Nov. 9, 2021 Anno Domini
Translated from the Russian
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded the director of the Gamaleya Center Alexander Gintsburg the Order of Alexander Nevsky for the development of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The corresponding decree was published on the official portal of legal information.
“For merits in the field of health care and many years of conscientious work to award the Order of Alexander Nevsky to Gintsburg Alexander Leonidovich,” the document says.
In addition, the President awarded the Order of Honor to the director of the Graduate School of Health Management of the Sechenov Medical University, Khalfin Ruslan.
Alexander Gintsburg got a job at the Gamaleya Center as a senior researcher in 1982. He has been the head of the institute since 1999. He is one of the leading Russian specialists in the field of molecular biology and genetics of pathogenic organisms. In 2020, he led the development of the Sputnik V Russian vaccine against COVID-19.