Disinfo: According to opinion polls conducted by Polish sociologists, Poles hate Russians

Summary

According to opinion polls conducted by Polish sociologists, Poles hate Russians so much they are willing to align themselves with Ukrainians, whom they also dislike.

Disproof

Misleading information. The poll conducted by the Polish Public Opinion Research Centre in April 2016 does not mention "hate" at all. The poll claims that better attitudes are recorded for nationalities enjoying high standards of living, as they are a positive reference point, while feelings for nationalities characterised by lower standards of living are worse. More details on the poll here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 48
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/11/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
  • Keywords: Russophobia
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @ Pervyi kanal (time: 33:45 )
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Most importantly, a war between the US and Russia is not in anyone's interest and has not been signalled by the US in any way. bit.ly/29Clz6e, Bancruptcies in the US in January 2016 were down from in January 2014.bit.ly/2fIBPWx, The unemployment rate in the US is at 4.9%, as much as 81.7% of employed people are working full-time bit.ly/2fJcSXz, . According to research from 2009, 71% of the US population have access to emergency care. bit.ly/2fv0hr8,

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Disproof

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Disproof

Henichesk Regional Administration chairman Oleksander Vorobyov dismissed Russia's alleged help as a complete fake. The city is not receiving gas from Crimea, moreover, Crimea has no gas of its own to share with the mainland. More details from StopFake