Historical revisionism gets a modern spin as the pro-Kremlin media label the events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius a “colour revolution”
The New Year is as a time for hope and a chance for a new beginning. The pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets prefer to stick with the sad, old tropes, regurgitating the same lies as always.
Christmas is here, and so are the disinformation cases of "Europe Cancelling Christmas" - the Kremlin's own Yuletide tradition.
The examples of disinformation from this week offer a 360 degree overview of topics connected to Russia and the USSR. Where an apology would be proper, there is no remorse, only accusations.
This week’s disinformation can be split into three categories: on geopolitics, geopolitical conspiracies and weird conspiracies. Underlying is the idea of a global elite secretly pulling the strings.
Ukraine is back in the focus of pro-Kremlin media, as Maidan protests started seven years ago.
US presidential election dominated again world news this week, and the Kremlin and its media continue supporting claims on election fraud and Joe Biden's policy towards Russia.
The US presidential election has predictably dominated world news this week. While most world leaders and professional and reputable international media have identified Joe Biden as President-elect, the Kremlin and its media continue supporting claims on election fraud.
As America and many of her allies around the world are anticipating the results of Presidential election 2020, Russian state-controlled media is anticipating the violence in their aftermath.
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