Disinfo: Estonia and the EU spread lies about the USSR in WWII

Summary

The new reality of Russia’s guilt in unleashing the World War II is hammered into the Western and Russian populations by the EU. At the same time, the EU absolutely ignores the sacrifices and efforts that the USSR took upon itself so that Europe could be whole today. This is blasphemy by the EU.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation claiming that the European Union is trying to rewrite the history of World War II. See previous disinformation cases claiming that the Red Army liberated Estonia and that the resolution of the European Parliament shows that Europe has become insolent.

The European Parliament resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe stressed the fact that WWII was an immediate result of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The resolution is aimed at the promotion of historical remembrance about WWII and condemnation of totalitarian ideologies. See related disinformation cases here. 

The Estonian parliament has adopted a resolution “On Historical Memory and Falsification of History”. The preamble to the resolution condemns the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact along with its secret protocols, which led to the WWII,  the occupation of the Baltic States and the division of Poland between two totalitarian regimes. The resolution also expressed support for Poland and other European countries, which “Russia has recently blamed for the outbreak of World War II” and condemned “attempts of the authorities of the Russian Federation at rewriting history, denying the role of the Soviet Union as one of the main initiators of World War II and laying the blame on the victims of the aggression.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 186
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Baltic states, Estonia
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, European Parliament, Historical revisionism, WWII, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Rubaltic.ru, Ren.tv, Tass.ru, RT Russian
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