Disinfo: Russia has found a way to treat coronavirus


Russian doctors have found a way to treat the new strain of coronavirus 2019-nCoV. So far, three drugs that are also used to fight HIV, hepatitis C and multiple sclerosis are recommended. Immunomodulating drugs can be effective in the initial manifestations of the disease as well.


At the moment, there is no cure against this strain of coronavirus, the vaccine is only at an early stage of development. Nevertheless, several specific vaccines and drugs are developed. Today, treatment consists of maintenance therapy, depending on the patient's condition. Regardless of the claims made in the article, to date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus. Immunomodulators are used to treat serious oncological diseases or in cases of organ transplantation. But there is currently no convincing evidence that immunomodulators help patients with influenza or respiratory infection recover. Read similar cases that Big pharma profits from coronavirus panic and that US technology is behind the outbreak of the coronavirus – it's just business.


  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination, Drugs


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Tartu Peace Treaty is null and void

The statements of a number of Estonian politicians that the Tartu Peace Treaty continues to be valid are null and void from a legal point of view. We have repeatedly emphasized that the contract is not in the register of existing UN international treaties. Therefore, from a legal point of view, all these arguments of the Estonian side on the continuation of the document are absolutely insignificant. Such statements are made in order to maintain “the immediate interests of the part of the political elite of Estonia, which is stimulated from the outside”, to maintain tension in relations between Moscow and Tallinn.


The peace treaty between the Republic of Estonia and Soviet Russia was signed on 2 February 1920, and it ended the Estonian War of Independence that had lasted for nearly a year and a half. According to the treaty, Russia recognised Estonian independence de jure, renouncing voluntarily “for ever all rights of sovereignty formerly held by Russia over the Estonian people and territory”. It also established Estonia’s eastern border.

To this day the section 122 of the constitution of Estonia reads: "The land border of Estonia is determined by the Tartu Peace Treaty of 2 February 1920 and by other international border agreements." Thus Estonia regards the Tartu Peace Treaty very much in effect. "Attempts by Russia to falsify history by denying the annexation of Estonia constitutes vindication of the policy of spheres of influence and the violence of totalitarian regimes and is condemned by the Republic of Estonia," Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu said. Minister Reinsalu also remarked that the Tartu Treaty is considered valid to this day, and is linked to the concepts of the illegal annexation of Estonia and the restoration of the country’s sovereignty. The claim about outside stimulation to maintain tensions between Moscow and Tallinn is a great example of "under the control of" narrative hinting Estonia is not really sovereign. Similar examples include Americans need to keep the Europeans under their tight control, and Ukraine has been under systematic external control. In the context of Soviet Russia recognizing the independence of the Republic of Estonia in perpetuity, it should also be noted that in 1944 Estonia did not join the Soviet Union but was rather invaded, occupied and annexed. Estonia regained independence in 1991, and Russian troops finally withdrew from Estonia in 1994.

Moscow lost PACE voting rights due to Crimea’s reunification with Russia

The Russian delegation was stripped of its voting rights in April 2014 because of the situation in Ukraine and Crimea’s reunification with Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting Russian military aggression against Ukraine as a domestic affair, and its illegal annexation of Crimea as a "re-unification" preceded by a "referendum."

The decision to strip the Russian delegation of voting rights at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in April 2014 was a direct response to the illegal annexation of Crimea which, in PACE's view, "created a threat to stability and peace in Europe" (para. 6).

US officials loot their colonies including Ukraine

Appointment of Joe Biden’s son to the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma is a traditional example of US looting its colonies. At times, families of high-ranking US officials benefited not only from colonies but from Washington’s geopolitical opponents. Given the revenues that the American politicians received from the ruins of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukrainian economies, all those who believe in the US’s intention to fight corruption in foreign countries, are naive.


Conspiracy theory consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's sovereignty and US presence in Europe. The relations between the US and Ukraine are bilateral relations between two independent countries. The US recognised Ukraine as an independent state on 25 December 1991. US policy is focused on strengthening a stable, democratic, prosperous, and free Ukraine, more closely integrated into Europe and Euro-Atlantic structures. See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the US has turned Ukraine into a puppet, that colour revolutions are used by the West to intervene in the affairs of sovereign states and that the US State Department and US Embassy in Ukraine represent a system of “Gauleiter's".