Disinfo: USSR forced the West to form a middle class, overcome segregation and develop education and human rights.

Summary

As an answer to the challenges from the USSR became the formation of a powerful middle class, development of education, guaranteeing human rights, and overcoming permitting segregation [in the West].

 

Disproof

Powerful middle class, high standards of education, human rights, overcoming segregation etc. are the result of the Western democracy’s development throughout its centuries-old history, not the Bolshevik revolution in 1917.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 85
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/10/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: USSR
  • Keywords: West, October Revolution

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Like the Eastern Europe, Ukraine cannot exist normally without Russia. And because of the strategic choice has been made without Russia, it will not be dying quietly, like the Baltic states [are dying]. It is too big for this.

And the resources of Europe are not enough for Ukraine. Therefore, Ukraine – when it made a strategic choice without Russia – it will die. It will be dying messy and untidy.

 

Disproof

Despite the fact that some experts call Baltic countries “Baltic Turtles”, the economies of these states are growing up these years as well as the GDPs of Poland and Czech Republic.

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In fact, the radicals began preparing long ago. Moreover, they are preparing to storm Kyiv. They are getting ready and they are ready to fight. In principle, they are ready to overthrow this power. […] If the situation now develops and the assault starts, […] these battalions […] well-armed, with combat equipment, which was provided by their supreme commander-in-chief, are ready to move at any moment.

Disproof

No evidence of the plans to storm Kyiv by anybody now. During the demonstration on October 17 in Kyiv, protesters called for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anticorruption reforms or step down at a rally organized by Mikheil Saakashvili and other opposition leaders.

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Disproof

No evidence of civil war in Ukraine, which is suffering an aggression of Russia that has annexed the Crimea and waged an armed conflict in Donbas. As for the street protests in democratic regimes, they indicate not a civil war, but a political activity of the voters. During the demonstration on October 17 in Kyiv, protesters called for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anticorruption reforms or step down at a rally organized by Mikheil Saakashvili and other opposition leaders.