Disinfo: Joe Biden may instigate war with Russia


Biden may instigate war with Russia. Escalating tensions between the US and Russia could reach unprecedented levels.

Biden, known for his Russophobia, will return to a fierce confrontation with Russian Federation. […]

[It makes] no sense to hope for the normalisation of Russian-American relations after the rotation in the White House. On the contrary, the international crisis will only worsen. If we take into account that the United States is expanding its military presence on Russia’s borders, the escalation could one day turn into a full-fledged armed confrontation. […]

In order to avoid the worst-case scenario, Russia must prepare a “proper response” to the United States’ provocations.


This message is part of a pro-Kremlin narrative that seeks to discredit the newly elected US-President Joe Biden and is mixed with a narrative alleging that the US indulges in anti-Russian politics. No evidence for the presented claims is provided.

Joe Biden does not want to instigate war with Russia but points out the problems that exist between the two countries. He especially criticised the Kremlin's aggressive actions against Ukraine and called on Putin to end the occupation of Crimea. However, Joe Biden and Russia's current leadership have similar views on nuclear arms control. Joe Biden has already said that he would seek ways to extend the New START treaty for another five years.

See other examples of this narrative of debunked cases on how Joe Biden was supported by the mafia or won only because the elections were a massive fraud.

See similar related disinformation cases claiming that new American president will use Poland for the destabilisation of the post-Soviet countries, that NATO Secretary-General encourages Joe Biden to clash with Russia, that the US seeks to destabilise Russia and China and to provoke a Sino-Russian war and that the US and several EU capitals are trying to punish Russia for its independent foreign policy.


  • Reported in: Issue 228
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) German
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: Diplomacy with Russia, Anti-Russian, Encircling Russia, Joe Biden
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Disinfo: Germany's response on Navalny affair does not prove poisoning

Germany has sent to Russia a response on its questions about the Navalny affair. However, there are no new substantial elements which could prove the alleged poisoning of opposition leader Alexey Navalny.


This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by trying to portray it as entirely unconnected to Russia and denying Russia's well-documented role in the use of Novichok.

It is not true that the German authorities did not find proof of Navalny's poisoning. Navalny fell ill during a flight from Siberia to Moscow on the 20th of August. Initially hospitalised in Omsk, at the request of his family he was transferred to Charité hospital in Berlin, where clinical findings indicated that he was poisoned with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. Subsequent toxicological tests provided unequivocal evidence of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group in the blood samples of Alexei Navalny.

Disinfo: Neo-liberals nominate women as opposition leaders; Yulia Navalnaya might replace her husband

Highly likely, Russia may face the implementation of the scenario that took place in Belarus, where the opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky was replaced by his wife Yulia. The nomination of a female for the role of opposition leader in so-called “totalitarian” countries is part of a neo-liberal trend that is gaining momentum in the West. Through so-called suppressed minorities and suffering women, the producers of such scenarios create an illustrative picture of their struggle for a “Brave New World”, where fabulous equality should reign.


A conspiracy theory presented without evidence. It is consistent with the pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that the poisoning of the Russian opposition leader is designed to help the West attack Russia. The claim suggests a trend of opposition leaders being “nominated” by outside forces. Yuliya Navalnaya has participated in her husband’s political movement for several years.

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was arrested following his return to Russia from Germany, where he was treated for poisoning with Novichok-type chemical nerve agent.

Disinfo: Bellingcat is a western weapon against Russia 

There is an organisation called Bellingcat, funded by Western governments, and according to the Kremlin, that organisation is a unit of US and British intelligence used to legitimise its media operations against Russia.


Regardless of the content of the Bellingcat investigations … it is the duty of any Russian citizen to see at least the interests of the US and the West behind the activities of “Bellingcat”, and that it is a weapon in the hands of the West.


This is part of a recurrent Russian effort to discredit the highly respected investigative site Bellingcat, which uncovered many elements in cases such as the downing of the MH17 flight or the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and recently the case of Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny that contradict and expose Russian disinformation narratives.

Bellingcat, an independent international collective of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists, was created in 2014 with the help of private donations received through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.