By Edzard Ernst
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This amazing memoir via a number one Russian scientist who labored for many years on the nerve middle of the top-secret "Biopreparat" bargains a chilling inspect the organic guns software of the previous Soviet Union, vestiges of which nonetheless exist at the present time within the Russian Federal Republic. Igor Domaradskij calls himself an "inconvenient man": a committed scientist yet a nonconformist who used to be usually in clash with executive and armed forces apparatchiks.
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