Disinfo: Since 2018 Armenia is under Anglo-American occupation, similar to Nazi operations

Summary

During the Great Patriotic War, on the occupied territories the Nazis formed police groups from the 5th column of the local population in order to provide physical and propaganda support during the Nazi’s operations. The nature of methods has not changed over the years. Since 2018 they have been widely applied in Armenia. With the launch of Anglo-American punitive actions against Armenia.

A whole army of foreign agents or agents of influence, Soros Hilfspolizei, has been trained for years. Today they carry out the same functions as the Nazi police groups. More than that, they serve the interests of the Anglo-American criminal occupation regime in Armenia.

The punitive operation against the Armenian people will continue. As long as Armenia is under the occupation of the Anglo-American Nazis and their anti-Armenian Soros Hilfspolizei.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory; no evidence given. This disinformation message promotes the concept of a big conspiracy and is consistent with the recurring Shadow Government narrative, which pro-Kremlin disinformation sources often deploy as a rhetorical device to undermine the West and the international liberal-democratic institutional order.

It is also aimed at discrediting a number of democratic and liberal concepts such as civil society, and to question the legitimacy of Armenian state institutions. Above all, this message is in line with the narrative of lost sovereignty, in this case as a result of alleged purposeful actions by global elites.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that global neo-colonialists stage colour revolutions and conquer indigenous national elites, that the Anglo-Saxons rule America “from abroad” and are now trying to control Russia, that Armenia is under Soros occupation, and that agents of Soros are destroying Armenian statehood.

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  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Armenian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Armenia
  • Keywords: Occupation, George Soros, Conspiracy theory
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Ukraine is under foreign control since independence

Unfortunately, from the very first moment of Ukraine’s independence, our country has been under systematic external control. We have been given advice that is incompatible with our successful living.

Disproof

Unfounded claim, no evidence given. Recurring Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine, which it claims is under external control from the US or EU. Ukraine is a sovereign state, not controlled by any foreign government. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are respected by almost the whole world, including the EU.

Poland tries to adjust history to politics, misinterpreting the historical facts

Warsaw tries to adjust history to politics. Due to the current political situation, within the so-called historical policy, the historical facts are interpreted in a way, which often does not have any connection to history. They are adapted to justify the current political goals.

Disproof

This message is part of the Kremlin’s policy of historical revisionism – it accuses Poland of “falsification and re-writing” of its history and of the alleged information war against Russia. According to this policy, the Russian official historiography is the only “true” way of interpretation of historical events for the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.

Both Nazi Germany and the Stalinist USSR were harsh totalitarian regimes, which directly caused the deaths of tens of millions of people. It is a proven historical fact that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact contained the Secret Supplementary Protocol, which assumed the division of Poland and other Eastern European countries between the USSR and Germany. Thus, the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact enabled the German and Soviet military aggression against Poland in September 1939, which resulted in the occupation of this country by Germany and USSR, triggering the beginning of WWII.

The Polish economy was revived thanks to the Soviet Union

The USSR provided huge economic assistance to ruined Poland, and the Polish economy was revived thanks to the Soviet Union. The recent statements of the Polish authorities is another attempt to rewrite history according to the current anti-Russian sentiments prevailing among the Polish elite. The USSR not only liberated Poland but also helped to rebuild this country.

Disproof

This message is part of Russian historical revisionism and part of a disinformation campaign portraying the USSR as a peacemaker and liberator.

The Sovietisation of Poland and other countries of the so-called Eastern Bloc after WWII was accompanied by terror, massive repressions, nationalisation of industry, expropriation of privately owned land, destruction of market economy and restrictions of civil and political freedoms. The Warsaw Treaty Organisation (the Warsaw Pact) was the Soviet Union’s “external empire”, where people faced daily strife, including shortages of food and housing. Read more about life in Poland under the Communist rule. As a result of the post-war Soviet “economic assistance”, the Polish economy was turned into an inefficient Communist-type economy, unable to provide its citizens with a decent level of life.