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FMBA begins clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine

Russia’s Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA) is launching clinical trials of its vaccine against coronavirus infection with the participation of 200 volunteers aged 18 to 60, the agency’s press service said on Monday. …

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Progress MS-17 cargo vehicle docks with ISS

The Progress MS-17 transport cargo vehicle carrying more than 1.5 tonnes of dry cargo, fuel, and air reserves, docked with the Poisk module of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was …

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Vitaly Naumkin turns 76

Yesterday,  Vitaly Naumkin, the scientific director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, celebrated his 76th birthday. For nine years Vitaly Vyacheslavovich has been closely …

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Russia has begun spaceplane project

Russia is developing a reusable spaceplane, a subsidiary of the Kalashnikov conglomerate, in Russia’s first such project since the late Soviet Union’s ill-fated Buran space shuttle. A full-size model of the plane was …

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WHO envoy to Russia says had Russian COVID-19 vaccine

World Health Organization (WHO) envoy to Russia Melita Vujnovic said she had the Russian coronavirus vaccine and is feeling well. "Vaccines and any other medical interventions are an individual decision of each person. In …

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Novichok creator reveals new medicine to tackle COVID-19

A new medicine capable of effectively treating COVID-19 and other viral diseases may be mass produced in Russia in the immediate future, Russian biochemist Leonid Rink, one of the developers of the Novichok nerve agent, has revealed. …

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Mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins in Russia

A mass coronavirus vaccination campaign begins in Russia on Monday. Russians willing to be vaccinated can choose between two vaccines, Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 13 handed down instructions …

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Russia to develop new spacesuit

Russia's National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) plans to develop a spacesuit for the crew of the new Russian spacecraft ‘Oryol.' which is projected to begin manned missions in 2025. Its designer ruled out …

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