The Telegram channel Minpravda discovered a tender on Federal Business Opportunity website, issued by the US Air Force. The tender is for buying RNA samples and synovial tissue from Russian citizens. The listing specifies that the donors should state the region they’re from, their age, sex and ethnicity.
“All Normal Human Fresh Frozen (FF) Synovial Tissue and Normal Human Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) samples must be Russian / Caucasian origin,” reads the contract’s technical specifications. “All FF Synovial tissue and RNA samples must come from normal donors, who have no musculoskeletal injuries. This shall be confirmed by pathology. All FF synovial tissue must have a weight greater than or at a minimum of 0.25 grams.”
This corresponds with previous statement by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. During a meeting of Council for Civil Society and Human Rights on October 30, he said that biomaterial of different ethnicities is being collected in Russia.
“Do you know that the biological material is being collected throughout this country? It is being collected among the different ethnicities and people, living in different corners of Russian Federation. Here’s the question — why would someone do this? They are doing this very professionally and deliberately. They show a lot of interest in our people,” Putin said.
The listing on Federal Business Opportunity was created in July of 2017.
According to some experts, the US may collect biomaterial from Russian citizens in order to create a database that can be used in developments of biolological weapons that would target only certain groups of the population. Info about the development of such weapons have been circulating for a long time. The US is a leader in this field with a high number of research facilities across eastern Europe.