Disinfo: The EU’s vaccine strategy is clearly political and focuses on profits of Western companies


The strategy the European Union currently uses for the acquirement of COVID-19 vaccines is clearly political. It is also about profits – if Sputnik V vaccinations were taking place, the Pfizer vaccine would not be used as much which would result in lower profits for the Western company.

Those who question the quality of Sputnik V just because it originates in Russia are simply stupid.


Following the development of vaccines against COVID-19, pro-Kremlin websites have actively promoted the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

Although it is legitimate to criticise the EU’s vaccine (or any other) strategy, there is no proof for these claims.

Vaccines approved in the European Union must first apply for a review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The researchers from AstraZeneca did so in October 2020, as well as Pfizer/BioNTech’s, and Moderna’s in November 2020.

The Russian Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology responsible for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V had not applied for a rolling review by EMA until March 2021 and so the review is not finished yet. See the EMA's information of 04 March about its rolling review and scientific advice to the Sputnik V producer here.


  • Reported in: Issue 235
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia, EU
  • Keywords: vaccination, coronavirus, Sputnik V
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The EU will not sever diplomatic relations with Russia, because Europe is also always for dialogue. Their paradigm always requires persuasion and persuasion. To press and persuade to surrender. To beat and persuade to surrender. To lie to your eyes and persuade you to give up. Sanctions, eye contact and surrender. Therefore, all ambassadors will remain in their places. And they will be persuaded to surrender.


A recurrent narrative on the EU's aggressive anti-Russian ambitions. The EU, its member states and most of the world community demand that Russia fulfils its obligations as a member of the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and other international organisations, as well as Russia's own legislation.

The EU and Russia have committed to upholding and respecting the fundamental values and principles of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and the market economy. These values underpin EU-Russia relations.

Disinfo: More than half of the young people in Sweden are criminals

According to statistics from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, more than half of the children in the tenth grade have performed crime. At the same time, almost half say that they have suffered from criminal acts.


A recurring disinformation claim on crime in Europe, in this case Sweden, consistent with a narrative of a Western collapse. The survey from 2019, referred to in the claim, establishes that 52 percent of boys - have performed petty crimes, like shoplifting, trespassing.

It can also be mentioned that there is no tenth grade in Swedish schools.

Disinfo: The West has radically revised and rewritten WW2 history

It is no longer worth shouting: how can you rewrite history?! No, the census process has entered its final stage, and it's too late to ring the bells, gathering them for battle - the war has begun. Time to win.

Immediately after the end of World War II, a campaign began in the West, in which its results were radically revised and history was rewritten. Dozens of institutions, hundreds of publicists, historians and writers worked to minimise the role of the USSR in the victory over Hitler's Germany and, at the same time, to exalt the participation of the West.

When this - the first - stage ended, a new one began: they decided to put the Soviet Union, as they say, on the same blackboard with the Nazis. This was also done deliberately.


This message is part of the Kremlin’s campaign on historical revisionism of WWII and is also consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narrative about anti-Russian policies of the aggressive West. According to the Kremlin's policy, the official Russian historiography is the only “true” way of interpreting the historical events about WWII.

The European Parliament called the war the bloodiest tragedy of the century, which resulted in millions of victims of authoritarian regimes both of fascist Germany and the USSR. The European Parliament adopted a resolution, describing the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 23 August 1939 as a key element paving the way for the outbreak of World War II. The European Parliament also paid tribute to the victims of Stalinism, Nazism and other totalitarian and authoritarian regimes. Regardless of this, the Western historians acknowledge the role played by the USSR in defeating Nazism and do not question the Soviet contribution to the victory in WWII and the status of the USSR as a country which had won in WWII. The policy of the US or the EU is not directed against Russia or any other country.