Words that Kirill Dmitriev –executive director of the Russian Direct Country Email List Investment Fund that financed the development of the vaccine– He pronounced last August: "We Country Email List will get ahead of the United States as happened with Sputnik." Indeed, the choice of name takes up the name of the first satellite sent into space in 1957 by the Soviet Union. This is no accident. It joins an operation that the government has been rehearsing for some years through which Country Email List it seeks to recover the Soviet legacy and place it within the long history of the.
Future of the Russian State. That explains why today Peter the Great, Nicholas II and Country Email List Stalin can coexist in the same pantheon of historical figures or why the melody of the Soviet anthem has been restored within the patriotic symbols. In this new construction of meanings, however, Putin prefers to leave aside the 1917 Revolution, since it not only embodies the moment of rupture Country Email List of state continuity but Country Email List also a process of dissemination of libertarian and radical values, something that is uncomfortable in the Putinist conception of the world and society. Instead, the government seeks to rescue only some achievements built during the USSR.
Such as the industrialization of the country, the decisive role played in ending Country Email List World War II or the development of a pioneering space program, which serve to underpin the Country Email List greatness of a a country that never abandoned its aspiration to be a member of the Country Email List world geopolitical elite. If the vaccine becomes successful, then there is the possibility that Russia will add one more medal to its great world achievements: the defeat of Nazism and the sending of the first human being into space would add first place in the podium of the fight against coronavirus. Incidentally, this achievement could collaborate in reinforcing the role of the State and help.