasks to inspect the camouflage of Russian military facilities in Crimea and the Krasnodar Region, a military and diplomatic source told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian telecommunication company MTS on Friday announced launching the country's first pilot 5G user network at 14 popular locations in Moscow, allowing its clients with 5G-compatible smartphones to access unlimited 5G internet with speeds up to 1.5 gigabit per second.
In a coordinated move, the EU on Tuesday unveiled sanctions against four Russian officials for their "roles in the arbitrary arrest, prosecution and sentencing of [Russian opposition figure] Alexei Navalny”; hours later, the US imposed sanctions on seven Russian officials, including Federal Security Service (FSB) director Alexander Bortnikov.
The vaccine, developed by the Vector State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology, has been earlier proven to provide a year of protection against COVID-19.
Earlier, an application for the emergency use authorisation of Sputnik Light, the single-dose version of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, had been filed in Russia and several other countries.
Washington has recently imposed sanctions on Russian individuals and organisations over the alleged mistreatment of Russian vlogger Alexey Navalny. Moscow, in its turn, said it was already preparing reciprocal measures it will introduce in response to the new US sanctions.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States and its allies in the counter-terrorism coalition revitalise and boost terrorist activities in Syria, Mikhail Mizintsev, head of Russia's National Centre for State Defense Control, and Hussein Makhlouf, Syria's Minister of Local Administration and Environment, said in a joint statement issued on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sri Lanka became the 43rd country to authorize Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia regards the refusal of German banks to cooperate with Ruptly and RT as political pressure and violation of Germany's obligations in the field of freedom of speech, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
The British government and intelligence agencies were earlier accused of having failed to conduct a proper assessment of the Kremlin’s alleged attempts to interfere in “democratic processes” and the 2016 Brexit referendum in the Russia report, released last year by the UK parliament’s intelligence and security committee.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will be able to supply its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to 50 million EU residents starting from June after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approves the vaccine, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Thursday, stressing that vaccine partnership should be above politics.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Russian citizen was detained in the Kaliningrad Region for preparing to stage a terrorist attack at a local energy facility, he was driven by "hatred to the authorities in power," the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Thursday.
On Thursday, the US and the EU imposed sanctions on several Russian government officials and entities over the jailing and alleged poisoning of vlogger Alexei Navalny. The US imposition of sanctions came after the EU's blacklisting of several entities and officials was announced.