Andrey Gennadievich Botikov is a senior researcher-virologist at the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia.
He has a page on Instagram.
Andrey Botikov is 48 years old.
He is one of the developers of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.
He is a co-author of a patent for a vaccine.
Received from Vladimir Putin an award for the creation of the drug: the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, II degrees.
Is Andrey Botikov really killed?
On March 3, 2023, the telegram channel Mash reported that Andrey Botikov had been strangled in Moscow.
“The body of a 48-year-old man was found in an apartment on Rogova Street in Moscow’s Shchukino. Strangulation marks, several stab wounds, and abrasions were found on his body. The police detained the suspects. They turned out to be 29-year-old Alexei Zmanovsky and his 18-year-old girlfriend Olga Duboiskaya. Both are from Kaluga, ”the newspaper writes.
According to investigators, Botikov ordered Zmanovsky to provide sex services.
“but when he arrived, the men quarreled over the type and volume of sex services. As a result, the escort killed the scientist and stole their personal belongings. All this time the girl was waiting at the entrance. A criminal case has been initiated under Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Murder”,” the newspaper writes.