DISINFO: Clashes in Nagorno Karabakh are part of an Anaconda Ring plan against Russia
  • Outlet: es.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 09, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 215
  • Countries / regions discussed: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia
Encircling Russia Nagorno-Karabakh

DISINFO: Clashes in Nagorno Karabakh are part of an Anaconda Ring plan against Russia


The events in Nagorno Karabakh are not only a confrontation between Azerbaijan and Armenia, but a war unleashed against Russia. The bloody massacre in Transcaucasia is part of a unified plan to surround Russia with a burning arc of conflicts in all post-Soviet space. The “Anaconda Ring” is narrowing around Russia.


Conspiracy theory framing Russia as the ultimate target of international events, based in a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russia being encircled through a so-called “Anaconda plan. There is no evidence that 2020 military confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan was aimed against Russia. See other examples in our database, such as claims the escalation in the Caucasus is directed against Russia, because someone wants to divert Moscow’s attention from Belarus and Syria; that the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh is a cover up operation, as was the 1956 Hungarian Revolution; that Ukraine is sending weapons and nationalist fighters to this war theatre; that the US embassy in Armenia is a mini-Pentagon escalating tension in the region and the Middle East; or that the US is encircling Russia with biological labs for a future attack and is ready to carry out a false flag operation in Alaska to blame Russia. Edit 20 October 2020: Unprecise wording removed.


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