United States  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Novichok is a 'dangerous and sophisticated' Soviet-era nerve agent — here's how it works and why it's so lethal

Business Insider Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Novichok is a 'dangerous and sophisticated' Soviet-era nerve agent — here's how it works and why it's so lethal· *Chemical weapons called nerve agents were likely used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia.*
· *UK authorities identified the nerve agent as a Novichok, a class of chemicals that means "newcomer" in Russian.*
· *Novichok nerve agents were developed by the Soviet Union and...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: Euronews English - Published < > Embed
News video: Nerve agent creator &amp; Soviet weapons whistleblower warns Novichok kills

▶ Nerve agent creator &amp; Soviet weapons whistleblower warns Novichok kills 01:03

The Novichok nerve agent has everyone worried, but just how dangerous is it? One of its developers is Russian scientist Vil Mirzayanov, now living in Princeton, and he warns it is appalling. "It is the same as nerve gas but ten times, at least ten times more powerful. There's no cure. It's very nasty...

Recent related videos from verified sources

One Year Since The Poisoning Of Sergei Skripal [Video]One Year Since The Poisoning Of Sergei Skripal

On 4 March 2018, former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. Two Russian nationals, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, were..

Credit: HuffPost UK STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

New Russian board game mocks Salisbury Novichok nerve agent attack [Video]New Russian board game mocks Salisbury Novichok nerve agent attack

New Russian board game mocks Salisbury Novichok nerve agent attack

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:45Published

You Might Like


Other recent news in Technology

Apple's next iPhones could have a feature that charges the APPLE WATCH, new AirPods, and even other iPhonesSHAZAM! finally lets DC superheroes be joyous fun
News24.com | Mozambicans start picking up broken pieces after CYCLONE IDAI devastationIPL 2019: How to watch Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians live online on HOTSTAR, Reliance JioTV
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.