Die Fakten sind bei Märchen schwarz-weiß und leicht zu verstehen. Der Bösewicht ist immer grausam, schrecklich und heimtückisch; der Held ist rein, edel und ehrlich. Ein Blick in Richtung kremlfreundliche Desinformationskampagnen zeigt ein ähnliches Bild.

Diese Woche sah man wieder die schon altbekannte Weise vom Guten Russland und vom Bösen Westen. Einige Medien teilten die Auffassung, dass die USA bezwecken, Russland zu erobern; andere propagierten die altbekannte Sichtweise, dass die NATO-Erweiterung eine Aggression gegenüber Russland darstelle, was wir schon früher widerlegt haben und was auch von der NATO gründlich wiederlegt wurde. Der Beitritt Montenegros zur NATO wurde als westliche Verschwörung dargestellt, um Russlands Einfluss auf dem Balkan zu verringern; es wurde jedoch ignoriert, dass Montenegro selbst die Entscheidung traf, der NATO beizutreten. Die NATO-Erweiterung sei auch Schuld an der illegalen Annexion der Krim, wobei vergessen wurde, dass Russland die Kontrolle über die Halbinsel übernommen hatte und dass dieser Verstoß gegen das Völkerrecht nichts mit der NATO zu tun hat. Das Konzept der Russophobie ist wesentlich für dieses Weltbild und diese Woche sah man wieder einmal die falsche Vorstellung, dass „der Westen“ eine Verschwörung in die Welt gesetzt habe, um Russland all seine Ressourcen zu entziehen.

Die Präsenz von NATO-Soldaten in den baltischen Staaten wurde als „identisch“ zu den Angriffen Nazi-Deutschlands auf die Sowjetunion 1941 beschrieben und Angela Merkel „Führer des Vierten Reiches“ genannt—der Vergleich des heutigen Deutschlands, und vor allem von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, mit dem nationalsozialistischen Deutschland, kehrt in der kremlfreundlichen Desinformation immer wieder. Die NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in den baltischen Staaten ist, wie 2016 auf dem Gipfel in Warschau beschlossen wurde, eigentlich Teil der verstärkten NATO Abschreckungs- und Verteidungshaltung.

Terrorismus und Drogenmissbrauch

Nach den jüngsten Terrorangriffen hat die Desinformationskampagnen diese tragischen Ereignisse für ihre eigene Zwecke ausgenutz; das haben wir schon früher beschrieben. Diese Woche stand in in kremlfreundlichen Medien, dass der Westen vermutlich den Terror nicht bekämpfen wolle, dass er am jüngsten Terroranschlag in London selbst Schuld sei und dass die US-amerikanischen Geheimdienste den islamischen Fundamentalismus erschaffen hätten. Man las auch, dass der Anschlag in London inszeniert gewesen sei (die Idee der Operation unter falscher Flagge ist ein wiederkehrender Mythos) und dass die CNN eine Demonstration inszeniert hätte, bei der Muslime den Anschlag verurteilten—Gerüchte, die CNN in einer Mitteilung von sich wies.

Laut kremlfreundlichen Medien beweist dieses Foto, dass der Anschlag in London inszeniert worden sei.

Kremlfreundliche Medien können die Ukraine nicht eine Woche alleine lassen. Dieses Mal standen Drogen im Rampenlicht der Desinformation. Angeblich benutzen ukrainische Geheimdienste Drogensüchtige zur Spionage in der Ostukraine—es gibt nichts, was diese Behauptung stützen würde (und man kann sich fragen, ob Drogensüchtige wirklich der beste Weg sind, um an vertrauliche Informationen zu kommen). Man last ebenfalls auf der gleichen kremlfreundlichen Webseite, dass die ukrainische Regierung versuche, die Zahl der Drogensüchtigen in dieser Region zu erhöhen. Der offizielle Fernsehkanal des russischen Verteidigungsministeriums, TV Swesda, berichtete, dass der ukrainische Geheimdienst plane, über 200 kg Kokain in den Donbas zu schmuggeln und das Volk zu „betäuben“. Wie gewöhnlich gab es keine Beweise.

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The Ukrainian secret service is planning to smuggle over 200kg...
Additional details: The Ukrainian secret service is planning to smuggle over 200kg of cocaine to Donbas in order to destroy and "narcotise" its nation.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2rQYuFu
Disinforming outlet(s): TV Zvezda
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

No evidence given. TV Zvezda is a notorious disinformation-spreading outlet claiming e.g. that Ukrainian streets are full of nazi zombies: http://bit.ly/2sdOMNZ

Keywords: Donbas
Countries: Ukraine
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The accession of Montenegro to NATO is a plot of...
Additional details: The accession of Montenegro to NATO is a plot of the West against Russia and a treacherous attempt to reduce significantly the real influence of Russians in this Balkan country.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2s2vNEc
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (52:46)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. It is, as always with NATO accessions, Montenegro itself that has applied to join NATO. The claim about NATO "expansion" misrepresents the process of NATO enlargement. NATO does not "expand" but considers the applications of candidate countries which want to join. See: http://bit.ly/269ONPz; http://bit.ly/2e6J8oV; http://bit.ly/2eFPg9s.

Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO, Conspiracy
Countries: Montenegro, The West
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The Ukrainian secret services are using drug-addicted citizens of "LPR"...
Additional details: The Ukrainian secret services are using drug-addicted citizens of "LPR" for espionage.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2rilfDJ
Disinforming outlet(s): MIA Istok @ Youtube
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

No evidence given. MIA Istok is a notorious disinformation-spreading outlet misrepresenting the events in the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine.

Keywords: LPR, Secret services
Countries: Ukraine
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According to Polish MFA, no Ukrainian who fought in the...
Additional details: According to Polish MFA, no Ukrainian who fought in the Donbas war on either side will cross Polish border after June 11th.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2rmuPAI
Disinforming outlet(s): Korrespondent.net
Reported by: Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis Foundation, capd.pl.
Disproof note:

A fake screenshot of the official Polish MFA twitter account was used to support the claim. There is no record of the fake tweet on the official twitter account of the Polish MFA and no official position of the Polish MFA on the issue has been given.http://bit.ly/2rm3ePY

Keywords: Donbas
Countries: Ukraine, Poland
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The Ukrainian government is trying to increase the number of...
Additional details: The Ukrainian government is trying to increase the number of drug-addicted people in "LPR", they are smuggling narcotics into the "republic".
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2stx9u7
Disinforming outlet(s): miaistok.su
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

No evidence given. MIA Istok is a notorious disinformaiton-spreading outlet misrepresenting the events in the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine.

Keywords: LPR
Countries: Ukraine
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Leading American scientists confirm in the Bulletin of the Atomic...
Additional details: Leading American scientists confirm in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that the current goal of the US is to conquer Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sTndI1
Disinforming outlet(s): zvedavec.org
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Czech translation of the unz.com disinformation above.

Keywords: Anti-Russian
Countries: Russia, US
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Angela Merkel is a Führer of the Fourth Reich
Additional details: Angela Merkel is a Führer of the Fourth Reich. // The Paris climate agreement was supposed to establish the new world totalitarianism known as New World Order.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sTdO37
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Angela Merkel is a democratically elected leader, any parallel to the Nazi Third Reich is unsubstantiated. // "New World Order" is an usubstantiated conspiracy theory: http://bit.ly/1IYM13g // Paris climate agreement was adopted by a consensus of 196 parties (countries): http://cnn.it/1OojzIu

Keywords: Paris Agreement, New World Order, Angela Merkel
Countries: Germany
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Mainstream media are hiding the reasons why Donald Trump withdrew...
Additional details: Mainstream media are hiding the reasons why Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement; because it is a hoax and has nothing to do with climate protection. The aim of the Paris agreement was to economically destroy the USA and other developed countries.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2s1EH4M
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Already debunked by Washington Post: http://wapo.st/2tbB8bx

Keywords: Paris Agreement, Climate, Mainstream media, Donald Trump, Economic difficulties
Countries: US
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Russia is the only state in the world that is...
Additional details: Russia is the only state in the world that is making a ‘decisive contribution in the fight against Daesh’ and preventing ‘hundreds of acts of terrorism in Russia and all over the world’.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2skl5vK
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (34:41)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

There is an international coalition whose fight against the terrorists reduced the territory under the control of Daesh significantly: http://bit.ly/2s2klIH. Furthermore, open source analysis by the Atlantic Council reveals that Russian strikes were not primarily targeting Daesh http://bit.ly/2ezHF8K // As for the ‘preventing hundreds acts of terrorism in Russia and all over the world’ by the Russian military mission, no evidence given.

Keywords: Terrorism, Daesh
Countries: Russia
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As long as the West doesn't cooperate with Russia in...
Additional details: As long as the West doesn't cooperate with Russia in countering terrorism - which Russia has suggested many times already - the terrorist attacks in Europe, like the recent ones in the UK, will continue.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2skl5vK
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (05:07, 05:38)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. This is an often repeated narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation.

Keywords: Terrorism, The West
Countries: Europe, UK, Russia, The West
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CNN staged the group of British Muslims condemning the terrorist...
Additional details: CNN staged the group of British Muslims condemning the terrorist attack in London in its live broadcast.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sawCxJ
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) // Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

CNN issued a statement to adress the rumors: "This story is nonsense. The group of demonstrators that was at the police cordon was being allowed through by officers so they could show their signs to the gathered media. The CNN crew along with other media present simply filmed them doing so." http://bit.ly/2rcHx4P. Further debunking by Snopes http://bit.ly/2sKS9sW.

Keywords: London attacks, Muslim/Islam, CNN
Countries: UK
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European values mean paedophilia and homosexuality
Additional details: European values mean paedophilia and homosexuality.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2s2vNEc
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (01:07:36)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

European values mean respecting human rights and non-discrimination http://bit.ly/2rSsgtA. Paedophilia is illegal in all EU countries.

Keywords: Paedophilia, European values, Sexual harassment, LGBT
Countries: Europe
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The Western geopolitical interests are behind the recent London terror...
Additional details: The Western geopolitical interests are behind the recent London terror attacks. // The American secret services are the creators of the islamic fundamentalism. // The West does not want to fight terror.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2raJ5gB
Disinforming outlet(s): nstarikov.ru
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

Another attempt of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets to misuse terror attacks, as described here: http://bit.ly/2oAtl67 // No evidence given. // The West does indeed fight terror, the US-led coalition has helped local partners push Daesh out of 62% of populated territory it once controlled in Iraq and 30% of the populated territory it once controlled in Syria: http://bit.ly/2s2klIH

Keywords: London attacks, Islamic extremism, Terrorism, Secret services
Countries: UK, The West, US
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Germany and France organised a coup d'état in Ukraine in...
Additional details: Germany and France organised a coup d'état in Ukraine in order to transform this country into a ‘nuclear dump of Europe’.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2s2vNEc
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (34:41)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. furthermore, this is a common narrative about Ukraine in pro-Kremlin outlets http://bit.ly/2oIdfcf.

Keywords: Nuclear issues, Coup
Countries: Ukraine, Germany, France
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The Baltic states have become just a third-rate yes-man for...
Additional details: The Baltic states have become just a third-rate yes-man for the US. Soon, they will turn into people-less territories.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2rneawQ
Disinforming outlet(s): Voennaya Tayna @ REN TV (01:10)
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The Baltic states are independent states with independent foreign policies. For example, Lithuania had the OSCE chairmanship in 2011, the EU Presidency in 2013 and Chaired the UN Security Council in 2014, Latvia had the EU Presidency in 2014 and Estonia will soon start their EU Presidency of 2017. Estonia and Latvia are already members of OECD and Lithuania is on the way to become a member.

Keywords: US presence in Europe, Sovereignty
Countries: Baltic states, US
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The EU and the US have facilitated an unlawful election...
Additional details: The EU and the US have facilitated an unlawful election of the new Macedonian parliamentary speaker of Albanian origin Talat Xhaferi in a bid to foster Islamisation of Europe. The EU and US are trying to destroy a Christian state that has been opposing the mass migration in order to fullfill "the Kalergi plan" for destruction of European nations.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2t7CsfF
Disinforming outlet(s): protiproud.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Talat Xhaferi was elected by a majority of MPs: http://bit.ly/2rRdKSK // The so-called Kalergi plan is just a conspiracy theory with no basis in reality.

Keywords: Islamisation, Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, Elections, Christianity, Migration crisis
Countries: Europe, FYROM, Albania, EU, US
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Due to the visa-free regime between EU and Ukraine, Czech...
Additional details: Due to the visa-free regime between EU and Ukraine, Czech Republic is endangered by massive influx of Ukrainian workers.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2t112yv
Disinforming outlet(s): euportal.parlamentnilisty.cz
Reported by: Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
Disproof note:

The visa-free regime does not allow travel for the purpose of carrying out a paid
activity in the Member States, i.e. for those who come to work in the EU. http://bit.ly/2t232aI

Keywords: Visa liberalisation
Countries: Czech Republic, Ukraine, EU
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The future accession of Ukraine to NATO means an inevitable...
Additional details: The future accession of Ukraine to NATO means an inevitable war between Russia and the West because NATO is approaching Russian borders and will get another common border with Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sU2vrg
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (33:03)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. The claim about NATO "expansion" misrepresents the process of NATO enlargement. NATO does not "expand" but considers the applications of candidate countries which want to join. See: http://bit.ly/269ONPz; http://bit.ly/2e6J8oV; http://bit.ly/2eFPg9s.

Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO
Countries: Russia, The West, Ukraine
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A unit of women snipers from the Baltic states has...
Additional details: A unit of women snipers from the Baltic states has arrived on the frontline into Luhansk oblast.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2radThC
Disinforming outlet(s): miaistok.su
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

No evidence given. MIA Istok is a notorious disinformation-spreading outlet misrepresenting the events in the conflict zone in the East of Ukraine.

Keywords: LPR
Countries: Ukraine, Baltic states
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A video footage of policemen changing clothes proves that the...
Additional details: A video footage of policemen changing clothes proves that the London Bridge attack was staged by governments that wish to strip people of their liberties.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2ri8Mef
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

The footage does not prove anything like that. Yet another attempt of pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets to misuse terror attacks, as described here: http://bit.ly/2oAtl67

Keywords: London attacks, Terrorism, Conspiracy
Countries: UK
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European patriots from the Defend Europe organization are crowdfunding ships...
Additional details: European patriots from the Defend Europe organization are crowdfunding ships in order to fight NGOs that are smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean in cooperation with the EU.
Language / Targeted audience: Slovak
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2rNrfTG
Disinforming outlet(s): hlavnespravy.sk
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Defend Europe has indeed started the campaign, but the claim about "NGOs and EU smuggling people" has already been debunked: there is no proof for the claims that NGOs and the EU are cooperating with smugglers: http://bit.ly/2t7um6J

Keywords: Mediterranean, NGO, Migration crisis
Countries: Europe, EU
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The West has designed and is implementing a treacherous scenario...
Additional details: The West has designed and is implementing a treacherous scenario of depriving Russia of independence in international affairs and gaining unlimited access to Russian natural resources.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sf9TQg
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (59:58)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. This is a common narrative in pro-Kremlin disinformation, presenting the West as Russophobia and as aiming for depriving Russia of everything.

Keywords: Natural resources, Conspiracy, The West
Countries: Russia, The West
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The officials of the US Embassy in Moscow distributed money...
Additional details: The officials of the US Embassy in Moscow distributed money in cash among Russian opposition activists who have been visiting their office.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sf9TQg
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (49:00, 49:50)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given. Re-occuring disinfomation when protests occur in Russia.

Keywords: Destabilising Russia
Countries: Russia, US
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Nobody arrested or killed gays in the region of Chechnya...
Additional details: Nobody arrested or killed gays in the region of Chechnya in Russia; the whole thing is a special operation conducted by Western forces using gay men as a political tool.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sf9TQg
Disinforming outlet(s): ‘Mesto vstrechi’ (37:47)
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Disproof note:

No evidence given for this conspiracy theory. According to Russian independent media and international human rights organizations, by May 2017, over a hundred men suspected of being gay have been abducted, tortured and some even killed in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya http://bit.ly/2oWQnmG.

Keywords: Chechnya, The West, LGBT
Countries: Russia
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Ukraine has lost Crimea because of NATO enlargement to the...
Additional details: Ukraine has lost Crimea because of NATO enlargement to the East.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2sf3vbv
Disinforming outlet(s): svpressa.ru
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

Ukraine has lost Crimea because Russia annexed it, not because of NATO. NATO enlargement does not threaten Russia: http://bit.ly/2riL7Q1

Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, NATO, Crimea
Countries: Ukraine
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The US deep state is behind the Qatar Crisis, using...
Additional details: The US deep state is behind the Qatar Crisis, using methods such as making up fake news by CNN.
Language / Targeted audience: Czech
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2s1zjOV
Disinforming outlet(s): aeronet.cz
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Several media have pointed to related activities by Russian hackers http://bit.ly/2r2GyZU, http://nyti.ms/2sWX0rK, http://cnn.it/2qUuplM, http://cbsn.ws/2s8Q0Ld.

Keywords: Deep state, CNN
Countries: Qatar, US
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The presence of NATO soldiers in the Baltic states is...
Additional details: The presence of NATO soldiers in the Baltic states is identical to Nazi Germany's attack on the USSR in 1941.
Language / Targeted audience: Russian
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2rn2cn2
Disinforming outlet(s): Zasekrechennye spisky @ REN TV (2:58)
Reported by: Oleksandr Nykonorov, journalist for Depo.ua, blogger, researcher
Disproof note:

All three Baltic States are NATO members since 2004. Joining NATO was a long-term foreign policy priority when all three countries restored independence after 50 years of Soviet occupation.According to NATO, "NATO’s enhanced forward presence is defensive, proportionate, and in line with international commitments": http://bit.ly/2fZjTZ6 // It was agreed at the 2016 NATO Summit, where it was also repeated that NATO "does not seek confrontation and poses no threat to Russia": http://bit.ly/29wEikw

Keywords: NATO, Nazi/Fascist
Countries: USSR, Germany
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Leading American scientists confirm in the Bulletin of the Atomic...
Additional details: Leading American scientists confirm in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that the current goal of the US is to conquer Russia.
Language / Targeted audience: English
Link to the disinformation: bit.ly/2steIWL
Disinforming outlet(s): unz.com
Reported by: Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http://www.europeanvalues.net/kremlinwatch/
Disproof note:

The study is a comparison of US and Russian nuclear capabilities. American scientists do not say that U.S. are planning to attack Russia, they only say that from a technical point of view, the US are capable to destroy the entire fleet of Russian land-based missiles: http://bit.ly/2mQ1EUA

Keywords: Anti-Russian
Countries: Russia, US
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