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Russian Dima Bilan to take part in Eurovision Final · 2008-05-21 18:38

Dima Bilan, www.utro.ruRussian singer Dima Bilan will participate in the Final of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. After the first Semi-Final representatives of the ten qualifying countries gathered for the official winners press conference. All of them got the opportunity to answer two questions for the press.

Russia was the fifth country to answer the questions. Dima Bilan was asked what would be the next time he would take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. He replied that it was amazing to take part in the contest, the official site reports.

A journalist from Montenegro asked world famous figure-skater Evgenii Plushenko, who also represents Russia in the show, what it was like to be on stage at a song contest, and he confirmed that it was a totally new experience for him and that it was a great feeling. Russia was drawn 24th in the Final.

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11.8.2020 20:14 Why 'Sputnik Moment' of Russia's First COVID Vaccine Triggered 'Sour Grapes' Reaction in Western MSM

On 11 August, Russia announced the world's first vaccine for COVID-19, named 'Sputnik V', in a bid to curb the pandemic that has currently killed over 737,000 globally. International observers detail why the breakthrough development has been met with either silence or rejection from the Western press.

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The emergence of the first vaccine against the coronavirus infection has sparked interest across the globe, as the drug promises not only an end to COVID-19-related deaths, but also a path to restoring a country's economy.

11.8.2020 15:22 As Russia Unveils World’s First COVID-19 Vaccine, How Many Others are Being Developed?

Russia has become the first country in the world to register a COVID-19 vaccine. President Vladimir Putin said the Sputnik V vaccine “works quite effectively” and “forms a stable immunity” to the coronavirus.

11.8.2020 13:22 Countries Around the World Express Interest in First COVID-19 Vaccine Developed in Russia

The requests for access to the Russian pharmaceutical development emerged after President Vladimir Putin announced that the first vaccine against the coronavirus had been officially registered in the country after passing trials and that production would soon commence.

11.8.2020 12:37 Watch First Doses of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Being Produced at Pharmaceutical Plant

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11.8.2020 12:31 Russian Embassy Slams Slovakia for Expelling Diplomats, Still Confirms Desire to Cooperate

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Embassy in Bratislava slammed on Tuesday the Slovak Foreign Ministry's justification of three Russian diplomats expulsion as unprofessional and undignified, adding that Moscow was still seeking relations based on mutual respect, despite Slovakia's unfriendly moves.

11.8.2020 11:48 Key Things to Know About First COVID-19 Vaccine Registered in Russia

The Russian vaccine comes as countries around the world are bracing for the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The initial wave has already infected over 20 million people and claimed the lives of over 736,000, decimating many countries' economies in the process.

11.8.2020 11:8 RDIF CEO: Russia Has Received Requests for 1 Bln Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Over 20 Countries

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has already received preliminary requests for 1 billion doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 from over 20 countries, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev said on Tuesday.

11.8.2020 10:3 Foreign Minister Lavrov Urges to Release Russian Journalists Detained in Belarus

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11.8.2020 9:43 Russian FM Lavrov and His German Counterpart Maas Hold Press Conference in Moscow - Video

The German foreign minister arrived in Russia to meet Sergei Lavrov and travel to St. Petersburg where he will participate in commemorative events dedicated to the victims of the siege of Leningrad which claimed over 600,000 lives during World War II.

11.8.2020 8:27 Putin: Russia Becomes First Country in the World to Register COVID-19 Vaccine

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11.8.2020 8:7 There is No Need to Delay Registration of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Top Epidemiologist Says

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10.8.2020 10:13 Putin Tasks Cabinet With Ensuring Funding for Flu, COVID-19 Vaccination

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research completed the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, in 2008. However, buried underground near a town outside Moscow are the remnants of a little known, but no less ambitious project which would have rivaled the LHC’s immense scale.

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9.8.2020 11:14 Dollar’s Share of Russia-China Trade Falls to Record 46% Low, Hinting at New 'Financial Alliance'

The US dollar has recently been losing value against other currencies, dropping nearly 5% in July, its biggest monthly fall in more than 10 years. This decline is prompting economists worldwide to re-assess the role of the dollar as a global reserve currency, as some countries have resorted to other options in their bilateral transactions.

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KHABAROVSK Russia (Sputnik) – Some 2,800 people are taking part in an unauthorized rally in Russia's Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday, about a month since the protests in support of arrested former Governor Sergey Furgal erupted across the region, the city administration said.

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Russia will register the world’s first anti-COVID-19 vaccine next week, the country’s Deputy Health Minister Oleg Gridnev said. But even as the vaccine is currently undergoing its final trials, some critics in the Western media just can’t help but cast doubt on Russian medicine's response to the challenge of the coronavirus.

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