Freeing the World from the West: How Russia Threatens Europe with World War III


UkraineWorld has analysed how Russian propaganda threatens the West with World War III.

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the topic of World War III has been actively circulating in the Russian media. On April 30, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov declared that “the special operation in Ukraine is helping free the world from the influence of the West.” These statements enjoy great support from the Russian people. According to a sociological survey conducted by Active Group, 86.6% of Russians support the idea of Russia invading other European countries.

How have narratives changed?

Although Russian media had tried to play down the possibility of World War III before April, now they have shifted to a new narrative: “World War III is being provoked by the West and Ukraine, and Russia is only ‘preventing’ this course of action.”

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