Disinfo: The US is developing climate weapons against Russia


The US is looking for climate weapons against Russia: Volcanic winter could turn into a nightmare for the planet. The US is developing ways to manage the climate to fight Russia. The White House and the US Congress have adopted a five-year plan for "climate interventions", which provides creation of climate control technologies. One of the goals is to combat "the emerging dominance of Russia in agriculture".


This is a conspiracy theory. The document referred to in it is the US' White House "Request for Input to a Five-Year Plan for Research on Climate Intervention" and there is no indication in the document that supports the conspiratorial notion that the US is 'managing the climate to fight Russia'

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in coordination with relevant Federal agencies, was directed by Congress to develop a five-year “scientific assessment of solar and other rapid climate interventions in the context of near-term climate risks and hazards",

There is no mention of Russia nor "the goal of combating the emerging dominance of Russia in agriculture" is mentioned.

This is part of a broader pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign against the West, particularly targeting the US. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets have a track-record of trying to discredit Western climate policies.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/03/2023
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US, Russia
  • Keywords: Climate, Russophobia
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Disinfo: US Government proposes 20 years of jail to VPN Users

A bill has been introduced in the US Congress that provides a prison sentence of up to 20 years for people who circumvent blocks using a VPN.

The bill proposes criminal penalties for using a VPN to access websites and applications banned in the United States. A fine of one million dollars would be added to the prison sentence.


Disinformation targeting confidence in the US government and freedom of speech.

In March 2023, bipartisan lawmakers partnered with the White House on legislation to ban applications suspected to present a risk to national security and more generally tackle National Security Threats from Foreign Technology. Some concerns began circulating on social media that this law will punish VPN users with 20 years of prison and one million dollar fines, with some claiming that the proposed text could be interpreted in this way.

Disinfo: War in Ukraine is a tool for the US to weaken Russia and subjugate Europe

With the help of the war in Ukraine, the US is trying to bleed and weaken Russia (by war and by the cost of restoration of Ukraine) and to completely subjugate old Europe under the strict control and dictate of Washington.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative undermining the statehood and sovereignty of Ukraine. The claim aims to deflect any Russian responsibility for the unjustified Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February 2022.

Contrary to what this disinformation story claims, the Ukrainian state is under attack by Russia, while the US and Western countries are providing support to Ukraine. The West supports Ukraine with military and financial aid for the country’s efficient self-defence, in accordance with the UN Charter Article 51, to stop Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

Disinfo: Poland can introduce its troops into Ukraine and to reclaim historical lands

The goals of Poland in this conflict were clear from the very beginning: a maximum weakening of Ukraine and a later reclaim of its historical lands, which would appear within the Polish borders. Soon, the Poles will be able to implement their insidious plan to introduce troops into exhausted Ukraine, taking over its western territories. Instead of trying to resolve the conflict, Poland delivers weapons to Kyiv in order to achieve the maximal weakening of both the Russian and Ukrainian Armies.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative challenging Ukraine’s statehood and falsely presenting Poland as a state with imperial ambitions. Apart from smearing Poland, the aim is also to deflect attention away from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This disinformation message has adopted different and sometimes contradictory forms, including allegations that Poland either wants to create a "puppet proxy-state in Western Ukraine" or annex these territories or that it is President Zelenskyy who wants to cede this land due to his “Polish origin”.