Russia Current Affairs - 2020

6th BRICS Environment meeting held in Russia

On 30th July 2020, the Environment Ministers of 6th BRICS countries took part in the 6th BRICS Environment meeting. It was held online via video conferencing under the presidency of Russia. The meeting was preceded by the BRICS Working Group meeting. Key findings: Representing India at the meeting Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized India’s Read More…

Russia’s Gamalei Institute’s COVID-19 Vaccine becomes the First in the World to Complete Human Clinical Trials

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has successfully completed the Human Clinical Trials. The trials on volunteers were conducted from 18th June 2020 at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. At Sechenov University, the Director of Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology has informed that the First Group of Read More…

77.95% Russians Voted in Favour of Constitutional Amendment, Putin can lead Russia until 2036

Constitutional Referendum as proposed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during his address to the Federal Assembly on 15th January 2020 was held from 25th June to 1st July 2020. As per the votes during the Referendum, 77.95 percent of Russian citizens have voted in support of the Amendments to the 1993 Constitution of Read More…

Vote for Constitutional Reforms begins as Putin looks to lead Russia until 2036

On 25th June 2020, Voting for Constitutional Reforms in Russia had begun amid the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The voting was originally scheduled to be conducted on 22nd April 2020 had to be rescheduled to 1st July 2020 following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Russia. In order to maintain social distancing Read More…

Russia’s Energia plans to take First Tourist on Space Walk in 2023

On 25th June 2020, Russian Company- S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (also known as RSC Energia) has announced that it will take the first tourist for a spacewalk in 2023. The announcement came after RSC Energia has signed a deal with Space Adventures (space tourism company in the United States). RSC Energia is Read More…