Latvia instigates EU quarrel with Russia

Summary

Latvia is instigating the EU to quarrel with Russia. The Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete obtained European Parliament’s support on the issue of revising the EU strategic partnership agreement with Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. Pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory about Baltic states and Russophobia.

The draft report on the state of EU-Russia political relations takes into consideration the previous European Parliament resolution, Foreign Affairs Council conclusions, the Minsk agreement and the current situation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 136
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Latvia, Russia, EU
  • Keywords: Russophobia
  • Outlet: Sputnik Latvia
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Large number of MEPs did not vote for anti-Maduro resolution

150 European Parliament members voted against a resolution that would impose sanctions and an ultimatum on Maduro and recognise a parallel president, who is the chairman of Parliament.

Disproof

Manipulated numbers, employed to promote a Russia-backed, pro-Maduro narrative on Venezuela.

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The “Brussels occupation” has already cost Estonia 2.5 times more than the Russian and Soviet one

For a couple of decades in the EU, the damage from the “Brussels occupation” was 2,5 times higher than of its 300 years stay in Russia and the USSR.

The population has also decreased: from 1.57 million in 1990 to 1.32 million in 2017. The “EU occupation” of Estonia led the country to massive emigration.

Estonia is not capable to maintain its infrastructure at least at the level of so-called Soviet “occupation”.

Disproof

Russia occupied Estonia from 1940-1991. It has been estimated that as many as 80,000 Estonians were deported between 1945 and 1953. More than 22 000 of them never came home, because they were murdered or died due to inhuman living conditions in imprisonment or in forced banishment. Most of them are buried in graves without names.

Massive immigration from Russia and other parts of the U.S.S.R. decreased the indigenous proportion of the population. Before the war ethnic Estonians made up almost 90 percent of the population. By 1990 the proportion had sunk to about 60 percent. The highest decrease of Estonian population is registered during 1991-2010 and it was mainly caused by the emigration of ethnic Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians. According to Statistics Estonia, the population of Estonia is now increasing.

Belarusians are part of Russian people whereas Polish latin alphabet is used in Minsk metro

The concept of Russkiy mir, The Russian World, is an all-Russian nationm consisting of Great Russians, Little Russians (Ukrainians), Belarusians and Rusyns. As a result of cultural and information warfare carried by Anglo-Saxons the number of Russian speakers decreased at 50 million people over the last 20 years. Moldova chose a Latin alphabet, Kazakhstan will soon follow the case, while in Belarus a Polish type of Latin alphabet is used in metro and at road signs.

Disproof

The All-Russian nation is an Imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology which at present-time is one pro-Kremlin narratives aimed at weakening national identity of Belarusian and Ukrainians and these countries' sovereignty.

The number of Russian speakers decreased not as a result of actions by external forces but mostly as a consequence of natural decrease of population in the countries where Russian is widely spoken, foremost in Russia. A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative on intentional ban of Russian by the west.