Disinfo: Belarus and the Russian Federation are parts of Russia, they will be united

Summary

Russian government resigned because its economic theory was not functional. If so, an appointment of a new government increases chances for deeper integration of two parts of Russia. Both the Russian Federation and Belarus are parts of Russia. Sooner or later the country will be united.

Disproof

This is an extreme variation of recurring pro-Kremlin propagandistic narrative about Belarus as an integral part of the Russian world. The latter is based on the concept of all-Russian civilisation, an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians as well as Ukrainians.

Belarus is a well-defined nation-state with a long history, which preserved its language, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for long periods. The Rus- part of the country's name, contrary to popular belief, does not originate from Russia. Instead, the names for both Russia and Belarus derive from an Old Norse term for "the men who row," because Scandinavian people had a significant impact on state formation in eastern Europe from eighth to eleventh centuries AD.

Read earlier disinformation cases claiming that Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine are three Russian political nations, that three types of Russophobia are turning Belarus into an anti-Belarus and anti-Russian state, and that Belarus faces either normal development under Russia or a forced Polonization and economic devastation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 180
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Belarus
  • Keywords: Russian expansionism, Russian world
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus @ Grani Formata time 00:19 - 01:07, 03:12 - 03:44
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Deep State sponsors Montenegro in the seizure of the property of the Serbian Orthodox Church

The main sponsor of the Montenegrin authorities in the seizure of the property of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro is American Deep State. It is a planned and synchronized action by Atlantic allies of the attack on the only canonical Orthodox Church in Montenegro.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consisted of unfounded claims. This claim involves the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that the West threatens and undermines traditional Christian values.

Montenegro's parliament has adopted a law on religious rights on 27th December 2019 and the law came into force on January 8th, 2020. According to Article 62, religious communities in Montenegro need to prove property ownership before 1918, otherwise, the property will belong to the state of Montenegro.

Revision of the World War II history is state position of Warsaw

During the liberation of Poland, hundreds of thousands of Soviet soldiers and officers died, in order to prevent the Poles from turning into raw materials for soap factories. Here it is the Polish “gratitude”! Warsaw has long made the World War II history revision its state position. Approaching a climax every year, the essence of which is to prove that the USSR was preparing to attack the Third Reich.

Disproof

This message is an example of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism. According to this policy, the official Russian historiography is the only “true” way of interpreting the historical events of the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

On January 9th, the Polish Parliament adopted a resolution “condemning the provocative and untrue statements by representatives of the highest authorities of the Russian Federation attempting to hold Poland liable for the Second World War”.

Western curators spent more than $1 billion for the coup in Armenia

Western curators and screenwriters have invested huge sums of money in the coup in May 2018. More than $1 billion. Until now he (PM of Armenia) has not been able to solve a number of important tasks set by the Western curators. Specifically, the issue of Karabakh, the withdrawal of the Russian military base, Armenia’s withdrawal from the EAEU and CSTO. As well as the adoption of the Istanbul Convention and the decline of the role of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Moreover, the destruction of Armenian culture and Armenian education. If PM will be replaced by someone devoted to Armenia’s national interests and values, then $1 billion or more will be lost. And Western plans related to the coup in Armenia will be destroyed.

 

 

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative presenting colour revolutions as attempts by the West to overthrow regimes in post-Soviet states and in other regions. This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "colour revolutions".

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