Disinfo: GULAG offered hot meals and warm accommodation for the prisoners


For city intelligentsia, former merchants and rich farmers, the conditions in the GULAG could be a nightmare, but for poor peasants, Lumpen Proletariats and abandoned children, having starved all their lives, the camps meant three hot meals a day, warm accommodations and some level of medical assistance.


A idyllic and false description of the conditions in the Soviet penal colonies. Encyclopedia Britannica describes the conditions as follows:

Most prisoners laboured under the threat of starvation or execution if they refused. It is estimated that the combination of very long working hours, harsh climatic and other working conditions, inadequate food, and summary executions killed tens of thousands of prisoners each year. Western scholarly estimates of the total number of deaths in the Gulag in the period from 1918 to 1956 ranged from 1.2 to 1.7 million.

Russian writer, like Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Varlam Shalamov have shared detailed accounts on their own experiences of the Soviet GULAG system.


  • Reported in: Issue 245
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/05/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: Joseph Stalin
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Disinfo: The West uses the OPCW to manipulate facts

It has been possible to deprive Syria of its rights and privileges within the organisation through manipulation of facts, blackmail and intimidation from some countries. The United States, France, the United Kingdom and other countries are continually simmering plans to eliminate the government of Bashar al-Assad, whom they hate, from the political arena.

Russia and the Syrian government have repeatedly accused the OPCW of bias in investigating incidents in Syria and questioned the findings of the Technical Secretariat.

The Syrian authorities state they have never used chemical weapons against civilians or terrorists and that the country's chemical arsenal has been withdrawn from Syria under OPCW control.

Russia admitted back in April that the OPCW is preparing a new pseudo-investigation to accuse the Syrian authorities of using chemical weapons. The initiative launched by the West to deprive Syria of its rights within the OPCW is staged.


Recurrent disinformation message about Chemical Weapons in the Syrian conflict and attempting to discredit the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

In an unprecedented vote on April 21 2021, member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog suspended Syria’s voting rights at the organisation as punishment for the repeated use of toxic gas by Damascus. The vote, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, marked the first time a member state of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been hit with such a sanction.

Disinfo: Europe’s liberal globalist government leaders have banned Dante Alighieri

Europe’s liberal globalist government leaders have banned Dante Alighieri and removed his Divina Commedia from school programmes. Liberal globalists have discovered that Dante’s Divina Commedia is politically incorrect. Europe’s leaders hate Dante's ideal of a chivalric society led by an aristocratic Christian elite, of a Europe inspired by spirit, faith, honour and great love. This is why they have banned Dante. They accuse him of insufficient tolerance. Dante is the latest victim of liberalism's cultural purges. By rejecting Europe's roots liberals are destroying that which is most sacred in the European heart. Liberalism and globalisation are anti-Europe.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about secret global elites and Western values.

There is no evidence to support the article’s claim that Dante Alighieri has been “banned” by European governments and that Dante and the Divina Commedia have been removed from European school programmes.

Disinfo: Moldova is just one of the stages of Romania's expansionist strategy in the east.

Recently, Romania's policy towards Moldova became more and more assertive. The ideological climate that is developing in Romania around the Moldovan issue is unhealthy, because it involves the forcible inclusion of Moldova into the "natural space of the Romanian nation." Moldova is just one of the stages of Romania's expansionist strategy in the east.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Romania, questioning Moldova's integrity and sovereignty without any substance to document it.

Romania adheres to international law regarding state borders and has no territorial claims upon Moldova. The development of the relationship with the Republic of Moldova is a priority of Romania's foreign policy, based on the communion of history, language, traditions and culture and on supporting the European aspirations of the neighboring state.