Disinfo: ”Moldovan maidan” did not happen because Soros's person came to power


Those protest actions that were being prepared, the Moldovan Maidan, it did not happen, because George Soros did what he intended to – brought his person to power.


A recurring disinformation narrative claiming that Moldovan opposition was preparing mass protests that had to happen after the elections. This narrative goes hand in hand with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about George Soros as an organizer of "colour revolutions" around the globe.

A run-off vote in the Moldovan presidential elections took place on November 15. Maia Sandu, a pro-Western candidate, defeated current president Igor Dodon, the Moscow-backed candidate. The president-elect has always favoured closer ties with Europe, for which she became the target of the pro-Kremlin media who tend to label her as an "agent" of George Soros and of the West. The evidence used to support these claims is that some members of her team have received training and/ or scholarships from programmes funded by George Soros or worked at Soros Foundation Moldova.

Apart from that, before the first round of elections, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, said to RIA Novosti, that the United States would organise a colour revolution in Moldova if Igor Dodon win. Maia Sandu, commenting on this statement, said that she did not know what the USA was preparing, but if the elections are free and fair, people will have no reason to protest.

See here other cases targetting Maia Sandu.


  • Reported in: Issue 221
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/11/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Moldova, Belarus
  • Keywords: Maia Sandu, Igor Dodon, Colour revolutions, George Soros, Elections
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Disinfo: LNG terminal is too expensive for Lithuania

Lithuania will pay for the consultations of experts who will advise how to redeem the LNG terminal-ship Independence. This project is too expensive for Lithuania. The employment of the experts is an additional investment. The LNG terminal project was not successful for Lithuania because it wants to be independent of Russian gas but is now exporting gas to the terminal mainly from Russia and Norway. The LNG terminal is economically useless, and Lithuania is paying for its political phobias.


Disinformation around Lithuania's LNG terminal.

The building of the LNG terminal in Klaipeda harbor in 2014 ended Lithuania's energy and economic dependence on Russian gas. It broke the Russian gas monopoly in the country and ensures Lithuania's energy security.

Disinfo: As a president, Joe Biden will continue the demonisation of Russia

Old Joe intends to continue the demonisation of Russia. That means that any mistake he makes can always be attributed to the creepy Moscow and insidious Putin.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Joe Biden, mixed with a narrative alleging that the US indulges in anti-Russian politics.

Joe Biden does not demonise Russia but points out the problems that exist between the two countries. He especially criticised the Kremlin's aggressive actions against Ukraine and called on Putin to end the occupation of Crimea. However, Joe Biden and Russia's current leadership have similar views on nuclear arms control. Joe Biden has already said that he would seek ways to extend the New START treaty for another five years.

Disinfo: Twitter, Facebook and Google are meddling into US elections and Russia

Now the US has another trouble. Large IT companies are meddling in their election: Twitter, Facebook, Google. They are censoring the republicans, smearing Trump and dominating with their pretense to determine what is good and what isn’t for billions of people and for the Americans.

Is this meddling? 100%. The rule by the people that were not elected. […] What gives them the right to meddle in elections? Never mind American, but Russian? And Russian way of life as such?


Pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western social media companies and censorship. The disinformation message appeared after YouTube flagged a broadcast of "Vesti Nedeli" as potentially inappropriate or offensive to some audiences. Despite the label users wishing to view the content can still do so.

There is no basis to the claims that social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook or Google were meddling in the US election or engaging in censorship. Ahead of the 2020 Presidential election in the US the companies took it upon themselves to adopt additional measures to protect the integrity of election, which included promoting authoritative information, limiting political ads, and labelling misleading information among other means. The companies apply these measures in line with the community standards that users accept upon using the platforms.