In Berlin, a certain political decision was made regarding the verdict that will be passed by a German court regarding the Russian citizen Sokolov, who is accused of the 2019 murder of Shamil Basayev’s associate, one of the terrorist leaders in the North Caucasus, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili. All roles in this staging process are pre-assigned. There is no doubt that as a result of the beginning of the court hearings, the blame for the fatal attack on Khangoshvili – a man who made many blood enemies during his criminal career, including in the criminal world of different countries – will be attributed, as already stated in the press, to Russian state structures.
Western vaccine manufacturers rely on experimental, little-studied and untested over the long-term technologies in the development of the coronavirus vaccine. This leads to obstacles during their clinical trials, which delays the introduction of drugs in public circulation and negatively affects the efforts to combat the coronavirus.
This narrative is part of the on-going pro-Kremlin disinformation on coronavirus aiming to promote the Sputnik V vaccine and present Russia as a 'leader in the COVID-19 management'. The claim implies that the West relies on "experimental technologies", while Sputnik V uses live human adenovirus, which has been proven safe over decades of studies. This assertion is false since WHO's database registers at least 11 other vaccines that use similar technology. Moreover, the potential effectiveness of human adenovirus-based vaccines remains a matter of debate. Companies developing the vaccine in the West adhere to standard testing procedure, which usually involves years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but scientists are now aiming to produce a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine by next year. On the other hand, there is credible evidence that the Russian government pressed Russian scientists and researchers to be the first to find a vaccine against Covid-19, and did everything at hand to shorten the process, raising concerns about the safety and efficiency of the Sputnik V vaccine. For further debunking, check Polygraph. Read similar cases claiming that ugly commercial interests are behind the criticism of the Russian vaccine, that Russian progress in COVID-19 vaccine has become for the West an outrageous challenge and that the West lost another round in fight against the pandemic.