“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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Belarus the first to receive the Russian COVID-19 vaccine
Belarus has received the first batch of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, RIA Novosti reports. The country became the first in the world to begin clinical trials of the drug after it was registered in the Russian Federation.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) explained that the vaccination of Belarusian volunteers would start from the beginning of next month. It will take place as part of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
The RDIF added that the fund allocated funds for research in Belarus. 100 people are going to take part in them. The clinical trials will bring together eight medical institutions, two have already received vaccine batches.
The same tests will take place in Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
According to the head of the RDIF, Kirill Dmitriev, the Russian vaccine is built on the platform of human adenovirus vectors. It is harmless to human health and has been tested for decades in more than 250 clinical studies.
At the same time, manufacturers in the West rely on little-studied technologies, Dmitriev noted. They face obstacles in clinical trials that postpone the introduction of drugs and negatively affect efforts to combat the coronavirus.
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