Disinfo: The West attempts to drain Russian resources and wants to harm Russia-Belarus relations


The West’s aim is to bring discord in Russian-Belarusian relations, to pull out the countries’ resources on countermeasures instead of taking care of economic development and integration. Although Russia’s collapse would not benefit the U.S., it aims at preventing Russia’s development and distracting its attention towards external problems. The game around Belarus played by Americans is an attempt to provoke distrust and conflicts in Russia-Belarus relations.


This is conspiracy which is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Western aggressiveness and anti-Russian activities and West's attempts to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations.

See earlier disinformation messages alleging that the West is targeting the Union State between Belarus and Russia and attacks the institution of family in Slavic countries and aims at Russian resources.


  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Belarus, US
  • Keywords: Union State of Belarus and Russia, West, Anti-Russian, Conspiracy theory


Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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One of the misunderstandings about the global warming presented in the publication is that it mixes up climate, which refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, with the weather, which describes what’s happening on a much shorter time scale. Look for debunks of 'unreliable climate change models' and other climate change myths here. Preventing dangerous consequences of climate change is the key priority for the EU. 

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Latest U.S. and Polish activities, including speeches of American experts at Minsk conference and an information campaign of subordinated Belarusian media, indicate that they aim at provoking strict Russian countermeasures and pushing it to the conflict with Belarus. Under the pretext of taking part in a dialogue, Americans conduct information operations, targeting the Union State of Belarus and Russia. Americans need to bring as much distrust and discord in Russia-Belarus relations as possible and to do their best in inflaming the situation in Belarus on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. NATO military exercises Defender 2020 means that the large assault force is created in Poland and Lithuania, aimed at Belarus and Russia’s western regions.


The message is consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin narratives about Western aggressiveness towards Belarus and Russia and West's attempts to disrupt Belarus-Russia relations.

See earlier disinformation cases alleging that the West destroyed the USSR and is currently targeting the Union State between Belarus and Russia, that the Belarusian opposition, civic activists and independent journalists make kill lists for Western security bodies, that Russia saved Belarus from Western bombing like in Yugoslavia, and that the West's only interest in Belarus is to make it anti-Russian.

The U.S. uses all colour revolution technologies in Hong Kong to destabilize China

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This is conspiracy theory consistent with a recurring pro-Kremlin propagandistic narrative about US or West-funded Hong Kong protests.

Pro-Kremlin media have long used the narrative about anti-government protests being funded by the US. Examples include colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” revolts, and Ukraine's Euromaidan in 2014. Western non-governmental organisations are often targeted by pro-Kremlin disinformation as agents of this subversive and state-driven influence.