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

Summary of Disinformation

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: 17.12.2017
Language: Russian
Country: India, China, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland
Keywords: Historical revisionism, Russian superiority, Asia, Sovereignty, Europe
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Zen.yandex.ru
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