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The West has approved a new ‘Barbarossa’ plan to attack Russia, Russia needs ‘funeral teams to bury NATO soldiers’

Summary of Disinformation

1:10   [Context: NATO’s “Trident Juncture 2018” in Norway. The same commentator for all the messages below]   The war has come to our [Russia’s] doors. It is on our doorstep, since, in fact, the entire NATO’s military bloc has been mobilized already. There are more and more large-scale military exercises: both ground troops and naval ones. And if the first scenario was to start it [the war] in Ukraine, where Germany intervenes, then it seemed to them not enough. Therefore, they postponed it for the year of eighteenth [2018]. The biggest aggravation will take place in summer of the nineteenth [2019]. They want [to start the war] in summer. However, Hitler has already demonstrated it: the day of June 22 has the shortest night. [22/06/1941: that day, the Nazi Germany attacked the USSR]. But the biggest danger for the world will come in the year of twenty-first [2021], when a change of technologies will be carried out. If we are late with it, their weapons will be stronger than ours. So, we must … it could sound blasphemous but the war is more profitable for us, well, in these coming years. 


6:35   Did you forget the speech of the President of our country made a year ago? I want to remind all of you only one phrase: our economy must be ready to work in the military conditions. I translate it into Russian: there will be war tomorrow.


13:19   [ Addressing an analyst representing the US in the studio] We [Russia] will bury you. We need to create funeral teams now. As many as we can. We have to bury all the NATO’s soldiers, generals and such volunteers.


43:05     The “Barbarossa-2” plan about the attack on our country [Russia] has been approved.

[In 1940-1941, the Nazi Germany developed and then implemented The Directive No. 21 or the “Barbarossa” plan to attack the USSR]



No evidence given, recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the West preparing a war against Russia.

Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018,

For background on NATO-Russia relations:

NATO began reaching out, offering dialogue in place of confrontation, at the London NATO Summit of July 1990. In the following years, the Alliance promoted dialogue and cooperation by creating the Partnership for Peace (PfP) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), open to the whole of Europe, including Russia.

In 1997, NATO and Russia signed the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security, creating the NATO Russia Permanent Joint Council. In 2002, this was upgraded, creating the NATO-Russia Council (NRC).

NATO and Russia worked together on issues ranging from counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism to submarine rescue and civil emergency planning.

However, in March 2014, in response to Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine, NATO suspended practical cooperation with Russia. At the same time, NATO has kept channels for communication with Russia open. The NATO-Russia Council has met seven times since April 2016. The Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General also engage regularly with their Russian counterparts. www.nato.int/cps/ra/natohq/115204.htm,


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Reported in: Issue 124
Date: 25.10.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Germany
Keywords: War preparation, Destabilising Russia, WWIII, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vecher c Vladimirom Solovievym @ Rossiya 1, timing 1.10; 6.35; 13.19; 43.05
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