US-funded laboratories for the testing biological weapons are emerging in Russia’s neighborhood

Summary

Russian authorities are concerned about the US biological-military activity near Russia’s borders. There are over 200 secret research laboratories in the world mostly funded by the US Department of Defence, focusing on doubtful investigations, the Richard Lugar Centre in Georgia is one of the most notorious. Russia has more than on one occasion drawn attention to Pentagon’s activities, which deploys its laboratories in the vicinity of Russian borders.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons and Lugar lab.

Read more about Lugar lab on Myth Detector.

See similar disinformation cases: US prepares biological weapons against Russia, US is constructing secret biological labs, Pentagon is working out a biological war strategy in the Baltics.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 156
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Lugar, Biological weapons
  • Outlet: Sputnik Spanish
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