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America is Taking Hostages in Order to Influence Russian politics

Summary of Disinformation

America is taking foreigners as hostages, with the help of the judiciary. Russian pilot Yaroshenko is in American jail without a right to defence. Americans are taking revenge on advocate Natalya Veselnitskaya for exposing the cheater Bill Browder, activist Maria Butina was sent to jail as a Russian collaborator working for a foreign power. They are all held as hostages in order to influence Russian politics.


Russian state media are often using conspiracy theories as a means to apply a pro-Kremlin narrative.

Konstantin Yaroshenko was detained for drug-smuggling. Natalya Veselnitskaya was indicted for obstruction of justice. Maria Butina pleaded guilty to conspiracy against US. All cases have been handled strictly according to the US legal system.


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Reported in: Issue 133
Date: 20.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: US
Keywords: Maria Butina, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vesti Nedeli @ Rossya 1 (5:20 - 6:20)
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