DISINFO: The hand of Soros: Sebastian Kurz was dismissed for "friendship" with Russia
  • Outlet: tsargrad.tv (archived)*
  • Date of publication: May 28, 2019
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 152
  • Countries / regions discussed: Austria, Russia
Sebastian Kurz Heinz-Christian Strache George Soros Conspiracy theory

DISINFO: The hand of Soros: Sebastian Kurz was dismissed for "friendship" with Russia


George Soros is behind the dismissal of the former Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz for “friendship” with Russia.


No evidence given. Conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives portraying philanthropist George Soros as a menace bent on weakening Russia. A no-confidence vote was passed by Austria's parliament in a special session, resulting in Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's removal from office . There is no evidence of the Strache affair being part of a master-plan against Austria or its chancellor. Both German magazine Der Spiegel and newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung have been open about their investigation. According to the media outlets, they obtained the video footage in May 2019 and published it after verifying its authenticity. Pro-Kremlin media has spread multiple contradicting messages about this case, without giving any evidence to back their claims.


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