Disinfo: Denazification will be a massive problem in Ukraine after the war


The most complicated process in Ukraine will be denazification. This will be an enormous problem because since the 2014 Maidan, there has been eight years of brainwashing the Ukrainian population, starting with oligarchs in Kyiv but also of the whole Western Ukraine. This will be a very long process.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi Ukraine, part of a disinformation campaign aiming to justify Russia’s unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been actively used by pro-Kremlin outlets as one of the favorite tropes for years to denigrate Ukraine. This myth appeared during the Euromaidan popular protests in late 2013 - early 2014, falsely presented in pro-Kremlin disinformation as a coup. The Kremlin has been using this disinformation narrative since then to discredit Ukraine's shift towards Euro-Atlantic policy.

Read our recent articles on 7 myths of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Russian military buildup near Ukraine, and Kremlin fabricated pretexts for the further invasion of Ukraine. For further background, see vol. 1 and vol. 2 of the series “What he said and what it really means”.

See other examples of similar disinformation narratives, such as claims that Russia fights against Ukrainian neo-Nazis guilty of ethnic cleansing, that the special military operation aims to end the Nazi regime in Kyiv, that Zelenskyy uses the same Nazi symbols as Hitler, or that the West supported neo-Nazis in Ukraine, using them to weaken Russia.


  • Reported in: Issue 330
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/05/2023
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist, Invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukrainian statehood
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Disinfo: Inflation in Russia is between 2.5 and 3%

The quality of life in the Russian capital has surprised this politician and businessman.

The journalist was amazed at the availability of all Western products, the absence of shortages in commodities, and the fact that inflation was between 2.5 and 3%.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western sanctions on Russia. The claims about Russia’s economic success contradict factual evidence.

First, inflation in Russia has been consistently much higher than the figures stated in the article. Last year, after Russia's unprovoked and unjustified full-scale invasion of Ukraine, inflation rates soared to 20%. It only went down to about 3.5% after the base effect of last year's inflation took hold.

Disinfo: Von der Leyen believes that homosexuality is an integral part of the nomadic people's traditions

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will soon arrive in Astana in order to "contribute to the establishment of cooperation between the republic and EU industrial alliances in the financial and technological fields."

Or, according to evil tongues, a European lady is going to create "democracy" in Kazakhstan with the following amusing theses: Western and American democracy is the standard of proper statehood; Freedom of speech is the core value of Western society. The European official also believes that homosexuality is an integral part of the traditions of the nomadic people.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on the morally corrupt West, portraying the West as a decadent and immoral actor imposing its values and endangering societies. “Threatened values” is one of the most common narratives used by pro-Kremlin outlets. Read more here.

A recurring narrative promoting the message about the West provoking colour revolutions, trying to encircle Russia, separate and destabilise post-Soviet (CIS) countries, and isolate Russia. This narrative portrays any spontaneous disorders and civil uprisings in other states, especially the former Soviet republics, as West-funded "coups".

Disinfo: Polish authorities are fighting with the Russian Embassy school like fascists

The protest in front of the Polish Embassy in Moscow takes place against the decision of the Polish authorities to expel children and teachers from the school located at the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. This Polish behaviour should not be tolerated – the Polish authorities are fighting children, behaving like fascists.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative casting Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic States as countries that do not respect the history of WWII and its heroes (often, accusing them of supporting the Nazi ideology). The pro-Kremlin outlets regularly accuse the Polish authorities of Russophobia and inspiration of anti-Russian sentiments in order to reach particular domestic goals.

On 29 April 2023, the Polish Police entered the former building of the secondary school run by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. The Russian diplomats had no legal reason to use this building in line with an earlier Polish Court ruling. One of the rooms of this school contained Joseph Stalin’s bust – the propaganda of totalitarianism is a violation of Polish laws.