The Russian President was surprised by the story about the collection of biological material of the Russians. However, this turned out to be true.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said about the collection of biomaterials of Russians by foreigners. He said this at a meeting of the Council on human rights, 30 Oct.
“You know that biological material collected for the whole country? Moreover, different ethnic groups and people living in different geographical locations of the Russian Federation”, – said the Russian leader.
Putin’s words pretty quickly went on memes. On the Federal channel Russia 24 was a plot about secret American laboratories “genetically improve” the pilots of the U.S. air force.
Soon to explain what is happening had the Pentagon. Корреспондент.net understood why Americans needed a biomaterial Russians.
What Putin said
In Russia it is unclear what purpose collect biological material of different ethnic groups, Putin said at a meeting of the Council for development of civil society and human rights under the President of Russia.
During the meeting, the Director of the Russian public Institute of electoral law Igor Borisov said that some people are using CCTV systems in Russia gather images of Russian citizens from the unknown.
“But the images, it’s okay. You know that biological material collected for the whole country. Moreover, different ethnic groups and people living in different geographical locations of the Russian Federation. There is a question here is why do it? Do purposefully and professionally. We such is the object of very great interest”, – said Putin.
The next day the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov explained that the secret services have information about the collection of biological material of the Russians.
“Indeed, some emissaries conduct such activities, non-governmental organizations and other bodies”, – said Peskov.
Russian senators suggested that biological material is going to create a new weapon.
So, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Franz Klintsevich has suggested that thus “appropriate services in the West are preparing for a biological war against Russia.”
In the Russian Parliament, citing experts reported that human biological material can be used both for fundamental research and for the development of the virus as a new biological weapons.
The Pentagon’s Explanation
On the website of public procurement, States one of the structures of the U.S. air force posted 18 July 2017 the electronic tender tissues of the Russians.
The Agency required a total of 12 samples of RNA molecules that are involved in the implementation of human genetic information, and 27 samples of the synovial membrane that ensures the mobility of the joints.
The document notes that the customer is not interested in all the Nations living on the territory of Russia and only Russians of the Caucasian race.
“All samples of synovial tissue and RNA has to come from people with a negative test for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis,” – said in the text of the contract.
When providing samples, the supplier shall provide information on relevant donor: gender, age, ethnicity, Smoking history, medical history, height, weight and other data.
As of October 31, data on the supply on the basis of tender no.
November 1, the Pentagon has tried to reassure the Russians, giving comments on the topic of collection of biomaterials citizens of the Russian Federation.
It turned out that these actions were carried out in the framework of the studies of genetic predisposition to diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus. Russian biomaterials was necessary for the “integrity of research”.
The representative of the aviation training command (AETC) U.S. air force Beau Downey said that at present, the center for molecular studies of the 59th medical group conducts “studies of the musculoskeletal system to detect different biomarkers associated with the trauma.”
Downey added that the research required two sets of samples from disease and control samples of RNA and synovium. The first set provided located in USA.
“To continue the research required the same samples. Since the original vendor has provided samples from Russia, suitable for the original group of diseases, and the control group of samples also needs to be of Russian origin”, – said the representative of the Pentagon.
Reaction of social networks
The story of Putin about certain forces, collecting biological material of Russian citizens, could not become a reason for jokes in the social networks.