A new line of sunflower oil on Russian supermarket shelves.
Image credit: Marcel Sardo @marcelsardo
I came across this on twitter – a new line of sunflower oil launched on the Russian market. The labels claim the product is conducive to a long life and has a special flavour.
Perhaps the events in Salisbury are simply a marketing trick. Perhaps some old hacks from the KGB (prominently displayed on the label) have gone into the (sunflower) oil business.
Given the lack of transparency in the investigation and the confusing information we do have, I simply have not been able to make head nor tail of this whole event. None of the conspiracy theories seem at all credible
At this stage, this is the best explanation for the Salisbury poisoning I can find.
If nothing else it shows the Russian people certainly aren’t panicking and have not lost their sense of humour.