Free Russia Forum in Vilnius is an anti-Russian gathering

Summary

Free Russia Forum in Vilnius is an anti-Russian gathering.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia in Lithuania.

The Free Russia Forum is an independent platform for Russia’s opposition to discuss issues of Russian and international politics. It is the largest platform of Russia’s opposition outside of the Russian Federation. Hundreds of civil activists are involved in the Forum’s work, including residents of Russia and those who have emigrated. They include activists from over 50 regions of Russia, representing various opposition and human rights organizations.

Read about previous meetings of the Free Russia Forum here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Keywords: Russophobia
  • Outlet: Itogi Nedeli @ 5 kanal (34:35 - 34:40)
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Macron is a mouthpiece of the Rothschilds, whereas Europe is a puppet of the US and Vatican

Emmanuel Macron’s recent interview to The Economist does not contain his personal beliefs but rather the views of the Rothschild’s oligarchic clan. The thing is Macron has Rothschild political origins, plus The Economist is a mouthpiece of the Rothschilds.

The authors of Emmanuel Macron’s recent interview to The Economist hope for Russia’s “balanced cooperation” with Europe. They want Vladimir Putin to stop counteracting NATO’s enlargement. Apparently, they want Russia to surrender in Donbas, Crimea, and elsewhere. Russia’s real interests are drifting away from Europe’s. Europe is Eurasia’s geopolitical appendix and a puppet of Washington, shadow circles of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vatican.

Disproof

This article is based on conspiracy theories about the Rothschilds' secret influence over international media and EU politicians, and about the EU being under control of the US, the so called Anglo-Saxon world, and the Vatican. It adheres to frequent propagandistic pro-Kremlin narratives about lost sovereignty and some kind of superior government led by powerful financial circles who control the world's political agenda. The referral to "The Rotschilds" is a well-known Anti-Semitic trope.

See earlier disinformation cases about the Rothschild family, including ones alleging that the Rothschild family “made” Emmanuel Macron and that Angela Merkel represents the interest of the Rothschild family. See also earlier cases alleging that Europe is occupied by the US and has limited sovereignty and that the EU is directed by Washington.

NATO lies about the reasons for the fall of the Berlin Wall

NATO lies about the reasons for the fall of the Berlin Wall. The West did not play any role in the unification of East and West Germany 30 years ago. There was no desire for freedom and no revolutions in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative involving historical revisionism and denials that the Soviet regime was totalitarian.

After the speech of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Pro-Kremlin media were outraged by Stoltenberg’s phrase that it was democracy and freedom of thought that helped reunite Europe. At the Berlin Wall Memorial at NATO Headquarters, Stoltenberg emphasised that even then, Europeans were united by basic values: "freedom, democracy and human dignity." Thanks to these, "peace and solidarity can prevail over any adversary." It was freedom that was able to prevail over oppression. These shared values “allowed Europe to develop deep partnerships with friends around the world,” leading to the fall of dictatorship and the spread of democracy, Stoltenberg said.

The Ukrainian state was created by the Bolsheviks, now Ukrainians are attempting to change history

How else to raise the mood of Ukrainians, except by extending their history? However, when it turns into an attempt to change the historical consciousness about the recent events, it is especially bad. For instance, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was created by the Bolsheviks, and now [Ukrainians] topple down their monuments. In general, it is called the revision of history, an attempt to change history.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative designed to denigrate the history of Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood and its independence.

The history of Ukraine dates back to the era of the Kyivan Rus’ in the 9th-13th centuries. A national movement developed during the ages, while Ukraine was ruled by Russia; Ukrainian nationalists took part in the revolutionary movements that led to the demise of the Russian empire.