The Russophobic Baltics have no chance to overcome cessation of EU funding

Summary

The Russophobic regime of the Baltic countries is implementing policy that deprives them from opportunities to profit from trade relations with Russia. This leaves them without a chance to overcome the consequences of the cessation of funding from the EU, which ends in 2020 and overcoming the demographic catastrophe due to the use of Russian resources.

The demographic catastrophe means that from these countries the population is scattered across Ireland, England and other parts of Europe to work as hairdressers and carers.

Disproof

The pro-Kremlin media uses the Russophobia claim systematically on the Baltic states, but also on Belarus, and Ukraine.

Sanctions were introduced after Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17. The latest decision on a six-month extension of EU sanctions against Russian was taken on the 12th of September 2019, lasting until March 2020. Estonia's policies towards Russia are not limited to sanctions. The Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid, met Vladimir Putin in Russia in April 2019 and has invited him to visit Estonia.

The EU budget for 2021-2027 is still in the negotiation phase, but the European Comission has indeed proposed a 24% cut for cohesion policy for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania. However, when all the funds foreseen by the proposal are combined, the reduction for Estonia would be from 3,5 billion euros to 3,3 billion euros. As "individual Member State’s allocation cannot be less than 76 % of what it received in the 2014-2020 period," there will be no "cessation" of the EU funds.

The demographic catastrophe narrative is aimed to ridicule the Baltic states by exacerbating the demographic decline that they face. In fact, many other eastern European countries experience a population decline, including Russia. See cases alleging that the Baltic states are dying because they chose not to be with Russia, the Baltics will be inhabited by people from Africa, and that Lithuania will be depopulated in 20 years, and that decaying Latvia and Lithuania envy Belarus its strategic relations with Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: Baltic states
  • Outlet: Vegchel.ru
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The IMF is practically a US tool for financial warfare

The IMF has nothing at all to do with humanity, nothing at all. On the contrary, the IMF is practically a war instrument of the great power; the USA. That is quite clear, it is a financial war instrument used to exploit countries.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence. Consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the IMF.

The IMF is an international organisation with 189 members, including the US and Russia. The decision making at the IMF is designed to reflect the relative positions of its member countries in the global economy. The IMF continues to undertake reforms to ensure that its governance structure adequately reflects fundamental changes taking place in the world economy.

Gorbachev and Yeltsin were CIA agents, and the US earned trillions of dollars thanks to Kurapaty story

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Yakovlev, a member of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, were blessed by Margaret Thatcher to undermine socialism. On CIA instructions Yakovlev chaired the campaign on USSR destruction. His campaign included falsification of the alleged secret protocol to Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and Katyn tragedy, both based on Goebbels fakes. Boris Yeltsin, first Russia’s president, was a CIA agent too. He appointed CIA officers to each Russian ministry, destroyed Russian industry and agriculture, science, education, and health care system, and inflicted larger damage on Russia than Hitler’s or Napoleon’s occupations taken together.

Belarusian politician Zianon Pazniak has been a CIA agent too. His mission was to invent the Kurapaty story and to assign the crimes by Hitler’s followers to Belarusian people and USSR’s NKVD, thus contributing to USSR’s destruction. It allowed Americans to benefit thanks to USSR resources and technologies for trillions of US dollars. Present-time impoverished people and great Russian losses are a consequence of Pazniak’s activities.

Disproof

This publication is a mix of conspiracies and groundless allegations which aim to present the USSR's collapse as a plot of CIA agents among Soviet authorities, to put a blame for socio-economic difficulties in Russia on the West whose agent Boris Yeltsin allegedly was, to put in question the existence of secret protocols to Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and mass political killings by NKVD including in Minsk and Katyn. It generally falls into the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the aggressive West.

Alexander Yakovlev was the first Soviet politician to acknowledge the existence of the secret protocols of the 1939 Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact with Nazi Germany. However, their authenticity is well proven and cannot be considered Goebbels’s fake as alleged. The same is true for Katyn massacre, a series of mass executions of about 22,000 Polish military officers and intelligentsia carried out by the Soviet Union, specifically the Soviet secret police, the NKVD in April and May 1940.

The Estonian government warned Russia with a final military solution

The Estonian government has warned Russia about the threat of a “final military solution to the Russian question” if the “export of the Russian world” continues. “Immediate de-occupation of Crimea, Donbass, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia (the so-called“ Abkhazia ”and the so-called“ South Ossetia ”) is the first and indispensable condition. Russia should also withdraw its troops from Syria.

“After recognizing the tools of aggression by the Russian armed forces as an illegal armed formation and their further disbandment, the second stage will be the a tribunal over military commanders and politicians, negotiations on reparations and so on. Otherwise, Moscow may expect a final solution to the Russian issue by military means,” the Estonians threatened.

Disproof

The article is based on a text published on a satirical page. However, the article does not mention this information being satire. Thus, it is evident there is no evidence of Estonia threatening Russia.