Disinfo: The US creates a belt of instability around their geopolitical adversary – Russia


The United States definitely has far-reaching goals in Georgia. They are connected with the intention of creating a belt of instability around Russia, their main geopolitical adversary. Do you need a situation in which thousands of protesters take to the streets? Easily! Therefore, the Americans will continue to do everything possible to “overlay” Russia with zones of instability.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative alleging the undue influence of the US in the post-Soviet space; painting all manifestations of popular discontent in the region as manufactured elsewhere, portraying entire nations as pathologically Russophobic, presenting colour revolutions as attempts by the West to encircle Russia and create instability around all Russian border.

The narrative has been applied, among others, to report about protests in Ukraine, Georgia, and Belarus, as well as to portray the West as an aggressive actor constantly preparing new coups.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the West destroyed the USSR, that the Hong Kong protests are the West’s revenge on China for not waging war against Russia, that the goal of the US global “Anaconda” strategy is to limit the living space of geopolitical opponents, and that the West's objective is to encircle Russia entirely thanks to the "Anaconda ring" and "Great Turan" doctrines.


  • Reported in: Issue 174
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Encircling Russia, Colour revolutions
  • Outlet: Sputnik Armenia
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