Disinfo: Georgia is under the Western control


West made Georgia vote for drug addiction and torturers… You probably also remember how everyone yelled that Russia would interfere in these elections. Intervened? No. And the West? It is the Western ambassadors and Western observers who give legitimacy to Georgian elections (not the population of Georgia). And don’t say now no. They forced Georgians to rewrite the Constitution, laws and laid out an agenda for Georgia. And it’s fine if they force you to write percentages or confirm. Who will resist, who?!


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about lost sovereignty, about Western involvement in other countries' internal affairs, including elections. In this case, the narrative challenges Georgian statehood, claiming that Georgia is ruled by the West and cooperation with the Western institutions destroys the country's sovereignty.

There is no evidence of the US or any Western country's interference in the in country's internal affairs, including parliamentary elections in Georgia. Media Development Foundation's media monitoring results revealed that the narrative that the West is meddling in sovereign affairs of Georgia and virtually run the country, is one of the main trends of anti-Western propaganda and disinformation in the country.

See similar cases claiming that The Georgian election results are written in the US, that The US and the EU govern Georgia, that The West does not allow Georgia to conduct direct dialogue with Russia independently, that The West is forcing Georgia to propagate homosexuality, or that Georgia is governed by the US ambassador and the EU and that The death of Georgia’s statehood and Georgians as a nation is a matter of time.


  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia
  • Keywords: election meddling, West, Sovereignty, Elections
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Disinfo: The West demands Ukraine stops coal mining

The Government of the United Kingdom demanded that Ukraine completely stops mining coal and using it to generate electricity. The Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Olha Buslavets spoke about this.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukrainian statehood.

The Acting Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Olha Buslavets has commented on an offer to join to Powering Past Coal Alliance:

Disinfo: The water problem in Crimea is Ukraine's fault

The problem of providing water to the people and irrigating lands in Crimea appeared in 2014 when Ukraine unilaterally cut off the water coming through the North Crimean Canal from the Ukrainian province of Kherson to the peninsula.


A recurring disinformation narrative to hide the truth about Ukraine, the Crimea, and the North Crimean Canal.

The main condition for the renewal of the agreements on the water supply to the Crimea is the presence of legitimate authorities on the peninsula, which are absent after the annexation in the Crimea.

Disinfo: The 2020 US presidential election was marked by fraud and media bias

There’s quite an amusing tweet from eight years ago, in which Donald Trump warns about electoral fraud: “‘It doesn’t matter who you vote for, it matters who is counting the votes.’ Be careful of voter fraud!” This is what Trump wrote a month before the 2012 presidential election.

And what is happening now is certainly astounding. Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani stated there had been machinations during the vote count. Even the OSCE notes the bias in the American TV channels’ coverage of the US election.


The story is part of an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative seeking to delegitimise the conduct and results of the 2020 US presidential election.

The OSCE report referred to in the segment noted that President Trump had issued warnings of large-scale falsification "without presenting any substantial evidence of systematic malfeasance and contradicting election officials at all levels" (p. 3), and that "[i]n contrast to these allegations, national security agencies issued statements attempting to reassure citizens about the integrity of the election process" (p. 11).