Disinfo: Baltic states openly glorify Nazism

Summary

The Baltic states openly openly pursue a policy of glorification of the Nazis.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative attempting to link the Baltic countries with Nazism.

The Nazi ideology and the EU are based on opposite values ​​and principles. For further debunking see here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Baltic states
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist

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Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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