Finnish people lived better as part of the Russian empire…

Summary

Finnish people lived better as part of the Russian empire than now in the European Union, according to a Finnish historian.

Disproof

Re-occuring disinformation, usually about the Baltic States though, that countries were better off under Russian/Soviet rule than today bit.ly/2lBzobb, . Moreover, the historian cited in the article claims not to have been interviewed. The other expert interviewed for the article, Johan Bäckman, is a well-known pro-Kremlin mouthpiece in Finland.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 71
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, EU, Finland
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism
  • Outlet: Svobodnaya Pressa
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The downing of flight MH17 was a false-flag operation prepared…

The downing of flight MH17 was a false-flag operation prepared in order to discredit Russia. Its investigation by an international committee of experts was manipulated.

Disproof

Often re-occuring disinformation, both regarding the MH17 case but also claims about false flag operations in several other situations such as Syria gas attacks for example bit.ly/2pkPadA, .