Disinfo: The British are not happy with the outcome of WW2, because they planned to profit from Russian territories


If we recall all the actions of Britain in the 1930s, it is likely that Boris Johnson is not happy with the outcome of the WW2. Because they all planned to profit from Russian territories. Therefore, today they want to revise the history, to show everyone how bad Russia is and how good democrats and liberals are. Historical distortions are an integral part of Western policy.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative without evidence, insisting that Western foreign policy aimed to Russia's collapse in order to have access to Russia"s natural resources.

It is consistent with several recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western Russophobiaaggressive Western anti-Russian activities and belligerent West's attempts to encircle Russia. See earlier conspiracy theories about Western "Great Turan" doctrine aimed at creating a ring of unfriendly states along Russia's southern border and a similar anti-Russian plan for an "Anaconda ring".

See also an earlier cases about alleged Western aggressive actions with the ultimate aim of obtaining access to Russian natural resources

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  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Boris Johnson, West, WWII


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In 1941 Hitler’s Germany together with the EU attacked the Soviet Union

In 1941 attack of the Soviet Union Adolf Hitler was accompanied by multi-national forces, which can be named the European Union. The WWII was a point after which Europe stopped its existence as an independent actor on international stage. Americans not only made a fortune and solved all their domestic problems but also removed annoying competitors, i.e. the satellites of Hitler’s Germany, the so called European Union, and the UK. The UK became a younger US ally if not its client. The only empire in the world remained the US, the Soviet Union cannot be called empire.


This is a manipulative message consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the EU being a Nazi project, aggressive West, and the EU under US control.

The European Union was set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. As of 1950, the European Coal and Steel Community begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. The six founding countries were Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Of these, four countries (all but Italy) were occupied by Nazi Germany by 1941.

International terrorism is the result of a liberal world order

International terrorism is the result of a liberal world order.


No evidence given. This message is a wide-spread conspiracy theory that the United States established many terrorist organizations and that it has full control over global terrorism.

When, in 1988, Al-Qaeda emerged as a network made up of Islamic extremist, Salafist jihadists, it has been immediately designated as a terrorist group by the UN, the EU, the US, Russia and other countries.

Polish authorities are trying to change the way the Poles perceive the WWII events

The historical policy carried out by Polish authorities manipulates the history of Poland during the years of WWII – their main goal is to achieve a radical change in perception of WWII events by the Poles.


This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland and other Western states in the falsification of WWII history and attempts to “wipe out the decisive role of the USSR in victory over Nazi Germany”. At the same time, Russia tries to promote the idea that the USSR did not play any negative role in the events of 1939. See examples referring to the Kremlin’s disinformation on the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact here, here and here.

There is no evidence of substantial difference in perception of the key WWII events between the official Polish historical policy, opinions of mainstream Polish historians and attitudes of a predominant part of the Polish society.