Disinfo: America is Taking Hostages in Order to Influence Russian politics


America is taking foreigners as hostages, with the help of the judiciary. Russian pilot Yaroshenko is in American jail without a right to defence. Americans are taking revenge on advocate Natalya Veselnitskaya for exposing the cheater Bill Browder, activist Maria Butina was sent to jail as a Russian collaborator working for a foreign power. They are all held as hostages in order to influence Russian politics.


Russian state media are often using conspiracy theories as a means to apply a pro-Kremlin narrative.

Konstantin Yaroshenko was detained for drug-smuggling. Natalya Veselnitskaya was indicted for obstruction of justice. Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiracy against US. All cases have been handled strictly according to the US legal system.


  • Reported in: Issue 133
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Maria Butina, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli @ Rossya 1 (5:20 - 6:20)
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The West is destabilizing Belarus with the help of Nazis and LGBT

The West is destabilizing Belarus with the help of Nazis and LGBT.


Conspiracy theory, no evidence given.

Consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the moral decay of Europe and the West and attempts to corrupt EU neighbouring countries.

US began a dangerous nuclear experiment in Ukraine

Americans began a dangerous nuclear experiment in Ukraine through the company Westinghouse.

Kiev pretends that US is ready to transfer a technology that could be used to make nuclear weapons in order to raise Poroshenko’s ratings ahead of the elections.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the use of nuclear power in Ukraine and the upcoming presidential elections.

According to Ukrainian media, Westinghouse will provide Ukraine with nuclear fuel production technology for energy purposes.

Belarus survived six attempts of colour revolutions inspired by the West

In 25 years of Lukashenko’s rule the Belarusian state survived not less than six attempts of ‘colour revolutions’ inspired by foreign centres of power with the assistance of local collaborators. All these attempts  failed due to high public support to the national authorities and good job done by Belarus’ law-enforcement agencies.


No evidence presented to prove the multiple 'colour revolution' inspired by foreign entities in Belarus.

The disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood.