In 1939, Finland was just like Ukraine is now

Summary

Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy and UK supported Finland in 1939. This is similar to the process today, when NATO is enlarging to the borders of Russia. Finland was then just like Ukraine now. It is our [Russia’s] territory.

Disproof

A "documentary" repeats at least ten lies about the Winter War and Finnish-Russian relations.

Finland did not get support from Germany. Finland was supported by the other countries mentioned, but only after the war started. This has nothing to do with Nato enlargement. When the countries of Central and Eastern Europe applied for NATO membership after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, it was of their own free choice, through their own national democratic processes, and after conducting the required reforms. This was done through debate, in peacetime conditions, and in a transparent way. Read more at NATO, Set the record straight http://www.nato.int/cps/ua/natohq/topics_111767.htm?#cl107. Ukraine is not part of Russia, but recognised in international law as a sovereign nation state, with its own flag, nationality, language etc, just like Finland was in 1939.

Debunked by the newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 90
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/11/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Italy, Denmark, UK, Norway, USSR, Russia, Germany, Finland, Sweden
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, Encircling Russia, Russian superiority, Ukrainian statehood
  • Outlet: OTR, Sankt-Peterburg
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Majority of Finns wanted their country to stay as part of Russia in 1917, and this is why a civil war started in Finland

Majority of Finns wanted their country to stay as part of Russia in 1917, and this is why a civil war started in Finland.

Disproof

A "documentary" repeats at least ten lies about the Winter War and Finnish-Russian relations. In 1917, majority of Finns wanted to live in an independent country, and that was also one of the very few things that united the two opposing factions in Finland. Roots of the 1918 civil war lay in the deep social, economical and political divisions of the Finnish society.

Debunked by the newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

Europe will become Muslim

Migration from Islamic countries will change the life on the European continent. The unending flow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East in the coming years will lead to a sharp increase of the number of Muslims in Europe. The number of adherents of Islam can grow threefold.


 

Disproof

The original research conducted by the Pew Reserch Center presents three scenarios concerning the Muslim migrants in the EU. The "islamisation" of the EU or any possibility of it is not mentioned.

According to the "high migration" scenario, Europe’s Muslim population would grow to more than 75 million in 2050 – about 14% of the continent’s population. While Muslims would be considerably more numerous in this case, they would still be greatly outnumbered by both Christians and people with no religious affiliation.

In 1939, Finland attacked the Soviet Union first

In 1939, Finland attacked the Soviet Union first. Finland provoked the Winter War by shelling Mainila, a village on the USSR side of the border.

 

 

Disproof

A "documentary" repeats at least ten lies about the 1939-1940 Winter War and Finnish-Russian relations. Debunked by the newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

Shelling of Mainila was a false flag operation where the USSR itself shelled the village in 1939. The USSR claimed that the fire originated from Finland and that the Red Army had losses in personnel. It gave the USSR a pretext to launch the war.