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

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

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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.

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Reported in: Issue 71
Date: 28.05.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, EU, Finland
Keywords: Historical revisionism
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Svobodnaya Pressa
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