Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Soviet Academy of Sciences Distances Itself from KGB-Sponsored AIDS Canard (1987)

On November 5, 1987, The New York Times reported that the Soviet Academy of Sciences had distanced itself from the KGB-sponsored anti-American canard that the US Army made AIDS to kill black people:

Soviet scientists have disavowed charges in the Soviet-sponsored press that the AIDS virus was artificially cultivated at a secret American military base.

The scientists, Roald Sagdeyev and Vitali Goldansky, publicly distanced the Soviet Academy of Sciences from the accusations about American responsibility for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. They said they had protested the appearance of Soviet articles that repeated those contentions.

The disavowal was contained in Izvestia, the Soviet government newspaper...

Almost five years later, in March 1992, the Russian intelligence chief Yevgeni Primakov admitted that the KGB had concocted the false story that AIDS was a biological weapon that had been developed by the U.S. Army.

The Russian newspaper Izvestiya (3-19-92) reported on March 19, 1992:

[Primakov] mentioned the well known articles printed a few years ago in our central newspapers about AIDS supposedly originating from secret Pentagon laboratories. According to Yevgeni Primakov, the articles exposing US scientists' 'crafty' plots were fabricated in KGB offices.

I have written about the KGB AIDS propaganda campaign many times on my blog. You can search AIDS, Primakov, canard, Wright, and Brent Anderson to see some information about the history of the KGB AIDS propaganda campaign.

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