Disinfo: Estonia is a racist country, where people are discriminated based...

Summary

Estonia is a racist country, where people are discriminated based on their ethnic and racial background.

Disproof

Russian media, including the daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta, have started a campaign about racism and discrimination in Estonia. These stories often neglect the open criticism expressed by Estonian public officials and media about discrimination.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 3
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/11/2015
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Estonia
  • Keywords: Ethnic Russians
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"More and more Georgians are governing Ukraine", and that this...

“More and more Georgians are governing Ukraine”, and that this is a problem for Ukraine because this “Georgian community” in the Ukrainian leadership is on the Interpol search list and maintains ties with Chechen terrorists.

Disproof

German media reports described the opposite, namely that those Georgians involved in Ukraine’s reform process are implementing very strict reforms – that these changes and reforms are however “not to everyone’s liking” is strongly emphasized: bit.ly/20WKrZs, // No evidence for the other claims given.

Carl Bildt has connections to the "Azov batallion" in Ukraine

Carl Bildt has connections to the “Azov batallion” in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin is being “ mobbed” by Swedish media which is reporting in an unfriendly and unjustified negative manner about the President’s actions.

Disproof

No compelling evidence for these allegations is provided.

The recently published OSW report about the instrumental use of allegations of “russophobia” provides an understanding of why these allegations of a “russophobic attitude” by the Swedish media are being made: bit.ly/1kAeLsg,