Kirill Dmitriev, director of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), denied accusations of attempting to steal information about the British COVID-19 vaccine. He explained such attacks by foreign special services with a desire to tarnish the reputation of the Russian vaccine.
Earlier the intelligence services of Great Britain, Canada and the United States announced a number of hacker attacks on international research centers. Their goal was, ostensibly, to steal data on the vaccine developments in Great Britain.
In response, Dmitriev reminded that it makes no sense to Russian hackers to steal the British vaccine, since the technology for its manufacture has already been transferred by the Anglo-Swedish company AstraZeneca to R-Pharm for development in Russia.
“I think this whole story is an attempt to tarnish the reputation of the Russian vaccine by some people who fear its success. Because the Russian vaccine could potentially be the first on the market and could potentially be the most effective of all,” the head of the fund said.
We will not now look for someone to blame for this situation – this is the business of the competent authorities. We just want to draw attention to the fact that representatives of international corporations continue their eternal economic struggle even in the face of a large-scale threat to humanity.
Instead of really joining forces to develop and produce a vaccine for humanity, capitalist tycoons in the old-fashioned way try to trip each other up and grab more from the common pie.
And it really doesn’t matter who is the villain and who is the victim. Whichever of the bourgeois powers defended their innocence in the end, the losers will be society, ordinary inhabitants of the planet. It is they who will pay with their lives for the delays in the creation of the medicine associated with the irrepressible appetites of international capital.