Disinfo: Baltic countries were not occupied in 1940, but returned to…

Summary

Baltic countries were not occupied in 1940, but returned to the arms of Russia because of objective social circumstances. The Third Reich was prepared for war against USSR by England, France and the USA.

Disproof

Distorting historical facts. USSR cooperated with Adolf Hitler's Germany during the first two years of World War II. USSR occupied Baltic states after 1940.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 34
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR, Russia, Baltic states, US, France
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, Baltic states
  • Outlet: life.ru
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