This is not the only terrible ordeal in the Soviet Union.
It turned out that in 1982 one of the variants of the poison (in the framework of the special program “Folio” created a few substances with the same name) were tested on Soviet serviceman, Vladimir Petrenko. The experiment took place in the town of Shikhany, Saratov region, where, as I suspect, British investigators, and created the substance that had poisoned Sergey and Yulia Skrobala.
His “acquaintance” with the “Newbie” Petrenko described as follows: “Special protective cloth I have tied head – mask covered all except his nose and mouth. I had to stick the face to the transparent window of the camera and breathe on command.”
When turned on the gas, the man stole the breath “like a hit or at times sucked the air out of the lungs.”
Unequivocally say that Petrenko was experiencing exactly “Beginner”, it is impossible, but scientist Vladimir Uglev confirmed that at that time Shihan experienced the poisons of this class. He managed to synthesize one of them.
Interestingly, Petrenko was just one of the many Soviet soldiers that conducted this experiment.