Disinfo: Lithuania does not respect the Russian history


Lithuania closed project “Mission Siberia” due to pandemic and lack of perspective of improvement of relations with Russia.

For many years Lithuania has been destroying good relations with Russia. It hinders the efforts of the embassy of Russia to preserve the historical memory of the Great Patriotic war. Russian diplomats could not take care of graves of Russian soldiers or monuments of gratitude for the Red Army. Lithuanian authorities interfere in the activities of veterans' organisations.

“Mission Siberia” would be closed in any way. It could exist only if it would be a mutually respected historical policy between Lithuania and Russia. If Lithuania wants respect for its past it should provide similar respect for the history of Russia.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative accusing Lithuania of historical revisionism.

„Mission Siberia“ was founded in 2006 as a youth project of civic education and preservation of historical memory. Participants of the project went to Russia and former countries of the Soviet Union every year to care for the graves of Lithuanians, deported to Siberia during Soviet times. In 2018 Russia refused to issue visas to project participants. In 2021, it was announced that the project will be closed due to pandemic and lack of perspective of improvement of relations with Russia.

Lithuania has not prohibited the maintenance of the Soviet soldiers' graves. Amends to the rules on how third countries should look after monuments of their own heritage in the territory of Lithuania entered into force in 2018.

See similar cases: Lithuania is fighting against the monuments of the Soviet army and re-writing history of WWII; Ukraine and the Baltic states want to present the USSR as an “absolute evil” in WWII; Lithuanian foreign ministry tries to rewrite the history of World War II.


  • Reported in: Issue 242
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/04/2021
  • Article language(s) Lithuanian, Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Lithuania, Russia
  • Keywords: Historical revisionism, World War 2, Monuments
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Disinformation about racial justice protests and Democratic Party in the US.

There is no evidence to support the article's claims that militant groups of African Americans are intimidating or physically threatening Trump supporters, let alone that they are doing it on behalf of the US Democratic Party. The claims about the racial war, Apartheid in the US or state collapse also do not reflect reality. Attempts to exagerrate, fuel and exploit racial tensions in the US date back to the USSR and are continued by contemporary pro-Kremlin media outlets.

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The are greater guarantees of freedom of expression in Russia than in the West, including the United States.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on freedom of speech and press, which alleges that Western governments are increasingly limiting the freedom of expression and the independence of the media.

In fact, freedom of expression is under increasing pressure in Russia. Human Rights Watch's 2020 report highlighted the persecution and arrest of journalists and citizens in Russia following the tightening of restrictive measures on the freedom of expression, aiming especially to crack down on online activities on the basis of a 2019 law that increased the government’s censoring power over the media.

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Recurrent disinformation on the US' rule over Ukraine and the US dictating the future of Ukraine.

Ukraine is a sovereign and independent state with a democratically-elected president and parliament. The decisions are taken by the Ukrainian authorities: the President, the Verkhovna Rada, and the judiciary. Ukraine is not controlled by the US or any other foreign government or organisation. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are confirmed by resolutions of the United Nations and is respected by most countries in the world, with Russia as the important exception.. Ukraine is a member of numerous international organisations. It has hundreds of diplomatic and consular representations across the world.