“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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Venezuela the first foreign country to join trials of Russian vaccine
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Venezuela is the first non-CIS country to test the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. On October 2, a consignment of medication developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology was delivered to the country. At the moment, the vaccine is also being tested in Belarus, with plans to expand international participation in research, RIA Novosti reports.
In Venezuela, the tests will begin in the near future, it is planned to attract 2,000 volunteers. According to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev, confidence in the Russian vaccine is growing all over the world, including the countries of Latin America.
Kirill Dmitriev stressed that the Russian drug would help Venezuela in resisting the virus, and expressed his readiness to provide assistance to other countries in the region. According to him, tests are planned in Brazil, India, the United Arab Emirates and other states.
Venezuelan Deputy Prime Minister Dalsi Rodriguez announced that the country planned to open production of Sputnik V, which could begin after the completion of the third phase of testing. The Deputy Prime Minister stressed that this became possible due to strategic cooperation with Russia.
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