Disinfo: Even the coronavirus did not distract Lithuania from the eternal disease called Russophobia


In Lithuania, even the situation with the coronavirus has been tied to Russia. One would think that the current situation in the world – a recession of the economy, an epidemic of the coronavirus, would at least slightly distract these “daredevils” from their eternal disease, called Russophobia. But no.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia in Lithuania and the Baltic States.

The disinformation message appeared after a statement (see in also in Russian) made by the head of Lithuania's State Security department Darius Jauniskis: "What we are observing is the activity of the Russian special services. These are attempts to disinform society and spread panic, distrust to the Euro-Atlantic space and governments."

See similar pro-Kremlin disinformation cases: "Russophobia is the main export of Lithuania", "Free Russia Forum in Vilnius is an anti-Russian gathering", "Lithuania is afflicted by total Russophobia", The only idea that strongly unites Lithuanian society is Russophobia.


  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Russophobia, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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The coronavirus: the weapon of global capital against humanity

A secret ruling elite composed of global capital owners has deliberately engineered the coronavirus in order to pin the otherwise inevitable collapse of the global economy on the pandemic. While EU countries such as France, Germany, Italy and Spain were reminded that they should not be too assertive on the world stage, the puppet-masters, part of the “deep state” in Britain and the United States, rejoiced. Given the democracies’ inability to contain the crisis, the coronavirus is a “convenient” excuse to achieve the ultimate end goal for this secret global elite: fascism.


This article is an example of a conspiracy theory about secret global elites. This theme is a recently recurring Kremlin-led narrative in relation to the coronavirus. The idea of a “Shadow World Government” in itself is also a recurring narrative. As with many conspiracy theories, this one is appealing because it is based on the premise that the very absence of evidence is the proof for the existence of a secret puppet-master world elite. In the case of the coronavirus, however, there is strong evidence that the virus was not artificially created.

COVID-19 is a new strain of a large family of coronaviruses (CoV) which also cause the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people, and previous research has revealed that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels. Other known coronaviruses among animals have not yet been transmitted to humans. Researchers in Guangzhou, China have suggested that the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) may have originated in the pangolin.

A pensioner died in Ukraine after being fined for violating quarantine

A pensioner died after being imposed a large fine for violating quarantine in one of the regions of Western Ukraine. The old woman was fined 17,000 UAH for selling milk during the quarantine period. She could not survive such a blow. The pensioner came home and died of a heart attack.


This is part of disinformation narratives about coronavirus, alleging that Ukraine is a degrading state and fails to look after its people.

The Press Centre of the Ministry of the Interior Affairs of Ukraine checked this publication and reported that it's fake.

Mean Poland closes airspace for Russian aircraft carrying medical aid for Italy

Russian aircraft carrying medical aid for Italy was forced to take a longer route as Poland closed its airspace for Moscow’s Il-76. This was “meanness on a state policy level”.


Recurring Kremlin-led narrative about EU member states’ Russophobia as an impediment to the fight against the coronavirus.

This article is based on a tweet by Alexey Pushkov, a Russian senator and chairman of the Commission on Information Policy of the Kremlin’s Federation Council, from March 23. In the tweet, he accuses Poland of preventing aid from reaching an ally and calls for a “no compromise” approach towards Poland on any issue. The senator’s tweet was later deleted. See more on EUvsDisinfo.