Tag "history"

Figure of the week: 80

By EU vs Disinfo 80 years ago: Stalin sending German Jews to Hitler Historical revisionism is an important strand of disinformation. The EUvsDisinfo database contains a large number of cases of this kind, most of which pertain to rewriting the history of World War II. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets are attempting to diminish the meaning of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, concluded between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany in late August 1939. The

Kremlin historians, fighting the war on remembrance

By EU vs Disinfo The disinformation campaign against Poland, reported in the Disinformation Review #180, is visible in the transcript of a discussion organised by the journal Russia in Global Affairs on “The memory of the history and its role in Foreign Policy”. Here, a group of historians talk about how to utilise history for improving Russia’s international position. From this transcript it is clear that Poland has been carefully selected as a

Sputnik: Revising history one infographic at a time

By EU vs Disinfo Every year on the 13th of January, Lithuania commemorates the events of 1991 when Soviet forces attempted to crush the country’s recently re-established independence. On that winter night, Soviet troops, still garrisoned in the capital city of Vilnius, attacked its radio and television centre, killing civilians who had congregated there to form a human shield. More than a dozen people lost their lives, and hundreds more

Ten myths get in the way of understanding Soviet-era dissidents, Davydov says

By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia In a detailed and heavily footnoted 19,000 word article for the Liberal Mission Foundation, Viktor Davydov, himself a dissident in Soviet times, says there are ten myths about dissidents that continue to get in the way of an understanding of those grouped under that term and their influence. He specifies that he is not referring to the official Soviet myth that dissidents were paid

Bulgaria Challenges Moscow: Sofia fights back against Russia’s distortions of history

By Janusz Bugajsky, for CEPA Despite Bulgaria’s NATO membership, Moscow has exploited its historically cordial ties with Sofia to undermine the country’s Western commitments. However, a struggle is now intensifying between traditional pro-Russia lobbies and Western-leaning activists who are reasserting Bulgarian identity. To fully affirm its distinctiveness, Bulgaria needs to reclaim its history, uphold its sovereignty, and thwart Moscow’s pernicious political influences. Russian officials have traditionally depicted Bulgarians, similarly to

Russian Foreign Ministry denies the Soviet Union occupied Estonia

By Polygraph Maria Zakharova Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson “On this subject, we would like to again emphasize that Russia’s position remains the same: we find it unacceptable to even use the term “Soviet occupation,” a construct some try to use to interpret the liberation of European nations from Nazi enslavement. Therefore, we also reject these legally void claims against Russia.” Source: Russian Foreign Ministry, September 20, 2019 False The Soviet

Russian diplomatic Twitter accounts rewrite history of World War II

By Eto Buziashvili, for DFRLab Official Twitter accounts amplified the hashtag #TruthAboutWWII in an effort to justify the Soviet Union’s signing of the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact Ahead of the 80th anniversary of the World War II Nazi-Soviet Pact on August 23, 2019, official Russian diplomatic Twitter accounts launched the hashtag #TruthAboutWWII to present a distorted narrative concerning the signing of the pact and the start of World War II. The

The fireworks of pro-Kremlin disinformation

By EU vs Disinfo This week is the 80th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact – a non-aggression agreement between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Labelled as the honeymoon for two dictators, it divided Europe into Soviet and Nazi spheres of influence, leading to World War II and all its tragic consequences. The day of the signing of the pact – the 23rd of August – is observed as a day of remembrance for victims

Kremlin using archaeologists in Karelia to undermine truth and whitewash Stalin’s reputation

Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia Moscow has deployed archaeologists at Sandarmokh, the site in Karelia where more than 10,000 of Stalin’s victims were buried, in a transparent effort to rewrite history a la Katyn by suggesting that those buried there were killed by the Finns during the Winter War rather than by the Soviet dictatorship throughout its history. Sandarmokh attracted attention beginning in the 1990s thanks to the heroic efforts

Russian politician calls HBO Chernobyl ‘anti-Soviet filth’, falsely accuses producers of distortion

By Polygraph Dmitry Yevseyev leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation branch in the city of Cheboksary “The Chernobyl series … is packed with petty anti-Soviet filth, which poisons viewers’ brains, thus becoming a deliberate, well-thought-out distortion of Soviet reality.” Source: Regnum news agency, June 13, 2019 False The HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” has been praised for its accuracy. On June 13, Russia’s Regnum news agency published a review

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