Disinfo: There is no evidence of Russian cyberattacks mentioned by Western think tanks and media


There is no real evidence of the Russian cyberattacks mentioned by the reports of many Western think tanks and media. Western authors often make irresponsible statements related to political interests in the cyber sphere.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that Western accusations of Kremlin involvement in cyberattacks against foreign states are unfounded, motivated by Russophobia or political goals and lack any supporting evidence.

Government investigations in different countries have produced evidence of cyberattacks and hacking activities, sponsored by Russian state actors, targeted on foreign states and organisations, including Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Ukraine, the UK, the US, Denmark, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and the Davos World Economic Forum.

Since 2014 Ukraine has been the target of an unprecedented number of cyberattacks. Ukraine's security services attributed many of these attacks and cyber-espionage activities to Russia. Norway's Police Security Service (PST) also reported that hackers linked to the GRU took part in a 2019 cyberattack on its Parliament.

In 2020, cyberattacks linked to Russia have targeted companies researching COVID-19 drugs and vaccines, as well as major US federal agencies and civilian and governmental entities in the 2020 Solar Winds attacks.

Read similar cases claiming that No evidence supports the West’s accusations of Russian involvement in cyber-attacks and election interference, that There is no evidence of Russian involvement in the SolarWinds hacking attack, and that Accusing Russia of cyber-attacks is purely Russophobic.


  • Reported in: Issue 267
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/11/2021
  • Article language(s) English, Italian, French
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: Cyber, security threat, Russophobia, Internet, West
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Disinfo: In Italy, a tyrannical government has turned police forces into the Gestapo

In Italy, similarly to Australia, New Zealand and other Western countries, a tyrannical government has turned the police forces into a “health Gestapo” exploiting the coronavirus pandemic.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that Western governments have exploited the coronavirus pandemic in order to abolish liberal democracies and establish dictatorships.

Various lockdown measures taken by the Western democracies aim to protect public health against the COVID-19 virus, which has killed millions of people worldwide and is a real danger for populations around the world.

Disinfo: Nations are ruled by the dictatorship of the global billionaires elite

Nations have lost their sovereignty and are ruled by the dictatorship of the global billionaires elite.


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about secret global elites that dominate the world, control governments and are establishing a dictatorship over the world’s population. In the US, these elites are identified as the Deep State.

Analysts and researchers have pointed out that anti-Western conspiracy theories about all-powerful secret elites are a political tool used by the Kremlin to strengthen the domestic stability of the current regime and expand its influence abroad by emphasising Russia’s moral superiority

Disinfo: The 2020 US presidential election was massively corrupt

The 2020 US presidential election was massively corrupt. In the swing states Trump had a strong lead until the polls closed for the night. Then a wave of false votes was sent to polling stations in large inner Democratic-dominated cities, and by the time the polls were reopened, Biden was mysteriously ahead in every state.


Recurring disinformation about fraud in the 2020 US presidential elections, also aimed at discrediting the United States and liberal democracies.

It is not true, as the article claims, that a wave of false votes was sent to polling stations in large inner Democratic-dominated cities during the night. There is no evidence that the US 2020 presidential elections were fraudulent. Allegations of electoral fraud have been dismissed more than 60 times by different US courts and judges, both Republican and Democrat, due to lack of any significant evidence, including the Supreme Court on two occasions.