Disinfo: The Washington establishment attacked China with the coronavirus: Russia is the next target

Summary

The outbreak is exploited by the Washington establishment and its allies to increase pressure on the opponents of the US-dominated global order. China became the first target of the attack. Now, similar developments could be observed in Russia. Large Russian cities and even government bodies (like the foreign ministry) are being targeted by waves of fake news and artificial hysteria. Anti-government, Western-backed forces operating inside Russia will likely work to exploit the coronavirus narrative to destabilize the situation in the country;

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

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  • Reported in: Issue189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: China, Russia, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Conspiracy theory, Secret elites / global elites, Colour revolutions
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Financial circles and governments are using the coronavirus crisis to achieve own goals

Financial circles and governments are using the coronavirus crisis in order to achieve own financial and political goals, as well as to cover crisis developments in the global economy (the Saudi offensive on the oil market is another sign of the crisis).

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

Panic in Ukraine due to coronavirus, metro banned in Lviv

In Ukraine, there is panic due to coronavirus. The country’s government imposed quarantine and banned Ukraine’s metros from working, announced President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The metro was closed, including in Lviv (western Ukraine).

Disproof

Indeed, temporary quarantine has been introduced in Ukraine, just like in many other countries, due to the rapid spread of coronavirus worldwide. However, Lviv does not have, and never has had, a metro. Metro systems in Ukraine can be found only in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro.

The "Lviv Metro" is a well-known Internet meme in Ukraine that makes fun of Russian chauvinism and Ukrainophobia. According to a legend, it was built "by Bandera during the Nazi occupation of the city during WWII using Russian slave labour, and its lines are in the shape of a trident."

The coronavirus pandemic is a turning point in history: world order is falling

The world coronavirus pandemic is a turning point in world history. Not only are stock indices and oil prices collapsing, the world order itself is falling. We are living in the period of the end of liberalism and its “obviousness” as global meta-narrative, the end of its measures and standards. Human societies will soon become free floating: no more dogmas, no more dollar-imperialism, no more free market spells, no more Fed dictatorship or global stock exchanges, no more subservience to the world media elite. Each pole will build its future on its own civilizational foundations. It is obviously impossible to say what this will look like or what it will lead to. However, it is already clear that the old world order is becoming a thing of the past, and quite distinct contours of a new reality are emerging before us.

What neither ideologies, nor wars, nor fierce economic battles, nor terror, nor religious movements have been able to do, has been accomplished by an invisible, yet deadly virus. It brought with it death, pain, horror, panic, sorrow… but also the future.

Disproof

The COVID-19 outbreak is a serious challenge to many countries, but there is no foundation for the claim that it will lead to a new world order.

See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus.