George Soros is destroying Georgian values, culture and nationality

Summary

George Soros and his foundation have been destroying Georgian values. The pro-Western politicians welcome the Soros policy, whose activity is anti-national, anti-orthodox and anti-state and declares that nationality, religion and national cultures should disappear.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about George Soros.

The claims on Soros destroying Georgian culture and fighting with orthodoxy are untrue. In fact, Open Society Foundation Georgia has funded 365 projects in the sphere of culture since 1994. The projects included various directions, such as cultural heritage census and photo-fixation, archaeology, museums and modern art development. The foundation has also funded projects concerning the restoration of churches and frescoes, including the famous Kintsvisi Angel fresco. Other issues targeted by the Foundation in Georgia include promoting democracy, legal aid system, re-training employees of the law enforcement system, rehabilitating torture victims and strengthening human rights protection organizations, as well as, funding Georgian students with the aim of studying abroad.

See other disinformation cases on George Soros and conspiracies on Georgia here, here and here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 170
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: Western values, George Soros
  • Outlet: Georgia and World
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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine. See a similar case denying Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine here, here and here.

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