Disinfo: Finnish blogger shocked Facebook: "This is why half of the world owes its life to Russia"

Summary

The Western history books are pouring total filth on everything that is connected to Russia. What are the real results of the Russian “aggression”? Finnish blogger Veikko Korhonen from the city of Oulu writes that half of Europe and part of Asia got their statehood from Russia.

Disproof

There is no such blogger from the Finnish city of Oulu, according to the fact-checking by the website Fontanka.fi. The photograph attached to the article represents actually Atte Korhola, a professor of environmental change at the University of Helsinki. A similar disinfo article appeared already in 2015 on the website Cont.ws. The article claimed that India, China, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland should be grateful to Russia for their sovereignty, which is recurring pro-Kremlin historical revisionism. Further debunking by newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

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  • Reported in: Issue 93
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/12/2017
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: China, India, Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia
  • Keywords: Russian superiority, Historical revisionism, Asia, Sovereignty, Europe
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Sanctions [against the USSR and Russia] have existed before, it is a game to destroy Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. The restrictive measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. They do not aim at destroying Russia. The economic sanctions targeting exchanges with Russia in specific economic sectors are aligned to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements. www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/ukraine-crisis/,

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As soon as the DPR and LPR are legalized in Ukrainian politics, tens of millions of Ukrainian citizens will openly support them. They will become – for sure! – a political force of the Left Bank [the entire territory of Eastern Ukraine, located on the left bank of the Dnieper River] and Novorossia will emerge in the internal Ukrainian … [politics]. [Former President of Ukraine Oleksandr] Turchynov and [current President of Ukraine Petro] Poroshenko will face charges for unleashing a civil war in Ukraine.

Disproof

No evidence given. On the contrary, according to the poll by the International Republican Institute Center for Insights in Survey Research, a combined 80 percent of Ukrainians nationwide and a combined 73 percent in the Donbas region believe that separatist-controlled areas of the Donbas should remain under Ukrainian control. Only six percent nationwide and four percent in the Donbas believe that these areas should either be separated from Ukraine or become part of Russia. As for the state of “Novorossia” or “New Russia” in English, pro-Kremlin media refers with this term to the regions of the South-East of Ukraine. There is no civil war in Ukraine. The war in Ukraine is a war between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory, repeating recurring disinformation regarding Western aggression. There are no neo-Nazis in the government of Poland. No evidence that Poland, Nato or the West have a treacherous plan to destroy "masculine origin" of the Russians.