MOSCOW, RUSSIA - AUGUST 14, 2020: A woman walks past the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry that produces a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is to be produced at the institute and other Russian pharmaceutical plants. It will be available to general public on January 1, 2021. Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS (Photo by Vyacheslav Prokofyev\TASS via Getty Images)
The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow. The institute was established in the 19th century. Vyacheslav Prokofyev / Tass

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine turns spotlight on little-known Moscow research unit

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