DISINFO: Followers of Nazi collaborators in Belarus use the Holocaust to promote their ideology
  • Outlet: southfront.org (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 28, 2021
  • Outlet language(s): English
  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • Countries / regions discussed: Belarus
Protest Alexander Lukashenko Nazi/Fascist

DISINFO: Followers of Nazi collaborators in Belarus use the Holocaust to promote their ideology


The white-red-white flag is especially popular among the radical nationalists, which are the core of the ‘strike force’ of the opposition and are linked with Belarussian collaborators with the Nazis during the World War 2. Summing up, the lovers of the Nazi collaborators try to use the Holocaust agenda to promote their ideology. This is how the modern propaganda in the interests of the ‘democratic opposition’ really works.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative painting the anti-government protests in Belarus as Nazi and Fascist.

The white and red Belarusian flag has been a symbol of Belarus’ national movement(opens in a new tab) since the end of the 19th century and was the national flag of Belarus from 1991-1995. The first Belarusian national congress was held under white-red-white flags. More about Belarusian white-red-white flag read here(opens in a new tab) and here(opens in a new tab).


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