Disinfo: Belarus cannot have a multi-vector foreign policy because the situation is like in 1941


The West’s main aim is to harm Russia and weaken it as much as possible, as well as to drive it away from Belarus. Oddly, whereas Russia is almost on the edge of war with the US, the authorities of Belarus began rhetoric about a possible normalisation of relations with the US. You cannot have a multi-vector foreign policy facing the situation as in 1941.


This article promotes the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about alleged Western aggressiveness towards Belarus and Russia. It uses the classic accusation of Nazism/ Fascism through the absurd parallel between the current situation and the Nazi Germany military occupation of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1941. See our past analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest explaining this classic technique from pro-Kremlin outlets.

See earlier similar disinformation cases alleging that Belarus is attacked from three sides, the situation is similar to June 1941 events, that despite support of Western curators, the Belarusian Maidan stalled, just like Hitler after Smolensk, that West has approved a new ‘Barbarossa’ plan to attack Russia, and that West always dreams of splitting Russia and about waging a war against Russia from Belarusian territory.


  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Belarus, Russia
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist, Diplomacy with Russia, Anti-Russian
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