This is an example of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation that seeks to discredit high-profile individuals in the West who are strongly critical of the Kremlin’s domestic and foreign policies.
Pro-Kremlin disinformation has often targeted Bernard-Henry Lévy in recent years because of his highly critical views of the Putin regime, and his endorsement of popular protests against authoritarian governments in various parts of the world including in the former Soviet Union. For example, he was present in Kyiv during the Euromaidan protests.
Lévy has been accused by pro-Kremlin outlets of being an “ideologist of the liberal world order” who has plotted to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya, trained the Islamist opposition in Libya and the protesters in Maidan, and incited a war in Syria. For more details, read here our analysis titled "The Kremlin and the Philosopher's moan".
Lévy has also been accused of being behind the protests in Belarus and supervising Tsikhanouskaya’s team. He has been depicted as an “agent of the Western neo-liberal agenda involved in regime-change efforts in Belarus.
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