Disinfo: Soros and other international financial oligarchs want Russia to let…

Summary

Soros and other international financial oligarchs want Russia to let them appoint the president and the prime minister in Russia and to provide them with a free access to natural resources in the country, mainly to oil and gas.

Disproof

No evidence given to confirm this conspiracy theory. Soros is often blamed in pro-Kremlin disinformation, for a number of things.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 67
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/04/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Big business, Energy, Natural resources, George Soros

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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