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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue183
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia, Russia
  • Keywords: security threat, Western values, George Soros

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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