Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: Well, from the literature we know that in Stalingrad there was an outbreak among the German troops--when
there was contact with the defensive li... defensive lines, Soviet and German troops--among the German troo... troops, there was an outbr... there was a tularemia outbreak which then spread to the offensive Soviet units and so the German troops were affected, as were local people living there, and the Soviet troops who were advancing. But given that tularemia is... well, you could say, not all that effective... a disease from the standpoint of...
a pathogen from the standpoint of use as a biological weapon, that outbreak was prevented... halted. Nonetheless, the fact is that it has been recorded in the literature... that the use of biological weapons... can result in the infection of one's own adversaries... one's own troops, along with the adversary, one's own civilian population and so forth. So, basically, there was such an incident. It has been described in the literature.
Interviewer: And where did the biological weapons used there come from?
Lepeshkin: That I don't know. Couldn't tell you.