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On August 11, Putin announced that the country had registered the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, named Sputnik V. It is currently in its third and final stage of clinical trials, including 40,000 volunteers. As well as Sputnik V, there are other Covid-19 vaccines being trialed in Russia. The second, produced by the Siberian-based Vector lab, is due to be registered by mid-October, and the price limit of 1,000 rubles, or about $13 per dose, will also apply.
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