Disinfo: Western pretexts not to approve Sputnik V are false, this is negationism


Negationism of the Sputnik V vaccine is putting the West in a ridiculous situation. There is more and more evidence that Western arguments to not approve the Russian anti-covid vaccine are false. It is increasingly clear that the only possible motivations for the West to keep this situation are political, using alleged health pretexts that are fake. One of the strongest pieces of evidence is that the safety and efficacy of the Sputnik V was recognized by the World Health Organisation in October 2021.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about a global conspiracy to prevent the success of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. In fact, problems with inconsistent, problematic or missing data and lack of transparency have been regularly reported regarding Sputnik V, leading some international health regulators to mistrust it or consider the information about it insufficient.

Despite previous statements made by Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko claiming that all barriers to registering the vaccine with the WHO had been cleared, this international body affirmed again on 13 October 2021 -two days after the publication of this disinformation story- that the approval for the use of Sputnik V was still on hold pending some missing data and legal procedures, including regd. new inspections to manufacturing sites in Russia. Previously, a WHO visit to a factory in Ufa had led to the suspension of the approval of the Sputnik V after the mission identified several problems in the manufacture of the vaccine.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives about the Sputnik V vaccine in our database, such as claims that the process of recognising it is artificially delayed, that G20 countries recognised it as the best drug for coronavirus prevention, that the attitude of Western politicians towards it feeds vaccine hesitancy in Russia, that the West is waging a targeted campaign against this vaccine, or that there is a political-economical-viral alliance to prevent Sputnik V.


  • Reported in: Issue 263
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/10/2021
  • Article language(s) Spanish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Sputnik V, coronavirus, Anti-Russian, Russophobia, WHO
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Disinfo: Latvia prefers Russophobia to recognition of Russian vaccination certificate

A new wave of coronavirus in Latvia is accompanied by a new wave of insanity. Those vaccinated by "Sputnik V" were officially equated with the unvaccinated.

Even those who had COVID, don't count as having a valid certificate if it was issued by Russia. It turns out that there is COVID-Russophobia. That is, if you were ill and got vaccinated by Sputnik V, it will not count. Many citizens in this situation, in the opinion of the Latvian authorities, are second-class people.

Instead of helping people somehow, it turns out that anti-Russian policy is more important to Levits [president of Latvia] than the health of his own citizens.


Citizens vaccinated with vaccines not recognised by EMA indeed do not have COVID passports with QR codes in the EU. But Latvia's "anti-Russian policy" has absolutely nothing to do with it.

At the beginning of July, the European Union offered Russia the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates (without the certification of the vaccines themselves). Russia has expressed interest, but negotiations are proceeding slowly, and, according to the EU Ambassador to Russia, Markus Ederer, through the fault of the Russian side.

Disinfo: The WHO is a globalist and highly suspicious organisation

The WHO is a globalist and, to put it mildly, highly suspicious organisation.


Pro-Kremlin media often use the method of denigrating and defaming international organisations such as the OSCE, Council of Europe, WHO, WADA or OPCW, portraying them as anti-Russian and practicing double standards.

WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses. The WHO Constitution states its main objective as the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

Disinfo: Georgia is a colony of the Euro-American imperialism, subject to imposed Western liberal values

Georgia is still a typical colonial country with no sign that it could free itself from the clutches of Euro-American imperialism.

Moreover, it is obvious that the so-called political elite in Georgia, obsessed with the desire to be in power, is ready to follow the instructions received from outside the country. Representatives of the government and the opposition agree to legalise things that are unacceptable to the Georgian national-traditional and Orthodox beliefs, such as, for example, same-sex marriage.


A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” challenging Georgian statehood, as if Georgia is ruled by the West, consistent with the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western values.

Pro-Kremlin outlets often claim that many countries, not under Moscow's control, are "Western puppets".