Disinfo: The West, primarily the United States, is collecting biological material in Russia to create a biological weapon that destroys the Russians.

Summary

The goal [why the US and the West is collecting biological material in Russia] is to test new samples of biological weapons on carriers of a particular gene pool. On people, on plants, on animals. The second goal is to to create dependence of Russia on Western pharmacological companies, which have medicines for this or that disease. The third goal is to create a truly biological weapon of the next generation, which will specifically act on the Russians. [—] The military [of the US] can use it, for sure, to develop specific types of biological weapons that will be directed at extermination of specific ethnicity.

Disproof

According to the investigative journalists of the Insider, the tender was advertised in July. Later the Russian media company Russia Today (RT) reported about the tender.The advert on the US government website requests offers for supplies of 27 samples of synovial tissue and 12 samples of RNA. The samples must be collected in Russia and be from "Caucasians" (white Europeans) and were to be delivered to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, which houses one of the USAF's main medical facilities, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. Both international and Russian experts have debunked the conspirational claims about the biological weapons. Capt Beau Downey, a spokesman for the US Air Force's Air Education and Training Command (AETC) told that the goal is the integrity of the research, not the origin of the samples. The reason the tender required samples from Russians was that they were a control group for an initial batch provided by a US firm. Biologist Mikhail Gelfand said that there cannot be such a biological weapon, as people are too similar to each other for it to be possible to create a weapon against a specific race. The comments about the US creating a biological weapon against Russians came from Igor Nikulin, who was presented as a former inspector of the UN Commission on Chemical, Bacteriological and Biological Weapons. According to the Insider, he doesn't have any connection with the UN. On his website, Nikulin describes himself as a supporter of a monarchy in Russia and proclaims his alleged descent from the ancient Rurik dynasty.

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  • Reported in: Issue 86
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/10/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: West, Biological weapons
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

The interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was conducted in English and broadcast with a Russian translation voiced over of the original conversation. The disinformation was delivered in Russian language voice-over. Polygraph.info translated the quote back into English from the Russian interpretation of Assange’s words for the state TV audience. The U.S. top officials Assange claims have denied a Russia-WikiLeaks link either never spoke publicly on the topic or said U.S. intelligence agencies have established a connection. Further debunking: Polygraph.info