Disinfo: Ukrainians travel to Hong Kong to share their experience


The situation in Hong Kong hasn’t cooled down and is getting more complicated. There are more and more foreign elements interfering in the Hong Kong affairs. There are reliable information that Ukrainian elements have joined in. They travel to share their experience to an audience in Hong Kong.


Conspiracy theory presented without evidence.

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.

For similar cases, see here.


  • Reported in: Issue 169
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Hong Kong, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Protest, Colour revolutions, Conspiracy


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The Baltic states are dying out and soon will be inhabited by people from Congo and Zimbabwe

Baltic experts have come to the conclusion that the only way out of the demographic catastrophe of the Baltic States will be the immigration from tropical Africa. This means a demographic surrender: Baltic States recognize that Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians cannot be saved from extinction and that the only way to stop depopulation of the Baltic States is foreign migrants.

So far the Baltic states cover their demographic shame with impoverished Ukrainians who are fleeing the “European choice” of Ukraine. However, the real fun for the  Baltic states’ authorities will start when people born in Congo, Zimbabwe, and Equatorial Guinea will become new Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians. After it happens, one will be able to laugh as the Baltic states finally get what they deserve.




This publication is a typical hahaganda narative aimed to ridicule the Baltic states by exacerbating the demographic decline that they face. In fact, many other eastern European countries experience a population decline, including Russia.

See our earlier story about Estonia-related hahaganda and earlier disinformation cases alleging that the Baltic states are dying because they chose not to be with Russia and that Lithuania will be depopulated in 20 years, and that decaying Latvia and Lithuania envy Belarus its strategic relations with Russia.

Russophobia as Western values: Baltic states’ policies equals to Third Reich

Russians in the post-Soviet countries have become hostages of local ethnocracies. Russian ethnic regions were mostly developed by Russians. Thanks to Russians many people of the Russian empire survived and preserved their national identity. But today local nationalists point at Russians as the main source of evil, openly falsify history, attempt to instil a sense of guilt and the feeling of inferiority on them. The brightest example is Ukraine, where the history of WWII is openly rewritten, Nazis and their accomplices are proclaimed heroes, and everything which has to do with the Russian World is discredited. At the same time, the Ukrainian nation itself was created by the Soviet power and the country’s infrastructure was mainly developed by Russians.

The same processes, at least covertly, take place in a number of other post-Soviet countries, including in Kazakhstan and Belarus. In the Baltic states, they introduce open bans on the use of Russian, on the right to get the education in Russian, and Russians are perceived as “second-class people”, in full accordance with the Third Reich standards. However local political elites are warmly welcomed by the European community. The double standards policy towards Russians has long ago become a business card of the Western elites. For them, Russophobia is often perceived as good manners. Discrimination of Russians in post-Soviet ethnocracies is actively encouraged by the West. Russophobia is turning into a symbol of conformity with the Western system of values and is an important element of the ideological war that the West wages against Russia.


This is a collection of conspiracies and ungrounded claims aimed to present Russians as victims of a deliberate plot of the West with post-Soviet countries. This is an illustrative example of the recurring pro-Kremlin propagandistic narrative about ubiquitous Russophobia in the West and post-Soviet countries alike. For background, read our analysis: The “Russophobia” Myth: Appealing to the Lowest Feelings and look at earlier disinformation cases alleging that Russophobia is the main activity of the Latvian state and that Russophobic Lithuania plans to tear Belarus away from Russia by dragging it into the Western energy network.

This publication also contains pro-Kremlin narratives about Fascist / Nazi Ukraine and the Baltic states, the persecution of the Russian language speakers, and belligerent West waging an ideological war and making plots against Russia. The accusation of Nazism is one of the favourite techniques of pro-Kremlin outlets as explained in our past analysis Nazi east, Nazi west, Nazi over the cuckoo's nest.