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Questions on Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Answered, Time for Critics to Look for Plank in Own Eyes

Since the launch on August 11 of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Gamaleya Center scientists, Russia has seen immense interest and expressions of hope from many countries and has received requests for 1 billion doses of the vaccine. However, it has also faced criticism and questions from some Western countries and companies, especially […]

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It’s a lift-off: Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ Covid-19 vaccine LAUNCHED into public circulation

The first batch of Russia’s pioneering coronavirus formula Sputnik V has been approved for public use and has already been placed into circulation, the Ministry of Health in Moscow has announced. The world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, “has undergone necessary quality tests” and “has entered civilian […]

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This Russian device can detect Covid-19 and other dangerous pathogens IN THE AIR 🎞️

Russia has unveiled a device said to be capable of detecting and analyzing airborne pathogens like bacteria, toxins and viruses – including Covid-19. It alerts of potential danger within seconds, and then pinpoints its source. Dubbed “Detector Bio,” the device was showcased by the KMZ factory – best known as the manufacturer of Zenit cameras […]

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Huawei’s launch of new map app signals Trump’s ban on China’s tech giant may backfire on Google

Huawei’s addition of the HERE WeGo map app to its app gallery shows that Donald Trump’s crackdown on the Chinese tech giant may be not that effective and could in fact inflict greater harm on American companies. When Donald Trump took aim at Huawei last year, his plan was to fire a ‘kill shot’ at […]

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US May ‘Suffer Capital Losses’ in Possible War With China in Pacific

Earlier this week, the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet announced that all of its submarines in the area were at sea to conduct operations in support of “a free and open” region “amidst the pandemic caused by the coronavirus”. The Times has quoted unnamed US defence sources as saying that the Pentagon may lose a sea […]

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‘Sailors Do Not Need to Die’: US Navy Captain Pleads for Help as COVID-19 Consumes Carrier

As the COVID-19 outbreak onboard the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt gets worse, its captain has penned a pleading letter to the Navy for enough resources to isolate his entire crew. “Request all available resources to find NAVADMIN [Navy Personnel Command] and CDC [US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] compliant quarantine rooms […]

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Mystery Customer Has Bought Russia’s New Bomb- and Bullet-Proof VPK-Ural Armoured Vehicle

Created by the Moscow-based Military Industrial Company (Russian acronym VPK), the 4×4 protected utility vehicle, based on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) chassis, was first unveiled at a defense exhibition last July. The VPK-Ural has already been purchased by a foreign customer, company general director Alexander Krasovitsky has said. “The vehicle is undergoing preliminary testing. Moreover, […]

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In Line for S-400s and Su-35s? Biggest Importers of Russian Weaponry Revealed

Russia signed $17 billion worth of arms contracts with foreign customers in 2019, expanding its portfolio with military deals with African countries totaling $1 billion, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation revealed on Monday. Turkey has been named one of the five biggest importers of Russian arms for 2019, according to Dmitry Shugaev, director of […]

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Not So Invisible Anymore? New Russian Radar Reportedly Can

Despite its apparent limitations, the new radar system can potentially be used in conjunction with other radar systems to strip enemy stealth aircraft of the very capabilities that give the latter their edge. It appears that stealth aircraft, one of the most potent tools in the NATO countries’ arsenal, may become not-so-potent in the near […]

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UFO ‘Bigger Than Earth’ Flying Past the Sun ‘Spotted’ by NASA Observation Mission 🎞️

The development comes weeks after a camera at the International Space Station spotted an unknown cone-like object that was flying upward. NASA’s STEREO observation mission has spotted what fans of conspiracy theories said is a gigantic UFO flying past the Sun. The incident itself occurred on 29 February, but the footage of it was posted […]

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‘Over in Under a Minute’: Commander Divulges How Quickly Moscow’s Defences Can Thwart Missile Attack

The Russian capital’s air and missile defence system is one of the most sophisticated in the world, and includes a dense layer of anti-aircraft missile launchers, interceptor systems, and a unique tetrahedral truncated pyramid radio-radar station so powerful it can detect space debris. In the event of an enemy attack, Moscow’s air defences would intercept […]

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First Contact? Something in Space is Sending Earth Signals Like Clockwork, Scientists Don’t Know Why

Astronomers from around the world have long been fascinated by the mysterious radio signals bombarding our planet from deep in outer space, with some onlookers linking them to a possible extraterrestrial intelligence. A new study by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project […]

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“Price Prevails”: Why Australia, New Zealand, Canada Could Follow UK in Saying Yes to Huawei’s 5G

This week, in defiance of the Trump administration, London formally granted Chinese tech giant Huawei the right to build part of the UK’s 5G mobile internet network, albeit capping its UK market share at 35 percent and restricting involvement to “non-core” infrastructure. The US, which lobbied intensely to block Huawei, expressed disappointment.

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UK Reportedly Set to Snub US Calls to Ban Huawei From Supplying 5G Equipment

For some time now, London has been deciding on whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to participate in a national fifth-generation technology rollout, following calls from Washington to ban the company amid security and intelligence sharing concerns. A final decision is expected to be made soon. The United Kingdom will allow Huawei to supply […]

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S-400 For Iraq: Will Americans Be Able to Hamper the Deal?

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal quoted Karim Elaiwi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defence Committee, as saying that Baghdad was considering purchasing Russian S-400 systems amid concerns that the US may stop supporting the country. According to Joey Hood, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, […]

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