Disinfo: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict serves the purposes of Anglo-Saxons


This is a knot, which serves the purposes of Anglo-Saxons, the [conflict] is periodically instigated. The British and the US are behind Turkey. In this region [the Caucasus, Crimea], we [Russia] have been vying with the UK over the course of 200 years. The British have pushed the Turkish to the front as cannon fodder. 


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the recent escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict alleging that the latter is due to external interference.

There is no evidence that foreign powers had anything to do with the 2020 military confrontation between Armenia and Azerbaijan, or that the UK and US are behind Turkey, using the latter as cannon folder.

See other examples in our database, such as claims that clashes in Nagorno Karabakh are part of an anaconda ring plan against Russia; that Armenia and Azerbaijan are part of historic Russia; that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict leads to more tensions in Donbas; or that Ukrainian nationalists will be sent to fight in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The "Anglo-Saxons" is a frequently evoked, mythical adversary in pro-Kremlin media. Read more here!


  • Reported in: Issue 216
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, UK, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Nagorno-Karabakh


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