50 countries have already expressed interest in purchasing the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the organisation that invested in the development of the inoculation, said it has received requests from over 20 countries for a total of one billion doses of the vaccine.
The meeting comes amid a political drama unfolding in Belarus in the wake of a presidential vote that sparked mass protests in the country as Lukashenko's opponents refused to recognise his victory. The president repeatedly said that the situation in Belarus is being destabilised from the outside.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Sochi earlier in the day to discuss the situation in his country with Putin, amid mass protests in Minsk and other cities.
The new missile will be used for destroying major aerial targets, while the previous versions were only capable of destroying targets on the ground or at sea.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian airborne forces will participate in the Slavic Fraternity military drills in Belarus from September 14-25, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Sunday.
SEVEROMORSK, Russia (Sputnik) - Two Tupolev Tu-142 maritime patrol aircraft of the Russian armed forces have conducted scheduled flights above the neutral waters of the Barents, Norwegian and North Seas, the Northern Fleet of the Russian navy said on Saturday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The demand of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) that Apple removes apps of Russian media agencies from its App Store is an infringement on the freedom of expression and the rights of journalists, violating Ukraine's commitments under international law, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday.
Russia Today columnist Bryan MacDonald highlighted the flaw's in Times and Guardian opinion writer Oliver Kamm's claim that RT and Sputnik journalists would be effectively blacklisted, noting that several of his former colleagues now work for the mainstream media.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The disrupted clinical trials of the UK coronavirus vaccine by the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company have exposed the risks associated with the excessive reliance upon new unverified technologies, an approach that Russia finds unacceptable, Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on Saturday.
After the death of first Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in 1924, his body was embalmed and put on display in a temporary mausoleum in Red Square, which was later turned into a permanent fixture. After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, debates began on whether Lenin should be removed from the mausoleum and buried.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The first small batches of the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus were sent to all regions on the country, and they are expected to arrive before Monday, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Saturday.
MINSK (Sputnik) - The Belarusian police detained 32 protesters during opposition rallies on Friday, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
So far, the evidence that Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok neurotoxin is likely to be the biggest catch in this case. While Berlin is urging Moscow to investigate the incident, Russian authorities are demanding that Berlin provide the evidence.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in the United States has asked the State Department not to transfer Russian national Konstantin Yaroshenko to another detention facility due to health concerns, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said in a statement.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Apple notified the Rossiya Segodnya international news agency about the demand of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to remove mobile applications of all brands of the agency from the Ukrainian segment of the AppStore, Rossiya Segodnya press office said.
Alexei Navalny fell gravely ill during a Moscow-bound flight from Tomsk, Siberia on August 20, with his assistant almost immediately suspecting that he was ‘poisoned’. Doctors treating him carried out analyses of blood and urine samples and found no traces of foul play. The opposition politician was transferred to Germany on August 22.
The Government of the Republic of Crimea, together with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Crimea under the President of the Russian Federation, has organised an international Internet quiz.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's three largest telecommunication giants — MTS, Beeline and MegaFon — are upgrading their mobile networks to be 5G-ready, the companies said on Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of the Sputnik news agency, RT broadcaster and the Rossiya Segodnya international news agency, said on Friday she had been inoculated with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US strategic bombers B-52H held drills in late August, during which they simulated strikes against Russia by cruise missiles from Estonia and Canada, Col. Gen. Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Sergei Surovikin said Friday.