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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

Summary of Disinformation

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.

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Reported in: Issue 90
Date: 23.11.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: USSR, Russia, Finland
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Keywords: Civil war, Historical revisionism, Russian superiority, Russian expansionism
Disinforming outlet: OTR, Sankt-Peterburg
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