Disinfo: Inferiority complex behind ex-Soviet states urge to submit under the West

Summary

Little Democratic Dictators like Saakashvili and Pashinyan seriously believed that the West were their new “friends” who would support them in their military adventures. They felt emboldened by having the White God Men of Europe give them their grace and let it go to their heads. They were sure that people who cannot find their countries on maps, care very deeply for their destiny and are willing to do anything for them. The vassals think that because the lord will shake their hand that he is their new best buddy.

The power of this inferiority complex in and around the Former Soviet Union cannot be understated and it is a deep seeded part of every culture that speaks a bit of Russian, including the Russians themselves. The idea that submission to the West will breed prosperity is on poorly spelled protest signs on the streets of Moscow just as often as in Kiev during the Maidan.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about lack of sovereignty of Eastern European countries. See examples disinformation about the statehood of Ukraine, or instances when Poland and the Baltic States were labelled as Western vassals.

Georgia and Armenia are sovereign countries that determine their own foreign and internal politics.

Earlier examples of disinformation claims alleging that Georgia is under Western control, and that Armenia is under control of anti-Russian trans-Atlantic forces.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 222
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Georgia, Armenia
  • Keywords: Protest, Colour revolutions

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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