science in Russia

Putin promises to restore Russia's moon program

Putin promises to restore Russia's moon program

Russia will restore its moon program, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a ceremony of awarding of Russian cosmonauts at the Vostochny Cosmodrome Tuesday, adding that he is talking about the launch of the Luna-25 automatic spacecraft. …

Russian company Biocad starts trials of its COVID vaccine

Russian company Biocad starts trials of its COVID vaccine

Russian Health Ministry issued permission to the Biocad biological technology company to carry out clinical trials of a new coronavirus vaccine, the state drug registry indicates. According to the registry, the clinical trials aim to …

FMBA begins clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine

FMBA begins clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine

Russia’s Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA) is launching clinical trials of its vaccine against coronavirus infection with the participation of 200 volunteers aged 18 to 60, the agency’s press service said on Monday. …

Progress MS-17 cargo vehicle docks with ISS

Progress MS-17 cargo vehicle docks with ISS

The Progress MS-17 transport cargo vehicle carrying more than 1.5 tonnes of dry cargo, fuel, and air reserves, docked with the Poisk module of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was …

Roscosmos unable to launch some satellites due to sanctions

Roscosmos unable to launch some satellites due to sanctions

Russian space corporation Roscosmos will be unable to launch some satellites due to the lack of microchips that cannot be imported due to sanctions. "We have more than enough rockets, but there is nothing to put in space," …

Vitaly Naumkin turns 76

Vitaly Naumkin turns 76

Yesterday,  Vitaly Naumkin, the scientific director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, celebrated his 76th birthday. For nine years Vitaly Vyacheslavovich has been closely …

Russia has begun spaceplane project

Russia has begun spaceplane project

Russia is developing a reusable spaceplane, a subsidiary of the Kalashnikov conglomerate, in Russia’s first such project since the late Soviet Union’s ill-fated Buran space shuttle. A full-size model of the plane was …

Russia’s EpiVacCorona vaccine approved for people over 60

Russia’s EpiVacCorona vaccine approved for people over 60

The EpiVacCorona coronavirus vaccine, developed by Russia’s State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector, has been approved for people over 60, the national consumer health watchdog said in a statement on Friday. …

WHO envoy to Russia says had Russian COVID-19 vaccine

WHO envoy to Russia says had Russian COVID-19 vaccine

World Health Organization (WHO) envoy to Russia Melita Vujnovic said she had the Russian coronavirus vaccine and is feeling well. "Vaccines and any other medical interventions are an individual decision of each person. In …

Novichok creator reveals new medicine to tackle COVID-19

Novichok creator reveals new medicine to tackle COVID-19

A new medicine capable of effectively treating COVID-19 and other viral diseases may be mass produced in Russia in the immediate future, Russian biochemist Leonid Rink, one of the developers of the Novichok nerve agent, has revealed. …

Mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins in Russia

Mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign begins in Russia

A mass coronavirus vaccination campaign begins in Russia on Monday. Russians willing to be vaccinated can choose between two vaccines, Sputnik V and EpiVacCorona. Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 13 handed down instructions …