As reported by official Russian news agency Interfax on March 22, a program to create ethnic bioweapon (biogenetic weapon, or gennoye oruzhie in Russian) based on new physical principles will be developed in Russia till the end 2012, Russian minister of defense Anatoly Serdyukov said.
At the meeting on the implementation of the tasks set in pre-election articles by Russian president elect Vladimir Putin, Mr. Serdykov said the creation of the biogenetic weapon based on new physical principles was envisaged in the tasks for 2011 to 2010. According to Mr. Serdyukov, an appropriate program will be prepared till December 2012 and be implemented during the period following 2020.
According to Wikipedia, an ethnic bioweapon (biogenetic weapon) aims to harm only or primarily persons of specific ethnicities.
Ethnic bioweapons are banned as a type of biological weapons by Geneva Convetion of 1925.
Department of Monitoring