According to Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to visit the country with South Korean President Moon Jae In after receiving the Russian coronavirus vaccine.
“Indeed, Putin received a renewed invitation from his South Korean counterpart yesterday (Monday), and Putin has confirmed that he will definitely take advantage of this friendly invitation after choosing the vaccine,” Peskov told Russian news agency Sputnik at a press conference .
Russian health authorities officially registered the Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Center in collaboration with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (FIDR) on August 11.
According to its developers, Sputnik V generates immunity for up to two years and consists of two components, the first based on human adenovirus type 26 and the second based on recombinant human adenovirus type 5. The vaccine is given twice, 21 days apart. Sputnik V is currently in the third and final phase of clinical studies.