Disinfo: Poland is responsible for the unleashing of World War II


It is necessary to write once and for all in all history books: Poland was among those who initiated World War II. It is the main culprit. When Hitler came to power, Pilsudski, the leader of Poland, asked for an alliance with the Germans to march on Red Square.


A recurring disinformation narrative revising the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

It is true that several European powers, including Poland, signed non-aggression treaties with Germany in the 30s, but none of these treaties was as far-reaching as the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, clearly dividing independent countries in Europe into "Spheres of interests". It's also indisputable that Poland was invaded from both east and west, and could not have "initiated the war".

Similar cases of disinformation can be found here.


  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Poland
  • Keywords: Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, World War 2
  • Outlet: Voskresnyi vecher s Vladimirom Solovyoivym @ Rossiya 1 time 01:25-01:45


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