Russian Direct Investment Fund

Dr. Reddy’s and RDIF receive approval to conduct clinical trial for Sputnik V vaccine in India

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:44am

Earlier in September 2020, Dr. Reddys and RDIF entered into a partnership to conduct clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine and its distribution in India.

Key Points: 
  • Earlier in September 2020, Dr. Reddys and RDIF entered into a partnership to conduct clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine and its distribution in India.
  • As part of the partnership, RDIF shall supply 100 million doses of the vaccine to Dr. Reddys upon regulatory approval in India.
  • This data will further strengthen the clinical development of Sputnik V vaccine in India.
  • Sputnik V is currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trial in Russia and the proposed number of subjects is 40,000.

RDIF announces delivery of the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine to Venezuela for clinical trials

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 8:59pm

MOSCOW, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, announces the delivery of the first batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, Sputnik V, to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Key Points: 
  • MOSCOW, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, announces the delivery of the first batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, Sputnik V, to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  • Vaccination of volunteers in Venezuela will begin in coming days as part of double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine.
  • Venezuela has become the first country in Latin America to start clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine after its registration in Russia with 2000 people taking part in the trial.
  • Post-registration clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine involving 40,000 volunteers are currently ongoing.

RDIF announces delivery of the first batch of Sputnik V vaccine to Belarus for clinical trials

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 6:32pm

MOSCOW, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, announces the delivery of the first batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, Sputnik V, to the Republic of Belarus.

Key Points: 
  • MOSCOW, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, announces the delivery of the first batch of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, Sputnik V, to the Republic of Belarus.
  • Vaccination of volunteers in Belarus will begin on October 1 as part of double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine.
  • Belarus has become the first country to start clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine after its registration in Russia.
  • Post-registration clinical trials of the Sputnik V vaccine involving 40,000 volunteers are currently ongoing.

RDIF and Dr. Reddy’s to cooperate on clinical trials and supply of 100 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to India

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:26am

Upon regulatory approval in India, RDIF shall supply to Dr. Reddys 100 million doses of the vaccine.

Key Points: 
  • Upon regulatory approval in India, RDIF shall supply to Dr. Reddys 100 million doses of the vaccine.
  • The Sputnik V vaccine, which is based on well-studied human adenoviral vector platform with proven safety, is undergoing clinical trials for the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said, We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Reddys in India.
  • G V Prasad, Co-Chairman & Managing Director of Dr. Reddys Laboratories said, We are pleased to partner with RDIF to bring the vaccine to India.

RDIF and Brazil's Bahia state agree to supply up to 50 million doses of Sputnik V to Brazil

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:16pm

The agreement will also enable the parties to distribute the vaccine across Brazil in the future.

Key Points: 
  • The agreement will also enable the parties to distribute the vaccine across Brazil in the future.
  • On September 9, RDIF and the pharmaceutical company Landsteiner Scientific announced an agreement for the supply of 32 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to Mexico, which would help vaccinate 25% of the population.
  • Phase I and Phase II trials demonstrated no serious adverse events and a stable immune response in 100% of participants.
  • RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 18 countries that total more than $40 bn.

RDIF and Sheremetyevo International Airport launch COVID-19 testing for passengers with EMG technology

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 2:52pm

MOSCOW, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, and Sheremetyevo International Airport announce the launch of express-testing for coronavirus, using EMG systems, for arriving and departing passengers.

Key Points: 
  • MOSCOW, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, and Sheremetyevo International Airport announce the launch of express-testing for coronavirus, using EMG systems, for arriving and departing passengers.
  • Testing will be available for all passengers from July 20 2020 at the Terminal B health center (domestic flights), and July 27 2020 at Terminal D (domestic and international flights).
  • Sheremetyevo is the first airport in Russia to introduce the most relevant and sought after medical services on an international level for all its visitors.
  • RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 18 countries that total more than $40 bn.

PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Takes Part in Russia-24 and RDIF Round Table on Industry Experience of Combating COVID-19

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 3:02pm

The round table was devoted to the experience of industries in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Key Points: 
  • The round table was devoted to the experience of industries in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
  • Regarding the latter, the emergence of reliable and sensitive rapid test systems, funded by the RDIF, is both timely and important.
  • Andrey Guryev, PhosAgro CEO and co-chairman of the RUIE Coordinating Council for Combating the Coronavirus, spoke about the pilot experience in using these rapid tests.
  • Information about this experience is available on the RUIE website as collections of best practices for business and regions," said Guryev.

PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Takes Part in Russia-24 and RDIF Round Table on Industry Experience of Combating COVID-19

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 2:59pm

The round table was devoted to the experience of industries in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Key Points: 
  • The round table was devoted to the experience of industries in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
  • Regarding the latter, the emergence of reliable and sensitive rapid test systems, funded by the RDIF, is both timely and important.
  • Andrey Guryev, PhosAgro CEO and co-chairman of the RUIE Coordinating Council for Combating the Coronavirus, spoke about the pilot experience in using these rapid tests.
  • Information about this experience is available on the RUIE website as collections of best practices for business and regions," said Guryev.

RDIF Calls for International Cooperation to Fight Coronavirus

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 5:20pm

MOSCOW, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The coronavirus pandemic is the global challenge, which can only be dealt with through all-encompassing international cooperation including the partnerships of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Key Points: 
  • MOSCOW, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The coronavirus pandemic is the global challenge, which can only be dealt with through all-encompassing international cooperation including the partnerships of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
  • RDIF is helping fight coronavirus worldwide, utilising its network of partnerships in 18 countries, including the United States.
  • Thanks to our international partners including those in the U.S. RDIF is investing in the production of testing systems, medicines and the medical equipment needed to combat coronavirus.
  • RDIF has already received the first deliveries from China and Japan and directed them to Russian laboratories, clinics and hospitals.

President of France Appropriated the Head of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev the Title of the Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00am

The Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Lgion d'honneur) is the oldest French national order, established by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 19, 1802.

Key Points: 
  • The Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Lgion d'honneur) is the oldest French national order, established by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 19, 1802.
  • Belonging to the Order is the highest distinction and honour in France; it is awarded by the President of the French Republic for outstanding service.
  • RDIF portfolio companies employ more than 700,000 people, and generate revenues which equate to more than 5% of Russia's GDP.
  • RDIF established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 15 countries that total more than 40 billion dollars.