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Photo by M. Mishin. The press service of the Mayor and Government of Moscow / (CC BY 4.0) Sputnik V will be effective against the omicron coronavirus strain, Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), is convinced. According to him, it is the Russian...

09.12.2021 Subject: Science

Photo credit: (CC BY 4.0) The Russia-Indonesia online conference was held within the framework of the Beacon of Russian Achievements project, organized by the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation. In addition to representatives of Russia and Indonesia, more than 120 participants from Papua...

26.11.2021 Subject: Science

Photo credit: HeungSoon / Russia's Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB) has developed a highly effective drug for the treatment of coronavirus infection, RIA Novosti reports.  According to Alexander Makarov, who heads the institute, the drug is based on monoclonal antibodies. It is effective against various...

17.11.2021 Subject: Science

Photo by M. Mishin. Press service of the Mayor and Government of Moscow / (CC BY 4.0) The Lancet medical journal has published the results of phase I and II trials for the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine, TASS reports. The drug show a high safety profile and induced a humoral and cellular immune response. The research was...

03.11.2021 Subject: Science


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Business and philanthropy walked in parallel in pre-revolutionary Russia. Big entrepreneurs were often also big philanthropists. They built hospitals, theaters, orphanages, and almshouses. Today the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons, and Philanthropists in Moscow supports and promotes their legacy. Nadezhda Smirnova, museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the high standard set by the philanthropists of pre-revolutionary Russia.
Few people are aware that Yoko Ono, John Lennon's wife who has spent most of her life in the United States, was brought up under the influence of her Russian aunt, Anna Bubnova. For over half a century, the estate where she grew up has been home to the museum of Alexander Pushkin. The poet had visited the Tver village of Bernovo more than once.
Author, linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky has been known for his left-wing views, and criticism of aggressive U.S. foreign policy from the days of the Vietnam War. Today, he is indignant at the absolute absence of freedom and the actual prohibition to show any other viewpoint on Russian policy and the causes of the Ukrainian crisis in the U.S. media.
Saratov-born Alexey Shishkov, a dental technician from Torrevieja, Spain, could drive to work in a different Zhiguli every day of the week if he wanted to. On Monday, he could choose his beige VAZ-2101 or "Kopeyka" and end the weekend in a red VAZ-2105 or Lada. His collection includes all Zhiguli models, as well as Niva and UAZ; the entire car fleet was purchased from Spanish owners.