Disinfo: Russian universities are among the top in the world


The Moscow State University and St. Petersburg University are in the top 50 best universities in the world with Moscow university ranking at number 20.


Pervyi Kanal does not mention the name of the ranking. The newest statistics were published recently by QS Graduate Employability Rankings. According to QS, Moscow State University is ranked number 90 and St. Petersburg University - 235. Neither the other rankings mention Russian universities in high positions. More information on The Insider: https://theins.ru/antifake/116646


  • Reported in: Issue 118
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: fake statistics, education
  • Outlet: Pervyi Kanal
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Allegations about the Syrian government troops using chemical weapons: aimed at Germany to stop Nord Stream 2

There is no reason to use chemical weapons in the cities in Syria, it has no effect, and there are no chemical weapons in the country. Allegations about the Syrian government troops using chemical weapons are totally absurd. — The allegations are aimed at putting pressure on Germany to stop the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and preserving the US hegemony in the world.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attacks in Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77488&date= euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=

There is no logical connection between Syrian regime using chemical weapons and some third countries putting pressure on Germany to stop Nord Stream 2.

Life expectancy in Russia has increased by seven years over the past decade

Life expectancy in Russia has increased by seven years over the past decade, says the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.


The WHO Regional office for Europe's report for 2018 presents life expectancy at the European level, and not by country. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service data, life expectancy in 2016 was 67,99 years and in 2017 - 72,3 years, so it increased by 4,31 years over the past decade.

Further debunk by The insider. Similar case debunked earlier this year by Polygraph.

The speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada calls Hitler “the biggest” democrat

Andriy Parubiy, speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, praised Adolf Hitler during a talk show, calling him “the biggest” democrat.


In fact, Parubiy did not call call Hitler “the biggest” democrat and he did not ask to remember Hitler’s “contribution”. He reminded people of how Hitler had actively used direct democracy for his own purposes.

Original statement: "You’re right, with respect to the law on referendums. This is one of the questions which we must resolve, and resolve very competently and fairly. (..) However there is ongoing discussion over the law on Ukrainian referendums. I am myself a strong supporter of direct democracy. I even studied it at an academic level. Incidentally, I can tell you that the person who most practised direct democracy was Adolf Aloisovich in the 1930s. And we should remember this since during those 1930 years this was one of the key means of manipulation. This law, therefore, must be responsible, including giving the possibility (of voting) at the local level".