Putin called Sputnik V one of the most effective vaccines in the world Sputnik V vaccines. According to RIA Novosti, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this during a video link with the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Francesco Rocca.
“Millions of people who have received the vaccine and analysis the information received suggests that the Russian vaccine is one of the most effective in terms of protection against COVID-19 and safe, meaning that there are practically no consequences, “Putin said.
The Russian leader also expressed hope on the fact that the IFRC will contribute to the promotion of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus “Sputnik V” in the world, including at the level of the World Health Organization. According to Putin, this will open the door for wider distribution of the vaccine in the world.
Putin added in this regard that new strains of coronavirus will return even to countries with high vaccination rates. To prevent this from happening, it is necessary to “join forces at the international level.” This state became the 102nd country that approved the Russian vaccine. Saudi Arabia will be able to be visited by believers who make a pilgrimage to the holy sites of Islam in the cities of Mecca and Medina.