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Heinz-Christian Strache was framed because he was against sanctions to Russia and supported Nord Stream II

Summary of Disinformation

Heinz-Christian Strache was framed because he did not go with political mainstream: he did not scold Russia, supported the Nord Stream II and did not like sanctions to Russia. The logic is simple: if you don’t scold Russia, it means you agree with it and you will not be in the European Parliament.


Conspiracy theory consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia.

Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign due to allegations of corruption, after offering government contacts to a supposed Russian investor in exchange for help to his  Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) in the 2017 national elections.

German media has not disclosed the origins of the video, implicating former vice-chancellor of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache.


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Reported in: Issue 151
Date: 20.05.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Austria
Keywords: Heinz-Christian Strache, EU elections 2019, Russophobia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Radio Sputnik
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