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‘Just as Reliable and Efficient’: Austrian Professor Likens Sputnik V Vaccine to Kalashnikov Rifle

Austria launched its vaccination effort in December, offering citizens inoculations with Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, or AstraZeneca. Certain Austrian firms are also negotiating with Russia on Sputnik V production, according to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, one of the vaccine’s promoters abroad. Austria’s top infectologist, Professor Florian Thalhammer, believes that the efficacy and reliability […]

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Austrian Chancellor Speaks Against Tying Future of Nord Stream Gas Link to Navalny Case

MOSCOW – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has rejected calls to abandon the Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction after a Russian court jailed opposition activist Alexey Navalny for 3.5 years. “I welcome the German federal government’s decision to stand by Nord Stream 2”, Kurz said in an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, published Saturday. […]

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US sells over a million barrels of seized Iranian fuel headed for Venezuela

The United States has sold more than a million barrels of Iranian fuel seized under its sanctions program last year, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing the US Department of Justice. The seizures were part of Washington’s economic sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program, and the US’ designation of a number of Iranian groups as […]

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EU making Russia into ‘phantom enemy’ for geopolitical reasons, shouldn’t lecture others about democracy – Irish MEP to RT

Hand-wringing over Alexey Navalny is but an excuse to target Russia, and the EU should not lecture anyone about human rights when it turns its back on Julian Assange and other cases closer to home, Irish MEP Clare Daly told RT. “We have this narrative of supposedly European values, whatever they are, that we’re supposed […]

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Austrian Chancellor Says Ready to Get Vaccinated With Sputnik V If It Gets EU Approval

MOSCOW – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he is ready to get vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine or the Chinese vaccine, if they are approved by the EU. “Yes [I am ready to get vaccinated], if the vaccines [Russia’s and China’s] are approved in Europe,” Kurz said in an interview with the […]

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Sputnik V prepares for EU launch: Russian Covid-19 vaccine clears 1st hurdle for roll-out as regulator EMA accepts application

Brussels’ beleaguered coronavirus vaccination program could be poised to get a shot in the arm as the EU’s central regulator completes its initial stage in appraising Sputnik V, the vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Center. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) told Russian media on Tuesday that the scientific consultation process was now finalized. “As a next […]

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US Troops Not Involved in Guarding Syria’s Stolen Oil, Pentagon Says

In 2019, the US redeployed troops from the Syrian-Turkish border into the war-torn country’s interior, with President Donald Trump admitting freely that the forces were assigned to “take the oil.” Russia estimates that the Pentagon, the CIA, contractors and Kurdish militias make over $30 million a month smuggling the stolen oil out of the country. […]

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Lancet Analysis of Sputnik V Puts It Among World’s Top Vaccines, Medical Scientist Says

GENOA, Italy – The report in the medical journal The Lancet on the safety and efficacy of the Russian vaccine against the novel coronavirus has put Sputnik V among the world’s top vaccines, David Livermore, a member of the scientific advisory board on Sputnik V, said in an interview with Sputnik. On Tuesday, peer-reviewed medical […]

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Von der Leyen’s Engagement With Russia on Vaccine Attempt to ‘Save Face’, EU Lawmaker Says

MOSCOW – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen’s recent remark on the possible approval of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine smacks of an attempt to save face and her position, Roman Haider, an EU lawmaker from the Freedom Party of Austria, told Sputnik on Thursday. Haider’s comments follow the EU authorities’ attempts to grapple […]

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As Wuhan returns to normal a year after lockdown, it’s a bitter pill to swallow for US media

Wuhan, where the Covid-19 pandemic began, has now returned to a life resembling that before the virus swept in, after China was able to control the outbreak of the disease with strict but necessary lockdown measures. Seeing Wuhan’s success ought to bring a ray of hope to those around the world facing the worst of […]

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Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Rollout To Expand Globally Despite Western Media Claims, RDIF Chief Says

The Russian vaccine created at the Gamaleya Research Centre in Moscow is being rolled out internationally in the race to control the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the chief executive of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said on Thursday. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) plans to expand its operations and increase the rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine across […]

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European Union Stops Referring to Juan Guaido as President of Venezuela

Since 2019, the United States and the European Union have formally recognized former National Assembly leader Juan Guaido as the acting president of Venezuela. However, with the government of Nicolas Maduro holding onto power and sweeping the legislative body’s elections last month, support for Guiado from the western powers is waning. The European Union has stopped […]

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NYT Dubs Russia’s Sputnik V ‘More Rugged’ Than Vaccines by Moderna, Pfizer in Detailed Exposé

Created by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Sputnik V was the first SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be registered anywhere in the world, with dozens of countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America expressing interest in obtaining it. Russia began a coroanvirus vaccination campaign using Sputnik V last month. The New York Times […]

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‘Sanctions Not Designed to Harm Friends’, but India Will Have to Make Choice on S-400, US Envoy Says

Since America considers India a major defence partner, the Narendra Modi government was hoping to receive an exemption from US sanctions over the acquisition of five S-400 units. India signed a $5.43 billion deal with Russia in 2018 in an attempt to secure its borders from enemies. US law which gives the administration authority to […]

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Germany’s Maas Blames Trump for Inciting Capitol Chaos

BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday piled blame on US President Donald Trump for inciting his supporters to storm the seat of the American parliament, which left four people dead and a dozen injured. “Who, like Trump, spends years on incendiary rhetoric and constantly incites their supporters bears responsibility for this […]

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