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Russia and its vaccine ‘unpopular’ in the West due to unfair competition - Kremlin

Russia is not popular in the West in general, Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. The West's attitude towards Russia and the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is related to competition issues, Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with Rossiya 1 TV channel.

"Russia is not popular in the West in general. Not because it is bad, but because it is becoming too good," Peskov said. "It is very simple: this is competition, not always fair," he added.

On August 11, Russia was the first in the world to register a vaccine against coronavirus named Sputnik V, developed by the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology. Later, another Russian vaccine was registered, developed by the Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector. The third vaccine, created by the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune-and-Biological Products of Russian Academy of Sciences might be registered soon.