Disinfo: After the collapse of the USSR, NATO planned to divide…


After the collapse of the USSR, NATO planned to divide Russia into small parts diminishing the state to the size of the medieval Moscow principality.


No evidence given. The end of the Cold War was a victory for the people of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and opened the way to overcoming the division of Europe. At pathbreaking Summit meetings in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia played its part in building a new, inclusive European security architecture, including the Charter of Paris, the establishment of the OSCE, the creation of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, and the NATO-Russia Founding Act. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO reached out to Russia with a series of partnership initiatives, culminating in the foundation of the NATO-Russia Council in 2002. No other country has had such a privileged relationship with NATO. bit.ly/21G4hHE,


  • Reported in: Issue 74
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: USSR, Russia
  • Keywords: NATO
  • Outlet: Sputnik


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