The West has shown its cards: Russia must fall in 2021

Summary

The main blow against Russia will be made in 2021, in connection with the parliamentary elections. There are no doubts whatsoever about it. All that is going on is just rehearsals. After all, the parade of the “opposition”, ranging from professional “protestutes” against anything in the world, via seasoned clients of the US Embassy like Navalny and his crowd, to the freak-show of possessed shamans – all this are only the casting. An attempt to select those, who in two years will be transformed into “great thinkers” and, hence, moving the “revolution” forward; a revolution that finally, to the joy of Washington and its allies, will erase the Russian statehood from the face of the earth.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, presented without evidence. The article is in line with a narrative that protests, in this case in Russia, are always financed by outside forces. Similar cases can be found here.

The article is also consistent with a disinformation narrative about Russophobia and about Western belligerence towards Russia.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 165
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, United States
  • Keywords: Protest, Encircling Russia, Russophobia, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Topcor.ru Tsargrad.ru
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‘Cherry’ on sanctions: EU’s fruit exports lose millions due to Russian countersanctions

Russian counter-sanctions affected EU fruit exports. Specialists note that the embargo, which Moscow was forced to impose in response to Western restrictions, led to losses of $170 million from sales of peaches and nectarines, and another $41 million from cherries. According to Russian experts, the European economy was significantly affected by the imposition of sanctions, while Russia received a boost to develop its own agricultural production.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative about Western sanctions against Russia claiming that they produce only positive effects on Russia (similar cases herehere and here).

The report published by USDA GAIN does mention that the EU stone fruit exports declined as a result of the 2014 Russian embargo. However, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service follows by stating that the loss of the Russian market has been "offset with an increase in exports to the other Member States and to third countries such as Switzerland and Brazil." Same for the EU cherries, whose main destinations are now Belarus, Switzerland and Serbia.

Imperialistic Poland feeds animosities between Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians

After the collapse of the USSR Poland revitalized the idea of Intermarium project, which foresees the creation of a buffer out of bordering states. Intermarium remains part of Polish domestic and foreign policies and illustrates its imperial ambitions. By attracting Ukrainian and Belarusian migrants, running a propagandistic campaign against Ukrainian and Belarusian governments and Russian world concept, Polish authorities aim to establish anti-Russian Intermarium and to feed animosities between the representatives of the [all-Russian] community.

Polish Giedroyc-Mieroszewski doctrine is still in place and envisages, among other things, weakening Russia by tearing Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and Caucasian countries away, pulling Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia in the EU and NATO, bringing cheap labour force from Ukraine and Belarus for the benefit of the Polish economy.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory and misrepresentation of actual Giedroyc-Mieroszewski doctrine. See here for a similar example. The message contains recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Poland's imperialistic plans to partition Belarus and Ukraine and to establish the Fourth Republic and to disrupt Belarus-Russia and Ukraine-Russia ties.

The mentioned doctrine was developed in the 1970s by Polish émigrés Jerzy Giedroyc and Juliusz Mieroszewski. The doctrine urged the need to rebuild good relations among Central and Eastern European countries and framed Poland's relations with Ukraine, Lithuania and Belarus as the foundation of its foreign policy. This called for Poland to reject any imperial ambitions and controversial territorial claims, and to accept the post-war border changes. The doctrine supported independence for Belarus and Ukraine. It did not promote the idea to establish a Polish empire at the expense of Poland's eastern neighbours. See here for more information about the Giedroyc-Mieroszewski doctrine.

No evidence of Russian meddling in the French and US elections

Numerous Western politicians, US senators and congressmen, as well as French President Emanuel Macron, have accused Sputnik and RT of interfering in the US elections and elections in France, but have never provided evidence for their claims.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative that there is no proof of Russian interference in the elections in Western countries and the US - see examples here and here.

In reality, there is evidence linking Russian state actors with interfering in electoral processes.