Disinfo: Russia has the lowest child mortality rate in the world

Summary

Russia has the lowest child mortality rate in the world. It is an official UN data. Last year, we had a record low child mortality rate.

Disproof

According to the data for 2017, provided by the UNICEF, a specialised UN agency, child mortality rate (under age 5, per 1,000 live births) in the Russian Federation equals 7.6. It is one of the highest in Europe. The child mortality rate in the US is 6.6, in the UK – 4.3, in Belarus and Germany - 3.7, in Estonia – 2.7. The lowest child mortality were noted for Norway (2.6), Finland (2.3), and Iceland (2.1). The same data is provided by the World Bank.

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  • Reported in: Issue 134
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/01/2019
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Russia
  • Keywords: children, health, Demography, Russian superiority
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The US prepare Ukraine-Like Maidan in Belarus

Civil society activists, funded by US community connections program for Belarus have become an effective tool for creating a ‘fifth column’. This and similar exchange programs will enable the US to organize Ukraine-like events in Belarus.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Western attempts to instigate colour revolutions in EU neighbourhood. An example of earlier disinformation with a similar narrative: Belarus survived six attempts of colour revolutions inspired by the West

Washington is preparing a Venezuelan scenario for Hungary

Hungary opposes the EU sanctions against Russia, but the Unites States will force Hungary to submit to the political line, set up by Washington. Otherwise, a Venezuelan scenario might await Budapest. This can be worse than the demonstrations, staged recently by Billionaire George Soros.

The Coup d’Etat-Scenario we are witnessing in Venezuela has the characteristics of the way the US and its allies interfere in other countries. One can not exclude a similar course of action in order to forge a regime change in Hungary.

Disproof

No evidence given for this conspiracy theory, broadcast by Russian State media. Hungary stands, like all EU member states, behind the sanctions against Russia introduced after the illegal annexation of Crimea, and the sanctions set up after the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17 and the Skripal Case. The sanctions regimes have been set up in open, transparent processes, where Hungary, like all EU member states, have a say.

Consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about sanctions imposed on Russia.

The Rail Baltica project is West's preparation for war with Russia in 2026

The Billion Euro Rail Baltica Project is West’s way of preparing a war with Russia by 2026. The talk about the normal-gauge railroad’s meaning as a necessary infrastructure project for transportations of goods and passengers is just a pretext. The real object of the railroad is to transport tanks faster to the Russian border. It has never been a secret for us that Rail Baltica – first and foremost is a project on military infrastructure.

Disproof

A conspiracy theory without any evidence. The Rail Baltica Project aims at creating a unified high-speed normal gauge railroad that integrates the railroad networks of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania with the networks of the countries to the south of the Baltic Sea. The wide gauge railroad infrastructure, built in the times of the Russian Empire, does not fill the needs of the current flow of goods and passengers. Further reading http://www.railbaltica.org/about-rail-baltica/ eng.lsm.lv/article/economy/transport/forecast-36-million-to-55-million-trips-to-be-taken-on-rail-baltica-in-2026.a307686/,