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In 1801, Georgia joined Russia of its own free will

Summary of Disinformation

Georgia joined Russia of its own free will, which had a positive influence on its development.

Disproof

Historical revisionism is a favorite method in pro-Kremlin disinformation https://euvsdisinfo.eu/exploiting-commemorations/. Georgia did not join the Russian Empire of its own free will. In 1801 Russia annexed the Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti. Subsequently, Russia also annexed other kingdoms and principalities of Georgia. Further debunking at Myth Detector http://mythdetector.ge/en/myth/falsification-history-1801-georgia-joined-russia-its-own-free-will.

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Reported in: Issue 87
Date: 25.10.2017
Language: Georgian
Country of Origin: Russia, Georgia
Reported by: Myth Detector
Keywords: Historical revisionism
Disinforming outlet: Sakinform
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