Disinfo: Biden has lethal illness which is kept away from the public


US President Joe Biden is terminally ill, most probably with Alzheimer's disease or some brain issues. The truth is kept from the public and the US is run by a secret group.


Recurrent and unfounded disinformation narrative spread by pro-Kremlin media outlets.

The case exploits recent news about the US President who, during a flight trip across the country, fell up the stairs when boarding the plane. The White House released a statement shortly afterwards, confirming that Joe Biden was not injured.

In addition, the White House also released a medical assessment from the US President's physician who said that Biden was “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.” There is no evidence to suggest that Biden suffers from Alzheimer's or "brain issues."

Diminishing the health of US politicians is a recurring feature of pro-Kremlin disinformation. According to a 2020 September bulletin of the US Department of Homeland Security titled “Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Election”, pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets spread “allegations about the poor mental health" of Joe Biden.

Conspiratorial claims about a secret group - often called a "Deep State" - running the US and the world are also repeated elements in pro-Kremlin media. This narrative aims to question the legitimacy of democracy and Western institutions. No evidence is presented to back up these claims. What is more, no reputable political scientists or researchers confirm the existence of what is claimed to be a "Deep State" in the United States.

Narratives mentioning the US President are recurring in pro-Kremlin disinformation. Explore them here.


  • Reported in: Issue 238
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Hungarian, Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Joe Biden
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Disinfo: Poland and Lithuania are directly supervising the coup in Belarus

Homeowner Svitlana Tsihanouskaya, who sees herself as the winner of last year's presidential election in Belarus, said it is becoming increasingly difficult to carry out a coup in the country.

As [...] reported, the pro-Western opposition in Belarus has been trying to run a revolutionary scenario in the country since last year. The coup plotters are supported by Western countries. Poland and Lithuania are directly supervising the coup.

The reason for this venturous plan was the presidential election. Alexander Lukashenko won it, but both the European Union and the USA refused to recognise the results of the vote.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to organise a coup or colour revolution in Belarus.

The protests in Belarus erupted to contest the results of the presidential election on the 9th of August 2020, which were not monitored by independent experts, and are largely considered fraudulent by both international observers and a big part of the Belarusian society. On 19 August 2020, the European Council called Belarusian elections neither free nor fair.

Disinfo: The West aims to intensify its campaign against the Sputnik V vaccine

The West has been waging for months a campaign against the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V. A Kremlin source revealed that, according to data of the Russian intelligence services, the US and its allies aim to launch a massive media campaign against the vaccine.


Recurring disinformation narratives about an ongoing campaign of the West to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine and the promotion of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

The claim that the West has financed and promoted campaigns to discredit the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is not supported by factual evidence. Early remarks about Sputnik V was motivated by widespread concerns that the approval was premature, since, at the time, the vaccine had not even started phase III trials, nor had any results on the earlier stage trials been published. The WHO expressed concerns about the preternatural registration of vaccine. After the results of phase I and II trials were published in The Lancet in September 2020, a group of international experts analysed them and expressed concerns about statistical anomalies.

Disinfo: People who refuse the coronavirus vaccine may have to be isolated, Merkel said

The introduction of “Covid passports” which register the tests that you did is a way of making a selection among people. This may also turn vaccination from voluntary to mandatory, and we heard Angela Merkel saying that if some people refuse to get vaccinated maybe it will be necessary to adopt measures or to isolate them socially, which is something very serious.


This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign about the Covid-19 and vaccination.

The claim is deliberately misleading. The actual words of Chancellor Angela Merkel were: