Conspiracy theories against Russia are back. US TV station MSNBC is doing its best yet to spread the theory that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. “Do you think that the president is afraid to make Putin mad because maybe Putin did help him win the election and he doesn’t want to make him mad for 2020?”, anchorman Chuck Todd asked former National Security Advisor John Bolton in an interview in the show Meet the Press. This caused commotion in social media, since the Democrats’ affirmation that Trump colluded with Russia to somehow ‘steal’ the presidency seemed to have been put to rest after an attempt to impeach the president that came to nowhere. Bolton avoided Todd’s bait and said that there was “no evidence” that the president colluded with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Todd tried to put some distance and clarified several times that he wasn’t talking about “collusion”, without explaining what he was talking about if it wasn’t of “collusion”.
The propaganda of radical ideas is intensifying in Georgia. One of the examples is the release of Mein Kampf’s new edition this year, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the victory and 100th anniversary of the genocide of South Ossetian people.
Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative portraying other countries as Nazis and an unfounded claim on Mein Kampf as a best-seller in Georgia. Old editions of the book in Georgian can be found in online bookshops and university libraries. Fact-checker Myth Detector reached out to the main publishers in Georgia. None of them have released the new edition of Mein Kampf. See similar cases that Mein Kampf is more popular than Harry Potter in Latvia here.