STATEMENT BY THE RUSSIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND

Press release, 02.04.2020

The coronavirus pandemic is the global challenge, which can only be dealt with through an all-encompassing international cooperation including through partnerships of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

RDIF is fighting coronavirus at the international level, using its network of partnerships in 18 countries, including the United States.

Thanks to our international partners RDIF now invests in production of testing systems, medicines and medical equipment needed to fight the coronavirus, including jointly with the U.S. partners.

RDIF has been a reliable partner for the U.S. companies over many years and has been consistently calling for dialogue between Russia and the United States. Today such dialogue is critically important for fighting the coronavirus on global level. This is why RDIF paid half of the cost of medical supplies for clinics, hospitals and laboratories in New York. We are working with the U.S. companies to deliver supplies from the U.S. to Russia in case it is necessary, and several U.S. partners have also offered to pay for half of the cost.

The fund jointly with Russian state institutions and other organizations is actively working on delivery of equipment and supplies needed to fight the coronavirus to Russia from China, the U.S., Japan, UAE and other countries. RDIF has already received the first deliveries from China and Japan and directed them to Russian laboratories, clinics and hospitals.

For additional information contact:
Arseniy Palagin
Russian Direct Investment Fund
Press Secretary
Tel: +7 495 644 34 14, ext. 2395
Mobile: +7 916 110 31 41
E-mail: arseniy.palagin@rdif.ru

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Hudson Sandler
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7796 4133