Russians are the new Jews, the persecuted nation

Summary

Russians are the new Jews, the persecuted nation. Globally Russians are discriminated because of their nationality.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia.

The disinformation message appeared in relation to the case of Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen who was arrested in Greece in 2017 and indicted by the US on money laundering charges. Read more here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 144
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Greece, US
  • Keywords: Jews, Russophobia
  • Outlet: Polnyi Kontakt @ Vesti FM (18:55 - 20:10)
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Western project on Kurapaty memorial site plans to ruin Belarusian statehood

The Kurapaty memorial site on the outskirts of Minsk has become a Western project to ruin Belarusian statehood. Regular prayers by the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Kurapaty are a proof of this. The prayers are conducted for political reasons, to blame the Belarusian authorities for their incapacity, to provoke revolutionary moods among the population and to, eventually, destabilise the country.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory consistent with the pro-Kremlin narrative that the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is favoured by the West in order to organise a full-scale split from the Russian Orthodox Church and to disrupt Russia-Belarus ties.

Kurapaty is an area on the outskirts of Minsk, where at least 30,000 people (according to some estimates, up to 250,000 people) were executed for political reasons by the Soviet secret police, the NKVD in the period between 1937 and 1941. In 1993 the site was included in the register of the Cultural Properties of Belarus as the first-category of cultural heritage.

True Belarusian statehood and genuine independence only possible in the Union State with Russia

Without the Union State of Russia and Belarus, the statehoods of the two countries would be inadequate and flawed, burdened by geopolitical catastrophes and disintegration. A genuine Belarusian statehood needs measures of deeper integration with Russia such as a common currency, a Union State citizenship, a fully-fledged Union parliament and other state bodies as well as a Constitution of the Union State. Those who promote the development of the Union State between Russia and Belarus are advocates for genuine Belarus’ independence.

Disproof

This disinformation message is consistent with a pro-Kremlin narrative about deficient and flawed Belarus' statehood and disastrous events without a deeper integration with Russia.

This narrative goes in hand with another disinformation narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus and to disrupt its relations with Russia.

Post-Soviet countries are feudal principalities governed by the West

The collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster. Following its break-up, the so called independent post-Soviet states emerged. They are only nominally independent as, in fact, they are rather feudal principalities governed by the West. The integration of a post-Soviet space is a necessary precondition to get rid of external Western governance and to restore genuine independence and statehood.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Western dominance.

15 states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union are independent countries, whose sovereignty is recognized by the international community.