Disinfo: EU fiercely rewrites the history of WWII


For several years now, the history of World War II has been fiercely rewritten in the European Union. European countries destroy the memory of the heroic actions of Russian soldiers.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the WW2.

The European Parliament called the war as the bloodiest tragedy of the century, which resulted in millions of victims of authoritarian regimes of fascist Germany and the USSR. The European Parliament has also expressed concern about the efforts of the current Russian leadership to whitewash the crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime, and see them as a dangerous component of the information war against democratic Europe.

See a similar disinformation case: Latvia rewrites WW2 history.


  • Reported in: Issue 170
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: European Union, USSR, Historical revisionism, WWII, Nazi/Fascist


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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