Disinfo: A colour revolution was prevented in Belarus 

Summary

A first attack was repelled and an attempt was curbed to implement a Ukrainian scenario in Belarus, that is, a scenario of a colour revolution orchestrated from outside.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Belarus and colour revolutions, and painting the 2013-14 protests in Kyiv as revolution orchestrated by the West.

This narrative claims that protests, disorders and civil uprisings are never manifestations of popular discontent but are “colour revolutions” directed and funded by the West.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election on the 9th of August, which are considered fraudulent by a large part of Belarusian society. 

The European Union has also stated that the elections were neither free nor fair.

Pro-Kremlin media frequently use disinformation narratives about popular protests around the world allegedly incited and funded by the US and other Western states, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states.

See similar cases claiming that the protests in Belarus are a colour revolution conducted according to a Maidan scenario and that the West wants to prepare Maidan in Belarus. 

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There is no approved COVID-19 vaccine except the Russian one, says Reuters

There is no established vaccine for the Coronavirus so far, except for the one that Russia registered last month, Reuters says.

Disproof

This is a deliberate distortion of the original Reuters article, titled “US criticizes WHO's concerns about adopting a COVID19 vaccine without passing trials”.

The article did not point out that the Russian Coronavirus vaccine is “registered”, but rather states that “...there is no established vaccine for the Coronavirus so far, except for the one approved by Russia before it undergoes large-scale trials”.

Germany lies about Navalny’s poisoning, it is a pretext to new sanctions against Russia

Professionals are also not silent. They bluntly say that the clinical picture of poisoning is different, “the Novichok” family, in principle, does not exist, and Berlin stubbornly refuses to cooperate and provide information that would at least somehow verify the statements it made.

In general, the Federal Republic of Germany voiced a lie that was obvious to absolutely everyone, without even bothering to give it the appearance of plausibility.

It raises an important question: why was it done this way? After all, it was possible to act somehow more gracefully. The answer lies on the surface: new sanctions are coming.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Aleksei Navalny's poisoning with multiple repeating claims: that the results of the medical investigation are manipulated, that there is a special operation against Russia to launch new sanctions, and that Germany does not share information with Russia on Navalny's health and investigation results.

On September 2, the government of Germany stated that after a careful investigation it was established that Aleksei Navalny was poisoned by a substance from the Novichok group. The official statement reads:

The Munich agreement started World War II

In Poland, more and more often true (historical) memory and sorrow are replaced by farce. How can one explain the annexation of the Czechoslovak lands by Poland immediately after the “Munich Agreement”, which gave the “green light” to implement the aggressive plans of Nazi Germany?

Disproof

This is a pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative about WWII and the Munich Agreement.

The Munich Agreement (signed 30 September 1938), did indeed permit German annexation of the Sudetenland, in western Czechoslovakia. The policy of appeasement towards Adolf Hitler was heavily criticised in Europe and proved to be a disastrous move. But World War II began in Europe on September 1 1939, after the signature of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, when Hitler attacked Poland. Soviet troops entered the territory on September 17 of the same year. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany on 3 September, creating an anti-Hitler coalition together with the expelled Polish government and other countries.