Disinfo: The coronavirus represents the end of globalisation


The coronavirus epidemic represents the end of globalization. The open society is ripe for infection. Anyone who wants to tear down borders prepares the territory for the total annihilation of humanity. You can smile, of course, but people in white HazMat suits will put a stop to the inappropriate laughter. Only closedness can save us. Closedness in all senses – closed borders, closed economies, closed supply of goods and products, what Fichte called a “closed trade state.” Soros should be lynched, and a monument should be built for Fichte.


An apocalyptic narrative, depicting the coronavirus as a "plague" that might lead to the end of civilisation as we know it. EU, national and international bodies are coordinating measures to handle the spread of the contagion, treat the infected and maintain societal functions.

The narrative of the "imminent collapse" is one of the core instruments of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets, used to sow discord, panic and diminish trust in national authorities, EU and international institutions. Read about EU's response on the coronavirus here.

See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus here.


  • Reported in: Issue 188
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English, Russian, Italian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, George Soros
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The MH17 show trial is not about justice, but information warfare

The MH17 tragedy is back in the news after the start of this case’s show trial in the Netherlands, which isn’t about bringing the alleged perpetrators to justice or helping the victims’ families find closure, but waging information warfare against Russia in an attempt to “conclusively” pin the blame for this crime on its supposed proxies in Eastern Ukraine so as to ruin President Putin’s international reputation once and for all.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative aiming to discredit the International Joint Investigation (JIT)  into the downing of flight MH17 and the subsequent trial.

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) - which is comprised of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service officials and the Dutch police, along with police and criminal justice authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine - has concluded that flight MH17 was shot down on 17 July 2014 by a missile of the 9M38 series, launched by a BUK-TELAR, from farmland in the vicinity of Pervomaiskiy. At that time, the area was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. The BUK-TELAR was brought in from the territory of the Russian Federation and subsequently, after having shot down flight MH17, was taken back to the Russian Federation. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has concluded that the BUK-TELAR used to down MH17 originates from the 53rd Anti Aircraft Missile brigade, a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.

Lithuania is NATO’s dog barking at Russia and Belarus

Lithuanian politicians cannot have their opinion because Lithuanian politics does not exist as such. Lithuania has the same degree of sovereignty as a stray dog on a chain. In the east of NATO and the EU, Lithuanian political dog is tied to protect the yard. Its freedom is limited to the chain’s length and its freedom of expression is manifested in barking at Russia and Belarus. When the political dog is taken to the oversees farm it starts barking even more out of gratitude.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about lost sovereignty and vassal Baltic states, aimed to discredit Lithuania and other Baltic states.

Lithuania is an independent state, which makes sovereign decisions about its foreign and domestic policy. NATO's increased presence in the Baltic Sea region has been a request of the Baltic states. Following Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia requested a greater NATO presence in the region.

Democracy and freedom prevent Europe from fighting the virus effectively

“Free” Europe is the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. China can defeat it, Europe cannot. Because there is democracy, freedom and the virus lives by its own laws. So far, practice shows that the Chinese system copes with the virus as efficiently as possible.

WHO specifically recognised the effectiveness of Russia’s actions in combating the penetration of the virus and said that many should take an example from Russia.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, aiming to undermine the EU.

See related disinformation case alleging that Russia has found a way to treat coronavirus.