Disinfo: America has a choice between racism and anarchy. NY governor did nothing to stop the crime


America has a choice between racism and anarchy. It is interesting that the protests caused by the death of George Floyd covered most American states but the centres of unrest with violence and looting are mainly in the states under the Democratic Party. These are the lands where Trump has not the slightest chance of winning.The most striking example is New York where Governor Andrew Cuomo does nothing to stop the crimes because, according to him, the looters have mingled with protesters.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the protests in the US caused by the death of George Floyd are in the interests of some in the US.

The claim that Democrat leaders did nothing to prevent crime from being committed, is not true. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York and a member of the Democratic Party, has criticised attorneys for not charging crimes appropriately as well as criticising Mayor Bill de Blasio for not deploying enough police officers to stop looting.

Pro-Kremlin media have been exploiting the US crisis to push various disinformation narratives, such as the riots being staged by the Democratic Party or to portray it as the Deep State’s attempt to create an “American Maidan". 

Protests in the US against police brutality and institutional racism broke out in different states sparked by the death of George Floyd.



  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Democratic Party (US), Protest


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The US is on the verge of civil war. This is a political game to prevent Trump from being re-elected.

What we are witnessing in the United States is a political game on the verge of a civil war in order to prevent Trump from being re-elected in November. The organisers of this campaign are not thinking that the fate of the United States is at stake.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on George Floyd's death and protests against police brutality. Also consistent with the narrative that the protests are staged by the US Democratic Party ahead of the presidential elections.

Protests in the US against police brutality and institutional racism broke out in different states sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Soros financing violent protests in the US. Georgia should ban the Open Society Foundation

George Soros has been financing Antifa and violent protests in the US. If Georgia does not want US events to happen in Georgia, in the country, they should ban Open Society Foundation in time.


Recurring conspiracy theory on George Soros controlling the processes and organising colour revolutions worldwide.

Politifact and Snopes have refuted conspiracies claiming that George Soros has been financing protests after George Floyd's death. The New York Times also reported on online misinformation on George Floyd's death, saying that conspiracy theorists blamed Soros for funding protests against police brutality.

Protesters in the US are doing the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine

[The protests in the US are] the same what Nazis are doing in Ukraine, and they talk the same: “listen, they are only expressing their patriotic opinion”. God forbid there’s blood…

Who are Nazis here [in the US]?

Clearly those who started it, the Afro-Americans. Clearly negroes who are doing hell knows what.


An attempt to denigrate the racial justice protests in the US using the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine.

Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have consistently tried to frame the 2013-14 Ukrainian revolution as a coup d'etat, and Ukrainian politics as dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology. See previous disinformation narratives alleging that the 2014 Ukraine coup was orchestrated by neo-Nazis and that the Nazis took over Ukraine with a coup.