Russia to test covid vaccine in form of nasal spray

Russia will test a nasal spray form of its Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 among adult volunteers, according to a state document published on Tuesday, as the country struggles to rein in rising numbers of infections and deaths. Continue Reading

Putin targets US social media

President Vladimir Putin signed an array of laws on Wednesday handing Russia new powers to restrict US social media giants, label individuals foreign agents, and to crack down on the disclosure of its security officers’ personal data. Continue Reading

‘Sputnik V vaccine could be produced in India & China’

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a joint effort by the BRICS countries on the development of the coronavirus vaccines as he suggested that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 could be produced in China and India, which are members of the five-nation bloc. Continue Reading

Modi to hold talks with Putin in Russia; to attend Eastern Economic Forum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia today on a two-day visit during which he will hold summit talks with President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum. His visit to the Russian Far East Region is the first by an Indian Prime Minister. Continue Reading