Putin said the need to create a Russian “epidemiological shield”


Russia needs its own powerful shield in the field of epidemiological security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during an annual message to the Federal Assembly. According to the leader, Russia should be ready in four days to develop test systems for any new infection.

The president added that by 2024, 1.6 trillion rubles will be allocated from the federal budget for civil research.

Vladimir Putin also set the task for Russian enterprises and research centers to ensure readiness for the development of a vaccine for any disease, using Russian medical equipment.


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