Disinfo: The German Elites have made their move: “Russia needs to know its place”

Summary

It is apparant that the German elites have made their move and that Germany has started a certain game against the Russians. But who manages the process? Is this the German government, or are the punches made by certain individuals? The signal is obvious: “Russia needs to know its place”.

Disproof

An unfounded claim on German policies towards Russia and a trope, consistent with the narrative of elites, scheming against Russia. Germany has expressed support for a comprehensive dialogue with the Russian state leadership, but is also demanding that Russia respects its own national laws and its committments to International laws and agreements.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 231
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/02/2021
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Germany
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Secret elites / global elites

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Disproof

An unfounded claim, consistent with a trope, suggesting that European governments have the rights to "steal children" from their families, and, potentially, handing them over to "perverts". Similar stories can be found here and here.

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In practice, the results were evaluated by the European Office of the World Health Organisation. On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron allowed Sputnik V to be used in his country.

Disproof

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Disproof

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