SPUTNIK V: the Russian Success?

03. November 2021

In August 2020, President Putin surprised the world by claiming to have approved the first vaccine against COVID-19. The vaccine was aptly named with the letter ‘V’ standing for Victory and reminiscent of the so-called ‘Sputnik shock’ caused by the first Soviet satellite.

The new kind of race for superiority in combating the pandemics was accompanied by a information offensive and aimed at persuading as many states as possible across the world to purchase and produce the Russian vaccine. Many states in and outside of the EU exhibited strong interest in administering and producing Sputnik V.

A bit over a year after the launch of Sputnik V, MEP viola von Cramon presents a study commissioned by the GREENS/EFA Group and conducted by Dr. Susanne Spahn to examine the Russian media campaign and its effect on six targeted countries.

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Hosted by:

▶Viola von Cramon-Taubadel MEP


▶ Rasa Juknevičienė MEP

▶ Andreas Schieder MEP

▶ Barbara von Freytag – Journalist

▶ Marius Laurinavicius – Expert

▶ Susanne Spahn – Author of the study