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Belarusians and Russians are one people

Summary of Disinformation

Belarusians and Russians are one people living in different states. And one sees the proof for that practically every day.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative denying the Belarusian statehood and nation. See more cases here.

This is an Imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology which is aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarus. Although Belarusian and Russian people share parts of their history, Belarus is an independent nation-state with a long history. Belarus preserved a different language, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for a long period on its territory.

Other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets' attempts to question the legitimacy of the Belarusian nation can be found here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 160
Date: 18.07.2019
Language: Belarus Russian
Country: Russia, Belarus
Keywords: Russian expansionism, Russian world
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Regnum
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