Disinfo: Europeans are victims of a series of Anglo-Saxon provocations against Putin and Russia


Europe’s weakness is very obvious in its relations with Russia. If the EU wants to become stronger and turn into an independent actor, it needs to build normal relations with Russia. If it is fine being a young partner in the Atlantic project, it needs to do nothing. The outright majority of Europeans stand for normal relations with Russia, but the EU ruling establishment does not. If the residents of “European house” are unable to independently build relations with Russia, then maybe the house does not really belong to them. Possibly someone is gathering them in that house in order to shut the door and burn the house down at some moment in time.

Following Ukraine’s violent turn to the West in 2014, the EU fell into the trap and could not get out of it. The EU can neither take Ukraine in nor recognise it as a part of the Russian world. Neither the Germans nor the French benefit from playing out the Ukrainian card; the Anglo-Saxons do. They were pushing the topic of Russian interference into European affairs, demonised Russia as a whole and Vladimir Putin as the so-called Skripals’ poisoner. Lately, Navalny is used as yet another factor of the anti-EU game.

European leaders are well aware of the reality of the Navalny’s trap. As in Ukrainian history, Europeans will have two actors in the Anglo-Saxon play called “Let’s isolate Russia.” Josep Borrell tries to explain to the Anglo-Saxons and radical European Atlantists that the EU has the right to determine its own future and to speak with Russia. By delaying the normalisation of relations with Russia, the EU is only becoming weaker.


This is a mix of recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about lost sovereignty/external control, Western Russophobia and anti-Russian activities, and conspiracies about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the Skripals. In the pro-Kremlin media, the term “Anglo-Saxons” means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis.

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a military grade Novichok-type nerve agent during his trip in Siberia in August 2020. He was hospitalised and treated at the Charite Hospital in Berlin. In October 2o20, the EU sanctioned 6 individuals and one entity involved in the assassination attempt. To obfuscate responsibility for the poisoning, the pro-Kremlin media has drawn numerous parallels between the Navalny and Skripal poisonings. Most of them were coupled with the usual denials: “there is no evidence that Navalny was poisoned” or that “London has no evidence of Moscow’s complicity in the Skripals’ poisoning”. Read more about this in our past analysis titled Salisbury all over again.

The US does not control the EU. The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and foreign policies, including relations with Russia. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US. The decisions in the EU are made by the directly elected European Parliament, the European Commission together with the European Council (the governments of the 27 EU countries).

Last but not least, the 2014 events in Ukraine were not a violent Anglo-Saxon provocation in order to harden EU-Russia relations, as implicitly follows from the article, but the outcome of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that poisoning of Navalny is a provocation to spoil relations between Russia and Germany, that it is unclear, who really poisoned Sergei and Yuliya Skripal, that the Anglo-Saxons rule America “from abroad” and are now trying to control Russia, that Anglo-Saxons are at the edge of anti-Russian attack, and that Anglo-Saxons tried to control China by cancelling globalisation.


  • Reported in: Issue 231
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/02/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: EU, UK, Germany, US, Ukraine, Russia
  • Keywords: Josep Borrell, Skripal, Anti-Russian, Alexei Navalny, Anglo-Saxon, Abandoned Ukraine, Puppets, Conspiracy theory, Vladimir Putin
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Disinfo: Poland wants to have the worst possible relations with a neighboring nuclear superpower

We live in a country [Poland] where Russophobia has reached the level of official state policy. Work is being done to redefine the legal definition of espionage to include cooperation with media from the countries considered as hostile.

It is fascinating to see that Polish public discourse is dominated by the idea that Poland needs to have the worst possible relations with a neighbor, who is a nuclear superpower.


This message is a part of the Kremlin’s widespread narrative about Russophobic Poland. The Kremlin-controlled media regularly accuse the political elites of Poland of Russophobia and the implementation of anti-Russian policies.

The Polish authorities do not promote Russophobia or any type of “anti-Russian paranoia”. The Polish authorities have repeatedly stated that Poland is willing to improve its relations with Russia – these relations will automatically improve if Russia starts observing the regulations of international law. In a statement of 21 December 2019, the Polish authorities reiterated their openness to continue the historical dialogue with Russia, for example through restarting the work of the bilateral Group on Difficult Issues.

Disinfo: The Masters behind the meddling in Russian affairs need a new fake leader

As the bane of foreign meddling in Russia’s sovereign affairs and boy-toy of MSM Alexey Navalny retired from the scene after he finally faced the widely-expected, but still pretty soft punishment for his multiple violations of the law. So now, the masters behind the attempt to destabilize Russia needs some another fake leader of its network of influence. Fortunately, for them, there is a candidate.

Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya, which was proclaimed the ‘winner’ of the presidential election in Belarus by NATO member states, but fled the country and is now hiding in Lithuania, is already promoting Navalny’s wife, Yulia, as the ‘leader’ of the ‘Russian opposition’.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Alexei Navalny. The claim that Navalny is somehow used by the West and foreign special services for the political destabilisation of Russia is disinformation.

Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has long been the most prominent face of Russian opposition to President Vladimir Putin. His candidacy in the 2018 presidential election was banned by authorities over his conviction by a Russian court for embezzlement, which bars him from running for office. He has been arrested and imprisoned several times during his political career.

Disinfo: Russia was forced to expel EU diplomats who participated in illegal protests

Russia was forced to expel three diplomats from Poland, Sweden, and Germany due to their participation in illegal pro-opposition protests on 23 January.


The claim advances a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative concerning the ongoing protests in support of jailed opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

None of the three diplomats actually participated in the demonstrations. The foreign ministries of Poland, Sweden, and Germany have all confirmed that their presence at the protests was linked solely to the fulfillment of their diplomatic duties of monitoring protests. According to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, these duties include "[a]scertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the receiving State, and reporting thereon to the Government of the sending State" (Article 3(d)).