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Russian official repeats allegation that Lugar lab is used for biowarfare

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , |

Rashid Nurgaliev, deputy chief of Russia's Security Council. (Photo by the administration of de facto president of South Ossetia.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Russia has once again accused a medical research facility in the republic of Georgia of launching weaponized bugs into territory under its control. "This is a matter of national security," said deputy chief of [...]

Russia does not rule out ‘military measures’ against Georgia in new threats over Tbilisi biolab

By | October 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Lugar Center in Tbilisi. (NCDC.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Russia launched new threats and accusation against Georgia on Thursday over a US-funded laboratory in Tbilisi, warning that even ‘military measures’ are not ruled out. The move was ostensibly triggered by a former KGB general who served as Georgia's security chief in the 1990s but fled the [...]

Tbilisi’s new biolab to be owned by the NCDC

By | May 10th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The laboratory building lies near the international airport in Tbilisi. TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia has decided to change the ownership of the Richard G Lugar Public Health Research Center in Tbilisi. The liquidation process is to take three months and the center’s property will be handed over to the National Center […]

Senator Richard Lugar gets new lab named after him in Tbilisi

By | August 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The United States will make a significant emphasis on monitoring the election campaign in Georgia, and pay special attention to observing the vote counting process after the election. This is according to a statement by Irakli Alasania, […]

The trouble with American military laboratories

By | April 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The U.S. has been subject to criticism for several covert projects which some claim are in breach of the ban on biological weapons. But there is no reason to suspect that such research would be done at this laboratory in Tbilisi. TBILISI, DFWatch – A new U.S. financed biological laboratory opened in March 2011 near Tbilisi. It will have American military researchers working there. Is it a problem? According to the website of the Central Public Health Reference Laboratory, it “will belong to an international […]

Russian sanitary official concerned about Tbilisi laboratory

By | April 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Russia’s chief sanitary inspector is concerned about the deployment of U.S. military laboratories at former Soviet medical institutions in Ukraine and Georgia. According to NEWSru, a Russian news website owned by Gazprom, Gennady Onishchenko […]

Biological laboratory in Tbilisi to start research soon

By | March 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – American defense officials Tuesday visited Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to talk about a biological research facility which opened near Tbilisi one year ago. The Central Public Health Reference Laboratory is a joint American-Georgian cooperation, […]