Disinfo: Putin is demonised because he defends Russia’s identity against globalist power

Summary

Putin is demonised because he fights against liberal globalism and seeks to create a multipolar world. He represents a concrete, valid, and solid alternative to liberal globalism. Aleksandr Dugin is demonised because his mission is to fight the ideological and philosophical aspects of liberalism. Putin defends Russia’s sovereignty and identity against the power of the globalists. This is why liberals fear Putin and demonise him.

Disproof

No evidence is provided to support the video’s claims. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that  Russophobia allegedly dominates the West’s thinking about Russia and that Western governments and mainstream media “demonise” Russia and President  Putin. The message pushed by the video is also consistent with the pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that “liberal globalist élites” seek to rob nations of their sovereignty and identity.

The Western mainstream media has not “demonised” President Putin. Western mainstream media outlets have often criticised Putin and the Russian government for specific unacceptable foreign policy actions which undermine international stability and security, such as Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the aggression against Eastern Ukraine using hybrid warfare tools, the shooting down of flight MH17, Russian interference in the US and Western European elections,  the poisoning of Sergey Skrypal and his daughter in the UK. Some Western outlets have also criticised the Kremlin for specific domestic policies that are perceived as undermining civil and human rights in Russia.

Read previous cases claiming that Western journalism is dominated by Russophobia and prefers fantasy and story-telling to objective reporting and that the EU pursues a policy of demonisation of Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 208
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Mainstream media, Western values, Russophobia, Vladimir Putin

Disclaimer

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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Headline: West loses race to develop a coronavirus vaccine

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Russia’s vaccine against COVID-19 is ready – the results of clinical trials showed the development of an immune response in all the volunteers involved. Though, the research centre at the Sechenov University clarified that a next phase of trials is still ahead to test the efficiency.   (…) The West fears that Russia has once again managed to make what was considered impossible: to join the group of countries leading in the development of a vaccine against coronavirus.

Disproof

The claim advances recurring pro-Kremlin narratives concerning the coronavirus pandemic and Russian superiority.

There is no evidence at the moment about an existing vaccine, which would have passed large-scale efficacy trials. WHO is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19.

US tests COVID-19 vaccine on active servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, one of many pro-Kremlin narratives concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence has refuted the claim. It stated that no foreign medical specialists had visited Ukraine’s military in recent months. All soldiers who are ill with the coronavirus are treated exclusively in military hospitals and not in any Kharkiv dispensary.

Americans began testing coronavirus vaccine on Ukrainian soldiers

The Americans began to test drugs and a vaccine against coronavirus on Ukrainian soldiers. Six American virologists arrived to test an innovative drug and vaccine against the coronavirus infection. Among those who were chosen for testing there are victims and deaths already.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the war in Ukraine, coronavirus pandemic and the US which fully controls different processes in Ukraine.

The information is completely fabricated.