Disinfo: Covid was created to distract people’s attention from the collapse of the financial system

Summary

Covid was created to divert attention from the systemic collapse of the financial system. The data relating to Covid is manipulated to project false numbers of cases and deaths with the complicity of Western mainstream mass media in order to induce psychological panic in the population and to turn off its thinking.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about the Covid-19 pandemic and censorship and control of the media in the West.

Coronavirus infection, protection and prevention measures, including vaccination, are presented as part of a strategy to distract people from the collapse of the financial system.

The pandemic is not “fake”: it is a real, global health emergency that has caused millions of deaths worldwide due to the Sars-CoV-2 virus.

Also, Western media host a wide range of political opinions. Media in pluralist democracies are not controlled and censored by the state as happens in authoritarian regimes.

Despite the fact that COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a better global financial safety net that provides more protection for emerging market and developing economies, this does not mean that the financial system has started to collapse and that the pandemic has been used to distract people’s attention from this.

The IMF and ECB have both responded to the coronavirus crisis with unprecedented speed and magnitude of financial assistance to member countries, especially to protect the most vulnerable and set the stage for inclusive and sustainable recovery.

Read similar cases claiming that the Western campaign against COVID-19 aims to impose control over society, that the COVID-19 pandemic serves the agenda of authoritarian control over democratic countries and that as a result of anti-COVID policies, Italy and other states wage war against their own people like Nazis.

See our Special Reports on COVID-19 disinformation and manipulation here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 270
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/01/2022
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, coronavirus, Media, Mainstream media

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Disinfo: Events in Kazakhstan are an attempt of Anglo-Saxons to encircle Russia

The same actors, who tried to produce similar results in Belarus, are behind events in Kazakhstan. These are Anglo-Saxons. Their goal is to encircle Russia with hostile countries and to create a zone of instability in the place of Kazakhstan in order to threaten Russia. Local authorities in Kazakhstan are used to spreading Russophobia. Incremental Russophobia has been promoted in Kazakhstan for a long time.

Disproof

This claim advances an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that the January 2022 anti-government protests in Kazakhstan are part of a foreign-inspired and directed plot.

The case seeks to lay the blame on the so-called Anglo-Saxons for the entire unrest in Kazakhstan which is fueled by high gas prices and social discontent in Kazakh society. This narrative is part of a developing wider public campaign to justify Russian-led foreign military deployment in Kazakhstan in the frame of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO).

Disinfo: West arranges puppet governments through colour revolutions

The West succeeded in arranging the 2014 coup in Ukraine, whose borders are only 755 kilometres from Moscow. They set up a puppet government that receives its instructions, policies and strategies from the American embassy in Kyiv. Later the West tried to replicate the same thing in Belarus. It became clear for Russia that there are foreign funds for clients, groups, and institutions working for the West, spreading discontent and anger among the citizens, trying to instigate protests and colour revolutions.

Disproof

A recurring narrative that Ukraine is influenced by the West and that Euromaidan protests in 2014 were a coup d'etat planned by the West. The article attempts to paint all manifestations of popular discontent as colour revolutions orchestrated from abroad.

There was no coup, let alone a Western-sponsored coup, in Ukraine; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by numerous segments of the Ukrainian population to former president Viktor Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013.

Disinfo: NATO consists of colonial habits, dictatorship of the strong and lack of will of the weak

NATO is an organisation that has no common laws and values. The only thing that unites the Alliance is the mania for enlargement, which has shown all the malignancy of hegemonism.

[...] there is hegemony and colonial habits, a dictatorship of the strong and a lack of will of the weak. The members of this "alliance" have long ceased to be free even in making their own decisions.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO.

The Atlantic Alliance is not a tool for hegemonism or domination but a mutual defence alliance of democratic states aiming to guarantee the freedom and security of its members.

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