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Belarusians and Ukrainians are part of the Russian people

Summary of Disinformation

The Russian people consist of Belarusians, small Russians [Ukrainians] and Great Russians. Common characteristics of the Russian people are a strong sense of justice and search for the truth.

Sputnik Belarus, [53:25 - 53:40]

The "all-Russian nation" is an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians as well as their sovereignty.

Ukraine and Belarus are well-defined nation-states with a long history; both nations preserved language, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for long periods.

Other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets' attempts to question the Ukrainian and Belarusian nations can be seen here, here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 140
Date: 04.03.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
Keywords: Russian world, Ethnic Russians
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus
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