Disinfo: Goal of the US global “Anaconda” strategy is to limit the living space of geopolitical opponents


The goal of the US global “Anaconda” strategy is “to limit the living space of geopolitical opponents”, to provoke proxy wars and manipulate historical differences among regional players in South Caucasus.


Conspiracy theory reinforcing recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US and its global role and on Western attempts to encircle Russia.

Anaconda plan was a military strategy proposed by Union General Winfield Scott early in the American Civil War. The plan called for a naval blockade of the Confederate littoral, thrust down the Mississippi, and the strangulation of the South by Union land and naval forces. Plan "Anaconda" has nothing to do with modern politics.

See here for other examples of cases about the ''anaconda ring''.



  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Caucasus, Encircling Russia, Conspiracy


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