Russia is investigating the murder of a man in the north-west of Moscow. A law enforcement official told TASS that the victim is Andrey Botikov, a senior researcher at the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, who helped create the Sputnik V vaccine.

According to investigators, yesterday in an apartment of a building on Rogova Street in Moscow, a 29-year-old man strangled with a belt the 47-year-old Botikov, owner of the apartment, following a domestic argument that degenerated into a quarrel. Then the murderer would try to escape.

The police have already arrested the young man, accused of the murder: during the interrogation it seems he decided to plead guilty.

According to Meduza, Botikov is the owner of the apartment where the 29-year-old suspect of the murder lived. The scientist had been awarded a medal of merit for helping to develop the anti-covid vaccine Sputnik.