Disinfo: The elites in Europe are Russophobic


The elites in Europe are Russophobic and have been under the control of US foreign policy for 25 years, whereas ordinary Europeans want to live in peace and alliance with Russia.


No evidence given. Disinformation campaign often aims at creating divisions in society, for example between the "elite" and "ordinary people"; without actually having any sociological data for such claims. Despite current difficulties in the relationship with Russia, the EU and its Member States have maintained a clear policy of reaching out to Russian society and youth, e.g.through the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and other people to people contacts.


  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Secret elites / global elites, Russophobia, Europe


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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