Russia’s permanent mission, Health Ministry to present Sputnik V vaccine at UN today

Moscow: Russia`s permanent mission to the United Nation and its Health Ministry will hold a presentation, which will provide detailed information on the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)/

The spokesman of Russia’s UN mission Fyodor Strzhizhovsky made this announcement about the Sputnik V vaccine.

During a speech at the UN General Assembly in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that the organisation`s employees be provided with the Russian vaccine against coronavirus free of charge.

Russia`s Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia, in turn, did not rule out that the vaccine developers would present it at the UN headquarters.

“On Wednesday, December 2, a presentation of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will take place. Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, Russia`s Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia, and head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriyev will take part in the event,” Strzhizhovsky said.

A tweet from Russia’s UN Mission also confirmed this.

He said a virtual event entitled “Sputnik V: Vaccine Against COVID-19” will be held on the sidelines of a special session of the UN General Assembly. During the meeting, detailed information on the Russian vaccine will be presented.

In August, Russias Health Ministry registered the worlds first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, developed by the Gamaleya Research Centre. It was named Sputnik V.

The vaccine is based on a well-studied and validated human adenoviral vector platform, the important benefits of which are safety, efficacy and no long-term adverse effects.