DISINFO: Amnesty International and the Red Cross are missionaries for CIA and the US State Department
  • Outlet: Geopolitica.ru (archived)*
  • Date of publication: July 23, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
Amnesty International Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: Amnesty International and the Red Cross are missionaries for CIA and the US State Department


Amnesty International, National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House, Peace Corps, Carnegie Endowment, International Committee of the Red Cross, Heritage Foundation, Open Society Foundations and others are named “missionaries of the empire” for their obvious connections with the CIA and the US State Department.


This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative casting civil uprisings in other states as US-funded "colour revolutions", consistent with multiple pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US and its global role. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets regularly describes Western support to civil society and pluralism as attempts to destabilise Russia, without any proof. Similar cases can be found here and here.


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