Disinfo: Soros invests in schools to destroy the national spirit

Summary

With the help of his foundation, Soros invests in schools, in order to destroy the national spirit. Without a nationalistic feeling, we will no longer be able to speak about nations, but only about individuals.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives portraying George Soros and his foundation as villains bent on destroying the national spirit around the world andthreatening national values.

Indeed, recently George Soros announced that he is creating a new university network to better prepare students for current and future global challenges. He is endowing the network with one billion dollars ($1 billion) and asking other philanthropists to contribute. The Open Society University Network (OSUN) will integrate teaching and research across higher education institutions worldwide. The network aims to reach the students who need it the most and to promote the values of an open society - including free expression and diversity of beliefs.

The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

Read more about how the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets target George Soros. Similar cases claiming that Soros foundation aims to destroy nations: Agents of George Soros are destroying Armenian statehood, and Soros is destroying Georgian values, culture and nationality.

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  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Romanian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: George Soros
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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about WWII and the Holocaust.

Of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, historians say about 1 million were Soviet. This narrative appeared to be adding an additional 1.5 million Jewish victims from eastern European areas occupied by the Soviets under their pact with the Nazis.

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Disproof

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Disproof

Recurring narrative of an ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign targeting Poland. This narrative aims at vilifying Poland by accusing it of being an ally and partner of Nazi Germany.

In his book The Enemy in the East. Hitler’s Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union”, German military historian, Rolf-Dieter Müller, does not argue that Poland and Nazi Germany jointly planned a military campaign against the Soviet Union, nor does he argue that the two countries cooperated in planning the “final solution” to the “Jewish question”.