Select language:

Russia will be the first to register anti-COVID-19 vaccine

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Russia will be the first to register anti-COVID-19 vaccine

Russia will be the first to register anti-COVID-19 vaccine


Photo credit:

Russia will be the first in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19, the Izvestia newspaper reports. According to the Deputy Minister of Health of Russia Oleg Gridnev, the drug developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology will be registered on August 12.

The representative of the Ministry of Health clarified that medical workers and the elderly will be the first to get vaccinated against coronavirus infection. 

According to Gridnev, vaccine trials are ongoing, scientists have to finally make sure of its safety. The third, final stage of the research will last about five months and will cover about 2,000 patients.

Earlier, scientists from the Gamaleya Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology have completed clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine. All the volunteers who participated in them underwent a final examination, all of them had a clear immune response, no side effects or any abnormalities were found. Mass vaccinations are scheduled to begin in October.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject


As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.