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Anti-Russian protests in Georgia provoked by the George Soros' Open Society Foundation

Summary of Disinformation

The foundation of the well-known philanthropist George Soros Open Society is to blame for the anti-Russian protests in Georgia.  On 20 June, the organisation openly called on Georgians to protest.  After that, provocations against Russia began in Tbilisi.

Disproof

This is another conspiracy theory followed by the Russian media. Western non-governmental organisations are often targeted by pro-Kremlin disinformation. Propaganda often accuses George Soros of organising anti-Russian protests because of his support for democracy and human rights in dozens of countries around the world.

Protests in Georgia began on the night of 21 June; discontent in Georgia was provoked by the visit of a Russian delegation to Tbilisi to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy. Following this, indignant civilian activists who accused Russia of occupying Georgian territories gathered outside the Georgian parliament. The Soros Open Society Foundation has nothing to do with the protests in Tbilisi.

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Reported in: Issue 157
Date: 05.07.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Georgia
Keywords: Protest, Provocation, George Soros
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT Russian
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