Tag "history"

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

Russia rains on D-Day parade

By Polygraph Maria Zakharova Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman “The Normandy landings were not a game-changer for the outcome of WWII and the Great Patriotic War. The outcome was determined by the Red Army’s victories – mainly, in Stalingrad and Kursk. For three years, the UK and then the US dragged out opening the second front.” Source: Twitter, June 5, 2019 False Historians agree D-Day was a “game-changer” despite Russian Foreign

Moscow lLashes out at Lithuanian criminal convictions of Soviet officers

By Polygraph Alexander Guschin Associate Professor, Department of Post-Soviet Countries, Russian State University for the Humanities Statement “Lithuania was not independent, it was not recognized by the international community, and accordingly the actions of the Soviet Special Forces and the army to end the unrest were legitimate.” Source: TASS Russian News Agency, April11, 2019 False Legal complexities don’t trump Soviet culpability On March 27, 2019, the Vilnius Regional Court sentenced

#PackOfLies. Does the Kremlin use Trotsky to warn the opposition?

By Donatas Puslys, Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, for StopFake “We will come back and destroy you all“, – Leon Trotsky said after the failed 1905 revolution. The governor of the Saratov region and the future Tsarist Russian Prime Minister, Pyotr Stolypin, replied: “You don’t understand one thing. Any religion built on blood is a monster that will sooner or later devour its children. Do you think you will feed

Edward Lucas: Threads of the past

By Edward Lucas, for CEPA Edward Lucas seams together a Soviet chic garment and the Kremlin’s inability to deal honestly with history. Nazi memorabilia is not cool. If you hold your nose and look on the internet, you can find flags, T-shirts and bumper stickers commemorating the Third Reich on sale at outlets that also sell pagan-themed cigarette lighters and Ku Klux Klan regalia. But no reputable retailer would stock

Сообщить о фейке
StopFake
Спасибо за информацию. Сообщение успешно отправлено и в скором времени будет обработано.
Report a fake
StopFake
Thanks for the information. Message has been sent and will soon be processed.
Suscribirse a las noticias
¡Gracias! La carta de confirmación ha sido mandada a su correo electrónico
Подписаться на рассылку
Спасибо! Письмо с подтверждением подписки отправлено на Ваш email.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Thank you! A confirmation letter has been sent to your email address.
Абонирайте се за новините
Благодарим Ви! На Вашия email е изпратено писмо с потвърждение.
S’inscrire à nos actualités
Merci! Une lettre de confirmation a été envoyé à votre adresse e-mail.
Sottoscrivi le StopFake News
Grazie per esserti iscritto alle news di StopFake ! Una mail di conferma è stata inviata al tuo indirizzo di posta elettronica
Meld je aan voor het StopFake Nieuws
Bedankt voor het aanmelden bij StopFake! Er is een bevestigingsmail verzonden naar je emailadres.
ZGŁOŚ FEJKA
StopFake
Thanks for the information. Message has been sent and will soon be processed.
Subskrybuj
Thank you! A confirmation letter has been sent to your email address.