There seems to be a growing consensus that Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum is not a force for good. In fact, there is increasing evidence that Schwab and his charges are associated with a lot of misery and general calamity around the world.
Much has been written about the Great Reset and the fourth industrial revolution – and how these utopian visions relate to the global adoption of COVID vaccines and other “public health” measures. With a few exceptions, Russia and its flagship vaccine Sputnik V are never mentioned when discussing these issues.
This is surprising, because of all the vaccines on the market, Sputnik V has probably the most obvious direct connection to the WEF and its mission.
Let’s take a quick look at the key players behind Russia’s much-publicized vaccination, and see if we can find a common theme.
Herman Gref (Hermann Gräf), CEO, Sberbank
Herman Gref (or, if you prefer to speak to him in his native German, Hermann Graef) is the CEO of Sberbank, Russia’s largest credit institution. The bank, majority-owned by the Russian government, was renamed “Sber” in September 2020 and now offers a “universe of services” including facial recognition and “temperature control systems” that will be installed in Russian schools.
Sberbank has been a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum since 2008. In 2009 Gref became a member of the WEF International Business Council. Two years later he was elected to the WEF Board of Trustees.
Sberbank played a key role in the creation of Sputnik V, which was developed and registered in a record-breaking six months. According to Gref, his company was “involved in the development of a vaccine” – which later became Russia’s flagship COVID vaccine – and helped “ensure technology transfer to manufacturing facilities.”
A subsidiary of Sberbank founded in May 2020 received sole control over the delivery of the Sputnik-V batches to the Russian regions. The company shipped the first 9 million doses of the vaccine before handing over the supply and delivery logistics to the state-owned conglomerate Rostec in March of this year.
Gref himself was one of the first people in the world to be injected with the vaccine. The head of Russia’s largest bank claims he received the vaccination sometime in April 2020 – which means he was likely part of the controversial “informal experiments” in which scientists at the Gamaleya Center injected themselves and family members with the experimental drug. The “formal” Phase I testing began two months later, on June 18.
From developing QR code-based payment systems to promoting climate change, Gref is probably Schwab’s most ardent supporter in Russia. His close involvement in the development and introduction of Sputnik V is of course pure coincidence.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund
Kirill Dmitriev heads the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Established in 2011, RDIF is a government-run mutual fund that acts as a “catalyst for direct investment in Russia”. Dmitriev’s fund is the main financier of Sputnik V. He was commissioned by the Russian government to organize the production of the vaccine and commercialize it in foreign markets.
Coincidentally, Dmitriev is a star of the World Economic Forum: The Harvard-trained ex-Goldman Sachs banker was named a “Young Global Leader” by the WEF in 2009.
For the English-speaking world, Dmitriev has become the face of Sputnik V: He has made numerous appearances on American news channels promoting Russia’s vaccine. He is also known for creating opinion pieces that are riddled with blatant and easily refutable lies.
Not only is Dmitriev a supporter of Sputnik V: he’s also a huge supporter of big pharma vaccinations, advocating combining the Russian vaccine with doses from Pfizer and Moderna.
For example, Argentina began giving AstraZeneca and Moderna syringes to people who had received the first dose of Sputnik-V in August. The Argentine government said it was mixing the drugs due to supply shortages, but Dmitriev insisted it was planned from the start.
“We suggested it, we always wanted to do a combination,” said the RDIF boss at the time. “Sputnik is the first combined vaccine, the first mix and match, which consists of two different vaccinations. We have said from the beginning that two different vaccinations work better than two identical vaccinations ”.
Even before the birth of Sputnik V, Dmitriev was something of a favorite of the West. In January 2019, while appearing on CNBC, he argued that Washington’s sanctions against Moscow were “damaging the liberal agenda” in Russia and “making more conservative people in Russia stronger” – which he apparently disapproved of.
Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister, Russian Federation
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reportedly issued a “secret order” in December 2020 designating Hermann Gref’s Sberbank subsidiary as the sole supplier of Sputnik V to the Russian regions.
Mishustin appears to be a tireless advocate of the World Economic Forum’s vision for the world. In October he gave the go-ahead for the establishment of a center for the fourth industrial revolution in Moscow.
The Russian prime minister believes that AI, robotics and transhumanist technologies will catch on quickly and is already talking of the beginning of the fifth industrial revolution.
In July 2020, Mishustin attended the World Economic Forum’s Cyber Polygon event (co-hosted with Sberbank), which discussed issues related to the digitization of the world economy.
A harmless business-related brainstorming session? Perhaps. As you may recall, Schwab has repeatedly warned that COVID-19 will be followed by a “cyber pandemic” that will make the current pandemic look as harmless as a large number of positive PCR tests … wait …
Vladimir Putin, President, Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin and Klaus Schwab have known each other for a long time.
In January of this year, Putin gave a (virtual) keynote address at the World Economic Forum. The topic of the forum in January 2021: “The Great Reset”.
Putin began his speech with a warm “Dear Klaus” and recalled how he met Mr. Schwab for the first time in 1992 and has since then regularly attended events organized by the visionary of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Putin used his speech to urge “the extent of the [COVID-]Tests and Vaccinations ”across the world – actions that have led to global medical apartheid.
Based on the views of Western heads of state and government, Putin also argued that the world economy must be rebuilt from the ground up by the central banks:
The key question today is how to put in place a program of action to not only quickly restore the global and national economies affected by the pandemic, but also to ensure that this recovery is sustainable over the long term, relies on a high quality structure, and contributes to the Burden of overcoming social imbalances. It is clear that, given the above constraints and macroeconomic policies, economic growth will largely depend on fiscal stimulus, with government budgets and central banks playing a key role.
The Russian President has repeatedly stated that vaccination should be voluntary, but his personal opinion has not affected actual policies. In all 85 regions of Russia there are now regulations that require certain population groups to be vaccinated.
On December 17, Putin spoke out in favor of a nationwide QR code law – one of the most unpopular laws in recent Russian history. The introduction of digital health cards would basically mean compulsory vaccination for those who want to participate in the most mundane activities in life.
At the end of November, after the Ministry of Health “Sputnik-M” approved Russia’s COVID vaccination for 12 to 17-year-olds, Putin suggested that the authorities “think about” vaccinating children from the age of two. How many two year olds died of COVID in Russia? (Trick question: the Russian government does not provide any information on COVID-related deaths by age group. In fact, the Russian government refuses to publish a lot of extremely important COVID-related data, including statistics on post-vaccination side effects. Why?)
Maybe it’s time to rethink?
In October, RT.com published a provocative opinion piece calling the Great Reset a “cartoon phantom” that empowers the global elite.
The article lists various heads of state and government – including Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel – as devout supporters of Schwab. Russia is nowhere mentioned.
The irony, of course, is that Sputnik V is practically the official vaccine of the WEF – and the Russian government, which is one of Schwab’s biggest supporters.