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Cablegate: Russian Distribution of Pandemic Influenza Assistance

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PP RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA
RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHMO #1867 1131235
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231235Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9625
RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC 4762
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHTA/AMEMBASSY ASTANA 0095
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 0782
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 4221
RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI 1512
RUEHPF/AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH 0396
RUEHUM/AMEMBASSY ULAANBAATAR 0267
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RUEHPH/CDC ATLANTA GA
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHDC
RHEFAFM/DIRAFMIC FT DETRICK MD//MA-1//
RHMFIUU/DTRA ALEX WASHINGTON DC//CT//
RHEFSNG/HMSNG WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001867

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR G/AIAG/MARGARET JONES
STATE ALSO FOR EUR/RUS, EB/TPP/ATP, EB/TPP/BTA, OES/STC
USDA FOR OSEC/DAN CAINE, FAS FOR OSTA/MACKE,
- WRIGHT, LEIER, ROSENBLUM; OCRA/THOMAS,
- FLEMINGS; OA/PATRICK CLERKIN
HHS FOR SAWYER, STEIGER
FAS PASS FSIS AND APHIS
SECDEF FOR OSD
VIENNA PASS APHIS/TANAKA, BRUSSELS PASS
- APHIS/FERNANDEZ
USDOC 3150/DAVID FULTON/MOLLY COSTA/ITA/CS/OIO/EUR
GENEVA PASS HEALTH ATTACHE
DEPARTMENT PASS USAID FOR GH/RCS/EE/ROSENBERG
CDC ATLANTA PASS SEPRL FOR DAVID SUAREZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO KFLU KSTH KPAO SENV RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIAN DISTRIBUTION OF PANDEMIC INFLUENZA ASSISTANCE

REFS: A. STATE 49676

B. MOSCOW 1318

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY.

(SBU) Per Ref A request, contacts at the International Department of
the Ministry of Health and Social Development have told us their
ministry would be in charge of the distribution of pandemic
influenza assistance in the case of a human pandemic. Russia has
not yet adopted a comprehensive avian and pandemic influenza
preparedness plan. A draft plan is being reviewed by WHO, but needs
further refinement (Ref B). The draft mentions the general need to
coordinate and collaborate with WHO, but does not discuss who would
distribute assistance.

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