Disinfo: 1968 Prague Spring was orchestrated and not a democratic movement


Prague is lying about the real reasons behind the events of 1968. It was not a democratic protest. It was a political action orchestrated by Western intelligence services to split the Warsaw Pact and use Czechoslovakia to reach the borders of Soviet Ukraine and to disrupt a major gas deal between the USSR, France, and Italy. NATO feared that in the conditions of the Cold War, Paris and Rome would refuse to fight with the Soviet Union because they receive cheap gas from it.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about peaceful, democratic protests and the history of the Czech Republic. This article is an attempt of historical revisionism that aims to improve the reputation of the Soviet Union and to paint a picture of historically aggressive Western stance.

Prague Spring was a brief period of liberalisation in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968. On January 5, 1968, the new first secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party Alexander Dubcek initiated a series of democratic reforms. He granted the press greater freedom of expression, rehabilitated victims of political purges, revised the constitution to guarantee civil rights and liberties, and promulgated autonomy for Slovakia. By June, the people were calling for more rapid and substantial reforms.

However, the Soviet Union feared that these reforms would lead to the destabilisation of the communist regimes in Central Europe. On August 20, the Soviet forces together with some Warsaw Pact allies invaded Czechoslovakia. This violent attack killed and wounded hundreds and the reforms were swiftly curtailed.

See similar disinformation cases on historical revisionism: Czech authorities engage in pro-Nazi historical revisionism; Poland spreads monstrous lies about the Soviet liberation of this country; the world has forgotten about the Holocaust; throughout its history, Russia has never attacked anyone.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/02/2023
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Czech Republic
  • Keywords: USSR, Coup, Historical revisionism
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Disinfo: Western hybrid war against Russia aims to turn it into a rogue state

The purpose of the Western hybrid war against Russia is to turn it into a rogue state.

Today, the United States and its satellites are waging a complex hybrid war against us, which they have been preparing for many years, using Ukrainian radicals as a means of attack.

The goal of the West in a hybrid war is not only to defeat Russia on the battlefield but also to destroy its economy, as well as delimit the country with a “cordon sanitaire”.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing the West of anti-Russian policies, aggressive Russophobia and allegedly belligerent and hostile agenda to destroy, ruin Russia, aiming to portray Russia as a victim and deflect any responsibility for Moscow’s illicit actions. See also Russian Myths: no.5 Encirclement.

The US and the West support Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia’s unjustified invasion.

Disinfo: Sanctions are part of the hybrid war against Russia.

Sanctions are part of the hybrid economic, cultural, political and military war against Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about an aggressive West destabilising Russia, being directly involved in Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine on the Ukrainian side, aiming to portray Russia as a victim and deflect any responsibility for Moscow’s illicit actions in Ukraine.

Sanctions are a key tool of EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy.

Disinfo: Kyiv, the US and Europe prepare a media provocation to turn the world against Russia

Representatives of Kyiv, with the support of the EU and others, plan to present ''strong evidence” to the international community that between February and April 2022 Russian military operations caused “radioactive contamination of important lands in Ukraine” at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and others.

The main goal is to exert political pressure on countries that do not support Western sanctions against Russia to ensure their "correct" vote in the United Nations to support the "Kyiv peace plan", [...] to carry out the illegal seizure of Russian assets abroad to "support Ukraine" and create an "international court".


This is an unsubstantiated claim by pro-Kremlin outlets made in the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, accusing the collective West of manipulating the facts of the full-scale invasion to undermine support for the Ukrainian peace plan, to destroy backing of sanctions on Russia and prevent the setting up an of international court for war crimes.

No such revelations took place before the emergency session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) which took place on 22 February 2023.