Disinfo: People in the Baltic states were better off in the…

Summary

People in the Baltic states were better off in the Soviet Union compared to nowadays. Sending NATO forces to the Eastern flank of the Alliance is a provocation against Russia.

Disproof

Debunked many times before. During the post-war period, the USSR priorities were not the investment in industry, but the repression of the national resistance movement and the militarization of the territory. The Baltic States as a whole were Soviet economy donors bit.ly/2lBzobb, whereas now, the Baltic economies are doing well in comparison see e.g bit.ly/2lLv35P, , goo.gl/PeFLEV, . The enforcement of the eastern flank is a response to Russia’s aggressive foreign policy and actions in Ukraine.bit.ly/2iMmGkG, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 59
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR, Russia, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Provocation, NATO

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