Disinfo: All information stuffing in Poland is aimed at creating anti-Russian sentiments

Summary

The topic of the “Russian threat” is artificially constructed by the Polish authorities for internal and external use. Poland launched an active information attack on Russia. In recent months it has intensified. All information dumps in Poland are aimed at creating anti-Russian sentiments. They are Russophobic in nature. Statements about the “Russian threat” periodically come from Western politicians, but most often from the Baltic countries and Poland.

Disproof

An attempt to depict EU member states as anti-Russian and Russophobic, as well as recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the “Russian threat” is made up and used for different internal and external reasons, for example, to encircle and weaken Russia. More generally, this disinformation message is also in line with the current disinformation attack on Poland.

“Russophobia” is a manipulative defensive line, often used by Russian propaganda to reduce any criticism of the Russian state to an irrational intolerance towards the Russian people. Outlets such as RT, Sputnik and Russian national state television use the term to explain away almost any foreign criticism of Kremlin policies.

Read similar disinformation cases claiming that Russophobia is the main export of Lithuania and NATO is closing in on Russia's border, that the US and EU countries are Russophobic, that anti-Russian position helped NATO countries freeze a drift in different directions,  that Russian threat is an invention, Poland wages an information war against Russia, Poland, the Baltic States and Ukraine are infected by Russophobia, and Anti-Russian hysteria gave birth to daemons such as fascism and Banderism.

See also EUvsDisinfo analysis "The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings" here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Baltic states, Poland
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Russophobia, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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