Disinfo: International terrorism is the result of a liberal world order


International terrorism is the result of a liberal world order.


No evidence given. This message is a wide-spread conspiracy theory that the United States established many terrorist organizations and that it has full control over global terrorism.

When, in 1988, Al-Qaeda emerged as a network made up of Islamic extremist, Salafist jihadists, it has been immediately designated as a terrorist group by the UN, the EU, the US, Russia and other countries.

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  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Maria Zakharova, WWII, Terrorism, Europe
  • Outlet: Sputnik.az
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Polish authorities are trying to change the way the Poles perceive the WWII events

The historical policy carried out by Polish authorities manipulates the history of Poland during the years of WWII – their main goal is to achieve a radical change in perception of WWII events by the Poles.


This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland and other Western states in the falsification of WWII history and attempts to “wipe out the decisive role of the USSR in victory over Nazi Germany”. At the same time, Russia tries to promote the idea that the USSR did not play any negative role in the events of 1939. See examples referring to the Kremlin’s disinformation on the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact here, here and here.

There is no evidence of substantial difference in perception of the key WWII events between the official Polish historical policy, opinions of mainstream Polish historians and attitudes of a predominant part of the Polish society.

Poland did not invite Russia to the anniversary of the WWII outbreak because of the will of the US

The Russian delegation was not invited to take part in the Ceremony of the 80th Anniversary of WWII outbreak because of the United States’ will. The current interpretation of the WWII events is imposed on Poland by the “overseas ideologist” – Polish authorities are completely subordinated to the position of the USA.



Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the United States fully control the foreign policy of Poland. See other examples of this message here, here and here.

Poland's decision not to invite the Russian delegation to WWII commemoration ceremony has to do with Russian aggression against Ukraine. Krzysztof Szczerski, Chief adviser to the Polish president, stated in March 2019 that the anniversary ceremony will be held “in the company of countries with whom Poland now cooperates closely for peace, based on the respect for international law, for the sovereignty of nations and of their territories”. This point was reiterated by Jacek Sasin, Polish Deputy Prime Minister in July, who said: "I think it would be inappropriate to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the armed aggression against Poland with the participation of a leader who today treats his neighbours using the same methods."

Inquiry into Russia’s involvement in the MH17 case is unfounded

The accusation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) regarding Russia’s involvement in the crash of the “Boeing” Malaysian MH17 plane is unfounded, biased and unilateral.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative doubting the integrity and findings of the investigation process of the MH17 downing.

The criminal investigation in the case was led by the Joint Investigation Team - JIT - since in 2014. On 28 September 2016, the JIT announced that flight MH17 was shot down by a missile from the 9M38 series, which was launched by a BUK TELAR missile system. The system was transported from the Russian Federation to an agricultural field near the town of Pervomaiskyi in Eastern Ukraine, from where the missile was launched. After firing, the system - with 1 missing missile - went back to the Russian Federation. On the 24th of May 2018, the JIT announced its conclusion the BUK TELAR used to shoot down MH17 came from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade, a unit of the Russian armed forces from Kursk in the Russian Federation.