As a month has passed since the beginning of the scandal involving former vice-chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache, it’s time to have a look at the narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets to describe the events.
This week in pro-Kremlin media: stolen Syrian gold, Italians as EU’s poorest citizens, humanitarian aid that’s a front for weapon transporting and the good old Skripal case.
There is apparently no limit to how far the propaganda will go in trying to make the Salisbury attack look exactly like that: a joke.
Disinformation on Russian TV: Reported Chemical Attack in Syria and Skripal Poisoning “Western provocation”
The USA and the UK are now building a “Syria case”, as their Skripal case is “falling apart”, the new disinformation line goes.
When Russian authorities have a particularly bad case and are put in a defensive position, pro-Kremlin media always use the same technique.