Disinfo: Soros' "Army of Grant Eaters" is a threat to Armenian national security

Summary

The Soros Network, the “Army of Grant eaters” is a threat to the national security of Armenia. Because they spread anti-Russian sentiments and Russophobic propaganda. They want a deterioration in Armenian-Russian allied relations and thus, to weaken our security.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, with no evidence given. This is one of the common Pro-Kremlin narratives about “Threatened Values”. The narrative is adapted to a wide range of topics and typically used to challenge progressive Western attitudes about the rights of women, ethnic and religious minorities, and LGBT groups, among others.

These narratives also portray George Soros and his foundation as a villainous and bent on destroying Armenia and other countries, threatening national values. Read similar cases claiming that Soros foundation is organising clashes in Armenia and serving foreign agendas aimed at the collapse of Armenian statehood and that Armenia is occupied by Soros. The most recent case is about Soros’ office involvement in active transgender propaganda.

Soros has been accused (without evidence) of a wide range of sins: destabilising Europe, organising colour revolutions, attacking churches and traditional values as well as sponsoring the film "Joker" as a tutorial for colour revolutions.

Read more about how pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets target George Soros.

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  • Reported in: Issue 183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Armenian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Armenia, Russia
  • Keywords: security threat, Western values, George Soros
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40% of Holocaust victims were Soviets

40% of the (6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust) were citizens of the former Soviet Union.

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.

The new coronavirus is a US biological weapon

The appearance of coronavirus could be the result of the use of an American biological weapon. Recall the scandal in 2010, when one of the 400 American military biological laboratories deployed around the world was closed in Indonesia because it was conducting secret experiments with the bird flu virus. When the virus emerged from the laboratory and a serious pandemic began, the United States refused to provide information about its work to the Indonesian Ministry of Health.

Disproof

This is not the first time the claims that the United States is creating a biological weapon appear. It has been stated before in several pro-kremlin articles and talk shows, especially to comment on the story on Skripal poisoning and also to discredit the account of Yulia Skripal.

The comments about the US creating a biological weapon against Russians come from Igor Nikulin, who is usually presented as a former inspector of the UN Commission on Chemical, Bacteriological and Biological Weapons. According to Russian website “the Insider”, Nikulin has no connection with the UN. Furthermore, on his website, Nikulin describes himself as a supporter of a monarchy in Russia and proclaims his alleged descent from the ancient Rurik dynasty.

Poland and Nazi Germany planned a military campaign against the Soviet Union and the final solution

Nobody was shocked when the German historian Rolf-Dieter Müller, in his book “The Enemy in the East. Hitler’s Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union”, wrote that the Poles, who courted Hitler’s favour, jointly planned a military campaign against the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany, as well as the final solution to the “Jewish question”.

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”.