Disinfo: Neo-Liberal opposition and their foreign sponsors use children in Russia to increase their own wealth

Summary

The Russian neo-liberal opposition has once again demonstrated that it is ready to use any dirty tricks and even use children for its own political purposes. The leaders of these pro-Western groups are in fact not associate themselves with the Russian state and the Russian nation and use populist and anti-government rhetoric just as a tool of serving interests of their foreign sponsors as well as increasing their own wealth.

Disproof

Recurrent conspiracy narrative on "colour revolutions". The pro-Kremlin ecosystem excludes popular discontent as a genuine reaction to grievances and view them exclusively as instruments of powerful outside forces. “A colour revolution, instigated by the Anglo-Saxons/America/the West” is the reaction of pro-Kremlin media(opens in a new tab) whenever crowds gather in the streets to protest against corruption, government abuse and curbing of civil rights.

Alexey Navalny is a prominent Russian opposition leader, head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation FBK(opens in a new tab), who was brutally poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok(opens in a new tab) in Omsk, Siberia. Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about this poisoning are mutually exclusive: "Navalny was not poisoned",(opens in a new tab) "he could have caused the coma himself"(opens in a new tab), "his friend poisoned him"(opens in a new tab), "he might had been injected with Novichok in Germany"(opens in a new tab), "Khodorkovsky is the suspect number one in attack on Navalny"(opens in a new tab) and others.

While portraying him as a "colour revolutions' mastermind" or an "anti Russian project"(opens in a new tab), pro-Kremlin media also try to denigrate(opens in a new tab) him saying that he is not even a true politician and enjoys no support.

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  • Reported in: Issue 228
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) English
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: neoliberalism, neo-liberalism, Alexei Navalny, Protest, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy theory
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Western spy networks target Russian teens to involve them in protests

The pro-Western opposition makes significant efforts to get them involved in protests. In general, the stake is made specifically on teenagers, with apparently full activation of the Western spy network in Russia. The scripts for these protests are written by people who are familiar with the peculiarities of adolescent psychology. They take into account the long period of quarantine, the lack of full-fledged communication, their hunger for action, the opportunity to throw out the energy accumulated over several months.

Disproof

Recurrent conspiracy narrative on "colour revolutions". The pro-Kremlin ecosystem excludes popular discontent as a genuine reaction to grievances and view them exclusively as instruments of powerful outside forces. “A colour revolution, instigated by the Anglo-Saxons/America/the West” is the reaction of pro-Kremlin media whenever crowds gather in the streets to protest against corruption, government abuse and curbing of civil rights.

Alexey Navalny is a prominent Russian opposition leader, head of the Anti-Corruption Foundation FBK, who was brutally poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok in Omsk, Siberia. Pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about this poisoning are mutually exclusive: "Navalny was not poisoned", "he could have caused the coma himself", "his friend poisoned him", "he might had been injected with Novichok in Germany", "Khodorkovsky is the suspect number one in attack on Navalny" and others.

Boycotting Damascus conference on refugees could lead to a new wave of international terrorism

The United States not only ignored the refugee conference held in Damascus at the initiative of Russia but also called on other countries to boycott it. This could contribute, in one way or another, to a new wave of international terrorism.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming the West has been worsening the humanitarian situation in Syria.

No official data or evidence backs the claim that the US lack of participation in the conference is in any way linked to the rise of global terrorism.

The MH17 trial is faltering

The MH-17 trial is a show trial designed to discredit Russia. The trial is faltering, it is consistently being hit with new failures. This is a problem for them because certain conspiracies could be revealed, such as the participation of Western politicians in the downing of the jet, such as Barack Obama and Mark Rutte. The goal of the conspiracy was giving a casus belli to NATO to intervene in the Donbas.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the MH17 trial, depicting it as a scheme to cover up Western responsibility for it.

The MH17 trial in the Hague is not faltering or being hit with new challenges, it is proceeding as planned. The hearing on the merits of the criminal trial is set for June 2021. The pretrial stage was concluded on 25 November 2020.