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A Union state between Belarus and Russia will prevent the countries' colonisation by the US or Europe

Summary of Disinformation

A joint Belarusian-Russia state should have common interests, values, ideals and dreams of the all-Russian world. Then it would effectively withstand external attempts to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations, to discredit the common history and to implement neo-colonial policies. The establishment of a Belarusian-Russian Union with common values and traditions would secure a free and independent future and would prevent Belarus and Russia from becoming a devastated, humiliated colony of American or European projects.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, consistent with repetitive pro-Kremlin narratives about the Western’s anti-Belarus and anti-Russian activities, the West's attempts to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations, and about the West's neocolonial policies. It also contains the concept of an all-Russian world, a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians as well as their sovereignty.

The Treaty on the Creation of a Union State of Russia and Belarus was signed on 8 December 1999. Its intention was to achieve a supranational confederation between the two states. However, thus far, the countries have failed to institute common symbols or a Constitutional act of the Union State, hence Union State common bodies mostly remain on paper. Since late 2018, Russia began putting more pressure on Belarus to proceed with a deeper integration within the 1999 Treaty.

See earlier cases alleging that the West wages an information war against the Union State of Belarus and Russia and that global neo-colonialists conquer indigenous national elites.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 04.06.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Russia, The West, Belarus
Keywords: Union State, Anti-Russian, Imperialism/colonialism, Russian superiority, Conspiracy, Russian world
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus
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