Disinfo: Latvia protects Nazi criminals


Due to coronavirus the march of Latvian SS legionnaires was cancelled. At the same time, Russia has announced the names of 96 Nazis criminals from Latvia who are alive and respected in Latvia. They managed to avoid responsibility by hiding in Nazi-loyal states.





Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Nazi/Fascist Baltic states, consistent with broader efforts of historical revisionism, to whitewash the role of the Soviet Union in the WW2.

For more information about the March 16 events in Latvia read here.

See related disinformation cases alleging that the Baltic States laugh at the memory of those who perished in Holocaust; that Nazis are in power in Latvia; that the Baltic authorities associate themselves with Hitler. 



  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Latvia, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Nazi/Fascist, Baltic states


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