Disinfo: Russia’s huge natural resources are the reason why the neo-liberal world is fighting against it

Summary

Russia’s huge natural resources are the reason why the neo-liberal world is fighting against Russia. The former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, said in an interview that “It is a great injustice that 40% of the world’s mineral resources belong to one country, Russia.”

Disproof

There is no record that Albright has ever made such statement.

More debunking from Polygraph.info in this September 2016 article, which tracked the earliest mention of the alleged remark to February 2005.

This is a recurring disinformation message, used by pro-Russian sources as evidence of the West’s ulterior motives in dealing with Russia.The same alleged quote by Madeleine Albright was used to disinform that NATO is an offensive organization.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Natural resources, Madeleine Albright
  • Outlet: Georgia and the World
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West is preparing a new colour revolution in Belarus

In 2010, Belarus became the first post-Soviet country in which a colour revolution did not succeed. The West invested millions of dollars in the revolution, however, the Belarusian authorities managed to withstand their attempts. Western political consultants honed their skills in Ukraine and are ready to try again in Belarus. Preparations are already underway through the creation of information platforms and foreign media, including the Ukrainian UATV channel which started broadcasting in Belarus. On top, there is a high probability that nationalists who have been trained on the Maidan and in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine will be sent to Belarus.

Disproof

This disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood and to arrange 'Belarusian Maidan'. Examples of earlier disinformation with a similar narrative here and here. In Belarus in 2010, post-election mass demonstrations were a peaceful civic protest by Belarusians against false elections rather than a product of western destabilising actions.

The article also follows another disinformation narrative about the destabilising effect of the Ukrainian UATV channel which was allowed to broadcast on Belarus' cable networks.

NATO considers instigating local war along Russian borders

As a global conflict would mean the end of mankind and is therefore impossible, NATO and other military powers instead seriously consider inflaming destructive local conflicts and wars along all perimeter of Russian borders.

Disproof

No evidence provided. This disinformation message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about the belligerent West attempting to encircle and weaken Russia.

NATO is not a threat to Russia. NATO's official policy towards Russia was most recently articulated by the heads of state and government of the Alliance at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016. They stated that "the Alliance does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia. But we cannot and will not compromise on the principles on which our Alliance and security in Europe and North America rest".

Ukraine risks on being ripped apart

The conflict in Donbas will not end until there is a regime change in Kyiv. As long as the nationalists rule Ukraine there can be no change in the situation. But whoever wins the Ukrainian elections will continue to serve the interests of the US. Ukraine will be torn into two parts, a Western and an Eastern state. The Donbas will not likely ever return to Ukraine; it has developed its own managerial system, culture and economy. The “Donbas model” suits the needs of the Eastern part of Ukraine better than the Kyiv model.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin narratives on Ukraine's elections and about Ukraine and Ukrainian statehood.

Similar cases can be found here and here.