Finnish concentration camps in Carelia: Finnish guards were paedophiles raping dying kids

Summary

Finnish concentration camps in Carelia during WWII: There is proof that some of the Finnish guards were paedophiles raping dying kids

 

Disproof

The article refers to proof but fails to provide the reader with it. The disinformation message consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about lost sovereignty of the  Western moral decay. A collection of earlier paedophilia-related disinformation cases can be seen here.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation message focusing on Finland and Russia's Carelia during the WWII. This time the topic peaked on pro-Kremlin media's agenda in October 2019 after Russia's Security Service FSB released "secret documents" about the conditions in the Finnish camps.

Recently, the emphasis of the disinformation campaign has been on Sandarmokh, where 7000-9000 victims of Stalin's terror were executed in the Republic of Carelia, Russia, 1937-1938. Hundreds of monuments have been erected in Sandarmokh to commemorate the victims.

To distract audiences from discussing Stalin's era repressions, beginning 2016, a disinformation message started being spread that among the dead were Soviet prisoners of war shot by invading Finns during 1941-44. There is no evidence to support the claim. Read the full debunk for Sandarmokh here.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 171
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Finland
  • Keywords: Paedophilia, WWII
  • Outlet: Ria FAN
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Disproof

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Disproof

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