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A weakened global liberal elite stages Russophobic events throughout the world

Summary of Disinformation

The 2019 G20 summit served to confirm that a new global model – where the EU will find itself an outsider – is coming to replace the liberal globalised model. On the eve of the summit, Vladimir Putin rightly stated in his interview to the Financial Times that the liberal idea has become obsolete. A series of Russophobic events in Georgia, Latvia, Ukraine etc. preceding the G20 summit were organised by the global (quasi)liberal ruling class.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia. The message implies that the mighty but weakening global liberal elites stage protests and other anti-Russian events in various countries because of a fundamental dislike of Russia or Russians. This claim casts any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions".

In response to Vladimir Putin's comments about liberalism becoming obsolete, EU President Donald Tusk stated: "I have to say that I strongly disagree with the main argument that liberalism is obsolete. We are here as Europeans also to firmly and univocally defend and promote liberal democracy. Whoever claims that liberal democracy is obsolete, also claims that freedoms are obsolete, that the rule of law is obsolete and that human rights are obsolete. For us in Europe, these are and will remain essential and vibrant values. What I find really obsolete are: authoritarianism, personality cults, the rule of oligarchs. Even if sometimes they may seem effective."

Read more about the concept of big conspiracy, which is often used by pro-Kremlin media to forward an idea of powerful rulers behind the scenes.

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 29.06.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Latvia, Russia, The West, Ukraine, Georgia
Keywords: Euro-scepticism, G20, Anti-Russian, Secret elites / global elites, Russophobia, Vladimir Putin, Conspiracy, Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus
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