Belarusians will be taught to fear Russia

Summary

Belarusians will be taught to fear Russia. West will help Minsk, Kyiv and Chisinau to handle pro-Russian sentiments, according to a Chatham House report.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Russophobia.

The Chatham House report "Civil Society Under Russia’s Threat: Building Resilience in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova" informs that the EU’s Eastern Partnership group of countries is "highly exposed to various threats emanating from Russia". Regarding strengthening of the Belarus' civil society, the report suggests an "affirmative action in support of Belarusian culture and language".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 126
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, EU, Belarus
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Russophobia
  • Outlet: Utro.ru
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Disproof

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Disproof

No evidence given.

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