Disinfo: The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is a tool for the neoliberal globalists


Constantinople that struggles to keep its influence across the Orthodox World has become a useful tool for forces interested in the destruction of traditional religious systems in Europe. Together with supporters of the neoliberal globalist dystopia it is currently backing various non-canonical entities in the Balkans and Eastern Europe to achieve their own political goals.


No evidence given. Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western attempts to instigate revolutions in EU neighbourhood.

This message is also consistent with a narrative about the West challenging traditional values. Similar cases, where traditional values in Europe are attacked through "sects" can be found herehere and here.


  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: West, Orthodox Church, Coup, Conspiracy


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Finland opposed anti-Russian sanctions

President of Finland Sauli Niinistö at the Yalta European Strategy Forum (YES) in Kуiv spoke about the ineffectiveness of anti-Russian sanctions and opposed the appeal of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to continue restrictions against Russia.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that that the EU Member States want to end sanctions against Russia. Russian media presents out of context a quote from President Niinistö, who spoke at the YES forum after the president of Ukraine. In his speech, Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on European partners to maintain sanctions until Russia ceases aggression against Ukraine.

After Zelenskyy, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and President Niinistö took the floor. The full speech of the Finnish head of state touched upon the global challenges that have now arisen in the world community, including the problems of security and confrontation with the largest countries. There was no talk of lifting sanctions or openly opposing Zelenskyy’s appeal to preserve restrictions against Russia in the speech of the President of Finland. Niinistö only said that cooperation with Russia on Ukraine’s issues requires not only sanctions, but also other steps (see video from 13:04).

Ukraine could face new Chernobyl disaster due to a nuclear graveyard

Despite the Russian help, the Ukrainian leadership created a new nuclear graveyard right near Kyiv. This facility may lead to a new Chernobyl disaster in the future. The new nuclear graveyard impedes the development of the exclusion zone as a tourist route and forever assigns to it the status of a radiation-dangerous territory. In the future, the nuclear graveyard can store radioactive waste from European countries.


No evidence provided.

A new facility was actually commissioned in the Chernobyl zone.  This is not a “nuclear graveyard”, but a plant for the processing of liquid radioactive waste that was generated as a result of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. In test mode, the plant was launched in July of this year.

Gas prices are too high in Ukraine, it is necessary to conclude a contract with Gazprom

In Ukraine, gas prices are too high. The only way for the country not to freeze this winter is to urgently conclude gas supply contracts with Russia (Gazprom).


Another narrative that Ukraine will not survive without Russian gas.

In November 2015, Kyiv refused to purchase gas for the state’s needs from the Russian monopolist Gazprom. At the moment, all the gas used by Ukraine is acquired exclusively on its western borders. According to Naftogas - gas imports from the European supplies are, despite the Kremlin’s statements, cheaper than Russian ones