George Soros confirms the instructions given to the Russian opposition leaders

Summary

Instructions given from the US Embassy to Russian opposition leaders are confirmed by George Soros. The only function of the US ambassdor was to instruct Russian opposition.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about US role in Europe on the involvement of American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros in the political changes in post-Soviet and post-socialist states.

Pro-Kremlin propaganda often accuses George Soros of organising anti-Kremlin protests because of his support for democracy and human rights in dozens of countries around the world.

The protests in Moscow started in July after the election committee banned opposition candidates from running for the elections to the city council - the Moscow City Duma, disqualifying their ballots because of what officials claimed were irregularities in the 5,000 signatures each had to gather to run. The protesters also demanded the right to fair elections and the right to free assembly.

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 160
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus, Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Protest, Anti-Russian, George Soros
  • Outlet: Sputnik Belarus time 02:00 - 02:18, 02:58 - 03:30.
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Disproof

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Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformatin narrative about the  armed conflict in Donbas. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine here.

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Disproof

A recurring Kremlin-backed narrative on the Belarusian culture and denying the possibility for Belarus to exist out of all-Russian context.

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