Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte agreed to cooperate in the work on coronavirus vaccines. This was announced on Wednesday, August 26, the Kremlin’s press service said.
“When discussing topical issues of Russian-Italian relations, it was agreed, in particular, to intensify cooperation in combating the spread of coronavirus infection, including work on vaccines to prevent the disease,” the statement said.
A few days ago, the international online magazine Modern Diplomacy noted Russia’s success in the field of biotechnology after analyzing the work of scientists to create a vaccine against coronavirus.
Russia registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, on August 11. The Ministry of Health has already authorized the Gamaleya Center to conduct post-registration study of the preparation.
According to the latest data, 42% of the interviewed Russians are ready to vaccinate against coronavirus with the new vaccine “Sputnik V”.
Denis Manturov, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, is sure that the Russian coronavirus vaccine will be exported in spring 2021.
However, the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova believes that Russia should have several different vaccines against coronavirus.