Russia explained that the name Sputnik V was chosen as a reference to the successful launch of the world’s first satellite that boosted space investigations across the planet.

Sputnik V is the name chosen by Russia to market the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by scientists in this country and whose registration was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The successful launch by the USSR of the world’s first satellite in 1957 he promoted space research all over the planet. Therefore, the vaccine will be called Sputnik V“, Explains the website of this product.

The objective of the web page, indicates the text, is “disseminate detailed information and actl “about this substance and” fight the disinformation campaign “about the vaccine in some international media.

Putin assured this Tuesday that Russia has become the first country in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19, which received the license from the Ministry of Health under the name of GAM-COVID-Vac.

The head of Kremlin stated that one of his daughters had already undergone the vaccine, which he described as “effective” and capable of creating a “Stable immunity”.

The authorities hope to begin the immunization of members of risk groups, first of all, health workers, to late August or early September, while the rest of the citizens will be able to have access to the vaccine from January 1 next.

According to the website of Sputnik V, currently in the world are in development phase more than 160 vaccines against the COVID-19.

On October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite in history, the Sputnik, a milestone that marked the beginning of the space race between Moscow and Washington.

A month later, the USSR once again added another space achievement, by sending the second satellite, the Sputnik II, this time with a living being on board, the bitch Laika.

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