Disinfo: The vast majority of Belarussians want to rejoin Russia

Summary

The vast majority of Belarussians want to rejoin Russia. Belarus is a fiction, since Belarussians are a local variety of Russians, and Belarussian is an artificial invention, spoken by Russophobes. Furthermore, only TV and radio hosts, language teachers and Russophobes actually speak Belarussian.

Disproof

A number of representative national polls show that, while a large part of Belarussians support various forms of political and economic integration with Russia, only 2-5% of the population support the idea of becoming one state with Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 46
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/10/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Belarus
  • Keywords: Russian expansionism, Media
  • Outlet: Regnum
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Europeans are very loudly calling for strong leaders like Putin,…

Europeans are very loudly calling for strong leaders like Putin, who can carry out unpopular policies in order to stop the current crisis. Now, the Europeans are faced with a choice: follow traditional cooperation with the US or breach it and cooperate with the Great Russian Empire.

Disproof

No evidence for these "very loud calls" given.

The US government is threatening Russian diplomats with criminal prosecution…

The US government is threatening Russian diplomats with criminal prosecution in case they attempt to be present at the polls during the US presidential election.

Disproof

No evidence given. Criminal prosecution of diplomats is highly unlikely as they are protected by diplomatic immunity. The Russian Embassy in Washington did issue a statement claiming that it received threats saying that presence of Russian diplomats at the polls could be seen as a criminal act (bit.ly/2ewYima), . This information remains unconfirmed by US authorities.