West supports Belarusian environmental NGOs in a struggle against Russia and Russian Orthodox Church


In Belarus, there is a large network of Western and Western-financed NGOs which conduct subversive activities against Belarusian-Russian relations, the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian language and Soviet legacy. In fact, the struggle against the Russian Orthodox Church is hiding behind US-financed solutions to environmental issues. Currently, a think-tank, a number of NGOs and around 30 online media attempt to discredit the church in Belarus and promote the idea of an independent Belarusian Church.


This is a conspiracy consistent with a number of Belarus-related pro-Kremlin narratives about the West's continuous attempts to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations including through the financing of the Belarusian opposition and NGOs, and that the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church is favoured by the West in order to organise a full-scale split from the Russian Orthodox Church.

There is no proof that Belarusian environmental NGOs conceal some darker purpose or that Belarusian online media and NGOs campaign for the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.


  • Reported in: Issue 156
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Belarus, Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West, Belarus, US
  • Keywords: Anti-Russian, Orthodox Church, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Fond Strategicheckoy Kultury, Teleskop, Vmeste s Rossiyey
see more

Zelenskyy continues a monstrous experiment to turn Ukrainians into the enemies of Russians

Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes the same speeches as Poroshenko did. It means that the monstrous experiment on turning Ukraine’s residents into the enemies of Russians will continue. Ukrainian army and repressive entities eliminate Russian cultural code holders. Some of them are killed with missiles and bullets. Others are eliminated morally, through imprisonment, church captures and reformatting children into Ukrainians through education and activities of patriotic organisations.


This message is a mix of ungrounded conspiracies and generalizations aimed at discrediting the Ukrainian authorities, the Ukrainian army, and at misrepresenting Ukraine's domestic policies. It is consistent with common pro-Kremlin narratives about Ukrainian statehood, discrimination against Russian speakers and Russophobia.

The recent law on the Ukrainian language does not forbid the use of Russian or other languages in private communication and religious ceremonies. Moreover, Russian and other languages can be present in book publishing, the press, including radio and television, education and the service sector. The law allows the use of other languages in the healthcare system and in law enforcement. In addition to this, the law stipulates that in accordance with the European Charter for Regional Languages and Languages of National Minorities, the government should develop a law safeguarding language-rights of the minorities within six months of the language law entering into force.

Zelenskyy is part of a Clinton-led global campaign against Donald Trump

Zelenskyy has begun distancing himself from Donald Trump, although all previous Ukrainian presidents demonstrated the highest possible loyalty to the US. It is clear that Zelenskyy has joined the worldwide resistance against Donald Trump organised by the mighty Clinton clan. Zelenskyy’s resistance to Trump’s attempts to normalise relations with Russia should be seen in this light. For the Clinton clan, Russia is a key enemy of the ideal world where preschool children are waving LGBT flags.



This message is a variation of a popular pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's 'American curators,' this time alleging that Ukraine's president is controlled by the 'Clinton clan.' Furthermore, this case is consistent with another common pro-Kremlin narrative presenting Russia's values as superior to the West's.

There is no evidence whatsoever that Volodymyr Zelenskyy is following orders from the Clintons and is 'distancing' himself from US president Donald Trump - this is a conspiracy theory. On 1 June 2019, Zelenskyy thanked Trump for inviting him to pay an official visit to Washington and referred to a draft US law on strengthening support for Ukraine as an important signal of a strong strategic partnership between the two countries.

Washington is behind Denmark’s attempts to obstruct the construction of Nord Stream 2

Denmark can delay the construction of Nord Stream 2 under various false pretexts, including environmental ones. The country has already turned down two proposals for the pipeline’s route even though they did not pose problems. By itself Denmark would dare to undertake such an adventure against Russia and Germany. Washington’s shadow stands behind Denmark’s back.

For the US, this is a win-win development. First, in case construction of Nord Stream 2 is delayed, Russia would have to prolong a transit agreement with Ukraine’s Naftogaz company. Second, if Russian gas is not delivered to the EU through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, then the EU would have to buy American liquefied gas.



This message is a conspiracy with no proof of US influence over Denmark on the issue of the Nord Stream II pipeline construction. It is consistent with the lost sovereignty narrative frequently promoted by pro-Kremlin disinformation sources and follows other disinformation cases on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.

Denmark is a sovereign state and determines it's own security, foreign and environmental protection policies. The Danish Energy Agency has recently  requested to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the new possible route for the pipeline before giving a green light to build the last segment of the Nord Stream II. In 2017 Denmark has also adopted a law that allows it to block the construction of the pipeline passing through its territorial waters on the grounds of national security. The law has not been invoked.