All-Russian history is highly moral as opposed to the Western one, which is full of violence and evil

Summary

An important feature of all-Russian history is respect for moral values, which denies evil and violence and does not allow other people to be insulted.

The Western history is full of these – crusades, inquisition, Jesuitism, colonialism and present-time intervention against unwanted countries are some examples. It is the high morals of all-Russian and Soviet history which will help to overcome an unworthy and anti-historical policy aimed to disengage the Belarusian and Russian peoples and to disintegrate the post-Soviet space under the pretext of Euro integration and protection of sovereignty.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory and ungrounded generalisations concerning Russian and Western history, consistent with recurring narratives about the West's moral decay and its attempts to disrupt Belarusian-Russia relations.

Clear manipulation to give a biased selection of historical events. Russian and Soviet history, just like the story of the West, can hardly be considered free of evil and violence as alleged, given, for example, the Russian conquest of the Caucasus and beyond, or Stalinism and the Great Terror.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 153
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus, Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West, Belarus
  • Keywords: Western values, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sonar2050, https://www.sonar2050.org/
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Germany is an American vassal

The Trump administration lets Germany know that it has a vassal status and must ultimately serve the [American] empire.

German policy responds accordingly with spineless subservience. Anyone who believes in Germany’s unrestricted sovereignty will be disabused by the tweets of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. From them speaks the spirit of submissiveness and obedience.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about German-American relations. Pro-Kremlin outlets often use the disinforming narrative about different countries being under the American thumb - see other examples here.

Germany is an independent and sovereign country and is not dependent on the United States of America in terms of foreign policy making and therefore it is a conspiracy theory presented without any evidence.  Germany and the US have close partner relations of two sovereign and independent countries.

The MH17 Joint Investigation Team is ignoring information presented by the Buk manufacturer

According to the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which has been investigating the disaster since 2014, the aircraft was attacked with a ground-to-air missile of the Buk series. JIT recently published a new report stating that the missile was fired from an area controlled by the [Donetsk Republic’s] People’s Militia. The rocket is said to have been brought there from Russia.

However, this data contradicts the results of more than 100 field experiments of the Buk manufacturer Almaz-Antey, who has even destroyed a disassembled aircraft with a rocket in the course of their own investigations. The arms company accused investigators of ignoring important technical data of the rocket and of adapting their conclusion to an already prefabricated opinion.

Disproof

The claims by Buk manufacturer Almaz-Antey were debunked already in 2015 by Bellingcat.

The Joint Investigation Team has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy.  At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation.

On 24 May 2018, JIT stated that the BUK-TELAR that was used to down MH17 originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation. The JIT reached this conclusion after extensive comparative research. An animation of this comparative research is available here.

The European Union and NATO have called on the Russian Federation to accept its responsibility and to fully cooperate with all efforts to establish accountability. On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia said that they are convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to down MH17.

More cases on MH17 flight here.

Western values are egoism, hedonism and extreme relativism

After the collapse of the socialist system Western values spread in the post-Soviet space. They include economic expansionism and egoism, consumerist attitude to the nature, people, interpersonal relations and culture, extreme individualism and hedonism, contempt for moderation, extreme relativism and negation of any principles when it comes to moral and ethical norms, which result in immorality.

Disproof

This message is ungrounded generalisation containing a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at portraying West as immoral.

'Threatened values' is one of the most common narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets.