Disinfo: A “prediction” of Notre Dame’s fire found in a Rammstein video


A scandalous video by German rock group Rammstein, contains a “prediction” of the fire in Notre Dame de Paris.


Unfounded claims, presented without any evidence. Rock videos cannot really be referred to as "predictions".

According to French prosecutors, the fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral was probably caused by accident.

See more pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Notre Dame fire in Paris here.



  • Reported in: Issue 145
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: Notre Dame
  • Outlet: Vzglyad
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Three versions as for the origin of fire at Notre Dame de Paris: accident, Islamist terror attack, revenge of yellow vests

Accidental ignition during restoration works at Notre-Dame is still the main version of the ongoing investigation of the fire reasons.

But the fire at Notre-Dame began to storm too strongly and everywhere at the same time. This is not a gas station to flash from one spark. There wasn’t enough wooden elements to be embraced by such a powerful fire. Many experts doubt that the cause of the fire was natural.

The second version: revenge against Macron from the left groups of Yellow vests. The fire started directly before Emmanuel Macron was supposed to address the nation and he was forced to postpone his speech. In France there are a lot of ultra leftists of all colours, from Trotskyists to anarchists, perhaps this was a planned blow against everything that they hate: religion, state, and Macron as the formal leader.

All this, of course, makes the  “Islamist” hypothesis much less probable. However, it occurred on the day of the beginning of the Holy Week in France. And there were already numerous cases when terrible events took place at this particular time. So, the “message” is evident.


According to the official investigation, most likely an accident occurred due to renovation works activity, which started more then one year ago at Notre-Dame. In particular, according to firemen, the fire started in the area under renovation. The fire began from a spire which was encircled in scaffolding. Having collapsed in front of the face of journalists (the photo and video footage of the spire falling became very famous), the spire threw fire on all cathedral.

No other versions were advanced so far by the investigators.

Fire at Nore Dame de Paris may be linked to recent protests rallies

Today Notre-Dame died. Of course, the reason of “ignition” will be identified later, but the real reason is already apparent. France became a country in which people smash the windows of boutiques just because they are expensive, where taxes are so high that successful people leave. This is connected through karma with the fact that the magnificent cathedral, which very clearly represented impudent luxury and demanded more work than 36-hour-week, was burned down intentionally.

What will be constructed on this place in a country where now statistically every 5th citizen is named Muhammad?


According to assessments carried our after the fire was put out, the renovation is possible, even though it will take years. No statistics exist as for every fifth inhabitant of France is named Mohammed.

The investigation is ongoing. No versions of links, "karma" or real, with the recent protest activity in France were advanced by the investigators. So far the main working version is an accident occurred during the renovation works.

UK to use chemical labs for new provocations against Russia

The UK is planning to preserve its chemical labs, including the notorious Porton Down, to stage further provocations aimed against Russia, unjustly accused of using a nerve agent — which the West calls novichok — to poison two Russian nationals in Salisbury.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the Salisbury poisoning.

The report's baffling suggestion that demonisation of Russia is the sole raison d'etre of UK-based chemical laboratories, such as the century-old Porton Down facility, fits the wider pro-Kremlin narrative of pathological Russophobia permeating Western government offices.