Russian virologist Andrey Botikov, one of the 18 scientists who developed the Sputnik V COVID-19 shot, was found dead in his Moscow apartment, according to local reports.
Botikov reportedly died after an altercation with an intruder.
It’s believed the suspect strangled Botikov with a belt during a disagreement.
NEW – Andrey Botikov, one of the creators of the Russian Sputnik V Covid vaccine, was killed in Moscow.https://t.co/J9e2U99IIi
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 3, 2023
COVID vaccine creator found strangled to death in his apartment: report https://t.co/ATgiMdvhI2 pic.twitter.com/skrkDAunkv
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 3, 2023
Andrey Botikov, one of 18 scientists who developed the Sputnik V vaccine at the Gamaleya National Research Center, was identified as the man who had been discovered strangled in his Rogova Street home on March 2, Regnum…