Re-invention is usually about creating the future you want rather than erasing the history you have. That is, unless you’re in the pro-Kremlin disinformation space, where historical revisionism is a favourite tool which seems to have no boundaries.
This year, we reported a total of 1310 disinformation cases. From Angela Merkel to burgers and Danish pets, pro-Kremlin disinformation cast its net wide in 2017.
Was it a Jewish “ritual killing” when the last Russian Tsar and his family were murdered? Pro-Kremlin disinformation says yes.
This week, we saw a continuation of the trend from two weeks ago: polishing Russia’s soviet era history. Whereas last time we saw the Russian MFA incorrectly giving credit to Soviet soldiers for saving Bulgarian Jews, this week we saw further extreme historical “creativity”.
The Russian Ministry of Defence was forced to remove this story from its official outlet following Czech protests.