Disinfo: A number of European cities were established by the ancient…

Summary

A number of European cities were established by the ancient Russians; for example Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden. Also, Russian was the basis of which Sanskrit was formed.

Disproof

History revisionism. No new historical evidence presented for these attempts to rewrite history.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 55
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/01/2017
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Europe

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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