OREANDA-NEWS. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that he had no information about the development in Russia of a program that would allow the "implantation of chips" into the human brain.

Earlier, Kommersant reported that Russia is developing the program "Brain, Health, Intelligence, Innovation for 2021-2029", within which it is planned to implant chips in the human brain. It is noted that the document was developed by the Russian Academy of Sciences jointly with Moscow State University and allegedly approved by President Vladimir Putin.

"No, you know, I do not have such data, so I can neither confirm nor deny it. I have not seen (such a document), I simply do not have such information," Peskov told reporters such a document is really approved by the president and is there any more information about this chipping program.

Earlier on June 22, the media reported that the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University. Lomonosov, a new technical program was developed to create a technology for implanting microchips into the human brain. According to media reports, President Vladimir Putin approved the project and instructed government members to start implementing it. The program is expected to cost 54 billion rubles. Elon Musk's startup Neuralink will compete with it.