Russian Cosmonauts to Be Inoculated With Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19, RDIF Says

Sputnik, 08.12.2020

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian cosmonauts will be inoculated against coronavirus with Russia's own Sputnik V vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday.

According to the Russian Direct Investment Fund, cosmonauts training at the preparation centre named after Yury Gagarin and all the personnel interacting with them will soon have an opportunity to be vaccinated with "Sputnik V, named after the Earth's first artificial satellite."

Other employees of the training centre and the space agency will also have a chance to get vaccinated at a later date, the fund said.