Russia’s collapse is an aim of Western foreign policy

Summary

After the  collapse of the USSR, Western policy towards Russia has had a number of objectives including:

  • Slowing down Russian economic growth and the modernisation of its defense industry;
  • Creating instability around Russia and taking control of neighbouring countries’ foreign policies;
  • Creating preconditions for managed chaos and Russia’s collapse in order to get access to Russia’s natural resources.
Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about Western Russophobia and alleged anti-Russian projects in the West, as well as about Western attempts to encircle Russia.

See earlier conspiracies about Western "Great Turan" doctrine aimed at creating a ring of unfriendly states along Russia's southern border and a similar anti-Russian plan for an "Anaconda ring". See also an earlier case about an alleged Western anti-family strategy with the ultimate aim of obtaining access to Russian natural resources.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 147
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus, Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West
  • Keywords: Encircling Russia, Anti-Russian, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Sonar2050
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The US Department of State decided to approve the sale of Javelin missiles and command launch to Ukraine on 1 March 2018. In April, delivery of the missiles to Ukraine was confirmed. Ukraine purchased 210 missiles and 37 launchers for $47 million.

Georgia purchased 410 missiles, 72 launchers, 10 basic skills trainers, and 70 simulated round for $75 million.

Latvia instigates linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens

What is happening in Latvia with the Russian language is a manifestation of linguistic genocide against Russian-speaking citizens, more than 40% of the country.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the discrimination of Russian speakers.

According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, 25,2% of residents of Latvia are ethnic Russians, not 40% as claimed by the Russian deputy making this statement.