Sputnik vaccine creator Andrey Botikov is discovered strangled to demise

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a race among the many world’s main financial powers to patent vaccines towards the coronavirus.

Sputnik was one in every of them and was created by a gaggle of 18 Russian scientists, together with Andrey Botikov.

In line with stories this Sunday from unbiased Russian media Meduza, the scientist had been discovered murdered in his condominium northeast of Moscow.

Meduza was knowledgeable by a employee on the Moscow Analysis Middle {that a} 29-year-old man broke into Botikov‘s dwelling and strangled him with a belt.

Subsequently, RIA Novosti recognized the physique as belonging to Botikov. The alleged perpetrator pleaded responsible to the homicide beneath the alias Alexei Z.

Who was Andrey Botikov?

The scientist labored on the Gamaleya Nationwide Middle for Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.

Botikov acquired recognition from Russia with a medal ‘for benefit to the motherland’ for serving to to develop the Sputnik vaccine.

The Sputnik vaccine was registered on August 11, 2020. It was criticized by the worldwide group as a result of Russia gave it the inexperienced gentle earlier than the outcomes of the superior stage have been obtainable.

Sputnik is run intramuscularly and doesn’t include any parts of the coronavirus.

The middle the place the scientist labored has but to touch upon the incident.