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Does the US want to break down Russia into separate countries? Russian state TV references the CSCE's recent Decolonizing Russia discussion (it's indeed a government agency, isn't it?)

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    The CSCE is not the "US". It's just a random government agency that likes to talk. Jul 19 at 11:59
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    The video in the link you included clarifies that “decolonization” does not refer to breaking up Russia. Have you watched the video? Remember this site is for questioning notable claims. It’s not clear what notable claim you are questioning here. Also US government agencies don’t set policy, they act on policy. And independent agencies don’t even do that as much. It’s a strange world (the independent agency) but the statements of an independent agency do not inherently reflect official policy. Jul 19 at 13:01
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    @WeatherVane For a question to be on topic here, it's only required that lots of people believe it, not that the person asking thinks the source is trustworthy. I'm not saying this particular question belongs here, but "Russian State TV is not trustworthy" would not be a reason to close it.
    – IMSoP
    Jul 19 at 14:04
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    @IMSoP I get that, but the source isn't a reflection of what people believe, but an indoctrination: creation of that belief. Jul 19 at 16:20
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    @WeatherVane I don't get why that distinction matters. Are you saying we need evidence that someone was successfully "indoctrinated" before we investigate it? Wouldn't that apply to most sources in questions here, where what we're quoting is someone propagating the claim, not someone receiving it? Or is your contention that "nobody (even in Russia) believes the Russian state media"?
    – IMSoP
    Jul 19 at 16:22

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