Disinfo: 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
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Anti-Russian, Encircling Russia, Conspiracy theory
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Sweden is preparing a bridge-head for attacking Russia

Sweden is preparing a bridge-head for attacking Russia and is basing soldiers and military vehicles on the Island of Gotland, a popular tourist resort in the Baltic Sea.

Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation on western military, encircling Russia. Similar cases here and here. Sweden established a military unit on the island of Gotland in 2018, consisting of a few hundred conscripts; hardly sufficient to attack Russia.

Fire at Notre Dame de Paris: aliens' first target

The fire at Notre Dame de Paris is the aliens’ first target. Envoys from Nibiru are preparing an attack on a new cathedral, many UFOs have noticed during the fire in Notre Dame. Europe is in danger due to the influence of special forces.

Disproof

The investigation into the causes of the fire at the Notre Dame cathedral of Paris is ongoing. Recently, the French investigators stated that an electrical short circuit may have caused the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Extraterrestrial involvement is unlikely to be considered as a potential cause. Recurrent pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative about the fire in Notre Dame.

The fire at the Notre Dame was a satanic ritual

The fire of Notre Dame was the work of the Luciferian New World Order (NWO) as an intended attack on Christiandom. The proof is the series of profanations and destruction of churches in Europe in the last years, 1.063 of them only in France in 2018: on average, 3 attacks per day. Nobody said these were accidents, but it is hardly a surprise that authorities claim now that the fire in Notre Dame was accidental because this is how the NWO operates. The Islamic State launched a campaign calling to attack in Easter; some witnesses affirmed to have heard explosions in the temple before it started burning; president Macron – a former employee of the Rothschilds – suspended an important speech intended to address the protests of the “yellow vests” that have been cornering his government for months; and fire fighting airplanes were not used despite the advice of US president Donald Trump. It is impossible, in the era of technology, that a fire could break out by accident, and a large number of witnesses heard an explosion at the church as it started to burn. The firefighters did not use hydroplanes to put out the fire. President Macron, an employee of the Rotschilds, cancelled an important speech. And the day of the fire (April 15, 2019): 4+1+5+2+0+1+9 equals 22, a multiple of 11 – a number present in most mega-attacks. The timing coincides with the beginning of the Celtic month of the willows; the month of Witches, which culminates with the heathen Walpurgis Night on the 30 April – the eve of the foundation of the Illuminati Sect. The fire of Notre Dame has an obvious parallel to 9/11, and not only because of the similarity between its architecture of two towers together, but also with the number 11, so important to occult symbolism. The destruction of the Twin Towers was the assault on an economic symbol, which was followed a few years later by a devastating economic crisis. It is not difficult to imagine what the attack on the Christian symbol of Notre Dame, the most famous cathedral in the world, means: an intensification of the persecution of Christianity that we are already suffering in the West. The fire of Notre Dame is the 9/11 of Christianity. The signs are obvious – this is work of the Satanic New World Order. We are at the gates of a total Armageddon. The New World Order will stage a new Catholic holocaust, which is overwhelmingly prophesied in countless stories – including the Protestant – on the final Apocalypse, where we will be judged.

Disproof

This is a mixture of several conspiracy theories. It adheres to a known narrative that some kind of superior government led by powerful financial powers are attacking Christianity and Western civilization, of which there is absolutely no proof. Some of the elements have also appeared in previous disinformation pieces about Notre Dame in Russian-linked media.Other conspiracies include aliens, intelligence services, Free Masons and Ukrainian President-Elect Volodymyr Zelenskyi. More on pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets' use of conspiracy theories here. According to the official investigation of the Notre Dame fire, most likely an accident occurred due to renovation works activity, which started more then one year ago at Notre-Dame. In particular, according to firemen, the fire started in the area under renovation. The fire began from a spire which was encircled in scaffolding. Having collapsed in front of the face of journalists (the photo and video footage of the spire falling became very famous), the spire threw fire on all cathedral. The provided figure of 1,063 “profanations” is accurate, though misleading: it refers to “anti-Christian acts” in general, when actually only 875 of them were acts of vandalism or actions against churches, according to the Ministry of Interior of France. Of those, the big majority - around 700 - were graffiti, and only one hundred included violent acts. Actions such as property thefts in churches may also be included in the statistics, though they may be the work of common criminals.