History of Anthrax epidemic in the USSR
• History of Anthrax epidemic in the USSR
Closed city of Sverdlovsk-19 was part of a system of secret companies "biological product". Here, under reliable protection committee members from year to year developed and produced even martial strains of biological weapons - by the way, banned by international convention adopted by the USSR in 1972. Here was a tragedy, the true reasons for which the authorities have not opened yet.
Version on top of
Of course, nothing new government does not come up. According to official data, the outbreak of anthrax has caused the meat of cattle, the newspaper published the data on a total of 27 cases of infection. With the same information a little later by Academician Burgasov during a trip to the US.
In the Sverdlovsk region and the cases of cattle disease. The farm has been introduced by low-quality feed for cows. Administration of the city of Sverdlovsk urges to refrain from purchasing meat "at random locations" - including the markets - Ural worker
for a hundred lives Error
But the official version is far from the truth. According to some reports, the perpetrator of the incident is laboratory Nikolai Chernyshev, who had forgotten to change the attachment filter that prevents release of spores into the environment. As a result, the cloud spread throughout the city. Did the authorities about the danger? Absolutely. April 2 spetsgorodka all the officers were transferred to the barracks. By 5 underwent medical examinations and vaccinations - at that time already a few people from the civilian population died in the hospital with a diagnosis of "pneumonia".
The case of scientists to decide: whether the bacteriological weapon or something else. We knew exactly what the source of infection - a military laboratory and its leadership tried to conceal this fact. Only after they pushed to the wall, experts admitted. It was then that a whole program of disinformation of public opinion in the country and the world was developed. They took control of the e-mail, telephone, the press. And worked with foreign intelligence ... - Sergei Parfenov, "The Death of the tube"
There are other opinions about the terrible tragedy of Sverdlovsk-19. At the moment, epidemiological analysis of the disease indicates that the flash is not typical for the release of the pathogen from one source. First, the centers of most likely had a few, and they were placed artificially, along the river. Secondly, the duration of the epidemic is really too high for accidental release - 69 days is much greater than the incubation period of the disease.
Surprising and another. The radio station "Voice of America" somehow managed to convey the story of an outbreak of anthrax April 5. Moreover, the program's host even made an assumption about the application and development of biological weapons, but how do journalists could get information? After all, even in the Soviet Union the first opening took place only April 10 and only after that pathologists made assumptions about the anthrax ...
According to unofficial sources the death toll reaches three hundred people. Only in May 1980, the Soviet scientific journal published a short note about the individual cases of anthrax in Sverdlovsk. Until now, the status of the incident is still open although in April 1992 came the law of the Russian Federation "On Improving Family Pension citizens deaths due to anthrax in Sverdlovsk in 1979," the official recognition of any leakage martial strains of a secret laboratory or version It has not been made about sabotage.