The head of the RDIF explained the meaning of the letter V in the name of the Sputnik V vaccine

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Kirill Dmitriev, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said that the letter V in the name of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine from COVID-19 means victory over the coronavirus. He announced this on Thursday, December 24, at a briefing.

“The V in the name of our vaccine means victory (from the English Victory. – Ed.), And we wish the people of Argentina victory over this disease <...> The whole country watched as the plane with the first batch of vaccine landed at Ezeiza airport on Christmas Eve with hope to the beginning of a new era free of COVID-19, ”he explained.

He described the delivery of the Russian vaccine to Argentina as a historic moment and an excellent example of cooperation.

In addition, Dmitriev said that 2021 should be the year of victory over coronavirus infection.

On the same day, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko called the victory over COVID-19 a priority for 2021.

All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotte. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.

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