Russia may be behind the Havana syndrome. It has been experimenting with microwaves since the 1980s


A comprehensive report from The Insider server talks about the involvement of agents of the infamous unit 29155, which Western intelligence services and investigative media have previously linked to the downing of flight MH 17, the poisoning of former Russian secret agent Sergei Skripal, and the explosion in Vrbětice.

The Havana syndrome began to be talked about in 2016 in connection with the neurological problems of American diplomats working in the Cuban capital. Problems such as headaches, fatigue, hearing distortion, but also dizziness and nausea have since been reported by diplomats, CIA agents or family members of these persons operating in a number of other countries, including Austria, Colombia or Vietnam.

Russia has previously denied any involvement in these events, and the CIA in 2022 called it unlikely that the Havana syndrome was an attack by another country. According to the findings of the investigators, members of unit 29155 were also in the cities where the Havana syndrome appeared.

Harris flew to Hanoi later due to suspected Havana syndrome


In connection with the Havana syndrome and the possible involvement of Russian intelligence personnel, The Insider mentions so-called acoustic weapons. He said that among his main findings was that high-ranking members of the said GRU had received awards for their contribution to the development of these weapons. The term acoustic weapon is used in Russian military literature to denote a device that can hit the brain of a victim with the help of high-frequency waves, the portal noted.

Secret program Reducer

In this case, the materials talk about so-called non-lethal (i.e. non-lethal) acoustic weapons. Investigators obtained intelligence documents describing a secret Soviet-era program called Reduktor. Begun in 1983 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, it was to study “the use of electromagnetic radiation to influence the behavior and responses of biological objects, including humans.”

In 1988, Reduktor grew into a secret program involving around 300 workers, the vast majority of whom were members of the military. However, attempts to influence laboratory animals to behave in certain ways failed. Some animals died from exposure to thermal radiation, others suffered brain damage. The program was moved to Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union and was supposed to continue to develop.

Another similar research started in Russia in 2010. Under this current program, an “experimental model/prototype” of portable ultrasonic non-lethal weapons was constructed to be mounted on commercial vehicles. The range of this prototype was limited to 10 to 12 meters.

A 2022 CIA report considered a microwave attack as one possible explanation. However, it was not clear how such an attack could be carried out undetected. However, the documents suggest that it is possible.

Dr. David A. Relman, a microbiologist at Stanford University and co-chairman of the expert panel, told The Insider that the Reducer elements described in the papers “are consistent with what we and others have hypothesized, which is why their implications are troubling.” As we stated in the report, the kinds of damage we proposed to cause with special forms of pulsed microwave energy would not necessarily be expected to show up in brain imaging studies. It seems that these documents and their provenance would clearly be worth investigating.’

Microwaves are apparently to blame for the nausea of ​​American diplomats in Cuba


The article is in Czech

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