Disinfo: Mainstream media ignores the fake news campaign against Russia


No mainstream media outlet is reporting a massive ‘coronavirus’ fake news campaign, which targeted Russia itself. Apparently, this does not fit the narrative. This campaign comes jointly with an increase of activity of various Western-funded anti-government organizations inside Russia.


An unfounded claim and a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative presenting all activities of NGOs, media or civil society activists as measures to overthrow the power in post-Soviet states.


  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus, fake news, Russophobia


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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Coronavirus got on Earth out of space through a meteorite and spreads through the wind

Over China, on October 11, 2019, a meteorite exploded and released the infectious particles of COVID-19, which now spread through the wind. The meteorite was seen above the city of Wuhan, which is the first epicentre of the disease.


An unfounded conspiracy theory about the COVID-19. COVID-19 is of natural origin and has been transmitted to humans from animals, as is the case with other types of coronaviruses according to numerous independent researches. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading across the world. The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 300,000 globally with over 14,000 deaths by 23 March 2020. Cases have been reported in 190 countries, territories and areas.

The extreme coup in Kyiv led to the return of Crimea

In the popular referendum that took place in Crimea on March 16, 2014, the islanders voted by a majority to leave Ukraine… due to the danger of the Crimean takeover by extremist nationalist brigades, Crimea decided to ask Russia to include them back in the Russian state.

The Tatars’ rights acquired during the Russian era cannot even be compared to their position when they were in the Ukrainian reign.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the annexation of Crimea claiming that Crimean citizens chose to rejoin Russia through a legal referendum and that Ukrainian politics are dominated by fascist/Nazi groups and ideology.

After the collapse of the USSR, Russia reaffirmed respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and recognised that Crimea was an integral part of Ukraine by pledging to respect the borders of Crimea in the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 and in the Ukraine-Russia Friendship Treaty of 1997.

Covid-19 will allow total control of the population through forced vaccination and chips

As more and more is written about the coronavirus, the truth and arguments about its origin, propagation and remedies are lost amidst chaos. This is what the “Black Men” behind the pandemic want: panic and hopelessness, leading to human vulnerability, people becoming easy prey for manipulation. The WHO declared the Covid-19 to be a pandemic, when there is no trace of a pandemic at all. Most likely, the WHO received orders from “above”, from the people that also manage Trump and the EU “leaders”. This plan has been on the table for years, and the decision to go ahead now was secretly taken in the World Economic Forum of Davos in January 2020. Behind it are the Gates, GAVI (a pro-vaccination pharma company), the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and others. After the declaration of the pandemic, the next step could be forced vaccination, with huge benefit for the big pharma industry, under police or military surveillance, punishing those who resist. It is unknown what will be included in the vaccine, maybe a slow killer, or a disease that affects only the next generation, or a brain weakening agent, or a gene making women infertile, everything is possible for the goal of total control or reduction of the population. Another hypothesis, a realistic one, is that along the vaccination, people will be secretly fitted with a nano-chip which could be charged remotely with all their personal data, including their bank accounts, as a form of control.


This is a mix of several conspiracy theories, with zero evidence provided for any of the multiple claims. The article merges the recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about a Shadow Government of all-powerful groups ruling the world with the new element of Covid-19 as part of the ongoing disinformation campaign on the coronavirus. This narrative aims to question the legitimacy of democracy and Western institutions. You can see other examples in our database, such as unfounded stories about the “true rulers of the globe” like the "Skulls and Bones" fraternity to which all US presidents belong, secret oligarch groups based in Switzerland, the Deep State in the US, Jews and Masons, the Vatican, the Rothschild and Rockefeller families or billionaire George Soros, who allegedly uses the G7 as a facade and controls the world through mechanisms like manipulation of public opinion, thought control, climate change, immigration and the coronavirus outbreak.