Bloomberg changed the title of the article about the deaths from the coronavirus in Russia after criticism from the Russian foreign Ministry.

Material called “Experts want to know why the coronavirus killed more Russian,” which caused indignation of official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

On his page in Facebook diplomat noted that against Russia deployed the company of disinformation. Thus, for example, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accuses Moscow of wanting to change the world order.

on 16 may, the article title changed to “Experts wonder about the Russian data on mortality from COVID-19”.

In the article, the reporters questioned the statistics about mortality due coronavirus in Russia.

it was Noted that although the number of cases COVID-19 in Russia — one of the largest in the world, the mortality rate does not exceed 1%, while in the UK or France this figure reaches 12 to 14%.

related articles have been published in other Western publications.

Russia has demanded from The Financial Times and The New York Times refuting the allegations of manipulation with statistics in the Russian Federation. The newspaper cited as evidence data for Moscow, where in April, died on 2 thousand more than a year earlier.

Experts have called such a comparison is incorrect.

the Ministry of health indicated that even in the presence of the coronavirus infection causes of death may be others.

According to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, the mortality rate in the country is 7.5 times lower than in the world.

as of may 16, in Russia revealed more than 272 thousand cases COVID-19, has recovered in excess of 63.1 thousand people, died about 2.5 thousand.