Russia has confirmed 2 322 056 cases of coronavirus and 40 464 deaths. For December 01, the authorities confirmed 26 402 new coronavirus cases and a new record of 569 coronavirus deaths.
- Universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg will switch students to remote learning until early February to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
— Russia's Vector Institute is preparing to publish the results of a clinical trial of Russia's second coronavirus vaccine. Called "EpiVacCorona", the vaccine is expected to enter civilian circulation in early December.
— Russia's military has launched a coronavirus vaccine campaign among nearly half a million of its active-duty personnel. Up to 80 000 Russian soldiers are expected to receive Russia's vaccine by the end of the year.
— Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero will produce 100 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine as part of the agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
— Moscow has further extended measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus until Jan. 15, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced Thursday. The measures include a self-isolation order for residents aged 65 and older and the requirement for 30% of all businesses' employees to work remotely.
— Moscow reported a 300% month-on-month increase in coronavirus deaths for October, the Russian capital’s health department announced late Thursday. Coronavirus was the main cause in 2 235 deaths reported that month.
— Russia will start its mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus in 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said. Developers plan to produce 2 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.
— Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, its developers said Tuesday. The calculations were based on preliminary data obtained 42 days after volunteers received the first dose, the Health Ministry, the state-run Gamaleya research center and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a joint statement.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.