Sputnik V: News

04 Mar 2023


Russian scientist behind Sputnik V vaccine strangled to death: Report

A murder probe has been launched after Andrey Botikov, who worked on the development of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, was allegedly murdered in Moscow, Mirror reported.

07 Feb 2022


COVID-19: India's single-day tally drops below 1 lakh

India on Monday reported over 80,000 new COVID-19 cases, a sharp decline of over 25,000 cases from the previous day.

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL

The World Health Organization has sought some more data from Russia's Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, developer of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for according Emergency Use Listing status to the jab.

04 Aug 2021


India mulls mixing Covishield, Sputnik doses; no recommendation yet

India is considering allowing the mixing of different COVID-19 vaccine doses in what could be the first mix-and-match inoculation.

COVID-19: Serum to start producing Sputnik V vaccine from September

The Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin producing the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, from September, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced today.

06 Jul 2021


Morepen Laboratories starts production of test batch of Sputnik V

Morepen Laboratories has started production of the test batch of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at its facility in Himachal Pradesh, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the drug firm said in a statement on Tuesday.

02 Jul 2021

Fortis Hospital

Two Delhi-NCR hospitals start administering Sputnik V; over 3K vaccinated

Private hospital chains Fortis Healthcare and Apollo Hospitals have started administering Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V at two of their hospitals in Delhi-NCR, officials said on Thursday.

06 Jun 2021


Haryana may receive 60mn Sputnik V doses from Malta-based company

The Haryana government on Saturday said that a pharmaceutical company in Malta has expressed interest in supplying the state up to 60 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.

05 Jun 2021


Deck cleared for import of COVAXIN, Sputnik V into Brazil

Brazil has cleared the proposal to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, and Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V into the South American country.

01 Jun 2021


Three million Sputnik V doses reach Hyderabad from Russia

A consignment, comprising as many as three million doses of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

31 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi to receive first Sputnik V consignment after June 20

Delhi is likely to receive the first consignment of Sputnik V, the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, after June 20, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

28 May 2021


Government expects speedy launch of Sputnik Light in India

The government is hopeful of a speedy launch of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light in India. All stakeholders, including the Russian manufacturer and its Indian partners, have been directed to fast-track the application and regulatory approval procedures for the jab to boost the country's vaccination drive.

26 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Sputnik V manufacturers ready to supply vaccine to Delhi: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the manufacturers of Sputnik V have agreed to supply the Russian anti-COVID-19 vaccine to Delhi but its quantity is yet to be decided.

21 May 2021


Trouble getting vaccine slot? Take a 'vaccine vacation' to Russia!

The unprecedented second wave of COVID-19 has brought India's health infrastructure to its knees.

17 May 2021

Russia News

India to produce 850 million doses of Sputnik V annually

Production of Sputnik V in India is expected to gradually increase to 850 million doses per year, Russian Ambassador to India, N Kudashev said on Sunday.

14 May 2021

Russia News

Sputnik Light may be India's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine: Report

The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light may reportedly be the first single-dose shot approved in India.

14 May 2021


Coronavirus: Sputnik V vaccine priced at Rs. 995 per dose

One imported dose of the Russian anti-coronavirus vaccine - Sputnik V - has been priced at Rs. 995.40 in India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announced today.

Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to be available next week: Centre

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced that Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will be available in markets across the country from early next week.

06 May 2021

Russia News

Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India

Health officials in Russia have authorized a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik Light, the developers of the shot said on Thursday.

27 Apr 2021


Sputnik V vaccine expected to reach India by May end

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, which has received approval from the Indian drug regulator for restricted emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, on Tuesday said it expects the first lot of stock from Russian Direct Investment Fund by May end.

20 Apr 2021


COVID-19: Sputnik V vaccine to arrive in India this month

The first batch of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V will reach India within the next 10 days.

14 Apr 2021

Russia News

Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

Earlier this week, India's drug regulator approved Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for restricted use in emergency situations.

13 Apr 2021


India to get limited doses of Sputnik V by April-end

Sputnik V, the Russia-made coronavirus vaccine, will be manufactured in India by five pharmaceutical firms. It is estimated that 850 million doses will be produced yearly.

12 Apr 2021

Russia News

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, was reportedly recommended for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in India on Monday.

11 Apr 2021


India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report

India is likely to have five more COVID-19 vaccines by October this year, top government sources told the news agency ANI.

19 Mar 2021


Indian drugmaker to produce 200mn doses of Russia's Sputnik V

Stelis Biopharma, the biopharmaceutical arm of Bengaluru-based Strides Pharma Science, will be making and supplying at least 200 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, the Russian coronavirus vaccine currently awaiting emergency use approval in India.

03 Feb 2021


Russia's coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico

Mexico approved the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for use on Tuesday, just hours after the publication of early results of an advanced study saying it is about 91 percent effective.

22 Dec 2020

Vladimir Putin

Russia, AstraZeneca to test combination of COVID-19 shots

Developers of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V on Monday announced signing an agreement with AstraZeneca to test a combination of the British drug maker's COVID-19 shots and a component of the vaccine created in Moscow.

18 Dec 2020


COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses

India will reportedly produce around 300 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine called Sputnik V.

17 Dec 2020

Sri Lanka

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.

27 Nov 2020


India to produce 100 million Sputnik V doses starting 2021

India will produce over 100 million doses a year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V starting 2021, under an agreement between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hyderabad-based Hetero Biopharma, Hindustan Times reported.

24 Nov 2020

Oxford University

Russia's Sputnik V at least 91% effective, early data suggests

The Russian vaccine for COVID-19, called Sputnik V, has been found at least 91% effective in the second interim analysis.

22 Nov 2020

NITI Aayog

Russia's Sputnik V to start human trials in India soon

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, called Sputnik V, is expected to start human trials in India soon.

25 Oct 2020


Sputnik V Phase-II trials to have 100 volunteers: Dr. Reddy's

Phase II clinical trials for the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, will have 100 volunteers, the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation's Drug Controller General (DCGI) has told Sputnik.

08 Oct 2020

Russia News

India rejects large scale trial of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

India's drug regulator has refused to allow a large scale clinical trial of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.

18 Sep 2020

Russia News

One in seven volunteers for Sputnik V report side effects

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed and approved by Russia, has shown side effects in some trial volunteers.

16 Sep 2020

Russia News

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.

08 Sep 2020

Russia News

Sputnik V: Russia starts public distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

In a major move, Russia has started the public distribution process of its 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

07 Sep 2020

Russia News

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.

21 Aug 2020

Russia News

Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

Russia has been in the headlines for its two-month-tested 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

15 Aug 2020

Russia News

Sputnik V: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine goes into production

Despite all the questions over safety and efficacy, Russia is moving ahead with what it claims is the first officially registered vaccine for COVID-19.