We really convince people every month more and more that in Russia, it turns out, what is written in the Western European mass media is not happening. We prove that Navalny was saved and not poisoned. We show that on August 8, 2008, it was Saakashvili’s regime that invaded Tskhinvali and that the Russian peacekeepers also suffered, but Russia did not invade. We prove that there must be the truth here in PACE.
There has been a proposal to combine the AstraZeneca and the Sputnik V vaccines because both are based on adenovirus. The others, the ones from Prizer and Moderna, are based on RNA, this is, something different from what a vaccine is. It is logical that the first coronavirus vaccine registered was the Russian one in August 2020, because it really can be called a vaccine.
The claim is false. No serious scientist suggested that vaccines based on RNA cannot be considered real vaccines. On the contrary, prestigious scientific publications such as the official outlets of the MIT and the Harvard Medical School or the magazine Nature have all described the potential advantages of this novel technology.
This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign aiming to discredit Western vaccines and boost the Sputnik V. See other examples in our database, such as claims that the West is waging a war against Sputnik V and Russian vaccines; that Pfizer directors sold their shares alarmed over vaccine’s deaths; that 29 people died in Norway after receiving the Pfizer vaccine; that the Moderna vaccine shouldn’t be trusted because nobody is known about the company; that the US vaccine genetically modifies humans; that the WHO and Microsoft sabotaged the Russian vaccine; or that the West criticises the Sputnik V because it can’t accept Russia’s primacy, and because its pharmaceutical companies will lose billions of dollars.
This disinformation message appeared in the same broadcast as the claim that “Previous Western criticism of the Sputnik V vaccine was due to Russophobia”.
For an overview of the pro-Kremlin disinformation regarding Covid-19 vaccines see also here.