Disinfo: US will interfere in 2021 Russian Duma elections

Summary

The United States will intervene in the 2021 Russian legislative elections for the State Duma in 2021, as it has always done in past Russian elections.

Disproof

Disinformation about alleged Western efforts to interfere in the domestic elections of Russia.

This narrative is aimed at discrediting reports and statements according to which Russia meddles in the election processes of European countries and the US by launching a counter-narrative.

Russian authorities have shown no substantial evidence to prove that US entities, authorities or the US government has committed actions that would constitute election interference.

On the contrary, the US intelligence community has found that Russian actors, along with Chinese and Iranian entities, tried to influence voters in the 2020 US Presidential election. Furthermore Robert Mueller's investigation concluded that Russia did interfere in the 2016 US Presidential election. Mueller’s report maintains that:

“the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities”.

Nevertheless, it states that Russian interference activities did take place.

See specific cases about the disinformation narratives of pro-Kremlin actors about election interference by various parties here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 225
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/2020
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Vladimir Putin

Disclaimer

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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