Disinfo: Mein Kampf is more popular than Harry Potter in Latvia


Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is more popular in Latvia than Harry Potter.


This plays into the recurring narrative that the Baltic states are leaning towards Nazism euvsdisinfo.eu/and-you-are-a-nazi-too/, Zvezda based its conclusion solely on the rankings of a single Latvian website, iBook, referencing a widget in the left bottom corner of that website reading: “The Most Current Books in 7 Days.” According to Polygrapg.info, iBook is a small online platform for individuals to sell and exchange their used books. The website describes itself as a “portal for book exchanges, sales and purchases.” Polyraph.info ran the site through SimilarWeb, a tool for measuring site traffic, and found that iBook ranks 338th in Latvia in terms of popularity, and 219,504th in the world. It is Latvia’s 149th most popular shopping site. Therefore, it is not even close to the top in any category. “Alexa,” the Amazon-owned web tool, ranks ibook’s Web traffic even lower – 878th in Latvia and 407,609th in the world. 6.6% of the sites recent traffic came from Russia -- possibly due to the fact that TV Zvezda linked to the site in its story. The four copies of “Mein Kampf” featured on the website are used 1995 editions of Hitler’s book, and are being sold by individual users. Further debunking by Polygraph.info www.polygraph.info/a/factcheck-harry-potter-hitler-latvia/29166375.html,


  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/04/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Latvia
  • Keywords: Adolf Hitler, Baltic states, Nazi/Fascist
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Disinfo: The provocation in Salisbury gave the last argument to exclude Russia from the discussion on chemical problems in Syria

The provocation in Salisbury gave the last argument to exclude Russia from participation in the discussion on chemical problems in Syria.


Conspiracy theory, no evidence given of a "provocation". Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria and Sergei Skripal poisoning. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=, On Saturday, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU. On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx

Disinfo: UK accusing Russia on poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter is Goebbels propaganda, nobody believes it

How was the incident in Salisbury presented? It was immediately packaged as Russia’s aggression in the UK. What are we talking about? We are talking about the fact that Russia attacked its own citizens in the UK using chemical weapons? This is incredible, this is already some level of the Goebbels propaganda.


Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s. https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264

Disinfo: Finns found a Ukrainian trace in the case of Skripal

Finns found the Ukrainian trace in the case of Skripal. After analysing the available information, a number of Finnish politicians came to the conclusion that with a high degree of probability, the special services of Ukraine may be involved in the case of Skripal.


Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=. One Finnish MP, Tom Packalen, has claimed Ukraine "gains from the situation". In its statement, the European Union - and Finland as an EU member state - expressed shock at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/03/19/statement-by-the-foreign-affairs-council-on-the-salisbury-attack/ For official Finnish position, see also: www.presidentti.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=373052&nodeid=44809&contentlan=2&culture=en-US, , formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=373443&nodeid=15145&contentlan=2&culture=en-US,