Statement on Lugar Center (October 6)
We’ve seen those reports in Russian media. They’re nonsense and typical of Russian misinformation and propaganda campaigns.
I note that Georgia, with German support, has organized an international “peer review compliance exercise” of the Lugar Center to be conducted in November. The Russians have declined to participate.
For further inquiries into the Lugar Center’s actual mission or more information on the “peer review compliance exercise”, I would refer you to the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research in Tbilisi; I’m sure they would be happy to discuss the good work they do there.