“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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Hungary becomes 1st European country to receive Sputnik V vaccine
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The first samples of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine were brought to Hungary, RIA Novosti reports. According to the head of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry Peter Siyjarto, the drug was delivered from Moscow by Aeroflot flight.
Hungary became the first country in Europe to receive the Russian drug. Earlier it became known that the drug is planned to be produced in Hungary, where they are already working on the preparation of the production site.
A plant for the production of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus infection will be also built in Kazakhstan and South Korea. It is planned that more than 150 million doses of the drug will be released in the latter. In addition, the vaccine was delivered to India, where the third phase of clinical trials will begin soon.
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