DISINFO: NATO secret services made a blunder in their script for Navalny
  • Outlet: Rossia 24 (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 24, 2021
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 228
  • Countries / regions discussed: Germany, Russia
Alexei Navalny Secret services NATO

DISINFO: NATO secret services made a blunder in their script for Navalny


Judging by all, it was there [in a German mountain resort] that Navalny was given a text of supposedly “his” investigation into supposedly “Putin’s” palace. In the beginning the text was clearly written in English and translated into Russian in such inept manner, that it makes one laugh out loud. NATO secret services made a blunder here. For example a word “mudroom”, which translated from English simply means “entryway”, Navalny translated as “room for mud”. There are a lot of strange things in the material released.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Alexei Navalny.

The disinformation message refers to investigation published by Alexei Navalny into the wealth of Vladimir Putin. The insight's of Navalny's investigation were widely shared by the international media.

Alexei Navalny has founded and runs "Fund for Fighting Corruption" (FBK) , an NGO which investigates large-scale government corruption. Since 2011, FBK conducted dozens of investigations, the results of which are publicly available.

There is no basis to the claims that Alexei Navalny is controlled by or works for any kind of secret service.

See related previous disinformation claims, alleging that Navalny is helped by Western secret services; that neo-liberal forces behind navalny will intensify their attempts to destroy Russia; that the West used "Navalny affair" to impose sanctions against Russia.

The disinformation message appeared in the same broadcast as a claim that the German government co-produced a film with Navalny to provoke Russia, that Russia jailed people for high-level corruption, whereas the US, UK and Europe didn't, and that the Kremlin was unfoundedly accused of Navalny’s poisoning.


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