INFORMATION WAR AGAINST RUSSIA-AN EVIL ATTEMPT TO TARNISH RUSSIA’S IMAGE
Since the age of Russian empire, Russia has been suffering from negative information campaign against her by western powers and after the world war 2 USA joined the anti-Russian band wagon of negative propaganda campaign. The tradition of western and American hostilities towards Russia is on usual mode till date. Anything Russian is being preached as negative and malefic. In this article the various angles of information war against Russia is going to be discussed.
PATH OF GOEBBELS
Hitler’s information minister Goebbels is no more present physically but his shadow and ideas are being worshiped by western and American imperialist forces. According to Goebbels if you tell a lie time and again ,it becomes true or almost an established truth before the public eye.As the lion’s share of media houses belongs to USA,west and their allies, so it has become easier for them to launch massive information campaign against Russia in every front in the guise of their democratic credential. It is difficult to find positive news about Russia in western or American media.But a reasonable person understands that a country cannot exist for centuries on the basis of negativity,if there are not much numerous positivity in the Russian shelf which ultimately boost the nation’s journey with several ups and downs. But this positive potential and enlightened spirit of Russia and her people are hardly high-lightened in the western or American media which claims to be democratic and impartial! They are interested to generate the negative impression about Russia and their journalists are trained according to the govt policies of their respective states to demonize Russia.
WHY IT IS SO?
The immediate and obvious reason which is known to everyone is that Russia is/was a great power which does not /did not support many western and American steps and initiatives to solve global problems considering the evil western and American designs to dominate the world order for the centuries to come.West and USA always favored and still favors a monopolar world where other nations would have less say in the international matter.The vague concept of using the term ‘international community’ to cover up American and western crimes in every case is not acceptable to Russia which wants a multipolar pluralist world.This concept is gaining popularity and necessary momentum by the emergence of new global economic and military power houses.This kind of situation is dangerous for America and it’s allies as it prevents full spectrum global domination.As russia is one of the important parts of the multi-polar world order,so it has/have to suffer the possible and targeted information campaign against her.
BAD PUTIN VS GOOD RUSSIANS CONCEPT
After the disappearance of Soviet Union Russia as a country suffered a lot in financial and military sector during yeltsin era with senseless and aggressive reforms better known as shock therapy which jeopardized the lives of Russian in every way.But when Mr Putin came to power,Russia for various reasons started to recover from the worst.Some prestige was restored and Russia did not fall in the line of destruction and dis-integration.West and USA,does not like prosperous and strong Russia as their obvious interest lies in looting russia’s natural resources with the help of puppet rulers and oligarchs(see the Khodorkovsky,levedev Brigade) by impoverishing, enslaving and destroying Russia. Putin stands against those evil intention of the hostile foreign powers and he is not willing to give up Russian interest. He wants to co-operate but on the basis of reciprocity and equal partnership.So he is being demonized in western and American media world on day to day basis and his leadership is grossly discredited by the western and American media houses which serves as the potent tool of various corporate and govt agencies to unleash information campaign against Russia and putin.During the election time,they tried very hard to separate Russian people and Putin citing that people of Russia is tired of putin’s rule and they donot want to see undemocratic(according to the opinion of hostile media houses)(!) Putin in power.The concept was represented in such a way that one would feel that Good russians are against bad Putin though by the grace of god,the design of their propaganda campaign greatly failed with high ratings of Vladimir Putin among Russian public.
INSERTING RUSSOPHOBIA IN EX SOVIET STATES AND EAST-EUROPE(ANTI-SOVIET PROPAGANDA BECOMES ANTI-RUSSIAN)
The hostile govts of western and American capitals are engaged in spreading russophobia in eastern European states and ex-soviet states.Anti-soviet campaign has been turned into anti-russian campaign.For these reason,they are feeding those countries with economic aids,European and NATO membership,funding anti-russian movements in cultural and political fronts.Also several news agencies of those countries are directly or indirectly funded by western and American intelligence agencies and govt organizations to spread utmost negativity of Russia angle.Those countries would not be told the positive stories of US-Japan partnership in spite of annihilating millions of Japanese by American nuclear bombs at Hiroshima &Nagasaki.These countries would not be told that how the former colonial powers like France,UK,Spain,Holland keeps good relations with their former colonies in Asia and Africa.These countries will not judge how the hostile UK has become the American partner by giving up their bitter past.At least Russia did not use atom bomb on them and invested heavily in their economies,infrastructure,education and supplied energy and raw materials at throw away prices or at free of cost.Soviet union was not a Russian empire but it has always been represented by western and American media as Russian empire,but people needs to know Stalin was a Georgian,Khruschev was an Ukrainian and the soviet union was a formation of 15 nations where everyone had a say on policy matter.Those who try to over-emphasize the fact of poverty,repression,famine,mass killing must know that how UK turned wealthy india into an impoverished nation,how western colonial forces including France,UK,Netherland turned Africa as a supplier of black slaves,how poverty,famine,starvation across asia,Africa and latin America exterminated more than 30 million population by the result of western colonialism.The story of genocide of Indian Americans(red Indians) of America,tribes of Australia will never be told to them.Russia remained much more civilized than those western and American powers.American colonialism in Philippines emergence of prostitution in greater magnitude in Thailand due to American and western imperialist forces will not be told by mainstream media.In spite of all American and western wrong doings,if those countries can keep good relations and co-operations with west and the united states,then why it will not be preached among the public of eastern Europe and ex-soviet states to maintain good relationship with Russia.Why the public of ex-soviet state would not know how Russia inherited and repaid soviet debts to various international lenders in spite of being a mere continuation not legal heir of the soviet union.But all these positive sides of Russia are ignored in the east European and former soviet countries for the purpose of American and western negative media campaign.Many countries banish Russian languages,some countries especially the baltic states persecute Russian minorities socially,culturally and politically.Painting false picture of Russia as an aggressor has become usual part of the propaganda campaign.The systematic fabrication of various incidents and facts have generated considerable hostility towards Russia.The western media hardly told that Georgia started the war first and Abkhazia&South Ottesia were a disputed territory since the fall of soviet union, like Kashmir,Nagorno-Karabakh,part of Cyprus,Korean and Japanese islands and importance on peaceful negotiations with the will of people should have been given importance instead of organizing warfare against Russia.
SUPPORTING GROUNDLESS PROTEST
Terming the opposition protests and demonstration as democratic is another trick of hostile Americans and westerners.Russian people are not aware of the ideas, concept, leadership of those rudderless movements but surprisingly people sitting in foreign capitals are knowing much more about the.This is obvious because these movements are funded from abroad to destabilize and discredit Russia which may suffer a lot at least in the world of image building. These protests and protesters have become their favored children to continue anti-Russian propaganda.
NON-RECOGNITION OF DEMOCRATIC PROGRESS
Russia is progressing rapidly towards it’s democratic goal and commitment. But west rejects categorically the fact and enhanced transparency of Russian democratic system, because if Russia can establish herself as a strong state with democratic values in the eye of the international public then it would not be helpful for the Americans and westerners trumpet about their own flawed democracies to take moral high ground in the international leadership. This situation blunts their attack on Russia in the world of mainstream and social media.
BANKING ON SO CALLED LIBERALS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FOREIGN FUNDED NGOs
Russian liberals especially those who are liked by west and usa are a dangerous breed of traitors who can sell their country for anything. If they can be tamed, funded and nourished they would fight against the leadership of country and ultimately they will come to power to ease the looting of Russian natural resources, derailing the process of modernization, removing military up gradation, disintegrating Russia further. Adding to that ,there are human rights organizations and foreign funded NGOs which get fund from abroad to continue information war against Russia internally by spreading money, by training confused Russians in foreign universities, employing Russian in various organizations with higher pay. These liberals and employees including their followers are against Russian interests and they tend to preach the concept of weak and feeble Russia under the west and usa.To be more specific, they are interested to turn Russia into western and American colony giving up the hard earned and well protected sovereignty. They operate through different media groups in print and in web to spearhead anti-Russian.
FALSIFICATION OF HISTORY AND OVER EXAGGERATION OF INCIDENTS-SUFFERING FROM HYPERSENSITIVITY
The rewriting and falsification of history to create misconception,confusion and discontent towards Russia and her policies are rampant by various western and American foundations.Their agendas are of 3 kinds-1)discrediting soviet union and Russia as a whole,2)focusing on the areas of confrontation and ignoring/suppressing the fact and incidents of harmony and co-existence for centuries,3)Giving boost to ultra nationalism, medieval identities and separatist ideas.Along with this the western and American powers are showing hypersensitivity towards various Russian issues over exaggerating the reality-their intention is to establish that Russia as a non-transparent country without law and to show heinous crimes only happen in Russia and nowhere in Europe or usa.Sergei magnitsky case,Russian adoption ban have been shown in bad light to vilify Russian image as a whole completely ignoring the fact that how magnitsky helped to steal Russian money,how Russian children are ill treated in the united states.The utterly gross falsification and distortion of the facts by american and European govt,media houses,academicians are running in the full swing in our today’s world of information.
SELECTIVE NEWS FOLLOWING
There are lots of positives happens to Russia domestically and internationally but the spotlight focuses only on negative incidents to establish Russia as a land of negatives with no positivity. The social and print media of west and usa tirelessly building the negative image of Russia with great design. It is difficult to find good news of Russia in a positive way in the media world of west and usa.This is the ample proof how the information war against Russia is being conducted with high precision.
SENSATIONALIZING MAFIA STATE AND RUSSIAN SPY CONCEPT
There is a growing tendency among western and American media,thinkers,political elite to term Russia as a mafia state. This is probably the most destructive distortion of reality.Yes,Russia had utter lawlessness after fall of soviet union, but from Putin’s era it continuously recovered and the law and order situation has become much alike Europe. If someone visits today’s Russia,he or she will realize what is the current reality. That does not mean there is no mafia or gangster in Russia, but it is like anywhere in the world. Doesn’t USA or west have crime bosses, mafias?The situation is almost normal. But what is being preached in negative tone by western or American media is one of the greatest lies.Espionage,spy-are not the product of cold war or product of today’s Russia. They were/are in every country in this world since the creation of ruling system. Does foreign intelligence agencies of USA or west employ spy? Certainly yes! So accusing Russia and creating fear about Russian spy are almost nonsense. The west and USA deliberately tagged the two words –spy and mafia with Russian identity through their expanded media and propaganda machinery.
SUPPORTING ANTI-RUSSIAN THINK TANKS
The trend of supporting anti-Russian writers,authors,media persons and think tanks are also an important factor of the information campaign led by the west and united states.They are placed in lucrative post in various organizations to formulate and propagate anti-russian campaign by using various means.These think tanks tend to influence govt decisions and public opinion in case of Russia and her policy essentially in a negative manner so that Russia remains as an eternal bad soul.
USING DISSIDENTS AND RUSSIAN DIASPORA
Unfortunately Russian dissidents and Russian diaspora are/were one of the greatest enemies of Russia throughout the decades as they dance on western and American money and many of them have evil intentions to come into power and work as western and American agents.Russian diaspora especially in western Europe and usa are engaged in anti-russian propaganda campaign with no moral ideas and values.They were never Russians but like wolves in sheep skin.Late Boris Berezovsky type people is the perfect example of that.Oligarchs who steal Russian money,the people who embezzle govt funds,the persons who are convicted corrupt criminals are/were being given asylum by American and western govts so that they could be used against the authorities as Russians speaking against Russia are much more reliable than the foreigners speaking against Russia.Many of the non-resident Russians work as foreign spies who are also part of various non-govt organizations and media groups.This is how they are used as a tool of western and American propaganda campaign against Russia.
Blocking Russian interest and investments by using various legal and extra-judicial method has become routine affair of western and American powers.It serves in two ways-1)it creates misconception about Russian companies and brands,2)it creates fear and apathy towards Russia by foreign investors.Russia, in this situation, has to suffer both in economic and media image front.
Russia will have to confront this campaign using media resources and through people to people contact and by promoting Russian language and culture abroad. In the coming days those negative campaign may be intensified by hostile forces but an united true nation state can sustain.Russia needs to allow some kind of pro-Russian private media houses for image make-over. Russia needs to create channels like discovery, animal planet,TLC to broaden the presence in the media world. RT,Voice of Russia are good initiatives but Russia needs aggressive showcasing of Russian ideas and culture which is till date not adequate.Russia needs to create own international dailies/prestigious magazines not funded from foreign land. RBTH and The Moscow news like web media should be given preference. The presence in social media especially in English speaking web and media world should be much more prominent. Russia has goodwill among Asians,Africans,latin Americans in a big way as Russia always stood by the oppressed. Russia must protect it’s interest modestly in all spheres including the world of information war and negative propaganda campaign.