The world cannot understand why Russia invented the coronavirus vaccine. Perhaps this most confused world believes that nothing but vodka and Kalashnikovs can be produced in the country of bears and balalaika. And so the world is discouraged and angry. And there are appropriate reasons for this.
Firstly, billions of US dollars were invested in western-European and American-companies in order for them to find an effective tool in the fight against coronavirus. And, perhaps, now these investments have not paid off, which can not but anger either those who gave money, or those who received it.
Secondly, in the minds of the so-called international community, Russia appears to be a country that is if not backward, then certainly not an advanced one. And a logical question arises: how then can it create something that advanced countries could not invent? Or rather, they call themselves that.
These are questions, and now, strictly speaking, the answers. To begin with, it is necessary to understand that the effectiveness of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus has not yet been fully proven. But the fact that Vladimir Putin said that this vaccine was tested on his daughter speaks volumes. The Russian President does not waste words. And the corresponding vaccine tests have already been carried out. Yes, by no means fully, but they’ve been carried out all the same.
However, first of all, there are enough doubters in Russia itself. Conditionally, our – if we can call them that – Russian people can not believe in the vaccine. Especially those sinning kind-faced gentlemen and ladies with pro-western beliefs. They shout that everyone is lying to them, and that there is no vaccine at all.
This disbelief with which they cry out about what happened is indicative. By the way, the “enlightened west” would have invented the vaccine – they would have been the first, these doubters, shouting: look how cool they are, what a healthy medicine they have, not like what we have in Russia!
It doesn’t matter to these kind-faced what they shout “not true” at. They also denied the Crimean bridge. They are used to proving that their – if we can call it that – country is weak and vicious in every way, and they are imprisoned pink unicorns. I repeat: I am not saying that the vaccine is one 100% effective – I am saying that some people in the country do not care what they deny.
And yes, of course, Russian statements about the invention of the vaccine can be perceived as a kind of PR campaign. As bravado even. But at the time, the invention of exclusive weapons, the holding of the Olympics in Sochi, or the construction of a bridge to the Crimean Peninsula were perceived in the same way. Many people, experts and ordinary people, persistently insisted that such a thing is impossible in principle. However, all of this appeared, happened, and became a reality.
But the point is that if we look at Russian history, we will see that Russia was best able not to do the simple, ordinary, but, on the contrary, to do the impossible, the improbable. This is a special feature of the nation. What the thinker Nikolay Berdyaev called “the Russian spurt”. And this is not just a general philosophical conclusion, but the realities of character. In Russia, they may not be able to make high-quality nitroglycerin, but they are quite capable of creating a vaccine.
It was the Russians who first launched a man into space. It was the Russians, no matter what American propaganda said, who made the main contribution to the victory over Hitler’s Germany. Or did someone imagine the famous Suvorov army crossing the Alps?
Therefore, yes, one can treat the creation of a Russian vaccine against coronavirus as a fake, as “dust in the eyes”, but given the historical and civilisational context, it might be worth considering the reality of the Russian breakthrough in the victory over the pandemic.
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