Disinfo: Austrian doping investigation of Russian biathletes is a provocation

Summary

Austrian doping investigation of Russian biathletes is a provocation”.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Austrian authorities are investigating doping and corruption related offences involving the International Biathlon Union. Alleging that official doping investigations are Western geopolitical tools and provocations against Russia are among recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Austria
  • Keywords: Doping

Disclaimer

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Disproof
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