Disinfo: Climate change is pretext to put Russia under the yoke of economic oppression


By creating the climate change hoax, the globalists are eager to extract money from the signatories of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. It goes into trillions of US dollars and it is Russia that has to pay nearly the largest part of this sum. Hence, this is a way to keep Russia under the yoke of economic and financial oppression.



Conspiracy theory, presented without evidence.

Climate change is a scientific fact. Humans are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth's temperature by burning fossil fuels, cutting down rainforests and farming livestock. This adds enormous amounts of greenhouse gases to those naturally occurring in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and global warming. Preventing dangerous consequences of the climate change is the  key priority for the EU. 

The conspiracy theory perpetuates a false claim that Russia has to carry a heavy burden associated with the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In fact, as a transition economy, Russia is not obliged  to make contributions into the Green Climate Fund associated with the Paris Agreement at all. However, it can do so voluntarily with any amount that it wishes.

See an earlier disinformation case alleging that the international bankers created the "Global Warming" hoax.


  • Reported in: Issue 162
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Climate, West, Secret elites / global elites, Conspiracy theory


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The video clip and accompanying text are a combination of two recurring disinformation narratives: that NATO is building military bases in Montenegro, which is therefore being “occupied by NATO”; and the narrative about “Greater Albania”, a new state which would supposedly consist of Albania, Kosovo and parts of Montenegro and North Macedonia.

NATO has no plans to build a military base in Montenegro, nor has the country's government announced any such plan. Moreover, a source from Montenegro’s Ministry of Defence has recently described the persistent claims about NATO bases as “refuted so many times in the past 10 years, that it’s pointless to even discuss it anymore”.

There was a nationalist coup d’état in February 2014 in Kyiv

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There was no coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014. This is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. See the full debunk here.

Ukraine will either be part of Russian civilization, or a decaying anti-Russia emanating terrorist threats

Whatever policies Volodymyr Zelenskyy undertakes, Russia needs a serious comprehensive program of returning Ukraine, or Little Russia, into the space of Russian civilization. Otherwise, Ukraine will turn not only into a degrading, decaying country but a real anti-Russia full of Russophobia, a source of constant terrorist threat for both Russia and Belarus.


This message presents a classic false dichotomy, as well as speculation without evidence, to misrepresent an issue. The claim is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin messaging about disintegrating Ukraine, claiming that the country is resigned to a bleak future and imminent collapse without Russia's control.

This message also contains typical claims about Ukraine being 'anti-Russian' and Russophobic. The term 'Little Russia' is derogatory and derives from imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians and undermining Ukraine's sovereignty.