The West persecutes the Russian Orthodox Church and prohibits Russian language

Summary

The West is promoting Russophobia, which is a type of racism. It regards Russia as a criminal regime (the West invented the situation in Salisbury), persecutes the Russian Orthodox Church (it wants to schism of the Orthodox Church) and prohibits the Russian language.

Disproof

No evidence given.

Neither the EU or US have ever called Russia a criminal regime as well as never prohibited Russian language anywhere or persecuted the Russian Orthodox Church.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Russophobia and Salisbury attack. Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning.

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  • Reported in: Issue 120
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Europe, Russia
  • Keywords: Racism, Anti-Russian, Orthodox Church, Russian language, The West
  • Outlet: ‘Mesto vstrechi’ on NTV
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The West is spreading atheism and Satanism through Ukraine

The West’s main goal for the next decades is to inject atheism in Russia, which is a direct way to Satanism. It uses Ukrainian people to turn turn the Christian world into Satanism.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence given.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Satanism in Europe. Please see examples here and here.

Europe is supporting Nazism to increase Russophobia

The Nazism and Fascism of the 1930s and today’s Europe’ support of pro-Nazi movements and parties in the Baltics and Ukraine have in common one thing: targeting the Soviet Union and Russia, and waging all kind of Russophobia. It is supported actively or passively by the West.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the West as Russophobic and Nazi. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Russophobia&disinfo_issue=&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=,

  • There was in fact a clear record of strong cooperation between the EU and Russia, dating back to 1994, when the two sides negotiated a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. Russia was identified as a strategic partner for the EU, and was the only country with which the EU held summits not once, but twice a year. A new EU-Russia agreement was being negotiated up until 2014, at which point talks were unfortunately suspended due to Russia's involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Negotiations were also in train on visa facilitation. There was also cooperation between the EU and Russia on a number of foreign policy issues, some of which continues to this day. The EU and its Member States have maintained a clear policy of reaching out to Russian society and youth, mainly through the Erasmus+ student exchange programme and other people to people contacts.
  • NATO consistently worked hard to build a cooperative relationship with Russia since the early 1990s, through the Partnership for Peace and creation of a NATO-Russia Council, and specific cooperation in the Western Balkans on and issues like counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism. In fact, as NATO points out, no other NATO partner has been offered a comparable relationship, nor a similarly comprehensive institutional framework: http://bit.ly/2e0TZnG.
  • In 1997, Russia was invited to join the G7 group of major advanced economies in the world, thus forming the G8. (At the time, Russia ranked 14th to 17th in the list of countries according to GDP: http://bit.ly/2dWb51l; http://bit.ly/2ejhOpw; http://bit.ly/2dqu4jQ). In 2006, President Putin hosted the G8 summit in Saint Petersburg. Russia's membership of the G8 was suspended in 2014 because of its illegal annexation of Crimea.
  • Russia joined the Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, in 1996.