Disinfo: Poland has made Russophobia a cornerstone of its policies

Summary

The current Polish authorities have made Russophobia one of the cornerstones of their policies, constantly speaking about the ‘Russian threat’ and trying to portray their country as a victim of both Nazi Germany and the USSR in World War II.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative equating criticism of Russia's actions with an irrational hatred of Russia itself; attempting to distort the events of the Second World War and rewrite its history in a way that is favourable to Russia.

The Nazi-Soviet occupation of Poland is a matter of historical record, not of portrayal. The invasion was coordinated on the basis of the the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which was accompanied by a secret supplementary protocol on the delimitation of areas of mutual interest in Eastern Europe. A separate provision of the protocol entitled the Nazi Germany and the USSR to jointly conduct a "territorial-political reorganisation" of Poland, and to determine "whether it is in the (signatories') mutual interest to preserve the independent Polish State."

See similar cases about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact herehere, here, here and here. 

Read more about the Pact here.

 

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  • Reported in: Issue 189
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Poland
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, USSR, Anti-Russian, Historical revisionism, WWII, Russophobia, Nazi/Fascist
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NATO manipulated the coronavirus crisis into a sort of armed conflict

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Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence provided to support the claims. NATO had nothing to do with the reactions to the Covid-19 emergency, which has been decided by every sovereign state for their own territories. This is part of a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign against NATO, on this occasion, mixed with another disinformation campaign on the coronavirus.

You can see other examples of the latter in our database, such as claims that coronavirus is a pretext by the ruling class to introduce tyranny, that Bill Gates and George Soros are sponsoring it, that it is a UKUS or NATO creation and Americans have its cure, that it is an artificial disease which specifically targets Chinese DNA, that it was created with economic goals while big pharma companies are spreading panic for their own profits, that it is a biological weapon against Russia and China, that it will wipe out Ukraine’s population in a few days or that it was predicted by Nostradamus and others.

France is behind the creation of the Coronavirus

The origin of the coronavirus, which was discovered in China, is the French Pasteur Institute.

Coronavirus was created by the Pasteur Institute and patented in the year 2004.

Disproof

Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, there is no evidence that suggests that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is used as a weapon against other states or that is has been fabricated inside laboratories.

The virus was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the in almost every country around the world, causing 1,210 956 confirmed cases and more than 70,000 deaths up until 07 April 2020. 

The French government systematically lied to the population

In France for 50-60 years when there were health crises, the government lied to society.  When Chernobyl happened in 1984, the German authorities told to be careful and to protect oneself, and the French minister said all is well, the Chernobyl cloud stopped at the French border.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation narrative that Western governments cannot be trusted to manage a major accident/crisis. The narrative that the "Chernobyl cloud stopped at the French borders" is so well spread in France that is accepted as a cliché.

In the early days after the nuclear accident, in April 1986 not 1984 as stated on Sputnik, environmental associations and journalists spread the idea that the French Minister of Health or Pierre Pellerin, the Director of the Central Service for Protection against Ionising Radiation, said that the "cloud stopped at the French borders". This statement was never made. Pierre Pellerin won several defamation cases against NGOs and Media on this matter. Newspapers such as Le Parisien or Le Point admitted their mistake and explained how this false rumour started.