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Belarusians are part of Russian people whereas Polish latin alphabet is used in Minsk metro

Summary of Disinformation

The concept of Russkiy mir, The Russian World, is an all-Russian nationm consisting of Great Russians, Little Russians (Ukrainians), Belarusians and Rusyns. As a result of cultural and information warfare carried by Anglo-Saxons the number of Russian speakers decreased at 50 million people over the last 20 years. Moldova chose a Latin alphabet, Kazakhstan will soon follow the case, while in Belarus a Polish type of Latin alphabet is used in metro and at road signs.

Disproof

The All-Russian nation is an Imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology which at present-time is one pro-Kremlin narratives aimed at weakening national identity of Belarusian and Ukrainians and these countries' sovereignty.

The number of Russian speakers decreased not as a result of actions by external forces but mostly as a consequence of natural decrease of population in the countries where Russian is widely spoken, foremost in Russia. A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on intentional ban of Russian by the west.

Contrary to allegation, Polish type of Latin alphabet is not used in Belarus. Instead, historically Belarusian Latin alphabet or Łacinka incorporates features of the Polish and Czech alphabets. The official standard of Romanization of Belarusian geographical names is based on 2007 Instruction on transliteration of Belarusian geographical names with letters of Latin script and only to limited extent is based on Polish alphabet.

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Reported in: Issue 137
Date: 08.02.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Ukraine, Belarus
Keywords: Russian language, Russian world
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sozh
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