Disinfo: Russian vaccine opponents are trying to eradicate trust in Sputnik V


Opponents of the Russian coronavirus vaccine are trying to eradicate trust in Sputnik V in the world. The Sputnik V vaccine has already gained international recognition, it is one of the best in the world, which shows the great heroism of Russian science.

Many enemies have tried to erode confidence in Russia, they have put so much effort into it, because the Russian vaccine is one of the best in the world and they are just afraid of it.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that exploits the coronavirus pandemic claiming that there is a coordinated campaign waged against Sputnik V.

Initial reservations regarding the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine stemmed from the fact that Russia had not completed large trials to test the vaccine’s safety and efficacy before releasing it.

Currently, since March 04 2021, Sputnik V vaccine in undergoing a review at the European Medicines Agency.

See similar disinformation claims that Western attacks on the Russian coronavirus vaccine are a corporate cold war against humanity; that Russian progress in COVID-19 vaccine has become for the West an outrageous challenge, that Sputnik V is a target of the corporate cold war; that the West wants to discredit the Sputnik V; that the WHO and Microsoft sabotaged the Russian vaccine, 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.


  • Reported in: Issue 234
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/02/2021
  • Article language(s) Georgian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: Sputnik V, coronavirus, vaccination
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