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Russia makes preliminary submission of COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil regulators

1:48pm EDT

MOSCOW/BRASILIA The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is backing the development and roll-out of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, said on Friday it had completed the pre-submission of preliminary documents to Brazil's health regulator.

Hospital beds, oxygen run short in Russia's regions as COVID-19 cases surge

10:30am EDT

MOSCOW Ekaterina Saraichenko, who lives in Saratov, posted a video on Russian social media this month, describing her mother's ordeal with COVID-19 as they waited for an ambulance she said was taking too long. It came in the end, but her mother died on the way to hospital.

Exclusive: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine trial slows as focus shifts to second dose

Oct 29 2020

MOSCOW Russia has temporarily paused the vaccination of new volunteers in its COVID-19 vaccine trial, staff at eight of 25 trial clinics said, with some citing high demand and a shortage of doses.

EXCLUSIVE -Russia's COVID-19 vaccine trial paused as clinics run short of shots

Oct 29 2020

MOSCOW, Oct 29 Russia has temporarily stopped vaccinating new volunteers in its COVID-19 vaccine trial due to high demand and a shortage of doses, a representative at the firm running the study said on Thursday, in a setback for Moscow's ambitious plan to roll out the shot.

Exclusive: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine trial paused as clinics run short of shots

Oct 29 2020

MOSCOW Russia has temporarily stopped vaccinating new volunteers in its COVID-19 vaccine trial due to high demand and a shortage of doses, a representative at the firm running the study said on Thursday, in a setback for Moscow's ambitious plan to roll out the shot.

New clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh after Washington talks

Oct 24 2020

BAKU/MOSCOW New clashes broke out between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over Nagorno-Karabakh a day after talks in Washington to try to end the deadliest fighting in the enclave in more than a quarter of a century. | Video

Russian state journalists among first to receive COVID-19 vaccine outside trial

Oct 02 2020

MOSCOW Russian journalists working for two state-owned media outlets are among the first to be offered the new Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine outside of the framework of a clinical trial, according to one of the outlets and four employees.

Russian scientist behind COVID-19 vaccine defends 'wartime' roll-out

Sep 29 2020

MOSCOW Russia plans to share preliminary results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial based on the first six weeks of monitoring participants, raising the tempo in an already frenzied global race to end the pandemic. | Video

Exclusive: 'We're confident' - Russia to share legal risks of COVID-19 vaccine

Sep 22 2020

MOSCOW/BRASILIA Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring buyers to take on the full risk, the head of the state fund bankrolling the project told Reuters.

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