Not your average household cleaner: Russian town plans new ‘Novichok’ brand of products - household air cleaner
In an interview with RIA Novosti, Andrei tatariov said: "I have ordered the town government to resolve the copyright of the word" novichok "as the brand name of a series of household cleaning products
He also said it would help to attract investors to the town and took the opportunity to thank the British media for promoting Shikhany and future products.
"No one knew us before they started this promotion," Tatarinov noted . ".
The official is referring to reports from British media after former double-agent Sergei scripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned in Salisbury.
British journalists say Shikhany is home to a secret military facility that allegedly produces Novichok-or "newcomer"-nerve agents allegedly used in the attack.
Russia denies any role in the incident.
In addition, Russian officials have repeatedly pointed out that London is not willing to share any details of the investigation with Russian experts, nor is it willing to conduct a transparent investigation into the case.
Tata Lenov also said his town was experiencing an unprecedented influx of journalists due to the scandal.
"The mass media just attacked us.
There are reporters in newspapers and TV channels.
But we are not very talkative people, and we have nothing to say but the fact that there is no such thing as Novichok in our town, "he said.
On Friday, Russian Copyright Agency Rospatent said it had received five applications to register the Novichok brand name for alcoholic drinks and soft drinks as well as perfumes. In mid-
On April, a farmer in the Russian city of Ulyanovsk showed his Novichok brand sunflower oil at a regional agricultural fair.
The bottle picture marked Novichok soon became popular on Russian social networks.